PODCAST: Netanyahu Suggests Microchipping Children (Second Coming Watch Update #918 with Daniel Whyte III)

This is Daniel Whyte III with the Second Coming Watch Update. This is update #918. 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 THE MARK OF THE BEAST — According to The Jerusalem Post, While speaking at a press conference, Netanyahu suggested the Health Ministry use new technology to help Israel adjust to its new routine as the state is lifting the coronavirus lockdown. He said, “That is, technology that has not been used before and is allowed under the legislation we shall enact. I spoke with our heads of technology in order to find measures Israel is good at, such as sensors. For instance, every person, every kid – I want it on kids first – would have a sensor that would sound an alarm when you get too close, like the ones on cars.” Cyber resilience expert Einat [EE-NAHT] Meron said “microchipping children will not pass any test – both practically and legally.”

Second, today, under the Sign category of THE RISE OF GOG AND MAGOG — According to The Associated Press, Russia’s U.N. ambassador said Tuesday that Moscow will oppose any attempts by the United States to extend the arms embargo on Iran and reimpose U.N. sanctions against the Islamic Republic. The ambassador’s comments at a video news conference made clear that the Trump administration will have a tough time advancing any measures to impose further punishment on Iran in the U.N. Security Council, where Russia has veto power. The United States circulated a draft U.N. resolution that would indefinitely extend the U.N. arms embargo on Iran, which expires in October, to a small number of council members in late April. Russia has made no secret of its desire to resume conventional weapons sales to Tehran.

Third, today, under the Sign category of HOSTILITY TOWARD ISRAEL — According to Reuters, Jews in the United States suffered the largest number of anti-Semitic incidents last year since the Anti-Defamation League began collecting records 40 years ago. The 2,107 anti-Semitic incidents recorded in 2019 in the United States included deadly attacks by gunmen at a California Synagogue and a New Jersey kosher grocery store, and a fatal stabbing at a rabbi’s home in New York. It marked a 12% rise from 1,879 incidents in 2018. Previously, the highest number was recorded in 1994, when the ADL reported multiple unsolved arsons, cross burnings and a drive-by shooting.

Fourth, today, under the Sign category of PESTILENCES & FATAL EPIDEMIC DISEASES — According to The Jerusalem Post, An 11th man tested positive last week for a rat strain of hepatitis E, since it was discovered in 2018 that rats are able to infect humans, but doctors have yet to discover how. According to CNN, the outbreak began in Hong Kong when a 56-year-old man had post-transplant “abnormal liver functions with no obvious cause.” Hepatitis E attacks the liver and causes a fever, jaundice and makes the vital organ increase in size. Although he displayed such symptoms, the human strain of the illness was not found in his system. That is when researchers re-developed a broader test which came back with results showing that he has the rat strain of hepatitis E.

Fifth, today, under the Sign category of TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST — According to The Jerusalem Post, The Iranian parliament approved a bill on Tuesday including a list of measures against the State of Israel, including the establishment of an Iranian consulate or embassy in Jerusalem to ‘Palestine’, boycott measures and bans on contact and agreements between Iran and Israel. The bill, featuring 14 articles, passed with 43 votes in favor and no votes against, according to the Iranian IRNA news agency. The bill bans the use of Israeli flags, symbols or signs for “propaganda purposes in favor of the regime”; direct and indirect financial assistance from Iranian nationals to the State of Israel is prohibited. The bill emphasized that the “historical and integrated land of Palestine belongs to the original Palestinian peoples, including Muslims, Christians and Jews,” adding that the Iranian government is obliged to treat Jerusalem as the “permanent capital of Palestine.”

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The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Ezekiel 33. Ezekiel 33:1-3 reads: “Again the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Son of man, speak to the children of thy people, and say unto them, When I bring the sword upon a land, if the people of the land take a man of their coasts, and set him for their watchman: If when he seeth the sword come upon the land, he blow the trumpet, and warn the people;”

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.

Ezekiel had first been appointed by God as a “watchman” to warn the rebellious house of Israel of the certainty of coming judgment. Now the prophet is reminded of his watchman role, which requires personal accountability from each person who hears the warning if deliverance is to be realized. The action required of each Israelite was repentance. In verse 21 the announcement of the conquest of Jerusalem was received by the prophet “in the twelfth year of [the] exile, on the fifth of the teth month”, some six months after the city’s fall to the Babylonians. This announcement marked a turning point in the prophetic career of Ezekiel, removing his prior condition of speechlessness and inaugurating his new message of consolation regarding Israel’s restoration.

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 William Freel. He said, “As Christians, we should not be exitists, looking for our going, but adventists, looking for his coming.”

Let’s Pray

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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.