CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Monday, October 24, 2016
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Monday, October 24, 2016
"Standing Together in the Kingdom of God . . .
Under the Cross of Christ"
"No one who hopes in you will ever be put to shame, but shame will come on those
who are treacherous without cause." (Psalm 25:3)
God Protects His People
God brought dust storm to protect new believers from terrorist attack
At least 50 Christians in the Middle East directly experienced God's mighty hand of protection from Islamist militants when He caused a giant dust storm to hide them from their attackers.
The story of divine protection began with a baptism held in secret. (Read more)
The Middle East in Focus
1. Bridges for Peace: Weekly Israel Prayer Update
To read this alert, go here.
2. WikiLeaks reveals US Democrats' disdain for Netanyahu - YNET News
Email correspondence leaked to the public by WikiLeaks Thursday between officials at the highest echelons of the US Democratic Party have shed further light on the general distaste which prevailed among some in the party's ranks for Prime Minister Benjamin "Bibi" Netanyahu's 2015 election campaign strategies.
The emails between former political advisor to Bill Clinton, Paul Begala, and John Podesta, Chairman of the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, also revealed that the former had been backing and advising Leader of the Opposition Isaac Herzog during Israel's 2015 elections.
Begala shared his thoughts on a series of issues including conclusions on how Netanyahu emerged victorious in the elections by employing questionable tactics. (Read more)
3. Visiting parliamentarians reject UNESCO's Jerusalem vote - Jerusalem Post
Twenty-three visiting parliamentarians called on governments around the world to reject the controversial UNESCO vote that denied Jewish ties to the Temple Mount.
In a resolution they issued from Jerusalem on Tuesday said that the resolution seeks "to deny Jerusalem's Jewish origins and Christian beliefs and heritage."
The resolution added that "misrepresentation of the Jewish State of Israel as an occupier, duly noting the anti-Semitic nature and effect of the term's improper usage against the State of Israel." (Read more)
4. Jerusalem March attracts tens of thousands - YNET News
Tens of thousands of Israelis and foreign friends of Israel from across the world flooded Jerusalem's streets on Thursday as they marched to celebrate Israel's existence.
Some of the participants who arrived for the traditional annual Jerusalem March explained to Ynet that they were motivated to attend due to their deep devotion to the Jewish people, their love of the nation of Israel and for the people living in Zion. (Read more)
5. Netanyahu thanks Italian PM for affirming Jewish connection to Jerusalem - World Israel News
Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi on Friday called the UNESCO resolution denying the Jewish connection to Jerusalem's holy sites "shocking," vowing that his country, which abstained, will vote against similar texts in future.
"To say that the Jewish People has no connection to Jerusalem is like saying that the sun creates darkness," Renzi stated.
These resolutions that attack Israel are "incomprehensible, unacceptable and wrong," he said during a trip to Brussels, where he spoke on Italian radio. "I have ordered that we stop taking this position, even if it means diverging from the position taken by the rest of Europe. I have asked diplomats handling these issues to cease doing so." (Read more)
6. UNESCO to vote on yet another anti-Israel resolution - Israel National News
After passing a resolution denying any Jewish connection to Jerusalem, the UN's cultural agency UNESCO is planning to vote on another similar anti-Israel resolution.
Arab states on Saturday presented a watered down version of a new resolution denying the connection between Judaism and the Temple Mount. A vote on the latest resolution is expected at UNESCO's Heritage Committee on Wednesday.
The latest proposal was submitted by Kuwait, Lebanon and Tunisia in the name of the Palestinian Authority and Jordan, who are not members of the committee. 21 countries are expected to vote on the resolution and at least 10 of them are Arab countries which act against Israel or do not have diplomatic relations with Israel. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. Russian warships filmed off coast of Britain as Royal Navy shadows Syria-bound vessels through English Channel - Telegraph UK
Russian warships have been pictured off the coast of Britain, en route to a suspected bolstering of the bombing campaign on the besieged Syrian city Aleppo.
Royal Navy vessels were closely monitoring the fleet as it passed through the English Channel at around 9am on Friday. The Russian deployment comes as Theresa May condemned Vladimir Putin's aggression in Syria, accusing Moscow of being behind "sickening atrocities" in support of Bashar Assad's regime. Syrian forces, backed by Russian air power, have agreed a temporary humanitarian truce in Aleppo, but Mrs May urged European leaders to take a firm line against Moscow. Arriving at her first Brussels summit as Prime Minister on Thursday, Mrs May called for a "robust and united European stance in the face of Russian aggression". (Read more)
- Lord, we are not certain of Russia's plans in this action; it may have been a test of British Naval responses. But we pray that You will have mercy and protect Western nations against any plans that may cause more tensions and fear. In Your name, amen.
- ". . . perfect love casts out fear . . ." (1 John 4:18)
2. US Calls for Meeting With Russia Over Missile Treaty Dispute - Voice of America
The United States has called for a special meeting with Russia over alleged violations of a landmark Cold War-era arms-control treaty, a policy reversal that echoes deepening U.S. fears about Moscow's intentions.
The planned meeting of the Special Verification Commission, scheduled in the near future, focuses new attention on concerns about the 1987 Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty (INF). The treaty, which bans testing, producing, and possessing ground-launched cruise missiles with ranges between 500 to 5,500 kilometers, eliminated an entire class of missiles from Europe, and set up an extensive system of verification and compliance. The agreement was considered crucial in the thaw between the Soviet Union and the United States. (Read more)
- Lord, we pray that You would move across Russia, touching the people and bringing transformation of their hearts. We especially pray for Vladimir Putin, that You would show him the pathway to salvation, not out of any tradition he may or may not hold, but directly from Your Spirit to his spirit.
- "And it will come to pass in the last days, says God, that I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh." (Joel 2:28)
3. Philippines' Duterte, in China, announces 'separation' from US - Space Daily.com
Philippines' President Rodrigo Duterte declared his 'separation' from longstanding ally the United States, in Beijing on Thursday, as he rebalances his country's diplomacy towards China. Duterte is in China for a four-day trip seen as confirming his tilt away from Washington and towards Beijing's sphere of influence - and its deep pockets.
"I announce my separation from the United States,' he said to applause at a meeting in the Chinese capital. 'America does not control our lives . . . How can you be the most powerful industrial country when you owe China and you are not paying it?'
His comments came after he met his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping at the Great Hall of the People on Tiananmen Square, with the two men pledging to enhance trust and friendship, while playing down a maritime dispute. (Read more)
- Lord, the Filipino President appears to be falling into deep darkness. We bind his mind to the mind of Christ, and loose Your Holy Spirit upon Him to change his heart. Amen.
- " . . . whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven." (Matthew 16:18)
4. Clinton's Debate Reference To Nuclear Response Rekindles Judgment Questions - Fox News
Hillary Clinton's latest mishandling of sensitive information may have occurred before an audience of 70 million.
Speaking at the presidential debate Wednesday night, Clinton noted that it takes four minutes from the time the president makes the call to use nuclear weapons to their actual launch. The remark came amid questions about the fitness of Clinton and GOP candidate Donald Trump to hold the nation's nuclear codes, but critics, including former intelligence operatives, told Fox News that level of detail about nuclear response times is "protected information."
"The bottom line on nuclear weapons is that when the president gives the order, it must be followed," Clinton said. "There's about four minutes between the order being given and the people responsible for launching nuclear weapons to do so."
"Whether the four minutes is accurate or not, anything having to do with response capability is generally classified," Dan Maguire, a former strategic planner with Africom, and with 46 years combined service, told Fox News. "She has a tendency to use previous access and her position as secretary (of state) to give an appearance of knowledge to show she has the answers, rather than protect the information." (Read more)
- Lord, Hillary Clinton's arrogance places the United States in harm's way. We pray that You would have mercy upon our nation, and that You would reveal to her in the strongest terms possible the error of her ways. In Your name, amen.
- "Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall." (Proverbs 16:18)
5. Clinton Server Email At Heart Of 'Quid Pro Quo' Controversy Contained Benghazi Intel - Fox News
The email at the heart of a "quid pro quo" controversy involving a senior State Department executive and the FBI contained intelligence about suspects in the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack, two government sources told Fox News.
Heavily redacted FBI interview summaries, known as 302s, state that Patrick Kennedy, a top lieutenant to Hillary Clinton when she was secretary of state, wanted to deep-six the email - which was one of two on her personal server that kick-started the FBI investigation into the mishandling of classified information on her unsecured system.
The Nov. 18, 2012 email sent to then-Secretary Clinton by aide Jake Sullivan contains the subject line "Fw:FYI - Report of arrests -- possible Benghazi connection." It contains "B1" redactions for classified information and "B1.4D" redactions for "Foreign relations or foreign activities of the United States, including confidential sources" -- as well as "B7" redactions covering "law enforcement" activities.
The FBI files say Kennedy offered a "quid pro quo" - allowing the FBI more agents in countries where they're forbidden, in exchange for changing the email's "SECRET" classification. According to the documents, Kennedy wanted the record declassified and marked with a code that would shield it from public scrutiny. (Read more)
- Lord, the attempt to change the classification on an email, and the promise of favors in response in order to cover wrong-doing is horrifying. It's even more horrifying when we see that four Americans perished because of that wrong-doing. Father this corruption has been like a gaping open sore on our land. We ask that You grant us repentance, and allow us to turn our hearts to seek Your Face. In the name of Jesus we pray, amen.
- "Why, O Lord, do You cause us to stray from Your ways And harden our heart from fearing You? Return for the sake of Your servants, the tribes of Your heritage."
6. 8 Times Liberals Claimed An Election Was Stolen Or Rigged - The Federalist
Over the past couple of weeks, Donald Trump has ramped up complaints that the election process is rigged in favor of Hillary Clinton. Many have been quick to dismiss his claims and have been acting like he's crazy for saying as much.
On Tuesday, President Obama lashed out at the GOP nominee during a press conference at the White House, saying that Trump's gripes are historically unprecedented and that he should stop "whining." "I have never seen in my lifetime or in modern political history any presidential candidate trying to discredit the election process before votes have even taken place," he said.
Obama's memory must be pretty short, so I've compiled this list to remind him - and everyone else - of eight times liberals claimed an election was or would be stolen. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for the Hosts of Heaven to surround every voting booth in the U.S. - including ones in the major cities. Let none be able to steal this election no matter how hard they may try (and we know they will try). In Your name, we pray.
- Jesus looked at them and said, "With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible." (Matthew 19:26)
- "The desire of the wicked shall perish." (Psalm 112:10c)
7. Trump Outlines Plan for Earliest Days in Office - Newsmax
GOP nominee Donald Trump Saturday outlined an ambitious plan for his first 100 days in office, saying on the first day alone he has several steps he plans to take to end Washington's corruption.
"One thing we all know is that we will never solve our problems by relying on the same politicians who created these problems in the first place," Trump said to a supportive, cheering audience in historic Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. "Hillary Clinton is not running against me, she's running against change. And she's running against all of the American people and all of the American voters."
It's time to for Americans to "dream big" once again, said Trump, outlining in what he called a "contract between Donald J. Trump and the American voter," that begins with "bringing honesty, accountability and change to Washington, D.C."
The first six measures, Trump said, will be "immediately" pursued on his first day of his first term in office to "clean up the corruption and special interests collusion in Washington." (Read more)
- Father, we thank You for this clear policy and action statement now set in place publiclly by Donald Trump. This document will help us to determine for whom we will cast our vote in November. We ask that the other candidate would follow suit, so the choice before each of us will be made totally clear. In Your name, amen.
- "For we do nothing against the truth, but for the truth." (2 Corinthians 13:8)
8. Texas Judge Rejects Obama's Bathroom Decree - Liberty Counsel
Texas Federal Judge Reed O'Connor again affirmed that his order bars the Obama administration from enforcing its unlawful LGBT agenda on public schools, federal agencies, municipalities and private employers. The ruling applies nationwide and specifically states that federal agencies must stop enforcing illegal guidelines which interpret the word "sex" as "gender" in federal statues such as Title VII and Title IX.
The Obama administration attempted to impose an LGBT agenda on schools, government agencies and private employers. The unlawful directives would have allowed males to use restrooms, dressing rooms, showers and locker rooms assigned for females. In the public school context, these directives would also allow boys to demand they sleep with girls during overnight off-campus trips. (Read more)
- Oh, thank You, Lord, for this righteous decree, which will protect women and young girls from predators not only in the State of Texas, but all across the nation, too. Praise the Lord!
- "And I will restore thy judges as at the first, and thy counsellers as at the beginning ." (Isaiah 1:26)
9. 'Politically motivated' claims against Alabama judge tossed - WND
A complaint that had been filed against Alabama Supreme Court Justice Tom Parker by the domestic terror-linked Southern Poverty Law Center has been dismissed by the state's Judicial Inquiry Commission. "Shame on the SPLC for filing this politically motivated complaint against Justice Parker," said Mat Staver, chairman of Liberty Counsel, which represents Parker.
Parker was accused, after he was interviewed on American Family Radio about the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion on marriage, of violating the Canon 3(A)(6) of the state canons of judicial ethics.
The problem, Staver explained, is that the rule purports to prevent any judge in the state from making "any public comment about a pending or impending proceeding in any court" - even if the judge is not involved in the case and if the judge's comments "do not have a reasonable likelihood of affecting the outcome or impairing the fairness of that proceeding." (Read more)
- Lord God Almighty, we offer You another chorus of praise for this decision. May righteousness begin now to rule and to reign in our beloved land. We ask this in Your name, amen.
- "Righteousness exalts a nation . . . " (Proverbs 14:34)
10. (Pennsylvania) 55,000 gallons of gasoline spills into Susquehanna, effect on Lancaster County drinking water unclear - LancasterOnline
The Susquehanna River has been contaminated with gasoline after a pipeline breach in Lycoming County. A broken pipeline in Lycoming County on Friday dumped 55,000 gallons of gasoline into the Susquehanna River.
As the river, swollen with 6 to 8 inches of rain that fell overnight Thursday, rushes south, Lancaster County officials are gearing up to prevent contamination of the local water supply. "With the amount that spilled, we certainly could see some impact on our intake along the Susquehanna River," Charlotte Katzenmoyer, director of public works for Lancaster, said Friday afternoon. "We'll continue to monitor it."
"Certainly it's something to be concerned about," added Randy Gockley, director of the Lancaster Emergency Management Agency. "We don't know yet the speed it will travel down the river." State officials said Friday the gasoline could reach the Lancaster area early Tuesday morning.
The Bureau of Emergency Operations and Resource Coordination, a department of the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency, issued an alert at 12:18 p.m. Friday. "Personnel are still having trouble accessing the break site to put eyes on it and get a better idea of the extent and volume due to flooding in the area," according to the alert. "Please inform local water authorities of the potential contamination if they use the Susquehanna River as a water source." (Read more)
- Father God, we lift up the authorities in this region, that they be granted Your wisdom as they seek to assess this damage and to contain the spill. We ask You to intervene, Holy One, to protect all who use the waters of this river, in Your name, amen.
- "Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, I am there in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:19,20)
11. US senator introduces bill to ban dismemberment abortions nationwide - LifeSiteNews
Dismembering a child in the womb is not merely ghastly, it should be punished with potentially crippling financial damages and multiple years in prison, according to one of the nation's foremost pro-life leaders. Earlier (last) month, Sen. James Lankford, R-OK, introduced a nationwide ban on dismemberment abortions (S. 3306).
The proposed law would make it illegal for an abortionist to "knowingly dismembering a living unborn child and extracting such unborn child one piece at a time from the uterus through the use of clamps, grasping forceps, tongs, scissors or similar instruments that, through the convergence of two rigid levers, slice, crush or grasp a portion of the unborn child's body in order to cut or rip it off."
Any abortionist found guilty of performing the procedure, commonly known as dilation and evacuation, or dilation and extraction (D&E) abortion, would be subject to fines and up to two years in prison. (Read more)
- Father, we ask for swift passage of this bill, in Your name, amen.
- "If you ask anything in My name, I will do it." (John 14:14)
The Daily Jot (Part One)
Friday, October 21, 2016
Debate Takeaway 1-Supreme Court and Life
Fox News' Chris Wallace opened the last presidential debate by asking the candidates where they would like the Supreme Court to take the country and what the candidates view was on interpreting the Constitution-based on the Founders' words or as a living document to "be applied flexibly according to changing circumstances?" This could be the most pivotal issue of the campaign because the 1-3 possible Supreme Court appointments by the next president will establish the direction of the country for the next generation-people, understand-THE NEXT GENERATION. The answers these candidates gave to this question is a true barometer of how Christians should determine their vote.
Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton said, "I feel that at this point in our country's history, it is important that we not reverse marriage equality, that we not reverse Roe v Wade, that we stand up against Citizens United, we stand up for the rights of people in the workplace, that we stand up and basically say: The Supreme Court should represent all of us." In other words, while she didn't say it, she believes the Supreme Court should represent people not the Constitution. Her position is to undermine traditional marriage and continue infanticide. The Clinton view of the Supreme Court is of legislating a progressive (translate: communistic) agenda from the bench, upholding invented rights by twisting the Constitution's words.
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump answered directly: "The justices that I'm going to appoint will be pro-life. They will have a conservative bent. They will be protecting the Second Amendment. They are great scholars in all cases, and they're people of tremendous respect. They will interpret the Constitution the way the founders wanted it interpreted." There is no doubt where Trump stands on abortion when it comes to the Supreme Court. This issue has been the traditional Christian litmus test of candidates since Roe vs Wade was decided in 1973. The right to life is a basic tenet of our free society and due to the Supreme Court legislating from the bench, America has killed over 50 million babies in the womb.
Herein is a stark contrast of the candidates. Clinton favors abortion on demand, the destruction of traditional marriage, and a Supreme Court that interprets the Constitution based on representation of the people, or what is deemed today as "political correctness." Trump supports the rights of the unborn, which is consistent with the Declaration of Independence underscoring the basic God-given right to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness. This is also consistent with his position on the Second Amendment to be able to defend life. On this issue alone, no one calling themselves a Christian should be unclear. Deuteronomy 30:19 says, "I call heaven and earth as witness this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live."
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
The Daily Jot (Part Two)
Debate Takeaway 2-Abortion
Monday, October 24, 2016
The last debate between presidential candidates Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump drew a clear line in the sand regarding abortion. This is an issue that Christians have long held as the single issue qualifier for a candidate to receive their vote. To put it simply, Trump said he is pro-life. Clinton said she is pro-abortion. But it is the extent to which they hold their positions that voters of good conscious should study. This extends to the delicate balance of the Supreme Court to government (taxpayer) funding of Planned Parenthood to allowing late term abortions of babies who are able to survive outside the womb.
Asked by moderator Chris Wallace if Roe v Wade should be overturned, Trump responded affirmatively, saying, "Well, if that would happen, because I am pro-life, and I will be appointing pro-life judges, I would think that that will go back to the individual states...if they overturned it, it will go back to the states...that will happen automatically, in my opinion because I am putting pro-life justices on the court." Clinton answered, "I strongly support Roe v Wade, and in this case, it's not only about Roe v Wade...So many states are putting very stringent regulations on women that block them from exercising that choice to the extent that they are defunding Planned Parenthood, which, of course provides all kinds of cancer screenings and other benefits for women in our country." Fact: Planned Parenthood does not provide cancer screenings at all.
Wallace asked Clinton about her vote against banning late-term, partial birth abortions. She responded, "I do not think the United States government should be stepping in and making those most personal of decisions." Trump said, "I think it's terrible. If you go with what Hillary is saying, in the ninth month, you can take the baby and rip the baby out of the womb of the mother just prior to the birth of the baby...And that is not acceptable." Fact: The Centers for Disease Control states that 1.3% of abortions are late-term, translating to some 15,000 babies executed just prior to leaving the birth canal. The Guttmacher Institute, which studied who gets late term abortions, reports, "most women seeking later terminations are not doing so for reasons of fetal anomaly or life endangerment."
When pressed further, Clinton said that the government had no business interfering with the decision to have a partial birth abortion, "And I will stand up for that right." Trump said, "And, honestly, nobody has business doing what I just said, doing that, as late as one or two or three or four days prior to birth." This is egregious that a person running for President of the United States would advocate the grotesque killing of babies in the birth canal. How could any Christian support a leader who wants to do this? The Lord said in Jeremiah 2:34, "Also on your skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents: I have not found it by secret search, but plainly upon all these things." As Christians, we should never support such abomination.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Gettysburg: Part Two
Gettysburg: Part Two
Something to Consider
This past Saturday, Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump traveled to Gettysburg to address the nation. This speech was a riveting summary of where we are now as a nation. Its title is: "The Crossroads In Our History."
Because most of the mainstream media managed to miss broadcasting this historic speech, we want to give each of you an opportunity to review Donald Trump's remarks now.
You can do so by going here.
May we each seek the wisdom and the grace of God as we prepare our hearts to vote in the general election on Tuesday, November 8th. Thank you.
Our Weekly Bible Study
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Election 2016: Prayer Resources
Election 2016: Prayer Resources
"Choose some wise, understanding and respected men from each of your tribes, and I will set them over you." (Deuteronomy 1:13)
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You can review our "Election 2016 Special Edition" by going here, published on Sept. 24, 2016.
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