Tuesday, July 4, 2017

CHPP Happy Fourth of July! Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Happy Fourth of July!
Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrating America's 241st Birthday!

Kate Smith, God Bless America

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"Proclaim liberty throughout the land to all its inhabitants." (Lev. 25:10)

On July 4, 1776

JULY 4, 1776:

The Signing of the Declaration of Independence

38-year-old King George III ruled the largest empire that planet earth had ever seen. The Declaration of Independence, approved JULY 4, 1776, listed the reasons why Americans declared their independence from the King:

He has made judges dependent on his will alone . . .

He has erected a multitude of new offices, and sent hither swarms of officers to harass our people and eat out their substance.

He has kept among us, in times of peace, standing armies . . .

To subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution . . . (and more)

John Hancock, the 39-year-old President of the Continental Congress, signed the Declaration first, reportedly saying "the price on my head has just doubled."

Next to sign was Secretary, Charles Thomson, age 47.

70-year-old Benjamin Franklin said:

"We must hang together or most assuredly we shall hang separately."

The Declaration referred to God:

"Laws of Nature and of NATURE'S GOD . . .

All Men are created equal, that they are endowed by their CREATOR with certain unalienable Rights . . .

Appealing to the SUPREME JUDGE OF THE WORLD for the rectitude of our intentions."

"And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of DIVINE PROVIDENCE, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our sacred Honor."

Many of the 56 signers sacrificed their prosperity for their posterity.

Of the Signers:

11 had their homes destroyed;
5 were hunted and captured;
17 served in the military;
and 9 died during the war.

41-year-old John Adams wrote of the Declaration:

"I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding generations, as the great anniversary Festival.

It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty.

It ought to be solemnized with pomp and parade, with shews, games, sports, guns, bells, bonfires and illuminations from one End of this Continent to the other from this time forward forever more."

Daniel Webster stated in 1802:

"Miracles do not cluster, and what has HAPPENED ONCE IN 6,000 YEARS, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world."

Ronald Reagan stated 1961:

"In this country of ours took place the GREATEST REVOLUTION that has ever taken place IN THE WORLD'S HISTORY - Every other revolution simply exchanged one set of rulers for another . . .

Here for the first time in all the THOUSANDS OF YEARS of man's relation to man . . . the founding fathers established the idea that you and I had within ourselves the God-given right and ability to determine our own destiny."

(Source: The American Minute by William Federer.) Read more here.

Happy 4th - from Bill Wilson

Monday, July 3, 2017

America's independence, your freedom and destiny

As we commemorate the day of our Independence from Britain, it may be helpful to be reminded of the sufferance of the Founding Fathers and what was going through their minds as they decided to take on the most powerful political and military force on the planet. They said, "A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people." What happens when that "Prince" collectively becomes the Supreme Court, the Congress and the Executive Branch working in concert with one another toward a world order foreign and detrimental to the people they are charged with representing and to the Constitution they vowed to uphold? What are citizens to do?

The Declaration of Independence is a masterful document that served as the true "preamble" to our Constitution. It begins by saying: "When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

"--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed.

"But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government." The signatures of 56 men were written on the Declaration after this sentence: "And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor."

In other words, they risked everything. They counted the cost. They understood the will of God. They acted. This Independence Day, please take time to remind yourself and others about the sufferance of those who made such a pledge on their Lives, Fortunes, and sacred Honor. Please contemplate our national condition. Please seek God. For as Peter and the disciples said in Acts 5:29, "We ought to obey God rather than men." And recall the words of James 1:25, "But whoso looks into the perfect law of liberty, and continues therein, he being not a forgetful hearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed." The body without spirit is dead, faith without works is also dead. Please consider your destiny.

Have a Blessed and Powerful Day!

Bill Wilson

A Message from Gary Bauer

A Message from Gary Bauer:

Celebrating Independence Day

July 3, 2017

Independence Day is one of my favorite holidays -- celebrating patriotism, our history and the tremendous courage, faith and sacrifices of our Founding Fathers. As the 241st birthday of America dawns tomorrow, millions will get together with friends and family for backyard barbeques, games and fireworks.

By all means, enjoy the day!

But please take a moment to remind your children and grandchildren about America's exceptionalism and the significance of Independence Day.

Remind them about the sacrifices made to create this nation and preserve our freedoms. Tell them about America's "values statement." It can be found in the second paragraph of the Declaration of Independence:

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. . ."

Those were radical ideas in 1776 and they are still radical concepts in many parts of the world today.

This July 4th is one of the most important in our history. We have stopped the left's fundamental transformation of America. We have been given a second chance.

The future of our liberty depends on whether folks like you and me can muster the courage to overcome the left's "resistance" and save the nation our Founding Fathers created, a nation our first Republican president, Abraham Lincoln, described as the "last best hope of Earth."

In closing, I would like to offer a brief word of encouragement to our pastors, who are on the front lines of the culture war, now more than ever, given the left's ongoing assault on our First Amendment freedom of religious liberty.

John Peter Gabriel Muhlenberg is a lesser-known hero of the War for Independence. He was a pastor and a member of the Virginia House of Burgesses.

In 1775, he preached a sermon on Ecclesiastes 3:1 -- "For everything there is a season and a time for every matter under heaven." Pastor Muhlenberg closed his sermon with these words: "In the language of Holy Writ, there is a time for all things. There is a time to preach and a time to fight. And now is the time to fight."

He then removed his clerical robes and revealed to the congregation that he was wearing the uniform of an officer in the Continental Army.

Pastor Muhlenberg's example of a man of God fighting for our God-given rights of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness should give increased fervor and devotion most especially to those who lead us in the fight for faith, family and freedom. And like few times in our nation's history, this is a time to fight for the values we cherish!

God bless you, my friends, and may God bless the United States of America!

-- Gary Bauer

A Message from FRC

Independence Forever!

July 3, 2017

Tomorrow we will celebrate our nation's independence, the 241st birthday of the United States of America. We would be well served to pause for a few moments in the midst of the picnics, parades, and other festivities and first, give thanks for our freedom but then ask, "How do we maintain and pass this torch of freedom to the next generation?"

It begins with an understanding of the true source of our freedom. Thomas Jefferson -- by no means the most devout Christian among the Founding Fathers -- nonetheless acknowledged the source. "Can the liberties of a nation be thought secure, when we have removed their only firm basis, a conviction in the minds of the people that they are a gift of God? ... Indeed, I tremble for my countrymen, when I reflect that God is just: that His justice cannot sleep forever."

Yes, God is the source of our freedom. There can be no true understanding of freedom, without an understanding of God (Truth) and His gift of freedom. Jesus said in John 8:32, "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free."

Dr. Benjamin Rush, another signer of the Declaration, said, "The only foundation for . . . a republic is to be laid in Religion. Without this there can be no virtue, and without virtue there can be no liberty; and liberty is the object and life of all republican governments."

George Washington, as he was leaving office after his second and final term as our nation's first president, warned of the inseparable nature of religion, morality, and our success as a nation. "Of all the dispositions and habits, which lead to political prosperity, Religion and Morality are indispensable supports. In vain would that man claim the tribute of Patriotism, who should labor to subvert these great pillars of human happiness, these firmest props of the duties of Men and Citizens. The mere Politician, equally with the pious man, ought to respect and to cherish them ... And let us with caution indulge the supposition, that morality can be maintained without religion."
So, that brings us to the question of what must we do to trim the wick of the flame of freedom and keep it burning brightly so that we can pass it to the next generation? We must cease being silent about the foundation of our freedom. We must refuse to allow the magnified voices of the left-leaning media to chart the course of our nation. We must renew ourselves to the task of restoring and preserving our freedoms. Even if we were small in number -- which I believe the last election revealed once again we were not -- as Samuel Adams said, it doesn't take a lot to get a lot done. "It does not take a majority to prevail... but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men."
Yesterday, I had the privilege of joining Pastor John Fream at Cyprus Baptist Church in Benton, Louisiana for their Freedom Celebration. The message was about how we keep the flame of freedom burning bright. In short, we must reject fear and embrace faith. We must refuse to be silenced by the ridicule and rejection of those who have set themselves against the truth of God. We must have a greater reverence for God and His word, than a concern and care for what the world may say about us.
As Abigail Adams, wife of John Adams, said "A patriot without religion in my estimation is as great a paradox as an honest man without the fear of God. Is it possible that he whom no moral obligations bind, can have any real Good Will towards Men? Can he be a patriot who, by an openly vicious conduct, is undermining the very bonds of Society? . . .The Scriptures tell us righteousness exalteth a Nation."

In short -- we preserve freedom when we serve God.

From all of us at the Family Research Council -- Happy Fourth of July!

A Message from Dai Sup Han

A Message from Dai Sup Han:


Monday, July 3, 2017

Dear Brothers and Sisters:

As an immigrant, I often think about how blessed I am by living and serving in America. During my early childhood years, 1960s in Seoul when South Korea was among the poorest in the world, I had no idea that the Lord would honor me with my current ministry assignment of mobilizing prayer across America and networking/connecting with numerous servant leaders of various denominations/ministries towards revival in Israel, America, and the nations. One can say that I am living a dream. May we all daily choose to fulfill our Father's dream for our families, communities, nation & beyond.

As a naturalized citizen, I understand how blessed we are to live and serve TOGETHER in America. Through America, God has offered us daily opportunities of "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness" as we TOTALLY DEPEND on CHRIST. He has offered this to ALL individuals from baby boys and girls in their mothers' womb to those breathing their last. We must contend for ALL LIVES in both prayer and action. Would you join me bestowing honor and respect to ALL? Would you participate in weekly Saturday morning prayer, www.prayersurgenow.net & National DAILY Prayer Calls, www.nationalhighwayofprayer.net? Would you join thousands of Jesus followers in signing The Moral Outcry petition to US Supreme Court, www.themoraloutcry.net? Would you share with me your experience of yesterday's CALL2FALL, www.call2fall.com?
As a member of the Body of Christ, I believe in identifying with hundreds of millions of "Persecuted Family" members around the world. At minimum, we are called to pray for the suffering brothers and sisters. At a recent Voice of the Martyrs (VOM) conference here in Colorado Springs, I sensed the leading of the Holy Spirit towards launching weekly intercession for fellow brothers and sisters who are suffering at the hands of their governments.
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A Message from Barbara Potts

On this Independence Day

- A call to God to continue to secure our National Identity

Dear Friends,

We celebrate the 4th of July as our "Independence Day." It is a day to remember who we are as a nation and how we got here. These familiar words of the preamble to the Declaration of Independence continue to define us:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

As significant as these words were in our founding, this war for independence from the tyrannical reign of Great Britain was merely the beginning of our fight to find and secure our national identity. Actually, our national anthem was penned by Francis Scott Key during America's SECOND war for independence from the British, the War of 1812.

Lance Wallnau describes America's development of her national identity in 4 significant testings, or "crucibles":
1) Founding - First Test: The American Revolution (1776) and War of 1812: Could we actually become a sovereign nation?

2) Civil War - Second Test (1865): Could the nation survive its internal growing pains? - Abraham Lincoln wrote of the Civil War as a "testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure." A significant piece of this tragic national conflict was not merely the war between the North and the South, but the war within the South itself, as graphically portrayed in the recent film "The Free State of Jones." (Go here.)

3) Great Depression and WW2 - Third test (1920-40's): Could we again survive as a nation, in the context of economic collapse and a WORLD war? 4) TODAY - We, as a nation, continue to be tested as to whether we can survive as the free and independent nation that the Founders saw - conceived under God on a foundation of freedom and liberty as described in the Preamble above. We surely will not survive without the intervention of the God who began it all . . .

Oh! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand
Between their loved home and the war's desolation!
Blest with victory and peace, may the heav'n rescued land
Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation.
Then conquer we must, when our cause it is just,
And this be our motto: "In God is our trust."
And the star-spangled banner in triumph shall wave
O'er the land of the free and the home of the brave!

So - as we celebrate this day let us remember ALL who have gone before, sacrificing their "lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor" to secure the freedoms we hold so dear - not forgetting to Praise the Power that hath made and preserved us a nation!


Barbara L. Potts


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President Trump Speaks at Freedom Rally

Trump honors veterans at Celebrate Freedom Rally

President Donald Trump delivered an Independence Day address honoring American veterans - hundreds of whom came from the Washington, D.C. area to attend the "Celebrate Freedom Rally" at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.

"America is a land rich with heroes," said Trump at the event, which included wounded warriors who are patients at the Walter Reed Medical Center.

During his speech, the president personally saluted World War II veteran Harry Miller for his lifelong service and wounded warrior Luis Avila. Miller enlisted in the reserves at 15, even though he was not old enough to serve. He fought in Europe and in The Battle of the Bulge. Avila, who served in Iraq and Afghanistan, was on a fifth deployment when he was wounded, losing his leg, during an intelligence reconnaissance mission.

"We all bleed the same red blood," said Trump, promising an adoring crowd that America would "win again."

"Since the signing of the Declaration of Independence 241 years ago, America always affirmed that liberty comes from our creator. Our rights are given to us by God, and no earthly force can ever take those rights away. That is why my administration is transferring power out of Washington and returning that power back where it belongs to the people," Trump said.

"Our religious liberty is enshrined in the very first amendment in the Bill of Rights. The American founders invoked our creator four times in the Declaration of Independence," said Trump. "Benjamin Franklin reminded his colleagues at the Constitutional Convention to begin by bowing their heads in prayer. Inscribed on our currency are the words: 'In God We Trust.'"

Evangelical megachurch First Baptist Dallas sponsored the event. First Baptist Pastor Robert Jeffress, who was a strong backer of Trump, said in a statement: "We have in President Donald J. Trump one of the great patriots of our modern era and a president who cherishes the sacrifice and service of those in our armed forces."

Overwhelming support from evangelical voters helped propel Trump to victory in 2016. "The fake media tried to stop us from going to the White House, but I'm president and they're not," he said. (Fox News) Read more.

> > > To view this INSPIRING speech, please go here!

July 4th - In Israel

Looking Back on the IDF's Miraculous and "Impossible" Entebbe Rescue

41 Years Later

"When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior." (Isaiah 43:1)

Today, Israel will mark the 41st anniversary of the daring IDF operation to rescue hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda, an event embedded in the national consciousness of every Israeli, and one which represents to the core the Jewish life-cherishing principles which have given Israel its strength and power. More than that, the rescue operation is a clear reveal of the hand of God upon the people of Israel.

. . . The operation is considered one of the most heroic and successful rescue missions performed by the IDF or, indeed, any army in the world. Called "an impossible mission" by representatives of England and the US, the rescue demonstrated Israel's strength, resilience, and determination never to give up on their own.

This summer, Prime Minister Netanyahu will visit Uganda to commemorate the 40th anniversary since Operation Entebbe and the death of his brother. It will mark the first time since 1987 that an Israeli prime minister has visited Sub-Saharan Africa.

> > > Go here to read the entire story, including photos. Article includes a photo of the brother of Israel's Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yonathan Netanyahu, an IDF Officer who led the assault to free the hostages.

Our Weekly Bible Study

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Sunday, July 2 - Saturday, July 8, 2017


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God Bless America!

The Story Behind:

God Bless America!

by Kate Smith

"God Bless America" is an American patriotic song written by Irving Berlin in 1918 and revised by him in 1938. The later version was recorded by Kate Smith, and became her signature song.

Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, but decided that it did not fit in a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank, so he set it aside.

In 1938, with the rise of Hitler, Berlin, who was Jewish and a first-generation European immigrant, felt it was time to revive it as a "peace song", and it was introduced on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938 sung by Kate Smith, on her radio show.

While the storm clouds gather,
Far across the sea,
Let us swear allegiance,
To a land that's free,
Let us all be grateful,
For a land so fair,
As we raise our voices,
In a solemn prayer.

God bless America
Land that I love
Stand beside her
And guide her
Through the night with a light from above
From the mountains
To the prairies
To the oceans white with foam
God bless America
My home sweet home
God bless America . . .
My home sweet home!

Listen to Kate Smith's original rendition of GOD BLESS AMERICA by going here.

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For Bible Readers

Welcome to our 24-Hour Bible Readathon for the 4th of July!

We are reading the Word of God nonstop through midnight tonight: 24 hours in all.

Your facilitator will tell you which Book of the Bible you are in, as you join the call.

Here are the instructions you need as a reader:

1. Dial 712-770-4340. When the voice asks for your access code press in 350430#.

2. After that the voice will say, "Please identify yourself and will tell how many are on the line." Please do not identify yourself at that point. The person reading the chapter they are on will pause when they hear the chime and identify the book chapter and verse.

3. When the leader of the call asks "Who just came on please?" Please identify your first name and the state you're calling from.

4. When the leader of the call assigns to you a chapter, be ready to read.

5. When you start to read, make sure that you are off mute. Please keep your call muted at all other times so as to take out any background noise. You can mute your phone with the button on your phone or mute your line, by dialing *6. Be sure to *6 or unmute your phone when you begin to read.

Thank you for joining us as we read God's word over the land. God's word does not return void. (Isaiah 55:11

God bless you!


Thank You for Joining Us in Prayer

Thank You for Joining Us in Prayer

"Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. This is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth." (I Timothy 2:1-4)