1. NATO allies agreed on Friday to send aircraft and ships to Turkey to strengthen Turkey’s air defenses on its border with Syria.
2. China’s Defense Ministry on Saturday accused the U.S. of committing a “serious military provocation” by flying two Air Force B-52 bombers over a Chinese-controlled man-made island in the South China Sea, and said it would do whatever is necessary to protect the country’s sovereignty.
3. The United Nations said on Friday that the number of people forced to flee war is expected to far surpass 60 million in 2015, warning that violence around the globe is likely to push a record number of asylum seekers even higher in the coming year.
4. Yemeni negotiators taking part in U.N.-sponsored peace talks agreed on Saturday to form a committee to oversee a fragile ceasefire after fresh fighting imperiled their efforts to end Yemen’s civil war.
5. Tehran’s nuclear chief said on Saturday that Iran will export most of its enriched uranium to Russia in the coming days as it rushes to implement a nuclear deal and secure relief from international sanctions.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 24:17-20 which reads: “Fear, and the pit, and the snare, are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. And it shall come to pass, that he who fleeth from the noise of the fear shall fall into the pit; and he that cometh up out of the midst of the pit shall be taken in the snare: for the windows from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth do shake. The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly. The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard, and shall be removed like a cottage; and the transgression thereof shall be heavy upon it; and it shall fall, and not rise again.”
Our second coming quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said: “What is important is not that we should always fear (or hope) about the End but that we should always remember, always take it into account. An analogy may here help. A man of seventy need not be always feeling (much less talking) about his approaching death: but a wise man of seventy should always take it into account.”