Tuesday, October 4, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

Today's News for Prayer
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Scandals Growing
• Now! "Occupy DC"
• Deceiver-In-Chief
• News from Yemen
• News from Islam
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, Oct. 4, 2011

"Holy, holy, holy is the LORD Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory." (Isaiah 6:3)

The Daily Brief

1. Israel risks Middle East isolation, warns US official - BBC

Israel is becoming increasingly isolated in the Middle East, US Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has warned. He said Israel should restart peace talks with the Palestinians and restore good relations with Turkey and Egypt. Mr Panetta spoke while travelling to the region for talks with Israeli and Palestinian leaders.

- Lord, we come to You to bless and pray for Israel. We are instructed in Your word to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and we do so now. We ask that the veil be removed from Jewish eyes so they may know their Messiah. We ask for godly wisdom for the leaders as they move forward and make decisions. We believe You have brought Israel back to their land as Your word says You would. We stand with them, and ask for protection on Your people.

- "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee." (Psalm 122:6)

2. House Republicans Call for Special Counsel on Holder - Fox News

EXCLUSIVE: House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

The question is whether Holder knowingly made false statements of fact under oath during a Judiciary Committee hearing on May 3. At the time, Holder indicated he was not familiar with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives program known as Fast and Furious until about April 2011. (Read more.)

- It is going to take a miracle to have the president appoint this special counsel. Pray for a miracle!

- ". . . Nothing is too difficult for You!" (Jer. 32:17 NASB) "But let justice roll down like waters And righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." (Amos 5:24)

3. China threatens trade war over U.S. law on currency manipulation - Ria Novosti

A bill on the reform of the exchange rates monitoring system approved on Monday by the U.S. Senate will complicate the resolution of economic problems between China and the United States and could spark a trade war, the People's Bank of China said in a statement.

- Father, we intercede over this conflict with China. We pray our leaders use wisdom and seek many counselors regarding our trading practices with China.

- "For the sons of this age are shrewder and more prudent and wiser in their own generation than are the sons of light." (Luke 16:8)

4. Russia's Putin says wants to build "Eurasian Union"- Reuters

Russia's Prime Minister Vladimir Putin said he wants to bring ex-Soviet states into a "Eurasian Union" in an article which outlined his first foreign policy initiative as he prepares to return to the Kremlin as the country's next president.

Putin's initiative comes as Russia nears the end of its 18-year-old negotiations to join the World Trade Organization. In the article Putin made no secret of his skepticism about the global trade watchdog.

- Father, only you know the implications of this initiative. Show us things to come as a result of this move by Putin.

- "He will announce and declare to you the things that are to come." (John 16:13)

5. Hundreds of Occupy Wall Street protesters arrested - BBC

More than 700 people from the Occupy Wall Street protest movement have been arrested on New York's City's Brooklyn Bridge, police say. They were part of a larger group crossing the bridge from Manhattan, where they have been camped out near Wall Street for two weeks.

- Lord, we come to You asking for Your intervention on the "Occupy" protests connected with the Day of Rage. We are praying for Your peace on every city where protests have spread, as well as to Wall Street, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland, Boston, Washington D.C. for October, and Reno NV Wednesday. We believe many are deceived, and ask You Holy Spirit to open eyes and ears to truth, and that deception and darkness be exposed. We bind every anti-Christ spirit and pray releasing of the Holy Spirit of truth. We pray for law enforcement for protection and wisdom. We call for Your church to arise and awaken, and to watch and pray about these protests. We pray for salvation among the protestors, and they find true freedom in you. Forgive our sins, have mercy and heal our land. Thank you for salvation and true freedom. In the name of Jesus we pray.

- " And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall set you free." (John 8:32)

6. Banking crisis set to trigger new credit crunch - UK Telegraph

Credit default swaps on lenders as far afield as China and Australia, countries that until recently seemed immune to the chaos, have doubled in the last two months to levels not seen since the financial crisis.

- Lord, we believe we are in the last days, and that these famines and financial problems will come because we have turned from You and not relied on You for our provision. Banking and business have not always conducted themselves in the right way according to Your directions. Through repentance things can be made right, and we ask for mercy. We ask for provision and godly wisdom in the finances You provide. May our faith grow as we go through trying times.

- "But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19)

7. Canary Island Evacuated Amid Volcano Fears - Spiegel

Worries of a potential volcanic eruption have prompted Spanish authorities to evacuate residents and tourists on one of the Canary Islands. Thousands of tiny tremors have recently intensified, with the biggest one reaching a magnitude of 3.4, they said. The seismic activity indicates magma on the move.

- Lord, we pray for the people of the Canary Islands. As there is a shaking, we pray that the people will be shaken by the Holy Spirit and be awakened to turn to You. Use and protect Your people during this time. We pray this shaking will awaken without massive eruption and destruction. We extend this prayer to all areas where there is shaking.

- " And this word, Yet once more, signifieth the removing of those things that are shaken, as of things that are made, that those things which cannot be shaken may remain." (Hebrews 12:27)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"You will also declare a thing, And it will be established for you; So light will shine on your ways. " (Joel 2:32)

1. Police brace for Israeli Arab revenge attacks following mosque torching - Ha'aretz

Police are bracing themselves for possible revenge attacks by Arabs following the torching of a mosque yesterday in the Upper Galilee village of Tuba-Zangaria, an apparent "price tag" action by Jewish extremists.

2. Palestinians economy affected by U.S. Congress aid cut, PA officials say - Ha'aretz

Palestinian officials said Monday that the U.S. has suspended West Bank development projects worth tens of millions of dollars after Congress froze funding to dissuade the Palestinians from seeking UN recognition of an independent state.

3. Israel to demand adjustment of Quartet Mideast peace plan, official says - Ha'aretz

Despite Netanyahu's acceptance Quartet statement, top minister says Jerusalem will demand several changes in the document, insist on freeze of Palestinian UN membership bid at the Security Council.

4. Mosque Is Torched in Israel - Wall Street Journal

The burning and defacement of a mosque in northern Israel early Monday sparked a riot and heightened Israeli concerns that Jewish extremists could stoke Palestinian outrage and ignite a new uprising.

The Daily Jot

The prophetic implications of the emerging global depression

The world is being led toward a great economic recession, if not a depression. The contemporary "group think" is to use government authority to spend economies into prosperity. The tremendous debt burden created by these governments is ultimately held by the citizens. Citizens will be unable to reconcile this enormous and historical debt, making them subject to their respective governments who created the debt. Meanwhile, the economies will not improve, inflation will escalate, jobs will be scarce, available money will be in short supply. Governments will again step in and take control over people and business. This is type and shadow of end time prophecy.

Those not going along with the spending to prosperity theory chastised heavily by the rest of the world leaders, including the White House and the European Union. For example, Germany is holding strong to enforcing a Gold Standard outcome. This has been called fallacious and malignant by Charles Dumas of London-based Lombard Street Research, a company that leaders listen to, according to Ambrose Evans-Pritchard, International Business Editor for the UK Telegraph. Evans-Pritchard says that as a result of the debt financing and the subsequent fall out, "The rules of world trade system would be redrawn." He says he sympathizes with hard working citizens "for being led into this impasse by foolish elites."

The problem here is that the godless are in control of the world economy. There have been ideas raised that even in America, there could ultimately be enough civil unrest caused by the bad economic trend to call for Marshall law suspension of elections. The group protesting on Wall Street would give some credence to this, but--and this is big--its not the TEA Party conservatives who are protesting. Reading the signs and hearing the chants, its the "end capitalism" socialists and anarchists who are taking to the streets. Its almost as if the socialists in charge, the godless humanists, are encouraging their own to protest to create crisis and turmoil. There is nothing new under the sun.

Prophetically speaking, these are the events that must happen according to the scriptures. Revelation 6:5,6 describes the Black horse, one of the four horses of the Apocalypse, as creating economic crisis. The rider of the Black horse had "a pair of of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny and three measures of barley for a penny..." Eventually, the antichrist rises to power in Revelation 13:17 "that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." By nature, nations do not agree to submit to one another unless they are forced to do so. Worldwide debt and recession might create that atmosphere of crisis.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Scandals Growing

Amid new evidence that Attorney General Eric Holder misled Congress about his knowledge of Operation Fast and Furious, House Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) renewed calls for the appointment of a special prosecutor to investigate what Holder knew and when.

Holder initially told Congress that he only learned about the program this year. But CBS News revealed yesterday that Holder was briefed about Fast and Furious more than a year ago.

In addition, there are new reports that the White House was well aware of the financial train wreck it was facing with the now-bankrupt solar company Solyndra. Something definitely stinks here.
The Bush Administration refused to lend money to Solyndra. Obama not only gave the company taxpayer money, he doubled down on that bad bet. Unbelievably, Energy Secretary Steven Chu approved more money for Solyndra even after it had technically defaulted!

Wait a minute. . . this sounds familiar. That's right -- Obama is demanding another massive stimulus bill even though the unemployment rate is higher now after his last spending binge! Socialists never learn. (Gary Bauer)

Now! "Occupy DC"

Is The Left Coming Alive?

Keep an eye on the "Occupy Wall Street" protests, my friends. They are now spreading to other major cities across the United States. Today's Washington Post reports that "similar protests are springing up in Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago." A march is scheduled Thursday here in Washington, D.C.

It is tempting to dismiss them at first glance. As I noted yesterday, the movement is divided and incoherent. With George W. Bush gone, the left didn't have a clue what do with itself. And it wasn't prepared for the Tea Party movement that sprang up to push back against Obama's agenda.

But the radical left is slowly unifying under a common theme of class warfare and anti-capitalism. (Some protestors even dressed up like zombies, suggesting that capitalism and the American Dream are dead.) Now the protests are earning praise from George Soros and attracting the interest of some in Big Labor.

It's hard to imagine that there is much appetite for this in America today. But all indications suggest that Obama's reelection strategy is to wage a bitter campaign based on division and class warfare, hoping to fire up the left-wing base of the Democrat Party, including disaffected socialists and radicals like those now taking to the streets.

The Post noted that one 21-year-old quit his job so he could join the mob in New York protesting against joblessness. (I'm not joking!) These folks are still waiting for the "fundamental transformation" of America that Obama promised. They overwhelmingly backed Obama in 2008, and he needs them to turn out in massive numbers if he hopes to win again in 2012. Progressives like Van Jones see these protests as an opportunity to galvanize the left for the upcoming elections.
(Source: Gary Bauer)


Hours ago, Obama held a cabinet meeting and brought the media in before it started. He took no questions, but again berated Congress for not acting on his jobs bill, which he claimed would put "millions" of Americans back to work. He said he doesn't understand why there has not been a vote yet since Republicans have supported many of these ideas in the past.

Of course, Obama failed to mention that the reason it has not come up for a vote in the Senate is because Harry Reid, the Democrat leader, refuses to bring it up for a vote! Why? Because as many as seven Senate Democrats have already suggested they are against it. No wonder Obama didn't take questions!

Once again Obama is conducting a campaign of deception, making it sound as if Republicans are against his legislation and preventing Americans from working. The truth is many Democrats are against his bill too, and while there are some ideas Republicans like, Obama also threw in much more they don't like! (Gary Bauer; Monday, October 3, 2011)

News from Yemen

Yemeni official: Al Qaeda bomb maker not killed

WASHINGTON (AP) - Al Qaeda's top bomb maker in Yemen did not die in a drone strike on a convoy, a top Yemeni official said Sunday, a report that dashed the hopes of U.S. officials who thought the attack might have killed a trio of top al Qaeda personnel. The U.S. drone strike Friday killed U.S.-born cleric Anwar al-Awlaki and an American propagandist, Samir Khan, who published a slick English-language web magazine that spouted al Qaeda's anti-Western ideology. U.S. intelligence officials had said it appeared that bomb maker Ibrahim al-Asiri was among the dead. However, on Sunday the Yemeni official released a list of two others whose bodies had been identified and noted that al-Asiri was not one of them. The Yemeni official spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss intelligence matters. The Saudi-born al-Asiri, 29, who is of Pakistani descent, was tied to the so-called underwear bomb that was used in an attempt to bring down a Detroit-bound jetliner on Christmas Day in 2009. A Nigerian man has been charged in that attack. Al-Asiri was also believed to have been behind an intercepted pair of explosives-laden printers that were mailed from Yemen to the U.S. in 2010.(Washington Times) Read more

News from the Islamic Cult

Global Islamic group rising in Asia

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) - The chanting crowd at the radical Muslim protest in Indonesia stood out for its normalcy: smartly dressed businessmen, engineers, lawyers, smiling mothers, scampering children. At a time when al-Qaida seems to be faltering, the recruitment of such an educated, somewhat mainstream following is raising fears that Hizbut Tahrir, an enigmatic global movement, could prove more effective at radicalizing the Islamic world than outright terrorist groups.

Active in 45 countries, Hizbut is now expanding in Asia, spreading its radical message from Indonesia to China. It wants to unite all Moslem countries in a globe-spanning bloc ruled by strict sharia law. It targets university students and professionals, working within countries to try to persuade people to overthrow their governments. The movement's appeal to an often influential part of society worries experts. Its goal of an Islamic state may be far-fetched, but it could still undercut efforts to control extremism and develop democracy in countries such as Indonesia, which the U.S. hopes will be a vital regional partner and a global model for moderate Islam . . .

The Indonesia chapter is believed to be the largest, with a following estimated in the hundreds of thousands, according to Sidney Jones, an expert on Islam in Southeast Asia. "They are a real force here. They are a greater long-term threat to Indonesia than people who use violence," said Jones, a Jakarta-based analyst with the International Crisis Group think tank. "Collectively, hardline civil society can have a bigger effect than jihadists and terrorists."

Within the U.S., opinion is divided. The State Department doesn't name Hizbut as a terrorist group, but the New York City Police Department, in a document obtained by The Associated Press, identified it as a "tier one extremist group" in 2006. (Associated Press) Read more.
[Reported by The Investigative Project on Terrorism]

The Good News Corner

Catholics: No Homo Ceremonies at West Point Chapel

Summary: Military academy refuses to hold homo marriages at Catholic Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity.

Obama (Read Romans 1) may have done away with "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," and military chaplains may now be able to perform same-sex ceremonies -- but don't expect to see any being done at the Catholic church at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

The reason is simple: Unlike most churches on military installations, which are nondenominational, West Point's Chapel of the Most Holy Trinity is a specifically Catholic chapel. And the teachings of the Catholic Church trump any military policy, says Taylor Henry, director of public affairs and media relations for the Archdiocese for the Military Services, USA.

Military chaplains found themselves in a state of confusion after the Department of Defense gave them the green light to perform same-sex ceremonies last week. Many say the new policy ignores the federal Defense of Marriage Act and the 31 states that have affirmed marriage as the union of one man and one woman only.

"In this case, it appears that the Department of Defense under Obama -- and probably at Obama's instruction -- has decided to ignore federal law and instruct the military to do things which are in fact illegal to do," Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., who is the chairman of the Seapower & Projection Forces Subcommittee for the House Armed Services Committee, told CNSNews.com last week.


Read New York Archbishop Timothy Dolan's Sept. 20 letter to Obama about the threats to marriage and religious freedom his administration is promulgating.
(Source; CitizenLink)

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