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The Daily Brief
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, March 20, 2019

"For how can I endure to see the calamity which will befall my people, and how can I endure to see the destruction of my kindred?" (Esther 8:6)

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Focus on Israel

1. Experts reveal major fallacies in UN inquiry on Gaza report - JNS

(March 18, 2019 / JNS) In a testimony delivered on Monday morning at the United Nations, top American general Lt. Col. Geoffrey S. Corn (ret.) and renowned British commander Col. Richard Kemp refuted a U.N. Human Rights Council report released that accuses Israeli soldiers of "war crimes" and "crimes against humanity" on the Gaza border.

Joining a panel of four experts hosted by independent human-rights group U.N. Watch, Corn and Kemp accused the Commission of Inquiry (COI) of promoting false claims in its report, and warned diplomats and member states that the biased report will only further incentivize Hamas's exploitation of Gazans and increase the chance that other illicit armed groups may be used against Israel, the United States and its allies in the future.

Simultaneously in the morning plenary session, the UNHRC called on the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights "to manage the dossiers on alleged perpetrators [IDF soldiers], to be provided to . . . the International Criminal Court."

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2. Gantz: I won't quit prime minister race over Iranian phone hack- Times of Israel

Three weeks before the April 9 election, Blue and White leader Benny Gantz on Tuesday gave his first sit-down interviews with Israel's major television networks, dismissing concerns over his hacked phone and saying he won't quit over the affair, which he insisted was overblown and politically motivated.

The former army chief of staff also threw down the gauntlet for a public pre-election debate with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, telling Channel 12 news he is willing to hold "any debate" with his rival "at any place." "This telephone issue is so marginal," Gantz told Channel 12, referring to the hacking of his phone, allegedly by Iran, that was first reported by the station last week.

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3. Netanyahu: Gantz will expel 90,000 Jews from homes - World Israel News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday that if the Blue and White list led by former IDF chief Benny Gantz forms the next Israeli government, the result will be the eviction of Israelis living in Judea and Samaria.

Referring also to Yair Lapid, who fills the second spot on the Blue and White slate running in next month's Knesset election, the prime minister told local leaders from Judea and Samaria: "Lapid and Gantz are still held captive to the idea that the only way to secure the future of the State of Israel is to shrink it, to uproot 80,000 to 90,000 Jews, keep our heads down, and hope that the Arabs will recognize Israel."

Netanyahu was accompanied by former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee on his visit to the ruins of the ancient city of Shilo in Samaria. "We are in the territory of our homeland," the prime minister asserted.

Speaking to the local leaders, the prime minister said that his policy would be "exactly the opposite" of that promoted by Blue and White.

"They want a future based on vulnerability, we want a future based on strength," said Netanyahu.

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4. Kushner's peace plan 'includes land swaps with Saudi Arabia,' book claims - Jerusalem Post

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner's Middle East peace plan at one point included Jordan giving land to the Palestinian territories and in return getting land from Saudi Arabia, according to a new book on the Kushner family.

The book, Kushner, Inc.: Greed. Ambition. Corruption. The Extraordinary Story of Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, was written by Vicky Ward and released by St. Martin's Press on Tuesday. The book's 300 pages detail Jared and Ivanka's path to involvement in every aspect of White House affairs and their alleged designs to use their influence for personal gain.

Ward cites "multiple people who saw drafts of the plan" created by Kushner that would involve not just Israel and the Palestinians but also Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.

"What Kushner wanted... was for the Saudis and Emiratis to provide economic assistance to the Palestinians," Ward wrote. "There were plans for an oil pipeline from Saudi Arabia to Gaza, where refineries and a shipping terminal could be built. The profits would create desalination plants, where Palestinians could find work, addressing the high unemployment rate."

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5. Young Israel to Jordanian King: Distance yourself from terror - Israel National News

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) on Tuesday called on King Abdullah II of Jordan to distance himself from terrorism after a Jordanian Member of Parliament praised the terroristwho murdered two Israelis on Sunday.

During a session of Parliament, MP Khalil Atiyeh saluted 18-year-old Omar Abu Laila, who fatally stabbed 19-year-old Sgt. Gal Keidan and shot and killed Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger, a father of 12. In addition, MP Atiyeh referred to Amir Weissbrod, Israel's ambassador to Jordan, as "a descendant of monkeys and pigs" during a debate in which Jordanian lawmakers urged the expulsion of Ambassador Weissbrod in light of the tension that exists relative to the Temple Mount.

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The Daily Brief

1. Nunes sues Twitter, some users, seeks over $250M alleging anti-conservative 'shadow bans,' smears - FoxNews

California GOP Rep. Devin Nunes filed a major lawsuit seeking $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages against Twitter and a handful of its users on Monday, accusing the social media site of "shadow-banning conservatives" to secretly hide their posts, systematically censoring opposing viewpoints, and totally "ignoring" lawful complaints of repeated abusive behavior.

In a complaint filed in Virginia state court on Monday, obtained by Fox News, Nunes claimed Twitter wanted to derail his work on the House Intelligence Committee, which he chaired until 2019, as he looked into alleged and apparent surveillance abuses by the government. Nunes said Twitter was guilty of "knowingly hosting and monetizing content that is clearly abusive, hateful and defamatory - providing both a voice and financial incentive to the defamers - thereby facilitating defamation on its platform."

Although federal law ordinarily exempts services like Twitter from defamation liability at all levels, Nunes' suit said the platform has taken such an active role in curating and banning content -- as opposed to merely hosting it -- that it should face liability like any other organization that defames.

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- Father, we pray this lawsuit will bring accountability to Twitter, all of social media and online traditional media companies.

-The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness (Romans 1:18)

2. 'It's Just Unbelievable': VP Pence Assessing Flood Damage, 'Entire Eastern Half' of Nebraska Devastated - CBN News

For Americans living in parts of the Midwest, heavy winter snows have been followed by a major late winter storm and rising temperatures that unleashed a disaster with historic floodwaters. Roads, bridges and homes were washed away, rescuers struggled against high winds, powerful waves and strong currents just to get to stranded residents. One woman said, "It's just unbelievable. I never expected it to be this bad."

The worst hit? Eastern Nebraska near Iowa and the Missouri River. The flooding is the worst in three decades and it has devastated farmland and neighborhoods. By this morning, at least three people were dead, including an 80-year-old woman who was trapped inside her home.

"They're telling everybody just grab what you can and get out," explained flood victim Gerald Simpson. Entire towns are cut off from the outside world. Floodwaters destroyed 500 homes in one county alone and the US Army Corp of Engineers reports 200 miles of levees have been compromised.

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-Father, we lift up all the people displaced by these devastating floods and pray for their comfort and restoration.

- Do not hold against us the sins of past generations; may your mercy come quickly to meet us, for we are in desperate need. (Psalm 79:8)

3. 'Lord, Uphold Him. Protect Him From Evil': CBN's Pat Robertson Prays for Brazilian President Bolsonaro at Meeting with Evangelical Leaders - CBN News

More than a dozen Evangelical Christian leaders met with Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro Tuesday for an intimate conversation on his nation's future. The group made up of pastors, CEOS and community leaders prayed over Bolsonaro and expressed their common goal of upholding traditional values.

"We pray, Lord, the anointing of the Holy Spirit come upon him (Bolsonaro)," prayed Christian Broadcasting Network Founder and Chairman Pat Robertson. "That he may have wisdom. That he will hear a voice in his ear when he turns to the right or to the left saying, 'This is the way. Walk ye in it,'" Robertson continued.

The leaders also praised Bolsonaro for his outspoken Christian beliefs. "We all want blessings from God but the truth is that blessing needs the foundation of salvation," said Christ for All Nations evangelist Reinhard Bonnke. The group discussed their shared values including, protection of the unborn and support of Israel. Bolsonaro is slated to visit Israel at the end of March.

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- Father, we come into agreement with this prayer from Pat Robertson, that President Bolsonaro will rule his people with wisdom, clearly hear Your voice, and be protected by Your Spirit.

-You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance. (Psalm 32:7)

4. Breaking: Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Trump on Immigrant Detention - Western Journal

The Supreme Court sided with the Trump administration, ruling that immigrants with criminal records can be detained and held indefinitely while they await deportation proceedings.

In the 5-4 decision, the high court overruled the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which decided in 2016 that immigrants with criminal records can only be detained by federal authorities if the detention occurs soon after he or she is released from jail, The Hill reported.

Justice Samuel Alito wrote the majority opinion, joined by Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh in the ruling. "Four other circuits have rejected this interpretation of the statute, and we agree that the 9th Circuit's interpretation is wrong."

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- Father, thank You for this victory before the court. We pray President Trump will have continued favor to enforce the law and maintain order in our nation.

-Kings detest wrongdoing, for a throne is established through righteousness. (Proverbs 16:12)

5. DHS: Border security 'near systemwide meltdown' - WND

With the government on track to catch nearly 100,000 illegal aliens this month at the border, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen warned Monday that the immigration system is facing a "near systemwide meltdown."

If the projection holds, it would be the worst in a decade. But it would be more troubling because of the large number of children and families, who are nearly impossible to deport, the Washington Times reported.

"The situation at our Southern Border has gone from a crisis, to a national emergency, to a near systemwide meltdown, Nielsen said as she delivered the update. She said 98 percent of illegal aliens caught at the border in 2017 remain in the U.S. today. Nielsen said a wall is part of the solution, and Congress must change the laws to speed up deportation.

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-Father, we lift up our Border Patrol, Immigration and Customs agents, and pray for Your protection and wisdom upon each one as they do their jobs each day.

-Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)

6. Pentagon finds $12.8 billion for Trump's border wall - Washington Examiner

The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump's call for a border wall. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., released the 20-page spreadsheet on Twitter Monday night. The Pentagon's list said it has found possible funding sources that are "in excess of the amount needed."

But it's not clear which projects the Defense Department will draw from. Some states that have been allocated big chunks of money that haven't been spent could see a hit. California, for example, was identified as having more than $700 million in unused Army and Navy military construction that could be used. Hawaii has more than $400 million that could be used.

More than $200 million in similar funding allocated for Hawaii, Maine, New York, North Carolina, Guam, Germany, Guam, and Guantanamo Bay Cuba are also on the list.

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-Father, we pray this funding for national defense will be quickly accessed to improve the security situation on our southern border and build the wall.

-And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)

7. CNN Stunned to Find Pro-Trump Latinos: We Want 'Longer and Taller' Wall - Breitbart

Rolando Rodriguez, who lives a mile from the border in McAllen, Texas, said he wants a 2,600-mile border wall that is "longer and taller." Rodriguez, who said he supports Trump because of religious issues and "border politics," added that he believes that the border wall will be a barrier for the "bad people" and not the "good people."

CNN also found Mayra Gutierrez, who is in the process of getting her U.S. citizenship so she can vote for Trump. She said she supports Trump because of abortion, the economy, and immigration.

In the 2018 midterm elections, AP's VoteCast data, exit polls, and other surveys found that Republicans received about a third of the Latino vote even though the mainstream media for two years painted Trump as an anti-Latino "racist." Marquez said that though a majority of Latinos disapprove of Trump and his border politics, pro-Trump Latinos believe there is enough support among the community to get Trump re-elected in 2020.

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-Father, our Hispanic citizens bear the brunt of the crime and chaos at our southern border. We pray they will rise up and demand law enforcement and order for the benefit of the whole nation.

-When the righteous prosper, the city rejoices; when the wicked perish, there are shouts of joy. (Proverbs 11:10)

8. ADF: Nothing about the Equality Act is equal - One News Now

Federal legislation in the House and Senate would extend discrimination protections to LGBT Americans. Representative David N. Cicilline (D-Rhode Island) introduced the Equality Act of 2019 with 239 co-sponsors, all but two of them Democrats. "It is past time for the Equality Act to be written into law," says Cicilline.

Attorney Greg Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) says everyone agrees that everyone should be treated with dignity and respect. "Our laws must respect the constitutionally-guaranteed freedoms that we have, and this Equality Act is a coercive sexual orientation and gender identity law," Baylor continues. "It really undermines fairness and freedom."

He adds that it also undermines the interests of parents who may not be on board with their children transitioning to the opposite gender by being given puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones. "It violates the bodily privacy and safety of women, and it's unfair to women who are competing in athletic competitions," he warns. "There's so much bad about this bill, it's hard to know where to start."

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-Father, we pray the Equality Act will be successfully challenged in the House and will not receive a vote in the Senate.

-Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5:20)

9. Christian B&B Owner Forced to Serve LGBT Couples After Supreme Court Rejects Appeal - CBN News

The US Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from a Christian bed and breakfast owner who was ordered by a lower court to serve a lesbian couple despite it being a violation of her religious beliefs.

The Supreme Court rejected the appeal Monday, thus upholding the lower court's ruling in favor of the lesbian couple. Now, litigation will continue to determine what penalty the Christian business owner must face.

Phyllis Young, the owner of Aloha Bed & Breakfast in Honolulu, Hawaii, refused to rent a room in her home to Diane Cervili and Taeko Bufford in 2007 due to her religious beliefs about marriage. Alliance Defending Freedom represented Young and argued that because she "only rented 1-3 rooms in her personal home she did not fall under the Hawaii public accommodations law that makes sexual-orientation discrimination unlawful."

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-Father, we lift up Phyllis Young and pray for Your Spirit to encourage her. Lord, she has taken a stand for Your Word, and we pray You will vindicate her.

-Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven. (Matthew 10:32-33)

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- The Persecuted Church
- Classic Hymns
- Signs and Wonders
- The Good News Corner
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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: -- 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


"Let us go up to the mountain of the Lord." (Micah 4:2)


I'm pressing on the upward way,
New heights I'm gaining every day;
Still praying as I'm onward bound,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."


Lord, lift me up and let me stand,
By faith, on Heaven's table land,
A higher plane than I have found;
Lord, plant my feet on higher ground.

My heart has no desire to stay
Where doubts arise and fears dismay;
Though some may dwell where those abound,
My prayer, my aim, is higher ground.


I want to live above the world,
Though Satan's darts at me are hurled;
For faith has caught the joyful sound,
The song of saints on higher ground.


I want to scale the utmost height
And catch a gleam of glory bright;
But still I'll pray till Heav'n I've found,
"Lord, plant my feet on higher ground."



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Signs and Wonders

Hundreds feared dead after Cyclone Idai

The death toll in Mozambique from Cyclone Idai could be as high as 1,000, President Filipe Nyusi has said. Mr Nyusi flew over some of the worst-hit areas on Monday. He described seeing bodies floating in the rivers.

The storm made landfall near the port city of Beira on Thursday with winds of up to 177 km/h (106 mph), but aid teams only reached the city on Sunday.

A UN aid worker told the BBC that every building in Beira - home to half a million people - had been damaged.

Gerald Bourke, from the UN's World Food Programme, said: "No building is untouched. There is no power. There is no telecommunications. The streets are littered with fallen electricity lines.

"The roofs on so many houses have fallen in, likewise the walls. A lot of people in the city have lost their homes."

Rescue crews spent much of the night helping people from trees, Jamie LeSeur, the head of the IFRC assessment team, told the BBC.
The official death toll in Mozambique stands at 84 following flooding and high winds. The cyclone has killed at least 180 people across southern Africa.

The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Society (IFRC) described the damage as "massive and horrifying". (BBC) Read more.

Note: this link includes amazing photos of the devastation wrought by this storm.

"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

40 Kids Miraculously Survive Tornado as It Rips Roof From Church While They're Singing "Jesus Loves Me"

(Paducah, KY)- [CBN News] A miracle story is emerging after a tornado struck Paducah, KY last week, devastating a church building where 40 preschool kids and 10 church staff were going about their day.

The miracle? No one was killed or injured even though the roof was ripped off. The only room that survived unscathed was the room they were in.

Church member Sylvia Cherry said, "We just give God the glory that no one was hurt."

On Thursday, residents of Paducah took shelter as a tornado tore through five miles of land. The twister damaged several buildings including Mt. Zion Baptist Church.

When the twister hit, the church's pre-school was in full swing. Preschool Director Michelle Rushing took the 40 children to safety into the innermost room.

As the storm raged around them, the Baptist Press reports they sang songs like "Jesus Loves Me" and "He's Got the Whole World in His Hands."

KFVS reported the church encountered massive damage as most of their roof came off. The only room not affected was the room where the children and teachers were using for shelter.

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