1216. Weekly News + Keep Watching & Praying

This week’s news plus staying alert to how God shows us to pray

IT’S NEW TO ME

IDF lays new infrastructure to detect sounds of Hezbollah digging 

Hezbollah tunnel (photo credit: COURTESY ANNA AHRONHEIM)

Iranian MP announces $3 million award for whoever kills Trump

If Impeachment Becomes Adam Schiff “Circus,” Mitch McConnell Will Utilize the Kill Switch

Cluster of explosive devices land near Jerusalem

Masked Palestinians release incendiary balloons near Khan Yunis in the Gaza Strip (photo credit: MAJDI FATHI,TPS)

Bernie Considering Naming Warren His VP & Treasury Secretary At Same Time, If He Wins

Stopping the spread of antisemitism to save society

Al-Aqsa preacher: Jerusalem will soon be capital of global caliphate (MUST READ)

MUSLIMS PRAY next to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. (photo credit: REUTERS)

China Forced to Enact Quarantine as Deadly Coronavirus Mutates and Spreads

UN Says Caravans Qualify As “Climate Refugees” And Must Be Let In!¬†

Assessing the ticking clock on Iran’s nuclear weapon

Florida Man Murders Pro-Trump Boss, Covers Body in American Flag

And Now They Are Selling Transgender Baby Dolls for Kids 

Hezbollah-dominated government emerges in Lebanon for the first since 1990 

 

A DEMONSTRATOR IN Beirut holds up a national flag as police use water cannon during a protest against the newly formed Lebanon government earlier this week. (photo credit: REUTERS, MOHAMED AZAKIR)

 

SETTING OUR MINDS ON THINGS ABOVE

Keep Watching and Praying

Keep watching and praying, that you may not come into
temptation; the spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.
MARK 14:38

I just watched Juan Williams on Fox News say that President Trump’s historic pro-life speech at the Right to Life Rally in Washington D.C. was dangerous for America. That pretty well sums up what rational God-fearing people are up against in this country these days. The UN is demanding we let in those poor “climate refugees.” Iran inches closer to a nuclear weapon. Israel’s enemies are becoming even more bold. The deadly Coronavirus is mutating and spreading, and the impeachment circus continues. Never a dull moment these days. Clearly our world needs our prayers.

Sometimes our prayers just flow, but often, prayer is work. You don’t feel like praying. Distractions are incessant. Your thoughts wander. Your flesh is demanding to be fulfilled. Maybe all you feel like doing is sleeping, but you can hear God’s still, small voice drawing you to come to Him in prayer. These are the times when we must persevere. If the opposition is this strong, something important is at stake. We must pray. It is at times like these that God is calling us to watch and keep watching, to pray and keep on praying no matter what.

Jesus was facing the most horrible ordeal one could possibly imagine. His entire life on earth had led to this moment. He knew what He had to do, and He knew Satan would stop at nothing to defeat Him. Jesus was about to experience both the wrath and abandonment of His Father and the demonic rage and fury of Satan. If there was ever a time when He needed the prayers of His disciples, this was it. If there was ever a time for the comfort and companionship of those He had poured His life into for the past three years, this was it. Yet, He found them sleeping.

When has Jesus asked you to watch and pray? How did you respond? Have you never heard Him make this request? Surely, He has, but have you heard Him? Are you listening for His voice? Jesus is looking for those He can count on at any time, under any circumstances. When He awakens you in the middle of the night, are you listening for His voice? Are you willing to pray and keep praying for the one He places on your mind and heart? Is He calling you to pray over something you read in this post?

Are you willing to be someone Jesus can depend on to carry out His mission by praying His will into existence? Many times, He won’t act until His people pray, even if they don’t feel like it. Will you be one of those people?

ON THE LIGHTER SIDE

A wise man’s heart directs him toward the right, but a foolish man’s heart directs him toward the left–Ecclesiastes 10:2
(This explains a lot.)

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