Monday, July 16, 2018

CHPP Daily Brief "Praying for All in Authority" Monday, July 16, 2018

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We thank you all for praying for the President today as he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin. Due to the urgent need to pray NOW, we are adjusting the release of this bulletin so that we might be in alignment with the actual timing of these talks. Thank you.

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, July 16, 2018

"For I will pour water on him who is thirsty,
And floods on the dry ground;
I will pour My Spirit on your descendants,
And My blessing on your offspring . . ."

(Isaiah 44:3)

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President Trump Meets Vladimir Putin

President Trump Meets Vladimir Putin

1. Trump arrives in Helsinki ahead of summit with Putin -

American President Donald Trump has arrived in Helsinki ahead of a meeting with his Russian counterpart, Vladimir Putin.

Air Force One touched down at Helsinki Airport at 8:55 p.m. (1:55 p.m. EDT) on Sunday evening carrying US President Donald Trump ahead of a historic planned meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

He was greeted by the US Ambassador to Finland, Robert Pence, before travelling to his overnight lodgings.

Trump arrived with his wife, First Lady Melania Trump and a host of other dignitaries, including White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, Deputy Chief of Staff Zack Fuentes, National Security Advisor John Bolton and his chief of staff Fred Fleitz; Policy Advisor Stephen Miller; Social Media Director Dan Scavino; Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders and new communications director hire Bill Shine, formerly of Fox News.

Melania Trump's staffers, Lindsay Reynolds and Stephanie Grisham are also part of the retinue.

On Monday host President Sauli Niinistö is scheduled to meet Trump in the morning before Trump and Putin sit down to a bilateral meeting first without aides and then with their teams of support staff. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for a quiet reception for our President tonight in Finland, after the grueling week just past. We ask for continued protection for President Trump and all who are named in this report during the last leg of this amazing journey, in Your name, amen.

- "He will give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways."
(Psalm 91:11)

2. Trump Says He May Ask Putin to Extradite Intelligence Agents - Newsmax

President Donald Trump said he may ask Vladimir Putin to extradite 12 Russian intelligence agents indicted Friday for hacking Democratic email accounts during the 2016 campaign, and said he has "low expectations" for his summit Monday with the Russian leader.

"I go in with low expectations," Trump said in excerpts of an interview with CBS News released Sunday. "I'm not going with high expectations."

A U.S. grand jury issued an indictment against the agents on Friday, charging them with hacking into email accounts controlled by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's campaign. The charges stem from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling in the election and any involvement by Trump's campaign, a probe the president has repeatedly derided as a "witch hunt."

Trump was briefed on the indictments last week but said in the interview he hadn't considered asking Putin to extradite the agents to the U.S.

"Well, I might," Trump said after CBS News anchor Jeff Glor asked about it. "I hadn't thought of that. But I certainly, I'll be asking about it. But again, this was during the Obama administration. They were doing whatever it was during the Obama administration." (Read more)

- Lord God, we lift up President Trump today as he meets with Vladimir Putin. We thank You that, as we ask, You will guide him in all of his discussions, with Your eye upon him. In Your Name, amen.

- "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you." (Psalm 32:8)

3. Kremlin says Iran's presence in Syria a top issue at Trump-Putin meeting - Times of Israel

Russian President Vladimir Putin's foreign affairs adviser Yuri Ushakov said Friday that Syria and the Iranian presence there will feature high on the agenda of the summit between Putin and US President Donald Trump in Helsinki on Monday.

Israel and Russia have long been rumored to be hammering out a deal on the status of Iran's forces in Syria, as the civil war in the nation winds down and President Bashar Assad regains much of the territory he lost to rebel forces during seven years of fighting.

An unnamed senior Israeli official told Reuters Thursday that Moscow was seeking to push Iranians forces 80 kilometers (50 miles) away from the Israeli border. But he said Israel wanted Tehran and its proxies to completely pull out of the country. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up this historic meeting between the two heads of two of the most powerful nations on earth: the United States of America, and Russia. We ask that this agenda not be set by either Vladimir Putin or by President Trump, but that, rather, this agenda will be set by You, O King of the nations. In Your Name we pray, amen.

- "Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? Indeed it is Your due! For among all the wise men of the nations And in all their kingdoms, There is none like You." (Jeremiah 10:7)

4. Trump on Russia indictment: Why didn't Obama do something? - The Hill

President Trump on Saturday reacted to the indictment of 12 Russian military officers "for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election" by blaming former President Obama and the "deep state."

"The stories you heard about the 12 Russians yesterday took place during the Obama Administration, not the Trump Administration," he tweeted from Scotland. "Why didn't they do something about it, especially when it was reported that President Obama was informed by the FBI in September, before the Election?" (Read more)

- Thank You, Father, that You have given us a President who is a "truth teller." We praise You for answered prayer, amen!

- "These are the things which you should do: speak the truth to one another; judge with truth and judgment for peace in your gates." (Zechariah 8:16)

5. Five key topics that Trump, Putin are expected to discuss in major Helsinki summit - Fox News

To read details of all five topics, go here. The topics are: Russian Meddling; Crimea; Sanctions; Policy on Syria; and Arms Control.

- Father, we pray that, as Putin and Trump work their way through these delicate topics, You would direct their hearts in the way they should go. Amen.

- "The king's heart is in the hand of the Lord, Like the rivers of water; He turns it wherever He wishes." (Proverbs 21:1)

Focus on Israel

1. IDF: Over 174 mortar shells, rockets fired at Israel on Saturday- Times of Israel

Terrorist groups in the Gaza Strip launched over 174 rockets and mortar shells at southern Israel throughout Saturday, the majority of them exploding in open fields, but with some landing inside Israeli communities, injuring three people and damaging buildings, officials said.

In response, the Israel Defense Forces launched its largest bombing campaign against Hamas targets in the Strip since the 2014 Gaza war, hitting dozens of targets, including two border-crossing attack tunnels and an urban combat training facility, the military said.

According to the Hamas-run Gaza health ministry, two Palestinian teenagers were killed in the Israeli strikes - in a building over a Hamas tunnel - and 25 others were injured by shrapnel.

(Read more)

2. Three Wounded As 200 Projectiles Fired At Israel From Gaza Strip - Jerusalem Post

Close to 200 projectiles were launched from the Gaza Strip toward the South since late Friday with at least 30 of them intercepted by the Iron Dome.

According to the IDF, Hamas launched 100 of the projectiles from 3 p.m onwards. The Iron Dome intercepted about 20 and another 73 fell in open areas. One rocket landed inside a kibbutz in the Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council area and another rocket struck a courtyard of a synagogue in Sderot, without causing any injuries.

Three Israelis were wounded after a projectile hit a home in Sderot.

According to Magen David Adom, a 14-year-old girl was lightly wounded in her legs, a 15-year-old was lightly wounded with injuries to her face from broken glass and a 52-year-old man was in moderate condition after sustaining a chest wounded. All were evacuated by MDA to Barzilai Medical Center in Ashkelon.

(Read more)

3. Israel shoots down Syrian drone flying over demilitarized zone - Times of Israel

The Israel Defense Forces launched a Patriot missile at a Syrian drone that was flying inside the demilitarized zone between the two countries on Friday, in what the army said was a violation of a 1974 ceasefire agreement.

This was the second case of Israeli air defenses firing at a Syrian drone in under a week. The military said the drone was shot down by the anti-aircraft Patriot missile, after initially saying it was not sure whether the aircraft went down.

(Read more)

4. Netanyahu: Gaza ceasefire must include halt to 'fire kites' - World Israel News

The new ceasefire achieved between Israel and Hamas includes an end to the launching of bomb-laden kites and arson balloons into Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu asserted.

"I heard it being said that Israel has agreed to a ceasefire that would allow the continuation of terrorism by incendiary kites and balloons; this is incorrect. We are not prepared to accept any attacks against us and we will respond appropriately," Netanyahu said at the beginning of the weekly cabinet meeting Sunday morning.

Over the weekend, Israel "hit Hamas in a significant way and hard," he continued. "Our policy is clear: Whoever hurts us, we will hit them with great strength. This is what we did yesterday. The IDF dealt Hamas the harshest blow since Operation Protective Edge. I hope that they got the message; if not, they will get it later."

(Read more)

5. Thousands of protesters gather against nation-state bill in Tel Aviv - Jerusalem Post

Thousands of protesters marched through central Tel Aviv on Saturday night to protest the controversial nationstate bill, calling it racist and discriminatory.

Under the banner "This is home for all of us," public figures, MKs and social activists addressed the demonstration, which saw participants marching from Rabin Square to Dizengoff Center.

The Jewish nation-state bill is a draft Basic Law with constitutional heft that declares the country as the nationstate of the Jewish people. It would anchor in law the state's menorah emblem, Jerusalem as the capital, national holidays and the right of all residents to preserve their heritage without consideration of religion and nationality.

(Read more)

6. Insight for Intercessors: July 14, 2018

To read this weekend's edition, go here.

7. Bridges for Peace: Israel Prayer Updates - Friday, July 13, 2018

To read this week's update, please go here.

8. Intercessors for Israel: Friday Prayer Points

July 13th, 2018

To read this week's edition, please go here.

9. Assad's Huge Victory and What it Means for Israel - YnetNews

Tuesday, 10 July 2018 | The capture of areas in the Daraa province and the Jordan border crossing south of it serves as an important psychological victory for Syrian President Bashar Assad and the Russians. It's important because it is a serious blow to the morale of the Sunni rebels, who are withdrawing on almost all fronts anyway, and Daraa is a symbol for them. This is where the rebellion started seven years ago, this is where they stood their ground despite repeated assaults by the regime's army, Iranian militias and Hezbollah. That is why the fall of the province will chip away at the rebels' motivation to keep fighting.

There are only two provinces left in Syria under rebel control-the Idlib province in the north, which is holding strong mostly thanks to the Turkish forces nearby that support it, and the area east of the Euphrates River that the Syrian Kurds control with heavy American assistance.

The Daraa province lasted a long time thanks to the supply and reinforcements it received from Arab nations-among them Saudi Arabia and the Gulf nations-through Jordan. Jordan also allowed the Americans and the British to support the Syrian rebels with advisors and aid from its territory. Now, all of that is over.

The Syrian army, which was advancing on two axes, took over the border crossing with Jordan, closing the door on a land aid route important to the rebels in the south and southwest of Syria. The rebels in Quneitra have now been cut off from their main supply artery from Jordan, and the Syrian Golan Heights are almost certainly going to fall like a ripe fruit into the hands of the Assad regime.

Israel will continue providing humanitarian aid as long as it can to rebels and refugees in the Golan border area, but nothing more. The closing of the supply chain and Jordanian reinforcements essentially doomed the rebels in the Syrian Golan, and they too will soon have to sign a surrender mediated by the Russians. (Read more)

- Bring Israel's borders before the Lord and ask Him to draw a hedge of protection over and around them. Pray that the current situation in southern Syria will not spill over to the Golan Heights. Lift up the Israeli communities in the north that God will fill their hearts with peace.

- For I, says the LORD, will be a wall of fire all around her, and I will be the glory in her midst. (Zechariah 2:5)
[Prayer offered by: Bridges for Peace]

The Daily Brief

1. President Trump, First Lady Melania Trump meet Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle - Fox News

President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump joined Queen Elizabeth II in an official greeting ceremony at Windsor Castle Friday, in the first meeting between the two heads of state since the 2016 election.

The monarch welcomed Trump and Mrs. Trump in the courtyard of the castle for a social visit with the queen, who does not share her political views.

Trump and the queen walked up and down the garden, inspecting a guard of honor, formed by the Coldstream Guards. They then spent around 30 minutes getting acquainted over tea inside the castle.

The president's visit with the queen came after a joint press conference with British Prime Minister Theresa May. The two leaders pledged their full cooperation on trade and other issues, easing tensions after Trump gave an explosive interview with The Sun in which he criticized May's handling of Brexit and called into question a U.S.-U.K. trade deal.

Despite comments in the interview, Trump on Friday said he supported whatever decision May comes to regarding Brexit, Britain's departure from the European Union.

"Once the Brexit process is concluded-and perhaps the U.K. has left the EU, I don't know, whatever you're going to do is okay with us," Trump said. "Just make sure we can trade together. That's all that matters." (Read more)

- Father God, we are so touched by this report. We thank You for Great Britain -- our longtime and faithful ally. We say "Praise the Lord" and . . . "Hail Brittannia!" In your Name, amen.

- "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!" (Psalm 150:6)

2. Trump supporters turn out in London a day after protests - Fox News

LONDON - Thousands of Trump supporters and right-wing activists took to the nation's capital on Saturday - a day after anti-Trump protesters had dominated the city.

While the displays of right-wing support were nowhere near as large as the enormous anti-Trump march that demanded the international media's attention the day before, it was still a significant show of support for Trump from those eager to counter the claim that Trump had been unanimously rejected by Britons. (Read more)

- Lord God, we are thrilled to see the true response from the hearts of the people of England who did demonstrate their support for our President. We repent that our own "fake news" media were surely in collusion with that of the U.K., so that the American people were once again deceived. Thank You for the British people and their own love for our President and for our nation, amen.

- "You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)

3. Critics slam 'embarrassing' Mayor Sadiq Khan for feuding with Trump while London faces rising crime, knife deaths - Fox News

London Mayor Sadiq Khan slammed President Trump's criticism of him as "preposterous" after allowing a giant Trump balloon at anti-Trump protests in London, but critics question whether the mayor should be devoting his energy to tackling crime rather than "embarrassing" the city in front of the whole world.

Trump reignited the feud with Khan in an interview with The Sun newspaper, saying the Mayor of London "has done a terrible job" when it comes to terrorism and crime. "I think he has done a bad job on crime, if you look, all of the horrible things going on there, with all of the crime that is being brought in," he said.

Khan called the comments "preposterous" on the BBC's Today program on Friday, claiming that violent crime has risen across the country and London has been forced to tackle the issue with a smaller police budget. (Read more)

- Lord God, we see this report as an answer to prayer. We are grateful that there are some who are now holding Mayor Sadiq Khan accountable for his actions, in both allowing such a flagrant humiliation of our President while not addressing the real issue of rising crime in his city. Thank you, Lord. Amen.

- "It is mine to avenge; I will repay." (Deut. 32:35)

4. Trump to PM May: Brexit Deal OK With Me, As Long As We Can Trade -

At a news conference following their private meeting in England Friday, President Trump said he doesn't know what the United Kingdom is going to do about Brexit, but "whatever you're going to do is okay with us," as long as the two countries can continue trading.

"The United States looks forward to finalizing a great, bilateral trade agreement with the United Kingdom," Trump said. "This is an incredible opportunity for our two countries, and we'll seize it fully. We support the decision of the British people to realize full self-government, and we will see how that goes. Very complicated negotiation, and not an easy negotiation, that's for sure." (Read more)

- Father, You are Almighty God over all the nations. Bring a determined deal between the United Kingdom and the United States, according to Your divine will. But we pray You block the Brexit deal of doing business with the European Union. Raise up a standard against it, we pray in the Name of Jesus, amen.

- "When righteous men do rejoice, there is great glory: but when the wicked rise, a man is hidden." (Proverbs 28:12)

5. U.S. accuses Russian spies of 2016 election hacking; summit looms - Reuters

A federal grand jury on Friday charged 12 Russian intelligence officers with hacking Democratic computer networks in 2016, in the most detailed U.S. accusation yet that Moscow meddled in the presidential election to help Republican Donald Trump. The indictment, which alleges a wide-ranging conspiracy involving sophisticated hacking and staged releases of documents, raises the stakes for a summit next week between President Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Officers of Russia's military intelligence agency, the GRU, covertly monitored computers of Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton's campaign and Democratic campaign committees, and stole large amounts of data, the indictment said. "In addition to releasing documents directly to the public, the defendants transferred stolen documents to another organization, not named in the indictment, and discussed timing the release of the documents in an attempt to enhance the impact on the election," Deputy U.S. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told a news conference.

Friday's indictment was secured by Special Counsel Robert Mueller as part of his probe into Russian involvement in the election. It was the first by Mueller that directly charges the Russian government with meddling in the election, which Trump unexpectedly won. The Kremlin denies it interfered. Rosenstein said he briefed Trump earlier this week about the indictment. It contains no allegations that U.S. citizens committed a crime, he said. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray You will expose the root of this indictment secured by Robert Mueller against President Trump, that he is a victim of the wrath of one woman from the past administration, who lost the office of president. Bring out the truth, God, in an undisputed realization. We ask in the Name of Jesus.

- "For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting; and His truth endures to all generations." (Psalm 100:5)

6. House Republicans face off with FBI agent at raucous hearing - Reuters

An FBI agent who criticized Donald Trump in text messages during the 2016 campaign vigorously defended himself at a raucous congressional hearing on Thursday that highlighted the deep divisions over a probe of Russian election meddling that has clouded Trump's presidency. Republicans and Democrats shouted and swapped insults in the U.S. House of Representatives session, attended by dozens of lawmakers, as agent Peter Strzok said his personal political views had never affected his official work.

During the hearing, Republicans attacked the FBI, as Trump himself has done, at a time when Special Counsel Robert Mueller is still investigating alleged Russian interference in the election and possible collusion between Moscow and Trump campaign aides. Democrats said the hearing played into the Kremlin's hands. Democratic Representative Luis Gutierrez said when it was his turn to question Strzok:

"Congratulations Kremlin, and congratulations to everyone who is helping them."

Russian President Vladimir Putin, who will meet with Trump in Helsinki on Monday, has repeatedly denied U.S. intelligence agency conclusions that Moscow interfered in the campaign and tried to help Trump. Trump has described Mueller's investigation as a political witch hunt. (Read more)

- Lord God, we ask that You close out any further investigations of Robert Mueller, as a political witch hunt and he be stopped now. We pray in Jesus' Name.

- "Treasures of wickedness profit nothing: but righteousness delivers from death." (Proverbs 10:2)

7. Report: House Conservatives Renew Push to Impeach Rosenstein - Newsmax

House conservatives could file documents as early as Monday to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein over his role in the Russia probe, despite Friday's indictment of 12 Russian operatives for interfering in the 2012 presidential election. "It has not been filed today," Ben Williamson, a spokesman for North Carolina Rep. Mark Meadows, a co-leader of the renewed effort, told Politico. He declined to rule out whether Meadows might make the filing next week. Meadows, chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, had the impeachment document with him on the House floor as Rosenstein announced the indictments, according to Politico. He and Freedom Caucus founder, Ohio Rep. Jim Jordan, are behind the new push to oust Rosenstein, 53, who was named to the post last year by President Donald Trump.

Conservatives have long accused Rosenstein of slowing their investigation into FBI agents they say are biased against the president. Democrats countered that Republicans are targeting Rosenstein to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller. (Read more)

- Lord God, let Your justice be done in this matter.

- "But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream!"
(Amos 5:24)

8. House Committee Adopts Defense Of Faith-Based Adoption Agencies
- Daily Caller

The House Appropriations Committee adopted a measure that would ensure federal funding for faith-based adoption agencies that object to placing children with same-sex couples. GOP Rep. Robert Aderholt of Alabama introduced the measure, which is an amendment to an upcoming funding bill, as a way to curb further discrimination against faith-based adoption agencies. Faith-based adoption agencies have faced massive closures in California, Illinois, Massachusetts, and Washington, D.C., as a result of local laws that make it illegal for adoption and foster care agencies to refuse same-sex couples.

"Several states and localities across the country are not allowing religious organizations, such as Catholic Charities and Bethany Christian services, to operate child welfare agencies," Aderholt said, according to Crux Now. Aderholt asserted that the current opioid epidemic has caused the number of children entering the foster care system to "skyrocket." The closure of faith-based adoption agencies has compounded the issue and limited available resources to children and parents.

The amendment to the funding bill dictates that the Department of Health and Human Services will withhold 15 percent of federal funding for child welfare from states that outlaw religious adoption agencies' refusal to place children with same-sex couples. (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray that You step into this situation by Your Holy Spirit and protect and defend all Faith-based adoption agencies. This will ensure that the children will have a solid base upon which they will live throughout their lives. We pray in the Name of the Lord and by the Blood of Jesus let it be so.

- "Unto the upright there arises light in the darkness: he is gracious, and full of compassion, and righteous." (Psalm 112:4)

9. Facebook, YouTube, Twitter face Hill grill on political bias - WND

House Judiciary Committee continues probe of online censorship as free-speech threat

Does a hyper-progressive, Silicon Valley cartel of social-media dominance threaten the very framework of free speech in America?

That will be the focus of a House Judiciary Committee hearing Tuesday when Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., takes testimony from representatives of Facebook, You Tube and Twitter - all accused by conservatives, Christians and independent media of employing ideological bias through algorithms and human intervention to suppress free speech, along with Internet search giant Google. In the past, all four companies declined invitations to testify on these issues before the committee.

Those scheduled to testify at 10 a.m. in the live-streamed hearing will include Facebook's Monika Bickert, head of global policy management, Juniper Downs, YouTube's global head of public policy and government relations, and Nick Pickles, Twitter senior strategist. (Read more)

- Father, we ask that all the witnesses that have been called to testify before this Committee about this very serious matter give clear and truthful statements. Amen.

- " . . . truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

10. Feds identify more than 2,500 more children to be reunited - Washington Times

The federal health department said Friday there are 2,551 more children who may need to be reunified with their parents by July 26, laying out the parameters of the gargantuan task ahead of them. Officials revealed the number in a filing with the federal judge who has set the schedule for reunifications. That judge said Friday that he wants to have a list of most of the names, confirmation that they are in fact the parents of the children they're claiming, and other details in hand by Thursday. And he said he expects the reunifications to begin immediately, saying the government cannot wait until just before the July 26 deadline to begin making matches.

Judge Dana Sabraw did praise the government for its work on reunifying the youngest of the children - those under age 5 - who were supposed to be placed back with parents earlier this week. "There is substantial compliance. There is good faith being demonstrated," he said. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray that You will oversee each child's life and its legal parents and bring them back together. God, stop anyone lying concerning them being the parent when they are not legally so. Protect each and every child by the Blood of Jesus, and return them to their true parent(s). Demand of the authorities strict examination of each and every document that verifies the identity of the legal parents. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "We will rejoice in God's salvation, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners of truth: the Lord fulfill all our petitions." (Psalm 20:5)

The Daily Jot

Friday, July 13, 2018

Of fools and foolishness

There is a lot written about fools in the Bible. Proverbs 13:20 says, "He that walks with wise men shall be wise: but a companion of fools shall be destroyed." And Proverbs 1:22 asks, "How long, you simple ones, will you love simplicity? and the scoffers delight in their scoffing, and fools hate knowledge?" Proverbs 16:22 says, "Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that has it: but the instruction of fools is folly." Ecclesiastes 7:5 tells us, "It is better to hear the rebuke of the wise, than for a man to hear the song of fools." The Bible is down on fools. With that as a backdrop, it is amazing how society tolerates foolishness brought on by fools. Of course, many of them are well educated, but that doesn't make them wise.

There are so many headlines in the news these days about crazy stuff. Take for example that the Russians influenced the elections. First the narrative was that the Russians had hacked the election and changed the result. It has now moved to the idea that President Trump and the Russians collaborated to beat Hillary Clinton. In reality, Hillary Clinton beat Hillary Clinton. She was a horrible candidate, unlikable, and a crook. The voters recognized this and they voted. The rest is history. The terrible thing is that over half the voters believe in the same foolish things that Clinton believes. And that is a problem when it comes to the future of our nation. Foolish children are becoming foolish adults.

Global warming, for example, now called climate change. The scientists fudged the study data to support the narrative. It was exposed, yet people like Al Gore and other environmentalists still go around saying that we are melting. It is a proven scientific and historic fact that weather is cyclical. I remember when I was in high school that Time and Newsweek were writing alarming cover stories that we were all going to be destroyed by the coming ice age. Same fools, different gig. Other fools say that illegal aliens don't commit any more crimes than citizens. This is factually untrue. By virtue of being illegal, they start out with committing more crimes than the average person. Add in rape, murder, armed robbery and you have real statistics that only a fool can deny.

Islam is a religion of peace-another foolish folly. What other organization enslaves, abuses, and trades in women, children and drugs? What other organization blows up themselves and others in the name of some non-existent god? Where in the world is there this type of violence that is not connected to Islam? Yet the fools think none of this is true. How many times have you discussed these things with someone only to have them say 'I don't think that is true'? Encourage people to seek the truth for themselves. 1 Corinthians 13:11 says, "When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things." People need to have mature understanding of life, the Holy scriptures, and of God. They need to learn how to put away foolish things and seek the wisdom of the Lord.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Something Special!

Something Special!

Viral Video: Christian 'Flash Mob' Breaks Out In Worship at Chick-fil-A

A group of Christians took over a Georgia Chick-fil-A restaurant when they broke out in a spontaneous flash mob singing "Every Praise."

The video was shared on Facebook and has garnered over six million views. It was posted by Chris Armstead who is a worship leader at East Cobb Church of Christ in Marietta, Georgia.

He and a group of friends kicked off the song in an impressive harmony before sitting down for their meal.

It wasn't long before bystanders were either joining in or pulling out their camera's to record the faith-filled performance.

Commenters took to Facebook saying it was "so beautiful" and "refreshing" to see the restaurant break out in worship.

One wrote, "Wonderful. I felt the touch of God on Facebook. Thank God for people who are not ashamed to show that He is the most high. We need more of this to happen. Thank you." (CBN)

> > > To read this article, go here. (Includes the viral video!)

Our Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study

Week of Sunday, July 15 - Saturday, July 21, 2018

Featured teaching of the week

~ God's Prophetic TimeClock ~ Pt 1

To study this message, please go here.
Torah portion reading for the week of June 25

Devarim ~ Words

Torah portion: Deut. 1:1-3:22
Haftorah portion (Prophets): Isaiah 1:1-27
Gospel/New Testament: Matthew 24:1-22

Submitted by:

Laura Densmore
Program Coordinator
Hebraic Heritage Ministries Intnl

More Daily Features

More Daily Features

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for the Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)

Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Classic Hymns


"When they came to the place called Calvary, there they crucified Him."
(Luke 23:33)


Years I spent in vanity and pride,
Caring not my Lord was crucified,
Knowing not it was for me He died on Calvary.


Mercy there was great, and grace was free;
Pardon there was multiplied to me;
There my burdened soul found liberty at Calvary.

By God's Word at last my sin I learned;
Then I trembled at the law I'd spurned,
Till my guilty soul imploring turned to Calvary.


Now I've given to Jesus everything,
Now I gladly own Him as my King,
Now my raptured soul can only sing of Calvary!


Oh, the love that drew salvation's plan!
Oh, the grace that brought it down to man!
Oh, the mighty gulf that God did span at Calvary!



Please go here. (Includes lyrics)

About the Author:

Words: Will­iam R. New­ell, 1895.

Melody: Dan­iel B. Town­er

Signs and Wonders

Mars in a Skillet

As Mars approaches Earth for a 15-year close encounter on July 27th, it is brightening to a luminosity rarely seen from the Red Planet. How bright is it? Mars is almost 3 times brighter than Sirius, the brightest star in the sky. It is 30% brighter than Jupiter, the largest planet in the solar system. Mars is so bright, you can see it in a skillet. (Go here)

"I was cleaning up my outdoor gas grill last night after having a barbeque when I noticed a bright reflection in my skillet. I then looked up, and it was Mars," says Frankie Lucena of Puerto Rico.

"I went inside to get my camera and took this photo," he adds. "It is the best photo of Mars that I have been able to take so far this season. Maybe the vegetable oil in the skillet helped to bring out its colors."

Readers, if you have not yet seen Mars with your own eyes this month, please do. You can't miss it shining brightly in the southern sky at midnight. The planet's color, accurately shown in Lucena's skillet, is amazing.

"I will show wonders in the heavens above and signs on the earth below, blood and fire and billows of smoke." (Acts 2:19)

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Sketch of Israel's Flag Becomes Syrian Girl's Symbol of Gratitude

Wednesday, 11 July 2018 | Last week was one of the busiest weeks since the launch of the IDF's [Israel Defense Forces] Operation Good Neighbor two years ago, as fierce fighting in the Syrian southwestern city of Daraa precipitated the flight of hundreds of thousands of Syrian refugees to the Israeli and Jordanian borders. The two phones on the desk of Lt. Col. A, who oversees the operation, almost never cease to ring. On one line he tends to constant requests from Syrian liaison officials for humanitarian aid to citizens who have fled the fighting near Daraa. On the other line, IDF military personnel are regularly keeping him apprised of the situation in the field.

Lt. Col. A, who served in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria], says he didn't encounter such expressions of gratitude-including warm handshakes from Syrians-from the many Palestinians he encountered over the years who received humanitarian assistance from the IDF.
Hung on the walls of his office are pictures of his children. Opposite, is a framed picture of a Star of David that was drawn by a 9-year-old Syrian girl who suffered from severe diabetes and was taken to the Ziv Medical Center in Sefad for treatment last year. When she returned to Israel for a medical inspection, she came across Lt. Col. A. by chance. While they were talking, the girl asked to draw an Israeli flag for him, and she did so with help from her mother, who growing up was fed a daily diet of Israel-hatred. For the 9-year-old, drawing the Star of David proved a difficult task, but she was eventually able to complete the sketch, and add her own huge expression of warmth for the country with a little green heart drawn above, alongside her and the officer's names.
In recent months, quite a few such drawings have been given to IDF soldiers by Syrian children who discovered that their only place of refuge from a brutal regime proved to be a country they had been indoctrinated to loathe. The drawings are perhaps the only way these children have to convey their gratitude for the Israeli hand that extended in their hour of need.
. . . "Since 2013, around 4,000 wounded Syrians have entered Israel. Some 1,300 children and 6,500 adults were treated at the clinic we established with the Americans on the border," the officer said proudly. "Some 25,000 Syrians have received food and clothes from us, and our help has had an impact on 250,000 Syrians who live on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights." "We made it clear that we would not get involved in the war, and that we would continue supporting them with humanitarian aid later on as well. There are a few scenarios we're examining (if Assad regains control of the area), including the continuation of the aid through alternative avenues rather than directly," the officer explained. "This area will continue to be dangerous and that's where terrorists come in. That's why we have an interest in ensuring that life in the Syrian part of the Golan Heights is reasonable."
Lt. Col. A's bag, which he carries to all of his meetings, contains a letter from a 35-year-old Syrian woman written in Arabic after she was treated in Israel. "I am grateful to the people of Israel and to the IDF for helping us and giving us medical supplies and food. I hope that the borders between us will one day be purely geographical. Yours, a stranger in my country." (Source: Ynet News)
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