Thursday, June 2, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 2, 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 - Thursday, June 2, 2011

"Now there was a long war between the house of Saul and the house of David. But David grew stronger and stronger, and the house of Saul grew weaker and weaker." (2 Samuel 3:1)

The Daily Brief

1. Iran's parliament votes to take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to court - UK Telegraph

Iran's parliament voted on Wednesday to take Mahmoud Ahmadinejad to court over his takeover of the country's vital oil ministry, escalating the power struggle between the president and the hard-line establishment that has turned against him.

- Father, we praise You for bringing confusion to the enemy's camp. We pray for the souls of the leaders of Iran and ask that You do whatever it takes to bring them to their knees before You.

- "That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father." (Philippians 2:10,11)

2. WHO: Killer European Bacteria Is Unknown Strain - MSNBC

World Health Organization says E. coli bacteria causing outbreak that has killed 18 is strain never before seen.

- Lord, we take authority over this new plague, bind it, and command it to be stopped in the Name of Jesus!

- "whatsoever you shall bind on earth shall be bound in heaven; and whatsoever you shall lose on earth shall be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 16:19)

3. a) Google Says China-Based Scam 'Hijacked' Gmail Accounts - Wall Street Journal

Google said hundreds of Gmail users were tricked into sharing their passwords with "bad actors" based in China. Google said the "phishing scams" appeared to originate in Jinan and target specific individuals. Among the affected users are "senior U.S. government officials, Chinese political activists, officials in several Asian countries (predominantly South Korea), military personnel and journalists," Google said in a blog post.

b) Gmail Accounts Compromised by Chinese Hackers, Google Says - Fox News

Chinese hackers have infiltrated Google's Gmail system and broken into hundreds of accounts, including those of senior government officials, military personnel and political activists, the company said.

- Father, we cover Gmail accounts with the Blood of Jesus, that even if they have been hacked, no useful information can be gleaned. We pray that the perpetrators will come to Your justice, and all accounts will be saved.

- "He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust: His truth shall be your shield and buckler." (Psalm 91:4)

4. US Envoy Reportedly Eyes Introduction to Taliban Leader - Fox News

With the U.S. looking for a way to reconcile Afghanistan's warring factions and get out, the top U.S. envoy is possibly looking to make a negotiating partner out of Mullah Mohammed Omar, the one-eyed Taliban leader.

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- Pray that our government not be manipulated or deceived by anyone in the Taliban. Pray that the Lord will reveal all hidden secrets and lies.

- "A true witness delivers souls; but a deceitful witness speaks lies." (Proverbs 14:25)

5. Shocked Mass. Towns Assess Damage After Tornadoes Kill 4 - AP

Residents of 19 small communities in central and western Massachusetts were left to deal with widespread damage Thursday, one day after at least two late-afternoon tornadoes shocked emergency officials and residents more accustomed to dealing with snow and bone-chilling cold than funnel clouds spawned by spring storms.

- Father, we open our hearts before You and continually seek Your mercy and forgiveness for America. We stand in the gap for the people and place our trust in Your love. Better that we should fall into Your hand than the hands of evil men.

- "I am in great strait: let me fall now into the hand of the Lord; for very great are His mercies; but let me not fall into the hand of man." (1 Chronicles 21:13)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"My heart rejoices in the LORD, my horn is exalted in the LORD, my mouth is enlarged over my enemies; because I rejoice in Your salvation. There is none holy as the LORD: for there is none beside You: neither is there any rock like our God." (1 Samuel 2:1-2)

1. Palestinians plan mass fly-in - Ynet News

Amid heightened tensions over the next Gaza-bound flotilla set to depart in June, pro-Palestinian elements are planning to send a large number of activists on commercial flights to the Ben-Gurion airport in the beginning of July, with the aim of showing solidarity with the Palestinians, embarrassing the Israeli government and raising awareness for the Palestinian right of return.

2. Palestinians to try to bypass Security Council veto - Ynet News

The Palestinian foreign minister says the Palestinians will try to bypass the UN Security Council if the US vetoes their attempt to win independence.

3. Israel warns Syria, Lebanon ahead of 'Naksa Day' - Ynet News

Israel issued a harsh warning to Syria and Lebanon ahead of 'Naksa Day' - the 44th anniversary of the Six Day War. "We shall use all means to prevent an attack on our sovereignty. You will be held accountable," the message said.

4. Magic Wand defense system slated for test run - Ynet News

Defense establishment sources said Tuesday that Magic Wand -- the IDF's mid-range anti-missile system -- is likely to become operational sooner than expected.

The Daily Jot

Consequences of Biblical proportions --The pending American depression

CNBC is carrying a story where market strategist Peter Yastrow predicts "We're on the verge of a great, great depression." Yastrow cites as factors that homeowners are upside down in their mortgages, the slow pace of the technology sector, and the Federal Reserve's control of interest rates. He says, "What we've got right now is almost near panic going on with money managers and people who are responsible for money" because they cannot find a yield. Another fund manager quoted by CNBC says, "It seems that almost every bit of data about the health of the US economy has disappointed expectations recently."

There is a premise here that seems to be overlooked. I think it is overlooked because all the "smart" people from Yale, Harvard, Oxford, etc., were the ones who came up with the idea and it goes against the laws of God. That premise is that one cannot spend a household, a business or a government into prosperity. In the case of America, the economic advisors in whom our past two presidents have trusted, sold the idiotic idea that the government could borrow and spend its way to prosperity. It doesn't work. Anybody who has ever had to balance a checkbook knows this. The Bible says in Romans 13:8, "Owe no man anything."

The Lord gave the nation of Israel many commandments, that if followed, the nation would be blessed and as a people, they would prosper. Deuteronomy 15:5, 6 says, "Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God to observe to do all these commandments which I command thee this day. For the Lord thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not reign over thee." These are principles of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. But our government in America has denied God, separated itself from him, and has lost its bearings of good sense and of sound responsibility.

We are now beginning to see the harsh reality of the folly of these godless humanists who coveted the work of your hands through taxes and policies, and have squandered your inheritance. The spending that these scoundrels incur on your behalf piles up at a rate of about $100,000 every 20 seconds. And at some point, that one dollar that falls upon the national debt will cause it all to crash down--the proverbial straw that breaks the camel's back. Each dollar the government takes from you and, in turn, borrows more to add to this debt, is a warning that we as a people must make a radical turn back to the Lord and His commandments or face the consequences. It is time to measure leadership against the plumb line of scripture rather than by the feather that tickles the ear.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

'Universal' cancer jab: Vaccine that stops all tumours in their tracks could be here in two years

A 'universal' vaccine that could revolutionize the treatment of cancer could be available in just two years. The TeloVac jab is part of a new generation of drugs that use the body's own defenses to fight the disease, stopping tumours in their tracks. TeloVac has already been given to hundreds of Britons with pancreatic cancer, one of the deadliest forms of the disease.

But it is hoped it will be effective against many other tumors, including those of the skin, lung and liver. Breast and prostate cancers may also be within its grasp. Together, the six forms of the disease claim more 70,000 lives a year in the UK. In the case of pancreatic cancer, which killed actor Patrick Swayze, survival rates have barely improved in the past 40 years, and patients typically die within six months of diagnosis. Just 3 per cent survive five years, and it is the fifth biggest cancer killer in the UK. Although vaccines usually prevent disease, the TeloVac jab is designed as a treatment.

Rather than attacking the cancer cells, like many existing drugs, it harnesses the power of the immune system to fight the tumors. It works by encouraging the immune system to seek out and destroy an enzyme called telomerase. Found at high levels in many cancer cells, telomerase effectively makes them immortal, allowing them to live on when healthy cells would die - easing the growth and spread of the tumor. (Daily Mail UK)

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Worship with Us Today!

Yours by Steven Curtis Chapman

"Yours O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and the earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and Yours it is to be exalted as Head over all. Both riches and honor come from You and You reign over all. In Your hands are power and might; in Your hands it is to make great and to give strength to all." I Chronicles 29:11-12 (Amplified )

Let's RELINQUISH our lives to Him today, and praise Him together.