1. The Pentagon will seek a 35 percent increase in funding for the fight against the Islamic State in its next budget, bringing the request for U.S. military efforts against the terrorist group to $7.5 billion.
2. The World Health Organization has labeled the Zika virus a public health emergency of international concern—a classification that will result in a global response to the virus that has been linked to certain birth defects.
3. Iran said on Monday that it now has access to more than $100 billion worth of frozen overseas assets following the landmark nuclear deal with world powers.
4. Pastor Joseph Yuese of the largest government-sanctioned church in China has reportedly been sent to jail for protesting forced removal of church crosses.
5. Thousands of locusts are infesting farmlands in Argentina and have been doing so since last July. Videos from the country show thousands of locusts swarming across fields and covering trees and exteriors of buildings.
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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 43:5-7.
Our second coming quote for today is from Adrian Rogers. He said, “The second coming of Jesus Christ is necessary to fulfill the purpose of God. The incarnation without the coronation would be like height without depth and east without west. And our salvation without our glorification is no salvation at all. His resurrection is the pledge of our resurrection.”