Wednesday, January 26, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - January 26, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• State of the Union Address
• Iran in the News
• China in the News
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, January 26, 2011

"I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security." (Jeremiah 33:6)

The Daily Brief

1. FACT CHECK: Obama and his imbalanced ledger - AP

The ledger did not appear to be adding up Tuesday night when President Barack Obama urged more spending on one hand and a spending freeze on the other.

- Father God, may the truth be revealed and the hidden come to the surface for all to see, so that no one be deceived. In Jesus Name.

- "And they will deceive every one his neighbor, and will not speak the truth: they have taught their tongue to speak lies, and weary themselves to commit iniquity. Their habitation is in the midst of deceit; through deceit they refuse to know Me, says the Lord." (Jeremiah 9:5-6)

2. Obama: U.S. Must Compete - Wall Street Journal

Obama used his State of the Union address Tuesday to ask the nation to meet the challenges of a global economy, framing what he called a competitiveness agenda that includes traditional Democratic proposals like increased education spending, alongside gestures to Republicans seeking deep budget cuts.

- God, we declare that Your foreordained written Word will prevail over the excessive spending by this government and will hold back every attempt to strengthen the globalists' agenda until the appointed time has come. May righteousness prevail over our country and unrighteousness fall to the ground as powerless. In Jesus Name.

- "The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring forever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether." (Psalm 19:8-9)

3. Hawaii official now swears: No Obama birth certificate - World Net Daily

Former Hawaii elections clerk Tim Adams has now signed an affidavit swearing he was told by his supervisors in Hawaii that no long-form, hospital-generated birth certificate existed for Obama Jr. in Hawaii and that neither Queens Medical Center nor Kapi'olani Medical Center in Honolulu had any record of Obama having been born in their medical facilities.

- God, the fact that this man's verifiable birth certificate cannot be produced fully indicates that a blockade has been established by hidden elite powers against pursuing the eligibility requirement of the presidency. This is a total disregard of the Constitution of the United States of America.

- Almighty God, we cry out to You to intervene from heaven and expose all corruption here. You are a God of truth. May truth prevail. We take the hammer of the Word of God and smash this blockade NOW in the Name of Jesus, even as we forgive all who are involved in this wicked scheme, in Jesus' Name.

- "Is not my word like fire,' declares the LORD, 'and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces?'' (Jeremiah 23:29)

4. GOP Puts U.N. Reform Back in the Crosshairs - Fox News

Once again, the United Nations is the target of congressional Republicans, and the calls from its critics are all too familiar: wasting U.S. taxpayer dollars, institutionalized corruption and snubbing human rights issues for dictatorships.

- Father, we put the blood of Jesus on the door of the United Nations that nothing going out and nothing coming into their area will be productive. We declare in the Name of Jesus that they are no longer allowed to waste U.S. taxpayer dollars; they are no longer allowed to institutionalize corruption, nor snub human rights issues for dictatorships. Their grip is broken. Their reach is limited and issues will be removed from their agenda. Their power is overcome by the power of God. In Jesus Name.

- "The Lord shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be smitten before your face: they shall come out against you one way, and flee before you seven ways." (Deuteronomy 28:7)

5. Game-changer! Arizona to pass 2012 eligibility law - World Net Daily

A plan in Arizona to require presidential candidates to prove their eligibility to occupy the Oval Office is approaching critical mass, even though it has just been introduced.

- God, we ask that You send holy angels to oversee the establishment of this eligibility law. We pray that it will conform to the original requirements of the Constitution which have always caused our country to stand upon godly principles. In Jesus Name.

- "And it shall be said in that day, Lo, this is our God; we have waited for Him, and He will save us: this is the Lord; we have waited for Him, we will be glad and rejoice in His salvation." (Isaiah 25:9)

6. White House warns Hizbullah gov't endangers US aid - Jerusalem Post

The Obama administration warned Lebanon's political leaders on Monday that continuing US support for their country will be difficult if the militant Hizbullah movement takes a dominant role in government.

- God, move mightily in Lebanon and guide its political leaders to be strengthened in their power to defeat Hizbullah and drive them out of the country. We decree that righteousness will prevail over Lebanon and an amazing sign from heaven be seen that will tilt the tower of evil and it fall to the ground in defeat. In Jesus Name.

- "Touching the Almighty, we cannot find Him out: He is excellent in power and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: He will not afflict." (Job 37:23)

The Middle East in Focus

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

The LORD has prepared His throne in the heavens. His kingdom rules over all. (Psalm 103:19)

1. Al-Jazeera skewers PA: Collaborated in killing 'own people' - Jerusalem Post

Al-Jazeera relentlessly continued to pound the PA leadership Tuesday night with its latest dump of Palestinian documents, essentially accusing it of collaboration with Israel in the killing of terrorists.

2. Ireland upgrades PA envoys without 'recognition' - Jerusalem Post

Foreign Ministry spokesman Yigal Palmor slammed Ireland Tuesday for upgrading the Palestinian delegation in Dublin to the status of a mission, saying the move is consistent with the country's "longtime" bias in the Middle East.

3. Digging completed on tunnel under Old City walls in East Jerusalem - Ha'aretz

The Israel Antiquities Authority has completed an archaeological dig of a tunnel that will enable visitors to cross under the walls of Jerusalem's Old City, not far from the Temple Mount.

4. Egypt: Al-Qaida attempting to establish terror cells in Gaza - Ha'aretz

Al-Qaida is trying to establish terror cells in the Gaza Strip, Egypt's interior minister said in an interview Tuesday, in which he also said that Egyptian security forces had arrested 19 suspected al-Qaida militants.

The Daily Jot

Different Suits, same designer--Nothings changed in Washington

Notwithstanding all the politicians remarks since, the message they sent during the State of the Union was clear: The people of America spoke with one voice in November and nobody really got the message. First, those who were newly elected allowed themselves to be bamboozled into dispersing by sitting with all their political opposites. This was done in the spirit of unity, but to those who watched the address, it seemed that the entire Congress was supporting the smooth talking of a president who wants to appear more conservative, but is even more tax and spend than he was before the elections. That said, the so-called spirit of cooperation is the mirror of delusion cast back at a well intended electorate.

It is business as unusual in Washington, DC. The man delivering the address was at the top of his game, relaxed, composed and powerful. And he relented not one iota of compromise toward his big, powerful government agenda. And those in Congress who were put there by an America crying out for common sense, applauded him and gave the impression that they were going to work in compromising their agenda for the sake of unity. This nation needs unity only if it is unified to bring the tenets of morals, ethics, and stewardship into a government that has lost its bearing on all. But considering the response, there is little hope outside of God's hand of mercy.

Since, they have passed on. I grew up with men like Bob Harris, Warren McCarthy and Gene Flynn. Bob served in the Philippines in World War II. He didn't speak of the atrocities he saw during the day, but he had terrors during the night. He made the best of his life. Warren and Gene were on the beaches at D-Day in Normandy. They were decorated war heros who fought to ensure we all are free today. They didn't talk much about the experience of surviving German machine guns raining lead on them as they valiantly fought for our nation. Who could tell them that a president of the United States would stand before the country and joyously proclaim that homosexuals could now openly serve in the military?

Or what of the silence of the 50 million? They cannot say that they would like the same opportunity to live in America as do illegal aliens and the children of illegals. They cannot say that they, too, would like the challenge to grow up, get an education, and contribute to America by having a job or starting a business. They were not given the chance. They were murdered in their mother's womb with the same policies that encourage such under this president. The Lord said in Ezekiel 22:30, "And I sought for a man among them, that should make up the hedge, and stand in the gap before me for the land, that I should not destroy it: but I found none." Let us pray for those who would stand as such. Let us be the one.

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

State of the Union Address


Obama's 61-minute State of the Union Address, "Winning the future," did not win conservatives Tuesday night. The Associated Press did a "fact check," noting that Obama's examples of spending trumped his intentions to cut spending. The article points out the disparity between words and action. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins took note of the president's emphasis on the importance of parents and teachers, America's "nation builders," in a child's education.
Perkins stated:

"The intact married family is the core strength of the United States, and public policy should encourage formation of such families. Unfortunately, many of the Administration's policies have undermined strong families by affirming sexual behavior that is unhealthy and destructive to individuals, families, the military, and society."

- Give thanks for the Lord's protection over the House Chamber during the President's address to the nation. Pray for genuine discernment for leaders and citizens in the coming year, that we would not be self-deceived by actions or words, but that the Lord would truly lead America to a higher place, that He might be lifted up and that all men would be drawn to Him.

- "The LORD foils the plans of the nations; he thwarts the purposes of the peoples. But the plans of the LORD stand firm forever, the purposes of his heart through all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people he chose for his inheritance." (Psalm 33:10-12)
(Source for all above: Intercessors for America)

Iran in the News

1. Iran nuclear talks break down without an agreement

ISTANBUL - Diplomatic efforts to end the eight-year-old impasse over Iran's nuclear program ran aground Saturday after Iranian officials refused to bargain with the United States and other world powers unless they first agreed to conditions including an immediate halt to economic sanctions. The standoff, played out over two days inside a picturesque palace on the shores of the Bosporus, ended with dueling diplomatic statements and deepening pessimism about prospects for solving one of the Obama administration's most vexing security challenges. There was no discussion of further talks in the near future. (Washington Post) Read more.

2. Iran has boosted atomic bomb ability: US scientists

Leading American scientists Friday warned against Western complacency over Iran's nuclear drive, saying in a study that Tehran last year boosted its capacity to build an atomic bomb. The study, published by a body set by scientists from the top-secret Manhattan Project which built the world's first atomic bomb, comes as the United States and five other powers hold nuclear talks with Iran in Istanbul. And it follows claims by US and Israeli officials that international efforts have slowed Iran's nuclear drive. The Washington-based Federation of American Scientists said on its website that the gas centrifuges at Iran's main enrichment plant in Natanz became more efficient in 2010. (Agence France Presse) Read more. [ Source: Steve Emerson; IPT ]

China in the News

1. Sentencing due in China military secrets case

HONOLULU -- A former B-2 stealth bomber engineer convicted of selling military secrets to China is due to be sentenced in federal court on Monday. Noshir Gowadia, 66, faces up to life in prison for his conviction on 14 counts, including conspiracy, communicating national defense information to aid a foreign nation, and violating the arms export control act. Chief U.S. District Judge Susan Oki Mollway is due to issue her sentence after listening to arguments from the prosecution and defense. Gowadia, who has been in custody without bail since his 2005 arrest, is also expected to have an opportunity to make a statement. A federal jury in August found Gowadia guilty after deliberating for six days. They had heard 39 days of evidence over nearly four months. The jury acquitted him on three counts. Prosecutors said Gowadia helped China design a stealth cruise missile to get money to pay the $15,000-a-month mortgage on his multimillion dollar home overlooking the ocean in Haiku on Maui. They said he pocketed at least $110,000 from the sale of military secrets. They said Gowadia showed his Chinese contacts how his stealth cruise missile design would be effective against U.S. air-to-air missiles. (The Associated Press) Read more.

2. China Bank Moves to Buy U.S. Branches

China's biggest bank signed an agreement that would make it the first Beijing-controlled financial institution to acquire retail bank branches in the U.S., though regulators could still block the deal. Under the deal, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., by some measures the world's largest bank, agreed to acquire a majority stake in Bank of East Asia Ltd.'s U.S. subsidiary. ICBC will pay $140 million for an 80% stake. Bank of East Asia, which is a publicly traded company based in Hong Kong, has a total of 13 branches in New York and California. ICBC and Bank of East Asia have talked to U.S. regulators about the deal, these people said. China's largest bank, Industrial & Commercial Bank of China Ltd., is the first Chinese bank to acquire a U.S. deposit-taking bank. Ken Brown explains why it could be the start of big expansions by Chinese financial institutions in the U.S . . . So far, most Chinese investments in the U.S. financial sector have involved the Chinese taking passive, minority stakes in firms such as Blackstone Group LP and Morgan Stanley. Taking a majority stake in Bank of East Asia is a change of tactic for ICBC. (Wall Street Journal) Read more. [ Source for these articles: Steve Emerson; IPT]

The Good News Corner

US may make UN funds conditional on Israel's treatment

WASHINGTON - Members of Congress threatened to withhold US funding for the UN unless it increased transparency, countered a culture of corruption and reformed its Human Rights Council.

Several members of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which held a hearing on "The United Nations: Urgent Problems that Need Congressional Action" on Tuesday, took the Geneva-based Human Rights Council to task for singling out Israel and allowing major human rights abusing nations off the hook.

"US policy on the United Nations should be based on three fundamental questions: Are we advancing American interests? Are we upholding American values? And are we being responsible stewards of American taxpayer dollars? Unfortunately, right now, the answer to all three questions is 'No,'" committee chairwoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-Florida) said in her opening statement, read in absentia as a family emergency kept her out of town.

"In the past, Congress has gone along by willingly paying what successive administrations asked for - without enough oversight," she said.

Ros-Lehtinen announced she would be reintroducing legislation that would make American contributions to the UN budget - which now comprise about 20 percent of the total - voluntary.

The US now contributes more than $6 billion a year to the UN, and Republicans have been keen to cut the budget deficit in a time of financial crisis. Several have pointed to international assistance as a key target.

Ros-Lehtinen particularly objected to the US "paying onefifth of the bills for the UN's anti- Israel activities, including the UN Human Rights Council, a rogues' gallery dominated by human rights violators who use it to ignore real abuses and instead attack democratic Israel relentlessly." (Jerusalem Post) Read more.

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