Prophecy News Watch - July 16, 2019

Around the World
Monsoon Flooding Hits Indian Subcontinent
More than three million people have been forced to flee their homes in India, Bangladesh, and Nepal, as the rising floodwaters of monsoon season hit the Indian subcontinent.
Sweden Chip Prefigures Mark of the Beast?: 4,000 Swedes Take Chip Implant in Hand
A chip many Christians believe could be a prototype for the mark of the beast has been implemented in Sweden, where more than 4,000 citizens have had a chip the size of a grain of rice inserted into their hands.
Turkey's Erdogan Says Russian S-400s Will Be Fully Deployed by April 2020
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that the Russian S-400 missile defense system, parts of which have been delivered to Turkey over the past four days, would be fully deployed in April 2020.

Israel-Palestinian Conflict
Muslim Moat Designed to Repel Crusaders Discovered on 920-Year Anniversary of Jerusalem Siege
A moat used by Muslim conquerors of Jerusalem in the 11th Century to keep Crusaders out was discovered near the Zion Gate along the Old City’s walls, confirming the existence of something that had formerly only been found in chronicles thought to be fanciful.
Pro-Palestinian Greek Orthodox Protest Sale of Jerusalem Properties to Jewish Groups
Three contested East Jerusalem properties, the subject of a land dispute over the last 15 years, were finally sold to a Jewish organization after Israel’s Supreme Court overruled a protest by the Greek Orthodox Church on June 11th.

Inside the United States
Trump Abortion Restrictions Effective Immediately
Taxpayer-funded family planning clinics must stop referring women to abortion providers immediately, the Trump administration said Monday, declaring it will begin enforcing a new regulation hailed by religious conservatives and denounced by medical organizations and women’s rights groups.
Ridgecrest earthquake aftershocks keep rattling: More than 70 measuring 4.0+ since July 4
It’s been more than a week since two of the largest earthquakes to hit Southern California in nearly two decades hit, and the aftershocks keep coming.
Large-Scale Immigration Raids Fail to Materialize
For the second time in less than a month, the mass immigration raids that President Donald Trump promised to carry out have failed to materialize.
MD Officials Block Christian School from Voucher Program, Claiming Anti-LGBT Beliefs
A private church-run elementary school has filed a federal lawsuit against the state of Maryland for pulling it from a school voucher program that's designed to benefit low-income students. And the state didn't stop there, demanding the school also pay back thousands of dollars for its previous participation in the program.

Christian News
Pastor Andrew Brunson 'astounded at the speed with which the US is imploding' and predicts persecution
The evangelical Presbyterian pastor whose two-year imprisonment in Turkey sparked a geopolitical firestorm issued sobering words for Americans during a religious liberty conference last week.