Thursday, September 2, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - September 2, 2010

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

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, September 2, 2010

"As I looked, thrones were set in place, and the Ancient of Days took his seat. His clothing was as white as snow; the hair of his head was white like wool." (Daniel 7:9)

The Daily Brief

1. Israelis, Palestinians Resume Direct Talks - CNS News

After a day and evening in White House talks with President Barack Obama, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas sat down together Thursday for the first of what American officials hope will be a series of meetings that lead in a year's time to an agreement on the creation of a Palestinian state.

- The White House has now announced that these talks will be ongoing, every two weeks, in the Middle East, beginning two weeks from now. Pray for the security of the nation of Israel, and for an undivided Jerusalem. Pray!

- "Those who bless you I will bless . . ." (Gen. 12:3)

2. North Carolina Residents Evacuate - AP

Earl Barrels Down on East Coast

National Hurricane Center spokesman Dennis Feltgen said Thursday that there is still concern that the "core of the storm" could shift farther west and have a "very significant impact on the immediate coastline."

Forecasters also were trying to figure out whether the storm would stay off the Northeast coast or bring hurricane-force winds to Long Island, the Boston metropolitan area and Cape Cod. "I would not downplay the potential threat to New England," one official told Fox News.

- A hurricane remaining off shore can still cause much land/property damage. Decree that the storm will turn and go far out to sea as hurricanes have done so in the past when God's people prayed. If the Lord has other purposes for this hurricane, then we pray for God's will to be done but to deliver us from evil. Cry out for mercy!

- "Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come unto Thee. Hide not Thy face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline Thy ear unto me: in the day when I call answer me speedily." (Psalm 102:1)

3. Obama's economic team considering new stimulus package - Washington Post

With the recovery faltering less than two months before the November congressional elections, President Obama's economic team is considering another big dose of stimulus in the form of tax breaks for businesses -- potentially worth hundreds of billions of dollars, according to two people familiar with the talks. Among the options are a temporary payroll tax holiday and a permanent extension of the research and development tax credit, say people familiar with the talks.

- May these plans be broken into pieces by the Lord, and His provision, peace and prosperity be set into its place.

- "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." (Jer. 29:11)

4. GOP Takes Unprecedented 10-Point Lead on Generic Ballot - Gallup

Republicans lead by 51% to 41% among registered voters in Gallup weekly tracking of 2010 congressional voting preferences. The 10-percentage-point lead is the GOP's largest so far this year and is its largest in Gallup's history of tracking the midterm generic ballot for Congress.

• Pray for righteousness to be a dominant characteristic of the GOP candidates, for all men are capable of deception. Learn about the character of your local candidates campaigning this fall for the House and Senate, Visit your polling place and speak truth to its election officials, who cannot be manipulated nor bribed to change the outcomes of the voting.

- "Righteousness exalteth a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Proverbs 14:34)

5. Christians dine with Muslims in a show of interfaith support - Orlando Sentinel

Together, the Christians and the Moslems walked at dusk from the Islamic school to the Islamic Center of Orlando. Together, they ate figs and chickpeas and fruit salad to end the fasting of Ramadan. Together, they lined up in rows inside the mosque and prayed. "This is what we should see all over the nation," said Raza Ali, 62, a member of the mosque. "We have to be together. We should fight together those who go to the extremes." The interfaith gathering Monday night of Christians and Moslems, along with some Jewish friends of the mosque, was a show of support, unity and faith at a time when the nation seems drawn to polarizing extremes over religion and terrorism.

- Pray for those Christians and Jews in Orlando who are deceived in thinking that interfaith events are a show of friendship, for they do not realize that God is holy and does not allow "strange fire" at His altar. These deceived ones need to be praying for the Moslems to encounter Jesus Christ rather than praying with the Moslems! True friendship must show Moslems the way to God and salvation. That is true caring!

- "And there went out the fire ["strange fire"] from the Lord and devoured them [Nadab and Abihu, the sons of Aaron] and they died before the Lord. " (Leviticus 10: 2)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"As for Me, this is My covenant with them . . . My spirit that is upon you, and My words which I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, nor out of the mouth of your seed, nor out of the mouth of your seed's seed," says LORD, "from now and forever." (Isaiah 59:21)

1. Hamas claims responsibility for 2nd W.Bank attack in 2 days - Jerusalem Post

The military wing of Palestinian terrorist group Hamas claimed responsibility for Wednesday night's drive-by shooting near Rimonim Junction in the West Bank that left two Israelis wounded, Israel Radio reported Thursday.

2. Netanyahu tells Abbas: I came to Washington to reach historic compromise with Palestinians - Ha'aretz

Addressing PA President Mahmoud Abbas at a White House dinner last night, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he had come to the Washington peace summit that began yesterday "to figure out a historic compromise" with the Palestinians.

3. Barak to Haaretz: Israel ready to cede parts of Jerusalem in peace deal - Ha'aretz

Ehud Barak has always vacillated between peace and security, dovishness and hawkishness, left wing and right wing. Even when he left south Lebanon, offered the Golan Heights to Hafez Assad and the Temple Mount to Yasser Arafat, he didn't do this as a bleeding heart. He always spoke forcefully, talked about the importance of sobriety. He always spoke about how Israel must survive in a jungle. It must do so even now, on the eve of the peace summit in Washington.

4. Obama: 'Senseless slaughter' in West Bank won't stop peace talks - Ha'aretz

Obama on Wednesday described the fatal shooting of four Israelis in the West Bank as a senseless slaughter that will not stop the U.S. from seeking peace in the Middle East.

5. Mubarak calls for int'l security force in West Bank - Jerusalem Post

Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak suggested that an international peacekeeping force be stationed in the West Bank as a compromise between Israel's security concerns and the Palestinian's desire for a complete Israeli withdrawal from the territory. Mubarak's comments came in an op-ed piece published in Wednesday's New York Times.

The Daily Jot

Ground Zero Mosque countered with Ground Zero Christian Center

Bill Keller is this on fire-for-the-Lord internet evangelist who founded I have known Bill for about five years and believe him to be a take-no-prisoners, Bible believing, Bible teaching man. He is not one to see a problem and cower away from it, he attacks it. He was criticized years ago for going on Howard Stern. But Bill handled Howard Stern and because of his appearances on Stern's show, literally thousands came to the Lord, recommitted their lives to the Lord and thanked Bill for being so bold as to bring Christ to Stern's airwaves. He has the emails and letters to prove it. Now Bill is off on another mission--to counter the Islamic Center and Mosque to be built near Ground Zero in New York.

Bill says, "How do you battle the darkness? With the LIGHT! I watched in disbelief a few weeks ago as they announced the Muslims would be building a $110 million mosque just a few blocks from where their Muslim brothers perpetrated the greatest act of terror on US soil in history, deliberately flying planes into the World Trade Center towers, knocking them down and killing 3,000 innocent souls in the process. The gall, the arrogance, the audacity of this false religion of violence, hate, and death to build their temple to satan just blocks from that hallowed ground." So Bill decided to do something about it.

Beginning this Sunday, September 5, he will begin having services at the "9-11 Christian Center at Ground Zero." He will be holding services every Sunday at 11 am at the New York Marriott at 85 West Street--one block from ground zero. There will be services 7 days a week and a "9-11 Memorial Prayer Room" for those who visit Ground Zero and want to stop and pray. Bill says, "The mission is simple. Have a place at ground zero where people can come to hear the real uncompromised Truth right from God's Word, and find the only true hope there is, faith in Jesus Christ!!!" He said he is not starting just another church--services will be like the soul winning "old time evangelistic meetings."

The opposition to this new church is tremendous. Bill wrote in his daily email that "every left leaning website has been covering our opening. It is amazing how they all could not wait to support the victory mosque, but have gone after me with a vengeance, calling me every horrible name you could think of in the process." But these attempts to discourage only make Bill Keller more determined. He says, "I have a secret to share with you today. The people in this world are looking for hope." The Apostle Paul wrote in Romans 12:21, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." This is an example of how we as Christians can change the world if we are obedient to the Lord.

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

Talks Fatally Flawed

As the Middle East peace talks enter a new day, it is worth mentioning that they begin with very low expectations and with good reason: The talks are fatally flawed from the start. Here's why.

Benjamin Netanyahu is representing the Israeli nation. If he makes an agreement or offers concessions, there will be those who agree and those who disagree. But Israelis and the world will recognize that he speaks for the Israeli nation. As the elected leader of Israel, Netanyahu has credibility.

Unfortunately for Prime Minister Netanyahu, his so-called "partner in peace," Mahmoud Abbas, has no such credibility. There is no evidence that Abbas speaks for anyone. He probably could not even win an election in Judea and Samaria. There is no evidence that he speaks for the Gaza half of the Palestinian state, or that he could deliver on any commitments he makes at the White House.
Here's proof. Yesterday, Mahmoud Zahar, the leader of Hamas (which controls Gaza - half of the future Palestinian state), condemned the peace talks and said, "Today marks the start of direct negotiations between someone who has no right to represent the Palestinian people and the brutal occupier, to provide a cover for Judaizing Jerusalem and stealing the land." Zahar also reiterated that Hamas' only goal is "liberating" all land between the Jordan River and the Mediterrean Sea, meaning the destruction of the state of Israel.

In what universe do these talks make sense? If the guy making concessions for the Palestinians can't deliver, why would Israel want to give up anything for empty promises?

Yesterday I wrote about the brutal shootings of four Israelis. I noticed that in virtually every news report, the four Israelis were described as "Hebron settlers." In its own way, this description debases them by suggesting that they shouldn't have been there in first place, even though Jews have lived in Hebron for a very long time. Unfortunately, the history of Jews and Muslims living side-by-side in peace in Hebron has a checkered past. In August 1929, Arabs rioted for three days, ransacking Jewish homes and killing nearly 70 Jews. (Gary Bauer)

The Good News Corner

Fire Destroys Anti-Israel Turkish Film

The virulently anti-Israel Turkish TV show "Ambush in the Valley of the Wolves" spinoff movie "The Valley of the Wolves: Palestine" hit a snag this week when a fire destroyed many of the film's negatives. The incident was reported by the Hebrew-language daily Maariv.

Improper use of chemicals caused a blaze that demolished negatives from at least two days of filming, including shots of scenes in which thousands of extras took part, and action scenes.

The movie's directors refused to confirm or deny the reports of damage.

The "Valley of the Wolves" TV show included violent anti-Israel images, including scenes depicting Israeli intelligence agents kidnapping babies and taking civilians hostage. It caused a diplomatic crisis between Israel and Turkey last January. ( Read more.

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