Friday, April 9, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - April 9, 2010

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

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The Daily Brief - Friday, April 9, 2010

"There is none holy as the Lord, for there is none beside Thee, neither is there any rock like our God." (1 Samuel 2:2)

Today's Daily Brief

1. Obama nuke treaty has a tough path ahead in Senate - Washington Examiner

Now that President Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev have signed the nuclear disarmament treaty, the Senate must approve it with a supermajority vote, but it's not clear that can happen this year as the Obama administration hopes.

- Pray that the words in this treaty be interpreted line by line and precept by precept. Let the Truth prevail.

- "For precept must be upon precept, precept upon precept, Line upon line, line upon line " (Is. 28.10)

2. After Treaty, U.S. Confronts Threat of Terrorists Acquiring Nuke Materials - Fox News

As Obama and Russian President Dmitry Medvedev basked in the glow of their newly signed landmark treaty that commits their nations to slashing their nuclear arsenals, looming large over Thursday's celebration in Prague was the challenge of stopping the threat of nuclear materials from disarmament falling into the hands of terror groups like Al Qaeda or rogue states like Iran that don't respect any treaties.

- Let us not look away from the wiles of the enemy and be deceived with a false peace but instead seek to stand guard at the wall and watch that we would keep Truth forever.

- "The LORD sustains the humble but casts the wicked to the ground." (Psalm 147:6)

3. Netanyahu Cancels Trip to Obama's Nuclear Summit - Fox News

Israel's Prime Minister called off his trip to Washington next week to attend a conference on the spread of nuclear weapons, officials in his office said, fearing Israel would be singled out over its own nuclear program.

- Pray for the protection of Israel's Prime Minister as he continues to stand strong for a nation scoffed by many. We will not allow the words from our mouth to utter anything but blessings upon this nation.

- Blessed is he that blesses thee and cursed is he that curses thee. (Numbers 24:9)

4. Nuclear summit will cause massive gridlock in D.C. - AP

If you think Washington traffic is bad because of the tourists and the cherry blossoms, in just over a week it could get a lot worse. . . Nearly 50 heads of state will be in the nation's capital for the Nuclear Security Summit that's scheduled to take place April 12 and 13. It's expected to be one of the largest gatherings of heads of state in history. President Barack Obama will host the summit, which is designed to "enhance international cooperation to prevent nuclear terrorism," according to the State Department's Web site. The summit is expected to focus on the security of nuclear materials and preventing them from getting into the hands of terrorists.

- Pray for the safety of all citizens who will be in the nation's capital during this Summit. Ask the Lord's angels to go ahead of each one, making crooked paths straight, so that everyday affairs will not be adversely affected by this event.

- "if two of you on earth agree about anything you ask for, it will be done for you by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

5. Guessing Game Begins Over Obama Pick for Stevens' Supreme Court Seat - AP

All eyes are on Obama, as the country wonders if Justice Stevens' replacement will be a hard core liberal - or a moderate who'll breeze through the confirmation process. Elena Kagan and Diane Wood are hardly household names but in the days ahead reports will invariably come out about "short-lists" and names of people most Americans have never heard of as possible replacements for retiring Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

- Please begin NOW to make this Supreme Court appointment a matter of constant intercession. Cry out that a man or woman of Godly values be placed upon that seat, for this decision will impact our nation for decades to come. Ask the LORD to turn the heart of our "king" unto His will in this critical matter. Pray!

- "The king's heart is in the hand of the LORD; he directs it like a watercourse wherever he pleases." (Proverbs 21:1)

6. Stupak Calling It Quits - AP

Anti-abortion Democrat Rep. Bart Stupak, slammed for role in health care law, says he won't seek re-election.

- This whole episode of Bart Stupak's betrayal of the pro-life cause has brought great pain to our nation. Ask the Lord to begin His healing process in the hearts of all those who have lost trust in their elected representatives - and in their promises - and ask the LORD to restore what the locust has eaten here. May a man or woman of integrity, who values life, be elected instead to this office in November. Amen.

- "as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD." (Joshua 24:15)

The Middle East in Focus

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

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

1. Israel seeks UN condemnation of Palestinians - Ynet News

Israel has filed a complaint with the United Nations Thursday over alleged Palestinian plans to name an official PA building after terror mastermind Yahya Ayyash.

2. Russian FM urges Hamas to halt 'unconscionable' rocket fire - ICEJ News

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has called on Hamas to stop firing rockets into Israel, officials in Moscow said Thursday. Lavrov told Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal in a phone conversation that the Palestinian terror militia must stop the "unconscionable firing of rockets from the Gaza Strip into southern Israel."

3. Israel's mini-cabinet considering 4-month freeze in east Jerusalem - ICEJ News

US pressure on Netanyahu may be prelude to imposed peace plan

While publicly vowing not to bow to American pressure for a ban on Jewish building in east Jerusalem, the seven members of Israel's inner security cabinet are privately considering a four month freeze on new housing to help facilitate the launch of US-brokered "proximity talks" with the Palestinian Authority.

4. Egyptian forces uncover large weapons cache in Sinai - ICEJ News

Egyptian security forces discovered a large cache of weapons before dawn on Thursday in the northern Sinai desert near the border with Gaza, including over 100 anti-aircraft missiles, 45 RPG's,40 explosive devices, and ammunition for small arms.

The Daily Jot

The Prophetic Significance of The White House Aggression Against Israel

Reuters reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has pulled out of a planned trip to Washington next week for a 47-country nuclear security summit hosted by the White House. The report says that Netanyahu learned that Turkey and Egypt planned to raise the question of Israel's nuclear arsenal and try to force it to sign the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty. Israel has never confirmed nor denied possession of nuclear weapons as part of its security protocol. Netanyahu was planning on attending the conference because the White House had reassured him there would be no discussion on Israel's undeclared nuclear arms, but rather an opportunity to lobby support for sanctions against Iran.

Jerusalem news outlet NRG says that the White House has adopted a new policy of denying visas to Israeli Nuclear Research Center scientists who routinely came to America for continuing education on nuclear technology. In addition, One scientist told NRG, "I do not understand why all the top security is silent when our great friend is working against us in such a blatant manner." But the policy extends beyond visas. Nuclear Engineering Professor Zeev Alfasi stated that "the United States doesn't sell anything nuclear-related to the Dimona reactor, and that means absolutely nothing. Radiation detectors, for example, have to be purchased now in France because the USA refuses to sell these to Israel."

In a January 27 report, the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs stated that massive US weapons sales to Arab rivals in the Middle East have eroded Israel's military superiority over its neighbors. The report said over the last year, the United States refused to approve any major Israeli weapons requests. At the same time, the White House has approved more than $10 billion worth of arms sales to Arab League states, including Egypt, Kuwait, Jordan, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Israeli Government sources asserted that the refusal represented a White House policy to link most arms sales to Israel to progress in the US plan to establish a Palestinian state in the West Bank.

Fact is, there is an Arab who occupies the Oval Office. He was brought up in the Muslim faith tradition, his grandfather, father, and step father all Muslims. In an interview with New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof in March 2007, he "recalled the opening lines of the Arabic call to prayer, reciting them with a first-rate accent...[He] described the call to prayer as "one of the prettiest sounds on Earth at sunset." Is it no wonder this man is coming against Israel? In Zechariah 12:9, the Lord, speaking of the latter days, says, "And it shall come to pass in that day, that I will seek to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem." Prepare yourselves for the days ahead.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Sunday, April 11, is Holocaust Remembrance Day

"March of Remembrance to be Held in Washington, D.C.

The United States officially commemorates the Holocaust during Days of Remembrance, each April marking the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is mandated by the U.S. Congress to lead the nation in observing these days of remembrance.

A March of Remembrance will take place in Washington D.C. on April 11th in cooperation with Messianic congregations and Christian churches.

The march will start at the Holocaust Museum and it will finish on the West Lawn of Congress with an open air meeting.

The evening event will take place at Immanuel's Church in Silver Springs, MD

The vision of this march is to take a stand with Israel, to make a public declaration in the face of rising anti-Semitism by commemorating the Holocaust, honoring the victims and survivors and making a way for reconciliation. For more details, please see the website by going here. There are going to be marches all across the US, but the key event is going to be in D.C. and we are expecting between 2000 - 3000 people for the open air meeting.


Meanwhile, Intercessors for America has warned that a new anti-Semitic movie, "With God on Our Side," is now being released across America. Institute on Religion and Democracy President, Mark Tooley, offers this critique of "With God on Our Side," a new anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian solidarity film being released this month:

The film's main message to evangelicals, especially to young people, is that the Old Religious Right crassly imposed a pro-Israel U.S. foreign policy based on its end-times theology, creating untold suffering among largely innocent Palestinians.

The overly reductive film suggests that more thoughtful, more compassionate evangelicals will reject that heritage and instead stand with the Palestinians as the victim group most needing Christian compassion. The script and treatment perpetuates a simplistic stereotype alleging that American Evangelicals self-servingly only support Israel because a Jewish presence there is central to their blood thirsty, apocalyptic dreams about the Second Coming.

The "Progressive" Left and many "emergents" are now adopting the old Religious Left's Liberation Theology view of the Middle East, in which the Palestinians are the impoverished Third World victims, while Israel and the U.S. are the imperialists.

"'With God on Our Side' projects that Bible-believing evangelicals support apartheid-like, Jewish wall-builders while neglecting persecuted Palestinians. Of course, their persecution is faulted not just on Israel, but also the United States, especially its evangelicals.


The film, "Repentance: Changing the Future by Confronting the Past," a documentary on the Holocaust and a generation-long work of repentance and intercession spearheaded by German-born Basilea Schlink and a Lutheran order of nuns is being aired on Shalom TV through the remainder of this week. It is a Video on Demand Network that airs through the local digital cable network. The film can be accessed any time of the day this week. You can view a 6-minute excerpt on under "Featured Program."


1. Pray that the Lord use this day to awaken remembrance, to reduce anti-Semitism globally, on U.S. campuses, and to establish truth and displace the lies of Holocaust denial.

2. Pray that many Jews and Christians will tune in and view the "Repentance" film this week leading to Yom HaShoah on April 11, Holocaust Heroism and Remembrance Day.

3. Lament and pray against a rise of anti-Semitism in churches and among young believers as the film, "With God on Our Side," is released. It is an anti-Israel, pro-Palestinian "progressive" evangelical emergent film.

4. Pray for revelation of Jesus as Messiah among Jews, Palestinians, Arabs and all people in the Middle East. (Source: Intercessors for America)

Good News Corner

WV Coal Miner's Testimony Just Weeks before Death:

"If God takes me tomorrow, I've had a good life" by Aimee Herd, Breaking Christian News, April 9, 2010

"He said he was thankful that the Lord had saved his soul. . ."

As a West Virginia community, and the country, tries to deal with the devastating heartbreak of the loss of so many miners in the Upper Big Branch coal mine, one of the miners' statements may help to bring comfort.

Benny Willingham, one of the miners lost in Monday's explosive disaster underground, testified in his church, a couple weeks ago, and what he said has proved to be somewhat prophetic.

Benny's sister told CBS News reporter, Harry Smith, " . . . a couple weeks ago in church, he said he was thankful that the Lord had saved his soul, and he said 'He has watched over me in the mines for over 30 years.' He said, 'If He takes me tomorrow, I've had a good life.'"

Benny, who was described as a "loving, loving man who loved God and loved his family," had worked in the WV mines for over 30 years and was just weeks before retirement. Having served in the US Air Force, Benny will have military honors at the funeral. [Originally reported by Harry Smith, CBS News]

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