Thursday, January 5, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief Thursday, January 5, 2012

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The Daily Brief Thursday, January 5, 2012

"And of the increase of His government and peace, there shall be no end." (Isaiah 9:7)

 The Daily Brief

1.Iran plans more military drills in Gulf amid tensions with U.S. - Haaretz

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi said on Wednesday that Iran planned to hold more military exercises after a 10-day drill in the Persian Gulf raised tensions with the United States. "The maneuver of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards would be held soon," the ISNA news agency quoted Vahidi as saying after the weekly cabinet meeting. He gave no further details.

B.) EU reaches agreement to ban imports of Iranian oil - Haaretz

The agreement, news of which sent crude oil prices higher, followed talks in the last days of December between EU envoys, diplomats said. Objections to the idea, notably from Greece, were dropped during the talks, they said.

- Father, continue to direct the decisions regarding sanctions against Iran. We pray the pressure being placed on Iran- with this European oil embargo- will cause Iran to respond with a willingness to cooperate and change their ways.

-" A wicked man hardeneth his face: but as for the upright, he directeth his way. There is no wisdom nor understanding nor counsel against the Lord. The horse is prepared against the day of battle: but safety is of the Lord." (Proverbs 21:29-31)

2. S. Korea, US to boost guard against North attack - Yahoo News

South Korea and the United States will soon sign a new plan on countering any North Korean attacks, Seoul said Wednesday, amid international wariness over the abrupt leadership transition in Pyongyang. "We believe there remains a possibility of provocations by the North during the power succession to Kim Jong-Un," deputy defence minister Lim Kwan-Bin told reporters. The ministry said the South Korean military, in response to any attack, would ensure "the enemy threat, the source of the provocation and its supporting forces are completely removed".

- Father, we pray for wisdom and guidance on this new plan on countering any North Korean attacks. May our leaders be wary and wise as serpents, and innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves.

- "Behold, I am sending you out like sheep in the midst of wolves; be wary and wise as serpents, and be innocent (harmless, guileless, and without falsity) as doves." (Matthew 10:16)

3. Dozens killed, more than 100 missing in landslide at Philippines gold mine - Telegraph

The landslip struck a remote mountain community near Pantukan town on Mindanao island in the Philippines, and an army unit was digging out buried houses and bodies using shovels and other hand tools, civil defence chief Benito Ramos told AFP. Pantukan and nearby Monkayo town have drawn thousands of gold prospectors for years, and the largely unregulated mining activities have triggered a series of deadly accidents.

- Father, we pray for those who have lost their loved ones in this deadly accident. Send workers into this "field" to bring the gospel of good news to this area. We pray the comfort of the Holy Spirit to these people, In Jesus Name.

- "Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Spirit."
(Romans 15:13)

4.Obama defies Congress with 'recess' picks - Washington Times

Pushing the limits of his recess appointment powers, President Obama on Wednesday bypassed the Senate to install three members of the National Labor Relations Board and a director for the controversial new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau - moves Republicans said amounted to unconstitutional power grabs. Mr. Obama said the appointments, which he previewed during a campaign-style speech in Ohio, were necessary because Senate Republicans have blocked him at every turn. But in making the move, he rejected three precedents, including two in which he played a part, that would have blocked the appointments.

B.) A Blatant, Frontal Assault on the Constitutional Separation of Powers - Red State

Thus, despite the fact that the Senate isn't even dragging its feet on these appointments, and despite the fact that the Senate has been adamant that it is not in recess, Obama has arrogated to himself the power to declare the Senate in recess for them and short circuit the entire Constitutional process for Senate confirmation of Constitutional officers.

- Father, another "czar" appointed by subterfuge and under the radar of Congress? We ask that a legal challenge be brought immediately against these appointments.

- "For they do not speak peace, but they devise deceitful matters against those who are quiet in the land." (Psalm 35:20)

5. After Receiving Bailout, GM May Move Volt Production to China - The Blaze

Although it happened back in September, 2011, it appears many American taxpayers are unaware that General Motors struck a deal in Shanghai wherein the company has agreed to develop an electric vehicle (EV) platform with its longtime Chinese partner SAIC. What else was included in this deal? GM has agreed to effectively move all future EV development to China. It could also mean that production of the vehicle itself will be moved overseas.

- Father, we pray corporations would choose to keep manufacturing and production inside the United States, which would help the economy and employment needs.

- "Their minds are focused on their greed."
(2 Peter 2:14b) God's Word Translation

6. Swine flu virus may be spreading between people - Cbc

The announcement comes after a number of warnings concerning the H3N2 virus by U.S. authorities in recent months. The virus is a variant of the swine flu virus H3N2.

- Father, we pray protection against this virus. You are our refuge and fortress.

- "Surely He will deliver thee from the snares of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence."
(Psalm 91:3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

" For I am the LORD, I do not change . . ."
(Malachi 3:6a)

1. In final leg of vote, Egypt's Islamists eye majority - Reuters

The Islamist Muslim Brotherhood looks set for a dominant role in Egypt's first free parliament in decades and is promising rivals a role in writing a new constitution as military generals face growing pressure to hand power to civilians. Egyptians voted for a second day on Wednesday in the final stage of the lower-house election, the first free legislative vote since army officers overthrew the monarchy in 1952.

2. Iran fumes as Pentagon shrugs off threats
- ICEJ News

Iranian Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi, said the presence of forces from beyond the region in the Persian Gulf is not needed and is harmful. Deputy chief of Iran's forces, Masoud Jazayeri, agreed, declaring that "the United States must leave the region." US officials have issued several statements brushing off the Iranian saber-rattling, with the White House issuing a statement that the white-hot rhetoric merely indicating Iran's "weakness."

That statement was hotly disputed on Wednesday by Iran's parliamentary national security and foreign policy commission chief Aladdin Borujerdi, who fumed that the U.S. description of Iran being weak "is a completely illogical stance."

"There's an anticipation that it might lead to an escalation of military activity in the region, but we think this is overplayed," said Gareth Lewis-Davies, energy strategist at BNP Paribas in London.

3. Assad releases hundreds of prisoners
- ICEJ News

Syrian state TV announced on Thursday that security forces loyal to the regime of president Bashar Assad have released 552 political/security prisoners "who were involved in recent events (but) whose hands were not stained with blood." Last week a release of 755 prisoners was announced, but opposition groups say the releases are a tiny fraction of the number of people who have been detained in the 10-month revolt and that the regime intends to re-arrest many of those released as soon as Arab League monitors have left the country.

The Daily Jot

Tax money to support abortion must be stopped

The federal government gave the abortion industry's largest baby killing organization some $487,400,000 in the fiscal year ending 2011. This, according to the annual report of Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA). PPFA says it performed 329,445 abortions from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. The report also brags that the organization sent $1.6 million in grants to 48 partner organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean, "enabling the delivery of reproductive health care to more than 655,000 women and adolescents." Read between the lines: your tax money is not only wiping out a generation of Americans, but also evangelizing this death worldwide.

There is more. PPFA says of the nationalized healthcare law: "Thanks to Planned Parenthood's tireless efforts in the face of staunch opposition, the new law expands care to millions of women and protects women's access to essential reproductive care." In other words, the healthcare bill that the man who occupies the Oval Office signed into law will enable abortions--something the president said would not happen. PPFA claims that abortion is only three percent of its services and that there is no federal money that directly subsidizes abortion. Things like contraception (35% of the budget) and STD testing and treatment (38% of the budget) are where the tax money is spent.

If not for your contribution through taxes to PFPA, it would be a shell of an organization. All the services provided by PPFA are seamlessly integrated to promote the ultimate end game--abortion. In 2005, I attended a closed briefing by PPFA for Congressional staffers. PPFA representatives explained that federal money is not used for abortions, but rather for infrastructure, brick and mortar and contraception, education, STD testing. But without federal funding, PPFA would not be able to exist (you and I fund 46.5% of its budget). Additionally, I have interviewed former PPFA employees who say that PPFA educates to promote sex, hands out low strength birth control, and councils to encourage abortions.
There are many Bible verses about life, choosing life, the Lord knowing and forming babies in the womb. They are all used by Christians who speak about abolishing abortion. But a verse that shivers me to the soul is Jeremiah 2:34, "Also in thy skirts is found the blood of the souls of the poor innocents; I have not found it by secret search, but upon all these." America is guilty and shameless for these acts of infanticide when even our own Declaration of Independence confirms all Americans' right to life. People wonder why our nation is facing such political and economic upheaval--for one of the reasons just look at the Planned Parenthood annual report. It's time we stop this by turning our word into deed.
Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner:

Major Religious Liberty Victory in Washington DC

Rev. Patrick J. Mahoney (December 27, 2011)

This episode clearly shows that the faith community must fight attacks directed toward the First Amendment and religious liberty and be a loud, prophetic voice for justice and free speech.

(Washington, DC)-The Capitol Police General Counsel told Rev. Mahoney, Director of the Christian Defense Coalition, that he would face arrest and fines if he read the story from the Bible or displayed the Nativity Scene.

On Thursday, December 22, at 12:00 P.M. Rev. Mahoney and Kris Keating, Director of Hillside Missions, read the Christmas Story from the Gospels in spite of the threat of arrest or fines.

The Capitol Police backed down on their threats and no arrests were made, no fines issued and no disruption of the Scripture reading or prayer service occurred.

The Christian Defense Coalition applauds the Capitol Police for doing the right thing and allowing free speech and religious expression to be celebrated on the lawn of the United States Capitol Building.

This episode clearly shows that the faith community must fight attacks directed toward the First Amendment and religious liberty and be a loud, prophetic voice for justice and free speech.

Simply stated, it is important to stand up against "bullies" when they try to crush free speech and religious liberty and ensure that every American is allowed to express their faith tradition in the public square free from government intimidation or oppression.
(Source: The Christian Defense Coalition)

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