Wednesday, March 23, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - March 23, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Explosion in Jerusalem
• Call Your Congressmen Now
• Is Hajj Now A Civil Right?
• ObamaCare's First Anniversary
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, March 23, 2011

"For we know that all creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time." (Romans 8:22)

The Daily Brief

1. US Approaching Insolvency, Fix To Be 'Painful': Fisher - CNBC

The United States is on a fiscal path towards insolvency and policymakers are at a "tipping point," a Federal Reserve official said on Tuesday.

- God, we decree that the financial matters of the United States are in Your hands and it is to God that we cry out for help and miraculous intervention for our country and all our families to be protected from financial ruin. We stand on the threshold of God and ask that myriads of angels be loosened to come and make war against the insidious hidden enemies of our country. We decree that we will not be destroyed. We will forever stand with our God and our help will come from heaven. In Jesus Name.

- "At that time the Lord separated the tribe of Levi (typically the United States), to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto Him, and to bless in His Name unto this day." (Deuteronomy 10:8)

2. Unions at crossroads in states' budget wars - Washington Times

Public employee unions, the last bastion of an American labor movement in decline, are facing the fight of their lives this year as strapped state and local governments seek to permanently downsize their pensions, pay, benefits and bargaining rights.

- My God, we decree in the power vested in us that our God will fight for the people of this country and hold fast their pensions, pay, and benefits. We bind under the blood of Jesus the thief, the robber, the deceiver, the distorter, and we break his power off the lives of these people and save them from financial ruin. We pray salvation for the souls of these desperate people. In Jesus Name.

"That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)

3. 13 Illegal Immigrants Arrested in California Wearing U.S. Marine Uniforms - Fox News

Border Patrol agents recently arrested 13 illegal immigrants disguised as U.S. Marines and riding in a fake military van, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Tuesday.

- God, we pray that Your hand will come down on these illegal immigrants who have disgraced the high standard of our military to use United States Marine uniforms in such a base cause and manner. We call for divine justice and ask that they be deported, and forever barred from coming back into the United States. In Jesus Name.

- "Deliver our country, O Lord, from lying lips and from a deceitful tongue. What shall be given unto you? Or what shall be done unto you, you false tongue? Sharp arrows of the mighty, with coals of juniper." (Psalm 120:2-4)

4. Saudi Arabia Jails Indian Christians For "Proselytizing" - Worthy News

Two Indian Christian men working in Saudi Arabia were behind bars Tuesday, March 22, after they were sentenced to 45 days imprisonment for allegedly trying to convert Muslims to Christianity, rights activists said.

- Father, bind the evil spirits under the blood of Jesus that interfere with a man's soul being saved from an eternity without God. Send an angel from heaven to these Christian men and open the jail door that they may be freed. Protect them and strengthen them to stand firm in their faith. In Jesus Name.

- "Jesus says, I am the door: by Me if any man enter in, He shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (be nourished)." (John 10:9)

The Middle East in Focus

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

Let them all be confounded and turned back that hate Zion. (Psalms 129:5)

1. Netanyahu: Israel will continue to operate against terrorists in Gaza - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed Wednesday that the Israel Defense Forces would continue to use "firm determination and assaults" against terrorist elements in the Gaza Strip, adding that Israel would not tolerate attacks on its citizens or communities.

2. Netanyahu: Palestinians are not ready for peace with Israel - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu slammed claims by the opposition that they had at one time been close to a peace deal with the Palestinians, saying "Palestinians are not ready for peace with Israel."

3. 1 dead, 39 injured in Jerusalem bus bombing - Jerusalem Post
Go here.

Blast comes amid rising tension between Hamas militants and Israel. At least 25 people have been injured in a bomb blast near a bus stop in Jerusalem.

The Daily Jot

The prophetic import of the arming of Syria by Iran and Russia

In July 2006, the liberal leaning Brookings Institute downplayed the signing of a mutual defense pact between Iran and Syria saying that Iran was unlikely to equip Syria with advanced hardware. But three recent events should be a prophetic warning to the watchmen of the end times. In February, Iranian warships passed through the Suez Canal destined for Syria, where a naval defense agreement was signed. On March 16, Israel seized a cargo ship from Iran and Syria carrying six C-704 radar-guided anti-ship missiles, thousands of mortar shells and almost 67,000 assault rifle bullets for AK-47s to terrorists in Gaza. Turkey now finds weapons and ammo on a cargo plane from Iran to Syria.

In October 2001, BBC News reported that Russia and Iran announced the two countries had signed a $300 million a year arms supply agreement. But that was just a small beginning, since then, Russia has become Iran's major arms supplier, adding another $700 million surface to air missile defense system, MiG-29 fighter jets and scores of battle tanks. According to a 2006 report by the Congressional Research Service, Russia increased arms shipments to Iran, China, and Venezuela, concluding, "Experts say Iran--as well as Syria--may have transferred some of these small arms to groups like Hezbollah and Hamas." In May 2010 the Russian Itar-Tass news agency reported a Russian arms deal with Syria.

In the Middle East, terrorist groups are using what appears to be good intentions of the Islamic people toward freedom to gain power under the oppressive Sharia Law. There is unrest in most of the Arab nations. To a degree, the United States has encouraged this as reported in WikiLeaks released documents. The Muslim Brotherhood has been in Tehran meeting and coordinating with the Iranian leadership. According to the US Institute of Peace, Iran supports empowerment of the Muslim Brotherhood because "The Moslem Brotherhood is the largest Islamist organization in the Arab world that ignores Arab nationalism and Sunni identity to facilitate alliances with Islamist movements outside the Arab world."

The Russia, Iran, Syria, Moslem Brotherhood connection and relationship is important to the end time scenario. We see in Ezekiel 38 that in the latter days Magog, which is Eastern Russia; Persia, today's Iran; Ethiopia, Northeastern Africa; and Libya, Northwestern Africa; will come against Israel in a colossal end times battle. We also know from Isaiah 17:1, "Behold, Damascus is taken away from being a city, and it shall be a ruinous heap." Vassal states like Syria sign defense agreements for protection, but the protectors only honor the agreement until it is expedient to sacrifice the vassal. Prophecy shows the boldness of Israel's enemies as they advance under Islam. The mix is in the bowl; wrath is in the making.

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

Explosion in Jerusalem

Urgent Prayer Alert for Israel: March 23, 2011

Submitted by Christian Friends of Israel (CFI)

Dear Friends and Intercessors: Just around 3:00 pm Israel time, we heard an explosion outside our CFI Jerusalem ministry offices. Breaking news reports began flowing across the television screens around the world. At the same time frantic Israelis from all walks of life who were near the scene were trying to absorb what had just taken place. For those of us who were here during 2002-2003 the thoughts of hearing emergency ambulance sirens again was something we did not want to be confronted with again. Almost losing our own lives in a terrorist attack in 2001 in Tel Aviv those terrible hours are still stuck amongst the inventory of our memories. All details are not known as of yet but reports tell us that a bomb was planted in or near a bus at the busiest time of day. People are hurting, wounded, scared and trying to absorb it all. Now is the time for you (in the nations) to pray for Israel and her People.

Israel is still in a struggle to survive. The Lord will judge those responsible.

Let's Go To The Throne Room Together:

- Build a spiritual wall of protection around the nation of Israel and especially in crowded places of business, restaurants and transport. This is a favorite trap for the enemy who set themselves against the Jewish people.

- Commit Israel to God's Care and safekeeping and that ministering angels would watch over this nation continually.

- Ask for the Lord to be the shield for Israel around about her at all times and that her enemy's power will be broken along with their weapons of hatred silenced. Only God can shatter the plots and schemes of evil doers. (Psalm 3:7)

- Pray that Israel will turn to the Lord and know that they must put their trust in God Almighty, also to know that they have not been forsaken. He is a refuge for the oppressed in times of trouble. May many flee to Him for strength and stamina during this time of escalation of attacks by those who commit evil acts. Pray for those with reprobate minds that the Lord, in His Great Mercy, would be able to save those who turn to Him for forgiveness.

- Pray that all who have come to the Land of their forefathers will become one voice and a pure nation. Pray Israel to call upon Him for the Lord in repentance (for wanting like all the nations). He will deliver those with outstretched arms with the same response.

- Beseech the Lord that truth will become Israel's shield and buckler so that she need not fear what comes-the terror by night, nor any sudden calamities.

- Pray for those who have just been called and told that their loved ones were near the explosion and in hospital. Ask the Lord to guide every Doctor and Nurse's hands so that only healing will flow throughout the corridors of busy medical facilities in Israel.

Pray these Scriptures: Psalm 27:14; 30:2; 33:18-22; 35:19; 37:9; and 62:2.

There is power in prayer and power in the Word of God. Combine these two dynamic forces with Holy Spirit-led prayer, and prayer power is released, resulting in changes and interventions in disturbing and dangerous circumstances. Jeremiah wrote, "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show you great and mighty things." (Jeremiah 33:3). Let's not waste any time, but go quickly to the Throne Room and beseech the Lord. Plan your appointed times of prayer and organize prayer groups to beseech the Lord together. Please forward this prayer alert to everyone you know who loves and cares for the Chosen People-the "apple of His eye" (Zechariah 2).

May the Lord God of Israel, the Lord of hosts, watch over Jerusalem and all Israel. May the Prince of Peace Yeshua (Jesus) come to usher in true peace to Israel and the world.

Watching and Listening, Sharon Sanders
Christian Friends of Israel - Jerusalem


Here are more headlines from Israel today, with links to articles included.

1. 1 dead, 39 injured in Jerusalem bus bombing
Go here.

2. PM will convene security council to formulate Gaza plan
Netanyahu says "no country would absorb rockets on cities" and its people, "we will firmly, decisively defend our citizens." Go here.

3. Two rockets explode in residential Beersheba; 1 injured
Go here.

4. Photos: Terrorist Attack at Jerusalem Bus Station
Go here.

5. 2 Grad Katyusha Missiles, 10 Mortar Shells Strike South
Go here.

Call Your Congressmen Now

Yesterday, Richard Fisher, president of the Dallas Federal Reserve Bank, warned that the United States was approaching bankruptcy. "If we continue down on the path on which the fiscal authorities put us, we will become insolvent," Fisher said. "The question is when . . . I look at this as a tipping point."

A coalition of fiscally conservative and socially conservative groups is putting pressure on members of Congress to get serious about cutting the budget. Congress must set priorities for our limited tax dollars. We are asking congressmen to do just that, and to start by defunding Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion business.

Americans are overwhelmingly opposed to having their hard-earned tax dollars used to subsidize abortions. It is a bad idea even in good economic times. But these are not good economic times. With annual deficits of $1.5 trillion, America is in a fiscal crisis. Now is the time to make your voice heard.

Members of Congress are back home this week for a district work period. Call your representative and senators at their district and state offices today. Tell them that you don't your tax dollars subsidizing the abortion industry. Use our online Congressional Directory to find local contact information for your members of Congress. Please call today! For more information, watch this brief video from Lila Rose, who recently exposed Planned Parenthood's willingness to cover up child sex trafficking. (Gary Bauer)

Is Hajj Now A Civil Right?

The front page of today's Washington Post features an unbelievable account of just how far the [Moslem loving ] Obama Administration will go to appease Moslems. The Justice Department is suing the small Chicago suburb of Berkeley, Illinois, for religious discrimination because the town denied the request of a Moslem teacher to take three weeks off for the hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

Here are some of the facts of the case: Safoorah Khan had been on the job for only nine months and was the school district's only math lab instructor. Khan's request for three weeks off came at the crucial end-of-semester testing period. Under these circumstances, school officials denied the request. Khan quit her job and went anyway. Now the Obama Justice Department is suing, claiming that the small town violated Khan's civil rights.

Does anyone think the Justice Department would intervene if a Jew asked for three weeks off to visit Jerusalem or if a Christian wanted three weeks off to visit the Vatican? Of course not. But the same Justice Department that will not defend normal marriage evidently thinks the hajj is a civil right whenever a Muslim demands to take it.

Believe it or not, even the Washington Post seemed incredulous, writing, "As the case moves forward in federal court in Chicago, it has triggered debate over whether the Justice Department was following a purely legal path or whether suing on Khan's behalf was part of a broader Obama administration campaign to reach out to Moslems." From the New Black Panther case to its abandonment of the Defense of Marriage Act, this is just more evidence that Obama's Justice Department has been hijacked by political hacks. (Gary Bauer)

ObamaCare's First Anniversary

Unpopular As Ever

It was on this day in 2010 that ... Obama signed his socialized medicine scheme into law. It was overwhelmingly unpopular then, but as Nancy Pelosi famously said, "We have to pass the bill to find out what's in it." Liberals tried to comfort themselves in the belief that over time we would grow to love it. It hasn't worked out that way.

In fact, according to a CNN poll released today, ObamaCare has lost support. In March 2010, 59% of Americans opposed ObamaCare, while 39% supported it. Today, 59% of American still oppose ObamaCare, but just 37% support it.

You can include the CEO of Starbucks to the growing list of the disenchanted. Howard Schultz recently told the Seattle Times, "I was very supportive of the president's plan . . . [But] I think as the bill is currently written and if it was going to land in 2014 under the current guidelines, the pressure on small businesses, because of the mandate, is too great."

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican Party, has an excellent op-ed today outlining ObamaCare's major faults. But with Harry Reid still Senate Majority Leader and Obama in the White House, not much is going to change.

That is why Priebus concludes his column by writing: "Today is a reminder that we need to redouble our efforts over the next two years to retake the Senate and elect a Republican president so we can repeal this job-destroying law once and for all." I couldn't agree more. (Gary Bauer)

The Good News Corner:

South Dakota Governor Signs Landmark Pro-Life Bill

A groundbreaking pro-life bill was signed into law today by South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard. The law requires women to meet in person with an abortionist at least 72 hours before going through with an abortion -- the longest waiting period in the nation. Also, before an abortion, women will receive counseling from a pregnancy resource center about life-affirming options.

"HB 1217 does not stop abortion," said Chris Hupke, executive director of the South Dakota Family Policy Council. "It simply puts in place measures to treat abortion practices and procedures similar to any other medical procedure."

Pro-abortion groups have threatened to sue over the law. Life advocates are raising money to defend it in court. (CitizrenLink)

Worship with Us Today!

"I Will Carry You" by Michael W. Smith

Enjoy this worship this evening, as we rest in His arms of love together . . .