Wednesday, January 5, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - January 5, 2011

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

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, January 5, 2011

And the heavens proclaim his righteousness, for he is a God of justice.(Psalm 50:6)

The Daily Brief

1. John Boehner Becomes Speaker of the House - Fox News

Rep. John Boehner was elected speaker of the House, sealing newfound Republican power-sharing in Congress and drawing the curtain on the history-making Nancy Pelosi era at the helm.

In the Senate, Vice President Joe Biden gave the oath of office to senators, while the House began a long roll call that ended in Boehner's election. Nineteen House Democrats refused to vote for Pelosi as speaker, baring the lingering wounds from last fall's bitter elections that cost their party 64 House seats. Eleven House Democrats kept campaign promises Wednesday by voting for fellow centrist Heath Shuler, D-N.C.

- Continue to pray for all who are now serving in the 112th Session of the U.S. Congress, that God would grant them His wisdom as they begin to govern our nation.

- "For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us." (Isaiah 33:22)

2. GOP-Controlled House to Start Off by Reading Constitution - Fox News

After House Republicans take control of the House vowing to govern by the book, one of their first acts will be to read the Constitution aloud in an effort to show members of Congress 'we are a nation of laws, not men.'

- Offer a great chorus of PRAISE that the American people have voted in a Congress that will serve under the law, and that the spirit of lawlessness is now bound out of the land.

- "So I will restore to you the years that the swarming locust has eaten, The crawling locust, The consuming locust, And the chewing locust, My great army which I sent among you. You shall eat in plenty and be satisfied, And praise the name of the LORD your God, Who has dealt wondrously with you; And My people shall never be put to shame." (Joel 2:25,26)

3. Obama ready to deploy executive powers against GOP Hill - Washington Examiner

Obama challenged congressional Republicans to embrace the "shared responsibility" of governance even as the White House appears ready to use unilateral executive powers to battle Capitol Hill. With Republicans taking over the House and increasing their number in the Senate, Obama faces the possibility of having his agenda stalled with limited room to maneuver -- making for tough sledding in the two years leading up to his 2012 re-election bid.

- God, bring to pass the reaping of all the evil that has been sown like seeds for the past three years. Direct the earth to close its doors to wickedness and destruction that has been aimed at bringing down America and Israel. We ask that You raise up a holy sword to cut to shreds all documents that were not sanctioned by Your will. In Jesus Name.

- "Even the very dust of your city, which cleaves on us, we do wipe off against you: notwithstanding be you sure of this, that the kingdom of God is come near unto you." (Luke 10:11)

4. Napolitano: Israeli-Style Security Won't Work for U.S. - Fox News

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano on Tuesday rebuffed suggestions that U.S. airports should adopt the practices of airports in Israel, calling the Israeli air travel system "a very different model."

- God, we ask that You put in place a set standard in America, to protect our airports as we adopt the practices of airports in Israel, whose pattern has been extremely successful. In Jesus Name.

- "Thus says the Lord, Stand in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, which is the good way, and walk therein, and you shall find rest for your souls." (Jeremiah 6:16)

5. Court OKs searches of cell phones without warrant - SF Chronicle

The California Supreme Court allowed police Monday to search arrestees' cell phones without a warrant, saying defendants lose their privacy rights for any items they're carrying when taken into custody.

- Father, we ask that lawlessness will cease and the God-given law prevail over this issue. In Jesus Name.

- "But let judgment run down as waters, and righteousness as a mighty stream." (Amos 5:24)

6. Gold drops 2.5 percent in rout, fear subsides - Reuters

Gold slid more than 2 percent on Tuesday, its biggest one-day loss since early November, as signs of an improving economy diminished safe-haven buying and a profit-taking commodities rout dragged prices off highs.

- God, You oversee all the economies of the world and it is totally in Your control. You hold the scales of balance in Your hand and we will forever put all our trust in Your miraculous provision. We will never be forsaken of our God. In Jesus Name.

- "A just weight and balance are the Lord's: all the weights of the bag are His work." (Proverbs 16:11)

7. Appeals Court Rules Calif. Public Park Cross Unconstitutional - CBS News

A war memorial cross in a San Diego public park is unconstitutional because it conveys a message of government endorsement of religion, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday in a two decade old case.

- Father, the wickedness of men abounds in the earth today. To remove a cross as being unconstitutional is not the American way nor is it God's way. We ask that this judge repent of his evil ways and bow his knees to the Lord God Almighty, for of a truth, this shall not go without recompense. In Jesus Name.

- "And God shall spread forth His hands in the midst of them, as He that swims spreads forth his hands to swim: and He shall bring down their pride together with the spoils of their hands." (Isaiah: 25:11)

The Middle East in Focus

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

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget it's skill! If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth--if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. (Psalm 137:5-6)

1. Qassam hits Israel; IDF attacks Gaza targets - Ynet News

The Air Force attacked two targets in the Gaza Strip Tuesday in response to the firing of Qassam rockets at Israel earlier in the day. The Palestinians did not report any injuries.

2. Blair warns time is of the essence for Mideast peace talks - CNN

If substantial talks don't begin soon between Israel and the Palestinians, all parties will face "profound trouble," the Middle East Quartet's special representative warned Tuesday.

3. Netanyahu, Blair meet as peace process returns to int'l agenda - Jerusalem Post

Following a more than weeklong hiatus in international involvement in the diplomatic process because of the Christmas and New Year holidays, diplomatic activity began anew on Tuesday with a meeting in Jerusalem between Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Quartet envoy Tony Blair.

The Daily Jot

Constitution is a gimmick--thoughts from a lost generation

When the 112th Congress begins on January 6th, Republicans plan to read aloud the U.S. Constitution and also require that any new legislation must be able to meet Constitutional muster. Socialists in Congress and the media, who are often emotionally tied to symbolic gestures, are criticizing the Constitutional reading as a gimmick. On December 30th, MSNBC ran a segment essentially ridiculing the concept of returning to the Constitution. On "The Daily Rundown", Norah O'Donnell said the attention to the Constitution was "lip service" and she interviewed her "favorite wonk" Ezra Klein, a writer for the Washington Post to support her leftist viewpoint.

Klein was asked by O'Donnell, "Is this a gimmick?" To which Klein replied, "Yes, its a gimmick. You can say two things about it: One, it has no binding power on anything. And two, the issue of the Constitution is not that people don't read the text and think they are following it. The issue of the Constitution is that the text is confusing because it was written more than a hundred years ago, and what people believe it says differs from person to person and differs upon what they want to get done. So I wouldn't expect too much coming out of this." Klein's remarks are not dangerous because this is how socialists view the Constitution, they are dangerous because Klein represents a way of thought that is embraced by many young Americans.

Klein is a 26 year old graduate of UCLA and the University High School, a public school associated with the University of California. Klein is a product of the public school system and all of its brilliance in providing first--brainwashing of America's children and, second or third, an education. Unfortunately, Klein is representative of the product of public schools and the gradual, but deliberate re-education of American children toward the leftist, ungodly agenda. He doesn't believe people can understand the plain English of the Constitution; the truths in it are relative from person to person; and it can be interpreted according to political agenda. In the communist lexicon of anti-American strategy, this is called ideological subversion.

Klein was also the founder of Journolist, where liberal "journalists" conspired on such things as global warming, character assassination and leftist propagandizing of public opinion. While Klein is perhaps the ultimate of public school brainwashing, there is a generation behind him. If we want to change the nature of this godless society, we have to look at our children for they are exactly what our nation will become in a few years. Proverbs 22:6 says, "Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." We must insist on changes in the public school system. At the same time, we must train up our children in the ways of the Scriptures so their "yes" is "yes" and "no" is "no," otherwise evil will continue to multiply.

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

The Good News Corner

Teen Birth Rate Falls to Record Low

The U.S. teen birth rate in 2009 was down 6 percent and the lowest on record -- 39 births per 1,000 girls ages 15 to 19. Abortion statistics for 2009 have not been released.

Valerie Huber, president of the National Abstinence Education Association, said the impact of abstinence-until-marriage education can't be ignored. "These trends show that the risk-avoidance message of abstinence has 'sticking power' for young people," Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association, told The Washington Post. "This latest evidence shows that teen behaviors increasingly mirror the skills they are taught in a successful abstinence-education program."

The Obama administration has significantly reduced funding for abstinence-based programs.

"With a change in policy away from abstinence education, we may expect to see a reversal of the teen pregnancy birth rate in the years to come," Jeanne Monahan, director of the Center for Human Dignity at the Family Research Council, told The Post. (CitizenLink)

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