November 14, 2019 | IFA Staff and Epoch Times
With the televised hearings on impeachment, it is imperative that we as the body of Christ, be in prayer about this divisive process that is happening in our nation. We invite you to pray in unison as the process unfolds. See below for a partial summary of what happened during the hearings today.
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We offer four points of prayer to pray over this process:
1. PRAISE God that He has ultimate victory over the darkness. (Jude 1:25)
2. PRAY FOR EACH PERSON ON THE WITNESS LIST BY NAME–praying for truthful testimony, to promote and follow honest processes, and for protection from any assignment of the Enemy. (Prv 12:22)
3. PRAY THE OPPOSITE. Shift the atmosphere of these contentious and unctuous impeachment activities. Pray for truth where there is deception. Pray for revelation where there is concealment. Pray for protection where there is threat. (Eph 5:6-11)
4. ASK FOR GOD’S PURPOSES TO BE FULFILLED in our nation, and that any plan to derail them through political maneuvering, subterfuge, or plotting would be thwarted. (Is 46:10)
Those who gave testimony yesterday are: William Taylor, George Kent, and on Friday of this week, Marie Yovanovich. Pray for the members of the House Intelligence Committee as they listen and guide the process. Pray for Chairman Adam Schiff as he directs this live broadcast with hopes to bring impeachment and take down the President. Pray for the Miniority Leader Devin Nunes, who has been outspoken about the abuses in the procedures.
— Pray for honest, clear, and complete testimony. Pray that they would be permitted to answer any and all pertinent questions from all sides. Pray that each would speak truthfully and seek to do what is right. (Prv 6:16-19)
From Epoch Times, reporting on today’s hearings: House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) is the one leading the impeachment hearing, and he issued a lengthy statement, detailing the Democrats’ allegations against Trump.
“If we find the president of the United States and invited foreign interference in our elections ” or has engaged in quid pro quo actions with Ukraine “is this what Americans should now expect from their president?” he asked during the hearing.
House Intelligence ranking member Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) said that Democrats “engaged in a last-ditch effort” to paint Trump as a “Russian agent,” which he said was an attempt on their part to overturn the 2016 election results.
Nunes suggested that impeachment inquiry was a continuation of the “Russian hoax.”
“This is a carefully orchestrated media smear campaign,” Nunes said.
The first two diplomats who are slated to testify are Bill Taylor and George Kent.
House Democrats have alleged that Trump’s White House pressured Ukraine into investigating former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, and created an “irregular channel.” Hunter Biden had sat on the board of a Ukrainian energy company, Burisma Holdings, while his father was in office.
Trump has frequently denied the claims and called the impeachment hearings a sham.
“Also, why is corrupt politician Schiff allowed to hand over cross-examination to a high priced outside lawyer. Did that lawyer ever work for me, which would be a conflict?” Trump wrote on Twitter on Wednesday.
Taylor, a career diplomat and former U.S. Army officer, previously served as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and is now the chargé d’affaires of the U.S. embassy in Kyiv. Kent oversees Ukraine policy at the State Department.
Trump’s fellow Republicans, who will also be able to question the witnesses, have crafted a defense strategy that will argue he did nothing wrong when he asked Ukraine’s new president to investigate alleged corruption involving former U.S. vice president Joe Biden and his son.
Schiff, meanwhile, said that the whistleblower at the center of the impeachment inquiry should not be named. Ethics violations might be levied against lawmakers who do so, he said.
In a memo (pdf) to the panel’s members on Tuesday, Schiff wrote that “it is important to underscore that the House’s impeachment inquiry, and the Committee, will not serve as venues for any Member to further the same sham investigations into the Bidens or into debunked conspiracies about 2016 U.S. election interference.” His memo didn’t elaborate on the “debunked conspiracies” or “sham investigations.”
(Excerpt from Epoch Times. Article by Jack Phillips.)