Monday, June 27, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - June 27, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• Flood Watch!
• Major Vote Today in Tennessee
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Monday, June 27, 2011

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

The Daily Brief

1. New York governor signs law approving gay marriage - Jerusalem Post

Governor Andrew Cuomo made same-sex marriages legal in New York on Friday, a key victory for gay rights ahead of the 2012 presidential and congressional elections. New York will become the sixth and most populous US state to allow gay marriage. State senators voted 33-29 on Friday evening to approve marriage equality legislation and Cuomo, a Democrat who had introduced the measure, signed it into law.

NY Legislature legalizes gay marriage - AP

New York lawmakers narrowly voted to legalize same-sex marriage Friday, handing activists a breakthrough victory in the state where the gay rights movement was born. New York will become the sixth state where gay couples can wed and the biggest by far. "We are leaders and we join other proud states that recognize our families and the battle will now go on in other states," said Sen. Thomas Duane, a Democrat.

- God, signing this measure into law has opened the door inviting the spiritually blind to walk in degradation, accepting a reduction in rank, dignity, standing, losing their honor of a sound reputation, accepting humiliation, and moral and intellectual decay which eventually leads a soul to eternal damnation unless they repent. This is a breakthrough victory for activists who are advocates of satan. Who were the doorkeepers who opened this door and made it a law? These are the ones who like Pilate in the Bible have blood on their hands and they likewise must repent of this sin before Almighty God. Father, break and bind this evil under the blood of Jesus. Loose the power of holy love over each of them who will turn back to God and denounce this lifestyle. In Jesus Name.
- "Take heed that no man deceive you." (Matthew 24:4)

"God be merciful to me a sinner." (Luke 18:13)
"For Jesus, the Son of man is come to seek and to save that which was lost." (Luke 19:10)

2. After New York Vote, Bachmann Suggests Constitutional Amendment Against Gay Marriage - Fox News

Fresh off a formidable showing in an Iowa preference poll of 2012 Republican presidential candidates, Rep. Michele Bachmann on Sunday said that as president she would offer a federal constitutional amendment to list marriage as solely between a man and a woman. However, the Minnesota congresswoman said it's also up to the states to decide whether they permit same-sex marriage. Read more.

- Offer praise that the issue of same-sex "marriage" is now becoming a talking point among the candidates. Let the people choose: will we live and rule according to biblical standards, or will we continue to move adrift in the sea of humanistic thought? The Lord is watching . . .

- "When your judgments come upon the earth, the people of the world learn righteousness." (Isaiah 26:9b)

3. House rebukes Obama but won't halt funds for Libya - AP

Challenging presidential power, a defiant U.S. House voted overwhelmingly Friday to deny Obama the authority to wage war against Libya. But Republicans fell short in an effort to actually cut off funds for the operation in a constitutional showdown reflecting both political differences and unease over American involvement.

- This is an example of "one step forward . . . two steps back." With this action, Congress has waived its authority to enforce the War Powers Act, allowing this president free reign to do as he pleases with our troops overseas. This action is setting a very dangerous precedent. Ask our Lord to forgive our elected officials in the House of Representatives. May He move upon their hearts to fully enforce the law by withholding funds for this illegal operation in Libya. Pray!

- "Simply let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No'; anything beyond this comes from the evil one." (Matthew 5:37)

4. Tax Dispute Stalls Debt Talks - Wall Street Journal; AP

The drive for a major deficit-reduction deal entered a new phase Thursday when Republican negotiators pulled out of bipartisan talks, leaving it to Obama and House Speaker John Boehner to resolve the toughest issues. House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R., Va.) said he was backing out of the talks for now because the group had reached an impasse over the question of whether tax increases should be included in the deal.

On Friday, struggling to break a perilous deadlock, Obama took direct control of national debt-limit negotiations with both Republicans and Democrats. With the White House warning the nation's economic stability is at stake, it's one of the most severe tests yet for Obama.

Read more from the Wall Street Journal.

Read more from the Associated Press.

- Although the president may think he can solve this impasse, the truth is that only our Heavenly Father is the One who can sort out this mess. The time for the blame game has now come and gone; and the time for bold solutions to our debt problem is at hand.

Repent for our lifestyles of greed and overspending, which has led to this crisis, and ask God to forgive the elected officials who have taken advantage of the public trust to fund frivolous earmarks. Thank God, under Whom this nation was founded, that He does graciously and generously bestow His wisdom upon all who ask. May those who lead find the grace and humility to bow before the King of Kings and the Lord of Lords, asking that this wisdom be granted unto us. In His Name, amen.

- "If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you." (James 1:5)

5. Chinese company eyes Boise - Idaho Statesman

As economic power shifts to Asia, Idaho's location makes it a prime site for an industrial foothold. A Chinese national company is interested in developing a 10,000- to 30,000-acre technology zone for industry, retail centers and homes south of the Boise Airport. China National Machinery Industry Corporation (Sinomach for short) plans to construct a "technology zone" south of Boise Airport which would ultimately be up to 50 square miles in size. The company has also sent delegations to Ohio, Michigan and Pennsylvania this year to talk about setting up research and development bases and industrial parks. Read more.

- Pray that the public be made aware of this new maneuver by China to acquire land on our soil. Ask that hearings be held in Congress, to verify the legality of this action and to set legal boundaries where needed. A nation's sovereignty is sacred. Let not any foreign state violate our own honor. Amen.

- "For the eyes of the LORD are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers . . . " (1 Peter 3:12)

6. US recruiting station in the sights of Muslim converts - Arab Herald

Two men have been arrested in the US over a plot to attack a US military recruiting station. The men were charged in the city of Seattle over attempting to murder US employees, conspiracy to use grenades and other offenses. They were found with machine guns and grenades. Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, 33, of Seattle, and Walli Mujahidh, 32, of Los Angeles, were arrested on Wednesday evening. The men were arrested by police who had been tipped off by a third man who the others had allegedly attempted to involve. Read more

- God, we praise You for sending this third man who tipped off the feds and we thank You God for giving him the strength to walk away and not become involved in this mission of death. Bless him, Lord. And we ask that more come forth to avert disaster so that innocent lives will not be killed. God, we ask that an all-out effort be set in place to prevent any further attacks on these recruiting stations in the United States. Drive out the enemy wherever he may be. Cleanse our land of corruption and evil. In Jesus Name.

- "Neither shall they defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions: but I will save them out of all their dwelling places, wherein they have sinned, and will cleanse them: so shall they be my people, and I will be their God." (Ezekiel 38:23)

7. ALERT: 'The United States of Islam' - Memri

Muslim Brotherhood Spokesman Calls on Arab Youth to Launch a Revolution in the West & Establish a Global Islamic State

"The Muslim Brotherhood is organized in 80 countries, and they and the Islamists have a right to establish a global movement, much like global socialism or Zionism . . ." "Why Shouldn't We Have A Country Called 'The United States Of Islam' . . . I Propose That the Arab Peoples . . . Take To the Streets With the Slogan 'The Arab People Wants To Remove the Borders [Between Its Countries]' Read more.

- God, may the Muslim Brotherhood and the Islamists, with all their plans, be brought under the mighty hand of the Lord God of heaven, Creator of the world, the stars, the moon, the sun, and all the universe. You are God and beside You is none other. We lift up to You all this massive craziness and the designs of satan. Father, destroy this evil off the land. Speak to the Muslim Brotherhood and Islamists to GO down in absolute and total defeat where it is impossible for them to rise again. God, reach out to anyone who would turn their heart to You and save their soulsl by believing in Jesus as their personal Savior and Lord. In Jesus Name.

- "The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword. Say unto them, As I live, says the Lord God, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked: but that the wicked turn from his way and live: turn you, turn you, from your evil ways: for why will you die?" (Ezekiel 32:21, 33:11)

The Middle East in Focus

1. Hezbollah may transfer weapons cache if Assad falls - Jerusalem Post

A report in Le Figaro published Friday shed more light on a reported stash of Lebanese weapons destined for Hezbollah and hidden in Syria. In May, The Jerusalem Post reported that concern is growing among Western intelligence agencies that Hezbollah might try to transfer the advanced weaponry it reportedly maintains on Syrian soil if it feels that President Bashar Assad's reign is on the verge of ending. Read more.

- We know that weapons of mass destruction were moved into Syria from Iraq and Iran. Assad is a pathetic man who lusts for power in Syria, trying to convince America that he and his regime are friends to America but meanwhile taking all the money and weapons he can from radical Islamists. Pray that the Lord will raise up Syrians who know where the weapons are hidden Pray that intelligence from the West and Israel will be alert to the exposures of these weapons and that the weapons are destroyed before Hezbollah can retrieve them.

- "And they [Israel] shall dwell safely there, build houses, and plant vineyards, yes, they will dwell securely. when I execute judgments on all those around them who despise them. Then shall they know that I am the Lord their God." (Ezekiel 28: 26)

2. Report: NY Times, CNN, & CBS to Ride Along With Anti-Israel Gaza Flotilla
- The Blaze

A correspondent for the liberal magazine The Nation is reporting that CNN and CBS have sent camera crews to join the new Gaza flotilla preparing to set sail from Greece in order to break an Israeli navy blockade. He also says he's heard the New York Times has sent a reporter. . . While it's hard to blame reporters for seeking out a colorful story, they should realize by joining the activists on the boat they are actually making themselves a part of the story.

- No wonder Greece is having economic problems and great unrest in the streets of Athens! Greece has forgotten the Lord. Pray that all these plans for the flotilla will fall apart, that the money for sending the ship to Israel will dry up and any maritime journey,will encounter heavy seas, and that no American newspaper or any form of our media will be able to join the flotilla.

- " For the Lord your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies , to save you." (Deuteronomy 20: 4)

3. Israel warns foreign journalists: Joining Gaza flotilla is illegal - Haaretz

Israel's Government Press Office issued a letter Sunday to foreign journalists, warning them that participating in the upcoming flotilla sailing to Gaza is illegal under Israeli law, and could result in anyone who joins the convoy being barred from Israel for up to 10 years. The letter, signed by GPO director Oren Helman, states that the flotilla "is a dangerous provocation that is being organized by western and Islamic extremist elements to aid Hamas." Read more.

4. Erdogan to garner support for Palestinian state - Ynet News

Turkish PM meets Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas, vows to help Palestinians achieve recognition and form their own state. Erdogan also said Turkey was prepared to contribute toward Palestinian efforts to form a unity gov't. "We don't want brothers to shed each other's blood," he noted. Abbas thanked the Turkish gov't and reaffirmed his commitment to Palestinian unity, saying, "there will be no turning back from the road to reconciliation."

- This meeting will be a black day for Turkey, for until Erdogan won the election as head, Turkey was a friend to Israel, allowing Israeli space to park the IDF's planes. Erdogan is a radical Islamist and a liar, for Islamists shed their 'brothers' blood' every day. As for Abbas' statement of 'no turning back' the Lord will turn back the enemies of Israel. Pray that this meeting never takes place and that no agreement between Turkey and the Palestinians can be reached nor confirmed.

- (to Israel) "To deliver you from the way of evil, from the man who speaks perverse things. From those who leave the path of uprightness to walk in the ways of darkness." (Proverbs 2: 12, 13)

5. U.S. Jews Not Able To Fly On Delta Flights To Saudi Arabia - Huffington Post

Jews and Israelis, or passengers carrying any non-Islamic article of faith, will not be able to fly code-share flights from the U.S. to Saudi Arabia under Delta Air Line's new partnership with Saudi Arabian Airlines that is set to begin in 2012. Read more.

- This despicable statement from Saudi Arabia is completely antithetical to Christian beliefs and to American values and to God's Word. Delta must cease its partnership with Saudi Arabia. Please contact your local Delta Airlines agent and let them know just how wrong you feel this agreement to be. Pray that God will settle this wrongdoing soon and will thwart this scheme of Islam and of Delta's arrangement with the country.

- "The Lord is high above all nations and His glory above the heavens." (Psalm 113: 4)

Flood Watch!

For all the news listed below, we offer this prayer:

- Lord, we come before you asking for your mercy in this flooding situation. We ask you to protect your own, and to also protect the two nuclear power plants in Nebraska from being flooded. You have promised in your word that when we pass through the flood you will be with us, and we will not drown. We pray for your people to not only survive, but are able to help rescue others. Lord, may we be like an ark of safety, ministering your love to those in need.

- "Therefore let all the faithful pray to you while you may be found; surely the rising of the mighty waters will not reach them. You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance." (Psalm 32:6,7)

1. Souris River Overcomes Levees, Floods Minot Homes - Christian Post

The epic Minot, North Dakota flood is in full-destructive force Friday, already flooding some 2,500 homes before the day ends. Another 1,500 homes, or a total of about 4,000 homes, are projected to be flooded by the end of Friday. About 11,000 people, or a quarter of Minot's population, have been evacuated.

2. Thousands evacuated after flooding in North Dakota - Telegraph UK

The National Weather Service predicted the river's crest later in the weekend would be two feet lower than earlier projected - welcome news in the battered community. The city's sewer system, which had been a concern, is still functioning as are the city's electric and water supplies.

3. Minot Under "BOIL Water" Orders - CHPP

Restaurants in Minot are now using paper plates and plastic utensils to avoid water usage. Coffee is no longer being served; just bottled water and juice. Meanwhile, the local news is reporting that, in the midst of this huge evacuation, no one was killed or even injured. And, the good citizens of Minot -- named by Departures Magazine to be the best place to raise a family in 2010 -- have turned to help each other in this desperate crisis.

For continued live coverage of this historic flood in Minot and the surrounding communities of the Souris Valley, go here.

4. Gavins Point Dam about to explode - Hebrew Nation News

This YouTube reporter reported on 6/25/11 that the face of the Gavins Point dam in South Dakota is cracking. it appears that officials are going to blow part of it to relieve the pressure as charges have been set this past week. Right now, the dam is taking on more water than it can safely release.

Please keep the people in the Missouri river watershed basin in your prayers!If you know people who live in this region of the country, please PASS THIS ON!

5. Flood Berm Collapses at Nebraska Nuclear Plant - Fox News

A berm holding the flooded Missouri River back from a Nebraska nuclear power station collapsed early Sunday, but federal regulators said they were monitoring the situation and there was no danger.

The Fort Calhoun Nuclear Station shut down in early April for refueling, and there is no water inside the plant, the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission said. Also, the river is not expected to rise higher than the level the plant was designed to handle. Read more.

Major Vote Today in Tennessee

New Evidence Ties Murfreesboro Mosque to Islamic Radicals

Plaintiffs in Middle Tennessee Muslim Brotherhood training center case ask court to revise order

Plaintiffs are asking the court to amend or revise its order to allow plaintiffs, which include a gold star family, a messianic jewish lady, an African American leader, and 14 next door neighbors of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro(""ICM"), to assert that approval of the Muslim Brotherhood training center is "spot zoning" of their residential zoning in violation of constitutional due process. In an earlier order, the Chancellor denied their "standing" to make the claim.

Also submitted is newly discovered evidence by internet expert Tim Cummings that two individuals listed as recommended reading by the Murfreesboro Imam - Yusuf Qaradawi and Dr. Jamal Badawi - are unindicted co-conspirators in the Holy Land Foundation criminal trial. That means the federal government has evidence that both of these individuals were providing "material support" - $12 million to Hamas in violation of federal criminal law. The ICM website listed Yusuf Qaradawi at the top of its "reading list," and posted a pamphlet by Dr. Jamal Badawi on " The Status of Women in Islam."

Plaintiffs are also moving to allow Gary Kreep admission as counsel with the U.S. Justice Foundation("USJF") of Los Angeles, California to assist the representation of Plaintiffs.

Please pray that Chancellor Corlew will grant the plaintiffs' motion and allow the constitutional claims to proceed and allow the USJF to intervene on our behalf.

Tom Smith
Attorney at Law
Franklin TN.

Please join us in prayer . . . especially tomorrow at 9:00 a.m. Central time.

" . . . if two of you on earth agree about anything they ask for, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

The Good News Corner

Miracle Recovery after Near Drowning

(Oregon, USA)-When Kari and Travis Blake of Raymond, Washington, took their children for a weekend vacation with friends on a beach in Coos Bay, Oregon, back in April, they had no idea it would become a nightmare that would leave their 7-year-old daughter's life hanging in the balance.

It also set up an incredible miracle that has left doctors astonished.

According to the Oregonian article written by Lori Tobias, the Blakes were keeping an eye on daughter Kya as she played on a huge log with a couple other girls. The enormous driftwood seemed immovable as small waves trickled in underneath it to the delight of Kya and her friends.
But, as Tobias points out in her report, it doesn't take much to move something that big with water-just about 4 inches can float a 5-ton log.

Kari Blake describes the horror that unfolded next . . .

"A big wave came in. We could see it coming and we all ran to them. It happened so fast. The water came in at about 2 1/2 feet high. Literally, there was one wave 1 to 2 inches and then, 2 1/2 feet."

The sneaker wave floated the log and rolled it pinning Kya underneath, face down.
"We couldn't budge it," Kari recalled. "The log was so big we couldn't see her face. We could see about half of her hand on one side and on the other we could see from the knees out. It was horrifying."

Others came to help and after digging desperately the adults were able to pull the little girl out from under the log.

She wasn't breathing.

Friends began CPR on Kya and finally, about 10 agonizing minutes after digging her out, Kya took a breath.

She was taken to the local hospital and then transferred via plane to Portland's Doernbecher Children's Hospital.

"Her brain was swelling, her lungs thick with sand. Her left femur was broken, an eardrum ruptured and there was a fracture at the base of her head where the log had settled," writes Tobias in her report.

Kya was said to have "almost died a couple times that first night," after which, she remained in a coma.

Doctors spoke to the Blakes about whether or not they would want their little girl to live the rest of her life without brain activity and on a feeding tube, and to consider alternatives, but Kya's parents were adamant.

"'We're going to keep staying positive. She's still here,'" they told the doctor.

It was on day 10 that hope arrived. After the doctor left the Blakes in the room with their daughter, a nurse hung back and told them that earlier, Kya had woken up and looked at her. She told them she had then asked Kya if she could hear her and she had responded by nodding her head.
Now, about 2 months after that horrible day, Kya is beginning to walk again, and aside from her lack of memory about the accident, her mother says she is the same little, giggling girl.

"She's completely there," say the Blakes.

Read this amazing story in its entirety at the source link provided.
[Reported by: Breaking Christian News]

Worship with Us Today!

"Unclouded Day" by Willie Nelson, Toby Keith, and Bebe Winans

"Oh, they tell me of the King and His beauty there, they tell me that my eyes shall behold where He sits on a throne that is whiter than snow in a city that is made of gold . . . "

"Oh, they tell me of a home where no storm clouds rise, Oh, they tell me of an unclouded day."