When is a Martyr NOT a Martyr?

26 05 2016

MartyrFACT #1: A Palestinian terrorist stabbed and killed American tourist Taylor Force in Jaffa, near Tel Aviv, Israel on March 8. He also stabbed 11 others including the wife of the murdered American student from Vanderbilt University.

FACT #2: Israeli police shot and killed the terrorist murderer. They refused to return the body to the Palestinian Authority (Israel’s supposed “peace partner”) until the PA agreed to not treat the terrorist attacker as a “martyr.”

FACT #3: The Palestinian Authority did not honor the agreement. Masalha’s funeral was attended by hundreds of chanting mourners, and was given priority coverage by Palestinian Authority TV. During the televised event, the PA TV news anchor praised Masalha as a “martyr” no fewer than 11 times. Israel Today

FACT #4: Here is the Official Palestinian Authority TV video statement.

Official PA TV newsreader: “In Qalqilya, hundreds of citizens accompanied the body of Martyr Bashar Masalha [to his burial]…” 
Official PA TV reporter: “After delays by Israel in the transfer of his body, Martyr Bashar Masalha’s family, from the village of Hajja, east of Qalqilya, received their son in the evening… The Martyr Bashar returned from Qalqilya to his village Hajja in a procession… His family, friends, and people of the region took it upon themselves to ensure that this [burial] would be a large national wedding (i.e., to the 72 Virgins in Paradise) befitting of Martyrs… The Martyr was accompanied to his last resting place in the cemetery for Martyrs in Hajja…”

Funeral participant: “Despite the delays by the Israeli side transferring the Martyr’s body… the PA did everything it could and applied national and political pressure to the other side so they would transfer the Martyr’s body. Despite what they (i.e., the Israelis) did, the Palestinian will prevailed and we received the Martyr’s body…”

Official PA TV reporter: “Martyr Bashar Masalha, 22, ascended to Heaven in Jaffa on March 8 [2016] (i.e., he was shot after killing US tourist)… He returned and was embraced by the soil of his homeland as a Martyr.”
[Official PA TV News, May 21, 2016] See video here.

When will America wake up to the lying propaganda from the Palestinian Authority? We must continue to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. The true peace will only come when the Messiah Yeshua returns.

So the nations shall fear the name of Yehovah, and all the kings of the earth Your glory. For Yehovah shall build up Zion; He shall appear in His glory. He shall regard the prayer of the destitute, and shall not despise their prayer.
This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise Yehovah. Psalm 102: 15-18

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London Buses: Glory to Pagan god

10 05 2016

busAs I leave for an Idaho ministry trip, thought you might find this interesting. London has elected its first Muslim Mayor and critics are calling it Londonstan. Some areas of the city are over 50% Muslim.

Separate from this, but coincidental is a new ad campaign on London buses that say: Glory to A-lh, using the name of the god of Islam, as you can see in the above photo. It is happening faster than you think!

All this while the U.S. is arguing over who can use the ladies restrooms and showers. Maybe there should be a course in our schools about the rise and fall of Rome. We are on the same path. God bless Governor McCrory.

Yet, all is not lost. Jesus is still on the throne. Millions are still coming to the Messiah, including Muslims. Praise the Lord! Keep faithful to Yehovah God and His Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.

Please pray for me for this Idaho ministry, speaking 6 or 7 times. Greetings to my Idaho family!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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End of the Book – We Win!

7 04 2016

sunset-boone_980x551“At the end of the day…” is an overused expression designed to close an argument. However, there is a much greater expression for believers: “I have read the end of the Book, and we win!” But, if someone asked you to show them the verses that settle the eternity question, what would you quote? The truth is that there are many verses that speak of our final victory from Genesis to Revelation. I offer this one from the Book of Daniel as a little change of pace encouragement for your day today. I have taken out the parts about the anti-Christ to emphasize the great and glorious news that follows the ultimate defeat of the enemy.

I watched till thrones were put in place, and the Ancient of Days was seated; ​​His garment was white as snow, and the hair of His head was like pure wool. ​​His throne was a fiery flame, ​​Its wheels a burning fire; ​​A fiery stream issued and came forth from before Him. ​​A thousand thousands ministered to Him; ten thousand times ten thousand stood before Him. ​​The court was seated, and the books were opened. (v-9-10)

​​I was watching in the night visions, and behold, One like the Son of Man, coming with the clouds of heaven! ​​He came to the Ancient of Days, and they brought Him near before Him. ​​Then to Him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve Him. ​​His dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and His kingdom the one which shall not be destroyed. (v-13-14

I was watching; and the same horn was making war against the saints, and prevailing against them, until the Ancient of Days came, and a judgment was made in favor of the saints of the Most High, and the time came for the saints to possess the kingdom. (v-21-22)

​​But the court shall be seated, and they shall take away his dominion, to consume and destroy it forever.  ​​Then the kingdom and dominion, and the greatness of the kingdoms under the whole heaven, shall be given to the people, the saints of the Most High. ​​His kingdom is an everlasting kingdom, and all dominions shall serve and obey Him. (v-26-27) Daniel 7

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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Fabric Found from King David Era

27 02 2016

Fabric of Davidic eraOnce in a while, archaeologists find something that both confirms the Bible and is simply fascinating in its own right. Such a find is the priceless collection of fabrics from King Solomon’s mines. Here is an excerpt from the Tel Aviv University team:

This is the first time textiles from that period have been discovered, and they are expected to provide information on the clothes and fashion that were used by ancient Israelites, as well as the neighboring Edomites…. “No textiles have ever been found at excavation sites like Jerusalem, Megiddo and Hazor, so this provides a unique window into an entire aspect of life from which we’ve never had physical evidence before,” Dr. Ben-Yosef said.

TAU masters student Vanessa Workman elaborated: “We found linen, which was not produced locally. It was most likely from the Jordan Valley or Northern Israel. The majority of the fabrics were made of sheep’s wool, a cloth that is seldom found in this ancient period. This tells us how developed and sophisticated both their textile craft and trade networks must have been.”

In addition to the fabric, archaeologists discovered well-preserved seeds, leather and other rare artifacts. “This is the first time seeds from this period have been found uncharred and in such large quantities,” said Dr. Ben-Yosef. “With the advancement of modern science, we now enjoy research options that were unthinkable a few decades ago. We can reconstruct wine typical of King David’s era, for example, and understand the cultivation and domestication processes that have been preserved in the DNA of the seed.” Israel National News

Yehovah, God of Israel is revealing His glory in Israel. I don’t need archaeology to confirm the Bible truth, but it is certainly exciting to see God’s favor and restoration in the Land! He has turned the page from judgement to restoration for Israel. It is the dawn of the new day in prophetic history.

All nations will come to your light; mighty kings will come to see your radiance. Isaiah 60:3

One translation ends the verse: and kings to the brightness of your dawn. NIV

But to you who fear My name the Sun of Righteousness shall arise with healing in His wings; and you shall go out
and grow fat like stall-fed calves. Malachi 4:2

Jesus the Messiah (Yeshua haMashiach) is both the sun and the Son of righteousness. Come soon, Messiah of Israel.

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The god who is Not a Father

18 12 2015

Wheaton professorA tenured professorship at a Bible college, and a Doctorate, do not guarantee protection from ignorance. The sad story of the Wheaton College professor confirms my point. She declared on Facebook that Christians and Muslims all worship the same god. She even quoted the Pope as her authority. I am glad for this controversy because it raise the discussion to the top priority: Who is God and what is His nature?

It started when Dr. Larycia Hawkins, a political science professor at Wheaton College, chose to wear a hijab (headscarf) in solidarity with Muslims whom she perceived to be misunderstood. It not about the hijab, it is a free country. Anyone can wear it. However, it one thing to wear it by choice as she and many Muslim women do. But in many other parts of Islam, it is not a choice but a command. Women and girls are killed for failing to wear it. This has even happened in Texas.

The answer to the ignorance is so simple, it mystifies me, that people cannot see it. The Bible, both Old and New Testaments emphatically teach that Yehovah God is a Father. Look at Psalm 2, “kiss the Son,” and Proverbs 30:4, “What is His name and His Son’s name if you know?” Of course the Gospels are based on God loving the whole world so much that He sent His Son to die for us. John 3:16

The Quran, however, adamantly defines Islam’s god as not a father. It is a blasphemous concept in the Quran. I have detailed this point in my book, Simple Islam, including quotes from the Quran.

4. And the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) differed not until after there came to them clear evidence. (i.e. Prophet Muhammad and whatever was revealed to him). 5. And they were commanded not, but that they should worship Al-h, and worship none but Him Alone (abstaining from ascribing partners to Him), and perform As-Salat (Iqamat-as-Salat) and give Zakat: and that is the right religion. 6. Verily, those who disbelieve (in the religion of Islam, the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad from among the people of the Scripture (Jews and Christians) and Al-Mushrikun will abide in the Fire of Hell. They are the worst of creatures. (Quran Sura 98:4-6 click on 98)

Folks always like to get into the weeds and confuse the issue with complex religious arguments. But it is not complicated. If the God of the Bible is a Father, He is not the god described in the Quran. If you define your faith by anything other than the Bible, then you pick and choose anything you want to believe. The Quran and the Bible are irreconcilable. They are as different as night and day or, more precisely as different as the Moon god and the Creator God Yehovah.

To be clear, God loves Muslims and all people. He has called all to receive the promised Messiah, Yeshua. There is only one way to the Father:

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through Me. If you had known Me, you would have known My Father also; and from now on you know Him and have seen Him.” Philip said to Him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is sufficient for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and yet you have not known Me, Philip? He who has seen Me has seen the Father; so how can you say, ‘Show us the Father’? 10 Do you not believe that I am in the Father, and the Father in Me? The words that I speak to you I do not speak on My own authority;but the Father who dwells in Me does the works. Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me, or else believe Me for the sake of the works themselves.” John 14:6-11

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Not My Will!

27 07 2015
Potter Crafting Pot on Potter's Wheel

Potter Crafting Pot on Potter’s Wheel

This year I have had a major word on my heart. It is time for believers to stop chasing our own will and fall in love with God’s will. Pagans commit suicide following their false gods. It is time for true believers lay our lives down for the living God Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the God of Israel and His Son Yeshua, Jesus, is the Messiah Savior!

We are not asked to commit physical suicide in some twisted appeasement to a bloodthirsty imaginary god. But we are asked to “die to self”; stop doing our own will, and follow Jesus. Recently, after sharing this word in several other states, I had the honor of sharing it with New Path Church in Raleigh, NC. Today I offer the link for your consideration. Please watch and listen and renew your own decision to serve Yehovah. The message is entitled: The Hinge of History

http://newpathchurch.com/the-hinge-of-history-pastor-les-lawrence/

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39

But now, O Yehovah, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

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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.)





Iran Means Aryan

10 03 2015

Iranian-NAZi

Following Netanyahu’s speech to Congress, we are only a couple of weeks away from a decision on the negotiations about Iran’s nuclear ambitions. It is fitting to consider a deeper view of Iran/Persia’s roots.

When did Persia become Iran? The Bible refers to the second great world empire, after Babylon, as the Persian Empire. The Western countries who followed the Bible still used Persia until Hitler’s rise to power in the 1930’s. “That Western tradition continued into the last century until the reign of Iranian king, Reza Shah, founder of the Pahlavi dynasty. In 1935 CE, Reza Shah asked those countries with whom Iran had diplomatic relations, to stop using the name Persia and to formally refer to his country as Iran.” Heritage Institute

“Germany was our age-old and natural ally, Love of Germany was synonymous with love for Iran. The sound of German officers’ footsteps was heard on the shores of the Nile. Swastika flags were flying from the outskirts of Moscow to the peaks of the Caucasus Mts. Iranian patriots eagerly awaited the arrival of their old allies. My friend and I would spin tales about the grandeur of the superior race. We considered Germany the chosen representative of this race in Europe and Iran its representative in Asia. The right to life and role was ours. Others had no choice but submission and slavery. We discarded the old maps and remade Iran into a country larger than what it was in Achaemenian times.” Reza Shah

In 1933, the year Hitler came to power,  the Third Reich began to publish a racist magazine titled lran-e Bastan (The Ancient Iran). The journal was financed by Siemens-Schukken and pro-Nazi Iranian intellectuals. It referred to Hitler as “one of the greatest men in the world.” It depicted him as the man who ended the alleged 200 year old plot by Jews against the nationalities of the world, especially the Aryans. The journal also claimed that the swastika was a symbol of Iranians from 2000 years before Christ and they rejoiced over its use as a symbol of German pride and of unity between the Iranian and German peoples. Iran’s Unholy Alliance

Our prayers are based on Biblical and historic understanding. Generic prayers are too generalized. We need to be specific. Iran/Persia today is an avowed enemy of Israel and the West. Prophetically, we know that this will continue until the great war of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 & 39.

“Persia, Ethiopia, and Libya are with them, all of them with shield and helmet;” Ezekiel 38:5

As I have explained before, the next war is the Psalm 83 War which lists the specific countries attacking Israel (using their ancient names). But Ezekiel 38 & 39 has a totally different list of countries which confirms it is a separate and distinct war. Also, the passage clearly states that Israel is living in peace at that time with un-walled villages. This is certainly not true now.

So, we will line up our theology and prayers with Scripture. Yehovah God is in control. We do not fear, but stand with His purpose for Israel and all those who put their trust in Him and His beloved Son, Jesus. His Hebrew name is Meshiach Yeshua ben Yehovah, Messiah Jesus, Son of God!

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