Tuesday, May 8, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, May 8, 2012

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•  The Daily Jot!
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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, May 8, 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. CIA derails new al-Qaida underwear bomb plot - UK Telegraph

Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, says CIA has thwarted a new underwear bomb plot which was meant to be used by a suicide bomber on an plane on the anniversary of Osama bin Laden's death.

- Lord, we thank You for the exposure and thwarting of another plot. We have been and will continue to pray that all terrorist plans be exposed and thwarted. We thank You for protecting us. Please give the CIA and others in national security the eyes to see and the ability to thwart all terrorist's plans. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

"Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, but establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart."
(Psalm 7:9)

2. FBI renews push for ready-made Web wiretaps - ZDNet

The FBI is asking Internet companies not to oppose a controversial proposal that would require the firms, including Microsoft, Facebook, Yahoo, and Google, to build in backdoors for government surveillance.

- Lord, we can see many dangers with this controversial proposal and we ask that wisdom be given to the computer companies in their decision. We repent of our sins as a nation, and we ask You to not turn Your face from us, but rather move to help us protect our Constitution and the freedoms we enjoy as American citizens.May the Gospel continue to be preached, without hindrance, throughout the land! In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- "And this occurred because of false brethren secretly brought in (who came in by stealth to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage)."
(Galatians 2:4)

3. Liberals Steer Outside Money to Grass-Roots Organizing
- NY Times

After months on the sidelines, major liberal donors including the financier George Soros are preparing to inject up to $100 million into independent groups to aid Democrats' chances this fall. But instead of going head to head with the conservative "super PACs" and outside groups that have flooded the presidential and Congressional campaigns with negative advertising, the donors are focusing on grass-roots organizing, voter registration and Democratic turnout.

- Lord, You are greater and have more power than any money can buy. We still pray for Your intervention in the election and for godly people to be elected - people who know You, who will inquire of You, and be guided by You. Show people who to vote for no matter who has the most money. We pray that those who do the right thing with finances shall not be moved and that they be blessed and placed in office. We ask that corruption in the use of money be exposed and stopped. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- "He who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe aginst the innocent. He who does these things shall not be moved."
(Psalm 15:5)

4. Syria's Muslim Brotherhood rise from the ashes
- Reuters

At a meeting of Syria's opposition, Muslim Brotherhood officials gather round Marxists colleagues, nudging them to produce policy statements for the Syrian National Council, the main political group challenging President Bashar al-Assad.

- Lord, we pray that ungodly counsel would not be received by the Syrian National Council. We pray that plans of the Muslim Brotherhood and their alliances be stopped. We pray for the people of Syria that we would know truth and be blessed. In the Name of Jesus, amen.

- "Blessed is the man who walks not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stands in the path of sinners, nor sits in the seat of the scornful." (Psalm 1:1)

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. In surprise move, Netanyahu, Mofaz agree to form unity government, cancel early elections - Ha'aretz

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and opposition chairman MK Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) reached a surprise agreement early Tuesday morning to form a national unity government. Read more.

2. US to allocate $1B to Iron Dome - Ynet News

A US House panel has unveiled a $608 billion defense spending bill that restores some of the programs the Pentagon wanted to cut next year and provides nearly $1 billion for Israel's missile defense systems including the Iron Dome and Magic Wand.

3. Israel warns Hizbollah over Iran - UK Telegraph

Any Hizbollah retaliation to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would prompt Israel to launch a war in Lebanon so ferocious that it would take a decade to rebuild the villages it destroys, a senior Israeli military officer has warned.

4. DNA links prove Jews are a 'race,' says genetics expert - Ha'aretz

In his new book, "Legacy: A Genetic History of the Jewish People," Harry Ostrer, a medical geneticist and professor at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York, claims that Jews are different, and the differences are not just skin deep. Jews exhibit, he writes, a distinctive genetic signature. Considering that the Nazis tried to exterminate Jews based on their supposed racial distinctiveness, such a conclusion might be a cause for concern. But Ostrer sees it as central to Jewish identity.

The Daily Jot!

A Word to the wise

Many would agree that the "Church" in the United States is not what is described in the book of Acts. The latter days prophecy of Yeshua in Matthew 24:24 is in full swing: "For there shall arise false Christs, and false prophets, and shall show great signs and wonders; insomuch that, if it were possible, they shall deceive the very elect." False teaching, even heresy, has permeated our society. The out of context Word of YHVH is used to justify many things from abusive government to corporate greed to specific doctrines of churches and ministries. It has come to the point where just quoting the Bible creates a vitriolic reaction--especially among Christians who disagree with how one views that quote.

It is grievous that man has purposed to follow other men in believing how YHVH's word is to be dispensed and interpreted. It is a curious condition of the human soul and spirit that would accept teaching that is in great error rather than seek out what is truth. It is amazing that if a wrong concept is repeated enough times, it becomes as if it is correct and true, even if it is not. Even more, it is perplexing that men will condemn others viewpoints, belligerently attack the personal character of another, call into question one's faith and walk with the Lord, over doctrine and theology that they have never bothered to study themselves, but someone they follow said is true.

There are far too many doctrines, far too many theologies, far too many versions of truth in the "Church" that not all of them can be correct. The proponents of them cause arguments. Friends become estranged. Evil becomes good and good becomes evil. I was once in a conversation with a friend about a certain subject of the Bible. I read to him the exact verse that refuted his errant belief that was taught to him by a false teacher. He told me that I had a right to be wrong and began arguing semantics of various words in the simple verse. When that didn't work, he argued scientific plausibility. When that argument failed, it became a personal attack. We decided it was best not to discuss it anymore.

Study the Bible for yourself. Take the time to understand. If you do, then you will find the truth. And often, that truth will be far from what is being taught. Psalm 146:3 says, "Do not trust a prince or upon a son of man, for there is no salvation in his hand." When you stand before the Lord, it will not be that teacher, preacher, apostle or prophet who saves you. Yeshua warns in Matthew 7:22,23: "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." A word to the wise: know the Word.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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