Syria bombs Iraq; UN worries about outbreak of war in Golan; N. Korea fires missiles (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #23)

This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for June 29, 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. Syrian warplanes bombed Sunni militants’ positions inside Iraq, deepening the concerns that the extremist insurgency that spans the two neighboring countries could morph into an even wider regional conflict.

2. The UN Security Council strongly condemned the recent intense fighting between the Syrian government and opposition forces in the Golan Heights and demanded an end to all military activity in the area that has separated Syrian and Israeli forces since 1974.

3. Israeli officials are meeting with American counterparts to urge them not to let Iran benefit from the battlefield successes of an al-Qaeda offshoot in Iraq.

4. North Korea fired two short-range Scud missiles into its eastern waters Sunday, a South Korean official said, in an apparent test just days after the country tested what it called new precision-guided missiles.

5. A 5.2-magnitude earthquake near the border of Arizona and New Mexico rattled a significant swath of the U.S. Southwest late Saturday but caused no major damage or injuries.

6. Russian President Vladimir Putin met in Moscow with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and called for the renewal of peace talks between Israel and the PA.

7. Several representatives of Arab and Muslim states announced at the UN they would be asking the Security Council to condemn Israel’s actions in the West Bank, which they called an overreaction.

8. President Obama asked Congress for the first time to approve direct U.S. military training for Syrian rebels, but he remains deeply ambivalent about intervening in a deadly conflict that has spilled over into neighboring Iraq.

9. Arab politicians in Israel’s Knesset declared that Jews have no right to enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque, namely the Temple Mount — the holiest site in Judaism. The Arab politicians said “The mosque is the holy property of the Muslims only” and opposed propositions to divide the site between Jews and Muslims.

10. The World Health Organization called for “drastic action” to fight the deadliest Ebola outbreak on record, as it announced an 11-nation meeting to address the growing crisis.

The Bible says in Acts 1:11: ” [The angel] also said, Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? This same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Oswald Chambers. He said: “The only way to wait for the Second Coming is to watch that you do what you should do, so that when he comes is a matter of indifference. It is the attitude of a child, certain that God knows what he is about. When the Lord does come, it will be as natural as breathing. God never does anything hysterical, and he never produces hysterics.”

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

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PROPHECY HEADLINES: Arabs demand UN action against Israel | Putin and Abbas meet amid calls for restart in peace talks | N. Korea test fires 3 new missiles | Arab MKs say Jews should not be allowed on the Temple Mount | Over 160,000 displaced by fighting in Ukraine

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Glorious Appearing (Part 3)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

– Christ Comes to Execute Judgment with His Saints

Enoch, “the seventh from Adam,” prophesied, “Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him.” This is the only passage in the Bible that informs us that Enoch was a prophet. Somehow God had revealed this information to Enoch that one day Christ would come with myriad holy ones to execute judgment on humankind. That judgment will begin with Antichrist and will eventually include the nations of the earth, as explained in Matthew 25. Second Thessalonians 2:7-10 describes Christ’s coming in judgment to destroy Antichrist by casting him into the lake of fire.

– Christ Will Stand on the Mount of Olives

Our resurrected Lord ascended into heaven from the Mount of Olives. In Acts 1:11 the angels said, “this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven.” Our Lord will not only come “in like manner,” meaning visibly and physically, but He will also come to the same place, the Mount of Olives. When His feet strike the Mount of Olives, that hill will divide in two.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Glorious Appearing, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #425)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Syria bombs Sunni militants inside Iraq | Obama asks Congress for $500 million to train Syrian rebels | UN demands end to fighting in Golan heights | WHO calls for ‘drastic action’ to stop Ebola outbreak | Obama tells Peres US will stand by security of Israel

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Glorious Appearing (Part 2)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

While no one knows what Christ will look like when he returns, we do have many descriptions of what He will do when He comes. To get a full picture, we must turn to several prophecies and put them together. We will start with Jesus’ own description of His second coming and the incredible events that will trigger.

In Matthew 24:29-31, Jesus said,

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken: And then shall appear the sign of the Son of man in heaven: and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And he shall send his angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

This prediction of our Lord Himself concerning His glorious appearing was given during the Olivet Discourse. It reveals that He will come visibly and become the object of attention. The sun, moon, and stars will not give their lights, but all attention will be focused on “the sign of the Son of Man [that] will appear in heaven,” after which “all the tribes of the earth will mourn” because they have not prepared themselves for that day. Then all people will see Christ, who is the Light, “coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.” At this moment the second installment of the rapture will occur, when Christ gathers together “His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other.”

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Glorious Appearing, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #424)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Israel warns that ISIS threat in Iraq may serve Iran’s nuclear aims | Building in Berlin to house a church, a mosque, and a synagogue | Sunni militants reportedly take control of small oil fields, attack air base in Iraq | Russian parliament revokes right of military intervention in Ukraine | Jordan and Israel cooperate in face of ISIS threat

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Glorious Appearing (Part 1)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

The most thrilling event in all of human history is yet to come. It will be that moment in time when our Lord Jesus Christ returns to this earth in power and great glory to set up His kingdom that will last 1,000 years. From a prophetic standpoint, it will be the culmination of all prophecy. Nearly 325 prophecies that speak of Christ’s second coming guarantee it will take place, and it will usher in the most idealistic conditions on earth since the garden of Eden.

Words seem inadequate to fully describe that magnificent event that will combine the hopes and dreams of the billions of people who have put their faith in God from Adam and Eve to the end of the Tribulation. What will Christ look like? No one knows. Although hundreds of pictures of Him have been painted and circulated, they are all just mere human thoughts of what He might look like. The only way I know to describe Him is He will be magnificent! He will appear as God in human flesh, and He will look like He did when He was on this earth. But He will also appear in a glorified body and be worshiped by both angels and men. One thing is certain: He will not appear as the suffering servant that He was the first time He came. The next time He comes, and for all eternity, He will be in His glorified state.

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Breaking Prophecy News; Our Lord’s Outline of Prophecy, Part 8 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #423)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Israel says Syria is responsible for fire coming from its side of border | Italian PM to push for United States of Europe | Kerry promises US support if Iraq unites against ISIS | Iran, Russia finalize plans to build nuclear power plants | 3 earthquakes strikes New Zealand

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “Our Lord’s Outline of Prophecy (Part 8)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

After Christ comes to receive His own, the Tribulation begins here on earth or at least that portion of the Tribulation covered in Revelation 6 and 7, after the world leader makes a covenant with Israel for seven years yet breaks it after three-and-a-half years). During the Tribulation, believers will experience difficult days of opposition, false Christs, and lawlessness. But the gospel of the kingdom will be preached around the world, probably by the 144,000 Jewish witnesses of Revelation 7, who will reach “a great multitude which no one can number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues.”

Matthew 24:15 mentions the “abomination of desolation,” or the Antichrist’s desecration of the rebuilt temple in Jerusalem. The fact that he will desecrate it tells us the temple will have to be rebuilt either before or during the first few years of the Tribulation. That desecration triggers what our Lord called the “great tribulation,” which will be the worst time in the history of the world for Christians who refuse to bow down and worship “the beast,” or the one-world government leader called Antichrist.

The seven-year Tribulation will culminate with the coming of Christ in power to establish His kingdom on earth — which we have yet to study. The important message of our Lord to everyone here, and especially the church, is to live a holy life and be ready for whenever He comes so that we will not have any regrets when we face Him. Jesus said, “Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh.” He also said, “Occupy till I come.”

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PROPHECY HEADLINES: 8.0-magnitude earthquake strikes Alaska; tsunami advisory issued | Putin lends support to Ukraine’s ceasefire, but begins surprise military drills with troops | Israeli air force strikes nine military targets in Syria | Four key towns in Iraq’s west fall to ISIS | Military maneuvers in Ukraine match pattern of Russian invasion drill | Ebola outbreak “out of control” in West Africa

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Putin orders war games; ISIS seizes key cities in Iraq; Moscow planning invasion? (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #23)

This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for June 22, 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. President Vladimir Putin of Russia proffered both a carrot and a stick to Ukraine on Saturday, issuing a qualified acceptance of a peace plan proposed by the Ukrainian leadership to quell a separatist uprising in the southeast, but simultaneously putting troops across central Russia on combat alert and mounting surprise military drills.

2. A strategic border crossing and three other towns in western Iraq fell Saturday to the control of ISIS militants. Most importantly, the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq, or ISIS, controlled the strategic town of Al-Qaim on the border with Syria, where the enemy fighters enjoy a stronghold.

3. The recent pattern of pro-Russian unrest and fierce fighting in eastern Ukraine resembles a Russian military playbook used in exercises simulating invasion drills.

4. Iran told six big powers on Friday that it would not accept their “excessive demands” after the latest talks on lifting sanctions against Tehran in exchange for curbs on its nuclear work yielded no breakthrough, with a deadline for a deal just a month away.

5. With the war in Syria, the war in South Sudan, the conflicts in the Central African Republic, Iraq, Kenya and Afghanistan, there are now a staggering number of refugees, asylum-seekers and displaced people. In fact, a U.N. agency reported Friday, the number in 2013 exceeded 50 million people.

6. The Presbyterian Church (USA) voted this week to allow homosexual weddings within the church, making it among the largest Christian denominations to take an embracing step toward same-sex marriage.

7. Inching back into a fight he tried to leave behind, President Barack Obama announced on Thursday that he was dispatching 300 U.S. military advisers to Iraq to help quell the rising insurgency in the crumbling nation

8. Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam.

9. A senior official for Doctors Without Borders says the Ebola outbreak ravaging West Africa is “totally out of control” and that the medical group is stretched to the limit in its capacity to respond.

10. After a peaceful nap three decades long, earth’s largest volcano, Mauna Loa, seems to be stirring.

The Bible says in Luke 17:34-36: “I tell you, in that night there shall be two men in one bed; the one shall be taken, and the other shall be left. Two women shall be grinding together; the one shall be taken, and the other left. Two men shall be in the field; the one shall be taken, and the other left.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Vance Havner. He said: ” Some of the saints are SINGING about the Second Coming, but it is one thing just to sing the national anthem during the war and quite another to go into battle. The best evidence that the Lord’s return has really gotten hold of us is when we occupy till He come, do business for God, buy up the opportunities, because the days are evil.”

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