Wednesday, March 4, 2015

CHPP P.M. Netanyahu Addresses Congress Tuesday March 3, 2015

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P.M. Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Warns of a "Potential Nuclear Nightmare" Ahead

". . .who knows but that you have come to your royal position for such a time as this?" (Esther 4:14)
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P.M. Netanyahu Addresses Congress

P.M. Netanyahu Addresses Congress

Warns of a "Potential Nuclear Nightmare" Ahead

In blistering speech, PM warns 'bad' deal 'paves path' to Iranian nukes

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned Tuesday in a landmark address to the joint houses of Congress that a nuclear deal taking shape between Iran and Western powers "paves the path for Iran" to a nuclear bomb, rather than blocking it, and urged American leaders to walk away from what he called "a very bad deal." The emerging agreement, he told the assembled congresspeople and senators, would leave Tehran with "a vast nuclear infrastructure" that placed it dangerously close to the ability to break out to a nuclear bomb. It "will not prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons. It will all but guarantee that Iran will get nuclear weapons and a lot of them."

"Iran has proven time and again that it cannot be trusted," no matter what it says about permitting verification of the terms of any accord designed to prevent it from getting such weapons, he said. "This is a bad deal, it's a very bad deal. We're better off without it." (Times of Israel) Read more.

- Father God, we thank You for the words spoken by the Prime Minister of the nation of Israel today before a Joint Session of Congress. We thank You for the clarity of those words, and the honest presentation of the facts: that a nuclear Iran is at hand, and that our nation must do all in its power to cripple that agenda. We thank You, too, Lord, for the warm reception that the members of Congress gave P.M. Netanyahu as he entered the House chamber this morning. Praise the Lord.

- "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John 8:32)

To read the transcript of Netanyahu's speech, go here.

To view his speech, go here . . . and go here . . .

Obama's Reaction

Obama pans Bibi speech as 'nothing new'

There was "nothing new" in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's speech to a joint session of Congress, President Obama told reporters Tuesday in an 11-minute rebuttal from the Oval Office.

While the president said he missed the speech due to a call with European leaders, he criticized the address as lacking a "viable alternative" to his pursuit of a nuclear accord with Iran.

"I did have a chance to take a look at the transcript, and as far as I can tell, there was nothing new," Obama said.

"The prime minister appropriately pointed out that the bond between the United States of America is unbreakable, and on that point, I thoroughly agree," he said.

But he said that "the prime minister didn't offer any viable alternatives" to diplomacy on the "core issue" of stopping Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. (The Hill) Read more.

- Lord God, we repent that our president seems to be so unwilling to hear the heartcry of the Israeli people when it comes to the very real danger that a nuclear Iran poses to their very existence as a nation. As in the days of Queen Esther, we ask that You visit this "king," remove his stony heart, and give him a heart of flesh. Help him hear, O Lord . . . help him hear.

- "And I will give you a new heart, and put a new spirit within you: and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and will give you a heart of flesh." (Ezekiel 36:26)

Members of Congress Support the Speech

Israel Allies Caucus Members Issue Statements of Support following PM's speech

Following the historic address to a joint session of Congress by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Members and Supporters of the Congressional Israel Allies Caucus issued the following individual statements:

[To read their statements, please go here.]

Looking Ahead to Purim (I)

Wednesday, March 4 -- A Day Set Aside

Preparing for Purim--Event to Repent to Support Israel

The Living God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is a Giver of life and love to all peoples, His creation in His image. His Divine Providence exalts or depresses States and Kingdoms in proportion to their obedience or disobedience to His just and holy laws.

Today His blessings are under global attack from those who do not know Him.

Terrorists serve the spirit of death. They create fear and horrific bloodshed, especially in Jewish and Christian communities. Hatred surges.

Practical measures to defend against terrorism must be continued and enhanced. But terrorism and death is a spiritual problem for which a spiritual answer is needed.

This Living God, YHVH, has provided His answer in the Holy Scriptures. His answer can be implemented by individuals, but is most powerful when implemented by a sacred assembly of His believers.

The answer is for His People to repent and cry out to YHVH.
The Godly foundations YHVH established in Israel and other nations founded on His Providence and Covenant are replaced by license and tolerance. The lifeless ways of the world take root. Children in the womb are killed. God's definition of marriage is altered. Many urge Israel to give away her God-given land. Perversions of the flesh are taught to children worldwide and paraded in His most holy city, Jerusalem. Apostasy flourishes. The ways of the Living God are forgotten and flaunted.
For these sins judgment is deserved and forthcoming in terms of increased terrorism, natural disasters, and His Judgment in a global hour of unimaginable distress--- unless at this 11th hour His People, called by His name, humble themselves, and pray, and seek His face, and turn from their wicked ways. Sincere repentance among His People is the key. Only then will He hear from heaven, forgive sins and heal our lands. (2 Chronicles 7:14).
Only God's Hand, opened through repentance, will shut the door to terrorism.
To this end we call for a sacred day among His People, in all nations, to be honored in times of personal or corporate prayers of repentance on March 4, 2015. Christians will worship in terms of their Trinitarian understanding of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, while Jews will worship the Father in terms of their Adonai Echad understanding of YHVH. All will come together in repentance before Him, and in love for one another; for we are truly sons and daughters of One God and brothers and sisters of one another. Like the day of atonement, it will be a day to pray to the Living God, to "afflict one's soul," to confess our personal and national sins, to repent. Freedom and joy will bless all who repent.
His victory follows.

Looking Ahead to Purim (2)

A Biblical Decree for Purim

Thursday, March 5, 2015

This coming week is Purim, celebrating the time when the Jews were rescued from extermination centuries ago. We are hearing many voices today calling us to prayer and fasting because of the current world chaos with Israel at the center, again being targeted for annihilation... As I have been meditating on all of this, and remembering that Iran is Persia in Scripture, I am hearing a call to arise as Esther for such a time as this . . . So along with praying for PM Netanyahu and his speech before Congress, Let us stand and intercede (as Esther did) against the decree of destruction made against Israel by Iran (the Haman of our day) . . .

We know that the Scripture records that a wicked man named Haman devised a plan to annihilate all the Jews in Persia (modern day Iran). With the king's permission, he made a decree concerning his plan. And because it was sealed with the king's signet ring, the decree could not be revoked. But God had raised up Esther "for such a time as this," to intercede on behalf of her people before the king. And King Xerxes then gave Esther permission to make a counter decree and seal IT with his signet ring. We read in Esther 8:8 the words of King Xerxes: "You, yourselves, write a decree concerning the Jews, as you please, in the king's name and seal it with the king's signet ring. For whatever is written in the king's name and sealed with the king's signet ring no one can revoke."

Let us also declare a decree in the Name of Yeshua, the King of kings and seal it with our King's signet ring - the BLOOD OF THE LAMB! --

In the Name that is above every other name, Yeshua, the Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords, we declare that the Jewish people are God's Chosen Ones and the "apple of His eye." We further declare that they hold a biblical covenant to the physical land of Israel, as it is written:

"And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant . . . Also I will give to you and your descendants after you . . . all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God." - Genesis 17:7-8

Therefore we declare, in the Name and power of Yeshua, Jesus Christ of Nazareth who came in the flesh (1 John 4:3), that the Blood of Yeshua has triumphed over, and continues to prevail against (Col. 2:15), the entrenchment of all demonic forces that are empowering the evil anti-Israel confederation within the Middle East. We ask You, Mighty God, to send forth the archangel Michael and the Hosts of Heaven to enforce this decree and to defeat the wicked kings over Persia (Iran) according to the Word of the Lord in Daniel 10:13. We decree that the wicked spirit of Haman who still seeks to destroy Israel was, and is, defeated according to the Word of God in Esther 8:7. We beseech You, Yeshua, the Righteous Judge (2 Timothy 4:8), to bring Your holy judgments upon these wicked powers once and for all. We decree that all of these principalities and spiritual powers of darkness must bow to the Name, authority and power of the Yeshua, the Christ, the King of kings and Lord of Hosts. Jehovah Sabaoth -- pursue them with Your tempest and frighten them with Your storm. Fill their faces with shame, that they may seek Your name, O LORD . . . That they may know that You, whose name alone is the LORD, are the Most High over all the earth. (Ps. 83:15,16 &18)
Bought and sealed by the Blood of the King of kings, Yeshua, the MIGHTY ONE of Israel!

Lord, we give You no rest until You make Jerusalem a praise in all the earth! (Isaiah 62:7)

For "The kingdoms of this world (shall) become the kingdoms of our LORD and of His Christ, and He shall reign forever." (Revelation 11:15)

Barbara L. Potts


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