Breaking Prophecy News; Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #406)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Russia forms trading bloc with ex-Soviet states to challenge U.S., EU, and China; Putin denies it is a new USSR | Israel concerned over rise of neo-Nazi, neo-fascist parties in Europe after EU elections | Islamist militants in Libya warn U.S. not to interfere in war | Undersea earthquake shakes Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico | Salmonella outbreak widens in U.S.; 574 sick

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath (Part 4)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

Here is something important to consider: According to Scripture, the rapture phase of Christ’s coming for His church will be sudden and unexpected. Except for those who look for Him and are ready at His coming (in other words, are spiritually prepared for Him), Christ’s coming will catch people unprepared — after all, we do not know the hour of His coming, and Christ will come “as a thief in the night.” If the Lord were coming for His church after the Tribulation, then His coming could not ber unexpected “as a thief in the night.”

If we who are Christians have to go through the Tribulation before Christ comes, then the timing of Christ’s coming will no longer be a surprise. If the post-tribulationist view is right, Christ will come exactly seven years from the time the Antichrist signs the covenant with Israel, or as Revelation 13 states it, two periods of 42 months. What would be surprising about that?

What’s more, for believers to go through the Tribulation before Christ comes to receive them to Himself is hardly “the blessed hope” that Paul challenges Christians to look forward to. Can you imagine challenging Christians to look forward to the coming of Christ and then adding, “Oh, by the way, before He comes, you must suffer the horrors of the Tribulation period”!

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Breaking Prophecy News; Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #405)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Israel considers cashless economy | Scientists warn of antibiotic ‘apocalypse’ | Iran says West needs to stop demanding so much in nuclear talks | S. Korea, China say N. Korean nuclear activity poses risk | Painful virus spreads in the Caribbean

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath (Part 3)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

That the church is not appointed to wrath, but to salvation or deliverance is affirmed in 1 Thessalonians 1:10, where we find that Christ, at his coming, will deliver us “from the wrath to come.” This is similar to the challenge that the Spirit of God gave to the church of Philadelphia (which many Bible teachers think represents the Bible-believing church of our own day): “Because you have kept My command to persevere, I also will keep you from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world, to test those who dwell on the earth.” Notice that our Lord promised those believers that they would be kept “from the hour of trial which shall come upon the whole world”, and not merely kept while they go through it.

Some Bible teachers think it weakens the church to reach that we are such Pollyanna Christians that we have to be saved from the Tribulation wrath, and that if we are wrong in our pre-tribulation view, this will create tragic disillusionment among believer when they find themselves going through the Tribulation. Frankly, I have more confidence in Christians than that. If we are wrong about this interpretation and find ourselves waking up in the first or second half of the Tribulation, I am confident that with God’s help we will be able to persevere through the Tribulation.

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Breaking Prophecy News; Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #405)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Pope endorses “state of Palestine” while in Holy Land | Undersea earthquake shakes Greece and Turkey; 266 injured, buildings damaged | 5.6 quake hits southwest China; 13 injured, some homes collapse | Chinese and Japanese military planes in close encounter over disputed island territory | Nationalist parties victorious in EU elections; Leader says people “want to be protected from globalisation”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath (Part 2)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

Our Lord, in His Olivet Discourse in Matthew 24-25, alluded to the Christians’ escape from the coming day of wrath that will try the whole earth. He said, “Watch ye therefore, and pray always, that ye may be accounted worthy to escape all these things that shall come to pass, and to stand before the Son of man.”

In 1 Thessalonians 5:9, after talking about “the times and the seasons” and the “day of the Lord”, Paul said, “God did not appoint us to wrath, but to obtain salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ.” This is an obvious reference to the day of wrath that we saw so vividly described in Revelation 6:17: “For the great day of his wrath is come; and who shall be able to stand?” This confirms the fact that the church is not appointed to wrath, but to salvation or deliverance. (Some prophecy teachers associate this wrath with the final judgment and hell, which Christians are of course exempt from also. But the context of this wrath is not Hell, but the Tribulation period.)

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Breaking Prophecy News; Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #403)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Russia to ‘retaliate’ against NATO moves | India to raise 90,000-strong army to combat China border violations | Israel says it is ready to take down Syrian planes | UN says Uran has sharply cut uranium stockpile | California drought to affect all of America

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Christians Will be Saved from the Wrath (Part 1)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

Not only will “the year of the Lord’s favor,” or the church age, come to a distinct end, to be followed by the “day of God’s wrath” (the unfulfilled period of seven years), but God has given His church ample evidence in Scripture that it will not go through the Tribulation. The reason is not that Christians deserve to be spared from it, since we don’t deserve any of the blessings that God has bestowed upon us. The true reason is that the Tribulation period is not for the church. Instead, it is for Israel to fulfill prophecy, and for the non-Christian Gentiles to be judged is they refuse to repent. Anyone who fails to distinguish between the church, Israel, and the Gentile world will have a difficult time understanding most of Bible prophecy. Paul clearly identifies these three major people groups as distinct entities in 1 Corinthians 10:32, where he writes, “Give none offence, neither to the Jews, nor to the Gentiles, nor to the church of God.”

The church is made up of both Jews and Gentiles who have spiritually experienced the “born-again” relationship with Him by faith, They have entered into God’s kingdom spiritually by faith, and they await the day when they will enter His physical kingdom at Christ’s second coming. Those who are in the church are not appointed to wrath (or the period of wrath), which is intended for unbelieving Jews and Gentiles.

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Pope Francis in the Holy Land; Russia promises ‘retaliation’ against NATO; A new army in India (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #19)

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This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for May 25, 2014. On the Roundup we feature the top 10 prophecy-related news stories that happened this past week which point towards the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the world as we know it.

1. Pope Francis spoke three times Saturday against the violence “lacerating” Syria and on Sunday received an acceptance from the Israeli and Palestinian presidents to visit him at the Vatican next month to discuss embattled peace efforts.

2. Russia’s top general said on Friday that Moscow would retaliate against increased NATO activity near its border as tensions with the western alliance over Ukraine

3. India is raising a new mountain strike corps of nearly 90,000 soldiers to strengthen its defense along its disputed border with China in the high reaches of the Himalayas.

4. An earthquake beneath the sea shook northern Greece and western Turkey on Saturday, with 266 people reportedly injured in Turkey.

5. A moderate earthquake struck southwest China on Saturday, injuring about a dozen people and damaging thousands of houses.

6. Israeli Air Force chief Major General Amir Esh-el responded to news of major budget cuts in the IDF on Friday and insisted that the air force is ready to defend Israel from any threat – especially Syria.

7. Half of the United States’ fruit, nuts and vegetables are grown in the Central Valley, one of the planet’s most fertile growing regions in California. Now, for the first time this century, the entire state is in severe to exceptional drought.

8. Japanese land, sea and air forces combined to simulate the recapture of a remote island on Thursday, a small drill that nonetheless underscores the country’s concerns about far-flung territory claimed by China.

9. Jihadists have launched a fresh bid to take over the Syria-Iraq border area and set up a so-called Islamic state they can control.

10. China’s President appeared to warn some Asian nations on Wednesday about strengthening military alliances to counter China, saying this would not benefit regional security.

The Bible says in Zechariah 14:3-4: “Then shall the LORD go forth, and fight against those nations, as when he fought in the day of battle. And his feet shall stand in that day upon the mount of Olives, which is before Jerusalem on the east, and the mount of Olives shall cleave in the midst thereof toward the east and toward the west, and there shall be a very great valley; and half of the mountain shall remove toward the north, and half of it toward the south.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Matthew Henry. He said: “Christ will come when he pleases, to show his sovereignty, and will not let us know when, to teach us our duty.”

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

Breaking Prophecy News; Why Studying Bible Prophecy is So Important, Part 10 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #402)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Japanese forces engage in simulation drill to retake island amid dispute with China | Pro-Russian separatists kill 12 Ukrainian soldiers in pre-election attacks | Church of Scotland is now considering ordination of homosexuals | Magnitude 6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of India | Jihadists seek to establish Islamic state on Syria-Iraq border

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Why Studying Bible Prophecy is So Important (Part 10)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

Fulfilled Prophecy Credentials Our Eternal Future

God has revealed in His Word a wonderful plan for our eternal future. And it is quite detailed. He has promised never to leave or forsake us during this interim period we call life, nor afterward. Whether our soul and body are taken to be with Christ should we die a natural death or if we are among those who are raptured during the first phase of His return, Jesus will be there. At that moment we will be “changed” and meet Him in the air to be taken to the Father’s house, just as Jesus promised in John 14:1-3. While there, we will be judged for our faithful service in what is called the “Judgement Seat of Christ,” after which we will share in the Marriage of the Lamb and the Marriage Supper of the Lamb, followed by the second phase of Jesus’ second coming, when He will establish His millennial kingdom on the earth.

Then, according to prophecy, we will “reign with Him a thousand years” in what is best described as utopia, when Christ rules the world in righteousness. After that, we will be, as the bride of Christ, invited into the most sublime existence one can imagine — in Heaven, which is described in detail in Revelation 21-22. Our minds can barely imagine the beauty God has prepared for our eternal future. Fulfilled prophecy credentials that wonderful plan, while future prophecy describes it. And as we have seen, God Himself has declared it.

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Breaking Prophecy News; Why Studying Bible Prophecy is So Important, Part 9 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #401)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Chinese president warns neigbors against making military alliances to counter Beijing’s aggression | Taiwan shaken by 5.9-magnitude earthquake; 2 children injured | U.S. sends another warship to the Black Sea | 5.4-magnitude earthquake hits southern Iran | Israel’s David’s Sling missile shield unlikely to be ready in 2015

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Why Studying Bible Prophecy is So Important (Part 9)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

Fulfilled Prophecy Credentials the Second Coming of Christ

Dave Hunt, a highly respected member of the Pre-Trib Research Center, wrote recently, “Faith is founded upon facts: Scripture, history, and prophecy, all of which are a matter of clear record and none of which can be changed.” These facts cannot honestly be denied. God does not expect us to believe without reasons for our faith. Faith is not like a viral infection that seems to strike some people and bypass others. It is based on fact — facts that are documented in the Bible, supported by historical evidence, and confirmed by fulfilled prophecy. That is why God can say in His Word, “Come now, and let us reason together.” God wants us to use the reasoning powers He has provided to us through creation and birth.

As a pastor for 37 years and an itinerant preacher for another 23, I have observed that the more of God’s Word a person has in their heart, the greater their faith. And we should not be surprised by that, for Scripture says, “faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.”

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