Praying for the POTUS

6 03 2017

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I DECLARE that the anointing for the Presidency of the United States has been completely transferred from President Obama to President Trump. This means that the authority President Obama had is now gone. He may be surprised himself over his relative political impotence. I am not making this up, it is the truth of Scripture…

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.Romans 13:1-2

My good friend, Andrea George, sent me an email with a prayer vision for President Trump. She shows the similarity of the transition from King Saul to King David. David’s prayers in the Psalms could be applied to our praying for President Trump. Enjoy Andrea’s revelation.

Thanks Les.  Here are the prayers:
As you pointed out, the mantle (authority) of the office of President of the USA has been taken off the shoulders of the prior President and placed on the shoulders of President Trump. 
As Samuel anointed David, and Saul realized that he had lost the mantle (authority) of kingship, his heart filled with jealousy and he devised schemes to eliminate David and prevent his rule over the kingdom.  We see a parallel today in what is happening in the attempts to destabilize and remove the President from leadership:
Here are some of David’s words, as he cried to Yehovah during his time of being hunted and maligned.  Please join me in using these words in intercession for President Trump.  (It is also noted that David refused to kill or harm his oppressor.)
 
Psalm 35:26 – Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt; let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me (Donald Trump).
Psalm 38:4 – Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my (Donald Trump) soul; let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my (Donald Trump) hurt.
Psalm 40:14 – Let them be confounded and ashamed together that seek after my soul to destroy it.  Let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me (Donald Trump) evil.
If, indeed, the prophecy that Donald Trump is a modern-day Cyrus appointed by God (to restore the Temple, and help Israel), then we pray that the blessings and promises of Genesis 12:3 will fall upon our nation and that our nation will turn back to Yehovah and His Kingdom principles.  Amen.
Genesis 12:3 – I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you;  and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
 Blessings, Andrea
“All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling … be glory and majesty, dominion and power … both now and forever …”Jude 24,25
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Melania and the Lord’s Prayer

20 02 2017

Here is a post from my favorite writer (who happens to be my wife). Doreen was really inspired by Melania last Saturday at the Melbourne, Florida Trump rally. She also responded to horrible criticisms of Melania. I hope you enjoy.

My heart hurts today for a very lovely lady, the First Lady of the United States.I was not on the “Trump Train” in the beginning of the primaries, but before long, I recognized that God’s hand was on a Trump presidency. He was moved forward through a very difficult process to final victory. It had to have been an act of God. But this post is not about President Trump. It is concerning his wife who has been faithfully supporting him all along the way.

I know nothing, really, about Melania’s past. I do know that she is a legal immigrant who speaks five languages, that she is devoted to her husband and her son, and she loves the United States of America. I also know that she is a woman, and she is human, and I can imagine how devastated she must be under the weight of the horrible things that have been said about her this past week. She has been called ugly names, mocked for her (very charming) accent, and criticized for saying the Lord’s Prayer at the Rally in Melbourne, FL yesterday. She was mocked for reading the prayer instead of saying it from memory. How miserably critical and malicious does one have to be to do this to her? One poisonous tweet actually said she couldn’t possibly be a Christian if she couldn’t say the prayer from memory. Seriously? I would address these detractors and ask: “How many languages do you speak?” “Could you stand in front of thousands of people and speak without notes?” “Have you been given the authority to say who is a Christian and who is not?”

My respect for Melania Trump soared after seeing her step forward after being thus maligned, and with grace and humility, lead with, “Let us pray…” I was so proud of her! She continued:

“Our Father in heaven,  Hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever (and ever). Amen.”

She said this with sincerity and feeling. The crowd joined in with her, and it was truly a holy moment.

I would like to speak a warning to those who feel it is their duty to tear down another. The scripture that includes this prayer (Matthew 6) doesn’t stop with “Amen”. Jesus felt it necessary to explain one part of this prayer. Do you know what the next verse says?

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

I never pray this prayer anymore without thinking about this passage. If I DO NOT FORGIVE, I will not be forgiven. The way I forgive is the way I AM ASKING GOD TO FORGIVE ME! Is the way I forgive the gold standard I want God to use towards me? Lord, have mercy on us all!

Melania Trump is a beautiful, gracious, classy lady. I’m sure she is not without sin, as none of us are. I admire our First Lady greatly and I pray for her. I pray that the weight of her new position and the ugliness of the attacks against her will not crush her. May these experiences, good and bad, serve to drive her further into the loving and accepting arms of Jesus. I believe she will serve us well in the White House.

profile pic You can read other blogs by Doreen here: Happyendtimer

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The Unspoken Truth

10 02 2017

dry-bones-jewish-truthThis is another classic Israeli cartoon from my favorite cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen. His point is the central problem with a Palestinian state. No matter what talking points the Palestinian Authority uses, they absolutely refuse to accept a Jewish state. The only answer is still simply the annexation of most of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). The two-state idea is dead.

Here is the final word about the subject from God’s own voice:

“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.” Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah. Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you bereave them of children.” Ezekiel 36:6-12

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White Privilege Narrative Danger

6 02 2017

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Anarchists are exploiting the white privilege narrative. A fake meme has emerged which claims that there is no hope for minorities because of white privilege. The charge itself can be debated, but the deadly ricochet from the accusation is worse. It is like telling your son: “You lazy good for nothing. You’ll never amount to anything!” Words matter.

FAITH – Christians recognize those words as a curse that can ruin the child’s future. The same is now happening on a massive scale against minorities in the US. It is the opposite of faith and hope. Telling folks they can never advance because of white privilege, is a damnable lie. It is using the words of the devil himself. Jesus declared that all things are possible with God. Faith does not accept limitation. Our nation was built on Biblical faith for everyday challenges. Blessings come from God through walking in His ways of obedience and faith. It actually works. It matters what you believe. If you believe anything is possible with God, you are more likely to succeed. If you believe you can’t win because life isn’t fair or you are a victim of your race or economic status, you will probably fail.

HOPE – What is the American dream? Is it a big house and a fancy car with lots of money? Or, is it believing that in the freedom, liberty and opportunity afforded by this great country, anyone can achieve just about anything they work hard to reach? That is the American dream.

President Obama’s election not only validated that dream, his proclamation of hope and change inspired millions with new faith in the American dream.He used the powerful slogan: “Yes we can!” Ironically, eight years later, we see this ominous cloud of dis-belief. “Yes We Can” was a message of hope, but the fruit was hopelessness

The white privilege narrative is manipulated to convince minorities that there is no hope for them! “No, you can’t!” How utterly contradictory this is to the historical evidence of the Obama win. It is a lie. If blacks cannot make it, how did President Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, Senator Tim Scott, Ben Carson, actors, lawyers, musicians and athletes by the thousands succeed?

America is not perfect, but it is still the one place where the lowliest person can have a real hope to advance with hard work and faith in God.

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

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Jesus, Trump and Ellis Island

30 01 2017

Ellis Island?

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President Trump has paused US entry from seven countries. The sun will come up tomorrow. Here is my commentary on the “end of the world” protesters. This Executive Order does not come close to our historical norms for border control. Allow me to give a few talking points to counter the hysterical propaganda that is being propagated (Hmm, that is an interesting word) by the media. Their incorrect points get way too much attention. Please feel free to share this rebuttal.

Emily Litella is BackShe was a Saturday Night Live character played by Gilda Radner in the 70’s. Her bit was that she would be all excited denouncing something on the news, but then find out she completely misunderstood. She would then conclude with the classic line: “Nevermind!” We now have thousands of Emily Litellas marching on airports. Here is why they should “nevermind.”

  1. Not racism. Islam is not a race.
  2. Not all Muslims. Only seven of the 57 Muslim nations.
  3. Not only Muslims. All people from those countries.
  4. Not permanent. Paused for 120 days.
  5. Not unconstitutional. Perfectly legal action of the President.
  6. Not new. Presidents Obama and Carter blocked Iraq and Iran, respectively.
  7. Not unfair. Immigration is a privilege, not a right.
  8. Not immoral. Unlimited, un-vetted access would be immoral and dangerous.

Ellis Island History

Senator Shumer said the Statue of Liberty was weeping. Does anybody remember Ellis Island?

Ellis Island was the principal federal immigration station in the United States from 1892 to 1954. More than 12 million immigrants were processed here. Over time, the immigration station spread over 3 connected islands with numerous structures including a hospital and contagious disease wards. It is estimated that over 40 percent of all citizens can trace their ancestry to those who came through Ellis Island. In its early years, when the greatest number of immigrants entered the country, Ellis Island mirrored the nation’s generous attitude and open door policy. After passage of immigration laws in the 1920s, it was used more for “assembly, detainment, and deporting aliens,” and symbolized a closing door. Immigrants were required to pass a series of medical and legal inspections before they could enter America. The actual experience of going through inspection or detainment on Ellis Island was often nerve wracking. Those who did not pass these inspections were returned to their country of origin on the boats that brought them here. Even though only 2 percent of those coming to America were turned away at Ellis Island, that translated to over 250,000 people whose hopes and dreams turned to tears. Ellis Island

Twelve million were admitted. 250,000 were not. That was a vetting process. Normal immigration standards. Why such scandal now? There is something very nefarious behind the rent-a-mobs. President Obama, having returned to his community organizer roots, is now fanning the flames of discontent. He has not even been out of office for two weeks. What a difference from the attitude of President Bush who chose not to criticize his successor.

What Would Jesus SayI saw one sign that said Jesus would welcome them. We don’t have to guess, because He spoke directly on a similar question regarding taxes to Caesar. His answer?

But Jesus perceived their wickedness, and said, “Why do you test Me, you hypocrites? Show Me the tax money.” So they brought Him a denarius. And He said to them, “Whose image and inscription is this?” They said to Him, “Caesar’s.” And He said to them, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s.” Matthew 22:18-21

Therefore, Jesus would counsel to abide by the law of the land. Is it okay to protest? Of course it is. This is an amazing country with precious liberty. But the way to effect change is through the ballot box, not rebellion from authority. Another election is less than two years away.

Pray for our President, our country and always for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Here is an excellent summary from National Review: Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria





Fake Peace

13 01 2017

israel-plan-will-fail-failjan122017Fake news gets lots of headlines, but fake peace is more deadly. I’m talking about this Sunday’s Paris “Peace” Conference. Some 72 nations are meeting to find the solution to the “Israel Problem,” an echo of Hitler’s “solution to the Jewish problem.” Oh, and guess who is not invited? ISRAEL!

“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace—and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down. Surely, when the wall has fallen, will it not be said to you, ‘Where is the mortar with which you plastered it?’ ”Ezekiel 13:10-12

Untempered mortar is mortar with not enough water. The spiritual meaning is a false peace conceived without the Holy Spirit.

The agreement they will reach has already been “leaked.” (We inhabit a devious world.) The concern in Israel is that it will be used in a UN resolution declaring a Palestinian state, with Obama’s last betrayal by abstention, before Trump can be sworn into office.

In rewriting history and making a mockery of justice and fairness, the United Nations has become a sick joke as it brazenly continues to back the Palestinian narrative that would drive Israel into the sea. Their spokesmen have been quoted over and again saying that they only want such a state as a launch pad for ridding the region of Jews altogether. Israel Today

72 countries including US to attend Paris peace conference

Paris conference to ask Israel and PA to commit to two states

January 15th: 70 Nations Will Gather In Paris To Discuss The Future Of Israel

The Nations Plot In Vain – Leaked Draft Of Paris Peace Conference Revealed

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”Psalm 2:1-6
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2
Pray for the REAL PEACE of Jerusalem!
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Chief Rabbi: We have God

3 01 2017

chief-rabbi-sephardicLast week saw a United States double betrayal of Israel, with the UN abstention and the Kerry speech. Here is the response from the Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef:

Israel Chief Rabbi: We Don’t Need America, We Have God   Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, gave a divine response to the Obama Administration’s gross betrayal of the Jewish state last week. “Sometimes, we need to be reminded from above that we can count on no one but our Father who art in heaven,” Yosef told a gathering at the Western Wall. “Even America… forsook us last week at the UN.” 

There is a definite move toward God in Israel. Atheism is on the wane, many secular Israelis are turning back to the God of Israel, and some even to Yeshua as Messiah. Even the Orthodox leaders (as the Chief Rabbi above) are declaring God “our Father in heaven” is their foundation and refuge.

We rejoice together for our hope in God. Even here in America, despite the strongest efforts of the outgoing Administration, this nation is poised on the threshold of an historic third great awakening. As we move forward in prayer for 2017, we all should echo the call of the Rabbi to count on no man, but “our Father who art in heaven.”

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of Yehovah our God. Psalm 20:7

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek Yehovah! Isaiah 31:1

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(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)








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