Putin discusses Iran deal with Netanyahu (Second Coming Watch Update #683)

1. Russian President Vladimir Putin told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday that the deal on Iran’s nuclear program would improve security in the Middle East and guaranteed that Tehran would not acquire nuclear arms.

2. On Thursday, the United States began delivery of eight F-16 fighter jets to Egypt, the first such delivery since Washington fully lifted a freeze on arms delivery in March.

3. The director general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry, Dore Gold, called the Middle East’s Sunni Arab nations “Israel’s allies” in a presentation on Wednesday in New York which focused on the shortcomings of the Iran nuclear deal.

4. China and Russia will hold joint military drills in the waters and airspace of the Sea of Japan in the latest defense cooperation between the countries.

5. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter continued the administration’s defense of the Iran nuclear deal, telling lawmakers on Wednesday that while a pact with Iran carries risks, it is better than the alternative: an inevitable military confrontation.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 21:23 which reads: “And of Jezebel also spake the Lord, saying, The dogs shall eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel.”

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.”

Hezbollah leader urges Arab nations not to normalize ties with Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #682)

1. The head of the Hezbollah terror group, Hassan Nasrallah, has called on the Arab world to resist normalizing ties with Israel, warning that the “cancerous” Jewish state is milking the benefits of regional unrest by using the turmoil to improve its relations with moderate Arab states.

2. The epicenter of California’s drought crisis in the Central Valley is raising fears that the drought could wipe entire towns off of the map.

3. The Israel Air Force reportedly struck a vehicle located in a Druse village in southwestern Syria on Wednesday, killing Hezbollah men and a pro-Assad militiaman, as well as a military base in Lebanon.

4. Church leaders in China have pledged to “make the cross flourish” throughout the country following the removal of more than 1,200 crosses from churches in one province.

5. Iran’s foreign minister, Mohammad Zarif, moved Tuesday to dismiss speculation that his country’s nuclear deal with major powers could hit difficulties, saying he had “no concern or worry” about its implementation.

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Our second coming quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said: “The subject of the second coming of Christ has never been popular to any but the true believer.”

ISIS aims to raise army to bring about the ‘end of the world’ (Second Coming Watch Update #681)

1. An apparent Islamic State recruitment document found in Pakistan’s lawless tribal lands reveals that the extremist group has grand ambitions of building a new terrorist army in Afghanistan and Pakistan, and triggering a war in India to provoke an Armageddon-like “end of the world.”

2. Turkey turned to its allies in NATO on Tuesday for political backing, after it agreed to step up efforts against the Islamic State but also renewed its conflict with Kurdish militants.

3. Secretary of State John Kerry warned skeptical lawmakers not to nix the contentious nuclear deal with Iran, insisting that it includes strict inspections and other safeguards to deter cheating by Tehran.

4. A strong earthquake shook a sparsely populated region along the border between Colombia and Panama on Tuesday evening.

5. EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini insisted on Tuesday during a visit to Tehran that she made the trip to begin implementation of the nuclear accord with Iran.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 20:42 which reads: “And he said unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Because thou hast let go out of thy hand a man whom I appointed to utter destruction, therefore thy life shall go for his life, and thy people for his people.”

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.”

Turkey, U.S. ally to push ISIS out of northern Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #680)

1. Turkey and the United States have agreed in general terms on a plan that envisions American warplanes, Syrian insurgents and Turkish forces working together to sweep Islamic State militants from a 60-mile-long strip of northern Syria along the Turkish border.

2. The Palestinian Authority accused Israel of escalating tensions in Jerusalem and the West Bank on Monday, warning that Israel’s actions were liable to bring about disastrous consequences.

3. The military wing of Hamas opened a Gaza summer camp on Saturday, providing combat training for 25,000 Palestinians as young as 15.

4. Thousands of Israel Defense Forces reservists were required to present themselves to their units in a surprise emergency drill starting Monday that simulated rocket attacks from Lebanon and the Gaza Strip as well as cyber attacks.

5. Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday called on Washington officials to stop using threatening language against Tehran, hitting back at comments by US Secretary of State John Kerry.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 20:35-36 which reads: “And a certain man of the sons of the prophets said unto his neighbour in the word of the Lord, Smite me, I pray thee. And the man refused to smite him. Then said he unto him, Because thou hast not obeyed the voice of the Lord, behold, as soon as thou art departed from me, a lion shall slay thee. And as soon as he was departed from him, a lion found him, and slew him.”

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?”

NATO to meet at Turkey’s request to address ISIS concerns (Second Coming Watch Update #679)

1. Ambassadors of NATO states will meet on Tuesday at Turkey’s request for talks on a spike in violence between Turkey, the Islamic State group and Kurdish militants.

2. Syrian President Bashar Assad vowed on Sunday to win his country’s civil war even while admitting that his army was struggling due to a lack of manpower.

3. Israeli police entered a holy Jerusalem site on Sunday to prevent Arab youths from attacking visiting Jews marking a biblical holiday.

4. A recent study by the Pew Research Center said more Christians are facing religious persecution in the Middle East than at any time since early history.

5. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country has no plans to send ground troops into Syria but has agreed with the United States that air cover should be provided for moderate rebels fighting Islamic State forces there.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 20:22 which reads: “And the prophet came to the king of Israel, and said unto him, Go, strengthen thyself, and mark, and see what thou doest: for at the return of the year the king of Syria will come up against thee.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Chrysostom. He said: “In the first advent God veiled his divinity to prove the faithful; in the second advent he will manifest his glory to reward their faith.”

Saudis declare ceasefire as Yemen death toll mounts (Second Coming Watch Update #678)

1. The Saudi-led coalition that is carrying out a campaign of air strikes against Houthi militants in Yemen has unilaterally declared a five-day humanitarian truce beginning on Monday to allow aid deliveries.

2. Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon warned on Thursday that the West was taking huge risks with the nuclear deal recently signed with Iran.

3. Two Turkish soldiers were killed and four wounded in a car bomb attack on their convoy in the mainly Kurdish southeast of the country.

4. Iran’s foreign minister began a charm offensive in the Gulf on Sunday to defend a nuclear deal seen by some Arab states as heralding greater Iranian support for armed groups and governments opposed to the hereditary monarchies.

5. Egypt is extending a state of emergency imposed throughout large parts of the restive Sinai Peninsula, as bloody attacks targeting the security services continue.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 20:13-14 which reads: ” And, behold, there came a prophet unto Ahab king of Israel, saying, Thus saith the Lord, Hast thou seen all this great multitude? behold, I will deliver it into thine hand this day; and thou shalt know that I am the Lord. And Ahab said, By whom? And he said, Thus saith the Lord, Even by the young men of the princes of the provinces. Then he said, Who shall order the battle? And he answered, Thou.”

Our second coming quote for today is from John Blanchard. He said: “The certainty of the Second Coming of Christ should touch and tincture every part of our daily behavior.”

Mideast, African nations build barriers to keep out jihadists (Second Coming Watch Update #677)

1. As they confront the rising threat of modern jihadist violence, many of the nations most at risk are retreating behind one of the oldest forms of defense.

2. The Obama administration said on Friday that it would expand training of Ukrainian security forces in their fight against Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine.

3. At least three people were killed when a moderate 5.5-magnitude earthquake jolted various parts of northern Pakistan early on Saturday.

4. Turkish jets flying from a base in the country’s southeast struck camps belonging to Kurdish militants in northern Iraq on Friday night.

5. A US official said Israel has given retired US-supplied Cobra combat helicopters to Jordan to help the Hashemite kingdom fend off insurgent threats on the Syrian and Iraqi borders.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Kings 17:15-16 which reads: “And she went and did according to the saying of Elijah: and she, and he, and her house, did eat many days. And the barrel of meal wasted not, neither did the cruse of oil fail, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Elijah.”

Our second coming quote for today is from George Eldon Ladd. He said: “Jesus is now the Lord; He is enthroned at the right hand of God; He is reigning in His kingdom. But this is a Lordship and a kingly reign which is known only to believers. It must be confessed by faith. His Second Coming will mean nothing less than the Lordship which is His now will be visible to all the world. When we pray, ‘Thy kingdom come,’ this is what we are praying for: the effectual and universal rule of Christ in all the world, not only over believers.”