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.”

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Israel faces ‘new kind of terrorism’ as Palestinian violence continues (Second Coming Watch Update #810)

1. Young Palestinians with kitchen knives are waging a ceaseless campaign of near-suicidal violence that Israeli leaders are calling “a new kind of terrorism.”

2. Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Friday that the country’s armed forces will move to retake the major northern city of Mosul from the Islamic State once they capture the western city of Ramadi.

3. With the number of ISIS fighters growing in regional neighbor Afghanistan, Russian President Vladimir Putin is turning to an old enemy — the Taliban — to share intelligence.

4. Russia said on Friday that trucks loaded with oil continue to cross from Syria into Turkey but in lesser numbers thanks to its bombing campaign against Islamic State jihadists.

5. Explosions and gunfire resounded around the southeastern Turkish town of Cizre on Friday after a clash overnight that the army said left six Kurdish militants and one soldier dead as a security operation there entered its 11th day.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 26 which reads in part: “Lord, when thy hand is lifted up, they will not see: but they shall see, and be ashamed for their envy at the people; yea, the fire of thine enemies shall devour them. Lord, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us. O Lord our God, other lords beside thee have had dominion over us: but by thee only will we make mention of thy name. They are dead, they shall not live; they are deceased, they shall not rise: therefore hast thou visited and destroyed them, and made all their memory to perish. Thou hast increased the nation, O Lord, thou hast increased the nation: thou art glorified: thou hadst removed it far unto all the ends of the earth.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Adrian Rogers. He said: “Many people ask why Jesus hasn’t come yet. I believe it is the mercy of God that holds Him back (see 2 Peter 3:9). Even now the raging waters of God’s wrath are furiously pounding against the dam of His mercy. And one of these days, that dam of God’s mercy will give way to God’s judgment and the day of the Lord will come.”

Netanyahu at UN: Iran deal is marriage of Islamic extremism and nuclear weapons (Second Coming Watch Update #746)

1. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Thursday, slamming the world body for its indifference to Iranian threats to wipe Israel off the map and for encouraging Palestinian rejectionism.

2. Russian officials vehemently defended the country’s airstrikes in Syria on Thursday as blows to Islamic State militants even as evidence mounted suggesting that U.S.-backed rebels and others were facing the brunt of Moscow’s attacks.

3. After the stinging blow of losing the city of Kunduz to the Taliban, the Afghan government says it has now reclaimed most of the provincial capital in a big operation backed by U.S. airstrikes.

4. As Russia began bombing neighboring Syria, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi says he would welcome the extension of Russian airstrikes to Iraq, a move that could potentially diminish the U.S. role in battling Islamic State militants in the country.

5. Representatives of the Middle East Quartet signaled on Wednesday evening that they would step up their efforts to facilitate a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict after a day in which discussion of the longstanding dispute took center stage at the United Nations.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 45:6-8 which reads: “Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a right sceptre. Thou lovest righteousness, and hatest wickedness: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. All thy garments smell of myrrh, and aloes, and cassia, out of the ivory palaces, whereby they have made thee glad.”

Our second coming quote for today is from C.H. Spurgeon. He said, “Oh, that the Lord would come! He is coming! He is on the road and travelling quickly. The sound of his approach should be as music to our hearts!”

Putin, Obama clash over what to do about Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #742)

1. Russian president, Vladimir Putin, and US president, Barack Obama, clashed on Monday over their competing visions for Syria, with Obama urging a political transition to replace the Syrian president but Putin warning it would be a mistake to abandon the current government.

2. According to the Washington Post, Taliban insurgents seized control of key facilities across a major city in northern Afghanistan on Monday, driving back stunned security forces in a multi-pronged attack that also sent Afghan officials and U.N. personnel fleeing.

3. The Israeli military struck two targets belonging to the Syrian military on Sunday night in response to earlier projectile fallout from the embattled country exploding in Israeli territory in the northern Golan Heights.

4. Iraq says it has reached a deal to share intelligence with Russia, Iran and Syria in the fight against ISIS militants.

5. A powerful earthquake off the eastern coast of Indonesia injured dozens of people and sent startled residents scurrying out of their homes in the middle of the night.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Psalm 34:20 which reads: “He keepeth all his bones: not one of them is broken.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Samuel Rutherford. He said, “Oh, that Christ would make long strides! Oh, that he would fold up the heavens as a cloak, and shovel time and days out of the way!”

U.S. increasing drills in Asia-Pacific to counter China (Second Coming Watch Update #710)

1. The United States plans to increase the number of military and humanitarian drills it conducts in the Asia-Pacific as part of a new strategy to counter China’s rapid expansion in the South China Sea.

2. Nearly 200 retired U.S. generals, admirals and former political officials have come out strongly against the Iran nuclear accord, and have called upon Congress to sink the agreement on the grounds that it will “enable Iran to become far more dangerous.”

3. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi on Wednesday called for a coalition to combat terrorism in the Middle East.

4. The Taliban seized a district headquarters in Afghanistan’s Helmand province on Monday despite U.S. air strikes to repel them, and two NATO soldiers were shot dead by uniformed men on an army base in the area, a stronghold for militants and opium.

5. Jerusalem has seen a sharp increase in violent security incidents, with 580 such incidents against civilians or security forces recorded over the past two months.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 1 Chronicles 21:9-13.

Our second coming quote for today is from Charles Spurgeon: He said, “Apart from the second advent of our Lord, the world is more likely to sink into a pandemonium than to rise into a millennium.”

Over 250 wildfires burning across U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #706)

1. This summer’s wildfire season in the United States is now exceptional for its high number of big fires. In all, 259 wildfires are burning in 17 states, mostly in the West and Southwest.

2. Talks between North Korea and South Korea on how to lower tensions continued into the early hours of Monday, as Kim Jong Un stepped up the mobilization of his forces.

3. Iran’s foreign minister said on Sunday that it was too early to talk of reopening the U.S. Embassy in Tehran, as Britain restored its diplomatic mission four years after protesters ransacked the British ambassador’s residence.

4. Pakistan said militants firing from Afghan territory killed four of its soldiers along the border on Sunday, as tensions continued to rise between the neighbours.

5. U.S. defense officials say Russia is nearing deployment of a new missile capable of targeting all of Europe with nuclear or conventional warheads.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 2 Kings 20:16-17 which reads: “And Isaiah said unto Hezekiah, Hear the word of the Lord. Behold, the days come, that all that is in thine house, and that which thy fathers have laid up in store unto this day, shall be carried into Babylon: nothing shall be left, saith the Lord.”

Our second coming quote for today is from C.S. Lewis. He said: “The idea which shuts out the Second Coming from our minds — the idea of the world slowly ripening to perfection — is a myth, not a generalization from experience.”

Attacks in Kabul are deadliest in years, leaving 50 dead and hundreds wounded (Second Coming Watch Update #692)

1. A wave of attacks on the Afghan army and police and U.S. special forces in Kabul have killed at least 50 people and wounded hundreds, dimming hopes that the Taliban might be weakened by a leadership struggle after their longtime leader’s death.

2. A powerful typhoon has brought chaos to parts of south-eastern China, with thousands evacuated and millions of homes left without power.

3. In his latest attempt to sell the public on the merits of the Iran nuclear agreement, President Barack Obama told an American news magazine earlier this week that he was not naive about the threats against Israel made by Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the Islamic Republic’s supreme leader.

4. Twenty-nine of the nation’s top scientists — including Nobel laureates, veteran makers of nuclear arms and former White House science advisers — wrote to President Obama on Saturday to praise the Iran deal, calling it innovative and stringent.

5. Former Israeli Consul General in Los Angeles, Jacob Dayan, said on Thursday that “Arab states are seeing the power Israel has in Washington.” He said, “There is no doubt that damage has been caused by the Obama-Netanyahu relationship, but all the countries looking on from the side are watching the prime minister wage a fight as an equal versus President Obama on his home court.”

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is 2 Kings 5:10 which reads: “And Elisha sent a messenger unto him, saying, Go and wash in Jordan seven times, and thy flesh shall come again to thee, and thou shalt be clean.”

Our second coming quote for today is from Samuel Rutherford. He said: “Oh, that Christ would make long strides! Oh, that he would fold up the heavens as a cloak, and shovel time and days out of the way!”