4 Jan 2020

US and allies suspend training of Iraqi forces – Germany
The United States and its allies have suspended training of Iraqi forces due to the increased threat they face after a US air strike in Baghdad on Friday killed a top Iranian general….a senior German officer said US Lieutenant General Pat White had decided to further increase the level of protection for the forces deployed in Iraq under Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR), which he commands.

Iran’s UN Ambassador: US virtually declared war on Iran
Iranian Ambassador to the UN Majid Takht Ravanchi told CNN that the US killing of Qassem Soleimani, the top commander of the elite Quds Force of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was tantamount to opening a war against Iran. “The response for a military action,” he said, “is a military action.”

Australia fires: Troops called to tackle fires
Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced 3,000 reserve troops will be deployed to help tackle raging bushfires across the country. Defence Minister Linda Reynolds said this is the first time this had happened in Australia’s history. Temperatures surpassed 40C (104F) in parts of south-east Australia on Saturday as fires ravaged through homes and land.

Muslim population of England passes the three million mark for the first time as the numbers of Christians continues to decline, figures reveal
The Muslim population of England has passed the three million mark for the first time, according to estimates prepared by Whitehall. They said that Muslims are the fastest-growing faith group in the country – while allegiance to Christianity continues to decline. The figures were produced by the Office for National Statistics…

Trump tells evangelical rally he will put prayer in schools
U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said his Democratic opponents would tear down crosses and pledged to bring prayer to public schools at a re-election rally to shore up evangelical support. Trump spoke on the outskirts of Miami at the King Jesus International Ministry, a “prosperity gospel” church that teaches that the faithful will be rewarded with health and wealth on earth.

Israel braces for Iranian retaliation after Soleimani assassination
Israel’s defense minister summoned the country’s military and security chiefs to Tel Aviv on Friday in the wake of the U.S. airstrike that killed senior Iranian Quds Force commander Qassem Soleimani. As Iranian officials vowed revenge, the government of America’s closest ally in the Middle East gave no immediate public response to the deaths of Soleimani and of Iraqi militia commander Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis in Baghdad.

Haftar issues ‘call to arms’ over possible Turkey intervention
Renegade military commander Khalifa Haftar has called on Libyans to take up arms in response to a prospective military intervention from Turkey aimed at shoring up the UN-recognised government in Tripoli. The beleaguered Tripoli-based Government of National Accord (GNA), headed by Fayez al-Sarraj, has been under sustained attack since April by Haftar…

Round Two: US Drone Airstrikes Kill Six Pro-Iran Militia Commanders
Whether he is eating ice cream or not, Trump appears to be on a rampage to recreate the end of The Godfather.

RED ALERT: Internet to be “policed” by communist China under new UN crackdown targeting online speech
With Russia’s help, communist China has convinced the United Nations to pass a new resolution that threatens to further restrict online free speech in the name of fighting “cybercrime.”

Trump: 2020 Democratic candidates ‘trying to punish religious believers’
President Trump warned members of his evangelical base that every 2020 Democratic presidential candidate poses a threat to their religious liberty.

The Global Shaking From A Trump Presidency We Warned You About Last Year Has Already Started
News headlines all over the Internet this week, both liberal and conservative, are proclaiming that a ‘global shaking’ has come upon the world affecting the governments in every nation. The reason for this global shaking?

United Methodist Church Will Split Into Multiple Denominations As Same-Sex Marriage Continues To Destroy The Professing End Times Christian Church
Conservatives applauded back in February when the United Methodist Church body narrowly voted down the LGBTQ+P for Pedophile “One Church Plan’, but alas, the short-lived victory is coming to an end. Jesus tells us in Revelation 3 that the Laodicean Church Age, the last days of the professing church on earth before the Rapture, would look like this:

Prince Philip passes Outward Bound Trust patronage to Prince Andrew after interviewing him for the job
The Duke of Edinburgh has handed over his patronage of the Outward Bound Trust to his son, the Duke of York, it has been announced.

New Church of England Archbishop Believes Christian Views on Sexuality Should Be Adapted ‘To Fit Culture’
The latest senior appointee in the Church of England has made some startling remarks about the relevance of the Bible in our modern culture. Stephen Cottrell, the incoming Archbishop of York, made the controversial comments back in 2017 after the Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, called for a “radical new Christian inclusion” amongst the Anglican communion.

Could Roe v. Wade be overturned? Hundreds of members of Congress sign amicus brief ahead of key SCOTUS case
Several hundred members of Congress filed “amicus,” or supporting, briefs in a closely watched upcoming Supreme Court case that could decide the future of abortion access.

Jan Markell: Top 10 Bible Prophecy Stories of 2019
…let me present what I think are the top ten Bible prophecy signs of 2019. As stated, I could present 110.  In some cases, these signs are Tribulation-related events but they are still casting a shadow on the Church Age. They are not in order of importance because each item is important!

Mystery pneumonia outbreak in China sparks fear of deadly SARS virus
Authorities are investigating an outbreak of viral pneumonia in central China amid online speculation that it might be linked to SARS, the flu-like virus that killed hundreds of people more than a decade ago.

U.S. Drug Companies Already Raising Prices in 2020|
Pharmaceutical giants celebrated the dawn of 2020 in the best way they know how: jacking up the prices of drugs for people in the U.S. that need them.

Wildfires claim 22 lives, destroy 2 500 buildings and scorch 5.9 million ha (15 million acres) — extreme fire weather warning, Australia
Bushfires in Australia have killed at least 22 people since August 2019 and destroyed more than 2 500 buildings, including over 1 400 homes. In addition, 28 people are still missing in the state of Victoria. Half a billion animals have been killed, including a third of the local koala population.

“Dire Circumstances”: Aussie Wildfires Intensify After Killing Half A Billion Animals; Record Numbers Evacuate
“If they value their safety they must leave…”