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Breaking News: Migrant Crisis
Breaking News: Migrant Crisis on the Southern Border
1. Tijuana mayor declares 'humanitarian crisis' over migrants - Associated Press
The mayor of Tijuana has declared a humanitarian crisis in his border city and said Friday he was asking the United Nations for aid to deal with the approximately 5,000 Central American migrants who have arrived.
The comments by Mayor Juan Manuel Gastelum came as city officials and volunteers worked together to assist the 4,976 men, women and children, most of whom were camped out at a makeshift shelter at a sports complex after spending more than a month on the road. The Trump administration has spent weeks lambasting the caravan, which it said was filled with criminals, gang members and even - it has insinuated without any proof - terrorists.
Gastelum vowed not to commit the city's public resources to dealing with the situation. On Thursday, his government said in a statement that it was requesting help from the U.N.'s Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. (Read more)
- Father, we pray Your plan over the outcome of the migrants who have arrived in Tijuana. We rely on Your wisdom and knowledge on how to solve this situation.
- If any of you lack wisdom, let him ask of God, that giveth to all [men] liberally, and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him. (James 1:5)
2. Hundreds of migrants try rushing toward California port of entry, as Trump threatens to close entire border - Fox News
Images and videos posted on social media Sunday afternoon showed hundreds of migrants from the leading Central American caravan pushing past Mexican riot police and rushing the border at the port of entry in San Ysidro, Calif., in a major test for both U.S. border authorities and Mexican officials.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) said it suspended northbound and southbound crossings for both pedestrians and vehicles at the San Ysidro port of entry at approximately 11:30 a.m. local time. It later tweeted that the pedestrian crossings had re-opened, a little more than four hours after the initial closure. The vehicle lanes re-opened at approximately 5 p.m. local time, five-and-a-half hours after they were closed.
CBP added that some demonstrators "attempted to illegally enter the U.S. through both the northbound and southbound vehicle lanes at the port of entry itself. Those persons were stopped and turned back to Mexico." (Read more)
- Father God, we lift up these men and women who are guarding our southern border. We ask Your wisdom to prevail against this invasion, in Your name, amen.
- "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)
3. Trump: Troops At Border Authorized 'To Use Lethal Force' - Daily Caller
President Donald Trump revealed that U.S. troops are authorized to use lethal force at the southern border if they need to defend themselves, after speaking to service-members deployed around the world Thanksgiving morning.
"If they have to they're going to use lethal force, I've given the order, I hope they don't have to," Trump said in response to a question on the matter. "You're dealing with a minimum of 500 serious criminals, and I'm not going to let them be taken advantage of."
The president dispatched nearly 6,000 U.S. troops to the border in recent weeks to bolster border enforcement. Trump justified the deployment by pointing at the advancing caravan of thousands of Central American would-be migrants who want to claim asylum. The caravan used violent tactics to break through legal ports of entry in Mexico, prompting alarm amongst U.S. authorities. (Read more)
- Father in heaven, now that this first wave of "migrants" has reached our border, we ask that Your wisdom would prevail for the CBP officers who have authority there. We thank You that our courageous President Trump has, indeed, released these brave agents to use "lethal force" if their own lives are endangered as they work to enforce our law. We call forth an angelic host to help protect all who are engaged in this growing and dangerous crisis, in Your name, amen.
- "For He shall give His angels charge over you, To keep you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)
4. Former ICE Supervisor Says 'There Has to Be Something Done' About Caravan - Fox News
Former ICE supervisor Jason Piccolo said Sunday that "there has to be something done" as the migrant caravan heads toward the U.S. border.
"I think it's going to be a mess," Piccolo said Sunday on Fox & Friends. "That's one of the busiest land ports we have in the world, and it's also going to disrupt commercial and legitimate pedestrian traffic as well."
Piccolo suggested a "port court," where immigration judges and asylum officers would be present at points of entry.
He also said that possible cooperation between the Trump administration and the incoming Mexican government is "absolutely significant."
As Fox News reported, the deal would "require all asylum-seekers from south of the border to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims go through court."
"We have to have cooperation with Mexico," Piccolo said. Piccolo added that the current migrant caravan will be a sign of how future caravans behave going forward. "We need to stop this traffic before it gets to the United States, i.e. work with Mexico," he said. (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for the wisdom of Mr. Piccolo's remarks. We ask for a spirit of cooperation to be released with the government of Mexico, so that both their citizens and our own might abide in safety in our lands.
- "Again, truly I tell you that if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)
5. Incoming Mexican government disputes report of tentative deal with US on asylum-seekers - Fox News
[The Washington Post reports that the Trump administration has cut a deal with the incoming Mexican government potentially overhauling long-standing asylum rules.]
Reports on Saturday said the Trump administration had struck a tentative deal with Mexico's incoming government to require all asylum-seekers from south of the border to wait in Mexico while their asylum claims go through court.
But by early evening, the picture grew more complex, as the incoming Mexican government said there was "no agreement of any sort." (Read more)
- Father God, we continue to petition heaven for an answer to this complex issue, in Your name, amen.
- "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." (John 14:14)
6. Hillary Clinton: Europe must curb immigration to stop rightwing populists - The Guardian
Europe must get a handle on immigration to combat a growing threat from rightwing populists, Hillary Clinton has said, calling on the continent's leaders to send out a stronger signal showing they are "not going to be able to continue to provide refuge and support". In an interview with the Guardian, the former Democratic presidential candidate praised the generosity shown by the German chancellor, Angela Merkel, but suggested immigration was inflaming voters and contributed to the election of Donald Trump and Britain's vote to leave the EU.
"I think Europe needs to get a handle on migration because that is what lit the flame," Clinton said, speaking as part of a series of interviews with senior centrist political figures about the rise of populists, particularly on the right, in Europe and the Americas. "I admire the very generous and compassionate approaches that were taken particularly by leaders like Angela Merkel, but I think it is fair to say Europe has done its part, and must send a very clear message - 'we are not going to be able to continue provide refuge and support' - because if we don't deal with the migration issue it will continue to roil the body politic." (Read more)
- Father God, we thank You that even Hillary Clinton now sees the danger of these waves of migrants crossing the borders of nations. Our sovereignty must be protected and treasured. We pray that many "on the left side" be awakened to her message and her warning, and join forces with millions of other American citizens who are now calling for border security. In Your Name, amen.
- "Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped." (Isaiah 35:5)
Focus on Israel
1. IDF Commando Units Train for Two-Front War In 10-Day Drill - Jerusalem Post
Commando units of the military are currently in a 10-day-long drill to improve their preparedness for a two-front war, the IDF's Spokesperson's Unit announced Saturday night.
The cross-country exercise will see troops from the Maglan, Egoz and Duvdevan units training in a variety of scenarios, including fighting on two different fronts - in the Gaza Strip against Hamas and in the north of the country against Hezbollah.
The exercise includes broad cooperation with the Israel Air Force, including the launching of strikes in close proximity to troops. During the exercise, troops also practiced the transition between fronts and combat zones, as well as fighting in both open and urban areas.
"This exercise reflects the advanced capabilities and the integration of special abilities of the units in simple and complex scenarios," read the statement released by the military, explaining that the drill is the sixth in a series of brigade exercises that have recently been held to improve the fitness and readiness of combat units.
2. Netanyahu approves new IDF chief of staff - World Israel News
The Israeli government approved the appointment of Aviv Kochavi as the Israeli Defense Forces' new chief of staff, on Sunday. Prime Minister and Defense Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that at the request of outgoing Chief-of-Staff Gadi Eisenkot, Kochavi will come in for a few weeks of on-the-job training.
Eisenkot's retirement will be pushed off until January 15.
Netanyahu said that Kochavi was "an outstanding officer out of four outstanding officers" considered for the IDF's top post. "He's a well-esteemed and highly accomplished officer," Netanyahu said. "I'm sure he'll raise the IDF to new heights and will oversee the IDF in a way that will provide an answer to the challenges that lie before us as did his predecessor.
3. Lavrov: Russia willing to mediate Israel-PA talks - Israel National News
Russia is ready to host a meeting between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs and act as a mediator in the talks between them, Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday, according to Reuters.
Lavrov was speaking to reporters during a two-day trip to Rome.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has in the past expressed a desire to host an Israeli-Palestinian Arab summit to revive the talks but nothing has materialized yet in this regard.
The Israel-Palestinian Authority (PA) peace process has been frozen since 2014, when PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas breached conditions of talks that were ongoing at the time by unilaterally joining international treaties and conventions.
4. Israel said working to forge ties with Bahrain amid unprecedented Gulf opening -Times of Israel
Israel is working to normalize ties with Bahrain, as Jerusalem ramps up its drive to forge more open relations with the Arab world amid shifting alliances in the Middle East driven by shared concerns over Iran, Hebrew-language news sites reported late Sunday.
The reports, sourced to an unnamed senior official, did not detail Israel's efforts to get closer to Manama, but came hours after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hinted he would soon travel to unspecified Arab states, during a press conference with visiting Chadian leader Idriss Déby Sunday.
Deby's historic visit was part of a campaign to lay the groundwork for normalizing ties with Muslim-majority countries Sudan, Mali and Niger, according to a report in Israel's Channel 10 news Sunday.
5. At Meeting With Chadian Leader, Israel's Netanyahu Says Ties With Africa 'Flourishing Again'- Algemeiner
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday in Jerusalem with Chadian President Idriss Deby - who was making the first-ever visit to the Jewish state by a leader of the Muslim-majority central African nation.
"Israel is coming back to Africa and Africa is coming back to Israel," Netanyahu said at a joint press conference with Deby.
"Israel has worked with all the African countries on agriculture and water," the prime minister noted. "This was discontinued. Now it's flourishing again."
Deby said, "This visit will open a new page, a new way and will give us the opportunity to express our great appreciation to the efforts you're making to bring our two countries closer together."
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1. Trump, top advisers to meet about launch of Middle East peace plan - Axios.com
President Trump will hold a crucial meeting this week with his top national security and foreign policy advisers to discuss both the details of the White House's Israeli-Palestinian peace plan and the timing for its release, U.S. officials told me.
The big picture: The White House's "peace team," led by senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt, has been working on the plan for the last two years. It's now basically ready, and Trump has said he wants it published sometime between December and February. But U.S. officials said the current political crisis in Israel and the imminent announcement on early elections in the country will play a role in any decision Trump makes regarding the plan's release.(Read more)
- Father, we pray Your wisdom over the timing and details of this peace plan. We pray Your will be done in the Middle East.
- They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.
(1 Peter 3:11)
2. Iranian commander threatens US bases - Israel National News
A commander in the Iranian Revolutionary Guards threatened on Wednesday that US bases in Afghanistan, the UAE and Qatar, and US aircraft carriers in the Gulf were within range of Iranian missiles, Reuters reports.
"They are within our reach and we can hit them if they (Americans) make a move," Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh, head of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards' airspace division, was quoted as saying.
"Our land-to-sea missiles have a range of 700 km (450 miles) and the US aircraft carriers are our targets," he warned. (Read more)
- Father, we pray protection over our U.S. bases. We cancel these threats in Jesus Name. We place the angels of God over our bases and aircraft carriers.
- No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me," declares the LORD. (Isaiah 54:17)
3. Syria 'gas attack' sparks Russian strikes - BBC
Russia has carried out air strikes against Syrian rebels it accuses of launching a chemical attack on the government-held city of Aleppo. Both Syria and its Russian allies say shells carrying toxic gas injured about 100 people late on Saturday. State media showed images of Aleppo residents being treated in hospital as they struggled to breathe.
The rebels deny carrying out a chemical strike and say the claims are a pretext for an attack on opposition-held areas. Parts of the Aleppo region, as well as the neighbouring provinces of Hama and Idlib, are controlled by Turkish-backed rebels and jihadists.
On Sunday the Russian defence ministry said warplanes had launched strikes on "the identified positions of terrorist artillery in the area that shelled civilians in the city of Aleppo" the previous evening. It added that all "militant" targets had been "destroyed". There is no word on any casualties. (Read more)
- Father, we ask that You comfort and heal those who have been affected by this attack. We ask, too, that all evidence be brought to light in this complex situation. In Your name, amen.
- "But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings . . ." (Malachi 4:2)
4. Fury after Russia seizes Ukrainian boats - BBC
Ukraine's parliament is to decide whether to bring in martial law as anger over the capture of three of its naval vessels by Russia spilled into the streets overnight. Protesters gathered outside the Russian embassy in the capital Kiev and an embassy car was set on fire.
The incident in waters off the Crimean Peninsula marks a major escalation of tension between the two countries. The UN Security Council will hold an emergency meeting as a result.
Each country blames the other for the incident in which two gunboats and a tug were captured and a number of Ukrainian crew members injured. Later, about 150 people gathered outside the Russian embassy, some throwing flares. At least one car belonging to the embassy was set alight.
"We gathered here today to protest against Russians over their actions today, over shooting of our military," Oleksiy Ryabov told Reuters news agency. "We are very angry. We should have severed all diplomatic relations with this country a long time ago." (Read more)
- Father God, the tension between these two countries has increased greatly over past years. We ask for a move of divine intervention in this region of the world, so that the people of Russia and the people of the Ukraine may live in peace. We ask in Your name, amen.
- "Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid." (John 14:27)
5. Trump names hand-picked panel to supervise, investigate intelligence community - Washington Examiner
With Republicans poised to lose control of investigatory panels in the House of Representatives, President Trump is resurrecting a potentially powerful board capable of intimately reviewing intelligence agency conduct on his direct orders.
The White House announced five appointments to the Presidential Intelligence Advisory Board on Tuesday evening, after selecting a chairman and vice chairwoman earlier this year.
The dormant board created by former President Dwight Eisenhower has no formal powers, but derives significant authority directly from the president, operating as his surrogate to smooth over agency rivalries, investigate misconduct, and evaluate intelligence collection policies. (Read more)
- Lord God, we pray that this consolidation of power, wielding greater oversight over the intelligence community, would yield good fruit for our nation. In Your name, amen.
- "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." (Mark 4:22)
6. Climate report warns of grim economic consequences, worsening weather disasters in US - Fox News
The White House on Friday released a federal report that found that the impacts of climate change are being felt across the country, and "extreme weather and climate-related events" are going to worsen in the years to come -- with a significant impact on the economy.
The National Climate Assessment finds that extreme weather disasters "have already become more frequent, intense, widespread or of long duration and have cost the the U.S. nearly $400 billion since 2015."
The report is mandated every four years and is based on previous research. Its aim is to detail how climate change is affecting the U.S. and how it is impacting the economy. It is written by outside scientists and officials from 13 federal agencies.
"Without more significant global greenhouse gas mitigation and regional adaptation efforts, climate change is expected to cause substantial losses to infrastructure and property and impede the rate of economic growth over this century," the report says, arguing that sectors that require national resources and favorable climates -- such as agriculture, tourism and fishing, are particularly vulnerable.
The report also finds that the U.S. will be 3-12 degrees hotter by the end of the century, depending on how much greenhouse gas is released into the atmosphere. It also says that more than 90 percent of current warming is caused by humans.
It is unclear how the report will be greeted by the Trump administration, and particularly the White House. President Trump has been vocal in his skepticism about man-made climate change and the effects it is allegedly having both on temperatures and extreme weather events. He also pulled the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord. (Read more)
- Father, as we remain in a posture of repentance before Your Throne of Grace, we cancel this report in Jesus Name. We believe Your good report. We speak prosperity, favor and goodness over our planet and our economy.
- "The LORD will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you." (Deuteronomy 28:8)
7. Trump administration asks Supreme Court to immediately take up transgender military ban - Washington Post
The Trump administration petitioned the Supreme Court to review decisions by lower courts to block attempts to bar transgender people from military service. The Trump administration on Friday once again asked the Supreme Court to bypass the usual legal process to take on another controversial issue: President Trump's decision to ban transgender people from military service. Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco asked the justices to consolidate the challenges to the ban - which so far have been successful in lower courts - and rule on the issue in its current term.
Civil rights groups and gay rights organizations are fighting the president's order that would prohibit transgender men and women from enlisting, possibly subjecting current service members to discharge and denying them certain medical care. (Read more) (Read more)
- Almighty God, we pray for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of this military ban and support the wisdom of President Trump. Bind the evil powers by the Blood of Jesus so that they be cast out and defeated. We pray in the Name of Jesus. Amen.
- "See that you refuse not Him (God) that speaks. For if they escaped not who refused Him that spoke on earth, much more shall not we escape, if we turn away from Him that speaks from heaven." (Hebrews 12:25)
8. Judge Rules Trump Must Face Lawsuit Over Charitable Foundation - Western Journal
A New York judge denied a request made by President Donald Trump and his family to dismiss a lawsuit against them and their foundation. The suit alleges that the Trump Foundation broke state laws for more than a decade. New York state Attorney General Barbara Underwood claims Trump misused the foundation "for his own personal benefit," CNBC reported.
Justice Saliann Scarpulla of the New York State Supreme Court made her ruling Friday after Trump's attorney's argued that the case should be dismissed because of the Supremacy Clause of the Constitution, which suggests that a sitting president may not be sued.
The Trump Foundation's attorneys also argued that the state court lacks jurisdiction over the president, which Scarpulla rejected. The judge dismissed that argument on the grounds that the state court would not be exercising "direct control" over the president in a way that interferes with his office. (Read more)
- We pray for mercy for President Trump, in Your name, amen.
- " . . . judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful. Mercy triumphs over judgment." (James 2:13)
9. Comey Hit with Subpoena Over Clinton Emails, Russia Investigation - Western Journal
Former FBI Director James Comey announced Thursday that he had been subpoenaed by Republicans to appear before the House Judiciary Committee. Comey said that while he plans to comply with the request, he will push back against a "closed door" meeting. "Happy Thanksgiving. Got a subpoena from House Republicans," Comey tweeted. "I'm still happy to sit in the light and answer all questions. But I will resist a 'closed door' thing because I've seen enough of their selective leaking and distortion. Let's have a hearing and invite everyone to see."
Comey's attorney, David Kelley, told Fox News in a statement that while Comey plans to comply with the House's request, he believes that it shows "an abuse of process." "Mr. Comey embraces and welcomes a hearing open to the public, but the subpoena issued yesterday represents an abuse of process, a divergence from House rules and its presumption of transparency," Kelley said. "Accordingly, Mr. Comey will resist in Court this abuse of process," he added.
Comey's testimony is slated to take place early next month and he is expected to answer questions pertaining to the allegation that an anti-Trump bias was what led to the shutting down of the FBI's probe into the Hillary Clinton email scandal. The committee is also expected to ask if the same alleged bias led to the FBI opening its investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged ties to Russia.
According to a Fox News source, Loretta Lynch, former President Barack Obama's attorney general, was also subpoenaed. Politico reported that both Comey and Lynch had been subpoenaed and that the pair would be required to appear on Dec. 3 and 4, respectively. (Read more)
- Father God, we pray that Your hand will come down upon all those who are guilty of abuse of process involved in this case. Lord, expose all the internal corruption that has taken place in these matters and reveal the truth. Pull the cloaks off of those derelict of justice and honesty. We pray in the Name of Jesus.
- "Then were they defiled with their own works, and went a whoring with their own inventions." (Psalm 106:39)
10. Chief Justice Roberts Pushes Back Against Trump for 'Obama Judge' Remark - Newsmax
Chief Justice John Roberts is pushing back against President Donald Trump for calling a judge who ruled against Trump's migrant asylum policy as an "Obama judge." It's the first time the Republican-appointed leader of the federal judiciary has offered even a hint of criticism of Trump, who has previously blasted federal judges who ruled against him. Roberts said Wednesday the U.S. doesn't have "Obama judges or Trump judges, Bush judges or Clinton judges." He commented in a statement released by the Supreme Court after a query by The Associated Press. Roberts said on the day before Thanksgiving that an "independent judiciary is something we should all be thankful for."
Trump fired back in a series of tweets Wednesday, saying: "Sorry Chief Justice John Roberts, but you do indeed have 'Obama judges,' and they have a much different point of view than the people who are charged with the safety of our country. It would be great if the 9th Circuit was indeed an 'independent judiciary,' but if it is why . . . are so many opposing view (on Border and Safety) cases filed there, and why are a vast number of those cases overturned. Please study the numbers, they are shocking. We need protection and security - these rulings are making our country unsafe! Very dangerous and unwise!" (Read more)
- Father, we are saddened to see the heads of two of the branches of our government arguing in public about their opinions on such critical matters. We ask that greater wisdom be demonstrated in days ahead between the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court and the President of the United States of America. May unity and peace prevail in our land, amen.
- "Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity!" (Psalm 133:1)
11. House Democrats Put the Brakes on Trump Impeachment Talks - Western Journal
Whatever happened to trying to impeach President Donald Trump?
As House Democrats begin laying out the vision for their new majority, that item is noticeably missing from the to-do list and firmly on the margins. The agenda for now includes spending on public works projects, lowering health care costs and increasing oversight of the administration.
It's the balance that Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi is trying to strike in the new Congress between those on her party's left flank who are eager to confront the president, and her instinct to prioritize the kitchen-table promises that Democrats made to voters who elected them to office. . .
The California lawmaker, who hopes to lead Democrats as House speaker come January, calls impeachment a "divisive activity" that needs to be approached with bipartisanship. "If the case is there, then that should be self-evident to Democrats and Republicans," she said. (Read more)
- Father in heaven, Your mercy never fails and Your perfect will overcomes all the powers of the enemy of darkness. Jesus is Lord over all and we pray that God strengthens President Trump to carry on in his leadership of America. Draw in powerful supporters from all over the nation and the world. We pray in the Name of Jesus.
- "Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day." (Acts 26:22)
The Daily Jot
Friday, November 24, 2018
The Day Black Friday Died
When you consider the extreme commercialism of Black Friday, remember it fondly. It may not survive the future of America. As America's youth are more accepting of socialism, all that may well change. Recent survey's of Americans ages 18-35 indicate that about 45% have a favorable view of socialism. Some 60% of Democrats favor socialism. Hispanics, Asian Americans and African Americans place socialism higher than capitalism. Even a quarter of the Republican demographic believe socialism is the answer to America's problems. A government paying for health care, tuition, and housing could tax people so excessively that Black Friday could go dark as there may be no money for gifts.
We need look no further than Argentina to see how in a short time government took control over the financial and physical lives of every individual in the nation. We also can see just how fast the economy spiraled downward, where people are now starving. Socialism would also restrict the guarantees of free speech and freedom of religion. In true socialism and communism government takes the place of God. It is the government that enjoys the fruits and labors of the people who are enslaved to it. This is in great opposition to many parts of the Bible. Solomon, for example, writes in Ecclesiastes 3:13, ". . . that every man should eat and drink, and enjoy the good of all his labor, it is the gift of God." He didn't say it was the gift of government as socialism and communism require.
From a Christian worldview, it is Christ's people, not a centralized government, that must minister to the poor, and provide healing, restoration, comfort and vigilance over Liberty. The earliest account of American history provided by Mayflower leader William Bradford indicates that the ability to worship freely was the central theme of the Pilgrims. And in that, he writes, "We are knit together as a body in a most strict and sacred bond and covenant of the Lord, of the violation whereof we make great conscience, and by virtue whereof we hold ourselves straitly tied to all care of each other's good." And they proved this when they were dying sometimes two or three per day in their care for one another's health.
When the Pilgrims were starving while trying to grow food communally, Bradford gave them their own land to till, which turned the colony around. He says, "The failure of this experiment of communal service, which was tried for several years, and by good and honest men proves the emptiness of the theory of Plato and other ancients, applauded by some of later times--that the taking away of private property, and the possession of it in community, by a commonwealth, would make a state happy and flourishing; as if they were wiser than God . . . community property was found to breed much confusion and discontent, and retard much employment which would have been to the general benefit and comfort." Are we to repeat this disastrous example?
Have a blessed and powerful day,
The Daily Jot Staff
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Gaza conflict proves land for peace does not work.
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Joel 3:2 "And I will enter into judgment with them there, on behalf of my people and my heritage Israel, because they have scattered them among the nations and have divided up my land."
But also: Genesis 12:3 and Numbers 24:9 "I will bless those who bless you and I will curse those who curse you." talking about Israel.
It is very important to our nation that we do not partner with a plan to divide any land in Israel, no matter what you feel about it. This is a very spiritual and maybe ONLY a spiritual matter. We come directly against God when we do this and there will be harsh consequences, usually through horrible natural disasters. After being in Israel, I can attest to that things are not what they seem. There is a REAL agenda and it is NOT about having space for people. There are Arab and Jewish neighborhoods all over the land and they live peacefully together. But again, this is also NOT about peace.
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Our Weekly Bible Study
Our Weekly Bible Study:
Week of Sunday, November 25 - Saturday, December 1, 2018
Torah portion reading for the week of November 25:
Vayeshev ~ He Settled
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About Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
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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]
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Note: You may also learn more about CHPP by going here to visit our blog. Thank you!
We Welcome Your Gifts
We Welcome Your Gifts
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) is a 501(c)(3), tax- exempt, faith-based, ministry, dedicated to praying for our leaders (1 Tim. 2:1-4). CHPP relies solely on the gifts of our readers to continue this work; thus we greatly appreciate your help in supporting this publication. Offerings may be sent to: Capitol Hill Prayer Partners, P.O. Box 5152, Herndon, VA 20172-1970. Please make checks payable to: CHPP. THANK YOU!
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"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit." (Philippians 4:23)
Join Our Bible Readathon!
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: 206425#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!
[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]
God bless you!