Gay marriage advances in NY, church

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Globe webcam provided by 123RF Stock PhotosGod says in Hosea 4:6 that his people die because they lack knowledge. Knowing world events clues us in to where we are on the Biblical, prophetic time line. News should prompt us to pray for two things: that the eyes of the lost and deceived are opened to God’s love as expressed through the life and death and life of Yeshua and that God’s Kingdom come on earth.

Why so much Israel news? God always meant Israel to be an example to the nations, an example of His righteousness, His justice, His mercy, His love. She is also a signpost. Consider this. Zion, God’s other name of Jerusalem, means “signpost.” Messiah draws nigh. The events in Zion speak to that.

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Kinda a low-key roundup this week (because I was slack in reading the news). There IS lots happening — Syria and Mexico come to mind. Scroll down to the end to see a video analysis of latest drug cartel arrest by Stratfor Global Intelligence.

Also, New York legalized homosexual marriage. Scroll down to last item before video on how gay marriage is splitting the Methodists.

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    It’s 3:25 p.m. in a dusty cucumber field in south Georgia. A knot of criminal offenders who spent seven hours in the sun harvesting buckets of vegetables by hand have decided they’re calling it quits — exactly as crew leader Benito Mendez predicted in the morning.
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    In Manana Forever? former Mexican Foreign Minister Jorge Castaneda tries to encapsulate the paradoxes and promises of his country. He joins NPR’s Neal Conan to talk about what Mexico needs to do to turn itself around.
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    Mexican federal police caught one of Mexico’s most-wanted drug lords, the alleged leader of the La Familia cartel, authorities said Tuesday. Federal security spokesman Alejandro Poire said police arrested Jose de Jesus Mendez Vargas, alias El Chango, or “The Monkey,” in the central state of Aguascal
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    Most people have heard of the iconic singer/songwriter. Most know about his uniquely ‘whiny’ voice, his famous folk songs (Blowin’ In The Wind, Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door, Forever Young, Like A Rolling Stone) and his infamously reclusive image. He was called ‘the voice of his generation’ in the 60’s and 70’s. But few know that in that late 1970’s Dylan became a passionate believer in Yeshua the Jewish Messiah.
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    VERACRUZ, Mexico (AP) – A journalist, his wife, and their 21-year-old son were shot to death inside their home in this Gulf coast city Monday, authorities said.
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    –2 minutes. The debate hasn’t started yet, but the crowd is already restless. A mutiny is afoot. CNN may host this thing, but can CNN’s John King control it? “Let’s do the pledge,” shouts out someone in the audience, and then it happens, a spontaneous eruption of patriotism.
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    MILWAUKEE – A growing number of pastors in the United Methodist Church say they’re no longer willing to obey a church rule that prohibits them from officiating at same-sex marriages, despite the…


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