Thursday, February 3, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - February 3, 2011

In This IssueThe Daily Brief
The Middle East in Focus
The Daily Jot
Key Information for You
Health Care Repeal Outcome
The Good News Corner
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The Daily Brief - Thursday, February 3, 2011

"For the kingdom is the LORD's: and he is the governor among the nations." (Psalm 22:28)

The Daily Brief

1. Oil breaks through $103 on Egyptian crisis - AFP

World oil prices extended their gains in Asian trade Thursday after the political crisis in Egypt erupted into violence.

- Pray that God will stop the price of oil from rising so high that it could destroy Western economies.

-"He has remembered His mercy and His truth toward the House of Israel; all the ends of the earth have seen the salvation of our God." (Psalm 98:3)

2. World food prices hit record high: UN agency - AFP

World food prices reached their highest level ever recorded in January and are set to keep rising for months, the UN food agency said on Thursday, warning that the hardest-hit countries could face turmoil.

- We pray that You, Jehovah Jireh, will provide food for those in need. We ask that Your mercy for the poor prevail over international food shortages and high prices. Keep Your hand upon the nations, Lord!

- "He shall spare the poor and needy; and shall save the souls of the needy. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence; and precious shall be their blood in His sight." (Psalm 72: 13,14)

3. Shippers Concerned Over Possible Suez Canal Disruptions - CNBC

As violence has broken out in Egypt, concern has turned to the risk of the blocking of the Suez Canal or nearby pipelines, which could pose a threat to world energy supplies.

- Lord, we take authority over any plan of the enemy to disrupt the world's energy supplies. We ask for Your Heavenly Host to be stationed near the pipelines to protect them from destruction.

- "You went forth and have come for the salvation of Your people, for the deliverance and victory of your anointed' You smote the head of the house of the wicked, laying bare the foundation even to the neck" (Habbakuk 3:13)

4. Terror, ruin but no deaths in huge Australia storm - Fox News

Residents and officials were amazed and relieved that no one was reported killed by the monstrous Cyclone Yasi, which roared across northern Queensland with winds up to 170 mph (280 kph). Tidal surges sent waves crashing ashore two blocks into seaside communities, several small towns directly under Yasi's eye were devastated and hundreds of millions of dollars of banana and sugarcane crops were shredded.

- Father, thank You that there was no loss of life from the cyclone. But Australia has been devastated from different natural disasters for months. We pray for Your salvation and help for them. With their crops destroyed and towns in ruins, the recovery will be long and expensive. We ask for a move of Your Spirit, and for You to be that very present help in times of trouble.

- "Hear my prayer, O Lord, and let my cry come to You. Do not hide Your face from me in the day when I am in trouble; incline Your ear to me: in the day when I call answer me speedily." (Psalm 102:1,2)

5. Senate Votes Down GOP Effort to Repeal Health Care Law - Fox News

Senate Democrats fended off a Republican effort to repeal the law overhauling the health care system, voting down the measure, 47-51, submitted as an amendment to an airports construction bill.

- This comes as a distinct disappointment to the American people who voted in the November election with the hopes of reversing this kind of legislation. Pray that the Lord will find a just and economically sound solution to the overwhelming cost of Obamacare.

-"Forsake the foolish and live; and go in the way of understanding." (Proverbs 9: 6)

6. Report: U.S. Intelligence Officials Warn Wall Street of Al Qaeda Plot - Fox News

U.S. intelligence officials reportedly have warned executives at major Wall Street banks that they may be targeted in a terror plot by Al Qaeda militants based in Yemen.

- Pray that all plans and plots be revealed and thwarted!

- "O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just: for the righteous God tries the hearts." (Psalm 7:9)

7. Mammoth storm leaves bitter cold, destruction - AP

An enormous winter storm left Midwesterners shivering in its frozen footprint and crushed snow-laden buildings in the Northeast, where a combination of ice, snow and rain pushed much of the winter-cursed region to its breaking point.

- Father, we plead with You for mercy over the United States, and Your people who are caught in this storm. We understand that we have sinned grievously, and pray fervently for Your forgiveness.

- "O Lord revive Your work in the midst of the years, in the midst of the years make Yourself known; in Your wrath remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"The LORD hath done great things for us; [wherefore] we are glad." (Ps. 126: 3)

1. IDF secures Egypt border fearing terrorist infiltration from Sinai - Ha'aretz

In light of the unrest in Egypt, Israel has been preparing for the possibility that tens of thousands of African asylum-seekers in that country could flood across the border into Israel in fear for their lives.

2. Police find 2nd Temple-era coins, jugs during arms raid - Jerusalem Post

Police officers stumbled on a large stash of jugs and coins dating back from the Second Temple era in the Galilee village of Mazara on Thursday, during an arms raid.

3. Israel refuses to let Barbra Streisand's cousin make aliyah - Ha'aretz

Dale Streisand, 57, was reportedly denied new immigrant status on the grounds that his Facebook profile indicated he had been involved in Christian missionary activity in the past.

4. US response to Egypt draws criticism in Israel - AP

Obama's response to the crisis in Egypt is drawing fierce criticism in Israel, where many view the U.S. leader as a political naif whose pressure on a stalwart ally to hand over power is liable to backfire.

5. Muslim Brotherhood wants end to Egypt-Israeli peace deal - RIA Novosti

Egypt's banned Muslim (cult) Brotherhood movement has unveiled its plans to scrap a peace treaty with Israel if it comes to power, a deputy leader said in the interview with NHK TV.

The Daily Jot

Journalists getting mob treatment by peaceful religion in Egypt

The angry mobs in Egypt are being a little tough on so-called journalists from America. CNN's Cooper Anderson was punched in the head several times. ABC's Christiane Amanpour was swarmed by protestors who, according to Amanpour, "surrounded us and chased us into the car shouting that they hate America. They kicked in the car doors and broke our windshield as we drove away." CBS's Katie Couric also was reportedly attacked by protestors who say they hate America. This is not the type of reception these modern day "Rock Stars" enjoy as celebrities in the United States. It seems they are getting a welcome that they didn't expect from the moderate crowd of their beloved peaceful religion.

Maybe these reporters will come away from Egypt with a new understanding that Islam is not what they report it to be. We can only hope that by these purported journalists' collective first hand experience of angry mobs caring nothing of their precious right to free speech their eyes would be opened to the world of Islam. It is reality television at its best and the journalists are the objects of hate rather than adoration. But to the liberal mind, some journalists already say that it is because of America's longstanding support of Egypt's Mubarak government that the riots occurred. They imply that if America was not such an evil imperialist empire, the peaceful religion of Islam would not be so provoked to anger.

The Committee to Protect Journalists, a journalist defense watchdog group, says the rioters are pro-Egyptian government mobsters trying to "eliminate witnesses to their actions." CPJ's Middle East and North Africa program coordinator Mohamed Abdel Dayem, obviously an impartial observer, says."The government has resorted to blanket censorship, intimidation, and today a series of deliberate attacks on journalists carried out by pro-government mobs." Journalists traditionally are proffered some respect during news coverage because it is assumed they are reporting events without bias, but as we can see by this example--the pro-government guys are bad, the Muslim Brotherhood guys are good.

These are rioters that are looting 2,000 year old historic treasures of Egypt. If they care nothing about their own heritage, why would they care about a celebrity journalist from the land of the great satan? If you, as a hated American, are going to cover a riot, especially one instigated by terrorists, you can expect to get roughed up a bit. These cultic Islamists who hate America and Israel are not caring about the journalists who love them. It would be a great thing if our "journalists" would understand the truth about this peaceful religion and report it. But as Paul wrote in 2 Corinthians 4:3, 4, "But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not..."

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

Key Information for You

Lt. Gen. (Ret.) W.G. "Jerry" Boykin Speaks on Shariah Law and The Constitution

Go here to listen to this excellent presentation . . . "for such a time as this."

Health Care Repeal Outcome

Just an update on the outcome of the "Health Care" - related amendments to the FAA authorization bill that were just voted on in the Senate.

60 votes were required to pass (passing the filibuster threshold):

- The Levin amendment that ended the vast increase in 1099 reporting in exchange for raising taxes was defeated with a bi-partisan vote (which was a correct vote due to the tax increase measure)

- The Stabenow amendment to stop the 1099 reporting requirement passed overwhelmingly with 81-17 (YEA!!!) This is a great victory for small businesses, churches, and ministries!

- The McConnell amendment to fully repeal the "Health Care" Bill failed on a 47-51 straight line party vote. The Republicans fulfilled their election promise to force a vote on repeal. While the repeal failed, the new Senate and its members are on record with where they stand even in light of the November 2 elections (generally a repudiation of the "Health Care" bill nationwide).

Thanks for standing in intercession for righteousness in our nation and government! The fight is far from over.


Mark Wiliamson
Federal Intercessors

The Good News Corner:

Awakening in Armenia

The voices of a small Armenian choir reverberate off the ancient walls of a 17th century church in the rugged hills of Yerevan. Outside the tiny parish, churchgoers huddle, clamoring to get a peek of the evening service. It is Christmas Eve, and nearly 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union, the Armenian Church has once again come alive.

"This is the first year I've attended service," says Mane Saroyan, 20, a student at a university in Yerevan. "I consider myself a Believer and a Christian. I usually come to church by myself or with family and spend quite a bit of time here."

For Saroyan the church plays a more major role in her life. She is part of a new wave of young worshippers in Armenia.

"Our church is getting younger and younger," jokingly says Father Shmavon Ghevondyan of St. Hovhannes Armenian Apostolic Church in Yerevan. "We are seeing a new trend of Armenian youth attending service."

In the 20th century, Armenia witnessed a series of cataclysms with the Armenian nation nearly destroyed by the Turks, the country's identity swallowed by communism and a wave of emigration to the West.

Now, more Armenians live outside the republic than inside it. The Armenian immigrants-many of whom were raised without religion, under a communist regime-have been drawn back to the old church, helping to rebuild and sustain Armenia's identity.

"My father was an atheist. He didn't believe in God; he instead believed in the Soviet Union," says Lilit Umirshatyan, 43, a composer in Armenia. "When the system collapsed, people didn't know what to believe in." (Voice of America) Read more.

[Reported by: Breaking Christian News]

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