Israel Safe for Tourism

7 12 2022

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Contrary to public opinion, Israel is #5 in Safe Nations for Tourism. Israel is #5 safest out of the 50 top tourism nations. When someone plans a trip to Israel they are inevitably asked or warned about safety. However, actual statistics in the Jerusalem Post contradict the propaganda narrative. As antisemitism rises in all western countries, Israel’s tourism is expanding.

Israel is 5th safest country in the world for tourists – study – According to this study, Israel is the fifth safest among the 50 countries in the world most widely visited by tourists. No, you didn’t read that wrong. The fifth safest, not the fifth most unsafe country to visit. Turns out that the question that many first-time visitors to Israel are asked by friends and relatives when they reveal their plans to visit – “Are you sure it’s safe?” – is misplaced. Not only is it safe, but it is very safe; safer, in fact, than visiting the US (ranked 30), Canada (21), Australia (18), France (15) and the United Kingdom (10). Israel’s overall safety index was -60.22, giving it a grade of A. Only Switzerland, the Netherlands, Denmark and Singapore were considered safer, with the last two countries earning an A+ grade.

One explanation for the confusion is the media propaganda against Israel, a sort of soft anti-Semitism. The narrative in U.S. universities is overwhelmingly pro-Palestinian. The most common slogan heard is “From river to the sea, Palestine will be free!” This literally means the end of Israel. They demand that all of Israel, not just the “West Bank”, be given to Arab Palestinians. A second heavy influence on the narrative is the continual resolutions streaming out of the UN against Israel. Keep in mind that there are 56 Muslim nations to one Israel. Anytime there is a vote in the UN General Assembly it is stacked against Israel. These resolutions are picked up by the media supporting the anti-Israel narrative. Thirdly, anti-Semitism is blowing up around the world as the anti-Christ, and anti-God demonic spirit is spreading exponentially. 

In light of this, what should we do? Where are we to stand? Once again we conclude that we will stand with Israel. Praise God for the occasional good report. So visit Israel when you can, but especially pray for the peace of Jerusalem and bless Israel. Pray that our nation will bless Israel. Remember the boomerang effect: Those who bless Israel will be blessed. No wonder Israel is the 5th safest country for tourists to visit. We live and stand in victory in the Holy Spirit realm!

The Whole Armor of God – “A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                       (Read more)





70,000 New Israelis

1 12 2022

Aliyah Day 2022

Today is ALIYAH DAY in Israel, celebrating 70,000 new immigrants in the past year! That is the most in twenty years. Aliyah means “ascent” or the act of going up. It is used in the Bible in reference to going up to Jerusalem for the Feasts of Yehovah, three times a year for Passover, Pentecost (Shavuot), and for Tabernacles (Sukkot). No matter where you live in Israel you have to go up to get to Jerusalem on the mountain ridge.

Aliyah (Hebrew: עֲלִיָּה ʿălīyyā, lit. ’ascent’) is the immigration of Jews from the diaspora to, historically, the geographical Land of Israel, which is in the modern era chiefly represented by the State of Israel. Traditionally described as “the act of going up” (towards the Jewish holy city of Jerusalem), moving to the Land of Israel or “making aliyah” is one of the most basic tenets of Zionism. Wikipedia

This year approximately 35,000 Russian Jews and 20,000 Ukrainian Jews made aliyah. This is an example of how God advances his purpose even in war times. He is calling His people back to Israel from all over the world. It is one of the great miracles of our day! After 1800 years of scattering among the nations we are now seeing the regathering. “Hear the word of Yehovah, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ‘He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’ “ Jeremiah 31:10

Yom Ha’aliyah: Israel welcomes over 70 thousand immigrants since November 2021 – Over the past decade 6,440 physicians, 2,552 nurses, and 22,400 engineers moved to Israel and 22,000 immigrants enlisted in the IDF. In honor of the holiday, the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption released some interesting data about immigration to Israel. Over the past decade, over 22 thousand immigrants enlisted in the IDF; 15 thousand of them were considered lone soldiers whose parents are not in the country. In the past decade 6,440 physicians, 1,448 dentists, and 2,552 nurses made aliyah. In addition, around 22,400 engineers immigrated to Israel and 2,140 workers joined Israeli hi-tech with the Ministry’s help. 11,537 teachers immigrated to Israel.

“Fear not, for I am with you; ​​I will bring your descendants from the east, ​​ and gather you from the west; ​​I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ ​​and to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ ​​Bring My sons from afar, ​​ and My daughters from the ends of the earth—”  Isaiah 43:5-6

Hallelujah! God is keeping His word to His people in this time of restoration. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and abundant rains this season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)




Two Plus Two Equals Five

17 11 2022

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Our culture is on a rampage rejecting absolute truth. Instead of searching for the truth, now everybody get to have their “own truth.” This is the direct result of rejecting Yehovah God and His guidebook, the Bible. Christians know that truth is a person, the Messiah and Son of God, Jesus. Destroying truth is just another way of crucifying Jesus.

“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

There is an old joke about defining someone who is neurotic: “A normal person knows 2+2=4. A crazy person says 2+2=5. A neurotic person knows that 2+2=4, but it bothers him.” However, in our post-Biblical culture, no one knows what is true. By rebelling from God’s truth, our “enlightened” age reverses and redefines reality to our great eternal loss. This is particularly evident in politics. Here are just three examples of reversing reality in rebellion to God’s truth.

  1. Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 – It is all about spending for climate change and actually increases inflation.

  2. Vice President Harris: ‘The Border Is Secure’ – Over two million illegal crossings this year! FBI Director Contradicts Mayorkas’ Claim That Border Is ‘Secure’

  3. The Respect for Marriage Act Is a Win for Equality – This bill rejects God’s definition of marriage and should be called the Disrespect for Marriage Act.  

Perverting truth creates a lie. The reason it is so difficult to prove lies today is that we live in an altered reality where truth has been reversed. We have abandoned absolute truth from God. Therefore we live in darkness and confusion. As this verse concludes, we end up with bitterness. 

“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

Our nation needs to repent to Yehovah God. We need to pray for the third Great Awakening. We need to invite Messiah Jesus into the hearts of our nation and beg for His forgiveness. He died for us all and loves the whole world. Invite Him in!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for abundant rain this season. Also, pray for the new Netanyahu government to be sworn in next week.

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Remember or Mention God’s Mighty Deliverance?

12 11 2022

Michael Masambu of Kenya has blessed us this week in the Raleigh area concluding tomorrow (11-13-22) at Grace Assembly of God Wake Forest at 11am and again at Issachar Forum at Milton’s Restaurant Wake Forest at 6pm.

“How often they provoked Him in the wilderness, And grieved Him in the desert! Yes, again and again they tempted God,  and LIMITED the Holy One of Israel. They did not REMEMBER His power: The day when He redeemed them from the enemy,”  Psalm 78:40-42

Michael taught that Israel failed because they limited God. Psalm 78:40-72 tells of God’s judgement against Israel because they did not “remember” His great deliverances from Egypt, the wilderness and the Red Sea. But, more than memory, the Hebrew meaning includes “to mention” or “give witness” of His mighty acts. They certainly had the memory of His acts, but failed to connect His past power to His present or future deliverance. They limited God to the past! We make the same mistake. We must speak of His past works with the belief that He will do the same now. The Bible is full of teaching about the power of the tongue, confessing our faith verbally. Memory is only helpful if it informs our present faith. The purpose of memory is far more than history. It is the foundation of our present and future confidence in Yehovah God.

Let us not only remember His glory, but declare, proclaim, give witness, and testify of our mighty miracle working God.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Blood Moon, Israel, and the U.S.

4 11 2022

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Election day morning in the U.S. is a blood moon total eclipse. Does this mean anything prophetically? The next total eclipse is not until March 14, 2025. Israel has just elected a new solid conservative Zionist government with Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister. Israel will not see the eclipse, but we will. I believe Israel has come out of the shadow of the moon which symbolically refers to the influence of Islam, which worships the moon god. A Muslim Brotherhood party was part of the failed “unity” government of the past year and a half, for the first time in modern Israel. This is over.

TWO TRENDS

I see two trends in the election victory for Biblical Zionists who believe the Land of Israel was given to the Jews by Yehovah God Himself. First, it fits with the global trend toward conservative values, and nationalism versus globalism. Second, young people voting conservative was a big part of the victory.

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Both of these trends apply to the United States as well. I hope that the blood moon eclipse indicates that we are also coming out of the darkness and depression of the pandemic, corruption, and political strife. Does the timing of the blood red moon coincide with a red wave election here? Conservative family and national values are certainly the platform of one party. The divide between Republican and Democrat policy vision has never been more stark and clear. I am encouraging and urging everyone I know to get out and vote. It is our Biblical duty, as I shared last week.

“He who is often rebuked and stiffens his neck Will be destroyed suddenly, with no remedy. When the righteous thrive, the people rejoice; But when the wicked rule, the people groan. … The king by justice makes the land stable, But he who takes bribes tears it down.”  Proverbs 29:1-2, 4 HNV

A few months ago I heard the Lord say He was raising up Samsons, who had been removed from their position by judgement, but through repentance and heart change were being restored. Netanyahu was one of those and I believe Trump is another, pending his response to the deep work of God in his heart. Pray for them both. They each have a place in God’s last day’s purpose.

Oh, and one more thing. Please listen to the Holy Spirit and then VOTE!

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The God Who Raises Up Kings

28 10 2022

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Yehovah is the God who not only raises up kings but also removes kings. Israel will elect a new government in four days. America will do the same on November 8. It is our privilege and sacred duty to vote. Yet, even in our system, God is the One who decides who rules over us. He uses our votes or lack of voting in giving us the government He chooses. It is not fatalism, but Divine Providence. The mystery is that God’s will is somehow interlaced with our choice of who we vote for and indeed whether or not we vote at all.

“And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding.”  Daniel 2:21

For Bible believers, it is shameful to not vote. Every cycle there are millions of believers who fail to vote. It would literally turn the tide for righteousness if we would seek God and vote accordingly. It is higher than politics. It is our obedience to God. We know to pray for our leaders, but after prayer we must walk out our faith with the courage of our convictions. We do not live in a monarchy or dictatorship. Praise God! But, since we carry the power of the vote, we also carry the responsibility of the results. Here is the Scripture principle.

“When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice; But when a wicked man rules, the people groan.”  Proverbs 29:2

The choice has never been more stark between light and darkness, between righteousness and evil. One stands for death, child sacrifice, perversion, and licentiousness. The other, although not perfect, at least stands for family, God, and country. Furthermore one party is rapidly turning against Israel while the other has taken the lead in supporting Israel.

“Now when Moses saw that the people were unrestrained (for Aaron had not restrained them, to their shame among their enemies), then Moses stood in the entrance of the camp, and said, “Whoever is on Yehovah’s side—come to me!” And all the sons of Levi gathered themselves together to him.”  Exodus 32:25-26

Please vote!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and abundant rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Israel Election Zionist Wave in One Week?

24 10 2022

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Israel will form a new government after November 1, possibly with Benjamin Netanyahu as Prime Minister. We pray for a Biblical Zionist wave in Israel. As we watch the U.S. midterm elections in two weeks, there seems to be a red wave building for the Republicans. There is a somewhat global trend of conservative victories and potential ones. Italy is one of most recent victories, along with the conservative Bolsonaro of Brazil who made it the final election, scheduled for October 30. The global trend is about God and country, family and nationalism. The call for “America First” applies in other countries as well. There is a recoil from globalism and the push for one-world governance. As I have said before: God is a nationalist, not a globalist. Nations are His idea. He sets the times for their existence and even their national boundaries.

“And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings,”  Acts 17:26

I pray that this trend will appear in Israel also. Netanyahu and the right wing are not simply conservative, but they are Zionists. They believe God has given them the Promised Land with the boundaries defined by Him. Shockingly, and surprising to many Christians, the liberal left in Israel does not believe God is doing it. They are perfectly okay with dividing up the land for “peace” with the Palestinians. This is wrong on two counts. Historically, every time they have given up land they get more rockets, not peace. Secondly, God Himself will judge those who divide the land.

“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

The latest new poll in Israel from Channel 14 News shows the right with 62 seats of the 120 members of the Knesset (parliament). Another new poll shows exactly 60. That is why we pray for a Zionist wave election. Please pray, only one week!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and plentiful rains this season.

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What is Jesus’ Last Name?

15 10 2022

 

 

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This is not a trick question. I challenge you to give this some thought based on the Bible. Most people would probably say His last name is Christ, and they would be wrong. Christ means Messiah, the anointed, promised One. It describes His calling, His qualification to be our Savior. The name Jesus means salvation, but it is still His actual name.

“And she will bring forth a Son, and you shall call His name JESUS, for He will save His people from their sins.”  Matthew 1:21

Do you know His last name? Did you know He has a last name? Do you know the Father’s name? Is it possible there is a “family name”? Here is the verse that changed my whole perspective.

“Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know?”  Proverbs 30:4

Most people know the name of the Son, Jesus, but relatively few people know the Father’s name. I have taught much on the subject and wrote a book about the name of God, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. Here is the optimum verse declaring His name. Note that I have changed the mistranslation of “LORD” to Yehovah. Jews traditionally do not pronounce His name, and Bible translators yield to that custom. But, the actual word in Hebrew is His name, Yehovah. That name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text. Wow! We have really missed something critically important.

Moreover God said to Moses, “Thus you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘Yehovah God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you. This is My name forever, and this is My memorial to all generations.’”  Exodus 3:15

Do you realize that the name Johnson came from a man named John who had a son who came to be called John’s son? Thus, the family surname was passed to their descendants. Let me suggest that the same is true with Yehovah. His Son, Jesus, has a first name and a last if you follow me. You might say His name is Jesus Yehovahson. Or, in Hebrew: Yeshua ben Yehovah, which is Yeshua, Son of Yehovah. Jesus carries “the family name.” He had laid it is aside, with His deity, according to Philippians 2. 

“Therefore God also has highly exalted Him and given Him the name which is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those in heaven, and of those on earth, and of those under the earth, and that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Yehovah, to the glory of God the Father.  Philippians 2:9-11

Again, I have changed Lord to Yehovah. I believe this verse is connected to Isaiah 45:23 where the exact phrase is used by Yehovah concerning Himself. After Jesus had obeyed His Father to the extreme point of His death on the cross, Yehovah then exalted Jesus back to His place in the family. The name of Jesus is exalted because the Father restored Jesus to the family name, Yehovah. Pray about this and see if the Holy Spirit (of Yehovah) confirms it your own heart.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain on the land of Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Feasting, Celebration, and Hope

9 10 2022

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The Biblical Feast of Tabernacles starts at sundown tonight, October 9th. Jews all over the world remember the sojourn in the wilderness after deliverance from Egypt. Even in 2022 many Jews will sleep outside tonight in little makeshift tabernacles, called sukkahs in Hebrew, as a reminder. But, is there a future meaning? Yes. Are Christians obligated to keep this feast? No, we observe it in solidarity with the Jews voluntarily, rejoicing that we have been grafted in to the commonwealth of Israel. We are not required to keep the Mosaic law, (see Acts 15).

Christians believe Jesus fulfilled the spring feasts of Passover and the summer feast of Pentecost (Shavuot). The fall feasts will also be fulfilled by His Second Coming. How specifically does He fulfill Tabernacles? Since it is the harvest feast, it speaks of the great end-time harvest of souls. But, it also speaks of the marriage supper of the Lamb. The most wonderful feast of all history is when we sit down with Him after He establishes His Kingdom on earth. The book of Hebrews calls this the “blessed hope.”

For the grace of God that brings salvation has appeared to all men, teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.”  Titus 2:11-14

Tabernacles is a seven day feast ending next Sunday at sundown. Let your week be filled with hope of the soon return of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, Yeshua the Messiah! Celebrate the coming Kingdom!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for the watering of the Land of Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





The Lamb on the Mercy Seat

2 10 2022

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The Day of Atonement begins this year on Tuesday October 4, at sundown, and ends Wednesday at sundown. After the sounding of trumpets, we are now in the ten days of awe, which is a time of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur or Atonement. It is the time of the sacrifice for the nation of Israel. I would also like to think it can apply to the U.S. as well. As we approach the November 1 Israeli election, it is quickly followed by the mid-term election here. Repentance is in order for both nations. Two thoughts are stirring in my heart regarding the prophetic timing of these events.

  1. Passover was fulfilled by Yeshua as the Passover Lamb, but Atonement, Yom Kippur, is fulfilled by Yeshua as the Great High Priest. He was the Lamb on earth, but in Heaven He is the priest who approaches the Mercy Seat and presents the blood of the Lamb, His own blood, as the eternal payment for our sins and the sins of the world. Yehovah God has provided the Lamb and the Mercy Seat as the righteous resolution to the sin problem for all who look on the Messiah with acceptance.
  2. Yom Kippur occurring right before the election emphasizes the need for national humility and national repentance. This is a sober time indeed, as we face daunting threats from every side. Remember that the battle is not on the human level, but spiritual wickedness in high places.

“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.”  Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT

Pray for a great harvest of souls in both nations and around the world. Also, pray for humble repentance for all leaders and the people, that Yehovah would show His mercy and turn our lands from evil. He is always looking for any opportunity to extend His mercy and forgiveness to all who ask. Pray for a visitation of God of epic Biblical proportions!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in the new rainy season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Hypocrisy, Coffee, and My Life Verse

26 08 2022

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This is from our “You can’t make this up” Department. Starbucks promoted mail-in ballots for politics, but view them as untrustworthy for their own union elections. Starbucks is not even faithful to their own stance, but two-faced when it affects the bottom line. What hypocrisy! My emphasis for decades has been the faithfulness of God. He is always the same, immutable, unchangeable. You cannot separate faith from faithfulness. If you truly believe God, you will live like you believe; that is faithfulness.

“If we are faithless, He remains faithful; He cannot deny Himself.” 2 Timothy 2:13

He cannot deny Himself! He is always faithful no matter what we do. He does not follow us, He leads us by example. He is the model; we are not. This brings me to my main point of my life verse.

“But without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is, and that He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.” Hebrews 11:6

There are two requirements of faith here. First, we must believe God exists. That’s easy. Even the demons know He exists, and they tremble. That is not enough!

“You believe that there is one God. You do well. Even the demons believe—and tremble! But do you want to know, O foolish man, that faith without works is dead?” James 2:19-20

My life verse has guided me for over sixty years. God is a rewarder! He who comes to God must believe that He exists AND secondly; we must believe that He is a REWARDER of those who really seek Him. Have you ever accused God of letting you down? Are you tempted to believe the fault for your failures lies with Him? Do you project your own unfaithfulness onto God?

The wonderful news is that He is always faithful, even when we are not! If you keep seeking Him, He will never let you down. He is faithful. Yehovah God is faithful. Jesus is faithful. Holy Spirit is faithful! Repent. Trust Him. Believe that He will absolutely reward your seeking of Him. Live for Him!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Pay to Slay Still in Force

13 08 2022

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The Palestinian Authority has paid nearly $1.5 million to terrorist murderers in the “pay to slay” scheme of rewarding terrorists for murdering Jews. Most of this comes from western nations grants for the “two-state” idea, which is a complete non-starter because both sides claim the entire land of Israel. Trump stopped the U.S. payments but Biden restored the money pipeline. The truth must prevail. God Himself has already spoken about who owns the land. The following is an excerpt from several news accounts.

The PA Has Already Paid $1,421,940 to the Terrorists Who Blew Up the Sbarro Pizza ShopAugust 9, 2022, marked 21 years since the attack on the Sbarro pizza restaurant in Jerusalem. Fifteen people were murdered, including five members of one family, and 130 people were injured.

As a reward for carrying out the attack, the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays a total of $8,937 (27,800 shekels) each month to the five imprisoned terrorists and the families of the three dead terrorists who were involved in the attack. The current total paid to the terrorists is $1,421,940. The monthly payment to each terrorist will continue to rise the longer the terrorists are in prison.

Every month, the PA pays terrorist Abdallah Barghouti 7,300 shekels ($2,347).Every month, the PA pays terroristJamal Abu Al-Hij8,300 shekels ($2,668). Having now completed 20 years in prison, this month Abu Al-Hija’s will rise to 8,300 shekels from 7,300 shekels. More details at:  “the Algemeiner”

The evil unrighteousness of that system must be exposed and stopped. It is the sin of Judas who betrayed Jesus for thirty pieces of silver.

Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself.

The leading priests picked up the coins. “It wouldn’t be right to put this money in the Temple treasury,” they said, “since it was payment for murder.” After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter’s field, and they made it into a cemetery for foreigners. That is why the field is still called the Field of Blood. This fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah that says,

“They took the thirty pieces of silver—the price at which he was valued by the people of Israel, and purchased the potter’s field, as Yehovah directed.”  Matthew 27:5-10 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Terrorism on the Ninth of Av

6 08 2022

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361 rockets fired from Gaza since Friday. 70 of them fell in Gaza. (Now 936 rockets, 160 landed in Gaza – updated Sunday 5pm Eastern) Tonight Jews in Jerusalem are mourning in observance of the Ninth of Av (Tisha B’Av), which remembers the destruction of both Solomon’s and Herod’s Temples. Many other Jewish catastrophes occurred on the same date. But this day is a new attack from the age-old enemy.

One of the misfired rockets landed in a Gaza refugee camp, killing at least four children. When 20% of Gaza rockets never get out of Gaza it is bound to happen. Israel has released video proof. This also reveals the priority of the terrorists. There “calling” to kill Jews and destroy Israel is more important than civilian deaths. They intentionally target civilians. In fact, that is the very definition of terrorism. By terrifying civilians they accomplish more than engaging in a military against military attack which they will lose. They count killing civilians as “courageous” victories, and those who die trying our “holy martyrs.”

The Temple and Terrorism – A Dangerous Mix – Conditions are ripe, on the eve of a Temple-centred Jewish commemorative day, for an eruption of violence from Islamist terrorist groups, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad.

Israel strikes and kills another top Islamic Jihad commander in Gaza – After assassination of terror group’s north Gaza commander, IDF kills southern counterpart Khaled Mansour; senior officer says Israel believes it has taken out entire PIJ top brass.

IDF: All senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza eliminated – The IDF confirmed on Saturday night that senior Islamic Jihad operative Khaled Mansour had been eliminated by an IDF airstrike and that to the best of their knowledge, all senior Islamic Jihad officials in Gaza had been taken down as well.

This would be a good time to pray the Psalm 83 prayer that I explained in my recent post, Pray Psalm 83 For God’s Victory

“Do to them as you did to the Midianites and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River.”  Psalm 83:9

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Parent and Senior Adult Challenge

29 07 2022

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If you use a computer or a smartphone you can have a blessing ministry to your children. When Michael Masambu was with us a month ago, he challenged us to speak God’s words into our children and grandchildren with God’s blessing. We can all do that.

Well, today I began my blessing project for my own family. It is just a simple group text with a short word of wisdom, a Bible verse, or even just a “Grampa joke.” I won’t do it so often that it gets old for them, but try to keep it interesting. Even though I have authored eight books, they may not read them. But a sentence or two is enough to sow a seed. Here is the link to “The Blessing” by Kari Jobe & Cody Carnes.

Here is the first one I sent today: This text is GT#1 of random Grampa texts of wisdom and humor that I will be sending just to family. I hope you like them, but even if you don’t, I am still “the Grampa!” (sung like “Tra-di-tion!” from Fiddler on the Roof.) There is no set order or timing. You will get one when you least expect. Here is the first one, a very important truth. – If you want to understand God, you need to learn to “stand-under” God.

This affords us the opportunity to share a legacy with our posterity. Anyone can do it. You may not have great financial wealth to leave, but what is greater than the wisdom of Yehovah from many years? Why not start your own legacy blessing for your family?

“A good man leaves an inheritance to his children’s children, But the wealth of the sinner is stored up for the righteous.”  Proverbs 13:22

“Children’s children are the crown of old men; and the glory of children are their fathers.”  Proverbs 17:6

“Only take heed to yourself, and diligently keep yourself, lest you forget the things your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And teach them to your children and your grandchildren,”  Deuteronomy 4:9

“But the mercy of Yehovah is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;”  Psalm 103:17

“All your children shall be taught by Yehovah, And great shall be the peace of your children.” Isaiah 54:13

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for your children!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Pray Psalm 83 For God’s Victory

23 07 2022

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THE PSALM 83 PRAYER – Over the years I have often referenced “The Psalm 83 War.” But today let us look at the specific prayer of that prophetic Psalm. It shows us how to pray in light of today’s headlines. The war prophesied is now clear in modern Israel’s history where the nations listed have been at war since 1948. But the specific prayer request of Psalm 83 is that Yehovah would defeat their enemies through confusion and panic.

Do to them as you did to the Midianites and as you did to Sisera and Jabin at the Kishon River. Psalm 83:9

This verse refers to two victories of Israel. One was with Gideon over the Midianites and the other was of Deborah and Barak over Canaanite kings. Both instances involve the enemy in panic and confusion. In Gideon’s case the Midianites rose up and killed each other in the confusion. I believe this is the prayer we should use today for Israel’s enemies and for our own enemies.

This even applies politically. As we pray for mercy on our nation, God is bringing panic and confusion to the enemies of truth and justice. Biblical morality is rejected by our cultural elites. But it’s not over. I pray for a great awakening of the Holy Spirit of God. Those who love the truth will awake and see God’s plan. Those who lie will be consumed in their lies.

“And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. 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 2:8-12

NOW THE GOOD NEWS

“But we are bound to give thanks to God always for you, brethren beloved by the Lord, because God from the beginning chose you for salvation through sanctification by the Spirit and belief in the truth, to which He called you by our gospel, for the obtaining of the glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Therefore, brethren, stand fast and hold the traditions which you were taught, whether by word or our epistle. Now may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself, and our God and Father, who has loved us and given us everlasting consolation and good hope by grace, comfort your hearts and establish you in every good word and work.”  2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

For several years I taught that it would end in a final victorious battle for Israel. However, I now see that I was wrong. It is ending with the Abraham Accords. Peace is coming through mutual interests of Israel and their Arab neighbors for self defense and for economic reasons. As Arab leaders make peace for their countries with Israel, pray that the terrorists will meet the same fate prophesied in Psalm 83.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





You Are Not Good, You Are Stubborn

18 07 2022

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Why did Yehovah God give the land of Canaan to Israel? Was Israel righteous? As a matter of fact, they were not. There are two reasons Yehovah blessed Israel with the Holy Land. He revealed these reasons just as Joshua led them across the Jordan River into the glorious land! 1. The previous inhabitants were so wicked they lost their right to the land. 2. God had made an unconditional promise, an oath, to their ancestors and He does not lie. Therefore they would receive the promised Land.

“After Yehovah your God has done this for you, don’t say in your hearts, ‘Yehovah has given us this land because we are such good people!’ No, it is because of the wickedness of the other nations that he is pushing them out of your way. It is not because you are so good or have such integrity that you are about to occupy their land. Yehovah your God will drive these nations out ahead of you only because of their wickedness, and to fulfill the oath he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. You must recognize that Yehovah your God is not giving you this good land because you are good, for you are not—you are a stubborn people.”  Deuteronomy 9:4-6 NLT

You Are Not Good. – Have you notice the popularity of the phrase: “I’m good?” We say it all the time when a waiter asks if we want anything else. I like to good naturedly contradict my friends once in awhile when they say it. “Only God is good!”

“Why do you call me good?” Jesus asked. “Only God is truly good. “Mark 10:18 NLT

You Are Stubborn. – Why do we fight so hard against yielding to Jesus? It is because we are born with the sin nature of selfishness. We are naturally stubborn. Only by being born again in Jesus by the Holy Spirit are we empowered to overcome our old nature. This verse is more profound than we realize:

“Rebellion is as sinful as witchcraft, and stubbornness as bad as worshiping idols. So because you have rejected the command of Yehovah, he has rejected you as king.” 1 Samuel 15:23 NLT

This judgement was spoken to King Saul, but it applies to all of us about our own rebellion and stubbornness. Here is the profound revelation. How is stubbornness like idol worship? It is because we worship our own will and opinion above God’s. We make ourselves the idol in place of Yehovah God! Praise Yeshua our Messiah that we are forgiven and given new life through Him!

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

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





3 Quick Updates

14 07 2022

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  1. My first reaction to President Biden’s Israel visit is good. He generally said the right things other than still holding out for the “two state” idea, which is virtually dead by all accounts. His joint Jerusalem Declaration with Interim Prime Minister Lapid confirmed Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and neglected any idea of dividing the city. He even said his visit to a Palestinian hospital did not indicate any change of status for the U.S. position on Jerusalem. He had a very warm handshake with Netanyahu and a short meeting. We pray now for good news tomorrow in Saudi Arabia. Perhaps against his personal wishes, President Biden is clearly promoting the Abraham Accords. I have stated all along that God is in these Accords and man cannot block what Yehovah is doing.

    “We made a mistake walking away from US influence in the Middle East”“No change in policy implied” by American-only visit to eastern Jerusalem, says Biden.

  2. I was recently interviewed on a popular podcast by my friend and Messianic leader Myles Weiss. We spoke of the Abraham Accords and other prophetic fulfillments. You can listen Here: To Life! The Hope Behind the Headlines 
  3. I apologize, but we have to change Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank back to Tuesday nights. Milton’s Restaurant reversed their announced plan to open Sunday nights. Therefore we will convene at 6pm each Tuesday beginning July 19th. The YouTube version will also be uploaded on Tuesdays from that date. You can always click on the YouTube logo for the link.

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Please pray for the peace of Jerusalem, especially this week!

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Gog and Magog? …Nope.

2 07 2022

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This picture is a new 28 mile long wall (27 feet tall) being built right now, in Israel, to keep out terrorists from the West Bank. It is not on the border, but within Israel. This is proof that the Gog & Magog War of Ezekiel 38 cannot happen at this time. It is impossible, even though many prophetic buffs are excited that Gog & Magog is about to start. In addition to this wall, there are many other walls, fences, barriers, and checkpoints controlling access to Israel. Those who ignore the literal language of Ezekiel’s prophecy are making a mistake.

“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 ascend, coming like a storm, covering the land like a cloud, you and all your troops and many peoples with you.”

‘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’—” Ezekiel 38:8-11

Seven different phrases that do not apply in 2022. During Ramadan six weeks ago, five terrorist attacks murdered 19 Israelis. Is that the peace of the above verses? I think not.

The error of overlooking this extraordinary time of peace leads to other errors of prophetic interpretation. Some are missing the significance of the Abraham Accords because they are looking for imminent war. On the contrary, they should expect imminent peace. Even next week when President Biden is in Israel and Saudi Arabia there will be new announcements of agreements between Israel and the Saudis. I don’t believe the Saudi’s can join the accords until the expected passing of King Salman. But after that expect MBS (the Crown Prince, Mohammed bin Salman) to fast track many different reconciliations with Israel. Tourism and mutual defense against Iran are the main drivers of this unfolding peace. MBS is making massive investments in tourism, especially in ancient Midian on the Red Sea. This is the most compelling location of Mt. Sinai. Talk about a tourism magnet!

Mt. Sinai in Saudi Arabia | FULL EPISODE – Enjoy!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, rain, and a Yehovah fearing new Prime Minister after the election November 1.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

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Israel Government Falls

27 06 2022

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My prediction was off by one week. The coalition has decided to disband and go to new elections in Israel, which will be around November 1. Even today they are debating how to proceed. The opposition led by Netanyahu are attempting to form a new government from the current Knesset. They only have a day or so to before the final vote to dissolve the Knesset and go to elections.

It is changing hour by hour. My prayer is that God will raise up His leader for Israel. I still favor Netanyahu, but we will see if God favors him. The Lord recently spoke to me that He is raising up Sampson’s in these days to fulfill their original callings that were short circuited by sin and disobedience. Samson did not deserve to be restored for his final victory, but God’s word had to be vindicated because God does not lie.

“Then Samson called to Yehovah, saying, “O Lord Yehovah, remember me, I pray! Strengthen me, I pray, just this once, O God, that I may with one blow take vengeance on the Philistines for my two eyes!” And Samson took hold of the two middle pillars which supported the temple, and he braced himself against them, one on his right and the other on his left. Then Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” And he pushed with all his might, and the temple fell on the lords and all the people who were in it. So the dead that he killed at his death were more than he had killed in his life.” Judges 16:28-30

Some “Samsons” are unrepentant, but for those who repent, God is able to raise them up once again to fulfill their purpose. We need to pray for God to restore the Samsons in our nations. We need all hands on deck for the spiritual warfare of these momentous days of shaking. Perhaps even now the house of God’s enemies will fall in a mighty deliverance. It may be that both Trump and Netanyahu were set aside by God for personal reasons. But He is able to raise them up again if they deal with the issues of their own hearts. We pray for Yehovah God’s divine purpose to be accomplished above all.

“Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; But we will remember the name of Yehovah our God.” Psalm 20:7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and timely rain in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists.           (Read more)





I Was Wrong; But it’s Inevitable

17 06 2022

So, Israel’s coalition government is still standing after one year. I was wrong. I was wrong. I was wrong. A mishmash collection of conflicting parties beat my prediction. A year ago I predicted it would collapse in the first year (not “thus says the Lord”). But even now its end is near. Even the Prime Minister says it will probably not last two weeks.

Bennett warns coalition will collapse within a week or two unless MKs end rebellion – On 1st anniversary of taking power, PM says ruling bloc members ‘haven’t internalized’ importance of the hour; Netanyahu claims premier fighting for his job, not the country.

Shaked pressuring Bennett: Agree to right-wing government in the current Knesset – If his government disintegrates, Bennett will consider joining a right-wing government led by Netanyahu.

The current eight member coalition includes a Communist party, a Muslim Brotherhood party, other liberals, and a couple conservative parties who betrayed their own voters by linking with the extremists. Therefore its collapse is still inevitable. We pray for a new government that will listen to the God of Israel in all of its decisions. It’s not over. Yehovah has the final say!

Why did I stand on a chair? As a young father (and rookie Pastor) of three young girls, God spoke to me very clearly one evening as I was washing my hands before supper. It was not audible, but nevertheless quite clear in my spirit. He said I was to stop burping at meals with my family. He pointed out that I would never do that at a dinner with the Mayor. He said I was dishonoring and disrespecting my wife and girls with the nasty habit. He said I should tell them what He had spoken. He then told me I was to stand on a chair and say: “I was wrong.” Three times! To say they were shocked is an understatement, but I have obeyed that instruction ever since.

I later realized how important it is for fathers to own up to their mistakes and failures. The example for my girls 40 years ago has born life-long fruit. Even today, in family gatherings, if I say something wrong, they will say: “On the chair, Dad!” It is now a warm memory and occasion for laughter and love. But, this is important for any leader. Don’t be so full of yourself. Walk in proper humility before all. We have the privilege of showing Jesus to the world. When some people see Jesus in us, it may be the first time they ever see Him.

I do not write these things to shame you, but as my beloved children I warn you.15 For though you might have ten thousand instructors in Christ, yet you do not have many fathers; for in Christ Jesus I have begotten you through the gospel. 16 Therefore I urge you, imitate me. — Imitate me, just as I also imitate Christ.” 1 Corinthians 4:14-16 and 1 Corinthians 11:1

“Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus,who, being in the form of God, did not consider it robbery to be equal with God, but made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.” Philippians 2:5-8

“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He will lift you up.”  James 4:10

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

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)





War Zone!

10 06 2022

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Give me a break. Does this picture look like a war zone? A witness at the January 6th “insurrection” hearing yesterday testified that she thought the Capital riot was “a war zone” with “carnage.” Coming four days after D-Day, I wonder how WW2 vets would compare what they witnessed in the actual war with the “carnage” of Jan. 6. Also, how many residents of Uvalde, Texas would agree that “carnage” or “war zone” was an apt description of the Capital riot.

The only death that day was an unarmed young female protester who was shot by a Capital policeman. No guns were seen among the 2,000 rioters. Not. A. War Zone.

Yes, it was a riot. It was illegal. It was wrong. In fact, it actually stopped the legal proceedings of Congress which were attempting to challenge the certifications of a few specific electors. The riot was counter productive to the Republican legal challenges. But still, it was not a war zone. That description is terribly dishonoring to the life sacrifices of our heroes of real war zones. I don’t like the cheap words.

My lane is Israel and prophecy. So, why am I bringing this up? Because lying and exaggerating for political propaganda has been used against Israel and the Jews throughout history. Even now, Israel fights lies and propaganda every day. Where are the reporters who only speak the truth? The Bible explains the age we are now experiencing.

We know we have rebelled and have denied Yehovah. We have turned our backs on our God. We know how unfair and oppressive we have been, carefully planning our deceitful lies. Our courts oppose the righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth stumbles in the streets, and honesty has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who renounces evil is attacked. Yehovah looked and was displeased to find there was no justice.” Isaiah 59:13-15 NLT

The best way to defeat lies is to speak truth. In fact, truth is a person. Jesus is the Way, the Truth, and the Life!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Upward in Idaho

30 05 2022

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Michael Masambu of Kenya, my brother Ken, and I just arrived in Sandpoint, Idaho. which is 60 miles from Canada, thus “upward.” The ministry at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, Idaho was powerful and anointed. Many thanks and blessings to Christopher and Debbie James who hosted with godly love and hospitality. It was a great honor to share in the ministry.

Our 400 mile drive to Sandpoint was some of the most gorgeous scenery on the planet and the fellowship was rich. Tomorrow, Michael will join the pastor’s lunch and then preach at a joint meeting at New Life Church (formerly Christian Center) at 7pm. All are welcome. Wednesday Michael moves on to the Tri-Cities in Washington.

Friday night at 7pm I will be ministering at River of Life Church in Sandpoint, concluding with Cocolalla Cowboy Church Sunday morning. Hope to see you there.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: You can be sure that I will rescue my people from the east and from the west. I will bring them home again to live safely in Jerusalem. They will be my people, and I will be faithful and just toward them as their God.” Zechariah 8:7-8 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





God is with Israel

21 05 2022

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The time is coming when ten people will grab the sleeve of one Jew and beg them to walk together with Yehovah God. Is this a proportional (10 to 1?) prophecy? I don’t know about that, but it tells a lot about the future of Israel. We know that He was with them in the past, but He is also with them in the future.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: In those days ten men from different nations and languages of the world will clutch at the sleeve of one Jew. And they will say, ‘Please let us walk with you, for we have heard that God is with you.’” Zechariah 8:23 NLT

Remember what Rahab, the prostitute, said when Joshua was entering the Promised Land? She immediately knew that God was with them and it was wise to join them in order to be blessed by their God.

and (Rahab) said to the men: “I know that Yehovah has given you the land, that the terror of you has fallen on us, and that all the inhabitants of the land are fainthearted because of you. For we have heard how Yehovah dried up the water of the Red Sea for you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were on the other side of the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom you utterly destroyed. And as soon as we heard these things, our hearts melted; neither did there remain any more courage in anyone because of you, for Yehovah your God, He is God in heaven above and on earth beneath. Joshua 2:8-11

These are two examples the fame of God reaching the ears of unbelievers. The literal “fear of the Lord” brought wisdom to Rahab. In the end times people will clamor for God’s blessing by physically traveling to Israel. In order for this prophecy to be fulfilled, the world will need to see and acknowledge that God is truly with Israel. This has begun with the miracle rebirth of the nation in 1948 and the reclaiming of Jerusalem in 1967. Millions of Jews are returning to their roots in Israel. From 600,000 Jews there in 1948 to over seven million in 2022. Israeli tourism is amazing, fulfilling God’s promises.

“This is what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies says: People from nations and cities around the world will travel to Jerusalem. The people of one city will say to the people of another, ‘Come with us to Jerusalem to ask Yehovah to bless us. Let’s worship Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies. I’m determined to go.’ Many peoples and powerful nations will come to Jerusalem to seek Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies and to ask for his blessing.” Zechariah 8:20-22

Even if you cannot travel to Israel, you can seek the blessing of the God of Israel. He has made it personal for each of us by offering the Messiah, His Son Yeshua. He loves us and wants to have a relationship with us that includes all His blessings. As the world watches God’s increasing favor on Israel and the Jewish people, they must recognize that God is with them.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and abundant rain in God’s timing. Also, please pray for my ministry in Idaho for the next two weeks.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





What Time Is It?

14 05 2022

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Timing is everything. What time is it now? Bible prophecy is always dependent on timing. Everything does not happen at once. Sequences of events lead chronologically step by step. Contrary to popular opinion, history is not circular, it is linear. Genesis is the account of “the beginning.” God has a purpose that has a beginning and ending. The end is His perfect Kingdom of righteousness with no sin, sickness, sorrow, or death. Consider these examples.

  1. Biblical Esther came for “such a time as this.” For her, it was a critical role in the literal saving of the Jewish race. She was willing to die, “to perish,” if necessary. As I prepare to speak in two weeks at the Arise and Shine Conference at Living Waters Ranch in Challis, Idaho, this theme is on my heart. “If you keep quiet at a time like this, deliverance and relief for the Jews will arise from some other place, but you and your relatives will die. Who knows if perhaps you were made queen for just such a time as this?” Esther 4:14 NLT
  2. The tribe of Issachar “understood the times” and knew what Israel ought to do. How many Christians today know what time it is? Are Christians like the Pharisees?
    “One day the Pharisees and Sadducees came to test Jesus, demanding that he show them a miraculous sign from heaven to prove his authority. He replied, “You know the saying, ‘Red sky at night means fair weather tomorrow; red sky in the morning means foul weather all day.’ You know how to interpret the weather signs in the sky, but you don’t know how to interpret the signs of the times!” Matthew 16:1-3 NLT
  3. Jesus Himself even had to wait for the timing of His death. He is also waiting for the timing of His return, known only to the Father. He often said His time was not yet, until it became “the time.” You go up to this feast. I am not yet going up to this feast, for My time has not yet fully come.” When He had said these things to them, He remained in Galilee.” John 7:8-9 But then later… Jesus replied, “Now the time has come for the Son of Man to enter into his glory. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat is planted in the soil and dies, it remains alone. But its death will produce many new kernels—a plentiful harvest of new lives.” John 12:23-24 NLT
  4. It is high time to wake up! And do this, knowing the time, that now it is high time to awake out of sleep; for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed. The night is far spent, the day is at hand. Therefore let us cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armor of light. Let us walk properly, as in the day, not in revelry and drunkenness, not in lewdness and lust, not in strife and envy. But put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh, to fulfill its lusts.” Romans 13:11-14

So, where are we on this timeline? I believe we are at a crossroads for our nation. It is time to wake up, stand up, and speak up for the Kingdom of Yehovah God and His Messiah. He is our only hope. But through Him we are “more than conquerors.” More are they that are with us than they that are with the enemy, as Elisha told his servant when surrounded by the Syrian army.

It is time to open our eyes to the eternal purpose of God. You may feel surrounded, or even hopeless, but God is in control. Jesus is on the throne! His will be done on earth as it is in Heaven. Don’t give up!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain for Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Sound the Shofar for Israel and America

7 05 2022

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It was my honor to blow the shofar at the National Day of Prayer here in Wake Forest at the Town Hall. I also prayed, not only for the peace of Jerusalem, but for mercy for the United States. The Bible is absolutely clear that those who bless Israel will be blessed and cursed if we curse Israel. Our government is hanging in the balance on the verge of cursing Israel with the new Iran Deal. God forbid!

We are also being measured by Yehovah God because of the MURDER of 62 million babies since the 1973 court decision. People are now demanding abortion with the twisted slogan: “Abortion is healthcare!” Pray, pray, pray, and speak up! This is a time of history that we, like Esther of old, have come for “a time such as this.”

Make no mistake. This is not about politics. It is genocide; and more black babies are murdered per capita than any other group. This is a boldfaced defiance of the living Creator God who instructed His creation to “Be fruitful and multiply.” Wickedness is fast reaching a “full cup.” There is a tipping point where God steps in to end the abominations. He will “not always strive with man”.

“For in the hand of Yehovah there is a cup, and the wine is red; It is fully mixed, and He pours it out; Surely its dregs shall all the wicked of the earth drain and drink down.”  Psalm 75:8

“And Yehovah said, My spirit shall not always strive with man, for that he also is flesh: yet his days shall be an hundred and twenty years.”  Genesis 6:3

“Yehovah is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy. He will not always strive with us, nor will He keep His anger forever.” Psalm 103:8-9

Some may think that sounds harsh, and so, they deny that God is Who He says He is. They reject Him because He does not give them permission for evil. Because He is longsuffering, they think He approves. But after many opportunities for them to turn around, God concludes they are incorrigible. You do not want to cross that line. Pray for mercy. Pray for forgiveness.

Our nation is RIGHT. AT. THAT. LINE.

Pray that we will turn back to God, support Israel, and follow the Good Shepherd.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for Israel rain. (There were a few more showers this week!)

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Worshipers Throw Rocks

29 04 2022

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The title of this post is a real headline. The Temple Mount/Ramadan annual oxymoron played out again this week. Does anybody notice that worship and throwing rocks sounds like a contradiction? Headlines in the Middle East and especially Israel often make no sense. 

Worshipers throw rocks at security forces – Defense establishment preparing for further clashes on the last Friday of the month of Ramadan. Arab rioters threw rocks and shot fireworks at security forces, who responded with tear gas and rubber bullets. “Violent clashes broke out on the holy site.”

Clashes erupt at Jerusalem holy sitePalestinians clashed with Israeli police at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem before dawn on Friday as thousands gathered for prayers during the holy month of Ramadan.

It is so ridiculous to state clashes “erupt” or “broke out,” as if it was just a beautiful sunny morning and suddenly, completely unprovoked, a “CLASH” erupted like some mysterious volcano with no warning. It is planned. It is funded. It is as predictable as the sunrise. It is AS IF there are extra points for riots and terrorism during Ramadan. Oh, wait, the Koran does mention something like that.

Ramadan: ‘A Month of Jihad, Conquest, and Victory’ – By Raymond Ibrahim – Speaking on the first day of Ramadan, April 1, 2022, Mahmoud al-Habbash, the Supreme Sharia Judge of the Palestinian Authority, extolled the jihads waged by the prophet of Islam, Muhammad, during Ramadan:

How was this month [of Ramadan] in the life of Prophet [Muhammad]? …Did the Prophet spend Ramadan in calmness, serenity, laziness, and sleepiness? Far be it from him… The Prophet entered the great Battle of Badr [624] during Ramadan… Also in the month of Ramadan, in the 8th year of the Hijra [629-630], the Prophet and the Muslims conquered Mecca… Ramadan is … a month of Jihad, conquest, and victory.

There are videos of the rioters INSIDE the Al Aksa mosque with their shoes on, which is forbidden. They are even seen kicking a soccer ball around INSIDE THE MOSQUE!

Are these worshippers? Give me a break! Only the blinded ones refuse to see the obvious. (There is a lot of that going around these days.) However, this is not a new phenomena. This spiritual blindness is revealed throughout the Bible.

“But even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled to those who are perishing, whose minds the god of this age has blinded, who do not believe, lest the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine on them.”  2 Corinthians 4:4

“But he who hates his brother is in darkness and walks in darkness, and does not know where he is going, because the darkness has blinded his eyes.”  1 John 2:11

So I (Isaiah) said: “Woe is me, for I am undone! Because I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips; for my eyes have seen the King, YEHOVAH of hosts.” Isaiah 6:5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain, and especially pray for the salvation of all who are willing.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





​​I will say to the North, ‘Give them up!’

3 03 2022

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Fear Not, for I Am With You! One of the greatest promises of God is connected to the regathering of the world’s scattered Jews back to their promised land. How many Jews will escape from Ukraine?

Interior Minister Shaked: Hundreds of thousands of immigrants expected from Ukraine – Government soon to decide on up to 12 new towns in Negev to cater to influx & housing shortage.

Christians treasure the promise of Jesus in Hebrews 13:5: “I will never leave you, nor forsake you.” Yet the root of this promise is found in Yehovah’s regathering of the exiles.

“Fear not, for I am with you; ​​I will bring your descendants from the east, and gather you from the west; ​​I will say to the north, ‘Give them up!’ and to the south, ‘Do not keep them back!’ ​​Bring My sons from afar, and My daughters from the ends of the earth— ​​Everyone who is called by My name, whom I have created for My glory; ​​I have formed him, yes, I have made him.” Isaiah 43:5-7

Ukraine: 400 Aliyah requests made in 24 hoursIsraeli prime minister reiterates call for nationals to leave country under Russian military invasion. In Lviv in western Ukraine, around 400 people applied for Aliyah (on the first day of the invasion.)

Making AliyahThe word Aliyah means “the act of going up,” which refers to the immigration of Jews from the nations to the Land of Israel (going up towards Jerusalem). “Making Aliyah” is part of a national Zionist ideology of the return of the Jewish people to their homeland.

Remember, God is always looking at Israel and His eternal promises to them. We look at Ukraine and see God’s hand at work. Continue to pray for His covenant people, both Jews and Christians. May His will be done!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for “rain in the time of latter rain.”

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

Emotional reception for immigrants from Ukraine – A United Hatzalah rescue flight arrives in Israel, bearing with it the Chief Rabbi of the Ukrainian capital of Kyiv.

The dangerous journey from Ukraine to Israel – Jews from all parts of Ukraine came to United Hatzalah’s rescue flight.





I Need Ammunition, Not a Ride!

26 02 2022

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Courage is a rare commodity in today’s woke snowflake world. It is thrilling and inspiring to see the President of Ukraine standing up to the Russian invaders. Ukraine is an independent sovereign nation. When the U.S. offered to help him escape to safety, President Zelenskyy refused, rather declaring: “The fight is here, I need ammunition, not a ride.” Nothing exemplifies courage more than his stand. Contrast it to the leader of Afghanistan who immediately fled with suitcases of cash last year. I pray for courageous and righteous leaders to rise up around the world in these perilous times. Pure evil is rampaging over the earth, but Yehovah God knows those who are His. Stand for His righteous purpose!

“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them; for Yehovah your God, He is the One who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” Deuteronomy 31:6

Make no mistake, this is a battle between good and evil with spiritual wickedness in high places. We all need courage. Have you ever thought how it starts? Courage is the root of the word: “encourage.” Something every one of us can do, is to encourage one another. Do you give courage to others or dis-courage them? The act of one leader could be the difference between a free Ukraine and slavery to Communism.

Last Tuesday, in my Issachar Forum meeting and YouTube video, I said that this is not the timing in Biblical prophecy for a world war. I believe we are moving into the time of an extraordinary peace in Israel that will cause them to conclude they are so safe that they will tear down their walls in the Land of Israel. This is the pre-condition to the Ezekiel 38 Gog and Magog War that is generally overlooked. Just read that chapter and you can see that it literally says the walls will come down BEFORE that war. I pray that the unexpected fierce resistance of the Ukrainians will lead to de-escalation by Russia and a withdrawal of their troops.

One more prophetic fulfillment is happening, as seen in these headlines and the Scripture following:

NATO Sending Military Aid to Ukraine, Putin Reportedly Deploys Special Forces ‘Hunters’ to Target Kyiv Gov’t

Chechen special forces ‘hunters’ are unleashed in Ukraine to detain or kill Kyiv officials – and are given ‘decks of cards’ with photographs of their targetsA squad of Chechen special forces ‘hunters’ has been ordered to detain or kill specific Ukrainian officials. The kill squad was pictured in a Ukrainian forest as they took part in prayer rituals ahead of potential fighting. (my note: These are Muslim jihadists.)

“but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers. “Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says Yehovah, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks.” Jeremiah 16:15-16

Pray for the 200,000 Jews who remain in Ukraine. God is calling them to Israel, just as the Russian Jews returned in the’90s. This is similar to the Nazi’s in World War II. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for the faithful rains of water and the Holy Spirit.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                       (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Chosen People – Chosen LAND!

19 02 2022

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Most know that the Jews are God’s chosen people, but few realize how important His chosen land is to Yehovah God who promised. In the original promise of Genesis 12 where God spoke of the blessing and curse relating to Israel, He pointedly called seventy-five year old Abram to leave his own country and family to a specific land.

Now Yehovah had said to Abram: “Get out of your country, from your family and from your father’s  house, to a LAND that I will show you.” Genesis 12:1

I wrote an entire book about the LAND promise (Speak to the Dirt!) This is no small point. The LAND of Israel is a non-negotiable promise of Yehovah. Once you see this, you find land references throughout the Bible. Here is another of my favorites, from the mouth of Moses.

“Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the LAND which you cross over to possess,and that you may prolong your days in the LAND which Yehovah swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, ‘a LAND flowing with milk and honey.’For the LAND which you go to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden; but the LAND which you cross over to possess is a LAND of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of heaven, a LAND for which Yehovah your God cares; the eyes of Yehovah your God ARE ALWAYS ON IT from the beginning of the year to the very end of the year.” Deuteronomy 11:8-12

The blessing and curse principle of Genesis 12 is rising in importance as the antisemitism reaches new depths. Verbal and physical attacks against Jews (and also even Christians) are breaking records in many countries. This is directly tied to end times prophecy and starkly reveals that our battle is not carnal but “against spiritual wickedness in high places.”

‘Vicious Libel’: AOC Blasted After Implying Israel Keeps Palestinian Children In Cages  Ocasio-Cortez was blasted for her false claims involving the Jewish state. The American Jewish Committee responded by tweeting, “@AOC, you know as well as we do that there are no Palestinian children ‘in cages’ in the West Bank. This kind of gross misinformation hurts chances for reasonable discussion and furthers harmful biases. You must apologize for these baseless allegations.”

Jews, Christians Outraged After PCUSA Leader Accuses Israel of Enslaving Palestinians   Jewish leaders are calling for a top Presbyterian Church (PCUSA) official to resign for repeatedly accusing Israel of practicing slavery.

It does not matter if every nation stands against Israel and every demonic spirit spreads lies and libel against them. In the end, God will bless Israel in their OWN LAND and their enemies will be defeated. Jesus, the Messiah (Yeshua haMashiach) will rule from His throne in Jerusalem to the final glory of Yehovah God, the Father!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





Israel and Vitamin D

5 02 2022

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One of the best things you can do against Covid is load up on vitamin D. An Israeli study shows the common denominator among death or serious illness patients is vitamin D deficiency. Pills are available but just getting outside into the sunlight is a head start to beating the virus.

Israeli study offers strongest proof yet of vitamin D’s power to fight COVID Bolstering previous research, scientists publish ‘remarkable’ data showing strong link between vitamin deficiency, prevalent in Israel, and death or serious illness among patients. Israel scientists say they have gathered the most convincing evidence to date that increased vitamin D levels can help COVID-19 patients reduce the risk of serious illness or death. Lacking vitamin D significantly increases danger levels, they concluded in newly peer-reviewed research published Thursday in the journal PLOS One.

Ironically, Israel is near the highest percentage of citizens with both Pfizer shots and then a third and a fourth booster. The head of Pfizer bragged that Israel was the “laboratory” for the vaccine. They also led the world in extreme lockdown measures.

Israel: highest number of serious Covid cases since start of pandemicIsrael reported the highest number of serious Covid cases since the start of the pandemic over the weekend, according to Health Ministry data on Saturday.

The empirical scientific evidence is now being recognized around the world that lockdowns and mandates did not help. Countries that did not lock down had about the same results as those who did. So, what can we learn from this?

The one thing I am hearing from the Holy Spirit is to “walk in the light.” I see an analogy from sunlight’s vitamin D and spiritually walking in the light of God. The Bible always contrast light and darkness. Jesus is the Light of the World. I wrote a whole book about it, (Generation Light). Here is just two verses to emphasize my point.

But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; Malachi 4:2a

Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.” John 8:12

Pray for health. My friend Arthur Burt used to say: “It is good to have faith for healing, but it is better to have faith for health.” Let us raise the bar of our faith to believe for health from God. Walk in the light, both the natural healthy sunlight and in glorious light of Jesus our Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, rain in this season, and pray for Israel’s healing from the virus.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





My Prayer for Your Eyes of Understanding

22 01 2022

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If we want our prayers answered, it makes sense to pray what God has already promised for us. Perhaps the greatest apostolic prayer in the Bible is from Paul to the Ephesians. With Paul, I pray for eyes of understanding. I like to say that if you want to understand God, you need to learn to “stand under” Him in submission and expectancy. We pray for these eyes of understanding to be “enlightened.” The NLT says: “flooded with light.”

“Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers: that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give to you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Him, the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know…” Ephesians 1:15-18a

This will then result in three specific revelations or understandings. 1. HOPE. 2. GLORY. 3. POWER. These three elements operate in spiritual understanding directly proceeding only from God through Jesus. It is the eternal foundation of His authority given to us for our benefit. These are supplied by Him!

“that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints, and what is the exceeding greatness of His power toward us who believe, according to the working of His mighty power…” Ephesians 1:18-19

  1. The hope of His calling.
  2. The riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints.
  3. The exceeding greatness of His power toward believers.

Believers who wallow in despair or depression need to “stand under” this revelation. God’s power has been released for us through Jesus. This amazing promise emanates from the supernatural authority granted to Jesus when God raised Him from the dead and gave Jesus the glorious name of Yehovah! God seated Jesus at His own right hand. I cannot say it better than Paul.

“…which He worked in Christ when He raised Him from the dead and seated Him at His right hand in the heavenly places, far above all principality and power and might and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this age but also in that which is to come. And He put all things under His feet, and gave Him to be head over all things to the church, which is His body, the fullness of Him who fills all in all.” Ephesians 1:20-23

If Jesus is “the head over all things,” then the only place for us is “under.” I pray for you, that your eyes of understanding be flooded with light so you, too, will experience His wonderful hope, glory, and power!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for this week’s snow in Israel.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Prophesy! (The Verb, Not the Noun)

7 01 2022

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PROPHESY! We must declare the prophetic truth of God at every opportunity. Most people view prophecy in its noun form referring to a study that compares the Bible and history. But I challenge you to consider the verb “to prophesy” as a mandate and calling of God. It is a command. We must do more than study it, we must say it! Speak to the dirt, prophesy to the land, prophesy to the bones!

A prophecy, as a noun, refers a past tense message that was given. To prophesy is to speak now the promises of God, in the present tense. I hope you hear me. It is a call to action. It is time to let our voices be heard. We study prophecies to learn God’s voice and purpose. But now is the time to say it, speak it, and declare it. Yehovah’s promises are often left in the past, or even relegated to some distant future. But we must engage with the present tense God. He is the eternally existent One.

For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. 2 Corinthians 1:20

As you find your voice, it must be with confidence, a definite certainty. This comes not from practice or getting louder, it comes from the inner witness of the Holy Spirit of Truth. When Moses had called all the seventy elders together, two of them didn’t make it to the meeting, but the anointing was so strong they started to prophesy right in the midst of the people. When some, including Joshua, asked Moses to forbid them, his response was:

“Are you zealous for my sake? Oh, that all Yehovah’s people were prophets and that Yehovah would put His Spirit upon them!” Numbers 11:29

My prayer for all of us is that we would prophesy the Kingdom of God. How do we do this? We simply follow Jesus’ and Paul’s example:

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people. Matthew 4:23

And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come. Matthew 24:14

Or the things I plan, do I plan according to the flesh, that with me there should be Yes, Yes, and No, No? But as God is faithful, our word to you was not Yes and No. For the Son of God, Jesus Christ, who was preached among you by us—by me, Silvanus, and Timothy—was not Yes and No, but in Him was Yes. For all the promises of God in Him are Yes, and in Him Amen, to the glory of God through us. Now He who establishes us with you in Christ and has anointed us is God, who also has sealed us and given us the Spirit in our hearts as a guarantee. 2 Corinthians 1:17-22

Pray for and declare the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





My Half-Shekel’s Worth, by Simeon of Jerusalem

13 12 2021

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I have not gone up to the Temple as often since I have gotten older, but today I just had to go. There was a sound inside of me as clear as a shofar calling to worship. Even though it was shoulder to shoulder because of children’s dedication day, the Holy Spirit compelled me to go today.

I am trembling with joy and can hardly see through my tears to write down what happened. For so long I have waited to see the Messiah as we all have, but God had spoken so clearly that I would live to see Messiah myself. It was really exciting for me as a young man when He spoke that promise to me. I believed Him with all my heart.

But I must admit I sometimes doubted that promise I heard from Yehovah many years ago, especially with my advancing age, but I could not give up on it. It was so clear. He spoke to my heart that I would live to see the promised Messiah of Israel with my own eyes! After nearly four thousand years it was nearly impossible to believe that one of such minor value as me would have such an extraordinary privilege.

There had to be several hundred dedications there today, but when I came up it was like the Red Sea parted and the Holy Spirit led me right to one particular mother holding her child. They were not different from the others; I just knew they were the ones I was supposed to see. She did not know me, but somehow trusted me to hold Him in my arms.

As soon as I did, my heart was on fire. It was from the inside, but even my body was shaking as I realized instantly that we had all been wrong expecting the Messiah to be a grown man, a conquering King. This child was the Messiah! My head was spinning, but my heart was sure. This little one is the Promise! My theology fell away. It doesn’t matter how to explain it. I know.

Immediately, words came out of my mouth like I was Elijah, or Isaiah, or Zechariah. I have never known anything like I know this. I had to write this down, now, before I forget a single word. I spoke the words, but the Ruach HaKodesh, the Spirit of the Holy One, was revealing everything to me as I declared the truth! This is what I said to her and her husband, but especially to her.

“Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace (shalom), according to Your word; ​​For my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, a light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, and the glory of Your people Israel.” Luke 2:29-32

I really am ready to die now in perfect shalom. God kept His word to me! Yehovah’s salvation has come in human form! I saw Him! I don’t understand how, but He is the Messiah. He is going to be seen somehow by the whole world, not only Israel. How can it happen? I don’t know; but He will be revealed as Savior to everyone in the world and yet will glorify Israel more than ever. I stopped speaking for a moment as we sort of took it all in. The father, Joseph, and his wife, Mary, were as astounded as I was at the words I had spoken.

Then I felt led to speak a blessing over them and Mary specifically. Yet, it turned out to be more than a blessing, it was a prophecy. I am not sure I understand. But it was clearly supernatural, and I don’t question it. The Spirt seemed to indicate that unlike most nations that rise and fall and then disappear, Israel is soon to fall but will then rise again later! We were all so amazed! Also, the Child will be a sign that will create strong opposition that will personally bring pain to Mary. It is a mystery to me, but I know what I heard. There was a third effect as well. The coming revelation of this Child will expose the secret thoughts of people’s hearts! The Messiah will break through everyone’s hard heart so that nothing will be hidden from Yehovah. Here are the exact words He gave me.

“Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:34-35

I don’t know if anyone will ever read this, but I just had to get it recorded for a testimony to the truth I saw and heard today. The Messiah has come!

Signed as my true witness,

SIMEON of Jerusalem (This is my interpretation of how Simeon must have felt. L.L.)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Hamas and Perverse Hope

10 12 2021

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Satan is not subtle, nor is he bright. He only lives to bring darkness, destruction, and death. In comments about recent terrorist stabbings in Jerusalem, Hamas, the Gaza terrorist overlords, have reached a new low in this headline:

Hamas spokesman: Stabbings give us hope A Hamas spokesperson called on Israeli Arabs to step up attacks against “settlers” saying it “gives hope to Gaza.” Fawzi Barhoum, a spokesman for the Hamas movement, said that the increased terrorist activity in Judea and Samaria draws its inspiration from the spirit of jihad and the struggle in the Gaza Strip. “…in stabbing the settlers with a knife and in confrontations with the soldiers of the occupation, you gave us back the hope of victory and liberation.” Barhum called on Israeli Arabs to continue shooting and stabbing the “occupation and its settlers.”

The name they use, Hamas, is actually an acronym of the organizations full name. They use it because the acronym forms a specific word in Hebrew: violence. It is intended as a sort of subtle propaganda intimidation of Israelis. The Hebrew word “hamas” occurs 60 times in the Hebrew text of the Bible.

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

Hamas occurs 60 times. The KJV translates Strong’s H2555 in the following manner: violence (39x), violent (7x), cruelty (4x), wrong (3x), false (2x), cruel (1x), damage (1x), injustice (1x), oppressor (with H376) (1x), unrighteous (1x).

Click on each to see an amazing glimpse into the death cult of jihadism. It was no accident that Hamas uses this acronym. Death is the final threat of Satan. The good news is that Yeshua not only paid for our sins with His own blood, He defeated death itself! He rose from the dead! Death no longer has its hold on believers. We know we shall live again, no matter what the devil does. He is defeated. The Messiah rules! Jesus if the King of Kings and Lord of Lords! And, He is coming soon!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank God for the winter rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





Real Miracle of Hanukka

2 12 2021

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This cartoon sums it up. The miracle of Israel’s restoration is the story of the faithfulness of Yehovah, God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The supernatural blessing of God on Israel continues to this day. When the Maccabees defeated the Greco/Syrian dictator Antiochus, they thwarted his intention to destroy Jerusalem and Israel’s temple. My wife, Doreen, wrote a children’s book about it: How Hanukkah Saved Christmas.

If Antiochus had succeeded, the prophecies of the Messiah entering Jerusalem and the Temple could not have happened. Here is just one example of the triumphal entry into Jerusalem prophesied and fulfilled.

“Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion! Shout, O daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King is coming to you; He is just and having salvation, Lowly and riding on a donkey, A colt, the foal of a donkey.” Zechariah 9:9

“The next day a great multitude that had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem, took branches of palm trees and went out to meet Him, and cried out: ​​​Hosanna! “​Blessed is He who comes in the name of Yehovah!” ​​The King of Israel!

​Then Jesus, when He had found a young donkey, sat on it; as it is written: ​​“Fear not, daughter of Zion; ​​Behold, your King is coming, ​​Sitting on a donkey’s colt.”Zechariah 12:12-15

The miracle of Israel’s survival through nearly 2,000 years of scattering among the nations is nothing less than the supernatural faithfulness of God. He has kept His promises to the forefathers in this wonderful time of restoration. After the great dispersion both Jews and Christians are eagerly looking for the Messiah to come. They are also now sharing persecution from the enemy. The wall that has separated Jews and Christians is coming down. We are seeing the promise of “one new man!”

“For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace,” Ephesians 2:14-15

Bonus quote regarding the Covid panic: “The Delta and the Omicron are no match for the Alpha and Omega!”

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

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





Which Thanksgiving was First?

25 11 2021

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Did the Pilgrims start a new tradition? Or was it instituted 3,000 years ago? It was simply brought to the new world by those who were fleeing religious persecution. The Pilgrims were Bible believers who practiced what they preached. We would do well to practice the same. Today, just meditate on the glorious REAL REASON for the season! God is GOOD!

A Psalm of Thanksgiving.
Make a joyful shout to Yehovah, all you lands!
Serve Yehovah with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that Yehovah, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For Yehovah is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations. Psalm 100
Notice it is a command to “all you lands.” Most translations say “all the earth.” This is not only for Israel, or only Christians, but the whole earth is to shout and give thanks to Yehovah God because He is good.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain there.
Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)




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.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Northern Idaho Ministry

5 11 2021

Montana Mts from Sandpoint Idaho

My final weekend in Idaho will be busy with meetings at Sandpoint River of Life on Saturday at 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. and then Sunday morning at the Cocolalla Cowboy Church.

Here are a few headlines that connect to prophecy this week. One of the most important ongoing moves of God for Israel continue to be the Abraham Accords. The first story about President Biden trying to add Saudi Arabia to the Accords is quite significant. He has tried to cancel just about everything else started by President Trump except this. Why? God is the real source of the Accords. It is moving forward in spite of the Biden administration overall reversals. Don’t worry about geo-political moves, instead watch what the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob is doing. He is right on track to fulfill His word to the uttermost.

Biden working to add Saudi Arabia to Abraham Accords – Biden administration working with Saudi Arabia on normalization of ties with Israel, USA concludes.

What the New York Times Meant for Evil, God Used for GoodIn its documentary hit piece “Whose Promised Land?” the venerable Gray Lady inadvertently confirmed Israel’s biblical mandate.

Saudi Arabia eyes tourism with Al Ula archaeological dig – Saudi Arabia is looking to tourism in an attempt to diversify the kingdom’s oil heavy economy. Efforts are underway in Saudi Arabia’s Al Ula desert to unearth 2,000 year old ancient artifacts left behind by the kingdoms of Dadan and Lihyan.

There is much more to be revealed about the place of Saudi Arabia in Israel prophecy, especially regarding tourism. Stay tuned. I will be sharing some of that this weekend. Every single ancient place mentioned in these verses are in modern Saudi Arabia!

The multitude of camels shall cover your land, the dromedaries of Midian and Ephah; all those from Sheba shall come; they shall bring gold and incense, and they shall proclaim the praises of Yehovah. ​​All the flocks of Kedar shall be gathered together to you, the rams of Nebaioth shall minister to you; they shall ascend with acceptance on My altar, and I will glorify the house of My glory. Isaiah 60:6-7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                          (Read more)

 





A Verse That Makes Me Say: Hmmm

23 10 2021

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A fool’s displeasure is known at once, but whoever ignores an insult is sensible. Proverbs 12:16 CSB

A fool is quick-tempered, but a wise person stays calm when insulted. Proverbs 12:16 NLT

Fools show their annoyance at once, but the prudent overlook an insult. Proverbs 12:16 NIV

The vexation of a fool is known at once, but the prudent ignores an insult. Proverbs 12:16 ESV

A fool shows his annoyance the same day, But one who overlooks an insult is prudent. Proverbs 12:16 HNV

A fool’s wrath is known at once, But a prudent man covers shame. Proverbs 12:16 NKJV

— SELAH

A fool loses his cool immediately and takes offense. A wise man stays quiet and covers his initial shameful feelings. (My own paraphrase.) 

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





When God Moves Enemies Scatter

14 10 2021

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The cry of God’s people under attack is that Yehovah God Himself would rise up and intervene to defeat the enemies. There is a powerful prayer of Moses that was declared every time the Ark of God moved out of the camp to lead the way as Israel advanced. We know about the cloud by day and fire by night, but the real key was Yehovah going with them in the Ark of God’s presence, the Ark of the Covenant. If God does not go with you, you don’t want to go.

So it was, whenever the ark set out, that Moses said: “Rise up, O Yehovah! Let Your enemies be scattered, and let those who hate You flee before You.” Numbers 10:35

The fear of Yehovah God literally came on the enemies of Israel as they approached the Promised Land. His reputation proceeded them. Notice the last phrase in the declaration: “Let those who hate you flee before you.” Make no mistake, God’s wrath is toward those who hate Him.

Even today the lines are drawn. There are a lot of accusations of “haters,” but the ultimate evil hatred is against God. Enemies attack His people, but it is God they hate. This prayer of Moses is a very practical prayer for believers today. Our first priority is to let God lead. Put Him out front in everything we do. If we put Him and His presence first, that is when the enemies will scatter. If your enemies are winning, maybe you are not putting God first.

This declaration was said by Moses as the Ark moved out. However, the next verse gives another prayer for when they camp for the night and the Ark is in their midst. It is also good for us today.

And when it rested, he said: “Return, O Yehovah, To the many thousands of Israel.” Numbers 10:36

We pray for God to go before us as we go out, and for Him be in the middle of our lives when resting.

We also declare these very verses when we pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Yehovah God is our hope and protection through the Messiah, His Son: Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus Son of God!

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.








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