Wednesday, April 13, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - April 13, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• IPT Report #1
• IPT Report #2
• IPT Report #3
• Israeli Bombing Victim "Extremely Critical"
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, April 13, 2011

"So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it." (Isaiah 55:11

The Daily Brief

1. GOP using Senate amendment process to attack Obama agenda - Congress Reports- The Hill

Senate Republicans are taking advantage of the amendment process to keep alive many of the spending-cut proposals that were excluded from the deal to avoid a government shutdown. Republicans have tacked on to the pending Small Business Administration funding bill dozens of non-germane savings measures, many of which come directly from riders attached to the House Republicans' original funding package for 2011, numbered H.R. 1.

- Father, by Your power hold fast all federal savings measures so that they will stand solid and be passed into law. Support our country's monetary system that there be no government shutdown. Release the grip of ungodly hands that would attempt to force a shutdown and punish all that oppress the American people. In Jesus Name.

- "For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end." (Jeremiah 29:11)

2. Boehner's 'Deal' funds Planned Parenthood...again! - AFA

Taxpayer subsidizing of PP and NPR keeps getting our tax dollars. A budget deal was struck which DID NOT exclude Planned Parenthood (PP) and National Public Radio (NPR) from receiving federal tax dollars. The AFA believes that it is long past time to defund Planned Parenthood, an organization that receives $350 million in taxpayer funds while aborting 324,000 babies a year.

- God, on behalf of the right to life that you have given to all unborn babies, we ask for Your divine intervention to abolish all laws that allows a human being to abort the life of these innocent babies. This is contemptible before holy God. So having shown all their wisdom to be foolishness, may it please God to establish the only way by which He and Your salvation may be truly known, and that is by and in Christ Jesus. In Jesus' Name we pray.

- "Know you not that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you? If any man destroys the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple you are." ( I Corinthians 3:16-17)

3. Trump poll triumph built on doubting Obama's birth - Washington Times

Donald Trump's potential candidacy for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination has forced the issue of whether Barack Obama was born in America into the mainstream, a question the establishment media has been frantically avoiding. Mr. Trump is demanding the president reveal his long-form birth certificate. The real estate mogul believes Mr. Obama is deliberately withholding embarrassing or damaging information.

- Father God in heaven, Lord and King over all the earth, call forth the absolute truth and let the long-form birth certificate of the president be exposed to all the world. Set a holy fire to all the lies and cover up documents and render them useless and totally worthless, as God exposes the unedited truth. Bring the United States out from under the cloak of a deliberate deception that was set up by the hidden powers that plan the demise of world governments. By the blood of Jesus render them extinct and set our country free. In Jesus Name.

- "Behold, all they that were incensed against you shall be ashamed and confounded: they shall be as nothing; and they that strive with you shall perish." (Isaiah 41:11)

4. US deficit up 15.7% in first half of fiscal 2011 - AFP

The US budget deficit shot up 15.7 percent in the first six months of fiscal 2011, the Treasury Department said Wednesday as political knives were being sharpened for a new budget battle.

- God, the financial world is shooting in all directions to strike a deathblow to positive growth steps of recovery. We are in a battle with the enemy of our country's security. So we call out to our God to step into the middle of these clashes and establish Your perfect will and Your perfect timing. Send warring angels who are assigned to designated posts to pull down the works of darkness. In the Name of Jesus.

- "Plead our cause, O Lord, with them that strive against us: fight against them that fight against us. Take hold of shield and buckler, and stand up for our help. Draw out also the spear, and stop the way against them that persecute us: say unto our souls, I AM your salvation." (Psalm 35:1-3)

5. G20 to work on imbalances plan amid crowded agenda - Reuters

The world's biggest economies hope to make progress this week on a plan to identify countries that put the global economy at risk, while China warned against any moves that would curb its red-hot growth.

- God, we ask that you give a just balance to all the world's biggest economies and curtail the greed and avarice that drives China to threaten any country that would stand in its way. Break this power under the mighty hand of God that justice will prevail. In Jesus Name.

- "Lift up your eyes on high, and behold who has created these things, that brings out their host in number: God calls them all by names by the greatness of His might, for that He is strong in power; not one fails." ( Isaiah 40:26)

6. Man declares himself Mahdi over Makkah mosque loudspeakers - Gulf News

A man snatched the microphone at the Grand Mosque in Makkah and declared he was the Mahdi, the prophesied redeemer of Islam who is expected to come prior to the Day of Resurrection.

- The Lord God of heaven and earth, declares that it is Jesus the Christ who is the one and only redeemer of the world, and it is God who knows and discerns those who pose this honor to themselves and are found to be the counterfeit one. The Word of God stands sure, and not one dot or tittle will ever be changed. It is the glorified Christ who was raised from the dead that is the great and mighty Messiah. To Him be glory forever and ever. In Jesus Name.

- "And God said to me, These sayings are faithful and true: and the Lord God of the holy prophets sent His angel to show unto His servants the things which must shortly be done. And Jesus said, Behold I come quickly: blessed is he that keeps the sayings of the prophecy of this Book." (Revelation 22:6-7)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Your name give glory, for Your mercy, and for Your truth's sake. Why should the nations say, Where is their God? But our God is in the heavens. He has done whatever He has pleased." (Psalm 115:1-3)

1. Quartet meeting on Mideast delayed following pressure from US - Ynet News

The United States blocked an initiative by Britain, France and Germany to restart stalled Israeli-Palestinian talks by proposing the outlines of a final settlement to their long conflict, UN diplomats and a US official said Monday.

2. Israel claims Russian missle hit school bus - Ynet News

A diplomatic crisis is threatening Israel-Russia relations after the Kornet, a Russian-made anti-tank missile, hit an Israeli school bus driving near Sha'ar Hanegev Regional Council last Thursday.

3. Poll: 51% in US oppose unilateral creation of Palestinian state - Ynet News

A new survey released Monday by the Israel Project, revealed support for Israel among the American public is strong.

The Daily Jot

American crossroads: The prophetic future of complacency

The man who occupies the Oval Office will take to the airwaves Wednesday night to ostensibly inform Americans about the budget process and what needs to be done to fix it. Ostensibly, because in reality he is launching his reelection campaign and he will very craftily try to get buy in from the citizenry on tax increases to help pay down these historic and record breaking budget deficits he and a misguided Congress have created. He will use terms like "investment" and try to shame the "wealthy" into paying their own fair share. These are all code words for tax increases, and even more insidious, words of class warfare. Class warfare, pitting the nebulous rich against the less fortunate is classic socialist strategy.

Gasoline prices have surpassed $4 a gallon in many places. Food prices are soaring at levels not seen in 30 years. The consequences of this government not living within its means and robbing America of her wealth are about to come home to roost. And this man's plan is to raise taxes--in other words--rob America and Americans of more of their wealth. If the goal is to destroy capitalism and establish socialism, the fastest way to accomplish it is to bankrupt the country and make the people totally reliant on the government. The transfer of wealth from the people to the government is the linchpin in accomplishing the promised "Remaking of America." Invoking class warfare--casting rich vs poor--will set the stage.

In showing Moses how to govern properly, his father-in-law Jethro came to him with words of wisdom from the Lord. He said in Exodus 18:21, "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, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." This is the system after which the Founding Fathers of America modeled our Republic. The word "covetousness" in this passage means "plunder, unjust gain, lucre, profit, dishonest gain." Americans rejected this wisdom and elected men and women who do not fear God, who covet our enterprise, and who will lie to take it.

The consequences of these very actions mean that Americans could lose their nation, along with it our liberty, our way of life, our ability to pursue our inspirations. These are consequences of turning our backs on God, electing those who chose humanism in governance, and trusting godless liars with our national well being and security. Titus 1:10, 11 says, "For there are many unruly and vain talkers and deceivers, specially they of the circumcision: Whose mouths must be stopped, who subvert whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre's sake." God honors the hearts of his people. We must want our nation, our homes, more than the covetousness of the socialists and Islamists. Otherwise they will have them.

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

IPT Report #1

CIA has slashed its terrorism interrogation role

He's considered one of world's most dangerous terrorism suspects, and the U.S. offered a $1-million reward for his capture in 2005. Intelligence experts say he's a master bomb maker and extremist leader who possesses a wealth of information about Al Qaeda-linked groups in Southeast Asia. Yet the U.S. has made no move to interrogate or seek custody of Indonesian militant Umar Patek since he was apprehended this year by officials in Pakistan with the help of a CIA tip, U.S. and Pakistani officials say. The little-known case highlights a sharp difference between President Obama's counter-terrorism policy and that of his predecessor, George W. Bush. Under Obama, the CIA has killed more people than it has captured, mainly through drone missile strikes in Pakistan's tribal areas. At the same time, it has stopped trying to detain or interrogate suspects caught abroad, except those captured in Iraq and Afghanistan. "The CIA is out of the detention and interrogation business," said a U.S. official who is familiar with intelligence operations but was not authorized to speak publicly. Several factors are behind the change . . . (LA Times) Read more [Investigative Project on Terrorism] To see more, go here.

IPT Report #2

Plea expected from man accused of Metro bomb plot

ALEXANDRIA, Va. - A naturalized citizen from Pakistan charged with joining what he thought was an al-Qaida plot to bomb the D.C. region's Metrorail system is expected to plead guilty to federal charges Monday. A change of plea hearing has been scheduled in U.S. District Court for Farooque Ahmed of Ashburn, Va. The exact charges to which Ahmed would plead are unclear. He was initially charged with conspiring to provide material support to al-Qaida and collecting information for a terrorist attack on a transit facility. He entered a not guilty plea in November. Authorities said Ahmed plotted with people who turned out to be part of a government sting. He allegedly took video of northern Virginia subway stations and suggested using rolling suitcases rather than backpacks to kill as many people as possible. Read more.

IPT Report #3

Police search for suspect in Santa Monica synagogue explosion

Police on Friday were searching for the suspect in a Santa Monica synagogue explosion that authorities had earlier believed to be an accidental blast. Santa Monica police released a photograph of the short and heavyset suspect, Ron Hirsch, 60, also known as Israel Fisher, saying they thought he was behind Thursday morning's blast outside Chabad House on 17th Street between Broadway and Santa Monica Boulevard. Police described Hirsch as a transient. The blast sent a 300-pound metal pipe encased in concrete hurtling through the air and crashing through the roof of a home next door to Chabad House. Originally authorities had said they believed the explosion was a freak industrial accident. But on Friday, bomb technicians and detectives scouring the scene discovered evidence that the blast was caused by an explosive device, police said. Items found nearby were linked to Hirsch, who was being sought on state charges of possession of a destructive device and other charges. (L.A. Times) Read more.

Santa Monica synagogue explosion caused by unusual type of device, authorities say
First it was believed to be a bomb, then it was dismissed as a freak industrial accident, and now authorities are again saying that the explosion last week near a Santa Monica synagogue was, most likely, deliberately planned. Part of the confusion, authorities say, was connected to the device itself: An explosive layered under hundreds of pounds of concrete poured into a trash bin is not something bomb technicians typically encounter. "This is clearly not a traditional type of explosive device," said FBI spokeswoman Laura Eimiller. "Clearly if it were, our investigators would have been able to identify it immediately." (L.A. Times)

Israeli Bombing Victim "Extremely Critical"

Condition of teen injured in Hamas bus attack worsens

16-year-old Daniel Viflic's condition upgraded to extremely critical at Beersheba hospital, following anti-tank missile attack.

The condition of Daniel Viflic, the 16-year-old boy injured in the anti-tank missile attack on a school bus in the Negev on last week, has worsened, according to a statement released by Beersheba's Soroka Medical Center on Tuesday. The boy's condition was upgraded to extremely critical and life-threatening.

Viflic suffered severe head trauma and was artificially respirated while unconscious after an anti-tank missile fired from the Gaza Strip struck his school bus in the Negev last Thursday.
The missile, which was fired by Hamas terrorists, hit the bus moments after most of the children got off, while it was driving near Kibbutz Saad, about 2.5 k.m. from Gaza. Only two people were on the bus when it was hit -- the driver, who was lightly injured in the leg, and Viflic, who was en route to visit his grandmother. The bus driver is a friend of the family.

Israel's southern region has been barraged by more than 120 rockets and mortars in recent weeks. On Monday, a UN-brokered cease-fire went into effect, but the quiet remains shaky. IDF officials presume the truce will be short-lived and soldiers along the border remain on high alert.

"We succeeded in postponing a large-scale conflict with Hamas but that conflict is likely inevitable," one senior officer said on Monday. (Jerusalem Post)

- Lord God of Israel, we cry out to You for mercy for this precious young man, who simply was trying to ride his school bus home to visit his grandmother. A day filled with anticipated joy has turned into a day of horror for Daniel Viflic. And now his own life is in danger.

Abba Father, You are the Great Physician. We hear the reports of these skilled Israeli doctors, but now we turn to You for the report of the Lord.

Together, we decree: IT IS WRITTEN: "Daniel Viflic will not die, but he will live and tell what the Lord has done . . ."(Psalm 118:17)

The Good News Corner:

Nearly 350 babies saved from abortion during 40 Days for Life

The spring 2011 40 Days for Life campaign has now entered its 34th day, and with just a week left to go, stories of the incredible fruits of the international pro-life initiative are pouring in. But the positive effects of 40 Days for Life aren't confined only to babies and mothers being spared from abortion. The 40 Days website is full of incredible stories of abortion facilities shutting down, abortion workers walking away from their jobs, and people being touched in myriad ways by the 40 Days campaign.

A pregnant woman who was going into the local Planned Parenthood told her that her doctor was concerned that she would have a baby with deformities, and that, due to her diabetes, the best option would be to abort. But after talking with the 40 Days volunteers, the woman changed her mind. "What a difference," the young mother reportedly told Alejandra. "The people here are warm, caring and friendly. You are treated like a person - unlike at Planned Parenthood." (Lifesite News)
- Heavenly Father, we give You thanksgiving for this great news of unborn children being saved from destruction. We pray for everyone to be touched in their hearts and become strong supporters of life - even those who have in the past supported abortion. Bless those faithful servants who are doing this work.

- "But there is going to come a time of testing at the judgment day to see what kind of work each builder has done. Everyone's work will be put through the fire to see whether or not it keeps its value. If the work survives the fire, that builder will receive a reward." (1 Corinthians 3:13,14)

Worship with Us Today!

"Better Than a Hallelujah" by Amy Grant

"We pour out our miseries, God just hears a melody . . . Beautiful, the mess we are, the honest cries of a breaking hearts are better than a hallelujah sometimes."