North Korea says its nuclear test will be ready "soon" (Second Coming Watch Update #83)

North Korea says its nuclear test will be ready "soon". According to Reuters, a senior source with close ties to Pyongyang and Beijing says North Korea has almost completed preparations for a third nuclear test which will draw further international condemnation following a failed rocket launch if it goes ahead.

Iran claims it has full control over all operations in the Persian Gulf. According to the Fars News Agency, the Commander of Iran's Revolutionary Guard, Ali Fadavi, stressed that his forces have domination and control over the US Navy ships in the Persian Gulf, and said that the American naval forces need Iran's permission for any move in the regional waters.

Mark 13:8: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."

Hindu radicals are using the law to persecute Christians. According to Asia News, even without anti-conversion laws, ultranationalist Hindus have a legal tool to persecute Christians.

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