Israel prepares for ‘ferocious’ war with Lebanon; Russia expands military activity in Pacific (Second Coming Watch Update #852)


1. When Israeli army commanders describe how the next war against Hezbollah could unfold, they often search for words not used in military manuals. The future conflict, they warn, will be “ferocious” and “terrible.”

2. Russian submarines are operating in the Pacific at levels not seen in decades. For the first time since the Cold War, the Russian Pacific Fleet is getting submarines that are quieter, better armed and have greater range.

3. Chinese authorities have banned church services “to create a safe environment” when world leaders arrive in the eastern city of Hang-zhou for the G20 summit in September.

4. Russian President Vladimir Putin could have authority to crack down on non-government-aligned churches.

5. Violence against Egypt’s Coptic Orthodox Christian minority, one of the largest and oldest groups of Christians in the Middle East, has escalated at an alarming rate in the last several weeks, with little official response.

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 Jeremiah 16:14-21.

Our second coming quote for today is from Martin R. DeHaan. He said, “Yes, indeed, Jesus Christ is coming again. He is coming literally, visibly, bodily, in like manner as He has gone away. The fact is absolutely certain, while the time has not yet been revealed. If Jesus had told His disciples and us the date, the exact moment of His return, He would have robbed the truth of Christ’s second coming of all of its power, its incentive and its blessing. It is the imminency of His return which gives to the second coming of Christ the power and comfort which it contains. Jesus will return someday, and He MAY return today.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Winepress of the Wrath of God, Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #618)


PROPHECY HEADLINES: End times group predicts end of world on July 29th; N. Korea practices blowing up South Korean airports; Iran arrests 40 members of terrorist group

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Part 6)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

The messages of the three angels are followed by a comment about the “perseverance of the saints” and a voice from heaven commanding John to write. It is difficult to tell who speaks in Rev. 14:12, but it appears to be a spontaneous and unsolicited remark by John himself, although it could be part of the third angel’s message. The comment involves a threefold observation regarding:

1. The perseverance of the saints
2. Those who keep the commandments of God
3. Those who have their faith in Jesus

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, “Occupy Until I Come!” (Part 9) based on the parable of the nobleman who went away and left talents for his servants to use in his absence in Luke 19:11-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

The Lord Jesus during the present dispensation is like David between the time of His anointing and Saul’s death. He has the promise of the kingdom — but He has not yet received the crown and throne.

He is followed by a few, and those often neither great nor wise — but they are a faithful people. He is persecuted by His enemies, and ofttimes driven into the wilderness — and yet His party is never quite destroyed. But He has none of the visible signs of the kingdom at present — no earthly glory, majesty, greatness, obedience. The vast majority of mankind see no beauty in Him — they will not have this man to reign over them. His people are not honored for their Master’s sake: they walk the earth like princes in disguise. His kingdom is not yet come — His will is not yet done on earth excepting by a little flock. It is not the day of “His power.” The Lord Jesus is biding His time.

Turkey reopens air base for U.S.; Strong quake hits Japan (Second Coming Watch Update #851)


1. Turkey reopened the airspace around In-cir-lik Air Base on Sunday, allowing the U.S. to restart strike missions targeting the Islamic State terror group, as the alliance between the two nations showed signs of serious strain.

2. An earthquake with a magnitude of 5.0 struck eastern Japan on Sunday and shook buildings in Tokyo,but there was no danger of a tsunami and no immediate report of injuries or major damage.

3. Iran has received the first batch of missiles for the S-300 missile defense system.

4. Turkish President Recep Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin may meet in a face-to-face meeting in August as part of mutual efforts to normalize bilateral ties following months of tension due to the downing of a Russian warplane by the Turkish Air Forces in November.

5. The Obama administration has increasingly warmed to a Russian proposal that allows U.S. forces to coordinate with the Kremlin in the ongoing war against ISIS in Syria.

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 Jeremiah 12:14-17.

Our second coming quote for today is from Sam Morris. He said, “Jesus tells us to keep our eyes on His coming and not get too busy building our little homes, accumulating an old-age pension, laying up money in the bank for a rainy day. He wants us to obey Him, look for Him, walk with Him, and let not our hearts become saturated with the things of this world.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Winepress of the Wrath of God, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #617)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Attempted Turkey coup threatens to destabilize region reeling from terror; China threatens to establish air defense ID zone over S. China Sea; 200 U.S. troops ready to enter S. Sudan

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Part 5)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

The third angel says, “The wrath of God is mixed in full strength”

A third angel flies across the prophetic landscape announcing the doom of all who follow the beast and receive his mark. Just as “Babylon” made all nations to drink of the “wine of her immorality”, so God will make the beast worshipers drink of the “wine of the wrath of God”. His final judgments are pictured as “mixed in full strength” (undiluted or not watered-down) into the “cup of His anger.”

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, “Occupy Until I Come!” (Part 8) based on the parable of the nobleman who went away and left talents for his servants to use in his absence in Luke 19:11-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

The second question I wish to consider is this — what is the present position of our Lord Jesus Christ?

The parable appears to me to answer that question distinctly in the twelfth verse. “A certain nobleman went into a far country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return.” This nobleman represents the Lord Jesus Christ, and that in two respects.

Over 200 killed in renewal of S. Sudan’s civil war; 2 quakes hit Ecuador (Second Coming Watch Update #850)


1. Heavy explosions and gunfire rocked the capital of South Sudan on Monday, as the world’s youngest nation hovered on the brink of a return to all-out civil war.

2. Two strong earthquakes shook the northwestern coastal area of Ecuador on Sunday night, the latest aftershocks from a powerful tremor that killed hundreds of people in April.

3. Egypt placed itself firmly in the middle of the diplomatic process between Israel and the Palestinians on Sunday, as Egyptian Foreign Minister Sameh Shoukry arrived in Jerusalem and said before meeting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that the Egyptian leadership is “serious” in its determination to “provide all possible forms of support” toward achieving the goal of a two-state solution.

4. Beijing has begun military drills in the South China Sea ahead of a ruling by an international arbitration court on a dispute with the Philippines over the strategic waters.

5. South Korea and the United States said they would deploy an advanced missile defence system in South Korea to counter a threat from North Korea, drawing a sharp and swift protest from neighbouring China.

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 Jeremiah 3:11-15.

Our second coming quote for today is from James L. Melton. He said, “The First Coming gave Jesus Christ to the world, but the Second Coming will give the world to Jesus Christ! Just as David was chosen to be the king of Israel many years before he actually received the kingdom, the Lord Jesus Christ has been chosen to take over the kingdoms of this world and rule as God’s ‘KING OF KINGS.'”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Winepress of the Wrath of God, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #616)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Obama to keep over 8,400 troops in Afghanistan; Germany remains wary of Iran’s nuclear, missile technology attempts; South Korea test-fires submarine-launched missile

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Part 4)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

Three angels fly across the sky, one after another, making dramatic and climactic announcements. These are followed by a fourth announcement from heaven itself. Each of these is a proleptic remark. Each serves as a summary statement (preview) of what is to follow.

The second angel says, “Fallen, fallen, is Babylon the great”.

The view that over-literalizes “Babylon” in the Revelation passages misses the obvious symbolism that is intended there. Even Robert Thomas admits, “The writer is very clear to point out when he intends a figurative meaning.” That is exactly what John the revelator does in 17:5-9! He plainly tells us that the “Babylon” of the Apocalypse is a symbolic name for Rome. He calls it “mystery, Babylon”. It is drunk with the blood of the “witnesses of Jesus”. Its seven heads are “seven mountains” on which the city sits—an obvious reference to Rome. Finally, he calls it “the great city, which reigns over the kings of the earth”. How much more clearly can he state it?

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, “Occupy Until I Come!” (Part 7) based on the parable of the nobleman who went away and left talents for his servants to use in his absence in Luke 19:11-13. J.C. Ryle writes:

It is high time for Christians to interpret unfulfilled prophecy by the light of prophecies already fulfilled. The curses on the Jews were brought to pass literally — so also will be the blessings. The scattering was literal — so also will be the gathering. The pulling down of Zion was literal — so also will be the building up. The rejection of Israel was literal — so also will be the restoration.

ISIS shows global reach with multiple attacks; China demands money from churches (Second Coming Watch Update #849)


1. Suicide bombers suspected of links to the Islamic State struck for the fourth time in less than a week, targeting three locations in Saudi Arabia in an extension of what appeared to be a coordinated campaign of worldwide bombings coinciding with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.

2. The Chinese state has implemented stricter regulations, including demanding a share of church money and donations in its ongoing efforts to clamp down on Christian churches.

3. In just the past few days, the Islamic State’s evolving brand of terrorism has revealed its deadly, shifting faces.

4. In the two years since Russia annexed Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, the tiny Baltic nations of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have taken an oversize role in facing down Russia’s challenge to the West.

5. In a press conference on Sunday, Jordan’s Minister of Energy stated Jordan is seeking a nuclear cooperation agreement with the US in order to obtain American nuclear technologies.

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 Jeremiah 1:1-3.

Our second coming quote for today is from John MacArthur. He said, “Next to the subject of faith, the subject of the second coming is the most dominant subject in the New Testament. For every time in the Bible the first coming is mentioned, the second coming is mentioned eight times. For every time the atonement is mentioned once, the second coming is mentioned twice. The Lord refers to His return 21 times. And over 50 times men are exhorted to be ready for the return of Jesus Christ. Now that is an overwhelming indication that the Bible majors on the second coming of Jesus Christ.”