24 03 2015
Gethsemane Feb 2015

Gethsemane Feb 2015

Florida is a great place to minister in March. There is still snow in New England while temps in the 80’s here. I try to come back to Florida once a year. We lived here 30 years and raised our daughters in the Sunshine State. Now that we live in North Carolina it is great to renew our relationships with the Florida family. After Melbourne, Brandon and Dunedin, I look forward to Gulf Coast Church Wednesday night in Indian Rocks. I finish my Florida swing next Sunday in my home church, Flowing River Church, formerly Maranatha Chapel.

Our recent Israel tour has been one topic, along with the Israeli election and other MidEast events. However, the word the Lord has given me is from Jesus’ temptation in the Garden of Gethsemane. Most folks don’t understand that Jesus was really tempted to refuse the Cross.

For we do not have a High Priest who cannot sympathize with our weaknesses, but was in all points tempted as we are, yet without sin. Hebrews 4:15

This is a critical point. He was tempted but did not give in to the temptation. Contrast this with the nature of Lucifer (Satan) that God reveals in Isaiah.

“How you are fallen from heaven, O Lucifer, son of the morning! How you are cut down to the ground, You who weakened the nations! For you have said in your heart: 
I will ascend into heaven,
I will exalt my throne above the stars of God; 
I will also sit on the mount of the congregation on the farthest sides of the north;
I will ascend above the heights of the clouds,
I will be like the Most High.’
Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the lowest depths of the Pit.” Isaiah 14:12-15
Five times he exalts his own will against God. So when Jesus was faced with His greatest temptation, He reversed the curse of self-will. Jesus asked the Father for “any other way”, but each time concluded: Not my will but Your will be done!
He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39
Three times Jesus resisted self-will and triumphed with self-denial and submission to the Father’s will. That is our charge. That is our challenge. You, too, can refuse self and submit to our loving Heavenly Father.
Help us Lord Jesus to follow in your steps!
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Trumpets Sounding

24 09 2014

Happy New YearShana Tovah! That is Happy New Year in Hebrew. Sundown tonight was the beginning of 5775 in the Jewish calendar. But it also signals the start of the Fall Feasts; namely Trumpets, Yom Kippur (Atonement), and Feast of Tabernacles. For more detail please listen to my radio interview (Audio: The Feasts of Yehovah) to the right of this column, in which I teach ten minutes on each feast.

But, the most exciting anticipation for me each year in this season, is the Day of the Sounding of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). This evening in Jerusalem and literally around the world, the trumpets announced the great harvest feast. Not only does it speak of end-time harvest of souls, it is the warm-up for the most important sounding of trumpets in all of history. The Messiah comes at the blast of trumpets!

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Yet, there is an even greater clue in Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. Notice the mention of the trumpet announcing His coming, and then at the end of the selection notice the reference to “that day and hour no one knows”.

Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven but My Father only. Matthew 24:30:36
This is one of the most exciting facts I know from studying Jewish roots. Jesus was not making the timing obscure, He was actually giving the answer. The Day of Trumpets Fall Feast was commanded to begin on the sighting of the new moon. If clouds or other weather blocked the view, they would have to wait for the next night. The trumpets could not be sounded until the physical sighting. If it was cloudy early and cleared up later the trumpets were released to blow. So, the entire high holy days season could not commence until the trumpets sounded. Here is the amazing fact. Jews of that day used a common expression as a sort of slang reference to the Feast of Trumpets. They said it was the feast that no one knows the day or hour! It was a literal description of the timing issue. Wow! So Jesus was very likely referring to that when He used that expression. He was letting them know to look for His return at the Fall Feast of Trumpets! Now you see why I have an extra reason to enjoy this season. Shana Tovah, Happy New Year!
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Sheep and Goat Nations

28 05 2014

sheep-goatHere is a simple question. Will all the nations of the world attack Israel in the last great battle? What about sheep and goat nations? Who are they?

“When the Son of Man comes in His glory, and all the holy angels with Him, then He will sit on the throne of His glory. All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats.  And He will set the sheep on His right hand, but the goats on the left. Then the King will say to those on His right hand, ‘Come, you blessed of My Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world Matthew 25:31-34

This text clearly speaks of nations (not individuals) who will be separated by the coming Messiah, some to the Father’s Kingdom and some to everlasting punishment.

“Then He will also say to those on the left hand, ‘Depart from Me, you cursed, into the everlasting fire prepared for the devil and his angels….. And these will go away into everlasting punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.” Matthew 25:41 & 46

The verses I omitted tell the standard of judgement: The nations are judged specifically on how they treat His brothers.

“And the King will answer and say to them, ‘Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.’” Matthew 25:40

Let me suggest that at least part of this standard is how the nations treat Israel. Of course it would apply to all believers, but includes Israel, His physical brethren. Is this not consistent with Genesis?

“I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:3

Therefore, I believe that, even now, nations are judged by how they treat Israel. This is so important that it determines the future of nations in the final judgment day. Please consider what I say. Pray about it seriously.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Release Terrorists, Get Rocket Fire

28 10 2013

MK RegevMK Regev: We Release Terrorists, Get Rocket Fire The Chairwoman of the Knesset’s Internal Affairs Committee, MK Miri Regev (Likud), said Monday that Israel “releases terrorists and receives missile fire, murder and terror.” She joined a relatively long list of Likud MKs who came out strongly against the decision to free terrorists as a “gesture” to the Palestinian Authority in exchange for “peace talks.”

The standard reason for Israel releasing terrorists is that Israel must provide a “gesture” to prove they want peace. The Palestinian Authority is not required a similar gesture. Israel has followed this foolish path for years and it only leads to more violence. Since the first release of 26 terrorists in August, terror attacks have increased in the West Bank and Israel with several Israelis killed.

Yesterday Israel announced the release of 26 more and immediately saw two rockets land in Israel fired from Gaza. Today saw four more fired with one intercepted by Israel’s Iron Dome defense system. There are mounting calls for a new intifada against Israel. An Arab member of the Israeli Knesset (Parliament) has praised the Hamas leader’s recent call for a new intifada.

Praise Yehovah, O my soul! ​​While I live I will praise Yehovah; ​​I will sing praises to my God while I have my being. ​​Do not put your trust in princes, ​​nor in a son of man, in whom there is no help. ​​His spirit departs, he returns to his earth. ​​In that very day his plans perish. ​​Happy is he who has the God of Jacob for his help, ​​whose hope is in Yehovah his God. Psalm 146:1-5

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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.)

In Wrath, Remember Mercy

16 10 2013
Cowboy Church, Cocolalla, Idaho

Cowboy Church, Cocolalla, Idaho

About three weeks ago, I spoke on a Sunday morning at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church. At 7 am that morning the Lord changed my message from Psalm 83 to Habakkuk 3. It was mainly about verse 2 and then the end of the chapter. There was a deep stirring in my spirit, and when I delivered the word at the meeting, the Holy Spirit touched the people. It encouraged the people of God that He will be with us no matter what the future brings.

O Yehovah, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; O Yehovah, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2

Please click on the video to hear the song written by Brian Doerksen from this verse. (Or for those having trouble, Here is a hot link. )

Habakkuk ends with this glorious promise:

Though the fig tree may not blossom, ​​nor fruit be on the vines; ​​Though the labor of the olive may fail, ​​and the fields yield no food; ​​Though the flock may be cut off from the fold, ​​and there be no herd in the stalls— ​​Yet I will rejoice in Yehovah, ​​I will joy in the God of my salvation. Yehovah God is my strength; ​​He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills. Habukkuk 3:17-19

What a wonderful covenant with the living God, no matter what comes. Thank you Jesus!

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Accuser of the Brethren

14 08 2013

I am so grieved today. Grieved. I am sorrowing in my spirit. A hit piece from one Christian attacking another is being passed around Facebook. People I know are re-posting it. Others are commenting by jumping in almost with a mob mentality. In the process both the writer and the comments play fast and loose with the Bible. My point is not to go over the actual argument here. (My three page rebuttal is posted here)

jesus weepingBut why do fellow Christians feel all righteous, cutting down other Christians? The world is on fire. Apostasy is rampant. Entire denominations reject the Bible as final authority. They reject moral clarity. Reprobate sinners are Bishops of some groups. The world that rejects Jesus is going to the literal Biblical hell without the Messiah. So why do self-appointed arbiters of doctrinal perfection attack other Bible believing, soul-saving Gospel teachers? Are there not enough true enemies of the faith? Should we parse words, exaggerate and miss-represent fellow laborers in the vineyard to advance our own reputation? It is easy to garner lots of responses on social media by name-dropping famous Christians, especially if they appear to be “too successful”. When will we learn that walking over others is not the way of Jesus, who came not to be served but to serve?

Here is the heart of my exhortation. Please stop. You do not know what spirit you have. Don’t let the accuser use your voice or your keyboard, to cut down brothers or sisters in the faith.

Then I heard a loud voice saying in heaven, “Now salvation, and strength, and the kingdom of our God, and the power of His Christ have come, for the accuser of our brethren, who accused them before our God day and night, has been cast down. And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of their testimony, and they did not love their lives to the death. Revelation 12:10-11

(I will now step quietly down from my soapbox.)

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Psalm 83 As a Prayer

11 07 2013

thumbnail.aspxWe have been talking about the Psalm 83 War prophecy for several years, but what is the particular prophetic prayer purpose of the Psalm?

We know it predicts a war against Israel that has not yet been completed. It names the specific nations attacking using ancient names which translate to the ones immediately surrounding Israel today. They are a confederacy, not a union. They attack Israel because they hate Yehovah, God of Israel. Their goal is to utterly defeat Israel so that even its name will be forgotten.

Yet, Psalm 83 is a prayer. What is the Psalmist requesting? Essentially, the supplication is revealed in verses 9-12:

Deal with them as with Midian, as with Sisera, as with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, who perished at En Dor, who became as refuse on the earth. ​​Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, “Let us take for ourselves the pastures of God for a possession.” Psalm 83:9-12

The source story of Midian’s defeat by Gideon in Judges 7 holds the key.

When the three hundred blew the trumpets, Yehovah set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; Judges 7:22

Later we learn that 120,00 Middianites had fallen in the initial confusion fighting one another. Gideon pursued 15,000 who had temporarily escaped with their kings and princes before being killed.

Now Zebah and Zalmunna were at Karkor, and their armies with them, about fifteen thousand, all who were left of all the army of the people of the East; for one hundred and twenty thousand men who drew the sword had fallen. Judges 8:10

The other reference is to Sisera and Jabin in the account of Deborah, Judge of Israel from Judges chapters 4 and 5. That battle also resulted in an overwhelming victory and rout for Israel against all odds.

So we conclude that the prayer of Psalm 83 is:

1. A supernatural victory granted by Yehovah, Himself.

2. It will be a rout of the enemy.

3. It will involve the enemy fighting and killing each other. (Another example of this type of battle is found in 2 Chronicles 20 where three armies attacking Israel, instead fought one another and “none escaped”!

4. Yet, Israel’s army will finish the job. I submit to you that this is exactly what is now happening in the Middle East. It is happening in Syria, Lebanon, Egypt and now even in Jordan. It is also seen in the division between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas.


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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.)

Sir Isaac Newton Prophecy

12 03 2013

About the time of the end,
a body of men will be raised up
who will turn their attention to the prophecies,
and insist upon their literal interpretation,
in the midst of much clamour and opposition.

Sir Isaac Newton, 1642-1727

This quote was sent as an encouragement to me, a confirmation of the direction of my Biblical interpretation. Sunday night I shared it with our Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank group in Wake Forest, NC. I told everyone there that it applies to them also. You who are regularly reading my Elisha Vision Commentary are also in the loop. We are all seeing the literal fulfillment of Bible prophecy on a daily basis.

A common practice among prophecy buffs is to try to “pigeon-hole” other teachers’ theological positions. I resist such forced identity, but can now give a definitive description of mine, even if slightly tongue in cheek.

I am an histori-futuri-literalist. I believe much prophecy has been fulfilled, much remains to be fulfilled soon, and I take the Bible literally. If you are not familiar with that category, it is because I made it up. It is sort of like a favorite quote from David Wilkerson when asked what he believed about the rapture and tribulation: I believe in the “you can’t lose” tribulation, because if you are with Jesus, you can’t lose!

I subscribe to the counsel: If you can possible take a Bible verse literally, do so. Earl Waterman, Dalton Mountain, New Hampshire.

So, as we continue on this exhilarating path to the Messiah’s arrival, we do so with open eyes, open minds, and open Bibles.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Yehovah Reveals Jerusalem’s Future

7 03 2013

Flag at WallThis Zechariah text is reverberating in my spirit. Let it soak in and percolate in your spirit.

This message concerning the fate of Israel came from Yehovah: “This message is from Yehovah, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves.

“On that day,” says Yehovah, “I will cause every horse to panic and every rider to lose his nerve. I will watch over the people of Judah, but I will blind all the horses of their enemies. And the clans of Judah will say to themselves, ‘The people of Jerusalem have found strength in Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies, their God.’ Zechariah 12:1-5 NLT (Check out the other eight verses in the chapter.)

No comment is necessary. Selah! (Just think about it!)

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


A Prophetic Month of March

4 03 2013

egyptian-locust-0654One locust is a cute little grasshopper, when a locust cloud blocks out the sun and “Marches” across the land, you have a plague of Biblical proportions. It is happening, now, in Egypt. It fits with the Isaiah 19 “Arab Spring” judgements of God on Egypt. We are now living in prophecy fulfilled from day-to-day and month to month right before our eyes.

Swarm of Biblical proportions surprises local authorities and blankets the ground near Giza

Swarm of Biblical proportions surprises local authorities and blankets the ground near Giza

This month has the potential of epic events making history. Here is my view of what to watch for in March 2013.

1. Locust plague in Egypt.

2. Israeli Election: Prime Minister Netanyahu has two weeks to form the coalition to govern Israel.

3. The new Pope for 1.2 billion Roman Catholics will be chosen. Peter the Roman is now the interim Head of Vatican City.

4. President Obama will visit Israel March 20 (unless there is no new government by then).

5. Passover will completely dominate Israel’s schedule from March 25 to April 1. Christians will celebrate the resurrection of Jesus on March 31.

Then throw into the mix the Iranian nuclear threat and Israel’s existential decision. Wow, what a month! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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The Last Pope?

19 02 2013

WNW_currentMuch has already been written about the change of Popes on February 28. Some folks have asked my opinion, so here is my view.

The real issue is the timing. By now you have heard of the 1139 AD prophecy of Archbishop Malachy of Armagh, Ireland. First, three disclaimers:

1. Only Bible prophecy has trustworthy credibility. This one is outside the Scriptures.

2. The Roman Catholic Church rejects it.

3. The historical trail has a bit of a blip around 1590.

So what is the big deal? As stated above, it is about the timing. However, it has only struck a nerve because of the uncanny accuracy of his list of Popes and their cryptic descriptions. They really do seem to line up with the historic Popes. (See link above for the details.)

My interest is the timing naming the next Pope as the last one before the Messiah comes. My book, Generation Last, establishes two clear proofs that, indeed. we are living in the last generation of this Age. One proof is from the Old Testament; the other is from the New Testament.

The last Pope of the Malachy prophecy is Peter the Roman. Hal Lindsey mentioned the prophecy eight years ago in this article. Some observers think Pope Benedict has hand-picked the Vatican Secretary of State as his successor.

The claim centers on Cardinal Tarcisio Pietro (Peter in English) Evasio Bertone, born in Romano Canavese, Piedmont, the current secretary of state for the Vatican, who Pope Benedict XVI appointed Camerlengo, or Chamberlain, of the Holy Roman Church April 4, 2007. In the period known as “sede vacante,” when there is no sitting pope, Bertone will be called upon as Camerlengo to serve as the head of the Roman Catholic Church. Read more at

Here is the last prophecy by Malachy. (Please view the entire chart of all the Popes here):

In the final persecution of the Holy Roman Church, there will sit [i.e., as bishop].
Peter the Roman, who will pasture his sheep in many tribulations, and when these things are finished, the city of seven hills [i.e. Rome] will be destroyed, and the dreadful judge will judge his people. The End

Again, it about timing. Is this a confirmation of much Biblical evidence that we are living in the last generation? Time will tell. If this “Pietro from Romano” is Peter the Roman and becomes the next Pope, I would certainly pay close attention to all the other “signs of the times.”

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” Matthew 24:3

Therefore you also be ready, for the Son of Man is coming at an hour you do not expect. Matthew 24:44

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Be Silent Before Yehovah, All Humanity

14 02 2013


All eyes are on Israel and the Mideast. The cauldron is bubbling and boiling with strategies from the pit of hell. We are living in the day when the prophetic reality is now upon us. All hell is breaking loose, literally. Yet it is at this time that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is springing into action from His holy dwelling. If you thought the Arab Spring was something, wait till you see Yehovah God in action. It is all about Israel, the apple of His eye. Israel is poked by just about every other nation and God takes it personally. He told the prophet Zechariah over 2,500 years ago exactly what would occur.

After a period of glory, Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies sent me against the nations who plundered you. For he said, “Anyone who harms you harms my most precious possession. I will raise my fist to crush them, and their own slaves will plunder them.” Then you will know that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies has sent me.

Yehovah says, “Shout and rejoice, O beautiful Jerusalem, for I am coming to live among you. Many nations will join themselves to Yehovah on that day, and they, too, will be my people. I will live among you, and you will know that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies sent me to you. The land of Judah will be Yehovah’s special possession in the holy land, and he will once again choose Jerusalem to be his own city.Be silent before Yehovah, all humanity, for he is springing into action from his holy dwelling.” Zechariah 2:8-13
I think we could call it Yehovah’s Spring. Fasten your seat belts, prepare for turbulence. It’s going to be a bumpy ride. Let us join ourselves to Yehovah in this day! He has opened the Way, through His Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.
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, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!) (for deeper study click here.)


23 11 2012

According to Egyptian opposition leader Mohamed ElBaradei:  “Morsi today usurped all state powers & appointed himself Egypt’s new pharaoh. A major blow to the revolution that could have dire consequences.”

Egypt’s Islamist president unilaterally decreed greater authorities for himself Thursday and effectively neutralized a judicial system that had emerged as a key opponent by declaring that the courts are barred from challenging his decisions.

Riding high on U.S. and international praise for mediating a Gaza cease-fire, Mohammed Morsi put himself above oversight and gave protection to the Islamist-led assembly writing a new constitution from a looming threat of dissolution by court order. Associated Press

Only one day after Hillary Clinton gushed over Morsi’s role in the Israeli/Gaza truce, the Muslim Brotherhood President of Egypt became the new Pharoah. The grand new democracy of Egypt didn’t last six months. This was a major leap fulfilling Isaiah 19 as explained in my earlier posting: Egyptians Against Egyptians.

I updated this process later with this post: Egypt’s Dark Night Begins.

Islamization has taken Turkey President Erdogan ten years. Morsi is accomplishing it in six months. My interpretation of the acceleration of events can only mean one thing. The God of Israel is bringing all prophecy to an appointed end; and it is very soon.

This has profound importance for believers. Jesus said to look up for our redemption is close. We are watchmen on the wall. This is no time to be caught “sleeping”, or ignorant of His timing.

Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near. Luke 21:28

​I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; ​​They shall never hold their peace day or night. ​​You who make mention of Yehovah, do not keep silent,  and give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 62:6-7

This is all the more urgent, for you know how late it is; time is running out. Wake up, for our salvation is nearer now than when we first believed. Romans 13:11 NLT

Many think that prophecy is only to let us know what is coming. But when we reach the last generation of this age, prophecy also gives us the timing. I upload an Issachar Forum prophecy video every Sunday based on this honored Israeli tribe. I pray that we are all sons and daughters of Issachar.

From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take. 1 Chronicles 12:32 NLT

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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.)

Super(natural) Storm Sandy

30 10 2012

Manhattan goes dark. AP

Doreen and I are leading a prophetic intercession group for five Mondays, ending on election eve, praying for America and Israel’s elections. Last night at the height of super-storm Sandy, we heard some profound words from Heaven that are worth sharing.

The Lord showed us that the storm was occurring on two levels. The physical storm manifests the supernatural storm raging over America and indeed the world because of the elections. There is war in the Heavenlies. As Paul stated in Ephesian 6, we don’t wrestle with man but spiritual wickedness in high places.

A sister shared from Daniel 10 of Michael, the Archangel, who battled with the Prince of Persia. This same principality is now at war with Israel and America. I believe this storm reflected the spiritual battle over our nation. This would be the supernatural principality over Persia, which is modern-day Iran, the purveyor of Islamic radical terrorism.

Then he said to me, “Do not fear, Daniel, for from the first day that you set your heart to understand, and to humble yourself before your God, your words were heard; and I have come because of your words. But the prince of the kingdom of Persia withstood me twenty-one days; and behold, Michael, one of the chief princes, came to help me, for I had been left alone there with the kings of Persia. Now I have come to make you understand what will happen to your people in the latter days, for the vision refers to many days yet to come.” Daniel 10:12-14

We must continue to pray the Bible and vote the Bible one week from today. Entire nations are in the balance even beyond the United States. The God of Israel, who is rich in mercy, will hear our prayers and will heal our land.

As I was listening to Abba in the afternoon, He led me to Job 37. The entire chapter is quite appropriate, but especially verses 5-13. It describes the current storm, plus it explains how God uses storms.

God thunders marvelously with His voice; ​​He does great things which we cannot comprehend. ​​For He says to the snow, ‘Fall on the earth’; ​​Likewise to the gentle rain and the heavy rain of His strength. ​​He seals the hand of every man, that all men may know His work. ​​The beasts go into dens, and remain in their lairs. ​​From the chamber of the south comes the whirlwind, and cold from the scattering winds of the north. ​​By the breath of God ice is given, and the broad waters are frozen. ​​Also with moisture He saturates the thick clouds; ​​He scatters His bright clouds. ​​And they swirl about, being turned by His guidance, that they may do whatever He commands them on the face of the whole earth. ​​He causes it to come, whether for correction, or for His land, or for mercy. Job 37:5-13

There are three intertwined effects: for correction, for His land, or for mercy. The proper response to calamity for the believer is to cry for mercy, and that is what we prayed last night. We embrace any corrections Yehovah brings and we pray for our land and for Israel. The stubbornly wicked react by cursing God. Yet, the sober reality of the devastation, does turn some rebellious hearts to repentance and the cry for mercy. May God in His mercy still yet bring one more great revival to the NorthEast.

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

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.)

Shaking Hands with the Devil?

2 09 2012

(The following comments are from Barry Segal of Vision For Israel from his newsletter.)

Press photos of the UN chief shaking hands with Ahmadinejad and smiling into the camera are somewhat reminiscent of British PM Neville Chamberlain meeting and shaking hands with Adolf Hitler in Germany on September 22, 1938. This was eight days before Chamberlain’s famous arrival in Britain claiming peace had been won with the German dictator. The purpose of the meeting was to debate Hitler’s takeover of Czechoslovakia’s Sudetenland. Chamberlain mistakenly believed Hitler was only concerned with the Sudetenland and that war could be averted by giving in to the dictator’s demands. The former British prime minister is now remembered as the man who tried to avert war through “appeasement” that is, pandering to Hitler’s demands for more territory in Europe.

“Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.” Isaiah 5:20 (Guest post from Barry Segal, JNN NEWS)

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Thank You from Elisha Vision

28 06 2012

We give praise to God for His blessings in our Elisha Vision ministry. Today I am giving an account via this praise report. Three years ago we launched Elisha Vision to expand our life long commitment for Israel. The Lord gave me a voice representing Christian Zionists through speaking engagements, books, articles and, of course, this commentary site. One goal we have fulfilled was for Doreen and I to each author one book per year. We thank you for following this blog. We have received over 40,000 views in that time. This includes visits from 121 different countries. This year we began our YouTube Video Issachar Forum weekly news and prophecy report.

When we are home in the Raleigh area each week, I teach a Bible class at Covenant Church International, host Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank, and lead a home meeting. I also speak in various churches and clubs when invited.

Doreen’s third children’s book, A Three Strand Cord, is now available, continuing the story of Matt and Rachel, a Christian boy and a Jewish girl. This series explains the modern application of the Biblical feasts. It follows her first two, How Hanukkah Saved Christmas and A Lamb for Rachel. Doreen plans to conclude the story next year with her fourth title featuring the feast of Tabernacles.

My first book was published in the 90’s, Prophesy To The Land!, a Biblical primer on the restoration of Israel. In the last two years I have published Generation LAST, about why I believe we are in the last generation. Generation LIGHT is about Jesus the light of the world, indwelling, and shining out from His people.

My newest book, Generation LIFE, will be published in a month or so. We are praying for the remaining funds needed (approximately $1,000), we will not borrow  to pay for it. While it is based on Jesus as “the way, the truth, and the life”, it is also somewhat autobiographical, being full of personal stories illustrating real life in Him. The outline is below.

All of our books are available at our Books and Donations link here.  Please prayerfully consider a donation today. If you prefer to send a check, the address is: Elisha Vision PO Box 1601 Wake Forest, NC 27588.

Introduction: Circumcise Your Bible


Chapter   1: Jesus is Alive

Chapter   2: LIFE is in the Vine

Chapter   3: Why Jesus Wept

Chapter   4: LIFE is God


Chapter   5: Roots and Branches

Chapter   6: Joints and Marrow

Chapter   7: Truth and Hypocrisy

Chapter   8: Honor Your Father & Mother


Chapter   9: God of Elisha

Chapter 10: Prophesy!

Chapter 11: Holocaust Resurrection

Chapter 12: Generation LOVE


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Is G-D L-RD?

12 04 2012

First I was ignorant, then I became annoyed. Now I am alarmed. Why do many Jews and some Christians put a dash in the place of the vowels in English words that refer to the God of the Bible? Why do they substitute generic terms such LORD in place of His knowable personal name?

The earthly reason is history. Jews, before Jesus, believed pronouncing the name of God could become blasphemy, so it was banned. I respect their intent and believe they will come around to using His name in the fulness of time, which is soon! (This is actually predicted in the Talmud.) Later, institutionalized Christendom gladly picked up the man-made tradition, intentionally obscuring the Hebrew roots of the faith.

The “under earth” motive is from satan’s wish to defeat Yehovah God and take His throne. He has opportunistically seized the moment today for further confusion through the rise of the false god of Islam. The name of that god is more well-known today than the name of Yehovah. I challenge you to notice the multitude of prophetic references to God “making His Name known” throughout the Bible. If He wants to make His name known, how come so few know His name?

Who but God goes up to heaven and comes back down? Who holds the wind in his fists? Who wraps up the oceans in his cloak? Who has created the whole wide world? What is his name—and his son’s name? Tell me if you know! Proverbs 30:4 NLT

Thirdly, the Heavenly plan seems to be the judgment of God. He has allowed His name to be obscured until now in the appointed last generation. His name has four Hebrew letters expressed in English as YHVH. This personal name of God is used 6,828 times in the Hebrew text. Yet, Jews will not utter it and Christians miss-translate it.

Most Bibles have His holy name simply as the generic terms, GOD and LORD. This is code for YHVH (explained in the Preface of most Bibles) from the translators who must think we cannot handle His real name. These mere titles are written in ALL CAPITAL LETTERS, and we are supposed to know it is His name. I have an idea. Why not actually use His name? Yehovah! It makes your Bible reading come alive. (I will not quibble with the correct way to say it, Yehovah, Jehovah, or Yahweh. Click here for more.)

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:10-11

If we heard Paul say those names out loud in Hebrew, I believe it would be this: Yeshua ha Meshiach is Yehovah. Jesus, the Messiah, is Yehovah.

Finally, back to G-D and L-ORD. It is time folks! It is time for all Bible believers to start using His personal name. I call for all to prayerfully consider this appeal. Islam is the direct opposing force. What a surprise when folks find out that “the great satan” turns out to be the god of Islam. Choose this day where you will stand. The great cosmic  rebellion from eternity is about to end. We have read the end of the Book and we win! Satan is futilely pulling out all the stops to defeat Yehovah, but has already lost. It was over when Jesus died and rose from grave. His blood satisfied the price demanded by a just God. Jesus’ submission to His Father overcame the self-will model perpetrated by the devil.

The Hebrew Scriptures don’t say “praise the LORD”, they say Praise Yehovah! (Praise Yah!) There are many lords and many gods, but only one true Yehovah. Choose you this day which one you will serve. As for me and my family, we choose to serve Yehovah and Yeshua ben Yehovah who we know as Yehovah the Father and Jesus the Son of Yehovah.

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom!

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No Other Gods!

21 02 2012

Most Christians and Jews completely understand and respect the first commandment to have “no other gods” before Yehovah. Yet, many in the Western nations, including America, have opened up their thinking to other gods in the name of tolerance. This makes me want to ask, “What part of ‘no other gods’ don’t you get?”

It is only recently that I have found a more specific prohibition on the subject. You may have noticed by now that I refuse to say or write the name of the god of Islam. It is because the Bible prohibits it! What if we in America or at least believers were to obey the following four scriptures? Notice how the Holy Spirit progressively adds another component to the prohibition with each verse.

Here is the prohibition repeated in FOUR SCRIPTURES!

First, in Exodus: 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).

Then, secondly, Joshua adds three more conditions.

You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yehovah your God, as you have done to this day  (Joshua 23:7).

The way a person converts to Islam is by standing in a public place and swearing allegiance to the god of Islam and his messenger, Mohammed. The next step is to serve that god and bow down to it. You have seen many examples of Muslims doing that even in public five times a day. I am ashamed to say that (in April 2009) in a widely publicized picture, President Obama, who professes Christianity, bowed down 90 degrees from the waist to the King of Saudi Arabia, who is the religious custodian/keeper of Mecca.

The third scripture introduces another aspect, blood,  which especially applies to Islam. This blood thirsty death cult delights in the shedding of blood in the name of their god. Hence, we hear the perverse oath proclaimed by every suicide bomber before detonation, that his god is the greatest.

Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, nor take up their names on my lips   (Psalm 16:4).

Fourth, Hosea adds a final point. Not only will we not speak their names, but eventually their names will not even be remembered.

For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, and they shall be remembered by their name no more   (Hosea 2:17).

Psalm 83:4 highlights an amazing contrast: They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”  Satan does not have an original creative thought in his head. He can only twist and pervert what God says or does. So his plan to remove the remembrance of Israel is nothing more than a copycat idea from the truth that satan and all his false gods face in eternity.

 Now therefore, fear Yehovah, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve Yehovah!    (Joshua 24:14)

(Today’s post is an excerpt from my book Generation LIGHT, Chapter 10: Islam, Candles Are For Dark Places. We note that Jesus died for the whole world and some from every tribe and nation and language are included in His forever family.)

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President Reagan on Faith

15 02 2012

This is an excellent followup to my previous post on Freedom of Religion, don’t need to add anything!

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Freedom of Religion Aborted

11 02 2012

President Barack Obama regularly bypasses the basic US Constitution intentionally. His record of appointing czars (without seeking congressional confirmation), suing states, questionable executive orders, selling guns to Mexican cartels and of course, Obamacare itself, are not accidental. He is openly fulfilling his stated agenda which is to “fundamentally transform America.”

Now, a new frontal assault on freedom of religion. And, yes, this is written after his “accommodation.”

There is no shred of difference between the two policies. If the religious entity must pay for insurance that includes mandates in direct conflict with its official church faith, it is totally meaningless to suggest that they are not paying directly for the coverage. The insurance company will absolutely include its cost to provide the extra mandate in the overall cost of insurance to the church. There is no option for the church to buy from another provider, because it is mandated that all companies include the “free” coverage.

Also, it makes no difference if we were talking about providing aspirin instead of contraceptives. “It’s the mandate, stupid!” If aspirin was against church faith, the government cannot force them to pay for its provision in insurance. This is why the issue is freedom of religion and not women’s rights. The same mandate issue frames the unconstitutionality of Obamacare.

The original pioneers to America came to escape religious persecution and to find freedom to practice their various faiths without government interference. Have we forgotten that the European world 300 years ago was controlled by state churches? They killed people who did not belong to the state church, or at least made them second class citizens. Freedom of religion must be understood in that context. It means freedom to practice religion without government control (or MANDATES).

It just happens to be the very first clause in the very first amendment:


Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.

Mandating coverage, even in the President’s “accommodation,” directly prohibits the free exercise of religion. End of story.

Thank God for the many leaders of several faiths who are awake to the threat and who will resist this cancellation of our basic rights. We are in an ideological war. Wake up and smell the coffee. Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.

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Super Bowl Analogy Revisited

7 02 2012

My last (guest) post matched the previous highs of visits to this blog commentary site. Such interest deserves this follow-up. Again, I thank Melinda Fuschetto for her article. I have had good comments both pro and con to the analogy, by phone, email and two good ones on the article comment section. What is your opinion? Please comment at the end of this post.

Now the game is history, won by the Giants. The broad picture of the teams and colors and previous game context made an intriguing meditation. If her vision was about the game, the “wrong” team won. However, if the real purpose was to wake up people to the major challenge of this election; then it was quite profound.

One friend emailed a link to the many reports quoting the wife of the losing quarterback in a shameful and profane rant against other NE Patriot team members. The lesson of her outburst is that true American Patriots during this election need to stand in righteousness. The tiny issue of the game is dwarfed by the sober reality of the choice that will soon be made by this nation.

Many voices are saying that this election is the most important in our lifetime. We better get right with God. Believers actually will decide the outcome in two ways.

First, we must once again repent before God (as we did in the late ’70s): If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14

Notice both the call and the promise are for God’s people to act, to do something!

The end of the Carter Presidency nearly ruined our nation, but for the mercy of God. This year we are facing an even more desperate national condition. We are staring over a precipice that could be the end of the Untied States of America. Socialist, Marxist, Communist and even worse, Islamist forces are clamoring at the gates. Some have already embedded in the highest positions of power in government, media and academia. PRAY! REPENT! and then STAND for righteousness.

Second, God’s people must vote. If we all listen for God’s voice by the Holy Spirit, and then obey His leading in the voting booth; His choices will be elected all up and down the line. When a king rules a nation, that entire nation is judged by the king’s decisions, as in ancient Israel. However, we are not in a monarchy, but a republic. Our decisions combined determine our national destiny.

Finally, of course, the outcome is in Yehovah God’s Hand. We are fast-moving toward the greatest monarchy of Jesus, Son of God, Yeshua ben Yehovah!

The prophet Daniel got it right:

Daniel answered and said: “Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, For wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise And knowledge to those who have understanding.” Daniel 2:20-21

May God have mercy on our land. What do you think?

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Prophetic Super Bowl?

2 02 2012

Guest Post by Melinda Fuschetto (used and edited by permission)


I see a battle for our nation.  Both the Patriots and the Giants wear variations of RED, WHITE, and BLUE uniforms.  I also see a political significance in this presidential election year.


Patriot: 1. a person who loves, supports, and defends his or her country and its interests with devotion. 2. a person who regards himself or herself as a defender, especially of individual rights, against presumed interference by the federal government.

The Israelite “patriots” took their land of promise through battle against the GIANTS in the land!  By defeating the giants, those patriots won their NATION’S inheritance!

David took out Goliath with a stone and cut off the GIANT’S head — a victory for the NATION.  A giant victory for this Israelite patriot, a man after God’s own heart.

The USA has giants that need to be defeated by those who love our country.  We need the army of God to arise in prayer!  Our victory will be determined by whether or not we are men after God’s own heart.  LORD, make us so!


This 2012 Super Bowl between the Patriots and the Giants is a rematch of Super Bowl XLII.  FOUR YEARS AGO, THE GIANTS WON. So in election year 2008, the Patriots lost to the Giants. Obama (giant government) won the election that year…the underdog Giants upset the undefeated Patriots. Likewise, Obama came out of nowhere to win the election.

This 2012 Super Bowl has the same quarterbacks and same coaches, on both teams, as in 2008. And the same political and spiritual/moral battle is being fought again in our nation.

Sadly in July the Patriots’ owner, Robert Kraft, lost his wife to cancer. The players are each wearing a patch with Myra’s initials. Myra means fragrant, as coming from myrrh.  It’s like the Patriots have anointed themselves with myrrh by wearing the patch.  Myrrh = bitter, Biblically: used as incense on the Golden Altar (altar of incense and prayer to Yehovah, located in the Tabernacle Holy Place); used as medicine (related to Balm of Gilead); a spice used in embalming; Magi gift to infant Jesus (the great Intercessor and Healer), and used for PURIFICATION of the bride, Esther :12. The picture we are to see is a fragrance to the LORD, even of the Bride, through PURIFICATION.

Sports commentators call the Giants “late-bloomers” this season. Current political polls show a closer race than expected against Barack Obama.


This year’s Super Bowl will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium, in Indianapolis.  When I see the word, OIL, I think of the anointing.

Lucas means arising to Him.  I personally see the significance of the stadium name, Lucas Oil, as anointing, arising to God.  The imagery of an altar fire reminds us of myrrh and the Golden Altar.

The word “altar” literally means the place of slaughter or sacrifice.  (I have nothing against the Giants football team, but if this is a prophetic picture of the battle for our nation, then I sure hope the Super Bowl sees the giants in our land slaughtered!)

5.  DATE: FEBRUARY 5, 2012

The date is significant also. 5 is the number of grace. 12 is the number of G-d’s government (02/5/2012 = 2+5+2+1+2=12) February means PURIFICATION. Remember, myrrh was used for purification of the bride.  Esther 2:12 It would be His grace and would purify us, too, to have G-d’s government.


The number ten (4+6=10) marks the culmination of what came before it and a new beginning. This marks the end of one season and the beginning of another. I confess that I would like to see the Patriots win, as an encouraging sign for the coming elections and for God’s government to be established in the White House.

Will our next season be better, or worse?

The last time the Giants and Patriots met was Super Bowl 42.  4+2=6. Six is the number of man.  I WANT OUR NEXT SEASON TO BE GOD’S GOVERNMENT!

PRAY! It has been TEN years since the terror attacks of 9/11/2001. Are we entering a new season? Many consider 9/11 to have been America’s wake-up call; that the judgment of God was on our doorstep. It was the loud, shaking call to REPENT.  Have we?

Prophetic voices continue to warn of judgment coming to the USA.  Repentance from our wicked ways is in no way complete.  In the past, I have heard Yehovah say: Judgment must still come. Even so, I believe that our nation’s REPENTANCE can lessen the judgment.

And if that nation, concerning which I have spoken, turns from its evil, I will relent of the disaster that I intended to do to it.  Jeremiah 18:8 ESV

So are we about to face more widespread and greater judgment?  Or are the prayers of the remnant being heard and answered? It may be both.

As painful as judgment is, it could very well be the answer to our prayers for the nation to return to God.  Even in judgment against a nation, God’s people can be blessed, protected and spared; and even increased.

I pray for GODLY LEADERSHIP for our nation.  I pray for REVIVAL.  I pray MERCY.  But no matter what else I pray, I want the WILL OF GOD above all things — His WILL, HIS WAY, HIS TIMING.

I confess that I would like to see the Patriots win, because I would see it as a sign and would be encouraged for the coming elections and for God’s government to be established in the White House and in the Capitol.

(Celebrating almost 17 years on WPJL 1240 AM Raleigh: “PRAYER CLOCK Corporate Prayer Time” Praying for Revival in Raleigh Sundays at 11:15 pm Melinda Fuschetto)

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Elisha’s Eyes

24 01 2012

There is a major transition underway in the Church. For several decades the emphasis has been on the Elijah anointing of struggle against false gods, and the restoration of Fatherhood. Today, however, we have moved into an era of seeing more clearly in the Holy Spirit dimension, just as Elisha’s servant saw God’s answer in the chariots of fire surrounding the Syrian army. Read the story in 2 Kings 6. My latest book, Generation LIGHT, examines the transition from Elijah to Elisha: seeing what God sees.

Book One the GENERATION Series, was Generation LAST, on why we are now in the last generation of history as we know it. The conclusion expounded Isaiah 60 and the glory of Yehovah given to His people at one of the darkest hours of world history. Glory is expressed some 15 times in the first five verses of Isaiah 60 as arise, shine, glory seen, and even the word light.

Perhaps the most important key word is radiant, found in verse 5. We do not simply reflect God’s glory, we radiate His glory: Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart will swell with joy; Isaiah 60:5.

Jesus is the light of the world. Generation LIGHT reveals His glorious light expressed in supernatural power enabling us to swim against the rising tide of the enemy of our souls. The result is not only survival, but also an overcoming authority: to heal, to save, and to set captives free. This is the day of resurrection power as exemplified first in Elisha, then Jesus, and finally in the last generation, through Israel and the Church. While this book accentuates “seeing” as the prerequisite LIGHT, the GENERATION Series concludes with Book Three, declaring the resurrection power released in this last generation. Generation LIFE is coming this Spring (Lord willing).


Yehovah God let the prophet Daniel see today’s news, over 2,500 years ago. What was Daniel’s revelation about the 21st Century? He was not seeing only destruction, but victory. Many Christians have heard at least something about the great vision of history that God gave to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It was interpreted by Daniel. God revealed the major kingdoms of history, even including the kings of the last generation. But just look at the result: God’s King and Kingdom fill the whole earth!

And in the days of these kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom which shall never be destroyed; and the kingdom shall not be left to other people; it shall break in pieces and consume all these kingdoms, and it shall stand forever. Daniel 2:44

That gives us the big picture, but what about the personal view? How will each believer act in the end times? We have already talked about being children of light, not surprised as the world will be, when Jesus returns as a thief in the night. But Daniel gives us another piece. When the antichrist is in power, He will deceive many by his flattery. Yet this will not be the case for believers who know God.

Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Daniel 11:32

The Hebrew word translated great exploits means function or do. In other words, believers will be able to function when the world becomes dysfunctional with fear and panic at the unfolding events. That is certainly good news and a reason for our hope. We will be watching, sober, awake and functioning even at the worst of times. We have read the end of the Book. Jesus wins! And He lives in us! Christ living in us is our hope of glory.

I am praying that we all see what God sees with “Elisha Eyes” and radiate His glory and His joy! This is the only way to function effectively in today’s dysfunctional world.

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Israel’s Grape Harvest

5 12 2011

Topic One: Grape Harvest There is a great story in Israel Today Magazine for December 5, 2011. Some 250 Christian volunteers wrapped up three months of hard labor in the vineyards of Samaria last week and headed to their home countries to raise enough support to come to the aid of Jewish farmers again next year. The HaYovel Ministry team helped local farmers in communities across Samaria harvest no less than 304 tons of grapes. The assistance is a huge boon to “settler” farmers who regularly see their produce boycotted by a hostile international community.

This is a great example of “getting dirty” to stand with the Israeli pioneers who plant vineyards in Biblical Samaria (called the West Bank by biased media). This is an annual event for seven years now. What a great way to show tangible solidarity with Israel. The volunteers raise their own money to go to Israel for three months to help with the summer grape harvest. God bless them as they participate in the restoration of the land of Israel according to Bible prophecy.

Yehovah has appeared of old to me, saying: ​​“Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. ​​Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, ​​O virgin of Israel! ​​You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. ​​You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; ​​the planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food. ​​For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, ​‘​Arise, and let us go up to Zion, to Yehovah our God.’ ” Jeremiah 31:3-6

A musical team from the ministry called “For Zion’s Sake” is touring the US this month. Click here for their itinerary and more info.

Topic Two: Cancer Vaccine Coming?

Today, I am including a bonus link on a completely different subject, but related because it illustrates God’s favor on Israel/Zion. A phenomenal new cancer vaccine will target only cancer cells with no side effects. It is expected to work on 90% of various cancer types.

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

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Israeli Jericho Missiles Moving

28 11 2011

Eyewitnesses report unusual movements of Israeli Jericho missiles according to World Net Daily’s Aaron Klein: Multiple eyewitnesses reported seeing Israeli military trucks in recent days transport and station large missiles at the periphery of Jerusalem and in locations inside the West Bank. The descriptions of the projectiles are consistent with the Jewish state’s mid-to-long range Jericho ballistic missiles.

Here are know facts about the Jericho III from Wikipedia: The Jericho III is believed to have a three-stage solid propellant and a payload of 1,000 to 1,300 kg. It is possible for the missile to be equipped with a single 750 kg nuclear warhead or two or three low yield MIRVwarheads…the Jericho III gives Israel nuclear strike capabilities within the entire Middle East, Africa, Europe, Asia and almost all parts of North America, as well as within large parts of South America and North Oceania. reports: The range of the Jericho 3 also provides an extremely high impact speed for nearby targets, enabling it to avoid any Anti-Ballistic Missile (ABM) defenses that may develop in the immediate region. This would be most valuable in the event of a first-strike from Iran or as defense against Iranian retaliation to an Israeli strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities. Israel pre-positioning these arms would be another indication of an imminent hot war.

This is only one of today’s (11-28-11) alarming headlines. The following list provides a simple exercise connecting the dots, with links to the full stories.

Egypt’s election today dominated my Islamists.

Kuwait’s government collapses.

Morocco Islamists win election.

Warships gather off Syria.

Blast in Iran today.

Four Katyusha Rockets hit Galilee today!

And, by the way, Putin is back in Russia.

When I was a boy it was big news in our church if someone reported a prophecy fulfilled in the last year or two. When we started our Issachar Forum Prophetic Think Tank eight years ago, we soon found so many prophesies fulfilled it was hard to get them all into our weekly meeting. Now, what I have listed above, is just today!

When Jesus was asked in Matthew 24 and Luke 21 what would be the signs of His return and the end of the age, he answered the question. All of the things He predicted have happened in my lifetime. The most time specific was His prediction of first the downfall of Jerusalem (fulfilled in 70 AD) and then the restoration of Jerusalem in 1967. Gentiles indeed ruled or “trampled down” Jerusalem from 70 to 1967. Jesus then declared the most astonishing part:

When you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Luke 21:31-33

This passage (along with Psalm 102) is one of the main reasons I wrote Generation LAST. The actual length of a generation is debatable, but how ever long it is, we are surely in the last generation now. Look up, Jesus is coming soon!

PRAY FOR THE PEACE OF JERUSALEM. Shalu Shalom Yerushalayim.

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New England Ministry Trip

4 09 2011

We are spending the night in Manchester, NH so we can attend the Tea Party Express rally tomorrow with Sarah Palin as the keynote speaker.

Saturday 9-10 we speak at Miskahn David (Tabernacle of David Messianic Congregation) in Rhode Island.

Sunday 9-11 we are sharing at Faith Fellowship Church (Foursquare) in Uxbridge, MA.

Sunday 9-18 we speak at The River Church (Assembly of God) in Conway, NH.

Please continue to pray for our ministry travels. Thank you so much. Les & Doreen

Destroy Israel for World Peace?

23 08 2011

Al Quds Day: Dateline London, England, UK 8-21-11

Whatever happened to merry olde England? Witness the young boy holding the sign. Thanks to the Elder of Ziyon website for the picture and links regarding the Al Quds terror rally in London on Sunday 8-21-11. “It is time, Brothers and Sisters, for Al Quds to be liberated. For Islam and people of the world who wish to pray there to the one God. And we say here today to you Israel, we see your crimes and we loathe your crimes. And to us your nation does not exist, because it is a criminal injustice against humanity. We want to see Lebanon, Jordan and Egypt go to the borders and stop this now. Liberate Al Quds! March to Al Quds!” These were the words spoken by Lauren Booth (Tony Blair’s half-sister-in-law) at the Al Quds Day terror rally organised by the Islamic Human Rights Commission in London’s Trafalgar Square yesterday. She had just pledged her support for Hamas. Richard Millett

Just what exactly is Al Quds Day? Al Quds Day is an Iranian holiday created by Ayatollah Khomeini, expressing solidarity with the Palestinian people and opposing Zionism as well as Israel’s control of Jerusalem. In Iran, it is held on the last Friday of Ramadan, August 26 this year. The name al Quds is Arabic for Jerusalem and is their attempt to revise history and the Muslim claims that it was always Islamic.

Make no mistake, it is not about land or freedom or oppression. It is about Jerusalem! It is about Israel’s very right to exist as a Jewish state. The Bible is crystal clear that Jerusalem is the center of all prophetic scenarios of end time events. Jerusalem is the prize coveted by many groups and nations. The UN wants to turn it into an international city. The Vatican wants control. The Muslims want to seize it and eliminate the Jews and all memory of Israel’s existence “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.” Psalm 83:4 NLT

The good news is that Yehovah God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob has a better plan. He intends to exalt Jerusalem. ​I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem; ​​They shall never hold their peace day or night. ​​You who make mention of Yehovah, do not keep silent, ​​And give Him no rest till He establishes and till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth. Isaiah 61:6-7

There indeed is a Jerusalem DAY coming when God will complete His purpose. The prophetic timing is quite specific as seen in this verse: 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

The timing is after Israel has been regathered from the scattering (or Diaspora) to all nations. After Israel is back in the land, Yehovah will then gather the nations there to judge them because they divided His land! I highly recommend you read the rest of Joel 3 where God details exactly what and how He will do it. Jerusalem will be holy, Israel will be forgiven, the land will be fruitful, and Jerusalem will abide forever! Praise the name of the living God Yehovah and his resurrected Son Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God.

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Caliphate Coming

29 07 2011

Breaking News Today: Huge news today with the announcement of the “retirement” of General Isik Kosaner, the head of Turkey’s military. The three generals over Turkey’s ground, naval and air forces also “resigned”. This pretty much completed the total takeover of Turkey by Islamists.

The slide towards an Islamic theocracy has accelerated sharply in recent months with this news signaling a total plunge. The seismic advance of Islam threatens the  NATO alliance for all of Europe. Just a few short years ago everyone was wondering if Turkey would be admitted to the European Union. Perhaps the question is will the EU be admitted to the Islamic Caliphate?

The last Caliphate ended when Turkey turned to secularism in the 1920’s at the end of the Ottoman Empire. Yet the Koran predicts the rise of an end time Caliph to rule over a revived world-wide Islamic empire. This now appears more probable and imminent.

We have been warning for some time of a regional war based on Psalm 83. We have also reminded you of Ezekiel 38 which speaks of Gog and Magog War. It is important to notice the sequence of these two separate wars. The countries listed in Psalm 83 correspond to the modern countries with borders next to Israel. However, none of these are mentioned in the list of countries in the Ezekiel 38 War. Why not? Perhaps the answer is a decisive victory by Israel in the Psalm 83 War extending Israel’s borders to the Genesis 15 definition: On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18.

Stay tuned and keep praying!

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( Photo by: REUTERS/Umit Bektas/File)

Seeing Today’s World with Elisha’s Eyes

27 07 2011

There is a major transition underway in the Church. For several decades the emphasis has been on the Elijah anointing of struggle against false gods, and the restoration of Fatherhood. Today, however, we have moved into an era of seeing more clearly in the Holy Spirit dimension, just as Elisha’s servant saw God’s answer in the chariots of fire surrounding the Syrian army. Generation LIGHT, Book Two in the GENERATION Series, examines the transition from Elijah to Elisha with our focus on seeing what God sees. Book Three – Generation LIFE completes the story with the power of resurrection life.

Book One was Generation LAST, on why I am convinced we are now in the last generation of history as we know it. The conclusion was a revelation of Isaiah 60 and the glory of Yehovah given to His people at one of the darkest hours of world history. Glory is expressed some 15 times in the first five verses of Isaiah 60 as arise, shine, glory seen, and even the word light.

Perhaps the most important key word is radiant, found in verse 5. We do not simply reflect God’s glory, we radiate His glory: Then you shall see and become radiant, and your heart will swell with joy; (Isaiah 60:5a).

Jesus is the light of the world. Generation LIGHT reveals His glorious light expressed in supernatural power enabling us to swim against the rising tide of the enemy of our souls. The result is not only survival, but  also an overcoming authority: to heal, to save, and to set captives free. This is the day of resurrection power as exemplified in Elisha, then Jesus, and finally in the last generation, through Israel and the Church.

While this book accentuates “seeing” as the prerequisite LIGHT, the GENERATION Series concludes with the third book about that resurrection power, Generation LIFE. Look for it soon.

I am praying that we see what God sees and radiate His glory and His joy! This is the only way to function effectively in today’s dysfunctional world.

This is an amazing generation to be alive. We are seeing hundreds of prophecies spoken over two thousand years ago popping up in precise fulfillment before our eyes. This is the generation of light, but this is way beyond the “age of enlightenment.” This is a time of Divine revelation which I pray you see through Elisha eyes. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is arising with a purpose. Jesus, who was the author of our faith, is also the finisher. This is a day of fullness. Much that the prophets have spoken will be completed in our day.

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 3:20-21).

What a glorious fact. We are so favored to live in this day. In this book we will discover the purpose of His glorious light. My prayer for you is that you will explore this purpose and that you may see as Elisha and his servant saw.

Israel has risen out of the dust heap of history to become a vibrant nation. It is historically obvious. This is also the day of the rise of the Church, even while many who call themselves Christians fall away from the faith in the great apostasy. Yet, this day is destined to reveal the final glory of the true Church.

And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death (Revelation 12:11).

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(This excerpt from my newest book is a bit of a departure from my usual commentary. I hope you see why Doreen and I call this ministry Elisha Vision.)

Tornadoes, Floods, Earthquakes and Volcanoes

6 07 2011
And he opened the bottomless pit, and smoke arose out of the pit like the smoke of a great furnace. So the sun and the air were darkened because of the smoke of the pit. Then out of the smoke locusts came upon the earth. And to them was given power, as the scorpions of the earth have power. Rev 9:2-3

In case you have not noticed, there has been continuous catastrophe crippling our nation since the tornadoes ripped Raleigh, NC on April 16. I see a direct correlation to the downward spiral of our Administration’s collapsing relationship toward Israel. Ironically, for the first time in several years, the Lord gave me a word for this year on 1-1-11. You can read the summary on the column of that date here, including a link to the full audio message that I preached on January 7.

One thing He showed me was judgement increasing on our nation. There was a strong exhortation to respect one another and the priesthood of all believers, throughout the body of Christ. He warned me so clearly that I spoke of events in America, North Carolina and even “coming to a neighborhood near you.” Little did I know how real that would manifest on April 16. A tornado went right over my daughter’s house, but spared her home and family. Just a few blocks away several children died. Others of our close friends had major property damage but no injury.

The link to Israel is obvious, but not the only cause. Over 53 MILLION babies have now been aborted in the United States since 1973. Moral decadence exploded in the same period. Many more examples abound. So, what is our hope? Can we trust government? Can we trust media? Can we trust institutional religion? No, we really cannot. We can only call on the name of the living God, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Yehovah is His name and He sent His only begotten Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah to die for us (and rise from the dead) as the full penalty for our sins and for our sin nature. Through the blood of Jesus, we are holy. We are righteous. We are clean. We are forgiven! Hallelujah!

This means we are entering the season of the greatest ingathering for salvation in history. I had hoped that it would occur in a time of prosperity. Now I see that it comes because of judgements, through which God will show His mercy, and many will turn and live.

I have heard all about you, Yehovah. I am filled with awe by your amazing works. In this time of our deep need, help us again as you did in years gone by. And in your anger, remember your mercy. Habakkuk 3:2 NLT

Let us pray for mercy and the favor of the Almighty Creator God. He is our refuge and strength through His Holy Spirit and the Son of His love. We must now rise up and warn others to turn to the living God and live!

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Anthony Weiner’s Wife

21 06 2011

Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them. Ephesians 5:10-13 NLT

I will not comment on the sins of former Congressman Anthony Weiner. The text above is enough said. However, in our sympathy for his new bride expecting their first baby, something has come to light that is not about immorality, but ideology. Walid Shoebat, a Christian ex-Muslim, has just reported that Huma Abedin, the offended wife, is more than simply the loyal “right hand woman of Hillary Clinton”. Born in Kalamazoo, Michigan, she was educated in Jedda, Saudi Arabia from age two to eighteen. Her father was an Islamic scholar of Indian descent while her mother is originally from Pakistan.

The plot thickens with the revelation that her mother is a member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia, according to Arabic news sources cited by a former Palestinian Liberation Organization operative. Walid Shoebat, an ex-Muslim Brotherhood activist in the Holy Land, translated sources that say Huma Abedin’s mother, Saleha Mahmoud Abedin, a professor of sociology in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, belongs to the Sunni movement’s women’s division known as the Muslim Sisterhood. One of the Sisterhoods aims, reportedly, is “to spread the Brotherhood’s ideology by infiltrating universities, schools and homes.”

Please click on the blue links above, to read the full story. Thank you.

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Arab Spring/Winter War?

30 05 2011

Great Guest Post – by Bill Salas

In a last ditch effort to politically broker a final Arab state called Palestine, U.S. President Barrack Obama showed his Pro-Palestinian trump card. In May, 2011, with his left hand clenched in a seeming show of American solidarity for Israel’s security, Obama snuck his right hand into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s cookie jar, and was caught red-handed attempting to pick-pocket Israel’s most prized possession; their homeland.

Obama’s presidential play prompted Netanyahu to push his poker chips forward, lay all his cards on the table, and shout, “ISRAEL’S ALL IN!” Netanyahu seized the opportunity to call the U.S. President’s and Palestinians bluff. The King of Israel revealed his Royal Flush, leaving little wiggle room for future Mideast peace negotiations.

His strict laundry list of conditions hit at the heart of every Palestinian contention. To the Palestinians, this was nothing short of a declaration of war. BY BILL SALAS   (Read entire article now.)

Visit Bill Salas’ Home page. Bill convinced me (along with current events) that Egypt is one of the confederates in the Psalm 83 War, coming soon! My brand new book, Generation LIGHT, reflects this correction.

Please continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem, God’s prayer request in Psalm 122. Have a blessed Memorial Day as we give thanks for our brave men and women in uniform who have given their very lives for our liberty.

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Obama Fading In Israel

26 05 2011

The Jerusalem Post released a brand new poll of Israeli Jews today showing Obama at 12%. Only 12% believe he is pro-Israel while 40% believe he is pro-Palestinian. He has yet to visit Israel as President after one visit during his campaign. Meanwhile, a new Israel National News poll reveals that two-thirds of Israel Arab citizens oppose Israel’s existence!

He exposed his bias last week when he took up the Palestinian demand of the late PLO leader Yasser Arafat about the 1967 borders. (They share another ignominious commonality in that they were both awarded the Nobel Peace prize with dubious earned accomplishments). His walk back at AIPAC was unconvincing, at least to Israeli Jews. It is clear that even some of America’s Jews are having serious “buyers remorse” about his presidency.

Contrast that with Prime Minister Netanyahu’s rock star reception before the joint session of Congress. Israel has hardly had such a commanding statesman in a generation. He made his case with moral clarity not dependent on enticing words, but with the authority of truth. He who speaks with truth in his corner can afford to be gracious; as he was with our president.

Finally, what happened to our President in the UK? His numerous embarrassing gaffes did not look good. I have not heard anyone comment on his travel days changed, due to the Iceland volcano’s ash plume. What makes it interesting, is that it his third foreign trip in a year altered by a volcano. It also happened in Poland and Indonesia. Jesus said that if His disciples stopped praising Him, even the rocks would cry out. Somehow, these volcanoes send a different message.

HERE is the basis of prayer for our leaders, from the Hebrew prophet, Daniel:

That night the secret was revealed to Daniel in a vision. Then Daniel praised the God of heaven. He said, “Praise the name of God forever and ever, for he has all wisdom and power. He controls the course of world events; he removes kings and sets up other kings. He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to the scholars. He reveals deep and mysterious things and knows what lies hidden in darkness, though he is surrounded by light. I thank and praise you, God of my ancestors, for you have given me wisdom and strength. You have told me what we asked of you and revealed to us what the king demanded.”Daniel 2:19-23.

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May 15 Catastrophe Day Starts Early

13 05 2011

We continue to pray that the Nakba Day riots will fizzle. However it has already begun. Even the Western media is beginning to report it. Thousands of Egyptians storm the Israeli Consulate in Alexandria, while more pictures are now coming through of Egyptians coming to the Gaza/Israel border. Some of these are women and children in horse carts for effect. People are also massing in Gaza, West Bank, Lebanon and Syria. One Fox News TV reporter, conveniently embedded with Palestinian rock throwers, gets a whiff of tear gas and coughs convincingly (good live TV).
The story, once buried, is now catching fire as linked to the demonstration/riots all over the Arab world. This is a cunning and evil plot. While Abbas claims he opposes a third intifada, a top official of the Palestinian Authority says the PA can’t stop an intifada if the people start one on Sunday. (Hint-Hint). This is tacit approval if not full endorsement of new violence.
The biased microscope of world media will scrutinize and magnify any Israeli mistakes. Believers are fasting and praying for wisdom in the Israeli responses. What would the US do if thousands just walked across the border at several places at the same time? This is the dilemma facing Israel this weekend.

Top Fatah official: ‘PA won’t be able to stop 3rd intifada’

’17-year-old serious wounded’; 3 cops injured in e. J’lem

Thousands march on Israeli consulate in Alexandria

Palestinians: Prepare for 3rd intifada

Remember me, Yehovah, when you show favor to your people, come to my aid when you save them, that I may enjoy the prosperity of your chosen ones, that I may share in the joy of your nation and join your inheritance in giving praise. Ps 106: 4-5

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Israel/Egypt Treaty Jeopardy

1 05 2011

Israel E-Card Volume 5 Issue 9

Topic #1  Egyptians Oppose Israel Peace

The Pew Poll of Egyptians released last week revealed some hard facts for the naïve Western leftist media. Most were rejoicing for the “Arab Spring” destined to bring freedom and democracy to the Middle East. They were dead wrong. 54% of Egyptians from all levels of society and whether secular or religious, desire to annul the treaty with Israel. Only 36% choose to maintain it. The poll deserves a deeper look than can fit in this space, but a few highlights jump out.

Another result has 75% favorable toward the Muslim Brotherhood. September’s election will bring their ideology into the core of Egyptian policy. They don’t have to win, they have already won. Any candidate from any party will have to appeal to that overwhelming sentiment of the voters. President Bush forced an election in Gaza, convinced that the people would vote for moderates. Hamas was elected by 70% of the vote.

A third question asked how strictly Egypt’s laws should follow the Koran. 27% were for the principles of Islam, 62% were for strict adherence to Sharia Law. That is 89% lining up for a theocracy! Wake up and smell the Turkish coffee.

Topic #2  Obama in Middle East Polls?

Israeli polls the last two years show President Obama in single digits of 6 in 2009 and 9 in 2010. Most Israeli’s consider him pro-Palestinian. George W. Bush had 88% favorable! Just as surprising are Obama’s numbers in the Egypt Pew poll. 52% disagree with his handling of the recent protests.     What does this mean? Cairo, Egypt was the setting for one of his milestone speeches trying to woo the Muslim world. This may have had the effect of encouraging calls for an open democracy, but the result is anything but. President Obama repeated his mantra that we are not at war with Islam and never will be. Yet, we are in three shooting wars, and the ones we are shooting at, are Muslims. 99% of all the terrorists and pirates are Muslims. If this isn’t war, what does war look like?

This will happen because these evil prophets deceive my people by saying, ‘All is peaceful’ when there is no peace at all! It’s as if the people have built a flimsy wall, and these prophets are trying to reinforce it by covering it with whitewash! Ezekiel 13:10

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Damascus Destroyed!

22 04 2011

Okay, so it hasn’t happened yet, but it will. The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city, And it will be a ruinous heap”. Isaiah 17:1.

(BBC photo of Beirut)

Damascus will be destroyed. You can take that to the bank. The capital of Syria is the oldest continuously inhabited capital in the world. God says it will become a heap of  ruins. It has never been destroyed in all the wars of history. Jerusalem has been destroyed at least eleven times.

We have seen the Psalm 83 prophecy building for several years now. It makes sense that the Isaiah 17 prophecy would be part of that war. Just today, the Jerusalem Post reported that 49 died in protests in Syria. YNet News later reported those killed today by the government passed 70. Fox News is also reporting the violence.

This may be the most important news story of the month. While most eyes are on Libya, the growing crisis in Syria has more direct significance to prophecy. CNN reported that Jordan also continues to experience growing anti-government demonstrations spurred on by the Muslim Brotherhood in the name of Palestinians.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will speak to a joint session of Congress next month. His pivotal speech will set the tone for Israel’s response to world pressure (Los Angeles Times) for the UN to unilaterally declare an independent state of Palestine.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Jesus is alive, the grave is empty. Death has lost its sting. Hallelujah!

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Earthquakes and Revolutions

12 03 2011

Japan Earthquake Disaster - click to enlarge

And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; Luke 21:25

Killer earthquakes in Japan (over 1,000 dead at this early point) and a month ago in New Zealand (over 200 dead) . The earth is reeling, geologically and politically. Everything is shaking. The confidence of the world is teetering near collapse. Some governments are scrambling to save their economies while others are in full revolution mode. At least ten Muslim nations are in or near complete overthrow.

Libya is facing genocide or civil war or both. The nations are perplexed to know what to do next. Free nations are running out of options as they run out of money. The world’s longest serving dictator has sworn he will go down fighting. Two per cent of the world’s oil is the prize for the winners.

Egypt’s “democratic” protests have now opened the way for much more sinister machinations. The Muslim brotherhood is poised to achieve their 90 year goal of a theocratic state with the help of internal mutiny in the ranks of the army. Christians are being martyred in Egypt in unprecedented numbers. It is as if hell has opened up in a spiritual earthquake. The only Christian in Pakistan’s cabinet was assassinated a couple weeks ago.

No union workers lost their jobs in Wisconsin this week, just the ability to demand and enforce higher pensions and perks. Oh, and did I mention Charlie Sheen, the profane sitcom actor, is suing his employers for $100 Million.

Has the world gone mad? They say there are no atheists in foxholes. The planet is one giant foxhole, there can’t possibly be any atheists left.

Darkness seems to be spreading over the earth like a poisonous cloud. Are you depressed yet? How do people cope who have not read the Book? The only true hope is found in the ageless words of comfort and answers one finds in the Bible.

Here are just a few pertinent and very timely observations from God’s love letter.

  • His heart about the earthquake deaths: “For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord GOD. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:32 NKJV
  • Can satan defeat God? Declaring the end from the beginning and from ancient times things not yet done, saying, ‘My counsel shall stand, and I will accomplish all my purpose,’ Isaiah 46:10 ESV
  • Is there any hope? Since we are receiving a Kingdom that cannot be destroyed, let us be thankful and please God by worshiping him with holy fear and awe. Hebrews 12:28
  • How much longer? “Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:28
  • How will God solve the earth’s problems? Just so, when you see the events I’ve described taking place, you can be sure that the Kingdom of God is near. Luke 21:31

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Florida Ministry Update

28 02 2011

Just a few lines to report on our progress…we had three good meetings this weekend at Dover, Haines City and Tampa. We now plan to spend some time writing at Christian Retreat in Bradenton. I am nearly finished with my next book, Generation Light-Jesus Light of the World. My goal is to publish it in April. Doreen only has about 20 copies left of her newest book about Passover, A Lamb For Rachel. We are ordering more this week. She is working on her next one as well, continuing the adventures of Matt and Rachel learning about Shavuot/Pentecost . I expect to send our March 1 Israel E-Card tomorrow, so stay tuned! Your prayers and support are coveted and sincerely appreciated. Thank you.     Les & Doreen

PS   Yes, that picture is of Doreen and me in 1967. Her first fish!

Purim – 20 years ago

23 02 2011

I Was Wrong

15 02 2011

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 5 Issue 4 February 15, 2011

Topic #1  Erase the Tapes, Burn the Books

My friend Bob Mumford opined many years ago that cassette tapes should work for 5 years and then self-destruct. It had to do with “further revelation.” I find this true in my life. Only one year ago I published my second book Generation Last, and there are already two major changes as I work on my third book Generation Light.

I have changed my opinion on how to pronounce God’s name, Yehovah (from Yahweh). Now I have another change in my view of Psalm 83. I wrote in my book that Egypt is not in the list of nations there. I was wrong. About six months ago I had an exchange of books with another Middle East prophecy author named Bill Salus. His newest book is Israelstine, an open discussion of last day scriptures, especially Psalm 83. He began to convince me about Egypt, and current events have confirmed it. Please visit Bill’s site for more on his February 9 blog. Also, here is another link to his Psalm 83 work.

Topic #2  A Lamb For Rachel

Doreen has just published her second children’s book in time for Passover. For those who met Matt, a young Christian and his friend Rachel a young Jew in her first book, you will love their new adventures in discovery. In the previous book they learned How Hanukkah Saved Christmas. Now Matt learns about Passover by experiencing a real Passover with Rachel’s family.

This new story is an excellent chapter book for children and works great with Mom or Dad reading it to younger ones. Matt struggles with personal experiences that are about to turn his world upside down. All of these events teach both Matt and Rachel exciting new things that change their lives forever. Doreen and I are celebrating our 44th Anniversary this June. We are so thankful to Jesus for His life and light and blessings. All four of our books are available at our Elisha Vision bookstore, just click here.

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

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