Wednesday, March 7, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  Today's Legislative Focus
•  Sharia Alert
•  In U.S. -- Jewish Sites Targeted
•  Purim Message #1
•  Purim Message #2
•  Purim Message #3
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Special Edition: HONORING PURIM

Haman recounted to Zeresh his wife and all his friends everything that had happened to him. Then his wise men and Zeresh his wife said to him, "If Mordecai, before whom you have begun to fall, is of Jewish origin, you will not overcome him, but will surely fall before him." (Esther 6:13)

The Daily Brief

1. Obama mulls giving Moscow data on missile defense - Reuters

The Obama administration disclosed on Tuesday that it is considering sharing some classified U.S. data as part of an effort to allay Russian concerns about a controversial antimissile shield. Republicans who control the panel will back legislation that would bar the administration from transferring classified missile defense technology to Russia as part of any negotiations or for any other purpose, a congressional staff member said.

- O God, we pray the security of our nation will be wisely protected by the leaders of our nation! We pray that those who confer with our enemies and undermine the safety of the U.S. would be exposed and stopped, in Jesus Name.

- " Show Your marvelous loving kindness by Your right hand, O You who save those who trust in You from those who rise up against them." (Psalm 17:7)

2. Super Tuesday results: 'We keep coming back,' Rick Santorum says
- Politico

Rick Santorum pocketed victories in Oklahoma and Tennessee on Super Tuesday but narrowly lost Ohio to Mitt Romney.

- Lord of heaven and earth, stretch forth Your hand into the choice of Presidential candidates that will be presented to Your people, and to this nation in November. You are not stymied by all the media and talking heads, or controlled by the aspirations of man. We ask You to open the eyes of the American public to discern with godly wisdom concerning the candidates, and to stand up for righteousness now. Bring forth a victory this November for the candidate who loves You best!! Because of Jesus' great sacrifice, we pray in His name.

- " Righteousness exalts a nation, but sin is a reproach to any people." (Prov. 10:34)

3. Santorum backers pressuring Gingrich to bow out of presidential race

- Fox News

Rick Santorum's supporters, the morning after their candidate pulled out three Super Tuesday victories, began to apply serious pressure to Newt Gingrich to bow out of the presidential race -- arguing the former speaker is standing in the way of a fair fight between Santorum and Mitt Romney. Read more.

- As the "playing field" of candidates for the Republican nominee in this election continues to be winnowed down, pray for God's perfect will -- and His perfect will only -- to be done in all decisions from here on out. May those who must stand down for the cause of the greater good be blessed in so doing, and in the end, may the best man win.

- "Be humble, thinking of others as better than yourselves. . . done through strife or vainglory; but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves." (Phil. 2:3)

4. 'Joe the Plumber' wins Ohio primary - Christian Science Monitor

Faces tough race in November

An Ohio plumber thrust into national politics during the 2008 presidential campaign has won the Republican nomination in his home state as he makes a bid for Congress. Samuel Wurzelbacher gained the nickname "Joe the Plumber" for expressing working-class concerns about taxes to then-candidate Barack Obama during a stop to the region.

The Toledo-area plumber defeated Steve Kraus, a Sandusky real estate agent, early Wednesday to grab the GOP nomination in Ohio's 9th Congressional District. Wurzelbacher will now face US Rep. Marcy Kaptur in November. Read more.

- As stated above, may the best man (or woman) win!

- "Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth, as it is in heaven." (Matthew 6:10)

5. Md. Gun Law Found Unconstitutional - AP

The Second Amendment right to bear arms is not limited to the home and Maryland's requirement that residents show a "good and substantial reason" to get a handgun permit is unconstitutional, according to a federal judge's opinion filed Monday. Plaintiff Raymond Woollard obtained a handgun permit after fighting with an intruder in his Hampstead home in 2002, but was denied a renewal in 2009 because he could not show he had been subject to "threats occurring beyond his residence." Woollard appealed, but was rejected by the review board, which found he hadn't demonstrated a "good and substantial reason" to carry a handgun as a reasonable precaution. This suit is one of several federal suits the Second Amendment Foundation is bringing across the nation, but it is the first time the foundation has had success before reaching the appeals level, according to foundation Founder and Executive Vice President Alan M. Gottlieb.

- Dear Lord, we thank You today for the liberties handed down to us by the founding fathers, because of Your great mercy to us. We ask that the citizens of America will truly appreciate these wonderful gifts of liberties. We pray that multitudes will contend for these liberties with courage and wisdom against the many voices seeking to take them away. And may these very freedoms preserved in our laws, be used for righteous living to bring glory to You on this earth!

- "Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage." (Galatians 5: 1)

6. Scientists see rise in tornado-creating conditions - Reuters

When at least 80 tornadoes rampaged across the United States, from the Midwest to the Gulf of Mexico, last Friday, it was more than is typically observed during the entire month of March, tracking firm reported on Monday. According to some climate scientists, such earlier-than-normal outbreaks of tornadoes, which typically peak in the spring, will become the norm as the planet warms. Whether climate change will also affect the frequency or severity of tornadoes, however, remains very much an open question, and one that has received surprisingly little study.

- Lord, why do the nations rage and the people plot a vain thing? Despite the greatly conflicting actual scientific evidence, "global warming" seems to be the reason given for every weather pattern imaginable, while consideration of our grievous rejection of You is not even given a thought as the cause of current violent weather patterns. As the time of Your coming is near, and our planet rocks and reels, we pray that mankind will examine their own hearts and seek You - Who alone controls the winds and the waves.

- "Then Jesus arose and rebuked the winds and the sea, and there was a great calm. So men marveled, saying, 'Who can this be, that even the winds and the sea obey Him?"
(Matthew 8: 26, 27)

"Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment?...What is His Name and what is His Son's Name, tell me if you know?"
(Proverbs 30:4)

7. Uganda government squabbles, while children die of mysterious disease - Washington Times

The Ugandan government has come under fire for its handling of a mysterious disease that has killed hundreds of children in the northern part of this impoverished East African nation. The illness, called nodding disease and characterized by symptoms similar to epilepsy, has afflicted more than 1,000 children since June. Victims often nod their heads uncontrollably. Many also suffer mental retardation and stunted growth. Government officials deflect blame for the outbreak. Last month, the Finance Ministry rejected the Health Ministry's request for $3 million just days after it was announced that 170 newly elected members of parliament would receive about $50,000 each to purchase luxury vehicles. The United States alone gave Uganda $1.1 billion last year.

- Lord, we ask Your intervention in this terrible situation, as the children of Uganda suffer under the intense corruption of their nation's leaders. We pray that the United States will cease to finance this corrupt regime, and instead send medical help and food. We pray for such great miracles of Your healing power to manifest in the children, that a landslide revival will defeat the work of the enemy in this war torn nation. Help and protect Your faithful missionaries in Uganda - that Jesus be exalted there!

- "He saves the needy from the sword, from the mouth of the mighty, and from their hand. So the poor have hope, and injustice shuts her mouth." (Job 5:15,16)

8. Churches adopt new Ten Commandments
- UK Telegraph

Hundreds of churches across the country are now preaching an updated version of the Ten Commandments, rewritten to reflect modern values. The commandments, designed by popular evangelical preacher J John, have been praised by religious leaders for bringing practical advice to modern congregations. Inspired by last year's riots, the new vows include "manage your anger", "know God" and "catch your breath" and are understood to be used in more than 600 churches in Britain. The original "thou shalt not steal" has become "prosper with a clear conscience", and the lengthy "thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain" becomes "take God seriously".

- Lord, we take You very seriously. We ask for courageous voices in the Body of Christ that will hold forth Your Word to this generation in uncompromised purity and truth, in the power of Jesus' name.

- "Study and be eager and do your utmost to present yourself to God approved (tested by trial), a workman who has no cause to be ashamed, correctly analyzing and accurately dividing [rightly handling and skillfully teaching] the Word of Truth." (2 Timothy 2:15) AMP

9. PM Netanyahu's Remarks upon his Return to Israel from Canada and the US - IMRI

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu returned a short while ago today (Wednesday), 7.3.12, from his visit to Canada, where he met with Prime Minister Stephen Harper, and the US, where he met with President Barack Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Upon landing, Prime Minister Netanyahu said, "I return from a very important visit to the US and Canada. I was received warmly, we have many courageous friends.

We are returning for Purim, and this evening we will read in the Book of Esther about those days in which Jews were not masters of their fate and could not defend themselves.

Today we are in a different world and a different era; we have a strong state and army. The threats have not disappeared, but we can defend ourselves. We have very many friends that stand at our side and will do so at all times." Read more. [Reported by Unity Coalition for Israel]
- Offer praise to the LORD for the continued bond of friendship demonstrated this week between the nation of Israel and both nations on our continent: Canada and the United States. We praise God for the favor bestowed upon P.M. Netanyahu as he met with the many governmental leaders named in this article. And now, as we all enter into the time of Purim, may only the blessings that Abba (Father) has in store for our people come forth. In His Name, amen.

- "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you." (Gen. 12:3)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"The earth is the LORD's, and it's fullness; the world, and they that dwell therein. For He has founded it upon the seas, and established it upon the floods." (Psalm 24:1,2)

1. PM, Obama: No full agreement, no surprises - Jerusalem Post

Unlike their first meeting in May 2009, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu did not look surprised on Monday in the Oval Office by anything US President Barack Obama said during statements that preceded their long-awaited meeting on Iran.

2. Netanyahu, Obama divided on price of Israeli strike against Iran - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu presented one central question during his meetings in Washington in the past few days: "What will be the price of not acting against Iran?" he asked at every opportunity.

3. 'One-state solution' campaign promoted in West Bank - Ynet News

A recently launched campaign in the West Bank calls on Palestinians and Israeli's to desert the two-state solution and form one democratic state in its place. This coordinated effort comes in wake of the negotiation freeze between Israel and the Palestinian Authority.

4. Israeli state officials disappointed with Obama meeting - Ynet News

Israeli state officials were disappointed Tuesday with the results of the Netanyahu-Obama meeting at the White House on Monday. "There were no surprises," a senior state official said. "It was clear from recent months that there are differences between ourselves and the Americans. We have different perspectives when it comes to the question of time and red lines."

Today's Legislative Focus

From The Madison Project

Get Ready For Another Budget Battle

When Republicans caved on raising the debt limit last year, we referred to the final Boehner proposal as a ground ball into a double play. Not only did Boehner fail to secure any transformational change in exchange for raising the debt ceiling (except for cutting the military), he actually obviated our leverage in future budget battles.

As part of the debt limit agreement, Congress passed the Budget [out of] Control Act, which totally abrogated the discretionary spending levels set under the much vaunted Ryan budget. In fact, it hindered our leverage over budget battles for the next ten years. For FY 2012, the BCA set the discretionary spending level at $1.043 trillion, $24 billion above the Ryan budget.

[Ultimately, due to non-offset emergency spending, they wound up spending $1.053 trillion.] For this coming fiscal year, the BCA set budget authority at $1.047 trillion (not including emergency spending), $19 billion above the level established in the Ryun budget for FY 2013.

To be clear, there is nothing stopping Republicans from rectifying their mistake and setting discretionary spending levels lower than those specified in the BCA. It's just that many Republicans, as predicted, are squeamish about going back on their commitment to Democrats. Some of our friends on the appropriations committee are already contemplating a House budget that mirrors the BCA spending levels . . . (Read more)

Sharia Alert

Moslem Group Wants To Teach You About Sharia Law

The Islamic Circle of North America Spending $3 Million on its Campaign

After heated debates in two dozen states over banning Sharia law, the legal code of Islam, a national Islamic group is beginning a multi-million dollar effort to explain how Sharia applies to the lives of American Moslems (pronounced Mozlum). The Islamic Circle of North America, a New York-based group, is spending $3 million on its Defending Religious Freedom campaign, which kicks off Monday and explains Sharia law and common misunderstandings. The effort includes billboards, TV and radio ads in 25 major cities, including New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, in addition to town hall meetings and seminars on university campuses led by Moslem academics and activists. Each directs audiences to a website and manned hotline, 1-855-Shariah.

The campaign is a response to efforts to ban Sharia law over the last two years in state legislatures and on ballot initiatives, said Naeem Baig, vice president of public affairs for Islamic Circle of North America. Republican presidential candidates also have raised the Sharia debate. Tennessee, Louisiana and Arizona have passed laws banning judges from consulting Sharia, or more generally, foreign or religious laws. Oklahoma voters approved a ban on Sharia law in 2010, but a judge blocked the rule after a Moslem man filed a religious freedom lawsuit. Legislatures in South Carolina and Florida are considering anti-Sharia bills. "It's a small minority of Islamophobes that are pushing the anti-Sharia bills, but it's becoming mainstream. Now, even presidential hopefuls like Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are talking about Sharia," said Baig. "We see it not only an issue of Sharia but an issue of broader religious freedom."

Sharia law attacks come mostly from those fearing radical Moslems are introducing extreme interpretations of Islamic law, such as those practiced in Afghanistan under the Taliban, into American society. Baig said comments by Gingrich helped spur the campaign. The GOP contender said in South Carolina in January that he would support a Moslem-American president only if that person denounced Sharia. In a 2010 speech in Washington he summarized the anti-Sharia movement: "Stealth jihadis use political, cultural, societal, religious, intellectual tools" as a way to "replace Western civilization with a radical imposition of Sharia," Gingrich said. (Huffington Post) Read more


LORD, reading this article reminds one of the frog in the water pot on the stove. The water starts out as cool, comfortable water, then it becomes warmer. When it is too late, the frog cooks to death.

In our nation which is already outrageously prohibiting prayer in Jesus' name in the military and in schools, may Americans be warned that " Islam, by its very nature, must not co-exist with other religions, and the "Great Commission" given to Moslems is to bring the World into subjection to Islam, establish the Sharia, so that "Allah's religion reign Supreme" [Quran 8:39]." Read more.

Lord, we pray that America will come to understand that Islam is a religion in which the Imam's in their mosques are also the legal authorities, and their dictates are superior to the Constitution and laws of the United States. We pray that this campaign by Moslems to put the frog into the pot, will boil over in ways they did not expect - namely that You use the Islamic Circle of North America's campaign to bring about a great and effective uprising of prayerful and legal opposition to the Islamic movement to infiltrate America and its laws with the oppressions of Sharia. We pray this in the Name of Jesus Christ.


" But evil men and impostors will grow worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived. But you must continue in the things which you have learned and been assured of. . . that from childhood you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus."
(2 Timothy 14, 15)

In U.S. -- Jewish Sites Targeted

Past Plots Help Explain New Concerns Over Jewish Targets

Amine El-Khalifi knew he wanted to commit a terrorist act, federal agents, say, but he kept changing his mind about targets. According to an affidavit released after his arrest Feb. 17, Khalifi believed "that the 'war on terrorism' was a 'war on Moslems," and said that the group needed to be ready for war."

Before deciding to attempt a suicide bombing inside the U.S. Capitol, the Moroccan immigrant discussed targeting a series of government offices and places frequented by military officials. In December, the one time he discussed targeting something unrelated to the government or military, Khalifi talked about attacking a synagogue.

A review of court records shows that Jewish targets in America are common among would-be terrorists during the past decade. A review of 42 attempted and thwarted terror plots since 9/11 found 16, or 38 percent, included at least talk of attacking Jewish targets. Of the 16, at least seven cases included charges relating to attacks on Jewish targets.
(investigative Project on Terrorism) Read more.

Purim Message #1

A Message For Purim 2012

by Arni and Yonit Klein

Dear Praying Friends,

Do not be swayed or dismayed as you behold the darkness rising all around. Do not think that something has gone askew. These things must take place to separate out the Bride of Messiah and prepare the Body to be a habitation for the Lord. The word of the hour is "divide and establish" . . . separate and purify. Expose the illusion and delusion before the approaching Bridegroom arrives, that we will not be found lacking oil when it can no longer be obtained.

What a moment this is! The heavens are stirring. The weather over America . . . tornadoes . . . is quite severe . . . even unprecedented. The winds are blowing hard in Israel and there has not been so much rain since the founding of the State. Like nowhere else, rain here is a blessing and sign from God.

Bibi and Obama meet. Do not be deceived. Obama is only concerned with what fits his plans and program. We recommend the following video [deceiver - Obama cannot be trusted].

I'll relate one point from it. You may remember when Bibi visited the White House and he was received through a side door and Obama didn't eat with him? I didn't know that the Israeli delegation was served non-kosher food that many of them couldn't eat (think about it!). Beloved, whatever else you think you hear being said, this is the real picture.

The American Israel Political Action Committee (AIPAC) has just held its yearly conference (March 4-6). This policy conference is the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement, with one-half the Senate in attendance. Their mission is to strengthen US-Israel ties. This year 13,000 attended, far exceeding the usual 9,000. . .

And all this is going on as we approach Purim. This is the one historical event when the attempt to annihilate the Jews was totally thwarted. We need to pay attention to what happened then in ancient Persia. Is it a coincidence that from modern Persia the same spirit has arisen? The Prince of Persia remains fixed as in ancient times. The Jews' enemies were not dissuaded from their desire to wipe us out. However, we were empowered with a new decree to defend ourselves and were victorious over the enemy. Is that a word for the hour or what!

We are so thankful that our Prime Minister is not out begging from the US. We personally believe that this attitude of not compromising our interests in the hope of American support may be what lies behind the favor of the Lord raining down upon us in "buckets."

Did you notice that Bibi gave Obama a scroll of the book of Esther? Now that is awesome and we believe prophetic. It is a blessing to be able to be proud of our leader!

As many are praying and fasting today and tomorrow, the main thing we feel impressed with is the following:

May the King of all Kings, in this moment, speak the declaration released following Esther's intercession. And in the hour when men's hearts are being revealed and established . . .

May the heart of the Prime Minister of Israel be fixed and his face set like flint, not wavering in the slightest nor shrinking back from the moment. And may the spirit of God that was on young David as he beheld the uncircumcised giant cursing the Name of the God of Israel overshadow Bibi as well . . . for the glory and honor of the God of Israel. For this hour was Benjamin Netanyahu created and called.

May God bless you from Zion!
For the Glory of His Name,
Arni and Yonit

Purim Message #2

The Story of Esther - For Today

By Barry Battelstein

The ancient story of Queen Esther is being replayed in real time this year, right before our eyes. The ancient story begins with King Ahasuerus, the King of Persia holding a great feast for all his nobles, princes, and servants in Babylon.

During the course of the feast the King sent a messenger to the Queen requesting her presence at the great feast. However, when Queen Vashti refused the command of King Ahasuerus to appear before him and all his princes, she was immediately deposed. Now, another young virgin was to be chosen to become queen, from among all the maidens in the land.

Esther was the daughter of Jewish parents, who had both died. Having no other living relatives, Esther came to live with her uncle Mordecai, and she became his daughter.

Because Esther was young and beautiful, she was taken by the kings soldiers to be prepared to compete with all the other virgins in the kingdom to see whom the king would choose to become his queen.

By the grace of God, from the time Hegai, the kingʼs eunuch brought Esther before him, Scripture says, "The king loved Esther more than all the other women, and she obtained grace and favor in his sight more than all the 1 other virgins, so he set the royal crown upon her head and made her queen instead of Vashti." (Esther 2:17) . . .

[This part of the message comes at the end . . .] Throughout the centuries many nations, people, and religious orders, have tried to extinguish the bush that burns, but is not consumed. The bush, which is Israel cannot be consumed for one reason - God is in its midst, and His covenant with Israel will stand forever!

As Purim approaches and the story of Esther is read in Jewish synagogues across the world, I urge you to remember the blessings for those who bless Israel and the Jewish people, and the curses of God that come upon all those who seek their destruction.

And God said to Abram, "I will bless those that bless you, and I will curse those who curse you." (Genesis 12:3) . . .

Examine yourself, and ask yourself, how is your heart towards the "Burning Bush" today? Will you stand with the Lord, with His covenant, and with His covenant people?

Know the Lord is bringing the "Burning Bush," before every nation, church, and individual to test their hearts. Jesus said, "You are either for Me or against Me." There is no middle ground with the Lord.

Pray for God to have mercy on Israel, America, and upon you and your family, for a time such as this!

PLEASE NOTE: This is only a short excerpt of Barry Battelstein's original article. Please be sure to read this biblical story in its entirety by going here. Thank you!

Purim Message #3

Purim: How Should We Pray?

Martin & Norma Sarvis


This coming Thursday (beginning sundown Wednesday evening) is Purim-the day Jews celebrate their remarkable deliverance in 483 B.C. Persia (present day Iran) from a plot to exterminate them. The Scroll (book) of Esther will be read-there are Purim plays and costumes, and special pastries and desserts and wine. In most of the Jewish world, Purim is celebrated on the 14th of Adar (Thursday March 8th this year)-but in Jerusalem, Jaffa and other 'walled cities' (like ancient Shushan-"Susa"; see Esther 9:18-19), it will be celebrated the following day.
This spring, the Spirit of Amalek has again arisen in Persia (Iran), whose leaders, having again prophesied annihilation of the Jews, are working furiously to devise weapons capable of bringing their prophecies to fulfillment.

Tuesday evening (March 6th at sundown) observant Jews begin a one-day fast. We would encourage you to take this season seriously. Read through the Book of Esther; perhaps the Lord may lead you to join with us in the fast.

How Should We Pray?

1. Let us pray that the Mordecais and Esthers of our time will hear the call of the Holy Spirit concerning the urgency of the hour, and will not be distracted or lulled into slumber by a false sense of security.

2. Let us pray for continued success of the covert war against Iran obtaining a nuclear weapon. On Nov. 8, 2011, I received a vision in one of our watches here in Succat Hallel in Jerusalem. I saw something resembling a Tower of Babel being built in Iran, representing a working together of various nations to stand against God. I sensed it represented their nuclear weapons program. As they were bringing final stones to place on top, then lightning from heaven struck it, and the top level of stones fell off (not all), producing a set-back to their nuclear efforts. Then waves coming from the worship in houses of prayer in the Middle East washed away sand in Iran, and uncovered and exposed hidden things. I felt this vision was confirmed by news reports on Nov. 11 of a great explosion at an Iranian top-secret, military facility, which "shook windows" 30 km. away in Tehran.

3. Let us believe for much confusion and division upon the demonic powers bent on destroying Israel (2 Chron. 20).

4. Let us pray for a clear understanding to come to the decision-makers in Jerusalem and Washington, DC to do the right thing at the right time. (Esther 7:3-6)

5. Let us proclaim a reversal of every Satanic decree to destroy Israel, and that "Haman" will be hung upon his own gallows. (Esther 7:9, 10; Ps. 33:10-12)

6. For Iran (Persia), let us pray for the Lord to bring shame upon His enemies in such a way that they will begin to seek the Name of the Lord, to know Who is the True and Living God (See Psalm 83, especially verse 16).

7. For Israel, let us pray that the God of Esther will once again bring great deliverance and joy to His ancient people, and that they will give all the glory to Him (Esther 9:20-22).
[Prayers quoted from earlier source by Rick Ridings]

The Good News Corner:


Biblical story tells of a Persian tyrant who wanted to "annihilate" the Jews.

All the signs to me look like Israel is going to war with Iran, and soon. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu strikes me as a man who has made his peace with the task ahead of him, a man who now believes his nation is capable of winning a war with Iran and has made all of the preparations necessary to strike if need be. I'm not saying he's made a final decision. But he's talking like a leader ready to make that final decision in the not too distant future.

Today, Netanyahu will address Joint Session of Congress. The PM's message to Congess is expected to be similar to the address he gave last night to the AIPAC conference and to Obama in the Oval Office, a clear, powerful and sobering message: When it comes to stopping Iran from getting the Bomb, he said, "none of us can afford to wait any longer." I'm in Tucson today, preparing to speak to over 1,000 pastors and ministry leaders about Israel, Iran and Bible prophecy. I'll also be speaking tonight about Revelation 3:1-6 and Jesus' message to the Church at Sardis and what lessons we can draw for the American church as we face the growing possibility of an implosion in our own country, as well as an explosion in the Middle East. Will post more analysis of the Netanyahu visit and it's significance over the next few days.

What encourages me about Netanyahu giving the scroll to Obama is that it further reveals the Prime Minister's growing interest in the Bible and even his desire to make the Scriptures part of his Oval Office discussion. You may recall that a few months ago, Mr. Netanyahu announced that he was starting a Bible study in his personal residence. Please continue praying for each of these world leaders and their advisors that they would turn to the God of Israel and the Bible for wisdom, discernment and courage during these critical times. (Joel Rosenberg; March 6, 2012)

Worship with Us Today!

"For Such a Time as This"

by Wayne Watson

In honor of Purim.