Nepal quake death toll could reach 10,000 (Second Coming Watch Update #624)

1. Nepal’s Prime Minister has said the death toll from the country’s earthquake could reach 10,000.

2. Two projectiles fired from Syria struck the Golan Heights in Israel on Tuesday, triggering air raid sirens.

3. Saudi Arabia is providing military training for hundreds of Yemeni tribesmen to fight the Iranian-allied Houthi militia.

4. Syrian activist groups are reporting another chemical attack in the northwestern province of Idlib.

5. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has said that Israel will not allow weapons shipments to Syria and Lebanon-based terrorist groups, especially Hezbollah.

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 Judges 2:1-3 which reads: “And an angel of the Lord came up from Gilgal to Bochim, and said, I made you to go up out of Egypt, and have brought you unto the land which I sware unto your fathers; and I said, I will never break my covenant with you. And ye shall make no league with the inhabitants of this land; ye shall throw down their altars: but ye have not obeyed my voice: why have ye done this? Wherefore I also said, I will not drive them out from before you; but they shall be as thorns in your sides, and their gods shall be a snare unto you.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said: “The hope of the second advent of Christ has filled the church for centuries. Our Lord Jesus Christ first uttered the prayer, ‘Thy kingdom come.’ Someday that prayer will be answered. God’s kingdom shall come; His church shall be triumphant. But it shall not come until there is direct intervention from heaven.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #555)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Iran seizes commercial ship under U.S. protection in Strait of Hormuz; U.S. forces respond | Saudi Arabia arrests 93 people suspected of being members of ISIS | UN: 8 million people affected by Nepal quake; Death toll nears 4,400 | Turkey joins Qatari bid to broker 5-year Israel-Hamas ceasefire deal | 143 million Americans at risk of experiencing earthquake

The Bible says in Matthew 24:27: “For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (Part 2) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

1. The white horse is Antichrist. The rider carries a bow and is given a crown. He then sets forth on a career of military conquest.

2. The red horse is world war. The rider on the red horse is associated with war and bloodshed. He takes “peace from the earth” with a “great sword” so that men slay one another.

OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Is Work a Curse? (Part 2)” by Ray C. Stedman

Calling Israel a threat, Iran demands nuclear nations cut atomic stockpiles (Second Coming Watch Update #623)

1. Iran on Monday demanded that countries possessing nuclear weapons scrap any plans to modernize or extend the life of their atomic arsenals, while branding Israel a threat to the region due to its presumed nuclear stockpile.

2. An engineer who works on earthquake risks says the 7.8-magnitude temblor that struck on Saturday may not be the Big One for Nepal. GeoHazards International’s Hari Kumar says: “We were expecting an 8-magnitude [quake] to happen along the Himalayas, this is not it.”

3. One of the last American combat units stationed in Europe is asking the government for bigger guns amid rising tensions over Russia’s involvement in the Ukraine conflict.

4. A senior Iranian general said on Monday that the leadership of regional rival Saudi Arabia was on the edge of collapse and would be toppled soon, “God willing.”

5. A senior Hamas official said Israel and Hamas are engaged in indirect “chats” through European mediation. An Israeli official dismissed the report.

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 Judges 1:1-4 which reads: “Now after the death of Joshua it came to pass, that the children of Israel asked the Lord, saying, Who shall go up for us against the Canaanites first, to fight against them? And the Lord said, Judah shall go up: behold, I have delivered the land into his hand. And Judah said unto Simeon his brother, Come up with me into my lot, that we may fight against the Canaanites; and I likewise will go with thee into thy lot. So Simeon went with him. And Judah went up; and the Lord delivered the Canaanites and the Perizzites into their hand: and they slew of them in Bezek ten thousand men.”

Our second coming quote for today is from William Freel. He said: “As Christians, we should not be exitists, looking for our going, but adventists, looking for his coming.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #554)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Israel reportedly strikes missile targets north of Damascus | Death toll in Nepal earthquake passes 3,300 | Saudi-led airstrikes hit Yemeni rebels in capital, south | Huge war games underway around coast of Great Britain | ISIS carries out sophisticated recruiting campaign, posing serious threat to U.S.

The Bible says in Acts 17:31: “He hath appointed a day, in the which he will judge the world in righteousness by that man whom he hath ordained; whereof he hath given assurance unto all men, in that he hath raised him from the dead.”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse” (Part 1) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

The first four seals involve four riders and four horses. Following the typical pattern of the Revelation, they give us an overview of events to come. The details follow in the trumpet judgments. The order of events is always the big picture first, then the snapshots. The panorama always precedes the individual landscapes of prophetic detail in the Apocalypse.

Leon Morris observes that the first four seals form a unity (four horsemen). The two seals that follow deal with things in heaven (martyrs and cosmic disaster). The final seal doesn’t come until Revelation 8:1, and it ushers in the seven trumpets. Again, the pattern is the same: overview followed by details.

OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Is Work a Curse? (Part 1)” by Ray C. Stedman

3,300 dead from Nepal quake; Israel launches airstrikes against militants, weapons stocks in Syria (Second Coming Watch Sunday Roundup #64)

1. The death toll from Nepal’s earthquake soared past 3,300 on Monday, and how much higher it would rise depended largely on the condition of vulnerable mountain villages that rescue workers were still struggling to reach two days after the disaster.

2. Hours after an Israeli air strike on militants along the Syrian border, Arab news networks al-Jazeera and al-Arabiya reported a new Israeli attack in Syrian territory early on Monday morning, targeting missile launchers held by Hezbollah and forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

3. At least five air strikes hit military sites and an area near the presidential palace compound in the Yemeni capital Sanaa at dawn on Sunday while warships pounded an area near the port of the southern city of Aden.

4. Huge military exercises are underway off and around Britain’s coast, but NATO insists they are not a deliberate response to the Russian military’s increasingly brazen behavior.

5. U.S. law enforcement officials and terror analysts say a recent string of terror-related cases in the U.S., including the the arrests of six Minnesota men accused earlier this month of attempting to join the Islamic State, highlights an unprecedented marketing effort being waged by ISIS.

6. The Middle East is plunging deeper into an arms race, with an estimated $18 billion expected to be spent on weapons this year, a development that experts warn is fuelling serious tension and conflict in the region.

7. Israel’s air force commander said on Thursday that the use of Israeli military force against Iran’s nuclear facilities would be an act of “last resort,” but part of his role is to ensure that the air force has “the genuine capacity to get the job done” if ordered to do so.

8. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that U.S. troops were training Ukrainian forces inside the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, but the Pentagon flatly denied it, accusing Moscow of a “ridiculous attempt” to obscure its own activity in the region.

9. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in Washington on Thursday that the U.S. will deliver to Israel fifth generation stealth aircrafts in 2016 as he pledged his country’s firm commitment to defend the Jewish state from its regional enemies.

10. In a sign that the tense crisis in Ukraine could soon escalate, American officials said that Russia has continued to deploy air defense systems in eastern Ukraine and has built up its forces near the border.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 4:13-14: ” But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.”

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Oswald Chambers. He said: “We are apt to make the mistake of looking for God to put things ostensibly right immediately. If we dwell much on the Second Coming without having a right spiritual relationship to God, it will make us ignore the need for spiritual tenacity.”

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

Over 1,100 dead from powerful earthquake in Nepal (Second Coming Watch Update #622)

1. A powerful earthquake struck Nepal on Saturday, killing over 1,180 people across a swath of four countries as the violently shaking earth collapsed houses, leveled centuries-old temples and triggered avalanches on Mt. Everest.

2. The Middle East is plunging deeper into an arms race, with an estimated $18 billion expected to be spent on weapons this year, a development that experts warn is fuelling serious tension and conflict in the region.

3. Israel’s air force commander said on Thursday that the use of Israeli military force against Iran’s nuclear facilities would be an act of “last resort,” but part of his role is to ensure that the air force has “the genuine capacity to get the job done” if ordered to do so.

4. The Russian Defense Ministry said on Thursday that U.S. troops were training Ukrainian forces inside the conflict zone in eastern Ukraine, but the Pentagon flatly denied it, accusing Moscow of a “ridiculous attempt” to obscure its own activity in the region.

5. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said in Washington on Thursday that the U.S. will deliver to Israel fifth generation stealth aircrafts in 2016 as he pledged his country’s firm commitment to defend the Jewish state from its regional enemies.

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 Joshua 21:43-45 which reads: ” And the Lord gave unto Israel all the land which he sware to give unto their fathers; and they possessed it, and dwelt therein. And the Lord gave them rest round about, according to all that he sware unto their fathers: and there stood not a man of all their enemies before them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand. There failed not ought of any good thing which the Lord had spoken unto the house of Israel; all came to pass.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Anthony Ashley Cooper. He said: “The only remedy for all this mass of misery is the return of our Lord Jesus Christ. Why do we not plead for it every time we hear the clock strike?”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Wrath of the Lamb, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #553)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: U.S. accuses Russia of continued military build up near Ukraine border | Expert: Chaos in Middle East could last for ‘at least ten years’ | Israel fires at Gaza ‘terror site’ after rocket lands in south | Continuation of fighting in Yemen ‘high’ as Saudis likely consider sending in ground troops | Pentagon unveils new cyberwar strategy, focusing on U.S. ability to retaliate against attacks

The Bible says in Revelation 4:1-2: “After this I looked, and, behold, a door was opened in heaven: and the first voice which I heard was as it were of a trumpet talking with me; which said, Come up hither, and I will shew thee things which must be hereafter. And immediately I was in the spirit: and, behold, a throne was set in heaven, and one sat on the throne.”

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Wrath of the Lamb” (Part 4) from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

The opening of the seven seals initiates the messianic judgments that comprise the whole of Revelation 6-11 and 14-19. Beasley-Murray observes, “The conviction that judgments must fall prior to the coming of the kingdom of God is rooted in the teaching of the Old Testament prophets concerning the day of the Lord.” These judgments also parallel the pattern predicted by Christ in Matthew 24-25 and Mark 13.

John omits Mark’s reference to the fall of Jerusalem since it has already occurred. Instead, John draws on the symbolism of the four horsemen of Zechariah 1:8. and 6:1. The Old Testament prophet foretold of red, black, white, and bay (or “grisled”) horses that represented the four spirits (“winds”) of the heavens. In John’s vision, the four horsemen of the Apocalypse represent various disasters that are forthcoming.

OCCUPY TILL I COME: “Waiting on the Second Coming — Stand Firm (Part 11)” by Ray C. Stedman