Look Up

As Jesus was telling His disciples about the signs that would precede His second coming, He said “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” (Luke 21:28). Have you ever given much thought to the meaning of “look up”? What do you see when you look up? The stars!

I know that most Christians do not pay attention to the creation, let alone the stars in the sky or give any thought to their meaning, but the Bible declares that they are messages sent from God to mankind and they contain keys to our future. So, I want to refresh one miniscule part of the stars in the sky – the Constellation Orion.

On the fourth day of Creation God created stars in the heaven –

Then God said, “Let there be lights in the firmament of the heavens to divide the day from the night; and let them be for signs and seasons, and for days and years; and let them be for lights in the firmament of the heavens to give light on the earth”; and it was so.” – Genesis 1:14-15

In the Book of Job God answers Job’s complaint and says –

“Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? “Can you bind the cluster of the Pleiades, Or loose the belt of Orion? Can you bring out Mazzaroth (lit. Constellations) in its season?
Or can you guide the Great Bear with its cubs? Do you know the ordinances of the heavens? Can you set their dominion over the earth?” – Job 38:31-33

In other words, God has set the constellations in the heavens, and they have dominion over things that happen on earth.

I have written previously about the constellation Virgo and the part Jupiter plays in the Revelation 12 sign as it leaves Virgo on its way to Taurus, where it will meet Mars on August 13, 2024. Remember, the Hebrew name for the constellation Taurus is Shur which means ‘coming to judge’. The Hebrew name for Mars is Ma-Adim which means ‘the red one’ or ‘the Son of Man’. Also in the constellation Taurus is a cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which means ‘the congregation’. The clear meaning of this is “The Son of Man comes to judge with His Congregation, or saints.”

OrionThis Taurus sign will occur August 13, 2024, just a few years from now. But there is another happening in the sky that may also signal the nearness of the coming of the Lord. And it is happening in the constellation Orion. Notice that Orion is just before Taurus, in fact Orion is one of the Deacons of the constellation Taurus. There are only 12 major constellations but each of them has several Deacons or accompanying constellations. Taurus is one of the major constellations and Orion is one of Taurus’ Deacons.

Orion is known as the mighty hunter, holding a mighty club in his right hand and a lion’s skin in his left hand. He wears a brilliant starry girdle to which hangs a mighty sword, the hilt of which is the head and body of a Lamb. His right shoulder is marked by the bright star Betelgeuse, his left shoulder by the star Bellatrix and his uplifted foot by the star Rigel. Betelgeuse means “the Branch coming”, Bellatrix means “Swiftly coming or Suddenly destroying”, and Rigel means “the Foot that crushes”. The three stars, from which hangs a glorious sword are known as the Three Kings and also as Jacob’s Rod. Just as Isaiah wrote –

“There shall come forth a Rod from the stem of Jesse, and a Branch shall grow out of his roots. … Righteousness shall be the belt of His loins, And faithfulness the belt of His waist.” – Isa. 11:1-5

Orion constellation

Orion Constellation

Orion means “He who comes forth as light, the Brilliant, the Swift.” The Arabs called him Al Giauza (the Branch), Al Mirzam (the Ruler), and Al Nagjed (the Prince). This constellation represents the coming Messiah who is coming swiftly to destroy His enemies.

Astronomers now tell us that Betelgeuse is about to go into a supernova. Orion has been one of the most constant constellations in the sky so, what does this mean that one of it’s brightest stars is about to explode in a supernova? And this just a few years from the Taurus sign happening? And remember, Orion is one of Taurus’ deacons and is just before it in the sky.

It bears watching. Remember the stars were given for signs foretelling the future.

Remember the Wise Men who came to worship the birth of Jesus were following a star. They were watching the constellations and perceived that the King was about to be born. Are there any wise men left today who are watching the stars? And would they tell us that when Orion’s belt is loosed the King is coming?

How should I walk?

congressional BibleHow should a Christian walk in this current lawless time in America? King David has the answer, and he wrote it in Psalm 15 –

“LORD, who may abide in Your tabernacle? Who may dwell in Your holy hill? He who walks uprightly, And works righteousness, and speaks the truth in his heart; He who does not backbite with his tongue, nor does evil to his neighbor, nor does he take up a reproach against his friend; In whose eyes a vile person is despised, but he honors those who fear the LORD; He who swears to his own hurt and does not change; He who does not put out his money at usury, nor does he take a bribe against the innocent.
He who does these things shall never be moved.” – Ps. 15:1-5

chuck schumerWell, according to this, Jo Biden and the Democrat Party will not be found in heaven! There is only one word that comes to mind as Biden stands before the camera and claims he didn’t cause the rising gas prices or the inflation afflicting the country – LIAR! He does NOT speak the truth! Every time he blames Trump for his problems, he is backbiting with his tongue. He and the Democrat Party spend their days promoting vile people with their mouths and in the laws they pass – homosexuals, transgenderism, abortionists, Antifa, BLM, feminists, and globalists. In past years Biden swore to be moderate and uphold the Constitution but as soon as it is politically expedient he changes to the most progressive socialist out there! 1st, 2nd, 3rd, or 4th Amendments or Green New Deal – hmm – Green New Deal! Jo Biden and his family and most of the Democrat Party routinely take bribes from China, Ukraine, and Russia – then they accuse the Republicans of doing it.

weighed-in-the-balancesChristians better start walking uprightly before the hammer falls! How can this be done? By obeying what the word of God says and by using your common sense! By calling good – good, and evil – evil! When the Administration sends billion to protect the Ukrainian border but refuses to protect the American southern border, call it what it is – evil! When the Administration shuts down American energy and then goes to foreign sources to buy petroleum, call it what it is – evil! When the Administration runs with its tail between its legs, leaving 100’s of Americans in Afghanistan, call it for what it is – evil! When the Democrats support abortion and call it ‘woman’s choice’ – call it what it is – evil! When the Democrats allow 1000’s of homeless people to go without housing or medical help but give free housing and medical support to illegal immigrants coming across our southern border, call it what it is – evil! When Mayrorkas of Home Land Security sets up a “truth board” and swears before the Senate it is only for preventing foreign intervention he is lying! Mayorkas does not know the meaning of truth!

But, sadly, neither do many so called Christians. Jesus said, “. . . If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” To know the truth, you must spend time in His word. Jesus said His word is –

“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

In other words, God’s word is living. If you read it, speak it, proclaim it, and pray it, it will have results! Considering all the political lies we are being bombarded with, we all need wisdom to know the truth but the word says we can ask God –

“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him. But let him ask in faith, with no doubting, for he who doubts is like a wave of the sea driven and tossed by the wind.” – James 1:5-6

“But let him ask in faith”, that should be the easiest thing to do for a Christian. After all, we believe that the blood of Jesus washes our sins away, giving us access to the throne of God –

“But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin.” – 1 John 1:7

We have faith that if we walk in the truth (the light), His blood will cleanse us of all sin, therefor we should have faith to ask God for wisdom. Brothers and sisters, I pray you will walk in wisdom, living (and voting) the right way.

The Days of Elijah

day of elijahAs I consider the American landscape, there is one element that is glaringly weak – the American family! This very serious because the family is the foundation of all social activity – the Church and even government! King David wrote, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Ps. 11:3). The family was formed at the very beginning of the creation. When God made woman and brought her to Adam, he said –

“This is now bone of my bones and flesh of my flesh; She shall be called Woman, because she was taken out of Man.” Therefore, a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and they shall become one flesh.” – Gen. 2:23-24

Thus began the very first marriage. God gave them a mandate, –

“So, God created man in His own image; in the image of God, He created him; male and female He created them. Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” – Gen. 1:27-28

God said they were to be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. They were to bear godly seed. But man and woman fell, and sin entered the world, and the family began to disintegrate.

The last prophet of the Old Testament picks up this story at the end of the age, the prophet Malachi prophesied –

“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.

Remember the Law of Moses, My servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, With the statutes and judgments (the 10 Commandments).

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. 4:1-6

The end-days are going to contain many earth-shaking events; judgement on the wicked like fire, revival and healing for the righteous as they turn once again toward God, and victory for those who trust in the LORD and the authority of His word. Then there is the promise of the coming of Elijah.

Remember what Elijah did during his first time on earth; he pronounced a 3-year drought on Israel because of their wickedness, he raised the widow’s son from the dead and caused her flour and oil to not be used up, he challenged the prophets of Baal to a contest on Mt. Carmel where he called down fire to burn up the offering and challenged Israel to choose whom they would serve, he called down fire on Ahaziah’s soldiers that came to arrest him, and he anointed kings and prophets.

This time Elijah will be concerned for the family, turning the hearts of the fathers towards their children and the hearts of the children towards the fathers. As the fathers live out the 10 Commandments and teach them to their children, families will be restored once again.

passoverRemember the Passover, it was the man of the house that had to apply the blood to the doorposts and lintel for protection against the destroyer. The father has an indispensable part to play in the protection of the family. He is to be prophet, priest, and king to his family: prophetically hearing from God for them, bringing the needs of his family up the throne of God in prayer, and protecting them with the authority he has from God. The wife is to be like the Holy Spirit is to the Church, a helper, honoring and praying for and encouraging the husband in his ministry to the family. The children are to learn obedience by carrying out the instructions of their parents.

This should be the message of the Church to its families. This will be the message the spirit of Elijah will bring to the earth once again. Today, men have forsaken their responsibilities, even Christian men, leaving the women to attend church, teach the Bible to the family, and leading the family into prayer. Often, it’s the women who attend meetings protesting the demonic inroads being made into the schools or voicing their concerns over tyrannical attempts in politics, when it should be the men! Remember the Biblical story of Barack and Deborah, when Barack refused to step up to his responsibility Debra had to do it and Barack lost the anointing he was to have had from God! (Judg. 4:9).

grace filled divorceToday’s men are losing their anointing from God because of the forsaking of family. The Church, so-called Christian writers and even government has succumbed to the demonic attack of divorce. The church no longer teaches against divorce and remarriage and the government has passed ‘no fault’ divorce laws the encourage divorce. But God does not look at it that way. Malachi writes – “For the LORD God of Israel says that He hates divorce.” and why?

“Yet you say, “For what reason?” Because the LORD has been witness between you and the wife of your youth, with whom you have dealt treacherously; Yet she is your companion and your wife by covenant. But did He not make them one, having a remnant of the Spirit? And why one? He seeks godly offspring. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously with the wife of his youth.” – Mal. 2:14-15

God commanded the first man and woman to be fruitful and multiply. God wants godly offspring and He gave by covenant a remnant of the Holy Spirit to that marriage to ensure it. That’s how a couple can produce a baby, a new living person!

How will Elijah answer these problems? First, he will call for repentance. Second, he will call for biblical teaching of God’s requirements. Third, he will encourage the men to begin fulfilling their biblical requirements for a healthy family. If the men do not respond, God is going to send a curse on the earth.

The spirit of Elijah is here now, and the word of God makes it plain what he is requiring. All that remans is for us to obey.

Remembering the Call

pilgrims john winthropOur Founding Fathers, the Pilgrims and the Puritans, believed in God and they looked to Him as their freedom; freedom to worship, freedom to govern themselves, freedom to preach the good news of the Gospel. They settled this country believing they had covenant with God and believing His Word –

Those who trust in the LORD Are like Mount Zion, which cannot be moved, but abides forever. As the mountains surround Jerusalem, So the LORD surrounds His people from this time forth and forever. For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, Lest the righteous reach out their hands to iniquity.” – Psalm 125:1-3

George Washington prayingThose believes lasted, and they became the foundation of all who followed. When George Washington and the Continental Army were fighting for that freedom and facing defeats at the hand of the enemy, they took courage at such words from Thomas Payne –

theAmericanCrisis“These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,”

The United States has weathered many storms through the years but, by being faithful to the heavenly calling we were founded with, we have overcome them all. Now, we are once again faced with another onslaught from the enemy of our souls – Communism. Its incidence has creeped into our blood stream like venom from a poisonous snake. But once again the Spirit of the LORD is raising up voices to call us to the fight, to once again overcome.

We must once again rise up as people to rebuild that which has ben lost.

Time to be Gideons

Minneapolis Rioters WinIf one listens to the news, he will become disheartened as he hears that Michael Sussmann was acquitted by a Democrat stacked jury, or any other of a multitude of stories. There is only one source of ‘news’ you should be listening to and that is the word of God! In the Bible, there is a story about Gideon that mirrors this Dis heartedness. Gideon had been listening to the news of his day about the problem of the Midianites and he was worried –

“Gideon said to Him, “O my lord, if the LORD is with us, why then has all this happened to us? And where are all His miracles which our fathers told us about, saying, ‘Did not the LORD bring us up from Egypt?’ But now the LORD has forsaken us and delivered us into the hands of the Midianites.” Then the LORD turned to him and said, “Go in this might of yours, and you shall save Israel from the hand of the Midianites. Have I not sent you?” – Judges 6:13-14

The LORD took his concern and turned into victory. Lance Wallnau speaks to this in the following video –

The remnant Church needs to stop listening to the news media and turn their faith back to God. There is an old saying, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going!” That needs to be the message from every pulpit. The Bible states that He that is in you is greater that he that is in the world! We have been given the Holy Spirit and the ‘blood of Jesus, and the word of Gad as our weapons – weapons that will never fail!

Our history points the way. When George Washington retreated from New York, his army went from 28,000 down to 2,400 and they were disheartened. Thomas Payne sent a letter to Washington which read

theAmericanCrisis “These are the times that try men’s souls: The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like Hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph,” said Paine in The American Crisis, a new pamphlet that appeared in the Pennsylvania Journal.

The army’s commanders read the words to a force that include John Marshall, Alexander Hamilton, James Monroe, and Aaron Burr. Washington was literally at a crossroads. His opponent, General Howe, had offered pardons to local residents, and the re-enlistment period was ending for the volunteers in his army. An inspired Washington and his troops, who adopted the motto “Victory or Death,” crossed the Delaware River during a Nor’easter on Christmas Day and routed the Hessian garrison at Trenton.

When Solomon built the Temple, he called it the place where “the Name of the Lord” was and prayed that when men called on the Name of the Lord that the Lord would hear from heaven and answer them. (2 Chron. 6:20). When David faced down Goliath the giant, he did it in the Name of the LORD –

“Then David said to the Philistine, “You come to me with a sword, with a spear, and with a javelin. But I come to you in the name of the LORD of hosts, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied.” – 2 Sam. 17:45

The following prophesy by Kent Christmas was given in 2018 but I believe it is still in force for 2022 as well. Listen to the end –

All the lawlessness of the world has is a “sword, a spear, and a javelin” but we have the Name of the LORD of the hosts, so why should we be fearful? Its time for the faithful to rise up in the Spirit of the Lord: rise up in church, rise up in your prayer meetings, to your neighbors and those you work with. Wickedness is upon the land and it is time for to be salt and light to the lost!

It is time to be a Gideon!

26 Signs of the Lord’s Soon Return – part 4

The sign I have listed as eleventh is probably the most important in regard to its impact on society.

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A Good Marriage of 60 Years with Eight Children

Sign 11: The institution of marriage would be forsaken by many (1 Timothy 4:3). Many will think of the hot-button current issue of homosexual and lesbian marriage sweeping the land. However, the problem is much greater than this! Teacher friends tell me that the typical classroom is filled with 50%, or more, children living in broken homes or with unmarried parents. Some have no idea who their real father is or where he is!

“Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy, having their own conscience seared with a hot iron, forbidding to marry,” – 1 Timothy 4:1-3

The concept of “No-Fault Divorce” is indeed a doctrine of demons and those who participate in it do indeed have their consciences seared with a hot iron. They are no longer sensitive to the harm they are causing to their children or to their relationship with God who looks on marriage as a covenant with Him!

All of society is based on the family. Without it there is no stability. King David understood this when he wrote, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3). The answer is NOT MUCH! The prophet Malachi states the purpose of marriage –

“Yet ye say, Wherefore? Because the LORD hath been witness between thee and the wife of thy youth, against whom thou hast dealt treacherously: yet is she thy companion, and the wife of thy covenant. And did not he make one? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed. Therefore take heed to your spirit, and let none deal treacherously against the wife of his youth.” – Malachi 2:14,15

God has given to humans the unique ability to reproduce children made in their own image and thus in the image of God – each marriage covenanted with God has a ‘residue’ of the Spirit with allows them to produce children destined for godliness. Marriage involves a covenant with God therefore broken marriage relations equals broken relationship with God. God’s purpose in marriage is to produce ‘godly seed’, in other words, well adjusted children that understand what life is all about. Is this failure the reason behind the rise in violent youth culture, such as gangs, crime raves, ‘knock out’ games, yes even our youth willing to become terrorists?

There is an answer to this problem, it is repentance. But, first the Church needs to preach the truth about divorce because the only who wins in a divorce is the devil!

These trends were predicted and are signs of the soon coming of the Lord. Have they happened before? Perhaps some of them, but not in the combination and severity of today’s culture. But, I don’t want to leave you on such a negative note. The same Bible that did not hide the problems that accompany the end times also encouraged us that when we see these things, “LOOK UP! FOR YOUR REDEMPTION DRAWS NEAR!”

Sign 12: Jesus Himself warned there would be an increase in famines

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” – Matt. 24:7

In an earlier sign, I covered how wars are causing famines. According to the World Food Programme, “hunger kills more people every year than AIDS, malaria & tuberculosis combined.” Some 805 million people do not have enough food to lead healthy lives. Economic downturns and wars exacerbate this problem.

Sign13: Paul warned vegetarianism would increase

“and commanding to abstain from foods which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and know the truth. For every creature of God [is] good, and nothing is to be refused if it is received with thanksgiving; for it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.” – 1 Timothy 4:3-5

Recent attempts by former First Lady Michelle Obama and others to restrict foods to what they consider good not only war against our freedom but often against God’s laws.

Sign 14: There would be an increase in those crying out for peace. However, peace is often interpreted to mean what is good for those clambering for it! If their marches do not bring the desired results, they often turn to violence themselves. The “hope and peace” offered by the world is a fantasy not based on the truth of God’s word. There will be no peace without the Prince of Peace, Jesus Christ.

“For when they say, “Peace and safety!” then sudden destruction comes upon them, as labor pains upon a pregnant woman. And they shall not escape.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:3

Jerusalem ComingSign 15: The possession of Jerusalem would be at the center of international turmoil. This is the constant theme in most major newspapers, TV news programs, and United Nations resolutions. Psalm 2 outlines the end time struggle for us clearly: “Why do the heathen rage, and the people imagine a vain (futile) thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers counsel together, against the LORD, and against his anointed, saying, Let us break their bands asunder, and cast away their cords from us.” God claims Jerusalem as His city and the world, under the influence of Satan, can’t stand it. It is as Zechariah predicted:

“And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. – Zechariah 12:3

Ever since 2017 when President Trump declared that Jerusalem was the Capital of Israel and moved our embassy there the raging of the heathen has only increased. And the anger of American Democrats has also increased because Trump did it when they couldn’t! Now a Democrat President, who is an usurper, is about to declare Jerusalem belongs to the Palestinians! Biden is following in the footsteps of his mentor President Obama.

president betrays Israel The possession of Jerusalem is at the center of international turmoil. Israel has claimed it as their eternal capitol. Arabs claim it as the capitol of a new Palestinian state. The United Nations has censured Israel and favored Palestinian claims so many times that I’ve lost count. The United States has usually been the only nation with veto privilege in the UN Security Council to block these attempts. But President Barack Obama, a Muslim sympathizer, has signaled he may not veto this latest attempt to divide Jerusalem.

Meanwhile, Palestinian terrorists continue bombing, shooting, and driving cars into civilian crowds trying to intimidate and blackmail Israel into concessions. While many Jews, in true pogrom mentality, try to appease the Muslims by giving into their demands, such as Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, who says Jews praying on their own Temple Mount will just lead to more violence. Fortunately their are still some Davids in the land who are resisting Arab terrorists. Sadly, they have to walk a tightrope between the freedom to exist and appeasing so-called allies, like the United States, who are constantly demanding Israel to yield to Islamic pressure or lose American support. American lawmakers and its President need to consider the consequence of these actions. God long ago foresaw this rebellion of the nations –

“And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. – Zechariah 12:3

“I will also gather all nations, and will bring them down into the valley of Jehoshaphat, and will plead with them there for my people and for my heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations, and parted my land.” – Joel 3:2

The Message of Liberty

When I look at the landscape in America and listen to the news blaring a stream of lies into the air, I shudder to think how far we have fallen from the truth spoken in God’s word. The Apostle Paul warned Timothy of these days –

“But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away!” – 2 Tim. 3:1-5

Jesus warned all of us in His letters to the seven churches in Revelation. And I feel I must repost an article I wrote in 2020 –

In the beginning of the Book of Revelation, Jesus dictates letters to seven churches which were found in Asia. These letters have always carried an aura of mystery about them because at the time of Revelation there were more than seven churches existing so why did Jesus single out these seven? I believe these letters are both historic and prophetic. These churches actually existed but the message to them also has prophetic undertones of the end time churches. Five of the churches have fallen in different ways and need correction, one is suffering heavy persecution, and one is small but still standing on God’s word. The last of the five who have fallen is a ‘lukewarm’ church who has grown comfortable in her position – the church of Laodicea –

“And to the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write, ‘These things says the Amen, the Faithful and True Witness, the Beginning of the creation of God:I know your works, that you are neither cold nor hot. I could wish you were cold or hot.  So then, because you are lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will vomit you out of My mouth.” – Rev. 3:14-16

These letters fit the church today exactly. Much of the church has given in to a Jezebel spirit, much has allowed spirits of sexual immorality to be within, much has allowed the lure on money and power to blind it, some of it is suffering heavy persecution in the Mideast and Africa, and a small remnant of faithful is trying to  “keep My word, and have not denied My name.”

Because of the church’s weakened condition, the demonic forces of hell are attacking our country with a vengeance. When the church’s light begins to dim, the forces of darkness cover the land. That is what is happening today in our land as the forces of Democrat Socialism, which is nothing less than Communism under a new guise, rise to the forefront. The spirit of lawlessness has been unleashed against us and many in the church have embraced it. But God is still on the Throne and He is speaking to His Church. I include here a three part prophetic message from an Australian Pastor to the church in America. I pray you will listen to it and heed it’s message.

Since I live in Wisconsin, I am earnestly looking for the sign that will come out of Wisconsin but, I already see small flames of revival beginning in the U.S. as true believers see past the lies the media tell us and the un-American restrictions those using the virus pandemic are trying to put on us (I’m not denying the virus but the overblown fear some have fostered by it.), and see the truth God is saying, truth that will call us back to our heritage in God and in the Constitution our god fearing founders gave us.

I will leave you with this last message by Bobby Conner, Bible teacher, which is a call to Bible believing Christians to fight for the Liberty our founders gave to us. Liberty that is written on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia.

“‘And you shall consecrate the fiftieth year, and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants. It shall be a Jubilee for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his family.” – Lev. 25:10


God bless you and God bless America.

Love Letter to Laodicea

Now we come to the last letter Jesus dictated to His Church, the letter to the Church of Laodicea. I call it a ‘love letter’ because when a parent corrects his or her child, it is out of love that they do it!

This is the last letter out of seven that Jesus dictated, and it is perhaps the saddest for it highlights how easy it is for all of us to get complacent and satisfied with the status quo. Hear the message –

(I would like to thank Day of Eternity for the background music used in this video)

I like to think of these seven letters as ‘love letters of Jesus‘ to me. He said, “As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Therefore, be zealous and repent.” and just because He may chastise us it does not mean He does not love us. It is just because He loves us that He must correct us when we go astray because He desires our best.

The church of Laodicea had become comfortable with where they were, and we are not to be comfortable in this world. We are to be world-changers, pilgrims, citizens of heaven. The message of the true church is not to get us ready to live in this world but, in the next! We are not to move in the natural but in the supernatural.

The first lesson to learn from Laodicea is – the Church only functions with supernatural energy – the wisdom, the knowledge, and the life of the Holy Spirit of God. Nothing else will bring a lifeless, sleeping church to life. My ideas, your ideas, nor any of man’s schemes will suffice.

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Only you can open the door

The final lesson of Laodicea is – it is personal. Jesus is at the door but only you can open it – your friends can’t, your parents can’t, just you. That is why the message of Scripture is “you are the living stones that make up the Church.” – 1 Pet. 2:5.

“Do you not know that you are the temple of God and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” – 1 Cor. 3:16

Everything that is important in life, your family, and even your church, begins with you and you must be the one to choose your pathway – only you.

angel of rev 10-1The hour is late, the trumpets of yom teruah“ (day of trumpets) have sounded and we will soon face  yom kippur” (Day of Atonement) when God’s books are opened in heaven to see who is in them and who has been ‘blotted out’ (Rev. 3:5). One day Jesus will come, I believe to fulfill the Day of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement – it was not this year but, it may be soon. Will you be ready?

Please choose wisely.

Signs that Point to the End

The year 2014 was a pivotable year, a year of new beginnings and I think God began to show us this in heavenly signs. With that in mind, I want to repost an article I wrote in 2016 –

(troubled timesreposted) I wrote this article in 2016 but I felt it was time to repost it. Many events have happened since then such as the fulfillment of the Revelation 12 sign of Virgo, the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the eternal Capital of Israel, Israel’s recognition of President Trump as the 2nd. Cyrus, to name a few. Also, as the Church has further embraced the morals of the world it has become dull of hearing.

As turmoil and confusion sweeps through the nations of the world, it would be wise to consider that God Almighty has a plan for the nations and the peoples. It was in place from the Creation and it is working even now. No nation or people group is left out. God has not hidden His plan; it is written in the heavens and proclaimed by His prophets down through the centuries. In our time, it is beginning to be fulfilled. We would be wise to consider and accept it.

web pictures 001And 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

For 1000’s of years mankind has been laboring under the delusion that they can control their destiny without God’s oversight. The junk heap of history gives testimony to their folly. God has a plan for His creation and He has a destiny for the nations He called into being. The Bible declares He even sets their boundaries –

“When the Most High divided their inheritance to the nations, When He separated the sons of Adam, He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the children of Israel.” – Deuteronomy 32:8

“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings” – Acts 17:26

countdownGod has used the tiny nation of Israel as a warning to the nations that His clock is nearing Midnight – their return to Land of Israel is like a flag waving to alert the nations – there is not much time left!

God even went so far as to provide a calendar for us to rehearse and prepare for the fulfillment of His plan. It consists of 12 thirty-day months and every 13 years a 13th month is added. But this calendar is just the framework for seven yearly appointed times when God makes a special effort to meet with His people, feasts of the Lordthose who have covenanted with Him. These appointed times are called The Feasts of the Lord. Four of them occur in the Spring of the year: Passover, Unleavened Bread, First Fruits, and Weeks (Pentecost). The last three occur in the Fall, in fact in the seventh month of the year; Trumpets, Day of Atonement, and Tabernacles. These seven feasts remind God’s people of the most important aspects of our covenant with Him –

  1. Passover – we have failed to meet God’s standards and need a Redeemer to help us, One who is without sin who is willing to pay the price for our sin which is death.
  2. Unleavened bread – to walk in this covenant relationship we need to embrace God’s holiness and purge worldly sin from our lives.
  3. First Fruits – we must put God first in all that we do as our Redeemer did.
  4. Pentecost – we are to bear fruit for the Lord but we need a heavenly endowment of power to do it so, God will send a Comforter to be with us forever.
  5. Trumpets – we are watchmen for the lord and are always to be on alert against the enemy. God also warns us of His soon appearing to make sure we are ready.
  6. Day of Atonement – we need to remember there is a day of judgment coming and we are responsible to prepare our lives. Only we can do it through repentance and belief.
  7. Tabernacles – to remind us that God is faithful and He is coming to dwell with His people. He will rule on the earth for a thousand years to show all what God’s Rest looks and feels like.

These feasts are not only times of remembrance and preparation but they also act as a prophetic clock telling the time of God’s moving to fulfill His plan. When Jesus came to earth the first time, His ministry fulfilled the first four Feasts exactly on the appointed time of each feast.

  1. He was ‘cut off’ on the cross at the exact time the Passover Lamb was being offered in the Temple.
  2. He had no sin and was the ‘unleavened bread’ for three days in the tomb.
  3. On the third day, He arose as the ‘first fruit’ offering to God.
  4. 50 days later, He sent the Holy Spirit on Pentecost as He promised.

blood-moon-tetrad-2014-2015Now, if He fulfilled the first four Feasts exactly with His first coming, it is probable that He will fulfill the last three Feasts with His second coming. This is even more likely as we have been warned by the rare Biblical Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in the years, 2014 and 2015 ( only the eighth one since Jesus was hanging on the Cross 2000 year ago). This is further accentuated by the fact that this year introduced the Jubilee year just as the year Jesus began His earthly ministry so long ago. (In the Bible, the number 8 is the number associated with new beginnings.)

The heavens continued showing us signs of His soon return as the Revelation 12 sign of the woman giving birth was fulfilled in the constellation Virgo in 2016 and 2017 and all the planets of the solar system were lined up in a straight line below her for the first time in 6000 years. In 2017 the nation of Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of its rebirth Trump-half-shekel-768x450and 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. These and other political and religious signs point to the soon return of Jesus. (Here ends the reposting.)

God continues with His heavenly signs warning mankind of the nearness of the end. The Constellation Virgo fulfills Revelation 12:1,2 for the first time in 6000 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

virgo-jupiter-retrogradeThis sign was seen in the heavens in September, 2017 as the Sun was under the head of Virgo and the Moon was under her feet. In November of 2016 the planet Jupiter entered the constellation Virgo and went into retrograde. Because of its large orbit compared to earth’s, Jupiter appears to be moving back and forth called retrograde motion. It continues in this retrograde motion until September 23, 2017, a period of 42 weeks minus 1 day, which is a normal human birth cycle, when it leaves Virgo on its trip to the constellation Taurus. Just above Virgo is the constellation Leo which has 9 stars. At this time there are also 3 planets just below Leo, Mercury, Mars, and Venus, thus making the 12 stars that form Virgo’s crown.

(Side note: It is interesting that November of Trump-half-shekel-768x4502016 also marked the election of Donald Trump to the American presidency. And Trump’s recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the moving of the United States Embassy to Jerusalem occurred December 6, 2017. For this the Jewish Sanhedrin minted a silver coin featuring the faces of Cyrus and Trump honoring him as the second Cyrus.)

taurus_mars_jupiterAs Jupiter reaches the horns of Taurus, it will be joined by the planet Mars on August 13, 2024, which is the 9th of Av on the Hebrew calendar: a day of trouble for the Jewish nation, the day on which the two previous Temples were destroyed. The Hebrew name for the constellation Taurus is Shur which means ‘coming to judge’. The Hebrew name for Mars is Ma-Adim which means ‘the red one’ or ‘the Son of Man’. Also in the constellation Taurus is a cluster of stars known as the Pleiades which means ‘the congregation’. The clear meaning of this is “The Son of Man comes to judge with His Congregation, or saints.”

Now the interesting thing about this sign is that the time from Jupiter leaving Virgo, Sept. 23, 2017, to the time it goes into conjunction with Mars between the horns of Taurus, August 13, 2024, is exactly 7 years. A time period the prophet Daniel predicts the Antichrist will confirm a treaty with Israel, which he will break in 3½ years.

“Then he shall confirm a covenant with many for one week; But in the middle of the week He shall bring an end to sacrifice and offering. And on the wing of abominations shall be one who makes desolate, Even until the consummation, which is determined, Is poured out on the desolate.” – Dan. 9:27

The ‘one week’ Daniel speaks about is of course 7 years. Now, I do not know if this ‘one week’ begins on September 23, 2017 of the Virgo sign or not. Perhaps this sign is just warning us that it is about to begin. But, the fact that this Virgo sign has not occurred before does make one wonder. Also to highlight this sign all the planets of our solar system were in perfect alignment forming a straight line below Virgo on the date Jupiter emerged from Virgo to begin its trip to Taurus.

Since the Antichrist places the Abomination that Desecrates in the Temple in 3½ years, we should expect to see a new Temple in Jerusalem soon. Could this abomination that desecrates be placed on August 2024, the 9th of Av, thus completing this disastrous day?

There is yet another sign which I want to draw your attention too and that is eclipses, which Biblical scholars believe spell trouble for the world. In my last article, Signs Point the Way, I mentioned the eclipses that were included in the Blood Red Moon Tetrad of 2014-2015. The Blood Red Moon tetrad of 2014-2015 contained two solar eclipses, one on March 20, 2015 and another on September 13 2015. And we did indeed see world-wide trouble, both on the political front and on the economic front as well. European banks were struggling and the Middle East was once again becoming a hot bed of contention. Headlines were blaring such titles as Global Economic Recession 2015: Global Events Pointing to Crisis Ahead. But, the average American person paid little attention to these events. After all, few even attend Church on a regular basis, let alone, pay attention to signs in the heavens! But, God was not done sending His warning with eclipses. August 21, 2017 He 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 it’s founding in 1776.

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What is even more interesting about this eclipse is that it begins over Salem Oregon, in the Northwest,  and travels through six more Salem’s on it’s 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. Jesus is called a priest after the order of Melchizedek. 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. But, perhaps it’s not an “x’. ‘The last letter in the Hebrew Tavalphabet is “tav” and it means “truth” and has the meaning in Hebrew that was given to its symbol as: “mark, sign, covenant.” The original ancient letter looks like this:’ (comment taken from Ready and Watching blog). I also find it interesting that this sign happened in August of 2017, since so many other signs also happened right around that time: the completion of the sign of the heavenly woman, Virgo (Sep. 23, 2017), The Great American Eclipse (August 21, 2017), and President Trump recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital and moves the American Embassy to Jerusalem (Dec. 6, 2017). Israel also recognized this Presidential Proclamation as a signal to rebuild the Jewish Temple on the Temple Mount.

I notice that most of these signs are completed in 2024. And their completion also refers to the coming of the Lord. So, I expect something major to happen on the word scene in 2024.

A Time to Return

Charles CooleyBeginning this article is like starting a new blog! Sorry I have been missing for so long. I caught Covid19 several months ago, then that developed into a severe sinus infection, and in somewhere in the midst of it all, I had a mini stroke which impaired my right arm and leg. I’m not complaining though, I’m just glad God was there for me, and my family. I’m pretty much recovered now, so, I’m attempting to begin writing again.

Afghanistan

Hundreds of people run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 transport plane as it moves down a runway of the international airport, in Kabul, Afghanistan, Monday, Aug.16. 2021. Thousands of Afghans have rushed onto the tarmac at the airport, some so desperate to escape the Taliban capture of their country that they held onto the American military jet as it took off and plunged to death. (Verified UGC via AP)

It’s amazing to me how much has been happening in these past several months that I’ve been away. War in Ukraine – possibly leading to WWIII. The Biden Administration is continuing it’s Afghanistan retreat mode of thinking while giving in to one of the world’s largest terror states – Iran! Along with their attack on American energy, their attack on our Southern Border, and their giving in to the Chinese in the Pacific regions, not to mention their attacks on American Education and the American Family by backing CRT, and other woke policies – they seem intent on destroying America! The inevitable specter of inflation and then recession are also on the horizon, and all this in one year of their defective thinking!

We need to return to the true source of wisdom – the Bible. It says in the Psalms –

“Truth shall spring out of the earth; and righteousness shall look down from heaven.” – Ps. 85:11

In other words, when truth goes up from the earth, God’s righteousness will come down from heaven. And then it says –

“Yea, the LORD shall give that which is good; and our land shall yield her increase.” – Ps. 85:12

So, in other words, when truth rises from the earth, the LORD will bless the land with an increase of goodness! But listening to America’s news anchor – Jen Psaki, is like listening to a daily indoctrination of lies and propaganda. Joe Biden is even worse, if one can understand his ‘gobbly gook’ he spews out! But they’re not alone, the entire Democrat Party and much of the Republican Party join the crowd. All this leads one to think that the truth is probably the opposite of what they say!

But, the Bible says, “when the enemy comes in like a flood the Spirit of the LORD will lift up a standard against  him” (Isa. 59:19). And that is beginning to happen. In a battle your forces can become scattered but, when the standard is lifted on high, they see it and gather beck together to strength in unity. Christian prophets, evangelists, and pastors are beginning to recover their voices and speak the Word of the LORD and those true soldiers of the LORD are beginning draw together.

The Bible predicts darkness will cover the earth and gross darkness the people and we are certainly in that time but, Isaiah has a mess age of hope for those times –

“Arise, shine; For your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. 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. 60:1, 2

So, take heart. The LORD will not fail us!