This is Daniel Whyte III with the Second Coming Watch Update. This is update #943. 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 WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to The Express, Tensions between India and China have already boiled over this year with a number of deadly border clashes. In June, 20 Indian soldiers were killed during hand-to-hand fighting with Chinese troops along the countries’ disputed Himalayan border. A former member of parliament for the governing BJP party, claimed Chinese troops have seized Indian territory. He said: “The border situation is critical. The Chinese troops have not only further transgressed into our areas but they have also occupied prominent positions in Finger 2 and 3 areas of Pangong Tso [PAN-GONG T-SOH], even the Hot Springs area they have not fully vacated. This is what we have come to know from locals.”
Second, today, under the Sign category of TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST — According to The Jerusalem Post, During a visit by a Hamas delegation to Cairo last week, Egypt called on the terrorist group to maintain the ceasefire reached with Israel in August until after the US elections on Tuesday. While the Hamas delegation wanted Egypt to pressure Israel into implementing the understandings of the ceasefire, sources from Hamas said that Egypt’s responses to the terrorist group’s demands were “lackluster.” The Hamas delegation was informed that Israel had told Egypt that some of the requests, such as supplying natural gas to the Strip, would take years. The report added that the Egyptians stressed to Hamas that an escalation should not be pursued currently, insinuating to Hamas that Israel may consider returning to targeted assassinations against terrorist leaders if an escalation occurs.
Third, today, under the Sign category of INCREASED VIOLENCE AS IN THE DAYS OF NOAH — According to Voice of America News, Britain’s Home secretary announced Tuesday the nation was raising its terrorism threat level from ‘substantial’ to ‘severe’ following recent terrorist activity in France and Austria. According to Britain’s MI5 domestic intelligence agency, the severe alert means a terrorist attack is highly likely. It is the fourth highest of the nation’s five threat levels. Speaking to reporters in London, Home Secretary Priti Patel said MI5’s Joint Terror Analysis Center raised the level following a recent knife attack by a radicalized refugee in Nice [NEECE], France and the shooting of four people in Vienna late Monday by an armed man identified as a convicted jihadist.
Fourth, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to ABC News, Turkey has extended research activities of its Oruc Reis [OR-RUCH REEZ] seismic research vessel in the disputed waters of the eastern Mediterranean until Nov. 14. The move is likely to re-ignite regional tensions after the 7.0 magnitude earthquake that hit Turkey and Greece last week, which was expected to lead to a period of earthquake diplomacy, as happened in 1999. The Greek Foreign Ministry condemned the Turkish move. It said in a press release: “This action creates further tension in a vulnerable region in which attention is now focused on the provision of assistance and on expressions of support and solidarity.” Geopolitical expert Evangelos D. Kokkinos [EH-VAANG-ELL-AWS KOK-EE-NOHS] thinks that Turkey is already causing serious problems for most of its neighbors, but since both Greece and Turkey are NATO member countries, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s strategy is to provoke Athens into starting a military conflict, so that NATO supports Turkey. He said, “This is why the tension will remain in what seems like the Mediterranean Cold War.”
Fifth, today, under the Sign category of ARAB HOSTILITY TOWARD ISRAEL — According to the Jerusalem Post, Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Khamenei slammed the US and Israel on Tuesday, saying Zionism is a “main enemy of Islam,” and other “arrogant powers” are enemies of Islam. In an apparent attempt to blame Israel for recent terrorist attacks in Europe, he said: “The last manifestation of their enmity was the Paris incident. It is not just about one caricaturist committing a wrongdoing. Arrogant powers and Zionism support this. That’s why they speak in defense of such acts.” Khamenei said there were “insults to the prophet,” without specifying what they were.
The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Ezekiel 36:33-38.
Ezekiel 36:37-38 reads: “Thus saith the Lord God; I will yet for this be enquired of by the house of Israel, to do it for them; I will increase them with men like a flock. As the holy flock, as the flock of Jerusalem in her solemn feasts; so shall the waste cities be filled with flocks of men: and they shall know that I am the Lord.”
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.
Now that the Lord’s honor has been fully vindicated among the nations, He will turn again to His people to receive honor from granting their requests. The purpose behind all the Lord’s actions (that is, the vindication of His name) will find its proper fulfillment in the establishment of the house of Israel. The theocratic rule will be consummated by the sovereign intervention of the Lord, and the recognition of His sovereignty will be universal. The reflexive nuance of the Niphal, “I will be inquired of,” implied that the Lord will respond to Israel’s requests.
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 J. J. Bonar. He said, “Bless God that there is in us resurrection life, and that there awaits us a resurrection morn!”
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.