Turkey warns of consequences after Russian jet violates airspace (Second Coming Watch Update #828)

1. Turkey warned of consequences on Saturday after saying a Russian jet had violated its airspace despite warnings, once more stoking tensions between two countries involved in Syria’s war, but Russia denied that there had been any incursion.

2. Iran flew a surveillance drone over a U.S. aircraft carrier and published video of the encounter on Friday, the latest in a series of edgy naval incidents between the two countries in the Persian Gulf after the recent nuclear deal.

3. A US navy guided-missile destroyer sailed within 12 nautical miles of an island claimed by China and two other nations in the South China Sea on Saturday, in an operation the Pentagon said aimed to challenge efforts to restrict freedom of navigation.

4. French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said on Friday that France would recognize a Palestinian state if its efforts in coming weeks to try to break the deadlock between Israelis and Palestinians fail.

5. A Russian fighter jet came within 15 feet of a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance plane over the Black Sea this week in what the Pentagon is calling an “unsafe” incident.

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 42:14-17.

Our second coming quote for today is from J.D. Greear. He said, “The imminent return of Jesus should produce spiritual alertness in us. Amidst the many ways my home church went wrong, they were absolutely right about one thing—the earnest expectation of Jesus’ return. The New Testament writers all eagerly wait for Jesus to come back. They are straining forward to that day, almost on tiptoes as they yearn for his return. They lived with spiritual alertness, as if Jesus could back at any moment.”

Advertisements

ISIS, Al-Qaida, Muslim Brotherhood preparing for major conflict with Western-backed Mideast forces (Second Coming Watch Update #827)

1. The Islamic State, Al-Qaida, and the Muslim Brotherhood are preparing for a major confrontation with Western-backed forces in Libya, Syria, and beyond.

2. Japan has put its military on alert for a possible North Korean ballistic missile launch after indications it is preparing for a test firing.

3. Sources familiar with the matter say an EgyptAir mechanic whose cousin joined the Islamic State in Syria is suspected of planting a bomb on a Russian passenger plane that was blown out of Egypt’s skies in late October 2015.

4. Libyan former intelligence official Ahmad Al-Dam recently said that the Islamic State and other terrorist groups had gotten hold of the chemical weapons that had remained in Libya from the regime of former dictator Muammar Qaddafi.

5. The United States intends to deploy in South Korea the newest Gray Eagle drones, that can not only conduct reconnaissance flights, but also missile attacks.

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 41:8-13.

Our second coming quote for today is from Billy Graham. He said, “Bible teaching about the Second Coming of Christ used to be thought of as ‘doomsday’ preaching. But not anymore. It is the only ray of hope that shines as an ever brightening beam in a darkening world.”

Breaking Prophecy News; Hell on Earth, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #593)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Syrian peace talks derailed after rebel groups don’t show | WHO says Zika virus could infect 3-4 million within 1 year | NATO considers U.S. request for surveillance planes to fight ISIS

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Hell on Earth (Part 5)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

— Live from the Middle East

One of the objections often raised against viewing the two witnesses as two literal prophets is that the whole world (people, kindreds, tongues, and nations) will “look at their dead bodies for three and a half days” lying in the street. The unbelieving world will rejoice in their martyrdom and send gifts to one another. Their deaths will result in worldwide holiday festivities.

Previous generations could not imagine how this could literally happen. Today, we know exactly how it could happen: live satellite television transmission. We can see televised pictures instantly all over the planet because of satellite communications. It happens every night on the national news! That fact alone ought to get our attention about how close we are to the end. A camera crew could easily film the deaths of these two witnesses and then continue to show televised updates throughout the next three and a half days. Televised pictures can be transmitted in seconds from Jerusalem to New York, Tokyo, London, Moscow, and the entire world.

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 28) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

As it was in the days of Cain and Abel — as it was in the days of Isaac and Ishmael, even so it is now. “Those who are born after the flesh will persecute those that are born after the Spirit.”The Cross of Christ will always bring reproach with it! As the Jews hated Christ — so the world hates Christians. As the Head was bruised — so also the members will be. As contempt was poured on the Master — so it will be also on the disciples. In short, if a man will become a decided evangelical Christian, he must “count the cost” — and make up his mind to lose the world’s favor. In a word, he must be content to be thought by many little better than a fool!

Israeli military estimates low likelihood of war in 2016 (Second Coming Watch Update #826)

1. Israeli military estimations state that the likelihood of Israel initiating a war in the next year remains low, both due to the turmoil in the Middle East which is keeping many of Israel’s enemies busy, and because of Israel’s current deterrence abilities.

2. China and the US say a new UN resolution against North Korea is needed, following Pyongyang’s claim that it had successfully tested a hydrogen bomb earlier this month.

3. Western-backed Syrian rebels on Tuesday suffered one of their most significant defeats since Russia’s military intervention in Syria turned the tide of the war in favor of President Bashar Assad, further complicating prospects for a negotiated settlement at peace talks scheduled this week in Geneva.

4. As Israelis cranked up their heaters during the current cold snap, the Public Utility Authority was attacked by one of the largest cyber assaults that the country has experienced.

5. Israeli military assessments show that Russia’s intervention in Syria and close interaction with Hezbollah may actually decrease the likelihood of an Israel-Hezbollah conflict erupting in the near 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 Isaiah 35:1-6.

Our second coming quote for today is from John Calvin. He said, “Looking for Christ’s coming must both restrain the importunate desires of our flesh, and support our patience in all our adversities; and, lastly, it must refresh our weariness. But it worketh this only in the faithful, which believe that Christ is their Redeemer; for it bringeth unto the wicked nothing but dread, horror, and great fearfulness.”

Breaking Prophecy News; Hell on Earth, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #592)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Iran holds massive naval drill | Netanyahu condemns UN chief’s remarks on Palestine | Rouhani says ‘Israel lobby’ stands in way of better US-Iran relations

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Hell on Earth (Part 4)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

— The Gentile Occupation of Jerusalem

The second verse in this chapter indicates that the Gentiles will occupy the holy city (Jerusalem) and “tread [it] under foot” for 42 months. All of the time indicators in this chapter (42 months and 1,260 days) add up to three and one-half years, marking the duration of the Great Tribulation. All attempts at taking 42 and 1,260 as symbolic numbers have proved futile. Until someone can come up with a better explanation (and no one has), it seems best to take these time indicators to mean literally three and one-half years. This time frame is very reasonable given what has already preceded in the Revelation.

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 27) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

Who does not know, that, as things are now, spiritual religion never brings a man the world’s praise? It never has done, and it never does at this day. It entails on a man the world’s disapprobation, the world’s persecution, the world’s mockery, the world’s opposition, the world’s ridicule, and the world’s sneers.

Europol warns of major ISIS attacks being planned in Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #825)

1. The head of the EU police agency Europol said on Monday that ISIS has increased its ability to launch global terror attacks and plans to attempt more Paris-style attacks in Europe.

2. U.S. Vice President Joe Biden said on Saturday that the United States and Turkey were prepared for a military solution against the Islamic State in Syria should the Syrian government and rebels fail to reach a political settlement.

3. Israeli warplanes struck the Gaza Strip early Monday morning in response to a rocket fired at southern Israel on Sunday evening.

4. The World Health Organization has warned that the Zika virus is likely to spread across nearly all of the Americas.

5. The Palestinian Authority on Monday blasted Israel for its “settlement attack” and threatened to force Israel to withdraw from Judea and Samaria.

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 34:1-5.

Our second coming quote for today is from Daniel Waulther. He said, “One day Martin Luther saw his children standing around a table, and he noticed how their eyes glistened as they looked longingly on a dish of peaches. “This,” Luther said, “is a pattern of those who rejoice in the hope [of the second coming]. Oh, if only we would behold the last day with the same happy and fond expectation.”

Breaking Prophecy News; Hell on Earth, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #591)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: ISIS strikes back hard after setbacks in Syria | ISIS releases video of Paris attackers, threatens London | Israeli military fortifies sites against rocket, missile attacks

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “Hell on Earth (Part 3)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

— Will the Temple Be Rebuilt?

The Jewish people have always loved the temple. As soon as David conquered Jerusalem, he desired to build a temple to Jehovah. While he raised the funds and collected the materials, it was his son Solomon who actually built the first temple in about 950 B.C. That temple stood until 586 B.C., when Nebuchadnezzar, the king of Babylon, destroyed it. After the Babylonian captivity, some of the Jews returned to Jerusalem and built the second temple under the leadership of Zerubbabel in 520-515 B.C. That temple was later remodeled and expanded by Herod the Great in 20 B.C. The second temple stood until a.d. 70, when the Romans demolished it.

It has been nearly two thousand years since there has been a Jewish temple on Mt. Moriah. Since A.D. 691 the Muslim shrine, the Dome of the Rock, has stood on the site of the ancient Jewish temples. Ever since the Jewish people began returning to the Promised Land, there has been talk of building a third temple. There is presently a Temple Institute in Jerusalem that is dedicated to reconstructing the instruments of worship for the new temple. However, as long as the Dome of the Rock stands on Mt. Moriah, it is unlikely the new temple will be built there.

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 26) based on the parable of the foolish and wise virgins in Matthew 25:1-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

Learn, in the last place, that Christ’s second coming will make an immense change to all members of the visible Church, both good and bad.