Netanyahu Lives Again

6 04 2021

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Israeli parliamentary politics lurches into the next phase with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu charged with forming the new government.

President “fears for Israel” as he taps Netanyahu to lead government – 24 hours of high political drama once again leaves Netanyahu king of the hill. But can he form a coalition?

Israel: President Rivlin formally nominates Netanyahu with task to form gov’t 

I know it is confusing for Americans to follow, but I will try to explain as clearly as possible. The election ended in a virtual draw again. Even though the conservatives have more than the 61 seats needed, they are fighting among themselves with some wishing to dump Netanyahu. Yet, because he has more seats in his own Likud Party, he is the one to try to “herd the cats” into agreement for a right-wing government. He has 28 days to do it with a possible extension of another 14 days after that. If he fails, another (probably from the left) will be given the same opportunity.

Here is a little inside glimpse into the dilemma from a conversation I had a few years ago with an lsraeli editor who shall remain nameless. He stated that Netanyahu was corrupt. I then assumed he would not vote for Netanyahu, but he said: “No, I will vote for him because he is not as corrupt as the rest.” 

This is the fourth election in two years. One major reason for that is that Netanyahu is on trial (literally), facing three different indictments which are relatively minor in my opinion. They are based on dubious testimony and bear a striking resemblance to American politics. Netanyahu even condemns his accusers of being on a witch hunt. The trial has moved into a new phase with Netanyahu appearing in court just this week. However, the trial may take another three years! The accusations have been hovering around for three years already. It is mainly an excuse to bring him down from Prime Minister. The tactics of the Israeli left look a lot like the American left.

So, how does this all fit with Biblical prophecy? Yehovah, God of Israel, is right on schedule advancing His divine plan of restoration. He will do it with or without Netanyahu, but I still think God is using Netanyahu. God’s purpose is to expand Israel’s sovreignty over more of the Promised Land. The left wants to give half of it to a “Palestinian” state which divides the Land and directly violates God’s will.

“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

Yehovah will judge the nations AFTER He brings back the scattered exiles of Judah and Jerusalem. The judgment is because they DIVIDED THE LAND! That has already occurred in the last one hundred years. We are now in the phase of regathering and restoration. Since 1948 (Israel’s rebirth as a nation), Yehovah has been extending Israel’s territory. The Abraham Accords have further solidified this direction by removing the Palestinian two-state option from being a necessity for peace. The Arab states are choosing peace and normalization. This fits into God’s actions. The Biden Administration is desperately trying to roll back the clock, but it is too late. God is moving His purpose of favor, blessing, and restoration of Israel. He will accomplish every promise He gave to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Yehovah God is faithful to His word!

​“God is not a man, that He should lie, ​​nor a son of man, that He should repent. ​​Has He said, and will He not do? ​​Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?  ​​Behold, I have received a command to bless; ​​He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.” Numbers 23:19-20

Pray for the next few weeks for God’s choice to be raised up as Prime Minister of Israel. Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem which will be only when the Messiah Yeshua comes. And pray for seasonal rains in the time of restoration.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Never Again Uprooted

2 03 2021

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Israel is a nation raised from the dead. This great prophecy from Amos 9 applies to today’s restoration of Israel. Millions of Jews have returned, from nearly every nation on earth, as a stirring testimony to the faithfulness of Yehovah God. Every word He has spoken will be fulfilled. What a joy and privilege to live in this great day.

“I will firmly plant them there in their own land. They will never again be uprooted from the land I have given them,” says Yehovah your God.”  Amos 9:15 NLT

  1. Yehovah is the One who is doing it.
  2. They are back in their own land, ancient Israel, not any other location.
  3. It is permanent, never to be removed again from their land.

This is not new to us. We have witnessed it with our own eyes for over seventy years. Israel was in Egypt for over 400 years, Babylon for over 70, and the dispersion to all countries for over 1,800 years! The Bible revealed each of those sojourns, but no more! No more will they ever be uprooted from the Land Yehovah gave them. Hallelujah!

No matter how hard the nations rage and try to block Him, Yehovah wins. They will fail. All the demons of hell, the fallen angels and the devil himself will utterly fail. It might be a good time to step back and remember the immutable, unchangeable promises of God. When you are tempted to slump down under the many pressures of life. Remember what God has done. Remember what He is doing now. And remember His promised victory yet to come. Remember also to guard your faith.

“And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold.” Matthew 24:12

I was blessed by Pastor John Thrift’s word Sunday morning at Grace Assembly. He reminded us of the cause of many Christians who grow cold, allowing the fire of their faith to go out. The great time of lawlessness in the earth is now upon us. If we focus on the abominations and rebellion around us, we risk the cold heart of unbelief. This is the time to look up to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. He is seated at the right hand of Yehovah God in Heaven; and He is right on time; and He is in control of our eternal destiny if we allow Him. As the wise virgins, we must keep our lamps trimmed and filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

“Then many false prophets will rise up and deceive many. And because lawlessness will abound, the love of many will grow cold. But he who endures to the end shall be saved. And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come.”  Matthew 24:11:14

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for and give thanks for the seasonal rains of restoration!

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)





Arab Mayor Endorses Netanyahu

16 02 2021

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This is no small story. Nazareth Mayor Ali Salam represents a breakout trend in Israel. Since the “circle of peace” normalization with Israel by several Arab/Muslim states, a new openness is emerging internally in Israel. Arab Palestinians have long secretly preferred being citizens of Israel but now they are free to be public about it. Nazareth, a city of 110,000 people, is the largest Arab city in Israel. Israel’s population is nearly 9 million, of which almost 2 million are Arab citizens. Pray for the March 23 Israel election.

Recently, an Arab member of the Knesset (Israeli parliament) came out in favor of Netanyahu and his conservative Zionist Likud party. That was a break from the anti-Israel Arab block in the Knesset. Netanyahu has even promised a ministerial post to an Arab member of Likud. Bloggers in Jordan, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia have spoken out for Israel. This trend will continue and expand as the Gulf states and other Muslim countries open embassies in Israel. Kosovo, a Muslim state in Europe has already announced  it will open its embassy in Jerusalem. This is truly historic. Even Indonesia may normalize with Israel.

How does this fit with prophecy? For years now I have been quoting Psalm 83 regarding the Arab states around the Israel borders. I used to think the Psalm 83 War would end a victorious military victory for Israel, but I was wrong. It has ended with the circle of peace. The Arab “cousins” of the Jews will eventually be joined with Israel, some even by converting to Jesus (Yeshua ben Yehovah), the Jewish Messiah.

In that day there will be an altar to Yehovah in the midst of the land of Egypt, and a pillar to Yehovah at its border. And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then Yehovah will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yehovah in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to Yehovah and perform it.And Yehovah will strike Egypt, He will strike and healit; they will return to Yehovah, and He will be entreated by them and heal them. In that day there will be a highway from Egypt to Assyria, and the Assyrian will come into Egypt and the Egyptian into Assyria, and the Egyptians will serve with the Assyrians. In that day Israel will be one of three with Egypt and Assyria—a blessing in the midst of the land, whom Yehovah of hosts shall bless, saying, “Blessed is Egypt My people, and Assyria the work of My hands, and Israel My inheritance.” Isaiah 19:19-25

Really? Yes, really! God has spoken it and He will do it. Yehovah does not lie or fail to keep any of His promises. Wow! Stay tuned. It is going to get better. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and thank Him for this week’s big snow storm in Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name. And here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





The Secret Place

16 01 2021

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Where is the secret place of safety spoken of in the Bible? Is it a geographical place, like Jerusalem? If it is a secret, how many people really know where it is? Let me share insight to the answer to this puzzle. The answer is hidden in plain sight. A friend this week urged all of us to get serious about Psalm 91. It is such a great encouragement in times of deep trouble, such as the events in today’s political landscape. I would like to touch on just one aspect: the secret place.

He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. ​​I will say of Yehovah, “He is my refuge and my fortress; ​​My God, in Him I will trust.” Psalm 91:1-2

“Because he has set his love upon Me, therefore I will deliver him; ​​I will set him on high, because he has known My name.” Psalm 91:14

Verse 14 explains two reason He protects us. First is because we choose to love Him. Second, we know His name. Let me suggest the secret is connected to knowing His name. His name is Yehovah, the Almighty Creator God, the eternally existent One. His name is above every other name and every other God. Yet, it is even more than simply being aware of His name as a fact of knowledge, it is knowing Him! He desires that we have a relationship with Him. The Kingdom of God is, first of all, relational. It is not about theology or religion, it is personal. When I first met the Messiah Yeshua as my own personal Savior, I was born again. My life began there at that moment with an actual relationship with Jesus. That was also true in an amazing sense when I found a personal relationship with God, the Father Himself. We can walk and talk with Him as with a friend. Have you discovered this secret? Here is another way of saying the same thing.

The name of Yehovah is a strong tower; the righteous run to it and are safe. Proverbs 18:10

This name, Yehovah, appears in the original Hebrew text over 6,800 times, but is miss-translated as “LORD” every time. Lord is a real word in Hebrew, Adonai, but it is not the name of Yehovah. He certainly is Lord, but there are many Lords in history, yet only one Yehovah. If you see “LORD” in all capital letters in your Old Testament, the real Hebrew word is Yehovah. If you see “Lord,” without all capitals, then the word is Adonai. This is part of the secret hiding place of His name. Start using His name, it will change your life. Some may pronounce it “Yahweh” or other slight variations, but still use it. Use His name. His name is the strong tower. The righteous (through the blood of the Passover Lamb, Yeshua) run into His name, Yehovah, and are safe!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in this rainy season in Israel.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                          (Read more)





Depression or Rejoicing?

13 01 2021

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A CHOICE TO REJOICE! – We are living in unthinkable times of hypocrisy and contradictions. There is a pall of sadness and depression over the land. Those of us who have been around a few decades never imagined we would see our beloved country overtaken by Marxist socialist ideology. So, what now?

Believers have sure promises from God. His grace is sufficient. Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. The Bible is full of comfort for troubled times. But here is one of the best, because it declares that we can choose to rejoice in the worst of times.

“Though the fig tree may not blossom, nor fruit be on the vines; though the labor of the olive may fail, ​​and the fields yield no food; though the flock may be cut off from the fold, and there be no herd in the stalls— ​​Yet I will rejoice in Yehovah, ​​I will joy in the God of my salvation. ​​Yehovah God is my strength; ​​He will make my feet like deer’s feet, and He will make me walk on my high hills.” Habakkuk 3:17-19

“As the deer pants for the water brooks, so pants my soul for You, O God. ​​My soul thirsts for God, for the living God. ​​When shall I come and appear before God?”  Psalm 42:1-2

This is the time to “come and appear before God.” Are you thirsty for Him? My friend, Bill Taylor, shared a wonderful story recently. It is said that a deer in desperate thirst makes a breathing sound (of panting) that sounds very close to the Hebrew name of God: Yehovah. The “h” sounds in His name are very breathy and I can imagine that a panting deer could make those sounds.

It is also interesting to note the name changes God gave to Abram and Sarai. In both cases He added the “h” sound to their names: Abraham and Sarah! The Holy Spirit is the breath of Yehovah. I pray that we may have the added “h” sound to our lives at this perilous and pregnant time of history. Remember that history is His-Story. God is on the throne and has everything on target for His will to be done, and for His Kingdom to come on this earth, exactly as it is in Heaven. Choose to rejoice!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray and give thanks for Israel rain.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                     (Read more)





The Misty Flats – A Choice

28 12 2020

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As we wait between the holidays and the new year we face a choice, as always. Do not succumb to the doldrums of “the misty flats.” We must choose the heights of God’s purpose. The temptation is to surrender to mild or even serious depression as we view our world. But God is in control! Look to the Rock from which you were hewn. We are not meaningless blobs slogging through a meager existence, but beings created in the image of Yehovah God. Rise up! Follow the higher path upward to find your place in God’s Plan.

I was inspired by this early 20th century poem by John Oxenham. Consider the message and choose wisely.

To every man there openeth
A Way, and Ways, and a Way.
And the High Soul climbs the High way,
And the Low Soul gropes the Low,
And in between, on the misty flats,
The rest drift to and fro.
But to every man there openeth
A High Way, and a Low.
And every man decideth
The Way his soul shall go.
If you feel like you are in the misty flats during the holidays, it is time to stir up the Holy Spirit in your heart and trust Him completely. Here is an anchor scripture from Isaiah 51, to encourage you. I pray that the Lord Jesus will strengthen you with might in the inner man. Read the end of the book, we win!
A Call to Trust Yehovah
“Listen to me, all who hope for deliverance—
all who seek Yehovah!
Consider the rock from which you were cut,
the quarry from which you were mined.
Yes, think about Abraham, your ancestor,
and Sarah, who gave birth to your nation.
Abraham was only one man when I called him.
But when I blessed him, he became a great nation.”
Yehovah will comfort Israel again
and have pity on her ruins.
Her desert will blossom like Eden,
her barren wilderness like the garden of Yehovah.
Joy and gladness will be found there.
Songs of thanksgiving will fill the air. Isaiah 51:1-3 NLT
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for winter rains in Israel.
Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists                        (Read more)
(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation  in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.) and here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.




Do. Not. Faint.

13 10 2020

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My last post was Do. Not. Fear. Today let’s take it up a level. Do. Not. Faint. You have overcome fear by your faith that God’s got this. Now is the time to buckle up and push forward. I know it’s been a long year getting to the most important election of our lives. Louisiana Senator Kennedy said if 2020 would just slow down a bit, he “would get off and walk.” Make no mistake, we are in big time spiritual warfare. Candidate Biden says he is fighting for the soul of the nation. But we are standing for the Spirit of America, which was founded on Biblical Judeo/Christian values and principles. This was always taught in our schools until recent history. It may sometimes appear that we are losing the battle, but Yehovah has the final say. I do not believe He is done with the United States. I don’t think God raised up Trump to stop halfway. Bible believers are awakening all over the country.

Here are four reasons God is not finished with the United States yet:

  1. We and this Administration are faithfully standing with Israel.
  2. There are yet millions of true Christians “who have not bowed the knee to Baal. Sixty million abortions is more than enough evil to deserve righteous judgement, but God moves on behalf of the righteous believers who love and follow His Son, the Messiah Yeshua Jesus.
  3. The Bible says if we cast our bread (Jesus) on the waters (nations), it will return to us. This nation has cast the bread of life like no other in history. God is merciful and faithful to keep His promise to bless us.
  4. We are seeing deep personal repentance because of these great trials, and also a national turning back to God. Haters are louder than ever, but God’s people are speaking out more than in a long time. You even hear it from the President and other officials. Even believers from the media are more open about their faith.

Therefore, we must not give up, don’t quit now; we are too close to the victory. Lift up your eyes to the heavens where our help comes from. Hear the Word of Yehovah!

“When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses and chariots and people more numerous than you, do not be afraid of them; for Yehovah your God is with you, who brought you up from the land of Egypt. So it shall be, when you are on the verge of battle, that the priest shall approach and speak to the people. And he shall say to them, ‘Hear, O Israel: Today you are on the verge of battle with your enemies. Do not let your heart FAINT, do not be afraid, and do not tremble or be terrified because of them; for Yehovah your God is He who goes with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.’” Deuteronomy 20:1-4

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow WEARY while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith. Galatians 6:7-10

Have you not known? ​​Have you not heard? ​​The everlasting God, Yehovah, ​​The Creator of the ends of the earth, ​​Neither FAINTS nor is WEARY. ​​His understanding is unsearchable. ​​He gives power to the weak, ​​And to those who have no might He increases strength. ​​Even the youths shall faint and be weary, ​​And the young men shall utterly fall, ​​But those who wait on Yehovah shall RENEW their strength; ​​They shall mount up with wings like eagles, ​​They shall run and NOT BE WEARY, ​​They shall walk and NOT FAINT. Isaiah 40:28-31

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain, pray for national repentance, and pray for our election.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

 





Do Not Lose Heart

24 07 2020

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Israel, and our nation, and indeed the whole world is under a great spiritual attack. With one crisis after another, many are tempted to lose heart. Where is the battle ground? What choice do we have? Are we to just roll over and submit to fear and discouragement? Of course not!

“Therefore I remind you to stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.” 2 Timothy 1:6-7

The attack is in our mind and emotions, our soul, our self-life. As long as we contemplate our navel, so to speak, we will succumb. It is time to lift up our eyes and our hearts to the spiritual victory ground. We will not win in the flesh or the soul because the battle is the Lord’s! Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus, Son of God is our only hope.

We have been sowing to our own selves, the soul man. It is time to sow to the Spirit! Your soul cannot handle the trials that are upon us. You must rise up in the dimension of the Holy Spirit to find courage and the ultimate victory. We will reap God’s reward if we do not lose heart. Consider this section of Scripture:

“Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap.For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life. And let us not grow weary while doing good, for in due season we shall reap if we do not lose heart. Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.” Galatians 6:7-10

The key is clear. Sow to the flesh, or sow to the Spirit. The choice is ours. Do you want corruption in your life or family or nation? Then sow to the flesh. But if you desire to reap everlasting life, walk by the Holy Spirit. Here are the words of Jesus:

“It is the Spirit who gives life; the flesh profits nothing. The words that I speak to you are spirit, and they are life.” John 6:63

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the United States.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





White Privilege or God Privilege?

2 06 2020

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There is much talk these days about white privilege. But allow me to explain something. The Bible is clear in declaring: Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah. God deals with us on two levels. He deals with nations, and he works with individuals. Jesus will judge between sheep and goat nations, but each of us will stand before Him on our own.

Historically many who accepted the Gospel happened to be white, since the message spread through Europe, which led to blessing and favor from God. In Africa, one of the most blessed nations happens to be Kenya. Are Kenyans white? They are blessed because 80% of Kenyans follow Jesus. Privilege is the favor of God, not the color of our skin.

The United States was largely founded by people who followed Jesus. Even though many have rejected Him in recent decades, America is still reaping the blessings and favor of God from our ancestors. This is not racial favor, it is Jesus favor. His blessings are for whosoever wills to serve Him.

The church is multi-racial with one culture, the Kingdom culture. When we emphasize ethnic culture to divide us, we learn hate and prejudice. We should embrace each other’s unique cultural values, but become one as Americans and as believers. That is where the blessing, and favor, and privilege comes from. Our fight is not against other humans, but we must resist the evil lies and plans of Satan. We are in a spiritual battle where the devil seeks to set us against one another. Resist him. Rise up and follow the living God of Israel and His Son, the Messiah Yeshua. Love your neighbor as yourself.

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. ​

Yehovah looks from heaven; ​​He sees all the sons of men. ​​From the place of His dwelling He looks on all the inhabitants of the earth; ​​He fashions their hearts individually; ​​He considers all their works. Psalm 33:8-15

He fashions their hearts individually. We each are given a choice of life and death. Choose life! Those of you who know me have heard me say the same thing when asked how I am doing. “I am blessed more than I deserve!” That is the absolute truth, even though I borrowed that saying from Dave Ramsey. We are saved by grace, we don’t earn  or deserve this wonderful salvation life. Pray for our nations and pray for every person to stand “under the spout where the glory comes out.” It is all from God. Hallelujah!

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 nation” Revelation 5:9

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation  in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.) and here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.





This is Jerusalem!

23 05 2020

Today I share a one minute video of video in honor of Jerusalem Day, which was celebrated this week. I also urge you to consider subscribing to Israel Today, the best Messianic site from Israel. I have met the editor, Aviel Schneider, an Israeli believer born in Israel. Israel Today was founded by his father. Please enjoy this link and consider a subscription.

The 2,000-Year Jewish Love AffairHas any people ever had such a deep connection to their capital as the Jewish people? It was in the year 70 CE that we lost her, but we never forgot her. Foreign armies pillaged, slaughtered and raped her, yet her name has remained on our lips three times a day in our prayers. With hope and faith of a day when she would come back to us, we could not give her up. Israel Today 

The restoration of Jerusalem is not happening by the will of man, but by the eternal purpose of God Himself. The nations will rage. Politicians will oppose Him, but Yehovah God of Israel will certainly keep His word to His beloved people, Israel.

This is what Yehovah says: “You have said, ‘This is a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.’ Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah’s other towns, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to Yehovah. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies, for Yehovah is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past,” says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:10-11 NLT

Pray for the restoration and peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Sea of Galilee Nearly Full

14 04 2020

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The last time the floodgates were opened was 1992. The lowest level, recorded in 2001, was 19 feet below what it is today! The Sea of Galilee (also called Kinnert) is only seven inches from full, and is gaining an inch a day. More rain is forecast for this week and the Spring runoff from Mt Hermon is continuing. It is likely water will be released into the Jordan River soon. Our prayers are answered. Praise the Lord! This is a Biblical sign of God’s blessing. It reminds us that even in the time of great testing from the virus pandemic and economic doomsayers, Yehovah God is accumulating His blessing to be poured out on those who wait for Him. Let the sea roar!

Please read and meditate on this great Scripture from the dedication of David’s Tabernacle when the Ark of the Covenant was placed in an open tent for all to gather for worship. Notice I intentionally use the accurate translation of God’s name rather than the generic “LORD,” which is wrongly used in English translations throughout the Old Testament. This passage is so much stronger using God’s real name!

Sing to YEHOVAH , all the earth; Proclaim the good news of His salvation from day to day. Declare His glory among the nations, His wonders among all peoples.​

For YEHOVAH is great and greatly to be praised; He is also to be feared above all gods. For all the gods of the peoples are idols, But YEHOVAH  made the heavens. Honor and majesty are before Him; strength and gladness are in His place.

Give to YEHOVAH , O families of the peoples, Give to YEHOVAH  glory and strength. Give to YEHOVAH  the glory due His name; Bring an offering, and come before Him. Oh, worship YEHOVAH  in the beauty of holiness!

Tremble before Him, all the earth. The world also is firmly established, It shall not be moved. Let the heavens rejoice, and let the earth be glad; And let them say among the nations, “YEHOVAH  reigns.”

Let the sea roar, and all its fullnessLet the field rejoice, and all that is in it. Then the trees of the woods shall rejoice before YEHOVAH For He is coming to judge the earth. Oh, give thanks to YEHOVAH , for He is good! For His mercy endures forever. And say, “Save us, O God of our salvation; Gather us together, and deliver us from the Gentiles, to give thanks to Your holy name, to triumph in Your praise.”

Blessed be YEHOVAH  God of Israel from everlasting to everlasting! And all the people said, “Amen!” and praised YEHOVAH.  1 Chronicles 16:23-36

Does that bring into focus what David was really doing? He had a personal relationship of intimacy with the God of Israel that he wanted to introduce to everyone in Israel. It was too bad God was again shut up in the inner confines of the temple of Solomon.

Thank Yehovah God for rain, and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the explanation  in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.) and here is a link to a great visual from my friend Keith Johnson.

 

 





Invisible Enemy or Test?

20 03 2020

Test 327301 2President Trump calls this virus pandemic the “invisible enemy.” But is it? Or, is it a test? The virus is indeed invisible, but is there a spiritual component?  The familiar message of Ephesians 6:10 NLT declares:

For we are not fighting against flesh-and-blood enemies, but against evil rulers and authorities of the unseen world, against mighty powers in this dark world, and against evil spirits in the heavenly places.

That text reminds us of spiritual warfare. Indeed, Satan is certainly out to kill us, and there are specific tactics for our response. If we are attacked by a demonic spirit, we bind and loose in Jesus’ name. Derek Prince used to say: “You can cast out a demon and you can crucify the flesh, but you can’t crucify a demon or cast out the flesh.” So, we first must diagnose the problem.

Is this virus an attack of the devil or is it a test of our flesh from God? Could it be both? How are you responding? If we are rebuking the devil and it doesn’t stop, maybe we should examine our own hearts. This quarantine is the perfect time for having our own little “listening meeting” with the Father. Recently I  heard the Lord emphasize Revelation 3:10:

“Because you have obeyed my command to persevere, I will protect you from the great time of testing that will come upon the whole world to test those who belong to this world.”

You may say “My God would never do that.” Well maybe you need to grasp how Yehovah works with His people through even bad circumstances. Here is a verse that may shake your world. It the one before that famous one that we are already hearing for this present virus crises.

At times I might shut up the heavens so that no rain falls, or command grasshoppers to devour your crops, or send plagues among you. Then if my people who are called by my name will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sins and restore their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14 NLT

According to this verse, God Himself may send terrible circumstances our way. It is not my place to argue whether or not God is doing it, but to focus on my response. It is not about accusing God of unrighteousness in the sending, it is about my wickedness that must stop. So how should we behave in quarantine? Is it time to seek our Heavenly Father? Humble ourselves, pray, seek His face and repent; then He will hear, forgive, and restore!

Hallelujah! He is faithful. Call on Him first. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

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

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All Christians Pray for Israel’s Return

7 11 2019

Aliyah 19Every time you pray the Lord’s Prayer you are praying for the regathering of the Jewish exiles from all the countries of the world. The first line implores our heavenly Father to “hallow” or “sanctify” His name. There is only one Bible passage that explains how this can be done.

It has long been understood from the Scriptures that Christian support for Jewish Aliyah (immigration to Israel) is expected, but in the opinion of esteemed theologian Dr Fred Wright, it is absolutely fundamental.

Dr Wright points out that there is only one portion of Scripture that explains how the Lord’s name may be sanctified, and it is found in a passage from Ezekiel chapter 36 (beginning at verse 16) that, in the Hebrew Bible, is headed Kidush ha Shem (The Sanctification of God’s Holy Name).

Jewish exile is a consequence of their rebellion against God whose holy name is constantly profaned while they remain in foreign lands, “for it was said of them, ‘These are the Lord’s people, and yet they had to leave his land’.” (v20)

So it is out of concern for his holy name, which they have profaned (a word used five times in this short passage) by their exile, that the Lord will bring them back (vv24-26). Israel Today 11-3-19

My book, Speak To the Dirt! explains in detail that Israel’s exile was judgement that contradicted God’s promise to the land and people of Israel. Only their return to the land will hallow or sanctify His name according to Ezekiel. The nations shall know His name at that time. Also remember that His name is not “LORD” but is Yehovah!

And I will sanctify My great name, which has been profaned among the nations, which you have profaned in their midst; and the nations shall know that I am Yehovah,” says the Lord Yehovah, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes. For I will take you from among the nations, gather you out of all countries, and bring you into your own land. Ezekiel 36:23-24

As Israel celebrates Aliyah Day, 2019 figures point to a peak year – According to official statistics, 28,629 olim arrived in Israel between January and October 2019. Only a decade ago, the number of olim for roughly the same period stood at 17,179. Israel Hayom

Personal note: We are back from New England after seven meetings and wonderful fellowship and hospitality. Thank you Jim & Donna Weeden and Henry & Sherry Snyder (& Ava) for your kindness and love. Thanks also to all who prayed for us. The Holy Spirit confirmed the message in every heart. In just three weeks Doreen and I (and Patrick Kennedy) will be in Kenya with Michael Masambu’s 3,000 future leaders of Kenya and also 200 pastors in separate meetings. Please continue to pray for us.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in this rainy season.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

Aliyah Day





Will the Nile River Run Dry?

24 10 2019

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Nile River over Luxor, Egypt 10-9-19

Does the Bible prophesy the Nile River will dry up? Among certain unfulfilled prophesies this one about the Nile is quite troubling. How could such a devastating thing even happen? Is it real? The prediction is found in the prophecy of Isaiah, chapter 19.

The waters of the Nile will fail to rise and flood the fields. The riverbed will be parched and dry. The canals of the Nile will dry up, and the streams of Egypt will stink with rotting reeds and rushes. All the greenery along the riverbank and all the crops along the river will dry up and blow away. Isaiah 19:5-7 NLT

Could this really happen? It is as real as today’s headlines.

Egypt’s options dry up as Nile dam talks break down Egypt has been holding talks for years with Ethiopia and Sudan, which have long complained about Cairo’s overwhelming share of the river. The Nile supplies more than 90% of Egypt’s fresh water, although Egyptians have one of the lowest per capita shares of water in the world. The latest breakdown in talks with Ethiopia over its construction of a massive upstream Nile dam has left Egypt with dwindling options as it seeks to protect the main source of fresh water for its large and growing population.

Talks collapsed earlier this month over the construction of the $5 billion Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, which is around 70% complete and promises to provide much-needed electricity to Ethiopia’s 100 million people. But Egypt, with a population of around the same size, fears that the process of filling the reservoir behind the dam could slice into its share of the river, with catastrophic consequences. Pro-government media have cast it as a national security threat that could warrant military action. Israel Hayom

We have been looking at Isaiah 19 for awhile now, and it is a severe judgment in verse 12: “what God plans, what Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is going to do to Egypt.” Yet, the chapter does not end there, but with great news. The resulting repentance of Egyptians causes them to cry out to the God of Israel!

In that day five of Egypt’s cities will follow Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies. They will even begin to speak Hebrew, the language of Canaan. One of these cities will be Heliopolis, the City of the Sun. In that day there will be an altar to Yehovah in the heart of Egypt, and there will be a monument to Yehovah at its border. It will be a sign and a witness that Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies is worshiped in the land of Egypt. When the people cry to Yehovah for help against those who oppress them, he will send them a savior who will rescue them.Yehovah will make himself known to the Egyptians. Yes, they will know Yehovah and will give their sacrifices and offerings to him. They will make a vow to Yehovah and will keep it.Yehovah will strike Egypt, and then he will bring healing. For the Egyptians will turn to Yehovah, and he will listen to their pleas and heal them. Isaiah 19:18-22 NLT

Wow! Can you believe it? What a wonderful salvation in the end. Finally, there will also be something similar happening in the area of ancient Assyria which is now Syria and the area where the Kurds now live.

In that day Egypt and Assyria will be connected by a highway. The Egyptians and Assyrians will move freely between their lands, and they will both worship God. And Israel will be their ally. The three will be together, and Israel will be a blessing to them. For Yehovah of Heaven’s Armies will say, “Blessed be Egypt, my people. Blessed be Assyria, the land I have made. Blessed be Israel, my special possession!” Isaiah 19:23-25 NLT

Wow again! Fasten your seat belts, the ride may get a little bumpy in the near future. This is a literal prophecy for our day, soon to be fulfilled. Watch and pray.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray and thank Him 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 a simple explanation, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, I explain it in my book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)





LORD or YEHOVAH?

6 10 2018

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YEHOVAH

One of the most profound prayers in the Bible for both Jews and Christians is the high priestly prayer, benediction, and blessing in Number 6. Today I want to share the simple but critical necessity of using God’s name in the prayer. Custom dictates using the generic LORD (in all caps), instead of His actual name, Yehovah, which is clear in the Hebrew text. But, does it matter? Yes indeed! The necessity of using His name is revealed in the last verse of Numbers 6, which is never quoted along with the prayer. Notice first, both the added intimacy and power of using the name of Yehovah. Secondly, notice the virtually unknown intent of Yehovah Himself for declaring the blessing and protection of placing His name over us.

And YEHOVAH spoke to Moses, saying: “Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, ‘This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:

​​​“YEHOVAH bless you and keep you; ​​YEHOVAH make His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you;

​​YEHOVAH lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” ’ ​

“So they shall put My name on the children of Israel, and I will bless them.” Numbers 6:22-27

Don’t you think it is time to invoke His real name over His people and receive His promised blessing?

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.)





God Will Bless the U.S. x3

8 08 2018

 

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  1. Cast your bread
  2. Yet 7,000
  3. Trump/Israel

Some things are so obvious, so simple, that most people can’t see it right in front of their eyes. Here are three foundational reasons that Yehovah God will bless America. Many naysayers see terrible judgement coming for the United States. They are wrong. We have been talking about sheep and goat nations and we are choosing the righteous path of a sheep nation. I know we are not righteous, but we are on the right path. Here’s why.

  • Cast your bread – God is faithful to reward the sending forth of the Gospel to the four corners of the earth from this nation. There has never been a country or a people who have sent “the bread of life” out to nations (the waters) as the U.S. has. It is impossible to calculate the money, the missionaries, the equipment, the medicine and doctors that have been cast on the waters. They have sown the love of Yehovah even at the cost of their lives.

Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. Ecclesiastes 11:1

  • Yet 7,000 – We underestimate the power of God in the remnant of believers who have stayed faithful to Yeshua even in the overwhelming evil darkness around us. Yehovah is never concerned about numbers, but faithfulness to Him. If you have one room filled with darkness and the next with just one candle, what happens when you open the door between the rooms? Does the darkness flood in and block out the candle? No, just the opposite, the light floods the room that was dark. It only takes one person of light to challenge the darkness. Yehovah will always use those who are true to Him, and He knows who they are.

“Yet I have reserved seven thousand in Israel, all whose knees have not bowed to Baal, and every mouth that has not kissed him.” 1 Kings 19:18

  • Trump/Israel – The third reason that God will bless the United States is for our standing with Israel. We have a strong leader as President who is determined to help support, defend, and bless the nation and the people and the holy land of Israel.

    “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.” Genesis 12:3

“Certainly Yehovah does not forsake his people; he does not abandon the nation that belongs to him. Psalm 94: 14-15 NET

“Yehovah loves justice, and does not forsake His saints; they are preserved forever, but the descendants of the wicked shall be cut off. The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell in it forever.” Psalm 37:28

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.)





Yehovah God: #1 Zionist

18 07 2018

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Let’s start with the heart. God loves Israel and we are in a new day prophetically regarding Israel as a nation. Later I will explain more about the Holocaust, but three years after that horrific event, God turned a page of history from judging Israel to blessing, favoring and restoring Israel. Understanding why He did this is to understand His love for Zion. Most people, even Christians, don’t have a clue about Zion. It has been obscured and maligned. Yet, Zion is a key to grasping God’s choice of Israel.

A hundred years ago, the word Zion was a positive word sung in many of our hymns, like: “We’re marching to Zion, beautiful, beautiful Zion; we’re marching upward to Zion, the beautiful city of God.” They named churches, schools, towns, and even a national park after Zion, but not so much anymore. The meaning of the word has been sullied and made into a curse word. Anti-Israel propaganda has changed the public perception of the word. No wonder, when it is now used like this: Dirty Zionist, Zionist pigs, Zionist apes, Zionist liars, Zionist occupiers, imperialist Zionists, and racist Zionists. Whew! With this avalanche of epithets, no wonder the average person is confused. Even within Israel there is confusion. In the 2015 election two liberal parties joined together with a new name: The Zionist Camp. The problem is that they were the party in favor of dividing the land and giving it to Palestinians.  A true Zionist knows the land cannot be divided. What a shame that they twisted the meaning of Zionist to gain votes. Fortunately, the Israeli people were not fooled and the real Zionists won in a landslide. We really need to know God’s definition.

Yehovah also will roar from Zion, and utter His voice from Jerusalem; ​​the heavens and earth will shake; ​​But Yehovah will be a shelter for His people, and the strength of the children of Israel. ​​“So you shall know that I am Yehovah your God, dwelling in Zion My holy mountain.” Joel 3:16-17a

Here are the topics of a few of the 150 verses about Zion in the Bible: King on Zion – God dwells in Zion – Captives return to Zion – Zion joy of whole earth – Born in Zion – Favor Zion – Rule from Zion – God rests in Zion – ​Salvation in Zion – Ransomed return to Zion – ​Ask way to Zion – Trumpet in Zion – Law and word from Zion – Zeal for Zion – Cornerstone in Zion. (Today’s blog is an excerpt from my book Blessing Israel.)

Therefore thus says the Lord Yehovah: “Behold, I lay in Zion a stone for a foundation, a tried stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; whoever believes will not act hastily. Isaiah 28:16

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)





Who is Fair?

22 06 2018

Fairness

Here is a little something to ponder as you unplug from work this weekend.

While raising our three daughters, the question of fairness came up occasionally. Children can be quick to conclude they are being treated unfairly, usually because they don’t get their way. But fairness is not so much a question of what, but of who.

When a parent defends his judgement “…because I say so!” it can fall short, because we are imperfect and can be wrong. However when God defines fairness, He is 100% right, since it issues out from His perfect character of righteousness and truth. If you have an argument with God, the solution is simple; admit that you are wrong and He is right. Turn from you wrong-doing and line up with His will. “Turn (repent) and Live!” is His advice.

“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:25-32

God has no pleasure in death. Many will die in sin, but it grieves the Father God. He has given us the choice to turn to Him or refuse. He does not force us to repent. That is on us. He provided the way out for us by sacrificing His Son, the Messiah Yeshua to die for us and thus satisfy Yehovah’s righteousness. Therefore turn and live!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 





Netanyahu to Iranian People

5 06 2018

This minute and a half video says it all. Israel’s quarrel with Iran has nothing to do with the people, only the radical religious leaders. The Ayatollah regularly calls for the complete genocide of Israel and the Jews.

Prime Minister Netanyahu touches the perfect tone in this amazing video. We need to pray for the liberation of the people of Iran so they can resume to historic good relationship with Israel.

Within the Iranian backed Gaza terrorists, the call is likewise the genocide of the Jews. Even today, the call is out for more violence against Israeli citizens to commemorate the defeat of the Arabs in the Six Day War. There seems to be no end to the “Days of Rage” for one date or another. In fact, they also have rage on no particular occasion at all, just to give vent to their demonic hatred of the Jews.

In only the last two weeks, over 180 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli citizens with the intent to murder. That is 180 attempted murders. Just because they failed does not absolve them of the crime.

How amazing that Yehovah God keeps watching over Israel and protecting them from the satanic intentions of the terrorists. Thank you, Jesus.

​“And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, ​​O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. ​​Do not fear, let your hands be strong.” For thus says Yehovah of hosts: “‘​Just as I determined to punish you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,” ​​Says Yehovah of hosts, “​And I would not relent, ​​so again in these days ​​I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. ​​Do not fear.” Zechariah 8:13-15

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain!

 

 





Lost in Translation…

17 03 2018

For some time now I have listened to the voice of Yehovah God regarding a bombshell controversy in the Bible translation business. Here is the issue in a nutshell. Three major translators today are substituting the name of the god of Islam for Yehovah in Bibles intended for Muslim countries in their own languages. Their rationale is to make it more acceptable to their readers. On the surface, it may sound like a good evangelistic plan.

However, if you trick people into reading the Bible by deceiving them about the nature of God, you confuse rather than convert. Many moderns think Islam is some great complex religion, impossible to grasp. Allow me to simplify. The god of Islam is not a father and does not have a son, according to all their holy books and writings. This is indisputable from their own sources. The God of the Bible is a father and has a son revealed in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

What does this conclude? The god of Islam is a different god. Period. Full stop. Selah.

Therefore, we do not “all worship the same god” no matter how many people, how high their place (including pastors and presidents) say otherwise. It really is that simple. You need go no further. You do not need 20 hours of comparative religion classes to “understand” Islam. You need to read your Bible. What part of: “You shall have no other gods before me” don’t you get? Exodus 20:3

The translation deception is only possible, because for millenia translators have refused to translate the name of God, Yehovah, conforming instead to Jewish rabbinic tradition. They substitute the generic LORD (in all caps) for His name. Yehovah is His personal name, mentioned 6,828 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Try reversing the substitution in your own reading. Say Yehovah every time it says LORD. You will open up an artesian well of revelation through Scripture.

Who has ascended into heaven, or descended? Who has gathered the wind in His fists? Who has bound the waters in a garment? Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4

I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Psalm 2:7

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:12

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17

 (Today’s commentary is a timely re-post from my blog from March 14, 2012 – See my book, Simple Islam, Kindle version now available.)

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.)





What God Did Not Do

15 06 2017

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John 3:16 is arguably the most famous verse in the New Testament. But why don’t we hear about the next verse? Both reveal God’s desire to save us (and the whole world) from our self-willed selves, from the devil, and from hell. His love is the amazing root of His grace, yet we overlook the profound statement in verse 17.

For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:17

If the doctor diagnoses you with terminal cancer, is he condemning you to death or is the cancer responsible? Likewise, when God offers His Son to die in our place, He is not condemning us to hell. The cancer of our own sin and rebellion condemn us. Jesus came to save us, to give us life. He is the Messiah, the Lamb of God, sent to bear our sin that we could live. He is not the cancer, He is the cure!

In my recent book, Blessing Israel, I made a similar declaration about Israel. Yehovah God did not choose Israel as a means of rejecting the rest of the world, but as His means of saving the Gentiles. From the beginning, His promise has been that those who bless Israel will be blessed. That salvation offer was first spoken in Genesis.

“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.” Genesis 12:3

All the families of the earth! But the nations rejected God and His promised Messiah, and therefore rejected Israel. They became jealous of God’s chosen ones and began a long history of trying to kill the chosen people. Yet, the very reason they were chosen was to bless the nations. How ironic that this was misunderstood and rejected.

Now in this last generation, Yehovah God is restoring Israel to favor and great blessing. Once again Gentile nations have a choice to embrace God’s blessing or reject Him again. It is the dividing of the sheep and goat nations.

All the nations will be gathered before Him, and He will separate them one from another, as a shepherd divides his sheep from the goats. Matthew 25:32

Yeshua is the Messiah of Israel and the Savior of the nations. One cannot accept Jesus and reject Israel or accept Israel and reject Yeshua. The merger has begun.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Glory Hallelu-YAH!

20 01 2017

la-et-ms-trump-inaugural-concert-pg-015President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated today. Glory Hallelu-YAH! I say that not to honor him but to honor Yehovah God. The six prayers spoken by five Christian leaders and one Jewish Rabbi, were the most ever at a Presidential Inauguration.

Fireworks on the eve of the swearing-in were accompanied by a powerful chorale singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Here is a LINK to the video in case you missed it. Here are two of the stanzas that moved me to tears:

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom
that transfigures you and me,
As He died to make men holy
let us live to make men free,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

The international (Hebrew) word of praise to the Almighty God, Hallelujah, contains the short form of God’s personal covenant name. Jah, or Yah, is short for Yehovah, which occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament (Tanach). Few know His name because it is nearly always mistranslated as LORD (all caps). It is my sincere belief that Yehovah is restoring His name to His people, both Christians and Jews. Even the Talmud says it will be use again in the Messianic Age. My latest book, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name, explains the full story and the scriptural basis for its restoration in these days.

I was also moved to tears by the prayer of Rabbi Hier highlighting the importance of Jerusalem.

The first orthodox Rabbi to give benediction at a US presidential inauguration cited a psalm highlighting Jerusalem at Friday’s ceremony.

Rabbi Marvin Hier —  the 77-year-old founder and dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center — said in his prayer for President Donald Trump: “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion…If I forget you O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill’ (Psalm 137).” Algemeiner.com

Pray for President Trump and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (Read more – Fake Peace)

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





Chief Rabbi: We have God

3 01 2017

chief-rabbi-sephardicLast week saw a United States double betrayal of Israel, with the UN abstention and the Kerry speech. Here is the response from the Israel’s Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef:

Israel Chief Rabbi: We Don’t Need America, We Have God   Israel’s Sephardic chief rabbi, Yitzhak Yosef, gave a divine response to the Obama Administration’s gross betrayal of the Jewish state last week. “Sometimes, we need to be reminded from above that we can count on no one but our Father who art in heaven,” Yosef told a gathering at the Western Wall. “Even America… forsook us last week at the UN.” 

There is a definite move toward God in Israel. Atheism is on the wane, many secular Israelis are turning back to the God of Israel, and some even to Yeshua as Messiah. Even the Orthodox leaders (as the Chief Rabbi above) are declaring God “our Father in heaven” is their foundation and refuge.

We rejoice together for our hope in God. Even here in America, despite the strongest efforts of the outgoing Administration, this nation is poised on the threshold of an historic third great awakening. As we move forward in prayer for 2017, we all should echo the call of the Rabbi to count on no man, but “our Father who art in heaven.”

Some trust in chariots, and some in horses; but we will remember the name of Yehovah our God. Psalm 20:7

Woe to those who go down to Egypt for help, and rely on horses, who trust in chariots because they are many, and in horsemen because they are very strong, but who do not look to the Holy One of Israel, nor seek Yehovah! Isaiah 31:1

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (Read more)

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





Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

21 12 2016

jerusalemoct172016The United States has Embassies in 167 countries, but in only one country is our embassy NOT in that country’s capital city. Israel is the only one that the United States refuses an embassy in their capital. Our embassy is in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem. Israel named Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, not to overlook that King David made it his capital over 3,000 years ago. All Jews have considered Jerusalem their capital for 3,000 years, whether they are in the land or scattered among the nations.

The US Congress passed a law in 1995 requiring our embassy be moved by 1999. However, a six month waiver included, allowed the President to waive the mandate. Each President has signed the waiver every six months for over sixteen years. But this year is different. President-Elect Trump insists that he will move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Most Israelis rejoice with the prospect. Yet, extreme leftists and most nations are in a panic about the move. David Friedman’s nomination as US Ambassador to Israel further confirms Trump’s intention to follow through.

I maintain that the near future will see Israel annexing Judea and Samaria (the entire West Bank). This is the only option for peace. The two-state plan is dead. Hamas is gaining influence over the Palestinian Authority and Israel simply will not allow Hamas to take over the area.

Prophecy is clear that Israel will win the Psalm 83 War as their enemies fight one another. It is the same as the Midianites in Gideon’s day yielding total victory for Israel. Prophecy is also clear about the status of Jerusalem, which is why it is so important for us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is what the sovereign God of Israel says:

This message concerning the fate of Israel came from Yehovah: “This message is from Yehovah, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves. Zechariah 12:2 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

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





Is the End Near?

14 12 2016

 

biblepic-dollywood-11-2016Miracle Message: This amazing picture is from Dollywood in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Terrible forest fires burned thousands of acres in the Southeast with over 14 deaths. At about the same time many major fires burned throughout Israel. In both cases, arson was a cause.

The miracle message is in the photo above. Just one page from the Bible was found near Dollywood burned around the edges, leaving these verses readable.

Joel 1:15
The day of the LORD is near, the day when destruction comes from the Almighty. How terrible that day will be!

Joel 1:19
To you, LORD, I call, for fire has devoured the pastures in the wilderness and flames have burned up all the trees of the field.

Joel 1:20
Even the beasts of the field pant for you because the water brooks are dried up,
and fire has devoured the pastures of the wilderness.

Joel 2:1
Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain: let all the inhabitants of the land tremble: for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand.

Here is the last verse again in the New Living Translation:

Sound the alarm in Jerusalem! Raise the battle cry on my holy mountain! Let everyone tremble in fear because the day of Yehovah is upon us. Joel 2:1

Jesus prophesied many signs would precede the coming of the Messiah. We are seeing such on almost a daily basis. The burned Bible page indicates that the day of God’s judgements are now here. The end is not yet, but is very close. We are fast approaching the end of days and the glorious kingdom of Messiah Jesus, Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus the Son of God.

Come quickly, Lord Jesus! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (Read more)

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

 





Israel…Is…Real

1 12 2016

dry-bones-trumpOnce upon a time we could assume that a Jew would naturally support the survival of the Jewish State. Once upon a time we suspected all Christians of being secret antisemites. Well, those days are gone forever! Here’s hoping that President Trump appoints a dedicated Zionist to the post of Ambassador to Israel, and that does not necessarily mean a Jew. (comments by Yaachov Kirschen, Israeli cartoonist who has drawn Dry Bones since 1973)

I have enjoyed the Dry Bones cartoons almost from the beginning. It is such a joy for me to see Mr Kirschen recognizing the major change in evangelical Christendom from replacement theology to openly Zionist. I have never met him, but consider him a true friend, due to the common bond of Zionism. He knows that all Christians are not Zionists, and that it is also true that not all Jews are Zionists. I applaud him for his honesty. Keep up the great work!

On a related point, consider the hypocrisy of one of Israel’s main political parties. They have changed their name from Labor to the Zionist Party; yet, they are anti-Zionist. They are in favor of dividing the land for a two-state solution. (By the way… been there – done that! The land dedicated by Britain for a Jewish state was already divided to create a Palestinian state. That is how we got Jordan. Now they want to divide the land again for another Palestinian state!) The “Zionist Party” is just the opposite. They are co-opting the term to confuse things.

My view is clear. The only solution that will bring peace is annexation of Judea and Samaria (West Bank). As I wrote in a recent blog, if you want your prayers answered, pray what Yehovah God has already said He is going to do.

“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

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Hashtag: “Israel is Burning”

25 11 2016

israel-wild-firesHashtag ‘Israel is burning’ — used primarily to rejoice in the flames — soars to third most popular worldwide: As  brush fires raged throughout central and northern Israel on Thursday, forcing tens of thousands of people to evacuate from their homes, an Arabic Twitter hashtag largely rejoicing in the flames soared to become the third most popular worldwide.

Black Friday Means Something Else This Year in Israel While the rest of the world is taking advantage of Black Friday sales, Israelis are trying to keep their country from turning black.

Some reports say that over 600 fires have been started in Israel, more than half by arson. Haifa, a city of 300,000 people, has seen 80,000 evacuated. Other nations have brought in fire fighting planes and equipment to help Israel. Yet, celebration is the response from the Arab world. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Arabic-language spokesperson, Ofir Gendelman, slammed the celebrations on Arabic social media as “despicable fanatic hatred.”  The Arabic hashtag “Israel is burning,” which was utilized primarily to express joy over the wildfires that threatened property and life across the Jewish state, was used in over 128,000 tweets as of Thursday afternoon. The most popular hashtag in Cairo was “the Zionist entity is burning.”

A Saudi imam with 16.1 million followers and a Kuwati preacher with 11.6 million followers were rejoicing and saying it was “Allah’s judgment on Israel for the ban on mosque loudspeakers” (see my last post).

What demonic demogogery! How does Israel deal with such unhinged hate? Demagogueryan appeal to people that plays on their emotions and prejudices rather than on their rational side.

Keep in mind that the demonic darkness of fanatical Islam considers Israel only the “little Satan,” the US is the “big Satan.” As we pray for Israel, remember that we, too, are targets.

Some Arabs Rejoice Over Israel Fires, Others Shelter Victims But worrying to many Israelis is that if indeed the fires represent a new form of Muslim terror, it may be difficult, if not impossible, to fully bring an end to the blazes without a tremendous amount of rainfall. And all predictions are that this will be a very dry winter.

Arab Social Media Hate Rages On: ‘Allah, Make Sure Petrol Falls On Israel Instead Of Rain’

We must pray for rain! For years, I have been appealing to believers to pray for rain in Israel based on God’s promise of restoration. Please pick up the burden to ask for rain. The enemy is now using the drought as a perverse indication that their god is greater than Yehovah. This is one of those prayers that Yehovah will answer, because we are praying according to His Promise.

Ask Yehovah for rain in the time of the latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

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





Act of War?

22 11 2016

plo-demoHere is an odd little story to spice up your holiday.

‘Muezzin Law is a declaration of war’ The Palestinian Authority is warning that Israel’s law to ban loudspeakers for the Muslim call to prayer (5 times daily) is an act of war.” Really? “The Palestinian Authority leadership blasted a proposed law to ban the use of loudspeakers to broadcast the Muslim call to prayer from mosques across Israel, warning that if passed the law would spark a new war.”

Turkey has also weighed in: Turkey: ‘Muezzin Law’ is an insult “Turkish Deputy Prime Minister says law prohibiting mosques from using loudspeakers is an insult to the history of Jerusalem.”

What is wrong with this picture? Well, for starters, many nations already have a loudspeaker ban in place. This includes Muslim nations such as Egypt, UAE, and Saudi Arabia.

Secondly, Jerusalem has been Israel’s capital for over 3,000 years. Islam has been around less than half that time.

If I forget you, O Jerusalem, Let my right hand forget its skill! If I do not remember you, Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth— If I do not exalt Jerusalem above my chief joy. Psalm 137:5-6

Thirdly, why the double standard? If other countries ban loudspeakers under decibel rules, why can’t Israel?

Other Countries Muffle Mosques, But Israel Cannot? (This a great article from Israel Today, my favorite Messianic site.) “Quite the controversy is raging over Israel’s proposed legislation aimed at muffling the five daily Muslim calls to prayer from local mosques. In recent decades, the call of the muezzin has been amplified by multiple loudspeakers, resulting in tremendous noise pollution starting at 4:30 AM every morning.”

Of course the issue is not the new law, it is an excuse for another accusation against Israel. Her enemies continue to demand the elimination of Israel.

UC Berkeley Offers Class in Erasing Jews From Israel, Destroying Jewish State This article reveals a new class at UC Berkeley that was stopped temporarily and then reinstated. The anti-Israel propaganda machine is world-wide, and especially strong on US campuses. We need to pray for our students that they will learn actual history, which will protect them from the lies of revisionist history.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem! I pray you will have a wonderfully blessed Thanksgiving.

Hear the word of Yehovah, O nations, and declare it in the isles afar off, and say, “He who scattered Israel will gather him, and keep him as a shepherd does his flock.” For Yehovah has redeemed Jacob, and ransomed him from the hand of one stronger than he. Therefore they shall come and sing in the height of Zion, streaming to the goodness of Yehovah — for wheat and new wine and oil, for the young of the flock and the herd; their souls shall be like a well-watered garden, and they shall sorrow no more at all. Jeremiah 31:10-12

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He Had a Dream

13 11 2016

dry-bones-mlk-trump

He has shown you, O man, what is good; and what does Yehovah require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8

Pray for President-elect Donald J. Trump.

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





I Voted

7 11 2016

I Voted With Stars Clipart

I prayed. 

I studied.

I prayed.

I listened.

I prayed.

I debated.

I prayed.

And then, I voted.

I rejoice that Yehovah God is sovereign, and that He is a good, good Father. But, I am not a fatalist. Christians have a responsibility. This is because God created us with the ability to respond. We are accountable to Him for our response.

Fatalism says God does everything and we do not affect the outcome. I beg to differ. My choices directly affect my future. I chose to believe that Jesus is the promised Messiah and God has counted it to me for righteousness. I have made myriads of bad choices and suffered the consequences. My vote is not the end of the world, but at the end of the world I want my choices to line up with God’s will.

Therefore, after due diligence, I voted. Please vote tomorrow if you have not yet voted. The result is certainly in God’s hands, but He expects us to do our part. We will all experience the consequences together.

Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, that he will also reap. Galatians 6:7

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Dates and Numbers from God?

20 10 2016

promised-landChristians are always trying to guess when Jesus is coming. Even Jews are trying to figure when the Messiah comes. Most agree that it is soon. But today I want to share a few historical dates that project profound events for 2017 and 5777, the Jewish year.

500 years ago Martin Luther started the Protestant Reformation in 1517. He was originally convinced that God was favoring and restoring the Jews. (Later, when they did not convert to Christianity, he was so disappointed that he became a serious anti-Semite, (but that is another story).

150 years ago the Jews of Austria and Hungary were emancipated signalling a change that would spread around the world.

100 years ago Great Britain set in motion the legal rebirth of the State of Israel with the Balfour Declaration of 1917.

50 years ago Israel regained sovereignty over the Old City of  Jerusalem during the Six Day War of 1967, for the first time since 70 AD.

What about 2017? So we have 1517, 1867, 1917, and 1967. What do you think about 2017? Is it reasonable to guess that Yehovah may be about to do something big for Israel? We just observed the start of 5777 in the Jewish calendar. Some say this is a year of Jubilee. I can’t confirm that, but each of the 50 year points we have mentioned  have surely made history.

The United Muslim Nations (sometimes called the UN) is threatening to declare a Palestinian state without Israel’s agreement. Will God allow it? I don’t think so. The nations have already divided the land in fulfillment of prophecy. Now is the time for Israel to annex Judea and Samaria (West Bank).

“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.” (signed, Yehovah!) Joel 2:1-2

I leave you with an eight minute video from Lance Wallnau from Israel. He talks with humor about the US election and the Jewish year 5777 with Hebrew meanings behind the numbers. Just follow this link and click on the arrow on the video.

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

 





UN Revisionism

14 10 2016

dry-bones-bds-revisionism

UNESCO backs resolution ignoring Jewish link to Temple Mount You can’t make this stuff up. Now the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has voted to make the Temple Mount in Jerusalem a Muslim holy site exclusively. The decision effectively denies 3,000 years of Jerusalem as the Jewish Capitol. It also claims that the Western Wall is Muslim. What foolishness. The tragedy is that much of the world will believe it. The anti-Semitic anti-Israel propaganda has reached new lows for blatant lies and revisionist history.

Prime Minister Netanyahu understandably reacted strongly. Netanyahu called the decision “absurd,” while President Reuven Rivlin called it an “embarrassment” for UNESCO… “To say that Israel has no link to the Temple Mount is like saying that China has no link to the Great Wall or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids,” Netanyahu said, adding that “with this absurd decision UNESCO has lost what little legitimacy it still had.” He also said UNESCO was ignorant regarding the Bible, and accused the body of taking part in a “Theater of the Absurd.” What’s next? A UNESCO decision denying the connection between peanut butter and jelly? Batman and Robin? Rock and roll?

Full text of new UNESCO resolution

Deputy Foreign Minister Hotovely: UNESCO decision an ‘affront’ to Jews and Christians

Israel suspends cooperation with UNESCO over Jerusalem vote. Bennett says all work with ‘history-denying’ global body will be halted, as resolution ignoring Jewish ties to holy sites ‘gives boost to terrorism’

Trump slams UNESCO decision. Trump, Netanyahu, lawmakers, slam UNESCO declaration that Israel has no historic ties to Temple Mount.

Those who fight against Yehovah will be shattered. He thunders against them from heaven;
Yehovah judges throughout the earth. He gives power to his king; he increases the strength of his anointed one. 1 Samuel 2:10 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (Read More)

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





Happy 5777 New Year!

4 10 2016

shofarJewish New Year 5777 began Sunday night with the sounding of the trumpets around the world. What will the coming year hold for this planet? With the Jewish year started and 2017 only three months away, storm clouds seems to be everywhere. From Hurricane Matthew, to the US break with Russia over Syria, to the economic crisis, to the major US presidential elections, foreboding signs abound.

But it is not all gloom and doom if you believe in Yehovah God and Jesus, His Messiah Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah. My preference to gloom and doom is doom and va-voom! Zionist Christians along with Jews are observing Trumpets, Yom Kippur and the Feast of Tabernacles. Prophetically, this is the time for repentance, reflection and hope. This is the very season that the Messiah comes, at the sounding of the trumpets (Yom Teruah).

So, don’t lose faith. Don’t look down, but look up. Our redemption is drawing near. Yes, there are clearly predicted prophetic events yet to unfold, but Jesus said He would never leave us or forsake us. God said He would tabernacle among us! Run to the Rock of Yehovah to find refuge!

The name of Yehovah is a strong tower; The righteous run to it and are safe. Psalm 18:10

Yehovah lives! Blessed be my Rock! Let the God of my salvation be exalted. Psalm 18:46

Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” So we may boldly say: “Yehovah is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?” Hebrews 10:5-6

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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.)





Policy or Personality?

28 09 2016

“If you want to make America great again, seek the One who made America great the first time.” (Pastor Ken Lawrence),

My brother is pastor of River of Life Church in Sandpoint, Idaho. His statement sums up the heart of Christians everywhere. Our future is bigger than the candidates in the election. Typical politics make it about personality when it is always really about policy. Folks who opposed the leftist policy agenda of President Obama were accused of racism. The same agenda now touted by Hillary draws accusations of sexism. My prayer is that America will wake up to the “wrong track” reality of that agenda.

Democrats will win and democracy will lose, if we are distracted from’ policy. I challenge every believer reading this to consider the stated goals of the party platforms. One is rooted in Biblical values and the other has moved far left. As a Christian Zionist, Israel policy is at the top of my list. On Israel, the Republican Platform is the most pro-Israel in history, while the Democratic Platform is the most anti-Israel in history. But that is only one issue. Consider this clear comparison from LIFE SITE News.      (Click here for enlarged PDF)

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YES! Pray, pray, pray, but VOTE! It is your Christian duty in the Land of the Free and Home of the Brave! Many have fought and died for our voting privilege. Don’t squander it.

The Holy Spirit gave me a verse in February that I first thought was “exposing” Trump. It speaks of pride, arrogance, evil and a perverse mouth. However, I now believe it exposed at a far more insidious evil revealed by the full-throated policy of the Democratic Party. If you are a believer, and you have seriously studied the above chart; can you really vote for their platform? Are you voting for the person or the policy?

The fear of Yehovah is to hate evil; Pride and arrogance and the evil way and the perverse mouth I hate. Counsel is mine, and sound wisdom; I am understanding, I have strength. By me kings reign, and rulers decree justice. By me princes rule, and nobles, all the judges of the earth. I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently will find me. Proverbs 8:13-17
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Loving Death More than Life

14 09 2016

israel_holocaustMiddle East terrorists boast that they will win because they love death more than life. What a perverse demonic bondage! Pray for their deliverance from the death cult. (Here is another excerpt from my newest book: The Hebrew God Who Has No Name).

Israel’s enemies have no regard for life. Their objective is to completely destroy Israel; they have no concern for their safety, nor the protection of their people. They pursue death. They boast about loving death more than life!

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; Deuteronomy 30:19

Yehovah even pleads that they choose life. Yet, they choose death. He gives them the liberty to choose. Yehovah’s longsuffering allows them space to repent. Such is the deep love of Yehovah; and such is the insanity of the enemies of Yehovah who choose death. Walk in the prophetic and choose life.

There are consequences to your choices. Yehovah has promised protection and salvation to those who love Him. Notice that Yehovah does not promise the protection and salvation to all He loves, but only to those who love Him. Some of His promises are conditional on our response. You demonstrate your love for Him by choosing life and keeping His commandments. His love never fails. He loves the worst sinner, and He grieves when they refuse to repent and end up in Hell. Yet, there is a reason for hope. Repent, (which means: “turn around”), Choose life.

Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:31-32

Wow! This reveals the truth of God’s character. He has no pleasure in death! Yehovah is the God of grace and mercy, the faithful God of love. What a contrast to the god of war and death that is breaking out of the Middle East and threatening the entire world.

Yet, we know that life will win over death, no matter the boasts of the deceived. Jesus is the resurrection and the Life. All who turn from their wickedness will find life abundantly.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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[1] Psalm 91:14





Yehovah vs. the god of Islam

2 09 2016

IMG_2438(From the Introduction to The Hebrew God Who Has No Name, just published.)

There is a prophetic context and timing to restoring God’s Name. We are living in the day of the rise of Islam. The name of the god of Islam is shouted every time a suicide bomber attacks innocent civilians. Although presidents and media pretend we all worship the same god, it is a lie from the pit of hell. The God of the Bible is a Father who gave His Son, Jesus, to die in our place, for our sins. The god of Islam is not a father, and demands that his followers give their sons to die for his evil cause. You will see a stark contrast between the God of Israel and the god of Islam when you start using Yehovah’s Name.

This distinction is obscured without understanding the personal names involved. This was seen in the political realm where the Obama administration for eight years refused to name the terrorist enemy as radical Islam. The resulting confusion effectively hamstrung our defensive and offensive efforts to defeat the Islamist threat. Names matter. If we should name our enemy, how much more should we know the Name of Yehovah God, our Creator and Protector?

Furthermore, why would God’s first commandment warn us about “other gods” if we all worship the same God?  Please seriously consider the importance of using the personal Name of Yehovah, the living God of the Bible.

My salvation testimony for many years was meeting Jesus as “my own personal savior”. Now, in recent years, I have also come to know Yehovah as “my personal Father” in a deeper, more intimate way. That is my desire for you as well.

Here is Yeshua (Jesus) in His own words declaring this intimacy with the Father for each of us. He also declares the link between the Father’s Name and His love in us.

“…that they all may be one, as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You; that they also may be one in Us, that the world may believe that You sent Me… And I have declared to them Your Name, and will declare it, that the love with which You loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:21, 26

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the restoration of Israel.

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The Hebrew God Who Has No Name

30 08 2016

Hebrew God cover photoMy brand new book has arrived! Please consider ordering it online by clicking on the picture. It is time that we learn to use God’s name, which is Yehovah. Here is a brief synopsis from the Introduction:

“My title comes from the classic movie, The Ten Commandments, starring Charlton Heston as Moses and Yul Brynner as Pharaoh. The Pharaoh, who worships many gods, mocks Moses as bringing “the Hebrew God who has no name.” However, the opposite is true. Moses was sent to declare the personal name of God, as clearly seen here in Exodus at the burning bush:

God also said to Moses, “Say this to the people of Israel, ‘Yehovah, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, has sent me to you.’ This is my name forever, and thus I am to be remembered throughout all generations.” Exodus 3:15: ESV

Who has established all the ends of the earth? What is His name, and what is His Son’s name, If you know? Proverbs 30:4 

The ultimate intent of Yehovah God is not to be the “Hebrew God who has no name”. However, in the current status quo, the Name of the Creator God of Scripture is missing. The good news? God intends to restore His Holy Name, especially in the context of the rise of Islam’s pagan deity. This book reveals and restores the Name of Yehovah God and gives the people who are called by His Name, His identity. The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob wants the world to know Him by His Name.

Today, our planet is as lost and enslaved as the Hebrews in Egypt; and we see Yehovah God again revealing, restoring and declaring His Name. Please follow along this journey of rediscovery as we find not only the truth of His name, but the purpose of using His name in the 21st Century.” The Hebrew God Who Has No Name

Here is the Table of Contents:

Introduction

  • The Problem of the Missing Name
  1. The Hidden “LORD” Code
  2. When God First Revealed His Name
  3. The Value of His Name
  4. How Did His Name Disappear?
  • The Perpetuation of the Missing Name
  1. 21st Century Ignorance
  2. Confusion of Names
  3. Vacuum Filled by the Imposter
  • The Prophetic Restoration of the Missing Name
  1. Time to Change the Status Quo
  2. Why Jesus Came – Time to Know the Father
  3. Finding Refuge in the Name of Yehovah

Action Points

Thank you for your prayers for this project, that it will be used to open the eyes of the people of Yehovah God, both Jews and Christians, to a new intimacy with Abba God our Father in Heaven, who indeed has a name used over 6,800 times in the Hebrew text of Scripture. It is mistranslated as LORD, but now is the time with the rise of Islam’s counterfeit god that we use the covenant Name once again, Yehovah!

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Revival of Ottoman Empire?

26 08 2016

Turkey Ottoman rising500 Year Anniversary! For several months (here and here), we watched the seismic changes in Turkey. Now a new line has been crossed. This Wednesday (8-24-16) Turkish tanks invaded Syria. This was 500 years to the day, of the Ottoman Turks’ conquest of the Middle East. This led to 400 years of Ottoman rule through the Caliphate based in Turkey.

Coincidence? No. While the West is asleep, the tweets are going all over in Arabic asking why Erdogan chose this date. In the Middle East, this is clearly seen as the neo-Ottoman invasion since the start of the Syrian civil war in 2011. Today Major Prophecy Was Fulfilled. The Date August 24th Is Prophetically Significant For Muslims Worldwide Sparking Islam’s Caliphate Empire And Is Why Turkey Today Sent A Massive Land Invasion To Syria. Walid Shoebat

Did Turkey Just Make a Move With Massive End-Times ImplicationsCharisma News

Turkey Sends More Tanks Into Syria Wall Street Journal

The end has begun. But, this too, shall pass…

The voice of one crying in the wilderness: “Prepare the way of Yehovah; Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low; the crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth; the glory of Yehovah shall be revealed, and all flesh shall see it together; for the mouth of Yehovah has spoken.” Isaiah 4-:3-5

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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The Turkey is Coming Home to Roost

19 08 2016

RecepTayyipErdoğan_(cropped)Ok, so maybe my title is a little too cute? But my topic is quite sober. The rise of Islamism in Turkey this summer and the feeble “coup” attempt has secured Erdogan as the Supreme Leader of the Muslim world.

Early Christendom Ban

Even though almost all original believers in Yeshua as Messiah were Jews, a deadly separation opened up between Jews and Christians. By the time Constantine was Emperor, the animosity against Jews was legalized by decree of the Empire.

Constantine was reportedly quite anti-Jewish. Edicts kept coming from Council after Council for hundreds of years starting around 325 AD. This major separation from Judaism coincided with Constantine simply declaring that the Empire was now Christian. His subjects went to bed one night as pagans and awoke the next morning as Christians! Yet not one of them was born again through repentance and the shed blood of Jesus. The mixture of unbelievers with true believers in Christendom persists until today and is the precursor to the great apostasy (“falling away”).

Eventually, Islam conquered Constantinople and changed the name to Istanbul. The Hagia Sophia Church had been the pride of Christendom for a thousand years from 537-1520 A.D. It was the largest cathedral in the world. The Muslim Ottoman Turks converted it to a mosque until 1931, when secularized Turkey made it into a museum. However, Erdogan has his eyes set on turning it back into a mosque, as part of his Islamization plan.

Islamism Rising in Turkey

The resurgence of Islamic radicalism is now clear in Turkey. The Jerusalem Post predicted this in 2010. It means that the revival of the Ottoman Empire and the restored Caliphate is just around the corner. It is my opinion that ISIS is a premature attempt to revive a Caliphate. If Erdogan were to somehow get credit for solving the ISIS problem, he would be a hero. He could become the real Caliph of most of Islam. Prophetic events are happening at an almost daily pace. Keep your eyes on Turkey. Ezekiel 38 features Turkey and cities in Turkey as the leader of the final great battle of Gog and Magog.

However, Yehovah, God of Israel will again fight for Israel and win.

“And it will come to pass at the same time, when Gog comes against the land of Israel,” says the Lord Yehovah, “that My fury will show in My face. For in My jealousy and in the fire of My wrath I have spoken: ‘Surely in that day there shall be a great earthquake in the land of Israel, so that the fish of the sea, the birds of the heavens, the beasts of the field, all creeping things that creep on the earth, and all men who are on the face of the earth shall shake at My presence. The mountains shall be thrown down, the steep places shall fall, and every wall shall fall to the ground.’ I will call for a sword against Gog throughout all My mountains,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Every man’s sword will be against his brother. And I will bring him to judgment with pestilence and bloodshed; I will rain down on him, on his troops, and on the many peoples who are with him, flooding rain, great hailstones, fire, and brimstone. Thus I will magnify Myself and sanctify Myself, and I will be known in the eyes of many nations. Then they shall know that I am Yehovah.” ’ Ezekiel 38:18-22

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

(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.)

 

 





The Democrat Bible

28 07 2016

Israeli_flag-burning_mEvery four years the Democratic Platform becomes more anti-Israel. Why is this? It is a natural result of leftist liberal ideology. It is very clear in liberal churches, which deny the literal authority of Scripture. Once you reject the authority of the Bible, you are on the slippery slope to apostasy. The Bible clearly speaks of Yehovah’s favor on Israel, not only in ancient times, but especially today in the miraculous restoration of modern Israel.

Yet, at this week’s Democratic Convention in Philadelphia we have seen Palestinian flags, and the burning of the Israeli flag outside the arena. Did you see this covered in the media? Probably not. Pay very close attention to both presidential candidates regarding Israel.

Liberal Jewish rabbis have also spoken at the convention, and at interfaith gatherings this week with Muslim imams. Here is an astonishing quote from Reform Rabbi Jonah Pesner, who manages to contradict Scripture 18o degrees, with a statement blaming the historic hatred of Israel from the Amalekites, not on their pagan evil death cult, but on Israel.

“The core teaching is that it wasn’t Amalek who was at fault, it was us, because we, the community allowed there to be stragglers to fall behind at the rear,” Pesner said.

Wow! Isn’t that liberalism in a nutshell? Just to refresh your memory, God judged Amalek to be so evil that they were to be utterly destroyed.

Then Yehovah said to Moses, “Write this for a memorial in the book and recount it in the hearing of Joshua, that I will utterly blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven.” And Moses built an altar and called its name, Yehovah-Is-My-Banner; for he said, “Because Yehovah has sworn: Yehovah will have war with Amalek from generation to generation.” Exodus 17:14-16

King Saul’s failure to destroy Amalek left the spirit of Amalek alive to torment Israel ever since. King Saul lost his throne because of the disobedience.

For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because you have rejected the word of Yehovah, He also has rejected you from being king. 1 Samuel 15:23

Therefore it is critical that we hear, listen and do the word of Yehovah. We need to follow the Holy Spirit now more than ever and we must recognize Jesus/Yeshua as the Son of God and Messiah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

(I have taken the liberty to change the word “LORD” to Yehovah. Every single time you see LORD or GOD in all capital letters in the Old Testament, the actual Hebrew word is Yehovah. This name occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text, yet remains untranslated in most Bibles. His name, obscured for 2,500 years, is now being revealed. It is TIME to restore the name of Yehovah! (for deeper study click here.)








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