Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 7 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #277)

Signs of His Coming: China and France agree to push for a world free of domination by one superpower | Afghanistan: freak hailstone storm kills three, grounds aircraft, causes major damage | Is Israel hiding a major archaeological find from the time of David? And if so, why?

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 7” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be “ashamed’ at Christ’s coming.

+ Plus, listen to Hillsong singing “Worthy is the Lamb”

Lebanese army increases activities; Terrorism threats on the rise in Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #338)

1. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Lebanese Armed Forces and United Nations troops have increased their observation activities on the Israel-Lebanon border. The increased activity came a day after the Israeli Air Force shot down a drone that flew south from Lebanon over the Mediterranean Sea about eight kilometers off the coast of Haifa. Hezbollah, who had a drone shot down by the IAF in the Negev in October, denied having sent an unmanned aerial vehicle to Israel on Thursday. According to Friday’s Lebanese report, IDF troops along the Lebanese border were on high alert as well and flyovers by Israeli military planes were reported in southern Lebanon.

2. According to Reuters, the terrorism threat in Europe remains elevated, with a quarter more attacks in the European Union in 2012 than in the previous year. The annual terrorism report published by Europe’s crime-fighting agency, coming less than two weeks after the bombings in Boston, identified 219 completed or failed attacks in 2012 in EU-member states, the majority in France and Spain. That was a rise of 26 percent over 2011, when 174 such attacks were reported. Europol defines a “terrorist” offence as an intentional act which may seriously damage a country or international organization when committed to intimidate a population, compel a government to act, or destabilize political, economic or social structures.

3. According to Reuters, Chinese authorities discovered the first case of a new strain of bird flu in the eastern province of the country, signaling the spread of the virus which has killed 23 people in China. Health authorities said a 65-year-old man had tested positive for the virus. Thirty-seven people who had been in close contact with the man had not shown symptoms of the flu. Chinese scientists confirmed that chickens had transmitted the flu to humans.

4. According to The Times of Israel, assessments that Iran’s Revolutionary Guard forces are behind the launch of the drone into Israeli airspace are gaining momentum among Israel’s political and security leaders. A report indicated that Iranian forces operate on Lebanese soil to aid Hezbollah’s drone capabilities, as well as provide support to the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Washington requested that Israel show restraint to the violation of its airspace.

5. According to Reuters, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank. The procession, the largest of its kind for years, followed charges by Palestinians that the Israeli settlers had attacked them twice this week. Around half a million settlers have moved to the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel captured the area, along with the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East War. Palestinians want the settlements gone from what they see as their future state.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 9:26: “For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and that of the Father and the holy angels.”

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Israel shoots down Lebanese drone; China, India in border standoff (Second Coming Watch Update #337)

1. According to The Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Air Force shot down a drone over the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday off the coast of Haifa which had flown south from Lebanon. The Israeli Air Force had identified the drone flying in Lebanese airspace south towards Israel along the coast line. A squadron of F-16s and IAF helicopters were scrambled to engage the drone. After ensuring that the drone was hostile, the IAF commander gave the order to shoot it down over the Mediterranean, five miles away from Haifa. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that “Israel is prepared to deal with any threat posed from Syria or Lebanon in the air, land or sea.”

2. According to Yahoo News, Chinese and Indian troops are camping 900 feet apart from each other six miles into Indian territory, according to India’s External Affairs Ministry, which describes the Chinese incursion and resulting standoff as a “face to face situation.” Indian media reports say that eight days ago a platoon of 50 soldiers from the Chinese People’s Liberation Army crossed six miles into La-dakh, and remain in pitched tents near Burthe. China is denying the allegation, saying their soldiers have not trespassed across the effective border between the two Asian giants. The area is part of disputed territory claimed by both countries.

3. According to Reuters, the World Health Organization says that a new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is “one of the most lethal” of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003. The H7N9 flu has infected 108 people in China since it was first detected in March, and just a few days ago, the first case of the strain outside of China was discovered in Taiwan. Although it is not clear exactly how people are being infected, experts say they see no evidence so far of the most worrisome scenario – sustained transmission between people.

4. According to The Hindu, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, but no tsunami warning was issued and no damages were immediately reported. Australian seismologists say there likely will be damage reports, but the damage will be minimal. Last week, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s north but no major damage was reported.

5. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say President Vladimir Putin is presiding over the worst era for Russian human rights since the Soviet Union. Mr. Putin, who was re-elected as president almost a year ago, stands accused of bringing in new laws to stifle criticism of his regime and adapting existing laws to silence dissent. The HRW report states that “The Russian government has unleashed a crackdown on civil society unprecedented in the country’s post-Soviet history.” The publication of the reports comes at a time of mounting pressure for Mr. Putin.

Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:26-27: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven.”

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #276)

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Chinese and Japanese ships cluster around disputed islands | Earthquake rocks eastern Afghanistan | Hagel: U.S. and Israel must remain closer than ever

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 6” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be “ashamed’ at Christ’s coming.

+ Plus, listen to Shana Wilson singing “Heaven’s Coming”

Israel: Iran has crossed nuclear ‘red line’; Radioactive gases found from N. Korea nuke test (Second Coming Watch Update #336)

1. According to The Times of Israel, Major General Amos Yadlin, a former head of IDF Military Intelligence, said that Iran has essentially crossed the “red line” set by Israel for its nuclear activity, and the coming few months will be a crucial period. Speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said that “for all intents and purposes, Iran has crossed Israel’s red line. In the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb.” He said that unless there is a drastic increase in international pressure on the Islamic Republic, Iran will continue to expand its nuclear program.

2. According to Reuters, radioactive gases that could have come from North Korea’s nuclear test in February have unexpectedly been detected, possibly providing the first “smoking gun” evidence of the explosion. The April 9 measurement — almost two months after North Korea said it had carried out the underground detonation — gave no indication of whether plutonium or highly enriched uranium was used, it said. The time that had passed before the so-called noble gases were picked up made it “very difficult” to distinguish between the two fissile materials.

3. According to Ynet News, a French newspaper reported that Jordan has decided to allow Israel to use its airspace in order to monitor the situation in Syria and even attack the country’s chemical facilities, if the need arose. The French newspaper’s website noted two routes to be opened to Israel: a southern route from the Negev and a route via Amman. Opening Jordanian airspace would mean Israel can avoid flying over southern Lebanon. The report has not yet been corroborated by other sources.

4. According to The New York Times, two Syrian archbishops from Aleppo were abducted while traveling outside that besieged northern city, making them the most senior church clerics to become entangled as victims in the two-year-old civil war. The government and insurgent groups blamed each other for the abduction of the two clerics, the Syrian Orthodox archbishop, John I-bra-him, and the Greek Orthodox archbishop, Paul Ya-zi-gi. Activists reached by telephone in the Aleppo area said the pair’s vehicle had been waylaid in the countryside by armed men who shot their driver. Many of the 2.2 million Christians in Syria believe that their rights will not be protected if the rebels overthrow Assad.

5. According to Reuters, Russia is studying changes to the U.S. missile defense program, but still wants guarantees that the system would not be used against Russia. U.S. and NATO plans to build an anti-missile shield around Western Europe to protect against attack from Iran and North Korea have been a major irritant in relations with Russia, which fears the system’s interceptors could eventually shoot down its own long-range nuclear missiles. The Pentagon said last month it would station additional missile interceptors in Alaska in response to North Korean threats and at the same time forgo a new type of interceptor that would have been deployed in Europe.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 26:64: “Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven.”

You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at Second Coming Herald.com.

Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #275)

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Hagel: Israel, US see Iran threat ‘exactly the same’ | China deploys anti-ship missile off Taiwan, stifling possible U.S. efforts to support island | S. Korea: North moves two more missile launchers

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ – Part 5” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be “ashamed’ at Christ’s coming.

+ Plus, listen to Kathryn Scott singing “Heaven is Our Home”

UN labels Iran, N. Korea as ‘serious’ threats; N. Korea won’t give up nukes (Second Coming Watch Update #335)

1. According to the Associated Press, ahead of a round of major nuclear talks, five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as “serious challenges” to the world’s nuclear security, citing their repeated defiance of international obligations. Senior diplomats with the UN Security Council’s five permanent members singled out North Korea’s nuclear test in February and Iran’s “continued pursuit of certain nuclear activities” as among the biggest threats to the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the world’s most important pact on preventing the spread of nuclear arms. A joint statement by Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States also called for establishing the Middle East as a zone free of nuclear weapons.

2. According to Reuters, North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament. North Korea, in a sign of a possible end to weeks of heightened hostility on the Korean peninsula, offered the United States and South Korea a list of conditions for talks, including the lifting of U.N. sanctions. But the United States said it was awaiting “clear signals” that North Korea would halt its nuclear weapons activities. However, the North stated, “The U.S. should not think about the denuclearization on the peninsula before the world is denuclearized.”

3. According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. Department of Defense is nearing the finalization of a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A New York Times report said the arms sale is aimed at bolstering defenses against possible future Iranian threats. Under the deal, Israel would be permitted to purchase from American contractors refueling tanker planes, “anti-radiation” missiles that target air-defense radars, new advanced radars for jets and the V-22 Osprey aircraft. The deal also reportedly will include $3 billion dollars in military aid to Israel this fiscal year.

4. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Israel has threatened to intervene in the Syrian conflict, saying it could act to prevent chemical and other weapons from getting into the hands of militant Islamist groups. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said more heavily armed militants on Israel’s border could redefine its security position. In an interview with the BBC, he added, “We’re concerned that weapons which are ground-breaking, which could change the balance of power in the Middle East, could fall into the hands of these terrorists and we always reserve the right to act to prevent that from happening.”

5. According to The Associated Press, Iran’s state TV says a moderate, magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled a small town in the country’s northwest region. The quake shook the town of Ta-sooj which is about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Tehran. There were no immediate reports of any damages or casualties. This is the third large earthquake in Iran in the past 10 days. Iran lies on seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36-39: “But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

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