Tuesday, September 24, 2013

CHPP Daily Brief Tuesday, September 24, 2013


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The Daily Brief Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013

Praying the Word of God . . .
in the Will of God . . .
over the Issues of the Day

(Isaiah 55:11)

"I cried unto the LORD with my voice, and He heard me out of His holy hill." (Psalm 3:4)

The Daily Brief

1. Source says US investigating deadly Kenya terror attack, as 'most' hostages freed - Fox News

Kenyan police and security forces continued their attempts early Monday morning to free the last few hostages held in a shopping mall in the capital, Nairobi, by members of an Al Qaeda-linked Somali militant group.

- Lord, let hearts and minds of those who are meditating or thinking about these attacks awaken to realize the days we are living in and that they must get right with the Lord.

- "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." (Mark 1:15)

2. Iranian president brags about deceiving the West - Daily Caller

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani has gone on a charm offensive lately with multiple interviews with American media promising collaboration, but a recent video shows he takes pride in deceiving the West.

- Lord God, we thank You that many of us have learned that the Koran teaches that it is permissible to "lie to the infidel" if it advances the cause of Islam; while Your Word forbids us to bear false witness. We ask You, by Your Holy Spirit, to open the eyes of the people of Islam to see this difference, to repent, and to come to you for salvation and for cleansing of all sin. We ask You for a harvest of souls from those who are in bondage to this teaching in Jesus' Name, amen.

- "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." (Exodus 20:16)

3. Hacking U.S. Secrets, China Pushes for Drones - NY Times

For almost two years, hackers based in Shanghai went after one foreign defense contractor after another, at least 20 in all. Their target, according to an American cybersecurity company that monitored the attacks, was the technology behind the United States' clear lead in military drones.

- Lord, we ask first that these drones be used for the blessing and the benefit of the American people, and not for evil purposes. Then, we ask for Your hand of protection to rest upon those who are developing this program, as well as all the cybersecurity that is involved. We continue to ask prayer for the salvation of the multitudes in the nation of China, that they might come to faith quickly, while there is still time. We ask all of this in Jesus' precious Name, amen.

- "Do they not go astray who devise evil? But mercy and truth belong to those who devise good." (Proverbs 14:22)

4. Democrats, Republicans expect to avert U.S. government shutdown - Reuters

Key Democrats and Republicans said on Sunday that they expect a bitterly divided Congress to somehow come together and avert a U.S. government shutdown in eight days.

- ALERT!! As we write this, Senator Ted Cruz has launched a filibuster, in support of defunding Obamacare. Several other senators have now joined him, despite the objections of Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. Please pray for Senator Ted Cruz' stamina and perseverance and for more fellow Senators to relieve him in his filibuster TONIGHT!!

We ask our Prayer Partners to support this filibuster in diligent prayer, so that all who will speak on the Senate floor to block the funding of Obamacare will be strengthened for this task at hand. Pleaes turn your television on and watch C-Span2: the Senate floor tonight, and pray during this time. Thank you!

- "The law of the wise is a fountain of life, To turn one away from the snares of death." (Proverbs 13:14)

5. Health Law Thrust Into Fiscal Fights - Wall Street Journal

House Republicans on Friday thrust President Barack Obama's health law into the middle of two looming fiscal battles, a strategy that roils Congress's efforts to keep the government solvent this fall and avoid a partial government shutdown in less than two weeks.

- Pray that the implementation of Obamacare be totally stopped, and for no destructive compromises to be passed into law. "Obamacare" is God's "red line" in judgment against our nation, for with the blood of over 55 million unborn babies on our land, we can no longer literally afford to pass a "health care" law that includes the federal funding of abortion on demand. Pray!

- "A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health. Poverty and shame will come to him who disdains correction, But he who regards a rebuke will be honored." (Proverbs 13:17,18)

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:

"He is Lord of lords and King of kings. And those with Him are the called and elect and faithful."(Revelation 17:14)

1. Putin: Israel's nuclear weapons just make it a target - Jerusalem Post

Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Israel's alleged nuclear weapons stockpile only serves to make the Jewish state "a target" and creates "foreign policy problems."

2. Iran, displaying new missiles, calls Israel a 'regional threat' - Times of Israel

Iran's president called Israel a threat to the region Sunday while insisting his own country is "loyal" to its pledge not to seek nuclear weapons.

3. Netanyahu Is Said to View Iran Deal as a Possible Trap - NY Times

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel, stepping up his effort to blunt a diplomatic offensive by Iran, plans to warn the United Nations next week that a nuclear deal with the Iranian government could be a trap similar to one set by North Korea eight years ago, according to an Israeli official involved in drafting the speech.

The Persecuted Church

Today's Focus: The Persecuted Church

"The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ, and the love of God, and the communion of the Holy Spirit be with you all. Amen." (2 Corinthians 13:14 NKJV)

Catholic Church: Too Much Violence Against Christians, World Pretending to be Blind - AsiaNews

In his speech, the cardinal, who is archbishop of Genoa, touched on issues that are sensitive in contemporary Italy, and devoted a long passage to the international situation.

The first point the bishop mentioned was the harm of individualism, which poisons groups and peoples. "This is visible on the international stage with open and continuous forms of discrimination and intolerance. In too many parts of the world, violence, especially against the Christians, not only continues but it also seems to be intensifying. God does not want this, and the international community continues to be half-hearted, pretending not to see. To the many brothers and sisters who are persecuted for their faith, we pledge our warm closeness in prayer and in every other form of solidarity, but we also raise a strong voice, that respect and coexistence may assert themselves in a clear and definitive way."

"A word of sincere closeness goes to Syria," Card Bagnasco went on to say, "for the 100,000 killed in the fighting, the 2 million refugees, the whole population that has long lived in violence and fear and even the entire Middle East, beginning with the Holy Land."

"The Holy Father, Francis, has repeatedly appealed for the path of dialogue and negotiation. He called for a day of fasting and prayer for peace in justice. It was not only an inspiration that was followed by Catholics and Christians, but also by believers of other religions and non-believers. May the Lord grant wisdom to the leaders of nations, knowing that war does not produce peace, but begets violence, hatred, and revenge. "

For more news about the Persecuted Church, and how you can be more involved in intercession for these precious saints, go here.

The Madison Report

The Madison Report



Team Madison-

The fight to defund Obamacare has moved to the United States Senate. There, Senator Ted Cruz has led the fight on the floor all day against Majority Leader Harry Reid. Noticeably absent? Minority Leader Mitch McConnell. That's right. A freshman Senator was doing the job of a 28 year Washington, DC veteran this afternoon.

In fact, even as Senator Cruz is making the argument to fully fund the government and defund Obamacare, Mitch McConnell is putting out statements that he will vote for cloture, but against any continuing resolution that funds Obamacare.

Please note the wording of any and all statements by Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn and other GOP Senators over the next few days. I repeat. Please note the wording of any and all statements by Mitch McConnell, John Cornyn and other GOP Senators over the next few days.

They will pledge to their dying breath that they will vote against any CR that funds Obamacare. What they are hoping you don't understand is that the real vote is the cloture vote, the 60 vote threshold that must be reached before the final passage of any bill in the United States Senate. Why is that so important? Because with 46 GOP Senators, there are more than the needed 41 votes to block any procedural shenanigans that Harry Reid might pull. He is signaling right now that he will strip the defund Obamacare amendment language from the continuing resolution AFTER cloture.

Folks, it's time to call your Senators. To reach them, call the Senate switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be transferred to your Senators' offices. Tell them you expect them to vote against cloture and will not be satisfied with a show vote on final passage of a continuing resolution that funds Obamacare. [Note: As long as the Senate is in session tonight, their offices will also be open to take calls.]

Stay alert.

For Liberty.

Drew Ryun
The Madison Project

The Daily Jot

Kenya killing coming to America?

One has to look no further than the Islamic terrorist attack at a Kenyan mall to see the future of the United States. We have become a country whose leadership embraces Islam, tries to convince Americans that it is a peaceful religion with just a few fanatics, and refuses to recognize that not all Muslims are terrorists, but most terrorist are Muslim. In the case of the Boston bombing, the leftist politicians wasted no time in making known their demands to disarm America. Perhaps a wiser and more effective approach would be to address Islam, its illegal immigration into this country, its radical mosques throughout the nation, and its Muslim Brotherhood infiltration and favor in the White House and its Administration.

ABC News reports this: "The same group that claimed responsibility for an attack on a Kenyan mall this weekend that has claimed at least 68 lives has previously recruited dozens of Americans to join their cause. US officials estimate that as many as 50 Americans have traveled to training camps in Somalia, the home of the al Qaeda-linked terror group al-Shabaab, over the last six years. Just last month, al-Shabaab released a video showing three young men claiming to be from Minneapolis who the terror group said later died as martyrs." This is a grave concern for the United States, especially when the president of the country is actually materially aiding these people as allies in Egypt, Somalia, Syria, Libya and elsewhere.

In April, the president cleared the way for the US to send military weapons and "defense services" to the Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda-connected leadership in Somalia. He wrote in a memo to Secretary of State John Kerry saying, "I hereby find that the furnishing of defense articles and defense services to the Federal Republic of Somalia will strengthen the security of the United States and promote world peace." He is using the same type of language as a reason to arm Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda-lined rebels in Syria, even while admitting in his September 10th address to the nation about Syria, "It's true that some of Assad's opponents are extremists." No, it is true that ALL of them are extremists.

ABC News quoted a former FBI agent and terror expert, saying, "This is something scary. I mean, if you think about individuals who went and fought in a place like Somalia and when they come back home, there's nothing good that can come of this...What we see today in Kenya could be easily copied here in the United States." This is especially true when we have a president and an administration that embraces the leadership of these terrorists as allies and allows them access to America--a country they despise as the great satan. Jesus said in Matthew 24:4, "Take heed that no man deceive you." Deception is in the air. Treason is in the house. Death and destruction could be on the horizon.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

The Good News Corner

The Good News Corner:

Pastor Saeed Leads over 30 Prisoners to Christ, Writes Birthday Letter to Daughter Rebekka - Breaking Christian News

According to his wife, Naghmeh, Pastor Saeed-who is imprisoned at Evin in Iran-has been told repeatedly by prison officials that "they would free him and allow him to return" to his family, if he would only deny his Christian faith.

Naghmeh, in a convocation speech at Liberty University, says of her husband, "he's stood strong in that prison. He's led many, many-over 30 people-to Christ. . ."

This Thursday, September 26th will mark a year that Pastor Saeed has been jailed at Evin, one of Iran's most notorious prisons.

Naghmeh has organized a special worldwide prayer vigil in front of state capitols and other government buildings, scheduled for Thursday in an effort to see Saeed released.

This week seems perhaps opportune as well, since the president of Iran will be present at the United Nations. There has reportedly been a huge response to the letter-writing campaign to the Iranian president on behalf of Saeed, and it is hoped that he may choose to heed those requests for Saeed's freedom.

In the meantime, Saeed's daughter Rebekka recently celebrated her birthday, and Saeed managed to send her a letter. Below are some excerpts from his correspondence.

Read excerpts of letter here

Worship With Us Today!

Worship With Us Today

Rory Comtois

Lord I come into your Holy place.
Stand in awe, of your cleansing grace.
Who am I, that you would care for me?
I glorify the one who died for me.

Pray for the Harvest!

Pray for the Harvest!

"Do you not say, 'Four months more and then the harvest'? I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest." (John 4:35)

Every day, in every nation on earth, tens of thousands of men and women are making decisions for Christ. Now, you can monitor this amazing fact online by literally "watching" as these souls are born again into the Kingdom.

Of course, the identities of those who are coming to the Lord are never revealed, but our God knows who they are! Join us as we monitor these "names" daily, praying over each one to be mentored and to grow in his or her faith . . . even in these perilous times. You may visit either or both of the sites below, to pray for fields that are ripe for harvest.

> > > OPTION ONE: AboutJesus.net

Go here!

> > > OPTION TWO: The Great Commission Map!

Go here!