Israel Government Falls

27 06 2022

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My prediction was off by one week. The coalition has decided to disband and go to new elections in Israel, which will be around November 1. Even today they are debating how to proceed. The opposition led by Netanyahu are attempting to form a new government from the current Knesset. They only have a day or so to before the final vote to dissolve the Knesset and go to elections.

It is changing hour by hour. My prayer is that God will raise up His leader for Israel. I still favor Netanyahu, but we will see if God favors him. The Lord recently spoke to me that He is raising up Sampson’s in these days to fulfill their original callings that were short circuited by sin and disobedience. Samson did not deserve to be restored for his final victory, but God’s word had to be vindicated because God does not lie.

“Then Samson called to Yehovah, saying, “O Lord Yehovah, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.” Judges 16:28-30

Some “Samsons” are unrepentant, but for those who repent, God is able to raise them up once again to fulfill their purpose. We need to pray for God to restore the Samsons in our nations. We need all hands on deck for the spiritual warfare of these momentous days of shaking. Perhaps even now the house of God’s enemies will fall in a mighty deliverance. It may be that both Trump and Netanyahu were set aside by God for personal reasons. But He is able to raise them up again if they deal with the issues of their own hearts. We pray for Yehovah God’s divine purpose to be accomplished above all.

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of Yehovah our God.” Psalm 20:7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and timely rain in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists.           (Read more)





I Was Wrong; But it’s Inevitable

17 06 2022

So, Israel’s coalition government is still standing after one year. I was wrong. I was wrong. I was wrong. A mishmash collection of conflicting parties beat my prediction. A year ago I predicted it would collapse in the first year (not “thus says the Lord”). But even now its end is near. Even the Prime Minister says it will probably not last two weeks.

Bennett warns coalition will collapse within a week or two unless MKs end rebellion – On 1st anniversary of taking power, PM says ruling bloc members ‘haven’t internalized’ importance of the hour; Netanyahu claims premier fighting for his job, not the country.

Shaked pressuring Bennett: Agree to right-wing government in the current Knesset – If his government disintegrates, Bennett will consider joining a right-wing government led by Netanyahu.

The current eight member coalition includes a Communist party, a Muslim Brotherhood party, other liberals, and a couple conservative parties who betrayed their own voters by linking with the extremists. Therefore its collapse is still inevitable. We pray for a new government that will listen to the God of Israel in all of its decisions. It’s not over. Yehovah has the final say!

Why did I stand on a chair? As a young father (and rookie Pastor) of three young girls, God spoke to me very clearly one evening as I was washing my hands before supper. It was not audible, but nevertheless quite clear in my spirit. He said I was to stop burping at meals with my family. He pointed out that I would never do that at a dinner with the Mayor. He said I was dishonoring and disrespecting my wife and girls with the nasty habit. He said I should tell them what He had spoken. He then told me I was to stand on a chair and say: “I was wrong.” Three times! To say they were shocked is an understatement, but I have obeyed that instruction ever since.

I later realized how important it is for fathers to own up to their mistakes and failures. The example for my girls 40 years ago has born life-long fruit. Even today, in family gatherings, if I say something wrong, they will say: “On the chair, Dad!” It is now a warm memory and occasion for laughter and love. But, this is important for any leader. Don’t be so full of yourself. Walk in proper humility before all. We have the privilege of showing Jesus to the world. When some people see Jesus in us, it may be the first time they ever see Him.

I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. — Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 and 1 Corinthians 11:1

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”  James 4:10

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for abundant seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)





War Zone!

10 06 2022

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Give me a break. Does this picture look like a war zone? A witness at the January 6th “insurrection” hearing yesterday testified that she thought the Capital riot was “a war zone” with “carnage.” Coming four days after D-Day, I wonder how WW2 vets would compare what they witnessed in the actual war with the “carnage” of Jan. 6. Also, how many residents of Uvalde, Texas would agree that “carnage” or “war zone” was an apt description of the Capital riot.

The only death that day was an unarmed young female protester who was shot by a Capital policeman. No guns were seen among the 2,000 rioters. Not. A. War Zone.

Yes, it was a riot. It was illegal. It was wrong. In fact, it actually stopped the legal proceedings of Congress which were attempting to challenge the certifications of a few specific electors. The riot was counter productive to the Republican legal challenges. But still, it was not a war zone. That description is terribly dishonoring to the life sacrifices of our heroes of real war zones. I don’t like the cheap words.

My lane is Israel and prophecy. So, why am I bringing this up? Because lying and exaggerating for political propaganda has been used against Israel and the Jews throughout history. Even now, Israel fights lies and propaganda every day. Where are the reporters who only speak the truth? The Bible explains the age we are now experiencing.

We know we have rebelled and have denied Yehovah. We have turned our backs on our God. We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies. Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. Yehovah looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.” Isaiah 59:13-15 NLT

The best way to defeat lies is to speak truth. In fact, truth is a person. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Upward in Idaho

30 05 2022

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Michael Masambu of Kenya, my brother Ken, and I just arrived in Sandpoint, Idaho. which is 60 miles from Canada, thus “upward.” The ministry at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, Idaho was powerful and anointed. Many thanks and blessings to Christopher and Debbie James who hosted with godly love and hospitality. It was a great honor to share in the ministry.

Our 400 mile drive to Sandpoint was some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet and the fellowship was rich. Tomorrow, Michael will join the pastor’s lunch and then preach at a joint meeting at New Life Church (formerly Christian Center) at 7pm. All are welcome. Wednesday Michael moves on to the Tri-Cities in Washington.

Friday night at 7pm I will be ministering at River of Life Church in Sandpoint, concluding with Cocolalla Cowboy Church Sunday morning. Hope to see you there.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: You can be sure that I will rescue my people from the east and from the west. I will bring them home again to live safely in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be faithful and just toward them as their God.” Zechariah 8:7-8 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





God is with Israel

21 05 2022

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The time is coming when ten people will grab the sleeve of one Jew and beg them to walk together with Yehovah God. Is this a proportional (10 to 1?) prophecy? I don’t know about that, but it tells a lot about the future of Israel. We know that He was with them in the past, but He is also with them in the future.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: In those days ten men from different nations and languages of the world will clutch at the sleeve of one Jew. And they will say, ‘Please let us walk with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” Zechariah 8:23 NLT

Remember what Rahab, the prostitute, said when Joshua was entering the Promised Land? She immediately knew that God was with them and it was wise to join them in order to be blessed by their God.

and (Rahab) said to the men: “I know that Yehovah has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how Yehovah dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for Yehovah your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Joshua 2:8-11

These are two examples the fame of God reaching the ears of unbelievers. The literal “fear of the Lord” brought wisdom to Rahab. In the end times people will clamor for God’s blessing by physically traveling to Israel. In order for this prophecy to be fulfilled, the world will need to see and acknowledge that God is truly with Israel. This has begun with the miracle rebirth of the nation in 1948 and the reclaiming of Jerusalem in 1967. Millions of Jews are returning to their roots in Israel. From 600,000 Jews there in 1948 to over seven million in 2022. Israeli tourism is amazing, fulfilling God’s promises.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: People from nations and cities around the world will travel to Jerusalem. The people of one city will say to the people of another, ‘Come with us to Jerusalem to ask Yehovah to bless us. Let’s worship Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies. I’m determined to go.’ Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies and to ask for his blessing.” Zechariah 8:20-22

Even if you cannot travel to Israel, you can seek the blessing of the God of Israel. He has made it personal for each of us by offering the Messiah, His Son Yeshua. He loves us and wants to have a relationship with us that includes all His blessings. As the world watches God’s increasing favor on Israel and the Jewish people, they must recognize that God is with them.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and abundant rain in God’s timing. Also, please pray for my ministry in Idaho for the next two weeks.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





What Time Is It?

14 05 2022

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Timing is everything. What time is it now? Bible prophecy is always dependent on timing. Everything does not happen at once. Sequences of events lead chronologically step by step. Contrary to popular opinion, history is not circular, it is linear. Genesis is the account of “the beginning.” God has a purpose that has a beginning and ending. The end is His perfect Kingdom of righteousness with no sin, sickness, sorrow, or death. Consider these examples.

  1. Biblical Esther came for “such a time as this.” For her, it was a critical role in the literal saving of the Jewish race. She was willing to die, “to perish,” if necessary. As I prepare to speak in two weeks at the Arise and Shine Conference at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, Idaho, this theme is on my heart. “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 NLT
  2. The tribe of Issachar “understood the times” and knew what Israel ought to do. How many Christians today know what time it is? Are Christians like the Pharisees?
    “One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority. He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow; red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times!” Matthew 16:1-3 NLT
  3. Jesus Himself even had to wait for the timing of His death. He is also waiting for the timing of His return, known only to the Father. He often said His time was not yet, until it became “the time.” You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.” John 7:8-9 But then later… Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.” John 12:23-24 NLT
  4. It is high time to wake up! And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:11-14

So, where are we on this timeline? I believe we are at a crossroads for our nation. It is time to wake up, stand up, and speak up for the Kingdom of Yehovah God and His Messiah. He is our only hope. But through Him we are “more than conquerors.” More are they that are with us than they that are with the enemy, as Elisha told his servant when surrounded by the Syrian army.

It is time to open our eyes to the eternal purpose of God. You may feel surrounded, or even hopeless, but God is in control. Jesus is on the throne! His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Don’t give up!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain for Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Sound the Shofar for Israel and America

7 05 2022

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It was my honor to blow the shofar at the National Day of Prayer here in Wake Forest at the Town Hall. I also prayed, not only for the peace of Jerusalem, but for mercy for the United States. The Bible is absolutely clear that those who bless Israel will be blessed and cursed if we curse Israel. Our government is hanging in the balance on the verge of cursing Israel with the new Iran Deal. God forbid!

We are also being measured by Yehovah God because of the MURDER of 62 million babies since the 1973 court decision. People are now demanding abortion with the twisted slogan: “Abortion is healthcare!” Pray, pray, pray, and speak up! This is a time of history that we, like Esther of old, have come for “a time such as this.”

Make no mistake. This is not about politics. It is genocide; and more black babies are murdered per capita than any other group. This is a boldfaced defiance of the living Creator God who instructed His creation to “Be fruitful and multiply.” Wickedness is fast reaching a “full cup.” There is a tipping point where God steps in to end the abominations. He will “not always strive with man”.

“For in the hand of Yehovah there is a cup, and the wine is red; It is fully mixed, and He pours it out; Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down.”  Psalm 75:8

“And Yehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”  Genesis 6:3

“Yehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.” Psalm 103:8-9

Some may think that sounds harsh, and so, they deny that God is Who He says He is. They reject Him because He does not give them permission for evil. Because He is longsuffering, they think He approves. But after many opportunities for them to turn around, God concludes they are incorrigible. You do not want to cross that line. Pray for mercy. Pray for forgiveness.

Our nation is RIGHT. AT. THAT. LINE.

Pray that we will turn back to God, support Israel, and follow the Good Shepherd.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for Israel rain. (There were a few more showers this week!)

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Worshipers Throw Rocks

29 04 2022

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The title of this post is a real headline. The Temple Mount/Ramadan annual oxymoron played out again this week. Does anybody notice that worship and throwing rocks sounds like a contradiction? Headlines in the Middle East and especially Israel often make no sense. 

Worshipers throw rocks at security forces – Defense establishment preparing for further clashes on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. Arab rioters threw rocks and shot fireworks at security forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. “Violent clashes broke out on the holy site.”

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem holy sitePalestinians clashed with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem before dawn on Friday as thousands gathered for prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

It is so ridiculous to state clashes “erupt” or “broke out,” as if it was just a beautiful sunny morning and suddenly, completely unprovoked, a “CLASH” erupted like some mysterious volcano with no warning. It is planned. It is funded. It is as predictable as the sunrise. It is AS IF there are extra points for riots and terrorism during Ramadan. Oh, wait, the Koran does mention something like that.

Ramadan: ‘A Month of Jihad, Conquest, and Victory’ – By Raymond Ibrahim – Speaking on the first day of Ramadan, April 1, 2022, Mahmoud al-Habbash, the Supreme Sharia Judge of the Palestinian Authority, extolled the jihads waged by the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, during Ramadan:

How was this month [of Ramadan] in the life of Prophet [Muhammad]? …Did the Prophet spend Ramadan in calmness, serenity, laziness, and sleepiness? Far be it from him… The Prophet entered the great Battle of Badr [624] during Ramadan… Also in the month of Ramadan, in the 8th year of the Hijra [629-630], the Prophet and the Muslims conquered Mecca… Ramadan is … a month of Jihad, conquest, and victory.

There are videos of the rioters INSIDE the Al Aksa mosque with their shoes on, which is forbidden. They are even seen kicking a soccer ball around INSIDE THE MOSQUE!

Are these worshippers? Give me a break! Only the blinded ones refuse to see the obvious. (There is a lot of that going around these days.) However, this is not a new phenomena. This spiritual blindness is revealed throughout the Bible.

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”  2 Corinthians 4:4

“But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”  1 John 2:11

So I (Isaiah) said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, YEHOVAH of hosts.” Isaiah 6:5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain, and especially pray for the salvation of all who are willing.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Elisha Vision Update

23 04 2022

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Much appreciation and thanks to you who read my blog posts and watch my YouTube videos. It is encouraging to me that many benefit from this ministry. My goal is to speak what I hear from the Holy Spirit. We have had over 212 thousand views of this blog. Some are not aware that in addition to this Elisha Vision blog, I also have two video channels on YouTube.

One is my weekly update on the news from God’s perspective. I like to say His plans are not “doom and gloom,” but rather “doom and va-voom!” Here is the link for that weekly video. Please subscribe and share with your friends.

My other YouTube channel is for my teaching videos. For example, this week (through four new 30 minute teachings) I was able to speak at the Kenya PDA Youth Conference. Michael Masambu is the leader and my friend. Those four teachings are available on my “Les Lawrence” channel at this link. I invite you to view the other twelve teaching videos as well. Also, please subscribe and you will be notified whenever I publish a new teaching video. Thank you.

Elisha Vision Ministries includes my traveling schedule in the U.S., Israel, Canada, Kenya, and other countries. I will be in Idaho in late May and early June. At home in North Carolina, I lead two home Bible studies and Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank, which is a 90 minute live version of the weekly videos. I also have a close association with New Path Church in Raleigh and Grace Assembly in Wake Forest.

Elisha Vision Publishing has published my eight books, four by my wife Doreen, and several by John Fisk. I have also edited a few books for friends. My “lane” or main emphasis is clearly Israel and God’s prophetic purpose for the last days.

You notice I always sign off my blog as “a voice of Christian Zionists.” My desire is that I may in some small way influence you to count yourself as a Christian Zionist.

“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

“Hear the word of Yehovah, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ​‘​He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’ ​​For Yehovah has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he.” Jeremiah 31:10-11

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Do THIS! – Remember Ishtar?

16 04 2022

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The most glorious sunrise in 6,000 years of history on earth revealed that the tomb was empty. Jesus was raised from the dead! He is alive! Just hours before his execution He led His last Passover meal with His disciples. There are three keys from that dinner that guide our relationship with Him today.

  1. Jesus said at that moment: “For I say unto you, I will not drink of the fruit of the vine, until the kingdom of God shall come.” Luke 22:18 The next meal will be the marriage supper of the Lamb!
  2. Do THIS!He gave a most significant instruction at that Passover which is minimized by many of today’s Christians. And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you: THIS DO in remembrance of me.” Luke 22:19 The “THIS” that He was referring to, is the Passover meal which Christians call the Last Supper. It has been shrunk down from a full meal with four meaningful cups, to a thimble of juice and bit of bread. We can all reap the rich importance of Passover, not only the Jews.
  3. The third key is found in the same verse: And he took bread, and gave thanks, and brake it, and gave unto them, saying, “This is my body which is given for you: this do IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.” Luke 22:19 Somehow, we have managed to replace Jesus in the name of the resurrection celebration with the name of the Babylonian pagan goddess of fertility. Known as “the queen of heaven,” this pagan goddess has been called by various names such as: Ishtar, Astarte, Diana of the Ephesians, and Venus, from which we now have “Easter,” (from Ishtar). This is most unfortunate because most Christians don’t have a clue that our most glorious season does not “remember” Jesus, but rather carries the name of a demonic goddess. I would love to see the church move away from the pagan name and call the glorious morning “Resurrection Day!”

Finally, notice I said these verses guide our “relationship” with Jesus. I am not talking about religious duty, but rather knowing Him as a friend. The Kingdom of God is relational. It is not “what” you know, but “Who” you know. After training His disciples for several years as “disciplined followers,” Jesus promoted them to the highest honor:

“No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you FRIENDS, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.” John 15:15

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists,              (Read more)

For further background on our use of pagan god’s names, you may like a post I did twelve years ago, April 15, 2010: The Ban On Baals





Four Headlines – Twisted Truth

8 04 2022

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HEADLINES MATTER – If you did not know the real story you would not get it from these headlines. A terrorist walked into a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel and started murdering Jews. Three died and a dozen more were injured. His motive was to please the god of Islam as a special offering during Ramadan. Gaza and other Palestinian cities celebrated three innocent civilian Jewish deaths with fireworks and handing out candies to honor their “sweet victory.” The father of the terrorist even celebrated his own son’s death.

Tel Aviv attack: Father of assailant praises son’s actions ‘Victory will come soon, in the coming days you will see the change. You will be free and independent.’ He is reportedly a former senior officer in the Palestinian national security establishment.

Three of these headlines do not mention Jewish victims and do not use the term: “terrorist.” The fourth is the worst. It makes it sound like Israel murdered a Palestinian during a manhunt. Israeli headlines say something more like this: “Terrorist Eliminated After Murdering Civilians in a Restaurant.”

These new deaths now make fourteen Israelis murdered in four different Israeli cities in the last two weeks. There is a major rise in terrorist attacks. It is worse this year because of the convergence of Ramadan, Passover, and Resurrection Day all at the same time. Pray seriously for Divine protection for Israel in the next two weeks. Pray that these threats will turn the hearts of many to the living God of the Bible.

“The name of Yehovah is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe.” Proverbs 18:10

“Yehovah’s promises are pure, like silver refined in a furnace, purified seven times over. Therefore, Yehovah, we know you will protect the oppressed, preserving them forever from this lying generation, even though the wicked strut about, and evil is praised throughout the land.”  Psalm 12:6-8 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for rain in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





God is Surrounded by His Faithfulness

1 04 2022

My good friend, Michael Masambu, of Kenya recently posted a three minute devotional about God’s faithfulness that stirred my heart. The nature of God manifests His faithfulness. It is critical to our peace and even our faith. He based his comments on a description of God regarding His promise to King David in Psalm 89. Faithfulness is mentioned four times in the first eight verses, but the most profound is in the eighth verse.

“O Yehovah God of hosts, Who is mighty like You, O Yehovah? Your faithfulness also surrounds You.” Psalm 89:8

There is no way to approach Him without encountering His faithfulness. It literally defines Yehovah God. His faithfulness defines His very essence of being. It is not what He does, it is who He is. He cannot deny His eternal nature. He is faithful. That attribute of God is why Sarah received the faith to supernaturally birth Isaac in her old age.

“By faith Sarah herself also received strength to conceive seed, and she bore a child when she was past the age, because she judged Him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11

Sarah judged God “FAITHFUL” to keep His promise! So, His faithfulness is revealed through His character, but also through His promised word. Yehovah God always does what He says. He cannot lie! Do you see it? When He speaks, the words emanate from His surrounding faithfulness. It will be done. He said it. That settles it! Hear His word, judge Him faithful, and then fasten your seatbelt! Our faith is embedded in His faithfulness!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for Israel’s seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                      (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Why Pray for Israel Rain?

26 03 2022

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Just so you know, it is commanded by God to pray for rain in Israel. There is even a specific prophetic timing to do it. There are four related prophetic reasons, but here is the first and most direct command.

Ask Yehovah for rain in the time of the latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1

  1. Command to pray for rain.
  2. Specific timing to pray for rain.
  3. Desert will blossom “like a rose.”
  4. We are living in the time of restoration of Israel.

The second reason is the timing mentioned in that verse, “the time of the latter rain.” This refers to Joel’s prophecy of the last days outpouring of the Holy Spirit at the start of the “church age” and the end. Peter identified the early rain on the day of Pentecost. We are now seeing the last great outpouring of the Holy Spirit in our generation. This is precisely the prophesied “time of the latter rain.”

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yehovah your God; for He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you— The former rain, and the latter rain.

“And it shall come to pass afterward that I will pour out My Spirit on all flesh; your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions. Joel 2:23 & 28

Third, there is a specific promise of the Negev, Israel’s southern desert. Where it was once a forest, it is now desert because of God’s judgement. Yet the promise remains that it will blossom again!

The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; Isaiah 35:1

Those who come He shall cause to take root in Jacob; Israel shall blossom and bud, and fill the face of the world with fruit. Isaiah 27:6

The fourth reason to pray for Israel rain is that we are living in the time of Israel’s restoration. After 1,800 years of judgement, God turned the page after the Holocaust and Israel as a nation was reborn. The exiles are retuning from all the countries where they were scattered. Yehovah has restored the land, the people, the language, the capital city, and most importantly, His favor. Since 70 A.D. the Jews never won a war. From 1948 they never lost a war. What changed? God turned the page from judgement to restoration, favor, and blessing. Hallelujah!

“You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come.” Psalm 102:13 

Israel faces very cold, wet weekend as Kinneret continues to rise  With rain expected to continue over the weekend, the Kinneret is set to rise to just half a meter below maximum capacity. March 25, 2022

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                          (Read more)





Functioning in a Dysfunctional World

19 03 2022

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The prophet Daniel revealed an amazing principle right in the middle of his last days prophesies, a revelation for us today. Most Bible students are aware of this phrase from the King James: the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits.” We love to focus on doing great exploits, but here is the amazing truth. The word “exploits” is not in the Hebrew. Look at it in the New King James and the King James translation. Notice that “great exploits” and “exploits” are in italics in each case.

“Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits.” Daniel 11:32 NKJV

And such as do wickedly against the covenant shall he corrupt by flatteries: but the people that do know their God shall be strong, and do exploits. Daniel 11:32 KJV

When you see words in italics in our English translations, it means the words are not in the Hebrew, but are added as what the translators deemed was the intention. In this case I believe it actually takes away from Daniel’s and the Holy Spirit’s intent. The Hebrew word for “do” literally means to act and make things happen when others are not able to function, by implication. Still being functional in the middle of a crises is, in itself, the great exploit.

My research indicates that his real point was that when people all around are dysfunctional, those who know Yehovah God will be functional! This is our time to shine, to stand firm in the power of the living God.

The world is surrendering to fear, to panic, to depression, and hopelessness. But, we know God. He is with us. Jesus will never leave or forsake us. Yet, this is not only for us to survive the trouble, but that we will rise up and lead the hopeless ones to hope in God. We are to speak peace to panic, faith to fear, and LIFE to the depressed. This is not a time to hide or escape, it is time to function! We have read the end of the Book, Jesus wins!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists,            (Read more)





Listen to Your Heart? …or the Holy Spirit?

12 03 2022

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Sorry to all you Hallmark movie fans, but “listening to your heart” is a bad idea. There is a much safer option. Try learning to hear the voice of the Holy Spirit. I confess that a good romantic comedy is refreshing, but it is not the place to get life counsel. The Hallmark “mantra” is inevitably: “Listen to your heart.” But the Bible reveals a shocking truth about the heart, that should make you stop and think.

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked; who can know it?  ​​I, Yehovah, search the heart, ​​I test the mind, even to give every man according to his ways, according to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9-10

Jesus, our Messiah, was very clear instructing us to heed the Holy Spirit.

“These things I have spoken to you while being present with you. But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all things that I said to you. Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” John 14:25-27

“I still have many things to say to you, but you cannot bear them now. However, when He, the Spirit of truth, has come, He will guide you into all truth; for He will not speak on His own authority, but whatever He hears He will speak; and He will tell you things to come. He will glorify Me, for He will take of what is Mine and declare it to you. John 16:12-14

The good news is that Jesus can change our heart! Thanks to my friend, Nolan Owens, for this reminder:

“Hide thy face from my sins, and blot out all mine iniquities. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.”  Psalm 51:9-10

Do you believe the Holy Spirit speaks to you? Jesus said He does. Do you know that God speaks to us all the time? That is the precise mission of the Holy Spirt. My best example is to think about the fact that the airwaves are full of voices and vides being broadcast continuously all around us. But, you never hear or see them without a receiver like a TV, or cellphone, or computer that captures the signal and converts it to voice and video. You have to tune in, to the frequency to receive you chosen program.

Among the millions of signals transmitted is one specific voice of the Holy Spirit. It is never that God is not speaking, but that we are not tuning in, to His frequency. In fact, we are so overwhelmed with the many voices that we don’t even recognize His voice.

I encourage you to devote yourself to learning to hear His voice. It is not rocket science. It is a simple choice to make that you top priority. What could be more important than hearing what God says about any decision we make?

Be stilland know that I am God; I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth! Yehovah of hosts is with us; the God of Jacob is our refuge. Selah. Psalm 46:10-11

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





​​I will say to the North, ‘Give them up!’

3 03 2022

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Fear Not, for I Am With You! One of the greatest promises of God is connected to the regathering of the world’s scattered Jews back to their promised land. How many Jews will escape from Ukraine?

Interior Minister Shaked: Hundreds of thousands of immigrants expected from Ukraine – Government soon to decide on up to 12 new towns in Negev to cater to influx & housing shortage.

Christians treasure the promise of Jesus in Hebrews 13:5: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Yet the root of this promise is found in Yehovah’s regathering of the exiles.

“Fear not, for I am with you; ​​I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; ​​I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ ​​Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth— ​​Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; ​​I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Isaiah 43:5-7

Ukraine: 400 Aliyah requests made in 24 hoursIsraeli prime minister reiterates call for nationals to leave country under Russian military invasion. In Lviv in western Ukraine, around 400 people applied for Aliyah (on the first day of the invasion.)

Making AliyahThe word Aliyah means “the act of going up,” which refers to the immigration of Jews from the nations to the Land of Israel (going up towards Jerusalem). “Making Aliyah” is part of a national Zionist ideology of the return of the Jewish people to their homeland.

Remember, God is always looking at Israel and His eternal promises to them. We look at Ukraine and see God’s hand at work. Continue to pray for His covenant people, both Jews and Christians. May His will be done!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for “rain in the time of latter rain.”

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

Emotional reception for immigrants from Ukraine – A United Hatzalah rescue flight arrives in Israel, bearing with it the Chief Rabbi of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

The dangerous journey from Ukraine to Israel – Jews from all parts of Ukraine came to United Hatzalah’s rescue flight.





I Need Ammunition, Not a Ride!

26 02 2022

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Courage is a rare commodity in today’s woke snowflake world. It is thrilling and inspiring to see the President of Ukraine standing up to the Russian invaders. Ukraine is an independent sovereign nation. When the U.S. offered to help him escape to safety, President Zelenskyy refused, rather declaring: “The fight is here, I need ammunition, not a ride.” Nothing exemplifies courage more than his stand. Contrast it to the leader of Afghanistan who immediately fled with suitcases of cash last year. I pray for courageous and righteous leaders to rise up around the world in these perilous times. Pure evil is rampaging over the earth, but Yehovah God knows those who are His. Stand for His righteous purpose!

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for Yehovah your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Make no mistake, this is a battle between good and evil with spiritual wickedness in high places. We all need courage. Have you ever thought how it starts? Courage is the root of the word: “encourage.” Something every one of us can do, is to encourage one another. Do you give courage to others or dis-courage them? The act of one leader could be the difference between a free Ukraine and slavery to Communism.

Last Tuesday, in my Issachar Forum meeting and YouTube video, I said that this is not the timing in Biblical prophecy for a world war. I believe we are moving into the time of an extraordinary peace in Israel that will cause them to conclude they are so safe that they will tear down their walls in the Land of Israel. This is the pre-condition to the Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War that is generally overlooked. Just read that chapter and you can see that it literally says the walls will come down BEFORE that war. I pray that the unexpected fierce resistance of the Ukrainians will lead to de-escalation by Russia and a withdrawal of their troops.

One more prophetic fulfillment is happening, as seen in these headlines and the Scripture following:

NATO Sending Military Aid to Ukraine, Putin Reportedly Deploys Special Forces ‘Hunters’ to Target Kyiv Gov’t

Chechen special forces ‘hunters’ are unleashed in Ukraine to detain or kill Kyiv officials – and are given ‘decks of cards’ with photographs of their targetsA squad of Chechen special forces ‘hunters’ has been ordered to detain or kill specific Ukrainian officials. The kill squad was pictured in a Ukrainian forest as they took part in prayer rituals ahead of potential fighting. (my note: These are Muslim jihadists.)

“but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says Yehovah, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” Jeremiah 16:15-16

Pray for the 200,000 Jews who remain in Ukraine. God is calling them to Israel, just as the Russian Jews returned in the’90s. This is similar to the Nazi’s in World War II. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the faithful rains of water and the Holy Spirit.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                       (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Chosen People – Chosen LAND!

19 02 2022

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Most know that the Jews are God’s chosen people, but few realize how important His chosen land is to Yehovah God who promised. In the original promise of Genesis 12 where God spoke of the blessing and curse relating to Israel, He pointedly called seventy-five year old Abram to leave his own country and family to a specific land.

Now Yehovah had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s  house, to a LAND that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

I wrote an entire book about the LAND promise (Speak to the Dirt!) This is no small point. The LAND of Israel is a non-negotiable promise of Yehovah. Once you see this, you find land references throughout the Bible. Here is another of my favorites, from the mouth of Moses.

“Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the LAND which you cross over to possess,and that you may prolong your days in the LAND which Yehovah swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, ‘a LAND flowing with milk and honey.’For the LAND which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; but the LAND which you cross over to possess is a LAND of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a LAND for which Yehovah your God cares; the eyes of Yehovah your God ARE ALWAYS ON IT from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.” Deuteronomy 11:8-12

The blessing and curse principle of Genesis 12 is rising in importance as the antisemitism reaches new depths. Verbal and physical attacks against Jews (and also even Christians) are breaking records in many countries. This is directly tied to end times prophecy and starkly reveals that our battle is not carnal but “against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

‘Vicious Libel’: AOC Blasted After Implying Israel Keeps Palestinian Children In Cages  Ocasio-Cortez was blasted for her false claims involving the Jewish state. The American Jewish Committee responded by tweeting, “@AOC, you know as well as we do that there are no Palestinian children ‘in cages’ in the West Bank. This kind of gross misinformation hurts chances for reasonable discussion and furthers harmful biases. You must apologize for these baseless allegations.”

Jews, Christians Outraged After PCUSA Leader Accuses Israel of Enslaving Palestinians   Jewish leaders are calling for a top Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) official to resign for repeatedly accusing Israel of practicing slavery.

It does not matter if every nation stands against Israel and every demonic spirit spreads lies and libel against them. In the end, God will bless Israel in their OWN LAND and their enemies will be defeated. Jesus, the Messiah (Yeshua haMashiach) will rule from His throne in Jerusalem to the final glory of Yehovah God, the Father!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Super Bowl Faith

12 02 2022

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What better time to share your faith than in the spotlight of the Super Bowl? I am sure there are Christians on both teams, but here is a great testimony from one of the stars on the Los Angeles Rams.

Super Bowl-Bound NFL Star and Wife: ‘We Have Prayed for a Season to Glorify Our Savior Jesus Christ’ Anna Marie Kupp, the wife of Los Angeles Rams Wide Receiver Cooper Kupp, put their Christian faith front and center this week while posting an Instagram video of the couple embracing on the field after his big playoff win at SoFi Stadium.

“This moment. These moments!!! Thanking God for every one of them. We have prayed for a season to glorify our Savior Jesus Christ and you are doing just that my lovey @cooperkupp. SURREAL!!” Anna Marie wrote. She describes herself in her Instagram bio as a “Child of the King. Football Wifey.”

Before the postseason, Cooper became the fourth player in NFL history to earn the triple crown with 145 receptions, 1,947 receiving yards, and 16 receiving touchdowns, all of which led the league. Since then he’s helped his team with crucial catches and touchdowns to win the playoff games that got them to the Super Bowl.

As CBN News reported, Cooper has said if it wasn’t for Anna Marie, he probably wouldn’t even be playing in the NFL. “At the very basic levels of my life – as a husband, as a father, as a football player, knowing how much of a failure I am at these things if it wasn’t for my faith if it wasn’t for knowing that Christ has told me who I am in His eyes and know that how far short I fall in all these things, that He’s bridged every gap and that He’s called me to even greater things,” CBN News and Intercessors For America

MVP UPDATE!

‘God Is Just So Good’: Super Bowl MVP Cooper Kupp Talks ‘Vision God Revealed’ Back In 2019

We having been living through a time of great turmoil and yet what better time to let our light shine? Candles are for dark places. We see the pandemic, wars and rumors of wars, the trucker convoys (we should pray for them), and many other woes. The Lord showed me that the “woke” movement is a counterfeit of Yehovah’s awakening. I wrote two posts about that on 9-29 and 10-1.

This is a great time for a real awakening of eternal things that really matter. Let’s pray for the Spirit of the living God Yehovah to sweep across the land! Are we about to see the great harvest time of history? Lift up your eyes. Pray for the Lord of the harvest to empower His people.

But when He saw the multitudes, He was moved with compassion for them, because they were weary and scattered, like sheep having no shepherd. Then He said to His disciples, “The harvest truly is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest.” Matthew 9:36-38

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rejoice in the answers to prayer in the snow and rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Israel and Vitamin D

5 02 2022

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One of the best things you can do against Covid is load up on vitamin D. An Israeli study shows the common denominator among death or serious illness patients is vitamin D deficiency. Pills are available but just getting outside into the sunlight is a head start to beating the virus.

Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID Bolstering previous research, scientists publish ‘remarkable’ data showing strong link between vitamin deficiency, prevalent in Israel, and death or serious illness among patients. Israel scientists say they have gathered the most convincing evidence to date that increased vitamin D levels can help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of serious illness or death. Lacking vitamin D significantly increases danger levels, they concluded in newly peer-reviewed research published Thursday in the journal PLOS One.

Ironically, Israel is near the highest percentage of citizens with both Pfizer shots and then a third and a fourth booster. The head of Pfizer bragged that Israel was the “laboratory” for the vaccine. They also led the world in extreme lockdown measures.

Israel: highest number of serious Covid cases since start of pandemicIsrael reported the highest number of serious Covid cases since the start of the pandemic over the weekend, according to Health Ministry data on Saturday.

The empirical scientific evidence is now being recognized around the world that lockdowns and mandates did not help. Countries that did not lock down had about the same results as those who did. So, what can we learn from this?

The one thing I am hearing from the Holy Spirit is to “walk in the light.” I see an analogy from sunlight’s vitamin D and spiritually walking in the light of God. The Bible always contrast light and darkness. Jesus is the Light of the World. I wrote a whole book about it, (Generation Light). Here is just two verses to emphasize my point.

But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; Malachi 4:2a

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

Pray for health. My friend Arthur Burt used to say: “It is good to have faith for healing, but it is better to have faith for health.” Let us raise the bar of our faith to believe for health from God. Walk in the light, both the natural healthy sunlight and in glorious light of Jesus our Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, rain in this season, and pray for Israel’s healing from the virus.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Hebrew Artifact Found at Joshua’s Altar

28 01 2022

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Why is this find so important? It is dated 1,200 BC at the time of Israel entering the Promised Land. It is evidence of the truth of the Biblical account of Joshua building an altar to Yehovah in the Land. The altar has been there, but this artifact confirms that it was Hebrew. This is another of many discoveries over recent years pointing to the faithful promises of God and the accuracy of the Bible.

Talisman inscribed with ancient Hebrew found at Joshua’s Altar Artifact, which researchers have dated to 1,200 BCE, bears an early Hebrew form of the letter “aleph” and a symbol that resembles a lotus flower. Head of the Samaria Regional Council Yossi Dagan said that the talisman was proof of the Jewish people’s deep connection to Samaria. “The new findings unearthed at Mount Ebal prove again and again the deep and inviolable connection the Jewish people have to Samaria and the entire Land of Israel. The discovery of Joshua’s Altar by the late archaeologist Professor Adam Zertal is one of the most important in the history of Land of Israel archaeology,” Dagan said.

Another recent find was of a 2,000 year old coin from around the time of the destruction of the Temple. Today, in the face of relentless lies against the very existence of ancient Israel, archaeology exposes the lies and gives living proof of Israel’s history.

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Rare 2,000-Year-Old Coin Found in Israel Liel Krutokop, an 11-year-old girl from Petah Tikva, has found a silver shekel from the Second Temple period on the ‘Pilgrimage Road’ in the City of David, Jerusalem, Israel. “The silver coin weighs about 14 grams. On one side is an inscription of a cup with the caption ‘Israeli shekel’ and next to the cup are the letters ‘ש”ב’ — shorthand for ‘second year’ — the second year of the Great Revolt of the Jews against the Romans (67-68 CE),” said Dr. Ari Levy, director of the excavations from the Israel Antiquities Authority, and colleagues. “On the other side of the coin is an inscription identified as the headquarters of the High Priest, and next to it appears in ancient Hebrew script the words ‘Holy Jerusalem’.”

“Yehovah did not set His love on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples; but because Yehovah loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, Yehovah has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Therefore know that Yehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments;” Deuteronomy 7:7-9

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the snow and rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





My Prayer for Your Eyes of Understanding

22 01 2022

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If we want our prayers answered, it makes sense to pray what God has already promised for us. Perhaps the greatest apostolic prayer in the Bible is from Paul to the Ephesians. With Paul, I pray for eyes of understanding. I like to say that if you want to understand God, you need to learn to “stand under” Him in submission and expectancy. We pray for these eyes of understanding to be “enlightened.” The NLT says: “flooded with light.”

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know…” Ephesians 1:15-18a

This will then result in three specific revelations or understandings. 1. HOPE. 2. GLORY. 3. POWER. These three elements operate in spiritual understanding directly proceeding only from God through Jesus. It is the eternal foundation of His authority given to us for our benefit. These are supplied by Him!

“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…” Ephesians 1:18-19

  1. The hope of His calling.
  2. The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
  3. The exceeding greatness of His power toward believers.

Believers who wallow in despair or depression need to “stand under” this revelation. God’s power has been released for us through Jesus. This amazing promise emanates from the supernatural authority granted to Jesus when God raised Him from the dead and gave Jesus the glorious name of Yehovah! God seated Jesus at His own right hand. I cannot say it better than Paul.

“…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. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:20-23

If Jesus is “the head over all things,” then the only place for us is “under.” I pray for you, that your eyes of understanding be flooded with light so you, too, will experience His wonderful hope, glory, and power!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for this week’s snow in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Practicing Spiritual Discernment

13 01 2022

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This is a test. Do you know the difference between soul and spirit? The big news yesterday was speculation about Hillary Clinton running in 2024. Today, a different name has emerged, Michelle Obama. One name tickles the mental and emotional vibes of political intrigue. For some it is  delicious to imagine a rematch of 2016, Trump versus Clinton. But that is old news.

However, the other name strikes a chord much deeper into the spirit realm. The Democrat party has no one to bail them out after the Biden debacle. Only Michelle Obama carries the political and spiritual gravitas to rise up and fill the Democrat gap.

What do you think? This is a test of discernment. It is too easy to jump on the Hillary bandwagon. What do you hear in your spirit? An Israeli columnist, Caroline Glick, today tweeted: “Michelle Obama is running in 2024. You heard it here first.” She then linked to a chilling article by Daniel Greenfield in Frontpage Mag. You should click the link and read the entire article. It is very much current news in the present political push by the Administration.

Michelle Obama: ‘We Must Give Congress No Choice’ – Michelle announces she’s going to be a player in the election. – Michelle Obama’s letter threatens to “organize at least 100,000” people to “contact their Senators, calling on them to do everything they can to pass the Freedom to Vote Act and the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act.” – Beyond that Michelle promises that her organization and its radical allies will register more than a million new voters and “recruit thousands of lawyers to protect voters in the states where the freedom to vote is threatened.”  FrontpageMag.com

Now, you may be convinced that my comments here are political. However, you would be wrong. I am talking about a test of discernment. This is a clear example of how we react to news or other intellectual stimuli. The intrigue, the baggage, and even the gossip of the Hillary angle may be seductive, but in my spirit I clearly “know” that Michelle is the real player. Remember my explanation of “the leaven of Herod.” That is what is happening here.

Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” Mark 8:15

The leaven of the Pharisees is the religious spirit: self-righteousness. The leaven of Herod is the political spirit: self-interest. Politics is driven by an actual spirit or principality. We must pray for Godly leaders who are grounded in righteousness. As I have said before, “the national anthem of hell is ‘I did it my way.'” We pray for leaders whose interest is self-less. Selah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rains and snow.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists.               (Read more)





Prophesy! (The Verb, Not the Noun)

7 01 2022

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PROPHESY! We must declare the prophetic truth of God at every opportunity. Most people view prophecy in its noun form referring to a study that compares the Bible and history. But I challenge you to consider the verb “to prophesy” as a mandate and calling of God. It is a command. We must do more than study it, we must say it! Speak to the dirt, prophesy to the land, prophesy to the bones!

A prophecy, as a noun, refers a past tense message that was given. To prophesy is to speak now the promises of God, in the present tense. I hope you hear me. It is a call to action. It is time to let our voices be heard. We study prophecies to learn God’s voice and purpose. But now is the time to say it, speak it, and declare it. Yehovah’s promises are often left in the past, or even relegated to some distant future. But we must engage with the present tense God. He is the eternally existent One.

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20

As you find your voice, it must be with confidence, a definite certainty. This comes not from practice or getting louder, it comes from the inner witness of the Holy Spirit of Truth. When Moses had called all the seventy elders together, two of them didn’t make it to the meeting, but the anointing was so strong they started to prophesy right in the midst of the people. When some, including Joshua, asked Moses to forbid them, his response was:

“Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all Yehovah’s people were prophets and that Yehovah would put His Spirit upon them!” Numbers 11:29

My prayer for all of us is that we would prophesy the Kingdom of God. How do we do this? We simply follow Jesus’ and Paul’s example:

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14

Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:17-22

Pray for and declare the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season!

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Indispensable Hope for 2022

2 01 2022

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Did you know there are only two kinds of hope? One type is superficial, nothing more than wishful thinking. It is a false hope which includes delusion, fantasy, mistaken belief, and self-deception.  It is believing or imagining something that you desire, but with the very slim probability that it will ever happen. Winning the lottery is the classic example. Millions of people hope to win but the odds are astronomical. The real kicker is that most winners find their lives ruined by the sudden influx that overwhelms and confuses their real priorities of life. This is the wrong hope, completely undependable. It is based on nothing sure. All hope that is not based on something immovable, unchangeable, is just wishful thinking.

But there is a solid hope available to live by. It involves investing your belief, your faith, into the Person who cannot ever let you down. This hope is described as an anchor for the soul.

So God has given both his promise and his oath. These two things are unchangeable because it is impossible for God to lie. Therefore, we who have fled to him for refuge can have great confidence as we hold to the hope that lies before us. This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary. Hebrews 6:18-19 NLT

Notice that the anchor is for our soul, not our body or our spirit. Our body will age and die. And our spirit is already in the Presence of God, the inner sanctuary through eternal life granted by the blood of the Lamb, the Messiah Yeshua. It is our soul that waffles and fails and falls into hopelessness. We need to grab the anchor. So what exactly is this hope? Hebrews 6 is a worthwhile read. It explains that eternal hope is not based on any of our desires, but on the faithful God who gave promises that cannot fail.

His promises are sure because His very nature is truth. He literally cannot lie. Therefore His words are true because His character is true. Our hope is based on these two facts of His spoken promises which issue from His true character. There is a saying that has gone out of vogue lately that “a man’s word is his bond.” Yet man lies and breaks his word. Only the living God Yehovah perfectly and perpetually keeps His word. This is the the anchor for our soul.

As the deer longs for streams of water, so I long for you, O God. …Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again— my Savior and my God! Psalm 42:1, 5 & 11 NLT (also Psalm 43:5)

“But I admit that I follow the Way, which they call a cult. I worship the God of our ancestors, and I firmly believe the Jewish law and everything written in the prophets. I have the same hope in God that these men have, that he will raise both the righteous and the unrighteous. Because of this, I always try to maintain a clear conscience before God and all people.” Acts 24:14-16 NLT (Paul before Felix)

For you know that God paid a ransom to save you from the empty life you inherited from your ancestors. And the ransom he paid was not mere gold or silver. It was the precious blood of Christ, the sinless, spotless Lamb of God. God chose him as your ransom long before the world began, but he has now revealed him to you in these last days.Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. 1 Peter 1:18-21 NLT

As we embark on this new year, let this hope guide us. 2022 will be blessed whatever happens if we put our hope and trust in God. Shalom! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and than God for the rainy season.

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My Half-Shekel’s Worth, by Simeon of Jerusalem

13 12 2021

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I have not gone up to the Temple as often since I have gotten older, but today I just had to go. There was a sound inside of me as clear as a shofar calling to worship. Even though it was shoulder to shoulder because of children’s dedication day, the Holy Spirit compelled me to go today.

I am trembling with joy and can hardly see through my tears to write down what happened. For so long I have waited to see the Messiah as we all have, but God had spoken so clearly that I would live to see Messiah myself. It was really exciting for me as a young man when He spoke that promise to me. I believed Him with all my heart.

But I must admit I sometimes doubted that promise I heard from Yehovah many years ago, especially with my advancing age, but I could not give up on it. It was so clear. He spoke to my heart that I would live to see the promised Messiah of Israel with my own eyes! After nearly four thousand years it was nearly impossible to believe that one of such minor value as me would have such an extraordinary privilege.

There had to be several hundred dedications there today, but when I came up it was like the Red Sea parted and the Holy Spirit led me right to one particular mother holding her child. They were not different from the others; I just knew they were the ones I was supposed to see. She did not know me, but somehow trusted me to hold Him in my arms.

As soon as I did, my heart was on fire. It was from the inside, but even my body was shaking as I realized instantly that we had all been wrong expecting the Messiah to be a grown man, a conquering King. This child was the Messiah! My head was spinning, but my heart was sure. This little one is the Promise! My theology fell away. It doesn’t matter how to explain it. I know.

Immediately, words came out of my mouth like I was Elijah, or Isaiah, or Zechariah. I have never known anything like I know this. I had to write this down, now, before I forget a single word. I spoke the words, but the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of the Holy One, was revealing everything to me as I declared the truth! This is what I said to her and her husband, but especially to her.

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace (shalom), according to Your word; ​​For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” Luke 2:29-32

I really am ready to die now in perfect shalom. God kept His word to me! Yehovah’s salvation has come in human form! I saw Him! I don’t understand how, but He is the Messiah. He is going to be seen somehow by the whole world, not only Israel. How can it happen? I don’t know; but He will be revealed as Savior to everyone in the world and yet will glorify Israel more than ever. I stopped speaking for a moment as we sort of took it all in. The father, Joseph, and his wife, Mary, were as astounded as I was at the words I had spoken.

Then I felt led to speak a blessing over them and Mary specifically. Yet, it turned out to be more than a blessing, it was a prophecy. I am not sure I understand. But it was clearly supernatural, and I don’t question it. The Spirt seemed to indicate that unlike most nations that rise and fall and then disappear, Israel is soon to fall but will then rise again later! We were all so amazed! Also, the Child will be a sign that will create strong opposition that will personally bring pain to Mary. It is a mystery to me, but I know what I heard. There was a third effect as well. The coming revelation of this Child will expose the secret thoughts of people’s hearts! The Messiah will break through everyone’s hard heart so that nothing will be hidden from Yehovah. Here are the exact words He gave me.

“Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35

I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but I just had to get it recorded for a testimony to the truth I saw and heard today. The Messiah has come!

Signed as my true witness,

SIMEON of Jerusalem (This is my interpretation of how Simeon must have felt. L.L.)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Hamas and Perverse Hope

10 12 2021

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Satan is not subtle, nor is he bright. He only lives to bring darkness, destruction, and death. In comments about recent terrorist stabbings in Jerusalem, Hamas, the Gaza terrorist overlords, have reached a new low in this headline:

Hamas spokesman: Stabbings give us hope A Hamas spokesperson called on Israeli Arabs to step up attacks against “settlers” saying it “gives hope to Gaza.” Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Hamas movement, said that the increased terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria draws its inspiration from the spirit of jihad and the struggle in the Gaza Strip. “…in stabbing the settlers with a knife and in confrontations with the soldiers of the occupation, you gave us back the hope of victory and liberation.” Barhum called on Israeli Arabs to continue shooting and stabbing the “occupation and its settlers.”

The name they use, Hamas, is actually an acronym of the organizations full name. They use it because the acronym forms a specific word in Hebrew: violence. It is intended as a sort of subtle propaganda intimidation of Israelis. The Hebrew word “hamas” occurs 60 times in the Hebrew text of the Bible.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with VIOLENCE. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with VIOLENCE through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:11-13

Hamas occurs 60 times. The KJV translates Strong’s H2555 in the following manner: violence (39x), violent (7x), cruelty (4x), wrong (3x), false (2x), cruel (1x), damage (1x), injustice (1x), oppressor (with H376) (1x), unrighteous (1x).

Click on each to see an amazing glimpse into the death cult of jihadism. It was no accident that Hamas uses this acronym. Death is the final threat of Satan. The good news is that Yeshua not only paid for our sins with His own blood, He defeated death itself! He rose from the dead! Death no longer has its hold on believers. We know we shall live again, no matter what the devil does. He is defeated. The Messiah rules! Jesus if the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! And, He is coming soon!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank God for the winter rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





Real Miracle of Hanukka

2 12 2021

Dry Bones Hanukkah 2021

This cartoon sums it up. The miracle of Israel’s restoration is the story of the faithfulness of Yehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The supernatural blessing of God on Israel continues to this day. When the Maccabees defeated the Greco/Syrian dictator Antiochus, they thwarted his intention to destroy Jerusalem and Israel’s temple. My wife, Doreen, wrote a children’s book about it: How Hanukkah Saved Christmas.

If Antiochus had succeeded, the prophecies of the Messiah entering Jerusalem and the Temple could not have happened. Here is just one example of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem prophesied and fulfilled.

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9

“The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: ​​​Hosanna! “​Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yehovah!” ​​The King of Israel!

​Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: ​​“Fear not, daughter of Zion; ​​Behold, your King is coming, ​​Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”Zechariah 12:12-15

The miracle of Israel’s survival through nearly 2,000 years of scattering among the nations is nothing less than the supernatural faithfulness of God. He has kept His promises to the forefathers in this wonderful time of restoration. After the great dispersion both Jews and Christians are eagerly looking for the Messiah to come. They are also now sharing persecution from the enemy. The wall that has separated Jews and Christians is coming down. We are seeing the promise of “one new man!”

“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,” Ephesians 2:14-15

Bonus quote regarding the Covid panic: “The Delta and the Omicron are no match for the Alpha and Omega!”

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and for an abundant rainy season in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Which Thanksgiving was First?

25 11 2021

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Did the Pilgrims start a new tradition? Or was it instituted 3,000 years ago? It was simply brought to the new world by those who were fleeing religious persecution. The Pilgrims were Bible believers who practiced what they preached. We would do well to practice the same. Today, just meditate on the glorious REAL REASON for the season! God is GOOD!

A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
Make a joyful shout to Yehovah, all you lands!
Serve Yehovah with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that Yehovah, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For Yehovah is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100
Notice it is a command to “all you lands.” Most translations say “all the earth.” This is not only for Israel, or only Christians, but the whole earth is to shout and give thanks to Yehovah God because He is good.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain there.
Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)




The Collapse of Iran

18 11 2021

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(Iran coup Mar 2022 ILTV Screenshot 2021-11-17)

Iran is destined to collapse in the near future. Since I discovered the juxtaposition of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38; it has been clear that Iran must diminish for a time. Israel must come into an extraordinary peace before the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38. There are two compelling Biblical reasons for this.

#1 – Both prophecies name specific countries around Israel. But, none of those named in Psalm 83 are repeated in Ezekiel 38. Why? I believe the Abraham Accords will continue to expand creating real peace with all of Israel’s immediate Arab neighbors. (See Isaiah 19.) Therefore, the timing issue requires a substantial period of peace before Gog and Magog. Also, Ezekiel 38 is clear (several times) that the invasion occurs when Israel has taken down the walls which now dot the landscape, especially around Jerusalem, and they are dwelling without gates in “a land of unwalled villages.”

#2 – Iran/Persia is not named in Psalm 83, but is a major player with Turkey in Ezekiel. Therefore, Iran must diminish or collapse in the present. It is simply not their time yet. They will not expand at this time, but their time will come later. I have been predicting the diminishing of Iran for several years. It is now becoming evident.

Experts are now suggesting major faults in many areas of the Iranian regime. It may fall the same way the Soviet Union fell in the 90’s. The Ayatollah is reportedly near death and the government is very shaky. The economy is collapsing. Israel is poised to eliminate the nuclear threat as soon as necessary. In addition, there are more than five distinct minorities in Iran that are plotting a coup against the Ayatollah as early as March next year, about four months from now. Only about half of Iran’s population is Persian. The rest are various ethnic minorities such as Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Azeris, and others. For more on this watch a two minute interview with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a MidEast expert from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. It starts at about 5:40 into the video.

As the Arab nations make peace there are still terrorist groups that must also disappear including Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. These will fall from within according to the prayer of Psalm 83.

Deal with them as with Midian, Psalm 83:9

Gideon’s victory over the Midianites was because Yehovah caused a terror to sweep over them and they killed each other in the confusion. That is the prayer of Psalm 83 for today’s enemies of Israel. Let it be done according to God’s word!

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before Yehovah our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:6-7 NLT

He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Yehovah himself watches over you! Yehovah stands beside you as your protective shade. Psalm 121:3-5 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain this week in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Preaching at Home This Week!

12 11 2021

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After a wonderful time in Idaho speaking four times, it is good to be home. This Sunday at 11am it is my honor to speak at Wake Forest  Grace Assembly of God. Last Sunday I spoke at Cocolalla Cowboy Church on the subject of the Abraham Accords and Elisha the prophet of God. We need to see with the eyes of the Holy Spirit and not succumb to fear. If God is for us, who can be against us?

I will share a modified version of the same message this week. If you are in the Raleigh area, I invite you to join us. Doreen and I have been blessed to be part of the fellowship at Grace Assembly of God when not traveling or ministering in other local churches. The Lord Jesus has been especially moving in life, healing, salvation, and encouragement there this summer and fall. Pastor John and Sherry Thrift radiate the light of God’s glory. This is God’s end time purpose for every believer.

Arise, shine; for your light has come! ​​And the glory of Yehovah is risen upon you. ​​For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but Yehovah will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you. Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart shall swell with joy; Isaiah 60:1-2, 5a

This is the literal promise to Israel, but we who have been grafted in through the blood of Jesus share in the promises. Hallelujah!

So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Yehovah, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then Yehovah opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:16-17

I am also excited to announce that Michael Masambu of Kenya will be in the area from Nov. 27-Dec. 6 and will speak, Lord willing, at New Path Church in Raleigh and Grace Assembly in Wake Forest, as well as smaller groups through the week. Please be in prayer for the moving of the Holy Spirit in all of these gatherings. Thank you.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain as Israel enters the rainy season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Northern Idaho Ministry

5 11 2021

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My final weekend in Idaho will be busy with meetings at Sandpoint River of Life on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and then Sunday morning at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church.

Here are a few headlines that connect to prophecy this week. One of the most important ongoing moves of God for Israel continue to be the Abraham Accords. The first story about President Biden trying to add Saudi Arabia to the Accords is quite significant. He has tried to cancel just about everything else started by President Trump except this. Why? God is the real source of the Accords. It is moving forward in spite of the Biden administration overall reversals. Don’t worry about geo-political moves, instead watch what the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is doing. He is right on track to fulfill His word to the uttermost.

Biden working to add Saudi Arabia to Abraham Accords – Biden administration working with Saudi Arabia on normalization of ties with Israel, USA concludes.

What the New York Times Meant for Evil, God Used for GoodIn its documentary hit piece “Whose Promised Land?” the venerable Gray Lady inadvertently confirmed Israel’s biblical mandate.

Saudi Arabia eyes tourism with Al Ula archaeological dig – Saudi Arabia is looking to tourism in an attempt to diversify the kingdom’s oil heavy economy. Efforts are underway in Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula desert to unearth 2,000 year old ancient artifacts left behind by the kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan.

There is much more to be revealed about the place of Saudi Arabia in Israel prophecy, especially regarding tourism. Stay tuned. I will be sharing some of that this weekend. Every single ancient place mentioned in these verses are in modern Saudi Arabia!

The multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of Yehovah. ​​All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory. Isaiah 60:6-7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for seasonal rains.

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115,108 New Jesus Followers!

28 10 2021

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We rejoice with the wonderful reports from Kenya. I spoke with Michael Masambu Tuesday with the final numbers of 115,108 saved in this month’s Matthew 10 Initiative.

Those who sow in tears shall reap in joy. ​​He who continually goes forth weeping, bearing seed for sowing, shall doubtless come again with rejoicing, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:5-6

They were limited by the number of vans to transport teams to schools, but the results were glorious. We need to pray for more vans for the next outreach in May 2022. You can follow Michael on Facebook to see more reports and pictures.

Michael now has a renewed visa and plans to be in the States for the month of November. He begins in the tri-cities area of Washington state the first week, followed by Living Waters Ranch’s Arise and Shine Conference in Challis, Idaho Nov. 11-13. Later he will be in Texas, Oklahoma, Mississippi, and finishing in Raleigh, NC.

We will host him in the Raleigh area from Nov. 27 to Dec. 6. Please be in prayer for his ministry trip for anointing, protection, and provision. Michael is overflowing with the goodness and favor of Yehovah God after the evangelism outreach and we can share in the blessing as we stand with him for God’s glory. Remember you can get his biography, The Swahili Man, in paperback or Kindle.

On a personal note, I will also be ministering four times in Idaho next week from Oct. 30 to Nov. 8. It is always a joy to visit northern Idaho where my brother lives in Sandpoint. I am especially eager to speak this Sunday at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church with Pastor Steve and Cindy Bradshaw, and the folks there. I have been going there for about 15 years now, but missed last year. My first time with them was about 30 folks in a community center. Now they have several hundred and their own building. Praise the Lord Jesus!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in this rainy season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





A Verse That Makes Me Say: Hmmm

23 10 2021

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A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. Proverbs 12:16 CSB

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. Proverbs 12:16 NLT

Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12:16 NIV

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. Proverbs 12:16 ESV

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, But one who overlooks an insult is prudent. Proverbs 12:16 HNV

A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame. Proverbs 12:16 NKJV

— SELAH

A fool loses his cool immediately and takes offense. A wise man stays quiet and covers his initial shameful feelings. (My own paraphrase.) 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Four Days, Nearly 40,000 Saved

19 10 2021

MKM Harvest time

After four days of Michael Masambu’s Matthew 10 Initiative, 40,000 Kenyan students have prayed for salvation through Jesus. This was in the region of Kitale, Kenya. Nearly 60 teams are in the field for two weeks speaking in every school in three counties. (Kenya counties are like our states.) They expect to speak to 1.8 million students from elementary to university by the end of October. Michael and I spoke on the phone for 40 minutes with the first update. Please continue to pray for the goal of 600,000 saved.  If you missed the video explanation you can view it here.

He who goes out weeping, bearing the seed for sowing, shall come home with shouts of joy, bringing his sheaves with him. Psalm 126:6 ESV

Also, please pray that Michael’s visa will be approved. He has ministry itinerary in Idaho, Washington, Texas, Mississippi, and North Carolina for the month of November, ending here in the Raleigh area on December 5. God is bringing in a great harvest in Kenya and we pray for a great awakening here in the United States. The Lord showed me that the “woke” movement is a counterfeit of Yehovah’s awakening. I wrote two blog posts about that on 9-29 and 10-1. (You can always access older posts by clicking on the “Home” button on the Menu bar at the top, and scrolling down.)

Jesus said to them, “My food is to do the will of him who sent me and to accomplish his work. Do you not say, ‘There are yet four months, then comes the harvest’? Look, I tell you, lift up your eyes, and see that the fields are white for harvest. Already the one who reaps is receiving wages and gathering fruit for eternal life, so that sower and reaper may rejoice together.” John 4:34-36 ESV

Pray for Kenya to move their embassy to Jerusalem, pray for Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





When God Moves Enemies Scatter

14 10 2021

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The cry of God’s people under attack is that Yehovah God Himself would rise up and intervene to defeat the enemies. There is a powerful prayer of Moses that was declared every time the Ark of God moved out of the camp to lead the way as Israel advanced. We know about the cloud by day and fire by night, but the real key was Yehovah going with them in the Ark of God’s presence, the Ark of the Covenant. If God does not go with you, you don’t want to go.

So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O Yehovah! Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.” Numbers 10:35

The fear of Yehovah God literally came on the enemies of Israel as they approached the Promised Land. His reputation proceeded them. Notice the last phrase in the declaration: “Let those who hate you flee before you.” Make no mistake, God’s wrath is toward those who hate Him.

Even today the lines are drawn. There are a lot of accusations of “haters,” but the ultimate evil hatred is against God. Enemies attack His people, but it is God they hate. This prayer of Moses is a very practical prayer for believers today. Our first priority is to let God lead. Put Him out front in everything we do. If we put Him and His presence first, that is when the enemies will scatter. If your enemies are winning, maybe you are not putting God first.

This declaration was said by Moses as the Ark moved out. However, the next verse gives another prayer for when they camp for the night and the Ark is in their midst. It is also good for us today.

And when it rested, he said: “Return, O Yehovah, To the many thousands of Israel.” Numbers 10:36

We pray for God to go before us as we go out, and for Him be in the middle of our lives when resting.

We also declare these very verses when we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Yehovah God is our hope and protection through the Messiah, His Son: Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Abraham Accords Israel Caucus

11 10 2021

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Today is the convening of the new Abraham Accords Caucus in the Israeli Knesset (Parliament). This is another step in the expanding peace between Israel and the Arab states. Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump are in Israel today to participate in the caucus. The media invitation describes the initiative as: “The launch of the caucus will focus on the enormous economic and tourism potential, the deepening of relations with countries in the region and the possibility of new agreements with additional countries,”

Kushner, Trump to attend launch of Abraham Accords CaucusKnesset caucus to focus on economic and tourism potential of historic pact between Israel, four Arab countries. Former US president Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, who both served as senior White House advisers, will attend the launch of the Abraham Accords Caucus at the Knesset (Israel parliament) on Monday.

Also, a promising new sign is seen in a joint water agreement with Jordan and Oman. The latter is another country interested in the peace accords.

Senior official hopeful for future Israel-Oman normalization – A senior official from Israel’s Foreign Ministry expressed interest in the country’s potential for diplomatic relations with Oman on Wednesday.

Israel is not an apartheid state, Pompeo says“We recognized that this is not an occupied nation, this is not an apartheid country,” Pompeo stated. “It is a democracy where faiths can be practiced from all of the Abrahamic traditions.” 

Even while the world is distracted by many things, Yehovah, the God of Israel is still proceeding with His prophetic purpose of peace for Israel. Of course, there is the ultimate peace of the Messiah, but in this season God is moving toward a peace that will meet the conditions of the Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War. Israel must be at peace, having taken down the present walls, enjoying an unprecedented respite from the constant threats of war. Most expect that war, but I maintain that there must be a breakthrough peace to set the stage first. Pray into God’s will. Pray according to His revealed order of events in Scripture.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—  Ezekiel 38:10-11

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in this new rainy season in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Kenya Awakening!

6 10 2021

The Matthew 10 Initiative – Those who follow Elisha Vision know that we have a heart for Kenya and high esteem for Michael Masambu who is leading an amazing outreach this month in Kenya. This video describes the vision of presenting the Gospel to 1.8 million students this month in their own schools, followed by another next June in three more counties, and then once more in October 2022. We are praying for 600,000 decisions for Jesus this month. Every school will then follow up with discipleship ongoing. This is done with the blessing of the Kenyan government.

Please pray into this initiative. Elisha Vision Ministries is cooperating with Michael raising funds for vans for nearly 60 teams spreading out to the schools. This appeal is for U.S. residents only. If you are led to help financially please send your checks with “Kenya” on the memo line to: Elisha Vision PO Box 1601 Wake Forest, NC 27587. All 100% of offerings marked “Kenya” will go to the Matthew 10 Initiative in Kenya. Thank you so much! Also, remember you can get my biography of Michael Masambu – The Swahili Man – A Village Boy Who Became a Man of God for Kenya and the World. Proceed also go to his ministry. It is available in paperback and Kindle.

“He who receives you receives Me, and he who receives Me receives Him who sent Me. He who receives a prophet in the name of a prophet shall receive a prophet’s reward. And he who receives a righteous man in the name of a righteous man shall receive a righteous man’s reward. And whoever gives one of these little ones only a cup of cold water in the name of a disciple, assuredly, I say to you, he shall by no means lose his reward.”Matthew 10:40-42

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for Israel rain, both physical and spiritual.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





“Woke” Counterfeit – Part 2

1 10 2021

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My last post was about the similarity between God’s last day harvest “Awakening” and the recent leftist “woke” movement. The so-called woke folks are actually Marxists, socialists, anarchists, fascists, and a mix of radical Muslims. They all share the same goal of destroying American history, culture, and our Judeo-Christian roots. Their strategy is to divide and conquer. Make no mistake, this is spiritual warfare. Where the Bible gives hope and salvation, they only bring fear and chaos. The woke crowd are following an evil spirit that is a counterfeit to the living awakening coming from the Holy Spirit of Yehovah God.

They obey a very unholy spirit. They riot and make unreasonable demands. I remember my mentor, Derek Prince, saying: “You can never satisfy a demanding spirit.” Therefore, it is time to rise to the hour for which we have been chosen.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Ephesians 6:10-13

Remember what the prophet Elisha said: “More are they that are with us, that they that are with them.” Paul emphasized this is not a human level war, but against supernatural darkness and wicked rulers in the spiritual dimension. Thus, it requires a completely different armor and weaponry.

For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 2 Corinthians 10:3-5

Notice that we have spiritual authority to defeat high arguments exalted against God. Why are many Christians so timid and fearful? That is not our calling and equipping. We must understand our enemy and our superior authority over him. Behind all the political diatribe is an actual living being called the devil. 

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (Jesus) John 10:10

“These things I have spoken to you, that in Me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” (Jesus) John 16:33

“Choose life!” is far more than a pro-life slogan, it is the life and death choice of Heaven or hell. Eternal life freely offered by Jesus. There is no other way to find it. The devil does all he can to distract people from the most fundamental choice they will ever make. The choice is not about politics or race or sexuality or even religion. It is about a relationship with our Creator, Yehovah God the Father. And it is only available through Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Christ, the Son. Where do you stand?

God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good? Numbers 23:19 

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death.” Revelation 12:10-11

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain for Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





The “Woke” Counterfeit

29 09 2021

Winston Churchill

What if the “Woke” movement, in the secular left-wing, is a demonic counterfeit to God’s last days harvest “Awakening?” The woke movement is a patchwork of lies reminiscent of Satan, the father of lies. We are in a spiritual battle that is larger than ideology. It is a war for men’s minds, yes; but it is more for their very souls. We are seeing historic levels of deception. 

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

Sometimes I ask: “Will it get better and better before Jesus comes, or will it get worse and worse?” The answer is: “Yes, both!” In the parable of the wheat and tares, Jesus clearly indicated they would grow up together and then the harvest. Even Revelation 14:14-20 speaks of two harvests. One is salvation and the other is the wrath of God on the wicked.

I believe we are living in the time of the last great awakening harvest, but also the great apostasy. Both are true at the same time. Don’t think it is either/or. While the world is growing more and more deceived, the Holy Spirit is still speaking to hearts, revealing the truth to those who love truth. 

The devil is not creative. He does not have original thinking. He can only pervert existing truth. Satan always tries to copy what God is doing. The present “Woke” movement is just that, a counterfeit. Do not be discouraged, a remnant will be saved. It is our job to speak truth. The Holy Spirit will bear witness to truth and those who love truth will be saved.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. Galatians 6:7-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for Israel’s rain.

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