LISTEN: 3 European nations join anti-ISIS coalition; Volcano erupts in Japan (Second Coming Watch Update #512 with Daniel Whyte III)

Daniel Whyte III
Daniel Whyte III

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Let’s take a quick look at today’s prophecy-related headlines which point towards the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ and the end of the world as we know it.

First, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMORS OF WARS — According to The Associated Press, Britain, Belgium and Denmark on Friday joined the U.S.-led coalition of nations that are launching airstrikes against the Islamic State group in Iraq, committing warplanes to the struggle against the extremists. The European lawmakers flatly described the moves as critical to security on home soil, arguing that facing down terrorists has become a matter of urgency. British Prime Minister David Cameron made a passionate plea for action in drastic terms — noting that the militants had beheaded their victims, gouged out eyes and carried out crucifixions to promote goals “from the Dark Ages.”

Second, today, under the Sign category of INCREASE IN NATURAL DISASTERS — According to Reuters, a Japanese volcano erupted on Saturday, spewing ash and small rocks into the air and leaving seven people unconscious, eight seriously injured, and more than 250 stranded on the mountain. A thick, rolling, grey cloud of ash rose into the sky above Mount On-ta-ke close to where TV footage showed hikers taking pictures. Trekkers and residents were warned of falling rock and ash within a radius of two and a half miles.

Third, today, under the Sign category of DISTRESS AMONG NATIONS — According to The Associated Press, diplomats say that the United States is considering softening its demands that Iran gut its uranium enrichment program, instead floating a new proposal that would allow Tehran to keep almost half of the program intact. The initiative comes as Iranian President Has-san Rou-ha-ni has sought to leverage the crisis in the Middle East to ease sanctions on his country as part of nuclear talks, suggesting in a United Nations address that security cooperation between Iran and other countries could only occur if they struck a favorable nuclear deal.

Fourth, today, under the Sign category of DISEASE & EPIDEMICS — According to Reuters, the death toll from the outbreak of Ebola in West Africa has risen to at least 3,091 out of 6,574 cases. Liberia alone has recorded 1,830 deaths, around three times as many as either Guinea or Sierra Leone, the two other most affected countries. The outbreak which began in a remote corner of Guinea has taken hold of much of neighboring Liberia and Sierra Leone, prompting warnings that tens of thousands of people may die from the worst outbreak of the disease on record.

Fifth, today, under the Sign category of WARS & RUMORS OF WARS — According to the BBC, the EU’s anti-terrorism chief has said that the number of Europeans joining Islamist fighters in Syria and Iraq has risen to more than 3,000. The official also warned that air strikes by the US and its Western allies had increased the risk of a violent response from militant Islamists against European targets. He said groups competing with ISIS, such as al-Qaeda, may try to launch attacks in Europe to maintain their profile.

The Bible says in Matthew 24:26-27: “If they shall say unto you, Behold, he is in the desert; go not forth: behold, he is in the secret chambers; believe it not. 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.”

Our second coming quote for today is from R. A. Torrey. He said, “The imminent return of our Lord is the great Bible argument for a pure, unselfish, devoted, unworldly, active life of service.”

You can read these stories in more detail and get more prophecy-related news at SecondComingHerald.com.

If you are not ready for the return of Jesus Christ, may I encourage you to get ready today by receiving Him as your Savior. 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.” Just believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins, was buried, and rose from the dead by the power of God for you so that you can live eternally with Him. Pray and ask Him to come into your heart today, and He will. Romans 10:13 says, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”

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

Daniel Whyte III has spoken in meetings across the United States and in twenty-three foreign countries. He is the author of thirty-four books. He is also the president of Gospel Light Society International, a worldwide evangelistic ministry that reaches thousands with the Gospel each week, as well as president of Torch Ministries International, a Christian literature ministry which publishes a monthly magazine called The Torch Leader. He is heard by thousands each week on his radio broadcasts, The Prayer Motivator Devotional and the Prayer Motivator Minute, as well as Gospel Light Minute X, the Gospel Light Minute, the Sunday Evening Evangelistic Message, the Prophet Daniel’s Report and the Second Coming Watch Update. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology from Bethany Divinity College, a Bachelor’s degree in Religion from Texas Wesleyan University, and a Master’s degree in Religion from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been married to the former Meriqua Althea Dixon, of Christiana, Jamaica for twenty-five years. God has blessed their union with seven children. Find out more at www.danielwhyte3.com. Follow Daniel Whyte III on Twitter @prophetdaniel3 or on Facebook.

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