CHPP Daily Brief - April 30, 2010
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• CAIR v. NDP: Round Two
• The Daily Jot
• Obama v. Israel
• Obama v. Netanyahu
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us Today!
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Today's Daily Brief
1. Fla. Senate Passes Abortion Ultrasound Bill - NewsMax
The Florida Senate voted up an amendment requiring women who are seeking abortions to pay for ultrasound exams, according to a report in the Orlando Sentinel.
• Pray that hearts are open to the heartbeat of the children in the womb. The gift of life is not ever to be ignored for the cry of innocence will prevail in our Father's heart.
• Before I formed you in the womb I knew you. " Before you were born I sanctified you; I ordained you a prophet to the nations." (Jeremiah 1: 5)
2. Arizona immigrant law energizes Hispanics, Democrats - Reuters
U.S. Hispanics and Democratic lawmakers furious over Arizona's harsh crackdown on illegal immigrants expect huge weekend rallies across the United States, piling pressure on President Barack Obama to overhaul immigration laws in this election year.
• Pray that the truth go forth concerning our borders and that the land be open for law and order.
• Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day. You through Your commandments, make me wiser than my enemies: for they are ever with me. ( Psalm 119: 97,98)
3. Ahmadinejad to Attend Nuclear Disarmament Conference May 3 in NY - The Israel Project
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is expected to speak at the UN's Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) Review Conference on Monday (May 3) in New York, according to Iranian and U.S. officials. The announcement comes as the United States continues its push for a fourth round of sanctions at the UN Security Council to stop Iran's nuclear program.
Ahmadinejad applied for a visa to attend the conference, which the State Department said it will likely grant. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will also address the conference, but a State Department spokesman said Clinton does not plan to meet with Ahmadinejad or Iran's foreign minister, who is also expected to attend.
The NPT Review Conference, held every five years since the treaty's enactment in 1970, is intended to safeguard nuclear weapons and encourage disarmament. Said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice, "Iran is obviously, in any case, in the backdrop when in consideration of the NPT is occurring because it remains in violation of its international obligations."
• Pray and agree over this situation declaring the following scripture. This scripture says it all.
• Let the lying lips be put to silence; which speak grievous things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous. (Psalm 31:18)
4. Greece's Debt Crisis: The End of the Euro? - CBN News
The future of the euro currency may be in danger. One of Europe's top officials said the Greek debt crisis is "spreading like ebola." Without a massive bailout, Greece will default on its debt and other countries could be next.•
• Lord, as man looks to money; we look to you. We trust in you for all things and you will supply all of our needs. Let us not forget that all these signs are just the beginning.
• The nations have sunk down in the pit which they made, In the net which they hid, their own foot is caught,
The Lord is known by the judgment He executes; The wicked is snared in the works of his own hands. (Psalm 9: 15,16)
5. Iran, Egypt ready for battle at U.N. nuclear meeting - Reuters
Iran and Egypt are gearing up for battle against the United States and its allies over Israel and developing countries' rights to atomic technology at a major meeting on the Non-Proliferation Treaty.
• Father, we thank you for the privilege to stand guard against the enemy for all those that try to persecute your people. We pray that deliverance come upon those that continue to come against righteousness. We declare loving kindness break through the barriers of hatred to bring forth love.
• Vindicate me, O God, And plead my cause against the ungodly nation: Oh, deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man! ( Psalm 43:1)
The Middle East in Focus
This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
" . . . I will plant them upon their land, and they shall no more be pulled up out of their land which I have given them, says LORD your God." (Amos 9:15)
1. Israel official: Accepting Palestinians into Israel better than two states - Ha'aretz
Knesset Speaker Reuven Rivlin said Thursday that he would rather accept Palestinians as Israeli citizens than divide Israel and the West Bank in a future two-state peace solution.
2. Jerusalem fears UN may recognize PA state - Jerusalem Post
While Israel and the Palestinian Authority are finally expected to begin US-mediated indirect "proximity" talks in the very near future, concern is growing among some in the Israeli government that the PA is planning to marginalize the diplomatic process and instead unilaterally seek UN recognition for a Palestinian state along the pre-1967 lines.
3. Egyptian envoy: Peace with PA possible within year - Ynet News
Egypt's Ambassador to Israel Yasser Rida expressed his optimism Wednesday regarding the prospects of signing a peace agreement between Israel and the Palestinians.
4. Report: Obama promised Abbas a Palestinian state within two years - Ha'aretz
Hussein Obama told Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he was committed to seeing the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state within two years, an Egyptian official told the Arabic-language daily Al-Hayat on Thursday.
CAIR v. NDP: Round Two
CAIR Challenges NDP Cannon Observance
Demands that the Task Force Rescind Franklin Graham's Invitation as a Speaker
After successfully banning Rev. Franklin Graham from a prayer event at the Pentagon, Muslim activists are trying to bully him out of a second March 6 appearance. Next stop? The U.S. Capitol, where Congressmen are putting the finishing touches on their National Day of Prayer event in the Cannon House Office Building. It, too, features Rev. Graham--and despite outcry from the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), Rep. Robert Aderholt (R-Ala.) says it will stay that way.
Through an office spokesman, the Congressman from Alabama said he refused to bow to pressure and rescind Graham's invitation.
One of the many leaders to condemn the District Court ruling that struck down the National Day of Prayer, Rep. Aderholt has sponsored two House resolutions in the last week--one condemning the Judge Barbara Crabb's decision and the other supporting the "constitutionality and historical importance" of the National Day of Prayer. Ben Franklin was such a staunch believer in prayer that he called--not for one day of it--but 365! "I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business." Citing the long tradition of corporate prayer, Rep. Aderholt said no one should "meddle with" its significance.
Meanwhile, the group trying to do just that released this statement: "A congressional prayer observance should reflect the best of our nation's ideals. Speakers such as Franklin Graham reflect a message of religious intolerance, rather than the... American message of differing faiths united in shared support of our nation's founding principles." Of course, there's no mention of the fact that those "founding principles" happen to be Christian ones. Fortunately, there are men and women on Capitol Hill who are doing all they can to counter this attack--not on religion--but Christianity. Let Congressman Aderholt know you appreciate him and that you are praying for him. (Family Research Council)
To read CAIR's press release, go here.
PRAYER REQUEST FROM CHPP:
Stand in agreement with this promise from the Word of God for this year's National Day of Prayer Observance in the Cannon House Office Building:
"For the eyes of the LORD range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him." (2 Chronicles 16:9)
The Daily Jot
White House usurps Congressional authority using executive order to establish Soviet-style deficit panel
After overseeing the biggest deficit busting spending spree in American history, the top budget advisor for the White House lectured the first meeting of the National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and Reform on--fiscal responsibility. Reuters reports that White House budget advisor Peter Orszag told the 18 member commission that out of control deficits could also "require increased borrowing abroad which will mortgage our future income to foreign creditors." He said the government must change its policies to deal with the record national debt. This is like a kid breaking a window with a baseball and lamenting to his parents by saying, "Someone threw a baseball through the window."
Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told the group that the tax code should be reformed. He said that the nation needs a credible plan for "reducing deficits to sustainable levels over time." This is all bureaucratese for tax increases to feed the Fed's shell game on loaning America's money to--America. Without this scheme, there would be no interest on America's money and there would likely be no deficit. Indeed, this is a case where the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, but, hey, we are all going to have socialist health care. There is a simple economic concept that the communists in the White House and Congress do not want to understand--you don't spend more than you have.
What the American people must understand is that this government is against them. This so-called bipartisan commission is the one that Congress voted not to have, but the man who occupies the Oval Office ignored the wishes of Congress and used executive order to establish this commission. He already has told the commission that he will endorse its findings, including tax increases and cuts in retirement benefits. In other words, this commission is going to be used to usurp the power of Congress to institute more socialism. Your freedoms and rights are at stake every time these Marxists open their mouths either to declare another lie or to feed off of your hard working enterprise.
Now here is the tough one: Unless Americans turn from their wicked ways--including electing wicked and immoral people to office, the economy and foreign affairs of this nation will continue to squeeze the people like grapes in a winepress of wrath. Romans 14:11 says, "For it is written, as I live, saith the Lord, every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue shall confess to God." As Christians, it is our spiritual and civic duty to be salt and light to this dark and dying world--to this nation under duress. Our faith may soon be tested beyond anything this generation has had to endure. But what of those who have no faith? We must share ours by being the messengers of the gift of salvation.
Word of Life Ministry
Obama v. Israel
Obama Administration: "Time For Israel To Fall In Line With U.S.Agenda"
Former US Ambassador to Israel Martin Indyk on Wednesday (April 21) told Israel's Army Radio that the time has come for the Jewish state to fall in line with American foreign policy, or risk ruining its relationship with Washington. "The shift in America's Middle East interests means that [Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu must make a choice: Take on the president of the United States, or take on his right wing," said Indyk, who today is Vice President for Foreign Policy at the Brookings Institution in Washington and remains a top advisor to Hussein Obama and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Indyk was referring to Netanyahu's decision last week to reject Hussein Obama's demand that he freeze all Jewish construction in parts of Jerusalem claimed by the Palestinians. Obama presumably made the demand when the two leaders met behind closed doors at the White House last month. Netanyahu did agree to a number of other "confidence-building" gestures toward the Palestinians, but insisted that no Israeli leader could ever deny Jews the right to build in their own capital. Indyk said that kind of attitude is going to do permanent damage to the traditionally-strong Israel-US relationship. The time has come, insisted Indyk, for Israel to choose between its relations with the West and its millennia-old dreams of resettling all of its God-given lands.
Indyk noted that Washington views Israeli settlements as detrimental to US national interests in the Middle East, and Israel's insistence on maintaining those settlements, including Jewish neighborhoods in eastern Jerusalem, has resulted in a "serious crisis." He went on to suggest that Israel is obligated to fall in line with American interests since Israel is the beneficiary of so much US goodwill. "If Israel is a superpower and does not need $3 billion in military assistance and the protection of the US, and the efforts of the US to isolate and pressure Iran, than go ahead and do what you like. If you need the US then you need to take American interests into account," said Indyk.
In response, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon, a former ambassador to the US, reminded Indyk that Israel, too, has national interests. "We must ensure Israel's future as a Jewish state," Ayalon told a gathering of the Israel Bonds delegation in Jerusalem. "We desire peace, but not at the costs of Israel's national interests." Ayalon said that the unprecedented US pressure being applied on Israel is ultimately going to backfire, and is actually putting true peace further out of reach. (Israel Today)
Please pray with us today:
Dearest Lord. This is not America's heart to come against Israel. Mr. Indyk is a modern day "rabshekah." It is the heart of the evil one set to destroy all that is good that You have created, including the "Apple of Your Eye," Israel. If unrepentant, may those in America who come against Your chosen nation go the way of the 165,000 Assyrians and Sennacherib who did not listen to counsel from Your people and tried to storm and conquer Jerusalem. Thank You Lord, that the enemy is showing his big, ugly teeth so that now You can show Your Mighty Arm!!! In Jesus' Name we pray for the salvation and protection of Israel and for her kinsman redeemer, America. Amen.
"Then the Rabshekah stood and called out with a loud voice in Hebrew, and said, 'Hear the words of the great king, the king of Assyria! Beware lest Hezekiah persuade you, saying, "The Lord will deliver us." Has any one of the gods of the nations delivered its land from the hand of the king of Assyria?'''
"And so it was, when King Hezekiah heard it, that he tore his clothes, covered himself with sackcloth, and went into the house of the Lord. So the servants of King Hezekiah came to Isaiah. And Isaiah said to them, 'Thus you shall say to your master, "Thus says the Lord: 'Do not be afraid of the words which you have heard, with which the servants of the king of Assyria have blasphemed Me. Surely I will send a spirit upon him, and he shall hear a rumor and return to his own land; and I will cause him to fall by the sword in his own land. The the angel of the Lord went out, and killed in the camp of the Assyrians one hundred and eighty-five thousand.'" (Isaiah 36:13,18 and Isaiah 37: 1,6,7 and 36a NKJV)
Obama v. Netanyahu
Obama team plotting overthrow of Israel's Netanyahu
The administration of Hussein Obama has launched what officials termed a psychological warfare campaign meant to topple Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Sources in the administration and Congress asserted that the White House and State Department have sought to destabilize Netanyahu's government by forcing him to agree to an indefinite freeze on Jewish construction in the West Bank and most of Jerusalem as well as the establishment of a Palestinian state by 2012. They said the campaign sought to replace Netanyahu with opposition leader and former foreign minister Tsipi Livni. "Bibi is extremely vulnerable to pressure," a source familiar with the White House effort said. "We know this from his first term in office and believe he will collapse this time as well."
The sources said the administration's strategy aimed to de-legitimize Netanyahu in his government and right-wing constituency. They said Hussein Obama and his aides have sought to portray Netanyahu as a weak and unstable politician who will destroy relations with Washington as Israel seeks U.S. support for a military option against Iran. There seems to be a general belief in the circle around the president that the democratically-elected government in Israel is drunk at the wheel," Steven Rosen, a veteran pro-Israeli lobbyist now with the Middle East Forum, said. "They clearly will use pressure tactics to bring Israel around." (World Tribune) Read more
COMMENTARY BY KATHLEEN MITCHELL:
The Obama administration is playing with arrogant fire, as it works to bring down Israel's Netanyahu government. . . . Obama may well think that he is all-powerful and holding some kind of divine right to dictate to Israel, and to replace her duly elected leader with his choice. It would appear that the God of Israel is sending him a message from the bottom of the ocean. The repercussions of Obama's actions will bring massive destruction to the USA. The consequences of this arrogant manipulation of Israel will continue to spill forth uncapped; destroying the economy, health, and prosperity of the States, if he doesn't turn away from this course. First the spreading destruction and then the burning destruction will come.
--Pray that Obama and his cronies will wake up and get a clue, before it is too late.
--Pray that American citizens and Congressmen will suddenly develop as sincere fear of the God of Israel, and see the handwriting of God on the wall.
-- Pray that they repent and wisely bring great pressure upon Obama to back off of his anti-Israel agenda.
Every day the patience of the Lord lessens in the face of this arrogant manipulation, control, and hatred of Israel by the US government.
The Good News Corner
Troopers allowed to pray 'in Jesus name' Governor's order reverses policy that censored chaplains
State trooper chaplains in Virginia are being told they can pray "in Jesus name" again just two years after then-Democratic Gov. Tim Kaine affirmed a measure ordering them use only "nonsectarian" prayers or quit. According to Chaplain Gordon Klingenschmitt of the "Pray in Jesus Name" organization, the new governor, Republican Bob McDonnell, has restored the rights of six state police chaplains "to pray publicly 'in Jesus name.'" "This victory comes after our two-year campaign for Jesus name," Klingenschmitt said. (World Net Daily)
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