End of Days

9 10 2015


Israel is once again on the verge of a possible Muslim uprising (intifada). Please be much in prayer for Israel this week. Pray that peace will prevail. Pray for rain. (It actually quiets the riots.)

My favorite cartoonist has done it again with this new one. If you know any pro-Israel folks with an artistic gift, you may want to tell them about the Dry Bones Academy for aspiring cartoonists. Here is Yaachov Kirschen’s personal appeal and the link to his Dry Bones Cartoon Academy.

When I came to Israel in the early seventies, I named my comic strip Dry Bones. That was because of Ezekiel’s vision of the Dry Bones and the ingathering of the Jews to the Land of Israel. Want to know what awaits us? What comes next? Sit yourself down and read the Book of Ezekiel. Meanwhile, do your part. Help us build the Dry Bones Online Academy of Cartoon Advocacy and Activism: www.igg.me/at/drybones

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists

Why the West is Losing to Jihad

6 10 2015

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The West continues to be clueless as to the source of Muslim hatred. While we are always seeking a “motive” for jihadi terrorist murders, radical Islam marches on. A million refugees flood Europe in a colossal Trojan Horse migration and Europe provides free housing, welfare and medical treatment. After several terrorist murders in Israel this week, the Palestinians were once again handing out candy. Radical Islam is simple Muslims taking the Koran and Hadith literally. They are doing what Mohammed did. They believe in a supremacist world conquering religion that ultimately eliminates all others. Sharia is not only the religious duty of Muslims, it is equally the legal system. The West sees Islam as a benign, even “peaceful” religion. That is a fatal mistake that threatens the foundations of Western civilization which originated in the values of our Judeo/Christian Biblical heritage. Despite our recent straying from our roots, the values of freedom, liberty and responsibility are still in our DNA.

Today, I want you to consider one narrow example of the polar opposite to Biblical values. It is seen in the murder of two Israelis last Saturday in Jerusalem’s Old City. One was a Rabbi, the other a husband and father of two. I am not making this up. It is today’s news and the links are provided in blue highlights.

Palestinian Baby Named in Honor of Jerusalem Stabber: A newborn Palestinian Arab baby has been named in honor of the Arab terrorist who murdered two Jews and wounded three others in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night. The Palestinian Authority’s official news agency Wafa was quick to publish a festive birth announcement, PMW also noted. Halabi was lauded in Wafa’s report as a “hero of our people” who had been “assassinated by the army of the occupation.” Also according to Wafa, “while still in the hospital, the mother of the baby called the mother of Martyr Halabi…during the phone conversation, the two mothers cried from joy.”

WAFA, the official Palestinian Authority news agency and the official PA daily newspaper both reported on the joyous naming. Here is the actual article published in both official PA sources (translated by Palestinian Media Watch).

Headline: “Muhannad the newborn hugs Muhannad the Martyr, and the two of them unite the homeland”
“Even before the Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi was buried, the cry of a baby was heard in a hospital in the Gaza Strip, heralding the birth of a baby named Muhannad Halabi…
The parents of the baby decided to name their new son Muhannad Halabi after the Martyr Halabi from the village of El-Bireh, who was murdered by the occupation’s army in occupied Jerusalem.
While still in the hospital, the mother of the baby called the mother of Martyr Halabi…
During the phone conversation, the two mothers cried from joy: The mother of the baby cried from joy at the birth of her baby, who eternalized the name of the hero among the heroes of our eternal people, and the second mother (i.e., of the terrorist) cried from joy at the birth of the baby that will eternalize the name of her son the Martyr.”
‘I yelled for help and they spat at me,’ says victim of Jerusalem attack: “The terrorist lunged at us, started stabbing my husband, then me. I tried to take away the knife, but I failed… I yelled ‘please help me!’ and they just spat at me,” said Banita of the surrounding Palestinian shopkeepers whom she said looked on and did nothing as Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi attacked her and her family in an alleyway near Lion’s Gate in the Old City. The Banitas’ two-year-old son was also lightly injured in the attack. Their infant girl was unharmed.
End the evil of those who are wicked, and defend the righteous. For you look deep within the mind and heart, O righteous God. Psalm 7:9 NLT
Redeem Israel, O God, out of all their troubles! Psalm 25:22
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Netanyahu Today at UN

1 10 2015

Don't worry AmericaThis was perhaps the most powerful 45 seconds of silence you will ever witness. Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu exposed the hypocrisy of the nations who have not condemned the Iran’s constant calls for Israel’s annihilation.

The most poignant moment of the speech involved no remarks at all, as Netanyahu, in his seventh UN General Assembly address, asked the body if it had forgotten the lessons of the Holocaust just seventy years since its founding. He quoted from Iran’s supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, from its president and its military commanders, all reiterating a familiar pledge: Israel, a state where six million Jews reside, must be annihilated, sooner rather than later. “Seventy years after the murder of six million Jews, Iran’s rulers promise to destroy my country, murder my people,” Netanyahu said. “And the response from this body— the response from nearly every one of the governments represented here— has been absolutely nothing. Utter silence. Deafening silence.” 
Silence followed the charge as the prime minister surveyed the room with a stoic stare. None spoke or moved in the audience as Netanyahu, at the lectern, remained quiet for nearly a minute. Jerusalem Post 10-1-15

I also want to share my top five quotes from the speech:

  1. When bad behavior is rewarded, it only gets worse.
  2. The best intentions don’t prevent the worst outcomes.
  3. Make sure that the inspectors actually inspect. Make sure that the snapback sanctions actually snap back. And make sure that Iran’s violations aren’t swept under the Persian rug.
  4. In four years of horrific violence in Syria, more than a quarter of a million people have lost their lives. That’s more than ten times, more than ten times, the number of Israelis and Palestinians combined who have lost their lives in a century of conflict between us. Yet last year, this Assembly adopted 20 resolutions against Israel and just one resolution about the savage slaughter in Syria. Talk about injustice. Talk about disproportionality. Twenty. Count them. One against Syria.
  5. Israel is civilization’s front line in the battle against barbarism.So here’s a novel idea for the United Nations: Instead of continuing the shameful routine of bashing Israel, stand with Israel. Stand with Israel as we check the fanaticism at our door. Stand with Israel as we prevent that fanaticism from reaching your door. Ladies and Gentlemen, stand with Israel because Israel is not just defending itself. More than ever, Israel is defending you. (Click for full text of speech)           (Click for video of speech)


Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep. Psalm 121:4

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: “May they prosper who love you.” Psalm `22:6

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God “UN”impressed

25 09 2015

21589614652_1627b0ba54This is the time of year when the United Nations gathers in New York to pontificate about one world government and tries to placate all the demands of 57 Islamic countries and their confederates. This year we even heard the Pontiff add to the voices. So what does Yehovah God think about the UN? Personally, and also Biblically, I am convinced that God is “UN”impressed. Consider His word given here:

Yehovah brings the counsel of the nations to nothing; ​​He makes the plans of the peoples of no effect. ​The counsel of Yehovah stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations. ​​Blessed is the nation whose God is Yehovah, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance.

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

​​No king is saved by the multitude of an army; a mighty man is not delivered by great strength. ​​A horse is a vain hope for safety; neither shall it deliver any by its great strength. ​​Behold, the eye of Yehovah is on those who fear Him, on those who hope in His mercy, to deliver their soul from death, and to keep them alive in famine.

​​​Our soul waits for Yehovah; ​​He is our help and our shield. ​​For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. ​Let Your mercy, O Yehovah, be upon us, just as we hope in You. Psalm 33:10-22

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Hot link to our books: amazon.com/author/elishavisionbooks

(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.)

Amazon Listing

23 09 2015

Blessing Israel cover photo

ACOP picDoreen and I are personally rejoicing that we finally listed our books on Amazon. All six of my books and all four of Doreen’s are now listed on special author’s pages. We hope you will check them out. The two newest are pictured above. Just click on the image to go to the Amazon page.

My newest book is Blessing Israel: Compelling Biblical Evidence of Zion’s Purpose in God’s Heart. My last book simplified Islam. This one simplifies Zionism. Yehovah God is the #1 Zionist. What is His heart? He has a Plan and this book explains it from His heart. It contrasts man’s political and demonic propaganda against the heart of God. To resist Zion is to resist God. Confusion about Zion leaves one impotent to stand with Israel. Blessing Israel defines Biblical Zionism, leading to the logical conclusion for the reader: “I, too, am a Zionist!”

My second newest is Simple Islam: Irreconcilable Differences Between the Bible and Islam. Contrary to majority opinion, we do not all worship the same God. Christians and Jews worship Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Clearly identified as a Father in the Bible, He also has a Son. 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 Islam, by contrast, adamantly denies their god is a father or has a son. The Jesus of the Quran is not the Son of God, and did not die. The aim of Simple Islam is to clear the chatter that confuses the issue.

Doreen’s brand new book, A Change of Plans, just arrived today. It is Book 4 in her Jewish Roots for Children Series. It completes the story of Matt, a young Christian, and Rachel, his Jewish best friend. Together they have learned about the Bible Feasts of the LORD (Yehovah). You will really enjoy the exciting end of their story. Doreen did a great job! (Of course, I am a completely impartial literary critic.)

Here are links to our sites on Amazon:

Les – amazon.com/author/elishavisionbooks

Doreen – amazon.com/author/jewishrootsforchildren

Thank you for visiting our pages, your continued prayers are really appreciated.

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Who Owns the “West Bank”?

18 09 2015

1922 mapToday’s commentary is a compelling fact sheet on the legal ownership of Judea and Samaria in modern Israel. I have reprinted it in its entirety for accuracy. Enjoy!

The ancient lands of Judea and Samaria, east of Jerusalem, have been part of the Jewish homeland for 3,000 years. Today Arabs demand all of it. 

Judea and Samaria, the land where Jewish ancestors Abraham, Sarah, Isaac, Rachel, David  and Solomon created Biblical history, was renamed the “West Bank” during Jordan’s brief, illegal 19-year occupation. Today, some 380,000 Jews own land and live in the territory, yet their rights are denied by Palestinian Arabs.

What are the facts?

“Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 93-year-old Mandate for Palestine.”

Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire after World War I, the Allied Powers, which were the only parties with the right or power to resolve ownership of vast tracts of the Middle East, allotted to the Jewish people the land west of the Jordan River, including Judea and Samaria. This resolution, made at the San Remo Conference, was effected through the Mandate for Palestine, which was adopted by the League of Nations in 1922 and assumed by the United Nations in 1948. This document, based on “the historical connection of the Jewish people with Palestine,” secured “the establishment of the Jewish national home.” Nothing since 1922 has changed the legal status of those internationally binding documents.

Much of the land allocated to the Jews, including most of Judea and Samaria, was taken from them by Egypt, Iraq, Jordan and Syria following Israel’s War of Independence in 1948, when the Jewish state was attacked by those Arab nations—the latter three of which were also established by the Mandate for Palestine. Jordan illegally seized the “West Bank” and east Jerusalem, and expelled all Jews from these Biblical homelands.

In fact, the territories of Judea and Samaria have never been part of any nation except the Jewish state. In 1967, when it was again attacked by Arab armies, Israel defeated the invaders and recovered the occupied “West Bank” from Jordan. It should be noted that during Jordan’s occupation of the “West Bank,” no Arab Palestinian movement emerged in favor of independence. Indeed, it wasn’t until Israel reclaimed the land and Jews returned to their ancestral home that claims of Jewish “occupation” were raised.

Today, most land in present-day Judea and Samaria is not privately owned, but rather is unsurveyed—without proven ownership. Israel claims about 30% of the public land in the territory. However, the Supreme Court of Israel has ruled that unsurveyed land in Judea and Samaria can be acquired by Arabs who cultivate it consistently. Arabs, through deed and cultivation rights, own about 95% of private land in the territory. Jews, however, are not granted similar rights, so Jewish farming on unsurveyed land does not entitle Jews to private ownership. Nonetheless, Jews own about 5% of all private land in Judea and Samaria.

Israel offers land for peace. Israel has a clear, millennia-old historical claim to Judea and Samaria, and it reacquired the territories defending itself against an aggressive war. In addition, Israel has an irrefutable legal claim to these territories backed by the 95-year-old San Remo Resolution. Nonetheless, recognizing that its claims are disputed by Arab neighbors, the Jewish state has shown uncommon willingness to share the land.

Starting in 1967, following the Six-Day War, Israel has offered to give up almost all the land it controls in the “West Bank”—plus a Palestinian capital in the eastern part of Jerusalem—in exchange for peace. Unfortunately, despite numerous such land-for-peace overtures by Israel, including two most recently in 2000 and 2008, the Arabs have consistently rejected them.

Not only do the Arabs reject any Jewish claims to land in Judea and Samaria, they have also insisted during peace negotiations that the territory be made judenrein—free of Jews. Worse, many Palestinian Arabs, such as the terror group Hamas, maintain that the entire land of Palestine—from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea, including all of Israel and the “West Bank”—belongs only to Arabs. Today, official Palestinian maps do not depict the state of Israel.

How will the dispute over Judea and Samaria be resolved? Over Israel’s 67 years, it has become a world-class cultural, economic and military power. Its standard of living is among the highest in the Middle East. Clearly the Jewish state is here to stay. Yet despite its strength, Israel has shown willingness to negotiate and exchange land for peace. Sadly, this willingness has not been matched by Palestinian leadership. Until such negotiations are consummated, the “West Bank” will remain in dispute—a no-man’s land in which claims of ownership remain cloudy and contested.

While Israel has clear rights to ownership of Judea and Samaria—also known as the “West Bank”—it has taken a practical position, offering to trade those rights and that land for peace with its Arab neighbors.  As of yet, however, tragically, no Palestinian leader has been willing to compromise his people’s unrealistic expectation that all of Palestine—from the river to the sea—belongs only to Arabs. Flame: Facts and Logic about the Middle East

I make this case  in my latest book, Blessing Israel. Please order a copy today.

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; for the time to favor her, yes, the set time, has come. For Your servants take pleasure in her stones, and show favor to her dust. ​​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. Psalm 102:13-16

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101 Die at Grand Mosque in Mecca

11 09 2015
A picture captures the moment the fatal crane was struck by lightning

A picture captures the moment the fatal crane was struck by lightning

A bolt of lightning struck and strong winds toppled a huge crane in Mecca which then fell directly through the roof of the mosque. Now at least 107 have died and more than 278 injured. This tragedy hit on at 11:45 Eastern time on 9-11 as Americans were remembering the terrible attack of 14 years ago.

Photos posted on social media shows the polished tiled floor of the mosque covered in rubble, bodies and pools of blood, and people fleeing the area bleeding and covered in soot.

The tragic incident in Saudi Arabia occurred shortly before the 6:30 pm Friday evening prayer session – one of the busiest times of the week – causing devastation to what is the largest mosque in the world. … Pictures taken before the disaster show the crane being struck by a bolt of lightning and authorities are in little doubt extreme weather was to blame. … The mosque stands at 3.84 million square feet and can hold up to 820,000 worshippers, but this latest renovation will increase it to 4.3 million square feet, allowing it to accommodate up to 2.2 million at a time. Daily Mail.com

Gaping hole: The collapsed crane has caused a huge crater in the floor of the Great Mosque, which was undergoing an expansion

Gaping hole: The collapsed crane has caused a huge crater in the floor of the Great Mosque, which was undergoing an expansion

Major Sandstorm in Israel: At the same time, Israel is experiencing one of the worst sandstorms on record for the fourth day from a freak storm that began in Syria. Notice the picture below which would normally have a clear background of the Temple Mount and the Gold Dome which is only a thousand yards or so away. It was taken from a popular photo spot on the Mount of Olives. Below it is a normal view from the same area.

Sandstorm 2

Normal View of Temple Mount from Mt of Olives

Normal View of Temple Mount from Mt of Olives

Do these events relate to 9-11, the last day of the Shemitta Year (starts Saturday at sundown), the Fall Feasts (Trumpets begins at sundown Sunday), the fourth blood moon (Sept 28)? Or should they be dismissed as meaningless coincidences? Wow! At the very least, we need to be awake, alert and watching. These are profoundly prophetic times.

“Immediately after the tribulation of those days the sun will be darkened, and the moon will not give its light; the stars will fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens will be shaken. Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in heaven, and then all the tribes of the earth will mourn, and they will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven with power and great glory. And He will send His angels with a great sound of a trumpet, and they will gather together His elect from the four winds, from one end of heaven to the other. “Now learn this parable from the fig tree: When its branch has already become tender and puts forth leaves, you know that summer is near. So you also, when you see all these things, know that summer is near—at the doors! Assuredly, 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.” Matthew 24:29-35

Matthew 24:29-35

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