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Welcome to The Prophet Daniel’s Report. This is Daniel Whyte III here to remind you that Jesus Christ is coming back soon and that you need to be prepared. This broadcast is not about predictions, however it is all about preparation.
First, today, let’s look at some Signs of His Coming in the news.
The disciples asked Jesus in Matthew 24:3, “What shall be the sign of thy coming, and of the end of the world?” Jesus Christ then went on to give them (and us) clear signs that show us when we can begin to expect to see the coming of the Lord and the end of the world. Looking at world events through the lens of the Word of God, let’s look at some headlines from today’s news that point to the second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.
Jordanian TV airs Muslim cleric calling for the ‘Shattering’ of Israel and the conquering of Jerusalem. According to Israel National News, Jordanian state television aired a sermon by cleric Gha-leb Ra-ba-ba, in which he declares that the Arabs will conquer Jerusalem and “shatter the might of Israel.” The cleric stated, “The army is invincible. Its units are filled with people who pray with imams, and with people who memorized the Koran. This army will never be defeated. Jerusalem will be regained…” It is important to note that Jordan is a country with whom Israel is presumed to be “at peace” based on a 1994 peace treaty.
A report says Iranian nuclear scientists were present for the failed launch of N. Korea’s rocket. According to Haaretz, South Korea’s state news agency’s Washington correspondent reported that a dozen Iranian nuclear experts visited North Korea last week to observe its rocket launch. Quoting a diplomatic source who wished to remain anonymous, he said “Iranians of the Sha-hid Hem-mat Industrial Group arrived in North Korea. The Iranians undoubtedly were there to observe the missile launch and receive test data from North Korea.” North Korea admitted its long-range rocket failed to deliver a satellite into orbit on Friday, and the U.S. condemned the provocative action as a threat to regional security.
Shelling challenges shaky truce in Syria. According to the Associated Press, U.N. human rights investigators said they had received reports of shelling and arrests by Syrian forces since the ceasefire, as well as executions of soldiers captured by rebel forces, although the violence was generally less than before the U.N.-brokered truce came into effect. Activists trying to topple President Bashar al-Assad reported four people killed by shelling in Homs and four killed in the city of Id-lib on Monday in a gunbattle between troops and army defectors. They said two people were killed in the central city of Hama when their car came under fire. Damascus said “terrorist groups” carried out that overnight attack.
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. ”
You can read these stories in-depth and get more Second Coming-related news on our website at www.SecondComingHerald.com
Now, it’s time for Prophecy Bootcamp.
Prophecy Bootcamp is where we deal with the basics of prophecy and what will happen in the future according to the Bible. Our aim here is not to make predictions but to help you get prepared by understanding how things will unfold in the end times.
Today we are at part 4 of our series titled “The Metaphors of Being Rewarded” from John MacArthur’s book “The Second Coming of the Lord Jesus Christ.” MacArthur writes the following on this subject.
In I Corinthians 9:24-27, the Christian life is compared to the running of a race. Verse 24 says, “Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.” A Christian ought to run to win. The verse goes on to say, “And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible. I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection…”
As Christians, the object is to run to win. In order to do this we have to discipline ourselves and bring our bodies into subjection. In the literal Greek, Paul says that he beat his body black and blue — he disciplined himself.
The point is this: You are going to stand before Jesus Christ to receive a reward. So you need to discipline yourself to understand your priorities, and to be a good steward of your gifts and talents, if you’re going to receive a full reward.
In closing, let’s consider what God wants you and I to do in light of His Second Coming.
God wants us to share the message of the Gospel with those around us. In light of that, we are at part 1 of a new series titled ‘Sharing Your Faith in the Wokplace’.
According to S. Michael Houdmann:
As followers of Christ, there are many reasons why we should be eager to share our faith in all circumstances. However, in the case of our workplace there is one other consideration. As employees, we have made a commitment to yield to our employer the full benefit of our services for a given amount of time. To be a good Christian witness we must first follow through with this commitment. Evangelistic efforts should not interfere with the duties we committed to fulfill. The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13: “And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.”
If our evangelism interferes with our duties, then our actions will betray our words and the credibility of our witness is lost. So, we should be eager to be the best workers our employers have. This will lend some authority to our words later when we do share our faith.
One reason why we should share our faith in the workplace is simply because our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ commands it. During His last moments on earth with His disciples, Christ could have said anything. What He chose to tell them was that they were to go with His blessing and power to preach the Gospel so that others could come to know the saving power and blessed relationship with Jesus Christ. In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus says: “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world. Amen.”
Now, if you are listening to this broadcast and you do not know Jesus Christ as your saviour, God wants you to accept Jesus Christ before He returns. The Bible says in Romans 10:9 and 13: “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved…. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” Friend of mine, if you are willing to trust Christ as your Savior today, please pray with me the following prayer: Heavenly Father, I realize that I am a sinner. For Jesus Christ’s sake, please forgive me of my sins. I now believe with all of my heart that Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose again. Lord Jesus, please come into my heart and save my soul and change my life. Amen.
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.”
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.
Artist: Paul Baloche
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