Thursday, October 29, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - October 29, 2009

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• White House Hate Crimes Reception
• Health Care Update
• Winning Marriage Back
• Israel's Youth is Arising!
• The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, October 29, 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. Men, Women No Longer Needed to Make Babies?- Reuters

U.S. researchers have found a way to coax human embryonic stem cells to turn into the types of cells that make eggs and sperm, shedding light on a stage of early human development that has not been fully understood.

- Lord, we repent for those who constantly attempt to play God in their scientific experimentation. We pray for Your mercy over these people, and a revelation of Yourself to them. We pray against the use of the unborn as guinea pigs in these experiments.

- "The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; pride and arrogance and the evil way" (Proverbs 8:13)

2. DNC Uses Flag desecration Video To Raise Funds - Fox News

A Democratic fundraising video on President Obama's political Web site shows an American flag mural being covered in graffiti and desecrated with slogans about health care reform.

As a heart monitor beeps ominously in the background, a graffiti artist paints over the Stars and Stripes with phrases criticizing opposition to the Democratic legislation, including "profit over life" and the crossed-out words "death panel." The whole flag is eventually smeared with paint and blacked out.

- Father, as the lack of respect and honor for our nation and for You continues to spiral downward, we pray that Your people would rise up and stand against this flood of deception.

-"When the enemy comes in like a flood, the Spirit of the Lord will lift up a standard against him." (Isaiah 59:19)

3. Pelosi Unveils HealthCare Bill with Government Run Insurance Option - Fox News

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled a retooled health care overhaul plan Thursday intended to bridge differences among Democrats and open a history-making floor debate on extending health insurance to nearly all Americans.

Speaking on the West Front of the Capitol surrounded by Democratic lawmakers, Pelosi, D-Calif., said the House's version of a health care reform bill will include a government-run insurance option and extend coverage to 36 million uninsured Americans. She said the bill will lower patient costs and reduce the national deficit.

- Lord, may Your truth prevail against this "new" plan with a "new name." Let no deceiving strategy confound our Congress with regard to socializing medical care.

- "The words of his mouth are wickedness and deceit; he has ceased to be wise and to do good." (Psalm 36:3)

4. Economy Expands 3.5 Percent in Third Quarter, Biggest Growth in 2 Years - Fox News

The much-awaited turnaround ended the streak of four straight quarters of contracting economic activity, the first time that's happened on records dating to 1947.

- Father, while we thank You for apparent good news regarding the economy, we are concerned that this is the "Emperor's New Clothes," and not a true indicator of recovery. Lord, let our leaders not be deceived by this news, and may they work toward stabilizing the economy with solid godly principles.

- "He who covers his sins will not prosper, but whoever confesses and forsakes them will have mercy." (Proverbs 28:13)

5. Gay Marriage Vote Looms in Maine; Polls Show It's Close - NewsMax

Overwhelmed by millions of dollars from liberal donors pouring into their state from across the nation, Maine's supporters of traditional marriage are fighting an uphill battle on a ballot issue that would legalize gay marriage. The stakes are high. A victory by gay advocates would mark the first time the voters of any state supported a gay-marriage initiative and would resonate across the nation - especially backed by a friend in the White House.

- Lord, we pray that this measure would be defeated, regardless of how much money has flowed into the state. We ask for Your forgiveness that the measure was even raised, and pray that Your Spirit would move mightily across Maine.

- "Whoever walks blamelessly will be saved, but he who is perverse in his ways will suddenly fall." (Proverbs 28:18)

6. 3 At Large After FBI Raid the Killed Radical Islam Leader - Fox News

Three people were still on the loose Thursday after the FBI raid and deadly shooting of a radical Islam leader whose goal authorities say was to take down the U.S. government.

- Lord, we pray that You will rout the enemy and reveal their hiding places, so that they may be arrested before any plans come to fruition.

- "I will call upon the Lord, who is worthy to be praised; so shall I be saved from my enemies." (Psalm 18:3)

7. Michigan Man Sues for Right to Put Back Family's Nativity Scene on Public Median - Fox News

A Michigan man has filed a federal lawsuit claiming his constitutional rights were violated when he was ordered to remove a Nativity scene from the median of a public road - a creche that his family has displayed at the location for 63 years.

- Lord, we pray that this lawsuit will triumph in the courts, so that You may be revealed.

- "The Lord shall go forth like a mighty man; He shall stir up His zeal like a man of war. He shall cry out, yes, shout aloud; He shall prevail against His enemies." (Isaiah 42:13)

8. Iran Gives UN Initial Response on Nuke Plan - AP

Iran has given an "initial response" to the International Atomic Energy agency on a plan that calls for Tehran to ship much of its enriched uranium abroad, the IAEA said Thursday. The wording of the IAEA statement appeared to dash Western hopes of a quick deal that would delay Tehran's ability to make a nuclear weapon.

- Father, we pray that these delaying tactics by Iran would be revealed for what they really are. We bind the cloud of deception around their actions, and loose the light of God to reveal truth. We pray for Your wisdom for the leaders of the free world, and ask that You move to stop Iran's nefarious plans.

- "No weapon formed against you shall prosper" (Isaiah 54:17)

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. US: Israel favorites orthodox sects - Jerusalem Post

The State of Israel discriminates against non-Orthodox streams of Judaism and against Jewish-born believers in Christianity, while the Palestinian Authority has not been doing enough to combat Muslim violence against Christians, according to the US State Department's annual International Religious Freedom Report on Israel released this week.

2. US congressman: We must act, or Israel will - Ynet News

Israel may strike Iran should the United States fail to take prompt action to curb Tehran's nuclear program, Rep. Dan Burton said Wednesday.

3. Barak: Israel strives for peace; Syria must act responsibly - Ynet News

Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday that "peace with Syria is a central ingredient in any regional peace deal.

4. Minister slams both Jews, Arabs over Temple Mount unrest - Ynet News

Internal Security Minister Yitzhak Aharonovitch urged on Wednesday both Arabs and Jews to abstain from provocations, in the wake of recent riots in the Temple Mount compound in Jerusalem.

White House Hate Crimes Reception

Today, President Obama signed the 2010 National Defense Authorization Act into law. The "Hate Crimes Prevention Act" embedded within it, will also become law. Later this evening in the White House, the President will host a separate reception to celebrate passage of the Hate Crimes provision. He will deliver remarks in the early evening, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder and prominent homosexual activists. FRC President Tony Perkins has said, "Expanding hate crimes puts America in lock step with the stated agenda of homosexual activists who will turn next to the so-called Employment Non- Discrimination Act, followed by the repeal of the ban on homosexuality in the military and then the Defense of Marriage Act."

- May the President's White House celebration be used of the Lord to stir pro-family Americans to resist the homosexual agenda, especially Bible-believing pastors and ministers. May the advance of this radical agenda stop here!

- Don't you know that when you offer yourselves to someone to obey him as slaves, you are slaves to the one whom you obey-whether you are slaves to sin, which leads to death, or to obedience, which leads to righteousness? But thanks be to God that, though you used to be slaves to sin, you wholeheartedly obeyed the form of teaching to which you were entrusted. You have been set free from sin and have become slaves to righteousness. (Romans 6:16-18) (FRC Prayer Targets)

Health Care Update

The President appears ready to accept almost any kind of health care bill provided it gives the government sweeping new powers and can in some way be called "reform" -- and it appears that congressional Democrats are prepared to give it to him. But there are glimmers of hope: Five Senate Democrats inmediately said they are unwilling to commit to the proposal put forward by their own leader, Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and Michigan Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak told C-SPAN that 40 fellow Democrats could kill the health care bill on a procedural vote, if House leaders refuse to allow a floor vote on an amendment that would prevent federal funding of abortion. Forty Democratic votes, together with all the House GOP votes, would be sufficient to stop the bill.

- May the Lord intervene to cause this entire socialistic health care hoax to unravel, just as it did in 1994. Whatever happens, may no American citizen be forced to finance federally funded abortion -- not one cent's worth.

- They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony; they did not love their lives so much as to shrink from death. (Rev. 12:11) (FRC Prayer Targets)

Winning Marriage Back

Updates on Maine, D.C., Washington State

Next Tuesday is D-Day for our friends in Maine who will vote on whether to exercise the "Citizen's Veto" and overturn the same-sex marriage legislation passed earlier this year. Governor Baldacci, who turned on traditional marriage supporters during the legislative battle, urged voters yesterday to support same- sex "marriage." Conflicting polls show the battle a dead heat, despite far more money spent by homosexual marriage advocates.

On Monday, two separate District of Columbia hearings dealt with marriage. On December 1, the D.C. Council will vote on their bill to legalize homosexual "marriage." If the Board of Elections denies D.C. citizens their right to an initiative to put marriage on the November 2010 ballot, they vow to carry their fight to the courts.

In Washington State SB 5668, passed by the legislature and signed by the Governor, affords same- sex couples in domestic partnerships all the rights and privileges enjoyed by married couples. Voters will ratify or reject SB 5668 by their vote on Referendum 71 next Tuesday. A yes vote favors more benefits for homosexual couples. Advocates have outspent pro- family opponents 5-1. Polls are leaning toward passage.

- May God stir the voters of Maine and Washington State to deliver a victory for traditional marriage on Tuesday. May the Maine win be the beginning of the undoing of the laws in other New England states, where the people have, so far, all been denied the right to vote on this matter. May the Lord use developments in D.C. to stir a nation-shaking turnaround in the war for marriage!

- And do this, understanding the present time. The hour has come for you to wake up from your slumber, because our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. The night is nearly over; the day is almost here. So let us put aside the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light. (Romans 13:11,12) (FRC Prayer Targets)

Israel's Youth is Arising!

"An unprecedented mutiny took place at the swearing-in ceremony of Shimshon Battalion soldiers at the Kotel Thursday evening. Immediately after being sworn in, some of the soldiers raised large signs which said "Shimshon Battalion does not carry out evictions at Homesh."

Parents of soldiers also raised similar signs at the same moment.

The anger and frustration within the ranks of the Shimshon soldiers and their families reached a boiling point after the battalion was ordered to carry out numerous evictions at Homesh a Shomron (Samaria) community that was razed in the "Disengagement".

Just as the Kfir Regiment Commander began his speech at the ceremony, soldiers from the battalion raised two large signs against the evictions. Similar signs were raised by the soldiers' relatives in the audience. The "Disengagement" carried out in 2005 by the government of now-comatose Ariel Sharon included the destruction of all Jewish communities in Gaza. It was carried out in the hope of bringing about peace with the Arabs. However, no peace has materialized, and Jewish activists have been persistent in their attempts to return to Homesh. The military, on its side, has been evicting these Jews from the ruins time and time again sometimes in a violent manner, and often on the Jewish Sabbath."

This act by the Shimshon soldiers and the support by their parents will, please G-d, pass on a clear message to the government: never again will we allow you to use our sons and husbands to commit crimes against the Land of Israel and the People of Israel. We send our children to the army in order for them to fight the Arab enemy and to defend the land and the People of Israel. For this purpose they are willing to sacrifice their lives. Uprooting Jews from the Land of Israel and destroying Jewish homes in the Land of Israel is not part of what the IDF soldiers are meant to do and this is what the Shimshon brigade soldiers passed as a clear message.

Women in Green are proud to know that we have such wonderful youth who know that soldiers are not meant to be robots who blindly listen to any order and who, specifically at the Kotel, close to the Temple Mount, pledged allegiance to the Land of Israel and the people of Israel. These youth are our future leaders.

- "And they shall hearken and listen to the voice of God: and say, 'The Lord God of the Hebrews has met with us." (Exodus 5:3)



Friday, Oct. 30 at 7:00 p.m. to Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7:00 a.m.
An invitation from Rev. Rick Lindsey,

Encourage Men To Pray has called the men of the nation to convene at their local church or designated accountability prayer site on 30 October 2009 at 7PM EST and pray. This call to prayer is from 7PM until 7AM as led of the Holy Spirit. Please follow His promptings and also be mindful to minister to those convened with you during the evening.

The format is open - however- prayer points are listed on our PrayMenPray Face Book Page. Many sites are using the Lord's Prayer as a framework to pray through as well as the 7X7 Prayer Strategy of the National Day of Prayer Task Force. Remember to follow the led of those in authority at your venue and pray!

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Blessings - that men might be strong and courageous,
Brother Rick Lindsay

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