90 dead in most powerful quake to hit Mexico in 100 years (Second Coming Watch #870)

1. Ninety people are now confirmed dead in the earthquake that struck off Mexico’s southern coast. It was the most powerful to hit the country in a century.

2. Hurricane Irma roared through the Florida Keys with punishing winds on Sunday and began pushing its way north, flooding streets, spawning tornadoes, knocking out power to more than 5 million people across the state, and snapping massive construction cranes over the Miami skyline. Four people were confirmed dead as a result of the storm, adding to the death toll of over 20 in the Caribbean islands.

3. US Defence Secretary James Mattis told his Japanese counterpart Itsunori Onodera that America would help Japan enhance its ballistic missile defence capabilities following the biggest nuclear weapons test by North Korea.

4. On September 14, Russia will unleash what may be its largest military exercise since the Cold War. In Poland, Ukraine, Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and elsewhere, officials are openly concerned that the “Zapad 2017” drills near their borders will be used as cover for a military attack.

5. A 5.3-magnitude earthquake hit northern Japan on Friday.

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 31:15-22.

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Arthur W. Pink. He said, “The first time [Christ] came to slay sin in men. The second time He will come to slay men in sin.”


Netanyahu opposes easing of Iran deal; U.S., S. Korea, Japan in war games vs. N. Korea (Second Coming Watch #862)

1. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday that the world cannot allow Iran to develop a nuclear weapon.

2. North Korea threatened on Sunday to sink a U.S. aircraft carrier to demonstrate its military prowess as two Japanese Navy ships joined a U.S. strike group for exercises in the Philippine Sea.

3. Top U.S. military officials said on Monday that the United States must confront Russia for providing weapons to the Taliban for use against American-backed forces in Afghanistan.

4. Following recent sightings of Russian bombers off the Alaskan coast, U.S. defence officials indicated that both nations are toeing the line between routine military posturing and escalating provocation.

5. The US military is considering shooting down North Korean missile tests as a show of strength to Pyongyang.

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 30:18-22.

Our second coming quote for today is from William Barclay. He said, “Jesus’ second coming is the final and unanswerable proof that God cares.”

Breaking Prophecy News; The Winepress of the Wrath of God, Part 8 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #620)

PROPHECY HEADLINES: Obama: U.S. can expect ISIS to continue to be a threat | N. Korean missile lands in Japanese waters | Islamist coalition breaks Syrian siege of Aleppo

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Part 8)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

— The Grapes of Wrath, Continued…

The “wine press of the wrath of God” symbolizes the severity of this judgment. Its location is “without [outside] the city,” indicating that the last great conflict will be near, but not in, Jerusalem. In Revelation 16:16, John will locate the final battle at Armageddon, some fifty miles northwest of Jerusalem.

The Old Testament prophets also predicted the final battle in the Valley of Jehoshaphat, which is adjacent to Jerusalem and the Kidron Valley. The combined biblical picture of the final conflict portrays a massive invasion of Israel by the forces of the Antichrist. The invading army will overrun the nation from the north and the south all the way to the outskirts of Jerusalem.

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 11) 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:

When, how, where, in what manner, all these things shall be — we cannot say particularly! Enough for us to know that they shall be. The Lord Jesus has undertaken to do them — and they shall be performed: the Lord Jesus waits for the time appointed by the Father — and then they shall all come to pass. As surely as He was born of a pure virgin, and lived on earth thirty three years as a servant — so surely He shall come with clouds in glory, and reign on the earth as a king.

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.”

ISIS bombers and gunmen attack Jakarta (Second Coming Watch Update #818)

1. The Islamic State said it was behind an attack by suicide bombers and gunmen in the heart of Jakarta on Thursday, the first time the radical group has targeted the world’s most populous Muslim nation.

2. A Palestinian jihadist group with close ties to Iran claimed on Wednesday that it has expanded out of the Gaza Strip and is now operating in the West Bank and Jerusalem.

3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter laid out broad plans on Wednesday to defeat Islamic State militants and retake the group’s key power centers in Iraq and Syria.

4. A strong earthquake struck just off the coast of northern Japan on Thursday. No tsunami warning was issued.

5. Five people were killed and 39 wounded on Thursday in a car bomb attack by Kurdish militants on a police station and adjacent housing for officers in southeastern Turkey.

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 28:14-29 which reads in part: “Give ye ear, and hear my voice; hearken, and hear my speech. Doth the plowman plow all day to sow? doth he open and break the clods of his ground? When he hath made plain the face thereof, doth he not cast abroad the fitches, and scatter the cummin, and cast in the principal wheat and the appointed barley and the rye in their place? For his God doth instruct him to discretion, and doth teach him.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Tim Keller. He said: “Christ’s liberating rule is not fully here. All his disciples are to pray for it to come, and at the end of time we will receive it in completion. But finally the day comes when the city of God will descend. It contains the throne of God – the seat of the kingdom – from which the renewal of all things proceeds. This is the ecstatic enthronement depicted in Psalms 96-98. When God returns to rule, even the rivers will clap their hands and the mountains will sing for joy that their liberator has finally come. The freedom and joy of the kingdom of heaven will come to earth.”

ISIS leader urges Saudi uprising, threatens attack on Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #811)

1. In an audio recording released on Saturday, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the secretive leader of the Islamic State, called for an uprising in Saudi Arabia and pledged to attack Israel.

2. A magnitude-6.2 earthquake centered in an area of Afghanistan that has been hit by several temblors since October left at least four people dead and more than 100 injured, most of them in neighboring Pakistan.

3. Japan’s coastguard said on Saturday that a Chinese coastguard vessel with what appeared to be gun turrets entered territorial waters claimed by Japan in the East China Sea.

4. Syrian media outlets reported on Saturday that Israeli warplanes hit Hezbollah targets in Syria in a series of at least seven airstrikes.

5. Overnight fighting between Yemen’s Shiite rebels and pro-government forces in the southwestern Taiz province has killed 31 people, including eight civilians.

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 26 which reads in part: “Lord, in trouble have they visited thee, they poured out a prayer when thy chastening was upon them. Like as a woman with child, that draweth near the time of her delivery, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O Lord. We have been with child, we have been in pain, we have as it were brought forth wind; we have not wrought any deliverance in the earth; neither have the inhabitants of the world fallen.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Ray Pritchard. He said: “There awaits in the future an event more marvelous, more startling, more amazing, and more blessed than anything that has happened in the last 2,000 years. I speak of the literal, visible, bodily return of Christ to the earth. No event may seem less likely to modern men and women; no event is more certain in the light of inspired Scripture.”

ISIS carries out deadliest attacks in France since WWII (Second Coming Watch Update #783)

1. French President Francois Hollande vowed to attack the Islamic State group without mercy as the jihadist group admitted responsibility on Saturday for orchestrating the deadliest attacks inflicted on France since World War II.

2. Kurdish forces liberated the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar from ISIS on Friday after just a two-day offensive, reversing the terror group’s takeover of a community where thousands were massacred and tens of thousands were forced to flee 15 months ago.

3. A magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Saturday off the coast of southwest Japan, triggering a small tsunami.

4. Two U.S. B-52 strategic bombers flew near artificial Chinese islands in the South China Sea this week and were contacted by Chinese ground controllers but continued their mission undeterred.

5. Former British prime minister Tony Blair launched a new campaign for a peace agreement between Israel and Palestinians in Jerusalem on Friday.

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 2-4 which reads in part: “And it shall come to pass in the last days, that the mountain of the Lord’s house shall be established in the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow unto it…”

Our second coming quote for today is from Lee Roberson. He said, “Jesus said, ‘I will come again.’ If He does not come, then we must agree that all Jesus said and did was false, and that His entire ministry and sacrifice on the cross were nothing…”