Friday, December 17, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - December 17, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot

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The Daily Brief - Friday, December 17, 2010


Senate to Vote Tomorrow Morning on the Repeal of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell"

Calling all prayer warriors!

"I am watching over My Word to perform it." (Jeremiah 1:12)

The Daily Brief

1. DADT Vote Scheduled for Saturday Morning. Urgent action needed! - Liberty Counsel

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid has announced his "Motion to Concur" vote for Saturday morning using the recently- passed House bill to repeal the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT) policy. I am calling on our Liberty Counsel team to do three things: FAX and CALL your Senators as soon as possible and PRAY for God's intervention! Time is critical. Click here to schedule your faxes:

- Stand with us as we declare the decree. We need all the nation's prayer warriors praying about this most key vote since the Supreme Court's Roe v. Wade vote in 1973.

- "This far you shall come, but no further, and here shall your proud waves stop!" (Job 38:11)

"All unrighteousness SHUTS ITS MOUTH." (Psalm 107:42)

"So will My word be which goes forth from My mouth; It will not return to Me empty, Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11)

[Bringing the fire of the Word to destroy this bill]

"Is not my word like fire," declares the LORD, "and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? (Jer. 23:29)

2. Senate Dem leader drops nearly $1.3T spending bill - AP

Democrats controlling the Senate have abandoned a 1,924-page catchall spending measure that's laced with homestate pet projects known as earmarks and that would have provided another $158 billion for military operations in Iraq and Afghanistan.

- Offer another chorus of praise that this omnibus spending bill has been stopped in its tracks. This action by the Senate Majority Leader is a direct answer to prayer. Press in!

- It is not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord. (Zech.4:6)

3. Obama Signs Bipartisan Tax Package - Fox News

Late this afternoon, the president signed the massive bipartisan tax package that delights most Republicans but divides his own party. The debate over its implications rages on. Obama signed this bill into law after the House voted 288 to 148 Thurs night late to temporarily extend Bush tax cut, continue unemployment benefits for 13 months and approve a series of tax credits, cuts and extensions.

- As one headline stated today, sometimes something is better than nothing. Offer praise for the blessings that are going to come forth from this action, and ask our Lord to grant His continued wisdom for the problems that remain. Unemployment cannot be solved by "living off the dole," but by taking aggressive action to actually create jobs and get people back to work.

- Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. (Phil. 4 v 6,7)

4. Congress Hopes Short-Term Budget Fix Averts Gov't Shutdown - Fox News

As the federal government careens toward a temporary shutdown at 12:01 a.m. Sunday, Congress desperately seeks a way to keep the government's door open this weekend.

- Pray to the God of the Breakthrough for a breakthrough over this impasse. PRAY!

- "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16)

5. Congress: No to Palestinian statehood declaration - Ynet News

The House of Representatives on Thursday passed a motion opposing a move being promoted by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, for recognition of a state within the 1967 borders without Israel's agreement.

- Offer a great chorus of praise for this move on behalf of the United States Congress. As we bless Israel, we are blessed. Call forth the blessing due to our people NOW as Congress finishes its business for the year. May each and every bill passed out of this Congress be pleasing to the Lord and bring a blessing to our people.

- Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem, "May they prosper who love you. (Ps. 122:6)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass. . ." (Micah 4:13)

1. U.S. allocates $205 million for Israel's Iron Dome anti-rocket system - Ha'aretz

Obama's administration has allocated $205 million dollars toward funding Israel's advanced anti-rocket system, the Iron Dome.

2. PA steps up criticism of US 'pro-Israel bias' - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinian Authority on Thursday stepped up its criticism of purported US pro-Israel bias in the diplomatic process, after Congress passed a resolution calling on the administration to "deny recognition to any unilaterally declared Palestinian state."

3. Report: Lebanon says Israel erecting 21 spy posts along its border - Ha'aretz

Lebanon's parliament accused Israel on of erecting 21 wiretapping and spy posts along the Lebanese border, Channel 10 quoted Quds Net news agency as having reported on Thursday.

4. Israel can't defeat Hezbollah: Israeli expert - Reuters

Israel cannot defeat Hezbollah in a direct engagement and the Lebanese guerrilla group would inflict heavy damage on the Israeli home front if war broke out, a former Israeli national security adviser said Thursday.

5. Israel shoots down 'suspicious flying object' near Dimona nuclear reactor - Ha'aretz

An Israel Air Force warplane on Thursday shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over the Dimona nuclear reactor, a security official said.

The Daily Jot

Of Persecution, Politics, Islam, Communists and the Pope

If you are in a good mood and just out mowing your yard, don't yodel. Don't yodel, especially if your neighbors are Islamists and they are having a prayer meeting. It could land you in jail or cause you to have to pay a fine. According to the Kronen Zeitung newspaper, a 63 year old Austrian man has been fined over a thousand dollars for offending his Islamist neighbors by yodeling while they were praying. They filed charges because they thought the man was mocking the Islamic call to prayer. But the man, who is being called Helmut G by the media says, "It was not my intention to imitate or insult them. I simply started to yodel a few tunes because I was in such a good mood."

A YouTube video of New Hampshire Republican State Representative David Bates addressing the New England Solemn Assembly in Plymouth, Massachusetts outraged the New Hampshire Democratic Party. Press secretary for the New Hampshire Democratic Party Harrell Kirstein, attacked Bates: "Why does House Republican leadership appear so intent on forcing their Bible Belt social agenda upon the people of New Hampshire?...The proposals Rep. Bates and his extremist allies in the House have proposed are out of touch with New Hampshire values." Bates paraphrased 2 Chronicles 7:14 in saying that the only hope for America was to turn from "our wicked ways and ask God to heal our land."

Roman Catholic Church Pontiff Pope Benedict XVI recently released his remarks for the World Day of Peace held January 1, 2011. The Pope's theme is "Religious Freedom, the Path to Peace." In it, Pope Benedict cited the attack on Christians in Iraq, singling out the October 31 massacre of 52 Catholics during mass. He said, "At present, Christians are the religious group which suffers most from persecution on account of its faith . . . this situation is unacceptable since it represents an insult to God and to human dignity." He ended his messages by saying that the world needs God and the universal spiritual values that religion offers for building a just and peaceful social order. Worthy intent and good sounding words, but off a bit.

So called universal spiritual values is what gets us as humans in trouble--they are relative to whatever spirit is followed. What the world really needs is Jesus Christ and a true conversion of the heart to love one another and to keep the commandments of Jesus as guided by the Holy Spirit. It is Muslims and Communists that are leading the persecution of Christians--and that includes the ones in New Hampshire and the ones in Austria. State Rep Bates is right--we do need to have a 2 Chronicles 7:14 movement in our nation: "If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land."

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