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Two men and zero women have been

executed in the United States in 2019.

78 Killed in Dhaka, Bangladesh
At least 78 individuals have been killed, and dozens injured, after a fire in the historic Dhaka district, the capital of Bangladesh. In the area of the fire, buildings are closely packed together, with narrow streets, and many buildings are run-down. The fire is believed to have been caused when fuel cylinder in a car exploded. The fire spread rapidly. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all that are affected.
9 Killed in Chittagong, Bangladesh
At least nine individuals have been killed, and over 50 others injured, after a fire in a slum in Chittagong, Bangladesh. The cause of the fires is suspected to be a short circuit. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for all those affected.
5 Killed in Aurora, Illinois
Five individuals were shot and killed at a manufacturing plant in Aurora, Illinois. Five police officers were injured and the gunman was eventually killed by the police. On the day of the shooting, the shooter was being fired from his position at the plant, where he had worked for the last 15 years. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured. Please pray for peace.
4 Killed in Kashmir
Four Indian soldiers have been killed in India-administered Kashmir, following a clash with militants. Recently, in the same region, over 40 others were killed in a suicide attack. Pakistani and Indian forces have been battling over the area. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for peace.
Flooded Gold Mine in Zimbabwe
Nine miners have been rescued alive from a flooded, illegal gold mine in Zimbabwe, while the bodies of 24 others have been recovered. Flooding occurring after a dam burst. While nine have been rescued, dozens of others remain missing and are feared dead. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for the missing miners and for their families.
Force Withdraw Agreement in Yemen
Government and rebel forces have reached an agreement to withdraw forces around the port of Hudaydah. The withdraw is part of a ceasefire agreement reached last year. The conflict began in 2015, and has resulted in thousands of civilian deaths and injuries. Please pray for peace in the region. Please pray for the families of the deceased and for healing for the injured.
7 Killed in Haiti
At least seven individuals have been killed as a result of protests against the government in Haiti. Protesters are protesting the soaring inflation and accuse the government of corruption and misappropriation of funds. The protesters have also asked for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise. The President has rejected the idea. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Pleas pray for peace.
17 Killed in New Delhi, India
At least 17 individuals have been killed after a fire in a hotel in New Delhi, India. Thirty-five others were rescued from the fire and 19 were taken to the hospital for injured. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Please pray for the families of the deceased. Please pray for healing for the injured.
Heat Wave in Australia
A record heat wave, following a record drought, in Australia have farmers, and others, worried. The drought and heat have caused animals to die and worries that crops will not be able to be planted. Across the globe, the United States is experiencing record cold temperatures. Please pray for all those affected by extreme temperatures. Please pray for their safety and health.

June 16, 2017: Daily Bible Reading Commentary for Ezekiel 1-6

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Commentary: The first chapter tells of Ezekiel being given a great vision, including an angel with four faces.  There are many interpretations of the four faces.  One is that each represents a Gospel and quality of Christ: the Lion representing kingship is Matthew, the ox representing servanthood is Mark, the man representing humanity is Luke, and the flying eagle representing deity is John.  Chapter 2 is quite clearly God's call and commission of Ezekiel.  Chapter 3 has Ezekiel eating the scroll of God which tastes like honey even though it is filled with words of doom.  While we do not physically eat the Word of God, we use it to nourish us in our everyday lives.  Ezekiel was quite overwhelmed by all that he experienced.  Wouldn't you be?  Ezekiel is assigned as a watchman, to warn the people of Israel against the false prophets.  Ezekiel was responsible for delivering God's message - he was not responsible for the people's reaction to the message.  Chapters 4 and 5 have Ezekiel acting out parables.  He does this quite a bit throughout his ministry.  In different ways, these parables depict the coming destruction of the Jerusalem.  Chapter 6 is a prophecy against all of Israel (both Judah and Israel).  Both nations will fall to Babylon, but some will be spared.  They will be scattered, but they are to be witnesses for the Lord. Just as God proved He was Lord to the Israelites in Egypt, He will again prove to His people that He is Lord.

Focus Verse: 6:8-10  God refuses to completely destroy His chosen people even though they have repeatedly turned away from Him and worshipped false gods.  What does this tell you about your Lord?


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