1. According to the Jerusalem Post, Israeli Intelligence and Strategic Affairs Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Wednesday that if Iran remains a nuclear threshold state, there will be a Sunni-Shi’ite nuclear arms race.
2. According to Reuters, an 80-year-old man infected with the H7N9 bird flu virus has died in Hong Kong, the first such death in the city after the virus surfaced in early December.
3. According to Israel National News, Hamas minister Fathi Hammad has declared that the ultimate goal of the Hamas movement is to establish Islam worldwide.
4. According to The Times of Israel, IDF figures for 2013 show a significant increase in the small number of Arab Christian Israeli citizens opting to serve in the military, a course that has long been taboo outside the Druze and Bedouin communities of Israel.
5. According to The Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that Israel holds Hamas responsible for recent attacks emanating from the Gaza Strip and will make the terror group face the consequences.
The Bible says in Isaiah 65:25: “The wolf and the lamb shall feed together, and the lion shall eat straw like the bullock: and dust shall be the serpent’s meat. They shall not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain, saith the Lord.”
Our Second Coming quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said, “The doctrine of the Second Coming teaches us that we do not and cannot know when the world drama will end. The curtain may be rung down at any moment. This seems to some people intolerably frustrating. We do not know the play. The Author knows. The audience, if there is an audience (if angels and archangels and all the company of heaven fill the pit and the stalls) may have an inkling. When it is over, we may be told. We are led to expect that the Author will have something to say to each of us on the part that each of us has played. The playing it well is what matters infinitely.”
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