CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, June 15, 2016
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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"The LORD is King for ever and ever . . ." (Psalm 10:16)
"See, the LORD rides on a swift cloud . . ." (Isaiah 19:1)
The Middle East in Focus
1. Rivlin calls for a new Israeli agenda- Jerusalem Post
Israel has undergone a cultural and demographic earthquake, President Reuven Rivlin told participants in the 16th annual Herzliya Conference on Tuesday, reiterating what he said a year ago when he called for a new Israeli agenda.
Contrary to previous practice, the conference started not in Herzliya, but in Jerusalem at the President's Residence.
World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said in his speech that education is a bedrock value for the resilient, diverse and pluralistic country.
2. IDF commander cleared of war crimes charges for opening fire on Gaza pharmacy- Jerusalem Post
In a highly anticipated war crimes case decision, Lt.-Col. Neria Yeshurun was cleared Tuesday by the IDF legal division of unlawfully shelling an uninhabited civilian location during the summer 2014 Gaza war. However, Yeshurun was censured for his actions.
Yeshurun reportedly ordered the shelling as revenge for the killing of an officer under his command, Capt. Dmitri Levitas, who died the day before (July 22, 2014) when Gaza terrorists shot at him from the location.
The high profile case has been carefully followed by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
3. Missing Hamas officer rumored to have defected to Israel - Times of Israel
A senior Hamas officer in the Gaza Strip has been missing for several days, with reports in the coastal enclave suggesting he crossed the border and turned himself in to Israel.
The elite officer in Hamas' military wing Izz a-din al-Qassam Brigades, who was not named, is the son of a Hamas judge from Khan Younis in the south of the Strip and was involved in training in the terror group's cross-border tunnels, according to an Israeli Channel 2 report.
4. Hazan to be ousted as deputy speaker of the Knesset -- YNET News
After a year as Knesset deputy speaker but being blocked from overseeing a single session, MK Oren Hazan (Likud) has been voted out of the position and replaced by MK Nava Boker (Likud) ; Hazan blamed Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein for campaign against him ' based on his own whims and ego.'
5. 'Without changes, Arab Peace Initiative is irrelevant' -- Israel Hayom
At a meeting of Likud ministers on Monday, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu faced questions regarding the Arab Peace Initiative of 2002. Two weeks ago, Netanyahu said the initiative included "positive elements that can help revive constructive negotiations with Palestinians" and further noted that Israel was "willing to negotiate with Arab states' revisions to that initiative so that it reflects the dramatic changes in the region since 2002."
On Monday, one Likud minister asked Netanyahu what he would do if Arab states were not willing to revise the initiative. "If the Arab states grasp the fact that they need to revise the Arab League proposal according to the changes Israel demands, then we can talk," Netanyahu replied. "But if they bring the proposal from 2002 and define it as 'take it or leave it' -- we'll choose to leave it."
In response to another question about the Arab Peace Initiative, Netanyahu said the initiative provided a "good foundation, but it clearly must be updated due to the far-reaching changes that have taken place in our region in recent years."
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Russian Spies Hacked Democratic Computer Network - Wash Post
Russian government hackers penetrated the computer network of the Democratic National Committee and gained access to the entire database of opposition research on Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.
"The intruders so thoroughly compromised the DNC's system they also were able to read all email and chat traffic," the paper said, citing committee officials and security experts.
Those officials also said some of the hackers had access to the DNC's network for about a year.
Shawn Henry, president and chief security officer of CrowdStrike Services and former FBI agent, told MSNBC his team was able to identify and track the hackers to the Russian government.
~Father, in this technological world, it seems there are more opportunities to "spy" on one another and wage war without even setting foot in the other country. We are unsure as to their motives and how they plan to use the data they have been able to steal, but we are sure it is not for good. We ask that better security measures be put into play to guard this sensitive information and protect those who need that protection, regardless of political parties. May their evil plans backfire upon their own heads, we pray. Amen.
- "But as far as I am concerned, My eye will not spare, and I will have no pity, but I will bring the consequences of their ways on their own heads." (Ezekiel 9:10)
2. China warns U.S. on visit by Dalai Lama and Taiwan President - Reuters
BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned the United States on Tuesday to stick by its promises not to support any separatist activities, ahead of a U.S. visit by Taiwan's new president and a meeting on Wednesday between the Dalai Lama and President Barack Obama.
The self-ruled, democratic island of Taiwan and the remote mountainous region of Tibet are two of China's most sensitive political and diplomatic issues.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said both issues involved the "one China" policy, a basic diplomatic tenet referring to both Taiwan and Tibet being part of China that Beijing insists foreign governments recognize.
"I can responsibly tell you that on this issue the U.S. government has made solemn promises, which is to uphold a one China policy," Lu told a daily news briefing.
~Lord, behold the threats of China against us, and Taiwan and Tibet. Obviously, China wishes to re-annex these countries into their own dictatorship, and do not want these countries to further develop and enjoy their freedom and democracies. We ask that You would enable these little countries to continue to stand in opposition to those who wish to harm them, and strengthen their resolve we pray. Amen.
- "Do not say, 'A conspiracy,' Concerning all this people call a conspiracy, Nor be afraid of their threats, nor be troubled." (Isaiah 8:10)
3. Arab, Islamic Campaign to Isolate Israel at U.N. dealt a Setback as Israel Wins Post - CNS News
(CNSNews.com) - Arab and Islamic countries have witnessed a major setback to an effective, decades-long campaign to isolate Israel at the United Nations, as the reviled Jewish state was elected to head a key U.N. committee for the first time.
Israel's Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon was elected Monday to chair the General Assembly's legal committee (aka the sixth committee), which deals with matters of international law and issues such as the long-stalled effort to establish a comprehensive international terrorism convention.
In line with the process of rotation among geographical groups, the Western European and Others group (WEOG) had the right to nominate a candidate to chair the sixth committee for the coming session. The group, which includes such non-European democracies as the U.S., Canada and Australia, put forward Israel's ambassador as its candidate.
- Lord, we praise You for thwarting the plans of Israel's enemies in the U.N. We pray that You will continue to bless them and show the world that Your favor is on them. We ask they may carry out their appointed duties with integrity and honor, and bring glory to You. In Your Name we pray, Amen.
-"In the time of My favor I will answer you, and in the day of salvation I will help you; I will keep you and make you to be a covenant for the people to restore them. (Isaiah 49:7,8)
4. White House rejects increased Israel missile defense funding - Jerusalem Post
The Obama administration on Tuesday opposed a call by US lawmakers to increase government funding for Israel's missile defense program by $455 million above the 2017 fiscal year budget request. The White House's Office of Management and Budget issued the rejection of the proposal made by the US House of Representatives in a Statement of Administration Policy on defense appropriations released Tuesday.
- Father, we are grieved to read that this administration has defied our Congressmen who wish to increase funding for Israel's missile defense program. We ask that You would replace this president with one who would honor You, and be pro-Israel, and support her right to defend herself against her enemies. Our current president not only does not support Israel, but actively works to promote her enemies, and refuses to call evil in what they do. We thank You for Your promise to bless those who bless Israel, and that at least till now we have done so as a nation. May we return to that stance in the next administration, we pray. Amen.
-"Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding." (Daniel 2:20,21)
5. U.S. Third Fleet Expands East Asia Role As Tensions Rise With China - Reuters
The U.S. Navy's Third Fleet will send more ships to East Asia to operate outside its normal theater alongside the Japan-based Seventh Fleet, a U.S. official said on Tuesday, a move that comes at a time of heightened tensions with China.
The Third Fleet's Pacific Surface Action Group, which includes the guided-missile destroyers USS Spruance and USS Momsen, was deployed to East Asia in April.
More Third Fleet vessels will be deployed in the region in the future, said a U.S. official who requested anonymity. He and a second official said the vessels would conduct a range of operations, but gave no details.
China claims most of the South China Sea, through which $5 trillion in ship-borne trade passes every year. The Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Taiwan and Brunei have overlapping claims, as well as close military ties with the United States.
- Abba, this seems like a giant chess game, each country moving their ships (pieces) to intimidate the others. The "warfare" seems to be more mental than physical. We do ask, Lord, that our enemies would take note of our increased presence in East Asia, and would back down from any further inflammation of hostilities. We ask for peace through strength, and that Your hand would be upon us in our efforts to protect our nation, and our interests. In Your Name we pray, Amen.
- To the ends of the earth He makes wars cease -- He breaks the bow, snaps the spear, burns the shields in the fire. 'Desist, and learn that I am God, supreme over the nations, supreme over the earth.'" (Psalm 46:10,11)
The Daily Jot
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Wrong mindedness has deadly consequences
Whether they want to classify it as terrorism or not, the facts speak for themselves. Here we go...Iranian immigrant Mohammad Moghaddam opened fire in an Amarillo, Texas Wal Mart, took two people hostage, and was shot dead by police. Authorities say it was not terrorism because it was a work dispute. Folks, this white-washing of Islam by America's leaders puts us all in harms way. When they don't get what they want, these radical Islamists will not abide by the law, they follow Islamic custom. America's leadership is in league with them by not calling this what it is: Islam is not compatible with free societies. But Islam is a useful tool in forwarding a totalitarianism agenda, such as communism.
Homeland Security chief's Jeh Johnson's solution to the problem of Islamic terrorism is disarming America. Johnson told CBS, "We have to face the fact that meaningful gun control has to be part of homeland security. We need to do something to minimize the opportunity for terrorists to get a gun in this country." Why should the rights of American citizens be further violated because of one violent class of people? The first thing that comes to my mind is to put a ban on any Muslim that wants to buy a gun. But even then, they will have guns and they will commit terrorist acts. France is a perfect example. Huge restrictions on gun ownership, and yet 130 people killed by Islamists in November 2015.
Johnson's solution is to appease Muslim communities in the US: "We're going to continue to build bridges to American-Muslim communities, not vilify them and drive them into the corners and shadows." Johnson's, Clinton's and "the president's" bridge building nonsense likely comes from results of a study. The Washington Times reports, "But some researchers suggest the link to religion is less important than the marginalization immigrants and first-generation Americans may feel. In a study last year funded by the Homeland Security Department, researchers said those who felt instances of discrimination, personal shame or humiliation had higher propensity toward radicalization."
Does "feeling" instances of discrimination give someone the right to take another person's life? Isn't that exactly what the Koran teaches? If you don't submit to Islam, you are discriminating against, and humiliating the Muslim religion, deserving of death. So let's get this right. The groupthink of leadership in America is that we have to treat Islamists with the highest order of respect, give them what they want, take our weapons away from us, and they won't harm us. This is absurdity. Never in history has this worked with Islam. This is wrong-mindedness. Romans 12:2 says, "...be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what [is] that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God." We need transformational leaders who have renewed their minds to uphold what is right. It first starts, however, with us.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
David Daleiden Charges Dismissed
Family Research Council Praises Dismissal of Unwarranted Charge
Against David Daleiden
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- One of the charges against David Daleiden in Harris County, Texas was dismissed yesterday by Judge Diane Bull, who ruled that the indictment for the misdemeanor charge against Daleiden claiming he attempted to purchase baby body parts was void. Daleiden still faces a felony charge for allegedly using a fake driver's license to conceal his identity during the undercover investigation of Planned Parenthood.
Family Research Council President Tony Perkins released the following statement:
"I am grateful that Judge Diane Bull was able to see through what appears to be a baseless charge that is politically-motivated. There was no transaction or attempted transaction to suggest Daleiden was actually buying aborted baby body parts. Of course the charges against Daleiden screams the question: why didn't the District Attorney charge Planned Parenthood for selling the body parts? You can't have a buyer without a seller.
"The Harris County judge overseeing the felony false identification charge against Daleiden should follow the example of Judge Bull in dismissing the indictment, and realize that these charges against Daleiden are nothing but naked political intimidation and attempts to silence the truth of what the abortion industry is doing.
"I also urge California Attorney General Kamala Harris to follow the lead of Judge Bull and return Daleiden's undercover footage exposing the sale of baby body parts, which was illegally seized by the state in violation of Daleiden's constitutional rights. It is time to end this political bullying of Daleiden and his colleagues who simply exposed the abhorrent sale of aborted children's organs. It is Planned Parenthood, biotech companies, and the abortion industry that need to be investigated further, not those who expose their illegal and heinous activities," Perkins concluded. (Family Research Council)
Orlando: Obama Responds
Orlando: Obama Responds
Shortly after lunchtime, Obama held another nationally televised press conference on the Orlando shootings. His comments were cringeworthy, but I struggled through it. Once again, he displayed more anger at Republicans than he did toward the shooter who murdered 49 Americans. One thing he chose to zero in on was the criticism he has received for refusing to call the jihadists "radical Islamic terrorists." Obama said, "What exactly would using this label accomplish? What exactly would it change?"
Well, Mr. President, could we have defeated the Nazis if we refused to call them fascists and refused to explain what that meant? Could we have won the Cold War if we had been unwilling to call the Soviets communists and an "evil empire"? And if it doesn't make any difference, then why do you so adamantly refuse to call the radical Islamists what they are?
Rush Limbaugh made an interesting observation today. He said that every time Obama speaks after a radical Islamic attack, Obama sounds like an attorney representing the jihadists -- constantly objecting to any suggestion that Islam had anything to do with the attack.
Of course, Obama again called for tougher laws to make it harder on the 99.9% of gun owners buying guns to defend themselves. Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee noted that when a Muslim kills people, Obama and the left insists that we don't hold all Muslims responsible for the attack. But the same liberals say that all gun owners should pay a price for the attack. (Gary Bauer)
Prayers During Ramadan:
Wednesday, June 15, 2016:
Pray Psalm 5:11 over the Christians in Libya and the Libyan Christians outside the country:
"But let all who take refuge in you be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread your protection over them, that those who love your name may rejoice in you."
- Pray for peace and the end of fighting, conflict and bloodshed. Pray for the Government of National Accord that the leaders will serve the good of all Libyans and create a modern nation state, not a confederation of tribes. Pray for the completion and implementation of the national Constitution. Pray for the reconciliation of militias and tribal groups and their re-integration into peaceful society.
- The number of Libyans who have accepted Christ as Savior continues to increase. Those believers inside the country are scattered and are not meeting together, except for some who are meeting together in one particular city. Those living outside the country are now assembling in a virtual e-church. Pray that many Libyans will come to Jesus through the outreach ministries of satellite TV and other media. Pray for the new believers to be discipled and to have fellowship with one another. Pray God will take away fear and give the believers courage and boldness.
- Pray for the Christians in Libya. Pray for protection and safety from fighting, theft, kidnapping and terrorist attacks. Pray also for perseverance despite difficulties and stress. Pray for guidance from the Holy Spirit to find locals who have open hearts and listening ears for the Word of God. Pray for wisdom in making decisions each day.
(Source: Christians focused on Libya)
The Persecuted Church
Pastor Stoned and Hospitalized after Mob Storms Church in Guangxi, China
(Fulong, Guangxi-June 14, 2016) A pastor sustained serious injuries when local residents, led by a regional Communist Party official, stormed a church on May 1, destroying property.
After several Christians entered the building to pray, other villagers stormed inside and tore Bibles and hymnals, the church's website reported on May 3. Wielding electrical cables, they prevented the churchgoers from singing worship songs and shouted insults at them.
Police responded to an emergency call from church staff, but only looked around and then left without taking action. Afterwards, the villagers re-entered the building, smashed windows and threw stones at a church leader named Lan until he fainted and had to be rushed to a health center, bleeding profusely. Due to the severity of his injuries, the health center transferred him to Yizhou Hospital.
Songs Our Grandmothers Sang:
ALL THE WAY MY SAVIOR LEADS ME
"The Lamb . . . will lead them to springs of living water." (Revelation 7:17)
All the way my Savior leads me; What have I to ask beside? Can I doubt His tender mercy, Who through life has been my Guide? Heav'nly peace, divinest comfort, Here by faith in Him to dwell! For I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well; For I know, whate'er befall me, Jesus doeth all things well.
All the way my Savior leads me, Cheers each winding path I tread; Gives me grace for every trial, Feeds me with the living Bread. Though my weary steps may falter, And my soul athirst may be, Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see; Gushing from the Rock before me, Lo! A spring of joy I see.
All the way my Savior leads me O the fullness of His love! Perfect rest to me is promised In my Father's house above. When my spirit, clothed immortal, Wings its flight to realms of day This my song through endless ages- Jesus led me all the way; This my song through endless ages- Jesus led me all the way.
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Signs and Wonders
Exclusive Look Inside the World's Largest Planned Doomsday Escape
Vivos founder and CEO Robert Vicino announced Vivos Europa One which will be an invitation only, five star, underground survival complex, similar to an underground cruise ship for the elite. Each family will be provided a private 2,500 square foot of floor area, capable of two story improvements for a total of 5,000 square feet of private living quarters. With fit and finish comparable to a mega-yacht, each member family will hire their own architect and contractor to build out their living quarters to the custom standard they desire.
The expansive shelter is located in Germany and is one of the most fortified and massive underground survival shelters on Earth. Originally built by the Soviets during the Cold War, this shelter was a fortress for military equipment and munitions. After the DDR was merged with Germany, the German government inherited this relic and intended to use it for the same purpose of weapons storage. However, due to a law prohibiting the storage of ammunition near a major highway, the German Government soon realized they could not continue with their plans and decided to auction this 76 acre complex. A wealthy investor purchased the entire property, along with all of its improvements, both above and below ground. Vicino says "We are proud to bring this epic project forward in these increasingly dangerous times." (Forbes) Read more
"There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea." (Luke 21:25)
The Good News Corner
How Chick-fil-A Reached Out to the Orlando Community After Shooting
"Wait, those people were waiting to give blood to victims that were mostly gay people. Doesn't Chick Fil A hate gays? That's what we kept being told. Turns out, that while the founders definitely don't approve of that choice of lifestyle, they believe in compassion. Who knew?" -Vianna Vaughan, DC Gazette
(Orlando, FL)-[Christian Headlines] In the wake of the Orlando nightclub shooting that took the lives of 49 people and injured over 50 others, businesses are offering help to Orlando residents.
One such business is Christian fast food chain Chick-fil-A. The restaurant opened on Sunday when it is normally closed to bring free chicken sandwiches and iced tea to Orlando residents who were at the One Blood donation center, donating blood to victims of the shooting.
Casting Crowns - "Great Are You Lord"
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