Wednesday, February 1, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Wednesday, February 1, 2017



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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

"Standing Together as One . . . Under the Cross of Christ"


"Is not my word like fire,"declares the Lord,and like a hammer
that breaks a rock in pieces?
(Jeremiah 23:29)




"Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth."
The First 100 Days

Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days

Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days


1. 24/7 Prayer Line

Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.

The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340

The Access Code is: 543555#

Please dial #6 to mute your phone.

All are welcome to join!


2. PrayerSurgeNow

PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.

PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.

In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.

PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075

Access Code is: 6149782#


3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.

A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.


4. Today's Prayer for the First One Hundred Days
Feb. 1 - Pray that the Court will Rule in Favor of Pro-Life Policies

"Surely these things happened to Judah according to the Lord's command, in order to remove them from his presence because of the sins of Manasseh and all he had done, including the shedding of innocent blood. For he had filled Jerusalem with innocent blood, and the Lord was not willing to forgive."
(2 Kings 24:3-4; 2 Chronicles 7:14; KJV)
Editor's note: My computer crashed as I was copying Rev. Pierre Bynum's riveting analysis of this topic. To search this for yourselves, please do go here. Thank you.
Points for Prayer:

May God move upon our Supreme Court and our Federal and State courts urgently to repent of and reverse the pro-abortion rulings past Courts have delivered.

May President Trump move quickly to appoint a solidly pro-life Justice to the U.S. Supreme Court and similarly lifetime pro-life judges to the Federal Courts.

May governors follow suit and appoint pro-life Justices to their State Supreme Courts and pro-life judges to the lower courts.

May God move upon the spirits of all American to reevaluate their views about abortion. May those who identify as pro-life multiply until American culture has become a culture of life and not death.

May President Trump and Congress work together quickly to defund Planned Parenthood and expand and make permanent the Hyde Amendment to prevent any expenditure of taxpayer dollars to fund abortions anywhere.

May God send us a Biblical multi-generational Revival that literally rebuilds our lives, repairs our families, restores a Biblical worldview to our culture, heals our land and with the sins of our past blotted out by the blood of Jesus, make us an influence for righteousness in the world until Christ returns!


5. New! PRAYERS FOR THE PRESIDENT

The First 100 Days and Beyond

A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump

To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.


6. White House Press Briefings

To view each day's press conference, go here.

The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.

Focus on Israel

1. Pence, Jordan's Abdullah discuss Islamic State, Syria, U.S. embassy in Israel: White House - Reuters

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and Jordan's King Abdullah on Monday discussed a range of issues from speeding up the fight against Islamic State, the crisis in Syria, and efforts to reach an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, the White House said.

Abdullah, the first Arab leader to hold talks with the new administration, also raised the issue of potential changes to the U.S. embassy in Israel, the White House said in a statement.
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2. 'Gaza infrastructure nearing collapse' - Jerusalem Post

Gaza's infrastructure is on the verge of collapse, the Israeli NGO Gisha said in a detailed report it issued on Tuesday, which painted a bleak picture of the lack of basic utilities in the Hamas-controlled Strip. It described how Gaza's 1.8 million residents lack regular supplies of electricity, drinking water and adequate telecommunication services.

"Electricity blackouts in Gaza last between 8-12 hours each day, and have sometimes even reached 20 hours straight," Gisha said.

"Cooking gas and fuel for industry and vehicles are sometimes unavailable as well. One constant in Gaza is the persistent noise made by generators both domestic and industrial that are employed throughout the Strip to power homes, businesses, schools and hospitals in the absence of a consistent electricity supply," it explained. Gaza has one power plant, which is inadequate to meet the needs of the Strip, producing only 60 to 80 megawatts.
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3.Israeli Home Front preparing for thousands of rockets - Jerusalem Post

The IDF Home Front Command is preparing for the thousands of rockets expected to strike Israel during the next war, investing hundreds of millions of shekels over the past two years on defensive measures and strengthening strategic capabilities. The IDF considers Hezbollah the most substantial threat, with at least 120,000 rockets aimed at Israel, many of them able to strike anywhere in the country. While most have a range of just 45 kilometers, the army has said that it expects a bombardment of over 1,000 rockets in the course of just one day.

The Home Front Command currently divides the country into 264 polygon alert zones in which a siren is activated once the flight path and expected landing area of a missile or rocket is calculated.

The Jerusalem Post has learned that Israel's already state-of-the-art alert system is being upgraded, as the number of polygon alert zones is set to increase to a few thousand by April 2018.
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4. Canadian school bans Israelis because of 'settlements' - Israel National News

A trade school in Canada which banned Israeli applicants due to Israel's alleged "illegal settlement activity" rescinded the ban on Tuesday following an intervention by B'nai Brith Canada and members of the Canadian Jewish community.

Stav Daron, an Israeli engineering student and amateur carpenter, had hoped to take a course at the Island School of Building Arts (ISBA), located on Gabriola Island in the province of British Columbia. However, when he tried to confirm his registration in January, he was told via email that, "Due to the conflict and illegal settlement activity in the region, we are not accepting applications from Israel."
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5. Hundreds infiltrate security blocks outside Amona - YNET News

Hundreds of teenagers managed to infiltrate the Amona outpost Tuesday night in a last-ditch effort to hinder the evacuation which is supposed to take place under court order no later than next Wednesday, February 8.

Security forces began blocking off the road leading to the outpost with bulldozers earlier in the afternoon. In addition, policemen, later reinforced by IDF soldiers, gathered at the entrance and permitted only the entry of the outpost's resident who assembled outside its perimeters as the HCJ convened to discuss the compromise Amona agreement after previously ordering its evacuation.

Since the afternoon, teenage activists went from house to house in the outpost, making inquiring as to how many people the families would be willing to host, if at all.
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The Daily Brief

Please note:
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.


1. A Closer Look at Neil Gorsuch, an Excellent Choice for the Supreme Court - The Daily Signal (Heritage Foundation)

Tuesday night, President Donald Trump announced his nomination for the Supreme Court vacancy left by the unexpected death of Justice Antonin Scalia last February. Trump nominated Judge Neil M. Gorsuch of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. With this nomination, Trump held to the promise he made on the campaign trail to select a nominee from a list of 21 individuals.
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- Father, we pray the confirmation hearings for Judge Gorsuch would reveal him to be a man of integrity and honor. We pray You would put to shame those who would slander him without cause.

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the unfaithful are destroyed by their duplicity. (Proverbs 11:3)


2. Full coverage: Reactions and fallout to Trump Supreme Court pick Neil Gorsuch - Yahoo

On Tuesday night, President Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill Justice Antonin Scalia's vacant seat on the Supreme Court. Catch up on Yahoo News' coverage of the selection, as conservatives rejoice and Democrats brace for a potential nomination battle. (Includes video of Neil Gorsuch's nomination acceptance speech.)

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- Father, we thank You for the nomination of this capable jurist. Give him Your peace as he goes through the confirmation process.

- Elijah went before the people and said, "How long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him." (1 Kings 18:21a)


3. GOP changes rules to push through nominees after Dem boycott - The Hill

Senate Republicans pushed through a pair of President Trump's Cabinet nominees Wednesday, upending standard committee rules to circumvent a Democratic boycott.

The Senate Finance Committee advanced a pair of Trump's nominees with only Republican members present - Steven Mnuchin to head the Treasury Department, and Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) as secretary of Health and Human Services.

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- Thank You, Father God, for the determination of our Senators to move these nominations out of committee! We pray for quick approval by the Senate.

- Therefore let us stop passing judgment on one another. Instead, make up your mind not to put any stumbling block or obstacle in the way of a brother or sister. (Romans 14:13)


4. Betsy DeVos' Nomination Vote Heads to the Full Senate - Time

A Senate committee has approved Republican donor and school choice advocate Betsy DeVos for education secretary, even as two GOP senators expressed some reservations.

After a heated debate Tuesday morning, senators on the Health, Education, Pensions and Labor Committee have voted 12-11 along partisan lines to support DeVos' nomination, sending it to the full Senate for action.
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-Father God, we continue to lift up this capable lady, Betsy DeVos for her final approval by the Senate.

- But select capable men from all the people-men who fear God, trustworthy men who hate dishonest gain-and appoint them as officials over thousands, hundreds, fifties and tens. (Exodus 18:21)


5. Trump Continues Obama's Bad LGBT Executive Order - Liberty Council

The White House stated today that President Donald Trump will continue to enforce Obama's bad executive order imposing the LGBTQ agenda on federal contractors. There is no federal employment statute that includes "sexual orientation" or "gender identity."

Congress has repeatedly rejected efforts to amend federal employment law to include "sexual orientation" or "gender identity." The order, signed by former President Obama in 2014, imposes the LGBTQ agenda in the employment context for federal contractors. The White House press release from his press secretary's office stated, in part: "President Donald J. Trump is determined to protect the rights of all Americans, including the LGBTQ community. President Trump continues to be respectful and supportive of LGBTQ rights, just as he was throughout the election."

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- Father, we pray You would give Donald Trump wisdom as he moves forward with policy regarding LGBT rights. We also pray Congress would take up the issues surrounding the LGBT agenda and pass laws to protect religious liberty.

- Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter. (Isaiah 5:20-21)


6. ERLC submits amicus brief in important student privacy and religious liberty case at the Supreme Court - ERLC

The ERLC has submitted an amicus brief in an important case affecting the future of student privacy, religious liberty, and parental rights in local schools that is set to be argued at the Supreme Court this Spring.

In Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., the court is set to offer an opinion on two main issues: (1) Whether courts should defer to a government agency's interpretation of a statute; (2) whether the Department of Education's interpretation of Title IX's sex discrimination prohibition lawfully allows for "gender identity" to fit into the definition of sex discrimination.
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- Father, we pray this brief would be read and given weight by the Justices of the Supreme Court. May they agree with the logic in referring these issues to the Legislative branch so that Law can undergird public policy.

- He will judge the world with justice and rule the nations with fairness. (Psalm 9:8)


7. Trump signs executive order to drastically cut federal regs - FoxNews

President Trump signed an executive order on Monday to drastically reduce the regulatory burden on U.S. businesses, requiring federal agencies to effectively eliminate at least two regulations for each new one issued.

"We have to knock out a regulation for every two, but it goes far beyond that. This is a big one," said Trump, in signing the order that makes good on his "one in-two out" campaign promise.
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- Father, we hear the collective sigh of relief from people all over this nation. May these changes truly benefit the American people and allow us to prosper again.

- So Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers in this world lord it over their people, and officials flaunt their authority over those under them. But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant (Mark 10:42-43)


8. Trump names Thomas Homan acting director of ICE - FoxNews

President Donald Trump appointed Thomas Homan to be acting director of Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Department of Homeland Security announced late Monday.

Homan replaces Daniel Ragsdale, who will resume his former position of deputy director. He had served in that capacity since May 2012 before his temporary appointment as acting director following Trump's inauguration.
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- Father, we pray Director Homan will be successful as he enforces law and order within our nation.

- I will guard my Temple and protect it from invading armies. I am watching closely to ensure that no more foreign oppressors overrun my people's land. (Zechariah 9:8)

The Daily Jot (Part One)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Trump stand against terrorism exposes dangerous shadow government


The media frenzy and anarchist globalist visceral over President Donald Trump's executive orders limiting immigration, visas, and refugees from nations of known terrorist activities exposed something far more dangerous to the American Republic than the rights of non-citizens and illegal immigrants-the emergence of a possible Marxist Islamist shadow government. The former "president" issued a divisive, seditious, and inflammatory statement against Trump's orders and his mouthpiece, the Huffington Post, printed it. Trump even had to fire acting Attorney General, Sally Yates a holdover from the previous "president" until Trump's Attorney General is approved, for refusing to legally defend his executive orders.

The office of the ex-"president," whose policies and legacy were soundly rejected by Americans in the November 2016 elections, issued the following statement through the Huffington Post:[sic] the "president" is heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country. In his final speech as President, he spoke about the important role of citizens and how all Americans have a responsibility to be the guardians of our democracy-not just during an election but every day. Citizens exercising their Constitutional right to assemble, organize and have their voice heard by their elected officials is exactly what we expect to see when American values are at stake...the "president" (quotations added" fundamentally disagrees with the notion of discriminating against individuals because of their faith."
The ex-"president" is right in one respect: that American citizens need to be vocal, especially Christian citizens who see the common sense in enforcing the law, which the past "president" selectively did and the current President is trying to do. Notwithstanding, President Trump is not singling out Muslims because of their faith, he is preventing for a limited time visits of people from states known to harbor terrorists. He is taking measures to protect each of us from the murderous effect of terrorism. The ex-"president" would appear to be trying to stir up division and rebellion by protecting possible terrorists in the name of American civil rights. Never mind, he did similar acts that the media hardly noticed.
As for the American people-a recent Rasmussen Poll suggests that some "57% of Likely U.S. Voters favor a temporary ban on refugees from Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen until the federal government approves its ability to screen out potential terrorists from coming here...Similarly, 56% favor a temporary block on visas prohibiting residents of Syria, Iraq, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the United States until the government approves its ability to screen for likely terrorists." As 1 Samuel 15:23 says, "For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness (insubordination) is as iniquity and idolatry." This is a dangerous time for America as a seditious shadow government of Islamic Marxism supported by globalist anarchists may be in the making. Pray and act.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com

The Daily Jot (Part Two)

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Pushback on Trump ban by radical Islamist groups


An unindicted co-conspirator in the Holyland terrorist money laundering scheme and a designate terrorist group by the United Arab Emirates is filing a Constitutional challenge to President Donald Trump's temporary US entry ban on people from Iran, Iraq, Somalia, Syria, Yemen, Libya, and Sudan without "extreme vetting," and banning refugees from these countries for at least 30 days. The Council on American Islamic Relations says the ban is targeting people of the Islamic faith from Muslim-majority countries. CAIR national litigation director Lena F. Masri says there is no evidence that refugees "are a threat to national security" and that the order is "based on bigotry, not reality." The ACLU is also enjoined.

The group reportedly is instigating #Muslimban protests at major US airports in San Francisco, Dallas, New York, Washington DC, Chicago and other cities. Breitbart reports: "On Saturday, protests broke out at airports around the country, including New York City's John F. Kennedy International Airport. Saturday morning, two Iraqis were detained at JFK. CAIR chapters were actively promoting the protests on social media and acting as spokesmen for the issue." Time Magazine concurred: "The demonstration, led by the New York Chapter of the Center for American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) was hastily organized in response to Trump's executive orders restricting immigration from Muslim countries and efforts to curb undocumented immigration within the US."

These organizations were also sponsors of the Women's March on Washington, DC after the inauguration. They are distinctly anti-American and seek to replace the US government with a Marxist or Marxist Islamic governance. This has been specifically stated by officers of CAIR. And the Marxist philosophy of the ACLU is well known. They are trying to twist the narrative of national security into a civil disruption based on bigotry, hatred, and racism. In reality, Trump's actions are to allow proper vetting of refugees, to prevent illegal entry and terrorism. This is not a ban on Muslims entering the US, but rather a temporary ban on people entering the US from certain countries until they are properly vetted.

President Trump's and the American people's quest to restore law and order and personal and national security is being met with stiff resistance from those who seek lawlessness to their own ends. This is not about religious freedom or any kind of hate "isms", it's about doing whatever they can to destroy our nation and doing it in the name of justice. As Habakkuk 1:4 says, "Therefore the law is slacked, and justice does never go forth: for the wicked does surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds." Trump and the American people must stand up to this as is found in Amos 5:15, "Hate the evil, and love the good and establish judgment in the gate." In doing so, anger will arise among the evil.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
www.dailyjot.com

More Daily Features

The Persecuted Church

"Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body." (Hebrews 13:3)


Please visit the website for International Christian Concern to lift up prayers for the persecuted around the world, every day. Their link is: www.persecution.org -- or go here to connect. Thank you for interceding for our brothers and sisters who are suffering in Asia, the Islamic World, and the Far East.


Classic Hymns:
MY SAVIOR FIRST OF ALL

"When I awake, I will be satisfied with seeing Your likeness." (Psalm 17:15)

Lyrics

When my life work is ended, and I cross the swelling tide, When the bright and glorious morning I shall see; I shall know my Redeemer when I reach the other side, And His smile will be the first to welcome me.

Refrain

I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
And redeemed by His side I shall stand,
I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand.

Oh, the soul thrilling rapture when I view His bless├Ęd face,
And the luster of His kindly beaming eye;
How my full heart will praise Him for the mercy, love and grace,
That prepare for me a mansion in the sky.

Refrain

Oh, the dear ones in glory, how they beckon me to come,
And our parting at the river I recall;
To the sweet vales of Eden they will sing my welcome home;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain

Through the gates to the city in a robe of spotless white,
He will lead me where no tears will ever fall;
In the glad song of ages I shall mingle with delight;
But I long to meet my Savior first of all.

Refrain


Melody

Please go here.


About the Author:

Words: Fanny Crosby, 1891

Music: John R. Swe­ney


About the hymn:

There ap­peared in Lon­don a man who styled him­self the mes­si­ah, and for ma­ny weeks a large crowd was at­tract­ed to him. One night, how­ev­er, as he was talk­ing in one of the open squares in the city, a small band of the Sal­va­tion Ar­my passed along, sing­ing,

"I shall know Him, I shall know Him,
By the print of the nails in His hand."

The great throng joined in the cho­rus. Fin­al­ly some­one point­ed at the self-styled Christ and said, "Look at his hands and see if the print of the nails is there." They did as di­rect­ed, but no print ap­peared, and they at once left off fol­low­ing him.


Signs and Wonders

THE SOLAR WIND HAS ARRIVED


As predicted, a stream of solar wind flowing from a large hole in the sun's atmosphere has reached Earth on Feb. 1st. Auroras are dancing around the poles, including "massive white and pink lights over Abisko, Sweden," reports Chad Blakley, who operates a live webcam. Solar wind speeds are expected to top 700 km/s for the next two days as Earth moves deeper into the stream. Arctic sky watchers should remain alert for auroras. (Spaceweather.com)


"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

Bill Introduced That Allows Coaches to Participate in Prayer

(Olympia, WA)-[CBN News] A Washington state lawmaker has introduced a bill that would allow coaches and other school staff to take part in post-game prayers.

Rep. Jesse Young, Republican, Gig Harbor, introduced legislation earlier this week in response to a 2015 incident where former Bremerton assistant football coach Joe Kennedy was ordered to stop holding post-game prayers on the football field.

As CBN News reported, Kennedy had participated and led prayers after each game since 2008. Participation was voluntary and Kennedy said that even players from other high school teams would join them. "It's not the X's and O's and winning football games," he said. "It's watching these guys overcoming the things that they go through in life and emerging as a stronger person because of it and knowing that you get them for such a strong time in their life and getting to be part of it."

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Today's Worship:

God's Not Dead - Newsboys
Worship Him together . . . here . . .
The Bible Readathon

Our Bible Readathon Continues

"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)


We are now reading the Word of God every night from midnight to 6:00 a.m. EST. We are reading through the whole Word, from Genesis to Revelation, and beginning again in Genesis when finished.

Our numbers of readers continues to grow over time. All are welcome to join!
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[Note: we are reading from these versions of the Scripture: King James, New King James, New American Standard, and NIV.]