Thursday, November 3, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, November 3, 2011

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, November 3, 2011

"Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it." (Matthew 7:13)

The Daily Brief

1. Cain Harassment Issue: Who Said What to Whom? - Fox News

As questions multiply over the nature of sexual harassment claims made against Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain, finger-pointing and denials among top rivals are widening. Meanwhile, one of the accuser's attorneys is seeking his client's release from her confidentiality agreement despite the accuser's reluctance to go public. The campaigns of Rick Perry and Mitt Romney -- Cain's top challengers in the 2012 GOP race -- are denying charges they were the source of the story that broke Sunday claiming two women had received financial settlements in a dispute over alleged inappropriate behavior by Cain, the former head of the National Restaurant Association. On Wednesday, Cain's top aide accused Perry's campaign of being behind the release of the stories.

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- Father, we ask that You bring good from this disunity within the Republican Party. We also ask that You bring peace to the election process. We bind the spirit of division and command that the enemy cease all plans to destroy the ability of the American people to vote with wisdom.

- "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose." [Romans 8:28] "Be eager and strive earnestly to guard and keep the harmony and oneness of [produced by] the Spirit in the binding power of peace." [Ephesians 4:3 Amplified]

2. Port Shut Down Indefinitely after "Occupy" Protests - AP

Police clashed with protesters in Oakland after thousands of demonstrators shut down one of the nation's busiest shipping ports, escalating a movement whose tactics had largely been limited to marches, rallies and tent encampments since it began in September.

The confrontation began after protesters started a large bonfire in the middle of a downtown street. Dozens of police in riot gear moved in on hundreds of protesters as the flames leapt more than 15 feet in the air from several large metal and plastic trash bins that had been pushed together.

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- Lord, we take authority over the spirit of lawlessness that operates within this group. We pray that no man will be able to use the actions of the "occupy" protestors to their personal advantage.

- "Knowing this that the law is not made for a righteous man, but for the lawless and disobedient" [1Timothy 1:9]

3. Solyndra Lands at White House Door - Fox News

House panel votes to subpoena the White House for documents relating to questionable loan to solar firm, as paperwork shows Obama officials considered a bailout of now-bankrupt firm.

- Father, we ask for the revelation of truth in this debate, so that the American people may understand what has been happening at the highest levels of government.

- "You have given a banner to those that fear You, that it may be displayed because of the truth." [Psalm 60:4]

4. a) Greece in Turmoil as PM Scraps Debt Deal - AP

Greek prime minister is pressured to resign and let a coalition government approve European debt bailout plan.

b) Europe halts bailout loans to Greece ahead of vote - MSNBC

Greece will receive no more European bailout aid until it has put an end to uncertainty and agreed to meet its commitments to the eurozone, the leaders of France and Germany said on Wednesday after heaping pressure on Greece's prime minister at emergency talks.

- Father, we ask for wisdom for both the Greek government and the European nations, that they would begin to seek Your face and hear from Heaven regarding their out of control debt.

- "Counsel is Mine; and sound wisdom: I am understanding; I have strength. By Me kings reign, and princes decree justice. By Me princes rule, and nobles, even all the judges of the earth. I love them that love Me; and those that seek Me early shall find Me." [Proverbs 8:14-17]

5. U.S. Explores Faster Afghanistan Handover - Wall Street Journal

Obama administration considers shifting military's mission in Afghanistan to an advisory role as soon as next year, which would scale back combat duties ahead of scheduled 2014 end date.

- Father, as much as we would like to have our sons and daughters home early, we ask for wisdom on the part of the President to make certain that Afghanistan will not fall into the hands of the Taliban and/or Al Qaeda.

- "To receive the instruction of wisdom, justice, and judgment, and equity" [Proverbs 1:3]

6. a) Iran military head warns of 'heavy damage' should Israel attack - Ha'aretz

Tehran responds to recent reports of Israeli leaders' efforts to gain support for an attack on Iran's nuclear development sites; U.S. State Department says shares 'a deep concern with Israel about the direction Iran is taking.'

b) World's nuclear arsenals growing, think-tank warns - EU Observer

The world is heading for "a new era of global nuclear force modernization and growth" despite anti-proliferation rhetoric in the US and EU, a new study says.

- Father, we praise You that no matter what we hear in the news, we know that You are in charge of all world events. Nothing can happen out of Your time, and no man has control over what You have purposed.

- "He makes wars to cease to the end of the earth; He breaks the bow and cuts the spear in two; He burns the chariots in the fire." [Psalm 46:9] "I know that whatsoever God does, it shall be forever; nothing can be added to it, nor any thing taken from it" [Ecclesiastes 3:14a]

7. a) Chemicals and defense firms targeted by hacking attack - BBC

At least 29 firms involved in the chemicals industry were targeted by a recent series of cyber-attacks according to Symantec.

b) Security Expert Warns of Cyber World War - Fox News

A leading Internet security expert warned Tuesday that a cyber terrorist attack with "catastrophic consequences" looked increasingly likely in a world already in a state of near cyber war.

- Father, we erect a hedge of protection around the cyber companies in America, and loose Your holy angels to stand guard over them. We rebuke the plans of all nations or groups who wish to cause havoc with the computer systems of the U.S.

- "scatter the people that delight in war" [Psalm 68:30c]

The Middle East in Focus

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

"I have set watchmen upon your walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: you that make mention of the LORD, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till He establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth." (Isaiah 62:6-7)

1. Netanyahu trying to persuade cabinet to support attack on Iran - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak are trying to muster a majority in the cabinet in favor of military action against Iran, a senior Israeli official has said. According to the official, there is a "small advantage" in the cabinet for the opponents of such an attack.

2. Israel Navy tracks new Gaza-bound flotilla - Ha'aretz

Two ships leave Turkey carrying between 20 to 30 pro-Palestinian activists; IDF says plans to intercept vessels, offer them to dock at Ashdod or port in Egypt.

3. IAF holds distant-strike exercise - Ynet News

IAF fighter jets have recently concluded a lengthy exercise in Sardinia, Italy, Ynet learned on Wednesday. The maneuvers included several scenarios, including long-distance missions and midair fueling.

4. Israel hikes missile range over Iran fears - UPI

Israel is reported to be seeking to extend the range of its Jericho- 3 ballistic missile, which could be used for pre-emptive military strikes against Iran's nuclear facilities.

5. Israel is a strategic asset for U.S. national interests, according to new report - Ha'aretz

Report issued by Washington Institute for Near East Policy describes how the benefit of the U.S.-Israel relationship far exceeds the cost.

The Daily Jot

US natural disasters and diplomatic pressure on Israel

There are many Christians who do not believe that the current nation of Israel is Israel in the Biblical sense. There are many who do not believe the word of G-d in Genesis 12:3 which says of Israel, "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curses thee." And there are many who do not believe it anything more than coincidence when American leaders pressure Israel to give up land for peace that economic, political or "natural" calamities occur in the United States. There is a resistance to admit that G-d judges the nations and the people in them. Believe what you will, but the condition of this nation and how it is treating Israel appear to be inextricably linked.

Since President George W. Bush openly stated that there should be a Palestinian state living side by side in peace with Israel, the United States has experienced rapid decline. Bush went so far as pressuring Israel to boot settlers out of Gaza and set up elections where Palestinians chose terrorists to represent them. Instead of being an example of how Palestinians can live in peace with Israel, Gaza has been a harbor for terrorists who routinely shell Israeli towns with missiles. The United States experienced the multi-billion dollar catastrophe of hurricane Katrina within days after the evacuation of Gaza. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a coma. The US economy took a huge hit.

Enter the current man who occupies the Oval Office. Unemployment rises. A record number of Americans lose their homes to foreclosures and evictions--forced out in similar fashion as those settlers in Gaza. Debt skyrockets. And this Administration not only pressures Israel to quit building houses, to allow a Palestinian state that cuts Israel into two pieces, but also that Jerusalem be the terrorist capital. In addition, this Administration embraces the terrorist sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner, which in turn, destabilizes the entire Middle East by overthrowing governments and replacing them with Sharia law, Islamic "democracies"--which is a contradiction in terms.

The Insurance Information Institute reports 2011 federal disaster declarations have already broken the record established in 2010. President of the institute, Dr. Robert Hartwig said, "The number of US disaster declarations has been trending sharply upward, particularly over the past 15 years." He said catastrophe claim payouts have totaled nearly $25 billion in the first nine months of 2011. Already 2011 has experienced 10 weather-related disasters that had each generated a billion dollars in economic losses, breaking an annual record set in 1980--the year after the Carter-brokered Middle East peace accords called for giving up the traditional Israeli land of Judea and Samaria (West Bank).

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Special Action Needed Now

Action Needed!

House voted to pass H. Con. Res. 13: Reaffirming "In God We Trust"

Dear Sara,

I come to you with great news and a call to action. The great news is that the House voted to pass H. Con. Res. 13: Reaffirming "In God We Trust" as the official motto of the United States of America! Not only was our motto reaffirmed, but the Resolution supports and encourages the public display of the national motto in all public buildings, public schools, and other government institutions. This is a tremendous victory in the face of the onslaught of attempts to remove God from the foundation of America. The vote was overwhelming with 396 yeas (and only 9 neas). It is not often we see this kind of bi-partisan support. View the voting record here.

Now, the call to action. As a result of the boldness of your national leaders, the opposition is pulling out all the stops to discourage our leaders through verbal, written, and other methods of communication and action. Congressman J. Randy Forbes is at the tip of the spear and is getting the brunt of the backfire, however the other 64 Members of Congress are being impacted as well. You can find their names here.

This is our time to take a bold stand in support of our leaders on the front lines. Contact your U.S. Congressman to affirm your support of this Resolution. Make your voice heard through social networking outlets, emails, blogs, submit supporting letters or articles to local newspapers and media outlets, and/or call their offices. Overwhelm them with your support! They need us.
The tide is changing because of your prayers! Keep it up.

Lea Carawan
Executive Director
Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation



Dear Friends,

This Saturday, November 5, is Guy Fawkes Day in England and throughout Europe.

Why is this important to us??

Because this year, Guy Fawkes "celebrations" may also appear on the streets of our cities in America.


In 1605, Guy Fawkes (a Catholic man under persecution by the Church of England) planned to take revenge by plotting to assassinate King James, and to set the British Parliament ablaze.

Fortunately, on November 5, 1605, the king discovered the plot just in time to foil it, and Guy Fawkes was arrested.

He was hung in the public square in London on January 31, 1606.


Every year since then, the citizens of England have lit a bonfire in honor of Guy Fawkes -- a man who, by now, has become a "folk hero" of the anarchist movement.

Fast forward to today:

In almost every place where the "Occupy" demonstrators are gathering in cities across the nation, you will see at least one man wearing a rather strange-looking mask. THAT IS THE MASK OF GUY FAWKES.

The men who are wearing these masks identify themselves as a part of the ANONYMOUS movement, which is a separate issue. The point is: these masks may signal something sinister in the works . . .


There is a concern that on Saturday, November 5th, Occupy demonstrators will begin lighting bonfires in the streets of our cities, and that they might even be joined, over time, by other organized groups with the same goal in mind: to set our cities ablaze.

Please join us now in prayer:

1. Bind the spirits of lawlessness and anarchy that prevail in the Occupy demonstrations

2. Loose the spirit of peace, order, and the fear of the Lord over all participants.

3. Ask our Lord to FORGIVE those who are bound by this spirit of lawlessness, for they know not what they do. (Luke 23:34)

3. Declare and decree that a) no fires will be lit this Saturday in the streets of our cities or 2) if they are lit, that they will be kept UNDER CONTROL by our governing authorities.
We decree that it is written:

"Let God arise, let His enemies be scattered, And let those who hate Him flee before Him." (Psalm 68:1)

In Jesus' Mighty Name, AMEN!

To read more about the life of Guy Fawkes, go here.

To read more about Guy Fawkes Day (or Night), go here.

MTV 'True Life: I'm Occupying Wall Street' To Premiere Nov. 5 (Guy Fawkes Day)
(From their website):

The premiere date, November 5, is not coincidentally "Guy Fawkes Day," the annual celebration of English Catholic Guy Fawkes' and co-conspirators' attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament and kill Protestant King James I in 1605 for not according more rights to Catholics. The plot was foiled when Fawkes was caught guarding 20 barrels of gunpowder below Westminster Abbey. He was later tortured and executed.

Not coincidentally, Guy Fawkes Day, and the associated imagery of the Guy Fawkes mask - featured prominently in the graphic novel-turned-movie "V for Vendetta," have, over the past five years, been appropriated by members of the hacktivist collective Anonymous, which was one of the early promoters of the Occupy Wall Street movement online. Guy Fawkes masks have also appeared on the faces of those at the Occupy Wall Street protests in Zuccotti Park, though New York Police attempted to stamp that out early on after the protests began in September by employing an antique anti-masking statute.

To read more, and to view a photo of two men wearing Guy Fawkes masks, go here.

The Good News Corner

A Doctor's Own Account of Coming Back to Life after Being Declared Dead

Australia)-After running a medical clinic session in Vanuatu, Dr. Sean George was driving with an intern on the south coast of Australia when he began experiencing minor pain in his chest.

"I decided to stop the car and, as I got out and still feeling the discomfort, I called my wife, also a doctor, to let her know what was happening," he explained. "She suggested that I drove straight home to Kalgoorlie."

As he headed home, he felt "divinely directed" to stop at a clinic in Kambalda, about 50 kilometers from his destination. There he had an electro-cardiogram (ECG) to determine that he was indeed having a heart attack.

The drugs he was given to counter the attack did not help, and in 11 minutes, Dr. George's heart stopped beating.

Doctors worked on him for the next 60 minutes, giving him thousands of chest compressions and 13 electrical shocks-no response. He was pronounced dead after one hour and 10 minutes.

Upon arriving about 10 minutes later, Dr. George's wife was told to go "say goodbye" to her husband.

Dr. George later told fellow physicians at a medical conference in Brisbane what happened next, "Being a doctor herself, Sherry knew that medical science had proved that if the blood supply to the brain was cut off for over three minutes the brain would begin to die, and in 20 minutes the brain would be completely dead. But as she and I had trusted Jesus Christ as Almighty God and Savior, she decided to humbly ask Him to intervene.

"Holding my hand, she prayed, 'Lord Jesus, he is only 39, I am only 38 and we have a ten year boy. I need a miracle.'

"As soon as she said this it was as though someone had breathed life into me again and my heartbeat came back."

Read the rest of Dr. George's story, including the details of his miraculous recovery at the ANS link provided. (Breaking Christian News)

Worship with Us Today!

"God Will Make A Way"

God will make a way
Where there seems to be no way
He works in ways we cannot see
He will make a way for me
He will be my guide
Hold me closely to His side
With love and strength
For each new day
He will make a way
He will make a way

By a roadway in the wilderness
He'll lead me
And rivers in the desert will I see
Heaven and earth will fade
But His Word will still remain
He will do something new today