Day: December 14, 2021

News of the Day – December 14th

United Nations Sculpture Resembles Daniel 7 Endtime Beast

Many believe we are living in the last days before Christ’s return. And now a new sculpture at the United Nations Plaza in New York City is sparking up controversy because of its striking resemblance to the end times beast described in the biblical books of Daniel and Revelation. called a guardian  for international peace and security, the statue was donated by the government of Oaxaca, Mexico. Some social media users have also pointed to 1 Thessalonians 5:2-3 when criticizing the statue, noting that the scripture warns that unbelievers will call for “peace and safety” just before the rapture. Read more about the statue here.


2000 year Old Synagogue Discovered In Galilee

In yet another amazing discovery, Israeli archaeologists say they have found a 2,000-year-old synagogue in the Galilee region. It was found the synagogue in the town of Migdal, which is on the northern shore of the Sea of Galilee. The town had a large Jewish community during the Second Temple Period and is the birthplace of Mary Magdalene. The synagogue is of basalt and chalk, and comprises a main hall and two side rooms. Current excavations are being carried out by private archaeologist Yehuda Govrin with scientific oversight by the Zinman Institute of Archaeology at the University of Haifa. Read more about the discovery here.


Samaritan’s Purse Responds To Tornado Ravaged Areas

Franklin Graham’s Samaritan’s Purse deployed disaster response teams to Mayfield, Kentucky and Monette, Arkansas in response to the deadly tornadoes that spawned overnight. The storm system created widespread devastation across six states. Chaplains from the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association’s Rapid Response Team are deploying alongside Samaritan’s Purse to provide emotional and spiritual encouragement to families impacted by the severe storms. The charity encourages those who want to help in the tornado relief efforts to sign up for volunteer opportunities. Read more about the charity’s efforts here.


Christmas Tree Planted 43 Years Ago By Elderly Couple Now 50 feet Tall

A couple who planted a 6-foot Christmas tree in 1978 now use a cherry-picker to decorate the 50-foot giant with 3,000 lights in an annual tradition. Avril and Christopher Rowlands welcomed 2,000 locals to the switch-on in Inkburrow, Worcestershire, England. The tree was six feet tall when they planted it after first moving in to their new home. The tree has become a big part of the community’s lives and the switching on of the lights has become quite a village tradition. The village where the tree shines, is one of the darkest places in the UK as one of the only towns without any street lights. Read more about the tree here.


December 14th – Isaiah 42:1-4

Isaiah 42:1-4

Our society loves celebrities. And we treat them like royalty. We follow them on social media, copy their every move and dream of having their lavish lifestyle. Yet the greatest celebrity of all didn’t come to be idolized or to walk red carpets. Jesus Christ, Lord of lords, and King of kings, came not with pomp and circumstance. He didn’t come in a blaze of glory. And He didn’t come carrying a rod of iron to crush His enemies. Instead the prophet Isaiah tells us that our great King came to be a Ruler who serves, who is so compassionate He won’t break a bruised reed, and who came to suffer. The greatest King of all was born in a insignificant town in great humility to unknown parents. He didn’t live in a palace or enjoy the comforts of celebrity. Jesus came as the humble Servant of God not for His benefit, but for ours. A mighty King who suffered to bring justice to all and set us free.