Tuesday, September 7, 2010

CHPP Daily Brief - September 7, 2010

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Values Voter Summit This Month
• Sept. 7 - First Prayer in Congress
• On 9/11 -- CRY OUT, AMERICA!
• The Good News Corner
• A New Year's Message from P.M. Netanyahu
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010

The Lord has established His throne in heaven, and His kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:6)



The Daily Brief

1. Earth's Surface 'Lurches 11ft to the Right' as New Zealand Earthquake Rips New Fault Line - UK Daily Mail

The earthquake that devastated a city in New Zealand tore open a new 11ft faultine in the Earth's surface. The 7.1-magnitude quake which hit Christchurch, the country's second-largest city, destroyed about 500 buildings and caused an estimated £930million of damage. But hundreds of lives were saved by tough building rules, it was claimed. Only two injuries were reported.

• Heavenly Father, you have been long-suffering with us, but we must never forget that there is a limit to your patience. As we see these signs in our earth coming more frequently, let us have hearts to discern the times and change our wicked ways. Give us repentant hearts, and a sense of urgency for the lost. Give us your heart to work fervently and faithfully to witness to the lost in these times.

Then He said to His disciples, "The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest." (Matthew 9:37-38)

2. GOP Facing Strong Tea Party Challenge in September Primaries - NewsMax

The primary election season, dominated by the fierce battle between establishment Republicans and insurgent conservatives, is entering its final leg with another rollicking round of intraparty squabbles this month. Although tea party-backed candidates have largely succeeded in toppling rivals endorsed by Beltway insiders so far, the establishment is well poised this month to stage a late-breaking comeback.

• Lord, we pray these elections will result in victory for the candidates who are God-fearing. We pray against this division and negative ads that will be used as fodder by the liberals against the eventual winner of the GOP races. Let the GOP and the Tea Party work together to pick the best candidates for our government. Let only your people win all the elections in November to turn around the liberal onslaught and agenda.

But brother goes to law against brother, and that before unbelievers! Now therefore, it is already an utter failure for you that you go to law against one another.. No, you yourselves do wrong and cheat, and you do these things to your brethren! (1 Corinthians 6:6-8)

3. Obama to Propose Huge Infrastructure Plan - AFP

Obama unveils plans Monday to spend at least 50 billion dollars to expand and renew US roads, railways and airports, in a fresh bid to fire up sluggish economic growth. It appeared unlikely however that Obama could get the plan passed through Congress before the mid-term elections. Opposition Republicans who slammed Obama's 800 billion dollar stimulus plan as a failure are also likely to hammer the proposed new investment as another example of the government doling out taxpayer dollars to little effect.

The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said the Obama plan would frontload 50 billion dollars of investment to jumpstart job creation.

• Father, we pray for strong, godly, Christian conservatives to have victory in these elections to turn back all the over-spending. Give us righteous leaders in our government, courts, and all businesses that honor you and put you and your laws first.

Through your wisdom a house is built, And by understanding it is established; By knowledge the rooms are filled With all precious and pleasant riches. (Proverbs 24:3-4)

4. Obama to Call for $100 Billion Business Tax Credit - Washington Post

Under mounting pressure to intensify his focus on the economy ahead of the midterm elections, Obama will call for a $100 billion business tax credit this week, using a speech in Cleveland on Wednesday to launch what administration officials said was a new policy push. The administration is seeking ways both to boost hiring and undercut Republican allegations that Obama is hurting the business climate. Other measures could be introduced in the months ahead, officials have said.

White House officials insist that the new proposals are not a second stimulus package. Deficit spending has emerged as a potent campaign issue, making any new measures other than tax cuts potentially treacherous.

• Lord, let our government officials create laws and bills that will not encumber our posterity but bless them. We pray that businesses will begin to grow successfully and employ people as the new leadership emerges after the November elections.

The blessing of the Lord makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it . . . When the whirlwind passes by, the wicked is no more, But the righteous has an everlasting foundation. (Proverbs 10:22, 25)

5. Backer of NYC Mosque Gave to Hamas-linked Charity - AP

One of the investors in a proposed Islamic center near ground zero is a ... included a donation to a charity later shut down for links to Hamas. Elzanaty's lawyer told a WNYW reporter in a report broadcast Thursday night that his client had no knowledge of the group's involvement with Hamas when he donated the money, and had intended the cash to go to an orphanage. Many other donors to the foundation gave thinking their donations would fund humanitarian programs.

Elzanaty has made no secret of his past philanthropy involving the Palestinians. In a 2002 interview with Newsday, he spoke of a hesitation to donate to Middle Eastern charities because of concerns that it could unwittingly land him in a terror investigation.

• Lord, we pray for those who give donations to acquire the tools and the wisdom to discover if the organization is legitimate. We pray that no one will give to false organizations, and you will block these groups from being able to secure money for the terrorists' activity.

Do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived. (1 Corinthians 6:9)

6. Planned Quran-burning Could Endanger Troops, Petraeus Warns - CNN

The Dove World Outreach Center in Gainesville, Florida, plans to mark the anniversary of al Qaeda's September 11, 2001, attacks on New York and Washington by burning copies of the Muslim holy book. The church insists the event is "neither an act of love nor of hate," but a warning against what it calls the threats posed by Islam.

The U.S. commander in Afghanistan on Monday criticized a Florida church's plan to burn copies of the Quran on September 11, warning the demonstration "could cause significant problems" for American troops overseas. "It could endanger troops and it could endanger the overall effort in Afghanistan," Gen. David Petraeus said in a statement issued Monday.

• Heavenly Father, we pray for wisdom and discernment to the leaders of our churches. Let the people be led by the Holy Spirit and not the flesh. Expose Islam for what it truly is to all, and help us lead Muslims out of the Islamic religion and ideas. Turn all from Islam.

The Lord knows the thoughts of man, that they are futile. Blessed is the man whom You instruct, O Lord, and teach out of Your law, that You may give him rest from the days of adversity, until the pit is dug for the wick. (Psalms 94:11-13)

7. Iran Pays Bounties to Taliban for Dead Americans - Weekly Standard

This isn't the first time we've heard of Iran paying out rewards for dead Americans. When WikiLeaks released tens of thousands of U.S. military documents earlier this year, a number of intelligence reports pointing to collusion between Iran and the Taliban (as well as al Qaeda) came to light. One of the WikiLeaks documents was an ISAF report dated February 19, 2005. The report noted that a group of Taliban commanders consisting of "eight main leaders, all of whom travel into [Afghanistan] to recruit soldiers" was expected to orchestrate attacks against U.S. forces in the Helmand and Uruzgan provinces.

"This Joint Group currently resides in Iran," the document notes, and the "Iranian government has offered each member of the group 100,000 Rupees ($1,740) for any [Afghan] soldier killed and 200,000 Rupees ($3,481) for any [Government of Afghanistan] official." We learn that the going rate is $1,000 per dead American and $6,000 for each American vehicle that is destroyed.

• Lord, we thank you for revealing hidden plans of our enemies. We pray for a super-thick Hedge of Protection to be around the American, Afghan, and Allied forces that are being targeted and killed. Give us the advantage and victory over our enemies.

Your sandals shall be iron and bronze; like your days, so shall your strength be . . The eternal God is your refuge, And underneath are the everlasting arms; He will thrust out the enemy from before you, And will say, 'Destroy!' (Deuteronomy 33:25, 27)

8. Pak Minister Wants Obama to be Leader of All Muslims - MSN International

A Pakistani minister wants US President Barack Obama to offer Eid prayers at Ground Zero in New York and become the "Amir-ul-Momineen" or Caliph of Muslims.

Minister of State for Industries Ayatullah Durrani, who belongs to the ruling Pakistan People''s Party, said the upcoming Eid-ul-Fitr festival, expected to be observed on September 11, would be a "golden opportunity" for Obama to offer Eid prayers and declare himself the leader of all Muslims.

- Father, since all types of Islam do not get along with each other, and many top terrorist leaders have ridiculed President Obama, such an act would incite a horrific war. As we see the clamor of even Arab people for a one world government, we pray that You would stand against any actions that might come before their prophetic, eternal time. We also ask that Barack Obama see these words and repent, rather than receive them into his ego.

- "Those who forsake the law [of God and man] praise the wicked, but such as keep the law [of God and man] contend with them." (Proverbs 28:4 Amplified)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Therefore the redeemed of LORD shall return, and come with singing unto Zion; and everlasting joy shall be upon their head: they shall obtain gladness and joy; and sorrow and mourning shall flee away." (Isaiah 51:11)

1. Israel gearing up for 'mother of all flotillas' - Jerusalem Post

Israel is preparing for what is being described in the IDF as the "mother of all flotillas," which could include up to 20 different ships planning to set sail for the Gaza Strip in the coming months.

2. Russia, Israel sign military cooperation deal - Ynet News

Russia and Israel signed a framework military cooperation deal on Monday that Russia's defense chief suggested would lead to further purchases of Israeli weapons and technology.

3. Abbas refusing to 'make even one concession' to Israel - ICEJ News

'I will quit talks if they demand compromise on right of return'

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas continues to harden his positions following the relaunch of direct peace with Israel in Washington last week, insisting on Monday that he would not recognize Israel as a Jewish State nor make 'one concession' in the renewed negotiations.

4. IAEA report warns Iran closing in on nuclear warhead - ICEJ News

Tehran threatens to expel UN inspectors

An alarming new report by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) concludes that Iran has passed a crucial nuclear threshold and could now go on to produce an atomic warhead with relative ease.

5. Hizballah strikes US troops in Iraq, clears way for anti-Israel Eastern Front - DebkaFile

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6. New Year statistics: Israel's population hits 7.6 million - Jerusalem Post

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7. Israeli breakthrough: Nano-vehicle targets cancer cells - Jerusalem Post

Read more.

The Daily Jot

Treason by any other name, is still treason

On Wednesday, September 1, I sent a Daily Jot entitled, "The Case for Treason at the Highest Levels of Government." This Jot listed from the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs website some 26 Islamic mosque renovation projects. The projects were in several countries, many of which are egregious human rights violators, persecutors of the Christian faith, and breeding grounds for terrorism. Prior to the Jot's publication, this website was easily accessible with all the projects listed, the country they were in with a full description of the project. Since September 2, after approximately 20 more stories were written, this site page is no longer accessible.

After much retracing of my research and dozens of requests to see it, I found a pre-September 1st url. The listing is located at the following url:

http://eca.state.gov/culprop/afcp/project_listings/search_results.cfm?search=mosque&submit=Search .

Since this Jot, I have received many emails questioning the accuracy of what I wrote. Some said that the State Department also funds Christian church renovations in countries and they provided me a list of those. The Jot mentioned the uproar that would be caused if the government was funding a local church. All these on the list are overseas. Notwithstanding, to be fair, the State Department does spend some money renovating Christian and Catholic churches in other countries.

Other emails questioned how renovating mosques can be associated with treason. Article III of the US Constitution says, "Treason against the United States, shall consist only in levying War against them, or in adhering to their Enemies, giving them Aid and Comfort." In my opinion, every time a mosque is renovated with US taxpayer dollars, it is emboldening, aiding and giving comfort to the enemy, especially in nations like Yemen, Sudan, Algeria, Egypt that house radical Muslims. The so-called war on terror is ambiguous. This war is not against a particular nation, but rather an ideology shared by radicals in nations. Those radicals are Islamic. We are at war with these people. And giving them your tax money helps them.

On July 22, the Washington Times carried an op-ed piece by columnist Jeffrey Kuhner calling for the impeachment of the man who occupies the Oval Office. Kuhner gave many reasons for impeachment, but said refusing to protect US citizens from enemies foreign and domestic by not securing America's borders is treasonous. There is a clear picture developing with this administration. Romans 12:21 says, "Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good." Evil surrounds our unalienable rights endowed by our Creator to life, liberty and pursuit of happiness and hoovers over us with an intent to kill, steal and destroy. This is no time to justify this evil with reasoning. It is time to confront it with the authority of Christ.

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

Values Voter Summit This Month

Values Voter Summit to Feature Presidential Straw Poll

The first 2012 presidential primaries may be more than a year away, but many values voters are surveying the field of possible candidates. Next week, attendees at the fifth annual Values Voter Summit will participate in what political observers see as a major, early test for possible presidential contenders.

Only those registered and attending in person will be allowed to cast a ballot. Go to www.ValuesVoterSummit.org to register today! (Family Research Council)

Sept. 7 - First Prayer in Congress

First Prayer in Congress

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
September 7, 1774

The Journals of the Continental Congress recorded:

"Wednesday, SEPTEMBER 7, 1774, 9 o'clock a.m.

Agreeable to the resolve of yesterday, the meeting was opened with prayers by the Rev. Mr. Duche'.

Voted, That the thanks of Congress be given to Mr. Duche' . . . . for performing divine Service, and for the excellent prayer, which he composed and delivered on the occasion."

Rev. Jacob Duche' had prayed:

"O God of Wisdom . . . . direct the counsel of this Honorable Assembly . . . that the scene of blood may be speedily closed . . . that Truth and Justice, Religion and Piety, prevail."
John Adams wrote:

"Reverend Duche' . . . read the 35th Psalm . . . After this . . . unexpectedly to every body, struck out into an extemporary prayer, which filled the bosom of every man present.

I must confess, I never heard a better prayer."

The Library of Congress printed on an historical placard of Carpenter's Hall, Philadelphia:

"Washington was kneeling there with Henry, Randolph, Rutledge, Lee, and Jay, and by their side there stood, bowed in reverence the Puritan Patriots of New England . . .

'It was enough' says Mr. Adams, 'to melt a heart of stone. I saw the tears gush into the eyes of the old, grave, Pacific Quakers of Philadelphia.'" (American Minute, by Bill Federer)

On 9/11 -- CRY OUT, AMERICA!

Cry Out America has invited Christian believers in every county in the United States to unite in publicly crying out to God for a new Christ Awakening on 9-11. During the last two years, thousands of believers have joined in hundreds of county gatherings in every state to voice our corporate and personal desperation for God's intervention. This year we are once again calling for believers across America to gather at their county courthouse beginning at 12:00 noon on Saturday, September 11, 2010. Decisions affecting our national moral trajectory are taking place weekly in the courtroom. At these places of justice, we will bow before the true Judge of heaven and earth and plead for mercy despite our transgressions. We pray that 9-11 will once again be a day of prophetic communication as we issue a fresh wake up call to the American church and each community involved.


September 11, 2001 was a predictive statement about the 21st Century. The terrorist attacks of that day sent a clear signal of what was to come during the first decade of this new millennium. I personally believe that 9-11 was an allowed, prophetic sign. In one day, Americans witnessed a homeland invasion and horrific devastation. The country was brought to a standstill. Americans experienced a sense of vulnerability unlike anything they had ever known. No longer were terrorist attacks just on distant shores. America was now susceptible. Even the Pentagon was vulnerable. The two largest buildings in America's most powerful city collapsed and thousands of people were killed. Islam had penetrated America's spiritual psyche and fear engulfed a nation.

In many ways, the last nine years have been a continuation of what happened spiritually on 9-11. The new reality of terrorism and of its vulnerability plunged America into war in Iraq and Afghanistan in order to "defeat the terrorists where they live." The attack and the collapse of the World Trade Center towers ignited the demise of other, once sound, American structures and infrastructures. From banking to housing to the stock market, the 21st Century has proven clearly that those things thought dependable and unshakable can implode.

Islam's advancement in America since 9-11 has been a unique phenomenon. Instead of Americans understanding the philosophy behind the Jihadist attacks and becoming more resistant than ever to Islam, many Americans have thrown the doors open to this encroaching religion. Islam has grown rapidly in America since 9-11 and immigration from Islamic nations into the United States has reached all time highs during this decade. America's current President has Islamic leanings and many citizens have seemed more bent on defending Islamic rights in America than the rights of any other religious group. One must wonder how the murder of over 3,000 people on 9-11-01 could make the religious philosophy behind it more desired or acceptable. Yet, that is what has happened.

It's not too late!! Sign-up to be a coordinator or contact your coordinator to find out where your prayer gathering is going to take place. Visit www.awakeningamerica.us to learn more.

While there, visit our Resources page for free downloads to help get the word out about this national prayer event on the anniversary of September 11, 2010. THIS SATURDAY! ________________________________________

May God grant us a new Christ Awakening in the 21st Century and may 9-11 be used to help sound the alarm. America is overdue for a transformational revival in our generation. This can only come as we humble ourselves and pray . . . .together.

Thank you for standing with us this year in Awakening America. Your prayerful and faithful support is needed and very much appreciated. God is at work and I believe an Awakening is on the way!

Uniting Together for America's Future,

William M. Wilson
Executive Director
Cry Out America!

The Good News Corner

Craig's List Cleans Up

On Craiglist.com, you can buy and sell just about anything you want. And you could, until yesterday, advertise prostitution and other "adult services" which has generated millions of dollars for the company.

After 17 state attorneys general demanded last month that Craigslist end this service, the company finally did so -- only now it has replaced the term "adult services" with the term "censored." Is it really censorship? Pressure to be a good corporate citizen is not censorship. The state attorneys general, as elected representatives of the people to uphold law and order, were right to put the demands on Craiglist.

The "adult services" site had been used for child predation and ads for all manner of sexual activity that was illegal in most states. Sites like this have been fueling sex trafficking which degrades and endangers fellow human beings, many of them children and teenagers.

While Craigslist has not come completely clean (it still offers links for all manner of sexual relationships like "men seeking men" and "casual encounters," for example), this decision by Craiglist is good news for families, children, and women in crisis, here and everywhere Craigslist is available. (Family Research Council)

A New Year's Message from P.M. Netanyahu

Rosh Hashanah Greetings from Prime Minister Netanyahu

Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, begins tomorrow evening at sundown.

We are proud to share Prime Minister Netanyahu's New Year greeting to the Jewish Community with you. Please click here to view the video. We at CUFI pray that the year 5711 brings security, prosperity and peace to Israel, the United Sates, and the world. (Source: Christians United for Israel)

Worship with Us Today!

"Shalom, Shalom Jerusalem," - Paul Wilbur

As the Jewish people across the globe prepare their hearts to enter into the High Holy Days beginning, on Rosh Hashanah, we, too, shall worship with them.

Shalom, Shalom Jerusalem . . .