Tuesday, November 3, 2009

CHPP Daily Brief - November 3, 2009

In This Issue
Today's Daily Brief
The Middle East in Focus
The Daily Jot
New Law Protects Media Sources
The Good News Corner

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

He allowed no man to oppress them; for their sake he rebuked kings:
"Do not touch my anointed ones; do my prophets no harm."
(I Chronicles 16: 21,22)


Today's Daily Brief

1. U.S. Tops in Energy Resources - Human Events

The United States has largest energy reserves on Earth, according to a report from the Congressional Research Service. Said Sen. James Inhofe (R.-Ok.), who, along with Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R.-Alaska), "Whether through decree or purposeful inaction, government policies that unnecessarily restrict or prevent our ability to responsibly produce these domestic resources are threatening, and could eventually undermine our nation's economic and national security.

· We thank you Lord for the great blessings you have given us in this nation. We pray that not only will we be able to access those resources easily - but that our government will forever support Israel!

· I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed." (Genesis 12: 3)

2. Planned Parenthood Leader Resigns After Watching Ultrasound of Abortion Procedure - Breitbart TV

The director of a Planned Parenthood outlet in Texas has resigned after watching an ultrasound of an abortion procedure. "I just thought I can't do this anymore, and it was just like a flash that hit me and I thought that's it."

· Father God, we give You praise for the mighty miracle of opening the eyes of this woman and giving her the truth and understanding that these are children they are killing! Hallelujah!

· And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

3. Republicans Poised for Gains in Key Elections - Fox News

Republicans appear positioned for strong results in three hard-fought elections Tuesday. But isolated, off-year contests aren't always reliable indicators of what will happen in the wider federal and state races held in even-numbered years.

· Heavenly Father we have prayed for you to remove wicked people who are ruining our nation. Now, we pray that on Tuesday only people after your heart will be elected!

· Deliver me, O my God, out of the hand of the wicked, Out of the hand of the unrighteous and cruel man. (Isaiah 10:1)

4. Sources: House Health Bill Totals $1.2 Trillion - Fox News

The health care bill headed for a vote in the House this week costs $1.2 trillion or more over a decade, according to numerous Democratic officials and figures contained in an analysis by congressional budget experts, far higher than the $900 billion cited by President Barack Obama as a price tag for his reform plan.

· Lord, we know by their past actions, these government officials always overspend. We pray that this bill and other like this that will add taxes and add to our deficit will never be passed.

· Why do you spend money for what is not Bread, and your wages for what does not satisfy? Listen carefully to Me, and eat what is good, and let your soul delight itself in abundance. (Isaiah 55:2)

5. Nine U.S. Banks Seized in Largest One-day Haul - Reuters

U.S. authorities seized nine failed banks on Friday, the most in a single day since the financial crisis began and the latest stark sign that substantial parts of the nation's banking industry are being crippled by bad loans.

· Father, we pray for the soundness of all banks that are in danger of being closed. Give the officers wisdom so they won't have to close and let people pay their debts!

· A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished; by humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. (Proverbs 22: 3, 4) )

6. 400,000 Names on FBI Terror Watch List - Fox News

The number of unique names on the U.S. terror watch list totals 400,000, newly released FBI data reveals. The Washington Post reported that during a 12-month period ending in March of this year, 1,600 people were nominated daily by the U.S. intelligence community to be put on the list due to 'reasonable suspicion.'

· We pray that You will guide the people who are making this list. We pray You will give them wisdom and restraint in every decision including the finances being spent on gathering this data.

· Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the Lord, and He will have mercy on him; and to our God, for He will abundantly pardon. (Isaiah 55:7)

7. NSA To Build $1.5 Billion Cybersecurity Data Center - Information Week

As part of its mission, NSA monitors communications "signals" for intelligence related to national security and defense. Gaffney gave assurances that the work going on at the data center will protect civil liberties. "We will accomplish this in full compliance with the U.S. Constitution and federal law and while observing strict guidelines that protect the privacy and civil liberties of the American people," Gaffney said.

· Thank You Lord for this agency of guards who are vigilant to keep us safe. We pray that no abuse will happen to anyone or toward Christians in their privacy rights.

· The fear of the Lord is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth, I hate. (Proverbs 8:13)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Trust in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD God is everlasting strength."
(Isaiah 26:4)

[All articles today were reported by ICEJ News in Jerusalem.]

1. Tehran still sending mixed messages on nuke deal

Ahmadinejad likens Iran's enemies to 'mosquito'

Iranian officials on Monday sent mixed signals on a US- brokered deal that would have Tehran ship out 70% of its enriched uranium needed to make a nuclear weapon, with the foreign minister saying that option still exists and a senior diplomat suggesting the opposite.

2. Clinton faces Arab backlash after praising Israeli settlement 'restraint'

Confronted by "deeply disappointed" Arab leaders in Morocco on Monday, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton appeared to back off her praise this weekend for Israel's "unprecedented" offer of a policy of restraint in settlement building, saying it is a positive step but still far falls short of Washington's expectations.

3. Heavy rains drench Israel

Israel received badly needed relief from a severe drought over the weekend as heavy rain squalls raised the level of the Sea of Galilee four centimeters and caused flooding in several areas.

4. 'Juniper Cobra' helping US develop missile shield for Europe

Senior officials in the US and Israeli militaries have announced that the results of this week's Juniper Cobra missile defense exercise will be instrumental in the Pentagon's plans to develop a missile defense shield for Europe. The Israeli Arrow II, the ship-based Aegis, the high-altitude THAAD and Patriot (PAC) III missile defense systems tested in the last two weeks are all planned to be integrated into the Obama Administration's new plans for defending European and East Asian allies against the threat of ballistic missiles from Iran and North Korea.

The Daily Jot

White House Middle East Waffle May Cause War,
Prophecy Clock To Move Forward

The man who occupies the Oval Office may be an instrument of end times prophecy as he waffles on his Middle East foreign policy, fueling the hot tempers of the terrorist organization said to represent the Islamists in the peace process--the Palestinian Authority. On May 28th, he met with PA President Mahmoud Abbas, telling him that Israel must stop building all settlements as a precondition for peace talks to move forward. Obama said he told Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, "I was very clear about the need to stop settlements, to make sure that we are stopping the building of outposts." But all that changed over the weekend and now the Palestinians are threatening war.

In a Jerusalem news conference, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told reporters, "And on settlements, there's never been a precondition, there's never been such an offer from any Israeli government." Often the subtle words in diplomacy are the most hard hitting, and Clinton, responding positively to an offer by Netanyahu of a nine month moratorium on new settlement construction, declared to the world that there never was a precondition of settlement construction--a Palestinian demand for resumption of peace talks. The confirmation by Clinton of Obama's September 22 remarks that called for "restraint" rather than a freeze on settlements, angered the Palestinian leadership.

The Jerusalem Post reports Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said if Israel continues with its current policies concerning Jerusalem, it will lead to a "religious war." In a speech he delivered on a visit to Morocco, the PA president said that "the fanning of flames by Israeli extremists has caused the dangerous situation which currently prevails in Jerusalem." The Jerusalem Post reported that Abbas said that settlement construction and denying the Palestinians rights posed a threat to Middle East stability. Reports from the Middle East are indicating that Abbas feels so strongly about the settlements issue that he is threatening to resign if he doesn't get his way.

Meantime, the Chinese News Agency Xinhua reports that United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said Jerusalem must be the capital of two States -- Israel and Palestine -- living side-by-side in peace and security, with arrangements for the holy sites acceptable to all, if peace in the Middle East is to be achieved. He also said that the Israeli settlements posed a threat to peace, siding with the Palestinian position. In Zechariah 12:3, the Lord says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of earth be gathered together against it." This prophecy is moving toward fulfillment.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

New Law Protects Media Sources

White House, Senators Agree on Media Shield Law

The White House and key senators have reached a compromise on a shield law to protect journalists who refuse to reveal their sources, but they limited its application in cases involving national security and federal criminal prosecutions. Negotiations involving Senate sponsors of the legislation, the Justice Department, the White House and media organizations over the past month resulted in compromises on all sides. Sen. Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), a sponsor of the measure who led the negotiations, said in a statement Friday that the new version "preserves a strong protection for reporters interested in protecting their sources, while also making sure that the government can still do the job of protecting its citizens." The Obama administration, while favoring a shield law in principle, this month took the position that national security cases should be exempt from a "balancing test," in which a judge weighs the importance of the public having certain information against the damage such disclosure could do to national security. The new compromise handles national security cases in different ways. When the government can show that disclosure of a source of information is necessary to prevent or mitigate a terrorist act or identify a perpetrator, there will be no balancing test. (Washington Post) Read more .

The Good News Corner

The Story of "Shema Yisroel"

Legend tells that after the Holocaust, R. Yosef Kahaneman zt'l , the Ponevezhe Rov began looking for Jewish children who had survived the war. It was known that some of the children had ended up in churches and were being raised as Christians. The Rov encountered one church that denied the existence and presence of Jewish children within their midst... He was granted permission to enter the children's quarters to inspect for himself -- when he entered he began calling out "Shema Yisroel" and instinctively many of the children raised their hands to cover their eyes and started calling out "mama! mama!"

Have your box of Kleenex ready as you view this video.

What a powerful story!!