Monday, May 7, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Monday, May 7, 2012

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The Daily Brief - Monday, May 7, 2012

"I will sing of the mercies of the Lord forever; with my mouth will I make known Your faithfulness to all generations." (Psalm 89:1)

Please note: This is an abbreviated edition of the Daily Brief.

The Daily Brief

1. Hollande defeats Sarkozy to win French election - Yahoo News

François Hollande won the French presidential election on Sunday, capturing more than 51 percent of the vote to defeat incumbent Nicolas Sarkozy and become France's new president, according French television. Sarkozy, who has held the French presidency since 2007, grabbed 48.1 percent, according to the polls.

- Lord, we pray for France and the new president. We pray you guide and direct these French leaders on the many issues they are facing - mainly the debt crisis. We pray you surround this new President with wise counselors who hear from the Holy Spirit.

- For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same: (Romans 13:3)

2. In China, Hillary Gets Tough on North Korea, Syria, and Iran - Yahoo News

When she isn't the subject of an odd "kiss" story with blind Chinese dissidents, Hillary Clinton actually has a real job to do and it means laying down the law for Chinese officials about North Korea, Iran and Syria--which is what she did today in Beijing.

- Father, we intercede for these issues with North Korea, Syria, and Iran. We are facing many problems with these countries, and we ask for Your plan and purpose to come forth. Guard, guide, and protect America on these international controversies.

- Arise, LORD, do not let mortals triumph; let the nations be judged in your presence. Strike them with terror, LORD; let the nations know they are only mortal. (Psalm 9:19-20)

3. Peru examines deaths of more than 500 pelicans

The government of Peru has warned people to stay off beaches along large stretches of its coastline as it investigates the mysterious deaths of hundreds of dolphins and seabirds. More than 1,000 birds, mostly pelicans, have washed up dead along the northern Pacific coast in recent weeks, after many dolphins died in the same area. The health ministry stopped short of closing beaches.

- Father, reveal the mystery behind the deaths of these dolphins and sea birds in Peru.

- What is the price of two sparrows--one copper coin? But not a single sparrow can fall to the ground without your Father knowing it. (Matthew 10:29)

4. Gov. Brewer signs Arizona ban on Planned Parenthood funding - Fox News

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer on Friday signed into law a bill to cut off Planned Parenthood's access to taxpayer money funneled through the state for non-abortion services.

- Father, we thank You for this measure that prevents public money from indirectly funding abortions. We pray peace to the storm that may result in this decision. We pray for other states who have tried to pass similar legislation, and have failed.

- I am strong, and I offer sensible advice and sound judgment. By my power kings govern, and rulers make laws that are fair. Every honest leader rules with help from me. I love everyone who loves me, and I will be found by all who honestly search.
(Proverbs 8: 14-17)

5. U.S. military developing spychips for soldiers - WND

The U.S. military wants to plant nanosensors in soldiers to monitor health on future battlefields and immediately respond to needs, but a privacy expert warns the step is just one more down the road to computer chips for all. "It's never going to happen that the government at gunpoint says, 'You're going to have a tracking chip,'" said Katherine Albrecht, who with Liz McIntyre authored "Spychips," a book that warns of the threat to privacy posed by Radio Frequency Identification.

- Father, we intercede over this nanosensor technology, which could lead to invasion of privacy and be disruptive to other areas of life.

- When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come. (John 16:13)

The Middle East in Focus

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

Many nations shall come and say, "Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord, to the house of the God of Jacob; He will teach us His ways, and we shall walk in His paths." For out of Zion the law shall go forth, and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
(Micah 4:2)

1. Google Street View exposes secret Israeli base - Ynet News

Classified details about a secret base in the Tel Aviv area have been exposed by Google Street View, the panoramic map service launched in Israel's three largest cities in April.

2. Did IDF hold secret chemical drill? - Ynet News

Officials say they still don't know the source of the chlorine-like smell that caused a scare among hundreds of thousands of residents in the central Israel, but some reports suggest the foul smell was a result of a military drill.

3. Ehud Olmert: Right-wing Americans thwarted Israeli-Palestinian peace accord - Ha'aretz

Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert tells CNN that right-wing extremists from the United States toppled his government with "millions and millions of dollars" in order to thwart his attempt to reach a lasting peace agreement with the Palestinians.

4. PMO: Early elections, Iran strike unconnected - Jerusalem Post

The timing of early elections, expected to take place on September 4, has nothing to do with Iran, sources close to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Saturday.

The Daily Jot!

MIDEAST BEAST: a case for an Islamic Antichrist

In Matthew 24:4, the Messiah warns, "Take heed that no man deceive you." He then describe the events that will occur in the end times. Your eschatological belief is important because it impacts your salvation. You also should understand what will happen in the end times so that your faith can remain firm and you can witness to others. With all the false doctrine being taught--from dominionism to the emergent church to name it claim it to apostolic reformation to present truth to Chrislam to social gospel to liberation theology--much of the "Church" is in apostasy. A detailed study of the Bible will rock your world as it reveals the many heretical errors being peddled as truth.

Over the past two years, my wife and I have led a Bible study on the end times. We use only the Bible--just the inerrant and infallible word of YHVH. It is amazing what our little group has learned. So many things that have been taught are clearly either not in the Bible or are just plain fiction of man's imaginations. Of course, many people do not have the time or the inclination to study with great detail. And therein lies the open door for bad teachings to take root. I do not normally recommend books other than the Bible. There is one, however, written by my friend Joel Richardson that deserves your attention because of its scripturally-based clarity regarding the end times.

"MIDEAST BEAST" published by WND books challenges the theory of the European Antichrist and poses a very scripturally justified case for an Islamic Antichrist. I have read the book twice--once in its initial draft and once in the published version. I have vetted the scripture references, their context and the reasoning behind the theory of an Islamic Antichrist. I find Richardson's argument compelling because he employs the scriptures in their context, and compares and contrasts his discovery with justifications for the leading theories of a European Antichrist. Richardson points out with great clarity the misgivings of interpreting a Mideast document, the Bible, from a Western-centric perspective.

In this study, which Richardson has made easy to read, follow and understand, there are some conclusions: 1) the Antichrist will come from current Muslim majority nations, 2) these nations will form a coalition and come against Israel, 3) Yeshua Ha Mashiach will return from heaven to deliver his people, 4) the dead and the living saints will be caught up together, and 5) Yeshua will destroy the Antichrist and establish His kingdom over earth from Jerusalem. If you believe in other theories, take a good hard look at "MIDEAST BEAST." The author, like myself, once believed them too. I arrived at my realization independently of Joel Richardson, but Joel has documented the journey with easy to understand clarity.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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