Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

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•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Daily Jot
•  Using Government To Oppress
•  Defending DOMA
•  Pray for the State Dept.
•  Pray for Air Force Academy
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, November 29, 2011

"I will be their God, and they will be My people." (Ezekiel 37:27)

 The Daily Brief

1. White House: It's a 'Mystery' Why Anyone Would Question That Kagan Should Judge Obamacare - CNSNews.com

Although internal Justice Department e-mails released this year as a result of Freedom of Information Act lawsuits raise questions about whether Justice Elena Kagan should recuse herself from the Obamacare case pending before the Supreme Court, White House Press Secretary Carney indicated today that Kagan had asked and answered all questions relevant to recusal at her confirmation hearings in 2010. Carney said that "it's a mystery to me" why people would question whether Kagan should recuse. When pressed about the e-mails, Carney moved to a different topic. Read more.

- Dear Lord, we lift our Supreme Court justices to you, and ask for justice to be done in this situation with Kagan and in the Obamacare case. We pray for conviction by the Holy Spirit to make right decisions. We pray those speaking truth have favor with the Supreme Court. We ask that wrong decisions be reversed, and we pray for Your justice. We pray for a change of heart in those justices who do not follow You, that there may be truth and justice in all of their cases and work. Please bring them to repentance and revelation knowledge. May You, our righteous Judge, rule in our Supreme Court.

- How long will you judge unjustly, and show partiality to the wicked. (Psalm 82:2)

2. Obama Has Halved Spending on Border Fencing, Infrastructure, Technology--Leaving 1,300 Miles of Mexico Border Unfenced - CNSNews.com

The Obama administration has slashed spending on border fencing, infrastructure and technology, cutting it by more than half since it peaked under President George W. Bush in fiscal 2008, according to a Government Accountability Office report. In 2008, according to GAO, the federal government spent more than $1.3 billion on border security fencing, infrastructure and technology. In 2011, it spend $573 million. Meanwhile, Customs and Border Protection has said that as of June it had fenced only 649 miles of the nearly 1,954-mile-long U.S.-Mexico border--leaving more than 1,300 miles of that border unfenced. Read more.

- Lord, make peace at our border we pray. We pray for a President who will secure our border. We pray for a spiritual change, as well as a physical change to protect our borders. Please raise up intercessors who will continue to pray for this huge problem. The prayer warrior voicing this prayer has seen for herself - as well as heard testimonies, of the great help the fence has been in stopping the illegal border trafficking, as well as having a vision after 9/11 that the invasion would be from South. Thank You for protecting our borders in Jesus name.

- He makes peace in your borders. (Psalm 147:14)

3. Time's Up for Obama's Controversial Medicare/Medicaid Director - CNSNews.com

President Obama's controversial, never-confirmed director of Medicare and Medicaid Services is being replaced. With only a few weeks to go until Dr. Donald Berwick's recess appointment runs out, Obama has nominated Marilyn Tavenner to replace Berwick. The low-key announcement was made, not in person, but via a statement posted on the White House Web site the day before Thanksgiving. Read more.

- Your word says to pray for those in authority, so we pray Marilyn Tavenner will have godly wisdom in this new position. There are so many that need help with health issues, Lord. We also know You are our ultimate healer. Lord, we ask for Your wisdom and help in dealing with the health issues in this country. By Your stripes, Jesus, we are healed and we thank You.

- There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, but the tongue of the wise promotes health.
(Proverbs 12:18)

4. Growing Number of Programs Across USA Help Vets to Get Jobs - USA Today

Helmets to Hardhats is among many initiatives nationwide, both public and private, aimed at getting veterans back to work. The unemployment rate as of October for post - 9/11 veterans was 12.1%, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics - 3% above the national unemployment rate. In Michigan, which has a 16% veteran unemployment rate, a program called Vets to Ag is trying to make a difference.

More needs to be done, New Jersey veterans advocate and Air Force veteran Walter Tafe says. "The sacrifice they've made, the commitment to their country, and then to find themselves unemployed is a terrible thing," Tafe says. "I don't really know that we can ever do enough for our veterans."

- Lord, we thank you for alerting more people to the plight of the vets and their families. We pray that you will bless them with plenty of jobs, housing, and money. If they have suffered any injury, we pray that they will have more than enough resources. Let those resources be easy for them to find and access.

- "If there is among you a poor man of your brethren, within any of the gates in your land which the Lord your God is giving you, you shall not harden your heart nor shut your hand from your poor brother, but you shall open your hand wide to him and willingly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he needs." (Dt. 15:7, 8)

5. Putin formally nominated to reclaim presidency - Breitbart

Prime Minister Vladimir Putin on Sunday sternly warned the West against interfering in Russia's elections in a speech before thousands of cheering supporters as he formally launched his presidential bid. Putin, who stepped down in 2008 after two presidential terms but kept his hold on power, announced in September that he intended to reclaim the top job next year and on Sunday was formally nominated by his United Russia party.

- Lord, we pray for the people of Russia and their election. We pray for those who will come into your kingdom. We know there will be tough times in the last days; we pray for strength for your people to stand through whatever the Russian government and others will do. Your people all over the world look to You, our Savior, especially this Christmas time of year. We thank You for the hope You give us.

- So it will be at the end of the age. The angels will come forth, separate the wicked from among the just, and cast them into the furnace of fire. (Matthew 14:49)

6. China 'deeply shocked' by NATO Pakistan strikes - AsiaOne.com

China said Monday it was "deeply shocked" by NATO air strikes that left 24 Pakistani soldiers dead, and demanded an investigation into the incident. "China is deeply shocked at the incident and expresses strong concerns and deep condolences to the victims in Pakistan," foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a regular news briefing. "China believes that Pakistan's independent sovereignty and territory should be respected."

- Lord, we lift up the situation of the 24 dead Pakistani soldiers. We pray that truth be revealed, and that a root of bitterness not rise up. We pray for the leadership dealing with this situation; that they would lead their people out of bitterness. In the name of Jesus we submit our prayers and petitions with thanksgiving that we can come to You.

- Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: looking carefully lest anyone fall short of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up cause trouble, and by this many become defiled. (Hebrews 12:14)

The Middle East in Focus

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

""But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat over Zion!" But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD; they do not understand his plan, that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor." (Micah 4:11,12)

1. Palestinian poll: 56% oppose armed struggle against Israel - Ynet News

A new poll carried out by the Palestinian Jerusalem Media and Communications Center (JMCC) reveals that support for Fatah among residents of the Palestinian Authority has not been hurt by the Shalit deal , which was completed between Hamas and Israel last month.

2. Iran says 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel - Jerusalem Post

Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Ahmad Vahidi said that Iran has up to 150,000 missiles pointed at Israel, according to the semi-official Iranian FARS news agency.

3. Netanyahu: Israel mulling release of frozen Palestinian tax money - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday that he is considering releasing Palestinian tax revenue that Israel has frozen for more than a month, after UNESCO accepted the Palestinians as a full member.

4. 2 Rockets from Lebanon lands in Galilee; none hurt - Jerusalem Post

At least two rockets fired from Lebanon landed inside of Israeli territory in the Western Galilee, near the Lebanese border overnight Monday, a police spokesman told The Jerusalem Post.

The Daily Jot

The prophetic implications of a Eurozone collapse

The London Financial Times is reporting that the eurozone has only days before it comes face to face with financial collapse. This event, if it occurs, should be watched very carefully by those discerning the times. The collapse of Europe's financial system is the throw-down of the earth's oldest remaining financial system. This reaches deep into the old money of the world. Financiers are trying their best to put a system in place to avoid a total collapse. Problem is, they are seeking to prop the current system with the same policies that caused it to fail in the first place--debt and debt financing. The potential collapse of the eurozone has long reaching impact, described by some as viral.

Beyond debt and debt financing through manipulation of unlimited bonds backed by the European Central Bank, another very interesting concept is being discussed--a fiscal union. Wolfgang Munchau of the Financial Times writes "This would involve a partial loss of national sovereignty, and the creation of a credible institutional framework to deal with fiscal policy, and hopefully wider economic policy issues as well. The eurozone needs a treasury, properly staffed, not ad hoc coordination by the European Council over coffee and desert." The key words in this report are a "partial loss of national sovereignty." This is the prophetic direction that Europe is taking and if it is indeed viral, this concept will spread.

It was revealed Monday that the Federal Reserve had secretly boosted banks in the US by far more than was reported. Bloomberg reports: "Add up guarantees and lending limits, and the Fed had committed $7.77 trillion as of March 2009 to rescuing the financial system, more than half the value of everything produced in the US that year." Bloomberg says that the Fed never disclosed the details of the bank bailout to Congress "even as Congress doled out more money and debated new rules aimed at preventing the next collapse." Now the American people are indebted to the government to the tune of $14 trillion, and both Europe and American politicians are demanding more debt to finance this debt.

When you look at the financial landscape, who has the money? China, you might say. But China is so very dependent on the US and Europe for its economy, same with Japan. Those who have the money are Islamic. Every nation mentioned in the Bible regarding the end time attacks on Israel are Islamic. First, there will be a "partial loss of national sovereignty" for the nations to accept and submit to the Revelation 13:17 scenario "that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name." World financial collapse, Islam arising, loss of sovereignty--seems the ingredients are there for the march of prophecy, in type and shadow or in reality. Watch and pray.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Using Government To Oppress

If you need more evidence of why government should be limited, consider the examples of the Richmond Tea Party and a Georgia businessman.

A local Tea Party group recently sent a $10,000 invoice to the City of Richmond, Virginia, demanding a refund of all the permits and fees it paid to hold rallies in Kanawha Plaza -- the same place where Occupy Richmond has camped out at no expense. In response, the City of Richmond has launched an audit of the Tea Party for failing to file necessary monthly reports related to excise taxes for admission, lodging and meals.

I applaud the Richmond Tea Party for demanding its money back, and I hope other groups do the same. These "occupy" encampments are straining city budgets and costing taxpayers millions. I suspect few if any of them have paid for permits and other fees that are usually required for large public gatherings. But this fits the occupiers' general sense of entitlement. Just like demanding forgiveness of their student loan debts, they expect hardworking taxpayers to pick up their tab.

Several months ago, Georgia businessman Bill Looman got fed up with the state of the economy and posted signs in his trucks that read, "New Company Policy: We Are Not Hiring Until Obama Is Gone." Pictures of the signs went viral online last week, and the left went ballistic. Looman was forced to shut down his company's website and disconnect his phone because of threats from "tolerant" liberals.

Then the Secret Service showed up because someone reported him as a threat to Obama's safety. According to Looman, "They gave me the typical interview to see if I was a threat. We actually had a good meeting and when they left, they were under the impression that they wasted their time."

Far from being a threat, small business owners and entrepreneurs like Bill Looman are the backbone of this great nation. It is their initiative and hard work, not Obama's class warfare or the whining of the OWS crowd, that we should be encouraging and need more of. (Gary Bauer)

Defending DOMA

Christian Coalition Supporters Are Urged to Defend the Defense of Marriage Act

Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed the so-called, Orwellian-named "Respect for Marriage Act", S.598, out of committee by a party-line, 10-8 margin. This bill would abolish the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) and would force the recognition of gay marriages throughout America in all 50 states.

The Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) was overwhelmingly passed in 1996, by a whopping margin of 85-14 in the United States Senate and by an equally overwhelming margin in the United States House of Representatives by a margin of 342-67.

All Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to defend the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) by voting NO on the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act of 2011" last week. On the other hand, All 10 Democrat Senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted for the so-called "Respect for Marriage Act of 2011" which will eliminate DOMA. Read more.

Pray for the State Dept.

State Department Uses Facebook to Fight 'Against Hate' and 'Stop Bigotry'

Two State Department officials are promoting a Facebook page, "2011 Hours Against Hate," as a tool to help young people around the world "push back against hatred." Farah Pardith, special representative to Moslem communities for the U.S. Department of State, said on Nov. 22, 2011 that she wants to recruit youth around the world to stop hate.

The information portion of the Facebook page states: "2011 Hours Against Hate is a campaign to stop bigotry and promote pluralism and respect across lines of culture, religion, tradition, class, and gender. We are asking people around the world to pledge their time to stop hate - to do something for someone who doesn't look like you, pray like you, or live like you." The Facebook page asks visitors to sign a pledge to document how many hours they will volunteer "to stop hate" and to describe their volunteer activity. (CNSNews.com)

- Heavenly Father, we pray that You will expose those who are seeking to indoctrinate our youth with ideas that are not Yours. We pray that the Holy Spirit will come strongly upon all our youth and citizens to be able to discern quickly the schemes of people who are trying to make evil sound good and good sound evil. Block those people from succeeding in their indoctrination of our nation.

- "But whoever causes one of these little ones who believe in Me to sin, it would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were drowned in the depth of the sea."
(Matthew 18:6)
Air Force Academy Adapts to Pagans, Druids, Witches and Wiccans

Their ranks are slim. According to the academy's enrollment records, only three of 4,300 cadets identified themselves as pagans, followers of an ancient religion that generally does not worship a single god and considers all things in nature interconnected. Still, the academy this year dedicated an $80,000 outdoor worship center - a small Stonehenge-like circle of boulders with propane fire pit - high on a hill for the handful of current or future cadets whose religions fall under the broad category of "Earth-based." Those include pagans, Wiccans, druids, witches and followers of Native American faiths.

Two spiritual leaders for all Earth-based religions - one a civilian, one an Air Force reservist - are witches and regularly cast spells, which they say is not so different from offering prayer . . . In addition to providing worship space, new policy dictates that all cadets take courses in understanding the religions of those who may someday fall under their command. Recently Chaplain Maj. Darren Duncan, branch chief of cadet faith communities has fielded calls from West Point and Annapolis about replicating the Air Force's efforts. (LA Times) Obama as Commander in Chief could stop this madness...but....

- Heavenly Father, we are grieved beyond measure that these things are taking place in our military - the ones who are entrusted to defend us. Bit by bit our military and nation is being destroyed. We repent - and seek Your forgiveness for allowing other gods to take root in our culture. We pray that a loud protest in our nation and in our courts will rise up and quash this abomination of serving other gods.

- "Repent now everyone of his evil way and his evil doings . . . Do not go after other gods to serve them and worship them, and do not provoke Me to anger with the works of your hands; and I will not harm you."
(Jeremiah 25:5, 6)

The Good News Corner:

Wis. governor Walker says it's a Christmas, not holiday, tree

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker said Monday that the evergreen decorated with ornaments and adorned with a star in the center of Wisconsin's Capitol Rotunda is a Christmas tree, not a holiday tree as it's been called for the past 25 years.

The roughly 30-foot-tall tree was called a Christmas tree from the first display in 1916 until 1985. That's when politicians bowed to concerns about government endorsing religion and started referring to it as a holiday tree.

The Madison-based Freedom From Religion Foundation has opposed the term Christmas tree, saying it offends nonreligious people and amounts to a government endorsement of Christianity. . .
Walker, in a press release, downplayed any potential controversy by simply referring to the decoration as a Christmas tree and not noting any change. His spokesman Cullen Werwie confirmed that the designation and change from past practices was intentional.

"It's a Christmas tree," Werwie said. "In all honesty, I don't know what more to say about it." (The Chicago Tribune) Read more.

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