Tuesday, February 14, 2017

CHPP Daily Brief: PART ONE "Praying for All in Authority" February 14, 2017


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The Daily Brief: PART ONE
"Praying for All in Authority"
February 14, 2017

"Standing Together as One . . . Under the Cross of Christ"

"God reigns over the nations,
God sits on His holy throne."
(Psalm 47:8)

> > > Tomorrow morning: PART TWO!

"Pray for the peace of Jerusalem . . . " . (Psalm 122:6)

The First 100 Days

Prayer Resources for The First 100 Days

Tools to Assist in Offering Prayers for President Trump
and his Administration during these First 100 Days

1. 24/7 Prayer Line

Sponsored by the 24/7 National Strategic Prayer Network, you can call this number anytime, day or night, and join other prayer warriors across the nation to pray for the new administration.

The Conference Number is: 712-770-4340

The Access Code is: 543555#

Please dial #6 to mute your phone.

All are welcome to join!

2. PrayerSurgeNow

PrayerSurgeNow hosts a weekly call every Saturday morning, beginning at 7:30 a.m. EST. Topics are geared to time-sensitive events happening in our country, and anointed speakers are invited to host each call, bringing insight to intercessors across the nation.

PrayerSurgeNow also hosts other calls throughout the week, as the need arises.

In order to keep pace with their news, please visit their blog at: www.prayersurgenow.blogspot.com, or by going here.

PSN's Conference number is: 712-432-0075

Access Code is: 6149782#

3. Daily Devotions - Sponsored by the AsOne network.

A prayer topic, intercession and Scriptural decrees are posted daily during these First 100 Days. Please go here to find today's devotion.

4. President Trump's Weekly Address:
Friday, February 10, 2017

To view last week's address, please go here.


The First 100 Days and Beyond

A Collection of Prayers by the People:
An Inaugural Gift for President Donald J. Trump

To read this guide to prayer, written by 100 intercessors for each of the President's First 100 Days, please go here.

6. White House Press Briefings

To view each day's press conference,go here.

The videos of these press briefings appear below the video of Inauguration itself.

Focus on Israel

1. Rivlin supports full sovereignty in West Bank Blocs - Jerusalem Post

President Reuven Rivlin on Monday said he supports the full annexation of the West Bank in exchange for complete Israeli citizenship and equal rights granted to Palestinian residents.

Stating that he believes "Zion is entirely ours," and that "the sovereignty of the State of Israel must be in all the blocs," at the opening day of the 14th Jerusalem Conference, Rivlin may have tested the waters for the one-state solution he has long championed. (Read more)

2. Amid internal threats, Hamas may seek escalation with Israel - Jerusalem Post

Hamas and Israel both talk about not wanting another war, but are preparing for one. Since the 2014 Operation Protective Edge, the Gaza Strip has remained mostly quiet, with only a few intermittent rocket attacks such as last week's, which actually seems to have been carried out by a Hamas-linked Islamic State affiliate in Sinai that spends most of its terrorist effort on ambushing Egyptian soldiers. But this is only another misleading calm before another explosive storm.

Since 2014, Hamas has been working furiously to rebuild its military capability, digging and repairing attack tunnels and replacing most of the 4,000 rockets it fired at Israeli civilian targets over the years. Recent missile launches and sniper fire at IDF units along the border seem to indicate a round of testing Israel's patience that precedes another Gazan provocation that leads inevitably to war.

The defense establishment, still smarting from leaks of the State Comptroller's Report on Operation Protective Edge, has also been working to apply the lessons of that war. Anti-tunnel technology has been put in place although still not perfect and Ground Forces units have stepped up training, just as Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman has declared a get-tougher policy of retaliation for attacks. (Read more)

3. Can Israel rely on foreign peacekeepers and security guarantees? - Israel National News

In a six-minute video produced as part of his on-line seminar on the US, Israel, and the Middle East, Yoram Ettinger - an expert on U.S.-Israel relations who served as Israel's Minister for Congressional Affairs with the rank of Ambassador at Israel's Embassy in Washington, D.C. - explains why one of the mainstays of the proposed two-state solution simply cannot work.

The two-state solution calls for an Arab Palestinian state alongside Israel, west of the Jordan River, and relies on foreign peacekeepers and security guarantees for Israel. However, Ettinger explains, such peacekeeping forces and guarantees do not stand the test of real-life conditions. (Read more)

4. Hamas elects military hardliner to lead Gaza - Deutsche Welle

The Palestinian militant group Hamas on Monday elected an influential military figure as its new leader in the Gaza Strip, an official media outlet of the group reported.

Yahya Sinwar, who served as the leading figure of Hamas' armed wing the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, had been held in Israeli jail for more than 20 years before his release in 2011. (Read more)

5. Slew of responses over Tzipi Livni's would-be appointment to a senior UN position - YNET News

The decision appointing MK Tzipi Livni to a UN Under-Secretary-General position has garnered a slew of responses from political figures in Israel. At present, Livni's position is seen as resting on another move intended by UN Secretary General António Guterres-appointing former Palestinian Prime Minister Salam Fayyad to a senior position in the organization.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was reportedly involved in the negotiations, and on Sunday he even addressed the issue at the opening of the cabinet meeting-inferring that he supports Livni's would-be appointment. "A few days ago, I was told of the possibility of Salam Fayyad's appointment to the UN," he said. "I responded that it's about time for a bit of reciprocity regarding Israel; the Palestinian side can't keep getting freebies all the time. It's time they give the Israeli side some appointments as well if Fayyad is indeed eventually appointed," he added. (Read more)

6. Insight for Intercessors - Weekly Report

IMPORTANT! Please note special prayer points in this report addressing the meeting to take place tomorrow at the White House between President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Thank you.

The Daily Brief

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

1. Michael Flynn resigns - Politico

National Security Adviser Michael Flynn has resigned, a Trump administration official confirmed Monday evening. Keith Kellogg, the chief of staff, will be the acting head of the National Security Council.

A number of President Donald Trump's top aides urged him to force Flynn's resignation, but Trump privately wavered, even as he criticized Flynn after news reports indicated Flynn wasn't honest about his communications with Russian officials. He said the general was loyal to him during the campaign, and he appreciated his strength and intelligence.

Earlier it was reported that President Donald Trump's adviser and son-in-law, Jared Kushner, was involved in a search for candidates to replace Flynn, according to sources close to the administration. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray your wisdom for President Trump in picking the next replacement. We ask for You to touch Gen Flynn's life with Your mercy, and if there was any real issue regarding Russia, that no American classified information be compromised.

- "But You, O God the Lord, deal with me for Your Name's sake; because Your mercy is good, deliver me." (Psalm 109:21)

2. Senate confirms David Shulkin as Veterans Affairs secretary- USA Today

The Senate unaminously confirmed Trump nominee David Shulkin to be secretary of Veterans Affairs Monday night. Shulkin, the lone holdover from the Obama administration among President Trump's Cabinet picks, has been the VA undersecretary for health since July 2015 and has not drawn the harsh opposition from Democrats that other Trump nominees have faced.

During his confirmation hearing earlier this month, he promised to lead a "major reform and transformation of the VA." Shulkin said he wants veterans to be able to get care in the private sector when they need it, but he also wants to maintain core VA services.

"There will be far greater accountability, dramatically improved access, responsiveness and expanded care options," he said. "But the Department of Veterans Affairs will not be privatized under my watch." (Read more)

- Father, as this man takes the reins of the troubled, corrupt VA, we ask deeply that You will truly fix the issues. This man is a leftover from the previous administration, so we pray for a refreshing of his mind and heart to care for our veterans.

- "Order my steps in Your word: and let not any iniquity have dominion over me." (Psalm 119:133)

3. Yellen's Testimony Could Give Clues on Rates - USA Today

Could the Federal Reserve raise interest rates again as soon as March? Many economists don't think so, but San Francisco Fed President John Williams recently suggested a March hike isn't off the table. Fed Chair Janet Yellen's testimony before Congress this week could provide some clues. And the first big batch of data for 2017 - on retail sales, inflation, housing starts and industrial production - could reveal whether growth appears solid enough to warrant another Fed move.

In a recent speech, Yellen hewed to a middle-ground position, saying she doesn't want to run a "hot economy" that invites runaway inflation by keeping rates low too long, but advocates raising rates gradually to avoid derailing the recovery. In December, when the Fed lifted its benchmark rate for the first time in a year, central bank policymakers raised their median forecast to three hikes in 2017, up from their estimate of two previously.

Many economists say those moves will be backloaded to the second half of the year, when President Trump's proposed fiscal stimulus could begin to juice growth.. But a March increase would allow the Fed to spread out the three potential hikes throughout the year. Her testimony before a Senate committee Tuesday (and a House panel Wednesday) could clarify the outlook. (Read more)

- Lord, we pray for wisdom for Ms. Yellen in this most important matter. We ask that You guard our economy, and prevent any actions that are not in Your perfect will for America.

- "Your Kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in Heaven." (Matthew 6:10)

4. Justin Trudeau meets Donald Trump at the White House - National Post (Canadian)

'America is deeply fortunate to have a neighbour like Canada'

Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump struck an amiable, conciliatory note after face-to-face meetings Monday, acknowledging the unique nature of the Canada-U.S. relationship and the need to keep trade moving across a shared, secure border.

Prior to their joint news conference, the two sides issued a joint statement on shared priorities that seemed to suggest the first in-person encounters between the prime minister and the U.S. president had gone well.

"America is deeply fortunate to have a neighbour like Canada," Trump said. "We share the same values, we share the love - a truly great love - of freedom . . . American and Canadian troops have gone to battle together, fought wars together and forged the special bonds that come when two nations have shed their blood together."

While the two leaders stressed shared interests, their contrasting views were also on display. Responding to questions from reporters, Trump defended his refugee and immigration orders, saying that "we cannot let the wrong people in."

Trudeau, on the other hand, said Canada continues to "pursue our policies of openness." (Read more)

- Lord, as opposites, the two leaders are apt to have serious conflicts. We ask the You not allow those conflicts to cause rifts between the two nations, but allow truth to penetrate their hearts.

- "Can two walk together, unless they are agreed?" (Amos 3:3)

5. Is the FBI taking the Russian dossier about Trump more seriously?- CS Monitor

A 35-page dossier about President Trump that the White House dismisses as fiction may be gaining credibility with US investigators, according to sources close to the matter. The dossier, compiled by former British spy Christopher Steele, contains allegations of serious misconduct by Mr. Trump and his campaign before his election.

When Buzzfeed published it in January, many assumed that the dossier, which contained allegations of cooperation between the Trump campaign and the Russian government, as a hoax, particularly in light of the document's many salacious details and factual errors. Nevertheless, the dossier was evidently serious enough for then-President Barack Obama and Trump to be briefed on its existence before Trump's January 20 inauguration.

While the FBI-led investigation into the dossier is ongoing, some sources have indicated that it gaining legitimacy in light of certain details that have been newly corroborated by investigators. The news could bolster many Trump critics who question the president's ethics in regard to his business ties as well as his controversial policies, such as the recent travel ban against visitors from seven predominantly Muslim countries. (Read more)

- Father we pray Your Mighty hand of protection and blessing over our President as so many arrayed against him are trying to destroy him.

- "For the Lord loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off." (Psalm 37:28)

6. 72 convicted in U.S. terror cases came from nations targeted for vetting - Washington Times

At least 72 convicted terrorists came from the seven countries President Trump targeted in his extreme vetting executive order, according to a new report this weekend that directly undercut part of the courts' rulings halting the program. Seventeen of those entered the U.S. under the refugee program that Mr. Trump has said is of special concern to him, according to the data compiled by the Senate Judiciary Committee and analyzed by the Center for Immigration Studies.

The convictions came in terrorism-related investigations since the Sept. 11 attacks, but some were for relatively minor crimes such as identity fraud. Nevertheless, more than 30 of the convicts served at least three years in prison because of their terrorism-related crimes, the CIS report said.

Judge James L. Robart, who first blocked Mr. Trump's executive order on Feb. 3, insisted in court that there were no such terrorists at all. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask that somehow, you wake up these activist judges from their deceptions. We pray specifically for Judge Robart, and ask that Your Spirit visit him and speak truth to his heart.

- "Where there is no revelation, the people cast off restraint; but happy is he who keeps the law." (Proverbs 29:18)

7. Secretary of State Tillerson planning trip to Mexico amid tense relations - Fox News

In what could be his first official trip abroad since becoming secretary of state, the State Department announced on Wednesday that Rex Tillerson will travel to Mexico sometime in the next few weeks.

What would normally be a fairly routine visit for the United States' top diplomat looks to be anything but as the trip comes at a time of newly strained relations between Washington and one of its closest allies.

President Trump's executive order on immigration and the border wall and his fiery rhetoric on issues ranging from border security to free trade have caused major blowback south of the border and iced over the once warm diplomatic relations between the two nations. (Read more)

- Thank You, Lord, for this trip by our new Secretary of State. We ask that you grant him wisdom at this difficult time of tension between the two nations. Protect him and cover Him with Your anointing and power. Amen.

- "It is the glory of God to conceal a matter, but the glory of kings is to search out a matter." (Proverbs 25:2)

8. UN Security Council Meeting Sought Over NKorea Missile Test - NY Times

The United States, Japan and South Korea have requested urgent diplomatic talks at the United Nations on Monday over North Korea's latest ballistic missile launch, with Seoul condemning what it called "serious military and security threats" and predicting more such tests.

A spokesman for the U.S. Mission to the United Nations said Sunday night that the meeting is expected to take place Monday. The spokesman spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

The U.N. Mission for Ukraine, which holds the rotating Security Council presidency, later confirmed that closed consultations on North Korea will take place late Monday afternoon. (Read more)

- Father, North Korea gets away with crimes and violations all the time. We ask for You to reveal Yourself to this foolish crazed leader, Kim Jong-un, and let a move of Your Spirit flow through the DPRK, bringing them to their knees and changing their hearts.

- "For with the Lord there is mercy, and with Him is abundant redemption."
(Psalm 130:7b)

9. Pastor Fired for Religious Beliefs Wins Big - CBN

Eric Walsh, a lay pastor and former district health director with the Georgia Department of Public Health, filed a lawsuit against the state after being fired for what he preached in the pulpit.

Just a week after he got his new position as district health director in 2014, the department forced Walsh to hand over copies of his sermons to the state. Soon, after watching his sermons, the department fired him. First Liberty Institute represented Walsh during the entire legal showdown and finally won a $225,000 settlement. (Read more)

- Lord, we rejoice in this good news, and pray that no other pastors will suffer such actions. We pray for total restoration of our right of Freedom of Religion, that we not be subjected to man's ideas and actions.

- "Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed." (John 8:36)

10. New storms could imperil Oroville where 200,000 were evacuated - USA Today

Though the level of California's second largest reservoir dropped about 3.5 feet overnight, communities downstream still face the threat of extreme flooding, officials said Monday.

A pair of storms are expected to hit the state this week, and forecasters say they will be strong enough to bring 2 to 6 inches of rain to Oroville, where the concrete spillway at Oroville Damhas been crumbling since Tuesday and an emergency earthen spillway with a concrete lip was eroding so severely Sunday that officials warned a 30-foot wall of water could be unleashed on Oroville and other towns along the Feather River.

At least 188,000 residents were ordered to evacuate the area, about 150 miles northeast of San Francisco, late Sunday.

Forecasters anticipate a moderate storm Wednesday with a "really big and strong" storm Friday, said Brandt Maxwell, National Weather Service meteorologist. Another 8 inches of rain could fall in the mountains before draining into Lake Oroville, and that would increase the flow of water at the dam where severe erosion could drop the top of the spillway enough for water to pour out uncontrolled. (Read more)

- Lord, we ask for mercy over the people of this region in California.

- "In wrath, remember mercy." (Habakkuk 3:2d)

The Daily Jot

Monday, February 13, 2017

The perilous times we live in

If you had an army some 30,000 strong and a court system stacked over the decades with judges who would allow you to break the laws, how much damage could you do to a country? We are about to find out in America. The ex-"president" said he was going to stay involved through community organizing and speak out on the issues, and that appears to be one post-administration promise he intends to keep. He has moved many of his administration's top dogs over to an organization called Organizing for Action (OFA). OFA is behind the strategic and tactical implementation of the Marxist resistance we are seeing across America, and politically active courts are providing the leverage for this revolution.

OFA is dedicated to organizing communities for progressive change, meaning Marxist revolution. Issues are gun control, socialist healthcare, abortion, sexual equality, climate change, and of course, immigration reform. OFA members were propped up by the ex-"president's" message from the shadows: "Organizing is the building block of everything great we've accomplished. Organizers around the country are fighting for change in their communities-and OFA is one of the groups on the front lines...Commit to this work in 2016 and beyond." OFA's website says it obtained its "digital" assets from the ex-"president's" re-election effort and that he inspired the movement. In short, it's the shadow government organization aimed at resisting and tearing down the Constitutional Republic, picking up where Communist Party America leaves off.

Paul Sperry, writing for the New York Post, says OFA is an army of agitators 30,000 strong who will fight President Donald Trump at every turn of his presidency and the ex-"president" "will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House." Sperry writes that the ex-"president" is setting up a shadow government to sabotage the incoming administration through a network of leftist nonprofits led by OFA, which is growing its war chest (more than $40 million) and has some 250 offices nationwide. OFA IRS filings, according to Sperry, indicate OFA has 32,525 volunteers nationwide. The ex-"president" and his wife will oversee the operation from their foundation office near the White House.

Think about how this works-Trump issues an immigration executive order; OFA signals for protests and statements from Islamic and pro-immigrant leftist groups; ACLU lawyers file lawsuits in jurisdictions where activist judges obstruct the laws; volunteers are called to protest at airports and Congressional town hall meetings; the leftist media springs to action; the twittersphere lights up with revolutionary social media; violence follows-all emanating from the ex-"president's" signal that he is heartened by the protests. Speaking of the end times, the Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 3:1-3, "This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come. For men shall be...without natural affection, truce-breakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good." Indeed, perilous times are ahead for us and our nation.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson