Syria Getting Serious

15 06 2011

Israel E-Card Volume 5 Issue 12


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

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).

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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)

They Murder, We Build

15 03 2011

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 5 Issue 6 March 15, 2011

Topic #1  Five In Israeli Family Murdered In Their Beds

Within 24 hours of the atrocity Israel announced it would build 500 new homes in Judea and Samaria, 100 homes for each of the 5 victims. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu soberly declared: “They murder, we build.”

Lost in the understandable worldwide coverage of the unfolding tragedy in Japan was the terrorist massacre in Israel of five family members. The most barbaric of attacks left a 3 month old infant with her throat slashed, her 5 year old brother stabbed through the heart. Her 11 year old brother and her mother and father also lay brutally butchered in their sleep in their own home, all with their throats slashed. Insane love of violence is erupting from the hearts of wicked men.

Arab residents of Hamas ruled Gaza celebrated with joy by handing out candies in the streets. The Palestinian Authority and world media referred to them not as Israeli’s but as “settlers” the murderers were only “alleged” terrorists

I ask you, what decision was made by an infant to “settle” anywhere? Israel for the first time released pictures of a terrorist attack with the slim hope that the world would wake up to the nature of those who would wipe Israel off the map. Remember that the Hebrew meaning of “hamas” is “violence”. (Read my earlier blog on the same theme.)

Topic #2  Uncanny Timing of Japan Tragedy

One year earlier to the very day, of the 9.1 earthquake and tsunami, Japan made this declaration: “The Government of Japan deplores the decisions of the Government of Israel to give permission for the construction of 1,600 housing units in East Jerusalem in addition to 112 units in West Bank,” (Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs March 11, 2010).

God says those who bless Israel will be blessed and those who curse Israel will be cursed. After Japan “deplores” Israel building houses, many thousands of homes are destroyed in Japan. For the past year, Japan had increased its anti-Israel rhetoric. We should soberly consider the connection..

The foundations of law and order have collapsed. What can the righteous do? But Yehovah is in his holy Temple; Yehovah still rules from heaven. He watches everything closely, examining everyone on earth. Yehovah examines both the righteous and the wicked. He hates everyone who loves violence. He rains down blazing coals on the wicked, punishing them with burning sulfur and scorching winds. For Yehovah is righteous, and he loves justice. Those who do what is right will see his face. Psalm 11:3-5 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists (READ MORE)

Glen Beck video commentary on the murders (Link added 3-16) Must watch!

Middle East Dominoes

16 01 2011

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 5 Issue 2 January 15, 2011

Topic #1  Lebanon 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.

Iraq also, in spite of the efforts of the U.S., is destined to succumb to the Iranian Shiite version of radical Islam with the return of Muqtada al-Sadr to Iraq after four years of exile and training in Iran. Psalm 83 is literally on the horizon.

Psalm 83 lists most of the nations now falling to the radical camp. When the dust settles after this inevitable clash, look for Israel to hold the prophesied Genesis 15:18 borders. This leads us to the climatic Ezekiel 38-39 defeat of attacking Islamic countries not included in the Psalm 83 list.

On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18

Topic #2  The Unhinged Fringe Is Not Our Enemy

The Arizona shooter was evidently not an activist from Left or the Right. It seems he acted out of the torment of insanity. Could such a person be set off by politics? Sure, but he could just as easily flip out over traffic or any other trigger. This event is so over analyzed that the nation has missed the critical events in Lebanon and Tunisia (above) that are changing the balance of power in the Middle East and perhaps the world.

The actual threat is not the occasional lunatic, but the deliberate preplanned attacks coming from radical Islam. The former is completely random and extremely rare. The latter, however, is intentional, organized and flows directly out of a coherent ideological theology, Islam. If only one per cent of Muslims are suicidal radicals it would be 15 million threats. Even one tenth of a per cent would unleash 150,000 suicide bombers on the earth. Our President maintains that we are not at war with Islam and never will be, yet Islam is at war with us. Wake up America! (READ MORE)

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

Gaza Rockets Kindergarten

27 12 2010

Israel Retaliation Equals Aggression

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

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

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

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

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

You Kill, We Build

1 09 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 17 September 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Israeli’s RESTART Building Projects

The Yesha Council, representing all of the Israeli cities and communities in the so-called West Bank (Biblical Judea and Samaria), responded to the Monday terrorist murders of four adults and a baby in the womb by saying: “You Kill, We Build.” This comes four weeks before the end of the building moratorium. The last time I visited Israel we met with some wonderful people who lay their lives on the line for the Zionist dream. 300,000 Israeli’s now call the area home.

It is not primarily a political vision, it is spiritual. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob promised the land to Israel. It is His will. It is the only outcome, no matter what man says or does. I have often proclaimed: “The world has it’s eyes on the West Bank, but God has His eyes on the East Bank.” In the news, you would think the Jordan River is the only river in the world with only one bank. Keep your eyes on the other side of the Jordan. On the same day Yahweh made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18  Stay tuned!

Topic #2  The NO PEACE Talks—Odds Stacked 4-1

For they have healed the hurt of the daughter of My people slightly, Saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ When there is no peace. Jeremiah 8:11 NKJV

There is zero possibility for the peace parley this week in DC to bring actual agreement. The prophetic voice of God is always way ahead of geopolitics. President Obama included Jordan and Egypt in the talks to stack the decks against Israel. Along with Abbas of the Palestinian Authority, when you add in Obama’s bias, the odds are four to one. Imagine every topic going around the table: Israel says no, the others say yes, yes, yes, yes. Israel says yes, the others say no, no, no, no!

They offer superficial treatments for my people’s mortal wound. They give assurances of peace when all is war. Jeremiah 8:11 NLT

These evil prophets deceive my people by saying, `All is peaceful!’ when there is no peace at all! It’s as if the people have built a flimsy wall, and these prophets are trying to hold it together by covering it with whitewash! Ezekiel 13:10 NLT

Wars and Rumors of Wars

15 08 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 16 August 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Is The Sky Falling?

And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:6

There is a tendency for prophecy buffs to want to put all of the last days prophecies into the same short time frame. However, this warning of Jesus informs us that even with wars multiplying the end is not quite at hand. There are multiple events between now and then.

We have predicted the Psalm 83 War to occur this summer, which still seems very possible. Yet, Israel’s closest neighbors are listed in that Psalm, while a completely different group is listed in Ezekiel 38-39. We conclude that these are two separate and distinct wars yet to come. It is sort of like an inner and outer beltline of a city. It looks to me like the first group has ceased to exist and the outer group steps up in Ezekiel. There is another very interesting observation. The inner country group is Arab Muslims, but the outer group is non-Arab Muslims.

Either way, Jesus says don’t be troubled, because the  wars must happen before the end. So, fasten your seat belt as we approach these prophetic crossroads.

Topic #2  Deadline This Week for Israel’s Iran Attack

Former UN Ambassador John Bolton predicted on Fox News Friday that Israel would have to attack Iran by August 21  because Russia’s is about to fire up Iran’s first nuclear reactor. Once the fuel rods are loaded, “it makes it essentially immune from attack by Israel. Because once the rods are in the reactor an attack on the reactor risks spreading radiation in the air, and perhaps into the water of the Persian Gulf.” (Newsmax)

Also looming is the deadline for the peace talks which are doomed to fail on Palestinian preconditions threatening  Israel’s very existence and must therefore always be rejected.

Now as He sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to Him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be? And what will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered and said to them: “Take heed that no one deceives you. “For many will come in My name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and will deceive many. “And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. Matthew 24:3-6

A Rocket A Day

1 08 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 15 August 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Over 400 Rockets SINCE Gaza War

Nearly an average of one rocket has been fired every day since February last year. The Gaza War of January 2009 (called Operation Cast Lead by Israel) was entered into because of more than 7,000 rockets in the previous three years. That barrage was the Hamas answer to Israel withdrawing ten thousand Jewish residents from Gaza in a unilateral concession for peace. It did not work. It never does. Hamas does not want to hurt Israel, it wants to destroy Israel. It says so in their Charter. (By the way, the same clause is still in the Palestinian Authority Charter also, despite Arafat and now Abbas legally agreeing to remove it.)

Please remember that Hamas is an acronym for their Arabic name that conveniently also happens to be the Hebrew word for violence used many times in the Bible. They knew that when they chose Hamas as their name. They are not just people who do violent acts, they are the actual embodiment of the spirit of violence and I do mean it in the demonic spirit sense. Hamas occurs three times in Psalm 140 alone.

Topic #2  Ground Zero Mosque Fiasco

Recently 10,000 people gathered at Ground Zero to protest plans to build an Islamic Center and mosque at the 9/11 site. The basic insensitivity along with the historical pattern of Muslims building mosques at key sites of conquered enemies of Islam should be enough to ban it. However, beyond these and many other obvious proofs of a really, really bad idea, there is one final clincher.

This sign is from the Ground Zero Rally on June 6, 2010. You could insert a church or any other religion’s place of worship. The point is that only Islam is allowed in “pure” Muslim countries. Are we so blind to the

ever increasing evil encroachment of Islam on our shores? Wake up America!

DELIVER me O Yahweh from evil men; Preserve me from hamas men Who plan evil things in their hearts; They continually gather together for war. They sharpen their tongues like a serpent; The poison of asps is under their lips. Selah

Keep me O Yahweh from the hands of the wicked; Preserve me from hamas men Who have purposed to make my steps stumble. The proud have hidden a snare for me and cords; They have spread a net by the wayside; They have set traps for me. Selah

Let not a slanderer be established in the earth; Let evil hunt the hamas man to overthrow him. Psalm 140:1-5, 11

Friends Don’t Demand

1 05 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 9 May 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Obama Demands Israeli Concessions

Israel and America have been friends for 62 years and today we demand Israel fall in line with the Obama agenda. This is not right. Here’s his list before negotiations:

1. Israel scale back security checkpoints to the level during the intifada when suicide bombers freely entered.

2. Israel release 2,000 Palestinian prisoners.

3. Israel allow material into Gaza which will then be used for bombs.

4. Israel turn over entire cities to the Palestinian Authority.

5. Israel give a part of Jerusalem (Abu Dis) to the PA.

Here is the Obama list of demands for Palestinians:

1.   Show up.





These demands on Israel are called “confidence building measures”, to convince Palestinians that Israel is serious about wanting peace. Would somebody explain why the total destruction of Israel as a state is still in the Palestinian Charter? For the record, it is also in the stated purpose of Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and other “neighbors”.

Topic #2  E-Card Delay

Please accept my apology for the delay of this issue. I had a software glitch. We had a wonderful New England ministry trip and are now catching up on “home” work. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

“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 12:2-3

The Obama Intifada

1 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 7 April 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Making Mountains Out of Molehills

The ridiculous international incident concocted by President Obama over legal building permits in Jerusalem, is well documented. The result is a new Palestinian uprising or intifada that some are calling the Obama Intifada, assigning the blame on him as the instigator.

The descendants of Ishmael currently occupy at least 800 times more land than descendants of Isaac. The 21 states of the Arab League routinely announce plans of building expansion. In Saudi Arabia alone, 555,000 housing units were built over the past several years. Ruth R. Wisse.

All nations ruled by Islam are, by definition, apartheid. All non-Muslims are segregated as second class citizens.  Freedom of religion and speech is outlawed by Sharia law. Israel represents the antithesis of apartheid. James M. Hutchens-both quotes from: The Jerusalem Connection.

Topic #2  $12 Billion to PA—Where Did It Go?

Dr. Ghania Malhis, chair of the Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah, addressed the UN’s Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinians last week. She estimated foreign countries had donated a total of $12 billion to the PA since 1995. That figure did not include billions of dollars in aid provided by international aid groups such as UNRWA.  Aid to the PA is increasing steadily.  It received an average of one billion dollars a year between 2001 and 2005, $1.5 billion in 2007, $1.8 billion in 2009, and an estimated $2 billion is anticipated in 2010.  And yet, Malhis said, after such enormous sums, the GDP is 13% lower than it was in 1999, and GDP per capita is down by 30%.  “The Palestinian Authority has failed to address allegations of misuse of funds, power and mismanagement as well as a lack of accountability and transparency,” (INN) The leech has two daughters.  ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. Proverbs 30:15 (JNN News).

They will call Jerusalem The Throne of Yahweh and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of Yahweh” … “Yahweh

Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will pass over it and will rescue it.” … “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy. Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 31:5; Ps. 137:5-6

Hebron Clashes on Hallowed Ground

26 02 2010

When Did the West Bank Stop Being “Disputed Territory”?

Protests and escalating violence mark the Muslim response to Israeli PM Netanyahu nominating, for national heritage honors, two sites in ancient Judah (now called the West Bank by the world).

The national heritage sites registry designation is only a formality. Hebron has always been on “the list” of Jewish hallowed ground as the tomb of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the very founders of Judaism.

Since the United Nations voted to allow the Israeli State to be established in 1948, the Arabs have disputed Israel’s right to exist. The UN designated ALL of the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean as Israel.

After several major wars between the parties, the land remains in dispute. In spite of all the peace talks, nothing has actually been legally decided. Yet, most world governments and media consider it a fait accompli that a Palestinian state will be carved out of this UN authorized Israeli land area. They behave as if the dispute is over, but Israel and Christian Zionists beg to differ.

Myopic historians neglect to remind us that the 1948 borders were the result of the first two state solution. The original British Mandate of 1917 was to give Israel three times the land area they eventually received. The Kingdom of Jordan was created to award the Arabs 78% of the original Mandate. This was intended to placate the Arabs who had conducted two intifadas before World War II.

Now, emboldened by the rise of Islam, the Palestinian Muslims demand another two state solution to divide Israel again. All subterfuge is gone. It is not about creating yet another Arab state, it is to eliminate Israel’s existence. Ignoring the irrelevant “Muslim silent majority”, those with the guns and missiles and power publicly call for Israel to be destroyed. This includes Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and others of Israel’s neighbors.

However, far above all the political bickering, there is a God in Heaven, named Yahweh, who calls the area His land, and He has a very clear position on this “disputed territory. His declaration is recorded by the Bible prophet Joel:

I will also gather all nations, And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; And I will enter into judgment with them there On account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. (Joel 3:2)

Les Lawrence

A Gathering Storm From Iran

17 02 2010

Israel seems destined to face a regional war this summer. Iran accuses Israel of preparing for a summer war, yet all signs point to Iran furiously building up its supply of arms to Hamas, Hezbollah and Syria. With Syria transferring military arms to Lebanon, the plot thickens. Charges and counter charges as well as denials by all parties fill the airwaves. The story is even gaining traction in the American press that has been preoccupied with the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Russia is in the picture with its sale of S-300 missiles to Iran.

Some prophecy buffs are talking of Armageddon, but this is not it. Psalm 83 describes a smaller regional war with Israel that precedes the epic final battles of the Apocalypse. My new book, Generation LAST, details the basis for this claim. The Second Lebanon War of 2006 was just the first salvo of this summer’s war.

The list of ancient nations in Psalm 83 is notable for the absence of Egypt. Both Jordan and Egypt have peace treaties with Israel. However, Jordan is in the list of those attacking and therefore the monarchy will probably fall to radical Palestinians who make up some 70% of Jordan’s population. A war of precisely these countries has not happened in history which points to future fulfillment.

Their goal is nothing less than the annihilation of Israel to the extent that the name of Israel is blotted out of human history. As ridiculous as this may sound, it is exactly prophesied in this text: “Come,” they say, “let us wipe out Israel as a nation. We will destroy the very memory of its existence.” Psalm 83:4 NLT.

Three non-negotiables that threaten Israel are:

1. Israel’s very existence.

2. The existence of Jerusalem as Israel’s undivided capital.

3. Israel’s sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will not compromise on any of the three. Therefore since Israel’s neighbors will not compromise either, war is inevitable. I am speaking of the most likely scenario, but the picture could change drastically if Israel chooses to go at the head of the terrorist snake and attack Iran’s nuclear reactors.

The nations of the world are lining up in opposition to Israel at an alarming rate. The seismic plates are shifting in the Middle East and no peace plan can touch the spiritual dimensions of the coming earthquake. God has the final word and He gave it to us in Psalm 83.

Christian Graves “Pollute the Earth” in Gaza

15 12 2009

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 3 Issue 24  December 15, 2009

Topic # 1   Christian Graves “Pollute the Earth” in Gaza

Modern Western Christians live in a state of denial regarding certain uncomfortable facts in the real world. Here is another example of radical Islam failing as “the religion of peace and tolerance.” Consider the following quote.

Hamas digs up the bodies of Christians from Christian burial sites in the Gaza Strip claiming that they pollute the earth,” said Majed El Shafie, President of One Free World International, a human rights organization. Every three minutes a Christian is being tortured in the Muslim world, and in 2009 more than 165,000 Christians will have been killed because of their faith, most of them in Muslim countries.     (Matthew Wagner, December 12, 2009) Link to full article. Also, here is a link to video interview of Shafie.

It is time for Christians to count the cost of following Jesus. I pray it never comes to America, but there is no doubt where we stand. In the meantime: Remember those in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering.” Hebrews 13:3

Topic #2  The Psalm 83 War: Coming Soon

Iran and Syria signed a mutual defense agreement on Sunday. This is an important step in the run up to the war prophesied in Psalm 83. Syria’s proxy, Hezbollah now effectively controls the military of Lebanon including all the arms supplied to the Lebanese Army by the US, according to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu. Jordan will soon be controlled by militant Palestinians loyal to Hamas. The net is tightening around Israel. I have been saying for several months to expect Israel to attack Iran’s nuclear facilities in December or January, and I still see it that way. But, whenever it comes, it will surely lead to a regional war. Pray for mercy all around.

(Please note that this Psalm is to God about His people.) 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

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