“No Fear” Rally in DC Sunday

7 07 2021

No Fear DC Rally

This Sunday July 11 will see a DC rally to stand with American Jews who have experienced a dramatic rise in antisemitism.

American Jews Still Reeling From Rise In Anti-Semitism After Israel-Hamas Conflict, Survey Shows305. That’s how many anti-Semitic incidents the ADL recorded in May 2021, a 115% increase from the same period last year. This included 190 cases of harassment, 50 cases of vandalism and 11 assaults. 

Hundreds to rally outside US Capitol to protest antisemitism – Titled “NO FEAR: A rally in solidarity with the Jewish people,” the rally will feature prominent activists, leaders, elected officials and victims of antisemitic attacks. “It is time for the Jewish people and our allies to speak out against antisemitism with the many voices in our resilient community,” the rally’s website states. “Our tent is big. We welcome all Zionist, Jewish organizations, and allies. If you believe we have a right to exist in peace and security as a Jewish people both here in the United States and in Israel, then you belong with us.” Among the speakers attending will be Elisha Wiesel, son of Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel.

This current explosion of Jew hatred may have been sparked by the May Gaza war, but is part of a larger trend toward more serious incidents of antisemitism globally against Jews and Israel itself. The Bible warns of this and it points to timing of end-time prophecy.

There is also an historical pattern repeating. Each major persecution of Jews follows a particular Biblical prophecy of Jeremiah of first fishers and then hunters, which I covered in my June 27 blog post. It is important for us as Biblical Zionists to stand in solidarity with our Jewish brothers. On the surface it is attacking Jews, but the real hatred is of Yehovah God Himself. Notice the clear target in this passage is Israel, as a way to attack God:

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

They are His enemies, they hate Him, and the confederacy is against Him! And also remember that the last days persecution in not only aimed at Israel and the Jews, but also against Bible believing Christians. This is more and more evident even from our own government. Choose this day Who you will serve and where you will take your stand. As for me and my house, we stand with Israel and the God of Israel. We may not be able to attend the rally, but we can pray.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, a voice of Christian Zionists                     (Read more)


Reflections on Israel

5 01 2012

You nations, come here and listen; you peoples, pay attention! Let the earth hear, and all that fills it, the world and all that comes from it. The LORD is angry with all the nations– furious with all their armies. He will set them apart for destruction, giving them over to slaughter. For the LORD has a day of vengeance, a time of paying back Edom for its hostility against Zion.  (Isaiah 34:1-2, 8)

With the provocations against Israel from her neighbors and the turmoil within the neighboring nations making them politically desperate there is an anticipation of conflict.  It just seems like the battles prophesied in Psalm 83, Isaiah 17 and Ezekiel 38 and 39 are all about to be fulfilled.

There is a prophecy in chapters 34 and 35 of Isaiah where the Lord is against the nations who have been against Israel. He says that their lands will become barren and that He will give those lands to the desert creatures including the hyenas, wild goats and screech owls. He even guarantees those critters will have possession of the land in (Isaiah 34:16). Search and read the scroll of the LORD: Not one of them will be missing, none will be lacking its mate, because He has ordered it by my mouth, and He will gather them by His Spirit. But to Israel he guarantees blessing even in the Arava (desert), maybe especially there. It is located just across the Dead Sea Valley which will make the contrast of the curse to Edom and the blessings to Zion stand out. The photo of the tomatoes is just one of many that can be found in photos of the Arava, along with watermelons and lakes. “The Arava valley stretches from the Dead Sea to the Red Sea and is part of the Syro-African rift, and much of the region is below sea level. 65% of the fresh vegetable export from Israel and about 13% of the cut flowers comes from the Arava where the most advanced farming methods are used.” (Caption from Arava photos) From a local super market I just purchased “Sharon Fruit” which is a seedless persimmon fresh from Israel. They come out each year during January and February.

Let me share a few verses to show the miracle of an agricultural desert. The wilderness and the dry land will be glad; the desert will rejoice and blossom like a rose. It will blossom abundantly and will also rejoice with joy and singing. The glory of Lebanon will be given to it, the splendor of Carmel and Sharon. They will see the glory of the LORD, the splendor of our God. (Isaiah 35:1-2) Then the lame will leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute will sing for joy, for water will gush in the wilderness, and streams in the desert; the parched ground will become a pool of water, and the thirsty land springs of water. In the haunt of jackals, in their lairs, there will be grass, reeds, and papyrus. (Isaiah 35:6-7)

Already the plants of the more fertile areas of Carmel and Sharon grow in the Southern Negev Desert. Israel’s deserts are the only deserts in the world that are shrinking as the deserts of their neighbors grow and become more desolate. There are places where water is in abundance and there are even fish farms with Tilapia (St. Peter’s fish) and other varieties in the desert.

There is a place in Israel called Makhtesh Ramon (the world’s largest box canyon referred to as the Grand Canyon of Israel). A man a few years ago asked the Israeli government to drill for water on one of the plateaus there but was refused. So he used his own money and drilled and hit water that gushed 192 feet in the air. Today, at that site, dates, pomegranates and grapes grow next to a lake. (Jerry Golden’s news) These prophecies have been and continue to be fulfilled in our day. As one preacher often says, “What a wonderful time to be alive.”    Shalom. Pastor Bruce Johnson www.reedycreekonline.com

Thanks to my good friend Pastor Bruce Johnson (Reedy Creek Baptist Church) for today’s guest post.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists    (READ MORE)

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