Thursday, February 25, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - February 25, 2010

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• President Ignores Abortion Issue Today
• Snapshots of Health Summit
• Join in Prayer for Israel on Friday
• Good News from Australia!
• Worship With Us!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, February 25, 2010

And they were calling to one another: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." (Isaiah 6:3)

Today's Daily Brief

1. N. Korea Threatens 'Powerful' Attack Over U.S. Drills - AP

North Korea threatened a "powerful" attack if the U.S. and South Korea proceed with joint military drills next month, warning Thursday that it could even resort to nuclear means. The threat, routinely issued before South Korea and the U.S. embark on regularly scheduled military exercises, was made just hours after President Barack Obama's special envoy to North Korea arrived in Seoul to discuss the North.

- While this is a "routine" threat, those who do not know God can act foolishly without warning. Posturing generally hides a dangerous arrogance and ulterior motive. Pray against any rash actions of the North Korean regime.

- How long shall they utter and speak hard things and all the workers of iniquity boast themselves? They break in pieces Thy people, O Lord, and afflict Thine heritage. (Psalm 94:4,5)

2. Haitian voodoo leader vows 'war' after attack on ceremony - AFP

Haiti's supreme voodoo leader vowed "war" on Wednesday after Evangelicals attacked a ceremony organized by his religion honoring those killed in last month's massive earthquake.

- Lord, as the nation of Haiti attempts to recover from the devastation of the earthquake, we pray that You will show Yourself mighty against the demonic forces of their nation. We also ask that Your people will show wisdom in the way they deal with Voodoo practitioners, that the Glory of the Living God will be revealed. We ask for Throne Room strategies for prayer!

- And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers. (Micah 5:12)

3. Russia says won't back 'crippling' Iran sanctions - Ynet News

Russia will not support "crippling" sanctions against Iran, including any that may be slapped on the Islamic Republic's banking or energy sectors, a senior Russian diplomat said on Wednesday.

- Lord, as the alliance between Russia and our enemies seems to solidify; we ask that Your promise of intervention against them also come to pass. Remember, Lord, Your people and Your protection over Israel!

- Thus will I magnify Myself, and sanctify Myself; and I will be known in the eyes of many nations, and they shall know that I am the Lord. (Ezekiel 38:23)

4. GOP to Obama: 'Let's Start Over' on Health Care Reform -

Republicans opened the highly anticipated White House summit Thursday by urging President Obama to "start over" on reforming the nation's health care system and to renounce an unusual move to sidestep a GOP filibuster. Democratic leaders argued back, saying it was too late to start over and claiming that most Americans want health care reform now. A new poll, however, shows that Americans are more concerned about the nearly 10 percent unemployment rate than they are about health care reform.

- Lord, as the hype and pressure over the administration's healthcare bill increases, we ask that You strengthen those who understand its implications and problems to stop it from passing. We pray that if today's "summit" is nothing more than a political move to blame those in opposition, You reveal it to the American people.

- For they speak not peace; but they devise deceitful matters against them that are quiet in the land. This Thou hast seen, O Lord: keep not silence: O Lord be not far from me. (Psalm 35:20,22)

5. U.S. general hails historic day in Marjah - MSNBC

A U.S. general hailed "a very historical day, a new beginning" Thursday, as an Afghan flag was raised over the former Taliban stronghold of Marjah and troops began mopping up the last pockets of resistance.

- Thank You, Lord, for this step toward victory over the Taliban. We pray for wisdom and strength for our troops and the NATO forces involved. We ask that You hedge the city of Marjah against extremists, pour out Your Spirit over the people, and set them free of the past.

- O sing unto the Lord a new song; for He hath done marvelous things: His right hand and His holy arm, hath gotten Him the victory. (Psalm 98:1)

6. Maryland to recognize gay marriages from other places - Washington Post

Maryland Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler (D) declared Wednesday that Maryland will recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere and that its agencies should immediately begin affording gay married couples the same rights as heterosexual ones.

- Father, we have repented repeatedly for the sexual sins that plague our land. We ask that You do whatever it takes to bring holiness and righteousness back to America, from our nation's capitol and throughout the land.

- For everyone that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved. But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God. (John 3:20-21)

7. NCAA Yanks Focus On the Family Ad - AP

Weeks after scoring a publicity coup with a 30-second Super Bowl ad featuring Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow, conservative Christian group Focus on the Family is at the center of another marketing tug-of-war -- this time involving the major governing body of college sports.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association removed a Focus on the Family banner ad from one of its Web sites this week, NCAA spokesman Bob Williams said Wednesday.

- Father, we pray for a legal action that will guarantee the right of speech for all Americans, and especially Your people. So many Christians are involved in Collegiate Sports, as well as professional sports, that we are grieved by the actions of the NCAA. We pray that You will reveal Yourself to the leaders of Collegiate Sports and show them truth.

- And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. (John 8:32)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

And your eyes shall see, and you shall say, "LORD will be magnified from the border of Israel." (Malachi 1:5)

1. US slams Israel over designating heritage sites - Ynet News

The Obama administration criticized Israel for designating two shrines on Palestinian territory as Israeli national heritage sites.

2. US, Russia eye new Mideast peace push - Washington Post

The United States, Russia and their Mideast peace partners are hoping that a strategy session among top diplomats can prod Israel and the Palestinians to restart stalled talks and have begun organizing a gathering in the Russian capital next month.

3. Hamas founder's son worked for Shin Bet for years - Ha'aretz

The son of a leading Hamas figure, who famously converted to Christianity, served for over a decade as the Shin Bet security service's most valuable source in the militant organization's leadership, Haaretz has learned.

The Daily Jot

Using Marxist Dialectic To Convince Business Leaders to Tolerate Socialism

Members of the Business Roundtable--a group of America's business leaders--received a clear object lesson in the Marxist Hegelian Dialectic from the man who occupies the Oval Office. Dialectic was perfected by communist Karl Marx to get people to accept communism. Hegelian Dialectic was perfected by Georg Hegel, a disciple of Marxism. Ideas are presented in three stages. The first stage is the thesis, which causes a reaction from the listener. The second stage is the antithesis, which creates confusion in the listener, and the third stage is synthesis, which presents the alternative, more logical resolution of tension between the thesis and antithesis. This method is also used in the public school system.

At the Business Roundtable, the thesis was that the man in the White House is not a socialist and does not support socialist policies. His antithesis is a post-modern recounting of a historic government role in establishing regulations, infrastructure and military protection so that Americans can have jobs and live freely. The synthesis is that the government must borrow money, take over the financial, auto and healthcare industries, provide jobs, limit executive salaries in private industry, and conduct the research to provide jobs in the future. In other words, he said he wasn't a socialist. He gave his version of government's historic role. He then made acceptance of socialism sound reasonable.

Here's how it went down: He first said, "Now, contrary to the claims of some of my critics and some of the editorial pages, I am an ardent believer in the free market." Then he said, "...we've arrived at a juncture in our politics where reasonable efforts to update our regulations, or make basic investments in our future, are too often greeted with cries of 'government takeover' or even 'socialism.'" And finally he rattled off his synthesis of socialism. He said the only way we are going to get through the challenges we face is "if we align the interests of workers and business and government around a common purpose."

He's got it backwards. Free market means the government interest is getting out of the way of workers and business by fostering regulated, but open competition. So the man who occupies the White House believes that socialism is the route to go. And he is trying to convince Americans to support his policies by saying that they are not socialism and that they are reasonable according to an American history twisted to suit his argument. James 1:8 says, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways." The Hegelian Dialectic is designed to take advantage of such double mindedness by creating a mental crisis and presenting a reasonable solution. Do not be deceived by a smooth tongue and eloquent reasoning.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Obama Ignores Abortion Issue Today at Health Care Summit

Hours into today's health care summit, House Minority Leader John Boehner finally brought up the issue pro-lifers were waiting to hear. "For 30 years we have had a federal law that says that we're not going to have taxpayer funding of abortions," Boehner said. "This bill, that we have before us, for the first time in 30 years allows for the taxpayer funding of abortions." While the president went on at great length about many other aspects of the bill -- he offered no response on abortion funding.

The subject did not come up again. Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., who offered the pro-life amendment in the House bill, was not invited.

However, the summit did offer a clear picture of the differences and similarities between Republican and Democrat proposals to solve the problems.

Obama began the day off with a stark assessment of how the debate has gone so far. "This became a very ideological battle," he said. "It became a very partisan battle and politics I think ended up trumping practical common sense."

Ashley Horne, federal issues analyst with Focus on the Family Action, said a debate is essential when facing such sweeping changes in federal policy.

"The plans offered by the Democrats and the president have been unpopular with the American public," she said, "because they contain provisions that raise the cost of health care for most Americans and fund abortion with federal dollars." (CitizenLink)

Snapshots of Health Summit

Comments by Senators John McCain, Lamar Alexander and Tom Coburn Noted

"Republicans will benefit the most as evidenced by the fact that the first two Republican speakers, Senator Lamar Alexander, a center-right senator from Tennessee, and Senator Tom Coburn, a medical doctor, gave opening remarks full of common sense solutions which will appeal to the American people.

As the Blair House summit proceeds throughout today, the Democrats will be shown to be the intransigent party, already seen by the fact that Obama, the speaker and the senate majority leader refused to denounce their intention to jam through a bill allowing the federal government to take over 1/6 of the American economy using the process of reconciliation. Had they been willing to do that, the Democrats would be seen as willing to compromise.

Because of the Democrats' determination to jam through their ObamaCare bill--even after the thousands of Tea Party events and the elections in New Jersey, Virginia and Massachusetts--seen during today's Blair House summit, the minds of independents and others will indeed be changed and the poll numbers against ObamaCare will actually increase in the next few days. . .." (Michele Combs, Director of Communications, Christian Coalition of America)


Last night the militia belonging to one of the cartels, moved into our city of Miguel Aleman, across from Roma, Tx., attacked the city's police dept killing approx a half dozen of them and beheading them. Most of the policemen surrendered quickly and were handcuffed or tied up and kidnapped. Others are thought to have escaped across the river into the US. City Hall has been taken over by these pirates and all the elected officials are under house arrest. All 27 public schools are shut down as well as the private ones. I just came back across to Roma for the 2nd time today, but my experience on the streets of my city of Miguel Aleman has been erie to say the least. At this time the strong military presence in town is not moving and I was informed that they are awaiting a large military contingency with even aircraft cover, to take the city back and enforce the rule of law. The big fire-fight is yet in the making.

Prayer requests:

(1.) As an organization, we are being told by the Spirit to move quickly. I have spoken to the owner of the powerful, secular radio station in Miguel Aleman concerning daily time to minister the Gospel to the fearful and the needy. . . we are presently waiting for his response in the next several hours.

(2.) As soon as we get radio time, we sense that the Lord would have us begin a early evening evangelistic service at the Dream Center, 7 nights per week.

(3) Because there is tremendous physical hunger in the city, we will operate a soup kitchen at the Dream Center two meals per day, seven days per week.

(4.) that the Lord would supply every person, His holy gifts, to make all this happen on such short notice and that the Lord would provide for the resources to meet every need.

That the light of His love would shine so strongly and that the prophetic Word given numerous times that this would be a Storehouse of His Glory would now be birthed in the middle of chaos and destruction. Aleluya!!!!!!!!!

Submitted by: Pastor John Peel

The MEXICO-USA Border Prayer Alliance
[Pastor Peel oversees churches and ministries on both sides of the border.]

Let's contend in prayer for the city of Miguel Aleman!

Join in Prayer for Israel on Friday

This coming Friday, there is a special time 10:00 am 2:00 pm, when many of the churches of Jerusalem are gathering to pray and fast against this spirit of prejudice, and injustice, a spirit of anti-Messiah. We invite you to join us. We pray the time change, while relevant, should not be the deciding factor in your participation, unity of purpose is most important. God will give grace if you are unable to do it exactly the same time as Israel. However we know He will also give untold blessing to those who are willing and can make the sacrifice.

I ask, if convicted, please pass this on to any friends, prayer chains or churches you feel would want to join this time of prayer . . .

Blessings of prosperity in the Lord for your servant s heart.

Kathleen Mitchell Tikkun Ministries

Prayer Points for the Day of Prayer on Friday:

"In general, we will focus on prayer for the salvation of Israel , repentance for the Body of Messiah and the greater extension of the Good News to our people. Of course there will be prayer for the Iran situation and the general negative attitude and actions toward Israel spreading throughout the world. Thanks for standing with us at this critical time. " Submitted by: Avi Brickner in Israel

Good News from Australia!

Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill

February 26, 2010

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

Below is a report from the website of The Age newspaper this morning Friday re the vote on the Marriage Equality Amendment Bill 2009 in the Senate early last night.

The vote was indeed overwhelmingly against the Bill 45 to 5. That means 26 senators didn't vote on the Bill, and probably for a whole range of reasons. I believe that Green's Senator Hanson-Young is indeed being presumptuous in saying that that was their only form of protest. I suspect many of them knew the bill was going to be defeated in a landslide and attended other meetings and commitments.

Praise God for the victory and give Him all the glory. Bless you all for praying and I pray that the Lord bless all the members of the Marriage Delegation.

I pray that such a bill intending to legalise same-sex marriage in Australia, under any guise, and in mockery of God and His word, never again darken the doors of our Federal Parliament.

With love in Christ Jesus,


Australian Senate rejects gay marriage bill

February 26, 2010

THE Senate has comprehensively defeated a bid to legalise gay marriage, although a third of the senators did not turn up for the vote.

Before the gay pride Mardi Gras in Sydney this weekend, the bill was rejected by 45 votes to five, with only the Greens voting to liberalise the marriage laws.

But some of the senators who were absent from the chamber are uncomfortable with their party's official policies opposing a move to let gay couples marry. Among the notable absentees were WA Labor senator Louise Pratt, and South Australian Liberal Simon Birmingham, who was at a meeting in the opposition leader's office.

All the senior ministers including Climate Change Minister Penny Wong were at a cabinet meeting. Because it was what the major parties term a ''Mickey'' - as in Mouse - where they vote together, senators who had a conscientious objection were not required to seek leave to miss the vote.

Senator Hanson-Young seized on the absentee rate to declare the major parties split. ''There may have been a group of senators voting to keep discrimination against same-sex couples being able to marry the one they love, but well over one-third of all senators were absent for the final vote, presumably the only form of protest open to them,'' she said.

The Greens have pledged to reintroduce the bill after the election.

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