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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, August 9, 2018

"Until the Ancient of days came, and judgment was given to the saints of the most High; and the time came that the saints possessed the kingdom."
(Daniel 7:22)

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The Primaries - This Week

Election Results - CBS

Mr. Trump on Wednesday morning took credit for Republican victories overnight, claiming the media is muting those victories. "The Republicans have now won 8 out of 9 House Seats, yet if you listen to the Fake News Media you would think we are being clobbered," the president tweeted. "Why can't they play it straight, so unfair to the Republican Party and in particular, your favorite President!" The president again predicted a "red wave" in November.

The race is extremely close in Ohio's 12th Congressional District, where Democrat Danny O'Connor is facing off against Republican state Senator Troy Balderson. The winner will take over the term of Pat Tiberi, who resigned to work for a business group earlier this year. If the vote margin is ultimately within half a point, an automatic recount would be triggered. Whatever the outcome of the special election race, the two could be running against each other again in just a few months. Both Balderson and O'Connor are the candidates for the November election as well.

Kansas Secretary of State and Trump ally Kris Kobach is hoping to defeat incumbent Gov. Jeff Colyer in the Republican gubernatorial primary. The two remained deadlocked with Kobach leading Colyer by under two hundred votes. That race may not be called for days. Kobach previously served as the the vice chair of the president's controversial "voter fraud" commission, which has since been disbanded over states' concerns that the commission was demanding states hand over voter data, leading to several lawsuits against the panel. Kobach was endorsed by Mr. Trump on Monday ahead of Tuesday's election, calling him a "fantastic guy" who will be "strong on crime, border and military."

In Michigan, Gretchen Whitmer is projected to win the Democratic nomination for governor, besting Abdul El-Sayed, who was backed by rising Democratic Party star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The AP also projected State Attorney General Bill Schuette won the GOP primary, advancing in the race to succeed term-limited Republican Gov. Rick Snyder. Mr. Trump had endorsed Schuette via tweet, saying he will be a "fantastic" governor.

Rashida Tlaib is set to become the first Muslim woman to be elected to Congress after securing the Democratic primary in Michigan's 13th congressional district. Tlaib's grassroots campaign for the House seat long held by former Rep. John Conyers raised more than $1 million. She'll be unopposed on the November general election ballot.

In the Senate race, incumbent Democratic Senator Debbie Stabenow is running for re-election. She is expected to run against Iraq veteran John James. Mr. Trump congratulated James late Tuesday night, calling him a "future star" of the party.

In Missouri, incumbent Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill is expected to run against Republican State Attorney General Josh Hawley. Mr. Trump stumped for Hawley late last month, calling him a "great young man" and urging supporters that Missouri needed him in the Senate "badly." Missouri voters also overwhelmingly struck down the state's right-to-work law through a referendum.

In Washington, incumbent Democratic Senator Maria Cantwell is expected to easily win re-election in the fall. Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers was roughly tied for votes with Democrat Lisa Brown in Washington's 5th Congressional District. That's not great for Republicans, who generally perform well in that district. In Washington, the top two vote-getters proceed to November.

Here are the remaining primary election dates: August 11 - Hawaii; August 14 - Connecticut, Minnesota, Vermont; August 21 - Alaska, Wyoming; August 28 - Arizona, Florida; September 4 - Massachusetts; September 6 - Delaware; September 11 - New Hampshire; September 12 - Rhode Island; September 13 - New York (statewide offices only); November 6 - Louisiana. (Read more)
- Father God, we lift up each of these nominees and elected officials. We pray they will serve You and the people of this nation faithfully. We ask that You protect them, their families and campaigns as we approach the November elections.

- But select capable men from all the people-men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain-and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (Exodus 18:21)

Focus on Israel

1. IAF strikes Gaza targets as rockets rain on south - YNET News

Palestinians in Gaza are reporting heavy bombardments by the Air Force in the northern Gaza Strip, primarily in the Jabalia and Rafah regions, in response to militants firing dozens of rockets at southern Israel Wednesday evening resulting in a number of injuries in Sderot. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to convene Security Cabinet Wednesday night.

The IDF reported that they struck 12 terror targets including a tunnel near the sea. Code Red sirens blared throughout the Gaza region. The Iron Dome was activated in response to the launchings and intercepted at least two rockets. Most of the rockets landed in open fields according to the IDF.

Barzilai Hospital in Ashkelon reported that MDA medics brought in eight people with light injuries and one man, 54, who sustained moderate injuries and is being operated on.

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2. Summer camps in southern Israel ordered held in bomb shelters amid Gaza flareup -Times of Israel

The military handed down a number of safety instructions to residents of southern Israel on Wednesday night, as dozens of rockets and mortar shells were fired at the Gaza periphery by terrorist groups in the Strip and the air force retaliated by bombing numerous Hamas targets in the coastal enclave.

With immediate effect, summer camps in the regions surrounding the Strip were required to hold their activities inside "protected areas" which can withstand rocket attacks. Residents of the area were required to remain within close distance to a bomb shelter.

The size of outdoor gatherings was also limited. Only 300 people were allowed to be together in an open area, while 500 were allowed to congregate in a closed area, the army said.

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3. Dozens of rockets fired at south; IDF pounds Hamas targets in Gaza - Times of Israel

Dozens of rockets and mortar shells were fired at southern Israeli communities from the Gaza Strip on Wednesday night and into Thursday, including one barrage that slammed into the city of Sderot, injuring several Israelis, prompting the Israeli Air Force to bomb at least 12 Hamas positions across the Gaza Strip, the military said.

The air force also targeted one car that the army said was being used by terrorists to launch rockets at southern Israel from the Strip. One Hamas operative was reportedly killed in the airstrike. Unconfirmed reports claimed he was the relative of a senior Hamas commander.

Hamas said a 23-year-old pregnant woman and her infant daughter were killed in another strike. The woman's husband was reported moderately injured.

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4. As Rockets Fall, Security Cabinet Met Urgently About Situation With Hamas - Jerusalem Post

With rockets falling on Sderot and snipers firing from Gaza on civilians, the security cabinet was scheduled to meet Thursday to discuss a possible five-year truce with Hamas.

Now, in light of the escalating situation in Gaza, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu scheduled an urgent security consultation after midnight Wednesday in Tel Aviv with Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Chief of Staff Lt.-General Gadi Eizenkot, Shin Bet head Nadav Argaman, and National Security Council head Meir Ben-Shabbat.

This was the second security cabinet meeting on the matter in five days.

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5. EU skips over Israel - Israel National News

The European Union has formulated a plan to establish a transportation infrastructure to connect Gaza to Judea and Samaria without informing or involving elements in Israel.

According to today's report on Reshet Bet as part of the plan it is proposed to build huge infrastructures also including "Area C" - places retained in the Oslo Accords under full Israeli control.

Formulation of the plan in the European Union took 18 months and is scheduled to take 30 years to implement. According to the plan, air- and seaports will be established, plus an extensive network of railways and roads that would connect all parts of Judea and Samaria to Gaza.

Although the plan includes many areas under Israeli control including in East Jerusalem, the EU did not bother to update the Civil Administration or other elements in Israel.

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The Daily Brief

1. Tennessee primary results: Businessman Bill Lee wins GOP primary for governor - CBS

Businessman Bill Lee defeated three other Republicans in a bruising primary for Tennessee governor, setting the stage for a competitive fall contest against former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean, who cruised to the Democratic nomination. In the race for retiring Sen. Bob Corker's seat, U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn won the GOP nomination and former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen won the Democratic nomination.

Throughout his campaign, Lee touted himself as the race's only conservative outsider, focused heavily on his relationship with Jesus Christ and talked about his cattle farm and his family business. He rode a tractor across the state to draw focus on rural issues. Lee is the chairman of his family business, Lee Company, a $225 million mechanical contracting, facilities and home services firm with more than 1,200 employees.

Dean will put forward his message of bipartisanship to try to peel off moderate Republicans and independents in a state that favored President Trump by 26 percentage points in 2016. He said that though places like Nashville are thriving, many people in other areas struggle because of a lack of jobs, hospital closings and high poverty.

Blackburn easily advanced past minimal opposition in Thursday's primary. She and Bredesen have long looked past the primary to an expected general election matchup. The race holds major implications for Democrats' chances for overturning the 51-49 Republican Senate majority. Polls have shown a close contest for the seat. Blackburn could become the first female U.S. senator elected by Tennessee voters. She calls herself a "hardcore, card-carrying Tennessee conservative" who would fight for President Trump's agenda.

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- Father, we pray for the removal of all deception from these campaigns. Make the choice for Senate and Governor clear for the people of Tennessee. We pray the pro-life candidates will have Your supernatural favor and win decisively.

-Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. (Proverbs 21:21)

2. Rand Paul Says He Delivered Letter From Trump To Vladimir Putin During Moscow Trip - Daily Caller

Kentucky Republican Sen. Rand Paul said Wednesday that he delivered a letter from President Donald Trump to Russian President Vladimir Putin during Paul's trip to Moscow in early August. "I was honored to deliver a letter from President Trump to President Vladimir Putin's administration," Paul tweeted Wednesday. "The letter emphasized the importance of further engagement in various areas including countering terrorism, enhancing legislative dialogue and resuming cultural exchanges."

Paul also invited Russian leaders to Washington, D.C., after meeting with the country's lawmakers in Moscow Monday. "I am pleased to announce that we will be continuing this contact," Paul said, according to CNN. "We agreed and we invited members of the Foreign Affairs Committee of Russia to come to the U.S. to meet with us in the U.S., in Washington." Paul said Russian and U.S. leaders could meet in a neutral country if the U.S. is not ideal, reported CNN.

"Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as in the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia," Paul said. "So I applaud President Trump for both chiding out NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with President Putin."

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- Father, we lift up our nation's relationship with Russia and ask that Your Spirit guide the diplomacy of both nations. Thank You, Lord, for Senator Paul and his commitment to peace.

- If a man of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10:6)

3. Out of the shadows: FBI corruption probe about to put Bruce Ohr in the hot seat - Daily Caller

The weaponization of the FBI's counterintelligence operations on behalf of Hillary Clinton's presidential candidacy is the greatest political scandal in American history. The dramatic story is unfolding before our eyes, and the key point to remember is that declassification of key documents is controlling the pace of the story - and President Trump has the ability to declassify anything he sees fit to share with the American public.

This alone should be enough to strike terror in the heart of anyone implicated in this scheme. But when you consider that Donald Trump is the most successful reality television producer in the history of that medium, and therefore is a master of dramatic pacing, and that the midterm election in November is the prize at stake, then there is reason to believe that the American public is about to learn a lot of disturbing news about the Deep State before people go to the polls.

The public already has learned a lot of about James Comey, Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein, and the disturbing Peter Strzok. But so far, Bruce Ohr, formerly the associate deputy attorney general, has remained in the shadows. That is about to change.

Rep. Devin Nunes and John Solomon of The Hill are previewing the world of hurt that awaits Ohr and his wife, Nellie, for they operated as middlemen, allowing the cabal to violate the FBI's rejection of Glenn Simpson of Fusion GPS as a counterintelligence source after the FBI specifically rejected use of his information because he lied to the bureau. This continuing reliance on the Steele dossier commissioned by Simpson's firm, in the pay of the Hillary campaign and the DNC, enabled the FISA warrants to be renewed in order to spy on an elected president after he took office.

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- Father, we pray for action to follow these revelations of wrongdoing within our Justice Department. In Your mercy, expose it all and cleanse our nation.

-Your nakedness will be exposed and your shame uncovered. I will take vengeance; I will spare no one. (Isaiah 47:3)

4. Newt Gingrich: Why THIS must happen next in Trump's economic revolution - FoxNews

The next big step in President Trump's economic revolution should be to index the capital gains tax. This bold step would dramatically accelerate economic growth, liberate capital, boost investment, and reward those who have had faith in investing in the American economy.

The proposition is quite simple. With inflation, on-paper values go up even if real values don't. As a result, you can owe taxes based on the on-paper value of your investments - even when their real value has declined. Simply put, inflation is a product of the government's failure to keep the dollar stable, so Americans should not have to pay taxes on it.

Before Larry Kudlow became the director of the National Economic Council, he wrote: "Former Treasury economist Gary Robbins estimates that indexing capital gains for inflation this year would, by 2025, create an additional 400,000 jobs, grow the U.S. capital stock by $1.1 trillion and boost GDP by roughly $500 billion. That all translates to an additional $3,600 for the average household."

Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist has been leading the fight to index capital gains. He calls it an inflation tax. This is a good label that Republicans should adopt. President Trump should act now to end the inflation tax and strengthen our economic growth.

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- Father, we pray indexing gains to safeguard the savings and investments of our people will move through Congress quickly and protect, especially, our retired citizens.

-You shall rise before the gray headed and honor the presence of an old man, and fear your God: I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:32)

5. National debt is about to roar back to life as a pressing issue - CNN

As a result of an unprecedented debt binge by Congress over the past year, the national debt is about to roar back to life as a pressing issue after years of hibernation. Several weeks ago, the Congressional Budget Office laid bare in its annual long-term outlook the dire picture, and the next 15 years won't be pretty. Here is how it will play out, if nothing is done.

In 2022, the Highway Trust Fund will run out of full funding. In 2026, the Medicare Hospital Insurance Trust Fund follows. In 2032, the Social Security trust fund surpluses run dry, and all beneficiaries regardless of age or income level will face a 21 percent across-the-board benefit cut. Before 2030, we could have trillion-dollar annual interest payments. Interest rates have been low until now, but that is changing. As rates go up, we have to pay more on new debt and on all accumulated debt.

The amount we pay in interest on the debt is set to triple over the next ten years. But if interest rates rise just 1 point higher than expected, the government will owe an extra $1.9 trillion over 10 years. One thing is for sure -- Washington needs to grow up. Stop the demagoguery. Make some adult decisions. These numbers are so large that the solution cannot be solely spending cuts or tax increases. Both parties will need to compromise to find a path forward.

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- Father, we pray You will give our leaders wisdom regarding the best way to reduce and eliminate our national debt.

- Free yourself, like a gazelle from the hand of the hunter, like a bird from the snare of the fowler. (Proverbs 6:5)

6. Get Ready for a Massive Government Spending Spree -

A government spending spree of potentially historic proportions will play out over the final seven weeks of fiscal 2018, as federal agencies look to spend $140 billion more than they thought they'd get before Congress signed the omnibus spending bill.

Without a budget agreement in place, agencies spent cautiously through the first two quarters of fiscal 2018 before the omnibus-signed six months late in March-obligated an additional $80 billion for defense and $63 billion for civilian agencies. Federal agencies, now flush with cash, must obligate that money before the fiscal year ends on Sept. 30 or lose it to the Treasury Department. Analysts believe the federal market will see a monumental effort among procurement officials to spend as much on contracts as possible.

It also guarantees an even more chaotic spending frenzy to close the fiscal year than normal. The Treasury Department's Fiscal Service Data Lab, which analyzes government spending data, found that on average 6 to 8 percent of all contract spending is obligated in the final week of the fiscal year.

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- Father, we pray You will change this mindset in Washington, DC. Help them remember what they spend has been taken from ordinary people. Afflict their consciences to return funds to the Treasury.

- And a traveler came to the rich man, who refused to take from his own flock and from his own herd to prepare one for the wayfaring man who had come to him; but he took the poor man's lamb and prepared it for the man who had come to him. (2 Samuel 12:4)

7. California is using lawsuits to impose blue-state values on the rest of the country - Washington Examiner

It's not fake news that California is joining 19 other states to sue the Trump administration over auto emission standards. But it's not surprising news either, since this is now the 39th lawsuit California has brought against the federal government during Donald Trump's 1.5-year presidency. Viewed through that larger lens, this is less about federalism, states' rights, or even auto emissions, and more about California's ongoing effort to impose its blue-state ideals on the rest of the country.

Federalism has traditionally been a shield, protecting states from an overreaching federal government. But California's blue-state bully federalism is more like a sword, trying to prod others into following its world view. States are required to give "full faith and credit" to the public acts, records, and court declarations of other states, according to Article IV of the Constitution. If not violating the letter of that law, California certainly disrespects and dishonors its spirit.

When a state sues the federal government 39 times in 19 months, something bigger is going on. In this case, California is trying to impose its own blue-state policies on immigration, civil rights, environmental standards, healthcare and more on the rest of the country wherever it can. That effort should be seen for what it is- a blue-state political power play, not a high-minded defense of federalism and states' rights.

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- Father, we pray every plan of the enemy will be completely defeated. Help us re-establish our legal system on righteousness, justice, and truth.

-The Lord threw them into confusion before Israel, so Joshua and the Israelites defeated them completely at Gibeon. (Joshua 10:10)

8. Ryan Zinke Blames 'Radical Environmentalists' For Turning Forests Into Giant Tinderboxes - Daily Caller

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke went after "radical environmentalists" who use litigation to stop the federal government from actively managing forests in a way to prevent massive wildfires. "Every year we watch our forests burn, and every year there is a call for action," Zinke wrote in an op-ed for USA Today, detailing the Trump administration's plans to reduce wildfires.

"Yet, when action comes, and we try to thin forests of dead and dying timber, or we try to sustainably harvest timber from dense and fire-prone areas, we are attacked with frivolous litigation from radical environmentalists who would rather see forests and communities burn than see a logger in the woods," Zinke wrote. For years, wildfire experts and Republican lawmakers have been calling for more active management of forests - logging, thinning, prescribed burns and other activities meant to keep fuel loads down.

Zinke said propaganda and lawsuits from activists have made it harder to manage forests. "Radical environmentalists would have you believe forest management means clear cutting forests and national parks," Zinke wrote in his op-ed. "But their rhetoric could not be further from the truth. They make outdated and unscientific arguments, void of facts, because they cannot defend the merits of their policy preferences year after year as our forests and homes burn to the ground."

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- Father, we pray the environmental activists will evaluate the impact of their advocacy and redirect their energies toward effective ways of protecting and managing the environment.

-But they are altogether stupid and foolish in their discipline of delusion - their idol is wood! (Jeremiah 10:8)

9. Manafort Trial Day 7: Gates wraps testimony, tensions flare - Politico

As Rick Gates wrapped up his testimony against former boss Paul Manafort Wednesday, the defense got in an attention-grabbing parting shot at the government's star witness: suggesting Gates had as many as four extramarital affairs during the time he was working for Manafort.

On the witness stand Tuesday at Manafort's tax- and bank-fraud trial in federal court in Alexandria, Virginia, Gates acknowledged under defense questioning that he had an extramarital relationship with a woman in London that may have been facilitated in part by several hundred thousands of dollars in funds Gates has admitted stealing while he worked for Manafort's international political consulting firm.

With both the substantive and salacious aspects of Gates' appearance out of the way, prosecutors took a major step towards wrapping up their case, calling FBI forensic accountant Morgan Magionos for testimony. Magionos, an FBI specialist assigned to Mueller's investigation, detailed her work tracing the origins of 31 Manafort foreign bank accounts in Cyprus, the Caribbean island nation of the Grenadines and the United Kingdom.

Kevin Downing, the defense attorney, sought to show that Manafort acted as if he had nothing to hide back in 2014 when FBI agents interviewed him and Gates about whether one of the firm's biggest clients, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych, had stashed millions of dollars in ill-gotten funds overseas. Gates readily conceded that Manafort told him at the time to be responsive to the FBI's inquiries.

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- Father, we pray You will not allow a miscarriage of justice for Paul Manafort. You have disciplined him, now refresh and restore him.

-Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord, and that he may send the Messiah, who has been appointed for you-even Jesus. (Acts 3:19-20)

The Daily Jot

The Daily Jot

The truth that counts

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 3:13, "that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God." The Apostle Paul wrote in Galatians 6:7-8, "Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap.For he that sows to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that sows to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting." The 10th Commandment in Exodus 20:17 tells us not to covet. Jesus said in in John 10:10, "The thief come not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly." These four verses tell us a lot about what is going on in American society today.

As followers of Christ, lovers of God, we are to enjoy the fruits of our labor because they are the gift of God. While life is not always fair, we do reap what we sow. Many work very hard, and reap very little. Others work less, and reap more. Still, spiritually, we may see what we sow beyond this life. It is a foundational principle of life. In today's society, there are many who want to take what you sow and twist and turn what you reap into something that is no longer the fruit of your labors, but rather the possession of another. They covet what you have; they think it is unfair that you have it. This is where they pit people against one another and try to force their will. If you resist, you are ostracized, called names, tagged with labels.

Somehow, these people have usurped the moral high ground with their own brand of morality. It is as Jesus said that the thief comes to steal, kill, and destroy. When we look at how many in society are so angry, so mean-spirited, so aggressive against anyone who disagrees with them, there is an emptiness within. They accuse others of exactly what they are. It is because they judge others from the content of their own hearts. They are missing the key ingredient of living life more abundantly-the Messiah and the Spirit of the Lord. Some may say they are followers of Christ, but we know them by their fruits. Sadly, they have a center stage platform in this dark and dying world as the news media is part of them.

Ephesians 6 tells us how to respond to this. Verses 10-11 say, "Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of his might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. Paul speaks of the shield of faith, the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. As an example, he prays that he may open his mouth boldly to make know the mystery of the gospel. You see, these angry people are devoid of the truth, the truth of God, the Messiah and His saving grace. They have given themselves over to lies. Our response must show Christ, showing truth in love and standing for what is right, which can be tough love. It is the truth and how we sow it that counts.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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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


"Those He redeemed from the hand of the foe, those He gathered from the lands, from east and west, from north and south." (Psalm 107:2)


Redeemed, how I love to proclaim it!
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed through His infinite mercy,
His child and forever I am.


Redeemed, redeemed,
Redeemed by the blood of the Lamb;
Redeemed, redeemed,
His child and forever I am.

Redeemed, and so happy in Jesus,
No language my rapture can tell;
I know that the light of His presence
With me doth continually dwell.


I think of my bless├Ęd Redeemer,
I think of Him all the day long:
I sing, for I cannot be silent;
His love is the theme of my song.


I know I shall see in His beauty
The King in whose law I delight;
Who lovingly guardeth my footsteps,
And giveth me songs in the night.


I know there's a crown that is waiting,
In yonder bright mansion for me,
And soon, with the spirits made perfect,
At home with the Lord I shall be.



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Signs and Wonders

The 2018 Perseid Meteor Shower Promises Spectacular Views This Week

The Perseid meteor shower is always popular, but this year's peak - which occurs on the nights of Aug. 11 to 12 and Aug. 12 to 13 - will be particularly spectacular this year because the moon will be a thin crescent and set early, leaving a dark canvas for the meteors' bright streaks and fireballs.

According to NASA meteor expert Bill Cooke, the shower should feature 60 to 70 meteors per hour at its peak this year - fewer than years when the shower is in outburst, when there can be up to 200 meteors per hour. . But nevertheless, the dark sky and balmy summer temperatures will make the Perseids a great meteor shower to watch.

"This is the meteor shower people view most because it occurs in the summer, when the nights are warm and comfortable, when you only have to worry about mosquitoes," Cooke told "The moon is very favorable for the Perseids this year, and that'll make the Perseids probably the best shower of 2018 for people who want to go out and view it."
The Perseid meteor shower comes around every summer when Earth passes through the trail of dust and debris left in the orbit of the very large Comet Swift-Tuttle, which passes near Earth every 133 years on its journey around the sun. The meteors blaze through the sky as pieces of debris burn up in the atmosphere, traveling at 37 miles per second (59 kilometers per second). Most Perseid meteors are made of pieces of dust about the size of a grain of sand, and almost all of them burn up completely on their way through the atmosphere. Sometimes, pieces glow particularly brightly; the Perseids are known for these so-called fireballss, Cooke said. ( Read more.

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

The Good News Corner

When God Answered Specific Prayers about an Approaching Hailstorm; 75 Came to Christ

(Supanburi, Thailand)-[God Reports] Sometimes Christians forget that the same Jesus who calmed the storm is the same God with the power to change and direct the weather today.

In 2017 there was a ferocious storm bearing down on the province of Supanburi, Thailand. "The new Believers prayed that God would protect their rice fields from being flattened by the hail," according to a report by John and Nok P., ministry leaders with World Outreach International.

Something remarkable happened after their prayers.

"All their rice fields were protected while the neighboring fields were destroyed," they noted. "This opened an opportunity for the Believers to share about God's power with their neighbors and 75 people have begun to follow Jesus."

The Word and the Spirit spread contagiously to another village in close proximity, "where four people who had been deaf were made to hear. One lady, who had been afflicted by a huge goiter for more than 50 years, was...

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"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night (except on Sunday mornings) from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EDT. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.

Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!

Our conference number is: 712-432-0075.

The access code is: 206425#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!

[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]


"My eyes are awake through the night watches, That I may meditate on Your word." (Psalm 119:148)

From now through Sunday morning, August 25th, CHPP is sponsoring 21 NIGHTS OF PRAYER for our nation and for Israel.

Using the Daily Briefs as our prayer guides, we are crying out in the night, in repentance, asking God to pour out His mercy upon our land. We then pray, too, for the peace of Jerusalem.
You can reach us anytime from midnight tonight to 5:00 a.m. by calling 641-715-0862; Access Code 418253#. For more details, please go here. WELCOME!