Antidote for Media Lies

18 08 2020

Mustard SeedBRAINWASHED is an interesting term. It is an oxymoron. It means the opposite of how it sounds. In reality, if you are brainwashed, you are brain-dirtied, not washed. You have been fed so many lies that you believe the lies and don’t recognize truth anymore. Propaganda is the tool of the brainwashers/dirtiers. Politicians use it all the time. Media formerly existed to hold leaders to account for lies and propaganda. But what happens if the media is biased to the point of blurring the truth in favor of a preferred agenda or narrative? What is the antidote? Connect to the source of absolute truth through faith in God and the Messiah Jesus/Yeshua.

Jesus gave us His antidote as He taught about the vine that bears much fruit. His word makes us clean. Examine every report by comparing it to the words of Jesus.

“You are already clean because of the word which I have spoken to you.” John 15:3

Paul’s letter to the Corinthian church expands on the same theme.

“Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word,” Ephesians 5:25-26

Hearing the voice of God through Jesus results in a true brain “washing.” Truth is the antidote to lies. Jesus said His sheep would hear His voice and not follow any other voice.

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me.”  John 14:6

Let us learn to listen and take the antidote whenever we are confused by conflicting reports. Absolute truth does exist. It is a Person! Let Him wash you with His eternal words of life.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the fulfillment of God’s purpose.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)





Can You Have a Riot with No Media?

17 07 2020

 

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What if they gave a riot and the media didn’t show up?  “If a tree falls in the forest, does it make a sound?” For decades now it is seen in Israel that violent “demonstrations” are in direct proportion to the number of cameras that show up. Tragically, this scourge has now invaded America’s cities and the same is true. Most of the “news” is generated by media coverage.

This photo is a classic example of the type of fake news that I am highlighting. The original New York Times caption in 2000 read: “An Israeli policeman and a Palestinian on the Temple Mount.” The truth was: “American Jew, Tuvia Grossman, rescued by police after being beaten by a mob of Palestinians.” (Read the amazing real story at Honest Reporting.)

If a group stages a peaceful protest it gets little attention, but if there is violence, looting, injuries, or death, it gets 24/7 media. That is the nature of the drive for ratings: “If it bleeds, it leads.” So, this can become corrupt, leading to staged events to attract media coverage.

How does this compare to Bible warnings? We know it reveals the end times, but it also simply exposes the deceitful heart. Consider this selection from Proverbs 12.

“An honest witness tells the truth; a false witness tells lies. Some people make cutting remarks, but the words of the wise bring healing. Truthful words stand the test of time, but lies are soon exposed. Deceit fills hearts that are plotting evil; joy fills hearts that are planning peace! No harm comes to the godly, but the wicked have their fill of trouble. Yehovah detests lying lips, but he delights in those who tell the truth.” Proverbs 12:17-22 NLT

A false witness describes riots as protests, or describes mobs as protesters. It is a lie to refer to looters as hungry people looking for bread. Those of us who love Yehovah God and His Son, Jesus (Yeshua ben Yehovah) must stand for truth. Pray for lies to be exposed and shalom for our nation.

“But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath. But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “No,” lest you fall into judgment (hypocrisy).” James 5:12

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for the United States. Pray for our leaders in both countries.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                       (Read more)





Self-evident Truths

10 07 2020

Declaration of IndependenceWe hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

Declaration of Independence

Have you ever considered the first phrase of the Declaration? There are three distinct thoughts: We holdthese truths self-evident. We hold on, closely, without compromise, to these certain truths. We consider them to be obvious, self-evident. The evidence of their truth is clearly embodied in the very speaking of them.

Self-evident truth is a little like the humorous phrase: “Common sense is not as common as it used to be.” Actually, that quote originated with Voltaire: “Common sense is not so common.” However, we are talking about transcendent truth that is higher and more profound than common sense. It carries a prerequisite for the hearer, that you love the truth. Otherwise you can miss it entirely.

“This man (of lawlessness) will come to do the work of Satan with counterfeit power and signs and miracles. He will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth.” 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12 NLT

So, do you know the five self-evident truths in the Declaration?

  1. All men are created equal.
  2. The Creator grants rights to all people.
  3. These rights include life.
  4. These rights include liberty.
  5. These rights include the pursuit of happiness.

Bible believers know that truth is not only a concept, it is the person of Jesus, the Messiah.

Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 NLT

“But God shows his anger from heaven against all sinful, wicked people who suppress the truth by their wickedness. They know the truth about God because he has made it obvious to them. For ever since the world was created, people have seen the earth and sky. Through everything God made, they can clearly see his invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature. So they have no excuse for not knowing God.” Romans 1:18-20 NLT

Wow! That is a pretty clear statement that the truth about God is obvious. As we pray for our nation in this time of crises, pray that people will gain a love of the truth. God desires to show mercy if we only repent of our self love and cry out to Him. Cry out for Jesus, the Truth, the Life-giver.

Also, continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain in season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  Read more





Israel Fake News

15 11 2019

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The problem of fake news is not just in America. Israel regularly faces the same issue. Here is just the most recent example.

Fox News reporter in Gaza: Amnesty International lied – Reporter rebuts Amnesty claim Israel hit Gaza building, explaining, “A rocket misfired from Gaza. I was across the street when it happened.” Amnesty International lied yesterday, Tuesday, when it accused Israel of violating international law for bombing the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights building in Gaza, said Fox News foreign correspondent Trey Yingst. 

Amnesty International Called Out for Falsely Accusing Israel of Attacking Gaza Building — Which Was Actually Hit by Misfired Palestinian RocketAmnesty quickly issued a tweet saying, “We strongly condemn attack on the Palestinian Independent Commission for Human Rights whose office in Gaza was struck by an Israeli missile earlier this morning. Strikes targeting civilian buildings is a violation of international law.” 

The irony and hypocrisy of this charge is that Israel always strikes military targets in response to terror attacks while the terrorists target civilians. That is the whole point of terror, to intimidate the civilian population. Don’t be deceived by “media reports,” find out the truth by double-checking the several sources of any story. Amnesty International is notorious for its left-leaning anti-Israel stance.

Pray for truth to come out. I end with my favorite revelation from 2 Thessalonians:

He (Satan) will use every kind of evil deception to fool those on their way to destruction, because they refuse to love and accept the truth that would save them. So God will cause them to be greatly deceived, and they will believe these lies. Then they will be condemned for enjoying evil rather than believing the truth. 2 Thessalonians 2:10–12 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for seasonal rains.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                        (Read more)

 





God is Faithful

13 08 2019

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Yeshua Lives! Israel Lives!

The eternal promises of Yehovah God are based entirely on His character of faithfulness. He does not lie, and He keeps His word, even to a thousand generations. I want to look at one promise in Jeremiah that illustrates God’s faithful character. Jeremiah 29 has one of the most quoted verses in the Bible. Yet, it is greatly misunderstood. Christians are quick to jump on verse 11:

For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says Yehovah, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Jeremiah 29:11

This text is not a blanket promise that things will always get better for everybody. History and life certainly contradicts that interpretation. So what is the message here that is so encouraging to believers? I see three distinct messages in the context of Jeremiah 29.

  1. First, this is written historically to the specific Jews who were taken away from Jerusalem and Judah in the 70 year-long Babylonian captivity. In verse 11, Jeremiah speaks a literal promise that Yehovah God has not forgotten them. They are to live and thrive in that strange land. Notice this verse:

And seek the peace of the city where I have caused you to be carried away captive, and pray to Yehovah for it; for in its peace you will have peace. Jeremiah 29:7

So verse 11 is a literal promise that God will restore them after 70 years.

  1. Secondly, this promise applies as a general principle of God’s covenant faithfulness, but only to those who believe and follow His ways. In that sense, it applies to us today who love Yehovah and walk in His pathway. However, it cannot be taken as a blanket promise for all people. There is still reaping and sowing and accountability. Judah’s physical and spiritual adultery is why they ended up in Babylon. If you want to claim the promise, you also sign on for the accountability part. So remember that there is a future and a hope….in God!

Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me, when you search for Me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:12-13

  1. Thirdly, there is a literal application for Israel today! Yes, it applied to historical Judah. Yes, it applies to believers everywhere who call on Him from the heart. They will find Him. But almost like a verse that doesn’t fit, verse 14 speaks of a different historical period that is way in the future.

I will be found by you, says Yehovah, and I will bring you back from your captivity; I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says Yehovah, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive. Jeremiah 29:14

This does not refer to Egypt or Babylon or any limited captivity in a single nation, but to the future great Diaspora (dispersion). It foretells a time when Israel will have been scattered to all the nations of the world. This has been their condition for nearly 2,000 years since the fall of Jerusalem in 70 AD. BUT GOD! But, Yehovah does not leave them scattered. He has planned one last great regathering of His chosen ones to the PLACE from which they were scattered. We are now eyewitnesses of this great miracle that proves Yehovah’s covenant faithfulness. He is the promise keeping God!

I wrote in my book, Speak To The Dirt!, that God has no Plan B. The church did not replace Israel, we were adopted by the Father and added to the family. If God broke His promise to Israel then we have no logical basis to trust Him to keep His promises to Christians. Ah, but He has kept His Israel promise. He is restoring them to their land, their language, their scriptures, their God and their Messiah. Therefore we trust His promises to us.

Yay God! We are with you. Count us in. We rejoice in the true peace of Jerusalem. Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists.     (READ MORE)





Biased Much?

15 07 2019




52 Years of Love and Friendship

11 06 2019

 

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1967 Maine to 2019 North Carolina with A&W Mug

Today Doreen and I are celebrating our wonderful marriage of 52 years! Please indulge me a few comments on our extraordinary life-long love. We have certainly been blessed more than we deserve, by the favor and blessing of Yehovah God through His Son, Yeshua.

The top picture is from the week before our wedding on June 11, 1967. This was the precise time Israel was fighting the miraculous Six Day War. Our wedding day was the first day after the war. You can understand our attachment to Israel. We have stood with Israel for 52 years and counting. Our calling in ministry is eternally connected to our love for Israel. Our ministry name “Elisha Vision” reflects our prayer, that God would use us to open the eyes of His servants to see His surrounding warrior angels and know that “more are they that are with us, than they that are with them” (the enemies of Israel).

Our love for each other has always been defined by the most blessed intimate friendship two people could possibly enjoy. When we were dating at Berkshire Christian College in Lenox, MA, we discovered a secret to success in our future marriage:

Transparent Honesty – There are other important keys, but this is the first practical priority. Of course, the first priority was to put Jesus first, ahead of each other. But we discovered transparent honesty almost by accident. Now, we know it was God setting us on the right track, without us realizing it was Him.

On our very first date, we were on a Bible college hayride that had many funny moments. A friend and I decided to wear matching ponchos just to be silly, only to pick up our dates and find that they had heard of our plan and did the same thing. So four of us climbed into the station wagon with three more friends to travel two hours across the state to the hayride at which our men’s quartet was the entertainment. October in Massachusetts is a great time for a hayride unless the overloaded wagons are being pulled by sweaty horses at a temperature of 35 degrees with a steady drizzle. Ah! The steam generated by those horses created a cloud which of course the wagons passed through. It was a memorable evening in many ways. When we stopped on the way home at an A&W Root Beer drive-in, Doreen and I had the biggest order, so the proprietor gave us a slightly chipped mug which we treasure to this day! Our first brush with what we later came to recognize as transparent honesty was to occur on the way home after the hayride, the refreshments, the joke and story telling. Things had quieted down and no one was talking. I happened to have my arm on the back of the seat, not with romantic intent, but because of the fact that four of us were crowded into it. About this time I took my glasses off noticing the interesting effect of the stars changing from brilliant pinpoints of light to little blurry suns and back again as I switched back and forth. In the midst of this private reverie, I realized that Doreen was questioning me as to what I was thinking, since I was so quiet. Well, I immediately recognized an opportunity to come up with one of the most romantic lines of all times, but I liked her already too much to fake romance, so I just declined to answer. But she was not about to give up, and she kept teasing me till I finally reluctantly admitted: “The stars are pretty when I take my glasses on and off.”  Of course she was impressed with this surprising glimpse of depth and sensitivity and we laughed and enjoyed the whole evening. Yet, our great discovery did not happen that night, but about a week later. 

We were walking into town one afternoon when I noticed that Doreen was unusually quiet and pensive. She was a million miles away. So I asked her what she was thinking with a note of teasing in my voice. She was very embarrassed and did not want to answer. Never one to back off, I kept teasing and chiding her that I had told her what I was thinking the night of the hayride. Finally, she soberly agreed to tell me with the disclaimer that she would not at all have dared mention it under any other circumstances. Her honest thoughts were about whether I might be the one God intended to be her husband some day. Well I joined her in the embarrassment and we agreed that it was certainly too soon to tell, but that it was in the Lord’s hands. Having quickly settled that point we went on to discuss the amazing concept of being so honest with someone that you would even tell them what you were thinking! It was a great revelation that we would only later discover was in the Bible. It was so good, we agreed to be that honest with one another from then on, and we still are! (Excerpt from our little marriage booklet: 7 Keys to a Happy Marriage)

Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Stand your ground, putting on the belt of truth and the body armor of God’s righteousness. Ephesians 6:13-14 NLT

“Truth” in this verse is not doctrinal purity, but simple honesty. It is the first piece of the famous armor for our spiritual warfare. Honesty is non-negotiable in human relations, especially marriage.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                       (Read more)





The Monkey Trap and the Arab World

23 05 2019

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The Arab world just won’t let go of the apple of antisemitism, so they can’t slide their hand out of the trap. If they would just drop the apple, they could then easily slide their hand out of the trap and be free. But, apparently, like the monkey, they can’t bring themselves to let go. (Dry Bones Israeli cartoonist Yaakov Kirschen.)

Golda Meir, one of Israel’s greatest Prime Ministers, is often quoted as having said:

  • Peace will come when the Arabs will love their children more than they hate us.

So, why do the Arabs hate the Jews so much? Antisemitism is certainly rampant, but the true source is the spirit of anti-Christ. Right from the beginning, Satan has been trying to kill Yehovah’s plan of a Messiah to save the world. From the garden of Eden, to Herod killing the babies of Bethlehem, to the Holocaust; Satan has been killing God’s people in His coup effort to overthrow God Himself.

The Messiah Yeshua came, but Satan is still trying to kill all of the spiritual sons and daughters of God who believe in the Messiah. Even after the Holocaust, Satan is trying to destroy Israel because her miracle resurrection again defeats the devil’s intentions.

I keep coming back to those who love truth and those who don’t. God made it quite clear in Paul’s letter to the Thessalonians.

For the mystery of lawlessness is already at work; only He who now restrains will do so until He is taken out of the way. And then the lawless one will be revealed, whom the Lord will consume with the breath of His mouth and destroy with the brightness of His coming. The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:7-12

Make no mistake, only those who love the truth will live forever in God’s glorious Kingdom. We must humble ourselves before the revealed truth that comes to us from the Holy Spirit in direct witness to the spoken truth and to Scripture.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, pray for rain and pray for the glorious light of truth to be seen and embraced by all truth lovers.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Abortion Constitutional Right?

16 05 2019

bernie-sandersBernie Sanders tweeted this week that abortion is a constitutional right. Really? … Only in a bizzaro, upside-down world. Have you ever heard of the “right to life” movement? Where did they get their catchy slogan? Oh wait, the constitution, or more specifically the Declaration of Independence!

 

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. (Declaration of Independence 2nd paragraph)

There are greatly profound words here. These truths are undeniable rights.

  1. They are obvious (self-evident). An earlier draft said “sacred and undeniable!
  2. These truths are equally granted to everyone (no caste system here).
  3. These rights come from the CREATOR (the living God who is the source).
  4. These truths belong to everyone and cannot be taken away or transferred (unalienable).

Then the three classic examples are given in ascending order. Life itself is first (obviously!) or the other two don’t exist. Life is granted by the CREATOR and it is guaranteed by the good government constituted by the founders and expressed in the Declaration. Government exists to preserve this most basic right: to LIFE

It is only in life that liberty and happiness may result. For Bernie Sanders to brazenly contradict the specific words of the Declaration of Independence is nothing short of political blasphemy. Abortion has taken the LIFE of 60 million babies since 1973 in America. Talk about genocide!

For years we have talked about Psalm 83 in this blog in the context of Israel’s current threat of war from the bordering nations. But it starts with a transcendent revelation explaining why they attack Israel. They hate God! They only attack Israel because they can’t reach God, so they go after those He loves. Notice the underlined words:

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

Therefore, I submit that abortion is the ultimate rebellion against God, against LIFE itself. May Yehovah God our Father, and His Son Yeshua, have mercy on our land and give us His Holy Spirit!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Palestine-O-Phobia?

3 04 2019

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We have a new phobia used to attack Jews and Christians. It has been confirmed by none other than the Mayor of New York City. Before I start, let me share my opinion about “Islamophobia,” which has been quite useful in intimidating just about everybody from uttering even the slightest criticism of Islam. Now to be sure, a proper attitude should be maintained in all civil discourse, but disagreement and even criticism is a necessary component of a free society (freedom of speech).

Islamophobia by definition means being afraid of Islam. I am not afraid of Islam, I just disagree with its basic tenets of religion and its political form of Sharia. Conflating fear, with a difference of opinion, is a propaganda coup. Again, I. Am. Not. Afraid. In fact, I love muslim people and praise God for the millions who are finding Jesus as the Son of God, and becoming ex-muslims. (My book, Simple Islam, is available on Kindle for a modest price.)

As a Christian (Zionist) I believe that the Messiah came to save all people and loves all people including Muslims. Yet, according to basic Biblical revelation, it requires our assent and embracing of the aforementioned Savior as sent by Yehovah God to provide the salvation the world so desperately needs.

So, back to Palestine-O-Phobia. A New York City Councilman lost his seat on an immigration committee this week because he stated the fact that there is no country of Palestine and never has been one. The mayor demanded that he apologize. Can you take back a true statement?

De Blasio demands apology for ‘there is no Palestine’ statementThere is no state by that name; there is no place by that name. That’s a fact. I did not make it up,” says New York City councilman. (Israel National News)

Where exactly is your ‘Palestine,’ Mayor de Blasio? – He did not play by the rules, as dictated by the Democrats, so New York City Councilman Kalman Yeger has been bounced off the council’s immigration committee. That’s his punishment for saying “there is no Palestine,” and then refusing to apologize, and if they could send him to a Soviet-Mao style “re-education camp,” they would. We don’t have reorientation gulags here yet, but it’s coming, and already exists on campus. Free speech for me, but not for thee. One man speaks up and it’s like he disturbed a wasps-nest.

…since 1964…the ‘Palestinians’ have been the world’s number one concern, even though they have been nothing but a headache and exist in no history books. Nothing to be found about them before June 2, 1964. That’s when the Arab League certified them as the PLO. That’s when they became a ‘people’ — a people still in search of an ancestry. So far, no luck.” (Jack Engelhard Israel National News)

Is It Islamophobic To Deny That ‘Palestine’ Exists?Prior to 1948 and the birth of Israel, the only group that answered to the name “Palestinians” were Jewish residents of the British Mandate for Palestine. Non-Jews who lived there considered themselves Arabs, not Palestinians, because there had never in history been a separate Palestinian Arab political entity or, prior to the birth of modern Zionism, a national movement that represented the ambitions of such a group. (Prophecy News Watch)

Yet, even on the lie that “there is a country called Palestine”, some accuse of Islamophobia. There seems to be no limit on the outlandish claims. Let’s pray that cooler heads prevail, or better yet, pray that the revealed truth of the Bible will be received by all who love the truth.

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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain. (Thank God for this week’s rain!)

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Dry Bones- Israel’s Political Comic Strip Since 1973

18 03 2019

Sick Sick Sick Please join me in prayer for Yaakov Kirschen, my favorite cartoonist who is recovering from pneumonia. We need him more than ever, “at such a time as this!”

Dry Bones sick

“Okay gang, so here’s what happened; The calendar rolled around to March 7 (the day before my 81st birthday ) and the LSW (Long Suffering Wife) had surprised me with a balloon, a couple of squeaky toys, and a b’day card. (We’ve taken to such saccharine rituals in recent years). But the real surprise for me was just how much I’ve been laid low with a case of Israeli pneumonia ( with stays in two separate hospitals).”
“Update from the LSW: Sali, the LSW here: Yaakov had the strength to do the cartoon, but not to finish the posting, so I will fill you in a bit more. He has been in the hospital 3 times in the last month. He has now been home about a week but is on full time oxygen and lots of antibiotics and since he is not strong enough to climb the stairs to the bedroom, he is in a rented hospital bed in the living room and I am sleeping on the couch so there will be someone near him in the middle of the night. The pneumonia turns out to be a very debilitating sickness. He will be back with you all just as soon as possible. (Getting old is not for the squeamish)”
In the meantime, you could help us out by subscribing or donating here:  For info on how to make a donation to support Dry Bones, please click on   https://drybonesproject.com/365

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 15:26 NLT

I call on all true believers in the Messiah of the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to pray earnestly for the healing and restoration of our brother in Zion. Shalom, shalom!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name, Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





Pope Kisses Grand Imam of Islam

9 02 2019

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Pope Kissing Grand Imam of Sunni Islam

Yes. He. Did. This is the Grand Imam Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb of Egypt’s Al-Azhar Universtiy. He is considered to be the most important imam in Sunni Islam. He has stated multiple times that Muslims who convert to Christianity should be killed.

The leading voice for over a billion Muslims states that apostasy is a crime punishable by death and that human rights and sexual liberty are diseases. Link: Grand Imam on YouTube 4 min. 13 secs.

Pope Francis Tells Islamic Imam Who Wants to Kill Christian Converts, “You’re my brother…” – El-Tayeb affirmed on his television show during the 2016 Ramadan celebration, “Contemporary apostasy presents itself in the guise of crimes, assaults, and grand treason, so we deal with it now as a crime that must be opposed and punished…. Those learned in Islam [al-fuqaha] and the imams of the four schools of jurisprudence consider apostasy a crime and agree that the apostate must either renounce his apostasy or else be killed.“ (Video link above)

The Pope kissed a notorious Islamist anti-SemiteFrancis kissed an anti-Semite and an Islamist of the worst kind. “The solution to Israeli terror lies in the proliferation of suicide attacks that spread terror into the hearts of Allah’s enemies”, said Ahmed al Tayyeb during the Second Intifada. It goes without saying that “the Palestinians have the right to blow up everything they want” (women, children, bars, buses, as long as the victims are Jewish Zionists).

Pope Francis, Leading Imam Sign Covenant Pushing Us Toward One-World Religion –There is a lot of language about peace in this document, but it goes way beyond just advocating for peace. Over and over again, the word “God” is used to simultaneously identify Allah and the God of Christianity. On top of that, the document also boldly declares that “the diversity of religions” that we see in the world was “willed by God”:

“The pluralism and the diversity of religions, color, sex, race and language are willed by God in His wisdom, … Therefore, the fact that people are forced to adhere to a certain religion or culture must be rejected,” (document)

My book, Simple Islam says plainly that the god of Islam is not a father and that he has no son, therefore it is a different god from the Bible. (see Proverbs 30:4)

Even more stark are the direct words of Jesus Himself:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also;” John 14:6-7

The one-world religion is destined to clash head-on with Biblical believers. Where do you stand? There is no middle ground. Don’t be deceived. Love the truth.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Yehovah God for the rain and snow that is finally ending the six-year drought!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





4,000 Terrorists

9 01 2019

sarah sandersControversy broke out when White House press secretary Sarah Sanders stated the “4,000 terrorists” number on Fox News Sunday with Chris Wallace. But the real truth goes way beyond the media twisting of the narrative. They think they have a big story because most were apprehended at airports. But here is my question: If “roughly 10 a day” are blocked by our excellent security at airports, how many are missed at the border where they avoid checkpoints entirely? The media gleefully trumpeted that even Chris Wallace exposed the “lie.” However, it turns out that it is a legitimate reference to a stat from the Department of Homeland Security:

The United States has also put in place measures to dramatically improve screening and vetting of individuals traveling to our shores. We have made applications more rigorous…intensified background checks…put in place new information sharing requirements…launched a new National Vetting Center to better leverage intelligence…and more.

The result is that we are identifying and stopping terror suspects who would otherwise have gone undetected.  In fact, on average, my Department now blocks 10 known or suspected terrorists a day from traveling to or attempting to enter the United States.      US flag signifying that this is a United States Federal Government website   Official website of the Department of Homeland Security

Blocking 4,000 terrorist where we make them pass through high security (facial recognition, hi-tech x-rays, watch lists, etc.) is an unbelievably high number. They know they will be screened and yet they try. Please just think about it. Why wouldn’t they eventually figure out it would be much easier to slip into our country in places with absolutely NO checkpoint or security of any kind?

The “4,000” stat actually confirms the danger of the open border. How many terrorists a day would we catch if every single person had to go through a security screening at the border just like airports? The border should be closed except for secure crossing points. 

Would you leave all your doors and windows open to your own home, and allow anyone enter anytime without your knowledge? Do rich people build walls around their property? Do bears live in the woods? Ridiculous questions!

And Oh, by-the-way, God is a nationalist, not a globalist. Nations were His idea.

He makes peace in your borders, and fills you with the finest wheat. Psalm 147:14

You have set all the borders of the earth; Psalm 74:17a

From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. Acts17:26 NIV

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and give thanks for abundant rain and snow in Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 





European Union Kills Free Speech

29 10 2018

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Free speech is not free anymore in Europe. Last week, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), ruled that a woman who spoke a historical truth about Mohammed was guilty of speech violations and must pay a fine of 480 euros plus legal fees.

A European court has ruled that saying bad things about the Muslim prophet Mohammad is verboten, and state punishment is appropriate.
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled a woman convicted by an Austrian court of calling the Prophet Mohammed a paedophile did not have her freedom of speech rights infringed.
 
The woman, named only as Mrs. S, 47, from Vienna, was said to have held two seminars in which she discussed the marriage between the Prophet Mohammad and a six-year old girl, Aisha….Mrs S. was later convicted in February 2011 by the Vienna Regional Criminal Court for disparaging religious doctrines and ordered her to pay a fine of 480 euros plus legal fees. Prophecy News Watch

Calling Prophet Muhammad a pedophile does not fall within freedom of speech: European court The ECHR ruled against an Austrian woman who claimed calling the Prophet Muhammad a pedophile was protected by free speech. The applicant claimed she was contributing to public debate. 

 

SHOULD IT BE ILLEGAL TO CALL MOHAMMED A PAEDOPHILE? The ECHR have decided that truth is not a justification – Should you be allowed to say that the founder of one of the world’s largest religions was a paedophile? According to the European Court of Human Rights the answer is ‘no’. In a decision issued this week the Court in Strasbourg ruled that this statement is defamatory towards the prophet of Islam, ‘goes beyond the permissible limits of an objective debate’ and ‘could stir up prejudice and put at risk religious peace.’ 

To a Muslim, this is basic Sharia Law. Obvious. Blasphemous. In some Muslim countries, it is worthy of the death penalty. We need to be aware that curtailing free speech, even bad speech that we don’t like, will ultimately lead to the loss of free speech itself. If that ever happens in the U.S., our republic will fall. I remind you of a stark warning from the Bible:

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

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Pray that our God-given inalienable rights will prevail in America. Also, keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)





I Found the Right Word… 

1 10 2018

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I Found the Right Word… Our nation has been transfixed on the Supreme Court nomination battle and I have been trying to think of the right word to describe the proceedings. These words came to mind, but were not exactly clear: despicable, deceitful, dishonest, misleading, confusing and threatening. However, this morning I realized the correct word: abomination.

Let me be clear and perhaps surprise you. I believe her. AND. I believe him. I believe she experienced something horrific, but I believe she was mistaken about who did it. You may see it differently, this is just my opinion. But the overall spectacle in the Senate’s pitiful handling of the “inquisition” is best described as an abomination to our nation.

How many of these seven things listed in Proverbs 6 apply to the Senate hearings?

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.

Only “shedding innocent blood” is missing from the Senate hearings. The other six were on display in abundance. I share this today, as we await the FBI report, so we can focus our intercession on the real problem. Pray for truth!

(Doreen just commented that even innocent blood is part of the discussion because of Roe V Wade and the pro-life/abortion issue.)

I understand that Judge Kavanaugh’s wife, Ashley, has requested that believers pray Psalm 40 for their family. Here is a portion, but please pray the entire Psalm. What a great glory to God that their daughter included prayer for the accuser in their family prayers.

Be pleased, O Yehovah, to deliver me;
O Yehovah, make haste to help me!
Let them be ashamed and brought to mutual confusion
Who seek to destroy my life;
Let them be driven backward and brought to dishonor
Who wish me evil.
Let them be confounded because of their shame,
Who say to me, “Aha, aha!”
Let all those who seek You rejoice and be glad in You;
Let such as love Your salvation say continually,
“Yehovah be magnified!”
But I am poor and needy;
Yet Yehovah thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





VP Pence: “Share the Gospel!”

26 05 2018

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Excerpts from an Exclusive report from CBNHere are some thoughts from Vice President Mike Pence. (For the video link click here.)

In a last-second surprise appearance before a pastors conference in Washington DC, Vice President Mike Pence outlined how the Trump administration has championed causes important to the evangelical community and implored them to continue to, “share the good news of Jesus Christ.”

“Other than the service of those who wear the uniform of the United States especially our cherished fallen, the ministries that you lead and the prayers that you pray are the greatest consequence in the life of the nation,” the vice-president told those attending the 2018 Watchman on the Wall conference sponsored by the Family Research Council.

“Keep preaching the good news. Keep preaching in season and out of season as the Bible says. Always be prepared to give a reason for the hope that you have,” he continued. At one point, Pence shared his Christian testimony, a life-changing moment that came at a Christian music conference in Wilmore, Kentucky back in 1978 at the end of his freshman year in college.

“Forty years ago this spring, I literally walked down and gave my life to Jesus Christ and so I just want you to continue to share the gospel, share that life-changing message,” he shared.

As we continue to pray for God’s wisdom and favor on President Trump, we need to also thank our Heavenly Father for the clear and unapologetic faith of our Vice President. Hallelujah! He also stands shoulder to shoulder with the President on Israel.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain. Israel still had some showers this weekend. Thank you Lord.

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Quick History Lesson

8 11 2017

A Quick History Lesson

President Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King were both Republicans.

The Ku Klux Klan (KKK) was the “enforcement” arm of the Democrat Party well into the 20th century. (See PBS article)

The Democratic Divorce from Israel is nearly complete.

You can see from the above simple facts that the political move to the left is a serious threat to Israel. This is not actually about politics, but about truth and lies.

Carefully determine what pleases the Lord. Take no part in the worthless deeds of evil and darkness; instead, expose them. It is shameful even to talk about the things that ungodly people do in secret. But their evil intentions will be exposed when the light shines on them, for the light makes everything visible. Ephesians 5:10-14

Pray for truth. Pray for rain in Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)





Why Multiculturalism is Bad

3 11 2017

diversityFirst, let’s be clear. The Kingdom of Yehovah God is multiracial, but “multicultural” is completely different.

And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll, and to open its seals; for You were slain, and have redeemed us to God by Your blood out of every tribe and tongue and people and nationRevelation 5:9

If you mean that people have different minor customs, that is normal. However, if you define culture as maintaining a completely separate system, then you find yourself in conflict with the Bible. Islam under Sharia law is the best current example.

Sharia is an entire way of life for the faithful Muslim. It is not only a religious duty, but it governs every aspect of one’s life. Because it is a supremacist ideology, it is incompatible with any other government or religion. Sharia is in direct contradiction to the US Constitution, Declaration of Independence, Bill of Rights and even the Magna Carta. Most Americans have forgotten that our most important founding document is the Bible. All of our great founding documents issue directly from Biblical principles and concepts.

There is a distinct, clearly defined, Biblical culture that, much like Sharia, governs every aspect of the believer’s life. It starts with the Ten Commandments and continues through the great love chapter of 1 Corinthians 13. Following these precepts, leads to historic blessings and favor from the God of the Bible. The Western nations have been blessed because of Biblical, Judeo-Christian foundations.

Let all the earth fear Yehovah; Let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of Him. For He spoke, and it was done; He commanded, and it stood fast. Yehovah  brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:8-12

The name of the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob is Yehovah, the Creator, our Father. Perverted modern media still lies to us, by miss-translating the Islamic war/suicide cry as “God is Great.” The true translation is “Allah is the Greatest.” Their god is not a father and has no son, therefore, a completely different god. When Yehovah warned against “other gods,” He revealed the fact that people would come up with other gods.

“When Yehovah your God cuts off from before you the nations which you go to dispossess, and you displace them and dwell in their land, take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you, and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? I also will do likewise.’ You shall not worship Yehovah your God in that way; for every abomination to Yehovah which He hates they have done to their gods; for they burn even their sons and daughters in the fire to their gods. Deuteronomy 12:29-31

It matters what you believe.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and rain for the Land!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

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

 

 





“We don’t want peace.”

27 10 2017

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The Palestinian Authority repeatedly lies, as this quickly deleted tweet reveals: “Our goal is the end of Israel. … We don’t want peace. We want war and victory.” This was not Hamas or Hezbollah or ISIS, this was the PA. Yet, the media never reports the lies. They stick with the propaganda narrative of the Palestinians as victims of those nasty Israelis. The quote in the above picture from Abbas is a prime example. No Jews in a Palestinian State? Here is just a short commentary on media bias toward Israel.

The Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) — an umbrella organization for Palestinian groups headed by Palestinian Authority (PA) President and Fatah leader Mahmoud Abbas — recently tweeted: “Our goal is the end of Israel. … We don’t want peace. We want war and victory.” 

The media, however, consistently refuses to detail the track record of Palestinian terrorism, murder, incitement and rejectionism. Although the AFP detailed al-Maliki’s 2016 statement, for example, many other news outlets — including The Washington Post and USA Today, failed to report them. 

In another example, Israeli-Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh highlighted a recent statement by Abbas’ deputy, Mahmoud al-Aloul, who said that Fatah doesn’t recognize Israel — a direct violation of the Oslo accords.

As CAMERA has frequently pointed out, al-Aloul is an unrepentant terrorist, also known as Abu Jihad. His February 2017 appointment to be Abbas’ number two was similarly ignored by many in the Western press.

Through their comments and actions, prominent Palestinian officials are violating Oslo on a daily basis — and blatantly calling for the destruction of Israel. And the media can’t be troubled to report on it. The Algemeiner

All the links in this story are trusted sources for the truth about Israel and the Middle East. CAMERA is especially valuable as a site that not only exposes the media mistakes and lies about Israel, but they tirelessly work media to retract the errors. We live in an era where it is harder and harder to discern the truth. Pray much and learn the trusted sources. Ask the Holy Spirit anytime you have a question about the truth printed.

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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for rain and for lies to be exposed to truth lovers!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Terror Murder in Israel

26 09 2017

 

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Today, a West Bank Palestinian, with a work permit for Israel, murdered three Israelis (one was an Arab Israeli citizen). He killed the three guards at an Israeli checkpoint. He had been cleaning house for one Israeli customer for two and a half years.  His own house was upper middle class.  He also announced on Facebook (above photo) that he wanted his terrorist pension to be given to his wife. What does this tell us?

  1. This was pre-meditated murder/terror.
  2. It was not done because he lived in poverty.
  3. It was planned well in advance.
  4. He boasted of it on Facebook.
  5. Facebook was his last will and testament.
  6. He banked on the policy of the Palestinian Authority to pay a lifetime salary to his wife for his “martyrdom.”

So, when did murder get defined as martyrdom? The answer is: 1,500 years ago with the birth of Islam. Have you noticed the difference between Christian and Muslim martyrdom? For Christians and Jews, it is simply because they exist. They are hunted down by obedient, observant Muslims and killed. As for Muslims, they initiate the violence as the perpetrators. Yet, in the perverse anti-Christ religion of the Koran, they get glory and eternal rewards for killing infidels. The Palestinians have added a new wrinkle by including millions of dollars in their budget to pay terrorists in prison and their families in the most perverse form of “welfare.” This has become a murder mill for hire. And Israel is supposed to negotiate with these monsters?

This evil criminal was not a “freedom fighter” as they are called by the PA and Hamas. This perversion of terms must be exposed. Yet, he will probably have a street or a soccer field named after him. Seriously, that is what they will do. It is a culture of death.

Here is a report added since I first posted this story…

Facebook page of Abbas’ Fatah movement praises terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis, calls terrorist a ‘Martyr.’

We must stand for truth, love truth and speak up to the propaganda. This same blight on humanity is spreading across the Western world and is coming to America.

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Yehovah; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. ​For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; ​Yehovah abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Lead me, O Yehovah, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. Psalm 5:3-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the families of the true martyrs.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

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





Sheep or Lemmings?

30 08 2017

220px-Tunturisopuli_Lemmus_Lemmus Are you a sheep or a lemming? Do you follow the crowd, the mob, mass hysteria? Or are you a sheep who knows the voice of the shepherd and follows it to safety? Propaganda depends on the mob mentality. Today’s cultural chaos requires true believer to know the voice of Jesus. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit, Who was given as our Teacher of all the truths that Jesus taught in His earthly ministry. This post is shared in the context of Hurricane Harvey.

First, let me admit that lemmings committing mass suicide is a myth. However, the metaphor for human behavior does exist:

Someone who blindly follows a crowd—maybe even toward catastrophe—is called a lemming. Over the past century, the myth has been invoked to express modern anxieties about how individuality could be submerged and destroyed by mass phenomena, such as political movements or consumer culture. Encyclopædia Britannica

So, we need to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Do not blindly accept everything you hear. Test it. “Watch the witness!” as brother Arthur Burt always said. Does the report agree with what the Holy Spirit is saying in your heart? Does it agree with the Bible?

Beloved, do not believe  every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

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 Thessalonians 2:9-12

This is serious business. As we watch the rise of chaos and anarchy in our nation, we must be more vigilant. Keep our lamps filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

On the brighter side, even in the midst of the terrible devastation of Hurricane Harvey this week, hearts have turned to God for His mercy. Even the media cannot ignore the colorblind love of neighbor helping neighbor. The lie of racial division is exposed by the love poured out without respect to skin color from both victim and rescuer. Media types have been heard more than ever sending not only their “thoughts,” but openly sending their “prayers.” I pray that our nation will turn our hearts to Heaven and the fountain of mercy from the living God Yehovah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the United States.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 

 





Astounding Love

17 08 2017

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Hate Nazis, hate white supremacists, hate Jews, hate Muslims, hate alt-right, hate alt-left, hate Antifa, hate communists, hate police, hate media, and hate Trump. Exactly how many people from either side in Charlottesville last week were motivated by the love of Jesus? The number one attribute of Yehovah God is love. His love for the whole world is astounding. More hatred is directed at God than at any human being. Yet He loves us.

There is a new method for reaching Muslims for Jesus. A friend who has spent time on the ground in Europe among the refugees has shared an amazing fact. The best way to share Jesus is to use a smart phone. Find out their language and bring up 1 Corinthians 13 in their language. That type of love is unknown in their religion and personal experience. One man began reading and weeping as he said he had never heard of such love. He accepted Jesus as the Messiah and Son of God and was baptized. This is being repeated over and over. Praise God!

Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.
So, what do we see in the riots and terrorism? Is it love? Of course not, it is simply what the Bible calls the deeds of the flesh. 

Now the works of the flesh are evident, which are: adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lewdness, idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, revelries, and the like; of which I tell you beforehand, just as I also told you in time past, that those who practice such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law. And those who are Christ’s have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit. Galatians 5:19-25

In addition, we know that satan is adding fuel to the fire with his demonic minions and principalities. It is more important than ever that we do not go there. Don’t give your soul to the wars of men. Stand for righteousness. Stand for Jesus and His love. Be led by the Holy Spirit in everything you say and everything you do. Speak up, and stand up in the supernatural love of Yehovah.

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Not Fake News – NPR

12 08 2017

This is hard to believe, but I am not making this up. It comes from National Public Radio News. The city of Boston and other cities think Islamophobia is such a problem that they are using tax payer money to put up posters around Boston to “educate” citizens how to handle Islamophobia.

Islamophobia

The city of Boston is launching a poster campaign to fight Islamophobia by encouraging bystanders to intervene, in a nonconfrontational way, if they witness anti-Muslim harassment. Starting Monday, the city began installing 50 posters around the city with advice on what to do if you see Islamophobic behavior. The posters recommend sitting by a victim of harassment and talking with them about a neutral subject while ignoring the harasser.NPR

Have you ever seen posters helping to diffuse anti Jew hatred? A Jew is six times more likely to be attacked than a Muslim. That is an official FBI statistic over a ten-year period.

Even the term is bogus. It means “fear of Islam.” Christians have no fear of Islam. Even if they do succeed in killing us, we know we will be raised from the dead and live eternally with Jesus. We fear the living God. It is He who forgives and is abundant in mercy.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive, and abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You. Psalm 86:5

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What We Are Up Against

13 07 2017

What are we facing from the global terrorist threat? It is more than an ideology. We are face to face with demonic evil. Israel has been dealing with it for decades. Here is an example from just last week (July 6,2017). Official Palestinian Authority TV praised a man responsible for murdering 22 school children and four adult hostages in a 1974 terrorist attack in Israel. They make monuments and name streets after these so-called “martyrs” and “freedom fighters”. This video is not from 1974, it is from last week!

Isaiah saw this evil in Jerusalem before the Babylonian captivity. It is not unique to the Palestinians or the Jews of Isaiah’s day. It is the un-redeemed nature of sinful man under the influence of Satan, the devil, who comes only  to “steal, kill and destroy” (in the words of Jesus in John 10:10). Yet, even as Isaiah describes the evil murderous heart of sin, he begins with God’s ability to save us.

Listen! Yehovah’s arm is not too weak to save you, nor is his ear too deaf to hear you call. It’s your sins that have cut you off from God. Because of your sins, he has turned away and will not listen anymore. Your hands are the hands of murderers, and your fingers are filthy with sin. Your lips are full of lies, and your mouth spews corruption. No one cares about being fair and honest. The people’s lawsuits are based on lies. They conceive evil deeds and then give birth to sin. They hatch deadly snakes and weave spiders’ webs. Whoever falls into their webs will die, and there’s danger even in getting near them. Their webs can’t be made into clothing, and nothing they do is productive. All their activity is filled with sin, and violence is their trademark. Their feet run to do evil, and they rush to commit murder. They think only about sinning. Misery and destruction always follow them. They don’t know where to find peace or what it means to be just and good. They have mapped out crooked roads, and no one who follows them knows a moment’s peace. Isaiah 59:1-9 NLT

Please read the rest of Isaiah 59. We had a great Bible study in our Tuesday night group using this chapter. It is time to wake up and know what we are up against. Our confidence in this battle is that Yehovah is on the job. We have read the end of the Book, and we win, if we stand with Yehovah God and Yeshua His Son.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists

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

 





Melania and the Lord’s Prayer

20 02 2017

Here is a post from my favorite writer (who happens to be my wife). Doreen was really inspired by Melania last Saturday at the Melbourne, Florida Trump rally. She also responded to horrible criticisms of Melania. I hope you enjoy.

My heart hurts today for a very lovely lady, the First Lady of the United States.I was not on the “Trump Train” in the beginning of the primaries, but before long, I recognized that God’s hand was on a Trump presidency. He was moved forward through a very difficult process to final victory. It had to have been an act of God. But this post is not about President Trump. It is concerning his wife who has been faithfully supporting him all along the way.

I know nothing, really, about Melania’s past. I do know that she is a legal immigrant who speaks five languages, that she is devoted to her husband and her son, and she loves the United States of America. I also know that she is a woman, and she is human, and I can imagine how devastated she must be under the weight of the horrible things that have been said about her this past week. She has been called ugly names, mocked for her (very charming) accent, and criticized for saying the Lord’s Prayer at the Rally in Melbourne, FL yesterday. She was mocked for reading the prayer instead of saying it from memory. How miserably critical and malicious does one have to be to do this to her? One poisonous tweet actually said she couldn’t possibly be a Christian if she couldn’t say the prayer from memory. Seriously? I would address these detractors and ask: “How many languages do you speak?” “Could you stand in front of thousands of people and speak without notes?” “Have you been given the authority to say who is a Christian and who is not?”

My respect for Melania Trump soared after seeing her step forward after being thus maligned, and with grace and humility, lead with, “Let us pray…” I was so proud of her! She continued:

“Our Father in heaven,  Hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever (and ever). Amen.”

She said this with sincerity and feeling. The crowd joined in with her, and it was truly a holy moment.

I would like to speak a warning to those who feel it is their duty to tear down another. The scripture that includes this prayer (Matthew 6) doesn’t stop with “Amen”. Jesus felt it necessary to explain one part of this prayer. Do you know what the next verse says?

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

I never pray this prayer anymore without thinking about this passage. If I DO NOT FORGIVE, I will not be forgiven. The way I forgive is the way I AM ASKING GOD TO FORGIVE ME! Is the way I forgive the gold standard I want God to use towards me? Lord, have mercy on us all!

Melania Trump is a beautiful, gracious, classy lady. I’m sure she is not without sin, as none of us are. I admire our First Lady greatly and I pray for her. I pray that the weight of her new position and the ugliness of the attacks against her will not crush her. May these experiences, good and bad, serve to drive her further into the loving and accepting arms of Jesus. I believe she will serve us well in the White House.

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The Unspoken Truth

10 02 2017

dry-bones-jewish-truthThis is another classic Israeli cartoon from my favorite cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen. His point is the central problem with a Palestinian state. No matter what talking points the Palestinian Authority uses, they absolutely refuse to accept a Jewish state. The only answer is still simply the annexation of most of Judea and Samaria (the West Bank). The two-state idea is dead.

Here is the final word about the subject from God’s own voice:

“Therefore prophesy concerning the land of Israel, and say to the mountains, the hills, the rivers, and the valleys, ‘Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I have spoken in My jealousy and My fury, because you have borne the shame of the nations.” Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “I have raised My hand in an oath that surely the nations that are around you shall bear their own shame. But you, O mountains of Israel, you shall shoot forth your branches and yield your fruit to My people Israel, for they are about to come. For indeed I am for you, and I will turn to you, and you shall be tilled and sown. I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt. I will multiply upon you man and beast; and they shall increase and bear young; I will make you inhabited as in former times, and do better for you than at your beginnings. Then you shall know that I am Yehovah. Yes, I will cause men to walk on you, My people Israel; they shall take possession of you, and you shall be their inheritance; no more shall you bereave them of children.” Ezekiel 36:6-12

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Fake Peace

13 01 2017

israel-plan-will-fail-failjan122017Fake news gets lots of headlines, but fake peace is more deadly. I’m talking about this Sunday’s Paris “Peace” Conference. Some 72 nations are meeting to find the solution to the “Israel Problem,” an echo of Hitler’s “solution to the Jewish problem.” Oh, and guess who is not invited? ISRAEL!

“Because, indeed, because they have seduced My people, saying, ‘Peace!’ when there is no peace—and one builds a wall, and they plaster it with untempered mortar say to those who plaster it with untempered mortar, that it will fall. There will be flooding rain, and you, O great hailstones, shall fall; and a stormy wind shall tear it down. Surely, when the wall has fallen, will it not be said to you, ‘Where is the mortar with which you plastered it?’ ”Ezekiel 13:10-12

Untempered mortar is mortar with not enough water. The spiritual meaning is a false peace conceived without the Holy Spirit.

The agreement they will reach has already been “leaked.” (We inhabit a devious world.) The concern in Israel is that it will be used in a UN resolution declaring a Palestinian state, with Obama’s last betrayal by abstention, before Trump can be sworn into office.

In rewriting history and making a mockery of justice and fairness, the United Nations has become a sick joke as it brazenly continues to back the Palestinian narrative that would drive Israel into the sea. Their spokesmen have been quoted over and again saying that they only want such a state as a launch pad for ridding the region of Jews altogether. Israel Today

72 countries including US to attend Paris peace conference

Paris conference to ask Israel and PA to commit to two states

January 15th: 70 Nations Will Gather In Paris To Discuss The Future Of Israel

The Nations Plot In Vain – Leaked Draft Of Paris Peace Conference Revealed

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King on My holy hill of Zion.”Psalm 2:1-6
“For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; they have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2
Pray for the REAL PEACE of Jerusalem!
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The Attack on Civility

13 01 2015

Pamela Geller

ci·vil·i·ty :  noun \sə-ˈvi-lə-tē\  

polite, reasonable, and respectful behavior

a :  civilized conduct; especially :  courtesy, politeness

b :  a polite act or expression

bar·ba·rous : adjective \ˈbär-b(ə-)rəs\

a: not polite or proper : very rude or offensive

b: very cruel and violent

Synonyms: atrocious, barbaric, cruel, brutal, brute, butchery, fiendish, heartless, inhuman, inhumane, sadistic, savage, truculent, vicious, wanton

Antonyms: benign, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, humane, kind, kindhearted, sympathetic, tender-hearted

Who was the first barbarian? I submit to you that Cain was the first barbarian.

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

Chicken or egg? Contrary to revisionist history, I believe God created Adam and Eve as civilized beings. The first murder was the birth of barbarism. Cain refused the civil order instituted by God. I answer the age-old question of which came first, chicken or egg, very simply. God created the creatures and then ordered them to multiply.

Today we watch as barbarians try to take over the world. This is not a clash of civilizations, it is a clash of civilization and barbarity, order and disorder, law and lawlessness. Two reports in today’s headlines show the utter depravity that has befallen this generation:

‘Russian Spies’ Executed by Child Soldier in Shocking ISIS Video (story only, video not shown)

More Young Teenage Girl Suicide Bombers in Nigeria (one or more of these girls may be from the 200+ Boko Haram captives from 2014)

If the battle for civilization comes down to the wimps versus the barbarians, the barbarians are going to win. Thomas Sowell

An article on Daniel Pipes Middle East Forum made this point as early as 2007:

It’s Not a Clash of Civilizations, It’s a Clash between the Civilized World and Barbarians

So my point is that we must awaken to true definitions, not only to name the main source of barbaric behavior as radical Islam, but also to define the big picture. This really is good vs. evil. It is a cosmic level fight that will not be won only in physical battles, but must see final triumph of righteousness. Truth is not relative: “your truth and my truth.” Truth is absolute. Our founding fathers understood this and conveyed it clearly in the Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed,

Two phrases are particularly powerful here. These truths are “self-evident” and they are “endowed by their Creator.” These are absolute truths, above discussion or modification. To deny these points would be to reject civility and choose barbarism and lawlessness.

Civilization depends on mutual agreement and recognition of universal truth, the self-evident obvious observance of absolutes. Most of such truths are recorded in the Judeo/Christian Scriptures. But not only the reading, but the practice of these principles has yielded the progress of civilization. Those nations and Peoples who have followed this heritage have prospered. Those who reject this truth suffer national consequences. Even those who earlier believe and then suspend the practice of the same will equally suffer the dire effects.

These truths have been endowed (gifted) to us by the God of the Bible. He has established order, and we reap the benefits of his benevolence. If pagan faith believes that cows and rats are gods, there will be no meat and the rats infest the granaries. Famine results. It matters what you believe.

Rescue me and deliver me from the hand of foreigners,
Whose mouth speaks lying words,
And whose right hand is a right hand of falsehood—
That our sons may be as plants grown up in their youth;
That our daughters may be as pillars,
Sculptured in palace style;
That our barns may be full,
Supplying all kinds of produce;
That our sheep may bring forth thousands
And ten thousands in our fields;
That our oxen may be well laden;
That there be no breaking in or going out;
That there be no outcry in our streets.
Happy are the people who are in such a state;
Happy are the people whose God is Yehovah! Psalm 144:11-15
Yehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, The plans of His heart to all generations. Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, The people He has chosen as His own inheritance. Psalm 33:10-12

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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.)





Sewer Pipe Propaganda

18 10 2011

An INMTU Moment #1 (An “I’m Not Making This Up” Moment)

Every once in a while a story surfaces which defies truth & logic. It is so ridiculous that if someone just made it up, nobody would believe it. Yet, here it is in real life. Therefore, I have decided to occasionally record these moments for the historical archives. I have featured a few in the past, but today I begin keeping official count. So here goes number one. Notice both the headline and the lead line.

Sewage Floods Gaza CitySewage from burst lines pours into homes on Friday, as the city awaits a flood of freed terrorists. Israel blamed.

Israel blamed? INMTU! Are they kidding? No, it is a legitimate story at Israel National News from two days ago. (10-16-11 Arutz Sheva) I confess that it is a little tacky to talk about, but there is more here than meets the eye. The timing is interesting. The story makes the following symbolic connection: Faulty sewage lines burst and poured into homes on Friday. Perhaps symbolically, the deluge took place as the city prepared to welcome a flood of murderous terrorists being released by Israel. The link takes you to their story detailing the terrorist murders committed by some of the 1,027 freed terrorists in the swap for one 24-year-old Israeli (Gilad Shalit) held by Hamas in Gaza for over five years. I happen to agree that the timing is more than coincidence.

The Gazans, as you would expect, beg to differ. They claim the sewer system in Gaza City is deteriorating because Israel blocks materials from entering Gaza. This despite the truth as revealed here in the recent summary of thousand of truckloads entering Gaza from Israel with humanitarian aid. So, the propaganda war of information continues. Claims and counter claims. Yet, the truth always comes out.

What is the truth behind this story? Here is a quote from a 2007 report that explains why Gaza City may have sewer problems. Israeli authorities have charged that the Palestinian Authority (PA) is digging up sewage pipes in the Gaza area so that the pipes can be used for Kassam rockets. INN Who would have guessed the real reason for broken sewer systems? So now you know the background that explains Israel’s concerns even about something so mundane as sewer pipes.

Let not mercy and truth forsake you; Bind them around your neck, Write them on the tablet of your heart. Proverbs 3:3

For my mouth will speak truth; Wickedness is an abomination to my lips. Proverbs 8:7

He who speaks truth declares righteousness, but a false witness, deceit. Proverbs 12:17

Buy the truth, and do not sell it, also wisdom and instruction and understanding. Proverbs 23:23

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.     2 Thessalonians 2:9-10

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