Thursday, January 19, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Thursday, January 19, 2012

News for Prayer!

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  Iran Threatens Oil and U.S. Targets
•  Emergency Prayrer Alert: YEMEN
•  Obama Says No To Canada's Oil
•  Sunday is the March for Life
•  70 Years Ago: the Wannsee Conference
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Thursday, January 19, 2012

"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believes in him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3:16)

The Daily Brief

1. SOPA on life support after web protests, White House and GOP rebellion - Politico

Controversial anti-piracy legislation, already on life support in the House, is now in serious doubt in the Senate, where the confluence of a Republican rump rebellion, White House concerns and a Wednesday blackout by Wikipedia, Mozilla and other big-name websites is enough to give some senators second thoughts.

- Thank You Lord that many Congressional members are re-thinking their SOPA and PIPA sponsorships. We ask that You protect America from allowing an internet "kill switch" in the hands of those who do not operate in wisdom.

- "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked rule, the people mourn." [Proverbs 29:2]

2. a). IMF seeks $600 bln in new funds, G20 to discuss - Reuters

The IMF is seeking to more than double its war chest by raising $600 billion in new resources to help countries deal with the fallout of the euro zone debt crisis, but the plan faces roadblocks from the United States and other countries.

b). House Votes Against Debt Ceiling Increase - Fox News

The House of Representatives voted Wednesday to reject a request by President Obama to raise the debt ceiling -- a largely symbolic vote, since the Senate is expected to allow the debt ceiling hike. Read more.

- Lord in these difficult economic times, both the IMF and our government seem bent on continually raising their intake rather than learning how to limit it. We pray for wisdom, for restraint, for balance in financial matters across the board.

- "O you simple, understand wisdom: and you fools, be of an understanding heart." [Proverbs 8:5]

3. Rick Perry Drops Out of Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich - Fox News

Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race Thursday and endorsed Newt Gingrich, a move that comes just two days before the South Carolina Republican primary. Read more.

- Thank You Lord, that Gov. Perry has been given wisdom so that the pool of candidates can start to coalesce. We continually ask that Your choice come to the forefront, that any choices that are not Yours be removed from this competition.

- "For God shall bring every work into judgment, with evey secret thing, whether it be good, or whether it be evil." [Ecclesiates 12:14]

4. 84 percent of Americans disapprove of job Congress is doing - ABC News

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll shows that a record 84 percent of Americans disapprove of the job Congress is doing, with almost two-thirds saying they "disapprove strongly." Just 13 percent of Americans approve of how things are going after the 112th Congress's first year of action, solidifying an unprecedented level of public disgust that has both sides worried about their positions less than 10 months before voters decide their fates.

- Lord our nation is polarized and disunity is rampant. Americans are angry with Congress on both sides of the aisle. We ask that Congress heed the voices of the people, and we pray for righteous men and women of integrity to be elected to office this year so that we may return to the foundations of our nation.

- "Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety."
[Proverbs 11:14]

5. Widespread snowstorm wallops Pacific Northwest - Fox News

A winter storm that packed winds of 100 mph and dumped more than a foot of snow in the Pacific Northwest could soon give way to another threat: warmer weather and the potential for flooding.

- Father we thank You for the water-bearing snow that is blanketing the Pacific Northwest at this time. We were in danger of drought, but now have a reprieve. We ask that You cover the region with mercy so that flooding will not be the threat that scientists predict.

- "Have you entered into the treasuries of the snow? Or have you seen the treasuries of the hail, which I have reserved against the time of trouble, against the day of battle and war?"
[Job 38:22-23]

6. The Earth is Groaning - Unknown sound phenomena occurring 2011 - CHPP

For your prayerful attention:

If you have not yet heard about this phenomenon, you may want to check out this video, and the many others that are featured alongside this onel

Even though this video was produced in 2011, we are reporting this news to you today,as there has been a marked increase of these reports in the past two weeks of this year: since January 11th. FYI, for prayer.

- "We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time." (Romans 8:22)

7. BREAKING! Iran's Al Qods calls for Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait to hit oil and US targets
- Reuters

In the past 48 hours, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey have alerted Washington to intelligence reports of Iranian Al Qods Brigades operatives heading their way for attacks on oil installations and American targets. The alert was accompanied by a query about how the US intended to respond to the approaching menace.

- Father we bind the power of the enemy over that region, and dispel every plan for sabotage against oil installations and American interests. We send forth Your holy angels to protect and fight against the forces of darkness.

- "But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me one and twenty days: but Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me;"
[Daniel 10:13]

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Not unto us, O LORD, not unto us, but unto Your name give glory, for Your mercy, and for Your truth's sake. Why should the nations say, Where is their God? But our God is in the heavens. He has done whatever He has pleased." (Psalm 115:1-3)

1. EU delegates: Palestine Liberation Organization should return to Jerusalem - Ha'aretz

A report by European Union delegates in Jerusalem and Ramallah is calling for the reinstatement of the Palestine Liberation Organization and for the advancement of Palestinian Authority policies in East Jerusalem.

2. UN: Gaza blockade -- collective punishment - Ynet News

The United Nations' submitted its annual report on the humanitarian situation in the Palestinian territories on Wednesday, painting a grim picture that includes food insecurity, isolation, violence and failing health and education services -- all courtesy of the Israeli "occupation."

3. U.S. rejects Israeli assessment that Iran sanctions are ineffective - Ha'aretz

A senior U.S. official said Wednesday that Iran sanctions are effective, contrasting a recent statement by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the current sanctions imposed on the Islamic Republic are insufficient to curb its nuclear program.

Iran Threatens Oil and U.S. Targets

Iran's Al Qods calls for Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Kuwait to hit oil and US targets

In the past 48 hours, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and Turkey have alerted Washington to intelligence reports of Iranian Al Qods Brigades operatives heading their way for attacks on oil installations and American targets. The alert was accompanied by a query about how the US intended to respond to the approaching menace.

Intelligence and counter-terrorism sources say the information relayed to Washington was more detailed and specific than the customary tip-off.

Tuesday, Jan. 17, a US spokesman accused Tehran of deepening its involvement in the Syrian conflict. For the second time in a week, Washington disclosed that Al Qods commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani had visited Damascus recently, confirming Iranian arms shipments for ensuring President Bashar Assad's victory over the uprising against him.

Intelligence sources report that another part of Soleimani's Damascus mission was to synchronize the Al Qods cells' strikes across the Middle East - in Turkey, Lebanon, Gaza and Sinai - with the tempo of Assad's crackdown on protest. He also dealt with setting up terrorist attacks against Israeli targets. A US spokesman said: "We are confident that he was received at the highest levels of the Syrian government, including by President Assad."

Four months ago, in October 2011, the US accused Soleimani of a hatching a conspiracy to assassinate the Saudi ambassador in Washington. Tuesday night, the Turkish Security General Directorate-EGM put all the country's 81 districts on guard for the expected arrival of Al Qods operatives to stir up mass unrest against the Erdogan government and attack the US embassy and provincial consulates-general. Their arrival, said the EGM notice, would be coordinated with the infiltration of Hezbollah terrorist teams to Turkey.

Intelligence sources in Ankara believe Tehran is kicking off its first round of Middle East terrorist operations in Turkey as punishment for consenting to the installation of a US radar station on its soil for the NATO shield against incoming Iranian missile attacks, in defiance of Iran's warnings. The Erdogan government is also being penalized for actively supporting Syrian resistance to the Assad regime, especially the Free Syrian Army-SFA. When Iranian parliament speaker Ali Larijani visited Ankara Jan. 12, he delivered a last warning to the Turkish government to desist from both steps, although the visit was officially billed as focusing on the resumption of nuclear negotiations between Iran and the five powers plus Germany. Larijani's talks clearly ended in disagreement, judging by his parting shot: "We've got our ways of doing things."

A senior counter-terrorism source said on Wednesday, Jan. 18 that the Iranians are setting Turkey up as an example to show the US and their Middle East antagonists what they can expect when Tehran lets the Al Qods Brigades loose against them. According to the information relayed to Washington by Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, Al Qods has been placed on the ready for action, such as blowing up oil fields, oil pipelines and oil export terminals. Some of its cells are already present among the two countries' Shiite populations in the guise of longtime Saudi and Kuwaiti nationals of Iranian descent; others to be dropped by sea on the Saudi and Kuwaiti coasts.

A report in the Turkish media states that according to Turkish intelligence, it is likely that a cell of the Quds Unit of Iran's Revolutionary Guard is planning to break into the U.S. Embassy or one of its consulates. The intelligence further stated that the cell is planning on staying at a five-star hotel in the city in which the attack is being planned, cautioning forces to focus on foreigners residing in those hotels.

(Debkafile) Read more


SUMMARY: A group of about 200 al-Qaeda terrorists has taken control of Rada, a city just 130 kilometers south of Yemen's capital. Opposition leaders have accused President Saleh of allowing al-Qaeda to advance in order to convince the public that he should remain in office. Saleh is supposed to step down in February.

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (a terrorist group affiliated with al-Qaeda) seized the Yemeni city of Rada on January 16, 2012. Though the militants have controlled a number of towns in the south, this is the closest they have come to the capital of Sana'a. According to "The Australian," "Many sleeper cells of the terror network are thought to be located" in this area.

In response to protests, President Ali Abdullah Saleh agreed to step down from office when elections are held in February. However, some believe he is now allowing al-Qaeda to advance in order to remain in office.

When the terrorists took control of Rada, they released hundreds of inmates from the jail. Some were already loyal to al-Qaeda and others chose to join them.

According to ABC News, "Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula now controls seven population centers in Southern Yemen."


- the Lord to accomplish His plans and purposes in this nation. Ask the Lord to raise up leaders who will govern with integrity and in the fear of the Lord. (Daniel 2:21)

- al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula to be defeated. Pray for the salvation of leaders and members. (I Timothy 2:1-4)

- the people of Yemen to be set free from the bondage of Islam. Pray for the Lord to open their hearts and minds so they will know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. (II Corinthians 4:3,4)

- this time of unrest to become an open door for the Gospel. Pray for Yemenis to be receptive to the Good News of Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:16)

- men, women, and children to put their faith in Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord. (Romans 10:13)

- our Father to draw Yeminis by His Spirit to His dear Son. (John 6:44)

- the Kingdom of God to come to Yemen with miracles, signs, wonders, dreams, and visions.
[The Australian, ABC News] [Source: WIN PRAYER ALERT]

Obama Says No To Canada's Oil

(Posted on Wednesday, January 18, 2012)

In a stunning development today, Obama once again rejected the Keystone XL pipeline. The pipeline would have transported crude oil from the Canadian tar sands to refineries along the Gulf Coast. It would have provided more oil from a friendly ally while reducing America's dependence on imported oil from hostile regimes like Venezuela or those in the Middle East.

Today's decision is inexplicable. It defies common sense and the recommendation of Obama's own jobs council! Consider this excerpt from the 2011 year-end report issued by Obama's Council on Jobs and Competitiveness:

"Additionally, policies that facilitate the safe, thoughtful and timely development of pipeline, transmission and distribution projects are necessary to facilitate the delivery of America's fuel and electricity and maintain the reliability of our nation's energy system."

Last month a bi-partisan majority in Congress passed legislation demanding a decision on the pipeline within 60 days. Congress took this unusual step because the Obama White House said it would wait until after the 2012 elections to make a decision. The administration now claims it is denying approval because it can't make an informed decision in 60 days. But according to the Wall Street Journal, "The U.S. government has been reviewing the 1,700-mile Keystone XL pipeline since 2008."

So this project has been under government review for four years -- that's 1,460 days -- and Obama still can't give us an answer? We developed the atomic bomb in less time. We built the Empire State Building in less time. The Hoover Dam took less than five years to build.

But Obama just can't bring himself to approve a pipeline that would provide America with oil from Canada and create tens of thousands of jobs in the process -- even when his own advisors recommend it. He rejects the one really "shovel ready" project on his desk while spending billions on failed alternative energy companies.

Why would Obama do this? Because the radical environmentalist movement has made the Keystone pipeline a litmus test issue. They have drawn a "line in the sand" on the use of "dirty" tar sands oil.

But the oil will be used. The pipeline will be built -- going west, instead of south, to load the oil on Chinese tankers. China desperately wants it. In fact, the Chinese are already aggressively buying up interests in Canada's tar sands and Prime Minister Harper is headed to China next month. According to Canadian news reports, "A decision by U.S. President Barack Obama to delay approval for a major pipeline expansion through the country led to Harper talk about finding other customers for Canadian oil."

By the way, petroleum analysts are warning that 2012 could be "the most painful year at the pump that we have ever seen."

My friends, let me remind you what Obama's former National Security Advisor, Gen. Jim Jones, said last month about the failure of this administration to develop a serious energy policy:

"If we get to the point where we cannot bring ourselves to do what is in our national interest, then we are clearly in a period of decline . . . A nation that fails to secure the energy its citizens and its economic engine need to keep functioning leaves itself vulnerable to external contingencies in a dangerous and uncertain world and to the whims of foreign leaders and other actors who may not always have its interests at heart." (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; Wed., Jan. 18, 2012)

Sunday is the March for Life

. . . and News from Operation Outcry

Wherever you are on January 22, 2012, we urge you to join with others in repenting to our Lord for yourself, our churches, and for America for the shedding of innocent blood on a vast scale. As we mourn the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton, we urge you to join with other prolife groups who publicly mourn the passage of the law.

We will do an Operation Outcry press conference on January 20, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. The title is "Are Women Better Off Under Roe v. Wade and Doe v. Bolton? No!!" (Click here to read the full press release.) You can join us if you are in D.C. then.
Please pray for us and all of the women of Operation Outcry who will be speaking out across the country of how abortion hurts women.

While in Washington, D.C., we will also be co-sponsoring the Youth for Life Rally, marching near the head of the March for Life, and strategizing and coordinating future plans with other pro-life leaders. If you could make a contribution to support these extra expenses right now, it would help us a lot.

Finally, here are my video reflections on the 39th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Doe v. Bolton, and the Word of God. I discuss the history of Operation Outcry (which you may not have heard before) and our foundational scripture. I discuss the three major court cases influenced by Operation Outcry women's testimony. I discuss where I think we will be by 2013. I hope you enjoy it. It is not too long. I would appreciate your feedback or sharing with others, if you feel it is helpful.

In Him,

Allan E. Parker
The Justice Foundation

70 Years Ago: the Wannsee Conference

11 Million: Remembering Wannsee

German Christians mark the 70th Anniversary of the 'Final Solution' at Yad Vashem
11 million. That was the number of Jews sentenced to death a brief 90-minute lunch meeting at a beautiful lakeside villa near Berlin 70 years ago. Over the course of the next two days the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem will be hosting a high-ranking delegation of German and Austrian Christian leaders for a series of events marking the 70th anniversary of the Wannsee Conference, the infamous meeting of Nazi officials which decided upon the "Final Solution of the Jewish Question."

Held on January 20, 1942 and attended by 15 high-ranking Nazi bureaucrats, the Wannsee Conference set in motion the implementation of a plan to for the systematic, industrial murder of all the Jews within Germany's reach in Europe and north-west Africa.

The fate of 11 million Jews, followed by a glass of Cognac.

It is important that we remember that the Nazi officials who deliberated at Villa Wannsee over their ghastly plans for exterminating European Jewry were all well-educated, with at least half of them holding doctorate degrees. Some were also the sons of Protestant ministers, yet not one of them raised any moral objections to this heinous plot. (To see a list of the names of those officials, go here.)

[To learn more about the conference hosted this weekend by ICEJ, go here.]

German Christian leaders have come to Jerusalem to deliver a critical message to the world that the abhorrent evil of Nazism represented by the Wannsee Conference must never be allowed to rise again.

Please remember this important event in your prayers and consider making your tax-deductible donation to support our ongoing work. In Christ,

Dr. Juergen Buehler
ICEJ Executive Director

The Good News Corner:

ISRAEL: There She Stands

"Not one of all the LORD's good promises to Israel failed; every one was fulfilled." (Joshua 21:45)

[With thanks to our friends at the Unity Coalition for Israel for calling this wonderful tribute to our attention!]

Worship with Us Today!

"House of God Forever"  Jon Foreman

"I will raise them up at the last day." (John 6:40)