Iran carries out airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq (Second Coming Watch #546)

1. A US official confirmed that Iranian jets are bombing targets of Islamic State group in Iraq, although the operation is not part of the ongoing United States-led coalition effort to help local militias defeat the jihadist extremists.

2. Russia is launching a new national defense facility, which is meant to monitor threats to national security in peacetime, but would take control of the entire country in case of war.

3. The new Army commander in Europe plans to bolster the U.S. armored presence in Poland and the Baltic states and keep rotations of U.S. troops there through next year and possibly beyond to counter Russia.

4. Mikhail Gorbachev has claimed that American “triumphalism” is stoking a new Cold War and called for “avid militarists” to stop dragging Europe into conflict.

5. French lawmakers voted on Tuesday in favor of recognizing Palestine as a state, following similar moves in Britain and Spain as European countries try to restart the stalled Middle East peace process.

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture we are looking at today is Genesis 49:1-2 which reads: “And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Mart DeHaan. He said, “The return of Christ represents not only the ultimate sense of accountability but the ultimate sense of hope as well.”


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