1. The U.S. Embassy in Beijing on Thursday morning warned citizens of a Christmastime terrorism threat against Westerners in one of the city’s most popular districts.
2. Israel’s internal security agency uncovered a large Hamas terror cell, among whose members were Israeli citizens, which planned to carry out suicide bombings and other terror attacks in Israel.
3. Pulitzer-winning journalist Seymour Hersh claimed in a piece published by the London Review that the U.S. military is indirectly and covertly supporting Syrian President Bashar Assad, providing him with intelligence through third-party mediators in an effort to help his regime defeat the Islamic groups challenging his rule.
4. Chinese pastors are no strangers to surveillance. Many have worked for years in China’s unregistered “house churches,” and have been interrogated numerous times.
5. Two-thousand miles from Syria,the Islamic State is trying to expand its territory by establishing a branch in what its fighters call the “little emirate”: the war-torn country of Somalia.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 26 which reads in part: “The way of the just is uprightness: thou, most upright, dost weigh the path of the just. Yea, in the way of thy judgments, O Lord, have we waited for thee; the desire of our soul is to thy name, and to the remembrance of thee. With my soul have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness. Let favour be shewed to the wicked, yet will he not learn righteousness: in the land of uprightness will he deal unjustly, and will not behold the majesty of the Lord.”
Our second coming quote for today is from Sandra Jean. She said: “Satan hates this doctrine of Christ’s coming because it is a purifying doctrine. The fact of Jesus Christ return leads us to live a life of watchfulness, loyalty, wisdom, activity, simplicity, self-restraint, prayer and abiding in Christ.”