Florida Ministry Update

28 02 2011

Just a few lines to report on our progress…we had three good meetings this weekend at Dover, Haines City and Tampa. We now plan to spend some time writing at Christian Retreat in Bradenton. I am nearly finished with my next book, Generation Light-Jesus Light of the World. My goal is to publish it in April. Doreen only has about 20 copies left of her newest book about Passover, A Lamb For Rachel. We are ordering more this week. She is working on her next one as well, continuing the adventures of Matt and Rachel learning about Shavuot/Pentecost . I expect to send our March 1 Israel E-Card tomorrow, so stay tuned! Your prayers and support are coveted and sincerely appreciated. Thank you.     Les & Doreen

PS   Yes, that picture is of Doreen and me in 1967. Her first fish!





Winter Itinerary

14 02 2011

We still have open dates and would love to share wherever the Lord opens the door. Please contact me at LesLawrence@live.com

Feb 10 Fayetteville, NC (Lamb’s Pasture)

Feb 13 Columbia, SC (Home group)

Feb 25 Dover, FL (Revival Outreach Center – The ROC)

Feb 27  a.m. Haines City, FL (Pure Stream Fellowship)

Feb 27  p.m. Tampa, FL (New Life Community Church)

Mar 13 Clearwater, FL (Vineyard)

Mar 23 Indian Rocks, FL (Gulf Coast Church)

Mar 27 Clearwater,FL (Flowing River)





Final Preparations

9 02 2011

Today is our last day in Wake Forest for a couple months. We are heading out tomorrow after the snow melts. We will be in Fayetteville Thursday followed by Columbia, SC on Sunday. Next, we make to Florida cities Jax, Melbourne, Orlando, Tampa, Dover, Clearwater, Dunedin, Indian Rocks, Naples and others as they are confirmed. Your prayers will be much appreciated. Shalom!





Dry Bones Does It Again

1 02 2011

I know this is the third cartoon in a row, but these are so insightful. If you appreciate his work, I am sure the cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen, would love for you to visit his site and even sign up to have them sent to you via email five days a week. Just click here…

FYI: The Feb 1 Israel E-Card will be posted later today.





Our Motor Home is Home!

20 01 2011

Doreen and I are rejoicing that the Lord  has provided our motor home through many friends. Hallelujah! We plan to minister in Florida during Feb-March, New England in May-June, and the West in Aug-Sept. Please pray for us and help us schedule as many meetings as possible.

By the way, for those of you who are waiting to hear what name we have chosen for it (as is our custom), the name is Gracie. The wonderful grace of Jesus has paved the way!





Gaza Rockets Kindergarten

27 12 2010

Israel Retaliation Equals Aggression

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

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

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

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

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





WikiLeaks Helps Israel

1 12 2010

YHVH

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 23 December 1, 2010

Topic #1  Israel Benefits From WikiLeaks

Big news around the globe this week is all the fallout from classified documents posted on the internet. Just about everybody comes out looking pretty bad except Israel. According to a report in Israel Today Magazine: “If anything, the leaks were positive and did not damage Israel’s image at all,” former National Security Adviser Giora Eiland told Voice of Israel radio. “There was no contradiction between what Israel has said in public and in private.” What a testament to integrity. Other countries say one thing in public and something else in private.

But above all things, my brothers, don’t swear, neither by heaven, nor by the earth, nor by any other oath; but let your yes be yes, and your no, no; so that you don’t fall into hypocrisy. James 5:12

Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem. Come Lord Jesus, come.

Topic # 2   Yahweh Explained

The personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is used 6,828 times in the Hebrew scriptures. However, in the English translations it is mistranslated as LORD (all caps) most of the time. There are many prophesies declaring that His name will be known in the last days. In Generation LAST, my newest book, I devote three chapters on the restoration of His holy name. English spellings vary between Jehovah, Yehovah and Yahweh. With the rise of the pagan god of Islam, more of the world knows that name than the God of Israel. Yahweh will have no other gods before Him. His name will be known in all the earth. For more, get my book online Books & Donations tab above.

Topic # 3   December 1 Update on Motor Home

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us with our motor home project. We have now paid $4,000. When we pay another 4K we can take possession and pay the last 4K at 500 a month for 8 months, interest free. Thank you Jesus.  John 8:44

God also said, “Tell them, Yahweh, the God of your ancestors–the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob–has sent me to you.’ This will be my name forever; it has always been my name, and it will be used throughout all generations. Exodus 3:15 NLT

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Holy Jerusalem

15 11 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 22 November 15, 2010

Topic #1  The Myth of Islam Claiming Jerusalem

Historically speaking, Islam’s claim to Jerusalem is relatively recent, less than 100 years. Jerusalem is mentioned 811 times in the Bible and zero times in the Koran. Today, in fact, the Shiite wing of Islam does not revere Jerusalem.

It is convenient for the Palestinians to exaggerate their claims for political purposes. When Ariel Sharon’s group of 20 people visited the Temple Mount in 2000, it was cleared weeks ahead by Palestinian authorities. Still, Yassar Arafat called for a million martyrs to come and defend Al-Aqsa.

There are two sites in the entire world where Jews are prohibited by a state to pray. One is Mecca in Saudi Arabia and the other is the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Israel itself bans Jews and Christians prayer to avoid incitement.

Yet, Jerusalem has been seen by Jews and the Bible as their only capital city for over 3,000 years.

Topic # 2   Israeli Navigator Was Messianic

One of the two Israelis killed in last week’s air force accident in the southern Negev region was a Messianic Jew from the Jerusalem suburb of Maaleh Adumim. The funeral of Maj. Emanuel Levi, 30, was Sunday morning in the Israeli capital. Levi was a member of a Messianic congregation in Maaleh Adumim, a town of nearly 30,000 that the world wants evacuated because it is a “Jewish settlement.” (Israel Today 11-14-10)

PM Netanyahu said last week in New Orleans. ”Israel will not be dictated to.” (The Daily Star 11-9-10) He later said in a November 9 formal statement: “Jerusalem is not a settlement.” (Jerusalem Post 11-10-10)

Topic # 3   Update on Motor Home Project

Many thanks to those of you who are helping us purchase a very good  1996 Airstream Land Yacht  motor home for our ministry travels. We have now paid $3,000 to the owner (a brother in Jesus). When we pay another 5K we can take possession and pay the rest at 500 a month for 10 months interest free. Please pray for Yahweh’s remaining provision. Donations can be made at Books and Donations tab, above.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go into the house of Yahweh.” 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 Yahweh, To the Testimony of Israel, To give thanks to the name of Yahweh. For thrones are set there for judgment, The thrones of the house of David. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you. Peace be within your walls, Prosperity within your palaces.” For the sake of my brethren and companions, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” Because of the house of Yahweh our God I will seek your good. Psalm 122





Truth in Humor

30 10 2010

There is only one country in the Middle East that recognizes Feminists, Christians, Professors for Academic Freedom and Gays as having human rights. There is only one nation in the entire Middle East which respects their right to live openly as the people they are in the life style that they enjoy in the West.
That one country is the Jewish State of Israel.

The country that their organizations love to hate.
Bizarre!      (Israeli Dry Bones cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen)





Father of Lies

15 10 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 20 October 15, 2010

Topic #1  Shocker! Times Square Bomber Lied

Lost in the report of the life sentence handed down, is a profound statement by the bomber himself. “As Shahzad defended his actions, (Judge) Cedarbaum at one point cut him off to ask whether he had sworn allegiance to the United States when he became a U.S. citizen last year. “I did swear, but I did not mean it.” Shahzad said” (Washington Post 10-6).

Most westerners don’t have a clue about basic Islam. The Koran teaches it is OK to lie to infidels. In fact, it is good to lie if it advances Islam. Shahzad was being a good Muslim when he lied to obtain US citizenship. He defrauded our honor system for his terrorist goal of killing some of us. As a citizen he drew less scrutiny. When will our nation wake up? Of course helied, he has the same spirit as his father, the devil. Satan is the father of lies, according to John 8:44. The Islamic concept of taqiyya is their legal basis for lying. (Just Google the word yourself and read up on it).

Topic # 2   Ignoring the Obvious Solution

The fruitless striving for Middle East Peace always overlooks the easiest answer. Combine the oil wealth of the Arab states with the massive uninhabited land area they hold and simply build fabulous new cities and irrigated land and provide unimaginable luxury to the Palestinian “refugees”. Of course we know this won’t work because the real Islamic goal is the elimination of Israel, not “two states for two peoples.”

This was actually suggested by Mike Huckabee during his 2008 presidential campaign. The most recent was this week by an Israeli, Rabbi Dov Lior, head of the Yesha Rabbis’ Council. He announced that he favors the Arab “right of return.” A hush fell upon the audience and he was quick to explain that by “right of return” he meant “the right of all Arabs to return to the Arabian Peninsula.” (Israelnationalnews.com)

For you are the children of your father the Devil, and you love to do the evil things he does. He was a murderer from the beginning and has always hated the truth. There is no truth in him. When he lies, it is consistent with his character; for he is a liar and the father of lies. John 8:44 NLT

…just because they broke their promises, does that mean God will break his promises? Of course not! Though everyone else in the world is a liar, God is true. Romans 3:3-4 NLT





Humor With a Message

1 10 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 19 October 1, 2010

Topic #1  A Cartoon Worth A Thousand Words

Sometimes adding a little humor and satire gets the message across better than straight writing. My favorite Israeli cartoonist is Yaakov Kirschen who has been doing Dry Bones since 1973. I highly recommend that you subscribe to his emailed cartoons. It is free and quite enlightening, especially the background reasons behind the cartoons included with the email. This recent one is completely true to the facts.

Topic # 2   Elisha Vision

Our ministry is called Elisha Vision because we know that God is opening the eyes of His people in these days to see His mighty Hand just as happened with Elisha’s servant.

And when the servant of the man of God arose early and went out, there was an army, surrounding the city with horses and chariots. And his servant said to him, “Alas, my master! What shall we do?” So he answered, “Do not fear, for those who are with us are more than those who are with them.” And Elisha prayed, and said, “Yahweh, I pray, open his eyes that he may see.” Then Yahweh opened the eyes of the young man, and he saw. And behold, the mountain was full of horses and chariots of fire all around Elisha. 2 Kings 6:15-17





Feast of Tabernacles

15 09 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 18 September 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Yahweh’s Feast for the Nations

The final feast of Yahweh in Leviticus 23 is later specifically commanded for all nations in Zechariah 14:16: And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

This prophecy is fulfilled following the supernatural defeat of all the nations who come against Israel in the last days. The nations who are left are even warned (in verse 19) that they will experience drought if they fail to come up every year to the feast.

Thousands of Christians are gathering in Jerusalem this month for the glorious celebration of this great harvest feast. Yet most of Christendom is oblivious, that it points us to the Second Coming of the Messiah Yeshua when the eternal Creator God will “tabernacle” or make His dwelling with us! And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3. The greatest fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is yet to come!

Topic #2  Holiness To the LORD!

Two amazing revelations are found in the end of Zechariah 14. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah is considered holy to God. People will use them for sacrifice and for cooking.

First, I see the priesthood of all believers. All bring their own offerings before Yahweh.

Secondly, there are no clean and unclean vessels. All are clean before the Lord! It is similar to my concept of Sabbaths, where I believe every day becomes a Sabbath rest with Jesus our Savior, Shepherd, King, Husband and Friend.

In that day HOLINESS TO YAHWEH shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in Yahweh’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to Yahweh of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of hosts. Zechariah 14:20-21





You Kill, We Build

1 09 2010

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

Topic # 1   Israeli’s RESTART Building Projects

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





A Rocket A Day

1 08 2010

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

Topic # 1   Over 400 Rockets SINCE Gaza War

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

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

Topic #2  Ground Zero Mosque Fiasco

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

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

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

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

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

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





Jerusalem: Best City

15 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 14 July 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Jerusalem Best in Africa and Middle East

Travel and Leisure magazine has declared Jerusalem the number one city to visit in the Middle East and Africa for the summer and fall vacation seasons.

Cape Town, South Africa placed number two on the list of 10, and Tel Aviv came in third place.

The list was compiled based on a survey of readers who had recently visited the region. They ranked cities according to enjoyment of sights, culture and arts, dining, attitude of local residents, shopping and overall value.

From January to July of this year, Israel has seen a record number of tourists. Well over 1.5 million people have visited Israel during the first half of the year, and the numbers are expected to grow as the biblical High Holy Days approach.   (Israel Today Magazine—www.israeltoday.co.il.)

Topic #2  Abbas Is a Deceiver X3

Three headlines in ten days illustrate the duplicity of the Palestinian “Peace Partner”.

Abbas honors Hezbollah spiritual leader PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and Fatah have honored Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah, who was on the U.S. list of wanted terrorists.

Mahmoud Abbas: “If all of you [Arab States] will fight Israel, we are in favor. Palestinians will not fight alone because they don’t have the ability.”

Abbas honors mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has praised the mastermind of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the 1972 Munich Olympics as “a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.” (Please visit Palestinian Media Watch to read each article at www.palwatch.org).

Arise, Jerusalem! Let your light shine for all the nations to see! For the glory of Yahweh is shining upon you. Darkness as black as night will cover all the nations of the earth, but the glory of Yahweh will shine over you. All nations will come to your light. Mighty kings will come to see your radiance.… Your gates will stay open around the clock to receive the wealth of many lands. The kings of the world will be led as captives in a victory procession. (Is.60:1-3, 11 NLT)




WWJD OR WWMD?

1 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 13 July 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Quite The Contrast

The Christian classic In His Steps by Charles Sheldon asked “What would Jesus do?” The age of the acronym reduced it to WWJD. What if you used the same concept with Mohammed? How do the two founders of their faiths compare in their conduct? The founder of Islam is known for multiple wives, child brides, bloody warfare, lying and stealing. None of these charges can be attributed to Jesus. My friend John Fisk makes the salient point that if you follow the religious ideology of Islam you can be just like its founder. In fact, the better Muslim you are, the more you would be like him. I prefer to follow the example of Jesus.

It is also interesting that the acronym for “what would Mohammed do?” includes WMD, famously used for weapons of mass destruction. I believe this applies to Islam on several levels, most seriously the eternal judgment of those who deny the fatherhood of Yahweh and sonship of Yashua (Jesus).

Finally, the better question is not what would Jesus do? But what did He do? He did not live for His own will, but the will of the Father. He did nothing of His own initiative, as John’s Gospel declares, but He always asked the Father what to say and do. Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19

Topic #2  IAF Landed At Saudi Base

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabian base, an Iranian news agency claimed last week, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran. The report follows the Pentagon’s confirmation that a large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal earlier this month, with an Israeli ship joining the armada. (IsraelNationalNews.com)

FATHER and SON

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

Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23





Taliban Hang 7 Year Old

15 06 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 12 June 15, 2010

Topic # 1   7 Days After, Still No US Condemnation

The 7 year old boy hung by the Taliban was accused of spying. Right. Did I mention his grandfather is a tribal elder who supports the Afghan government? But the story gets worse. While the entire world condemns Israel for defending itself from “violent peace activists” (oxymoron alert), silence meets the hanging of a child. Our state department has yet to speak out about it. The only leader outside Afghanistan to speak is the new PM of Britain, David Cameron: I think it says more about the Taliban than any book, than any article, than any speech could ever say. Good for him. But where is the outrage everywhere else? Our government is shifting from pro-Israel to pro-Muslim sentiment. This betrayal brings increasing judgment on our nation.

Israeli PM Netanyahu was profoundly correct when he said: If the Arabs put down their weapons today, there would be no more violence. If the Jews put down their weapons today, there would be no more Israel.

Topic #2  Oil Rig Trouble?

In the past 7 days, serious events have befallen our country. It may be a stretch, but go with me on this. Look at Psalm 77:16-19. The depths trembled (oil disaster escalates). The clouds poured out water (deadly flash floods in Arkansas and Oklahoma). Your thunder was in the whirlwind (deadly tornadoes). Lightning lit up the world (lightning hit the oil platform, the day of the President’s defensive oval office speech). The earth trembled and shook (earthquakes in California). Also, please see the solution below in Psalm 107:23-28.

Topic #3 Death of a Christian Extremist

Tom Jones died recently. He was a good friend and fellow elder in my home church in Clearwater, FL. Joanne Lee, another church leader said it best: He was extreme in his faith and his faithfulness. May we all follow Tom’s lead.

The Solution

Those who go down to the sea in ships, Who do business on great waters, They see the works of Yahweh, And His wonders in the deep. For He commands and raises the stormy wind, Which lifts up the waves of the sea. They mount up to the heavens, They go down again to the depths; Their soul melts because of trouble They reel to and fro, and stagger like a drunken man, And are at their wits’ end. Then they cry out to Yahweh in their trouble, And He brings them out of their distresses. Psalm 107:23-28





Peace Activists?

1 06 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 11 June 1, 2010

Weapons of Peace?

Topic # 1   The Peace Oxymoron

The Gaza flotilla tragedy reeks of contradictions in every news report. Three critical facts were known before the ships sailed. 1. The “peace activists” proclaimed they would not resist when Israel would board their ships. 2. They had clear “war worship” in chants to “kill the Jews” and it is caught on video. 3. Israel announced multiple times that they would be happy to let the ships port at Ashdod a few miles up the coast and then truck the inspected supplies to Gaza.

However, the reality is that they were setting a trap for Israel. The whole world has dutifully condemned Israel, even in light of video clearly showing the “peaceful passengers” attacking the soldiers, beating them bloody before their leaders allowed them to defend themselves. It was not an “aid convoy”, it was a public relations trap, that worked. Much of the medicine and supplies were out of date and worthless. The world can no longer tell lies from truth. The Apostle Paul warned us of the strong delusion, that they should believe the lie in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. The great time of lies is now.

Here is the statement of one Muslim woman before sailing. “Right now we face one of two happy endings: either Martyrdom or reaching Gaza.” (Al-Jazeera TV, May 29, 2010)

Topic #2  Perfect Peace Is Shalom-Shalom!

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 My good friend Doug Walton gave me a Hebrew lesson last week. He discovered something I never knew in 40 years of ministry. The Hebrew text for “perfect peace” is simply the word “shalom” twice. When we keep our mind focused on Yahweh, we have shalom shalom: completeness (in number), safety, soundness (in body), welfare, health, prosperity, peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace, and friendship with man and with God, especially in covenant relationship.

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





Friends Don’t Demand

1 05 2010

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

Topic # 1   Obama Demands Israeli Concessions

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

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

2. Israel release 2,000 Palestinian prisoners.

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

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

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

Here is the Obama list of demands for Palestinians:

1.   Show up.

2.

3.

4.

5.

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

Topic #2  E-Card Delay

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

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” Zechariah 12:2-3





Spring New England #2

22 04 2010

We have been so blessed to minister under an open heaven here. The principality that has blocked God’s vision has been removed. We have had multiple Divine appointments. Today we had lunch and significant connection with Pastor Scott of Pinnacle Mountain Bridge Church in remote New Hampshire. Yesterday we had the privilege of meeting George and Linda West of Newbury who have just opened a beautiful Bed & Breakfast. Check it out if you are in the area.

We have now spoken 12+ times. We have much to share of Yahweh’s purpose. We will be heading home after this next weekend. Thank you for your prayers.





The Ban On Baals

15 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 8 April 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Make No Mention of Other Gods

Most Christians are woefully ignorant of the Biblical  prohibitions against saying the names of other gods. We are called to restore the name of Yahweh, God of Israel and the Bible. The rise of Islam and other pagan religions has most Americans confused. Our last two presidents say we all worship the same god. How wrong! What part of “You shall have no other gods before Me!” don’t we get?

Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

Joshua 23:7 and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

Hosea 2:17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.

Contrast with Psalm 83:4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Topic #2  Jordan Flipping

King Abdullah of Jordan has joined the Arab world’s saber-rattling against Israel and warned that the status of Jerusalem could explode into another war: Our relationship with Israel is at an all-bottom low. It hasn’t been as bad as it is today. Abdullah added Jordan’s relationship with Syria is probably the best it’s ever been. (INN) Ps. 83 here we come!

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am Yahweh,” says the Lord Yahweh, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.” Ezekiel 36:22-23





Spring in New England

10 04 2010

Resurrection season always speaks of new life. This year to be in New England has extra significance because Yahweh has spoken that the long prayed for revival is finally coming here. Last Fall, we heard that God had removed a principality from Martha’s Vineyard that would affect Massachusetts and all of New England. This was then seen in practice with the shocking election of Scott Brown as Senator. It is a new day, Heaven has opened over this land. Now is the time for believers to wake up, step up and manifest the purpose of God!

Please pray for us as we continue our proclamation. Here is a partial list of our ministry this trip.

March 26-28 Faith Fellowship Church – Uxbridge, MA

Doreen’s Friday night topic is: Get Real. Get Ready…For the End Times!

Doreen traces patterns of Biblical women who faced prophetic times.   This is applied to contemporary challenges for goal setting and practical daily living for 21rst century women of God.

Les’ Outline for Saturday includes Q & A ending each session:

Theme: What In the World Is God Doing?

Session 1 – The Rise of Israel

Session 2 – The Revival of the Church

Session 3 – The Role of Islam and the Role of America

Sunday morning: The Glory of YAHWEH

March 31 The River Church – Conway, NH

The Three Prophetic Passovers

April 2-3 Morrisville, VT

April 9 The Hope Center – Morrisville, VT

Psalm 102 The Holocaust Psalm

April 11 The River Church – Conway, NH

The End Times Glory of Yahweh – Isaiah 60

April 11 The Issachar Forum – Dover, NH

A Prophetic Think Tank

April 13 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 15 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 17 Mishkahn David Messianic Congregation – Harrisville, RI

Isaiah 60 Glory!

April 18 – 25 OPEN – TBA as the Lord opens doors.

Oh, and yes they do have great pizza in New Hampshire!





The Obama Intifada

1 04 2010

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

Topic # 1   Making Mountains Out of Molehills

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

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

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

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

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

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

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





Newest Press Release

1 03 2010

Christian Zionist Predicts Psalm 83 War This Summer

The author of a new book, Generation Last, is predicting that the long prophesied Psalm 83 War between Israel and several of its neighboring countries will take place this summer.

Sandpoint, ID (PRWEB) March 1, 2010 — Les Lawrence, the author of a new book, Generation Last, says the seismic plates are shifting in the Middle East. “No peace plan,” he writes, “can touch the spiritual dimensions of the coming earthquake.”

In his blog, (www.elishavision.wordpress.com) Lawrence shows how several events currently taking place point to a likelihood of a small regional war occurring between Israel and its neighbors this summer.

Vadim Mikhaliov, site administrator for Debkafile (www.debka.com) posted two exclusive reports in February that corroborate the possibility of Lawrence’s suggestion.

Now in its tenth year on the Internet, DEBKAfile provides intelligence and security-related breaking news and analysis on world events.
The first report quotes Syria’s Foreign Minister, Walid Maullem, in Damascus as warning the Israelis against testing Syrian power, “since you know the war will move into your cities.”

The report alludes to possible preparations for attacks on Iran by both US and Israeli naval forces in the Persian Gulf.

The second DEBKAfile report quotes Israelis Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman saying Syria’s President Assad “must be told bluntly that in the next war, not only will Syria be beaten but he and his family will lose power.”

In an unrelated article dated February 11,2010, internationally acclaimed Reuters (www.reuters.com/article/idUSDAH12274820100211) reported Iran’s President Ahmadinejad warning Israel that if the Zionist state continues to make mistakes and initiates a military offensive, “it must be resisted with full force to put an end to it once and for all.”

Lawrence, in his book, writes that Psalm 83 clearly prophesies a war between Israel and all its adjacent countries with the one exception of Egypt. Currently, Egypt and Jordan both have peace treaties with Israel.

However Lawrence explained in a telephone interview that “Jordan’s relationship with Israel could quickly turn negative. If Jordan politics change and Jordan joins the Iranian/Syrian camp, we could see a war matching the Biblical descriptions in Psalm 83 this summer.”

He said that some 70% of Jordan is Palestinian. Such a majority could easily influence or overwhelm and depose the ruling Jordanian family of King Abdullah.

Lawrence observed, “The sabers of an impending war are clashing.” In his book, Lawrence shows how Psalm 83 could very well be a prophecy for these times, noting that the countries named in the Psalm are the same countries existing today under formerly different national names.

This is important to note, he added, because “Psalm 83 describes a smaller regional war with Israel that precedes the epic final battles of the Apocalypse.”





Trilateral Terror

1 03 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 5 March 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Trilateral Plotting In Damascus and Tehran

In the last few days there have been two secret meetings of the top leaders of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah (Lebanon) and Hamas (Gaza). The first was in Damascus Thursday and Saturday through today in Tehran. Serious planning is setting up a major conflict with Israel. Please link to Debka.com for the latest intelligence.

Ahmadinejad called for a Middle East without Zionists and also predicted Israel’s “demise and annihilation”. To fill out the roster of Psalm 83 nations who attack Israel without Egypt, we now see Jordan’s King Abdullah making stronger and more belligerent condemnations of Israel.

We pray with Asaph: Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, whose name alone is YAHWEH, Are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:17-18.

The name of Yahweh in the land! Jer. 7:12

Topic #2  Yahweh Answers Prayers For Rain

“A weekend of heavy rain across Israel brought the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s main fresh water reservoir, up above its “red line” for the first time in over a year. Together with the rest of the winter rainfall, and the expected runoff from the snow accumulated on Mt. Hermon, the Sea of Galilee is now safely above the red line,” (Israel Today 3-3-10).

We give thanks to God for His response to the call for prayer, fasting and repentance by the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem in January. We will not be as the man who prayed for a parking space at a busy mall, who upon spotting a space said: “Never mind Lord I found one.” The great news is that much of Israel has exceeded its annual rainfall just since the middle of January. Praise Yahweh and Yeshua! Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go and enjoy a good meal! For I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” 1 Kings 18:41

Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; Every metal smith is put to shame by the carved image; For his molded image is falsehood, And there is no breath in them. They are futile, a work of errors; In the time of their punishment they shall perish. The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. YAHWEH of hosts is His name. “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms. Jeremiah 51:17-20





Hebron Clashes on Hallowed Ground

26 02 2010

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les Lawrence





A Gathering Storm From Iran

17 02 2010

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

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

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

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

Three non-negotiables that threaten Israel are:

1. Israel’s very existence.

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

3. Israel’s sovereignty over the Temple Mount.

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

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





Idaho #2

13 02 2010

When people talk about God’s country, this picture of Sandpoint, Idaho comes to mind.

Today I teach a seminar session at the Sports and Outdoor Expo at the fairgrounds here in Sandpoint. The subject is Islam: Religion or Ideology? My bookmark “Quick Guide To Islam” is the outline. America needs to face the contrasts between our Judeo/Christian heritage and Islam, which worships a different god than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are in the “Generation LAST“. Wake up!

This Sunday I speak at 10:30am at River of Life Church. Next Sunday I will be at the Cowboy Church in Sagle at 10am. During the week I have several meetings scheduled with pastors and marketplace ministers, plus one or two evening church meetings. Please continue to pray. Thanks.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints–and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Ephesians 6:18-19





Israel and Amalek

1 02 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 3 February 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Purim and the Amalekites

Beginning with Moses, Israel has fought Amalekites. Ever since King Saul failed to kill Agag the Amalekite, their descendants have tried to destroy Israel. The story of Esther rose out of the plot of Haman who was an Agagite. Esther’s great victory story is celebrated at this month’s Purim holiday.

Moses defeated them in the famous battle where his hands were held up by Aaron and Hur as Joshua led the fight in Exodus 17. At the end of the chapter, God spoke two apparently contradictory prophesies. Yahweh would blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven, but also, that Israel would fight them in every generation. How can these be reconciled? Easy. Israel faces Amalek in every generation until the very last, and then God’s judgment will be meted out. The spirit of Amalek is now working in Islam.

Topic #2  Netanyahu and Amalek

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled Iran as Amalek last year. Then on 1-27-10 he stood in Poland at Auschwitz and linked the Nazi’s with Amalek: Perhaps a few used their final breath to chant another age-old prayer: Remember what Amalek did to you.  Never forget! To those who were murdered here, and to those who survived the destruction, I come from Jerusalem today with this promise:  We will never forget!   We will never permit those who desecrated this monument to death to distort or wipe away your memory.

We will always remember what Amalek’s Nazi heirs did to you.  We will be prepared to defend ourselves when a new Amalek appears on the stage of history and threatens again to annihilate the Jews.

We will not delude ourselves into believing that the threats, vilifications and Holocaust denials are merely empty words.  We will never forget.  We will always be vigilant.

Amalek! So Joshua defeated Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword. Then Yahweh said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, Yahweh-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because Yahweh has sworn: Yahweh will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:13-16





Keep Traveling

31 01 2010

FLORIDA REPORT

Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act!
Keep traveling steadily along His pathway and in due season He will honor you with every blessing.
Psalm 37:34 TLB

“Two roads diverged into a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, American Poet

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14

This present Florida trip has been full of Divine appointments. In eight days, I have declared His voice in four congregations: Shepherd’s Heart Ministries, Gulf Coast Church, Beth Israel and Flowing River Church. No less than 12 personal appointments have been precious in the Father’s plan. The hospitality of the Raymond household has been of Biblical proportions, especially “the wisdom of the spa”, (and the mint treatment). Thank you all for your love. In the matchless name of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Les





Pray for Rain

26 01 2010

Chief Jerusalem Rabbi calls for fasting and prayer.

Israel suffers through multi-year drought until the chief Sephardic rabbi calls for a day of repentance, fasting and prayer to the God of Israel for His mercy. The day was January 14, and two days later it started to rain and it rained for six of the next eight days. Some areas had more than their annual rainfall in one day. The drought is not completely over, but Israeli’s now know that their best resort for relief is to call on the name of their God. Here are a couple links to LIVE Israel webcams to follow progress of rain and snow. Remember the seven hour time difference.  The Galilee Experience (Tiberias) and the Mt. Hermon ski area (four cameras).

Ask Yahweh for rain In the time of the latter rain.Yahweh will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1

Update 2-1-10 – Israel had the highest January rainfall in five years!

When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. 2 Chronicles 6:26-27





Generation LAST

21 01 2010

My newest book is now available at www.ElishaVision.com Here is an introduction:

Generation LAST directly confronts the comfortable position of many Christians who have set aside the concept of the imminent Second Coming of Jesus, the Messiah. Compelling evidence from Scripture declares that we are already now in the last generation of this age.

Consideration is given to the restoration of the personal name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob: YAHWEH. Also offered, are three Bible prophesies on the threshold of fulfillment.

The conclusion reveals a profound, yet almost unknown revelation of how God will share His glory with His people in the Generation LAST.

BIO: Les Lawrence, a Christian Zionist, gives voice to those who are hearing that shofar (trumpet) sound of God’s practical purpose in the restoration of Israel. Born and raised in the small Midwestern town of Prophetstown, Illinois. Les and his wife, Doreen, were married at the close of the Six Day War on June 11, 1967. They both hold BA degrees from Berkshire Christian College and Les earned his Masters at Christian Faith College in Largo, Florida. They completed a year of missionary training in Farmington, Michigan. Les and Doreen have three beautiful grown daughters and six grandchildren. For 24 years, Les pastored Maranatha Chapel/ Flowing River Church in Clearwater, Florida. He has discipled a number of leaders who have planted churches in multiple countries. Les has also helped start four Messianic congregations. He currently serves Shalom Peniel Ministries in Raleigh, North Carolina. The ministry includes a congregational teaching center, a prophetic think tank, house churches, and Elisha Vision, an itinerant teaching ministry.





Time To Stand!

1 01 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 1 January 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Put Your Armor On and STAND

2010 is a pivotal year in prophetic purpose. This is the year that believers must take a stand for truth on every level. We have turned a page in timing. Many Christians have been on cruise control, but now will be forced to make hard choices. Our choices determine our destiny. There are sinister forces in the second heaven taking counsel against Yahweh and His anointed One, Yeshua.

Believers should not fight flesh and blood battles, but understand our enemy is in the spirit realm. Gird up, stand up and war in the armor of God. I see the body of Messiah in a transition from days of Elijah to days of Elisha. We must pray that God opens the eyes of His servants to see the armies of Yahweh arrayed against the enemy. President Reagan had the right attitude about the Cold War with the USSR: We win, they lose. This is true of the last days. We have read the end of the Book, and we win in Jesus!

Topic #2  Stand Therefore Stand

This is a critical election year. Ordinary citizens will join the tea party movement to reverse the unprecedented plunge into government control. There are battles for the life of the unborn, marriage purity and many other areas of our individual freedoms. Yet, the greater conflict is still in spiritual places. Islam is undermining our liberty and demanding our tolerance. We must know we do not worship the same god.

2010 is the year that God makes a difference between His people and the ungodly. We will suffer persecution and even martyrdom, but Jesus promised He would never leave us or forsake us, even to the end. We will see miracles and supernatural provision. Yahweh will favor Israel while the rest of the world panics. Christian Zionists will suffer right along side Israel, but with great joy.

Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places. Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. Stand therefore! Ephesians 6:10-13





Christian Graves “Pollute the Earth” in Gaza

15 12 2009

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

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

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

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

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

Topic #2  The Psalm 83 War: Coming Soon

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

(Please note that this Psalm is to God about His people.) Do not keep silent, O God! Do not hold Your peace, And do not be still, O God! For behold, Your enemies make a tumult; And those who hate You have lifted up their head. They have taken crafty counsel against Your people, And consulted together against Your sheltered ones. They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You. Psalm 83:1-5





Israel Is Real

1 12 2009

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 3 Issue 23  December 1, 2009

Topic # 1   Israel Blesses the Nations

In the volume of my reading about Israel lately, I have noticed two references to a new book by Dan Senor and Saul Singer, Start Up Nation. It details Israel’s amazing technological contribution to the global economy. One such reference was a column by Shmuley Boteach entitled No Holds Barred: Israel’s Time Has Come (JPost.com 10-26-09). Am I the only one tired of hearing only bad news about Jews and Israel? Remember the old joke about the Jew who loves reading anti-Semitic magazines? When asked why, he says, “When I read Jewish newspapers, all I hear is that we’re hated. When I read the anti-Semitic alternatives, they tell me we run the world.”

He goes on to list some of Israel’s positives: Israeli universities ranked in the top 10, a disproportionate number of Nobel Prizes, high percentage of the world’s computer chips made in Israel, and huge business investment in Israel by giants such as Andy Grove, Warren Buffet and Bill Gates. Finally, more Israeli companies are on the NASDAQ than  from all of Europe, China, India, Korea, and Japan combined.

Link to CBN News video story on new book: Start Up Nation here.

Topic #2  The Hanukkah Menorah

Many Christians are unaware that there is a special Menorah for Hanukkah. The regular Menorah has seven candles speaking of the seven-fold spirit of God in Isaiah 11. But there are nine candles on the Chanakiah. It depicts the miraculous eight days of oil for the Menorah during the time of the Maccabees. Why are there nine candles? The ninth is the Servant candle. It is an amazing picture of Messiah Jesus, who came as a servant and is the Light of the world. Jesus went up to Jerusalem for all the feasts of Yahweh every year, even Hanukkah: It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah. John 10:22 NLTYahweh will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. And Yahweh will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them. Deuteronomy 28:12-13





Visualize Sharia Law?

23 11 2009

I have an idea for a new bumper sticker: Visualize Sharia Law. The thought comes from a bumper sticker from the eighties: Visualize World Peace. Picture what it would be like to live under Sharia Law. Islam divides the world into only two groups, the House of Peace (Islam) and the House of War (infidels). In other words, they are at war with the rest of us until we submit. Islam is committed to total world conquest. The word Islam literally translates as submission. This does not sound bad to Western thought because we have been birthed out of a Judeo-Christian heritage, which teaches submission differently. Islam’s submission is imposed by Sharia law, while our kind of submission is voluntary. Their submission is actually domination. One example is the idea of offense. Jews and Christians are offended all the time. We are taught to respond with forgiveness. Islamists demand laws be passed to criminalize offense to Muslims. It is a contrived offense as a means to an end. Sharia is imposed inch by inch and yard by yard on naïve slumbering Westerners till it is too late.





Backward Trials

18 11 2009

Les Lawrence – Voice of Christian Zionists

WATCH AND PRAY!

Why has the media missed the trial contradictions? The Fort Hood trial involves a Muslim American terrorist in a military tribunal. The New York trial involves a foreign terrorist, 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammed and four others, given a civilian trial. What is wrong with this picture? The citizen gets the tribunal with less rights than civilian trials, and the non-citizens arrested on foreign soil get all the rights of American citizens. The effect of this inversion of rights, benefits Islam in both cases. Much of the Fort Hood case will be private, thus not exposing the Islamist ideology of Hassan. The New York situation, on the other hand, will be a media circus for years. The danger is that it will be a bully pulpit for the most radical Muslim propaganda, and worse, an exceptional opportunity to recruit home grown terrorists. Furthermore, it will be a political punching bag of the Bush administration and the CIA. Just as President Obama’s unprecedented bows to the Saudi King and the Japanese Emperor, the United States is bowing to Islam via these trials.





Suicide Worship

15 11 2009

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 3 Issue 22  November 15, 2009

Topic # 1   Home Grown Terror or Hell Grown Terror?

Contrary to the media norm, “Allah Akbar”, does NOT mean: God is great. Allah is not a generic term, it a name, the personal name of the god of Islam. Also, the second word doesn’t mean great, but greater. Therefore, a homicide bomber shouting “Allah is the greatest!” not only makes a political statement, he swears complete allegiance to his god as a perverse act of worship. He sincerely believes his god is the greatest of all.

A Christian or Jewish Zionist has a similar bias. He worships Yahweh, the God of the Bible, with as much passion as the most rabid Islamic extremist. The difference is that we are not rewarded by our God for murdering innocent people. We are instructed to love our enemies. My heart goes out to all the Muslims who reject the radicals. However, the truth is quite plain. It does not matter how many moderates there are, if the crazies run the asylum. How many Nazi’s did it take when the majority God-fearing German people did not stop them?

The war with Islamic terrorism is for world domination. It is not an election. The majority opinion is irrelevant. We must stand up, speak out and sound the alarm! There is less time left than you think.

Topic #2  The Duty of Opposing     by A.W. Tozer

In spite of a Christian’s sincere longing for peace, however, there will be times when he dare not allow himself to enjoy it. There are times when it is a sin to be at peace. There are circumstances when there is nothing to do but to stand up an vigorously oppose. To wink at iniquity for the sake of peace is not a proof of superior spirituality; it is rather a sign of a reprehensible timidity, which dare not oppose sin for fear of the consequences.

Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens, “It has happened at last–the salvation and power and kingdom of our God, and the authority of his Christ! For the Accuser has been thrown down to earth–the one who accused our brothers and before our God day and night. And  they have defeated him because of the blood of the Lamb and because of their testimony. And they were not afraid to die. Revelation 12:10-11 NLT





Fort Hood Motive Is Simple

15 11 2009

The reason for the confusion surrounding the linking of Islamic extremism to the Fort Hood atrocity, is so simple, it is just too easy for most experts to accept. He was a terrorist, because scores of people were terrified. He was an Islamic terrorist because of his own self proclaimed religious ideology. The hidden truth is in the phrase he shouted as he coldly and methodically ended the lives of 14 people including a baby in the womb; and altered the lives of hundreds more who were either injured or family of the victims.

First, let’s agree it was a suicide attack. There could have been no hope for escaping alive. It is what has come to be known as “suicide by police”. But this was no ordinary criminal; this was a classic Islamic homicide attacker. All you need to know is that he shouted “Allahu Akbar!” according to multiple eye witnesses at the scene.

Why is this simple phrase so misunderstood? Virtually all sources repeating this phrase insist on miss-translation. The government, the media, even the military make the simple, yet monumental mistake. It matters little whether it is intentional deception, political correctness, or ignorance. The public is left in impotent confusion.

Contrary to the media norm, “Allahu Akbar”, does NOT mean: God is great. Allah is not a generic term, it a name, the personal name of the god of Islam. Also, the second word doesn’t mean great, but greater. Therefore, a homicide bomber shouting “Allah is the greatest!” not only makes a political statement, he swears complete allegiance to his god as a perverse act of worship. He sincerely believes his god is the greatest of all.

A Christian or Jewish Zionist has a similar bias. He worships the God of the Bible with as much passion as the most rabid Islamic extremist. The difference is that we are not rewarded by our God for murdering innocent people. We are instructed to love our enemies. My heart goes out to all the Muslims who reject the radicals. However, the truth is quite plain. It does not matter how many moderates there are, if the crazies run the asylum. How many Nazi’s did it take when the majority God-fearing German people did not stop them?

The war with Islamic terrorism is for world domination. It is not an election. The majority opinion is irrelevant. We must stand up, speak out and sound the alarm! There is less time left than you think.

Les Lawrence, a voice for Christian Zionists. 11-15-09





Bonus Commentary

3 11 2009

Why is it important for anyone in the world today to be aware of the events centered around the Temple Mount in Jerusalem?

Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad declared in 2005 that Israel should be “wiped off the face of the earth.”   Why the fixation on Jerusalem and the Temple Mount? It is a simple conflict of interests. Islam aims to conquer the world, but first they must deal with this tiny nation that sits in the middle of the face of Islam like a boil. Islam’s world domination ability is contradicted by Israel’s existence. From a Christian Zionist perspective, it is the ancient battle between God and Satan. The Bible in Isaiah 14 states that Satan’s goal is to set up his own throne on the Temple Mount instead of the Messiah of Israel. Whether you believe the Bible or not, the collision is inevitable. The whole world will be rocked with the events about to transpire over the intractable issue of Jerusalem. It could start with Israel attacking Iran’s nuclear reactors, a Palestinian intifada (uprising) on the Mount, a blow up in Gaza or the West Bank by Hamas, or even an attack from Hezbollah in Lebanon. Or it could be all of the above. One thing is certain, in this writer’s opinion, the bell has rung. It has already started and is unstoppable until the inevitable war breaks out. Wake up! Watch and be alert.

Les Lawrence is an author, teacher and Christian Zionist. Since 2003 he has helped lead a Mideast think tank in Raleigh, NC called The Issachar Forum.








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