Hezbollah warns of ‘surprises’ for Israel; China monitors U.S. missile test (Second Coming Watch #865)


1. Hezbollah has vowed to ‘surprise Israel’ during any upcoming war, upping the war of words between the Lebanese terror group and Israel.

2. A Chinese spy ship has been sailing in international waters off the coast of Alaska for several days, having first arrived in the area shortly before the test of a US missile defense system.

3. While Russia is planning its biggest military exercise in years, its neighbor Finland is bolstering its underground emergency defenses.

4. A policy paper released this week by one of the Jewish state’s leading strategic think tanks states that Israel is anxiously observing the escalating international crisis over North Korea’s nuclear program, paying particular attention to its implications for Iranian behavior.

5. A recently released report from the Syrian Network for Human Rights has revealed that Russian airstrikes have killed just as many Syrian civilians as the Islamic State.

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 31:2-6.

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Alexander MacLaren. He said, “The apostolic church thought more about the Second Coming of Jesus Christ than about death and heaven. The early Christians were looking, not for a cleft in the ground called a grave but for a cleavage in the sky called Glory.”

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ISIS issues rare threat against Israel; China readies islands for fighter jets (Second Coming Watch Update #854)


1. ISIS shot and killed two Egyptian policemen in a new execution video released online last week. In the same video, ISIS delivered a rare direct threat to Israel, saying the Jewish state will soon ‘pay a high price.’

2. Damning new satellite images reveal that China has vastly expanded its military scope by constructing military jet hangars on a set of contested islands. Their confirmed presence in the South China Sea quashes China’s repeated claims it was never planning to militarise the region.

3. Islamic State terrorists say they have gotten their hands on a variety of US weapons and sensitive radio equipment in the Nangarhar region of Afghanistan following recent battlefield victories.

4. Iran’s foreign minister accused the United States of not honoring last year’s nuclear deal, invoking a recent reference by Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei.

5. At least 14 people have been killed in Sanaa as Saudi Arabia resumed its bombardment of the Yemeni capital on Sunday. The civilians who were working overnight shifts were killed following the disintegration of peace talks.

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 Lee Roberson. He said, “I cannot think of any person who would not be benefited by an understanding of the second coming. This is for the young as well as for the aged; for the businessman as well as for the housewife; for the wealthy as well as for the poor; for the sick as well as for the healthy. For the man who is a failure — this doctrine should spur him on. If a man is failing in his Christian activities — this truth should spur him on to do still more for the Savior.”

Israel gears up for possible truce between Assad and Syrian rebels (Second Coming Watch Update #853)


1. Israel is gearing up for the “day after” an agreement is reached in Syria between the Assad regime and rebel forces by preparing for worst-case scenarios.

2. The Islamic State terror group has called on its members and would-be members to carry out terror attacks in Russia, similar to those in France and elsewhere.

3. Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah criticized Saudi Arabia for an apparent warming of ties with Israel, accusing it of “normalizing for free, without receiving anything in return.”

4. The Zika epidemic that has spread from Brazil to the rest of Latin America is now raging in Puerto Rico — and the island’s response is in chaos.

5. A 7.7-magnitude earthquake struck the Mariana Islands in the Pacific Ocean early Saturday.

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 23:5-8.

Our second coming quote for today is from Harry Ironside. He said, “We cannot enter upon the full enjoyment of the heavenly side of that kingdom in these bodies and under present conditions. We must be transformed. Our bodies of humiliation must be made like unto the body of His glory. And when will it take place? ‘In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump.’ Just as quickly as the flash of light appears in the eye, this change will take place when our Lord returns.”

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.”

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.”

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.'”

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.”