CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, January 12, 2017
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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, January 12, 2017
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . . Under the Cross of Christ"
"And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death."(Revelation 12:11 KJV)
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Inaugural Prayer Watch
Inaugural Prayer Watch:
Massive security preparations under way for inauguration, amid protest threats to 'paralyze' DC
The stage is set for President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration - not just the traditional swearing-in platform on Capitol Hill, but a massive security presence amid protest plans to "shut down" the nation's capital.
Most crowd estimates for the Jan. 20 festivities are far short of the record-setting 1.8 million visitors for President Obama's historic 2009 inauguration. But the throngs of spectators and protesters alike are enough to create transit, security and hospitality challenges. "Security is my greatest concern," Missouri GOP Sen. Roy Blunt, chairman of the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, recently said. "No question that on inaugural day, this would be the most appealing target in the world."
He suggested the city could have as many as 750,000 demonstrators alone.
More than three-dozen law enforcement agencies are working together on security and safety plans in anticipation, including the Capitol Police, FBI, Secret Service and National Guard.
Roughly 7,500 Guardsmen from across the country will come to Washington, along with about 3,000 police officers from various states, with the Secret Service taking the lead on security . . .
Several protest groups planning large-scale demonstrations have permits in place and have already held organizational meetings, among them the collaborative DisruptJ20.
"We're planning a series of massive, direct actions that will shut down the inauguration ceremonies and any related celebrations," the group says. "We're also planning to paralyze the city."
Organizers say they are targeting everything from the parade to the balls and plan to use blockades and protesters to stop traffic, public transit and parties.
(Source: Fox News)
Read more here.
- Father God, we lift up Washington, DC to You and pray for Your divine protection over life and property throughout all the inauguration activities.
- "The trouble they make for others backfires on them. The violence they plan falls on their own heads." (Psalm 7:16)
Focus on Israel
"Judah is a lion's cub; from the prey, my son, you have gone up!"
1. IDF: 'We'll turn Hamas tunnels into their death trap' - YNET News
Behind the misleading image of a calm in southern Israel, the IDF and Hamas are already preparing for the next war.
The Israeli side is focusing on locating Hamas' strengths and optimizing the selection of targets.
Hamas, on the other side of the fence, is preparing for the use of naval commandos and mini remotely-piloted vehicles, setting off daily sirens in the Tel Aviv metropolitan area and bringing thousands of fighters into the network of subterranean tunnels. (Read more)
2. Is Parks Authority involved in missionary activity? - Israel National News
Numerous complaints which reached the Yad Le'achim organization's emergency hotline revealed that at the Parks Authority store at the entrance to the Stalagmite Cave near Beit Shemesh which sells condiments, souvenirs, maps and books, there was also a children's book with missionary content.
The Yad Le'achim organization is devoted to combating missionary efforts against Jews as well as rescuing Jewish women from Arab villages. (Read more)
3. Qatar negotiating prisoner swap between Hamas, Israel - Times of Israel
A senior Hamas official confirmed Wednesday to The Times of Israel that Qatar and Egypt are involved in mediating between his organization and Israel, but stressed that Hamas will not even begin to talk about releasing Israeli civilians it has detained along with the remains of two IDF soldiers unless Israel first releases dozens of Palestinians it is holding.
Hamas is believed to be detaining Avraham Mengistu and Juma Ibrahim Abu Anima, two Israeli men who crossed into Gaza of their own accord, as well as a third, unnamed Israeli civilian whose presence in Gaza is unconfirmed. The Islamist terror group also holds the bodies of IDF soldiers Oron Shaul and Hadar Goldin, who the army says were killed in the 2014 Gaza war.
A senior Hamas official, who requested to remain anonymous, told The Times of Israel that the organization's position was clear. (Read more)
4. IDF: Hamas hacked soldiers' phones by posing as pretty girls - Times of Israel
The Israel Defense Forces uncovered a plot in which Hamas members posed as attractive women on social media in order to trick soldiers into revealing sensitive military information, a senior intelligence official said Wednesday.
The Military Intelligence officer would not reveal the exact number of soldiers affected by these attacks, which took place over the last few months, but said it was "many dozens."
"There is, of course, a potential of serious harm to national security, but the damage that was actually done was minor," the official said. (Read more)
5. Herzog demands Netanyahu be stripped of Communications portfolio - Ynet News
Opposition leader and Zionist Union Chairman Isaac Herzog is demanding that Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit remove Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu from his position as communications minister.
"The recent reports on his matter prove that he has a clear interest and direct affiliation to the Israel Hayom newspaper, which is distributed for free and has the largest circulation in Israel," Herzog wrote in an appeal to the attorney general submitted by his lawyer, Shimon Brown.
Herzog's demand was based on reports that Netanyahu had allegedly spoken to Yedioth Ahronoth publisher Arnon Mozes on issues related to Israel Hayom. He added that if the attorney general failed to meet his demands, the Zionist Union would petition the High Court of Justice within 48 hours. (Read more)
6. Trump's Pentagon chief: The capital of Israel is Tel Aviv - TImes of Israel
President-elect Donald Trump's nominee to head the Pentagon said Thursday that the United States should continue treating Tel Aviv as Israel's capital, breaking with Republican members of Congress and intimations the incoming president could fulfill his campaign pledge to move the US embassy to Jerusalem. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Trump blasts Russia reports, unveils plan for business empire at feisty news conference - FOX News
At a feisty news conference packed with big announcements, President-elect Donald Trump blasted the media and even the intelligence community Wednesday for "disgraceful" reports about Moscow's supposed dirt on him - while unveiling a sweeping plan to separate himself from his business empire.
. . . he was most animated while rebutting reports that the Russians may have compromising information about him. "It's all fake news. It's phony stuff. It didn't happen," Trump said.
Calling the claims "nonsense," he questioned whether the intelligence community leaked the information. He said it would be a "tremendous blot on their record" if they did and stood by a tweet likening the leak to the tactics of Nazi Germany. "That's something that Nazi Germany would have done, and did do," he said. (Read more)
- Father, for too long, the White House Press Corps has been serving as a type of elite spokesmen (and women) for the President. Father God, in order for us to do our job as citizens who vote in a free country, we must demand freedom of the press. We thank You, Lord, that this entire episode has shown the press to be, at times, foolish. We ask that they would learn from this mistake, that false never happen again. In Your name, amen.
- "And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)
2. Democrats, media reel as Trump shocks the DC ecosystem - Washington Examiner
Two days of confirmation hearings show that President-elect Trump's Cabinet nominees are taking no prisoners, and are determined to quickly reverse President Obama's most controversial policies, including his immigration actions. At the same time, Trump himself showed in an unprecedented press conference that his rhetoric against the media wasn't just a campaign stunt, and that he's willing to fight reporters who don't see it his way.(Read more)
- Father, we pray for the men and women before the Senate to receive quick approval. We pray they will ably institute reform throughout our government.
- "They were all select men-mighty warriors and outstanding leaders."
(1 Chronicles 7:40)
3. Trump picks Obama nominee for VA secretary - The Hill
President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday announced his selection of an Obama nominee to lead the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). David Shulkin was nominated by President Obama as under secretary of health for the VA in 2015. "He's fantastic," Trump said of Shulkin. "He will do a truly great job."
"One of the commitments I made is that we're going to straighten out the whole situation for our veterans," Trump said Wednesday. "Our veterans have been treated horribly. They've been waiting in line for 15, 16, 17 days, cases where they go in an have a minor early stage form of cancer and they can't see a doctor and by the time they get to the doctor they're terminal. "Not going to happen. It's not going to happen." (Read more)
- Father God, we ask for a quick confirmation of David Shulkin to serve as the Secretary of Veteran's Affairs. May he be guided by Your wisdom in all he will do in his new office. In Your name, amen.
- "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)
4. Trump Tax Cuts Could Jump-Start Global Economy, World Bank Says - Bloomberg
U.S. growth could accelerate to as much as 2.5 percent this year and 2.9 percent in 2018 if the Trump administration follows through on a pledge to cut the corporate income-tax rate from 35 percent to 15 percent, and slash individual rates, the World Bank estimates.
"When you have this combination of tax cuts, you have a positive outcome on investment and personal consumption," Ayhan Kose, director of the bank's Development Prospects Group, said in an interview. (Read more)
- We thank You, Father God, for the coming years of plenty!
- "Your threshing will continue until grape harvest, and the grape harvest will continue until sowing time; you will have plenty of food to eat and live securely in your land." (Leviticus 26:5)
5. Republican-Led Senate Takes First Step to Repeal 'Obamacare' - CNS News
The Senate early Thursday passed a measure to take the first step forward on dismantling President Barack Obama's health care law, responding to pressure to move quickly even as Republicans and President-elect Trump grapple with what to replace it with.
The nearly party-line 51-48 vote came on a nonbinding Republican-backed budget measure that eases the way for action on subsequent repeal legislation as soon as next month. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) to be repealed and replaced quickly. Give our leaders wisdom and a sense of urgency.
- "I will give you back your health and heal your wounds," says the Lord.
6. US senators unveil Russia sanctions bill after intel report - Times of Israel
Several US senators including Republicans critical of President-elect Donald Trump's skepticism of alleged Kremlin-ordered hacking joined forces Tuesday to introduce sanctions against Russia for interfering in the US election.
The five Democrats and five Republicans laid out expansive new punishments including visa bans and financial asset freezes against those determined to have carried out cyberattacks against US Democratic offices.
"We should all be alarmed by Russian attacks on our nation," Senate Republican John McCain told reporters, as he also criticized President Barack Obama's outgoing administration for failing to craft a strong strategy for cyber deterrence. (Read more)
- Father God, we pray in the Spirit over this report. We may not see all the facts here, but You do. Thank You that You are watching over us, in love, and that it is Your will that we have peace between our two nations, and not war. In Your Name, amen.
- " . . . pray without ceasing . . ." (1 Thessalonians 5:17)
7. Government ethics chief blasts Trump business plan - The Hill
The head of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) on Wednesday slammed President-elect Donald Trump's plan to separate himself from his business interests, calling it "wholly inadequate" in resolving potential conflicts of interest. (Read more)
- Lord God, we realize that there yet remain many who do not want to see Donald Trump assume the position he has rightfully gained. If there be any truth in this report, we ask that it be confirmed; but if these allegations are untrue, then we ask that they be dismissed, in Your name, amen.
- "Lead me in your truth and teach me, for you are the God of my salvation; for you I wait all the day long." (Psalm 25:5)
8. Lindsey Graham and Ted Cruz team up to defund UN over Israel vote - Washington Examiner
The United States taxpayer must stop paying into the United Nations until it reverses its vote condemning Israel's occupation of the West Bank and East Jerusalem, two top senators said Thursday. Sens. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, appeared together on MSNBC about a new bill introduced Thursday that would block taxpayer dollars from going toward the U.N. Graham said the resolution passed last month, which the United States abstained from, was a step too far in attacking Israel and it must be undone. (Read more)
- Father, we pray that Senators Graham and Cruz will be successful in admonishing the United Nations. We pray for the reversal of UN Resolution 2334 and a pathway to true peace for Israel.
- "People who wink at wrong cause trouble, but a bold reproof promotes peace." (Proverbs 10:10)
9. Christians in India increasingly under attack, study shows - The Guardian
The persecution of Christians in India has risen over the past year, pushing it up a league table of countries where the practice of the faith is a high-risk activity, according to a monitoring organization. The world's second most populous country has risen to No 15 on the 2017 World Watch List, up from 31 four years ago. The list, compiled by Open Doors, is headed by North Korea for the 16th year in a row. (Read more)
- Father, we lift up our brothers and sisters who are facing persecution around the world. Give them strength and wisdom to engage their cultures for Your Kingdom.
- "But I know the Lord will help those they persecute; he will give justice to the poor. Surely righteous people are praising your name; the godly will live in your presence." (Psalm 140:12-13)
10. NHS rejects claims of 'humanitarian crisis' in England's hospitals - BBC
The NHS (National Health Service) has disputed claims from the Red Cross that there is a "humanitarian crisis" in its hospitals in England.
One of NHS England's specialist directors said he thought the service was not "at that point" of crisis, but admitted demand was higher than ever.
The Red Cross helps some hospitals with patient transport and provides care for patients who have returned home.
Labour's Jeremy Corbyn urged Theresa May to tell MPs how she would fix the "national scandal" of the NHS. (Read more)
- Lord, this is what happens in socialized medicine; services tend to not be available to those who need them when necessary. We pray for the people of England to experience Revival, and to bring into the Kingdom those who have not known You. Let righteousness and truth reign in the UK.
- "I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within your; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)
> > > We invite your participation in a strategic intervention as we intercede and stand with Israel at this critical time during the Paris "peace" talks. The purpose of the talks will be to determine a "two-state" solution to "peace" in Israel, i.e. making Palestine a recognized state. The talks are a critical issue setting the stage for an end-time alignment of nations. We have sensed this year will be a year of great shaking but also of demonstrations of the holiness of God and the fear of the Lord. The handling of Israel will be core to the shaking.
Please save the date. We invite you to take part in this strategic intervention for Israel and the nations in this critical time.
- Please make a note of the 12-hour time frame for your time zone/city/nation
- An international team of facilitators will facilitate the twelve hours of prayer/worship.
- Each hour will be ascribed to one of the tribes of Israel, its biblical and prophetic import.
"I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent, and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth." (Isaiah 62:6-7)
Fred and Sue Rowe
co-founders of the USA and Global Watch
Transform World Celebration Challenge facilitators,
"Trumpet Call to Nations" USA
> > > Additional information is available here.
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners has been co-laboring with Intercessors for America to set in place a Jericho March around the White House for six days, beginning next Saturday, January 14th. On the seventh day, there will be a nationwide SHOUT when the walls of the White House prophetically "come down" and God's people will capture the city once again.
We are blessed and honored to serve our Lord by preparing the way for a wonderful inauguration of our new "king" next week.
Sara Ballenger, Founder and President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
A Message from Dave Kubal, President/CEO
Intercessors for America
We sit upon a wonderful opportunity that the Lord has given us through this past election season. Now we must take advantage of that opportunity by battling in the spiritual realm to attain the victories He has for us. This is not unlike the days of young Israel when they sought to occupy the land that the Lord had given them. They approached the walled, battle-hardened city of Jericho, and then the Lord gave the battle strategy:
Then the Lord said to Joshua, "See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. March around the city once with all the armed men. Do this for six days. Have seven priests carry trumpets of rams' horns in front of the ark. On the seventh day, march around the city seven times, with the priests blowing the trumpets. When you hear them sound a long blast on the trumpets, have the whole army give a loud shout; then the wall of the city will collapse and the army will go up, everyone straight in." (Joshua 6:2−5, NIV).
The strategy was simple:
1. March for six days blowing the signaling trumpet to announce the Presence of God.
2. Shout to the enemy on the seventh day, allowing the Presence of God to break down the walls.
1. THE MARCH
January 14-19 - Teams of intercessors will be prayer walking (marching) around the US Capitol and the White House complex declaring the coming presence of our Lord and destruction of the walls of protection around those oppose Him. Those not able to be in DC during these times may do the same during their prayer times.
2. THE NATIONAL SHOUT!
January 20 - As President Trump finishes his oath of office, at the moment of the transition of power, all intercessors are instructed to shout to the Lord with faith and expectation that the spiritual walls will be destroyed at that moment. For those not in DC, please do this wherever you are and consider joining thousands across this nation by dialing 712-432-0075 then enter the code 1412452#. The call will start at the beginning of the Inauguration Ceremony.
Those of us who have joined our hearts and prayers together on the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call are watching, waiting and praying...in joyful expectation...as we move toward that GLORIOUS DAY, January 20 th , the Inauguration of Donald J. Trump as the 45 th President of the United States of America. We will be installing a new temporal leader, but our primary focus is on the establishing of a new C oven ant with our LORD and KING, our BRIDEGROOM, Jesus Christ as we WELCOME HIM into our Nation!
Your 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call Administration Team
Dallas Eggemeyer; Lightbearers International
Ioan Peia; international Prayer Council - Eastern Europe Coordinator
Maureen Bravo; Liberty Prayer Network
Greater New Hope Baptist Church
816 8th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001
Join thousands of others in a national conference call to raise a SHOUT OF VICTORY at the end of our Jericho March next week.
Time: At the end of the swearing-in of the new President
Conference Number: 712-432-0075
Access code: 1412452#
Thursday, January 12, 2017
A perilous time for discernment
I received a tweet two days ago from CNN saying that the Russians had compromised President-elect Donald Trump's personal files. The story grew as news organizations picked it up and ran with it without collaborating the facts. It's how fake news rolls. Soon NBC, CBS, MSNBC and others were airing their variations of how the Russians had information about Trump having prostitutes urinate on a bed that the current lame duck "president" and his wife had slept on at the Moscow Ritz Carlton. As it turned out, the entire premise for the story was false and, even further, the CIA was involved in developing and placing it. Donald Trump is up against some of the darkest powers on earth, and so are we. On January 10, Buzzfeed reported: "The dossier, which is a collection of memos written over a period of months, includes specific, unverified, and potentially unverifiable allegations of contact between Trump aides and Russian operatives, and graphic claims of sexual acts documented by the Russians. BuzzFeed News reporters in the US and Europe have been investigating various alleged facts in the dossier but have not verified or falsified them." In other words, it's not news. The story was fabricated to be the October surprise that would topple Trump's campaign. It was passed by anti-Trump operatives to the CIA, which in turn oversaw contrived reports written and leaked to the news media.
Now even Rick Wilson (no relation), the #nevertrump operative who passed the story to the CIA, says It was a made up hoax. It's an example of fake news and CNN and the mainstream media fell for it. But there is even a deeper point. Trump is saying that there are leaks in our intelligence community at the highest level-those who are briefing him. Trump set a trap to find out if he was right by holding a meeting that only he and the intel mugs knew about. After the meeting, the media reported on it. Trump knows. The problem here is deep and dangerous: The CIA, the Democratic Party, and various tools of the globalist cabal are using every tactic at their disposal to undermine the Trump Presidency.
There is a clear and present danger facing Trump and the American people. Globalists, in various shades of Marxists, Islamists, and capitalists, are attempting to overthrow, or at the very least, undermine the Trump presidency. They are seeing that he will not play nice like the Bush's, Clinton's and the current occupant of the White House. As Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1 about the end times, "perilous times shall come." We must not retreat against these powers. We must stand as Ephesians 6:12 people, "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places." These are times for great discernment, prayer and supplication, and speaking boldly as we ought to speak. Our national liberty depends on it.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The purpose of the Paris "peace" talks will be to determine a "two-state" solution to "peace" in Israel, i.e. making Palestine a recognized state. The talks are a critical issue setting the stage for an end-time alignment of nations. We have sensed this year will be a year of great shaking but also of demonstrations of the holiness of God and the fear of the Lord. The handling of Israel will be core to the shaking. (Submitted by Fred and Sue Rowe, Founders, USA and Global Watch)
Prayer Update From Israel (January 9, 2017)
This update was written by Martin & Norma Sarvis in Jerusalem and includes key information about the talks to be held in Paris on Sunday.
Their writing includes information from Rick Ridings, with prayer points included.
Please go here to access this material.
"A Biblical Storm Aimed at Jerusalem"
by Jerry Golden
To read this article, please go here.
The Persecuted Church
"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)
Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.
"I was blind but now I see!" (John 9:25)
Amazing grace! How sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found; Was blind, but now I see.
'Twas grace that taught my heart to fear, And grace my fears relieved; How precious did that grace appear The hour I first believed!
The Lord has promised good to me, His Word my hope secures; He will my Shield and Portion be, As long as life endures.
The earth shall soon dissolve like snow, The sun forbear to shine; But God, who called me here below, Will be forever mine.
Please go here . . .
About the Author:
Words: John Newton, 1779
Music: James P. Carrell and David S. Clayton, 1831
This is probably the most popular hymn in the English language-a television documentary was even made about it. Perhaps it is because its words so well describe the author: John Newton was a slave trader before coming to Christ. It was sung at the funeral of American president Ronald Reagan.
Signs and Wonders
NASA says mysterious object hurtling towards Earth
NASA recently spotted two massive space objects hurtling towards Earth.
While the American space agency has pinpointed one as a comet, the other has left it slightly more baffled.
The comet is set to fly close to Earth this week, but the mystery object isn't expected to make an appearance until February. (The Mirror; UK) Read more.
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
Amazing Exhibit in Philadelphia Showcasing the Bible's Role in America's Ideals of Liberty and Justice
(Philadelphia, PA)-A $60 million attraction with unprecedented technology will open on Independence Mall in fall 2018, highlighting how from past to present, the Bible has changed those who changed America, American Bible Society announced Wednesday.
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.
Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
The access code is: 350430#. Please call at any time from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. WELCOME!
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> > > The 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Call is taking place for 70 Days leading up to the Jan 20, 2017 Presidential Inauguration in DC.
Numerous ministries are participating. Join in any time, day or night in this continuous stream of intercession: