Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

18 03 2019

Sick Sick Sick Please join me in prayer for Yaakov Kirschen, my favorite cartoonist who is recovering from pneumonia. We need him more than ever, “at such a time as this!”

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“Okay gang, so here’s what happened; The calendar rolled around to March 7 (the day before my 81st birthday ) and the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) had surprised me with a balloon, a couple of squeaky toys, and a b’day card. (We’ve taken to such saccharine rituals in recent years). But the real surprise for me was just how much I’ve been laid low with a case of Israeli pneumonia ( with stays in two separate hospitals).”
“Update from the LSW: Sali, the LSW here: Yaakov had the strength to do the cartoon, but not to finish the posting, so I will fill you in a bit more. He has been in the hospital 3 times in the last month. He has now been home about a week but is on full time oxygen and lots of antibiotics and since he is not strong enough to climb the stairs to the bedroom, he is in a rented hospital bed in the living room and I am sleeping on the couch so there will be someone near him in the middle of the night. The pneumonia turns out to be a very debilitating sickness. He will be back with you all just as soon as possible. (Getting old is not for the squeamish)”
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He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of Yehovah your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am Yehovah who heals you.” Exodus 15:26 NLT

I call on all true believers in the Messiah of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to pray earnestly for the healing and restoration of our brother in Zion. Shalom, shalom!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

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





A Dry Bones New Year

6 01 2018

Dry Bones 2018

Here is a sampling of my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen. His humorous view of very serious subjects makes him a major influencer in Israel and the West. Pray for him.

Dry Bones Iran 2018

A brave Iranian woman protests the sexist, anti-woman, and abusive rule of the Iranian dictatorship. It is an embarrassment that feminist and women’s groups across the West are not marching in solidarity in the streets of our cities.

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The Lion and the Sun are traditional emblems of the Persian nation. They remained the official symbol of Iran until the 1979 revolution, when the “Lion and Sun” symbol was removed from public spaces and government organizations

Iran will come against Israel, but only after the Psalm 83 War (which lists each country by name, not including Iran. Only after this, and a time of peace, do we get to the Ezekiel 38 War of Gog and Magog which includes Iran/Persia by name. Therefore I see Iran diminished somehow in the present time, perhaps by an internal uprising.

Good report of rain and snow this week in Israel. Keep praying. And as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, let’s also pray for Iranian freedom.

My retina eye surgery was successful in peeling the wrinkled layer, and the prognosis is excellent. I am blessed more than I deserve. Thanks for your prayers.

And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of Yehovah your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yehovah, am your healer.” Exodus 15:26 NASB

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

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Not Ready to Go Quietly

30 12 2016

Bye, bye 2016!

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I prefer to trust in God rather than man.

“For I know the plans I have for you,” says Yehovah. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11

O Yehovah my God, you have performed many wonders for us.
Your plans for us are too numerous to list.
You have no equal.
If I tried to recite all your wonderful deeds,
I would never come to the end of them. Psalm 40:5 NLT

Happy New Year!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (Read more)





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.)





Ezekiel’s Dry Bones and the Holocaust

4 05 2016
Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) for Jewish people, and all who hold sacred the memory of Six Million Martyrs to Hitler’s genocide. It is a sober day in Israel and around the world for many. We all should pause and reflect and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Recently, a prominent New York Rabbi called for Jews to leave America and return to Israel for the catastrophe coming to the U.S. (see Wars and Rumors of Wars).

Ezekiel 37 refers to a valley of dry bones that has been seen as pointing to the return of Jews to Israel from exile.But I want to suggest a more literal take on Ezekiel’s dry bones vision. (I have a deeper look at this in my book, Generation LIFE, chapter 11: Holocaust Resurrection.)

3 Questions

Where, geographically, is the valley located that Ezekiel saw? Is the resurrection of the bones literal? What is the purpose of the “exceedingly great army”?

Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. Ezekiel 37:9-10

Now, the traditional understanding of this passage is to the general last-day return of Israel to the Land. The reference (bolded) of a great army could refer to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). They have become a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East. That surely applies, but what if God were to literally raise the Holocaust victims from the dead, and supernaturally make them an actual physical army for the last battle?

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yehovah, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yehovah.’ ” Ezekiel 37:11-14

One thing clarified by this second quoted section is that the valley of dry bones was not in Israel. I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. What would be the prophetic timing of such a miracle purpose? We can only speculate, probably at the Second Coming, when Jesus arrives to deal the final defeat of the anti-Messiah forces. What a glorious and victorious battle it will be, especially to those who had suffered such ignoble desecration in their deaths.

I do not insist on this interpretation, but what if….?

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)





End of Days

9 10 2015

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Israel is once again on the verge of a possible Muslim uprising (intifada). Please be much in prayer for Israel this week. Pray that peace will prevail. Pray for rain. (It actually quiets the riots.)

My favorite cartoonist has done it again with this new one. If you know any pro-Israel folks with an artistic gift, you may want to tell them about the Dry Bones Academy for aspiring cartoonists. Here is Yaachov Kirschen’s personal appeal and the link to his Dry Bones Cartoon Academy.

When I came to Israel in the early seventies, I named my comic strip Dry Bones. That was because of Ezekiel’s vision of the Dry Bones and the ingathering of the Jews to the Land of Israel. Want to know what awaits us? What comes next? Sit yourself down and read the Book of Ezekiel. Meanwhile, do your part. Help us build the Dry Bones Online Academy of Cartoon Advocacy and Activism: www.igg.me/at/drybones

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





I Joined the Dry Bones Family

17 11 2014

Dry Bones member D14B16_1I just joined the Dry Bones family and you can, too. This has been my favorite Israeli political cartoon since my first visit to Israel in 1984. It was in the Jerusalem Post daily paper. Yaakov Kirschen makes a compelling case for fighting antisemitism with cartoons in what he describes as “a post literate world.” (Click here to join!)

The Problem: Israel is being boycotted, delegitimized, and defamed!! There is now a massive rise in antisemitism world-wide. Support for Christians and Jews in the Middle East has collapsed. Western campuses are hostile to our younger generation. We are shocked and frustrated. The situation is dire, urgent, and obvious, but an effective response seems to elude us.

Let’s Begin:The beginning of an effective response needs to be an understanding of “post literacy”.  This was once a bi-polar world. People were either literate (they could read and write) or they were illiterate (they were unable to read or write). That world is gone. The targets of our messages are now post literate. (they can read and write but they prefer not to). Letter writing has disappeared. Emails beyond a few lines are ignored. Texting, tweeting, and the rise of the Instagram are the evolutionary result of this post literacy.

Dry Bones:The increase in importance of the cartoon is yet another step in this evolution. . . . And, in part, explains the wild popularity of Dry Bones cartoons in the digital world. If you are a Zionist you have probably shared or received Dry Bones cartoons.

We Are The Answer:The time has come to organize and expand the Dry Bones response. We want you to join and support us. Whether you are a young student or a concerned retiree, join us. Whether you are Jewish or not we offer you a way to fight back. Join us. We are the answer. Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (READ MORE)

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