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.

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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.”

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.

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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.

N. Korea said to be planning ‘terror’ attacks against South (Second Coming Watch Update #838)

1. A top Seoul official said on Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un recently ordered preparations for launching “terror” attacks on South Koreans, as worries about the North grow after its recent nuclear test and rocket launch.

2. Despite the growing threat from the self-proclaimed Islamic State in Libya, the Obama administration has turned down a U.S. military plan for an assault on ISIS’ regional hub there.

3. British Prime Minister David Cameron traveled to Brussels on Thursday in search of concessions from other European leaders that might help him win a referendum on the United Kingdom’s continued membership in the 28-nation European Union.

4. Turkey says its warplanes have bombed Kurdish positions across the border in northern Iraq, following a deadly bomb attack in the Turkish capital.

5. Iraq is searching for “highly dangerous” radioactive material stolen last year.

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 62:6-7 which reads: “I have set watchmen upon thy walls, O Jerusalem, which shall never hold their peace day nor night: ye that make mention of the Lord, keep not silence, And give him no rest, till he establish, and till he make Jerusalem a praise in the earth.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Charles Ryrie. He said, “For the believer, the knowledge of prophecy provides joy in the midst of affliction; cleanses and encourages holy living; is profitable, like all Scripture, for a number of important needs in the Christian’s life; gives facts about life after death; gives truth about the end of history; gives proof of the reliability of all Scripture, for the number of prophecies that have come to pass precisely as predicted cannot be accounted for by chance but only by God; draws our hearts out in worship to the God who is in complete control and who will accomplish His will in history. To slight prophecy is to miss these benefits.”

Assad aims to recapture Aleppo, secure border with Turkey (Second Coming Watch Update #834)

1. A top adviser to President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday that Damascus aims to secure Syria’s border with Turkey and recapture the city of Aleppo with its latest military offensive.

2. An Iranian official on Monday rejected reports that Tehran has ceased funding the Palestinian terror group Hamas, and stressed that supporting the fight against Israel remains a “principled policy.”

3. In an admission with international security implications, America’s top intelligence official on Tuesday confirmed that the Islamic State has successfully produced and deployed chemical agents in Iraq and Syria.

4. Moscow on Wednesday warned that Washington’s deployment of a US missile defence system to South Korea could spark an arms race in the region.

5. In open defiance of recent U.S. sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, Iranian Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan told the media that Tehran will soon be rolling out an upgrade of its nuclear-capable medium-range Emad missiles.

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 56:1-8.

Our second coming quote for today is from Alan Redpath. He said, “The immense step from the Babe at Bethlehem to the living, reigning triumphant Lord Jesus, returning to earth for His own people — that is the glorious truth proclaimed throughout Scripture. May we also be alert for the final trumpet that will announce His return, when we shall always be with Him.”

U.S., Turkey to begin ‘comprehensive’ operation against ISIS in Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #708)

1. Turkey’s foreign minister announces on Monday that Turkey and the United States will soon launch “comprehensive” air operations to flush Islamic State fighters from a zone in northern Syria bordering Turkey.

2. North and South Korea have steered military tensions away from the threat of imminent confrontation, announcing an agreement over a series of recent flashpoints.

3. U.S. Marines accompanied by tanks, artillery, and light-armored reconnaissance vehicles have arrived in Bulgaria, as part of a plan to train with allies to improve weapons skills and anti-armor tactics.

4. New NASA satellite imagery shows that California is sinking even faster than scientists had thought.

5. Air Force Secretary Deborah James said on Monday that the United States will deploy F-22 fighter jets to Europe very soon as part of a broader effort to support eastern European members of the NATO alliance unnerved by Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

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 2 Kings 22:16-20.

Our second coming quote for today is from Harry Heintz: He said, “During his 1960 presidential campaign, John F. Kennedy often closed his speeches with the story of Colonel Davenport, the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives: On May 19th, 1780 the sky of Hartford darkened ominously, and some of the representatives, glancing out the windows, feared the end was at hand. Quelling a clamor for immediate adjournment, Davenport rose and said, ‘The Day of Judgment is either approaching or it is not. If it is not, there is no cause for adjournment. If it is, I choose to be found doing my duty. Therefore, I wish that candles be brought.’ Rather than fearing what is to come, we are to be faithful till Christ returns. Instead of fearing the dark, we’re to be lights as we watch and wait.”

Gatestone Institute: Iran nuclear deal creates conditions for major Mideast war (Second Coming Watch Update #707)

1. The content of the Iran nuclear agreement creates the perfect conditions for a major war in the Middle East — one that could spread and start a major regional conflict.

2. Iran’s supreme leader claimed on Saturday that Islamic nations were being manipulated into internal strife by the world’s “bullies” and urged Islamic unity in the face of what he identified as its two greatest enemies: the US and Israel.

3. The South Korean President demanded on Monday that North Korea apologize over recent landmine blasts, even as the bitter rivals held marathon talks to defuse tensions that have brought the peninsula back to the brink of armed conflict.

4. Israeli security officials expressed concern on Saturday that a new long-range missile unveiled by Iran could be provided to Hezbollah in Lebanon.

5. Britain’s foreign minister said on Monday that international sanctions on Iran could start to be lifted as early as spring next year as Tehran and the West rebuild their ties and potentially open up billions of dollars of trade deals.

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 2 Kings 21:10-13.

Our second coming quote for today is this: Someone once said, “Believers should not worry about when Christ is coming, but should encourage one another because they are certain He is coming.”