1. According to the Los Angeles Times, the magnitude 4.4 earthquake that struck the area on Monday and was followed by 6 aftershocks is the most significant shake in Southern California since 2008. People reported feeling it within about 30 to 50 miles of the epicenter. A U.S. Geological Survey seismologist said there is the possibility that the 4.4 earthquake was only a prelude to an equal or stronger shake adding that it could mark “the end of the earthquake drought” that southern California has had over the past few years.
2. According to The New York Times, President Vladimir Putin claimed Crimea as a part of Russia on Tuesday, reversing what he described as a historical mistake made by the Soviet Union 60 years ago and brushing aside international condemnation that could leave Russia deeply isolated for years to come. Within minutes of delivering a passionate speech to Russia’s entire political elite, Mr. Putin cemented his pledge by signing a draft treaty with Crimean leaders to make the strategic Black Sea peninsula part of Russia.
3. According to The Times of Israel, Israel’s Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon issued a scathing critique of the Obama administration on Monday, declaring that Israel cannot rely on the U.S. to thwart Iran’s nuclear program, accusing the administration of broadcasting weakness throughout the world, and warning that its perceived weakness was inviting further terrorism against US targets.
4. According to Reuters, North Korea fired 10 short-range missiles into the sea off the east of the Korean peninsula on Sunday. The missiles reportedly flew for 45 miles before splashing into the sea. North Korea is not banned from short-range missile launches under U.N. sanctions and frequently tests its arsenal, but the U.S. State Department said it was closely monitoring the situation and called on North Korea “to refrain from provocative actions that aggravate tensions.”
5. According to The Independent, a forthcoming UN report warns that climate change will displace hundreds of millions of people by the end of this century, increasing the risk of violent conflict and wiping trillions of dollars off the global economy. The second of three publications by the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, due to be made public at the end of this month, is the most comprehensive investigation into the impact of climate change ever undertaken.
The Bible says in Revelation 19:8-9: “And to her was granted that she should be arrayed in fine linen, clean and white: for the fine linen is the righteousness of saints. And he saith unto me, Write, Blessed are they which are called unto the marriage supper of the Lamb. And he saith unto me, These are the true sayings of God.”
Our second coming quote for today is from William Gurnall. He said, “Christ hath told us he will come, but not when, that we might never put off our clothes, or put out the candle.”
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