Locust Plague in Mecca

11 01 2019

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The unprecedented event this week in Mecca amazingly corresponds to this week’s Torah reading in Jewish synagogues. They read from Exodus 10:1 – 13:16 about the locust plague in Egypt.

Is it simply irony that in the weekly Torah portion Jews read about the final five plagues – boils, fiery hail, locusts, darkness and death of first-born males – that God sent to afflict Pharaoh and the Egyptians, a swarm of locusts attacks Islam’s holiest mosque? Prophecy in the news

Watch: Locust Swarm Descends on Mecca’s Grand Mosque – Breitbart

MECCA’S GRAND MOSQUE, THE WORLD’S HOLIEST MUSLIM SITE, IS UNDER ATTACK BY LOCUSTS – Newsweek

SWARM & BUZZY – The Sun

This is under the category of things that make you go: Hmmm! Just last week we referenced Matthew 24:7 about the signs of Messiah Yeshua’s coming regarding earthquakes. Now in that very same verse we find the sign of pestilences.

“For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. And there will be famines, pestilences, and earthquakes in various places.” Matthew 24:7

Do you think God may be getting our attention?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain (and snow).

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





4,000 Terrorists

9 01 2019

sarah sandersControversy broke out when White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stated the “4,000 terrorists” number on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. But the real truth goes way beyond the media twisting of the narrative. They think they have a big story because most were apprehended at airports. But here is my question: If “roughly 10 a day” are blocked by our excellent security at airports, how many are missed at the border where they avoid checkpoints entirely? The media gleefully trumpeted that even Chris Wallace exposed the “lie.” However, it turns out that it is a legitimate reference to a stat from the Department of Homeland Security:

The United States has also put in place measures to dramatically improve screening and vetting of individuals traveling to our shores. We have made applications more rigorous…intensified background checks…put in place new information sharing requirements…launched a new National Vetting Center to better leverage intelligence…and more.

The result is that we are identifying and stopping terror suspects who would otherwise have gone undetected.  In fact, on average, my Department now blocks 10 known or suspected terrorists a day from traveling to or attempting to enter the United States.      US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Blocking 4,000 terrorist where we make them pass through high security (facial recognition, hi-tech x-rays, watch lists, etc.) is an unbelievably high number. They know they will be screened and yet they try. Please just think about it. Why wouldn’t they eventually figure out it would be much easier to slip into our country in places with absolutely NO checkpoint or security of any kind?

The “4,000” stat actually confirms the danger of the open border. How many terrorists a day would we catch if every single person had to go through a security screening at the border just like airports? The border should be closed except for secure crossing points. 

Would you leave all your doors and windows open to your own home, and allow anyone enter anytime without your knowledge? Do rich people build walls around their property? Do bears live in the woods? Ridiculous questions!

And Oh, by-the-way, God is a nationalist, not a globalist. Nations were His idea.

He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. Psalm 147:14

You have set all the borders of the earth; Psalm 74:17a

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts17:26 NIV

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and give thanks for abundant rain and snow in Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 





Yeshua ben Yehovah!

24 12 2018

Christmas 2018

This photo from Sar-El Tours in Israel says it all for me. They are handling the land portion of our Israel Tour next June. Doreen and I send our warmest love and joy to you who are faithful readers of this blog over the years. Thank you. May Jesus, the Light of the World, brighten your heart as we celebrate the incredible miracle; Yehovah God became man in the flesh to show His love for the whole world.

Merry Christmas! Pray for rain in Israel, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les & Doreen Lawrence, Voices of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Simeon the Prophet

21 12 2018

SimeonOne of the best parts of Messiah’s birth story is often overlooked. The story of Simeon holds EIGHT amazing prophesies about the purpose of Jesus, in just one short passage in the Gospel of Luke.

And behold, there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the Consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ. So he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when the parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: ​​“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, according to Your word; ​​For my eyes have seen Your salvation ​​which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, ​​a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, ​​and the glory of Your people Israel.” And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:25-35

  1. Holy Spirit was on Simeon, leading him to the Temple at the precise moment.
  2. Holy Spirit revealed that he would live to see the Messiah.
  3. Simeon held baby Jesus and saw salvation (Hebrew “yeshua”). There would be a dozen or so babies at any given time. And, no; baby Jesus did not have a halo. Simeon recognized Him by the supernatural revelation of the Holy Spirit.
  4. He amazingly prophesied that Jesus would bring His light to the Gentiles!
  5. His salvation would also be the glory of Israel.
  6. Jesus was destined to preside or the fall and then the rise of Israel. Nations normally rise and fall, but Israel was about to fall (rejecting the Messiah) and then rise in the last days. We see this now in our generation.
  7. The sign (of Jesus’ death) would be spoken against (even piercing Mary’s soul).
  8. The very method of His death would expose the hearts of every person.

As it is written: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stumbling stone and rock of offense,
And whoever believes on Him will not be put to shame.”
Romans 9:33

The baby in Simeon’s arms was indeed the SALVATION of all who believe on Him.

Yeshua ha Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah. Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of Yehovah! Remember the reason for the season and have a blessed Christmas honoring Him.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





Kenya Final Update

14 12 2018

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It is great to be home again after wonderful ministry in Kenya to 2,600 young people at the 18th annual PDA Conference in Kimilili, Kenya near the Uganda border in western Kenya. PDA stand for Purpose-Destiny-Achievement. (Click here for videos.)

I spoke ten times, six at the conference and four in local churches. Future leaders of Kenya and missionaries to the nations were called from the youth there from high school, college and young professional. Many pastors also attended. Although most were committed believers, there were over 100 born again and filled with the Holy Spirit.

My goal of providing seed for the sowers, regarding God’s restoration of Israel and our call to stand with Israel as a blessing to the nations, was exceeded. Doreen and I were particularly blessed to connect and impart our Israel vision to three specific leaders from Nigeria, Ethiopia, and Uganda, who vowed to take the Israel “seed” to their respective nations. Several Kenyan pastors were inspired to visit Israel as soon as possible.

Psalm 102 (which I call the “Holocaust Psalm”), was the core of much of my teaching. Verse 13 was key as the point Yehovah turned the page for Israel from judgement to favor after 1,878 years from 70 AD to 1948. I pointed out that Israel never won a war during that severe period of judgement and scattering among the nations. But since 1948 they have not lost a war because God turned the page to restoration, blessing, regathering, rebuilding, and favor.

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

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

Thank you for all who prayed for us and supported us for this amazing two weeks in Africa. May Yehovah God’s plan and purpose be fulfilled for each one of the blessed participants. Special thanks and honor to our host, Pastor Michael Masambu.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Les & Doreen in Kenya

28 11 2018

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We leave tomorrow, Nov 29 for two weeks ministering in Kenya. You may be able to make out our picture on the left side of the above banner. Pastor Michael Masambu specifically requested that I speak in seven sessions on the covenant with Israel for all believers. There are expected to be 2,000 young future leaders of Africa at this conference. The ages include high school, college and young professionals from Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, and Tanzania.

We covet your prayerful intercession as we speak the heart of God for His beloved Israel. I will also be speaking in churches in Nairobi and elsewhere. If you are on Facebook, I hope to post updates on our Elisha Vision page. When you visit, please like the page. Thank you.

 “This is what Yehovah says: You have said, ‘This is a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.’ Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah’s other towns, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to Yehovah. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies, for Yehovah is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:10-11 NLT

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.)





Breaking Israel News X2

16 11 2018

Israel elections 2019

Two big stories from Israel today deserve your prayerful consideration.

  1. Reports: Israel Slated for Early Elections as Netanyahu Coalition Breaks UpNetanyahu had met the education minister, Naftali Bennett, who wanted the defence ministry post in the right-wing government, but the meeting ended with a decision by cabinet members to hold national polls, which were previously due in November 2019.
  2. Trump Admin Moves Toward Recognizing Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan Heights – For the first time ever, the United States on Friday intended to vote against an annual UN resolution condemning Israel’s annexation of the Golan Heights. Ever since Israel seized control of the strategic plateau on the 1967 Six Day War, the US has abstained when the resolution titled “The Occupied Syrian Golan” was brought to a vote. (Also see: In first, US votes against UN resolution condemning Israeli presence in Golan)

We rejoice that the US finally took a stand for the Golan in the UN. Pray that we will openly declare our acceptance of Israel’s 1980’s annexation of the Golan Heights. The Golan has been at peace since the 1967 Six Day War. However, every peace agreement leads to violence and war, whereas Israel’s wars end in peace. Remember this when Israel finally decides to re-enter Gaza and establish peace through Israeli control.

On the looming election in the Spring, pray that Yehovah God of Israel will strengthen Netanyahu to hear and do God’s will.

My help comes from Yehovah, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Yehovah himself watches over you! Yehovah stands beside you as your protective shade. Psalm 121:2-5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)








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