CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Thursday, April 20, 2017
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"Praying for All in Authority"
Thursday, April 20, 2017
"Standing Together as One
. . . Under the Cross of Christ"
Then He said to them, "Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem." (Luke 24:26,27)
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
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All are welcome to join!
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.
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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. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, April 14, 2017
To view last week's address, please go here.
5. 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
"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. Breaking News: One Injured in Ramming Attack in Gush Etzion - Breaking Israel News
A Palestinian terrorist rammed his car into a bus stop in Gush Etzion, south of Jerusalem, injuring one civilian . IDF troops on the scene opened fire, killing the attacker.
Paramedics reported that a 60-year-old man was taken to the hospital with head wounds.
Gush Etzion Junction is a major shopping area where Arabs and Jews mingle. Approximately 70,000 Jews live in the area, which is a fifteen minute drive from Jerusalem. The junction has been the scene of many attacks since the current wave of violence began more than one and a half years ago. (Read more)
2. Abbas: I am ready to meet Netanyahu any time under patronage of President Trump - Jerusalem Post
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday made several significant statements in favor of a dialogue with Israel and a hastening of the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians in an official interview with Japanese newspaper Ashai Shimbun.
"I am ready to meet the prime minister of Israel any time in Washington under the patronage of President Trump," Abbas declared.
Looking ahead to his meeting with Trump in Washington, which is slated to take place on May 3, the PA president said that the purpose of the summit with the US president was "to continue our discussion on how to conclude a peace deal with the help of the US." (Read more)
3. Gazan sisters accused of smuggling explosives as cancer medicine - Times of Israel
Two sisters tried to smuggle explosives into Israel from Gaza using tubes labeled for medication, taking advantage of an entry permit issued for one of them to seek cancer treatment, Israeli officials said Wednesday.
The Shin Bet security service, which said it foiled the smuggling attempt at the Erez Crossing earlier in the day, accused the two of aiding terror activity at the behest of the Hamas terror group.
The explosives were "sent by Hamas and it is believed that they were meant to be used to carry out attacks in Israel in the near future," the Shin Bet said in a statement. (Read more)
4. PM's office slams Likud MKs for shouting match with bereaved parents - Times of Israel
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's office issued a stinging rebuke to two Likud lawmakers after they got into ugly arguments with the families of fallen soldiers at a Knesset meeting on Wednesday, Channel 2 reported.
Likud lawmakers David Bitan and Miki Zohar behaved in an "unnecessary" fashion and "harmed attempts" to involve bereaved parents in a public debate about the government's management of the 2014 Gaza war, a source in the Prime Minister's bureau told Channel 2.
The criticism followed unprecedented scenes earlier in the day at a special Knesset State Control Committee attended by Netanyahu to debate a damning state comptroller report, published February, which found serious failures by the military and government ahead of and during the 50-day conflict, known in Israel as Operation Protective Edge. (Read more)
5. UN to recruit Israeli doctors for peacekeeping missions - Jerusalem Post
In an effort to recruit field doctors to join its peacekeeping forces and missions around the world, the United Nations is taking a closer look at Israel.
Next month, a group of UN officials, led by UN Medical Director Jillann Farmer, will be visiting Israel to meet potential candidates for the positions.
The candidates need to have a medical degree, more than five years of experience and knowledge of English or French. Preferred medical specialties include emergency medicine, trauma specialists, pediatricians and psychiatrists.
According to Israel's Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, who is organizing the trip, Israel's security forces and medical first responders, who have experience working in disaster zones, provide a source of desirable human capital for such positions. (Read more)
6. US defense chief Mattis arrives in Cairo for Sissi meeting - The Times of Israel
CAIRO - US Secretary of Defense James Mattis arrived in Cairo Thursday on the latest leg of a regional tour, as ties with Egypt continue to warm under US President Donald Trump.
After touching down at Cairo airport, Mattis set off to meet President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi, who was hailed by Trump during a White House visit earlier this month.
Sissi's visit marked a shift in relations after Trump's predecessor Barack Obama had given the Egyptian leader the cold shoulder for staging the military overthrow of Islamist president Mohamed Morsi in 2013. (Read more)
The Daily Brief
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.
1. North Korea Threatens US With "Super-Mighty Preemptive Strike" - ZeroHedge
Whether China is right about North Korea conducting a nuclear test on April 25 remains to be seen, but for now Kim Jong-Un is content with merely escalating the verbal warfare and overnight North Korean state media warned the United States of a "super-mighty preemptive strike" following the latest round of comments by Rex Tillerson who said the United States was looking at ways to bring pressure to bear on North Korea over its nuclear programme.
The Rodong Sinmun, the official newspaper of the North's ruling Workers' Party, did not mince its words: "In the case of our super-mighty preemptive strike being launched, it will completely and immediately wipe out not only U.S. imperialists' invasion forces in South Korea and its surrounding areas but the U.S. mainland and reduce them to ashes" it said according to Reuters.
- Father, we lift up North Korea to You and pray for the de-escalation of this situation. We also pray the people of North Korea would be freed from the tyranny of their government.
- He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners; to proclaim the favorable year of the Lord and the day of vengeance of our God; (Isaiah 61:1b-2a)
2. Putin moving troops, equipment to Russian border with North Korea - The National Sentinel
Perhaps in anticipation of a conflict on the Korean peninsula, Russian President Vladimir Putin has ordered troops, armor and helicopters to reinforce the country's border with North Korea.
Britain's The Sun newspaper is reporting that footage shows a mass military mobilization in the region of Vladivostok, near Russia's 11-mile border with North Korea:
Video footage is said to show one of three trains loaded with military equipment moving towards the 11 mile-long land frontier between Russia and the repressive state. Another scene shows military helicopter appearing to move towards the North Korean border and maneuvers across rough terrain by army combat vehicles. Other reports suggest there have been military moves by road as well.
- Father, we pray for the situation in North Korea to be resolved peacefully, for all involved.
- Though a mighty army surrounds me, my heart will not be afraid. Even if I am attacked, I will remain confident. (Psalm 27:3)
3. Russia claims it can wipe out US Navy with single 'electronic bomb' - FoxNews
Russia has claimed it can disable the entire US Navy in one fell swoop using powerful electronic signal jamming. A news report from the country - where the media is essentially controlled by the state - said the technology could render planes, ships and missiles useless.
The newsreader says: "Today, our Russian Electronic Warfare (REW) troops can detect and neutralise any target from a ship's system and a radar, to a satellite."
The news report claims a single Russian war plane flew several times around American destroyer the USS Donald Cook in the Black Sea several years ago, disabling its systems and leaving it helpless.
The report also claims they are capable to creating electronic jamming domes over their bases that make them invisible on radar screens.
- Father, we pray our military would be prepared for this, and any other attack. Help us avoid the need for conflict through military superiority around the world.
- "All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame." (Psalm 6:10)
4. Venezuelans flood streets in big demonstration against Maduro government - The Washington Post
Anti-government protesters poured into the streets of Venezuela's capital and blocked its main highway Wednesday, but their march toward downtown Caracas was stopped by volleys of tear gas fired by riot police and national guard troops.
The march was by far the largest in a wave of protests this month, as opponents of President Nicolás Maduro have sought to increase pressure on his unpopular government. Dramatic images spread by social media showed protesters fleeing clouds of gas by scrambling down embankments into the city's badly polluted Guaire River.
In another video spread widely, a solitary protester stood in the path of an armored police vehicle, forcing it to back up, while canisters of tear gas fogged the streets around him. (Read more)
- Father God, the people of Venezuela have lived under the yoke of tyranny for far too long. We ask that You send forth Your angels to protect these citizens, and that a smooth shift in their government would follow. We ask this in Your name, amen.
- "Bless the Lord, you His angels, Mighty in strength, who perform His word, Obeying the voice of His word!" (Psalm 103:20)
5. Tillerson on Iran Deal: 'Another Example of Buying Off a Power Who Has Nuclear Ambitions . . . Someone Has to Deal With it Later' - CNS News
Sharply criticizing previous administrations' approaches to dealing with rogue regimes, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday described the Iran nuclear deal as "another example of buying off a power who has nuclear ambitions."
"We buy them off for a short period of time and then someone has to deal with it later," he told reporters at the State Department.
"We just don't see that that's a prudent way to be dealing with Iran, certainly not in the context of all of their other disruptive activities."
- Father, we pray for Secretary Tillerson and his staff at the State Department, to develop necessary policies and agreements to remove the Iranian threat from our nation, Israel, and others in the region.
- The wise are cautious and avoid danger; fools plunge ahead with reckless confidence. (Proverbs 14:16)
6. Breaking: Paris attack: 1 police officer killed, 2 seriously injured in shooting on Champs-Élysées; ISIS claims responsibility - Fox News
A police officer was killed and two others were seriously injured when a gunman opened fire late Thursday on the famed Champs-Élysées in Paris before he was shot dead, officials said. The Islamic State group quickly claimed responsibility for the attack.
French prosecutors have opened a terrorism investigation into the attack on the officers, which took place at 8:50 p.m. local time.
Paris Prosecutor Francois Molins said authorities have identified the 39-year-old gunman but did not name him publically. Officials are still assessing whether he had accomplices, he said.
Molins said the gunman used an assault rifle, and at least one location in the eastern Paris suburbs is being searched as officials work to learn more information about the attacker. (Read more)
- Father God, once again we lift up those who mourn tonight in Paris, that they might be comforted. We ask that You grant Your divine wisdom upon President Donald Trump as he continues to seek ways to destroy ISIS, in Your Name, amen.
- "Blessed are those that mourn, for they shall be comforted." (Matthew 5:4)
7. Heavily Armed Muslim Warns U.S. Public: "Be Terrified!" - WND
A Muslim man entered a private gathering of Christians in a hotel ballroom in South Dakota, started cursing and livestreaming video on Facebook of the event and then, after he was ushered out, displayed multiple firearms and issued statements the speakers say were a direct threat to their safety.
The man, wearing a t-shirt that said, "I'm American, I'm a Muslim, I open carry, I conceal carry, and I'm dangerous only if you're stupid," was approached by a security guard and told to leave.
Once back in his car, he brandished an arsenal of weapons, including two military-style rifles with loaded magazines and three handguns, and made several threats of "Be scared, be F-ing scared. Be terrified." Again, it was all livestreamed on Facebook while parked in the conference-center parking lot.
To the surprise of the conference organizers in Sioux Falls, after reviewing the videos, police chose not to charge the man with any crime. The state's attorney says he's still investigating but didn't see anything criminal in nature on the videos.
The Muslim man, Ehab Jaber, a self-described former resident of Saudi Arabia who works as a server at a local steakhouse in Sioux Falls, was questioned by police and the FBI following his bizarre behavior at the April 9 Christian Worldview conference. And now two of the speakers at the event are saying if the security guard had not noticed Jaber's strange activity and escorted him out, something "bad" could have happened to roughly 500 Christians, including women, children and at least two state legislators who were in attendance.
- Father, we pray for this man, Ehab Jaber, to experience Jesus as his savior. We also pray the slander and incitement from the Southern Poverty Law Center towards Christian organizations would end.
- You shall not go about as a slanderer among your people, and you are not to act against the life of your neighbor; I am the Lord. (Leviticus 19:16)
8. U.S. Green Party goes all in for Islam - WND
The U.S. Green Party has put out a briefing paper for party activists instructing them to work with the Council on American-Islamic Relations and other Islamists in fighting "Islamophobia" and "oppression in all its forms." According to the document, "Islamophobia" is a "contrived fear or prejudice fomented by the existing Eurocentric and Orientalist global power structure" and should be treated as a type of racism.
The fact that Islam is a religion/political ideology and not a race seems not to stand in the way of the Green Party's burgeoning alliance with Islam, says Robert Spencer, author of the Jihad Watch blog and several best-selling books about Islam.
The Green Party, like other left-of-center parties and movements, is willing to put aside its more secular worldview and adopt Islamic groups because their shared interests trump their differences, Spencer said. (Read more)
- Father, we pray for those who have influence in the Green Party to question this alliance. We pray they would come to understand they are being used to further Islam's goals.
- "The wisdom of the prudent is to give thought to their ways, but the folly of fools is deception." (Proverbs 14:8)
9. Chaffetz decision stuns Washington - The Hill
Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) shocked Washington on Wednesday by announcing he is leaving Congress after his term ends.
Chaffetz, the chairman of the House Oversight Committee, kept the surprise decision under wraps, offering no hints that he planned to cut short his tenure leading the panel.
Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wasn't told of Chaffetz's decision until Tuesday evening, according to an aide, and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus only got a heads-up from the chairman on Wednesday morning.
- Father, we pray our military would be prepared for this threat, and any other attack. Help us avoid the need for conflict through military superiority around the world.
- All my enemies will be overwhelmed with shame and anguish; they will turn back and suddenly be put to shame. (Psalm 6:10)
10. Chuck Grassley expects Supreme Court resignation 'this summer' - Fox News
Mere days after Justice Neil Gorsuch was seated on the Supreme Court, restoring the panel to full strength, a top Senate Republican said the court could soon be down a member once again - in turn giving President Trump another big appointment.
"I would expect a resignation this summer," Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, told Iowa's Muscatine Journal. Grassley, R-Iowa, said there was a "rumored" retirement in the offing, though he wouldn't disclose which justice was considering stepping down.
Grassley's comments echo those made in February by fellow Judiciary Committee member and former Supreme Court litigator Sen. Ted Cruz. "I think we'll have another Supreme Court vacancy this summer," said Cruz, R-Texas. "If that happens, as much as the left is crazy now, they will go full Armageddon meltdown." (Read more)
- Father God, it is written that You set up kings and set them down. Lord, we believe that this biblical principle also applies to Supreme Court Justices. We lift this critical matter before Your Throne of Grace, and we leave this matter in Your hands, in Your name, amen.
- "For the Lord is our judge,
The Lord is our lawgiver,
The Lord is our king;
He will save us-" (Isaiah 33:22)
11. GOP under pressure as tax reform deadline slips - The Hill
With the deadline for tax reform slipping, some prominent conservatives are pressing President Trump and congressional Republicans to change course. Trump and the GOP have been pushing forward with efforts to make tax changes to both the individual and corporate tax systems in a single bill, with a goal of enacting them by August.
But the late summer target looks increasingly unlikely, with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin admitting this week that the timeline has become "highly aggressive to not realistic."
With Republicans desperate to notch a big legislative win under Trump, several voices in the conservative world are pushing for a new approach. (Read more)
- Father, we pray tax reform will quickly lighten the burden of government and improve the lives of the people. Give the administration and lawmakers wisdom as they move forward.
- "For you will break the yoke of their slavery and lift the heavy burden from their shoulders." (Isaiah 9:4a)
The Daily Jot
Thursday, April 20, 2017
Media bias undermining Trump presidency
In an era where there is news 24-7, thousands of news stories are covered every day from all around the world. That's a lot of news to process. That's a lot to think about as you are trying to discern how the world is going. But there is one thing for certain: the news media is no longer trustworthy to provide unbiased news coverage. Even the news that is said to be unbiased has its own bias. Reporters no longer, or very rarely, report the news, but insert their opinions on what the news event means. President Donald Trump he has largely done what he said he would do if elected but has barely hit the 50% approval rating according to Rasmussen polling. The media, shaping public opinion, may be the logical answer as to why.
The Media Research Center (MRC), a media watchdog, conducted a survey of the news stories about the President on ABC, CBS and NBC's evening news from January 20 through April 9, the first 80 days of Trump's Administration. MRC analyzed 869 stories accounting for 1,900 minutes of total network airtime devoted to the Trump Administration. Five topics-the temporary travel ban, Russian election investigation, socialist health care replacement, increased immigration enforcement, and the ex "president" wire tap claims-all characterized Trump and his administration between 93-to-99.5% negative. Of 1,687 comments about Trump, excluding partisans, 89% were negative.
A similar analysis of the ex "president's" first 100 days of news coverage revealed that the news media characterized that presidency and Administration as 58-to-82% positive on the key topics of the trillion dollar stimulus package, intervention in the housing market, use of tax payer money to fund embryo-destroying stem cell research, and the action to support global warming. These are all socialistic and politically charged issues that apparently agree with the personal beliefs of the media reporters and leftists who own the media conglomerates. A 2014 study by Indiana University and quoted by the New York Times indicated that only 7% of journalists identified as Republicans. In 2015 over 30 "journalists" left their jobs to work for the previous "president's" Administration, and many "journalists" had spouses that worked there.
When the free press becomes exclusive of its belief system and political views, it no longer represents a free press. It becomes a voice for that belief system and a propaganda arm of those running that system. This has happened in America. The socialist revolutionary minions are trying to overthrow America and the media is helping them do it. We should not be influenced by these evildoers. As Solomon prayed in 1 Kings 3:9 saying, "Give therefore your servant an understanding heart to judge your people, that I may discern between good and bad," so should we seek such wisdom and discernment to judge truth from lies. As you should know, the truth can be found, but you have to seek after it.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
President Trump and Easter Sunday
Yes, Trump Goes To Church. He Goes To My Church. Here's What Happens When The President Sits Next To You
There are many conflicting media reports about President Trump and his relationship with the Christian faith, the church, and religion as a whole. As a resident of the President's beloved Palm Beach community, a place where we have grown accustomed to seeing the 'real' Donald, I can tell you the President does attend church.
In fact, he attends my church.
I sat across from the President on Easter Sunday. I've worshiped with Trump and his family multiple times in our little stone sanctuary over the last 15 years I've been a parishioner. Here are some things I would like to set straight about attending church with President Trump.
So it was no surprise to members of our community church when President Trump casually walked into Easter service. I have attended church with Trump five times, including last Easter when he was a GOP presidential candidate. Donald was married at my church. His son Barron was christened at my church. Melania posts photos of my church, saying it is where she and Donald "celebrate and pray."
However, when Donald came to worship this Easter Sunday, things were different.
This was the first time Donald Trump attended as President.
Here are some ways your church service changes when the most powerful man in the world attends. . . .
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.
(LOW IN THE GRAVE HE LAY)
"You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid Him." (Mark 16:6)
Low in the grave He lay, Jesus my Savior,
Waiting the coming day, Jesus my Lord!
Up from the grave He arose,
With a mighty triumph o'er His foes,
He arose a Victor from the dark domain,
And He lives forever, with His saints to reign.
He arose! He arose!
Hallelujah! Christ arose!
Vainly they watch His bed, Jesus my Savior;
Vainly they seal the dead, Jesus my Lord!
Death cannot keep its Prey, Jesus my Savior;
He tore the bars away, Jesus my Lord!
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Signs and Wonders
Space debris problem getting worse, say scientists
Paris (AFP) - Scientists sounded the alarm Tuesday over the problems posed to space missions from orbital junk -- the accumulating debris from mankind's six-decade exploration of the cosmos.
In less than a quarter of a century, the number of orbiting fragments large enough to destroy a spacecraft has more than doubled, a conference in Germany heard.
And the estimated tally of tiny objects -- which can harm or degrade spacecraft in the event of a collision, and are hard to track -- is now around 150 million.
"We are very much concerned," said Rolf Densing, director of operations at the European Space Agency (ESA), pleading for a worldwide effort to tackle the mess.
"This problem can only be solved globally."
Travelling at up to 28,000 kilometres (17,500 miles) per hour, even a minute object impacts with enough energy to damage the surface of a satellite or manned spacecraft. (Yahoo News) 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
Wow! Israel Develops "Membranes" That Remove Viruses From Drinking Water That Cause Host of Illnesses
(Israel) - Researchers from Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have developed novel ultrafiltration membranes that significantly improve the virus-removal process from treated municipal wastewater used for drinking in water-scarce cities.
Current membrane filtration methods require intensive energy to adequately remove pathogenic viruses without using chemicals like chlorine, which can contaminate the water with disinfection byproducts . . .
"This is an urgent matter of public safety," the researchers say. "Insufficient removal of human Adenovirus in municipal wastewater, for example, has been detected as a contaminant in U.S. drinking water sources, including the Great Lakes and worldwide."
The norovirus, which can cause nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, is the most common cause of viral gastroenteritis in humans, and is estimated to be the second leading cause of gastroenteritis-associated mortality. Human adenoviruses can cause a wide range of illnesses that include the common cold, sore throat (pharyngitis), bronchitis, pneumonia, diarrhea, pink eye (conjunctivitis), fever, bladder inflammation or infection (cystitis), inflammation of the stomach and intestines (gastroenteritis), and neurological disease.
"Great Are You Lord" - All Sons and Daughters
The Bible Readathon
Our Bible Readathon Continues
"Thy Word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path." (Psalm 119:105)
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