Tuesday, February 21, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Daily Jot
•  ALERT!!!!!
•  About Those Gas Prices
•  Obama and "Social Justice"
•  Interpol Enforcing Sharia Law
•  The American Prayer Initiative 2012
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, February 21, 2012

"And this gospel of the kingdom shall be preached in all the world for a witness unto all nations; and then shall the end come." (Matthew 24:14)

 The Daily Brief

1. Eurozone Approves $170 Billion Bailout for Greece - Fox News

After more than 12 hours of talks, the countries that use the euro reached an agreement early Tuesday to hand Greece euro130 billion ($170 billion) in additional bailout loans to save it from a potentially disastrous default next month.

The deal is expected to bring Greece's debt down to 120.5 percent of gross domestic product by 2020 -- that's around the maximum that the International Monetary Fund and the eurozone consider sustainable.

The euro surged as the news of a deal broke early Tuesday. The accord should take some pressure off the 17-country currency union that has been battling a serious debt crisis for two years. Read more.

- The international banking cartel is breathing a great sigh of relief over this news today, but the structure of the world's economy nevertheless remains quite fragile. Traditionally, the Greek mindset is one that says that man can solve problems by himself, and has given rise to secular humanism in our day.

Offer praise that the merciful Hand of God has moved over the nation of Greece, sparing its people from disaster. May our Lord use this crisis to break through this mindset of humanism, that men may know that it is God, and God alone, who provides for our every need. In His Name, amen.

- "All kings will bow down to him and all nations will serve him. For he will deliver the needy who cry out, the afflicted who have no one to help."
(Psalm 72:11,12)

2. FBI caves to Islamists, pulls 'offensive' Muslim material - The Investigative Project on Terrorism

It was revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with various Islamist and militant Arabic groups. The FBI told them that it had removed more than 1,000 presentations on Islam from FBI offices that were deemed "offensive.

- Lord, forgive FBI Director Mueller and have mercy on us. We pray this Muslim material will come forth and be exposed. We pray that he has a change of heart. Bring people into his path to confront him with truth. We pray for boldness to arise in Your people to stand for Your kingdom against Muslim influences. We pray You would destroy the plans of these Islamist and militant Arabic groups. Awake, you who sleep, arise from the dead. Let Your light come, Lord. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- And have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather expose them...But all things that are exposed are made manifest by the light, for whatever makes manifest is light. Therefore He says: "Awake, you who sleep, Arise from the dead, And Christ will give you light." (Ephesians 5: 11-14)

PLEASE NOTE: For further details on this news article, please scroll down this page.

3. Will U.S. give Russia energy-rich Alaskan islands?- WorldNetDaily

Obama's State Department is giving away seven strategic, resource-laden Alaskan islands to the Russians. Yes, to the Putin regime in the Kremlin. The seven endangered islands in the Arctic Ocean and Bering Sea include one the size of Rhode Island and Delaware combined, not to mention tens of thousands of square miles of oil-rich seabeds surrounding the islands.

- Lord, we pray for protection of these Alaskan islands and that any plan to give them to Russia be stopped. Guide and give favor to any leaders who are working to stop a transfer of U.S. lands or energy. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- Save now, I pray, O Lord; O Lord, I pray, send now prosperity. (Psalm 118:25)

4. Washington's legacy skewed to fit liberal agenda - The Foundry

Washington's good name and great legacy are now shamelessly invoked to justify positions that he would never have envisaged. In a Time Magazine special edition on George Washington currently in newsstands, historian Joseph Ellis matter-of-factly remarks: "He began the political tradition that produced a Union victory in the Civil War, the Federal Reserve Board, Social Security, Medicare and, more recently, Obamacare.

- Lord, we see the father of lies, Satan, at work in distorting history and truth. May Your people arise with the standard of truth and take a stand against such falsehood. Lord, forgive us for allowing these falsehoods, and empower us to know what to pray and do. Lord, we pray for increased discernment to know how to deal with the deceiving spirits guiding people. Jesus, You are the Way, the Truth, and the Light - and in Your name we ask that You invade our media. Amen.

- For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. (Ephesians 6:12)

5. Jobless file disability claims to keep checks coming - The New York Post

With their unemployment-insurance checks running out, some of the country's long-term jobless are scrambling to fill the gap by filing claims for mental illness and other disabilities with Social Security - a surge that hobbles taxpayers and making the employment rate look healthier than it should as these people drop out of the job statistics.

- Lord, may people in this country come to have hope in You, instead of the government for their provision. May there be a change of minds and hearts; that hope arises in them for a manifestation of provision in their lives. Send them many opportunities for income. In the name of Jesus. Amen.

- For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)

6. Feds OK Shell's oil-spill plan for Arctic offshore drilling - USA Today

Shell Oil cleared one of the last remaining hurdles to Arctic offshore drilling Friday as the federal government said it has approved the company's oil spill response plan for the Chukchi Sea.

- Lord, we thank you for responsible oil-spill plans. We pray that the oil will be used for Godly and not evil purposes. We pray we will become a righteous nation and have wealth and riches restored. We pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

- Blessed is the man who fears the Lord, who delights greatly in His commandments. His descendants will be mighty on the earth; The generations of the upright will be blessed. Wealth and riches will be in his house, and his righteousness endures forever. (Psalm 112 1-3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"I will extol You, my God, O King, and I will bless Your name forever and ever. Every day I will bless You, and I will praise Your name forever and ever. Great is the LORD, and greatly to be praised, and His greatness is unsearchable."
(Psalm 145:1-3)

1. White House: Netanyahu, Obama to meet in Washington on March 5 - Ha'aretz

Moslem loving Hussein Obama will host a meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Washington on March 5, the White House said on Monday, a session that will likely center on the West's efforts to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions.

2. Barak: We'll do what we need to do - Jerusalem Post

As more and more US officials publicly call on Israel not to attack Iran at this time, Defense Minister Ehud Barak emerged from a two-hour meeting Monday with visiting US National Security Adviser Tom Donilon saying sovereign nations act based on their own perception of their interests.

3. Israel under pressure from all sides - Ynet News

Israel is facing enormous pressure to refrain from staging a surprise strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, a senior Israeli official said Monday.

4. IAF looking for second stealth fighter squadron - Jerusalem Post

The Israel Air Force is moving forward with plans to purchase a second squadron of F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and hopes to be able to place the order in the coming year and after resolving the standoff with the Treasury over the defense budget.

The Daily Jot

Is Obama Christian or Not? Why does it matter?

Hats off to Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum for bringing a national discussion on whether the man who occupies the Oval Office is Christian. Santorum said that the president's policies were based on "some phony theology. Not on a theology based on the Bible." Santorum clarified that he was speaking about the president's views on environmentalism and climate change. Santorum said, "In the Christian church there are a lot of different stripes of Christianity. If the president says he's a Christian, he's a Christian." The mainstream news media is having a fit that after all these years, someone would dare question Obama's faith. In reality, Santorum is making a good point.

Yeshua (Jesus) said in Matthew 7:20-23, "Wherefore by their fruits ye shall know them. Not every one that says unto me Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that does the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? And in thy name have cast out devils? And in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." He also said in John 14:6, "I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man comes unto the Father, but by me." Here there are two fundamental doctrines of Christianity--only one way to the Father; we will know them by their actions.

Both former President George W Bush and the current president have said that there is more than one way to heaven. This is a rejection of the central doctrine of Christianity. If they truly believe that, the Jesus they serve is not Yeshua Ha Mashiach--the Christ of the Bible. Another indicator is their deeds. Running up debt by spending someone else's money and redistributing wealth is covetousness. Promoting homosexuality over marriage, supporting abortion, aiding and abetting Islam, remaining silent as the human rights of others are violated through slavery and persecution--are all indicators of the Christian walk--or not.

Franklin Graham, of Samaritan's Purse ministry, underscored this very thing during an appearance on MSNBC's Morning Joe. He said of the president, "Islam sees him as a son of Islam because his father was a Moslem, his grandfather was a Moslem, great grandfather was a Moslem and so under Islamic law, the Moslem world sees Hussein Obama as a Moslem."

Graham continued, "I can't say categorically [that he is not a Moslem] because Islam has gotten a free pass under Hussein Obama...he seems more concerned about them than the Christians being murdered in the Moslem countries." Despite the outrage this has stirred, actions speak louder than words. With America drifting away from its traditional values, this is a good national debate to have before an election.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson
Islamist Lobbies Washington War on Arab and Muslim Liberals

A note from Steve Emerson, President, The Investigative Project on Terrorism

Please take the time to read this very important story [below] written by a courageous Egyptian liberal intellectual about the Islamist and Moslem Brotherhood lobbies in Washington and the Obama Administration's secret collaboration with these pro-terrorist, anti-Western, anti-women, anti-American and anti-Semitic organizations. This is one of the most important articles I have read in years.

It was just revealed two days ago that FBI Director Mueller secretly met on February 8 at FBI headquarters with a coalition of groups including various Islamist and militant Arabic groups who in the past have defended Hamas and Hizballah and have also issued blatantly anti-Semitic statements. At this meeting, the FBI revealed that it had removed more than 1000 presentations and curricula on Islam from FBI offices around the country that was deemed "offensive." The FBI did not reveal what criteria was used to determine why material was considered "offensive" but knowledgeable law enforcement sources have told the IPT that it was these radical groups who made that determination. Moreover, numerous FBI agents have confirmed that from now on, FBI headquarters has banned all FBI offices from inviting any counter-terrorist specialists who are considered "anti-Islam" by Moslem Brotherhood front groups.

The February 8 FBI meeting was the culmination of a series of unpublicized directives issued in the last three months by top FBI officials to all its field offices to immediately recall and withdraw any presentation or curricula on Islam throughout the entire FBI. In fact, according to informed sources and undisclosed documents, the FBI directive was instigated by radical Muslim groups in the US who had repeatedly met with top officials of the Obama Administration to complain, among other things, that the mere usage of the term of "radical Islam" in FBI curricula was "offensive" and 'racist." And thus, directives went out by Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Mueller to censor all such material. Included in the material destroyed or removed by the FBI and the DOJ were powerpoints and articles that defined jihad as "holy war" or presentations that portrayed the Moslem Brotherhood as an organization bent on taking over the world-a major tenant that the Muslim Brotherhood has publicly stated for decades.

During the next several months, the IPT will be releasing a series of major investigative reports revealing the secret infiltration by and collaboration with radical Islamic organizations by the Obama administration that has spread to the National Security Council, the Dept of Justice, the FBI, the Dept of Homeland Security, the CIA and the State Department as well as local law enforcement.

Islamist Lobbies Washington War on Arab and Muslim Liberals

The most dramatic oppression of the region's civil societies and the Arab Spring is not by means of weapons, or in the Middle East. It is not led by Gaddafi, Mubarak, Bin Ali, Saleh, or Assad. It is led by the powerful Islamist lobbies in Washington DC. People may find my words curious if not provocative. But my arguments are sharp and well understood by many Arab and middle eastern liberals and freedom fighters. Indeed, we in the region, who are struggling for real democracy, not for the one time election type of democracy have been asking ourselves since January 2011 as the winds of Arab spring started blowing, why isn't the West in general and the United States Administration in particular clearly and forcefully supporting our civil societies and particularly the secular democrats of the region? Why were the bureaucracies in Washington and in Brussels partnering with Islamists in the region and not with their natural allies the democracy promoting political forces?

Months into the Arab Spring, we realized that the Western powers, and the Obama Administration have put their support behind the new authoritarians, those who are claiming they will be brought to power via the votes of the people. Well, it is not quite so.

The Muslim Brotherhood, the Islamic Nahda of Tunisia, the Justice Party of Morocco and the Islamist militias in Libya's Transitional National Council have been systematically supported by Washington at the expense of real liberal and secular forces. We saw day by day how the White House guided carefully the statements and the actions of the US and the State Department followed through to give all the chances to the Islamists and almost no chances to the secular and revolutionary youth. We will come back to detail these diplomatic and financial maneuvers which are giving victory to the fundamentalists while the seculars and progressives are going to be smashed by the forthcoming regimes.

In the US, there are interests that determine foreign policy. And there are lobbies that put pressure to get their objectives met in foreign policy. One of the most powerful lobbies in America under the Obama Administration is the Muslim Brotherhood greater lobby, which has been in action for many years. This lobby has secured many operatives inside the Administration and has been successful in directing US policy towards the Arab world. Among leading advisors sympathetic to the Ikhwan is Daliah Mogahed (Mujahid) and her associate, Georgetown Professor John Esposito. Just as shocking, there is also a pro-Iranian lobby that has been influencing US policy towards Iran and Hezbollah in the region. . . .
(Article written by Essam Abdallah)

Read more.

- First of all, give praise for the boldness of Mr. Abdallah to bring forth TRUTH from darkness, and to EXPOSE their works behind closed doors. Pray for his protection.

Next, bind the spirit of python that would block couner- terrorism officials from speaking at the FBI (and elsewhere), so that others might be warned of the true agenda of Islam and Sharia law.
Finally, make this issue a matter of continual prayer before our Lord. The enemy is at the gate; stand in repentance for our national sin, and thank our Lord for His mercy upon our land. Pray!

- "May all who gloat over my distress be put to shame and confusion; may all who exalt themselves over me be clothed with shame and disgrace."
(Psalm 35:26)

How High Can They Go?

Gas prices are soaring once again. The Associated Press reports, "The average price for a gallon of gas rose to $3.52 on Thursday, up 14 cents from the previous month." This is the earliest that gas prices have crossed the $3.50 threshold. When gas prices spiked to record highs in 2008, they didn't reach $3.50 a gallon until April.

This price spike is happening weeks before refineries shut down for routine maintenance, which includes the transition to less polluting but more expensive fuel blends for the summer driving season, when demand peaks. In other words, many analysts are predicting gas prices will reach $4.00 a gallon nationally in a few months and perhaps go as high as $5.00 a gallon in some areas.

Despite the Hussein Obama recession, gas prices have nearly doubled on his watch. When Obama took office, the price of a gallon of gas was $1.89. (Bush's fault?) Now it's above $3.50 a gallon and headed higher. Remember: one of the first things the Obama administration did -- literally within days of taking office -- was to cancel scores of drilling leases.

In response to rising gas prices, House Republicans passed legislation yesterday that would expand offshore drilling, allow more exploration in Alaska and authorize construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Eighty-nine percent of House Republicans voted for the bill, while 86% of House Democrats opposed it.

Did you hear anything about that on the news last night? Probably not, because it does not fit Obama's narrative of a do-nothing Congress. The fact is, House Republicans have done a lot. The part of Congress that is doing nothing is the Democrat Senate led by Harry Reid. In fact, Reid's Senate has failed to pass a budget for three years now! (Gary Bauer; End-of-Day; 2/17/12)

Obama, Religious Freedom and "Social Justice"

To Hussein Obama religion and democracy are secondary to "social justice.(except when it come to the Moslem)" What is social justice? Social justice is whatever a liberal wants to accomplish at any given moment. In the case of Obama Care, social justice is making sure every woman of child bearing age in the United States can have sex without the "burden" of children. During his 2008 campaign for the presidency, Obama actually said about his two daughters, "I don't want them punished with a baby." Faced with an absolute prohibition in the Constitution to government intervention in the affairs of the Church, Obama ordered churches to supply contraceptives and even the "morning after" abortion bill. In his mind, as in the minds of virtually all liberals, babies are a preventable disease. Liberals have a self-loathing of humanity. (William Murray, Religious Freedom Coalition)

Interpol Enforcing Sharia Law

This is a staggering and scary story. Apparently the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol) caused the arrest of Saudi newspaper columnist Hamza Kashgari in Malaysia. His reported crime, committing blasphemy in Saudi Arabia. He was deported back to the Saudi kingdom to almost certain death. A Malaysian police spokesman verified that: "This arrest was part of an Interpol operation which the Malaysian police were a part of. He will be put to death for the following tweet: "I have loved things about you and I have hated things about you. There is a lot I don't understand about you - I will not pray for you."

Hussein Obama has granted Interpol permission to operate in the United States with immunity, although they do not have arrest authority as yet. (William Murray, Religious Freedom Coalition)

The American Prayer Initiative 2012

We were recently introduced to this exciting new prayer strategy, calling our nation back to its founding principles, by means of a simple, daily prayer.

Please see our Good News section, below, for further details . . .
Praise God!!

The Good News Corner:

The American Prayer Initiative 2012

The Mayflower sailed through uncharted waters to an unknown land ~ a land that was claimed "for the glory of God &..the Christian faith".

(The Mayflower Compact ~ November 11, 1620)

Today, America is on uncharted waters, having strayed far off course. With these prayers, we reclaim America's roots & founding principles.


When the Constitutional Convention came to an impasse in Philadelphia in June of 1787, Benjamin Franklin proclaimed, "We have been assured, Sir, in the sacred writings that 'except the Lord build the house, they labor in vain that build it'". The impasse was broken by prayer, and The Constitution was completed and ratified.

Over the past decades, American Constitutional roots and freedoms have been unraveling. Therefore . . .

A prayer strategy was developed to help draw this culture and this nation back to the One upon whom she was founded, asking for His aid in re-building our land on the Biblically based Constitutional freedoms established by our founders.

Except the Lord re-build the house, they labor in vain that re-build it.

The Strategy: For Americans to turn to God in prayer for their country every day of the month for the months leading up to the November 6, 2012 elections.

~ One prayer each day of the month, repeated every month until November 6, 2012 ~

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"It is impossible to govern the world without God and the Bible." - George Washington

"Our Constitution was made for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate for the government of any other." - John Adams

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"Your Great Name"

Natalie Grant

Lost are saved; find their way;
at the sound of your great name
All condemned; feel no shame,
at the sound of your great name
Every fear; has no place;
at the sound of your great name
The enemy; he has to leave;
at the sound of Your great name