God’s Land…Period.

24 06 2020

Dry Bones No to Annexation

This week, eclipsed by the violence, virus, and virtue signalling in media coverage, Israel is at a momentous crossroads of history. Several days of meetings in Washington will determine future borders of Israel.

Trump, top aides to decide this week whether to back Netanyahu’s annexation –  ‘Decisive’ White House meeting, to be attended by Pompeo, Kushner, Friedman, said set to determine whether US okays PM’s July 1 plan for sovereignty over settlements, Jordan Valley

Pompeo: Sovereignty is Israel’s decision to make – US Sec. of State says decisions of sovereignty are for Israel to make, moments after UN, Arab League call on Israel to abandon its plans.

The decision by the U.S. will directly affect blessing or judgement on our nation according Genesis 12:3 “I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

Judea and Samaria are called the “West Bank” by world governments. Yet the Bible clearly includes them in the land Yehovah God granted to Israel. For years I have been saying the issue is not the West Bank, but the East Bank. First, how many rivers are know only by their western banks? Man, in his perpetual rebellion against God, rejects the very solution for Middle East wars proclaimed by God. The peace plan proposed by President Trump is rejected by the usual cast of characters, but particularly by King Abdullah of Jordan. The danger is all his, because he finds himself resisting Almighty God Yehovah. (This is found in Ezekiel 36; and is explained in detail in my book Speak to the Dirt! available on Amazon and also Kindle.)

So Jordan backs the PLO in rejecting Trump ‘Deal of the Century’ Jordan’s rejection of the Trump Plan could see Trump dealing with Jordan the way he dealt with the PLO’s rejection. (Read this op-ed from David Singer for an accurate explanation.)

This is not political, but spiritual. The tide of history has turned from God’s severe judgment of Israel, to His prophesied restoration, blessing, and favor. From 70 AD to 1948 Israel never won a war, but from 1948 to the present Israel has not lost a war. What changed? God Himself turned the page. I have written extensively about the spectacular prophecy of Psalm 102 which describes the Holocaust in graphic detail followed by this critical declaration we now see fulfilled in our rear-view mirror:

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. Psalm 102:13

This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise Yehovah. Psalm 102:18

The original Hebrew text for verse 18 is amazing. The phrase “generation to come” is mistranslated in almost Bibles. The correct Hebrew is “dowr” דּוֹר which means generation, but the key word is ” ‘acharown” which means “last.” So, Psalm 102 was especially written for the last generation. Before the Holocaust we would not understand the great prophecy of Israel’s favor. But now we see clearly that we are living in the time of God’s restoration and favor to Israel.

My point is simple. No matter what all the nations do, they will never succeed in blocking Yehovah’s eternal plan. The question for us if we will be on the right side of God’s history.

Pray for the decisions this week, which will directly affect the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Yehovah Has the Final Say!

2 05 2020

Abbas anti-Jew

Last week I wrote about the phased re-opening of various states after the virus panic. Today I show parallels with Joshua conquering ancient Canaan, and modern Israel re-claiming Judea and Samaria. Citizens of the U.S. must re-take our constitutional freedoms phase by phase. The same was true for Joshua. Israel did not just move into the Land at once. They had to win it city by city, tribe by tribe.

Also, do not make the mistake of accusing Israel of an immoral or illegal enterprise in possessing the Land. It was promised to them by Yehovah God 500 years earlier. God gave Israel the Land because the Canaanites worshiped false gods, shed innocent blood (human sacrifice), and lived in perverse immorality. Leviticus 18 and 20 give graphic detail of the abominations. Yehovah then warns Israel that if they do the same iniquity they too will be cast out of the Land.

“You must keep all my decrees and regulations by putting them into practice; otherwise the land to which I am bringing you as your new home will vomit you out. Do not live according to the customs of the people I am driving out before you. It is because they do these shameful things that I detest them. But I have promised you, ‘You will possess their land because I will give it to you as your possession—a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am YEHOVAH your God, who has set you apart from all other people.” Leviticus 20:22-24 NLT

Even so, God did not hand it to them on a silver platter. They had to win it city by city. I think we all find that true in our own lives. Growing in grace with the Lord Jesus is a process in which we only conquer with the power of the Holy Spirit. Self-control is not an act of our will, it the fruit of walking in the Holy Spirit. Eventually, we learn to yield to His control, not by strength of will-power, but by the choice of our will to yield.

Likewise, even though President Trump’s deal of the century allows Israel to extend sovereignty over Judea and Samaria, they must do it phase by phase. It can begin July 1. Pray for wisdom and unity for the new government as they proceed. Since the Palestinians have rejected the plan, Israel is free to act with U.S. backing.

State Dept. Ready to Recognize Application of Israeli Law in West Bank TEL AVIV – The U.S. on Monday said it was ready to recognize Israel’s annexation of Jewish settlements in the West Bank, but asked Israel’s newly formed unity government to also negotiate with the Palestinians. “As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the application of Israeli law to areas of the West Bank that the vision foresees as being part of the State of Israel,” a U.S. State Department spokesperson said.

We are moving into exciting and dangerous times. Pray now more than ever for the God of Israel to show the way of peace. It is not in trading land for peace, but in possessing the Land of Promise according to Yehovah’s Plan of Eternity. This is the path to the soon coming of Messiah Yeshua and true peace for Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Jewish “Deal of the Century”

28 03 2019

SovereigntySince President Trump recognized the Golan Heights as part of Israel (including redrawing the map), many Israeli’s are moving on to recognizing the West Bank as Israel. The Bible refers to that area as Judea and Samaria. From a trickle just a few years ago, it is now a flood of calls to annex or at least extend sovereignty over the West Bank.

A survey conducted by the Sovereignty Journal suggests that a large majority of Israeli Jews now oppose the two-state solution, with growing support for the application of Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria. Also in the journal: There has been significant progress in the first and only Outline Plan (TAMA) to include Judea and Samaria as part of the State of Israel. ‘The Jewish Deal of the Century’ – INN

So what is the Bible context of such a goal? God’s original promise to Abraham clearly defined the final borders of Israel. The question is only: When will this happen?

So Yehovah made a covenant with Abram that day and said, “I have given this land to your descendants, all the way from the border of Egypt to the great Euphrates River… Genesis 15:18 NLT

US Recognition of the Golan Paves Way for Other Biblical Lands – An Israeli official pointed to US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Israeli sovereignty on the Golan Heights as an opportunity to officially reclaim other biblical lands captured during the Six Day War. (Israel Today)

Mr. President, let’s repeat Golan Heights in Judea and Samaria – Trump could well turn his attention now to recognising the legal right of Jews to live in Judea and Samaria. (INN)

US redrawing official maps to include Golan as part of Israel – State Department official says maps will be updated to reflect change in policy and Israel’s need for ‘secure and defensible borders’ (Times of Israel)

At the time of those events,” says Yehovah, “when I restore the prosperity of Judah and Jerusalem, I will gather the armies of the world into the valley of Jehoshaphat. There I will judge them for harming my people, my special possession, for scattering my people among the nations, and for dividing up my land. Joel 3:1-2 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

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Author’s note: The cartoon — commissioned exclusively for this article — is by Yaakov Kirschen aka “Dry Bones”- one of Israel’s foremost political and social commentators — whose cartoons have graced the columns of Israeli and international media publications for decades. His cartoons can be viewed at Drybonesblog





King Abdullah Demands ’67 Borders

8 08 2017

King Abdullah and AbbasYesterday King Abdullah of Jordan upped the ante as a result of the recent Temple Mount riots. He met Monday with Palestinian Authority President Abbas in Ramallah (only 11 miles north of Jerusalem). They agreed on new demands of the US regarding the failed “two state” idea that gives the Palestinians a new state in Biblical Judea and Samaria which the world calls the “West Bank.”

They are demanding this state on the pre-1967 Six Day War borders. They also demand a complete freeze in Jews building homes including eastern Jerusalem. Every Palestinian offer always includes pre-conditions which are always a non-starter. Israel cannot cede negotiable points before even convening; because then Abbas simply demands more concessions.

My opinion is that Israel should only agree to the post-1967 borders. I wrote about it in two previous blogs with maps. Click on each title.

Yes to ’67 Borders

Israel Should Return to 1967 Borders!

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

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; Yehovah 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

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Time to Annex Judea & Samaria (aka West Bank)

15 03 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)








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