Wednesday, September 7, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, September 7, 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, September 7, 2011

"For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ." (I Thess. 5:9)


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The Daily Brief

1. Pakistan Detains 3 Suspected Al Qaeda Members, Including Top Operative - Fox News

Pakistani intelligence officers working with the CIA arrested three members of Al Qaeda, including a top operative believed to have been tasked by Usama bin Laden with targeting American economic interests around the world, Fox News confirms.

- God, destroy Al Qaeda from off the land, and prevent them from targeting American economic interests around the world ever again. Reinforce protection from our enemies and let them not reign over us. Should there be any Al Qaeda member that would call for repentance, save them by the blood of Jesus. We call out to almighty God, bring forth the answer with a mighty flow of holy power over us. In Jesus' Name.

- "The Lord is good, a stronghold in the day of trouble; and He knows them that trust in Him." (Nahum 1:7)

2. Nearing Default, Postal Service Goes to Hill - AP

Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe is among the witnesses who appeared Tuesday before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to discuss the Postal Service's growing debt.

- God, we ask that heavenly intervention be called to the scene of the Postal Service's growing debt. We ask that You bring stability to the Postal Service once again. In Jesus' Name.

- "To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the Lord than sacrifice." (Proverbs 21:3)

3. Petraeus Sworn In as CIA Director - AP

David Petraeus, the newly retired general with the megawatt media profile, is taking up his post running the CIA, leaving behind his uniform and his military brain trust.

- Father God, direct this man to bow down his ear to hear the voice of the Lord, that he will apply his heart to walk with You, and maintain this task with knowledge given to him by God. In the Name of Jesus.

- "For this God is our God forever and ever: He will be our guide even unto death." (Psalm 48:14)

4. Hurricane Katia roars to Category 4 strength - USA Today

Hurricane Katia has roared to a monstrous Category 4 storm as it moves across the Atlantic Ocean.

- Father, hold this hurricane at bay that it not reach the shores of the United States. Save our people from more destruction, and bring them to their knees in repentance giving honor to God. Save millions of souls, dear Jesus, who have never known wonderful salvation through Your blood that was shed on the Cross of Calvary. In Jesus' holy Name.

- "Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with Jesus, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin." (Romans 6:6)

5. 5,000 Evacuated as Wildfire Destroys Nearly 500 Homes in Texas - Fox News

A roaring wildfire raced through rain-starved farm and ranchland in Central Texas, destroying nearly 500 homes during a rapid advance that was fanned in part by howling winds from the remnants of Tropical Storm Lee.

- Father, to date more than 1,000 homes have burned in at least 57 wildfires across the state, most of them in the devastating blaze close to Austin that's still raging out of control. God, we ask that the atmosphere be filled with God-sent clouds of rain that will put out all these fires, and the breath of God that will still the winds. Father, send holy angels to break the power of evil off the land and people. Touch lives and hearts, Lord, to repent of sin and their souls be saved by the blood of Jesus. In Jesus' Name we pray.

- "He that overcomes, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before My Father, and before His angels." (Revelation 3:5)

The Middle East in Focus

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

This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole of heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee. (Deut. 2:25)

1. Israel Doing Drills Simulation Countries Atacking Their Nuclear Facilities - Jerusalem Post

The IDF Home Front Command and the Israel Atomic Energy Commission will hold a large exercise on Tuesday to simulate a missile attack against the Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev. The drill will simulate a number of scenarios including a possible missile attack by Hezbollah, Syria or Hamas against the reactor or a possible earthquake that could destabilize the reactor's core and spark a nuclear meltdown. Israel has closely studied the recent crisis in Japan following the earthquakes in Fukushima that led to a nuclear meltdown at a number of reactors, to draw lessons that can be applied in the event of a missile strike on the Dimona facilities.

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- Father, we ask that a wall of fire of protection be around the Dimona nuclear reactor in the Negev that will stop all enemy interference and prevent any nuclear meltdown. Deliver Israel from having an earthquake and block the path of the destroyer. Dispatch heavenly angels of the Lord to surround the borders of Israel and fill the skies where Israeli planes are landing and taking off and are in flight. Cleanse the Land with the blood of Jesus. In Jesus' Name we pray.

- "It is God that avenges Israel, and subdues the people under them. He delivers them from their enemies: yea God lifts them up above those that rise up against them: God has delivered them from the violent man. Therefore will we give thanks unto You, O Lord, among the heathen, and sing praises unto Your Name." (Psalm 18:47-49)

2. Israeli Defense Forces- Home Front Command: "Likelihood of all-out Middle East war increasing" - Haaretz

The likelihood of an all-out regional war in the Middle East is increasing, the head of the IDF Home Front Command said on Monday, Channel 10 reported. Speaking to the Institute for National Security Studies, Major General Eyal Eisenberg said that such a conflict could potentially include the use of weapons of mass destruction. Eisenberg cautioned that the Arab Spring could turn into the "Radical Islamic Winter". Eisenberg also noted that a new weapon was used by Gaza militants in the recent round of escalation in the south, which led the Home Front Command to instruct the public to seek shelter under two roofs, rather than one.

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- God, we cry out to You, the God of all the universe, and ask that Your mighty hand still this man-made storm brooding over Israel by those who are possessed with a demonic hatred for Israel and the Jewish people. You are the God who put Your Name in Jerusalem, and You are the God who will fight to defend Your people and the Land. Woe be to those who war with the God of heaven. This battle is the Lord's and no weapon formed against Him will prevail. In Jesus Name we pray.

- "O ye seed of Israel His servant, ye children of Jacob, His chosen ones. He is the Lord your God; His judgments are in all the earth. Be mindful always of His covenant; the Word which He commanded to a thousand generations; and to Israel for an everlasting covenant, saying, 'Unto you will I give the land of Canaan, the lot of your inheritance.' When you were but few, He suffered no man to do you wrong: He reproved kings for your sakes, saying, 'Touch not Mine anointed and do My prophets no harm." (I Chronicles 16:13-18)

The Daily Jot

The Answer to the Islamic Challenge in Ghana

There have been a lot of teachings about exactly what Jesus meant when he said in Matthew 5:39, "...but whosever smite thee on they right cheek, turn to him the other also." After seeing how some very dear Christian brothers and sisters witness to Muslims in Ghana, I believe one of the meanings could be that when people show you contempt and ill will, that you do not repay evil for evil, but rather kindness will touch their hearts more than any other thing. Let's face it, everything for which Islam stands is the antithesis of the Bible, and the Islamic theology is to do Jews and Christians harm, and they do it well.

After interviewing several Ghanians who have success witnessing to Muslims, and watching some of them in action, I conclude that showing Muslims love and creating one on one relationships results in Islamic conversions to Christ. Large evangelical "crusades" don't work. All say that it starts with a gift--some money, some food, some clothing--to show that you care. The next step is a discussion about who Jesus is. The Muslims know Jesus, but from a position of great disinformation. A frank, but loving, discussion of who Jesus is, how he died for our sins, and the salvation gift gets them thinking.

This is why our approach in Ghana attacks the Islamic Challenge in Ghana from a four pronged strategy. First, we are training up pastors to plant house churches in the rural areas. Through house churches, relationships can be created and grown over small group teachings, meals, and fellowships. Second, we want to focus on children. If we follow the Proverb that if you train up a child in the way he should go, when he is old he will not depart from it, then if we are able to school and educate children from a Christian worldview, we will win souls as well as make disciples for generations to come.

Third, our home churches cannot grow into large building-centered fortresses. They must utilize their resources to reach out to others through feeding and clothing programs, creating relationships. And fourth, we want to promote entrepreneurship that can eventually provide housing, jobs, food and essentials. Currently, we are in start up. Our needs include sponsorships of those ministers and evangelists in training, sponsorships of children for our mission schools in development, and donations that help us establish our infrastructure. Already, we have three such churches, and a fourth in the making. And we are conducting feeding programs. The love of Christ is a powerful tool!

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner

Tennessee Firms Profit From Business With Israel

More than 50 Tennessee companies have discovered the benefits of doing business in Israel, including Federal Express, Advanced Vehicle Systems and Beck-Arnley World Parts.

In September 1997, the U.S.-Israel Automotive Industry Business Exchange in Nashville, hosted by government agencies in Tennessee and Israel, the Jewish community federations, the American Israeli Chamber of Commerce and Saturn Corporation, brought together 26 leading American automotive firms and 15 Israeli companies. The goal of the day was for Israeli companies to interest their American counterparts in products such as precision metals, hose assemblies, bonded rubber-metal engine parts and innovative safety features. Among the high-tech parts shown that were originally developed for military purposes was a Global Positioning Satellite navigation system that can locate a stolen car or distressed vehicle.

According to Link Magazine, one of the more promising proposals for a joint venture in the automotive industry between the U.S. and Israel, now under consideration in Israel, is the collaboration between Chattanooga-based Advanced Vehicle Systems Inc. and Jerusalem-based Electric Fuel. Advanced Systems is the designer of battery-powered buses and Electric Fuel designs a superior electric battery. Together, these two companies have jointly built 15 quiet, clean, zero emission AVS-built buses that are already operating in downtown Chattanooga.

Ira Davis, President of Beck-Arnley World Parts not only went on the trade mission with the Governor but also sponsored a reciprocal trade mission for Israel. Davis has been importing auto parts from Israel for about 20 years and said "it's a good place to do business."

Ofer Anaby, marketing manager for Flying Cargo, the Israeli firm that holds the FedEx franchise in Israel, told Link that Memphis-based Federal Express was one of the first express delivery services to "recognize Israel's emerging high-tech economy as a business opportunity." Flying Cargo was established in 1990 and today employs 250 people. Anaby added that while Israel only accounts for $35 million of the company's $15 billion global business, Israel is part of FedEx's global outreach strategy and has proven to be "a steadily growing market" primarily due to the huge growth in Israeli telecommunications software, hardware and pharmaceuticals.

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