Messiah Died

7 04 2012

Sandpoint Sunrise by Ross Hall

(The following is an excerpt from my newest book, Generation LIFE Chapter 1 – Jesus is Alive, being published this summer.)


Do you believe in Him, I mean, do you really believe Him? Do you follow Him? Do you have a deep desire in your innermost being to be like Him? I want to know all I can know about Jesus. Getting to know Him personally is really possible. Do you know Him?

Do you believe He really died? Or do you think He just sort of passed out and then woke up a little later? If Jesus didn’t die, we are still in our sin. Guilty! I want to talk about His resurrection LIFE, but first we need to get this. Jesus really died. He was dead. He was so dead that He Himself could not come back to life. We need to understand this. It was not a charade. When He gave up His last breath, He was utterly dependent on the faithful true Promise of His Father to live again. That is why this chapter is named: Jesus is Alive. Of course He was eternally alive and existed with the Father before Creation, and He is alive now. But between, for three days, He was dead.

You may think it strange to begin a book about life with a dead Jesus. But, if you don’t know that He died and why He died, you are missing the best part. Yes, it is the resurrection, but it is meaningless if He did not die. Jesus died, and on the third day, rose again. Hallelujah! I really want to talk about His life. But we must understand His death to appreciate the all-encompassing glory of the Gospel of the Kingdom of God. Jesus did not then, nor does He now possess some super power called “resurrection power”. If it were up to Him, He would still be dead. As we will soon see, Jesus is LIFE, He is resurrection LIFE. It is His own personal experience of redemption from death. Here is a verse to confirm how He was raised back to life.

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you Romans 8:11.

So Jesus was dead and was resurrected by the Holy Spirit of God. We know that Jesus lived by the Spirit and was raised by the Spirit. Therefore, through His ultimate trust in Yehovah, the Father, He qualified to die for all who believe in His finished work. I honestly believe in Him, do you?

He is no longer in the grave, He arose from the dead. Jesus is alive!

Therefore I will divide Him a portion with the great, And He shall divide the spoil with the strong, Because He poured out His soul unto death, And He was numbered with the transgressors, And He bore the sin of many, And made intercession for the transgressors. Isaiah 53:12

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Positive End to 2011

26 12 2011

Another example of why Yaakov Kirschen, an Israeli, is my favorite cartoonist.

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Short Memory

29 03 2011

Then a new king came to the throne of Egypt who knew nothing about Joseph or what he had done. (Exodus 1:8 NLT). (More photos)

The problem of short memory affects geo-politics. Joseph had risen to number two in Egypt because of the favor and promotion of God. Not only was provision made for his Hebrew family, but all of Egypt prospered under his God-given wisdom and revelation. But a new king came to power who did not know Joseph or what he had done for the country. How could he not know? …short memory!

A few weeks ago an Israeli family in the town of Itamar was brutally murdered in their beds. The news covered it briefly and then went on to other news. Even though their were tens of thousands of people at the funeral, the liberal Israeli paper Haaretz, did not even mention the funeral on the front page. How many reports anywhere mentioned that less than a decade before another mother and three children were also murdered by Palestinian terrorists in Itamar?short memory.

Here is another example: How many intifada’s have occurred? The Palestinians are now threatening a “third intifada”. Yet, the collective memory of the world is so short. After the Balfour Declaration of 1917 provided a homeland for the Jews, there were two intifadas. One was in the 20’s and another in the 30’s. That means we are now up to number five if there is a new one. …short memory.

Did President Obama Know Joseph?

It is likely if not certain that the new leadership in Egypt will be worse than Murbarak. Dominated by the Muslim Brotherhood, the new leaders in Egypt are destined to break the treaty with Israel and forget all the benefits of that peace. That is one issue. However, there is another application closer to home.

President Obama may fit the definition of “a king who knew not Joseph” as the leader of America. His background is far more Muslim than anyone admits. Both his father and step father were Muslims and he was taught in a Muslim school in his most formative years in Indonesia. His youth in Hawaii was a much more “multi-cultural”  experience (see note below) than most Americans. Add to that his early and later associations with Marxists and Black Liberation Theology. So what is my point? How can we expect President Obama to carry the treasured heritage in his memory that most Americans carry? He does not know it for himself. Then, throw in the questions about his birth certificate and his locked up college records. What President have we ever had with such secrecy? …short memory.

Note on multiculturalism: I am using this term not in the sense of peaceful race relations, but as a seductive way for pagan gods to gain entrance to God’s people. Heaven is not multicultural, it is a Kingdom undivided totally loving and worshiping the one true God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob through His only begotten Son, Jesus: Yeshua ben Yehovah.

God’s Viewpoint on Multiculturalism

The idols of Babylon, Bel and Nebo, are being hauled away on ox carts. But look! The beasts are staggering under the weight! Both the idols and the ones carrying them are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods. They go off into captivity together. “Listen to me, all you who are left in Israel. I created you and have cared for you since before you were born. I will be your God throughout your lifetime until your hair is white with age. I made you, and I will care for you. I will carry you along and save you. “To whom will you compare me? Who is my equal? Some people pour out their silver and gold and hire a craftsman to make a god from it. Then they bow down and worship it! They carry it around on their shoulders, and when they set it down, it stays there. It cannot even move! And when someone prays to it, there is no answer. It has no power to get anyone out of trouble. “Do not forget this, you guilty ones. And do not forget the things I have done throughout history. For I am God I alone! I am God, and there is no one else like me. Only I can tell you what is going to happen even before it happens. Everything I plan will come to pass, for I do whatever I wish. I will call a swift bird of prey from the east a leader from a distant land who will come and do my bidding. I have said I would do it, and I will. Listen to me, you stubborn, evil people! For I am ready to set things right, not in the distant future, but right now! I am ready to save Jerusalem and give my glory to Israel. (Isaiah 46 NLT).

(My thoughts were triggered when a good friend shared the Exodus verse with me over the weekend in Clearwater.)

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Pope Bans Yahweh

1 03 2011


Topic #1  Are You Kidding Me?

The pagan god of Islam is splashing his name everywhere and the Pope bans the real God’s name? That is sooo Third Century. The Roman church continued the tradition of the Pharisees to ban the vocalization of the personal name of God: Yehovah. In August of 2008, the Vatican officially banned the name again: As an expression of the infinite greatness and majesty of God, it was held to be unpronounceable and hence was replaced during the reading of sacred Scripture by means of the use of an alternate name: “Adonai,” which means “Lord,” the Vatican letter said. Similarly, Greek translations of the Bible used the word “Kyrios” and Latin scholars translated it to “Dominus”; both also mean Lord. (recent Vatican position against Israel here).

I am on a mission to restore usage of the name Yehovah (or Jehovah or Yahweh, I’m not picky). Every suicide bomber shouts the same thing before exploding. The gullible and naïve media mistranslate it as “god is great” when he (or she) actually says the personal name of Islam’s god is “the greatest”. Isn’t it about time we wake up and exalt the Name of our God Yehovah and His only begotten Son’s name Yeshua?

Topic #2  Egypt Explodes—Israel Receives Rain

As the Middle East dominoes fall, rain is falling in Israel in spite of dire predictions. One fresh report says: Israel has “been blessed by the plentiful rains that continue to fall, even as the first wildflowers are appearing and birds are singing again.”

Surprisingly, at least for now, Israel seems like a little island of tranquility in the midst of the Middle Eastern storm of Islamic violence, hatred and death, as Muslim brothers slaughter each other.  I will overthrow the throne of kingdoms…every one by the sword of his brother (Haggai 2:21).

As dictators fall, the God of Israel is in control. Blessed be the name of God forever and ever, for wisdom and might are His. And He changes the times and the seasons; He removes kings and raises up kings; He gives wisdom to the wise and knowledge to those who have understanding (Daniel 2:20-21).

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And Jehovah descended in the cloud, and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of Jehovah. And Jehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Jehovah, Jehovah, a God merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abundant in lovingkindness and truth (Exodus 34:5-6).

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).

Wise Men Still Seek Him

15 12 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 24 December 15, 2010

Topic #1  Jesus Is My Reason for the Season

Christmas once again dominates the conversation. The convergence of agendas creates extra pressure. Congress is down to the wire again this year passing tax relief and cramming another 20,000 hidden earmarks in the omnibus CR (Continuing Resolution) just to fund the government. Atheists are attacking belief in God on billboards. Merchants are clamoring and almost begging as they vie for our dollars. Shoppers are frenzied with last minute pressure to avoid offending by their gifts or lack thereof. Whew!

And oh, by the way, the Creator of the Universe was born into our humanity for the express purpose of bringing fallen man back into loving relationship with our heavenly Father. Jesus is buried under the avalanche of commercialism, government chaos, and personal gratification. Yet, miraculously, the name of Jesus is heard everywhere. Once a year Jesus’ name is in the news (even though scholars believe His actual birth was probably in late September). The Messiah is news even at Macy’s. (Yes, you will really be blessed to click on this link.) I pray you recognize the choices before you, choose wisely and be blessed. As for me and my house, we will serve Jesus (Yahweh Yeshua: God is salvation).

Topic #2 Fire Rain and SNOW!

During Israel’s worst fire, we prayed for rain to end the drought. Last week brought enough rain to replace the deficit of the previous two months. Last weekend four feet of snow fell in the Golan foothills and twelve feet on Mt. Hermon. Thanks to God for His mercy. Pray Israel will recognize and turn to Him.

Topic # 3 Motor Home Project Update

We are very close to the 5K level and then 3K more to reach our first goal of 8K to take possession. (The remainder of the total 12K price would be at 500 a month for 8 months interest free.) Please pray and ask the Lord if you can give a year end donation to help us get over the top. Thank you for your prayers for Elisha Vision and for Doreen and me personally.

He took Him up in his arms and blessed God and said: “Lord, now You are letting Your servant depart in peace, According to Your word; For my eyes have seen Your salvation Which You have prepared before the face of all peoples, A light to bring revelation to the Gentiles, And the glory of Your people Israel. “And Joseph and His mother marveled at those things which were spoken of Him. Then Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is destined for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign which will be spoken against (yes, a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.” Luke 2:28-33

Miracle Rain

6 12 2010

Due to the most severe forest fire in Israel’s modern history, many believers all over the world have been praying for rain. Sunday night as they were finally beginning to gain control of the fire, a wonderful heavy rain fell on northern Israel. Thank you very much, Jesus Son of God, or in Hebrew: Todah rabah, Yeshua ben Yahweh! Ask Yahweh for rain In the time of the latter rain. Yahweh will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone. Zechariah 10:1 Click this link for the full story in Israel Today Magazine.

The rain came last night to Mt. Carmel exactly at the time we were praying for rain in our Issachar Forum Prophetic Think Tank in Wake Forest, NC. We had been talking about Elijah and the prophets of Baal on Mt. Carmel from 1 Kings 18:21 and Elijah’s famous challenge: If Yahweh is God, follow Him: but if Baal, follow him.

In Elijah’s day it was the end of a three year drought. We pray that this fire and the rain that followed will end the current seven year Israeli drought.

Feast of Tabernacles

15 09 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 18 September 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Yahweh’s Feast for the Nations

The final feast of Yahweh in Leviticus 23 is later specifically commanded for all nations in Zechariah 14:16: And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall go up from year to year to worship the King, Yahweh of hosts, and to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.

This prophecy is fulfilled following the supernatural defeat of all the nations who come against Israel in the last days. The nations who are left are even warned (in verse 19) that they will experience drought if they fail to come up every year to the feast.

Thousands of Christians are gathering in Jerusalem this month for the glorious celebration of this great harvest feast. Yet most of Christendom is oblivious, that it points us to the Second Coming of the Messiah Yeshua when the eternal Creator God will “tabernacle” or make His dwelling with us! And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God. Revelation 21:3. The greatest fulfillment of the Feast of Tabernacles is yet to come!

Topic #2  Holiness To the LORD!

Two amazing revelations are found in the end of Zechariah 14. Every pot in Jerusalem and Judah is considered holy to God. People will use them for sacrifice and for cooking.

First, I see the priesthood of all believers. All bring their own offerings before Yahweh.

Secondly, there are no clean and unclean vessels. All are clean before the Lord! It is similar to my concept of Sabbaths, where I believe every day becomes a Sabbath rest with Jesus our Savior, Shepherd, King, Husband and Friend.

In that day HOLINESS TO YAHWEH shall be engraved on the bells of the horses. The pots in Yahweh’s house shall be like the bowls before the altar. Yes, every pot in Jerusalem and Judah shall be holiness to Yahweh of hosts. Everyone who sacrifices shall come and take them and cook in them. In that day there shall no longer be a Canaanite in the house of Yahweh of hosts. Zechariah 14:20-21

Can You See Forever?

13 08 2010

What is your worldview? Secular humanist? Biblical? How about Prophetic?

Where do you live? Is eternity in view in your daily life? To borrow a phrase, “I can see eternity from my house.” I have a prophetic worldview, which is to see eternity in current events.

“Only one life ‘twill soon be past,

Only what’s done for Christ will last!”


Pastor Earl Waterman, a beloved mentor, said to me over 40 years ago, “If you can possibly take the Bible literally, do so.” I do! The Bible is a window into the actual future world.

I reached a milestone of 65 years old this year. Key mentors to me were my Dad, Weldon Lawrence, and also Derek Prince, Earl Waterman, and Arthur Burt, who all lived to the ages of 90-100. Brother Arthur is still ministering at 98. So, on that scale, I am looking at one third of my life ahead.

However, my literal prophetic view suggests that Jesus will come back sooner than that timetable. That is why I wrote Generation LAST, which is Biblical evidence for the imminent end of this age, and the glorious appearing of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Jesus, Son of God!

Come now, you who say, “Today or tomorrow we will go to such and such a city, spend a year there, buy and sell, and make a profit”; whereas you do not know what will happen tomorrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapor that appears for a little time and then vanishes away. Instead you ought to say, “If the Lord wills, we shall live and do this or that.” James 4:13-15

What does this mean for our daily lives? Facing the sober reality of human mortality is totally changed for the believer. Look how dismal this existence must be for a secularist. No hope. No future. No purpose. They see fear, death, disease, poverty, injustice and hopelessness. Believers have a future and a hope. We have a transcendent eternal purpose! God has work for us to do for Him. “I must be about my Father’s business.” My view has changed. This really is the last generation. There is much to accomplish, much to proclaim. There are many to warn of “the wrath to come”. It is serious, but it is also exciting. What a day to be alive! What a day to serve our God!

“This is the day the LORD has made.

Let us rejoice and be glad in it.”

Psalm 118:24


1 07 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 13 July 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Quite The Contrast

The Christian classic In His Steps by Charles Sheldon asked “What would Jesus do?” The age of the acronym reduced it to WWJD. What if you used the same concept with Mohammed? How do the two founders of their faiths compare in their conduct? The founder of Islam is known for multiple wives, child brides, bloody warfare, lying and stealing. None of these charges can be attributed to Jesus. My friend John Fisk makes the salient point that if you follow the religious ideology of Islam you can be just like its founder. In fact, the better Muslim you are, the more you would be like him. I prefer to follow the example of Jesus.

It is also interesting that the acronym for “what would Mohammed do?” includes WMD, famously used for weapons of mass destruction. I believe this applies to Islam on several levels, most seriously the eternal judgment of those who deny the fatherhood of Yahweh and sonship of Yashua (Jesus).

Finally, the better question is not what would Jesus do? But what did He do? He did not live for His own will, but the will of the Father. He did nothing of His own initiative, as John’s Gospel declares, but He always asked the Father what to say and do. Then Jesus answered and said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, the Son can do nothing of Himself, but what He sees the Father do; for whatever He does, the Son also does in like manner.” John 5:19

Topic #2  IAF Landed At Saudi Base

The Israeli Air Force recently unloaded military equipment at a Saudi Arabian base, an Iranian news agency claimed last week, while a large American force has massed in Azerbaijan, which is on the northwest border of Iran. The report follows the Pentagon’s confirmation that a large American fleet sailed through the Suez Canal earlier this month, with an Israeli ship joining the armada. (


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

Who is a liar but he who denies that Jesus is the Christ? He is antichrist who denies the Father and the Son. Whoever denies the Son does not have the Father either; he who acknowledges the Son has the Father also. 1 John 2:22-23

Peace Activists?

1 06 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 11 June 1, 2010

Weapons of Peace?

Topic # 1   The Peace Oxymoron

The Gaza flotilla tragedy reeks of contradictions in every news report. Three critical facts were known before the ships sailed. 1. The “peace activists” proclaimed they would not resist when Israel would board their ships. 2. They had clear “war worship” in chants to “kill the Jews” and it is caught on video. 3. Israel announced multiple times that they would be happy to let the ships port at Ashdod a few miles up the coast and then truck the inspected supplies to Gaza.

However, the reality is that they were setting a trap for Israel. The whole world has dutifully condemned Israel, even in light of video clearly showing the “peaceful passengers” attacking the soldiers, beating them bloody before their leaders allowed them to defend themselves. It was not an “aid convoy”, it was a public relations trap, that worked. Much of the medicine and supplies were out of date and worthless. The world can no longer tell lies from truth. The Apostle Paul warned us of the strong delusion, that they should believe the lie in 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12. The great time of lies is now.

Here is the statement of one Muslim woman before sailing. “Right now we face one of two happy endings: either Martyrdom or reaching Gaza.” (Al-Jazeera TV, May 29, 2010)

Topic #2  Perfect Peace Is Shalom-Shalom!

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee. Isaiah 26:3 My good friend Doug Walton gave me a Hebrew lesson last week. He discovered something I never knew in 40 years of ministry. The Hebrew text for “perfect peace” is simply the word “shalom” twice. When we keep our mind focused on Yahweh, we have shalom shalom: completeness (in number), safety, soundness (in body), welfare, health, prosperity, peace, quiet, tranquility, contentment, peace, and friendship with man and with God, especially in covenant relationship.

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

Justice Reversed

15 05 2010

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

Topic # 1   Justice Is Turned Backwards

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

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

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

Topic #2  I Am Not Making This Up

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

Friends Don’t Demand

1 05 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 9 May 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Obama Demands Israeli Concessions

Israel and America have been friends for 62 years and today we demand Israel fall in line with the Obama agenda. This is not right. Here’s his list before negotiations:

1. Israel scale back security checkpoints to the level during the intifada when suicide bombers freely entered.

2. Israel release 2,000 Palestinian prisoners.

3. Israel allow material into Gaza which will then be used for bombs.

4. Israel turn over entire cities to the Palestinian Authority.

5. Israel give a part of Jerusalem (Abu Dis) to the PA.

Here is the Obama list of demands for Palestinians:

1.   Show up.





These demands on Israel are called “confidence building measures”, to convince Palestinians that Israel is serious about wanting peace. Would somebody explain why the total destruction of Israel as a state is still in the Palestinian Charter? For the record, it is also in the stated purpose of Hamas, Hezbollah, Iran, Syria, and other “neighbors”.

Topic #2  E-Card Delay

Please accept my apology for the delay of this issue. I had a software glitch. We had a wonderful New England ministry trip and are now catching up on “home” work. Thank you for your prayers and encouragement.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of drunkenness to all the surrounding peoples, when they lay siege against Judah and Jerusalem. And it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it.” Zechariah 12:2-3

The Ban On Baals

15 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 8 April 15, 2010

Topic # 1   Make No Mention of Other Gods

Most Christians are woefully ignorant of the Biblical  prohibitions against saying the names of other gods. We are called to restore the name of Yahweh, God of Israel and the Bible. The rise of Islam and other pagan religions has most Americans confused. Our last two presidents say we all worship the same god. How wrong! What part of “You shall have no other gods before Me!” don’t we get?

Exodus 23:13 And in all that I have said to you, be circumspect and make no mention of the name of other gods, nor let it be heard from your mouth.

Joshua 23:7 and lest you go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them; you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, but you shall hold fast to Yahweh your God, as you have done to this day.

Psalm 16:4 Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten after another god; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.

Hosea 2:17 For I will take from her mouth the names of the Baals, And they shall be remembered by their name no more.

Contrast with Psalm 83:4 They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, That the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”

Topic #2  Jordan Flipping

King Abdullah of Jordan has joined the Arab world’s saber-rattling against Israel and warned that the status of Jerusalem could explode into another war: Our relationship with Israel is at an all-bottom low. It hasn’t been as bad as it is today. Abdullah added Jordan’s relationship with Syria is probably the best it’s ever been. (INN) Ps. 83 here we come!

Thus says the Lord Yahweh: “I do not do this for your sake, O house of Israel, but for My holy name’s sake, which you have profaned among the nations wherever you went. 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 Yahweh,” says the Lord Yahweh, “when I am hallowed in you before their eyes.” Ezekiel 36:22-23

Spring in New England

10 04 2010

Resurrection season always speaks of new life. This year to be in New England has extra significance because Yahweh has spoken that the long prayed for revival is finally coming here. Last Fall, we heard that God had removed a principality from Martha’s Vineyard that would affect Massachusetts and all of New England. This was then seen in practice with the shocking election of Scott Brown as Senator. It is a new day, Heaven has opened over this land. Now is the time for believers to wake up, step up and manifest the purpose of God!

Please pray for us as we continue our proclamation. Here is a partial list of our ministry this trip.

March 26-28 Faith Fellowship Church – Uxbridge, MA

Doreen’s Friday night topic is: Get Real. Get Ready…For the End Times!

Doreen traces patterns of Biblical women who faced prophetic times.   This is applied to contemporary challenges for goal setting and practical daily living for 21rst century women of God.

Les’ Outline for Saturday includes Q & A ending each session:

Theme: What In the World Is God Doing?

Session 1 – The Rise of Israel

Session 2 – The Revival of the Church

Session 3 – The Role of Islam and the Role of America

Sunday morning: The Glory of YAHWEH

March 31 The River Church – Conway, NH

The Three Prophetic Passovers

April 2-3 Morrisville, VT

April 9 The Hope Center – Morrisville, VT

Psalm 102 The Holocaust Psalm

April 11 The River Church – Conway, NH

The End Times Glory of Yahweh – Isaiah 60

April 11 The Issachar Forum – Dover, NH

A Prophetic Think Tank

April 13 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 15 International Students UNH – Durham, NH

April 17 Mishkahn David Messianic Congregation – Harrisville, RI

Isaiah 60 Glory!

April 18 – 25 OPEN – TBA as the Lord opens doors.

Oh, and yes they do have great pizza in New Hampshire!

The Obama Intifada

1 04 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 7 April 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Making Mountains Out of Molehills

The ridiculous international incident concocted by President Obama over legal building permits in Jerusalem, is well documented. The result is a new Palestinian uprising or intifada that some are calling the Obama Intifada, assigning the blame on him as the instigator.

The descendants of Ishmael currently occupy at least 800 times more land than descendants of Isaac. The 21 states of the Arab League routinely announce plans of building expansion. In Saudi Arabia alone, 555,000 housing units were built over the past several years. Ruth R. Wisse.

All nations ruled by Islam are, by definition, apartheid. All non-Muslims are segregated as second class citizens.  Freedom of religion and speech is outlawed by Sharia law. Israel represents the antithesis of apartheid. James M. Hutchens-both quotes from: The Jerusalem Connection.

Topic #2  $12 Billion to PA—Where Did It Go?

Dr. Ghania Malhis, chair of the Economic Policy Research Institute in Ramallah, addressed the UN’s Seminar on Assistance to the Palestinians last week. She estimated foreign countries had donated a total of $12 billion to the PA since 1995. That figure did not include billions of dollars in aid provided by international aid groups such as UNRWA.  Aid to the PA is increasing steadily.  It received an average of one billion dollars a year between 2001 and 2005, $1.5 billion in 2007, $1.8 billion in 2009, and an estimated $2 billion is anticipated in 2010.  And yet, Malhis said, after such enormous sums, the GDP is 13% lower than it was in 1999, and GDP per capita is down by 30%.  “The Palestinian Authority has failed to address allegations of misuse of funds, power and mismanagement as well as a lack of accountability and transparency,” (INN) The leech has two daughters.  ‘Give! Give!’ they cry. Proverbs 30:15 (JNN News).

They will call Jerusalem The Throne of Yahweh and all nations will gather in Jerusalem to honor the name of Yahweh” … “Yahweh

Almighty will shield Jerusalem; he will shield it and deliver it, he will pass over it and will rescue it.” … “If I forget you, O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill. May my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth if I do not remember you, if I do not consider Jerusalem my highest joy. Jeremiah 3:17; Isaiah 31:5; Ps. 137:5-6

Trilateral Terror

1 03 2010

ISRAEL E-CARD Volume 4 Issue 5 March 1, 2010

Topic # 1   Trilateral Plotting In Damascus and Tehran

In the last few days there have been two secret meetings of the top leaders of Iran, Syria, Hezbollah (Lebanon) and Hamas (Gaza). The first was in Damascus Thursday and Saturday through today in Tehran. Serious planning is setting up a major conflict with Israel. Please link to for the latest intelligence.

Ahmadinejad called for a Middle East without Zionists and also predicted Israel’s “demise and annihilation”. To fill out the roster of Psalm 83 nations who attack Israel without Egypt, we now see Jordan’s King Abdullah making stronger and more belligerent condemnations of Israel.

We pray with Asaph: Let them be confounded and dismayed forever; Yes, let them be put to shame and perish, That they may know that You, whose name alone is YAHWEH, Are the Most High over all the earth. Psalm 83:17-18.

The name of Yahweh in the land! Jer. 7:12

Topic #2  Yahweh Answers Prayers For Rain

“A weekend of heavy rain across Israel brought the Sea of Galilee, Israel’s main fresh water reservoir, up above its “red line” for the first time in over a year. Together with the rest of the winter rainfall, and the expected runoff from the snow accumulated on Mt. Hermon, the Sea of Galilee is now safely above the red line,” (Israel Today 3-3-10).

We give thanks to God for His response to the call for prayer, fasting and repentance by the Chief Sephardic Rabbi of Jerusalem in January. We will not be as the man who prayed for a parking space at a busy mall, who upon spotting a space said: “Never mind Lord I found one.” The great news is that much of Israel has exceeded its annual rainfall just since the middle of January. Praise Yahweh and Yeshua! Then Elijah said to Ahab, “Go and enjoy a good meal! For I hear a mighty rainstorm coming!” 1 Kings 18:41

Everyone is dull-hearted, without knowledge; Every metal smith is put to shame by the carved image; For his molded image is falsehood, And there is no breath in them. They are futile, a work of errors; In the time of their punishment they shall perish. The Portion of Jacob is not like them, For He is the Maker of all things; And Israel is the tribe of His inheritance. YAHWEH of hosts is His name. “You are My battle-ax and weapons of war: For with you I will break the nation in pieces; With you I will destroy kingdoms. Jeremiah 51:17-20

Hebron Clashes on Hallowed Ground

26 02 2010

When Did the West Bank Stop Being “Disputed Territory”?

Protests and escalating violence mark the Muslim response to Israeli PM Netanyahu nominating, for national heritage honors, two sites in ancient Judah (now called the West Bank by the world).

The national heritage sites registry designation is only a formality. Hebron has always been on “the list” of Jewish hallowed ground as the tomb of the Patriarchs, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the very founders of Judaism.

Since the United Nations voted to allow the Israeli State to be established in 1948, the Arabs have disputed Israel’s right to exist. The UN designated ALL of the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean as Israel.

After several major wars between the parties, the land remains in dispute. In spite of all the peace talks, nothing has actually been legally decided. Yet, most world governments and media consider it a fait accompli that a Palestinian state will be carved out of this UN authorized Israeli land area. They behave as if the dispute is over, but Israel and Christian Zionists beg to differ.

Myopic historians neglect to remind us that the 1948 borders were the result of the first two state solution. The original British Mandate of 1917 was to give Israel three times the land area they eventually received. The Kingdom of Jordan was created to award the Arabs 78% of the original Mandate. This was intended to placate the Arabs who had conducted two intifadas before World War II.

Now, emboldened by the rise of Islam, the Palestinian Muslims demand another two state solution to divide Israel again. All subterfuge is gone. It is not about creating yet another Arab state, it is to eliminate Israel’s existence. Ignoring the irrelevant “Muslim silent majority”, those with the guns and missiles and power publicly call for Israel to be destroyed. This includes Iran, Hamas, Hezbollah and others of Israel’s neighbors.

However, far above all the political bickering, there is a God in Heaven, named Yahweh, who calls the area His land, and He has a very clear position on this “disputed territory. His declaration is recorded by the Bible prophet Joel:

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 3:2)

Les Lawrence

Idaho #2

13 02 2010

When people talk about God’s country, this picture of Sandpoint, Idaho comes to mind.

Today I teach a seminar session at the Sports and Outdoor Expo at the fairgrounds here in Sandpoint. The subject is Islam: Religion or Ideology? My bookmark “Quick Guide To Islam” is the outline. America needs to face the contrasts between our Judeo/Christian heritage and Islam, which worships a different god than the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. We are in the “Generation LAST“. Wake up!

This Sunday I speak at 10:30am at River of Life Church. Next Sunday I will be at the Cowboy Church in Sagle at 10am. During the week I have several meetings scheduled with pastors and marketplace ministers, plus one or two evening church meetings. Please continue to pray. Thanks.

Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, being watchful to this end with all perseverance and supplication for all the saints–and for me, that utterance may be given to me, that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the gospel. Ephesians 6:18-19

Keep Traveling

31 01 2010


Don’t be impatient for the Lord to act!
Keep traveling steadily along His pathway and in due season He will honor you with every blessing.
Psalm 37:34 TLB

“Two roads diverged into a wood, and I, I took the one less traveled by. And that has made all the difference.” Robert Frost, American Poet

Enter by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and there are many who go in by it. Because narrow is the gate and difficult is the way which leads to life, and there are few who find it. Matthew 7:13-14

This present Florida trip has been full of Divine appointments. In eight days, I have declared His voice in four congregations: Shepherd’s Heart Ministries, Gulf Coast Church, Beth Israel and Flowing River Church. No less than 12 personal appointments have been precious in the Father’s plan. The hospitality of the Raymond household has been of Biblical proportions, especially “the wisdom of the spa”, (and the mint treatment). Thank you all for your love. In the matchless name of Yeshua ben Yahweh, Les

Pray for Rain

26 01 2010

Chief Jerusalem Rabbi calls for fasting and prayer.

Israel suffers through multi-year drought until the chief Sephardic rabbi calls for a day of repentance, fasting and prayer to the God of Israel for His mercy. The day was January 14, and two days later it started to rain and it rained for six of the next eight days. Some areas had more than their annual rainfall in one day. The drought is not completely over, but Israeli’s now know that their best resort for relief is to call on the name of their God. Here are a couple links to LIVE Israel webcams to follow progress of rain and snow. Remember the seven hour time difference.  The Galilee Experience (Tiberias) and the Mt. Hermon ski area (four cameras).

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

Update 2-1-10 – Israel had the highest January rainfall in five years!

When the heavens are shut up and there is no rain because they have sinned against You, when they pray toward this place and confess Your name, and turn from their sin because You afflict them, then hear in heaven, and forgive the sin of Your servants, Your people Israel, that You may teach them the good way in which they should walk; and send rain on Your land which You have given to Your people as an inheritance. 2 Chronicles 6:26-27

Generation LAST

21 01 2010

My newest book is now available at Here is an introduction:

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

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

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

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

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