Wednesday, October 28, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - October 28, 2009

In This Issue
In This Issue
The Daily Brief
The Middle East in Focus
The Daily Jot
Four Praise Reports!
Update: "Public Option"
In Afghanistan . . .
Update - Climate Treaty
More News from Israel
The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, October 28, 2009

"I know that my Redeemer lives, and that in the end he will stand upon the earth." (Job 19:25)

The Daily Brief

1. Carnage in Pakistan - AP

Hillary Clinton vows U.S. support for Pakistan as car bomb strikes a busy market, killing at least 100. More than 200 people were wounded in the blast in the main northwestern city of Peshawar, the deadliest in a surge of attacks by suspected insurgents this month. The government blamed militants seeking to avenge an army offensive launched this month against Al Qaeda and Taliban in their stronghold close to the Afghan border.

- Father, we ask that You surround all the Taliban and their allies with the warrior angels of God and strike down their fierceness with a blow from Your hand. Disarm them God, weaken their fury, bring them down under the mighty presence of the Lord and show them Your power. Let them get a glimpse of who You really are and may they bow their knee to the omniscient God who has infinite awareness of their evil deeds. Bring them face to face with the result of what they will have in the end. We ask for peace for the nation Pakistan.

- "Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm." (Proverbs 12:7)

2. Afghan Police: 7 Dead In Attack On UN In Kabul - AP

KABUL -- Gunmen attacked a guest house used by U.N. staff in the Afghan capital of Kabul early Wednesday, killing at least eleven people including five U.N. staff, officials said. A Taliban spokesman claimed responsibility, saying it was meant as an assault on the upcoming presidential election. Heavy gunfire reverberated through the streets shortly after dawn and a large plume of smoke rose over the city following the attack in the Shar-e-Naw district. Kabul police chief Abdul Rahman said seven people were killed, including some attackers.

Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid claimed responsibility for the attack in a telephone call to The Associated Press, saying three militants with suicide vests, grenades and machine guns carried out the assault. He said three days ago the Taliban issued a statement threatening anyone working on the Nov. 7 runoff election between President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abbdullah. "This is our first attack."

- Father, we break the spirit of death and violence off the country of Afghanistan by the power of the blood of Jesus. Pull out and cast down this evil spirit. Cover and cleanse the land with the blood of Jesus. And Lord, protect President Hamid Karzai and Abdullah Abbdullah, and everyone who will be voting in this election. Let there be a fair election and put the man of Your choice in as their next president. In Jesus Name, amen.

- "As righteousness tends to life; so he that pursues evil pursues it to his own death. They that are of a froward heart are abomination to the Lord: but such as are upright in their way are His delight. Though hand join in hand, the wicked shall not be unpunished, but the seed of the righteous shall be delivered." (Proverbs 11:19-21)

3. Pelosi: Health care 'public option' needs new name - AP

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says a government- sponsored public option for health care lives. But it may be going by a different name.

- God, let no deception surrounding this health care bill be hidden. Expose all the works of wickedness and evil associated with this bill. Just as there have been hidden bills within another bill, we declare by the power of God that this health care issue will be cast down under the feet of God. In Jesus Name, amen.

- "Should you help the ungodly, and love them that hate the Lord." (II Chronicles 19:2)

4. Barney Frank: "We Are Trying On Every Front To Increase The Role Of Government" - Real Clear Politics

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) says Democrats are "trying on every front to increase the role of government."

- Father, deliver the United States of America from a Socialistic government, where the people are brought under the bondage of a controlling leadership. Bring to naught anything that does not agree with the Word of God. We declare that the people who know their God will do great exploits and deliver our country out of the hands of a wicked and perverse government.

- "The Lord is known by the judgment which He executes: but the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. "Arise, O Lord; let not man prevail: let the heathen be judged in Your sight. Put them in fear, O Lord: that the nations may know themselves to be but men." (Psalm 9:16,19-20)

5. UN Investigator Probes US Housing Crisis - Democracy Now

A United Nations investigator has opened a probe into the US housing crisis. Raquel Rolnik, the UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing, will investigate issues including public housing, homelessness and foreclosures. On Thursday, Rolnik held a public meeting with housing activists in New York. UN Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing Raquel Rolnik: If we take housing as a human right, you have to go back to the idea that housing is a social issue before and more priority than housing as a commodity, as a financial asset.

As part of her inquiry Rolnik is expected to visit at least six other cities and towns, including Chicago, Los Angeles and New Orleans. (Hear more)

- Father, in Your holy wisdom and understanding You see right to the core of the latent intentions of the UN's investigation into our housing situation. God we ask that You hold them back from plundering our places of residence. Pull back and stretch out Your hands of restraint and say to the UN and all other governmental bodies, "Enough is enough. No more can you rob My people." May they be withdrawn from this plight and restrict them from taking homes from those who own them and do what is right by drawing up other plans to provide for the homeless. In Jesus Name, amen.

- "You, God, prevail forever against them, and they pass: You change their countenance and sent them away." (Job 14:20)

6. Backlash Builds Over Obama's War Against Fox - NewsMax

President Obama's decision to employ bare-knuckled Chicago tactics in his street fight with Fox News has provoked a growing backlash from across the political spectrum that, left unchecked, could complicate his larger agenda, experts warn.

- Father, from this time forth we declare that it is God who is in control of this matter and it is God who will work all things after the counsel of His own will to strengthen the position of that which will be advantageous for the people of the United States. In Jesus Name, amen.

- "Even so the tongue is a little member, and boasts great things. Behold, how great a matter a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell." (James 3:5-6)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Swallow up, O Lord, and divide their tongues; for I have seen violence and fighting in the city." (Psalms 55:9)

1. Palestinian envoy urges UN action after Jerusalem clashes - AFP

The Palestinian envoy to the United Nations accused Israel on Monday of "illegal and aggressive" actions in occupied East Jerusalem and urged the Security Council to take urgent action after recent clashes.

2. None hurt as Katyusha hits Upper Galilee - Jerusalem Post

A Katyusha rocket fired from southern Lebanon struck the Upper Galilee on Tuesday evening, causing a deafening explosion and setting a field on fire, but failing to cause casualties or significant damage.

- Father God, we thank You that You have forestalled the enemy and from heaven You directed their rocket's landing by Your all-seeing eyes so that no harm would come to Israel. By Your guidance there was no damage. In Jesus Name, amen.

- "O God, You are terrible out of Your holy places: the God of Israel is He that gives strength and power unto His people. Blessed be God." (Psalm 68:35)

3. Clinton to visit Israel on Saturday evening - Ynet News

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will arrive in Israel on Saturday night and meet with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday in order to further the political process with the Palestinians, Ynet learned on Tuesday.

4. Ahmadinejad: 'Zionist regime a threat to all nations' - Jerusalem Post

"The Zionist regime is a threat to all nations ... it cannot tolerate the existence of any strong country in the region," said Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Tuesday, according to Teheran news agency Press TV.

The Daily Jot

Discerning the Truth Behind The National Emergency

The man who occupies the Oval Office has issued a statement that what he calls the "2009 H1N1 pandemic" constitutes a national emergency. His declaration, issued on Friday, October 23, temporarily waives "certain standard Federal requirements to enable US health care facilities to implement emergency operations plans" and allows the Secretary of Health and Human Services to modify certain requirements of Medicare, Medicaid, and State Children's Health Insurance programs. These modifications must be submitted to Congress in writing before they are implemented. While this administration has often trampled the Constitution, this seems more of a scare tactic.

Christians, conspiracy theorists and others are saying that this national emergency declaration is the lynchpin in the socialists' plan to declare martial law in America, shut down the media and ration the food supply while rounding up everyone that disagrees with the Administration and putting them in FEMA concentration camps. In reading the National Emergencies Act and the sections cited by the White House pertaining to the declared emergency, I cannot in my heart of hearts recommend that the current Administration is trying to institute martial law or officially suspend the Constitution with this particular action. Maybe using it for socialized medicine, but not to takeover and rule--at least not yet.

Many have cited several Executive Orders instituted by President John F. Kennedy that declared in the case of a national emergency the US government would take certain measures on telecommunications, agriculture and the military. Kennedy was concerned about a nuclear strike from the Soviets or from Cuba. None of the measures he signed state anything about taking complete government control of the news media, instituting total martial law with the military or rationing food as is in the claims in these emails. Yes, this current Administration and the Bush Administration have done more to undermine the Constitution than any presidencies since FDR, but let us be truthful about what is being done.

As Christians, we have the responsibility to tell the truth. And using scare tactics and passing around erroneous, misinterpreted and outright false assumptions only serves to lesson our credibility when we do try to warn the public. Let us be careful, therefore, not to unduly alarm, but to provide understanding and discernment. The Lord says of the priests of his people in the new temple in Ezekiel 44:23, "And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean." Let us, the keepers of God's word, endeavor to accept this charge.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Four Praise Reports!

Senate Support for Reid's Bill Waning

Four Praise Reports!!

[These reports, with links to original sources, were sent to us by Mark Williamson, Federal Intercessors.]

- Continue to pray without ceasing for the collapse of Obamacare in its present form. Amen.

- "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much." (James 5:16)

Praise Report: Leiberman to back filibuster of Reid's Health Care debacle!!! (Go here)

Praise Report: Snowe says she will not support Reid's Bill. (Go here)

Praise Report: Dem. Blanche Lincoln says "public option a non-starter." (Go here)

In the House:

Praise Report: Bart Stupak still fighting to remove tax-payer funded abortion from the Health Care Bill. (Go here)

- Final comment from Mark Williamson:

Continue to pray for this bill to utterly, completely, thoroughly, and permanently die the death it deserves!!!

[If you would like to be added to Mark's list, please email]

Update: "Public Option"

Public Option: Trick or Liberal Treat?

When Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) announced yesterday that he was reviving the government takeover option, people on both sides of the aisle were left wondering-- what's the Majority Leader up to? Ben Pershing of the Washington Post has a few theories. The decision was either: about his home state of Nevada, where a government takeover has been pushed by liberal groups within the state; it's a trick meant to satisfy the far Left; or it's about the moderate Democrats who will be pressured to choose between their constituents and the leadership.

Any way he slices it, Sen. Reid is just short of the 60 votes he needs to pass the plan. Not only would it require a small miracle to overcome the objections of his own party (Sens. Blanche Lincoln (Ark.), Mary Landrieu (La.), and Ben Nelson (Nebr.) are opposed and today Senator Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) threatened to filibuster), but adding the government takeover option could crush the administration's hope for a bipartisan bill.

Of course, the irony is that Congress is already enjoying its own opt-out, since it refuses to participate in whatever plan passes. None of the leaders who vote for this watered down coverage are obliged to enroll in it. Instead Members will force taxpayers into rationed care while they kick back with VIP benefits that most Americans can only dream of.

In Afghanistan . . .

President Dithers While Troops Die

Eleven American troops and three U.S. civilians were killed in Afghanistan Monday in tragic incidents. In one case, our forces won a firefight with Taliban thugs only to perish when their helicopter later crashed. As I write this, there is breaking news of eight more U.S. casualties after bomb attacks in southern Afghanistan. In a speech yesterday at the Jacksonville Naval Air Station in Florida, President Obama defended his delay in deciding whether to send reinforcements to Afghanistan. He told the audience, "I will never rush the solemn decision of sending you into harm's way. I won't risk your lives unless it is absolutely necessary."

That sounds good except for one little detail. He has already sent troops into harm's way in Afghanistan. They are there now in larger numbers with their officers because Barack Obama sent them. This was the "necessary war" that Obama said he supported during the campaign, in contrast to the unnecessary "bad war" in Iraq, which was "Bush's war." Those soldiers and Marines are dying now while their officers continue to beg the president for reinforcements.

In 2008, candidate Obama was a tough guy. In the presidential debate on October 7th, Obama said if he was elected, "We will kill bin Laden. We will crush Al Qaeda. That has to be our biggest national security priority." I don't remember the last time Obama mentioned Osama. Neither do I hear much talk about Afghanistan being the "good war" that we have to win.

In fact, the president said in an interview on ABC that he was uncomfortable with the concept of "victory" in Afghanistan. I would wager he is not as uncomfortable as the Marines, special ops troops, soldiers, airmen and others who are putting everything on the line daily while the Obama Administration makes excuses for its failure to make decisions.

I hope the rumor going around Washington is not true - that Obama doesn't want to send more troops before November 3rd because that would so outrage his leftwing base that it may not show up to vote in the important elections in Virginia, New Jersey and New York. The lives of our men and women in uniform are more important than politics.

The clock keeps ticking while the president keeps meeting and golfing. President Bush stopped playing golf when the wars began because he said it sent the "wrong signal." Obama played golf for the 24th time of his presidency last weekend - hitting a mark that took Bush nearly three years to reach. Every White House sends signals, and the signal the enemies of America are getting from this White House is one of vacillation and weakness. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Oct. 27, 2009)

Update - Climate Treaty

UN signals delay in climate change treaty

The United Nations is apparently lowering its expectations about reaching a climate change agreement during an international conference in December.

The director of the secretary-general's Climate Change Support Team cites the lack of U.S. climate legislation, lack of carbon reduction targets from industrialized nations and lack of funding for developing nations. Janos Pasztor says that all makes it hard to say "how far the conference will be able to go."

Pasztor indicated that Copenhagen most likely won't produce a treaty, but instead will push governments as far as they can go on the content of an agreement.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has made a new climate treaty his top priority to replace the expiring Kyoto Protocol, which only requires 37 industrialized nations to cut emissions. (AP; One News Now)

- Continue to make the absolute demise of this wicked treaty the absolute top priority on your own list of prayer requests from now through December. Regardless of any reports that may come out of Copenhagen, we cannot relent in creating the pressure needed in the spirit to see this man-made initiative, leading us into a one-world government, COLLAPSE.

- "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds . . " (2 Corin. 10:4)

More News from Israel


Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's intention to visit Washington for the annual UJC General Assembly has surprised many on Capitol Hill and was apparently not coordinated with the Obama administration.

The Obama administration has not yet responded to questions of whether a meeting with Netanyahu was forthcoming due to their surprise over the unscheduled visit. On the other hand, failure to invite Netanyahu to the White House may be perceived as a diplomatic crisis.

Sources in Jerusalem say Netanyahu did indeed decide to attend the GA without first consulting President Barack Obama, but that since the latter would also be present at the event the two may meet in any case.

The sources say a summit between the two leaders would be superfluous at this point in the peace process, and for this reason an official meeting has not been scheduled.

An official statement regarding Netanyahu's visit is scheduled to be published soon in the US, and an unofficial oral announcement has already been given by the Jewish Federations' leaders. The prime minister's visit is scheduled to take place on November 8-10. (Ynet)

- Praise the Lord for P.M. Netanyahu's courage to come to Washington without Obama's express invitation. Pray for Netanyahu's continued statesmanship and strength in whatever he undertakes for Israel. Pray for his protection.

- "Yet I have chosen Jerusalem, that My name may be there; and I have chosen David [Netanyahu] to be over My people Israel." ('2 Chronicles 6:6)

Original source:,2506,L-3794775,00.html

The Good News Corner

Prime-Time Television Goes Pro-Life

A recent episode of the NBC drama Law & Order focuses on the issue of abortion, even going into graphic detail about the horrific procedure.

For more information on this episode, as well as other shifts now evident in prime-time programming, go here.

(Focus on the Family; Citizen Link)