Tuesday, December 6, 2011

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, December 6, 2011

"It is time for You to act, O LORD, For they have regarded Your law as void." (Psalm 119:126)

The Daily Brief

1. Iran threatening to cut Hamas funds, arms supply if it flees Syria - Ha'aretz

Iran had applied intense pressure to Hamas in an effort to persuade it not to leave Damascus, threatening even to cut off funds to the organization if it did so, Palestinian sources have told Haaretz.

- Lord, we are praying for the cutting off of funds to all terrorist groups and regimes including Iran. We know this is a huge prayer but You are the God Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. Nothing is impossible with You. We know Your judgment will come. All we can do is watch and petition you about things we see that are of danger. We again ask for wisdom for leadership dealing with Iran.

- Come, I will show you the judgment in store for the great harlot who sits by the waters of the deep. The kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the earth's inhabitants have grown drunk on the wine of her lewdness.
(Revelation 17: 1-2)

2. Export ban will lead to sharp hike in oil prices, Iran warns
- Gulf News

Iran's foreign ministry warned yesterday that the global price of crude oil would more than double if sanctions were imposed to block oil exports from the country.

- Lord, we know You are our ultimate provider, and You know our energy needs. We ask You for the provision that is needed. There is much oil in Your creation. We ask that provision be brought forth from people who follow Your ways. Help us to walk in the power that You have given us. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen

- The rock flowed with oil. (We don't know the type of oil but You, Lord, are our provider.)
(Job 29:6)

3. A.)Russian election monitors complain of state harassment
- UK Guardian

Members of Russia's only independent election monitoring group have told the Guardian they are being harassed and intimidated by state security officials in the runup to Sunday's parliamentary elections.

B.)Putin's party clings to reduced majority in Russia
- Reuters

Vladimir Putin's ruling party clung to a much reduced majority in parliament on Monday after an election that showed growing weariness with the man who has dominated Russia for more than a decade and plans to return to the presidency next year.

- Lord, we pray for an increased shifting in the leadership in Russia to Your kingdom and Your ways. May the prayers of Your people - and the people You have in Russia, bring about a godly change. Lord, we are praying for the leadership of Russia for justice and for the protection of Your people. We pray protection for people who are standing for change in the right direction, and who will follow Your ways. We pray for corruption to be exposed and for more people to pray and take righteous action.

- When a man can suffer injustice and endure hardship through his awareness of God's presence, this is the work of grace in him. (1 Peter 2:20)

4. Syria: fall of Bashar al-Assad will bring war to Middle East, warns Iraq
- UK Telegraph

Iraq has raised renewed fears that the Middle East will be engulfed by sectarian bloodshed if Syria's President Bashar al-Assad is deposed as the country falls into civil war.

- Lord, many of us believe there is bloodshed coming in the Middle East. An Israel spokesman last week said the situation is very serious for possible war in that region. The protests against governments - and now even in the United States, is a huge sign to us of the said conditions of this world. Lord, we ask for your wisdom and guidance on what and how to pray continually. We pray for godly leadership in governments, and we pray for Your justice. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen

- The heavens were opened, as as I looked on, a white horse appeared: its rider was called "The Faithful and True." Justice is his standard in passing judgment and in waging war...Out of his mouth came a sharp sword for striking down the nations. He will shepherd them with an iron rod; it is he who will tread out in the winepress the blazing wrath of God the Almighty.. " A name was written on the part of the cloak that covered his thigh: "king of kings and Lord of lords." (Revelation 19: 11 & 15, 16.)

5. U.S. official says no sign Iran shot down drone - Reuters

Iranian media reported on Sunday that their country's military had shot down a U.S. reconnaissance drone in eastern Iran, but a U.S. official said there was no indication the aircraft had been shot down.

- Lord, we do not know the truth of this drone situation - but You do. We pray that leadership would only make right decisions - guided by the Holy Spirit, as to any more response to this incident. In the name of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

- "I am the way, and the truth, and the life." (John 14:6)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Establish Your word unto Your servant, who is devoted to Your fear. Turn away my reproach which I fear: for Your judgments are good." (Psalm 119:40)

1. Regional threats too strong to ignore signs of war
- Jerusalem Post

There are too many signals to ignore the possibility that war might be looming on the horizon.

2. Lebanon files UN complaint over Israel's rocket response - Jerusalem Post

Lebanon filed a complaint in the United Nations against Israel Monday for its retaliation to Katyusha rockets fired into Israel late last month, Lebanese newspaper the Daily Star reported.

3. Former top IDF officer: Israel will have to take military action against Gaza terror - Ha'aretz

Israel's neglect of terrorist activity in the Gaza Strip will eventually necessitate significant military action in the coastal enclave, a former top Israel Defense Forces officer said on Monday.

4. Netanyahu calls for early Likud primaries, rejects party criticism
- Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu officially announced Monday that he intends on moving up the Likud primaries to January 31.

The Daily Jot

The little known prophecy of Egypt and its helpers

America has taken a distinctive course from supporting Israel to legitimizing Islamism through democratic elections. While the stated US policy still remains supportive of Israel, America's actions have accelerated toward boosting the enemies of Israel in both stature and credibility. The most noticeable public action of this Administration's departure from traditional foreign policy was and is its support of the Muslim Brotherhood as exemplified in Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is the worldwide Islamic organization calling for a revived Caliphate and the establishment of global Sharia law. It is the father of many terrorist organizations and the uniter and cooperator of both Shia and Sunni sects of Islam.

It defies logic that this Administration would support an organization that is dedicated to establishing an antithetical system to that of the US Constitution. The Muslim Brotherhood has declared its intentions to take over America through a grand "Civilization Jihad" to destroy the US from within. Nevertheless, the US has assisted the Muslim Brotherhood in its takeover of Egypt. The Muslim Brotherhood is represented strongly by Huma Abedin, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's most trusted confidant and chief of staff. Abedin's mother and brother are among the leadership of the Muslim Brotherhood. Muslim Brotherhood operatives are scattered throughout this Administration.

Ezekiel 30 prophesies about the fate of Egypt and those who help it. The Lord tells us that Egypt will fall. The reason this prophecy in Chapter 30 is important is found in verse 3, "For the day is near, even the day of the Lord is near, a cloudy day; it shall be the time of the heathen." Verse 6 says, "Thus saith the Lord; They also that uphold Egypt shall fall." Verse 8 says, "And they shall know that I am the Lord, when I have set a fire in Egypt, and when all her helpers shall be destroyed." Throughout this chapter, the Lord says that he will strengthen the king of Babylon. Less than a generation after this prophecy, Cyrus completed the Persian conquest of Babylon and the Persian Empire solidified its rule.

We can learn from both the historic and future properties of prophesy. Persia ruled over Babylon. Currently, when the US withdraws from Iraq, Iran (formerly Persia) is poised to make yet another play on Babylon. Egypt has already fallen into the hands of the extreme Islamists thanks to US-assisted democratic elections. Ezekiel 30 speaks of a time when the day of the Lord is near. It prophesies that those who help Egypt will be destroyed. As we discern the very days in which we live, we must be vigilant to understand what our nation is doing and how it relates to even the most overlooked prophecy. There are tremendous prophetic warnings that our leaders are on a course toward destruction. People of God must stand.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Tomorrow: Pearl Harbor Attacked

December 7. 1941 -- the Attack on Pearl Harbor

We will not publish a Good News report today or tomorrow, choosing instead to bow our heads and to remember one of the worst days in American history: December 7, 1941.

Join us now in remembering and in honoring those who lost their lives in that horrible attack . . . on that horrible day.

To view this video, go here.

As watchmen on the wall, we say: NEVER AGAIN will we be taken by surprise by an enemy attack but instead, we will keep our watch . . . together.

[Tomorrow: Part Two of our tribute to those who sacrificed their lives on that tragic, tragic day.]

Worship with Us Today!

Bring the Rain . . .

Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.
(James 1:12)

Yes, bring the rain, Lord . . . bring the rain . . .