LISTEN: Ash Carter: ‘Boots on the ground’ necessary to the defeat of ISIS (Second Coming Watch Update #823 with Daniel Whyte III)

Let’s take a quick look at today’s prophecy­-related headlines which point towards the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the world as we know it.

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

1. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday that the U.S.­-led coalition will put boots on the ground in its fight against Islamic State terrorists in Syria and Iraq.

2. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry met with Gulf Arab officials on Saturday to ease their concerns about warming U.S.­Iranian ties and seek consensus on which Syrian opposition groups should be represented at upcoming peace talks.

3. U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Friday that the United States is not looking for conflict with China but the steps China is taking in the South China Sea are self­isolating and prompting other countries to seek help from Washington.

4. The Israel Defense Forces on Wednesday announced the conclusion of a major two­week drill on the northern border, which for the first time simulated concurrent wars on the Lebanese and Syrian fronts.

5. Senior Saudi and Iranian figures clashed behind closed doors at a private meeting convened by the World Economic Forum in Davos this week to try to promote peace in Syria.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 33:1­6.

Our second coming quote for today is from St. Augustine. He said: “If you wish to receive mercy, be merciful before he comes; forgive whatever has been done against you; give of your abundance. Of whose possessions do you give, if not from his? If you were to give of your own, it would be largess; but since you give of his, it is restitution. For what do you have, that you have not received? These are the sacrifices most pleasing to God: mercy, humility, praise, peace, charity. Such as these, then, let us bring and, free from fear, we shall await the coming of the judge who will judge the world in equity and the peoples in his truth.”

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in over twenty-five foreign countries. He is the author of over forty books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts/podcasts, which include: The Prayer Motivator Devotional, The Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report, the Second Coming Watch Update and the Soul-Winning Motivator, among others. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, a Master’s degree in Religion, a Master of Divinity degree, and a Master of Theology degree from Liberty University School of Divinity. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for over twenty-seven years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.