Thursday, May 19, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - May 19, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• Prayers for P.M. Netanyahu
• The Daily Jot
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, May 19, 2011

"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Genesis 12:3)

The Daily Brief

1. Obama: Palestinian State Must be Based in Pre-1967 Borders - Fox News

Obama, in a sweeping address tackling the uprisings in the Middle East and the stalled peace process, on Thursday endorsed Palestinians' demand for their own state based on the borders that existed before the 1967 Middle East war.

Lord we are grieved and appalled at this break from long-standing US policy. We fall to our knees before You and plead for mercy for Your people. We ask that this administration be removed from power in the upcoming elections, and that strong relations with Israel be restored.In the meantime, Father remember that in spite of our leadership, Your people who love Israel remain united for her.

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

2. Israeli P.M. Netanyahu Rejects Obama's Call to Pull Back - Fox News

Says Israel's '67 Borders are "Indefensible"

- God, hold PM Netanyahu steady to stay with the point of the issue at hand and not be taken off course. Wrap him in the folds of Your presence and speak into his ears "thus says the Lord." Stabilize him. Fill him with sound confidence that God is with him and the angels of heaven are around him. Father, let nothing jar his assurance that he is God-called to this leadership position of the greatest nation on earth. Nothing shall shake him. Hold up Your hand, God, against all the powers of hell that come against him. Secure him from heaven and he shall hold his course firm to the end. In Jesus Name.

[Prayer repeated from yesterday . . . please continue to agree, even as this news has come upon Israel today.]

- "You shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you: and the light shall shine upon your ways." (Job 22:28)

3. Senate rejects GOP bill to expand, speed up offshore drilling - The Hill

The Senate on Wednesday rejected Republican-backed legislation intended to speed up and expand offshore oil and gas drilling.

__Lord it appears that You alone can get momentum started to make the US energy independent. We pray for wisdom to find a place to grow in our Congress, and that action will be taken with regard to the huge oil reserves available both in and around America.

- "For wisdom is a defense even as money is a defense: but the excellency of knowledge is that wisdom shields and preserves the life of him who has it." (Eccl 7:12)

4. IAEA investigating if equipment hacked while in Iran - Jerusalem Post

The International Atomic Energy Agency is looking into reports from its experts which allege that cellular phones and mobile computers may have been hacked by Iranian officials searching for sensitive information while equipment was left unsupervised while the organization visited Iran's various uranium enrichment facilities, according to a report by the Associated Press.

__Thank You, Lord that this subterfuge was found by someone and revealed. We pray that all plans of Iran be blocked and that their desires toward the West and Israel be denied.

- "But no weapon that is formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue that shall rise against you in judgment you shall show to be in the wrong." (Isaiah54:17a Amplified)

5. U.S. sanctions Assad, freezes assets - Washington Times

Obama on Wednesday froze the assets of Syrian President Bashar Assad over his bloody crackdown on protesters, while Obama prepared to announce a broad job-creation plan for emerging democracies in the Middle East that includes up to $2 billion in U.S. aid for Egypt and Tunisia.

__ Father we pray for the people of Syria and all of the Middle East to know You as their Savior. Egypt is still persecuting Christians, even after the switch in government. Assad and Qaddafi are still punishing dictators in spite of the protests. We pray for true change in the hearts of men!

- "For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son; that whosoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

6. Russia threatens nuclear build-up over U.S. missile shield - CNN

Russia will need to speed up the development of its nuclear strike capabilities if the United States does not convince Moscow its missile defense system isn't aimed at Russia, President Dmitry Medvedev said Wednesday.

__Lord as the grandiose posturing of Russia sets that part of the world on alert, we ask that cooler heads will prevail. We bind the spirits that tell the leaders of Russia lies and loose the Holy Spirit of God to bring revelation of truth.

- "He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings shall you trust; His truth shall be your shield and buckler." (Psalm 91:4)

7. Iranian FM says Bushehr nuclear plant is operational - Jerusalem Post

Iranian Foreign Minister Ali Akbar Salehi said that the Bushehr power plant is operational, Press TV reported on Wednesday.

__Lord You have a plan, and we ask that You complete that plan. We ask that this plant and those like it be removed as dangers for good.

- "And He shall judge between the nations, and shall decided disputes for many peoples; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war anymore." (Isaiah 2:4)

8. BREAKING: Senate Blocks Nomination of Obama Judicial Pick Goodwin Liu :) - Fox News

Republican opposition to controversial University of California-Berkeley law professor Goodwin Liu, nominee for the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals,has sunk the nomination, a first in Obama's occupation of the White House.

Senior Republicans launched an all-out push to quash the nomination, urging their entire conference to support a GOP-led filibuster, which has now succeeded in blocking Liu's nomination.

- Offer a great chorus of praise for the action taken today by the United States Senate. Goodwin Liu's record testifies to everything we are against . . . for more information, go here.

- "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the LORD." (Psalm 150:6)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"And the LORD said unto Abram . . .'Lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are north, and south, east, and west, for all the land which you see, will I give to you and to your seed forever.'" (Genesis 13:14,15)

1. Former Netanyahu aide leaked secret nuclear project - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will head to Washington today in the shadow of two diplomatic crises - one with the United States and the other with Russia.

2. IDF attache to Russia deported for alleged spying - Jerusalem Post

Israel's military attache to Moscow Col. Vadim Leiderman was arrested and deported from Russia this week over allegations that he was spying.

3. Israel's Barak says Netanyahu must take 'daring' steps toward peace - LA Times

Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Wednesday that a "daring" peace initiative by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is vital to his country's security and international standing, and that without one, Israel could face increased isolation and mass popular protests.

4. Netanyahu unveils Israel's anti-cyber terror taskforce - Ha'aretz

Israel is establishing a national taskforce that will work to prevent cyber "terror attacks" by foreign countries on its strategic computer networks, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday.

Prayers for P.M. Netanyahu


This is from an intercessor in ISRAEL! Please join in prayer for this courageous leader and for the land that ALMIGHTY God sovereignly gave the Jewish people for an EVERLASTING inheritance centuries ago . . . and He hasn't changed His mind. You are blessed TO BE a blessing. And remember God's Word: "I will bless those who bless you (Israel/Jews) and I WILL curse those who curse you(Israel/Jews)" . . . NO exceptions! (Submitted by Mary Murphy)

[Please note: we are forwarding these requests as they were sent to us. We realize that the term "Bibi" is not the formal name, but this is being used as a term of endearment to the hundreds of thousands who honor P.M. Netanyahu and the anointing that rests upon him.]

--Pray that Bibi shines in humility, strength and wisdom . . .
--Pray that the American people -- especially the church and the Jewish community -- will rally around Bibi and his message.
--Pray for the Holy Spirit to speak powerfully and effectively through Bibi.
--Pray for his life (and that of his family members) to be preserved and his health to be strong.
--Pray for unity among the Israelis, as they stand behind him.
--Pray that Bibi's cabinet and coalition will stand strongly with him.
--Pray for Shimon Peres to be silent, if he tries to counter Bibi's position in any way.
--Pray that the Lord would give Livni and the left a REVELATION, or that He would remove them from office, influence, and power.
--Pray that Israel's borders will not be challenged by further protests and that Gaza, nor the "West Bank" will not rise up in violence while Bibi is away.
--Pray that the media would treat Bibi with respect and that they would accurately report what he is saying, without adding their biased commentary and negative spin.
--Pray that the demands put forth by Bibi to the Congress will be embraced, supported, and applauded by that joint session.
--Pray that God will arise and scatter all of Israel's enemies, as He arises to defend His land and His people.
--Pray down all future manifestations of a Third Intifada. Remove traction from all incoming plans and terror attacks.

The Daily Jot

An understanding of heart for a prophetic journey

Thursday, May 19, 2011

In his 20th year of captivity, Nehemiah inquired of men from Jerusalem who had escaped captivity. They told him (Nehemiah 1:3), "The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire." Nehemiah writes, "And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven." Nehemiah then turned his petition to the Lord into action. By the grace of God, he was granted permission to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.

Those opposing Nehemiah were the enemies of God--Sanballat the Horonite, who was of Samaritan descent and a leader of the Persian Achaemenid Empire; Tobiah, an ammonite, who worshiped the false god moloch that required child sacrifices; and Geshem, the Arabian. All these men seem to portray modern principalities that oppose not only the one true God, but also represent those who are false gods, require children to die, and are of Islam. These are the very people who oppose the United States, and more directly, pure Christianity in the United States. These are the same people who today are tearing down this society. And, by our inaction, (many) Christians are allowing it, sometimes even aiding and abetting it.

These laughed at, scorned, and despised Nehemiah, saying, "What is this thing that you do? Will you rebel against the king?" In essence, that is what the enemies of God are saying to the remnant even today. In fact, tares within Christianity will that Christians be distracted from rebuilding and restoring their families, their communities, their states, their nation. They vehemently stand against it, saying even God is in control, you have no faith if you pursue such righteousness. Or they say that it is not our right to impose our beliefs upon others--even Christians are saying these things. They ridicule those with the prophetic destiny of returning hearts toward the salt and light commandments of Jesus.

Nehemiah responds in 2:20: "Then answered I them, and said unto them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem." And he led prayer to action and risking life and limb, rebuilt the wall even as his workers were attacked by the godless, the child sacrificers and the Arabs. I say to you today that the walls of your family, your community, your nation need rebuilding. The opposition is fierce. But the opposition has no portion, nor right, nor memorial to prevent the remnant from walking in its prophetic destiny. If you are reading this, you have been notified. You are accountable to God Almighty.

Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

"So Help Me God" Will Stay In Presidential Oath

The US Supreme Court on Monday refused to take up an atheist challenge to the use of the phrase, "So help me God," at the conclusion of the presidential oath of office during a president-elect's inauguration. The lawsuit initially asked a federal judge to block Chief Justice John Roberts from reciting "So help me God" while administering the oath in January 2009 to Obama. It also sought an order preventing two members of the clergy from conducting an invocation and benediction during the 2009 inauguration. A federal judge threw the suit out, ruling that the atheists lacked the necessary legal standing to bring the litigation. - Jewish World Review

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Oseh Shalom - Jonathan Settel

Oseh shalom bim'romav
Hu ya'aseh shalom aleinu
V'al kol Yisrael
V'imru, imru. Amen.

These words are from the Kaddish, the prayer of praise to God said daily for one year following a person's death. They are translated as, "May He who makes peace in the heavenly places, make peace for us and all Israel. Amen."

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