France, Russia agree to tighten cooperation against ISIS (Second Coming Watch Update #792)

1. The presidents of France and Russia have agreed to tighten cooperation in the fight against the Islamic State group, although they remained at odds over their approach toward Syrian President Bashar Assad.

2. Amid his diplomatic row with Russia this week, Turkish President Erdogan found time to express support for the latest Palestinian Arab terror wave against Israel.

3. ISIS says it is behind a deadly attack on a Shiite mosque in Bangladesh – a claim that, if true, shows the terrorist group’s reach into the South Asian nation.

4. A senior Israeli defense official said on Saturday that the nation state of Syria has collapsed, a fact that Israel must internalize about its northern neighbor.

5. Air strikes believed to have been carried out by Russian jets killed at least 18 people and wounded dozens more in the town of Ariha in northwest Syria on Sunday.

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 Isaiah 11:6-10: “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid; and the calf and the young lion and the fatling together; and a little child shall lead them…”

Our second coming quote for today is from Vance Havner. He said, “God has given us certain unmistakable signs of the end of this age. True, we know neither the day nor the hour wherein the Son of man will come, and all date-setting is utterly unscriptural. But while we may not know the exact time, we can know the signs of the times.”

Russia downplays idea of teaming with West to fight ISIS (Second Coming Watch Update #791)

1. The Kremlin on Friday played down the possibility of a grand coalition with the West to strike the Islamic State in Syria, despite personal visits by French President Hollande to both Washington and Moscow following a spate of horrific terrorist attacks tied to the militant group.

2. The United Nations said unknown attackers fired rockets at a U.N. peacekeeping base in Kidal in northern Mali on Saturday, killing three people inside, in the latest sign that the West African country’s Islamist insurgency is intensifying.

3. The Turkish President expressed regret on Saturday over Turkey’s shoot down of a Russian warplane and said he hopes Turkey can repair relations with Moscow at next week’s Paris climate summit.

4. North Korea appeared to conduct a submarine-launched ballistic missile test on Saturday but it ended in failure with no indication that the missile successfully ejected from the vessel and took off.

5. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the northern coast of Chile on Friday, although there were no initial reports of damage.

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 Isaiah 11:1-4: “And there shall come forth a rod out of the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots: And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the Lord; And shall make him of quick understanding in the fear of the Lord: and he shall not judge after the sight of his eyes, neither reprove after the hearing of his ears: But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth: with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Vance Havner. He said, “We are to stand fast and hold the traditions until Jesus returns. ‘Traditions’ is not a popular word today. Men ridicule those bound by ‘traditionalism.’ But let us stand by the faith once for all delivered. We are on the winning side. Eternity will vindicate each blessed tradition in His Word.”

Breaking Prophecy News; Demons Unleashed, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #576)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Germany to support military campaign against ISIS in Syria | France suggests Assad’s troops could play role in ground war against ISIS | Israel to open diplomatic office in U.A.E.

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Demons Unleashed (Part 1)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

Satan’s oldest trick is self-deception. When he tempted Eve in the garden, he appealed to her selfish desire to be like God. It was the same desire that had led to his fall in the first place. And there is something selfish enough in all of us to be vulnerable to it as well. C.S. Lewis said, “What Satan put into the heads of our remote ancestors was the idea that they could ‘be like gods’…and out of that hopeless attempt has come nearly all that we can call human history…the long terrible story of man trying to find something other than God which will make him happy.”

Satan was once called Lucifer, “son of the dawn,” but he was cast from his lofty position in heaven, along with the angelic hosts that rebelled with him. The Bible calls this rebellion the “mystery of lawlessness.” Satan and his angels willfully and deliberately sinned against God. Jude 6 says they “did not keep their own domain, but abandoned their proper abode.” Second Peter 2:4 adds, “God did not spare the angels that sinned, but cast them down into hell and committed them to pits of darkness, reserved for judgment.”

Prior to his fall from heaven, Satan was called “star of the morning,” and he “drew the third part of the stars of heaven” with him. Billy Graham writes, “Thus, the greatest catastrophe in the history of the universal creation was Lucifer’s defiance of God and the consequent fall of perhaps one-third of the angels who joined him in his wickedness.”

OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 10) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

We have got into a wicked habit of taking all the promises spiritually — and all the denunciations and threats literally! The denunciations against Babylon, and Nineveh, and Edom, and Tyre, and Egypt, and the rebellious Jews, we have been content to take literally and hand them over to our neighbors. The blessings and promises of glory to Zion, Jerusalem, Jacob, and Israel — we have taken spiritually, and comfortably applied them to ourselves and the Church of Christ. To bring forward proofs of this, would be waste of time. No man can hear many sermons, and read many commentaries, without being aware that it is a fact.

Turkey, Russia say they’re not going to war (Second Coming Watch Update #790)

1. Turkey and Russia promised on Wednesday not to go to war over the downing of a Russian fighter jet, leaving Turkey’s still-nervous NATO allies and just about everyone else wondering why the country decided to risk such a serious confrontation.

2. Marine Gen. John Kelly, the top U.S. general in South America says that Caribbean nationals from multiple islands have left their native lands to join the terror group called the Islamic State.

3. Two Palestinians were shot and killed in separate incidents Thursday in the West Bank as Israel announced plans to build a new fence near the flashpoint city of Hebron in an effort to contain a two-month spate of violence.

4. Russia announced plans on Wednesday to deploy long-range surface-to-air missiles at its air base near the Syria-Turkey border to destroy any target that threatens its warplanes in the area — an angry response to Turkey’s downing of a Russian fighter jet, which raised fears of a direct clash between Russia and NATO.

5. Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday expressed solidarity with the Palestinians by encouraging them to keep fighting Israel while Iran pledges to “defend [their] movement in any way” they can.

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 Isaiah 10:20-23: “And it shall come to pass in that day, that the remnant of Israel, and such as are escaped of the house of Jacob, shall no more again stay upon him that smote them; but shall stay upon the Lord, the Holy One of Israel, in truth. The remnant shall return, even the remnant of Jacob, unto the mighty God. For though thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness. For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.”

Our second coming quote for today is from John Bunyan. He said, “Let the Lord’s return encourage the saints to hope, and to rejoice in hope of the glory of God, notwithstanding present tribulations. This is our seed-time, our winter; afflictions are to try us of what mettle we are made; yea, and to shake off worm-eaten fruit, and such as are rotten at core. Troubles for Christ’s sake are but like the prick of an awl in the tip of the ear, in order to hang a jewel there.”

Breaking Prophecy News; Demons Unleashed, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #575)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Obama blames Russian action for downing of warplane | Putin visits Iran, offers support for nuclear process | Kerry visits Israel amid ongoing violence

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Demons Unleashed (Part 1)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

The fifth and sixth trumpets announce an unprecedented crisis: a demonic oppression followed by a military invasion that includes an incredible display of modern weaponry and military technology. The result is that one-third of the world is wiped out.

Satan is determined to destroy this planet. The Bible describes him as the “father of lies”. He is pictured as the ultimate deceiver. His name means “accuser”, and he is depicted as the accuser of God and His people. He is opposed to God and seeks to alienate men from the truth. He misled fallen angels, and he tempts men and women to sin against God’s laws. He denies and rejects the truth of God and deceives those who perish without God. Ultimately, he inspires the very spirit of antichrist.

OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 10) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

In our view of man’s corruption, of justification by faith, of our need of the sanctifying work of the Spirit, of the sufficiency of Scripture — upon these points I believe we would find that modern believers are much of one mind with believers at Corinth, Ephesus, Philippi, or Rome, in former times. But in our view of the second advent of Christ, I fear we would find there was a mighty difference between us and them, if our experience could be compared. I am afraid we would find that we fall woefully short of them in our estimate of its importance; that in our system of doctrine, it is a star of the fifteenth magnitude, while in their’s it was one of the first. In one word, we would discover that, compared to them in this matter, we slumber and sleep.

I must speak my mind on this subject, now that I am upon it. I do so most unwillingly. I do so at the risk of giving offence, and of rubbing against the prejudices of many whom I love. But it is a cross I feel it a duty to take up. And speak I must.

Turkey shoots down Russian warplane, pilot killed (Second Coming Watch Update #789)

1. Turkey has shot down a Russian warplane, the first time a NATO country and Moscow have exchanged direct fire over the crisis in Syria.

2. Iran’s ambassador to Russia said on Monday that Moscow had started the procedure of supplying Tehran with the S-300 anti-missile rocket system.

3. A magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit northeastern Afghanistan near the border with Pakistan and Tajikistan on Sunday.

4. Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived Monday in Tehran for talks with Iran about the devastating conflict in Syria where the two nations are allied in support of the Damascus regime.

5. The United States issued a worldwide travel alert for Americans amid concerns that terror groups and individuals plan more attacks after the Paris massacres.

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 Isaiah 7-12 which reads in part: “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.”

Our second coming quote for today is from John Wesley. He said, “None shall live with God, but he that now lives to God; none shall enjoy the glory of God in heaven, but that he bears the image of God on earth; none that is not saved from sin here can be saved from hell hereafter; none can see the kingdom of God above, unless the kingdom of God be in him below. Whosoever will reign with God in heaven, must have Christ reigning in him on earth.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The World at War, Part 9 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #574)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Russia says U.S. policies have aided ISIS | David Cameron to present plan for increased military involvement in Syria | Assad says forces are advancing on ‘nearly all fronts’

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The World at War (Part 9)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

Revelation chapter 8 ends with an eagle (some texts read “angel”) flying through heaven crying with a loud voice: “Woe, woe, woe to those who dwell on earth.” “Woe” is a prophetic pronouncement of doom. The triple “woe” is given here in connection with the three trumpets that are still to sound. As bad as the first four trumpets have been, the last three will be far worse!

The first four trumpets resulted in human devastation brought about by war and the forces of nature. But the last three trumpets involve supernatural forces — angels and demons. These last three trumpets take us behind the scenes of the human conflict to see the ultimate spiritual war being fought for the control of the earth.

OCCUPY TILL I COME: We are continuing our journey through the book, “Coming Events and Present Duties,” by J.C. Ryle. This section is titled, “Watch” (Part 9) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

Sleep is one of those very emblems which the Spirit has chosen to represent the state of the unconverted man. “Awake, you that sleep,” He says, “and arise from the dead, and Christ shall give you light.”

But what does the verse mean? I believe that the words “all slumbered and slept,” are to be interpreted with a special regard to the great event on which the whole parable hinges — even the second advent of Christ. And I believe our Lord’s meaning was simply this, that during the interval between His first and second advent, the whole Church, both believers and unbelievers, would get into a dull and dim-sighted state of soul about the blessed doctrine of His own personal return to earth.