Friday, April 1, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - April 1, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• In WIsconsin: Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Friday, April 1, 2011

"But it is easier for heaven and earth to pass away than for one stroke of a letter of the Law to fail." (Luke 16:17)

The Daily Brief

1. Threats Claim Nuclear Bombs Hidden All Over U.S. - CBS News

The threats came in the mail and to date, there have been 25 letters that warn of nuclear bombs destroying America. The letter inside said, "The Al-Qaeda organization has planted 160 nuclear bombs throughout the U.S. in schools, stadiums, churches, stores, financial institutions and government buildings." It also said, "This is a suicide mission for us." "There are items in the letter that lead us to believe it is a hoax," said Zavala. "There are several demands documented that aren't fully coherent."He said much of what's in the message doesn't add up, but in a post 9-11 world, the FBI can't let it go - even if it does appear to be a hoax.

- Father, we are reminded of your words that say if a nation does not serve you, you will send others against them who do not speak their language and who will destroy them. We admit that we have turned away from serving you, and, we ask for mercy for the sake of the righteous in this land. We have sinned and fallen short in many ways, and in your justice, we ask for mercy.

- "Wicked men are overthrown and are no more, but the house of the righteous stands firm." (Prov. 12:7)

2. Immediate end to 'don't ask, don't tell' urged - Washington Times

Gay rights advocates on Monday filed a challenge to a request by the Obama administration to keep the repealed "don't ask, don't tell" policy in place while the Pentagon prepares for an end to the ban on allowing gays to serve openly in the military. At issue is the constitutionality of Congress allowing the policy to stay in effect to give the Pentagon time to train troops and take other steps outlined in December when lawmakers repealed the 1993 law that put the ban in place. Under the new policy, the restrictions remain until the Pentagon certifies that the change won't damage combat readiness.

- Father, we thank you for the delay in removing the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' restrictions. We ask that during this time of preparation and investigation, it would be found hazardous to combat readiness to institute the policy. Father, we ask that your precious Holy Spirit would hover over the leaders of this new policy, and the persons practicing forbidden sexual practices throughout the military and the land, and that truth and deliverance would be the result. Father we ask for forgiveness as a nation for turning away from your principles, that the people of this nation would turn back to you and elect officials whose values are aligned with Yours.

- "Now (America) fear the Lord and serve him with all faithfulness . . . " (Josh. 24:14)

3. Republicans Pitch Unusual Backup Plan as Fragile Budget Talks Resume - Fox News

In the latest gambit out of Washington's head-spinning budget debate, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor announced Wednesday that if the Senate fails to act by next week, Republicans will proffer a bill forcing an earlier House GOP plan that did not pass Congress to become the "law of land." The proposal outlined Wednesday would be an unusual and likely unconstitutional move. Under the bill, the $61 billion budget that passed the House last month and subsequently went nowhere would go into effect if the Senate does not approve a budget by April 6. Plus, it would provide that in the event of a shutdown lasting more than 24 hours, members of Congress and Obama wouldn't get paid retroactively for the days the government was shuttered.

- Father, we thank You for leaders who are willing to allow lawmakers to bear the consequences of their actions, or lack thereof. We continue to ask, O Lord, that those in leadership who think they can help people by means that are outside of your Word and your Will, be awakened to the truth that it is Your way and only Your way that works, and if they refuse to submit and fear You, that they be removed from office in this land.

- "By mercy and truth iniquity is purged: and by the fear of the Lord, men depart from evil." (Prov. 16:6)

4. Egypt election set for September - The Australian

Egypt will hold its first election since the fall of president Hosni Mubarak in September and the decades-long state of emergency will be lifted for the polls.

- God, we plead the cause of the people of Egypt and pray You put a man in the office of president whose heart is turned toward You and who will lead with godly principles. Save this country from mass destruction. Hold back the forces of hell by the blood of Jesus and save the souls of these people. In Jesus Name.

- "That if you shall confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus, and shall believe in your heart that God has raise Him from the dead, you shall be saved. For with the heart man believes unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation." (Romans 10:9-10)

The Middle East in Focus

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

Help us, O God of our salvation, for the glory of Your name. Deliver us, and purge away our sins, for Your name's sake. Why should the gentiles say, "Where is their God?" (Psa.79:9-10a; cp.115:1-3)

1. Israel holds secret talks with Russia in bid to thwart recognition of Palestinian state - Ha'aretz

Isaac Molho, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's senior adviser and top negotiator on the Palestinian channel, made a secret trip to Moscow on Wednesday and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. The purpose of the visit was to dissuade Russia from supporting the European Union's intention to present in two weeks' time a plan for the establishment of a Palestinian state within the 1967 borders.

2. IDF prepares for multi-front war in war games - Jerusalem Post

In the face of a changing Middle East, the IDF held a set of war games this week aimed at preparing the military for all-out war against Hezbollah, Syria and Hamas.

3. Barak inaugurates Iron Dome trial run in Beersheba - Jerusalem Post

Defense Minister Ehud Barak visited the Beersheba battery of the Iron Dome anti-missile defense system on Thursday, announcing that its trial deployment has begun.its containment vessel.

- Father, we thank you that You are Israel's 'iron dome,' You are their shield. We thank you for the current day miracles in warfare, as well as the warfare miracles in Bible times. We pray that you will increase those miracles and that your people will turn to You with all their hearts as the Messiah and protector. On that day when all the nations of the earth are gathered against her, I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock for all the nations.

- "On that day the Lord will shield those who live in Jerusalem." (Zech. 12:3, 8)

4. Earthquake felt in Israel - Ynet News

Earthquake shakes Israel Friday afternoon, as residents across nation flood Ynet with reports of tremors. Quake's epicenter apparently near Crete, tremors felt in Cairo. No initial reports of injuries following quake.

An earthquake was felt in Israel around 4:33 pm Friday, with hundreds of concerned residents from across the nation flooding Ynet with reports of tremors.

The German Research Centre for Geosciences in Potsdam, Germany, said Friday's quake near Crete had a preliminary magnitude of 6.2 and struck at 4:29 p.m. Read more.

- Please continue to monitor this story for aftershocks as this earthquake was felt as far away as Cairo, Egypt. May God use these shakings to awaken the lost to their need to face eternity and to realize that we are all only one breath away from that day.

Praise God that Yeshua (Jesus) has already paid the price at the Cross for our salvation and for our deliverance from sin. May He be praised in all that He is doing to save many alive before the coming of His Son, and the establishing of His Kingdom on earth as it is in Heaven!

- "But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect." (Matthew 24: 36 and 44 NKJV)

The Daily Jot

The seeds we sow: When the government lies

In the weeks leading up to the US attack on Libya, Reuters and the New York Times report that the White House authorized the CIA to provide arms, and locate ammunition dumps and weapons arsenals to the rebels. While CIA operatives are not considered ground troops, ground troops are on the way to Libya. This, despite consistent reports that the rebels were joined by al Qaeda operatives and Libyan mercenaries who fought against US soldiers in Iraq. Later the CIA was calling in coordinates for the US air strikes against the Libyan government's forces advancing on the rebels. Yet the president promised in his Libya speech he was "going after al Qaeda wherever they seek a foothold."

The White House told the American people, and the world for that matter, that it was assisting the Egyptian people in overthrowing the Mubarek government in the name of democracy. The president said that the people of Egypt wanted freedom and that was why they were rebelling. Yet democracy was only the platform the terrorist sponsoring Moslem Brotherhood used to take power. Now, in just a few days, Egypt has turned from a nation at peace with Israel to one that is strengthening ties with terrorists who seek Israel's and America's destruction. Egypt's new Foreign Minister Nabil Al-Arabi says his country "will turn over a new leaf" and seek diplomatic ties with Iran and talks with Hezbollah.

In recent weeks, the Congressional Budget Office reports that the White House public projections of the budget deficit were understated by $2.3 trillion--or a mere $80,000 per American household. AP reported, "The estimate from the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office says that if Obama's February budget submission is enacted into law it would produce deficits totaling $9.5 trillion over 10 years - an average of almost $1 trillion a year." Last November the president said, "American taxpayers are now positioned to recover more than my administration invested in GM." A March 16 Congressional Oversight report, says however, that $25 billion of the deal will never be paid back to taxpayers.

There are countless other examples of bold face lies by this Administration from health care to law enforcement to employment figures and on and on. This is a direct result of the American populace buying in to the concept of separation of church and state. The Founding Fathers followed the guidelines provided Moses in setting up this Constitutional Republic. Exodus 18:21 says, "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness and place such over them (the people)..." We have abandoned the principles of fearing God, of truth and hating covetousness in choosing our leaders. Therefore we get no wisdom, lies, and financial malfeasance.

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

In WIsconsin: Don't Forget to Vote on Tuesday

Wisconsin voters will fill one seat on the seven-person state Supreme Court on Tuesday.

Incumbent Justice David Prosser Jr. and Assistant Attorney General JoAnne Kloppenburg are running for the seat. The winner will serve a 10-year term and help decide hundreds of important cases that will affect your family and community.

"These judges will decide everything from the labor dispute to life- and marriage-related cases," said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action. "Next week's election will impact this state for a long time." (Citizen Link)


To learn more about this important race, visit Wisconsin Family Action's "Your Wisconsin Vote 2011" website.

The Good News Corner

N.D. Senate OKs Abstinence Curriculum

The North Dakota Senate passed legislation Monday that would make abstinence education the only form of sex ed allowed in public schools. The amended bill now returns to the House.

Under the measure, students would learn the social, psychological and health gains that come with abstinence.

"When we talk about alcohol or tobacco, we don't tell our kids, 'You shouldn't smoke and you shouldn't drink before you are of a rightful age, but if you can't control that urge, here's the correct way to smoke or drink,'" Republican Sen. Terry Wanzek told The Associated Press.

"I think it's very important that we send a clear message to our children, what is the foolproof way to prevent these (sexually transmitted) diseases, and to prevent pregnancies." (CitizenLink)

Worship with Us Today!

Oslo Gospel Choir: "His Name Will Shine"

"There is salvation in no other Name but the Name of Jesus . . ."