U.S. to conduct airstrikes against Assad forces in Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #686)

1. The United States has decided to allow airstrikes to defend Syrian rebels trained by the U.S. military from any attackers, even if the enemies hail from forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar Assad.

2. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said on Sunday that the United States and Egypt are returning to a “stronger base” in bilateral ties despite tensions and human rights concerns.

3. Two rockets were fired from Gaza and fell in the area of the security barrier on Saturday night. The IDF is scouring the area to locate where the missiles fell, and to determine if they hit Israeli territory or remained in Gaza.

4. Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, said on Sunday that his country’s nuclear deal with the West would create better prospects for faster solutions in Syria and Yemen, two of the Middle East’s worst conflict zones.

5. For years, Turkey’s porous border with Syria provided a lifeline for the Islamic State, allowing the group to ferry weapons and fighters to a war zone where it was building its brutal “caliphate.”

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

The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 2 Kings 1:1-4 which reads: “Then Moab rebelled against Israel after the death of Ahab. And Ahaziah fell down through a lattice in his upper chamber that was in Samaria, and was sick: and he sent messengers, and said unto them, Go, enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron whether I shall recover of this disease. But the angel of the Lord said to Elijah the Tishbite, Arise, go up to meet the messengers of the king of Samaria, and say unto them, Is it not because there is not a God in Israel, that ye go to enquire of Baalzebub the god of Ekron? Now therefore thus saith the Lord, Thou shalt not come down from that bed on which thou art gone up, but shalt surely die. And Elijah departed.”

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.”

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