Wednesday, November 9, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

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• The Daily Brief
• The Middle East in Focus
• The Daily Jot
• Bail Outs And Bonuses
• Left-wing Thugs Assault Conservatives
• Air Force Academy Apologizes
• URGENT! Vote for the Dead Sea!
• IDOP on Sunday
• The Good News Corner
• Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, November 9, 2011

"Your watchmen shall lift up their voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the LORD shall bring again Zion." (Isaiah 52:8)

The Daily Brief

1. Abbas: We 'don't care,' we're going for statehood - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said Sunday he was determined to go ahead with his statehood bid in the UN Security Council despite Israeli "escalation against the PA leadership and the Palestinians."

Speaking to reporters in his presidential compound in Ramallah on the first day of the Muslim feast of Id al-Adha, a defiant Abbas declared: "The fierce Israeli onslaught against our people and leadership intensified after we went to the UN to seek membership of a Palestinian state and the success we achieved at UNESCO. But we will continue and we don't care about anyone."

- LORD, remember Israel, the land that is dear to You- help them, defend them! May those who "don't care about anyone,"discover they must contend with You.

- "For thus the LORD has spoken to me: ' As a lion roars, and a young lion over its prey (When a multitude of shepherds is summoned against him, he will not be afraid of their voice, nor be disturbed by their noise), So the Lord of hosts will come down to fight for Mount Zion and for its hill. Like birds flying about, so will the Lord of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; Passing over, He will preserve it." (Isaiah 31: 4,5)

2. France calls for UN Security Council meeting over 'worrying' Iran nuclear report - Haaretz

France said on Wednesday it wanted to convene the UN Security Council and could push for unprecedented sanctions against Iran after an International Atomic Energy Agency report said Iran had worked to develop an atomic bomb design.

- LORD, thank You for the IAEA's report detailing "a series of Iranian tests, acquisition of materials, and technology that suggests Iran has continuously worked to produce a nuclear weapon since 2003." Thank You that this report has exposed Iran's lies and cover up to the world, and also brought confirmation of Israel's long stated position regarding Iran's nuclear development. Thank You Lord for France's intervention calling for "unprecedented sanctions against Iran!" We pray that You prosper the efforts of every nation that unites to take action against Iran's work to acquire nuclear weapons. Lord, in mercy, prevent the use of these weapons against those Iran arrogantly proclaims to be their enemies!

- "A warrior putting on his sword for battle should not boast like a warrior who has already won." (1 Kings 20:11)

3. TV and radio broadcasts will halt for the nation's first simultaneous emergency alert - Palm Beach Post

From the television blaring at a West Palm Beach sports bar to the island radio station in American Samoa, broadcast channels across the United States and its territories will take a 30-second break from programming at 2 p.m. Wednesday to run the first national test of the Emergency Alert System.

Update: The EAS test was successfully carried out in some parts of the nation, but not in all. For many of us, life went on as normal today, with no interruptions in our activities or in TV or radio broadcasting noticed.

- Dear God, surely knowledge has increased on the earth just as Your Word says! (Daniel 12:4b) We ask that the technological knowledge used for this security test will be monitored and used for good and not for evil. Protect us from any unseen schemes of those who would oppress the people of this nation. We put our trust in You!

- "The Lord also will bea refuge for the oppressed. A refuge in times of trouble. And those who know Your name will put their trust in You; for You, Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You." (Psalm 9: 9,10)

4. Ohio Voters Choose to Opt Out of Health Care Mandate - Fox News

Voters in Ohio have approved a ballot measure intended to keep government from requiring Ohioans to participate in any health care system.

- LORD, spur the hearts of the people of every state to arise, like the voters of Ohio, to bring down this heinous law!! Utterly destroy its precepts and ordinances which use taxpayer's dollars to fund abortions, while allowing Muslims, Scientologists, Amish, Christian Scientists and Native American Indians who have a "conscientious objection" to insurance, to"opt out," - a right NOT given in Obamacare to Jews and Christians! May the righteous rise up and cry out against this bill. May the righteous not keep silent until it is completely wiped off the books with all of its oppressive take-over, death dealing measures.

- " And he shall speak pompous words against the Most High, shall persecute the saints of the Most High, and shall intend to change times and laws . . ." (Daniel 7:25)

5. Mississippi voters reject life at conception amendment - BBC

The measure would have conferred rights on an embryo from the moment of conception, effectively outlawing abortion, even in rape or incest cases. More than 55% voters rejected the so-called personhood initiative. Mississippi already has tough abortion regulations and only one clinic which performs the procedure.

- LORD, thank You that Mississippi already has tough abortion regulations. Nevertheless, we are grieved that the personhood of embryos has been denied in this vote. You alone give life beginning at conception. Let this fact once again be fully revered in the hearts of the people of our nation.

- "Open your mouth for the speechless, in the cause of all who are appointed to die. Open your mouth, judge righteously!" (Proverbs 31: 8)

6. Evacuations begin ahead of Bering Sea storm - ADN

Evacuations have begun in some Alaska coastal communities, including Nome (see below), ahead of a powerful storm that's moving across the Bering Sea toward the western Alaska coast. The storm, packing hurricane-force winds, has the potential for coastal flooding, extensive beach erosion and serious damage, according to the National Weather Service.

B. Alaskans brace for huge storm to strike western coast - Reuters

An "epic" storm was bearing down on western Alaska on Tuesday, the National Weather Service said, warning that it could be one of the worst on record for the state. The storm, moving inland from the Aleutian Islands, was expected to bring hurricane-force winds with gusts up to 100 miles per hour, heavy snowfall, widespread coastal flooding and severe erosion to most of Alaska's west coast, the National Weather Service warned.

- Father, we intercede for Alaska. We pray You lessen the storm, and spare Alaska from the expected devastation. We pray Your shield of protection around the coast, people, the wildlife, and all that will be affected by the storm. In Jesus Name, we declare peace to this storm.

- He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, "Quiet! Be still!" Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. (Mark 4:39-40)

7. Undersea Volcano Now Just 70 Meters from Surface - Spiegel Online International

In the Atlantic Ocean, off the Canary Island of El Hierro, 20-meter high jets of water are being spat into the air as the sea boils amid the stench of sulfur. The undersea volcano, which is set to create new land, is growing ever-nearer to the surface -- but is the existing island at risk from the explosive eruptions?

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- Lord, we pray You protect this existing island from explosive eruptions. Hold this island together by Your mighty power.

- He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. (Colossians 1:17)

8. Obama's Netanyahu mic slip draws ire from Republicans - The Guardian

Obama came under attack from Republicans Tuesday after being caught unawares on a microphone apparently colluding in criticism of Israeli leader Binyamin Netanyahu.

Republicans said his remarks reflected the cool approach of the Obama administration towards Israel and were not helpful. The White House declined to comment but did not deny that Obama had made the remarks caught on microphone.

Obama had been in what he thought was a private discussion at the G20 summit in Cannes last week with French president Nicolas Sarkozy but their comments were picked up by a live microphone overheard by journalists. Sarkozy said: "I cannot bear Netanyahu. He's a liar."

Obama could have dissented but did not. According to a version from a French interpreter quoted by Reuters, Obama replied: "You're fed up with him but I have to deal with him more often than you."

- Lord, this is such a serious black mark upon this administration and, by extension, upon our nation. We ask You to cause this incident to bring our "king," Barack Hussein Obama, under the yoke of Your Lordship and into a place of repentance: honoring and blessing Israel from this day onward. Let his words of cursing fall to the ground and be of no effect; and cause Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stand strong and steadfast in the face of all wicked words spoken against him. In Jesus' name we pray, amen.

- "What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear in the inner rooms will be proclaimed from the roofs." (Luke 12:3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

There's no one like your God, Jeshurun! He rides through the heavens to help you. In majesty he rides through the clouds. The eternal God is your shelter, and his everlasting arms support you. He will force your enemies out of your way and tell you to destroy them. So Israel will live securely. Jacob's spring will be left alone in a land of grain and new wine. Dew will drip from Israels skies. You are blessed, Israel! Who is like you, a nation saved by the Lord. He is a shield that helps you and a sword that wins your victories. Your enemies will come crawling to you,and you will stomp on their backs. (Deuteronomy 33:26-29)

1. UN Reports Security Council Divided on Palestinians - VOA News

A draft report from the U.N. Security Council says members cannot reach a decision on whether to admit the Palestinian territories as a member state.

2. Israel believes it could carry out strikes on Iran with under 500 civilian fatalities - The Telegraph

Ehud Barak raised the prospect of military action with Iran once again as he hinted that splits in the international community over imposing sanctions regarded as crippling enough by Israel could leave the Jewish state with no option but to take matters into its own hands.

3. Ahmadinejad vows no retreat on nuclear program - The Jerusalem Post

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad on Wednesday declared that Tehran will not pull back "even a needle's width" from its nuclear path, even after an incriminating UN report on its nuclear program. Ahmadinejad decried the UN nuclear watchdog's report - which was released Tuesday night - saying it damaged the International Atomic Energy Agency's dignity and was based on "invalid" US claims.

The Daily Jot

Why nobody good wants to run for public office

Exodus 18 gives Americans a basis for representative government. Moses stood before the people and served as their judge from morning unto evening, making them know the statutes of God and his laws. But Moses' father in law Jethro said that this was too heavy a task to perform alone. Jethro gave him advice in verse 21: "Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens." This good advice would serve us well in selecting good leaders, but unfortunately, the human factor creeps in and discourages good leaders from seeking to lead.

In 1792, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and Secretary of State Thomas Jefferson had such disagreements on foreign policy and financial policy that the two split into factions, leading to the formation of political parties, the Federalists led by Hamilton, and the Republicans led by Jefferson. While the split on how the Constitution was interpreted regarding foreign and domestic policy was deep, the rift grew to a deep personal chasm between the two. Both established party-line newspapers and set about to accuse one another of being a danger to the existence of the United States--they called into question one another's honor, morals and integrity.

Insomuch as we have today a candidate of color who stands accused of sexual harassment and other unproven charges by people with intimate connections to the opposing party illustrates why good people dare not toss their hat in the arena of public politics. Whether it was Clarence Thomas or Herman Cain, the opposition paraded thinly veiled connectors before the public to discredit these men in the most personally demeaning way that could be considered racist if reporters were being fair to both sides. Notwithstanding, candidates of color or not face not only scrutiny on their professional and personal lives, they often face dredged up allegations of the worse possible nature just for headline value.

The laws are such that it is nearly impossible to prove slander or libel against a public figure. When it comes down to it, no man or woman with great integrity would count the costs and enter politics as a candidate without great reservations. Many a good leader chooses not to put family and reputation through the process. So when you think about it, could it be that Americans get bad leaders because the majority of those who will subject themselves to the process care so little about what people think about them that they can easily take the public hits? Are we missing good leadership because we not only allow, but thrive on the gossip rather than the true content of character?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Bail Outs And Bonuses

Here we go again. They are coming back to Congress with their hands out, demanding billions more for yet another taxpayer bailout. To add insult to injury, their top executives are getting millions in bonus checks.

It's another story tailor made for the Occupy Wall Street movement, but there is silence from Zuccotti Park. We have not heard a peep from Obama, and not one media elite is in high dudgeon. Why not? Because this isn't a story about big banks, but rather about big government.

The government housing behemoths Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac have already taken more than $160 billion in taxpayer bailouts. Last week, Freddie Mac announced it needed another $6 billion after it lost more than $4 billion in the last quarter.

Yet, unbelievably, the agencies are paying out $13 million in bonuses to top executives who already make hefty salaries. Some of them will take home seven figure checks for losing billions of your hard-earned tax dollars! Where is the outrage from the left about this abuse of taxpayer resources? (Gary Bauer)

Left-wing Thugs Assault Conservatives

Events in the streets of Washington, D.C., on Friday night must be a wake-up call to every decent American. Just a few miles from the White House, "Occupy" thugs physically attacked conservatives attempting to attend a "Defending the American Dream" dinner hosted by the conservative group Americans for Prosperity.

Roving left-wing mobs set up road blocks at key intersections leading to the event and blocked any luxury car that approached. At the event venue, conservative attendees were pushed and shoved, including a 78 year-old woman who had to be hospitalized after she was pushed down steps.

According to the online news outlet The Daily Caller, organizers of the dinner, fearing for the safety of the attendees, called 911 four times to request more police assistance -- and were hung up on. You can watch a video here of some of the scenes, but I must caution you that the language is vile and the images are disturbing.

The left-wing "storm troopers" who assaulted old ladies in our nation's capital Friday night are not a fringe of the Occupy movement. Nearly one-third of Occupy Wall Street demonstrators in Zuccotti Park told Democrat pollster Douglas Schoen that they supported violence to advance their agenda. Last week, Leo Gerard, president of United Steelworkers union, called for more "militancy" by the Occupy groups. Three days later Occupy Oakland anarchists attacked businesses and trashed the shopping district while the city's left-wing mayor did nothing.

The Occupy movement has been praised by Obama, Biden, Pelosi and other Democrat leaders. Not one of them has said a word about the physical assaults on conservatives this past weekend. The Washington Post ran just one story, focusing on a driver who brushed against demonstrators who jumped in front of his car.

I have warned repeatedly that the elections, which take place one year from today, will be marred by ugly tactics, fraud and worse. Leftist groups are calling for their people to disrupt the Iowa caucuses. Events unfolding in the streets of our cities, including here in D.C., are a disturbing marker of the increasing radicalization and violence of the political left.

Gird yourself for 365 traumatic days ahead. Do not allow yourself to be intimidated or cowed by hoodlums. Now more than ever we must defend our country and our values with our votes and our resources. We did not defeat Hitler's fascists and Soviet Communism only to stand by while homegrown totalitarians take control of our streets. (Gary Bauer)

Air Force Academy Apologizes

Air Force Academy reverses support for Christmas toy drive sponsored by Christian organization

The Air Force Academy (AFA) apologized for announcing a Christmas toy drive to all cadets, after receiving criticism from the Military Religious Freedom Foundation because the toy drive is sponsored by a Christian organization. The group said that the AFA should only back secular toy drives. (The Gazette) Read more.

URGENT! Vote for the Dead Sea!

The Dead Sea is a Finalist in the New7Wonders of Nature Global Campaign

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu releases a video, encouraging you to vote.
Background: Last week, members of our CHPP staff attended a two-day conference, sponsored by the Embassy of Israel. At that time, we learned of a global campaign, now taking place, to identify the New7Wonders of Nature.

Voting ends this Friday (11-11-11), and for the final push, Prime Minister Netanyahu has filmed a short video to encourage people from around the world to vote. A win could result in a large boost in tourism and economic growth for Israel and the Dead Sea region.

1) Please SHARE the Prime Minister's Video with your networks by going here.
2) Please spread this news far and wide . . . now!
3) And, VOTE via the Tourism Ministry's website dedicated Dead Sea website by going here.

IDOP on Sunday

International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church

Sunday, November 13, 2011

12-hour prayer chain will observe this day via a nationwide conference call

The International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church (IDOP) on November 13th is a global day of intercession for persecuted Christians worldwide. Its primary focus is to encourage intercessory prayer on behalf of persecuted communities of the Christian faith.

A coalition of ministries are working together to host a 12-hour, marathon conference call to pray for Christians who are being persecuted worldwide.

Dial: 712.432.0031
Access is 452614#
Time: 8 am - 8 pm (EST)

Hosted by The Persecution Watch in collaboration with Capitol Hill Prayer Partners (CHPP) - Mission America Coalition (MAC) - International Orality Network (ION) - Greater Calling Ministry



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IDOP Official Website:

The Good News Corner:

Eskimo Hallelujah Chorus . . .

(Some of you may recall that we posted this item last year, during the holidays, but this is so much fun, it's time to do it again! Let's praise the LORD today with our Eskimo friends! Go here.)
This is outstandingly clever, one teacher and his class put together a computer project no one will ever forget, if seen only once.

Done like you've never seen before. This video from the small Yupiq Eskimo Village of Quinhagak, Alaska , was a school computer project intended for the other Yupiq villages in the area. Much to the villagers' shock, over a half million people have viewed it.

For your turn to view, Click: HERE

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"Go Through the Gates" by Barry and Batya Segal

Go through, go through the gates. Prepare the way for my people. . .