1. Iraqi forces have retaken a former government compound in Ramadi from where Islamic State group militants have been resisting an army offensive.
2. Police in Vienna, Austria, said on Saturday that an unnamed “friendly” intelligence service has warned several European cities of possible terror attacks.
3. A senior Russian officer said in an interview that the Russian air force has not hit civilian targets since they started a bombing campaign in Syria nearly three months ago.
4. As the world’s eyes are focused on the Islamic State in Syria and its activity in Europe, the organization’s branch in Sinai — Ansar Bait al-Maqdis (or ABAM) — is gaining strength, and the Russian plane bombing may be just the beginning of its integration into ISIS’s international war.
5. Turkey is reportedly demanding that Israel give it unrestricted access to the Gaza Strip to deliver goods to the blockaded Palestinian territory, as a condition for restoring normal ties between the two countries.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 26 which reads in part: “Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.”
Our second coming quote for today is from John Wesley. He said: “We know it cannot be long before the Lord will descend with the voice of the archangel, and the trumpet of God; when every one of us shall appear before him, and give account of his own works. Why should one of you be found on the left hand at his appearing? He willeth not that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance; by repentance, to faith in a bleeding Lord; by faith, to spotless love, to the full image of God renewed in the heart, and producing all holiness of conversation. O make proof of his mercy, rather than his justice; of his love, rather than the thunder of his power!”