Tuesday, March 3, 2015

CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Tuesday, March 3, 2015

You can view the Prime Minister's Address
to a Joint Session of Congress today,
online at 10:45 a.m. EST, by going here.
(From the Office of Speaker John Boehner)

To view his speech at AIPAC yesterday, go here.

ALSO: tomorrow is the "Preparation for Purim: An Event to Repent in support of Israel" Please go here for details.

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The Daily Brief:

"Praying for All in Authority"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
21 Days of Prayer and Fasting:


. . . "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14b)

Click here to pledge to pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu's warnings about a nuclear-armed Iran will be heard from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other. (Gary Bauer)

"For He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)

The Daily Brief

1. Netanyahu warns Iran deal could 'threaten the survival' of Israel
-- Fox News  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Monday that a potential nuclear deal with Iran "could threaten the survival of Israel," as he kicked off a contentious visit to the United States meant to build the case against such an agreement.

The centerpiece of his visit will be an address to Congress on Tuesday. But speaking first to The American Israel Public Affairs Committee in Washington, the Israeli leader underscored the dangers he said are posed by Iran, which he called the world's "foremost sponsor of state terrorism." (Read more)

- Lord we firmly believe in Your intervention and power to protect Israel from its enemies.Father, we ask that this VOICE be trumpeted across our nation and around the world. Let the voice of TRUTH reign! In Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Thus I will magnify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am the Lord." (Ezekiel 38:23)


Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu statement at AIPAC on 3/2/2015 - excerpt

To view these remarks by P.M. Netanyahu, go here.

- Here are the exact times in this hour-long video when the Prime Minister made these statements:

1:29:31 - 1:30:12

1:31:34 - 1:31:51

- Lord, may the Lion of Judah ROAR tomorrow in the House Chamber, and may that VOICE be heard throughout our nation. In Your Name, amen.

- . . . "Thus you shall say to the children of Israel, 'I AM has sent me to you.'" (Exodus 3:14b)

> > > For more on this speech, please scroll down the page . . .

3. Massive "demand for tickets" to Netanyahu speech, Boehner says
- CBS News

House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, said the White House has "attacked" him and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the Netanyahu's planned address to Congress Tuesday in which he is expected to criticize international negotiations over Iran's nuclear program.

"The demand for seats in the House, the demand for tickets, I've never seen anything like it. Everybody wants to be there," Boehner said. "What I do wonder is why the White House feels threatened because the Congress wants to support Israel and wants to hear what a trusted ally has to say. It has been, frankly, remarkable to me, the extent to which, over the last five or six weeks, the White House has attacked the Prime Minister, attacked me, for wanting to hear from one of our closest allies." (Read more)

- Abba Father God, we rejoice at the point of tears over this report. Praise You, Lord, that so many of our citizens so strongly support Israel, and are so eager to hear the Prime Minister, first hand. For those who cannot get into the Visitors' Gallery, we ask that You make another way for each one to hear, and to pray, during this historic address to the Joint Session of Congress today. We pray, too, that the prime minister received a standing ovation and an absolutely warm welcome from Congress!!! In Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord!" (Psalm 150:6)

4. Black Pastors to Congressional Black Caucus: Decision to Skip Bibi Speech "Slap in the Face to Israel, God" - Breaking Israel News

Prominent black pastors across the United States are sending a very clear message this week to the Congressional Black Caucus, urging them emphatically to reverse the Caucus' decision to boycott Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's upcoming speech to Congress.

Some two dozen House and Senate Democrats, many of them Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) members, announced last week that they will not attend Netanyahu's speech. The speech which, is being delivered on March 3 at the invitation of Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner, has faced waves of criticism. (Read more)

-  Lord, we pray that the members of the Congressional Black Caucus, who have planned this demonstration, be stopped in their tracks. We pray they take heed to the words of other black leaders, and stand down. We take the Cross of Christ, and we spear it through the middle of this agenda, that it stop in its tracks. In Jesus' name, amen and amen.

- "Put them in fear, O Lord, that the nations may know themselves to be but men." (Psalm 9:20)

5. White House Correspondent William Koenig Offers Insider's View on Netanyahu's Historic Speech - Breaking Israel News

"As a White House journalist, I am there frequently. I have got to say that this whole situation with Netanyahu is literally one of the most fascinating things I've studied in the last 14 years," he told Breaking Israel News.

Netanyahu, who departed Israel on Sunday to the US, will address a joint session of Congress on March 3, warning lawmakers on the dangers of a nuclear Iran. The prime minister is a public opponent of the US-led negotiations between Iran and the P5+1. Along with other Arab nations, Netanyahu has been vocal about his opposition to a "bad deal" with Iran. Koenig explained that Netanyahu's arrival to Washington to defend the State of Israel is sending a message to the president. (Read more)

- Lord, let the "message" get through. You alone can turn the hearts of people.

  - "But let man and beast be covered with sackcloth and cry mightily to God; yes, let everyone turn from his evil way and from the violence that is in his hands."
(Jonah 3:8)

6. White House Media Blitz Promotes Obama as Pro-Israel Ahead of Netanyahu Speech - Breaking Israel News

The White House is in a lobbying frenzy this week in the midst of an upcoming speech to Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and the annual American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) conference.

On the White House website, a dedicated post highlighting Obama's relationship to Israel is the latest attempt to bolster the presidents standing with the Jewish state.

Listing "five key facts you need to know about the US-Israel relationship under President Obama," the blog post plugs Obama's credentials as a supporter of the State of Israel.

"Under President Obama's leadership, American engagement with Israel has grown and strengthened to an unprecedented degree," the blog read. (Read more)

- Lord the deception in the ranks of this administration is obvious. Let Mr. Netanyahu be filled with wisdom and strength.

- We decree Luke 21:15 over Prime Minister Netanyahu:  "For I will give you utterance and wisdom which none of your opponents will be able to resist or refute."    

7. Iraq moves against Islamic State in Tikrit - BBC

Iraq has launched a military operation to recapture Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit from Islamic State (IS). Troops and militia were said to be attacking on different fronts, backed by airstrikes from Iraqi fighter jets. The government says that its forces are advancing into the city but this has not been confirmed.  (Read more)

- Father we pray for the defeat of ISIS across the Middle East.

  - "Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity!" (Habakkuk 2:12)

8. Jordan's king calls fight against Islamic State 'a third world war' - Jerusalem Post

Jordan's King Abdullah called the fight against Islamic State a third world war, in an interview on Monday about how to best respond to Islamic State. "This is a third world war by other means. This brings Muslims, Christians, other religions together in this generational fight," Abdullah said an interview with CNN.   (Read more)

- Lord we ask that whatever this war is will be fought by Your hand, that You will unravel, dispel, and destroy all of the Islamic State, as well as every other Islamic group.

- ". . . for the battle is the Lord's and He will give you into our hands." (1 Sam 17:47b)

9. Kim Jong Un reportedly tells North Korean army to 'prepare for war' with US - Fox News

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un reportedly told the army to prepare for war with the United States and its allies, state media reported Saturday, according to AFP. (Read more)

- Father we ask that You reveal all truth regarding North Korea's true capabilities.

  - "No weapon formed against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17)

10. Fear Envelops Russia After Killing of Putin Critic Boris Nemtsov- NY Times

About two weeks before he was shot and killed in the highest-profile political assassination in Russia in a decade, Boris Y. Nemtsov met with an old friend to discuss his latest research into what he said was dissembling and misdeeds in the Kremlin. (Read more)

- Father in the climate of murder and lies, a man who was opposing those things was taken from the people of Russia. We pray for justice, for truth to be revealed,  and for comfort for the families and supporters of Nemtsov.

  - "He will guard the feet of His saints, but the wicked shall be silent in darkness, for by strength no man shall prevail." (1Samuel 2:9)

The Middle East in Focus

"Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed," says the LORD, who has compassion on you." (Isaiah 54:10)

1. Kerry defends Israel before UN rights panel - Times of Israel

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Monday delivered a vigorous defense of Israel before the UN Human Rights Council, urging its members to end what the United States says is its unfair and biased focus on the Jewish State that could undermine its credibility. His remarks came as the Obama administration attempts to blunt complaints that it has not been strong enough in its support for Israel, criticism now centered on its pursuit of a nuclear deal with Iran.

Even as a bitter US-Israel dispute over a possible Iran deal was expected to heat up in Washington later Monday, Kerry affirmed America's steadfast commitment to its top Mideast ally and called on the council to take a more balanced approach toward Israel. The council frequently targets Israel for criticism in resolutions and investigations, notably over military action it has taken against Palestinian fighters in Gaza. A new report commissioned by the council about last year's Gaza war is expected to be released later this month. (Read more)

2. Ahead of Netanyahu speech, Kerry warns against revealing details of Iran nuke talks -YNET News

US Secretary of State John Kerry is warning that public discussion of details of the ongoing nuclear negotiations with Iran will make it more difficult to reach a deal that prevents the country from developing atomic weapons.

In comments to reporters in Geneva on Monday, Kerry said he was concerned by reports that some details of the talks would be revealed in coming days. He did not elaborate, but Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak in opposition to a potential Iran deal in an address to Congress on Tuesday.

Israeli officials say Netanyahu plans to discuss elements of the negotiations that he finds problematic and dangerous to Israel. Although Kerry did not identify Netanyahu as someone who might talk about details of the negotiations, he strongly hinted that was the case. (Read more)

3. Rouhani's Adviser: Netanyahu's Speech will Benefit Iran - Israel National News

A senior policy adviser to Iranian President Hassan Rouhani predicted on Sunday that Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's speech to Congress will "benefit" Tehran, i24news reported.

The official, Hamid Aboutalebi, reportedly wrote on his Twitter account that what he described as Netanyahu's "warrior discourse" will strengthen the "gaps" between Democrats and Republicans, as well as those between Washington and Israel. (Read more)

4. US envoy Power: There will never be a sunset on America's commitment to Israel - Jerusalem Post

WASHINGTON - The United States may have policy differences with Israel on Iran and its nuclear program, but its commitment to Israel's security will never falter, US ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power told the American Israel Public Affairs Committee on Monday.

Addressing over 16,000 assembled AIPAC delegates, Power, one of two senior representatives of the Obama administration sent to the conference, was warmly received amid tensions between Washington and Jerusalem over a pending conclusion in the nuclear talks.

Referencing reports that the US has proposed to Iran a sunset on specific provisions of a comprehensive agreement, which would ultimately ease after a ten-year period, Power suggested such a deal would not compromise America's commitment to preventing Iran from ever acquiring nuclear weapons.

"There will never be a sunset to America's commitment to Israel's security. Never," Power said. (Read more)

5. Report: Obama Has Cut Intelligence Cooperation with Israel - Israel National News

In response to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's opposition to the nuclear deal he warns threatens Israel's very existence, US President Barack Obama's administration has reportedly cut American intelligence cooperation with Israel.

A report on Monday night by the Hebrew-language Channel 10, notes that the cooperation between Israeli and American intelligence agencies until now has aided the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in formulating reports on Iran's nuclear program, reports that advanced the sanctions against the Islamic regime.

At the moment, while Israel is cooperating with various countries in terms of intelligence on Iran's nuclear program, the cooperation with the United States has stopped according to the report. (Read more)

6. Hamas Admits It's Producing Rockets to Attack Israel Again - Israel National News

A senior Hamas terrorist said Monday his Islamist group which controls Gaza is rebuilding its heavily depleted rocket arsenal to prepare for a new terror war against Israel.

"Any regional or international attempt to lay siege to Hamas or its armed wing is bound to fail," said Marwan Eissa, a commander of Hamas's "military branch," the Al-Qassam Brigades, reports AFP.

Hamas is "not looking for confrontation" with Israel, he said, as quoted by Hamas-run news agency Al-Ray. "But we are making sure our forces are reinforced in case of a confrontation. We're continuing to make rockets." (Read more)

7. Palestinians to file first 'war crime' case against Israel on April 1 - Jerusalem Post

The Palestinians are planning to file the first "war crime" complaint against Israel with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1, Mohamed Shtayyeh, a senior PLO official, said on Monday.

Shtayyeh told visiting US church leaders that the Palestinian complaint refers to Operation Protective Edge and settlements.

He said that the Palestinians were now awaiting three "important steps." (Read more)


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The Daily Jot

Monday, March 2, 2015

A prophetic type of Esther warning America

The visit of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu could very well have extraordinary prophetic impact on America. In Zechariah 12 and 13, the Lord is speaking of "in that day" which is the Day of the Lord when he has returned and is setting things right on earth. The Lord says in 12:9 "I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Since Israel was reborn in 1948, the US has been its staunchest ally. That has changed with the current White House. Netanyahu's visit to the US during Purim this week may be a significant prophetic warning to America against the US "president's" support of a nuclear Iran.

. . . This White House has been excusing Iran's nuclear development since it took office. On May 5, 2009, then White House Chief of Staff Rham Emanuel said, "Israel now faces a moment of truth--it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist." Emanuel was saying that the White House would ignore Iran's nuclear threat, if Israel did not buckle to demands over a Palestinian state. In his June 4, 2009 speech in Cairo, the "president" said, "No single nation should pick and choose which nations hold nuclear weapons. . . And any nation--including Iran--should have the right to access peaceful nuclear power if it complies with its responsibilities under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

The "president" is of Islam--born and raised. He knows that the "peace of Islam" means bringing all nations into submission to Islam. That is the genesis of Iran"s (modern day Persia) campaign for "peaceful" nuclear use. Netanyahu's visit to the US to plead for Israel's well-being during the week of Purim should be a prophetic warning to all who have eyes to see and ears to hear.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

[Please note: this issue of the Daily Jot is longer than most, so we are providing this link to the entire article. Please do go here to read all of Bill Wilson's commentary for yesterday.]

Israel Has A Strong Voice

Israel Has A Strong Voice

I was at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's (AIPAC) annual policy conference this morning with 15,000 people cheering Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. As he began his remarks, Netanyahu identified a few people who were present, including President Milos Zeman of the Czech Republic. I was struck by the historical significance of Zeman's attendance.

In the 1930s, Czechoslovakia was offered up as a sacrificial lamb by world leaders eager to satiate Adolf Hitler. It did not work. Today there are those who would do it again, but this time the lamb would be Israel.

In the 1930s Czechoslovakia wasn't strong enough to speak loudly enough. As Prime Minister Netanyahu noted, today Israel is strong. The prime minister said:

"For 2000 years, my people, the Jewish people, were stateless, defenseless, voiceless. . . . We suffered relentless persecution and horrific attacks. We could never speak on our own behalf, and we could not defend ourselves. Well, no more, no more.

"The days when the Jewish people are passive in the face of threats to annihilate us, those days are over. . . . Today, we have a voice. And tomorrow, as prime minister of the one and only Jewish state, I plan to use that voice."

SPECIAL NOTICE: We are less than a few hours away from Prime Minister Netanyahu's much-anticipated address before Congress. Thousands of you have answered my call to pray for Israel and its leader. I hope many more will do so today.

Click here to pledge to pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu's warnings about a nuclear-armed Iran will be heard from one end of Pennsylvania Avenue to the other. (Gary Bauer)



Prime Minister of Israel Binyamin Netanyahu statement at AIPAC on 3/2/2015

(Excerpts follow)

To listen to this speech, go here.

At 1:29:31 - 1:30:12
'For 2000 years my people, the Jewish people, were stateless, defenseless, voiceless.

We were utterly powerless against our enemies who swore to destroy us.

We suffered relentless persecution and horrific attacks.

We could never speak in our own behalf and we could not defend ourselves.

Well, no more!

No more!

The days when the Jewish people are passive in the face of threats to annihilate us . . .

those days are over!'
1:31:34 - 1:31:51
'Today we are no longer silent.

Today we have a voice.

And tomorrow, tomorrow as Prime Minister of the one and only Jewish State,

I plan to use that voice.'

We are seeing an historic moment unprecedented in our lifetimes... send this out far and wide... let us do our part.

Time to watch... and pray...

A comment from one of our Prayer Partners:

"My husband and I both picked up the VOICE piece as being VERY significant in Bibi's speech today. We have a VOICE so we don't need or want the American organization ONE VOICE to be sounding off against us. The Lord will be speaking in Congress tomorrow. The White House and the world had better be watching and listening carefully."


Please Pray for P.M. Netanyahu

Please Pray for P.M. Netanyahu

> > > We have received these prayer requests from Christian Friends of Israel in Jerusalem. We welcome and stand in agreement with these points of intercession, in advance of the address of the Prime Minister of Israel later today, before a Joint Session of the United States Congress. Amen.

Let's Enter the Throne Room and Pray:

Pray that Prime Minister Netanyahu, will receive strength and courage from God not to bow or back down. May his trip to Washington be one of truth in order to awaken those who slumber in dark and dangerous times.

Cry out to the Lord fervently that he will not come under attack (as Mordecai also came under attack by some). Mordecai was held in high esteem by many of his brothers but not "all" of them. (Esther 10:3).

Ask the Lord to keep politics from prevailing and that only truth will prevail during this important historical speech.

Intercede for for the US Congress to welcome the Prime Minister and that he might move the hearts of all those with righteous hearts and consciences in the political realm today in America. "I cried unto the Lord with my voice; with my voice unto the Lord did I make my supplication." (Psalm 142:1, KJV).

Beseech the Lord for wisdom and knowledge (Proverbs 8:11, 35) to come forth from the lips of the Prime Minister and that he will know he doing the right thing for his nation and people, not wavering in his decision to speak truth at this time to the world arena of nations. "How much better is it to get wisdom than gold! and to get understanding rather to be chosen than silver" (Proverbs 16:16).

Pray for his safety, security and protection at all times and that no harm or danger come near him at anytime.

Pray that the Lord will be with him from the time of departure from Israel until he returns home to Israel.

Sincerely for the Nation of Israel,

Sharon Sanders
Co-founder, Director
Christian Friends of Israel - Jerusalem

email: sharon@cfijerusalem.org