Thursday, April 19, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief -Thursday, April 19, 2012

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The Daily Brief -Thursday, April 19, 2012

"And now my head will be lifted up above my enemies around me, And I will offer in His tent sacrifices with shouts of joy; I will sing, yes, I will sing praises to the LORD." (Psalm 27:6)

The Daily Brief

1. TransCanada submits new Keystone XL pipeline plan - Fox News

For the first time since President Obama issued a controversial order halting its progress, the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline is once again on track for bureaucratic review after TransCanada submitted a new route through Nebraska designed to avoid environmentally sensitive areas.

- Lord, we ask that this pipeline be allowed to traverse the US to bring the much needed source of energy.

- "You have broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor as in the day of Midian." [Isaiah 9:4]

2. Three agents forced out of US Secret Service over prostitute scandal - UK Telegraph

Three US Secret Service agents have been removed from the agency in the wake of allegations that they were involved in hiring prostitutes ahead of an international summit in Colombia.

- Father, we again repent of the sins that have beset our government. We ask for Your mercy over these men and those like them. We pray for a move of Your Holy Spirit for conversion of hearts and minds.

- "For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved." (John 3:17)

3. Pentagon chief: 'We're within an inch of war almost every day'
-The Hill

Defense Secretary Leon Panetta offered a blunt assessment of the threats facing the United States on Wednesday, saying the potential for another war breaking out remains high in places like North Korea.

- Lord, we ask for Your mighty protection over America, as defense spending is slashed at a time when war seems to be all around us.

- "No weapon that is formed against you shall prosper." (Isaiah 54:17a)

4. Obama Lawyer: Birth Certificate Irrelevant to Eligibility - WND

An attorney representing Barack Obama has argued in court that the long-form birth certificate image released by the White House nearly a year ago should not be placed into evidence.

- Father, we lift up this controversy to You. We place this into Your hands to work out the truth. We ask that our Constitution be upheld. In Jesus Name.

- "The wicked go astray from the womb: they go astray as soon as they are born, and speak lies." [Psalm 58:3]

5. Quake Expert: Earth Cracking Up - Croatian Times

"The quakes are a surprise that cannot be easily explained by current scientific knowledge. With the Indonesian quake for example, statistically, there should be one big earthquake in this part of Asia every 500 years. However, since 2004, there were already three quakes with a magnitude of over 8, which is not normal," said Gheorghe Marmureanu an expert from Romania's National Institute of Earth Physics.

- Lord, we do not know Your timetable for the final days. We pray that You will keep the earth as long as You have chosen before the "New Heavens and New Earth" comes into view. We bind the spirit of fear that emanates from this type of news, and speak faith in its place.

- "While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease."
[Genesis 8:22]

6. India Tests Nuclear-Capable Missile - Wall Street Journal

India tested its most advanced long-range nuclear-capable missile to date on thursday, a launch experts say will serve as a deterrent against Pakistan and China.

- Father, as nations continue to obtain higher technology, and are poised to make nuclear bombs, we ask that You cover the actions and mindsets of the people who possess them. We pray that You will prevent a nuclear holocaust in any region of the world, and have mercy over the people.

- "The foolishness of man perverts his way: and his heart frets against the Lord." [Proverbs 19:3]

7. a) Egyptian presidential front-runner promises tougher line on Israel - Times of Israel

Egyptian presidential front-runner Amr Moussa pledged to adopt a tougher stance on Israel than his predecessor Hosni Mubarak if elected president next month.

b) Media Reveal the Muslim Brotherhood's True Face - Front Page Mag

Muslim Brotherhood Calls for a 'United Arab States' with Jerusalem as its Capital.

- Father, we call forth Your destiny and protection over Israel and over Jerusalem in particular. We pray for the peace of Jerusalem and Your beloved people. As nations continue to ally against her, we call for You to stand strong and mighty as her Defender, and ask that You move to draw her people to Jesus, the Messiah.

- "And so all Israel shall be saved: as it is written, there shall come out of Zion the Deliverer, and shall turn away ungodliness from Jacob." [Romans 11:26]

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. Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day with siren, memorial services - Ha'aretz

Israelis across the nation paused in memory of the six million Jews killed during the Holocaust, as a siren sounded throughout Israel on Thursdays.

2. Netanyahu links Holocaust to Iranian threat
- Ynet News

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Wednesday that people who dismiss the Iranian threat as a whim or an exaggeration "have learnt nothing from the Holocaust."

3. In Gaza, Hamas rule has not turned out as many expected - Washington Post

The militant Islamist movement surged to a surprise victory in Palestinian elections in 2006 with promises of clean governance and a reputation for terrorist tactics against Israel, which had withdrawn from Gaza the year before. But after five years of Hamas administration, many in this besieged strip say it has lived up to neither. Hamas is fast losing popularity, and recent surveys indicate that it would not win if elections were held in Gaza today.

4. US: Torture law doesn't apply to PLO, PA
- Jerusalem Post

The Palestinian Authority and PLO cannot be sued under a 1991 US victim protection law over the alleged torture of an American in a West Bank prison, the Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday, holding that the law only applies to individuals.

The Daily Jot!

In Egyptian Democracy a blow to peace

The man who occupies the Oval Office has done a great disservice to the free world by assisting the Muslim Brotherhood in overthrowing the Egyptian government in favor of democracy. Not that representative government is bad, its just that Islamic extremists have caught on to using democracy to legitimately establish radical Sharia Law governments hostile to the United States, Israel and worldwide peace in general. The Bush Administration was the first to prove this by demanding elections in Gaza--Bush even pressured Israel to remove Israelis from Gaza, in effect, setting up a so-called democratically elected Palestinian state in Gaza. Only problem is the people elected terrorists to represent them.

The current White House has perfected the worst aspects of the previous administration by actually taking sides with a known terrorist supporting group, the Muslim Brotherhood, and helping foment revolution throughout the Middle East, destabilizing the entire region, driving oil prices extremely higher. The situation in Egypt is a prime example. Elections there comfortably established the Muslim Brotherhood's Freedom and Justice Party in control of the country. Now the Muslim Brotherhood has two of the three candidates locked down in the elections for president. One is the Freedom and Justice Party's nominee Mohammed Morsi. The other is a former Muslim Brotherhood member Abdel-Moneim Abolfotoh.

The third candidate is the former foreign minister Amr Moussa, who many say is the frontrunner. Moussa was also the leader of the Arab League for a decade. He recently released his 80 page political program, which according to the Times of Israel, is hostile to Isreal. Moussa writes that "all forms of political, economic and legal support must be given to Palestinians in their struggle for rights." Moussa met with Hamas in 2010 as the secretary-general of the Arab League. He has been a longstanding critic of both the US and Israel. He took the Bush Administration to task for not recognizing Hamas in Gaza, he is a proponent of Jerusalem as the capital of a palestinian state, and is friendly to Iran.

Representative government requires moral and ethical participation by the citizen population. Trouble is, Islam is neither. A lot of people were manipulated into believing that peace and freedom would come with democracy. Irrespective of who is elected as President of Egypt, the bad guys are in charge thanks to the American president, the United Nations and the European Union all working in the name of peace. Jeremiah 8:15 says, "We looked for peace, but no good came; and for a time of health, and behold trouble." Yeshua said in Matthew 5:9, "Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of YHVH." But how can peace come from establishing the violent in the seats of authority? Only by the LORD.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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