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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, September 6, 2018

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Focus on Israel

1. Paraguay moving embassy from Jerusalem back to Tel Aviv; Israel retaliates - World Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the foreign ministry to close Israel's embassy in Asunción Wednesday after Paraguay did an about-face and announced it would move its embassy back to Tel Aviv from Jerusalem on Wednesday.

"Israel views with utmost gravity the extraordinary decision by Paraguay, which will cloud bilateral relations," the Prime Minister's Office stated.

"Paraguay wants to contribute to an intensification of regional diplomatic efforts to achieve a broad, fair and lasting peace in the Middle East," Foreign Minister Luis Alberto Castiglioni said, reversing the decision made by former President Horacio Cartes to move the embassy to Jerusalem.

Cartes opened the embassy in Jerusalem on May 21, following the United States and Guatemala.

(Read more)

2. Report: Egyptian efforts to broker deal in Gaza come to grinding halt - Israel Hayom

Egypt's efforts to broker a long-term cease-fire
between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip have come to a grinding halt, Arab media reported Tuesday.

Cairo has been trying to mediate a truce between
Israel and the terrorist group that controls the coastal enclave for the past several weeks, in an effort to prevent the recent flare-up in hostilities - the worst in four years - from escalating into a full-fledged war.

Israel and Hamas have fought three wars over the
past decade, in 2008, 2012 and 2014.

Egyptian intelligence officials were able to broker
a truce between the parties some two weeks ago, after a round of violence that saw Hamas terrorists fire nearly 200 rockets at Israel's south and the Israeli military pound Hamas assets in Gaza in response.
(Read more)

3. Israel: We Will Handle the Iranian Threat - Jerusalem Online

Israeli defense officials vowed to deal swiftly and decisively with any new Iranian threat to the Jewish state. Following reports that Iran had shipped long-range missiles to its proxies in Iraq, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman told reporters:

"A for the threat from Iran, we are not limiting ourselves to Syria. That should be clear. We will handle any Iranian threat, no matter where it comes from. We are maintaining the right to act . . . and any threat or anything else that comes up is dealt with."

By placing its missiles in western Iraq, Iran has now put Tel Aviv easily within range. Most Israelis saw Liberman's remarks as a threat to launch air strikes against those Iranian missiles, even though doing so means violating Iraqi airspace.

(Read more)

4. Israeli Satellite Images Reveal Damage at Site of Airstrike on 'Iranian Targets' in Syria- HAARETZ

The Israeli satellite imaging company ImageSat International released satellite images of a destroyed site in Syria, south of the city of Masyaf, which seem to correspond with the location of a reported strike in Hama on Tuesday.

Syrian state media reported on Tuesday that Israeli jets attacked military targets in the northwestern Syrian city of Hama, adding that one person was killed and 12 others were wounded.

According to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, warplanes entered through Lebanese airspace and targeted Iranian positions. A military source told the SANA state news agency that Syrian air defenses intercepted several missiles over the nearby town of Wadi Al Uyun.

(Read more)

5. 'There will be no more polite demonstrations' - Israel National News

One of the leading activists against illegal infiltrators in southern Tel Aviv, Shefi Paz, is demanding that the government fulfill its promises and act to expel the infiltrators. Her comments on Wednesday come as the locals have renewed their demonstrations to demand that the infiltrators be removed from their neighborhood. "We gave the Prime Minister a year and we promised him that after that we would return to the streets. The demonstration last Thursday was only the beginning.

There will be no more polite demonstrations," Paz told Arutz Sheva, referring to last week's protest in which demonstrators burned pictures of Interior Minister Aryeh Deri.

Paz said she expects the words of the government representatives to turn into actions. "We call on the government to advance the agreement with Eritrea and warn the government not to exclude the families, because they are the most difficult problem here."

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. 'We Can't Wait to Pray!' Movement to Intercede for Candidates and Government Leaders Grows in US - CBN News

Scripture calls us to pray for our leaders, and with the midterm elections almost here, Christians across the country are gathering by the numbers to do just that. CBN News spoke with several groups to get a feel for what appears to be a growing prayer movement spreading in the United States.

Maureen Bravo, one intercessor on the frontlines, started a prayer call-line during the 2016 election. She told CBN News that believers called in from all over the country to intercede for God's will. However, she noticed that once the election was over, the line went silent. And I sat down and I said, 'What's going on, God?' He said, 'The election's over. Everybody left the wall. Get back on the wall.'" And that's exactly what she did.

"Our 24-7 National Strategic Prayer Call was launched two days after the election," Bravo explained. Just like its name suggests, the line runs 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is definitely strategic. Volunteer "facilitators" start each hour praying for President Trump and his administration. From there they move on to specific topics, like the midterm elections. "We're seeing a united prayer movement that I've never seen," Bravo said. "This is a time where there's a unity that I've never seen in the body of Christ." (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for bringing intercessors to Your altar. Help us to remain in Your Spirit and have the heart of Jesus as we pray over our nation and intercede for our world.

- And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God's people in accordance with the will of God. (Romans 8:27)

2. Judiciary Committee sets date for vote on Kavanaugh confirmation - Washington Times

Senate Republicans laid out a fast schedule Tuesday for action on Judge Brett Kavanaugh, setting up a Sept. 20 vote in committee which would be followed by action on the full Senate floor the final week of the month. Barring hiccups, that schedule would put Judge Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court before its Oct. 1 start of the new session.

Hearings kicked off Tuesday and will continue this week, with members given a chance to ask Judge Kavanaugh questions in person on Wednesday and Thursday. They will then be able to submit written questions by Monday, and the first vote is scheduled for Sept. 13. But under committee rules Democrats are allowed to delay that one week, meaning the actual vote will likely be Sept. 20.

"This timeline is consistent with how we handled past Supreme Court nominations. I want everybody to know that right now," Mr. Grassley said at the close of Judge Kavanaugh's first day of his four-day long confirmation hearing. President Trump's nominee delivered an opening statement Tuesday and will face questions beginning Wednesday, with committee members having 30 minutes each in the first round. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Judge Kavanaugh and his precious family will tangibly experience the prayers of the saints supporting and shielding them from the enemy. We pray this confirmation process will increase their faith and their love for all God's people.

- For this reason, ever since I heard about your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all God's people, I have not stopped giving thanks for you, remembering you in my prayers. (Ephesians 1:15-16)

3. 'Voices Silenced': Twitter, Facebook and Google Called to Account in Congress - CBN News

Executives from Facebook, Twitter and Google are facing two hearings in Congress today, including the Senate Intelligence Committee. The social media execs are facing questions about political intrusion, antitrust concerns, censorship and consumer privacy.

Lawmakers from both sides want the tech giants to explain how they are protecting the 2018 midterm election process from interference from Russia. On another big issue, conservatives contend that Twitter and Facebook often censor their messages.

"Sadly, conservatives are too often finding their voices silenced," House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said in a statement. "We all agree that transparency is the only way to fully restore Americans' trust in these important public platforms." (Read more)

- Father, we pray Congress will be able to discern the actions needed to keep these platforms free from censorship and bias.

- This is what the Lord says- your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go. (Isaiah 48:17)

4. With Pressley's win, a political earthquake in Massachusetts politics - Boston Globe

Capping off an improbable rise from the Boston City Council to the threshold of Congress, Ayanna Pressley made history Tuesday night by defeating Representative Michael E. Capuano in a closely fought Democratic primary. The resounding victory clears the way for Pressley, whose chances were discounted when she decided to take on a 20-year incumbent, to become the first black woman ever to represent Massachusetts in Congress.

And her victory carries an unmistakable message, amplified by Tuesday's other electoral upsets further down the ticket: Massachusetts politics is changing. Candidates aren't willing to wait their turn anymore. The power of incumbency is weakening.

While much of the attention has been on Pressley, she was only the most prominent of challengers who sought to unseat incumbents. First-time candidates performed strongly in State House races. Boston emergency room doctor Jon Santiago beat longtime Representative Byron Rushing and newcomer Nika Elugardo ousted Representative Jeffrey Sanchez. (Read more)

- Father, we pray the people of this nation will reject candidates who promote socialism, open borders, censorship or the rejection of biblical morality.

- But as for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. (Joshua 24:15b)

5. President Trump May Declassify the 20 FISA Docs Congress Wants - Sara Carter

President Trump is expected to declassify the redacted 20 pages of documents from the controversial Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant that have still not been made public, which allowed the FBI to spy on short-term campaign volunteer Carter Page, numerous sources told

Behind the scenes, the battle between Justice Department officials and senior members of Congress intensified over the past year, leading lawmakers to call on President Trump to intervene and declassify the documents.

Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) told Fox New's Sean Hannity this month that the remaining classified documents regarding Page need to be declassified because "there is exculpatory evidence that we have seen of classified documents that need to be declassified. The judges should have been presented with this exculpatory evidence that the FBI and DOJ had." (Read more)

- Father, we pray President Trump will have Your supernatural wisdom as he chooses whether or not to declassify and release documents.

- Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. (Proverbs 16:12)

6. Mueller Has Accepted Trump's Terms For A Presidential 'Interview' - ILoveMyFreedom

According to The New York Times, Mueller has agreed to accept written answers from Trump on questions regarding whether his presidential campaign colluded with the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election. Mueller's team also wrote in a letter to the Trump's legal team on Friday that the special counsel's office was aware that the president can exercise executive privilege.

Mueller's team admitted, in part, that they agree with Trump's assertion that the U.S. Constitution gives him executive privilege not to speak about anything that may jeopardize the United States national security. As such, the Times reports that Mueller's team is not going to demand that Trump provide written answers regarding allegations of obstruction of justice.

Mueller accepting the terms comes after Trump's legal team has been pushing hard for the special counsel to wrap up the portion of his investigation into the president before November's midterm elections. Many want Mueller to conclude his investigation into Trump rather than spreading it over time. It has been a year, and Mueller has not produced any evidence of wrongdoing by Trump. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for a quick end to Special Council Mueller's investigation. We also pray all lawsuits motivated by animus and filed against President Trump or his family will be withdrawn or dismissed.

- All a person's ways seem pure to them, but motives are weighed by the Lord. (Proverbs 16:2)

7. Congress has a once-in-a-generation chance to fix welfare in the farm bill - Washington Examiner

For millions of families stuck in government dependence, the stakes couldn't be higher: Their opportunity to experience work through welfare reforms that promote work is in the hands of congressional members. It's a historic moment - the unemployment rate is low, and there are more than six million available jobs across the country. The opportunity is there, but the number of able-bodied adults stuck on food stamps is at crisis levels.

Voters are looking for reformers to craft a farm bill that restores the food stamp program as a temporary safety net, not a trap. To achieve success, the farm bill must include reforms that promote work for able-bodied adults, prioritize resources for the truly needy, and combat waste, fraud, and abuse.

Congress must eliminate loopholes and regulations that have opened the door to welfare fraud and have allowed bureaucrats to create a new welfare class of able-bodied adults. Poor reporting systems and scams like broad-based categorical eligibility have resulted in individuals with incomes or assets above program thresholds receiving food stamps - including millionaires. Closing these loopholes will preserve millions of taxpayer-funded resources for the truly needy. (Read more)

- Father, we pray our legislators will take this opportunity to eliminate the waste and abuse within the food stamp program.

- You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15)

8. GOP candidates pressure Trump to abandon pay freeze for federal workers - Washington Times

President Trump signaled Monday that he is reconsidering his announcement to freeze pay for more than 2 million federal workers, after hearing objections from Republican candidates in Virginia, a state with a large population of government employees. Mr. Trump retweeted comments from Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart, who said of the president on Twitter, "I'm confident he will do right by our federal workers, many of whom are my constituents in #Virginia."

Mr. Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisors, is trailing by double digits in his race against Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine. Virginia is home to more than 175,000 federal employees. The Republican nominee also said federal workers "endured 8 years of hell" under former President Barack Obama, with several rounds of pay freezes and benefit cuts. He said Mr. Trump "can fix this, and I trust that he will."

The president notified Congress in writing on Thursday that he intended to rescind a 2.1-percent pay increase for civilian federal workers scheduled to take effect Jan. 1. Mr. Trump cited budget concerns. The projected deficit for fiscal 2019 is about $1 trillion. But on Friday, Mr. Trump said he wanted to "study" the issue over the Labor Day weekend, noting that federal employees haven't had a pay raise "in a long time." (Read more)

- Father, we pray President Trump will make the best decision regarding raises for the Federal workforce, balancing their request with fiscal accountability to taxpayers.

- Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you. (Hebrews 13:7)

9. Cuba hardliner to be elevated to key White House post on Latin America - Maimi Herald

The Trump administration is expected to name Mauricio Claver-Carone, one of the most outspoken opponents of the Obama administration's rapprochement with Cuba, as the new senior director of the National Security Council's Western Hemisphere Affairs, according to two U.S. officials familiar with the decision.

Claver-Carone will take over the influential White House department for Juan Cruz, who led the department since the early months of the Trump administration and was a key architect of Trump's policies to pressure the Venezuelan government. The Miami native, raised in Spain and Orlando, will take over the coordination of Latin American policies among the White House, State Department, Treasury and other agencies.

He is expected to turn up the pressure even more on Venezuela as well as Cuba and Nicaragua, which have become a primary focus of the Trump administration policies on fighting for democracy in the region. He is part of a group of new hires at the National Security Council after John Bolton took over the department. (Read more)

- Father, we pray Mr. Claver-Carone will strategically know how to assist the Trump administration in its goal of establishing a new era of peace and prosperity for the nations of Latin America.

- May his name endure forever; may it continue as long as the sun. Then all nations will be blessed through him, and they will call him blessed. Praise be to the Lord God, the God of Israel, who alone does marvelous deeds. (Psalm 72:17-18)

10. Wages Rising for Low-Earners, Blue Collar Workers - Political Insider

According to Fox News, "U.S. workers in traditionally lower-wage jobs are among those seeing the biggest wage bumps in August," Glassdoor Chief Economist Andrew Chamberlain said. "Roles ranging from maintenance worker and bank teller to barista and bartender are seeing big pay gains as the healthy job market translates into more pay across many corners of the labor market."

As for those gains by job type, they include; bank teller (8 percent raise), maintenance worker (7.5 percent), bartender (6.5 percent), property manager (6.1 percent) and financial adviser (6 percent). "As the U.S. labor market shows no signs of letting up, we expect wages to keep climbing," Chamberlain added. Nationally, wages rose 2.4 percent higher this August than August of last year, and median pay rose to $52,461.

Despite repeated attempts by Democrats and Barack Obama to take credit for the current economic upswing in America, leading economists agree the main man behind it is President Trump. A Wall Street Journal poll of economists earlier in the year found that most agreed Trump deserved more credit than Obama for the current economic landscape, citing the upturn in business confidence that accompanied Trump's election, and tie that to increase business investment. The Trump tax cuts had just been passed at the time of the study, but the CBO estimates that they're boosting growth 0.7% higher every year. (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for this good report that means so much to the families of our nation. We pray for an outpouring of gratitude for Your mercy upon us.

- For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. (Jeremiah 29:11)

The Daily Jot

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Disgusting behavior

The Senate is elected by the people to serve six-year terms and there are only two per state. It is considered the upper chamber of Congress and is supposed to be wiser and more experienced. Article 1 Section 3 of the Constitution states: "No person shall be a Senator who shall not have attained to the age of thirty years, and been nine years a citizen of the United States and who shall not, when elected, be an inhabitant of that state for which he shall be chosen." There is a certain decorum within the Senate to treat members civilly and, in the very least, serve with the pretense of restraint and honor. This, however, is not the case with the confirmation hearing for Supreme Court Justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The leftist news media has been hyping Kavanaugh's hearing for months, saying it will be fierce, a battle, testy, and so on. Certainly, the protesters were ready, many of them being paid and coached on what to shout on cue when the media was filming them. They disrupted the hearing, yet police were very tolerant before arresting some two dozen "protesters." Democrat Senators were also prepped and on cue, arguing, insulting, interrupting, essentially acting like arrogant bullies with no sense of respect for the chamber, its history or the office they were elected to hold. Leftist Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) admitted that the Democrats had planned their behavior during a phone call the previous day.

The hearing was so raucous that Kavanaugh's two daughters were ushered out by their mother. The Washington Examiner wrote: "As Democratic senators fought to delay the hearing of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and as spectators jarringly heckled the process Tuesday, his two young daughters were rushed from the hearing room. And at times hecklers in the audience shouted out, apparently scaring the young girls there to support their father. One screamed, "This is a mockery. This is a travesty of justice. Cancel Brett Kavanaugh, adjourn the hearing." The current political environment has been reduced to this: visceral showmanship, fake (paid) opposition, and dishonor. It is the fake news cycle in action.

These "protests" were designed to induce the storyline that somehow the hearing was unfair, that information was being withheld, and to stir the politically intolerant, ideological bigoted base of the uniformed voters who believe this garbage to be real. The behavior of these Democratic Senators is disgusting and a disgrace to the country. The willing media dupes were so focused on the "protests" that the substance of Kavanaugh's positions were muted by the noise. Advise and consent does not mean rebel and obstruct. Proverbs 17:11 says, "An evil man seeks only rebellion; therefore a cruel messenger shall be sent against him."Hopefully, the American people will consider this behavior with a message at the ballot box.

​​​​​Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

> > > To review what happened on Tuesday at the start of this hearing, please go here.

Traitor Alert!

Opinion: I Am Part of the Resistance Inside the Trump Administration

I work for the president but like-minded colleagues and I have vowed to thwart parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations. President Trump is facing a test to his presidency unlike any faced by a modern American leader.

It's not just that the special counsel looms large. Or that the country is bitterly divided over Mr. Trump's leadership. Or even that his party might well lose the House to an opposition hellbent on his downfall.

The dilemma - which he does not fully grasp - is that many of the senior officials in his own administration are working diligently from within to frustrate parts of his agenda and his worst inclinations.

I would know. I am one of them.

To be clear, ours is not the popular "resistance" of the left. We want the administration to succeed and think that many of its policies have already made America safer and more prosperous. But we believe our first duty is to this country, and the president continues to act in a manner that is detrimental to the health of our republic.

That is why many Trump appointees have vowed to do what we can to preserve our democratic institutions while thwarting Mr. Trump's more misguided impulses until he is out of office.

The root of the problem is the president's amorality. Anyone who works with him knows he is not moored to any discernible first principles that guide his decision making.

Although he was elected as a Republican, the president shows little affinity for ideals long espoused by conservatives: free minds, free markets and free people. At best, he has invoked these ideals in scripted settings. At worst, he has attacked them outright. (New York Times) Read full article here.

Trump Lashes Out After Reports of 'Quiet Resistance' by Staff - New York Times

President Trump sought to assert command of his administration on Wednesday amid reports of a "quiet resistance" among some of his own advisers who have secretly and deliberately tried to thwart from the inside what one official called his "reckless decisions." The surreal struggle between Mr. Trump and at least some members of his own team has characterized his tenure from the beginning, but it spilled into public view this week in a way that raised questions about the president's capacity to govern and the responsibilities and duties of the people who work for him.
Mr. Trump erupted in anger after reading the Op-Ed article and John F. Kelly, the chief of staff, and other aides scurried in and out of the press office trying to figure out how to respond. . . Mr. Trump angrily lashed out during public events and on Twitter. He assailed what he called the "gutless editorial" by the unnamed official and he dismissed Mr. Woodward's book as "a total piece of fiction" and "totally discredited." He attributed the accounts to a news media that has sought to destroy his presidency.

"They don't like Donald Trump and I don't like them because they're very dishonest people," the president said during a meeting with sheriffs. Mr. Trump later posted a message on Twitter that said simply, "TREASON?" and then another saying that "If the GUTLESS anonymous person does indeed exist, the Times must, for National Security purposes, turn him/her over to government at once!" (Read more)

- Father God, we agree with our President: this IS a matter of national security! We now join forces with those who are working to identify the author of this article, using the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God, and which does not return void:

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

A Lesson in Civics

Ben Sasse Conducts a Two-Minute Master Class in American Civics

Senator Ben Sasse Reminds Us of the Supreme Court's Proper Place

By David French, National Review

September 4, 2018 6:50 PM

Look, I'm the first to admit I'm biased about Ben Sasse. I consider him a friend, and my wife has worked for him on various projects. I like Ben Sasse, but I like Sasse in part because of moments like this - moments when he puts on what is best described as a short master class in civics and the role of the judiciary in the American constitutional republic. Watch and learn:
Sasse describes the "elegant and fair process" the Founders created, a system in which Congress makes law, the executive humbly enforces the law, and the judiciary applies "written laws to facts and cases that are actually before it." And in this process the key question is "not what did Brett Kavanaugh think eleven years ago on some policy matter. The question before us is whether or not he has the temperament and the character to take his policy views and political preferences and put them in a box marked 'irrelevant' and set it aside every morning when he puts on the black robe."
It's unfortunate that clips like this tend to only go viral within an already-engaged political subculture (which, sadly, needs this wisdom as badly as the rest of America). An enormous amount of modern political dysfunction can be traced to the willful, generations-long, bipartisan inversion of our constitutional structure - where the political branch that was intended to be the most powerful (Congress) is subordinated to both the executive and the judiciary. As I've written before, the result is a political system where your vote is most consequential once every four years (if you live in a swing state, that is) while your once-every-two-years ballot for Congress is typically cast for a glorified pundit.
Multiple members of the House and Senate recognize this problem (Senator Sasse is obviously one of them), but they lack numbers. So until they have the legislative strength to restore the Founders' vision, they must educate - and they must vote for judges who understand their proper, limited role in the constitutional structure. Today, Senator Sasse conducted the necessary educational session. Soon enough, I expect he'll vote for Judge Kavanaugh in the hope and expectation that Kavanaugh fully understands his constitutional obligations and, crucially, limitations.
If and when Kavanaugh is confirmed, look for him to nudge the Supreme Court back towards its proper, more-limited function. Republicans may not always be happy with the decisions from a less-political court, but the partisan needs of the moment are far less important than dealing with the permanent temptation to create an imperial judiciary. Good for Senator Sasse to remind us all of the Supreme Court's proper place.
> > > Read more here.

Churches Question "Social Justice" Teachings

More Than 3,000 Evangelicals, Churches Join John MacArthur
in Statement Against 'Nebulous' Social Justice

More than 3,000 evangelical Christians and organizations have joined well-known theologian and pastor, John MacArthur, in endorsing a statement on social justice and the purported dangers the concept poses to the Gospel.

The statement comes in the wake of MacArthur's recent controversial series that brands social justice as a real threat to the Gospel.

"Clarity on these issues will fortify believers and churches to withstand an onslaught of dangerous and false teachings that threaten the gospel, misrepresent Scripture, and lead people away from the grace of God in Jesus Christ," the statement explains in an introduction.
"Specifically, we are deeply concerned that values borrowed from secular culture are currently undermining Scripture in the areas of race and ethnicity, manhood and womanhood, and human sexuality. The Bible's teaching on each of these subjects is being challenged under the broad and somewhat nebulous rubric of concern for 'social justice,'" it continued. "If the doctrines of God's Word are not uncompromisingly reasserted and defended at these points, there is every reason to anticipate that these dangerous ideas and corrupted moral values will spread their influence into other realms of biblical doctrines and principles."
And with that introduction, the statement then goes on to address 14 points of contention in the Gospel the signers agree need to be clarified, including what constitutes justice. (Christian Post) Read more.

Next week! CryOutAmerica!


Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Editor's note:

The Holy Spirit has quickened to us that, this year, "9/11" will fall on a TUESDAY, the exact same day of the week that the towers fell and America came under attack on September 11, 2001.

With that in mind, we do ask all of our Prayer Partners to consider setting aside time next Tuesday, September 11, to fast and to pray and to seek the face of God that He might yet show His mercy upon our nation, and heal our land.

Please pray, too, for protection for our people from specific terrorist attacks that might be planned for that day. Thank you.

To learn more about this year's plans to CryOutAmerica, or to find a COA event near you, please visit their website by going here.

A Special Prayer Request

A Special Prayer Request

'Pray for God to Heal Me':

Anne Graham Lotz Reveals She Has Breast Cancer

Evangelist Anne Graham Lotz has revealed that she has been diagnosed with breast cancer.

According to a post on her website, she found out about the diagnosis exactly three years after she discovered her husband unconscious in their pool.

"On the afternoon of August 17, 2015, between 3:00 and 3:30, as you may know, I discovered my husband, Danny, unresponsive in our pool. Two days later he was Home! Three years to the day, on the afternoon of August 17, 2018, at the very same time of day . . . 3:00 to 3:30 . . . I was diagnosed with breast cancer," she wrote.

Lotz thought the "strange 'coincidence'" of the timing meant her diagnosis was an attack from the enemy - until she realized the date lined up with an even greater event.

"I heard the soft, gentle whisper of the Spirit, reminding me that it was on a Friday, during that very same time . . . between 3:00 and 3:30 in the afternoon . . . that God's Passover Lamb was sacrificed. Jesus died on the very same day of the week, at the very same time of the day, crushing the head of the serpent, forever defeating the devil and death. Praise God! The cross . . . the blood of God's Lamb . . . trumps anything the devil can throw at us or assign to us!" she shared.
Lotz says God is still in control and she believes in the healing power of Jesus' blood.

"Each day since the diagnosis God has given me promises and encouragement from His Word. God has been . . . and is . . . my refuge and strength, an ever-present help in this trouble. Therefore, I will not fear . . . BUT He also has made it very clear that my healing will be in answer to not just my prayer, but the prayers of others for me," she explained.

Lotz asks believers everywhere to pray for her.

"Would you pray for me? Pray for God to heal me in whichever way He deems would bring Him the most glory. Healing without surgery, with surgery, with surgery and follow-up treatment, or through the greater miracle of the resurrection," she wrote.

Lotz added that God is the "Good Shepherd through this Valley of the Shadow" and Jesus will be glorified through this trial. (CBN) Read more

- Father God, we do hear the heartcry of Anne Graham Lotz in her time of trial. We lift up our dear friend, mentor, and sister in Christ before Your Throne of Grace, and we agree with her words:

"Praise God! The cross . . . the blood of God's Lamb . . . trumps anything the devil can throw at us or assign to us!" In Your Name, amen.

- "But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed."
(Isaiah 53:5)

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- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
- Worship with Us Today!

Prayers for the Persecuted Church

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

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

Classic Hymns


"The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge, my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold." (Psalm 18:2)


Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee; Let the water and the blood, From Thy riven side which flowed, Be of sin the double cure, Save me from its guilt and power.

Not the labor of my hands Can fulfill Thy law's demands; Could my zeal no respite know, Could my tears forever flow, All could never sin erase, Thou must save, and save by grace.
Nothing in my hands I bring, Simply to Thy cross I cling; Naked, come to Thee for dress, Helpless, look to Thee for grace: Foul, I to the fountain fly, Wash me, Savior, or I die.
While I draw this fleeting breath, When mine eyes shall close in death, When I soar to worlds unknown, See Thee on Thy judgment throne, Rock of Ages, cleft for me, Let me hide myself in Thee.


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Words: Augustus Montague Toplady (1740-1778)

Melody: Thomas Hastings (1784-1872)

Signs and Wonders

Japan rocked by 2 earthquakes after typhoon

Two powerful earthquakes rocked Japan within 20 minutes of each other early Thursday, just over a day after a typhoon in the country left at least six people dead.

The quakes - magnitude-6.6 and -5.3 - struck Tomakomai, the fifth largest city in the Hokkaido area, according to the United States Geological Survey (USGS). They each had a depth of roughly 21 and 23 miles, respectively.

The city lost power after the quakes hit, officials said. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's chief cabinet secretary said officials are working to assess the damage and help those in need.

NHK World, a public broadcaster in Japan, reported that the quakes caused "huge landslides" in the area. The country's meteorological agency said there are no threats of a tsunami.

On Tuesday, the strongest typhoon to make landfall in Japan since 1993 was recorded. It first made landfall on Japan's southwestern island of Shikoku and then again near Kobe on Honshu. (Fox News) 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

This Huge Christian Outreach to "Flood" Portland, Oregon, was Prophesied from Sweden:

Speakers Include Reinhard Bonnke, Daniel Kolenda and Many Others

(Portland, OR)-[Christian News Northwest] For more than a year now, evangelist Chris Overstreet and his team have held great expectations of what God will do not only in the Rose City, but also the Northwest and the nation.

This month is when he believes those expectations become reality.

Overstreet-who recently moved from Redding, California, to Camas, Washington, because of the calling he senses to reach the Northwest for Christ-is leading a long-planned, two-pronged coordinated effort called Compassion to Action in Portland from Sept. 17 through Sept. 22. Seventy local churches are partnering in the project, which has been preceded by prayer and fasting and numerous informational gatherings.

The first phase is Flood Portland, an evangelistic outreach throughout the city Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 17 and 18. Plans call for thousands of local Christians to be sent out in small groups from Pioneer Courthouse Square downtown to, according to Overstreet, "flood Portland with the love and power of Jesus." (Breaking Christian News) Read more

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About CHPP

About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

Our Mission Statement

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a ministry which is positioned on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., helping members of the Body of Christ to "pray for those in authority over us" in our federal government. Our primary purpose is to offer intercession on site for the members of Congress and their staffs each day that the Senate and the House of Representatives are in session; and our chief prayer focus is that "God's will be done in earth, as it is in heaven." [Matthew 6:10].

Because Jesus Christ has shed His blood for all, we, too, pray for ALL, in a nonpartisan manner. Also, because the scriptures indicate that "the effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much" (James 4:17), we are confident that fervent prayer, offered in the halls of the highest chambers of government in our land, can avail much for America. Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes those who feel called to join us, engaging in this strategic work of intercession for our nation: "For there is no power but of God; the powers that be are ordained of God." [Romans 13:1]


Capitol Hill Prayer Partners welcomes all who wish to pray for our leaders to join us in prayer for our nation. You may sign up to receive our alerts by sending an email to us at requesting that your name be added to our list of subscribers.

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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.

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Update: World Creation Concert

Update: World Creation Concert:
An On-Site Report

Submitted by Merv Watson, Jerusalem, ISRAEL

Merv's Personal Report Upon Attending "The World Creation Concert" last night:

"What a fabulous event it was!! It was an outstanding privilege to be invited and to experience this magnificent happening of such profundity, spiritual depth, and excellence of masterful technology beautifully executed, while laden with deep respect for God and what we know of His ways and character. Ancient walls vibrated with the power of six "shofars" blown by six priestly white-clothed men standing high on the ramparts, who followed with a blistering series of trumpet blasts, thrusting the thousand strong audience into a breath-stopping journey of pre-creation space.
This was Day One of the Genesis creation story: a moment of exquisite triumph for those of us who are believers in the Bible. There, surrounded by the walls of the remnants of a 20 times destroyed city, Jerusalem, all of those present were sound and sight shocked into an incomparable visual and aural affirmation in what we believe to be historical Truth. We became witnesses to a miracle of the action of the creative Spirit of God hovering over what seemed empty space, but saw the bursting forth of creatures and sights bathed in the newness of purity's beginnings.
Huge Hebrew letters appeared on the rocks announcing each event while the crescendo of a 100 piece orchestra,50 voice men's chorus and brilliant cantorial singers, captured all our hearts with the emotional commitment to the moment's overwhelming splendour of Biblical truth. For the next two hours, a transfixing parade of sights and sounds stampeded us into a multi-millenial timelessness of history's Biblical pageantry."
> > > To read more about this amazing event, please go here to read an account of the evening, published by Breaking Israel News.