Tuesday, June 5, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief - Tuesday, June 5, 2012

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Daily Jot!
•  "War" in the White House
•  Obama Gets Left Behind
•  Today's Legislative Focus
•  Florida continues voter purge
•  Anarchist group declares war on Olympics
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief - Tuesday, June 5, 2012

" . . . be sure to appoint over you the king the LORD your God chooses. He must be from among your own brothers. Do not place a foreigner over you, one who is not a brother Israelite." (Deuteronomy 17:15)


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 The Daily Brief

1. Iran threatens to target U.S. bases if attacked - Reuters

Iran has warned the United States not to resort to military action against it, saying U.S. bases in the region were vulnerable to the Islamic Republic's missiles, state media reported on Saturday.

- Lord, You know who glorifies You, and who does not. We pray that You will be glorified, and that You will be our strength and refuge. We pray our leaders seek You in their military decisions. We pray for salvation among the Islamic Republics, and the plans of the enemy be confounded. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- Therefore the strong people will glorify You; The city of the terrible nations will fear You, for You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm, a shade from the heat; For the blast of the terrible ones is as a storm against the wall. You will reduce the noise of aliens, as heat in a dry place; as heat in the shadow of a cloud,. The song of the terrible ones will be diminished.
(Isaiah 25: 3-5)

2. Syria conflict: Russia's Vladimir Putin stands firm - BBC

Russia's President Vladimir Putin has resisted diplomatic pressure from Western nations to support tougher action against Syria's government.

- Lord, we pray for Putin, the Western nation leaders, and for the Syria government. We pray they would bow their knee to You as Lord, and take Your counsel. We pray for right counsel, and that it would be received and followed. Show people the plans of Your heart. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- The Lord brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. (Psalm 33: 10-11)

3. Politics and more at play in painful job numbers
- Washington Times

Just when the American economy was looking like a global bright spot, a spate of bad news last week showed that the U.S. also has succumbed to a major slowdown -- sending President Obama and his team scrambling to explain Friday's disappointing unemployment numbers.

- Lord, our blessings come from You. We pray this nation will turn to You for the solutions to their economy problems, that the nation would repent. Wake up America to see that we have lost - and will lose blessings - because of rebellion against You. Politics and man can't solve the economy problems without You, so we pray they will come in alignment with You. As You taught us to pray, "Give us this day our daily bread." In the name of Jesus, Our Redeemer, we pray. Amen.

- Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. (Psalm 33:12)

4. Panetta: U.S. shifting 60% of warships to Pacific by 2020 - USA Today

The Pentagon will shift more Navy warships to the Asia-Pacific region over the next several years and by 2020, about 60% of the fleet will be assigned there as part of a new strategy to increase U.S. presence in Asia, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta said Saturday.

- Lord, we pray for the wise use of our military and resources. We pray the military and its leaders will fear You, and hope in You, as they make decisions for the future. You hold the future to deliver us and keep us safe. We trust in Your mercy and protection. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- No king is saved by the multitude of an army; A mighty man is not delivered by great strength. Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine. (Psalm 34:16) 18-19)

5. Biggest wildfire in New Mexico's history burns with only 15% containment

Since lightning ignited the Whitewater-Baldy Fire Complex wildfire on May 9, flames have devoured 227,000 acres -- more than 354 square miles -- in the southwest portion of the state. Even though 1,257 personnel have been fighting the conflagration, only 15% of it was contained Saturday, U.S. Forest Service officials said.

- Lord, we stand in the gap and pray that the fire in New Mexico be quenched. We pray for protection of all those working on the fire, and for those who have suffered loss. We ask for mercy on New Mexico. In the name of Jesus we pray. Amen.

- Then the people cried out to Moses, and when Moses prayed to the Lord, the fire was quenched. (Numbers 11:1-2)

The Middle East in Focus

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

"Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in."
(Psalm 24:9)

1. Palestinians: US refugee amendment may delay peace deal - Jerusalem Post

Palestinian advocates are warning that a new US Senate amendment dictating a reporting requirement on the issue of Palestinian refugees could set back efforts to reach a peace deal.

2. German submarines 'very important' for Israel's security, PM says
- Times of Israel

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Tuesday that Israel's German-supplied submarines are "very important" for national security, but stopped short of confirming a German news report that claimed this week that the submarines are equipped with nuclear missiles.

3. Iranian supreme leader: Israel is our number one enemy
- Times of Israel

Iran's Supreme Leader warned Sunday that any Israeli attack would be answered with a "lightning" response by the Islamic Republic and suggested Iran's nuclear program cannot be curtailed by Western sanctions.

The Daily Jot!

Coping in these difficult times

In recent days, I have received several emails asking questions about how to cope with stress and anger over the condition of the economy and the moral condition of the nation. Many are out of work and cannot find jobs. Interesting that with all the government programs, many do not qualify to even receive help for food or other essentials. A couple people have written saying that they visited all the churches in their area, and none would help them--this truly speaks to the condition of our nation. Still others are stressed over the non ending wars and nation-building, the police state, the gloomy economy, the specter of homosexual marriage, and other declining issues of morality. How do we cope, they ask?

I have been writing about current events from a Biblical world view nearly every day for 10 years and six months. The news has not improved. At one time, prophetically inspired events occurred once every couple of weeks. Now, there seem to be several per day. Time is truly accelerating. I have often written that we cannot stop the march of prophecy, but we can determine our place in it. Certainly, my study of the end times suggests that things are not going to get better the closer we get to the return of Yeshua. I believe that the Lord has allowed my wife and I to experience very, very difficult times over the past seven years to prepare us for the days ahead and to assist others as we experience them.

The Holy Scriptures are the best means to cope. In them, you will find tremendous wisdom and solace. While reading them regularly, you will grow closer in your relationship with YHVH. For my wife, during her long and death-defying illness, Psalms gave her hope and comfort. The other day I was feeling the need to hear from my Father in heaven. I picked up my Bible and just thumbed through some pages. The one I settled on for no particular reason happened to be Ecclesiastes 3. This is the chapter where Solomon says there is a season for all things. Most know of these verses, but we are not quite so familiar with the ones that immediately follow. My eyes zoomed in on Verses 11-13:

"He (YHVH) has made everything suited to its time; also he has given human beings an awareness of eternity; but in such a way that they can't fully comprehend, from beginning to end, the things YHVH does. I know that there is nothing better for them to do than to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live. Still, the fact that everyone can eat and drink and enjoy the good that results from all his work, is a gift of YHVH." This connected with my spirit. The gift of life is from YHVH and we should enjoy it no matter what is going on around us. Let's not focus on the negatives, but rather on the gift of life and salvation. Yeshua came that we might have life and have it abundantly. That's good news we can count on!

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

"War" in the White House

Attorney general Eric Holder and top Obama adviser David Axelrod 'had to be separated'

Eric Holder, Obama's attorney general and David Axelrod, his top political adviser had to be separated after squaring up during a furious row over attempts to impose White House operatives in the justice department.

Eric Holder, who heads Mr Obama's justice department, is said to have become "incensed" after being accused by David Axelrod of complaining publicly about political interference in his office.

"That's l****," Mr Holder said in a confrontation after a cabinet meeting, according to author Daniel Klaidman. He writes: "The two men stood chest to chest. It was like a school yard fight".

The relatively mild-mannered Mr Axelrod is said to have told the attorney general: "Don't ever, ever accuse me of trying to interfere with the operations of the Justice Department", a taboo in US politics.

In 'Kill or Capture: The War on Terror and the Soul of the Obama Presidency'(?), Klaidman discloses the struggles within Mr Obama's White House at it mounted its controversial campaign against al-Qaeda.

He writes that Mr Holder and Mr Axelrod were separated by Valerie Jarrett, a White House adviser and confidante to Mr Obama. Ms Jarrett "pushed her way between the two men, her sense of decorum disturbed, ordering them to 'take it out of the hallway'," says Klaidman.
(Telegraph Co. UK) Read more.

Obama Gets Left Behind

I learned of Obama's problems today. Not from Ron Paul supporters. Not from Glenn Beck's Drudge wanna-be news site The Blaze. I read about Obama's psychosis from left wing Democrats.

Everyday I get emails from former members of Move On, a pro-Democratic Party group that was famously active during the build-up to the Iraq War in 2003. They're complaining about one man: Obama.

In these emails, one thing is apparent. When it comes to the left wing liberals, Obama is being left behind. [:)]

The left was mostly raptured into political heaven four years ago when they elected Obama on bended knee. He spoke about things dear to their hearts: closing Guantanamo Bay. Ending the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Getting tough on bankers.

Guantanamo is still open. The wars in Iraq and Afghanistan are winding down, but the military presence remains. (Smacks of imperialism. That's something the left hates as much as libertarians do.) Then there's the president's bit about getting tough on bankers. Where has the White House come down hard on Wall Street? . . . (By Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes) Read more.

Today's Legislative Focus

From The Madison Project


Fellow conservative patriots,

Both the House and Senate are back in session and they will be scrambling to pass what they view as "must pass" legislation in the remaining few days before the summer recess. With all the focus on the presidential election and other news, we must keep up the pressure on congressional Republicans to hold the line against growth in government.

For Liberty,
The Honorable Jim Ryun
Chairman of the Madison Project

Issue One: Obamacare

On Wednesday, the House will consider H.R. 436, the Health Care Cost Reduction Act. This bill will repeal one of the most odious components of Obamacare; the 2.3% medical device excise tax.

Conservative Concerns:

- While all conservatives agree that the medical device tax is a draconian job killer that must be repealed, we should be leery of "partial repeal" efforts on the part of Republicans. As we noted during other votes on partial repeal, any attempt to eliminate only portions of Obamacare - especially the most unpopular ones - will make it harder to kill the remaining components of the law. Furthermore, these bills, which will never become law anyway, only serve to protect Blue Dog Democrats who are presented with an opportunity to evince an anti-Obamacare stance without voting for full repeal.

Issue Two: Appropriations

Beginning Wednesday, the House will continue work on the 12 annual appropriations bills for FY 2013 (meanwhile, the Senate refuses to pass a budget). The House has already passed the Mil-Con/VA bill and the Commerce-Justice-Science bill. This week, the House will resume consideration of the Energy-Water bill, which primarily funds the Energy Department.

Conservative Concerns:

- While House leadership claims to support a balanced budget, they are not willing to eliminate the requisite number of programs needed to achieve that goal. As conservatives, we believe that the entire Department of Energy is wasteful or harmful, and should be eliminated. Yet, this bill would actually slightly raise spending levels from last year by $88 million. Throughout the open floor process, conservatives will be offering amendments that will cut more spending and eliminate green energy programs. We will urge all members to support those amendments as they are considered.

Florida defies Justice Dept., continues voter purge

Florida state officials will continue their quest to purge purportedly ineligible people from voter-registration rolls, a representative of Secretary of State Ken Detzner said Saturday, in defiance of objections from the U.S. Justice Department and county officials who say the policy violates two federal voting laws.

On Thursday, T. Christian Herren Jr., the head of the Justice Department's voting section, said the effort to remove voters appears to violate the 1965 Voting Rights Act, which outlaws discriminatory voting practices that disenfranchise minorities. On a list of almost 2,700 voters the state suspects are noncitizens, blacks and Latinos were disproportionately represented, according to an analysis by the Miami Herald, which concluded Democratic and independent voters are the most likely to be targeted. (International Business Times) Read more.

Anarchist group vows to wage 'low level warfare' on Olympics

An anarchist group has vowed to wage "low level warfare" against Britain, sabotaging financial institutions, transport, and the military in the lead up to the London Olympics.
The Informal Anarchist Federation has already claimed to be responsible for damaging railway signal systems which led to travel being disrupted around Bristol earlier this week.

They said their representatives had deliberately lifted concrete slabs beside the tracks to burn out signalling cables, on a route chosen to target Ministry of Defence employees.
The group, known as FAI, have now threatened to continue their "guerrilla attack" on the country, "disturbing the social peace" in a protest against the establishment.

Posting on anarchist website 325.nostate, the group said: "In the United Kingdom of clockwork control and domestication, we're some of the 'unpatriotic ones' who find the 2012 Olympics, with the ensuing spectacle of wealth (when so many here struggle to feed themselves and their families), harmful developments and escalating police state, frankly offensive.

"But no union or movement calls our shots, and we have no inhibition to use guerrilla activity to hurt the national image and paralyze the economy however we can. . . Because simply, we don't want rich tourists - we want civil war." ((The Telegraph UK) Read more.

- Please pray for the safety of all who will attend the Olympics, as well as the participating athletes. If we pray, our God is able to keep them from harm.

- "For He will give His angels charge concerning you, To guard you in all your ways." (Psalm 91:11)

The Good News Corner

Incredible ad by the Roman Catholic Church

May we each be WISE in our choice when we cast our vote in November. . .

This is extremely powerful . . . the Catholic church is currently leading the fight on behalf of all Christian religions against tyranny of belief and for freedom of religion. Let's all ask our respective pastors and religious leaders to join in this fight - after all, freedom of religion was one of the primary reasons for the founding of our nation and is specifically addressed in the Constitution. It's best with the speakers ON.

This is an incredible ad. Please watch it and pass it on!!!

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