Thursday, June 23, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 23, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• CAIR Loses IRS Status
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, June 23, 2011

"Those who were rebuilding the wall and those who carried burdens took their load with one hand doing the work and the other holding a weapon." (Neh. 4:17)

The Daily Brief

1. US Taps 30 Million Barrels from Oil Stash - Fox News

U.S. to release 30 million barrels from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve in an effort to regain its losses from Libya unrest.

- Lord, only You know whether this is a wise decision on the part of our leadership. We ask that You protect America's energy supplies, and replace them quickly. It also begs the question- is this the real reason that our President has started military actions in Libya?

- "The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations."(Psalm 33:11)

2. Cantor, Kyl Pull Out of Budget Talks, Call on President to Resolve Tax Hike Dispute - Fox News

The top two Republican negotiators involved in bipartisan budget talks announced Thursday that they're pulling out of discussions, complaining Democrats won't drop their push for tax increases and calling on the president to get involved.

b) As Greece simmers, crunch time for U.S. debt talks - Financial Post

Faced with a looming self-imposed deadline, U.S. lawmakers launched a crucial week of debt-reduction talks Tuesday seeking to break through differences on taxes and healthcare.

- Father, we plead with You for mercy over our economy. We pray for an end to this debate, and a plan that will decrease our debt without destroying our people. Release Your Holy Spirit, Lord, to bring truth and wisdom to Congress!

-"This poor man cried, and the Lord heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles." (Psalm 34:6)

3. Senate budget chairman says $2 trillion not enough - Washington Post

The debt-reduction package emerging in talks between the White House and congressional leaders would not "fundamentally change" the alarming rate of growth in the national debt, the chairman of the Senate Budget Committee said Tuesday.

- Father, we are seriously saddened that our leadership do not seem to grasp the concept of debt that destroys. We pray for Your help, Your Presence, Your moving in this situation. What man can not accomplish, the Spirit of the Lord can!

- "Have mercy upon me, O Lord, for I am in trouble: my eye is consumed with grief" (Psalm 31:9a)

4. Is China dumping U.S. assets for euros? - CNN

America's number one creditor appears to be losing some appetite for U.S. government securities, according to Standard Chartered Bank.

- Lord, this situation could spell doom for the US dollar if China dumps all of their dollars. We pray that no actions will be made by China or any other government before the settings of Your prophetic time clock. We thank You for Your promise of provision for Your people in the midst of trouble.

- "You visit the earth and saturate it with water, You greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; You provide them with grain when You have so prepared the earth." (Psalm 65:9) Amplified

5. Egypt's Brotherhood, 17 Parties Establish Election Platform - VOA News

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood has joined with 17 political parties to establish what they call a pro-democracy platform for parliamentary elections scheduled for September.

- Pray that truth be made known to the people of Egypt, and that they be delivered from the deception of the MB.

- "And the Egyptian had a spear in his hand; but he went down to him with a staff, and plucked the spear out of the Egyptian's hand" (2 Samuel 23:21b)

6. Dozens of Al Qaeda Militants Escape From Prison in Yemen - Fox News

Dozens of Al Qaeda militants battled their way out of prison Wednesday in the latest sign that Yemen's political upheaval has emboldened them to challenge authorities in the country's nearly lawless south, security officials said.

- Pray that the government of Yemen be stabilized and that it become a pro-democratic state. Such escapes and even sanctioned releases have happened before in that region. Pray that these militants will be caught and justice will be served.

-"Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly; for He it is that shall tread down our enemies." (Psalm 108:12-13)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Your name give glory, for Your mercy, and for Your truth's sake. Why should the nations say, Where is their God? But our God is in the heavens. He has done whatever He has pleased." (Psalm 115:1-3)

1. 'Hezbollah preparing for war against Israel to protect Syria's Assad' - Ha'aretz

Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group is preparing for a possible war with Israel to relieve perceived Western pressure to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad, its guardian ally, sources close to the movement say.

2. EU's Ashton to Haaretz: UN vote on Palestinian state not a done deal - Ha'aretz

The European Union's foreign policy chief, Catherine Ashton, says she is not sure that there will be a vote in the United Nations in September on recognition of a Palestinian state and that the wording of the resolution is still uncertain.

3. Israel's leaders hole up in nuclear bunker - MSNBC

Israeli leaders holed up in a new underground nuclear bunker on Wednesday as part of annual nationwide maneuvers to prepare for a possible missile war with Iran, Syria and their Lebanese and Palestinian guerrilla allies.

The Daily Jot

STARTLING--White House: Objective not to defeat Taliban

Obama's announcement that he will withdraw 33,000 (roughly a third) US troops from Afghanistan is an indicator of tremendous foreign policy decisions at the expense of American lives and national security. The Obama's decision may result in handing over Afghanistan to terrorists. Last week, reports surfaced that the president ignored the warnings of his military commanders that this announcement and the subsequent withdrawal would negatively impact operations in Afghanistan. Among the concerns were the emboldening of Taliban terrorists. According to, in the three years since this president took office, 63% of the total deaths for the US military in Afghanistan have occurred.

Last week, White House spokesman Jay Carney danced all around the question of whether the US had entered direct peace talks with the Taliban. On CNN's June 19 "State of the Union" show, Defense Secretary Robert Gates confirmed the US was talking peace to the Taliban. The Pakistan newspaper Dawn reported June 21 that "Mid-ranking US State Department and CIA officials have met Taliban representatives led by Tayyab Agha, a personal aide of Mullah Omar, at least thrice since January 2011 - once in Qatar and twice in Germany." The White House, therefore, is not only in talks with terrorists, but has been holding such talks for half a year. It is amazing that the foreign press reports this, but not the American media.

From the White House on Tuesday, Carney made a startling statement that was again largely overlooked by the news media. He said, "Now, it is important to note that defeating the Taliban is not the objective here. Reversing the momentum of the Taliban is an objective, and we have had significant success in achieving that objective." In announcing the war on terror September 20, 2001, the Most Honorable President George W Bush made specific demands on the Taliban that if not met, meant the US would seek its total defeat. The current president without notice to the American people changed the objective, is suing for peace, at a time when Taliban terrorists are killing our sons and daughters at a record pace. This is a sign of weakness to Islam.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

CAIR Loses IRS Status

Donations to the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) no longer are tax deductible after the organization was among 275,000 tax-exempt organizations purged earlier this month by the Internal Revenue Service.

The groups failed to file required annual reports, known as form 990s, detailing their revenues and expenses, for three consecutive years. CAIR had been a non-profit on its own, but in 2007, the IRS approved a separate tax-exempt CAIR Foundation. The foundation never filed any subsequent reports. Both the foundation and CAIR national are on the purge list.

CAIR has 30 state chapters throughout the country, many of which have their own non-profit designations which remain active.

While the IRS believes most of the organizations stripped of status have shut down, those still operating can apply for reinstatement. Meanwhile, CAIR's web site continues to solicit donations by touting them as tax deductible two weeks after the IRS issued the list and notifications were sent to all 275,000 purged groups.

To regain its exempt status, CAIR must file the missing three annual reports, along with a new application for exempt status. Finally, it must explain why it failed to file the 990s for three consecutive years and explain any new procedures which will ensure future compliance.

The annual reports include financial information on donations and other sources of income, operating expenses and names and payments given to directors and key staff members.
[Source: The Investigative Project on Terrorism]
Read more.

Prayer Point:

Pray for all who are employed by CAIR, in both leadership and staff positions, in this time of humbling. Bind the spirits of rage, anger and backlash; and loose a spirit of humilty over each one. May our Lord use this time of humbling in their lives to cause them to look beyond Islam to find the True and Living Way to Life: a born-again experience in the Lord Jesus Christ! Pray.


"Do not rejoice when your enemy falls, And do not let your heart be glad when he stumbles; Or the LORD will see it and be displeased, And turn His anger away from him." (Prov. 24:17,18)

"Ye must be born again." (John 3:16)

The Good News Corner:

World Jewish Congress Welcomes US Decision to Stay Away from "Durban III"

The decision by the US administration not to take part in a United Nations event in September to mark the tenth anniversary of the controversial 2001 Durban conference on combating racism [which ended up being a very anti-Israel event] has been welcomed by the World Jewish Congress.

Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, praised the US' "determination to not participate in nor lend legitimacy to another international event that politicizes and undermines the battle against racism and discrimination by promoting anti-Israel canards. We call upon the other member states of the UN to join the US and Canada in not attending."

Lauder added: "It is our fervent hope that the international community will one day unite in a genuine effort to defeat all forms of racism and anti-Semitism in a United Nations that will be free of all influences that defeat its true purpose."

In a letter to New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, US State Department official Joseph Macmanus had stated that the US did not want to take part in an event which commemorated "ugly displays of intolerance and anti-Semitism." The World Conference Against Racism took place in Durban, South Africa in 2001. The event was criticized for descending into a forum to attack Israel, with Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat denouncing Israel in a speech and an attempt to reintroduce the "Zionism equals racism" UN resolution of 1975.

The 2009 Durban Review Conference in Geneva caused a similar outcry after Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad was invited to make the opening-day address. In his speech he accused Israel of being the most racist country in the world. The United States, Israel and several other nations chose not to attend the event. Several Western delegations walked out of Ahmadinejad's speech, but most delegations as well as senior UN figures, including the UN human rights commissioner, remained seated.

Macmanus pointed out that in December, the US had voted against the resolution establishing the follow-up event because the original had "unfairly singled out Israel and included language inconsistent with US traditions of robust free speech."

He said: "We share your concern about the Durban commemoration's timing and venue as just days earlier we will have held solemn ten-year memorials for those murdered in the 11 September terrorist attacks."

The letter added: "The United States is fully committed to upholding the human rights of all people and to combating racial discrimination, xenophobia, intolerance, and bigotry."

(By World Jewish Congress, June 3, 2011)

Prayer Focus:

- Praise the Lord for America's stance on this issue. Pray that other nations of the world will follow suit.


- "I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will guide you with My eye." (Psalm 32:8)

[Reported by: Bridges for Peace]

Worship with Us Today!

"The Creation"

by Wintley Phipps

Then into it He blew the breath of life.... and man became a living soul."