Wednesday, June 15, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 15, 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 - Wednesday, June 15, 2011

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

The Daily Brief

1. BREAKING! Rep. Giffords Released From Houston Hospital - Fox News

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was released from a Houston hospital on Wednesday, five months after being shot in the head during a political event in Tucson, Arizona. Giffords will move to League City, a town 26 miles south of Houston, to a home owned by her husband, astronaut Mark Kelly. She will continue outpatient therapy at a facility that is part of the TIRR Memorial Hermann system, the Houston hospital where she has been undergoing intensive rehabilitation since late January. Read more.

- Tonight the nation is rejoicing at this good news! We praise God with you for this wonderful report, and the news of Rep. Giffords' continued amazing recovery, which can only be attributed to prayer. Let's continue to press in until Ms. Giffords' is back at work on Capitol Hill. Her office is waiting for her return!

- "I will not die; instead, I will live to tell what the Lord has done." (Psalm 118:17 NLT)

2. Boehner gives Obama Friday deadline on Libya - Washington Times

Stepping up a simmering constitutional conflict, House Speaker John A. Boehner warned Obama on Tuesday that unless he gets authorization from Congress for his military deployment in Libya, he will be in violation of the War Powers Resolution.

- God, we ask that You will send warring angels to the White House and block any military deployment of our men to Libya. Move mightily, Lord, that this will not happen. Break the powers of evil that would initiate this plan by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus Name we pray.

- "The Lord is a man of war; the Lord is His name. Your right hand, O Lord, is become glorious in power; Your right hand, O Lord, has dashed in pieces the enemy." (Exodus 15:3, 6)

3. US Housing Crisis Is Now Worse Than Great Depression - CNBC

It's official: The housing crisis that began in 2006 and has recently entered a double dip is now worse than the Great Depression.

- Father, hold back the powers of darkness that they cannot move to destroy the United States. Paralyze those that devise wicked plans. God, bring repentance over our land that souls be saved and we as a nation turn to God so we can be saved from the clutches of evil men. In Jesus Name.

- "And that we may put difference between holy and unholy, and between unclean and clean."(Leviticus 10:10)

4. Gay judge's same-sex marriage ruling upheld - AP

A federal judge on Tuesday had a message for those trying to salvage California's gay marriage ban: Sure, the judge who threw out the measure last year is in a long-term relationship with a man, but he could still be fair to them.

- God, come down upon this insidious spirit of homosexualism. Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by God Himself when He saw men lusting after men. God we cry out with the loudest cry possible to save us from having fire and brimstone rain down from heaven upon us, as happened when You destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Repent, repent, repent in the mighty name of Jesus.

- "Then the Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of heaven; and He overthrew those cities, and all the plain, and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the ground." (Genesis 19:24-25)

5. Sarkozy warns of soaring commodity prices - AFP

French President Nicolas Sarkozy called Tuesday for tighter controls on the speculators he blames for soaring food and energy prices threatening global growth.

- God, we look to You for holy intervention regarding the food supply, from seed planting to harvest, and that all the ports that are blocking what is necessary to have ample crops will be bound by the power of God. Send angels to unlock the doors that need to be open for the world to have food. Work a miracle, Lord. Work a miracle and break this curse. In the name of Jesus.

- "Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your kine, and the flocks of your sheep. Blessed shall be your basket and your store." (Deuteronomy 28:3-5)

6. Pakistan Arrests C.I.A. Informants in Bin Laden Raid - NY Times

Pakistan's top military spy agency has arrested some of the Pakistani informants who fed information to the Central Intelligence Agency in the months leading up to the raid that led to the death of Osama bin Laden, according to American officials.

- Father, we thank You for the intelligence agency that has infiltrated into the enemy camp and made these arrests. May the hand of the Lord move quickly over this area and drive out those who are terrorists. Break down the powers of darkness and move them out. In the name of Jesus.

- "The way of the Lord is strength to the upright: but destruction shall be to the workers of iniquity." (Proverbs 10:29)

7. "Rare" Lunar Eclipse Wednesday -- Longest in a Decade - National Geographic

Wednesday night the full moon will plunge into the longest and deepest total lunar eclipse in more than a decade.

- Father, in the last days there shall be many wonders in the sky and we pray that many souls will be saved so they will be prepared when Jesus returns to the earth and they will know Him as Savior and Lord. In Jesus Name.

- "Therefore be also ready: for in such an hour as you think not, the Son of man comes." (Matthew 24:44)

[This eclipse will not be visible inside the continental United States, but we still behold His Glory in this report! -- the editors]

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. Hamas, Fatah reach deal on makeup of unity government - Jerusalem Post

Hamas and Fatah have reached an agreement over the composition of a unity government, Azzam al-Ahmed, head of the Fatah negotiating team with Hamas, announced late on Tuesday.

2. UN says Syria allowed Naksa Day border crossings - Jerusalem Post

Syrian armed forces allowed Palestinian demonstrators to cross the Israel-Syrian border in the Golan Heights during Nakba and Naksa Day protests, a United Nations reported released on Wednesday said, AFP reported.

3. US, EU officials in Israel work to stop Palestinian UN move - Jerusalem Post

American and European officials were in Israel on Tuesday in a strong push to jump start the stalled peace process and thereby prevent Palestinian unilateral statehood at the United Nations in September.

4. PM: Palestinians won't compromise if all demands are met - Jerusalem Post

If the Palestinians obtain all of their requests and the UN General Assembly recognizes a Palestinian state, it will be difficult to get the Palestinian leadership to accept necessary compromises in peace negotiations, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Tuesday night.

The Daily Jot

Because we have a right to know

Over the next few weeks, The Daily Jot will from time to time discuss the entire concept of nation building as it relates to the Middle East and what now are terrorist allies. This is important because it is an indicator of leadership gone terribly awry. While the world was analyzing the US president's May 19 speech on Middle East policy from the lens of how it impacts Israel, a much greater and problematic aspect of the speech was largely overlooked. It is the nearly unbelievable public shift in foreign policy toward nation building and opening up Middle Eastern nations to so-called self determination by applying all the tools at America's disposal--military, financial, political--to destabilize current governments and institute self rule.

He said, "Today I want to make it clear that it is a top priority that must be translated into concrete actions, and supported by all of the diplomatic, economic and strategic tools at our disposal. Let me be specific. First, it will be the policy of the United States to promote reform across the region, and to support transitions to democracy." He admitted, "Not every country will follow our particular form of representative democracy, and there will be times when our short-term interests don't align perfectly with our long-term vision for the region." This admission is in reality a disclaimer that terrorist organizations may well end up in power. They will because this White House is funding them and partnering with them.

The overall consequence of this stated policy will be terrorist-supporting groups such as the Muslim Brotherhood, al Qaeda, and al Qaeda wings rising to power in these nations in the name of self determination. Worse yet, your tax money and your children will be used to assist in this horrible cause. Already, the president and Congress are squaring off over the Constitutionality of America's involvement in the war in Libya. It is an undeniable example of where the US, against the Constitution and many other laws, is funding the overthrow of a government through rebel leadership that was not only fighting against American soldiers in Afghanistan, but also has an intimate relationship with al Qaeda.

Yes, unfortunately America has been involved in nation building in the past. But America's leaders--of both political parties--are guilty of allowing this White House to advance a nation building strategy that involves organizations whose stated purpose is to destroy Israel and takeover the United States. I know it is difficult to believe. In the weeks ahead, however, The Daily Jot will show you proof. Paul wrote to Timothy in 2 Timothy 3:13, "But evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving, and being deceived." Let us not be among those who are deceived. We will seek the truth and then we will have to develop a plan of action to overcome evil with good.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

Alabama Set to Join Five States in Banning Abortions After 20 Weeks

Summary: National pro-life movement energizing elected officials like never before.
With just minutes to spare, the Alabama Legislature voted to pass the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, potentially joining Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Oklahoma and Nebraska in banning abortion after 20 weeks -- or five months of pregnancy.

Gov. Robert Bentley is expected to sign the bill into law. Oregon, Massachusetts and Minnesota are considering similar model legislation.

Mary Spaulding Balch, director of state legislation for the National Right to Life Committee, said states benefit from such laws. "Modern medical science furnishes us with compelling evidence that unborn children recoil from painful stimuli," Balch said, "that their stress hormones increase when they are subjected to any painful stimuli, and that they require anesthesia for fetal surgery."

Cheryl Ciamarra, legislative director for Alabama Citizens for Life, said the national pro-life fervor has taken the Legislature by storm. "I've been observing (the Legislature) and advocating for many years," Ciamarra said, "and have never seen individual representatives seriously considering the value of human life like they have this session." (CitizenLink)

[Editor's note: we do rejoice at this report, but we ask continued prayer of our own "constituents" until all abortions are ruled to be illegal from the time of conception through birth . . in all fifity states. Amen.]

Worship with Us Today!

"Your Love Is Extravagant" by Tribe of Benjamin

This beautiful worship song allows us to end today in the gentle presence of our Savior . . . enjoy . . .