I Must Tell Jesus

24 09 2012
I Must Tell Jesus | Elisha A. Hoffman
  1. I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
    I cannot bear these burdens alone;
    In my distress He kindly will help me,
    He ever loves and cares for His own.

    • Refrain:
      I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
      I cannot bear my burdens alone;
      I must tell Jesus! I must tell Jesus!
      Jesus can help me, Jesus alone.
  2. I must tell Jesus all of my troubles,
    He is a kind, compassionate Friend;
    If I but ask Him He will deliver,
    Make of my troubles quickly an end.
  3. Tempted and tried I need a great Savior,
    One who can help my burdens to bear;
    I must tell Jesus, I must tell Jesus:
    He all my cares and sorrows will share.
  4. What must I do when worldliness calls me?
    What must I do when tempted to sin?
    I must tell Jesus, and He will help me
    Over the world the vict’ry to win.

Today I offer a little refreshing reminder that God is faithful and He is always with us.

For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Hebrew 13:5

View my political views on my daughter Andrea’s blog: LilKidThings.com

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The Home Grown Terror Myth

26 01 2011


“Home grown terror”, what an odd politically correct term it is. What they mean to say is that the terror occurred in our homeland. The act may have even been perpetrated by naturalized American citizens but the ideology is definitely not American, nor is it a native born seed. It is an alien species transplanted from an evil hothouse in the Middle East.

The source of this terror blight in the earth is a specific identifiable movement rising out of Islam. The ultimate aim of this movement is the advancement of Islam until it rules the planet with Sharia Law. If you can find a Muslim who is against Sharia, he may be moderate. Every Muslim who embraces Sharia is by Western standards and definitions radical.

To some degree, the media is helping to blur the lines, by calling it home grown. Yet, this is not what our children learn in our schools. It is learned in Trojan horse mosques and the internet. Yes, it is growing in America, but it is not home grown. That is the myth.

The problem is not immigration, but migration. The first is people moving to our shores for the American dream of freedom, free enterprise and liberty. But those who are migrating here insist on keeping their own culture and laws, with the goal of imposing Sharia on the rest of us. Please inform yourself about the reality of Sharia Law. Don’t be deceived. Stay alert and awake. Pay attention before it is too late.  (READ MORE)

Tragedy in Tucson

10 01 2011

On January 1, I posted something I heard from the Lord. It was a warning to believers to respect one another and to “Watch Your Mouth” this year. Let us apply that word to what happened in Arizona.

The senseless murders and wounding of 20 citizens was done by an unbeliever. He was indeed demonic, in the evil spirit of the enemy of our souls, who in Jesus’ words came only to steal, and to kill, and destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (John 10:10).

Having three daughters and two granddaughters, my heart broke to hear of the murder of the nine year old girl. Yet, later her mother stated that she was sure the little girl was in heaven with her grandmother whom she lost only last year. What can possibly comfort and console a normal person who loses her mother and daughter in such a short space of time? It is only Jesus, the one Who is our resurrection and life.

Believers see the tragic events of life and death in context. We love and serve the God Yehovah, the One Who created life and will raise the dead to life eternal. It is His unchangeable immutable character, revealed through His Son Jesus, that is our Rock, our faith. He is the Father Who gave up His Son to the most horrible death that we might live. Brothers and sisters, let us keep our perspective in these troubled times.

Remember the nature of our God revealed in this great verse from Ezekiel: For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live! (Ezekiel 18:32).

Father of Lies

15 10 2010

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

Topic #1  Shocker! Times Square Bomber Lied

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

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

Topic # 2   Ignoring the Obvious Solution

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

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

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

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

Justice Reversed

15 05 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 10 May 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Justice Is Turned Backwards

Which way goes justice? This is a word that is being twisted like a pretzel. How can such an important concept be so popular and yet so perverted. Isaiah 59 speaks of the last days when justice will be perverted 180 degrees. One glaring example is the world condemning Israel for issuing building permits in its capital city while ignoring the regular practice by the Palestinian Authority to name streets and stadiums after suicide bombers who murdered innocent children.

This is Yahweh’s response: He was amazed to see that no one intervened to help the oppressed. So he himself stepped in to save them with his mighty power and justice He put on righteousness as his body armor and placed the helmet of salvation on his head. He clothed himself with the robes of vengeance and godly fury. He will repay his enemies for their evil deeds. His fury will fall on his foes in distant lands. Then at last they will respect and glorify the name of Yahweh throughout the world. For he will come like a flood tide driven by the breath of Yahweh. Isaiah 59:16-19.

The good news is revealed in Isaiah 60 when God puts His glory on His people. It is time to arise and shine!

Topic #2  I Am Not Making This Up

The United Nations has just voted Libya onto the UN Human Rights Council. The country with one of the worst human rights records is now policing the rest. This is “the fox guarding the chickens.” In a secret ballot, 155 countries voted for Libya, which was 58 more votes than needed. This is the UN council that has passed 40 censure resolutions since its founding. Of these, 33 were directed against Israel. This is why I am talking about perverted justice. Isaiah prophesied of these last days: Our courts oppose people who are righteous, and justice is nowhere to be found. Truth falls dead in the streets, and fairness has been outlawed.Truth falls dead in the streets, and fairness has been outlawed. Yes, truth is gone, and anyone who tries to live a godly life is soon attacked. Yahweh looked and was displeased to find that there was no justice. Isaiah 59:14-15

Generation LAST

21 01 2010

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

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

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

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

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

Time To Stand!

1 01 2010

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

Topic # 1   Put Your Armor On and STAND

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

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

Topic #2  Stand Therefore Stand

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

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

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

Christian Graves “Pollute the Earth” in Gaza

15 12 2009

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

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

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

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

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

Topic #2  The Psalm 83 War: Coming Soon

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

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

Israel Is Real

1 12 2009

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

Topic # 1   Israel Blesses the Nations

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

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

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

Topic #2  The Hanukkah Menorah

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

Visualize Sharia Law?

23 11 2009

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

Backward Trials

18 11 2009

Les Lawrence – Voice of Christian Zionists


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

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