U.S. Navy moves into position to strike Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #381)

1. According to Fox News and the Associated Press, U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel suggested on Friday that the Pentagon was moving naval forces closer to Syria in preparation for a possible decision by President Obama to order military strikes.

2. According to the Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the reports suggesting Syrian President Bashar Assad had used chemical weapons to attack civilians, saying that if Syria is not punished, its ally Iran could be encouraged to develop nuclear weapons.

3. According to Fox News, a raging wildfire along the northwest edge of Yosemite National Park is gaining strength as firefighters scramble to protect nearby mountain communities. The fire held steady overnight at nearly 200 square miles, but a spokesman for the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection says firefighters didn’t get their usual reprieve from cooler early morning temperatures on Saturday.

4. According to Reuters, Al-Qaida's North African branch blamed Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim militant group Hezbollah for twin bombs that hit the northern city of Tripoli on Friday and threatened retribution.

5. According to the Associated Press, an official says suspected Islamist extremists killed at least 44 villagers in continuing attacks in an Islamic uprising in northeast Nigeria.

The Bible says in James 5:7: "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of

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