Wednesday, June 29, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 29, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Pro-Life Victory in Ohio
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, June 29, 2011

"When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." (Isaiah 29:9b)

The Daily Brief

1. Federal Appeals Court Upholds Obama Health Care Law - Fox News

Obama's controversial health care law got a major boost Wednesday when the first ruling by a federal appeals court affirmed that Congress can require Americans to have minimum insurance coverage. A conservative law center had challenged the measure, arguing on behalf of plaintiffs who said potentially being required to buy insurance or face penalties was subjecting them to financial hardship. They warned that the law was too broad and could lead to more federal mandates. Read more.

- Father, we pray that this decision will be appealed to the Supreme Court and will be reversed. Have Linkmercy on our leaders and judges for abandoning freedom in favor of socialist goals. Keep our eyes fixed on You as the enemy of our souls continues to try to destroy America. We place our nation and our trust in You alone!

- "My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He will pluck my feet out of the net." (Psalm 25:15)

2. Obama Says He Doesn't Have to Answer Whether War Powers Resolution Is Constitutional - CNS News

Obama told reporters he does not have to answer the question of whether the War Powers Resolution is constitutional. "There may be a time in which there was a serious question as to whether the War Powers Resolution was constitutional. I don't have to get to the question," Obama said during a White House news conference Wednesday. Read more.

- The law is the law is the law. Not to obey the law -- whether you are a president or a mere citizen -- is to move in a spirit of lawlessness. Pray that sanity will be restored in the decision-making at the highest level of our government. As a civilzed nation, we can do no less.

- "Every one who commits sin is guilty of lawlessness; sin is lawlessness." (I John 3:4) Read more about the question of lawlessness in our nation.

3. Durbin Introduces Napolitano to 'Hundreds' of Illegal Aliens-at Capitol Hearing - CNS News

Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) introduced a crowd of what he described as "hundreds" of illegal aliens to Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and others attending a congressional hearing on Tuesday to discuss the DREAM Act, a bill Durbin is sponsoring that would give illegal aliens who came to the United States as minors a path to citizenship provided they meet certain conditions. Read more.

- Once again, the key word here is: ILLEGAL. Either there is a law on the books to deal with this problem, or there isn't. Today, there is. Pray that Congress comes to its senses and votes to defeat the DREAM Act. Let all illegal aliens return to their homeland and then re-enter America according to the legal process of amnesty. Pray!

- "You therefore, beloved, knowing this beforehand, beware lest you be carried away with the error of lawless men and lose your own stability." Bold(2 Peter 3:17)

4. Court Tests Broadcast Profanity, Nudity Limits - Bloomberg

The U.S. Supreme Court, accepting a case that will reshape the speech rights of broadcasters, agreed to decide whether federal regulators are violating the Constitution by imposing fines for on-air profanities and nudity.

- Here we go again. Not too many years ago, this issue never would have even reached the doors of the Supreme Court, nor be heard by its judges. But this is a new day. Lift up the nine justices of the United States Supreme Court as they deliberate this case. May they judge wisely!

- "The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom." (Proverbs 9:10)

5. Los Alamos Nuclear Lab Under Siege From Wildfire - ABC News

A wildfire near the desert birthplace of the atomic bomb advanced on the Los Alamos laboratory and thousands of outdoor drums of plutonium-contaminated waste Tuesday as authorities stepped up efforts to protect the site and monitor the air for radiation.

- Cry out for mercy in the midst of judgment. Pray for unusual strength, tenacity, and insight to be granted to every worker and every firefighter that is working to keep this situation under control. Mercy, Lord!

- "In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears." (Psalm 18:6)

6. Hess Oil Donates $1 Million to ND Flood Recovery - Plains Daily

Hess Corp. CEO and Board Chairman John Hess met with Senator John Hoeven today and pledged $750,000 to the Minot Area Community Foundation and $250,000 to the North Dakota Community Foundation to assist North Dakotans suffering loss and damages as a result of this spring's unprecedented flooding disasters.

Hess has also offered a matching gift program for its employees making personal donations to the state's two relief organizations, as well as to the American Red Cross North Dakota Flood Relief. Read more.

- Offer praise for this good news for the good citizens of Minot, ND. Hess is not the only private corporation that has stepped up to the plate in this crisis. ING, for example, is also donating $50,000, as are several other companies. Still other corporations are hauling in shipments of bottled water to offset the city's continued BOIL WATER order. Offer praise for the generous spirit of our people. We WILL survive!

- "Thy people shall volunteer freely in the day of Thy power." (Psalm 110:3 NAS)

7. North Korea to Chair UN Disarmament Conference - Fox News

Watchdog group calls on U.S., European governments to protest appointment of North Korea to presidency of U.N. Disarmament Conference, saying it is akin to asking the 'fox to guard the chickens.'

- The nations have now turned against Israel, and they are being visited with a spirit of madness. God's word is true and does not lie. Pray for a miracle of divine intervention at the United Nations, that this decision can be overruled quickly. Pray!

- "It will come about in that day that I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples; all who lift it will be severely injured. And all the nations of the earth will be gathered against it. In that day," declares the LORD, "I will strike every horse with bewilderment and his rider with madness." (Zech. 12:3,4)

The Middle East in Focus

This week, for all the headlines cited below, please join us in proclaiming THIS DECREE:
"For the LORD will not forsake His people for His great name's sake, because it has pleased the LORD to make you His people." (1 Samuel 12:22)

1. Quartet meeting to attempt to restart talks likely in July - Jerusalem Post

Talks are underway to convene a Quartet meeting at the foreign ministerial level in mid July to propose a formula for peace talks that could coax Israel and the Palestinian Authority back to the negotiating table, thereby keeping the PA from taking its bid for statehood to the UN in September, Israeli officials said Tuesday.

2. Netanyahu: I want to hear Abbas say he will accept a Jewish state - Jerusalem Post

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu called on Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas to recognize Israel as a Jewish state on Tuesday, saying "Just say the six words -- 'I will accept the Jewish state."

3. Israel Preparing for September West Bank Violence - NewsMax

Israel's military is making intensive preparations for an outbreak violence in the West Bank over a U.N. vote in September on recognizing a Palestinian state, Israeli military officials said Monday.

4. Egyptian curricula states Jews, Christians are infidels - Jerusalem Post

Egypt's school curriculum, laden with anti-Semitic and anti-Christian sentiment, must undergo drastic reform to comply with international standards, according to a new report to be presented this week at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Daily Jot

The "peace of Islam" and Iran's nuclear program

Mohamed ElBaradei spent a dozen years as head of the United Nations International Atomic Energy Agency. During that time, he continuously made excuses for Iran's nuclear program, stalling actions at the UN Security Council to prevent Russia, China and North Korea from assisting Iran in building a nuclear weapon. He even won a Nobel Peace Prize for it. He insisted that Iran was not building a nuclear weapon. Today, ElBaradei is working closely with the umbrella front for terrorist organizations (and the White House Middle East peace partner), the Muslim Brotherhood, as he vies for the presidency of Egypt. Now Iran is testing missiles capable of delivering nukes to Israel and US assets in the Middle East.

The British Foreign Secretary has announced that Iran has conducted secret tests of missiles capable of delivering nuclear warheads in breach of UN resolutions. William Hague said, "Iran has also been carrying out covert ballistic missile tests and rocket launches, including testing missiles capable of delivering a nuclear payload in contravention of UN resolution 1929." This is no big revelation. It is also no big revelation that Iran is processing uranium at a rate far higher than needed for any peaceful use--unless, of course, Iran has been honest all along with its intent of the nuclear program--that it was using the nuclear program to spread the "peace of Islam" worldwide.

This is something that Western diplomats have misinterpreted for nearly a decade--the so-called "peace" of Islam. Though many who know and understand Islam can readily say it, it is amazing that diplomats and politicians have no understanding of it. The "peace of Islam" means that the world would come under submission to Islam, hence bringing the peace of Islam to the world. This is how in Islamic eschatology the Islamic Mahdi (which coincides with the Christian anti-Christ) rises to power and subdues the world. Iran's dictator Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been speaking this for years, and sees himself as an apocalyptic agent chosen to usher in the Islamic end times.

It is amazing that former President George W Bush would proclaim that Islam is a religion of peace. That the man now occupying the Oval Office would follow suit and actually partner with the terrorist supporting Muslim Brotherhood to "reform" the Middle East in the name of Islamic peace. Further, it is clear now that ElBaradei is an agent for Islamic peace, rather than true peace. The end time scenario is shaping up quickly and Christians must understand something that diplomats and politicians do not: The peace of Islam is a worldwide Caliphate as administered by Sharia law. It is the antithesis of every thing Christian. As Jeremiah 8:11 warns of those, "saying peace, peace, when there is no peace."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

An Historic Pro-Life Day in Ohio

Today, Ohio made history as the Ohio Legislature passed three significant pieces of pro-life legislation. Thanks to your phone calls and emails to your legislators, H.B. 78, Ohio's ban on late term abortion, sponsored by State Representatives Kristina Roegner and Joe Uecker, passed the Ohio House by a margin of 64-32. H.B. 79 , a provision to opt Ohio out of taxpayer abortion coverge under the new federal health care law, sponsored by Representatives Danny Bubp and Joe Ueker, passed by a vote of 62-35.

Ohio's Heartbeat Bill, H.B. 125, sponsored by State Rep. Lynn Wachtmann, passed the Ohio House by a margin of 54-43. This legislation goes farther than any previous pro-life legislation to date. It will restrict abortion when a baby's heartbeat can be detected. Numerous pro-life organizations throughout the state, along with pro-life legislators, worked on the passage of this legislation.

OCA President Chris Long made the following statement, "These successes are due to the efforts of pro-life Ohioans who for years have prayed, voted, and lobbied for the unborn. Their voices were heard on behalf of the unborn innocent, and that message is resonating with members of the Ohio Legislature and is evidenced by this strong pro-life legislation." (Ohio Christian Alliance)

Prayer Request:

Offer a great chorus of praise for tihs victory in Ohio, but the fight is not yet over. This bill must next go to the State Senate for passage; then to the Governor's desk.

Continue to stand with the saints in Ohio as they work to gain this historic victory for life. Amen.

" . . . he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." (Phil. 1:6)

The Good News Corner:

10-year-old is tornado's 'miracle kid' survivor

Angels Calmed Survivor in Joplin, MO Tornado

"When Grandma told us to pray, I saw angels protecting us." -Mason Lillard

Joplin, MO)-Locals are calling 10-year-old Mason Lillard the "Miracle Kid" of the Joplin tornado.

According to a report in The Effingham Daily News (CNHI), Mason was waiting in a pick-up truck with her grandparents outside Home Depot when the twister hit. Her grandmother, Sharon Lillard, pulled her grandchildren close to her, but the truck was lifted in the air and when it crashed back on the ground an iron bar had pierced the trucks roof and impaled Mason.

"I told the kids we have to pray that someone finds us quick, and in no time, they did," said Sharon Lillard.

Dr. Raymond Vetch, the surgeon at Joplin's Freeman Hospital who removed the iron rod, was quoted as saying the rod sliced through Mason's body, entering the shoulder and extending out her side. "If it would have angled just an inch, it would have destroyed her spinal cord," he said. "The other direction, it would have gone through her liver. The injury was unfortunate, but it was fortunate, the way it tracked."

Reeves, a firefighter with the Quapaw, Okla., Fire Department, said his rescue crew found Mason pinned inside her grandparents' pickup truck at Home Depot the night of the tornado.

"She was a little trooper," said Reeves. "You knew she was scared, but she was so brave."
According to the report, Mason called the experience "kind of scary, a little bit," but said she was calmed by angels she saw near herself and her cousin.

"When Grandma told us to pray, I saw angels protecting us," she said.

"I think God has big plans for her," said Sharon Lillard.

"She's our feel-good story," said Jeff Reeves, chief of the rescue crew that pulled her from the twister's rubble on May 22.

"After seeing so much bad that night, we're glad things went well for her and her family."
[Source: Susan Redden - The Effingham Daily News] Read more, including the story of Mason's cousin, Lage, who was in the truck, too, and is now recovering from a head injury. Let's all pray with them for a full recovery from these wounds; and let's continue to pray for all who survived that night in Joplin. God's angels were surely' with them!] [Reported by: Teresa Neumann, Breaking Chrisitan News (6/29/11) ]

Worship with Us Today!

" Be Still My Soul" by Selah

Sit back . . . relax . . . enter into His presence . . . and worship Him . . .

"Be still my soul, the winds and waves still know
His voice Who ruled them while He dwelt below . . .
Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear,
all because we do not carry
everything to God in prayer . . ."

Be still my soul.