Days of Elijah – There is Hope!

19 09 2014

America’s wonderful men and women in uniform participating in worship, lifting their voices to Almighty God as they sing “Days of Elijah.” Love the energy and camaraderie as they praise the God of Psalm 91.

Lord we pray that You continue to protect each and every one of our men and women on the front lines, and You bring comfort and peace to their families.

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30 Rockets in Ten Minutes

7 07 2014

Hamas GazaHamas lets rockets fly against Israel, with 150 rockets fired through Sunday and another 100 falling today, as Hamas ramps up attacks on Israel’s south. They are now reaching Beersheva, Ashdod, and Askelon.

Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha’ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be’er Sheva between 8:00 – 8:10 pm IST. 

The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. Israel National News

Tuesday Update: Over 130 more rockets fired at Israel since Midnight to 5:30 pm Israel time. Israel calls up 40,000 reservists for a major entry into Gaza. Israel National News

Miracle protection of children last Thursday:  As 13 more rockets slammed into Southern Israel overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning from Gaza, a children’s day-camp suffered a direct hit. The rocket penetrated the apartment building in which housed the children’s day-camp but miraculously failed to explode saving the children’s lives. Israel Today

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; ​​His truth shall be your shield and buckler. ​​You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. ​​A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. ​​Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.  ​​Because you have made Yehovah, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:4-11

One More ThingDid you know that the Palestinian Authority uses 20% of its annual foreign aid to pay terrorists in prison? In 2012, the Palestinian Authority paid 75.5 million dollars to jailed terrorists and their families.

Hamas missiles img395103Jew-Killing Has Become Lucrative Palestinian Profession A terrorist sentenced to 10–15 years in an Israeli jail receives a salary of 6,000 shekels (USD $1,750) a month. A terrorist serving 25–30 years receives 10,000 shekels.Terrorists with “blood on their hands” – those who have succeeded in murdering Israelis and are serving more than 30 years – can expect a monthly income of 12,000 shekels (USD $3,500), which is nearly five times the average salary in the Palestinian Authority. Israel Today (7-7-2114)

Only Yehovah God can protect Israel. Have mercy O Lord! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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Psalm 83 and Caliphate Revisited

14 06 2014

MC900030073The Muslim Caliphate and The Psalm 83 War: The Domino Theory Ends Here

(This is a reprint of my post of February 19, 2011. It seems more appropriate than ever.)

We are now seeing the dominoes falling at a dizzying pace. Where will it lead? Where will it stop? The final result will be the resurrection of the Islamic Caliphate. The entire Islamic Empire will be revived from Indonesia to Morocco, and from Turkey and the “stans” to the Sudan and Somalia. This will transpire in just a few years.

How can such a monumental event occur so fast? There are two forces, one physical, one spiritual. There is a physical theory of dominoes falling called “domino amplifier” which has proven that each domino can be larger than the previous. This can be demonstrated by starting with a normal one and, in 29 steps, knocking down the last one as tall as a skyscraper. See Domino Amplifier (scroll down to Article 1.68 on this link).

Thus what has already begun in Gaza, Lebanon, Tunisia and now Egypt, Syria and Iraq, will continue to amplify until the fall of the Arab world to radical Islam and the revived Caliphate.

The second force is spiritual. Radical Islam is above all else a spiritual movement. By this I mean that it is a political ideology on steroids. If Communism was not godless it may have conquered the world. Ideas are not enough. But ideas with fanatical allegiance to an apocalyptic deity will indeed threaten the entire world. Now couple these facts with the Biblical narrative.

Psalm 83 is a core prophecy that must be understood. The first five verses explain the motive of these enemies: hatred of the God of the Bible who is worshipped by both Christians and Jews. Since God is out of reach, they must indirectly attack His chosen people Israel, even to the extent “that the name of Israel be remembered no more.”

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

The Psalm continues by listing the actual attacking countries. The prophecy stands alone, but is even more profound when compared with a more common prophecy of the Gog and Magog War recorded in Ezekiel 38. This later war also lists the countries involved. The amazing fact is that none of the Psalm 83 protagonist countries are listed in Ezekiel’s prophecy. This leads to the conclusion that Israel actually wins the Psalm 83 war and occupies much of the surrounding territory. The first Israel land promise to Abraham was “from the river of Egypt to the great river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18)

Another distinction between the prophecies is that the Psalm 83 nations in the closer ring around the land of Israel are all Arab Muslim nations. The nations remaining are all non-Arab Muslims. It is this larger circle of nations that fulfills the Biblical antichrist prophecies. The Islamic Empire will rise again and be governed under Sharia Law by the Caliphate. This revived empire will be ruled by the Islamic messianic figure called the Mahdi (or Twelfth Imam).

My friend Walid Shoebat, an ex-Muslim and former terrorist, expressed the process clearly in his excellent book: God’s War on Terror: Islam, Prophecy and the  Bible (p.81; Top Executive Media, 2008). “Biblically, the Empire of the Antichrist will not be a new empire; rather it will be the revival of a previously great empire that will have suffered what the Bible calls a ‘fatal head wound’. (Revelation 13:3) But the wound will be healed and the empire will be revived from the dead as it were: ‘And the beast [Antichrist Empire] which I saw was like a leopard, and his feet were like those of a bear, and his mouth like the mouth of a lion. And the dragon gave him his power and his throne and great authority.. And I saw one of his heads as if it had been slain and his fatal wound healed. And the whole world was amazed and followed after the beast.” (Revelation 13:2-3) “Today the Caliphate exists only in the desires of hundreds of millions of Muslims worldwide who want to revive this beast that was slain March 3, 1924. The last Caliphate – the Ottoman Caliphate – was officially abolished by the first President of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The abolition of the Caliphate is profoundly significant for our study. For it was on this day that the Islamic Empire, led by a sitting Caliph for over fourteen hundred years suffered a fatal head wound. The position of “head of state” of the Islamic Empire was severed.”

The part that jumps out in Walid’s quote is the interpretation of the fatal head wound. By applying that verse to the line of Caliphs, we come full circle to our conclusion. The Middle East dominoes are falling. It is now unstoppable until the rise of the final Caliph and his Caliphate over the Muslim world and however many other nations that succumb. Ignorance and apathy are blinding many from this truth. It is time for the West to open their eyes to the inevitable realities. (READ MORE)

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists





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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Is Israel Alone?

11 10 2013

The obvious answer is no, because we know that Yehovah God will defend her. But I am referring to the practical question of Israel taking out Iran’s nuclear bomb program. It appears more and more that the US Administration is willing to accept a nuclear Iran. Israel cannot allow it because of Iran’s continued threats to destroy the Jewish nation.

So who will stand with Israel? Ironically, Saudi Arabia is the one who will help Israel because they fear Iran’s Ayatollahs more than Israel does. Check out this Reuters story: Israel and Saudi Arabia: Best frenemies forever?

This Dry Bones cartoon makes a serious point.

Dry Bones Saudi Arabia and IsraelThe Saudi fear of Shia Islam trumps their hatred of Israel for the present time. Also, as I have said before, Iran will be diminished before the Psalm 83 War and will not take part. This is confirmed by Ezekiel 38 where Iran is still around for the Gog/Magog War when the Psalm 83 nations are no longer a threat to Israel.

On a personal note, I have returned from a wonderful ministry trip to Idaho and the Global Transform Our World Conference in Hawaii. I was really blessed by a word from Ed Silvoso that when we think of thankfulness it is always us thanking God, but God also thanks us, His servants, for our labor in the Kingdom. Amen.

Please forgive me for slacking off on my blogs and YouTube videos. They will resume now. Israeli PM Netanyahu made his important speech at the UN (transcript here) on October 1 (video here). Yet, while I was traveling, most of the US news has been endless coverage of the government financial mess. However God is still on the throne and He is doing mighty things in the earth. We continue to focus on His view of events.

Praise the Lord we are not limited to humanistic atheism on one hand or the demonic death cult of Islamism on the other hand. We choose the higher way. We believe the Lord’s prayer for His Kingdom to come and His will to be done on earth just as it is in Heaven!

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom,

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)





Temple Mount Trauma

10 09 2013

Temple_mountWhile the world’s eyes are on Syria, trouble is brewing at Jerusalem’s holy Temple Mount. Palestinian President Abbas is engaged in “peace talks” while his own Fatah party is calling for a Temple Mount war.

Fatah Declares War over Temple Mount: ‘Green Light’ on Terror: While Fatah head Abbas talks to Israel, Fatah’s armed wing declares war over Jewish visits to the Temple Mount. The Brigade issued a statement Tuesday announcing that it would give the “green light” to terrorist attacks targeting Israelis beginning on Friday. The reason given for the planned resumption of open hostilities was Jewish visits to the Temple Mount, which the group termed, “The invasion of the compound by hordes of settlers, and the harm to [Muslim] worshipers, with no intervention from the international community.”

Urgent Update 9-11-13 Muslim Mufti of Jerusalem calls for “Muslims to come out en masse to the Al-Aqsa Mosque and “protect” it from “the occupation.” Mufti of Jerusalem: Al-Aqsa is in Danger

Last week, a riot broke out on the Mount with Israeli Police needed to disperse the rock throwers. It was all about Muslims objecting to Jews praying on the holy site. A steady effort has been underway for years to deny any Jewish presence or claim to the area, including denying that there ever was a Temple there in history.

Temple Mount: Arabs Pelt Jewish Visitors with Stones: Police forces enter Temple Mount compound immediately after Muslims began throwing rocks at Jewish visitors.

August saw incitement to violence with this bogus claim broadcast on official PA TV:

PA Libel: Israel Using Chemicals to Erode Al-Aqsa: A news story on PA TV accused Israel of using chemicals to erode the foundations of Al-Aqsa Mosque in order to cause it to collapse.

Here is a headline from June.

Muslim Extremists Force Jews From Temple Mount

In June, PA President Abbas proclaimed these words of incitement: PA Chairman accuses Israel of trying to “destroy” the Al-Aqsa Mosque by allowing Jews to pray on the Temple Mount. Abbas

In spite of the Arab Spring in Syria, Egypt and elsewhere, the predetermined plan is a Muslim confederacy attacking Israel, Jerusalem and especially the Temple Mount in exact conformity to the Psalm 83 War prophecy. They hate Yehovah, the God of Israel and are attempting to erase the name of Israel from remembrance.

They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.” For they have consulted together with one consent; They form a confederacy against You. Psalm 83: 4-5

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ZigZag!

3 09 2013

.“The first rule for President Obama: It’s all about 2014. The second rule for President Obama: See Rule No. 1.” By Joseph Curl

The above quote from The Washington Times assigns a cynical motive to President Obama’s Syria calculus. Is it only about winning the House in 2014? I sure hope not. Yet, most Americans have lost faith in the President’s foreign policy. However, the real problem is the effect of his zigzag on Israel, the only true democracy in the Middle East.

There is great analysis in The Times of Israel. (That is where I got the title for this blog: ZigZag!) The viewpoint from Israel by David Horovitz reveals the dilemma facing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Obama unleashes horror in Jerusalem:Israel wants to believe the US will yet intervene to stop Assad’s use of chemical weapons, undoing some of the damage caused by the president’s zigzag. For the leadership here, the alternative is too awful to contemplate.

The Israeli political and security leadership is privately horrified by President Barack Obama’s 11th-hour turnaround on striking Syria — a decision he took alone, after he had sent his Secretary of State John Kerry to speak out passionately and urgently in favor of military action. It is now fearful that, in the end, domestic politics or global diplomacy will ultimately lead the US to hold its fire altogether.

It is worried, furthermore, at the ever-deeper perception of Obama’s America in the Middle East as weak, hesitant and confused — most especially in the view of the region’s most radical forces, notably including Bashar Assad, Hezbollah, and Iran.”

Once again, the average person is at a loss to understand the political machinations. The only trustworthy report is from the Bible.

Who has believed our report? And to whom has the arm of Yehovah been revealed? Isaiah 53:1

We need revelation from Heaven to understand what is going on in Syria. Psalm 83 is the Biblical blueprint for the imminent war. To that we add Isaiah 17 which reveals the coming complete destruction of Damascus. Finally, Isaiah 19 outlines the Arab Spring especially for Egypt and Syria. Yehovah God is in control, and the end will be salvation!

In that day there will be an altar to Yehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yehovah at its border. And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them.

In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria–a blessing in the midst of the land, whom Yehovah of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” Isaiah 19:19-20, 24-25

As the song says: Whose report will you believe? We will believe the report of the LORD!

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.)

 








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