Friday, June 10, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 10, 2011

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

• The Daily Jot

• The Good News Corner

• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Friday, June 10, 2011

"Jesus said, 'It is written . . .'" (Matthew 4:4 NKJV)

The Daily Brief

1. US Is Nearing Even Worse Financial Crisis: Jim Rogers

The U.S. is approaching a financial crisis worse than 2008, Jim Rogers, chief executive, Rogers Holdings, warned CNBC Wednesday.
- Father, let this clarion call to change be heard by the nation. Please, by your Spirit, open the ears of the people to the dangers of this path the nation is on, and let them be willing to make changes and turn their dependence upon You, Father - the one, true giver of all good things -rather than on man and manna.

- Hear the word of the LORD, all you people of Judah (America)

- This is what the Lord Almighty, the God of Israel says: Reform your ways and your actions, and I will let you live in this place. Do not trust in deceptive words - if you really change your ways and your actions and deal with each other justly - and if you do not follow other gods, to your own harm, then I will let you live in this place.
(Jeremiah 7:1-7)

2. Record exports temper slowdown fears
- Reuters

Record exports in April tempered fears that the economic recovery was running off the rails, even though first-time claims for jobless benefits edged higher last week. The trade gap narrowed 6.7 percent from March to $43.7 billion even though oil prices hit their highest level since September 2008. The data suggested stronger second-quarter economic growth than economists had expected.

- Father, we ask for true figures and not figures that are twisted in any way to reflect values that promote an agenda. Father, we place the economy of the United States in Your capable hands. We know that the root of our problems are a turning away from You, so we ask that You blow your Spirit across this land to turn hearts back to You.

- "Repent, for the Kingdom of God is at hand."
(Matthew 3:2)

3. Hillary Clinton interested in becoming head of World Bank?
- UK Telegraph

Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State, has been in discussions with the Obama about stepping down from her foreign policy job next year to becoming head of the World Bank, it has been reported.

- Father, we join hearts and ask as one, that You would draw Mrs. Clinton to You, by Your Spirit, so that she can come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus and make Him the Lord of her life. We ask that if this job change is not ordained by You, that You would block it from taking place.

- "A man's heart plans his way, but the LORD directs his steps. "
(Poverbs 16.9)

4. Weiner: Immediate confession would've seen better ending
- OneNewsNow

A political strategist says the story of Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-New York) admitting to tweeting lewd photos of himself to Internet strangers would be off the front page by now had the congressman handled the scandal differently.

- Father, we first thank You that hidden things are being exposed. We thank You that during this year, hidden things would be brought to the light, and we ask that this would continue in the lives of our public officials and in our personal lives as well, to purge the land of defilement. Amen.

- "For it is written, Be ye holy for I am holy,"
(1 Peter. 1:16)

5. Alabama sets nation's toughest immigration law
- Reuters

Republican Governor Robert Bentley on Thursday signed into law a crackdown on illegal immigration in Alabama that both supporters and critics consider the toughest in the nation. The measure will require public schools to determine the citizenship status of students -- a provision not included in an Arizona law that has been at the forefront of actions by several states to curb illegal immigration.
Under the Alabama law, police must detain someone they suspect of being in the country illegally if the person cannot produce proper documentation when stopped for any reason. It also will be a crime to knowingly transport or harbor someone who is in the country illegally. The law imposes penalties on businesses that knowingly employ someone without legal resident status. A company's business license could be suspended or revoked.

- Father, we thank you for Governor Robert Bentley of Alabama and the legislators who voted in favor of this crackdown on illegal immigration. We ask that any attempts by the Federal Government, or any other group to stop this legislation from being enacted, would be thwarted. We ask that you would raise up more Governors and legislators who stand for righteousness and who are unafraid of man. We ask , Father, that all States would follow in this direction and that you vindicate and bless the State of Airzona for the move it made in controlling illegal immigration. We ask that the Federal Government would take its rightful place in protecting the borders of the States.

- "Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment; thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor."
(Leviticus 19:15)

6. Arizona Wildfire Continues to Burn Out of Control
- Fox News

The massive Arizona blaze known as the Wallow Fire has charred more than 386,000 acres with just 5 percent containment, as flames continue to burn out of control Thursday.
The current fire had swallowed up 11 structures before destroying 22 homes overnight in Greer and damaging five other homes in that community. Fire officials said Thursday that 24 outbuildings in Greer also were destroyed by the wildfire along with one vehicle. Power lines that supply much of West Texas and southern New Mexico remain in jeopardy.

- Thank the Lord that He is Lord of the wind . . . and the rain . . . Only a miracle can save the land of Arizona from the ravages of this fire, and save those power lines, too! Thank God that we serve the God of miracles, and ask Him to perform His marvelous work now in our sight. Please, Lord, send the rain! Amen!

- "Nothing is too difficult for Thee. . ." (Jer. 32:17)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
Let all the earth fear the LORD; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the LORD stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. (Psalm 33:8-12 NKJV)

1. Haaretz exclusive: Secret cables show Israel's battle plan over Palestinian UN bid
- Ha'aretz

Israel has started mobilizing its embassies for the battle against UN recognition of a Palestinian state in September, ordering its diplomats to convey that this would de-legitimize Israel and foil any chance for future peace talks.

2. Hamas to participate in any future Palestinian government, senior official says
- Ha'aretz

Hamas will participate in any future Palestinian government, a senior official from the Islamist group said Thursday, refuting press reports that it might opt not to take part in a future administration.

The Daily Jot

Of unjust and immoral death and destruction

The goals in Afghanistan and Iraq have shifted from rooting out terrorists to nation building. The stated goal of the current president is to put the full weight of American foreign policy behind fomenting revolution across the Middle East. He said on May 19, "I want to make it clear that it is a top priority that must be translated into concrete actions, and supported by all of the diplomatic, economic and strategic tools at our disposal. Let me be specific. First, it will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy."

We are no longer at war to stop terrorism on our soil, but rather a quest to use American lives for nation building in the name of self determination.
Self determination and democracy in Islamic countries equates to Sharia Law and Islamic oppression. Even in America's misguided nation building efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is no religious freedom or freedom of speech. Yes, it is in the Constitutions of those nations, but in practice it is ruled by Islamic interpretation.

The president said, "Not every country will follow our particular form of representative democracy, and there will be times when our short-term interests don't align perfectly with our long-term vision for the region." No disclaimer is excuse or justification for policies that result in the deaths of American military personnel--our sons and daughters--and at the same time advancing terrorism and Islam.
On March 8, 2005, The Daily Jot reported that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group with ties to Iran and al Qaeda was working to destabilize the Libyan government. In 2004, the State Department said this group "constitutes the most serious threat against US interests" in Libya.

The Libyan rebel leader now supported by America's president was an integral member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group and has admitted al Qaeda is part of his new rebel organization. This week, Admiral Michael Mullen of the Joint Chiefs of Staff told AFP, al Qaeda in Yemen has "grown into a very virulent deadly federated point" because of the destabilization efforts in Yemen, which are supported, even engineered, by the White House.

America now has wars it is supporting in Afghanistan, Iraq, Tunisia, Yemen, and Libya. America instigated and supported a coup in Egypt. In all these places, Muslim Brotherhood radicals, al Qaeda and other terrorist groups, are in position to take power. In the name of democracy, the finest America has to offer will be sacrificed so that evil can spread like a plague upon the region. In the 1960s American youth were willing to riot against war.

Where are the protesters today? Certainly, this policy and these wars are far more unjust and immoral than a war against communism. Psalm 43:1 says, "Judge me O God, and plead my cause against an ungodly nation: O deliver me from the deceitful and unjust man." I grieve in what we allow.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

Friday Mornings at the Pentagon
By JOSEPH L. GALLOWAY - McClatchy Newspapers

Over the last 12 months, 1,042 soldiers, Marines, sailors and Air Force personnel have given their lives in the terrible duty that is war.
Thousands more have come home on stretchers, horribly wounded and facing months or years in military hospitals. This week, I'm turning my space over to a good friend and former roommate, Army Lt. Col.. Robert Bateman, who recently completed a yearlong tour of duty and is now back at the Pentagon.

Here's Lt. Col. Bateman's account of a little-known ceremony that fills the halls of the Army corridor of the Pentagon with cheers, applause and many tears every Friday morning. It first appeared on May 17 on the Weblog of media critic and pundit Eric Alterman at the Media Matters for America Website.

"It is 110 yards from the "E" ring to the "A" ring of the Pentagon. This section of the Pentagon is newly renovated; the floors shine, the hallway is broad, and the lighting is bright. At this instant the entire length of the corridor is packed with officers, a few sergeants and some civilians, all crammed tightly three and four deep against the walls. There are thousands here. "This hallway, more than any other, is the `Army' hallway.

The G3 offices line one side, G2 the other, G8 is around the corner. All Army. Moderate conversations flow in a low buzz. Friends who may not have seen each other for a few weeks, or a few years, spot each other, cross the way and renew.
"Everyone shifts to ensure an open path remains down the center. The air conditioning system was not designed for this press of bodies in this area. "The temperature is rising already. Nobody cares. "10:36 hours: The clapping starts at the E-Ring. That is the outermost of the five rings of the Pentagon and it is closest to the entrance to the building. This clapping is low, sustained, hearty. It is applause with a deep emotion behind it as it moves forward in a wave down the length of the hallway.

"A steady rolling wave of sound it is, moving at the pace of the soldier in the wheelchair who marks the forward edge with his presence. He is the first. He is missing the greater part of one leg, and some of his wounds are still suppurating. By his age I expect that he is a private, or perhaps a private first class.

"Captains, majors, lieutenant colonels and colonels meet his gaze and nod as they applaud, soldier to soldier. Three years ago when I described one of these events, those lining the hallways were somewhat different. The applause a little wilder, perhaps in private guilt for not having shared in the burden -- Yet. "Now almost everyone lining the hallway is, like the man in the wheelchair, also a combat veteran. This steadies the applause, but I think deepens the sentiment. We have all been there now. The soldier's chair is pushed by, I believe, a full colonel.

"Behind him, and stretching the length from Rings E to A, come more of his peers, each private, corporal, or sergeant assisted as need be by a field grade officer. "11:00 hours: Twenty-four minutes of steady applause. My hands hurt, and I laugh to myself at how stupid that sounds in my own head. My hands hurt. Please! Shut up and clap. For twenty-four minutes, soldier after soldier has come down this hallway - 20, 25, 30.. Fifty-three legs come with them, and perhaps only 52 hands or arms, but down this hall came 30 solid hearts.

"They pass down this corridor of officers and applause, and then meet for a private lunch, at which they are the guests of honor, hosted by the generals. Some are wheeled along. Some insist upon getting out of their chairs, to march as best they can with their chin held up, down this hallway, through this most unique audience. Some are catching handshakes and smiling like a politician at a Fourth of July parade. More than a couple of them seem amazed and are smiling shyly.

"There are families with them as well: the 18-year-old war-bride pushing her 19-year-old husband's wheelchair and not quite understanding why her husband is so affected by this, the boy she grew up with, now a man, who had never shed a tear is crying; the older immigrant Latino parents who have, perhaps more than their wounded mid-20s son, an appreciation for the emotion given on their son's behalf. No man in that hallway, walking or clapping, is ashamed by the silent tears on more than a few cheeks. An Airborne Ranger wipes his eyes only to better see.

A couple of the officers in this crowd have themselves been a part of this parade in the past.
"These are our men, broken in body they may be, but they are our brothers, and we welcome them home. This parade has gone on, every single Friday, all year long, for more than four years." Read more.

Worship with Us Today!

Resurrection Dance 2011

Melchizedek Church - Sacramento, CALIFORNIA

The saints in Sacramento, California danced in worship before our Lord on Easter (Resurrection) Sunday, and we believe they are still dancing now!

As we enter into the weekend of the Global Day of Prayer, let's dance for joy at the gift our God has given us . . . the gift of the Holy Spirit. Rejoice, too, that in this video, the parade of flags included the flag of Israel. Oh, praise God!