Wednesday, March 31, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - March 31, 2010

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Today's Daily Brief
The Middle East in Focus
Terror Report #1
Terror Report #2
Terror Report #3
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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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

Today's Daily Brief

1. Signing health bill, Obama touts student loan fix - Washington Times

President Obama put the finishing touches on his top policy priority Tuesday, signing the package of legislative fixes to the already-passed health care bill, but he immediately shifted the spotlight to an overhaul of the nation's student loan industry also included in the new law.

- God, we call out to You that the mighty forces of heaven will bear down upon the staff of this broken reed, whereon if a man lean, it will go into his hand and pierce it. So is the spirit of Pharaoh to all that trust in him. Tear out the pages of this health care bill, pull apart the pages into small fragments, turn it into sawdust before the eyes of the world and they see it fall to the ground as a mound of sand. In Jesus Name.

- "Thus says the Lord of hosts; Even so will I break this people and this city, as one breaks a potter's vessel, that cannot be made whole again." (Jeremiah 19:11)

2. Obama to Unveil Offshore Oil Drilling Plans - Fox News

In a reversal of a long-standing ban on most offshore drilling, the president is allowing oil drilling 50 miles off Virginia's shorelines, and is allowing an expansion in Alaska's Cook Inlet to go forward.

- God, we call forth angels to hover over the sea around Virginia's shorelines and move the oil reserves inland that no foreign power be given the right to harvest oil reserves that You have provided for America. They will drill dry wells, dry holes, 50 miles off our shorelines, and You will bless the drilling in Alaska to be used by our country. In Jesus Name.

- "And they shall teach my people the difference between the holy and profane, and cause them to discern between the unclean and the clean." "Thus says the Lord God; he that hears, let him hear; and he that forbears, let him forbear: for they are a rebellious house." (Ezekiel 3:27, 45:23)

3. A Battered Rhode Island Watches as the Water Rises - ABC News

A record-shattering rainstorm hammered the Northeast on Tuesday, delivering widespread flooding for the second time this month and unleashing particular havoc in Rhode Island, a tiny coastal state already beleaguered by a sagging economy and backbreaking unemployment rate.

- Father, we pray that a spirit of repentance will come upon all the Northeast and the people will cry out to God. Now is the time that their hearts make a covenant with the Lord God. May they not be negligent in humbly seeking the Lord for the right way for them, their little ones, and all their substance. In Jesus Name.

- "Save me, O God; for the waters are come in unto my soul. I sink in deep mire, where there is no standing: I am come into deep waters, where the floods overflow me. O God, You know my foolishness; and my sins are not hid from You. Let not those that seek You be confounded for my sake, O God of Israel." (Psalm 69:1-3, 5)

4. Pakistan Army: 25 Militants Killed in Clash - Fox News

The Pakistan army says 6 soldiers and 25 militants have been killed in fighting triggered by an insurgent attack on a checkpoint close to the Afghan border.

- God, we ask that You lay Your axe to the root of all bitterness and hatred, all fighting spirits, all terrorist spirits that have possessed those given to war in Pakistan, and destroy all this evil from 3,000 years back to the present. We call forth the blood of Jesus to encircle and heal all the land of Pakistan and close off the ruling spirits that have torn this country apart. We ask that You send warring angels to destroy that which will not yield to the delivering power of God. Save Pakistan and its people. In Jesus Name.

- "Thus says the Lord, I will go before you, and make the crooked places straight: I will break in pieces the gates of brass, and cut in sunder the bars of iron." (Isaiah 45:2)

5. Sarkozy 'condemns Israeli construction in East Jerusalem' - Ha'aretz

French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Tuesday said his country stands with the United States in condemning Israeli settlement activity in East Jerusalem.

- Father, we ask that You return the heart of America back to stand with Israel and the Jewish people. Resist the powers that would attempt to control Israel. For the Lord God Almighty stands with Israel and defends them and will destroy all nations who stretch out their hand against them. Drop down, oh heavens from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness and bring forth salvation and call forth deliverance to Your people Israel. In Jesus Name.

- "Remember these, O Jacob and Israel; for You are My servant: I have formed You: You are My servant: O Israel, You shall not be forgotten of Me. I have blotted out, as a thick cloud, your transgressions, and as a cloud, your sins: return unto Me; for I have redeemed You," says God. (Isaiah 44:21-22)

6. Biblical plagues really happened say scientists - London Telegraph

The Biblical plagues that devastated Ancient Egypt in the Old Testament were the result of global warming and a volcanic eruption, scientists have claimed.

- God, the plagues that devastated Egypt were the result of Pharaoh holding as slaves all the Hebrew nation and God's judgment fell. May the truth of the Word of God be taught and the words of man drop to the ground and die. The message from God to Pharaoh after every plague was "Let My people go." May the kings of today hear the blaring words of God, "Let My people go," and deliver your people out of the irons of slavery and break the necks of the evil ones. In Jesus Name.

- "By the strength of hand the Lord brought us out from Egypt, from the house of bondage:" (Exodus 13:14)

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. Iran Encourages Palestinian Reconciliation to Ignite a Third Intifada - Asharq Alawsat

What the Lebanese majority can do best is to continue to reject proposals that come from abroad through domestic voices in the form of threats, charges, and accusation of treachery. Their aim is to impose the Hezbollah resistance as a substitute for, first, the Lebanese people's will and, second, for the Lebanese state, which is tired and getting old, and for the army and security forces.

2. Obama: Netanyahu understands he must take some bold steps - Ha'aretz

U.S. President Barack Obama has said he thinks Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu understands that he will have to "take some bold steps" when it comes to advancing the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, in an interview with MSNBC on Tuesday.

3. US not pushing E. Jerusalem resolution - Jerusalem Post

No anti-Israel resolution on east Jerusalem was in the works at the UN Security Council, senior officials in Washington were quoted Tuesday as saying, amid reports that the US would not veto such a resolution if it were brought to the UN body.

4. Obama sends Passover message to Jews - Ynet News

US President Barack Obama on Monday published a greeting to the Jewish world in general and to Israel in particular, ahead of the Passover Seder. After the one of the most strained weeks in Israel-US ties in years, Obama offered warm words to the Jewish people, some even in Hebrew.

Terror Report #1

Feds bust cabbie tied to Al-Qaida links

Federal authorities say they've unearthed a Chicago taxi driver's plot to send money to al-Qaida as part of an undercover investigation that involved secretly recording the man in his own cab as recently as two weeks ago. Raja Lahrasib Khan, a taxi driver who claimed he had ties to Ilyas Kashmiri, an alleged terrorist leader in Pakistan, was arrested Friday. Khan, 56, a Pakistan native, also allegedly discussed with an associate attacking a stadium in the United States this summer. Authorities said, though, that there was no imminent danger. On March 11, Khan allegedly told an associate that in August, bags containing remote-controlled bombs could be put in several locations at a "large stadium" and then "boom, boom, boom, boom," according to court records. (Chicago Sun-Times) Read more.

Terror Report #2

Islamville community weathers suspicions

On most days, long before dawn, Haneef Shabazz gets up twice to pray. Shabazz gathers to remember God with a handful of longtime friends and neighbors on a 75-acre spread of land they call Islamville, about 10 miles southeast of Dover, before driving an hour and a half to Nashville to start his workday. Shabazz and a few friends moved to Dover in the late 1980s to create a spiritual community where they could practice a mystical form of Islam called Sufism in peace and quiet, and raise their children away from the temptations of modern culture. But the dream of creating a life shaped by prayer has not come easily. Because they live together, guard their privacy and practice an unfamiliar faith, residents of Islamville have been viewed with suspicion. (Tennessean) Read more.

Terror Report #3

Freed Guantanamo Inmate Likely With Taliban, U.S. Official Says

Abdul Hafiz, a terror suspect released from the Guantanamo Bay prison last December, likely has joined the Taliban in Afghanistan, a U.S. counterterrorism official said. If true, it would be the first known case of a former detainee at the facility in Cuba enlisting with a terrorist group after being released by President Barack Obama's administration. The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Hafiz's role in the Taliban hasn't been determined. And an administration official, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said the intelligence on Hafiz's status remains unclear and incomplete. The likelihood that Hafiz is with the Taliban was first reported by the Long War Journal, a Mount Laurel, New Jersey- based publication that reports on intelligence matters. (Bloomberg) Read more.

The Good News Corner

'Day of Truth' Counters Homosexual Agenda

Students across the country will offer redemptive truth to counter the gay agenda on April 15.

The sixth annual Day of Truth is an initiative, sponsored by Exodus International, which takes place one day before the Day of Silence -- sponsored by the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN).

Candi Cushman, education analyst with Focus on the Family, said the Day of Silence "turns participants into political lobbyists for GLSEN's adult-driven agenda."

"Evidence of a political agenda is clear when you look at the Day of Silence materials," Cushman said. "The group encourages students to use the Day of Silence as a 'tool' to get things like a 'queer-friendly prom', homosexual-themed library books and teacher training. They also encourage teachers to feature lesbian, gay and bisexual materials in the classroom."

This year's theme for the Day of Truth is "Get the Conservation Started." Students can wear T-shirts and pass out cards with the message: "People with differing, even opposing, viewpoints can freely exchange ideas and respectfully listen to each other. It's time for an honest conversation about the biblical truth for sexuality. Let's get the conversation started!" (CitizenLink)

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