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Why are Confederate monuments and flags being torn down from New Orleans, St. Louis, Gainesville, FL., and Charlottesville to Durham, N.C.?

President Trump pointed out that some of those in attendance in Charlotte were not aligned with hate groups and only protesting the removal of Confederate symbols; while others were very hateful and violent counter-protesters.

Trump told the truth that the battle was between Confederate Flag people sprinkled with Nazi flags and the Antifa that are Communists and anarchists! Antifa is as great a danger as the Nazis and maybe even more because they have the backing of the hard Left. Antifa is a far-left political movement of autonomous anti-fascist groups in the United States having roots back to Nazi-Germany. The Antifa term is loosely used with anti-racism, anti-sexism and anti-captialism.

The Left’s impulse to tear down Confederate history is like Mao’s cultural revolution. These tactics are well known in history. You start by tearing down statues and burning books, and eventually you go after people.

This is not about the Confederacy — this is not about the Civil War. This is about political power and it’s about a small group of people on the Left trying to exert outside influence on American politics by following in the footsteps of Mao, of the armed thugs in Weimar Republic, of the Taliban. These are tactics that are well known.

This has everything to do with identity politics. If you push identity politics, eventually you get around to identity politics for white people, which is a dangerous thing in a country that has a huge white majority. This is why the Left has been sowing these seeds of what’s been happening for a long time. And they are using disruptive movements such as Black Lives Matters with paid thugs to disrupt and cause a civil war. Fifty groups such as the Ford Foundation and George Soros funded groups like the Center for Popular Democracy privately fund BLM.

Such totalitarian impulses exhibited by both leftist protestors and white supremacists are totally un-American. America is not about ethnicity. It’s not about national origin. It’s about creed. There is no place in the American constitutional system for identity politics, left or right.

Pray for law and order to be restored in America. This is a battle for America’s constitutional and biblical values (2 Thessalonians 2:7). Pray for spiritual awakening and revival.

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TURNING AMERICA BACK TO GOD

Religious persecution thrives despite the “church-friendly” Trump administration and Congress.

The growing attacks against Christians have become alarming – even non-Christians who hold traditional values – by society and federal judges. One has to wonder how long the open window under the “church-friendly” Trump administration will last. Society’s increased hostility against Christian values has caused many spiritual leaders to believe the current “favor” with government leaders is only for a season (John 9:4). Many fear the current hateful climate could fuel a civil war of hate.

Redefining gender and the right to abort babies are attacking biblical principles everywhere.  Canada recently enacted a piece of legislation called Bill 89. Its net effect is that the Canadian government will be empowered to remove children from the homes of parents who do not agree that their small child may be “transgender.” As if a small child even knows what “gender” means, much less can identify his or her own internal gender fluidity! 

In the United Kingdom, Tim Farron, the leader of the Liberal Democrats had to resign his position stating, “To be a political leader… and to live as a committed Christian, to hold faithfully to the Bible’s teaching, has felt impossible for me.” Liberal Democrat means the opposite in the UK than it does here! When a state seizes totalitarian power, it does not benefit the family, the Christian, or anyone who holds moral, traditional values.

WILL AMERICA SEE JUDGMENT OR REVIVAL?

Only the praying Church can make an appeal to Heaven and call down a fiery revival with divine intervention. Consider participating in an upcoming national prayer event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. – Oct. 6-9th – “Awaken the Dawn.” This is a call for the body of Christ to pray for revival at the Nation’s Capital, and could be the Nineveh-event I have been praying for the past 32 years. America is ripe for a Nineveh-type revival during this time when God has in place leaders within the government praying for revival; from the president to the cabinet members, and leaders in the U. S. Congress.

Awaken The Dawn will setup fifty tents from 50 states only for the purpose of worship and prayer for three days on the National Mall. The fourth day will be Lou Engle’s meeting, The Call. Visit the website.

PERHAPS WE ARE WAY TOO COMFORTABLE IN THE WESTERN WORLD 

We don’t have to pay much of a price for our faith, and so most people don’t seem to take it very seriously. In the USA we are drowning in money and resources, and there are church buildings everywhere, while the gospel message is lukewarm. As Canada and Europe are moving toward post-Christian societies, America is dangling on the edge of God’s judgment!

On the other side of the world, where standing up for your faith can literally cost you your life, the underground revival is unprecedented. Millions of Muslims all over the world are giving their lives to Jesus Christ, and in many instances this is happening because of dreams, visions and other supernatural encounters.

A former Muslim who is now a Christian pastor in Bangladesh, claims that more than 20,000 Muslims have converted to Christianity in the last 12 months.

The fastest growing underground church in the world is inside Iran where the number of Christian believers has increased from 100,000 in 1994 to 3 million today. We prayed intently for this harvest between 1995-2002, while my ministry was headquartered in the former Iranian Embassy complex in Washington, D.C.

WHO IS THE OVERCOMER? THE BELIEVER IN CHRIST (1 JOHN 5:4)

In Revelation 2-3 Jesus gives seven specific messages to seven churches. In each of these messages He identifies specific challenges the church in each generation faces,  and offers profound rewards for overcoming these challenges.

Jesus warned that the days before His return would be like the days of Noah (Matthew 24:37). It will be business as usual, but they would be characterized by violence and corruption (Genesis 6:11). He also warned that those who name His name would be hated by the world.

Christians in America face being marginalized and ostracized, but make no mistake, the day will come when our beliefs will be outlawed and if we stand up for them, we will be prosecuted and punished.  

Are you ready for that day? While there is still time, make certain your relationship with God is strong. Make sure your family and friends have the opportunity to come to Christ. And prepare yourself for the day when you must choose between your comfort zone and speaking aloud the claims of Jesus Christ.  

Will you answer the call? Jesus told His disciples, “The harvest truly is great, but the laborers are few; therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest” (Luke 10:2).

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Religious Liberty in the words of Attorney General Jeff Sessions

“…Religious liberty and respect for religion have strengthened this country from the beginning. In fact, it was largely in order to enjoy and protect these rights that this country was settled and founded in the first place…”

“Our Founders wisely recognized that religion is not an accident of history or a passing circumstance. It is at the core of the human experience…”

“So our freedom as citizens has always been inextricably linked with our religious freedom as a people. It has protected both the freedom to worship and the freedom not to believe as well… this Department of Justice will never allow this secular government of ours to demand that sincere religious beliefs be abandoned. We will not require American citizens to give intellectual assent to doctrines that are contrary to their religious beliefs. And they must be allowed to exercise those beliefs as the First Amendment guarantees.”

We invite you to take a stand and sign a petition asking President Trump to make September 11th a National Day of Prayer, Fasting, and Repentance for the safety and protection of America.

The safety of our nation depends upon our trust in Almighty God and the stand we take for His Righteousness. If the United States of America will come to God in humble prayer, He has promised to heal our land and open the windows of heaven. Your signature is a witness and a testimony that will help move our nation toward prayer. Won’t you help join others in meeting the 100,000 needed signatures to send the petition to President Trump.

Sign the Petition Here

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Let Freedom Ring!

Today our nation once again celebrates its freedom. Just 241 years ago, the Continental Congress finally approved the wording of the Declaration of Independence as a bold declaration that they believed our God-given freedoms were worth fighting for. These words became a light to the world:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

The Declaration of Independence has remained a rallying cry and our Constitution a model for other nations. The protection of our most sacred of all our values as enshrined in our Founding Documents and our Pledge of Allegiance, we are, “one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all” speaks to why millions have immigrated to our shores over the past three centuries and why countless others have risked everything to preserve its foundation.

Since the beginning of time, people have willingly sacrificed blood and treasure for the cause of freedom. For generations, brave souls have fought and died for the American dream. It is a core longing woven into God’s design of man and a primary reason that religious liberty was set forth as a leading principle in our nation’s founding. The freedom to choose what and who you believe in should be one of the most basic and fundamental rights afforded to every citizen. And yet, this right is under attack like never before.

As we celebrate our freedom this July Fourth, we rejoice that we live in one of the most blessed countries on the planet… but we must also remain alert and active, never ignore the opposition, maintain a strong voice, and defend our religious liberties with passion and commitment.

God has given America an hour of grace so we can redeem the time. It is incumbent upon all of us to be good stewards of this land which has been ‘blessed by God’ so that future generations may enjoy its Biblical heritage. Pray for God to rain down revival upon the people and restore our land:

Romans 13:11-12, “And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light.”

Source: Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

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One Nation Under God

This month I was privileged to take part in a television special “One Nation Under God” produced at Cornerstone TeleVision in Pittsburgh, PA. The one-hour program will begin airing across the nation on July 3rd and will run through September 11th.

God’s grace has been presented to the Church in America for a little “space in time,” to give God’s people a “nail” in this once holy land called America, that our God may “lighten our eyes, and give us a little reviving in [the] bondage,” that was steadily encroaching upon our lives (Ezra 9:7-11).

God has indeed given us “a reviving” of hope, to “restore His house,” which is the Church, “and to repair the desolations thereof.” O Lord, open our eyes that we may see and understand the desolation of your House in America, for “we have forsaken thy commandments” in ways we do not know.

Evangelist Billy Graham says, “Many Americans have been developing a designer religion based on what ‘fits in’ with their individual preferences. People frequently search anything but God. Many people do not want to face the truth of the Gospel. They water it down to a myth, causing young and old to doubt the authority of the Bible. We as a nation have turned our back on God who blessed our country because its fundamental principles were grounded in the Word of God. People want designer religion, but I pray that they instead will submit to their Creator who longs to become their God and Savior. He has designed eternal life in Heaven for all those who receive His salvation.”

Graham continues, “We as a nation have turned our back on God who blessed our country because its fundamental principles were grounded in the Word of God.” America’s Founders carried out plans and hopes with the aid of prayer.

“If this nation was born in a meeting based on prayer — some of its most important decisions being made only after careful prayer to God — how can we go on unless there is renewed emphasis on prayer today?” Graham asked.

Billy Graham says the solution for America is simple: “Americans must have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. They will not only find eternal salvation, but America will remain a great nation.”

Sources: NewsMax.com

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Article written by: Ruth Schofield, Founder, The Washington Report

Operation Prayer Shield for USA

In this historic time of big changes in Washington, the Trump administration is working every day to help “drain the swamp” and fulfill campaign promises. Pray that the president’s cabinet will be able to correct federal overreach in government areas such as: trade, education, manufacturing, energy, agriculture, corporations, banking, national health care, etc.

Pray the government will get to the truth about the dangerous – and illegal — intelligence leaks that clearly appear to be designed to discredit and derail the Trump presidency. The illegal “Russia” intelligence and spying leaks by key political Obama administration officials is currently being investigated.

Pray SCOTUS will confirm President Trump’s travel ban is constitutional:

The US has a constitutional right to protect its citizens by curtailing immigration policies from known terrorist nations. His executive action temporarily bans travel to the U.S. by people in seven Muslim countries in the Middle East for 90 days; for the stated reason of national security. The Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798 grants the president the authority to suspend visas from immigrants of certain countries when the U.S. is at war with those countries. ISIS is imbedded in the seven countries that the travel ban affects. The sticking point is a US First Amendment principle, which says that Congress and the president cannot favor one religion over another.

Pray for sanctuary cities:

Liberals are challenging illegal “sanctuary” policies which violate and undermine the rule of law –- and place the public safety at risk! Starting with Texas’ Governor Greg Abbott at least 33 states have introduced immigration enforcement bills since Donald Trump assumed the presidency in January. With the Trump administration’s pursuit of much stricter immigration law enforcement than occurred under former president Obama, many states are eager to join the battle by passing laws requiring their cities and towns to cooperate with federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials. Some stronghold areas are San Francisco, Chicago, Philadelphia and New York City.

Pray for Israel and the Middle East:

The mainstream media, the Left, the United Nations, and many governments of the world are determined to delegitimize Israel’s right to exist; including their right to declare Jerusalem as their capital. The Israeli-Palestinian peace process suffers from the fact that almost all “peace initiatives” for that region are doomed to failure because they are based on the false premise that demands Israel return to its pre-1967 borders.

The Islamic Republic of Iran continues to expand its missile program with a third underground ballistic missile production factory, noting that this factory is part of the clerical regime’s plan to continue developing ballistic missiles regardless of UN Security Council resolutions demanding that these programs be curtailed. Newly re-elected Iranian President Hassan Rouhani defiantly stated, “Iran does not need the permission of the United States to conduct missile tests.”

Pray for China to help curtail North Korea’s threats:

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in no uncertain terms that North Korea presents a “clear and present danger,” while also criticizing China for ratcheting up the tension over contested Islands in the South China Sea. He believes Beijing will pressure North Korea to halt its nuclear and missile programs even as Washington pushes China to change course in the South China Sea.

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VP Pence: ‘America Will Stand by Followers of Christ’

In his speech at the World Summit for Persecuted Christians sponsored by Franklin Graham, the vice president assured those facing persecution and discrimination the U.S. won’t forget them.

Franklin Graham says that even believers here in the U.S. are also starting to face discrimination, such as attacks by homosexuals or their allies on Christian businesses that won’t service or supply gay weddings. “We’ve seen businesses put out of business, attacked, targeted,” Graham said. “And then the gay activists come in and liberal judges in those states support these decisions. And we see businesses now afraid and Christians who are afraid that they’ll be attacked.”

A Voice for the Suffering Church: Trump, Pence, Graham Team up for Christians

The Trump administration’s commitment to defend persecuted Christians is a “breath of fresh air from God,” Rev. Franklin Graham told CBN News at his World Summit for the Defense of Persecuted Christians.

“No question it’s a breath of fresh air, I think it’s a breath of fresh air from God, because they are listening to God’s people and we didn’t see that under President Obama,” Graham told CBN’s George Thomas in a one-on-one interview.

Unlike the former president, Graham said, President Trump is not afraid to acknowledge Islamic terrorism.

“You have now a president who isn’t afraid to use that word and calls it as it is, truly is. And he’s willing to stand up for Christians and we’ve already seen that if he says something he means it,” he said.

“I thank God that we have an administration that is finally listening to the voice of the suffering Church around the world.”

Graham’s experience leading a Christian humanitarian agency has given him decades of experience in the Middle East where he has witnessed the growing violence against Christianity in countries like Lebanon, Sudan, Syria and Iraq.

Preaching an Easter Sunday service to Iraqi Christian refugees from Mosul reinforced his commitment to taking action on behalf of suffering Christians.

“They had to flee for their lives and they were given 30 minutes to leave the city or they’d be killed. So all they left with was the money in their pocket and the clothes on their back and many of them did not escape,” he said.

The three-day event in the U.S. capital goes through May 13; it brought together 600 believers from 130 nations. Graham notes how “Donald Trump, is very supportive of defending Christians and he said this during his campaign, that he was going to defend Christianity and he’s not ashamed of saying that and Vice-President Pence is not ashamed of that, but they’re going to do what they can to not only to protect Christians here at home, but Christians around the world.”

Members of Congress stand together as front line defenders of faith in our nation’s capital.

Congressional Prayer Caucus Co-Chair, Senator James Lankford, Senator Rubio and Senator Coons introduced a timely bipartisan Resolution to ensure America’s commitment to promote religious freedom and condemn persecution based on faith. Read excerpts from the Resolution below.

This important Resolution comes just two weeks after the US Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) issued its Annual Report describing the alarming rise in religious persecution worldwide. Read the full report.

Source: CBNNews.com; Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation

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White House and Nation Observe National Day of Prayer

Millions of Americans gathered today for the annual National Day of Prayer (NDOP). The NDOP was created in 1952 with a joint resolution by Congress and signed into law by President Harry S. Truman.

The mission of the National Day of Prayer Task Force is to “mobilize prayer in America and to encourage personal repentance and righteousness in the culture.”

More than 43,000 prayer gatherings are estimated to have prayed across the country. Two hundred other countries also joined America in prayer today.

National Prayer Day Chairman Anne Graham Lotz chose this theme: “For Your Great Name’s Sake! Hear us, Forgive us, Heal us!” Anne says, “I think the greatest issue is the moral and spiritual bankruptcy in our nation. The abandonment of godly principles, the abandonment of God’s word that’s the most distressing.”

Prayer is needed daily for the nation and our leaders. Anne makes this appeal to pray for the nation:

Our nation is in turmoil. Why? Could it be because America is losing God’s blessing? His favor? Could our sin be provoking His judgment? Judgment that is not necessarily in the form of a nuclear dirty bomb, or another ISIS attack, or an economic collapse; but a Romans I judgment as God backs out of our national life and turns us over to ourselves.

If God is giving us over to ourselves and removing His blessing, protection, and favor — the solution will not be found in politics or the economy or the military or technology. The solution will be found on our knees as we humble ourselves, pray, seek God’s face, and repent of our sin. Then plead for Him to return to us as we return to Him.

Now is the time to get serious about repentance and prayer.

President Trump Loosens Rules on Political Organizing by Churches

On the eve of the first National Day of Prayer of his presidency, Donald Trump invited his closest evangelical advisors to join him for a private, long-awaited dinner celebration at the White House.

Today at the White House, President Trump signed a controversial religious liberty Executive Order after he and evangelical leaders celebrated the National Day of Prayer. The EO will administratively repeal the Johnson amendment and repeal the Obamacare restrictions on conscience and religious freedom.

The religious freedom executive order includes “anti-Johnson Amendment type” language that would give churches and ministries greater protection. The bill seeks to provide exemptions for religious people and organizations that object to same-sex marriage, premarital sex, abortion, contraception and trans-identity.

This was a big day for evangelicals and social conservatives. Today, the House of Representatives passed legislation by one majority vote to repeal Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood. Their GOP healthcare bill will now be taken up in the Senate, so contact your Senators and let them know how you would like them to vote.

Sources: CBN News, Politico, Times

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Washington Officials Need to Hear from YOU on Securing our Borders and Tax Reform!

The flow of illegal drugs coming across the U. S. southern border begs for a wall to stop drug cartels from smuggling billions of dollars of drugs onto America’s streets. In areas where a wall already exists has proven to keep out illegal aliens.

Hal Lindsey accurately described the situation in his recent blog:

Lindsey wrote, “The world staggers like a drunk on the edge of a cliff.” It desperately needs a strong — and moral — America for stability. But, even more than that, it needs God’s help and intervention as never before. 

So does America. The Washington Post reports that because Seattle is experiencing an epidemic of drug overdoses, it is creating “safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs.”

Remember the drug craze of the late 60s? In 1968, we were horrified that 5,000 Americans died of drug overdoses.

In 2015, 52,000 Americans died of drug overdoses. No media outcry. Only yawns and sexual harassment lawsuits.

The Bible expressly predicts that one of the distinct signs of the end times will be a dramatic increase in drug use and our dependence on drugs.

In 2011, the Global Commission on Drug Policy declared that the famous “war on drugs” had failed. Today, there are popular television series in which the hero or heroes model drug dependency for their young viewers.

Accepting drug abuse means thousands of young people will die every year who need not have died. It also means the destruction of families and will ultimately lead to the death of our stable society.” 

The U.S. Congress is the VOICE of the people: 

Your elected representatives and senators in Washington, D.C. need to hear from you, or they will vote according to their own political view. If you support President Trump’s promise to build a wall on the southern border, then your elected Members of Congress need to hear how you feel.

If you support the proposed tax reform package President Trump just sent to Congress, call your representatives and senators and tell them to vote YES on tax cuts.  

A statement from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., and other top GOP lawmakers said: “The principles outlined by the Trump Administration today will serve as critical guideposts for Congress and the Administration as we work together to overhaul the American tax system and ensure middle-class families and job creators are better positioned for the 21st century economy.”

For those who are concerned the tax cuts would presumably represent billions in lost revenue every year — the plan will expand income from small businesses, which will help reduce the deficit. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin also called for a one-time tax on corporate money overseas, predicting it would bring trillions of dollars back to the U. S. It also eliminates most tax breaks that benefit high-income taxpayers. At the same time, popular tax breaks like the mortgage interest and charitable deductions would be preserved. The plan would also eliminate the estate tax that Republicans often deride as the ‘death tax’ and the 3.8 percent tax on investment income under ObamaCare. 

Congressional leaders say an underlying goal is to simplify the tax system, noting that the increase in the standard deduction would mean far fewer households would have to itemize their deductions.

Sources: “Watchman Warning” on www.hallindsey.com; Fox News, Trump team proposes ‘massive’ tax cuts in new reform plan

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Trump is not the Gipper, but the Reagan Era is not over!

America must restore its lead in world affairs. Trump’s ‘America first’ does not mean ‘America only.’ Apparently some understood candidate Trump quite differently, and they are not happy with his overseas actions. The reality is that the world needs a strong America, which means we must put our own interests first. In doing so, we will be able to help the rest of the world.

America has a moral duty to remind the tyrants of this world that they cannot act with impunity. This present world is facing greater dangers than any time in recent memory. With all the tension buildup against Israel and Jerusalem, 2017 might be the year for a confrontation from Syria, Russia and Iran. The ultimate motive is the focus on Jerusalem. 

Newly elected President Trump faces the dual threat of nuclear war in Asia and the Middle East. The prospect of a conflict with Russia and Iran in the epicenter brings us closer to fulfilling the biblical prophecies that these two powers will one day lead a coalition of nations that will invade Israel. Two wars are prophesied in Psalm 83 and Isaiah 17, which describes Damascus as being reduced to a “ruinous heap.” Sounds like Assad’s chemical weapons might cause his own destruction. The heinous chemical attacks the Bashar al-Assad regime committed against their own people, are a result of the Obama administration’s weakness and irresolution.

A larger major war against Israel is prophesied at a later time in Ezekiel 38 & 39, in which God will judge and diminish Islam along with Russia. This could free up Israel to build their long-awaited third temple on the Temple Mount. These wars against Israel will not be Armageddon, but they will dramatically change the world order and set the stage for the antichrist and Armageddon.

The increased anti-Semitism and divestment of Israel is a sign that the nations will forsake Israel and challenge their right to claim Jerusalem as their capital. As 2016 ended, the nations were focused on Jerusalem, demanding that it be divided and made the capital of a Palestinian State. In December 2016, President Obama made the fatal mistake of voting against Israel’s legitimacy at the United Nations. His decision to betray Israel went against the U.S. Congress and the American people. Donald Trump’s presidency now gives the United States the opportunity to mend this disloyal act against Israel and Jerusalem! Governor Nikki Haley, Trump’s Ambassador to the United Nations, is working hard to reverse anti-Semitism towards Israel.

As these world dangers intensify — just as the Bible predicts — so does the urgency to understand the hope that provides all believers peace in the midst of these dark times: the promise of the Lord’s soon return! Regardless, Jesus commanded His disciples to “occupy until I return.” Even so, come, Lord Jesus! (Rev. 22:20)

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!

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