Thursday, July 5, 2012

CHPP Daily Brief Thursday, July 5, 2012

•  The Daily Brief
•  The Middle East in Focus
•  The Daily Jot!
•  Alert from The Justice Foundation
•  Vets Combatting Unemployment
•  U.S. Increases Forces in Persian Gulf
•  Syria Running 27 Torture Centers
•  Outrage in Egypt
•  The Good News Corner
•  Worship with Us Today!

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The Daily Brief

Thursday, July 5, 2012

"But the end of all things is at hand: be ye therefore sober, and watch unto prayer."
(1 Peter 4:7)

Emergency Call to Prayer: Day Two

Continuing in fasting, in prayer, and in repentance for God's hand of mercy to rest again upon our people, and heal our land . . .

The Daily Brief

1. State Department investigating UN agency for computer shipments to Iran and North Korea- Fox News

State Department investigating shipment of computers and other sophisticated equipment to North Korea and Iran by way of an obscure United Nations agency, despite ongoing UN and US sanctions against both governments aimed at blocking their development of nuclear weapons.

- Father, we pray that You will intervene to stop this pipeline of technology to the nations whose leaders espouse violence and hatred.

- "Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him." [Psalm 140:11b]

2. A) Iran says can destroy U.S. bases "minutes after attack" - Reuters

Iran has threatened to destroy U.S. military bases across the Middle East and target Israel within minutes of being attacked, Iranian media reported on Wednesday, as Revolutionary Guards extended test-firing of ballistic missiles into a third day.

B) US sends floating base for Special Forces to Gulf to thwart Iran - UK Telegraph

US officials have revealed that a military build-up in the Gulf region includes the deployment of warships, F-22 stealth fighter jets and a new amphibious base to launch Special Forces attacks.

- Lord, we call forth Your Heavenly Army to stand against the plans of wicked men. We draw the Bloodline of Jesus around American troops and ships as they stand guard against Iran.

- "You have a mighty arm; strong is Your hand, and high is Your right hand." [Psalm 89:13]

3. Obama's 'American story' faces fresh scrutiny- Fox News

New publication presents instances where 'Dreams From My Father' fails to match facts as author reports them.

- Father, we pray that You will reveal any and all deception regarding our President.

- "Wickedness will not deliver those who are given to it." [Eccl 8:8c]

4. Annual Day of Prayer proclamations in dispute - Washington Times

Colorado is embroiled in a legal battle over the constitutionality of the National Day of Prayer proclamation.

- Lord, we praise Your Holy Name! As man attempts to remove You from our nation, we stand firmly in the Love of Your Son, knowing that no one can stop either prayer or our relationship to You.

-"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord." [Romans 8:38]

5. Americans squeezed by higher rents, tight credit - Reuters

Five years after the housing bubble burst, the United States is in the midst of a housing affordability crisis. Home prices have fallen a third from their peaks, but many Americans cannot benefit because they cannot get a mortgage.

- Thank You, Lord, that You have promised provision to Your people. We pray those who need a home will be able to obtain one, and that You will work miracles in the midst of this difficult economic time.

- "No good thing will He withhold from those who walk uprightly." [Psalm 84:11b]

6. More than 1 million in U.S. still without power five days after storm - Reuters

More than 1 million homes and businesses in a swath from Indiana to Virginia remained without power on Wednesday, five days after deadly storms tore through the region.

- Continue to pray for this region to have power completely restored. May this be an opportunity for God to draw people to Himself.

- "He will spare the poor and needy, and will save the souls of the needy." [Psalm 72:13]

The Middle East in Focus

The Middle East in Focus

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

"There is a river whose streams shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacle of the Most High. God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved . . ." (Psalm 46:4,5)

1. Kenya official: Iranian agents planned attack against Israeli, U.S. targets - Ha'aretz

Officials in Kenya said on Monday that two Iranian agents arrested with explosives planned to attack Israeli, American, British or Saudi Arabian targets inside Kenya.

2. Mofaz to 'give PM more time' to resolve draft crisis - Ynet News

For the time being, Shaul Mofaz will not carry out his threat to quit the coalition following Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to dissolve the Plesner Committee "because he really wants to see this historic process through," a source close to the Kadima chairman said Wednesday night.

3. Arafat Body Could Be Exhumed In Poisoning Row - Sky News

The body of veteran Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat could be exhumed after it emerged that he may have been poisoned.

4. Beirut banks funneling illicit funds for Hezbollah - Jerusalem Post

In a move that could destabilize Beirut's financial position, a US pressure group urged international financial firms on Tuesday to ditch Lebanese debt and securities, saying that Hezbollah is using Lebanon's banks in a large scale money-laundering scheme that is also helping Iran evade banking sanctions.

The Daily Jot!

New Homeland Security Report: Christian patriots a terrorist threat

Homeland Security's National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism in January released a report entitled Hot Spots of Terrorism and Other Crimes in the United States. According to the report's introduction, "The goal of this program is to sponsor research that will aid the intelligence and law enforcement communities in identifying potential terrorist threats and support policy makers in developing prevention efforts." The report, paid for by taxpayers--that's We The People--ostensibly studied terrorist attacks in the United States from 1970 through 2008. If you are patriotic to America, Christian, pro-life, believe in national sovereignty, are reverent of individual liberty, you are a terrorist threat.

The report claims that there have been 98,000 terrorist attacks worldwide since 1970 "committed by more than 2,000 terrorist organizations around the world." It defines terrorism as "the threatened or actual use of illegal force by non-state actors, in order to attain a political, economic, religious or social goal, through fear, coercion or intimidation." There is only one reference to Islam in the entire 37 page report. There is no mention of the 9/11 attack. There is no mention of how many of the global terrorist attacks were related to Islam. The report spends considerable time explaining that immigration (the assumption "illegal immigration" is not apparent) does not lead to increased crime or terrorism.

The report categorizes the Aryan Nations--a racist hate group--as part of the "Christian Identity Movement." Extreme Right Wing terrorist groups are defined as those who "believe in the need to be prepared for an attack either by participating in paramilitary preparations and training or survivalism. Groups may also be fiercely nationalistic (as opposed to universal and international in orientation), anti-global, suspicious of centralized federal authority, reverent of individual liberty, and believe in conspiracy theories that involve grave threat to national sovereignty and/or personal liberty." It lumps "Christian Reconstructionists" (politically active Christians) and "Islamists" as the same religious terrorist threat. Groups opposing abortion are also considered a terrorist threat.

Homeland Security is actually profiling true Americans and classifying them as potential terrorists, essentially ignoring those who near exclusively commit the most and deadliest terror attacks--Islamists. The report's conclusion: "Counter to recent empirical findings, language diversity evidences a strong and significant positive relationship with terrorist attacks and ordinary crime." Speaking another language makes you more likely to be a terrorist or criminal. But being Islamist, doesn't? And if you are a pro-American, pro-life, fundamental Christian, you are likely to be a terrorist. What did Yeshua say in Luke 21:17? "And you shall be hated of all men for my name's sake." Now your government is acting on it.


To read the report:

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Alert from The Justice Foundation

Alert from The Justice Foundation

The Supreme Court by a 5-4 vote has unleashed a potential disaster upon America. In a very bizarre and unexpected twist, Chief Justice John Roberts has voted to strike down the insurance mandate as exceeding the power of the government under the Commerce Clause, but he has upheld it as a tax. The Administration argued that this was not a tax when it passed it to Congress, then switched its position to argue that it was a tax in the court.

Please pray one of the parties will file for rehearing at this time on the issue of Estoppel. Equitable Estoppel means that a party cannot claim one thing at one time and then change its position to claim another thing. That is fraud which the courts will not allow. We believe that constitutional integrity requires that if something is a tax it be called a tax and passed by Congress as a tax. Obamacare would not have passed as a tax. That is why they lied about it. Then they changed their position in court.
We have already asked Texas and another party to consider rehearing. We would then call the Nation for prayer for Chief Justice Roberts to change his mind.
Very Truly Yours,

Allan E. Parker
President, Justice Foundation

- "But let justice run down like water, And righteousness like a mighty stream." (Amos 5:24)

Vets Combatting Unemployment

Vets Combatting Unemployment

One of the truly heartbreaking aspects of the Obama economy is the difficulty so many returning veterans have in finding employment. While the national unemployment rate is 8.2%, it is nearly 13% for returning veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan.

The Veterans of Foreign Wars has made reducing this startling statistic a top priority by sponsoring a company called VetJobs. VetJobs just announced that it is working to help our veterans fill thousands of jobs building the Keystone XL pipeline. But there's a catch. These jobs are on the Canadian side of the border.

Thanks to Obama, there are no Keystone pipeline jobs in this country. In fact, VetJobs had corporate commitments to hire 8,000 veterans for the Keystone pipeline project in America until the Obama Administration rejected it. A recent Rasmussen poll found that 60% of likely voters support the Keystone pipeline, but Barack Obama is siding with the 22% who oppose it.

Thankfully for our vets, the VWF and VetJobs have been able to salvage something of their efforts. But this is just one more example of how Barack Obama's left-wing ideology is hurting America and costing jobs. (Gary Bauer)

U.S. Increases Forces in Persian Gulf


The US has moved significant military reinforcements into the Persian Gulf to deter the Iranian military from any attempt to shut the Strait of Hormuz and increased the number of fighter jets capable of striking deep into Iran if the standoff over its nuclear program escalates. The Navy has additionally doubled the number of minesweepers assigned to the region. "Don't even think about closing the strait. We'll clear the mines," said one defense official. "Don't even think about sending your fast boats out to harass our vessels or commercial shipping. We'll put them on the bottom of the gulf." Another administration official was quoted as saying, "When the president says there are other options on the table beyond negotiations, he means it." The deployment of more American warplanes in the Persian Gulf would give the US a greater ability to strike deep within Iran in the event of a decision by President Obama to attack Iran's nuclear facilities. (Arutz-7)

"At the sight of the battle standard their commanders will panic." (Isa 31:9)
(Source: Barry and Batya Segal; Jerusalem-on-the-Line, Wed., July 4)

Syria Running 27 Torture Centers


Syrian intelligence agencies are running 27 torture centers across the country, Human Rights Watch said on Tuesday. Documented torture methods "clearly point to a state policy of torture and ill-treatment and therefore constitute a crime against humanity," the report said. The group called for the UN Security Council to refer the issue to the International Criminal Court and to adopt targeted sanctions against officials carrying out abuse. The report is based on 200 interviews conducted by Human Rights Watch since the beginning of anti-government demonstrations in Syria in March 2011. It includes maps locating the detention facilities, video accounts from former detainees, and sketches of torture techniques described by numerous people who witnessed or experienced torture in these facilities. (Reuters)

- Pray this brutality against innocent civilians, including women and children, will be fully exposed to the nations and brought to a halt.

- "Oh let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end; but establish the just . . ." (Psalm 7:9)

(Source: Barry and Batya Segal; Jerusalem-on-the-Line, Wed., July 4)

Outrage in Egypt


Egypt's new government is sparking growing outrage in the US for its attempts to win the release of Sheik Omar Abdel Rahman, the blind cleric behind the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. In Cairo, President-elect Mohamed Morsi proclaimed to hundreds of thousands of supporters in Tahir Square on Friday that he will gain the release of Rahman, who is in a federal prison in North Carolina after having been convicted of masterminding the bombing that killed six and unsuccessfully plotting to blow up other landmarks, including the United Nations.

Although a US official said the sheik will never be freed, the fact that Egypt's newly-installed Muslim Brotherhood government is asking has top American leaders seething. Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y. said, "It's disgusting for a head of government to state in his inaugural speech that a man who attempted to commit mass murder should be freed - and the Muslim Brotherhood has been trying to convince us they have changed. We need to be more on guard than ever." Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y. called Morsi's speech an insult to the memories of the victims of the World Trade Center Bombing. "Rest assured, Rahman will stay right where he belongs - in jail for the rest of his life," Schumer said. (Fox News)

- Pray the Muslim Brotherhood will fully expose itself to US leaders for the wolf in sheep's clothing that it is.

- "He uncovers deep things out of darkness, And brings the shadow of death to light." (Job 12:22)

(Source: Barry and Batya Segal; Jerusalem-on-the-Line, Wed., July 4)

The Good News Corner

The Good News Corner
Spiritual Earthquake in Middle East as Holy Spirit "Heats Things Up"

"No government, no leader can block intercession around the world. So, we need to pray as Believers that God would continue to push the Gospel out to the ends of the earth." -Tim Doyle

(Jerusalem, Israel)-While on a Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca several years ago, Ali (last name held for privacy) met Jesus in a dream.

"First, Jesus touched my forehead with His finger," he said. "And after touching me, He said, 'You belong to Me.'"

"I decided I [wasn't] going to finish the Hajj," added Ali. "Whatever it takes, I'm going to follow that Voice."

According to a CBN report, Ali's testimony is one of several included in the film documentary, "More Than Dreams."

Tim Doyle, of e3 Ministries, said, "We're seeing [dreams and visions in the Middle East] all around. We're hearing about people that have never even thought about Jesus as Savior...they're having dreams over and over."

Doyle is quoted as saying there's a spiritual earthquake beneath the current revolution in the Middle East. "Man," he says, "as things heat up...the Holy Spirit is moving even more powerfully."

Source: Chris Mitchell, Julie Stahl - CBN News

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