LISTEN: U.S. Army needs over 200k more troops to face global threats (Second Coming Watch Update #847 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. The U.S. Army’s chief of staff told lawmakers that the service would need another 220,000 soldiers before it could confidently handle major operations with emerging military foes around the world.

2. Ahead of a rare ruling party Congress next month, secretive North Korea is revealing details of its weapons development program for the first time, showcasing its push to develop long-range nuclear missiles despite international sanctions.

3. An earthquake with a magnitude of 6.6 struck South Asia on Sunday, shaking buildings in Pakistan, Afghanistan and India, and injuring several people in at least one Pakistani city.

4. Israel’s Counter-Terrorism Bureau released its yearly warning ahead of the upcoming holiday season in which large numbers of Israelis traveling abroad could prompt terror attacks against Israeli and Jewish targets.

5. Talks over Syria’s civil war are set to begin this week and will focus for the first time on the viability of a political transition for the war-torn country.

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Isaiah 66:7-9

Our second coming quote for today is from I.M. Haldeman. He said, “The Spirit seems to exhaust human vocabulary in the vain endeavor to proclaim [the coming of Christ]. The noblest prose and the most exalted poetry the world ever knew break like waves upon the shore and at times seem to turn into mist in utter helplessness to express the coming glory. The stars of Heaven pale, break loose from their orbits and fall, the waves of the sea roar, the floods lift up their voices, the mountains bow down at His presence, the trees of the wood clap their hands, and every voice in Heaven and earth cries out: ‘Behold, He cometh! He cometh!—the King!’ …Your ears are full of the footsteps of the coming King.”

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 including the Essence Magazine, Dallas Morning News, and national bestseller, Letters to Young Black Men. 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.

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’s Rawlings School of Divinity (formerly Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary). He is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Ministry degree.

He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica since 1987. God has blessed their union with seven children.