Prophecy News; The Lake of Fire (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #291)

Signs of His Coming: Israeli defense minister: Combat units likely to be called up soon | Jordan’s King Abdullah warns of regional conflict over Syria | U.S. and Russian emergency agencies join forces to defend against threats from space

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Lake of Fire” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on Dr. David Reagan of Lamb and Lion Ministries on how we ought to keep an eternal perspective while living in this world.

+ Plus, listen to Adam Howard singing “Every Nation”

UN mission in Golan on brink of collapse (Second Coming Watch Update #352)

1. According to German newspaper DW, the UN Security Council’s peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights is up for renewal, but the escalation of the conflict in Syria has plunged it into crisis. Until recently, the area was usually calm. Now, though, the Syrian civil war is starting to spill over into the border region. Both Syrian troops and opposition fighters have repeatedly crossed into the buffer zone, and there have been several exchanges of fire with Israel.

2. According to The Associated Press, the jet stream, the river of air high above Earth that generally dictates the weather, usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it seems to be wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes.

3. According to Reuters, scientists have warned that a new and deadly strain of bird flu that emerged in China in February but seems to have petered out in recent months could reappear later this year when the warm season comes to an end — and could spread internationally.

4. According to The Times of Israel, a survey conducted by Haifa University reveals that a majority of Israeli Arabs feel they would be justified in launching an intifada, or uprising, if their situation did not improve. Forty-eight percent of Arabs said they thought a Palestinian state would someday replace Israel, whereas only 19% held this opinion in 2003.

5. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said that his country regards the involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria’s civil war as dangerous and believes the rebels must be offered military aid to defend themselves.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:13: “Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ.”

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

Entire Mideast could become a war zone (Second Coming Watch Update #351)

1. According to NBC News, a major uptick in sectarian violence which has killed about 2,000 people since April 1st has sparked fears that Iraq is heading for a full-scale civil war that could draw in powerful regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. There are already signs that the current conflict is starting to merge with the bitter fighting in Syria, creating a war zone from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf.

2. According to The Times of Israel, the Israeli military held a large-scale, surprise drill on Sunday that simulated three concurrent major terror attacks on Israeli soil, including a hostage situation. Although the exercise was planned and prepared for a year in advance, the exact date was not set and it was conducted as a surprise exercise for the participating soldiers.

3. According to Reuters, once shrouded in secrecy, Israel’s David’s Sling anti-missile system went on display for the first time last week at the Paris Air Show. It is designed to protect Israel from midrange missiles.

4. According to Morning Star News, six more Christians were sentenced for practicing their faith last week, while Iran’s presidential election of a moderate politician was not expected to soften the regime’s persecution of religious minorities. While there has been optimism that the election of Rou-ha-ni and promises of reform will bring greater freedoms for persecuted religious minorities in Iran, some analysts say little will change as long as Supreme Leader Kha-me-nei controls the country’s political destiny.

5. According to Israel Today News, Lebanon is now on the brink of war, as Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on Monday. The ongoing violence is fueled by sectarian rifts over the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The Bible says in James 5:9: “Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door.”

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

Prophecy News; The Bottomless Pit, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #289)

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Signs of His Coming: 1,000 people dead from flooding in India; WHO calls emergency meeting to combat MERS virus; U.S. leaves 700 troops in Jordan to combat Syrian threat

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Bottomless Pit, Part 1” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

+ Plus, listen to Deitrick Haddon singing “Well Done”

Israel completes major drill; Major flooding in India leaves 200+ dead (Second Coming Watch Update #350)

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1. According to The Jerusalem Post, Israeli Defence Forces completed a major combined forces drill on Thursday which began at the start of the week and was aimed at testing responses of regular units and reserves to a range of fast-paced battle scenarios.

2. According to The Associated Press, rescuers on Friday found 40 bodies floating in the Ganges River near a Hindu holy city hit by heavy monsoon flooding that has killed more than 200 people and stranded tens of thousands, mostly pilgrims, in mountainous northern India.

3. According to the Associated Press, Calgary city officials said as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes by heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway, isolating two mountain resort towns.

4. According to Reuters, an estimated 1 million people took to the streets in cities across Brazil once again as the country’s biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant to quell the demonstrations.

5. According to the Los Angeles Times, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testified that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance program “has been a contributing factor, one dot among many dots” for tracking terrorist plots, and he admitted for the first time that the bureau had used surveillance drones inside the U.S. Mueller said, the FBI uses drones “in a very, very minimal way and very seldom.”

The Bible says in James 5:7: “Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain.”

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

Prophecy News; The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #288)

Signs of His Coming: Syrian conflict could be launchpad for world war | Over 500 homes damages in Russian earthquake | President Obama proposes reductions in nuclear arsenals

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled “The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 3” from Dr. John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.”

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

+ Plus, listen to Twila Paris singing “Days of Elijah”

G8 fails to create clear path on Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #349)

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1. According to The Guardian, Hopes that the G8 summit would set out a clear road map to end the bloody civil war in Syria have been dashed after Vladimir Putin insisted he could not back a peace conference convened on the assumption that the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, would step down.

2. According to Reuters, a Gulf source said on Monday that Saudi Arabia, a staunch opponent of President Bashar Assad since early in Syria’s conflict, began supplying anti-aircraft missiles to rebels “on a small scale” about two months ago. The shoulder-fired weapons were obtained mostly from suppliers in France and Belgium.

3. According to The Times of Israel, Hamas has deployed a 600-man military force in the Gaza Strip that operates 24 hours a day in order to prevent rocket fire at Israel. Since Egypt stepped up its involvement in Gaza and began to pressure Hamas to not allow rocket fire, the Islamic organization has diligently worked to keep the peace in Gaza, even when that came at the price of confrontations with smaller Islamic groups such as the extremist Salafists.

4. According to the Associated Press, under the watchful eye of American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across this dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria. With the recent deployment of Patriot missiles near the Syrian border, and the mock Syrian accents of those playing the enemy, the message was clear: There is fear of spillover from the Syrian war in this U.S.-allied kingdom.

5. According to the Associated Press, Syria’s president warned that Europe “will pay a price” if it delivers weapons to rebels fighting to topple him, saying in an interview that arming them would backfire as the “terrorists” return to their countries with extremist ideologies.

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25: “Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.”

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