Friday, August 12, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, August 11, 2011

In This Issue
• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Kansas Returns Obamacare Funds
• Big Win in Wisconsin
• Super Committee Takes Shape
• More on the Super Committee
• Update: Recognize Jerusalem Act
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, August 11, 2011

"Many are the sorrows of the wicked, But he

who trusts in the LORD, loving kindness shall surround him."
(Psalm 32:10)

The Daily Brief

1. Hal Lindsey Report: Is God a Liar?

Recently, the World Council of Churches a gathering of 30 theologians, social scientists, politicians and church representatives met in Volos, Greece to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East. There were Lutherans from the US, Catholics and Protestants from Bethlehem and Nazareth and lecturers from Egypt.

After five days, they concluded that Israel, and specifically Zionism, is making life untenable for Christians in the region. Further, the state of Israel is a sin; Israel is an occupying power and Israel is dehumanizing the Palestinians.

The Council dismantled the chosen-ness of the Jewish People and called for resistance as a Christian duty. They denied 3000 years of Jews living in the land from the Mediterranean

Sea to the Jordan River. They viewed the very existence of Israel in this land as an offense and intolerable.

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- Father, this grieves us deeply. That people who are called by Your name would destroy Your Word by ignoring all of the Scriptures which show that Israel is and always will be chosen. We ask that You protect Israel and stand guard around them as the final gathering against her comes to pass before our eyes.

- "Now the Spirit speaks expressly that in the latter times some shall depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of demons; speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their conscience seared with a hot iron." (1 Timothy 4:1-2)

2. Gallup: Moslem Americans Give Obama 80 Percent Approval, Highest of Major Religions -

Eighty percent of Moslem Americans approve of the way Hussein Obama is handling his job, according to a newly released survey conducted by the Abu Dhabi Gallup Center, a partnership between Gallup and the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi. According to the survey, 65 percent of Jewish Americans approve of the job Obama is doing; 60 percent of atheists, agnostics, and those of no religion approve; 50 percent of Catholics approve; 37 percent of Protestants approve and 25 percent of Mormons approve.

- Pray that truth and light will come to the people, particularly Christians and

Jews. Let us all understand that if the Islamic community has given such a high approval rating, there is an obvious problem for the rest of us.

- "Whoever is blessed in the land will be blessed by the God of truth." (Isaiah 65:16a)

3. Effective global governance must be the goal of humanity today - by Javier Solana, former head of the EU While the old power game sought the protection of one's own interests with no concern for the interests of others, overexposure has brought about the reciprocity of risks, the development of cooperative methods, and the sharing of information and strategies. Truly effective global governance is the strategic horizon that humanity must pursue today with all its energy.

- If ever we have heard a statement that shows the rapid march toward One

-World Government, this is it. Pray that nothing occur out of God's perfect timing, and that God's people will be prepared by dwelling in Him at all times.

- "the people who know their God will be strong and do exploits." (Daniel 11:32b)

4. London Police Raiding Houses Over U.K. Riots - AP

Prime Minister David Cameron on Thursday promised vigorous and wide-ranging measures to restore order and prevent riots erupting again on Britain's streets - including taking gang-fighting tips from American cities. Cameron told lawmakers there would be no "culture of fear" on Britain's streets, as police raided houses to round up more suspects from four days of rioting and looting in London and other English cities. He said the government was "acting decisively" to restore order after the riots, which shocked the country and the world.

- Lord, we ask that You root out the people who have caused the riots in London, and grant the U.K. wisdom and power to protect the people from harm.

- "Violence is risen up into a rod of wickedness; none of them shall remain, nor of their multitude, not of any of theirs: neither shall there be wailing for them." (Ezekiel 7:11)

5. a) Federal deficit tops $1T for 3rd straight year - Washington Times

The nation's budget deficit has topped $1 trillion for a third straight year, adding pressure on Congress and the White House to make more progress on a long-term plan to shrink the growing imbalance.

b) Obama, Bernanke and economic team huddle amid market turmoil - The Hill

Hussein Obama and his economic team met Wednesday with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke as volatility continued to haunt the markets.

- Father, as greed has steered our government into runaway spending, we pray that You will convict our leaders of the sin, and cause them to repent.

- "But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown men in destruction and perdition." (1 Timothy 6:9)

6. a) GOP Debate- Do Good, or Gone -- Fox News

As the Republican presidential hopefuls prepare to face off against one another at Thursday night's Fox News debate in Iowa, each candidate faces a daunting challenge - distinguishing themselves from the rest of the pack, enough to convince voters in Iowa and across the country that they're uniquely fit to defeat President Obama in 2012.

b) Wis. GOP's stand could reverberate elsewhere - Washington Times

A stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race.

c) Perry Generates Buzz, but Expected Late Entry in GOP Race Could Hurt Chances - Fox News

The fanfare and hype surrounding Rick Perry's likely entry into the GOP presidential primary race may help the Texas governor make up the ground he lost with a late start. But presidential primary history also suggests a Perry-come-lately is no sure bet either.

- Lord, as this candidate field firms up, we pray for Your choice to come to the forefront. We pray for unity, and truth, even in the selection process. We bind anger and malice. We loose Your Holy Spirit to bring light. We ask that Your candidate be clear so that we may unite with them against the unrighteousness that has pervaded our country.

- "For do I now persuade men or God? Or do I seek to please men" For if I yet pleased men, I should not be the servant of Christ." (Galatians 1:10)

7. Republicans Set Debt-Panel Roster

- Wall Street Journal
Republican House and Senate leaders named six conservative diehards Wednesday to the new deficit-cutting committee, but the appointees' histories suggested they might be open to striking a deal with Democrats.

- The problem with the appointees to this committee is that 6 are die-hard Conservatives and 6 are die-hard Liberals. Good solid cuts in the right areas may be unattainable, since the players are diametrically opposed to one another in every area. Pray that God will intervene in this committee to bring wisdom and understanding of the seriousness of America's debt problem.

- "In my distress I called upon the Lord, and cried unto my God: He heard my voice out of His temple, and my cry came before Him" (Psalm 18:6)

8. Crude bomb left on Oklahoma gas line, FBI says - CNN

FBI agents are looking into who left what appeared to be a crude explosive device attached to a natural gas line in rural Oklahoma, the bureau said Wednesday.

- Thank You, Lord for finding this bomb before it exploded and damaged the gas pipeline. We pray Your continued protection over all utilities and energy within the nation, and the revealing of all hidden plans.

- "O let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end." (Psalm 7: 9a)

The Middle East in Focus

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

" And it will come about that after I have uprooted them, I will again have compassion on them; and I will bring them back, each one to his inheritance and each one to his land." (Jer. 12:15)

1. Revived Mujahidin faction emerges in the Gaza Strip - Jerusalem Post

A new break-away armed faction with declared links to Fatah has emerged in the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip claiming to have thousands of members.

2. Marches held across Israel as social protests enter fourth week - Ha'aretz

Protests against the rising costs of living marched on Wednesday in several cities across Israel. In Holon, protesters in the Jesse Cohen neighborhood burned tires and blocked roads after city inspectors ordered them to dismantle their tent compound within 24 hours. Most of the people occupying the tents are homeless.

3. Netanyahu lobbies world envoys against Palestinian statehood - Jerusalem Post

Israel is prepared to make concessions, but the Palestinians have shown no indication of a willingness on their own for compromise, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Monday to a group of 18 ambassadors to Washington from Asian, European, African and Latin American countries who don?t usually vote for Israel at the UN.

4. Western diplomat: UN statehood bid will harm U.S.-Palestinian Authority ties - Ha'aretz

Cooperation between the U.S. and the Palestinian Authority will be harmed if the PA goes through with its plan to seek United Nations recognition of a Palestinian state at the UN General Assembly session in September, a senior Western diplomat told Israeli journalists on Wednesday during a briefing in Tel Aviv.

The Daily Jot

This generation's revolution--of the prophetic and pathetic

There is a rebellion of youth across the world, and those youth of revival as so often prophesied by the the church are a distinct minority. Yes, there are young people who are doing well, following the Lord and will be the leaders of the this next generation, both spiritually and industrially. But the recent riots in London, and the violent flash mobs in Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland, Washington, DC, and Milwaukee, point to a more disturbing trend that is sure to challenge the leaders of this next generation.

Try as Christians might to pour into their own children good spiritual waters, the world is being flooded with water from poisonous wells of bad government, bad education and bad parenting.

"If you live a normal life of absolute futility, which we can assume most of this week's rioters do, excitement of any kind is welcome. The people who wrecked swathes of property, burned vehicles and terrorized communities have no moral compass to make them susceptible to guilt or shame," says Max Hastings of the UK Daily Mail. "Most have no jobs to go to or exams they might pass.

They know no family role models, for most live in homes in which the father is unemployed, or from which he has decamped...They respond only to instinctive animal impulses - to eat and drink, have sex, seize or destroy the accessible property of others...They are essentially wild beasts."

Hastings asks, "So who is to blame? The breakdown of families, the pernicious promotion of single motherhood as a desirable state, the decline of domestic life so that even shared meals are a rarity, have all contributed importantly to the condition of the young underclass.The social engineering industry unites to claim that the conventional template of family life is no longer valid."

Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter preached a sermon Sunday, August 7, admonishing parents, saying "Parents who neglect their children, who don't know where they are, who don't know what they're doing, who don't know who they're hanging out with, you're going to find yourself spending some quality time with your kids in jail."

He told fathers: "If you're not providing the guidance, and you're not sending any money, you're just a sperm donor." He told the rogue youth to pull down their hoodies, pull up their pants, and buy a belt because nobody wanted to hire someone who looked crazy. Good advice. We cannot blame the condition of our youth on the condition of our youth. It has to start somewhere. Parenting and family is become as rare as Norman Rockwell prints. The Bible says in Proverbs 22:6, "Train up a child in the way that he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it." Working two jobs that you might have more material possessions is not a mandate from the Lord, but raising your children, teaching them character, good manners, responsibility, respect, and morals, is.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Kansas to Obama: Keep the Money!

Summary: State rejects federal grant to develop ObamaCare insurance exchange model.
After receiving $31.5 million from the Obama administration in February, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback announced it would be returned, saying there were too many strings attached.

The grant was awarded to Kansas as one of six "early innovators" that were developing insurance exchange models other states could follow when ObamaCare -- the federal law requiring consumers to buy health insurance or pay a penalty -- is fully implemented. But Brownback -- who voted against the bill in the U.S. Senate and campaigned for the governor's office saying he'd block it --said Kansas would be better off developing its own.

"There is much uncertainty surrounding the ability of the federal government to meet its already budgeted future spending obligations. Every state should be preparing for fewer federal resources, not more," he said. "To deal with that reality, Kansas needs to maintain maximum flexibility. That requires freeing Kansas from the strings attached to the Early Innovator Grant."

Pressure is growing among Republicans to block the federal health care law's implementation. Kansas is part of a 26-state federal lawsuit to overturn ObamaCare.

Oklahoma rejected its $54.6 million grant in April. (CitizenLink)

Big Labor Loses; Tea Party Triumphs

All eyes were on the Badger State yesterday as the Battle of Wisconsin reached its climax. Six Republican state senators who had backed Governor Scott Walker's controversial legislation to limit collective bargaining rights were on the ballot fighting recall elections instigated by Big Labor.

The unions poured millions of dollars into these races. Thousands of volunteers were mobilized. The media, local and national, were beating the drums of war. This was to be the moment when the left drove a stake through the heart of the Tea Party movement.

Democrats needed to pick up three seats to retake control of the state Senate. They chose their targets carefully, and they were fighting on friendly ground. Obama carried Wisconsin by 14 points in 2008. On MSNBC's "Hardball" show last night, Ed Schultz, reporting live from Madison, declared:

"It's Ground Zero, Chris, for labor unions in this country. I mean if they can't do it here, where are they going to do it? It's almost as if the unions have come in here from all over the country, saying, 'If we can't win Wisconsin, how influential are we going to be?' It's also a referendum on just how important the issues are to the middle class of this country."

Like many liberal activists, Schultz went to bed last night sorely disappointed. Democrats won only two races, one of which was a very narrow 51%-to-49% victory.

Meanwhile, the four Republican state senators who survived won with an average of 56% of the vote. Next week two Democrat state senators who fled the state to prevent the Senate from voting will face recall elections for their dereliction of duty.

This was a surprising victory for conservatives, the Tea Party and GovernoWalker. It shows that middle-class voters care deeply about the issues. They have, as they did in 2010, rejected the left's Big Government, high taxes, more spending arguments.

Many liberals have suggested, as Chris Matthews did last night, that these recall elections were the first battles of 2012. I think he's right. And I think Wisconsin, a state Obama easily won in 2008, is likely to be in play next year. (Gary Bauer)

Super Committee Takes Shape

Boehner, McConnell, Reid Name Members of the Super Committee Pelosi's Appointments Still Pending

Republican congressional leaders this morning announced their appointments to the deficit reduction "super committee." Speaker John Boehner appointed Representatives Dave Camp (R-MI), Fred Upton (R-MI) and Jeb Hensarling (R-TX). Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell named Senators Jon Kyl (R-AZ), Pat Toomey (R-PA) and Rob Portman (R-OH). Kyl and Hensarling are members of the GOP leadership teams in their respective chambers. Camp is chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, which writes the nation's tax laws. Upton is chairman of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Of the six GOP appointments, Toomey is most closely associated with the Tea Party movement. Prior to his election last year, he served as president of the fiscally conservative group Club for Growth. Portman served as President Bush's budget director.

Yesterday evening, Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid announced his appointments: Senators Max Baucus (D-MT), John Kerry (D-MA) and Patty Murray (D-WA).

Baucus is chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, the Senate counterpart to Rep. Dave Camp. The appointments of Baucus and Camp suggest that congressional leaders may be looking to the super committee to produce a tax reform plan.

It was also Baucus' Finance Committee that gave us ObamaCare, the Democrats' socialized medicine scheme. Baucus has shown little interest in reforming entitlement spending, and was dismissive of Rep. Paul Ryan's budget, saying "Not on my watch."

It would be foolish to assume that members of the super committee won't be thinking politically. But there is little doubt that politics is all Murray will be thinking about. Murray is chairwoman of the Democrat Senatorial Campaign Committee. It is her responsibility to help elect Democrats to the United States Senate.

One liberal blogger recently reported that Murray was outraged when Obama initially suggested Medicare should be on the table in the deficit reduction talks. Murray was unwilling to give up the Democrats' "Mediscare" advantage.

As of this writing, House Democrat Leader Nancy Pelosi has not announced her selections to the super committee. But I wouldn't be surprised if she chose Barney Frank, Maxine Waters and Dennis Kucinich. (Gary Bauer)

Super Committee Meets Its Kryptonite

Congress may not be in session, but its leadership is still making plenty of headlines. Earlier today, the House and Senate unveiled their choices for nine of the 12-member Super Committee. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.) was first to the plate, appointing Sens. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), Max Baucus (D-Mont.) and John Kerry (D-Mass.) to the new Committee, which will have until November 23 to slash the deficit by another $1.2 trillion. According to National Taxpayer Union's Bill Tally system, which puts a dollar figure to every piece of legislation, Sen. Murray, the 31st largest spender in the Senate, offered up $162 billion in new spending in the la st Congress and could only find $148 million in government spending to cut. Senator Baucus, the 48th biggest spender in the chamber, asked for $66 billion in new spending and could only find $8 million to cut. Last--but by no means least--Sen. Kerry, the 21st biggest spender in the Senate, offered up $234 billion in new requests and only $1 billion in cuts.

But Democrats weren't the only ones picking teams today. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) also revealed his line-up, naming Senators Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.), Pat Toomey (R-Penn.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio). In the 111th Congress Senator Kyl called for $31 billion in new spending and $94 billion in new cuts to spending. While new to the Senate, Senator Portman had a big spending agenda in the House during the 108th Congress, calling for $13 billion in new spending and only $890 million in spending cuts. Fellow Republican freshmen Senator Pat Toomey, while not a social conservative, campaigned on being a fiscal one.

Unfortunately, his BillyTally Report from the 108th Congress doesn't bear that out. Back then, Rep. Toomey advocated for $47 billion in new spending and only $10 billion in spending cuts. On the House side Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) tapped Dave Camp (R-Mich.), Fred Upton (R-Mich.), and Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) as the House's GOP members. Rep. Camp called for $22 billion in new spending in the 111th Congress while advocating for $92 billion in spending cuts. Fellow Michigander Rep. Upton called for $24 billion in new spending and $50 billion in spending cuts. Rep. Hensarling has the second best BillTally numbers of the whole House of Representatives. In the 111th Congress he only introduced $2 billion in new spending, while calling for $305 billion in spending cuts. (Family Research Council)

Update: Recognize Jerusalem Act

Today, Jerusalem's fate is hanging in the balance.

In less than a month's time, the Palestinians will be going to the UN in a bid for statehood. They are seeking East Jerusalem as their capital.

Should negotiations resume before then, the peace plan under current consideration would be based on President Obama's Middle East Policy speech on May 9 which called for a two state solution with borders based on 1967 lines (i.e. pre-1967 war lines, 1949 Armistice Lines) with mutually agreed upon land swaps. This means Jerusalem is on the chopping block.

Now is the time to ensure Jerusalem remains united under Israeli sovereignty. Since 1967 Israel has ensured that their Holy City has remained open to people of all faiths.

For the past 44 years, the city has thrived under Israeli rule. The dignity of the Holy sites has been preserved and freedom of religion has been protected. Ironically, the most holy site to the Jewish people - the Temple Mount - is the least free place in the entire city. In an act of goodwill in 1967, Israel handed over control of the Temple Mount to the Muslim waqf (Muslim religious authorities) and to this day, Jews and Christians are prohibited from praying on the Temple Mount.

We ask you to act today for Jerusalem's future. Log on to and petition your Representative to sign on to the Jerusalem Embassy and Recognition Act of 2011. This bill would officially recognize Jerusalem as the united capital of Israel and would relocate the US Embassy there. This act would honor a commitment the US made to Israel in 1995, and would signify to the world that the US stands with its allies.

Jerusalem is not a bargaining chip - it is the eternal, undivided capital of the State of Israel. Washington needs to hear your voice.

The Good News Corner:

Media Breakthrough! Incredible Interview With Deceased SEAL's Family!

"And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose." (Romans 8:28)

This is one of those moments that tears at your heart. Wrenching. This is the extraordinary family of Aaron Vaughn, a Navy Seal team 6 member killed by jihadists, the largest single loss of life ever for SEAL Team Six and the largest loss of life for American forces since the defensive action began after Islam's declaration of war on the America on 9/11/01.

What patriots, what strength. Good, fine, and decent and to hear them speak of this huge loss. Wow, this really is an incredible interview. Matt Lauer is incapable of conducting an interview where he has no control of the script, and the family didn't hold back in describing how much their son loved God, loved country and and believed that Islamic cult fundamentalism threatened the survival of our nation and civilization. Vaughn's father spoke of Islamic history and the threat that people remain painfully unaware of. Please watch this and send this everywhere. It's rare that the truth breaks through the iron curtain of the media -- look what it took. (Source: Atlas Shrugs)

Worship with Us Today!

"All Creation Worships You" - Hosanna! Music

You are God and we praise YOu You are Lord and we acclaim You, You are Eternal Father

All creation worships You. . .