1. Russia said on Thursday that a new U.S. military strategy was confrontational and would not help improve relations with Moscow, strained by the crisis in Ukraine.
2. The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq.
3. The Islamic State terror group has threatened to “uproot the state of the Jews” and pursue “Hamas dictators” in Gaza.
4.The Egyptian military pounded Islamic militant positions and killed 23 extremists in dawn raids in Sinai on Thursday, a day after an unprecedented assault by Islamic State-linked extremists in the restive peninsula that undermined government efforts to stem an insurgency in the area despite a two-year crackdown.
5. Officials intensified contact tracing in Liberia in the town where a 17-year-old died from Ebola on Sunday, as a third person was found to have contracted the deadly virus.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is 2 Samuel 7:8-9 which reads: “Now therefore so shalt thou say unto my servant David, Thus saith the Lord of hosts, I took thee from the sheepcote, from following the sheep, to be ruler over my people, over Israel: And I was with thee whithersoever thou wentest, and have cut off all thine enemies out of thy sight, and have made thee a great name, like unto the name of the great men that are in the earth.”
Our second coming quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said: “The subject of the second coming of Christ has never been popular to any but the true believer.”