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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, December 4, 2018

"Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)

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President Trump Declares Day of Mourning

President Trump Declares Day of Mourning for President George H.W. Bush

"President Trump declared Wednesday a national day of mourning for former President George Herbert Walker Bush, who died Friday at the age of 94," Courtney McBride and Michael Wright report for The Wall Street Journal.

"President Trump said Mr. Bush inspired generations of Americans to public service," they add. "Along with his full life of service to country, we will remember President Bush for his devotion to family-especially the love of his life, Barbara," the President said in a statement with First Lady Melania Trump.

(Source: The White House)

Focus on Israel

1. Netanyahu Delivers Warning to Lebanon in Meeting With Pompeo - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is believed to have taken a warning to US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in Brussels on Monday for him to deliver to Lebanon: Stop Hezbollah's efforts to get precision guided missiles, or Israel will do so.

Before boarding his plane, Netanyahu characterized the meeting as "important," and alluded to the situation in Lebanon.

"We are in continuous contact with our American friends," Netanyahu said before taking off. "I will discuss with Mike Pompeo a list of developments in our region, and [actions] we are taking together to halt the aggression of Iran and its proxies in the North. We will of course also discuss other issues."

(Read more)

2. ALERT!! Abbas, in first meeting since J'lem embassy move, says he's 'counting on' Pope - Jerusalem Post

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican expressed concern over the status of Jerusalem on Monday as Pope Francis and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas held their first meeting since the United States stirred international anxiety by moving its embassy there.

The two embraced and kissed on the cheek as the pontiff welcomed Abbas to a library in the Vatican's Apostolic Palace for a private, 20-minute meeting.

"Particular attention was reserved for the status of Jerusalem, underlining the importance of recognizing and preserving its identity and the universal value of the holy City for the three Abrahamic religions," a Vatican statement said, referring to Christianity, Judaism, and Islam.

(Read more)

3. UN passes 6 anti-Israel resolutions in one day, rejects Jewish ties to Jerusalem - World Israel News

The United Nations on Friday continued its streak of frequently condemning the Jewish state, passing six anti-Israel resolutions.

The first, titled "The Syrian Golan," passed with 100 votes in favor, 12 against and 62 abstentions. For a second consecutive year, the United Kingdom broke with the European Union to vote against it, joining the United States, Israel, Canada, Australia, Kiribati, Marshall Islands and a few others.

According to the nongovernmental organization U.N. Watch, which monitors anti-Israel bias at the world body, the measure is "oblivious to genocidal massacres taking place now in Syria, and its security implications for Israel and the civilians of the Golan Heights," and it "ignores Syria's history of shelling Israeli communities, its leader's calls for a 'war of annihilation' against Israel and Syria's 1967 aggression that led to its loss of the territory."

(Read more)

4. Merkel urged EU countries not to move embassies to Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

The founding director of the European Coalition for Israel in Brussels, Tomas Sandell, announced in a shocking video message on Thursday that German Chancellor Angela Merkel waged a campaign to prevent Central and Eastern European countries from moving their capitals to Jerusalem to preserve the Iran nuclear deal.

Sandell said The Jerusalem Post exclusive report in November stating that Merkel called Romanian president, Klaus Iohannis, to convince him to not relocate his country's embassy to Jerusalem prompted him to go public.

Speaking from the European parliament, Sandell said, "what we have found out, something I heard for quite some time already, from Central and Eastern European countries, that would have an inclination to move their embassy to Jerusalem, this is the natural thing for them to do, is that they have received phone calls from Berlin, from Angela Merkel, the chancellor. Basically, this cannot happen under any circumstances."

(Read more)

5. Israel Expands China Export Financing Deal by $500 Million - Algemeiner

Israel and China have expanded a protocol that helps finance Israeli exports to China by offering $500 million in government guarantees, Israel's Finance Ministry said on Monday.

The Israeli government has been encouraging companies traditionally drawn to western markets to focus energy on the huge markets to east, particularly China and India.

Since the first agreement was signed between the Israeli and Chinese governments in 1995, $2.1 billion of deals have been covered in the fields of health, agriculture, renewable energy, education and other sectors. It was last extended in 2010.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. House Democrats Release Their First Bill, They're Going After Trump's Tax Returns - Western Journal

Forcing President Donald Trump to release his tax returns is among the top issues House Democrats plan to tackle in their first legislation of 2019, Democratic leaders said Friday.

Bill H.R. 1 would require all presidents to disclose their tax returns. Although most have, Trump - a billionaire before taking office - did not.

"I think it's important for our oversight to get those tax returns," Texas Democratic Congressman Lloyd Doggett said Friday, according to Fox News.

Although the bill might pass the Democratic-controlled House, the Senate will have a 53-47 Republican majority. The legislation would also have to be signed into law by Trump, who has said that because the IRS is auditing him, he will not release his returns. (Read more)

- Father, we pray that You will stop the Democrats from their vendetta against the President, and bring them to their knees in repentance.

- "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked, for whatever a man sows, that will he also reap." (Galatians 6:7)

2.Jeff Flake Holds Judicial Nominees Hostage to Mueller Protection Bill, Forces GOP to Drop Confirmation Votes - Daily Wire

The Senate Judiciary Committee has canceled hearings on a list of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees after outgoing Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) pledged to vote against any Republican judicial nominee so long as the GOP refuses to pass a bill protecting Special Counsel Robert Mueller from any detrimental White House actions.

"The panel was scheduled to advance six Circuit Court nominees, 15 District Court nominees and several bipartisan bills on Thursday to prepare them for possible floor action over the next month," Politico reported, noting that the nominees are all to key seats, and all could be easily pushed through both committee and the full Senate with full Republican support.

But Flake says he will not vote "yes" on a single nominee unless a "bipartisan" bill, which requires Mueller be fired by a senior administration official rather than by presidential tweet and would give Mueller an "expedited review" of his filing if he requested it, is brought to the floor.

On Wednesday, Flake and a Democratic colleague, Sen. Chris Coons (D-DE), tried to convince Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to bring the matter to the floor. When McConnell refused, Flake voted "no" on judge Thomas Farr's nomination to the Federal district court.

Now the GOP has been forced to cancel a vote on at least 21 lifetime appointments, even though they control the Senate. Flake is currently the 51st vote of a 51-49 majority, which gives him the power to stall any close contests. In the case of Farr, Republicans had to call in Vice President Mike Pence to break a 50-50 tie. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that You move on Senator Flake to stop obstructing the work of the Senate. He will no longer be in office as of January 1, so we pray that you convict his heart of the disunity that he is promoting.

- "Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night." (Nehemiah 4:9)

3. Dems say Americans have proof Moscow had 'leverage' on Trump- New York Post

Two top Democrats who will head up probes into the Trump administration in the House next year pointed to Michael Cohen's admission that he lied about the then-presidential candidate's business deals in Moscow as proof that Russia had "leverage" on the president. "The fact that he was lying to the American people about doing business in Russia, and that the Kremlin knew he was lying, gave the Kremlin a hold over him. And one question we have now is does the Kremlin still have a hold over him because of other lies they know about," Rep. Jerry Nadler said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press." Nadler, who will take over as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee when Democrats take control of the chamber in January, questioned why Trump has been so "obsequious" to Russian leader Vladimir Putin during the 2016 election and his time as president. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray against any action against President Trump that comes from lies. We pray Your Mighty protection over him and declare that no weapon formed against him will prosper.

- "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment, you shall condemn." (Isaiah 54:17)

4. Former chairman for the Democratic Party charged with distribution of child pornography - Milne News

H.L. Moody has been involved with the Democratic Party of Arkansas for over 14 years and also served as the party's communications director. Moody was fired last week from his job as special events coordinator for Pulaski County Youth Services for distributing child pornography and smoking methamphetamine out of a glass pipe while seated at his desk in the county administration building during regular work hours. A federal investigation into online child exploitation chatrooms led to the arrest of Harold "HL" Moody, Jr. 39, who has now been charged with distribution of child pornography and possession of child pornography.

On Tuesday, Nov. 6, United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas Cody Hiland and Special Agent in charge of the Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) New Orleans Field Division, Jere T. Miles announced the unsealing of the criminal complaint.

While conducting this investigation in the fall of 2018, undercover agents for HSI, the Criminal Investigative Division of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), observed Moody active in these exploitative chatrooms on at least five occasions. HSI agents executed a search warrant at Harold Moody's residence on Monday, Nov. 5 and arrested him that same day. (Read more)

- Father, this epidemic of sexual sin in every form reaches to the highest places in government. We repent for allowing it, and pray that You will wash away the sins of the people with a move of Your Spirit.

- "Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God. And such were some of you. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God." (1 Cor 6: 9-11)

5. Media Finally Gets Around To Exposing Jeffrey Epstein - WeaselZippers

This is the story of how Epstein, bolstered by unlimited funds and represented by a powerhouse legal team, was able to manipulate the criminal justice system, and how his accusers, still traumatized by their pasts, believe they were betrayed by the very prosecutors who pledged to protect them.

As part of the arrangement, [Alexander] Acosta agreed, despite a federal law to the contrary, that the deal would be kept from the victims. As a result, the non-prosecution agreement was sealed until after it was approved by the judge, thereby averting any chance that the girls - or anyone else - might show up in court and try to derail it. Now President Trump's secretary of labor, Acosta, 49, oversees a massive federal agency that provides oversight of the country's labor laws, including human trafficking.

"I don't think anyone has been told the truth about what Jeffrey Epstein did,'' said one of Epstein's victims, Michelle Licata, now 30. "He ruined my life and a lot of girls' lives. People need to know what he did and why he wasn't prosecuted so it never happens again." A newly released FBI report shows that at the time the non-prosecution deal was executed, the agency was interviewing witnesses and victims "from across the United States." The probe stretched from Florida to New York and New Mexico, records show. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You that Epstein is finally being shown as the person who damaged so many young girls, and pray for his soul and heart to be turned to You. We pray against the elite being able to manipulate the criminal justice system.

- "I will put My Spirit within you and will cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them." (Ezekiel 36:27)

6. Supreme Court Limits Federal Power to Designate Private Land as Protected Habitat - FreeBeacon

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday handed a victory to timber company Weyerhaeuser Co. and other landowners seeking to limit the federal government's power to designate private land as protected habitat for endangered species in a property rights case involving a warty amphibian called the dusky gopher frog.

The court, in a 8-0 decision written by Chief Justice John Roberts, threw out a 2016 ruling by the New Orleans-based 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals that had favored the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, finding the lower court gave the government too much leeway. Justice Brett Kavanaugh did not participate in the case, which was argued before President Donald Trump's nominee was confirmed by the Senate last month.

In 2012, the agency decided to include private land where the frog does not currently live as critical habitat, putting restrictions on future development opportunities. Roberts wrote that the appeals court's broad definition of what can be defined as "critical habitat" under the Endangered Species Act was incorrect, with chief justice making clear that there are limits on the scope of government authority to make such determinations. The Pacific Legal Foundation, a conservative legal group that represents Edward Poitevent, whose family owns most of the land in question, hailed the ruling.

"The nation's hardworking property owners can rest easier tonight knowing government-sponsored land grabs just became a lot more difficult," said Mark Miller, one of the group's lawyers. (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You that his ruling preserves private property against intrusion by the government. We pray that if there be any other such issues that would destroy the freedom of this nation, that You would remove them and protect Your people from harm.

- "Do justice to the afflicted and needy." (Psalm 82:3b)

7. Blue State Blues: Democrats Stole the Election in California - Legally, Through 'Ballot Harvesting'- Breitbart

California Democrats "stole" the midterm election using a new method that is illegal elsewhere but completely legal in the Golden State: a practice called "ballot harvesting," which allows third parties to submit mail-in ballots for voters.

It sounds "bizarre," as outgoing Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-WI) described it to the Washington Post on Thursday - but it is absolutely true: Democratic operatives handed in pile after pile of other people's ballots.

And Demorats are proud of it, mocking Republicans for failing to take advantage of a new law signed by Governor Jerry Brown in 2016, over GOP objections, that allows "ballot harvesting," and which some Republicans are now blaming for their defeat. The practice explains several mysteries about the 2018 election, such as: why mail-in ballots caused massive shifts toward Democrats in races Republicans thought they won on Election Night; why Republicans won the turnout battle in the primary, but lost it in the general election; and why Democrats with party backing defeated fellow Democrats without it - even when the latter had more money. (Read more)

- Father, we lay our elections before You and ask that any and all lies, deceptions, and interference be removed.

- "Will You not revive us again, that Your people may rejoice in You?" (Psalm 85:6)

8. U.S., China agree on trade war ceasefire after Trump, Xi summit - Yahoo finance

China and the United States agreed to a ceasefire in their bitter trade war on Saturday after high-stakes talks in Argentina between U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping, including no escalated tariffs on Jan. 1.

Trump will leave tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese imports at 10 percent at the beginning of the new year, agreeing to not raise them to 25 percent "at this time", the White House said in a statement.

"China will agree to purchase a not yet agreed upon, but very substantial, amount of agricultural, energy, industrial, and other product from the United States to reduce the trade imbalance between our two countries," it said.

"China has agreed to start purchasing agricultural product from our farmers immediately." The two leaders also agreed to immediately start talks on structural changes with respect to forced technology transfers, intellectual property protection, non-tariff barriers, cyber intrusions and cyber theft, services and agriculture, the White House said.

Both countries agreed they will try to have this "transaction" completed within the next 90 days, but if this does not happen then the 10 percent tariffs will be raised to 25 percent, it added. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray that this "ceasefire" will lead to a formal agreement what will bring mutual benefits in trade to both nations. We ask that these nations will no longer be allowed to manipulate the US or create more problems for our markets.

- "The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." (Isaiah 58:11)

9. France fuel protests: Macron holds urgent security meeting - BBC

French President Emmanuel Macron has held an urgent security meeting following a day of riots by thousands of anti-government protesters.

Ministers said that while no options had been ruled out, imposing a state of emergency had not been discussed during the talks - despite earlier reports. Protests over fuel tax have grown into general anger at higher living costs.

Three people have been killed in the protests since demonstrations started more than two weeks ago, police said.

Justice Minister Nicole Belloubet has promised to bring the full force of the law to bear on people who are found to have resorted to violence. Before the security meeting on Sunday, Mr Macron inspected some of the damage caused in the disturbances, which had centred on Paris.

More than 100 people were injured in the city, including 23 members of the security forces, and nearly 400 people were arrested, police said. (Read more)

- Father, You alone know what France needs at this time, and if Mr Macron should not be leading that nation, we pray for a replacement. We take authority over the violence, the destruction of property, and ask that Your Hand would be most visible at this time.

- "God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble." (Psalm 46:1)

10. Russia deploys S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in Crimea, seen in new satellite images - Fox News

Satellite images shot Sunday and exclusively obtained by Fox News show a newly deployed Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile battery in the Dzhankoy airbase in Crimea, almost 19 miles from the Russia-Ukraine border.

The intelligence report by ImageSat International indicates that the infrastructure for the S-400 battery was prepared in recent months, a long time before last weekend's naval encounters that sparked new tension between Russia and Ukraine.

The images showed a bare ground in April 2018, and construction by November 10 - two weeks before the recent escalation. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask for You to prevent any catastrophe from befalling the Ukraine, Crimea or Europe from this development.

- "I will say of the Lord, 'He is my refuge and my fortress, my God in Him I will trust." (Psalm 91:2)

11. Alaska earthquake: When will the aftershocks stop? - USA Today

Two days after a magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck near Anchorage, Alaska is still shaking.

Since Friday's tremor, the strongest to strike The Last Frontier since a 7.9 in the remote Rat Islands in 2014, the U.S. Geological Survey has recorded 166 aftershocks of magnitude 3.0 or higher around Anchorage as of 4:50 p.m. PST Sunday, USGS geophysicist Brad Aagaard told USA TODAY. Earthquakes of 3 or higher are strong enough to be felt.

There have been hundreds of smaller disturbances: 1,406 aftershocks of at least magnitude 1.0.

Meanwhile, delivery of food supplies, fuel and other cargo has not been interrupted, Anchorage officials said at a Sunday news conference.

At the Port of Anchorage, through which 90 percent of all goods sold in Alaska come, at least one major cargo company is unloading as normal. Ships are coming in on schedule and the supply lines are not interrupted, said Mayor Ethan Berkowitz. (Read more)

- Father, we continue to lift up the citizens of Alaska who have been impacted by these quakes. We ask that You help calm their nerves, even as they continue to recover from the damage that was wrought on their land late last week. In Your name, amen.

- "But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me." (2 Corinthians 12:9)

The Daily Jot

Monday, December 3, 2018

The theft of a republic

If Americans continue to allow states with Democratic majorities in their statehouses to systematically pass laws legalizing voter fraud, the American experiment of a Constitutional Republic will be handed over to revolutionary communists and socialists without a shot fired. California, for example, passed a law in 2016 that allowed third parties to collect ballots and deliver them to polling stations without the voters themselves ever showing up to vote. Experts are pointing to this law as evidence why Republicans who won on election day were defeated several days later after ballots postmarked by the election date arrived after election. California's voter harvesting law caused the flipping of several Congressional seats.

Government Accountability Institute research director Eric Eggers told Breitbart News that what was once considered voter fraud in California, for example, is now legal. When people apply for drivers licenses, they are automatically registered to vote, despite whether they are legal citizens. Eggers said, "the political campaigns now have free license to go find you, and essentially even if they don't find you, just turn in a ballot in your name." Brietbart News Senior Editor Joel Pollak concluded that several California congressional seats were stolen. He said, "The practice explains several mysteries about the 2018 election, such as: why mail-in ballots caused massive shifts toward Democrats in races Republicans thought they won on Election Night; why Republicans won the turnout battle in the primary, but lost it in the general election . . ."

As a veteran of political consulting for 16 years, I experienced vote tampering at Congressional-level and above campaigns. Chicago, for example, is notorious for dead people voting. This Voter Harvesting law in California only legalizes what has been done for decades. Without having to show identification, and nowadays proof of citizenship, there is open season for voter fraud. Campaigns and political party machines can keep track of who has voted during election day by checking the voter rolls. If someone doesn't vote, they can send someone in the place of the registered voter to cast a vote. With voter harvesting, campaign operatives can present ballots days later when they know the initial outcome of the election. The dead, illegal aliens, or others who didn't vote can then vote.

Many Christians do not understand why this is important. Communist rule, which is what can happen when votes are harvested or otherwise tampered with, is dictatorship beyond any American's imagination. It is the replacement of God with government. Now that may not affect your private beliefs, but it will affect your freedom of speech and the freedom to worship. In this, it also impacts your ability to conduct the commandment of Christ in Mark 16:15, "Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature." The Communist Manifesto calls for abolishing all religion and all morals. Ever wonder how communist countries and dictatorships have elections and the dictators stay in power? Look at California. That's how.

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff

The White House Honors President George W. Bush

Remembering George H. W. Bush, 'one of America's greatest points of light'

On the day he turned 18, just 6 months after the attack on Pearl Harbor, George H. W. Bush volunteered for combat duty in World War II. He would become the youngest aviator in U.S. naval history at the time, flying 58 combat missions-including one that saw his plane take enemy fire and require that he parachute into the Pacific Ocean to survive.

That legacy alone would be enough to earn our Nation's eternal debt and gratitude. For George H. W. Bush, it was only the beginning of a lifetime of public service. He would go on to become a member of Congress, Ambassador to the United Nations, Director of Central Intelligence, Vice President, and, finally, President of the United States.

"President Bush always found a way to set the bar higher," President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump said in a statement over the weekend. "It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of one of America's greatest points of light."

President Trump has proclaimed this Wednesday, December 5, as a National Day of Mourning as President Bush's State Funeral is held in Washington.

To read the President's Statement on the Passing of President George H.W. Bush, please go here.

President H.W. Bush Lies in State in the Capitol Rotunda

President H.W. Bush Lies in State in the Capitol Rotunda

President Trump, first lady visit George H.W. Bush's casket at US Capitol after emotional ceremony

Hours after the body of former President George H.W. Bush arrived at the U.S. Capitol on Monday, President Trump and first lady Melania Trump paid their respects to the 41st president of the United States.

Trump visited the late president's flag-draped casket in the building's rotunda, where Bush will lie in state until Wednesday morning before being transported to the National Cathedral for a private state funeral, which Trump is scheduled to attend.

The pair stood in front of the casket with their eyes closed for a few moments on Monday night. The 45th president saluted the casket, before he and the first lady left the rotunda.

Bush's casket, along with members of the Bush family, arrived on Capitol Hill just before 5 p.m. ET as part of the nation's formal farewell. A military honor guard marched Bush's casket into the rotunda.
Once Bush lies in state, his casket will be transported by motorcade on Wednesday morning to the National Cathedral, where an invitation-only state funeral will be held. President Donald Trump, who ordered federal offices closed on Wednesday for a national day of mourning, is scheduled to attend with first lady Melania Trump. (Fox News) Read more.

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Signs and Wonders

Dozens injured as 22 tornadoes reported in central Illinois

A rash of tornadoes broke out Saturday afternoon and evening across central Illinois, injuring at least 30 people and turning homes into piles of splintered wood.

There were 22 tornadoes reported to the National Weather Service on Saturday, all in central Illinois. The offices in Lincoln, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, will conduct storm surveys on Sunday to confirm the intensity and track of the tornadoes.
At least 30 people were injured in Christian County, Illinois, just southeast of Springfield, where many of the storms hit.

Mike Crews, emergency manager for Christian County, said there were no more than 30 people transported to hospitals. There are still task forces out with ambulances to make sure there are no more people injured or trapped. No fatalities have been reported.

Officials said 21 people were taken to Taylorville Memorial Hospital with one injury considered critical.

Crews also said at a press conference Saturday night that emergency officials responded to about 12 to 15 homes that had people trapped inside. All of them were safely evacuated. (ABCNews)
- Father, we thank You that no one was killed in this outbreak of tornadoes, and that most of the injuries were not serious. We ask for help to arrive swiftly during this Christmas season, so that the residents of these cities will be able to rebuild their homes quickly in the days ahead. Amen.

"And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

BREAKING! Over Two Dozen Tornadoes Strike From Plains to Southeast; Four Injured at Naval Base in Georgia - The Weather Channel

A storm system that tore from the Plains into the Southeast this weekend produced more than two dozen tornadoes and left behind a trail of destruction in several states.

Five people were injured in southeastern Georgia, including four at a nearby Naval base, when a tornado struck Camden County Sunday around 4 p.m., Action News Jax reported.

A pair of sailors at Kings Bay Naval Base were injured when they were thrown from a patrol boat and two fishermen on a close by pier suffered minor injuries, base officials reported. (See more)

The Good News Corner

Christian Singer Natalie Grant Goes before Congress to Battle for Sex Trafficking Victims

She says she was honored to speak up for those who can't speak for themselves.

"My daughters are living in a world where slavery still exists, where someone's daughters, someone's sisters, someone's niece, someone's granddaughter is being ravaged day in and day out," Grant said during her final testimony, which she later posted on Instagram.

"I say to you that, though this issue demands my attention and commitment, I believe the same must be said of you, and it demands your attention and commitment," she continued.

The singer concluded her speech by turning to Scripture.

"I commit my life to Proverbs 31:8 which says speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves. Ensure justice for those being crushed. I have seen those who are crushed and I say to you that together we must do whatever it takes to give them justice," she said.
Grant had more than 85,000 views of her testimony and her fans thanked her for speaking on behalf of those trapped in human slavery.

Grant also made sure to thank Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) for inviting her to speak.

"What a privilege to speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves," Grant said on Instagram.

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Our Bible Readathon Continues

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)

We are now reading the Word of God every night (except on Sunday mornings) from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EDT. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.

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

Our conference number is: 712-432-0075.

The access code is: 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.]

Operation Restoration

Once each week, on Sunday mornings and for 24 hours, join with others in OPERATION RESTORATION . . .

"Operation Restoration"

This initiative is based upon the Move of the Spirit that was launched last month during Operation Refiner's Fire. The LORD has shown us that He has used those fires to ignite the FIRE of the HOLY SPIRIT to visit our people, which He now yearns to keep burning among our people until the day of His return!

"Operation Restoration" is based on the promise of Scripture, recorded in
2 Chronicles 7:14,15.

It is written:

. . . "and if My people who are called by My name humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, will forgive their sin and will heal their land.

"Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to the prayer offered in this place."

This is a weekly Solemn Assembly, where saints can feel free to gather each Sunday, to offer prayers of repentance before our Lord, for the many sins our nation has committed before Him.
Abba so desires to hear our prayers . . . He is just waiting to heal us!
You can join us, any Sunday, beginning at 9:00 a.m. EST by calling:
Access Code: 221654#
Each week, our conference line for Operation Restoration will remain open until Monday morning at 9:00 a.m.EST -- allowing for 24 hours of nonstop prayer before our King of Kings, that He might, indeed, "heal our land." Amen.

God bless you!