Wednesday, April 21, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - April 21, 2010

In This Issue
• Today's Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• Who's Leading The Free World?
• Gates To White House: "You're Clueless!"
• Bad News For America
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, April 21, 2010

"I make a decree, That in every dominion of my kingdom men tremble and fear before the God of Daniel: for he is the living God, and steadfast for ever, and his kingdom that which shall not be destroyed, and his dominion shall be even unto the end." (Daniel 6:26)

Today's Daily Brief

1.Court-martial of Navy SEAL opens in Iraq - Fox News

Opening arguments are under way in the court-martial of a Navy SEAL accused in the abuse of an Iraqi prisoner suspected of masterminding the killings of four U.S. private security contractors in 2004.

- Oh God, we cry out to You in total trust in the defense of Your heavenly court regarding the charges against this Navy SEAL. There is war in Iraq, and this SEAL is accused of punching Abed who was arrested last September on charges of orchestrating the grisly killings of four Blackwater security contractors whose burned corpses were dragged through the Iraqi city of Fallujah west of Baghdad. Father, speak from heaven and deliver this Navy SEAL of all charges brought against him. God, reach down and pull all the SEALS out. We put the blood of Jesus around the SEALS that not a hair on their heads be harmed. We decree Your holy justice to bear hard and heavy upon Abed for the grisly killings of the four Blackwater security contractors. Vindicate their deaths by the power of God. In Jesus Name.

- "And the destruction of the transgressors and of the sinners shall be together, and they that forsake the Lord shall be consumed and destroyed." (Isaiah 1:28)

2. Third high-ranking al-Qaeda in Iraq leader killed - USA Today

Iraqi and U.S. troops killed a regional leader of al-Qaeda in Iraq in an early morning raid Tuesday, as security forces continue to put pressure on the terrorist organization following the reported deaths of its two top-ranking figures over the weekend, officials said.

- God, pull down and destroy by Your power all the evil forces of al-Qaeda, as Iraq is guided to seek out their whereabouts and win a decisive battle over this blackness that has prevailed. Weaken the power of the enemy and put Your hand on all the destructive indoctrination that created al-Qaeda. We ask for Your grace to pull out those who will turn to God and save them. In Jesus Name.

- "But as for them whose heart walks after the heart of their detestable things and their abominations, I will recompense their way upon their own heads, says the Lord God." (Ezekiel 11:21)

3. Volcano ash: Threat of second volcano Katla '10 times the strength' - London Telegraph

A second volcano in Iceland could erupt with 10 times the force of Eyjafyoll if history repeats itself, scientists have warned.

Restless Volcano May Upset Europe for Months - ABC News

Even as Europe's dormant airports sputter back to life, prudent travelers should ask: What if it happens again?

- God, we thank You for the National Day of Prayer where the cries of God's people go up to heaven, that the earth be saved from such devastation. We plead for the mercy of God to hold back this ominous volcano from erupting. May the angels of God hover over the top and encircle this volcano until all people know that the most High God rules over all the earth. In Jesus Name.

- God says, "And I will show wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath; blood, and fire, and vapor of smoke:" (Acts 2:19)

4. New global 'FAT' tax to rein in banks - UK Guardian

Tough proposals to cut the world's biggest banks down to size by taxing their profits and pay were outlined by the International Monetary Fund tonight in an attempt to spare taxpayers another massive public bailout of the financial sector.

- God, You are not ignorant of the intents of the International Monetary Fund whose aim is to destroy the United States as an independent nation and to establish a New World Order. Lord, we disregard the clouded and veiled rhetoric that lures the world into this end-time world-wide deception. We declare and decree that God's strength and protection will overshadow America who stands for God as a nation. Let no decimation of the economy be accomplished until God's timing. Woe be to the men whose prideful hearts resist God and heaven's armies. In Jesus Name.

- "I AM Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the ending, says the Lord, which is, and which was, and which is to come, the Almighty." (Revelation 1:8)

5. U.N.'s Ballooning $732 Million Haiti Peacekeeping Budget Goes Mostly to Its Own Personnel - Fox News

The United Nations has quietly upped this year's peacekeeping budget for earthquake-shattered Haiti to $732.4 million, with two-thirds of that amount going for the salary, perks and upkeep of its own personnel, not residents of the devastated island.

- O God, speak against the U.N. and its misuse of these funds and bring judgment quickly upon those that could have brought Haiti out of tremendous suffering and devastation. Hold fast that judgment upon those who implemented this lust and greed. Stretch out Your holy hands and cast down their works to the ground. We give glory and honor to the merciful God who will raise up help for the helpless Haitians. In the name of Jesus.

- Hear the Word of God, oh workers' of darkness: "Blessing, and honor, and glory, and power, be unto Him that sits upon the throne, and unto the Lamb forever and ever." (Revelation 5:13)

6. Atheist Group Calls on Obama to Endorse 'National Day of Reason' Instead of 'National Day of Prayer' - CNS News

An atheist group is calling on President Obama to ditch the National Day of Prayer and formally recognize its own "non-theist" version called "The National Day of Reason."

- God, bind under the blood of Jesus every voice that rises against You and the National Day of Prayer. Dispatch the holy angels of God to war against these atheistic groups who serve satan and his agenda. Lift up the banner of the Lord over the National Day of Prayer that it be unchangeable and a solid representation of the American people. In Jesus Name.

- "And Jesus taught, saying unto them, Is it not written, 'My house shall be called of all nations the house of prayer? but you have made it a den of thieves." (Mark 11:17)

7. Obama Holds Talks With Supreme Court Candidates - Fox News

Moving ahead with one of his most consequential decisions, President Barack Obama has begun informal talks with potential nominees for the Supreme Court. And now he is reaching out to senators who ultimately will control the fight ahead to confirm his nominee.

- Our Father who is in heaven, even now do we see the control of evil deceivers of the shadow government putting their men in positions to throw the 2012 election. The one world government defies honesty and fairness. But God is over all and sees all and we cry out for mercy and repentance over all the earth that we be spared until a great revival of souls are saved from the end-time tribulation. In Jesus Name.

- "But when his heart was lifted up, and his mind hardened in pride, he was deposed from his kingly throne, and they took his glory from him." (Daniel 5:20)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"It shall come to pass in that day, that the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people, which shall be left . . . And He shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth." (Isaiah 11:11-12)

1. Israel Weighs Merits of Solo Attack on Iran - Wall Street Journal

The Israeli security establishment is divided over whether it needs Washington's blessing if Israel decides to attack Iran, Israeli officials say, as the U.S. campaign for sanctions drags on and Tehran steadily develops greater nuclear capability.

2. Report: Assad due in Egypt to discuss fear of Israel-Syria war - Ha'aretz

Syrian President Bashar Assad was due Tuesday night to land in Egypt "within hours," his first visit in four years, several Arab media outlets reported. The urgency of the surprise trip stems from a fear of war between Israel and Syria.

3. Lieberman: Jerusalem not negotiable - Ynet News

Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman took advantage of the diplomatic reception at the President's Residence marking Israel's Independence Day to assert that Jerusalem is not up for negotiation. "Today, I stand before you in Jerusalem, as Israel's foreign minister, and reaffirm late Prime Minister Begin's statement: Jerusalem is our undivided, eternal capital," he said.

4. World poll: Only 19% see Israel in positive light - Ynet News

Only Iran, North Korea, and Pakistan are viewed in a more negative light than Israel, according to a poll conducted in 28 countries and published Tuesday by the BBC.

Who's Leading The Free World? by Gary Bauer

End-of-Day: April 19, 2010

Does the "free world" -- the group of nations that believes in open societies, the right of dissent, free speech, freedom of religion, the consent of the governed -- have a leader in 2010? For decades, the president of the United States, Democrat and Republican, had the honor and responsibility of being the unofficial leader, and the U.S. has repeatedly rallied other free societies to confront evil.

Sadly, the current White House occupant doesn't seem interested in continuing that tradition. In fact, it isn't clear that he even embraces the idea that the "free world" is a morally superior entity. In short, the position of "leader of the free world" appears to be vacant until November 2012.

This morning, Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu was interviewed by George Stephanopoulos on Good Morning America. After reviewing the transcript, I am nominating Prime Minister Netanyahu to fill the vacancy. After sparring with Stephanopoulos on why peace talks weren't advancing in the Middle East, Netanyahu reminded him of what the real issue is:

"In fact there is a big contest in the area it's not merely here with the Palestinians. I think that's the minor part. . . . But there's a larger force of radical Islam that wants to eradicate peace. Wants to eradicate Israel. Wants to eradicate any American presence in the Middle East.

"They hate America because of what America stands for. . . they'll stop hating America only when America stops being America. When it stops espousing a free society, pluralism, open debate. That's what they despise. And in fact they don't hate America because of Israel. They hate Israel because of America. Because they see us as an outpost of that free, open civilization that you represent. And you know what? They're right."

Prime Minister Netanyahu gets it, even if Obama does not.

Gates To White House: "You're Clueless!" by Gary Bauer

End-of-Day: April 19, 2010

That may be somewhat of an exaggeration, but that's the gist of a leaked memo from Secretary of Defense Robert Gates regarding the administration's lack of a policy to end Iran's nuclear weapons program. According to a weekend report by the New York Times, "Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates has warned in a secret three-page memorandum to top White House officials that the United States does not have an effective long-range policy for dealing with Iran's steady progress toward nuclear capability."

You don't need a top-secret security clearance to know that. The administration's repeated outreach to the tyrants in Tehran and its constant backpedaling on sanctions has made it painfully obvious that we have no "effective" policy. The White House is floundering while the Islamofascists pursue their goals of "wiping Israel off the map" and destroying the "Great Satan." (That would be us.)

It's worth remembering that Gates is a Bush holdover, a Republican in a liberal Democrat administration. While those surrounding him at cabinet meetings may feel compelled to apologize for America, Gates may well be the only voice of reason in a cacophony of anti-Americanism. In fact, the Times quotes officials as suggesting that Gates' memo should be read as "a warning to a relatively new president that the United States was not adequately prepared."

Today Gates and other top officials are in damage control mode - denying that the memo is in any way critical of President Obama. But the fact that the memo was leaked suggests that there are serious officials who are very worried about the White House's lack of seriousness regarding an "Islamic bomb" in the hands of a Shiite fundamentalist madman.

Bad News For America by Gary Bauer

End-of-Day: April 19, 2010

In another "news flash" this weekend, the geniuses at the New York Times came to the realization that Big Government mandates don't work very well. Exhibit A: New York State's health insurance program.

Like the program in Massachusetts, it's going bankrupt, choked to death by excessive regulation. The Times describes New York's insurance program as " . . . an expensive lesson in unplanned consequences. Premiums for individual and small group policies have risen so high that state officials and patients' advocates say that New York's extensive insurance safety net . . . is falling apart. The problem stems in part from . . . its stringent requirements [on] insurance companies . . ."

Here's the best part. According to the Times, "New York's insurance system has been a working laboratory for the core provision of the new federal health care law." In other words, ObamaCare is largely modeled after the disaster in New York! And it's coming to your state and community by 2014 unless conservatives make major gains in the elections 197 days from now.

The Good News Corner

Thank Your Military

Our good news for today is that we have found a wonderful way to express our gratitude to our men and women in uniform, for their tireless service to our nation.

You can show our military there are still plenty of people who appreciate their service and sacrifice. Pass this YouTube video link to every person you know so it will eventually reach every present and former military person across the globe! Love your freedom? Thank your military.

Worship With Us!

"My Soul Cries Out in Worship" By Vicki Yohe

Let's just worship the Lord!