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CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, August 10, 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, August 10, 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. President Ahmadinejad Urges Establishment of New Global Financial System - Fars News Agency

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad blasted the US and Zionists' dominance over global financial and oil markets and flow of money in the world, and called on the international community to establish rival markets.

- God, send angels to surround America and Israel, and may they ever stand strong in the global financial and oil markets. We pray the power of God be against every evil word spoken against these two countries. May our God be with the U.S. and Israel, supporting them, guiding them, and speaking to them regarding Your perfect will. In Jesus' Name.

- "For when God made promise to Abraham, because He could swear by no greater, He swore by Himself, saying, Surely blessing I will bless them, and multiplying I will multiply them." (Hebrews 6:13-14)

2. UN wants new global currency to replace dollar - UK Telegraph

The dollar should be replaced with a global currency, the United Nations has said, proposing the biggest overhaul of the world's monetary system since the Second World War.

- Father God, we cry out for Your intervention, and ask that the global currency and the world's monetary system will be governed completely by Your holy and all-sufficient power and wisdom. We pray the United Nations - being mere man- recognize that to fight against God's power and will only ends in their utter defeat. In Jesus' Name.

- "The voice of the Lord is powerful; the voice of the Lord is full of majesty. The Lord sits upon the flood: yea, the Lord sits King forever." (Psalm 29:4,10)

3. Nearly 800 arrested in London riots as city begins to calm - Jerusalem Post

London police said on Wednesday they had arrested a total of 768 people -- one as young as 11 -- in London since looting and rioting began on Saturday, and had charged more than 100 suspects, mainly with burglary and public order offenses.

- Father, the incidents in London has reached the ears of God, and many around the world were dispatched when the Lord called the church to bow in prayer for London. The evil cannot stand when God comes on the scene, and the prayers of God's people go up and reach the throne of God in heaven. Answers are returned because God hears, and He turns things around and wickedness is defeated. Thank You, Father. In Jesus' Name.

- "Sing unto the Lord, O ye saints of His, and give thanks at the remembrance of His holiness." (Psalm 30:4)

4. Pew Report Shows Rise in Restrictions on Religion - A recent Pew Report examined government restrictions on religious beliefs and practices; it also revealed that social hostilities involving religion have risen in Sweden, Denmark and the U.K.

- Father, we pray that You remove man's hands from any and all restrictions on Christian religious beliefs and practices. We ask that the hostile mindset be bound and cast out by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus' name we pray.

- "Show Your marvelous loving-kindness, O God that saves by Your right hand them which put their trust in You from those that rise up against us." (Psalm 17:7)

5. Fed to keep US rates low for 2 years, stocks jump - Jerusalem Post

The US Federal Reserve on Tuesday took the unprecedented step of promising to keep interest rates near zero for at least two more years and said it would consider further steps to help growth, sparking a rebound in stocks.

- God, we ask that Your hand rest heavy on every financial institution and they be totally under Your watchful eye in full control and will. The Lord God Almighty reigns. In Jesus' Name.

- "Glory in His holy Name: let the heart of them rejoice that seek the Lord. Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His face continually." (I Chronicles 16:10-11)

6. After 635-Point Sell-Off, Fed Running Out of Options - CNBC

The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell by 635 points Monday, Asia followed suit and Europe is expecting losses of up to 6 percent following the downgrade of U.S. debt by ratings agency Standard & Poor's.

- Father, recover our economy and may every dollar lost be regained in double portions. As we stand in God, we are comforted by His promises in the Bible that the Lord will make a way where there seems to be no way. When we trust in Him, we are never defeated, never destroyed, never without hope, for our hope is in God. In Jesus' Name.

- "Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need." (Hebrews 4:16)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"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. Peres: I still believe peace with Palestinians is possible - Jerusalem Post

President Shimon Peres told a delegation of visiting US Democratic Congresspeople that he is still convinced peace with the Palestinians is possible.

2. Israel hit by extended-range rockets said stolen from Libyan warehouses - World Tribune

An Al Qaida-aligned militia has acquired extended-range rockets and used them in attacks against Israel.

3. US scolds Israel over new construction plans - AP

The Obama administration says it is "deeply concerned" by Israeli approval of new housing construction in disputed east Jerusalem.

The Daily Jot

The Prophetic mission of perilous days

Against the backdrop of global unrest, riots in London, Arab Spring as it encroaches on autumn, and pending economic disaster as governments continue to spend more than they have and demand higher taxes, consider that this is the very best time to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. As a Christian, you have the answers to the problems whatever they may be. The Bible equips Christians to reach out to the world in its situation. The Holy Spirit guides us on what we need to do and when. There are many political issues where Christianity can be applied to fix the problem. There are many social issues where interjecting Christianity will save the day for a soul or a family, perhaps even a people.

Jesus said in John 13:34, 35, "A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another." In these days there is much confusion and uncertainty, which can turn to anger. As we show our love toward one another, we need to be that light of Christ. Proverbs 15:1 says, "A soft answer turneth away wrath: but grievous words stir up anger." We as Christians need to be calm, have order in our lives, and be strong in these days in our faith and in demonstrating that faith. 2 Timothy 1:7 says, "For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind."

As the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come." As a prophetic people, you must see the signs of the times and have a clear understanding that we are living in perilous times. Each generation has stepped closer to the return of the Lord. And the times have reflected this. We are no different. 2 Corinthians 2:11 says, "Lest satan should get an advantage of us: for we are not ignorant of his devices." Satan can come as an angel of light or as the darkness he is.

Discernment is key for a prophetic people, especially in perilous days. Our mission as Christians must be focused on the word of God with clear understanding of what is required of us.

Focus is key. Ephesians 4:14,15 says, "That we henceforth be no more children, tossed to and fro, and carried about with every wind of doctrine, by the sleight of men, and cunning craftiness, whereby they lie in wait to deceive; But speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things which is the head, even Christ." Beware of doctrines of men. All the needed doctrines are contained in the Bible. Stay focused on the love of Christ, remembering that love is not enabling, but instead is empowering. The Apostle Paul was a prophetic man living in a prophetic time. You, too, are a prophetic person living in times prophesied thousands of years ago. Christ made the mission clear. Let us demonstrate and preach the gospel as living stones of this timely priesthood.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

Moving Interview on a Fallen Hero

Moving Interview with Widow and Parents of Fallen Navy S.E.A.L. Who was "willing to give his life"

EDITOR'S NOTE: The courage and strength exemplified in Aaron Vaughn were no doubt exhibited by each one of those heroes who paid the ultimate price for their country last week. Please join us in praying for their families as they grieve this great loss. -Aimee Herd, Breaking Christian News

Kimberly Vaughn, and her late husband's parents were interviewed on the TODAY Show this week about Aaron Vaughn, one of the 30 Americans-22 of them Navy S.E.A.L.s-who were killed in the helicopter crash in Afghanistan last Saturday.

Billy Vaughn, Aaron's father explained to Matt Lauer his son's strong patriotism and faith that led him to become a Navy S.E.A.L.

"I can just tell you that after 9/11 Aaron told me and his mother that he wanted to be a S.E.A.L. and he said that he had wanted to ever since he was a little boy. And Aaron, if I can just say it, God bless him, he loved his country, he loved God, he loved Kimberly, and he loved Reagan and Chamberlain [his children]," said Billy. "And he honestly believed and saw black and white that what we were involved in-and he told me this-is a war for survival of our republic."

Karen, Aaron's mother added, "I'm most proud of Aaron's humility and his nobility. But more than anything; I'm most proud of the way he loved God and how important his faith was to him. And you know, Aaron, everything he did, like you said, was secret and it just feels really strange right now that only in his death can we celebrate who he was in his life."

When asked what Aaron's children will remember about their father, widow Kimberly Vaughn said they would remember "his love for Christ," his strength and "love for this country," and "they will know what an amazing man he is/was."

Watch the interview by going here. (Source: Matt Lauer - TODAY Show, MSNBC)

Worship with Us Today!

"Hold Me Jesus" - Rich Mullins

This is a song in the spirit of 2 Corinthians 7:5, "For indeed, when we came to Macedonia, our bodies had no rest, but we were troubled on every side. Outside were conflicts, inside were fears."