Iran to send warships to Atlantic (Second Coming Watch Update #774)

1. Iran intends to dispatch “a fleet of warships” to the Atlantic Ocean shortly. The country’s Navy Commander said, “Our warships will soon berth at ports in the Atlantic Ocean.”

2. The USS Ronald Reagan scrambled its fighter jets earlier this week after two Russian naval reconnaissance aircraft flew within one nautical mile of the U.S. aircraft carrier as it sailed in international waters east of the Korean Peninsula.

3. A Chinese Defense Ministry spokesman said China’s military will take “all necessary” measures in response to any future US navy incursions into what it considers its territorial waters around islands in the South China Sea.

4. Israel has resoundly rejected New Zealand’s efforts to impose negotiations for a two-state solution via its position as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

5. Hamas’s former interior minister has declared that the ongoing “intifada” against Israel “will never stop”.

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 Psalm 118 which reads in part: “O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: because his mercy endureth for ever. Let Israel now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Let the house of Aaron now say, that his mercy endureth for ever. Let them now that fear the Lord say, that his mercy endureth for ever.”

Our second coming quote for today is from J.C. Ryle. He said, “All portions of Scripture ought to be approached with deep humility and earnest prayer for the teaching of the Spirit. On no point have good people so entirely disagreed as on the interpretation of prophecy; on no point have the prejudices of one group, the dogmatism of a second and the extravagance of a third done so much to rob the church of truths which God intended to be a blessing.”

EU urges Netanyahu-Abbas meeting to stop violence (Second Coming Watch Update #773)

1. European Union foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini on Tuesday urged Israeli Premier Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas to meet Quartet representatives “within days” in the hope of kick-starting stalled peace talks.

2. When Defense Secretary Ashton Carter announced on Tuesday that the U.S. would begin “direct action” against Islamic State targets in Syria and Iraq, it sounded like a new mission for U.S. forces in a country where the president has repeatedly insisted Americans would not be engaged in combat operations. But America’s special operations forces have been engaging in these kinds of missions for several months, particularly in the Kurdish-controlled provinces in northern Iraq.

3. The World Health Organization said in a report released on Wednesday that, for the first time, tuberculosis infections rivaled HIV/AIDS as a leading cause of death from infectious diseases.

4. In the latest effort to revive direct Israeli-Palestinian peace talks, New Zealand has drafted a UN resolution that reportedly calls for a freeze on Israeli settlement building in the West Bank and for Palestinians to abandon their bid to take legal action against Israel at the International Criminal Court.

5. Two Australian warships will hold exercises with the Chinese navy in the South China Sea next week, just days after a U.S. navy patrol near a man-made Chinese island in the disputed waters angered Beijing.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 110:1-7 which reads: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool…”

Our second coming quote for today is from Charles Spurgeon. He said, “You will bear me witness, my friends, that it is exceedingly seldom I ever intrude into the mysteries of the future with regard either to the second advent, the millennial reign, or the first and second resurrection. As often as we come about it in our expositions, we do not turn aside from the point, but if guilty at all on this point, it is rather in being too silent than saying too much.”

Iran joins talks on Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #772)

1. A top official in Tehran said Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif will join international talks aimed at ending the four-year conflict in Syria this week.

2. Heavily armed police in eastern Turkey clashed with members of the Islamic State in a fierce gun battle that lasted several hours and killed nine people, the deadliest encounter between security forces of the NATO ally and the jihadists so far.

3. An official in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Office said on Tuesday that Netanyahu is ready to meet with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas “anyplace and anytime,” in response to a French effort to set up such an encounter.

4. Turkey has acknowledged attacking a Kurdish militia group that has been a U.S. ally in the fight against ISIS, saying fighters had crossed into an off-limits area in Syria.

5. Israel and Germany have conducted the largest joint exercises in urban combat the two countries have ever done.

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 Psalm 110:1-7 which reads: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool…”

Our second coming quote for today is from Vance Havner. He said, “I know that some are always studying the meaning of the fourth toe of the right foot of some beast in prophecy and have never used either foot to go and bring men to Christ. I do not know who the 666 is in Revelation but I know the world is sick, sick, sick and the best way to speed the Lord’s return is to win more souls for Him.”

300 dead from south Asia quake; China angry over US Navy incursion (Second Coming Watch Update #771)

1. The death toll from an earthquake that shook parts of South Asia on Monday has risen above 300.

2. The U.S. Navy sent a guided-missile destroyer close to China’s man-made islands in the disputed South China Sea on Tuesday, drawing an angry rebuke from Beijing, which said it warned and followed the American vessel.

3. The president’s most senior national security advisers have recommended measures that would move U.S. troops closer to the front lines in Iraq and Syria, a sign of mounting White House dissatisfaction with progress against the Islamic State and a renewed Pentagon push to expand military involvement in long-running conflicts overseas.

4. Russia has confirmed sending special forces troops to Syria over the past few weeks to support its mission backing the government of Syrian president Bashar Assad.

5. Mars, Jupiter and Venus will this week come close together in the skies over Earth, in a “planetary dance” that promises to delight astronomers.

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 Psalm 110:1-7 which reads: “The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou at my right hand, until I make thine enemies thy footstool…”

Our second coming quote for today is from Tim LaHaye. He said, “The curse of Adam and Eve that fell upon the earth because of their sin will be lifted when Christ returns.”

U.S. worried over Russian activity near undersea internet cables (Second Coming Watch Update #770)

1. Russian submarines and spy ships are aggressively operating near the vital undersea cables that carry almost all global Internet communications, raising concerns among some American military and intelligence officials that the Russians might be planning to attack those lines in times of tension or conflict.

2. The U.S. State Department said on Saturday that the United States and Saudi Arabia agreed to increase support to Syria’s moderate opposition while seeking a political resolution of the four-year conflict.

3. Tony Blair, the former British prime minister, suggested on Sunday that the United States-led invasion of Iraq in 2003, which removed Saddam Hussein from power, helped give rise to the Islamic State.

4. The United States is cutting economic aid for the Palestinian Authority, partly because of “unhelpful actions” by the Palestinians.

5. On Friday, the Islamic State group published a video threatening Israel in Hebrew.

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 Psalm 109:8 which reads: “Let his days be few; and let another take his office.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Michael Youssef. He said, “While many try to ignore Jesus, when He returns in power and might, this will be impossible.”

Video surveillance begins on Temple Mount (Second Coming Watch Update #769)

1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday that adding video surveillance to the sacred Jerusalem site known to Jews as the Temple Mount and Muslims as the Al-Aqsa Mosque is in Israel’s best interest.

2. Three bombs exploded early Saturday morning during a giant procession in Bangladesh commemorating the Shiite Muslim holiday of Ashura, killing one person, wounding dozens more and unsettling a country that has little history of sectarian tension.

3. The grand mufti of Jerusalem, the Muslim cleric in charge of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, said on Sunday that there’s never been a Jewish temple atop the Temple Mount, and that the site has been home to a mosque “since the creation of the world.”

4. After several small eruptions on Friday, Turrialba Volcano – located 50 kilometers east of Costa Rica’s capital – erupted on Saturday. The volcano spewed gas and vapor and launched ash 800 meters into the air.

5. A U.S.-backed military operation that freed 70 hostages who had been held by ISIS in Iraq produced a cache of intelligence, and U.S. forces supporting Iraqi troops are likely to undertake more raids in the future.

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 Psalm 106:1 which reads: “Praise ye the Lord. O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever.”

Our second coming quote for today is from David Jeremiah. He said, “You may not be able to predict the time of a tornado, earthquake or the Lord’s return. But you can know for a fact that He is coming back. Work today to share the escape route of God’s grace with others, before the night cometh.”

NASA: 99% chance of 5-magnitude quake in Los Angeles (Second Coming Watch Update #768)

1. If scientists at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena are correct, a moderately-sized earthquake is expected to hit the Los Angeles area within the next two-and-a-half years.

2. Hurricane Patricia — the strongest hurricane ever recorded — made landfall on Mexico’s Pacific coast on Friday evening.

3. Jordan and the Palestinian Authority are expected to demand from the US that control over Jewish visits to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem be restored to the Muslim authority that administers the site.

4. A study released Thursday revealed that attacks by the Islamic State spiked between July and September with a 40 percent uptick in daily attacks globally.

5. The Russian Ambassador to the EU, Vladimir Chizov, said that Russia’s military intervention to bolster Syrian President Bashar al-Assad may have prevented ISIS’ total control of the country.

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 Psalm 105:7-12 which reads: “He is the Lord our God: his judgments are in all the earth. He hath remembered his covenant for ever, the word which he commanded to a thousand generations…”

Our second coming quote for today is from David Jeremiah. He said, “We should be holy people eager to greet our Lord when He returns, ready at any moment for the trumpet’s call, people of optimism, busy in evangelism, hands to the plow, eyes on the prize.”