Israel’s Golan: A Purim Miracle

21 03 2019

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BREAKING: Great news! President Trump has just recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights which Israel annexed in 1981. This is a similar bombshell recognition as the US declaring Jerusalem is Israel’s capital and moving our Embassy there.

“After 52 years it is time for the United States to fully recognize Israel’s Sovereignty over the Golan Heights, which is of critical strategic and security importance to the State of Israel and Regional Stability!,” Tweeted 12:50 PM (on Purim) by President Trump, Thursday March 21, 2-19.

Netanyahu to Trump: You performed a Purim miracle – In a joint press conference with US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Netanyahu called Trump’s announcement a “Purim miracle.” “President Trump has just made history,” Netanyahu said. “I called him. I thanked him on behalf of the people of Israel. He did it again,” Netanyahu observed. “First he recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and moved the embassy here. Then he pulled out of the disastrous Iran treaty and reimposed sanctions. But now he did something of equal historic importance: he recognized Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights.” (INN)

Trump recognizes Golan to counter Iran’s first steps for annexing Lebanon to SyriaUS President Donald Trump’s declared recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan on Thursday, March 21, had a time-sensitive object, unconnected to the Israeli election or Binyamin Netanyahu’s run for reelection, as his rivals contended. DEBKAfile’s military and intelligence sources reveal that it was an arrow aimed by the US president at Iran, Syria, Iraq and Hizballah, (Debka file)

Trump: Time for U.S. to ‘Fully Recognize’ Israel’s Sovereignty over Golan Heights – TEL AVIV — Marking a monumental shift in U.S. policy that would help ensure Israel’s security into the future, President Donald Trump on Thursday declared that the time has come for America to “fully recognize” Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. (Brietbart Jerusalem)

Israel: Trump’s announcement ‘brave and historic – PM, Ministers, and political parties praise US President for calling for recognition of Israel’s sovereignty on the Golan Heights. (INN)

What a great day for Israel. Hallelujah! I believe this verse is true about President Donald J. Trump: “For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)

 





Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

18 03 2019

Sick Sick Sick Please join me in prayer for Yaakov Kirschen, my favorite cartoonist who is recovering from pneumonia. We need him more than ever, “at such a time as this!”

Dry Bones sick

“Okay gang, so here’s what happened; The calendar rolled around to March 7 (the day before my 81st birthday ) and the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) had surprised me with a balloon, a couple of squeaky toys, and a b’day card. (We’ve taken to such saccharine rituals in recent years). But the real surprise for me was just how much I’ve been laid low with a case of Israeli pneumonia ( with stays in two separate hospitals).”
“Update from the LSW: Sali, the LSW here: Yaakov had the strength to do the cartoon, but not to finish the posting, so I will fill you in a bit more. He has been in the hospital 3 times in the last month. He has now been home about a week but is on full time oxygen and lots of antibiotics and since he is not strong enough to climb the stairs to the bedroom, he is in a rented hospital bed in the living room and I am sleeping on the couch so there will be someone near him in the middle of the night. The pneumonia turns out to be a very debilitating sickness. He will be back with you all just as soon as possible. (Getting old is not for the squeamish)”
In the meantime, you could help us out by subscribing or donating here:  For info on how to make a donation to support Dry Bones, please click on   https://drybonesproject.com/365

He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of Yehovah your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am Yehovah who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 NLT

I call on all true believers in the Messiah of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to pray earnestly for the healing and restoration of our brother in Zion. Shalom, shalom!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name, Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





Our 2019 Purim Prayer!

10 03 2019

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As Doreen and I travel on our Florida ministry tour, a strong prophetic word has emerged at each event. “Pray for the spirit of Haman to be exposed!” This Wednesday at sunset is the beginning of Purim, the Jewish observance of the great victory in the Book of Esther. Haman plotted the total genocide of all Jews in his day. Only the courageous intervention of Esther reversed the plot, after it was exposed.

Today we see the same evil spirit of Haman plotting the overthrow of God’s purpose to bless Israel in political attacks on both President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu. Both men are being used by Yehovah God in His restoration and favor of Israel. We must pray for them both as never before.

Israel elections are April 9th and could swing Israel to the left, but for God. Media has proclaimed a lie that Netanyahu has been indicted, but he has not. It was announced that there may be enough to indict, but the next legal proceeding is a hearing where he can defend himself with witnesses. Only then will the decision be made whether to indict. The catch is that the hearing cannot take place till after the election. Is it a coincidence that this confusion will taint the election? Pray that Haman’s evil plan will backfire.

Personal Update: We have enjoyed wonderful ministry at each stop with numerous personal ministry appoints, reunions (Happy anniversary Kevin & Roseanne), and four public meetings with one more to go. We managed to enjoy our favorite pizza place on Clearwater Beach and several long beach walks (see sunset photo above). We always love our time at “the Raymond resort” with our dear friends. Thanks to Gulf Coast Church for their hospitality and lodging, and the bonus Lee University Campus Choir concert. The next few day are in Ft. Meyers and Naples (thanks Duane).Please continue your prayer support for our last meeting Thursday night with Fred & Tracy Norris in Charleston, SC.

“For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Esther 4:14

Time to wake up, stand up, and speak up for Israel and the purpose of God! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

 





A Palestinian State Has Never Existed

26 02 2019

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There has never been a Palestinian state. The name came from the Romans after they defeated the Jews and destroyed the Temple. They named the “area” (which was not a state or country of itself) as an offense to the Jews because of the Philistines, Israel’s Biblical nemesis.

Under British rule the area was called Palestine as a continuation of the Roman slight to the Jews. However, all residents were called Palestinians including Jews. Invented by the Soviets, it was soon picked up by Yasser Arafat, founder of the PLO, Palestine Liberation Organization.

The PALESTINIANS – The Invented People of a Fabricated Nation

The Soviet secret spy agency KGB invented the so-called “Palestinian People” in 1964.

All people born in British Mandatory Palestine between 1923-1948 (today’s Israel) had “Palestine” stamped on their passports at the time. But when they were called Palestinians, the Arabs were offended. They complained: “We are not Palestinians, we are Arabs. The Palestinians are the Jews”. Gatestone Institute

So now the whole world thinks these Arabs from Syria, Egypt, Iraq and other Arab states should have another state in the Land of Israel. Let me say one thing clearly. It is not going to happen. God has an entirely different Plan!

For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you shall be clean; I will cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit within you; I will take the heart of stone out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put My Spirit within you and cause you to walk in My statutes, and you will keep My judgments and do them.Then you shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; you shall be My people, and I will be your God. Ezekiel 36:24-28

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Today the Moon!

21 02 2019

With overnight launch, Israel aims to be fourth country to land on the moon – Times of Israel 

Thirty minutes from now, as I type this blog, Israel will launch its moonshot from Cape Canaveral, Florida (at 8:45 PM Thursday February 21, 2019). Israel is only the fourth nation to send a lander to the moon after the US, Russia, and China.

Update at 8:55 PM – Successful launch!

Praise the Lord! Yehovah God bless Israel!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Queen of BDS

18 02 2019

LOL: Palestinian ‘Queen of BDS’ Has a ‘Made in Israel’ Website – The Israel Advocacy Movement has uncovered a juicy and hilarious bit of information that once again exposes both the foolishness and failure of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

Rashida Tlaib was among a handful of radical Democratic candidates to suddenly find herself in the spotlight after winning a seat in the US House of Representatives. Tlaib is most known not for what she plans to do for her constituents in Michigan, but rather for her overtly hostile positions vis-a-vis Israel.

You see, Tlaib is an America of “Palestinian” Arab descent, and she absolutely hates the Jewish state. She’s on record as saying the US should cut military aid to Israel. She’s also a big supporter of BDS, a campaign that tries, wildly unsuccessfully, to economically choke Israel out of existence.

So, we couldn’t help but burst into laughter after finding out that Tlaib’s campaign website was built on the Wix platform! As many people will know, Wix is not only one of the Internet’s top platforms for ready-made websites, it’s also one of Israel’s most successful Internet start-ups, headquartered in Tel Aviv.

No doubt Tlaib will immediately move her website to a different platform provider after realizing her grave mistake. But, until then, enjoy a little humor in your day, courtesy of Israel’s most venomous of detractors. Israel Today (If you have not yet subscribed to this delightful Israeli magazine , check it out. It is a trusted source of Messianic news from Israel.)

All the days of the afflicted are evil,
But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast. Proverbs 15:15

Thought you might appreciate a laugh break, with all the serious world news grabbing the headlines. Enjoy!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Too Heavenly Minded?

13 02 2019

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He is so heavenly minded, he is no earthly good. Have you every come across that sentiment? Many Christians today get so caught up in their own goals that they lose sight of eternal reality. The bigger problem is this: He is so earthly minded, he is no Heavenly good. 

Which is it? Maybe I am more sensitive because of advancing age, but this life goes by amazingly fast.

For who knows what is good for man in life, all the days of his vain life which he passes like a shadow? Who can tell a man what will happen after him under the sun? Ecclesiastes 6:12

The fact is that unless we are Heavenly minded, we can do little earthly good. Should we retire to our cave and drop out? Of course not. On the contrary, I find myself speaking into this world more emphatically in my later years. Having “been around the mountain a few times,” as the saying goes. So my perspective is quite different from millenials. I am not better than them, just better off. Having the advantage of the wisdom of age, we learn to trust the truth of God’s words. We could save the young ones a lot of pain if only we could teach the young ones the shortcut:

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” Jesus in John 10:27

C. S. Lewis made a profound comment on the subject:

If you read history you will find that the Christians who did most for the present world were just those who thought most of the next. The apostles themselves, who set on foot the conversion of the Roman Empire, the great men who built up the Middle Ages, the English Evangelicals who abolished the Slave Trade, all left their mark on Earth, precisely because their minds were occupied with Heaven. It is since because Christians have largely ceased to think of the other world that they have become so ineffective in this. Prophecy News Watch

So, here are a couple pieces of advice to American Christians.

  1. If you are in a church that embraces lesbian bishops, immoral priests, anti-Semitism, replacement theology, abortion and other obvious Biblical transgressions, you should leave that group and find some fellow believers.
  2. If you are in a political party that likewise embraces those same things, it is time to leave.

How tragic that some cannot see the clear differences that have emerged in recent years. It is time to wake up and smell the coffee. Don’t kid yourself. Take a stand. If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything. Believe the Bible, look to Heaven for the return of the Messiah. Be prepared for eternity by living eternal values now.

Therefore, stay awake, for you do not know on what day your Lord is coming. But know this, that if the master of the house had known in what part of the night the thief was coming, he would have stayed awake and would not have let his house be broken into. Therefore you also must be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matthew 24:42-44 ESV

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

 








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