Wednesday, July 21, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - July 21, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Terror Alert #1
• Terror Alert #2
• Terror Alert #3
• Terror Alert #4
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Jesus said, "Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in Me. (John 14:1)

The Daily Brief

1. Pakistan: Politician Facing Death Threats For Defending Christians - Worthy News

A high-ranking Pakistani politician, who negotiated the release of kidnapped Christians and fought against controversial blasphemy laws, says he and his family are in life danger after receiving threatening phone calls from suspected Islamic militants.

- Almighty God, we ask that Your powerful warrior angels be dispatched from heaven to hold back the powers of hell in Pakistan. Restrain the evil spirits who are moving men and women to commit dastardly deeds upon innocent citizens. May the power of God come down hard on the entire landmass of Pakistan and pray the angels hold bound all the wickedness, so there will be no blood shed. Send forth Your presence and stir up revival in the land that millions of Pakistanis turn to Christ in salvation. In Jesus Name.

- "I will praise thee, O Lord, among the people: I will sing unto thee among the nations. For thy mercy is great unto the heavens, and thy truth unto the clouds. Be thou exalted, O God, above the heavens: let thy glory be above all the earth." (Psalm 57:0-11)

2. Iran to retaliate for UN sanctions - Jerusalem Post

Iran's parliament has adopted a bill authorizing tit-for-tat retaliation against countries that inspect Iranian ships and aircraft as part of the latest set of UN sanctions slapped on Tehran.

- Lord, we thank you for these sanctions that are starting to "bite" at Iran. We pray Iran's leadership would give up their pride and arrogance against the U.S. and other nations. Reveal to them that the Most High God rules the kingdom of mankind.

- Your kingdom shall be sure to you after you have learned that authority is from heaven. 27) get rid of your sins by means of almsgiving, and your iniquities by showing mercy to the weak, till your transgressions are removed from you. (Daniel 4: 26b, 27)

3. Gulf oil well cap appears successful - USA Today

Engineers battling the Gulf of Mexico oil spill are confident that the cap over the rogue well is strong enough that they may be able to plug it by pumping mud inside, bringing the three-month disaster closer to an end, BP and the Coast Guard said Monday.

- Father, overrule all opposition to the success of capping this oil well. Give those who are on sight Your intelligence to follow what you impress them to do for in this they shall have good success. Place Your protective angels all around this derrick, the well, and the men and equipment that they will meet with good success. In Jesus Name.

- "And this is the confidence that we have in Him, that, if we ask any thing according to His will, He hears us." (I John 5:14)

4. Judge Extends Order Blocking Okla. Abortion Law - NewsMax

A judge has issued an injunction extending a temporary restraining order blocking enforcement of an Oklahoma law that would require women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus.

- Oh God, sustain this law that requires women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound and hear a description of the fetus. Knowledge will hold back sin and degradation and future heartbreak that could last a lifetime. Deliver these women by protecting them by order of the law. Save the unborn babies from extinction. Block the enemies. Cast them down, Lord. Bring deliverance that these women and babies be saved. In Jesus Name.

- "And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto His heavenly kingdom; to whom be glory forever and ever." (II Timothy 4:18)

5. US officials push back at 'troubling' spy agency report - Ynet News

US officials pushed back Monday at a lengthy Washington Post report critical of the bloated and sometimes inefficient US intelligence network, which one called a "roadmap" for US foes.

- Lord, we ask for a streamlined and integrated intelligence agency. We ask for leadership that will enable this agency to quickly respond to any threats.

- Behold, I am sending you like lambs among wolves; therefore be wise as serpents and pure as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

6. Senate expected to vote to restore unemployment benefits - USA Today

The Senate cleared the way for 2.5 million out-of-work Americans to start receiving unemployment checks again, breaking a Republican roadblock minutes after swearing in a new senator.

- Lord, we pray the political games will stop. We pray for both parties to put a plan in place to cut budgets somewhere else to pay for this extension, instead of adding more debt. In the meantime, we pray jobs, and all needs be met, for the families who are suffering.

- God is able to make all goodness abound to you, and may you always have enough of everything for yourselves, and may you abound in every good work. (11 Corinthians 9:8)

The Middle East in Focus

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

Come, let us bow down in worship; let us kneel before the LORD our Maker. (Psalm 95:6)

1. Report: PA still inciting hatred - Jerusalem Post

When proximity talks started in May, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas declared that the PA would fulfill its commitments, with a special focus on stopping incitement. But the ensuing two months have brought no change in the messages being transmitted from the Palestinian Authority and Fatah to Palestinians, according to a new report by Palestinian Media Watch.

2. Likud lawmaker: Jews should be allowed freer access to Temple Mount - Ha'aretz

A senior lawmaker of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing party on Tuesday visited a flashpoint religious site in Jerusalem revered by Jews and Muslims, a move that has sparked violence in the past.

3. Netanyahu: I'm willing to take political risks for peace - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has told the European Union's foreign policy chief that he is ready to take a political risk to reach an agreement with the Palestinians, but only if he does not have to take a security risk, sources say.

4. Fatah supports direct talks on condition - Jerusalem Post

Fatah leaders convened in Ramallah on Tuesday to discuss the latest developments regarding the peace process and reforms in the faction.

5. EU ministers to visit Gaza in September - Ynet News

Diplomatic sources in Madrid said Tuesday a ministerial delegation from the EU, headed by Spain's Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, will visit the Gaza Strip this September.

The Daily Jot

High crimes and misdemeanors of a covetous government

The unconstitutional federal takeover of the financial, auto and insurance industries has cost the American taxpayer some $3.7 trillion. The Special Inspector General for the Trouble Asset Relief Program (TARP) says the debt accelerated because of over $500 billion that continues to flow into the corrupt and inept Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac mortgage guarantees--the places where cronies of the current White House purportedly tripped the financial meltdown that spanned the globe. The Inspector General holds the US Treasury responsible and came just short of accusing the cabinet level branch of the current Administration of malfeasance.

The Inspector General wrote in his report; "Treasury's refusal to provide meaningful goals for this important program is a fundamental failure of transparency and accountability that makes it far more difficult for the American people and their representatives in Congress to assess whether the program's benefits are worth its very substantial cost." The American people already assessed this fiasco. A Rasmussen poll of 1,000 likely voters nationwide indicates that 56% say it was a bad idea for the federal government to provide bailout funding for banks and other financial institutions. Some 59% say the bailouts will hurt the economy in the long run or have no impact." In other words a waste of hard earned money.

This particular phase of the bailout--where there has been little or no accountability as to who received the money--cost every American man, woman and child nearly $12,000. And the cost will be more as interest piles up on this debt that 61% of Americans believe will never be paid back. The amazing thing about the Rasmussen poll is that the numbers are virtually unchanged since April of 2009 when all this takeover legislation was being implemented. Americans knew then it was a bad idea, yet Congress and the man who occupies the Oval Office went against the will of the people and forced this horrendous and unconstitutional wealth redistribution upon its citizenry.

The Tenth Commandment is found in Exodus 20:17: "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's." The White House has coveted all our possessions by taking not only our current money, but also the money of our children, grandchildren, and children not yet born and redistributed it to those who did not earn it. Article I Section 4 of the US Constitution provides for the impeachment of the president, vice president and all civil officers of the United States for conviction of "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors." It is time to impeach all who were involved with this.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

Terror Alert #1

U.S. court fines N. Korea for terror plot - $300 million for attack in Israel

A federal court has found North Korea guilty of aiding terrorists and has fined Pyongyang $300 million in connection with a 1972 terrorist attack in Israel. However, it is unlikely North Korea's totalitarian regime will recognize the U.S. court's decision and pay the fine. "North Korea's demonstrated and well-known policy to encourage, support and direct a campaign of murder against civilians amply justifies the imposition of punitive damages against it," Judge Francisco A. Besosa of the U.S. District Court in Puerto Rico said in a ruling Friday. Noting that North Korea's "budget for the export of terrorism is not known," Judge Besosa said the court would adopt the "typical punitive damages award of $300 million."

The lawsuit was filed by the family of Carmelo Calderon-Molina, a U.S. citizen who was killed in the attack at Lod Airport, now known as Ben-Gurion International Airport, in Tel Aviv. Mr. Calderon-Molina died trying to protect a pregnant woman. Another U.S. citizen, Pablo Tirado-Ayala, was injured in the May 30, 1972, attack. The attack was carried out by the Japanese Red Army (JRA) and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) with material support from North Korea and North Korea's Cabinet General Intelligence Bureau. (Washington Times) Read more.

The source for this and all terror alerts today is:

The IPT Terror Alert
Wednesday 21 July 2010

Terror Alert #2

Israel Holds Captured Flotilla Ships

Israel is seeking written assurances from Turkey that the three IHH ships which it has in its possession, captured during the May 31 Gaza-bound flotilla incident, will not be used for another blockade-running attempt before it agrees to send them back to Turkey, reported Turkish daily Hurriyet Tuesday. The IHH, which organized the ships of the flotilla, is demanding that Israel provide tug boats to tow the ships back to Turkey, according to Hurriyet. The Israeli Foreign Ministry has yet to respond to the complaint IHH lodged at the Embassy in Tel Aviv. "Israel has long been dragging its feet and made public that it will not give the ships back unless the commission inquiry is concluded. I think the process will last four or five months," said Salih Bilici of the IHH. (Jerusalem Post) Read more.

Terror Alert #3

Court orders State Department to review ruling on alleged terror group

A federal appeals court on Friday ordered the State Department to review its designation of the People's Mujahedin Organization of Iran as a foreign terrorist organization, strongly suggesting the designation should be revoked. The ruling by the three-judge panel hands yet another foreign-policy hot potato to the Obama administration.

The PMOI, also known as the Mujahedin-e Khalq, has for years fought its designation as a foreign terrorist organization, contending that it was only placed on the list in 1997 by the Clinton administration to curry favor with the Iranian government, which views the group as a threat.
The 22-page ruling said that the group's due process protections were violated because the State Department did not give it a chance to rebut unclassified information used to justify the designation. The current designation was reaffirmed by then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in January, 2009, in one her last acts, even though the State's top counterterrorism official at the time, Dell L. Dailey, had pushed to delist the People's Mujahedeen.

The ruling is posted here.

(Washington Post) Read more.

PRAYER REQUEST: Pray that this ruling is overturned in a higher court. (Matthew 18:19)

Terror Alert #4

Congresswoman: Iran's interest in Latin America calculated, threat to U.S. national security

A candle lighting was held Sunday night at the Aventura Chabad to remember the victims of a terrorist attack that occurred 16 years ago, but it was concern for the future -- and Iran's intentions in Latin America -- that dominated the speeches given to the packed synagogue. The bombing, on July 18, 1994, caused the seven-story building of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina (AMIA; Jewish-Argentine Mutual Association community center) in Buenos Aires to collapse, killing 85 people and injuring another 300.

In 2006, Argentine prosecutors charged the government of Iran with ordering the attack, and the Lebanese militia Hezbollah with carrying it out. Both Iran and Hezbollah denied the charges. In the last several years, Iran has sought to improve its relations with Latin America, and has found a strong ally in Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. This was clearly cause for concern for Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, R-Miami, one of the first to address the crowd.
(Miami Herald) Read more.

The Good News Corner

The Power of One Small Cross

[One of our partners has sent us this suggestion; we submit this idea to you now for your own prayerful consideration. When all is said and done, the Cross of Christ IS our Good News today, and always!]

When driving to, from, and through Frankenmuth, Michigan, I'm always intrigued with the many small simple crosses in the front yards of the homes we pass by. Those crosses are a statement of support for Frankenmuth's Christian foundation. Two years ago an atheist living there complained about two crosses on a bridge in town. He requested that they be removed and the town removed them. He then decided that, since he was so successful with that, the city shield should also be changed since it had on it, along with other symbols, a heart with a cross inside signifying the city's Lutheran beginnings. At that point, the residents decided they had had enough. Hundreds of residents made their opinions known by placing small crosses in their front yards. Seeing this quiet but powerful statement from the community, the man removed his complaint. Those simple crosses remain in those front yards today.

After passing those crosses for two years, it finally hit me that a small cross in millions of front yards across our country could provide a powerful and inspiring message for all Americans passing them every day.

I think it might be time to take this idea across America. We have an administration that says "we are not a Christian nation." And everywhere you look the ACLU and others are trying to remove from our history and current lives any reference to God, prayer, or the fact that our country was founded on Judeo-Christian principles. Our administration can't bring themselves to talk about "radical Muslims or Islamic terrorists" for fear of offending them, but they can talk about Americans "clinging to their guns and their religion," or insinuate that our own military troops coming home from service overseas might turn into terrorists. The majority of Americans are Christians, why are we letting this happen to us?


It would be a beautiful thing to see crosses all across America.

Please share this. Encourage all you know to stand for America's Judeo-Christian heritage and our religious freedom.

God Bless America!
Marci Phares
Bay City, MI

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