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CHPP Daily Brief - May 20, 2009

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, May 20, 2009

"Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God." (Psalm 20:7)

Today's Daily Brief

1. Steele Says Republican Party Has 'Turned the Corner' -

Republican Party Chairman Michael Steele on Tuesday hailed the beginning of a Republican "renaissance," calling on the GOP to stop apologizing for itself and focus on winning. Steele delivered a speech on the future of the party to state GOP chairmen gathering outside Washington for a special meeting Wednesday of the Republican National Committee. But Steele steered away from addressing the lingering internal conflicts that could hinder his call for party unity.

• Offer much praise to the Lord that the RNC is finally taking the gloves off to do it's job for the nation. Praise God that the veil of deception and the spirit of delusion is beginning to lift! Keep praying! Thank God for restoring the United States of America back to who we are and continue to intercede for the weeding out process of conflicting issues so our leaders can remain focused on moving forward as we have indeed 'turned the corner", in Jesus name.

"On that day I will raise up The tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, And repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, And rebuild it as in the days of old. (Amos 9:11)

2. Obama, Netanyahu at odds over Iran, talks - The Washington Times

President Obama on Monday said Iran must show progress by the end of this year toward curbing its nuclear program, during a meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House that revealed stark disagreement and some tension between the two charismatic leaders.

During one of the most high-stakes meetings of Mr. Obama's young presidency, he and the recently elected Israeli leader did their best to portray a united front on the issues of confronting Iran's nuclear ambitions and of Middle East peace talks.

But it was clear from their public statements that the two men, whose private one-on-one meeting went 30 minutes beyond the hour scheduled and was described by one high-ranking White House official as "warm" and "intense", were engaged in a push and pull over Washington's desire for more movement from Jerusalem towards peace negotiations, and Jerusalem's demand that Washington ensure that Iran be stopped from obtaining nuclear weapons.

• Father, Prime Minister Netanyahu has made it clear that his intent to engage in the peace process is predicated on a number of actions by the Palestinians, as well as by the United States, as it relates to Iran. Pray that the eyes and ears of Mr. Obama would be opened and receptive to this and that global tension, schemes and agendas with undo pressure concerning Israel would take a back seat to her need and right to protection and sovereignty. In this extremely difficult and dangerous time for Israel, intercede for God's ultimate and perfect plan of blessing, and covenant with His people to be served on all fronts. One day all nations will recognize the Lord of Glory as their Desire. As He has already paid the price and as He presses in to apprehend all that belongs to Him, ask for nothing less than God's costly, perfect will to come together now.

According to the word that I covenanted with you when you came out of Egypt, so My Spirit remains among you; do not fear!' "For thus says the Lord of hosts: 'Once more (it is a little while) I will shake heaven and earth, the sea and dry land; 7)and I will shake all nations, and they shall come to the Desire of All Nations, and I will fill this temple with glory,' says the Lord of hosts. (Haggai 2:5-7)

3. Democrats concede on Guantanamo Bay - Cross Action News

In a clear setback for President Barack Obama, Senate Democrats moved Tuesday to both wipe out $80 million in new funding for the closing of Guantanamo detention facility and bar the administration from moving prisoners to U.S. soil until there is a more detailed plan provided to lawmakers.

Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Daniel Inouye (D-Hawaii) confirmed the decision, which follows intense pressure from Republicans going into debate over a $91.3 billion wartime spending bill expected to come to the floor late Tuesday.

• Oh Father, we thank and praise You that You alone are a stronghold for the American people! Continue to pray that lawmakers would challenge and pressure this administration to do that which is strong and stringent when it comes to dealing with terrorists. Pray that these prisoners will never wind up on our soil at our own doing. Intercede for leaders who stood and will continue to stand against the unspeakable and costly notion that this was somehow a good idea. Pray that Mr. Obama will back off of this pricey, horrific, and senseless conception.

Do not devise evil against your neighbor, For he dwells by you for safety's sake. (Proverbs 3:29)

4. State Department.: Iran Missile Test a Step in 'Wrong Direction' -

The U.S. State Department said Iran "keeps going in the wrong direction" and urged it to "halt" its development of nuclear and missile programs after the country launched a long-range missile Wednesday -- capable of hitting Israel and other targets in the Middle East.

"Both we, the United States, and the entire international community have long expressed our serious concerns concerning Iran's missile development efforts," State Department spokesman Ian Kelly said Wednesday.

"In U.N. Security Council Resolution 1737, the Security Council expressed the determination to constrain Iran's development of sensitive technologies in support of its nuclear and missile programs, and prohibited states from transferring specified goods and providing other assistance to Iran related to the development of nuclear weapons delivery systems, including ballistic missiles," Kelly said.

• Please pray that as rogue nations become emboldened to test our resolve, the US will meet them with the only logical answer, "Not on our watch!", and that we will first and foremost keep our commitment to Israel. As CIA Director Leon Panetta has called Iran a "destabilizing force in the Middle East", ask the Father to give our Intelligence His wisdom and the guidance with which to assess Iran's intentions. Pray that we act quickly on Israel's behalf as PM Netanyahu has pressed Obama to step up pressure on Tehran when the two met in Washington on Monday. Decree in the spirit that no weapon formed against Israel will harm her and that Iran will be caught in it's own trap.

It is an abomination for kings to commit wickedness, for a throne is established by righteousness. (Proverbs 16:12)

5. U.S. Courts Should 'Download' International Law into Domestic Law, Obama Nominee Says - Cross Action News

Harold Koh, nominated by President Barack Obama to be the State Department's top legal adviser, once argued that U.S. federal court judges - including the Supreme Court - are the "critical link" between international and domestic law and play a critical role in bringing international norms into force as domestic law.

Koh, currently dean of the Yale Law School, explained that his concept of "transnationalism" was the "downloading" of international laws and customs into domestic law, whether through the legislative process or through federal courts' use of international law in interpreting the Constitution of the United States.

• Father, with more audacity than Americans can stomach, Mr. Koh is now even dividing the U.S. Supreme Court into "transnationalist" and "nationalist" camps, saying that unlike the transnationalists, the court's nationalist justices favored "yesterday's issues" such as federalism, abortion, and religion. Intercede that this kind of arrogant global thinking will not be allowed to bleed into what our forefathers fought and died for, sovereignty and freedom for the people of the United States of America. Catch this in prayer early, before the Father's throne, as this would harm and reformat our country in ways which our framers have not only protected us from, but have warned us about.

I know this, that after my departing shall grievous wolves enter in among you, not sparing the flock. Also of your own selves shall men arise, speaking perverse things, to draw away disciples after them. Therefore watch, and remember, that by the space of three years I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears. (Acts 20:29-30)

6. Over Thousand Muslim Clerics Watch Gospel Film In Syria (Investigation) - Worthy News

A film about the life of the biblical Apostle Paul, which "clearly reflects the Gospel," has been watched in Syria by over a thousand Muslim clerics and politicians, including a government minister, organizers said. The 77-minutes movie, described as "a tool for evangelism", was shown March 13 in an Opera theater of Syria's capital Damascus, revealed Worthy News' Netherlands-based news partner.

In comments, monitored by Worthy News Monday, May 18, organizers said the film was produced by Syrian Protestant Christians in close cooperation with mission group Agapè and Campus Crusade for Christ, one of the world's largest evangelism movements. Some 1135 people, most of them Muslim clerics and politicians, including a minister of Culture, as well as some journalists, watched the March premiere in Damascus, confirmed film adviser Joel Rosenberg, who is also an author of romantic best sellers about the world's last days.

• Give praise to our God for His Word is going forth into all the world as He has said it should. As Mr. Rosenberg has said that those who watched were enthusiastic and some even rejoiced, pray that God's Word will not return void, but will prosper where He sends it. Thank God for men and women who are advancing the kingdom and doing His will in the earth, that they remain resolved and strong to complete His work. Ask for intercessors, laborers and teachers to mentor and uphold the work of the spirit and the soundness of the faith as God continues to touch the hearts of men in mighty ways, in Jesus name.

"Therefore let it be known to you that the salvation of God has been sent to the Gentiles, and they will hear it!" (Acts 28:28)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:

"Forever, O LORD, Your Word is settled in heaven." (Psalm 119:89)

1. Netanyahu: US to present new plan - Jerusalem Post

Following his highly-anticipated meeting with US President Barack Obama at the White House, and after a 30-minute press conference, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu gave a special briefing to Israeli reporters late Monday night, and told them that the president planned to formulate a new Middle East peace initiative which would be presented soon.

2. Clinton: Palestinians deserve 'viable state' - Ynet News

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made clear on Tuesday that President Barack Obama's administration expects not only Israel and the Palestinians to uphold their commitments, but also Arab nations and other countries.

3. IAF strikes in Gaza following Qassam attack - Ynet News

Hours after a Qassam rocket disrupted the tense calm in Sderot and the neighboring Gaza-vicinity communities, the IAF launched a strike in the southern Gaza Strip.

Good News Corner

Jeff Jansen Rebukes a Tornado on Good Friday

On Good Friday, April 10, 2009, an EF-4 tornado emerged on the outskirts of Murfreesboro, Tennessee. The intensity of an EF-4 has devastating damage with winds up to 166 to 200 mph, and brings complete destruction of well-built residences, large sections of school buildings. As it began to sweep through Jeff's ministry's side of town, the tornado ripped to shreds anything that stood in its way.

Jeff Jansen, founder of Global Fire Ministries, stood outside the office with a few of his staff who had a video camera in hand. When the tornado appeared in the distance, many people in the community ran for cover-the tornado was heading directly for us! Jeff rebuked the tornado and immediately it dissipated. As it lifted, it only took moments before it was directly over the office. The fierce wind blew for minutes-except for the several seconds when we were directly in the eye of the storm. Before exiting Murfreesboro, it touched down again on the other side of town causing more damage.

Despite all the destruction the tornado caused, many buildings, families, and lives were spared because of the Power of the Spoken Word.

As Spirit-filled sons and daughters of the Kingdom, we have authority over the elements (wind) like Jesus demonstrated when He walked the earth. This is an example of the authority that we possess as the offspring of God.

Jeff Jansen

Global Fire Ministries