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"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, June 26, 2019

"Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Lest the Lord see it, and it displease Him, And He turn away His wrath from him." (Proverbs 24:17,18)

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1. Bolton 'opens door' to Iran at historic summit in Jerusalem - Israel Hayom

US National Security Adviser John Bolton said on Tuesday in Jerusalem that President Donald Trump is open to real negotiations and "all that Iran needs to do is walk through that open door."

Bolton spoke at a high-profile trilateral security summit on Tuesday, attended by his Israeli and Russian counterparts Meir Ben-Shabbat and Nikolai Patrushev, along with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

The prime minister welcomed Patrushev to Israel, thanking him and Russian President Vladimir Putin for agreeing to attend the summit in Jerusalem. Addressing the threat posed by the Iranian regime, Netanyahu said, "I am certain that from this perspective . . . it is understood in Russia the significance for us of a regime that calls for our destruction, not just to conquer us but to destroy us, and is daily acting to achieve this goal."

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2. In trilateral Jerusalem summit, Russia sides with Iran, against Israel and US -Times of Israel

Russia's top national security adviser spoke out on behalf of Iran during trilateral meetings with his Israeli and American counterparts in Jerusalem on Tuesday, backing Tehran's claims against the United States and supporting its ongoing military presence in Syria, which Israel sees as a threat to its security.

The trilateral conference of Israeli, Russian, and US national security advisers was the first event of its kind to be held in Jerusalem and, according to Israel, was aimed specifically at countering Iran, including both its nuclear aspirations and its influence throughout the Middle East.

The meeting came amid escalating tensions between Washington and Tehran, following US President Donald Trump's decision to pull out of the Iran nuclear deal last year and put in place a series of crushing economic sanctions. The Islamic Republic has retaliated by stepping up its uranium enrichment to levels beyond those permitted under the 2015 accord, allegedly carrying out a number of attacks on petroleum facilities around the Middle East, and shooting down a sophisticated US drone last week.

(Read more)

3. Opposition seethes as Netanyahu mulls bid to nix September elections- Times Of Israel

Opposition leaders were outraged Tuesday night by the news that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was looking into the possibility of calling off the elections he himself called last month, alternately casting the reports as "spin" or a desperate political gambit.

Netanyahu announced earlier he would "consider" a proposal by Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein to cancel the September 17 vote, called last month after Netanyahu failed to form a coalition following the April election.

Edelstein said: "I found a parliamentary framework and there is an option to cancel the most unnecessary elections in Israel's history. It is our obligation to allow the 21st Knesset to keep working."

(Read more)

4. Kushner In Bahrain: Economic Prosperity Is Pathway To Mideast Peace- Jerusalem Post

MANAMA, Bahrain - Peace in the Middle East can only be achieved if it comes with a pathway for people to improve their lives, US President Donald Trump's top adviser Jared Kushner said in Bahrain on Tuesday, in explaining why his team is rolling out the economic chapter of their Mideast peace vision before the political one.

"One who is more hopeful and sees an opportunity for his or her family will put energy into pursuing opportunity, instead of blaming others for their current misfortune," Kushner said. "That is why agreeing on an economic pathway forward is a necessary precondition to what has previously been an unsolvable political situation." Addressing a few hundred government and business officials from around the world gathered in the ballroom of the luxurious Four Seasons Hotel - including the Arab world - Kushner said that for "too long the Palestinians were trapped in an ineffective framework of the past."

He said the Peace to Prosperity framework that the administration released on Saturday and which is the focus of the current workshop, "is a modern framework for a prosperous future, a vision of what is possible with peace."

(Read more)

5. 13 fires sparked in southern Israel by Gazan balloons - Times Of Israel

At least 13 brush fires were sparked in southern Israel on Monday by balloon-borne incendiary devices launched from the Gaza Strip, the local fire service said.

Two fires, at Alumim Forest and near the Nir Am Reservoir, have not yet been brought under control, firefighters said Monday evening.

According to a statement, five of the fires were sparked in the Eshkol Regional Council area southeast of Gaza, three in the Sha'ar Hanegev area northeast of the Strip, and five in the Sdot Negev region, east of Gaza.

All 13 fires were found by investigators to have been started by these balloon-borne arson devices, the fire department said.

(Read more)

The Daily Brief

1. Pompeo Arrives in Middle East to Build 'Global Coalition' Against Iran - Breitbart

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is in the Middle East this week to build a "global coalition" against Iran amid intensified tensions between Washington and Tehran. In recent days, the Trump administration added the Saudi city of Jeddah and the U.A.E. capital of Abu Dhabi to Pompeo's trip to India from where America's top diplomat is expected to join Trump in Japan and South Korea.

Pompeo arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday. Echoing President Trump, Pompeo noted that the United States is willing to negotiate with Iran without preconditions to ease tensions between the two longtime rivals. Iran, however, has indicated it is not interested in dialogue.

On Sunday, Pompeo also told reporters that with the new sanctions the Trump administration aims to deny Iran further the resources "to foment terror, to build out their nuclear weapons system, [and] to build out their missile program." (Read more)

- Father God, we pray Your manifold wisdom will guide our military and civilian leaders to the best course of action to take with Iran. We pray this wisdom will be manifested through unity and peace.

- But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:17-18)

2. China's Goal Is to 'Bankrupt' and 'Distract' U.S. with 'Endless' Middle East Wars - Breitbart

"They want us to bankrupt ourselves, that's the goal," said Ret. Gen. Robert Spalding, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute, of China's plan to usurp America's global position as the leading superpower, offering his analysis in a Friday interview on SiriusXM's Breitbart News Tonight with host Rebecca Mansour and special guest host Rick Manning.

Prior to the Trump administration, assessed Spalding, America had not effectively realigned its global strategy towards addressing geopolitical threats from an ascendant China. "Since we're in economic competition, part of that competition by the Chinese is to drain the coffers of the United States - so keep defense spending high - by keeping it pinned down in the Middle East, in Europe, and in Asia," determined Spalding.

"In order to actually break out of this, you have to step back and take an approach that relies on regional partners," Spalding said. "So in the Middle East, that'd be the Saudis and a lot of their Arab allies, and in Asia it'd have to be the South Koreans and the Japanese." (Read more)

- Father, we thank You for this warning from General Spalding. We ask You to help us mitigate the threats from China while still having influence over their people for the Gospel.

- This gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all the nations, and then the end will come. (Matthew 24:14)

3. Stephanie Grisham to replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary - Washington Examiner

Stephanie Grisham, the spokeswoman for first lady Melania Trump, will replace Sarah Sanders as White House press secretary and will fill the vacant post of communications director. The first lady announced the combined role for Grisham on Tuesday, writing on Twitter that "@potus & I can think of no better person to serve the Administration & our country."

A 2016 Trump campaign veteran who built a close relationship with the first lady, Grisham emerged as a heavy front-runner for the press secretary position last week, as reported by the Washington Examiner.

Grisham, 42, benefited from having many supporters close to Trump. Although not a frequent television surrogate, she's viewed as intensely loyal to the president and unafraid to take on adversaries. Many former associates described her as pleasant to work with, despite her tough reputation. (Read more)

- Father, we pray for Your blessing and protection to cover Stephanie Grisham and her family as she serves the Trump administration and the American people as White House Press Secretary.

- Do you see a man who excels in his work? He will stand before kings; he will not stand before unknown men. (Proverbs 22:29)

4. Officials accuse acting DHS secretary of leaking info. about ICE raids -

Kevin McAleenan is being called out by current and former Trump administration officials for possibly leaking plans of sweeping ICE raids to the Washington Post. Over the weekend, sources told news outlets that the acting Department of Homeland Security secretary was against the operation, which would have picked up around 2,000 illegal migrants who have been processed for deportation.

The plan was reportedly in the works for months, but two weeks ago McAleenan apparently ordered new acting ICE Chief Mark Morgan to stand down and not move forward with the mission until President Trump himself ordered Morgan to proceed with the mass arrests. According to Fox News, sources claim McAleenan was opposed to the idea from the start and wanted to make sure the plan did not go forward.

Sources also said the acting secretary traveled with a Washington Post reporter to the U.S.-Mexico border two days before the newspaper published a story detailing aspects of the operation, including the date and time, cities and number of targeted immigrants. According to the Washington Examiner, it was this leak which prompted President Trump to call off the planned raids. (Read more)

- Father, we ask You to bring clarity regarding this report and remove all officials who undermine President Trump's directives.

- Your displeasure rests with those who are arrogant, who think they know everything; you rebuke the rebellious who refuse your laws. (Psalm 119:21)

5. Trump border chief to resign position as head of Customs and Border Protection - Washington Examiner

Acting Commissioner John Sanders is expected to resign his spot as the head of the Customs and Border Protection agency. Sanders told employees at CBP Tuesday that he had submitted his resignation that will take effect on July 5.

"I will leave it to you to determine whether I was successful," Sanders said in a departure email. He did not give a reason for leaving the agency, but told the employees to "take care of each other."

Sanders took his position as the acting chief after President Trump selected Kevin McAleenan, the former head of Customs and Border Protection, to become the secretary of homeland security. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray for the right men and women to fill these important positions, effectively serving our nation.

- Please, Lord! Come quickly and rescue me! God, show me your favor and restore me. (Psalm 70:1)

6. Democrats Agree to Approve Some of President Trump's Emergency Border Funding - Christian Headlines

The Democrats have finally agreed to approve at least a small part of President Trump's emergency border funding, in order to deal with the spiraling humanitarian crisis.

The decision was announced by Speaker Nancy Pelosi Sunday, just a day after President Trump agreed to halt a series of scheduled deportations due to take place over the next fortnight. Though this injection of cash should aid the situation on the border to some degree, the two parties are still far from finding any enduring consensus on the issue.

Trump has been at odds with the Democrats over the controversial issue ever since taking office. Despite fierce political opposition to his plans, Trump is making headway on the issue of funding. Last week, the Senate cleared a staggering $4.6 billion emergency spending bill through committee with relative ease. In addition, the Mexican authorities have been ramping up operations on their side of the border in an attempt to deter migrants from attempting to cross into the United States illegally. (Read more)

- Father, we pray this bill will be approved quickly to support our Customs and Border Patrol Agents and facilities.

- For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help. He will take pity on the weak and the needy and save the needy from death.
(Psalm 72:12-13)

7. Two Nights, Five Moderators, 20 Candidates: Can NBC Pull Off Debate-a-Palooza? - Hollywood Reporter

The networks, the candidates and the Democratic Party have a lot riding on the first debates of the 2020 primary process, beginning Wednesday. NBC News, MSNBC and Telemundo are hoping that months of planning will pay off when 10 Democratic presidential candidates take the stage Wednesday in Miami, followed by 10 more Thursday night.

The networks were awarded the first debate in the Democratic presidential primary process, a highly sought-after prize considering the intense news interest in the 2020 field and the potential for massive ratings. (CNN goes next month.) No one knows exactly what the five moderators - Savannah Guthrie, Lester Holt, Chuck Todd, Rachel Maddow and Jose Diaz-Balart - will ask, not even the presidential campaigns.

There's some concern among the campaigns about how much speaking time each of the 10 candidates will get over the course of a two-hour debate. "It's just going to be very hard to put together a full answer to some of the big problems facing America in a 60-second soundbite," said Raad. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray the Democrat candidates will clearly and truthfully communicate their plans for the United States so that our voters can make a fully informed choice.

- Teach me knowledge and good judgment, for I trust your commands.
(Psalm 119:66)

8. 2020 Democrats tout 'pen and phone' plans to advance policies without Congress - Washington Examiner

If a Democrat is elected president in 2020, there is a good chance he or she will face a Republican-controlled Senate that will block the boldest policy proposals, such as Elizabeth Warren's wealth tax or Bernie Sanders' plan to create a single-payer "Medicare for all" healthcare system, from taking shape.

But Democratic presidential hopefuls have plenty of ideas on how to achieve their policy goals without congressional approval. "There's a lot that a president of the United States - oh, I love saying this - can do by herself," Warren said at a campaign stop in Newton, Iowa, in May, when explaining what she will do to address climate change. The Massachusetts senator said she would ban drilling on federal lands on her first day in office as president.

Candidates in the crowded Democratic presidential field broadly support reversing many measures taken by the Trump administration, such as ending zero-tolerance immigration enforcement that led to the separation of migrant families, reentering the Paris climate agreement, and reversing the ban preventing transgender people from serving in the military. (Read more)

- Father God, we pray for constitutional law and order to be practiced throughout our nation, from the President all the way down to the lowest level police officer.

- A rebellious nation is thrown into chaos, but leaders anointed with wisdom will restore law and order. (Proverbs 28:2)

9. 'A leftward shift': Communist party USA sees chance as progressives surge - The Guardian

As the Communist party USA kicked off its 100th anniversary celebration, democratic socialism and progressive ideas are increasingly finding a home in the mainstream of the Democratic party.

"We are a party of action," said Chicago activist Pepe Lozano in an opening address on Friday. "We are united," Lozano said. "We are determined. We are raring to fight." The [Communist] party seems to see an opportunity to build. "Together, we will win," Lozano said, concluding his speech. "Our victory is inevitable. Viva the Communist party USA!"

The convention began with the entire crowd enthusiastically singing This Land Is Your Land, Woody Guthrie's classic folk song. And while even some of the most progressive mainstream politicians, Elizabeth Warren among them, have bristled at the "socialist" label, it can be striking to hear Americans openly discuss their support for communism. (Read more)

- Father, we know communism makes the state every man's god. Deliver those who sympathize or support communism from this great deception.

- You shall have no other gods before Me. (Exodus 20:3)

10. Google Censors Video Exposing Google - Breitbart

Google-owned video platform YouTube took down a video from Project Veritas showing a senior employee at the company appearing to admit that the company plans to interfere in the next presidential election to stop Donald Trump.

The video, which is still available on the Project Veritas website featured undercover footage of a top Google employee, Jen Gennai, stating that the company shouldn't be broken up because only they can prevent the "next Trump situation."

This corroborates other leaks from Google. Earlier this year, former Google software engineer Mike Wacker published emails appearing to show that a manager at the tech giant told one of their subordinates that the company had to stop "fake news" and "hate speech" because "that's how Trump won." (Read more)

- Father God, we pray for the removal of every barrier to free speech and finding accurate information on the internet. Help us make the most of each day we have.

- Be very careful, then, how you live-not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil. (Ephesians 5:15-16)

The Daily Jot

Deception, disruption, duplicity and dishonesty
Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The mainstream media and Democratic Party presidential hopefuls are taking President Donald Trump to task for sounding the alarm on Iran and then pulling back. They say he went against his repeated campaign promises to not telegraph military actions as did his predecessor. They say it was reckless foreign policy and Joe Biden went so far as to say that it was "a self-inflicted disaster." Biden said that Trump walking away from the Iranian nuclear deal actually was a breakdown in diplomacy that will allow Iran to make a nuclear weapon and that Trump was failing to protect national security by not securing a stable energy supply through the Straights of Hormuz. The facts speak otherwise.

The Iranian nuclear deal actually gave Iran the green light and over a billion American dollars in cash to continue its nuclear development. The previous president admitted his deal with the terrorist-sponsoring nation only prevented nuclear weapons for 10 years. Trump did not telegraph his military action against Iran, he was actually using an old Teddy Roosevelt foreign policy tactic-speak softly and carry a big stick. The "big stick" was a threatened attack on Iran for shooting down an American drone in international airspace. The "speak softly" was the offer to discuss issues between Iran and the US rather than go to war over them.

For these Democratic Party presidential candidates to decry the horrible situation in the Middle East as Trump's fault, and the media to allow their statements to stand without challenge is blatantly irresponsible on both parts. The Middle East is an extraordinary mess because of Arab Spring where the previous Administration supported the terrorist organization Muslim Brotherhood fomenting revolution throughout the region and destabilizing or overthrowing governments. The Democratic Party hopefuls' foreign policy is to support policies that create problems, and then blame the problems on the guy who tries to fix them. Some of the things they are saying defy common sense and expose their deadly weaknesses.

We do not need another war. America is far too long in the wars in the Middle East. We have lost too many of our sons and daughters, too many are maimed for life because America is the world police against Islamic aggression. If he does nothing more the rest of his presidency, Donald Trump did the right thing by showing restraint and trying to negotiate peace with Iran, which has gone way too far in its own warmongering. All the political forces are shouting "WAR" in Trump's ear, yet they will be the first to criticize him if he takes the bait or criticize him if he doesn't. Christ said in Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God." Peace is a tough business, especially when you have Islam, the media and political hypocrites working deception, disruption, duplicity and dishonesty.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
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