When the Country is Under Attack

mask upOur country is under attack by Globalists and those who believe in the ‘One World Government’ of Klaus Schwab. Klaus formed the World Economic Forum that meets in Davos Switzerland and the  Young Global Leaders school both of which are controlling the world’s economic direction and its health control boards.

They are responsible for the nation wide lockdowns, mask and vaccine mandates that are sweeping the world, and destroying nations economies. Some of their influencers are well known to Americans –

“But the school’s list of alumni is not limited to political leaders. We also find many of the captains of private industry there, including Microsoft’s Bill Gates, Amazon’s Jeff Bezos, Virgin’s Richard Branson, and the Clinton Foundation’s Chelsea Clinton. Again, all of them expressed support for the global response to the pandemic, and many reaped considerable profits as a result of the measures.”

As average citizens are being threatened with the loss of their jobs if they don’t take the ‘shot’ they are wondering what they can do. Lose their jobs or inject unknown poisons into their bodies. I would like to offer the story of Jehoshaphat, King of Judah, as an answer.

There came a time when the Moabites and Ammonites with some of the Meunites came to make war with Jehoshaphat. So, Jehoshaphat gathered all Judah and Jerusalem to the Temple of the Lord to fast and pray, and they prayed –

““And now, here are the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir—whom You would not let Israel invade when they came out of the land of Egypt, but they turned from them and did not destroy them—here they are, rewarding us by coming to throw us out of Your possession which You have given us to inherit. O our God, will You not judge them? For we have no power against this great multitude that is coming against us; nor do we know what to do, but our eyes are upon You.” – 2 Chron. 20:11-12

pilgrimsAnd the LORD answered them – “Then the Spirit of the LORD came upon Jahaziel the son of Zechariah, the son of Benaiah, the son of Jeiel, the son of Mattaniah, a Levite of the sons of Asaph, in the midst of the assembly. And he said, “Listen, all you of Judah and you inhabitants of Jerusalem, and you, King Jehoshaphat! Thus says the LORD to you: ‘Do not be afraid nor dismayed because of this great multitude, for the battle is not yours, but God’s.”

And the LORD said, “You will not need to fight in this battle. Position yourselves, stand still and see the salvation of the LORD, who is with you, O Judah and Jerusalem!’ Do not fear or be dismayed; tomorrow go out against them, for the LORD is with you.” So, Jehoshaphat and all Judah marched against the enemy and he placed singers ahead of the army and they sang “Praise the LORD, For His mercy endures forever.” and then the miracle happened. God caused the enemy to turn against each other and kill each other! This story has been captured by Don Francisco –

So, as we face an enemy who wants to throw us out of America and take it for themselves, remember the story of Jehoshaphat. Gather before the LORD, humble ourselves, and plead with Him for His help. Then march out against them knowing that the battle is the LORD’s and He will turn them against themselves! Turn to the Lord and He will help us – trust Him!

The Contest of the Ages

Iran-nuclear-clock The situation in the Mideast is like a pot that is boiling. Iran continues stalling at the nuclear talks while building up it’s uranium and war materials. Meanwhile, Iran is also inciting it’s proxies to take aggressive actions towards Israel and friends of Israel in the region. Israel is threatening to take action against Iran and it’s proxies Hamas and Hezbollah.

Meanwhile, Israel is weakening itself with foolish lockdown and vaccine measures over the Covid19 virus. The smell of war is in the air! I have been looking again at the so-called Psalm 83 war. This war is described in Psalm 83 in which Israel’s close neighbors attack her.

The true nature of Islam rules the Muslim population with the thought that “land that was once ruled by Islam can never be surrendered” so, even so-called moderate Muslims cannot and will not oppose those radicals who claim jihad as the only answer. Thus, the Psalm 83 prophesy is the only answer left. Asaph, leader of Solomon’s priestly choir, was a prophet and he identified the people groups that would rise against Israel to destroy it in Psalm 83. ps 83 table of nationsAs you can see in the picture below, these people surround Israel and their lands abut Israel as shown in the pentagram area below. The table included identifies the people groups named with modern day identifications.

You will notice that the Palestinians are mixed with many other Arab groups. They consist of three main Arab groups: the Palestinians of the Gaza Strip, the Palestinians of the West Bank, and the Palestinian Refugees, which live mostly in various tent refugee camps.

Tps 83 confederateshese groups named all exist within the pentagram shown in this picture. They are all proxies of Iran, even ISIS which now operates in the Sinai and is aided by Iran. Israel is keeping them at bay by continuous air strikes and other actions but, this cannot go on forever. The boiling pot is building up pressure and sooner or later, like a volcano, it will erupt!

Is this war the war described by Ezekiel, the war of Gog and Magog? I don’t think so because Gog is not named in Psalm 83 and also, in Ezekiel 38, all come from outside the pentagram shown in the picture. However since all these tribes mentioned are proxies of Iran, it is possible that this war is a prelude to the Ezekiel war of Gog and Magog. They may reason that Israel is sufficiently weakened that they have an advantage, and attack.

Another scenario is that Israel attacks Iran to destroy their nuclear capability and Iran incites these peoples to attack Israel in response.  Whatever the way these things unfold, the Blood Moons we have been seeing in the heavens all are forecasting trouble for Israel.

Yet another aspect to these events is the financial pressures being exerted. Israel is spending a huge amount of it’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on it’s military and also Iran and it’s proxies are gathering money from every source they can find. And one of the neighboring Arab countries named in the Psalm 83 war is Jordan. An article about Klaus Schwab reveals an interesting piece of information; Queen Rania of Jordan, has been ranked by Forbes as one of the 100 most powerful women in the world. And she is a member of Klaus Schwab’s World Economic Forum whose members control trillions of dollars. These people want to control the world and they are driven by the spirit of Antichrist so, it is not hard to believe that they could also be involved in inciting these wars.

Al these wars will just be a prelude to the final war that Satan, the Dragon, will start one day soon. After a short time o f peace (probably about 7 years) during which the Antichrist will be revealed as a peacemaker between Jew and Arab and allow the rebuilding of the Jewish Temple, he will set up the Abomination of Desolation in that Temple and then the real trouble for Israel (and the world) will begin! The Book of Revelation reveals this –

“And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman which brought forth the man child. And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness, into her place, where she is nourished for a time, and times, and half a time, from the face of the serpent. And the serpent cast out of his mouth water as a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away of the flood.” – Rev. 12:13-15

I will write more about this later.

As the Devil is at work formulating his plans, God is a step ahead of him. God is revitalizing His Church with an end-time harvest message. He is reminding us of who we are and where we are seated.

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father;” – Rev. 2:26, 27

 “Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come . . . And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: ” – Eph. 1:19-2:6

The ‘latter rain’ is coming and those that are anointed are going into the fields that are white unto harvest. The Lord knows who are His and He is gathering them in to His Barn!

“And it shall come to pass, that whosoever shall call on the name of the Lord shall be saved.” – Acts 2:21

“And he saith unto me, The waters which thou sawest, where the whore sitteth, are peoples, and multitudes, and nations, and tongues.” – Rev.. 17:15

“So shall they fear the name of the LORD from the west, and his glory from the rising of the sun. When the enemy shall come in like a flood, the Spirit of the LORD shall lift up a standard against him.” – Isa. 59:19

The Deceivers

When the Disciples asked Jesus about the end times,  He began by saying “And Jesus, answering them, began to say: “Take heed that no one deceives you.” Well, we have been facing an onslaught of deception lately. 

There is a passage in Scripture describing the fall of a great world system known as Babylon. some think of her as a city but I think of her as a system, a system of government. A system that prepares for the one-world system of the Antichrist. This is what God says as a warning to His people –

“And he cried mightily with a loud voice, saying, “Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and has become a dwelling place of demons, a prison for every foul spirit, and a cage for every unclean and hated bird! For all the nations have drunk of the wine of the wrath of her fornication, the kings of the earth have committed fornication with her, and the merchants of the earth have become rich through the abundance of her luxury. And I heard another voice from heaven saying, “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. . . . . The light of a lamp shall not shine in you anymore, and the voice of bridegroom and bride shall not be heard in you anymore. For your merchants were the great men of the earth, for by your sorcery all the nations were deceived.” – Rev. 18:2-4, 23

Notice she is a fornicactor, both physical and spiritual, that is, she promotes illegal sex, adultery and divorce. She deceives the people with worldly pleasures and wealth and she attracts the kings of the earth (she is political as well). Spiritual fornication is giving your self to other gods than the true God. And she has members of the Church in her for God says “Come out of her my people, lest you share in her sins and unless you receive of her plagues”. so, she is also responsible for giving people plagues (or pandemics). She is against family and marriage for the voice of the bridegroom and the bride shall not be heard in her anymore. And last of all, she deceives all nations by her sorcery. That word sorcery is in the Greek pharmakeia from which we get our word Pharmacy. In other words, she deceives by her health systems. Something that was supposed to be a help for mankind is turned into a deception.

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Well folks, we are being deceived by our health systems and those that are behind them. This is being explained in an article named An Impolite Message To Those Who Got The Covid “Vaccine”

“The Pharma-controlled politicians, the vaccine companies, the corrupt CDC and FDA health agencies owned by Big Pharma, the government officials who are forcing the death-shots on the rest of us…They are all EXEMPT from getting the jab.  They know what’s in the poisonous serum and what harm it can do.  But you must take it or lose your job.  You must get jabbed with the genetic cocktail if you want to go shopping or eat at a restaurant.”

I received this posting from a friend on the number of people exempted from taking the vaccine shot:

“The following people are totally exempt from the ‘vaccine’: all US Senators and House Representatives plus all Congressional staff; 6,000 White House employees; all employees of Pfizer (2,500), Moderna (1,500), and Johnson & Johnson (120,000); 15,000 CDC workers; and 14,000 FDA employees.”

Isn’t that interesting? And then the following video explains the dangers of taking the “shot” and exposes those behind it.

These people are not your friends and they are driven by money and a spirit of control. Jesus warns us to come out of her (Babylon) unless we receive of her plagues!

These people are all part of a movement to rule the world. The story begins with the World Economic Forum (WEF), which is an NGO (Non Government Organization) founded by Klaus Schwab, a German economist and mechanical engineer, in Switzerland in 1971.

“How is it that more than 190 governments from all over the world ended up dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic in almost exactly the same manner, with lockdowns, mask mandates, and vaccination cards now being commonplace everywhere? The answer may lie in the Young Global Leaders school, which was established and managed by Klaus Schwab of the World Economic Forum, and that many of today’s prominent political and business leaders passed through on their way to the top.”

You would be surprised at how many world leaders and leaders within the United States are involved and many with our education and health institutions as well.

How do we combat this sneak attack? King David wrote, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The answer is, restore the foundations, in the Church first and then in the country. Jesus said to the Church in Revelations, “Nevertheless I have somewhat against thee, because thou hast left thy first love.” (Rev. 2:4). When the Holy Spirit came to the first Church, how did they react? They continued steadfastly in the apostle’s doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread and in prayers. And they cared for one another! Hebrews says –

“And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” – Heb. 10:24-25

They got their minds off the world and began thinking about heaven and the Kingdom of God. Their relationships with one another became more important than gaining wealth and so they shared with those in need. They encouraged one another to do good works and to seek God’s will in their lives.

I pray we in the church will heed the warning of the Lord  about Babylon – “Come out of her my people, lest you share in her sins and unless you receive of her plagues”

The Constellation Gemini

seals and virgo

Gemini 2In 2017 the Revelation sign of Virgo was fulfilled as Jupiter came forth from it’s retrograde in Virgo to represent the birth of the “man-child” that was to be caught up to God and His throne. The ‘man-child’ does not represent Jesus Christ but, someone who is like Christ. This someone else is portrayed in another constellation as well, the constellation Gemini, or the Twins. The larger on the left has a principle star named Pollux which means ‘the ruler’ or ‘the Judge’ or ‘the Toiling Deliverer’. The smaller twin on the right has a principal star named Castor which means ‘the Coming Ruler or Judge’. This constellation represents Christ and His Bride who is ‘to rule and reign’ with Christ. It is the promise of Jesus to those who overcome. –

“To him who overcomes I will grant to sit with Me on My throne, as I also overcame and sat down with My Father on His throne.” – Rev. 3:21

“And he who overcomes, and keeps My works until the end, to him I will give power over the nations—‘He shall rule them with a rod of iron; They shall be dashed to pieces like the potter’s vessels’—as I also have received from My Father;” – Rev. 2:26, 27

We, the Church, are the ‘coming ruler’ because the marriage of the Lamb has not yet come (Rev. 19:7), we are near but, first we have to overcome. What do we have to overcome?

The letters to the seven churches in Revelation give us a clue. We are to return to our ‘first love’. One Church was not putting Jesus first in all things. Another Church had to face persecution and tribulation and they were warned “to be faithful until death”. Yet another Church was allowing the doctrine of Balaam in their midst. Balaam encouraged the Israelites to worship foreign gods and commit sexual immorality with foreigners. They also had those who were holding to the doctrine of the Nicolaitans, which some say women pastorswas teaching immoral sex was OK, like some ministers today are doing. But, years ago I asked the Lord what this doctrine was and this is what the Holy Spirit showed me – Nicolaitan is a compound word made up of two words – ‘Nico’ which means ‘to get the power’ and ‘Laity’ which means ‘the people’. I believe it was a separation between the Clergy and the Laity which kept the people in the dark as to their function in the Body of Christ for centuries and still does. Another Church was having trouble with Jezebel, a woman who wanted to preach and teach, which thing the Bible is against. Much of today’s Church is allowing women to be pastors but, the word of God does not allow it – suffer not a woman to teach, nor to usurp authority over the man, but to be in silence. (1 Tim. 2:12)). This does not mean a woman cannot be used in the gifts of the Holy Spirit but is restricting her from standing up front as a Pastor and exercise authority over men. Another Church had become lukewarm, caught up in the things of the world.

Another thing we have to overcome is our own flesh. Paul writes about this in Galatians –

“Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness, Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies, Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God. . . . And they that are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts.” – Gal. 5:19-21

Who among us has not struggled with some of these weaknesses? But, the Twin who is seated with Christ in Gemini has overcome them plus the Antichrist –

“And I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, Now is come salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of his Christ: for the accuser of our brethren is cast down, which accused them before our God day and night. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death. “ – Rev. 12:10-11

Now we know that the present Church if full of wheat and full of tares because Jesus said the tares would be there right to the end.

“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.” – Matt. 13:30

I believe the ‘man-child’ that Virgo gave birth to on September 23, 2017 represents the remnant out of the wheat that is being caught up to God to receive their instructions to return and stir up the wheat to make ready for the Great Harvest that is coming. The prophet Malachi said the prophet Elijah would come before the Day of the Lord but perhaps there will be many Elijah’s coming to restore the Family of God, turning the hearts of the fathers to the children and the children to the fathers. Besides preaching against sin they will no doubt press the truth that we are seated with Christ in the heavenlies far above all principalities and powers –

“And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power, Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the dead, and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places, Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world, but also in that which is to come And hath put all things under his feet, and gave him to be the head over all things to the church, Which is his body, the fulness of him that fills all in all. . . . But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus: ” – Eph. 1:19-2:6

The call is to take up the Cross, die to self, and follow Jesus Christ. The smaller Twin of Gemini, the Bride of Christ, is holding a harp in one hand and a bow and arrow in the other. This harp represents her victory and her praise to the Lord.

“And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God. And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvelous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints. Who shall not fear thee, O Lord, and glorify thy name? for thou only art holy: for all nations shall come and worship before thee; for thy judgments are made manifest.” – Rev. 15:2-4

That is the high call of God to all of us. Somewhere between the fifth and sixth seals Gemini will be fulfilled. I hope to see you there.

The Closing of the Age

Virgo in Rev12Revelation 12 tells the story of what happens at the end of the age. It begins with a heavenly picture of a woman about to give birth to a male child who was to rule the earth. It also pictures a fiery red dragon who was set to devour the child when it was born but, the child was caught up into heaven as soon as it was born. Then the woman fled into the wilderness where she had a place prepared for her by God for 3½ years.

“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. Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” – Rev. 12:5-6

This prophesy was fulfilled in the heavens  by the planet Jupiter (the King Planet) and the constellation Virgo for the first time in 7000 years. As Jupiter left Virgo on Sept. 23, 2017 to begin it’s 7 year journey to the constellation Taurus.

Now, we could think that the birth of the man child who was caught up into heaven tells the story of the birth of Jesus 2000 years ago and the woman fleeing into the wilderness represents the Jewish diaspora except for the statement “that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” Because we know that the diaspora has lasted almost 2000 years. Either “the man child” must mean something other than Jesus’ first assentation into heaven or there must be a time gap between verses 5 and 6. Several have suggested that the “man child” here represents the Church being raptured but, that doesn’t make much sense either because we see the church being persecuted by Satan after he is cast out of heaven.

“And war broke out in heaven: Michael and his angels fought with the dragon; and the dragon and his angels fought, but they did not prevail, nor was a place found for them in heaven any longer. So the great dragon was cast out, that serpent of old, called the Devil and Satan, who deceives the whole world; he was cast to the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. . . . And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ” – Rev. 12:7-9, 17

Why would this heavenly sign of Virgo be fulfilled in 2017 and not in the time Jesus was born and ascended into heaven? Jupiter being in Virgo’s womb for 42 weeks minus a day (a normal human birth period) and then leaving must mean something else. Perhaps the man child is not Jesus but the remnant that follow Jesus.

“For whom he did foreknow, he also did predestinate to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brethren.” – Rom. 8:29

“My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed in you,” – Gal. 4:19

“the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come.” – Eph. 1:18-21

“But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, 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, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus.” – Eph. 2:4-7

Paul likens this transformation unto ‘travailing in birth’ until Christ is formed in us and that is exactly what the fulfillment of Virgo represents. Does Virgo’s fulfillment in 2017 represent a re-birth in the body of Christ, perhaps a separation of the ‘wheat and the tares’ or the ‘sheep and the goats’? That seems to be the effect of the so-called virus pandemic that has assaulted us these last several years. It has certainly separated those who trust in the Lord from those who do not. A small remnant is arising from within the Church and their message is “Christ be formed in you”!

The next verses in Revelation 12 present us with the woman (who is most certainly Israel) fleeing into the wilderness where she is protected for 3½ years.

“Then the woman fled into the wilderness, where she has a place prepared by God, that they should feed her there one thousand two hundred and sixty days.” – Rev. 12:6

A few verses later John returns to this theme –

“Now when the dragon saw that he had been cast to the earth, he persecuted the woman who gave birth to the male Child. But the woman was given two wings of a great eagle, that she might fly into the wilderness to her place, where she is nourished for a time and times and half a time (3½ yrs.), from the presence of the serpent. So the serpent spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman, that he might cause her to be carried away by the flood. But the earth helped the woman, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed up the flood which the dragon had spewed out of his mouth. And the dragon was enraged with the woman, and he went to make war with the rest of her offspring, who keep the commandments of God and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” – Rev 12:13-17

The Dragon comes against the Woman causing her to flee into the wilderness but, she flies into the wilderness on the two wings of a great eagle (Jer. 48:22) The devil spewed water out of his mouth like a flood after the woman (Rev. 17:15 says the waters are “peoples, multitudes, nations, and tongues) but, the earth opened it’s mouth and swallowed the flood. In other words, God used the natural forces to defeat the Dragon. So, the Dragon turns his venom against the Christians. This goes on for three and a half years. During which time the Dragon rules on the earth through his Antichrist.

Other prophets speak of this time in which the woman flees into the wilderness. The prophet Micah speaks of a time when Israel flees into the sheep folds of Bozrah –

“I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob, I will surely gather the remnant of Israel; I will put them together like sheep of the fold (Hebrew Bozrah), Like a flock in the midst of their pasture; They shall make a loud noise because of so many people. The one who breaks open will come up before them; They will break out, Pass through the gate, And go out by it; Their king will pass before them, With the LORD at their head.” – Micah 2:12-13

Notice that they go into the sheepfold as Jacob but they come out as the remnant of Israel. The name Israel means Prince with God. Something happens to Jacob while he is in the sheepfold, protected by the LORD. I believe the veil is removed from their eyes and they recognize Jesus as their true Messiah thus becoming Israel as they were meant to be.

Bozrah sheepfold Pictured is a typical sheep fold in Bozrah which is located in Edom. The sheep would be closed in within rock walls for the night to protect them from wild animals and the shepherd would come in the morning and break down a portion of the wall to let the sheep out. The remnant of Israel will be here for a long night of 3½ years at which time the LORD will come to break them out. This story is told in the heavens by the Little Dipper, or as it is known in Hebrew The Lesser Sheepfold. The constellation of Draco is right above the Lesser Sheepfold, surrounding them with his vengeance. The Pole star is the LORD that comes to break the sheep out of the fold. The prophet Isaiah also speaks of this deliverance –

Draco and the Lessser Sheepfold“The sword of the LORD is filled with blood, It is made overflowing with fatness, With the blood of lambs and goats, With the fat of the kidneys of rams. For the LORD has a sacrifice in Bozrah, And a great slaughter in the land of Edom. . . . For it is the day of the LORD’s vengeance, The year of recompense for the cause of Zion.” – Isa. 34:6, 8

In the beginning of creation, the Dragon Star alpha Draconis was the Pole star but by the time of Abraham Polaris had become the new Pole Star. Satan, who is represented by the Dragon has been trying ever since to regain that prominence but, he is unable to do so. Ursa Minor or the Lessor Sheepfold represents the ‘first born’ of the flock while Ursa Major, the Big Dipper, represents the ‘Later born’ of the flock or the Gentiles. Scripture says, “To the Jew first, then to the Gentile” and remember the first Disciples of the Church were all Jewish but, Israel fell away and denied Jesus thus opening the door to the Gentiles. We were grafted in to the Jewish root as an wild olive branch.

The prophet Isaiah writes more about the ‘breaking out’ of Israel from the sheepfolds in Bozrah –

“Who is this who comes from Edom, With dyed garments from Bozrah, This One who is glorious in His apparel, Traveling in the greatness of His strength?—“I who speak in righteousness, mighty to save.” Why is Your apparel red, And Your garments like one who treads in the winepress? “I have trodden the winepress alone, And from the peoples no one was with Me. For I have trodden them in My anger, And trampled them in My fury; Their blood is sprinkled upon My garments, And I have stained all My robes. For the day of vengeance is in My heart, And the year of My redeemed has come.” – Isa. 63:1-4

Does this explain where the Lord got the blood on his white robes as He rode out of heaven on His white horse?

“Now I saw heaven opened, and behold, a white horse. And He who sat on him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness He judges and makes war. . . . He was clothed with a robe dipped in blood, and His name is called The Word of God.” – Rev. 19:11, 13

Has He already been to Bozrah to deliver Israel? Are they included in the Armies of heaven following Him along with the rest of the saints who follow Him on His way to Armageddon?

“And the armies in heaven, clothed in fine linen, white and clean, followed Him on white horses” – Rev. 19:14

This is describing the final battle, the battle of Armageddon ,which is described in Revelation –

“For they are spirits of demons, performing signs, which go out to the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. “Behold, I am coming as a thief. Blessed is he who watches, and keeps his garments, lest he walk naked and they see his shame.” And they gathered them together to the place called in Hebrew, Armageddon.” – Rev. 16:14-16

At some point the Antichrist will erect the Abomination that Desolates in the rebuilt Temple in Jerusalem and the 3½ year Tribulation will begin and Israel will flee into the wilderness prepared for her. Scripture tells us of these events before they happen and the time is drawing short. Already we can see what the Antichrist system will do to control the world as governments lock down their citizens, especially the churches. Through the health systems they will eventually control who may work and even now they are considering financial systems that will control what you can buy and sell. When they institute digital currency they will be able to know what you buy and sell and where you go and it is close to happening now.

Before that time wars are going to break out involving Israel, Russia, Iran, and Turkey. China will continue building it’s military preparing for the call to the “kings of the east” to Armageddon (Rev. 16:12).

These prophesies are soon upon us and you will not escape their consequences. The only way to escape is to be like the church of Philadelphia who “kept God’s word and have not denied the Name of Jesus’. Because they persevered, they were promised to be kept from the “hour of trial” that will come on the whole world. That means to keep the whole word, not just those words you like or agree with. They repented of their sin and then walked in holiness. That is God’s prescription to escape the judgement that is coming, and coming soon!

I pray for you and for me that we will be found in such condition when the Lord comes.

Jesus has something to say to you

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken.” – Luke 21:25-26

These were the words of Jesus as He warned about the signs preceding His return. We are seeing these signs happen right now. His simple words “signs in the Sun” now have new meaning. According to an article in Rapture and the End Times, scientist have now discovered the amazing effect the Sun’s solar winds and sun spots have on the earth and it’s magnetic field.

sun-and-earth“The greatest influence over our planet is literally staring us in the face. Coronal Mass Ejections from the Sun can cause earthquakes and extreme weather. The cycles of the Sun effect the global business cycle, and can cause wars. What will happen next?”

A Massive Solar Superstorm Nearly Blasted The Earth In 2012 / Nature, March 20, 2014. “Back on July 23, 2012 a furious solar magnetic storm just grazed our planet. Had it erupted just nine days earlier, it would have hit us, causing extensive damage to our technological infrastructure. It would have been a geomagnetic catastrophe the likes of which we’ve never seen. Scientists say the close shave should serve as an important wake-up call.” 

Super Blood Red Moon of May 26, 2021These are just a few of the effects changes in the Sun is having on us. Then there are the many signs in the Moon, Blood Moon after Blood Moons that have happened. Jesus’ prediction of distress of nations is also happening. As the United States of America, perhaps the greatest powerhouse the world has ever seen, now appears to be tottering leaderless and countries of the Middle East are in turmoil as Russia, Iran and Turkey are making overtures once again to eliminate Israel. China is exerting it’s warlike intensions in the Pacific and against the United States.

But, the distress on the nations is not only political as the earth itself seems to be at war with them, as the following video by the Two Preachers shows.

Jesus goes on to mention the “fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth”. Who can not see the fear that has been perpetrated on the earth through the latest attack of a virus? Satanic forces have used this to not only strike the people with so much fear that they are willing to give up freedom and liberty but, he has used it to shut down nations around the world! As Doctor Fauci and Bill Gates warn of even greater virus pandemics to come, satanic forces have marshalled government, media, and health systems to destroy the greatest force for liberty and freedom the world has ever known – the United States of America!

How could this happen? It can happen because the United States, like Israel of old, has forgotten it’s true source of its strength, which is God.

“If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” – Exodus 15:26

Churches across the nation should have been proclaiming this message but, instead most of them closed voluntarily out of fear of the virus. As these churches closed their doors the word given to Hosea has come true for us as well –

“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

mass di-offOnly the Church has the truth and the knowledge of God to give to the land and if it fails to do so or closes it’s doors, the result is “the land will mourn”. These mass die-offs of birds, fish, and beasts began in 2010 and for a while they made the news but now they are old news and you don’t hear much about them but, they have not stopped. In 2021 there have been 144 Known MASS Death Events in 52 Countries (or Territory)

The leaders of the land are full of ‘swearing and lying’ and the ‘bloodshed’ of abortion is championed by them. Their wickedness knows no bounds! And it has spread to the people as well. Fortunately, there are some, a remnant, who are still following the LORD, such as you saw in the video shown above where the unreached children of Pakistan are being reached. There ae others as well who are speaking the truth of God’s word and performing His will. They are beacons of light amongst the darkness. And the sparks of revival are beginning to spread across the nation as truth is once more coming to the front.

I pray you all will take this video to heart and especially that you will stand against the efforts to rob you of your parental rights and responsibilities.

It is time to return to the LORD. Blow the Shofar, sound the alarm – the devil is roaming about as a lion hungry for it’s prey. But, you the remnant, Arise and Shine for the glory of the LORD has risen upon you! Psalm 81 vs 10 says “open your mouth wide, and I will fill it”! So, speak out against the wickedness that has come upon the land and speak up for the truth that God has given us in what ever way God gives you to speak. And may God bless you!

Blood Red Moons Declare His Soon Coming

Blood Red Moon over JerusalemThe prophet Joel prophesied –

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD. And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of the LORD shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.” – Joel 2:30-32

Peter used this prophesy to support the outpouring of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost –

The sun shall be turned into darkness, And the moon into blood, Before the coming of the great and awesome day of the LORD.” – Acts 2:20

Many other Scriptures also link the coming of the Lord Jesus with Blood Red Moons and this last decade had an abundance of Blood Red Moons: the blood moons of 2011 and 2013, the Blood Red Moon Tetrad of 2014 and 2015, the super blue blood moon of 2018, and the super blood wolf moon Jan. 21, 2019. And finally a Super Blood Red Moon appeared on May 26, 2021.

The Jewish Talmud has this to say about blood Red Moons – “When the moon is in eclipse, it is a bad omen for Israel. If its face is as red as blood, (it is a sign that) the sword is coming to the world.” Therefore: Lunar Eclipse = bad omen for the Jewish people and Israel; Blood Moon = sword coming; Solar Eclipse = bad omen for the world. History has certainly proven this statement to be true.

BRM JesusIn light of all the Blood Red Moons that have been happening in recent times, it might be the Lord is speaking to His people to prepare for Jesus’ second coming! Perhaps the most significant appearance of blood red moons appeared in 2014 and 2015. It is known as a Blood Red Moon Tetrad, because exactly four consecutive blood red moons appeared on Jewish Feast days of Passover and Tabernacles, which is very rare. In fact it was only the eighth time to happen since Jesus was hanging on the cross.

The meaning of the number “Eight” in the Bible is “New Beginnings”… The eighth day was new after God rested. There are 7 days in a week and the 8th day is a new beginning. Christ rose on the 8th day which was a new beginning for the world. The fact that the Feast days of Passover and Tabernacles were used is also significant: Passover marked the first coming of Jesus and Tabernacles will mark the second coming of Jesus.

If you care to look up what the other appearances of the Blood Red Moon Tetrad, you can look in an article named The coming Blood Moons. One occurred as the Jews were being expelled from Spain, one occurred in 1948 and 1949 as Israel was becoming a nation and fighting for it’s existence, and one occurred in 1967-1968 as Israel was fighting the 6-day war in which it regained Jerusalem. Blood Red Moons do foretell war for Israel but notice that these 4 Blood Red Moons also contain two solar eclipses which mean trouble for the nations of the world as well and since 2014 the world has certainly had troubles, from earthquakes and volcanos, to floods and tsunamis, from famines to financial collapses.

Now these Blood Red Moons also have a strong message for the church as well. They are saying “wake up” for the day is far spent! Jesus is saying to some, “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.”, and to others He is saying, 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.”

Remember the prophesy of Joel that I began this article with? “For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as the LORD has said, among the remnant whom the LORD calls.”  There are only going to be a remnant that will be ready for His coming. Only a remnant took the signs that He has been showing in the heavens seriously enough to prepare.

I myself also have to repent because I have not been taking them seriously enough either. Our little church meets three times during the week but, that is not enough. Scripture says –

“And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching.” – Heb. 10:24

After the Holy Spirit fell on the first Church, Scripture declares “they continued to meet daily”. Oh that I might once again experience that Holy Spirit’s spark that would spur me to meet daily in the church and from house to house spreading the joy of the Lord. I pray the same for you as well.

Seven Heavenly Words

Charles CooleyAt 85 years of age, I want to share a little of my walk with the Lord, or rather His walk with me. It consists of Seven Heavenly Words He gave to me.

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“being confident of this very thing, that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ;” – Philippians 1:6

Years ago, in the late 1960’s, I was going through a great trial. I had been saved in 1964 in a little country Lutheran Church at the response to a Lutheran evangelist from Norway. I immediately began studying the Word of God and getting active in my church. By 1967 I began to realize those disciples in the Bible had something more than I did and began actively seeking to be baptized in the Holy Spirit. At that time God sent another Lutheran pastor to our town preaching about the Holy Spirit. In a short time I was filled to overflowing with the precious Holy Spirit and then my adventure with God kicked into high gear! There were prayer meetings complete with healings, deliverance, speaking in tongues, prophesy’s and genuine excitement in the Lord several times a week – I couldn’t get enough! I was finally getting the victory over Satan – or so I thought. Then his counter attack began! I was asked to give up my position as church elder and Sunday School teacher in my Lutheran church – even called a heretic by some. I reasoned ‘if I couldn’t work in the church, there was no need to stay in it’ – so we left. It was during this time of drifting that I attended a charismatic conference in Eau Claire, WI. where a prophet named Dick Mills was speaking. During the meeting he called me out of the very large crowd and began to prophesy to me by giving me Bible verses. The first word is printed above. It helped to stabilize my life and give me fresh hope.

The second word was Psalm 138 verses 7 and 8 –

“Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me; You will stretch out Your hand Against the wrath of my enemies, And Your right hand will save me. The LORD will perfect that which concerns me; Your mercy, O LORD, endures forever; Do not forsake the works of Your hands.” – Psalm 138:7,8

God was assuring me that no matter what the troubles or who the enemies, I could trust in His care for me. Further more, I understood that God had a plan for me and the He would watch over it and perform all that concerns me. I learned to not look at or to others, just look at what God has for me to do! And if the job is too big for me in my weakness, He has more than enough mercy to finish the work even if I fall down some times! O what a comfort that is to know.

Then came the third word, one that has been the hardest for me to learn –

“The end of a thing is better than its beginning;
The patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.” – Ecclesiastes 7:8

It is true that most American are part of the ‘now’ generation. We want everything right now! But God usually does not work that way. If some promise we believe God made to us doesn’t happen immediately, we get impatient and lose faith in the promise, not understanding that often God is doing a work in us so we can walk in His promise. And if He does do something great in our lives, like a healing or using us to minister to someone else, we often cannot resist the temptation to get proud and take a little glory to ourselves! Learning to be patient in spirit is exceedingly difficult. I’m still learning that word!

If we fail to pass this word and fall into a pity party, God speaks the fourth word


“And the LORD said to Moses, “Why do you cry to Me? Tell the children of Israel to go forward.”
– Exodus 14:15

Moses-parting-the-Red-SeaSo often when we succumb to the devil’s warfare or things don’t go the way we thought they should, we get bogged down and just sit there. But usually God has already given us the directions. With Moses, God told him to bring the people to Mount Sinai to worship Him there but then, they met the Red Sea before and Pharaoh’s armies closing in behind them. So what did they do? They sat there crying to the Lord. God’s answer was “go forward.” You have an appointed destiny – don’t give up – move on to claim that which is promised to you! As we are moving in the Lord, He will guide us and give us the fifth word of direction –

“Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.” – Deuteronomy 2:3

In my walk with the Lord, I had grown spiritually, gaining position in the church and teaching His Word but, in God’s plan it was time for me to move on to new things. Within a short time we moved our fellowship to northern Wisconsin at Eden Ministries. Under the care of Pastor William Lemke I grew even more, eventually taking over as Pastor when he retired. There at Eden God had gathered so many precious saints and they faithfully nurtured me and my family. I will forever thank God for His sweet care for us there. It prepared me for the sixth word in my adventure with God and the confidence to take it in faith expecting good results –

“Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.” – Joshua 1:3

joshuaWhenever you step out in obedience to God, you can expect a victory to come. “Every place your sole treads upon” requires one thing – you must go! Many believers hear the Holy Spirit calling them to this or that – but they don’t go. Maybe fear or doubt defeats them but, you must be like Peter on the water – he had to take that first step!

Finally, the seventh word to me was –

“Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee wheresoever you go.” – Joshua 1:9

Sometimes the things God asks of us seem impossible if we forget who it is that called us. If He calls you to it, He already knows you can do it through Him. I’ve had to relearn this many times in my 85 years. Like the time God called myself and pastor friend, Al Borreson to start Interfaith Fellowship to share the Baptism of the Holy Spirit to Catholics and Lutherans in the Eau Claire area. It started small – just praying for it to happen. Then a Nun came to share my office at the college I was teaching at and I witnessed to her. Soon, she and several other Nuns visited my home and were baptized in the Holy Spirit. Through her the doors to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire opened to us for meetings. For the next two years we met there, seeing over 2000 souls come to Jesus and/or be baptized in the Holy Spirit!

I share these lessons not to brag but to encourage you that God has a calling for each of you and it is bigger than you think – and if you will step out in faith you can do great things in the Lord. I believe we are living in the last days and God has selected you to be born at such a time as this. You are in the last generation. Psalm 139 verse 16 declares that God wrote His plan for your life in a book in heaven before you were born and the Apostle Paul; writes –

“Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places in Christ, just as He chose us in Him before the foundation of the world, that we should be holy and without blame before Him in love,” – Eph. 1:3-4

So, get before the Lord Jesus and ask Him what you should be doing and He will give you words to guide you as well. When you find out, be faithful to begin. Remember, the Holy Spirit is given to those who obey Him so when He speaks, obey Him.

Taking the Land for God

The LORD told Joshua as he was about to enter the Promised Land to be strong and of good courage. Joshua would need it as they were about to enter a land of giants which the spies had earlier reported –

“And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.” – Numbers 13:32-33

And the people were gripped with fear, which led to another 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. Now, we in America, indeed in most of the world, are gripped with a spirit of fear of a so called pandemic and we need to listen to the word of the LORD – “Be strong and of good courage”! We indeed are facing giants but they are giants of Satan’s making as the following video shows –

I remember a time early on in my Christian life when facing bad times that I complained to God, wanting to give up and this is what He said to me –

“If you have run with the footmen, and they have wearied you, Then how can you contend with horses? And if in the land of peace, In which you trusted, they wearied you, Then how will you do in the floodplain of the Jordan?” – Jer. 12:5

In other words, “I never promised you it would be easy, put on My strength and get going!” That is the message we Christians need to hear right now. Yes we face some strong giants (Critical Race Theory, Communism, failed media, government swamps, and even weak kneed churches) but our God is stronger than all of them! The Holy Spirit  that is in us is greater than the spirit of Lawlessness that is in the world!

I’m so thankful for God and His word. He will never fail us or lead us astray but the voices of the enemy always will. One of the tricks of the enemy is giving us false expectations but, remember God is not about fulfilling our expectations but His own expectations. He will fulfill His word to the last jot and title. and He will fulfill our words if they line up with His word as well.

All of our Founding Fathers, both Pilgrims and Puritans, agree that they made Covenant with God and He with them. The Mayflower compacts begins –

 “Having undertaken for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith and Honour of our King and Country, a Voyage to plant the First Colony in the Northern Parts of Virginia, do by these presents solemnly and mutually in the presence of God and one of another, Covenant and Combine ourselves together in a Civil Body Politic

Even our Declaration of Independence declares

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed . . .”

Our forefathers made covenant with God and this is what God says about His covenants –

“He remembers His covenant forever, The word which He commanded, for a thousand generations,” – Psalm 105:8

Even though men may fail in keeping that covenant, God will not. He had to send Israel into captivity in Babylon for 70 years but, He remembered His covenant with them and brought them out. So, I believe God will remember His covenant with America if we repent and turn back to Him and return to our covenant with Him, to  “Remember the Glory of God and work for the advancement of the Christian Faith”. Remember our Declaration of Independence declares – “they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights” and Psalm 139 declares what those rights are –

“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.” – Ps. 139:16

God knew His plans for us before we were born and they were written down in heaven. It is no accident that we were born in America to continue the Covenant God made with our forefathers. We were born “for the Glory of God and advancement of the Christian Faith”. No less than Joshua was born to lead the people across the Jordan River so, we were born to claim this land for the Lord God Almighty!

So, rise up, shake off the fear and get moving!

Family Message for 2021

web pictures 090In the year 2020 the Lord told me I was to begin having yearly family gatherings to prepare, so I began. This will be the second such gathering.

God has given us many signs of what we should expect and prepare for in the coming year. Let’s begin with the nation of Israel being formed again after 2000 years in 1948. The prophet Isaiah prophesied –

web pictures 001“And he shall set up an ensign for the nations, and shall assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth.” – Isaiah 11:12

Then, after several wars, which were waged against them, they retook Jerusalem in 1967 but, the world didn’t recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital until an American President, Donald Trump, recognized it as Israel’s Capital In 2017. The nation of Israel celebrated the 70th anniversary of its rebirth 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. Planning for building the Third Temple began in earnest, though it is not built yet. When it is built, the Antichrist will come. These and other political and religious signs point to the soon return of Jesus. 

So what does this mean for us? It means that the ‘Times of the Gentiles’ that Jesus talked about is soon coming to an end. 

“And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” – Luke 21:24

It means that the so-called ‘Church Age’, as we have known it, will be drawing to a close and the ‘One New Man’ Age’ will begin.

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,” – Eph. 2:14, 15

It means that the Church will begin to return to it’s Jewish roots. I don’t mean legalistically but, spiritually. 

brm-2014More recently in 2014 and 2015 God continued giving His signs with the Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring on the Feast Days of  Passover and again on Tabernacles. Passover marked the first coming of Jesus and the feast of Tabernacles celebrates His second coming. This rare Biblical Blood Red Moon Tetrad occurring on the Feasts of Passover and Tabernacles in the years, 2014 and 2015 is only the eighth one since Jesus was hanging on the Cross 2000 year ago. God is again warning us to prepare for Jesus coming again! 

Then in 2017 God again displayed His Word in the heavens as Revelation 12 was displayed for the first time in 7000 years. 

“Now a great sign appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a garland of twelve stars. Then being with child, she cried out in labor and in pain to give birth.” – Rev. 12:1, 2

virgo-jupiter-retrogradeThe constellation Virgo fulfilled this word as the planet Jupiter, after being in retrograde for 42 weeks minus a day in her womb, came forth on September 23, 2017 to continue it’s 7 year journey to the constellation Taurus where it will meet the planet Mars. Jesus taught that this birth would begin the tribulation period –

“All these are the beginning of sorrows (odin – birth pangs). Then they will deliver you up to tribulation and kill you, and you will be hated by all nations for My name’s sake.” – Matt. 24:8, 9

The prophet Micah prophesied that this would be the time to complete the regathering of Israel –

Therefore He shall give them up, Until the time that she who is in labor has given birth; Then the remnant of His brethren Shall return to the children of Israel.” – Micah 5:3

Also in 2017, God displayed another heavenly sign to His second Israel, the United States of America. One author while writing about the Puritans said –

“These Puritans viewed their emigration from England as a virtual re-enactment of the Jewish exodus from Egypt. To them, England was Egypt, the king was Pharaoh, the Atlantic Ocean was the Red Sea, America was the Land of Israel, and the Indians were the ancient Canaanites. They were the new Israelites, entering into a new covenant with God in a new Promised Land.”

But, what was this new sign? It was the Great American Eclipse. on August 21, 2017 God sent what is now known as the Great American Solar Eclipse, it was the first total solar eclipse that was visible in the U.S.A. and nowhere else. It was also the only total eclipse seen only in the USA since it’s founding in 1776. What is even more interesting about this eclipse is that it begins over solar eclipse map_usa_2017_20244Salem Oregon 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. Does this eclipse indicate that the “King of Jerusalem” is soon to come? While this eclipse traveled from the Northwest to the Southeast, in just 7 years another eclipse will cross the US from Northeast to Southwest which is very unusual. Some have wondered about the crossing point being right over the famous Madrid fault line in the Mississippi Valley. Sort of an x marks the spot. And another like eclipse is coming in 7 years on April8, 2024.

 Well, what do these signs mean to us? They mean to prepare for the Lord’s coming. The last prophet in the Old Testament has this warning for us –

“Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of the LORD. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse.” – Malachi 4:5, 6

In other words, Fathers teach your children to prepare for the coming of the Lord. Use the word of God and His signs to equip them. And children, listen to them and take their advise. Honor them by obeying their admonition to follow the Lord in all you do. In other words, restore the family as your foundation and don’t let all your attention be on the world or your fleshly desires.

After Jesus gives His teaching on the end times, He followed with  4 stories, or parables, to prepare them.

  1. He said don’t be like the people of Noah’s and Lot’s day who didn’t heed the warnings and went on living as normal.
  2. He told them about the unwise servant who didn’t give those he had oversight of ‘food in due season’ but he began drinking and treating those under him badly.
  3. Then He told them about 10 virgins who were supposed to be waiting for the Bridegroom but, 5 were unprepared and didn’t have oil in their lamps.
  4. Finally He told them about the servants who had been given talents to use for the Lord but one of them hid the talent and didn’t use it for the Lord. 

All these parables have very practical instructions on how to prepare for the Lord’s coming. The fathers among us should not only apply them to themselves but, they should pass them on to their children. Notice that they all speak of preparation for the Lord’s coming and not for building a place for your selves in this world. 

In conclusion, I am so blessed and happy to have been given you all as my family. Psalm 127 says –

“Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb is a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior, so are the children of one’s youth. Happy is the man who has his quiver full of them; They shall not be ashamed, but shall speak with their enemies in the gate.” – Ps. 127:3-5

My wife, who has gone home to be with the Lord, and I were blessed with 8 wonderful children and the Lord has multiplied that into over 50 spouses, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. I want to say to you all that not one of you was an accident but each of you were designed and sent by God with a divine plan for your life as King David wrote by inspiration –

“Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. and in Your book they all were written, the days fashioned for me, when as yet there were none of them.” – Psalm 139:16

Each of you has come to this earth, at such a time as this, with a plan and a purpose written by God. And the Apostle Paul wrote –

“For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.” – Eph. 2:10

So, I want to encourage you, whatever situation comes upon you, don’t lose sight of this knowledge – God is for you and He will be with you to help you fulfill your purpose on this earth. 

I love you – and so does God!

Israel and AnitaIn memory of Anita Cooley and Israel Cooley who have gone home to be with the Lord but, are much missed every day.