North Korea Fires High-Thrust Rocket

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On Sunday, North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un directed the firing of a new type of high-thrust rocket engine. Kim called it a “great event of historic significance” for North Korea’s rocket industry. The test confirmed the engine’s thrust power, structural safety, and reliability.

The UN has banned the country from conducting long-range missile tests. A successful test indicates North Korea is getting closer to firing a long-range missile. The test may have been timed to coincide with the visit of U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to China and other Asian countries. Earlier this month it fired off four ballistic missiles into the Sea of Japan, roughly landing 120 miles from Japan’s shoreline.

The President responded with a tweet, saying Kim “is acting very, very badly.”

Why this Matters: China is the only country that has influence over Kim, and strongly supports his regime. The fear is that if his regime collapses, waves of refugees will flood into China, which would cause South Korean and U.S. forces to line up along China’s border.

However, China reluctantly agreed to the sanctions against North Korea imposed by the UN Security Council. The sanctions imposed in December slashed North Korea’s exports of coal by about 60 percent. The country is mired in economic hardships and the sanctions will reduce the hard currency available to fund its weapons program.

How to Pray: For the Christians persecuted in North Korea and that any weapon formed against the U.S. will be supernaturally stopped. Pray the Lord will protect our military forces stationed in South Korea, at home, and around the world.

sources:
http://www.reuters.com/article/us-northkorea-nuclear-un-idUSKBN13P1TF
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2017/03/19/north-korea-tests-new-type-high-thrust-rocket-engine.html

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Three Invaders Try to Thwart
White House Security

President Trump was asleep inside the White House on March 10 when an invader scaled three fences to enter the White House grounds. He was roaming the grounds for 17 minutes before being apprehended by the Secret Service.

According to Congressman Jason Chaffetz, who spoke to Homeland Security Chief Kelly, the intruder was was able to get up next to the White House, hide behind a pillar, look through a window and rattle the door handle.

The suspect, 26-year-old Johnathan Tran, was also carrying two cans of pepper spray when apprehended, authorities said.

Another invader got inside the grounds of the White House on Saturday March 18. He was not carrying weapons. The President was not in residence, having left the day before for Mar-a-Lago, his residence in Palm Beach, Florida.

Yet a third man was arrested on Saturday night at 11 p.m. after making threats at a Secret Service checkpoint outside the White House. He claimed to have a bomb in his car.

Last week, a laptop belonging to a female Secret Security agent was stolen from a parked car. The device was highly encrypted, but contained floor plans of the Trump Tower and other sensitive items.

The Secret Service boosted security following the latest arrest. That agency and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Affairs are conducting investigations.

Why this Matters: This is not uncommon and happened while Obama was President. However, these are all coming at once and show a huge problem with security.

Pray for the Oversight committee and others responsible for the President’s safety. Pray the Lord will preserve and protect him and all of our elected officials and cabinet members.

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Terrorist Killed at Paris Airport

A convicted criminal named Ziyed Ben Belgacem was killed at the Paris Orly airport have having fired at three police officers. The police stopped the man for speeding near his home in the suburb of Stains. He pulled out a shotgun and fired at the officers, wounding one in the head, then sped away.

Belgacem, 39, then hijacked another car at gunpoint and drove to the airport where he wrestled a French soldier’s gun from her and fled into a McDonald’s. He was then killed by troops taking part in a security initiative. France is under a state of emergency following a series of attacks over the past two years.

Why this Matters: The man was of Tunisian decent, but born in France. It is believed he was radicalized in prison and had links to radical Islam. He had previously been jailed for armed robbery and drug trafficking. He shouted, “I am here to die for Allah,” before being killed by police.

How to Pray: That God would give an edge over the enemy to law enforcement. Pray that Americans would wake up to the truth about Islam and that they would realize that Allah is not the Lord God Almighty. Pray for the freedom of women and children enslaved by Islam and that they might be saved by the Lord Jesus.

Is. 45:22 – Look unto me, and be ye saved, all the ends of the earth: for I am God, and there is none else.

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Three U.S. Soldiers Shot in Afghanistan

An Afghan Army soldier opened fire on U.S. Army soldiers on Sunday in a base in souther Afghanistan. Coalition security forces on the base killed the Afghani in order to end the attack. The extend of the soldiers’ wounds was not immediately known.

Why this Matters: There are 8,400 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, and more troops may be sent in.

Pray for the soldiers’ healing and for their comfort. Pray their pain would fade and they and their families would reach out to God during this time.

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Thank you so much for your continued prayers! The enemy would love to destroy our nation–and we cannot grow weary standing in the gap in prayer. Pray that the “cold civil war” in America (Right vs. Left) would end God’s way. May He receive the glory as we stand in faith and righteousness in these difficult times.

Gal. 6:9 – And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.

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