The Lamb on the Mercy Seat

2 10 2022


The Day of Atonement begins this year on Tuesday October 4, at sundown, and ends Wednesday at sundown. After the sounding of trumpets, we are now in the ten days of awe, which is a time of repentance leading up to Yom Kippur or Atonement. It is the time of the sacrifice for the nation of Israel. I would also like to think it can apply to the U.S. as well. As we approach the November 1 Israeli election, it is quickly followed by the mid-term election here. Repentance is in order for both nations. Two thoughts are stirring in my heart regarding the prophetic timing of these events.

  1. Passover was fulfilled by Yeshua as the Passover Lamb, but Atonement, Yom Kippur, is fulfilled by Yeshua as the Great High Priest. He was the Lamb on earth, but in Heaven He is the priest who approaches the Mercy Seat and presents the blood of the Lamb, His own blood, as the eternal payment for our sins and the sins of the world. Yehovah God has provided the Lamb and the Mercy Seat as the righteous resolution to the sin problem for all who look on the Messiah with acceptance.
  2. Yom Kippur occurring right before the election emphasizes the need for national humility and national repentance. This is a sober time indeed, as we face daunting threats from every side. Remember that the battle is not on the human level, but spiritual wickedness in high places.

“A final word: Be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies of the devil. 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.”  Ephesians 6:10-12 NLT

Pray for a great harvest of souls in both nations and around the world. Also, pray for humble repentance for all leaders and the people, that Yehovah would show His mercy and turn our lands from evil. He is always looking for any opportunity to extend His mercy and forgiveness to all who ask. Pray for a visitation of God of epic Biblical proportions!

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

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

Idaho Update

9 10 2019

Idaho Feast of Tab Conf

Today is Yom Kippur in Idaho. Jews around the world have been repenting and seeking atonement for their sins. How wonderful is the revelation that Yeshua the Messiah gave His own blood as the Lamb of Yehovah to wipe away our sin once and for all who believe! We cannot atone for our own sins, only trust Yeshua’s blood sacrifice. Hallelujah!

Tonight I have my fourth meeting in Sandpoint, Idaho. It has been great so far. One of my favorite spots is always at the Cocalalla Cowboy Church. Tonight is Sandpoint Christian Center and tomorrow I drive nine hours to Challis, Id. to Living Water Ranch with Christopher and Debbie James for a three-day conference. I will be joining there with Michael Masambu of Kenya, and then we go together to Boise for next week’s Feast of Tabernacles One New Man Conference in Meridian.

Please continue to pray for utterance from above as I declare God’s faithfulness to Israel based on two immutable (unchangeable) things: His character and His Word.

For men indeed swear by the greater, and an oath for confirmation is for them an end of all dispute. Thus God, determining to show more abundantly to the heirs of promise the immutability of His counsel, confirmed it by an oath, that by two immutable things, in which it is impossible for God to lie, we might have strong consolation, who have fled for refuge to lay hold of the hope set  before us. This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast, and which enters the Presence behind the veil, where the forerunner has entered for us, even Jesus, having become High Priest forever according to the order of Melchizedek. Hebrews 16:20

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

Repentance X 4

17 09 2018

A-man_s-real-belief-is-that-which-he-lives-by.Maybe I had too much free time during Hurricane Florence this week, but my thoughts have turned to repentance. Also, Tuesday at sundown is the start of Yom Kippur, the highest holy day in the Jewish calendar, which happens to be about repentance. My “brain floaters” (see: Brain Floaters) even drifted over to the bombshell accusation of Judge Kavanaugh. Here are my four thoughts in order.

  1. Repent. We have already heard the usual criticisms of the weather forecasters for “exaggerating” the hurricane. And yet, thousands (probably millions) of people were praying that the possible Category 4 storm would diminish, turn out to sea, or in some way not be as bad as predicted. Their. Prayers. Were. Answered. I am sure there was a lot of repentance going on in the Carolinas. Yes, of course, it is still terrible. And the flooding will be terrible for weeks. But it was not a Cat 4! I personally saw SW Miami a few weeks after Hurricane Andrew. It was like a 30 mile wide tornado had roared through. There were no homes standing. Folks could not even find their streets because all landmarks were obliterated including trees and street signs leveled. Hurricane Florence hit as a Cat 1. Thank you merciful Father Yehovah God and Messiah Yeshua, for sparing us “the big one.”
  2. Yom Kippur is primarily about repentance where observant Jews acknowledges their need of forgiveness through repentance. In Judaism, Yehovah covers their sins for another year. In Jesus, our sins are taken away permanently. Hallelujah! The Judeo/Christian heritage is one of forgiveness and second chances.The prayers of Yom Kippur are focused on the confession of guilt and on petitioning, both privately and publicly, for mercy.

    But Messiah having come as a Kohen Gadol (high priest) of the coming good things, through the greater and more perfect tabernacle, not made with hands, that is to say, not of this creation, nor yet through the blood of goats and calves, but through his own blood, entered in once for all into the Holy Place, having obtained eternal redemption. HNV – Hebrew Names Version 

  3. Why read Jonah on Yom Kippur? The prayers of Yom Kippur are focused on the confession of guilt and on petitioning, both privately and publicly, for mercy. The entire Old Testament book of Jonah is read as part of the liturgy for Yom Kippur, because of its emphasis on God’s forgiveness for those who repent. (        Connecting Jonah to Florence is easy. After Nineveh repented, God spared the city from utter destruction, and Jonah complained! He had prophesied destruction and God showed mercy. Moral?: Don’t complain that Florence was not as bad as predicted, be thankful.
  4. What about the Kavanaugh accusation? Don’t you think 36 years of outstanding moral reputation is enough to conclude he is trustworthy? I don’t believe he is guilty, but even if one were guilty, I thought we were a country of forgiveness and second chances. His life bears the evidence of a man who has already faced his sins and found forgiveness. Let’s leave that dubious politically timed move alone. Christians are not perfect, just forgiven. Do you want to know what Judge Kavanaugh believes? Look at the life he has led for 36 years.

Pray for our country, pray for Jerusalem, and pray that some of our rain would go to Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)

Must See Viral UN Video

29 09 2017

EPIC MOMENT: U.N. stunned, Palestinian delegates in shock, as UN Watch brings surprise guest speaker—Palestinian Mosab Hassan Yousef—to expose PLO lies. Watch heads turn & eyes bulge! Over 2 million views (UNWatch)

If you have not seen this video, please watch. This is a former member of Hamas (son of a Hamas founder) who became a Christian in 1999.

Seldom, if ever, has such a clear declaration of truth about the Palestinian Authority and the PLO been spoken, especially at the UN. If you have not read my book, Simple Islam, it is now available on Kindle and I suggest you read it for clarity about Islam.

We always pray for the peace of Jerusalem, but we also pray for the salvation of Muslims. Some of the most joyful believers you will ever meet are ex-Muslims who have experienced the love and forgiveness of Yeshua ben Yehovah, Jesus the Son of God.

Forgiven Much – Love Much If you want your faith to take off like a 747 jet, then meditate on this verse from Luke 7:47

“I tell you, her sins—and they are many—have been forgiven, so she has shown me much love. But a person who is forgiven little shows only little love.” Luke 7:47

Yom Kippur, the Day Atonement for Sin begins tonight at sundown. We can all pause to thank our Heavenly Father for the merciful forgiveness provided through the Messiah.

May you be inscribed in the Book of Life for a sweet and wonderful year to come.


Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

Messiah Comes on What Day or Hour?

13 09 2013

jesus_second_comingAssuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all these things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. But of that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, but My Father only. Matthew 24:34-36

Yom Kippur and the coming of the Messiah are closely related, more than you know.

But first, did you hear the one about the long-awaited Messiah finally arriving in Jerusalem? The Mayor of Jerusalem goes out to meet him and welcomes him to Jerusalem. But the mayor says: “I just have one question. Is this your first or second visit?”

Jews believe he has not come yet. But Christians believe Jesus is the Messiah who came 2,000 years ago to become the Lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world to all who receive Him, especially the Jews.

So what does Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement, have to do with the coming? Jesus in the above quote from Matthew 24 was saying exactly when He would come. Most Christians believe He was obscuring the timing with His answer. On the contrary, He actually gave a broad hint of the timing. The phrase “no man knows the day or hour” was almost a cliché’ in Jesus’ day. It was a common expression among the Jews of that day referring to the timing of the Fall Feasts of Yehovah. These were Trumpets, Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. (For my teaching on the Feasts, please listen to my radio interview for ten minutes on each of the seven Feasts.)

Present day Rabbinic Judaism uses a fixed calendar with arbitrary conditions that actually causes it to miss the Biblical timing. This year it is Friday night and Saturday September 13-14. However, the Biblical calculation was far easier. Yom Teruah or Trumpets, begins on the first sighting of the new moon in the seventh month. This year that was observed in Jerusalem on the evening of 9/7, which makes Yom Kippur (the tenth day from the sighting) on Sept 16-17. (Using the Biblical method to figure it is a characteristic of Karaite (Bible believing) Jews. Here is a link to Nehemiah Gordon, a leading Karaite).

So what? Well, I believe Jesus was telling His disciples He would come during the Fall Feasts.

In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed. 1 Corinthians 15:52

There are five elements that make the actual day or hour unknowable.

1. The confusion caused by the arbitrary Rabbinic calendar.

2. The actual day of sighting the new moon could vary by weather conditions, cloud cover, etc.

3. Even the hour could vary if the evening started cloudy early and cleared up later, for example.

4. The “last trumpet” could refer to the last shofar during Yom Teruah (trumpets) beginning the Fall feast.

5. Or, the “last trumpet” could refer to the trumpet sounded at the end of Yom Kippur.

Therefore, even though the day or hour is unknown, I believe Jesus was speaking clearing to His disciples that He would come during the first ten days of the Fall Feasts, which then leads to Tabernacles where God will live with men and celebrate the great Marriage Supper of the Lamb.

May it be this year, Yeshua ben Yehovah – Jesus Son of God – Yeshua haMashiach – Jesus the Messiah!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

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