Wednesday, May 12, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - May 12, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Empty Suit, Meet Empty Robe
• Vandals Attack Cross
• A Vote Of No Confidence
• hold for Isarel poll
• The Good News Corner
• Worship With Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, May 12, 2010

"The LORD sat as King at the flood; Yes, the LORD sits as King forever. The LORD will give strength to His people; The LORD will bless His people with peace." (Psalm 29:10,11)

1. GOP Warns of Democrats' Coming Spending Spree - NewsMax

Even as the European debt crisis rocks U.S. markets, congressional Democrats are poised to go on a huge spending spree during the next few weeks, potentially creating hundreds of billions of dollars in new red ink just before the Memorial Day recess.

-Father God, we call forth heavenly intervention to stand against all the works of darkness whose goal is to set in place the financial collapse of America. We ask that Your hand go out and hold back the tide of out-of-control spending by our government and save us from economic disaster. You are our hope, and it is You who will give us the strength to stand. We cry out to You to dispatch angels who will stand watch to resist and destroy every bill while the ink is still wet that would put us into deeper debt. In Jesus Name.

- "Blow the triumphant in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord comes, for it is nigh at hand." (Joel 2:1)

2. RNC Targeting 122 House Seats - NewsMax

The RNC is keeping an eye on a huge number of House seats in advance of the pending midterm elections, and believes that at least 122 seats held by Democrats are valid targets.

- God, fill all these House seats with the man/woman of Your choice. With the all-seeing eye of our God, You see what lies ahead and what is needed to uphold a strong position of honesty and character. Guide the elections from heaven. Let Your voice be heard on the earth. Set in place those who will carry out Your divine will. You are great and You are strong that executes Your Word. In Jesus Name.

- "The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the thoughts of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord; and the people whom He has chosen for His own inheritance." (Psalm 33:11-12)

3. Senate demands one-time audit of the Fed - Washington Times

Senators demanded on Tuesday to be let in on what they called the most secretive, powerful federal agency in existence, voting overwhelmingly to force the Federal Reserve to undergo an audit of the loans and deals it made during the financial turmoil of the past several years.

- Lord God, we ask that You go into every secret corner, into every hidden place, and bring to the surface these secretive societies, and the powerful, hidden government and financiers that control the world. Expose those who control from behind the scenes. Crush their control by the blood of Jesus. Send Your warring angels into their homes, offices, cars, families, and destroy their evil power and influence. Unmask their identity. Pull off their covering. Break their power to destroy. You are God over all. You are all powerful and we lean upon our God for help. In Jesus Name.

- "The righteous cry, and the Lord hears and delivers them out of all their troubles." (Psalm 34:17)

4. Controversial Mojave cross stolen in California - AFP

A controversial cross erected to honor American war dead in the Mojave National Preserve has been stolen after the US Supreme Court rejected calls for it to be removed, officials said Tuesday.

- God, may Your Holy eyes follow those who are in possession of this cross and expose their whereabouts that the cross may be recovered. May these people who stole it, find themselves to have crossed the line, and they are now dealing with the mighty God in heaven. There is no power on earth that can destroy the significance of the cross, not in this life, nor in the world to come. Reveal to their hearts what the cross represents and extend grace to them that they come into a saving knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. In Jesus Name.

- "For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God." (1Corinthians 1:18)

5. Russia says may build nuclear power plant in Syria - Reuters

Russia may help build a nuclear power plant in Syria, Russia's energy minister said on Tuesday, a step that could upset the West due to unresolved allegations Damascus tried to construct a potential nuclear weapons facility in secret.

- Father, expose the location of all the so-called "secret" construction of nuclear weapons facilities all over the world so that we know who our enemies are. Nothing is hidden from Your eyes and You see the evil brewing and the coming destruction. Hold back the works of darkness, that they are not unleashed until You call them forth by Your excellent wisdom. In Your mercy, we ask for Your protection by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus Name.

- "And I gave my heart to seek and search out by wisdom concerning all things that are done under heaven: this sore travail has God given to the sons of man to be exercised therewith." (Ecclesiastes 1:13)

6. US official cites setbacks for Iran's nuke program - Ynet News

Obama's top nuclear adviser said Tuesday that setbacks in Iran's uranium enrichment program have significantly delayed its progress toward building a nuclear weapon.

- God, we thank You for divine intervention here. All things are under Your control. We glorify our God who stands against that which brings death and destruction. Your angels are assigned to the position of gatekeepers and this gate has closed off the building of nuclear weapons in Iran. We thank You for Your protection. In Jesus Name.

-"Seven times a day do I praise You, because of Your righteous judgments." (Psalm 119:164)

7. Conservatives Shape Coalition as Brown Leaves - Wall Street Journal

Conservative Party leader David Cameron on Tuesday completed a tortuous journey to become Britain's prime minister, and clinched a fragile power-sharing deal with the country's No. 3 political party in the wake of Thursday's inconclusive election.

- God, the power of the nations are ordered by the Lord. We entreat You to be the overseer of all that this new leader assigns to accomplish. May He see visions of God's direction for him to follow and he stand in the strength of the Lord. Surround him with godly counselors who will promote Your dictates. In Jesus Name.

- "The Lord is good, a stronghold and refuge in the day of trouble; and He knows them that trust in Him." (Nahum 1:7)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Those who know your name will trust in you, for you, LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you." (Psalm 9:10 )

1. Netanyahu: Iran trying to provoke war between Israel and Syria - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said that Iran is trying to provoke war between Israel and Syria, during a visit to a Northern Command training base.

2. MESS Report / Nobody wants war, but Israel's Lebanon border is heating up - Ha'aretz

A synopsis of the declarations of the past 48 hours: The prime minister accused Iran of trying to provoke war between Syria and Israel; the minister for strategic affairs reiterated that a military option exists against Iran's nuclear program; Iran's parliamentary speaker threatened a "final and decisive war" against Israel; Lebanon's prime minister expressed support for Hezbollah's right to have Scud missiles in its arsenal; Syria's president warned of "the demise of the peace process"; and Russia's president, visiting Damascus, said he fears a catastrophe in the region.

3. Israel official: Arms-laden N. Korean plane for Hamas, Hezbollah - USA Today

Israel's foreign minister claimed Wednesday that an aircraft loaded with North Korean weapons seized in Bangkok in December was bound for Palestinian militant groups Hamas and Hezbollah.

The Daily Jot

The Prophetic Significance of the Kagan Supreme Court Nomination--Separation from God

The least credentialed president of the past 60 years has tagged the least credentialed candidate for a Supreme Court nomination in history. Elena Kagan has no judicial experience; no paper trail on opinions on important issues; has a disdain for the US Military and is passionately on board with the homosexual agenda--that should be enough for any self respecting Christian American to take to the streets in protest. It should be enough for any self respecting American to demand in the strongest possible terms that this president respect the people enough to appoint a Supreme Court justice whose qualifications reflect the values of the American people rather than some romantic view of communist utopia.

While all the media will be hailing Kagan's charismatic and engaging personality, her so-called "moderate" viewpoints and her "clean slate" record, there is one person who has already stood with a firm grasp on the reasoning this man has chosen Kagan. Constitutional Attorney and co-author of the new best seller, "The Blueprint: Obama's Plan to Subvert the Constitution and Build and Imperial Presidency" Ken Klukowski says the man who occupies the Oval Office needs Kagan on his Supreme Court to advance his leftist agenda. Klukowski writes, ". . . make no mistake: Elena Kagan is a liberal-a brilliant, young, charismatic liberal-and [sic] he picked her because he needs her on the Court."

Klukowski says that the man in the White House "needs a Supreme Court that will rule that the Constitution allows the federal government to impose [sic] socialized health care's individual mandate, ordering Americans how they must spend their own money. He needs a Supreme Court that will allow him to impose job-killing cap-and-trade and card-check rules through executive action, instead of legislation. He needs a Supreme Court that says you have a right to same-sex marriage-which the Constitution does not mention-but that you do not have a right to own a gun-which the Constitution explicitly mentions in the Second Amendment."

Klukowski says that much of the White House agenda is unconstitutional and that "It cannot survive unless he creates a Supreme Court in his own image, with justices who share his vision." The Bible in many places calls the Lord God the "habitation of justice." It is in God's law that America's Constitution was birthed. Without God's tenets of justice etched upon the hearts of those who would judge, the laws by which we live become dynamic, constantly changing to fit social values. Under this White House and its appointment, the situation in Isaiah 59:14 may come to pass: "And judgment is turned away backward, and justice stands afar off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." We are separated from God.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Empty Suit, Meet Empty Robe

Since President Obama can't nominate himself to the Supreme Court, he settled for the next best thing: an ideological twin. A young and charismatic law professor, Elena Kagan seems to be a mirror image of her friend from the Windy City. Woefully inexperienced, she, too, may have charmed her way into one of the most powerful positions in America with a clever charisma that hides her ultimate agenda: to reshape the court with a profoundly radical bent. Beloved by students and respected by colleagues, Kagan's congeniality may be the key, Ken Klukowski says, to "recruit[ing] moderate justices to support liberal ideas."

Already, the media is acknowledging that her nomination will raise the profile of social issues. And none of those are more controversial than the ongoing debate over homosexuals in the military. As the Democratic leadership continues to hatch a scheme that would bypass the Pentagon's review of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" (DADT), no one is more in favor of abolishing the policy than the President's next Supreme Court justice. After 9-11, while our troops were fighting for their lives, Kagan was fighting them. Angry about the ban on homosexuality in the military, Kagan took out her frustrations on recruiters by kicking them off Harvard's campus. Their "crime"? Abiding by the policy that Congress had passed. As Ed Whelan said, "She elevated her own ideology above what Congress, acting on the advice of military leaders, had determined best served the interests of nationa l security." Sound familiar? Some in the current Congress are guilty of the same disrespect. Instead of waiting for the Pentagon's recommendations, Democrats are pushing ahead to repeal DADT without a shred of input from the same military that will have to implement the decision.

Speaking of her deep ties with the gay agenda, Kagan may also be a reliable vote for same-sex "marriage." During her confirmation hearings for Solicitor General, Kagan said that she didn't believe there was a constitutional right to counterfeit marriage. So far, so good. But in a March 18, 2009 letter to Sen. Arlen Specter clarifying her position, she hints at a vastly different view. "Constitutional rights are a product of constitutional text as interpreted by the courts and understood by the nation's citizenry and its elected representatives." In other words, Whelan writes, "Kagan was saying only that the courts haven't yet invented a federal constitutional right to same-sex 'marriage.'" What else would the court--her court--invent? Contact your senators today and ask them to thoroughly question Kagan's judicial philosophy. (Family Research Council)

Vandals Attack Cross

The Mojave Cross - erected as a war memorial - withstood the assaults of the ACLU, but it could not stand against vandals. According to the National Park Service, thieves tore down the 7-foot structure late Sunday night or early Monday morning. Just two weeks ago the Supreme Court upheld a congressionally-approved land transfer so that cross would be on private rather than public property. I think it is safe to assume that whoever tore down the cross wasn't a fan of the court's ruling.

In his opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote, "Here one Latin cross in the desert evokes far more than religion. It evokes thousands of small crosses in foreign fields marking the graves of Americans who fell in battles, battles whose tragedies are compounded if the fallen are forgotten." In addition to forgetting the sacrifices of our veterans, we're forgetting the religious heritage of this country, and the fact that this nation was settled by pilgrims seeking religious freedom.

A Vote Of No Confidence

This weekend, conservative activists at the Utah Republican state convention gave a vote of "no confidence" in Senator Robert Bennett. Unique party rules in Utah require candidates to meet a 40% threshold at the state convention in order to get on the ballot. After receiving just 27% on the second round of balloting, the three-term incumbent Republican was essentially fired by the conservative activists who dominated the convention.

Predictably, the media is spinning Bennett's loss as just one more example of "radical rightwing extremists" purging moderates from the party. But, as usual, the truth is very different. A three-term incumbent does not fail to get 40% of the vote without cause. Bennett had taken a number of positions in recent years that were contrary to the conservative values of most Utah Republicans - from supporting certain bailout programs to bad votes on immigration "reform," taxpayer-funding of embryonic stem cell research to co-sponsoring a bad healthcare bill with Oregon's liberal Democrat Senator Ron Wyden. Bennett's loss should be seen for what it is: GOP activists voting to return their party to its core conservative values. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; May 10, 2010)

The Good News Corner

Federal Court Sides with Pro-Life Student's Expression of Belief

(Camden, NJ)-A federal court ruled last Thursday that the Bridgeton Board of Education should not have prohibited a student at Bridgeton High School from expressing a religious viewpoint on the 6th annual Pro-life Day of Silent Solidarity.

The student was prohibited from participating in the Stand True Ministries-sponsored event by distributing pro-life literature during non-instructional times and wearing a red arm band. School officials told the student that nothing "religious" is allowed in public schools and that they feared the student's arm band could cause disruptions.

Alliance Defense Fund filed the lawsuit on behalf of the student in November of last year. "Pro-life students shouldn't be discriminated against for expressing their beliefs," said ADF Senior Legal Counsel David Cortman.

"The Pro-Life Day of Silent Solidarity provides the opportunity for students to exercise their constitutional right to express their viewpoint in a non-disruptive manner on abortion, just as other students have the right to express their views. We certainly agree with the court's ruling in this case. Government-run schools say that students need to be educated on these issues, but many times they only want to allow one side to be presented."

In its opinion, the court wrote that school district officials "have not presented any convincing argument that students will in fact become disruptive simply because one student is wearing a plain armband. For the foregoing reasons, Plaintiff's Motion is granted and Defendants are permanently enjoined from prohibiting Plaintiff from wearing the armband or distributing the flyers absent a well-founded expectation of disruption." [; May 3, 2010]

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