PODCAST: Israel Set to Enter Another Lockdown (Second Coming Watch Update #914 with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III with the Second Coming Watch Update. This is update #914. 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.

First, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to Ynet News, Thousands of police officers and IDF soldiers have been deployed across the country as Israel is set to enter another nationwide lockdown for the end of the Passover holiday in order to combat the spread of coronavirus. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday evening the lockdown will begin at 5pm Tuesday and last until Thursday at 5am, covering the end of Passover on Wednesday but not the mimouna [MI-MO-NA] celebrations traditionally held by Jews of North African origin after the final day of the holiday.

Second, today, under the Sign category of EARTHQUAKES IN DIVERS PLACES — According to Breaking Israel News, The earth seems to be waking up as seismic activity is being reported around the globe. Last month, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake shook Idaho, generating a multitude of avalanches. According to the U.S. Geological Survey website, there have been 238 earthquakes in Idaho in the last week. Two weeks before, Salt Lake City, Utah, was hit by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake. Since then, there have been 886 smaller earthquakes and aftershocks in the Salt Lake area. Yellowstone also experienced 111 earthquakes in March. The Yellowstone Volcano Observatory released its monthly report on Wednesday, declaring its current alert level “normal” and its aviation color code “green.” This green light was issued despite a large section of the Yellowstone caldera called the Norris Geyser Basin, the hottest, oldest, and most dynamic of Yellowstone’s thermal areas, being discovered as pulsating, inflating and deflating by several inches in erratic bursts. In 2013, the Norris basin rose 5.9 inches for two consecutive years, rising an astonishing five inches in the last 20 years.

Third, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to Israel National News, The Associated Press reports a group of 11 Iranian naval vessels made ‘dangerous and harassing’ maneuvers near U.S. ships in the Persian Gulf near Kuwait yesterday, in one case passing within ten meters of a Coast Guard cutter. In a statement, the U.S. Navy’s Bahrain-based 5th Fleet said Revolutionary Guard vessels repeatedly crossed the bows and sterns of several American ships at close range and high speed. The statement said the “dangerous and provocative actions increased the risk of miscalculation and collision … and were not in accordance with the obligation under international law to act with due regard for the safety of other vessels in the area.”

Fourth, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to The Jerusalem Post, The first two patients who tested positive for the novel COVID-19 have shown significant improvement after receiving a newly-developed Israeli treatment for coronavirus, with one of them even being removed from the intensive care unit within days of treatment. Israeli biopharmaceutical RedHill Biopharma administered their experimental drug, o-pa-ga-nib, in Israel for the first time last week. The first two patients treated, according to the company, have demonstrated significant improvement through clinical trial within mere days of treatment. Dr. Mark L. Levitt, Medical Director at RedHill, said, “We are very encouraged by the preliminary findings showing clinical improvement in the first COVID-19 patients treated with o-pa-ga-nib, which further supports its safety and potential benefit to patients.”

Fifth, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to SpaceWar.com, according to the South Korea’s military, North Korea fired several suspected cruise missiles towards the sea, with analysts saying Pyongyang was demonstrating the breadth of its arsenal. The ‘multiple projectiles’ fired from Munchon in the east of the country were believed to be ‘short-range cruise missiles’. The test comes a day before the South holds parliamentary elections, and at a time when the world’s attention has been largely focused on the coronavirus pandemic, which Pyongyang insists it has so far escaped.


The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Ezekiel 25:3. It reads: “And say unto the Ammonites, Hear the word of the Lord God; Thus saith the Lord God; Because thou saidst, Aha, against my sanctuary, when it was profaned; and against the land of Israel, when it was desolate; and against the house of Judah, when they went into captivity;”

Allow me to share with you some commentary on this passage from Exploring Bible Prophecy from Genesis to Revelation, by Tim LaHaye and Ed Hindson.

Once the announcement had been received that the judgment against Jerusalem had begun, the focus shifts from the sins of Judah to the surrounding nations. Ezekiel reveals that God will use the Babylonian Empire as an instrument of divine punishment not only against Israel but also against the foreign nations of Ammon, Moab, Edom, Philistia, Tyre, Sidon, and Egypt–which in times past had been adversaries of Israel and now mockingly rejoiced over Judah’s exile and Jerusalem’s fall. Therefore, the prophet pronounces divine retribution on each of these nations because of their profanation of God’s sanctuary and their failure to recognize that these judgments had demonstrated God’s holiness and power. Upon the fulfillment of these prophecies the nations will recognize that Israel’s God, called here by His covenantal name, Yahweh (“the Lord”), is the one and only God.

If the Lord tarries His Coming and we live, we will continue looking at the prophetic passages of the Bible in our next broadcast / podcast.

Our Second Coming quote for today is from Augustine. He said, “He who loves the coming of the Lord is not he who affirms it is far off, nor is it he who says it is near. It is he who, whether it be far or near, awaits it with sincere faith, stead-fast hope and fervent love.”

Let’s Pray


If you are not ready for the return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. Here is how.

First, accept the fact that you are a sinner, and that you have broken God’s law. The Bible says in Romans 3:23: “For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.”

Second, accept the fact that there is a penalty for sin. The Bible states in Romans 6:23: “For the wages of sin is death…”

Third, accept the fact that you are on the road to hell. Jesus Christ said in Matthew 10:28: “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.” Also, the Bible states in Revelation 21:8: “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.”

Now that is bad news, but here is the good news. Jesus Christ said in John 3:16: “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

Keep looking up for your redemption draweth nigh. Let us join in the prayer of John the Revelator — “Even so, come, Lord Jesus.” God bless you.