Wednesday, July 27, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Obama Robs Reagan's "Grave"
• FRC Criticizes Certification of DADT Law
• Recognize Jerusalem Act
• Forbes' Statement on World Trade Center Lawsuit
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, July 27, 2011

"Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know." (Jeremiah 33:3)

The Daily Brief

1. The "Christian" Terrorist Who Wasn't Very Christian - Worthy News

Anders Behring Breivik's 1,500-page manifesto shows that the Norwegian terrorist's depiction as a "right-wing, Christian fundamentalist" by many in the mass media may be as inaccurate as that of their so-called "Christian" bomber, Oklahoma City terrorist Tim McVeigh.

- Father, deception is running rampant in the world today, and will continue to accelerate when man turns away from God. This deception caused many lives to be lost. We pray for guidance from God regarding the treatment of this man's fate. Lord, destroy this manifesto that it not poison the minds of others to repeat this torturous act. In Jesus Name.

- "Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them." (Deuteronomy 11:16)

2. Children in Fukushima to be given regular cancer tests - UK Telegraph

Children living in the nuclear-hit Fukushima region of Japan are to undergo regular cancer tests for the rest of their lives.

- God, may there be missionaries who will go to this area specifically to pray for these children to be healed by the blood of Jesus. Revive the hearts of the people in Fukushima to call out to God who is their only source of help, and He will hear and answer their prayers. Cleanse the land and the people. In Jesus Name.

- "And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people." (Matthew 4:23)

3. Obama warns of 'dangerous game' over US debt - AFP

Obama warned that the Republicans' unyielding approach to the US debt crisis was a "dangerous game" and urged Americans to press for compromise.

- God, open the eyes of our members of government to see clearly any deception regarding the US debt crisis. Dispatch angels to hover around the White House and all government offices and the homes of our officials to prevent any lawlessness that would bring destruction to our people. Guide them to act in accordance with God's perfect will. In Jesus Name.

- "The Lord is in His holy temple, the Lord's throne is in heaven: His eyes behold, His eyelids evaluate, the children of men. The Lord tries the righteous: but the wicked and him that loves violence His soul hates." (Psalm 11:4-5)

4. House speaker says Senate plan 'full of gimmicks' - CNBC

House Speaker John Boehner says Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid's plan to deal with the debt and avert a government default is "full of gimmicks."

- We cry out to the Lord God of heaven to bring to nothing these any plans that are outside of Your perfect will for our people.. Open the eyes of our citizens. We ask for Your protection today. We call for angelic intervention to go in and destroy any and all documents that are full of deception. In Jesus Name.

- "You shall break them with a rod of iron: You shall dash them in pieces like a potter's vessel. Be wise now therefore, O kings: be instructed, you judges of the earth. Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling." (Psalm 2:9-11)

5. Gay Marriage Foes Sue to Overturn New York Law - Fox News

An opponent of same-sex marriages filed suit in court Monday demanding the repeal of the New York state law authorizing such unions.

- God, we cry out for righteousness to be held as the high standard in our courts. Call forth angels who will assist in overturning this ruling. Protect our country, God. Deliver the blind, the deceived, and the godless from following after other gods. In Jesus Name.

- "The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men, to see if there were any that did understand, and seek God. They are all gone aside, they are all together become filthy: there is none that does good, no, not one." (Psalm 14:2-3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem:

" Do not fear;
Zion, let not your hands be weak.
The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing." (Zephaniah 3:16,17))

1. Palestinians to UN: We are ready to govern ourselves - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinians are ready to seek statehood recognition with Jerusalem as its capital, the Palestinian Authority envoy to the United Nations Riyad Mansour told the United Nations Security Council on Tuesday.

2. Nasrallah warns against 'stealing Lebanon's resources' - Jerusalem Post

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah on Tuesday warned Israel against "stealing Lebanon's resources out of its territorial waters."

3. Israeli, Palestinian envoys square off over UN recognition - Ha'aretz

Israeli and Palestinian envoys squared off on Tuesday over plans to seek UN recognition of a state of Palestine in September, which Israel rejected as an attempt to bypass direct peace talks.

4. US paying salaries for jailed Palestinian terrorists - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinian Authority spends more than $5 million a month paying salaries to terrorists sitting in Israeli prisons, according to a Palestinian Media Watch report presented to congressmen in Washington on Tuesday.

5. Hamas also faces financial crunch, hasn't paid salaries - Jerusalem Post

Hamas also seems to be facing a financial crisis and, like the Palestinian Authority, has not been able to pay full salaries to its civil servants in the Gaza Strip.

6. Hamas executes two Gazans as spies for Israel - Jerusalem Post

Gaza's Hamas government on Tuesday executed a Palestinian father and son convicted of spying for Israel in defiance of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, who by law has final say in implementing such rulings.

The Daily Jot

US Government caught arming Mexican drug cartels

The United State government authorized and allowed gun dealers to sell thousands of weapons to "straw" purchasers for Mexican drug cartels. The guns were used as part of the drug cartel's war against the Mexican government which has ended up in the killing of over 35,000 people in Mexico during the past four years. Now the anti-gun forces in Congress are using this as a poster child for tightening reporting requirements for gun dealers along the Mexican border when in reality it was the White House's program that wanted to arm Mexican drug cartels and trace the weapons to make arrests. The plan backfired, resulting in the deaths of at least one, maybe two American law enforcement officers.

California Republican Congressman Darrell Issa is holding hearings on this massive abuse of government authority. Issa is trying to get to the bottom of who knew what, and when they knew it. The Administration has stonewalled Issa's investigation and has to date written letters to Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms Agents intimidating them not to reveal to Issa's committee what they know. So far, Issa has confirmed that knowledge of operation "Fast and Furious" reaches the doorstep of US Attorney General Eric Holder, who denies he knew anything about it. Issa says that either the Attorney General knew about the operation and has lied to Congress or he is so detached that he was not doing his job.

Issa told the Washington Times, "How is it that the No. 2, 3, and 4 Justice all knew about this program, but the No. 1 didn't? Is it because he said 'don't tell me'? Is it because they knew what they were doing is wrong, and they were protecting their boss? Or is it that Eric Holder is just so disconnected that he makes a speech on April 2, 2009 essentially describing advances in gun runner additional activities that describe operation Fast and Furious, but then he never checks again until he reads the newspaper two weeks before he comes to us long after the investigation is underway." Issa says the operation showed a "callous disregard" for the impact the weapons had on the Mexican people and US citizens.

Now there is the cover up. The Administration is trying to intimidate witnesses not to answer certain questions, according to a letter to ATF agents that was uncovered by Issa. When the government is in a huge quandary over massive debt, unemployment and wars, how on earth can someone make the decision to arm drug runners in Mexico? This is separation of church and state at its finest. If people elected real Christians to office, who as Exodus 18:21 says "fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness" they would have understanding of basic right and wrong. It is wrong to give weapons to unlawful thugs. It is wrong to cover it up. And it is wrong to use it to restrict guns to law abiding citizens whom the government refuses to protect.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Obama Robs Reagan's "Grave"

Of all the distortions and deceits in Obama's address to the nation Monday night, none was more infuriating than his blatant attempt to rob Ronald Reagan's legacy and use it for his own big government, high tax agenda. Obama pulled a small quote from a Reagan speech and suggested that he was merely following in "the Gipper's" footsteps.

I began following Ronald Reagan from the age of 18. Later, I left a good job in Washington, and Carol and I lived on our savings in order to allow me to join the Reagan campaign in 1980. From 1981 through the end of his presidency, I proudly served in the Reagan Administration in several positions, including as the head of the Office of Policy Development at the White House.

If Ronald Reagan were alive and active today, I believe he would be fighting non-stop to defeat the Obama agenda. Obama represents everything Reagan devoted his life to stopping. Reagan would be mortified by the damage this president has done to our country.

Reagan said government was the problem; Obama thinks government is the solution. Obama is obsessed with raising taxes; Reagan lowered the top marginal tax rate from 70% to 28%! Reagan was pro-life; Obama is not willing to prevent even one abortion out 1.5 million a year.

Reagan believed the United States was a "shining city upon a hill;" Obama apologizes to thugs and tyrants for America's alleged sins. Reagan wanted government out of our lives; Obama wants government to direct everything we do -- from what we eat to what light bulbs we use. Reagan respected "heartland values;" Obama said middle Americans were "bitter" and cling to their "religion and guns." Reagan respected the office of the presidency; Obama uses it to promote class warfare and to divide us.

Obama, keep your hands off Ronald Reagan! (Gary Bauer)

FRC Criticizes Certification of DADT Law

FRC Criticizes Certification to Repeal Military Law on Homosexuality

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Family Research Council (FRC) today criticized the Obama administration's decision to now "certify" the repeal of the 1993 statute barring open homosexuality in the military (usually referred to as "Don't Ask, Don't Tell").

A bill passed late last year by the Democratic lame-duck Congress provided for the 1993 law to be repealed, and homosexuals to be permitted to serve openly in the military, beginning sixty days after the President, Secretary of Defense and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff certified that the change could be made without threatening the "military readiness, military effectiveness, unit cohesion and recruiting and retention of the Armed Forces."

FRC President Tony Perkins issued the following statement:

"America's military has barred homosexual conduct in the ranks ever since George Washington's Continental Army. President Obama, Secretary Panetta and Admiral Mullen have no basis - other than liberal political correctness - for 'certifying' that a reversal of this longstanding policy would do no harm.

"Even the Pentagon's biased report on the subject last year illustrated the dangers of using the military for social engineering. Retention would be harmed - 24 percent of service members said repeal would have a negative impact on their 'intentions to remain in the military,' a number six times higher than those who said it would have a positive effect. Recruiting would be harmed - repeal was four times more likely to have a negative than a positive effect on 'your willingness to recommend' a military career. Unit cohesion would be harmed - 62 percent foresaw at least some negative effects, and the report conceded that in open forums, 'the majority of views were against repeal.'

"The entire process by which the Obama administration has orchestrated repeal of this law was dishonest from the start. The recent revelation of a Defense Department Inspector General's report on unauthorized leaks to the media showed that the conclusions of the Pentagon's report on repeal had already been written before the troops were even asked their views.

"I urge Congress to put the brakes on 'repeal implementation' to investigate this scandal, and to reverse the ill-advised decision of last year's repudiated Democratic lame duck Congress."


Urge your Representative and Senators today (202-224-3121) to not accept any debt deal that keeps the burden on future generations.

The Capitol Switchboard is jammed, but you WILL get through if you keep trying! Just hit "redial" on your landline or cell phone, and keep trying. Congress needs to hear your voice on "Cap, Cut, and Balance" . . .

Will Congress Cut and Run or Cut, Cap and Balance?

The House Republican Leadership has a plan, the Senate Democratic Majority Leader has a plan, Obama . . . well he has an outline of a plan devoid of detail.

The American people don't need more plans, they need solutions. One such solution passed the House of Representatives in bipartisan fashion but came up just a few votes short in the Senate because the President refuses to support a plan that would actually change the Washington way of runaway spending.

Now both House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) are offering similar plans that fall far short of any significant cuts in current spending and fail completely in putting real restraints on Congress to stop this big spending spiral on the taxpayer's dime (increasing the debt to the tune of over $14 trillion!).

There is no need to go back to the starting block to appease the unappeasable in the White House. The House of Representatives passed legislation that addresses the problems, both short-term and long-term.

Cut, Cap, Balance, and Bury:

Cut the deficit
Cap the spending
Balance the budget
Bury ObamaCare.

Call your U.S. Representative and U.S. Senators today (202-224-3121) and tell them to not vote for any of these plans devised of smoke and mirrors but to stand strong on CUT, CAP and BALANCE.

Tony Perkins
Family Research Council

Recognize Jerusalem Act

Jerusalem's fate is hanging in the balance

This September the Palestinians will be going to the UN in a bid for statehood. Yet recent developments in negotiations could bring the future of Jerusalem into question even sooner.

"In a last-minute effort to stop the Palestinians from seeking unilateral recognition at the United Nations in September, the Mideast Quartet is planning to present a new international peace plan at a summit in Washington on July 11," Ha'aretz reported earlier this month. However, as the EU, UN, Russia and US Quartet members gathered in Washington on Monday, July 11, they could not even issue a statement regarding how to move forward.

The peace plan under current consideration would be based on President Obama's Middle East Policy speech on May 9 which called for a two state solution based on 1967 lines (pre-1967 war lines, i.e. 1949 Armistice Lines) with mutually agreed upon land swaps. This means Jerusalem is on the chopping block.

Now is the time to ensure Jerusalem remains united under Israeli sovereignty. Since 1967 Israel has ensured that their Holy City has remained open to people of all faiths. For the past 44 years, the city has thrived under Israeli rule. The Holy sites and freedom of religion have been protected. Ironically, the most holy site to the Jewish people - the Temple Mount - is the least free place in the entire city. In an act of goodwill in 1967, Israel handed over control of the Temple Mount to the Muslim waqf (Muslim religious authorities) and to this day, Jews and Christians are prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount.

Act today for Jerusalem's future. Log on to and petition your Representative to sign on to the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011. This bill would officially recognize Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel and would relocate the US Embassy there. This act would honor a commitment the US made to Israel in 1995, and would signify to the world that the US stands with its allies.

Jerusalem is not a bargaining chip - it is the eternal, undivided capital of the State of Israel.

Washington needs to hear your voice.

Log on and join the effort to Recognize Jerusalem today!
(Sponsored by the Israel Allies Caucus Foundation)

Forbes' Statement on World Trade Center Lawsuit

Lawsuit Filed in New York City:

Attempts to Remove World Trade Center Cross from National 9/11 Memorial in New York City

Washington, D.C. - Congressman J. Randy Forbes (VA-04), Chairman of the Congressional Prayer Caucus, released the following statement in response to a lawsuit filed this week to remove the World Trade Center cross from the National September 11 Memorial and Museum in New York City:

"The cross of steel beams discovered in the wreckage around the World Trade Center has served as a symbol of hope for many devastated by the worst terrorist attack in our nation's history. Unfortunately, the attempt to remove the cross is another sad and misguided example of incessant efforts to remove all religious symbols from public life. To remove this cross, a physical part of the history of that tragic day, would be an insult to the many who found solace in its symbolism."

- Pray that this lawsuit is dropped.

- "And I placed boundaries on it And set a bolt and doors, And I said, 'Thus far you shall come, but no farther; And here shall your proud waves stop'?" (Job 38:10,11)

The Good News Corner:

Welcome to the 2011 Prayer Event!

30-Days of Prayer for the Moslem World

Ramadan 2011: August 1 - 30

This call to prayer for Moslems originally came during a meeting of several Christian leaders in the Middle East in 1992. A prayer movement was planned to coincide with the Islamic month of Ramadan which follows a lunar calendar.

It was intended that "30-Days" should be during the month of Ramadan for at least two reasons:

(1) as a means for Christians to identify themselves with Moslems during a fixed period of the year and

(2) to call upon God's sovereign intervention in the lives of Moslems during a time of the year when they are particularly religious.

Please note that praying during the month of Ramadan does not mean that we conform ourselves to the Moslem practices of fasting and prayer. As believers in Jesus we disagree with Islamic ideas, theology and practice in several areas. However, the "30 Days" movement emphasizes God's love for Moslems. We encourage all believers in the Messiah to cultivate a spirit of humility, love, respect and service toward Moslems.

The goal of this prayer guide is to inspire and direct each reader as he or she intercedes for the Moslem world. Beginning 1 August you will receive a daily prayer guide so we can all pray along the same lines in Faith, Hope and Love for the Moslem world.

It is estimated that three to four million Moslems have come to faith in the Messiah in the last 20-30 years.

More Moslems have turned to the Messiah in recent years than during the entire last 1,400 years since Mohammed.

For background information on Ramadan and what Christians should know about Islam, please check our website:

Thank you, God bless, Ron, Victor and the 30-Days team.

Note: Begining on Monday, August 1, you can read the daily prayers for Moslems during Ramadan by going here.

Worship with Us Today!

Blessed Be Your Name
Matt Redman

Every blessing You pour out
I'll turn back to praise
When the darkness closes in, Lord
Still I will say

Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your name
Blessed be the name of the Lord
Blessed be Your glorious name