Despite Rockets, Jews Return to Israel from the Nations

21 07 2014

aliyahMore than one thousand Jews have immigrated to Israel since the Gaza war started sixteen days ago. In fact, the number is at least 1,128 new Israelis. Praise the Lord! Today I share the motive and links to several reports documenting this miracle. Why would perfectly normal families and single people living in Canada, France, Ukraine and the United States decide to come now? Or, since they had planned this for some time, why did they not cancel or postpone? Some will rightfully point to the rise of anti-Semitism in France and Ukraine. Yet that is not the real motive. There is something happening in the depths of the heart of many. It is calling them home. It is the voice of Yehovah God, keeping His Promise!

“For there shall be a day when the watchmen will cry on Mount Ephraim,  ​‘​Arise, and let us go up to Zion, ​​to Yehovah our God.’ ” For thus says Yehovah: ​​“Sing with gladness for Jacob, and shout among the chief of the nations; proclaim, give praise, and say, ​‘​O Yehovah, save Your people, the remnant of Israel!’​​Behold, I will bring them from the north country, and gather them from the ends of the earth, among them the blind and the lame, the woman with child and the one who labors with child, together; ​​A great throng shall return there.

​​They shall come with weeping, and with supplications I will lead them. ​​I will cause them to walk by the rivers of waters, in a straight way in which they shall not stumble; for I am a Father to Israel, and Ephraim is My firstborn. ​​“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.”  Jeremiah 31:6-12

I am one such watchman and I live in the nation that is certainly the chief among the nations in my generation. It is my call to proclaim the regathering and restoration of Israel. I am surely humbled and grateful for the role to which I am called. Perhaps you, too, hear that Voice of the Holy Spirit stirring you to PROCLAIM! If so, please obey and use every means at your disposal to spread the word of Yehovah’s regathering and restoration.

Here are a few of the headlines and links to those who have returned just since the present Gaza conflict started a couple weeks ago.

Making Aliyah Under Fire INN 7-8-14

64 US Jews make aliyah despite escalating security situation Ynetnews.com 7-9-14

As Rockets Fall, 900 new Immigrants Arrive in Israel INN 7-14-14

400 French Jews Make Aliyah Today INN 7-16-14

Dozens of French Jews moving to rocket-battered Ashdod, Ashkelon Haaretz 7-16-14

Undeterred by Gaza conflict, 228 North American immigrants due The Times of Israel 7-20-14

7-22-14 Update: 250 more new immigrants landed today bringing the total since the start of Gaza fighting to over 1,500. Also, the U.S. and other Western nations are suspending flights temporarily. Hmmm, maybe the devil doesn’t like God calling His people back to the Land?

‘We’ve had more immigrants than missiles,’ says Sharansky. The Times of Israel 7-22-14

“Then shall the virgin rejoice in the dance, and the young men and the old, together; for I will turn their mourning to joy, will comfort them, and make them rejoice rather than sorrow. Jeremiah 31:13

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)
(As is my custom, 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.)




Gaza Inconvenient Truths

18 07 2014
These are top Hamas leaders.

These are top Hamas leaders.

While watching and praying for Israel this week I have discovered three little known truths about Gaza. They are inconvenient because they do not fit the media narrative. For years now Hamas has succeeded in portraying Israel as Goliath and Gaza as David. (Ironic that they choose to pervert a Biblical story.) However, it seems for the first time Israel is gaining ground against the Hamas and PLO propaganda machine. Here are three truths about Gaza that you will not likely see on the evening news.

#1   Gazans Are More Scared of Hamas than Israel. The civilians of Gaza, including Hamas supporters, have begun to express resentment towards the militant organizations that have made their lives hell. Such expressions of dissatisfaction, both to foreign reporters and in private conversations, have become more and more common, and could well signal the beginning of unrest against Hamas. Ynet News.com

#2   Hamas Has Become a Millionaires Club. In recent media interviews, Professor Ahmed Karima of Al-Azhar University in Egypt noted that in recent years Hamas has blossomed into a movement of millionaires. According to Karima, Hamas can boast no fewer than 1,200 millionaires among its leadership and mid-level officials. That assertion was backed up by Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, who in 2012 estimated the number of Gaza millionaires to be 800. Israel Today

In particular, overall Hamas leader Khaled Mashal has amassed a fortune of $2.6 billion, the Jordanian media reported. All of this is happening as many Gazans wallow in poverty and struggle with a 40 percent unemployment rate. Imagine how many new jobs could be created by all that money Hamas collects. Instead, the terror group is well pleased to see the people of Gaza suffer, both economically and as a consequence of its violence against Israel, all in service to Hamas’ ultimate goal.

#3   Innocent Gazan Civilians are Responsible Too. Gazans who claim to be victims of their rulers should have rebelled against those building missile bases under their homes. Because they have failed to do so, they will have to pay a price. YnetNews.com

Here is a link to the Hamas Charter for your information.

Believers need to pray for discernment as we read, listen and watch the news. There are innocents in great danger who need our prayers, both Gazans and Israelis.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)





Hamas Killing Gazans

15 07 2014

Hamas Map-Amlach-new-EN1-640x640Fact: Since July 8, 100 rockets fired from Gaza have fallen within Gaza. Hamas fires from civilian areas…and hits its own people.  7-15-14 (from the Israel Defense Forces IDF Twitter feed)

Hamas uses human shields by firing from schools, mosques, neighborhoods and and ten per cent blow up within Gaza. These casualties are then included in their propaganda statistics claiming they were killed by Israel.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sBknEk4GfoA   Week in Review

Hear the word of Yehovah to Israel:
Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. “Behold, all those who were incensed against you shall be ashamed and disgraced; they shall be as nothing, and those who strive with you shall perish. You shall seek them and not find them—Those who contended with you. Those who war against you shall be as nothing, as a nonexistent thing. For I, Yehovah your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.Isaiah 41:11-12
Hear our prayer to Yehovah, God of Heaven’s armies:
Don’t let my treacherous enemies rejoice over my defeat. Don’t let those who hate me without cause gloat over my sorrow. They don’t talk of peace; they plot against innocent people who mind their own business. They shout, “Aha! Aha! With our own eyes we saw him do it!” O Yehovah, you know all about this. Do not stay silent. Do not abandon me now, O Lord. Wake up! Rise to my defense! Take up my case, my God and my Lord. Declare me not guilty, O Yehovah my God, for you give justice. Don’t let my enemies laugh about me in my troubles. Don’t let them say, “Look, we got what we wanted! Now we will eat him alive!” May those who rejoice at my troubles be humiliated and disgraced. May those who triumph over me be covered with shame and dishonor. But give great joy to those who came to my defense. Let them continually say, “Great is Yehovah, who delights in blessing his servant with peace!” Then I will proclaim your justice, and I will praise you all day long. Psalm 35:19-28 NLT
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)
(As is my custom, 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.)




Hamas Safe Houses in Gaza

10 07 2014

 

safe human_shield_engSometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. How about four pictures and four videos? Please view the full-page on this subject: Hamas Caught Using Human Shields in Gaza

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It gives the term “safe house” a whole new meaning, doesn’t it?

Safe Bombs

 

Below is the outline of an excellent article exposing the mistakes made by biased journalists covering the current conflict with Hamas (and all Israeli wars for that matter). Please click on the link for the full article.

WHAT REPORTERS NEED TO KNOW during Operation Protective Edge

Mistake #1: Assuming that all Gaza casualties are the result of Israeli airstrikes

Mistake #2: Assuming that Gaza casualties and damage are the direct result of Israeli airstrikes

Mistake #3: Believing that victims are civilian when they are not

Finally, here is a great article about Hamas firing at Israel’s nuclear reactor at Dimona.

Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:31-32

 “If you love Me, keep My commandments. And I will pray the Father, and He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever— the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees Him nor knows Him; but you know Him, for He dwells with you and will be in you. I will not leave you orphans; I will come to you.” John 14:15-18

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (READ MORE)





30 Rockets in Ten Minutes

7 07 2014

Hamas GazaHamas lets rockets fly against Israel, with 150 rockets fired through Sunday and another 100 falling today, as Hamas ramps up attacks on Israel’s south. They are now reaching Beersheva, Ashdod, and Askelon.

Hamas fired over 30 rockets in a ten-minute period into Israel on Monday, with hits reported in Sha’ar HaNegev, the Eshkol Region, Netivot, Sderot, and Be’er Sheva between 8:00 – 8:10 pm IST. 

The rocket count has escalated to over 80 on Monday evening alone, Walla! News reports close to 10:30 pm Monday; the Iron Dome missile defense system has shot down 12-13 of them over Ashdod and Netivot. Israel National News

Tuesday Update: Over 130 more rockets fired at Israel since Midnight to 5:30 pm Israel time. Israel calls up 40,000 reservists for a major entry into Gaza. Israel National News

Miracle protection of children last Thursday:  As 13 more rockets slammed into Southern Israel overnight Wednesday into Thursday morning from Gaza, a children’s day-camp suffered a direct hit. The rocket penetrated the apartment building in which housed the children’s day-camp but miraculously failed to explode saving the children’s lives. Israel Today

He shall cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you shall take refuge; ​​His truth shall be your shield and buckler. ​​You shall not be afraid of the terror by night, nor of the arrow that flies by day, nor of the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor of the destruction that lays waste at noonday. ​​A thousand may fall at your side, and ten thousand at your right hand; but it shall not come near you. ​​Only with your eyes shall you look, and see the reward of the wicked.  ​​Because you have made Yehovah, who is my refuge, even the Most High, your dwelling place, no evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways. Psalm 91:4-11

One More ThingDid you know that the Palestinian Authority uses 20% of its annual foreign aid to pay terrorists in prison? In 2012, the Palestinian Authority paid 75.5 million dollars to jailed terrorists and their families.

Hamas missiles img395103Jew-Killing Has Become Lucrative Palestinian Profession A terrorist sentenced to 10–15 years in an Israeli jail receives a salary of 6,000 shekels (USD $1,750) a month. A terrorist serving 25–30 years receives 10,000 shekels.Terrorists with “blood on their hands” – those who have succeeded in murdering Israelis and are serving more than 30 years – can expect a monthly income of 12,000 shekels (USD $3,500), which is nearly five times the average salary in the Palestinian Authority. Israel Today (7-7-2114)

Only Yehovah God can protect Israel. Have mercy O Lord! Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists      (READ MORE)

 





Patriot or Politic

3 07 2014

July-4As we celebrate the 4th of July holiday, we celebrate freedom from tyranny. It’s a good time to review the difference between patriotism and politics. Here is a simple difference. A patriot loves his country and as JFK put it, asks not what the country can do for him, but what he can do for his country. A politician is motivated by self-interest. What can I get? What can the country do for me? I wrote about the warning Jesus gave to beware the leaven of the pharisees and of Herod. The leaven of Herod referred to political self-interest. You scratch my back, I’ll scratch yours. What can you do for me? It is known for political “horse trading”. It is all about deal making.

But a patriot is motivated by the common good. His standards are freedom, liberty, and justice for all. The tragedy of today’s divided political factions is a descent into anarchy. It is every man for himself. This is not only a breakdown of our democratic republic, but is the consequence of rejecting our Judeo-Christian heritage. Not only our heritage, but we are losing our moral, religious, and Biblical values. Without that, there is no standard to hold up before our youth as their goal and behavioral expectations. Love God and love your neighbor is Bible 101, but without it you have runaway selfishness.

One further point about the 4th of July: Our revolution did not come from a spirit of rebellion, but a reluctant separation from the tyranny of King George. (See my earlier blog: Mobs, Riots and Revolutions) Our forefathers came to this continent to live in freedom. King George enforce his rule beyond his reach and was rejected from being King. One of the most profound moments of our baby country happened when George Washington was our first President. Some wanted him to be King or a least continue as President. But he refused the personal gain and glory for the principle of changing our leadership regularly to expressly avoid the opportunity for one man control.

As we reflect on the blessings of Almighty God on this great nation this weekend, we must pray for a revival of faith and faithfulness to Yehovah God, Who is our Source. This was proclaimed clearly in our Declaration of Independence:

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

I pray you will have a blessed and thankful 4th of July!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)





Three Israeli Teens Murdered

30 06 2014

three-boysOne teen was an Israeli/American citizen. After hundreds of thousands of Israelis have gathered in prayer all over the land for two weeks, the tragic news came today. Prime Minister Netanyahu holds Hamas responsible. Two suspects have already been named. The kidnapped and murdered boys bodies were found in a shallow grave on Arab property belonging to one of the previously named suspect’s family.

Meanwhile: A Hamas official denied responsibility Monday evening for the kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers, threatening to “open the gates of hell” against Israel if it launched an attack against the Gaza Strip.

three boys ambulance attackedHere is a picture of the Humvee ambulance that was carrying the boys bodies. It was attacked by Arabs smashing windows. The savage hatred directed at Yehovah’s Chosen People is breath-taking. We need to pray for their deliverance and salvation. “They know not what they do,” as Jesus said on the cross.

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It’s not over. The shedding of innocent blood is an abomination to God and has been since the beginning.

And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand. Genesis 4:10-11

These six things Yehovah hates, yes, seven are an abomination to Him: A proud look,  A lying tongue, Hands that shed innocent blood, A heart that devises wicked plans, Feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who speaks lies, And one who sows discord among brethren. Proverbs 6:16-19
Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood; Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths. The way of peace they have not known, and there is no justice in their ways; they have made themselves crooked paths; whoever takes that way shall not know peace. Isaiah 59:7-8
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists     (READ MORE)







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