“The Lord GOD hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary: he wakeneth morning by morning, he wakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned. The Lord GOD hath opened mine ear, and I was not rebellious, neither turned away back.”
(Isa 50:4, 5) KJV
Subject: There Will Be Great Signs in the Heavens
(Luke 21:11 KJV) And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven.
We are penning this Pastors’ Page to address the Lord’s prophesy in Luke 21:11. This article will include prophetic “signs” within the Scriptures and recent “signs” appearing in the heavens and earth. Therefore, some of the materials are “time relative” and sourced from the Internet wherein documentation may prove subjective. The premise of this study is based on previous studies presented on this Pastors’ Page, now archived on our website.
The Sign of the Fig Tree
It is clear from the Scriptures there will be “signs in the heavens and earth” confirming God’s prophetic times. However, these signs pale in comparison to the greatest sign already given to the generation witnessing the “Fig Tree,” signaling the supernatural re-birth of the Nation of Israel in 1948 after nearly 2000 years of exile. This exile, known as the “Diaspora” followed the plunder of Jerusalem during the Roman Siege in 70AD. During this time the land lay desolate for centuries, inhabited by strangers herding their flocks until 1917 when the Balfour Declaration was signed. A small remnant began returning to what many described as a “God forsaken” and “drought stricken” land. Following the miracle of being declared a Nation on May 14, 1948, by President Truman, Israel against great odds received their capitol city of Jerusalem in the June war of 1967, some nineteen years later. This in fact reversed their first captivity to the Gentiles which commenced with Babylon from 606BC – 587BC, also a nineteen-year period. It also ended the “Times of the Gentiles” according to Luke 21:24. See Special Study Times of the Gentiles chart.
The Sign of Jonah
Christ Jesus referred to the sign of Jonah in Luke 11:29 as a type of His own death, burial and resurrection on the third day, as the only sign to be given to His generation. This sign was fulfilled according to Leviticus 23 during the Spring Feasts when He was crucified and rose again. However, the sign of Jonah has also been prophetically reckoned of the Nation of Israel when they were cast into the sea of the Gentiles following their “Diaspora” in 70AD according to Matthew 21:21. Like Jonah, Israel was nationally restored in 1948 and received their Capitol city Jerusalem in 1967 following “two millennial days.” See Special Study Millennial Day Principle. Their restoration occurred on the greater Third Day on the Lunar Calendar according to Hosea 6:1-3. There are many official documents, historical articles, religious articles, and published works addressing these events which are not the emphasis of this Pastors’ Page.
The Parable of the Fig Tree
(Mat 24:32 KJV) Now learn a parable of the fig tree; When his branch is yet tender, and putteth forth leaves, ye know that summer is nigh:
(Mat 24:33 KJV) So likewise ye, when ye shall see all these things, know that it is near, even at the doors.
(Mat 24:34 KJV) Verily I say unto you, This generation shall not pass, till all these
things be fulfilled.
(Luke 21:29 KJV) And he spake to them a parable; Behold the fig tree, and all the trees;
What is a Scriptural Generation?
Defining a generation in the context of Matthew 24:32-34 is both provocative and controversial! However, this passage is worth “debating” while “deflating” for many who have tried to set certain dates for the coming of the Lord to receive His Church, as well as the Seven Year Tribulation and restoration of the promised kingdom to Israel. Most Bible scholars accept the concept that the “Parable of the Fig Tree” was never “time related” but rather validates the Nation of Israel continuing in perpetuity as a race of people. Others have prematurely embraced a generation as “forty years” most likely based on the “Exodus Generation.” Still others embrace a generation as “seventy years” based on Psalms 90:4 which defines the number “seventy,” as the life span of man. However, the reference to “Seventy Weeks,” in the context of Daniel 9:24, also sets “seventy” as a “prophetic time.” Interestingly, when “seventy years” are added to the year of 1948 we arrive at the year of 2018, which is now history. It was exactly after 70 years that the United States under President Trump made the decision to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem and declared Jerusalem to be the Capitol of Israel. However, when adding “seventy years” to 1967, also the year ending the “Times of the Gentiles,” we arrive at the year of 2037 which is yet future. If we accept intervals of seven-year periods prophesied in Genesis 41 as “seven good years” followed by “seven evil years” according to the prophecy in Genesis 41, we find ourselves, as the generation stepping into a “prophetic window” of time. See archived Pastors’ Page Strange Trial vs Seven Good Years.
Two-fold Question: Where is the Church Standing?
The Day of the Lord – The Greater Seventh Day The Day of Christ – The Greater Third Day
It is vital in understanding prophecy to also understand where the Church is standing today. Is the Church standing on the Day of Lord, as the greater Seventh Day? Is the Church also standing on the Day of Christ, as the greater Third Day? See Special Study Seven Millennial Days and Millennial Day Principle. We have defended these positions in former Pastors’ Pages and will not attempt to explain or justify this position in this article. Please know we stand by these two revelations which are based on the “more sure word of prophecy.” Considering Christ’s prophesy in John 2:19-20 of the resurrection of His body on the “Third Day” prophetically includes His Church as His “Mystical Body,” on the greater “Third Day.” In the greater “Third Day,” Christ promises the resurrection of the Sleeping Church, by rank and order, and translation of the Living Church, by rank and order according to 1 Corinthians chapter 15 and I Thessalonians 4:16-18.
Preface to Signs in the Heavens and Earth
(Mat 16:3 KJV) And in the morning, It will be foul weather to day: for the sky is red and lowering. O ye hypocrites, ye can discern the face of the sky; but can ye not discern the signs of the times?
We trust you were able to receive the above prophesies in the light of Hosea 6:1-4, as the “Sign of Jonah” first applicable to Christ’s personal resurrection, but also prophetic of the Church, as His mystical body on the greater “Third Day.” The prophecy in Hosea 6:1-4 also includes the restoration of the Nation of Israel, both nationally and spiritually. Once the Church grasps they are now standing on these two prophetic days, the Day of the Lord, as the greater “Seventh Day” and the Day of Christ as the greater “Third Day” the following signs will suddenly become relevant. We will be able to receive the following “Signs of the Times,” as our Lord speaking from heaven! We are also including our personal comments with each sign, as “private interpretation” and subjective knowledge.
Unusual Signs appearing in the Heavens and Earth
Recently we became aware of “signs in the heavens” in the form of unusual “cloud formations” as well as recorded “shakings” upon the earth. In our opinion, these were more than mere coincidences and deserve serious consideration, especially considering where we the Church are prophetically standing. Are we the generation that is stepping into a “prophetic window” wherein these unusual signs form a “conversational sequence” of our Lord speaking from heaven? As we share these specific signs, we are aware there are other signs and additional signs will follow. We are also aware there will be “scoffers and mockers” chanting their unbelief.
(2 Pet 3:4 KJV) And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation. (2 Pet 3:8 KJV) But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the Lord as a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.
An Unusual Cloud Formation over Turkey, site of “The Seven Churches in Asia”
This unusual cloud formation in January 2023, resembling Ezekiel’s Whirlwind, according to Ezekiel 1:4 hovered over Turkey the site of “the Seven Churches of Asia.” These Church sites are now in ruins, yet they are mysteriously referred to in Revelation 1:20 penned by the Apostle John from the Isle of Patmos in AD 95/96. See Pastors’ Page Standing and Turning with the Apostle John. However, please note that the Apostle John states he was caught up in his spirit via the Holy Spirit to the Lord’s Day (Day of the Lord) wherein he was standing in Revelation 1:10 where he received and wrote the Book of Revelation. Therefore we must conclude that the mystery of the “Seven Churches of Asia” becomes a prophetic template of the Church, not only during the Church Age, but more specifically the state of the End Time Church. Therefore, these Churches will be individually judged (Krima Judgement) by Christ on the Day of the Lord, the greater “Seventh Day” and the Day of Christ, the greater “Third Day.” See Special Study Spirit Storm.
Therefore, this unusual cloud formation resembling the Whirlwind in Ezekiel 1:4 is prophetic of the Lord, as the Son of Man, having descended into the midst of the Seven Churches according to Rev. 1:13. According to Hosea 6:1-3 He is returning in a “Cloud” and in the Geshem “Rain.” See Special Study Rainfall Holy Spirit. The “Cloud” and “Rain” symbolize a final Dispensational outpour of the Holy Spirit according to Ephesians 1:10. This Dispensation will commence with “Judgment beginning at the house of God” according to 1 Peter 4:17, 18 and Revelation 1, 2, 3. This judgement of the Church should usher in the “Seven Good Years” before the “Seven Evil Years” as “Times of Restoration” according to the “types and shadows” in Genesis chapter 41. See Special Study Seven Good Years and Seven Evil Years.
A Cluster of Earthquakes in the Middle East
This unusual “cluster” of earthquakes, occurring in Early Church locations, following the major earthquake in February 2023, traced and mapped mysteriously forming the number “Seven.” The number “Seven” is synonymous with the 66th Book of Revelation symbolizing the consummation of the age. In fact, the number “Seven” is used 54 times in the Book of Revelation. Therefore, the number “Seven” already “etched” in the minds of believers is again mysteriously “etched” in this series of earthquakes. This again validates that we are standing on the greater “Seventh Day of the Lord,” where John was standing in Revelation 1:10. These “shakings” may prove to be prophetic signs of “great shakings” forth coming on the Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ to the Latter Church, as an awakening that the “time is at hand!” As the Latter Church awakens, they will become painfully aware of their spiritual condition, as the “dry tree” in contrast to the Early Church, as the “green tree.”
(Luke 23:31 KJV) For if they do these things in a green tree, what shall be done in the dry?
A “Red Halo” over Italy, Appearing and Disappearing
The significance of this “Red Halo” over Italy, in March 2023, appearing then disappearing remains a mystery. This “sign” appeared for only a few seconds before disappearing but was captured in “real time” and the post became “viral” on the internet. We are also aware of reports of volcano activity in Sicily and extensive flooding in Northern Italy. As we know, Italy served as the birthplace of Roman Catholicism and eventually became a center of a great religious system in Christendom. When likened to the “Great Tree” in Daniel chapter 4, this religious system’s branches, including many Protestant Denominations have literally covered the globe. The symbol of a “halo,” as light, generally speaks of divine veneration or symbol of holiness, as captured in many religious paintings. However, according to tradition, a “red halo,” signals a coming storm. Therefore, this sign as a red halo, appearing and disappearing may be warning of a coming storm to the system of Christendom in these “last days!” Christ may visit this system on the Day of the Lord and the Day of Christ and find them “weighed in the balances and found them wanting!” Will they be found as wanting, having a “form of godliness, but denying the power” of the gospel? As a system, are they claiming a place of equality with Christ? This “storm” yet to envelope them may begin when Christ calls His true Church to come out and be separate according to 2 Cor. 6:14-18. Sadly, afterward this system will invite all denominations, religions, nations, and people to come under their branches. This will form Mystery Babylon, the Mother of Harlots, in union with “Babylon the Great” according to Revelation 17 and 18. This union becomes typical of the “Bramble” described in Judges 9:14-15. Israel, as the true heirs of the Messianic Kingdom eventually will be betrayed, threatened and many put to death. Beware of the subtle doctrine of “replacement theology.
(Judges 9:14 KJV) Then said all the trees unto the bramble, Come thou, and reign over us.
(Judges 9:15 KJV) And the bramble said unto the trees, If in truth ye anoint me king over you, then come and put your trust in my shadow: and if not, let fire come out of the bramble, and devour the cedars of Lebanon.
Cloud Formation of a “Flying White Horse” over Switzerland
This unusual and distinct cloud formation of a “Flying White Horse” appeared over the snow-covered terrain of Switzerland in 2023. The “White Horse” in Revelation chapter 19 is connected to the Great Revelation of Christ, as “King of Kings and Lord of Lords!” Why over Switzerland? Rumors of Swiss bank accounts associated with money laundering and financial fraud continue to abound. Even more egregious, are reports of gold confiscated from Holocaust victims during the Nazi Regime being stored in Switzerland. We may soon discover much wealth of America has been confiscated and stored in Swiss banks. Davos, Switzerland is also the headquarters of the infamous World Economic Forum (WEF) seeking to impose a “New World Order” on the nations by secretly undermining their national sovereignty including America. Though their motives hidden under garments appearing “white as snow” will be exposed. The sign of the “Flying White Horse” proves that God, through Christ, is still watching from heaven over America and His Church, as well as other nations and will shortly expose the filthy undergarments of the WEF and their activities. This sign appearing in the heavens speaks of unprecedented judgment befalling this “system” according to James 5:1-8. This judgment occurs before Christ, as Judge is seen standing at the door of the House of God according to James 5:7-9 to begin judgment according to I Peter 4:17-18.
(Rom 1:18 KJV) For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold (i.e., suppress the gospel) the truth in unrighteousness;
A “Black Cloud” engulfs Istanbul the Capital of Turkey
A giant black cloud measuring ten kilometers expanded over Istanbul giving the effect of a night sky in April 2023. The Sun was hidden for up to 5 minutes behind the dark looming mass.
This may be a warning of a future nuclear attack or some other judgment on the Nation of Turkey for their betrayal of Israel and America. As we know the Nation of Turkey became the chosen site of the “Seven Churches of Asia” founded by the Apostle Paul and later addressed by the Apostle John in Revelation 1:20. Though these Seven Churches are presently in ruins, the “Seven Churches of Asia” became emblematic of the “Church Age” from AD 95/96 and in the Lord’s Day or Day of the Lord according to Revelation 1:10. This “Black Cloud” may also be a sign of imminent judgment for plots against Israel and America. The cities of all the nations must henceforth beware! The “Lord of Hosts” is watching over the whole earth in defense of the Redeemed, defense of the Gospel and egregious “crimes against humanity.” While the nations await future judgment there will be certain nations meeting with unexpected judgment, as of the Day of Christ is dawning and Christ is being revealed as the “Sun of Righteousness!” Malachi 4:2.
(Rom 2:16 KJV) In the day when God shall judge the secrets of men by Jesus Christ according to my gospel.
Unusual Cloud Formation of a Feathered Wing
This unusual cloud was startling because of the intricate detail of a large, feathered wing, most likely an eagle’s wing. According to Malachi 4:2, this appears as a sign of Christ’s returning into the heavens, i.e., His presence, “Parousia.” Christ will be revealed as the “Sun of Righteousness” with healing in His wings. His presence as the “Sun of Righteousness” becomes the dawning of the Day of Christ as the greater “Third Day,” wherein we are now standing. Christ’s first summons will be to His True Church by the Holy Spirit, as they have “ears to hear!” He will be calling them to “come out and be separate” from the system of Christendom in compliance with 2 Corinthians 6:14-18. Upon coming out, they will be gathered by the Holy Spirit under Christ’s wings of protection, restoration, and for preparation to make a “safe passage” through the “open door” into heaven. This was Christ’s personal assurance to receive His own out of this world unto Himself, as promised in John 14:1-4. This promise confirms the doctrine of the “Blessed Hope” supported in 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18 and I Corinthians 15:51-52. Sadly, the Doctrine of the “Blessed Hope” is being compromised in these “last days” and as a result believers may not have “an ear to hear” Christ calling them to come “Under His Wings.”
(Psa 91:4 KJV) He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
(Mat 23:37 KJV) ……… how often would I have gathered thy children together, even as a hen gathereth her chickens under her wings, and ye would not!
We trust this collage of unusual signs in the heavens and earth will prove provocative, especially considering where we believe the Church is prophetically standing! According to the “more sure word of prophecy” we are now standing on the Day of the Lord, as the greater “Seventh Day “and the Day of Christ, as the greater “Third Day.” If so, we will fulfill the prophecy of the “Fig Tree” generation witnessing the consummation of the age. We will also be the generation stepping into the “Dispensation of the Fullness of Times” according to Ephesians 1:10 fulfilling prophecy of the “Seven Good Years” Vs the “Seven Evil Years” according to Genesis 41. This will transpire under a final “Dispensational Move of the Holy Spirit,” as the Geshem Rain. See Special Study Rainfall Holy Spirit. According to Hosea 6:1-3, this outpour of the Spirit will be a combination of the “Latter Rain and Early Rain” culminating in the “consummation of the age,” as the “Short Work” according to (Rom 9:28 KJV) For he will finish the work, and cut it short in righteousness: because a short work will the Lord make upon the earth.
Pastors of Grace Assembly
Gerald and Jolene Cooley