Tuesday, June 14, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 14, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot - Part One
• The Daily Jot - Part Two
• Palestinian Distortion
• Gov. Perry Under Attack
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, June 14, 2011

"Everyone who is of the truth hears My voice." (John 18:37)

The Daily Brief

1. N.Korea likely can miniaturize nuclear device: Seoul - Reuters

North Korea has probably succeeded in miniaturizing a nuclear device, South Korea's defense minister said on Monday, an advance that would in theory allow the hermit state to place an atomic warhead on a rocket.

- Lord, we pray this rogue nation will be stopped! We declare all evil plans of this nation will boomerang back on them. We ask wisdom on our leaders to reconsider the plans to cut the defense budget given that we are involved in several wars, and the knowledge of these developments in S. Korea.

- But the lives of your enemies will be hurled aside as a stone is thrown from a sling. (1Samuel 25:29)

2. Greece Receives Lowest Credit Rating by S&P - Bloomberg

Greece was branded with the world's lowest credit rating by Standard & Poor's, which said the nation is "increasingly likely" to face a debt restructuring and the first sovereign default in the euro area's history.

- Lord, as we hear these reports, let us turn to You and trust You as our source. We pray for Greece and their economy. We pray provision for the people. We lift up this country to you, and pray many will trust in You, and their needs will be supernaturally met.

- Most blessed is the man who believes in, trusts in, and relies on the Lord, and whose hope and confidence the Lord is. (Jeremiah 17:7)

3. US Is in Even Worse Shape Financially Than Greece: Gross - CNBC

When adding in all of the money owed to cover future liabilities in entitlement programs the US is actually in worse financial shape than Greece and other debt-laden European countries, Pimco's Bill Gross told CNBC Monday.

- Lord, we ask healing for our economy. Give your people plans and strategies like you gave Joseph during the famine in the land. Other nations looked to Egypt for provision because of the plans you gave Joseph. Let us turn the world's news off, and listen to your Good News.

- For he shall be like a tree planted by the waters that spreads out its roots by the river; and it shall not see and fear when heat comes; but its leaf shall be green. It shall not be anxious and full of care in the year of drought, nor shall it cease yielding fruit. (Jeremiah 17:8)

4. Economists warn against any new Fed action - MSNBC

The best cure for the economy now is time. That's the overwhelming opinion of leading economists in a new Associated Press survey. They say the Federal Reserve shouldn't bother trying to stimulate the economy -- and could actually do damage if it did.

- Thank you, Lord for this revelation. We have done enough damage by stimulating the economy. Let us not look to frail man for our provision.

- Thus says the Lord: Cursed (with great evil) is the strong man who trusts in and relies on frail man, making weak (human) flesh his arm, and whose mind and heart turn aside from the Lord. (Jeremiah 17:5)

5. Michele Bachmann enters presidential race - AP

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, an outspoken Republican with close ties to the tea party, announced Monday that she is running for president, a candidacy that could further shake up a volatile fight for the GOP nomination.

- Lord, we pray for Michele Bachmann as she prepares for this race. Give her stamina, health, and wisdom during the exhausting schedule she is soon to be engaged in.

- A man's way is not in himself; nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps. If the Lord delights in a man's way, he makes his steps firm. (Jeremiah 10:23, Psalm 37:23)

6. Missouri River levee fails near Iowa-Mo. border - USA Today

A Missouri River levee failed near the Iowa-Missouri border Monday, prompting a flash flood warning for the area around the town of Hamburg, Iowa.

- Father, we pray for this town in Iowa. Protect their lives and belongings from this flood. Restore what this flood has taken.

- You caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and water, but You brought us out into a broad, moist place (to abundance and refreshment and the open air). (Psalm 66:12)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"In that day the Lord will defend the inhabitants of Jerusalem; the one who is feeble among them in that day shall be like David, and the house of David shall be like God, like the Angel of the Lord before them." (Zech. 12:8)

1. Lebanon PM: New government to liberate land under occupation of 'Israeli enemy' - Ha'aretz

Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announces long-delayed new government dominated by allies of Iran-backed Hezbollah, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers.

2. Report: Hamas nominates Haniyeh to head government - Ynet News

Several days after Fatah nominated Salam Fayyad to head the new Palestinian government, Hamas announced it was pushing for Ismail Haniyeh's appointment.

3. EU pushing peace plan based on Obama's '1967 borders' speech - Ha'aretz

EU's foreign policy chief Ashton sends letter to Clinton, Ban calling for urgent Quartet meeting; U.S., meanwhile, prefers to secure Netanyahu's support for renewed negotiations with the Palestinians.

The Daily Jot - Part One

You don't need to know

A blogger covering the secret Bilderberg meetings in Switzerland for the UK Guardian reported that the billionaire conspirators, think tank super minds, and politicians went for a walk over the weekend. Some protesters caught up with Airbus CEO Tom Enders. One of them said that there are politicians inside and wondered why the meetings were so secret. The report says Enders just smiled at the protester and said, "I don't have to tell you, and you don't need to know." That about sums it up. Its a private meeting of private people, with the exception of several government officials and politicians, and the normal folks "don't need to know" what they are talking about.

Those representing the United States alone have enough government representatives that Americans should demand under the Freedom of Information Act to know what is being discussed. Christine Varney, Assistant Attorney General, James Steinber, Deputy Secretary of State, are attending and there are reports that Robert Gates, US Defense Secretary, is there--just to name a few. Then you have the top dogs from Microsoft, Google, Amazon, LinkedIn, Facebook, CitiCorp, Chase Manhattan, Federal Reserve, and a host of others. All the big Washington, DC based think tanks are also there. There are public officials in attendance that have not been listed on the partial list.

We know from previous reports that world finance is on the agenda of topics to be discussed. These people have made such a mess of the financial aspects of the US economy and that of Europe's that there is no money left to barely kick start the grand opening of a lemonade stand. But these privateers have made their money. Another reported agenda item is war. It is generally understood from reporters covering this meeting that the powers around the world want disruption in the Middle East to continue because it is good for their businesses. They applaud the current White House policy to support reform across the Middle East. There is money to be made in war.

Trouble is, the sons and daughters of America will be sacrificed for their greed. One of the great things about the American system of representative government is that the elite do not get to decide these matters. It is We The People who have the power. We The People do not have to go along with the plan to elevate terrorists to power so there is continued war and war machine profits. An apt description of these Bilderbergs is found in Isaiah 59:4, "None calleth for justice, nor any pleadeth for truth: they trust in vanity, and speak lies; they conceive mischief, and bring forth iniquity." When our own president is puppet to these puppeteers, we must stand to stop it. That is their fear. But "you don't need to know."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Daily Jot - Part Two

It's no laughing matter

I love laughter. I joke around a lot. In fact, my wife reminds me often about when it is appropriate to joke around and, especially, when it is not. And I have learned over the years that there are boundaries. Sometimes I joke about something to make a point, or even to make someone uncomfortable. A joke often is told in a very dire situation to break the intensity. A joke can be used as a way to illustrate the truth of a situation. The man who occupies the Oval Office was meeting with his Jobs Council about the horrible condition of the US economy. And after being told that his projects were taking too long, he interjected, "Shovel-ready was not as...uh...shovel-ready as we expected." They all burst out in laughter.

These people and Obama are charged with economic recovery. More people have lost their homes than at any time in American history. Unemployment is over nine percent, but in reality about one in five of those wanting a job do not have one. There is White House supported labor unrest. This particular president has spent more taxpayer money than any of his predecessors--combined. American suffering seems to only have begun as the national debt piles up and total government commitments reach over $500,000 for every family. The ability to pursue happiness is fast becoming a distant dream turned nightmare due to these policies. And he's telling jokes about his failures? And the Jobs Council is laughing?

We are involved in at least five wars. This president has pledged more by saying he will put the full weight of America's resources behind promoting "reform" in the Middle East--this means that he is committing America to overthrowing governments and nation building. And he is working with terrorists--sworn enemies of the United States--to accomplish these policies. Yes, let us be real. The Muslim Brotherhood is a terrorist sponsoring organization with a plan to create "Civilization Jihad" to overthrow the United States. American taxpayer money is funding a branch of al Qaeda in Libya. This president has said he wants Israel to retreat to indefensible borders in the name of peace.

This is no laughing matter. Words can say anything. Actions speak volumes. This president and his administration is just merrily going along and destroying the Republic. From marriage to jobs to housing to foreign policy, all things of American exceptionalism are being destroyed by this administration. He is telling jokes about it. Solomon wrote in Ecclesiastes 7:6, "For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fool." There are many in this nation who are crackling under the thorns of immoral, unethical and ungodly government policies. We may laugh to break the intensity. But for us, Proverbs 14:13 is true: "Even in laughter the heart is sorrowful; and the end of that mirth is heaviness."

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Palestinian Distortion:

"If I Forget Thee, . . . " Was Crusader Expression

As part of the continuing Palestinian denial of Jewish history in Jerusalem a Palestinian researcher and specialist on Jerusalem has claimed that the well-known verse of the Hebrew psalm, "If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill," is not a Jewish source at all. He said that the words were uttered by a Christian crusader, and have only recently been "borrowed" by Jews and "falsified in the name of Zionism."

Palestinian Media Watch has documented the Palestinian Authority [PA] policy of denying Israel's history as the basis for its denial of Israel's right to exist. The PA often denies the existence of the Temple in Jerusalem, calling it "the alleged Temple."

The following are the words of Palestinian researcher Dr. Hayel Sanduqa on PA TV, claiming that the Hebrew Bible's psalm was actually first said by a Crusader:

"[The Israelis] have acted to change Jerusalem's character. Even the expression (Psalm 137:5) 'If I forget thee, oh Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth, If I do not remember thee.'

This statement, said by the Frankish [crusader] ruler of Acre shortly before he left, was borrowed by the Zionist movement, which falsified it in the name of Zionism." [PA TV (Fatah), June 2, 2011]
(By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook, Palestinian Media Watch, June 9, 2011)
[Reported by: Bridges for Peace]

Prayer Focus

Pray this and other such lies will be revealed for what they are: Palestinian attempts to rewrite history and deny Israel's ancient and therefore modern connection to the land of Israel.


"For there is no faithfulness in their mouth; their inward part is destruction; their throat is an open tomb; they flatter with their tongue. Pronounce them guilty, O God! Let them fall by their own counsels; cast them out in the multitude of their transgressions, for they have rebelled against You." (Psalm 5:9-10)

Perry Attacked for Prayer Breakfast

AUSTIN, Tex. - Gov. Rick Perry is under fire for inviting fellow governors to "a day of prayer and fasting on behalf of our troubled nation" that he had scheduled for August 6.

Though some have depicted it as a political move for a potential presidential bid - it's scheduled the week before the Iowa straw poll -- others have criticized the governor for the explicit evangelical tone of the breakfast. Unlike the National Prayer Days, which include many faiths, the website for the event talks about clear evangelical themes like the infallibility of the New Testament, according to The New York Times.

Only one governor -- Sam Brownback of Kansas, a conservative Roman Catholic - has said he will attend. Meanwhile, some Jewish groups have complained about the event's tone.

"There are many houses of worship here in Texas, not just Christian churches," said Kim Kamen, an executive with the American Jewish Committee based in Texas. "As the leader of our state, we hope that he will bear that in mind."

But Perry rejected the accusations of exclusion. "It is Christian-centered, yes, but I have invited and welcome people of all faiths to attend," he said in an e-mail to the Times on Friday.

David Lane, an evangelical political organizer from California who has gathered national support for the prayer day, told the Times that "Nobody's imposing anything on people of other faiths." (NewsMax)

Prayer Point:

Father, it is good to pray for our leaders. It is better when our leaders call on us to pray. We ask you to raise up more leaders calling on men to pray, and may their voices be heard and heeded.


"On the first day you shall hold a solemn assembly, and on the seventh day a solemn assembly . . ." (Exodus 12:16).

The Good News Corner

Good News from Louisiana!

Louisiana House of Representatives votes for Ten Commandments monument at State Capitol
Baton Rouge - Members of the House of Representatives who unanimously voted for legislation that calls for the Ten Commandments to be posted on a monument of the State Capitol grounds acknowledge that it's a religious statement.

But they say it's also a statement of historic law, so it's fitting to make such a statement outside the building where laws are made.

Rep. Patrick Williams, D-Shreveport, who is the author of HB277, said the Legislature every day opens its sessions in the House and Senate with a prayer, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance, so religion plays a part in government. "All denominations are allowed to pray."

Asked about separation of church and state, he answered, when prayer is a part of everyday operations, "how do you determine what separation is?"

Although a devout Christian, Williams said he sees the proposed monument as more of an historic marker than a religious one. He said it's the role the Ten Commandments plays in shaping society and laws that's being recognized.

He said his decision to push the legislation was influenced by his visit to the Middle East, where he "climbed Mount Sinai, where Moses got the Ten Commandments."

He said his bill actually puts into action something that was started in 1950. The Legislature created a law allowing for the posting of such markers on the Capitol grounds, but "no one ever asked for it to be done," he said. "I'm asking." (The News Star.com) Read more.

Worship with Us Today!

A Special Treat: "You've Got Talent, Korea!"

Tonight we trust you will be richly blessed by the talent of this amazing young man in South Korea.

We know not the condition of his soul; may God continue to do a deep work in his young life. Amen.
P.S. Have your Kleenex handy!