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CHPP Daily Brief: "Praying for All in Authority" Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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The Daily Brief:
"Praying for All in Authority"
Tuesday, August 9, 2016

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"The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding." (Proverbs 9:10)

The Middle East in Focus

1. Once again, Jews requested to get rid of religious clothing to enter Jordan - Jerusalem Online

A group of Jewish worshipers was denied entrance to Aaron's Tomb in Jordan unless they left behind any Jewish symbols - yarmulkes, tallit and even religious books.(Read more)

2. Corbyn questioned over donation by pro-Hamas group - Israel National News

British Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn is under fire over an undeclared donation by a Palestinian Arab group whose founder once praised Hamas, the British Observer reports.

The group, Friends of Al-Aqsa, held a fundraising dinner at which it collected £10,000 for Corbyn's last leadership campaign, documents seen by the newspaper revealed.

The organization gave Corbyn's team a cheque for £10,000 in August 2015, but the gift has never been made public. (Read more)

3. Doctors threaten strike over wages, work conditions - Israel Hayom

The Israeli Medical Association is expected to lead doctors in a strike on Thursday over plans to limit hospital department heads working in private practice, as well over other issues affecting doctors' working conditions. If the strike goes ahead, hospitals across the country will work according to reduced-staff Sabbath protocols.

The proposed limitation on doctors working privately would have a major impact on their salaries, and the IMA announced a labor dispute nearly two weeks ago over that clause and others that are part of the Arrangements Law, set to be discussed in the Knesset on Monday.

The private practice limitation clause is likely to be dropped from the law following Health Ministry pressure, but other clauses likely to prompt a strike include delays in labeling doctors who work at corporations as civil servants and plans to penalize hospital directors for straying from their budgets.(Read more)

4. Settler leader intervenes as Palestinian loses job for saving terror victims - Times of Israel

A Palestinian man who saved the children of a West Bank rabbi after a deadly terror attack that killed him has been fired from his job, according to the head of Har Hevron Regional Council.

In a Facebook post on Sunday, Yochai Damari said that the man is now unemployed due to Palestinian opposition to his actions and should be assisted by Israel.

"I met with him and he asked me to help remove any obstacle preventing him from receiving a work permit," Damari wrote. Such a permit would allow the man to obtain employment inside Israel.(Read more)

The Daily Brief

Please note:
Every prayer below is presented to our Lord in the Name of Jesus Christ, amen.

1. Entire church in U.S. on ISIS kill lists - names taken from church directories on Internet - Christian Today

As many as 15,000 Americans are on various "kill lists" that the Islamic State (ISIS) terrorist organisation has put out, with many of them not knowing that they have been marked for death.

Writing for Charisma News, author Michael Synder says some of those who are in the kill lists have been notified by the FBI. However, many have not received FBI notification and are unaware that they have been marked for death. Since the lists are not publicly available, Americans would not know whether their names are on the kill lists.

Synder says the terrorist group apparently got the names from church directories posted on the Internet, "and so now an entire church has ended up on an ISIS kill list."(Read more)

- Yahweh Sabaoth, our God of Angel Armies, we pray for You to send Your protective and warring angels around all the people on these lists. Deliver us from evil.

So he answered, "Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them." (2 Kings 6:16)

2. After failed coup, Russia and Turkey aim to thaw icy ties - The Times of Israel

. . . Ankara was also gladdened by Moscow's response to the July 15 failed coup in Turkey. Putin was one of the first foreign leaders to phone Erdogan offering support and, unsurprisingly, sharing none of the scruples of EU leaders about the ensuing crackdown.

"While Turkish-Russian ties are subject to their own uncertainties, this deterioration of relations with Western powers could accelerate a Turkish-Russian rapprochement," said analysts from the European Council on Foreign Relations.

"What we are going to see is a longer-lasting but more pragmatic type of relationship built not on a personal friendship or ideology but on common material interests," Alexander Baunov, a senior associate at the Carnegie Moscow Center, said.(Read more)

Father God, we pray these renewed relations would result in additional protection for Israel and believers throughout Turkey.

He changes times and seasons; he deposes kings and raises up others. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the discerning. (Daniel 2:21)

3. Ex-Shin Bet chief: World 'hideously naive' about widespread diversion of aid to fund Hamas - The Times of Israel

The alleged funneling of tens of millions of World Vision charity dollars to Hamas for terror purposes is only a tiny example of the massive abuse of aid cash intended for Gaza residents that instead is used to fund Hamas, a senior Knesset member who used to head the Shin Bet intelligence agency said Monday.

Dichter was speaking after Muhammad Halabi, a Hamas member and manager of operations for the World Vision aid group in Gaza, was indicted last Thursday in a Beersheba court on a number of security-related charges for his alleged central role in the financing of the Hamas war machine with charity funds.

Halabi, a member of Hamas from a young age, was handpicked to infiltrate the international charity in 2005 in order to steal money for the terrorist organization, according to Israeli investigators. Tens of millions of dollars of the charity's funds were diverted to Hamas and used to dig tunnels, buy weapons, and support other aspects of Hamas terror activities, Israel alleges. World Vision and Halabi have denied the allegations. Australia has ceased funding the charity while it investigates the matter.(Read more)

Father God, we pray You would bring to light any and all diversion of humanitarian aid that is actually funding terrorism. We also pray especially for Christian organizations to model humility and repentance if any of their funds have been misappropriated in this manner.

Behold, I send you out as sheep in the midst of wolves. Therefore be wise as serpents and harmless as doves. (Matthew 10:16)

4. Pakistan: Churches offer prayers after suicide bomb attack kills 70 - Christian Today

A suicide attack at a hospital in Pakistan that killed at least 70 people on Monday has been condemned as an "inhuman act" by the Catholic Church in the country.

The attack took place at a government hospital in the southewestern city of Quetta. According to medical staff, up to 60 of those killed were lawyers who were there to mourn the death of the president of the Baluchistan Bar Association, Bilal Anwar Kasi, who had been assassinated earlier on Monday by gunmen while on his way to court.(Read more)

Father, this attack was not just upon the innocent, but upon the structure of law and order in Quetta, Pakistan. We pray, Lord, for the Pakistani people to seek You for true justice and to deliver them from evil.

Who is wise? Let them realize these things. Who is discerning? Let them understand. The ways of the Lord are right; the righteous walk in them, but the rebellious stumble in them. (Hosea 14:9)

5. Ethiopia Opposition Leader: Deadly Violence Likely to Get Worse - NBC News

An Ethiopian opposition party leader warned Monday "the situation will get worse" after a weekend of violence in the African nation that left nearly 100 anti-government demonstrators dead.

"People are desperate and the government is not respecting the demands of the protesters," Mulatu Gemechu of the opposition Oromo Federalist Congress Party told NBC News in a telephone interview.

Ethiopia is a key U.S. ally in the war against Islamic militants in neighboring Somalia. And after the bloodshed, the State Department said it was "deeply concerned."(Read more)

Jehovah Shalom, our God of Peace, we pray Your blessing of peace upon the people of Ethiopia. Comfort those who mourn and heal those who have been injured. We pray this situation would not escalate and the people would be blessed with Godly leaders.

When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan. (Proverbs 29:2)

The Daily Jot

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

The fulcrum of destruction and choosing our leaders

Proverbs 29:2 says, "When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice: but when the wicked bear rule, the people mourn." Throughout the Bible, we see examples of where unrighteous rulers brought devastation upon their people. We see that God uses nations to judge Israel, and in their harshness and wickedness against Israel, God then allows for the destruction of those nations. It is in these examples where the citizens of America must take great pause and repent because the vast majority of its leaders, irrespective of political party, behave un-righteously. These leaders also are enabling the enemies of Jerusalem to organize and unite under faux-democracy. It may be the perfect storm for America.

Galatians 4 speaks of how Christians are not children of the bondwoman, but of the free. This is specifically dealing with those who follow the Messiah are not heirs of Ishmael, but are children of the promise--which is found in the line of Isaac, son of the "freewoman." Galatians 5:1 says, "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith the Messiah has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Aside from the outright depravity permeating our American society, which is no small thing, America's leaders are taking our country--physically and spiritually--toward Ishmael, who is the father of Islam. Our leaders have rushed headlong into alliance with the most antichrist system known to the world.

Our tax money, to the tune of billions, has supported the establishment of Islam. So-called "democracies" have been set-up with Sharia Law constitutions using the financial and political assistance of the United States. In every case, from deposing the Shah of Iran to the Palestinian Authority to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Kosovo, Bosnia, Turkey, Libya, Tunisia, Egypt, Yeman, and Syria, leaders have used your tax money to institutionalize the very same nations named as coming against Jerusalem in the Day of the Lord. Zechariah 12:3 says, "And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces. . ."

America's sinful nature combined with its leaders insistence of becoming "entangled" with the yoke of bondage through materially supporting the antichrist system of the bondwoman--Islam--can only result in destruction. Already, our economy is weak, our people are out of work, folks are losing their homes, families are broken, and the government is encroaching on every freedom. Judgment is brooding over America as a dark devouring cloud. How harsh it is with wicked leaders. How much more will it be because Americans, whose majority call themselves Christians, have been given the God ordained right to choose their leaders? We must choose our leaders wisely, understanding their actions and their words.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!
Bill Wilson

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