Israel Election Update

4 03 2020

Israel election 2020The good news is a landslide victory for Netanyahu’s right wind/nationalist block. The bad news is that they are three seats short of the 61 necessary to form a government. However, there is real hope that several will flip from the other side because everyone wants to avoid a fourth election.

Israel Election Results are Not as Close as They Appear 

Netanyahu: Personal Victory, Political Uncertainty 

Netanyahu’s personal victory proved that the people want him to continue as Prime Minister even though he is facing trial in two weeks on trumped up charges pushed by his political opponents. He completely denies any wrong doing and declares he will be vindicated. This is so much like the impeachment hoax against President Trump. It seems obvious to me that it is far beyond politics. It is spiritual war in the heavenlies.

Our prayers are required more than ever for Yehovah God’s will to be seen. He is the defender of the falsely accused. It is the time of Israel’s favor, not curse. America will share in the favor because we are blessing Israel through the Trump Administration. This is not politics as usual, it is spiritual.

As we enter the Purim season once again (sundown March 9), we renew our petitions to our Father God. “Bind the deceitful spirit of Haman in both countries, and expose his evil plots!” 

The so-called “priestly blessing” is quite appropriate. God speaks directly to Moses as to how to bless Israel. The last verse explains the specific transaction intended by God. Speaking these specific words have the effect of placing God’s name, Yehovah, on His people as the means of blessing them! It is clear that His purpose was not accomplished with the generic word, “‘Lord,” but His name in itself conveys the blessing, protection, and favor.

And Yehovah spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them: “Yehovah bless you and keep you; ​Yehovah make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you; ​Yehovah lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ’ So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27

It is critical to use the actual name of Yehovah, rather than the generic term which could refer to any random god or human. Please check out my explanation below.

Pray for the elections, abundant rain, and 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.)





Bible Voting + Israel Virus Vaccine!

29 02 2020

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ISRAEL NEWS FLASH! Before my thoughts on voting, there is great news from Israel. Scientists have been working for four years on a vaccine for coronavirus in chickens that can be adapted for humans, and they are only weeks away. Praise the Lord! Pray for a total breakthrough. Israel continues to be a blessing for the nations. 

Israeli scientists: ‘In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine’ – JPost

About Voting: My plan was to prepare a Biblical voting guide for this year, but I found a list already completed that works. Thank you, Linda, for sending it to me. The irony is that it was already attacked online before I used it. That’s good, because now I can refute the accusation that “the Bible verses were cherry-picked to confirm my own bias.”

About BiasIt is accepted truth that everyone is biased. The key is to know the bias of your source. My bias is not Republican or Democrat, but the Bible. I don’t start with my party and then “cherry-pick” verses. My Bible knowledge informs my choices. Therefore the above positions flow from the Bible and not vice versa. I could add a number of other issues, and I will this summer when the party platforms are released. For instance, “national borders”  was God’s idea (Acts 17:26), not globalism.

What I asks is that you pray about your choices, but especially that you be sure to vote! There were 20 million evangelical Christians who did not vote last time! Imagine the results if we all voted this time. Please pray and vote!

Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men,  for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,  1 Timothy 2:1-3

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain,

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Cool Israeli Election Ad

24 02 2020

This is he best Netanyahu Israeli election campaign ad yet! Only eight days until the third election in a year demands this change of pace ad. In Israel he is widely known by his nickname, Bibi, which is used in this video. Humor, positivity and truth always works best (with a nod to the Beatles). I am praying for a miraculous victory for a strong conservative and godly  government for Israel.

Seriously, we need to pray for Israeli election coming just next week (Monday March 2). I favor Prime Minister Benjamin (Bibi) Netanyahu, but my prayer is for Yehovah God’s choice.

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. Daniel 2:20-21

Pray for peace, pray for the election and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Israel’s Desert Forests

18 02 2020

 

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One reason I pray for rain in Israel is because of a promise that applies to Israel’s desert. The Bible says the desert will blossom like a rose.

For Yehovah will comfort Zion,
He will comfort all her waste places;
He will make her wilderness like Eden,
And her desert like the garden of Yehovah;
Joy and gladness will be found in it,
Thanksgiving and the voice of melody. Isaiah 51:3

Israel’s Negev Desert is the only desert in the world that is shrinking. That is mostly because of Israel’s system of drip irrigation, as they take over more and more of the desert. However, the promise of God is that the desert itself will blossom.

Israeli researchers grow new date plants from 2,000-year-old seeds

Six saplings sprout from ancient kernels gathered at Judean archaeological sites; scientists hope to pollinate female plants and produce fruit. Times of Israel

What you may not know, is that the Negev Desert is full of all kinds of seeds. Did you know that it used to be a forest? In the Judgment of Israel spoken of in Ezekiel 20, God refers to the forests of the Negev.

“Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest land, the South,” Ezekiel 20:46

The Hebrew word translated South in English is Negev. That is exactly the area that is now desert, but used to be forests! All God needs to do is add water!

Pray For Rain, and pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists.





Israel’s Future is Now

14 02 2020

Land promise

Much remains of the promises to Israel, but much is now happening. Some Christians have been tainted by replacement theology, that the church has replaced Israel in God’s plan. That is a grave error. The future promises to Israel are seen in the present. Just consider this one passage (of many):

“Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: ‘Now I will bring back the captives of Jacob, and have mercy on the whole house of Israel; and I will be jealous for My holy name— after they have borne their shame, and all their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, when they dwelt safely in their own land and no one made them afraid. When I have brought them back from the peoples and gathered them out of their enemies’ lands, and I am hallowed in them in the sight of many nations, then they shall know that I am Yehovah their God, who sent them into captivity among the nations, but also brought them back to their land, and left none of them captive any longer. And I will not hide My face from them anymore; for I shall have poured out My Spirit on the house of Israel,’ says the Lord Yehovah.” Ezekiel 39:25-29

Look at what God will do for them AFTER He brings them back from among the nations. Notice that Yehovah uses both terms, Jacob and Israel. He clearly did not mean the church. We may call ourselves “spiritual Israel,” but not “spiritual Jacob.” He clearly means physical Israel that was scattered to the nations.

  1. They will hallow Him, see Him as Holy, once again.
  2. They will know Him as Yehovah.
  3. They will realize He is the one who sent them into captivity.
  4. They will also know that He is the one who brought them back.
  5. He will leave none of them captive.
  6. He will not hide His face from them anymore.
  7. He will pour out His Spirit on them.

Hallelujah to the faithful God who keeps His covenants even to a thousand generations!

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





The Mule on the Go!

11 02 2020

Michael MKMToday is a little something different. I am working on writing a biography of my dear friend, Michael Masambu of Kenya. After the great Kenya youth conference headed by him in December, he was physically exhausted. I was honored to speak there to 4,800 youth and was likewise spent. So, today I’m sharing his Facebook comment, posted shortly after the meetings.

Owing to my background – my difficult childhood, I am this person that thinks I must work for the next meal. I worked for the next meal at a very tender age. I worked for the next meal under harsh conditions. I worked for my notebook, for my pensil and for my pen 🖋. I could only move to the next level if I worked. I ate because I had worked. I bought a shirt because I worked for it. My parents didn’t provide much because dad was too old and mom was too poor and over burdened. I worked to pay for my High School and College. I worked as a carpenter. I made beds, I made chairs, I made all manner of furniture. I overworked! I hurt my chest.

I am a pathfinder. I am a ground breaker. This is what life has given me. Today I realize things changed the day He became my Dad. He doesn’t grow old. He is the same Yesterday today and forever. He budgets for His kids. I am His Kid. If His Kid, then all my needs are made! What I have today came from him. What I need tomorrow will come from Him. It is my duty to be found by Him. He is Elshadai! He is Yehovah Yireh! Learn to trust him. Being a mule on the go always is denying that He cares.Yet He truly cares! Rest. Wait upon him. Those who wait upon the Lord shall be Strengthened. Hallelujah. Free at last! Free at last! MKM

I thank God for Michael and his dear wife, Sarah. Let’s pray for them as they continue in the Father’s vineyard.

But those who wait on Yehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.  Isaiah 40:31

Pray for Kenya, pray for Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Palestinian Confusion

8 02 2020

Dry Bones curiouser

The Trump peace deal has exposed deep differences among Palestinian Arabs in Israel. My last post exposed the lie about “Palestinians.” The above cartoon from my friend Yaakov Kirschen points out the dilemma facing Arab Palestinians in the West Bank. The Bible calls this area Judea and Samaria. Here is more from a recent article.

The Real Reason Arabs In Israel Do Not Want to Live In ‘Palestine’The main reason Arabs in Israel are afraid of becoming Palestinian citizens is because they know that the Palestinian state will be anything but democratic. Many Arab citizens of Israel see how Palestinians living under the Palestinian Authority (PA) in the West Bank and Hamas in the Gaza Strip are subject to human rights violations on a daily basis. In Israel, Arab citizens participate in the general elections and have their own representatives in the Knesset. In the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, Palestinians have been deprived of free and fair elections since January 2006.

President Abbas of the Palestinian Authority is now in the 16th year of his four year term. I’m not kidding. He is 84, in failing health, and has named no successor. He has said he will die before giving up any part of “Palestine” which he says is “from the river to the sea.” This is the chant heard on college campuses around the world. Don’t hold your breath waiting for him to make peace with Israel.

We need to pray for the helpless Palestinian people. They need the Messiah Yeshua as much as the rest of us. God is blessing Israel and will increase favor. The best hope for Palestinians is to be granted Israeli citizenship and to worship Yehovah, God of Israel.

“Thus you shall divide this land among yourselves according to the tribes of Israel. It shall be that you will divide it by lot as an inheritance for yourselves, and for the strangers who dwell among you and who bear children among you. They shall be to you as native-born among the children of Israel; they shall have an inheritance with you among the tribes of Israel. And it shall be that in whatever tribe the stranger dwells, there you shall give him his inheritance,” says the Lord Yehovah. Ezekiel 47:21-23

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                         (Read more)








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