Friday, June 11, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - June 11, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Friday, June 11, 2010

"But as for you, be strong and do not give up, for your work will be rewarded." (2 Chronicles 15:7)

The Daily Brief

1. Democrats Spar Over Derivatives Rules - Wall Street Journal

Democratic efforts to swiftly steer a financial-overhaul bill into law stumbled as House and Senate leaders clashed over how best to regulate the $600 trillion derivatives market.

- Father, we see that Your boldness and confidence is operating now in the midst of these actions. Surely Wall Street is stirring in response to the move of the Spirit of God. We continue to pray for those in authority to seek Your wisdom as You have answers far beyond all finances. Only then will we reach the point that enough is enough, and we will able to hear and obey You in all financial decisions that are being made in our nation.

- Mercy and truth have met together; Righteousness and peace have kissed. Truth shall spring out of the earth, and righteousness shall look down from heaven. (Psalm 85 v 10,11)

2. U.S. on track for another $1 trillion-plus deficit - Washington Times

The budget deficit through the first eight months of the government's budget year is running slightly below last year's record-setting pace.

- Father, You said You will provide all of our needs according to Your riches in Glory, when we simply trust in You. Let even those in Congress see that this Biblical principle applies in their decision making as well.

- Now all who believed were together and had all things in common, and sold their possessions and goods, and divided them among all, as anyone had need. So continuing daily with one accord in the temple, and breaking bread from house to house, they ate their food with gladness and simplicity of heart, pleasing God and having favor with all the people. And the Lord added to the church those who were being saved. (Acts 2 v 44- 47)

3. U.S. Estimates Double Oil Flow Into Gulf - Fox News

New figures for the blown-out well at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico show the amount of oil spewing may have been up to twice as much as previously thought, according to scientists consulting with the federal government.

- Father, we recognize this has been more than we were told, but You in Your omniscience knew the facts all along. We know that You gave us the waters and the earth to use for our good. We are to care for one another, and in doing so the land will be fruitful. We ask for forgiveness for that which was of wrongdoing, and seek you Lord for direction concerning the root of this enormous problem. We don't want to grumble; instead we want to thank You for what You are showing us.

- "The waters saw You, Oh God; The waters saw You, they were afraid; The depths also trembled." (Psalm 77:16)

4. Iran sanctions won't stop arms deal - Jerusalem Post

Russia said Thursday that the new UN sanctions do not forbid the delivery of S-300 air-defense missiles to Iran.

- Pray, asking the LORD to cancel and to put an end to this open door of destruction against Israel. Thank Him for His mighty hand of protection over "the apple of God's eye," Israel. Pray!

- But Israel shall be saved by the Lord, With an everlasting salvation; You shall not be ashamed or disgraced, Forever and ever. ( Isaiah 45:17)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"But from everlasting to everlasting the LORD's love is with those who fear him, and his righteousness with their children's children." (Psalm 103:17 NIV)

1. Israel, US hold joint strike drill - Jerusalem Post

Israel and the United States simulated war this week in a massive aerial drill that included dozens of F-16 fighter jets from both countries.

2. EU seeks to open sea route to Gaza - Jerusalem Post

The European Union wants to help open a sea route to Gaza and to revive and expand its role at the land crossings into the area, diplomatic sources told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday.

3. No sign of war with Hizbullah soon - Jerusalem Post

UNIFIL has not found any evidence of Hizbullah military activity and smuggling or the presence of guerilla fighters in its area of operations in Southern Lebanon, the commander of the multinational peacekeeping force, Maj.-Gen. Alberto Asarta Cuevas, has told The Jerusalem Post in an exclusive first interview to the Israeli press.

4. Fatah may delay PA elections - Ynet News

The Fatah movement is considering filing an appeal with the Elections Committee and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, in an effort to postpone the local elections in the Palestinian Authority due to internal disagreement and division within the faction.

The Good News Corner

Pray for Outreach at World Cup Soccer Games
June 11 - July 11, 2010

A staggering 3 million international visitors are flocking to the metropolis of Cape Town, South Africa for the highly anticipated 2010 World Cup Soccer Games. Media is calling this the biggest event since the Olympic Games.

Among the internationals is the YWAM Sports DTS outreach team from Youth With A Mission, Brisbane. The team joined forces with other YWAM groups and spent 9 weeks leading up to the World Cup in training and ministering to the masses. The Sports teams also got to join in on the special YWAM 50th Ministry Jubilee Anniversary in Cape Town in late May.

The family of Nelson Mandela says he will make a brief appearance at the World Cup's opening ceremony in Johannesburg Friday. Now frail at 91, Mr. Mandela will likely greet fans and players for 10 to 15 minutes before heading home. After five years as the country's first post-apartheid president, Mr. Mandela worked to bring the World Cup to South Africa.

This year's tournament marks the first time the Cup is playing played on the African continent. Media is calling this the biggest sporting event since the Olympic Games, expecting South Africa to be the center of the globe's focus for the 4 weeks of the World Cup. With such a massive influx of tourists, crime rates are expected to sky-rocket in the notoriously dangerous nation of South Africa, as well as a shocking 40,000 sex-workers being rounded up for prostitution during the event. In the midst of one of the world's largest celebrations thousands of lives will be tragically squandered and perhaps permanently damaged; others will be won to Christ.

As disturbing as these statistics are, YWAM and other teams have identified this dire need and are gathering to be ministers of God's love and bring a message of hope and fulfillment during an event where the world would opt to turn a blind eye.


- Pray for teams from Youth With a Mission (YWAM) and all local outreach ministries - that multitudes will be saved!

- Pray for non-violence during the games and for low crime.
- Pray for Cape Town, and for all of South Africa.

"And the lord said unto the servant, Go out into the highways and hedges, and compel them to come in, that my house may be filled." (Luke 14:23)

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