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The Daily Brief:
Legislative Snapshot
Saturday, November 3, 2018

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A Praise Report for Intercessors!

A Praise Report for Intercessors!

How to stop the curses of the witches . . . in their tracks!

The following report has come to us from a trusted source, who wishes to remain anonymous. Her report is in reference to a nationwide conference call, now being held daily for the elections, and sponsored by a nationally known prayer ministry of solid integrity.

We submit this praise report to you for you own prayerful consideration.

"Some witches got on this conference call after the leader stepped down, but the saints continued to pray. The witches were screaming while the saints prayed in tongues.

Someone started reading SCRIPTURE and THEY FINALLY GOT OFF!"

The take-away:



"And they overcame him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of the word of their testimony, and they did not love their life even when faced with death."

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The Daily Jot

Thursday, November 1m 2018

The right and wrong of it

With all the visceral and the hate stirring the crucible of what has become of America's melting pot, people seem to forget there is a right and a wrong to all this. John Wayne, delivered an iconic line in the 1960 movie, The Alamo: "There's right and there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other." How true. Many excuse the hate mongering by saying "well, both sides do it." Perhaps to an extent. There is no moral equivalence, however, if one side does it 620 times and the other side only half a dozen, mostly in defense from the other. We have to realize that there is a rebellion going on, a coup attempt at the highest level. Suspend your disbelief. It is happening. Right and wrong are coming into focus. Where do you stand?

It is not right for elected officials to say things like, "if they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun," or "You know, to just be grossly generalistic, you could put half of Trump's supporters into what I call the basket of deplorables. Right? The racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, Islamaphobic-you name it," or calling conservatives, ""virulent people, some of them the dregs of society," or "if you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere." These statements by the immediate past "president," Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Maxine Waters are all very aggressive, depict hate for those who disagree with them, and have stirred unlawful and violent acts.

These kinds of comments have a far different tone than: "The Fake News Media, the true Enemy of the People," or "Democrats are the problem. They don't care about crime and want illegal immigrants, no matter how bad they may be, to pour into and infest our Country, like MS-13," or of Islamic terrorists, "We don't want them here. We want to ensure that we are not admitting into our country the very threats our soldiers are fighting overseas. We only want to admit those into our country who will support our country, and love deeply our people." Each of these statements by President Trump have caused hour upon hour of so-called "news commentary" from liberals concluding that Trump and conservatives are racists, bigots, Nazis, and worse. There is no moral equivalency in comparing the statements from the two sides.

These are the statements of just a handful of elected officials. There are countless more by actors, mainstream media reporters and commentators creating an atmosphere of mistrust and contempt. A statement about policy is twisted to mean something it didn't intend while statements accusing people of being a bigot or urging people to confrontation are heralded as what is right. They publicly tried and convicted a man of sexual offenses, while withholding information that proved his innocence in an admitted attempt to destroy his reputation-all because they believed they were morally right to prevent him from being on the Supreme Court. Isaiah 5:20 says, "Woe unto them that call evil good, and good evil; that put darkness for light, and light for darkness." Yes, there's right and there's wrong. You gotta do one or the other. Are you voting?

Have a blessed and powerful day!

Bill Wilson

On the Campaign Trail

On the Campaign Trail:

Several Key Races to Watch in Prayer

- Lord God, as we draw near to the last few hours before Election Day, 2018, we ask for a special dispensation of' grace, that we all might remain "steady at the helm" in the days ahead. Help us each to know how to vote on Election Day, dear Lord, and please sustain the righteous who are running for office by Your strength. We ask this in Your Holy Name, amen.

- " . . . the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the righteous . . ." (Psalm 125:3)

1. NBC: GOP leads in early voting nationwide - Hot Air

It won't be a blue wave, NBC reports today, at least not if early voting is any indication. Thus far, in a record turnout, Republican voters hold the edge by a slim two-point margin in ballots already cast in the midterms. Six days out from Election Day, over 24 million votes have been counted as early or absentee, a number that exceeds the total nationwide early vote from 2014. It cuts against the expectation of an oversized Democratic turnout that led to the "blue wave" predictions for most of this cycle.

Overwhelming majorities of both Democrats and Republicans are confident that their party will prevail, with both nearly as confident as Democrats were - erroneously, as it turned out - ahead of President Trump's surprise victory two years ago. Voters also perceive high stakes in the event of a loss: At least two-thirds of Democrats and Republicans alike say a losing outcome for their party would be "very bad" for the country.

The majority in the House in the next session will [likely] be exceptionally narrow. That would leave leadership unable to move anything significant without cross-aisle appeal, and likely a stronger Republican majority in the Senate effectively setting the agenda. That's not the worst outcome the GOP faced, especially at the beginning of this cycle. And the early voting numbers at least show a chance that Republicans might be the ones dealing with that leadership headache in January. (Read more)

2. Tennessee alarm bell rings for GOP: Marsha Blackburn's lead wiped out in two shock Senate polls - Washington Examiner

Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and former Gov. Phil Bredesen, a Democrat, are tied in two new polls out for the U.S. Senate race in Tennessee days before the midterm elections. The new polling is a break from the recent slate of surveys showing Blackburn with an advantage. The RealClearPolitics average of recent polls, which does not include these two new surveys, shows Blackburn up 6.8 percentage points.

Republicans view Tennessee as a "firewall" state protecting them from the loss of the chamber. With the current balance of power 51 to 49 and Democrats looking highly likely to lose North Dakota, the GOP could afford to lose Arizona and Nevada while failing to pick up Florida, Missouri or Indiana and still survive with 50 seats and Vice President Mike Pence's casting vote. That calculation would be swept away by losing Tennessee.

The Tennessean notes that the ETSU poll shows Bredesen has an advantage with independent voters, 46 percent to Blackburn's 35 percent, as well as with women, 51 percent to 38 percent. Blackburn, meanwhile, leads with men 57 percent to Bredesen's 35 percent. President Trump is scheduled to give Blackburn a late boost when he participates in a rally at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga on Sunday. Blackburn and Bredesen are vying to replace retiring Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn. (Read more)

3. "He does" Support Unions, But "don't say that to people!" IN Senator Donnelly Masks Union Support, Says Wife Jill Donnelly - ProjectVeritasAction

Project Veritas Action Fund has released undercover video from current US Senator Joe Donnelly's campaign. The video reveals that he masks his support of unions because of how polarizing they are in Indiana. This is the ninth undercover video report Project Veritas has released in a series revealing secrets and lies from political campaigns in 2018. Said James O'Keefe, founder and president of Project Veritas Action: "We have seen this consistently in our investigations this year . . . where politicians say one thing publicly, and another thing privately."

Featured in this report is Senator Joe Donnelly's wife, Jill Donnelly, and a campaign volunteer, Tony Flora, a supporter of Senator Donnelly since 2004, and a member of the National Letter Carriers Union. They both say that the Senator cannot publicly support unions.

Another individual who works on Senator Donnelly's campaign, David Madden, says that Donnelly has to suppress his liberal views because Indiana is "so conservative". Will Talcott, another individual working on the Donnelly campaign, says that Donnelly is losing voters because of his decision to vote against the confirmation of then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh, and that Senator Donnelly tries to play safe politics to get elected. (Read more)

4. O'Rourke Campaign Caught Discussing Illegally Using Campaign Funds to Help Caravan Migrants - PJ Media

Project Veritas Action Fund Thursday night released its eighth undercover video revealing lies and deceit in the 2018 midterm elections. The newest episode features members of U.S. Senate candidate Beto O'Rourke's campaign plotting to use campaign funds to help Honduran caravan migrants. A Project Veritas Action attorney who reviewed the footage said that it looks like the O'Rourke campaign violated FEC rules. The material Project Veritas Action Fund captured shows campaign workers covering up the true nature of spending of campaign funds and intentionally misreporting them.

The video actually shows his campaign staff talking about using campaign resources to buy supplies and help transport Honduran aliens. O'Rourke's campaign staffers, Dominic Chacon and AnaPaula Themann, didn't appear too concerned about getting caught, however. Chacon and Themann discussed how they would "mask" their use of campaign funds to buy food for the migrants. "There's actually stores that mark it as just 'food,' they don't mark any types . . . at Albertsons, on the receipts, it marks it just based off of brand," Themann explained.

Themann seemed to acknowledge she was aware of the risk of being caught violating FEC rules when she said that she doesn't "want it to make it seem like all of us" from the O'Rourke campaign are distributing supplies to the Honduran aliens. She added, "I just hope nobody that's the wrong person finds out about this." (Read more)

5. Emerson Poll: Sen. Cruz Leads in Texas But Within Margin of Error -

Everything is bigger in Texas, and the tight Senate race between incumbent Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and surging and well-financed Rep. Beto O'Rourke, D-Texas, just might be the biggest midterm race on the board.

Sen. Cruz leads O'Rourke by 3 points (50-47 percent) in the latest Emerson College poll, but 2 percent of likely voters is still undecided and the results are within the margin of error (3.7 percentage points).

Despite the statistical tie, the RealClear Politics analysis has the Texas Senate race as "leans GOP" and lists Sen. Cruz with a 6.5-point lead in the average of polls. The Emerson poll was the most favorable to O'Rourke. It has been widely reported O'Rourke has millions more than Sen. Cruz to spend, but as much as it costs in this race, it might be more costly for the Democrat to lose. The Republicans hold a 51-49 Senate majority and need this seat, along with many others in the House to regain control of Congress.

Despite the millions in O'Rourke's campaign war chest, Republicans are still polling more favorably than him: 1) President Donald Trump: 49 percent favorable. 2) Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas: 51 percent favorable. 3) Rep. O'Rourke: 48 percent favorable.

Emerson College polled 781 likely Texas voters between Oct. 28-30, and the poll results have a margin of error of plus or minus 3.7 percentage points. (Read more)

6. Empty Seats Galore: Andrew Gillum Holds Rally With Bernie Sanders - And Hardly Anyone Shows Up - Gateway Pundit

For the past two years we've heard talk about a 'Blue Wave' as the Democrats would retake Congress in the 2018 Mid-Terms. Sadly for the Dems the wave is now a trickle. Democrats, Hollywood and their Mainstream Media (MSM) did all they could to promote the far left liberal socialist causes these past several years. They bashed and belittled President Trump at every turn, almost guaranteeing he would soon be gone -

But as the mid-term elections draw closer, the Blue Wave is receding. Bernie Sanders held a rally with Florida Governor candidate Andrew Gillum and almost nobody showed up.

The same goes for the former leader of the Democrat Party Barack Obama. He too can't seem to fill even high school gymnasiums.

Sorry haters but it starting to look like 2016 all over again. (Read more and view photos here.)

7. Trump rips into Obama for 'lies,' amid dueling campaign rallies - Fox News

President Trump on Friday tore into former President Barack Obama amid a day of dueling rallies and verbal sparring, accusing his predecessor of telling "lies" while in the White House

"Lie after lie," Trump said in West Virginia, as he rallied for GOP Senate candidate Patrick Morrisey and other Republicans. "Broken promise after broken promise. That's what he did."

Added Trump, "Unlike President Obama, we live by a different motto. It's called promises made, promises kept."

Trump told the crowd that he listened to Obama's earlier speech in Florida because "I was in the plane and I had nothing else to do."

"I heard him talk about telling the truth. And yet 28 times he said you can keep your doctor if you like your doctor, you can keep your plan if you like your plan. They were all lies," Trump said.(Read more)

President Trump and the Caravan

President Trump and the Caravan:

Announces Major Changes in Immigration Policy
on the Eve of the Election

1. President Trump: EXPLOSIVE Migrant Caravan New Policy Press Briefing -- Border Security Speech - The White House

Yesterday, President Trump held a half-hour press conference to outline his new policy on immigration law and border security. In this detailed speech, the President outlined several key points, including:

1) A revised "catch-and-release" policy: "catch" only - no release until a case has been seen by a judge

2) Housing of all immigrants in huge tents

3) No more separating families - a policy instituted by the former President

4) The use of our own military to confront many in the caravan who are truly dangerous men.

We encourage you to view this entire press briefing bygoing here. Please note: a formal Executive Order on this new policy is due to be released next week.

- Father God, we thank You and we praise You for giving us a president who truly has the security of our nation first in his heart. We now "go ahead" of the release of the new Executive Order on Immigration Policy to come against all voices of dissent due to be raised when this E.O. is published. Silence their voices, O Lord, and let righteousness rule again in our land. Amen.

- "Every morning I will put to silence all the wicked in the land; I will cut off every evildoer from the city of the LORD." (Psalm 101:8)

2. DHS: Caravan Migrants from 20 Countries, Include 270 Convicted Criminals - Washington Examiner

The Department of Homeland Security reported this week that people from at least 20 countries-not just citizens of Guatemala and Honduras-make up the two caravan groups approaching the U.S. border, Anna Giaritelli writes. "Over 270 individuals along the caravan route have criminal histories, including known gang membership. Those include a number of violent criminals," a DHS statement read. (Read more)

- Lord, once again, we thank You that the evidence speaks for itself. We covenant to undergird our President now as he seeks to right the wrong that has been set against us, instead decreeing a new policy on immigration that will keep these criminals out of our nation, thereby protecting us all. Hallelujah, Lord, amen!

- "Then I will make up to you for the years That the swarming locust has eaten, The creeping locust, the stripping locust and the gnawing locust . . ." (Joel 2:25)

3. Pray about the "Caravan" and the Midterm Elections - Intercessors for America

Is it more than coincidence that thousands of migrants from Central America are seeking to enter the United States illegally just two weeks before the midterm election? Who are these people? Who's paying for their transportation, food and expenses? Why doesn't the media find out? Is this migrant caravan a ploy by Democrats to win sympathy from Hispanic voters so they'll reverse their growing approval of Trump administration policies and vote against their interests?

One definition of invasion seems to fit what is transpiring at the southern border: "The entrance or advent of anything troublesome or harmful."

. . . Illegal immigration should be a top campaign issue, as it was in 2016, when President Trump promised to build a wall to protect our southern border. If Republicans maintain their congressional majorities, as seems increasingly likely, they should hurry to fund the wall and pass legislation to make it easier to deport those who break our laws. (Excerpts from Cal Thomas article on

- Pray that those involved in this journey will listen to reason and return safely to the homes that they came from, and if they would like to come to America, make a legal application like the countless thousands that have come to this country before them.

The caravan and the midterms are inextricably linked. Pray strategically and effectively with our brand new Intercessory Intel Report: Illegal Immigration and Elections.

- For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. (Deut 30:16)

President Trump and Iran

President Trump Reimposes Sanctions on Iran

Father God, we thank You for a President who does keep his word while in office. While he was on the campaign trail two years ago, President Trump promised to end the Iranian Nuclear deal, and to impose sanctions until Iran ends its nuclear program. Today, another promise has been kept. Praise the Lord, amen.

- "But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one." (Matthew 5:37)

1. US reimposes all sanctions on Iran lifted under nuclear deal - Times of Israel

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Trump administration on Friday announced the reimposition of all US sanctions on Iran that had been lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal, ramping up economic pressure on the Islamic Republic as President Donald Trump completed the unraveling of what had been one of his predecessor's signature foreign policy achievements.

The sanctions, which will take effect on Monday, cover Iran's shipping, financial and energy sectors and are the second batch the administration has reimposed since Trump withdrew from the landmark accord in May. The rollback ends US participation in the nuclear deal, which now hangs in the balance as Iran no longer enjoys any relief from sanctions imposed by the world's largest economy. (Read more)

2. Europe blasts US reimposition of Iran sanctions - Israel National News

France, Germany, Britain and the European Union on Friday issued a joint condemnation of the US move to reimpose sanctions on Iran that were lifted as part of the 2015 nuclear agreement.

"We deeply regret the reimposition of sanctions by the United States stemming from their withdrawal from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action," they said in a statement quoted by AFP, a reference to the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran.

The statement defended the deal as "essential for the security of Europe, the region and the whole world".

"Our objective is to protect European economic actors involved in legitimate commercial trade with Iran," it added.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said the sanctions were aimed at getting Tehran to halt its nuclear activities and what the US says is broad support for "terrorism" in the region. (Read more)



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Prayers and Presidents

Prayers and Presidents:
Our 39th President: James E. Carter


[Each week, we will publish one prayer that was spoken by each of our presidents, in chronological order. Today's prayer was written by our 39th President: James E. Carter.]

"The unchanging principles of life predate modern times. I worship Jesus Christ, whom we Christians consider to be the Prince of Peace. As a Jew, he taught us to cross religious boundaries, in service and in love. He repeatedly reached out and embraced Roman conquerors, other Gentiles, and even the more despised Samaritans."

- Nobel Prize Speech; December 10, 2002

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