Israel Fake News

15 11 2019

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The problem of fake news is not just in America. Israel regularly faces the same issue. Here is just the most recent example.

Fox News reporter in Gaza: Amnesty International lied – Reporter rebuts Amnesty claim Israel hit Gaza building, explaining, “A rocket misfired from Gaza. I was across the street when it happened.” Amnesty International lied yesterday, Tuesday, when it accused Israel of violating international law for bombing the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights building in Gaza, said Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst. 

Amnesty International Called Out for Falsely Accusing Israel of Attacking Gaza Building — Which Was Actually Hit by Misfired Palestinian RocketAmnesty quickly issued a tweet saying, “We strongly condemn attack on the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights whose office in Gaza was struck by an Israeli missile earlier this morning. Strikes targeting civilian buildings is a violation of international law.” 

The irony and hypocrisy of this charge is that Israel always strikes military targets in response to terror attacks while the terrorists target civilians. That is the whole point of terror, to intimidate the civilian population. Don’t be deceived by “media reports,” find out the truth by double-checking the several sources of any story. Amnesty International is notorious for its left-leaning anti-Israel stance.

Pray for truth to come out. I end with my favorite revelation from 2 Thessalonians:

He (Satan) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:10–12 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains.

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“Spontaneous” Gaza riots cancelled for this week

5 08 2019

Gaza riots

This is a true story from our “You can’t make this stuff up” department.

The “spontaneous” Friday riots, where we are told that ordinary Gazans just go on their own to protest (usually) Israeli policies, are being cancelled this week.

The reason given by the National Authority for Return and Breaking the Siege, which was published in Hamas newspapers, is because it is the day before Eid al Adha and they wanted their rioters to have a chance to prepare for the holiday.

These riots have been going on every Friday for over a year with casualties on both sides. They are not spontaneous in any way. “Demonstrators” are brought to the area on busses. Even more horrible is the following United Nations finding:

United Nations: Hamas recruits children for terror activity – Special UN report states “children who work for terrorist organizations are exposed to high-level violence and exploitation.” The report detailed the various terrorist organizations which recruit children, including Hamas and Hezbollah. The report confirmed that children in Gaza and Judea and Samaria have been recruited by Islamic Jihad, Hamas and other terrorist groups.

Finally, last Friday a Nazi flag was raised at the Gaza riots. It was not the first time.

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At the weekly Hamas-led March of Return riots, protesters displayed their true nature when they unfurled a large flag with a Nazi Swastika. 

On Friday, approximately 6,000 angry rioters challenged the security fence protecting Israel’s southern border. The rioters used slings to hurl stones at IDF troops as well as firebombs and improvised explosive devices. The soldiers responded with non-lethal riot-dispersal means. the Algemeiner

Ironically, Hamas issued an English language statement opposing the flags. However, their reason was that it hurt their cause, not that they rejected Nazism. Also, that it was “exploited by the Israeli occupation to distort our struggle for freedom and independence.” Right. Hamas is in complete independent control of Gaza and they are responsible for the lack of freedom of their people. Their “struggle” for freedom refers to taking over all of Israel and the genocide of the Jews. It’s in the Hamas Charter.

For more on the Palestinian connection to Hitler, click on this picture.

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Haj Amin el-Husseini, better known as the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, with Nazi SS officers in November 1943. (Credit: German Federal Archives/JNS.)

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. 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 83:4-5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the right timing.

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Miraculous Mercy in Israel

12 11 2018

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Minutes after Israeli troops got off their bus, it was hit by an anti-tank missile from Gaza. It was truly the mercy of Yehovah God that only one soldier was injured. At one point, 200 missiles were fired in only two hours, more than one a minute. 60 were intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense.

Rockets from Gaza pass 300 in five and-half hours The successive salvos of rockets from the Gaza Strip in five and a half hours on Monday climbed past 300 at 10 p.m. The second direct hit in Ashkelon caused extensive damage in a residential district. One person was injured.  In the first, the damage to a four-story residential building was heavy, but all the residents made it to shelters in time to escape harm.

Attacks from Gaza have injured 22 Israelis today — medical officials Times of Israel

Update Tuesday: ‘Miracle’ Kept 50 IDF Soldiers From Being Killed by Hamas Missile

Here is the video of the bus attack from Hamas TV.

Safety of Abiding in the Presence of Yehovah

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of Yehovah, “He is my refuge and my fortress; my God, in Him I will trust.” Surely He shall deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the perilous pestilence. He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; His truth shall be your shield and buckler. You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow (MISSILE)that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. Psalm 91:1-3

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.)





100 Rockets from Gaza Today

29 05 2018
IDF May 29-2018

Photo from IDF Twitter account

There is no sign of  a slowdown of projectiles fired from Gaza into Israel today. Israel hit back, hitting 40 Hamas targets after the first 35 rockets and then 25 more targets after a second 35 rockets this evening. (Now, over 100.) “No Sign of Ceasefire…:  Israel Today Live blog

At US behest UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Gaza barragesNations to convene Wednesday; Haley says council should be ‘outraged’ over rocket, mortar fire at Israeli civilians and ‘Palestinian leadership needs to be held accountable’. “The recent attacks out of Gaza are the largest we have seen since 2014,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.

Earlier, Hamas and the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad released a joint statement claiming responsibility for the dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired at southern Israel throughout the day. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all violence emanating from the coastal enclave, as it has ruled Gaza since 2007.

As near as I can tell from early reports, there are two Israeli civilians and three soldiers with non life threatening injuries so far. One rocket fell near a kindergarten before school. There are no Israelis living in Gaza since 2007 and no troops stationed there. Yet, the duped world press shouts: “Occupation!”

Top minister warns Israel on cusp of war with Gaza: Israel Katz says neither side wants war but ‘we have a red line’; Steinitz: Israel could be forced to conquer Strip if rocket attacks continue. Israel is the closest its been to war in Gaza since the 2014 war with Hamas, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Army Radio Tuesday evening, following a day of intense rocket and mortar fire from the Strip and retaliatory Israeli strikes.

This calls for some serious prayerful intercession. Please join with us in prayer for peace in Israel. Most of the world stands opposed to Israel, but Yehovah God is watching over her and will protect Israel. He turned the page in 1948 after 1900 years of judgement. He is now restoring favor and blessing and prosperity to Israel. Through many wars and rumors of wars He is faithful, and Israel only grows stronger.

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 NLT

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(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.)





Israel Is-Real

16 05 2018

Dry Bones Pal kids

Let’s Get Real! That could be the slogan for moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, the only capital city the Jews have looked to, for over 3,000 years. NO. OTHER. COUNTRY. HAS. EVER. MADE JERUSALEM. ITS. CAPITAL. CITY.

Reality also needs to be invoked in the Gaza uprising that has consumed most of the media. The nations are ignoring the real history and slamming Israel for the deaths in the Hamas attacks on the Gaza border. They again accuse Israel of killing women and children. Yet, even though Hamas did everything it could, to put women and children in harm’s way, the reality contradicts the propaganda.

Hamas official: 50 of the 62 Gazans killed in border violence were our members – Salah Bardawil’s confirmation means number of acknowledged members of terror groups who died on Monday and Tuesday is now 53 Israel National News

Our local NBC affiliate in Raleigh, NC at 11 PM Monday only showed video of the rioting, but no pictures of the Embassy opening ceremony. Hamas has aimed to destroy Israel for years, nothing new here. But moving our Embassy was a truly historic event, not deemed of any significance at all to WRAL-TV. The only mention was as the motive for Hamas attacking the sovereign border of Israel. Shame on WRAL.

Hamas will fail to destroy the Jews and disappear from history, just as the empires of the Babylonians, Persians, Greeks, Romans and every other empire up to now. This includes the Nazis, Soviets and inevitably Islam. This is not because the Jews are any better people, but because Yehovah God, the God who is a father, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob made eternal, unconditional promises to Israel. Their very existence after 3,000 years is a miracle testament to God’s faithfulness to His own word.

“Therefore, give the people of Israel this message from the Sovereign Yehovah: I am bringing you back, but not because you deserve it. I am doing it to protect my holy name, on which you brought shame while you were scattered among the nations.” Ezekiel 36:22

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

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Israel is One

1 08 2014
It is hard to think of a time when we have been so united. And the internet brings us even closer.

It is hard to think of a time when we have been so united. And the internet brings us even closer.

There is an old saying that if you have two Israelis, you will have three opinions. That is normally true for the feisty new nation. However, the Gaza War has united Israel like few have seen before. One of the points I make in teaching Psalm 83 is that Israel’s enemies are a confederacy, not a unity in their war against Israel. It is encouraging to see the unity of the Israeli people, including many Israeli Arabs and Israeli Christians. Just read Israel Today Magazine for examples.

Today I am sharing two more Dry Bones cartoons from my favorite cartoonist, Yaakov Kirchen, expressing that oneness presently in Israel. I am including his own comments below each cartoon.

It is a serious question. . . .to be answered by a world which will have to deal with an angry, righteous, and united Israel.

It is a serious question.
. . .to be answered by a world which will have to deal with an angry, righteous, and united Israel.

Please read this astounding article: The Mega-Attack Israel’s Gaza War Prevented

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Miracle in Gaza: Bullet Embeds in Grenade

28 07 2014

bullet in grenade Gaza 7-27-14An Israeli soldier is alive today thanks to the “miracle” grenade which saved his life in Gaza.

Israel’s Channel 2 News reported that a bullet fired by a Palestinian militant shooting an AK-47 missed the soldier’s body, instead slamming into a hand grenade in one of his pockets. The Israeli news service called it “a double miracle in Gaza” – one because the bullet didn’t hit the soldier’s body and two that the grenade did not detonate. The Blaze.com

Who Calls the IDF a Nazi Army?

The answer sounds like a variation of an old joke, but it is real. I am not making this up. What do you get when you cross Yasser Arafat with Mahmoud Abbas? You get Yasser Abbas, the son of Mahmoud Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority. Remember them? They are the “moderate” peace partners with whom Israel is supposed to negotiate the two-state solution. Yes, the same ones who incite hatred of Jews, refuse to remove the destruction of Israel from their Charter (ditto Hamas), and who are now calling for a third Intifada. You probably need to know a little more about Yasser Abbas. He is one who calls the Israeli Army “a Nazi army.”

Yasser Abbas is a Palestinian Canadian businessman and the son of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.[1] He was named in honor of Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.[2] In 1983, he graduated with a degree in civil engineering from Washington State University.[3] His conspicuous wealth has caused “quiet controversy” in the Palestinian Territories.[4]

Despite Abbas’ father being accused—by former economic advisor to Yasir Arafat, Mohammed Rachid—of taking $100 million from the Palestinian government for himself, Abbas claims that his wealth comes from his own businesses.[5] Abbas had worked for a number of contracting firms from the Persian Gulf from the 1980s until he left to Ramallah to start his own company in 1997. Abbas is the current owner of Falcon Tobacco, the company that controls all American made cigarette sales in all Palestinian territories.[6] Yasser Abbas also is the Chairman of the Falcon Holding Group, a Palestinian investment firm that owns Falcon Electric Mechanical Contracting Company (FEMC).[7] However, FEMC’s success hadn’t came without the assist from the U.S. government: The Company had been rewarded a contract for $1.89 million from the U.S. government during the Iraq war to build a sewage system in the town of Hebron.[8] (This is the Yasser Abaas entry in Wikipedia.)

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Gaza Inconvenient Truths

18 07 2014
These are top Hamas leaders.

These are top Hamas leaders.

While watching and praying for Israel this week I have discovered three little known truths about Gaza. They are inconvenient because they do not fit the media narrative. For years now Hamas has succeeded in portraying Israel as Goliath and Gaza as David. (Ironic that they choose to pervert a Biblical story.) However, it seems for the first time Israel is gaining ground against the Hamas and PLO propaganda machine. Here are three truths about Gaza that you will not likely see on the evening news.

#1   Gazans Are More Scared of Hamas than Israel. The civilians of Gaza, including Hamas supporters, have begun to express resentment towards the militant organizations that have made their lives hell. Such expressions of dissatisfaction, both to foreign reporters and in private conversations, have become more and more common, and could well signal the beginning of unrest against Hamas. Ynet News.com

#2   Hamas Has Become a Millionaires Club. In recent media interviews, Professor Ahmed Karima of Al-Azhar University in Egypt noted that in recent years Hamas has blossomed into a movement of millionaires. According to Karima, Hamas can boast no fewer than 1,200 millionaires among its leadership and mid-level officials. That assertion was backed up by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who in 2012 estimated the number of Gaza millionaires to be 800. Israel Today

In particular, overall Hamas leader Khaled Mashal has amassed a fortune of $2.6 billion, the Jordanian media reported. All of this is happening as many Gazans wallow in poverty and struggle with a 40 percent unemployment rate. Imagine how many new jobs could be created by all that money Hamas collects. Instead, the terror group is well pleased to see the people of Gaza suffer, both economically and as a consequence of its violence against Israel, all in service to Hamas’ ultimate goal.

#3   Innocent Gazan Civilians are Responsible Too. Gazans who claim to be victims of their rulers should have rebelled against those building missile bases under their homes. Because they have failed to do so, they will have to pay a price. YnetNews.com

Here is a link to the Hamas Charter for your information.

Believers need to pray for discernment as we read, listen and watch the news. There are innocents in great danger who need our prayers, both Gazans and Israelis.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Hamas Killing Gazans

15 07 2014

Hamas Map-Amlach-new-EN1-640x640Fact: Since July 8, 100 rockets fired from Gaza have fallen within Gaza. Hamas fires from civilian areas…and hits its own people.  7-15-14 (from the Israel Defense Forces IDF Twitter feed)

Hamas uses human shields by firing from schools, mosques, neighborhoods and and ten per cent blow up within Gaza. These casualties are then included in their propaganda statistics claiming they were killed by Israel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBknEk4GfoA   Week in Review

Hear the word of Yehovah to Israel:
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. “Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them—Those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, Yehovah your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.Isaiah 41:11-12
Hear our prayer to Yehovah, God of Heaven’s armies:
Don’t let my treacherous enemies rejoice over my defeat. Don’t let those who hate me without cause gloat over my sorrow. They don’t talk of peace; they plot against innocent people who mind their own business. They shout, “Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we saw him do it!” O Yehovah, you know all about this. Do not stay silent. Do not abandon me now, O Lord. Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord. Declare me not guilty, O Yehovah my God, for you give justice. Don’t let my enemies laugh about me in my troubles. Don’t let them say, “Look, we got what we wanted! Now we will eat him alive!” May those who rejoice at my troubles be humiliated and disgraced. May those who triumph over me be covered with shame and dishonor. But give great joy to those who came to my defense. Let them continually say, “Great is Yehovah, who delights in blessing his servant with peace!” Then I will proclaim your justice, and I will praise you all day long. Psalm 35:19-28 NLT
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
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(As is my custom, 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.)




Dis-Honor Killings

1 04 2014

GAza-Women-300x199“Honor Killings and honor violence” are the dirty secret of the Muslim world. I can’t think of a more hypocritical concept. Your daughter is raped, so you kill her to save your family’s honor? Really?!! This is not an isolated problem. Consider the following statistics from the United Nations on The Kelly File, Fox News March 31, 2012. (Click on the date to view the 10 minute video clip from her show last night.)

  • 125 million women and girls suffered female genital mutilation in Africa and Middle East since 1989
  • Over 60 million girls worldwide are child brides, married before age 18
  • Est: Annual worldwide number of “honor killing” victims may be as high as 5,000 women                                                                                                                                                                                    Source: United Nations (via Fox News, The Kelly File)

Narrow down the field to the Palestinian Territories and consider the multiplied millions of Western dollars propping up Mahmoud Abbas and his demand for a state. Especially notice the headline of the following article:

Palestinian Honor Killings Skyrocket, Israel Blamed: Two teenage Palestinian girls were killed in separate incidents last month in so-called “honour killings”, revenge attacks carried out most often by family members against women suspected of “immoral sexual conduct”.
The deaths sparked protests with more than 100 people assembling outside the general attorney’s office in Gaza on March 3, demanding violence against Palestinian women come to a halt. Five women died in honour killings in the Palestinian territories in 2011. That number rose to 13 in 2012 and doubled to 26 last year. (Eight killed in first three months of 2014 would project to 32 this year.)

…A survey by the Palestinian Central Bureau of Statistics from 2011 showed that 35 percent of married women in Gaza had been exposed to physical violence by their husband within the past year, and that 40 percent of unmarried women had been physically abused by a household member.(Click here for full article.)

Wake up, folks! It matters what you believe. The Bible is the foundation of the Judeo/Christian culture of life. Islam is the religion of the sword, a culture of death. Violence is the solution in such a culture. Just Google this phrase and you will see countless reports of Muslims saying these very words: “We love death more than you love life.”

All I am saying is summed up perfectly in this Bible quote from the God of Israel:

“Now therefore, listen to me, my children, for blessed are those who keep my ways. Hear instruction and be wise, and do not disdain it. Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates,waiting at the posts of my doors. For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from Yehovah; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death.” Proverbs 8:32-36

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Ariel Sharon & Judgment

6 01 2014
Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went into a coma in 2006, some three years into his second term

Former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon went into a coma in 2006, some three years into his second term

A Sober Word

The nature of God is a much debated subject. Many in today’s Western decadent culture choose to believe in a god who would never hurt a flea. Really. Just think of PETA. Yet there are two facts about the God of the Bible that one must accept.

1. Yehovah is the God who is unchangeable. “For I am Yehovah, I do not change; Therefore you are not consumed, O sons of Jacob. Malachi 3:6 Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

The point of the first verse is that if God would change, He would have destroyed Jacob (Israel). But He had made certain unconditional promises to Abraham, Issac and Jacob that are eternal.

2. God has in fact consumed/destroyed wicked people including entire cities such as Sodom and Gomorrah in the past. And He will do it in the future…The burden against Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, and it will be a ruinous heap. Isaiah 17:1

I say this is future because Damascus, Syria is the only Middle Eastern capital city that has never been destroyed in over 5,000 years. Jerusalem on the other hand, has been destroyed at least eleven times.

These two facts about the nature of Yehovah God are the foundation of this post about Ariel Sharon, former Prime Minister of Israel who is on his death-bed. He has been in a coma for seven years, but is now near death.

Much will be written in his honor in the coming days, so I need to make this point now. Even the Prime Minister of Israel is not above God’s judgments. Lionized as a great General in earlier years, his last terrible decision to withdraw all Jews from the Gaza area was his final act and his worst mistake. He found himself on the opposite end of one of God’s most unchangeable declarations.

“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

Ariel Sharon divided God’s land and fell into the judgment. He was so blinded by the US pressure, he even scheduled the withdrawal from Gaza on the 9th of Av, which is the worst historical date in Jewish history. It was the date of the destruction of both the first and second temples, expulsion from Spain, and even the Holocaust. He immediately postponed it but the damage was done. Within days he suffered the tragic brain hemorrhage. The withdrawal date is also connected to US judgment because that is the day Katrina formed off the African coast. Please know that I take no joy in these facts, but they show an aspect of God that we must embrace if we live by the Bible. Even God Himself takes no pleasure in anyone’s death.

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:30-32

UPDATE: Check out the story of the famous Israeli Rabbi who met the Messiah and told His name. He also said the death of Ariel Sharon would be followed by the coming of the Messiah. Click here and here.

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(As is my custom, 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.)





40,000 Deaths Don’t Count?

19 11 2012

One cartoon is worth 1,000 lies

According to Wikipedia, between 40,000 and 52,000 Syrians have died in the 20 months of their bloody civil war. Yet, the news is blasting 24/7 about the 100 killed in Gaza. Why are there so many more stories about Gaza? It’s simple. It fits the narrative of bashing Israel. Since Israel is not involved in the Syrian civil war, those deaths don’t have the same propaganda value. Jeffrey Goldberg wrote in the Atlantic: The media is biased against Israel. Yes, got it. Yes, Israel is being judged harshly. Yes, I know that probably 300 people have been murdered in Syria since this Gaza affair started, and no one cares. An acquaintance of mine, a Syrian living in Beirut, wrote me in frustration about this last night. “We get very little interest from the international press compared to the Palestinians. What should we do to get more attention?” My advice is to get killed by Jews. Always works.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made a compelling case in his recent video statement: “Hamas is guilty of double war crimes. They intentionally target Israeli civilians and they hide their rockets behind Palestinian civilians.”

The initial Gaza coverage was balanced, but is now turning against Israel. Look at this quote from China: China condemns Israel’s ‘over-use of force causing deaths and injuries amongst innocent ordinary people’. What are they thinking? Over 1500 rockets have been launched at Israeli civilians this year, over 1,000 this week. What exactly is “over-use of force” in the minds of Communist Chinese? I wonder how they would react to 1,500 incoming rockets? And why are Palestinians in Gaza (70% of whom voted Hamas into power) considered “innocent ordinary people”, when Hamas intentionally targets Israeli civilians?

Israel drops leaflets, calls cellphones and sends text messages to warn Gaza civilians to stay away from Hamas facilities and launch sites. Repeat after me: Israel defends itself by attacking terrorists, resulting in occasional civilian casualties, but Hamas intentionally targets Israeli civilians! Why is this so hard for media to grasp?

Consider the following quote from Avner Bosky (available in Nov 19 newsletter here)

It is difficult for many Westerners to understand the depths of religious hatred and motivation found throughout the Islamic and Arab world. These are directed sometimes at the West, sometimes at Russia, but always at Israel. The foundations of these attitudes are Koranic, and are amplified in the Islamic hadith (a kind of Oral Law compilation, considered authoritative by all Muslims). According to these perspectives, the Jewish people have no right to any part of the land of Israel, and it is the duty and obligation of all Muslims to wage jihad against the Jews and all who stand with them. It is not a war about borders, or about refugees, or about Western influence. It is a war of Islamist annihilation targeting Jews both in Israel and around the world.

  • Sheikh Hussein Massawi, former head of Hezbollah, declared regarding Israel, “We are not fighting so that you will offer us something. We are fighting to eliminate you.”
  • Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, co-founder and former head of Hamas, announced, “Make no mistake. There will be no peace as long as there is a Zionist-Jewish state. Our holy goal is to liberate all of Palestine, and if the Jews do not go, they will die. All of Palestine is Islamic land – every inch.”
  • Articles 6 of Hamas 1988 constitution declares that “Israel will rise and will remain erect until Islam eliminates it … The Islamic Resistance Movement…strives to raise the banner of All-h over every inch of Palestine.”
  • Article 8 is the official slogan of Hamas, and it is not ashamed to announce that  All-h is our goal, the Prophet our model, the Qur’an our Constitution, Jihad our path and death for the cause of All-h our most sublime belief.”  This last point (Article 8) is also the slogan of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood.

(My custom to use the name of the God of Israel, Yehovah has been explained in my previous blog. The reason I do not spell out the name of the pagan god of Islam is taken from five Scriptures. The first is:
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. Exodus 23:13)

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240 Rockets = Pillar of Cloud

14 11 2012

More than 240 rockets from Gaza landed in Israel since Saturday prompting today’s Israeli Operation Pillar of Cloud. It is likely only the beginning of a much wider conflict and possibly war. Depending on the next round of reprisals from Hamas, this could expand to include Hezbollah from Lebanon, Syria and even Egypt. Once again we are on the precipice of the Psalm 83 War.

Over 160 rocket fell in four days and then 80 more today in Israel. Enough is enough! What country on earth would stand by while under such an unrelenting attack? Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says
“those who think they can disrupt life in the south and get away with it are mistaken.” (Update: Now over 400 rockets in six days since Saturday.)

Update #2 Click this link for a live thread detailing today’s events.

Today Israel took out “number one “on their Most Wanted Terrorist list. Ahmed Jabari was the head of the Hamas military wing. He was successfully targeted by an Israeli missile this morning. Pray for wisdom from Yehovah, God of Israel and His Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.

And the Angel of God, who went before the camp of Israel, moved and went behind them; and the pillar of cloud went from before them and stood behind them. So it came between the camp of the Egyptians and the camp of Israel. – Now it came to pass, in the morning watch, that Yehovah looked down upon the army of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and cloud, and He troubled the army of the Egyptians. Exodus 14:19-20, 24

And they will tell it to the inhabitants of this land. They have heard that You, Yehovah, are among these people; that You, Yehovah, are seen face to face and Your cloud stands above them, and You go before them in a pillar of cloud by day and in a pillar of fire by night. Numbers 14:14

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

(As is my custom, 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 has been obscured for 2,500 years, but is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





90 Gaza Rockets in 24 Hours

27 10 2012

Americans are understandably consumed with our Presidential election 10 days away. We are also shocked by the Administration’s six weeks Libya silence. They are obviously playing out the string hoping most voters will not hear about it until after November 6.

Yet Israel, our truest Middle East friend, was targeted with 90 rockets in 24 hours on Wednesday. Again, the miracle report is no deaths and two injured. But what civilized nation would suffer 90 rockets and not retaliate? We must pray for wisdom for Israel’s Defense Forces. There is a ridiculously fine line imposed on them by the world governments. No matter how measured their response, they are regularly condemned for “disproportionate force”.

There have been 500 rocket attacks in 2012! That is more than two a day. What would you do if you were Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu? Most of the world still considers Gaza as occupied territory. But Israel completely withdrew all Jews and all troops in August of 2005. The only Jew in Gaza since then was Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped and held hostage for five years until last year. Israel valued his life to the degree that they traded 1,000 terrorist prisoners for him. Again, what would you do?

The best news is that the God of Israel will defend His chosen ones.

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—​​from whence comes my help? ​​My help comes from Yehovah, ​​Who made heaven and earth. ​​He will not allow your foot to be moved; ​​He who keeps you will not slumber. ​​Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:1-4

And King David famously spoke of the salvation and victory that would be fully accomplished in the rule of the Messiah Yeshua, whom David called “my Lord” in Psalm 110. See Acts 2:22-34 for Peter’s application of this verse to Jesus.

Yehovah said to my Lord, “Sit at My right hand, Till I make Your enemies Your footstool.” Yehovah shall send the rod of Your strength out of Zion. Rule in the midst of Your enemies! Psalm 110:1-2

Yes, the promise is true and the victory is sure. Pray for the SHALOM of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (READ MORE)

(As is my custom, 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. Yet, it occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text. His name has been obscured for 2,500 years, but is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)





Lovers of Death

9 06 2012

For whoever finds me finds life, and obtains favor from Yehovah; But he who sins against me wrongs his own soul; all those who hate me love death. Proverbs 8:35-36

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.” John 14:6

The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly. John 10:10

What a contrast between life and death is presented in the Bible. Could there be real people today who hate God so much that they love death? The answer, sadly, is yes. My point is clearly made by Hamas, in the Gaza Strip. Hamas speaks for all fundamentalist Islam in the following quote from Hamas leader, Fathi Hammad, in this speech:

“The enemies of All-h do not know that the Palestinian people has developed its methods of death and death-seeking. For the Palestinian people, death has become an industry, at which women excel, and so do all the people living on this land. The elderly excel at this, and so do the mujahideen and the children. This is why they have formed human shields of the women, the children, the elderly, and the mujahideen, in order to challenge the Zionist bombing machine. It is as if they were saying to the Zionist enemy: “We desire death like you desire life.” (Click for video)

This is the product of the Hamas culture of death. It is the opposite of the heart of the God of Israel.

For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!”  Ezekiel 18:32

Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, that you and your descendants might live! that you may love Yehovah your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which Yehovah swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.  Deuteronomy 30:19-20

LOVE LIFE!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)





Israeli Spring

17 03 2012

Over 300 rockets and mortars rained down on Israel last week. Why isn’t this news in the Western media? With an on again, off again cease-fire, Gaza is again spreading terror in southern Israel. Meanwhile, the Prime Minister of Turkey incredibly says: Israel must stop ‘massacre’ of Palestinians in Gaza. We live in an upside down world, where evil is good and good is evil. Yet, Gaza in clearly in God’s focus. There is some unfinished business for Gaza in prophecy.

Thus says Yehovah: “For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment, Because they took captive the whole captivity to deliver them up to Edom. But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, Which shall devour its palaces.” Amos 1:6-7

An important key to understanding Gaza is given in Zephaniah 2:1-7:

Seek Yehovah, all you meek of the earth, Who have upheld His justice. Seek righteousness, seek humility. It may be that you will be hidden In the day of Yehovah’s anger.

The timing of this prophecy is repeated in verse 2 and 3, as “the day of Yehovah’s anger.” I have often proposed a response to the New Age bumper sticker: “Visualize World Peace.” My alternative bumper sticker is: “Visualize the Wrath of God!” This is not a mean-spirited or fleshly idea, but rather the real order of things. Before we will see true world peace, we will see the judgment of God against violence and evil. Israel will only know true peace when they recognize that Jesus (Yeshua Sar Shalom) is the only real prince of peace. They will surely one day say to Him: “Baruch ha ba hashem Yehovah! – Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yehovah.

Zephaniah 2:5, which identifies Gazans as “Cherethites” is literally: executioners, or assassins! It would seem a simple step to understanding this reference as an ancient way of describing the suicide/homicide bombers of today’s Hamas in Gaza. Remember that “hamas” is not only the acronym for Hamas, but is also the Hebrew word for violence.

Finally, Zephaniah pictures Gaza after the judgment as a place where shepherds tend their sheep and a place for the remnant of the house of Judah.

Woe to the inhabitants of the seacoast, the nation of the Cherethites! The word of Yehovah is against you, O Canaan, land of the Philistines: “I will destroy you; so there shall be no inhabitant. The seacoast shall be pastures, with shelters for shepherds and folds for flocks. The coast shall be for the remnant of the house of Judah; They shall feed their flocks there; in the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For Yehovah their God will intervene for them, and return their captives.  Zephaniah 2:5-7

Israel faces a very threatening Spring this year. We speak often about the Psalm 83 War. The judgement on Gaza is very likely a major component. We need to be faithful watchmen on the wall, calling on God to defend Israel His chosen as He fulfills His prophetic word.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)





45 Rockets Hit Israel in 3 Days

31 10 2011

What if the headline and story was like this, instead?

45 Rockets Hit El Paso in 3 DaysRockets fired from Juarez, Mexico land across the river in El Paso Texas with a father of four killed. Drug cartel takes credit. UN, EU and Russia demand the US pull out of El Paso and give up the city  to Mexico as a gesture of peace.

The real story was in Israel, of course, over the past weekend. But what if that scenario broke out on our Mexican border? How would our government respond? It is less clear than in the past. We should put ourselves in Israel’s shoes more often to get a grip on the real human suffering. Civilians die and are wounded, simply because they are Jews. Children and adults suffer trauma more serious than the physical wounds. Israel must stand up to the threat despite international condemnation. In the end Israel will stand alone, especially if the US Administration continues its anti-Israel pressures.

There is some good news however. UNESCO this week voted to admit “Palestine” as a full member. This is ridiculous on the face, simply because there is no country called Palestine. But the good news is that the US State Department is following US Law and de-funding UNESCO at $60 Million, 22% of its budget. Meanwhile, the UN Security Council is now scheduled to vote on Palestinian statehood on November 11. However, they may not have the votes they need. Biblical Zionists need to fervently pray defeat of this new attempt to divide God’s Land.

This is how it looks from Heaven’s viewpoint.

Let all the earth fear Yehovah;​ ​Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. ​​For He spoke, and it was done; ​​He commanded, and it stood fast. ​​Yehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; ​​He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. ​​The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. ​​Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:8-12

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





Last Jew Out of Gaza

14 10 2011

Is there a parallel with Gilad Shalit released from Gaza and the Biblical account of Sodom and Gomorrah? Some will instantly think I’m crazy, but hear me out. In the Genesis story, God would not destroy Sodom because of one righteous family. His wrath on the wickedness of the city only fell after He had rescued Lot’s family.

The angels said to Lot: “For we will destroy this place, because the outcry against them has grown great before the face of Yehovah, and Yehovah has sent us to destroy it.”    Then Yehovah rained brimstone and fire on Sodom and Gomorrah, from Yehovah out of the heavens. So He overthrew those cities, all the plain, all the inhabitants of the cities, and what grew on the ground. Genesis 19:13 & 24-25

So today we celebrate Gilad’s freedom after five years of captivity in Gaza. Hamas brags about their great “victory” and declares the freed prisoners will rejoin the fight. One Israeli is swapped for 1,000 prisoners. What great value Israel places on one life!

But where is God in all of this? Amos, the same prophet who said God would do nothing in the earth without revealing it to His prophetic servants, had this profound word about Gaza:

Thus says Yehovah: ​​“For three transgressions of Gaza, and for four, ​​I will not turn away its punishment,​​ because they took captive the whole captivity to deliver them up to Edom. But I will send a fire upon the wall of Gaza, which shall devour its palaces.” Amos 1:6-7

The act of taking captive one Israeli could be the last straw for God’s wrath to be fulfilled on Gaza. Now that Gilad is free there are no Jews left in Gaza. Think about it. If Israel values life at a thousand to one, how much more does the Father of creation value “the apple of His eye?” To those who say God is not like that anymore, simply read Malachi 3:6 For I am Yehovah, I do not change; and also consider: Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Hebrews 13:8

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

Hamas sets the value of one Israeli





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





Gaza Rockets Kindergarten

27 12 2010

Israel Retaliation Equals Aggression

Gaza shoots dozens of rocket in the last two weeks aimed at kindergartens, wounding a 14 yr. old girl. Abbas says if Israel retaliates it would harm the “peace process”. Give me a massive break. When will the world wake up to the difference between terrorist attacks intentionally targeting civilian children and Israel defending themselves by targeting the terrorist perpetrators? I’ve had it. Enough is enough.

The Palestinians deserve their own state? Right, and Jesus and Mary were Palestinians. Yes, they really claim that even though the name Palestina was not invented by the Romans for another 135 years in their attempt to stamp out the name of Judea (much like the prophecy of Psalm 83:4 applied to today’s events): They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

To those actually interested in truth, try this one. The new Palestine will not allow Jews to own land or even LIVE there. At the same time they have refused a new state more than once in recent years over the their demand that the Israeli state MUST allow seven million Arabs to move in to Israel with full Israeli citizenship. Do the math. Israeli now has less than six million Jews and a million and a half Arab citizens. Add seven million more and presto! No more Jewish state.

(Please take a minute and look at the links in the above commentary which come from Israel Today Magazine, but are well substantiated all over the media if you dig behind the surface propaganda. I highly recommend their site.)   (READ MORE)

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12








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