UN Revisionism

14 10 2016

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UNESCO backs resolution ignoring Jewish link to Temple Mount You can’t make this stuff up. Now the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to make the Temple Mount in Jerusalem a Muslim holy site exclusively. The decision effectively denies 3,000 years of Jerusalem as the Jewish Capitol. It also claims that the Western Wall is Muslim. What foolishness. The tragedy is that much of the world will believe it. The anti-Semitic anti-Israel propaganda has reached new lows for blatant lies and revisionist history.

Prime Minister Netanyahu understandably reacted strongly. Netanyahu called the decision “absurd,” while President Reuven Rivlin called it an “embarrassment” for UNESCO… “To say that Israel has no link to the Temple Mount is like saying that China has no link to the Great Wall or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids,” Netanyahu said, adding that “with this absurd decision UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it still had.” He also said UNESCO was ignorant regarding the Bible, and accused the body of taking part in a “Theater of the Absurd.” What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the connection between peanut butter and jelly? Batman and Robin? Rock and roll?

Full text of new UNESCO resolution

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely: UNESCO decision an ‘affront’ to Jews and Christians

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem vote. Bennett says all work with ‘history-denying’ global body will be halted, as resolution ignoring Jewish ties to holy sites ‘gives boost to terrorism’

Trump slams UNESCO decision. Trump, Netanyahu, lawmakers, slam UNESCO declaration that Israel has no historic ties to Temple Mount.

Those who fight against Yehovah will be shattered. He thunders against them from heaven;
Yehovah judges throughout the earth. He gives power to his king; he increases the strength of his anointed one. 1 Samuel 2:10 NLT

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(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.





Israel Government Shift

20 05 2016

LibermanThis week while I am speaking in Idaho, Israel has seen a major change in its governing coalition. Even after months of back channel pressure from Britain, U.S. and Egypt to choose a liberal path, Netanyahu surprised all by moving right. Instead of forming a “unity” with the Labor party, he invited a conservative party, expanding unity on the right.

Avigdor Liberman is head of Yisrael Beytenu, a conservative party representing Russian immigrants and settlers. He is a “settler” himself. Even the description is a loaded term, because Israel considers all of it citizens equally. Living in Judea or Samaria, (called West Bank by globalists and anti-Israel propaganda).

This means Israel will stand  in stronger agreement with Bible prophecy. The two-state idea is dead. The real answer is annexation of Judea and Samaria. The Palestinian leaders will never accept a Jewish state of any size. This week, they have again denied Jerusalem as Israel’s capital city.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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2,500 Year-old Prophecy for Today

17 05 2016

nebuchadnezzars-imageThe prophet Daniel wrote over 2,500 years ago at the end of the Babylonian Captivity. He heard from God, and the word applies today. The Lord spoke to me this morning from a song written by my old friend, Ron Aldridge, years ago. from Daniel, chapter 2. I can still sing parts of it, although I think he has forgotten it himself. It comes from the King’s dream that only Daniel could interpret. As you know, it was a vision of world history and the great empires.

This part is often overlooked for the dream, but contains great revelation for today. Daniel was thanking God for giving him the answer. Today we are on the verge of the last great prophetic season change.

Then the secret was revealed to Daniel in a night vision. So Daniel blessed the God of heaven.
Daniel answered and said:
“Blessed be the name of God forever and ever,
For wisdom and might are His.
And He changes the times and the seasons;
He removes kings and raises up kings;
He gives wisdom to the wise
And knowledge to those who have understanding.
He reveals deep and secret things;
He knows what is in the darkness,
And light dwells with Him.
I thank You and praise You,
O God of my fathers;
You have given me wisdom and might,
And have now made known to me what we asked of You,
For You have made known to us the king’s demand.” Daniel 2:19-23

There is so much in these verses.  First, he blessed God for His wisdom and might. Then Daniel lists seven things God does. Each is so profound it will explode in your spirit if you let them soak into your core. To save space, I underlined each action verb.

Changes Times and Seasons – I believe we are at the final turning point of history. In the United States, if you thought the election has been wild, fasten your seat-belt. Greater turbulence lies ahead. We are entering a new un-chartered season. Yet, we do not fear. Daniel ends his prayer of thanks with an amazing declaration. The attribute of God that Daniel began with is now his! You have given me wisdom and might.” Wow! If God had not answered, Daniel and all the wise men of Babylon would have been executed.

The season is changing, but God is with us. Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. Ask big things. Expect big answers. Yehovah, God of wisdom and might, shares His with us! Might is deadly without wisdom. Make sure to pray for both. Pray for our leaders and this election season, but know that there is a greater season upon us.

Yehovah God is Faithful!

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Ezekiel’s Dry Bones and the Holocaust

4 05 2016
Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Israel Commemorates Six Million Martys

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day (Yom haShoah) for Jewish people, and all who hold sacred the memory of Six Million Martyrs to Hitler’s genocide. It is a sober day in Israel and around the world for many. We all should pause and reflect and pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Recently, a prominent New York Rabbi called for Jews to leave America and return to Israel for the catastrophe coming to the U.S. (see Wars and Rumors of Wars).

Ezekiel 37 refers to a valley of dry bones that has been seen as pointing to the return of Jews to Israel from exile.But I want to suggest a more literal take on Ezekiel’s dry bones vision. (I have a deeper look at this in my book, Generation LIFE, chapter 11: Holocaust Resurrection.)

3 Questions

Where, geographically, is the valley located that Ezekiel saw? Is the resurrection of the bones literal? What is the purpose of the “exceedingly great army”?

Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.” ’ ” So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army. Ezekiel 37:9-10

Now, the traditional understanding of this passage is to the general last-day return of Israel to the Land. The reference (bolded) of a great army could refer to the IDF (Israel Defense Forces). They have become a force to be reckoned with in the Middle East. That surely applies, but what if God were to literally raise the Holocaust victims from the dead, and supernaturally make them an actual physical army for the last battle?

Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’ Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves. I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, Yehovah, have spoken it and performed it,” says Yehovah.’ ” Ezekiel 37:11-14

One thing clarified by this second quoted section is that the valley of dry bones was not in Israel. I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel. What would be the prophetic timing of such a miracle purpose? We can only speculate, probably at the Second Coming, when Jesus arrives to deal the final defeat of the anti-Messiah forces. What a glorious and victorious battle it will be, especially to those who had suffered such ignoble desecration in their deaths.

I do not insist on this interpretation, but what if….?

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Time to Annex Judea & Samaria (aka West Bank)

15 03 2016

Israeli flag flutters over view of Jewish settlement of OfraThere is a time for everything under the sun, according to King Solomon:

To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

It is time to annex Judea and Samaria which the world calls the West Bank. The Oslo accords have failed. The two-state plan has failed. The Middle East is on fire with the Muslim Brotherhood taking over another state every few months. Arab citizens of Israel are the only Arabs enjoying freedom, peace and liberty. Most Palestinians would be far better off as citizens of Israel. The fumbling obstinate dictatorship of Abbas is no solution. And if he achieved Palestinian statehood, he would be immediately overthrown by Hamas. It is time for Israel to act proactively. Many Israeli’s are ready for a bold solution. Even leaders in the government and the Knesset are speaking openly about annexation.

HotovelyDeputy Transportation Minister MK Tzipi Hotovely (Likud) said on Sunday that it was time that the Israeli government take steps to annex Judea and Samaria, even if it comes with the price of giving citizenship to Arabs residing in these areas. Speaking to Arutz Sheva, Hotovely said that offering citizenship to Palestinian Authority Arabs would be a small price pay for ending the status quo which brings international criticism of Israel, viewed as an “occupier” in Judea and Samaria. (INN 6/24/2013)

Bayit Yehudi head, Economics Minister Naftali Bennett, said Monday that the idea of establishing a Palestinian state has reached a dead-end and should be forsaken. “Never in the history of Israel has so much energy been invested in something so pointless,” Bennett said at a conference on the Jewish settlers in Judea and Samaria and their depiction in the media. (INN 6/17/2013,)

Op-Ed: Annexation: Should Israel Make Her Move Now? by Ron Jager in Israel National News. In recent weeks and months, public leaders and leading journalists affiliated with the settlement movement have called for annexing and incorporating all of Judea and Samaria into Israel. In response to the chaos and weakness of the Arab nations surrounding Israel and the preoccupation of the Western world with the ongoing genocide in Syria, they claim that now is the time to be proactive and go on the offensive and do what will be inevitably done anyway probably under less favorable conditions for Israel. (INN 6/20/2013)

At the same time as these discussions President Bill Clinton visited Israel this week in what I can only call a flashback to 1993. He is lost in the past of his dream of the Oslo accords. Under the headline: Clinton: Israel Must Make Peace or Disappear,Breitbart.com reported: In a speech that will no doubt incentivize Palestinians to continue their campaign of terror and warfare against Israel, former President Bill Clinton told Israel that it would have to make peace with the Palestinians if it wanted to remain Jewish and democratic. (See Palestinian reaction here.)

Even as far back as April 2011, the idea of annexation was gaining momentum as seen in this story about two members of Knesset and a bill proposing annexation.

MK Danon preparing bills to annex West Bank, repeal Oslo Accords; move intended to convince EU to stop UN vote on Palestinian statehood. Ideas about annexing parts of the West Bank that until recently were considered extreme have been gaining traction in the Knesset in recent weeks as the Palestinian Authority continues threatening to declare a state unilaterally in September. National Infrastructures Minister Uzi Landau raised the idea at Israel Beiteinu’s convention in Jerusalem two weeks ago. (Jerusalem Post 4/26/2011)

It is time for Israel to annex Judea and Samaria politically, demographically and most important prophetically.

And I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel; and one king shall be king over them all; they shall no longer be two nations, nor shall they ever be divided into two kingdoms again. Ezekiel 37:22

I wrote this article June 24, 2013, almost three years ago! Then, there was a trickle of interest in annexation. Today, the idea is catching on throughout Israel. Even liberals are now seriously considering the idea. The two-state plan is dead. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Good News in Israel X 7

4 03 2016
Then & Now images of the city of Tel Aviv (Photo: Ezra Adventures) Read more at http://www.breakingisraelnews.com/62401/ezekiels-prophecies-come-life-new-book-stunning-photographs-jewish-world/#klQh1xZdLujEBWHQ.99

Then & Now images of the city of Tel Aviv (Photo: Ezra Adventures)

Netanyahu hails report ranking Israel 8th world power While outlining moves to increase alliances worldwide, PM celebrates international report finding Israel is 8th in world in ‘Power.’

Syrian Refugee Praises Israel and the Jewish People An Israeli nano-sat start-up is betting it can bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing.

Discover Ezekiel’s Miraculous Prophecies in Groundbreaking New Book Devout Christian Doug Hershey, founder of Ezra Adventures, is documenting, through magnificent photography, the prophet Ezekiel’s 2,600-year-old prophecies as they come to fruition today in Israel.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortifiedand inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.” Ezekiel 36:33-36

Jews From Ancient Chinese Community Make Aliyah to Israel It is prophesied that at the end of days, Jews from all over the world will make aliyah (move to Israel). Thanks in no small part to the organization Shavei Israel, this prophecy is coming true today as Jews from Kaifeng, China will merit to call Israel their home.

Satellite pioneer SkyFi’s Vision: Worldwide internet access An Israeli nano-sat start-up is betting it can bring communication technology to the entire globe for next to nothing.

Israeli Schoolboy Finds Ancient Figurine A seven-year-old boy from Beit She’an in northern Israel discovered a small ancient figurine during a weekend family trip to the archeological excavations are nearby Tel Rehov. The clay female figurine has been dated to the Canaanite period, roughly the 15th to 13th century BC

Biblical sheep to return to their homeland Israeli couple in Canada works to reestablish breed of sheep herded by Biblical patriarch Jacob in Israel.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Tailwind for Terror

30 01 2016

Dry Bones Ban Ki-MoonUN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon showed his bias and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned his words this week in a heated exchange.

Netanyahu blasts UN’s Ban: “Your remarks are a tailwind for terror Speaking to the UN Security Council in a session on the current situation in the Middle East, Ban condemns terror wave, but says it is ‘human nature to react to occupation’… Netanyahu accused UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday of supporting Palestinian terrorism.

“It is human nature to react to occupation, which often serves as a potent incubator of hate and extremism,” Ban had told a Security Council meeting in New York.

In what became a war of words, Netanyahu shot back: “The secretary-general’s remarks provide a tailwind for terrorism. There is no justification for terrorism. Those Palestinians who murder do not want to build a state, they want to destroy a state and they say this openly.”

Ban made his remarks on the same day that terrorist victim Shlomit Krigman, 23, was buried in Jerusalem. The young woman was fatally stabbed on Monday evening by two Palestinian terrorists. Jerusalem Post 1-26-16

Perilous Times and Perilous Men
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy, unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good, traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God, having a form of godliness but denying its power. And from such people turn away! 2 Timothy 3:1-5




Devout Muslim Shoots Cop in the Name of Islam

9 01 2016

Philly cop shooter edward-archerThe police news conference was crystal clear. This devout Muslim (according to his own mother), tried to execute a Philadelphia police officer in the name of Islam and the Quran in support of ISIS. This was by his own video confession.  This attempted execution was Friday night and left the heroic policeman in need of multiple surgeries to save his arm.  

Commissioner Ross says the suspect has given a full confession, saying he did it in the name of Islam. “According to him, police bend laws that are contrary to the teachings of the Quran.” Sources say the suspect’s full confession of the alleged attack was written down and recorded on video. CBS Philly

However, in the very same news conference, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenny (D) perversely contradicted his own Police Commissioner. The Mayor tried to defend Islam in a cowardly “politically correct” denial of the stipulated truth. Here is his statement:

“In no way, shape or form does anyone in this room believe that Islam or the teachings of Islam have anything to do with what you’ve seen on that screen,” Kenney said. “That is abhorrent. It’s just terrible, and it does not represent the religion in any way, shape or form or any of its teachings. This is a criminal with a stolen gun who tried to kill one of our officers,” he added. “[It] has nothing to do with being a Muslim or following the Islamic faith.” (Click here for the video statement.)

Who made the Mayor an expert on Islam? There are millions of radical Muslims who base their entire religious ideology squarely on the Quran and Islam. What audacity for the Mayor to claim such omnipotent knowledge of Islam! We are at the point in prophetic history where official leaders blatantly lie publicly to deceive gullible people.

So, what does the Bible say? I submit two references for your consideration.

#1 – 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 – But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things. I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth. 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 2:20-23

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Israel Needs God Now More than Ever

1 01 2016
Yossi Cohen - New Head of the Mossad

Yossi Cohen – New Head of the Mossad

But everyone who calls on the name of Yehovah will be saved, for some on Mount Zion in Jerusalem will escape, just as Yehovah has said. These will be among the survivors whom Yehovah has called. Joel 2:32 NLT

New Mossad chief: Israel still needs God’s help                   In synagogue Torah speech days after appointment, Yossi Cohen says Israel needs God now just as it did at its foundation. The Prime MInister’s National Security Adviser Yossi Cohen, who on Monday was named as the next head of the Mossad, gave a particularly powerful speech at his synagogue on Saturday, noting how Israel was established with God’s help and needs His help today just as much. 

“Without siyata de’shamaya (‘Heavenly aid’ in Aramaic – ed.) the state of Israel would not have been established,” Cohen said in a Biblical exegesis at the synagogue this Shabbat, That was true then – and today too, we need siyata de’shamaya. ‘Where there is no wise direction, a people falls; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety,‘” concluded Cohen, quoting Proverbs 11:14which was taken as the slogan of the Mossad

Two Points:

#1. The Mossad is the Israeli equivalent to our CIA. Wouldn’t it be great if the head of the CIA stated that we need God as much now, as at our beginnings?

#2. Wouldn’t it be great if the slogan of the CIA was Proverbs 11:14?

My takeaway from this story confirms the point in my newest book: Blessing Israel. As the nations rage all around, Yehovah God is restoring Israel. This is true on a physical level, but more profoundly on the spiritual level. God is calling Israelis and touching them in their heart, the very core of their being.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and specifically that all Israel will hear the Voice of Yehovah God Almighty.

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





Jacob Sheep Returning to Israel

24 11 2015

jacob-sheep-1-croppedHere is a fascinating story I found this week. Who knew that the spotted and striped sheep from the Biblical account of Jacob and Laban have genetically survived for three thousand years? A flock of Jacob sheep in Canada is preparing for a move to Israel. The owners believe they will be part of the redemption of Israel and be used in the rebuilt third temple. Here is the reference from Genesis.

Let me pass through all your flock today, removing from there all the speckled and spotted sheep, and all the brown ones among the lambs, and the spotted and speckled among the goats; and these shall be my wages. Genesis 30:32

A Jewish couple from Israel, now living in Canada, plan to bring their flock of 70 sheep to Israel. Gil and Jenna Lewinsky hope to open a Heritage Park.

According to Gil, Jacob Sheep, “are one of the oldest sheep breeds in the world, with genetics that go back 3,000 years to Laban and Jacob.” In addition to their rare spots and speckles, unlike most sheep breeds, both male and female Jacob Sheep have horns, often more than one pair… There will be a woolery at the Heritage Park which will turn the raw wool (the sheep produce 5-6 pounds of it per sheep per year) into religious clothing such as tzizit (prayer fringes), shirts and prayer shawls. The horns can be crafted into shofars.” Breaking Israel News

Blow the trumpet (shofar) in Zion, and sound an alarm in My holy mountain! Let all the inhabitants of the land tremble; for the day of Yehovah is coming, for it is at hand: Joel 2:1

The fact that these sheep are coming from Canada may even be referenced in this verse in Jeremiah:

Lift up your eyes and see those who come from the north. Where is the flock that was given to you, Your beautiful sheep? Jeremiah 13:20

Even though it seems like the world is on fire, it is exciting to see God faithfully fulfilling His eternal promises to His people. Praise the Lord, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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What if Israel’s God Answers Prayer?

20 10 2015

Dry Bones prayerA main theme of my newest book, Blessing Israel, is the coming merger of true believing Christians and true Jewish believers. Our friend at Dry Bones Cartoons did it a gain. He speaks as an Israeli Jew, and seems to recognize the same thing I see. Here is a prophecy from Paul, the Apostle.

For Christ himself has brought peace to us. He united Jews and Gentiles into one people when, in his own body on the cross, he broke down the wall of hostility that separated us. Ephesians 2:14 NLT

Now, enjoy Yaachov Kirschen’s commentary on his above cartoon. Wow!

Western media and politicians cannot see religious belief as a reality. They cannot understand the battle as being beyond politics and economics. They do not understand and cannot conceive that many Muslims view Jewish prophecy as literally real, and possibly a threat to Islamic dominance.

A case in point is the history of one of the gates of the walled city of Jerusalem; the “Golden Gate.” For many centuries Jewish and Christian sages have taught that the long awaited Messiah will enter Jerusalem through that gate. Apparently to prevent the entry into Jerusalem by the prophesied “King of the Jews”, the Muslims walled-up the gate in 810. When Christian Crusaders took the city they reopened the gate (in 1102). When Saladin conquered Crusader Jerusalem in 1187 he had the gate walled-up again. Later, the Ottoman Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent rebuilt it, together with the city walls, but it was again walled-up by Muslims in 1541, and it has stayed that way until today. Safely protecting Islam from the Messiah? Dry Bones

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Who Owns the “West Bank”?

18 09 2015

1922 mapToday’s commentary is a compelling fact sheet on the legal ownership of Judea and Samaria in modern Israel. I have reprinted it in its entirety for accuracy. Enjoy!

The ancient lands of Judea and Samaria, east of Jerusalem, have been part of the Jewish homeland for 3,000 years. Today Arabs demand all of it. 

Judea and Samaria, the land where Jewish ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rachel, David  and Solomon created Biblical history, was renamed the “West Bank” during Jordan’s brief, illegal 19-year occupation. Today, some 380,000 Jews own land and live in the territory, yet their rights are denied by Palestinian Arabs.

What are the facts?

“Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 93-year-old Mandate for Palestine.”

Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the Allied Powers, which were the only parties with the right or power to resolve ownership of vast tracts of the Middle East, allotted to the Jewish people the land west of the Jordan River, including Judea and Samaria. This resolution, made at the San Remo Conference, was effected through the Mandate for Palestine, which was adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and assumed by the United Nations in 1948. This document, based on “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine,” secured “the establishment of the Jewish national home.” Nothing since 1922 has changed the legal status of those internationally binding documents.

Much of the land allocated to the Jews, including most of Judea and Samaria, was taken from them by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria following Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, when the Jewish state was attacked by those Arab nations—the latter three of which were also established by the Mandate for Palestine. Jordan illegally seized the “West Bank” and east Jerusalem, and expelled all Jews from these Biblical homelands.

In fact, the territories of Judea and Samaria have never been part of any nation except the Jewish state. In 1967, when it was again attacked by Arab armies, Israel defeated the invaders and recovered the occupied “West Bank” from Jordan. It should be noted that during Jordan’s occupation of the “West Bank,” no Arab Palestinian movement emerged in favor of independence. Indeed, it wasn’t until Israel reclaimed the land and Jews returned to their ancestral home that claims of Jewish “occupation” were raised.

Today, most land in present-day Judea and Samaria is not privately owned, but rather is unsurveyed—without proven ownership. Israel claims about 30% of the public land in the territory. However, the Supreme Court of Israel has ruled that unsurveyed land in Judea and Samaria can be acquired by Arabs who cultivate it consistently. Arabs, through deed and cultivation rights, own about 95% of private land in the territory. Jews, however, are not granted similar rights, so Jewish farming on unsurveyed land does not entitle Jews to private ownership. Nonetheless, Jews own about 5% of all private land in Judea and Samaria.

Israel offers land for peace. Israel has a clear, millennia-old historical claim to Judea and Samaria, and it reacquired the territories defending itself against an aggressive war. In addition, Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 95-year-old San Remo Resolution. Nonetheless, recognizing that its claims are disputed by Arab neighbors, the Jewish state has shown uncommon willingness to share the land.

Starting in 1967, following the Six-Day War, Israel has offered to give up almost all the land it controls in the “West Bank”—plus a Palestinian capital in the eastern part of Jerusalem—in exchange for peace. Unfortunately, despite numerous such land-for-peace overtures by Israel, including two most recently in 2000 and 2008, the Arabs have consistently rejected them.

Not only do the Arabs reject any Jewish claims to land in Judea and Samaria, they have also insisted during peace negotiations that the territory be made judenrein—free of Jews. Worse, many Palestinian Arabs, such as the terror group Hamas, maintain that the entire land of Palestine—from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, including all of Israel and the “West Bank”—belongs only to Arabs. Today, official Palestinian maps do not depict the state of Israel.

How will the dispute over Judea and Samaria be resolved? Over Israel’s 67 years, it has become a world-class cultural, economic and military power. Its standard of living is among the highest in the Middle East. Clearly the Jewish state is here to stay. Yet despite its strength, Israel has shown willingness to negotiate and exchange land for peace. Sadly, this willingness has not been matched by Palestinian leadership. Until such negotiations are consummated, the “West Bank” will remain in dispute—a no-man’s land in which claims of ownership remain cloudy and contested.

While Israel has clear rights to ownership of Judea and Samaria—also known as the “West Bank”—it has taken a practical position, offering to trade those rights and that land for peace with its Arab neighbors.  As of yet, however, tragically, no Palestinian leader has been willing to compromise his people’s unrealistic expectation that all of Palestine—from the river to the sea—belongs only to Arabs. Flame: Facts and Logic about the Middle East

I make this case  in my latest book, Blessing Israel. Please order a copy today.

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust. ​​So the nations shall fear the name of Yehovah, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. ​​For Yehovah shall build up Zion; ​​He shall appear in His glory. Psalm 102:13-16

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First Sneak Peek at My New Book

6 08 2015

NC writing retreat 8-15Doreen and I are presently writing in the North Carolina mountains. I am finishing my new book on Christian Zionism (sneak peek overview below). Doreen is writing her fourth children’s book, which completes her series. Please pray for us for a free flow of the Holy Spirit as we write. Thank you. Here is a first look at my newest book:

Blessing Israel – The Throne of Zion

Compelling Biblical Evidence of Zion’s Purpose in God’s Heart

Overview: The idea that God would single out one people to bless and favor has been the source of much controversy from the beginning. It started within Jacob’s own family with that famous (or infamous) coat of many colors. Who knew at the time, the great intrigue that would result not only with Joseph, but ultimately all nations.

My goal in writing this little guide to Christian Zionism is that you would lay it down after reading the last chapter concluding that you, too, are a Zionist.

This will involve learning the true Biblical idea of God’s purpose in blessing Israel and the definition of Zionism according to the Bible text. It must also serve to expose the many false definitions of Zionism, which has become a curse to many.

To find the correct understanding we look not to man’s definitions, but to God Himself. We want to know how He defines Zionism. What was in His heart? Did He favor a people only to reject all others? Or, did God set out to raise up a people to show the world what His love and favor produces, and invite them to join? The saga continues throughout human history, but concluding now, in this generation, with the most exciting climax possible.

We are also praying for the financial ability to get both books published as soon as possible. Thank you for your prayers.

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The Political Pope

27 06 2015
Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican Saturday, May 16, 2015.(Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)

Pope Francis exchanges gifts with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during an audience at the Vatican Saturday, May 16, 2015.(Alberto Pizzoli/Pool Photo via AP)

I spoke of my preference for mercy over justice recently, but even justice has been redefined; and truth is now unknowable. Pope Francis says Palestine is a state and the Vatican has concluded a treaty with “the state of Palestine”. However, read my lips: “There is no state called Palestine anywhere on this planet.” The Pope is using the enormous force of the Vatican to declare a state that does not exist.

Vatican Signs Historic First Accord with ‘Palestine’ After recognizing PA as a ‘state,’ Pope Francis’s supposedly apolitical Vatican signs treaty with ‘Palestine’ before it does so with Israel. The accord, a treaty covering the life and activity of the Church in Judea and Samaria, was the first since the Vatican made the controversial step of recognition in February 2013. It also recognizes the PA as having authority in eastern Jerusalem, the undivided capital of the Jewish state. 

There are a number of things wrong about this decision. Here are three:

1. It violates the Oslo accordsSigning international treaties unilaterally is a breach of the 1993 Oslo Accords which created the PA. Consider that Israel legally became a state in 1948, but the Vatican only began diplomatic relations in 1993. This was 45 years after statehood! Yet they give diplomatic recognition to “Palestine” before statehood! In contrast to its rush to sign accords with the PA, the Vatican has had diplomatic relations with Israel since 1993 but has yet to conclude an accord on the Church’s rights in the Jewish state which has been under discussion since 1999Truth is lost. 
2. It is unilateral, leaving Israel completely out of the discussion“Israel cannot accept the unilateral determinations in the agreement which do not take into account Israel’s essential interests and the special historic status of the Jewish people in Jerusalem,” Israel’s Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon

By endorsing the “1967 borders” the Vatican joins the unjust attempt to rewrite history by ignoring Israel’s victory in the Six Day War. When the world talks about the ’67 borders they mean before the war. How convenient. Of course, there were never any legal borders at all in ’67, only the 1949 armistice lines. Truth is lost.

3. It ignores Palestinian persecution of ChristiansThe agreement appears to ignore the fact that Christians have been systematically persecuted under the PA, which has caused the Christian population in Bethlehem to nearly disappear from 60% in 1990 to 15% last year. 

According to Justus Reid Weiner of Hebrew University, in July 2012, a court in Jericho sentenced a Christian to a month of imprisonment for eating in public during Ramadan. “Five other people were also arrested for the same conduct. The chairman of the PA Supreme Court for Sharia Law stated: ‘We have to monitor the streets, and severely punish anyone who eats in public during Ramadan. This is the responsibility of the security forces…I call upon other non-Muslims to be considerate of Muslims’ feelings.”

This is in sharp contrast to Western societies, where the majority is usually called upon to be considerate of the minority.

“The Palestinian Land Law prescribes the death penalty for selling land to Jews. Various Christians have testified that it is also enforced if land is sold to Christians. Several Christian owners have been extorted to give up their land to Muslims. In practice, the legal system in the Palestinian territories provides them no recourse,” said Weiner. Israel National News  Truth is lost.

So what must we conclude from the Pope’s decision? (But for time and space, I could add recent US Supreme Court decisions.) We must conclude that truth is lost. Isaiah saw the problem over 2,500 years ago.

For our transgressions are multiplied before You, and our sins testify against us; for our transgressions are with us, and as for our iniquities, we know them: In transgressing and lying against Yehovah, and departing from our God,
Speaking oppression and revolt, conceiving and uttering from the heart words of falsehood. Justice is turned back,
​and righteousness stands afar off; for truth is fallen in the street, and equity cannot enter. So truth fails, and he who departs from evil makes himself a prey. Isaiah 59:12-15

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Rise of Arab Army!

28 03 2015

WSJ map

 

Acceleration: While you were watching basketball, the Middle East has turned a new dark corner. Saudi Arabia has attacked Yemeni rebels and now Egypt is joining along with Jordan. This might be a good thing if it was just about Yemen, but the next turn could be deadly for Israel. The armies that are massing will be getting good practice that could turn against Israel. Look at this headline from Nasrallah, the leader of Hezbollah in Lebanon and Syria.

Nasrallah: Israel Should be Targeted, Not Yemen Hezbollah leader blasts Saudi Arabia for launching airstrikes against Houthi rebels, saying it should lead a campaign against Israel. Speaking in a televised speech, Nasrallah said the military campaign should be directed at Israel, not Yemen, adding that if the warplanes were directed towards Israel, Hezbollah would join in.

This could be the trigger that leads to the end of the Psalm 83 War. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, Saudi Arabia is now openly talking about getting nukes because of Obama concessions to Iran.

The Israeli elections concluded with a stunning victory for PM Benjamin Netanyahu. The last polls had him behind by four or five seats and he won by six, a swing of 10 seats! This was despite (or perhaps because of) President Obama’s attempt to influence the vote toward the liberal Herzog. Even the New York Times reported the growing acrimony toward not only the PM, but Israel itself.

White House Antagonism Toward Netanyahu Grows The White House is stepping up its antagonism toward Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu despite his victory in this week’s elections, signaling that it is in no rush to repair a historic rift between the United States and Israel.

Obama-Netanyahu Hostility is ‘Unprecedented’ in History Historian reveals the key clashes between US presidents and Israeli prime ministers, and why none have been as bad as the ‘new low.’

In just two weeks, major shifts have occurred that may accelerate the timing of prophetic fulfillment regarding God’s promises of Israel’s restoration and favor.

The Remnant of Israel Saved “At the same time,” says Yehovah, “I will be the God of all the families of Israel, and they shall be My people.” Thus says Yehovah: “The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness—Israel, when I went to give him rest.” ​Yehovah has appeared of old to me, saying: “Yes, I have loved you with an everlasting love; therefore with loving kindness I have drawn you. Again I will build you, and you shall be rebuilt, O virgin of Israel! You shall again be adorned with your tambourines, and shall go forth in the dances of those who rejoice. You shall yet plant vines on the mountains of Samaria; The planters shall plant and eat them as ordinary food. For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim, Arise, and let us go up to Zion, To Yehovah our God.’ ” Jeremiah 31:1-6
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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)




Commander of the Straw Man Army

6 02 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

Top Obama Aid Working to Defeat Israeli Right

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

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

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

Dems confront Israel, raising Netanyahu speech stakes

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. In that day,” says Yehovah, “I will strike every horse with confusion, and its rider with madness; I will open My eyes on the house of Judah, and will strike every horse of the peoples with blindness. And the governors of Judah shall say in their heart, ‘The inhabitants of Jerusalem are my strength in Yehovah of hosts, their God.’ In that day I will make the governors of Judah like a fire-pan in the woodpile, and like a fiery torch in the sheaves; they shall devour all the surrounding peoples on the right hand and on the left, but Jerusalem shall be inhabited again in her own place—Jerusalem.” Zechariah 12:2-6

Is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that “fiery torch”?

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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





Israel, Here We Come!

2 02 2015

IsraelDoreen and I are so excited to bring a small group of 14 to Israel for our 2015 Tour next week! I hope to post updates while we are there. If I am not able to post on this blog, I will try to use Twitter for an occasional Tweet of our progress. You can follow me on Twitter at this address: @TNCLes

We plan to “prophesy to the Land” according to Ezekiel 36, and my first book.

We also plan to visit the Garden Tomb and Golgotha. Please see the updated press release at the “Golgotha” tab on the menu bar above this blog.

Your prayers will be appreciated as we travel throughout the glorious Land of Promise!

For Yehovah has chosen Jerusalem; he has desired it for his home. “This is my resting place forever,” he said. “I will live here, for this is the home I desired. I will bless this city and make it prosperous; I will satisfy its poor with food. I will clothe its priests with godliness; its faithful servants will sing for joy. Here I will increase the power of David; my anointed one will be a light for my people. I will clothe his enemies with shame, but he will be a glorious king.” Psalm 132: 13-18 NLT
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Jesus is a Jew

27 01 2015

six million and oneToday is Holocaust Memorial Day January 27, 2015. Please take at least a moment to remember all those who perished at the hands of the Hitler death machine. Six million Jews and at least five million others were murdered. Yet, God will redeem and has redeemed their suffering as recorded in Psalm 102 (see below).

Yad Vashem, the Jerusalem Holocaust Museum now has an exhibit by Jewish artist Moshe Hoffman that must be seen. It is the picture above this article. His message is profound for Jews and Christian alike. Jesus was a Jew. If Jesus had lived His earthly life during World War II in Europe, Hitler would have dragged Him down off the cross and taken Jesus to the gas chamber and incineration furnace. Jesus was a Jew. He is still a Jew. Christians believe He is the Messiah and is coming soon. When He comes, He will still be a Jew. He is the seed of David of the tribe of Judah.

Please take a moment to meditate on the first half of Psalm 102, the Holocaust Psalm:

 A Prayer of the afflicted, when he is overwhelmed and pours out his complaint before Yehovah.

Hear my prayer, O Yehovah,
And let my cry come to You.
Do not hide Your face from me in the day of my trouble;
Incline Your ear to me;
In the day that I call, answer me speedily.
For my days are consumed like smoke,
And my bones are burned like a hearth.
My heart is stricken and withered like grass,
So that I forget to eat my bread.
Because of the sound of my groaning
My bones cling to my skin.
I am like a pelican of the wilderness;
I am like an owl of the desert.
I lie awake,
And am like a sparrow alone on the housetop.
My enemies reproach me all day long;
Those who deride me swear an oath against me.
For I have eaten ashes like bread,
And mingled my drink with weeping,
10 Because of Your indignation and Your wrath;
For You have lifted me up and cast me away.
11 My days are like a shadow that lengthens,
And I wither away like grass.
12 But You, O Yehovah, shall endure forever,
And the remembrance of Your name to all generations.
13 You will arise and have mercy on Zion;
For the time to favor her,
Yes, the set time, has come.
14 For Your servants take pleasure in her stones,
And show favor to her dust.
15 So the nations shall fear the name of Yehovah,
And all the kings of the earth Your glory.
16 For Yehovah shall build up Zion;
He shall appear in His glory.
17 He shall regard the prayer of the destitute,
And shall not despise their prayer.
18 This will be written for the generation to come,
That a people yet to be created may praise Yehovah. 
                                                                                                                                              The correct Hebrew translation of “generation to come” is actually “generation last”, which is the title of my second book. We are the generation that can understand Psalm 102. Selah!
                                             Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)
                                                                                                                                         (I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)




Psalm 83 Answer to Prayer

29 12 2014

ps 83For years I have proclaimed the truth of the Psalm 83 War. The first section of the Psalm describes the circumstances leading up to the war, which we can see is now the case in real-time. This is the next war in Israel and the countries attacking are specifically named in middle third of the Psalm. This war is distinct from the Gog and Magog War of Ezekiel 38-39 which also names countries involved. These two lists are of different countries with no overlapping. These are two separate wars. Once you grasp the difference it will settle the issue very easily. Another difference is that Ezekiel says Israel is living in peace in un-walled villages at the time of that invasion, which is certainly not true today.

“You will say, ‘I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates’— “to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations,” Ezekiel 38:11-12

So what is the answer to prayer from Psalm 83? You will find it in the last third of the Psalm.

Deal with them as with Midian,
As with Sisera,
As with Jabin at the Brook Kishon,
Who perished at En Dor,
Who became as refuse on the earth.
Make their nobles like Oreb and like Zeeb,
Yes, all their princes like Zebah and Zalmunna,
Who said, “Let us take for ourselves
The pastures of God for a possession.” Psalm 83:9-12

 

The prayer request was simple, that God would deal with Israel’s enemies the same way He did with the Midianites in Gideon’s victory. Yehovah God caused the enemy of 135,000 soldiers to fight and kill each other till they were  routed by only 300 men of Israel.

This is exactly what is happening today in the Middle East. Shia fight Sunni, Egyptian against Egyptian (Isaiah 19), civil war in Syria and Yemen, and of course the ISIS barbarians in Iraq and Syria.

ISIS executes 100 of its own foreign fighters

ISIS executes “Extremist members plotting rebellion”

Therefore, we must live the lesson of Gideon. This battle will be won, not by our might or power, but God Himself will fight for Israel. We must pray to Him for the victory. He is the victory!

Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem!

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I Joined the Dry Bones Family

17 11 2014

Dry Bones member D14B16_1I just joined the Dry Bones family and you can, too. This has been my favorite Israeli political cartoon since my first visit to Israel in 1984. It was in the Jerusalem Post daily paper. Yaakov Kirschen makes a compelling case for fighting antisemitism with cartoons in what he describes as “a post literate world.” (Click here to join!)

The Problem: Israel is being boycotted, delegitimized, and defamed!! There is now a massive rise in antisemitism world-wide. Support for Christians and Jews in the Middle East has collapsed. Western campuses are hostile to our younger generation. We are shocked and frustrated. The situation is dire, urgent, and obvious, but an effective response seems to elude us.

Let’s Begin:The beginning of an effective response needs to be an understanding of “post literacy”.  This was once a bi-polar world. People were either literate (they could read and write) or they were illiterate (they were unable to read or write). That world is gone. The targets of our messages are now post literate. (they can read and write but they prefer not to). Letter writing has disappeared. Emails beyond a few lines are ignored. Texting, tweeting, and the rise of the Instagram are the evolutionary result of this post literacy.

Dry Bones:The increase in importance of the cartoon is yet another step in this evolution. . . . And, in part, explains the wild popularity of Dry Bones cartoons in the digital world. If you are a Zionist you have probably shared or received Dry Bones cartoons.

We Are The Answer:The time has come to organize and expand the Dry Bones response. We want you to join and support us. Whether you are a young student or a concerned retiree, join us. Whether you are Jewish or not we offer you a way to fight back. Join us. We are the answer. Yaakov Kirschen, Dry Bones

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Dry Bones Moses





Ebola in Prophecy

14 10 2014
AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh

AP Photo/Abbas Dulleh

FEAR NOT! 

Do you think Ebola is in the Bible? There are many references to pestilence and disease. Ebola is not there by name, but in principle. God has often allowed pestilence to come into a people, even His chosen people, when they defy Him with their abominations. It is His judgement against their incorrigible sinfulness and rebellion. Yet, He also offers a way out through repentance, a turning back to His ways. My concern is in this context for America. Here are my thoughts on the Ebola crisis.

  1. Our President said it would not come here. He was wrong.
  2. Our President said it would not spread. He was wrong.
  3. He refuses to stop incoming commercial flights from West Africa. He is wrong. Twenty other nations have already done this. The CDC reason is ridiculous; saying that we could not send helpers to Africa. Of course we could. And we should. They would travel on supervised charter flights and be quarantined for 21 days upon their return.
  4. Ellis Island. Hello? Isn’t that what we did in the early days?
  5. Early astronauts returning were quarantined to protect against any space germs.
  6. One proposal would have an Ebola unit in every state. (I thought it is not going to spread in the US.) This would involve astronomical costs in money and personnel, that would possibly bankrupt some hospitals. Even now, the Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas has converted its ICU to Ebola and sends their own patients to other hospitals.
  7. So, here’s an idea. Let’s fight this disease at its source (10,000 new cases each week) and stop importing 150 potential Ebola carriers per day to the US!

FEAR NOT! Why should we be afraid if God is with us? Here is just a sampling of encouragement from the Bible:

When they came to the oasis of Marah, the water was too bitter to drink. So they called the place Marah (which means “bitter”). Then the people complained and turned against Moses. “What are we going to drink?” they demanded. So Moses cried out to Yehovah for help, and Yehovah showed him a piece of wood. Moses threw it into the water, and this made the water good to drink. It was there at Marah that Yehovah set before them the following decree as a standard to test their faithfulness to him. He said, “If you will listen carefully to the voice of Yehovah your God and do what is right in his sight, obeying his commands and keeping all his decrees, then I will not make you suffer any of the diseases I sent on the Egyptians; for I am Yehovah who heals you.” Exodus 15:23-26 NLT
Those who live in the shelter of the Most High will find rest in the shadow of the Almighty. This I declare about Yehovah: He alone is my refuge, my place of safety; He is my God, and I trust him. For he will rescue you from every trap and protect you from deadly disease. He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection. Do not be afraid of the terrors of the night, nor the arrow that flies in the day. Do not dread the disease that stalks in darkness, nor the disaster that strikes at midday. Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you. Psalm 91:1-7 NLT
For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7
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(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah!   (for deeper study click here.)




Rejoice for Seven Days

10 10 2014

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“Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of Yehovah for seven days; on the first day there shall be a sabbath-rest, and on the eighth day a sabbath-rest. And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before Yehovah your God for seven days. You shall keep it as a feast to Yehovah for seven days in the year. It shall be a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month. You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths, that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am Yehovah your God.”
So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of Yehovah. Leviticus 23:39-44
Four Points
  1. The Feast of Tabernacles is a seven-day celebration of the great joy of harvest and intimacy with our God.
  2. It is and everlasting feast.
  3. We dwell in booths or tabernacles to remember the desert wanderings, but also to look forward to Yehovah making His home among us!
  4. All seven feasts are His feasts. They are not called the feasts of Israel, but the feasts of Yehovah.

Please take the time to listen to my radio interview explaining the seven feasts:

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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





The Second Blood Moon

6 10 2014

140415104528-blood-moon-composite-irpt-horizontal-galleryBlood Moon (Holy Tetrad)

As many of you are aware, we are in the middle of what I call a Holy Tetrad.  A tetrad is defined by NASA as when four consecutive total lunar eclipses occur (see http://science.nasa.gov/science-news/science-at-nasa/2014/27mar_tetrad/).  When all of the total lunar eclipses fall on the High Holy Days (as defined by YHWH in Leviticus 23 & Deuteronomy 16), I call it a Holy Tetrad.

During a total lunar eclipse, the moon will turn dark red and it is often described as a “blood moon”.  This terminology is used in Scripture (Joel 2:31, Acts 2:20, & Rev 6:12).

The four blood moons of the 2014-2015 Holy Tetrad are 04/15/2014 (Pesach/Passover), 10/08/2014 (Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot), 04/04/2015 (Pesach/Passover), and 09/28/2015 (Feast of Tabernacles/Sukkot).  So far, we had the first blood moon of the Holy Tetrad on the most recent Pesach/Passover and will have a second blood moon coming up this Wednesday. (Quoted from a report by George Pappas)

I like the phrase George used: “Holy Tetrad.” The timing of these eclipses on holy feast days cannot be understated. God is definitely telling us something. Signs in the heavens point us to the coming of the Messiah. We are in a season of accelerating signs. Even the world events are centered on the geographical center of the earth: Jerusalem, Israel and the Middle East.

We must not continue with business as usual. The winds of change are blowing. There is a stirring in the air and a feeling deep in the inner man confirming cosmic change of Biblical proportions. This is not a time for burying your head in the sand or sleeping on your watch. Wake up! Be alert, discern the times. Be ready to act for God’s purposes.

Two verses mean a lot to me right now. One describes our readiness and the other our action.

the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; 1 Chronicles 12:32

Those who do wickedly against the covenant he shall corrupt with flattery; but the people who know their God shall be strong, and carry out great exploits. Daniel 11:32

Get ready now because there won’t be time when the trumpet sounds. It is better to be ready than to have to get ready at that time.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Trumpets Sounding

24 09 2014

Happy New YearShana Tovah! That is Happy New Year in Hebrew. Sundown tonight was the beginning of 5775 in the Jewish calendar. But it also signals the start of the Fall Feasts; namely Trumpets, Yom Kippur (Atonement), and Feast of Tabernacles. For more detail please listen to my radio interview (Audio: The Feasts of Yehovah) to the right of this column, in which I teach ten minutes on each feast.

But, the most exciting anticipation for me each year in this season, is the Day of the Sounding of Trumpets (Yom Teruah). This evening in Jerusalem and literally around the world, the trumpets announced the great harvest feast. Not only does it speak of end-time harvest of souls, it is the warm-up for the most important sounding of trumpets in all of history. The Messiah comes at the blast of trumpets!

Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed— in a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:51-52

Yet, there is an even greater clue in Jesus’ words recorded in Matthew 24 and Mark 13. Notice the mention of the trumpet announcing His coming, and then at the end of the selection notice the reference to “that day and hour no one knows”.

Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. 

Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that it is near—at the doors! Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven but My Father only. Matthew 24:30:36
This is one of the most exciting facts I know from studying Jewish roots. Jesus was not making the timing obscure, He was actually giving the answer. The Day of Trumpets Fall Feast was commanded to begin on the sighting of the new moon. If clouds or other weather blocked the view, they would have to wait for the next night. The trumpets could not be sounded until the physical sighting. If it was cloudy early and cleared up later the trumpets were released to blow. So, the entire high holy days season could not commence until the trumpets sounded. Here is the amazing fact. Jews of that day used a common expression as a sort of slang reference to the Feast of Trumpets. They said it was the feast that no one knows the day or hour! It was a literal description of the timing issue. Wow! So Jesus was very likely referring to that when He used that expression. He was letting them know to look for His return at the Fall Feast of Trumpets! Now you see why I have an extra reason to enjoy this season. Shana Tovah, Happy New Year!
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Despite Rockets, Jews Return to Israel from the Nations

21 07 2014

aliyahMore than one thousand Jews have immigrated to Israel since the Gaza war started sixteen days ago. In fact, the number is at least 1,128 new Israelis. Praise the Lord! Today I share the motive and links to several reports documenting this miracle. Why would perfectly normal families and single people living in Canada, France, Ukraine and the United States decide to come now? Or, since they had planned this for some time, why did they not cancel or postpone? Some will rightfully point to the rise of anti-Semitism in France and Ukraine. Yet that is not the real motive. There is something happening in the depths of the heart of many. It is calling them home. It is the voice of Yehovah God, keeping His Promise!

“For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim,  ​‘​Arise, and let us go up to Zion, ​​to Yehovah our God.’ ” For thus says Yehovah: ​​“Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ​‘​O Yehovah, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!’​​Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; ​​A great throng shall return there.

​​They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. ​​I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn. ​​“Hear the word of Yehovah, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, ​‘​He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.’ ​​For Yehovah has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he. ​​Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the goodness of Yehovah.”  Jeremiah 31:6-12

I am one such watchman and I live in the nation that is certainly the chief among the nations in my generation. It is my call to proclaim the regathering and restoration of Israel. I am surely humbled and grateful for the role to which I am called. Perhaps you, too, hear that Voice of the Holy Spirit stirring you to PROCLAIM! If so, please obey and use every means at your disposal to spread the word of Yehovah’s regathering and restoration.

Here are a few of the headlines and links to those who have returned just since the present Gaza conflict started a couple weeks ago.

Making Aliyah Under Fire INN 7-8-14

64 US Jews make aliyah despite escalating security situation Ynetnews.com 7-9-14

As Rockets Fall, 900 new Immigrants Arrive in Israel INN 7-14-14

400 French Jews Make Aliyah Today INN 7-16-14

Dozens of French Jews moving to rocket-battered Ashdod, Ashkelon Haaretz 7-16-14

Undeterred by Gaza conflict, 228 North American immigrants due The Times of Israel 7-20-14

7-22-14 Update: 250 more new immigrants landed today bringing the total since the start of Gaza fighting to over 1,500. Also, the U.S. and other Western nations are suspending flights temporarily. Hmmm, maybe the devil doesn’t like God calling His people back to the Land?

‘We’ve had more immigrants than missiles,’ says Sharansky. The Times of Israel 7-22-14

“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13

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




Three Israeli Teens Murdered

30 06 2014

three-boysOne teen was an Israeli/American citizen. After hundreds of thousands of Israelis have gathered in prayer all over the land for two weeks, the tragic news came today. Prime Minister Netanyahu holds Hamas responsible. Two suspects have already been named. The kidnapped and murdered boys bodies were found in a shallow grave on Arab property belonging to one of the previously named suspect’s family.

Meanwhile: A Hamas official denied responsibility Monday evening for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers, threatening to “open the gates of hell” against Israel if it launched an attack against the Gaza Strip.

three boys ambulance attackedHere is a picture of the Humvee ambulance that was carrying the boys bodies. It was attacked by Arabs smashing windows. The savage hatred directed at Yehovah’s Chosen People is breath-taking. We need to pray for their deliverance and salvation. “They know not what they do,” as Jesus said on the cross.

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It’s not over. The shedding of innocent blood is an abomination to God and has been since the beginning.

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. Genesis 4:10-11

These six things Yehovah hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,  A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:7-8
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
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Israel Tour Invitation

25 06 2014

Garden TombDoreen and I would like to invite you to accompany us on a trip of a life-time to the beautiful land of Israel. Is it your time to go?

You may not have noticed the previous announcement of our 2015 Israel Tour. Please pray about your participation. The dates are February 10-21, 2015. We are limiting to 25 people and we are halfway to that total. I believe the intimacy of a small group is a bonus. Please click here for the full itinerary (in Word doc format), cost and registration. Notice the hot links on the itinerary to view each hotel.

This tour is a little longer than normal and I have customized it somewhat to visit particular sites coinciding with what I have taught. Our next to last full day you will be free to explore Jerusalem. Our hotel for five nights in Jerusalem is a ten minute walk to the Old City. Naftali, is our hand-picked excellent Israeli guide. We will have great fun, enormous learning opportunities, and spiritual encouragement.

If you have flight or technical questions please contact Regina at Mauro Tours. You still have time to register ($300.00 per person) before the discount deadline of July 15.

Please prayerfully consider our invitation and if the Lord says “No”, then please pray for those who will be going. Thank you and special thanks for your faithful reading of my blog and for your prayers as a watchman on the wall for Jerusalem!

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Israel: A Blessing to the Nations

13 05 2014

“Israel will bud and blossom and fill all the world with fruit.” Isaiah 27:6

Israel fruitThrough Yehovah’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.” Lamentations 3: 22-23

ISRAELI INVENTIONS THAT COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE:

  • The First Care Emergency Bandage, invented by an Israeli military medic, is credited for saving the life of US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords in a 2011 shooting.
  • Jerusalem-based Mobileye technology for identifying and alerting to driving hazards is being built into virtually every new vehicle in the world.
  • SensAheart, by the Israeli diagnostic technology company Novamed, can be used at home and in the hospital to detect a heart attack coming on.
  • The Agilite Instant Harness, the world’s smallest Class II rappelling harness, saved the lives of South African miners trapped underground in 2013.
  • Israel’s Babysense breathing monitor has helped protect more than 600,000 babies from crib death.
  • When the iMayDay iPhone app senses that your car has been in a collision, it sets off an alarm and emails five pre-determined addresses (or generates up to 50 SMS messages) to inform emergency workers and/or loved ones about the accident.
  • PerSys Medical’s Blizzard Survival jacket was pivotal last March in the rescue of a mother and son by the Llanberis Mountain Rescue Team in Wales. (Israel21c) JNN News

Add to the wonderful technological discoveries above, the amazing fulfillment of Bible prophecy. I don’t have room to print out the list, but please click on the link below and give thanks to the God of Israel for His faithful restoration of the Land and the People of His chosen Seed, Israel.

“10 Bible Prophesies”. These 10 Bible prophecies were fulfilled after 1948, when Israel became an independent country for the second time in history. These prophecies foretold of modern Israel’s stunning military victories and of its transition from a desert wasteland to a prosperous nation.  Please read the Scripture evidence here.

 “In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.” Genesis 22:18

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News Harvester

28 04 2014

harvestoutpost001006This is my full time job. Today I want to give you a glimpse into what I do. Each week my consumption of news is easily 30-40 hours. I read and watch domestic news, but especially Israel and Mid-east news sources, intelligence reports and briefs. My goal is to “harvest” from hundreds of sources each week and reduce it down to a few stories and events that are singled out by the Holy Spirit to share with you. You see, I pray constantly while reading and make it my assignment to “see and hear” what the Spirit says.

Not everyone needs this service, but many of you are very busy with your own calling in life and can greatly benefit from this simple service. My calling is to simplify. This is not my ability, but a gift from God to see the irreducible minimum message from the Lord in prophetic news. A mentor once told me this guidance to which I am committed: “Don’t be a preacher who has to say something, be a preacher who has something to say.”

Watching world events, Israel events and church events as a prophetic intercessor is a wonderful calling. One must learn to see by the Holy Spirit and hear by the Holy Spirit. The pen is mightier than the sword. In this day of world-wide Internet and social media, the opportunity is great. Please pray for me when the Lord brings me to your mind, and thank you for following my updates here on Elisha Vision Commentary and my weekly YouTube prophetic updates: The Issachar Forum-A Prophetic Think Tank.

(Added 4-30-14: My weekly meetings when I am home include a Thursday night home group, two regular meetings with brothers for prayer, Sunday Bible class in a local church, video recording each Sunday afternoon, and the public Issachar Forum each Sunday night at a local restaurant. There are also several monthly meetings.)

For any who are curious about our financial support, we live by Social Security, regular offerings from friends, and occasional gifts from individuals and speaking engagements. Offerings received for my five books and Doreen’s books usually pay for themselves and give us the freedom to give them away as the Lord leads. We are deeply grateful for each of you who pray and/or contribute to this ministry.

O Jerusalem, I have posted watchmen on your walls; they will pray day and night, continually. Take no rest (Hebrew: chashah – to be silent, quiet, still, inactive), all you who pray to Yehovah. Isaiah 62:6

We pray the blessing of Yehovah, God of Heaven’s Armies on you and your loved ones! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Red Moons Next

7 04 2014

 

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Prophecy buffs are always trying to figure out the next important fulfillment. With Bible prophecy seen on a daily basis, it has become more than recognizing their occurrence. It is now about connecting the dots. When I was a boy, a prophecy fulfilled was a major wonder. Today, they form a matrix of events and timing. More than ever, we need to be sons and daughters of Issachar:

From the tribe of Issachar, there were 200 leaders of the tribe with their relatives. All these men understood the signs of the times and knew the best course for Israel to take. 1 Chronicles 12:32

I wrote about the Blood-red Moons in my January 1, 2014 commentary: 2014 Prophetic Signs. Today, we are on the brink of this astronomical season of signs in the heavens. One difference between this rare tetrad of lunar eclipses on Biblical Feast Days of Passover and Tabernacles (starting April 15) is that this time, we know about it ahead of time.

This happened at well documented seasons of monumental dealings of God and Israel. Here is a quick review of some of the amazing seasons when a tetrad and the Feast Days coincided. In each case it was within a couple of years either way of the event.

1. The death of Jesus on the Cross.

2. The destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D.

3. The expulsion of the Jews from Spain and discovery of the New World (which would eventually be a place of refuge for Jews fleeing from persecution in many nations).

4. The establishment of Israel in 1948 after the Holocaust.

5. The return of Jerusalem to Jewish sovereignty. (Jesus had personally prophesied the downfall in 70 A.D. and its domination by Gentiles, until their period of dominance concluded in June, 1967).

“They will be killed by the sword or sent away as captives to all the nations of the world. And Jerusalem will be trampled down by the Gentiles until the period of the Gentiles comes to an end.” Luke 21:24

So what is the profound event affecting Israel that corresponds to this 2014-2015 series of lunar eclipses? Let me suggest two scenarios. It could be either, neither or both; but at least we should be asking the Lord to help us “understand the times.”

First ScenarioThis season could see the culmination of the Psalm 83 War featuring only the countries immediately bordering Israel (listed by their ancient names in the Psalm). We could also see the Isaiah 17:1 fulfillment of the end of Damascus (Capital of Syria) as an inhabitable city. Also, I believe the Psalm 83 victory will see Israel claiming its Genesis 15 borders from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates.

On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18

Second ScenarioAnother possibility is a birds-eye view. In 1948, God’s restoration was for the Land, the State of Israel being restored. In 1967, He restored Jerusalem to Israel’s control. If you think of these steps as viewed through a camera, you start with a wide-angle lens, then you narrow the focus from the land to the city. That could be a clue to what to expect in this visitation. Narrow the focus once more and you see clearly a close-up of the Temple Mount. Perhaps a major change is about to happen there. What do you think? Beyond our mere speculations there is one sure word of Yeshua, the Messiah: Look up! Our redemption is close!

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:25-28

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150 Rockets Rain on Israel

14 03 2014

Gaza rockets 3-12-14Three days = 150 rockets fall on Israel from Gaza this week. One hundred were fired on Wednesday alone (30 fell harmlessly in Gaza). This hardly makes news in Western and US media.

As rockets rain down, Liberman calls for IDF to recapture Gaza Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on Wednesday evening said the IDF should reoccupy the Gaza Strip in response to an ongoing, massive rocket bombardment of southern Israel, and said that the Israeli government must defend its citizens even if it jeopardized peace talks with the Palestinians.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not endorse his foreign minister’s demand, however. Asked at a joint press conference with Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron if he backed the reconquest of the Strip, Netanyahu said that “if there is no quiet in our south, no quiet for the residents of Israel, there will be noise, lots of noise in Gaza.”

IDF attacks numerous terror targets in Gaza in response to rocket fire Army hits 2 targets with artillery fire, 29 more in airstrike after Islamic Jihad fired dozens of rockets at cities and towns in southern Israel. This was the heaviest barrage of rockets fired from the Strip since the 2012 Operation Pillar of Defense.

IDF patrol attacked near border with Lebanon (Friday March 14) Three soldiers taken to hospital to rule out injuries; army fires back at Hezbollah position north of the border; Lebanese army placed on alert.

As Israel heats up causing distress and complexity, there is another sign in the heavens to mention. On January 1, I wrote about the red moon eclipse tetrad beginning on Passover, April 15 (more on the red moons in the next few weeks). I quoted Jesus speaking of signs in the sun, moon and stars. The eclipses are in the sun and moon in the next 18 months, but here is a very interesting report about a sign in a star, Polaris, the North Star.

POLARIS, THE NORTH STAR IS GETTING BRIGHTER AND NO ONE KNOWS WHY

Oh, send out Your light and Your truth! Let them lead me; Let them bring me to Your holy hill and to Your tabernacle. Psalm 43:3

“And there will be signs in the sun, in the moon, and in the stars; and on the earth distress of nations, with perplexity, the sea and the waves roaring; men’s hearts failing them from fear and the expectation of those things which are coming on the earth, for the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to happen, look up and lift up your heads, because your redemption draws near.” Luke 21:25-28

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Kerry’s Plan: Rock or Sand?

1 02 2014

Protesting peace plan 1-20-141. Kerry’s Framework Plan gives half of Jerusalem to Palestine state as their capital. Israel cannot agree. SAND!

2. Kerry’s Framework Plan gives the Jordan Valley to Palestine. Israel cannot agree. SAND!

3. Kerry’s Framework Plan declares Israel as a Jewish state. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

4. Kerry’s Framework Plan leaves 20-25% of Jews in Palestine. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

5. Kerry’s Framework Plan allows no right of return for Arabs to Israel. Palestinians will not agree. SAND!

6. Kerry’s Framework Plan makes land swaps that leaves Israeli Arab citizens in Palestine. They will not agree. SAND!

7. Kerry’s Framework Plan will lead to a new Intifada and war. SAND!

SAND

“Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall.” And so it was, when Jesus had ended these sayings, that the people were astonished at His teaching, for He taught them as one having authority, and not as the scribes. Matthew 7:24-29

ROCK

Thus says Yehovah, ​​Who gives the sun for a light by day, ​​The ordinances of the moon and the stars for a light by night, ​​Who disturbs the sea, and its waves roar ​​(Yehovah of hosts is His name): ​​“If those ordinances depart from before Me, says Yehovah, ​​Then the seed of Israel shall also cease from being a nation before Me forever.” Thus says Yehovah: ​ ​“If heaven above can be measured, and the foundations of the earth searched out beneath, ​​I will also cast off all the seed of Israel for all that they have done, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 31:35-37

This is the most important year in prophecy since 1967. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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





A Time for Pruning

27 01 2014

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MY DAD’S LIFE VERSE: I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. John 15:5

From my earliest childhood I remember my Dad quoting this verse whenever he was asked his favorite Bible verse. Our church in rural Prophetstown, Illinois, often asked folks to share their favorite verse and Dad would always quote this verse. Even if he was at camp-meeting or a one-on-one conversation, that was his LIFE verse. I must admit, having a LIFE verse has taken on a whole new meaning for me, as I have been writing this book. My LIFE verse will be shared in a later chapter. But suffice it to say that Dad’s verse was not just the one he carried all through his life, but he LIVED it. It has now become the outline for this book dedicated in his honor. The greatest honor and accomplishment of his life, was the fact that his two sons were both in the ministry of the Gospel. He spoke often of his great joy in that solitary blessing. He lived to be ninety and was faithful to his love of Jesus and to his faithful love of my mother.

(A personal note to my grandchildren: If you want to know what your grandfather was like, watch the movie Fiddler On The Roof. Study Tevye, the milkman. Your great grandfather was a lot like him. Dad had that rare balanced personality embracing humor, sober reflection, hard work and family. But most of all, he loved God and talked to Him in his everyday life like a friend; because God was his friend, and he was God’s friend. Amazing, and it took me way too long to realize that I did not deserve that living example of fatherhood.)

I prayed much about the outline for this book on Jesus LIFE. It is all in Dad’s verse. First, Jesus is the VINE. Second, we are the BRANCHES. Finally, we will bear much FRUIT. I hope you see what I mean by the time we are finished with this book. (Excerpt from the third book in my GENERATION Series: Generation LIFE, introduction to Chapter One.)

A friend sent a transcription of several prophetic words for 2014-15 from Rabbi Jonathan Kahn’s New Jersey Messianic congregation. I believe this quote really hits the nail on the head for 2014.

This is a year of preparation and readiness for the time of what is ahead, for the greater things to come, for us, but linked to the world, preparing as a vessel, to ready ourselves for the use of the Lord, as the Scriptures says:

Now in a great house there are not only vessels of gold and silver but also of wood and clay, some for honorable use, some for dishonorable.  Therefore, if anyone cleanses himself from what is dishonorable, he will be a vessel for honorable use, set apart as holy, useful to the master of the house, ready for every good work. 2 Timothy 2:20-21

This is also a year to prune.  The purpose of pruning a tree is to cut off the branches that are not bearing fruit that are wasting the tree’s energy, resources, and time.  We are to prune our own lives, prune off those things that are not bearing fruit for God.  Of course, sins, but other things as well, that wastes time and does not bear fruit, and also, those things you do to bear fruit and it hasn’t bore fruit for a while (not something that God says to wait on that).  The purpose is not to stop bearing fruit; the purpose is to bear more fruit.  Thus, the tree will stop wasting energy into the unfruitful branches, and put more energy into the fruitful branches.  We must spend time in God’s ministry.  There is no such thing as a congregation with ministers; we are a congregation of ministers.  Start serving in the Lord if you haven’t done so, in every area of our lives.  If we are already ministering in the Lord and it does not bear fruit, and we have prayed about it and God had not said to wait on this, then we need to serve God in another way, in new ways, seek Him for what He wants, praising God in new ways, walking, overcoming in new ways, get out of the rut, God does not want us to waste the time we have, be fruitful in everything.

As we enter a profound prophetic time zone of the next eighteen months of the blood moons, these words are timely reminders from our loving Heavenly Father: It is time to prune!

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Ariel Sharon 1928-2014

11 01 2014

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How the Mighty Have Fallen!

With the news of Ariel Sharon’s death, we must consider the proper attitude for Christians to express toward his memory. My first thought was “How the mighty have fallen!” My commentary of January 6, 2014, Ariel Sharon and Judgment, documented his worst mistake. However, this is the time to honor his memory, not celebrate his passing. Here is a quote from that posting.

“Please know that I take no joy in these facts, but they show an aspect of God that we must embrace if we live by the Bible. Even God Himself takes no pleasure in anyone’s death.”

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:30-32

So, for an example of our proper response, I see two important points drawing on God’s revealed character and the example of King David.  Look at King David’s cry over the death of King Saul and Jonathan.

Then David lamented with this lamentation over Saul and over Jonathan his son, and he told them to teach the children of Judah the Song of the Bow; indeed it is written in the Book of Jasher: ​​“The beauty of Israel is slain on your high places! ​​How the mighty have fallen! ​​Tell it not in Gath, proclaim it not in the streets of Ashkelon—​​Lest the daughters of the Philistines rejoice, lest the daughters of the uncircumcised triumph.” 2 Samuel 1:17-20

1. Honor the anointing: Remember David’s refusal to kill Saul earlier because Saul was “God’s anointed.” David understood that God does not rejoice in the death of a man. He honored the anointing of Saul even to his death. Saul tried to kill David, yet he never wavered from respecting the anointing.

Ariel Sharon was chosen by God to be Prime Minister of Israel, his failures and critical mistakes notwithstanding. The Hebrew meaning of the name “Ariel” means “lion of God.” May Yehovah have mercy on his soul.

2. Don’t gloat about it: David warned about the response of the Philistines. Even today, we know the Palestinians will celebrate Sharon’s death. We must watch what spirit we have. It is a time to grieve not a time rejoice. If you read the full account in 2 Samuel 1, you will see that David ordered the execution of the young Amalekite who bragged that he killed Saul.

Finally, we have the controversial story of the Rabbi who claimed Jesus appeared to him. (See my 1-9-14 blog.) The Rabbi said the Messiah would come after Ariel Sharon died. I pray that the controversy will cause many to seriously consider the claims of Jesus of Nazareth. With the passing of Ariel Sharon (reported this morning) it is a very potent time for the Holy Spirit to reveal the true Messiah, Yeshua, to many. I pray it is so.

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Rabbi Says Yeshua is Messiah

9 01 2014

Rabbi KaduriI almost named this post: Ariel Sharon Part Two. His soon death has shone a spotlight on a remarkable story, buried at the time, but will now surface with a bang. One of the most respected orthodox Israeli Rabbis, who died January 28, 2006 at 108 years, named Jesus (Yeshua) as the Messiah. Based on the Messiah appearing to Him in visions, he revealed the name in a coded message held back until a year after his death. Some estimated there were 300,000 people in his funeral procession.

After my last commentary about former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, I was asked about Rabbi Kaduri. I then added a couple of links to the story. However, it deserves wider attention, thus this posting. The convergence in 2014 of the blood-red moons and Ariel Sharon’s death adds credibility to Rabbi Kaduri’s report. Here again are the two important links. The first is a short video outlining the facts. The second is and article in Israel Today written at the time they opened the coded message. What do you think about it?

The most intriguing part is the prediction that the Messiah would come soon after Ariel Sharon’s death. Who knew he would live in a coma for over seven years? The Rabbi was a Kabbalist, a Jewish mystic. Does that discount the report? Either way, the focus in Israel is still on Jesus being named the Messiah of Israel. Let the debate begin!

Let us pray that the Holy Spirit will enlighten the hearts of many and reveal the truth.

When is the last time you read Isaiah 53? Jews say it refers to the nation of Israel, not a person. We see it as a clear description of Jesus as the Messiah of Israel.

The Sin-Bearing Messiah Who has believed our report? ​​And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? ​​For He shall grow up before Him as a tender plant, and as a root out of dry ground. ​​He has no form or comeliness; and when we see Him, ​​There is no beauty that we should desire Him. ​​He is despised and rejected by men, a Man of sorrows and acquainted with grief. And we hid, as it were, our faces from Him; ​He was despised, and we did not esteem Him. ​​Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed Him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. ​​But He was wounded for our transgressions, ​​He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed. ​​All we like sheep have gone astray; we have turned, every one, to his own way; and Yehovah has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
​​​He was oppressed and He was afflicted, yet He opened not His mouth; ​​He was led as a lamb to the slaughter, and as a sheep before its shearers is silent, so He opened not His mouth. ​​He was taken from prison and from judgment, and who will declare His generation? ​​For He was cut off from the land of the living; for the transgressions of My people He was stricken. ​​And they made His grave with the wicked—​​But with the rich at His death, because He had done no violence, nor was any deceit in His mouth.​​
Yet it pleased Yehovah to bruise Him; ​​He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, ​​He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, and the pleasure of Yehovah shall prosper in His hand. ​​He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied. ​​By His knowledge My righteous Servant shall justify many, for He shall bear their iniquities. ​​Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, and He shall divide the spoil with the strong, ​​Because He poured out His soul unto death, and He was numbered with the transgressors, and He bore the sin of many, and made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53
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Unprecedented Snow in Jerusalem: Over 3 Feet!

13 12 2013

Jerusalem snow jam 2013It is time to pray. This storm has stranded thousands of people. Jerusalem has already had over a foot with two more expected tonight. They are not prepared for the unexpectedly extreme conditions. As I write this, it is sundown Friday there. The worst is yet to come. Pray!

Here are several links to this developing story:

Unprecedented Snowfall Continues

Jerusalem braces for storm ‘three times worse’ than what has been seen so far

Jerusalem covered in snow, rest of the country flooded with rains

Roads to Jerusalem closed as huge storm batters Israel

Jerusalem: Drivers stranded in snow

Praise Yehovah, O Jerusalem! ​​Praise your God, O Zion! ​​For He has strengthened the bars of your gates; ​​He has blessed your children within you. ​​He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. ​​He sends out His command to the earth; ​​His word runs very swiftly. ​​He gives snow like wool; ​​He scatters the frost like ashes; ​​He casts out His hail like morsels; Who can stand before His cold? ​​He sends out His word and melts them; ​​He causes His wind to blow, and the waters flow. Psalm 147:12-18

Also, please read all of Job 37 for more insight.

Dry Bones snowFinally, there is a prophetic context to the fact that John Kerry is presently in Jerusalem imposing the US Administrations will. It is the eleventh time this year. Amazingly, there is a prophetic pronouncement in the two preceding verses to the above quote that gives context. It is not man who brings peace to Jerusalem, it is Yehovah God! Jesus is the Prince of Peace, Yeshua Sar Shalom!

He does not delight in the strength of the horse; ​​He takes no pleasure in the legs of a man. Yehovah takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in His mercy. Psalm 147:10-11

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





A Dry Bones Humor Break

17 09 2013

Dry Bones Obama PoliticsDry Bone Putin

Finally, let me add a dose of sober reality from the real judge of Syria and His viewpoint.

Woe to you who plunder, though you have not been plundered;
And you who deal treacherously, though they have not dealt treacherously with you!
When you cease plundering,
You will be plundered;
When you make an end of dealing treacherously,
They will deal treacherously with you. Isaiah 33:1

The burden against Damascus. “Behold, Damascus will cease from being a city,
And it will be a ruinous heap.” Isaiah 17:1 (Also see Jeremiah 49:23-27)

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Stunning Egyptian Coup Ousts Morsi

3 07 2013

egypt-0703-horizontal-galleryToday’s military coup has reversed the democratic election of 18 months ago which brought Mohammed Morsi and the Muslim Brotherhood to power in Egypt. Morsi was President for exactly one year. I have been declaring that he was the “cruel master” and “fierce king” of Isaiah 19. It appears now that I was wrong about Morsi being that leader. However, the overall prophecy of Isaiah 19, the “Arab Spring”chapter still holds.

The first three verses are already fulfilled and we now look elsewhere for verse four, unless Morsi has an amazing recovery of power. Who will the army choose to lead Egypt? Will he be the cruel master, fierce king; or will it be someone who follows him? You can be sure that the prophecy of Scripture will be fulfilled. The chaos and divisions are not going to heal themselves. More to come.

The burden against Egypt. ​​Behold, Yehovah rides on a swift cloud, and will come into Egypt; ​​The idols of Egypt will totter at His presence,​and the heart of Egypt will melt in its midst. ​​“I will set Egyptians against Egyptians; ​​Everyone will fight against his brother, and everyone against his neighbor,

​​City against city, kingdom against kingdom. ​​The spirit of Egypt will fail in its midst; ​​I will destroy their counsel, and they will consult the idols and the charmers, the mediums and the sorcerers. Isaiah 19:1-3
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No Weapon Can Stand Against Israel

12 04 2013

Christians have long used the verse from Isaiah to proclaim God’s protection. Actually, it is a promise directly to Israel that applies now more  than ever. There are still 10,000 rockets targeting Israel in Gaza, and intelligence experts agree that 70,000 rockets and missiles are in the hands of Hezbollah in southern Lebanon. This verse certainly can apply also to Christians who are “grafted in” to Israel, but the historical application is the nation of Israel.

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

IDF 130409_gantzHow wonderful to hear a reference to this verse from the mouth of Israeli army chief Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz. He recently spoke at a Holocaust remembrance Day observance at the Auschwitz Death Camp:

Speaking to a large number of Israeli, Jewish and non-Jewish dignitaries, Gantz echoed Isaiah 54:17 in declaring that “there is no weapon or evil intention that can stand” against Israel. Gantz said the presence of Israeli Jewish soldiers in Auschwitz, along with their supporters, was “living proof of the victory of light, the victory of morality, [and] the triumph of Israel.” Israel Today

As the storm clouds gather around Israel it is comforting to rest on this promise. Please continue in faithful prayer and intercession on behalf of Israel. We also proactively stand for Israel by speaking truth against the growing anti-Israel propaganda. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Jesus is the real Prince of Peace, Yeshua Sar Shalom.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)

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





New Israeli Government Welcomes Obama

18 03 2013

Obama in Israel “Unbreakable Alliance” is the official logo to welcome US President Obama to Israel on Wednesday. The new Israeli government was voted in by the Knesset at 6 pm today, only 54 hours before the first Obama visit to Israel as President.

Prime Minister Netanyahu will preside over a stable government united in its stance toward Iran’s nuclear threats, the expected “Topic One” for this summit.

The President will be in the area from Wednesday through Friday, also meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Abbas in Ramallah. A detailed chronological itinerary is available here for your intercessory prayer points.

Obama Mideast-Israel-Palest_Horo-1-140x140All is not rosy, however. A poster of President Obama was torn down in Bethlehem on Monday and defaced with swastikas and an “X” over his face. Later an official Palestinian car drove over it in protest. Shoes were thrown at other posters in acts of disrespect common in Arab culture. (On a personal note: Now that we have nine chickens, and I have helped clean the coop, I understand the not so subtle offense intended by the bottom of the shoe tossed at an enemy.)

This week is full of prophetic significance. Israel’s future does not hang in the balance; God’s favor and future for Israel is etched in stone. It is America’s future that is unsure. How we treat Israel will be the absolute determining factor according to the real “unbreakable alliance” between Yehovah God and Israel:

And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, O house of Judah and house of Israel, So I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. Do not fear, Let your hands be strong. Zechariah 8:13

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