Asylum for Iran in Venezuela + Big Bucks?

21 02 2023


Iran is arranging sanctuary for the regime’s leaders and even transferring billions to Venezuelan banks. While I am ministering in Florida, you may like to consider two stories about Iran that have not made headline news reports, yet. The “scarf revolution” is going strong after five months and the Ayatollah and the Mullahs are preparing for exile.

Exclusive: Iranian Regime Eying Venezuela As Sanctuary For Leaders Dead worried about their fate in case of a revolution in Iran, the Islamic Republic’s officials have started looking for safe havens, especially Venezuela, their close ally. Western diplomatic sources told Iran International that the Islamic Republic has started negotiations with its Venezuelan allies to ensure they’d offer asylum to regime officials and their families should the situation worsen, and the possibility of a regime change increases.

Iran’s supreme leader sent $4b. to son’s account in Venezuela – report – The money was reportedly transferred by the regime of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei to his son Mojtaba, who many anticipate will succeed his father.

This agrees with prophecy we have studied for the last few years. Iran is certainly part of the Gog and Magog coalition of Ezekiel 38, but it is not time for that invasion which clearly occurs only when Israel takes down their walls and dwells in security with no fear of invasion. Notice these particular verses:

“After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely.”  Ezekiel 38:8

“You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’—”  Ezekiel 38:11

Therefore, I expect a time of unprecedented peace for Israel to emerge, although it will obviously take awhile. The Abraham Accords are part of the pathway to that period of peace, especially after Saudi Arabia joins. I also expect a great salvation among the Arabs as they accept that Yeshua is the Messiah. This directly leads to a total change from hating Israel to seeing their place in Yehovah’s plan. Arabs who leave Islam will become Christian Zionists. Watch and pray! (See Isaiah 19:22-25 and Isaiah 60:6-7).

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in this season.

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The Collapse of Iran

18 11 2021

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(Iran coup Mar 2022 ILTV Screenshot 2021-11-17)

Iran is destined to collapse in the near future. Since I discovered the juxtaposition of Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38; it has been clear that Iran must diminish for a time. Israel must come into an extraordinary peace before the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38. There are two compelling Biblical reasons for this.

#1 – Both prophecies name specific countries around Israel. But, none of those named in Psalm 83 are repeated in Ezekiel 38. Why? I believe the Abraham Accords will continue to expand creating real peace with all of Israel’s immediate Arab neighbors. (See Isaiah 19.) Therefore, the timing issue requires a substantial period of peace before Gog and Magog. Also, Ezekiel 38 is clear (several times) that the invasion occurs when Israel has taken down the walls which now dot the landscape, especially around Jerusalem, and they are dwelling without gates in “a land of unwalled villages.”

#2 – Iran/Persia is not named in Psalm 83, but is a major player with Turkey in Ezekiel. Therefore, Iran must diminish or collapse in the present. It is simply not their time yet. They will not expand at this time, but their time will come later. I have been predicting the diminishing of Iran for several years. It is now becoming evident.

Experts are now suggesting major faults in many areas of the Iranian regime. It may fall the same way the Soviet Union fell in the 90’s. The Ayatollah is reportedly near death and the government is very shaky. The economy is collapsing. Israel is poised to eliminate the nuclear threat as soon as necessary. In addition, there are more than five distinct minorities in Iran that are plotting a coup against the Ayatollah as early as March next year, about four months from now. Only about half of Iran’s population is Persian. The rest are various ethnic minorities such as Turks, Kurds, Arabs, Azeris, and others. For more on this watch a two minute interview with Dr. Mordechai Kedar, a MidEast expert from Bar-Ilan University in Israel. It starts at about 5:40 into the video.

As the Arab nations make peace there are still terrorist groups that must also disappear including Hamas and Islamic Jihad in Gaza and Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria. These will fall from within according to the prayer of Psalm 83.

Deal with them as with Midian, Psalm 83:9

Gideon’s victory over the Midianites was because Yehovah caused a terror to sweep over them and they killed each other in the confusion. That is the prayer of Psalm 83 for today’s enemies of Israel. Let it be done according to God’s word!

Come, let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before Yehovah our maker, for he is our God. We are the people he watches over, the flock under his care. Psalm 95:6-7 NLT

He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Yehovah himself watches over you! Yehovah stands beside you as your protective shade. Psalm 121:3-5 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain this week in Israel.

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Friday Prayers = Riots… WHAT?

22 05 2021

May 7 riot on Temple Mt

Cognitive Dissonance – Conflicting illogical thoughts and conclusions is a good definition. The case in point is the typical reaction on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount after “Friday prayers,” when youth pour out of the al Aqsa mosque and commence rioting. Notice the Hamas flags. This was after the ceasefire following eleven days of 4,360 rockets fired at Israeli civilians. Doesn’t anyone notice the contradiction of the headlines such as this one from yesterday, after the Gaza ceasefire:

Palestinians riot on Temple Mount after Friday prayersHundreds of people threw rocks and petrol bombs at police officers who responded at the scene. …Days of unrest at Al-Aqsa during Islam’s holy fasting month of Ramadan…

Yes, it happened also during the entire “holy fasting month of Ramadan.” Does anybody have a problem with the words “prayers” and “holy” being used preceding riots? I don’t think that word means what they think it means. My point is that there is a spiritual source even beyond the political goals. There are those who choose violence and destruction as their way of expressing themselves. We see it in the BLM and Antifa riots in the U.S. also. The real source is Satan himself. When his nature takes over human nature the result always leads to death.

“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

One more point – Don’t forget that the number one terror supporting nation is Iran, and they are behind the latest Gaza war. Yes, this is the same Iran that is about to receive boatloads of cash and have all sanctions lifted by the Biden administration.

Iran hails Palestinian ‘victory’, warns of ‘deadly blows’ against Israel – Iran, which does not recognize Israel, supports and arms the Islamist militants of Hamas, who rule the Gaza Strip.

Hamas’ Haniyeh vows to destabilize Jerusalem, thanks Iran for support – Hamas political chief Ismail Haniyeh suggested that Hamas’s current objective is to continue fueling the ongoing violence in Jerusalem, just hours after the ceasefire came into effect.

Then Jesus said to them again, “Most assuredly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who ever came before Me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep did not hear them. I am the door. If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture.”  John 10:7-9

Pray for the Messiah Yeshua to bring His peace to Jerusalem.

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Abraham Accords Institute of Peace

9 05 2021

Dry Bones Abraham Accords Institute of Peace

While there has been unrest and riots (see below) in Jerusalem this week, the Abraham Accords are full speed ahead. While many pundits thought the Accords would disappear with the new Administration in DC, the opposite is the case. The Accords have a life of their own, which I believe is from God Himself. While the world careens ominously toward war because of Iran, God is doing something different. He will expand Israel’s land and also bring a season of peace. I have talked much about the necessary peace between the two wars described in Psalm 83 and Ezekiel 38. Most prophecy teachers jump ahead to the anti-Christ peace and miss this interim peace that is required before the Gog and Magog war of Ezekiel 38:11. Meanwhile, Jared Kushner is working on that interim peace.

Scoop: Jared Kushner founds “Abraham Accords Institute” – Jared Kushner is founding an organization called the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, to work on deepening the normalization agreements he helped strike between Israel and Arab countries.

The big picture: The Abraham Accords, signed in September 2020, were arguably Trump’s biggest foreign policy achievement and the biggest breakthrough for relations between Israel and the Arab world for 25 years.

Details: The non-partisan, non-profit organization will have a five-year mandate and be funded through private donations.

  • According to a statement, it will focus on increasing trade and tourism between the five signatory countries — Israel, Bahrain, the UAE, Morocco and Sudan — and developing programs to foster people-to-people connections between the countries.

  • It will also “provide analysis of the benefits of normalization and the potential benefits additional Arab countries can receive if they join the Abraham Accords.” Axios

The riots have been fomented by Hamas and the PLO to take advantage of the convergence of the end of Ramadan and Jerusalem Day in which Israel celebrates the reunification of Jerusalem in 1967. The trigger for the violence is a relatively minor property dispute between Jews and Arabs explained in the following story.

Sheikh Jarrah: What’s All the Hubbub?Only the Palestinians could convince the world to see a property ownership dispute as an existential crisis. It’s everywhere you look. People around the world who previously had no idea what Sheikh Jarrah even was are now treating the East Jerusalem neighborhood as a cause célèbre. It’s the kind of public relations coup that’s the Palestinians’ forte. No one has died, despite the constant use of the word “bloodshed,” and this isn’t some mass expulsion event, even though it’s being portrayed as such. Israel Today

Iran, Turkey, Hamas, and Hezbollah will diminish leading into this interim season of peace. Yes, Iran and Turkey will lead the Ezekiel war, but not before a very secure peace that allows Israel to feel so secure that they tear down the walls that mar the landscape of the Holy Land. That is the reason the Abraham Accords will succeed. Stay tuned.

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

Pray for the Messianic Peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rains.

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Is America Changing Sides?

2 05 2021

Dry Bones Question

The Trump Administration was clearly the most pro-Israel in U.S. history. “Coincidently” our economy was blessed off the charts and unemployment at historic lows, especially for minorities. We saw with our own eyes the fulfillment of Yehovah’s promise to bless those who bless Israel. That is why we were blessed. It was not because of President Trumps diplomatic prowess, it was the promise of the immutable God.

“I will make you a great nation; ​​I will bless you and make your name great; and you shall be a blessing. ​​I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you;​​ and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” Genesis 12:2-3

However, the Biden Administration is reversing every single Israel policy of Trump that it can. This is not only regarding Israel but also Saudi Arabia and the entire Sunni Arab people. Islam is divided 85% Sunni and 15% Shia (Iran). But, ironically, by standing with Iran, Biden is pushing most Arabs toward looking to Israel for protection against Iran.

Report: US agrees to unfreeze $7 billion, free Iranians in prisoner swap with Tehran – Biden administration denies reports it agreed to free 4 Iranian suspects, release billions of dollars in frozen Iranian assets in exchange.

Whether this report is accurate will be obvious soon enough, but the general policy change toward Israel is well documented with reviving the Iran deal, renewed financial support for Palestinians terror, in violation of the Taylor Force Act, and open support of Netanyahu’s rivals. This election interference is unlawful. There is no doubt that America has changed direction from blessing Israel to cursing Israel. The consequences will be dire for us. We must pray that our Congress will stand up to President Biden and his extreme leftist cronies to block this turn against Israel. We must pray and act for our sake and for Israel.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains to fall in Israel.

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Iran Nuke “Accident”

12 04 2021

Dry Bones Accident in Iranian Nuke Site

A major event happened in Iran yesterday. A large explosion completely destroyed the internal power system at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility and caused further fire damage. Iran initially claimed it was an accident before admitting it was “a terrorist enemy.” This will set Iran’s illegal nuclear program back at least nine months.

There are two parts to this story, the physical facts and the Bible prophecy implications. First, here are links to the facts. Then I will share the prophetic.

Iran says electrical ‘incident’ reported at Natanz nuclear facility

Iran says ‘terrorist act’ behind power cut at Natanz nuclear facility – Israeli outlets claim that a Mossad cyberattack is likely behind the incident.

‘Mossad behind cyberattack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility’ – Security cabinet set to meet next week amid growing tensions between Israel and Iran.

Officials: It will take Iran 9 months to fix damage at Natanz – Intelligence officials tell New York Times that the fire at Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility was caused by a large explosion that completely destroyed its internal power system.

New fire breaks out in Iranian nuclear facility – Senior Iranian official says additional fire has broken out at Natanz uranium enrichment plant, which was earlier hit by sabotage.

What does this mean for Bible prophecy? Iran is viewed as the biggest threat to Israel at the present time. However, timing is the real question. Is this Iran’s hour of power? I don’t think so. As I have been teaching, there has to be a time of very secure peace for Israel before Iran, Turkey and others invade Israel in the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38. We are now between the Psalm 83 War and Ezekiel 38. Therefore, I see Iran continuing to diminish in their influence. I know this goes against the tide of predictions, but I would rather base my view on solid scriptural foundations.

The Abraham Accords, which led to normalization between Israel and Arab Gulf states, are still expanding. Even Saudi Arabia is closer to open normalization with Israel. Some pundits predicted the end of the Accords with the new U.S. administration. But, the Accords have a life of their own from Yehovah God. He is moving all the players in the direction of His purpose, to expand the territory of Israel to their ultimate boundaries.

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

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

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Psalm 83 War, with a Twist

1 09 2020

Drybones cartoon,ElAl,UAE,peace, 2020,

For several years I expected a war to end the conflict described in Psalm 83 which started with the invasion against Israel in 1948 by the Arab Legion. The confederacy formed of modern Arab nations are exactly the nations listed in the Psalm by their ancient names.

However, it now appears that it may not end with a war, but with the recognition of Israel and peace between Jews and Arabs. That is quite a twist. This direction is provoked by the threat of Iran (which is Persian and not Arab) and their proxies against the Arab states. The recent agreement between Israel and the UAE  (United Arab Emirates) is a fresh indication. Other Arab states may soon join in the fun.

Gog and Magog? Do not look for Ezekiel 38 anytime soon. Israel must be living in such secure peace that they tear down all walls they have built as separation from the Arabs in recent years. Thus, the season of peace before the Gog and Magog war.

“After many days you will be visited. In the latter years you will come into the land of those brought back from the sword and gathered from many people on the mountains of Israel, which had long been desolate; they were brought out of the nations, and now all of them dwell safely. — You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’ Ezekiel 38:8 & 11

Notice the bolded words above which unequivocally describe conditions that simply do not exist today in Israel. Therefore, the next prophetic event is not war with Iran, but an extraordinary (and surprising) peace.

For several years I have said that Iran must diminish; and we are now seeing it happen. Expect more examples of this to come soon. Even Hezbollah and Hamas will fade, as hard as that is to imagine. This is God’s work, using Donald Trump and Bibi Netanyahu.

The recent explosion in Beirut exposed Hezbollah’s evil plots and is the beginning of the end of Hezbollah. They have been denied much of their support from Iran because of Iran’s financial collapse from the U.S. sanctions and other internal problems. Recently, with great bravado, the head of Hezbollah threatened to kill an Israeli soldier for each of his lost fighters. But the next day Israel bombed Damascus killing Hezbollah members, calling their bluff. They do not want a war right now in their time of weakness and turmoil in Lebanon.

Five Iranian-backed militia killed in Syria in alleged Israeli air strike Hizballah has threatened to kill an Israeli soldier for every fighter who loses his life in an IDF attack in Syria, but so far missed its aim in three attempts.

So, we watch and pray. Yehovah, God of angel armies, is not deterred by any geo-political events. God said the land is given to Israel, all of it. Nothing will prevent the exact fulfillment of His promise, in which He raised His hand in an oath.

Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame.But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. Ezekiel 36:7-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Can’t Make This Up Dept. – Grand Prize

26 05 2020

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An Iranian protester holds an anti-Israeli placard during an annual anti-Israeli Al-Quds Day rally in Tehran, Iran, June 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

Today’s report is not made up. The Iranian Parliament has voted (seriously) to ban all Israeli tech. Therefore, I have awarded Iran the 2020 Grand Prize in the “You can’t make this up Department,” even though it is only May 26. The Ayatollah, the Parliament, and the President all agree. The legislation passed by parliament brands any cooperation with Israel as an “act against God.” (Of course, they did not say “God,” they said “Allah.”)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Tuesday issued an executive order requiring the implementation of a law passed last week that bars any cooperation with Israel, including the use of Israeli software and hardware. Times of Israel

Iran’s president orders implementation of law banning all use of Israeli tech – Legislation bars any cooperation, including ‘activities of the Israeli software platforms in Iran and using its hardware and software products’

Iran has banned all use of Israeli tech. Really? That would set it back 50 years – New law bars cooperation with Zionists, including ‘hardware and software,’ as crime against God. So, no computers, internet, cellphones; healthcare ravaged; and no BMW for Khamenei.

An Iran without “Israel inside,” Singer said, “would make North Korea look advanced and cosmopolitan. Essentially, Iran would go back to the world of 50 years ago, maybe more. It would look like a huge Amish colony in Muslim garb.” Saul Singer

For a list of all the technology that would be banned in this ridiculous legislation, please click on the above link.

The fear of Yehovah is the beginning of knowledge, But fools despise wisdom and instruction. Proverbs 1:7

The wisdom of the prudent is to understand his way, But the folly of fools is deceit. Proverbs 14:8

The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness. Proverbs 15:2 

For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who suppress the truth in unrighteousness, because what may be known of God is manifest in them, for God has shown it to them. For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Professing to be wise, they became fools. Romans 1:18-22

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists

While You Were Watching

28 09 2018

Iran's atomic sites

Plenty of words are flying around about the US Supreme Court, but while you were watching that “must see TV” something else was happening at the United Nations. Prime Minister Netanyahu of Israel gave an amazing speech that you don’t want to miss. Please watch it here, which includes the transcript. He shows a map of Iran’s hidden nuclear storage site. (Also, Hezbollah missile sites near Beirut Airport in Lebanon)

“Thus says Yehovah to His anointed, to Cyrus, whose right hand I have held— to subdue nations before him and loose the armor of kings, to open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut: ​‘I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; ​​I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron. ​​I will give you the treasures of darkness and hidden riches of secret places, that you may know that I, Yehovah, ​​Who call you by your name, am the God of Israel.” Isaiah 45:1-3

Please continue to pray for me as I complete my New Hampshire ministry this Sunday morning and Sunday night in Milton, NH.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

Netanyahu to Iranian People

5 06 2018

This minute and a half video says it all. Israel’s quarrel with Iran has nothing to do with the people, only the radical religious leaders. The Ayatollah regularly calls for the complete genocide of Israel and the Jews.

Prime Minister Netanyahu touches the perfect tone in this amazing video. We need to pray for the liberation of the people of Iran so they can resume to historic good relationship with Israel.

Within the Iranian backed Gaza terrorists, the call is likewise the genocide of the Jews. Even today, the call is out for more violence against Israeli citizens to commemorate the defeat of the Arabs in the Six Day War. There seems to be no end to the “Days of Rage” for one date or another. In fact, they also have rage on no particular occasion at all, just to give vent to their demonic hatred of the Jews.

In only the last two weeks, over 180 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli citizens with the intent to murder. That is 180 attempted murders. Just because they failed does not absolve them of the crime.

How amazing that Yehovah God keeps watching over Israel and protecting them from the satanic intentions of the terrorists. Thank you, Jesus.

​“And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, ​​O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. ​​Do not fear, let your hands be strong.” For thus says Yehovah of hosts: “‘​Just as I determined to punish you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,” ​​Says Yehovah of hosts, “​And I would not relent, ​​so again in these days ​​I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. ​​Do not fear.” Zechariah 8:13-15

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain!



Trump 1-1, Israel 1-1, Iran 0-2

11 05 2018

God bless Trump - Embassy

Not a bad week for the good guys. President Trump rejected the phony Iran deal. Israel dealt a massive blow to Iran’s plans in Syria by destroying over 50 Iranian military targets after they fired 20 rockets at Israel.

Add to that, the US Embassy moving to Jerusalem this coming Monday. Lots of good news for Israel. Also, the more we stand with Israel, the more blessings will come to our nation.

For behold, in those days and at that time, When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, Whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:1-2

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 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

A Dry Bones New Year

6 01 2018

Dry Bones 2018

Here is a sampling of my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen. His humorous view of very serious subjects makes him a major influencer in Israel and the West. Pray for him.

Dry Bones Iran 2018

A brave Iranian woman protests the sexist, anti-woman, and abusive rule of the Iranian dictatorship. It is an embarrassment that feminist and women’s groups across the West are not marching in solidarity in the streets of our cities.

Dry Bones Iran freedom

The Lion and the Sun are traditional emblems of the Persian nation. They remained the official symbol of Iran until the 1979 revolution, when the “Lion and Sun” symbol was removed from public spaces and government organizations

Iran will come against Israel, but only after the Psalm 83 War (which lists each country by name, not including Iran. Only after this, and a time of peace, do we get to the Ezekiel 38 War of Gog and Magog which includes Iran/Persia by name. Therefore I see Iran diminished somehow in the present time, perhaps by an internal uprising.

Good report of rain and snow this week in Israel. Keep praying. And as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, let’s also pray for Iranian freedom.

My retina eye surgery was successful in peeling the wrinkled layer, and the prognosis is excellent. I am blessed more than I deserve. Thanks for your prayers.

And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of Yehovah your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yehovah, am your healer.” Exodus 15:26 NASB

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Happy Purim

11 03 2017

Dry Bones Purim 2017

Today and tomorrow Jews around the world celebrate Purim, the festival honoring Esther’s great courage saving the Jews in ancient Persia/Iran. Today Iran again threaten Israel, yet the Jews take time to remember the victory story of Esther (Hebrew name: Hadassah), Mordecai and the evil Haman. Read about it in the Bible’s short Book of Esther.

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:13-16
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Netanyahu Today at UN

1 10 2015

Don't worry AmericaThis was perhaps the most powerful 45 seconds of silence you will ever witness. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu exposed the hypocrisy of the nations who have not condemned the Iran’s constant calls for Israel’s annihilation.

The most poignant moment of the speech involved no remarks at all, as Netanyahu, in his seventh UN General Assembly address, asked the body if it had forgotten the lessons of the Holocaust just seventy years since its founding. He quoted from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from its president and its military commanders, all reiterating a familiar pledge: Israel, a state where six million Jews reside, must be annihilated, sooner rather than later. “Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country, murder my people,” Netanyahu said. “And the response from this body— the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here— has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence.” 
Silence followed the charge as the prime minister surveyed the room with a stoic stare. None spoke or moved in the audience as Netanyahu, at the lectern, remained quiet for nearly a minute. Jerusalem Post 10-1-15

I also want to share my top five quotes from the speech:

  1. When bad behavior is rewarded, it only gets worse.
  2. The best intentions don’t prevent the worst outcomes.
  3. Make sure that the inspectors actually inspect. Make sure that the snapback sanctions actually snap back. And make sure that Iran’s violations aren’t swept under the Persian rug.
  4. In four years of horrific violence in Syria, more than a quarter of a million people have lost their lives. That’s more than ten times, more than ten times, the number of Israelis and Palestinians combined who have lost their lives in a century of conflict between us. Yet last year, this Assembly adopted 20 resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the savage slaughter in Syria. Talk about injustice. Talk about disproportionality. Twenty. Count them. One against Syria.
  5. Israel is civilization’s front line in the battle against barbarism.So here’s a novel idea for the United Nations: Instead of continuing the shameful routine of bashing Israel, stand with Israel. Stand with Israel as we check the fanaticism at our door. Stand with Israel as we prevent that fanaticism from reaching your door. Ladies and Gentlemen, stand with Israel because Israel is not just defending itself. More than ever, Israel is defending you. (Click for full text of speech)           (Click for video of speech)


Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” Psalm `22:6

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Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World

16 07 2015

Iran dealOnly Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has steadfastly, consistently opposed the Iran deal. Tuesday, the Western powers “gave away the farm” to Iran. They even threw in at least two items that were not even previously discussed.

#1 They allowed for Iran to use the 150 BILLION DOLLARS in sanction relief to purchase more sophisticated conventional arms to expand their terror network. The deal legitimizes Iran to become a legal nuclear power in ten years.

#2 They absolved the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard of personal charges and sanctions. If you add this to our Administration releasing the five Taliban super-terrorists in the Bergdahl fiasco, you see why I conclude that the US is no longer the leader of the free world. Only Israel stands in the way of Iran’s stated goal of world conquest.

Doreen and I just returned from the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, DC with over 6,000 participants. After the sessions, we all fanned out all over Capital Hill to lobby our Senators and Representatives against the Iran deal. All 50 states were in attendance. The timing was supernatural. The Iran announcement was Tuesday morning, the very day we all had our appointments in the offices of our elected officials.

Make no mistake. It is definitely possible to raise the 67 Senate votes to override the certain Presidential veto. I ask you to pray and intercede for the next 60 days of Congress’ consideration. But add action to you prayers by contacting your representatives in every way possible. We can do this!

Finally, pray for Israel and PM Netanyahu. He is the foremost world leader standing against Iran. Imagine the other leaders deciding Israel’s fate while not allowing Israel inside the talks! Unbelievable! It was the same when Chamberlain appeased Hitler (video) by giving him Czechloslavkia without them at the table. Even the Arab countries were left out of the talks! Now we see Israel and Arab countries like Saudi Arabia standing in agreement against Iran and the deal. What an upside down world we live in today!

Praise God we have read the end of the Book. Israel will not be destroyed, but prosper and grow. The enemies of Israel will lose and God’s unconditional promises will be kept. Hallelujah!

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Psalm 121:3 NLT

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No Nukes 4 Iran

23 06 2015

The Iranian Parliament (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76/Flickr)

The Iranian Parliament (photo credit: CC-BY Parmida76/Flickr)

Today I share why the Bible says Iran is rising prematurely. The deadline for the Iran nuclear deal is next week, and yet Iran’s Parliament just voted overwhelmingly against the inspections specified in the deal, which should collapse the negotiations. The world is becoming more aware of the Iranian menace, but it is not quite Iran’s time prophetically. To be sure, Iran (Persia) is specifically named in the Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War. However, it not time for that war. The Psalm 83 War is first and distinctly separate.

Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet; Ezekiel 38:5

(The name Ethiopia here is not the modern state. Ezekiel is referring to modern Sudan. The other names listed refer to modern Turkey.)

These two prophetic passages are usually conflated by prophecy scholars, if they use Psalm 83 at all. But there is growing recognition of Psalm 83 and its completely separate list of nations. All of the wars against Israel since 1948 have included primarily the Psalm 83 list’s modern counterparts. It is my view that this war must have a final conclusion before Ezekiel’s War. The combatants do not overlap at all. Isaiah’s prophecy of Damascus destruction may occur at this time as well. Also, Ezekiel describes the invasion during a time of real peace with no walls protecting Israel, which is certainly not the case today.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land.” Ezekiel 38:10-12

Therefor, I conclude that Iran will not get nukes at this time and will perhaps even suffer a setback that diminishes their rising for a season. Israel may yet strike their nuclear facilities. So Israel will still have to deal with the conclusion of Psalm 83, but then will enjoy an unprecedented peace for a season before Ezekiel 38.

We presently see the prayer of Psalm 83 being answered daily in the civil wars all around them resulting in Israel’s enemies killing one another just as the historic defeat of the Midianites in the account of Gideon’s band of 300. The prayer of Psalm 83 was that God would deal with Israel’s present enemies as He did with Midian. We see the answer unfolding before our very eyes. (Read the background story of Midian in Judges 7:22 – When the three hundred blew the trumpets, Yehovah set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp.)

Deal with them as with Midian, as with Sisera, as with Jabin at the Brook Kishon, who perished at En Dor, who became as refuse on the earth. Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb, yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna, who said, “Let us take for ourselves the pastures of God for a possession.” … That they may know that You, whose name alone is Yehovah, are the Most High over all the earth.Psalm 83:9-12, 18
Yehovah God is faithful to defend Israel! Hallelujah!
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Iran Means Aryan

10 03 2015


Following Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, we are only a couple of weeks away from a decision on the negotiations about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. It is fitting to consider a deeper view of Iran/Persia’s roots.

When did Persia become Iran? The Bible refers to the second great world empire, after Babylon, as the Persian Empire. The Western countries who followed the Bible still used Persia until Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930’s. “That Western tradition continued into the last century until the reign of Iranian king, Reza Shah, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. In 1935 CE, Reza Shah asked those countries with whom Iran had diplomatic relations, to stop using the name Persia and to formally refer to his country as Iran.” Heritage Institute

“Germany was our age-old and natural ally, Love of Germany was synonymous with love for Iran. The sound of German officers’ footsteps was heard on the shores of the Nile. Swastika flags were flying from the outskirts of Moscow to the peaks of the Caucasus Mts. Iranian patriots eagerly awaited the arrival of their old allies. My friend and I would spin tales about the grandeur of the superior race. We considered Germany the chosen representative of this race in Europe and Iran its representative in Asia. The right to life and role was ours. Others had no choice but submission and slavery. We discarded the old maps and remade Iran into a country larger than what it was in Achaemenian times.” Reza Shah

In 1933, the year Hitler came to power,  the Third Reich began to publish a racist magazine titled lran-e Bastan (The Ancient Iran). The journal was financed by Siemens-Schukken and pro-Nazi Iranian intellectuals. It referred to Hitler as “one of the greatest men in the world.” It depicted him as the man who ended the alleged 200 year old plot by Jews against the nationalities of the world, especially the Aryans. The journal also claimed that the swastika was a symbol of Iranians from 2000 years before Christ and they rejoiced over its use as a symbol of German pride and of unity between the Iranian and German peoples. Iran’s Unholy Alliance

Our prayers are based on Biblical and historic understanding. Generic prayers are too generalized. We need to be specific. Iran/Persia today is an avowed enemy of Israel and the West. Prophetically, we know that this will continue until the great war of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 & 39.

“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;” Ezekiel 38:5

As I have explained before, the next war is the Psalm 83 War which lists the specific countries attacking Israel (using their ancient names). But Ezekiel 38 & 39 has a totally different list of countries which confirms it is a separate and distinct war. Also, the passage clearly states that Israel is living in peace at that time with un-walled villages. This is certainly not true now.

So, we will line up our theology and prayers with Scripture. Yehovah God is in control. We do not fear, but stand with His purpose for Israel and all those who put their trust in Him and His beloved Son, Jesus. His Hebrew name is Meshiach Yeshua ben Yehovah, Messiah Jesus, Son of God!

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After the Dust-Up Settles

4 03 2015

Bibi at Congress 2015Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech was a grand-slam home run yesterday at the Joint Session of the US Congress. Many observers compared it to Winston Churchill. They are right in the sense of the historic timing of this warning of world-wide catastrophe if Iran gets the bomb.

There are moments in life when a leader acts not to win votes — but for the sake of the children. There are moments when a leader is not measured against an American president or media pundits. These are moments where only history can be the judge. Boaz Bismuth in Israel Hayom

The similarities between now and 1939 are clear and portend earth-shaking implications to follow any failure to face the facts. The soberness of the speech properly underscored the choices. We face far more than a trivial breach of protocol, we are looking right down the payload of intercontinental ballistic missiles headed our way. It is not only Israel being threatened and the rest of the Sunni Middle East. The entire Western world is in Iran’s sights and goals. Remember the Iranian mantra that Israel is the little Satan and America is the big Satan.

My only comment about the “dust-up” manufactured by the White House is that it was not worthy of the Office of the President of the United States. It was shameful and embarrassing.

So we pray. We pray hard. We pray often. We pray for the real peace of Jerusalem. We stand for Israel, confident that there is One Who watches over Israel, Who neither slumbers nor sleeps. Yehovah, God of Israel is the ultimate watchman on the wall.

Thank you Prime Minister Netanyahu for giving voice to the truth from God’s voice to our ears.

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

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Commander of the Straw Man Army

6 02 2015

Dry Bones Israel TiedPresident Obama is adept at using a “straw man” to shift an argument, from the real issue to one he can easily refute. It is a form of sleight of hand. He has made an international incident over the invitation for Israel’s Prime Minister to address a joint session of Congress on March 3.

A straw man is a common type of argument and is an informal fallacy based on the misrepresentation of an opponent’s argument. To be successful, a straw man argument requires that the audience be ignorant or uninformed of the original argument. The so-called typical “attacking a straw man” argument creates the illusion of having completely refuted or defeated an opponent’s proposition by covertly replacing it with a different proposition (i.e., “stand up a straw man”) and then to refute or defeat that false argument (“knock down a straw man”) instead of the original proposition. Wikipedia

Perhaps my thoughts will inspire someone to produce an analysis of the President’s use of the straw man. Today I want to use the example of PM Netanyahu’s speech to Congress. Speaker Boehner is accused of some horrific “breach of protocol” for inviting the PM without informing the White House. Even if conceding a breach occurred, it certainly did not rise to the level of an international incident (which the President has created). Leaving aside the contentious relationship the President has developed with our closest Middle East ally, there is a simple answer to why he chose this battle at this time.

It is not about protocol. It’s about Iran. The US is forcing a bad agreement that will allow Iran to still end up with nuclear weapons. This threatens the very existence of Israel. Netanyahu will make the case to Congress. Given their recent advances in ICBM technology, now the US is in range.

Congress wants to vote more sanctions against Iran. The Democrats want to postpone the vote till after the negotiations on March 24. The President does not want Congress or the American people to hear the Israeli objections till after the deal is done.

A second straw man was also used. The President says the speech is too close too Israel’s elections. Yet, the National Field Director of the President’s 2012 re-election campaign is now working for the Israeli opposition, in an effort to unseat Prime Minister Netanyahu. The hypocrisy is breathtaking.

Top Obama Aid Working to Defeat Israeli Right

President Obama, VP Biden and Secretary Kerry all refuse to even meet with the Prime Minister while he is in Washington. Now, Vice President Biden will not even attend the speech, because “The Vice President’s office expects that the vice president will be traveling abroad during the joint session of Congress,” a US official said

UPDATE! Biden Meets Herzog in Munich A day after announcing he would boycott PM Netanyahu’s speech, Vice President Joe Biden met Israeli opposition leader MK Yitzhak Herzog in Munich. Not influencing the election???

Finally, there is a growing boycott of the speech by Democrats. What in the world is going on with this Administration? Is the Democratic Party turning against Israel?

Dems confront Israel, raising Netanyahu speech stakes

“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. In that day,” says Yehovah, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yehovah of hosts, their God.’ In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a fire-pan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2-6

Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “fiery torch”?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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

Itching Ears: Iran at 35

11 02 2014

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves as he delivers a speech during a rally in Tehran's Azadi Square (Freedom Square) to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/ATTA KENARE)

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani waves as he delivers a speech during a rally in Tehran’s Azadi Square (Freedom Square) to mark the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution on February 11, 2014. (photo credit: AFP/ATTA KENARE)

The following is an excerpt from Joel Rosenberg’s Blog:

(Washington, D.C., February 11, 2014) — Today marks the 35th anniversary of the Islamic Revolution in Iran. Hundreds of thousands of Iranians turned out on the streets to mark the occasion. Many denounced America as the “Great Satan.” Many also shouted, “Death to Israel,” which they believe is the “Little Satan.”

The fall of the Shah in 1979 and the rise of the Ayatollah Khomeini was a game-changing moment in the modern history of the Middle East. Iran suddenly shifted from a friend and ally of the United States (and even quietly allied with Israel), to a serious enemy. It started with the seizure of our Embassy and taking our diplomats hostage for 444 days.

But it has gone much worse over time. Iran has been implicated in killing Americans in the Beirut bombing of our Marine barracks, and at the Khobar Towers in Saudi Arabia. They have funded, trained and armed terror groups around the world. Now they are actively developing a nuclear weapons program even as the world refuses to take decisive action to stop them. (Joel Rosenberg)

In addition to “Death to Israel” and “Down with Israel” signs, were many saying “Death to the USA” and “We are eager for the options on the table.” The last one refers to the Obama Administration’s lame warning: “All options are on the table” which weakly suggests the military option. Check out this excellent video interview with K T McFarland this morning on Fox News. She believes we can beat Iran economically if we keep up the pressure: “They would be so busy worrying about their NECKS, they wouldn’t have time to worry about their NUKES.” K T McFarland worked for President Ronald Reagan and wrote the first draft of his famous “Star Wars” speech.

ITCHING EARSFor the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; 2 Timothy 4:3

The real problem is not with Iran, it is with the Western nations. President Obama is so averse to force and so subservient to Islam, that he insists on a diplomacy that has emboldened Iran. The Iran “negotiations” are only to determine how much we will give up to Iran for this round of talks, allowing them to continue their march toward nukes.

I know that this “itching ears” verse is usually applied to Christians, but it certainly describes the present Iranian threat. Their new president is an expert at tickling itching ears. We need to pray for our leaders to stand up to Islam. Pray especially for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. He is a Bible believer. Pray that he will first hear the voice of Yehovah God, and then that he will have courage to stand for God’s purposes for Israel.

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World Surrenders to Iran

14 01 2014

FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 file photo, an aerial view of a heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak.  (AP Photo/ ISNA, Arash Khamoushi, File) The Associated Press

FILE- In this Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 file photo, an aerial view of a heavy-water production plant in the central Iranian town of Arak. (AP Photo/ ISNA, Arash Khamoushi, File) The Associated Press


Iran’s Rouhani: ‘WorldPowers Surrendered to Iranian Nation’s Will’ the weekly Standard

Iran’s Rouhani casts nuke deal as win for nation U-T San Diego

New Iran agreement includes secret side deal, Tehran official says LA Times

What could possible go wrong? President Obama leads the surrender using the old Viet Nam War era slogan: Give Peace A Chance.

Meanwhile, guess what Iran’s Foreign Minister and Chief Negotiator did on his way home from the Geneva signing ceremony today? He stopped off in Beirut, Lebanon to lay a wreath on the grave of the terrorist mastermind behind the 1983 massacre of 241 American servicemen: 220 Marines, 18 sailors and three soldiers. (see: “Search for perpetrators” halfway down this article). How can we be so blind?

All along, of course, Iran has just been stalling and stonewalling to simply buy more time in their relentless quest for nuclear weapons. They have been caught lying many times. Iran’s President Rouhani even bragged about his prowess in deceiving the West in a video tape released in 2013, and an interview in 2006: How we duped the West.

TAQIYYA: The Islamic Doctrine of Lying

The fact that they say what we want to hear is actually a doctrine of lying called taqiyya. They are instructed that lying is a righteous way to achieve a desired effect for the advance of Islam and they will be rewarded for their “successful” lie. If you understand that this is true, it is a lot easier to understand their love of the Western media. They just tell us what we want to hear while going about their secretive purposes. Exerpt from Chapter Two of my newest book: SIMPLE ISLAM

Contrast this with Jesus’ words: 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

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Is Israel Alone?

11 10 2013

The obvious answer is no, because we know that Yehovah God will defend her. But I am referring to the practical question of Israel taking out Iran’s nuclear bomb program. It appears more and more that the US Administration is willing to accept a nuclear Iran. Israel cannot allow it because of Iran’s continued threats to destroy the Jewish nation.

So who will stand with Israel? Ironically, Saudi Arabia is the one who will help Israel because they fear Iran’s Ayatollahs more than Israel does. Check out this Reuters story: Israel and Saudi Arabia: Best frenemies forever?

This Dry Bones cartoon makes a serious point.

Dry Bones Saudi Arabia and IsraelThe Saudi fear of Shia Islam trumps their hatred of Israel for the present time. Also, as I have said before, Iran will be diminished before the Psalm 83 War and will not take part. This is confirmed by Ezekiel 38 where Iran is still around for the Gog/Magog War when the Psalm 83 nations are no longer a threat to Israel.

On a personal note, I have returned from a wonderful ministry trip to Idaho and the Global Transform Our World Conference in Hawaii. I was really blessed by a word from Ed Silvoso that when we think of thankfulness it is always us thanking God, but God also thanks us, His servants, for our labor in the Kingdom. Amen.

Please forgive me for slacking off on my blogs and YouTube videos. They will resume now. Israeli PM Netanyahu made his important speech at the UN (transcript here) on October 1 (video here). Yet, while I was traveling, most of the US news has been endless coverage of the government financial mess. However God is still on the throne and He is doing mighty things in the earth. We continue to focus on His view of events.

Praise the Lord we are not limited to humanistic atheism on one hand or the demonic death cult of Islamism on the other hand. We choose the higher way. We believe the Lord’s prayer for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth just as it is in Heaven!

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom,

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Lost in Translation

27 09 2013

bg092413dAPR20130924014512Sometimes what you don’t say speak louder than what you say. This cartoon about the Kenyan Mall terrorist massacre says it all.

Also, I continue to warn about the UN meetings this week. Pray for PM Netanyahu speaking there next Tuesday, that he will speak with moral clarity. Truth needs to cut through all the hypocrisy.

Beware the Bazaar. I continue to see major seduction coming from Iran. Before you fall for the lies and deceit of Iran’s new President Rouhani, you need to know how CNN enabled his deception. This was exposed by Wall Street Journal (full quote below). Christiane Amanpour, CNN’s very liberal Iranian reporter may or may not have known, but it is certainly suspicious.

Holocaust Denial in TranslationWall Street Journal – Reasonableness at last. That was the general reaction Wednesday to the news that Iranian President Hassan Rouhani appeared to acknowledge and condemn the Holocaust during an interview this week with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour. Previous President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad had rarely missed an opportunity to call the Nazi genocide of six million Jews a “myth.” But Mr. Rouhani has adopted a more tempered tone, and the world longs to see him as someone with whom “we can do business together,” as Margaret Thatcher once said about Mikhail Gorbachev.

One problem: The words attributed to Mr. Rouhani are not what he said.

According to CNN’s translation of Mr. Rouhani’s remarks, the Iranian President insisted that “whatever criminality they [the Nazis] committed against the Jews, we condemn.” Yet as Iran’s semi-official news agency Fars pointed out, Mr. Rouhani never uttered anything approximating those words. Nor, contrary to the CNN version, did he utter the word “Holocaust.” Instead, he spoke about “historical events.” Our independent translation of Mr. Rouhani’s comments confirms that Fars, not CNN, got the Farsi right.

So what did Mr. Rouhani really say? After offering a vague indictment of “the crime committed by the Nazis both against the Jews and the non-Jews,” he insisted that “I am not a history scholar,” and that “the aspects that you talk about, clarification of these aspects is a duty of the historians and researchers.”

Pretending that the facts of the Holocaust are a matter of serious historical dispute is a classic rhetorical evasion. Holocaust deniers commonly acknowledge that Jews were killed by the Nazis while insisting that the number of Jewish victims was relatively small and that there was no systematic effort to wipe them out.

We’ll leave it to CNN to account for its translation, and why it made Mr. Rouhani seem so much more conciliatory than he was. Meantime, points for honesty go to the journalists at Fars, who for reasons that probably range from solidarity to self-preservation aren’t disposed to whitewash their President’s ideological predilections.

(A version of this article appeared September 26, 2013, on page A14 in the U.S. edition of The Wall Street Journal, with the headline: Holocaust Denial in Translation.)

Justice is turned back,  and righteousness stands afar off;  For truth is fallen in the street,  and equity cannot enter. Isaiah 59:14

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

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Netanyahu and Rouhani

25 09 2013

Rouhani wolf cartoonBeware the Bazaar! In my last post I outlined the present activity in the United Nations. Pray for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s UN speech October 1. Here is a fresh report today from our good friend Barry Segal at Jerusalem News Network.

YA’ALON: ROUHANI WILL CHEAT AND LIE TO THE UN: Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon said this week that “The Iranian regime is the main cause of instability in the Middle East. It’s involved in every conflict through funding, training and arming the participants.” Addressing a conference of international parliamentarians, Ya’alon added that Iran is dangerous to the Middle East. “Iranian President Hassan Rouhani will cheat and lie at the UN General Assembly, and therefore we say that there must be a credible military option to stop its nuclear program,” warned Ya’alon. Iran’s new government took its diplomatic charm offensive to the UN on Monday. (Arutz-7)

NETANYAHU TO COMPARE IRAN AND NORTH KOREAN NUCLEAR ‘PLOYS’ IN UN SPEECH: PM Netanyahu will use his speech at the September UN General Assembly to compare Iran’s current diplomatic efforts on its nuclear program to North Korea’s diplomatic maneuvering prior to its testing of an atomic bomb. The sentiment of the speech echoes suspicion towards Iran’s intentions, expressed by Netanyahu last week.  He warned, then, that Iranian President Rouhani’s pledge that Iran would never develop a nuclear weapon amounted to “fraudulent words” that should fool no one. Netanyahu plans to review the history of North Korea’s negotiations, emphasizing a period of diplomacy when the North Koreans agreed to cease their nuclear weapons program in exchange for economic and other incentives – an agreement that was shortly followed by North Korea’s testing of a nuclear weapon. Last week, Netanyahu said any deal with Iran “requires” an end to enrichment and the removal of all enriched uranium. (JTA) Pray Israel will be well represented at the UN meetings – and that PM Netanyahu’s warnings regarding Rouhani and Iran will be heeded.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for an abundant rainy season.

Also, please pray for me as I travel to minister in Idaho this weekend and attend the Ed Silvoso Harvest Evangelism Conference in Hawaii next week.

Every time your clock reads 11:11 you should declared God’s blessings over your city.

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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United Nations Bazaar

20 09 2013

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani is pictured during an interview with U.S. television network NBC in TehranWith less fanfare than recent years, the UN General Assembly opened last Tuesday. However, it is bound to heat up next week. Two days are of particular interest prophetically speaking.

First: The UN BAZAAR next Tuesday 9-24 when President Obama and Iran’s new President Rouhani both speak the same day. The big news outside the speeches will be whether they shake hands in the hallway. The two countries have not had a Presidential handshake since the 1979 Iranian Revolution. Beware the Bazaar.

I call it the Bazaar because that is the Persian (Iranian) word for marketplace. In the Middle East it is usually characterized by a lot of trash talkin’ and wheeling and dealing, and serious haggling over the price. Anyone who pays the asking price is laughed at all the way to the bank.

Next week President Obama should be very careful because the new Iranian President is a master of the Bazaar. He is saying exactly what the West wants to hear, but is nothing but the mouthpiece of the Ayatollah whose hardline determination for nuclear weapons is unchanged. Beware the sweet talking Persian on Tuesday. Rouhani and Ahmadinejad remind me of the “good cop/bad cop” concept on American TV shows. Tuesday may turn out indeed to be a bizarre Bazaar (pun intended).

Second: Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu speaking on October 1, one day after meeting with President Obama in Washington, DC. Thursday, PA President Abbas will meet with Obama. Last year Netanyahu made major news with his “Iranian Red-Line” speech. This year the stakes are much higher with the events in Syria and Egypt, but primarily because Iran is a year closer to their goal of nuclear weapons. He warned the US: Don’t Be Fooled.

Ayatollah Khamenei shrewdly trumped President Obama’s 2012 campaign gaffe offering more “flexibility” to Russia, “after the election.” Last Tuesday, the Ayatollah almost mockingly called for more flexibility in Iran’s talks with the West. Beware the Bazaar!

Christian Zionists and believers everywhere need to undertake some serious intercession next week for Yehovah God’s purpose to be achieved and that His enemies be confused and confounded.

But in that coming day no weapon turned against you will succeed. You will silence every voice raised up to accuse you. These benefits are enjoyed by the servants of Yehovah; their vindication will come from me. I, Yehovah, have spoken! Isaiah 54:17 NLT

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

Makes You Think

9 10 2012



If you need help understanding this cartoon, click here: Red Line!

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Red Line!

27 09 2012

This is one of those days when I can’t decide on the headline.” Inducement!” was my alternative. I settled on “Red Line!” because it was the most graphic moment of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech today to the United Nations General Assembly. With President Obama reluctant to draw a red line, the PM made a compelling case for its necessity. Iran must be stopped before the last stages (building a nuke) or it will be too late. He explained in simple terms why it can’t wait. He also set a reasonable timetable, reaching the red line as early as next Spring.

Inducement! Though the visual graphic of a bomb was memorable, the best line in his speech was the quote from Bernard Lewis: Mutually assured destruction is not a deterrent, it’s an inducement because that is what they’re hoping for. This is a major point that must be understood. MAD, or mutually assured destruction, worked with the USSR because they didn’t want to die anymore than we do. It does not work with Iran because they want to die for their bloodthirsty pagan god. It is their only guarantee of salvation. (Aren’t you thankful that Jesus died in our place?) They also believe it is necessary to start a catastrophic world war in order for Islamic Sharia to rule the planet. I have maintained for years that communism might have won if it was not based on godless atheism. This reveals the more serious threat of Islam. It has a world conquest ideology plus the passion of religious fervor.

One point I often make in my speaking tours is about the future of the European Union. The question has been raised for years whether Turkey will be admitted to the EU. With the rise of Islamic domination of Europe, the correct question is this. Will the EU be permitted to join the worldwide Islamic Caliphate headquartered in Turkey? Since the Arab Spring, events are unfolding so fast that most observers are way behind. The only way to keep ahead of the developments is to read the Bible prophesies. They are literally being fulfilled day by day. (This is clear just in the last few weeks with Egypt according to Isaiah 19.)

​Surely the Lord Yehovah does nothing, unless He reveals His secret to His servants the prophets. ​​A lion has roared! ​​Who will not fear? ​​The Lord Yehovah has spoken! ​​Who can but prophesy? Amos 3:7-8

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Secrets Made Known

11 09 2012

The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known to all. Luke 12:2

TODAY! This is how the Muslim world celebrates America’s great tragedy of 9/11: Protesters destroy an American flag pulled down from the U.S. embassy in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. Egyptian protesters, largely ultra conservative Islamists, have climbed the walls of the U.S. embassy in Cairo, went into the courtyard and brought down the flag, replacing it with a black flag with Islamic inscription, in protest of a film deemed offensive of Islam. (Photo Credit: AP)

Enough has been spoken and written about the political conventions, but one more observation is fitting. The shocking departure from democracy at the DNC was a major embarrassment for President Obama. Someone noticed the change in platform content from 2008 to 2012. The endorsement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was removed, along with all reference to God. Even though it was duly voted before the convention, it was certain to torpedo the Obama campaign, especially among Jewish and millions more Israel supporters. This led to the reversal that required a floor vote at the convention requiring a two-thirds majority. Though the voice vote was repeated three times, it never passed fifty-fifty which was abundantly clear in the audio recordings. Yet, the chairman declared it had passed with the necessary two-thirds! Finally, his pronouncement was greeted by a raucous chorus of boos. I conclude that the hidden changes were made known by the hand of God.

My commentary on May 5, The President’s Hat, was from a prophecy by Bob Jones detailing his impression that hidden things would be revealed all this year about secret dealings of the President. His “hat” would blow off. This has been true in a number of areas such as Operation Fast and Furious, the White House leaks of classified information, and various lies exposed at the highest levels. Still, the most serious is his dealings with Israel such as the flap at the DNC.

TODAY, it was announced that President Obama cancelled his critical September 27th meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu when the PM is in New York for the United Nations session. The reason given was the President’s busy schedule. How could this conceivably happen when Iran is threatening Israel and the world with a nuclear World War III? The cancellation may have been a reaction to these strong but clear words TODAY from Netanyahu: Those who do not place “red lines” in front of Iran have no moral right to put a “red light” in front of Israel when it comes to military action.

This year’s election will determine the destiny of the United States of America. If we choose to stand against Israel we will most certainly fall. Pray for our beloved country. God has an eternal covenant with the land and the people of Israel that has determined the end of nations and empires for 5,000 years.

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

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

Dear Lord Jesus, we pray for mercy for our land and our leaders to hear and obey your word.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (READ MORE)

Shaking Hands with the Devil?

2 09 2012

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

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

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

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Clinton Demands Concrete

2 06 2012

Clinton: Iran must take concrete steps on nukes

(Jerusalem Post)

This headline has a double meaning. Secretary Clinton is calling for Iran to take serious steps to prove their intentions. They must show they will submit to international limits on their nuclear aims. However, I see a different use of concrete in Iran’s actions. While there have been two fruitless negotiations so far, Iran has meanwhile literally added more and more concrete to their underground nuke facilities.

I see a bit of inconsistency here. The only concrete Hillary Clinton is going to see from Iran is more of it poured into the fortified mountain nuclear hideout. Now let me ask a very simple question.

If Iran is only enriching uranium for peaceful energy and medical purposes, why the hidden fortified facilities?

Let’s review. Iran allows no nuclear inspectors to certain locales such as Parchin. They regularly threaten to blow Israel off the map. They threaten America and our Middle East bases. They support Syria, Hezbollah, Hamas and other assorted terrorists. They steadfastly maintain that nothing will stop their nuclear program. What could possibly go wrong?

So why are they coming to talks? The next is scheduled for the middle of this month.) There is only one answer to that question. They are stalling for time. They are very close to having a bomb. They already have enough partially enriched uranium for four or five bombs (when fully enriched). They may also already have other devices purchased from rogue states.

Do I believe they will nuke Israel? No, but not for lack of “concrete” intent. They will not, because this is not their prophetic timing. Their war against Israel comes up in Ezekiel 38 where they are mentioned by name (Persia). But the Psalm 83 War is first where a completely different list of countries is named. None of those are listed in Ezekiel 38. Therefore, I conclude that Israel wins the Psalm 83 War and expands Israel from Egypt to Syria fulfilling God’s promise to Abram (who became Abraham).

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

This promise has never been completely obtained. The closest was in Solomon’s day. Pray for God’s faithful protection of Israel in this soon breaking war.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

Are We There Yet?

8 03 2012

The Point At Which Israel Bombs Iran

Misinformation is a big part of military action, especially when a “surprise attack” is best. A few weeks ago Leon Panetta, US Secretary of Defense and head of the Pentagon, announced that Israel would attack Iran’s nuke targets in April, May or June. At the time I thought: Why doesn’t he go ahead and release the target list with GPS coördinates so Iran can defend themselves? A few days ago an anonymous source from the Pentagon actually listed potential targets (without coördinates). We live in a world that has gone crazy. Most observers believe this is all part of the Obama Administration trying to block or at least slow Israel’s plans.

The good news is that Prime Minister Netanyahu made it quite clear Monday (full speech video) that Israel would not yield its security decisions to any other nation. We do not know the mind of God, but we must pray in accordance with His revealed Biblical purpose to restore and protect Israel. He has not regathered them from 180 nations just to kill them. That is satan’s false hope, it is not in the heart of the God of Israel. He has raised them up as a nation to make His name know to the entire world. In the end, God is God and the nations are mere mortals.

Make them tremble in fear, O Yehovah. Let the nations know they are merely human. Psalm 9:20 NLT

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Assad’s Boast

4 03 2012

The billboard in the 2006 photo above says: Al–h (the god of Islam) will protect Syria. So there is no mistake about the intent, it is on the old city wall of Damascus. I beg to differ. What we have here is a direct affront to the living God of Israel. The banner includes the picture of Assad, the dictator of Syria. Even dictators get religion when the chips are down. Yet, Yehovah made it quite clear in Isaiah 17 that the time will come when no one will save Damascus, it will cease from being a city!

This message came to me concerning Damascus: “Look, the city of Damascus will disappear! It will become a heap of ruins.” Isaiah 17:1 NLT

Assad is not the first arrogant dictator to lose a challenge to the living God Yehovah. At the end of the Age….it comes down to Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob; the living God of Israel against all false gods and philosophies of men. According to the immutable Word of the living God, we will soon see if the god of Islam can protect Damascus. Yehovah is a jealous God and He will have no other gods before Him. Period.

Not unto us, O Yehovah, not unto us, but to Your name give glory, because of Your mercy, because of Your truth. Why should the Gentiles say, “So where is their God?” But our God is in heaven; He does whatever He pleases. Their idols are silver and gold, the work of men’s hands. They have mouths, but they do not speak; eyes they have, but they do not see; they have ears, but they do not hear; noses they have, but they do not smell. They have hands, but they do not handle; feet they have, but they do not walk; nor do they mutter through their throat. Those who make them are like them; so is everyone who trusts in them. Psalm 115: 1-8

Exercise: For a deeper view of using the name of Yehovah, the one true God, please read Psalm 135 and notice that in only twenty-one verses, the personal name, Yehovah, is used nineteen times. (Of course, it is hidden because it says LORD in all caps, not honestly translating the actual name, Yehovah.) This is nineteen of the 6,828 times His personal name appears in the Hebrew text, but is diluted, obscured and hidden by using the vague terms LORD or GOD which could apply to any god. It is time to use His name again! Yehovah is the name of our God! It is amazing how the Bible comes alive when you make this slight correction in your reading. We do not all worship the same God. Don’t be deceived, brothers and sisters.

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Gold For Oil

28 01 2012

While no one was looking, India decided to ignore the embargo on Iran’s oil sales by buying directly with gold payments. Oil markets are stunned! This has the potential for totally collapsing the US economy and probably the entire western world economic system. Here is a DEBKAfile Exclusive Report:

India is the first buyer of Iranian oil to agree to pay for its purchases in gold instead of the US dollar, debkafile’s intelligence and Iranian sources report exclusively.  Those sources expect China to follow suit. India and China take about one million barrels per day, or 40 percent of Iran’s total exports of 2.5 million bpd. Both are superpowers in terms of gold assets. 

By trading in gold, New Delhi and Beijing enable Tehran to bypass the upcoming freeze on its central bank’s assets and the oil embargo which the European Union’s foreign ministers agreed to impose Monday, Jan. 23. The EU currently buys around 20 percent of Iran’s oil exports.

The vast sums involved in these transactions are expected, furthermore, to boost the price of gold and depress the value of the dollar on world markets. (Read full article here)

The last phrase is the point. If oil goes off the dollar standard, the US loses one of its most important international positions. It is another result of the failure of the US Administration to  project strength. Weakness instead, has produced this crises and put us on the brink of economic chaos.

Two examples illustrate my point. First, every time President Obama tries to “talk” to Iran it only buys them more time to pursue their agenda, both for oil, and for nuclear weapons. Second, our President refuses to allow the new Keystone XL oil pipeline to connect Canadian oil to Houston, further weakening our global position. Canada would sell their oil to China if we default on the pipeline. We have enough oil and natural gas to completely stop buying Middle East oil. (See my earlier post for documentation: Drill Baby Drill – Now More Than Ever).

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and talked with me, saying to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great harlot who sits on many waters “with whom the kings of the earth committed fornication, and the inhabitants of the earth were made drunk with the wine of her fornication.” Revelation 17:1-2

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Iran Has The Bomb

14 11 2011

You may say this is premature, but please hear me out. Last Tuesday the IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency) released its long-awaited report on Iran. The report confirms in actual public fact what the various intelligence agencies have known for some time. There are three reasons to conclude that Iran now has several (at least low-level) atomic bombs.

First, the IAEA report confirms all the technology and expert advice is in the hands of Iran. Second, Israel and others have concluded they have all they need to build the bomb. Third, and this is the clincher, we know the above facts absolutely. It is logical to project a substantial degree of information that we don’t know that Iran has been able to hide, even from the IAEA. Therefore, we conclude that Iran likely has the bomb. Will they be reluctant to use it to wipe out Israel? Will they hesitate to use it against us? I don’t think so.

It is now a matter of timing. Israel can fly directly to Iran over Jordan and Iraq for the next six weeks. Then the US is out of Iraq and its airspace will likely be off limits to Israel. Does Israel have the luxury of waiting for further diplomatic efforts to play out? Can Israel depend on heavier sanctions to take effect? I don’t think so.

Now let us consider Bible prophecy. We have said often that the coming Psalm 83 War does not include Iran. It is primarily the Arab countries that touch Israel’s borders that are listed in the Psalm. Iran does not rise to its place in prophecy until the Ezekiel 38 & 39 Gog and Magog War. Iran (Persia) appears there along with Libya, Sudan and Turkey. Iran’s present threat is premature when viewed from a prophetic context. Therefore, it is likely that Iran will suffer a temporary setback that will make them a non-player in the imminent Psalm 83 conflict. Israel will have to act very soon. The ancient hatred against Yehovah God is arising in our day with vengeance. The spirit of Amalek is on the loose. Wicked men oppose God’s eternal purpose for Israel and all His people who love His Son, the Messiah. Will hell’s goal to defeat Yehovah and Yeshua ben Yehovah succeed? I DON’T THINK SO!

Again a message came to me from Yehovah: “Son of man, turn and face Mount Seir, and prophesy against its people. Give them this message from the Sovereign Yehovah: “I am your enemy, O Mount Seir, and I will raise my fist against you to destroy you completely. I will demolish your cities and make you desolate. Then you will know that I am Yehovah. “Your eternal hatred for the people of Israel led you to butcher them when they were helpless, when I had already punished them for all their sins.” Ezekiel 35:1-5 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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