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UN mission in Golan on brink of collapse (Second Coming Watch Update #352)

2013-06-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 12m 32s

1. According to German newspaper DW, the UN Security Council’s peacekeeping mission in the Golan Heights is up for renewal, but the escalation of the conflict in Syria has plunged it into crisis. Until recently, the area was usually calm. Now, though, the Syrian civil war is starting to spill over into the border region. Both Syrian troops and opposition fighters have repeatedly crossed into the buffer zone, and there have been several exchanges of fire with Israel.

2. According to The Associated Press, the jet stream, the river of air high above Earth that generally dictates the weather, usually rushes rapidly from west to east in a mostly straight direction. But lately it seems to be wobbling and weaving like a drunken driver, wreaking havoc as it goes.

3. According to Reuters, scientists have warned that a new and deadly strain of bird flu that emerged in China in February but seems to have petered out in recent months could reappear later this year when the warm season comes to an end -- and could spread internationally.

4. According to The Times of Israel, a survey conducted by Haifa University reveals that a majority of Israeli Arabs feel they would be justified in launching an intifada, or uprising, if their situation did not improve. Forty-eight percent of Arabs said they thought a Palestinian state would someday replace Israel, whereas only 19% held this opinion in 2003.

5. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia’s foreign minister said that his country regards the involvement of Iran and Hezbollah in Syria’s civil war as dangerous and believes the rebels must be offered military aid to defend themselves.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:13: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

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Prophecy News; The Bottomless Pit, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #290)

2013-06-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 57s

Signs of His Coming: Snowden extradition controversy strains U.S. ties with China and Russia | Anti-Semitism on the rise in Europe | After flooding, Calgary could be without power for months

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Bottomless Pit, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

+ Plus, listen to Etta James singing "Down by the Riverside"…

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Entire Mideast could become a war zone (Second Coming Watch Update #351)

2013-06-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 45s

1. According to NBC News, a major uptick in sectarian violence which has killed about 2,000 people since April 1st has sparked fears that Iraq is heading for a full-scale civil war that could draw in powerful regional rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia. There are already signs that the current conflict is starting to merge with the bitter fighting in Syria, creating a war zone from the Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf.

2. According to The Times of Israel, the Israeli military held a large-scale, surprise drill on Sunday that simulated three concurrent major terror attacks on Israeli soil, including a hostage situation. Although the exercise was planned and prepared for a year in advance, the exact date was not set and it was conducted as a surprise exercise for the participating soldiers.

3. According to Reuters, once shrouded in secrecy, Israel's David's Sling anti-missile system went on display for the first time last week at the Paris Air Show. It is designed to protect Israel from midrange missiles.

4. According to Morning Star News, six more Christians were sentenced for practicing their faith last week, while Iran's presidential election of a moderate politician was not expected to soften the regime's persecution of religious minorities. While there has been optimism that the election of Rou-ha-ni and promises of reform will bring greater freedoms for persecuted religious minorities in Iran, some analysts say little will change as long as Supreme Leader Kha-me-nei controls the country's political destiny.

5. According to Israel Today News, Lebanon is now on the brink of war, as Lebanese soldiers fought Sunni Islamist gunmen in the southern city of Sidon for a second day on Monday. The ongoing violence is fueled by sectarian rifts over the civil war in neighboring Syria.

The Bible says in James 5:9: "Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door."

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Prophecy News; The Bottomless Pit, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #289)

2013-06-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 39s

Signs of His Coming: 1,000 people dead from flooding in India; WHO calls emergency meeting to combat MERS virus; U.S. leaves 700 troops in Jordan to combat Syrian threat

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Bottomless Pit, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

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Israel completes major drill; Major flooding in India leaves 200+ dead (Second Coming Watch Update #350)

2013-06-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 55s

1. According to The Jerusalem Post, Israeli Defence Forces completed a major combined forces drill on Thursday which began at the start of the week and was aimed at testing responses of regular units and reserves to a range of fast-paced battle scenarios.

2. According to The Associated Press, rescuers on Friday found 40 bodies floating in the Ganges River near a Hindu holy city hit by heavy monsoon flooding that has killed more than 200 people and stranded tens of thousands, mostly pilgrims, in mountainous northern India.

3. According to the Associated Press, Calgary city officials said as many as 100,000 people could be forced from their homes by heavy flooding in western Canada, while mudslides forced the closure of the Trans-Canada Highway, isolating two mountain resort towns.

4. According to Reuters, an estimated 1 million people took to the streets in cities across Brazil once again as the country's biggest protests in two decades intensified despite government concessions meant to quell the demonstrations.

5. According to the Los Angeles Times, FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III testified that the controversial National Security Agency surveillance program "has been a contributing factor, one dot among many dots" for tracking terrorist plots, and he admitted for the first time that the bureau had used surveillance drones inside the U.S. Mueller said, the FBI uses drones "in a very, very minimal way and very seldom."

The Bible says in James 5:7: "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain."

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Prophecy News; The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #288)

2013-06-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 48s

Signs of His Coming: Syrian conflict could be launchpad for world war | Over 500 homes damages in Russian earthquake | President Obama proposes reductions in nuclear arsenals

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

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G8 fails to create clear path on Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #349)

2013-06-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 30s

1. According to The Guardian, Hopes that the G8 summit would set out a clear road map to end the bloody civil war in Syria have been dashed after Vladimir Putin insisted he could not back a peace conference convened on the assumption that the Syrian president, Bashar Assad, would step down.

2. According to Reuters, a Gulf source said on Monday that Saudi Arabia, a staunch opponent of President Bashar Assad since early in Syria's conflict, began supplying anti-aircraft missiles to rebels "on a small scale" about two months ago. The shoulder-fired weapons were obtained mostly from suppliers in France and Belgium.

3. According to The Times of Israel, Hamas has deployed a 600-man military force in the Gaza Strip that operates 24 hours a day in order to prevent rocket fire at Israel. Since Egypt stepped up its involvement in Gaza and began to pressure Hamas to not allow rocket fire, the Islamic organization has diligently worked to keep the peace in Gaza, even when that came at the price of confrontations with smaller Islamic groups such as the extremist Salafists.

4. According to the Associated Press, under the watchful eye of American advisers, hundreds of U.S.-trained Jordanian commandos fanned across this dusty desert plain, holding war games that could eventually form the basis of an assault in Syria. With the recent deployment of Patriot missiles near the Syrian border, and the mock Syrian accents of those playing the enemy, the message was clear: There is fear of spillover from the Syrian war in this U.S.-allied kingdom.

5. According to the Associated Press, Syria's president warned that Europe "will pay a price" if it delivers weapons to rebels fighting to topple him, saying in an interview that arming them would backfire as the "terrorists" return to their countries with extremist ideologies.

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25: "Let us not forsake the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

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Prophecy News; The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #287)

2013-06-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 4s

Signs of His Coming: Syrian rebels report suspected Israeli strike near Damascus | Netanyahu warns against 'optimism' over Iran's new president | Death toll rises in MERS virus cases

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

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U.S. drawn into proxy war in Mideast; U.S. gov't preparing for 'riots' (Second Coming Watch Update #348)

2013-06-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 12m 6s

1. According to The Associated Press, President Barack Obama's decision to begin arming Syria's rebels deepens U.S. involvement in a regional proxy war that is increasingly being fought along sectarian lines, pitting Sunni against Shiite Muslims, and threatening the stability of Syria's neighbors.

2. According to InfoWars.com, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security is purchasing hundreds of items of protective gear for its fleet of Federal Protective Service officers in order to prepare for "riot control situations," increasing concerns that the federal agency is readying for domestic unrest.

3. According to The Associated Press, just hours after Iran's presidential candidates bickered over nuclear policies during a televised debate, the country's foreign minister stepped in with a comment of his own: Nothing will change regardless of the winner.

4. According to the Jerusalem Post, Lebanese officials visiting Syria told a Lebanese newspaper that Syrian President Bashar Assad's long term plans include a continued struggle against Israel.

5. According to the Canadian Press, seismic researchers published a report this week stating that the are that stretches from the northern tip of Vancouver Island down the coast to northern California has experienced 22 major earthquakes over the last 11,000 years, and is due for another.

The Apostle Paul wrote in Titus 2:11-13: "For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."

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Prophecy News; The Physical Rule of Christ (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #286)

2013-06-17 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 45s

Signs of His Coming: White House says it will send arms to Syrian rebels | Great Britain raises alarm over drug-resistant viruses | Netanyahu says he's willing to launch talks without preconditions

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Physical Rule of Christ, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church…

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Putin condemns Iran's threats against Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #347)

2013-06-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 12m 52s

1. According to The Times of Israel, Russian President Vladimir Putin said that Iran’' nuclear program is peaceful, but that its threats against Israel are "unacceptable."

2. According to The Associated Press, a 26-page document in Arabic, recovered by The Associated Press in a building that had been occupied by al-Qaeda in Timbuktu, strongly suggests that the group now possesses SA-7 surface-to-air missiles, known to the Pentagon as the Grail, according to terrorism specialists.

3. According to The Associated Press, in Haiti, the hardship of hunger abounds amid the stone homes and teepee-like huts in the mountains along the country's southern coast as two-thirds of the population faces hunger.

4. According to Reuters, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said in a report to the UN Security Council that a spillover of violence from Syria's civil war into the Israeli Golan Heights is jeopardizing a decades old ceasefire between Israel and Syria.

5. According to Reuters, among the consequences facing U.S. President Barack Obama if he decides against arming Syria's rebels is that Arab and European states may step in more aggressively, perhaps further fracturing rebel forces.

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:8: "Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

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Will Every Jew be Saved During the Tribulation? (The Prophet Daniel's Report #309MP)

2013-06-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 14s

Signs of His Coming: Another deadly earthquake shakes northern Italy | African leaders call for a one-world government | American military official says U.S. commandos have secretly entered N. Korea

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Will Every Jew be Saved During the Tribulation?" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be aware that we are in a spiritual battle. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 15) -- Ignorance of the Spiritual Realm Continued".

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US military warns Syria of military action (Second Coming Watch Update #370MP)

2013-06-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 6s

US military warns Syria of military action. According to British newspaper, The Guardian, America's top military officer has warned Syria it could face armed intervention as international outrage grows over the massacre of women and children by tanks and artillery in Houla. General Martin Dempsey, the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, said that following the UN security council's condemnation of the slaughter - in which more than 100 people were killed, many of them children - there needed to be increased diplomatic pressure on Damascus. But he added that the US would be prepared to act militarily if it was "asked to do so".

Israel's vice-prime minister hints that Israel was behind "Flame" cyber attack on Iran. According to Haaretz, Vice Prime Minister and Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon hinted on Monday at possible Israeli involvement in the Flame virus, which was revealed to have targeted computers in Iran and the West Bank. He said in an interview with Army Radio, "Anyone who sees the Iranian threat as a significant threat - it's reasonable [to assume] that he will take various steps, including these, to harm it. Israel is blessed as being a country rich with high-tech; these tools that we take pride in open up all kinds of opportunities for us."

Israel's exploration of untapped gas in the Mediterranean place its Navy in troubled water. According to Reuters, when Israeli economists contemplate their country's untapped natural gas finds far out in the Mediterranean, they dream of energy independence and lucrative export deals. Those charged with Israel's defense, however, worry that the navy -- small and long a middling priority in budgets -- may be hard put to protect the multinational drilling platforms and rigs out at sea. A senior military planner said, "We will do our best, but without a major boost to our capabilities, our best will not be enough." Military leaders spoke on condition of anonymity indicating concern that such doubts over security might scare off investors and, perhaps, even encourage sea-borne attacks by Hezbollah, the Iranian-backed Lebanese guerrilla movement hostile to Israel and to its exploration of gas fields also claimed by Beirut.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Britain warns of 'all-out civil war' in Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #369MP)

2013-06-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 5m 50s

Britain warns of 'all-out civil war' in Syria. According to the AFP, Britain warned that failure by the two sides in Syria to implement UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan could lead to "all-out civil war and collapse" in the violence-torn country. Foreign Minister William Hague said "It is not as if the alternatives in Syria are the Annan plan or the Assad regime retaking control of the country. The alternatives are the Annan plan or ever increasing chaos in Syria and the descent closer and closer to all-out civil war and collapse."

Taiwan 'deploys anti-China missiles'. According to the AFP, Taiwan has for the first time deployed cruise missiles capable of striking key military bases along the southeast coast of the Chinese mainland. Mass production of the Taiwan-made Brave Wind missiles, which have a range of 300 miles, has been completed and the missiles have come into service. Taiwanese experts estimate that China's military, the People's Liberation Army, has more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island. Kevin Cheng, editor-in-chief of the Asia-Pacific Defense Magazine, said "To some extent, the weaponry can serve as a deterrent. In case of war in the Taiwan Strait, the missiles could be used to attack the airports and other military bases of the People's Liberation Army."

Strong earthquake strikes northern Argentina. According to Reuters, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday. The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time and was centered 72 miles east-southeast of San-ti-ago del Es-ter-o. Police in the town said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.3.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Breaking Prophecy News; God's Program for Israel (The Prophet Daniel's Report #308MP)

2013-06-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 27s

Signs of His Coming: Hezbollah and Iran implicated in plot to kill Israeli and U.S. diplomats | A powerful cyber weapon has been discovered in the Middle East | Turkey scrambles jets after Israeli aircraft enters Turkish airspace

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Program for the Nations (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 14) -- Ignorance of the Spiritual Realm Continued".

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Taiwan deploys 'anti-China' missiles (Second Coming Watch Update #369MP)

2013-06-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 5m 50s

Britain warns of 'all-out civil war' in Syria. According to the AFP, Britain warned that failure by the two sides in Syria to implement UN envoy Kofi Annan's peace plan could lead to "all-out civil war and collapse" in the violence-torn country. Foreign Minister William Hague said "It is not as if the alternatives in Syria are the Annan plan or the Assad regime retaking control of the country. The alternatives are the Annan plan or ever increasing chaos in Syria and the descent closer and closer to all-out civil war and collapse."

Taiwan 'deploys anti-China missiles'. According to the AFP, Taiwan has for the first time deployed cruise missiles capable of striking key military bases along the southeast coast of the Chinese mainland. Mass production of the Taiwan-made Brave Wind missiles, which have a range of 300 miles, has been completed and the missiles have come into service. Taiwanese experts estimate that China's military, the People's Liberation Army, has more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island. Kevin Cheng, editor-in-chief of the Asia-Pacific Defense Magazine, said "To some extent, the weaponry can serve as a deterrent. In case of war in the Taiwan Strait, the missiles could be used to attack the airports and other military bases of the People's Liberation Army."

Strong earthquake strikes northern Argentina. According to Reuters, a magnitude 6.4 earthquake struck northern Argentina early on Monday. The quake occurred at 2:07 a.m. local time and was centered 72 miles east-southeast of San-ti-ago del Es-ter-o. Police in the town said there were no immediate reports of injuries or damage from the quake, which was upgraded from an initial 6.3.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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God's Program for Israel (The Prophet Daniel's Report #308MP)

2013-06-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 27s

Signs of His Coming: Hezbollah and Iran implicated in plot to kill Israeli and U.S. diplomats | A powerful cyber weapon has been discovered in the Middle East | Turkey scrambles jets after Israeli aircraft enters Turkish airspace

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Program for the Nations (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 14) -- Ignorance of the Spiritual Realm Continued".

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Egyptian Christians prepared to persevere whatever the outcome of the election (Second Coming Watch Update #368MP)

2013-06-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 28s

Egyptian Christians prepared to persevere whatever the outcome of the election. According to Mission News Network, votes have been cast, and polls have closed in Egypt's first-ever truly democratic presidential elections. Currently, Egypt is ranked as the fifteenth worst nation in the world in which to be a Christian, according to the Open Doors World Watch List. Harassment, imprisonment, and even death are not uncommon fates for believers who are vocal about their faith. Now, many believers speculate that the outcome of this week's presidential elections will cause more trouble for Christ-followers. Open Doors president Carl Moeller said, "With the parliamentary elections of last year, 75% of those elected were from the extremist or ultra-extremist views of Islam. And that is a very strong concern for the Christian community: if the president is elected along the same lines, that could spell a lot of additional pressure on the Egyptian Christian church."

Experts say Iran has enough uranium for 5 nuclear bombs. According to Reuters, Iran has significantly stepped up its output of low-enriched uranium and total production in the last five years would be enough for at least five nuclear weapons if refined much further. The Institute for Science and International Security (ISIS), a think-tank which tracks Iran's nuclear program closely, based the analysis on data in the latest report by the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) which was issued on Friday. Progress in Iran's nuclear activities is closely watched by the West and Israel as it could determine how long it could take Tehran to build atomic bombs, if it decided to do so. Iran denies any plan to and says its aims are entirely peaceful.

Christian broadcasting group says 'new media' may try to limit Christian speech. According to CBN News, "New media" communications like Twitter, Facebook, Apple and Google are extremely popular these days. But Christian advocates, like the National Religious Broadcasters, say some of those companies could limit the American tradition of free speech. The NRB and the American Center for Law and Justice conducted a study on anti-Christian censorship on new-media platforms. They discovered that Apple twice removed applications that included Christian content from its iTunes app store because it considered the viewpoints expressed to be "offensive." The search engine giant Google refused to accept a pro-life advertisement from a Christian organization, which prompted a lawsuit in England. And the social networking site Facebook has partnered with homosexual rights advocates to prevent content they consider "anti-homosexual." Christian leaders are calling on these social media companies to voluntarily recognize free speech values.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Breaking Prophecy News; God's Program for the Nations, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #307MP)

2013-06-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 28m 39s

Signs of His Coming: A 'broad spectrum' of Iranian leaders talk of destroying Israel in the 'near term' | Leon Panetta says the U.S. is Ready to Stop Iran from Creating Nuclear Weapons | More Jews in Israel want to reclaim the Temple Mount for Judaism

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Program for the Nations (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 13) -- Ignorance of the Spiritual Realm".

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UN labels Iran, N. Korea as 'serious' threats; N. Korea won't give up nukes (Second Coming Watch Update #367MP)

2013-06-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 51s

1. According to the Associated Press, ahead of a round of major nuclear talks, five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as "serious challenges" to the world's nuclear security, citing their repeated defiance of international obligations. Senior diplomats with the UN Security Council's five permanent members singled out North Korea's nuclear test in February and Iran's "continued pursuit of certain nuclear activities" as among the biggest threats to the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the world's most important pact on preventing the spread of nuclear arms. A joint statement by Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States also called for establishing the Middle East as a zone free of nuclear weapons.

2. According to Reuters, North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament. North Korea, in a sign of a possible end to weeks of heightened hostility on the Korean peninsula, offered the United States and South Korea a list of conditions for talks, including the lifting of U.N. sanctions. But the United States said it was awaiting "clear signals" that North Korea would halt its nuclear weapons activities. However, the North stated, "The U.S. should not think about the denuclearization on the peninsula before the world is denuclearized."

3. According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. Department of Defense is nearing the finalization of a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A New York Times report said the arms sale is aimed at bolstering defenses against possible future Iranian threats. Under the deal, Israel would be permitted to purchase from American contractors refueling tanker planes, "anti-radiation" missiles that target air-defense radars, new advanced radars for jets and the V-22 Osprey aircraft. The deal also reportedly will include $3 billion dollars in military aid to Israel this fiscal year.

4. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Israel has threatened to intervene in the Syrian conflict, saying it could act to prevent chemical and other weapons from getting into the hands of militant Islamist groups. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said more heavily armed militants on Israel's border could redefine its security position. In an interview with the BBC, he added, "We're concerned that weapons which are ground-breaking, which could change the balance of power in the Middle East, could fall into the hands of these terrorists and we always reserve the right to act to prevent that from happening."

5. According to The Associated Press, Iran's state TV says a moderate, magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled a small town in the country's northwest region. The quake shook the town of Ta-sooj which is about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Tehran. There were no immediate reports of any damages or casualties. This is the third large earthquake in Iran in the past 10 days. Iran lies on seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36-39: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at Second Coming Herald.com.…

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God's Program for the Nations (The Prophet Daniel's Report #306MP)

2013-06-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 21s

Signs of His Coming: Nuclear talks fail again as Iran rejects proposals from the West | The Scientific American says society may have passed the environmental point of no return | The European Union wants to create biometric "e-identities" for all EU citizens

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Program for the Nations" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 12) -- Satan as an Undetected Enemy Continued".

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U.S. Senate considers unprecedented aid for Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #366MP)

2013-06-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 49s

The U.S. Senate is considering giving unprecedented aid to Israel. According to YNet News, The US Senate is currently reviewing the US-Israel Enhanced Security Cooperation Act of 2012 which passed the House of Representatives earlier this month. The bill proposes shared satellite intelligence, aerial refueling tankers, specialized munitions and surplus drawdown gear from Iraq. A Senate aide said the bill has already amassed nearly 50 co-sponsors and is expected to pass "by a lopsided margin or even unanimous vote" once it reaches the Senate floor, the Defense News weekly reported. Sen. Johnny Isakson said "There should not be one scintilla of light between the positions of Republicans and Democrats on the issue of the security of Israel."

British leaders hold meeting on their country's role in Iran-Israel conflict. According to the AFP, Britain's leaders are discussing how to respond to any military confrontation between Israel and Iran, including the possible involvement of its navy. As six world powers began talks in Baghdad with Iran on its nuclear programme, the BBC said the National Security Council, which is chaired by Prime Minister David Cameron, had met last week to discuss the issue. Government lawyers have been examining the legality of any British involvement, "ranging from British diplomatic support for Israel through to the possible involvement of the Royal Navy in the region."

Iranian government tightens the noose on Christians. According to Mohabat News, reports from Tehran indicate that leaders of the central Assemblies of God church of Tehran asked their congregation in Sunday services to voluntarily present them with a list of their names and National ID numbers so that they could submit the list to the officials. This reveals the identity of Christian converts and enables security authorities to record detailed information about the Christians. With the government demanding their names and ID numbers, Christians will now be even easier to track and arrest or persecute later on bogus charges. This move is most likely an attempt at emptying church buildings, however, the Christians will end up going to house churches.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Symbolic Picture of Christ's Second Coming (The Prophet Daniel's Report #305MP)

2013-06-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 27m 18s

Signs of His Coming: Russia is testing a 'fifth generation' missile that can penetrate NATO's defence system | More than 5,000 aftershocks from Japanese earthquake | Economist Jim Cramer predicts "financial anarchy" in Europe

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Symbolic Picture of Christ's Second Coming" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 11) -- Satan as an Undetected Enemy Continued".

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Israel slams Western powers for 'bowing down' to Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #365MP)

2013-06-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 49s

Israel slams Western powers for 'bowing down' to Iran on nuclear program. According to Haaretz, two days before the second round of nuclear talks between Iran and world powers in Baghdad, senior Israeli officials criticized the diplomats in charge of negotiations with the Islamic Republic. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu commented on the upcoming talks, saying that "the Western powers must not reveal any weakness while dealing with Iran, and must not cave in on any aspect of its nuclear program." Another official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said "The west is bowing down to Iran, and at the same time the chief of staff of Iranian military chief is revealing Iran's true intentions, as he calls for the destruction of Israel."

Euro crisis has global economy in peril. According to the Los Angeles Times, most major economies are enjoying growth and recovery after four years of turmoil but the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development warned that the improvements are uneven and the Eurozone crisis could spill outside Europe "with very serious consequences for the global economy." The report by the chief economist for the bloc of developed nations urged its member countries that use the euro currency to consolidate lending and spread the pain of tight and expensive credit in nations like Greece, where austerity measures have forced deep cuts in jobs and government services and tapped out banks.

Japan's Fu-ku-shi-ma reactor poses a global risk "beyond where science has gone before". According to CTV News, more than a year after a devastating earthquake and tsunami triggered a massive nuclear disaster, experts are warning that Japan isn't out of the woods yet and the worst nuclear storm the world has ever seen could be just one earthquake away from reality. The troubled Reactor 4 at the Fu-ku-shi-ma nuclear plant is at the centre of this potential catastrophe. Arnie Gundersen, a nuclear engineer with Fairewinds Energy Education said that a magnitude 7 or 7.5 earthquake would likely fracture the reactor's concrete pool, and disaster would ensue, with fumes and radioactive gases possibly traveling around the world.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return. …

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The Program for the Church (The Prophet Daniel's Report #304MP)

2013-06-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 44s

Signs of His Coming: A plan for the United Nations to control the entire internet is under consideration | Israel remains skeptical of Iranian nuclear deal with the UN | Israeli General says country will have to face air defenses from Syria and Hezbollah

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Program for the Church" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 10) -- Satan as an Undetected Enemy Continued".

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Get Off the Middle Ground (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 7)

2013-06-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 35m 37s

TEXT: Revelation 3:14-22

Today, we come to the final sermon in our series on the messages that Christ gave the church. This letter is written to the church at Laodicea. Laodicea was another important, wealthy city, with a significant Jewish population. Like other cities in the region, it was a center for Caesar worship and the worship of the healing god As-kle-pi-os. William Mounce notes that Laodicea prided itself on three things: its financial wealth, an extensive textile industry, and a popular eye-salve which was exported around the world." One of the problems in Laodicea was that it had a poor local water supply, and so their main source of water came from a six-mile aqueduct from the hot springs of Hier-a-po-lis. Because the water came from hot springs at such a distance, it often arrived unappetizingly lukewarm.

Like their water supply, the church at Laodicea was infamous for being lukewarm. They were neither hot or cold. They were not on fire for God, but they were not on the devil's side either. They were standing on the middle ground as if they were unsure if they really wanted to be a church of Jesus Christ. From Jesus' letter to this church, we can see how dangerous being on this middle ground is.

1. Being on the middle ground is offensive to God. In verse 16, Jesus Christ says, "because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth." The image here is that the Laodicean church was sickening to the Lord Jesus Christ. He wanted to spit them out because their condition was so disgusting. You could say that the church at Laodicea was in Christ's mouth for two reasons: they are in His mouth because they spread His Word and they are in His mouth because He prays for them constantly, as he does for all believers. To be spit out then would mean that they would no longer have the privilege of being representatives of Christ on this earth, and they would no longer have the blessing of being prayed for by Jesus Christ -- both awful consequences.

2. Being on the middle ground is useless to man. A lukewarm church will be of no benefit to a community or a city. Imagine if a fire broke out in your neighborhood. Someone called the fire department and a few minutes later you could see the fire truck rumbling down the street. There were no sirens or flashing lights on the truck. There was no sense of urgency about the fire fighting team. They weren't driving so as to get to the scene as fast as possible, but they weren't driving too slow either. When they finally arrive at the scene of the fire, they hook up the fire hoses to the water hydrant. They don't do it with any sense of urgency -- but they don't do it too slowly either. They just go along at a medium pace as though they want to fight the fire but they don't really want to fight it. You would be frustrated and angry if your fire department operated like that. By the time they got around to turning the hoses on, the building would have already been burned down. Yet, that is how a lukewarm church treats the mission of saving lost souls from the fires of Hell.

3. Being on the middle ground is unsatisfying to believers. Jesus Christ tells the Laodicean believers, "thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked." Deep down, there is no one more miserable than a lukewarm Christian. Why? Because a lukewarm Christian is one who has not made up his or her mind whether or not they really want to be in the Lord's Army. They are wavering on the middle ground. Someone once said a lukewarm believer has "too much of the world to be happy in Jesus, but too much of Jesus to be happy in the world." James 1:8 also describes a characteristic of a lukewarm believer when it says, "A double minded man is unstable in all his ways."…

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Egypt's Christians fear increased persecution (Second Coming Watch Update #364MP)

2013-06-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 31s

Egypt's Christians fear increased persecution if an Islamist is elected as president. According to Reuters, Egypt's Coptic Christians complained of discrimination under Hos-ni Mu-ba-rak but fear it may get worse if an Islamist takes his place in this week's presidential election. Long-suppressed Islamists already dominate parliament. Islamist contenders for the presidency say Christians, who form about a tenth of Egypt's 82 million mostly Muslim people, will not be sidelined, but mistrustful Copts will not vote for them. The single biggest Coptic grievance and the source of most sectarian violence in Egypt is legislation that makes it easy to build a mosque but hard to construct or even repair a church. A new mosque needs only a permit from the local district. A church needs extra paper work and the president himself must sign off.

Russia says the West is still considering military action on Iran. According to Reuters, Russia's deputy foreign minister said that military action against Iran over its nuclear program was being considered in some Western countries. Deputy Foreign Minister Ser-gei Ryab-kov was speaking to reporters on a plane on his way back from the G8 summit in Camp David, where the G8 leaders signaled their readiness to tap into emergency oil stockpiles quickly this summer if tougher new sanctions on Iran threatened to strain supplies. He stated that the Russian government was "receiving signals, both through public and intelligence channels, that this option is now being reviewed in some capitals as more applicable in this situation."

Wheat climbs to highest prices since September. According to the Associated Press, wheat futures soared again as more concerns about dry weather hit the market. Wheat scheduled for delivery in July rose 37.5 cents, a gain of 5.7 percent, to settle at $6.95. The price of wheat has jumped 16 percent this week on worries that dry, hot weather in growing regions in the U.S. could hurt crop yields. A drought in Russia has also affected the crop there.

The Bible says that one of the four horsemen of the apocalypse represents worldwide famine in which basic food items will be hard to come by. Revelation 6:5-6 says, "And when he had opened the third seal, I heard the third beast say, Come and see. And I beheld, and lo a black horse; and he that sat on him had a pair of balances in his hand. And I heard a voice in the midst of the four beasts say, A measure of wheat for a penny, and three measures of barley for a penny; and see thou hurt not the oil and the wine."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Guarantee of the Holy Spirit (The Prophet Daniel's Report #303MP)

2013-06-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 0s

Signs of His Coming: Ahead of talks with Iran, Israeli Prime Minister reminds world that Iran wants to destroy Israel | Netanyahu says Israel will continue to build Jerusalem and keep it undivided | A 6.2-magnitude earthquake jolts northeast Japan

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Guarantee of the Holy Spirit" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 9) -- Satan as an Undetected Enemy Continued".

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Iran reiterates commitment to the full annihilation of Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #363MP)

2013-06-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 17s

Top commander in the Iranian military reiterates the country's committment to the full annihilation of Israel. According to Fars News Agency, chief of staff of the Iranian Armed Forces, Major General Has-san Fi-rou-za-ba-di, said threats and pressures cannot deter Iran from its revolutionary causes and ideals, and stressed that the Iranian nation will remain committed to the full annihilation of the Zionist regime of Israel. Addressing a defense gathering in Tehran on Sunday, General Fi-rou-za-ba-di said that nations should realize the 'threats and dangers posed by the Zionist regime of Israel.' He also reiterated the Iranian nation and Supreme Leader's emphasis on the necessity of support for Palestinian nation and its causes.

Netanyahu says there is no evidence that Iran intends to halt its nuclear program. According to the Associated Press, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said he is skeptical that Iran will agree to halt its nuclear program, accusing Tehran of playing a "chess game" with the international community. Just days ahead of a crucial round of nuclear talks with Tehran, Netanyahu said "nothing would be better than to just see this issue solved diplomatically. But I have to say I see no evidence whatsoever that Iran is serious about ending its nuclear program."

The U.S. is considering adding Nigeria's Boko Haram to terror watch list. According to Yahoo News, the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram has killed more than 1,000 people in a three-year insurgency, and may have ties with Al Qaeda. Now, the US government is considering putting the Nigerian militant group Boko Haram on its terrorist watch list. The measure, pushed by the US Justice Department, would give US law enforcement agencies the power to prevent known members of Boko Haram to travel, and for any American company to conduct business or money transactions with the militant group. Boko Haram has attacked Christian churches, state universities, state police installations and even international aid organizations.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Statements of the Son Demand that Jesus Come Back (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #302MP)

2013-06-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 27m 23s

Signs of His Coming: A pattern of judgment based on the Jewish calendar has some people suspecting that a major financial calamity will strike the U.S. in September of 2015 | Qatar's ruler says Israel will face increased pressures as fallout from the Arab Spring | US lawmakers approve the use of force as an option in dealing with Iran

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Statements of the Son Demand that Jesus Come Back (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 8) -- Satan as an Undetected Enemy".

+ Plus, listen to Mark Altrogge singing "In a Little While"…

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Ehud Barak says Syrian leader is 'doomed' (Second Coming Watch Update #362MP)

2013-06-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 9s

Ehud Barak says Syrian leader is 'doomed'. According to the AFP, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said Syrian President Bashar al-Assad is "doomed", urging the international community to increase pressure on his embattled regime. He said Assad's departure would be a "major blow" to Iran as well as Hezbollah and Islamic Jihad while stressing the importance of Russia's role in finding a way out of the current crisis. He also warned that only Assad and the elites around him need to go, and not other structures of the Syrian regime including the army.

Iran vows to never renounce nuclear 'rights'. According to the AFP, Tehran's chief nuclear negotiator said Iran rejects Western pressures over its nuclear activities and will never give up its rights. Sa-eed Ja-li-li said in a speech broadcast on local television, "If we participate in the negotiations... it is because of our resistance (to Western powers). Thanks to our resistance, we have defended the rights of the Iranian people. The Iranian people will never give up even an iota of their rights." The West suspects that the Islamic republic's nuclear drive is masking a weapons programme. Tehran vehemently denies the charge.

17 churches forced to close in Indonesia. According to Compass Direct News, the election of a hard-line Islamic governor in Indonesia's Aceh Province last month appears to have opened the way for a crack-down on the minority Christian community, which saw 17 churches sealed shut in early May. Emboldened by the April 9 election of Zai-ni Ab-dull-ah of the militant Aceh Party, hundreds of Islamists demonstrated in front of the office of regency on April 30, demanding area church buildings be not only sealed but demolished. Christian leaders told Compass that, besides the usual pretext of lack of church permits, the demands were based on a controversial agreement that Christians were reportedly forced to sign in 2001 stipulating that there be only one church and four chapels in the regency.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Statements of the Son Demand that Jesus Come Back (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #301MP)

2013-06-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 26m 37s

Signs of His Coming: U.S. ambassador tells Israel America has a plan ready to strike Iran | Iran calls for 'Islamic awakening' to destroy Israel | Christian marriage conference in the UK banned for opposition to homosexual marriage

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Statements of the Son Demand that Jesus Come Back (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 7) -- Satan is the Great Destroyer".

+ Plus, listen to Adam Howard singing "Every Nation"…

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Iran is disregarding U.N. sanctions and is sending arms to Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #361MP)

2013-06-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 5m 34s

Iran is disregarding U.N. sanctions and is sending arms to Syria. According to Reuters, Syria remains the top destination for Iranian arms shipments in violation of a U.N. Security Council ban on weapons exports by the Islamic Republic. Iran, like Russia, is one of Syria's few allies as it presses ahead with a 14-month old assault on opposition forces determined to oust Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. A confidential report on Iran's activities came as Tehran and the U.N. International Atomic Energy Agency are trying to narrow their differences on how to tackle concerns over Iran's atomic program, and as Iran prepares for talks with the five permanent council members and Germany in Iraq next week

Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood want to elect an Islamic caliphate. According to Israel National News, Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood is hoping that when the polls open in nine days, voters will bring in the era of the Islamic Caliphate. Muslim cleric Saf-wat Hi-ga-zy declared that Egypt was "seeing the dream of the Islamic Caliphate coming true". Muslim Brotherhood candidate, Mohammed Morsi, said at a rally at Cairo University, "We will not accept any alternative to Shari'ah law... The Qu'ran is our constitution and it will always be so."

Christian Neighborhood In Indonesia Attacked. According to Asia News, for the third straight day there have been attacks in Moluccas in Indonesia where a group of unidentified persons set fire to houses and motorbikes in a predominantly Christian neighborhood. AsiaNews sources say that dozens of families have fled their homes for fear of attacks. Many fear the involvement of Islamic extremist groups. Between 1999 and 2001 a bloody war between Christians and Muslims was fought in the Moluccas. There were thousands of victims, hundreds of churches and mosques destroyed, thousands of homes destroyed, and almost half a million refugees.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Promise of the Father Demands that Jesus Come Back (The Prophet Daniel's Report #300MP)

2013-06-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 1s

Signs of His Coming: U.S. leads major war drill in the Middle East but does not invite Israel to participate | Israeli government greenlights 'smart' ID program | Ben Stein says conditions in Greece could soon occur in America

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 3)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 5) -- Satan is the Great Deceiver".…

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Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 3) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #299MP)

2013-06-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 27m 31s

Signs of His Coming: The world braces for a possible split of the eurozone | 58 Percent Of Americans Believe Economic Conditions In The United States Will Be Good A Year From Now | Mexican volcano is spewing huge clouds of ash and flaming rocks

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 3)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 5) -- Satan is the Great Deceiver".

+ Plus, listen to Kari Jobe singing "Revelation Song"…

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Crackdown on churches is "spreading" in Southern Laos (Second Coming Watch Update #360MP)

2013-06-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 13s

Crackdown on churches is "spreading" in Southern Laos. According to Worthy News, a government crackdown on churches in southern Laos is spreading to a new district with the brief detention of two "prominent pastors" for alleged unauthorized worship and their involvement in evangelism and an order to take down crosses. Officials reportedly said they suspect the leaders are holding illegal church services with outside support. Additionally, police and district officials accused the two men of "proselytizing" and ordered them to stop spreading the Christian message to the Lao people "because due to their witness a large number of people have come to believe in the Christian faith."

Crackdown on churches is "spreading" in Southern Laos. According to Worthy News, a government crackdown on churches in southern Laos is spreading to a new district with the brief detention of two "prominent pastors" for alleged unauthorized worship and their involvement in evangelism and an order to take down crosses. Officials reportedly said they suspect the leaders are holding illegal church services with outside support. Additionally, police and district officials accused the two men of "proselytizing" and ordered them to stop spreading the Christian message to the Lao people "because due to their witness a large number of people have come to believe in the Christian faith."

The Bible says in Matthew 5:10: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."

Iran begins new round of talks with IAEA. According to the Associated Press, a senior U.N. nuclear agency official urged Iran to allow access to sites, people and documents it seeks in its probe of suspicions that Tehran conducted secret research into nuclear weapons development. The appeal came as International Atomic Energy Agency officials renewed talks with Iranian envoys aimed at persuading Tehran to allow IAEA experts to visit a suspect site at the Parchin military complex. The agency believes that site was used by Iran to test multipoint explosives of the type used to set off a nuclear charge. Iran denies such experiments and insists it has no plans to turn its civilian nuclear program to making weapons.

Sudanese authorities close down Christian offices in South Darfur. According to Compass Direct News, security agents in Sudan's South Darfur state have closed down the Nyala offices of the Sudan Council of Churches (SCC) and relief group Sudan Aid. Three staff members from Sudan Aid were arrested in the course of the closure and were taken to an undisclosed location. The actions came as Christianity is increasingly regarded as a foreign faith to be excised from Sudan, which has begun transporting ethnic South Sudanese to South Sudan following the latter's secession last year.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.The Bible says in Matthew 5:10: "Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness' sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven."…

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Nigerian churches are still under attack by suspected militants (Second Coming Watch Update #359MP)

2013-06-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 11s

Nigerian churches are still under attack by suspected militants. According to Persecution.org, at least two churches were attacked by suspected Islamic militants in northern Nigeria in recent days, following several other incidents that killed some 20 Christians. Evangelist Paul Jongas was returning from a tour in Niger when he found out that an Evangelical Church of West Africa in Yobe state was attacked and burned to ashes. He said, "No deaths were reported. However, last night some armed men attacked St. Michael's Catholic church in Borno state. There was no immediate known claim of responsibility, but the Nigerian Islamic group Boko Haram was suspected to be behind the attacks.

The Bible says in Romans 8:37-38: "As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter. Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us."

Iran may have conducted nuclear explosives testing . According to The Inquisitr, an image has emerged and found itself into the hands of the Associated Press that shows Iran may have already conducted explosives testing to develop nuclear weapons. The drawing of the explosives chamber was given to the AP by an insider to the IAEA inspections program. The explosives testing chamber is supposedly located at the military site at Parchin Military complex, deep within Iran. IAEA officials have acknowledged that the drawing was given to them by someone within the Iranian nuclear program and that is why they have failed to elaborate on any other details about the drawing or its specifics for fear it could endanger the informant's life

Italy boosts security amid fears of anarchy. According to the AFP, Italy's government has raised the alert level at sensitive sites nationwide after an anarchist group shot and wounded the head of a nuclear energy company. Interior minister, Anna Maria Can-cell-ieri told Italian newspapers, "The risk of an escalation of anarchist terrorism is real," adding that soldiers could be deployed to guard some sites. Relevant agencies had been ordered "to raise the alert level around sensitive targets throughout the country."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Breaking Prophecy News; Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #298MP)

2013-06-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 52s

Signs of His Coming: Israel says Iran could order Hezbollah to strike Israel | Iran is boasting that the United States has abandoned Israel | More young people are rejecting traditional religious beliefs

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 4) -- Knowing Our Enemy".

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Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #298MP)

2013-06-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 52s

Signs of His Coming: Israel says Iran could order Hezbollah to strike Israel | Iran is boasting that the United States has abandoned Israel | More young people are rejecting traditional religious beliefs

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 4) -- Knowing Our Enemy".

+ Plus, listen to Christian Gospel Choir singing "Just Over in the Glory Land"…

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I Have Opened a Door for You (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 6)

2013-06-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 34m 45s

TEXT: Revelation 3:7-13

Today, we come to the sixth sermon in our series on the messages that Christ gave the church. This letter is written to the church at Philadelphia. Philadelphia was a city strategically located on the road from Rome to the east, and was a strong fortress city. It was a city of major influence in the area and was located on the edge of a great volcanic plain which was very fertile and perfect for growing grapes. It was the center of worship of the Greek god Di-o-ny-si-us, the god of wine. Active volcanoes and frequent earthquakes were a constant threat and the people for the most part lived outside of the main city due to the possibility of falling buildings inside the city.

Philadelphia was built with the deliberate intention that it be used as a place from which to spread Greek culture. William Barclay writes that, "Philadelphia was built that it might become a missionary city. Beyond Philadelphia lay the wilds of Phrygia and the barbarous tribes; and it was intended that the function of Philadelphia should be to spread the Greek language, the Greek way of life, and the Greek civilization, throughout the regions beyond." Thus, in a sense, Philadelphia was an open door to the outside world -- inviting it in to the order of the Roman Empire.

In Philadelphia, there was a small group of Christians who were faithful to the task. Jesus Christ did not have to order the church at Philadelphia to repent because they were already doing all that they were supposed to do. They were not large in number, powerful or influential, but they were significant to Christ. In his letter to them, Jesus Christ tells this church: "I am opening a new door for you!" He says, "These things saith he that is holy, he that openeth, and no man shutteth; and shutteth, and no man openeth; I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name."

I want you to notice three things about Jesus Christ and this matter of the open door.

1. Jesus Christ desires to open doors for His people. Jesus says, "I am he that openeth, and no man shutteth." Perhaps, you have prayed more than once, "Lord, open doors that no man can shut." The good news is that Jesus Christ actually wants to open doors for you.

2. Jesus Christ opens this door for the church at Philadelphia because of their deeds. Jesus Christ says, "I know thy works: behold, I have set before thee an open door, and no man can shut it: for thou hast a little strength, and hast kept my word, and hast not denied my name." The Philadelphian believers had obeyed Jesus' word, they had endured difficulties patiently, and they had not denied the name of their Saviour. Because of this, Jesus says he will open a door of opportunity for them.

3. Jesus Christ will reward those who are good stewards of the open door. Not only is the Philadelphian church blessed with the opportunity to evangelize, but they are guaranteed success in their work. Jesus says, "Behold, I will make them of the synagogue of Satan... to come and worship before thy feet, and to know that I have loved thee."…

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Israel aims to become the region's undisputed naval power (Second Coming Watch Update #358MP)

2013-06-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 0s

Israel aims to become the region's undisputed naval power. According to Gulf News, with the acquisition this month of a sixth German-made submarine, Israel is seeking to position itself as the region's undisputed naval powerhouse. From spying on enemies to intercepting illegal arms shipments to blockading the Gaza Strip, Israel's naval capabilities are playing a more prominent role in the nation's security. The latest advanced German sub, with a price tag of more than $500 million, is Israel's most expensive piece of military equipment. Defence Minister Ehud Barak recently said the subs could also play a role in attacking Iranian nuclear development facilities.

Egyptian presidential candidate threatens Israel with Iranian alliance. According to Israel National News, Israel may face a new Iranian-Egyptian threat if presidential candidate Hish-am El-Bas-ta-wi-si wins his bid to succeed Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. Backed by the left-wing Ta-gam-mu party, El-Bas-ta-wi-si said on Saturday that building good relations with Iran would be one of his highest priorities. Israel already faces a northern "axis of evil" by the alliance between Iran, Syria and Lebanon. El-Bas-ta-wi-si also promised to revise the Camp David Accords to allow the army to increase an armed presence in the Sinai Peninsula.

Thousands of people march against economic gloom in Spain and the UK. According to Reuters, thousands of Spaniards fed up with economic misery and waving banners against bankers marched on Saturday to mark the first anniversary of the grassroots "Indignados" movement that has sparked similar protests around the world. Up to 600 people denouncing the Bank of England rallied in London and a Reuters witness said scuffles broke out between some demonstrators and police, with at least 12 arrests. The Indignados and the offshoot Occupy and Take the Square movements had called for a global day of action against anti-debt austerity policies and the widening gap between rich and poor.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return. …

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Breaking Prophecy News; Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #297MP)

2013-06-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 28m 2s

Signs of His Coming: An Iranian opposition group says Tehran is accelerating its nuclear program | Hezbollah now says it has the ability to strike anywhere in Israel | Experts say events in Damascus are pushing Syria ever closer to war

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Why Jesus Must Return to Earth (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 3) -- Knowing Our Enemy".

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The Holy Spirit's Statements About Jesus' Return (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #296MP)

2013-05-31 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 33s

Signs of His Coming: U.S. President openly endorses homosexuality and homosexual marriage and Christian leaders are angry and dissapointed | Arab newspapers say Netanyahu is 'forming a war government' |

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Holy Spirit's Statements About Jesus' Return (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point:God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 2) -- The Rise of Satanism and Demonic Activity".

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Israel's ambassador to the U.S. indicates war clouds are gathering over Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #357MP)

2013-05-31 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 52s

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. indicates war clouds are gathering over Israel. According to Breitbart, Israel's Ambassador to the United States, Michael Oren, briefed Christian supporters of the Jewish state last week. He told an audience crowded into his Embassy's Jerusalem Auditorium of a recent visit by U.S. intelligence specialists who had asked Dr. Oren to compare Israel's situation today with other critical periods in the nation's past. Without hesitation, he answered: 'In the best case scenario, it's May 1967. In the worst case, it's May 1948.' In May 1967, Israel had to prepare to attack Egypt, Jordan, and Syria before these neighboring states could "drive the Jews into the sea," as Egypt's left-leaning dictator Ga-mal Ab-del Nas-ser was then exhorting Arabs to do. The worst case, as the Ambassador described, would be May 1948. That's when the UN-ordered partition of Palestine into Jewish and Arab states occurred. And seven Arab states--Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Iraq, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia--sent troops to exterminate the Jews. They all immediately declared their intention of wiping out the infant Jewish state.

Iran is turning mosques around the world into terrorism command centers. According to the Christian Post, the Revolutionary Guards and its Quds Forces, which run Iran's terror networks worldwide, have created two special units to undermine the regimes in the Persian Gulf and push America out of the region. The Guards are using Imam Ali mosques around the globe, including some in the U.S., as terror command centers. Sources report that Unit 110 and Unit of Madinah were established to remove the U.S from the Gulf. According to a former intelligence officer who served in that specific region, their orders are twofold: Incite uprisings within the Shiite minorities in Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and other countries in the region, and prepare for military operations against those countries' governmental facilities.

More and more churches being attacked by criminals. According to Fox News, a growing tide of burglaries at houses of worship are signs of both a reeling economy and the end of a social taboo that once protected the money collected to help the poor and the valuables displayed to honor a higher power. In the latest example, police in Longmont, Colo., have formed a task force to investigate 10 break-ins and attempted burglaries at six churches in less than two weeks. And all around the nation, the faithful are finding criminals unfazed by the prospect of burglarizing a sanctuary. Jeffrey Hawkins, a security consultant who works with churches, said "From a historical standpoint, the sacredness of the church has changed, so to speak, in our society,"

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Israel demands that Iran commit to stopping all enrichment (Second Coming Watch Update #356MP)

2013-05-30 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 38s

Israel demands that Iran commit to stopping all enrichment. According to the Associated Press, Israel on Wednesday accused Iran of stalling in negotiations over its nuclear program with the international community, and said an upcoming round of talks can succeed only if the Iranians agree to halt all uranium enrichment. Israel is staking out a hardline stance ahead of the May 23 talks in Baghdad, where six world powers will sit down with Iranian officials in hopes of resolving the standoff. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who considers a nuclear-armed Tehran to be a mortal threat, has hinted he would order an attack on Iran if he concludes that international diplomacy and sanctions have failed.

Nuclear experts say Japan's Fukushima is a dangerous time bomb. According to Alternet, nuclear waste experts say the Japanese are literally playing with fire in the way nuclear spent fuel continues to be stored onsite, especially in reactor 4, which contains the most irradiated fuel -- 10 times the deadly fuel released during the 1986 Chernobyl nuclear accident. These experts also charge that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission is letting this threat fester because acknowledging it would call into question safety at dozens of identically designed nuclear power plants around the U.S. A catastrophic worst-case scenario would release an amount of cesium-137 equaling a doomsday-like load, roughly 85 times more than the release at Chernobyl. It's a scenario that would literally threaten Japan's annihilation and civilization at large, with widespread worldwide environmental radioactive contamination.

Muslim lawyer threatens a 'bloodbath' if Islamic law is not allowed in Russian courts. According to ASSIST News Service, a Muslim lawyer has called for the introduction of sharia courts in Russia, threatening a "bloodbath" if the demand is opposed. Che-chen Khas-a-vov, the founder of an organization that defends the rights of Muslims, said in an interview broadcast by the independent channel Ren-TV: "Muslims do not want to get involved in the multi-layered court system, it is alien to them. You think that we come here to Russia like to some alien place. But we think that we are at home. Maybe you are alien, and we are at home. And we will set the rules, the rules that suit us, whether you want it or not. Any attempts to change it will end in blood, it will be the second Dead Sea. We will flood the city with blood."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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The Holy Spirit's Statements About Jesus' Return (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #295MP)

2013-05-30 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 49s

Signs of His Coming: Michael T. Snyder says the countdown to the break up of the euro has officially begun | Israeli prime minister vows to hold 'serious' talks on Iran | China says it is ready for any 'escalation' in maritime dispute with Philippines

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Holy Spirit's Statements About Jesus' Return (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be active and engaged in spiritual warfare in the last days. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christian's Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (part 1)".

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Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 3) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #294MP)

2013-05-29 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 26m 48s

Signs of His Coming: Some say the new French president is not good for Jews or for Israel | Western universities are becoming bastions of anti-Israel and anti-Jewish hostility | Radical Muslims are behind an 'invisible genocide' against Christians in Africa

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 3)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: The Bible says that in the last days, persecution of believers will increase. God wants us to stand with and support those who are suffering for the Christian faith. In light of that, please listen to the fifth and final part of an article titled "Remembering the Persecuted Church and How You Can Help" from the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute.

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Egypt's Islamists vow to create a global caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem (Second Coming Watch Update #355MP)

2013-05-29 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 11s

Egypt's Islamists vow to create a global caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem. According to the Jerusalem Post, a radical Muslim preacher told thousands of Muslim Brotherhood supporters that Egypt's Islamists aim to install a global Islamic caliphate with its capital in Jerusalem. Saf-wat Hi-ga-zi told thousands of Brotherhood supporters at a Cairo soccer stadium, "We can see how the dream of the Islamic caliphate is being realized, God willing, by Dr. Mohamed Mursi." Mursi - the movement's presidential candidate - and other Brotherhood officials nodded in agreement. "The capital of the caliphate - the capital of the United States of the Arabs - will be Jerusalem, God willing," Higazi said. "Our capital shall not be in Cairo, Mecca or Medina," he said, before leading the crowd in chants of "Millions of martyrs march toward Jerusalem."

Hundreds of dead dolphins and birds are causing alarm in Peru. According to The New York Times, late last year, fishermen began finding dead dolphins, hundreds of them, washed up on Peru's northern coast. Now, seabirds have begun dying, too, and the government has yet to conclusively pinpoint a cause. Officials insist that the two die-offs are unrelated. The dolphins are succumbing to a virus, they suggest, and the seabirds are dying of starvation because anchovies are in short supply. But even three months after officials began testing the dolphins, the government has not released definitive results, and there is growing suspicion among the public and scientists that there might be more to the story. Some argue that offshore oil exploration could be disturbing wildlife, for example, and others fear that biotoxins or pesticides might be working their way up the food chain.

Iran says nuclear deal is still a 'long way' off. According to the AFP, a top Iranian politician expressed optimism over upcoming nuclear talks with world powers in Baghdad, but said there was still a "long way" to go in resolving Tehran's atomic issue. Mohsen Rezai, secretary of the Expediency Council which is tasked with advising Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, said "I am optimistic about the outcome of the talks in Baghdad, but I believe there is still a long way" He also admitted that "the lifting of sanctions (imposed on Iran by the international community) is a long way" from happening.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Israel issues stark warning to Hezbollah over Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #354MP)

2013-05-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 9s

Israel issues stark warning to Hezbollah over Iran. According to British newspaper The Telegraph, a senior Israeli military officer has warned that any Hizbollah retaliation to an attack on Iran's nuclear facilities would prompt Israel to launch a war in Lebanon so ferocious that it would take a decade to rebuild the villages it destroys. Despite the inevitable international outcry, Israel would be left with no choice but to lay waste to swathes of southern Lebanon because Hizbollah has entrenched itself so deeply within the civilian population. The unusually stark warning comes after months of heightened speculation that the Israeli government is considering unilateral military action against Iran's nuclear installations despite opposition from the United States.

U.S. wants "urgent" steps from Iran in nuclear talks. According to Reuters, the United States called on Iran on Monday to take "urgent practical steps" to build confidence during nuclear talks with world powers, and the European Union said Tehran must suspend sensitive atomic activities. Iran and the six powers resumed discussions in mid-April in Istanbul after a gap of more than a year - a chance to ease escalating tension and help to avert the threat of a new Middle East war. The major powers - the United States, France, Britain, China, Russia and Germany - and Iran are to meet again on May 23 in Baghdad.

US to conduct 'largest ever' missile defense test . According to Space Daily, the director of the Pentagon's Missile Defense Agency Gen. Patrick O'Reilly, said the US plans to conduct 'the largest ever test launch' of its missile defense program elements to intercept and destroy five 'enemy' missiles. The US has been working with other NATO countries to place such defense systems in the Asia-Pacific region and in Eastern Europe.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #293MP)

2013-05-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 39s

Signs of His Coming: Reports say Syria is moving scud missile launchers to Israeli and Turkish borders | A space weather expert says a major solar storm could happen soon | Germany says it 'will not accept an Iranian nuclear weapon'

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: The Bible says that in the last days, persecution of believers will increase. God wants us to stand with and support those who are suffering for the Christian faith. In light of that, please listen to part four of an article titled "Remembering the Persecuted Church and How You Can Help" from the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute.

+ Plus, listen to Mark & Stephen Altrogge singing "In a Little While"…

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Christians are the 'most persecuted' religious group in the world (Second Coming Watch Update #353MP)

2013-05-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 5m 53s

Christians are the 'most persecuted' religious group in the world. According to the Christian Post, the head of a California-based evangelical religious liberty group stated that Christianity is presently the most persecuted religion on earth based on evidence gathered. Dr. Carl Moeller of Open Doors USA said that, "In terms of sheer numbers, the large size of the Christian populations around the world, where they're repressed or restricted… Whether you count martyrs, those killed, or you count those living in regimes, sizable Christian populations live under extreme restrictions in places like China, Indonesia, and of course the Middle East."

Russia says Iran, Pakistan and N. Korea could pose a nuclear threat to the country. According to the Russian News and Information Agency, the former director of Russia's Foreign Intelligence Service, Vya-ches-lav Trub-ni-kov, said a nuclear-armed Iran, Pakistan and North Korea could potentially trigger regional chain reactions that ultimately threaten Russia's security. He said, "Even if Iran, Pakistan and North Korea are not Russian adversaries, their current and projected nuclear potential could destabilize the regional situation. It could trigger a chain reaction of proliferation that gives rise to a new missile threat for Russia."

Israelis reportedly believe the best time to bomb Iran is during the U.S. election campaign. According to Newsmax, a sense of inevitable war with Iran seized Israel as its two principal leaders -- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Ehud Barak -- concluded that Iran is about to produce a nuclear bomb and is planning to use it to wipe out Israel. Some say they also have concluded that the time for Israel to bomb Iran's nuclear production sites is now (at the height of the U.S. presidential campaign when neither candidate would risk losing by criticizing Israel). Ehud Barak said that he was skeptical the pressures thus far had persuaded Tehran to change intentions about nuclear weapons.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #292MP)

2013-05-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 55s

Signs of His Coming: A false messiah is preparing his followers for a “transformation” this June | An Anglican preacher is pulled from the pulpit after advocating traditional marriage | Israel raises terror alert level as Palestinians renege on security ties

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Jesus Christ's Statements About His Return (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: The Bible says that in the last days, persecution of believers will increase, God wants us to stand with and support those who are suffering for the Christian faith. In light of that, please listen to part three of an article titled "Remembering the Persecuted Church and How You Can Help" from the Ankerberg Theological Research Institute.

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Alive, but Dead (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 5)

2013-05-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 38m 44s

TEXT: Revelation 3:1-6

Today, we come to the fifth sermon in our series on the messages that Christ gave the church for the end times. This letter was written to the church at Sardis. Sardis was one of the greatest cities of the ancient world, and was the capital of the rich kingdom of Lydia. The city was set on a cliff, and was almost impregnable. However, because of its great wealth and its security, the people of Sardis were known for their apathy and immorality. The two times when the city was conquered -- once by King Cyrus of Persia, and again by the Greek king, Antiochus -- it was done not by being directly defeated, but by the lack of diligence and overconfidence on the part of its military.

As we will see from our passage, the church at Sardis, was much like the city it was situated in. And Jesus Christ has some very important words for this church, which also apply to many churches today as well.

1. First of all, let's look at the illusion of life. Jesus Christ tells the church at Sardis, "I know thy works, that thou hast a name that thou livest..." The "name" of the church at Sardis refers to its reputation. This church had a reputation that it "lived" -- the Greek definition implies that it was alive, active, fresh, strong, and efficient. Vance Havner comments on this and says, "We are not to get the impression that Sardis was a defunct affair with the building a wreck, the members scattered, the pastor ready to resign. It was a busy church with meetings every night, committees galore, wheels within wheels, promotion and publicity, something going on all the time. It had a reputation of being a live, wide-awake, going concern."

2. Now, notice the reality of death. Jesus Christ tells the church at Sardis, "thou hast a name that thou livest, and art dead." In other words, 'You look like you are alive. Your reputation says that you are alive. However, the reality is you are dead." Why does Jesus Christ call the church at Sardis a dead church? The reason is in verse two where He says, "I have not found thy works perfect before God."

3. Third, notice that this is a time to be revived. Jesus Christ tells the church at Sardis to "be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die." This instruction from Jesus tells them they need to identify, examine, and protect what they have that is not yet dead. The spiritual condition of the church of Sardis was bad, but it wasn't hopeless. The church at Sardis could be revived. There were things that remained that could be strengthened.…

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God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 3) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #291MP)

2013-05-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 5s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli security head is meeting with EU officials over talks with Iran | Nuclear experts say Fukushima crisis may become a 'global catastrophe' | Britain is on "high flood" alert after undergoing wettest April every recorded

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 3)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to warn those around us that they need to be prepared to face God. All of those who reject Christ will have their names removed from the Book of Life in Heaven.

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Iran may accelerate nuclear program if Israel attacks (Second Coming Watch Update #352MP)

2013-05-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 28s

Iran may accelerate nuclear program if Israel attacks. According to the Jerusalem Post, former IDF Intelligence head Sh-lo-mo Ga-zit said that Iran would possibly accelerate its nuclear weapons program after a future Israeli military strike. Gazit, a senior research fellow at Tel Aviv University's Institute for National Security Studies, made the comments in response to a question put to him by the Post over recent views aired by former Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency) director Yuval Diskin, who questioned the effectiveness of an Israeli strike. He said he agreed with Diskin that an Israeli attack would not destroy the program, and could even accelerate it, while enabling Iran to legitimize its efforts diplomatically. He added that a US or international strike, by contrast, could certainly lead to the destruction of the Iranian program.

Lunar eclipses and solar eclipses to occur on Jewish Holy Days in 2014 and 2015. According to Triumph Prophetic Ministries, it has been discovered that in the years 2014 and 2015 there will be two solar eclipses and four lunar eclipses, all of them occurring on Jewish Holy Days. The Lunar eclipses will appear on April 15, 2014 and April 4, 2015 which are the days of the Jewish Passover as well as on October 8, 2014 and September 28, 2015 which are the dates for the Jewish Feast of Tabernacles. The two solar eclipses will occur on March 20, 2015 which is the Jewish New Year and September 13, 2015 which is the date of the Feast of Trumpets. J. R. Church, head of the Prophecy in the News Ministry wrote that "Four lunar eclipses occurring on the Feast of Tabernacles and Passover in two successive years are phenomenal. But add to them two solar eclipses on the two days that open the Jewish year. On each of these six Jewish Holy Days, the sun will be darkened and the moon will not give her light. Will this happen again in the 21st century? No. Did it happen in the 20th century? Yes, in 1949/1950, the year following Israel's statehood, and 1967/1968, the year Jerusalem was liberated in the Six-Day War!"

The Bible says in Luke 21: 25: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring."

N. Korea is reportedly 'ready for a third nuclear test'. According to the AFP, a South Korean nuclear expert said that North Korea has apparently finished preparations for a third nuclear test and is awaiting a political decision to go ahead. The expert also said the communist state is likely to use highly enriched uranium for any test, and may have produced enough of it to make between three and six bombs in addition to its plutonium stockpile. There has been widespread speculation the North will stage a test following its failed launch of a long-range rocket last month.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 2) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #290MP)

2013-05-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 15s

Signs of His Coming: Ahead of nuclear talks, Iran vows never to halt uranium enrichment | Leading candidate in Egypt presidential race calls Israeli peace accord 'dead and buried' | Anti-Christian and Anti-Jewish sentiment is on the rise in Malaysia

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to warn those around us that they need to be prepared to face God. All of those who reject Christ will face God at the Great White Throne Judgment.

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U.S. signals major shift on Iran nuclear program (Second Coming Watch Update #351MP)

2013-05-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 11s

U.S. signals major shift on Iran nuclear program. According to the Los Angeles Times, in what would be a significant concession, Obama administration officials say they could support allowing Iran to maintain a crucial element of its disputed nuclear program if Tehran took other major steps to curb its ability to develop a nuclear bomb. U.S. officials said they might agree to let Iran continue enriching uranium up to 5% purity, which is the upper end of the range for most civilian uses, if its government agrees to the unrestricted inspections, strict oversight and numerous safeguards that the United Nations has long demanded.

Former Israeli Mossad chief says conflict between Israel and Iran is the entire world's problem . According to Haaretz, Former Mossad chief Meir Dagan said that Iran's leadership is using "smart" diplomacy to advance its nuclear program, and that the Iranian threat is not a "quarrel" between Israel and Iran, but an international issue. Speaking at a conference sponsored by the Jerusalem Post in New York, Dagan described President Ahmadinejad's regime as "smart" and "a master of diplomacy that heads forward consistently to achieve its nuclear objectives."

Iranian naval exercise follows on Israel's northern border drill. According to DEBKA file, Israel's Defense Minister Ehud Barak offered the view this week that the next round of Six-Power talks with Iran taking place on May 23 in Baghdad would lead nowhere, throwing cold water on the current optimism. As for US media reports of a lessening in war tensions over Iran because of the internal debate in Israel over an independent attack, they were soon overtaken by significant military steps embarked on Tuesday, May 1, by the US, Israel and Iran. The large-scale Israel Defense Forces war game on the borders of Syria (Golan) and Lebanon was quickly followed by naval drills along Iran's southern Persian Gulf coast by its border guards. Tehran was making good on the policy agreed with Syrian and Hizballah allies in early 2011 to counter any Western or Israel military movement in the region with a comparable response.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:6-7: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 1) (The Prophet Daniel's Report #289MP)

2013-05-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 26m 37s

Signs of His Coming: For Israel, Egypt may be even more dangerous than Iran | Influential Anglican leaders call for homosexual marriage against church teachings and against the Word of God | Vanderbilt University tells college group to remove 'personal commitment to Jesus' from bylaws

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "God's Promises Regarding the Second Coming (Part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to warn those around us that they need to be prepared to face God. All of those who reject Christ will face God at the Great White Throne Judgment.

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Iranian naval admiral says Iran can move its Navy within 3 miles of the East Coast (Second Coming Watch Update #350MP)

2013-05-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 11s

Iranian naval admiral says Iran can move its Navy within 3 miles of the East Coast. According to the Daily Caller, the Islamic Republic of Iran said that it has the ability to position a naval vessel within three miles of the East Coast of the United States. During a speech to the students of the University of Yazd in Iran, Rear Admiral Ali Fadavi said "The power of our naval forces is such that we have a presence in all the waters of the world and, if needed, we can move to within three miles of New York." This naval saber rattling represents a stark escalation in Iran's war rhetoric, as the West weighs the question of whether to impose new economic sanctions or directly attack the Islamic regime's illicit nuclear facilities.

A Saudi Arabian official urges the Gulf States to unite to confront Iran. According to the Associated Press, Saudi Arabia's deputy foreign minister says Gulf Arab states must seek full integration of key affairs such as diplomacy and defense to counter perceived threats including Iran's nuclear ambitions and Arab Spring spillover. Prince Abdul-az-iz bin Ab-dul-lah's comments highlight strong Saudi support for unity efforts among the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council. The Western-allied bloc has increasingly discussed closer coordination to battle Arab Spring-inspired opposition and confront regional rival Iran.

New American stealth fighters are stationed at Iran's back door. According to ABC News, America's most sophisticated stealth jet fighters have been quietly deployed to an allied base less than 200 miles from Iran's mainland. The Air Force, however, adamantly denied the jets' presence is a threat to the Middle East nation. Multiple stealth F-22 Raptors, which have never been combat-tested, are in hangars at the United Arab Emirates' Al Daf-ra Air Base, just a short hop over the Persian Gulf from Iran's southern border. Air Force spokesperson Lt. Col. John Dorrian stressed that the F-22s were simply taking part in a scheduled deployment and are "not a threat to Iran."

The Bible says in Matthew 24:6: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.…

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London mayor says the European Union is headed for a new dark age (Second Coming Watch Update #349MP)

2013-05-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 52s

London mayor says the European Union is headed for a new dark age. In an op-ed article published in The Canberra Times, Boris Johnson, the mayor of London, England, said that the problems in Greece are only the beginning of worse things to come. Using the example of the Roman Empire, he warned against Europeans being arrogant and forgetful of past lessons. He wrote, "Every day we read of fresh horrors: of once proud families queuing for bread, of people in agony because the government has run out of money to pay for cancer drugs. Pensions are being cut, living standards are falling, unemployment is rising, and the suicide rate is now the highest in the EU." He called for the EU to be broken up in to two smaller unions and said the continued unity of European countries would "consign the continent to a democratic dark ages."

Israel moves army tanks closer to Egyptian border. According to Ynet News, the IDF has deployed Armored forces near the Israel-Egypt border, moving tanks closer to the fence. The unusual move followed Monday's terror attack on defense contractor crews building the new security fence. Ynet was able to document the presence of Israeli tanks in close proximity to the border - maneuvers which are barred by Jerusalem's peace treaty with Cairo.

Hindus brutally attack Christians in India. According to Asia News, Hindu ultranationalists attacked Evangelist Baidhare, the pastor of the Pentecostal Fellowship Prayer group, and 12 Christian families in his community. The Global Council of Indian Christians said the attack "is meant to terrify the Christian minority. They want to repeat what happened in 2008, with the anti-Christian pogroms in the Kandhamal district." About 50 Hindus attacked the families, injuring 20 people, young and old, attempted to rape a few girls, and looted their homes. The families have since fled the area.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.

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God's Prophetic Program for Israel, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #288MP)

2013-05-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 31s

Signs of His Coming: Crisis in Europe may lead to violent uprisings | A New Mexico court says Christians can be ordered to violate their beliefs | Israel discovers yet another giant off-shore oil and gas field

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "A Closer Look at God's Program for Israel (part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be aware that we are in a spiritual battle. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 22) -- Satan is Already Defeated".

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Israel says it 'won't rest until Iran drops uranium enrichment' (Second Coming Watch Update #348MP)

2013-05-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 14s

Israel says it 'won't rest until Iran drops uranium enrichment'. According to the Jerusalem Post, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya'alon said that Israel will not rest until Iran gives up its uranium enrichment program. While speaking at a conference in northern Israel, he said, "One way or another, the nuclear program must be stopped, and not necessarily by war. That would be the last move."

New book on prophecy says the antichrist may arise from the Middle East. New York Times bestselling author Joel Richardson steps into the debate surrounding the identity of the antichrist with his new book, Mideast Beast: The Scriptural Case for an Islamic Antichrist. According to a book review published on World Net Daily, "The author shows that he has a firm grasp on the core of Bible prophecy teaching and makes some compelling observations with regard to traditional understandings." His theory has met with strong resistance by two divergent groups: Muslims (of course), and teachers of Bible prophecy, many of whom are invested in an Antichrist of European heritage. The book was released on July 5th and retails for $25.95

Some believe that Muslims are demanding that 20 churches in Indonesia be shut down. According to the Jakarta Globe, Indonesian Home Affairs Minister Gam-a-wan Fau-zi said he was disheartened by "rumored" demands to close 20 churches in Aceh, explaining that local residents need to accept that Indonesia is a pluralistic nation with more than one recognized religion. The minister was responding to a report that residents of the conservative Islamic province have demanded the closure of 20 churches. Last month, 16 storefront churches were shut down in the Aceh Sing-kil district amid demands from local Muslim groups. Fau-zi warned Aceh residents to resist religious intolerance.

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.

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God's Prophetic Program for Israel, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #287MP)

2013-05-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 58s

Signs of His Coming: The formation of an EU superstate with Germany in charge may be just around the corner | World Health Organization says untreatable gonorrhea is spreading around the world | Locust swarms are moving through North Africa

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "A Closer Look at God's Program for Israel (part 2)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be aware that we are in a spiritual battle. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 21) -- Knowing Our Armor".

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God's Prophetic Program for Israel, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #286MP)

2013-05-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 31s

Signs of His Coming: The United Nations is pushing hard for control over the Internet | Pakistan conducts fifth missile test in weeks | New reports raise alarm about Iran’s nuclear program

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "A Closer Look at God's Program for Israel (part 1)" from John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be aware that we are in a spiritual battle. In light of that, please listen to what Dr. David Jeremiah writes in his book titled "I Never Thought I'd See the Day". The title of this section is "When Christians Wouldn't Know They Were in a War (Part 20) -- Satan Has Limitations".

+ Plus, listen to the Christian Gospel Choir singing "Just Over in the Glory Land"

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Chinese police raid house church and arrest 17 people (Second Coming Watch Update #347MP)

2013-05-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 54s

Chinese police raid house church and arrest 17 people. According to ChinaAid, a baptism service at a Han Chinese house church in China's western region of Xin-jiang was raided by local officials and police who detained 17 Christians. More than 20 Christians, including the house church leader and those who were to be baptized, had just started gathering at the meeting site when two police officers burst into the meeting. Shortly thereafter, officials in charge of religion and domestic security protection took 17 believers into custody and held them until 7 p.m. The husband of one of the detainees was required to sign a guarantee that his wife would no longer attend the house church's meetings. Police ordered the church to stop holding meetings.

Churches in Great Britain could face legal ramifications for opposition to homosexual marriage. According to The Christian Institute, a Government Justice Minister has admitted that churches that don't wish to conduct same-sex marriages could face legal problems. Crispin Blunt said it would be hard to guarantee that clergy would not face court challenges if they refused to preside over same-sex unions. Even though he said the government is "seeking to protect, indeed, proscribe religious organisations from offering homosexual marriage," ministers insisted that the controversial change would go ahead by 2015.

Russia is sending missile defence system to Syria. According to The Guardian, a Russian arms dealer has said his company is shipping missile defence systems to Syria that could be used to combat international intervention in the country. An-a-to-ly Is-ay-kin, the general director of Roso-boron-export, said the advanced defensive missile systems could be used to shoot down planes or sink ships. He told the New York Times, "I would like to say these mechanisms are really a good means of defence, a reliable defence against attacks from the air or sea. This is not a threat, but whoever is planning an attack should think about this."

You can read these stories in-depth and get more prophecy-related news at www.secondcomingherald.com.

In closing, remember the words of the Lord in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come." Matthew 24:44 says, "Therefore be ye also ready: for in such an hour as ye think not the Son of man cometh."

If you are not ready, John 3:16 says "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." May I encourage you to accept Jesus Christ as your Saviour today so that you can be ready for Jesus Christ's return.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Spiritual Rule of Christ, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #285)

2013-05-17 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 24s

Signs of His Coming: Cyclone kills 7 in Sri Lanka; thousands displaced | UN representative poses with map of ‘Palestine’ (Israel is absent) | U.S. sees China’s missile launch as test of anti-satellite capabilities

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Spiritual Rule of Christ, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians being on guard against false doctrine creeping into the church

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Palestinians attack plans for Jewish prayer; Locust swarms in Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #346)

2013-05-16 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 13s

1. According to The Times of Israel, Palestinians from across the political spectrum attacked reported Israeli government plans to allow Jewish prayer on Jerusalem's Temple Mount. On May 8, the Knesset's Interior Committee, headed by Mi-ri Re-gev, debated the long-standing unofficial ban on Jewish prayer on the Temple Mount, revered as the site of both Jewish temples and currently administered by Muslims.

2. According to NBC News, Israel’s Negev Desert is alive with locusts. Huge swarms of the newly hatched critters have begun marching across the sand, devouring everything in their path. With the help of high-tech irrigation methods, much of Israel's desert has been transformed into lush farmland that supplies supermarkets across the country with fresh produce. But the swarm of locusts, which locals say is the worst infestation in decades, is threatening crops and farms.

3. According to Reuters, Qatar, which has taken a lead in arming the Syrian opposition, is coordinating with the CIA and has tightened control of the arms flow to keep weapons sent to Syrian rebels out of the hands of al Qaeda-linked Islamist fighters.

4. According to The Associated Press, Russian President Vladimir Putin met Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday for talks that focused on the situation in Syria, amid concerns that Moscow could soon provide Damascus with advanced missiles. Israeli officials have asked Russia to stop what they say is an imminent delivery of Russian S-300 air defense systems to Syria.

5. According to Fox News, a Lebanese man was sentenced to 300 lashes with a whip and six years in prison for his role in helping a Saudi woman convert to Christianity and flee the kingdom in the latest example of the religious intolerance that grips the region.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:23: "And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Spiritual Rule of Christ, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #284)

2013-05-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 47s

Signs of His Coming: ‘Moderate’ Palestinian leader: ‘if we had nuclear weapons, we’d use them against Israel’ | Syrian official says Golan Heights belong to Syria | 2 new diseases could both spark global outbreaks

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Spiritual Rule of Christ, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming. + Plus, listen to Paul Baloche singing "Almighty"…

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Immigration reform could set up biometric database in U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #345)

2013-05-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 12m 29s

1. According to Wired Magazine, the immigration reform measure the U.S. Senate is currently debating would create a national biometric database of virtually every adult in the U.S., in what privacy groups fear could be the first step to a ubiquitous national identification system. Buried in the more than 800 pages of the bipartisan legislation is language mandating the creation of the innocuously-named "photo tool," a massive federal database administered by the Department of Homeland Security and containing names, ages, Social Security numbers and photographs of everyone in the country with a driver's license or other state-issued photo ID.

2. According to Reuters, a militant Palestinian group in Damascus said it is forming combat units to try to recapture Israeli-occupied territory, in particular the Golan Heights, after Syrian President Bashar Assad and Hezbollah said that they would support such operations. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said it was preparing for new operations after nearly 40 years of quiet on the Israel-Syria border.

3. According to Reuters, the United Nations has said that some 800,000 people will require food aid in Niger in the coming months despite a good harvest last year due to problems supplying cereals to markets, which have pushed up prices, and an influx of Malian refugees. The U.N. office for humanitarian coordination said they would need food from now until the start of the rainy season, which is usually in June, July and August.

4. According to The Associated Press, Russia defended its sales of anti-aircraft systems to the regime of Syrian President Bashar Assad, just days after joining forces with the U.S. for a new push to end Syria's civil war through negotiations. Russian Foreign Minister Ser-gey Lav-rov avoided saying whether those sales included advanced S-300 batteries.

5. According to The Associated Press, Turkey's prime minister vowed on Sunday that his country won't be drawn into Syria's civil war, despite twin car bombings the government believes were carried out by a group of Turks with close ties to pro-government groups in Syria. The bombings left 46 people dead and marked the biggest incident of violence across the border since the start of Syria's bloody civil war, raising fears of Turkey being pulled deeper into a conflict that threatens to destabilize the region.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17: "or this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Political Rule of Christ (The Prophet Daniel's Report #283)

2013-05-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 42s

Signs of His Coming: N. Korea nuclear arsenal seen as matter of when, not if | Strong earthquake jolts southern Iran, 15 injured | Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood rallies against Israel

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Political Rule of Christ" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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A Call for Spiritual Purity (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 4)

2013-05-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 27m 52s

TEXT: Revelation 2:18-29

Today, we come to the fourth sermon in our series on the messages that Christ gave the church for the end times. This letter was written to the church at Thyatira. Thyatira was founded as a military outpost by one of the generals of Alexander the Great. The city had no natural fortifications. It was a rather small city compared to others in Asia Minor; so small in fact that one scholar remarked that "the longest letter to the churches is addressed to the least significant city."

Because of its location along trade routes, Thyatira became a prosperous commercial center. Archaeological inscriptions reveal that there were numerous trade guilds; these were organized unions of weavers, tanners, cobblers, bronze and pottery workers. Thyatira's most well-known Christian convert was Lydia who is mentioned in Acts 16, a merchant who exported clothing colored with Thyatira's unique purple dye.

Despite its seemingly insignificant location, the church at Thyatira had several good things going for it as we see from Jesus' first words to this church.

1. First, notice Christ's commendation of this church. As he does in the other letters, Jesus Christ opens this letters by commending the church for what they are doing well. He says, "I know thy works, and charity, and service, and faith, and thy patience, and thy works; and the last to be more than the first."

2. Notice Christ's correction of this church. Jesus Christ says that the church at Thyatira, "sufferest (or allowed) that woman Jezebel, which calleth herself a prophetess, to teach and to seduce my servants to commit fornication, and to eat things sacrificed unto idols."

3. Notice Christ's confrontation of this church. In verses 21 and 22 of our passage, Jesus Christ says, "I gave her space to repent of her fornication; and she repented not. Behold, I will cast her into a bed, and them that commit adultery with her into great tribulation, except they repent of their deeds."…

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Hezbollah to receive weapons from Syria; 'Beemageddon' could cripple U.S. agriculture (Second Coming Watch Update #344)

2013-05-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 31s

1. According to The Associated Press, the chief of the Lebanese militia said defiantly that Syria will supply "game-changing" weapons to Hezbollah, just days after Israeli airstrikes on Damascus targeted shipments of advanced Iranian weapons possibly bound for the group. Sheik Has-san Nas-rall-ah said, "Syria will give the resistance special weapons it never had before." Nas-rall-ah said the shipments of new types of weapons would serve as the Syrian reaction to Israel's airstrikes. Syria has long been a conduit for Iranian weapons bound for Hezbollah.

2. According to Quartz Magazine, the United States could soon be facing the possible collapse of the $30 billion honey bee economy. Since 2006, honey bees responsible for pollinating more than 100 crops -- from apples to zucchini -- have been dying by the tens of millions. As a new report from the US Department of Agriculture details, scientists are still struggling to pinpoint the cause of the Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) and time is running out. The report states, "Currently, the survivorship of honey bee colonies is too low for us to be confident in our ability to meet the pollination demands of U.S. agricultural crops." CCD has wiped out some 10 million bee hives worth $2 billion over the past six years. The death rate for colonies has hit 30% annually in recent years and there are now about 2.5 million honey bee colonies in the US, down from 6 million in 1947 and 3 million in 1990. The so called "bee-mageddon" may soon cause the collapse of the agriculture industry causing global food shortages and economic instability.

3. According to Agence France-Presse, a Mexican volcano has spewed ash over several towns in the central state of Puebla, just 35 miles southeast of Mexico City, but the country's capital was spared. The volcano blew a huge stack of smoke that went 10,500 feet skyward. A one-inch thick carpet of ash covered nearby towns, forcing people to wear masks. The National Disaster Prevention Center said that ash also fell in the state capital of Puebla.

4. According to The Jerusalem Post, Iran has vowed to respond to Israel's alleged airstrikes in Syria earlier this week with "blows under the belt in several locations." In a message from Iran's spiritual leader, related to Syrian President Bashar Assad by Iranian envoy Ali Sa-le-hi, the Islamic Republic promised "full and unlimited support politically, militarily, and economically, to the Syrian leadership and people, against the terrorists, Israel, the U.S., and all who dare attack this country." The message also said that Tehran recognizes that the real target behind Israel's alleged attacks on Syrian soil were Iran and Hezbollah.

5. According to The Jerusalem Post, El-ha-nan Glatt, the director-general of the Israeli Religious Services Ministry said they are working on ways to allow Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. The Internal Affairs and Environment Committee held a special meeting on prayer at the Temple Mount. Committee chairwoman Miri Regev said, "It cannot be that in the State of Israel, Jews need to stand aside. The Temple Mount should be a place where people of any religion can pray." The Temple Mount is a mainstream issue in the heart of the Jewish People, who have prayed to return to Jerusalem for thousands of years.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 3:13: "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Reign of the Saints, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #282)

2013-05-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 38s

Signs of His Coming: Israel asks Russia not to sell advanced air shield to Syria | Crop-destroying Cassava disease spreading across Africa at alarming rate | SARS-like virus detected in France

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Reign of the Saints (Part 2)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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"Federal Europe" to be a reality within a few years; Jerusalem mayor says no to Palestinian rule in city (Second Coming Watch Update #343)

2013-05-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 58s

1. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, European Commission president, Jose Manuel Barroso, said a fully fledged federal Europe may seem like "political science fiction" today but will soon become reality for all European Union countries whether inside or outside the euro. He has fanned the flames of British debate over EU membership by insisting that fiscal union in the eurozone will lead to "intensified political union" for all 27 member states.

2. According to The Times of Israel, Jerusalem's mayor Nir Bar-kat has ruled out any notion of Palestinian rule in the capital and says it is 'ridiculous' that Jews can't pray on the Temple Mount. In arguably the most candid and forthright interview he has given since winning office in 2008, Bar-kat suggested that if the Palestinians wanted a capital in Jerusalem they could rename Ramallah "Jerusalem" or "northern Jerusalem." He said, "it was in Jerusalem's DNA to be a united city, under sole Jewish rule."

3. According to the Washington Times, the Department of Homeland Security said that Middle East and North Africa based criminal hackers are preparing cyberattacks against the websites of high-profile U.S. government agencies, banks and other companies. The department said the attacks, dubbed Operation USA, are set to begin this week. A homeland security bulletin said that "Operation USA poses a limited threat of temporarily disrupting U.S. websites," defacing websites or temporarily knocking them offline. More dangerous, though, is the developing alliance that the attacks seem to forebode between criminal hackers and violent Islamic extremists.

4. According to The Associated Press, President Bashar Assad's regime has given a Palestinian militant group the go-ahead to set up missiles to attack Israel in the wake of recent Israeli airstrikes on the Syrian capital. Syria has hinted at possible retribution against Israel since the Jewish state carried out the airstrikes over the weekend, although official government statements have been relatively mild.

5. According to the Associated Press, China launched a peace proposal amid visits from the leaders of Israel and the Palestinian Authority, in a sign of its desire for a larger role in the Middle East. Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was welcomed by his Chinese counterpart in Beijing on Monday, as Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu began a visit to the eastern financial hub of Shanghai. Netanyahu is due in Beijing on Wednesday following Abbas's departure a day earlier. During his meeting with Abbas, the Chinese president introduced a 4-point peace proposal. T

The Bible says in Philippians 3:20: "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Reign of the Saints, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #281)

2013-05-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 32s

Signs of His Coming: Russia, China express alarm after Israel hits Syria | Iran: Quake rattles region near nuke reactor | Billions of locust eggs hatch in the Negev; could cause future crisis

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Reign of the Saints (Part 1)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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Israeli strikes on Syria could lead to larger war; 42 soldiers dead from Israeli strike (Second Coming Watch Update #342)

2013-05-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 0s

1. According to Bloomberg News, Syria threatened retaliation against Israel after an aerial strike on the outskirts of Damascus caused explosions that rocked the capital, increasing the risk of a wider regional conflict. Syria's Deputy Foreign Minister told CNN that the airstrikes were a "declaration of war" and that the government would retaliate in its own time. The country's Information Minister said that Syria would use "any means" to protect its people. Syria has deployed rocket batteries directed toward Israel. In the meantime, Israel has reiterated that the strike was directed against Hezbollah, not the Syrian regime.

2. According to the Associated Press, a group of anti-regime activists citing information from military hospitals said Israel's weekend airstrike on a military complex near the Syrian capital of Damascus killed at least 42 Syrian soldiers. The Syrian government has not released a death toll, but Syrian state media have reported casualties in Sunday's pre-dawn airstrike, Israel's third strike inside Syria so far this year. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said about 150 soldiers are normally stationed in the area that was targeted, but that it was not clear how many were there at the time of the strike.

3. According to Defense Update, a new Pentagon assessment of Iran's military power maintains that in two years time, Iran could flight-test an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of striking the United States, given "sufficient foreign assistance", is provided to Tehran. The new assessment reiterated a longstanding estimate of the U.S. intelligence community. Iran could test such a missile by 2015 with assistance from nations like North Korea, China or Russia. An unclassified portion of the annual report on the military power of Iran also states that Iran is continuing to develop both the "technological capabilities applicable to nuclear weapons" and "ballistic missiles that could be adapted to deliver nuclear weapons."

4. According to Sky News, a new antibiotic-resistant form of gonorrhea could be 'worse than Aids' according to some U.S. doctors. Gonorrhea HO41 was first detected in a female in Japan two years ago and William Smith from the U.S. National Coalition of STD Directors (NCSD) warns that "the potential for disaster is great." He told CNBC, "It's an emergency situation. As time moves on, it's getting more hazardous." The new strain of gonorrhea resists existing drugs and the NCSD has asked the U.S. government for an extra $53 million in funding to prepare. This disease may be a lot worse than Aids in the short run because the bacteria is more aggressive and will affect more people quickly.

5. According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Navy says envoys from 41 nations have gathered in Bahrain to begin anti-mine drills in the Persian Gulf amid efforts by Iran to expand its naval presence there. The U.S.-led exercises, which run through May 30, mark the second major show of maritime cooperation in the Gulf in less than a year. Although the Navy says the drills are not specifically tailored to counter Iranian threats, Iran has previously warned it could block critical Gulf oil routes in retaliation for Western sanctions over Tehran's nuclear program. Iran also has sought to expand its naval capabilities, including plans to launch new submarines.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:5: "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."

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Breaking Prophecy News; Will There be Any Sin in the Kingdom? (The Prophet Daniel's Report #280)

2013-05-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 10s

Signs of His Coming: Israel strikes Syria again, bombing weapons stockpile near Damascus | Report: Pentagon’s upgraded ‘bunker buster’ can destroy Iran’s underground nuclear facility | Israeli and Palestinian leaders head to China

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Will There be Any Sin in the Kingdom?" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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A Virus in the Church: A Warning Against Deception (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 3)

2013-05-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 36s

TEXT: Revelation 2:12-17

Today, we are continuing our series on the messages that Christ gave the church for the end times. We have already looked at his message to the church at Ephesus and his message to the church at Smyrna. Now, we are going to look at Christ's message to the church at Per-ga-mos.

Pergamos was another major city in the Roman province of Asia, or what we call today Asia Minor. When it came to splendor, Smith's Bible Dictionary says that Pergamos ranked first among all the cities in Asia. The city was well-noted for its massive library that held over two hundred thousand books. It was also a major center of religious worship in the Roman empire. The city had temples dedicated to four Roman gods as well as a temple to the Roman Caesar.

What really set Pergamos apart was its temple to a deity known as As-cle-pi-os. As-cle-pi-os was the Roman god of healing and knowledge. At this temple, there was also a medical school. And because of the fame of this temple, sick people from all over the Roman empire flocked to Pergamos. William Barclay writes that "Sufferers were allowed to spend the night in the darkness of the temple. In the temple there were tame snakes. In the night the sufferer might be touched by one of these tame and harmless snakes as it glided over the ground on which he lay. The touch of the snake was held to be the touch of the god himself, and the touch was held to bring health and healing."

In the midst of this city, we find the church of Pergamos. Christ commends this church because it has held fast to the faith in the midst of the paganism that is surrounding it. He particularly calls out one saint named Antipas who was martyred. We do not know much about Antipas besides what this verse tells us. Antipas' name means "against all". He was a faithful martyr who stood against all of the evil in his city to the very end, and Christ commends him, and the church for not denying the faith during that time of persecution.

However, Christ has a problem with this church. In the middle of a city where people are coming from all over the world to seek healing from a false deity, the church itself is sick. The church is infected. Satan was unable to get the Christians at Pergamos to deny the faith through persecution, so he has infected the church with two dangerous viruses. Let's look at these viruses.

1. The first virus is the virus of idolatry. Jesus writes to this church, "I have a few things against thee, because thou hast there them that hold the doctrine of Balaam, who taught Balac to cast a stumblingblock before the children of Israel, to eat things sacrificed unto idols..."

2. The second virus is the virus of immorality. Jesus tells this church that he has a "few things against them" because they tolerate those who "hold the doctrine of Balaam" which taught Israel "to commit fornication." Christ also says, "So hast thou also them that hold the doctrine of the Nicolaitanes, which thing I hate."

3. Let's look at what Jesus Christ tells this church to do. In verse 16, Jesus says, "Repent; or else I will come unto thee quickly, and will fight against them with the sword of my mouth." Christ calls on the members of the church of Pergamos to stop tolerating this group of false teachers and their dangerous doctrine.…

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Israel strikes Syria; N. Korea may soon be able to reach U.S. with nukes (Second Coming Watch Update #341)

2013-05-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 40s

1. According to the Associated Press, Israeli officials confirmed on Saturday that the country's air force carried out a strike against Syria which targeted a shipment of advanced missiles bound for the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah. The officials said the attack took place early Friday and targeted sophisticated "game-changing" weapons. One official said the target was a shipment of advanced, long-range ground-to-ground missiles. It was not immediately clear where the airstrike took place, or whether the air force carried out the strike from Lebanese or Syrian airspace. The Israeli officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were discussing a secret military operation.

2. According to Reuters, a new Pentagon report to Congress said that North Korea's continuing development of nuclear technology and long-range ballistic missiles will move it closer to its stated goal of being able to hit the United States with an atomic weapon. The report, the first version of an annual Pentagon assessment required by law, said North Korea's Tae-po-dong-2 missile, with continued development, might ultimately be able to reach parts of the United States carrying a nuclear payload if configured as an intercontinental ballistic missile.

3. According to Haaretz, U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel reportedly told his Israeli counterparts that the Obama administration would examine military options against Iran more closely following the Islamic Republic's upcoming elections, and their possible ramifications on the country's nuclear program. According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Hagel, together with other senior American officials, reached an understanding with Israel during the defense secretary's recent visit to Israel. Apparently, the two countries would conduct a joint situation assessment following the elections, and that if diplomatic channels are ruled out, efforts will be shifted to a more detailed discussion of military options. The report also stated that the United States has redesigned its "bunker buster" bomb, that should be able to penetrate the underground nuclear enrichment facilities at Iran's Fordow plant.

4. According to Reuters, Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The Saudi Health Ministry said the seven cases were discovered in the Eastern Province. The novel coronavirus is from the same family of viruses as those that cause common colds and the one that caused the deadly outbreak of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome that first emerged in Asia in 2003.

5. According to the Jewish Daily Forward, a report by the Church of Scotland, published this week, denies any special privilege for the Jewish people in the land of Israel. The church, which in recent years has jettisoned its once philo-semitic character, opened a wide rift with the Scottish Jewish community with the report. Among other controversial statements, the report argues that, "Christians should not be supporting any claims by Jews, or any other people, to an exclusive or even privileged divine right to possess particular territory." The report acknowledges that the Church of Scotland was once a believer in the right of the Jews to the ancient land of Israel and a Scottish minister, Alexander Keith, may even have coined the famous phrase: "A land without a people, for a people without a land." However, the latest report makes clear such affection is a thing of the past.

The Bible says in Acts 1:11 that after the disciples watched Jesus ascend into Heaven, two angels appeared to them and said, "Ye men of Galilee, why stand ye gazing up into heaven? this same Jesus, which is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come in like manner as ye have seen him go into heaven."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Names of Satan (The Prophet Daniel's Report #279)

2013-05-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 5s

Signs of His Coming: Netanyahu: Conflict over recognition, not land | Sudan intensifies arrests and deportations of Christians | Computers that can be controlled by the brain inch closer to mainstream

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Names of Satan" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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Humanity faces final century on Earth; Israel holds surprise drills (Second Coming Watch Update #340)

2013-05-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 7s

1. According to MSN News, as one renowned physicist urges us all to go into space to save ourselves, others are actually agreeing that humans may become extinct stating that this could be humanity's final century on Earth. A team of deep-reaching philosophers, scientists and mathematicians at Oxford University's Institute for the Future of Humanity, are finding more and more evidence for this conclusion. In a forthcoming paper titled "Existential Risk as Global Priority," institute director Nick Bostrom and his mission crew explore today's risk of premature human extinction. Synthetic biology, nanotechnology and machine intelligence are areas that have contributed greatly to our quality of life, but also greatly threaten our future life. We face nuclear destruction and, as we’ve been hearing for years, environmental Armageddon.

2. According to the Jerusalem Post, in the shadow of ongoing tensions along the border, the Israeli Defense Forces launched a large-scale surprise drill, calling up 2,000 reservists to the North as a test of its ability to quickly engage Hezbollah in Lebanon. The drill, which will last until Thursday and will involve live-fire exercises, is aimed at assessing the army's readiness and operational flexibility. It is the first exercise held on this large of a scale for several years, and comes amid tensions with Hezbollah and ongoing instability in neighboring Syria.

3. According to the Washington Post, senior administration officials say that President Obama is preparing to send lethal weaponry to the Syrian opposition and has taken steps to assert more aggressive U.S. leadership among allies and partners seeking the ouster of President Bashar al-Assad. The officials said they are moving toward the shipment of arms but emphasized that they are still pursuing political negotiation. To that end, the administration has launched an effort to convince Russian President Vladimir Putin that the probable use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government -- and the more direct outside intervention that could provoke -- should lead him to reconsider his support of Assad.

4. According to Charisma News, the Pentagon has released a statement confirming that soldiers could be prosecuted for promoting their faith in the military. The statement reads, in part: "Religious proselytization is not permitted within the Department of Defense. Court martials and non-judicial punishments are decided on a case-by-case basis." The statement, which was released to Fox News, follows a Breitbart News report on Pentagon appointees meeting with anti-Christian activist Mikey Weinstein to develop court-martial procedures to punish Christians in the military who express or share their faith. Weinstein is the head of the Military Religious Freedom Foundation, and says Christians -- including chaplains -- sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ in the military are guilty of treason, and of committing an act of spiritual rape as serious a crime as sexual assault. He also asserted that Christians sharing their faith in the military are enemies of the Constitution.

5. According to the Associated Press, the leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah militant group said that Syrian rebels will not be able to defeat President Bashar Assad's regime militarily, warning that Syria's "real friends," including his Iranian-backed militant group, were ready to intervene on the government's side. Hezbollah, a powerful Shiite Muslim group, is known to back Syrian regime fighters in Shiite villages near the Lebanon border against the mostly Sunni rebels fighting to topple Assad. The comments by Sheik Hassan Nasrallah were the strongest indication yet that his group was ready to get far more involved to rescue Assad's embattled regime.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 21:28: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 8 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #278)

2013-05-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 17s

Signs of His Coming: Netanyahu: Iran hasn’t crossed nuclear “red line” | Iran: Israel to be ‘wiped out’ if it attacks Hezbollah | Palestinian kills Israeli in West Bank; Israel kills militant in Gaza

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 8" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Impe on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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Israeli minister calls on U.S. to intervene in Syria; Calif. schools test palm scanners (Second Coming Watch Update #339)

2013-04-30 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 11m 14s

1. According to the Associated Press, an Israeli Cabinet minister has called on the United States to intervene in the Syrian civil war after intelligence organizations reported the use of chemical weapons. The U.S has warned such weapons cross a red line and last week said the weapons were probably used. Israel says they were definitely used. Environment Minister A-mir Pe-retz said action should have been taken long ago due to the high civilian death toll. He added, "We expect whoever defines red lines will also do what is needed, first and foremost the U.S. and of course the entire international community."

2. According to CBS Los Angeles, two schools in California are introducing palm scanners in hopes of speeding up the cafeteria lunch line. In a trial program, students are being asked to use their palm prints to register for their mid-day meals. The palm scanner works by taking a two-inch image of the vein paths on students' hands. Once that palm is scanned, the image is taken and broken down into 1's and 0's becoming a unique number for that student. Five parents have so far opted out of the program, citing privacy concerns.

3. According to United Press International, Spanish researchers said that the European Union will be unable to meet its agricultural policy goals unless it embraces genetically engineered crops. Paul Christou and colleagues at a university in Spain said studies suggest the EU's stand on genetically-modified crops is undermining its competitiveness in the agricultural sector and that of its humanitarian activities in the developing world. A de facto moratorium exists in Europe on the cultivation of genetically engineered crops such as maize, cotton and soybean, even as the same products are imported because of insufficient capacity to produce them by conventional means at home. The scientists stated that without a change in this policy, "ultimately the EU will become almost entirely dependent on the outside world for food and scientific progress because the outside world has embraced the technology which is so unpopular in Europe."

4. According to International Christian Concern, countries like North Korea, Pakistan and Somalia top the list as some of the world's worst persecutors of Christians, but none of these countries hold the highest Christian death toll. In 2012, that shameful distinction went to Nigeria where almost 70% of Christians killed globally were murdered. Because Nigeria's federal government has proven unable to protect Christians in northern Nigeria, the Movement for the Emancipation of the Niger Delta, a militant group from southern Nigeria, has threatened to begin attacking Muslims and Islamic institutions. The possibility of religious war, coupled with these overwhelming statistics makes Nigeria the deadliest place on earth to be a Christian.

5. According to Christianity Today, Christians, Muslims, and civil authorities in one area of Jerusalem have signed a local treaty of friendship that, if successful and replicated, could ease religious tensions in the Holy City and other Middle East communities. AsiaNews reports that "leaders were pushed to seek such an agreement after sectarian clashes broke out in recent months, in the wake of the establishment of a Christian subdivision in a Muslim area in East Jerusalem." The signatories of the treaty, "whose clauses range from mutual respect to conciliation in disputes over land and the construction of new housing," represent 63 Christian families from the subdivision as well as Muslim leaders from the neighborhood. This treaty is just the latest peace effort between Muslims and Christians in the Holy Land, where attacks on Christian buildings -- known as "price-tag attacks" -- have become more common.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 7 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #277)

2013-04-29 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 2s

Signs of His Coming: China and France agree to push for a world free of domination by one superpower | Afghanistan: freak hailstone storm kills three, grounds aircraft, causes major damage | Is Israel hiding a major archaeological find from the time of David? And if so, why?

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 7" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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Lebanese army increases activities; Terrorism threats on the rise in Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #338)

2013-04-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 0s

1. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Lebanese Armed Forces and United Nations troops have increased their observation activities on the Israel-Lebanon border. The increased activity came a day after the Israeli Air Force shot down a drone that flew south from Lebanon over the Mediterranean Sea about eight kilometers off the coast of Haifa. Hezbollah, who had a drone shot down by the IAF in the Negev in October, denied having sent an unmanned aerial vehicle to Israel on Thursday. According to Friday's Lebanese report, IDF troops along the Lebanese border were on high alert as well and flyovers by Israeli military planes were reported in southern Lebanon.

2. According to Reuters, the terrorism threat in Europe remains elevated, with a quarter more attacks in the European Union in 2012 than in the previous year. The annual terrorism report published by Europe's crime-fighting agency, coming less than two weeks after the bombings in Boston, identified 219 completed or failed attacks in 2012 in EU-member states, the majority in France and Spain. That was a rise of 26 percent over 2011, when 174 such attacks were reported. Europol defines a "terrorist" offence as an intentional act which may seriously damage a country or international organization when committed to intimidate a population, compel a government to act, or destabilize political, economic or social structures.

3. According to Reuters, Chinese authorities discovered the first case of a new strain of bird flu in the eastern province of the country, signaling the spread of the virus which has killed 23 people in China. Health authorities said a 65-year-old man had tested positive for the virus. Thirty-seven people who had been in close contact with the man had not shown symptoms of the flu. Chinese scientists confirmed that chickens had transmitted the flu to humans.

4. According to The Times of Israel, assessments that Iran's Revolutionary Guard forces are behind the launch of the drone into Israeli airspace are gaining momentum among Israel's political and security leaders. A report indicated that Iranian forces operate on Lebanese soil to aid Hezbollah's drone capabilities, as well as provide support to the Assad regime. Meanwhile, Washington requested that Israel show restraint to the violation of its airspace.

5. According to Reuters, Israeli soldiers fired tear gas and rubber bullets to disperse about 500 Palestinian villagers marching toward a Jewish settlement outpost in the occupied West Bank. The procession, the largest of its kind for years, followed charges by Palestinians that the Israeli settlers had attacked them twice this week. Around half a million settlers have moved to the West Bank and East Jerusalem since Israel captured the area, along with the Gaza Strip, in the 1967 Middle East War. Palestinians want the settlements gone from what they see as their future state.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 9:26: "For whoever is ashamed of Me and My words, the Son of Man will be ashamed of him when He comes in His glory and that of the Father and the holy angels."

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Israel shoots down Lebanese drone; China, India in border standoff (Second Coming Watch Update #337)

2013-04-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 53s

1. According to The Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Air Force shot down a drone over the Mediterranean Sea on Thursday off the coast of Haifa which had flown south from Lebanon. The Israeli Air Force had identified the drone flying in Lebanese airspace south towards Israel along the coast line. A squadron of F-16s and IAF helicopters were scrambled to engage the drone. After ensuring that the drone was hostile, the IAF commander gave the order to shoot it down over the Mediterranean, five miles away from Haifa. Prime Minister Netanyahu said that "Israel is prepared to deal with any threat posed from Syria or Lebanon in the air, land or sea."

2. According to Yahoo News, Chinese and Indian troops are camping 900 feet apart from each other six miles into Indian territory, according to India's External Affairs Ministry, which describes the Chinese incursion and resulting standoff as a "face to face situation." Indian media reports say that eight days ago a platoon of 50 soldiers from the Chinese People's Liberation Army crossed six miles into La-dakh, and remain in pitched tents near Burthe. China is denying the allegation, saying their soldiers have not trespassed across the effective border between the two Asian giants. The area is part of disputed territory claimed by both countries.

3. According to Reuters, the World Health Organization says that a new bird flu strain that has killed 22 people in China is "one of the most lethal" of its kind and transmits more easily to humans than another strain that has killed hundreds since 2003. The H7N9 flu has infected 108 people in China since it was first detected in March, and just a few days ago, the first case of the strain outside of China was discovered in Taiwan. Although it is not clear exactly how people are being infected, experts say they see no evidence so far of the most worrisome scenario – sustained transmission between people.

4. According to The Hindu, a 6.4-magnitude earthquake struck Papua New Guinea, but no tsunami warning was issued and no damages were immediately reported. Australian seismologists say there likely will be damage reports, but the damage will be minimal. Last week, a 6.8-magnitude earthquake rocked the country’s north but no major damage was reported.

5. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch say President Vladimir Putin is presiding over the worst era for Russian human rights since the Soviet Union. Mr. Putin, who was re-elected as president almost a year ago, stands accused of bringing in new laws to stifle criticism of his regime and adapting existing laws to silence dissent. The HRW report states that "The Russian government has unleashed a crackdown on civil society unprecedented in the country’s post-Soviet history." The publication of the reports comes at a time of mounting pressure for Mr. Putin.

Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:26-27: "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #276)

2013-04-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 10s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Chinese and Japanese ships cluster around disputed islands | Earthquake rocks eastern Afghanistan | Hagel: U.S. and Israel must remain closer than ever

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 6" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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Israel: Iran has crossed nuclear 'red line'; Radioactive gases found from N. Korea nuke test (Second Coming Watch Update #336)

2013-04-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 11s

1. According to The Times of Israel, Major General Amos Yadlin, a former head of IDF Military Intelligence, said that Iran has essentially crossed the "red line" set by Israel for its nuclear activity, and the coming few months will be a crucial period. Speaking at a security conference in Tel Aviv, Yadlin said that "for all intents and purposes, Iran has crossed Israel's red line. In the summer, Iran will be a month or two away from deciding about a bomb." He said that unless there is a drastic increase in international pressure on the Islamic Republic, Iran will continue to expand its nuclear program.

2. According to Reuters, radioactive gases that could have come from North Korea's nuclear test in February have unexpectedly been detected, possibly providing the first "smoking gun" evidence of the explosion. The April 9 measurement -- almost two months after North Korea said it had carried out the underground detonation -- gave no indication of whether plutonium or highly enriched uranium was used, it said. The time that had passed before the so-called noble gases were picked up made it "very difficult" to distinguish between the two fissile materials.

3. According to Ynet News, a French newspaper reported that Jordan has decided to allow Israel to use its airspace in order to monitor the situation in Syria and even attack the country's chemical facilities, if the need arose. The French newspaper's website noted two routes to be opened to Israel: a southern route from the Negev and a route via Amman. Opening Jordanian airspace would mean Israel can avoid flying over southern Lebanon. The report has not yet been corroborated by other sources.

4. According to The New York Times, two Syrian archbishops from Aleppo were abducted while traveling outside that besieged northern city, making them the most senior church clerics to become entangled as victims in the two-year-old civil war. The government and insurgent groups blamed each other for the abduction of the two clerics, the Syrian Orthodox archbishop, John I-bra-him, and the Greek Orthodox archbishop, Paul Ya-zi-gi. Activists reached by telephone in the Aleppo area said the pair's vehicle had been waylaid in the countryside by armed men who shot their driver. Many of the 2.2 million Christians in Syria believe that their rights will not be protected if the rebels overthrow Assad.

5. According to Reuters, Russia is studying changes to the U.S. missile defense program, but still wants guarantees that the system would not be used against Russia. U.S. and NATO plans to build an anti-missile shield around Western Europe to protect against attack from Iran and North Korea have been a major irritant in relations with Russia, which fears the system's interceptors could eventually shoot down its own long-range nuclear missiles. The Pentagon said last month it would station additional missile interceptors in Alaska in response to North Korean threats and at the same time forgo a new type of interceptor that would have been deployed in Europe.

Jesus Christ said in Matthew 26:64: "Hereafter shall ye see the Son of man sitting on the right hand of power, and coming in the clouds of heaven."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #275)

2013-04-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 58s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Hagel: Israel, US see Iran threat 'exactly the same' | China deploys anti-ship missile off Taiwan, stifling possible U.S. efforts to support island | S. Korea: North moves two more missile launchers

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 5" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Jack Van Imper on the importance of Christians living so they will not be "ashamed' at Christ's coming.

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UN labels Iran, N. Korea as 'serious' threats; N. Korea won't give up nukes (Second Coming Watch Update #335)

2013-04-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 51s

1. According to the Associated Press, ahead of a round of major nuclear talks, five major powers labeled North Korea and Iran as "serious challenges" to the world's nuclear security, citing their repeated defiance of international obligations. Senior diplomats with the UN Security Council's five permanent members singled out North Korea's nuclear test in February and Iran's "continued pursuit of certain nuclear activities" as among the biggest threats to the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty, the world's most important pact on preventing the spread of nuclear arms. A joint statement by Britain, China, France, Russia and the United States also called for establishing the Middle East as a zone free of nuclear weapons.

2. According to Reuters, North Korea reiterated on Saturday that it would not give up its nuclear weapons, rejecting a U.S. condition for talks although it said it was willing to discuss disarmament. North Korea, in a sign of a possible end to weeks of heightened hostility on the Korean peninsula, offered the United States and South Korea a list of conditions for talks, including the lifting of U.N. sanctions. But the United States said it was awaiting "clear signals" that North Korea would halt its nuclear weapons activities. However, the North stated, "The U.S. should not think about the denuclearization on the peninsula before the world is denuclearized."

3. According to the Jerusalem Post, the U.S. Department of Defense is nearing the finalization of a $10 billion arms deal with Israel, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. A New York Times report said the arms sale is aimed at bolstering defenses against possible future Iranian threats. Under the deal, Israel would be permitted to purchase from American contractors refueling tanker planes, "anti-radiation" missiles that target air-defense radars, new advanced radars for jets and the V-22 Osprey aircraft. The deal also reportedly will include $3 billion dollars in military aid to Israel this fiscal year.

4. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, Israel has threatened to intervene in the Syrian conflict, saying it could act to prevent chemical and other weapons from getting into the hands of militant Islamist groups. Benjamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, said more heavily armed militants on Israel's border could redefine its security position. In an interview with the BBC, he added, "We're concerned that weapons which are ground-breaking, which could change the balance of power in the Middle East, could fall into the hands of these terrorists and we always reserve the right to act to prevent that from happening."

5. According to The Associated Press, Iran's state TV says a moderate, magnitude 5.2 earthquake rattled a small town in the country's northwest region. The quake shook the town of Ta-sooj which is about 370 miles northwest of the capital, Tehran. There were no immediate reports of any damages or casualties. This is the third large earthquake in Iran in the past 10 days. Iran lies on seismic fault lines and experiences one slight quake a day on average.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36-39: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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A Letter of Comfort and Encouragement (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 2)

2013-04-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 23s

TEXT: Revelation 2:8-11

On last week, we looked at Jesus's message to the church at Ephesus. And, we saw the importance of remembering the beginning of our walk with Christ, and then getting back to our first love, and the basics of Christian doctrine. Today, we come to the letter that Christ wrote to the church at Smyrna. This ancient seaport sat about forty miles north of the city of Ephesus. Smyrna was famous for its beauty and size. Although Smyrna was very much a Roman city, it was also home to a humble body of believers who were committed to Jesus Christ. In fact, these believers were so committed to Christ, that the church at Smyrna was the only church out of the seven that Christ did not have a word of rebuke for.

Smyrna, however, was also a major center for emperor worship and it had a small but strong anti-Christian Jewish population. Life for the believers in Smyrna was anything but easy. Many of them were unemployed, unwelcome and under extreme persecution. But in the midst of their difficulties and discouragement, they received this letter -- a word of comfort and encouragement -- from Jesus Christ himself.

Of course, being fully aware of the difficulties that these Christians faced, Jesus Christ expresses His immeasurable love by sending this letter to strengthen the church at Smyrna. Allow me to share with you three important issues that Christ addresses in his letter to the church at Smyrna, as well as to all of us.

1. First of all, notice how Christ comforts this church. Jesus comforts the Christians in Smyrna by saying, "I know thy works, and tribulation, and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan." Jesus is basically saying, "I feel your pain. I know what you are going through." And there is nothing like having someone who really knows what you are going through when you are facing extreme difficulty.

2. Notice the command Christ gives this church. Jesus did not have to reprimand this church, rather he gave them a positive command: "Fear none of those things which thou shalt suffer..." Don't be afraid. This is one of the most repeated phrases in the Bible. Jesus Christ Himself uttered it twenty times in the New Testament.

3. Notice the reward that Christ promises this church. He says, "be thou faithful unto death, and I will give thee a crown of life."…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #274)

2013-04-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 3s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Major earthquake rocks southwestern China: 156 dead and 5,500 injured | U.S. troops sent to Jordan | China boasts about its military strength: report reveals 1.4 million in military | Iran: Israel incapable of military strike on us

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea demands end to sanctions; Tex. fertilizer blast wounds 160+ (Second Coming Watch Update #334)

2013-04-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 37s

1. According to the New York Times, North Korea on Thursday demanded the lifting of United Nations sanctions and an end to joint American-South Korean military exercises as preconditions for starting dialogue to defuse tensions on the Korean Peninsula. By making demands that both Washington and Seoul had no intention of accepting, North Korea signaled that it would not stand down anytime soon from a weeks-long military standoff. But the fact that North Korea has recently begun responding to U.S. and South Korean offers for dialogue has raised cautious hopes among South Korean analysts that the North might be ready to wind down weeks of hostile rhetoric that at times appeared to bring the peninsula close to a point of conflict.

2. According to CNN, a massive blast at a fertilizer plant in West, Texas, on Wednesday night killed an estimated five to 15 people, wounded more than 160, and damaged 50 to 60 homes in a 5-block area. Dr. George Smith, the city's emergency management system director, said the casualty count could spike to 60 or 70. He added, "We have two emergency medical personnel that are dead for sure, and there may be three firefighters that are dead." The site of the explosion is being treated as a crime scene until investigators determine whether it was an accident. The explosion was so powerful, that it registered as a 2.1 magnitude earthquake.

3. According to Reuters, China called on Japan on Thursday to stop sending jets up against Chinese aircraft after Japan said it had scrambled its fighters twice as often in the past year amid a territorial dispute. The number of scrambles against Chinese planes nearly doubled to 306 in the year that ended in March. China and Japan have been involved in an increasingly acrimonious stand-off over a group of uninhabited islands in the East China Sea.

4. According to First Post, a 5.0-magnitude earthquake jolted southwest China leaving nine persons injured. Some houses and businesses were damaged in the quake, but electricity and communication have not been affected.

5. According to Charisma News, a weekend of violence in the Central African Republic included three artillery shells that crashed into a church and killed seven people. At least 20 people were reported dead after gun battles in sectors of Bangui (BON-GEE), capital of the republic, where an alliance of rebel groups took power last month. Seven of the victims were attending services in the Evangelical Federation of Brothers church on Sunday.

6. According to the Associated Press, technicians upgrading Iran's main uranium enrichment facility have tripled their installations of high-tech machines that could be used in a nuclear weapons program to more than 600 in the last three months. They say the machines are not yet producing enriched uranium and some may be only partially installed. Still the move is the latest sign that 10 years of diplomatic efforts have failed to persuade Tehran to curb its uranium enrichment. Instead, Iran continues to increase its capacities.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:27: "For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #273)

2013-04-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 33s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Rockets from Egypt’s Sinai slam into southern Israeli resort town | President Obama: N. Korea can’t put nuclear warhead on missile | 5 UN agencies appeal for end to Syrian carnage

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Major earthquake strikes Iran, Pakistan; Bombs explode at Boston Marathon (Second Coming Watch Update #333)

2013-04-17 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 20s

1. According to Reuters, a major earthquake struck Iran near the border with Pakistan on Tuesday and an Iranian official said hundreds of people were feared to have been killed. Tremors from the 7.8 magnitude quake were also felt in India and the Gulf states. One official said, "It was the biggest earthquake in Iran in 40 years and we are expecting hundreds of dead."

2. According to the Boston Herald, two huge explosions rocked the Boston Marathon finish line just before 3 p.m. on Monday, killing three people and injuring 144, including several traumatic amputations. Many of those injured are children -- including an 8-year-old who was killed in the blast. Federal investigators said no one had claimed responsibility for the bombings one of the city's most famous civic holidays, Patriots Day. But the blasts among the throngs of spectators raised fears of a terrorist attack. A White House official said the bombings were being treated as an act of terrorism.

3. According to Israel National News, on the eve of Israel's Independence Day celebrations, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reminded Israelis that they have always had to fight for their freedom and their right to exist. As he commemorated fallen soldiers, he said, "Today, too, there are those who threaten to annihilate us -- they haven't succeeded in the past, they won't ever succeed." Netanyahu seemed to be alluding to Iran, which Israel believes is working toward achieving military nuclear capabilities and has issued countless threats to annihilate the Jewish state. The prime minister added, "If we have no choice, we will grasp our swords and go to battle."

4. According to Reuters, North Korea made new threats of military action as the reclusive nation celebrated the anniversary of its founder's birth, stoking tension on the peninsula with a new "ultimatum" to South Korea in the stand-off over its nuclear program. The latest statement followed threats of nuclear attacks on the United States, South Korea and Japan, after new U.N. sanctions were imposed in response to the testing of a nuclear weapon in February. The country said, "Our retaliatory action will start without any notice from now on."

5. According to NBC News and NewsOK.com, a series of earthquakes shook Oklahoma early Tuesday morning. The first, a magnitude 4.3 quake, struck at 12:56 a.m. local time around 30 miles northeast of Oklahoma City. A smaller earthquake preceded this one, and three more followed. Rumblings were felt across a wide portion of central Oklahoma, but there were no immediate reports of damage.

6. According to Christian Today, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has met with Pope Francis at the Vatican to discuss global issues and development goals. The two leaders spoke about current conflicts and serious humanitarian emergencies in Syria, the Korean peninsula, and the African continent. The Vatican said the meeting took place "to express the appreciation that the Holy See has for that organisation's central role in the preservation of peace in the world, in the promotion of the common good of humanity, and in the defence of fundamental human rights."

The Bible says in Revelation 22:12: "And, behold, I come quickly; and my reward is with me, to give every man according as his work shall be."…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #272)

2013-04-16 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 21s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: Former CIA director says Iranian, Syrian, North Korean axis must be broken | China: bird flu death toll rises to 13 | Israeli population hits 8 million on eve of 65th independence day celebrations

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Israel increases military presence in Golan; Russia builds up space defenses (Second Coming Watch Update #332)

2013-04-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 58s

1. According to Reuters, for decades, the Israel-Syria front has been quiet – but not anymore. Small Israeli military lookout posts abandoned for years have been put into action and regular military and special forces have replaced reservists at many points. Israel is worried that the Golan, which it captured from Syria in 1967, will become a springboard for attacks on Israelis by jihadi fighters, who are taking part in the armed struggle against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. In recent months, battles between Assad loyalists and rebels have raged in some villages on the Syrian foothills of the Golan, with mortar shells and machine gun fire spilling across into Israeli-occupied territory. Israel, which returned fire in some of those incidents, believes that around one in 10 of the rebels are Sunni Muslim radicals.

2. According to Bloomberg News, Russia is building a system to neutralize space weapons as it prepares to send a man to Mars and build a permanent moon base. The deputy prime minister said that Russia will have the technical means by 2030 to counteract threats from space by other countries. Until then, Russia will continue to expand its orbital capabilities to monitor potential threats and prevent rocket attacks. Russia is currently completing a new cosmodrome near the border with China to launch manned missions into space.

3. According to Reuters, a strong earthquake shook Japan on Saturday near the southwestern city of Kobe, leaving 23 people injured, seven of them seriously. No one was killed. The magnitude 6.3 quake left some homes with rooftop tiles broken and cracked walls, while goods fell off store shelves. The quake was in the area where a magnitude 7.2 quake killed more than 6,400 people in 1995.

4. According to Reuters, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry warned North Korea that it would be a "huge mistake" to test launch a medium-range missile and said the United States would never accept the reclusive country as a nuclear power. Addressing reporters after talks with South Korea's president and leaders of the 28,000-strong U.S. military contingent in the country, Kerry also said it was up to China, North Korea’s sole major ally, to “put some teeth” into efforts to press Pyongyang to abandon its nuclear ambitions.

5. According to The Jerusalem Post, the West has "hard evidence" that chemical weapons were used at least once since the two-year Syrian civil uprising against President Bashar Assad began. A western diplomat was quoted by the AFP as saying that "There are several examples where we are quite sure that shells with chemicals have been used in a very sporadic way." Another diplomat said that "quite convincing" evidence was sent to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to back the accusations made against forces loyal to Assad.

The Bible says in Revelation 1:7: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

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Get Back to the Basics (Christ's Message to the Church, Part 1)

2013-04-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 30m 3s

TEXT: Revelation 2:1-7

The Bible warns us that in the end times, many believers will "depart from the faith, giving heed to seducing spirits, and doctrines of devils." There will be a period of apostasy, wherein false teachers will begin to peddle dangerous teachings disguised a Christian doctrine. Some of these false teachers will become pastors and will lead many unsuspecting sheep away from the flock. The church will be tempted to leave behind basic truths for glamorous teachings. However, since the Bible warns us about this, it would be wise for us to take heed to such warnings, and to be on guard for such things beginning to happen.

At the beginning of the book of Revelation, Christ gives a series of seven letters to churches in seven cities in the Roman province of Asia. We are not told why these seven churches are chosen, as there were many other cities in the region that had churches. But most scholars agree that these seven were chosen to represent the church as a whole down through history. Donald Poole writes that "our Lord, by these seven churches, signifies all the churches of Christ to the end of the world; and by what he saith to them, designs to show what shall be the state of churches in all ages, and what their duty is." In other words, all of the major problems that are found in churches today are addressed in the letters to these seven churches.

Today, we are looking at the letter to the church of Ephesus. Jesus Christ congratulates this church for their hard work, their patience, and their hatred for evil. However, there are three things this church is commanded to do to stay on the right track.

1. Christ commands the Ephesians to remember how things used to be. Verse 5 reads, "Remember therefore from whence thou art fallen." Jesus wants the Ephesian believers to look back to when they first came to Jesus Christ and remember the love, the passion, and the zeal that filled their hearts then.

2. Christ commands the Ephesians to get back to their first love. He says in His letter, "I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love." The greatest commandments in the Bible are to love God with all our hearts, and to love our neighbors as ourselves. The church at Ephesus had stopped loving God supremely. And it is likely that they had stopped loving each other as well.

3. Christ commands the Ephesians to get back to their first works. He says, "Remember therefore...and do the first works." What are the first works? The first works are the basics that every Christian ought to be involved in -- things such as Bible reading, prayer, witnessing, and attending church regularly. …

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #271)

2013-04-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 44s

Signs of His Coming: Pentagon: North Korea likely can launch a nuclear missile | Tornadoes, hail, and high winds: 3 dead from fierce spring storms across U.S. | Israeli firm aims to reverse the curse of the Tower of Babel

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Earthly Kingdom of Jesus Christ - Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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U.S., S. Korea on high alert over N. Korean threat; Aftershocks rock Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #331)

2013-04-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 33s

1. According to Reuters, South Korea and the United States remained on high alert for any North Korean missile launch on Thursday as the hermit kingdom turned its attention to celebrating its ruling Kim dynasty and appeared to dial down the rhetoric of impending war. Despite North Korea's threats that it will attack U.S. bases and the South in response to any hostile acts against it, the country started to welcome a stream of visitors for Monday's birthday celebrations of its founding father Kim Il-sung. North Korea has stationed as many as five medium-range missiles on its east coast, possibly in readiness for a test launch that would demonstrate its ability to hit U.S. bases on Guam.

2. According to Euro News, scores of aftershocks, one measuring 5.4 in magnitude, have hit south-west Iran following Tuesday's deadly earthquake. Authorities say 37 people, including eight children, were killed in the 6.3 magnitude quake. Over 950 people were injured. Twelve villages and 1,000 buildings have been completely destroyed. The movement struck only 90 kilometers away from Iran's only nuclear power station. Authorities have been reassuring locals and the world that the plant is safe.

3. According to The Associated Press, the leader of an Islamic extremist rebel group in Syria pledged allegiance on Wednesday to al-Qaida and its leader for the first time. The head of the Nusra Front confirmed that his rebel group was tied to al-Qaida in Iraq in an audio message posted on militant websites. Al-Qaida in Iraq also said that it had joined forces with the Nusra Front -- the most effective of the rebel groups fighting to topple Syrian President Bashar Assad. He said the new alliance would be called the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant.

4. According to Reuters, forecasters are predicting that the 2013 hurricane season will be "above average" with 18 tropical storms expected, nine of which will become hurricanes. The leading U.S. storm research team said four of the hurricanes will be major with sustained winds of at least 111 miles per hour. An average season brings about 12 tropical storms, six hurricanes and two major hurricanes in the Atlantic, Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico. The researchers said there was a 72 percent chance that a major hurricane will hit the U.S. coast this year, compared with a historical average of 52 percent.

5. According to Reuters, Iranian media says Iran plans to build more nuclear power reactors in an earthquake-prone coastal area, just two days after a strong tremor struck the region close to its only existing plant. But the nuclear power station was unaffected by the 6.3-magnitude quake. Tehran has repeatedly rejected safety concerns about the plant, which is located in a highly seismic area on Iran's Gulf coast. The head of the Islamic state's Atomic Energy Organisation said hours after the earthquake that more reactors would be built there.

The Bible says in Jude 1:14-15: "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Symbolic Separation -- the Goats (The Prophet Daniel's Report #270)

2013-04-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 47s

Signs of His Coming: U.S. Admiral: North Korea a direct threat to America | Kerry: Iran 'cannot, will not have a nuclear weapon' | Christians in Sudan face discrimination and persecution

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Symbolic Separation -- the Goats" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea preparing for missile test; Earthquake in Iran kills 30+, injure 800 (Second Coming Watch Update #330)

2013-04-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 40s

1. According to Express News, North Korea has completed preparations for a mid-range missile launch on Wednesday from its east coast -- just hours after foreigners living in South Korea were warned to leave the country. The worrying warning came as speculation heightened that North Korea is planning to pull its ambassador out of the UK after a shipping container was pictured outside the London embassy. The official North Korean news agency said that the situation on the Korean peninsula is inching closer to a "merciless" war.

2. According to the BBC, a 6.3 magnitude earthquake struck in south-west Iran, only 55 miles away from the country's only nuclear power station. People on social media reported feeling the quake across the Gulf in Dubai and Abu Dhabi. There is no word yet on the extent of any damage.

3. According to Middle East Online, Iran unveiled a new uranium production facility and two extraction mines, only days after talks with world powers on its disputed nuclear program again ended in deadlock. President Mahmoud Ah-ma-di-ne-jad hailed the advances and boasted of mastery over "the entire chain of nuclear energy," while demanding that the work be accelerated. The announcements come after talks between Iran and six world powers on Tehran's nuclear drive failed to produce a breakthrough last week.

4. According to The Associated Press, the leader of Egypt's Coptic Orthodox Church blasted the country's Islamist president over his handling of the recent deadly sectarian violence, including an attack on the main cathedral in Cairo. The remarks by Pope Ta-wa-dros II underscore rising Muslim-Christian tensions in Egypt. They were his first direct criticism of President Mohammed Morsi since he was selected in November as the spiritual leader of Egypt's Orthodox Christians. The violence is likely to fuel the political turmoil roiling the country for the two years since the end of Mubarak's reign.

5. According to The Times of Israel, the U.S. Navy has developed a new anti-drone laser system, called the Laser Weapon System, which is designed to counter unmanned aerial vehicles and attack methods similar to those in use by Iran's navy. The system is to be deployed in the Persian Gulf on the USS Ponce for much of 2014 in what a Navy official called an "operational demonstration." Naval engineer Rear Admiral Thomas Eccles said that countries which operate "the kinds of threats this system is designed to deal with should pause" and "recognize" the "quick-reaction capability" of U.S. technology.

6. According to Euro News, Syria has rejected calls by the United Nations which wants to widen its investigation into the use of chemical weapons in the country. There is currently an advance team of UN-backed experts in Cyprus waiting for permission to enter, but the government has asked the United Nations to only look into a chemical attack in March near Aleppo which it blamed on the rebels. UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon says he wants an all-encompassing inquiry that would also look into alleged attacks in Damascus and Homs.

The Bible says in 1 John 2:28: "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Symbolic Separation -- the Sheep (The Prophet Daniel's Report #269)

2013-04-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 32s

Signs of His Coming: Japan moves missiles to shoot down N. Korean attack | Hundreds of Christians march against government in Egypt; attacked by rock-throwing mob | World Health Organization: China’s bird flu outbreak not cause for panic, despite 21 infections and 6 deaths

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Symbolic Separation -- the Sheep" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea may be preparing for missile test; Anti-semitism on the rise (Second Coming Watch Update #329)

2013-04-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 36s

1. According to The Associated Press, a top South Korean national security official said that North Korea may be setting the stage for a missile test or another provocative act with its warning that it soon will be unable to guarantee the safety of foreign diplomats. But he added that the North's clearest objective is to extract concessions from Washington and Seoul. North Korea's warning last week followed weeks of war threats and other efforts to punish South Korea and the U.S. for ongoing joint military drills, and for their support of U.N. sanctions over its nuclear test.

2. According to The Associated Press, Israeli researchers and Jewish leaders reported a 30 percent jump in anti-Semitic violence and vandalism last year and expressed alarm about the rise of far-right parties in Hungary, Greece and other countries. Following a two-year decline in the figures, the annual report on worldwide anti-Semitic incidents recorded 686 attacks in 34 countries, ranging from physical violence to vandalism of synagogues and cemeteries, compared to 526 in 2011. The report was issued at Tel Aviv University, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, an umbrella group representing Jewish communities across Europe.

3. According to The Associated Press, a senior Israeli official says world powers should give Iran an ultimatum to curb its nuclear program. Israel's minister of intelligence and strategic affairs spoke a day after Iran and six world powers failed to agree at talks in Kazakhstan on how to reduce fears Tehran might use its technology to make weapons. He said, "The time has come to present the Iranians with a military threat or some kind of red line or unequivocal ultimatum by the entire world in order to get results." He added that such a deadline should be set within weeks.

4. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, America has delayed an intercontinental ballistic missile test to avoid stoking tensions with North Korea, as fears escalated that weeks of angry rhetoric could erupt into conflict on the Korean peninsula. The Pentagon's disclosure that it would reschedule the intercontinental missile test due in California next week comes as the international community grows increasingly nervous that the situation could spiral out of control.

5. According to Russia Today, the US Geological Survey said a 6.2 magnitude earthquake was registered in the border area between Russia, China and North Korea. The epicenter of the quake was 9 kilometers from a Russian border village and about 60 kilometers northeast of the North Korean border. No casualties or damages have been reported.

The Bible says in Luke 21:9, "But when ye shall hear of wars and commotions, be not terrified: for these things must first come to pass; but the end is not by and by."

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What to Do While We Are Waiting for the Rapture of the Church

2013-04-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 18m 30s

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-4

Last week, we looked at three things we ought to remember about the rapture from the book of Thessalonians. These things are an encouragement to us as we look forward to the day when Jesus Christ will return to gather his church. Paul wrote the epistle to the Thessalonians in order to respond to some concerns the believers in Thessalonica had about the rapture. In this letter, Paul also encourages the believers in other areas, warns them against allowing sin to enter the church, and helps them to understand how they should live in light of the soon return of Jesus Christ. We can also gain encouragement and instruction from Paul's letter to the Thessalonians on how we ought to live as we await the rapture.

1. The Christian lifestyle is described as a "work of faith." Paul says that he remembers "without ceasing" the Thessalonians "work of faith". Some people don't like to see the words "work" and "faith" put together. But Paul uses them both here. He is not saying that we are saved by faith and works. He is simply acknowledging that our faith ought to produce works.

2. The Christian lifestyle is described as a "labor of love." Paul encourages the Thessalonians to continue in their labor of love for the ministry of Jesus Christ. Just as our faith should produce works, our love for Christ should cause us to labor for Him.

3. The Christian lifestyle is described as a "patience of hope." The word patience carries with it the idea of endurance. Hope is a glad expectancy of things to come. Patience for the believer is not simply showing up every Sunday morning, warming a seat, and then going about our lives waiting for the Lord to return. For followers of Christ, patience is not a passive act. It is a visible action. According to Thayer's Greek Lexicon, it is defined as "the characteristic of a man who is not swerved from his deliberate purpose and his loyalty to faith and piety by even the greatest trials and sufferings."…

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SPECIAL REPORT: N. Korea says it has approval to launch nuclear missiles against U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #328)

2013-04-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 33s

1. According to Agence France-Presse, the North Korean army said on Thursday that it had final approval to launch "merciless" military strikes on the United States, involving the possible use of "cutting-edge" nuclear weapons. In a statement published by the official KCNA news agency, the General Staff of the Korean People's Army said it was formally informing Washington that reckless U.S. threats would be "smashed by cutting-edge smaller, lighter and diversified nuclear strike means."

2. According to The Associated Press, at least 52 people drowned in their homes and cars, were electrocuted or died in other accidents as flooding from days of torrential rains swamped Argentina's low-lying capital and province of Buenos Aires. At least 46 died Wednesday in and around the city of La Plata. Many people climbed onto their roofs in the pouring rain after storm sewers backed up. Water surged up through drains in their kitchen and bathroom floors, and then poured in over their windowsills. Gov. Daniel Sci-o-li said, "Such intense rain in so little time has left many people trapped in their cars, in the streets, in some cases electrocuted. We are giving priority to rescuing people who have been stuck in trees or on the roofs of their homes." He added that he "has never seen anything equal" to this disaster.

3. According to The Associated Press, the United Nations General Assembly overwhelmingly approved the first U.N. treaty regulating the multibillion-dollar international arms trade, a goal sought for over a decade to try to keep illicit weapons out of the hands of terrorists, insurgent fighters and organized crime. The resolution adopting the landmark treaty was approved by a vote of 154 to 3 with 23 abstentions. British Foreign Secretary William Hague said, "The world wanted this treaty and would not be thwarted by the few who sought to prevent the introduction of robust, effective and legally-binding controls on the international trade in weapons."

4. According to DEBKAFile, incoming intelligence that Al-Qaeda groups in the Sinai Peninsula are preparing for an attack on an Israeli location, such as the southern city of Eilat, and a US military target in the Negev, has put southern Israeli and U.S. forces posted there on high terror alert. The Israeli high command is treating the five rockets fired into southern Israel by an al-Qaeda affiliated group as the opening salvo of a coordinated attack. An Iron Dome battery was accordingly moved to the Israeli-Egyptian border and additional IDF military resources were directed to the south.

5. According to The Associated Press, health officials say they still don't understand how a lesser-known bird flu virus was able to kill four men and seriously sicken seven others in China, but that it is unlikely that the virus can spread easily among humans. Two men in Shanghai became the first known human fatalities from the H7N9 bird flu virus after contracting it in February. A woman who was infected remains in serious condition. It was unclear how the patients became infected and China's health ministry is attempting to calm fears about the potential for the virus spreading.

The Bible says in 2 Peter 3:3-4: "Knowing this first, that there shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts, And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judgment -- Economic Collapse (The Prophet Daniel's Report #268)

2013-04-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 59s

Signs of His Coming: UN arms treaty blocked by Iran, North Korea and Syria | Israel begins pumping gas from major offshore find | Abbas and Jordan’s King Abdullah sign pact to ‘protect’ Jerusalem’s Muslim and Christian holy sites

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judgment -- Economic Collapse" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Jewish population of Israel passes 6 million (Second Coming Watch Update #327)

2013-04-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 25s

1. According to the International Business Times, the Jewish population of Israel has passed the symbolic 6 million mark -- the same number of Jews believed to have been killed during the Nazi Holocaust. The country's total population is at 8 million and Israel now has the world's largest community of Jews, replacing the United States, France and Canada. Tom Segev, an Israeli historian and author, says that, "within five, seven or ten years, you might be able to say that most Jews in the world live inside Israel and it will be legitimate to use the cliché that for the first time in 2,000 years, the Jews are in Israel."

2. According to Global Post, a severe plague of locusts has landed in about half of Madagascar, threatening crops and creating concern over food shortages. According to the UN's Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the billions of insects could cause hunger for 60 percent of the country's population. The FAO has called for $41 million to fight the plague.

3. According to Reuters, Russia has said that heightened military activity near North Korea was slipping into a "vicious cycle" that could get out of control, implicitly criticizing U.S. bomber flights that followed threats from the North. Russia's Foreign Ministry suggested that North Korea should also cool down, calling on "all sides not to flex their military muscle" and avoid the danger of a belligerent response.

4. According to The Times of Israel, unnamed security sources said in a report that Iran could have the capability to build a nuclear bomb by July. The security sources claimed that after seeing North Korea wield nuclear weapons despite heavy Western opposition, Tehran's leadership had also decided to break out toward the bomb, which could be ready between July and September. Iran claims its nuclear program is for peaceful purposes, but several rounds of talks on curbing enrichment have yielded few results.

5. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, scientists believe they are closer than ever to creating computers that can live inside the body and detect disease. The "biological computer" is made from organic molecules and is capable of working within the living cells of organisms. The tiny devices could detect changes in the environment, deliver drugs within the body or even destroy potentially cancerous cells. Scientists have already worked out how to use biological molecules to store information and to transmit data from one cell to another.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:13: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

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Three Truths About the Rapture

2013-03-31 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 50s

TEXT: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Last week, we began looking at the topic of the Rapture. That is the next step in the time line of the last days, when Christ will call his church out of this world and up into glory to be with Him. We saw what Christ is doing in Heaven while he tarries -- he is “preparing a place” for us to join him one day soon.

First Thessalonians 4:13-18 is the passage in the Bible which tells us most clearly about the Rapture. Let’s look at this passage and see three truths that God wants us to know about this great event.

1. Death is not really death. Paul writes to the Thessalonians, “I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep...” The Thessalonian believers were expecting Jesus Christ to return quite soon, and they had become concerned about those Christians who died before the Rapture. They were under the impression that those believers had missed out on the rapture because they died before it happened. Paul writes them to set their minds at ease regarding this matter.

2. We will rise physically as Jesus rose physically. Verse 14 of our passage states, “If we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with him." This is one of the greatest truths in all of Scripture. Just as death could not hold Jesus, death cannot hold us. Just as Jesus rose from the dead, we will rise again as well.

3. Christ will return in person to take us out of this earth. Verse 16 of our passage states, "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God..."…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Subjects of Judgment, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #267)

2013-03-30 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 1s

Signs of His Coming: Centers for Disease Control: U.S. creating sexually transmitted infections faster than jobs or college graduates | Vladimir Putin orders surprise, early morning war games | ‘Black summer’: U.S. warns al-Qaeda is planning a cyberwar

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Subjects of Judgment, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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U.S. sends nuclear bombers to S. Korea (Second Coming Watch Update #326)

2013-03-29 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 20s

1. According to The Associated Press, in a show of force following weeks of North Korean bluster, the U.S. took the unprecedented step of announcing that two of its nuclear-capable B-2 bombers dropped munitions on a South Korean island as part of joint military drills. The announcement is likely to further enrage North Korea, which has already issued a flood of ominous statements to highlight displeasure over the drills and U.N. sanctions over its nuclear test last month.

2. According to The Associated Press, a strong earthquake struck central Taiwan on Wednesday, killing at least one person and injuring 19 as it damaged buildings on the quake-prone island. The Central Weather Bureau said the magnitude-6.1 earthquake was felt throughout the island. Buildings swayed in the capital and sections of the high-speed rail line were suspended from service to be inspected for damage.

3. According to The Jerusalem Post, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas accused Israel of carrying out a "destructive" plan against Jerusalem and urged Arab and Islamic countries to work toward preventing it from implementing its scheme. He said, "The Israeli occupation is systematically and continuously working toward judaizing east Jerusalem." His accusation came during a speech he delivered at the Arab summit in Qatar.

4. According to The Times of Israel, diplomatic officials said that Iran may temporarily suspend some of its uranium enrichment activities in exchange for an easing of some of the Western-imposed sanctions aimed at curbing its nuclear program. Following the latest round of talks between Iranian and Western nuclear officials, Iranian officials said they would consider suspending 20-percent uranium enrichment activities for up to six months and converting existing stores of 20%-enriched nuclear material into oxide for medical use.

5. According to The Times of Israel, Israeli defense officials expressed concern that American financial cutbacks may result in drastic cuts to military aid to Israel and could put anti-missile defense projects such as David's Sling and the Arrow 3 on the chopping block. Israeli and American officials are expected to begin negotiations over a new, multi-year military aid package in the wake of President Obama's visit to the region last week. Israeli officials hope that the basic outline of the current U.S. military aid agreement will be preserved in future defense deals with the U.S.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:13: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Subjects of Judgment, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #266)

2013-03-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 2s

Signs of His Coming: Pew Research: What Christians in America believe about Christ’s return | Muslim Brotherhood members torture Christians in Egyptian mosque | Qatari emir opens fund to preserve, defend Jerusalem’s ‘Arab’ identity

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Subjects of Judgment, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea puts rocket units on alert to attack U.S., Pacific targets (Second Coming Watch Update #325)

2013-03-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 17s

1. N. Korea puts rocket units on alert to attack U.S., Pacific targets

2. 5.9 earthquake shakes Mexico City

3. 6.2 magnitude earthquake hits outside Guatemala City

4. U.S. Supreme Court takes up homosexual marriage cases

5. U.S. and South Korea sign military plan against North Korea aggression

6. Rise of Islam fuels Christian persecution in Africa

7. Syria regime accused of new chemical attack

8. Israel says it will destroy any source of incoming fire from across Syrian border

The Bible says in James 5:9: "Grudge not one against another, brethren, lest ye be condemned: behold, the judge standeth before the door."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Place of Judgment, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #265)

2013-03-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 45s

Signs of His Coming: Experts: North Korea training teams of 'cyber warriors' | U.S. Israeli-Palestinian peace initiative coming 'in the next two months' | Iran to boost navy presence in international waters

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Place of Judgment, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Turkish PM backtracks on progress with Netanyahu (Second Coming Watch Update #324)

2013-03-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 48s

1. According to The Times of Israel, the Turkish Prime Minister appeared to backtrack on understandings reached with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a dramatic US-brokered phone call which appeared to heal ties between Ankara and Jerusalem. Turkish Prime Minister Er-do-gan said that it was too early to cancel legal steps against Israeli soldiers who took part in the raid on the Ma-vi Ma-ma-ra. Erdogan also said the exchange of ambassadors between Israel and Turkey would not take place immediately.

2. According to The Associated Press, a tornado that ripped through 20 villages in eastern Bangladesh has killed 20 people and injured 200 others. The 15-minute storm destroyed many homes and shops, and toppled a large number of trees and electricity poles.

3. According to Christianity Today, recent research show signs of re-evangelization in New England, America's least religious region. According to LifeWay Research president Ed Stetzer, new research shows that New Englanders "are less responsive to evangelism than the rest of the country, but may be more responsive than you think." The number of people who have "never" attended church services is down by nearly 10 percent since 2007. And church planting is experiencing a surge in the region.

4. According to the Business Recorder, at least 24 people died and scores were injured after a tornado carrying huge hailstones lashed southern China, causing widespread devastation and the capsizing of a ferry. Many of the dead were trapped in collapsed buildings. A total of 1.5 million residents have been affected by severe weather and 215 thousand people were forced to relocate.

5. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, China is on track to overtake America as the world's biggest economy in 2016 as its growth accelerates. China's economy expanded last year at 7.8 percent -- its slowest pace in more than a decade -- and recent data has fueled concerns that any rebound in the country's growth is losing steam. However, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development was upbeat, predicting that China's economy could expand by 8.5 percent this year and by 8.9 percent in 2014.

The Bible says in James 5:7: "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Place of Judgment, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #264)

2013-03-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 0s

Signs of His Coming: Russia flies nuclear bombers near U.S. military positions in the Pacific | NOAA: U.S. drought to worsen in 2013 | National Weather Service head: Extreme weather is ‘new normal’

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Place of Judgment, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Rockets from Gaza land in Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #323)

2013-03-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 15s

1. According to Reuters, two rockets fired from the Gaza Strip landed on Thursday in a southern Israeli border town that U.S. President Barack Obama mentioned in a speech on his arrival in Israel a day earlier. Police said there were no casualties but some damage in the attack near the Gaza frontier. There was no immediate claim of responsibility for the strike, the second time rockets launched from Gaza have hit Israel since a truce ended an eight-day cross-border war in November.

2. According to Reuters, Iran's most powerful authority said the Islamic Republic would destroy the Israeli cities of Tel Aviv and Haifa if Israel launched a military attack against it. In an address that was broadcast live on state television, the Ay-a-toll-ah said, "At times the officials of the Zionist regime threaten to launch a military invasion but they themselves know that if they make the slightest mistake the Islamic Republic will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground."

3. According to The Telegraph, Great Britain is on course to become the first country in the world to legalize the creation of in-vitro fertilization babies with three biological "parents" after the fertility watchdog announced that the public is in favour of the controversial technology. A major consultation found that a majority of people would back the therapy, under which a small part of a mother's genetic material is swapped with that of a healthy donor to eliminate the risk of passing on a host of hereditary diseases to the child.

4. According to Reuters, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed with the United States that Iran needs roughly a year to build a nuclear weapon, but stressed that Israel's initial concerns were focused on uranium enrichment. At a joint news conference with President Barack Obama, Netanyahu reiterated that Israel did not want to see Iran build up its stockpiles of enriched uranium, regardless of whether the Islamic Republic had decided to go on and build an atomic bomb.

5. According to USA Today, South Korea's tele-communications regulator said a cyberattack that caused computer networks at South Korean banks and television networks to crash originated from a Chinese Internet address. The Korea Communications Commission said its initial analysis found that a Chinese address created the malicious code in the server of one of the banks where computers crashed. However, experts say it's too early to assign blame to China or North Korea, since Internet addresses can easily be manipulated.

The Bible says in Hebrews 10:25: "Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Place of Judgment, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #263)

2013-03-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 17s

Signs of His Coming: President Obama vows America’s ‘eternal’ support for the Jewish state | Experts suspect N. Korea is behind cyberattack on S. Korean networks | Hamas’ rise threatens any chances of peace between Palestine and Israel

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Place of Judgment, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Chemical weapon reportedly used in Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #322)

2013-03-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 23s

1. According to The Associated Press, a chemical weapon has been used inside Syria. The government accused rebels of firing a chemical weapon for the first time in the 2-year-old civil war, calling it the "first act" of a newly announced opposition interim government. Rebels quickly denied the report and accused regime forces of firing the chemical weapon. Neither of the accusations could immediately be verified. However, 16 people were killed and 86 were wounded in the missile attack.

2. According to The New York Times, at the formal start of his papacy, Pope Francis offered a passionate pledge to serve "the poorest, the weakest, and the least important." On a raised and canopied throne looking out from St. Peter's Basilica, the pope enjoined those in temporal power to protect the world and "not allow omens of destruction and death to accompany the advance of this world." The representatives of 132 nations and world organizations attended Pope Francis' inauguration mass.

3. According to The Associated Press, North Korea's nuclear test last month wasn't just a show of defiance and national pride; it also served as advertising. The target audience, analysts say, is anyone in the world looking to buy nuclear material. The most immediate threat posed by N. Korea's nuclear technology may be its willingness to sell it to nations that Washington sees as sponsors of terrorism. North Korea is believed to have helped Syria build its nuclear reactor which was bombed by Israel in 2007, and reports indicate that Iranian scientists have been present for N. Korea's nuclear tests.

4. According to The Associated Press, China has bypassed Great Britain as the world's fifth largest arms exporter. The volume of Chinese weapons exports rose by 162 percent in the five years between 2008 and 2012. The largest buyer of Chinese weapons was Pakistan, which accounted for 55 percent of the country's exports, followed by Myanmar and Bangladesh. Analysts believe that China is "establishing itself as a significant arms supplier to a growing number of important recipient states."

5. According to The Washington Free Beacon, United States B-52 bombers carried out simulated nuclear bombing raids on North Korea as part of ongoing U.S.-South Korean military exercises. The Pentagon press secretary said, "It's not any secret that we are in the midst of sending a very strong signal that we have a firm commitment to the alliance with our South Korean allies." The deputy defense secretary said that the bomber flights are part of the use of U.S. nuclear forces to deter North Korea, which conducted its third underground nuclear test on February 12th

The Bible says in Titus 2:12-13: "Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Saviour Jesus Christ."…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Time of the Judgment, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #262)

2013-03-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 47s

Signs of His Coming: U.S. reveals it’s developing cyber warfare offensive teams | Netanyahu appoints new, hard-line defense minister | Iran launches destroyer in the Caspian Sea

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Time of the Judgment, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Iranian commanders given authority to respond immediately to attacks (Second Coming Watch Update #321)

2013-03-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 29s

1. According to The Associated Press, the spokesman for Iran's armed forces says that military commanders have been given the authority to respond immediately to enemy attacks. The military also says that Iran is keeping "all options on the table", language similar to that used by President Barack Obama when he spoke on the possibility of military action against Iran's nuclear program. Iran's latest warning comes one month after the country's Supreme Leader said the U.S. couldn't stop them if they decided to build nuclear weapons.

2. According to The Telegraph, Christians living in Libya have been rounded up, beaten, and accused of proselytism, in the latest sign of militant Islam affecting the country since the revolution. The men, who are Egyptian Copts working in Benghazi, were seized by an Islamist militia but handed over to the government. One man died from torture. The authorities have condemned the attack, but have taken no further action.

3. According to The Financial Times, Chinese doctors have performed more than 330 million abortions since the government implemented a controversial family planning policy 40 years ago. China's one-child policy has been the subject of a heated debate about its economic consequences as the population ages. Forced abortions and sterilisations have also been criticised by human rights campaigners. As China's working-age population begins to decline, planning rules will pose an increasing drag on economic growth and contribute to the country's severe gender imbalance.

4. According to The Guardian, Israel's military intelligence chief has claimed that Iran and Hezbollah have built a 50,000-strong parallel force in Syria to help prolong the life of the Assad regime and to maintain their influence after his fall. He said that Iran intended to double the size of this Syrian "people's army", which was being trained by Hezbollah fighters and funded by Tehran, to bolster a depleted and demoralised Syrian army. Israel opposes the western arming of Syrian rebels because of its fears that the weapons will end up in the hands of such groups.

5. According to Israel National News, Jewish groups dedicated to the Temple Mount and Temple renewal are planning to sacrifice a goat as a reminder of what Passover looked like in Temple times. The ritual slaughter is to take place in Jerusalem just opposite the Temple Mount. Even though Israel's Veterinary Services will not authorize the planned sacrifice, organizers said that the sacrifice would take place as planned on the Thursday before Passover with or without government approval.

The Bible says in 2 Timothy 4:1-2: "I charge thee therefore before God, and the Lord Jesus Christ, who shall judge the quick and the dead at his appearing and his kingdom; Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all long suffering and doctrine."

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Why the Lord Tarries

2013-03-17 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 25m 12s

Bible Prophecy Series #2

TEXT: 2 Peter 3:6-10

I mentioned last week that after I got saved, I began looking for the Lord to come every day. I was eagerly anticipating his return, and I still am today. However, the Lord did not come back when I expected him to, and, today, I have children who are growing into young adults. Lord willing, they have many years ahead of them. But I often remind them that not only can death cut their life short, but the Rapture can take place at any moment.

We know from Scripture that the early Christians had this same anticipation of Christ's Second Coming. Over in First Thessalonians, Paul had to comfort some believers who thought that those people who had died before Christ returned would not be able to experience the joy of His Second Coming. And in our passage today, we see that Peter had to affirm for some believers that even though "scoffers" mocked the promise of Christ's return, that Jesus would keep His promise and return to gather believers to himself.

However, in verse 9, he gives us some very important information. He tells us why the Lord tarries. Let's look at the reason he gives, and the implications it has for us today.…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Time of the Judgment, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #261)

2013-03-16 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 16s

Signs of His Coming: N. Korea fires short-range missiles into Sea of Japan | UN peacekeepers to pull out of Golan Heights DMZ | Israeli general says Assad is ready to use chemical weapons | Russian Navy to establish ‘permanent’ presence in the Mediterranean

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Time of the Judgment, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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Pope Francis is new leader of the Catholic Church (Second Coming Watch Update #320)

2013-03-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 26s

1. According to The New York Times, to the cheers of thousands of rain-soaked Catholic faithful, a gathering of cardinals chose an archbishop from Argentina to be the first South American pope to lead the Catholic church. Jorge Bergoglio (Ber-GOAL-io), will be called Francis I, and he is the 266th pontiff. He is also the first non-European pope in more than 1,200 years. The new Catholic leader is tasked with ending the divisions among Vatican leadership and bringing reform to the troubled church.

2. According to DEBKAfile, the Israeli military is installing an Iron Dome battery on the grounds of the Ben Gurion airport in Tel Aviv to deter any missile attacks that may be launched as President Obama arrives next week. While no one in U.S. or Israeli security circles has suggested that Iran, Syria, or Hezbollah are planning to hit the Israeli airport with rockets on March 20, both parties are unwilling to risk such an attack. It has been suggested that jihadist groups acting on orders from al-Qaeda may try to avenge the death of Osama bin Laden by striking either the president or Air Force One during the three day visit.

3. According to People's Daily News, a 6.5 magnitude earthquake jolted the northern part of Russia's Kam-chat-ka Peninsula on Wednesday. Residents in two nearby villages felt tremors, and rescuers and emergency staff are working door to door to examine the impacts of the earthquake.

4. According to Israel Today, Syrian rebels operating in the region near the border with Israel threatened to fight to regain the Golan Heights following the toppling of Syrian President Bashar Assad. In a video published online, a rebel fighter said that the Golan Heights was a 'blessed land' and charged the Assad regime with not liberating it from Israel. He said, "We will open a military campaign against Israel. We will fire the bullets that Assad did not and we will liberate the Golan."

5. According to The Associated Press, while delivering an otherwise sobering report on worldwide threats, a top US intelligence official said that Iran cannot enrich uranium to the point of being able to make a bomb without the international community finding out. National Intelligence director James Clapper told a Senate panel that Tehran is developing nuclear capabilities to enhance its security and influence and "give it the ability to develop a nuclear weapon." But the report stopped short of saying that such a decision has been made.

The Bible says in 2 Thessalonians 1:7: "And to you who are troubled rest with us, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, In flaming fire taking vengeance on them that know not God, and that obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Time of the Judgment, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #260)

2013-03-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 59s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli president to EU: World must limit Iran’s missile capability | History says N. Korea may wait, then launch deadly attack | Hamas warns of ‘war’ if President Obama visits Temple Mount

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Time of the Judgment, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

+ Plus, listen to Casting Crowns singing "Until the Whole World Hears"…

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Earthquake shakes southern California; over 100 aftershocks recorded (Second Coming Watch Update #319)

2013-03-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 26s

1. According to The Los Angeles Times, a 4.7 magnitude earthquake struck Riverside County in Southern California and was followed by more than 100 small aftershocks that radiated northeast. The largest aftershock, a 3.2 quake, struck less than a minute after the first quake. The quake was felt more than 120 miles away from the epicenter, but no damages or injuries were reported.

2. According to The Washington Free Beacon, Russian nuclear forces conducted a major exercise last month that tested the transport of both strategic and tactical nuclear weapons near Europe. The exercise raised concerns inside the Pentagon and with the U.S. European Command because it was the largest exercise of its kind in 20 years and it involved a heightened alert status for Russian nuclear forces. The nuclear drills were part of other military maneuvers Russia carried out in late February.

3. According to Reuters, Great Britain's top health official said that antibiotic resistance poses a catastrophic threat to medicine and could mean patients with a minor surgery risk dying from infections that can no longer be treated. Sally Davies, the chief medical officer for England, said global action is needed to fight antibiotic resistance and fill a drug "discovery void" by researching and developing new medicines to treat emerging, mutating infections.

4. According to Fox News, five Iranian Christian converts who were detained late last year will reportedly begin trial in Iran's Revolutionary Court this week. The five men were among seven people arrested when security forces raided an underground house church in the city of Shi-raz during a prayer session. Christian Solidarity Worldwide said that the Christians are charged with disturbing the public order, evangelizing, threatening national security and engaging in Internet activity that threatens the government.

5. According to The Associated Press, North Korean state media said that the government had carried through with a threat to cancel the 60-year-old armistice that ended the Korean War, as it and South Korea staged dueling war games amid threatening rhetoric. The 11-day military drills that started Monday involve ten thousand South Korean and about three thousand American troops. The drills are held annually, and this year, they rehearse different scenarios for a possible conflict on the Korean peninsula using computer-simulated exercises.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 3:13: "To the end he may stablish your hearts unblameable in holiness before God, even our Father, at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ with all his saints."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #259)

2013-03-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 31s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli forces on high alert in the Golan Heights | Islamists in Sinai fire long-range missile | Egypt raises alert level in Sinai over jihadist fears

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 6" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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NASA: 'something unexpected is happening on the sun' (Second Coming Watch Update #318)

2013-03-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 13s

1. According to The International Business Times, the U.S. space agency NASA has found that the sun is currently less active than it should be. NASA says that "Something unexpected is happening on the sun. 2013 is supposed to be the year of solar max, the peak of the 11-year sunspot cycle. Yet 2013 has arrived and solar activity is relatively low. Sunspot numbers were well below their values in 2011, and strong solar flares have been infrequent for many months." Some scientists believe that the lack of activity is simply a period of calm before increased solar activity.

2. According to The Associated Press, hundreds of people in eastern Pakistan rampaged through a Christian neighborhood on Saturday, torching dozens of homes after hearing reports that a Christian man had committed blasphemy against Islam's prophet Muhammad. No one in the Christian community was hurt, but several policemen were injured when they were hit with stones as they tried to keep the crowd from storming the area. Hundreds of Christian families fled the area overnight, fearing for their safety.

3. According to Space Daily, Millions of people in western India are suffering their worst drought in more than four decades, with critics blaming official ineptitude and corruption for exacerbating the natural water shortage. The state's chief minister said that some areas are facing a water shortage worse than the severe drought in 1972. Because of the lack of water, crops are failing, and millions of people are struggling to find food.

4. According to The Associated Press, as the Syrian civil war intensifies, Israeli military planners are growing increasingly concerned that the fighting could spill over into Israel, potentially dragging the Islamic militant group Hezbollah into the fray. After battling Hezbollah to a stalemate in 2006, the Israeli military says it has learned key lessons and is prepared to inflict heavy damage on the group if fighting begins again. The Israel-Lebanon border has remained largely quiet since that last war, but Hezbollah has since replenished its arsenal and has waged a shadow war with Israel around the world. The fall of the Syrian leader or alternatively an Israel strike against Iran, could spark another full-fledged war.

5. According to the BBC, North Korea says it is officially ending all non-aggression pacts with South Korea, closing its hotline with Seoul and shutting down their shared border point. The announcement follows a fresh round of UN sanctions punishing S. Korea for its nuclear test last month. Earlier, the South said it had a right to carry out a pre-emptive nuclear strike against its enemies.

6. According to Israel National News, Muslim worshippers started throwing rocks at Israeli security forces at the end of prayers on the Temple Mount on Friday. Police broke in and began to throw stun grenades to disperse the stone throwers. The rioters responded with firebombs. One policeman and several demonstrators were injured.

The Bible says in Colossians 3:2-4: "Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory."

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2013-03-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 26m 12s

Bible Prophecy Series #1

TEXT: Mark 13:32-37

Before Jesus Christ went to the cross to accomplish the work which he was sent to do on this earth, he informed his disciples of "the things which will be hereafter". In other words, He told them what would happen in the end times after he had established his church on earth and gone back to Heaven. He told them of certain signs which would shake the earth and make us aware of his impending return. These events include:

1. Wars and rumors of wars
2. Increased persecution
3. Famines, diseases, and epidemic
4. Earthquakes and natural disasters
5. "False Christs and false prophets" arising
6. Strange signs in the heavens
7. An increase in violence and immorality

We have seen all of these signs in some form or another just over the past few years. This tells us that the return of Christ is imminent. No, we cannot pinpoint the time of his return. And it is foolish for us to try to do so. But we must be ever aware of the fact that that time is soon at hand.

This message today is the first in a series of messages that I will be giving on the end times. Lord willing, over the next several months, we will work our way through a timeline of the events that will occur, starting with the rapture, and ending with the return of Christ to the earth to establish his kingdom, and then the passing away of this heaven and earth and the creation of the new heavens and the new earth.

The first thing that will happen in the climatic series of events marking the last days is the rapture of the church. We will be addressing this event in more detail next week. However, while we are waiting eagerly for the rapture, Jesus Christ does not want us to sit on our hands. In fact, he gave us specific instructions about what He wants us to do. He wants us to be about our "Father's business."

In Mark 13:32-37, Jesus Christ tells his disciples what he expects them to be doing while they are waiting for his return. Today, I want to talk with you briefly about this passage, because we ought to be doing the same things as well.…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #258)

2013-03-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 43s

Signs of His Coming: Top U.S. general: Israel doesn’t need U.S. help to attack Iran | Asteroid to zip by earth this weekend | U.N. approves more sanctions for North Korea

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 5" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can joyfully anticipate the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea threatens nuclear strike against U.S. (Second Coming Watch Update #317)

2013-03-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 2s

1. According to the Associated Press, North Korea vowed to launch a pre-emptive nuclear strike against the United States, amplifying its threatening rhetoric as the U.N. voted on new sanctions against the country for its recent nuclear test. An unidentified spokesman said the North will exercise its right for "a preemptive nuclear attack to destroy the strongholds of the aggressors" because Washington is pushing to start a nuclear war against the North.

2. According to the BBC, South Korea's military has warned that it will respond to any provocation from North Korea after their threat to scrap the Korean War peace agreement. The South Korean army promised "resolute retaliations" if South Korean lives were threatened. North Korea said in a statement that it would end the truce on March 11th due to UN sanctions and military exercises in South Korea.

3. According to The Associated Press, the United Nations said that 21 peacekeepers in the force charged with monitoring the cease-fire between Israel and Syria on the Golan Heights were detained by approximately 30 armed Syrian rebels. The peacekeepers were on a regular supply mission when they were stopped near an observation post that sustained damage and was evacuated last weekend following heavy combat. The rebels accuse the peacekeepers of assisting the Syrian regime.

4. According to The Associated Press, a senior U.S. envoy accused Iran of "deception, defiance and delay" in dealing with international concerns about its nuclear activities, reflecting frustration over Tehran's expanding uranium enrichment program and stalled U.N. attempts to determine whether Tehran has worked secretly on atomic arms. Joseph Macmanus, the chief U.S. delegate to the International Atomic Energy Agency, also suggested that the U.S. might push for tougher diplomatic action in the coming months.

5. According to The Times of Israel, Turkey has appointed an ambassador to the "State of Palestine." Turkey's current consul-general, is taking on the new honorific title as the nation's representative to Ramallah. Though the Palestinians enjoy non-member state status at the United Nations, a "State of Palestine" is not recognized by most countries.

The Bible says in Philippians 1:9-10: "And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment; That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #257)

2013-03-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 35s

Signs of His Coming: CDC warns of ‘nightmare’, untreatable superbugs spreading in U.S. hospitals | Israel fights back as millions of locusts descend on the south | U.S. Secretary of State says Iran has ‘crossed lines’, is closer to getting nuclear weapons

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea vows to cancel cease-fire that ended Korean War (Second Coming Watch Update #316)

2013-03-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 17s

1. According to The Associated Press, North Korea vowed to cancel the 1953 cease-fire that ended the Korean War, citing a U.S.-led push for punishing U.N. sanctions over its recent nuclear test and ongoing U.S.-South Korean joint military drills. Without elaborating, the Korean People's Army also warned of "surgical strikes" meant to unify the divided Korean Peninsula and of using a "precision nuclear striking tool."

2. According to The Associated Press, China defended its booming military spending this week saying that vast investments in the armed forces have contributed to global peace and stability, despite concerns among the U.S. and Beijing's Asian neighbors over sharpening territorial disputes. Chinese defense spending has grown substantially each year for more than two decades, and last year rose 11.2 percent to $106.4 billion. Only the United States spends more on defense.

3. According to The Associated Press, Iran and Syria condemned a U.S. plan to assist rebels fighting to topple President Bashar Assad and signaled that the Syrian leader intends to stay in power at least until the 2014 presidential elections. The remarks came against the backdrop of a strategic victory for the regime as the military regained control over a string of villages along a key highway to open a potential supply route in Syria's heavily contested north.

4. According to The Epoch Times, a minor earthquake struck Rome and nearby areas, including the resort home of the pope emeritus, Cas-tel Gan-dol-fo, just three days after Benedict retired there. The earthquake had a magnitude of 2.5 and there were no reports of any damage. Benedict will be staying at Cas-tel Gan-dol-fo during the conclave of cardinals, which will ultimately decide who the new pope is.

5. According to The Jerusalem Post, Palestinian Authority President Mah-moud Ab-bas met in Saudi Arabia with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and discussed the latest regional developments. Abbas requested that the Obama administration exert pressure on the Israeli government to release scores of Palestinian prisoners and freeze construction in the settlements. An official quoted Abbas as saying that unless Israel met these two conditions, the Palestinian Authority leadership would not be able to resume the stalled peace talks.

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:5: "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #256)

2013-03-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 39s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli TV report: Swarm of locusts plagues Egypt | Netanyahu: Iran ‘buying time’ to build nuclear bomb | Earthquake in China destroys 700 homes, injures dozens

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Christian-Muslim tension flares in southern Egypt (Second Coming Watch Update #315)

2013-03-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 11s

1. According to The Associated Press, dozens of Muslim residents threw firebombs and rocks at police as they tried to storm a church in southern Egypt in search of a woman suspected of converting to Christianity. Clashes between Copts and Muslims usually are sparked by disputes over rumors of conversion, Muslim-Christian romantic relationships, and the construction of churches. Violence between Egypt's Christians and Muslims has risen in the past two years in the wake of the country's uprising that weakened security across the nation. Egypt's Coptic Christians, who make up about 10 percent of the country's 85 million people, have long complained of discrimination by the state.

2. According to Reuters, Israel's prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart of making a "dark and false" statement by calling Zionism a crime against humanity -- a comment likely to hinder efforts to repair ties between the two former allies. The Turkish premier's statement, made at a U.N. meeting, was also condemned by the head of Europe's main rabbinical group who called it a "hateful attack" on Jews. Ties between Israel and mostly Muslim Turkey have been frosty since 2010, when nine Turks were killed by Israeli commandos who stormed their ship which was carrying aid to Palestinians in Gaza. However, recent unconfirmed reports have stated that Israel and Turkey are trying to repair relations.

3. According to The Times of Israel, as sequestration goes into effect in the United States, Israeli defense planners are bracing for a potentially dramatic cut in U.S. assistance that may slash as much as $300 million in aid over the next seven months. While exact figures pertaining to any budget cuts remain shrouded in the fog of negotiations and political grand-standing, a full implementation of the cuts would mean significant reductions in assistance for joint missile defense programs and the Iron Dome short-range, anti-rocket system. Some of Israel's neighbors such as Israel and Jordan could be hit as well.

4. According to Reuters, the risk that Great Britain is entering its third recession in four years grew as reports showed that manufacturing shrank unexpectedly and mortgage approvals for home buyers dropped. Gross domestic product also fell at the end of last year, bringing Britain within sight of another recession and the latest data suggested the central bank may need to do yet more to revive the sluggish economy.

5. According to Great Britain's the Telegraph, new satellite pictures confirm that Iran has continued to expand a sensitive military site where Tehran is accused of conducting experiments relevant to developing a nuclear weapon. In particular, Iran is accused of using the Par-chin base to experiment with detonators inside an "explosives containment vessel." The IAEA says that any such tests would be "strong indicators of possible nuclear weapons development."

Jesus Christ said in John 14:2-3: "In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #255)

2013-03-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 24m 32s

Signs of His Coming: Iraqi prime minister warns that Syrian civil war could spread to his country | Hamas warns U.S. president against visiting Temple Mount | Newly converted family in Vietnam beaten for their faith

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Putin calls for upgrade of Russian army (Second Coming Watch Update #314)

2013-03-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 16s

1. According to The Associated Press, Russian President Vladimir Putin told the country's top brass to drastically upgrade the armed forces in the next few years as part of a response to attempts by the United States and NATO to "tip the strategic balance" in the world. In his address to Russia's defense ministry and top military officials, Putin said Russia is witnessing "insistent attempts" to change that balance. He also complained about U.S. plans to create a new missile defense system in Europe and the potential expansion of NATO to former Soviet republics.

2. According to the Associated Press, nearly two dozen European diplomats have urged the European Union to intensify efforts to block Israeli settlements in and near Jerusalem, saying that such construction on occupied land is the "single biggest threat" to a Mideast peace deal. The diplomats also said the EU must ensure that aid to Israel and preferential trade agreements don't inadvertently benefit settlements. The diplomats recommended that the EU "prevent, discourage and raise awareness" of direct investments by European companies in settlements.

3. According to Reuters, Pope Benedict bid an emotional farewell at his last general audience on Wednesday, acknowledging the "rough seas" that marked his papacy "when it seemed that the Lord was sleeping." In an unusually public outpouring, he alluded to some of the most difficult times of his papacy, which was dogged by sex abuse scandals, leaks of his private papers and reports of infighting among his closest aides. The Vatican said the address was the last by the pope, who as of Thursday evening took the title "pope emeritus."

4. According to Reuters, Christians in Sudan are growing increasingly wary that they will be unable to freely practice their faith under the country's Muslim government. The government has ordered several Christian church buildings to be destroyed and a Presbyterian library was raided by security agents who seized all of the books. Sudan's president has said he wants to adopt a "100 percent" Islamic constitution now that the South has split off. The government says the new constitution will guarantee religious freedom, but the crackdown that began in December has only been getting worse.

5. According to Reuters, gonorrhea cases have soared by 25 percent in the past year in England as superbug or drug-resistant strains of the sexually transmitted infection take hold worldwide. Nearly 21,000 new cases had been diagnosed in 2011, with more than a third of those being in people who have had gonorrhea before. The UK Health Protection Agency said that effective treatment with antibiotics has been compromised by growing resistance.

Jesus Christ said in Luke 21:25-26: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Judge of the Nations, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #254)

2013-02-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 11s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli TV report: Obama to tell Netanyahu that U.S. is willing to strike Iran in June | Saudi Arabia continues crackdown on private Christian worship | Iran and world powers agree to continue nuclear talks

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Judge of the Nations, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Rocket from Gaza lands in Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #313)

2013-02-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 43s

1. According to The Associated Press, a rocket fired from the Gaza Strip struck Israel on Tuesday as tensions are mounting in the region weeks ahead of President Barack Obama's visit. A police spokesman said remains of the rocket were found south of the city of Ash-ke-lon, in southern Israel. The attack caused damage to a road but no injuries. It was the first such projectile from the Palestinian territory to hit Israel since hostilities ended in a ceasefire last November.

2. According to Agence France Presse, Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed El-Ba-ra-dei warned of chaos in the troubled nation if parliamentary elections go ahead in April, as protesters demonstrated in Cairo against Islamist President Mohamed Morsi. The leading figure in the National Salvation Front coalition said that torture, abductions and a lack of social justice were still blighting Egyptian society. He said that to press ahead in those circumstances risked setting the country on a "road to total chaos and instability."

3. According to The Associated Press, Iraqis increasingly fear that militants on both sides of the country's sectarian divide are gearing up for a new round of violence that could undo the fragile gains Iraq has made in recent years. Leaflets from a militant group with ties to Iran have begun showing up at Sunni households demanding that the families leave or face "great agony." Many Sunnis who received the messages are taking the warnings at face value and considering making a move.

4. According to The Associated Press, futurists have long proclaimed the coming of a cashless society, where dollar bills and plastic cards are replaced by fingerprint and retina scanners smart enough to distinguish a living, breathing account holder from an identity thief. At a college in South Dakota, students are now experimenting with bio-cryp-tology -- a mix of biometrics and cryptology -- for the processing of financial transactions. Students have already begun purchasing items on campus by typing in their birth date and scanning their fingerprint at the register. Many believe that this type of technology will easily be adopted by other industries.

5. According to Reuters, South Korea's new president urged North Korea to abandon its nuclear ambitions, and to stop wasting its scarce resources on arms, less than two weeks after the country carried out its third nuclear test. The country's first female president has yet to decide whether her policy will be to attempt to pay of the North or isolate it further in order to get it to drop its nuclear program.

Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:35-37: "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Indicated Climax of Judgment (The Prophet Daniel's Report #253)

2013-02-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 3s

Signs of His Coming: Israel, U.S. successfully test Arrow missile defense system | Israel’s strike in Syria reportedly killed top Iranian general | With protests raging, Palestinian officials say ‘third intifada’ is already here

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Indicated Climax of Judgment" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Violent thunderstorms cause chaos across southern Europe (Second Coming Watch Update #312)

2013-02-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 19s

1. According to Euro News, violent thunderstorms and torrential rains have caused chaos across southern Europe. In Italy, much of the Sicilian city of Ca-ta-nia was turned into a raging river with strong waters carrying away vehicles. The situation was worse in Greece where one woman died and dozens of commuters were trapped in their cars after a torrential downpour swamped the capital city of Athens. Power outages darkened large parts of the city, a river broke its banks and traffic jams brought much of Athens to a standstill. Weather reports said that "this is the worst storm since 1961."

2. According to Reuters, Iran has begun installing advanced centrifuges at its main uranium enrichment plant, a defiant step that worries Western powers ahead of a resumption of talks with Tehran this week. In a confidential report, the IAEA said 180 centrifuges and empty centrifuge casings had been put in place at the facility near the town of Natanz in central Iran. If launched successfully, such machines could enable Iran to significantly speed up its accumulation of material that the West fears will be used to devise a nuclear weapon.

3. According to The Christian Post, Sa-eed A-be-di-ni, the American pastor serving an 8-year prison sentence in Iran, is being pressured by his captors into converting back to Islam, but he says that that will never happen. In a letter obtained by the American Center for Law and Justice, A-be-di-ni said the Iranians will never get him to recant and he expressed his gratitude to the over 260,000 people who have signed a petition calling for his release.

4. According to The Los Angeles Times, much of the western United States continues to struggle with unusually dry conditions, raising the prospect of another year of wildfires, stunted crops and un-navigable stretches of river in various parts of the country. The National Drought Early Warning Outlook report said that more than two-thirds of the country is under abnormally dry to exceptional drought conditions. While the report said the drought was over in most of the nation east of the Mississippi River, the portion of the country still facing drought -- most of the West and Florida -- should expect it "to persist or intensify."

5. According to The Telegraph of Great Britain, the Eurozone is expected to stay in a recession for another year. The European Commission painted a gloomy picture of the eurozone's troubled economy, saying that unemployment is "unacceptably high" and that hiring is expected "to shrink further for some quarters". Having forecast late last year that the eurozone would grow 0.1 percent this year, it changed its position, forecasting that the 17-nation bloc would shrink 0.3 percent in 2013.

Jesus Christ said in Mark 13:35-37: "Watch ye therefore: for ye know not when the master of the house cometh, at even, or at midnight, or at the cockcrowing, or in the morning: Lest coming suddenly he find you sleeping. And what I say unto you I say unto all, Watch."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Increasing Intensity of Evil (The Prophet Daniel's Report #252)

2013-02-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 15s

Signs of His Coming: U.S.G.S predicts massive rise in casualties from earthquakes in 21st century | NATO head warns member nations against cuts to military budgets | Israel to drill for oil in Golan Heights

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Increasing Intensity of Evil" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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United Arab Emirates leads Gulf nations in building up defenses (Second Coming Watch Update #311)

2013-02-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 22s

1. According to Reuters, the United Arab Emirates is at the forefront of a regional push to build up domestic defense manufacturing capability to reduce reliance on imports that come with too many strings attached. Wary of non-Arab adversary Iran in a competition for regional predominance, and seeing an increased security threat from Islamist militants, Gulf Arab monarchies have some of the fastest growing military budgets in the world. The UAE has begun to pursue more sophisticated, high-tech capabilities in a strategy combining joint ventures with foreign firms and a program in which deals commit companies to transfer technology and skills to the Emirates.

2. According to the Digital Journal, scientists gathered at this week's annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston have warned that extreme weather events like Hurricane Sandy and the extended Texas drought are here to stay. They say that such events are the new normal and will occur in the future with more intensity and more frequency. The researchers made no forecasts as to the ability of humans to survive in the face of more extreme weather but they did highlight some historical events pointing to societies that had failed to adapt to changes in climate.

3. According to The Blaze, four foreigners were detained last week in Benghazi, Libya, on charges of printing and distributing materials that promote Christianity. The embattled missionaries are from South Africa, South Korea, Egypt and Sweden, with the latter individual also holding U.S. citizenship. Despite a revolution just two years ago, it is still illegal to share any faith other than Islam, with the death penalty serving as a potential ramification. There is no known Christian minority in Libya and this is the first known arrest for missionary work since the revolution.

4. According to Reuters, Nigeria's secret service say they have arrested a "terrorist cell" trained in Iran which planned to attack U.S. and Israeli targets in Africa's most populous nation. The State Security Service said they arrested three Nigerians after one of them made several suspicious trips to Iran where he interacted with Iranians in a "high profile terrorist network". One member of the group has admitted being paid to spy for Iran. Iran has yet to respond to the allegations.

5. According to the Times of Israel, Ra-fi Ei-tan, a former high-ranking Mossad official and adviser to former Israeli prime minister Ariel Sharon, says that Benjamin Netanyahu should await President Obama's visit with a diplomatic proposal of unilateral disengagement from the West Bank. Ei-tan said the Prime Minister Sharon was developing such a plan before he suffered a debilitating stroke in 2006. He said that Israel 'must disengage from the Palestinians in the West Bank. We can't continue occupying a foreign people.' The pull-out plan, which has been dubbed "the mosaic separation", would leave most Israeli settlements intact, allowing isolated Palestinian villages access to large urban centers through an intricate system of underpasses and tunnels.

Jesus Christ said in Mark 8:38: "Whosoever therefore shall be ashamed of me and of my words in this adulterous and sinful generation; of him also shall the Son of man be ashamed, when he cometh in the glory of his Father with the holy angels."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Inevitability of Judgement (The Prophet Daniel's Report #251)

2013-02-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 23s

Signs of His Coming: Physicists studying ‘God particle’ say universe is ‘unstable’ and will one day be ‘wiped out’ | Russian warships head to Syria in show of power | Earthquake in China injures eight people

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Inevitability of Judgement" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Netanyahu: North Korean nuke test is a lesson for dealing with Iran (Second Coming Watch Update #310)

2013-02-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 6s

1. According to The Associated Press, Israel's prime minister says North Korea's recent nuclear test shows that "sanctions alone will not stop" Iran's atomic program. Benjamin Netanyahu told a gathering of international Jewish leaders that the Western sanctions against Tehran "have to be coupled with a robust, credible, military threat. If they are not, then there is no chance to stop them." He says Iran will top his agenda when President Barack Obama visits Israel next month.

2. According to the BBC, flooding and landslides in Indonesia have left at least 15 people dead. Thousands of people fled their homes in the provincial capital of Ma-na-do and surrounding areas to escape the floods. The water was up to six and a half feet deep in some places. Rescue teams and residents are digging through debris to search for survivors.

3. According to The Times of Israel, Israel is providing advanced electronic warfare systems for aircraft to Turkey, a fulfillment of an earlier order that was put on hold in the wake of the infamous Mavi Marmara incident in 2010. It is the first instance of a military equipment exchange between Jerusalem and Ankara since then. A source said the deal was approved due to US pressure and Israel's desire to restore its damaged relationship with Turkey, amid escalating tension between Ankara and Tehran over the Syrian conflict.

4. According to the BBC, the US cyber security firm Mandiant has said that a secretive branch of China's military is probably one of the world's "most prolific cyber espionage groups". Mandiant said China's Unit 61398 is believed to have "systematically stolen hundreds of terabytes of data" from at least 141 organisations around the world. It traced the attacks to the doorstep of a non-descript building in Shanghai. China denied hacking and questioned the validity of Mandiant's report.

5. According to The Raw Story, authorities received numerous reports of "fireballs" zooming through the sky over southern Florida on Sunday night, and at least one of them was caught on tape by an amateur videographer. Officials say the source of the lights were likely meteors, albeit smaller than the major meteor event filmed over Russia on last Friday that left over 1200 people injured from shattered glass resulting from a shockwave in the atmosphere.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:42: "Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Battle of Armageddon, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #250)

2013-02-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 20s

Signs of His Coming: Iranian nuclear chief was reportedly in N. Korea for nuke test | Churches being converted into mosques raise concern across Europe | Iranian nuclear chief was reportedly in N. Korea for nuke test

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Battle of Armageddon, Part 5" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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UN says Iran is following N. Korea's path to nuclear weapons (Second Coming Watch Update #309)

2013-02-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 31s

1. According to The Telegraph, just days after North Korea carried out its third nuclear test, Ban Ki-Moon said Iran was on the same path towards the covert development of a nuclear weapon. The United Nations secretary general said Iran is using the same methods as North Korea to develop its nuclear capabilities, requiring "firm, decisive and effective" action by the Security Council. Iran has defied six UN resolutions and continues to enrich uranium, a highly sensitive process that could be used to make the fissile core of a nuclear weapon.

2. According to The Associated Press, the leader of Hezbollah has refused to comment on a Bulgarian report that said members of the Lebanese militant group carried out an attack that killed five Israeli tourists in the European nation. Sheik Has-san Nas-ral-lah says the "issue is being followed calmly and carefully." Speaking to hundreds of supporters via video link, Nas-ral-lah warned Israel not to attack Lebanon, saying Hezbollah's response will be harsh.

3. According to Reuters, North Korea has told its key ally, China, that it is prepared to stage one or even two more nuclear tests this year in an effort to force the United States into diplomatic talks. Further tests could also be accompanied this year by another rocket launch. North Korea conducted its third nuclear test last week, drawing global condemnation and a stern warning from the United States that it was a threat and a provocation.

4. According to CNN, a 6.2-magnitude earthquake struck Saturday near the southern Philippine island of Min-dan-ao. The state-run Philippines News Agency said that there were no immediate reports of damage or injuries. It struck at a depth of about 60 miles. No tsunami warning or watch was been issued.

5. According to Russia Today News, the head of the General Staff of the Russian Armed Forces said Russia may become drawn into military conflicts as world powers begin to vie for energy resources in the next two decades. He warned that by 2030, the level of "existing and potential threats will significantly increase" and went on to say that leading world powers will soon begin to struggle for fuel, energy and labor resources, as well as new markets in which to sell their goods. He said that some powers will "actively use their military potential."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Battle of Armageddon, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #249)

2013-02-16 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 54s

Signs of His Coming: Falling meteor injures over 1,000 people in Russia | Sars virus may be able to spread from person to person | Boko Haram calls a truce in Nigeria

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Battle of Armageddon, Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Atheist church in England has surprising success (Second Coming Watch Update #308)

2013-02-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 55s

1. According to The Blaze, British comedians Sanderson Jones and Pippa Evans recently launched The Sunday Assembly, an atheist church in the United Kingdom that has quickly gained hundreds of members and international attention. Already, the response has been so monumental that church leaders are planning to travel to Scotland for special performances. The Sunday Assembly describes itself as "a godless congregation that will meet on the first Sunday of every month to hear great talks, sing songs and generally celebrate the wonder of life." It provides non-believers with the opportunity to experience a church-like community without buying into God and other related elements that secularists overwhelmingly reject. The church's success after just one month has been mind-boggling.

2. According to Reuters, Japan's defense minister said that Japan has the right to develop the ability to make a pre-emptive strike against an imminent attack given a changing security environment although it has no plans to do so now. Any sign that Japan was moving to develop such a capability in response to North Korea's nuclear program could upset neighbors China and South Korea, which have reacted strongly in the past to suggestions that it might do so.

3. According to Reuters, South Korea unveiled a cruise missile on Thursday that it said can hit the headquarters of North Korea's leaders as it tried to address concerns that it is technologically behind its unpredictable rival that conducted its third nuclear test this week. South Korean officials declined to reveal the exact range of the missile but said it could hit targets anywhere in North Korea. The Defense Ministry released video footage of the missiles being launched from destroyers and submarines striking mock targets.

4. According to Live Science, an earthquake with a 6.6 magnitude struck a remote region of Russia's Siberia. Earthquakes of this size can cause significant damage, especially with poorly built structures. Even well designed buildings can be damaged or, in some cases, destroyed depending on the severity of the quake and a building's proximity to the epicenter. Such earthquakes are sometimes followed by significant aftershocks.

5. According to The Washington Post, Iran recently attempted to purchase tens of thousands of highly specialized magnets used in centrifuge machines. The attempted acquisition indicates that the country is "planning a major expansion of its nuclear program that could shorten the path to an atomic weapons capability." According to the report, nuclear researchers obtained purchase orders showing that Iran tried buying 100,000 ring-shaped magnets from China last year. However, it was unclear as to whether the attempt succeeded.

The Bible says in Matthew 16:27: "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Battle of Armageddon, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #248)

2013-02-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 57s

Signs of His Coming: South Korea and Japan prepare militaries after N. Korean nuclear test | Cases of "totally drug-resistant" tuberculosis found in South Africa | Iran says it has begun upgrading uranium centrifuges

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Battle of Armageddon, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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N. Korea defiantly conducts third nuclear test (Second Coming Watch Update #307)

2013-02-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 45s

1. According to The Associated Press, North Korea conducted its third nuclear test on Tuesday in defiance of existing U.N. resolutions, drawing condemnation from around the world, including from its only major ally, China, which summoned the North Korean ambassador to protest. The reclusive North said the test was an act of self-defense against "U.S. hostility" and threatened further, stronger steps if necessary.

2. According to The Irish Central, the Irish prophet Saint Mal-a-chy predicted that the next Pope after Benedict will be the last pope and that he will be "Peter the Roman, who will nourish the sheep in many tribulations. When they are finished, the city of seven hills will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people." The prophecies of saint Mal-a-chy, a 12th century bishop, have thrilled and dismayed readers for centuries. He has stated that there will be only one more pope after Benedict, and during his reign the end of the world will come. Many say that his predictions of previous popes have been fairly accurate and they are taken very seriously.

3. According to The New York Times, Iran said on Tuesday that it was converting some of its enriched uranium into reactor fuel, potentially limiting the expansion of stockpiles that the West fears could be used for weapons. Iranian officials are meeting with the deputy director of the International Atomic Energy Agency which has been pressing for access to a restricted military area at Par-chin. International inspectors suspect the site may have been used for testing bomb triggers.

4. According to Agence-France Presse, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday that Iran was now closer to crossing the "red line" after which it would be able to build a nuclear weapon but had not yet reached that stage. He said that "they are shortening the time needed to cross it. This must be stopped. We need to apply stronger pressure and harsher sanctions."

5. According to Bloomberg News, China surpassed the United States to become the world's biggest trading nation last year as measured by the sum of exports and imports of goods. U.S. exports and imports totaled $3.82 trillion while China's amounted to $3.87 trillion. China's growing influence in global commerce threatens to disrupt regional trading blocs as it becomes the most important commercial partner for some countries.

The Bible says in Revelation 16:15: "Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Battle of Armageddon, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #247)

2013-02-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 10s

Signs of His Coming: Pope Benedict announces historic resignation; sends shockwaves through the Catholic Church | Israeli officials: President Obama aims to talk Netanyahu out of attacking Iran during Spring visit | Report: Iran and Hezbollah forming militias in Syria

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Battle of Armageddon, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Major blizzard buries northeast under 30 inches of snow (Second Coming Watch Update #306)

2013-02-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 46s

1. According to The Los Angeles Times, a monstrous blizzard carrying hurricane-force winds pounded the Northeast over the weekend, dropping over 30 inches of snow in many areas and causing as many as 700,000 homes and businesses to lose power. Even as snow-clogged roads gave residents no choice but to heed official advice to stay indoors, the storm continued its path from New York City through New England, where snow totals reached up to 40 inches in some areas. Nine deaths have been reported.

2. According to The Times of Israel, the Lebanese Army and the terrorist group Hez-boll-ah are reportedly upping their preparedness in the southern part of Lebanon in response to flyovers by the Israeli Air Force. Lebanese officials reportedly fear that an Israeli strike, similar to Israel's alleged strike on Syrian targets last month, is imminent in light of multiple "mock raids." Many suspect that Israel may be preparing to take action in retaliation for the bus bombing in Bulgaria that killed five Israelis. Bulgaria has released a report blaming Hez-boll-ah for the attack.

3. According to China Aid News, Cao Nan, a 39-year-old charity worker, was arrested in south-eastern China after meeting with other Christians in a city park to sing hymns and preach. Mr. Cao, who worships at an unofficial local 'house-church', said he had been accused of "falsely using the name of Christianity to harm the social order" -- a charge which he rejects. He says that the government is "worried that if they allow Christianity to grow, its influence will surpass that of the Communist Party, win the public's favor and challenge the governance of the ruling party." Mr. Cao has launched a lawsuit against the government and says he hopes it would encourage other Christians to speak out against religious persecution.

4. According to The Associated Press, secret studies from the U.S. Defense Department cast doubt on whether a multi-billion dollar missile defense system planned for Europe will ever be able to protect the U.S. from Iranian missiles as intended. Military officials say they believe the problems can be overcome and are moving forward with plans. But proposed fixes could be difficult. Even though the stated goal of the system is to shoot down Iranian missiles aimed at Europe and the U.S., Russia opposes the plan because it suspects that the system could be used to shoot down its own missiles as well.

5. According to World Net Daily, an Egyptian court is forcing two Coptic Christian boys, ages 10 and 9, to stand trial for "insulting the Quran." The boys were arrested in September after a man reported them for playing in a trash pile that included pages of the Quran. Press reports indicate that the man who filed the charges was able to generate public outrage which led to the intimidation of Christians in a nearby village. The American Center for Law and Justice said that there is a real concern that Christians in Egypt are facing greater danger each day from a radical Islamic government.

The Bible says in Revelation 1:7: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Battle of Armageddon, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #246)

2013-02-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 9s

Signs of His Coming: A solar 'superstorm' is coming and we'll only get 30-minute warning | Strong aftershocks hamper relief efforts in tsunami-hit Solomon Islands | 13 abortions for every 10 live births in Russia

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Battle of Armageddon, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to C. H. Spurgeon on how Christians can be confident in the return of Jesus Christ.

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Ahmadinejad claims Iran is already a nuclear power (Second Coming Watch Update #305)

2013-02-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 15s

1. According to The New York Daily News, President Mah-moud Ah-ma-di-ne-jad declared that Iran is already a nuclear power and should be treated as such in an interview with an Egyptian newspaper on the eve of his visit to Cairo. But the Iranian president also said that his regime has no plans to use that capability for an attack on Israel. He was in Cairo for meeting with Egypt's president and to attend the Islamic Summit Conference. His visit marks the first trip to Egypt by an Iranian leader since 1979.

2. According to Reuters, China expressed serious concern on Wednesday after North Korea stepped up its bellicose rhetoric and threatened to go beyond a third nuclear test in response to what it sees as "hostile" sanctions imposed after a December rocket launch. The Chinese foreign ministry stated that "China is extremely concerned by the way things are going. We oppose any behavior which may exacerbate the situation and any acts which are not beneficial towards the denuclearization of the Korean peninsula." An editorial published in a Chinese newspaper stated that "If North Korea insists on a third nuclear test despite attempts to dissuade it, it must pay a heavy price."

3. According to Israel National News, the Iranian president has stated that the Iranian people are ready to march on Israel to "wipe it out" if the Jewish state attacks the Islamic republic. His words were published by Egypt's state news agency. Israeli President Shimon Peres said that the threat of a nuclear-armed Iran was growing under the "terrifying dictatorship" ruling Iran and warned that Iran's action threaten world peace.

4. According to The Moscow Times, the heaviest snowfall in a century brought Moscow and the surrounding region to a near standstill and left hundreds of people without power. Snowfall was set to continue at least until the end of the week and authorities have been bracing for more chaos on the roads. Officials have stated that there were over 3,000 traffic accidents in one day due to the weather conditions. The city and many residents are struggling to cope with the unusual weather.

5. According to The Christian Post, American pastor Sa-eed A-be-di-ni is reportedly being tortured in an Iranian prison as an appeal against his 8-year sentence is being filed. The American Center for Law and Justice, which is representing A-be-di-ni's wife in the U.S. stated that he remained cut off from speaking with his family following the trial in January. He was arrested during one of his many visits to Iran while working on an orphanage and trying to start house churches, and has been imprisoned ever since.

The Bible says in Jude 1:14-15: "And Enoch also, the seventh from Adam, prophesied of these, saying, Behold, the Lord cometh with ten thousands of his saints, To execute judgment upon all, and to convince all that are ungodly among them of all their ungodly deeds which they have ungodly committed, and of all their hard speeches which ungodly sinners have spoken against him."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Eastern Army, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #245)

2013-02-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 23s

Signs of His Coming: Official: Several feared dead after powerful earthquake near Solomon Islands triggers tsunami | Third Iron Dome stationed in northern Israel amid tensions | North Korea 'dream' video shows US city under missile attack

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Eastern Army, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Chinese ship aims missile radar at Japanese ship (Second Coming Watch Update #304)

2013-02-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 21s

1. According to The New York Times, Japan lodged a formal protest with the Chinese government on Tuesday after it said a Chinese warship directed a radar used to aim missiles at a Japanese warship, in a new escalation of a standoff over disputed islands. The Japanese defense minister said that a Chinese navy frigate had directed its fire-control radar at a Japanese destroyer in the incident on January 30 near the islands in the East China Sea. The uninhabited island group has been controlled by Japan for decades, but claimed by China and also Taiwan.

2. According to The Associated Press, Syria's defense minister has signaled that his country won't hit back at Israel over an airstrike inside Syria. He claimed the Israeli raid was actually in retaliation for his regime's offensive against rebels he called "tools" of the Jewish state. The remarks suggested that Syria's military options might be severely constrained after 22 months of fighting an uprising that has depleted its weapons and stretched its troops thin.

3. According to Ynet News, the Palestinian Prime Minister has warned that his state is on the brink of economic collapse. Sa-lam Fay-yad said on Tuesday that "The situation in which we must wait for Israel's prime minister to decide on a monthly basis whether or not money is transferred to us, places us in an impossible situation. If Israel doesn't come to its senses, we will be in danger of collapsing." Israel had previously decided to suspend the transfer of tax funds it collects on behalf of the Palestinian Authority.

4. According to The Associated Press, Iranian President Mah-moud Ah-ma-di-ne-jad arrived in Egypt for the first visit by an Iranian leader in more than three decades, marking a historic departure from years of frigid ties between the two regional heavyweights. His three-day visit, which is centered around an Islamic summit, is the latest sign of improved relations between the countries since the 2011 uprising in Egypt. Such a visit would have been unthinkable under Mubarak, who was a close ally of the U.S. and shared Washington's deep suspicions of Tehran.

5. According to The China Aid Association, government persecution of Christians and churches in mainland China deteriorated for the seventh straight year in 2012. The defining characteristic of 2012's persecution was the government's stated intention of eradicating house churches. Based on information collected by ChinaAid on 132 persecution cases, the number of people sentenced jumped 125% over the previous year and the incidents of persecution rose 42% from 2011. China Aid, however, says it is "cautiously optimistic because despite the escalating persecution, the church is still standing firm."

The Bible says in 1 John 2:28: "And now, little children, abide in him; that, when he shall appear, we may have confidence, and not be ashamed before him at his coming."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Eastern Army, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #244)

2013-02-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 15s

Signs of His Coming: Official: Iran says Israel will regret strike on Syria | Israeli expert says Iran is six months away from getting a nuclear bomb | Israeli tourism ad showing the destruction of the Dome of the Rock ins pulled

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Eastern Army, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Turkey slams Syria for not retaliating against Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #303)

2013-02-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 34s

1. According to The Jerusalem Post, the Turkish Foreign Minister slammed Israel for strikes in Syria last week, as well as Syria for its failure to respond to the attacks. A Turkish newspaper reported him as saying, "Why didn't Assad even throw a pebble when Israeli jets were flying over his palace and playing with the dignity of his country? Why didn't the Syrian Army, which has been attacking its own innocent people for 22 months, respond to Israel's operation?" He further suggested that Assad's inaction was due to "a secret agreement" with Israel and vowed that Turkey would not sit still in the face of an Israeli attack on any Muslim country.

2. According to The Washington Times, a jihadist website posted a new threat by al Qaeda this week that promises to conduct "shocking" attacks on the United States and the West. The message in Arabic stated that "The coming strikes by al Qaeda will be in the heart of the land of nonbelief, America, and in France, Denmark, other countries in Europe, and in the countries that helped and are helping France." The attacks will be "strong, serious, alarming, earth-shattering, and terrifying."

3. According to Morning Star News, a Christian in Algeria has been sentenced to one year in jail and a $635 fine for refusing to renounce his faith in Christ. A Muslim co-worker reported him to the authorities after he would not convert to Islam. His attorney says that the verdict is utterly unfounded as the conviction was handed down without the accused or the accuser being present in court.

4. According to The Associated Press, Iran has unveiled its newest combat jet, a domestically manufactured fighter-bomber that military officials claim can evade radar. President Ah-ma-di-ne-jad said that building the Dominant F-313 shows Iran's will to "conquer scientific peaks." Tehran has repeatedly claimed to have developed advanced military technologies in recent years, but its claims cannot be independently verified because the country does not release technical details of its arsenals.

5. According to The Jerusalem Post, outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta accused Iran of an intensified campaign to destabilize the Middle East by smuggling anti-aircraft weapons to militant allies. He said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal that "There is no question when you start passing MANPADS around, that becomes a threat, not just to military aircraft but to civilian aircraft. That is an escalation." MANPADS are shoulder-fired anti-aircraft missiles. Western officials have worried about the spread of such weapons and the risk they pose to airline passengers as well as to military helicopters and jets.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Southern Army, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #243)

2013-02-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 21s

Signs of His Coming: Official: Israeli warplanes fly over Lebanon | Four strong earthquakes signal an angry ‘Ring of Fire’ | Assad has reportedly transferred chemical weapons to Hezbollah

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Southern Army, Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Syria and Iran threaten retaliation against Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #302)

2013-02-01 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 47s

1. According to The Associated Press, Syria and Iran have threatened to retaliate for an Israeli air raid near Damascus. The Syrian ambassador to Lebanon said Damascus has "the option to retaliate." He stated that he cannot predict when the retaliation will occur and said it is up to relevant authorities to prepare for it. In Iran, the Deputy Foreign Minister was quoted as saying that the raid on Syria will have significant implications for the Israeli city of Tel Aviv.

2. According to The Washington Post, Russia has joined Lebanon in condemning Israel's air strike on an arms convoy inside Syria. Hez-boll-ah, which is closely aligned with both Syria and Iran, condemned the airstrike as "barbaric aggression" and expressed "full solidarity with Syria's army and people." Russia, Syria's chief patron, said the strike would constitute "unprovoked attacks on targets in the territory of a sovereign country, which blatantly violates the U.N. Charter and is unacceptable, no matter the motives to justify it."

3. According to The Associated Press, a magnitude-6.8 earthquake shook offices, toppled supermarket shelves and broke windows in north-central Chile, where people fled some buildings in panic. A 50-year-old woman died of a heart attack attributed to fear during the quake. Authorities said that damage was limited and discounted the possibility of a tsunami.

4. According to Ynet News, a United Nations fact-finding mission says the Israeli government's settlement policy has violated the rights of Palestinians. The panel's report to the UN Human Rights Council in Geneva says the settlements exist for the exclusive benefit of Israeli Jews, creating a system of total segregation. The investigators called on Israel to halt settlement expansion and withdraw all Jewish settlers from the West Bank.

5. According to The Associated Press, the United Nations nuclear agency has told member nations that Iran is poised for a major technological upgrade of its uranium enrichment program. The move would vastly speed up Tehran's ability to make material that can be used for both reactor fuel and nuclear warheads. Iran's nuclear agency has plans to install high-technology centrifuges at its main enriching site. The machines are estimated to be able to enrich up to five times faster than the present equipment.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 5:4: "And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Southern Army, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #242)

2013-01-31 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 58s

Signs of His Coming: Israel strikes arms convoy in Syria | 150,000 displaced after flooding in Mozambique | Kissinger says conflict with Iran is in the 'forseeable future'

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Southern Army, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Egypt's army chief warns that country could collapse (Second Coming Watch Update #301)

2013-01-30 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 2s

1. According to The Associated Press, Egypt's army chief warned of "the collapse of the state" if the political crisis roiling the nation for nearly a week continues. The warning by the chief, who is also the country's defense minister, were the first comments by the powerful military since the country's latest crisis began around the second anniversary of Egypt's uprising. They came days after President Mohammed Morsi placed three cities under a 30-day state of emergency and a night curfew.

2. According to The New York Times, the Pentagon is moving toward a major expansion of its cybersecurity force to counter increasing attacks on the nation's computer networks, as well as to expand offensive computer operations on foreign adversaries. The expansion would increase the Defense Department's Cyber Command by more than 4,000 people, up from the current 900. William J. Lynn III, a former deputy defense secretary who worked on the Pentagon's cybersecurity strategy said, "The threat is real and we need to react to it."

3. According to The Associated Press, Israel could launch a pre-emptive strike to stop Syria's chemical weapons from reaching Hez-boll-ah in Lebanon or other terrorist groups. The warning came as the military moved a rocket defense system to a main northern city, and Israel's premier warned of dangers from both Syria and Iran. Israel has long expressed concerns that Syrian President Bashar Assad could lose control over his chemical weapons.

4. According to The Associated Press, torrential rains have left thousands of homes flooded in eastern Australia, with more rain and high winds expected. The disaster has claimed four lives, including a 3-year-old boy who was hit by a falling tree. The Australian Associated Press said officials were preparing for another day of evacuations along the eastern coast, where hundreds of homes have been cut off by floodwaters.

5. According to the Islamic Republic News Agency, Iranian President Mah-moud Ah-ma-di-ne-jad said that all Muslims should mobilize their resources to uproot Zionism. He made the remarks in his speech to the 26th international conference on Islamic Unity. He also encouraged Muslims around the world to put aside their differences in an effort to defeat the West and Israel.

The Bible says in 1 Peter 1:13: "Wherefore gird up the loins of your mind, be sober, and hope to the end for the grace that is to be brought unto you at the revelation of Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Southern Army, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #241)

2013-01-29 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 16s

Signs of His Coming: Iran would definitely use nuclear weapon on Israel | George Soros predicts world is entering a period of "evil" | Iran: An attack on Syria is an attack on us

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Southern Army, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Israeli president warns of danger posed by Iran's nuclear program (Second Coming Watch Update #300)

2013-01-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 16s

1. According to The Times of Israel, Israeli President Shimon Peres addressed the World Economic Forum and warned of the danger posed by Iran's nuclear program -- not only to Israel, but to the rest of the international community as well. He said, "Iran wants to rule over the Middle East, and no country wants that to happen. Peres also praised President Obama for leading sanctions against Iran and called on the Arab League to assemble a force to stop the bloodshed in Syria.

2. According to The Jerusalem Post, Jordan's King Ab-dull-ah II says the two-state solution between Israel and Palestine will only be viable while President Obama is still in office. In his speech to the World Economic Forum, he stated that "The time to take action in the Middle East is now. The two state solution will only last as long as Obama's term. If it doesn't happen by then I don't think it will happen." He said that the Palestinians must be granted their rights to their own future and called upon the international community to "end this conflict once and for all."

3. According to Reuters, five people were shot dead in the Egyptian city of Suez during nationwide protests against President Mohamed Morsi on the second anniversary of the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Another 280 civilians and 55 security personnel were injured in demonstrations fuelled by anger at the president and his Islamist allies in the Muslim Brotherhood. Thousands of protesters massed in Cairo's Tahrir Square to rekindle the demands of a revolution they say has been hijacked by Islamists who have betrayed its goals.

4. According to Reuters, North Korea threatened to attack rival South Korea if Seoul joined a new round of tightened U.N. sanctions, as Washington unveiled more of its own economic restrictions following North Korea's rocket launch last month. In a third straight day of fiery rhetoric, the North directed its verbal onslaught at its neighbor saying: "'Sanctions' mean a war and a declaration of war against us."

5. According to Reuters, Britain's economy shrank more than expected at the end of 2012 with a North Sea oil production slump, lower factory output and a hangover from London's Olympics pushing it perilously close to a "triple-dip" recession. The news is a blow for Britain's Conservative-led government, which a day earlier defended its austerity program against criticism from the International Monetary Fund. It needs solid growth to meet its budget targets, keep a triple-A debt rating and bolster its chances of winning a 2015 election.

The Bible says in James 5:7: "Be patient therefore, brethren, unto the coming of the Lord. Behold, the husbandman waiteth for the precious fruit of the earth, and hath long patience for it, until he receive the early and latter rain."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Southern Army, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #240)

2013-01-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 38s

Signs of His Coming: Antibiotic-resistant diseases pose 'apocalyptic' threat | Great Britain could be on path to exit from the European Union | France sees no sign Syria's Assad will be toppled soon

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Southern Army, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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N. Korea threatens new nuclear test, says rockets are designed to carry warheads (Second Coming Watch Update #299)

2013-01-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 15s

1. According to the Associated Press, North Korea's top governing body warned that the regime will conduct its third nuclear test in defiance of U.N. punishment, and made clear that its long-range rockets are designed to carry not only satellites but also warheads aimed at striking the United States. North Korea's National Defense Commission denounced the UN resolution condemning the country's long-range rocket launch as a banned missile activity and expanding sanctions against the regime.

2. According to Reuters, Russia warned Israel and the West against launching military strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities but suggested Tehran should be quicker to cooperate over inspections of its nuclear sites. Speaking at his annual news conference, the Russian Foreign Minister said, "Attempts to prepare and implement strikes on Iranian nuclear facilities and on its infrastructure as a whole are a very, very dangerous idea. We hope these ideas will not come to fruition."

3. According to The Associated Press, the top commander of Iran's powerful Revolutionary Guard insists his forces control shipping in the Strait of Hormuz, the gateway for one fifth of the world's oil. The commander's remarks, which were posted on the Guard's website, were apparently aimed at highlighting the Guard's control of the strategic waterway. Military officials say Iran has a plan to close the Strait but insist that the country's Supreme Leader would make the final decision.

4. According to Fox News, four American F-16 fighter jets have been sent to Egypt as part of a foreign aid package that critics say should have been scrapped when the nation elected a leader who has called the U.S. President a liar and urged that hatred of Jews be instilled in children. Sixteen F-16s and 200 Abrams tanks are to be given to the Egyptian government before the end of the year under a foreign aid deal signed in 2010 with then-Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak. However, President Morsi's verbal attacks on the Jewish state and on the United States has caused concern over how the military aid will be used in the future. 5. According to The Associated Press, Palestinians plan to reassure Israel's public that they are partners for peace, after a strong showing of Israeli moderates in parliament elections ended the domination of hawkish parties. The activists said that a letter with such a message will be sent to Israeli legislators and the media in coming days. Palestinian officials say they are pleasantly surprised by the surge of centrist parties but doubt this will fundamentally alter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's policies. You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at SecondComingHerald.com…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 7 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #239)

2013-01-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 32s

Signs of His Coming: Islamists in Great Britain call for Sharia law, Muslim dominance in France | Pastor Saeed Abedini faces death sentence in Iran | UN chief seemingly blames Israel for lack of progress in Arab world

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 7" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Japan talks of warning shots as dispute with China heats up (Second Coming Watch Update #298)

2013-01-23 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 58s

1. According to the Associated Press, Japan says it may fire warning shots and take other measures to keep foreign aircraft from violating its airspace. The latest verbal blast between Tokyo and Beijing raises concerns that a dispute over hotly contested islands could spin out of control. Japanese officials made the comments after Chinese fighters followed its warplanes near the islands recently. Though there have been no outright clashes, the increased sea and air operations have fueled worries that the situation could spin out of control.

2. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Defense Ministry is holding a series of tests on an upgraded version of the Iron Dome rocket defense system. The upgrades are designed to give the Iron Dome "improved capabilities against an unprecedented range of threats." One of the improved systems has already been deployed to defend Tel Aviv against long-range rocket attacks.

3. According to Focus Taiwan, a magnitude 5.5 earthquake jolted northeastern Taiwan early Monday, but there were no reports of casualties or damages. The quake was felt in the capital as well as other areas. Taiwan sits in an earthquake-prone area and up to 30 earthquakes have been known to hit the island in a one month period.

4. According to the Associated Press, Iran's Intelligence Ministry says the West has launched a "currency war" against Tehran to destabilize the country. The director of the ministry's economy department says that expanding domestic production can help counter Western sanctions imposed on Iran over its nuclear program. Because of ongoing sanctions, Iran's national currency lost nearly 40 percent of its value in 2012 alone.

5. According to The Associated Press, Germany's Patriot missile systems that will be deployed close to the Syrian border have arrived at a port in southern Turkey. Germany, the Netherlands and the United States are providing two batteries each to protect NATO ally Turkey from any possible incoming ballistic missiles from Syria, where a vicious civil war has left at least 60,000 people dead. Violence has also flared along the Turkish-Syrian border. Shells fired from Syria have landed in Turkey and Turkey has retaliated with artillery fire.

The Bible says in Hebrews 9:28: "So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 6 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #238)

2013-01-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 17s

Signs of His Coming: London warns of 'perfect Mideast storm,' calls for intense peace push | Iran will never halt uranium enrichment, Soltanieh says | Two North Korean Christians killed for their faith‏

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 6" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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David Cameron warns UK will "drift" out of EU (Second Coming Watch Update #297)

2013-01-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 24s

1. According to Reuters, the Prime Minister of Great Britain, David Cameron, said the U.K. will "drift" out of the European Union and the European project will "fail" unless the bloc tackles three serious problems it faces -- the euro zone debt crisis, faltering competitiveness and declining public support. The prime minister was expected to spell out his plans to renegotiate Great Britain's membership in the 27-nation bloc, however he delayed the address to deal with the hostage crisis in Algeria.

2. According to IT Pro Portal, a U.S. Air Force commander has claimed that Iran's cyber-capabilities would have undergone a transformation since the infamous Stux-net worm struck its uranium enrichment facilities in 2010. General William Shelton, who oversees the Air Force's cyber operations, said that Iran is now going to be "a force to be reckoned with" in the cyber-sphere. The Islamic Republic will want to take revenge on diplomatic foes such as the U.S. and Israel, who are widely believed to have been responsible for the Stux-net and Flame attacks which targeted Iran.

3. According to Reuters, heavy monsoon rain triggered severe flooding in large swathes of the Indonesian capital bringing the city to a halt with many government offices and businesses forced to close because staff could not get to work. Four people have died, and at least 20,000 people were forced from their homes in the capital. Weather officials warned that the rain could get worse over the next few days and that the potential for more flooding remains.

4. According to Fox News, alarmed human rights advocates say the 15-year prison sentence given to a woman and her seven children by an Egyptian court for converting to Christianity is a sign of things to come. Nadia Ali was raised a Christian, but converted to Islam when she married a Muslim man. After her husband died, she and her children registered their religious affiliation as Christian. However, when the conversion came to light, the mother, her children, and the government clerks who processed their identity cards were thrown in prison. Samuel Tadros, a research fellow at Hudson Institute's Center for Religious Freedom, said Egypt's new Sharia-based constitution "is a real disaster in terms of religious freedom."

5. According to Ria Novosti, Iran will deploy a fleet of warships to the Mediterranean Sea. The Iranian Navy's rear admiral said the country's "24th fleet of warships will patrol the north of the Indian Ocean, the Gulf of Aden, the Red Sea, the Suez Canal and the Mediterranean Sea for three months and will even sail as far as southeastern Asian countries."

The Apostle Paul wrote in 2 Timothy 4:8: " Henceforth there is laid up for me a crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, shall give me at that day: and not to me only, but unto all them also that love his appearing."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 5 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #237)

2013-01-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 30s

Signs of His Coming: Israel to UN: Stop Syrian WMD transfer to Hezbollah | Secret State Department cable says chemical weapons were used in Syria | Christians in Cuba claim government is harassing their families and threatening their churches

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 5" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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'Doomsday Clock' to remain at 5 minutes till midnight (Second Coming Watch Update #296)

2013-01-17 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 49s

1. According to Live Science, scientists announced today that the hands of the infamous "Doomsday Clock" will remain firmly in their place at five minutes to midnight -- symbolizing humans' destruction -- for the year 2013. Keeping their outlook for the future of humanity quite dim, the group of scientists also wrote an open letter to President Barack Obama, urging him to partner with other global leaders to act on climate change. The clock is a symbol of the threat of humanity's imminent destruction from nuclear or biological weapons, climate change and other human-caused disasters.

2. According to The Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his oft-stated stance that, under the current circumstances, Israel could not make peace with the Palestinians. In a pre-election interview, Netanyahu said that if Israel were to pull out of the West Bank, it would fall into the hands of the country's enemies. He said, "In the Middle East, any territory that we evacuate will be captured by Iran. The stronger we are, the more we will be able to guarantee our future and make peace with our neighbors."

3. According to The Times of Israel, Israeli soldiers patrolling near the Gaza Strip discovered a large tunnel originating from the Palestinian enclave, apparently designed to facilitate a terror attack. The army said the shaft was part of an elaborate terror plan against Israeli targets or an attempt to kidnap soldiers. The IDF deemed the tunnel a "serious security threat" as it was the same type of tunnel that was used in 2006 to ambush and kidnap Israeli soldiers.

4. According to Fox News, a longtime substitute teacher in New Jersey has been fired after he shared a Bible verse with a student and gave the child a Bible upon request. He was accused of breaking two policies - distributing religious literature on school grounds and another policy that directs teachers to be neutral when discussing religious material. Hiram Sasser, director of litigation at Liberty Institute, said, "It's unfortunate that the school district chose the path of religious hostility and intolerance against a retired man serving his community and simply responding to a student's intellectual curiosity."

5. According to Great Britain's Telegraph newspaper, North Korea vowed to strengthen its defences amid concerns the country may conduct a nuclear test as a follow-up to last month's long-range rocket launch. Citing U.S. hostility, the country's foreign ministry said in a memorandum that North Korea will "continue to strengthen its deterrence against all forms of war." Reports said that North Korea had informed China that it is planning to conduct a nuclear test this week.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:23: "May the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #236)

2013-01-16 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 28s

Signs of His Coming: Egypt's Coptic Christians fleeing country after Islamist takeover | Islamists in Mali vow to give France and allies "hell" | Cyber security awakening in 2013: How vulnerable is the U.S. now?

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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European Union is reportedly formulating a peace plan for Israel and Palestine (Second Coming Watch Update #295)

2013-01-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 14s

1. According to The Times of Israel, the European Union is reportedly formulating a detailed peace plan to re-energize dormant Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. According to Israeli diplomatic sources, the goal of the EU plan is to bring about the establishment of an independent Palestinian state based on the 1967 borders, with its capital in East Jerusalem. The report said the EU intends to set a clear timetable for negotiations between the two sides in 2013.

2. According to Reuters, the naval force of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guards has held exercises to test new equipment and battle tactics in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. The drills tested the naval force's combat-readiness, speed in responding to natural disasters and familiarity with new weapons. Iranian officials have often said Iran could block the strait if it came under military attack over its disputed nuclear program, and a heavy Western naval presence in the Gulf is meant to deter any such move.

3. According to the Associated Press, a volcano erupting in Russia's Far East is sending plumes of gas and ash high into the sky and creating a lava lake. The volcano is located in Kam-chat-ka peninsula, hundreds of miles from the nearest residential areas. A volcano expert at Russia's Academy of Sciences said, "There were no lava lakes at Kam-chat-ka volcanos before now. We have never seen this before." Russian officials say the current eruptions are not likely to end any time soon.

4. According to The Jerusalem Post, the family of American-Iranian pastor Sa-eed A-be-di-ni released a letter from him stating that Iranian authorities have threatened him with death because of his belief in Christianity. The pastor wrote: "This is the process in my life today: One day I am told I will be freed and allowed to see my kids on Christmas (which was a lie) and the next day, I am told I will hang for my faith in Jesus. One day, there are intense pains after beatings in interrogations; the next day they are nice to you and offer you candy." The U.S. State Department expressed "serious concerns" about Abedini's situation.

5. According to the Jerusalem Post, Iranian President Mah-moud Ah-ma-di-ne-jad is expected to visit Egypt in February and discuss the resumption of diplomatic relations between the two countries with his Egyptian counterpart Mohamed Morsi. Iran's Foreign Minister met with Morsi in Cairo to discuss improving the ties between the two countries. He said that the tensions were being orchestrated by the Western media and invited Morsi to Iran on behalf of President Ahmadinejad.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:23: "May the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #235)

2013-01-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 23m 26s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli vice-premier says a Palestinian state alongside Israel isn’t feasible | Extreme weather ravages the globe | "Wearable computers" could soon be a reality

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Era of "incurable" gonorrhea is close at hand (Second Coming Watch Update #294)

2013-01-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 58s

1. According to U.S. News & World Report, the fears of major health organizations have come true: Gonorrhea that is immune to the last remaining effective oral antibiotic has been detected in at least nine North American patients, meaning the era of "incurable" gonorrhea could be close. Last year, both the World Health Organization and the Centers for Disease Control warned that untreatable gonorrhea could soon be a reality as the bacteria showed increasing resistance to antibiotics. Cases of untreatable gonorrhea have been reported in the United Kingdom, Austria, France, Norway, and Japan.

2. According to The Times of Israel, a major storm system has virtually shut down the city of Jerusalem and many places inside the country. Israel's largest storm in 20 years brought snow and freezing temperatures and forced authorities to shut down highways and roads in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv due to ice that had accumulated. Elsewhere around the country, there was heavy flooding and widespread power outages. Some locations reported snowfall several inches deep and the level of the Sea of Galilee has risen since the storm began. Meanwhile, Jewish rabbis, quoting Isaiah 1:18, said that the snowfall in Israel was a good sign from God that the people's sins had been forgiven.

3. According to Reuters, the UN nuclear agency chief said that he was not optimistic about talks with Iran next week on getting access to a military base that Western powers suspect has been used for atomic-weapons related work. The International Atomic Energy Agency had hoped to be able to reach an agreement about the Par-chin military base by January 16th, but the agency expressed frustration, stating that "talks with Iran don't proceed in a linear way."

4. According to The Christian Examiner, the National Religious Broadcasters Network stated that the censorship of Christian material on the internet in 2012 was a dangerous sign for the future. The organization called out Facebook for taking down a "Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day" event page, Apple for removing two apps which promoted traditional marriage, and Youtube for blocking a youth speaker's video that warned against homosexual marriage. The National Religious Broadcasters Network has started the John Milton Project to bring greater awareness to such incidents and to hold social media platforms accountable to the principle of free speech.

5. According to Reuters, a NATO official said that a short-range ballistic missile was fired inside Syria this week. The official condemned the missile launch as "reckless" and said the "use of such indiscriminate weapons shows utter disregard for the lives of the Syrian people." Last week, the Syrian military fired at least four Iranian-made ballistic missiles at rebel positions, raising concerns that the Assad regime may be resorting to more lethal weaponry to maintain power.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-17: "For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #234)

2013-01-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 42s

Signs of His Coming: Annual report: 100 million Christians persecuted around the world | Middle East thrashed by freezing weather, fierce winds, deadly flooding | 6.2 magnitude earthquake shakes parts of Turkey and Greece

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Netanyahu says Iran and Syria are the real threats facing the international community (Second Coming Watch Update #293)

2013-01-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 35s

1. According to Israel National News, Benjamin Netanyahu says that Iran's nuclear ambitions and Syria's chemical weapons are the real threats facing the Middle East and the stability of the entire international community, not the so-called "Israeli settlement" expansion. After a lengthy process and much heated debate, Ariel University, located in Samaria, recently received government recognition as a full-fledged university, making it the first Israeli university over the 1949 armistice line. The Israeli government has recently approved thousands of new Jewish homes in east Jerusalem.

2. According to Breitbart, a Palestinian Authority chief judge has stated that Jerusalem will be the capital of a new Islamic Caliphate. According to television comments translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute, the judge stated that, "The caliphate will be restored after this tyrannical rule comes to an end. What we are seeing in Egypt are birth pangs. The struggle between Islam and others that aim at stopping the train that has already set out to liberate Jerusalem and to restore Islamic rule. Jerusalem will be the capital of the caliphate. It is imperative to awaken Palestine to its duty to liberate the land of Jerusalem."

3. According to Reuters, a judge has ruled that a public school district in Texas can require students to wear locator chips when they are on school property. U.S. District Judge Orlando Garcia said the school district had the right to expel sophomore Andrea Hernandez from John Jay High School because she refused to wear the device, which is required of all students at the magnet school. The family of the student has opened a lawsuit against the school and has stated that wearing such a chip violates their religious beliefs.

4. According to The Times of Israel, a Saudi Arabian newspaper has reported that some five thousand Hezbollah combatants entered Syria in December to aid the faltering regime of Bashar al-Assad. The four "support battalions" have succeeded in killing some 300 rebel soldiers in recent weeks as battles raged between government and opposition forces around the capital Damascus. Hezbollah has remained staunchly allied with the Assad regime throughout the popular uprising in Syria that began in March 2011.

5. According to The Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says Jerusalem will not be divided as long as he is prime minister. When asked about recent polls that show two-thirds of Israelis support the division of the city as part of a peace agreement with the Palestinians, the prime minister said, "I don't buy it" and stressed that Hamas would be at the walls of Israel's border if Jerusalem were split. Netanyahu cited the importance of his late father Benzion's ideology and its influence on how he thinks, noting the "privilege" of being in the Land of Israel.

The Bible says in Philippians 3:20-21: "For our conversation is in heaven; from whence also we look for the Saviour, the Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall change our vile body, that it may be fashioned like unto his glorious body, according to the working whereby he is able even to subdue all things unto himself."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #233)

2013-01-09 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 7s

Signs of His Coming: Investors expect violence, war as Euro crisis deepens | Egypt strengthens Islamist role in government | Tehran: Turkey won’t participate in military action against Iran

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Invasion of the Northern Army, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Senior Israeli commander says third intifada has already begun (Second Coming Watch Update #292)

2013-01-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 39s

1. According to Ynet News, a senior Israeli officer has stated that Israel is facing a third intifada. The defense establishment has been careful not to overstate the significance of the recent, growing wave of unrest sweeping the West Bank, but according to an Israeli Defense Forces Sector Commander the third intifada has already begun. However, he was optimistic as to Israel's ability to deal with terrorist threats, saying he does not foresee a string of suicide attacks, which became the gruesome hallmark of the al-Aqsa (AL-AKSA) Intifada.

2. According to the Jerusalem Post, Russia has concentrated five landing ships in the eastern Mediterranean in a show of force meant to deter Western nations from intervening militarily in Syria. According to the report, the ships are carrying military vehicles and hundreds of Russian marines, and are being accompanied by combat vessels. A Russian diplomat was quoted as saying that the marines were meant to deter the West from deploying ground forces in the uprising against Syrian President Bashar Assad which Russia believes may reach its peak before Easter.

3. According to NBC News, the United States has been hit with a particularly aggressive early flu season this year with widespread reports of the illness across the country. Over 2,200 people have been hospitalized and 18 children have died. Health officials say the numbers haven't even peaked yet. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control show 29 states and New York City reporting high levels of flu activity, up from 16 states and New York City just one week prior.

4. According to Politico, the next U.S. Defense Secretary may be a man who is not that friendly towards Israeli interests. President Barack Obama has settled on Chuck Hagel, a Republican and former U.S. senator from Nebraska, to succeed Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. However, some lawmakers are concerned over his past positions on issues affecting Israeli security. Josh Block, a former spokesman for the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, said that Hagel has "consistently voting against sanctions on Iran, against naming Iran's Revolutionary Guard a terrorist organization, and has refused to call on the European Union to name Hezbollah a terrorist organization."

5. According to Israel National News, Benjamin Netanyahu says that Iran's nuclear weapons program remains the number one threat to Israel. Speaking to Israeli ambassadors and consuls at the conclusion of their annual gathering in Jerusalem, Netanyahu said, "The number one threat has been and remains Iran, our commitment has been and remains to prevent Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons." Netanyahu predicted that in the short term the turmoil in the Middle East will continue, but "in the long run there is a possibility for change if Iran is prevented from achieving military nuclear capability."

The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 4:5: "Therefore judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts: and then shall every man have praise of God."

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Breaking Prophecy News; Is Russia the 'Northern Army'? Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #232)

2013-01-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 23s

Signs of His Coming: Egypt’s Morsi in 2010: No peace with Jews, ‘descendants of apes and pigs’ | South Australia beset by heatwave and brush fires as record-breaking temperatures soar | Abbas officially changes name of Palestinian Authority to ‘State of Palestine’

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Is Russia the 'Northern Army'? Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Jordan accuses Israel of planning to build third Temple (Second Coming Watch Update #291)

2013-01-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 21s

1. According to The Times of Israel, a Jordanian minister accused Israel of planning to partition the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem and the Temple Mount plaza surrounding it in order to erect the third Temple. The Islamic Endowments Minister told a visiting clerical delegation from Australia that he received instructions from leadership to safeguard the Arab and Islamic identity of Jerusalem because Israel was planning to divide the mosque from its courtyards with a new structure. The country of Jordan continues to administer the Islamic holy sites on the Temple Mount.

2. According to the Jerusalem Post, the Israeli Home Front Command is preparing all hospitals in Israel for a range of security threats, including large-scale missile attacks and chemical attacks. The preparations have been planned three years in advance, and bear no relation to current events or recent threat assessments. Exercises include training hospital staff to deal with conventional missile attacks, mass-casualty incidents and "mega-mass casualty incidents" - involving one thousand or more injuries.

3. According to CNN, Islamic militants in Nigeria's north have taken the lives of 34 people since Christmas, including 27 Christians attending church services. This week, however, the country's military took the fight to Boko Haram's stronghold, killing 13 suspected combatants. The task force condemned alleged Boko Haram attacks going back to July 2012 in a statement, calling them "incessant, callous, brutal, barbaric and impious killings." Human Rights Watch said the militant group has killed more than 2,800 people in all.

4. According to The Times of Israel, the Jewish state is stepping up efforts to improve border security between it and its neighbors. Spurred on by fears of Syria's civil war spilling into the Golan Heights, Israel is ramping up works to improve the border fence between the two countries. Israel may also look to improve the long border fence with Jordan, should there be money for such an endeavor. On Wednesday, Israel announced it had completed the main section of a fence along the border with Egypt aimed at preventing the entry of migrants, terrorists, and smugglers.

5. According to Great Britain's The Telegraph, an Israeli intelligence report has said that Iran's ability to retaliate for any Israeli strike on its nuclear facilities has been "dramatically" reduced by the disintegration of Bashar al-Assad's regime in Syria. This assessment predicts that Syria's army would not join its Iranian ally in a war against Israel because of the 21-month uprising. Hezbollah in Lebanon, which is armed and funded by Iran's regime, would also face an acute dilemma over whether to intervene.

The Bible says in Luke 21:27-28: "Then shall they see the Son of man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

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Breaking Prophecy News; Is Russia the 'Northern Army'? Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #231)

2013-01-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 21s

Signs of His Coming: Citing Biblical precedent, Netanyahu warns against ‘rushing’ into peace agreement | Drug-resistant malaria in Thailand threatens deadly global ‘nightmare’ | Russia to hold large-scale Mediterranean, Black Sea naval drills

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Is Russia the 'Northern Army'? Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Egyptian official says Israel will be wiped out in 10 years (Second Coming Watch Update #290)

2013-01-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 32s

1. According to Ynet News, a Muslim Brotherhood official and advisor to the Egyptian president told a London-based Arabic newspaper that he estimated that the State of Israel would be wiped out within a decade. He stated that Israel is destined to collapse and said that, "There will be no such thing as Israel, instead there will be Palestine which will be home to Jews, Muslims and all of the people who were there from the start." Egypt's presidential palace has since tried to distance itself from these comments.

2. According to The Associated Press, an arrest raid by undercover Israeli soldiers ignited rare clashes in the northern West Bank on Tuesday, leaving at least ten Palestinians and two Israeli soldiers wounded. The clashes began after Israeli forces disguised as merchants arrested a suspected terrorist. Regular army forces then entered the town, prompting youths to hurl rocks to try to prevent more arrests. Israeli forces fired tear gas, rubber bullets and live ammunition as youths set tires and bins on fire to block the passage of military vehicles. In several hours of clashes, dozens of masked youths hid behind makeshift barriers, hurling rocks and firebombs at soldiers.

3. According to The Times of Israel, the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics said that there will be an equal number of Palestinians and Jews in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip by 2016 and that by 2020 Jews will be a minority in the area. The Palestinian Authority said that such a situation would end the chances for a two-state solution and implied that Palestinians would not be interested in just the West Bank and Gaza if they could demographically dominate a binational state from the Jordan to the Mediterranean. Some Israeli scholars question official Palestinian population statistics, claiming the Palestinians inflate the numbers.

4. According to The Associated Press, Iran's navy said that it test-fired a range of weapons during ongoing maneuvers near the Strait of Hormuz, the passageway for one-fifth of the world's oil supply. The Iranian-made air defense system was among the weapons tested, along with various torpedoes and underwater and surface-to-surface rockets as well as anti-ship missiles. The Islamic Republic said it also deployed domestically-made hovercraft during the operation.

5. According to The Times of Israel, A-zer-bai-jan has stated that it will not lend its territory as a staging ground for a Western- or Israeli-led attack on Iran. The country's foreign minister refuted speculation to that effect as "groundless" and "distorted." A-zer-bai-jan and Israel maintain generally good relations, and it has been reported that Israel has a drone fleet stationed in the country in order to monitor Iranian activity.

The Bible says in Luke 17:28-30: "Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded; But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all. Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #230)

2013-01-02 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 58s

Signs of His Coming: Peres: We’ll talk to Hamas if it recognizes Israel | As many as 400 killed in deadliest single day of Syria’s civil war | Two Coptic Christians killed by bomb blast at Libyan church

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

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Two dead, thousands evacuated after flooding in eastern Malaysia (Second Coming Watch Update #289)

2012-12-31 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 43s

1. According to The Associated Press, flooding sparked by heavy seasonal rains has killed two people and forced nearly 16,000 to flee their homes on Malaysia's east coast. Authorities have evacuated residents of numerous villages and towns to higher ground in three Malaysian states that are prone to torrential rains between November and February. Flood monitoring centers said thousands of people were living in schools, community halls and other relief centers.

2. According to The Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated that Israel will do everything in its power to prevent a Syrian chemical weapons attack on the nation. Speaking at the Air Force Flight Academy graduation ceremony, Netanyahu said the Israeli Defense Forces were following the situation in Syria closely and preparing itself for any possible scenario. He spoke a day after reports emerged that he had met with Jordan's king to discuss a preemptive strike on Syria's chemical arsenal.

3. According to Channel News Asia, Arab countries are revisiting the idea of a single currency as a way of reviving their economies. The recent unrest in the Middle East has left many Arab countries' economies struggling and fragmented, and as governments focus on reconstruction and rebuilding, the idea of a single Arab currency is being spearheaded by the Arab Importers and Exporters Union. While a single currency will free up trade between Gulf nations and nations in the Middle East, experts say that the region needs to complete other steps leading to greater fiscal integration before a single currency can be implemented.

4. According to The Associated Press, Nicaraguan authorities say they have ordered the evacuation of some 300 families living on the flanks of the country's highest volcano after it began spewing hot gas and ash this week. Fifteen eruptions had been recorded within a 24-hour period. Authorities said that larger eruptions could occur and they wanted to move the closest residents away from the volcano as a precaution.

5. According to Reuters, Iran has stated that it would allow U.N nuclear inspectors into a military base they suspect was used for atomic weapons-related work, if threats against the Islamic Republic are dropped. The International Atomic Energy Agency believes that Iran conducted explosives tests with possible nuclear applications at Par-chin, a sprawling military base southeast of Tehran, and has repeatedly asked to inspect it. Western diplomats, however, accuse Iran of carrying out extensive work to clean the site of any evidence of nuclear work.

The Bible says in Mark 13:26-27: "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #229)

2012-12-28 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 22s

Signs of His Coming: Netanyahu reportedly went to Jordan with plans to destroy Syrian chemical weapons | N. Korea may have a weapon that could devastate much of America in a single blow | Christian students in Burmese schools persecuted for faith

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Senior Hamas leader calls for suicide bombing campaign against Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #288)

2012-12-27 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 10m 34s

1. According to the Jerusalem, Post, a senior Hamas leader called for the resumption of suicide bombings against Israel. The demand came in response to the government's recent decision to approve the construction of hundreds of housing units in east Jerusalem. The director of the Jerusalem Department of Hamas said that armed Palestinian groups should initiate a confrontation with Israel over its plans to build new apartments in Jerusalem and its suburbs. He stated that the Palestinians should resort to various methods of resistance, including "martyrdom operations in the heart of Israel."

2. According to The Times of Israel, while legislative scholars and political pundits continue to debate the exact meaning of the upgrade of the Palestinians to a nonmember observer state, the United Nations last week officially changed the way it refers to the body: it is now the "State of Palestine," as opposed to merely "Palestine." The name change is based on an opinion by the UN's legal department. On a symbolic level, the decision will likely boost aspirations of Palestinian leaders who hope their newly gained status will help them establish a full-fledged independent state.

3. According to Reuters, a major winter storm system swept through the southern United States on Christmas Day, spawning tornadoes in several states and killing three people in weather-related road accidents. The National Weather Service said a tornado struck Mobile, Alabama, home to about 200,000 people. There were reports of damage to trees and widespread power outages, along with some structural damage, but no injuries or fatalities. Tornadoes also touched down in Mississippi, Texas and Louisiana, flattening houses and causing some injuries.

4. According to the Times of Israel, the Iranian navy is to begin a week of maneuvers by the end of December that will include the testing of new weapons, combat simulations and electronic warfare. An Iranian Navy Commander was quoted as saying that the war games would also involve Iranian-produced drones, submarines, two new hovercraft and destroyers. According to the regime-sanctioned Press TV, the Iranian navy has been increasing its presence in international waters to defend naval routes and provide security for Iranian tankers and merchant ships.

5. According to the International Business Times, Human Rights Watch accused Palestinian militants in Gaza of war crimes for intentionally targeting Israeli civilians with rockets during last month's clashes after Israel assassinated a top Hamas leader. Sarah Whitson, the organization's Middle East director stated: "Palestinian armed groups made clear in their statements that harming civilians was their aim. There is simply no legal justification for launching rockets at populated areas."

The Bible says in Matthew 24:36-39: "But of that day and hour knoweth no man, no, not the angels of heaven, but my Father only. But as the days of Noah were, so shall also the coming of the Son of man be. For as in the days that were before the flood they were eating and drinking, marrying and giving in marriage, until the day that Noe entered into the ark, And knew not until the flood came, and took them all away; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #228)

2012-12-26 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 19m 38s

Signs of His Coming: Indian Jews from ‘lost tribe’ return to Israel | Russia and India sign weapons deals | Red alert issued for volcano on Chile-Argentina border

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Final War and Alignment of the Nations, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Christianity in the Middle East ‘close to the brink of extinction’ (Second Coming Watch Update #287)

2012-12-25 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 17s

1. According to the Telegraph, Christianity is 'on the brink of extinction' in the Middle East. Because of mounting persecution of worshippers a new report states that Christianity faces being wiped out of the "biblical heartlands." The study warns that Christians suffer greater hostility across the world than any other religious group. And it claims that politicians have been "blind" to the extent of violence faced by Christians in Africa, Asia and the Middle East and especially the threat of militant Islam.

2. According to The Times of Israel, Gaza terrorists attempted to fire a rocket at Israel on Sunday. The Kassam missile landed in an open area in the Gaza Strip, causing no injuries or damage. The rocket fire is a breach of the Egyptian-mediated ceasefire signed by Hamas on November 21st ending Israel's Operation Pillar of Defense. As part of the deal, Hamas agreed to halt its own fire and rein in other terror groups.

3. According to The Guardian, this month's rocket launch by North Korea shows it has probably developed the technology to fire a warhead more than 6,200 miles, theoretically putting the US west coast in range of its weapons. North Korea said the launch on December 12th put a weather satellite in orbit, but critics say it was aimed at nurturing the kind of technology needed to mount a nuclear warhead on a long-range missile.

4. According to the Jerusalem Post, Hamas leader Kha-led Ma-shaal instructed the terror group's sleeper cells in the West Bank to prepare themselves for armed struggle to take control of the Palestinian territory. According to the report which cited the Israeli Security Agency and the Aman military intelligence service, Hamas, at the behest of Iran, was preparing to seize power in the West Bank as it did in Gaza in a 2007 civil war.

5. According to Reuters, rigorous new sanctions against Iran's banking, shipping and industrial sectors took effect this week as part of the European Union's effort to force Tehran to scale back its nuclear program. The sanctions, agreed upon in October, entered EU law with their publication in the European Union's Official Journal. The toughest EU measures yet include bans on financial transactions, sales to Iran of shipping equipment and steel, and imports of Iranian natural gas.

The Bible says in Matthew 16:27: "For the Son of man shall come in the glory of his Father with his angels; and then he shall reward every man according to his works."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Satanic Program, Part 3 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #227)

2012-12-24 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 10s

Signs of His Coming: Palestinians aim to isolate Israel on world stage | Iran, Russia to continue supporting Syria | Israeli air force prepares for massive offensives against enemies

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Satanic Program, Part 3" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Al Qaeda staging a comeback in Syria (Second Coming Watch Update #286)

2012-12-22 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 28s

1. According to Reuters, having seen its star wane in Iraq, Al Qaeda has staged a comeback in neighbouring Syria, posing a dilemma for the opposition fighting to remove President Assad and making the West balk at military backing for the revolt. The rise of Al Qaeda's affiliate in Syria, which the United States designated a terrorist organisation last week, could usher in a long and deadly confrontation with the West, and perhaps even Israel. Members of the group say their aim is to revive the Islamic Caliphate.

2. According to The Times of Israel, one of President Obama's closest Middle East advisers said the standoff over Iran's nuclear program is headed for a critical point next year. Dennis Ross, a former special envoy to the Middle East, said, "When you look at where we are today, I'd say that 2013 is going to be the decisive year -- one way or another." Ross also called on Israelis and Palestinians to take concrete steps to restore confidence in a two-state solution.

3. According to The Associated Press, the head of the United Nations and all members of the Security Council except the United States criticized Israel on this week and demanded an immediate halt to new settlement construction. Representatives of the 14 council members stepped to the microphone outside the council chamber after its monthly Mideast briefing to denounce the Israeli settlement plans, which they warned are threatening a two-state settlement with the Palestinians. The move was clearly aimed at intensifying pressure on Israel and demonstrating the isolation of the United States on the issue.

4. According to ABC News, a pastor from Boise, Idaho, is being held in Iran without charge. He has been imprisoned, since September, in the notoriously brutal Evin Prison. Rev. Sa-eed A-be-di-ni was born in Iran but is now a U.S. citizen, and is being held captive for his work as a Christian missionary. He traveled to Iran this summer to continue humanitarian efforts, help build an orphanage, and continue leading a house church movement which has spread to over 30 cities in the country.

5. According to Reuters, most American states are not prepared for major natural and health disasters. Two nonprofit groups have released an analysis of the ability of hospitals, health departments and other state organizations to prevent and respond to emergencies ranging from bioterrorism to influenza outbreaks to catastrophic weather. Thirty-five states met fewer than seven of 10 benchmarks. Jeffrey Levi, president of the Trust for America's Health, "We have not paid sufficient attention to the everyday threats" such as influenza, food poisoning and extreme weather.

The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:3: "For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape."

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Satanic Program, Part 2 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #226)

2012-12-21 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 39s

Signs of His Coming: U.N. says world economy has weakened, faces triple threat | Syria rebels fear use of chemical weapons | Israeli PM: ‘All Israeli governments have built in Jerusalem. We’re not going to change that.’

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Satanic Program, Part 2" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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UN peacekeeping force in the Golan Heights may collapse (Second Coming Watch Update #285)

2012-12-20 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 56s

1. According to The Times of Israel, France's ambassador to the UN said that the United Nations peacekeeping force deployed on the Israeli-Syrian border has begun taking precautions against the possible use of chemical weapons, and may collapse in the face of a Syrian regime offensive. Gérard Araud (GE-RAR AR-OU) said that clashes between Syrian government and opposition forces on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights have sparked fears in Western countries concerning the safety of their nationals serving at the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force. Some of these countries, Araud (AR-OU) said, may withdraw their men from the force as a result.

2. According to The Associated Press, Germany and the three other West European members of the U.N. Security Council are preparing a statement condemning Israel's latest settlement plans in east Jerusalem and the West Bank. Permanent council members Britain and France plus Germany and Portugal are concerned that such settlements could threaten a possible two-state solution between Israel and the Palestinians. The diplomats said that details of the statement were being finalized in New York.

3. According to the Washington Post, Cyclone Evan, after devastating Samoa late last week, tore across Fiji leaving behind a trail of destruction. The South Pacific storm, equivalent to a category 4 hurricane in the Northern Hemisphere, unleashed maximum sustained winds of up to 135 miles per hour on Fiji's main island. One News reported that Evan ripped off roofs, grounded ships and flooded homes. Another press outlet stated that the country's second largest city, Lau-to-ka, resembled a war zone. In Samoa, the storm killed four people, injured 200, and four thousand homeless.

4. According to the Guardian Express, Honshu, Japan was hit with its third earthquake in two days as the number of relatively significant earthquakes peppering the Western Pacific countries increased to 177. All three of the tremblors were magnitude 5.0 or above. Geologists believe a 7.9-magnitude earthquake could hit the region with the next year.

5. According to Forum 18 News Service, police in Uzbekistan on raided a group of about eighty Protestants on holiday vacation together. Charges under six different articles of the Code of Administrative Offences have been brought against four members of the group, who were meeting together, discussing their faith and singing Christian songs. Police confiscated three Bibles and 100 Christian songbooks, insulted the group, and took the fingerprints of all present. They ordered the Christians to only worship in registered places specifically set up for religious purposes.

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Satanic Program, Part 1 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #225)

2012-12-19 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 13s

Signs of His Coming: New Palestinian group declares third Intifada against Israel | Worldwide internet oversight deal collapses after Western nations refuse to sign | Israeli TV report: U.S. to strike Iran if direct talks fail

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Satanic Program, Part 1" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Over a third of Americans believe natural disasters are evidence of the end times (Second Coming Watch Update #284)

2012-12-18 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 17s

1. According to Religion News Service, more than a third of Americans believe the severity of recent natural disasters is evidence that we are in the "end times" described in the New Testament -- a period of turmoil preceding Jesus' Second Coming and the end of the world. Daniel Cox, a research director at the Public Religion Research Institute, stated "There is a significant proportion of Americans who see these phenomena through a theological lens. It's hardly a fringe belief. It's nearly four in 10 Americans who are embracing this."

2. According to The Times of Israel, a new poll shows that for the first time since 2006, more West Bank Palestinians support the militant approach of Hamas as opposed to that of Fatah and its leader, Mah-moud Abbas. An overwhelming majority of Palestinians also believe the results of the latest Hamas-Israel escalation that included Operation Pillar of Defense prove that the armed struggle represents the best path to Palestinian independence.

3. According to Reuters, Syrian Vice President Farouq (FA-ROOK) al-Sha-raa has told a Lebanese newspaper that neither the forces of President Ba-shar al-Ass-ad nor the rebels can win the war in Syria. The newspaper released only limited excerpts from the interview, and it was far from clear that Sha-raa’s comments represented the view of the government. After 21 months of fighting and more than 40,000 dead, rebels have now brought the war to the capital, without succeeding in delivering a fatal blow to the government.

4. According to Agence France-Presse, the death toll from a typhoon that ravaged the southern Philippines in early December has risen to more than 1,000 and could go higher. Typhoon Bopha was the worst natural disaster to hit the country this year and hundreds of victims remain missing. Floods and landslides also caused major damage.

5. According to The Times of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that the Western Wall and the State of Israel will forever belong to the Jews. He stated, "In recent days, I have heard that the Palestinians are saying that the Western Wall is occupied territory," referring to a speech in Gaza by Hamas chief Kha-led Ma-shaal. "The Western Wall has been ours for 3,000 years, and it and the State of Israel will be ours forever."

The Bible says in Psalm 122:6: "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee."

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Breaking Prophecy News; A Final Victory for the Lamb (The Prophet Daniel's Report #224)

2012-12-15 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 11s

Signs of His Coming: Israeli foreign minister says the world would sacrifice Israel | Nearly a million Britons hit by norovirus winter vomiting bug | U.S. could give Israel thousands of ‘bunker-buster’ bombs

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "A Final Victory for the Lamb" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Iran says its missiles only need to reach as far as Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #283)

2012-12-14 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 11s

1. According to The Times of Israel, Iran's air force commander said that the distance between Iran and Israel is the maximum range that Tehran requires its missiles to fly. Brigadier General A-mir A-li Ha-ji-za-deh made the statement in response to a US intelligence report that claimed Tehran is no longer on track to achieve an intercontinental missile by 2015. Ha-ji-za-deh said, "We don't need missiles with more than a 2,000-kilometer range, even though have the technology to build them. Israel is our longest-range target."

2. According to the BBC, North Korea has successfully launched a long-range rocket, defying international warnings. The Un-ha-3 rocket appears to have followed its planned trajectory, with stages falling in expected areas. North Korea says a satellite has been placed in orbit and the U.S. confirmed an object had been put into space. South Korea, the U.S. and Japan have condemned the launch as a disguised test of long-range missile technology.

3. According to The Globalist Report, the leader of the Catholic Church, Pope Benedict, has called for the establishment of a "world community". In a speech made at the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace, the Pope called for the "construction of a world community, with a corresponding authority," to serve the "common good of the human family". As a means of defending global peace and justice, the pope's vision is supposedly not to create a new superpower, but a new governing body that offers to those who are responsible for making decisions criteria for judgment and practical guidelines.

4. According to NBC News, rare December tornadoes have struck the southern United States. As many as six tornadoes slammed five southern states this week. In Florida, at least 40 homes were reported damaged and 12 were completely destroyed. The National Weather Service has also confirmed that storm damage in Birmingham, Alabama, was caused by a tornado with maximum winds estimated at 90 mph. Tornadoes were also reported in Louisiana, Mississippi and Arkansas.

5. According to the BBC, the 2011 census has revealed that the Christian population of England and Wales has fallen by four million to 33.2 million in the past decade. This news comes as the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, says English cathedral congregations have grown in recent years. The number of people describing themselves as having no religion rose from 15% to 25% of the population. The Church of England said Christianity remained the most populous faith in England, but the fall in people choosing to identify themselves as Christians was a challenge.

The Bible says in Mark 13:26-27: "And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds with great power and glory. And then shall he send his angels, and shall gather together his elect from the four winds, from the uttermost part of the earth to the uttermost part of heaven."

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Breaking Prophecy News; A Final Deception of the World (The Prophet Daniel's Report #223)

2012-12-13 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 21m 10s

Signs of His Coming: Israel concerned that new Palestinian uprising could be on the horizon | 60% of Americans expect large-scale, devastating catastrophe in their lifetime | Report: U.S. will no longer be world’s only superpower by 2030

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "A Final Deception of the World" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Israeli prime minister says Hamas leader's comments show the militant group wants to destroy Israel (Second Coming Watch Update #282)

2012-12-12 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 9m 34s

1. According to The Associated Press, Israel's prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu says comments by the leader of Hamas shows that the Palestinian militant group wants to destroy Israel. In his first reference to Kha-led Me-shaal's visit to the Gaza Strip, he told his Cabinet, "We have been exposed once again, over the past day, to the true face of our enemies. They have no intention of compromising with us. They want to destroy our country, but they will obviously fail."

2. According to Reuters, a Russia-led proposal calling for sweeping new governmental powers to regulate cyberspace could enable countries to block some Web locations and wrest control of allotting Internet addresses from a U.S.-based body. The proposal, co-signed by Russia, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates, added to fears in some Western countries of a stalemate midway through a 12-day conference in Dubai to rewrite a longstanding treaty on international communications. The United States, Europe and other allies including Australia and Japan insist the treaty should continue to apply only to traditional telecommunications such as international wireline and wireless calls.

3. According to The Associated Press, Hamas leader Kha-led Me-shaal, making his first ever visit to the Gaza Strip, vowed never to recognize Israel and said his Islamist group would never abandon its claim to all Israeli territory. He stated, "Palestine is ours from the river to the sea and from the south to the north. There will be no concession on an inch of the land."

4. According to The Telegraph, many people around the world are taking the Mayan end of the world prediction seriously. Ahead of December 21st, panic buying of candles and essentials has been reported in China and Russia, along with an explosion in sales of survival shelters in America. Ron Hubbard, a manufacturer of hi-tech underground survival shelters, has seen his business explode. In France, believers were preparing to converge on a mountain where they believe they will be rescued. It is interesting to note that many Mayans themselves reject any notion that the world will end on December 21st.

5. According to The Washington Times, the Navy has positioned two more warships in the Pacific to monitor North Korea's upcoming long-range missile launch. The guided-missile destroyer USS John S. McCain and the guided-missile cruiser USS Shiloh have joined the USS Benfold and the USS Fitzgerald, both guided-missile destroyers, to monitor the launch.

The Bible says in Luke 21:25-26: "And there shall be signs in the sun, and in the moon, and in the stars; and upon the earth distress of nations, with perplexity; the sea and the waves roaring; Men's hearts failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth: for the powers of heaven shall be shaken."

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Breaking Prophecy News; Who is the Queen of Heaven? Part 4 (The Prophet Daniel's Report #222)

2012-12-11 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 45s

Signs of His Coming: Pakistan is expanding its nuclear arsenal to deter an American attack | Reports of Iranian authorities arresting Christians for their faith are pouring in | UN Secretary-General renews call on Syria not to use chemical weapons

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Who is the Queen of Heaven? Part 4" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: Listen to Dr. David Reagan, President of Lamb and Lion Ministries, on how Christians should live for Christ in the end times.

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Death toll from typhoon passes 500 in the Philippines (Second Coming Watch Update #281)

2012-12-10 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 8m 59s

1. According to The Associated Press, Rescuers were digging through mud and debris to retrieve more bodies strewn across a farming valley in the southern Philippines by a powerful typhoon. The death toll from the storm has surpassed 500, with more than 400 people missing. More than 310,000 people have lost their homes since Typhoon Bopha struck and are crowded inside evacuation centers or staying with their relatives, relying on food and emergency supplies being rushed in by government agencies and aid groups.

2. According to The Times of Israel, the United States, along with several key allies, is prepared to launch a military intervention in Syria should the Assad government resort to using its chemical weapons against the rebels. A military source told the Times that U.S. forces could be ready “rapidly, within days,” if Syrian chemical weapons were activated, and implied that the necessary forces were already in the region.

3. According to Reuters, an earthquake measuring 5.5 in magnitude struck eastern Iran, killing eight people and injuring 12 others. Emergency teams scrambled to rescue others and treat the injured. People fled their homes as the quake struck and brought walls and buildings down. But others were left trapped under rubble in villages across the district of Zohan.

4. According to The Associated Press, a strong earthquake struck the same Japanese coast devastated by last year’s massive quake and tsunami, generating small waves but no immediate reports of heavy damage. Several people along the northeastern coast were reportedly injured and buildings in Tokyo and elsewhere swayed for several minutes. The earthquake had a preliminary magnitude of 7.3 and struck in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of Mi-ya-gi prefecture. The area was shaken by repeated, smaller aftershocks.

5. According to World Net Daily, Iran has 170 ballistic missiles aimed at Tel Aviv, many of which have biological warheads. According to a source who served in Iran’s Intelligence Ministry and who recently defected, the Islamic regime has these missiles targeted at Tel Aviv from underground silos. He said that the Islamic regime ruling Iran has prepared for the total destruction of Israel as well as a capability to target European capitals.

The Bible says in Mark 13:8: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows."

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Islamists in Mali use child soldiers to fight against Christians

2012-12-08 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 30s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA130)

Islamists in Mali use child soldiers to fight against Christians. According to Persecution.org, Islamic militant groups in Mali are recruiting children to fight their holy war in West Africa. The children, who live in a world of extreme poverty and hunger, have little choice but to join. Once taken in by these extremist groups, they are trained to kill in the name of Islam. Often Christians are the victims of this "holy war" and up to 200,000 people have fled Mali as these Islamic militant groups grow in power.

Turkey steps up strikes in Syria. According to Reuters, Turkey stepped up retaliatory artillery strikes on a Syrian border town, killing several Syrian soldiers, while its parliament approved further military action in the event of another spillover of the Syrian conflict. Seeking to unwind the most serious cross-border escalation in its 18-month-old crackdown on dissent, Damascus apologized through the United Nations for shelling which killed five civilians in southeast Turkey on Wednesday and said it would not happen again.

UK government plans to implement a national 'virtual ID card'. According to The Independent, the British government will announce details this month of a controversial national identity scheme which will allow people to use their mobile phones and social media profiles as official identification documents for accessing public services. People wishing to apply for services will be asked to choose from a list of familiar online log-ins to prove their identity. Ministers are anxious that the identity programme is not denounced as a national ID card, and it is hoped that the implementation of this program will mean the end to any prospect of a physical national ID card being introduced in the UK.

The Bible says in Luke 21:28: "And when these things begin to come to pass, then look up, and lift up your heads; for your redemption draweth nigh."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #247)…

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Lawyer for freed Iranian pastor now imprisoned

2012-12-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 22s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA129)

Lawyer for freed Iranian pastor now imprisoned. According to The American Center for Law & Justice, the Iranian lawyer who successfully represented Christian Pastor You-cef Na-dar-kha-ni in court, leading to his eventual release and acquittal of apostasy, has been detained and ordered to serve a lengthy prison sentence in one of Iran's most dangerous prisons. Mohammad Ali Dad-khah was sentenced to serve 9 years in prison and barred for 10 years from practicing or teaching law. He is currently incarcerated in ward 350 of Iran's notorious Evin prison.

International lawmakers support Israel's right to strike Iran. According to The Times of Israel, a group of 25 non-Jewish parliamentarians from 17 countries signed a resolution justifying a potential Israeli strike on Iran's nuclear facilities, saying such a move would be legal under international law and might be needed to ensure the survival of Israel. The lawmakers, including U.S. Congressmen and one Latin American minister, considered calling on their governments to cut diplomatic ties with Iran but the final resolution did not include such a clause. The declaration states that Iran, with "its stated goal of destroying Israel," constitutes a "clear and present danger" to Israel's existence.

Christians in Turkmenistan fined for holding worship services. According to Forum 18 News Service, eleven members of a Baptist church in the northern city of Dash-o-guz, Turkmenistan, were fined for participating in an unregistered religious community. The fines bring to more than twenty the number of Protestants known to have been fined since the summer amid an upsurge in raids. Before being fined, the Christians were put on trial and questioned over why they had left Islam and where they had obtained Bibles and other Christian books.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:10: "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #246)…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Covenants with Israel, Part 3

2012-12-07 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 21s

THE BEST OF THE PROPHET DANIEL'S REPORT (VA122)

Signs of His Coming: President Peres says Israel will strike terror cells around the world | Over 200 Christians have reportedly been murdered in Syria | Iran's president says sanctions are the beginning of a 'battle'

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Covenants with Israel (Part 3)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be faithful witnesses for Him in the last days. We should be engaged in spreading the Gospel to those around us. In light of that, please listen to William Fay, author of "Share Jesus Without Fear": The Stories of Our Lives

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North Korea says peninsula is only a 'spark' away from war

2012-12-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 6m 56s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA128)

North Korea says peninsula is only a 'spark' away from war. According to The Associated Press, a North Korean minister lashed out at the United States, warning that its "hostile" policy has left the Korean peninsula a spark away from a nuclear war. Addressing the final session of the U.N. General Assembly's annual high-level meeting, Vice Foreign Minister Pak Kil Yon said the Koreas have become "the world's most dangerous hotspot" and pledged to use the North's "mighty" military deterrent against any "reckless provocations."

Azerbaijan won't let Israel use bases for attack on Iran. According to The Times of Israel, Azer-bai-jan's envoy to Pakistan says it won't allow Israel to use its bases for an airstrike on Iran. In an interview published with the Pakistani paper The News International, Dash-gin Shik-rov said A-zer-bai-jan was doing its best to stay out of the conflict between Iran and the West, despite the country's proximity to Iran and close ties with Israel.

6.2 magnitude earthquake occurs off Japan's eastern coast. According to The Japan Daily Press, the U.S. Geological Survey reports that early Tuesday morning, a magnitude 6.2 earthquake hit off of Japan's eastern coast. Originating from a depth of 6 miles, it was centered about 60 miles off the coast of Mi-ya-ko, in the northeast region of the country that was struck by the devastating earthquake and tsunami on March 11th, 2011. There have been no reports of damages or signs of an approaching tsunami.

The Bible says in Revelation 1:7: "Behold, he cometh with clouds; and every eye shall see him, and they also which pierced him: and all kindreds of the earth shall wail because of him. Even so, Amen."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #245)…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Covenants with Israel, Part 2

2012-12-06 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 13s

THE BEST OF THE PROPHET DANIEL'S REPORT (VA121)

Signs of His Coming: Netanyahu blames Iran for explosion in Bulgaria which killed six Israelis | The Pentagon says 20 nations will engage in military exercises in the Middle East | Experts say biometrics will soon be a part of our everyday lives

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "The Covenants with Israel (Part 2)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be faithful witnesses for Him in the last days. We should be engaged in spreading the Gospel to those around us. In light of that, please listen to William Fay, author of "Share Jesus Without Fear": More Bible Passages to Use When Sharing Jesus

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Muslims order Christians to leave village in Egypt

2012-12-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 36s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA127)

Muslims order Christians to leave village in Egypt. According to Assyrian International News Agency, Copts in the North Sinai border town of Rafah have started leaving their homes after receiving an ultimatum from Islamists to leave "within 48 hours" or be killed. According to confirmed reports, nine Coptic families have left the town. The remaining 23 Coptic families are still there, waiting to leave. One Copt who is still with his family in Rafah said "it is difficult for us to leave as most of us are shop-owners and have property, so it is not easy just to leave everything and go." The Copts are all confined to their homes, afraid to venture out.

One in 10 European workers has taken time off for depression. According to the BBC, one in 10 workers in Europe has taken time off because of depression. A poll of 7,000 people in seven European countries has found that those in Britain, Denmark and Germany were most likely to be off work because of depression. Overall, 20% of the 7,000 polled had received a diagnosis of depression at some point in their lives.

Iran's currency plunges to an all-time low as sanctions bite. According to The Jerusalem Post, Iran's rial plunged against the US dollar in open-market trading on Monday, taking its loss in value over the past week to more than a quarter in further evidence that Western sanctions are shattering the economy. The free fall suggests sanctions imposed over Iran's nuclear program are undermining its ability to earn foreign exchange and that its reserves of hard currency may be running low. One official noted, however, that even as the Iranian economy was reeling, the government in Tehran continued to pursue its nuclear program unabated.

The Bible says in 2 Corinthians 12:10: "Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #244)…

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Breaking Prophecy News; The Covenants with Israel, Part 1

2012-12-05 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 22m 4s

THE BEST OF THE PROPHET DANIEL'S REPORT (VA120)

Signs of His Coming: Israel's intelligence chief warns of rising terror on northern and southern borders | The world economy is heading for another perfect storm | Jordan takes action to ward off Syrian chemical attack

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Israel in the Tribulation (Part 2)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be faithful witnesses for Him in the last days. We should be engaged in spreading the Gospel to those around us. In light of that, please listen to William Fay, author of "Share Jesus Without Fear": Bible Passages to Use When Sharing Jesus

+ Plus, listen to Andrae Crouch "Soon and Very Soon"

(The Prophet Daniel's Report #141)…

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Islamist preacher says regaining the Golan heights is a key objective for Syria

2012-12-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 43s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA126)

Islamist preacher says regaining the Golan heights is a key objective for Syria. According to The Times of Israel, if Yous-sef Zo-a-bi is right, Israel has good reason for concern. Speaking from an office in Amman, where he took refuge after fleeing his native Syria 14 months ago, Zoabi said the fall of the Assad regime will enable Syrians to realize their deepest aspiration -- to regain the Golan Heights from Israel, "through negotiations or by force." The fundamentalist Muslim preacher also said that most of Syria wants and Islamist regime to replace Assad.

The EU says extra sanctions aim to punish Iran and restrain Israel. According to Ynet News, the European Union and the United States are set to toughen nuclear sanctions aiming to punish Iran while seeking to hold back Israel from a military strike. Western moves to pressure Iran have been made more urgent by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's stern call for a "clear red line" against the Islamic state's nuclear drive.

Leaked documents show that Russia told Syria to shoot down Turkish plane and kill its pilots. According to The Times of Israel, a devastating series of alleged Syrian intelligence documents show that contrary to previous reports, the two pilots of a Turkish F-4 Phantom which was shot down by Syria in June were not killed in the crash, but were murdered by the Assad regime on Russian orders. The Saudi newspaper Al-Arabiya stated that a file "sent from Assad's palace" conveys and thus apparently approves a Russian suggestion to "eliminate" the pilots in the "natural way." Syria had previously stated that it shot down the plane because it thought it may have been Israeli.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:6-7: "And ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #243)…

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Breaking Prophecy News; Israel in the Tribulation, Part 2

2012-12-04 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 20m 43s

THE BEST OF THE PROPHET DANIEL'S REPORT (VA119)

Signs of His Coming: 50 Christians are attacked during prayer meeting in India | China is on alert as disease outbreak infects hundreds of thousands | Tensions rise after U.S. navy fires on boat in the Persian Gulf

Prophecy Bootcamp: Our topic for today is titled "Israel in the Tribulation (Part 2)" from Dr. John MacArthur's book "The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ."

Action Point: God wants us to be faithful witnesses for Him in the last days. We should be engaged in spreading the Gospel to those around us. In light of that, please listen to William Fay, author of "Share Jesus Without Fear": Let God's Word Speak

+ Plus, listen to Jars of Clar singing "I'll Fly Away"

(The Prophet Daniel's Report #140)…

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Number of children sickened by suspected outbreak of food-borne vomiting virus rises to 8,400

2012-12-03 :: Daniel Whyte III
Length: 7m 57s

THE BEST OF THE SECOND COMING WATCH UPDATE (VA125)

Number of children sickened by suspected outbreak of food-borne vomiting virus rises to 8,400. According to The Associated Press, German health authorities say the number of children that have fallen ill with vomiting and diarrhea after eating food from school cafeterias and daycare centres has risen from about 4,500 to 8,400. Authorities in Berlin and the surrounding eastern German states reported the new cases on Saturday, while laboratory investigations to determine the exact cause of the outbreak were still under way. Berlin's health department says the sicknesses are moderate and most children recover within two days without requiring to be hospitalized.

Israel's finance minister says Iran's economy is "on the verge of collapse". According to Reuters, Israeli Finance Minister Yu-val Stein-itz said on Sunday that Iran's economy is edging towards collapse due to international sanctions over its controversial nuclear program. Israel regards the prospect of its arch enemy developing nuclear weapons as a threat to its existence, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that, although sanctions are taking their toll, they are not yet forcing Iran to abandon work that could soon lead to a nuclear warhead. However, Israeli officials appear increasingly ready to acknowledge the effect of recent American and European sanctions designed to restrict Iran's lifeline oil exports.

Egyptian president’s adviser describes Israel as ‘occupied Arab Palestine’. According to The Times of Israel, An adviser to Egyptian President Mohammed Morsi on Sunday said “removing the constraints of the Camp David [Peace] Accords” with Israel is a top national priority, and referred to Israel as “occupied Arab Palestine.” In an interview with Egyptian daily Al-Youm A-Sabi’, Mohammed Saif Al-Dawla, an Arab nationalist and Morsi’s adviser for Arab affairs, said that the Mubarak regime provided Israel with “free services” which will not continue under the new regime.

The Bible says in Mark 13:7: "And when ye shall hear of wars and rumours of wars, be ye not troubled: for such things must needs be; but the end shall not be yet."

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(Second Coming Watch Update #242)…

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