Friday, July 30, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - July 30, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Friday, July 30, 2010

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen." (Romans 16:20)

The Daily Brief

1. Exclusive: Google, CIA Invest in 'Future' of Web Monitoring - Wired News

The investment arms of the CIA and Google are both backing a company that monitors the web in real time -- and says it uses that information to predict the future.

a. White House proposal would ease FBI access to records of Internet activity - Washington Post

The Obama administration is seeking to make it easier for the FBI to compel companies to turn over records of an individual's Internet activity without a court order if agents deem the information relevant to a terrorism or intelligence investigation.

b. FBI defends guidelines for domestic surveillance - AP

Under fire from civil liberties groups, the FBI is defending domestic surveillance guidelines that critics fear could unfairly target innocent Muslims in terrorism and other criminal investigations.

- Pray that these new measures would be used for good purposes and not evil. Ask that those In authority be granted wisdom from above, so that any and all monitoring of the internet be used to identify and apprehend the real terrorists in our midst who plan to bring harm to our citizens. May the definition of the word "terrorist" be written in truth and not for any political agenda. Pray!!

- "The wicked plots against the just, And gnashes at him with his teeth." (Psalm 37:12)

2. Cleanup efforts quicken in Michigan oil spill - USA Today

Cleanup efforts along the Kalamazoo River, where 1 million gallons of oil had spilled, accelerated Thursday amid conflicting reports of the extent of the slick and an apology from the oil company responsible.

- Pray that the true cause of these oil spills comes to light quickly. If there be any who are doing These acts to sabotage our nation, let them be found, apprehended and brought to justice quickly!

Pray for those in the State of Michigan who have been tasked with these cleanup efforts. May our Lord grant them grace to do this job quickly and well.

- "The Lord is good, A stronghold in the day of trouble; And He knows those who trust in Him. But with an overflowing flood He will make an utter end of its place, And darkness will pursue His enemies." (Nahum 1:7,8)

3. Groups: Day of Prayer Defense 'Inadequate' - CBN News

A coalition of pro-family groups has called the Obama administration's defense of the National Day of Prayer inadequate. According to the Baptist Press, the Justice Department failed to cite three specific Seventh Circuit cases, all from 2007 and 2008, that are binding precedent on the three-judge panel and would lead to a quick dismissal of the case. The Freedom from Religion Foundation, which filed the lawsuit, lacked standing to sue, the groups said. Read more.

- Come against any efforts to sabotage or otherwise weaken the legal challenge of the judge's decision that the National Day of Prayer violates the Constitution. Again, may God grant His wisdom to the attorneys for who will argue the case FOR the constitutional legality of the National Day of Prayer. Among the groups filing the motion were the Family Research Council, Focus on the Family Action, and Liberty Institute. Pray!

- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan." (Psalm 29:2)

4. Al Qaeda No. 2 Threatens More U.S. Attacks - ABC News

Al Qaeda's second in command Ayman Al-Zawahiri has surfaced again, this time threatening more attacks against the U.S. and the West.

- God, close every gate through which Al Qaeda's terrorists could enter. We put the blood of Jesus over the doorposts and both sides of the gates and we ask that You set angels around the entrance. Close off and break down their energy; cut off any demonic intelligence; strip them of all power; scatter the camp of the enemy; isolate one from another; let there be no unity among them. They are totally defeated through the Cross of Jesus Christ and they cannot stand. In Jesus Name.

"For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things." (Philippians 4:18-19)

5. France Declares War Against Al-Qaida - ABC News

France has declared war on al-Qaida, and matched its fighting words with a first attack on a base camp of the terror network's North African branch, after the terror network killed a French aid worker it took hostage in April.

- God, may there be a continual strong and massive attack on Al-Qaeda that will destroy their works of evil and bring many terrorists to their knees in repentance of sin and turn from a life of hatred to a life of love through the blood of Jesus. In Jesus Name.

- "Repent and be baptized everyone of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our god shall call." (Acts 2:38-39)

6. Missionary's Flying Car Travels to Wis. Air Show - CBN News

The missionary inventor who designed a flying car to help spread the Gospel throughout the world will showcase his invention at one of the biggest aviation shows in the world this weekend.

- Father God, this is a sign from heaven that You are giving witty inventions to Your people and will prosper them mightily. No earthly power can stop God's work among His people. They are protected by heavenly hands that prosper them, love them and promote their inheritance among the people. Thank You, Lord for your marvelous blessings. In Jesus Name.

"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, says the Lord of hosts." (Zechariah 4:6)

7. House Goes into Summer Recess This Weekend; Senate Remains in Session One More Week - CHPP

Today the members of Congress are in a flurry of activity, attempting to pass many bills before going into a five-week recess period next week. Voting is expected to last late into the night . . .
Next week, the Senate will also follow suit, as they prepare to go into recess on Friday, August 6th.

- As these members work now under extreme pressure to complete their work before the pending vacation, ask our Lord to mantle each member, Republican and Democrat, in the House and in the Senate, with supernatural strength to be able to "endure to the end." Pray that, in this rush to finish pending legislation, nothing is done in haste that members will regret later on.

In his or her time in their home districts next month, may each legislator encounter one who will release the Gospel of Jesus Christ into their lives -- the only news that really counts. Amen.

- "And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Hear, O Israel: LORD our God, LORD is one. And you shall love LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

1. Rocket explodes in heart of Ashkelon - Ynet News

A rocket fired from the northern Gaza Strip town of Beit Hanoun exploded in the heart of a populated area in the southern city of Ashkelon on Friday morning. Two people suffered shock. Two empty floors of an apartment building, several cars and a nearby pavement sustained damage. Many windows were shattered.

2. U.S. 'encouraged' by Arab support for direct Israeli-Palestinian talks - Ha'aretz

The United States said Thursday it was "encouraged" by signs of Arab support for direct peace negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians, after the Arab League declared earlier that it would support the Palestinians if they decided to enter into such face-to-face talks.

3. Jerusalem Pride Parade encounters protests, insults - Ynet News

A year after the murder at the Tel Aviv gay youth club, about 2,000 participants in the Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade have gathered in the city's Independence Park and embarked on the annual march, headed towards the Knesset building.

4. Wrangling delays EU Gaza visit - Jerusalem Post

European Union foreign ministers, who for months and even years have bewailed the humanitarian situation in Gaza and often complained bitterly when Israel did not allow them access to the Strip, have put off a Gaza visit until September because of internal EU bureaucratic and political squabbles.

The Daily Jot

The face of anarchy: When lawlessness abounds

The face of anarchy is etched on the debate over illegal immigration. There are protests across the country by angry leftists who actually won a lower court decision to put off the enforcement of key parts of the controversial Arizona law to defend the state's border. For some reason, the government isn't seeing this picture clearly. We have illegal aliens and those supporting illegal aliens demonstrating in the streets against the possibility that the state of Arizona will enforce the law. This is the face of anarchy because people have taken to the streets to protest the rule of law in this nation. And the federal government, led by the White House, is siding with the lawbreakers rather than the American law abiding public.

Jesus said in Matthew 24:12, "And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." Of course, Jesus is talking about God's law--when people quit following God's law, the love of many shall wax cold. But there is a parallel with the laws of nations. And God's law is not a respecter of men, and the laws of the nation should also be blind administration of justice. On the illegal alien front, the Bible is very clear--we are to treat sojourners from other places with the love of God and His hospitality. But also, the LORD says in Leviticus 24:22, "Ye shall have one manner of law, as well for the stranger, as for one of your own country: for I am the LORD your God."

The United States has laws to secure the border. The White House has decided that for foreign policy reasons, and that the border is too big to secure, it will not comply with its Constitutional charge to secure the borders. The Arizona law, very similar to Federal law, sought to allow state law enforcement to do what the federal government refuses to do. The Justice Department argued that Arizona had no right to usurp the Federal Government's role in enforcing the law. And the judge sided with the White House and the Department of Justice. Notwithstanding, Arizona's law enforcement is continuing to enforce the state laws that it has regarding illegals entering the state.

Coming into the United States illegally is a crime. Those who do so are already lawbreakers. In addition, there is an inordinate amount of crime associated with illegal immigration from human trafficking, to the drug trade, to crime in the streets, to prostitution, to theft and murders. Sadly, the courts and the White House have sided with the criminals and have said to the American people that they intend to protect the lawbreakers rather than the law abiders. Herein are two messages: The Federal government will not protect law abiding citizens because it refuses to enforce the law; and the Federal government is sanctioning colonization by lawbreakers. It is time for citizens to raise their voices.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

The Good News Corner

Stickup Foiled When Victim Invokes Jesus

Clerk To Gunman: 'Jesus Has Something Way Better For You'

Friday, July 30, 2010

POMPANO BEACH, Fla. -- A cell phone store employee talked a man out of robbing the store last Friday by talking to him about Jesus, according to the Broward Sheriff's Office.Deputies said a man went into the MetroPCS store on Cypress Road, pretending that he wanted to buy a cell phone.The man talked pleasantly to 20-year-old Nayara Goncalves, the only employee in the store, before pulling a gun and demanding cash from the register, police said.Goncalves remained calm and started talking to the man about what he was doing. BSO released the surveillance video, which captured the conversation."I'm Christian," Goncalves said."So am I, and I actually really hate doing this," the gunman said. "I'm embarrassed to have to do this, and I have no choice.""You don't have to do this," Goncalves said."Talk about making it harder," the gunman said."Jesus has got something way better for you, for everyone that's out there. I'm not blaming you. I'm not judging. I don't know what you're going through, but all of us are going through a hard time right now, a very hard time right now," Goncalves said."That's why I refuse to do anything to anybody else," the gunman said. "I've never done this before."

Goncalves spoke to the gunman for about five minutes, even offering to help him get a job so he would not have to steal."I have a job," the gunman said."You do? Then why are you doing this?" Goncalves said."Because I'm going to be evicted if I don't come up with $300," the gunman said.After Goncalves talked to the man, he left without harming her or taking anything, police said."I'm sorry. I understand if you still have to call the police," the gunman said as he left.Goncalves did call police a few minutes after the man left. She told Local 10 that her faith helped prevent the robbery."I'm very Christian and I go to church a lot, so I just feel like I want to tell everybody about Jesus," Goncalves said.She said she does not believe the man was a bad person, just desperate.BSO said the would-be robber was a white man with a mustache in his late 30s to mid-40s who was about 5 feet 9 inches tall.Anyone with information is asked to call Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS.

To view the WPLG-TV Video," Victim Talks To Robber About Jesus " go here.

NOTE: Be sure to view the full, unedited version of this video, here:

Prayer Point:

Please lift up this man, and the many others, who are in desperate need in this hour. May each one find Jesus Christ as his savior and Lord, and may each one find the grace that will then meet each need, one day at a time.

Offer praise, too, for the tremendous courage that was demonstrated by the clerk, and that she was able to present the Gospel to this gunman. Pray that her words (in the full version) WILL be heard: "We are almost out of time. We need to receive Jesus NOW!" Amen!!


"For the son of man has come to seek and to save that which is lost." (Luke 19:10)

Worship with Us Today!

My redeemer lives! by Hillsong (With lyrics)


Hallelujah!! My redeemer lives!!!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - July 29, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• S.O.S - Stop Obama's Spending!
• Behind DISCLOSEd Doors
• Judges v. Counselors
• Focus on Kenya
• Terror Suspect Jailed
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
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The Daily Brief - Thursday, July 29, 2010

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen." (Romans 16:20)

The Daily Brief

1. Report: Rangel Cuts Deal, Avoids Trial - WCBS News

New York Congressman Charles Rangel has reportedly cut a deal to admit to ethical wrongdoing and avoid a potentially humiliating public trial. Harlem friends of Rangel tell CBS2 that the details could be unveiled when the House Ethics Committee meets Thursday afternoon.

- Lord continue to bring out all hidden schemes and illegal activities of our Congress. Do not let them get away with anything, and bring righteousness into our government. We pray for the soul of Charles Rangel, that he will find true repentance and the reality of Jesus Christ.

- "Let the proud be ashamed. . ." (Psalm 119:78a)

2. Court Upholds Expulsion of Counseling Student Who Opposes Homosexuality - Fox News

A federal judge has ruled in favor of a public university that removed a Christian student from its graduate program in school counseling over her belief that homosexuality is morally wrong. Monday's ruling, according to Julea Ward's attorneys, could result in Christian students across the country being expelled from public university for similar views.

- Lord, this dangerous ruling shows that we are farther along in the time line of prophecy than we thought. We ask for Your power and Light to continue to shine forth from Your people regardless of the opposition. We pray for Your peace and protection over Julea, and ask that You let her see Your hand of deliverance and vindication.

- "He stores up wisdom for the upright; He is a shield to those who walk uprightly." (Proverbs 2:7)

3. DOJ Accused of Stalling on MOVE Act for Voters in Military - Fox News

The Department of Justice is ignoring a new law aimed at protecting the right of American soldiers to vote, according to two former DOJ attorneys who say states are being encouraged to use waivers to bypass the new federal Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act.

- Lord we are incensed as the idea that our military votes are not counted. This is a blatant move by government to silence an entire segment of the nation. Father we ask that You provide a way for their votes to be counted. We ask that this plan of the enemy to silence them be broken.

- "Shall the throne of iniquity, which establishes evil by law, have fellowship with you? They gather together against the life of the righteous, and condemn innocent blood. But the Lord has been my defense, and My God the rock of my refuge." (Psalm 94:21,22)

4. SEC Says New Financial Regulation Law Exempts it From Public Disclosure - Fox Business

Under a little-noticed provision of the recently passed financial-reform legislation, the Securities and Exchange Commission no longer has to comply with virtually all requests for information releases from the public, including those filed under the Freedom of Information Act.

- Father, this is yet another blow to the so-called "transparency" of this administration. May Your truth reveal every hidden thing. We ask that Your truth soak deep into the heart of every American, causing them to stand up against the tide of corruption and secrecy.

- "When the righteous rejoice, there is great glory; but when the wicked arise, men hide themselves. He who covers his sins will not prosper." (Proverbs 28:12,13a)

5. Afghan Deserters Ride Secret Pipeline to Canada - Fox news

At least 22 Afghan soldiers who vanished from Lackland Air Force Base are living comfortably in Canada, thanks to a sophisticated network that helped them get there, a network that includes current and ex-Afghan military students living in the West.

- Lord we pray that all who are involved in this "pipeline" will wake up to the danger of moving Arabs through the US to Canada or anywhere else. We pray that any plots will be revealed, and any dangers be dispelled in this situation. We also ask for the souls of these men, that You will reveal Yourself to them and bring salvation.

- "Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity! " (Habakkuk 2:12)

6. Army Whistleblower Bradley Manning Linked to Afghan War Leaks - Fox News

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that investigators have found concrete evidence linking Army Pfc. Bradley Manning with the leak of tens of thousands of classified Afghan War documents.

A defense official told the paper that a search of computers used by Manning produced evidence he downloaded sensitive reports spanning from 2004 until 2009 --files published this week by a whistle-blowing website.

- Lord we ask that You touch the heart of this soldier and show Him the end of his ways. We ask that no lives be lost because of his actions.

- "For evildoers shall be cut off; but those who wait on the Lord, they shall inherit the earth." (Psalm 37:9)

7. Arizona's Altered Immigration Law Takes Effect, State Heads Back to Court - Fox News

Arizona's court-altered illegal immigration law went into effect just after midnight Wednesday, hours after a federal judge blocked its most controversial provisions -- including on-the-spot police checks of suspected illegal immigrants.

Soon after Judge Susan Bolton's decision was announced, a spokesman for Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer said the state will appeal the ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday, asking the appellate court for a swift decision to lift the injunction and allow the blocked provisions to take effect. Brewer vowed to take the case "all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary," in a legal process that could take years to unravel, leaving other states considering similar laws in a legislative limbo.

- Thank You, Lord, that Arizona plans to appeal this ruling. We ask that You prepare the hearts of all judges to see and hear the truth, and respond with righteous judgments.

- "When my enemies turn back, they shall fall and perish at Your presence." (Psalm 9:3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Hear, O Israel: LORD our God, LORD is one. And you shall love LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

1. British leader blasts Israel on visit to Turkey - ICEJ News

British Prime Minister David Cameron was in Turkey on a solidarity visit Tuesday, hoping to boost relations with a key NATO ally which Britain views as critical to regional stability. Addressing a meeting of businessman in Ankara Cameron said that Israel's May 31 interception of the Mavi Marmara flotilla was "completely unacceptable," and added that "Gaza cannot and must not be allowed to remain a prison camp." However, he added that Israel's internal probe of the Mavi Marmara incident would be sufficient as long as it was done quickly and transparently, a position at odds with his hosts who want an international probe. He also used his address to urge Turkey to play a more active role in resolving the nuclear standoff between Iran and the International Community and gave his support for Turkey's bid to join the European Union.

2. Iran launches war games as it continues to defy the world - ICEJ News

Relations fraying with Russia amid internal opposition

Iran's Air Force announced on Monday that it will conduct a weeklong exercise starting on July 31. "Forty-three planes will participate in the maneuvers," said deputy head of the air force Gen. Mohammad Alavi, adding that Iranian manufactured drone aircraft and missiles would also be tested. The war games come even as Iran faces growing international pressure to abandon its renegade nuclear program and the regime of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad faces growing domestic opposition.

3. Relations between Israel and the US Administration improving - ICEJ News

Barak in Washington for important talks

The AP released an internal Palestinian Authority document on Monday which indicated that the Obama Administration has warned the PA that they must move quickly to direct talks with Israel or risk losing the support of the US in setting up a Palestinian State. Meanwhile, Defense Minister Ehud Barak was in Washington over the weekend for a series of intense meetings with Obama Administration officials on a variety of topics including Iran, negotiations with the Palestinians, defense cooperation and other issues.

4. First Female Arab Soldier proud to serve in IDF - ICEJ News

Cpl. Elinor Joseph recently became the first Arab female combat soldier in the IDF, serving in the Karakal Battalion. She is a Christian Arab from Haifa, the daughter of an IDF Paratrooper who did not think she would ever enlist. "I wanted to go abroad to study medicine and never come back," she said. "I was scared to lose my friends because they objected to it. They told me they wouldn't speak to me. I was left alone." But despite opposition from her friends she joined. "I understood that it was most important to defend my friends, family, and country. I was born here. There was a Katyusha [rocket] that fell near my house and also hurt Arabs. If someone would tell me that serving in the IDF means killing Arabs, I remind them that Arabs also kill Arabs. I know I am part of the Jewish state's army and therefore when we speak about that I listen and learn. I got used to it and I respect it, although I do not delve too much into the country's identity - I have my own identity and I will respect that of the country. At the end of the day, this will always be my home too."

The Daily Jot

The Two-Edged Sword And Its Prophetic Work

A week after the Washington Post released to the public names of contractors with top secret clearances, another deliberate release to the news media on classified information was perpetrated by WikiLeaks--a whistleblower website, which according to the White House "opposes US policy in Afghanistan." These two releases are a double edged sword that underscore possible prophetic directions for America. On one hand, this information as revealed could very well assist America's enemies. On the other hand, this information reveals how this White House is mishandling the complicated affairs of national security. Notwithstanding, the prophetic destiny of America may be determined by the action of its citizens.

With the death toll of American troops rising significantly since the last presidential election, Americans are starting to question wartime policies. Obama has overseen an "about face" policy toward Islam, the worldwide purveyor of terrorism, slavery, and human rights violations hiding behind a shroud of religion. He has said that America is no longer a Christian nation. He has made it policy that no longer can the military refer to the war on terrorism or use radical Islam in connection with the word terrorism. He has torpedoed relations with Israel to show the Muslim world that he means business. All the while, deaths of US servicemen in Afghanistan continue to escalate.

Enter the anti-war mainstream media crowd exposing documents and constructing scenarios that indicate this Administration's confusion in prosecuting a war with no clear objectives. American GIs are not allowed to fire on Afghanis unless they can positively identify where the bullets of the enemy are coming from. This policy of restrained engagement combined with the desire to appease Islam is recipe for unmitigated disaster in a very real war time situation. The Administration is playing politics with American lives in harm's way. The Administration has blamed the WikiLeaks reports on the previous Bush Administration, then discredits WikiLeaks as opposing US policy in Afghanistan. Which is it?

The time to blame the previous Administration, while in truth made many mistakes, is over. This president has had 18 months to establish his policies. He has done so with the iron fist of one-party rule. If there were any president that has remade America, this one has, including degrading our sons and daughters in the military. Hebrews 4:12 depicts the truth, the word of God, as "quick and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit..." It is the time for the Word of God to pierce the soul and spirit of this nation, dividing asunder the evil schemes of evildoers. Repentance is a difficult possession to surrender, but better to surrender our pride than our nation.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

S.O.S - Stop Obama's Spending!

That is the urgent message from the Congressional Budget Office's (CBO) latest economic forecast, released yesterday. It comes on the heels of the Obama's updated estimate of the current fiscal year's budget deficit - $1.47 trillion, another record. According to the Associated Press, "The government is borrowing 41 cents of every dollar it spends."

Faced with such stark numbers, the CBO warned yesterday that deficits of this magnitude will cause our debt to become "unsupportable." In short, America is at risk of becoming like Greece.Far from the "Summer of Recovery" that the administration is portraying, we are in fact on the fast track to bankruptcy.

So how is the majority party in Congress responding to this crisis? The Washington, D.C. newspaper The Hill reports today that House Democrats are again entertaining the idea of raising taxes on the middle class, which would break Obama's oft-repeated promise not to raise taxes on those making less than $250,000 a year. . .

We must address the deficit, but raising taxes is not the answer. By definition, a deficit means you are spending more money than you make, living a lifestyle you can't afford. We can't afford the government we have today, so the first solution ought to be to cut spending. You don't need an advanced degree in economics from an Ivy League institution to comprehend that. Every family that balances its budget at the kitchen table gets it. Even the bean counters at the CBO get it.

While warning of the danger of unsustainable deficits, the CBO report also states, "To the extent that additional tax revenues were generated by increasing marginal tax rates, those rates would discourage work and saving, further reducing output and incomes." In other words, tax hikes will hurt the economy. The problem isn't a lack of revenue. The problem is Obama's spending. (Gary Bauer)

Behind DISCLOSEd Doors

DISCLOSE ACT "Dead" for Now!!

To the surprise of few, the Democrats' DISCLOSE Act failed to proceed in the Senate, falling short of the needed 60 votes. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) knew the effort to influence this year's elections would fail, but brought it up anyway to further appease the liberal base that the Democratic Leadership has been trying to keep in line since they took over Congress four years ago.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), who has become an unmatched champion of free speech in the Senate, put it best when he pointed out, "A yes vote on this bill will send a clear message to the American people that their jobs aren't as important as the jobs of embattled Democrat politicians. If the Founding Fathers were here, they'd remind us. They'd hold up the Constitution and remind us of the oath we took to support and defend it."

While Monday night was a victory for those who believe in the First Amendment, there is little doubt that Obama and Sen. Reid will try to bring up the legislation again and again before the November elections in their attempt to silence their opponents. One day they may finally learn--the more they try to shut us up, the louder those of us who believe in democracy will get. (Family Research Council)


Offer praise for this development, but continue to watch over this bill in prayer throughout the remainder of this year for, indeed, its intent is to SILENCE OUR VOICES in advance of the fall elections. Pray!


"God answers from His holy heaven and saves with the power of His right hand." (Psalm 20:6)

Judges v. Counselors

Judge Deserves a Doctorate in Indoctrination

Yesterday we wrote about a lawsuit filed against Georgia's Augusta State University by a counseling student, who was told she must submit to a program of indoctrination to change her disapproval of homosexual conduct. The piece was written before we received word that a decision had been handed down in a similar case in Michigan, Ward v. Wilbanks, about a student who was dismissed from the counseling program at Eastern Michigan University for attempting to refer a homosexual client to another counselor because she could not affirm the client's homosexual behavior.

The record clearly showed that such referrals based on "value conflicts" are a legitimate part of counseling practice. Yet U.S. District Court Judge George Carem Steeh ruled that the blatant violation of Julea Ward's freedom of speech and of religion constituted "an integral part of the curriculum." Alliance Defense Fund has announced their intention to appeal this misguided ruling. (Family Research Council)

Focus on Kenya

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton remains focused on the administration's promise to promote abortion around the world. In Kenya, abortion is eschewed in popular culture. But that has not stopped the Obama administration from working to insure that abortion is enshrined in the proposed new constitution as a human right. Like Roe v. Wade, it guarantees that abortion will be legal in Kenya at every stage for any reason. Despite the U.S. government's deficit spending and record debt in the midst of recession, the Obama administration has allotted $24 million to promote passage of the pro-abortion Kenyan constitution. Polls show Kenyans, desperate for a new legal framework, are likely to vote for ratification. Leaders from more than 180 pro-life groups and over 20 nations, including FRC, have petitioned the Kenyan people to vote "no." U.S. Rep. Chris Smith (R-N.J.) is calling for an investigation to determined whether the administration has violated federal laws that prohibit taxpayer dollars from being used to lobby for abortion overseas.

- May Americans grieve over our ungodly international policies. May the Kenyan people do right, despite us! May Americans support pro-life incumbents and candidates in November who will act to exchange our evil policies for good ones

- "My son, if sinners entice you, do not give in to them.. . " (Proverbs 1:10)

Terror Suspect Jailed

Judge orders Fairfax terror suspect to remain in jail until his trial

A Fairfax man accused of trying to join an al-Qaeda-affiliated terrorist group in Somalia poses a danger to the community and his family and will remain in jail until trial, U.S. Magistrate Judge Ivan D. Davis ordered Monday. Zachary A. Chesser, 20, dressed in a green prison jumpsuit for a half-hour hearing, argued through his attorney, Michael Nachmanoff, that he had no criminal history, had met with FBI agents at least four times since May 2009, had given up his U.S. passport and was no more a threat to flee than after those meetings. But Davis ruled that did not justify his release given the seriousness of the charge against him: providing material support to a U.S.-designated terrorist group, al-Shabab, a violent Islamist insurgency seeking to topple Somalia's fragile United Nations-supported government. (Washington Post) Read more

The Good News Corner

Pro-Family Outcry Thwarts South Bend City Council's Discriminatory Nondiscrimination Act

Local residents are credited with influencing a South Bend, Ind. city council to table an ordinance Monday night, which would have added so-called nondiscrimination policies based on sexual orientation and gender identity.

The South Bend Tribune reported, "After a two-hour public hearing before a standing-room-only crowd, the city's Common Council voted Monday night to table indefinitely a proposed ordinance extending employment discrimination protection to gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgendered people. Council member Oliver Davis, one of the measure's three sponsors, sought the continuance when it became clear that he lacked the five votes needed for a majority on the nine-member council.

The key holdout was council member Karen White, D-at large, who said the proposal's language was too vague to win her support."

This is the fourth attempt by gay and transgender activists to create special rights.

Patrick Mangan, executive director of Citizens for Community Values of Indiana, said the advancement of homosexual rights is a zero-sum game -- there's one winner and one loser.

"You can't add in behavior-based practices (to the city's Human Rights ordinance), said Mangan, "without undermining (employers') constitutional rights to freedom of assembly, freedom of religion and freedom of expression." (CitizenLink)

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Wednesday, July 28, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - July 28, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Good News In The Gulf?
• "Our Divisive President"
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, July 28, 2010

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen." (Romans 16:20)

The Daily Brief

1. Arizona Immigration Law Still a 'Powerful Deterrent' - Fox News

While opponents of Arizona's immigration law claim victory after a judge blocks most of the crackdown, supporters cheer what's left in state legislation.

A spokesman for Arizona Governor Jan Brewer said the state will appeal Judge Susan Bolton's ruling to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco on Thursday, asking the appellate court to lift the injunction and allow the blocked provisions to take effect. The appeal will ask the 9th Circuit to act quickly, Paul Senseman said.

- Pray that Arizona will appeal this decision all the way to the Supreme Court. As the law reads now, its standard wording is consistent with other laws regarding search and seizure, human rights, etc. Pray that God will bring wisdom to those who will continue to review this legislation , and remove the emotionalism that is behind its opponents.

- "The good obtain favor from the Lord, but He condemns a man with schemes." (Proverbs 12:2) [Holman Christian Standard Bible]

2. 100 days later, devastation and hope as oil spill efforts take hold - CNN

An oil well ruptured in the Gulf of Mexico 100 days ago, setting into motion the worst environment disaster in U.S. history.

- God, we call forth Your angelic host to walk the waters affected by this oil spill, erasing every trace of oil with each step. We call for two miracles, Lord God; one, that this nation would fall on their knees before You and repent of sin by accepting Jesus as their own personal Savior; and two, that there would be a visible miracle in the Gulf that all the world will see. We lift up the name of the Lord over these waters and our country and shout, "Victory. Victory. Victory." In Jesus Name.

- "And that He died for all, that they which live should not henceforth live unto themselves, but unto Him which died for them, and rose again." (II Corinthians 5:15)

3. Report: U.S. Readies Criminal Probe of Oil Spill - Fox News

Several U.S. government agencies are preparing a criminal probe of at least three companies involved in the massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, though it could take more than a year before any charges are filed, the Washington Post reported Wednesday.

- God, we pray that You will make public any esoteric group who were politically involved with devious plans that caused this oil spill. Reveal the mastermind who devised this evil and they suffer retribution and judgment for their deeds May the host of heaven rout out the enemy and bring forth every detail of truth. In Jesus Name.

- "And I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms, and I will destroy the strength of the kingdoms of the heathen; and I will overthrow the chariots, and those that ride in them; and the horses and their riders shall come down, everyone by the sword of his brother." (Haggai 2:22)

4. House Democrats Buck Obama on Afghanistan - ABC News

Obama is facing something of a Democratic revolt against the war in Afghanistan -- a revolt dramatically on display today as the House debated a $33 billion bill to fund the war.

- Father, we call all heaven to bear witness against any bills that will lay burdens of taxation upon the backs of the American people that will be too heavy to bear, either in this generation or in many generations to follow. This bill, along with all the other bills, seek to kill our future. It is striking at the root of future civilizations who have a right to be born in a free world. So may the God of heaven step in the path and block forever this bill and all future bills that are used to destroy America. Bring down the culprit by the blood of Jesus, that their power be stripped and they fall flat under the hand of almighty God. In Jesus Name.

- "For it shall come to pass in that day, saith the Lord of hosts, that I will break his yoke from off your neck, and will burst your bonds, and strangers shall no more serve themselves of him." (Jeremiah 30:8)

5. ADL: Calif Had Most Anti-Semitic Incidents in '09 - NewsMax

California had the country's highest number of anti-Semitic assaults, harassment and vandalism incidents last year, the Anti-Defamation League said Tuesday.

- Father, the citizens in California are bound to failure and devastation when they take a stand against the Jewish people. So we ask that this spirit of hatred of the Jew be bound under the blood of Jesus and rendered inoperative.

We ask that the presence of the Holy Spirit sweep over these people dissolving this hatred, and drawing them into a safe place of repentance through the blood of Jesus. In Jesus Name.

- "Now the Lord said unto Abraham, I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing; and I will bless them that blesses you, and curse him that curses you: and in you shall all the families of the earth be blessed." (Genesis 12:1-3)

6. Ahmadinejad: US, 'Zionists' to start new Mideast wars - Ynet News

Iranian president says his country has 'precise information' on American plot to stymie his country's growth and 'save Zionist regime' through military confrontation.

- Father, You are answering prayer regarding this president to quell his power and quiet his voice, and to limit his influence on world affairs. He is expecting the United States to launch a military strike and this is like an arrow of fear in his heart. All this is in the hands of the Lord. We thank You, God, that You stand against his prideful words and render them empty and ineffective. May God's will be done with the fate of this regime and bring it down under the blood of Jesus. In Jesus Name.

- "The Lord also thundered in the heavens, and the Highest gave His voice; hail stones and coals of fire. Yea, He sent out His arrows, and scattered them; and He shot out lightnings, and discomfited them." (Psalm 18:13-14)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Hear, O Israel: LORD our God, LORD is one. And you shall love LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

1. US presses Abbas to resume direct peace talks - Washington Post

Senior U.S. envoy warned the Palestinian president that he must move quickly to direct talks with Israel if he wants President Barack Obama's help in setting up a Palestinian state, according to an internal Palestinian document obtained by The Associated Press on Monday.

2. Gaza cannot remain a prison camp - Jerusalem Post

British Prime Minister David Cameron has used a visit to Turkey to equate Gaza to a "prison camp" and condemn Israel for its response to the Gaza flotilla incident.
3. US in 'full court press' to restart direct Mideast talks - Ynet News

The United States said Tuesday it is making a "full-court press" to encourage the Israelis and Palestinians to resume direct peace talks that lapsed in late 2008.

4. Netanyahu pays surprise visit to Jordan - Jerusalem Post

Two days before a crucial meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo to decide whether to support direct Israeli- Palestinian talks, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu held an unannounced meeting in Amman Tuesday with King Abdullah II in an apparent attempt to get him to support such talks.

The Daily Jot

Prophecy revealed: evil men deceiving and being deceived in Afghanistan leak

The 2 Timothy prophecy about evil deception in the end times is underscored by the White House handling of the war in Afghanistan. The White House requested another 33,000 troops for Afghanistan and the House of Representatives approved the request along with another $37 billion in funding. This went virtually unnoticed as hidden in the sinister shadows of the classified information leaked regarding the war in Afghanistan by WikiLeaks, a whistleblower website known to be against the Afghan war. The White House knew of WikiLeaks' intent to publish the documents, but did nothing to stop them, even though the White House knew lives would be jeopardized and national security breached.

The Times of London reports, "The leak by the WikiLeaks website of 90,000 secret documents on the war in Afghanistan has put hundreds of Afghan lives at risk because the files identify informants working with NATO forces." The Times reported that in just two hours, it found dozens of Afghani names who were said to be informants, many whose lives will be in jeopardy. The man who occupies the Oval Office has downplayed the release of these classified documents about Afghanistan, saying that the documents "don't reveal any issues that haven't already informed our public debate on Afghanistan."

The New York Times said it, along with the Guardian newspaper in London and the German magazine Der Spiegel, had received the leaked material several weeks ago from Wikileaks, and published them on Sunday, July 25. White House National Security Advisor James Jones called the leaks "irresponsible" and said the US strongly condemns the disclosures. The White House, however, used this breach of security to say that the leaks justified its review of Afghanistan strategy. In the Monday, July 26 news briefing, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs told reporters that the White House knew about the release of the information for weeks, but did not try to stop WikiLeaks or the other news organizations from publishing the documents.

Gibbs said, "The only effort that I made in discussing...I passed a message through the writers at the New York Times to the head of WikiLeaks to redact information that could harm personnel or threaten operations or security." Asked if the president was angered by the release, Gibbs sidestepped the question saying only that there is an ongoing investigation. 2 Timothy 3:13 says, "Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." There is more to this story. The White House obviously had knowledge of the content of these documents, but made no attempt to stop their release. Good men will die, more troops will go, and America continues to be harmed by its irresponsible leadership.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Good News In The Gulf?

ABC News and the New York Times have reported in recent days that the oil in the Gulf of Mexico from the Deepwater Horizon leak is rapidly disappearing. Consider this from the ABC report: "The numbers don't lie: two weeks ago, skimmers picked up about 25,000 barrels of oily water. Last Thursday, they gathered just 200 barrels." So where did all that oil go?

Jeffrey Short, a former government scientist who studied oil spills, told the New York Times that "as much as 40 percent of the oil in the gulf might have simply evaporated once it reached the surface." Forty percent is a pretty big number. Moreover, as the Times notes, "An unknown percentage of the oil would have been eaten by bacteria, essentially rendering the compounds harmless and incorporating them into the food chain."

Now don't get me wrong - I am not downplaying the seriousness of the disaster. Everyone wants clean oceans, clean beaches and oil-free seafood. Nor am I suggesting that BP should be exonerated. It should pay for the damage done to the hardworking families of the Gulf region. The spill effectively shut down the summer tourist season in Florida and has cost many in the Gulf fishing industry dearly. It has also provided an excuse for the Obama Administration to attack oil drilling.

But from day one of the leak, the "mainstream" media grossly failed to provide any semblance of perspective or balance in covering this story. Big name journalists hyperventilated on screen about the Gulf of Mexico becoming another Dead Sea. They parroted talking points from left-wing environmental groups. The media hyped the story, scared tourists away from beach communities and fueled an atmosphere of overreaction in Washington.

There is no doubt a lot of work left to do in the Gulf - especially in the Louisiana marshes affected by the leak. But we should not allow misguided policies like the drilling ban to compound the misery. (Gary Bauer)

"Our Divisive president"

An op-ed in today's Wall Street Journal caught my attention. The authors rip into Obama for dividing Americans by class, race and party, and cite several examples, including the Cambridge cops incident, the president's cynical exploitation of the immigration issue, the lawsuit against Arizona and the refusal to prosecute the New Black Panthers for voter intimidation. Here is the thrust their column:

"Rather than being a unifier, Obama has divided America on the basis of race, class and partisanship. Moreover, his cynical approach to governance has encouraged his allies to pursue a similar strategy of racially divisive politics on his behalf. . . By dividing America, Obama has brought our government to the brink of a crisis of legitimacy, compromising our ability to address our most important policy issues."

What makes the column significant is that it was written by Pat Caddell and Doug Schoen, Democrat Party activists and insiders who worked for Jimmy Carter and Bill Clinton. Their critique further undermines the absurd charges of racism that are routinely lobbed against the Tea Party movement by liberal media and political elites. If Democrats like Caddell and Schoen see what we see and are speaking out against it, then the backlash against Obama could be bigger than the polls are measuring right now. (Gary Bauer)

The Good News Corner

Arab Americans experience God's love in Dearborn , Michigan

From the desk of Josh McDowell:

Thank you. Your incredibly generous support made our time at the Arab International Festival last month possible.

This is the second year that the festival's organizers have welcomed me to the Arab International Festival. We had an author's booth this year, just like last June. It's a wonderful opportunity to meet people and give away my books. Nearly 250,000 people attended the festival!

Wow! I wish you could have been there. The welcome I received from the people of Dearborn, the festival organizers and city officials was just as warm as last year. This year was special for several reasons. We had a group of 77 volunteers and staff from all over the country take time out of their busy schedules to join me there. They were so helpful. They made sure things ran smoothly at the booth and developed relationships within the Arab- American community. Our time was even more fruitful because of the two days of training everyone received about building cross-cultural friendships. We even got to meet local groups who minister in Dearborn all year long in preparation for the event.

One of my favorite times from the week came when a young man came up and started talking to me about his faith. We started talking and before I knew it, we'd been talking for 3 hours about all kinds of things - his faith, God's love and so much more!

This year was such a success. Over 3,000 people came through our booth. The amazing thing about this, as our volunteers will tell you, is that not one of them left without a smile on their face. I think they really experienced God's love.

People were so eager to read my books. People were especially interested in How To Be A Hero To Your Kids. I'm so excited about the impact this book could have in the Arab-American community.

And the work didn't end last week. We're coordinating with the churches in Dearborn to ensure that there are Christians ready to do follow-up with Arab Americans and accept them into their church community. Combining these efforts with a new website and telephone hotline will help us share the love of God with as many people as possible.

Thank you again for helping us share God's love with truth-seekers in Dearborn .

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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - July 27, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• The Shirley Sherrod Saga
• "Unusual Uncertainty"
• Elena Kagan -- Unfit to Serve
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, July 27, 2010

"And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen." (Romans 16:20)

The Daily Brief

1. Poll: A Few Cracks in Obama's Hispanic Support - AP

For a group that supported Obama so heavily in 2008 and in his first year in office, only 43 percent of Hispanics surveyed said Obama is adequately addressing their needs, with the economy a major concern. Another 32 percent were on the fence, while 21 percent said he'd done a poor job. Still, 57 percent of Hispanics approve of the president's overall job performance compared with 44 percent among the general population in the latest AP national polling.

The political power of Hispanics now and in the future cannot be overstated. They are the nation's fastest-growing minority group and the government projects they will account for 30 percent of the population by 2050, doubling in size from today.

• Lord, we pray that all minorities will not be seduced by a political party of entitlements and deception. Let them remember their traditional family values, and vote for the party that represents them, and their businesses.

Give me understanding, and I shall keep Your law; Indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart. Make me walk in the path of Your commandments, For I delight in it. (Psalms 119:34, 35)

2. Wikileaks: More US Documents Coming on Afghan War - AP

The leaks come at a time when President Barack Obama's Afghanistan war strategy is under congressional scrutiny and with polls finding that a majority of Americans no longer think the war there is worth fighting. Still, the leaks are not expected to prevent passage of a $60 billion war funding bill. Despite strong opposition among liberals who see Afghanistan as an unwinnable quagmire, House Democrats must either approve the bill before leaving at the end of this week for a six-week vacation, or commit political suicide by leaving troops in the lurch in war zones overseas.

• Father God, we pray these leaks will not have detrimental damage to our troops and our national security. We pray those who are involved in these leaks will be caught, prosecuted, and punished severely.

Say to those who are fearful-hearted, "Be strong, do not fear! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, With the recompense of God; He will come and save you." (Isaiah 35:4)

3. U.S. Braces for Blowback Over Afghan War Disclosures - Fox News

Intelligence officials, past and present, are raising concerns that the revelations could endanger U.S. counterterror networks in the Afghan region, and damage information sharing with U.S. allies. Meanwhile, U.S. allies are asking whether they can trust America to keep secrets. But former CIA director Michael Hayden denounced the leak Monday as incredibly damaging to the U.S. -- and a gift to its enemies. The White House called the disclosures "alarming."

• Lord, these leaks were revealed at the time the elected officials are considering the war funding. We pray that our troops will get all the help they need, as well as the rules of engagement which severely handicap them will be rescinded immediately.

For in You, O Lord, I hope; You will hear, O Lord my God. For I said, "Hear me, lest they rejoice over me, Lest, when my foot slips, they exalt themselves against me." (Psalms 38:15, 16)

4. Fred Thompson: 'Catastrophic' If Bush Tax Cuts Not Renewed - NewsMax

Former GOP presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Fred Thompson warns that not extending the Bush tax cuts could have "devastating" and "catastrophic" consequences for the American economy. Republicans have been arguing for months that raising taxes amid a struggling economy wracked by high unemployment would be a major mistake. They point out that letting the tax breaks expire would especially hit hardest those earning $250,000 or more annually - a demographic that consists of many small-business owners who play a key role in job creation.

• Lord, we pray the Bush tax cuts will be continued and made permanent. Put people of honor and business sense in office at the next election. Flood our elected offices with Christian men and women.

And you shall remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. (Deuteronomy 8:18)

5. Migrants Sell Up, Flee Arizona Ahead of Crackdown - Reuters

In a sign of a gathering exodus, Mexican businesses from grocers and butcher shops to diners and beauty salons have shut their doors in recent weeks as their owners and clients leave. Polls show the measure is backed by a solid majority of Americans and by 65 percent of Arizona voters in this election year for some state governors, all of the U.S. House of Representatives and about a third of the 100-seat Senate.

Arizona straddles the principal highway for human and drug smugglers heading into the United States from Mexico.

• Lord, we pray for the situation regarding illegal immigration, to be settled quickly and peaceably. Let people of both sides of the issue be agreeable to letting the illegals return to their own countries in a gentle way.

Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

6. Busted! Kagan Caught Fudging Her Testimony - WND

A letter created by Americans United for Life Action and signed by at least 30 states, national and legal organizations asks for "an investigation into discrepancies between Kagan's testimony before Congress and written documentation of her undue influence on medical organizations while advising President William J. Clinton on partial-birth abortion legislation."

"We will continue to put every member on notice - Republicans and Democrats - that a vote for Kagan is a vote against the U.S. military, a vote against the Constitution, a vote against free speech and a vote for ultra-partisan extremism and activism on the bench," said Joseph Farah, editor and chief executive officer of WND who is orchestrating the "Stop Kagan" effort that has generated tens of thousands of individual letters to senators.

• Lord, we pray information will be revealed that disqualifies Kagan from being seated on the Supreme Court. Let there also be a loud, successful protest that will rise up against Kagan to stop this nomination.

So shall they fear the Name of the Lord from the west, and His glory from the rising of the sun; When the enemy comes in like a flood, The Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him. (Isaiah 59:19)

7. BP Oil Spill: Clean-Up Crews Can't Find Crude in the Gulf - ABC News

For 86 days, oil spewed into the Gulf of Mexico from BP's damaged well, dumping some 200 million gallons of crude into sensitive ecosystems. BP and the federal government have amassed an army to clean the oil up, but there's one problem - they're having trouble finding it. Still, it doesn't mean that all the oil that gushed for weeks is gone. Thousands of small oil patches remain below the surface, but experts say an astonishing amount has disappeared, reabsorbed into the environment.

"[It's] mother nature doing her job," said Ed Overton, a professor of environmental studies at Louisiana State University.

• Lord, we pray this is not propaganda from the oil company to absolve themselves from lawsuits. But we do give you praise that things are beginning to end on this problem. Let many good lessons be learned from this situation

. • Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, But those who deal truthfully are His delight (Proverbs 12:22)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Hear, O Israel: LORD our God, LORD is one. And you shall love LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might." (Deuteronomy 6:4-5)

1. Abbas signals resistance to U.S. pressure for direct talks - Ha'aretz

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has indicated he will resist United States pressure for face-to-face peace talks with Israel for now, saying indirect negotiations must make progress first.

2. Israel, Hamas delaying US aid efforts - Jerusalem Post

Two recently released US Government Accountability Office (GAO) reports on US aid to the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza laid blame on the Israeli government for delays in the creation of newly-trained Palestinian Authority security forces and in the dispersal of US humanitarian aid to Gaza.

3. Is the 'Red-Dead Sea Conveyance Project' viable? - Jerusalem Post

The Dead Sea's shoreline is sinking by a meter a year, and it is feared that it will literally "dry up" by the year 2050 - unless immediate efforts are made to save what many are calling one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World. While the facts are well known, experts are divided regarding a solution as to how to save the "lowest point on earth."

4. If Hizbullah strikes, we hit Lebanon - Jerusalem Post

The IDF will attack Lebanese government institutions if Israel is again subjected to rocket attacks, Defense Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview with The Washington Post published Sunday.

The Daily Jot

Render Justice for Injustice

The citizens of Bell, California, a suburb of Los Angeles, are mad and they are not going to take it anymore. In fact, they are perhaps awakening from a slumber that represents the entirety of the American taxpayer base. According to Associated Press, the 40,000 Bell residents, of whom over 6,600 live in poverty, found out through a Los Angeles Times investigation that the mayor and city council were paying the Chief Administrative Office $787,637 a year; the Assistant City Manager $376,288 a year; and the Police Chief $457,000. The part time city council was collecting between $90,000-100,00 each.

After a late night meeting, these three officials resigned and town residents are demanding the mayor and city council reduce their salaries by 90% or face recall. They claim, however, that they each are paid only an $8,000 a year salary. The other money comes from other civic duties. In their defense, they say that the town is run with a $22.7 million surplus and the community services are top rate. This is a rarity across America, as many cities are in financial trouble because of over spending, mismanagement of resources and more. Property taxes continue to increase although the value of property has decreased, and many cities and small towns are cutting essential services such as police.

The New York Times reports that towns in Nebraska, Ohio and Illinois are either giving away land or selling it for nominal fees to try to boost the tax rolls and cut lawn mowing expenses. The Times says that other cities such as Boca Raton, Florida are considering expanding the city limits to annex more taxpaying residents. Boca Raton has a $7 million deficit. The Combine, Texas, City Council cut its expenses by firing 11 of 13 police officers and called on the Kaufman County Sheriff's office to pick up the slack. On a larger scale, Oakland, California laid off 80 police officers, but is trying to find a way to increase taxes on property and utilities to hire them back.

Romans 13:7,8 says, "Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honor to whom honor. Owe no many any thing, but to love one another: for he that loves another has fulfilled the law." In this country, We the People have a say over our government. It is not a Caesarian dictatorship. Two things to discern here: First, irresponsible elected leaders always cut the most needed services in order to justify more taxes; and Second, you have a say just as those people have decided in Bell, California. Governments from the local to the national level are robbing you, coveting you and your neighbor's possessions. You must pray and act to right this injustice.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

The Shirley Sherrod Saga

I'm sure by now almost everyone reading this report knows the name Shirley Sherrod. Two weeks ago, she was an unknown bureaucrat with the Department of Agriculture, managing the Rural Development office in Georgia. Then a brief clip of Sherrod addressing an NAACP audience went viral Monday morning. By the afternoon, the Secretary of Agriculture had fired her for admitting to racial discrimination. The NAACP denounced her. The media were in a frenzy.

The knee-jerk reaction to the Sherrod video is absolutely surreal when compared to the controversy regarding the Justice Department's dismissal of the New Black Panther Party case and the media's total blackout of the story. But I digress.

Twenty-four hours later, the Sherrod story started to unravel. It was discovered that Sherrod's comments about not helping a white man and sending him to a white lawyer, "one of his own," were taken out of context. Her story really was a positive one, and many commentators across the political spectrum rushed to Sherrod's defense. Wednesday, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsak and White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs made public apologies and a new job was extended to Sherrod. This afternoon, President Obama called Sherrod to "express his regret over the events of the last several days."

Sherrod says that for her it's not about black and white, but all about envy and class warfare - about the rich versus the poor. In the same NAACP speech, Sherrod makes the bizarre claim that the rich invented racism and slavery to keep poor people down. She then makes this statement:

"The only difference is that the folks with money want to stay in power. And whether it's healthcare or whatever it is, they'll do what they need to do to keep that power. It's always about money, y'all.
"I haven't seen such mean-spirited people as I've seen lately over this issue of healthcare. Some of the racism we thought was buried, didn't it surface! Now we endured eight years of the Bushes and we didn't do the stuff these Republicans are doing because you have a black president."

Sherrod's speech is a perfect example of the corrupting influence of so-called "social justice" that demonizes wealth and promotes socialism under the guise of civil rights. Worse, her speech is another example of left-wing activists attributing political differences to racism. So, is anyone really surprised that the White House is offering her a new job? (Gary Bauer)

"Unusual Uncertainty"

In testimony before Congress last week, Ben Bernanke, chairman of the Federal Reserve, described the state of the economy as "unusually uncertain." For most small business owners and the unemployed, that is a gross understatement. What is contributing to this unusual uncertainty? I believe it is many of the policies coming out of the Obama Administration.

From ObamaCare to cap and trade, this administration is proposing one massive Big Government program after another. The stimulus program has not worked, yet the administration continues to pretend otherwise. Joe Biden is out promoting the "Summer of Recovery," while the Fed chairman warns the economy is "unusually uncertain." If Obama wanted to eliminate some of the uncertainty, he would listen to the advice of his own top economic advisers and immediately announce his support for extending the Bush tax cuts.

Writing in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, Stanford economics Professor Michael Boskin notes, "In the most recent issue of the American Economic Review, Ms. Romer (and her husband David H. Romer) conclude that 'tax increases are highly contractionary . . . tax cuts have very large and persistent positive output effects.'" For those who do not recognize the name, Boskin is referring to Christina Romer, chairwoman of President Obama's Council of Economic Advisers.

But unless Congress acts, the Bush tax cuts will expire on December 31st. If nothing is done, all taxpayers will face major tax hikes that will pull trillions of dollars out of the economy.

So far, fewer than a dozen members of the Democrat majority in Congress have come out in favor of extending all of the Bush tax cuts. Preserving these tax cuts will be a major issue in the fall campaigns. And 103 days from now, the voters should refuse to extend the careers of any politician who does not vote to keep these tax cuts. (Gary Bauer)

Elena Kagan -- Unfit to Serve

It was little surprise that President Obama would nominate someone to the Supreme Court with as limited regard for the U.S. Constitution as himself. However, the radical political and liberal history of Elena Kagan should make even the most diehard Leftist take a step back.

The recent Senate hearings helped expose her disgust for traditional morality, free speech, the military, individual liberty, unborn children, constitutional fidelity, and all things religious. As a political appointee to President Clinton, she was so fixated on protecting partial-birth abortion that she masterminded an effort to substitute her own opinion for that of two medical groups. Both the American Medical Association (AMA) and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG) said there was virtually no instance in which a partial-birth abortion was necessary to save a woman's life. When that statement crossed Kagan's desk, she personally changed it to say that partial-birth abortion "may be the best or most appropriate procedure in a particular circumstance to save the life or preserve the health of the mother."

The political and unscientific opinion inserted by Ms. Kagan into what was supposed to be an authoritative medical document was then cited by several judges to strike down restrictions on the horrendous partial-birth abortion procedure.

Additionally, her pro-homosexual views led her to restrict military recruitment on Harvard Law School's campus, and, as Solicitor General, to sabotage the defense of our federal marriage law and of the current military policy on homosexuals serving openly in the U.S. military. In these instances, she favored her personal ideology and political calculations over the law. Without your help, she may spend 30 or more years doing this same thing as a member of America's most powerful court. Elena Kagan was unfit to be Solicitor General, and she definitely doesn't deserve a lifetime promotion to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Please contact your U.S. Senators today and tell them to oppose Elena Kagan.

Thank you and God bless you.

Tony Perkins, President
Family Research Council

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Police Chief Sees a Miracle on the Highway

(McKenzie, Alabama)-The Andalusia Star-News reports that a miracle happened last week when a tanker overturned pinning driver Tony Moore.

"If it weren't for Jesus Christ, we would have all blown up," said McKenzie police chief Clint Reaves who was also quoted as saying he had been in law enforcement for the past 25 years and had "never been so scared in his life."

"The gas fumes were so strong; gas was pouring out, and Moore was pinned in," he said. "A fireman stopped and went with me, and we kept pulling. Moore got up on his feet, and it took all we could do to tote him."

"If it weren't for Jesus Christ, we would have all blown up," he added. "It was an act of God."
Read the entire report by clicking on the link provided. [Reported by: Breaking Christian News, July 13, 2010)

Worship with Us Today!

Singing with the Saints - The Gaither Band

Heaven's gettn' ready for an end it all celebration
To begin eternity
With a righteous congregation,
This world's comin' to an end
And it won't be long;
The party's gonna' start
And go on and on and on

I'll be singin' with the saints
At the morning light,
Ringin' in the day
'Cause there is no night.
Sayin' goodbye to the heartache,
Trouble and pain,
I'll be sittin' at the throne
With an angel band,
Shoutin' hallelujah
To the great I Am
If you think it's a dream,
Well, it ain't.
'll be singin' with the saints.
The tambourine's ringin'
And David starts to feel the rhythm.
Paul and Silas are hummin' a tune
They wrote in prison.

Well, Gabriel hears the music
And he picks up his horn;
It's just another glory, hallelujah morn.