Tuesday, August 14, 2018

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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, August 14, 2018


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Today's Breaking News

Today's Breaking News

1. London Driver Held in Terrorism Inquiry After Hitting Barrier Near Parliament - New York Times

LONDON - A car struck and injured several pedestrians and cyclists, then crashed into a security barrier just outside the Houses of Parliament in London early Tuesday, in what the police said they were treating as a terrorist attack.

About a dozen armed police officers swarmed a silver Ford Fiesta and pointed their weapons at it, before handcuffing the driver, who was arrested on suspicion of terrorist offenses. The police said the driver, in his late 20s, was the only person in the car, and that no weapons had yet been found in the vehicle.

Neil Basu, the counterterrorism chief of the Metropolitan Police, said the department was treating the incident as one of terrorism, "given that this appears to be a deliberate act," the sensitive location and the method used. Parliament has been attacked before, and past terrorist attacks have involved cars driving into pedestrians. (Read more)

- Father, we lift up this incident in London today in prayer. We ask that there be a thorough investigation by the authorities involved, and that the perpetrator be brought to justice. We pray for our many friends in England today, that they be kept safe from harm. In Your Name, amen.

- "For nothing is hidden, except to be revealed; nor has anything been secret, but that it would come to light." (Mark 4:22)

2. Italy bridge: Genoa motorway collapse kills 35 - BBC

A motorway bridge has collapsed in the northwest Italian city of Genoa, killing at least 35 people as vehicles plummeted to the ground, emergency services say.

Dramatic video footage captured the moment of the disaster when one of the huge supporting towers crashed down during torrential rain.

Vehicles and debris fell 45m (148ft) on to rail tracks, buildings and a river. Rescuers are trying to free people caught in crushed vehicles or rubble. Fears that other parts of the bridge might fall have prompted the evacuation of buildings in the area, a rescuer told Italy's Ansa news agency.

Interior Minister Matteo Salvini promised that anyone found to be responsible for the bridge collapse would be held to account. "I have crossed that bridge hundreds of times," he said. "Now, as an Italian citizen, I will do everything to get the names and surnames of the managers responsible, past and present, because it is unacceptable to die like that in Italy." (Read more)

- Father God, we lift up those who are grieving the sudden loss of these 35 loved ones today in Italy, asking Your comfort to be with them. We lift up, too, Minister Salvini as he works to determine the cause of this disaster, and the way to prevent similar episodes in the future. Thank You, Lord, for hearing our prayers, amen.

- "Comfort, O comfort My people," says your God. (Isaiah 40:1)

3. China denies mass detention of Uyghurs in Xinjiang - CNN

Washington Post correspondent Emily Ruahala says she spoke to Uyghurs who had been locked up without trial, even though China denies having "re-education camps." (View video here.)

- Lord God, during the recent Ministerial on Religious Freedom held here in Washington, D.C., the nations were united in stating that all men and women should have the right to practice their own faith, without governmental interference. We ask Your wisdom to rest upon our Secretary of State, as well as other world leaders, to know how to respond to the report of this latest threat to religious freedom in the nation of China. Thank You, Lord, for hearing our prayer, amen.

- "For the Lord watches over the righteous and listens to their prayers; but he opposes those who do evil." (I Peter 3:12)

4. Trump campaign files complaint against Omarosa, says she breached confidentiality agreement - Fox News

The Trump campaign has filed a formal complaint against Omarosa Manigault-Newman saying she breached a confidentiality agreement signed in 2016, in response to her newly released book and promotional tour.

"Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. has filed an arbitration against Omarosa Manigault-Newman, with the American Arbitration Association in New York City, for breach of her 2016 confidentiality agreement with the Trump Campaign," a Trump campaign official told Fox News in a statement on Tuesday. (Read more)

- Father God, we continue to lift this explosive issue before Your Throne of Grace. We ask that Ms. Manigault-Newman be held accountable before a court of law for her actions, which amount to a betrayal of trust and confidentiality. We place the Blood of the Lamb over all of her allegations and we ask for Your peace in our land, amen.

- "Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

5. Russia deploys police to help UN patrol Israel-Syria border - Times of Israel

The Russian military said its forces in Syria would help UN peacekeepers fully restore their patrols along the frontier between Syria and the Israeli Golan Heights.

Lt. Gen. Sergei Kuralenko told reporters Tuesday that Russian military police have set up four checkpoints in the area and plan to bring their number to eight.

He said the Russian military would secure the area and help clear mines left by jihadists to allow the peacekeepers to resume their operations. (Read more)

- Father God, anything Russia does in Syria needs to be covered in prayer. Although at face value, this seems to be a good report, we come against any hidden agendas that Moscow desires to perpetrate with this latest action on the Syrian border. In Your Name, amen.

- "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16)

Focus on Israel

1. Preparing for fight against Hezbollah, army tries out combat reshuffle - Times of Israel

The military has field-tested a new fighting method combining infantry, tanks and combat engineering into one unified force, as part of a major military reform meant to streamline the Israel Defense Forces, the army said Sunday.

The method was tested during a drill simulating war in the north against the Hezbollah terrorist group, during which the military also tried out new technologies, including an anti-mortar laser and more accurate artillery.

The restructured unit type was dubbed Tzakach Gideon, a Hebrew acronym that stands for Gideon brigade combat team, named after the Israel Defense Force's multi-year Gideon Plan, a streamlining effort that the army began rolling out in 2016.

(Read more)

2. Netanyahu: Our Demand Is an Absolute Ceasefire in Gaza - Jerusalem Online

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Sunday that Israel will continue to operate against terrorism from the Gaza Strip after another tense week that brought back the rumors of a new large-scale war.

We are in the middle of a campaign against terrorism in Gaza. It involves an exchange of attacks; It will not end in a single blow. Our demand is clear: an absolute ceasefire. We will not be satisfied with anything less than that, "Netanyahu said during his cabinet's weekly meeting.

Netanyahu added that Israel will not rest until security is restored in its entirety for residents of southern Israel.

(Read more)

3. Netanyahu meets with committee on compensating minorities for nation-state law - Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu convened the second meeting of a ministerial committee established to deal with Druze and Circassian objections to the Jewish nation-state law on Monday, his office said. Rather than suggesting changes to the law that the minority groups say disenfranchises them, the committee focused on ways to strengthen and help those communities.

The ministers discussed how best to advance existing legislation, including a development plan for "strengthening the Druze and Circassian towns and villages," a statement from his office said. Netanyahu, who heads the committee, instructed the director general of the Prime Minister's Office to meet with heads of the Druze and Circassian communities and to focus especially on issues of housing and employment.

(Read more)

4. Bad boy MK wants to be Tel Aviv Mayor - Israel National News

MK Oren Hazan (Likud) is convinced that he is capable of defeating Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldaiin the municipal elections this coming October. Hazan, who has not even officially announced his candidacy, was responding on Monday to a poll published on Hadashot TV which found that Huldai leads by a considerable margin (45%) over the rest of the candidates, including Zionist Union MK Stav Shaffir, Asaf Zamir, Natan Elnatan and comedian Assaf Harel.

"In a poll conducted by the Likud, I received 18%, more than the other candidates together, and all this before I even announced that I am running," Hazan said. "Tens of thousands of residents in Tel Aviv are waiting for me to run, and as it looks right now, it will go to a second round between Huldai and me, and in the second round I will win," he added.

(Read more)

5. Israel thwarts attempt to smuggle tens of thousands of balloons into Gaza - World Israel News

Israel in recent weeks seized at the Ashdod port three containers holding tens of thousands of balloons which were en route to the Gaza Strip, Israel's Channel 10 news reported. The balloons were confiscated to prevent Hamas from using them for their incendiary arson terrorism against Israel.

Over the course of the past four months, Hamas terrorists have launched thousands of incendiary devices into Israeli territory, which have resulted in the destruction of more than 7,500 acres of land, hundreds of acres of wheat fields, and 2,700 acres of protected nature reserves.

To date, Gazans have launched over 1,000 incendiary devices across the border, leading to more than 750 fires -an average of 11 per day. Not only have damaged exceeded $3 million, but it will take years to reverse the ecological damage caused by Hamas. (Read more)

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The Daily Brief

1. VOTER FRAUD? Twice As Many Ballots Cast As There Are Voters In Georgia Precinct - Daily Wire

Twice as many ballots as the number of registered voters were cast in a northeastern Georgia precinct during the state's primary elections in May. According to official numbers from the Georgia Secretary of State, 670 votes were cast in Habersham County's Mud Creek precinct, where there were only 276 registered voters, says a report from McClatchy DC. Impossibly, this means the precinct saw a 243% voter turnout.

In a bizarre turn of events, the number of registered voters changed from 276 to 3,704 on the secretary of state's website on Tuesday morning.

Questions of electronic malfunction, outside tampering, and voter fraud - particularly in light of a pending investigation into alleged voter fraud during the Atlanta mayoral election runoff in December - linger over the state.

"The odd turnout figures last Friday were filed as part of a federal lawsuit against the state by election security activists that included a number of sworn statements and exhibits from activists and voters who experienced a series of bizarre and confusing issues at the state's polling places," reports McClatchy. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that only valid registered voters will be allowed to cast their ballots in any election. We know that dirty tricks abound in the efforts to sway elections, so we ask for Your intervention in campaigns across the country. Let deception be revealed in all cases prior to election day.

- "The counsels of the wicked are deceitful." (Proverbs 12:5b)

2. Elizabeth Warren's Own State's Police Chiefs Turn Against Her After 'False and Damaging' Statements - Western Journal

It isn't particularly difficult to see the logic behind Sen. Elizabeth Warren's decision to call America's justice system "racist" from "front to back" last week That sort of stuff plays well among the kind of person who would come out and vote in the 2020 Democrat primaries - and, given that most Americans outside of Taxachusetts know Warren best for her Pocahontas shenanigans and that the liberal wing of her party is already lining up again behind Bernie "It's Naptime in America Again" Sanders, she needs to shake the tree somehow.

Oh, and two of her top rivals for the nomination - California Sen. Kamala Harris and former Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick - both happen to a) have been involved in the criminal justice system and b) be African-American. Quelle surprise!

While one understands her motivation, one is also somewhat confused about which tree she decided to shake. Harris and Patrick - not to mention every other person involved in the law enforcement system - could point to the comment as a sign that this is someone who's dangerously irresponsible. And, in fact, that pointing has already begun. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You for the confusion and infighting in the camp of those who oppose You. Let all hidden agendas be revealed and all lies be put down.

- "All of the workers of iniquity shall be scattered." (Psalm 92:9c)

3. DNC co-chair, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison denies abuse allegations from ex-girlfriend - Fox News

The co-chair of the Democratic National Committee, Rep. Keith Ellison, was accused of emotional and physical abuse by an ex-girlfriend who said: "You know you did that to me."

Ellison responded to the allegations Sunday, issuing a brief statement that said, "I never behaved in this way." The allegations surfaced Saturday night from Karen Monahan after her son alleged in a Facebook post that he had seen text messages from Ellison threatening her and video of the congressman screaming obscenities at her as he dragged her off a bed by her feet, The Associated Press reported. (Read more)

- Lord, these are serious allegations against the DNC co-chairman, who happens to be a Muslim. We pray that You will change his heart and mind not only regarding his behavior toward women, but that You will show him the truth about Jesus. Let justice prevail in this case.

- "For the Lord is a God of justice." (Isaiah 30:18 c)

4. Democratic socialists suffer another loss in Hawaii primary, as Dems notch gains elsewhere - Fox News

A fiscally conservative Democrat soundly defeated five other high-profile opponents to represent Honolulu in Congress on Saturday, including the architect of the state's legal challenge to President Trump's travel ban and a follower of Democrat socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

The results in the deeply liberal state were yet another blow to Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who have increasingly tried to take their message mainstream ahead of the November midterm elections, only to see their preferred candidates come up short.

Former Congressman Ed Case, a 65-year-old fiscal conservative, overcame Lt. Gov. Doug Chin, who as attorney general took the Trump administration to court over a ban on travel to the United States from several countries in the Middle East. The measure, which has since been upheld by the Supreme Court, was initially ruled unconstitutional by a Hawaii federal judge. After his loss Saturday, Chin praised "people who don't want to take the country for granted and want to make the country a better place." (Read more)

- Father, we rejoice that so far, the "Democrat socialists" are not doing well in the primaries, even in solid blue states like Hawaii. The followers of Sanders and Ocasio-Cortez are not mainstream America, so we pray that those who understand truth will rise up and vote this November.

- "Your law is truth." (Psalm 119: 142b)

5. ACLU Suing Trump Administration Over Tougher Asylum Criteria - Daily Caller

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over the federal government's decision to toughen asylum criteria, POLITICO reports. The United States will no longer recognize claims of domestic and gang violence as reason for seeking asylum. Calling these "expedited removal" policies, the ACLU claims this is just another way for the Trump administration to further strengthen its border policy.

The policy change dates back to June when Sessions rejected Obama-era arguments that victims of alleged domestic violence should be granted asylum. The attorney general suggested that individual criminal offenses did not constitute being part of a "particular social group" - which is one of the accepted criteria. Along with that, authorities consider granting asylum if a candidate can demonstrate that their lives are in danger in their country of origin due to their race, religion, nationality, politics or must currently prove they have credible fear - based on grounds of race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion - in their home country. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that Your thoughts would be at the forefront of this issue, and that only those who actually need asylum would be granted it. We ask wisdom for our leaders.

- "Wisdom is the principle thing; Therefore get wisdom, and in all your getting, get understanding." (Proverbs 4:7)

6. Hospitals to post prices online under new Trump administration rule - Washington Examiner

Hospitals will be required to post the prices they charge for surgeries and other medical procedures online under a new Trump administration rule. The rule, finalized Thursday by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, is part of the Trump administration's goal toward "value-based care," which aims to reduce the costs of healthcare while improving outcomes. Officials hope to be able to drive down costs by showing patients more information about what different medical procedures will cost, and at times encourage them to shop around.

Previously, CMS required that hospitals make the information available to anyone who asks for it. Under the new rule, hospitals will need to update the prices every year beginning Jan. 1, 2019. The posted prices are different than what most patients and health insurance companies pay for care, because each insurer or government payer such as Medicare negotiates payments. (Read more)

- Father, thank You for the President's plans to work on the prices of healthcare and drugs in America. Unfair surprises in the costs of hospitalization have been an issue for decades.

- "The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it to the full." (John 10:10)

7. Entire West Virginia Supreme Court Facing Impeachment - Conservative Daily Post

Delegates of West Virginia's House Judiciary Committee took a stunningly drastic step on Tuesday, approving articles of impeachment against every single remaining justice on the state Supreme Court of Appeals, the Hill and other outlets are reporting. Justice Menis Ketchumresigned his job last month and subsequently pleaded guilty on a federal charge of wire fraud.

"I think the overwhelming evidence we saw was there was an atmosphere of entitlement and cavalier disregard for the expenditure of taxpayer money. It's unfortunate the entire court seems to be infected by that atmosphere."

We felt like we had no choice but to recommend the impeachment for each justice," the committee's chairman John Shott (R-Mercer) laments. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that if this drastic step is within Your perfect will, You will grant it. You alone know the hearts of all justices on this court, so we pray that You will search them and deal with whatever has happened. We thank You for a move of Your Spirit in this situation.

- "Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is-his good, pleasing and perfect will." (Romans 12:2b)

8. Devin Nunes: Clinton Campaign Colluded with 'Nearly Every' Top Official at the DOJ and FBI - Breitbart

Sunday on Fox News Channel's "Sunday Morning Futures," House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) said the presidential campaign of Hillary Clinton's "colluded" with "nearly every" top official in the Justice Department and FBI.

Nunes said, "What's come out now, Maria, is that he has been the go-between Christopher Steele, so once Christopher Steele was terminated as a source, for doing all things like talking to the media, at the behest of Glenn Simpson, remember he was working for Glenn Simpson Fusion GPS, who are working for the Clinton Campaign. Christopher Steele was fired, a lot of this information wasn't shared with the FISA court, especially because of the fact that Christopher Steele was desperate that Donald Trump not become president. After that happened, Bruce Ohr, one of the top lawyers in the Department of Justice, kept continually meeting and providing information from Christopher Steele to who? The FBI." (Read more)

- Lord, we have seen such abuses and self-serving behavior out of the Clinton campaign that we are appalled. We ask that come for the American people for all actions within the Presidential campaigns.

- "And all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble." (Malachi 4:1b)

9. FBI fires Peter Strzok, months after anti-Trump texts revealed - Fox News

FBI official Peter Strzok, who played a lead role in both the Russian meddling and Hillary Clinton email probes but became a political lightning rod after the revelation of anti-Trump text messages, has been fired.

Strzok attorney Aitan Goelman said in a statement that his client, a 21-year FBI veteran, was fired Friday afternoon, claiming this was a departure from standard practice. Goelman said the bureau's deputy director "overruled" the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility. "This decision should be deeply troubling to all Americans," the attorney said.

President Trump and his allies for months have hammered Strzok and cast him as the poster child for anti-Trump bias within the bureau and Justice Department.

He was removed from the special counsel probe after the discovery that he exchanged anti-Trump and other politically charged messages with colleague and lover Lisa Page. (Read more)

- Thank You, Lord that this has finally been done. The hate-filled agent has been saying things that no Federal agent should say. We pray that this will not be reversed by any court action that his attorney will try.

- "You who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the souls of the saints; He delivers them out of the hand of the wicked." (Psalm 97:10)

10. President Trump Signs Defense Spending Bill - One America News

President Trump touted American military strength while in Fort Drum, New York just before he signed the annual 2019 defense spending bill.

The president deemed the annual military spending bill the "most significant investment in our military." He specified the bill is critical in updating military resources, including 4,000 more active duty soldiers and updating various technologies.

President Trump clarified that the appropriations will be used for F-35 fighter jets, B-21 bombers, battle ships, and for modernizing the nuclear triad. The president continued to praise American armed forces, saying "no one on earth can match the strength of the U.S. military." (Read more)

- Father, this bill will give our military troops their first pay raise in 9 years. They have needed the help to upgrade our defense but were prevented by the "sequester." We ask that this money be used wisely, with forethought so that there will be no waste.

-"If you say, "Behold, we did not know this," does not He who weighs the heart perceive it? Does not He who keeps watch over your soul know it, and will He not repay man according to his work?" (Proverbs 24:12)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

​​The coffee is brewing, but does anyone smell it?

There is a socio-political revolution occurring in America. The news media is complicit in giving this revolution a platform. We see it with the revolutionaries' visceral attacks on anyone who disagrees with their positions and the media's amplification of these assaults. These revolutionaries believe that their moral opinions justify breaking the law, fomenting violence, lying and bullying. These actions are seeded in political intolerance and ideological bigotry, and they are not going to go away any time soon. These are the days of great deception and unrest in America because a major political party is become the haven of unrest and revolution. A recent Gallup poll confirms the direction of this civil unrest.

For the first time since Gallup began polling the question in 2010, the Democratic Party favors socialism over capitalism by a significant margin. Gallup reports that 57% of Democrats surveyed had a positive view of socialism, while only 47% had a positive view of capitalism. This is the first time since this question has been asked that a majority of those associated with the Democratic Party did not favor capitalism over socialism. Contrast this with those who associate with the Republican Party where only 16% have a positive view of socialism and 71% have a positive view of capitalism. Gallup statistics confirm that the Democratic Party is turned toward socialism.

Moreover, the youth of this country are steaming toward socialism irrespective of party affiliation. Gallup reports: "Americans aged 18 to 29 are as positive about socialism (51%) as they are about capitalism (45%). This represents a 12-point decline in young adults' positive views of capitalism in just the past two years and a marked shift since 2010, when 68% viewed it positively." The brand of socialism these people support is undoubtedly deeper than an economic debate over socialism vs. capitalism. This trend is particularly dangerous to religious freedom and freedom of speech. The ideological bigotry practiced by America's vocal socialists is targeted at anyone who suggests a Biblical moral code for society.

Progressivism, socialism, communism will end religious freedom in America because these forms of tyranny are based in the Communist Manifesto, which states: "Communism abolishes eternal truths, it abolishes all religion, and all morality, instead of constituting them on a new basis." Christians who believe socialism is true Christianity cite Acts 2:44, "And all that believed were together and had (shared) all things in common," as Biblical justification. Early Christians lovingly had all things in common-they were not forced to do so by a government. The very nature of communism is against God. We'd better wake up and smell the coffee, starting with ongoing conversations with our families, children and grandchildren.

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: www.persecution.org -- 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.

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My Jesus, I love Thee


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1 My Jesus, I love thee, I know thou art mine;
for thee all the follies of sin I resign;
my gracious Redeemer, my Savior art thou;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

2 I love thee because thou hast first loved me
and purchased my pardon on Calvary's tree;
I love thee for wearing the thorns on thy brow;
if ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

3 I'll love thee in life, I will love thee in death,
and praise thee as long as thou lendest me breath,
and say when the deathdew lies cold on my brow:
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.

4 In mansions of glory and endless delight,
I'll ever adore thee in heaven so bright;
I'll sing with the glittering crown on my brow:
If ever I loved thee, my Jesus, 'tis now.


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Signs and Wonders

Wildfire Updates:

6th Firefighter Dies Battling Northern California Mendocino Complex Blaze

A Utah firefighter has died battling the largest recorded blaze in California history. Authorities say the man, identified in a Tuesday press conference as 42-year-old Battalion Chief Matthew Burchett, died Monday night at a hospital after he was injured at the site of the Mendocino Complex fire north of San Francisco. Burchett was assigned to the fire as part of a crew from Draper, Utah. "The entire community of Draper is mourning his loss," Draper Mayor Troy K. Walker told the Salt Lake Tribune.

Firefighters from all over the country have been helping California battle a series of deadly and devastating wildfires in recent weeks that have spread through drought-parched forests and rural communities. Six firefighters have died in those wildfires. The deadliest fire, the Carr Fire, has left eight people dead, including three firefighters. Two firefighters have died fighting a fire near Yosemite National Park.
A wildfire has forced evacuations in the most heavily-trafficked area of Glacier National Park and has destroyed an unknown number of structures around Lake McDonald. The National Park Service said the 25-site Sprague Creek campground was being evacuated Monday, a day after the fast-moving fire forced the evacuation of 82 rooms at the historic Lake McDonald Lodge. A second campground with 87 sites and some private residences also have been evacuated. A portion of the Going-to-the-Sun-Road remained closed to traffic. The so-called Howe Ridge Fire, now 4 square miles with no containment, is one of several started by lightning in the park Saturday evening. Windy, dry conditions on Sunday caused the blaze to spread rapidly. It's the second year in a row that wildfires prompted evacuations from Lake McDonald. (Weather.com) 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

Former KKK Member Denounces Hate Groups,

Becomes Christian One Year after Violence in Charlottesville

A former Grand Dragon of the Ku Klux Klan who was at Charlottesville, Virginia last year, says he has changed for the better and is no longer filled with hate after repenting and being washed in the Blood of Jesus Christ. NBC News reports Ken Parker was one of the hundreds of white nationalists who had gathered at the city's Emancipation Park around a statue of Robert E. Lee for a "Unite the Right" Rally. During the rally, counter-protester Heather Heyer was killed and 19 injured by a car ramming attack.

Parker told the network he felt the need to be in Charlottesville on that day to "stand up for my white race."

"It was thinly veiled as an effort to save our monuments, to save our heritage," he said about the rally. "But we knew when we went in there that it was gonna turn into a racially heated situation, and it wasn't going to work out good for either side."
But it was the kindness of a stranger that started him down a different path. After being dispersed by local law enforcement officials after the rally was declared an unlawful assembly, he met filmmaker Deeyah Khan, who was working on a documentary on hate groups.

"She was completely respectful to me and my fiancée the whole time," he told NBC News about Khan. "And so that kind of got me thinking: She's a really nice lady. Just because she's got darker skin and believes in a different God than the God I believe in, why am I hating these people?" (CBN News) Read more.

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Our Bible Readathon Continues

"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: 418253#. 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.]


THE NIGHTWATCH now continues into our second week!

Come join us as we stand on the wall for 21 nights, together!

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