U.S. Congress: America failing to stop citizens from joining ISIS (Second Coming Watch Update #744)

1. A bipartisan congressional task force concluded in a report released on Tuesday that the U.S. is losing the battle to stop Americans from traveling abroad to enlist in ISIS.

2. A U.S. official with knowledge of the latest intelligence said Russian airstrikes in Syria could happen at any time.

3. Muslim extremists burned down three churches in Tanzania last week and issued threats to the area’s Christians.

4. Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Tuesday derided Russia’s call for the creation of an international antiterrorism coalition, saying the Russians inspire terrorism on their own doorstep and back bellicose puppet governments.

5. The Israeli military says it has carried out airstrikes in the Gaza Strip after a rocket was launched from the Palestinian territory toward Israel.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 41:9 which reads: “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.”

Our second coming quote for today is from J.C. Ryle. He said, “Uncertainty about the date of the Lord’s return is calculated to keep believers in an attitude of constant expectation and to preserve them from despondency.”

Israeli police, Palestinians clash on Temple Mount (Second Coming Watch Update #743)

1. Palestinians clashed with Israeli riot police after barricading themselves inside a mosque at Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site, throwing firebombs and rocks at officers outside during a major Jewish holiday on Monday.

2. A study released on Monday says the risk of major New York City flooding — such as what happened during Superstorm Sandy in 2012 — is likely to occur once every 25 years, rather than every 500 years, as a result of human-caused global warming.

3. France has carried out its first air strikes against Islamic State militants in Syria.

4. Iranian regime President Hassan Rouhani addressed the United Nations General Assembly, jabbing the “Zionist regime” of Israel and demanded that it surrender its nuclear weapons.

5. The World Bank warned of the “high risk” of renewed Israel-Palestinian conflict if the political and economic status quo between the two sides persists.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 40:7-8 which reads: “Then said I, Lo, I come: in the volume of the book it is written of me, I delight to do thy will, O my God: yea, thy law is within my heart.”

Our second coming quote for today is from J.C. Ryle. He said, “There shall be no time for parting words or a change of mind when the Lord appears.”

Putin, Obama clash over what to do about Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #742)

1. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and US president, Barack Obama, clashed on Monday over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government.

2. According to the Washington Post, Taliban insurgents seized control of key facilities across a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing.

3. The Israeli military struck two targets belonging to the Syrian military on Sunday night in response to earlier projectile fallout from the embattled country exploding in Israeli territory in the northern Golan Heights.

4. Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS militants.

5. A powerful earthquake off the eastern coast of Indonesia injured dozens of people and sent startled residents scurrying out of their homes in the middle of the night.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 34:20 which reads: “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Samuel Rutherford. He said, “Oh, that Christ would make long strides! Oh, that he would fold up the heavens as a cloak, and shovel time and days out of the way!”

Prophecy experts debate blood moon’s meaning (Second Coming Watch Update #741)

1. On Sunday, millions of people around the world will enjoy the sight of a “blood moon, as a lunar eclipse combines with a “supermoon” to make Earth’s natural satellite appear red in colour.

2. Iranian officials escalated their criticism of Saudi Arabia’s Hajj pilgrimage after over 730 people were killed in a stampede near the holy city of Mecca last week.

3. Moscow pressed its military buildup at a new airbase in Syria on Saturday, as Washington admitted rebels it trained surrendered ammunition and equipment to Al-Qaeda in a fresh US policy setback.

4. As President Obama welcomed the Chinese President to the White House and spoke of the friendship between the two countries, the Chinese aircraft carrier docked at the Syrian port of Tartus, accompanied by a guided missile cruiser.

5. Nearly 30,000 foreign recruits have now poured into Syria, many to join the Islamic State, a doubling of volunteers in just the past 12 months and stark evidence that an international effort to tighten borders, share intelligence and enforce antiterrorism laws is not diminishing the ranks of new militant fighters.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 31:5 which reads: “Into thine hand I commit my spirit: thou hast redeemed me, O Lord God of truth.”

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.”

Fears of nuclear arms race rise in Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #740)

1. In a move that prompted fears of a return to a nuclear arms race in Europe, Moscow has announced that it could be forced to take “countermeasures” to a strengthened U.S. nuclear threat in Germany by stationing ballistic missiles in Kaliningrad.

2. Talk is heating up in Congress and the Pentagon about whether to share America’s massive new bunker-busting bomb as a warning to Iran, but Israel remains cool to the idea.

3. The Pentagon said a Chinese nuclear submarine designed to carry missiles that can hit the U.S. is likely to deploy before year’s end, adding to the Obama administration’s concerns over China’s muscle-flexing in Asia.

4. Relations between Jordan and Israel have soured to the point where King Abdullah is refusing to communicate directly with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

5. Norway has welcomed the roll-out of the first two of 22 F-35 fighter jets purchased by the Scandinavian state.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 22:9-13 which reads: “But thou art he that took me out of the womb: thou didst make me hope when I was upon my mother’s breasts. I was cast upon thee from the womb: thou art my God from my mother’s belly. Be not far from me; for trouble is near; for there is none to help. Many bulls have compassed me: strong bulls of Bashan have beset me round. They gaped upon me with their mouths, as a ravening and a roaring lion.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Andrew Murray. He said, “There is such a danger of our being so occupied with the things that are to come more than with him who is to come.”

U.S., NATO may not follow through with troop drawdown in Afghanistan (Second Coming Watch Update #739)

1. The Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday that U.S. and allied defense officials, increasingly wary of White House plans to scale back the U.S. presence in Afghanistan, are reviewing new drawdown options that include keeping thousands of American troops in the country beyond the end of 2016.

2. Russia’s defence ministry on Thursday said it will hold naval drills in the “east Mediterranean” in September and October, as the West frets over a military buildup by Moscow in Syria.

3. Israel’s security cabinet on Thursday voted unanimously in favor of a series of proposed measures aimed at combating stone-throwing, including mandatory minimum sentences for those convicted of throwing rocks and firebombs, and an easing of the rules governing police use of live fire in rock-throwing incidents.

4. A strong earthquake measuring a magnitude of 6.9 struck Indonesia on Thursday at a depth of 39.9 miles. The quake hit 15 miles north-west of the city of Sorong. There were no immediate reports of damage.

5. The Telica volcano in northwestern Nicaragua erupted on Wednesday, sending up dense columns of ash that settled over six surrounding villages.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 22:4-8 which reads: “Our fathers trusted in thee: they trusted, and thou didst deliver them. They cried unto thee, and were delivered: they trusted in thee, and were not confounded. But I am a worm, and no man; a reproach of men, and despised of the people. All they that see me laugh me to scorn: they shoot out the lip, they shake the head, saying, He trusted on the Lord that he would deliver him: let him deliver him, seeing he delighted in him.”

Our second coming quote for today is from G. Campbell Morgan. He said, “I never begin my work in the morning without thinking that perhaps he may interrupt my work and begin his own. I am not looking for death, I am looking for him.”

European Council president says EU is on verge of collapse (Second Coming Watch Update #738)

1. Donald Tusk, president of the European Council, has warned that the European Union was now facing a “critical point” and that the migrant crisis hadn’t even reached its peak.

2. President Vladimir Putin, determined to strengthen Russia’s only military outpost in the Middle East, is preparing to launch unilateral airstrikes against the Islamic State from inside Syria if the U.S. rejects his proposal to join forces.

3. In Yemen’s Marib province, a key battleground in the fighting against Shiite rebels, frustration is growing in the ranks of troops backing the country’s president-in-exile after more than a week without gains on the ground.

4. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday called on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to “stop the chaos” at the Al-Aksa mosque in Jerusalem’s Old City.

5. Toxic gases and lava billowed from the top of an Icelandic volcano for nearly six months last year in the biggest eruption in 200 years.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 22:1-3 which reads: “My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me? why art thou so far from helping me, and from the words of my roaring? O my God, I cry in the day time, but thou hearest not; and in the night season, and am not silent. But thou art holy, O thou that inhabitest the praises of Israel.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Thomas V. Moore. 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.”