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"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, January 22, 2019 

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Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King

Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King:

President Trump Issues a Proclamation on the Martin Luther King, Jr., Holiday

To read the Presidential Proclamation, go here.
(Source: The White House)

Trump, Pence visit MLK Memorial - The Hill

President Trump and Vice President Pence on Monday made a brief, unannounced visit to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington, D.C., to mark the national holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader.

Trump and Pence laid a wreath at the memorial.

"Good morning, everybody. Great day. Beautiful day. Thank you for being here. Appreciate it," Trump said, according to a reporter traveling with him.

The president and vice president's office had listed no official events on their schedules for Monday.

Trump in a tweet earlier Monday morning said the nation celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. "for standing up for the self-evident truth Americans hold so dear, that no matter what the color of our skin or the place of our birth, we are all created equal by God." (Read more)

Focus on Israel

1. A strike in Syria in broad daylight, and a dangerous reply - JNS

(January 20, 2019 / JNS) Sunday's airstrike on targets in Syria, purportedly carried out by Israel, was unusual for a number of reasons. First, it occurred in broad daylight, as opposed to hundreds of other strikes in which the Israeli Air Force has preferred to use the cover of darkness.

That suggests that the target was likely an Iranian attempt to deploy highly advanced weapons, and that it appeared to have required an urgent response that could not wait for nightfall.

Whatever was hit by Israel in Syria may have belonged to a category known as "time-critical targets," which means that they are visible one moment, and out-of-sight or out-of-strike access the next. That could mean that imminent plans were in place to move the target to a place where it would be harder to strike.

(Read more)

2. Israeli strikes said to destroy Iranian, Hezbollah sites near Damascus - Times of Israel

Massive Israeli airstrikes on Syria overnight Sunday-Monday destroyed weapons stores and military positions belonging to Iran and the Lebanese Hezbollah terror group, a war monitor said Monday.

The Israeli military said early Monday it was carrying out strikes against Iran's Qud's Forces, in a rare statement on its military activities in Syria.

"The Israeli missiles managed to destroy weapons depots and military posts of the Iranians and the Lebanese Hezbollah in the vicinity of Damascus International Airport and the area of Al-Kiswah and Jamraya," the Britain-based Observatory for Human Rights said.

(Read more)

3. Firing at Golan, Iran seeks new balance of deterrence with Israel; it may fail - Times of Israel

The Israeli assault on Syrian territory early Monday morning was one of the broadest in recent years, and certainly the most substantial since an IDF airstrike last September during which Syrian air defenses shot down a Russian spy plane, killing its 15-member crew.

The tension that incident sparked between Moscow and Jerusalem led to limits on Israeli activities in Syrian territory, and any action in Syrian airspace attributed to Israel in its aftermath drew vigorous condemnations from the Kremlin.

Monday's operation, then, wasn't just another airstrike. Israel was sending a message not only to Damascus but also to Moscow that rocket attacks such as Sunday's targeting of the Hermon ski resort (which was thwarted by Iron Dome) won't go unanswered.

(Read more)

4. After rocket fired at Golan, IDF bombs Iran caches, intel sites, bases in Syria - Times of Israel 

Israeli fighter jets targeted Iranian weapons storehouses, intelligence facilities and a training camp near Damascus during a massive overnight bombardment, the Israel Defense Forces said Monday, accusing Iran of firing a missile at Israel a day earlier. In addition, the Israeli Air Force bombed a number of Syrian air defense systems that fired on the attacking fighter jets, including a Russian-made Pansir S-1 battery, the military said.

"During the attack, dozens of Syrian surface-to-air missiles were fired, despite the clear warnings expressed [by Israel] to refrain from attacking. As a result, a number of Syrian air defense batteries were also attacked," the IDF said in a statement acknowledging the attack. The public confirmation was in line with a recent departure from Israel's previous silence about such strikes.
(Read more)

5. Ukraine and Israel sign massive free trade agreement - Jerusalem Post 

Visiting Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko hailed as "historic" the signing Monday of a free trade agreement with Israel that has been negotiated for the last 15 years. 

"Today is a historic day in Jerusalem," Poroshenko wrote on his Twitter account. "For many years hundreds of bureaucrats have attempted to prepare this agreement that will make the lives of our countries better." 

The signing of the 1,500-page agreement, which took place before a dinner he and his wife, Maryna, had with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "brings our cooperation to a new level. We eliminate existing trade barriers, give companies from Ukraine and Israel wider access to markets, and further activate business activities."
(Read more)

6. Israel Prayer Update - Bridges for Peace Friday, January 18, 2019

To read this week's update, please go here.

The Daily Brief

1. Former top FBI lawyer personally involved in FISA warrant for Trump aide, other Russia probe irregularities, transcript shows - Fox News

A former top FBI lawyer acknowledged he was personally involved in the warrant application to surveil then-Trump campaign aide Carter Page and confirmed other "unusual" steps taken in the FBI's Russia probe in 2016, during a closed-door congressional interview.

"I was aware of the [Russia] investigation," James Baker told House investigators in October. Fox News has confirmed details of the transcript which is still under government review before its public release.

Baker said he was briefed on the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) warrant "as time went by" and recalled how he got involved early in the process. "I don't want to see it at the end, like when it is about to go to the director [for] certification, because then it is hard to make changes then," Baker told House investigators when Republicans controlled the chamber. "So I wanted to see it when it was gelled enough but before it went through the process and before it went to the director. I wanted to see it and I wanted to read it because I knew it was sensitive." (Read more)

- Lord, we pray against the corruption of those who hate Mr Trump, and we apply the Blood of the Cross of Christ to bring peace and life back to America.

"And by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross."
(Colossians 1:20)

2. WATCH: CNN Questions If Karen Pence Should Get Secret Service Protection Because She's a Christian - Joe Miller

During a segment discussing Second Lady Karen Pence teaching art at a Christian school, CNN host John King questioned if Mrs. Pence should be receiving taxpayer-funded Secret Service protection or government-funded housing because of her religious beliefs.

"Does it matter that all taxpayers pay for her housing; all taxpayers pay for her Secret Service protection?" asked King. "It's not her fault that she needs protection - this is world we live in. But all taxpayers subsidize her life. Does it matter?" . . .

"So, you mean: Do her First Amendment freedoms get somehow curtailed because taxpayers pay for her accommodations and her security?" asked SiriusXM's Chief Washington Correspondent Olivier Knox, trying to wrap his head around the suggestion. "I don't know that a lot of people would sign onto that," Knox stated bluntly. . .

Mrs. Pence was recently the subject of liberal scorn when it was revealed that she teaches at a Christian school that abides by biblical Christian teachings regarding homosexuality and premarital sex. CNN reporter Kate Bennett tweeted an article from left-leaning outlet The Huffington Post, writing, "So, lemme get this straight, the second lady of the United States has chosen to work at a school that openly discriminates against LGBT adults and children. (Read more)

- Father, we erect a hedge of protection around our Second-Lady and all who have chosen to follow Your ways. We pray that Your people will rise up to pray in power over Mrs. Pence and all of Your people in leadership.

"For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds." (2 Corinthians 10:4)

3. Large Group of Migrants Tunnels Under Arizona Border Wall - Joe Miller

Border patrol agents in Arizona this week were overwhelmed after the largest caravan of migrants ever to cross into the United States tunneled beneath the border wall near San Luis, Arizona. According to ABC News, the migrants immediately turned themselves into Customs and Border Protection.

"Migrants can be seen marching toward Border Patrol agents by the hundreds," reports ABC News. "Smugglers dug a series of seven holes, only a few feet long beneath the steel border fence, with hundreds going beneath the wall and a smaller number clambering over it."

The migrant group included 376 people, 179 of which were reportedly children, 30 of whom were unaccompanied minors. While the number of illegal crossings has dropped significantly since its peak in 2001, Customs and Border Protection says the demographics of today's migrants have noticeably changed due to the overwhelming number of parents crossing with children. (Read more)

- Lord we pray that You will find a way to end this continual influx of migrants. Grant them peace in their own countries, and let Your Holy Spirit change the direction of their hopes to You instead of America.

"Ask of Me and I will give the nations for Your inheritance." (Psalm 2:8a)

4. Fifth Circuit Panel: Center For Medical Progress Abortion Videos Are NOT 'Deceptively Edited' - Daily Wire

Tonight, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit released an opinion in Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Family Planning and Preventative Health Services, Inc. v. Smith, in which the Court reversed the district court's preliminary injunction preventing Texas from terminating state Medicaid funding to Planned Parenthood. The panel's decision represents a win for pro-lifers and general foes of Planned Parenthood.

The opinion features a graphic depiction of the tissue of an aborted unborn child. But perhaps even more notably, the opinion's sixth footnote, pertaining to the underlying Center for Medical Progress's undercover video footage that led Texas to terminate its funding, says the following:

"In fact, the record reflects that [the Texas Health and Human Services Commission's Office of Inspector General] had submitted a report from a forensic firm concluding that the video was authentic and not deceptively edited. And the plaintiffs did not identify any particular omission or addition in the video footage. Moreover, the district court also suggested that there was no evidence that any of PPGC's research was federally funded, so the regulations relied on by OIG might be inapplicable. But the record actually establishes that the UTMB study was funded by the National Institute of Health." (Read more)

- Lord, we thank You for this victory over the lies that were perpetrated by those who favor abortion.

"Do not kill the innocent and righteous, for I will not justify the wicked." (Exodus 23:7)

5. Hilton hotel dishwasher is awarded $21.5million after federal jury in Florida rules her boss violated her religious beliefs by making her work on Sundays - Daily Mail

A 60-year-old dishwasher has been awarded $21.5 million in damages by a federal jury in a lawsuit against Hilton hotels over continuously scheduling the religious woman to work on Sundays, before ultimately firing her. But Jean Marie Pierre, who worked at the Miami Conrad, won't be seeing anywhere near that amount of money, because punitive damages, which are meant to teach defendants a lesson rather than being based on actual harm suffered, are capped at $300,000 in federal court where her case went to trial. 

'The jury was not aware of the cap,' Marc Brumer, Pierre's Miami-based lawyer, said. 'They thought that they punished Hilton hotel with $21 million [in damages].' Pierre will likely end up with something much closer to $500,000 when all is said and done, from her 2017 lawsuit against Virginia-based Park Hotels & Resorts (formerly known as Hilton Worldwide) for violations of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

She was awarded damages by the jury on Tuesday. (Read more)
- Lord, we thank You for this court ruling. While We are thankful that for Ms. Pierre that she was vindicated by the court.

"He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him." (Psalm 145:19a)

6. Supreme Court suspends planned arguments over citizenship question in 2020 census - Fox News 

The Supreme Court has suspended scheduled oral arguments on the Trump administration's plans to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census. Oral arguments were to be held Feb. 19, the day Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was expecting to return to the bench, after missing the past two weeks of the public sessions, while recovering from recent lung cancer surgery. 

But in a brief order on Friday, the justices decided to put matters on hold after a federal district court judge on Tuesday ruled the government could not proceed with its plans. Challengers to the census question then asked the justices to dismiss the related pending appeal, saying the issue was moot. The high court indicated it would now decide whether the case should proceed.

Separate legal challenges in California and New York from a coalition of states, cities, and civil rights groups claim the citizenship question would discourage immigrants from participation in the government survey, and that an undercount would jeopardize federal funding for a range of programs, as well as representation in Congress. The Justice and Commerce Departments say its population count will be accurate, and that failure to answer the question will not mean an automatic invalidation.

The specific issue the Supreme Court was asked to address was what evidence a federal judge can consider in the current lawsuit, specifically depositions from top administration officials who would be asked to justify inclusion of the census question. The petition was expected to be major test of executive authority in the current administration. The case is Department of Commerce v. U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. (18-557). [Read more]
- Father, census numbers are used to determine the makeup of the votes to be established in the Electoral College. Without that question, we cannot determine how many are actual citizens and how many are not eligible to vote. We bind up every plan to destroy the Electoral College, whether by the census or other means and command it to fall to the ground in the name of Jesus!

"No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house." (Mark 3:27)

7. The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran - Reason.com 

Partial video footage of students from a Catholic high school allegedly harassing a Native American veteran after the anti-abortion March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., over the weekend quickly went viral, provoking widespread condemnation of the kids on social media. Various media figures and Twitter users called for them to be doxed, shamed, or otherwise punished, and school administrators said they would consider expulsion.

But the rest of the video-nearly two hours of additional footage showing what happened before and after the encounter-adds important context that strongly contradicts the media's narrative.

Far from engaging in racially motivated harassment, the group of mostly white, MAGA-hat-wearing male teenagers remained relatively calm and restrained despite being subjected to incessant racist, homophobic, and bigoted verbal abuse by members of the bizarre religious sect Black Hebrew Israelites, who were lurking nearby. The BHI has existed since the late 19th century, and is best describes as a black nationalist cult movement; its members believe they are descendants of the ancient Israelites, and often express condemnation of white people, Christians, and gays. DC-area Black Hebrews are known to spout particularly vile bigotry.

Phillips put himself between the teens and the black nationalists, chanting and drumming as he marched straight into the middle of the group of young people. What followed was several minutes of confusion: The teens couldn't quite decide whether Nathan Phillips was on their side or not, but tentatively joined in his chanting. It's not at all clear this was intended as an act of mockery rather than solidarity. (Read more)

See also: "Media Lynch Mob" - Campaign for Working Families (Gary Bauer) -- Go here.
- Lord, this terrible situation has prompted death threats against the school, and enraged liberals shrieking hate against these students. We ask that You cover these boys and protect them from the crazed mob that is trying to harm them.

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

8. March for Life vs. Women's March -- Best Video of Stark Contrast - TFP Student Action

You will be amazed to see the stark difference between the March for Life and the pro-abortion Women's March on Washington. 

This short TFP video reveals everything: the stark contrast between the cause to end abortion and the movement dedicated to expanding access to the sin of procured abortion. 

I hope you'll take a few minutes to watch and share the video because the future of America is being disputed. 

You'll see in the video how the dispute is really between the Godly and the godless. 

Will we be one nation under God? 

Or one nation under Planned Parenthood? 

Together -- let's continue to build a strong movement to protect America from the Culture of Death in all its forms: impurity, abortion, same-sex "marriage," transgenderism. (Read more)

See also: Annual Report: Planned Parenthood Did 332,757 Abortions in FY2017 - CNSNews.com (Go here)
- [Prayer request offered by TFP] With prayer, watchfulness and effective action -- you and I must pull America away from the godless and fight for everything Godly.

"Fight the good fight of faith." (I Timothy 6:12)

9. Bali's Mount Agung shoots ash 700 metres in air in new eruption - news.com.au

On Sunday morning, the volcano - which is about 70 kilometres from the tourist hub of Kuta - sent ash skywards as it erupted for about three minutes, spewing white clouds of smoke and ash more than 700 metres into the air, according to the country's volcanology centre. "Residents near Mount Agung as well as climbers and tourists should not carry out any activity in the danger zone or within four-kilometre radius from the crater," the centre said in a statement. (Read more)

> > > Also: AlertsUSA is reporting that the State Department is advising all U.S. citizens in this vicinity to contact family & friends to inform them of your status.
- Father God, we ask for wisdom for those who live or are touring near the site of this volcano. May each one know when they are to evacuate, if needed.

"If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)

10. Report identifies another secret North Korea missile site, one of 20 - Washington Post

Days after the White House announced plans for a second nuclear summit between the United States and North Korea, a think tank report has identified a secret North Korean ballistic missile base about 160 miles northwest of Seoul that is reportedly the headquarters of the country's strategic missile force.

The report, released Monday by the Center for Strategic and International Studies, said the base is one of approximately 20 undeclared missile operating bases, part of Pyongyang's ongoing ballistic missile program. Researchers at the center's Beyond Parallel project said the latest report provides more evidence that North Korea is not dismantling its weapons facilities.

"While diplomacy is critical, and should be the primary way to resolve the North Korean nuclear problem, any future agreement must take account of all of the operational missile base facilities that are a threat to U.S. and South Korean security," the report said. (Read more)

- Father God, as President Trump prepares to meet with the leader of North Korea, we ask that all facts that need to be addressed in these talks will come to light and be\ made known to our President. Thank You, Lord, 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)

The Daily Jot

Thursday, January 17, 2018

Discerning truth in perilous times of manipulation

There is so much information available to us everyday that it is increasingly difficult to discern the truth. The big high tech firms are manipulating the news that you see and what you learn from your search results. Politicians, like always, twist the facts to their benefit. Propaganda is probably at an all time high. So how do you discern the truth? How do you make decisions in your life based on good information? What guides you? These are questions that are becoming increasingly important because deception is free and enticing while truth is expensive and fleeting. Fact of the matter is that we are living in an information age where free speech is so abused that lies affect who we are and what we do.

Breitbart News turned up an internal communication at Google admitting that there are huge teams in the organization working to censure information they deem is not appropriate for the public. Breitbart reports: " The comments came to light in a leaked internal discussion thread, started by a Google employee who noticed that the company had recently changed search results for "abortion" on its YouTube video platform, a change which caused pro-life videos to largely disappear from the top ten results. In addition to the "manual approach," [Daniel] Aaronson (Google's "trust and safety" team) explained that Google also trained automated "classifiers" - algorithms or "scalable solutions" that corrects "problems" in search results.

This was just one example. The communication, according to Breitbart, also showed interventions on"search results related to progressive activist David Hogg and Democrat politician Maxine Waters." A Google spokeswoman, however, insisted to Breitbart that "Google has never manipulated or modified the search results or content in any of its products to promote a particular political ideology." Google's CEO Sundar Pichai emphatically testified to Congress that there was no manipulation by Google, but the internal communication "took issue with Pichai's remarks, stating that it "seems like we are pretty eager to cater our search results to the social and political agenda of left-wing journalists."

People are influenced by what they read, hear and see. Decisions are made. Beliefs are developed. Powers are using the information superhighway to manipulate politics, shape values, and control decisions. The scale of this manipulation is historic because never before have people been so connected with so few companies controlling the information. So how do you discern the truth? As Christ said in John 16:13," But when he, the Spirit of truth, is come, he will guide you into all truth: for he shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak: and he will show you things to come." Know your values and weigh everything against them. If it doesn't align, it is likely not true. That inner voice of the Holy Spirit guides us if we so allow it. In society the scales of truth are compromised, but in the Holy Spirit truth is pure.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

Focus on Congress

Focus on Congress

1. Democratic Senator Kamala Harris jumps into 2020 White House race - Reuters

First-term Democratic Senator Kamala Harris of California, a rising party star and outspoken critic of President Donald Trump's immigration policies, launched her 2020 campaign for the White House on Monday by touting her experience as a prosecutor.

Harris, 54, the daughter of immigrants from Jamaica and India, enters the race with the potential advantage of being the Democratic candidate who looks most like the party's increasingly diverse base of young, female and minority voters.

"This is a moment in time that I feel a sense of responsibility to stand up and fight for the best of who we are," Harris said on ABC's "Good Morning America" in announcing her candidacy.

Harris, who made history in 2016 as the first black woman elected to the U.S. Senate from California, timed her announcement for the U.S. Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday honoring the slain civil rights leader. She said he was an aspirational leader. "We are the best of who we are when we fight to achieve these ideals," she said on ABC. (Read more)

- Father God, we know there will be many names "tossed in the hat" for the next Presidential race. We thank You that, even now, You are in control of this process. We ask for a great move of discernment of truth to visit our people, so that, in the end, only the man or the woman of Your choice will be chosen among the Democratic party in the next run for the presidency. Amen.

- "For the Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; it is he who will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)

2. Sen. Kamala Harris Says 'It's About Time We Have a Better Understanding of the Needs' of Transgenders - CNSNews.com

After announcing she was running for president, Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.) talked to reporters at her alma mater Howard University today and said that she said it is time for America to "have a better understanding of the needs" of transgenders. 

"I believe that we are at a point where we have got to stop vilifying people based sexual orientation," Harris said, "and we've got to understand that when we are talking about a particular transgender community for too long they have been the subject of bias and, frankly, a lack of understanding about their circumstance and their physical needs, in addition to any other needs they have. And it's about time that we have a better understanding of that. (Read more)
- Father, we repent that this senator, who is now running for the office of President of the United States, has endorsed a lifestyle that is contrary to Your Word. We ask that You remove the scales from her eyes, and we speak forgiveness, in Jesus' name, amen.

"Male and female created he them; and blessed them, and called their name Adam, in the day when they were created." (Genesis 5:2)

3. Report: AOC Indicates McConnell Was Dodging Her, Doesn't Mention She Went to Wrong Office Looking for Him - Western Journal

Democrats are willing to do whatever it takes to end the government shutdown. Anything other than pass funding for the border wall, that is. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez showed this by spending Wednesday afternoon trying to make a statement to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Ocasio-Cortez decided to wander around Capitol Hill with her band of fellow freshmen Democrats, seemingly lost, while accusing McConnell of running away from her.

According to The Hill, Ocasio-Cortez and other Democratic freshmen wanted to hand McConnell a letter urging the reopening of the government. Ocasio-Cortez led the group to McConnell's personal office in the Russell Senate Office Building, only to discover he doesn't actually work there.

But of course, Ocasio-Cortez conveniently left that information out when she later accused McConnell of running from them. (Read more)
- Father, we take authority over the lawless spirit in this woman and we bind her thoughts to Your Word. We ask that You move over her to bring life where foolishness has ruled in her mind.

"Forsake foolishness and life, and go in the way of understanding." (Proverbs 9:6)

4. After Canceling Pelosi's Trip, Trump Bans ALL Congressional Travel on Government Aircraft Without WH Permission - Joe Miller

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., made a mistake when she tried to troll President Donald Trump by postponing the State of the Union address. You cannot out-troll Donald Trump. It is not physically possible. And Trump continues to prove that with a new order from the White House.

On Friday, the Trump administration acting Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought sent a memo to all heads of executive departments and agencies instructing that members of Congress cannot travel on government aircraft without express permission from the White House. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for a solution to this serious situation. Only You can break through the hardness of hearts.

"For they had not understood about the loaves (border) for their heart was hardened." (Mark 6:52)

5. Muslim Congresswoman Reinforces Anti-Semitic Remarks, CNN Gives Her a Free Pass - Western Journal 

One of America's newest Muslim congresswomen is under fire for apparent anti-Israel remarks, but CNN doesn't seem to be very interested in pressing her to explain them.

Back in 2012, Ilhan Omar posted a controversial tweet which called on Allah and appeared to call the Jewish nation "evil." That's an eye-opening statement from anyone, but particularly so now that Omar has been sworn in to Congress from her state of Minnesota. "Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel. #Gaza #Palestine #Israel," she posted in a tweet that has not been deleted.

"You wrote Israel has 'hypnotized the world,'" commented journalist Poppy Harlow. "I wonder what your message is this morning to Jewish-Americans who find that deeply offensive."

Omar's response was to passive-aggressively scold CNN for asking the question, while simultaneously standing by her inflammatory remarks. She feigned cluelessness about how ranting about "the evil doings of Israel" might be a problem with Israeli or Jewish people. "I don't know how my comments would be offensive to Jewish-Americans," Omar declared. "My comments precisely are addressing what was happening during the Gaza War."

But then she doubled-down on the same kind of rhetoric by using the term "Israeli regime" to refer to America's closest ally and friend in the Middle East. CNN could have followed up and pressed Omar on her inflammatory language - after all, calling a fellow democracy a "regime" is bizarre for an official representative of the United States government. But the network just shrugged it off, quickly moving to a different topic. (Read more)
- Lord, we ask that You prevent any actions by this woman or any other member of Congress that would cause harm to Your people.

"He will bring forth justice for truth, He will not fail nor be discouraged till He has established justice in the earth." (Isaiah 42:3b,c, 4a,b)

Our Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study

Week of Sunday, January 20 - Saturday, January 26, 2019 

Torah portion reading for the week of January 20: 

Yitro ~ "Jethro"

Exodus 18:1-20:26
Isaiah 6:1-7:6, 9:5-6
Matthew 5:8-20

Laura Densmore
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Hebraic Heritage Ministries Intnl

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- 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: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.

Classic Hymns

One Day at a Time

"Underneath are the everlasting arms." (Deuteronomy 33:27)


I'm only human, I'm just a woman. Help me believe in what I could be And all that I am. Show me the stairway, I have to climb. Lord for my sake, teach me to take One day at a time.

One day at a time sweet Jesus That's all I'm asking from you. Just give me the strength To do everyday what I have to do. Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus And tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way One day at a time.
Do you remember, when you walked among men? Well Jesus you know if you're looking below It's worse now, than then. Cheating and stealing, violence and crime So for my sake, teach me to take One day at a time.
One day at a time sweet Jesus That's all I'm asking from you. Just give me the strength To do everyday what I have to do. Yesterday's gone sweet Jesus And tomorrow may never be mine. Lord help me today, show me the way One day at a time.


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Signs and Wonders

'Super blood Moon' eclipse stuns in remarkable pictures 

Skywatchers have been enjoying a rare 'super blood Moon' as the Earth's natural satellite turned a stunning shade of red. 

The celestial event, which is also this year's only total lunar eclipse, generated plenty of buzz. "Visible for its entirety in North and South America, this eclipse is referred to by some as a super blood moon - 'super' because the Moon will be closest to Earth in its orbit during the full moon and 'blood' because the total lunar eclipse will turn the Moon a reddish hue," explains NASA, in a statement.
The entire eclipse was also visible across the Atlantic to western and northern Europe.

Across much of the globe, photographers pointed their cameras skyward to capture the rare event. In New York, for example, clusters of photographers braved sub-zero temperatures to capture the eclipse above the city's famous skyline.
The phenomenon is also referred to as a "super wolf blood Moon." According to the Old Farmer's Almanac, the January full Moon was dubbed the "wolf" Moon by native Americans because it occurred at a time of year when wolves would be howling with hunger.
As for full-moon supermoons, this will be the first of three this year. This supermoon is about 222,000 miles away. The Feb. 19 supermoon will be a bit closer and the one on March 20 will be the farthest. (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

Trump to Pelosi: 'I Will Veto' Any Bill 'That Encourages the Destruction of Innocent Human Life at any Stage'

In a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), President Donald Trump stated he was alarmed that the new Democrat-controlled House of Representatives is already trying to "reverse important pro-life protections," and warned that he would "veto any legislation that weakens current pro-life Federal policies" or that "encourages the destruction of innocent human life at any stage." 

"It is alarming that the House of Representatives, in its short time under Democrat control this year, has already sought to reverse important pro-life protections," said President Trump in his Jan. 18 letter. He then noted that the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, passed on Jan. 3, "would reverse a critical protection against taxpayer funding for the global abortion industry call the Protecting Life in Global Health Assistance policy." (CNSNews.com) Read more
- Father, we thank You that You have given us a President who truly stands for LIFE. Amen!

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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].
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