This is Daniel Whyte III with the Second Coming Watch Update. This is update #955. 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 TURMOIL IN THE MIDDLE EAST — According to the Jerusalem Post, Iran has deepened a key breach of its 2015 nuclear deal, enriching uranium with a larger number of advanced centrifuge machines in an underground plant as it faces off with the new US administration on salvaging the accord. Tehran has recently accelerated its breaches of the deal, raising pressure on US President Joe Biden as both sides say they are willing to come back into compliance with the badly eroded agreement if the other side moves first. The accord says Iran can refine uranium only at its main enrichment site – an underground plant at Natanz [NAY-TANZ] – with first-generation IR-1 centrifuges. Last year Iran began enriching there with a cascade, or cluster, of much more efficient IR-2m machines and in December said it would install three more. The IAEA later confirmed that the Islamic Republic had started enriching with the second cascade.
Second, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to American Military News, On Jan. 23, Chinese bombers and fighter jets simulated an attack on the USS Theodore Roosevelt aircraft carrier as the Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group entered the contested South China Sea. Eight Chinese H-6K bombers and four J-16 fighter jets appeared to practice an attack on the aircraft carrier. U.S. Indo-Pacific Command spokesperson Capt. Mike Kafka later confirmed the reported attack in a statement to Business Insider. Kafka said, “The Theodore Roosevelt Carrier Strike Group closely monitored all People’s Liberation Army Navy and Air Force activity, and at no time did they pose a threat to US Navy ships, aircraft, or Sailors. The PLA activities highlighted here, are the latest in a string of aggressive and destabilizing actions.”
Third, today, under the Sign category of HOSTILITY TOWARD ISRAEL — According to the Jerusalem Post, A terror organization called Jaish-ul-Hind [JAYSH-UL-HIND], believed to be affiliated with Iran, has taken responsibility for Friday’s attack near the Israeli embassy in New Delhi. Israel’s Foreign Ministry confirmed an explosion occurred near the embassy. There were no casualties in the incident, and no damage was caused to the embassy building. An Israeli intelligence official later said that the attack was undoubtedly meant to hurt Israelis. “The terrorist attack was meant for us, there’s no question about it.” He added that there’s a strong link connecting Iran to the attack, explaining that it was probably carried out as revenge for the “deaths of Iranian martyrs.” A one-and-a-half-page-long letter was found at the scene promised Israel that this is just the ‘beginning.’
Fourth, today, under the Sign category of RE-ESTABLISHMENT OF ISRAEL — According to the Jerusalem Post, A Moroccan delegation is expected to visit Israel by the end of February, and an Israeli one to visit the North-African kingdom – as long as coronavirus infection rates in Israel do not rise. The decision was reached during a conversation between National Security Advisor Meir Ben-Shabbat [MEH-EAR BEN-SHAH-BAHT] and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita [NAS-SER BOR-REE-TAH]. Ben-Shabbat [BEN-SHAH-BAHT], born to Moroccan-Jewish immigrants, will lead the Israeli delegation. The two officials agreed to create several work groups to discuss mutual cooperation concerning water, energy, investments and tourism. Due to the novel coronavirus pandemic, the groups will hold discussions using online means for now. The great potential of these and other relations were called “region-changing cooperation.”
Fifth, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMOURS OF WARS — According to SpaceWar.com, Any attempt to contain China is “mission impossible”, the country’s defence ministry warned the US on Thursday, as the Biden administration works to shore up its Asian alliances against Beijing. Military tensions between the two superpowers worsened under former US President Donald Trump, who adopted an aggressive stance on regional flashpoints such as Taiwan and the South China Sea. China at the same time poured billions into revamping its military, in line with President Xi Jinping’s [SHEE JEEN-PEENG] ambitions to transform the People’s Liberation Army into a fully modernised, “world-class” fighting force by 2050. China’s defence ministry spokesman Wu Qian [WOO CHEE-AHN] warned, “The facts show that to contain China is mission impossible, and will only end up in shooting yourself in the foot,” and urged the US to adopt a “non-confrontational, mutually respectful, win-win mentality.”
The prophetic passage of Scripture that we are looking at today is Ezekiel 37:26-28 which reads: “Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them; it shall be an everlasting covenant with them: and I will place them, and multiply them, and will set my sanctuary in the midst of them for evermore. My tabernacle also shall be with them: yea, I will be their God, and they shall be my people. And the heathen shall know that I the Lord do sanctify Israel, when my sanctuary shall be in the midst of them for evermore.”
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.
As proof of the new relationship between God and Israel, verses 26-28 announce the building of the millennial temple and the return of the divine presence to Israel. Both Hebrew terms for the sanctuary are used in verses 26-28: “and I will set My sanctuary [Hebrew, miqdash (mik-dash)] in their midst forever. My dwelling place [Hebrew, mish-kan] also will be with them; and I will be their God, and they will be My people. And the nations will know that I am the Lord who sanctifies Israel, when My sanctuary [Hebrew, miqdash (mik-dash)] is in their midst forever.”
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 John Wesley. He said, “The Spirit in the heart of the true believer says with earnest desire, Come, Lord Jesus.”
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.