Monday, July 9, 2018

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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, July 9, 2018 

"Then I will restore your judges as at the first, And your counselors as at the beginning; After that you will be called the city of righteousness, A faithful city." (Isaiah 1:26)

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Justice Nomination

President Trump to Announce His Nominee to Fill the Seat of Retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Tonight at 9:00 p.m. EDT

[Please note: below please find several articles and prayers that we also posted on our Legislative Snapshot on Saturday. We continue to stand in agreement with this research and intercession.]

Presidential Selection

Trump to Announce Supreme Court Nominee 9 p.m. Monday
Trump Says He's Narrowed Supreme Court Nominees to 2 or 3

Senate Advice and Consent

These five senators could make or break Trump's Supreme Court nominee

Judicial Influence

High Court Shift May Make Abortion Illegal In Some States, Trump Says
Evangelical Leaders Downplay Potential Roe v. Wade Reversal

Father, we ask that You would prepare the hearts of all involved in this process ahead that begins this week.

As we shift from the unknown of who President Trump may pick to the known nominee on whose confirmation the Senate decides, may we recognize that we still know nothing without You, and You know the hearts of leaders and turn them like the rivers of water in your hands. We ask You to turn the hearts of our leaders and the American people to You, Father, in all the fullness of what You desire that to mean.

Father, as You have set this opportunity before us, may your people not turn away from the victory before them, but may we turn to You to complete the work which You have started in this land. “Every way of a man is right in his own eyes, But the Lord weighs the hearts. To do righteousness and justice Is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice.” (Proverbs 21:2-3)

> > > A Special Note from our First Nations Friends

Dear friends,

Please agree with us in prayer for God's choice for the Supreme Court nominee. We especially ask for First Nations to pray.

Blessings Ivan and Linda Doxtator

To read the text of Ivan and Linda's letter, please go here.

Focus on Israel

1. Israel said planning measures to restrict Erdogan's influence in Jerusalem - Times of Israel

Israel is considering restricting the activities of Turkey's international aid agency in Jerusalem and the Palestinian territories in an effort to counter President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's reported efforts to extend his influence in East Jerusalem, Hadashot news reported Saturday.

The National Security Council has drafted possible measures to be taken against the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) that operates in East Jerusalem, the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip. According to the report, Israeli intelligence officials believe that TIKA has hosted members of the Islamic Movement at their offices, and that several of its employees transferred funds and information to the Hamas terrorist group.
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2. Israel deploys Iron Dome defense system along Gaza border- Israel Hayom

The Israel Defense Forces deployed a number of Iron Dome rocket defense systems in southern Israel along the border with the Gaza Strip this week.

The deployment follows a string of security assessments by defense officials in anticipation of a potential conflict in Gaza.

Defense officials reiterated the widely held assumption that Hamas, which rules Gaza, is not interested in sparking a war with Israel, but they understand that this was also the case when the last conflict erupted in 2014.

According to security assessments, Hamas is currently provoking Israel with violence on the border on the assumption that Israel will show restraint and avoid a clash for its own reasons.

While Hamas' assumption is not wrong, the general understanding within Israel's defense establishment is that Hamas is misreading the situation and pushing the boundaries too far, and that it is approaching the limit of what Israel is willing to contain. Israeli defense officials say Israel's power of deterrence has eroded somewhat in the four years since Operation Protective Edge.

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3. Defiant Abbas says he won't halt stipends to terrorists - Times of Israel

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday that he will continue paying stipends to Palestinian attackers and their families despite the Israeli parliament's decision last week to withhold hundreds of millions in funds from taxes collected on the Palestinian Authority's behalf.

Abbas defiantly told a meeting of Fatah party leaders that the Palestinian government would pay "our martyrs and prisoners and wounded people" as it had since 1965.

"We will not allow anyone to interfere with the money that Israel is against us paying to the families of martyrs and prisoners," he said, according to an official transcript released by state-run news agency Wafa.

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4. Syria accuses Israel of striking Iran-linked base, says air defenses deployed - Times of Israel

Syrian air defenses were activated near the T-4 air base in central Syria on Sunday night, in response to an airstrike on the facility, which Syrian state media attributed to the Israeli military.

Syria's SANA news outlet claimed that the country's air defenses "damaged one of the attacking aircraft and forced the rest to leave the airspace." The state mouthpiece also said that the air defenses intercepted a number of incoming missiles aimed at the base. Defense analysts have noted that Syria regularly makes false claims about its air defenses' success rates.

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5. Israel presents red lines on Saudi nuclear aspirations - Israel National News

Israel presented the Trump administration with its red lines regarding the deal being finalized for the sale of nuclear reactors from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia, Channel 10 News reported on Sunday.

According to the report, officials in Jerusalem understood that they would not be able to thwart the deal due to the fact that it will bring billions of dollars in profit to the U.S., so they decided to reach understandings with the Americans on the issue.

Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz (Likud), who is also in charge of the Atomic Energy Commission, met in Washington with Energy Secretary Rick Perry, who is conducting negotiations with the Saudis, and told him that Israel wants to prevent uranium enrichment in Saudi Arabia, know all the details of the deal in advance and hold preliminary consultations on the planned location of the nuclear reactors in Saudi Arabia.

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6. Government Announces 'Majority of Jews in Israel'
Sanhedrin Responds 'Time for Jubilee'
- Breaking Israel News

The Israeli government recently announced that the largest community of Jews in the world is in Israel. This demographic fact has far-reaching Messianic ramifications in Jewish Law, requiring the Jews to reinstate Biblical commandments that have not been seen in two millennia and bringing redemption one, rather significant step closer.

"Having a majority of Jews in Israel creates a different halachic (Torah law) reality, requiring Jews to perform certain mitzvoth (Torah commandments) they have not had to perform in 2,000 years," Rabbi Hillel Weiss, spokesman for the nascent Sanhedrin, said to Breaking Israel News. Rabbi Weiss explained that this condition of a majority of Jews in Israel was anticipated in prophecy as the final return of the Jews to Israel. It is referred to as the third inheritance of the land, the first being by Joshua, the second after the Babylonian exile.

The third inheritance refers to Jews' prophesied return from the exile that followed the destruction of the Second Temple by the Romans in 70 CE. Jewish tradition holds that this return will usher in the building of the Third Temple, the return of the Davidic Dynasty, and the messianic era.

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Then, when I have brought you to the land of Yisrael, to the country that I swore to give to your fathers, you shall know that I am Hashem. (Ezekiel 20:42)

The Daily Brief

1. Amy Coney Barrett emerges as favorite on right, target for left - The Hill

Amy Coney Barrett has emerged as the favorite candidate for social conservatives in the debate over who President Trump should pick to replace Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Barrett - a 46-year-old appellate judge - checks multiple boxes for the right. Her age will allow her to influence the court for decades, she's unabashedly conservative and deeply religious, and her gender, conservatives hope, will make it harder for critics to paint her as extreme on women's rights and health care.

Conservatives have rallied around Barrett, who has questioned Roe v. Wade and the court's deference to legal precedent - raising the prospect that she would be more likely than other picks to vote to overturn the 1973 decision legalizing abortion. In addition to Barrett, Trump is said to be heavily considering Brett Kavanaugh, a judge on the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and Raymond Kethledge, a judge on the 6th Circuit.

Just the speculation that Barrett could be tapped to succeed Kennedy has sparked early crossfire, underscoring that she's viewed as one of, if not the, most controversial pick Trump could make. "She is a conservative woman who has been successful, who has been a mother, been a professor, which represents a lot of conservative women out there. ... The left hates that. It does not fit their model," Tony Perkins, the president of the Family Research Council, said on Fox News radio.

Barrett is relatively new to the federal judiciary, joining the 7th Circuit last year. But she vaulted through the ranks of conservative circles after she survived a showdown with Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee who appeared to question if her Catholic faith would influence her rulings. Conservatives are publicly rallying behind Barrett, arguing the optics of a female nominee could scramble the Democratic narrative that Trump's pick will be detrimental to women's rights and abortion.

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- Lord God, may Your powerful hand reach down and guide the decision regarding Ms. Barrett becoming the next Supreme Court Justice. We ask for Your perfect will only to be made. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "And they were not able to resist the wisdom and the spirit by which he spoke." (Acts 6:10)

2. President and First Lady to Visit the UK - CHPP

President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump are set to visit London this week. The President plans to arrive in the UK on Thursday afternoon, following a NATO summit in Brussels. He is also set to attend the Blenheim Palace, Winston Churchill's birthplace, dinner with Mrs. Trump that evening. Business leaders from different sectors are set to attend the dinner with The President, as a way to celebrate the links between the U.S. and the UK.

On Friday morning, the British MI-6 intelligence agency will give a presentation to show The President how Britain is fighting terrorists. President Trump will then travel to the Prime Minister's country retreat, Chequers, to discuss foreign policy. Following this, both The President and First Lady will go to Windsor Castle to meet with Queen Elizabeth herself - something President Trump has been wanting to do. While their meeting is not a formal state banquet, it is still a significant moment for the two countries.

Following his trip to London, President Trump will travel to Helsinki, Finland to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

- Lord God Almighty in Heaven: we petition You for the safety and the security of President Trump and our First Lady, Melania Trump, in Your Mighty Name. We ask that You dispatch a host of ministering angels to accompany the President and the First Lady protected under the Shelter of Your Wing throughout their coming journey. Hear our prayer, O Lord, on their behalf . . . hear our prayer. Amen.


3. In Resignation Letter, EPA's Pruitt Cites 'Unrelenting Attacks,' Says 'Transformative Work' Occurring in Trump Administration - Daily Signal

"Mr. President, it has been an honor to serve you in the Cabinet as administrator of the EPA. Truly, your confidence in me has blessed me personally and enabled me to advance your agenda beyond what anyone anticipated at the beginning of your administration. Your courage, steadfastness and resolute commitment to get results for the American people, both with regard to improved environmental outcomes as well as historical regulatory reform, is in fact occurring at an unprecedented pace and I thank you for the opportunity to serve you and the American people in helping achieve those ends.

That is why it is hard for me to advise you I am stepping down as administrator of the EPA effective as of July 6. It is extremely difficult for me to cease serving you in this role first because I count it a blessing to be serving you in any capacity, but also, because of the transformative work that is occurring. However, the unrelenting attacks on me personally, my family, are unprecedented and have taken a sizable toll on all of us.

My desire in service to you has always been to bless you as you make important decisions for the American people. I believe you are serving as president today because of God's providence. I believe that same providence brought me into your service. I pray as I have served you that I have blessed you and enabled you to effectively lead the American people. Thank you again Mr. President for the honor of serving you and I wish you Godspeed in all that you put your hand to. Your Faithful Friend, Scott Pruitt"

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- O righteous Father, we pray Your blessings be upon Mr. Pruitt for having served our President and our country with such a high standard of integrity, honesty and wholeheartedness of loyalty. Strengthen him by the grace and mercy of God. Promote him to a high position of leadership. May you deal with his attackers as You would deal with the enemies of righteousness. We ask this in Jesus' Name.

-"For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day." (II Timothy 1:12)

4. DOJ, FBI still not in full compliance with document request: sources - FoxNews

Newly available records do not fully comply with congressional House subpoenas, and barring new developments Friday, recent documents from the FBI and Justice Department do not meet deadlines set by a House resolution, according to a source close to the discussions. Three House Republican committee chairmen, Trey Gowdy on Oversight, Devin Nunes on Intelligence and Bob Goodlatte on Judiciary, requested the records, with one subpoena issued as long ago as August of last year.

An Intelligence Committee spokesperson told Fox News, "The DOJ gave the committee some, but not all, of the outstanding documents, so they are not in compliance." A Justice Department official emphasized last weekend that the DOJ and FBI had told both chambers' intelligence committees that records, previously limited to congressional leadership known as Gang of Eight, were now available to lawmakers and cleared staff. The records were widely reported to include documents about the FBI's alleged use of confidential sources to contact Trump campaign aides during the 2016 campaign.

"What put this in motion? And of course, was what put this into motion, was something that is politically motivated, or was it based on legit law enforcement evidence?" said Thomas Dupree, former deputy assistant attorney general under President George W. Bush. "Based on [last week's congressional] hearing and the back-and-forth we have seen over the last few months, we are in an extremely unusual, and in my view disturbing, situation, where there has been a complete breakdown and a fracture of trust."

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- Almighty God, cleanse the FBI by the power of the Blood of Jesus so there will be a high standard to uphold the laws and not withhold this information that is requested. Lord, change the morals of the FBI and make them aware of the fact that God requires righteousness from every member. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "Be patient; establish your hearts: for the coming of the Lord draws near. Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest you be condemned: behold, the judge stands before the door." (James 5:8-9)

5. The Deep State Finds Its Next Target: Why it's zeroing in on Jim Jordan - American Spectator

Writing in his 1979 epic, Coup d'Etat: A Practical Handbook, Edward N. Luttwak claimed, "A coup consists of the infiltration of a small but critical segment of the state apparatus, which is then used to displace the government from its control of the remainder." This is precisely what is occurring today with the purported Deep State coup directed against Donald Trump.

For their part, the House Freedom Caucus appears to be the only part of Republican Party that insists on doing its job. One man in particular, Congressman Jim Jordan (R-OH), is doing his best to perform the constitutionally-mandated congressional oversight of the Department of Justice and the FBI. During a recent public contretemps between himself and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Jordan argued that Rosenstein was a liar who had been misusing his power to redact critical portions of evidence related to the Hillary Clinton investigation.

Soon thereafter, the "mainstream" media began circulating an unsubstantiated, 30-year old tabloid story about how Jordan - as an assistant wrestling coach at the Ohio State University - ignored reports that the team's doctor (who is now conveniently deceased) was molesting student athletes. Jordan denies the claims that he ever knew of any such wrongdoing. But that doesn't matter. The sheer fact that a leading opponent to the coup is wasting precious time responding to such baseless allegations, breathing new life into this "news" story, has served the coup plotters well.

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- Lord God, we ask that Jim Jordan be vindicated. Amen.

- "O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just."
(Psalm 7:9)

6. Deep State DOJ Lawyer Who Helps Rosenstein Oversee Mueller Witch Hunt Stepping Down - Gateway Pundit

The highest ranking lawyer in the Justice Department and top aide to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, Scott Schools, is stepping down from his position. Scott Schools helps Rosenstein oversee the ever expanding Mueller witch hunt. Scott Schools spent 27 years in the Department of Justice and will be replaced, on an acting basis, by Bradley Weinsheimer, who currently works in the national security unit.

[H]e advised former acting Attorney General Sally Yates about the boundaries of her congressional testimony in early 2016. And more recently, Schools has been photographed near the offices of Russia special counsel Robert Mueller, as one of a few top DOJ aides to get regular briefings on the status of that investigation.

Schools is said to be leaving for a job in the private sector. One source who worked with Schools said there was no sign he was being pushed out. Another said Schools was not leaving because of a disagreement with DOJ leadership.

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- Give thanks!

- "O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever." (Psalm 136:1)

6. Soros Director Moves to Rockefeller Entity to Push for Automatic Voter Registration - FreeBeacon

Julie Fernandes, who served as the deputy assistant attorney general in the civil rights division of President Barack Obama's Justice Department and then as a director of Voting Rights and Democracy at Soros's Open Society Foundations, will now serve as the associate director of the institutional accountability and individual liberty at the Rockefeller Family Fund, a New York-based nonprofit founded by the Rockefeller family.

Fernandes's move is another signal that Democrats are moving to undermine voter ID laws following Donald Trump's victory in 2016. The program lists its main initiative as "Voter Registration Modernization," which was created to counter efforts that "limit voting of the poor, elderly, newly enfranchised immigrants, and people of color." It also lists its objective as "expanding participation in the nation's democracy by enacting legislation to provide automatic and permanent registration to all voters."

Critics say such laws increase the chances of noncitizens being able to vote. "Automatic voter registration takes the worst elements of Motor Voter enforcement and exacerbates them ten-fold," said Logan Churchwell, spokesman for the Public Interest Legal Foundation. "A growing number of states have proven to offer voter registration to green card and visa customers. Automation can take the noncitizen's ability to defend themselves against premature voter registration and sets them on direct paths for deportation. Should this foundation's new leadership find success, they will be responsible for generating more cases like Margarita Fitzpatrick in Illinois on a national scale."

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- Father God, let the secret counsel of the wicked be turned into foolishness as they move to push for automatic voter registration. Lord, send out Your lightnings and scatter them. Expose their strategy and defeat it by the power of the Blood of Jesus. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

"No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against us in judgment we condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, says the Lord." (Isaiah 54:17)

7. Prosecutors drop all Trump inauguration rioting cases - Washington Examiner

Federal prosecutors announced Friday that they will drop all charges against activists arrested and accused of rioting during President Trump's inauguration. The decision follows two unsuccessful trials in which jurors either acquitted or deadlocked on charges against members of a largely black-clad anti-capitalism march. Other cases were dropped after a judge found prosecutors improperly withheld evidence.

The dismissal of the charges likely helps civil litigation against the authorities based on allegations of false arrest and police brutality. Another lawsuit seeking class-action certification was filed by D.C. attorney Jeffrey Light. Light and ACLU attorney Scott Michelman told the Washington Examiner that dismissal of charges could strengthen arguments around false arrest.

Light said it was "way too early" to discuss potential settlement amounts per activist. A series of lawsuits following a D.C. mass-arrest during World Bank protests in 2002 resulting in widely varying settlement amounts, totaling an estimated $17 million.

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- Father in heaven, we ask that You oversee the potential settlement amounts per activist for wrongdoing against President Trump, and they not be rewarded for their evil actions. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

"Let not an evil speaker be established in the earth: evil shall hunt the violent man to overthrow him." (Psalm 140:11)

8. Facebook Censored a Post With the Declaration of Independence Text, Now Says Sorry - Daily Signal

Facebook recently removed a post that featured the text from the Declaration of Independence, either showing that its algorithms are flawed, or its human content moderators find America's founding document to be too politically incorrect for users. The tech giant reportedly apologized Tuesday.

A small Texas newspaper called The Liberty County Vindicator was posting excerpts of the document in the days before the Fourth of July to celebrate the patriotic holiday. But it noticed that one of its posts was removed after receiving a notice from the social media company. The paper's managing editor, Casey Stinnett, believes it was likely due to former President Thomas Jefferson's specific reference to "Indian Savages."

The Vindicator not only forgives Facebook, but thanks it for fixing the inappropriate act of censorship. "We never doubted Facebook would fix it, but neither did we doubt the usefulness of our fussing about it a little," Stinnett added. Nevertheless, despite the sympathetic viewpoints of Stinnett, the incident marks yet another instance in which Facebook is censoring content it probably shouldn't. "This is frustrating, but your editor is a historian, and to enjoy the study of history a person must love irony," Stinnett concluded. "It is a very great irony that the words of Thomas Jefferson should now be censored in America."

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- Lord God, we pray Your holiness will rise up over America to return our hearts to the mindset of our famous forefathers who stood for life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness nationwide. Bring Facebook to be more patriotic. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "And all nations shall call us blessed: for we shall be a delightsome land, says the Lord of hosts." (Malachi 3:12)

9. Pompeo says made progress with North Korea, more work needed - Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he had made progress "on almost all of the central issues" in talks with North Korea, including on setting a timeline for its denuclearisation, but work remained to be done. Speaking to reporters after a day and a half of talks in Pyongyang, Pompeo said the two sides agreed to hold discussions on July 12 on the repatriation of remains of Americans killed in the 1950-53 Korean War, and also discussed "modalities" for the destruction of a missile engine testing facility.

Pompeo reiterated that Trump was "committed to a brighter future for North Korea". Kim Jong Un made a broad commitment to "work toward denuclearisation of the Korean Peninsula" in Singapore but offered no details of how or when North Korea might dismantle a weapons program that Trump has vowed will not be allowed to threaten the United States. Nauert said Pompeo had been "very firm" on three basic goals: the complete denuclearisation of North Korea, security assurances, and the repatriation of U.S. remains from the 1950-53 Korean War.

Pompeo said before arriving in North Korea he was seeking to "fill in" some details on North Korea's commitments and maintain the momentum towards implementing the agreement from the summit. U.S. intelligence officials told Reuters before the latest talks Pompeo would try to agree on at least an initial list of nuclear sites and an inventory that could be checked against available intelligence. Pompeo's talks will be closely watched in the region. He is due to meet officials from allies South Korea and Japan in Tokyo on Sunday.

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- Father God, anoint Mike Pompeo with Your presence and give him godly intelligence and insight into the minds of the enemy in North Korea. Guide him in a most profound way as he stands for a peaceful future between our two nations. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strongholds. Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalts itself agains the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." (II Corinthians 10:4-5)

10. Trump may pull the trigger on tariffs but China will pick its battles, sources say - South China Morning Post

President Xi Jinping has told Chinese officials that the country must pick its battles carefully amid the increasing trade tensions to ensure that nothing derails the country's process of reform and opening up, government sources have said.

Xi has repeatedly reminded aides that while Donald Trump's provocations mean Beijing must retaliate, they must try to contain the damage to prevent the stand-off from compromising its chosen path, a government source told the South China Morning Post.

In the three weeks since Trump indicated he would push ahead with his plan to impose tariffs, Xi has met multinational executives to tell them that China's doors will only open wider in future and the government said it would increase the number of sectors that foreign businesses can invest in. State media has been told to keep quiet about "Made in China 2025" - a state-backed plan to promote the hi-tech sector which Trump's administration has frequently criticised - and the customs agency released figures that showed Chinese exports to America weakening ahead of schedule.

Despite speculation that China would pre-empt the US 25 per cent tariffs - due to come into force on US$34 billion worth of products Friday - by announcing a similar set of countermeasures first, the Ministry of Finance insisted on Wednesday that China wouldn't "fire the first shot". Although Beijing has introduced tit-for-tat tariffs on some US products, ranging from cars to soybeans, it has refrained from releasing specific and qualitative countermeasures. Trump has threatened punitive tariffs of up to US$450 billion worth of Chinese products, which could prove a major drag on the country's exports and growth.

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- Lord God, we pray You will annul every tariff charged against America. in excess of what it should be. Give President Trump extreme wisdom and knowledge to be ahead of the ungodly noose that China has planned. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "Is not this the fast that I have chosen? to loose the bands of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, and to let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?" (Isaiah 58:6)

The Daily Jot

The Daily Jot

Of dualism and dominionism

Friday, July 6, 2018

The story is ancient. The Apostle Paul referred to it in 2 Corinthians 11:3 as he was warning the church about false prophets and deceivers, saying "But I fear lest, as The Serpent deceived Eve by his craftiness, that your minds may also in this way be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Yeshua Ha Mashiach (Jesus The Messiah)." Genesis 3 shows how satan as a serpent deceived Eve into eating from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Verses 4 and 5 say, "And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die: For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil." The bait was to be like God.

Isaiah 14:11-14 portrays a similar theme as Lucifer's fall from heaven is described. The direct Hebrew translation says, "You thought to yourself...I will make myself like the Most High.'" In Acts 8, Simon the sorcerer offered to pay to receive the Holy Spirit "that on whomsoever I lay hands, he may receive the Holy Ghost." Peter told him in verse 20, "Thy money perish with thee, because thou has thought that the gift of God may be purchased with money." Point is: Man is not God; man cannot "impart" what is God's. God determines when and who receives His gifts, not man. This is just one example of how Christianity has twisted the truth of the Holy Scriptures by teaching that man imparts the gifts of God.

There is a "dualistic" principle being applied in much of the church. That is, satan is a powerful adversary that must be withstood otherwise god's kingdom cannot come. God chooses to act through man. Therefore, it is man who must battle satan and establish god's kingdom on earth, otherwise god cannot return. This theology rejects the one true God of the Bible. God, the Creator of the universe, does not need man to fight his battles and establish his kingdom. It is true that God often chooses to work through man. In the end, however, it is Yeshua Ha Mashiach, the Christ, who redeems the earth and establishes His kingdom--not man, nor the "church."

Revelation 19:14-15 says, "And the armies which were in heaven followed him upon white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of his mouth goeth a sharp sword, that with it he should smite the nations: and he shall rule them with a rod of iron: and he treadeth the winepress of the fierceness and wrath of Almighty God." There are no earthly humans here who established any kingdom so that Christ could return. Leading Christians to believe that they must establish the kingdom for Christ to return is unbiblical and deceptive. It plays into satan's "be like the Most High" mantra and leads to the end time one world religion. As Christ said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson


Two Britons Poisoned by Novichok, Nerve Agent Used to Attack Ex-Spy, Police Say - The Intercept

On Friday, we received this alert from


The mainstream media has also been covering this news, and you can go here to find one example.


The Lord has been cautioning us that, what is happening now in the UK may very well be planned to take place here in the US. Without much difficulty at all, it would be very possible for a terrorist to leave an item on your property "that doesn't belong there" -- using any of hundreds of poisonous substances possible -- thereby endangering your health.

For your own safety, please be on the lookout for any such objects in your neighborhood and, if needed, wear rubber gloves before handling them. [Note: these may also include sticks, set out in the form of a cross; or laid out in a parallel track, pointing to your front door.]
We thank our Lord for the word of knowledge, which is one of the gifts of the Spirit, and which makes this alert possible. God bless you all!
> > > Breaking News: UPDATE

Novichok: Murder inquiry after Dawn Sturgess dies

Police have launched a murder inquiry after a woman exposed to nerve agent Novichok in Wiltshire died. Dawn Sturgess, 44, died in hospital on Sunday evening after falling ill on 30 June. Charlie Rowley, 45, who was also exposed to the nerve agent in Amesbury, remains critically ill in hospital.
Theresa May said she was "appalled and shocked" by the death, which comes after the poisoning of Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in Salisbury. (BBC) Read more
- Father God, we do lift up these investigations, and ask that all be revealed about these terrorist activities. Let it stop here, Lord . . . let it stop here. Amen.

- "He reveals mysteries from the darkness And brings the deep darkness into light." (Job 12:22)

Breaking News out of Haiti

Breaking News out of Haiti:

U.S Embassy in Haiti warns Americans to 'shelter in place' as violent protests escalate

American Youth Groups Stranded; Unable to Make it to the Airport

The U.S. embassy in the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince told American citizens to remain inside until further notice Sunday as the city continues to be gripped by violent protests.

"Do not travel to the airport unless you confirmed your flight is departing," the State Department cautioned. "Flights are canceled today [Sunday] and the airport has limited food and water available.

"Telecommunication services, including internet and phone lines, have been affected throughout Haiti. It may be difficult to reach people through normal communication methods."

The State Department also expressed its "deepest condolences" to all those affected by the ongoing violence.

"We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Haitian authorities to verify the welfare and whereabouts of U.S. citizens in the area," added the travel advisory.

At least three people have been killed, including two protesters who were fatally shot by authorities and a security guard who was beaten to death by demonstrators after attempting to disperse a crowd by firing his gun into the air.

An estimated 120 Americans are believed to be staying at a Port-au-Prince hotel targeted by protesters, who attempted to bypass security and set the building ablaze. Youth groups and missionaries from an array of U.S churches are also stranded in the Caribbean nation, unable to make it safely to the airport for departure.
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- Lord we lift up this situation before Your Throne of Grace. We ask that You send forth Your warring and your ministering angels to Haiti, to bring peace and safety to all who are now trapped there. We ask, especially, dear Lord, for the safety of our youth on the land. Please bring them home, Lord, in Your name, amen.

- "Because he has loved Me, therefore I will deliver him; I will set him securely on high, because he has known My name. "He will call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will rescue him and honor him." (Psalm 91:14,15)

A Good Word for This Hour!

"God's Mercy Rain: A Release Over the Land"

Dean Mitchum, Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Word from the Lord, "Where deception and divisiveness have been, will now come truth and unity. The power of deceit will be crushed by the power of forgiveness. A mercy rain will fall upon Believers and drop like ashes on the head of the enemy." That phrase, mercy rain, kept coming back to me and I felt God was speaking more on this. "Your mercy, O Lord, is in the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds." (Psalm 36:5 NKJV)

"He shall send from Heaven and save me; He reproaches the one who would swallow me up. Selah. God shall send forth His mercy and His truth." (Psalm 57:3 NKJV)

A Vision of Rain

The vision I had was that of multitudes across the nation-struggling in conflicts and situations-being drenched by this rain. They were fighting battles of distractions and causes and were not seeing the strategic plan of the enemy.

The mercy rain began to wash away the perceptions and judgments of others and their eyes were enlightened to truth. Something greater than the opposing forces began to have an effect upon the conflict. And where the real enemy had caused division, the forces fighting began to see each other in a new way and started to turn against the devil and his hoards, sending shock waves through the kingdom of darkness.

He is Pouring Healing and Forgiveness Over the Land

Like a miracle rain over a summer forest fire, the Lord is releasing a mercy across this land. Where the fires of hatred, controversy, and mistrust have burned, He is pouring out a mercy rain that will bring healing to the nations. The raging wild fire and the parched land are both changed by rain. A divine intervention will turn the heads and hearts of people. A refreshing, cool wind and water will hit the faces of people and cause them to look again at new possibilities. The mercy rain is penetrating prejudice and wrecking racism. The hearts of those who have judged will see new mercy and become like new men. The point of conflict will become the place of revival. Years of conflict that have been a way of life are giving way to the freedom of forgiveness.

We Will See New Mercies Every Morning

The sound of forgiveness will bring healing in previously held strongholds of the enemy, causing miraculous signs and wonders. Those in positions to extract revenge will find themselves offering mercy and changing the course of cities and neighborhoods-seeing new mercies every morning.

"Through the Lord's mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23 NKJV)

"But I have trusted in Your mercy; my heart shall rejoice in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, because He has dealt bountifully with me." (Psalm 13:5-6 NKJV)

Let us prophecy this rain together. Let us sing the songs of the release of Heaven and sing of the mercies of the Lord and let mercy rain down.
"Mercy and truth have met together;
Righteousness and peace have kissed.
Truth shall spring out of the earth,
And righteousness shall look down from Heaven.
Yes, the Lord will give what is good;
And our land will yield its increase."

(Psalm 85:10-12 NKJV)

Dean Mitchum, Worship Leader
Vision Church at Christian International


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Week of Sunday, July 8 - Saturday, July 14, 2018

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Torah portion reading for the week of July 7

Matot/Massei ~ Tribes/Journeys

Torah portion: Numbers 30:2-36:13
Haftorah portion (Prophets): Jeremiah 2:4-28, Jer. 3:4
Gospel/New Testament: Luke 13:1-9, Mark 11:12-23

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Grace, grace, God's grace,
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Sin and despair, like the sea waves cold, Threaten the soul with infinite loss; Grace that is greater, yes, grace untold, Points to the refuge, the mighty cross.


Dark is the stain that we cannot hide. What can avail to wash it away? Look! There is flowing a crimson tide, Brighter than snow you may be today.


Marvelous, infinite, matchless grace, Freely bestowed on all who believe! You that are longing to see His face, Will you this moment His grace receive?



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88 Dead, Over 50 Still Missing After Torrential Downpours in Japan

Torrential downpours slammed southwestern Japan Saturday, causing treacherous flooding that has left 88 people dead and 58 missing, according to the Associated Press.

People fled to rooftops and balconies to keep above rising waters, waving to hovering helicopters for rescue. Footage showed a residential area in Okayama prefecture inundated in brown water, spreading quickly like a massive lake. Forty helicopters were sent on rescue missions.

"Rescue efforts are a battle with time," Prime Minister Shinzo Abe told the AP. "The rescue teams are doing their utmost." Okayama prefecture said a man caught in a landslide died, and six others were missing. Evacuation orders had been issued to more than 360,000 people, the prefecture said in a statement. Throughout the affected areas, parked cars sat in pools of water. NHK, Japan's national public broadcasting organization, said water had reached as high as 16 feet in the worst-hit areas.
Assessing overall casualties was a challenge because of the widespread damage. NHK repeatedly urged those awaiting rescue to not lose hope.
Military water trucks were rushing to areas where water systems were no longer working, Okayama prefecture said. Troops in camouflage outfits helped people and pets reach dry land on small military boats.

Evacuation orders or advisories were sent for 4.72 million people, and 48,000 members of the Self-Defense Forces, police and firefighters were mobilized for search missions, according to Kyodo.

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Tennessee Tent Revival in Its 3rd Month as More and More People Come to Christ

CBN News interviewed evangelist D.R. Harrison about the #GreenevilleAwakening, a spiritual revival where hundreds have accepted Christ. He also shared his personal testimony and the testimony of his wife.

A spiritual revival continues to blaze in Northeastern Tennessee, entering its 12th week Monday with more than 200 people accepting Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior, according to the evangelist leading the services.

It's called the #GreenevilleAwakening, and it's being held under a big tent near Greeneville, Tennessee.

"We've taken the Word of God and showed them how to be saved, and people from all walks of life, all social statuses," evangelist D.R. Harrison told CBN News. "It's just been amazing to see the power of God move in these last days." Harrison said he originally was scheduled to preach a one-week revival beginning April 15 at the Greystone Freewill Baptist Church. He said in week three, the crowds increased to standing room only.

Harrison said he and the pastor began to pray because they were running out of room at the church, and God provided a large tent through a North Carolina man.

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