Israel’s Legal Right to the Land

25 01 2017

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ISRAEL FACT CHECK Israel is the legal owner of the land of Israel, including Judea and Samaria, the so-called West Bank. Lost in the propaganda barrage is the historical legal record, which has just been confirmed January 12, 2017 by a French Court. First mentioned in the Balfour Declaration of 1917, it became law at the San Remo Conference on April 25, 1920 (see blue links below). It was confirmed by the League of Nations and later by the United Nations. So why the confusion now?

Modern propaganda relies on the simple historical ignorance and definition of the term “Palestine.” Any Christian can whip out his Bible and point to the maps section where many Bibles show a map of “Palestine in the time of Christ.” The problem is that there was no Palestine then. The term was invented for the area by the Romans after the destruction of the Temple in 70 AD. They intentionally renamed Israel as Palestina in order to further humiliate and destroy the Jews. They invented the term, drawing from Israel’s historic enemies, the Philistines, with absolutely no connection to modern Palestinians, who are actually Arabs mainly from Syria and Egypt.

Furthermore, it was not a country, but under Roman rule. In fact, it never became a country later and there has never been a country called Palestine. The name was more of a description of that part of the Roman Empire. Later it became part of the Ottoman Empire for four hundred years before World War I, but never a country of itself. There is no Palestinian culture separate from Arabs. There is no separate Palestinian language or history. It was invented by PLO terrorist Yassar Arafat in the 1960’s as a means of replacing and destroying Israel.

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

Israel is the legal occupant of the West Bank, says the Court of Appeal of Versailles

The legal borders of Israel under International law

The San Remo Conference

For I do not desire, brethren, that you should be ignorant of this mystery, lest you should be wise in your own opinion, that blindness in part has happened to Israel until the fullness of the Gentiles has come in. Romans 11:25

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

21 12 2016

jerusalemoct172016The United States has Embassies in 167 countries, but in only one country is our embassy NOT in that country’s capital city. Israel is the only one that the United States refuses an embassy in their capital. Our embassy is in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem. Israel named Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, not to overlook that King David made it his capital over 3,000 years ago. All Jews have considered Jerusalem their capital for 3,000 years, whether they are in the land or scattered among the nations.

The US Congress passed a law in 1995 requiring our embassy be moved by 1999. However, a six month waiver included, allowed the President to waive the mandate. Each President has signed the waiver every six months for over sixteen years. But this year is different. President-Elect Trump insists that he will move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Most Israelis rejoice with the prospect. Yet, extreme leftists and most nations are in a panic about the move. David Friedman’s nomination as US Ambassador to Israel further confirms Trump’s intention to follow through.

I maintain that the near future will see Israel annexing Judea and Samaria (the entire West Bank). This is the only option for peace. The two-state plan is dead. Hamas is gaining influence over the Palestinian Authority and Israel simply will not allow Hamas to take over the area.

Prophecy is clear that Israel will win the Psalm 83 War as their enemies fight one another. It is the same as the Midianites in Gideon’s day yielding total victory for Israel. Prophecy is also clear about the status of Jerusalem, which is why it is so important for us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is what the sovereign God of Israel says:

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 human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves. Zechariah 12:2 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)





Next Year in Jerusalem!

6 12 2016

Flag at WallThis declaration ends each Passover with the hope of every Jew to return to Jerusalem . How would you like to travel with Doreen and me next November for an intimate guided tour of Israel? We took 14 people in 2015 and hope to have 15-20 this time. Below is the note I sent out to those who had expressed interest earlier. The decision to go or not go must be made this week,  so please act quickly if the Lord is leading.

Shalom,
Thank you for your love for Israel and for expressing interest in our Elisha Vision Israel tour with Doreen and me. The dates are Nov 1-11, 2017 leaving from Raleigh. Departure from another city can be arranged. Here is a link to the preliminary itinerary:
https://elishavision.wordpress.com/2015-israel-tour/ (Click on the mini-pdf brochure above the picture).
We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem as the undivided capitol of Israel. We will also celebrate our own 50th wedding anniversary which was the same date, 6-11-67. Hallelujah! New this year… get your hands dirty at the Temple Mount archaeological dig, a free day in Jerusalem and more.
 
NOTE: We need for you to  send a deposit of $100.00 per person ASAP. I need to reserve the airline seats in order to confirm our flight and tour dates. I now have a donation button on my blog for PayPal or credit card if you prefer that method. Please indicate Israel Tour at checkout. If you prefer a check, send %Elisha Vision PO Box 1601 Wake Forest, NC 27588.
I am committed to keeping the group intimate, so please respond quickly. I hope you can go with us! If you know someone else interested, please forward this note. Thanks.
For Zion’s sake,
If I do not remember you, let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth— if I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. Psalm 137:6
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Israel…Is…Real

1 12 2016

dry-bones-trumpOnce upon a time we could assume that a Jew would naturally support the survival of the Jewish State. Once upon a time we suspected all Christians of being secret antisemites. Well, those days are gone forever! Here’s hoping that President Trump appoints a dedicated Zionist to the post of Ambassador to Israel, and that does not necessarily mean a Jew. (comments by Yaachov Kirschen, Israeli cartoonist who has drawn Dry Bones since 1973)

I have enjoyed the Dry Bones cartoons almost from the beginning. It is such a joy for me to see Mr Kirschen recognizing the major change in evangelical Christendom from replacement theology to openly Zionist. I have never met him, but consider him a true friend, due to the common bond of Zionism. He knows that all Christians are not Zionists, and that it is also true that not all Jews are Zionists. I applaud him for his honesty. Keep up the great work!

On a related point, consider the hypocrisy of one of Israel’s main political parties. They have changed their name from Labor to the Zionist Party; yet, they are anti-Zionist. They are in favor of dividing the land for a two-state solution. (By the way… been there – done that! The land dedicated by Britain for a Jewish state was already divided to create a Palestinian state. That is how we got Jordan. Now they want to divide the land again for another Palestinian state!) The “Zionist Party” is just the opposite. They are co-opting the term to confuse things.

My view is clear. The only solution that will bring peace is annexation of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). As I wrote in a recent blog, if you want your prayers answered, pray what Yehovah God has already said He is going to do.

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

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Act of War?

22 11 2016

plo-demoHere is an odd little story to spice up your holiday.

‘Muezzin Law is a declaration of war’ The Palestinian Authority is warning that Israel’s law to ban loudspeakers for the Muslim call to prayer (5 times daily) is an act of war.” Really? “The Palestinian Authority leadership blasted a proposed law to ban the use of loudspeakers to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from mosques across Israel, warning that if passed the law would spark a new war.”

Turkey has also weighed in: Turkey: ‘Muezzin Law’ is an insult “Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says law prohibiting mosques from using loudspeakers is an insult to the history of Jerusalem.”

What is wrong with this picture? Well, for starters, many nations already have a loudspeaker ban in place. This includes Muslim nations such as Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

Secondly, Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital for over 3,000 years. Islam has been around less than half that time.

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth— If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. Psalm 137:5-6

Thirdly, why the double standard? If other countries ban loudspeakers under decibel rules, why can’t Israel?

Other Countries Muffle Mosques, But Israel Cannot? (This a great article from Israel Today, my favorite Messianic site.) “Quite the controversy is raging over Israel’s proposed legislation aimed at muffling the five daily Muslim calls to prayer from local mosques. In recent decades, the call of the muezzin has been amplified by multiple loudspeakers, resulting in tremendous noise pollution starting at 4:30 AM every morning.”

Of course the issue is not the new law, it is an excuse for another accusation against Israel. Her enemies continue to demand the elimination of Israel.

UC Berkeley Offers Class in Erasing Jews From Israel, Destroying Jewish State This article reveals a new class at UC Berkeley that was stopped temporarily and then reinstated. The anti-Israel propaganda machine is world-wide, and especially strong on US campuses. We need to pray for our students that they will learn actual history, which will protect them from the lies of revisionist history.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! I pray you will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

Hear the word of Yehovah, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.” For Yehovah has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the goodness of Yehovah — for wheat and new wine and oil, for the young of the flock and the herd; their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all. Jeremiah 31:10-12

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So…, Trump. Now What? How to Pray.

18 11 2016

trump-prayer-shawlPraying for President-elect Trump is an opportunity for me to explain a wider concept of intercessory prayer. Have you heard of prophetic intercession? It is a completely different approach to prayer. A friend and brother recently asked for my thoughts on the subject; and it seems worthy of sharing more widely. Contrast prophetic intercession with what I call “pathetic” intercession. Please don’t whine when you talk to God. Prayer is conversation with God; so be adult about it. He has made certain promises which He expects us to remind Him about, and hold Him to them. Pray with a basis for expecting Him to do what we ask because He said He would.

Praying for the new President and “leader of the free world” is a sobering assignment and is not for the faint of heart. The future of our country, Israel and indeed the world is at stake. So, let’s look at a few simple ideas about prophetic prayer.

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. Romans 13:1-2

Prophetic Intercession – a Twelve Step Plan

  1. Pray into what God has already declared He will do.
  2. Prayers are answered if you pray what God wants.
  3. Don’t whine or beg; but agree with God.
  4. Authority is from above; God’s heart, not your heart. (King David Acts 13:22)
  5. Pathetic intercession is about what I want (general, all about me).
  6. Prophetic intercession is targeted (specific, God’s plan). Example: Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
    May they prosper who love you. Psalm 122:6 This is a prayer God will answer.
  7. What do you see God doing? Pray into that.
  8. What do you hear God saying? Pray into that.
  9. What has God already said and done? Base your request accordingly.
  10. Requires scriptural foundation.
  11. Requires hearing the Holy Spirit
  12. Requires seeing by the Holy Spirit (Elisha and his servant 2 Kings 6): eyes to “see”.

And so we have the prophetic word confirmed, which you do well to heed as a light that shines in a dark place, until the day dawns and the morning star rises in your hearts; knowing this first, that no prophecy of Scripture is of any private interpretation, for prophecy never came by the will of man, but holy men of God spoke as they were moved by the Holy Spirit. 2 Peter 1:19-21

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He Had a Dream

13 11 2016

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He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does Yehovah require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Pray for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

Les Lawrence, Christian Zionist         (Read more)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)








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