HIS-Story

9 11 2018

j0309700The only accurate way to look at the history of the world, is to see it as God’s story. The written records of history from fossils to the Bible all tell one single narrative. It’s HIS-story. In fact, the best way to view the Bible, is as God’s recording of history, much of it even before it happens in our time/space continuum.

My friend, Rick Heeren, inspired me to write this blog from an important view of the Torah that we both share. The Torah (aka the Old Testament) was not cancelled when Yeshua/Jesus came as the Messiah. He was the Promised One to Abraham and all generations. His appearance brought to pass much of what was promised to the Fathers and the Prophets.

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven. Do not think that I came to destroy the Law or the Prophets. I did not come to destroy but to fulfill. For assuredly, I say to you, till heaven and earth pass away, one jot or one tittle will by no means pass from the law till all is fulfilled. Matthew 5:16-18

Notice the phrase “jot or tittle.” Jesus knew exactly what he said, because He was referring literally to the tiniest letter (yod) and the tiniest marks in the writing of Hebrew letters. What an amazing confirmation by Jesus, that every word God spoke will come to pass to the most exact detail! Listen to Joshua, a forerunner of Yeshua/Jesus:

“Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth. And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one thing has failed of all the good things which Yehovah your God spoke concerning you. All have come to pass for you; not one word of them has failed.” Joshua 23:14

Therefore know that Yehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; Deuteronomy 7:9

Yet, the narrative did not end there. Even today much remains to be fulfilled, that was sworn by Yehovah God, to Abraham thousands of years ago. My favorite example is Psalm 102, which I call The Holocaust Psalm. The first eleven verses are a graphic literal description of the Holocaust. Then, verse 13 clearly states:

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

This also is readily seen in history. From 70 AD (the destruction of the 2nd Temple by the Romans) until 1948, the Jews never won a war. Since the rebirth of Israel immediately after the Holocaust, according to HIS-story, the Jews have never lost a war. Only Yehovah, the faithful God, could accomplish such a continuing miracle up to today. If one tries to predict the future, he only need consult the Bible as a continuing literal historical narrative. SELAH

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





Native American Historic Forgiveness

25 10 2016

all-tribes“TODAY MAY GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY.” An extraordinary event happened in Washington, DC last Friday while no one was watching. Representatives of nearly all native American nations gathered for one purpose in prayer led by Chief Dr. Negiel Big Pond. They were there to declare forgiveness to the United States of America for all the  treaties broken by the US. If you don’t know the history, almost every treaty was broken. The US government has a miserable record toward the sovereign Indian nations.

Chiefs and leaders from 1,000 tribes met to simply forgive. The US did not ask for it. Indian leaders initiated it out of Christian love, as a way to remove America from the righteous consequences of broken governmental vows. This is is their statement:

“We, the All Tribes DC Council invite all Tribes and Nations to join us on October 21, 2016 at the Washington Memorial in Washington, DC to release the power of forgiveness and to bring healing and restoration to America.
As indigenous people of this land, we carry a governmental responsibility to bring a Nation back to its ordained purpose. A representation of Nations within a Nation, we believe in an outcome that will yield a bountiful harvest of souls through the power of forgiveness.
This is the first time in the history of America that the First Nations people will lead a National Day of Prayer for the healing of this Great Country. It’s time for us to take our rightful place in the Body of Christ and lead this Great Awakening!” All Tribes DC

All Tribes D.C. National Day of Prayer for the First Nations • Oct. 21, 2016 Here is a listing of the tribes. http://www.alltribesdc.org/

Facebook videos of the event: https://www.facebook.com/alltribesdc/ 

NATIVE AMERICAN INDIAN TRIBES FORGIVING U.S.A. FOR EVERY BROKEN TREATY  (a full report from Rick Joyner)

TODAY MAY GO DOWN AS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT IN AMERICAN HISTORY. Very few may even know that anything special happened. Jesus even said that the kingdom came “without observation,” or unnoticed. Some of the greatest things happen that way, and only a very few who have their eyes open, and are looking in the right direction, see them. So what is happening today that is so special?

One Thousand North American Indian Tribes from the U.S. and Canada are sponsoring a special ceremony on the Mall in Washington to forgive the U.S. Government for all of its broken treaties. In Scripture, breaking a vow or treaty brings a curse on the land, and the U.S. Government broke every treaty it made with the Native American Tribes. Chief Negiel Bigpond, the primary coordinator for this event, told me that they were going to forgive the U.S. whether we asked for it or not, simply because they do not want our country to suffer the consequences of this any longer. This is one of the most noble acts of true Christian charity I have ever heard of by any people group.

Have we suffered because of the curse that comes when we break an agreement? We have suffered profoundly, and virtually every major crisis America is facing right now is a reflection of the crisis on that the Native Americans have endured on the reservations that were directly caused by the broken treaties. A couple of years ago Chief Bigpond shared about a ten minute address with a room full of high impact leaders and some world class thinkers, which he titled, “Welcome to the Reservation.” He connected all of the crises we had been discussing to what they faced on the reservations, and when he finished it shut down the meeting as no one else there wanted to speak after such a profound revelation, besides, we had possibly the most important answer to the crises.
This is very real. National injustices are a major issue we’re facing now whether we want to or not, and this is a big one. We will continue on the road to oblivion if we do not consequences of injustices that were sometimes done generations ago, but are still a festering, infected would that is poisoning the whole body.
I’ve known Negiel for many years, and I’ve never seen him ever display a victim mentality, or bitterness. I call him “the happiest Indian” and I think he may be. He’s a transcendent leader and thinker of such stature possibly because he does not waste his time on pettiness, and he so easily forgives. I once asked Chief Bigpond if he was offended by the Washington Redskins name, and his reply was, “Only when they play bad.” One thousand tribes are going to forgive us today simply because they don’t want us to suffer for wrongs done to them. Have you ever heard of anything so noble? How would our world change if we all started to think like that? ~ Rick Joyner

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,” Matthew 5:44

“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.” Matthew 6:14

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (Read more)

 





Don’t Feed the Animals

23 09 2016

don't feedThe food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever in its history.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals,” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves. (Thanks to Dave McCurdy for this.)

Does anyone notice a disconnect here?

This bothers me on three levels. First, is the obvious fact that our government is systematically creating total dependence on its services. Between welfare and government employees, 50% of Americans now depend directly on the government for their “daily bread”. The transfer from depending on God to man is breathtakingly arrogant, and is accelerating.

Second, this creates a “demanding spirit”. Derek Prince, Bible teacher and mentor, used a profound phrase: “You can never satisfy a demanding spirit”. A genuine, sincere request can be answered. But once people get something for nothing, they always want more.Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20 There is a satanic spirit behind the demands. It is also illustrated in the demands of terrorists. All attempts to meet their demands are only answered with more demands. Appeasement is a dead end.

Third, never cast your pearls before swine. Jesus taught, that not valuing your gestures, they would turn and attack you! Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6

There is a place for food stamps for truly needy people, but it should have the goal of independence rather than unending dependence. The same can be said of nearly unlimited unemployment benefits. There are now operational plans where the benefits lead to actual employment. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

(This post is from Best of Elisha Vision – March 1, 2012)





Come Join Our Israel Tour – February

9 09 2014
HE IS NOT HERE. HE IS RISEN

HE IS NOT HERE. HE IS RISEN

12 Day Israel Tour – Feb 10-21, 2015

 

Day 1 Tuesday Feb 10 

Depart USA (Philadelphia) on US Air 9:10pm

Day 2 Wednesday February 11

Arrive Tel Aviv 3:10pm

Joppa- Jonah’s‘s experience

Overnight – Tel Aviv-Dan Panorama Hotel

http://www.danhotels.com/TelAvivHotels/DanPanoramaTelAvivHotel/index.htm?gclid=CMCoyaDfqrYCFQWxnQoddE8AaQ

Day 3 Thursday February 12

Visit Dugit Messianic bookstore

Caesarea –Cornelius

Mount Carmel-Elijah

Megiddo-Armageddon (Rev 16:13-16)

Overnight- Galilee –Caesar Hotel Tiberius

http://www.caesarhotels.co.il/en/caesar-premier-hotel-tiberias

Day 4 Friday February 13

Mount Arbel overlook

Sail on the Sea of Galilee-Peter’s faith

Capernaum-Peter’s mother-in –law healed

Mount of Beatitudes- Blessed are the”

Peter of Primacy- Feed my sheep-Jn 21

Jordan River

Overnight- Galilee

Day 5 Saturday February 14

Tel Dan- Judges gate & Abraham’s gate

Caesarea Philippi- Peter’s great confession

Golan Heights & Bental- former Syrian bunkers

Overnight- Galilee

Day 6 Sunday February 15

Bet Shean- Saul & his sons 1 Sam 31

Qumran- finding of the Dead Sea Scrolls

En Gedi-David penned the psalms here

Float in Dead Sea

Overnight- Dead Sea – David Red Sea Resort & Spa

http://www.david-deadsea.com/

Day 7  Monday February 16

Masada- King Herod’s Fortress

Walk DOWN Roman ramp
Lunch @ Kfar Hanokdim-and camels
Beersheva-Abraham & Abimelech oath
Valley of Elah-David vs Goliath

Overnight- Jerusalem-Leonardo Plaza Hotel (Short walk to Old City)

http://www.leonardo-hotels.com/israel-hotels/jerusalem-hotels/plaza-hotel-jerusalem

Day 8 Tuesday February 17

Mount of Olives-Triumphal Entry

Garden of Gethsemane-Yeshua agony

Kidron Valley-Absalom’s treason

House of Caiaphas-Peter denied Yeshua 3 x

Afternoon – Bethlehem & Church of the Nativity
Shepherds Field

Olive Wood shopping

Overnight- Jerusalem

Note: All sights will be visited. The sequence of sights can be changed by the tour guide.

Day 9 Wednesday February 18

City of David-King David’s “ palace “

City of David movie

Hezekiah’s tunnel-2 Kings 20:20

(wet or dry tunnel- bring a flashlight)

Pool of Siloam- John 9

Southern Excavations-Jesus taught as a child

Davidson Center & movie

Western Wall Tunnel

Mount Zion-Last Supper/ Passover

Upper Room-Pentecost

Walk thru Jewish Quarter

Overnight- Jerusalem

Day 10 Thursday February 19

Free day to explore the old city on your own. Shop in the ancient bazaars, walk the citadel walls. Visit museums. Enjoy your day

Overnight- Jerusalem

Day 11 Friday February 20

Holy Land Model

Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial
Pool of Bethesda–Yeshua healed man-ill for 38 yrs

Antonia Fortress-Herod’s Fortress-

Garden Tomb Celebration

Farewell dinner

Flight departs 11:30pm

Day 12 Saturday February 21

Arrive Philly 5:20am

Full of wonderful memories of Eretz Israel, and Jerusalem, the Land He calls His own, and the “apple of his eye”

 

Please click on the Menu bar above “2015 Israel Tour” for registration and other information.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Odd Way to Worship

6 09 2012

 

Today’s cartoon is not about Islam. It is about Islamism, the international, antisemitic, anti-female, anti-freedom, anti-western, fascist movement that is now out of control and infecting Muslims around the world …and inciting them to kill. Islamism is the enemy that the world refuses to name. (Yaakov Kirschen -Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973)

One of the most encouraging signs of the end of this age is revealed in this cartoon and the commentary by the cartoonist. For many years I proclaimed that Israel and the church were on parallel tracks. However, the Lord corrected me a few years ago. They are not parallel (meaning they would never meet) but they are merging. Mr. Kirschen is an Israeli who is asking the right question. He illustrates that the god of Islam is different in character from the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Christians and Jews preach that God is love. Islam’s god is primarily a god of War. Our God is a Father. The Koran adamantly and utterly rejects that its god could, or ever would be a father. It is considered blasphemy.

Therefore, I rejoice to see this step toward the reconciliation destined for Jews and Christians.

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4

Please keep me in prayer as I minister in Idaho the next two weeks. Thank you.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





Jordan On the Brink

18 04 2012

Jordan has banned the Muslim Brotherhood in the Kingdom as a political party. The King is also trying to forge a separation between Jordanians and Palestinians. Psalm 83 comes into sharper focus with Jordan’s latest moves. King Abdullah II is feeling the heat of the Arab Spring. After maintaining a low profile in the year since the Arab Spring blossomed and then exploded in the Middle East, Jordan is now in the cross-hairs of the Muslim Brotherhood.

The Jordanian Parliament did not ban the MB by name, but banned all political parties based on religion. This shrewd move cuts off the method of using a different name for the party as the Muslim Brotherhood did in Egypt, naming themselves the “Freedom and Justice Party”. In Gaza, the offshoot slowly became Hamas.

Some 70% of Jordan’s citizens are Palestinians, complicating the King’s dilemna. “In a surprise move, Jordan has decided to revoke the Jordanian citizenship of Palestinian Authority and PLO officials, sources in Amman disclosed Wednesday.” Will the Palestinian flag fly over Jordan?

In 2009, Amman quietly began revoking the Jordanian citizenship of thousands of Palestinians, triggering strong protests from human rights organizations and pro-Palestinian groups around the world. Over the past year, Jordan has witnessed increased demands for reforms and democracy. The “Arab Spring” that has been sweeping the Arab world has prompted thousands of Jordanians to take to the streets every week to demand real changes and freedoms. (Jerusalem Post)

Psalm 83 lists the countries attacking Israel in the next war, including Jordan. Since the King is pro-Western, something will happen to line up Jordan with the confederacy against Israel. This is another step in that direction. The King will do all he can to avoid it, but the Brotherhood will not take this ban easily. Expect more protests and increasing violence against the Kingdom of Jordan in the very near future. Pray for the safety and protection of King Abdullah and his family. He has been a good friend to the West.

In the end, however, it is Yehovah God and His plan that will prevail, as Daniel reminds us:

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

 





Don’t Feed the Animals

1 03 2012

The food stamp program, part of the Department of Agriculture, is pleased to be distributing the greatest amount of food stamps ever in its history.

Meanwhile, the Park Service, also part of the Department of Agriculture, asks us to “Please Do Not Feed the Animals,” because the animals may grow dependent and not learn to take care of themselves. (Thanks to Dave McCurdy for this.)

Does anyone notice a disconnect here?

This bothers me on three levels. First, is the obvious fact that our government is systematically creating total dependence on its services. Between welfare and government employees, 50% of Americans now depend directly on the government for their “daily bread”. The transfer from depending on God to man is breathtakingly arrogant, and is accelerating.

Second, this creates a “demanding spirit”. Derek Prince, Bible teacher and mentor, used a profound phrase: “You can never satisfy a demanding spirit”. A genuine, sincere request can be answered. But once people get something for nothing, they always want more. Hell and Destruction are never full; So the eyes of man are never satisfied. Proverbs 27:20 There is a satanic spirit behind the demands. It is also illustrated in the demands of terrorists. All attempts to meet their demands are only answered with more demands. Appeasement is a dead end.

Third, never cast your pearls before swine. Jesus taught, that not valuing your gestures, they would turn and attack you! Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you. Matthew 7:6

There is a place for food stamps for truly needy people, but it should have the goal of independence rather than unending dependence. The same can be said of nearly unlimited unemployment benefits. There are now operational plans where the benefits lead to actual employment. For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat. 2 Thessalonians 3:10

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)





The Israel Reflex

3 09 2011

Like a lion, Israel crouches and lies down; like a lioness, who dares to arouse her? Blessed is everyone who blesses you, O Israel, and cursed is everyone who curses you. — Even if Balak were to give me his palace filled with silver and gold, I would be powerless to do anything against the will of Yehovah. I told you that I could say only what Yehovah says! Numbers 24:9 & 13 NLT

Neutrality disappears in most discussions about Israel. The lines are being drawn throughout the world regarding Israel’s existence. Polarization is the norm. I boldly proclaim my Christian Zionism. God gave the title-deed to Israel, end of story. The Bible is quite clear. Those who reject the accuracy and authority of Scripture have recused themselves from truth. Truth is not an opinion, it is the person of Jesus the Messiah. Balaam, in the above quote, conceded the point.

The Israel Reflex manifests at the mere mention of Israel, Jerusalem or Zionism. People either love or hate Israel. We might call it the Israel Reflux Disease. (Read the first paragraph in this link). There is an old illustration of two barrels filled to the brim, one with honey, the other acid. If you kick the honey barrel, honey overflows, while kicking the acid only spills acid. Application: You find out what you are filled with when you are kicked. The earthshaking prophetic events now occurring reveal the lovers of God and the haters. There will be no middle ground. Know God, know truth. No god, no truth.

This week I pondered the interview of Chuck Pierce by Sid Roth on Sid’s TV show, It’s Supernatural. Each made a point worth sharing. Chuck observed that President Obama’s anti-Israel declaration on May 19 would come back on the United States in a specific judgement. God “would start looking at America based upon how America would align with Israel.” The Obama Administration demanded that Israel go back to the pre-1967  borders. Chuck explained that the US demand will bounce back on us: “It will cause racism to rise up – back to 1967.” Imagine the trouble coming to our land as the growing racial tension breaks out into violence and rebellion. This is a time to pray for our nation and beseech God’s blessing and purpose for Israel.

Later in the show, Sid Roth shared an interpretation of Matthew 25:40 that was new to me. And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’Forty years of my preaching yielded only two views of this verse. The broad meaning was caring for all mankind as brothers. The narrower application was to care for all believers in particular. Now I see a third and more literal reading of this verse. Sid explained that in Matthew, the 25th chapter, there’s a separation between goats and sheep. There are goat nations and sheep nations. A goat nation has a mind of its own. A sheep nation follows the shepherd. And in Matthew 25:40, we know the one sin that causes a nation to be a goat nation or a sheep nation. The one sin is, “As you have done unto the least of these, my brethren,” and in the Greek, the word “brethren” means “those from the womb”. “As you have done unto the least of these, my physical brethren from the womb, it will be done unto you.” After studying the downloaded transcript, I checked in the Greek and indeed the word brethren does indeed refer to Israel, the physical seed from which Jesus came. Combining this revelation with the lesson of Balaam, gives us both Old and New Testament confirmation of today’s great test for every nation. How do you treat Israel? That is exactly how God will treat you! Amen. Selah.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





Mobs, Riots and Revolution

15 08 2011

Topic 1:  Mob Violence as a Method

This Dry Bones cartoon touches a nerve in a growing trend not only in England, but around the world. We pray it not come to America, but early signs suggest it will come here, too. There is a logical progression in my title today. Mobs without restraint become riots which can lead to full-scale revolution.

Mob rule is nothing more than anarchy. There is vivid historic example in the bloody French Revolution characterized by mob violence and riots as the means of social change. The American revolution, on the other hand, was a unified resistance to tyranny conducted in an orderly and principled manner. The new republic which emerged set the gold standard for true freedom in its Declaration of Independence and the U. S. Constitution.

The best treatment of this subject is in Ann Coulter’s newest book, Demonic. Whatever you may think of her, the case is made with excellence. What makes this her best book….her incisive demonstration that the revolution was the mother of the many totalitarian “revolutions” it spawned in the name of the people, her dissection of the mob mentality that drove it, and her case against today’s American liberals as exemplars of this mob mentality.

She writes that “all the bloody totalitarian dictatorships of the twentieth century have drawn inspiration from Rousseau and the French Revolution.” All the “great liberal ‘reformers’ of the twentieth century, from Lenin to Hugo Chavez,” got their “playbook from :Robespierre” — probably the worst and most radical of the French revolutionaries — “who argued, following Rousseau, that a ‘Republic of Virtue’ could only be achieved by ‘virtue combined with terror.'”

Democrats, says Coulter, “are heirs to the French Revolution, the uprising of a mob,” whereas “conservatives are heirs to the American Revolution and the harmonious order of a republic.” David Limbaugh, Newsmax

Topic 2: Fifteen Days of Doom for Syria

President Obama and the leader of Turkey have set Syrian President Bashar Assad a deadline of Aug. 27 for “extinguishing the popular uprising against his rule and starting to implement genuine democratic reforms.” Are you kidding me? Assad can continue murdering his own people for two more weeks (now over 2,000 but likely double or triple that amount). It may be the most outrageous foreign policy decision yet for the Obama Administration.

It would be like hundreds of terrorists capturing a Chicago mall with several thousand hostages. With the National Guard and SWAT teams in place surrounding the mall, the terrorists start killing one hostage every hour. Then the Guard and SWAT Commanders, along with the FBI, announce that the terrorists will have 15 days to finish their murderous reign of terror before any action taken against them. Fifteen days to “extinguish” the uprising in Syria translated means: We will do nothing to stop you for 15 days!

The very next day, Assad increased his attacks! Encouraged by the 15-day leeway granted him by the US President Barak Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Bashar Assad Monday, Aug. 15, sent his tanks backed by mechanized infantry into Homs, a town of 1.5 million inhabitants.

“The word of Yehovah came to me a second time saying, ‘What do you see?’ and I said, ‘I see a boiling pot, facing away from the north.’ Then Yehovah said to me, ‘Out of the north the evil will break forth on all the inhabitants of the land.’” Jeremiah 1:13, 14

We must pray for mercy and peace in this day of anarchy and revolution. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Pray for the victory coming in the imminent Psalm 83 War. Pray in the name of Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)





How Obama Lost 2012

9 08 2011

Thirty of our best warriors shot down in flames! How should we react? We grieved the loss, but why did it happen? Was it just a lucky shot by the Taliban? Was it God’s fault? Is it ridiculous to consider God in this tragedy? Does the Bible ever apply in real life situations today?

Much has been written about the excessive personal credit taken by President Obama reporting Osama bin Laden’s death. (Compare with President Bush on the capture of Saddam Hussein). We know it was Navy Seals Team 6 that got Osama. How quickly the same team makes headlines again, this time in the spectacular loss of 22 of their own.

There is an eerily appropriate comparison in the Bible when Joshua led Israel into the Promised Land. Jericho fell without a shot, through the fear of Yehovah, as He gave supernatural victory. However one Israelite, named Achan, kept some of the spoil that God had banned. Achan coveted the gold and silver and hid it in his tent. You discover in the reading of Joshua 7 that Israel lost 36 men in their next battle against a weaker city, Ai.

Joshua’s response was to fall on his face before God inquiring what happened and God answered: Israel has sinned, and they have also transgressed My covenant which I commanded them. For they have even taken some of the accursed things, and have both stolen and deceived; and they have also put it among their own stuff. Joshua 7:11

I see this parallel with our loss of 30 troops, including 22 from Seal Team 6. We should repent and ask God what happened. Setting aside the literal idea of a Seal stealing something from Osama’s compound, I see a major sin of personal pride in the way our President took too much personal credit. One could make the case that he stole the glory that should have been given in thanks to Yehovah God. Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall. Proverbs 16:18. Let the Holy Spirit bear witness. This is more than politics. It is also not about one speech, but a pattern of arrogance laced throughout the Obama presidency. It is about our nation’s future and the nature of leadership. Jesus was clear about His attitude: The Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many. Matthew 20:28

If President Obama is not re-elected, he will have no one to blame but himself.

Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. Philippians 2:5-7. 

Let all who follow Jesus have the same attitude Jesus had.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists    (READ MORE)





Syria On the Brink

12 07 2011

Yesterday a pro-government mob attacked and actually broke into the US Embassy in Damascus, Syria. They also attacked the French Embassy but were repelled using live fire. So where was the security for the US? US embassy staff sheltered in a fortified wing of the mission as pro-Assad militiamen wrecked the mission’s equipment raised the Syrian flag and smeared offensive graffiti on the walls while Syrian security forces stood by and did nothing. (Debka File report). Hillary Clinton castigated the Syrians for not protecting our Embassy! We have Marines there, why did they not defend it? Any embassy is sovereign territory. The United States was invaded and we let them in? Events are unfolding at such a rapid pace that we have trouble keeping up. Our media hardly notices. Last Friday, a half million Syrians demonstrated against their dictator and it was not news here. That followed a 300,000 strong protest the Friday before. Bashir Assad will not go quietly. Unlike others, he has no real friends to take him in and will probably fight to the death. He may wrap himself in the Palestinian flag and attack Israel to save his government.

Now our embassy is attacked by his henchmen. What will happen next? I confess no knowledge of the political choices coming, but I do know exactly what the Bible says will be the final result. Damascus will be destroyed and not be inhabited anymore. It is the oldest (5,000 years) continuously inhabited capital city in the world with some two million residents. It has never been destroyed! Jerusalem has been destroyed at least eleven times. Many prophecies for today are explained away as having already been fulfilled. That device does not work here. How does Damascus fall?

Psalm 83 outlines a war that is about to take place. The invaders are specifically named. When their ancient geographic boundaries are overlaid on the modern nations it includes Gaza, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Syria and Lebanon and possibly Iraq. Add to this the prophecies of Gaza’s destruction and you have the ingredients for a serious conflict. It is not a stretch to see the destruction of Damascus occurring in this scenario. Here are two of the prophecies:

The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1

Damascus has grown feeble; ​​she turns to flee, and fear has seized her. ​​Anguish and sorrows have taken her like a woman in labor. ​​Why is the city of praise not deserted, the city of My joy? ​​Therefore her young men shall fall in her streets, ​​and all the men of war shall be cut off in that day,” says Yehovah of hosts. ​​“I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the palaces of Ben-Hadad.” Jeremiah 49:24-27

Pray for mercy for the people of Syria, that they will turn to Yehovah God and Yeshua ben Yehovah, His Son.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

Also see:Ps 83 War Before Gog & Magog





Arab Spring/Winter War?

30 05 2011

Great Guest Post – by Bill Salas

In a last ditch effort to politically broker a final Arab state called Palestine, U.S. President Barrack Obama showed his Pro-Palestinian trump card. In May, 2011, with his left hand clenched in a seeming show of American solidarity for Israel’s security, Obama snuck his right hand into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cookie jar, and was caught red-handed attempting to pick-pocket Israel’s most prized possession; their homeland.

Obama’s presidential play prompted Netanyahu to push his poker chips forward, lay all his cards on the table, and shout, “ISRAEL’S ALL IN!” Netanyahu seized the opportunity to call the U.S. President’s and Palestinians bluff. The King of Israel revealed his Royal Flush, leaving little wiggle room for future Mideast peace negotiations.

His strict laundry list of conditions hit at the heart of every Palestinian contention. To the Palestinians, this was nothing short of a declaration of war. BY BILL SALAS   (Read entire article now.)

Visit Bill Salas’ Home page. Bill convinced me (along with current events) that Egypt is one of the confederates in the Psalm 83 War, coming soon! My brand new book, Generation LIGHT, reflects this correction.

Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, God’s prayer request in Psalm 122. Have a blessed Memorial Day as we give thanks for our brave men and women in uniform who have given their very lives for our liberty.

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





Palestinian Flag Flies in DC

20 01 2011

President Obama has given permission for the Palestinian Authority to fly their flag at their DC offices. This de facto recognition of “Palestine” is a dangerous step for our nation. Several South American countries have officially recognized “Palestine”. Yet, where is it? What are its borders?

This unilateral recognition defies the facts on the ground. Israel must agree to the conditions or it will lead to war. The PA refuses to meet with Israel until Israel compromises all of its positions as a prerequisite to talks. This is madness.

Yet the Bible predicts that the whole world will come against Israel. It has begun. What is the danger to the United States? What door has President Obama opened? Let the Bible speak for the God of Israel:

This message concerning the fate of Israel came from Yehovah: “This message is from Yehovah, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the spirit within humans. I will make Jerusalem and Judah like an intoxicating drink to all the nearby nations that send their armies to besiege Jerusalem. On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone, a burden for the world. None of the nations who try to lift it will escape unscathed. For my plan is to destroy all the nations that come against Jerusalem. Zechariah 12:1-3, 9 NLT

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Tragedy in Tucson

10 01 2011

On January 1, I posted something I heard from the Lord. It was a warning to believers to respect one another and to “Watch Your Mouth” this year. Let us apply that word to what happened in Arizona.

The senseless murders and wounding of 20 citizens was done by an unbeliever. He was indeed demonic, in the evil spirit of the enemy of our souls, who in Jesus’ words came only to steal, and to kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Having three daughters and two granddaughters, my heart broke to hear of the murder of the nine year old girl. Yet, later her mother stated that she was sure the little girl was in heaven with her grandmother whom she lost only last year. What can possibly comfort and console a normal person who loses her mother and daughter in such a short space of time? It is only Jesus, the one Who is our resurrection and life.

Believers see the tragic events of life and death in context. We love and serve the God Yehovah, the One Who created life and will raise the dead to life eternal. It is His unchangeable immutable character, revealed through His Son Jesus, that is our Rock, our faith. He is the Father Who gave up His Son to the most horrible death that we might live. Brothers and sisters, let us keep our perspective in these troubled times.

Remember the nature of our God revealed in this great verse from Ezekiel: For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live! (Ezekiel 18:32).





Forgiveness…a guest post

4 01 2011

(Ken Lawrence is my brother and is my pastor. He and his wife, Mavis, presently serve River of Life Church in Sandpoint, Idaho. His thoughts on forgiveness offered here were recently published in his local newspaper. His word is a great followup to my last post: Warning To All Believers)

New Year’s resolutions, diet, and exercise plans are what many folks are thinking about as we move into a new year. Perhaps January would be a good time to purpose in our hearts that we will follow the example of the Lord Jesus Christ, who made it His practice to forgive those who wronged Him.  Early in His ministry He taught His followers to turn the other cheek when they were being mistreated, and even on the cross, forgiveness was part of His declaration. It has become more apparent to me recently that many of the hurting people that I know are hurting not only because of what has been done to them, but because of their inability to forgive those who have hurt them. So often our unforgiveness hurts us more than it hurts the other person. Unforgiveness becomes like a cancer that can eat you alive.

In the Lord’s Prayer, Jesus taught us that we would be forgiven in the same way that we forgive others. It is my conviction that you can find a new freedom in your life if you will forgive those who have hurt and wronged you. I do understand that some people treat us wickedly at times, and I am not suggesting that you always must stay in a place where you can continually be hurt. For many years I have shared that another person’s problem is not our primary problem, but rather our problem is our reaction to their problem. In the days ahead, please try to make it a way of life to forgive people around you who have wronged you and you will usually experience a peace and often you will see a difference in the life of the one you have forgiven. Have a great new year and be blessed in Jesus Christ’s name.





Warning To All Believers

1 01 2011

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 5 Issue 1 January 1, 2011

Topic #1  Word for 2011—Watch Your Mouth

This is a sharp warning for the new year. Brothers and sisters beware of disrespect for one another. We are a kingdom of priests who function only by the anointing and authority of God in Jesus, through the Holy Spirit. There is a sober lesson from Moses’ time. It has been used for years as a defense of leaders and even to support the error of exalting some leaders over the body. “Touch not Mine anointed” has been corrupted by many to defend one man. This is wrong. If we truly believe in the priesthood of all believers, then we must apply this warning both ways. Leaders should also beware of touching God’s anointed throughout the flock. We must respect one another at all times. God can speak through or use any of us at any time. (Full audio MP3 of this message from 1-7-11 now available free, here).

We are all ministers, no exceptions!

Topic #2  Obama and Syria—A Travesty

Syria holds the record for the longest run on the US “state sponsors of terrorism” list. They were on the very first list initiated in 1979 and have held their spot ever since. There are currently four countries on the list. Syria refuses to allow the IAEA (the UN’s International Atomic Energy Agency) access to its nuclear program. Syria has transferred major weapons including Scud missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon. When the UN Tribunal issues its report In just two weeks, Syria will probably be implicated in the assassination (5 years ago) of Lebanon’s then Prime Minister Rafik Hariri. What’s wrong with this picture?

This week President Obama made a recess appointment of an Ambassador to Syria (Robert Ford). This is a major foreign policy blunder. First, it bypasses Congress with no confirmation process. Second, we had no Syrian ambassador precisely because we pulled the last one out 5 years ago  due to the assassination. All Presidents make partisan recess appointments, but this one enacts new foreign policy in direct defiance of Congress. It is beyond naïve, it is dictatorial, dangerous and destructive to our national interest. Pray the new Congress sworn in next week will rise up and block this reckless path.

1 Chronicles 16:22

“Touch not Mine anointed, and do My prophets no harm.” KJV

“Do not touch My anointed ones, and do My prophets no harm.” NKJV

“Do not touch these people I have chosen, and do not hurt My prophets.” NLT (Also see: Moses & Miriam in Numbers 12)

Motor Home Project

We have now paid 6K, only 2K more to reach our first goal of 8K to take possession. Thank you for your prayers and support for Elisha Vision and for Doreen and me personally.





WikiLeaks Helps Israel

1 12 2010

YHVH

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 23 December 1, 2010

Topic #1  Israel Benefits From WikiLeaks

Big news around the globe this week is all the fallout from classified documents posted on the internet. Just about everybody comes out looking pretty bad except Israel. According to a report in Israel Today Magazine: “If anything, the leaks were positive and did not damage Israel’s image at all,” former National Security Adviser Giora Eiland told Voice of Israel radio. “There was no contradiction between what Israel has said in public and in private.” What a testament to integrity. Other countries say one thing in public and something else in private.

But above all things, my brothers, don’t swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you don’t fall into hypocrisy. James 5:12

Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem. Come Lord Jesus, come.

Topic # 2   Yahweh Explained

The personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is used 6,828 times in the Hebrew scriptures. However, in the English translations it is mistranslated as LORD (all caps) most of the time. There are many prophesies declaring that His name will be known in the last days. In Generation LAST, my newest book, I devote three chapters on the restoration of His holy name. English spellings vary between Jehovah, Yehovah and Yahweh. With the rise of the pagan god of Islam, more of the world knows that name than the God of Israel. Yahweh will have no other gods before Him. His name will be known in all the earth. For more, get my book online Books & Donations tab above.

Topic # 3   December 1 Update on Motor Home

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us with our motor home project. We have now paid $4,000. When we pay another 4K we can take possession and pay the last 4K at 500 a month for 8 months, interest free. Thank you Jesus.  John 8:44

God also said, “Tell them, Yahweh, the God of your ancestors–the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob–has sent me to you.’ This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout all generations. Exodus 3:15 NLT

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Holy Jerusalem

15 11 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 22 November 15, 2010

Topic #1  The Myth of Islam Claiming Jerusalem

Historically speaking, Islam’s claim to Jerusalem is relatively recent, less than 100 years. Jerusalem is mentioned 811 times in the Bible and zero times in the Koran. Today, in fact, the Shiite wing of Islam does not revere Jerusalem.

It is convenient for the Palestinians to exaggerate their claims for political purposes. When Ariel Sharon’s group of 20 people visited the Temple Mount in 2000, it was cleared weeks ahead by Palestinian authorities. Still, Yassar Arafat called for a million martyrs to come and defend Al-Aqsa.

There are two sites in the entire world where Jews are prohibited by a state to pray. One is Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the other is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israel itself bans Jews and Christians prayer to avoid incitement.

Yet, Jerusalem has been seen by Jews and the Bible as their only capital city for over 3,000 years.

Topic # 2   Israeli Navigator Was Messianic

One of the two Israelis killed in last week’s air force accident in the southern Negev region was a Messianic Jew from the Jerusalem suburb of Maaleh Adumim. The funeral of Maj. Emanuel Levi, 30, was Sunday morning in the Israeli capital. Levi was a member of a Messianic congregation in Maaleh Adumim, a town of nearly 30,000 that the world wants evacuated because it is a “Jewish settlement.” (Israel Today 11-14-10)

PM Netanyahu said last week in New Orleans. ”Israel will not be dictated to.” (The Daily Star 11-9-10) He later said in a November 9 formal statement: “Jerusalem is not a settlement.” (Jerusalem Post 11-10-10)

Topic # 3   Update on Motor Home Project

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us purchase a very good  1996 Airstream Land Yacht  motor home for our ministry travels. We have now paid $3,000 to the owner (a brother in Jesus). When we pay another 5K we can take possession and pay the rest at 500 a month for 10 months interest free. Please pray for Yahweh’s remaining provision. Donations can be made at Books and Donations tab, above.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of Yahweh.” Our feet have been standing Within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built As a city that is compact together, Where the tribes go up, The tribes of Yahweh, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of Yahweh. For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of Yahweh our God I will seek your good. Psalm 122





Truth in Humor

30 10 2010

There is only one country in the Middle East that recognizes Feminists, Christians, Professors for Academic Freedom and Gays as having human rights. There is only one nation in the entire Middle East which respects their right to live openly as the people they are in the life style that they enjoy in the West.
That one country is the Jewish State of Israel.

The country that their organizations love to hate.
Bizarre!      (Israeli Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen)





3 Updates

30 10 2010

1.   Please vote this Tuesday in this extremely critical election.

2.   Praise Yahweh! We have paid the second $1,000. for our motor home. Thank you gratefully to those who have given a donation. The total remaining goal in $11,500. Others who are led by the Holy Spirit to give may do so with a check to Elisha Vision PO Box 1601 Wake Forest, NC 27588. Online please click Books and Donations on the Menu bar.

3.   We had a wonderful time at the Benson Revival meetings this week. The theme was Rise & Shine, What on Earth is God Doing? There were five messages: The Rise of Israel, the Church, the name of God, Islam and the Glory of God. Blessings in Yeshua ben Yahweh, Les & Doreen

Here is Sara Jean Fisk’s report of the meetings:

Hi all,

Where do I begin??  With Yahweh…  He opened a wonderful door for John, Les and Dale to preach a revival over in Benson at the Benson Pentecostal Free Will Baptist Church.  Pastor Glen and Sandy and their congregation have opened their doors and their hearts to not only us, but the Holy Spirit.  We have been included as family and feel like family, a kinship that only happens immediately when we are ‘echad’ (one) in Jesus.   It has been such a blessing to us.

They bless us by sharing that we are a blessing to them too.  Pastor Glen commented that this is a revival no one will forget.  I imagine that is true as the subjects each of the brother’s chose to speak on were cutting edge information on what Yahweh is doing and saying right now.  Talk about a ‘now’ word.

For us, it has been an immense opportunity to be doing kingdom work and seeing the fruit of it each night. The number of people each night have been many, which indicates they are a congregation of hungry souls for more truth.  Les complemented Pastor Glenn, and rightfully so, that he is doing a great job leading and teaching his congregation for them to be so wonderfully open to the truths that John, Les and Dale have been presenting each night. They decided to offer q and a time at the end of their presentations and it made us joyful to see how many would stay after the service was dismissed for the q and a time.  Some great and thought provoking questions were asked of the three brothers and seeing I am the one writing and sending this e-mail I want to tell you they did the kingdom of God proud.  They are well studied, carry the scriptures on their tongues, and allow the Holy Spirit to speak through them.

I want to bless you SPC and tell you that we are soooo blessed and privileged to have these three passionate men for Yahweh in our midst each Friday night to teach us.  They need our prayers more than ever as the persecution for Truth grows each day.

We miss all of you who cannot be with us in Benson but we know your prayers are with us.  Tomorrow evening is the final evening which everyone is looking forward to with expectation.  Les will teach on the Rise of the Glory of Yahweh and we will pray to impart that Glory at the end of the service.

As I reread this e-mail I feel I so inadequately was able to put into words just how great this week has been, but I did my best.  Hope you get some idea from this e-mail.

Love to you all,  Sara Jean and John





Father of Lies

15 10 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 20 October 15, 2010

Topic #1  Shocker! Times Square Bomber Lied

Lost in the report of the life sentence handed down, is a profound statement by the bomber himself. “As Shahzad defended his actions, (Judge) Cedarbaum at one point cut him off to ask whether he had sworn allegiance to the United States when he became a U.S. citizen last year. “I did swear, but I did not mean it.” Shahzad said” (Washington Post 10-6).

Most westerners don’t have a clue about basic Islam. The Koran teaches it is OK to lie to infidels. In fact, it is good to lie if it advances Islam. Shahzad was being a good Muslim when he lied to obtain US citizenship. He defrauded our honor system for his terrorist goal of killing some of us. As a citizen he drew less scrutiny. When will our nation wake up? Of course helied, he has the same spirit as his father, the devil. Satan is the father of lies, according to John 8:44. The Islamic concept of taqiyya is their legal basis for lying. (Just Google the word yourself and read up on it).

Topic # 2   Ignoring the Obvious Solution

The fruitless striving for Middle East Peace always overlooks the easiest answer. Combine the oil wealth of the Arab states with the massive uninhabited land area they hold and simply build fabulous new cities and irrigated land and provide unimaginable luxury to the Palestinian “refugees”. Of course we know this won’t work because the real Islamic goal is the elimination of Israel, not “two states for two peoples.”

This was actually suggested by Mike Huckabee during his 2008 presidential campaign. The most recent was this week by an Israeli, Rabbi Dov Lior, head of the Yesha Rabbis’ Council. He announced that he favors the Arab “right of return.” A hush fell upon the audience and he was quick to explain that by “right of return” he meant “the right of all Arabs to return to the Arabian Peninsula.” (Israelnationalnews.com)

For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 NLT

…just because they broke their promises, does that mean God will break his promises? Of course not! Though everyone else in the world is a liar, God is true. Romans 3:3-4 NLT





Feast of Tabernacles

15 09 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 18 September 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Yahweh’s Feast for the Nations

The final feast of Yahweh in Leviticus 23 is later specifically commanded for all nations in Zechariah 14:16: And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

This prophecy is fulfilled following the supernatural defeat of all the nations who come against Israel in the last days. The nations who are left are even warned (in verse 19) that they will experience drought if they fail to come up every year to the feast.

Thousands of Christians are gathering in Jerusalem this month for the glorious celebration of this great harvest feast. Yet most of Christendom is oblivious, that it points us to the Second Coming of the Messiah Yeshua when the eternal Creator God will “tabernacle” or make His dwelling with us! And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3. The greatest fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is yet to come!

Topic #2  Holiness To the LORD!

Two amazing revelations are found in the end of Zechariah 14. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah is considered holy to God. People will use them for sacrifice and for cooking.

First, I see the priesthood of all believers. All bring their own offerings before Yahweh.

Secondly, there are no clean and unclean vessels. All are clean before the Lord! It is similar to my concept of Sabbaths, where I believe every day becomes a Sabbath rest with Jesus our Savior, Shepherd, King, Husband and Friend.

In that day HOLINESS TO YAHWEH shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in Yahweh’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to Yahweh of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of hosts. Zechariah 14:20-21





Can You See Forever?

13 08 2010

What is your worldview? Secular humanist? Biblical? How about Prophetic?

Where do you live? Is eternity in view in your daily life? To borrow a phrase, “I can see eternity from my house.” I have a prophetic worldview, which is to see eternity in current events.

“Only one life ‘twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last!”

C.T.Studd

Pastor Earl Waterman, a beloved mentor, said to me over 40 years ago, “If you can possibly take the Bible literally, do so.” I do! The Bible is a window into the actual future world.

I reached a milestone of 65 years old this year. Key mentors to me were my Dad, Weldon Lawrence, and also Derek Prince, Earl Waterman, and Arthur Burt, who all lived to the ages of 90-100. Brother Arthur is still ministering at 98. So, on that scale, I am looking at one third of my life ahead.

However, my literal prophetic view suggests that Jesus will come back sooner than that timetable. That is why I wrote Generation LAST, which is Biblical evidence for the imminent end of this age, and the glorious appearing of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Jesus, Son of God!

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

What does this mean for our daily lives? Facing the sober reality of human mortality is totally changed for the believer. Look how dismal this existence must be for a secularist. No hope. No future. No purpose. They see fear, death, disease, poverty, injustice and hopelessness. Believers have a future and a hope. We have a transcendent eternal purpose! God has work for us to do for Him. “I must be about my Father’s business.” My view has changed. This really is the last generation. There is much to accomplish, much to proclaim. There are many to warn of “the wrath to come”. It is serious, but it is also exciting. What a day to be alive! What a day to serve our God!

“This is the day the LORD has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24





Jerusalem: Best City

15 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 14 July 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Jerusalem Best in Africa and Middle East

Travel and Leisure magazine has declared Jerusalem the number one city to visit in the Middle East and Africa for the summer and fall vacation seasons.

Cape Town, South Africa placed number two on the list of 10, and Tel Aviv came in third place.

The list was compiled based on a survey of readers who had recently visited the region. They ranked cities according to enjoyment of sights, culture and arts, dining, attitude of local residents, shopping and overall value.

From January to July of this year, Israel has seen a record number of tourists. Well over 1.5 million people have visited Israel during the first half of the year, and the numbers are expected to grow as the biblical High Holy Days approach.   (Israel Today Magazine—www.israeltoday.co.il.)

Topic #2  Abbas Is a Deceiver X3

Three headlines in ten days illustrate the duplicity of the Palestinian “Peace Partner”.

Abbas honors Hezbollah spiritual leader PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah have honored Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, who was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists.

Mahmoud Abbas: “If all of you [Arab States] will fight Israel, we are in favor. Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability.”

Abbas honors mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has praised the mastermind of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics as “a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.” (Please visit Palestinian Media Watch to read each article at www.palwatch.org).

Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of Yahweh is shining upon you. Darkness as black as night will cover all the nations of the earth, but the glory of Yahweh will shine over you. All nations will come to your light. Mighty kings will come to see your radiance.… Your gates will stay open around the clock to receive the wealth of many lands. The kings of the world will be led as captives in a victory procession. (Is.60:1-3, 11 NLT)




WWJD OR WWMD?

1 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 13 July 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Quite The Contrast

The Christian classic In His Steps by Charles Sheldon asked “What would Jesus do?” The age of the acronym reduced it to WWJD. What if you used the same concept with Mohammed? How do the two founders of their faiths compare in their conduct? The founder of Islam is known for multiple wives, child brides, bloody warfare, lying and stealing. None of these charges can be attributed to Jesus. My friend John Fisk makes the salient point that if you follow the religious ideology of Islam you can be just like its founder. In fact, the better Muslim you are, the more you would be like him. I prefer to follow the example of Jesus.

It is also interesting that the acronym for “what would Mohammed do?” includes WMD, famously used for weapons of mass destruction. I believe this applies to Islam on several levels, most seriously the eternal judgment of those who deny the fatherhood of Yahweh and sonship of Yashua (Jesus).

Finally, the better question is not what would Jesus do? But what did He do? He did not live for His own will, but the will of the Father. He did nothing of His own initiative, as John’s Gospel declares, but He always asked the Father what to say and do. Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19

Topic #2  IAF Landed At Saudi Base

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabian base, an Iranian news agency claimed last week, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran. The report follows the Pentagon’s confirmation that a large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal earlier this month, with an Israeli ship joining the armada. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

FATHER and SON

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4

Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23





The Ban On Baals

15 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 8 April 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Make No Mention of Other Gods

Most Christians are woefully ignorant of the Biblical  prohibitions against saying the names of other gods. We are called to restore the name of Yahweh, God of Israel and the Bible. The rise of Islam and other pagan religions has most Americans confused. Our last two presidents say we all worship the same god. How wrong! What part of “You shall have no other gods before Me!” don’t we get?

Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

Joshua 23:7 and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

Hosea 2:17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.

Contrast with Psalm 83:4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Topic #2  Jordan Flipping

King Abdullah of Jordan has joined the Arab world’s saber-rattling against Israel and warned that the status of Jerusalem could explode into another war: Our relationship with Israel is at an all-bottom low. It hasn’t been as bad as it is today. Abdullah added Jordan’s relationship with Syria is probably the best it’s ever been. (INN) Ps. 83 here we come!

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 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 Yahweh,” says the Lord Yahweh, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.” Ezekiel 36:22-23





Spring in New England

10 04 2010

Resurrection season always speaks of new life. This year to be in New England has extra significance because Yahweh has spoken that the long prayed for revival is finally coming here. Last Fall, we heard that God had removed a principality from Martha’s Vineyard that would affect Massachusetts and all of New England. This was then seen in practice with the shocking election of Scott Brown as Senator. It is a new day, Heaven has opened over this land. Now is the time for believers to wake up, step up and manifest the purpose of God!

Please pray for us as we continue our proclamation. Here is a partial list of our ministry this trip.

March 26-28 Faith Fellowship Church – Uxbridge, MA

Doreen’s Friday night topic is: Get Real. Get Ready…For the End Times!

Doreen traces patterns of Biblical women who faced prophetic times.   This is applied to contemporary challenges for goal setting and practical daily living for 21rst century women of God.

Les’ Outline for Saturday includes Q & A ending each session:

Theme: What In the World Is God Doing?

Session 1 – The Rise of Israel

Session 2 – The Revival of the Church

Session 3 – The Role of Islam and the Role of America

Sunday morning: The Glory of YAHWEH

March 31 The River Church – Conway, NH

The Three Prophetic Passovers

April 2-3 Morrisville, VT

April 9 The Hope Center – Morrisville, VT

Psalm 102 The Holocaust Psalm

April 11 The River Church – Conway, NH

The End Times Glory of Yahweh – Isaiah 60

April 11 The Issachar Forum – Dover, NH

A Prophetic Think Tank

April 13 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 15 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 17 Mishkahn David Messianic Congregation – Harrisville, RI

Isaiah 60 Glory!

April 18 – 25 OPEN – TBA as the Lord opens doors.

Oh, and yes they do have great pizza in New Hampshire!





The Obama Intifada

1 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 7 April 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Making Mountains Out of Molehills

The ridiculous international incident concocted by President Obama over legal building permits in Jerusalem, is well documented. The result is a new Palestinian uprising or intifada that some are calling the Obama Intifada, assigning the blame on him as the instigator.

The descendants of Ishmael currently occupy at least 800 times more land than descendants of Isaac. The 21 states of the Arab League routinely announce plans of building expansion. In Saudi Arabia alone, 555,000 housing units were built over the past several years. Ruth R. Wisse.

All nations ruled by Islam are, by definition, apartheid. All non-Muslims are segregated as second class citizens.  Freedom of religion and speech is outlawed by Sharia law. Israel represents the antithesis of apartheid. James M. Hutchens-both quotes from: The Jerusalem Connection.

Topic #2  $12 Billion to PA—Where Did It Go?

Dr. Ghania Malhis, chair of the Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah, addressed the UN’s Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinians last week. She estimated foreign countries had donated a total of $12 billion to the PA since 1995. That figure did not include billions of dollars in aid provided by international aid groups such as UNRWA.  Aid to the PA is increasing steadily.  It received an average of one billion dollars a year between 2001 and 2005, $1.5 billion in 2007, $1.8 billion in 2009, and an estimated $2 billion is anticipated in 2010.  And yet, Malhis said, after such enormous sums, the GDP is 13% lower than it was in 1999, and GDP per capita is down by 30%.  “The Palestinian Authority has failed to address allegations of misuse of funds, power and mismanagement as well as a lack of accountability and transparency,” (INN) The leech has two daughters.  ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. Proverbs 30:15 (JNN News).

They will call Jerusalem The Throne of Yahweh and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of Yahweh” … “Yahweh

Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will pass over it and will rescue it.” … “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy. Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 31:5; Ps. 137:5-6





Trilateral Terror

1 03 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 5 March 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Trilateral Plotting In Damascus and Tehran

In the last few days there have been two secret meetings of the top leaders of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah (Lebanon) and Hamas (Gaza). The first was in Damascus Thursday and Saturday through today in Tehran. Serious planning is setting up a major conflict with Israel. Please link to Debka.com for the latest intelligence.

Ahmadinejad called for a Middle East without Zionists and also predicted Israel’s “demise and annihilation”. To fill out the roster of Psalm 83 nations who attack Israel without Egypt, we now see Jordan’s King Abdullah making stronger and more belligerent condemnations of Israel.

We pray with Asaph: Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, whose name alone is YAHWEH, Are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:17-18.

The name of Yahweh in the land! Jer. 7:12

Topic #2  Yahweh Answers Prayers For Rain

“A weekend of heavy rain across Israel brought the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s main fresh water reservoir, up above its “red line” for the first time in over a year. Together with the rest of the winter rainfall, and the expected runoff from the snow accumulated on Mt. Hermon, the Sea of Galilee is now safely above the red line,” (Israel Today 3-3-10).

We give thanks to God for His response to the call for prayer, fasting and repentance by the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem in January. We will not be as the man who prayed for a parking space at a busy mall, who upon spotting a space said: “Never mind Lord I found one.” The great news is that much of Israel has exceeded its annual rainfall just since the middle of January. Praise Yahweh and Yeshua! Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go and enjoy a good meal! For I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” 1 Kings 18:41

Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; Every metal smith is put to shame by the carved image; For his molded image is falsehood, And there is no breath in them. They are futile, a work of errors; In the time of their punishment they shall perish. The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. YAHWEH of hosts is His name. “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms. Jeremiah 51:17-20





Hebron Clashes on Hallowed Ground

26 02 2010

When Did the West Bank Stop Being “Disputed Territory”?

Protests and escalating violence mark the Muslim response to Israeli PM Netanyahu nominating, for national heritage honors, two sites in ancient Judah (now called the West Bank by the world).

The national heritage sites registry designation is only a formality. Hebron has always been on “the list” of Jewish hallowed ground as the tomb of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the very founders of Judaism.

Since the United Nations voted to allow the Israeli State to be established in 1948, the Arabs have disputed Israel’s right to exist. The UN designated ALL of the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean as Israel.

After several major wars between the parties, the land remains in dispute. In spite of all the peace talks, nothing has actually been legally decided. Yet, most world governments and media consider it a fait accompli that a Palestinian state will be carved out of this UN authorized Israeli land area. They behave as if the dispute is over, but Israel and Christian Zionists beg to differ.

Myopic historians neglect to remind us that the 1948 borders were the result of the first two state solution. The original British Mandate of 1917 was to give Israel three times the land area they eventually received. The Kingdom of Jordan was created to award the Arabs 78% of the original Mandate. This was intended to placate the Arabs who had conducted two intifadas before World War II.

Now, emboldened by the rise of Islam, the Palestinian Muslims demand another two state solution to divide Israel again. All subterfuge is gone. It is not about creating yet another Arab state, it is to eliminate Israel’s existence. Ignoring the irrelevant “Muslim silent majority”, those with the guns and missiles and power publicly call for Israel to be destroyed. This includes Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and others of Israel’s neighbors.

However, far above all the political bickering, there is a God in Heaven, named Yahweh, who calls the area His land, and He has a very clear position on this “disputed territory. His declaration is recorded by the Bible prophet Joel:

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 3:2)

Les Lawrence





A Gathering Storm From Iran

17 02 2010

Israel seems destined to face a regional war this summer. Iran accuses Israel of preparing for a summer war, yet all signs point to Iran furiously building up its supply of arms to Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria. With Syria transferring military arms to Lebanon, the plot thickens. Charges and counter charges as well as denials by all parties fill the airwaves. The story is even gaining traction in the American press that has been preoccupied with the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Russia is in the picture with its sale of S-300 missiles to Iran.

Some prophecy buffs are talking of Armageddon, but this is not it. Psalm 83 describes a smaller regional war with Israel that precedes the epic final battles of the Apocalypse. My new book, Generation LAST, details the basis for this claim. The Second Lebanon War of 2006 was just the first salvo of this summer’s war.

The list of ancient nations in Psalm 83 is notable for the absence of Egypt. Both Jordan and Egypt have peace treaties with Israel. However, Jordan is in the list of those attacking and therefore the monarchy will probably fall to radical Palestinians who make up some 70% of Jordan’s population. A war of precisely these countries has not happened in history which points to future fulfillment.

Their goal is nothing less than the annihilation of Israel to the extent that the name of Israel is blotted out of human history. As ridiculous as this may sound, it is exactly prophesied in this text: “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.” Psalm 83:4 NLT.

Three non-negotiables that threaten Israel are:

1. Israel’s very existence.

2. The existence of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.

3. Israel’s sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will not compromise on any of the three. Therefore since Israel’s neighbors will not compromise either, war is inevitable. I am speaking of the most likely scenario, but the picture could change drastically if Israel chooses to go at the head of the terrorist snake and attack Iran’s nuclear reactors.

The nations of the world are lining up in opposition to Israel at an alarming rate. The seismic plates are shifting in the Middle East and no peace plan can touch the spiritual dimensions of the coming earthquake. God has the final word and He gave it to us in Psalm 83.





Idaho #2

13 02 2010

When people talk about God’s country, this picture of Sandpoint, Idaho comes to mind.

Today I teach a seminar session at the Sports and Outdoor Expo at the fairgrounds here in Sandpoint. The subject is Islam: Religion or Ideology? My bookmark “Quick Guide To Islam” is the outline. America needs to face the contrasts between our Judeo/Christian heritage and Islam, which worships a different god than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are in the “Generation LAST“. Wake up!

This Sunday I speak at 10:30am at River of Life Church. Next Sunday I will be at the Cowboy Church in Sagle at 10am. During the week I have several meetings scheduled with pastors and marketplace ministers, plus one or two evening church meetings. Please continue to pray. Thanks.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints–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 6:18-19





Israel and Amalek

1 02 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 3 February 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Purim and the Amalekites

Beginning with Moses, Israel has fought Amalekites. Ever since King Saul failed to kill Agag the Amalekite, their descendants have tried to destroy Israel. The story of Esther rose out of the plot of Haman who was an Agagite. Esther’s great victory story is celebrated at this month’s Purim holiday.

Moses defeated them in the famous battle where his hands were held up by Aaron and Hur as Joshua led the fight in Exodus 17. At the end of the chapter, God spoke two apparently contradictory prophesies. Yahweh would blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven, but also, that Israel would fight them in every generation. How can these be reconciled? Easy. Israel faces Amalek in every generation until the very last, and then God’s judgment will be meted out. The spirit of Amalek is now working in Islam.

Topic #2  Netanyahu and Amalek

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled Iran as Amalek last year. Then on 1-27-10 he stood in Poland at Auschwitz and linked the Nazi’s with Amalek: Perhaps a few used their final breath to chant another age-old prayer: Remember what Amalek did to you.  Never forget! To those who were murdered here, and to those who survived the destruction, I come from Jerusalem today with this promise:  We will never forget!   We will never permit those who desecrated this monument to death to distort or wipe away your memory.

We will always remember what Amalek’s Nazi heirs did to you.  We will be prepared to defend ourselves when a new Amalek appears on the stage of history and threatens again to annihilate the Jews.

We will not delude ourselves into believing that the threats, vilifications and Holocaust denials are merely empty words.  We will never forget.  We will always be vigilant.

Amalek! So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, Yahweh-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because Yahweh has sworn: Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:13-16





Pray for Rain

26 01 2010

Chief Jerusalem Rabbi calls for fasting and prayer.

Israel suffers through multi-year drought until the chief Sephardic rabbi calls for a day of repentance, fasting and prayer to the God of Israel for His mercy. The day was January 14, and two days later it started to rain and it rained for six of the next eight days. Some areas had more than their annual rainfall in one day. The drought is not completely over, but Israeli’s now know that their best resort for relief is to call on the name of their God. Here are a couple links to LIVE Israel webcams to follow progress of rain and snow. Remember the seven hour time difference.  The Galilee Experience (Tiberias) and the Mt. Hermon ski area (four cameras).

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

Update 2-1-10 – Israel had the highest January rainfall in five years!

When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. 2 Chronicles 6:26-27





Generation LAST

21 01 2010

My newest book is now available at www.ElishaVision.com Here is an introduction:

Generation LAST directly confronts the comfortable position of many Christians who have set aside the concept of the imminent Second Coming of Jesus, the Messiah. Compelling evidence from Scripture declares that we are already now in the last generation of this age.

Consideration is given to the restoration of the personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: YAHWEH. Also offered, are three Bible prophesies on the threshold of fulfillment.

The conclusion reveals a profound, yet almost unknown revelation of how God will share His glory with His people in the Generation LAST.

BIO: Les Lawrence, a Christian Zionist, gives voice to those who are hearing that shofar (trumpet) sound of God’s practical purpose in the restoration of Israel. Born and raised in the small Midwestern town of Prophetstown, Illinois. Les and his wife, Doreen, were married at the close of the Six Day War on June 11, 1967. They both hold BA degrees from Berkshire Christian College and Les earned his Masters at Christian Faith College in Largo, Florida. They completed a year of missionary training in Farmington, Michigan. Les and Doreen have three beautiful grown daughters and six grandchildren. For 24 years, Les pastored Maranatha Chapel/ Flowing River Church in Clearwater, Florida. He has discipled a number of leaders who have planted churches in multiple countries. Les has also helped start four Messianic congregations. He currently serves Shalom Peniel Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina. The ministry includes a congregational teaching center, a prophetic think tank, house churches, and Elisha Vision, an itinerant teaching ministry.








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