Tuesday, August 3, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - August 3, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot (1)
• The Daily Jot (2)
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, August 3, 2010

"Behold, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to everyone according to what he has done." (Rev. 22:12)

The Daily Brief

1. NYC landmarks board clears way for building mosque near Ground Zero - Fox News

A city commission on Tuesday denied landmark status to a building near the World Trade Center site, freeing a group to convert the property into an Islamic community center and mosque that has drawn national opposition.

- Wouldn't it be nice if we could build a church or a synagogue at Mecca?

Pray intensely for the salvation of all Moslems, because only in knowing Christ can they know the peace they yearn for. Ask the Lord to so disturb their souls, now that they have "won" this battle, that they will be driven to continue to search for His peace. We can be given all the "power" the world has to offer, but without Christ, it is useless. Pray!

- Again, the devil took Him to a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and their glory. And he said to Him, "All these things will I give you if you fall down and worship me." Then Jesus said to him, "Begone, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only." (Matthew 4:8-10)

2. 9 Dead, 2 Wounded in Warehouse Shooting in Connecticut - AP

A driver caught stealing beer from the warehouse where he worked agreed to resign his job Tuesday and then as "cold as ice," one of his victims said, went on a shooting rampage, killing eight people and injuring two before committing suicide.

Omar Thornton, 34, pulled out a handgun after a meeting in which he was shown video evidence of the thefts and was offered the chance to quit or be fired.

- In times of senseless slaughter as this one, we can only turn to our Father for comfort. Pray for the families of the victims of this tragedy, and if there might have been any way that this rampage could have been prevented, ask our Lord to bring these clues to light. And finally, pary that many others, witnessing this tragedy, would understand that eternity is only a breath away. Are you ready to meet your Maker?

- "And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)

3. With Senate Set to Consider Kagan, Sen. Sessions Blasts Her 'Expansive View' of Federal Power - Las Angeles Times

One of the committee members voting against her was Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama, and he forcefully outlined his objections to her in a letter to his Senate colleagues Monday. "Documents from her tenure at the Clinton White House reveal that in 1996, President Clinton had initially decided to support a ban on all elective partial-birth abortions, with a health exception. But Ms. Kagan successfully convinced him that the procedure should be available more widely, and their policy should include elective abortions for "non-health related reasons," he said.

- Heavenly Father, we pray that something will be revealed that will disqualify Kagan from the Supreme Court. Let a loud and successful opposition rise up against her. Let no other nominees be seated on the Court unless they are truly your servants.

- "Take away the wicked from before the king, And his throne will be established in righteousness. Do not exalt yourself in the presence of the king, and do not stand in the place of the great." (Proverbs 25:5, 6)

4. Report: U.S. Army Homosexual Tied to WikiLeaks Scandal - World Tribune

The American soldier at the center of the scandal involving the theft and release of classified military information that could cost the lives of U.S. military personnel was "openly homosexual" and apparently held a grudge against the U.S. military's anti-gay policy, the British Telegraph newspaper is reporting. Who in the Obama Administration - and the Department of Defense - was aware of his conduct and looked the other way? Was Manning given a pass because his "lifestyle" was considered to be in favor and acceptable under the Obama Administration? Now, it appears that the United States, its soldiers, and relations with countries in the region could pay the price.

- Lord, we pray for a Hedge of Protection around all who might be affected by these revelations. We pray the terrorists will not be able to cull any information from all the documents. Block any more from being released. We pray that these traitors to our nation will be tried and punished severely.

- "But You, O God, shall bring them down to the pit of destruction; Bloodthirsty and deceitful men shall not live out half their days; but I will trust in You." (Psalms 55:23)

5. 94 Days to Decide: Arizona Law Thrusts Immigration to Forefront of 2010 Races - Fox News

A federal judge's decision this week to defang Arizona's immigration law may have given President Obama a first-round victory in court but perhaps not enough momentum to improve the terrible political climate Democrats face heading into the congressional elections this fall. Joanna Burgos of the National Republican Congressional Committee said in these areas, where some illegal immigrants have smuggled drugs and committed violent crimes, the issue is seen as a matter of security far more than one of civil rights or economic well-being.

• Lord, we pray that these coming weeks the candidates running for office will be focused by on jobs, energy, the Bush tax cuts, health care, campaign finance, voter fraud, and illegal immigration and not scandals. Father, we ask You to move upon the hearts of our people so that only godly candidates will be chosen to govern us in the next election. Amen.

- "Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He also named apostles." (Luke 6:12-13)

6. National Guard Troops Begin Deployment Along Southwest Border - ABC News

The deployment of about 1,200 National Guard troops along the southwest border has begun to unfold in a move the White House says shows it means business when it comes to border security. "It's simply not enough," McCain said in May. "We need 6,000." McCain and Kyl Friday unveiled a 10-point "border plan" in which they called for more than $700 million in enhanced security measures, including 1,200 Border Patrol agents and 500 Customs and Border Protection officers.

- Lord, we pray for people to be elected who will secure our borders immediately. Block those who are working against our national security and let people see that it is not about race but about threats to our security. Let more guards be sent to the southwestern border quickly!

- "Blessed are those who keep justice, and he who does righteousness at all times! Remember me, O Lord, with the favor You have toward Your people; Oh, visit me with Your salvation." (Psalms 106:3-4)

7. Virginia AG: Police Can Ask for Immigration Status - Fox News

The attorney general issued his opinion in response to a request from Republican Delegate Bob Marshall of Prince William County, who has introduced a bill like Arizona's, requiring police to ask anyone detained for proof of citizenship if they are suspected of being illegal..

"I think the federal government has chosen not to enforce its own laws and under those circumstances I think the states have every right to try to solve the problem as best they can," said Paul Burgess of Fredericksburg.

- Lord, we thank You for the boldness of leaders who will not allow the states' rights of people to be taken away. We pray that the ban on the Arizona law will be successfully overturned. And that godly people will be placed in authority. Amen.

- "Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice, by me princes rule, and nobles, All the judges of the earth." (Proverbs 8:14-16)

8. Adult Stem Cell Research Far Ahead of Embryonic - ABC News

Adult stem cells are being studied in people who suffer from multiple sclerosis, heart attacks and diabetes. Some early results suggest stem cells can help some patients avoid leg amputation. Recently, researchers reported that they restored vision to patients whose eyes were damaged by chemicals.

"If we can recreate that success in other tissues, what can we possibly imagine for other people?"says Dr. David Scadden of Harvard.

- Lord, we thank you that scientists are now advancing the use of adult stem cells instead of embryonic cells. We pray that great strides will be made in this area of adult stem cells to cure people. And let the embryonic stem cell supporters be silenced by the proof of the success.

- "My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, and from those who persecute me . . . Let the lying lips be put to silence, which speak insolent things proudly and contemptuously against the righteous." (Psalms 31:15,18)

9. Kenyans Go to the Polls Tomorrow - CHPP

Will Decide Whether to Approve a New Constitution

We stand in agreement tonight with our brothers and sisters in Christ in the nation of KENYA, as its citizens go to the polls tomorrow (Wednesday) to cast a vote that will determine the destiny of their nation.

If approved, the new constitution will provide government funding of abortions on demand; and move the nation into a court system that is based upon Shariah (Islamic) law.

Our friends in Kenya are in deep travail tonight over the outcome of this vote, for they see the writing on the wall and the destruction that will follow if that document is, indeed, adopted. Let us join them in prayer now, asking God for miraculous intervention at the polls tomorrow.

- Father God, Kenya belongs to You. We claim that nation for God, and ask that all the ruling forces in the air above Kenya will be bound under the blood of Jesus and pulled out of the air, dethroned of their power, and cast into a place of torment where they no longer rule. The replacement is the ruling Holy Spirit of God. We ask You to send warring angels who will surround this election regarding changing the Constitution, break the grip of evil spirits who would move through people to vote in change, wrap the present Constitution in the rock Christ Jesus where no power in hell can touch it or move it or change it. Lord, reign supreme so that the souls of Kenya will be born into the Body of Christ, saved from hell, and evangelization spread like holy fire over that nation and surrounding nations. In Jesus Name.

-5 Let the saints be joyful in glory;
Let them sing aloud on their beds.
6 Let the high praises of God be in their mouth,
And a two-edged sword in their hand,
7 To execute vengeance on the nations,
And punishments on the peoples;
8 To bind their kings with chains,
And their nobles with fetters of iron;
9 To execute on them the written judgment-
This honor have all His saints.

Praise the LORD! (Psalm 149:5-9)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for God himself is judge." (Psalm 50:6)

1. Hamas denies Eilat rocket attacks - Jerusalem Post

Hamas denied any involvement Tuesday with the rocket attacks that struck near Eilat, the Red Sea, and Jordan Monday, killing a Jordanian and wounding three more at the Intercontinental Hotel in Aqaba.

2. Israel more likely to strike Iran than U.S., analysts say - Washington Examiner

While the U.S. military has developed a first-strike plan to take out Iranian nuclear facilities, the political and security consequences of taking that step make it an unlikely option, analysts said.

3. Official: State won't allow UN to question Israelis - Ynet News

State officials stressed Monday that though Israel had agreed to cooperate with a UN probe on the IDF raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla in May, the government would not allow the committee to interrogate Israeli officers, civilians, or soldiers.

4. Fayyad rejects bi-national state idea - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam Fayyad has ruled out any unilateral declaration of Palestinian statehood.

5. Israel Fears Turkey Would Pass Secrets to Iran - NewsMax

Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak has voiced concern that once-stalwart ally Turkey could share Israeli intelligence secrets with Iran, revealing a deep distrust as Ankara's regional interests shift.

The Daily Jot (1)

The coming anarchy as lawlessness sweeps the nation

Monday, August 2, 2010

Crime is about to increase in nearly every city of the United States. And the law abiding people are going to be upset that their lives and personal property are no longer protected by the local authorities. The local authorities are going to blame the problem on reduced property taxes, reduced income and reduced sales taxes. Here comes the collision of a lack of fiscal responsibility, overspending, and malfeasance with the government's primary responsibility to protect its citizens. The aftermath of this social wreck will determine the direction of this nation. The collective failings of those who call themselves "Christian" are about to reach a titration point in society where light could be overcome by darkness.

Let's bring the problem into clear focus. One example is reported by the St. Louis Dispatch website which tells the story of a lively special East St Louis city council meeting where Mayor Alvin Parks announced that the city would lay off about a third of its police force and 11 firefighters. The story quotes Straightway Baptist Church Pastor Joseph Tracy as saying, "It's open field day now. The criminals are going to run wild." Tracy says he is worried about gang activity, drug dealing, even cold blooded murders filling the vacuum of the laid off police officers. One of the Councilmen told the meeting that "You lay off when you don't have the money. The money's gone."

Then the real story is revealed in the meeting. The city proposed a 20% pay cut and two unpaid leave days during a monthly pay period. This would have saved the jobs and brought the budget into alignment. The labor union for the officers and firefighters, however, refused to accept the proposal, so the city opted for the layoffs. Now everybody is in an uproar over the possibilities that crime will be rampant in the streets. This is similar to the situation in Oakland, Ca., where some 80 police officers were laid off, essentially causing businesses in certain areas to board up their windows and shut down. Other cities are experiencing similar situations.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 24:12, "And because lawlessness shall abound, the love of many shall wax cold." The love that we share for one another as citizens of this nation, as well as Kingdom people, will surely be tested in the months ahead. Politicians from the local level through Congress and the presidency have spent citizens' money to deficits at all levels of government. This "lawlessness" is truly the lack of God's law being practiced in the hearts' of men. It is because good people have elected, even allowed, public servants to become the masters. Soon our lives and property will be at risk from criminal elements--either the anarchist thugs or the socialist government. Its time to repent and stand.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

The Daily Jot (2)

Prophetic Warnings of Isaiah:
White House usurps Congress on Illegal Aliens

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

The National Review has made public a memo by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services that proposes the White House use policy rather than legislation to allow millions of illegal aliens entry or residence in the United States. Shocking in this memo is that our own government is proposing to subvert Congress to actually allow even criminals and terrorists to enter into this country unabated. The very politically correctly worded memo suggests regulation changes to allow applicants who "require a waiver of inadmissibility" ways to remain or come to the United States "without fear of removal." The authors of the memo were obviously charged with finding ways to allow amnesty by Executive Order.

In fact, the memo boldly states that Immigration Services should break the law. It says, "Thus, USCIS should no longer adhere to the 1990 General Counsel opinions, and instead permit individuals in TPS (Temporary Protected Status) to adjust or change status. Opening this pathway will help thousands of applicants obtain lawful permanent residence without having to leave the U.S." To justify this, the USCIS Chief Counsel "has expressed her view that these legal opinions no longer reflect a correct interpretation of the statute." In other words, the current Administration's lawyers have reinterpreted longstanding 20 year old statues that prevent illegal immigration to mean that they allow it.

USCIS says that it has the "discretionary authority" under the law to "parole into the U.S. On a case-by-case basis for "urgent humanitarian reasons" or "significant public benefit" any applicant for admission." The memo states, "By granting PIP (parole-in-place), USCIS can eliminate the need for qualified recipients to return to their home country for consular processing." The memo says that this procedure has been used on a very limited basis for years, but the Administration had already approved a broader use of parole that could apply to all illegal aliens, which the memo calls "applicants." It even says that any "alien present in the U.S. who has not been admitted shall be deemed an applicant for admission."

This demonstrates how this Administration "interprets" the law to its own political ends. The memo so alarmed a group of Senators that they wrote a letter to the man who occupies the Oval Office. The group, led by Iowa Republican Senator Charles Grassley, says in part "While deferred action and parole are Executive Branch authorities, they should not be used to circumvent Congress' constitutional authority to legislate immigration policy, particularly as it relates to the illegal population in the United States." Isaiah 59:14 describes our government: ". . .justice stands far off: for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter." Isaiah 59:9 says, "we wait for light, but behold obscurity." The time for waiting is over.

Bill Wilson
Word of Life Ministry

The Good News Corner

Federal Appeals Court says "In God We Trust" On U.S. Currency Can Stay

On July 28, the US Court of Appeals in DC ruled that the US national motto, "In God We Trust," which is found on currency and coinage, is not unconstitutional. According to a Citizen Link report, the lawsuit was brought by self-avowed atheist Carlos Kidd against President Obama and Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, and claimed that the motto "violated the separation of church and state."

Kidd was also demanding that all currently circulating currency be destroyed and replaced with new currency that has no "religious inscription."

However, the 3-judge panel ruled that "[T]he statutes establishing 'In God We Trust' as our national motto and providing for its reproduction on United States currency do not violate the Establishment Clause." (Source: Citizen Link)

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Hillsong: Open My Eyes

Yes, Lord . . . please open my eyes . . .