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.”

N. Korea threatens nuclear strike on U.S.; British troops begin deployment to Russian border (Second Coming Watch Update #857)

1. North Korea has said it would launch a nuclear strike on the U.S. if a “single bullet is fired” as U.S. forces flood the Korean Peninsula.

2. British troops began a long-term deployment to Estonia on Saturday as Germany’s intelligence chief warned that Russia had doubled its military presence on its Western border.

3. Turkey’s foreign minister has said that the anti-Islam views of politicians such as the Netherlands’ Geert Wilders are pushing Europe towards “wars of religion.”

4. The Israeli Defence Minister has threatened to destroy Syrian air defence systems after they fired ground-to-air missiles at Israeli warplanes carrying out strikes.

5. At least 100 million people, including Protestant Christians, are facing “high” or “very high” levels of persecution at the hands of the atheistic Communist Party in China.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Jeremiah 30:1-3 which reads: “The word that came to Jeremiah from the Lord, saying, Thus speaketh the Lord God of Israel, saying, Write thee all the words that I have spoken unto thee in a book. For, lo, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will bring again the captivity of my people Israel and Judah, saith the Lord: and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.”

Plus, commentary on this passage from the Popular Bible Prophecy Commentary, edited by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson.

Breaking Prophecy News; The Winepress of the Wrath of God, Part 7 (The Prophet Daniel’s Report #619)


PROPHECY HEADLINES: Israel-U.S. close in on major military aid deal | China, Russia to hold joint military exercises | Turkish citizens, police surround NATO nuclear stockpile

PROPHECY BOOTCAMP: Our topic for today is titled “The Winepress of the Wrath of God (Part 7)” from Dr. Ed Hindson’s book “Revelation: Unlocking the Future.”

— The Grapes of Wrath

A white cloud catches John’s eye next. It is the messianic cloud associated with the return of Christ. The reference to “a son of man” with a golden crown assures us this is the Christ. Here, Jesus is pictured as the Judge of the unbelieving world. He is the “Grim Reaper” at the final judgment.

The imagery of the harvest and the vintage is taken from Joel 3:13, which pictures the future judgment as a harvest. Again, these verses serve as an overview (proleptic summary) of what follows in great detail in chapters 15-19. Christ begins His descent to earth on the white cloud, sickle in hand. He is pictured as the Lord of the harvest, emphasizing that all judgment is under His sovereign dispensation.

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 10) 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:

Just as the Lord Jesus, like the nobleman, “went to receive a kingdom,” so, like the nobleman, the Lord Jesus intends one day “to return.”

The words of the angels in Acts 1 shall have a complete fulfillment: “This same Jesus who was taken up from you into Heaven, shall so come in like manner as you have seen Him go into Heaven.” As His going away was a real literal going away — so His return shall be a real literal return. As He came personally the first time with a body — so He shall come personally the second time with a body. As He came visibly to this earth and visibly went away — so when He comes the second time He shall visibly return. And then, and not until then, the complete kingdom of Christ shall begin. He left His servants as “a nobleman,” He returns to His servants as “a King.”

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.

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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 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.”

Brexit a harbinger of global order unraveling; Russia to station nukes in Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #848)


1. Britain’s historic vote to leave the European Union is already threatening to unravel a democratic bloc of nations that has coexisted peacefully together for decades. But it is also generating uncertainty about an even bigger issue: Is the post-1945 order imposed on the world by the United States and its allies unraveling, too?

2. Russia is likely to deploy advanced nuclear-capable missiles in its European exclave of Kaliningrad by 2019, casting the move as a reply to a U.S.-backed missile shield, and may one day put them in Crimea too.

3. In the early 19th century, a series of massive quakes rocked Missouri. At the time, hardly anyone lived in the region. But some experts are now predicting that the area could be in for another round of violent shaking

4. European Union nations urged Britain on Friday to quickly exit the bloc and end uncertainty about the future, as Prime Minister David Cameron said he would leave the departure negotiations to his successor.

5. The United States said will maintain its military presence in the Black Sea despite a Russian warning that a U.S. destroyer patrolling there undermined regional security.

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 66:18-24.

Our second coming quote for today is from G. Campbell Morgan. He said, “To me, the second coming is the perpetual light on the path which makes the present bearable. I never lay my head on the pillow without thinking that perhaps before the morning breaks, the final morning may have dawned.”