Here we are at a protest in favor of life and for Chen Guangcheng in front of the White House.

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Here we are at a protest in favor of life and for Chen Guangcheng in front of the White House.

Here we are at a protest in favor of life and for Chen Guangcheng in front of the White House.

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National Clergy Council Press Conference on Obamacare at the Supreme Court. Kathy was there!

You were represented there as Kathy Campbell was in attendance! Look for her on the left somewhat hidden.

National Clergy Council Press Conference on Obamacare

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Kathy Campbell was in attendance at the National Clergy Council Discussing Obamacare Mandates

Emergency meeting of the National Clergy Council to give guidance to the churches on resisting government mandates that abridge religious liberty and contradict Christian morality and ethics.

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Kathy Campbell Represented You at the National Clergy Council Meeting Discussing Obamacare Mandates

Kathy Campbell was able to represent you at the National Clergy Council meeting. I was unable to attend as I (Bob Campbell) had a previous commitment.
National Clergy Council

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Washington’s Farewell Address

1851-1877

February 22, 1862
Washington’s Farewell Address

No Senate tradition has been more steadfastly maintained than the annual reading of President George Washington’s 1796 Farewell Address.  In this letter to “Friends and Citizens,” Washington warned that the forces of geographical sectionalism, political factionalism, and interference by foreign powers in the nation’s domestic affairs threatened the stability of the Republic.  He urged Americans to subordinate sectional jealousies to common national interests.

The Senate tradition began on February 22, 1862, as a morale-boosting gesture during the darkest days of the Civil War.  Citizens of Philadelphia had petitioned Congress to commemorate the forthcoming 130th anniversary of Washington’s birth by reading the Address at a joint meeting of both houses.

Tennessee Senator Andrew Johnson introduced the petition in the Senate.  ”In view of the perilous condition of the country,” he said, “I think the time has arrived when we should recur back to the days, the times, and the doings of Washington and the patriots of the Revolution, who founded the government under which we live.”

Two by two, members of the Senate proceeded to the House Chamber for a joint session.  As they moved through Statuary Hall, they passed a display of recently captured Confederate battle flags.   President Abraham Lincoln, whose son Willie had died two days earlier, did not attend.  But members of his cabinet, the Supreme Court, and high-ranking military officers in full uniform packed the chamber to hear Secretary of the Senate John W. Forney read the Address.

Early in 1888—the centennial year of the Constitution’s ratification—the Senate recalled the ceremony of 1862 and had its presiding officer read the Address on February 22.  Within a few years, the Senate made the practice an annual event.

Every year since 1896, the Senate has observed Washington’s Birthday by selecting one of its members, alternating parties, to read the 7,641-word statement in legislative session.  Delivery generally takes about 45 minutes.  In 1985, Florida Senator Paula Hawkins tore through the text in a record-setting 39 minutes, while in 1962, West Virginia Senator Jennings Randolph, savoring each word, consumed 68 minutes.

At the conclusion of each reading, the appointed senator inscribes his or her name and brief remarks in a black, leather-bound book maintained by the Secretary of the Senate. Early entries in the notebook were typically brief explanations of the practice, accompanied by signature and date. Often, several entries appeared on a single page. In more recent years, entries have grown more elaborate and have included personal stories or comments on contemporary politics and policy. In 1956, Minnesota Senator Hubert Humphrey wrote that every American should study this memorable message. “It gives one a renewed sense of pride in our republic,” he wrote. “It arouses the wholesome and creative emotions of patriotism and love of country.” The book’s first entry bears the signature of Ohio Republican Joseph Foraker and is dated February 22, 1900. Links to selected entries are included below.

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Senators who have delivered Washington’s Farewell Address:

John J. Ingalls, February 22, 1888

Charles Manderson, February 22, 1893

John Martin, February 22, 1894

William Frye, February 22, 1896

John Daniel, February 22, 1897

Henry Cabot Lodge, February 22, 1898

Edward Wolcott, February 22, 1899

Joseph B. Foraker, February 22, 1900

Augustus O. Bacon, February 22, 1901

Julius C. Burrows, February 22, 1902

Fred T. Dubois, February 23, 1903

Weldon B. Heyburn, February 22, 1904

George C. Perkins, February 22, 1905

James B. McCreary, February 22, 1906

Elmer J. Burkett , February 22, 1907

Porter J. McCumber , February 22, 1908

Anselm J. McLaurin, February 22, 1909

Chauncey M. Depew , February 22, 1910

Lafayette Young , February 22, 1911

John W. Kern, February 22, 1912

Frank B. Brandegee, February 22, 1913

Claude A. Swanson, February 23, 1914

Elihu Root, February 22, 1915

Charles F. Johnson, February 22, 1916

John D. Works, February 22, 1917

Peter G. Gerry, February 22, 1918

Joseph S. Frelinghuysen, February 22, 1919

Atlee Pomerene, February 23, 1920

James W. Wadsworth, Jr., February 22, 1921

Miles Poindexter, February 22, 1922

Carter Glass, February 22, 1923

Frank B. Willis, February 22, 1924

Henry F. Ashurst, February 23, 1925

Hiram Bingham, February 22, 1926

Walter F. George, February 22, 1927

Henrik Shipstead, February 22, 1928

James Reed, February 22, 1929

Arthur H. Vandenberg, February 22, 1930

Sam G. Bratton, February 22, 1931

Thomas J. Walsh, February 23, 1932

Otis F. Glenn, February 22, 1933

Joseph C. O’Mahoney, February 22, 1934

Warren R. Austin, February 22, 1935

Nathan L. Bachman, February 22, 1936

Henry Cabot Lodge, Jr., February 22, 1937

Allen J. Ellender, February 22, 1938

Robert Taft, February 22, 1939

Edward R. Burke, February 22, 1940

Wallace H. White, Jr., February 22, 1941

Theodore F. Green, February 23, 1942

Eugene D. Millikin, February 22, 1943

Elbert D. Thomas, February 22, 1944

H. Alexander Smith, February 22, 1945

Dennis Chavez, February 22, 1946

W. Chapman Revercomb, February 21, 1947

Brien McMahon, February 22, 1948

Margaret Chase Smith, February 22, 1949

Herbert R. O’Conor, February 22, 1950

Ralph E. Flanders, February 22, 1951

John O. Pastore, February 22, 1952

John Sherman Cooper, February 23, 1953

Lester C. Hunt, February 22, 1954

Prescott Bush, February 22, 1955

Hubert H. Humphrey, February 22, 1956

Barry Goldwater, February 22, 1957

Frank Church, February 21, 1958

Gordon Allott, February 23, 1959

Frank E. Moss, February 22, 1960

John M. Butler, February 22, 1961

Jennings Randolph, February 22, 1962

Winston L. Prouty, February 22, 1963

Edmund S. Muskie, February 21, 1964

James B. Pearson, February 22, 1965

Lee Metcalf, February 22, 1966

Norris Cotton, February 22, 1967

Daniel B. Brewster, February 22, 1968

Paul J. Fannin, February 21, 1969

Quentin N. Burdick, February 23, 1970

J. Glenn Beall, Jr., February 22, 1971

Lloyd Bentsen, February 21, 1972

Charles McC. Mathias, Jr., February 19, 1973

Harold Hughes, February 18, 1974

Jake Garn, February 17, 1975

Vance Hartke, February 16, 1976

S. I. Hayakawa, February 21, 1977

Walter Huddleston, February 20, 1978

John W. Warner, February 19, 1979

Donald Stewart, February 18, 1980

Nancy Kassebaum, February 16, 1981

Daniel K. Inouye, February 22, 1982

Paul S. Trible, Jr., February 21, 1983

Frank R. Lautenberg, February 20, 1984

Paula Hawkins, February 18, 1985

Jay Rockefeller, February 17, 1986

John McCain, February 16, 1987

Terry Sanford, February 15, 1988

John W. Warner, February 22, 1989

Charles S. Robb, February 22, 1990

Conrad Burns, February 22, 1991

Harris Wofford, February 19, 1992

Dirk Kempthorne, February 24, 1993

Carol Moseley-Braun, February 22, 1994

Craig Thomas, February 20, 1995

Daniel Akaka, February 26, 1996

Bill Frist, February 24, 1997

Mary Landrieu, February 23, 1998

George Voinovich, February 22, 1999

Daniel Patrick Moynihan, February 22, 2000

George Allen, February 26, 2001

Jon Corzine, February 25, 2002

Saxby Chambliss, February 24, 2003

John Breaux, February 23, 2004

Richard Burr, February 18, 2005

Ken Salazar, February 17, 2006

Bob Corker, February 26, 2007

Mark L. Pryor, February 25, 2008

Mike Johanns, February 23, 2009

Roland W. Burris, February 22, 2010

Johnny Isakson, February 28, 2011

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Reference Items:

U.S. Congress. Senate. Washington’s Farewell Address. 105th Congress, 2d sess., 1998. S. Doc.105-22.

 

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Virginia Earthquake — HIDDEN FACTS by Lance Wallnau

I was on the phone this afternoon talking to a key student leader at Harvard about the spiritual shaking that began with our last conference. He said the agitation has accelerated now that Michelle Bachman and Rick Perry have become candidates. CNN and the media (as well as campus agitators) are zeroing in specifically on the “7 Mountains” message as their target. The devil is stirred up and trying to embarrass, slander and brand any candidate associated with Christian thought as if they were advocates of a Christian “Taliban” imposing some sort of religious dominion over others.As Andre and I spoke, he interrupted our call to receive a text from his wife … she had been evacuated from her office building because of an earthquake!By now you know the 5.8 quake was centered in Virginia, just northwest of Richmond. It shook Washington D.C. and tremors reached New York and even further north.

Virginia is nicknamed “Old Dominion” because of its key role as a governing state located in the drama of our formation as a nation. It gave us Jefferson, who penned our Declaration of Independence, and Washington, who led the fledgling armies of our revolution against Great Britain.

It’s hard not to state the obvious prophetic significance of this event as our Old Dominion is shaken.

For six months I have been emphasizing that Jesus told his disciples to “look up” when the “powers of heaven” are being shaken, because the “kingdom draws near.” In other words, in the last days … heaven is coming to a theater near you!

Following are the thoughts I had as I reflected on the day’s events and I wanted to share them with you.

  1. “Everything that CAN be shaken WILL be shaken.”  As Heaven invades earth both realms — earth and heaven — will shake. Paul spoke of “wrestling against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”  This heavenly shaking will increase in the last days as Satan’s headquarters in heavenly places are under siege. These “heavenly places” are the seats of powers that influence the key centers of influence on the earth. Warfare up there results in shaking down here, physically and in our systems of government and economics.
  2. The spiritual and the natural realm are linked together. The unseen has an influence upon what can be seen. Likewise, what is done here can effect what happens there. If not, why pray?
  3. The issues we are deciding in our nation right now will determine the degree to which we are shaken in the near future. If we come under the dominion of God’s grace, we will be spared much shaking. If we don’t, we will likely experience the same anarchy as has been seen on the streets of other nations. Perhaps worse, as our fall will be from a higher precipice of prosperity. Indeed, America’s educational and media elites have more of the French Revolution’s hatred of religion than they have of the American Revolution’s embrace of faith.
  4. The good news? The church in the United States is a lethargic, divided, sleeping giant. The shaking, however, will at some point shake something loose. Like the now infamous Janet Jackson Super Bowl wardrobe malfunction, it is possible for something to shake loose and spark a cultural backlash. Nothing unifies like persecution.

Shaking may actually be an answer to our prayer for awakening. Let’s continue to lock shields and stand firm against the gates of hell.

 

If we stay together, we survive.” -Maximus

AS ONE!

Lance Wallnau

www.lancelearning.com

 

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What is the DC Initiative?

The concept of the DC Initiative was birthed about 10 years ago as the Lord began to stir our hearts for our nation. We have prayed weekly as a church for the Executive, Legislative and Judicial branches of our government as well as for our Military. As we prayed for our nation the burden to make an impact on Washington, D.C. continued to increase.  In October of 2010 we determined to make the move to northern Virginia to set up a base of operation.

We know we have been called to the DC region for such a time as this. We believe it is time once again to return to the principles of the Kingdom of God which made this nation great. We desire to partner with and be a support and encouragement to those already laboring in the DC region in any way we are able. To this end we rely on God’s wisdom, strategy and discernment to see this happen.

We have already begun our ministry here and we are continually looking for new opportunities to make impact in the lives of those in the DC region and beyond. Please pray for us and with us that effectual doors of ministry would continue to open up for us!


 

 

 

 

 

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