Friday, December 30, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Friday, December 30, 2011

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The Daily Brief  - Friday, December 30, 2011

"And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace."
(Isaiah 9:6)

HAPPY . . . NEW . . . YEAR . . . 2012!!

The Daily Brief

1. 'Synthetic' Marijuana Use Becoming Problem for U.S. Military - Fox News

U.S. troops are increasingly using an easy-to-get herbal mix called "Spice," which mimics a marijuana high and can bring on hallucinations that last for days.

"You can just imagine the work that we do in a military environment," said Mark Ridley, deputy director of the Naval Criminal Investigative Service, adding, "you need to be in your right mind when you do a job. That's why the Navy has always taken a zero tolerance policy toward drugs."

~ Father, we thank You that this form of drug abuse has come to light, so it can be dealt with. We understand that the intense stress of war makes our soldiers more vulnerable to wanting to "escape" the ugliness of combat and loss of comrades. We ask, Lord, that You would give these NCIS agents Your wisdom, as to how to counter this attack against our military. Help them to discover how to keep these dangerously lethal substances out of the hands of our troops. We bind up spirits of addiction, and release Your peace that passes all understanding to guard their hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Amen

~ "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, shall garrison and mount guard over your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus."
(Phillippians 4:6,7)

2. Court Revives NSA Dragnet Surveillance Case - Wired News

A federal appeals court on Thursday reinstated a closely watched lawsuit accusing the federal government of working with the nation's largest telecommunication companies to illegally funnel Americans' electronic communications to the National Security Agency without court warrants.

~ Abba, we bind up these lawless spirits that would deny our rights to privacy and due process. We understand that there are those who have subversive agendas against our nation however, wisdom is needed to differentiate between terrorists and non-terrorists. We ask that our Constitution would be followed by our Executive, Legislative, and Judicial branches of Government on behalf of American citizens. We ask that You give Your wisdom to the NSA as to how they can protect our nation, and still not violate the rights of its citizens. In Yeshua's Name, we pray, Amen.

~ "Happy is the man who finds skillful and godly Wisdom, and the man who gets understanding drawing it forth from God's Word and life's experiences, For the gaining of it is better than the gaining of silver, and the profit of it better than fine gold." (Proverbs 3:13,14)

3. Iowa's evangelicals moving to Santorum
- Reuters

Signs that Rick Santorum is suddenly a contender in the race for the Republican nomination for president were all over Iowa on Thursday.

~ Father, we know that as "evangelicals" we are being "targeted" by many candidates to vote for them. We bind up spirits of deception and confusion that would try to paint an inaccurate picture of their true beliefs, in order to gain our votes. We ask that the mouths of liars will be stopped, and that You would reveal the secret things, and those things kept hidden would become known. Give us Your supernatural wisdom to vote for the candidates of Your choosing who would rule in righteousness, we pray.

~ "When one rules over people in righteousness, when he rules in the fear of God, he is like the light of morning at sunrise on a cloudless morning, like the brightness after rain that brings grass from the earth." (2 Samuel 23:3,4)

4. Report: US Pushing Israel to Free Barghouti so he can run for election
- Arutz

The Obama administration wants Israel to release arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti so he can run for election.The Obama administration is trying to convince Israel to release arch-terrorist and mass-murderer Marwan Barghouti. According to the Hamas-aligned Al Quds daily, Washington views Barghouti as its preferred candidate for Fatah to field against Hamas in Palestinian Authority (PA) elections in May 2012. "A high-profile US delegation has regularly discussed with officials in Tel Aviv the option to free Barghouti to lead Fatah against Hamas in the next elections," the sources that the daily did not identify, said.The Al-Quds report comes as Arab capitals are abuzz with the news that PA chairman Mahmoud Abbas will not seek re-election, leaving Washington concerned Fatah has no one to field against Hamas. However, the release of Barghouti, who was sentenced to five life sentences for as many terror related murders in Israel, and who security services say is responsible for at least 21 other murders, is widely opposed in Israel.

~ O Lord God of Israel, we ask that You give our administration true Wisdom in recognizing that the enemies of Israel are Your enemies, as well as ours. We ask for Your divine intervention in the affairs of men who plot evil against Your people. We pray for wisdom for our President, and humbleness of heart, to receive Your instruction. May our leaders realize that if they facilitate and placate the enemies of Israel, that they are also endangering our nation and people. We also ask for Your protection, blessing, and wisdom to be upon Prime Minister Netanyahu. We ask You to stop the release from prison of this evil man. We also ask for You to visit him in jail, and reveal Yourself to him, so that he may acknowledge his sin, and bow before You, and receive You as his God. We ask You to rule in these coming elections in 2012 both here, and in the Middle East, to bring about Your purposes and Your desires. We thank You for Your Covenant with Israel, and with us, as Your people. Amen and Amen!

~" All your children will be taught by the LORD, and great will be their peace. In righteousness you will be established: Tyranny will be far from you; you will have nothing to fear. Terror will be far removed; it will not come near you. If anyone does attack you, it will not be my doing; whoever attacks you will surrender to you."
(Isaiah 54:13-14)

5. State Department: More Money Should be Freed to PA - Arutz News

The U.S. State Department welcomed, on Thursday, Congress' decision to release $40 million in aid to the Palestinian Authority, but said that additional funding should be released. "We have been working with Congress for some time, because we don't think it's in U.S. national interests to keep this money frozen," State Department spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, was quoted by AFP as having told reporters. She added, however, "We will continue to work with Congress when they come back in session to secure additional funding for these programs, because we think they're important. We think they aid in stability and security and development for the Palestinian people. That's in our interest, it's in their interest, and we believe, it's also in Israel's interest."

~ Abba, we acknowledge that most Palestinians do need humanitarian aid, and we thank You for the ability we have to help them in that need. However, we also know that most of this money does not get to those who need it, but is rather put back into military pursuits, forging weapons to be used against Israelis...which is in no one's interest. Therefore, Lord, we ask for wisdom for our Congress to recognize what is a legitimate need vs what the "real agenda" is. In a time of economic crisis in our own country, we ask that discretion be used in funneling available funds to where they can do the most good. In Your Name, we pray.

~"Do not let wisdom and understanding out of your sight, preserve sound judgment and discretion; they will be life for you."
(Proverbs 3:21,22)

The Middle East in Focus

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

" I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth."
(Numbers 24:17)

1. Haniyeh, Mashaal meet Sudan's Bashir over Jerusalem
- Jerusalem Post

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh and senior official Khaled Mashaal met Sudanese President Omar Bashir in Khartoum Thursday, taking turns warning the Sudanese president of Israel's stepped-up efforts to "Judaize Jerusalem" and asking for financial support, Lebanese news outlet Elnashra reported.

2. Palestinian film: Jihad drove Israel away from Strip
- Ynet News

Palestinians from the Gaza Strip have recently finished filming a new movie dubbed "The Death Bridge," in which they attempt to show that the success of Palestinian terror organizations led to Israel's Gaza withdrawal in 2005.

3. US military chief to visit Israel to reassure on Iran
- Jerusalem Post

Gen. Martin Dempsey, chairman of the US Joint Chiefs, will arrive in Israel next month for talks aimed at reassuring Israel that the US is serious about stopping Iran's nuclear program.

4. Mossad chief: Nuclear Iran not necessarily existential threat to Israel
- Ha'aretz

A nuclear-armed Iran wouldn't necessarily constitute a threat to Israel's continued existence, Mossad chief Tamir Pardo reportedly hinted earlier this week.

The Daily Jot

The thief in your house

What would you do if a thief came into your house and began taking your possessions? What if he kicked you out of your house and locked you out of it? What if he took your children and imprisoned them? Would you fight back? Or would you just turn the other cheek? I think that most of you would fight back. This home invasion would be a place where you would draw the line and do what you could to stop the thief. Even if the thief got away, you would find a way to pursue him and bring him to justice, get your children back, and restore your property. You would see this thief as an enemy to your life, liberty and happiness. I am reporting that this is already happening to you and asking what are you doing about it?

We can wax spiritually about the condition of the nation and of the world. There is nothing we can do to stop the march of prophecy. Why would we want to? But we can determine our place in it. Jesus and the Apostles knew that we would face tribulation. Jesus said in John 16:33, "In the world you shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world." Jesus also gives us an example about the thief and the good shepherd. He said in John 10:10, "The thief comes not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." Jesus goes on to say that he is the good shepherd, "and I lay down my life for the sheep." We all know that in the physical world, Jesus gave his life that we might have salvation and eternal life.

Jesus also said in John 15:12 and 13, "This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends." Here we have the example of Jesus. He gave his life here on the physical earth that we might have life eternally--this is both spiritual and physical. Interesting that he spoke of loving one another and in the same context that he said that there is no greater love than to lay down your life for your friends. To me, this is far from being passive. Like Jesus, I believe that it is our duty to protect our family and friends and lay down our life for them if the ultimate need arises. In this, we are good shepherds here on earth.

Back to the thief in your house. This thief has pillaged your wealth. This thief has indentured the future of your children that they might be slaves to him. This thief has placed your belongings at his behest. This thief has stolen your freedom, limited your life, and ridiculed your service to God. This thief is becoming a tyrannical beast. But as long as he allows some freedom, little is done about his aggression. To rid themselves of this thief, our forefathers took action with a pledge: "...with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor." It took violence to remove the thief from their houses in 1776. Hopefully, we can wake up and do it non-violently. We must become good shepherds.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
The Good News Corner:


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Thursday, December 29, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, December 29, 2011

News for Prayer!

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  Saudi Arabia: No Churches Allowed
•  TSA Screening: Not Just Airports
•  Congress Investigates AARP
•  Leftists To "Occupy" Iowa Caucuses
•  Iowa Caucus Prayer Guide Available Now
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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P.O. Box 5152
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The Daily Brief - Thursday, December 29, 2011

"And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

The Daily Brief

1. Official: Iran stands ready to expand defensive ties with Iraq - CNN

Iran is prepared to expand military and security cooperation with neighboring Iraq, a top Iranian military official said -- a week after U.S. forces pulled out of Iraq.

- No surprise here, Lord. This could have been foreseen by our leaders, yet they turned a blind eye. Father, we pray that Your Holy Spirit will move across Iraq and Iran, pulling out the strongholds of the enemy in this region.

- "and your descendants shall possess the gate of your enemies."
[Genesis 22:17]

2. Iran Says U.S. Aircraft Carrier Has Entered Zone Near Key Oil Route - NewsCore

An Iranian surveillance plane has shot video and photographed a U.S. aircraft carrier during Iran's ongoing navy drill near a strategic waterway in the Persian Gulf, the official IRNA news agency reported on Thursday.

- Pray that the leaders of both Israel and America will have the wisdom to do what is both sane and necessary in this situation.

- "Do not forget the voice of Your enemies; the tumult of those who rise up against You increases continually." [Psalm 74:23]

3. North Korea Declares Kim Jong Un 'Supreme Leader' as Memorial for Kim Jong Il Begins
- AP

North Korea's power brokers declared Kim Jong Un the supreme leader at a massive public memorial for his father Kim Jong Il, cementing the Kim family's hold on power for another generation.

Read more:

- Lord, we pray that Your Holy Spirit will find a chink in the son's mindsets, and turn his heart toward both You and the people of North Korea to grant them freedom and hope.

- "Your hand will find all your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You." [Psalm 21:8]

4. DHS Creates Accounts Solely to Monitor Social Networks
- ABC News

An online privacy group is suing the U.S. Department of Homeland Security accusing it of not releasing records from the agency's covert surveillance of Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites.

The DHS creates accounts solely to monitor social media sites and establish a system of records of the information gathered. The agency does not post information, seek to connect with other users, accept invitations to connect or interact with others according to a statement on their website.

The agency scans social media sites for a list of words that include "dirty bomb," "hostage," "exercise," "task force," "explosion," "lockdown," "riot," "nuclear threat," "brown out," "meth lab," "cain and abel" and "brute forcing."

- Lord, make Your people aware of the information gathering processes of our government, and grant us wisdom and knowledge in our daily use of social networking sites. Grant us protection from undue intrusion into our lives.

- "For in the time of trouble, He shall hide me in His pavilion; in the secret place of His tabernacle"
[Psalm 27:5]

5. New Rules Could Complicate Race for GOP Delegates - Fox News

Look out for some wacky results in the race for delegates in the Republican presidential primaries and caucuses. There might even be a state or two where the second-place candidate gets the most delegates, starting with Tuesday's caucuses in Iowa. Read more.

- Father, the rules have been twisted to remove the rights of the American people. When we choose, we should have that choice be at the forefront. We pray that all Americans will have the wisdom to choose Your delegates in a way that does not delete their own vote, as they carefully study the rules for the primary elections in their own states. Amen.

- "Receive My instruction, and not silver, and knowledge rather than choice gold; for wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things that one may desire cannot be compared with her." [Proverbs 8:10-11]

6. Obama to ask for debt limit hike: Treasury official - Reuters

The White House plans to ask Congress by the end of the week for an increase in the government's debt ceiling to allow the United States to pay its bills on time, according to a senior Treasury Department official on Tuesday.

- When, O Lord, will we have truth and wisdom be the rule of America? Why can't we find balance amidst the continual requests for debt ceiling increase? Father, we need this issue to be handled in a proper manner so that the nation can pay its bills while working to curb runaway spending.

- "Open the gates, that the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in."
[Isaiah 26:2]

7. Iowa Pastors Urge GOP Candidates to Quit, Fearing Evangelical Split - Fox News

Two politically active pastors in Iowa's robust evangelical conservative movement said Wednesday that an effort has been under way to persuade either Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann to consider quitting the Republican presidential race and endorsing the other to avoid splintering this influential voting bloc's influence in the state's caucuses.

- Lord we ask for unity within the Republican Presidential race, so that only one candidate will arise from the choices. We pray that every voter will make the right choice, and seek Your face for this election.

- "Seek the Lord while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near." [Isaiah 55:6]

8. Nigeria Christians 'to defend churches from Boko Haram'

Nigerian Christians will have "no other option" but to defend themselves if attacks by Islamist militants continue, church leaders have said. The Christian Association of Nigeria said the Boko Haram group had declared war with its recent violence. More than 40 people were killed in attacks on churches in northern and central areas on Christmas Day.

- Lord, we thank You that this massacre has come to light in the mainline media. We pray that You will send Your angelic host to Nigeria to stand guard over the churches. We also pray for You to rout the enemy in this area, and bring their nefarious plans to nothing.

- "For behold, Your enemies, O Lord, for behold, Your enemies shall perish; all the workers of iniquity shall be scattered." [ Psalm 92:9]

The Middle East in Focus

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

" I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth." (Numbers 24:17)

1. Thousands protest ultra-Orthodox extremism - Jerusalem Post

Tensions ran high in Beit Shemesh Tuesday night as people gathered to protest against the rise of ultra- Orthodox extremism. Estimates put the number of demonstrators in the thousands.

2. Congress Frees Up $40 Million in U.S. Aid to Palestinians - Fox News

Lawmakers have freed up a little more than 20 percent of $187 million in U.S. assistance to the Palestinians that had been frozen over the Palestinian bid for U.N. membership.

3. Bunker buster bombs from US may be defective
- Jerusalem Post

Israel is seeking clarifications from the United States to ensure bunker buster bombs it recently purchased are not carrying defective fuses that could cause their premature detonation.

Saudi Arabia: No Churches Allowed

Saudi officials are cracking down on Christians again, and a spokesman for an international human rights organization says Ethiopians are the target this time.

Jonathan Racho of International Christian Concern (ICC) explains that the practice of Christianity is forbidden in Saudi Arabia, which makes it difficult for foreign Christians working in the country to worship.

"Saudi officials arrested 35 Christians," he reports. "The Christians are from Ethiopia, and they were gathering to worship at a private home."

He details why they were not at a church.

"As you know, there is no church in Saudi Arabia. There is no church building, no synagogue -- nothing is allowed, except the Islamic mosques. So, Christians who come there to work are forced to worship in their homes."

But he finds it ironic there are no churches in the country, pointing out that "Saudia Arabia is a country that builds mosques all over the world," yet no churches are allowed on home turf.

So far, no formal charges have been lodged against the Ethiopians, so the ICC spokesman is encouraging listeners to contact the Saudi embassy in Washington and request that the Christians be released. (Contributor: One News Now,

- Pray that the Lord will cause a mighty wind of His Spirit to engulf the lands of Saudi Arabia. Pray that the Lord will pour out His Spirit upon this land in these last days before His return.

- "The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness can never extinguish it."

(John 1:5) [Reported by: Intercessors for America]

TSA Screening: Not Just Airports

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer and state Sen. Michael Gianaris, both Democrats, told Homeland Security Director Janet Napolitano and TSA Administrator John Pistole in a letter that an on-site passenger advocate would help strike the right balance between security and protecting vulnerable travelers. "I appreciate the TSA's work to keep air passengers safe, but passengers should not be humiliated and degraded during their travels," Gianaris said in a statement accompanying the letter.

The Transportation Security Administration isn't just in airports anymore. TSA teams are increasingly conducting searches and screenings at train stations, subways, ferry terminals and other mass transit locations around the country.

"We are not the Airport Security Administration," said Ray Dineen, the air marshal in charge of the TSA office in Charlotte. "We take that transportation part seriously."

The TSA's 25 "viper" teams - for Visible Intermodal Prevention and Response - have run more than 9,300 unannounced checkpoints and other search operations in the last year. Department of Homeland Security officials have asked Congress for funding to add 12 more teams next year.

According to budget documents, the department spent $110 million in fiscal 2011 for "surface transportation security," including the TSA's viper program, and is asking for an additional $24 million next year. That compares with more than $5 billion for aviation security.

TSA officials argue that the random nature of the searches and the presence of armed officers serve as a deterrent and bolster public confidence.

"We have to keep terrorists on edge," said Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute at George Washington University in Washington. "We're not going to have a permanent presence everywhere."

U.S. officials note that digital files recovered from Osama bin Laden's compound in Pakistan after he was killed by U.S. Navy SEALs in May included evidence that the Al Qaeda leader had considered an attack on U.S. railways in February 2010. Over the last decade, deadly bombings have hit subways or trains in Moscow; Mumbai, India; Madrid; and London. (Contributor: MSNBC, LA Times) [Reported by: Intercessors for America]

- Give thanks that members of Congress, both in the House and in the Senate and on both sides of the aisle, are aggressively taking the TSA to task for their intrusive security policies. Pray that those in authority at the Transportation Security Agency be granted wisdom from above to strike a true balance between security procedures and the privacy of our citizens. This issue is a can of worms, requiring much prayer. Allow the Lord to lead you in your own intercession over this matter. Amen.

- "Pray without ceasing."
(I Thess. 5:17)

 Congress Investigates AARP
House Ways and Means to investigate AARP

April 1st hearing will question AARP's tax-free profits

The tax-writing Ways and Means Committee is planning a hearing to look into the "organizational structure, management, and financial growth" of AARP.

Oversight subcommittee chairman Rep. Charles Boustany (R-La.) and health subcommittee chairman Rep. Wally Herger (R-Calif.), in a joint statement, announced that they plan to investigate the retirement lobby as part of their oversight of Medicare and Medicaid. Central to their interest, according to a committee statement, is that AARP sells insurance products. The hearing is planned for April 1.

"AARP is known for being the largest and most well known seniors' organization in the country," Herger said in a statement. "But what Americans don't know is that AARP was the 4th highest spending lobbying organization between 1998 and 2010 or that the AARP brand dominates the private Medicare insurance market. This hearing is about getting to the bottom of how AARP's financial interests affect their self-stated mission of enhancing senior's quality of life. It is important to better understand how AARP's insurance business overlaps with its advocacy efforts and whether such overlap is appropriate."

Three House Republican lawmakers are asking the IRS to explain how the nonprofit seniors group AARP is able to shield hundreds of millions of dollars from tax levies even though, they say, the group is effectively in "day-to-day control" of products offered by private firms with the AARP stamp of approval.

Rep. David Reichert, R-Wash., said companies that use AARP's brand to sell everything from health insurance to hearing aids are helping the seniors' group make huge profits. All the while AARP's profits gain tax-exempt status.

"They're really trying to manage these companies to increase their revenue," said Reichert, one of the House Ways and Means Committee GOP members to sign onto a letter sent to the IRS. (POLITICO; Intercessors for America)

- Pray that the ongoing Congressional investigation will bring to light any unlawful practices of the AARP. Pray that any illegal activities be uncovered. Pray for righteous leadership in these organizations that are committed to helping those in need.

- "The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly."
(John 10:10)

Leftists To "Occupy" Iowa Caucuses

The Associated Press reports that hundreds of left-wing activists in the Occupy Wall Street movement have so little respect for the democratic process that they are vowing to disrupt campaign events and perhaps even the Iowa caucuses next week. According to the AP article, "The activists are promising to interrupt candidates at events and camp out at their Iowa campaign offices. They say they want to change the political dialogue. . ."

And what exactly is on the occupiers' minds? One Occupy Des Moines organizer rattled off a list of issues starting with -- wait for it -- campaign finance reform! That was followed by student loan debt.

As we have reported in the past, the occupiers' solution to the student debt issue is not for students to take responsibility for the loans they took out, but to put the rest of society on the hook for their obligations. Their bigger problem is the lack of jobs in Obama's economy, which is hampering their ability to pay back their loans.

Disrupting the caucuses won't be too hard for these radicals. Some of them may very well show up to vote for Ron Paul and then proceed to disrupt the rest of events. Yet another poll -- one conducted by the left-leaning firm Public Policy Polling -- found that "Paul's strength . . . depend[s] on a coalition of voters that's pretty unusual for a Republican in the state. . . Paul has a 39-12 advantage with . . . independents or Democrats." That should be a big warning to conservatives who think Ron Paul is a champion of their values. (Gary Bauer)

Iowa Caucus Prayer Guide Available Now

U.S. Reformation Prayer Network Produces Iowa Caucus Prayer Guide

The U.S. Reformation Network has released a Prayer Guide for the Iowa Primary Caucus, which will take place next week on Tuesday, January 3.

This excellent guide offers both prayer tools and information about how the caucus itself works in the State of Iowa. To access this resource -- and to stand alongside the voters and the intercessors in the State of Iowa, in prayer -- please go here.

The Good News Corner:

U.S. Navy Chaplain Preaches Jesus Christ on Christmas Eve

Normally this should not be headline news, but in light of irreverent edicts made by some holding political office these days, this is indeed a good news proclamation.

On Christmas Eve at the Marine Memorial Chapel, LT Justin Hayes, CHC, USN, representing the Grace Brethren Church, under the pressure of the shortage of Evangelical Chaplains, single-handedly and flawlessly executed his Commanding General's religious support program under the watchful eye of the Senior Chaplain, Captain Ollis Mozon, CHC, USN. Captain Mozon's duty was to supervise and make the rounds, visiting various Christmas Eve services on base.

"It's a great night to celebrate Christ's birth," LT Hayes told the packed out chapel of some 300 Marines and their wives and children. Immediately, the Marines knew this was all about Jesus Christ, as confirmed by the opening prayer when this obviously experienced chaplain led the Marines in the confession of sins in the name of Jesus Christ for a clean conscience and pure heart toward God. The newcomers learned what the regular attendees already knew--LT Hayes is culturally and spiritually relevant as a Chaplain for all people of all faiths--enlistees and officers alike. This officer is destined for success, as confirmed by the relevant content and superb delivery of his sermon. . .

The Christmas Eve Candlelight Service at this quaint chapel at the Marine Corps Base at Camp Pendleton, CA, was tremendously enhanced with Christmas Carols which were only about Christ and which were therefore truly uplifting to the Marines. This multi-talented Lieutenant also served as the worship leader, directing each song with the backing of one of the finest women's quartets ever to be found. Mrs. Becca Hayes complimented her husband's ministry in an exemplary fashion when she provided the backdrop for her husband's sermon by reading Matthew's account of the birth of Jesus Christ. This example of a Chaplain and his wife is the right model for U.S. marines and sailors today, and also for soldiers, airmen, and coast guardsmen, especially at Christmas time. (This article was submitted by Dr. Verna Linzey to Christian Newswire on December 25, 2011 and reprinted for your encouragement.) (Contributor: Christian Newswire)

- Pray for the freedom and liberty of our chaplain corps to speak God's Word without restraint. Thank the Lord for the chaplains who are courageous in proclaiming the hope and life that our Lord and Savior gives to those who will believe His Words of life!

- "And daily in the temple, and in every house, they ceased not to teach and preach Jesus Christ." (Acts 5:42)
[Reported by: Intercessors for America]

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, December 28, 2011

"And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

The Daily Brief

1. US warns Iran against closing key oil passage - Financial Tech Spotlight

The U.S. warned Iran on Wednesday it will not tolerate any disruption of traffic through the Strait of Hormuz after Iran threatened to choke off the vital Persian Gulf oil transport route if Washington imposes sanctions targeting its crude exports.'-'Iran's navy chief boasted Wednesday that it would be "very easy" for his country's forces to close the strategic Strait of Hormuz, the passage at the mouth of the Persian Gulf through which a sixth of the world's oil passes daily. It was the second such threat in two days '

B.) Iran threatens to block Strait of Hormuz oil route - BBC

Iran says it may close a vital oil-trade route if the West imposes more sanctions over its controversial nuclear programme. Vice President Mohammad Reza Rahimi warned that "not a drop of oil will pass through the Strait of Hormuz" if sanctions are widened. Iran's navy chief Admiral Habibollah Sayari later said closing the strait would be "easy".

- Father, we intercede over the threat of closing this oil route. Open the eyes of these Iranian leaders to the danger of their pride and arrogance.

- The king said, Is not this the great Babylon that I have built as the royal residence and seat of government by the might of my power and for the honor and glory of my majesty? While the words were still in the king's mouth, there fell a voice from heaven, saying, O King Nebuchadnezzar, to you it is spoken: The kingdom has departed from you.

2. Sobbing in streets as dictator Kim Jong Il's state funeral begins
- World News

Wednesday's state funeral for North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il capped more than a week of public mourning. NBC's Adrienne Mong reports.

Wailing and clutching at their hearts, tens of thousands of North Koreans lined the snowy streets of Pyongyang on Wednesday as the hearse carrying late leader Kim Jong Il's wound its way through the capital for a final farewell. Son and successor Kim Jong Un led the procession, which is part of a two-day state funeral. Kim Jong Il, who led the nation with an iron fist following his father Kim Il Sung's death in 1994, died of a heart attack Dec. 17 at age 69, according to state media. North Koreans were told he was the most famous person on earth, in a world without Hollywood or the Internet many believe it, he was a religion, a cult, a god and a king combined.

- Dear Lord, may the death of this dictator throw open wide doors for the Gospel of Jesus Christ to reach the physically and spiritually starving nation of North Korea. May all the prayers that have been lifted up during Kim Jon-il's reign of terror, now find fertile soil for Your will to be done there. Into this nation of a one million strong army, four million in reserve, nuclear power and ballistic missiles, we ask for the miracle of salvation for Kim Jong Un, Jong-il's son and successor, and that You would bring wise leadership and stability to North Korea.

- " He who is cruel troubles his own flesh. The wicked man does deceptive work...though they join forces, the wicked will not go unpunished; but the posterity of the righteous will be delivered." (Proverbs 11: 17b,18a,21)

3. Will 2012 be a record disaster year? - IOL News

From floods that crippled countries, to mega cyclones, huge blizzards, killer tornadoes to famine-inducing droughts, 2011 has been another record-breaker for bad weather. While it is too early to predict what 2012 will be like, insurers and weather prediction agencies point to a clear trend: the world's weather is becoming more extreme and more costly.

- In spite of potential predictions Lord, surely Your saints have reason to be the most joyful of all people. For though the mountains quake and fall into the sea, Your hand is ever upon us and Your eyes watch over us in loving care. May all these destructive events serve to establish Your kingdom in the hearts of those affected. May severe natural events remind us of Your words, " Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads because your redemption draws near." (Luke 21:28) Come quickly Lord Jesus!

- "The earth is the Lord's and the fulness thereof..." (Psalm 24:1) "Then He arose and rebuked the wind and the raging water. And they ceased, and there was a calm. " (Luke 8:24)

4. New Obamacare Fee Coming to Health Insurance in 2012
- Big

Starting in 2012, the government will charge a new fee to your health insurance plan for research to find out which drugs, medical procedures, tests and treatments work best. But what will Americans do with the answers? The goal of the research, part of a little-known provision of President Barack Obama's health care law, is to answer such basic questions as whether that new prescription drug advertised on TV really works better than an old generic costing much less.

- Lord, we commit Obamacare into Your Hands. We pray for the days in late March when the Supreme Court will consider arguments concerning the Constitutionality of this legislation. Move the court to strike this bill down. Raise up independent, not government controlled, researchers to seek out supplements that bring genuine healing. May Your people increasingly embrace, in whole hearted child-like faith, the complete healing promised in Your Word, and may our vigor and wellness be a testimony to the nations.

- " He sent His Word and healed them and delivered them from their destructions."
(Psalm 107:20) "Bless the Lord... Who heals all your diseases. " (Psalm 103: 2,3) " who Himself bore our sins in His own body on the whose stripes you were healed." (1 Peter 2:24)

5. Some Call for HBO Boycott in Wake of Bill Maher's Derisive Tweet About Tim Tebow
- Fox News

Maher, who hosts the long-running HBO show "Real Time With Bill Maher," wrote a message on his Twitter account after the Broncos lost to the Buffalo Bills on Saturday. "Wow, Jesus just f**ked #TimTebow bad! And on Xmas Eve! Somewhere ... Satan is tebowing, saying to Hitler "Hey, Buffalo's killing them." Tebow tweeted after the game: "Tough game today but what's most important is being able to celebrate the birth of our Savior, Jesus Christ. Merry Christmas everyone GB2." (GB2 is a phrase Tebow has made popular that means "God Bless + Go Broncos," according to his official website.)

- Dear Lord, we ask You to forgive Bill Maher for his blasphemous remarks because he does not realize the serious consequences of what he is saying. We loose the Holy Spirit to deal with his heart and lead him to salvation and new life in Jesus Christ. Thank You for our brother Tebow's great boldness as a witness for You before the whole world, strengthen him to continue to stand as godly example.

- " not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that we were called to this, that we may inherit a blessing. He who would love life and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips from speaking deceit. Let him turn away from evil and do good. Let him seek peace and pursue it." (1 Peter 3: 9- 11)

The Middle East in Focus

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

" I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth." (Numbers 24:17)

1. Cyprus confirms gas find, sparking Turkey tensions - BBC

President Dimitris Christofias said exploratory drilling had revealed a field containing between 5 and 8 trillion cubic feet of natural gas under the Mediterranean Sea. US firm, Noble energy, has been drilling at the field which is next to a larger Israeli discovery. The find may provoke tension with Turkey, which opposes any drilling.

2. Israel strikes Gaza Strip for second time in hours, IDF says
- Haaretz

A statement by the IDF Spokesman's Office said that the second strike targeted a global Jihad terror cell in the northern Strip that was planning to attack the western part of Israel's border with Egypt. The IDF identified the two operatives targeted in the second strike as Rami Daud Jaber Kaferana, a global Jihad operative from the Gaza town of Jebalia and Hazzam Muhammad Saadi al-Shaker, a global Jihad man from the town of Beit Hanun.

3. Egypt Salafists against improving ties with Israel
- Jerusalem Post

Egypt's leading Salafi movement on Sunday clarified the party's stance on diplomatic relations with Israel, saying that it would oppose an improvement in ties between the two countries.

The Daily Jot

White House Foreign Policy: laying the foundation of the antichrist

The White House used every opportunity in 2011 to downplay any mention that the man who occupies the Oval Office is a Muslim. He keeps saying that he is a Christian, but never truly describes Jesus Christ as the Son of God--which would be blasphemy according to the Koran.

He also has said that there is more than one way to heaven  [Masonic Cult Philosophy](March 27, 2008). Jesus said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me." This is central doctrine to Christianity. Whether he claims to be a Christian, however, is truly found in his actions as Jesus also said in Matthew 7:20, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them." This is key concerning his foreign policy regarding Islam.

Obama's foreign policy has changed the direction of America as much as, if not more than, his domestic policies. From his Chief of Staff's comments in early 2009 to Israeli leaders that America's opposition to Iran's nuclear program would be tied to Israel's progress in peace talks with Palestinians to embracing the terrorist-sponsoring Muslim Brotherhood as a foreign policy partner, the president's foreign policy has given Islam an unprecedented leg up in the Middle East. His policies have strengthened Islam in most every nation in the region. Swiftly abandoning Iraq has led to Iran immediately ramping up its influence there. There are virtually no Christian churches left in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The [Moslem] Brotherhood, whose goal is to establish Sharia law globally, has gained tremendous strength in Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, and Yemen. It is solidifying its strength in Israel as Hamas, one of the Muslim Brotherhood's terrorist arms, is considering joining with longtime rival, the Palestinian Authority. As Americans we need to understand that the Palestinian Authority is also made up of terrorists, just not the same ilk as Hamas. The [Moslem] Brotherhood's strategy, even in America, is to divide and conquer using diverse Islamic groups, then unite them under Sharia Law. AP reports that the head of Hamas in Gaza describes Hamas as the "jihadi movement of the Brotherhood with a Palestinian face."

AP reports that Egypt's [Moslem] Brotherhood is facilitating reconciliation of Hamas and the Palestinian Authority's terrorist arm, Fatah. This would not be possible without the White House empowering the Muslim Brotherhood. Christian and Muslim eschatologists know that Islamic nations will come against Israel in the end times. They differ on the outcome. [Moslem] leaders, such as Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad believe it is their duty to "usher in" the end times. A real Christian president would not knowingly try to strengthen Islam toward this end. Obama has been Islam's escort. He has remade American foreign policy and has advanced the prophecy clock by laying the foundation of the antichrist.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

US Commission on Religious Freedom Reauthorized

Once thought lost, the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom wins reauthorization in Congress

After four months of struggle, Congress approved the reauthorization of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, hours before the commission was set to shut down. The House approved the final reauthorization of USCIRF by a voice vote Friday, December 16, in a bill that will reduce the commission's budget and remove most of the current commissioners.
The 13-year-old commission, which monitors abuses of religious freedom abroad, seemed bound for the dustbin after Sen. Richard Durbin, D-Ill., one of the top Democrats in the Senate, placed a secret hold on the House-passed legislation reauthorizing USCIRF.

The House had passed the reauthorization almost unanimously in September, but Durbin kept his hold on the bill until recently, when he added an amendment limiting terms of the commissioners. On Tuesday night, the Senate quickly passed the bill by unanimous consent. On Wednesday morning, a Senate Foreign Relations Committee staffer urged religious freedom advocates to press the House for "swift passage," after the Senate had sat on the legislation for months.

Rep. Frank Wolf, R-Va., who co-wrote the International Religious Freedom Act in 1998 that created the commission as well as the current legislation reauthorizing it, was angered with Durbin's last-minute change to the bill, calling it akin to "blackmail" (see "Senate says yes," Dec. 15). Because the commission was about to expire, the House was essentially forced to accept Durbin's amendment. The new bill authorizes USCIRF until 2014. (Source: WORLD Magazine)

Read more.

- We offer a chorus of praise for this breakthrough, and we ask our Lord to cause our governing authorities to continue to actively pursue support of religious freedom worldwide. Amen.

- "Let every thing that hath breath praise the Lord. Praise ye the Lord!"
(Psalm 150:6)

Worship with Us Today!

"As the Deer . . ."

"You alone are my strength, my shield. To you alone will my spirit yield."

Worship Him in the Beauty of His Holiness . . .

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, December 27, 2011

News for Prayer!

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Goals of the Stealth Jihadists
•  The Cost Of ObamaCare: Job Creation
•  FRC Publishes 2012 Presidential Voter Guide
•  A Special Message to All our Partners
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, December 27, 2011

"And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." (Isaiah 9:6)

The Daily Brief

1. GOP Candidates Making Final Dash Through Iowa
- AP;

Ahead of the Jan. 3 caucuses that officially begin the GOP's nominating calendar, the candidates were returning for a final rush of speeches, meet-and-greet stops and town hall-style meetings. And they are bracing for one last round of advertising, which most observers are expecting to be nasty.

"There's really three primaries going on here," former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania told reporters in Adel, where he went hunting for pheasant and quail. "There's the libertarian primary, which Ron Paul is going to win. Then you've got the moderate primary, which Gingrich and Romney are scrumming for. And you've got three folks who are running as strong conservatives."

- The Iowa Primary, as the first of many in this election year, will set the tone for all the rest to come. Please make this election a major point in your own prayers, asking that the voters in Iowa each be granted "wisdom from above" as they go to the polls next week. Pray!

- "If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him." (James 1:5)

2. Rick Perry's Campaign to File Lawsuit to Get on Virginia Primary Ballot - Fox News

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign announced Tuesday it will file a lawsuit in an attempt to get on the ballot for Virginia's Republican presidential primary. Perry failed to qualify for the ballot after the Republican Party of Virginia said his campaign had not filed the required 10,000 signatures.

Newt Gingrich also failed to qualify for the primary, which is to be held on Super Tuesday, March 6. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Texas Rep. Ron Paul were the only candidates to make the ballot. (Read more.)

- Clearly, after what happened this weekend in Virginia, it is imperative that we each bathe each election this year in prayer. Pray!

- "The effectual, fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much."
(James 5:16)

3. Largest protest since collapse of Soviet Union rocks Russia -

Russia's leadership was forced to defend its legitimacy yesterday after about 100,000 demonstrators rallied in central Moscow to demand democratic reform and fair elections in the largest wave of popular dissent since the fall of the Soviet Union.

- Lord, a multitude of the people of Russia are not satisfied, as well as a multitude all over the world. We lift up those in Russia today and are praying that multitudes would come to the true healer, Jesus. We pray for Your people in Russia that they would have God appointments to minister to the multitudes who need You.

We pray for godly leadership to arise in Russia. We pray that the spirit of truth from the Holy Spirit would move greatly in Russia. We pray that those with unclean spirits be healed or removed from power. We pray for people to turn to the Lord and for freedom in the Lord to arise in Russia. In the name of Jesus, who brings true freedom we pray. Amen.

- . . and a great multitude of people. . . came to hear Him and be healed of their diseases "as well as those who were tormented with unclean spirits. And they were healed. And the whole multitude sought to touch Him. . . (Luke 6: 17)

4. US earmarks $235 million for Israel's defense systems
- Ynet News

The Unites States has announced it will allocate $235 million for the development of safeguards against rockets and missiles that could be launched towards Israel by Hezbollah and Iran.

- Lord, we thank You for the support the United States has given to Israel and pray that it will continue. We pray for wisdom for the use of the funds and in the development of safeguards against rockets and missiles. Lord, we also pray for the veil to be removed from the eyes of Israel's people, that their way may be made perfect, that they would know their Messiah, who is their ultimate shield and protector and in whose name we pray. Amen.

- "As for God, His way is perfect; the word of the Lord is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him."
(2 Samuel 22:31)

5. U.N. condemns Damascus bombs, expresses grave concern
- Reuters

The United Nations expressed grave concern about twin suicide car bombings in Damascus and condemned the attacks that killed 44 people and lent a grim new face to the uprising in Syria.

- Lord, we pray for those innocent people that have been affected by these bombings. We pray also that You would turn what is meant for evil to do good, as You can so well turn tragic events.

Lord, these are indeed events that nations are concerned about. We know that You, Lord Jesus, will rule all nations so we pray "Let Your kingdom come and let Your will be done" in Syria and in all the nations of the earth. We thank You that You are King of Kings and Lord of Lords. We pray in Your name, Jesus, and thank You for coming to earth. Amen.

- "She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne." (Revelation 12:5)

6. Nuke expert: Time to attack Iran - Ynet News

A former special adviser on Iran policy to the Obama Administration said that a US-perpetrated strike on the Islamic Republic is the "least bad" option in dealing with its nuclear threat.

- Lord, we pray that you would grant Your wisdom to our leadership in dealing with Iran's nuclear threat. The very best option is using our spiritual weapons of prayer, so we come before You to intercede for all those dealing with nuclear threats and we ask for protection.

Lord, have mercy and prevent nuclear attacks. We ask that terror activities be exposed and dealt with using Your wisdom. Let godly council arise and be received in leadership. May Your strategies be used. There have been battles won without use of weapons when people followed Your instruction. We ask for those strategies to be made clear in the name of Jesus. Amen.

- "For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled."
(2 Corinthians 10:4)

- "See then that you walk circumspectly, not as fools but as wise, redeeming the time, because the days are evil. Therefore do no be unwise, but understand what the will of the Lord is."
(Ephesians 5: 15-17)

7. Iranian Lawmaker: 'These War Games Are a Warning to the Western Countries'

Iranian state and semi-official media lined up behind the regime this week in a show of nationalistic pride as Iran's navy began 10 days of war games designed to showcase its "regional dominance" and display its ability to shut off the crucial Strait of Hormuz if threatened. Read more.

- As the Iranians begin to ramp up their tension in the Persian Gulf, pray that the Prince of Peace would move to calm their hearts. Pray, too, that no other nation overreacts to their display of supposed military prowess. Pray.

- " . . . if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven." (Matthew 18:19)

8. Nigerians Fear More Attacks After Muslim Terrorists Kill 35 Catholics at Christmas Mass - AP

Worshippers at the Nigerian Catholic church where a terror attack killed 35 people on Christmas Day say they fear Islamic militants will target more churches. A radical Muslim sect known as Boko Haram claimed responsibility for the attacks Sunday across the country. The group previously targeted police and military, but has expanded its aim in recent months.
- Only God can comfort those who grieve. We thank Him for that comfort tonight. This is another example of the work of the "religion of peace." May these terrorists be located and quickly brought to justice. In Jesus' Name, amen.

- "Thou shalt not kill."
(Exodus 20:13)

9. Ancient Seal Found in Jerusalem Linked to Ritual - Fox News; AP

Archaeologists say the seal was likely used by Temple officials approving an object for ritual use -- oil, perhaps, or an animal intended for sacrifice. Materials used by Temple priests had to meet stringent purity guidelines stipulated in detail in the Jewish legal text known as the Mishna, which also mention the use of seals as tokens by pilgrims. Read more.

- Lord God, we praise You that on Christmas Day, this discovery was revealed, bringing solid evidence that the Temple stood in ancient times, and that this land -- the City of David, and Israel -- belongs to the Jew. We thank you that, once again, incontrovertible scientific evidence is coming forth that proves the validity of Your Word. Let the nations take note, and let them behold Your Glory. Amen.

- Nevertheless the solid foundation of God stands, having this seal: "The Lord knows those who are His," and, "Let everyone who names the name of Christ depart from iniquity." (2 Timothy 2:19)

The Middle East in Focus

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

" I shall see him, but not now: I shall behold him, but not nigh: there shall come a Star out of Jacob, and a Sceptre shall rise out of Israel, and shall smite the corners of Moab, and destroy all the children of Sheth." (Numbers 24:17)

1. 'PLO might revoke recognition of Israel' - Ynet News

As Fatah and Hamas promote their reconciliation efforts and as signs indicating that the Islamic Jihad may be warming up to the idea of joining the Palestine Liberation Organization become more evident, the Palestinian Authority seems to be taking a harsher stand vis-a-vis Israel.

2. Muslim Brotherhood: Hamas is our role model
- Ynet News

Gaza's Hamas premier was in Egypt Monday on his first trip outside the blockaded territory since the Islamists overran it in 2007, saying his meeting with his Islamic ideological mentors threatens Israel.

3. Israeli city braces for 10,000-strong protest against exclusion of women
- Ha'aretz

More than 10,000 people are expected at a rally in Beit Shemesh on Tuesday to protest the exclusion of women as well as violence against girls and women by Haredi extremists. The rally will begin at 6 P.M., near the Orot girl's school.

4. Netanyahu: Israel will not negotiate with Palestinians should Hamas join government - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented Sunday on the recent moves by Fatah and Hamas to set up a unity government, saying that Israel would not negotiate with the Palestinians should such a government be established.

The Goals of the Stealth Jihadists

By Steve Emerson, Executive Director

The Investigative Project on Terrorism

The immediate goal of the stealth jihadists, dominated primarily by the extensive but secret Muslim Brotherhood infrastructure in the US today, is to erase any specific reference to the threat of "radical Islam" in government, law enforcement, and popular culture while demonizing critics of radical Islam as "racist." In fact, the term "radical Islam" has been banned from being uttered or printed in any government counter-terrorist conference or strategy paper by the White House, the Department of Homeland Security, the State Department, the FBI and other federal agencies.

The major studios in Hollywood have refrained from making films using Islamic terrorists as villains, even submitting their scripts ahead of time to a radical Islamist group. The elite media from MSNBC to The New York Times disseminate pure propaganda on behalf of the scores of Muslim Brotherhood front groups operating in the U.S. since 1963. The Muslim Brotherhood in the US is implementing a covert agenda to destroy the US from "within," to and manipulate US policies and opinion by infiltrating and penetrating every institution of society.

In a strategy memorialized in a mass of secret Muslim Brotherhood documents written in 1991, but which where only discovered by the FBI in 2004, the Muslim Brotherhood spells out its strategy in the US in remarkably clear language: To carry out a "civilizational-jihad" and to destroy our culture and even establish Muslim control of the US in an unprecedented detailed set of documents, probably the most important national security discovery since the days of Alger Hiss.

[To learn more about the work of The Investigative Project on Terrorism, go here.]

The Cost Of ObamaCare: Job Creation

Andrew Puzder admits he is not an expert on healthcare policy. But this CEO who employs more than 20,000 people knows a thing or two about job creation. Puzder just published an op-ed warning that job creation would be one of the biggest costs of ObamaCare. Here is an excerpt:
"Our company, CKE Restaurants Inc., employs about 21,000 people (our franchisees employ 49,000 more) in Carl's Jr. and Hardee's restaurants. For months, we have been working with Mercer Health & Benefits LLC, our health-care consultant, to identify Obamacare's potential financial impact on CKE. Mercer estimated that when the law is fully implemented our health-care costs will increase about $18 million a year . . . a 150 percent increase from the roughly $12 million we spent last year. . .

"To offset higher health-care expenses, we will have to cut spending on new restaurant construction, one of our largest discretionary spending areas. But building new restaurants is how we create jobs. An $18 million increase in our costs would more than consume the $8.8 million we spent on new restaurant construction last year, leaving nothing for growth. We will also need to reduce our general capital spending, which also creates jobs and allows us to improve our infrastructure and maintain our business. In summary, our ability to create new jobs could vanish."

A link to Puzder's full column can be found on our website. (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day)

FRC Publishes 2012 Presidential Voter Guide

[The following is a quote, in part, from Tony Perkins, President, Family Research Council.]

Dear Friends,

The first contests in the race for the Republican nomination are just around the corner. To better inform you, we looked beyond the rhetoric to the candidates' actual records on the issues important to families.

This voter guide outlines candidate stances on issues that are important to the family. We researched the candidates' statements and votes on the ten issues that best give voters an understanding on if the candidates match your values. . .

Download the free guide and be sure to share this resource with your friends and family before the 2012 primary season begins next month.

A values voter is an informed voter.

Tony Perkins, President Family Research Council

A Special Message to All our Partners

From Sara Ballenger, President
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

. . . well . . . three messages, actually!

First: Christmas Cards!!

The GOOD NEWS is that there are now SO MANY OF YOU out there, we are now being inundated with wonderful messages here of season's greetings, both online and by regular mail.


The OTHER NEWS is that, due to the high volume of messages received, we will not be able to write a personal card or note in return. Please accept this message of gratitude, instead. Bless you!!

Second, our New Year's Greeting!

As we are now winding down from our Christmas celebrations, we prepare our hearts for the New Year: 2012. Clearly, the year ahead will be like none we have seen before . . . and we will need to stand strong in the unity of the Spirit and the bond of Peace to make it through together.
Our prayer for each one of us is that we would find the depth of the Father's love for us, so that we know that we know that we know, no matter what, He WILL keep us under the shadow of His wing, and He will see us through the turbulent days that surely lie ahead.

And third . . . thank you for your support!

As this year draws to a close, we want to thank you again for your faithful support to our work. Without your help, we would not be here; but with your help, we will carry on.

We thank you for considering Capitol Hill Prayer Partners as part your own year-end giving plan, and we thank you especially for your prayers for our ministry team. God bless you all!
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The Good News Corner:

"God Is with Us"

"Blessed is the Lord God of Israel, for He has visited and redeemed His people."
(Luke 1:68)

Immanuel: God is with us-God came to us. What a staggering thought. It is really the essence of the Christian faith and the Christian life. All other religious ideologies essentially tell you that you must do something: Do this, and you will find inner peace. . . . Do this, and you will reach nirvana. . . . Do this, and maybe you will make it to heaven. But Christianity says it is done-done for you at the Cross, paid for by the blood of Jesus Christ.

Being a Christian is not merely following a creed; it is having Christ Himself live in you and through you, giving you the strength to be the man or woman He has called you to be. Jesus said, "Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:20) and "I will never leave you nor forsake you" (Hebrews 13:5).

The message of Christmas is God with us. That is important to know, especially during those times when we are going through great difficulty. The psalmist said, "If I take the wings of the morning, and dwell in the uttermost parts of the sea, even there Your hand shall lead me, and Your right hand shall hold me" (Psalm 139:9-10). It is great to know that God is with you wherever you go.

The Bible never teaches that we will have problem-free lives as followers of Christ. But the Bible does teach that we never will be alone. And because of that, we don't have to be afraid. As Ray Stedman said, "The chief mark of the Christian ought to be the absence of fear and the presence of joy."

That is the message that this sin-sick world needs to hear: Immanuel-God is with us.

Greg Laurie

Worship with Us Today!

"There is a River"

"There is a river whose streams make glad the city of our God. (x4)
So I will rejoice. I will rejoice and be glad. (x4)
There is a fountain full of grace, and it flows from Emmanuel's veins.
You came and You healed me. You came and refreshed me.
You came and washed my sin away.
So I will rejoice, I will rejoice and be glad."