Trump Stands with Israel

12 09 2018

John BoltonThis week the Trump Administration made two more decisive declarations, in a speech by US National Security Adviser John Bolton. He announced the closing of the Palestinian office in Washington, DC and also denounced the International Criminal Court (ICC). The PLO office was closed for calling for the ICC to charge Israelis with war crimes and for lack of cooperation with President Trump on his peace plan. The ICC was rejected officially because they threatened to charge our soldiers in Afghanistan with war crimes. The ICC has done the same with Israeli soldiers without charging Hamas terrorists who regularly attack civilians including women and children. Hamas is on our terrorist list and is well-known for using women and children as human shields. Yet, the ICC only charges Israel and the US.

John Bolton threatens war crimes court with sanctions in virulent attack US national security adviser calls ICC illegitimate and says “we will let it die on its own.” “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by this illegitimate court,” Bolton said.

He said the Trump administration would “fight back” and impose sanctions – even seeking to criminally prosecute ICC officials – if the court formally proceeded with opening an investigation into alleged war crimes committed by US military and intelligence staff during the war in Afghanistan or pursued any investigation into Israel or other US allies.

If the court comes after us, Israel, or other US allies we will not sit quietly,” he said, also threatening to impose the same sanctions on any country that aided the investigation.He condemned the inquiry into war crimes in Afghanistan as an “utterly unfounded, unjustifiable investigation” and the court as illegitimate“We will let the ICC die on its own. After all, for all intents and purposes, the ICC is already dead,” Bolton said. The Guardian

Bolton: International Criminal Court Will Face Repercussions If Americans Prosecuted – “The United States will use any means necessary to protect our citizens and those of our allies from unjust prosecution by the illegitimate court,” Bolton said during a speech to the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C. He said the court is a threat to American sovereignty and national security, arguing that the court has very little accountability and that its definitions of crimes are “vague and subject to wide-ranging interpretation.”

Calling the proposed investigation of war crimes in Afghanistan “utterly unfounded,” Bolton said the Trump administration will ban the court’s judges and prosecutors from entering the US if they move ahead with any prosecutions of Americans. Bolton also warned that the administration would work to sanction the funds of ICC officials and that officials would be prosecuted in U.S. criminal courts. NPR

I praise God that the Trump Administration continues to stand with Israel. It is the singular most important reason that Yehovah is blessing our President. The plots against him will fail as long as he stays true to Israel. We must pray for him faithfully. There are many believers who believe that President Donald Trump is a modern fulfillment of the ancient Persian King Cyrus who helped the Jews rebuild Jerusalem.

This is what Yehovah says to Cyrus, his anointed one,
whose right hand he will empower.
Before him, mighty kings will be paralyzed with fear.
Their fortress gates will be opened,
never to shut again.
This is what Yehovah says:
“I will go before you, Cyrus,
and level the mountains. 
I will smash down gates of bronze
and cut through bars of iron.
And I will give you treasures hidden in the darkness—
secret riches.
I will do this so you may know that I am Yehovah,
the God of Israel, the one who calls you by name. Isaiah 45:1-3 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)


The Three-State Solution

7 04 2018

Dry Bones Enter John Bolton

Those of you who have been following my commentary know that I favor annexing Judea and Samaria (West Bank) into Israel. My goal is to reconcile God’s promises to current political choices. Enter John Bolton. Since complete annexation is not likely in the near term, his idea merits consideration. Also, the two-state Oslo plan is dead, which leaves few options.. President Trump is preparing a new solution and he has just hired Bolton. Hmmm. So what does John Bolton suggest?

Instead of the two-state idea, he proposed that Egypt annex Gaza, Jordan and Israel extend sovereignty over various areas of Judea and Samaria. This would be divided in a common sense way, according to population “facts on the ground.”  (Click here for more details. Thanks to my favorite political cartoonist, Yaachov Kirschen)

Israel will rule the land promised by Yehovah God in the fullness of time. Dividing the land is a cause for His judgement of the nations.

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

In the meantime we appreciate the incremental progress of His favor and restoration. Remember that this is not about personal salvation, but God’s boundaries. Jesus died for Palestinian Arabs as much as for Jews and for everyone else. So we pray for peace and the liberty to freely proclaim the good news of salvation. Israel defends freedom of religion, but since this freedom is not allowed in Muslim lands, it is another reason for God to expand the borders of Israel.

The following Scripture quote is the basis of my Kindle book Speak to the Dirt! Notice the prophecy is addressed to the land, not the people. 

“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.” Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. Ezekiel 36:6-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

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