Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - April 19, 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 - Tuesday, April 19, 2011

They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, "Hosanna!" "Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!" "Blessed is the King of Israel!" (John 12:13)

The Daily Brief

1. Arizona gov. vetoes presidential 'birther' bill - AP

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Monday vetoed a bill that would have required President Barack Obama and other presidential candidates to prove their U.S. citizenship before their names could appear on the state's ballot.

Brewer said in her veto letter that she was troubled that the bill empowered Arizona's secretary of state to judge the qualifications of all candidates when they file to run for office.

- Father, we pray wisdom for all congresses and governors in the various states who are adopting this kind of bill. We pray for a fair and just bill to be approved. We pray decisions will not be made out of fear based on repercussions, but boldly stand for what is right for their state.

- Father, we ask that the Spirit of the Lord rest upon our officials - the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might and strength, the spirit of knowledge and of the reverential and obedient fear of the Lord. (Isaiah 11:2)

2. North Carolina faces huge cleanup after killer storm - Bellingham Herald

The storm that killed at least 22 people and injured at least 130 in the state also damaged or destroyed at least 800 homes and left thousands without electricity.

- Father, we lift up those who were caught in this devastating storm. Give them hope and strength to rebuild their lives. Surround them with love and encouragement. 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 a future and a hope. (Jeremiah 29:11)

3. Free Condoms for 11-Year-Olds? Philadelphia and Its Sex Problem - Christian Post

Philadelphia has a disturbing problem on its hands - it has the highest rate of sexually active teens in the country and the fifth highest HIV/AIDS rate for the age group. But the city's new campaign - offer free condoms to teens as young as 11 - to combat the problem is raising eyebrows. The Philadelphia Department of Public Health has launched a website that allows youths to order free condoms online. Under the tab "Mail Me Condoms!" the city offers links to "how to use a condom correctly," places in Philadelphia to buy condoms, and the option to get the male contraceptive for free.

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- Father, reveal to this Philadelphia Dept. of Health that this campaign to supply free condoms is encouraging the behavior to continue. We pray for churches to rise up in Philadelphia and deal with this moral issue. We pray for a move of Your Spirit over these youth.

- I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them. (Ezekiel 36:27)

4. National Press Club Conference: Al-Jazeera in America - Right Side News

On Friday, April 1st, Cliff Kincaid of America's Survival held a press conference in the First Amendment room of the National Press Club titled "Al-Jazeera, Global Jihad, and the Suicide of the West". This conference was held to highlight the dangerous nature of Qatar-based Al-Jazeera, the "Terror TV network," how it is infiltrating U.S. media outlets, and to call for Congressional investigations into its activities, as well as those of other similarly disposed propaganda organs like Russia Today USA and Iranian Press TV.

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- Father, we pray against this propaganda. We pray our citizens will not be controlled by lies and deceit. Stir up the people to resist complacency.

- For the turning away of the simple will slay them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them; but whoever listens to me will dwell safely, and will be secure, without fear of evil. (Proverbs 1: 32-33)

5. Mosque Planners File $7 Million Lawsuit - NBC

As Bill Murray points out, "The total area of damage is actually less than 150 square feet, so the lawsuit is asking about $27,000 per square foot of damages. The lawsuit failed to note that el-Gamal plans to tear down the building to build his trophy to the 9-11 jihad attack." His opening line commented that Sharif el-Gamal will "sue for enough money to build his temple to Islam."

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- Father, we know there is nothing our enemies would love more than to have us pay for a memorial to their attack against us and against You. We ask you to tear down any efforts to build this trophy to their attack. We ask you to raise up valiant men who will speak in this day for those who lost their lives on 9/11, and why.

- "Then they put his armor in the temple of their gods, and fastened his head in the temple of Dagon. And when all Jabesh Gilead heard all that the Philistines had done to Saul, all the valiant men arose and took the body of Saul and the bodies of his sons; and they brought them to Jabesh, and buried their bones under the tamarisk tree at Jabesh, and fasted seven days." (1 Chronicles 10:10-12)

6. Saudi slashes oil output, says market oversupplied - Reuters

Saudi Arabia's oil minister said on Sunday the kingdom had slashed output by 800,000 barrels per day in March due to oversupply, sending the strongest signal yet that OPEC will not act to quell soaring prices.

- Father, we intercede over the control of the oil prices. Bring solutions to this unrest. We bind greed and corruption. We pray OPEC will take action to quell the oil prices. Give us leadership that will find ways to supply oil to our nation without heavily relying on outside sources.

- Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"For there shall be a day, that the watchmen upon mount Ephraim shall cry, Arise, and let us go up to Zion unto the LORD our God. For thus says the LORD, Sing with gladness for Jacob, shout among the chief of the nations: publish, praise, and say, O LORD, save Your people, the remnant of Israel. " (Jeremiah 31:6,7))

1. Israel under pressure to offer peace plan - LA Times

If Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu doesn't act soon, the Mideast 'quartet' may try to jump-start the process by endorsing a Palestinian state based on 1967 borders, with East Jerusalem its capital.

2. Ahmadinejad: 'The era of Zionism has passed away' - Jerusalem Post

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, addressing crowds gathered on Monday in honor of Iran's Army Day, stated that "the era of Zionism and capitalism has passed away."

The Daily Jot

White House Middle East Policy: Who is deceiving who?

If it wasn't so true, it would be fodder for a Hollywood movie either about the incompetency of the government or a conspiracy by America to help establish an Islamic Caliphate. ABC news reports the assistant director of FBI counter-terrorism Mark Giuliano told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, "The governments of Tunisia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen have drastically changed in the last six months. They are now led by transitional or interim governments, military regimes, or democratic alliances with no established track record on counterterrorism efforts. Al Qaeda thrives in such conditions...countries in which governments may be sympathetic to their campaign of violence."

Within hours an al Qaeda video surfaced praising the uprisings in the Middle East as beneficial to the terrorist movement. al Qaeda's "Inspire", its English language magazine aimed at recruiting American Muslims, sported the cover title "The Tsunami of Change." The magazine, written by al Qaeda's leadership, outright rejects the White House assertion that the Middle East unrest is the winds of democracy. The Islamist view is of a different kind of freedom blowing across the desert. Editor Yahya Ibrahim writes: It is our opinion that the revolutions that are shaking the thrones of dictators are good for the Muslims, good for the mujahidin and bad for the imperialists of the West and their henchmen in the Muslim world."

In distinctly anti-American and anti-Israeli rhetoric, the al Qaeda leaders strongly believe that the regimes being toppled throughout the Middle East will result in an al Qaeda brand of freedom--the establishment of Sharia Law, freedom from America and Israel. In fact, the new interim government of Egypt is working to reestablish ties with Hezbollah, Hamas, Syria and Iran. It is consistently reported that the rebels in Libya are backed by al Qaeda. And these are people that the White House is supporting with hundreds of millions of taxpayer dollars. The question Americans need to be asking is "Do we believe that our taxpayer dollars and involvement in destabilizing the Middle East are in America's best interest?"

The answer is obvious. There is a great deception taking place. Recent history shows that terrorists holding elections only results in terrorists being elected. Hamas in Gaza and the Palestinian Authority are examples. There is no peace. The White House seems to be more comfortable with Islamists than do the American people. Of course, the man in charge was raised and indoctrinated by Arab socialists. The American-supported destabilization of the Middle East appears to be playing into the hands of the terrorists. Romans 16:18 says avoid those who are contrary to the doctrines of Christ because they "by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple." Muslim freedom and Christian freedom are two different doctrines.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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