U.S. vetoes Palestinian statehood; Iranian general admits pursuit of ‘atomic weapons’ (Second Coming Watch #571)

1. The U.N. Security Council on Tuesday rejected a Palestinian resolution calling for an Israeli withdrawal from the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and the establishment of a Palestinian state by late 2017.

2. A commander of Iran’s widely feared Basij paramilitary corps has inadvertently confessed that the Tehran regime aims to build up an arsenal of nuclear and chemical weapons.

3. Taliban insurgents in Afghanistan have declared the “defeat” of the US and its allies in the 13-year-old war, a day after the coalition officially marked the end of its combat mission.

4. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has announced that this year’s flu season has officially crossed the epidemic threshold.

5. The European Union’s foreign policy chief, Federica Mogherini, said Tuesday’s vote at the United Nations Security Council on Palestinian statehood underlined the need for Israel and the Palestinian Authority to urgently resume peace negotiations.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 19:7-8 which reads: “And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Thomas V. More. He said, “Christ is coming to the earth, in such form at least as shall fulfil his purposes of mercy to his friends and justice to his foes.”

Iranian general killed in Iraq; Russia to host Syrian peace talks (Second Coming Watch #570)

1. A senior commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq.

2. The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war.

3. An elite wing of the Iranian military has claimed that its troops have been along Lebanon’s border with Israel.

4. A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter.

5. A British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday that the Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 19:7-8 which reads: “And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.”

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.”

2015 gearing up to be just as tumultuous as 2014 (Second Coming Watch #569)

1. From financial crisis in Russia to cyber warfare with North Korea, 2014 has generated new flashpoints right into its final days, setting up 2015 to be just as turbulent.

2. The US military has slowly been stockpiling equipment and gear coming out of the war in Afghanistan in a Kuwait depot, ultimately destined for Iraq ahead of a possible spring offensive against the Islamic State.

3. The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end on Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country’s own security forces.

4. The Russian Defense Ministry announced the successful test of the RS-24 “Yars” ballistic missile on Friday.

5. Iran’s army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 19:7-8 which reads: ” And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Alexander Maclaren. He said, “The primitive church thought a great deal more about the coming of Christ than about death, and thought a great deal more about his coming than about heaven.”

Afghan war turned over to local forces; U.S. preps for Spring campaign against ISIS in Iraq (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #49)

This is the Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup for December 28, 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. The war in Afghanistan, fought for 13 bloody years and still raging, came to a formal end Sunday with a quiet flag-lowering ceremony in Kabul that marked the transition of the fighting from U.S.-led combat troops to the country’s own security forces.

2. The US military has slowly been stockpiling equipment and gear coming out of the war in Afghanistan in a Kuwait depot, ultimately destined for Iraq ahead of a possible spring offensive against the Islamic State.

3. A senior commander in Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard has been killed during a battle against the Islamic State extremist group in Iraq.

4. The Syrian government said Saturday that it would be willing to participate in a Russia-sponsored conference to end its almost four-year-long civil war.

5. The Russian Defense Ministry announced the successful test of the RS-24 “Yars” ballistic missile on Friday. Russia’s strategic nuclear forces are actively rearming with the new RS-24 “Yars” missile which uses solid fuel and has a range of 7,500 miles.

6. Iran’s army has deployed a suicide drone for the first time in massive ongoing military drills near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

7. An elite wing of the Iranian military has claimed that its troops have been along Lebanon’s border with Israel.

8. A woman is critically ill in Hong Kong with the deadly H7N9 strain of bird flu, the first confirmed case in the city this winter.

9. A British-based Syrian monitoring organization said on Sunday that the Islamic State militant group has killed 1,878 people in Syria during the past six months, the majority of them civilians.

10. The Palestinians are pressing for a U.N. Security Council vote this week on a resolution that would call for an end to Israel’s occupation within three years.

The Bible says in Revelation 15:8: “And the temple was filled with smoke from the glory of God, and from his power; and no man was able to enter into the temple, till the seven plagues of the seven angels were fulfilled.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from J.C. Pollock. He said: “Millions of graves are dug every year, but it is inspiring to think that one generation of Christians will cheat the undertaker.”

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

New Russian doctrine names NATO as top military threat (Second Coming Watch #568)

1. President Vladimir Putin has signed a new military doctrine that describes NATO’s military buildup near the Russian borders as the top military threat facing the country.

2. US forces and their allies staged 39 air strikes on Islamic State forces in Iraq and Syria on Thursday and Friday.

3. Islamic State militants have reportedly shelled a city in the western Iraqi province of Anbar with chlorine gas-imbued missiles.

4. While speaking at a graduation ceremony for Israeli Air Force cadets, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu issued a warning to Hamas, saying that Israel finds the group responsible “for every violation of the quiet in Gaza and we will act accordingly.

5. The Israeli military has rolled out Iron Dome anti-rocket batteries near two towns in the Negev as a precaution in the event that tensions in Gaza escalate to a full-blown conflict.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 19:7-8 which reads: ” And Moses came and called for the elders of the people, and laid before their faces all these words which the Lord commanded him. And all the people answered together, and said, All that the Lord hath spoken we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.”

Our second coming quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said, “Precisely because we cannot predict the moment, we must be ready at all moments.”

22 killed in Islamist attack on Libyan oil ports (Second Coming Watch #567)

1. Islamists killed at least 22 soldiers on Thursday after a surprise attack in which they used speedboats in a failed bid to seize some of Libya’s main oil terminals.

2. In a recent TV interview, Iraq’s Grand Mufti Rafi Al-Rifa’i, the highest Sunni authority in the country, accused the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), the Iraqi Government, and Iraqi Shiite Militias of mass genocidal killings and rape of Sunni men and women.

3. U.S. Central Command said in a statement that The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria did not shoot down a plane being flown by a Jordanian pilot conducting airstrikes on the terrorist group’s targets in northeastern Syria, though they confirmed that ISIS is holding the pilot captive.

4. Five Al-Shabaab militants are dead after they attacked an African Union military base in Somalia on Thursday. Three AU soldiers and a civilian died in the attack.

5. The US-led campaign against ISIS included 10 air strikes in Syria on Wednesday and seven in Iraq.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 19:5-6 which reads: “Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, and keep my covenant, then ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people: for all the earth is mine: And ye shall be unto me a kingdom of priests, and an holy nation. These are the words which thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel.”

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.”

Iran holds massive military drills in Persian Gulf (Second Coming Watch #566)

1. Iran’s national army has begun a massive military drill near the strategic Strait of Hormuz at the entrance to the Persian Gulf.

2. The war against ISIS is taking a dangerous, perhaps inevitable turn. Israel, America’s closest ally in the Middle East, could be threatened from the southwest by the Egyptian ISIS group al-Maq-dis in Sinai and by ISIS in southern Syria.

3. A top Russian official said on Thursday that Moscow will support a draft resolution on Palestinian statehood at the United Nations Security Council.

4. Russia said on Wednesday that NATO was turning Ukraine into a “frontline of confrontation” and threatened to sever remaining ties with the Atlantic military alliance if Ukraine’s hopes of joining it were realized.

5. Only four months have passed since the end of Operation Protective Edge and signs on the ground point to a speedy recovery by Hamas. Aside from the cross-border fire from Gaza, the Islamist terror group has constructed new military positions and forward command posts.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Exodus 17:8-9 which reads: “Then came Amalek, and fought with Israel in Rephidim. And Moses said unto Joshua, Choose us out men, and go out, fight with Amalek: to morrow I will stand on the top of the hill with the rod of God in mine hand.”

Our second coming quote for today is from William Gurnall. He said, “Christ hath told us he will come, but not when, that we might never put off our clothes, or put out the candle.”