Monday, March 4, 2019

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"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, March 4, 2019


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Focus on Israel

1. Some 8,000 Gazans riot along border - Israel National News

Some 8,000 rioters gathered in several locations along the border fence in Gaza on Friday, the IDF Spokesperson's Unit said.

The rioters threw rocks, burned tires and threw grenades and explosive devices at the fence, IDF soldiers and a military vehicle.

There were no injuries or damages. The soldiers used riot dispersal and opened fire in accordance with the rules of engagement.

(Read more)

2. Palestinian report: IAF strikes Hamas post in Gaza - YNET News

The Israeli Air Force hit a Hamas observation post near the city of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza, Palestinians sources said on Sunday. No casualties were reported.

IDF Spokesperson's Unit said the attack was carried in response to Palestinians throwing explosive devices at the security fence earlier today.

Earlier, two unarmed Palestinians were arrested in northern Gaza after crossing into Israel. They were apprehended by Israel Defense Forces troops and taken for questioning.

(Read more)

3. Likud, after AG's decision to indict: 'We're going to war' - Israel Hayom

This past weekend was particularly tense for the Likud party following Attorney General Avichai Mendelblit's announcement on Thursday that he plans to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in three cases of alleged corruption.

Following Mendelblit's announcement of the counts on which he intends to indict Netanyahu, pending a pre-indictment hearing, Netanyahu summoned several Likud ministers and MKs to his residence in Jerusalem to discuss what the Likud's campaign strategy will be, given the shadow of the looming indictments.

Those present included Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan, Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis, MK Amir Ohana, coalition chairman David Amsalem, former coalition chairman David Bitan, party candidate Nir Barkat and various members of the campaign staff. When the meeting was over, participants said the atmosphere had been positive and that they would be "going to war."

(Read more)

4. Iran, Hezbollah commanding forces located along Golan border - report - Jerusalem Post

Forces commanded by Hezbollah and Iran are facing Israel along the Golan Heights border and are being used as sources of tactical information, according to a report on the Nziv.net news site.

Hezbollah began returning home to Lebanon after fighting in the Syrian civil war for some eight years, the report said. The fighters, though worn out from the years of intense battle in Syria, were positioned by Iran on the border and tasked with being the "eyes and ears" for the Iranian High Command under the leadership of General Qasem Soleimani, the commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC).

The goal is for these troops to provide tactical intelligence on what is happening on both sides of the border.

(Read more)

5. U.S. Palestinian mission in Jerusalem to merge with Israel embassy on Monday - Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. consulate in Jerusalem, which serves Palestinians, will be absorbed into the new U.S. Embassy to Israel on Monday, the State Department said, a planned merger that has angered Palestinian leadership.

The decision to create a single diplomatic mission in Jerusalem was announced last October by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and had been widely expected for early March. The State Department announcement on Sunday gave the official date for the move.

The planned merger has raised Palestinians' fears that the Trump administration is downgrading the handling of their concerns in the disputed city of Jerusalem, home to sites holy to Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

(Read more)

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9. The Golden Gate: A New Focus of Tension on the Temple Mount - BFP

On February 19, Sheikh Salhab told Palestinian Ma'an News Agency of the council's intention to renovate the Golden Gate structure within the Temple Mount plaza and reopen it as a place of prayer for Muslims as well as Waqf offices. "This place should not remain neglected; we do not recognize the occupation's decisions in connection with it. The Gate of Mercy is part of Al-Aqsa, and the mosque is a red line. No Muslim can relinquish even a grain of its sand."

The announcement by the new head of the Islamic Waqf Council of the intention to rebuild the Gate of Mercy compound and repurpose it into a prayer site is a provocation aimed at violating the status quo and renewing the struggle for Temple Mount control toward the publication of Trump's "Deal of the Century." (Read more)

- Remind the Lord that He chose Jerusalem to place His name upon, and pray that He will foil the Islamic attempts to continue building up modern-day high places on His holy ground.

- Yet regard the prayer of Your servant and his supplication, O LORD my God, and listen to the cry and the prayer which Your servant is praying before You: that Your eyes may be open toward this temple day and night, toward the place where You said You would put Your name, that You may hear the prayer which Your servant makes toward this place. And may You hear the supplications of Your servant and of Your people Israel, when they pray toward this place. (2 Chronicles 6:19-21)


10. Trump Peace Plan to Focus on "Establishing Borders and Resolving Final Status Issues" - BFP

Senior White House adviser Jared Kushner has been visiting Arab Gulf States this week with President Trump's Middle East envoy, Jason Greenblatt, to garner support for their anticipated Israel-Palestine peace proposal.

In an interview with Sky News Arabia on Monday, Kushner divulged that the plan will . . . borders, the Palestinian demand for "right of return" of its refugees to Israel, the status of Jerusalem and mutual recognition between the states.

The senior adviser has been highlighting the economic advantages the peace plan would bring for both sides rather than discussing the political components. Kushner and other officials have been tight-lipped about the details, fearing leaders from both sides would be prematurely scared away from the negotiating table.

"The goal of resolving these borders is really to eliminate the borders," Kushner said. "If you can eliminate borders and have peace and less fear of terror, you could have freer flow of goods, freer flow of people and that would create a lot more opportunities. (Read more)

- Intercede for peace in the Middle East and the protection and flourishment of the Jewish state. Lift up the men who are involved in drafting the peace proposal and ask the Lord to bless them with wisdom and discernment. Beseech the Lord to soften the hardened hearts of the Palestinian leaders who are so hostile against the upcoming peace plan.

- The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful. The words of the wicked are, "Lie in wait for blood," but the mouth of the upright will deliver them. The wicked are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous will stand. (Proverbs 12:5-7)

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The Daily Brief

1. No deal: Trump-Kim summit ends abruptly - Washington Examiner

The White House announced Thursday that no deal between the United States and North Korea was reached in Vietnam as President Trump's second summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un was unexpectedly cut short.

"At this time, we had some options, and we decided not to do any of the options. We'll see where that goes," Trump told reporters in Hanoi. "But it was a very interesting two days. And I think actually it was a very productive two days. But sometimes you have to walk. And this was just one of those times."

A major sticking point between the United States and North Korea was the easing of sanctions, which Kim wanted lifted in their entirety, Trump said. He could not agree to that. "They were willing to denuke a large portion of the areas that we wanted," the president said. "But we couldn't give up all of the sanctions for that." Trump said the sanctions will remain in place and revealed that Kim promised Pyongyang would not resume its missile and nuclear testing.

Playing a key role in encouraging the talks between the United States and North Korea has been South Korea, and the president said he would call South Korean President Moon Jae-in and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from Air Force One on his way back to Washington to inform them of the summit's outcome. "President Moon is working hard, he'd love to see a deal, and he's been very helpful," Trump said. (Read more)

- Oh holy Father, we praise You for giving our President godly power to walk away from any deal with other countries that does not meet with excellency for the United States. Thank You, Lord. In the Name of Jesus.

- "In You, O Lord, do we put our trust; let us never be put to confusion."
(Psalm 71: 1)


2. Two Pakistani soldiers, 6 civilians killed as India, Pakistan resume shelling - Al-Arabiya (AP)

India and Pakistan again shelled each other's posts and villages along their volatile frontier in disputed Kashmir, killing two Pakistani soldiers and at least six civilians and wounding six others in both countries, officials said on Saturday.

Fighting resumed overnight into dawn Saturday, leaving two siblings and their mother dead in Indian-controlled Kashmir. The three died after a shell fired by Pakistani soldiers hit their home in the Poonch region near the Line of Control that divides Kashmir between the nuclear-armed rivals, Indian police said. The children's father was critically wounded.

In Pakistan-controlled Kashmir, government official Umar Azam said Indian troops with heavy weapons "indiscriminately targeted border villagers" along the Line of Control, killing a boy and wounding three other people. He said several homes were destroyed by Indian shelling.

Pakistan's military said on Saturday its air force and navy "continue to be alert and vigilant", while two of its soldiers were killed after exchanging fire with Indian troops along the Line of Control. India's military said on Saturday that Pakistan was firing mortar shells across the LoC. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray that all the people who are in harm's way of this outbreak of fighting will bow their knees and pray their souls be saved as they call out to God for help. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "Wherefore, I say unto you, Your sins which are many, are forgiven for they loved much; but to whom little is forgiven, the same loves little". (Luke 7:47)


3. Trump thanks troops at Elmendorf-Richardson for providing America's top cover - Military Times

President Donald Trump showered praise on troops and touted the opening of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil drilling when Air Force One made a refueling stop Thursday in Alaska as the president returned from Asia. Standing in front of an F-22 Raptor fighter jet at an Anchorage base, Trump thanked all those serving in the military in Alaska, "our country's last frontier as America's first line of defense."

He noted that since World War II, Alaska-based forces have served as the top cover for North America. "You are a powerful warning to the world to never strike American soil," Trump said. "You are a warning that everybody knows about and nobody wants to play with."

Trump also noted that the Anchorage base will receive the first of 54 new F-35 stealth fighter jets that will be "arriving here very soon." He also said 20 more ground-based interceptors will be installed at Fort Greeley, about 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Fairbanks, to strengthen the nation's missile defense system. (Read more)

- Father God, we thank You for leading President Trump to support the troops in Elmendorf-Richardson and Fort Greeley by sending fighter jets and ground-based interceptors to strengthen the nation's missile defense system. Praise the Lord. Bless that area with Your great presence. We pray in Jesus' Name.

- "And you shall be secure because there is hope; yea, God shall dig about you, and you shall take your rest in safety." (Job 11:18)


4. Neomi Rao clears judiciary committee - Powerline

On Thursday, the Senate Judiciary advanced the nomination of Neomi Rao to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The vote in favor of Rao was 12-10, along straight party lines. Both Committee Republicans who had expressed doubts about Rao - Sens. Joni Ernst and Josh Hawley - voted in her favor.

Hawley's concern was more serious. He sensed in her fairly recent academic writings more sympathy for "substantive due process" than a solid conservative should have. Substantive due process is a doctrine that can be used to invent rights not found in the language of the Constitution, such as the right to an abortion.

Hawley says he came away from [a private] discussion satisfied that, as he put it, Rao believes the meaning of the Constitution is "fixed."

Barring the unexpected, Rao soon will be confirmed by the Senate. Judge Rao is a brilliant critic of the administrative state, so this is a case of "all's well that ends well" - assuming that, as a judge, Rao doesn't read the Constitution expansively. (Read more)

- Father God, we call upon You to hold Judge Rao to continuously rule with the Constitution and not support substantive due process. We speak death to that stance that it shall never be used. We pray she stands with the right and the good and the godly vote. In the Name of Jesus we pray.

- "Bow down your ear, and hear the words of the wise, and apply your heart unto God's knowledge." (Proverbs 22:17)


5. Feds: U.S. Marine veteran built cocaine pipeline as Mexican drug kingpin - San Diego Union-Tribune

U.S. Marine veteran who rose to power as a reputed Mexican drug kingpin has been named in a massive cocaine trafficking indictment in San Diego. The investigation into Angel Dominguez Ramirez Jr.'s organization revealed "an unprecedented level of corruption within the Mexican government, local police departments, federal police agencies and military," the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a recent court filing.

More than 41 people have been charged in the case, which has yielded 5,000 kilograms of seized cocaine and more than $9 million in drug proceeds, according to the indictment that was partially unsealed this week. Dominguez's organization would move the cocaine through the California and Texas borders for distribution into the United States, according to the court filing. He is accused of using his military training as an original member of the Los Zetas paramilitary cartel.

Prosecutors say he built his organization through cooperative alliances with the Beltran Leyva Organization, the Cartel de Jalisco Nueva Generacion, the Sinaloa Cartel, the Cartel del Golfo and the Los Zetas. He also called upon corrupt government officials, authorities said. Those corrupt relationships were on full display in 2017, when Ivan Reyes Arzate was taken down in Chicago. (Read more)

- Almighty God, "Whatsoever a man sows, that shall he also reap." Bring this man's kingdom of drugs down to utter destruction and circle them with the power of God so they cannot continue their wickedness, not another day. Bring him and all his people to justice and cast down any replacement that would carry on this wickedness. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "For they are all adulterers, an assembly of treacherous men. And they bend their tongues like their bow for lies: but they are not valiant for the truth upon the earth; for they proceed from evil to evil, and they know not Me, says the Lord."
(Jeremiah 9:2-3)


6. Bernie Sanders hires illegal immigrant to be press secretary - Washington Examiner

The hiring of Belen Sisa, an Arizona leftist activist, was announced Wednesday evening. Sisa, who says she was brought to this country illegally from Argentina by her parents at age six, is currently protected from deportation under President Barack Obama's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, program.

Despite her immigration status, Sisa has remained active in liberal politics over the years. In 2016, she worked as a page to the Arizona delegation at the Democratic National Convention and in Latino outreach for Sanders' 2016 campaign.

Sisa has been arrested at least twice for protests throughout her activist career. As a college senior in 2017, she was jailed for her role in a sit-in outside of Sen. Chuck Schumer's, D-N.Y., office. Just weeks before that, she was arrested for a protest outside the Senate Hart Office Building. Both protests were over immigration reform and a demand that Congress pass the DREAM Act - a bill that would permanently legalize children who were brought into the country illegally. (Read more)

- Oh Father God, we trust You will overrule this decision by Bernie Sanders. Stop this promotion in Jesus Name. Protect the State of Arizona from illegal leadership by binding this decision under the power of the Blood of Jesus.

- "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)


7. NYPD Issues Warning Of MS-13 Plans To Target Off-Duty Police Officers' Homes - Daily Caller

The 105th precinct in the Queens borough of New York City issued a warning Tuesday, according to a New York Post report, which cites an internal memo stating that the gang plans to "hit" officers' homes in the Long Island area.

MS-13 is a violent gang that President Donald Trump has described as "worse than al-Qaeda" and is active in 42 states and Washington, D.C. It's growing activity is linked to the high numbers of Central American immigrants that came into the U.S. both legally and illegally during roughly the past decade.

"MS-13 is a unique problem because of the unusually brutal crimes its members have committed, its success in using intimidation to victimize and control people in its territory, and its focus on recruiting young members, often in schools," the Center for Immigration Studies explains. (Read more)

- Almighty God, we pray You will stop this plan by the MS-13 gang to "hit" officers homes, and that the government will ship the illegal immigrants out of America and back to their own country. Lord, send a whirlwind of God into the center of MS-13 that it be disbanded. The Blood of Jesus be upon all the hoards of demons in the Queens borough, and bind all their wicked power. Send angels from heaven to fight this battle. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "For God shall bring every work into judgment, with every secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." (Ecclesiastes 12:14)


8. House Passes Gun-Control Bills - FreeBeacon

The House of Representatives passed new gun-control legislation on Wednesday afternoon and Thursday morning. H.R. 8 and H.R. 1112 both passed the House along mostly party lines with Democrats largely supporting the gun-control initiatives, Republicans largely opposed, and a handful from each party crossing the aisle. Neither bill is likely to pass the Republican-controlled Senate, and the White House has said President Trump would issue a veto if either were to make it to his desk.

H.R. 8, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, would outlaw the sale of used firearms between private citizens unless they first transfer the firearm through a licensed gun dealer who performs a background check on the buyer. Despite opposition from Democratic leadership, Republicans were able to force an amendment to the legislation requiring the FBI report any illegal immigrant who attempts to unlawfully purchase a firearm to ICE.

H.R. 1112, the Enhanced Background Checks Act of 2019, would extend the number of days a gun purchase can be delayed from 3 to 10. Democrats and gun-control activists hailed the passage of the bills as "historic" and vowed to push more gun-control proposals. (Read more)

- Father in heaven, we pray Your protection be upon all Christians, especially all schools and large public events. Move by Your mighty hand over our land and block the evil and encourage the good for the glory of the Lord. We pray in Jesus' great Name.

- "Forsake the foolish, and live; and go in the way of understanding." (Proverbs 9:6)


9. Wheels turning on infrastructure bill in rare moment of Trump-Democratic cooperation - Washington Examiner

President Trump made infrastructure a top priority during his 2016 campaign and most recently mentioned the issue during his State of the Union address. This week, in a rare display of cooperation between top Trump aides and a House Democrat, Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and senior presidential adviser Ivanka Trump met with Rep. Richard Neal, D-Mass., chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means, to talk about infrastructure.

Additionally, at a Wednesday conference hosted by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials, or AASHTO, U.S. lawmakers said they were ready to get down to business. "We're going to get busy here pretty quick," said Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., the ranking Republican on the House Transportation Committee. "There's some oversight stuff that's taking place right now, but then we're going to jump right into the infrastructure package."

Ed Mortimer, vice president of infrastructure at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., has told Neal and House Transportation Committee Chairman Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., to bring up a bill in the House by May or June. In a statement, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told the Washington Examiner, "Democrats and Republicans agree that we must take action to address our aging infrastructure systems." (Read more)

- Lord God, we pray You take the lead of all these men and women who will be working on the infrastructure bill and guide them in a perfect path that will regain group cooperation without any splinters going off to the right or left. We trust and pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "Now therefore hearken unto God: for blessed are they that keep My ways. Hear instruction, and be wise, and refused or not." (Proverbs 8:32-33)


10. DC attorney general subpoenas Trump Inaugural Committee: report - The Hill

Washington, D.C.'s attorney general has issued a subpoena for documents relating to President Trump's inaugural committee, The New York Times reported Wednesday. The latest subpoena marks the third governmental authority seeking documents related to how the committee reportedly raised $107 million and used that money to fund Trump's inauguration, the Times reported.

Federal prosecutors in New York and New Jersey's attorney general have also reportedly subpoenaed committee documents. Washington Attorney General Karl Racine is probing whether funds "were wasted, mismanaged and/or improperly provided private benefit, causing the committee to exceed or abuse its authority or act contrary to its nonprofit purpose," according to the Times.

The subpoena also requests documents related to payments to the Trump Organization or the Trump International Hotel, the Times reported. The hotel was reportedly given $1.5 million for food, rooms and ballroom use. Prosecutors are also seeking information on whether Ivanka Trump, Donald Trump Jr. or Eric Trump had a role on the committee and whether there were any payments to committee officials or their companies. (Read more)

- Father God, we bring all this to the throne of grace and pray You will send forth peace over all this issue. We pray God direct this with Your wisdom and guidance. We pray in the Name of Jesus.

- "Hearken unto Me, and give ear unto Me, O my people: for a law shall proceed from Me, and I will make My judgment to rest for a light of the people." (Isaiah 5l:4)


11. Stunning Poll Shows How Many Voters Thought Michael Cohen's Testimony Was Credible - Restoring Liberty

A new poll shows just what percentage of registered voters thought the testimony of Michael Cohen against President Donald Trump before Congress was credible. The HarrisX/TheHill poll found that only 37 percent of registered voters surveyed said that they found the former lawyer and confidante of the president to be credible.

Cohen flipped on Trump after ten years of being his close personal friend and lawyer. In dramatic testimony before Congress, he accused the president of indirectly suborning perjury and said that he was a racist and a liar. Those accusations were found to be non-credible according to 25 percent surveyed in the poll. (Read more)

- Father God, we praise You for this good and accurate report, in Your name, amen.

- "Let everything that hath breath praise the Lord. . ." (Psalm 150:6)


The Daily Jot

Friday, March 1, 2019

Exposed: Congressional Leadership's planned obstruction


Romans 13:1-3 says, "Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God. Whosoever therefore resists the power, resists the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation. For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Will you then not be afraid of the power? Do that which is good, and you shall have praise of the same." This is an interesting passage because it has been open to interpretation in many ways. Facing unjust leaders who were repressing the apostles from religious free speech in Acts 5:29, Peter and the other apostles said, "We ought to obey God rather than men." So what gives?

We must obey God over men. We also must understand that government is necessary to protect people from evil. In America, we give up a little liberty for this protection. George Washington explained in his 1796 farewell speech that respect for authority and compliance with its laws are enjoined by the fundamental maxims of true liberty. He said, "The very idea of the power and the right of the people to establish government presupposed the duty of every individual to obey the established government." He said, "All obstructions to the execution of the laws, all combinations and associations, under whatever plausible character, with the real design to direct, control, counteract, or awe the regular deliberation and action of the constituted authorities, are destructive of this fundamental principle, and of fatal tendency."

He said these obstructions "serve to organize faction, to give it an artificial and extraordinary force; to put, in the place of the delegated will of the nation the will of a party, often a small but artful and enterprising minority of the community; and, according to the alternate triumphs of different parties, to make the public administration the mirror of the ill-concerted and incongruous projects of faction, rather than the organ of consistent and wholesome plans digested by common counsels and modified by mutual interests." Let's fast forward to today's Congress where the Democrats are trying to force socialist measures on Republicans, and are trying to silence moderate Democrats who oppose this extreme socialism.

Politico reports that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) held a meeting with House Democrats to not allow Republicans to use procedural votes to water down or hinder the progressive (interpret: communist) agenda. It appears that moderate Democrats have voted with Republicans to add common sense provisions to a gun control bill and an anti-Semitism bill. Politico says Pelosi, echoing her communist comrade Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), told reporters that she thinks Democrats should simply vote against the GOP motions, saying to do so otherwise gives Republicans "leverage." In a time where America faces tremendous challenges, this is an example of obstructionism and how faction is so destructive to liberty. They are doing exactly what Washington warned against. They are like the Sadducees in Acts. Who do we obey?

Have a blessed and powerful day,

The Daily Jot Staff


Pray for Alabama

At least 23 dead, many injured, in apparent large tornado in Alabama, officials say; fatalities could rise


At least 23 people were confirmed dead, and "many, many" injured when an apparent large tornado destroyed several homes in a southeast Alabama community Sunday, according to officials.

Lee County Sheriff Jay Jones told The Associated Press late Sunday evening that children are among the dead. He says it's possible the death toll could continue to rise, but authorities are pausing search efforts overnight because conditions are too dangerous in the dark due to massive amounts of debris.

An 8-year-old girl in Beauregard -- an area of apparently greatest destruction -- is among the dead, the news outlet reported.

The deaths and injuries occurred in the community of Beauregard in Lee County, an area in the eastern part of the state near the Georgia line, Rita Smith with the Lee County Emergency Management Agency told The Associated Press.

Jones said the apparent twister traveled straight down a key local artery in Beauregard and that the path of damage and destruction appeared at least a half mile wide. He said single-family homes and mobile homes were destroyed. He had told reporters earlier that several people were taken to hospitals, some with "very serious injuries."

"I cannot recall, at least in the last 50 years, and longer than that, a situation where we have had this type, this loss of life that we experienced today," Jones told CBS affiliate WRBL-TV.

The threat of severe weather was expected to continue into the late-night hours. A tornado watch was in effect for much of eastern Georgia, including Athens, Augusta and Savannah. The tornado watch also covered a large area of South Carolina, including the cities of Charleston and Columbia.

Late Sunday night, President Trump tweeted words of encouragement: "To the great people of Alabama and surrounding areas: Please be careful and safe. Tornadoes and storms were truly violent and more could be coming. To the families and friends of the victims, and to the injured, God bless you all!"

The Weather Channel reported that nearly 26,000 customers were without power in Georgia early Sunday evening; another 16,500 had no electricity in Alabama. (Read more)



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- 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

MY SAVIOR FIRST OF ALL

"When I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness." (Psalm 17:15)

Lyrics

When my life work is ended, And I cross the swelling tide, When the bright and glorious morning I shall see; I shall know my Redeemer When I reach the other side, And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

Refrain

I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand
, I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture When I view His bless├Ęd face, And the luster of His kindly beaming eye; How my full heart will praise Him For the mercy, love and grace, That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

Refrain

Oh, the dear ones in glory, How they beckon me to come, And our parting at the river I recall; To the sweet vales of Eden They will sing my welcome home; But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain

Through the gates to the city In a robe of spotless white, He will lead me where no tears will ever fall; In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight; But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain


Melody

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About the Author:

Words: Fanny Crosby, 1891

Melody: John R. Sweney


About the Hymn: There appeared in London a man who styled himself the messiah, and for many weeks a large crowd was attracted to him. One night, however, as he was talking in one of the open squares in the city, a small band of the Salvation Army passed along, singing,

"I shall know Him, I shall know Him,"
By the print of the nails in His hand."
The great throng joined in the chorus. Finally someone pointed at the self-styled Christ and said, "Look at his hands and see if the print of the nails is there." They did as directed, but no print appeared, and they at once left off following him.



Signs and Wonders

Massive sunfish found on California beach is one of the world's rarest, scientists say


An extraordinarily rare ocean sunfish that's never before been documented in the Northern Hemisphere washed on up on a California beach earlier this month, in a thrilling and unique find for biologists with the University of California Santa Barbara.

A 7-foot hoodwinker sunfish, scientifically known as the Mola tecta, was found on Sands Beach at UC Santa Barbara's Coal Oil Point Reserve on Feb. 19, according to the university's news release on the find.

Jessica Nielsen, a conservation specialist at Coal Oil Point Reserve, was first notified by an intern about the fish - but initially assumed it was a mola mola sunfish, which is more common in the area. Molca tecta sunfish are found in the Southern Hemisphere.

She would later learn she was wrong, but perhaps in the best way possible.

"This is certainly the most remarkable organism I have seen wash up on the beach in my four years at the reserve," she said in a statement.

Later, Thomas Turner, an associate professor in UC Santa Barbara's ecology, evolution and marine biology department, arrived at the scene to see the fish for himself. He then posted photos of the creature to the crowd-sourcing website iNaturalist, where scientists from around the world could help identify the species.

Thankfully, the pair received help from none other than Marianne Nyegaard of Murdoch University in Australia, who, in 2017, was credited with the enormous, roughly two-ton creature's discovery and description.

Nyegaard, after Turner and Nilsen provided her with clearer and more detailed photos, was able to determine it was indeed a hoodwinker. The scientists also took tissue samples of the fish for further research.

"I literally, nearly fell off my chair," Nyegaard said in the statement, which also noted it's not clear how the sunfish was found so far from its normal range.

"Eyes and ears and hands on the ground half a world away - wow," she added. (Fox News) See a picture of this amazing creature by going here.


"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

How the Churches Changed Rwanda after the Devastating Genocide


While secular humanitarian aid organizations abandoned Rwandans during the 1994 genocide, one faith-based organization marched into the country to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the people.

"The Church played a very important role [in healing after the genocide]," World Vision Rwanda Programs Director Ananias Sentozi says. "The priority to us was the soul, the heart, the emotions of the people. And I can tell you, there were no other more competent organizations, people or structures or systems that could address those [needs] more than churches."

World Vision USA recently sponsored a press trip for journalists to see how Rwanda has grown in the last 25 years since the genocide. The international organization was one of the only humanitarian aid groups to enter the country during the genocide and devote its resources to empowering locals and enhancing their daily lives through financial, spiritual and practical services.

In addition to giving Rwandans pots and pans, food, shelter and water, World Vision partnered with churches to teach locals critical Biblical values to unite the war-torn country. (Charisma News) Read more.




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