Remembering Our Call

The Apostle Paul wrote a letter to the Romans, and he began with this introduction. “To all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.”  They were called to be saints, followers of the Lord. That could also be written “To all who are in America, beloved of God, called to be saints:” just as well for we too have that same calling. It is surprising how often Scriptures refer to being called and how often man fails to heed that call.

Charles CooleyIn 2010, I wrote a book named The Call that was never published so I felt I should introduce it here on my blog. Remember, the chapters of this book were written in 2010 and 2011. I will begin with the Introduction –

This book is a compilation of articles written and messages given in the past year and a half. My desire was and is to get America to wake up to the mortal danger she is in of losing her call in the Lord.

King David wrote, Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord. The people He has chosen as His own inheritance.” – Psalm 33:12. As a nation we have proven the accuracy of this truth as our early history clearly proves. Our founding fathers understood this principle as Noah Webster wrote in the preface to his famous dictionary –

noah-webster-quote“In my view, the Christian religion is the most important and one of the first things in which all children, under a free government ought to be instructed … No truth is more evident to my mind than that the Christian religion must be the basis of any government intended to secure the rights and privileges of a free people.” – Preface by Noah Webster in his 1828 Dictionary.

Our colleges and universities were originally founded to promote this principle as well, as the Harvard Rules and Precepts states –

“The main end of the scholar’s life and studies is to know God and Jesus Christ which is eternal life. Therefore, to lay Christ in the bottom is the only foundation of all sound knowledge and harmony.” – Harvard Rules and Precepts, 1638

As long as we adhered to these sentiments, we did indeed prosper in every arena of human endeavor. We became that “city on a hill” that Puritan John Winthrop preached about. However, in the 50’s we began the downward slide away from God. By the 60’s we had declared God was not important enough to remain in our schools, preferring instead the doctrine of ‘pluralism’, which is just another name for idolatry, and was quickly followed by the concept of ‘Separation of Church and State’ which was falsely attributed to our founding fathers’ intents. Soon we were removing God’s Ten Commandments from public places and even barring students from praying in school. This has been followed by a host of evils all resulting in the destruction of our foundational principles.

Once these principles were relegated to the ash heap, so to speak, the United States began its downward slide into moral decay and spiritual deadness that has resulted in the current troubles we face. In our early history every move of government was examined and judged according to Holy Scripture and was thus kept on an even plain. National debt such as we face now could never have happened then. Today’s military adventurism such as we have today wouldn’t have happened then. We were not the world’s policemen but the world’s conscience. We carried proudly the flag of Christianity and the standards of truth found in the Holy Bible.

father training childrenThe American family was firmly anchored on the foundation of Jesus Christ and the Holy Word of God. Since all aspects of society depend on the family, American society was stable and free to grow. It could even correct itself from its own weaknesses because of its firm foundation. Today, such is not the case and families are suffering and dysfunctional. When we left our moral foundation which is found only in Jesus Christ and the Holy Bible, we left the only foundation able to support our Declaration of Independence and Constitution. It was only a matter of time before the decay would affect every area of society; families, churches, education and government. Now we have politicians who transgress the intent of our Constitution with impunity, education which denies or fails to teach our founding principles, churches which commit adultery with the world and have lost their saltiness, people who are denying who they have been made by God from birth, and families which are falling apart.

However, there is still some remnant of Americans who believe in Jesus Christ and long to return to our early strengths as is seen in the ‘home school’ movement and in the Tea Party movement. There is yet time to do as Jesus advised the Church of Ephesus in the Book of Revelation –


Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place – unless you repent. – Revelation 2:1-5 (emphasis added)

Remember we were called to be Saints; a people called by God to live and preach God’s purposes for mankind.

Pastor Charles Cooley, retired

The Constellation Taurus Speaks to our time

taurus_mars_jupiterIn August pf 2024 the planet Jupiter will meet the planet Mars between the Horns of the constellation Taurus which could be a very bad time for the tiny nation of Israel. After all, that date will be the 9th of Av, a time on the Jewish calendar that has always proven to be bad news for the Jews. It is the date when both the former Temples of the Lord were destroyed. But this date also has meaning for the rest of the world as well. The constellation Taurus is named the constellation Shur in Hebrew. And Shur means ‘the coming judge’ in Hebrew. The fulfillment of the constellation Taurus will thus bring God’s Judgement to the earth! Just to fill out the meaning, the Hebrew name for the planet Mars is ‘Ma Adim’ which means ‘the red one’ or ‘the son of man’. Taurus also carries the star cluster known as the Pleiades on its shoulder, which means ‘the congregation’. So, in August of 2024, the meaning of Taurus will be – “The Son of Man comes with His Congregation to Judge the earth!” Also, one the Deacons of Taurus (accompanying constellations that help explain its meaning) is Orion, known as the mighty hunter who comes forth as light. Orion holds a club in Orionhis right hand with which to destroy his enemies and in his left hand the skin of a lion, showing that He has destroyed the devil who walks about roaring as a lion. Orion has a star belt known as Jacob’s Rod and Job asks “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion?” According to Isaiah, this belt signifies the righteous judgement of Orion.

“Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, and faithfulness the belt of His waist.” – Isa. 11:5

Now we know that God created the heavens and the stars (thus the constellations) several days before He created man. And God also created time as He assigned the Sun, the Moon, and the stars their rates of motion. Time is for man for God is timeless. Therefore, this constellation of Taurus has significant meaning for us, kind of like God’s star map for our trip through our history. 

How does its message fit with what we can see in the world now? The regathering of Israel to the land is almost complete and they are near to rebuilding their Temple. The nations around them are once again threatening them with annihilation and war may well start any time. Europe is bound up with the EU which is threatening absolute control over its people. (15-Minute Cities are ‘Enslavement of All the People,’ EU Lawmaker Says), China is threatening the world with its buildup of its military and it’s buying up of farmlands and resources around the world, and the United States has left its once solid foundation of In God We Trust! Every pilar of its society is now corrupted: the Church, the Government, the educational system, the financial system, the News Media, its moral concept of family, and its entertainment system. 

Asbury revivalThere is only one hope left for the United States, and that is for Remnant to rise up, filled with the Holy Spirit, and return to the word of God. Only a church like the one who began at Pentecost some 2000 years ago can weather the assault the devil is now leveling against us. Man’s ideas and plans will not meet the need. Christians trying to drive out the demons from today’s Americans infected with the ‘woke’ culture using the humanistic platitudes of yesterday’s church will have as much results as the 7 sons of Sceva did (Acts 19:14). The Church needs to relearn “This is the word of the LORD to Zerubbabel: Not by might nor by power, but by My Spirit,’ Says the LORD of hosts.” 

God has promised He will send Elijah before the coming of the Lord (Mal. 4:5). When Jesus came the first time, God sent John the Baptist in the Spirit and power of Elijah, perhaps God will again send some who come in the spirit and power of Elijah? Remember, John came “to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” In this day of broken families, and the indoctrination of our children into transgenderism, we need men and women to be turned back to their children, to raise them in the fear and admonition of the Lord like never before! They need to once again turn to the ‘wisdom of the just’, that is to turn back to the Ten Commandments!

“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments. Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet Before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD.” – Mal. 4:4-5

Pastor Charles Cooley, retired but still here.



Prepare while you have Time!

John the Baptist“In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!” For this is he who was spoken of by the prophet Isaiah, saying: “The voice of one crying in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the LORD; Make His paths straight.’ ” – Matt. 3:1-3

This was the message John the Baptist preached – ‘Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!’ He did not sugar-coat his message with words of ‘peace’, ‘God’s grace will cover it all’, ‘God is love’! He pointed out their sin and warned them to repent and get ready for God’s judgement that was coming!

“But when he saw many of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them, “Brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Therefore, bear fruits worthy of repentance, . . And even now the ax is laid to the root of the trees. Therefore, every tree which does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire.

The angel Gabriel told John’s father Zacharias, “He (John) will also go before Him (Jesus) in the spirit and power of Elijah‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” 

The Holy Spirit’s message through John the Baptist was not a water-downed one but rather one that got right to core of the problems they were facing – sin! In like manner God is going to send forth the spirit of Elijah once again to prepare the way for the 2nd coming of Jesus, the Messiah as Malachi prophesied.

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

When Luke quotes this scripture, he explains what turning the hearts of the fathers to the children means – “and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord”. In other words, turning them back to what the Scripture says their life should look like. God didn’t just give His word for fun; He meant it to be a roadmap to live by and Scripture says He watches over it to perform it! And this is the message the fathers are to teach to their children. That is why Malachi, when talking about the prophet Elijah who is to come, makes this statement –

“Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, Which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments.” – Malachi 4:4

At Mt. Horeb, God gave Moses the Ten Commandments. They are the roadmap to the well-being of any society. God began with “I am the Lord your God” then followed with the commands –

  1. You shall have no other gods before Me.

  2. You shall not make for yourself a carved image. . for I am a jealous God (In other words, put nothing before Me!)

  3. You shall not take the name of the Lord in vain.

  4. Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy –

  5. Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long –

  6. You shall not murder.

  7. You shall not commit adultery.

  8. You shall not steal.

  9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

  10. You shall not covet anything that is your neighbor’s.

Minneapolis Rioters WinThese are the wisdoms of the just that John preached and that were to prepare the way for the Lord to come. As a nation, we have broken and are breaking every one of them! In the 60’s we began to remove these 10 Commandments from public view and eventually even took them out of our schools. And now we are reaping fruits of lawlessness that come from removing the tenants of God’s laws. Do you wonder why America’s murder rate is so high when you legalize the killing of babies in the womb? You have released the death angel to once again roam the streets!

taurus_mars_jupiterOh, that God would send the spirit of Elijah once again, and we need many ‘John the Baptists’ to appear on the scene, “crying in the wilderness, prepare the way of the Lord, make His paths straight!” The time is short, and the Lord is preparing to come, but this time He is coming with judgement on the wicked, those who refused His Gospel. God shows us this in heavenly signs, the constellation of Taurus, the Great Bull of the heavens. in August of 2024 the King planet Jupiter will meet Mars, which in Hebrew is ‘ma-Adim’, or the ‘Son of Man’, between the horns of Taurus, which is Shur in Hebrew and means “the coming judge”. Taurus is pictured as a ‘Reem’, a prehistoric Bull only slightly smaller than an elephant, his head down in the act of charging. He carries on his shoulder the 7 stars of the Pleiades, which is translated as Congregation, as he charges against the wicked. In August of 2024 this sign will be fulfilled, and it will mean – “The Son of Man comes with His congregation to judge the earth”.

This is a picture the Lord’s reaction when truth and justice have finally been forsaken to the point of Isaiah’s prophesy –

“The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; They have made themselves crooked paths.
Whoever takes that way shall not know peace. . . . Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So, truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Then the LORD saw it, and it displeased His That there was no justice.” – Isaiah 59:8-15

 Because of this condition, and being as it was in the Days of Noah, God is going to send the Lord to correct it –

“He saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor; Therefore, His own arm brought salvation for Him. And His own righteousness, it sustained Him. For He put on righteousness as a breastplate, And a helmet of salvation on His head. He put on the garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal as a cloak. According to their deeds, accordingly He will repay, Fury to His adversaries, Recompense to His enemies; The coastlands He will fully repay.” – Isaiah 59:16-18

Malachi describes the same coming of the Lord in even more graphic terms –

“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.” – Mal. 4:1

But, to those who fear the name of the Lord, Taurus will carry them safely on His shoulder as the judgement poured out! Many of today’s prophets are speaking right now of the Lord’s coming with judgement, and it will begin in the House of the Lord. God is going to apply a Scriptural Law, “What you sow, you shall reap”! Remember Jupiter will meet Mars in the horns of Taurus August 13, 2024, that’s only a little over a year away so, this message is serious. Now is the time to prepare and there is only one way to prepare – that is to repent of every sin the Holy spirit will remind you of (I’m speaking to born again believers.) To those don’t know if you are saved, now is the time to repent and let the blood of Jesus wash you clean from your sins. Right now, His mercy is available, but Scripture reminds us –

Seek the LORD while He may be found, call upon Him while He is near. Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon.” – Isa. 55:6-7

“For this shall every one that is godly pray unto thee in a time when thou mayest be found: surely in the floods of great waters they shall not come nigh unto him.” – Psalm 32:6

In other words, there is a time when you can repent and call on the name of the Lord, and this is that time. He is coming soon with His judgement, and it may be too late then!

Pastor Charle Cooley, retired.

An Update on Ezekiel 38-39

confederates of GogIn Gog Rising parts 1-4, I identified most of the nations led by Russia against Israel in the war of Gog and Magog: Russia, Turkey, Iran, Libya, Sudan, and others.  –

“You will ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.” – Ezekiel 38:9

There may be other nations and people that join in this attack that are not specifically named, but their purpose will be the same, to destroy Israel. While they may not like or trust each other, their hatred of Israel will join them together for this war. Gog's plan

While most of Gog’s confederates have been long identified, some are yet a mystery, such as Gomer and Ethiopia. Gomer could reference western Turkey or Germany and Ethiopia most likely points to modern day Somalia. But Ezekiel is clear, in a coordinated attack, Gog’s armies will strike from the north, south, east and west all at once. While Israel may defend on two fronts or even on three, to defend against four frontal attacks would likely overwhelm her in the natural. And remember, if Russia is Gog, her favorite mode of attack is to land paratroops first to secure key points. There would likely also be “5th column” attacks from within Israel by Palestinian terrorists.

Recent signs in the heavens, such as the comet ISON and the Blood s16 of BRMaRed Moon Tetrarch of 2014 and 2015, may signal that these events are about to happen. When these blood red moons occurred in 70 AD they ended over 3000 years of Jewish rule in the nation of Israel within 70 years. Perhaps they will now signal the complete restoration of the land of Israel?

While Israel is left to face this attack alone something strange happens. The world and even Israel will be amazed as God Himself gets involved. He causes even the natural elements of wind, fire, and hail to fall on the attackers. He will strike them with confusion so that ‘every man’s sword will be against his brother’ much like the LORD did for Gideon –

And the three hundred blew the trumpets, and the LORD set every man’s sword against his fellow, even throughout all the host: – Judges 7:22

If 300 Israeli trumpets caused that much confusion, imagine what would happen when God Himself blows the trumpet! Ezekiel records that only a sixth of Gog’s armies will survive.

But God does not stop with the armies; He causes “fire to fall on Magog and those who live in safety in the coastlands.” Is this fire nuclear or is it God’s supernatural command of the elements? One thing is clear, the people of Magog will be judged for their anti-Israel and anti-God stance as well as their armies. Who the ‘coastlands’ represent is not as clear. Some believe this represents the lands of Gog’s allies. But I believe it may represent those of the west who chose to let Israel face this threat alone, thinking they would be safe from the conflict. The word translated ‘coastlands’ can also be translated “continents”. It could be a reference to “Tarshish and all the young lions”, which would include England and the United States, etc. Perhaps it represents a preemptive attack on the U.S. by Russia, or Iranian terrorists, to insure we do not get involved.

One thing is certain; when this battle is over, Israel will know the name of the LORD and the nations of the world will know that God is the holy One of Israel.hamon gog

The people of Israel will burn the weapons of Gog’s army for seven years.  The fuel value will be so great that the forests will not have to be used for fuel. (Russia is reported to have been making weapons of compressed wood since the year 2000.) Or is it just the fuel that they burn? There has been much speculation how this might happen, but whether the weapons are modern or ancient, they will be burned

People will be burying Gog’s army for seven months. Men will be continually employed to travel throughout the land looking for remains and marking their location for burial. It almost sounds as if they will be contaminated, which could suggest nuclear radiation. But, also in Judaism any dead body would represent contamination. A special place of burial called the Valley of Hamon Gog will be made on the east side of the Dead Sea; an area presently controlled by Jordan. So, what happens to Jordan? Have they already been destroyed in the Psalm 83 war?

This war will usher in great changes in the world. For one, all the dispersed of Israel will be brought home.

“..I will now bring Jacob back from captivity and will have compassion on all the people of Israel …” Ezekiel 39:25

There are yet millions of Jewish people living in other countries such as the United States, Russia, European countries and others of South America. The ‘Aliyah’, or return, has not yet been completed. After Trump moved the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem in 2017 there was a large influx of emigration, the largest Israel had seen. They will need more land to settle them all. The war described in Psalm 83 would yield this land.

Ezekiel 38-39 also seems to suggest Promised-Land1another major change will be the breakdown of Radical Islam and I expect a great many Muslims will be turned towards the LORD. Israel’s borders will be extended; probably to include much of present-day Jordan, much of Syria, and much of Lebanon. This is the area promised by God to Abraham and it is the area controlled by Solomon during his reign.

Suppose Russia is destroyed, and probably America, or weakened significantly, the anti-Christ government in Europe will begin ascending; after all, there is never a ‘power vacuum’ for very long in the world of politics. According to the prophet Daniel and the Apostle John, it will begin with a ten-nation structure that will give its power to the ‘beast’ (Revelation 17). He will make a seven-year treaty with Israel, and I expect the Jewish Temple will be rebuilt during this time. What is truly amazing is that when God so clearly shows His care for Israel in just a few years they will sign a ‘covenant of death’ with the anti-Christ (Isaiah 28:15; Daniel 9:27).

Many Bible scholars believe this war is about to break out. One of the signs is the sudden turning of Turkey against Israel. One of the confederates of Gog is listed as Beth Togarmah which has always been understood to be the area of Turkey. But, until recently Turkey has been friendly toward Israel, even trading with her. However, the new leader of Turkey has clearly turned against Israel in a bid to appease its more radical neighbors, such as Syria. Recent moves and proclamations by Turkey’s President Erdogan have also changed the timing of this war of Ezekiel as explained in the following video.

Another sign of the soon outbreak of this war is the tension growing between Iran and Israel. While the U.S. and other western nations threaten sanctions on Iran, they continue to move ahead with a peace deal with Iran that will legalize its nuclear program and several analysts believe Iran will have a nuclear bomb within a very short time. Russia, whom many believe is the Gog of Ezekiel, is also threatening the western nations not to levy sanctions against Iran. According to Koenig’s White House Report, they are continuing to supply sensitive information to Syria, Hezbollah, and Iran as they did during the Lebanon war:

“The Russians are building a port in Tartus, Syria, along the Mediterranean Sea”. According to The Jerusalem Post, during the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, the Russians translated Israeli troops’ cell phone conversations with their families and passed their location and deployment information on to the Syrians — who transferred that information to Hezbollah on the front lines, who were awaiting the Israelis’ arrival. Most of the Israeli deaths can be attributed to these actions”

In the light of these points, we had Hillary Clinton, as Secretary of State, giving away to the Russians sensitive data on our nuclear armaments and missile defense system and the former Secretary of State, John Kerry, didn’t do much better. Former President Obama indicated personally and through diplomatic channels that if Israel doesn’t do what he wants, they can forget U.S. help. Of interest is the fact that Ezekiel doesn’t seem to include the U.S. in any defense of Israel.

Of great interest is an article Amir Tsarfati recently posted on this subject –

Dr. Mordechai Kedar, one of my favorite experts on Middle East affairs and Islam, published yesterday this article on “Makor Rishon” Hebrew language online newspaper:

An expatriate from the Middle East, a supporter of Israel, who lives in Europe and is in constant contact with people in Iran and Iraq – conveyed to me their assessment that Iran is planning to launch a combined attack on Israel in the foreseeable future that will include all the forces at its disposal in the Arab countries:

In Lebanon – Hezbollah and Hamas with many thousands of missiles and UAVs, some of them accurate.

In Syria – 17 combat units (“militias”) armed and ready: Fatimiun, Zinbioun, Nujabaa’, Hezbollah, Abu Al-Fachal Brigade, Atsa’ab Ahl al-Haq, Khorsani Brigade, and more. Iran has transferred to Syria a very large number of missiles and UAVs and these are ready to be launched.

In Iraq – dozens of militias, armed with missiles and UAVs.

In Yemen – the Houthis, who have missiles and long-range UAVs that reach Israel.

In Gaza – Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad with missiles capable of disabling the Israel Defense Forces and Air Force bases. It is likely that Iran will not send anything from its territory to Israel in order not to expose itself to retaliation. So much for the assessment that came from Iraq. Hence my commentary.

Under the pretext of the duty of the Muslim world to save the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the Israeli occupation and oppression, Iran will conduct a staged, comprehensive, integrated and coordinated attack on Israel. The first phase will be a shower of missiles and UAVs from all the aforementioned arenas together, and the Iranian estimate is that the stock of interceptors of the “Iron Dome” will run out within two to three hours from the start of the air attack, after which the Israeli skies will be open, and the air force will be damaged and grounded.

The first phase, the air, will be accompanied by a cyber attack on Israeli infrastructure systems. After a full day of a cyber-attack and a rain of missiles and UAVs that will hit air force bases, navy bases, army bases, electricity, computing, communication, road and water infrastructures, the second phase will begin: a coordinated ground attack from Lebanon, Syria and Gaza by infantry, mounted forces On dirt bikes and ATVs, equipped with anti-tank weapons, they will cross the obstacles and attack the Israeli ground forces in order to reach Jewish settlements as quickly as possible.

The calculation of the Iranians is that the mobilization of the reserves will take several days and at most will be partial because of the mess that will be created throughout the country. IDF reinforcements will not arrive in time to the various fronts and therefore the regular forces will collapse within hours in the face of the ground attack as happened in the Canal and the Golan during the Yom Kippur war. The invasion of ground forces from Syria, Lebanon and Gaza will focus on Israeli settlements with the aim of demoralizing the Israeli public and forcing the government to surrender in order to save the lives of the many Israelis who will be captured by the Arab and Iranian militias. The Israeli media and especially the social media groups will increase the panic among the Israeli public.

It is not clear what role the Iranians ascribe to the Palestinians in the war. However, it is likely that Hamas and the Palestinian Authority will push them to do everything in their power to harm Israelis, the army, the police and civilians moving on the roads, in addition to attacks on settlements and military bases.

Also, the Iranians expect Arabs in the Galilee and Negev to carry out actions against the IDF and the state such as blocking roads, damaging bridges, spilling oil on roads, blocking intersections, damaging high voltage lines and attacking Jewish settlements.

Concerning America’s involvement, Amir had this to say- “The American and European governments will not intervene militarily but will content themselves with words because no one in the West is looking for another combat arena than the Ukrainian one, which empties NATO’s ammunition depots and dries up its leaders’ desire to intervene in wars that are not theirs. Some will see the Iranian attack as an opportunity to get rid of the “headache” that Israel It has been a reason for them for years, and this view has intensified in recent months after the internal mess in the State of Israel created for it the image of a conflicted and messy country with a depleted civil force that has lost all will to mobilize and fight, and on the other hand – a directionless, irresponsible, ungovernable and powerless government that cannot adequately treat even blocking roads.”

This prophesy is not only a warning to Russia and the Islamic nations but also to those western nations who should stand with Israel, but don’t. God has allowed us all to see the outcome – all that is required is that we believe Him!

Pastor Chares Cooley, retired.

God is Speaking

Map_of_the_solar_eclipse_2017_USA_OSM_Zoom1In 2017 God sent two great signs in the heavens that are directly connected to the United States. They were The Great American Eclipse and the fulfilling of the Revelation 12 Sign of Virgo. The Great American Eclipse was a solar eclipse that lasted several  hours and traveled across our country from the Northwest to the Southeast. It began over Salem Oregan and traveled across 10 states and 5 more Salem’s and exited Salem, South Carolina, which makes 7 Salem’s. Because the Jews use the Moon for their calendar and Gentiles use the Sun for their calendar, Solar Eclipses speak directly to Gentile nations. Another such event happened in our history, in 1776-78 just before the Revolutionary war with England broke out. God, who is in control of these heavenly events, is speaking to the U.S. and He is saying “Wake Up! Your country is about to be divided!” Barak Obama began the process and Jo Biden is completing it by giving to Israel’s enemy Iran the right to have nuclear weapons, not to mention billions of dollars to aid their terrorism efforts. Obama began the process, Trump interrupted it for a time, but now Biden is once again opening the negotiations! Jo Biden is once again calling for the dividing of Israel, giving away land to the Palestinians, which thing God is against! He is traveling to Israel to talk about a two-state solution. He hasn’t learned what the Word of God says about reaping – you shall reap what you sow! There is much more that could be said about the eclipse, such as that it crosses 10 states (the number of government) or that it crosses 7 Salem’s in its path (remember Melchizedek, the king of Salem and the Scripture that declares Jesus a Priest forever after the order of Melchizedek?). God is saying, “while men (mostly Democrats) are trusting in man (Biden) to lead the country”, God is in charge of the government and the King of Salem (Jesus) is about to come and take up the rulership!

August_21_2017_total_eclipse_planetsIt is also interesting where this eclipse occurred in the universe. As you know during the eclipse the Sun is blocked so the stars around it completely visible. During this eclipse the constellation of Leo could be seen and the eclipse occurred right next to Regulas and between the feet of Leo! So, God is wondering who will welcome Him as King?

virgo-jupiter-retrogradeThis eclipse occurred August 21, 2017, and just 33 days later on September 23, 2017 the constellation Virgo was fulfilled. She is giving birth to a ‘man-child’ who is caught up to the Throne of God. Jesus was 33 years old when He died on the Cross and was resurrected 3 days later. Revelation 12 gives us the meaning to this sign –

“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. . . . She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.” – Rev. 12:1-5

As Jesus was caught up to the Throne of God when He was 33 years old so 33 days after the Great American Eclipse, in reverse sequence, He is coming back to earth to re-establish His government and He is going to begin in the United States. Now when Jesus left the earth before, how did He exert His presence? He sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost (the Former Rain) so, how will He exert His presence now? He is going to send the Latter Rain of the Holy Spirit! And there will be many John the Baptist figures to prepare the way for Him. This outpouring has already started, around the world and in the United States.

burning dollarsJust as the devil was on hand to oppose Jesus in His first coming so, he is opposing this move of God as well. Only this time, because the devil knows his time is short, his opposition is going to be much more intense and radical. He will use the government, the education system, the financial system, the food chain, and he will make certain there are many Balams to lead people astray with sexual immorality.

We are facing a world-wide food crisis and China, a superpower, is also facing a water and food shortage which will affect their policies toward us and the world.

Jo Biden is trying to replace our dollar based currency with a digital dollar which will make us subject to the government’s every whim and he is pushing to give the UN new sweeping powers over our health system and even a social credit system such as China has.

Now these times are serious, and the Church must face these issues head on. We need to understand that it is not ‘politics’ to face evil for what it is from the pulpits, and the Bible is full of men who faced the evils of their day and relied of God for answers. What the Church needs most now is truth. Truth about sin, about lukewarmness, and about compromising with the world! The message of the Gospel is not just about the forgiveness of sins but, it is also about coming out of that sin and living a sanctified life! The Church should look different than the world. Church members need to know that they cannot claim the badge of Christian and vote for those who promote wickedness! And that includes those who promote abortion, transgenderism, homosexuality, and divorce – all things God calls abominations.

I say these times are serious because if we, the Church, don’t begin influencing our society and our government with Christian principles, we may not have a Lampstand anymore. When Jesus wrote to the Church at Ephesus, He said –

“Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent and do the first works, or else I will come to you quickly and remove your lampstand from its place—unless you repent.” – Rev. 2:5

Jesus is soon coming back and His expectations for His Church are high! Many will not meet His standards. The fear of the Lord is upon me that I may not meet His standards as well so, I take this message seriously as well.

Respectfully, Pastor Charles Cooley, retired.

Washing by the Water of the Word

rushing-river“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb.” – Rev. 22:1

I first posted this article in June of 2022 but so much has happened since then that I felt I must write on this topic again. This year there is beginning of revival harvest going on and already many church leaders are beginning to speak out against it, for one reason or another. I feel a teaching on the water of the word is once again needed.

When God created the heavens and the earth, Scripture says, “And the Spirit of God was hovering over the face of the waters.” So, in other words the waters were there at the very beginning of the creation. They were even there before the heaven for God said, “Let there be a firmament in the midst of the waters, and let it divide the waters from the waters. . .  And God called the firmament Heaven.” Have you ever given much thought to water? You should because God began the Creation with water. All humans are carried in the womb in water. And it is indispensable to life. The article The Importance of Water states –

“The cornerstone of our lives is water. The human body needs water for everyday life. We can live without any food for a week, but we can not even survive without water for three days. 70 per cent of our body fluids are also water.”

But I want to know what God says about water in His word! The Apostle John writes –

“And there are three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood; and these three agree as one. – 1 John 5:8

They agree? How can water speak? I understand the Spirit speaking and the blood of Abel spoke from the ground but, how does the water speak? Perhaps John has an answer. When John was receiving the Revelation, God showed him the New Jerusalem and the Throne of God and John said –

“And he showed me a pure river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. – Rev. 22:1

view-of-the-american-falls-niagara-fallsNow, what is it that flows from the Throne of God? Many think it is the Holy Spirit, but I believe it is His word! This is the source of the pure water Jesus talked about to the woman of Samaria –

“But whoever drinks of the water that I shall give him will never thirst. But the water that I shall give him will become in him a fountain of water springing up into everlasting life.” – John 4:14

Jesus also said, “It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spiritand they are life“ (John 6:63).

When John spoke of three that bear witness on earth: the Spirit, the water, and the blood, he was speaking of the word of God (the water), the blood (the sacrifice blood of Jesus), and the Spirit (the Holy Spirit of God). John takes great pains to tell us how Jesus came to earth –

“This is He who came by water and blood—Jesus Christ; not only by water, but by water and blood. And it is the Spirit who bears witness, because the Spirit is truth.” – 1 John 5:6

In fact, John calls Jesus the Word in the beginning of his Gospel –

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was in the beginning with God. All things were made through Him, and without Him nothing was made that was made. In Him was life, and the life was the light of men. And the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend (overcome) it.” – John 1:1-5

Paul wrote to the Ephesians that Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, (Eph. 5:26).

John the Baptist said – “I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance, but He who is coming after me is mightier than I, whose sandals I am not worthy to carry. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.(Matt. 3:11). The water that comes from God is pure and there is life in it but sadly, as the Creation was corrupted by sin so all water is not pure, some of it is tainted by man’s sin. So God sends His prophets to warn man of faulty sources of water –

“For My people have committed two evils: They have forsaken Me, the fountain of living waters, and hewn themselves cisterns—broken cisterns that can hold no water.” – Jer. 2:13

This is basically a warning to separate true belief from mere religion. The truth is of God, but religion is solely of man! We are warned beforehand that false teachers and false prophets will come but our protection is to stay safely in the word of God. If we repent and turn to Jesus letting His blood cleanse from all sin and if we walk in the light as He is in the light – that means letting the word of God wash us with His truth, and if we obey the Holy Spirit, we will be safe! Remember, the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him (Acts 5:32). God is sending forth workers into the harvest and they are sharing the light of His Word and casting out demons and bringing people to Christ. So, what if they don’t act like ‘normal’ Christians’, or know all the truths you know, or think you know! They are the rewards of fresh wine of the Holy Spirit being poured out. Instead of standing against them, let all true Christians rejoice for them, pray for them, and do what we can to disciple them! Or would you prefer them to follow the woke ways of Joe Biden’s crowd? We all need to relearn this Scripture –

“He who believes in Me, as the Scripture has said, out of his heart will flow rivers of living water. But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him would receive; for the Holy Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.” – John 7:38-39

Well, these are some thoughts of mine on water. I believe the water represents the Word of God. It is pure, it is refreshing, and its hearing causes us to be ‘born again’. May God bless you with the Living Water of His Word for as John said, there is life in the Word. And it is the Holy Spirit ‘hovering over the face of the deep’ that brings it to life!

Charles Cooley, retired

A Message of Seriousness

Eridanus In the upper part of this constellation picture of Taurus, the Bull of Judgement, is a picture of one of Taurus’ Deacons, Orion. He is the mighty Hunter with his club raised on high and the skin of a lion on his other hand. In the Book of Job, Orion is eternally linked to the 7 Stars of the Pleiades, which are riding on the shoulder of Taurus –

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades,
Or loose the belt of Orion?” – Job 38:31

Of course, the 7 stars of the Pleiades refer to the 7 Churches of Revelation –

“The mystery of the seven stars which you saw in My right hand, and the seven golden lampstands: The seven stars are the angels of the seven churches, and the seven lampstands which you saw are the seven churches.” – Rev. 1:20

Orion is a picture God placed in the heavens to reveal Jesus, who has defeated the lion, Satan (he walks about as a roaring lion), and is standing ready to destroy all his kingdom and protect His Flock, the 7 Stars held in His right hand.

But I also want you to see the long winding series of stars known as Eridanus which proceed from under Orion’s foot down into the depths below the Ecliptic, down into Hell. Eridanus is called ‘The River of the Judge and the River of Fire’. It represents the final destination of all those who resist God and who refuse to repent and receive His forgiveness, which is given in Christ Jesus. Even though the modern church does not like to preach about it, God has not failed to give this warning, both in the heavens and in Scripture. The Apostle Paul writes in 2 Thessalonians –

“. . . since it is a righteous thing with God to repay with tribulation those who trouble you, and to give you who are troubled rest with us when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels, in flaming fire taking vengeance on those who do not know God, and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. These shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power, when He comes, in that Day, to be glorified in His saints and to be admired among all those who believe, because our testimony among you was believed.” – 2 Thes. 1:6-10

Paul reveals that those who reject Jesus will become candidates for tribulation and finally hell. But, to those who receive Jesus and walk in the fear of the Lord, Jesus will appear with all His glory to rescue them from the wrath that is coming. This is a very serious word because God has only granted each of us a relative short time on this earth to choose. Paul also reveals that if people willingly reject the truth of God, God will send them a spirit of delusion so they will no longer be able to know the truth!

“The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason, God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness.” – 2 Thes. 2:9-12

4 HorsemenFriends, the Lawless One is already here! Our present government is mostly operating under his influence and most of the media is as well. Truth and Justice are foreign ideas to them, and they only care for what advances their agenda. Our education system has been taken over by non-Christian forces and is training our children against our foundational beliefs. They no longer teach the principles America was founded on, such as John Adams thoughts –

“The general principles on which the fathers achieved independence were the general principles of Christianity. I will avow that I then believed, and now believe, that those general principles of Christianity are as eternal and immutable as the existence and attributes of God.

Without religion, this world would be something not fit to be mentioned in polite company: I mean hell.

The Christian religion is, above all the religions that ever prevailed or existed in ancient or modern times, the religion of wisdom, virtue, equity and humanity.” – John Adams, 2nd President of the United States

Heavenly signs, earthly signs, as well as societal signs all point to the lateness of the hour so, please take this message seriously and begin fulfilling your Christian duty.

Pastor Charles Cooley, retired

The Narrow Gate – 2

Eau Claire gender support programI posted this article in January of this year, but I feel like the Holy Spirit is prompting me to repost it. The events described in it happened world-wide starting in 2010 through 2012, and many are yet happening. That is 13 years ago but I don’t see much change in society, if anything it has gotten worse! As states and counties are considering secession and anti-Biblical forces are on the rise, the Great American Eclipse that split the United States in two may indeed be a prophetic statement from God. Our educators are stealing our children and infecting their young minds with destructive thoughts and behaviors. God is not blind and He sees what is going on, and if the Church doesn’t rise up and act, He will. The constellation Taurus tells us that in August of 2024 He may be coming to judge the earth. That’s not much time left to correct the situation so, I will repost the article The Narrow Gate.


The Narrow Gate.

The Constellation Gemeni portrays the Bride being held firmly by Christ as she rules with Him over His dominion. It is a prophetic statement of the calling of the Church to be the Bride of Christ. Now is the time for the Church to begin to become that Bride.

For the last 10 years strange events have been striking the earth; from weird noises to strange sights in the skies, to birds falling from the sky, dead fish washing up on the shores, to beasts of the field dropping dead for no apparent reason.

All these things should remind us of Biblical prophesies foretelling these same events:

“Hear the word of the LORD, You children of Israel, For the LORD brings a charge against the inhabitants of the land: There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, Killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, With bloodshed upon bloodshed. Therefore, the land will mourn; And everyone who dwells there will waste away with the beasts of the field and the birds of the air; Even the fish of the sea will be taken away.” – Hosea 4:1-3

“So that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ – Ezek. 38:20

earthquake rise

Earthquakes around the earth are increasing both in number and in intensity. Even though governments and news media are trying hard to hide these facts from the people, they are beginning to wonder what is happening.  It should be clear to all that we are entering the ‘end of days‘. The Bible states –

“For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God.” – Rom. 8:19

But who are these “sons of God”? The Bible is clear on this as well –

“For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus.” – Gal. 3:26

Jesus taught that when we believe in Him –

“Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life.” – John 5:24

The land indeed is mourning, eagerly waiting for the sons of God to be revealed. It is time for us who have been reborn to rise up and take our true position in Jesus.

“Even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus,” – Eph. 2:5-6

Mustard Seed ParableThose of us who have been ‘born again’ need to separate ourselves from the allurements and tentacles of the world and set our sight on our heavenly calling! We are to be a ‘voice calling in the wilderness – prepare ye the way of the Lord! We alone have the message of life – “Repent for the kingdom of heaven is at hand!”  You don’t need to be an anointed preacher. All you need is to have a mustard size seed of faith and then use it!

We alone have the message of life for those who are dead in trespasses and sin. They are dead and most of them are troubled by demons just as Paul wrote –

“. . .  who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience,” – Eph. 2:1-2

Now we are soon coming into a time of judgement and the wrath of God being poured out. Thousands of people are going to be looking for a way out, a way of deliverance, and we have that way if we are true to the things Jesus and the word of God says about us. We will be like the Hebrews in Goshen as the judgements poured out in Egypt. God says of us, “and to wait for His Son from heaven, whom He raised from the dead, even Jesus who delivers us from the wrath to come.” (1 Thes. 1:10). As the devil is thrown to earth and his Antichrist becomes active, we will overcome him by “the blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony and we will not love our lives to the death (Rev. 12:11). Don’t worry, his time will be short, only 3½ years but, unlike Jesus, he will lose.

The Holy Spirit is looking for those who take their seat in the heavenlies in Christ Jesus. He wants to fill you with His presence. All He needs is a willing vessel, one who is asking for the Latter Rain to fall on him. If your church isn’t praying this way and is against this message, get out and find a church that is. The Holy Spirit is beginning right now. People need deliverance right now and they need the word of salvation right now. So, rise up and respond to the call.


The time is late, and this is the day of salvation for those who will receive it. The Holy Spirit is separating the wheat from the tares by watching how we respond to this call. Rise up and take your God-given place with Jesus. If you have received the truth, you must share it now. God bless you who do.

Pastor Charles Cooley-retired

What to do when Truth is Fallen

The people have chosen the god of Molech.

make abortion great againMy heart is very sad this morning. Wisconsin has chosen in support of a godless woman for State Supreme Court, one who believes in the killing of babies, just because they are yet in the womb and one who by her own admission does not mind ‘putting her finger on the pans of justice’ to get her own way. Wisconsin has chosen the way of crime as this woman repeatedly has let the most dangerous criminals go free in her court. The lament of Isaiah has come true for Wisconsin –

“Justice is turned back, and righteousness stands afar off; For truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter.” – Isa. 59:14

As Wisconsinites gave this woman over 200,000 more votes than they did to a Christian man who believes in honoring the Constitution and enforcing the law they will earn the judgement Isaiah pronounced –

“Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil; Who put darkness for light, and light for darkness; Who put bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter!” – Isa. 5:20

Because of this Isaiah pronounced the judgement that would come upon them –

“Therefore, as the fire devours the stubble, and as the fire consumes the chaff, so their root will be as rottenness, and their blossom will ascend like dust; Because they have rejected the law of the LORD of hosts and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.” – Isa. 5:24

God’s first judgement would be upon their finance which is fostered by their agriculture. All the young people who voted for this woman will be hurt in their education because there is no truth being taught, and because it takes money to attend school and their parent’s resources will be dried up! Businesses will be hurt as well, as crime begins to rise and they become like Chicago or New Orleans (whose crime rates are so high people are moving out), and the people’s income starts to decrease. Ultimately all citizens will be hurt as Justice is turned back and there will be no equality for anyone, all because people chose evil instead of good. It may take some time, but the result will be inevitable. God will not be mocked, and He watches over His word to perform it. In this age when much of the church is teaching greasy grace and sloppy agape the truth of God is unknown to many, but God also said, “Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.” (Gal. 6:7). Even Christians, who make it into heaven by the skin of their teeth will have to answer –

“For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ, that each one may receive the things done in the body, according to what he has done, whether good or bad. Knowing, therefore, the terror of the Lord, we persuade men; but we are well known to God, and I also trust are well known in your consciences.” – 2Cor. 5:10-11

While the news is all bad for those who do not know God, even those who profess Him but follow the ways of the world, there is good news for those who fear the LORD and obey His words. In the midst of judgement God will notice them –

“Then those who feared the LORD spoke to one another, And the LORD listened and heard them; So, a book of remembrance was written before Him For those who fear the LORD And who meditate on His name. They shall be Mine,” says the LORD of hosts, “On the day that I make them My jewels. And I will spare them as a man spares his own son who serves him. Then you shall again discern Between the righteous and the wicked, between one who serves God and one who does not serve Him.” – Malachi 3:16-18

As we look upon the wickedness that is enveloping our world, we can take comfort in the knowledge that it won’t be for long – God’s judgement is going to set all things right again! Meanwhile, we should be about the Father’s business. declaring the good news that Jesus conquered death and that there is yet forgiveness for those who turn to Him. He has sent the Holy Spirit to help us overcome the world and its wickedness. The people of God will once again be able to discern between those who serve God and those who don’t!

Happy Easter, Pastor Charles Cooley, retired

The Sin of Abortion

How does God look upon children, even those yet in the womb? Well, to begin, Jesus, the Son of God said –

“But Jesus said, “Let the little children come to Me, and do not forbid them; for of such is the kingdom of heaven.” – Matt. 19:14

“It would be better for him if a millstone were hung around his neck, and he were thrown into the sea, than that he should offend one of these little ones.” – Luke 17:2

I guess that is pretty definitive, even the Kingdom of Heaven welcomes them! And even the Psalmist agrees with Jesus for he wrote about the sin of Israel –

“And shed innocent blood, The blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; And the land was polluted with blood.” – Ps. 106:38

Do you think aborting a baby is not offending them? And if Abel’s blood cried out from the ground when he was murdered, do you not think their blood also cries out to God?  I tell you they are crying out “How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?” David wrote about the baby in his mother’s womb –

“My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, and skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. 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 139:15-16

Even science now agrees with the Bible that life begins at conception so, all anyone supporting abortion can say is it is just their selfish, wicked choice that will support abortion! Or perhaps their greedy desire for money that the abortion industry rakes in, or political gain like Senator Tammy Baldwin, from Wisconsin, gets from a bill she introduced named Women’s Protective Health Act. She said this bill will protect women’s freedom to make their own personal health decisions. What she didn’t say is women do not have the right to take another person’s life! But then she doesn’t believe that baby in the womb is a person. She is just like Hitler who didn’t believe Jews were persons either. She certainly doesn’t believe the Bible so, I want to ask Christians in Wisconsin, are you going to vote for such a person? If you do, you just as guilty as she is before God and will have to answer for that choice one day.

And while I’m at it, we have a Wisconsin Supreme Court election coming up in a few days and there is a clear choice concerning abortion between Judge Janet who supports abortion and lets criminal walk free and Justice Daniel Kelly who is against abortion and a staunch supporter of Constitutional rights. so, I want to ask Christians in Wisconsin, who are you going to vote for.?

Christians don’t have the right to vote in many parts of the world but, in America we do. But if you don’t start voting according to what the Word of God has to say, you may soon lose the right to vote! Freedom is not free! Jesus paid a high price for it and many American ancestors also paid a high price for it. Jesus alone could pay for our sins because He was sinless, but many others have stood up for good against evil and paid a high price for the good. So Christian, don’t let them down, don’t let yourself down by voting with the world. Remember, James wrote – “Whoever therefore wants to be a friend of the world makes himself an enemy of God.”

Pastor Charles Cooley, retired