Wednesday, March 19, 2014

CHPP Daily Brief - Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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The Daily Brief

"Praying for All in Authority"

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

"He has brought me to his banquet hall, And his banner over me is love."
(Song of Solomon 2:4)
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The Daily Brief

1. U.S. senators urge Obama to be tough on Iran nuclear program - Reuters

As talks on a nuclear deal for Iran resumed in Vienna Tuesday, a wide majority of U.S. senators urged President Barack Obama to insist that any final agreement state that Iran "has no inherent right to enrichment under the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty."

- Father God, we pray that You will stretch out Your mighty arm,which is not shortened, over our president, all our senators, and open up the mind of the president to respond to the inherent will of God and the advice of these senators. Overrule Iran's treaty, my God, and place it on sinking sand, never to be implemented. In the Name of Yahshua we pray.

- "Your terribleness has deceived you, and the pride of your heart, O thou that dwells in the clefts of the rock, that holds the height of the hill: though you should make your nest as high as the eagle, 'I will bring these down from thence,' says the Lord." (Jeremiah 49:16)

2. Israel can't rely on 'weak' US to deal with Iran, Ya'alon warns - Times of Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Monday issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the US to thwart Iran's nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.

- Oh God, we lift up our voice to the mighty God of heaven and ask that You will intervene and sound the trumpet against the Iranian government who is being used by the evil one to bring great chaos into the world at large. Put a cap on this administration's words that is causing vulnerability for the United States and only aids in its attempts to destroy our country. Save the US and strengthen Israel as You have always stood with them. In Yahshua's Name we pray.

- "Yea, all kings shall fall down before God: all nations shall serve Him. For He shall deliver the needy when he cries; the poor also, and him that has no helper. He shall redeem their soul from deceit and violence: and precious shall their blood be in God's sight." (Psalm 72:11-14)

3. PA: 'Allah Will Gather Israelis So We Can Kill Them' - Arutz Sheva

A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official appeared on PA TV on Wednesday, where he called Israelis "an advanced instrument of evil," claiming "Allah will gather them so that we can kill them."

- Father God in heaven, look upon the evil blindness of the PA and close their mouths from speaking such lies that Israel is "an advanced instrument of evil." They will bare these sinful acts when they stand before the God of heaven one day. Bring conviction upon their souls that they repent and be forgiven. In Yahshua's Name we pray.

- "They are of those that rebel against the light; they know not the ways thereof, nor abide in the paths of light." (Job 24:13)

4. Christians' Throats Slit in Pagan Slaughterhouse - WND

After exposing videos of "ritual human sacrifices" of Christians by Muslims, a former Palestinian Liberation Organization member-turned-Christian has discovered a new set of shocking videos that show human slaughterhouses in which non-Muslims are executed.

- Father God, we ask that You dispatch a myriad of warring angels from heaven to fight against the cruelty and demonic slaughtering of the persecuted church as a whole, who believe in the glorious Jesus (Yahshua) as the eternal Savior of the world. Christians are the only church on the face of the earth who are unbelievably persecuted and killed for their faith in Jesus Christ. No other church or religious teaching believes in Jesus, because each one is a part of the world system and receive no persecution from their own kind. Send the powerful angels to fight the battle of the persecuted church. We pray in the Name of Yahshua, Jesus the Christ.

- "His Name shall endure forever: His Name shall be continued as long as the sun: and men shall be blessed in Him: all nations shall call Him blessed. Blessed be the Lord God, the God of Israel, who only does wondrous things. And blessed be His glorious Name forever; and let the whole earth be filled with His glory. Amen and Amen." (Psalm 72:17-19)

5. U.S. Forces Unable to Seize Drug Shipments Due to Declining Resources - Washington Free Beacon

U.S. maritime forces are unable to seize almost three-quarters of drug shipments smuggled into America due to declining resources, according to recent comments by the commander of U.S. Southern Command.

- Father God, spare not the ones in our government who have withheld adequate resources to fight the war on drugs. Put a stranglehold on those who are benefiting financially by allowing these drug shipments to be cleared and arrive at its intended destination. Clear our land of this great evil that is destroying drug users' lives and sending them to an eternity without God. In the Name of Yahshua we pray.

- "For the wicked is cast into a net by his own feet, and he walks upon a snare. The snare is laid for him in the ground, and a trap for him in the way. Terrors shall make him afraid on every side, and shall drive him to his feet." (Job 18:8-11)

6. NSA surveillance program reaches 'into the past' to retrieve, replay phone calls - Washington Post

The National Security Agency has built a surveillance system capable of recording "100 percent" of a foreign country's telephone calls, enabling the agency to rewind and review conversations as long as a month after they take place, according to people with direct knowledge of the effort and documents supplied by former contractor Edward Snowden.

- Father God, we thank You for this ability given the United States to protect itself against our enemies. May our country be strengthened by this information. We have been forewarned of impending dangers aimed at our destruction. We pray this not be shoved into a desk drawer and forgotten. In the Name of Yahshua.

- "God is wise in heart, and mighty in strength: Who is he that has hardened himself against Him, and has prospered?" (Job 9:4)

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:

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. " (Psalm 23:1)

1. Israel strikes Syrian army targets in response to attack on IDF jeep - Jerusalem Post

Israel's air force attacked on Wednesday morning Syrian army targets in response to an attack on an IDF jeep on Tuesday in the Golan Heights.

2. Israel can't rely on 'weak' US to deal with Iran, Ya'alon warns - Times of Israel

Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon on Monday issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the US to thwart Iran's nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.

3. PA: 'Allah Will Gather Israelis So We Can Kill Them' - Arutz Sheva

A senior Palestinian Authority (PA) official appeared on PA TV on Wednesday, where he called Israelis "an advanced instrument of evil," claiming "Allah will gather them so that we can kill them."

The Daily Jot

America's shifting prophetic position

American losses in the foreign policy arena are adding up. There is no direct mention of America in the Bible. End time prophecies indicate that nations who come against Jerusalem will be destroyed. From the early 1600s through the late 1800's, the United States was a strong Christian nation whose founding strength was based on Biblical principles and its general population were followers of the one true God. Beginning in the 1900s, the "progressives" began putting a stake in the ground on social development, and this, among other things, has led this nation away from its foundational beliefs. The current leadership has exponentially accelerated those progressive ideals and the nation and its people suffer.

Our prophetic direction as a nation has taken an ill turn. In my lifetime, I have witnessed the tipping point of accelerated demise beginning with the progressives running Nixon out of office and ushering Jimmy Carter into the presidency. Carter diminished the presidency in the eyes of nations. He began the so-called "peace process" by elevating Yassir Arafat's PLO terrorist organization equal to Israel. He began the era of modern Islamic terrorism by his heavy handed deposing of the Shah of Iran in favor of the "democratically" elected Ayatollahs. With a little reprise under Ronald Reagan, all other presidents since have advanced Islam at the expense of Israel, moreover, at odds with the word of God.
Like Carter, the current occupant of the Oval Office has led the economy down a path that resulted in astronomical federal debt, unemployment and hardship. He has also cleared the way for Islam to take over countries as like in the days of the Ottoman Caliphate by using the name of democracy, but supporting tyranny. He has pressured Israel like no other president to accept the terrorist state that refuses to recognize Israel and speaks in Arabic about how Israel should be wiped off the face of the map. This "president" has done more to advance the dark side of prophecy than any other president in the history of the United States, AND he is systematically destroying our infrastructure of freedom.

America is on the precipice of becoming a super-non-power. When evil men like Russia's Putin can invade with impunity; when America assists The Muslim Brotherhood and al Qaeda in overthrowing governments and they persecute God's people at will, America no longer stands powerfully in the breech as a relevant force for good. Our prophetic position has eternal implications. Herein is a prophetic riddle: "A wise man's heart is at his right hand: but a fool's heart at his left" (Ecclesiastes 10:2). Jesus said in Matthew 25:32-33, "And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on his left." The sheep then enter the kingdom. Where are we headed as a nation? Left or right?

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

Hobby Lobby Update

Hobby Lobby Heads to Supreme Court Next Week

- to Fight for Religious Freedom

David and Barbara Green started a small business out of their garage. It was 1972. The Oklahoma family had just $600 and a lot of faith. Two years later, they opened their first Hobby Lobby store in Oklahoma City.

Today, the evangelical-owned arts-and-crafts chain employs 28,000 people in more than 500 stores across the country. And for the past three years, the Greens have been fighting a government mandate that could force them out of businesses.

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear their case next week.

The Obama administration required for-profit businesses to offer potential abortion inducing drugs in employee health plans by August 2012. Nonprofits - many of which are faith-based - had a so-called safe-harbor from the Health and Human Services (HHS) mandate until January.

"This is an issue of life, and we cannot be a part of taking life," Steve Green explained. "So to be in a situation where the government is telling us we have to be is incredible."

The Supreme Court will hear Hobby Lobby's on March 25. The high court will also hear arguments that day in a case involving a Mennonite-owned business. The Hahn family, who owns and operates Conestoga Wood Specialties in Lancaster, Pa., filed a complaint against the mandate last year.

If the Supreme Court rules against the Green family business, the fines would be more than $1 million a day. David Green, the company's CEO, has said he would rather shut it all down rather than comply.

More than 90 suits are in play.

To date, courts have granted 52 injunctions, halting the mandate for 33 for-profit businesses and for 19 nonprofit organizations.

Last summer, the 10th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals granted Hobby Lobby a temporary reprieve from the mandate.

"That federal court decision said that they had a right to religious freedom and that the government had trampled on that right," said Lori Windham, senior counsel for the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. "What's at stake here is whether you're able to keep your religious freedom when you open a family business,"

The Supreme Court is expected to make its decision in these two cases this summer. (CitizenLink) Read more.

Pray for Hobby Lobby

Pray for Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Woods:

A Prayer Guide Offered by the Alliance Defense Fund

Obamacare's Abortion Pill Mandate is on trial at the U.S. Supreme Court on March 25, 2014. Two family-owned companies, Hobby Lobby and Conestoga Wood Specialties, are challenging the Abortion Pill Mandate that would force them to pay for life-ending drugs, or face crippling fines. The outcome will have a dramatic impact on your religious freedom in America.

With so much at stake, for the past two months, The Alliance Defense Fund has been sponsoring nine weeks of prayer for this case. This week is the last week to do so.

Please go to the ADF's website to access prayer points now, leading up to the case that will be heard next week at the Supreme Court.

We invite you to join us each week, lifting up the people and issues related to the trial. Every week we will upload a new prayer guide for you, your family, and your church to use as you appeal to God.

Alert from Israel

Israel fears Malaysia Airlines jet is now a terror tool

Israel Breaking News Video

Top Israeli defense officials have hurriedly put in place a confidential list of secret security measures in light of the baffling disappearance of a Malaysia Airlines jumbo jet that experts fear could become a weapon of mass destruction if in the wrong hands. With no trace of Beijing-bound flight MH370 after nine days, one of several theories that has emerged is that the plane was hijacked to Iran, where it could be turned into a massive and devastating weapon. Two Iranian passengers are known to have been aboard, travelling on false passports. While Israeli officials did not confirm any suspicions regarding Iran, experts said it is not a stretch to point the finger at Israel's middle east nemesis. "My guess is based upon the stolen passports, and I believe Iran was involved [in the disappearance of the plane]," Issac Yeffet, formerly a global security expert for Israel's national airline El Al told today's Times of Israel. "They hijacked the aircraft and they landed it in a place that nobody can see or find it." As the search continued to widen fruitlessly, Israeli security officials and aviation authorities, who have long feared a 9/11-style attack, conducted a security assessment and rapidly implemented a series of security measures. The only one reported publicly is that Israeli air traffic controllers will demand that incoming aircraft identify themselves earlier than has so far been the case, sources told

IDF officials aim to ensure an unthinkable repetition of the Twin Towers attack doesn't happen in Tel Aviv, where the skyscraping triple Azrieli Towers rise high above the city. There's good reason to believe the three-tower commercial-residential-office complex is a coveted target of the Islamic Republic. In a recent video simulation broadcast by Iranian state TVafter the initial agreement with the international community on a reduction in Iran's nuclear capability was signed, the Azrieli Towers were shown being blown up by Iranian missiles. The Israeli media has speculated that if Iran played a part in the disappearance of the plane, it is all but certain the regime would not have been directly involved. It would likely instead act through a third party, using one of the many international terror organizations Iran sponsors and maintaining plausible deniability. Tehran would not want to jeopardize the easing of international sanctions and other gains made recently at the Geneva negotiations with the US and the P5+1. The recent interception of a boatload of Iranian M-302 missiles headed for Israel's enemies in the Gaza Strip or Sinai Peninsula has given rise to further speculation in Israel that Iran might be considering all manner of means to strike back after such an embarrassing and damaging loss. "This would never have happened on an Israeli plane," Yeffet said. "An El Al aircraft was hijacked for the first and last time in 1968. Since then, there has not been a single flight where security did not check every single name."
Yeffet believes that the time consuming and often-criticized profiling of every passenger at Israeli airports would have picked up the Iranians travelling on false papers. Most flights to and from Israel require check-in three hours before the advertised flight time and passengers are often faced with many questions (some personal) that some people take exception to. The fact remains though that the Israeli method seems to work and has, thus far, proved watertight. "More security costs more money," Menachem Yarden, a retired El Al pilot with more than 37 years experience told Fox "Few companies these days are making money because of increased costs and relatively low ticket prices. Especially in the U.S., spending more money on security and telling people to come 3 hours before the flight - even if their flight time is just one hour - it's crazy. No-one would fly." Asked if air marshals - allegedly placed on every El Al plane - might have made difference to flight MH370 if, as some believe, it has been hijacked, Yarden said, "As El Al pilots we didn't know all the security measures [put in place]. Security is a separate matter [to piloting] and the fewer people that know about it, the more secure it is." Yarden said it is possible such a huge aircraft could have flown thousands of miles undetected. "Yes. It is possible to fly as low as the pilot is able," Yarden confirmed. "When you switch off the transponder no civil controller can see you. In 9/11 the pilots switched off the transponders and no one saw them. It is not like military radar which sends electromagnetic pulses that receives back the echo via antenna." "In this extraordinary case any theory might be the right theory," Yarden concluded. "No one knows what's happened."
(Source: Fox News) Read more here.
To view the video for this report, please go here.
- Holy God, we cry out to You, along with every believer now on earth, that the location of this aircraft be finally found, and for all hidden plots, schemes, and agendas to be revealed and dismantled. Lord God, Omnisicient One, You know the answer to this mystery, so we all cry out to You now, God of mercy, to reveal this secret. We thank You, Lord, that we do not pray to a "god" without ears; but we pray to You, O Holy One, who hears and answers our prayers. We ask this in Jesus' mighty Name, amen and amen.
- "He reveals the deep things of darkness and brings utter darkness into the light." (Job 12:22)

Fight For Faith

Fight For Faith

The radical left's assault against religious liberty in America is a disturbing trend that must be confronted. Whether it's public prayers or Obamacare's mandates, the left is increasingly intolerant toward people of faith. Sadly, the military has been a prime target for the tyrants of tolerance.

In recent days, news broke that a cadet at the Air Force Academy was forced to remove a scripture verse from a whiteboard outside his dorm room. Even though the boards are for official and personal use, quoting the Bible was deemed inappropriate.

According to Mikey Weinstein of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, the scripture quote "elevated one religious faith over all others at an already virulently hyper-fundamentalist Christian institution. It massively poured fundamentalist Christian gasoline on an already raging out-of-control conflagration of fundamentalist Christian tyranny, exceptionalism and supremacy at the [United States Air Force Academy]."

I am pleased to report that the heavy-handed suppression of First Amendment rights spawned a mini rebellion at the Academy. In response, at least a dozen other cadets posted scripture verses on their whiteboards. Now Weinstein is threatening to sue the Air Force Academy unless this outbreak of free speech and religious expression is crushed.

The free exercise of faith was so important to our Founding Fathers that it was included in the First Amendment to the Constitution. I am proud to be part of a coalition that is defending the religious liberty of the courageous men and women who defend our liberty. And right now, the cadets at our Air Force Academy need your support!

TAKE ACTION: Click here to sign our petition to Lt. Gen. Michelle Johnson, Superintendent of the Air Force Academy, urging her to defend the religious liberty of Academy cadets. Please be certain to share our petition with like-minded friends and family members. (Gary Bauer)

The Good News Corner

The Good News Corner:

Despite Boycotts, St. Patty's Day Organizers
Refuse to Bow to Political Correctness

The St. Patrick's Day Parade "is a celebration of Irish heritage and culture-nothing more, nothing less. There's another parade in New York City that celebrates being gay and lesbian, and that's the Gay Pride Parade." -Hilary Beirne, Secretary of New York's St. Patrick's Day Parade Committee

(New York, NY)-They don't call them "The Fighting Irish" for nothing.

Numerous media outlets are reporting that St. Patrick's Day parade organizers in New York and Boston remained undeterred in their efforts by several politicians who opted out of making appearances during festivities in solidarity with pro-gay lobbies.

New York mayor Bill De Blasio was one such figurehead, becoming the first mayor in decades to sit out the city's St. Patrick's Day parade. So did Boston mayor Martin Walsh.

Ireland's Prime Minister Edna Kenny, however-quoted as saying the holiday is about Irishness and not sexuality-gladly joined the New York parade.

Speaking to the Wall Street Journal last month, Hilary Beirne, executive secretary of New York City's St. Patrick's Day Parade, said the parade "is a celebration of Irish heritage and culture-nothing more, nothing less. There's another parade in New York City that celebrates being gay and lesbian and that's the Gay Pride Parade."

On a separate note, several large corporations which have traditionally supported the parades, gave in to LGBT pressure and backed out of their sponsorship at the last moment; liquor companies Guinness, Heineken and Sam Adams, to name a few. (Read more) (Breaking Christian News)

Signs and Wonders

Signs and Wonders:

El Hierro Volcano activity report - Swarm over again

A note to our readers: El Hierro is a volcano located on the Canary Islands. Scientists are watching this area closely. Should an eruption occur there, the impact would be felt not only on the "nearby" west coast of Africa, but all across the Atlantic Ocean to our shores, too.

To view the recent activity level of this volcano over the past few days, please go here.

"And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men's hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near."
(Luke 21:25-28)

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