Breaking Prophecy News; After the Tribulation, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #449)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: US accuses Russia of “serious” violation of nuclear treaty after test-firing of cruise missile | Israel prepares for long campaign against Hamas | US warns that Ebola virus could spread like fire | Anti-Semitic attacks on the rise in Great Britain | N. Korea denies supplying weapons to Hamas and Hezbollah

The Bible says in Revelation 3:10: “Because thou hast kept the word of my patience, I also will keep thee from the hour of temptation, which shall come upon all the world, to try them that dwell upon the earth.”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “After the Tribulation, Part 2” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

There’s one important fact we should observe while we are on this subject: The church will not usher in the kingdom by taking over the governments of the world. The Tribulation will end with only a few believers remaining on the earth. The Antichrist will be in control, and the earth will be filled with leaders who hate God and His followers. This is why it is necessary for Christ to come in great power and glory and wrest control of the world from these evil forces. He will then judge the nations by separating the sheep from the goats. The sheep are believers who go into the kingdom, and the goats will be cast into “everlasting fire.”

Why the Rapture Cannot Be Post-tribulational

Before leaving this discussion about the population of the millennium, we need to recognize that one reason we know posttribulationism (the belief that Christ will rapture the church at the end of the Tribulation) cannot be true is that with all Christians taken up at the end of the seven-year Tribulation, there would be no one left on earth to enter the millennial kingdom. Remember, the unsaved goats on Christ’s left will be cast into hell. If those who remain are raptured at the end of the Tribulation, there would be no one on earth to produce the enormous population the Bible says will exist during the millennium.

Since we know that redeemed Israel and all other believers who survive the Tribulation will enter the millennium in their natural bodies and they will be the individuals who populate the 1,000-year kingdom, we can know that a post-tribulation rapture is simply not possible.

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Breaking Prophecy News; After the Tribulation, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #448)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: War resumes between Israel and Hamas | U.S. begins sending aid to Syrian rebels | White House releases images showing Russian rocket attacks inside Ukraine | U.S. State Dept. issues report on religious persecution | Jewish group begins raising money for construction of 3rd Temple

The Bible says in Matthew 25:31-33: “When the Son of man shall come in his glory, and all the holy angels with him, then shall he sit upon the throne of his glory: And before him shall be gathered all nations: and he shall separate them one from another, as a shepherd divideth [his] sheep from the goats: And he shall set the sheep on his right hand, but the goats on the left.”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “After the Tribulation, Part 1” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

When Christ returns at the end of the Tribulation and finishes His glorious appearing, there will be only two kinds of people left on the earth: (1) the Jews, and (2) those who are good to the Jews (whom Jesus called “My brethren” in Matthew 25:40). This latter group will be among those who refuse to follow the Antichrist by worshiping him and taking his mark. Instead, they will risk their lives by endeavoring to protect the Jews, who are targeted for persecution by the Antichrist. All those who accept the mark of the beast during the Tribulation period will be killed at Christ’s coming. Those who accepted the mark of the heavenly Father will be martyred during the seven-year Tribulation; they are the Tribulation saints described in Revelation 7.

The purpose of the judgment of the nations is to determine who enters Christ’s kingdom in their natural bodies. In all likelihood, it will not be a huge population. It will consist of only two kinds of natural-bodied people—converted Israel and those Gentile believers who, during the Tribulation, defied the Antichrist and reached out to help the Jews and others in time of need. During this time, God will fulfill the many Old Testament prophecies given to the nation of Israel. He will create a new heart in them to obey His will and commit themselves to a lifetime of serving Him. With Satan bound so he cannot tempt the world, the kingdom age, with its Edenic or Utopian existence, will be unlike any period the world has ever known.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Coming Judge (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #447)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Relative quiet in Gaza strip as ceasefire holds over Muslim holiday | U.S. says Russia is sending more powerful weapons to Ukrainian rebels | Hamas and N. Korea reportedly in arms deal | China continues campaign of tearing down crosses | Christianity in Iraq ‘very close to the end’

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “The Coming Judge” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

The next time Christ comes to earth, it will not be to suffer, as He did in His first coming. This time He will come in power and great glory on a white horse, accompanied by the angelic hosts of heaven and His bride, the church, which He has just purified and judged in preparation for ruling this earth. All those who hate God will be gathered together against Christ to do war with Him. They will be led by the Antichrist, the beast who is indwelt by Satan himself. With him will be the False Prophet and the Christ-rejecting kings of the earth. They will bring the largest armies of the world ever gathered in what the Bible calls “the battle of that great day of God Almighty,” popularly called the Battle of Armageddon.

But this will be one war where there is no fighting! The combatants will be prepared to fight, but our Lord’s awesome power will consume them in one moment by the word of His mouth—and all those who accepted the mark of the beast during the Tribulation will be consumed. This will conclude the seven-year Tribulation period and usher in the kingdom over which Christ will reign. At this time Christ will judge the nations and decide who can enter the millennial kingdom.

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Israel may expand ground war against Hamas; Russia sends more powerful weapons to Ukraine rebels; Anti-Israel protests rock Europe (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #27)

This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for July 27, 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. Hamas agreed to a 24-hour truce after initially rejecting a similar offer by Israel, as fighting on both sides resumed Sunday. The 20-day conflict has left more than 1,050 Palestinians dead. In Israel, 46 have died, including 43 soldiers and two civilians.

2. The Pentagon has stated that Russia is moving troops and adding heavier artillery near its border with Ukraine where separatists are battling government forces, in the latest escalation of Moscow’s involvement in the conflict.

3. The British Daily Telegraph has reported that Hamas and North Korea are in negotiations for a deal that would provide the Palestinian Islamist group in Gaza with a replenishment of missiles and communications equipment that would be used to continue its offensive.

4. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon visited an Iron Dome battery deployed in central Israel on Friday evening, telling the troops to be “ready for the possibility that we will instruct the IDF to significantly expand the ground offensive in Gaza very soon.”

5. Thousands of pro-Palestinian protesters marched in London and Paris on Saturday, calling out against Israel’s military operation in the Hamas-controlled Palestinian enclave.

6. Across Zhejiang province in China authorities have toppled — or threatened to topple — crosses at more than 130 churches. Experts and church leaders believe there is a campaign to repress Christianity, which has grown so rapidly as to alarm the atheist Communist government.

7. The vicar of the only Anglican church in Iraq has warned that the end for Christians in the country appears “very near.”

8. Ukrainian armed forces mounted a major onslaught against pro-Russian separatist fighters on Sunday in an attempt to gain control over the area where a Malaysia Airlines plane was downed earlier this month.

9. Nigerian health authorities are racing to stop the spread of Ebola after a man brought the deadly and highly contagious disease by plane to Lagos, Africa’s largest city with 21 million people.

10. UN human rights investogators have stated that more and more Syrian rebels are defecting to join the ultra-hardline Islamic State insurgency.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:5: “Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from D.L. Moody. He said: “I never preach a sermon without thinking that possibly the Lord may come before I preach another.”

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

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PROPHECY HEADLINES: U.S. says Russia is firing across border into Ukraine | Anti-Israel protests erupt around the world | Strong earthquake shakes Costa Rica | Hamas calls for 3rd intifada in West Bank | Sierra Leone doctor in charge of fighting Ebola virus contracts disease

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “When Resurrected Christians Meet Their Lord (Part 11)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

The purpose of the judgment seat of Christ is to reward faithful servants with job assignments for the millennial kingdom. You will serve Christ during that period in direct proportion to the way you have faithfully served Him during this time on earth. If you have been a spectator Christian in this life, you will be one in the next. Your reward earned from this life will determine what kind of opportunity you have to serve Christ during His 1,000-year kingdom on earth. In the final analysis, it is entirely up to you how you will spend those 1,000 years!

The second advent, as it is often called today, refers to that “day of the Lord” when Christ will come again to this earth in power and great glory to rule over this earth. As we have seen, most of the many biblical references to the second coming
refer to the glorious appearing, when Christ will come as King of kings and Lord of lords, fulfilling the portion of Isaiah 9:6-7 that says “the government will be upon His shoulder…[and] of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.”

Our Lord will be the last world emperor, and His rule will extend into eternity. However, as we will see, His kingdom will be unlike any that ever existed before. It will be a kingdom of peace and prosperity, the curse on the earth will be lifted, and man’s inhumanity to man will cease. For the first time since the Garden of Eden, man will love his neighbor as himself.

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Breaking Prophecy News; When Resurrected Christians Meet Their Lord, Part 10 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #445)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Hamas militant says God of the Jews changes the direction of their missiles in mid-air | Death toll in Palestine tops 700; truce may be in sight | 2 Ukrainian military jets shot down | Iraqi Christians plead with world for help against ISIS | Russia begins upgrading Black Sea fleet

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: “When Resurrected Christians Meet Their Lord (Part 10)” from Dr. Tim LaHaye

The Crown of Glory

First Peter 5:1-4 tells us about the “elders’ crown,” or as Peter calls it, “the crown of glory.” There seems to be a special crown for those spiritual elders who share the Word of God. They could be ministers, Sunday school teachers, child evangelism teachers, or anyone who teaches the Word of God faithfully to others. Such individuals rarely get adequate rewards in this life, but they certainly will be rewarded in the life to come.

Now that we have examined these five crowns, it would be good to take a few minutes to analyze which of these crowns you may receive. Don’t live such a self-centered, unsurrendered life that you have no crown at all on judgment day. Remember, we are in a race — a long one. Some Christians make good sprinters and serve the Lord well for a few years, then burn out. But it is a wise servant who always keeps his body under discipline, lives a holy life year after year, wins as many people to Christ as he can, endures persecution when necessary, and teaches the Word of God whenever possible. Such a Christian will not regret this kind of life on judgment day!

The judgment seat of Christ will be an exciting experience for the faithful child of God — which I hope you are. But it will be a miserable “judgment of loss” for those who love the world and the things of this world so much that they never get around to serving the Lord, who paid an enormous price to save them.

1 Corinthians 3:14-15 sums it up: “If any man’s work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man’s work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss: but he himself shall be saved; yet so as by fire.”

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PROPHECY HEADLINES: Iran calls on Syria, Lebanon, and Palestine to form a defense pact against Israel | Number of Hamas tunnels into Israel may be more than assumed | Israel bombs weapons shipment in Sudan | 3 earthquakes in Vietnam | EU calls on Hamas and Islamic Jihad to disarm

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The Crown of Rejoicing

First Thessalonians 2:19 indicates that there is a special soul-winner’s crown for those individuals who have majored in leading people to faith in Christ. Paul was such an individual. The people to whom he spoke were his ‘crown of rejoicing” because he had led them to Christ and taught them in the faith. Note that this is called the ‘crown of rejoicing” — even the angels in heaven rejoice when a sinner comes to faith. In the light of eternity, soul-winning is the most important pursuit in the world. All our busy activity and the ‘things” of this earth pale into insignificance in the light of eternity, for in that day the things of the world will be burned up and forgotten, and only what’s done for Christ will last.

Almost every church has faithful individuals whose greatest joy is leading people to Christ. They are a minority; they are the ones who faithfully come out on ‘visitation night” to share their faith. They witness to those with whom they work, and they pray for God to use them in sharing the gospel. My mother, who went to be with the Lord some years ago, was like that. In fact, when I visited her one week before she died, she asked me to pray for two things: ‘That the Lord will call me home soon, and that He will use me to lead one more soul to Him before I go.” She had her chance three days before she died. While serving as a crisis pregnancy hotline counselor (which she often did), a 17-year-old pregnant girl called, desperate for help. She was phone-patched to my mother’s home, where, after an hour’s conversation, she prayed to receive Christ. Not a bad legacy for my mother to leave her children and grandchildren!

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