Wednesday, May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013 - On Watch in Washington - The Informer


 Israel rushed to beef up its rocket defenses on its northern border Sunday to shield against possible retaliation after carrying out two airstrikes in Syria over 48 hours - an escalation of Israeli involvement in the Syrian civil war.

Syria and its patron Iran hinted at possible retribution, though the rhetoric in official statements appeared relatively muted.

Despite new concerns about a regional war, Israeli officials signaled they will keep trying to block what they see as an effort by Iran to send sophisticated weapons to Lebanon's Hezbollah militia ahead of a possible collapse of Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime.

Pray that Syria and Iran would realize that further escalation of missile weaponry introduced into the area of the Middle East will only flame the fires of retaliation further. Pray that Israel will have the mind of the Lord in these decisions and that they will be delivered from the hands of the enemy. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.  


"The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them." (Psalm 34:7)



 during the recent TV miniseries "The Bible" had more than a passing resemblance to Mr. Obama. Now, however, those same supporters seem determined to remove all doubt about the anti-religious bigotry underlying this administration's every official pronouncement.

In the latest outrage, a virulently anti-Christian advocacy group - with the Orwellian name of the Religious Freedom Foundation - met privately with Pentagon officials to demand that current regulations be expanded to make the proselytizing of religious beliefs a court-martial offense for anyone in uniform.

Pray for our military leaders. Pray for the U.S. Military Joint Chiefs of Staff as they weigh the importance of having a military that represents the nation and its dependence upon God. Our official national motto "In God We Trust" expresses this truth clearly.


"Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance."(Psalm 33:12)



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Stevenot's group went door-to-door, collecting Republican signatures in individual legislative districts to prove to lawmakers that their reelection efforts would be thwarted if they voted for the expansion. Their efforts appear to be paying off; the Ohio General Assembly last month rejected Republican Gov. John Kasich's budget line item that would have allowed Ohio to accept the money. Democrats are hoping to bring the issue back for an up-or-down vote before the session ends this summer.

But there is passion on the other side as well. Hospitals have been among the most vocal supporters of expansion because the health-care law will reduce the payments they receive to treat uninsured patients - the expectation is that most of those patients would have health-care coverage. Many fear financial ruin without the Medicaid expansion.


Pray that the United States will come to fully realize that the Obamacare mandates that force its citizens to pay for abortion funding is evil and contrary to God's Word. Pray that the remaining states that have not made decisions regarding Obamacare will choose to honor God and would be granted supernatural wisdom, discernment and caution regarding the Obamacare sanctions.  


"I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him." (Deuteronomy 30:19-20)



The debate over minors' access to contraceptives is testing the loyalty of groups traditionally among the biggest supporters of President Obama, who said Thursday he is "comfortable" with his administration's efforts to find a middle ground on the issue.

Reproductive rights groups Thursday lambasted the administration's decision to appeal a federal ruling that would have made the morning-after pill Plan B One-Step available to all ages without a prescription.

But conservatives cheered the move - an indication that traditional battle lines over contraception have blurred, at least for a few days.

Pray that this move to include 15-year-olds in the legal use of morning-after pill availability would be denied in any form. These pills are another form of abortion and have no part in the design by God's Word to protect and cherish life. Pray that this nation will not compromise with the free use of such drugs. Pray that God's Word will be honored.


"My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place. When I was woven together in the depths of the earth, your eyes saw my unformed body." (Psalm 139:15-16)


"For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive what is due him for the things done while in the body, whether good or bad." (2 Corinthians 5:10)


"If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness." (1 John 1:9)



Russian strategic bombers conducted flights within the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week in Moscow's latest incident of nuclear saber rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials.

Two Bear H nuclear-capable bombers were detected flying into the military's Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the Aleutians, where a strategic missile defense radar is located, and Alaska's North Slope region by the Arctic and Chukchi Seas on April 28 and 29, military officials told the Washington Free Beacon.

Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis, a spokesman with the U.S. Northern Command, confirmed the fighter intercept of the latest bomber incursion but declined to provide details.


Pray that the U.S. and Russian administrations find ways to further their mutual advantages in working with each other in an atmosphere that pursues peace. Pray for creative ways for these two nations to work out their differences.


"Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it." (Psalm 34:14)





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