World Scarf Day

17 02 2016

American-Muslim-Women-IP_1Actually, it is called World Hijab Day. It is one of the most dangerous tools of Islam to deceive the West. Their narrative is that it is a wonderful way to choose modesty. In point of fact, however, it is used in radical Muslim theocracies to imprison women and to mark those who refuse as apostates. Don’t believe the lying propaganda.

The history of modern Turkey illustrates my point. As a consequence of losing World War I, the Ottoman Empire was required to abolish the Caliphate headquartered in Turkey. Turkey was legally secularized and the hijab faced a widespread ban in most circles. After 80 years, a new leader arose in Turkey (Erdogan) who legalized the hijab once again. This has directly contributed to the new radicalization of modern Turkey. His plea was for “democratic freedom” to wear it. However, once it became legal, husbands and male authorities were able to persecute any who refused it. Thus we see it increasing every year as women are once again enslaved by this totally sexist religion.

World Hijab Day is now invading American schools as a way of experiencing and learning about Islam. Here is a quote from a school principal who endorsed it for her school in Rochester, New York, followed by comments from the Clarion Project:

“We are an experiential school; we engage kids in all kinds of activities and projects all of the time, so the perspective of being able to learn what a hijab is, why some women choose to wear it and why some women don’t choose to wear it, and we provide the opportunity to experience it; it is well within protocol of experiential learning.”

Unfortunately, learning about “why some women don’t choose to wear it” – or more pointedly, what happens to women in certain Muslim countries and societies who have no choice whether or not to wear it — was not part of the program.

As prominent Muslim human rights activist Asra Nomani writes in the Washington Post, events such as these are a “painful reminder of the well-financed effort by conservative Muslims to dominate modern Muslim societies”.

I highly recommend The Clarion Project as an excellent source. Of course, I also invite you to read my book, Simple Islam. I explain how Islam and the Bible are irreconcilable. We need to know the personal name of God. Yehovah is the God Israel and the Bible. Islam’s god has a different name and a very different character.

And God spoke all these words, saying: “I am Yehovah your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, Yehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. Exodus 20:1-6

We are living in perilous times. Make sure you know your Bible and know how to hear from the Holy Spirit. That is especially necessary for this Presidential Election. (But that is a blog for another day.)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)





Great News for Israeli Christians

12 02 2016

Aramaic ChristiansMost Christians in Israel are not Arabs. This is a little known fact. The Palestinian Arab population came with the Muslim conquest hundreds of years after Jesus walked the Land. But there was another people group during that period called Arameans. Jesus Himself spoke Aramaic as well as Hebrew.

Today, most of the so-called Arab Christians are actually Arameans. The great news is that Israel has now recognized them as a separate ethnic identity among Israeli citizens. I have written of this previously, (Israeli Christian Citizens in the IDF?) but this is a further update. Here is the new article:

Israeli Christians Officially Recognized as Arameans, Not Arabs Earlier this year, Israel took the first step in recognizing the nation’s Christians as an independent minority. Now, local Israeli Christians can register as a distinct ethnicity, as well. Lumped together with the Arab population for centuries, Israel’s Population, Immigration and Border Authority (PIBA) has been instructed to now recognize the bulk of the country’s Christians as Aramaeans, the actual ethnicity of most of the region’s Christians prior to the Arab Muslim conquest. “The existence of the Aramean nationality is clear and obvious,” wrote Interior Minister Gideon Saar in his official directive to the PIBA. Saar noted that local Aramean Christians have a distinct “historical heritage, religion, culture, descent and language” – all the conditions necessary to be recognized as a national or ethnic group. The change in the national registry will be by request for those Christians born into Christian families or clans and who can speak Aramaic. Financial Spots

This decision will liberate the Aramaic Christians from being under the thumb of the Muslims. Already, these Christians are loyal citizens of Israel, serving in the Israel Defense Forces with distinction. They are clearly pro-Israel. I praise God for this wonderful news. Israel is the only nation in the Middle East where Christians are valued equally. Most Muslim countries officially discriminate against Christians at the least, and commit genocide at the worst. We need to pray for persecuted Christians and rejoice at the recognition they now have in Israel.

For he is our peace, who has made us both one, and has broken down the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in His flesh the enmity, which is the Law of commandments contained in ordinances, so that in Himself He might make the two into one new man, thus establishing peace. Ephesians 2:14-15 NASB

Pray for the true peace of Jerusalem!

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The god who is Not a Father

18 12 2015

Wheaton professorA tenured professorship at a Bible college, and a Doctorate, do not guarantee protection from ignorance. The sad story of the Wheaton College professor confirms my point. She declared on Facebook that Christians and Muslims all worship the same god. She even quoted the Pope as her authority. I am glad for this controversy because it raise the discussion to the top priority: Who is God and what is His nature?

It started when Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Wheaton College, chose to wear a hijab (headscarf) in solidarity with Muslims whom she perceived to be misunderstood. It not about the hijab, it is a free country. Anyone can wear it. However, it one thing to wear it by choice as she and many Muslim women do. But in many other parts of Islam, it is not a choice but a command. Women and girls are killed for failing to wear it. This has even happened in Texas.

The answer to the ignorance is so simple, it mystifies me, that people cannot see it. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments emphatically teach that Yehovah God is a Father. Look at Psalm 2, “kiss the Son,” and Proverbs 30:4, “What is His name and His Son’s name if you know?” Of course the Gospels are based on God loving the whole world so much that He sent His Son to die for us. John 3:16

The Quran, however, adamantly defines Islam’s god as not a father. It is a blasphemous concept in the Quran. I have detailed this point in my book, Simple Islam, including quotes from the Quran.

4. And the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) differed not until after there came to them clear evidence. (i.e. Prophet Muhammad and whatever was revealed to him). 5. And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Al-h, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat: and that is the right religion. 6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Quran Sura 98:4-6 click on 98)

Folks always like to get into the weeds and confuse the issue with complex religious arguments. But it is not complicated. If the God of the Bible is a Father, He is not the god described in the Quran. If you define your faith by anything other than the Bible, then you pick and choose anything you want to believe. The Quran and the Bible are irreconcilable. They are as different as night and day or, more precisely as different as the Moon god and the Creator God Yehovah.

To be clear, God loves Muslims and all people. He has called all to receive the promised Messiah, Yeshua. There is only one way to the Father:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority;but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” John 14:6-11

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Messianic Believer 1 of 14 Murdered

3 12 2015
Nicholas and Jennifer Thalasinos (Facebook)

Nicholas and Jennifer Thalasinos (Facebook)

You may not see this on TV, but one of the dead in the San Bernardino terrorist attack was a Messianic believer named Nicholas Thalasinos, age 52. His wife said he discussed with Farook two weeks ago about whether Islam was a peaceful religion.

“One of the victims of the San Bernardino shooting was identified on Thursday as a Messianic Jew who had a heated discussion with the shooter about Islam weeks b

efore the attack. … Nicholas Thalasinos passionately defended Israel, and actively debated religion in online forums and in person, his friends said. Only two weeks ago, Thalasinos was having a heated on-the-job discussion about the nature of Islam with Syed Rizwan Farook, his fellow restaurant inspector and the man police identified as the shooter.” Times of Israel

We continue to pray for all the 14 families who suffered a death yesterday as well as all the families and friends of the 21 who were wounded. In one moment the festive celebration of the holidays turned to mourning. We pray for the peace and comfort of the Holy Spirit for all at this time.

Nationally, a sober realization is sinking into most Americans. It is a time for mercy. All who call on the name of Yehovah and His Son, Jesus will be saved. Not necessarily saved from physical death, but saved for eternity. Another victim was  a father of six and an honored member of a local church in the city. I honestly don’t know how people can possibly cope with such tragedy without the Lord Jesus. I believe we will see one last great revival or awakening in the United States, but it will be from a cry for mercy rising up out of hearts calling on God. Others have also heard that it is a mercy revival.

And you He made alive, who were dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once walked according to the course of this world, according to the prince of the power of the air, the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience, among whom also we all once conducted ourselves in the lusts of our flesh, fulfilling the desires of the flesh and of the mind, and were by nature children of wrath, just as the others.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace you have been saved), and raised us up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus, that in the ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us in Christ Jesus. For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works, lest anyone should boast. For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them. Ephesians 2:1-10

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Amazon Listing

23 09 2015

Blessing Israel cover photo

ACOP picDoreen and I are personally rejoicing that we finally listed our books on Amazon. All six of my books and all four of Doreen’s are now listed on special author’s pages. We hope you will check them out. The two newest are pictured above. Just click on the image to go to the Amazon page.

My newest book is Blessing Israel: Compelling Biblical Evidence of Zion’s Purpose in God’s Heart. My last book simplified Islam. This one simplifies Zionism. Yehovah God is the #1 Zionist. What is His heart? He has a Plan and this book explains it from His heart. It contrasts man’s political and demonic propaganda against the heart of God. To resist Zion is to resist God. Confusion about Zion leaves one impotent to stand with Israel. Blessing Israel defines Biblical Zionism, leading to the logical conclusion for the reader: “I, too, am a Zionist!”

My second newest is Simple Islam: Irreconcilable Differences Between the Bible and Islam. Contrary to majority opinion, we do not all worship the same God. Christians and Jews worship Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Clearly identified as a Father in the Bible, He also has a 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 Islam, by contrast, adamantly denies their god is a father or has a son. The Jesus of the Quran is not the Son of God, and did not die. The aim of Simple Islam is to clear the chatter that confuses the issue.

Doreen’s brand new book, A Change of Plans, just arrived today. It is Book 4 in her Jewish Roots for Children Series. It completes the story of Matt, a young Christian, and Rachel, his Jewish best friend. Together they have learned about the Bible Feasts of the LORD (Yehovah). You will really enjoy the exciting end of their story. Doreen did a great job! (Of course, I am a completely impartial literary critic.)

Here are links to our sites on Amazon:

Les – amazon.com/author/elishavisionbooks

Doreen – amazon.com/author/jewishrootsforchildren

Thank you for visiting our pages, your continued prayers are really appreciated.

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Off to Idaho

1 06 2015

RoshHanikraSandpoint, Idaho is one of my favorite ministry destinations  and for family and friends. For a decade or more I have ministered in the area including Spokane, Washington and Libby, Montana. It is a joy and an honor to have such a privilege. My base there is my brother Ken’s church, River of Life. I appreciate my relationships with some powerful marketplace ministers in Sandpoint, led by Ross Hall. One of my favorite stops is always the Cocolalla Cowboy Church with Pastor Steve Bradshaw.

For those of you who are led to pray for me, my request is always the Apostle Paul’s plea from Ephesians.

…that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel, for which I am an ambassador in chains; that in it I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak.” Ephesians 6:19-20 NKJV

The key need here is for “utterance” to be given. His (and my) prayer request is not just for boldness. Anyone can whip up some soul-ish boldness, from human personality. What we desperately need is that God-given utterance from above, the anointing of the Holy Spirit. I don’t want to just spout off my opinions, I covet to speak God’s words, His revelation. So please pray for me to that end if the Lord brings me to mind in the next two weeks of Idaho ministry. Thank you so much.

Here is another translation of that verse from the New Living Translation. I love this version.

And pray for me, too. Ask God to give me the right words so I can boldly explain God’s mysterious plan that the Good News is for Jews and Gentiles alike. I am in chains now, still preaching this message as God’s ambassador. So pray that I will keep on speaking boldly for him, as I should. Ephesians 6:19-20 NLT

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Temple Mount in Focus

6 11 2014
Palestinian supporters of the Islamist movement Hamas, hold a placards with the slogan written in Arabic, "we are all your defenders Al-Aqsa,", and "Al-Aqsa is the compass for my life" during a protest against recent Israeli restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Palestinian supporters of the Islamist movement Hamas, hold a placards with the slogan written in Arabic, “we are all your defenders Al-Aqsa,”, and “Al-Aqsa is the compass for my life” during a protest against recent Israeli restrictions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque, in the West Bank City of Ramallah, Friday, Oct. 17, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

We have now entered the countdown to the clash of civilizations over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. With US elections over, much attention will now turn to Jerusalem. But even more specifically, the focus is that 32 disputed acres of flat mountain top where the glorious temple of Solomon stood over 3,000 years ago. Today it is claimed by Islam and administered by the Wakf Muslim religious authority (under Israeli sovereignty). Christians and Jews are not allowed to pray there! This is enforced by Israeli police even though freedom of religion is guaranteed by the Israeli constitution.

The Israel news is narrowing its focus more and more on this tiny hot-spot. Jordan is threatening to end its peace treaty with Israel. Even Egypt is calling for regional deterioration. Of course the Palestinians are calling for an uprising (intifada) to defend the al-Aqsa mosque which occupies the south end of the mount. 

The Lord Jesus gave me a simple illustration of the prophetic timing we have now entered. Israel became a nation in 1948. Viewing this wonderful prophetic restoration through a camera would require a wide-angle lens. The scope was the return of land itself, a modern miracle.

Then, in 1967, Israel won the Six-Day War supernaturally and regained the Old City area of Jerusalem. That camera view would use a normal lens. It was the direct fulfillment of Jesus’ own prophetic words: From 70 AD till June, 1967, Jerusalem was ruled my Gentiles. From that date till now it is under Israeli sovereignty.

And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled. Luke 21:24

We have now entered the third and last change of our camera lens. We now need a zoom lens because God’s focus is directly on the temple mount. Recent events are piling up with escalating frequency. One of the more serious was the attempted assassination of a vocal Israeli activist, Yehuda Glick, who was known for praying on the mount defying the ban.

This is even more evidence that we are in the end times. We should react with prayer and enlist as watchmen on the wall for Jerusalem. One thing is certain. God is in control and His purpose will be accomplished. Not one promise He has spoken will fail to come to pass:

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

Personal Note: My friend, Dale Suggs, asked me to share a request for help in publishing his newest book, Jesus is NOT in the Quran Volume 2. Here is the link for supporting him: http://www.gofundme.com/gqj1rc

Also, you can check out Dale’s site of the same name on my list of Favorite Sites in the column on the right of this page.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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