Netanyahu Makes History

20 07 2019

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Look Who’s on the Cover of TIME Magazine:  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has now surpassed David Ben-Gurion to become the longest-serving Prime Minister in Israel’s modern history. Netanyahu has already won five elections, and, facing a sixth, finds himself on the cover of the upcoming TIME Magazine.

“Bibi is preparing for yet another campaign, a September do-over election that will test yet again whether the Israel that has grown to resemble its Prime Minister—prosperous, powerful and resilient, yet insecure—still wants him,” reads the TIME article about Israel’s Prime Minister. Israel Today

Netanyahu officially makes Israeli history as longest-serving prime minister: As of Saturday, 69-year-old premier has served as nation’s leader for a total of 4,876 days. Times of Israel

Doreen and I were watching TV in 1982 when I first saw PM Netanyahu as a 33 year old young political attache at the Israeli Embassy interviewed by Ted Koppel of ABC’s Nightline. I told Doreen: “That man is going to be the Prime Minister of Israel.” He has now made history as the longest serving PM, surpassing founding father David ben Gurion, Israel’s first PM.

Two months from now he faces a new election that threatens Israel’s future. Every liberal opponent, media and massive money is set to defeat him. Will he win again? In my view, yes. Here is why. I simply believe he is God’s choice for Israel at this prophetic juncture of history. This is not a time for liberal political mush. He first gained attention in Israel for his strong opposition to the Oslo Accords that have proven to be a disaster. They were based on the failed concept of “land for peace” that only brought more Israeli deaths from terrorism that moved closer with every new concession of land.

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A Hebrew seal found in Jerusalem from the First Temple bearing the name “Netanyahu”

 

 

The name Benjamin Netanyahu is a Biblical name. Benjamin means “son of my right hand” was the only son of Jacob named by his father. Netanyahu means “gift of Yehovah” and so he is to modern Israel.

We must continue to pray for him to fulfill God’s purpose. I do not believe God is done with him. The same applies to President Trump. If either man turns away from God’s plan, God will remove him.

Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kingsHe gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding. He reveals deep and secret things; He knows what is in the darkness, And light dwells with Him.” Daniel 2:20-22

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

 

 

 





Biased Much?

15 07 2019




Lobbying for Israel

11 07 2019
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Christians United for Israel 2019 Summit

Doreen and I just returned from 4 days in Washington, DC with Christians United for Israel. CUFI is the largest Christian pro-Israel group in the world at 7.1 million members! We heard an amazing array of speakers gathered together in one place by Pastor John Hagee, the founder of CUFI.

Speakers included VP Mike Pence, Sec. of State Mike Pompeo, National Security Advisor John Bolton, US Ambassador David Friedman, Holocaust survivor Irving Roth, National Jewish leader Malcolm Hoenlein,Watchman Host Erick Stakelbeck, 2 IDF Commanders, 4 Senators, several Congressmen and many others. Their college outreach, CUFI on Campus, now has chapters on some 300+ universities. What an inspirational experience! Here is a YouTube link to the videos of the speakers. Enjoy!

Yet, the goal of the Summit was for the 5,000 people from all 50 states to lobby our representatives for pro-Israel legislation. It was our privilege to meet with staff of Senator Thom Tillis, and then four of us in a personal meeting with our Congressman, George Holding of NC District 2. He was totally willing to stand with Israel regarding the three bills we shared.

On a personal note, we enjoyed taking the train from Raleigh to DC and also took time the last day to visit the new Bible Museum near the National Mall. It was an outstanding experience and you could spend days researching the massive treasure trove of material, interactive displays, videos and ancient archaeological artifacts.

Keep praying and acting for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the time of latter rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





The Good, the Bad, and the Beautiful

5 07 2019
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Sea of Galilee Sunrise June 2019 (Amy Wolf)

THE GOOD NEWS is that Yehovah is on the job. He never slumbers or sleeps. He is not away in some far off galaxy on official business. He is right here, right now finishing what He started. And the finished product will be perfect. Remember that He created the universe when the earth was “without form and void”, or in Hebrew “chaos and an empty void”. If He created this beautiful planet out of that, we can expect His crowning achievement to be glorious.

Walk about Zion, and go all around her. ​​Count her towers; ​​Mark well her bulwarks; consider her palaces; ​​that you may tell it to the generation following. ​​For this God, is our God forever and ever; ​​He will be our guide even to death. Psalm 48:12-14

The above phrase “generation following” in Hebrew is “dor acharon” just like in Psalm 102:18, and it means “generation last.” Tell about Zion to the Last Generation! That’s us folks; time to saddle up!

God created Israel and Mount Zion as a place to write His name. He planned for Israel to bless the nations and the best is yet to come! For us who have become believers in His promised Messiah, especially when we realize we are Zionists, there is an unspeakable joy, just to be included. Thank you Father God. How about you? I am a Zionist!

THE BAD NEWS is that evil is still here for a short time, although even that has a hint of the end.

“Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and you who dwell in them! Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and the sea! For the devil has come down to you, having great wrath, because he knows that he has a short time.” Revelation 12:12

“Don’t you realize that from the beginning of time, ever since people were first placed on the earth, the triumph of the wicked has been short lived and the joy of the godless has been only temporary? Though the pride of the godless reaches to the heavens and their heads touch the clouds, yet they will vanish forever, thrown away like their own dung. Those who knew them will ask, ‘Where are they?’ Job 20:4-7 NLT

THE BEAUTIFUL NEWS is the wonderful restoration we see with our own eyes. Israel is blooming in the Middle Eastern deserts. She is blossoming as a beautiful rose, or like a sabra, as they say in Israel. The sabra is a flowering cactus plant that blooms even in the harshest environment. It is a nickname for native born Israelis who have risen on the shoulders of their persecuted ancestors. Even more than 70 years since the Auschwitz death camp, today Israel says: “NEVER AGAIN!”

Bless Yehovah, O house of Israel! ​​Bless Yehovah, O house of Aaron! ​​Bless Yehovah, O house of Levi! ​You who fear Yehovah, bless Yehovah!  ​​Blessed be Yehovah out of Zion, who dwells in Jerusalem! ​​Praise Yehovah! Psalm 135:18:21

Yet, Israel in all her glory cannot win alone. She must turn to the God of her Fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only Yehovah, God of Heaven’s Armies, can win this last great battle. The Messiah will come and He will win, either with us or without us. As for me, count me in. I am a Zionist. (Today’s blog is from my Epilogue of Blessing Israel)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the time of latter rain. Also, please pray for Doreen and I as we attend the Summit of Christians United for Israel in Washington, DC.

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.)





Fresh Israel Photos

1 07 2019
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Amy, Angie & Doreen at Caesaria on the Mediterranean

Please indulge me one more look back on our blessed Israel tour last week, before I get back to my regular commentary. Thanks.

Remember me, Yehovah, when you show favor to your people; come near and rescue me. Let me share in the prosperity of your chosen ones. Let me rejoice in the joy of your people; let me praise you with those who are your heritage. Psalm 106:4-5 NLT

From left to right: Roman aqueduct, En Gedi Spring (where David hid from Saul), Mosaic in Magdala 1rst Cent. synagogue, source of the Jordan River at Caesaria Philippi, Western Wall prayer, Jordan River baptism, View of Jezreel Valley from Mt Carmel, Old City Restaurant, and a word from the Lord from Jerusalem.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Back from Israel with Overwhelming Gratitude

28 06 2019

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Arriving home from Israel is always mixed emotions. The stirring of my spirit by tasting of the “Good Land” moves me to worship the one and only true God. Yehovah is the faithful one who keeps His promises. “Promises made, promises kept” is the perfect description of the unchangeable nature of God. He is the God who keeps His word. Yehovah is not a man that He should lie.

Modern Israel is such a miracle fulfillment that your life is changed forever when you see it with your own eyes. The impossible restoration of Israel shattered the predictions of its total destruction. Those who even now continue to work for the genocide of the Jews are doomed to failure, not because Israel is worthy, but because God swore an oath. Have you ever pictured Him literally raising His hand and swearing an oath?

…that you may enter into covenant with Yehovah your God, and into His oath, which Yehovah your God makes with you today, that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Deuteronomy 29:12-13

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations,
And set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in their arms,
And your daughters shall be carried on their shoulders; Isaiah 49:42

“Say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On the day when I chose Israel and raised My hand in an oath to the descendants of the house of Jacob, and made Myself known to them in the land of Egypt, I raised My hand in an oath to them, saying, ‘I am Yehovah your God.’ Ezekiel 20:5

“Therefore, being a prophet, and knowing that God had sworn with an oath to him that of the fruit of his body, according to the flesh, He would raise up the Christ to sit on his throne, Acts 2:30

Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set before us. Hebrews 6:17

This is the hope derived from seeing Israel raised from the dead, back in their Land, waiting for the Messiah. He, Yeshua, will surely come and save those whose hearts are completely His.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for rain in the time of latter 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.)





Last day in Israel

25 06 2019

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Today we prayed for Prime Minister Netanyahu at his Jerusalem residence from our bus. We then prayed for President Trump at the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem!
Tomorrow we visit the City of David, Yad Vashem, and the Garden Tomb, before boarding our plane for the trip home. Thank you for your prayers.
Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and for rain.
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists








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