Friday, September 17, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - September 17, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• A Prayer for Yom Kippur
• VVS: YOU can be a part!
• 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting
• Update: the "Peace" Talks
• The Good News Corner
• Honoring Yom Kippur

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The Daily Brief - Friday, Sept. 17, 2010

"Be on the alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong. Let all that you do be done in love." (I Corinthians 16:13,14)


Please scroll down to the GOOD NEWS section FIRST! If you cannot join us in Washington, D.C. this weekend, then we thank you for offering your prayer support for this momentous event. With blessings to all from the saints who are stationed here in THE DISTRICT OF CHRIST - your nation's capital!


We have just been advised that the U.S. Senate will vote Tuesday, Sept. 21 at 2:15p.m. (EDT) on the Defense Authorization bill (S 3454) that has attached to it the repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" and abortions at military hospitals. Please don't wait. Take action TODAY!

The Daily Brief

1. US Poverty Rates Grow - VOA News

Government officials, advocacy groups and economists in the United States are grappling with solutions to reduce high poverty rates. The U.S. Census Bureau says that last year, the number of poor Americans was the highest since such data started being collected five decades ago.

A. Foreclosures Rise; Repossessions Set Record - CNBC

US foreclosure activity rose in August from the previous month, and banks and lenders took ownership from homeowners at a record pace, according to a new report released Thursday.

- Pray that God will make a way where there seems to be no way for the needs of our people to be met. May these desperate circumstances rebound to the Glory of God, as many are now driven to their knees to seek Him for help. Our help is in the name of the Lord.

-" And do this, knowing the time, that is now, it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore, let us cast off the works of darkness and let us put on the armor of light. " (Romans 13:11,12)

2. Report: Illegal Drug Use up Sharply Last Year - ABC News

The rate of illegal drug use rose last year to the highest level in nearly a decade, fueled by a sharp increase in marijuana use and a surge in ecstasy and methamphetamine abuse, the government reported Wednesday.

- Men take drugs to either escape from reality or to find a way to cope with it. Pray for those who are bound in these addictions, for Christ can set them free. May each one discover, with joy, that all of our answers lie with Him.

-" A man will be commended according to his wisdom, But he who is of a perverse heart will be despised." (Proverbs 12:8)

3. Christian Community of Iraq Halved in Seven Years - Media Line

The number of Christians in Iraq has dwindled to half of what it was before the American invasion in 2003, an Iraqi official said.

- This report is so sad. First, we pray for those who mourn for these believers who have apparently perished in Iraq, for their faith. Next, ask our Lord to strengthen and to protect those who remain, because they yet carry the good news of salvation for the people of Iraq. Pray!

- "You are the salt of the earth, but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. You are the light of the world, A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." (Matthew 5 :13,14)

4. Drug-resistant 'superbugs' hit 20 states, spread worldwide - USA Today

Bacteria that are able to survive every modern antibiotic are cropping up in many U.S. hospitals and are spreading outside the USA, public health officials say.

- As we consider this horrific report, let's recall the recent prophesied worldwide outbreak of swine flu, which in the end never came to pass. We prayed then, and we will pray now. Raise up a SHIELD of intercession over the 20 states where this superbug has already manifested, and cast it down in the mighty Name of Jesus. Decree "This far and no further and here shall your proud waves stop!" Decree the Blood of Christ over this and all end-time plagues, until the fullness of time has come.

5. US: Time may come for special nuke probe of Syria - Jerusalem Post

A US envoy on Thursday suggested time was running out for Syria to cooperate with a UN atomic agency probe of alleged secret nuclear activities before the agency invokes its seldom-used authority to call for a special inspection -- a possible prelude to UN Security Council involvement.

- Thank the Lord for that the United States is taking this position at the U.N. against the covert actions of Syria. Pray that all hidden things come to light; and pray that Syria will bow to the will of the U.N. in cooperating with this probe. Syria must show its hand. Nothing is too difficult for God.

- "For whatever is hidden is meant to be disclosed, and whatever is concealed is meant to be brought out into the open." (Mark 4:22)

6. Russia to supply Syria with cruise missiles - AFP

Russian Defence Minister Anatoly Serdyukov confirmed in Washington that Russia would supply Syria with P-800 Yakhont cruise missiles, Russian news agencies reported Friday.

- Pray that this plan will fail.

- "Take counsel together, but it will come to nothing; Speak the word, but it will not stand, For God is with us." (Isaiah 8:10)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"the nations . . . shall come up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles . . . " (Zech. 14:16)

1. IDF force kills Hamas operative near Tulkarem - Ynet News

An IDF force operating east of the West Bank city of Tulkarem overnight killed Iyad abu Shalabiya, formerly a senior Hamas operative, Ynet learned Friday.

2. Egypt to Israel: Curb settlement construction for 3 months - Jerusalem Post

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak said Thursday that he has urged Israel to curb West Bank settlement construction for three more months to give peacemaking a chance.

3. Gov't officially approves deal to buy F-35 fighter jets - Jerusalem Post

The government officially approved plans to buy American-made F-35 stealth fighter jets on Thursday.

The Daily Jot

Depending on government instead of God: Record Poverty in America

I remember listening to President Lyndon Johnson's first State of the Union address on January 8, 1964, as was the custom in our house to pay attention to such matters. The centerpiece of Johnson's speech was, as he put it, to be a "progressive administration which is efficient, and honest and frugal." Little did we know then that the words "progressive" and "honest and frugal" in the same context is an oxymoron--contradictory terms. Johnson defined how he would be progressive when he said, "This administration today, here and now, declares unconditional war on poverty in America." And he set out to fight it with government programs.

The 1964 US population was just shy of 192 million. Johnson estimated 38 million people lived below the poverty level. Now, the Washington Post reports, "About 44 million Americans - one in seven - lived last year in homes in which the income was below the poverty level, which is about $22,000 for a family of four. That is the largest number of people since the census began tracking poverty 51 years ago." When Johnson left office the national debt was $358 billion, or $18,645 per citizen. Today the debt is $13.5 trillion, a whopping $43,686 per citizen. As the Post reported an analyst saying, "We're spending more money fighting poverty than ever before, yet poverty is up. Clearly, we're doing something wrong."

The something wrong is found in the word "progressive." This is a term for statism, or communism. The current Administration claims, as did Johnson, that it is "progressive." Since 1964 when Johnson declared war on poverty, the government has nurtured socialistic programs to help the poor. The wealth of individual Americans has been redistributed to the government, claiming it is helping the poor. There has been no clearer example of casting pearls before swine. The Church in America in the 1960s seemed all to willing to allow the government to stand in its role of ministering pure religion, as defined in James 1:27, "to visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction"--a doer of the work of Christ.

Government programs that breed into generations a mentality of entitlement are akin to slavery. Only God is God. Jesus said in Mark 14:7, "For you have the poor with you always, and whensoever you will you may do them good." And Jesus said in Matthew 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you." The "things" Jesus was talking about were food and clothing--the very things that the government tries in vain to provide the poor after taking its share of your money. Jesus didn't say seek first the US Government and all these things shall be added unto you. It is futile to think that a government can provide what God will provide. Faith is the substance of hope.

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

A Prayer for Yom Kippur

From: Intercessors for Israel

As Yom Kippur is usually spent in prayer and repentance by most Jews in Israel and elsewhere, we read Daniel 9:1-19 out loud. Then we prayed for Israel's salvation. Yom Kippur is a wonderful day for believers to pray for this, because on this day many Jews fast and pray and repent so that God might write their name in the Book of Life.

- I entreat you also, true yokefellow, help those. . .whose names are in the book of life. (Phil. 4:3)

"It was given unto [the anti-Christ] to make war with the saints, and to overcome them. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world." (Rev. 13:7-8)

- We bless You because we know there are more Jewish people in the Kingdom of Your Son this Yom Kippur than there were last year at this time.

- We intercede for the following groups of people and ask for a significant remnant of each to be saved this year: government officials; Holocaust survivors; young men and women serving in Israel's army; Israeli youth; widows and orphans; the Orthodox community; religious settlers; the Gaza refugees; Jews in the New Age and gay communities; those who have immigrated to Israel last year; unsaved loved ones of Messianic Jewish believers; the handicapped - both mental or physical.

We remind You of Jewish people who have been consistently prayed for over the years and are still in darkness.

- "O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel." (Jer. 31:7)

Let the Angel of LORD visit many throughout this land tonight and tomorrow.

- "I am not ashamed of the gospel of Messiah, for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one who believes - to the Jew first, and also to the gentile. For in it is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as written, The just shall live by faith." (Rom. 1:16-17)

[Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, the most important of the LORD's feasts (Lev. 16:1-34; 23:1, 26-32), starts tonight at sunset and ends after sunset tomorrow evening. Most Jews, whether in or outside of Israel, fast and pray on this day.]

Values Voters Summit: YOU can be a part!

Dear Friends,

This weekend, the Family Research Council is hosting its Values Voters Summit in Washington, D.C.

Beginning today and continuing through Sunday, this tremendous conference can be viewed via the internet on live streaming by going here.

Today (Friday) and Saturday, September 17-18, beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET, FRC Action is partnering with our friends the American Family Association (AFA) for a live webcast from the 2010 Values Voter Summit. The FREE webcast will feature all the action from the ballroom of the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, D.C. Watch live as our stellar lineup of speakers address the critical issues facing our country today.

Speakers include:

• Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.)
• Dr. Bill Bennett
• Ken Blackwell
• The Duggar Family
• Sean Hannity
• David Limbaugh
• Gov. Mike Huckabee
• Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.)
• Gov. Bob McDonnell (R-Va.)
• Christine O'Donnell
• Gov. Mitt Romney
• Sen. Rick Santorum
• More!

View the webcast online beginning at 8:00 a.m. ET at , watch live what you'll read about in the headlines later.


Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

National Religious Broadcasters Calls for 40 Days of Prayer and Fasting

The National Religious Broadcasters, representing Christian ministries across America, has issued an urgent call for prayer.

Join millions who will commit to 40 days of intercession for our country.

The Problem

Christians know that God moves in the affairs of men and nations. Critical issues face us today on every level. Crisis are before us at every turn; our families are broken, the social fabric of our culture that once was our strength is now torn and tattered, our government is ineffective at best and often wrong, our educational system is misguided, our economy is crumbling, and even many of our churches seem weak and ineffective.

Christians know that only God holds the solution to our problems.

The Plan

- A simple plan: Call Christians across our nation to a single focus, prayer.
- A single prayer: 2 Chronicles 7:14 - "If My People . . . "
- A supernatural possibility: God will come down as His people daily, repeatedly, and fervently pray this one prayer.
The Agenda

This call to prayer is exactly what it appears to be, nothing more and surely nothing less. Some may question the motive or agenda. The motive is to call God's people to pray and allow the Word of God to work into their spirits and out through their actions. There is no agenda or movement planned. However, we know that when the Spirit begins to move in His people He will direct them into action. There are no actions anticipated by this call to prayer, but God will surely work in the hearts of men and women and actions will result.

Your Responsibility

The NRB is now posting daily prayer guides and directions for intercession for our nation. . . and you can join us at any time during this 40-day period.

It has been said that intercessory prayer is the highest form of prayer. Intercession is coming before God on behalf of others, calling on God for those who do know Him, who do not call on Him.

Join this vital call for intercession. Be a prayer group leader or join a prayer group. God can and will use you to change America.

For more information:

Visit the website for "If My People Pray . . ." by going here. Here you will find resources and strategies to equip you to stand with us in 40 days of prayer and fasting for America. Thank you!
[Note from CHPP: This call to join NRB in 40 days of fasting was released on September 1, 2010. However, one can join at any time during the 40-day period, and even make up "lost days" later.

We wish to thank the NRB for their grace in allowing us to join them at this "delayed" date. Thank you!]

Update: the "Peace" Talks

Israel Considers Prisoner Release, Ceding Territories to Palestinians

Israel and the Palestinians have yet to reach a compromise on settlement construction, but Jerusalem is nonetheless considering a number of gestures, including releasing prisoners and transferring [Palestinian] areas in the West Bank [Judea and Samaria] to Palestinian control, western officials familiar with peace talks told Ynet Tuesday night [September 14].

The second round of direct negotiations began in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt on Tuesday and will continue Wednesday [September 15] when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will meet in Jerusalem. The two leaders may also attend another summit in New York later this month.

According to officials who took part in the talks, the Israeli negotiation team suggested holding one of the meetings between Netanyahu and Abbas in Ramallah, as a goodwill gesture to the Palestinians. It remains unclear whether the Israeli security establishment will approve such a meeting or suggest it be held in Jericho instead.

According to the western officials, no progress was made during the Sharm summit on the settlement construction issue. The construction moratorium is set to expire on September 26, but the US is pressing Israel to extend it.

The talks focused on finding a solution that maintains the stability of Netanyahu's government without causing the Palestinians to quit the talks. Despite the difficulties, Israel is considering a number of gestures to the Palestinians, including the release of prisoners, transferring certain areas in the West Bank to full Palestinian control and continuing the construction freeze in areas outside the main settlement blocs.

During the talks in Sharm, the American delegation, headed by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, reprimanded the Israelis and Palestinians, and called on both sides to project optimism and not create a negative atmosphere.

US envoy George Mitchell told reporters in Egypt, "President Abbas and Prime Minister Netanyahu continue to agree that these negotiations, whose goal is to resolve all core issues, can be completed in one year."

Echoing Obama's position, Mitchell said, "We think it makes sense to extend the (construction) moratorium, especially given that the talks are moving in a constructive direction."

(Excerpts of an article by Ali Waked, Ynetnews, September 15, 2010) Read more.

Prayer Focus

Pray that Israel will not be required to take extra steps during the current negotiations. Pray that Israel would handle the situation wisely and not jeopardize their security nor stray from God's path.


"Uphold my steps in Your paths, that my footsteps may not slip." (Psalm 17:5)
[Source: Bridges for Peace]


American Minute with Bill Federer

Friday, September 17 Constitution Day

"Done . . . the SEVENTEENTH DAY of SEPTEMBER, in the year of our LORD one thousand seven hundred and eighty seven."

This is the last line of the U.S. Constitution.

A study by Professors Donald S. Lutz and Charles S. Hyneman, titled "The Relative Influence of European Writers on Late 18th-Century American Political Thought" published in American Political Science Review, 1984, revealed that after examining nearly 15,000 writings of the 55 writers of the Constitution, including newspaper articles, pamphlets, books and monographs, that the Bible, especially the book of Deuteronomy, contributed 34 percent of all direct quotes made by the Founders.

When indirect Bible citations were included, the percentage rose even higher.

Presiding over the Constitutional Convention was George Washington, who wrote ten days after his Presidential Inauguration to the United Baptist Churches of Virginia, May 10, 1789:

"If I could have entertained the slightest apprehension that the Constitution framed by the Convention, where I had the honor to preside, might possibly endanger the religious rights of any ecclesiastical Society, certainly I would never have placed my signature to it."

[To learn more about The American Minute, please visit their website by going here.]


This just in:

In honor of today in history, the Heritage Foundation has published an article titled: " Constitution Day and the Perilous Future".

You can read this posting by going here.

This year, may we each work and pray, wherever we live in this great nation, to do all we can to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.


The Good News Corner

Glory! Ride Arrives Washington, D.C.

September 17-19, 2010

YOM KIPPUR: Days of Atonement

24 Hour Outdoor Worship begins
10AM Friday to Midnight Sunday

Jimmie Black in Concert
Friday Eve 6:30pm

Horses to Ride DC
Saturday approx 10 a.m.

RainSong Music in Concert
6:30 pm Saturday

LOCATION: WASHINGTON MONUMENT AREA Sylvan OUTDOOR Ampitheater 15TH & Independence Nearest Metro Stop: Smithsonian





Honoring Yom Kippur:

Kol Nidrei with piano

Kol Nidre is considered the holiest song resereved for the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur. It is an admonition about not taking a vow or an oath.

Jesus Also Teaches against Vows and Oaths

Matthew 5:33-37

5:33 "Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, 'Do not break your oath, but keep the oaths you have made to the Lord.' 34 But I tell you, Do not swear at all: either by heaven, for it is God's throne; 35 or by earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one."

This is the transliteration of the Hebrew and the translation in English.


Evening service for Yom Kippur
Kol Nidrei: (Hebrew)

Ve'esarei, Ush'vuei, Vacharamei, Vekonamei, Vekinusei, Vechinuyei.D'indarna, Ud'ishtabana, Ud'acharimna, Ud'assarna Al nafshatana Miyom Kippurim zeh, ad Yom Kippurim haba aleinu letovah Bechulhon Icharatna vehon, Kulhon yehon sharan Sh'vikin sh'vitin, betelin umevutalin, lo sheririn v'lo kayamin Nidrana lo nidrei, V'essarana lo essarei Ush'vuatana lo shevuot.
Kol Nidrei: "All vows:" (English)

Prohibitions, oaths, consecrations, vows that we may vow, swear, consecrate, or prohibit upon ourselves from this Yom Kippur until the next Yom Kippur, may it come upon us for good -regarding them all, we regret them henceforth. They will all be permitted, abandoned, cancelled, null and void, without power and without standing. Our vows shall not be valid vows; our prohibitions shall not be valid prohibitions; and our oaths shall not be valid oaths.

Note: The chazan (cantor) recites Kol Nidrei aloud three times, each time louder than before, and the congregation recites along in an undertone. To listen to Kol Kidre, go here. (Source: Olive Tree Ministries)