Israel Always World News

16 10 2018

regathering_nefesh-students

Three news stories from other countries show once again that Israel makes news beyond its size. Israel is about one-tenth of one per cent, of the world’s population. Yet it is constantly in the news.

 

  1. Australian PM mulls recognizing Jerusalem as capital, moving embassy Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison told Israel’s prime minister that he is considering following in the footsteps of the Trump administration by formally recognizing Jerusalem as the country’s capital Monday. The potentially major shift in Australia’s foreign policy would align Morrison’s conservative government closer to the US and Israel, but likely draw widespread condemnation from the Arab Muslim world.
  2. Brazil’s Jews Move to Israel Amid Political Chaos Approximately 120,000 Jews live in Brazil and the country is witnessing an exodus like never before.

  3. Exodus: British (& Russian) Jews Join Global Flight and Leave for Israel The number of British Jews leaving the UK and seeking a new life in Israel has risen seven percent on last year’s figures, mirroring a sharp increase in Russian Jews also fleeing Europe. Overall, Israel saw the arrival of 18,965 immigrants under its Law of Return for Jews and their relatives, or olim, in the first eight months of 2018 compared to 19,067 in the same period last year, the Jerusalem Post reports.

He will raise a flag among the nations
and assemble the exiles of Israel.
He will gather the scattered people of Judah
from the ends of the earth. Isaiah 11:12 NLT

“For I will gather you up from all the nations and bring you home again to your land.
Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean. Your filth will be washed away, and you will no longer worship idols. And I will give you a new heart, and I will put a new spirit in you. I will take out your stony, stubborn heart and give you a tender, responsive heart. And I will put my Spirit in you so that you will follow my decrees and be careful to obey my regulations. And you will live in Israel, the land I gave your ancestors long ago. You will be my people, and I will be your God.” Ezekiel 36:24-28 NLT
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)




Pray Supernatural Wisdom for Pres. Trump

13 10 2018

Pastor Brunson, just freed from captivity in Turkey, prays for President Trump. He asks for supernatural wisdom. His wife also prays, for the Holy Spirit to be on our President. I think we should all take up this prayer for our President.

This second video is the entire Oval Office gathering. Watch especially at the very end from 18:30 to the 21:00 minute mark. Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina boldly proclaims Jesus and the Gospel, followed by Senator Tillis and Rep. Meadows. Well worth the time to watch. Praise Yehovah, the Lord God of Israel, and Yeshua, the Messiah of Israel. Hallelujah!

Thank God for the release of Pastor Brunson. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for rain, and Pray for President Trump.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Nikki Haley – “We’ll be taking names”

10 10 2018

Dry Bones Nikki HaleyHere are excerpts from a great article by Jack Engelhard, writing for Israel National News.

He quite clearly expresses the strength of Nikki Haley as US Ambassador to the UN. Her unapologetic stand for Israel was clear when the UN tried to condemn the US for moving our Embassy to Jerusalem. That is why she is my hero. In addition, she is an outspoken Christian personally and also boldly defending persecuted Christians around the world.

The best of Nikki Haley – “We’ll be taking names” Most days at the UN, she was the only man in the room. Pray that Trump will find another. Those days of bowing to the nations are over, finished, and if there was one moment that defined her entire approach to the entire world, it came at her defense of Israel.

Precisely, it came after President Trump named Jerusalem the capital of Israel, a decision that angered the nations. They were so used to having Israel their wayIsrael was their sport.

So they insisted on a do-over, which meant, as we recorded it here, a General Assembly resolution to protest Trump’s declaration. That included moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem, which infuriated them even further—and which triggered Nikki Haley to rise to the occasion – and did she ever!

As follows: “At the UN we’re always asked to do more and give more. So, when we make a decision, at the will of the American people, about where to locate OUR embassy, we don’t expect those we’ve helped to target us. On Thursday there’ll be a vote criticizing our choice. The U.S. will be taking names.”

Message sent. Message delivered. Message received…

…Sure enough foreign aid was cut to nations and agencies, like UNRWA and the PA, that were either wasteful or hateful, and always ungrateful.

Now they tiptoe around her.

Depending on who replaces her, the UN will never be the same again. She will have left her mark…and a triumphant mark it is. Tough shoes to fill… 

…One of a kind. Pray that there is another. INN Jack Engelhard

Yes indeed, we pray for another godly person to be our UN Ambassador.

I urge you, first of all, to pray for all people. Ask God to help them; intercede on their behalf, and give thanks for them. Pray this way for kings and all who are in authority so that we can live peaceful and quiet lives marked by godliness and dignity. 1 Timothy 2:1-2 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                     (Read more)





LORD or YEHOVAH?

6 10 2018
Yehovah

YEHOVAH

One of the most profound prayers in the Bible for both Jews and Christians is the high priestly prayer, benediction, and blessing in Number 6. Today I want to share the simple but critical necessity of using God’s name in the prayer. Custom dictates using the generic LORD (in all caps), instead of His actual name, Yehovah, which is clear in the Hebrew text. But, does it matter? Yes indeed! The necessity of using His name is revealed in the last verse of Numbers 6, which is never quoted along with the prayer. Notice first, both the added intimacy and power of using the name of Yehovah. Secondly, notice the virtually unknown intent of Yehovah Himself for declaring the blessing and protection of placing His name over us.

And YEHOVAH spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

​​​“YEHOVAH bless you and keep you; ​​YEHOVAH make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

​​YEHOVAH lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ’ ​

“So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27

Don’t you think it is time to invoke His real name over His people and receive His promised blessing?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                      (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





Israel Tour – June 2019

20 08 2018
Jerusalem at night

Jerusalem at night – Sar-El Tours

Apologies to any who drew the conclusion that Doreen and I are moving to Israel, from my last blog: Moving to Israel – Aliyah. We are not, although we would love to be there much more. It was a two-minute heartwarming video about American Jews moving to Israel permanently.

However, Doreen and I are indeed taking a small tour group next summer (June 18-27). We are limiting the group to about 25 so we can maintain an intimate experience. We already have solid commitments, but it will be first-come first-served based on the initial deposit of $300.00 per person. The total will be $3599.00 in installments starting in late Fall.

We have been many times, and in the 10 day trip we will see all of our favorite Biblical sites and also experience modern Israeli life. One of our favorites is a beautiful ride on a “Jesus boat” on the Sea of Galilee. Another favorite is an opportunity to get our hands dirty for one Jerusalem morning at the City of David sifting site. You will get to sift through material from the second Temple period around the time of Jesus.

If you are interested in going with us please act quickly to request more information. Just click on the “Contact” tab (above on the Menu bar), and send your request for Elisha Vision Israel Tour 2019. Next year in Jerusalem!

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of Yehovah.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, where the tribes go up, the tribes of Yehovah, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yehovah. Psalm 122:1-4

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 





Moving to Israel – Aliyah!

17 08 2018

Jesus boat

What does it mean to Jewish American to immigrate to Israel. The Hebrew term is “aliyah” which means ascent or going up. In Biblical history Israelis went up to Jerusalem three times a year for the appointed times to meet with Yehovah. No matter where you lived in the country, you had to go up to Jerusalem because it is on a mountain ridge. Today the term is applied to those immigrating to the Glorious Land. Here is just a brief glimpse of the joy of those recently arriving. (Thanks to Israel Today.)

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of Yehovah.” Our feet have been standing within your gates, O Jerusalem! Jerusalem is built as a city that is compact together, where the tribes go up, the tribes of Yehovah, to the Testimony of Israel, to give thanks to the name of Yehovah. Psalm 122:1-4

Next year in Jerusalem!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

 





Flags Matter

13 08 2018

Dry Bones flag

Israel recently passed a law stating the obvious. Israel is a Jewish state. Yet, there is quite an uproar from some Arabs and leftist Israeli’s. The irony is that during a protest over the weekend in Tel Aviv, there were many Palestinian flags and even a popular Arab song encouraging Arabs to attack Israelis. This rally was held freely, in the open, which in itself confirms the liberty of the Israeli democracy. This despite this recent poll:

Poll: Most Palestinians Oppose Continued Military Operations Against Israel –  58% of Palestinians in Gaza and 51% in the West Bank oppose the continuation of military operations against Israeli targets, while 34% in Gaza and 32% in the West Bank support them, according to a poll conducted by the Jerusalem Media and Communication Center between June 26 and July 7 and released on Tuesday. 71% said they would not mind working in Israel or in an Israeli settlement. When asked which political faction they trust the most, 25% said Fatah, 13% said Hamas, and 49% said they didn’t trust anyone. (Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs)

‘Song of the Intifada’ in Rabin Square – Hit Arabic song encouraging Arabs to attack Israelis played during rally against Nationality Law in Tel Aviv where protesters held PLO flags. (Lyrics)

One more item of real importance is the background of the Palestinian flag. It has nothing to do with the Holy Land and everything to do with Islam. “This flag does not symbolize anything that is specific to the land of Palestine, but rather the history of the Arabs and Islam: the Umayyad caliphate – white; the Hashemites – red; the Abbasid caliphate and Mohammed – black; and Islam – green.  (The Hamas and Saudi flags are predominantly green, representing Islam.)”  (Flag History for more about Islam’s flags.)

What about the similarity of the “resistance” movements in both Israel and the U.S.? The bottom line is that Yehovah God is in charge and His Son, the Messiah is coming soon. We have read the end of the book and we win! Thank you Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus the Son of God.

“Yehovah loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” Psalm 37:28

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)








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