Impeach Isaiah 45

29 01 2020

Deal of Century

The “Deal of the Century” and impeachment show an amazing convergence of Bible prophecy and geo-political realities. Congresswoman Maxine Waters (Dem-CA) is best known for her slogan: “Impeach 45!” Would you believe that the demand is far deeper than politics? Here is my view of the peace deal.

Yesterday President Trump and Prime Minister Netanyahu announced the new peace plan which was rejected by the Palestinians before it was even announced. The context of Isaiah 45 is key. Many of us saw the connection between the Cyrus prophecy and Trump before the last election. Yet, I only now made the link to the Maxine slogan. She wants to impeach the 45th President, but there is a deeper demonic agenda to block God’s purpose proclaimed in Isaiah 45. Yehovah used the ancient Cyrus of Persia to release the captive Jews to return to their land and rebuild the Temple and Jerusalem.

The modern day Cyrus has indeed accomplished more for Israel than any other U.S. President, and the devil doesn’t like it. Whatever you think of Trump, he somehow has managed to occupy a profound place in God’s purpose for Israel. So what about the peace deal? There is opposition from the Left and the Right. Is it the anti-Christ peace deal?

I don’t think so. Some worry that it includes a Palestinian state. But that is only if they meet certain staged milestones, and then only after ten years. They have rejected every other offer since 1948, even when promised 97% of the West Bank. This offer is for 70%. There is an old (true) saying that the “Palestinians never miss an opportunity… to miss an opportunity.” This is more than political. It is spiritual. The anti-Israel principality of Islam has never wanted part of Israel. It wants ALL of the land, AND the genocide of the Jews. It will never accept anything less.

Does the new plan offer to divide the land? No, the land is already divided. The plan allows Israel to immediately extend sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and other areas, which actually expands Israel’s borders. The plan is genius. It exposes the absolute intransigence of the Palestinian leaders.

PA President calls Trump ‘Dog, son of a B**ch’Orders PA security forces not to interfere with ‘clashes’ nor to arrive to conflict zones. “He won’t threaten me. In the time I have left to live I won’t be a traitor. I said no to the Deal of the Century – and I will continue to say no. I have refused to talk to him and I’ll bear the consequences, no matter what they may be,” added Abbas.

President Trump’s timing is not a desperate attempt to distract from the impeachment. The impeachment is a desperate attempt to keep Trump from fulfilling his Isaiah 45 function.

“Thus says Yehovah to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— To subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, Yehovah, Who call you by your name, Am the God of Israel. For Jacob My servant’s sake, ​and Israel My elect, I have even called you by your name; I have named you, though you have not known Me. I am Yehovah, and there is no other; there is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me, That they may know from the rising of the sun to its setting that there is none besides Me. I am Yehovah, and there is no other; I form the light and create darkness, I make peace and create calamity; I, Yehovah, do all these things.’ … I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his ways; he shall build My city and let My exiles go free, not for price nor reward,” says Yehovah of hosts. Isaiah 45:1-7, 13

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 a simple explanation, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, I explain it in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)

 





6 Million Jews Dead

22 01 2020
Holocaust Forum

49 countries, including 41 heads of state, are expected in Jerusalem this week

Half of U.S. adults do not know about this! The murder of six million Jews is one of the darkest moments in world history and yet many American adults are ignorant of the historical facts. No wonder anti-semitism is on the rise.

Survey: Most US adults don’t know 6 million Jews killed in HolocaustPew study finds half of US adults don’t know basic facts about the Holocaust, including how Hitler came to power or number of Jewish victims. Those are some of the findings of a new study by the Pew Research Center released on Tuesday, about a week ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The study asked nearly 13,000 respondents, Jewish and non-Jewish adults and teenagers, four questions about the Holocaust.

January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. From Auschwitz to Jerusalem, the Holocaust is remembered so it would never happen again.

Everything you must know about the biggest diplomatic event in Israel’s history – Who’s coming and who’s boycotting the event? Who will be allowed to speak? Will Putin sit next to Pence? What are the leaders doing in their spare time? And what’s on the menu?

The prophetic importance of the Holocaust is even bigger than the tragedy itself. What Satan meant for evil, God has used for good. Only three years later, the world saw the miraculous rebirth of Israel, the Jewish nation. Nothing could have been more impossible in 1945 and yet it happened. The terrible suffering was forseen by the Psalmist is Psalm 102. I call it “The Holocaust Psalm.”

If you have never consider it, please read Psalm 102 right now. The first ten verses are a graphic vision of those demonic concentration camps and the indescribable suffering. But it is more than that, it is a prayer which is answered in verse thirteen:

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

This is one of the most profound prophecies in the Bible. Many last day interpretations require a bit of mental gymnastics, but this is so literally and historically clear. The Psalm that looked to the future is now a record of history and prophecy fulfilled. How can anyone read it in the context of the Holocaust and not see the direct historical connections? The Holocaust happened. Israel was reborn. Israel passed from being tormented and scattered around all the world to experiencing favor, restoration, and blessing from Yehovah, God of Israel. Hallelujah!

Verse eighteen gives us the final clue:

This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise Yehovah. Psalm 102:18

Unfortunately, a mistake in translation obscures the clue. Most versions say either “a generation to come” or “a future generation.” However, the Hebrew text is quite the opposite of some “nebulous” future time. The Hebrew is simply: “this will be written for the last generation.” Psalm 102 could not be literally understood until after the events transpired in history. Now it is clear. This is the time to favor Zion!

Pray for the peace and favor of Jerusalem! Praise Him for the abundant snow and rain the last two weeks.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Planet-wide Birth Pangs

17 01 2020

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According to the Bible this planet is wearing out, like old clothes. Did you know that? There are an extraordinary number of volcanos and earthquakes right now around the earth. The volcanoes and earthquakes and wildfires and wars and rumors of wars and climate catastrophes like floods and tornadoes and hurricanes and even resistant bacterial epidemics are all prophesied in the Bible. Whew! What does all this mean?

Well, it is the answer to a question Jesus was asked by his disciples in Matthew 24. “How can we know when you are coming back?” His answer was summarized in a curious analogy. It will be at time when all these things listed will converge in something He calls, in verse eight, “the beginning of sorrows”. The literal Greek meaning is travail or birth pangs. The whole earth is now going through these birth pains. His analogy is of a woman about to give birth after many, many days of pregnancy. That is where we are in history. 

When the birth is imminent, three things happen. The pains keep increasing in number and intensity, they are closer together, and they last longer. This is where the earth is in history.

THE SHAKING EARTH

“You, Yehovah, in the beginning laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You remain; and they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will fold them up, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will not fail.” Hebrews 1:10-12

Of old You laid the foundation of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands. They will perish, but You will endure; Yes, they will all grow old like a garment; like a cloak You will change them, and they will be changed. But You are the same, and Your years will have no end. Psalm 102:25-27

THE UNSHAKABLE KINGDOM

When God spoke from Mount Sinai his voice shook the earth, but now he makes another promise: “Once again I will shake not only the earth but the heavens also.” This means that all of creation will be shaken and removed, so that only unshakable things will remain. Since we are receiving a Kingdom that is unshakable, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. For our God is a devouring fire. Hebrews 12:26-29 NLT

Jerusalem is the only time specific reference in the Matthew 24 and Luke 21. Jesus prophesied its destruction of 70 AD and then its restoration, which we now see fulfilled. This is the generation that will “not pass away.”

So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away tillall things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Luke 21:231-33

Watch Jerusalem and pray for her, as we continue to pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





The Greening of Israel

13 01 2020
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The Hula Valley and Mount Hermon. Photo by Lili via Shutterstock.com

Why do we pray for rain for Israel? Israel must become green. We pray according to God’s restoration purpose prophesied by prophets of old. If you want your prayers answered, pray what God has already said He will do. 

“Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance—all who seek Yehovah! Consider the rock from which you were cut, the quarry from which you were mined. Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor, and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation. Abraham was only one man when I called him. But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.” Yehovah will comfort Israel again and have pity on her ruins. Her desert will blossom like Edenher barren wilderness like the garden of Yehovah. Joy and gladness will be found there. Songs of thanksgiving will fill the air. Isaiah 51:1-3 NLT

THE GARDEN OF YEHOVAH – We are now living in the season of the supernatural restoration of Israel, promised by Yehovah God of Israel, through many prophets over 4,000 years! God turned the page in 1948, following the prophesied judgement of the 1,800+ years of scattering to the countries of the world,  and we now see favor and blessing for His Chosen ones.

I will be to Israel like a refreshing dew from heaven. Israel will blossom like the lily; it will send roots deep into the soil like the cedars in Lebanon. Its branches will spread out like beautiful olive trees, as fragrant as the cedars of Lebanon. My people will again live under my shade. They will flourish like grain and blossom like grapevines. They will be as fragrant as the wines of Lebanon. Hosea 14:5-7 NLT

After years of drought the sea of Galilee is beginning to fill up again. It has risen three and a half feet already. Rainfall is “an unusually high amount for this point in the season.” The lake is 13 miles long and 8.1 miles wide covering 64.4 square miles. That’s a lot of rain! Thank you Jesus.

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

Finally, we pray for the restoration of the seasonal rains because God says to, when we are “in the time of latter rain.” The outpouring of the Holy Spirit in this generation on “all flesh” means it is time for Israel’s greening! The best part is Israel is included in His Holy Spirit rain.

For I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land.“Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations. “And you will live in Israel, the land I gave your ancestors long ago. You will be my people, and I will be your God. … And when I bring you back, people will say, ‘This former wasteland is now like the Garden of Eden! Ezekiel 36:24-28, 35 NLT

Thank God for the rain and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





2020 Zion’s Favor

8 01 2020

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This new year will see continued restoration of God’s favor toward Israel. The graph of His faithful blessings is still moving steadily upward. There are setbacks along the way, but Yehovah turns them around in the fulfilling of His Plan. The recent flare-up with Iran only confirms what I have been saying for several years. Iran will be diminished in this season. Iran only rises to join the final coalition for the final battle of Gog & Magog: foretold in Ezekiel 38. The primary countries named are Turkey, Iran, Sudan and Libya . (The towns listed are in Turkey and the ancient country names are now Iran/ Persia, Ethiopia/Sudan and Libya). This can only emerge after a time of peace when Israel takes down all of their present walls. Read the conditions listed for yourself.

Therefore, Doreen and I continue to travel to support Israel as we “stay in our lane” proclaiming the restoration of Israel: the land, the people, the Hebrew language, their culture and salvation through the Messiah Yeshua and the restoration of the covenant name of our Father God: YEHOVAH!

Our travel was extensive this year with 2 1/2 weeks in Florida in March and a stop in Chareston, SC on the way home. Patrick Kennedy and I went to Lt. Gov. Dan Forest’s men’s retreat at the Billy Graham Cove in April and also shared in the Shalom Peniel Passover at the Raleigh Hilton. June was our wonderful Israel tour with 30 folks forever changed. In July, Doreen and I were blessed to attend the Christians United for Israel Summit with John Hagee in Washington, DC. August found us at Liberty University for the American Renewal Project promoting Christian pastor and church involvement in the election process. It is time Christians stand up and speak up and VOTE for righteousness in government. Idaho was the location of 2 1/2 weeks of ministry in October in Sandpoint, Challis and Boise. Two weeks ministering in New Hampshire followed throuugh Nov 5. We then left Nov. 27 for Kenya ministry, returning on Dec 11. The PDA youth conference saw over 1,500 saved and over 3,000 baptized in the Holy Spirit. I also spoke  to 100 pastors in Nairobi and had several life-changing impartations of my Israel message to key pastors from Zimbabwe and India. Whew! What a wonderful year. Thank you Jesus! (This excerpt is from our EV Intercessors 2019 Report.)

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Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the present rains!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





2020 Vision in Prophecy

4 01 2020

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This cartoon with the sound of “ticking” has prophetic meaning. This is not just another year or decade. Major prophetic pieces are fitting into the puzzle. Hidden plots in the past are now being revealed. Israel is at the center of the world in many respects. The geo-politcal shaking of nations is being overtaken by cosmic contests of war in the heavenlies.

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. Ephesians 6:12

Elisha Vision Ministries is based on the prayer of Elisha for his servant’s eyes to be opened to see in the spiritual dimension. Elisha’s great declaration was “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” 2 Kings 6:16 We see the end of days, and we win in Jesus. Pray for 2020 spiritual vision.

But in the meantime, we are at war in the spiritual plane. Don’t look down at the flesh, look up to the Messiah and Yehovah, the God of angel armies. Everything that can be shaken will be shaken.

Yet I see real victory in 2020. We plan to take two groups to Israel. I see victory for God’s purpose in the elections in both Israel and America. I see a greater harvest of souls for the Kingdom and greater activation of believers to function with authority in a broken world. I see revival in Africa sparked by a greater move of God in Kenya and beyond. I see believers moving into greater faith, not just for healing, but faith to live in health. We are closer than ever to the glorious appearing of the Messiah Yeshua! Here is a word for 2020. Speak, exhort and rebuke with authority.

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works. Speak these things, exhort, and rebuke with all authority. Let no one despise you. Titus 2:11-15

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rain in the Land! May your new year be blessed and effective for the Kingdom of God.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

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The Answer to: WHY Anti-Semitsm?

1 01 2020

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With the recent sharp rise in anti-Semitic attacks against Jews, a fundamental question begs an answer. Statistics are abundant, but what is behind the hatred of Jews, not just now, but throughout history? The answer is simple and may surprise you. Jews are not the true object of the hatred. They are substituted for the real hatred. Why them? The answer is in Psalm 83 and Zechariah 2. God’s enemies cannot reach Him, so they go after His chosen people. It will never stop before the Messiah comes.

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You:  Psalm 83:1-5

The hatred is against Yehovah God. It issues forth from the very hatred and rebellion of Satan himself against God. The devil cannot touch God, so he goes after God’s beloved people. He orchestrates hatred and violence against Israel trying to get back at Yehovah.

For thus says Yehovah of hosts: “He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.  Zechariah 2:8

The devil has been trying to seduce man since the garden of Eden. He has been trying to prevent the Messiah’s salvation since the beginning. Even after seeing Jesus killed, he still lost when the Messiah was resurrected from the dead! Satan hates God. He instills this hatred in all who fall under his influence. The parallels between now and pre-war Nazi Germany are striking.

As long as this present world keeps talking about race or economics or politics to justify or explain anti-Semitism, they will never understand the real source of the evil hatred. It is destined to culminate in the battle of the ages between heaven and hell when the Messiah comes. But as stated, Satan has already lost; because Jesus Himself is the resurrection and the life!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank God for the rain and snow this season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

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

 

 

 





Un-Christianity Today

20 12 2019

 

Franklin-Graham-640x480Last night I read the editorial from Christianity Today magazine. It was a rehash of Democrat talking points cleverly couched in religious and moral superiority. Name-dropping Billy Graham backfired immediately with Franklin Graham’s denunciation of the article, and revelation that Billy Graham voted for Trump, knew him personally and “He believed that Donald J. Trump was the man for this hour in history for our nation.”

The Bible exposes the self-righteousness of the editorial. Only when one feels morally superior does he forget this fundamental truth. No man knows another man’s heart:

“Judge not, that you be not judged.For with what judgment you judge, you will be judged; and with the measure you use, it will be measured back to you. And why do you look at the speck in your brother’s eye, but do not consider the plank in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me remove the speck from your eye’; and look, a plank is in your own eye? Hypocrite! First remove the plank from your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.” Matthew 7:1-5

For what man knows the things of a man except the spirit of the man which is in him? Even so no one knows the things of God except the Spirit of God. 1 Corinthians 2:11

President Trump will ultimately be judged on the fruit of his actions, not his words. Of course he offends many with his words, but what does he actually do, not in the past, but in his presidency? I maintain that his policy accomplishments have done more for Biblical standards in our nation than any President since Reagan. Whether it is from his heart or political expediency is not for me to judge or even know. But I do know that when I go into that voting booth in 2020 my vote is for the candidates who stand for pro-life, pro-Israel, pro-family, pro-America (not a globalist), pro legal immigration (not open borders), pro-school choice, pro-jobs and pro-minorities. Is President Trump a flawed human being? Of course! Show me one person without sin (other than Jesus) and I will hand you the stones. Compare the platforms of the parties and vote for the party which most closely lines up with the Bible. No contest.

I agree with Billy (and Franklin) Graham. Donald Trump (like Cyrus of old) is God’s man for this hour in America.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Fruitful Kenya Ministry

14 12 2019

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Praise God for the wonderfully blessed ministry in Kenya last week. There were nearly 5,000 young people and pastors gathered in Bungoma County in western Kenya. At least 1,500 gave their lives to Jesus and over 3,000 were baptized in the Holy Spirit.

What an honor to speak of God’s faithfulness to Israel and our calling as watchmen to stand on the wall to proclaim comfort to Jerusalem. Kenya has been standing with Israel and a new generation is empowered to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and to speak out for Israel.

It was especially significant to share with over 100 pastors. Several from other countries returned to their vineyards with a new authority to preach the restoration of Israel as a necessary stage in the soon coming of the Messiah Yeshua.

As you know it is my “lane” to declare the one new man revelation of the breaking down of the partition between Israel and the Church. Much was accomplished in our two weeks in Africa. Please pray especially for Pastor David from Zimbabwe and Dr. Karpana from India who received real impartation regarding Israel. Also, please pray for our leader, Michael Masambu that he can rest from the heavy responsibility he has carried for months to reach the successful conclusion. Michael is truly a man for Kenya.

Doreen and I, along with Patrick Kennedy, represented North Carolina. We were blessed beyond words in many ways and thank Yehovah God for the privilege and honor of proclaiming the Kingdom. We are now home and recovered from jet-lag. We are still meditating on all the Lord Jesus has done. Hallelujah!

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest, all you who pray to Yehovah. Give Yehovah no rest until he completes his work, until he makes Jerusalem the pride of the earth. Yehovah has sworn to Jerusalem by his own strength: “I will never again hand you over to your enemies.  Never again will foreign warriors come and take away your grain and new wine. You raised the grain, and you will eat it, praising Yehovah. Within the courtyards of the Temple, you yourselves will drink the wine you have pressed.” Go out through the gates!  Prepare the highway for my people to return! Smooth out the road; pull out the boulders; raise a flag for all the nations to see. Yehovah has sent this message to every land: “Tell the people of Israel, ‘Look, your Savior is coming. see, he brings his reward with him as he comes.’” They will be called “The Holy People” and “The People Redeemed by Yehovah.” and Jerusalem will be known as “The Desirable Place” and “The City No Longer Forsaken.” Isaiah62:6-12 NLT

Pray for Kenya and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

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

 





Kenya Loves Israel

26 11 2019
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Doreen and I along with our friend, Patrick Kennedy, are flying out to Kenya in a few hours. It will be my honor to speak for three hours to 100 pastors in Nairobi this Friday. Later in the next week I am speaking to another 100 pastors in Bungoma Town. Both pastors’ meetings are on the subject of Kenya standing with Israel.

Speaking in a church each Sunday is also a blessing. Last year the Lord Jesus really joined us in the Holy Spirit with two church families. The main youth conference has 3,400 youth and young adults registered. Please pray for us that the Gospel of the Kingdom of God will touch many. Also, please pray that the flooding rains in Kenya would stop for the next two weeks during the conference. More than 65 died in floods and landslides last weekend.

My good friend Michael Masambu tells me that ancient Cush included part of Kenya, and that there are Cushites still living in northern Kenya. The nation is 80% Christian and has a record of standing with Israel at key times. Pray for Kenya!

“And in that day there shall be a Root of Jesse, Who shall stand as a banner to the people; ​for the Gentiles shall seek Him, ​and His resting place shall be glorious.” It shall come to pass in that day That the Lord shall set His hand again the second time to recover the remnant of His people who are left, from Assyria and Egypt, from Pathros and Cush,From Elam and Shinar, from Hamath and the islands of the sea. He will set up a banner for the nations, and will assemble the outcasts of Israel, and gather together the dispersed of Judah from the four corners of the earth. Isaiah 11:10-12

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Hand of God Defeats Missiles

23 11 2019
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This is a true report of the recent Israeli cruise missile counter attack on Iranian forces near Damascus, Syria as missiles were fired at Israel.

Hand of God Returns Syrian Missiles to Fall Upon the Enemies of Israel – On Wednesday night, the Syrian army launched missiles at Israel but a video released on Twitter shows that at least one missile changed course after launch, striking inside Syria.

The story goes on to explain that Israel shot them down with “Delilah” cruise missiles with radar-jamming technology. Some of the successful defense was credited to Israeli technology, but part could not be explained. It reminds me of the Gaza rocket that hit a Gaza building instead of the Israeli target two weeks ago. Amnesty International blamed Israel but was contradicted by an eye witness Fox News reporter across the street from the Gaza building. (See Israel Fake News).

It should be noted that this is not the first time the hand of God has sent missiles back to fall upon the enemies of Israel. In 2016, Russia sent the advanced S-300 anti-air system to Iran. The move caused great concern in Israel but Rabbi Nir Ben Artzi, a prominent spiritual leader, reassured his followers that the missiles were not a threat.The rabbi predicted,“These missiles, which can shoot down practically any plane, will get a virus in their computers, and go crazy. They will blow up inside their bunkers. The launcher will blow up underneath them.” A few weeks later, a YouTube video showed precisely what the rabbi had prophesied: a missile shot out of an S-300 launcher but its rocket failed to ignite. The missile dropped back onto its launcher, exploding inside the bunker.Breaking Israel News

They have prepared a net for my steps;
My soul is bowed down;
They have dug a pit before me;
Into the midst of it they themselves have fallen. Selah  Psalm 57:6

Their sword shall enter their own heart,
And their bows shall be broken. Psalm 37:15

This concept is consistent throughout the Bible. It is the promise of Yehovah God to protect His people as in Psalm 91. That is why I steadfastly pray against the spirit of Haman (Book of Esther). As his evil plot was exposed and all those conspiring were hung on the gallows Haman had built for Mordecai, so too today I pray that those who conspire against God, would fall into their own trap.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray with faith! And pray for rain in season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Israel Defense Minister’s Prayer

19 11 2019

Watch: Defense Minister’s prayer at first General Staff meeting – Naftali Bennett recites prayer for the State of Israel at first General Staff meeting since becoming Defense Minister.

What a great way to start your term in office! Naftali Bennett, Israel’s new Defense Minister started his first General Staff meeting with prayer. It inspires me to pray for Israel. If we pray for Israel’s defense from their enemies, Yehovah God will protect us from our enemies. It is the eternal “quid quo pro” of Scripture.

I will bless those who bless you,
And I will curse him who curses you;
And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

The name “Naftali” means “my wrestling” or “one who struggles or fights.” He was Jacob’s fifth son. It seems appropriate for the Defense Minister of Israel.

Then Rachel said, “With great wrestlings I have wrestled with my sister, and indeed I have prevailed.” So she called his name Naphtali.Genesis 30:8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for an abundant rainy season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Israel Fake News

15 11 2019

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The problem of fake news is not just in America. Israel regularly faces the same issue. Here is just the most recent example.

Fox News reporter in Gaza: Amnesty International lied – Reporter rebuts Amnesty claim Israel hit Gaza building, explaining, “A rocket misfired from Gaza. I was across the street when it happened.” Amnesty International lied yesterday, Tuesday, when it accused Israel of violating international law for bombing the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights building in Gaza, said Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst. 

Amnesty International Called Out for Falsely Accusing Israel of Attacking Gaza Building — Which Was Actually Hit by Misfired Palestinian RocketAmnesty quickly issued a tweet saying, “We strongly condemn attack on the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights whose office in Gaza was struck by an Israeli missile earlier this morning. Strikes targeting civilian buildings is a violation of international law.” 

The irony and hypocrisy of this charge is that Israel always strikes military targets in response to terror attacks while the terrorists target civilians. That is the whole point of terror, to intimidate the civilian population. Don’t be deceived by “media reports,” find out the truth by double-checking the several sources of any story. Amnesty International is notorious for its left-leaning anti-Israel stance.

Pray for truth to come out. I end with my favorite revelation from 2 Thessalonians:

He (Satan) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:10–12 NLT

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                        (Read more)

 





Never Means Never

12 11 2019

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Israel has been hit by over 200 rockets in the last 24 hours (now over 360 in 48 hours) after eliminating a top terror commander in Gaza. We pray that this will not escalate into a major invasion. Gaza continues to burn with violence year after year. The very name “Hamas” in Hebrew means violence. Yet rather than be discouraged, we pray for Israel and confess the immutable purpose of Yehovah God:

For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain. My covenant of blessing will never be broken,” says Yehovah, who has mercy on you. Isaiah 54:10 NLT

Here is one example of God’s miracle mercy:

Netivot home hit: ‘Miracle – not sure we’d get to shelter’ – Batsheva Haddad’s home suffers direct rocket hit. She and family entered protected space on time and were saved.

Rockets Rain Down on Israel After Killing of Top Jihadist – Overnight, the Israel Air Force (IAF) had taken out Bahaa Abu al-Ata, a high-ranking Islamic Jihad leader in Gaza. Al-Ata was responsible for numerous attacks on Israel in recent months and years. He is also believed to have been planning further larger attacks against Israeli population centers.

 It is Yehovah who provides the sun to light the day and the moon and stars to light the night, and who stirs the sea into roaring waves. His name is Yehovah of Heaven’s  Armies, and this is what he says: “I am as likely to reject my people Israel as I am to abolish the laws of nature!” Jeremiah 31:35-36 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





All Christians Pray for Israel’s Return

7 11 2019

Aliyah 19Every time you pray the Lord’s Prayer you are praying for the regathering of the Jewish exiles from all the countries of the world. The first line implores our heavenly Father to “hallow” or “sanctify” His name. There is only one Bible passage that explains how this can be done.

It has long been understood from the Scriptures that Christian support for Jewish Aliyah (immigration to Israel) is expected, but in the opinion of esteemed theologian Dr Fred Wright, it is absolutely fundamental.

Dr Wright points out that there is only one portion of Scripture that explains how the Lord’s name may be sanctified, and it is found in a passage from Ezekiel chapter 36 (beginning at verse 16) that, in the Hebrew Bible, is headed Kidush ha Shem (The Sanctification of God’s Holy Name).

Jewish exile is a consequence of their rebellion against God whose holy name is constantly profaned while they remain in foreign lands, “for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land’.” (v20)

So it is out of concern for his holy name, which they have profaned (a word used five times in this short passage) by their exile, that the Lord will bring them back (vv24-26). Israel Today 11-3-19

My book, Speak To the Dirt! explains in detail that Israel’s exile was judgement that contradicted God’s promise to the land and people of Israel. Only their return to the land will hallow or sanctify His name according to Ezekiel. The nations shall know His name at that time. Also remember that His name is not “LORD” but is Yehovah!

And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am Yehovah,” says the Lord Yehovah, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Ezekiel 36:23-24

As Israel celebrates Aliyah Day, 2019 figures point to a peak year – According to official statistics, 28,629 olim arrived in Israel between January and October 2019. Only a decade ago, the number of olim for roughly the same period stood at 17,179. Israel Hayom

Personal note: We are back from New England after seven meetings and wonderful fellowship and hospitality. Thank you Jim & Donna Weeden and Henry & Sherry Snyder (& Ava) for your kindness and love. Thanks also to all who prayed for us. The Holy Spirit confirmed the message in every heart. In just three weeks Doreen and I (and Patrick Kennedy) will be in Kenya with Michael Masambu’s 3,000 future leaders of Kenya and also 200 pastors in separate meetings. Please continue to pray for us.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

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Declaration for Israel

28 10 2019

Doreen and I made a wonderful discovery in our first New Hampshire weekend. Milton Christian Fellowship uses a great declaration in their prayer time on Sunday mornings. I share it here for you to use however the Lord leads you as we stand for God’s purposes in Israel. Statement of Solidarity

We have been so blessed with the personal hospitality of Pastor Jim and Donna Weeden and the whole church. They love Israel and were an inspiration to Doreen and me.

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem and thank God for the rainy season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Will the Nile River Run Dry?

24 10 2019
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Does the Bible prophesy the Nile River will dry up? Among certain unfulfilled prophesies this one about the Nile is quite troubling. How could such a devastating thing even happen? Is it real? The prediction is found in the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 19.

The waters of the Nile will fail to rise and flood the fields. The riverbed will be parched and dry. The canals of the Nile will dry up, and the streams of Egypt will stink with rotting reeds and rushes. All the greenery along the riverbank and all the crops along the river will dry up and blow away. Isaiah 19:5-7 NLT

Could this really happen? It is as real as today’s headlines.

Egypt’s options dry up as Nile dam talks break down Egypt has been holding talks for years with Ethiopia and Sudan, which have long complained about Cairo’s overwhelming share of the river. The Nile supplies more than 90% of Egypt’s fresh water, although Egyptians have one of the lowest per capita shares of water in the world. The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of fresh water for its large and growing population.

Talks collapsed earlier this month over the construction of the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is around 70% complete and promises to provide much-needed electricity to Ethiopia’s 100 million people. But Egypt, with a population of around the same size, fears that the process of filling the reservoir behind the dam could slice into its share of the river, with catastrophic consequences. Pro-government media have cast it as a national security threat that could warrant military action. Israel Hayom

We have been looking at Isaiah 19 for awhile now, and it is a severe judgment in verse 12: “what God plans, what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is going to do to Egypt.” Yet, the chapter does not end there, but with great news. The resulting repentance of Egyptians causes them to cry out to the God of Israel!

In that day five of Egypt’s cities will follow Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun. In that day there will be an altar to Yehovah in the heart of Egypt, and there will be a monument to Yehovah at its border. It will be a sign and a witness that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is worshiped in the land of Egypt. When the people cry to Yehovah for help against those who oppress them, he will send them a savior who will rescue them.Yehovah will make himself known to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know Yehovah and will give their sacrifices and offerings to him. They will make a vow to Yehovah and will keep it.Yehovah will strike Egypt, and then he will bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to Yehovah, and he will listen to their pleas and heal them. Isaiah 19:18-22 NLT

Wow! Can you believe it? What a wonderful salvation in the end. Finally, there will also be something similar happening in the area of ancient Assyria which is now Syria and the area where the Kurds now live.

In that day Egypt and Assyria will be connected by a highway. The Egyptians and Assyrians will move freely between their lands, and they will both worship God. And Israel will be their ally. The three will be together, and Israel will be a blessing to them. For Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people. Blessed be Assyria, the land I have made. Blessed be Israel, my special possession!” Isaiah 19:23-25 NLT

Wow again! Fasten your seat belts, the ride may get a little bumpy in the near future. This is a literal prophecy for our day, soon to be fulfilled. Watch and pray.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray and thank Him 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 a simple explanation, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, I explain it in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





Yes, Time to Favor Zion

20 10 2019

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My sojourn in Idaho has been abundantly blessed with renewed confirmation of Yehovah God’s perfect timing. I see it in the anointed ministry all around this month, but mostly every time I look at the favor on Israel.

I have spoken on Psalm 102 with greater clarity each time. The Holy Spirit confirms over and over the graphic description of the the Holocaust in that Psalm. That is why I call it: The Holocaust Psalm. Yet, the message is not one of despair because it leaps to the fruit of six million seeds of martyrs for their faith. Verse thirteen shouts the glorious news that God turns the page to favor, blessings and restoration. I maintain that the full prophetic meaning of this Psalm could only be grasped after the Holocaust.

A people who did not win a war from 70 AD to 1948, have not lost a war from 1948 to the present. Why? FAVOR! The time to favor Zion has come. We are eyewitnesses to the amazing evidence. They got their nation back, their land back, their language back, their capital city back and more! They are the technology start-up nation. They have made wonderful breakthroughs in medicine and agriculture. They have discovered trillions of cubic feet of natural gas offshore and are energy independent. I could go on.

It is my awesome honor to proclaim the mighty works of God in Israel from city to city, from state to state and in other countries. We are truly living in the Biblical time of restoration. Hallelujah! Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus.

Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that He may send Jesus Christ, who was preached to you before whom heaven must receive until the times of restoration of all things, which God has spoken by the mouth of all His holy prophets since the world began. Acts 3:19-21

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and give thanks for this week’s rains! Also, pray for Canada’s election:

Jerusalem recognition on the table in Canadian federal election – Poll show dead heat as pro-Israel Conservative aims to unseat PM Justin Trudeau. Challenger vows to recognize Jerusalem as Israeli capital.

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Road Trip! Idaho

16 10 2019

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Michael Masambu and I had a fun road trip through the spectacular mountains of Idaho traveling from Challis to Boise with only one minor wrong turn (one hour). We are now in our third week of ministry in this great part of God’s country.

The Challis ministry at Living Waters Ranch was wonderful with rich worship, fellowship and teaching with other leaders, a gathering of eagles. Now we are staying in the most hospitable lodging in Eagle, Idaho. The Aldous family has been a great blessing hosting us.

Brian Harrison has put together a week-long celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles with multiple speakers and great worship teams. My emphasis on the restoration of Israel has been well received.

Monday I return home for three days and then Doreen and I fly to New Hampshire for two weeks of meetings into November. At the end of November we fly with Patrick Kennedy to 15 days of ministry in Kenya. Wow! What an honor to be used by Yehovah.

Please continue to hold us up in prayer for utterance from above to speak the words of life from Jesus.

I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; They shall never hold their peace day or night. You who make mention of Yehovah, do not keep silent, And give Him no rest till He establishes And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the heavy rains falling now!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Idaho Update

9 10 2019

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Today is Yom Kippur in Idaho. Jews around the world have been repenting and seeking atonement for their sins. How wonderful is the revelation that Yeshua the Messiah gave His own blood as the Lamb of Yehovah to wipe away our sin once and for all who believe! We cannot atone for our own sins, only trust Yeshua’s blood sacrifice. Hallelujah!

Tonight I have my fourth meeting in Sandpoint, Idaho. It has been great so far. One of my favorite spots is always at the Cocalalla Cowboy Church. Tonight is Sandpoint Christian Center and tomorrow I drive nine hours to Challis, Id. to Living Water Ranch with Christopher and Debbie James for a three-day conference. I will be joining there with Michael Masambu of Kenya, and then we go together to Boise for next week’s Feast of Tabernacles One New Man Conference in Meridian.

Please continue to pray for utterance from above as I declare God’s faithfulness to Israel based on two immutable (unchangeable) things: His character and His Word.

For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. 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. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 16:20

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Prayer for Travel

4 10 2019
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Living Waters Ranch Challis, Idaho

Here is my travel update and request for prayer as I leave today to minister in Idaho, New Hampshire and Kenya. My prayer request is simple:

And for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, Ephesians 6:19

And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. Ephesians 6:19 NLT

Notice that I pray as Paul did, not for boldness, but that utterance would be given by God. Anyone can be bold, but we need to hear from God so we speak the right words. God has opened doors for me to speak in seven of the next ten weeks, ending with two weeks in Kenya speaking to 3,000 high school and college age future leaders of Kenya. I have also been scheduled to speak to several dozen pastors in two weekends on the subject of Kenya standing with Israel. Finally, I will speak each Sunday in local churches.

This week is Sandpoint, Idaho, at River of Life Church, Saturday morning and evening. Cocollala Cowboy Church  Sunday morning, and Sandpoint Christian Center Wednesday night. The following weekend is Challis, Idaho at Living Waters Ranch. The third week is in Boise at a week long Feast of Tabernacles One New Man Conference in Meridian led by Brian Harrison (details: 208-899-0888).

Doreen and I will be in New England Oct 25-Nov 5 at Milton, NH the first weekend with Pastor Jim Weedon at Milton Christian Fellowship; and then with Pastor Henry Snyder at River Church in Conway, NH the second Sunday.

Doreen is also going to Kenya with me (along with Patrick Kennedy) for two weeks from Nov 27-Dec 11. Michael Masambu leads the Kenya Purpose, Destiny, Achievement Conference. Michael and I will also be together in Challis and Boise. Praise God for His open doors. Your prayers are gratefully appreciated. Thank you.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the latter rains to fall this season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





No Plan B

1 10 2019

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Was God surprised and taken off guard when Adam and Eve fell into sin? Did that event throw a monkey wrench into God’s “little earth experiment?” Did He wring his hands and worry: “What am I going to do? Oh! What am I going to do now? I wasn’t prepared for this”? Does God have a Plan A and B and perhaps a Plan C or D? Of course it sounds foolish when put this way, but has God ever been surprised by any development of history? This is a very critical and basic issue. This question is pertinent to our whole story. If God just tries a plan “to see if it works” and in fact does not really know whether it will, then He is not the God of the Bible.

“Remember the former things of old, For I am God, and there is no other; I am God, and there is none like Me, Declaring the end from the beginning, And from ancient times things that are not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,’ Calling a bird of prey from the east, The man who executes My counsel from a far country. Indeed I have spoken it; I will also bring it to pass, I have purposed it; I will also do it” Isaiah 46:9-11.

This hardly sounds like one who is ruling at the whims of mankind’s vacillating will. We do have a free will as it affects our personal place in God’s plan, but our choice will neither alter nor thwart God’s purpose. He is the only one who knows the outcome from beginning to end before it happens! There is no Plan B!

“Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times things that are not yet done, Saying, “My counsel shall stand, And I will do all My pleasure,” Isaiah 46:10

Some Christians today are actually being tempted by fleshly pride with the so-called “replacement theology” that says it didn’t work out with Israel, so God raised up the church to replace them. The real danger of this line of thinking is that if God could change His mind about all His promises to Israel, what would keep Him from changing His mind about the church? Most people in the western nations are ignorant of Islam, but Islamic theology teaches precisely that! They say Israel blew it and then God called the church, but they blew it too, so God called Mohammed and the Muslims of Islam.  In effect, they teach that Islam is Plan C. This is not true! God does not revise His purpose to fit man, but He revises man to fit His purpose. He has only had one plan from the beginning, and ultimately He will do it, either with us or without us. In the end there will be an Israel in the land fulfilling in exact literal detail every promise of the Bible, in concert with those promises to the church in all nations.

The Old and New Covenants are a progressive revelation of the original blueprint. These testaments are not mutually exclusive or contradictory as some teach but are a beautifully woven tapestry. They reveal the infinite artistry of our loving Creator who is revealed most perfectly in Jesus, the Alpha and the Omega (Hebrew: the Aleph and the Tav), the beginning and the end. Jesus is not only the Omega of the New Testament, but He is also the Alpha of the Old Testament. God has been working on only one plan all along and it is right on schedule. Israel has always been in the plan and still is even at the end. We, the church, can only understand how we fit it by understanding the context of Israel. The church is grafted into Israel, the original planting of the Lord. There is not a new tree! There is no Plan B! (Today’s blog is excerpted from Chapter 3 in my newest book, Speak To The Dirt!)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the latter rains.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Happy Jewish New Year!

28 09 2019

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The Jewish New Year 5780 starts at sundown Sunday. We do pray for peace and God’s blessings for the new year in Israel and for Jews everywhere. Especially pray for the formation of the new Israeli government. The impasse is formidable.

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Only Yehovah God and His Messiah Yeshua can solve the dilemma. We continue to pray that the spirit of Haman be exposed and the evil plot revealed. 

“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 kings; He 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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for latter rains.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Who Owns the Land of Israel?

24 09 2019

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Who owns the Holy Land? Is it the Palestinians? Is it Israel? Is it the United Nations? Is it the Roman Catholic Church? OR, is it Yehovah God?

The earth is Yehovah’s, and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to Him. For He laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths. Psalm 24:1-2 NLT

“He is the God who made the world and everything in it. Since He is Lord of heaven and earth, He doesn’t live in man-made temples, and human hands can’t serve His needs—for He has no needs. He himself gives life and breath to everything, and He satisfies every need. From one man He created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and He determined their boundaries. Acts 17:24-26  NLT

Now that we have made that clear, you can understand the outright blasphemy of the Palestinian leaders’ recent statements. Both President Abbas and his Minister of Culture claim they own the land because: We are Canaanites!” If that is not bad enough, an Arab Minister of Knesset in Israel makes the same claim.

Tibi to Rivlin: We own this land –  “We did not immigrate here, we were born here, we are a native population, we are not guests, we are the owners of this land: says Joint List MK Ahmed Tibi. INN

First, it is a lie that they are a native population. History is clear that they are Arabs who came to the land from Syria, Egypt and other Arab states in relatively recent centuries. The Jews trace there habitation at least 4,000 years.

Second, the Palestinians are proven by DNA to have no ancestry to the Canaanites or even to the Philistines (another bogus claim). They have never claimed Canaanite ancestry until the last few years for political leverage.

Which brings me to my final point. Why did the Canaanites get expelled from the land? Did God remove them from the land unfairly or unrighteously? The Bible states two reasons they lost the land. It was a combination of their complete wickedness and God’s oath to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (who became Israel). God is quite clear about this point:

Because the entire land has become defiled, I am punishing the people who live there. I will cause the land to vomit them out. Leviticus 18:25 NLT

“After Yehovah your God has done this for you, don’t say in your hearts, ‘Yehovah has given us this land because we are such good people!’ No, it is because of the wickedness of the other nations that He is pushing them out of your way. It is not because you are so good or have such integrity that you are about to occupy their land. Yehovah your God will drive these nations out ahead of you only because of their wickedness, and to fulfill the oath He swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” Deuteronomy 9:4-5 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the coming seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

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





Israel Election Deadlock Dilemma

20 09 2019
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Benny Gantz and Bibi Netanyahu

Let me make this simple. No party has enough seats in the 120 seat Knesset (parliament) to form a government (61 needed). The Gantz Blue & White Party had 33 seats, with Netanyahu’s Likud Party only earning 31 seats. However, when you factor in the other parties, the Left (Gantz) has only 44 total seats. The Right has 55. Therefore, either a unity government is formed combining the two blocs or there will be new elections. Whew!

To be sure, there are two other factors, but they will not change the above facts. The Arab bloc has 13 seats but will not join the government. Avigdor Lieberman’s party has eight seats but refuses to join the Right bloc with Netanyahu. Therefore we are stuck at 44 and 55. Netanyahu tried to pursuade a small left party of six to join the Right, but failed. So, a combination unity or new elections in four or five months. Deadlock Delimma

We need to pray for God’s answer. Yehovah has the final say!

Here is analysis from Caroline Glick, my favorite Israeli columnist: I need to point out a basic fact about the election results which the US media, in particular, is missing. Benjamin Netanyahu did not lose and Benny Gantz didn’t win. Gantz cannot form a government under any circumstances. He cannot build a majority coalition.

By forming a unified political bloc of 55 Knesset members with the Likud’s satellite parties, Netanyahu has created a situation where he is the only possible prime minister. Either the Blue and White Party — or one of its factions — joins him, or Amir Peretz and Orly Levy bring the Labor party in, or Israel goes to new elections. Those are the only options. In other words, it’s either going to be Netanyahu or elections. It’s up to Gantz, and Peretz.

I’ll say more. The balance of power is still very much on the Right. The Right has 55 seats. The Left has 44. Liberman is nothing but a Bibi hater. And the Arab parties are so extreme that they cannot be considered for any governing coalition. Netanyahu is the only person capable of forming a government. It remains to be seen if that will happen, but Gantz cannot form a government. And he is slowly coming to terms with this unalterable reality.

We need to pray faithfully that God will bring wisdom and unity in the midst of this dilemma. Only He knows His purpose. Pray that He will reveal to the leaders of Israel the “one heart and one way” of this promise:

Behold, I will gather them out of all countries where I have driven them in My anger, in My fury, and in great wrath; I will bring them back to this place, and I will cause them to dwell safely. They shall be My people, and I will be their God; then I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear Me forever, for the good of them and their children after them. And I will make an everlasting covenant with them, that I will not turn away from doing them good; but I will put My fear in their hearts so that they will not depart from Me. Yes, I will rejoice over them to do them good, and I will assuredly plant them in this land, with all My heart and with all My soul. Jeremiah 32:37-41

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank God for the beginning of the seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Discerning Israel Sept 17 Elections

16 09 2019

OmarToday I urge prayer and discernment for Israel as they go to the polls. I will add an update in two days with results. But right now we pray for Yehovah God’s purpose be fulfilled. If you want your prayers answered, pray what God has already said He will do. If you pray for a Palestinian state in the God-given territory allotted to Israel, your prayer will not be answered. He is opposed to dividing the land (Joel 3:2). The land-for-peace idea and the two-state idea have both failed miserably. Yet the mantra goes on. Consider this example of “election interference” on CBS Face the Nation Sunday by US Rep. Ilhan Omar.

Ilhan Omar: Netanyahu’s ‘existence’ a problemControversial congresswoman says “existence” of PM is “contradictory” to peace, reiterates support for BDS. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar called Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu’s “existence” a problem in an interview with CBS’ Face the Nation program.

“I certainly hope that the people of Israel make a different decision. And my hope is that they recognize that his existence, his policies, his rhetoric really is contradictory to the peace that we are all hoping that that region receives and receives soon,” Omar told host Margaret Brennan. INN

Aside from the fact that the two-state idea is dead, do you know the Muslim concept of peace? There will be peace when all the world either joins Islam or is defeated by Islam. For Omar to state that Netanyahu’s “existence” is the problem, says all you need to know about her bias. He has been freely elected Prime Minister  multiple times by the democratic will of the Israeli citizens, both Jew and Arab.

The polls open in Israel in about nine hours, about midnight East Coast time. Please pray tonight and all day tomorrow as Israel votes. Pray that the Holy Spirit will move on the voters to choose wisely and hear God’s voice. I do not support every idea of the Israeli government, just as I do not believe every US Administration decision is right. But I am convinced that God is working in both leaders for His purpose. Pray, pray, pray!

Check back here Wednesday for the update.

Wednesday Update: The election gave no clear winner, so a unity of several factions is likely with or without PM Netanyahu. We wait and pray. Here is good analysis from the Editor-in-Chief of Jerusalem Post, Yaachov Katz: Four scenarios I see moving forward:   1. Gantz goes first, fails to form gov’t. Then Bibi tries & public pressure pushes Gantz (w/o Lapid) into Likud’s arms.   2. Bibi goes first & fails. Gantz begins & offers Likud rotation as PM w/o Bibi. Likud cuts off head & joins Gantz.   3. Bibi offers Liberman rotation as PM. Serves 1-2 years, passes immunity-related bills and then Liberman takes over.   4. After 12 weeks, no one succeeds in forming gov’t and we head to round three (ex-PM Olmert predicted next election in February).

 “For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of  Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the rainy season to begin.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

 





Exactly What is Being Rebuilt in Jerusalem?

11 09 2019

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(I write this blog on 9-11, eighteen years after the twin towers attack, but Amos 9:11 is a prophetic glimpse of God at work today in Jerusalem.)

Many are waiting for the third temple to be built in Jerusalem, but what if I told you God has a better idea? I am not saying there will not be a third temple, but simply that Yehovah God has a higher goal.

Do you think God wants to re-establish the Tabernacle of Moses? How about the Temple of Solomon? Actually, Yehovah has openly declared His rebuilding project, the Tabernacle of David. Do you understand the difference between these structures?

“On that day I will raise up the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down, and repair its damages; I will raise up its ruins, and rebuild it as in the days of old; That they may possess the remnant of Edom, and all the Gentiles who are called by My name,” says Yehovah who does this thing. Amos 9:11-12

When King David recovered the Ark of the Covenant from the Philistines, he erected a tent on the threshing floor of Obed which he had purchased. Astoundingly, he allowed all of Israel to come in before the Ark, which was forbidden before and after David. He appointed singers, dancers and musicians in shifts 24-7 to worship Yehovah God openly! This lasted nearly forty years. Equally astounding, was that God allowed it. Not only that, but we find out that it was actually God’s desire. Our Father in Heaven desires our intimacy with Him!

After this I will return and will rebuild the tabernacle of David, which has fallen down; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will set it up; So that the rest of mankind may seek Yehovah, Even all the Gentiles who are called by My name, Says Yehovah who does all these things.’ Acts 15:16-17

Acts makes it clear that the reason God allowed the Tabernacle of David historically was a hint of His prophetic bombshell that the Gentiles would be welcomed into relationship with the God of Israel. Wow!

Finally, I love the fact that the throne where Messiah Yeshua reigns is called “the throne of David.” God honored David by naming the eternal throne of Jesus after him. Yehovah God is faithful!

And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bring forth a Son, and shall call His name JESUS. He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Highest; and the Lord God will give Him the throne of His father David. And He will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of His kingdom there will be no end.” Luke 1:31-33

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the 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 a simple explanation, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, I explain it in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





Israel Good News: Aliyah Rises

7 09 2019

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ALIYAH RISES BY 30%: Jewish aliya (immigration) to Israel rose by nearly 30% in the first half of 2019 over the same period last year. The sharp increase in newcomers, 16,005 arrivals, has been attributed to Russian speakers from countries facing financial problems, nationalism, and crackdowns on civil liberties. The majority of immigrants came from Russia, where aliyah rose by 72% to 7,884 arrivals this year, and Ukraine, which saw a 9% increase to 3,007 immigrants. (JNN)

“I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not hold them back.’ Bring my sons from afar and my daughters from the ends of the earth.” Isaiah 43:6

What a day to be alive, to see the scattered captives of Israel returning by the millions in our lifetime. It is truly a resurrection miracle. A nation that was exiled, a language that was dead, and a people without hope, are now growing, blossoming, prospering in their own land. Hallelujah! Yehovah God is faithful.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





The “Man in the Bunker”

2 09 2019

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After attacking an Israeli position over the weekend, Hezbollah leader Nasrallah, bragged about Israeli casualties. However, Netanyahu announced their were none, “not even a scratch.” But, my favorite quote from Prime Minister Netanyahu was his firm declaration of Israel’s intent to take action against anything that threatened it.

In a short video, Netanyahu warned Hezbollah leader Sheikh Hassan Nasrallah that Israel had “operated with determination and responsibility. We protected the safety of our citizens and the lives of our soldiers. The man in the bunker in Beirut knows exactly why he’s in a bunker. Israel Hayom

Netanyahu was referring to the fact that Hezbollah’s leader does indeed live in a bunker for fear of his life over several years. Although he denies it, the fact is well documented:

LIFE IN THE BUNKERHezbollah Secretary General Hassan Nasrallah has been living underground for almost five years now, in hideouts that are little known. A fugitive who fears for his life and is committed to his Iranian patrons, he stays deep inside the soil that he claims to have liberated from the Israelis. Nobody knows his whereabouts with the exception of a small group of bodyguards. Ynetnews

Dry Bones Nasrallah Hidey Hole

This is not surprising for Bible students. Yehovah God has that effect on His enemies. He has promised to defend Israel and one way is to put the terror and fear of Yehovah in their hearts and minds.

They shall go into the holes of the rocks, and into the caves of the earth, from the terror of Yehovah and the glory of His majesty, when He arises to shake the earth mightily. Isaiah 2:19

There they are in great fear, for God is with the generation of the righteous. Psalm 14:5

Put them in fear, O Yehovah, that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah Psalm 9:20

I will send My fear before you, I will cause confusion among all the people to whom you come, and will make all your enemies turn their backs to you. Exodus 23:27

Hallelujah to the living God Yehovah and His Messiah Yeshua! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for 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 a simple explanation, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, I explain it in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





From the River to the Sea!

28 08 2019
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Signs carried and badges worn at the National Demonstration for Palestine in central London on May 11, 2019. (U.K. Campaign Against Antisemitism)

The boycott Israel (BDS) movement (sponsored in Congress by the two Muslim Congresswomen) is not about boycotting Israel. A wave of antisemitism has swept over our college campuses. The main slogan in all the anti-Israel protests is: FREE, FREE, PALESTINE! FROM THE RIVER TO THE SEA, PALESTINE WILL BE FREE. That does not define the West Bank or Gaza, it defines Israel. They mean to have a state called Palestine (which does not yet exist and never has existed in history). This state would be “free of Jews” according to PA leader Mahmoud Abbas. BDS means genocide of the Jews.

The problem with their goal is that it directly contradicts the promises of God in the Bible. Their problem is not with the Jews, but with Yehovah God. Please click on this excellent resource for real facts about Israel’s right to the Land.

Remember to keep praying Psalm 83 which clearly identifies their motives. They don’t just hate the Jews, they hate God Himself!

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You: … Deal with them as with Midian.  Psalm 83:1-5, 9

You will remember how God dealt with the Midianites with Gideon’s 300. The enemy armies turned and fought and killed one another! 120,000 armed enemy soldiers died, along with their leaders. That is how we should pray in our day about Israel’s enemies, that they would fight each other. Actually, that is really happening right now.

Finally, here is the answer to why God limited Gideon to only 300 men:

And Yehovah said to Gideon, “The people who are with you are too many for Me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel claim glory for itself against Me, saying, ‘My own hand has saved me.’ Judges 7:2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for 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.)

 





Priesthood of Believers: OT Concept

24 08 2019

LOLMy last commentary explained that being “grafted in” was an Old Testament concept. Today I will show how the “priesthood of all believers” is also an Old Testament concept. Most modern Christians have replacement theology in their spiritual DNA and mistakenly think everything we need to know is only in the New Testament. The benefit of discovering our Jewish roots deepens our intimacy with God the Father through Yeshua. He came to show us the Father. Understanding Yehovah God’s restoration of Israel is necessary for the fulfillment of “one new man.” Jewish and non-Jewish believers are joined into one through the Messiah. Jesus is not an end in Himself, but the way to the Father:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. John 14:6

The Messiah comes to complete the Father’s will. If you miss this truth you miss intimacy with the Father. Some Christians read the Old Testament to see Jesus there, but my hope is that you see the Father in the New Testament because you know Him in the Old. Most Bible believing Christians know about Peter’s declaration of our priestly calling, which agrees with John in Revelation:

But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light; 1 Peter 2:9

and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood, and has made us kings and priests to His God and Father, to Him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. Revelation 1:5-6 (also Rev. 5:10)

But, here is the “shocker” for most Christians. Yehovah tried to institute the priesthood of all believers in Exodus. When Moses first went up the mountain, God told Moses what He wanted to do with Israel:

“And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” Exodus 19:6

However, when Yehovah God came down upon the mountain in all His Glory, the people were so terrified that they refused God’s intention to speak directly to them in intimacy.

Now all the people witnessed the thunderings, the lightning flashes, the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled and stood afar off. Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”Exodus 20:18-19

Even today most Christians believe God does not speak to them. Yet, He has always wanted to speak intimately to us, but we refuse. Through Jesus, our Messiah, we once again are invited to be a kingdom of priests and a holy nation. Are you ready? Are you willing?

One final thought. The idea that Moses was to hear God for them and then tell them what God said led to a great judgement. It was the beginning of religious hierarchy that still prevails today in both Judaism and Christendom. It is not His will. He wants us all to be priests, not  a special class of just a few leaders of pastors and priests. We are all His ministers, no exceptions! He desires intimacy which each one of His children. He desires to speak to us and with us, so we can speak to the lost world. Now is the time to listen to His voice. Go to Him yourself. Go directly to Him through the blood of the Lamb. Sit with Him. Enjoy Him. He is still waiting… Enjoy this great Chris Tomlin song.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Grafted In: an Old Testament Concept

20 08 2019
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This is an actual symbol of First Century Jewish believers in Yeshua as the Messiah

Christian believers rejoice in the “grafted in” verse in Romans 11, but what if I told you it comes from God’s prophetic promise to Isaiah? This is developed in depth by Nehemiah Gordon in his video teaching: Minding My Own Business. Seriously, you should watch it. Let’s compare the verses.

But Yehovah will have mercy on the descendants of Jacob. He will choose Israel as his special people once again. He will bring them back to settle once again in their own land. And people from many different nations will come and JOIN them there and unite with the people of Israel. Isaiah 14:1 NLT

The King James says: “strangers will be joined with them”. Nehemiah explains that the Hebrew text comes from a root that literally means “grafted” to Israel. Wow! Here is what Paul says in Romans.

And if some of the branches were broken off, and you, being a wild olive tree, were grafted in among them, and with them became a partaker of the root and fatness of the olive tree, do not boast against the branches. But if you do boast, remember that you do not support the root, but the root supports you. Romans 11:17-18

Romans 11 is a major hinge of history explaining the breaking off of Jewish branches in judgement. That opened the door for the nations to come in, but don’t forget the ultimate event of the Jews being grafted back into their own tree! Hallelujah!

For if you were cut out of the olive tree which is wild by nature, and were grafted contrary to nature into a cultivated olive tree, how much more will these, who are natural branches, be grafted into their own olive tree? Romans 11:24

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Thieves and Robbers

16 08 2019

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Please permit just a few simple thoughts about the U.S. southern border issue. Since today’s candidates seem to dabble in Bible references (mostly inaccurately), consider this.

  1. Borders have legal crossings or gates. Anyone coming another way is illegal. Jesus Himself said:

    “I tell you the truth, anyone who sneaks over the wall of a sheepfold, rather than going through the gate, must surely be a thief and a robber!”  John 10:1

  2. The accusation against the United States of a “lack of compassion for the needy refugees” is a lie against the total history of this country. There has never been such a charitable country in the history of the world. So the condemnation is more like the time that disciples complained about the lavish gift by Mary that “should have been given to the poor.” Sometimes there are higher priorities.

    Meanwhile, Jesus was in Bethany at the home of Simon, a man who had previously had leprosy. While he was eating, a woman came in with a beautiful alabaster jar of expensive perfume and poured it over his head. The disciples were indignant when they saw this. “What a waste!” they said. “It could have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”  Matthew 26:7-8 NLT

  3. Finally, the Bible is quite specific about borders of nations. Who knew that God was interested in such things?

    From one man He created all the nations throughout the whole earth. He decided beforehand when they should rise and fall, and he determined their boundaries.  Acts 17:26

Politicians should not misuse the Bible, but we all must recognize that the Bible is God’s direct guidance to us about His priorities. All of our “rights” come from our merciful and gracious heavenly Father. It is concisely stated in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain. Also, pray for the United States of America, for God’s grace to shower down on us.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





God is Faithful

13 08 2019
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Yeshua Lives! Israel Lives!

The eternal promises of Yehovah God are based entirely on His character of faithfulness. He does not lie, and He keeps His word, even to a thousand generations. I want to look at one promise in Jeremiah that illustrates God’s faithful character. Jeremiah 29 has one of the most quoted verses in the Bible. Yet, it is greatly misunderstood. Christians are quick to jump on verse 11:

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yehovah, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

This text is not a blanket promise that things will always get better for everybody. History and life certainly contradicts that interpretation. So what is the message here that is so encouraging to believers? I see three distinct messages in the context of Jeremiah 29.

  1. First, this is written historically to the specific Jews who were taken away from Jerusalem and Judah in the 70 year-long Babylonian captivity. In verse 11, Jeremiah speaks a literal promise that Yehovah God has not forgotten them. They are to live and thrive in that strange land. Notice this verse:

And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to Yehovah for it; for in its peace you will have peace. Jeremiah 29:7

So verse 11 is a literal promise that God will restore them after 70 years.

  1. Secondly, this promise applies as a general principle of God’s covenant faithfulness, but only to those who believe and follow His ways. In that sense, it applies to us today who love Yehovah and walk in His pathway. However, it cannot be taken as a blanket promise for all people. There is still reaping and sowing and accountability. Judah’s physical and spiritual adultery is why they ended up in Babylon. If you want to claim the promise, you also sign on for the accountability part. So remember that there is a future and a hope….in God!

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13

  1. Thirdly, there is a literal application for Israel today! Yes, it applied to historical Judah. Yes, it applies to believers everywhere who call on Him from the heart. They will find Him. But almost like a verse that doesn’t fit, verse 14 speaks of a different historical period that is way in the future.

I will be found by you, says Yehovah, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yehovah, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29:14

This does not refer to Egypt or Babylon or any limited captivity in a single nation, but to the future great Diaspora (dispersion). It foretells a time when Israel will have been scattered to all the nations of the world. This has been their condition for nearly 2,000 years since the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. BUT GOD! But, Yehovah does not leave them scattered. He has planned one last great regathering of His chosen ones to the PLACE from which they were scattered. We are now eyewitnesses of this great miracle that proves Yehovah’s covenant faithfulness. He is the promise keeping God!

I wrote in my book, Speak To The Dirt!, that God has no Plan B. The church did not replace Israel, we were adopted by the Father and added to the family. If God broke His promise to Israel then we have no logical basis to trust Him to keep His promises to Christians. Ah, but He has kept His Israel promise. He is restoring them to their land, their language, their scriptures, their God and their Messiah. Therefore we trust His promises to us.

Yay God! We are with you. Count us in. We rejoice in the true peace of Jerusalem. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists.     (READ MORE)





Ninth of Av Explained

7 08 2019

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Today’s BDS (boycott, sanction, divest) movement against Israel is nothing new. Here is a news article from 1937 in the build up to WWII. The same tactics are rising today from the same hateful demonic spirit against Jews and against God. This is not about “the West Bank, it is about the Jews and all of Israel. The Palestinian’s main goal is not a state, but the end of the Jewish state. Will the world allow history to repeat itself?

This coming Saturday evening in the Jewish calendar is the start of the ninth of Av, the date in Jewish history that many terrible events took place. Here is just a partial list:

  1. The ten spies with the evil report of the Land to Moses.
  2. Destruction of Solomon’s Temple 587 BC.
  3. Destruction of the Second Temple 70 AD.
  4. Romans crushing of the last Jewish revolt in 135 AD.
  5. Jews expelled from England 1290 AD
  6. Jews expelled from France 1306 AD.
  7. Jews expelled from Spain 1492 AD.
  8. Germany  entered WWI 1914 AD.
  9. Holocaust began (Final Solution) 1941 AD.
  10. Argentina Hezbollah bombing killed 85 in 1994 AD.
  11. Israel withdrawal from Gaza (and Hurricane Katrina began) 2005 AD.
  12. BDS movement (close to that date) in 2005 AD.

COINCIDENCE? Is that enough motivation for us to pray hard this weekend?

Pray especially this week for protection and peace for Jerusalem and for Jews everywhere, because the ninth of Av coincides with a Muslim holiday which often means trouble. Also, please continue to pray for rain in the time of latter rain. The verses below apply to this essay, as well as the terrible shooting in the U.S. recently.

My soul, wait silently for God alone, for my expectation is from Him. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be moved. In God is my salvation and my glory; the rock of my strength, and my refuge, is in God. Trust in Him at all times, you people; pour out your heart before Him; God is a refuge for us. Selah Psalm 62:5-8

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

 

 





“Spontaneous” Gaza riots cancelled for this week

5 08 2019

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This is a true story from our “You can’t make this stuff up” department.

The “spontaneous” Friday riots, where we are told that ordinary Gazans just go on their own to protest (usually) Israeli policies, are being cancelled this week.

The reason given by the National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege, which was published in Hamas newspapers, is because it is the day before Eid al Adha and they wanted their rioters to have a chance to prepare for the holiday.

These riots have been going on every Friday for over a year with casualties on both sides. They are not spontaneous in any way. “Demonstrators” are brought to the area on busses. Even more horrible is the following United Nations finding:

United Nations: Hamas recruits children for terror activity – Special UN report states “children who work for terrorist organizations are exposed to high-level violence and exploitation.” The report detailed the various terrorist organizations which recruit children, including Hamas and Hezbollah. The report confirmed that children in Gaza and Judea and Samaria have been recruited by Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other terrorist groups.

Finally, last Friday a Nazi flag was raised at the Gaza riots. It was not the first time.

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At the weekly Hamas-led March of Return riots, protesters displayed their true nature when they unfurled a large flag with a Nazi Swastika. 

On Friday, approximately 6,000 angry rioters challenged the security fence protecting Israel’s southern border. The rioters used slings to hurl stones at IDF troops as well as firebombs and improvised explosive devices. The soldiers responded with non-lethal riot-dispersal means. the Algemeiner

Ironically, Hamas issued an English language statement opposing the flags. However, their reason was that it hurt their cause, not that they rejected Nazism. Also, that it was “exploited by the Israeli occupation to distort our struggle for freedom and independence.” Right. Hamas is in complete independent control of Gaza and they are responsible for the lack of freedom of their people. Their “struggle” for freedom refers to taking over all of Israel and the genocide of the Jews. It’s in the Hamas Charter.

For more on the Palestinian connection to Hitler, click on this picture.

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Haj Amin el-Husseini, better known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, with Nazi SS officers in November 1943. (Credit: German Federal Archives/JNS.)

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:4-5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the right timing.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Israel Defends America

29 07 2019

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This cartoon reminds me of a T-shirt I purchased on my first trip to Israel in 1984. It pictured an Israeli fighter jet with the caption: “Don’t worry America, Israel is behind you!”

Of course the U.S. is much more powerful than Israel’s military, but there is a real connection here that must not be overlooked. Even with our mighty power, we will fall as all the other world empires have fallen, if we ever turn our back on Israel.

The cartoon refers to last week’s successful test of the Arrow 3 missile system developed jointly by Israel and the U.S.

Netanyahu lauds joint operation, saying system successfully intercepted ballistic missiles in space “at unprecedented altitudes and speeds. … They were successful beyond any imagination. The Arrow 3 – with complete success – intercepted ballistic missiles beyond the atmosphere at unprecedented altitudes and speeds,” the premier said. Times of Israel

The back story to the name, Arrow, for the new system is interesting. When Eliezer ben Yehuda was resurrecting the Hebrew language in the last century, he was particularly challenged to find Biblical roots for modern words. So for “missile” he chose the Biblical root of the Hebrew word for “arrow.” Now it has come full circle that Israel’s newest missile is named “Arrow.” How cool is that?

There is a great book about the rebirth of Hebrew available free on the internet. It is call Tongue of the Prophets by Robert St. John. It is a biography of Eliezer ben Yehuda (1858-1922).

For then I will restore to the peoples a pure language, that they all may call on the name of Yehovah, to serve Him with one accord.

Sing, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O Israel! Be glad and rejoice with all your heart, O daughter of Jerusalem! Yehovah has taken away your judgments, He has cast out your enemy. The King of Israel, Yehovah, is in your midst; You shall see disaster no more. In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem: “Do not fear; Zion, let not your hands be weak. ​Yehovah your God in your midst, the Mighty One, will save; He will rejoice over you with gladness, He will quiet you with His love, He will rejoice over you with singing. I will gather those who sorrow over the appointed assembly, who are among you, To whom its reproach is a burden. Behold, at that time I will deal with all who afflict you; I will save the lame, and gather those who were driven out; I will appoint them for praise and fame ​in every land where they were put to shame. At that time I will bring you back, even at the time I gather you; for I will give you fame and praise among all the peoples of the earth, when I return your captives before your eyes,” says Yehovah. Zephaniah 3:9 & 14-20

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.)





Moses, Netanyahu, and the Rebellion of Korah

25 07 2019

MosesIs there a similarity between Moses and Prime Minister Netanyahu, and for that matter also President Trump? There is an intriguing article in this month’s Israel Today Magazine, an Israeli Messianic based publication.

Korah and his clan recently made headlines in the Israeli media, and not just because of the weekly Torah portion. Korah’s rebellion against Moses is regarded as the first political opposition in the Bible. It is now being compared with the almost obsessive opposition to Israel’s current national leader, Benjamin Netanyahu. “Anyone but Moses” was the rallying cry at that time. Today, it’s “Anyone but Bibi.” Israel Today

The conflict in politics today in the U.S. and in Israel is closer than you may think to the rebellion in Moses’ day. First, a disclaimer: We do not agree with every decision of the PM or of Israel. They make wrong-headed decisions just like anyone else. However, let’s look at the real issue of Korah’s objection to the leadership of Moses.

Korah made a simple “democratic” point. To paraphrase verse 13: “Who died and made you king?” His contention was that everybody is equal and he accused Moses of exalting himself above the people. Was Korah correct?

Now Korah the son of Izhar, the son of Kohath, the son of Levi, with Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, and On the son of Peleth, sons of Reuben, took men; and they rose up before Moses with some of the children of Israel, two hundred and fifty leaders of the congregation, representatives of the congregation, men of renown. They gathered together against Moses and Aaron, and said to them, “You take too much upon yourselves, for all the congregation is holy, every one of them, and Yehovah is among them. Why then do you exalt yourselves above the assembly of Yehovah?” Numbers 16:1-3

Notice that the 250 leaders were “representatives of the congregation,” sort of like Congress? But the point is that they rejected the legitimacy of Moses and Aaron. So the only question is simple. Did Moses exalt himself or was he placed there by the Almighty Yehovah God? In their case it was settled overnight. Unfortunately, today it takes accusation, litigation, investigation and then it is finally settled by an election. Here is the rest of the story.

And Moses said: “By this you shall know that Yehovah has sent me to do all these works, for I have not done them of my own will. If these men die naturally like all men, or if they are visited by the common fate of all men, then Yehovah has not sent me. But if Yehovah creates a new thing, and the earth opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into the pit, then you will understand that these men have rejected Yehovah.”

Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly. Numbers 16:28-33

I dare you to read all of Numbers 16 with a heart open to the Holy Spirit and open to the God who is holy.

Are Netanyahu and Trump better than other men? NO! Are they raised up to their places by the hand of Yehovah? Yes. If true, then watch God defend them and deal with their enemies.

One more disclaimer: I could be wrong. But it will become clear soon. In the meantime, I pray for both leaders and both nations that evil principalities will be bound and their evil plots be exposed for all to see. I pray this in the mighty name of Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus, the Son of God.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 

 





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







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