Monday, March 29, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - March 29, 2010

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us!

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The Daily Brief - Monday, March 29, 2010

In that day you will say: "Hosanna! " "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" (Mark 11:9)

A note to our readers:

Both the Senate and the House have now returned home for their Spring District Work Period. They will remain in their home districts for two weeks.

This is an excellent time to visit your own member of Congress or senator to express your views on issues that are important to you.

Our next edition of On Capitol Hill This Week will be published on Monday, April 12th.

Today's Daily Brief

1. Homicide Bombers Kill 38 on Moscow Subway - AP

The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya. Two female homicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 38 people and wounding 102, officials said.

- Lift up those who are grieving tonight in the aftermath of this slaughter. May all be stirred to find strength, comfort and salvation in Christ; and may the Russian authorities be graced to discover who is behind these attacks, and how to prevent further strikes. Amen.

- "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

2. US cities step up subway security after Moscow bombs - AFP

US transit systems stepped up security on Monday after two apparent suicide bombings in Moscow's underground train system that killed at least 37 people.

- Pray as New York, Washington and other cities are increasing subway security measures after the Moscow bombings today.

- "He will give His angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways." (Psalm 91:11)

3. Alarm on the Border - Fox News

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano is under pressure to beef up border security in the Southwest after Arizona rancher is killed on his own property.

- Pray that the Lord would grant His wisdom to the officials of Homeland Security as they seek to strengthen our southern border and to protect our citizens from further attacks.

- "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)

4. Supreme Court may weigh coverage mandate - Washington Times

The same Supreme Court justices whom Obama blasted during his State of the Union address this year may ultimately decide the fate of his crowning achievement as more than a dozen states have called on the courts to strike down the health insurance mandate of Democrats' health care overhaul - a move that would threaten the entire law.

- Lift up urgent prayer over this breaking news. In days past, the Supreme Court has weighed other bills that have been signed into law (for example: the campaign finance reform law), and found them to be null and void. Pray that the Supreme Court will hear a case or cases related to the president's illegal, unconstitutional health care plan, and that justice will be done.

- "But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly; The LORD will hear when I call to Him." (Psalm 4:3)

5. Obama announces 15 recess appointments, scolds GOP - AP

Fed up with waiting, Obama announced Saturday he would bypass a vacationing Senate and name 15 people to key administration jobs, wielding for the first time the blunt political tool known as the recess appointment.

- Pray that the LORD will put the brakes on this Pharoah, who seems now bent on doing his own will in all matters. On this night of Passover, PRAY!

- Now therefore, be wise, O kings;
Be instructed, you judges of the earth.
Serve the LORD with fear,
And rejoice with trembling.
Kiss the Son,[b] lest He[c] be angry,
And you perish in the way,
When His wrath is kindled but a little.
Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. (Psalm 2:10-12)

6. Obama Makes Labor Board Appointment During Recess Over GOP Objections - Fox News

Despite intense Republican objections, Obama on Saturday used recess appointments to fill 15 administration posts without Senate confirmation, including Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board. Becker's nomination was rejected by the Senate last month, 52-43. Read more.

- This is unconscionable. Recess appointments are used to fill seats that are VACANT; not to overrule a Senate vote on a nominee to fill a postiion! This act of Mr. Obama goes against the Rule of Law and must be challenged . . .first in prayer; then in the courts. So, please pray that justice be rendered in this matter. Amen.

- "Vengeance is Mine; I will repay," says the Lord. (Rom. 12:19)

7. Christian militia group members arrested by FBI - London Telegraph

The raids took place in Michigan, Indiana and Ohio over the weekend and were reportedly carried out by the FBI-led Joint Terrorism Task Force.

- As we continue to pray for "all in authority," pray that the FBI's Joint Terrorism Task Force use wisdom and restraint in this case.

- I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone- for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness." (I Timothy 2:1,2)

8. Abortion Ban Proposal to Be On Colo. Ballot - NewsMax

A proposal to ban abortion in Colorado will be on state ballots this fall.

- "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!" (Psalm 150:6)

The Middle East in Focus

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

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

1. Israel Fears Obama Heading for Imposed Mideast Settlement - (Ha'aretz)

Obama's demands during his meeting with Prime Minister Netanyahu last Tuesday point to an intention to impose a permanent settlement on Israel and the Palestinians in less than two years, political sources in Jerusalem say. Israeli officials view the demands that Obama made at the White House as the tip of the iceberg under which lies a dramatic change in U.S. policy toward Israel. Of ten demands posed by Obama, four deal with Jerusalem: opening a Palestinian commercial interests office in east Jerusalem, an end to the razing of structures in Palestinian neighborhoods in the capital, stopping construction in Jewish neighborhoods in east Jerusalem, and not building in the neighborhood of Ramat Shlomo. The fact that the White House and State Department have been in contact with Israel's European allies, first and foremost Germany, is seen as part of an effort to isolate Israel and put enormous political pressure on it.

2. Fierce Debate on Israel Underway Inside Obama Administration - (Politico)

Since Netanyahu's tense visit to the White House last week, an intense debate inside the Obama administration about how to proceed has grown more heated. Sources say within the inter-agency process, White House Middle East strategist Dennis Ross is staking out a position that Washington needs to be sensitive to Netanyahu's domestic political constraints including over the issue of building in east Jerusalem in order to not raise new Arab demands, while other officials including some aligned with Middle East peace envoy George Mitchell are arguing Washington needs to hold firm in pressing Netanyahu for written commitments.

3. Report: U.S. "May Not Veto UN Resolution on Jerusalem" - (BBC News)

The U.S. is considering abstaining from a possible UN Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements in east Jerusalem. The possibility surfaced at talks in Paris last week between a senior U.S. official and Qatar's foreign minister. The official said the U.S. would "seriously consider abstaining" if the issue of Israeli settlements was put to the vote. Nearly half a million Jews live in the West Bank and east Jerusalem.

The Daily Jot

White House Uses Blackmail Diplomacy in becoming Negotiator for Palestinian State

The United States seems to have changed sides in the Middle East debate. The rift between the White House and the Israeli government over the building of homes in East Jerusalem is just the public manifestation of many more problematic and deeply concerning actions that US leadership has fomented in the past year. The Netanyahu Administration of Israel apparently has been bearing the weight of these dramatic policy shifts by internally shifting its own strategy toward going it alone in the Middle East as the White House has diplomatically taken a stand to blackmail Israel into accepting a Palestinian state defined by pre-1967 borders.

Case in point is a very disturbing article written by Avi Yellin for the Israel National News website. Yellin writes that The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs revealed in a recently updated report that the "government of Israel has been concealing a change in arms policy by the United States against the Jewish State." Yellin says that the Netanyahu government has "refrained from protesting massive American weapons sales to Arab states in the region, an initiative that has eroded Israel's military edge over its neighbors." Conversely, the Institute reports that the US Administration has refused approval of any major weapons sales to the Israeli government.
This policy shift began with the previous Bush Administration, but is being executed by the current Administration with zeal. Yellin reports that "Government sources asserted that the refusal represents a new White House policy to link arms sales to the Jewish state with the Netanyahu government's willingness to submit on Washington's demands that Israel surrender Judea, Samaria and most of Jerusalem to the American-backed Palestinian Authority." The World Tribune reported March 18 that the White House ordered a shipment of smart bunker-buster bombs destined for Israel to be diverted to a US military base in the Indian Ocean. This was in response to the spat over the Jerusalem settlements.

These are the very political results of "Blackmail Diplomacy" announced by White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel at the American-Israel Public Affairs Committee meeting on May 5, 2009. Emanuel said, "Israel now faces a moment of truth--it can either acquiesce to international demands and in return have its most serious threats dealt with, or maintain the status quo and have those threats persist." Emanuel was saying that the White House would ignore Iran's nuclear threat, if Israel did not buckle to demands over a Palestinian state. Zechariah 12:9 says, "I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." America negotiating on behalf of terrorists? The consequences will be severe.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry


Prayer Requests for Passover from Intercessors for Israel

"I AM the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt to be your God. I am the LORD your GOD!" (Numbers 15:41)

Tonight Jewish people throughout the world, will sit down with families and friends and celebrate the biblical feast of Passover. Since the central figure in the original Passover, in Exodus 12, is the Lamb, identified as the Passover in that chapter (12:6, 11,21,27), and since Yeshua is the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world (John 1:29), we began by praying for Israel's salvation.

o Blessed is LORD; He daily bears burdens for us, the God of our salvation. Selah. Our God is the God of salvation; and to LORD are the issues of death. (Psalms 68:19-20)

o Lord Yeshua, the rabbis have said that since our initial deliverance was in the month of Nissan, this month of Passover, so our Deliverer, the Messiah, will also appear to Israel during this month. Therefore, we ask that You would reveal Yourself to multitudes of Jews this very month - for Your holy name's sake.

o Save unsaved loved ones of Messianic Jews. Believe on the Lord Yeshua the Messiah, and you shall be saved, and your household. (Acts 16:31)

o Open up the eyes of Orthodox Jews at the breaking of the unleavened bread [Matzah] during the Passover meal [seder].

It happened as [Yeshua] reclined with [the two disciples whom He had met on the road to Emmaus], taking the bread, He blessed God for it, and breaking it, He gave to them. Their eyes were opened, and they knew Him. (Luke 24:30-31)

o Abba, please reveal Yeshua, the true Messiah, to some zealous anti-missionaries. Make them modern Pauls.

o We continue to lift up before You for salvation all of the Holocaust survivors. Have mercy on these who have already gone through hell on earth. In Your mercy, we ask this.

o Break into the New Age and Liberal and Humanistic seders that many secular Jews will be attending. Reveal to them that without You - there would be no Jews or Passover.

o Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations. Cry out, give praise and say, O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel. (Jeremiah 31:7b) [Source: Intercessors for Israel]

The Good News Corner

Modern-day voice offering 'heaven's bailout'

Activist carries biblical message to White House gates

A lone woman evangelist has been positioning herself in front of the White House gates almost daily for more than two years to deliver the message to the United States that heaven is offering a "bailout" far greater than dollars.

The voice belongs to Theresa Salcedo Cao, whose work has kept her in Washington -
"I have a standard location literally right in front of the White House" - encouraging people to follow the Bible to see God's miracles on earth and its companion warning of punishment for those who disobey.

The message applies not only to individuals but to nations, she believes.

"Most Americans really are asleep concerning what's taking place," she said. "People are willing to hand over their God-given rights and the Constitution to the prevailing wicked forces."

Her agenda is simple: It's about what she believes was the greatest nation on earth - the United States of America - and how it was set up based on a recognition of God. And how that recognition now is being withdrawn.

It doesn't matter to her what political party or ethnic, financial, regional or other factors are involved: She just wants the nation to seek restoration of a relationship with the "Almighty God" of history.

"Right now is the most dangerous time in the history of America and the world," she said, citing the prevalence of what she describes as rampant financial manipulation, abortion, the rising culture of euthanasia, a lack of support for the Jews as God's "chosen people," a failure to embrace America's Christian heritage and legislation that defies the principles on which the U.S. was founded. Not to mention questions over whether the president even is eligible to occupy the Oval Office.

"I want all the nations to know, that it only takes 'one' person, who truly believes in the Holy Word-Promises of God, to literally 'change' the course of history for 'good/glory'!" she told WND. (WorldNetDaily) Read more

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