“Spontaneous” Gaza riots cancelled for this week

5 08 2019

Gaza riots

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

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

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

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

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

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

Hama swastikaFlag-1

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

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

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

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

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

They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” Psalm 83:4-5

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

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Understanding Hamas?

16 04 2019

Hamas

What is Hamas? Hamas is the acronym of al-Harakat al-Muqawwama al-Islamiyya—the name of the Islamic Resistance Movement, a Palestinian Sunni-Islamist terror organization that is legally banned by the United States, Canada, the EU and Israel. CUFI

 

The above definition of Hamas by Christians United For Israel rightly explains that Hamas is an acronym for the terror movement’s Arabic name. Why did they specifically choose to end up with Hamas as their name? The answer is in the Bible. The five letter name has a subtle message to Israelis. Even though it is an acronym in Arabic, it forms a real word in Hebrew. What is the word? It is “violence”. Here are a few examples of “hamas” in the Hebrew text. Each use of “violence” is the Hebrew word “hamas”. Try changing “violence” to “hamas” as you read.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. … And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:11 & 13

The God of my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation,
My stronghold and my refuge; My Savior, You save me from violence. 2 Samuel 22:3

Yehovah tests the righteous, But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. Psalm 11:5

For they eat the bread of wickedness, and drink the wine of violence. Proverbs 4:17

The violence of the wicked will destroy them, because they refuse to do justice. Proverbs 21:7

Over fifty more verses in the Bible use this Hebrew word and the Hamas terrorists know it well and intended it to intimidate Israel. (Read the list of uses of “violence”.) However, they fail because Yehovah God fights for Israel. When you scan down the list, you see that God will settle accounts with all men who use violence in such a way.

Remember that Yehovah judged the entire planet in Noah’s day. You can be sure that he will judge this present day terror group, and all the terror clones that rule and intimidate with violence.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                        (Read more)

In an unprecedented event, hundreds from San Antonio’s Jewish community, joined by Jewish leaders from throughout the US and Israel, celebrated and expressed appreciation for the past four decades of Pastor John and Diana Hagee’s ardent support for the state of Israel, through CUFI, which now has over 5.6 million members.





Annihilation/Elimination of Israel

21 01 2019

annihilate israel - iran

‘We are prepared to eliminate Israel’Iranian air force chief says Tehran regime prepared for ‘decisive battle’ with Jewish state which will lead to its destruction.

Iran’s Khamenei: No Cure for Barbaric Israel but Annihilation

Last week I wrote about an anti-Semitic flyer that was distributed in Newton, Mass. Please do not be naive or ignorant regarding this matter. This is happening around the world, fueled by the direct hatred of Israel, especially from Islam. It is seen in this one of many examples from Islamic literature:

The Day of Judgement will not come about until Muslims fight the Jews, when the Jew will hide behind stones and trees. The stones and trees will say O Muslims, O Abdullah, there is a Jew behind me, come and kill him. Hadith and SahihMuslim#6985  

Although there are multiple interpretations of this verse, it is repeated often by radical Islamic leaders as justification for killing Jews. It is even part of the Hamas Covenant, a designated terror group, at the end of Chapter One Article Seven. It is followed by Article Eight:

“Allah is its goal, the Prophet its model to be followed, the Koran its constitution, Jihad its way, and death for the sake of Allah its loftiest desire.” Hamas Covenant

Islam’s Jew-Hating Hadith in ContextThe infamous hadith about the Jew hiding behind a tree is not some apocryphal canon held in esteem by an unimportant few, but runs parallel to anti-Jewish motifs throughout the Koran.

In addition to the words used in the title, annihilate and eliminate, we can add genocide, eradicated and “total extinction”. Here is a list of statements made about Israel using these words. Just read through a few of the threats and you will clearly see spirit of death that emanates from such hatred.

Yet still, remember that Jesus died for the whole world. All who come to Him as Messiah and Son of God will find life. Many are turning to the living God Yehovah,the Life-Giver; and they are finding deliverance from the death cult of unbelief. Pray that all who love the truth will find it in Yeshua, who Himself is the truth.

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

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17

Pray for Muslims and all who hate Israel. Pray for wisdom in Congress as they confront the lying spirit. Pray for rain and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Israel Is-Real

16 05 2018

Dry Bones Pal kids

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

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Hamas Thanks North Korea

6 05 2017

Dry Bones Hamas - N Korea

‘Israel will receive a merciless, thousand-fold punishment’ North Korea threatens Israel with ‘thousand-fold punishment’ after Defense Minister Liberman calls Kim Jong-un a ‘madman.’

Hamas thanks North Korea for threatening Israel Hamas welcomes North Korea’s threat against Israel and its support for the Palestinian people.

Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch. The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by Yehovah’s own mouth. Yehovah will hold you in his hand for all to see—a splendid crown in the hand of God. Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for Yehovah delights in you and will claim you as his bride. Isaiah 62:1-4 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Amnesty Nails Hamas for War Crimes

28 05 2015

Now here is a refreshing story. In a departure from the usual media anti-Israel narrative, Amnesty International has finally exposed war crimes by Hamas in last summer’s Gaza war.

My good friend Daniel Karvonen, from Mankato, MN. tipped me off to what turns out to be quite a number of reports across media. In contrast to the normal drumbeat accusing Israel this is real news to Western media.

Amnesty accuses Hamas of ‘war crimes’ in Gaza conflict 

© FRANCE 24 | A screen grab from a FRANCE 24 video shows children playing near a Hamas rocket launcher in Gaza.

© FRANCE 24 | A screen grab from a FRANCE 24 video shows children playing near a Hamas rocket launcher in Gaza.

Islamist militants from Hamas committed war crimes against fellow Palestinians in Gaza – including killings, kidnappings and torture – during the summer 2014 conflict with Israel, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.

The London-based rights group detailed a “brutal campaign of abductions, torture and unlawful killings against Palestinians accused of ‘collaborating’ with Israel” by Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip.

“In the chaos of the conflict, the de facto Hamas administration granted its security forces free rein to carry out horrific abuses including against people in its custody,” said Amnesty’s Middle East and North Africa director, Philip Luther.

“These spine-chilling actions, some of which amount to war crimes, were designed to exact revenge and spread fear across the Gaza Strip,” he said.

The report, entitled “Strangling Necks“, details the “extrajudicial execution of at least 23 Palestinians and the arrest and torture of dozens of others”. (Latest update : 2015-05-27)

Here are two more reports; one from CNN : Amnesty report says Hamas committed war crimes against Palestinians

and surprisingly, a report from Aljazeera America.: Amnesty finds ‘spine chilling’ Hamas crimes

Still, I have not seen it on TV News, but am glad the report is out there. Israel is always fighting an uphill battle in the propaganda war. We can pray for the truth to come out, but we must also speak up when we have an opportunity. Being a Christina Zionist is not a passive position. Let us speak truth to lies in every situation.

A favorite Scripture verse carries a profound truth and with it the responsibility to verbally declare righteous truth. If we do not, evil voices will prevail. The result will be the destruction of all we hold dear. A great way to be reminded to pray for Israel, for our city and for our country is when you see your digital clock with the numbers 11:11. It happens twice a day, and connects us to Proverbs 11:11. Use it as a boost of memory to pray and speak out loud a blessing.

By the blessing of the upright the city is exalted, But it is overthrown by the mouth of the wicked. Proverbs 11:11

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I Joined the Dry Bones Family

17 11 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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Hamas’ Goal and Yehovah’s Response

14 11 2014

During the summer Gaza conflict, I wrote about the goal of Hamas. Today I am re-posting that blog. But this text from Zechariah tells Yehovah God’s response to those who would destroy Israel.

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 12:1-4

WHAT IS THE GOAL OF HAMAS?

Great-Quotes-056genocide  (jĕnˈə-sīdˌ) noun

The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. (definition)

Here is a quote from the Preamble to the Hamas Charter: ″Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it″.

No further comment is necessary. But please let me suggest a different way to view the “death toll” statistics that keep rolling across our TV screens. Roughly 70 Israelis and 1700 Gazans were killed in the last four weeks. The emphasis was on civilian deaths. Israel was charged with genocide by many accusers.

However, what if you measured these statistics by actual intent?

Note the definition of genocide: “planned extermination.”

Israel’s goal was to kill zero civilians. Hamas’ goal was to kill as many civilians as possible, including their own (by human shield strategy and by errant rockets of their own).

Hamas Sermon from the Gaza Strip: Our Doctrine Entails Exterminating the Jews

Using a relatively modest desire to kill 10 civilians per rocket @ 3,000 fired in four weeks, Hamas hope to kill 30,000 Israeli civilians. Does the fact that they were bad at it, or that Israel had great defense change their intent?

Israel’s goal was zero civilians killed. Do you think for one minute that if Israel wanted to kill all Gazans that they could not do it in four weeks? Mercifully, it appears that this round of war is ending. We thank God for that. But the motive of Hamas has not changed. They would kill all Jews if they could. That, my friends, is genocide.

“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,” says the Lord Yehovah, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.” Ezekiel 35:5-6

Golda Meir (fourth Prime Minister of Israel): “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

Benjamin Netanyahu (current Prime Minister of Israel): “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.”

I would like to call today’s post, “News you can use!”

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.)





Daniel Tragerman – 4 years old

23 08 2014

daniel-3Red and yellow, black and white, all are precious in His sight. This precious little boy, Daniel Tragerman, was murdered intentionally by Hamas Friday afternoon while at home with his Israeli parents. He was playing in a tent inside his living room when a mortar exploded outside. It was shrapnel from the blast that took his life. I don’t have many words right now.

But it must be understood that Hamas fires their rockets at kindergartens and homes with the goal of killing Jewish children. That is never true of Israel’s Defense Forces. Many precious Palestinian children have also died, as human shields for Hamas, because it needs high death numbers to influence world opinion. Shame on them. Yehovah God will judge!

As we tuck in our little ones tonight, say a prayer for all the little ones on both sides of the clash of civilizations. Yes, it is also a clash of religions, one views life as sanctified by a loving God, and the other worships death as the “highest good”.

Hamas has now admitted that it was their group that kidnapped and murdered the three Israeli teens in June that caused the present escalation of thousands of Hamas rockets fired at Israel’s civilians.

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




The Ironic Genocidal Islamist Name Game

8 08 2014

Dry bones name game

One goal of the enemy coalition in Psalm 83 (overview) is to cause the name of Israel to be forgotten. This is quite ironic.

Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, and do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; and those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, and consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; they form a confederacy against You: Psalm 83:1-5
Where is the irony? I have said before that Satan is not creative. He can only pervert what God says or does. So where did he get the idea of stomping out the name of Israel? He stole the idea from God’s judgment against all the false pagan gods.
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
The devil is always trying to make a name for himself, even all the way back in history to the tower of Babel. All of these Islamist terror groups come from the same demonic source. And they all have their own names. Even individual terrorists are fond of claiming many names or double names. Mahmoud Abbas, for example, is also called Abu Mazen.
Yet, when the dust settles Israel lives and these terrorists will be totally forgotten! Hallelujah!
Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, 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 2:9-11
Yeshua haMashiach is Yehovah!
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What is the Goal of Hamas?

4 08 2014

Great-Quotes-056genocide  (jĕnˈə-sīdˌ) noun

The systematic and planned extermination of an entire national, racial, political, or ethnic group. (definition)

Here is a quote from the Preamble to the Hamas Charter: ″Israel will exist and will continue to exist until Islam will obliterate it, just as it obliterated others before it″.

No further comment is necessary. But please let me suggest a different way to view the “death toll” statistics that keep rolling across our TV screens. Roughly 70 Israelis and 1700 Gazans were killed in the last four weeks. The emphasis was on civilian deaths. Israel was charged with genocide by many accusers.

However, what if you measured these statistics by actual intent?

Note the definition of genocide: “planned extermination.”

Israel’s goal was to kill zero civilians. Hamas’ goal was to kill as many civilians as possible, including their own (by human shield strategy and by errant rockets of their own).

Hamas Sermon from the Gaza Strip: Our Doctrine Entails Exterminating the Jews

Using a relatively modest desire to kill 10 civilians per rocket @ 3,000 fired in four weeks, Hamas hope to kill 30,000 Israeli civilians. Does the fact that they were bad at it, or that Israel had great defense change their intent?

Israel’s goal was zero civilians killed. Do you think for one minute that if Israel wanted to kill all Gazans that they could not do it in four weeks? Mercifully, it appears that this round of war is ending. We thank God for that. But the motive of Hamas has not changed. They would kill all Jews if they could. That, my friends, is genocide.

“Because you have had an ancient hatred, and have shed the blood of the children of Israel by the power of the sword at the time of their calamity, when their iniquity came to an end, therefore, as I live,” says the Lord Yehovah, “I will prepare you for blood, and blood shall pursue you; since you have not hated blood, therefore blood shall pursue you.” Ezekiel 35:5-6

Golda Meir (fourth Prime Minister of Israel): “Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.”

Benjamin Netanyahu (current Prime Minister of Israel): “The truth is that if Israel were to put down its arms there would be no more Israel. If the Arabs were to put down their arms there would be no more war.”

I would like to call today’s post, “News you can use!”

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.)





The Hamas Mouse that Roared

24 07 2014

The_Mouse_That_Roared_British_PosterFrance to Give $14.8 Million to Gaza

Aid money, following $47 million US aid package, to go to Gaza – despite the risk it will end up in Hamas’s coffers. Neither addressed where the aid money will be used, exactly – nor the recent scandal with the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which found two Hamas rocket arsenals in its schools since the beginning of the operation and then reportedly gave them back to Hamas.  INN 7-24-14
You can’t make this stuff up. Hamas has fired over 2,000 rockets at Israel in the last two weeks targeting civilians, using their own civilians as human shields. Yet the sappy sympathetic liberals in Western nations are sending millions of dollars to….wait for it….Hamas! The war is still ongoing and they are sending money to the enemy of freedom and liberty.
Our own President gets in on the fun by banning US airlines from serving Israel’s international airport. This while worse conflicts around the world do not see “no-fly zones” imposed. The economic hit on tourism could be devastating for Israel. Hamas rejoices in their “great victory”.
Some of you may be old enough to remember the 1959 movie starring Peter Sellers: The Mouse That Roared. It is a satire based on the premise that a tiny country facing bankruptcy declares war on the United States. They know they will lose and then receive US foreign aid to bail them out of debt. It is a classic Peter Sellers comedy. Yet, here we are in 2014, and it is not a comic movie. It is Hamas reality. Has the world gone mad?
And He said: ‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be, For they are a perverse generation, Children in whom is no faith. Deuteronomy 32:20
Yehovah has mingled a perverse spirit in her midst; and they have caused Egypt to err in all her work, as a drunken man staggers in his vomit. Isaiah 19:14
Therefore the law is powerless, and justice never goes forth. For the wicked surround the righteous; therefore perverse judgment proceeds. Habakkuk 1:4
Then Jesus answered and said, “O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.” Matthew 17:17
…that you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world, Philippians 2:15
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Gaza Inconvenient Truths

18 07 2014
These are top Hamas leaders.

These are top Hamas leaders.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





Hamas Killing Gazans

15 07 2014

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

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

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

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




Hamas Safe Houses in Gaza

10 07 2014

 

safe human_shield_engSometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. How about four pictures and four videos? Please view the full-page on this subject: Hamas Caught Using Human Shields in Gaza

safe gimme shelter

It gives the term “safe house” a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

Safe Bombs

 

Below is the outline of an excellent article exposing the mistakes made by biased journalists covering the current conflict with Hamas (and all Israeli wars for that matter). Please click on the link for the full article.

WHAT REPORTERS NEED TO KNOW during Operation Protective Edge

Mistake #1: Assuming that all Gaza casualties are the result of Israeli airstrikes

Mistake #2: Assuming that Gaza casualties and damage are the direct result of Israeli airstrikes

Mistake #3: Believing that victims are civilian when they are not

Finally, here is a great article about Hamas firing at Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32

 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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30 Rockets in Ten Minutes

7 07 2014

Hamas GazaHamas lets rockets fly against Israel, with 150 rockets fired through Sunday and another 100 falling today, as Hamas ramps up attacks on Israel’s south. They are now reaching Beersheva, Ashdod, and Askelon.

Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha’ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be’er Sheva between 8:00 – 8:10 pm IST. 

The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. Israel National News

Tuesday Update: Over 130 more rockets fired at Israel since Midnight to 5:30 pm Israel time. Israel calls up 40,000 reservists for a major entry into Gaza. Israel National News

Miracle protection of children last Thursday:  As 13 more rockets slammed into Southern Israel overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning from Gaza, a children’s day-camp suffered a direct hit. The rocket penetrated the apartment building in which housed the children’s day-camp but miraculously failed to explode saving the children’s lives. Israel Today

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; ​​His truth shall be your shield and buckler. ​​You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. ​​A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. ​​Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.  ​​Because you have made Yehovah, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:4-11

One More ThingDid you know that the Palestinian Authority uses 20% of its annual foreign aid to pay terrorists in prison? In 2012, the Palestinian Authority paid 75.5 million dollars to jailed terrorists and their families.

Hamas missiles img395103Jew-Killing Has Become Lucrative Palestinian Profession A terrorist sentenced to 10–15 years in an Israeli jail receives a salary of 6,000 shekels (USD $1,750) a month. A terrorist serving 25–30 years receives 10,000 shekels.Terrorists with “blood on their hands” – those who have succeeded in murdering Israelis and are serving more than 30 years – can expect a monthly income of 12,000 shekels (USD $3,500), which is nearly five times the average salary in the Palestinian Authority. Israel Today (7-7-2114)

Only Yehovah God can protect Israel. Have mercy O Lord! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Three Israeli Teens Murdered

30 06 2014

three-boysOne teen was an Israeli/American citizen. After hundreds of thousands of Israelis have gathered in prayer all over the land for two weeks, the tragic news came today. Prime Minister Netanyahu holds Hamas responsible. Two suspects have already been named. The kidnapped and murdered boys bodies were found in a shallow grave on Arab property belonging to one of the previously named suspect’s family.

Meanwhile: A Hamas official denied responsibility Monday evening for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers, threatening to “open the gates of hell” against Israel if it launched an attack against the Gaza Strip.

three boys ambulance attackedHere is a picture of the Humvee ambulance that was carrying the boys bodies. It was attacked by Arabs smashing windows. The savage hatred directed at Yehovah’s Chosen People is breath-taking. We need to pray for their deliverance and salvation. “They know not what they do,” as Jesus said on the cross.

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It’s not over. The shedding of innocent blood is an abomination to God and has been since the beginning.

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. Genesis 4:10-11

These six things Yehovah hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,  A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:7-8
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
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Hamas Flag on Temple Mount

22 04 2014

Hamas flag on Temple MtWhile we were enjoying Passover and Resurrection Day here in the United States, something very sinister was happening in Jerusalem, Israel. The Hamas terrorist entity from Gaza effectively took over the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, even flying their Islamic Hamas flag on the Mount itself.

For over a week now, the escalating situation has seen several riots with at least two Israeli police injured. Young Hamas radicals barricaded themselves inside the grey-domed al-Aqsa mosque. Inside the mosque, they were also stockpiling rocks and chunks of broken concrete which they used to attack non-Muslims. They even hurled rocks and molotov cocktails down on Jews praying at the Western Wall. Israel has been impotent to put an end to it “for fear of offending Muslim sensibilities”.

My view is that things will continue to boil up and over. With the failure of Kerry’s peace effort and the ultimate failure of the 20 year Oslo Accords, the Palestinians are preparing a major eruption of violence. In earlier posts I mentioned two scenarios for the “huge event” that may be associated with the tetrad of four blood moon eclipses that began on Passover and continue this Fall on the Feast of Tabernacles. They conclude with one on Passover 2015 and Tabernacles 2015.

Israel became a nation just before a tetrad in 1949-50 and regained Jerusalem in the next one in 1967-68. If you see those events through a camera lens you start with a wide-angle view of the whole country and then a narrower view of just Jerusalem. That suggests that the narrowing focus may now be on the Temple Mount. I offer this for you prayer and consideration as watchmen on the wall.

For further reading, here are a series of stories in chronological order starting with Passover.

Pesach Shame: Hamas Conquers Temple Mount   Dozens of flag waving Hamas activists wrest control of the Mount, Jews not allowed in.

THE ULITIMATE HUMILIATION: Hamas Conquers The Temple Mount On Eve Of Passover   Police have “lost control of the Temple Mount,” Temple activists charged Monday morning, on the eve of Pesach.

Israel: Palestinians stockpiling rocks inside al-Aqsa Mosque   After riots on Temple Mount, security officials quoted saying they will have to storm Jerusalem holy site

Riots Begin in Jerusalem After Muslim Prayers   Dozens of Arab youth try to break through police barriers, as hundreds of police prepare for reported Arab riots.

Arab youth riot on Temple Mount; 2 officers hurt   Temple Mount compound closed after rocks and fireworks thrown at police from barricade at Al-Aqsa Mosque; police arrest 24 suspects.

 

Jordan slams Israel over Temple Mount violence   Amman summons ambassador Daniel Nevo to protest Israeli actions, which it says violate peace agreement.

Calls to Fire Internal Security Minister Over Temple Mount Riots   MK Moshe Feiglin calls for heads to roll after Hamas terrorists seize control of Temple Mount.

Israel Is ‘Destroying’ Al-Aqsa Mosque for ‘Alleged’ Temple   PA officials, TV, and highest religious authority spread libel that Israel dividing Temple Mount to build ‘alleged’ Temple.

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Where was this Hamas Photo Taken?

27 03 2014

Hamas-rally-in-Al-Quds 3-23-14The surprise answer is Jerusalem, last Sunday! It says something about free speech in Israel. But what is going on? The photo of last Sunday’s march at Al Quds University in Jerusalem reveals the bold intent of Hamas to destroy the Jews. This was the second demonstration there in five months.

The Islamic Bloc of Al-Quds University, a student group associated with the Hamas terror group, paraded on campus with masked faces, carrying green banners and cardboard replicas of missiles launched by Islamist terrorists from Gaza into Israel. The Times of Israel

Hamas Jerusaleml rally 11-13Last November 5, a similar demonstration was also held at Jerusalem’s Al Quds University. These are not harmless students looking for a photo-op, these are serious terrorists threatening the very existence of Israel.

Hamas: We Must Slaughter the Jews is a headline for this story in Israel Today: A Hamas member of the Palestinian parliament said in a recent televised address that Palestinian Muslims must either subdue or massacre the Jews, and that genuine, long-lasting peace with the infidels is not achievable. Speaking on Hamas’ Al Aqsa TV, MP Yunis Al-Astal explained “This indicates that we must massacre them, in order to break them down and prevent them from sowing corruption in the world,” he stated. One would presume this also applies to the “infidel” Christians living in the region.

In the banner pictured below, notice the map of Palestine depicting all of Israel as a Palestinian/Hamas state.

Hamas banner 11-5-13

Arab League Officially Rejects “Jewish State” from Israel National News, Arutz Sheva.

At the conclusion of the two-day Arab League summit in Kuwait on Wednesday, Arab leaders announced their rejection of Israel’s request for recognition as the Jewish state. The final statement of the summit declared its “total rejection of the call to consider Israel a Jewish state,”

Since this is a non-negotiable demand of Israel for its very existence, say “Good bye” to the peace talks. To add insult to injury, Palestinian religious leaders have added to their ban on Jews and Christians praying (or doing anything remotely religious) on the Temple Mount. Now they are saying that even the Western Wall below the Mount is also part of Al Aqsa Mosque, and no Jews should be allowed to pray there either!

If you only read Western media, you may be deluded into thinking there is a chance for peace. You would be dead wrong. The Palestinians are increasing pressure, condemnations and attacks within Israel. It is only going to get worse before it gets better. So, where is hope? Yehovah, God of Israel, has spoken and anointed His Son Jesus, Yeshua ben Yehovah, as King over Israel to rule the entire planet.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath,  and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, You are My Son, today I have begotten You. Ask of Me, and I will give You the nations for Your inheritance, and the ends of the earth for Your possession. Psalm 2:1-8

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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.)





Genocide

30 11 2013

kill-jewsRead this slowly so you understand exactly what I believe. Those who side with the Palestinian leaders against Israel are supporting genocide. For 65+ years, not a week has passed without a call for Israel’s destruction. There was war several times, suicide campaigns at other times, plus boycotts and devious political moves. All these attempts ultimately have the same goal: genocide of all Jews. Check out this story: Favorite Course of Terrorists in Israeli Jails – Genocide

There is no peace partner. Some Westerners are willing to admit that Hamas has that goal, since it is clearly in their Charter. However, the West ignores that the Palestinian Authority still has never officially removed similar statements from their Charter. Consider this quotation from the news this week.

PA Sheikh: Only Solution for Jews is the Sword  “For Jews, we do not have but the sword and by extension we need to hold an all-out war against them and not talk with them,” declared Abu Sara’a. Quoted a few days ago in his sermon  at the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, he declared the following in the same sermon:

He stressed that “Palestine” is holy Islamic land and should not be given up under any circumstances. The solution, said Abu Sara’a, is in the words of the prophet of Islam Muhammad, who said, “Fight them” and did not say that Jews should be negotiated with. In this context he mentioned the tradition quoted by the prophet Muhammad, where a tree and a stone call a Muslim and tell him, “A Jew is hiding behind me, come and kill him.”

What hope is there for peace when that attitude is normal for Palestinian leaders? The Palestinian flag (of a non-nation) is flying all over the Middle East and in pro-Palestinian demonstrations around the world. It is the flag of genocide. Does Israel promote genocide of the Palestinians? No, except in the fantasy of propaganda. As is often repeated… “If the Arabs laid down their weapons there would be peace, but if Israel laid down her weapons Israel would cease to exist.” That defines “an existential threat.”

Israel’s hope is only in Yehovah God.

“And I will show wonders in the heavens and in the earth: ​​Blood and fire and pillars of smoke. ​​The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the coming of the great and awesome day of Yehovah. and it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of  Yehovah shall be saved. ​​For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as Yehovah has said, among the remnant whom Yehovah calls.  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 2:30-32 & 3:1-2

Pray for the coming of Messiah Jesus, the real peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

(As is my custom, I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. 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.)





No Big Deal

31 10 2013

Dry Bones No Big Deal D10801_3Here is another great cartoon commentary from Israel. It is so true. And yes, rockets are falling again. Things are heating up.

Breaking News: Today, five Israeli soldiers were attacked and injured by Hamas terrorists, while trying to destroy a major tunnel from Gaza into Israel. It was a mile and a half long and ended near an Israeli village. It was sixty feet deep at one point (details here).

Breaking news: Israel has bombed two more Syrian missile sites yesterday and today. As usual, Israel does not confirm that they did it. However, also as usual, the White House can be counted on to “leak” that Israel did it. Israel Furious with White House.

And David went out to meet them, and answered and said to them, “If you have come peaceably to me to help me, my heart will be united with you; but if to betray me to my enemies, since there is no wrong in my hands, may the God of our fathers look and bring judgment.” I Chronicles 12:17

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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.)




The “New Pharaoh” Principle

2 01 2013
Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara host rabbis and scholars at their home for a Bible study session in October (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash90)

Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara host rabbis and scholars at their home for a Bible study session in October (photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem/Flash90)

Now there arose a new king over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. Exodus 1:8

During Israel’s 400 years in Egypt they transitioned from great favor under Joseph as Pharaoh’s second in command. Eventually their expanding population threatened a new Pharaoh and he made them slaves. This is a prophetic picture of modern Israel’s circumstances. I call it the “New Pharaoh” principle.

Prime Minister Netanyahu quoted this text on New Year’s Day during his weekly Bible study. It came up in the regular Torah portion Bible reading for Jews everywhere. I was impressed with his insight into the prophetic application. He saw the threat from Egypt’s Morsi who replaced Mubarak; and he applied it also to the Hamas threat over the West Bank.

In this week’s Torah portion it is written, “Now there arose a new king over Egypt who knew not Joseph.” That’s also happening today,” he said from his Jerusalem residence, referring to the Islamist president, Mohammed Morsi, who replaced Hosni Mubarak as Egypt’s leader last year. Everyone knows that Hamas could take over the Palestinian Authority. Benjamin Netanyahu 1-1-13

It is so wonderful to hear a head of state not merely use Scripture for image, but as the support for his political position. Hamas really is a threat to take over the Palestinian “state” in the West Bank. The Prime Minister continued:

As opposed to the voices that I have heard recently urging me to run forward, make concessions, withdraw [from the West Bank], I think that the diplomatic process must be managed responsibly and sagaciously and not in undue haste. Otherwise a third base for Iranian terrorism will arise here, in the heart of the country. Peace can be achieved only when security is assured. (ibid)

This principle has applied several times already in the so-called peace process. When Israel withdrew from Lebanon, Hezbollah took over control. When Israel withdrew from Gaza, the Palestinian Authority was soon overthrown by Hamas. The same scenario has now played out in Egypt. and is certain to result in Syria and even Jordan before we are through.

Application of Israeli SovereigntyTherefore, Netanyahu is wise to consider possible future changes when “negotiating” with Abbas. The corrupt PA will be replaced by Hamas in a short time. There is a growing move in Israel to simply annex Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). A Jerusalem conference is considering this concept this week.

Please keep the “New Pharaoh” principle in mind as you pray for Israel and real peace for Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Will Israel Stand Alone?

27 12 2012

Dry Bones Prophecy D12C23_3Monday, I explained that the enemies of Israel in reality hate God. They can’t reach Heaven so they attack His Chosen Ones. There is a primary evil spirit loose on the earth of satan himself, who would overthrow the God of Heaven. This anti-Christ anti-Messiah spirit takes form as anti-Jew, anti-Israel, anti-Semitic and anti-life. It is the same violent principality that was judged by Yehovah in the great flood of Noah’s day. The Hebrew word for violence in the flood account is “hamas“. Used many times in the Bible, it is no coincidence that the rulers of Gaza chose that name. Yet, the spirit of hamas indwells all of Israel’s enemies.

The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. So God looked upon the earth, and indeed it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted their way on the earth. And God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me, for the earth is filled with violence through them; and behold, I will destroy them with the earth. Genesis 6:11-13

Here an example list (links) of this spirit increasingly breaking out in many places recently.

If you have a little extra time over the weekend, please click these links. Remember, this is just the tip of the iceberg. Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





40,000 Deaths Don’t Count?

19 11 2012

One cartoon is worth 1,000 lies

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

(My custom to use the name of the God of Israel, Yehovah has been explained in my previous blog. The reason I do not spell out the name of the pagan god of Islam is taken from five Scriptures. The first is:
And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth. Exodus 23:13)

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90 Gaza Rockets in 24 Hours

27 10 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





120 Invisible Rockets

21 06 2012

If you have to explain the punchline of a joke, it probably isn’t funny. That is Israel’s second problem when they are attacked with 120+ rockets in three days. The first problem is that the Western media did not cover it. I watched several major news channels in the US over the three days with not even the slightest report. This is how 120 rockets in three days become invisible.

But back to the second problem for Israel. When three days go by without proper news coverage, it is easy to blur the cause of the outbreak. That is where my analogy of needing to explain a joke applies. Hamas is able to claim that Israel is the aggressor simply because there is no timeline established. This week’s attacks started with a terrorist attack over the border from Egypt’s Sinai into Israel that killed one worker in Israel. Only then did Israel defend itself by a counter attack into Gaza. Without proper press coverage, Hamas makes claims that Israel started it, forcing Israel into “explaining the punchline”.

Then, the international media has a field day reporting Israel’s action without context. Now Israel again has to “explain the punchline”. Reuters offers a classic example of my point. After virtually no coverage in the two previous days, they finally have this headline and story on Wednesday: “Israel Kills 2 Gazans as fighting enters third day”. The story tells of Israel killing them as they are riding a motorcycle, as if they were just out for a drive. You have to keep reading five paragraphs into the story to hear that they were the ones who killed the Israeli worker on Monday. The story says 20 rockets were fired on Wednesday when the actual number was 70. They fail to mention the total of 120+ rockets since Monday’s incident provoked Israel’s defensive response, as reported by The Times of Israel site. Here is another example from Reuters (Thanks to Elder of Ziyon)

Another example comes from the BBC, reported in the Israel Hayom news site.

BBC: Hamas admits Gaza child was killed by Palestinian rocket Palestinians first blame Tuesday’s death on Israel Air Force strike, but a Hamas official later attributes incident to Palestinian rocket fire • Despite this credible report, Chinese and French media report child died in “mysterious” blast.

A Hamas official has admitted to the BBC that a Gaza child killed on Tuesday died as a result of Palestinian rocket fire, and not from an Israeli strike. While this is not the first time Gazans have been killed by misfired Palestinian munitions, the admission, made to BBC Gaza and West Bank Correspondent Jon Donnison, is unusual in its rarity.

Please click here to see the official graph of rocket attacks from Gaza since the Israeli withdrawal from Gaza in 2005. Since Israel withdrew from the Gaza Strip in 2005, terrorists have fired over 8,000 rockets into Israel. Over one million Israelis are currently under threat of rocket attacks. The graph is from the IDF site.

Yehovah lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. It is God who avenges me, and subdues the peoples under me; He delivers me from my enemies. You also lift me up above those who rise against me; You have delivered me from the violent man. Therefore I will give thanks to You, O Yehovah, among the Gentiles, and sing praises to Your name. Great deliverance He gives to His king, and shows mercy to His anointed, to David and his descendants forevermore. Psalm 18:46-50

Let us pray this Psalm for Israel’s deliverance in the name the God of Israel, Yehovah, and in the powerful name of Jesus, His Son; Yeshua ben Yehovah!

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Egyptians Against Egyptians 2.0

20 06 2012

Newsflash: 80 Rockets Fall on Israel in last two days – Hamas unleashed by Muslim Brotherhood Egyptian victory (my comments later this week)

Chaos is engulfing Egypt following the presidential election won by Mohammed Morsi, the Muslim Brotherhood candidate. Although the military candidate, Shafiq, also claims victory most reports agree that Morsi won. Last week the courts disbanded the new MB dominated parliament which was confirmed Sunday by the military leaders. Some called the actions a military coup by the military. No matter who is officially declared the winner tomorrow, the other side will likely riot in the streets. We truly have reached the prophesied point of God’s Isaiah 19 actions.

The burden against Egypt. Behold, Yehovah rides on a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt; the idols of Egypt will totter at His presence, and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. “I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; everyone will fight against his brother,  and everyone against his neighbor, city against city, kingdom against kingdom.the spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; I will destroy their counsel,  and they will consult the idols and the charmers, the mediums and the sorcerers. and the Egyptians I will give into the hand of a cruel master, and a fierce king will rule over them,” Says the Lord, Yehovah of hosts.The waters will fail from the sea, and the river will be wasted and dried up. Isaiah 19:1-5

We know that the end of the chapter is redemptive, with Egypt joining Israel (after the Psalm 83 War), but before then will be civil war. Here are (linked) quotes from my previous commentary on Egypt outlining a timeline on how we reached this point.

January 15, 2011Lebanon and Tunisia Fall

The dominoes are falling. Can Jordan and Egypt be far behind? Even Saudi Arabia is not immune. The inmates are taking over the asylum. Hezbollah rules Lebanon. Hamas rules Gaza and is poised to take over the failed West Bank Palestinian Authority . Egypt is terrified of the Muslim Brotherhood. Turkey, Iran and Syria are rising to control all of Islam. They are willing to sacrifice the Arab Muslims for the advance of Islam.

February 1, 2011  – The Heart of Egypt Will Melt with Fear

Egypt has entered meltdown. It cannot be reversed. There are certain prophetic events which when once started will follow through to their inevitable end. Jesus spoke of the events in play at His Second Coming as similar to the birth pangs of childbirth. They have begun all over the earth, but especially in the Middle East. Only two weeks ago I wrote of dominoes falling. Little did I know in my intellect what was about to break out in Egypt. It is always about hatred of God at the bottom line. It will come back against Israel. Satan needs Egypt in his big Psalm 83 push against Israel. Their peace treaty must be broken to prepare for the destined Psalm 83 war. Yet the plans of man and devil will melt away before the presence of Yehovah.

February 19, 2011The Muslim Caliphate and The Psalm 83 War: The Domino Theory Ends Here

We are now seeing the dominoes falling at a dizzying pace. Where will it lead? Where will it stop? The final result will be the resurrection of the Islamic Caliphate. The entire Islamic Empire will be revived from Indonesia to Morocco, and from Turkey and the “stans” to the Sudan and Somalia. This will transpire in just a few years.

Radical Islam is above all else a spiritual movement. By this I mean that it is a political ideology on steroids. If Communism was not godless it may have conquered the world. Ideas are not enough. But ideas with fanatical allegiance to an apocalyptic deity will indeed threaten the entire world.

July 3, 2011Radicals Rising Leads to Sunset Over Cairo

Entire generations of young Muslims have been taught from pre-school to hate and kill Jews and Christians. That is when they were radicalized, not between weeks four and five of the Egyptian revolution (or fill in any other Muslim revolt). Koranic basic doctrine teaches that chaos and destruction are the means of overthrowing the infidels or as in Egypt’s case, the apostate Westernized Muslim states. The fundamental Islamic prophecy of the last days requires chaos and destruction to usher in the final Caliph and conquest of the whole world.

May 18, 2011Democracy Egyptian Style (Dry Bones Cartoon)

May 29, 2012Egypt Descends

Three weeks from now Egypt will elect the Muslim Brotherhood candidate for President. This completes the descent of Egypt from a functional member of the international community of nations to a pariah nation lined up for the Biblical prophecy fulfillment of Psalm 83. They will participate in that regional war in which Israel expands from the river of Egypt (the Nile) to the great river Euphrates in northeastern Syria.

The above quotations are from my Elisha Vision Commentary over the last 18 months. How amazing to see it all coming together just as God revealed it in Scripture.

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Lovers of Death

9 06 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOVE LIFE!

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Global March on Jerusalem

29 03 2012

Ok, so all the news from Israel is about the Global March to Jerusalem. Prayer vigils were held in the Holy City tonight for the onslaught expected tomorrow, March 30. There are calls from Hamas, Hezbollah, the PLO, most Arab countries, most Muslim countries and many more sympathetic countries and groups around the world. They are calling for one million people to simple walk across the Israel borders, all the way to Jerusalem. About 1500 are even staging a fly in flotilla. What could possibly go wrong? This has been planned for months as in the graphic (seen here) of a poster that is all over the Arabic speaking world.

Some of those are calling for non-violence, but some are for violence. Attempted last year, it ended in a fizzle. We are praying the same happens this time. Israel has made extensive preparations to minimize trouble, but will it be enough? The same old accusations are the basis of the march, which can be reduced to the desire to see Israel disappear.

In a case of interesting timing, this week the Obama Administration refused to call Jerusalem, Israel’s Capital. Was is co-incidental timing or subtle encouragement to the marchers?

How does this fit into prophecy? Surprise, surprise! It comes right out of Psalm 83, both the “tumult” and “that the name of Israel be remembered no more.” But, don’t forget, that the hatred is against Yehovah. They can’t get to God, so they attack the apple of His eye. If you want to know how to pray, then just open up your Bible to Psalm 83 and pray that Psalm! We normally read for devotion, or doctrine, or information; but the best way to read the Scriptures is as an intercessor. Pray for the exact outcome that God has already declared. What a concept!

Prayer to Frustrate Conspiracy Against Israel
Psalm 83 – A Song. A Psalm of Asaph.
Do not keep silent, O God!
Do not hold Your peace,
And do not be still, O God!
For behold, Your enemies make a tumult;
And those who hate You have lifted up their head.
They have taken crafty counsel against Your people,
And consulted together against Your sheltered ones.
They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation,
That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”
 
For they have consulted together with one consent;
They form a confederacy against You:
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Israeli Spring

17 03 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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The Right to be a Human Shield

19 01 2012

Look closely at this cartoon by Dana Summers of the Orlando Sentinel. Notice the terrorist hiding under the burka of the woman. This is an accurate caricature of the actual policy of Hamas in Gaza as well as Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. You can also see it throughout the Muslim world from Egypt to Iran and Pakistan. Muslim terrorists take human shields to a whole new level. There have even been multiple instances of men homicide bombers dressing in burkas to get through checkpoints.

In this country, we worry that gasoline may reach five dollars a gallon. In Muslim lands under Sharia Law, people fear for their lives. Women have virtually no rights or freedoms. My commentary today titled: The Right to be a Human Shield, is because I want to highlight the plight of women in those countries. A second point cries out, however. Where are the feminists speaking out about this women’s rights issue? Liberals and this Administration attack Israel for building houses in their capital city, but are silent about life and death women’s issues in Hamas ruled Gaza and other Muslim areas.

God speaks clearly His judgment of such wickedness:

And I will come near you for judgment; I will be a swift witness Against sorcerers, Against adulterers, Against perjurers, Against those who exploit wage earners and widows and orphans, And against those who turn away an alien–Because they do not fear Me,” Says Yehovah of hosts. Malachi 3:5

This is such a contrast with the Christian view:

Pure and undefiled religion before God and the Father is this: to visit orphans and widows in their trouble, and to keep oneself unspotted from the world. James 1:27

Pray for the salvation of many in Islam, that they may see Jesus as the Son of God.

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From Tunisia to Jerusalem

19 11 2011

Daily reports are flooding the Internet detailing the rapid expansion of Islamist goals in all areas of the Arab Spring. As the Muslim Brotherhood assumes power in state after state, two clear goals emerge. One is to impose Sharia law on all citizens. Number two is to “liberate” Jerusalem.

Reports from BBC sources in Tunisia tell of an agreement to name Hammadi Jebali as the new Prime Minister of Tunisia. Just last Sunday at a huge stadium rally he publicly declared: “The liberation of Tunisia will, God willing, bring about the liberation of Jerusalem.” Jebali declared that the occasion was “a divine moment in a new state, and in, hopefully, a 6th caliphate,” referring to the historical system of Islamic monarchies. (The video with English subtitles is available at MEMRI here.)

Hamas Speaks in Tunisia Here is the quote from Tunisia Live: Tunisian Islamist party Ennahda invited Houda Naïm, a Hamas member of the Palestinian Legislative Council based in Gaza, to speak at a rally in Sousse, a coastal Tunisian city, this past Sunday. The event marked the first time in known memory a member of Hamas has addressed the Tunisian public.

Both speakers at the rally called for the liberation of Jerusalem. This obsession with Jerusalem brings to mind the clear scriptural promise of the God of Israel. The Bible describes this obsession with Jerusalem as “drunkenness”:

The burden of the word of Yehovah against Israel. Thus says Yehovah, who stretches out the heavens, lays the foundation of the earth, and forms the spirit of man within him: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. Zechariah 12:1-3

Yehovah also will roar from Zion, And utter His voice from Jerusalem; The heavens and earth will shake; But Yehovah will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. Joel 3:16

And it shall come to pass that whoever calls on the name of Yehovah shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be deliverance, as Yehovah has said, among the remnant whom Yehovah calls. Joel 2:32

It is happening so fast! Please continue to watch and pray for the shalom of Jerusalem that only comes from the Prince of Shalom, Jesus Messiah of Israel.

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Sewer Pipe Propaganda

18 10 2011

An INMTU Moment #1 (An “I’m Not Making This Up” Moment)

Every once in a while a story surfaces which defies truth & logic. It is so ridiculous that if someone just made it up, nobody would believe it. Yet, here it is in real life. Therefore, I have decided to occasionally record these moments for the historical archives. I have featured a few in the past, but today I begin keeping official count. So here goes number one. Notice both the headline and the lead line.

Sewage Floods Gaza CitySewage from burst lines pours into homes on Friday, as the city awaits a flood of freed terrorists. Israel blamed.

Israel blamed? INMTU! Are they kidding? No, it is a legitimate story at Israel National News from two days ago. (10-16-11 Arutz Sheva) I confess that it is a little tacky to talk about, but there is more here than meets the eye. The timing is interesting. The story makes the following symbolic connection: Faulty sewage lines burst and poured into homes on Friday. Perhaps symbolically, the deluge took place as the city prepared to welcome a flood of murderous terrorists being released by Israel. The link takes you to their story detailing the terrorist murders committed by some of the 1,027 freed terrorists in the swap for one 24-year-old Israeli (Gilad Shalit) held by Hamas in Gaza for over five years. I happen to agree that the timing is more than coincidence.

The Gazans, as you would expect, beg to differ. They claim the sewer system in Gaza City is deteriorating because Israel blocks materials from entering Gaza. This despite the truth as revealed here in the recent summary of thousand of truckloads entering Gaza from Israel with humanitarian aid. So, the propaganda war of information continues. Claims and counter claims. Yet, the truth always comes out.

What is the truth behind this story? Here is a quote from a 2007 report that explains why Gaza City may have sewer problems. Israeli authorities have charged that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is digging up sewage pipes in the Gaza area so that the pipes can be used for Kassam rockets. INN Who would have guessed the real reason for broken sewer systems? So now you know the background that explains Israel’s concerns even about something so mundane as sewer pipes.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Proverbs 8:7

He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. Proverbs 12:17

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding. Proverbs 23:23

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved.     2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

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Last Jew Out of Gaza

14 10 2011

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hamas sets the value of one Israeli





Sinai Game Changer

27 08 2011

After the attack on south Israel near Eilat last weekend it’s a new ball game. Eight Israelis were killed in the terrorist attack plus most of the attackers. Reports vary on the loyalty of the attackers either Al-Qaeda Egypt, or Gaza rooted sub groups under Hamas.  It is a definite game changer, either way. Israel has enjoyed peace on its long border with Egypt for decades. View that in your review mirror, it’s history.

The Egyptian revolution was devastating for their economy, killing tourism, and thrusting the nation into chaos and potential famine. Add to that the rise and expected victory of the Muslim Brotherhood in the September elections, and you have more than the provisional military government can handle. Egypt is also very concerned about an Al-Qaeda sabotage of the Suez Canal. Policing the Sinai is a pretty low priority for the military government. Therefore, the Sinai is turning into no man’s land, a bit like our own wild west on steroids, only with a demonic agenda to destroy Israel.

Great irony followed the terrorist attack on Eilat. Israel was the victim of an unprovoked terror assult resulting in a major forced concession that now allows Egypt to station troops in the eastern border. In the fog of the attack several Egyptian security personnel were killed, leading to a demand from Egypt for more troops on their side of the border. This is a clear violation of the peace treaty, but Israel has already conceded under pressure from the US Administration because of Egypt’s threat to break it.

This means that Gaza terror groups will now have free rein in the Sinai along with Al-Qaeda. It is another step closer to the next war with Israel. Syria is on the brink, and even Jordan continues to slide into position for the inevitable Psalm 83 confederacy. Stay tuned. It is happening so fast. This week Israel narrowly avoided a war in Gaza when Hamas backed down.

Beyond politics, what does the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob have planned for the great desert wasteland of the Sinai? Consider what the Bible says about the final conditions when Israel returns in the favor of Yehovah:

The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; The lame will leap like a deer, and those who cannot speak will sing for joy! Springs will gush forth in the wilderness, and streams will water the wasteland. The parched ground will become a pool, and springs of water will satisfy the thirsty land. Marsh grass and reeds and rushes will flourish where desert jackals once lived. Isaiah 35: 1, 6-7 NLT.

Ask Yehovah for rain In the time of the latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1

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Syria Getting Serious

15 06 2011

Israel E-Card Volume 5 Issue 12

Topic #1   US POISED TO STRIKE SYRIA

Monday, June 13, the US deployed the USS Bataan amphibian air carrier strike vessel opposite Syria’s Mediterranean coast with 2,000 marines, 6 war planes, 15 attack helicopters, including new V-22 Ospreys, and 27 choppers for landing forces aboard. (DEBKAfile at Debka.com).

The Syria front is heating up. Assad is killing his own citizens and reports of inhuman beatings and rape are emerging. He may be the next deposed dictator, but likely to be followed by Muslim fundamentalists. Iran has direct involvement and the stakes are high for them to control both Syria and Lebanon as Iran tightens the noose around Israel. In the South, Gaza is ruled by another Iranian proxy, Hamas, while Egypt is breaking toward Iran as well.

Lebanon is now under the complete control of Hezbollah with the appointment of the new cabinet which it dominates. All of this portends a very serious summer perhaps leading to the Psalm 83 War scenario. Be forewarned.

Topic #2  Swords Before Plowshares

Proclaim this among the nations: “Prepare for war! Wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near, let them come up. Beat your plowshares into swords And your pruning hooks into spears (Joel 3:9-10).

We love to quote Joel 2 about the pouring out of the Holy Spirit. That will “preach,” as they say. But not too many people want to go to church and pay their tithes and offerings to hear the hard words of what is really coming. We long for the day when the swords will be beaten into plowshares (Isaiah 2:4). However, Jesus clearly prophesied wars first. We pray for peace but prepare for war.

So we see that the sword comes first, being made from material that has a peaceful purpose. The order is set. Plows melted into swords, followed later by weapons of war melted down for plows. May that day come soon. Pray, pray, pray!

Assemble and come, all you nations, and gather together all around. Cause Your mighty ones to go down there, O Yehovah. Let the nations be wakened, and come up to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; for there I will sit to judge all the surrounding nations. Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Come, go down; for the winepress is full, the vats overflow—for their wickedness is great.” Multitudes, multitudes in the valley of decision! For the day of Yehovah is near in the valley of decision (Joel 3:9-14).

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May 15 March on Israel

7 05 2011

                  One week from now Israel faces a potential calamity. Arabic and English internet sites are buzzing with threats and chatter calling for millions of Muslims to march into Israel in a human wave. Western media have not given much mention, but this march could explode into a full-scale war.

Psalm 83 has been well documented here, and this event could be the trigger. Given the so-called “Arab Spring” demonstrations in multiple countries, Palestinians prepare to seize the moment for their own uprising. The Arabic term for uprising is “intifada”. These internet sites are calling for a third intifada. However, Israel, under Netanyahu, will not be passive this time. Pray wisdom for Israel’s leaders to seek Divine guidance for the crisis. The Psalm 83 War will be won by Israel, but not without Yehovah’s supernatural help.

A catalyst for Palestinians, the recent agreement between Hamas and the Palestinian Authority,violates the PA’s previous agreements with Israel. Israel responded by holding back tax funds from the PA. However, in a blatantly counterproductive move, the EU is sending 85 million Euros to the rescue of the Palestinians. The contradiction here is vivid to close observers. The EU is part of the Quartet, which is four entities working to impose a “peace treaty” on Israel. They are the United States, the United Nations, Russia and the European Union.

The Quartet has declared numerous times that Hamas is a terrorist group that must do three things for acceptance as a peace partner with the PA. 1. Accept Israel’s right to exist. 2. Renounce violence (which is impossible since their name is an acronym which means “violence” in Hebrew). 3. Agree to the previous agreements between the Palestinian Authority and Israel. Hamas flatly rejects all three stipulations. The opposite is the case; the PA has joined with Hamas via their “Unity” pact.

Israel can in no way make peace with those whose charter demands Israel’s annihilation. Therefore, this rising “Arab Spring” movement will detonate the worst impulses in Israel’s enemies. We have seen this coming for several years. What will be the event that lights the fuse? Another flash point is the PA’s announced intent to unilaterally declare statehood in September. It may not happen next week, but the fuse is ready to burn.

Finally, it is in this context that Prime Minister Netanyahu meets President Obama in DC on May 20. He will also speak to a joint session of the US Congress on May 23 or 24. Prophetic events are piling on top of one another at a dizzying pace. Fasten your seat belt for a wild ride this month. Or better yet, spend some serious time in your prayer closet.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)

O God, do not be silent! Do not be deaf. Do not be quiet, O God. Don’t you hear the uproar of your enemies? Don’t you see that your arrogant enemies are rising up? They devise crafty schemes against your people; they conspire against your precious ones. “Come,”they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.” Yes, this was their unanimous decision. They signed a treaty as allies against you. Psalm 83:1-5 NLT.                                                           





Hidden by the Hijab (Veil)

15 04 2011

Israel E-Card Volume 5 Issue 8

Topic #1  Hijab: The Gitmo of Muslim Women

There is something very hidden by the Islamic hijab covering of Muslim women. It is only hypocrisy to claim it is a pious modesty chosen by the free will of the woman. While there certainly are outspoken naïve Western converts who do indeed appreciate the modesty aspect, they are only useful idiots. The real sinister meaning is hidden behind the veil.

The radical Islamic culture dominated by men keeps half of their societies in virtual slavery. Their women are more imprisoned than the handful of terrorists housed at Guantanamo Bay. The dirty secret seems to be ignored by the West. Ataturk of Turkey banned the veil in 1924 at the fall of the last Caliph. He understood the danger. The legalization again in Turkey opens the door for complete domination of the radicals. How is this connected? The radicals simply require their own women to wear it, then single out friends who refuse, for persecution. They threaten and intimidate with beatings and even murder until more and more women wear it. Finally, they make it law that all women must be covered. It is a first step in establishing Sharia Law.

This has been a hot topic in Canada for years and was defeated by Muslim women appealing to Canadian Parliament. France is now facing the same issue. Inform yourself. Praise God for the Judeo/Christian foundation of equal liberty for women. Pray for eyes to see and ears to hear.

Topic #2  Meanwhile at the Center of the Planet

All told, since January 1, terrorists in Gaza have fired 269 rockets, mortars and shells at Jewish towns and villages in the South. That comes out to nearly three projectiles per day, every day, since the start of 2011. This week Gaza al-Qaida kidnapped an Italian journalist, then tortured and killed him while demanding that Hamas release an al-Qaida leader. Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum: “goal of this depraved band of outlaws was to spread chaos and anarchy in the Gaza Strip.” They then all blamed Israel. You can’t make this stuff up.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (READ MORE)

Yehovah is in His holy temple, Yehovah’s throne is in heaven; ​​His eyes behold, ​​His eyelids test the sons of men. Yehovah tests the righteous, ​​But the wicked and the one who loves violence His soul hates. ​​Upon the wicked He will rain coals; ​​Fire and brimstone and a burning wind ​​Shall be the portion of their cup. ​​​For Yehovah is righteous, ​​He loves righteousness; ​​His countenance beholds the upright. Psalm 11:4-7





Hamas Blasts School Bus, Declares Ceasefire

7 04 2011

When you were a little kid, you punched your friend and then said: “Truce, no hitting back.” I remember that anyway. We call that juvenile or childish humor. But what is happening in Israel today is no joke. Hamas has a terror cell planning to kidnap Israelis during Passover (which starts Monday night). Israel attacked the cell a couple days ago killing three. Hamas called it “a crime” and called for the world to condemn Israel.
Today, Hamas shoots an advanced, Russian-made Kornet-type anti-tank missile at a school bus which is the exact target and within eyesight of the terrorists. A sixteen year old student is critically injured and the driver is also injured. Within hours Hamas claims responsibility for the attack and also declares a ceasefire for all parties to commence at 11pm. Are you kidding me? You can’t make this stuff up. Can they be so perverse as to think they can fire missiles at children and then just stop and insist that Israel not hit back? They intentionally target civilians and believe it is their religious duty to kill every Jew eventually. It is stated clearly in their Charter.(What part of obliterate don’t we understand?) Yet, they continue to demand that the world punish Israel. If you wrote a novel with such a storyline no one would find it credible.
Why do the nations rage, ​​And the people plot a vain thing? Psalm 2:1
You may have heard about some Muslim group or other calling for a “day of rage”. It happens a lot in Israel. Lately it has been all the rage, if you will excuse my pun, in places like Egypt, Jordan, Syrian, Libya and half a dozen more countries. (Try Googling day of rage and count the countries.) It is an expanding phenomena that is spinning out of control. So, Psalm 2 clearly sees our day. The nations rage because they hate Israel.
It is a vain thing on two levels. One, it is in vain, because the plot will fail. Second, it is vain in the sense of vanity. The arrogance and self importance of the enemies of Israel is breathtaking in its scope. As we have pointed out many times from Psalm 83, the plotters’ real enemy is God Himself. They can’t get to Him, so they try to kill His people. Remember that this will include Christians just as much as Jews. Israel is the little satan and America is the big one. There is a common saying among the terrorist Muslims: “First the Saturday people, then the Sunday people.”

Open your eyes America; wake up and stand up and speak up!

Oh, and you might want to read the rest of Psalm 2….

The Messiah’s Triumph and Kingdom
Why do the nations rage, ​​And the people plot a vain thing? ​​The kings of the earth set themselves, ​​And the rulers take counsel together, ​​Against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, ​​”Let us break Their bonds in pieces ​​And cast away Their cords from us.” ​​He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; ​​Yehovah shall hold them in derision. ​​Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, ​​And distress them in His deep displeasure: ​​”Yet I have set My King ​​On My holy hill of Zion. I will declare the decree: Yehovah​​ has said to Me, ​’​You are My Son, ​​Today I have begotten You. ​​Ask of Me, and I will give You ​​The nations for Your inheritance, ​​And the ends of the earth for Your possession. ​​You shall break them with a rod of iron; ​​You shall dash them to pieces like a potter’s vessel.’ ​​Now therefore, be wise, O kings; ​​Be instructed, you judges of the earth. ​​Serve Yehovah with fear, ​​And rejoice with trembling. ​​Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, ​​And you perish in the way, ​​When His wrath is kindled but a little. ​​Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)








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