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“Therefore, to you who believe, He is precious; but to those who are disobedient,
‘The stone which the builders rejected
Has become the chief cornerstone,’
and ‘A stone of stumbling, and a rock of offense.’
“They stumble, being disobedient to the word, to which they also were appointed.” (2 Peter 2:7-8)
If the disobedient are appointed to stumble, why should we pray for them?
Because prayer can pull them out!
Saul was on the road to Damascus, “still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord.” Certainly the church was praying and “suddenly a light shone around him from heaven and he fell to the ground.” (Acts 9:1-9)
Intercession can flip a hopeless situation like a pancake!
Never underestimate the power of praying in tongues.
I have three Current News Feeds from the White House. The links below will go directly to each one.
RESOLUTE READS ... End of the Week News Highlights
Intercessors for America
Prayer requests and guidelines to praying for The Constitution.
Read about The Vision I had in 2016 about the United States.
Below are three current news feeds from the White House. When reading through these, be sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit on what to pray for.
FROM THE WHITE HOUSE
‘ISIS Caliphate Has Crumbled and Last Stronghold Liberated’
"The caliphate has crumbled, and the final offensive is over. While the official announcement hasn’t yet been made – Fox News has been told that this village, the last ISIS stronghold, is liberated," Benjamin Hall reports from Syria for Fox News. “Troops here are now bringing down the black flags of ISIS. The flags no longer fly over the town, instilling fear.” Click here to read more.
“President Trump has recognized Israeli sovereignty over areas of the Golan Heights it currently controls. In doing so, Trump effectively formalizes something that everyone already knew. Namely, that the Golan Heights, which Israel seized following a 1967 Syrian-Egyptian-Jordanian effort to annihilate it, were unlikely to be Syrian again for a very long time,” Tom Rogan writes in the Washington Examiner.
“President Trump on Thursday signed an executive order to promote free speech on college campuses by threatening colleges with the loss of federal research funding if they do not protect those rights,” Adam Shaw reports for Fox News. “We’re here to take historic action to defend American students and American values,” the President said, surrounded by conservative student advocates at the White House. “They’ve been under siege.”
“The man who killed a sheriff’s deputy and wounded a police officer in a central Washington state shootout was in the United States illegally,” The Associated Press reports. “The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said Thursday that 29-year-old Juan Manuel Flores Del Toro, who also died as a result of the shootout, was a citizen of Mexico.”
The President’s “commitment to strengthening the military isn’t just making America safer; it’s also saving and creating jobs – including a whole factory’s worth of them right here in Ohio,” former Cincinnati Mayor Ken Blackwell writes in The Cincinnati Enquirer. “The manufacturing facility in Lima is a symbol of the economic revival taking place throughout Ohio and the rest of the country.”
President Trump Touts Manufacturing Growth at Lima Tank Plant
“Donald Trump made the 10th visit of his presidency to Ohio on Wednesday to showcase manufacturing growth at a Lima tank plant and announce 400 more jobs coming to the plant”—the last American tank factory in operation, Max Filby reports for Dayton Daily News. The plant’s workforce had declined to around 75 people after the Obama Administration’s attempts to shutter it. Soon, it will employ about 1,000.
“It really pumps you up to hear the commander-in-chief say what a good job you’re doing,” one employee said. “It’s a lot better [at the plant] now than it was a few years ago.” Click here to continue reading.
“President Trump is expected to issue an executive order Thursday directing federal agencies to tie research and education grants made to colleges and universities to more aggressive enforcement of the First Amendment,” Michelle Hackman reports in The Wall Street Journal. “The order instructs agencies including the Departments of Education, Health and Human Services and Defense to ensure that public educational institutions comply with the First Amendment, and that private institutions live up to their own stated free-speech standards.”
In the Detroit Free Press, Phoebe Wall Howard reports that Ford is investing $900 million into its Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan, adding about 900 new jobs during the next four years. President Trump called the move “great news,” tweeting that “companies are pouring back into the United States - they want to be where the action is!”
“The e-cigarette craze among teenagers has become an epidemic. We agree with those who believe that e-cigarettes may offer a lower-risk alternative for adult smokers who still want access to nicotine. But the continued availability of this opportunity to adults is being endangered by the e-cigarette industry’s slowness to address the dangers its products pose to teens,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar and FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb write in The Washington Post.
“No matter how hard Congress tries to ignore, deny and dodge reality, we have a humanitarian, security and enforcement crisis at the border,” Kimberly Guilfoyle writes in The Daily Caller. “Illegal immigrant apprehensions on our southern border are at the highest level in a decade. But even that statistic doesn’t tell the whole story.”
President Trump Visits The Last Tank Plant In America, Which He Helped Save
Today, President Donald J. Trump visits the Army’s sole surviving tank plant in Lima, Ohio, “the first such presidential visit there since George W. Bush stopped by in 2003,” Loren Thompson writes in Forbes. “President Obama never visited, and the depressed level of military spending during his presidency nearly shut the place down. That is not an exaggeration,” he adds.
“President Trump understands the importance of the work that is done at Lima for the nation’s warfighters and for the workers in the local communities, which is why he didn’t make it to Davos this year but he will be in Lima.” Click here to read more.
“The Trump defense budget is helping to create good manufacturing jobs at good wages, including in communities like Lima that have fallen behind economically. The revitalized Lima plant will directly employ a little more than 1,000 employees,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro writes in The New York Times. “The president’s bold decision to rescue the Lima plant from the Obama budget sequestration oblivion will reap this nation benefits for years to come.”
Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump “is leading the administration’s latest bipartisan effort, this time to reform federal college education and job training, even for newly released prison inmates,” Paul Bedard reports for the Washington Examiner. “With other bipartisan victories already under her belt, Trump this week turned to improving the Higher Education Act to help more poor students and bolster efforts to steer Americans to trades where the jobs are, including apprenticeships.”
“Border Patrol said that it caught more than 400 illegal immigrants trying to break into the U.S. in El Paso, Texas, during one five-minute span Tuesday morning,” Stephen Dinan reports in The Washington Times. “Officials said most of the migrants were family members or unaccompanied children from Central America, enticed to come to the U.S. by lax policies that virtually ensure their quick release into the community.”
President Trump’s United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) not only replaces and modernizes the decades-old NAFTA—it’s “chock full of provisions that will help American small businesses boost exports and safeguard their intellectual property,” writes Karen Kerrigan, president of the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council, in the Press and Journal. “Congress needs to approve USMCA as soon as possible.”
White House Seeks Ways to Get More People to Work
“The White House in a new report highlighted the strength of the labor-force participation rate and pushed for policies to encourage more people to work as millions of baby boomers retire,” Sarah Chaney reports in The Wall Street Journal.
Contributing to this stable participation rate: “strong labor demand, shown by 101 straight months of job growth, according to Labor Department data.”
Click here to continue reading.
“Americans give the nation's economy glowing reviews in a new CNN Poll conducted by SSRS, and Donald Trump's approval rating may be reaping the benefits,” Jennifer Agiesta reports for CNN. “Overall, 71% say the nation's economy is in good shape, the highest share to say so since February 2001, and the best rating during Trump's presidency by two points.”
More: President Trump’s 2019 economic report released this morning
“The White House said Monday it wants to reform higher education by imposing ‘common-sense’ limits on how much parents and graduate students may borrow, saying it will pressure institutions to keep tuition down, while extending Pell Grants and the work-study programs to students who want to get skills outside the traditional two-or-four-year college track,” Tom Howell Jr. reports for The Washington Times.
Watch: Ivanka Trump says it’s time to modernize higher ed
Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and White House Office of National Drug Control Policy Director Jim Carroll visited the Volunteers of America Mid-States addiction recovery center in Louisville, Lisa Gillespie reports for WFPL. Director Carroll added that another key part of “the Trump Administration’s plan to thwart drug use is the potential wall that would separate parts of the U.S. from Mexico.”
“President Trump donated a quarter of his salary to the Department of Homeland Security on Monday and tweeted out a photo of the check to prove it,” Leah Barkoukis reports in Townhall. “While the press doesn't like writing about it, nor do I need them to, I donate my yearly Presidential salary of $400,000.00 to different agencies throughout the year,” President Trump wrote.
President Trump Was Right to Veto Resolution Blocking His National Emergency Declaration
“President Trump’s veto Friday of a resolution blocking his declaration of a national emergency on the U.S.-Mexico border showed that he understands he wasn’t elected to appease career politicians in the Senate. He was elected, in part, to secure the southern border and protect American lives,” former Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer writes.
“When it comes to protecting the American people, Trump has made clear that there can be no compromise . . . This action is fully within his constitutional powers.” Click here to read more.
“U.S. employers posted nearly 7.6 million open jobs in January, near a record high set in November,” Christopher Rugaber reports for The Associated Press. “The tally of available jobs now outnumbers the unemployed by roughly 1 million. Openings began to outpace the unemployed last spring, for the first time in the 18 years the data has been tracked.”
“Criminal organizations in Mexico have mounted a lucrative new smuggling operation that uses express buses to deliver Guatemalan migrant families to the U.S. border in a matter of days, making the journey faster, easier and safer,” Nick Miroff writes in The Washington Post. Missing from The Washington Post’s story is that President Trump wants to close the loopholes powering this “conveyor belt,” while Congressional Democrats want to keep them.
“U.S. consumer sentiment rose by more than expected as optimism picked up for incomes and the economy, suggesting support for growth in coming months,” Carlyann Edwards reports for Bloomberg. “The University of Michigan’s preliminary March sentiment index advanced to 97.8, the highest this year.”
“The White House is urging Congress to set new limits on student loan borrowing by graduate students and parents, as part of a larger package spelling out the Trump administration’s priorities for higher education legislation,” Emily Wilkins reports for Bloomberg Government. “We need to modernize our higher education system to make it more affordable, flexible, and outcomes oriented so all Americans, young and old, can learn the skills they need to secure and retain good paying jobs,” Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump said in statement.
State Attorneys General: Donald Trump's National Emergency Declaration is Constitutional
“President Donald Trump’s emergency declaration is a proper use of executive power to protect our country’s borders and keep Americans safe,” state Attorneys General Ken Paxton (R-TX), Curtis Hill (R-IN), and Jeff Landry (R-LA) write in USA Today.
“Unfortunately, the crisis at the southern border is one that only the federal government may truly solve. With no solutions coming from Congress, the president is faithfully executing the duties of his office by invoking a law Congress already passed: the National Emergencies Act.” Click here to read more.
Police in the San Francisco Bay Area arrested a criminal illegal immigrant for the brutal slaying of a 59-year-old woman, NBC Bay Area reports. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement said agents tried to deport the suspect “nine times before, but their detainer requests were not honored in Los Angeles and Santa Clara counties, both so-called ‘sanctuary cities.’”
“United States Customs and Border Protection said a human smuggler dropped two children over the U.S.-Mexico border wall and created a diversion that allowed 10 others to cross illegally,” Rafael Avitabile reports for NBC San Diego. “The agency said a human smuggler dropped two El Salvadorian girls, ages 6 and 9, near a bank of concertina wire in U.S. territory Monday night. According to the CBP, as agents vacated their patrol posts to respond, 10 people crossed the border illegally at another location and eluded agents.”
“The U.S. trade deficit for goods hit a record high in 2018, but critics wrongly blame this on a failure of President Donald Trump’s trade policies,” White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro writes in USA Today. “Gross domestic product growth of 3 percent in 2018, coupled with a rapid rise in real wages and the lowest unemployment in 50 years, boosted import demand even as slower growth in markets like Europe suppressed U.S. exports. The robust Trump economy is one of the deficit’s biggest drivers.”
Give the Border Patrol a Break
“A new report from the U.S. Border Patrol proves that only the willfully ignorant can doubt that we’re dealing with an immigration crisis,” Dr. Ed Feulner writes in The Washington Times. “Border Patrol agents apprehended more than 66,000 migrants at the U.S.-Mexican border in February. That’s the highest total for a single month in almost a decade.”
“The entire system right now is at full capacity,” agent Manuel Padilla said. “Actually, it’s overwhelmed.” Click here to read more.
“On Thursday, the Senate will take up the House resolution to disapprove of the president’s emergency declaration. The question is simple: Do you believe, as President Trump does, that we have a crisis on the southern border that must be addressed to protect American families?” Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK) writes in The Washington Post. “The refusal of Democrats to give our Border Patrol agents and our immigration enforcement officials the resources they need to secure the border puts all Americans at risk. They left the president with no choice but to declare a national emergency, and he is on sound legal footing.”
“In May 2016, a group of national health experts issued an urgent plea in a private letter to high-level officials in the Obama administration,” Scott Higham, Sari Horwitz, and Katie Zezima report for The Washington Post. “Thousands of people were dying from overdoses of fentanyl — the deadliest drug to ever hit U.S. streets.” Yet “despite mounting deaths and warnings, the Obama administration did not take extraordinary measures to confront an extraordinary crisis, experts say.”
“National Guard troops helped with the arrest of 23,034 illegal immigrants and the seizure of more than 35,000 pounds of drugs in the roughly six months they were deployed to the border in fiscal 2018, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection,” Anna Giaritelli reports in the Washington Examiner.
Former Vice President Joe Biden “criticized President Donald Trump’s proposed 2020 budget for doing what his own administration asked for in their time at the White House. Biden decried the budget, saying, ‘Did you see the budget that was just introduced?’” Saagar Enjeti writes in The Daily Caller. “The proposed reductions to Medicare exactly mirror the same mechanism proposed by the Obama administration.”
President Trump’s 2020 Budget Seeks More Border Wall Funding, Work Requirements for Welfare
“President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2020 budget proposal would eliminate the federal deficit in 15 years, add new work requirements for welfare recipients, and fund additional construction of a border wall,” Fred Lucas reports for The Daily Signal.
“We have more reforms than any other president’s budget in history, but, look, what has happened for far too long is that Congress has blamed mandatory spending and then increased discretionary spending, which they have a vote on every single year by large degrees,” White House Office of Management and Budget Acting Director Russ Vought said. Click here to read more.
In an interview with Breitbart News yesterday, President Trump said he does not want immigrants coming to the United States to be dependent on welfare programs. “We have a problem, because we have politicians that are not strong, or they have bad intentions, or they want to get votes, because they think if they come in they’re going to vote Democrat, you know, for the most part,” the President explained.
“More than 2,000 people in Immigration and Customs Enforcement custody are being quarantined amid an outbreak of mumps and other diseases,” Geneva Sands, Michelle Lou, and Susan Scutti report for CNN. “The numbers of immigrants in custody with a contagious diseases has spiked in the past year. For the previous two years, the agency has not encountered a single case of mumps among its detainees.”
The Boston Herald editorial board writes that Democrats are giving anti-Semitism safe harbor in their party. “It is remarkable that we find ourselves in a situation where the new faces of the Democrats in Congress speak freely in extremist terms and the rest of the party’s power structure is afraid to tamp it down in any real way. We must call on elected leaders to condemn hateful rhetoric rather than attempt to curry favor with a freshman congressman from the Bronx.”
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From the White House
President Trump saves the last tank factory in the Western Hemisphere
In 2012, the Obama Administration sought to close one of America’s premier defense facilities as part of mandated budget sequestration. Congressional Republicans managed to stop them, but the number of employees at the plant still plummeted to just 75.
“Enter President Trump,” writes White House Director of Trade and Manufacturing Policy Peter Navarro in The New York Times, “with a far different view of the role of a strong military in both defending our homeland and revitalizing our manufacturing base.”
Visiting the plant in Lima, Ohio, this afternoon, President Trump told its workers what they mean to our country. “It is here in Lima, right here, that American greatness is forged with American hands, with American heart, and with American pride,” the President said. He also announced the addition of 400 new jobs at the manufacturing facility.
America’s resurgence over the past two years is captured neatly by two numbers. The first is economic growth, which just cleared 3 percent for the first time in more than a decade. The second is Gallup polling that reveals 6 in 10 Americans are optimistic that today’s children will live better lives than their parents—up from just 44 percent in 2011.
The American dream is back because President Trump understands what so many experts do not: that restoring American greatness is bigger than any one policy. While Washington spent years tinkering with more regulations and more bureaucracy, towns across our heartland withered. Regaining their trust meant renewing their faith in our shared destiny as citizens, including our economy, our military, and our people.
Today, there are plenty of reasons for that trust. Manufacturing jobs are being created at six times the pace of the previous administration’s final two years. Blue-collar workers are on track to receive almost $2,500 more in annual wages. Our military members have received their largest pay raise in nearly a decade, and more than $700 billion is being invested this year alone to rebuild the strongest military on earth.
“We don’t know what challenges will come, what dangers we must face, or what opportunities we must seize,” President Trump told factory workers in Ohio today. “But we know that America will always be ready because of you.”
President Trump is making America secure by bringing back manufacturing.
Watch: It is right here where “American greatness is forged”
Ending the worst drug crisis in U.S. history
Six months before Donald J. Trump was elected President, a group of health experts wrote a private letter with “an urgent plea” to senior officials in the Obama Administration.
“Thousands of people were dying from overdoses of fentanyl — the deadliest drug to ever hit U.S. streets — and the [Obama] administration needed to take immediate action. The epidemic had been escalating for three years,” The Washington Post reported last week. “The administration considered the request but did not act on it.”
When President Trump took office 8 months later, the opioid crisis was devastating communities across the country. Nearly 64,000 Americans died from a drug overdose in 2016 alone. Opioid overdoses accounted for more than 42,000 of these deaths—more than any previous year on record.
In October 2017, President Trump declared the opioid crisis a public health emergency. And one year ago today, he introduced the Initiative to Stop Opioid Abuse, a historic effort to cut off the illicit drug supply and drive down demand in the United States.
The results should give all Americans hope:
Under this President, the carnage of America’s worst drug crisis will not be ignored. President Trump’s nationwide call to action to end our opioid crisis.
By the numbers: How President Trump is helping America recover
Watch President Trump host Brazil’s new leader
Today, President Trump welcomed the recently elected President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro, to the White House.
President Bolsonaro’s election marked a historic opportunity for the United States and Brazil—the two largest democracies in the Western Hemisphere—to build a new partnership focused on increased prosperity, strong security, and national sovereignty.
Perhaps most important, Brazil is a crucial ally in President Trump’s stand against the corrupt, socialist Maduro dictatorship in Venezuela. President Bolsonaro reiterated that Brazil stands with Venezuelan Interim President Juan Guaido, as well as with the democratically elected National Assembly and the Venezuelan people in their fight against tyranny.
“The twilight hour of socialism has arrived in our hemisphere,” President Trump said from the Rose Garden this afternoon. “And hopefully, by the way, it’s also arrived—that twilight hour—in our great country.”
“I have always admired the United States of America,” President Bolsonaro added. “And this sense of admiration has just increased after you took office.”
Watch President Trump: “We have a truly historic chance.”
More: The full joint statement from the two leaders
President Trump’s response to the Senate national emergency vote
Today, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) signed a resolution to disapprove of President Donald J. Trump’s national emergency for the crisis on our southern border.
The President had a one-word response for the Democrat-led bill: “VETO!”
The stakes couldn’t be clearer, as Vice President Mike Pence laid out in an interview with Fox News. “A vote against the President's national emergency declaration is a vote to deny the humanitarian and security crisis that's happening at our southern border.”
This morning, three state Attorneys General explained the Constitutional authority President Trump used in declaring the national emergency. “Unlike President Barack Obama, who unlawfully used executive power to create new laws or rewrite laws Congress enacted, President Trump is lawfully using executive power to address a crisis worsened by congressional inaction,” Ken Paxton (R-TX), Curtis Hill (R-IN), and Jeff Landry (R-LA) write.
“The facts matter — these facts show the president has acted lawfully and within the scope of discretion Congress and the people vested in him. Congress should support President Trump.”
Share President Trump’s response to Congressional Democrats.
Watch: Even The Washington Post knows there is a crisis on the border
A St. Patrick’s Day tradition at the White House
A longstanding tradition lives on today as President Trump welcomes the Taoiseach of Ireland, Leo Varadkar, to the White House. Since 1952, Ireland has presented the President of the United States with a box of shamrocks to kick off the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day.
“It’s a great honor to have the Prime Minister of Ireland. We’ve become fast friends,” President Trump said today from the Oval Office. “Very, very special country.”
Earlier this evening, President Trump joined Prime Minister Varadkar for the traditional shamrock bowl presentation. And at a “Friends of Ireland” luncheon this afternoon, the President gave tribute to the holiday’s namesake. “May we draw new strength from the noble example of Saint Patrick. And may we all be blessed by the luck of the Irish.” A look back: St. Patrick’s Day and Irish heritage in American history
January 16, 2019:
247 illegal migrants rush the U.S. border in New Mexico.
Night vision footage captures the scene—one that U.S. Customs and Border Protection officers must confront week after week in areas where border barriers are insufficient or run-down.
Congressional Democrats and too many of their allies in the media would rather you not see videos like these. That’s because it’s much tougher to keep pretending that there’s no crisis on our southern border if Americans actually know what is happening there.
This is what a national emergency looks like
One month ago this Friday, President Donald J. Trump signed a national emergency declaration to address the humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border. In the weeks since, the absolute worst of Washington’s irresponsibility has been on full display.
There has been virtually no debate about policy or solutions. There has been no discussion of how our broken immigration system fails citizens and newcomers alike. There has been no acknowledgement of Congress’ years of failure to act—or the undue burden that failure has placed on law enforcement every single day.
In other words, once again, there has been no accountability.
The price we pay is steep. Human smugglers exploit our broken border and profit off the migrants they trick into making the treacherous journey north. About 300 Americans die each week from heroin—90 percent of which flows across our southern border. And 266,000 criminals arrested over a two-year period by immigration officials were responsible for 100,000 assaults, nearly 30,000 sex crimes, and 4,000 murders.
While the statistics are sobering, the images are worth a thousand words:
Americans will remember if the only real action Congress takes is attempting to stop the President from enforcing its own duly passed laws.
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ONE NATION UNDER GOD
This resource is to help us stay current on important information that is taking place in our nation so that we can intercede. Be sure to check here often.
In the Book of Acts, the Church experienced miraculous breakthroughs as a result of prayer.
As The Church is stepping up prayer across our nation, we will not only see our God save America, but we will also see the Great Outpouring of His Spirit across the land.
Prayer always lays track for revival! Always!
Effective prayer comes from those who put God's Word first place in their lives.
No Word...No Faith...
No Faith...No Change!
Be sure to read the Tuesday Bible Lessons... now called The Library
Kenneth Copeland prophetic word about 2019.
Jerry Savelle prophetic word:
2019 will be a Year of Marvels, Wonders, and Extraordinary Manifestations of the Greatness of Your God!