In the year 2020 the Lord told me I was to begin having yearly family gatherings to prepare, so I began. This will be the third such gathering.
I will first repost last year’s family message then I will follow with this year’s message.
October 20, 2021/ Charles Cooley
God has given us many signs of what we should expect and prepare for in the coming year. Let’s begin with the nation of Israel being formed again after 2000 years in 1948. The prophet Isaiah prophesied –
“And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” – Isaiah 11:12
Then, after several wars, which were waged against them, they retook Jerusalem in 1967 but, the world didn’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital until an American President, Donald Trump, recognized it as Israel’s Capital In 2017. The nation of Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of its rebirth and President Trump proclaimed Jerusalem its eternal Capital and moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. The Sanhedrin Priests in Israel proclaimed him the 2nd Cyrus and minted a coin in his honor. Planning for building the Third Temple began in earnest, though it is not built yet. When it is built, the Antichrist will come. These and other political and religious signs point to the soon return of Jesus.
So what does this mean for us? It means that the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ that Jesus talked about is soon coming to an end.
“And they will fall by the edge of the sword and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” – Luke 21:24
It means that the so-called ‘Church Age’, as we have known it, will be drawing to a close and the ‘One New Man’ Age’ will begin.
“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,” – Eph. 2:14, 15
It means that the Church will begin to return to it’s Jewish roots. I don’t mean legalistically but, spiritually.
More recently in 2014 and 2015 God continued giving His signs with the Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring on the Feast Days of Passover and again on Tabernacles. Passover marked the first coming of Jesus and the feast of Tabernacles celebrates His second coming. This rare Biblical Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in the years, 2014 and 2015 is only the eighth one since Jesus was hanging on the Cross 2000 year ago. God is again warning us to prepare for Jesus coming again!
Then in 2017 God again displayed His Word in the heavens as Revelation 12 was displayed for the first time in 7000 years.
“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” – Rev. 12:1, 2
The constellation Virgo fulfilled this word as the planet Jupiter, after being in retrograde for 42 weeks minus a day in her womb, came forth on September 23, 2017 to continue it’s 7 year journey to the constellation Taurus where it will meet the planet Mars. Jesus taught that this birth would begin the tribulation period –
“All these are the beginning of sorrows (odin – birth pangs). Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” – Matt. 24:8, 9
The prophet Micah prophesied that this would be the time to complete the regathering of Israel –
“Therefore He shall give them up, Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren Shall return to the children of Israel.” – Micah 5:3
Also in 2017, God displayed another heavenly sign to His second Israel, the United States of America. One author while writing about the Puritans said –
“These Puritans viewed their emigration from England as a virtual re-enactment of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. To them, England was Egypt, the king was Pharaoh, the Atlantic Ocean was the Red Sea, America was the Land of Israel, and the Indians were the ancient Canaanites. They were the new Israelites, entering into a new covenant with God in a new Promised Land.”
But, what was this new sign? It was the Great American Eclipse. on August 21, 2017 God sent what is now known as the Great American Solar Eclipse, it was the first total solar eclipse that was visible in the U.S.A. and nowhere else. It was also the only total eclipse seen only in the USA since its founding in 1776. What is even more interesting about this eclipse is that it begins over Salem Oregon and travels through six more Salem’s on its trajectory across the United States. They are Salem, Oregon; Salem, Idaho; Salem, WY; Salem, NE; Salem, MO; Salem, KY; and Salem, SC. Not only are there seven cities named Salem in the path of the Great American Eclipse; but when it begins in Salem, Oregon, the sun sets in Jerusalem at the exact same time.
Do you remember the Biblical story of Abraham paying tithes to Melchizedek, the king of Salem? Salem is short for Jerusalem and Melchizedek is called King of Salem. Does this eclipse indicate that the “King of Jerusalem” is soon to come? While this eclipse traveled from the Northwest to the Southeast, in just 7 years another eclipse will cross the US from Northeast to Southwest which is very unusual. Some have wondered about the crossing point being right over the famous Madrid fault line in the Mississippi Valley. Sort of an x marks the spot. And another like eclipse is coming in 7 years on April8, 2024.
Well, what do these signs mean to us? They mean to prepare for the Lord’s coming. The last prophet in the Old Testament has this warning for us –
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Malachi 4:5, 6
In other words, Fathers teach your children to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Use the word of God and His signs to equip them. And children, listen to them and take their advise. Honor them by obeying their admonition to follow the Lord in all you do. In other words, restore the family as your foundation and don’t let all your attention be on the world or your fleshly desires.
After Jesus gives His teaching on the end times, He followed with 4 stories, or parables, to prepare them.
- He said don’t be like the people of Noah’s and Lot’s Day who didn’t heed the warnings and went on living as normal.
- He told them about the unwise servant who didn’t give those he had oversight of ‘food in due season’ but he began drinking and treating those under him badly.
- Then He told them about 10 virgins who were supposed to be waiting for the bridegroom but, 5 were unprepared and didn’t have oil in their lamps.
- Finally, He told them about the servants who had been given talents to use for the Lord but one of them hid the talent and didn’t use it for the Lord.
All these parables have very practical instructions on how to prepare for the Lord’s coming. The fathers among us should not only apply them to themselves but, they should pass them on to their children. Notice that they all speak of preparation for the Lord’s coming and not for building a place for yourselves in this world.
In conclusion, I am so blessed and happy to have been given you all as my family. Psalm 127 says –
“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Ps. 127:3-5
My wife, who has gone home to be with the Lord, and I were blessed with 8 wonderful children and the Lord has multiplied that into over 50 spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I want to say to you all that not one of you was an accident but each of you were designed and sent by God with a divine plan for your life as King David wrote by inspiration –
“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. and in Your book, they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” – Psalm 139:16
Each of you has come to this earth, at such a time as this, with a plan and a purpose written by God. And the Apostle Paul wrote –
“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Eph. 2:10
So, I want to encourage you, whatever situation comes upon you, don’t lose sight of this knowledge – God is for you and He will be with you to help you fulfill your purpose on this earth.
I love you – and so does God!
Well, a year has passed and our situation as a nation has continued to deteriorate. Politically, our government has used the DOJ, the FBI, and other agencies to rob the citizens of their rights as December 6th investigations, subpoenas against Trump supporters, and denial of parent’s rights to speak at school board meetings have shown. Democrat controlled government has demonstrated that it will do or say anything to force its agenda on the citizens and all too often Republican officials go along with it or are silent in their resistance.
The educational establishment has been relentless in forcing unchristian and unwanted policies upon our children in public schools from CRT doctrines and transgender policies to stripping parents of their rights to raise their own children in a way they deem fit! Their concept seems to be “the government owns your children – not you!”
Our Christian faith also is under attack from churches allowing ‘drag queens’ to speak in church services and ordaining homosexuals to claiming that there is more than one way to heaven, as those promoting Chrislam are doing. (They say Muslims and Jews have their own way to God!). But the worst transgression is the lack of truth and justice coming from the pulpits bringing us into the situation Isaiah complained about –
“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” – Isa. 59:14
The pulpits should be ringing with calls for justice as citizens are being stripped of their First Amendment rights or jailed for speaking at school board meetings! They should be preaching against the sin against the most innocent among us as abortion is continued and promoted by the Democrat Party!
Not least in the government onslaught against us is the forced control sponsored by our health organizations, the CDC, the NIH, and the WHO which have disrupted the entire economy, shut down free speech through social platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google all for the sake of big pharma making billions of dollars on an untried and unproven vaccine, which is not a vaccine at all! I feel this was all an experiment to find out how far they could go in controlling a population.
But now, thankfully, the truth is beginning to come out. A doctor Finds ‘Rectangles and Inverted Pyramids’ in Degraded mRNA Vaccines. Dr. Daniel Nagase has been using a scanning electron microscope to analyze both Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines that were exposed to room temperature for weeks or months and has found odd objects that according to several doctors who talked to The Epoch Times, should not be in the vials—even after degradation.
However, the Bible tells us of these kinds of days coming at the end of time, but it also has the answer to them.
“For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; But the LORD will arise over you, And His glory will be seen upon you.” – Isa. 60:2
God’s answer to the darkness is – “Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you.” (Isa. 60:1).
God is not taken by surprise at the condition of the world, and He has not lost control. He has given His people the answer – Arise and shine! He has already put His light in us by His word. We just need to remove the basket and let it shine! His word is truth and so we need to begin to speak the truth. He has another message for us as well –
“For behold, the day is coming, burning like an oven, and all the proud, yes, all who do wickedly will be stubble. And the day which is coming shall burn them up,” Says the LORD of hosts, “That will leave them neither root nor branch. But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; And you shall go out and grow fat like stall-fed calves. You shall trample the wicked, for they shall be ashes under the soles of your feet on the day that I do this,” Says the LORD of hosts.” – Mal. 4:1-3
God has promised that all the wicked plan to do will be stubble to be burned up but in the midst of the turmoil the LORD will arise with healing to those who fear the Lord’s name (that means those who do the Lords commands). The day of the Lord’s judgement is soon coming, and we will be here to see it! God also gives us wisdom on how to prepare for these days –
“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.” – Mal. 4:4
In other words – the Ten Commandments.
God has another word as well.
“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, And the hearts of the children to their fathers, Lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Mal. 4:5-6
In this process, God wants to restore the family, something that this government and all its woke policies is trying hard to destroy. The devil hates families because that is what God first ordained in the earth and it is the mechanism God ordained to pass on His commandment to the next generation. The chief purpose of any family is to know God and then it is to pass that knowledge on to the children. The entire government and indeed every church is built on the family. The old-time preacher Mathew Henry once said, “If you don’t have church at home, you won’t have it in church either!”
So, I want to say to my family keep your family ties strong, meet together often and talk to one another often. Pray for each other and encourage each other. When you get together, talk about the Lord and His word and what He is speaking. And remember to obey the 10 Commandments for they were given to prosper the family relationship. They are God’s prescription to weather the storms that are coming. And remember that we will all one day stand before God to give account of how we lived.
Remember those who have gone on before us from our family.
In memory of Anita Cooley and Israel Cooley who have gone home to be with the Lord but, are much missed every day.