Embassy Move?

26 04 2017

Holocaust day 2017

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY for President Trump’s first visit to Israel later this month. Timed to be near the Jerusalem reunification celebrations, odds are strong that he may bring a great gift to Israel. He could use the occasion to announce moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It has been 50 years since re-gaining Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.

Israel is the only nation where our embassy is not in the capital city. It is way past time to act on the law passed by Congress in 1995. A loophole in the law allowed the President to sign a six-month waiver for “national security” reasons. Each President since then has signed a waiver twice a year. The last one was by President Obama on December 1, 2016. The next deadline in June 1.

During his election campaign Trump vowed that if victorious he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, a highly symbolic move valued by Israel as confirmation of the city as its capital, but strongly opposed by Palestinians and the Arab world which want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Times of Israel

Yesterday President Trump spoke warmly about the Jewish people and the State of Israel at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance event. Trump said at the event that he “will always stand with our great friend and partner, the State of Israel “

“And we’ll never be silent — we just won’t — we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again.,” the American president stressed, saying that the scale of the loss was incomprehensible. “The Nazis massacred six million Jews. Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide. Millions more innocent people were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy, without even a sign of mercy.” Arutz Sheva

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
If I do not remember you,
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth—
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy. Psalm 137:5-6

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





See Something, PRAY Something

21 04 2017

PrayGreat advice from my Bible College days 50 years ago: “Don’t be a preacher who has to say something, be a preacher who has something to say.” That concept is missing today, not just with preachers, but everyone. People are spouting off their opinions all around, but not really saying anything. They just like to hear themselves talk. The reason they are not really saying anything is because they are disconnected from God’s voice. My goodness, there are many Christians who say God doesn’t even speak anymore, like He has gone mute.

That is why we have been hosting Issachar Forum: A Prophetic Think Tank for more than ten years. It is based on the reality of hearing God speak by the Holy Spirit, the Bible, creation and yes, even current events. In fact, He especially speaks about current events. Here is our basis:

…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do… 1 Chronicles 12:32

We are not looking for man’s opinion, we seek Yehovah God’s world view, and especially His specific purpose in current events. As sons and daughters of Issachar, we may not wield much human influence, but we are mighty through prayer. Prayer changes nations.

For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 2 Corinthians 10:4

So PRAY!

Here is an example. Why is Islam on the move? What about all the “refugees”? Where is God in all of it? Well, here is a Biblical view. Just as the Nazis nearly conquered Europe, Islam seeks global supremacy with a similar core purpose: the annihilation of the Jews and now the State of Israel. Just as in Egypt, Satan meant it for evil, but God turns it to good. I maintain that God reversed the aim of the Nazis and used their atrocities as a springboard to establish Israel (which by the way, He has said for millennia that He would do). So too, today, Yehovah will reverse Satan’s (and Islam’s goal) of destruction, to instead restore His beloved Israel. Here is the Biblical concept which sheds light on how God works.

“Therefore behold, the days are coming,” says Yehovah, “that it shall no more be said, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of Egypt,’ but, ‘Yehovah lives who brought up the children of Israel from the land of the north and from all the lands where He had driven them.’ For I will bring them back into their land which I gave to their fathers.
“Behold, I will send for many fishermen,” says Yehovah, “and they shall fish them; and afterward I will send for many hunters, and they shall hunt them from every mountain and every hill, and out of the holes of the rocks. Jeremiah 16:14-16

Though severe, it is our loving and faithful Father bringing His people home.

So, when you see something in the news, find out God’s purpose in it, and then PRAY into His will. If you want your prayers to be answered, try praying in agreement with what God has already said He intends to accomplish.

So PRAY something!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (Read more)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)





Turkey, the Real Caliphate

17 04 2017

Caliph

The Turkey referendum last Sunday bestowed near dictatorial power to President Erdogan. I have maintained that ISIS is a premature and false Caliphate. I know this is way out on the end of a very long limb, but he is my best guess at the moment for the Antichrist.

After the “military coup” last summer he imprisoned just about anyone who opposed him in a purge. Estimates were at least 40,000 to more than 200,000. He is steadily moving Turkey toward a radical Islamic Republic (think Iran).

The discussion for a decade was when Turkey would be admitted to the European Union. The better question is when will the EU, which is fast becoming Islamicized, be admiitted to the Caliphate based in Istanbul?

Perhaps the most stunning clue was seen just a few days after the coup. Sheikh Yusuf Qaradawi, president of the World Federation of Muslim Scholars and the most influential global Muslim cleric, endorsed Erdogan as the “Supreme Leader” of the entire Muslim world.  He was joined by a host of other prominent Muslim scholars from around the globe. (Qaradawi has a TV viewership of 60 million each week. He also led prayers in Cairo in a gathering of 2 million Egyptians on one occasion.) The proclamation of Erdogan was widely publicized throughout Islamic media, but not a whisper in the West. Thanks to ex-terrorist believer Walid Shoebat for translating the proclamation into English:

It consists of what many viewed as a direct command from heaven itself to Erdogan declaring that “Allah” including “the angelic host” and “the saints” appointed Erdogan to be given allegiance by all Muslims including all Muslim scholars from all four corners of the globe:

“Allah is with you and all Arab and Muslim nations are with you including all freedom loving people are with you. We, all the Muslim scholars, in the four corners of the globe, are with you. The Angel Gabriel and the righteous one [in heaven] are with you. And after that the angels will be revealed.

We are all with you. It is because you have stood with righteousness against evil. You are with justice against injustice…

Dear President, lead Turkey as you wish and as we wish … we will be with you giving you strength and will support your party and your loyalists as Allah instructed “O ye who believe fear Allah and stand with the righteous …”

Is Erdogan the Antichrist? Of course I don’t know, but he certainly is a leading candidate.

Dear children, the last hour is here. You have heard that the Antichrist is coming, and already many such antichrists have appeared. From this we know that the last hour has come. 1 John 2:18

And who is a liar? Anyone who says that Jesus is not the Christ. Anyone who denies the Father and the Son is an antichrist. 1 John 2:22

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 

 

 





Glorious Resurrection Day, but Please Stop Using the E word.

13 04 2017

Empty-Tomb-Picture-01

HE’S ALIVE! Christians all over the world will celebrate the resurrection of Yeshua/Jesus this Sunday. It is a most glorious worship of the One who conquered death. We cannot overemphasize the magnitude of that event. We should be giddy with joy. Yet I am grieved over an almost universal blind spot in churches this week. Most will use the name of the pagan goddess of  Babylon freely in their services.

We are instructed: In the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. 2 Corinthians 13:1 (see also Deuteronomy 19:15 and Matthew 18:16). So what are you going to do from now on after reading the following four separate Scripture witnesses?

Simple Islam – Excerpts from Chapter 11 – Stop Saying the Names of other gods.

Most God-fearing Christians and Jews completely understand and respect the first commandment to have “no other gods” before Yehovah. Yet, in the Western nations, including America, many have opened up their thinking to other gods in the name of tolerance. This makes me want to ask them: “What part of ‘no other gods’ don’t you understand?”

It is only recently that I have found a more specific prohibition on the subject. You may have noticed by now that I am reluctant to say or write the name of the god of Islam. It is because the Bible prohibits it! What if we in America or at least believers were to practice the following four scriptures? Notice how the Holy Spirit progressively adds another component to the prohibition with each verse.

Here is the prohibition.

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. (Exodus 23:13).

Then Joshua adds three more conditions.

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 Yehovah your God, as you have done to this day. (Joshua 23:7).

The way a person converts to Islam is by standing in a public place and swearing allegiance three times to the god of Islam and his messenger, Muhammad. The next step is to serve that god and bow down to it. You have seen many examples of Muslims doing that even in public five times a day. I am ashamed to say that in a widely publicized picture, President Obama, who professes Christianity, bowed down 90 degrees from the waist to the King of Saudi Arabia, who is the religious custodian/keeper of Mecca.

The third scripture introduces another aspect, blood, which especially applies to radical Islamists. This blood thirsty death cult delights in the shedding of blood in the name of their god. Hence, we hear the perverse oath proclaimed by every suicide bomber before detonation, that his god is the greatest.

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. (Psalm 16:4).

Fourth, Hosea adds a final point. Not only will we not speak their names, but eventually their names will not even be remembered.

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

Psalm 83:4 highlights an amazing contrast: They have said, “Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation, that the name of Israel may be remembered no more.”  Satan does not have an original creative thought in his head. He can only twist and pervert what God says or does. So his plan to remove the remembrance of Israel is nothing more than a copycat idea from the truth that the devil and all his false gods face in eternity.

Now therefore, fear Yehovah, serve Him in sincerity and in truth, and put away the gods which your fathers served on the other side of the River and in Egypt. Serve Yehovah! (Joshua 24:14)

We have already been lulled into complacency by using the name of the top pagan goddess, called Ishtar in Babylon and known by other names in other cultures. Christians use her name in place of Resurrection Day, calling it by her name, Easter, which is a derivative of the Babylonian “queen of heaven”. (More detail at this link) To top off the deception, some King James Bible translations even miss-translate Acts 12:4 using the name of the goddess instead of Passover, which is the real word in the Greek (Pesach). Most translations have corrected this error, but it is still used almost universally by Christians. Is it that important to correct this error? I am convinced that it is critical, along with using God’s personal name, Yehovah. Only Satan and Allah benefit from our ignorance.

(Note: I have used the banned names in my teaching, much as the Bible does. The prohibition regards using other gods’ names in daily life.)

Disclaimer: This is not meant to condemn or to be taken legalistically. I am just sounding a shofar to alert you to these verses. With all the commercial use of the E-word it is very hard to avoid it. It is so ingrained in our culture that it is easy to slip up and say it. My point is that it is time to pivot from our earlier times of ignorance and seek to align our everyday behavior with God’s revealed purpose. Please Stop Using the E word.

Let’s celebrate the resurrection of the Lamb of Yehovah God with all our might! Praise the name of Jesus/Yeshua! HE IS ALIVE!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 





Passover Merger

10 04 2017

Passover LambAs Jewish families observe Passover this week, a growing phenomena is happening. More Christians than ever are also sharing a Passover supper. Tonight, Doreen and I will be with 110 of our closest friends to celebrate the deliverance of the human race from the slavery of sin and condemnation.

The passing over of the death angel in Egypt was the first indication of Yehovah’s plan of salvation through the blood of a lamb. Who knew back then that the Messiah would ultimately become that Lamb Himself? (Read Isaiah 53)Jews and Christians who really value Passover are closer than ever to that wonderful merger of Ephesians as I wrote about in my book, Blessing Israel.

Therefore remember that you, once Gentiles in the flesh—who are called Uncircumcision by what is called the Circumcision made in the flesh by hands— that at that time you were without Christ, being aliens from the commonwealth of Israel and strangers from the covenants of promise, having no hope and without God in the world. But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near by the blood of Christ.
For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace, and that He might reconcile them both to God in one body through the cross, thereby putting to death the enmity. And He came and preached peace to you who were afar off and to those who were near. For through Him we both have access by one Spirit to the Father. Ephesians 2:11-18

“One new man from the two” refers to Jews and former Gentiles, merging with one another by the Holy Spirit in their shared access to God. Hallelujah! This is the miracle of sacrifice of the eternal Lamb of God, our Messiah Yeshua.

Let it be done O Lord, according to your word. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

 





Israel Good News X5

4 04 2017

King David

Here are five Israel good news stories to lighten your day as we turn from winter to spring. God turned the page from judgement to merciful favor after the Holocaust!

You will arise and have mercy on Zion; For the time to favor her, Yes, the set time, has come. Psalm 102:13

Click on each one for the story…

Israel signs $6-7bn gas pipeline deal with Cyprus, Greece, Italy

A Billion Chinese Can Not Be Wrong

VIDEO: Watch As The UN Turns Blue & White!

Trump Accepts First Israeli Settlement in Over 20 Years

VIDEO: US Vice President Addresses AIPAC Convention

Pray for the peace, mercy, favor and restoration of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





Women’s March Leader Stripped of Citizenship and Deported

28 03 2017

Odeh screen-shot-2017-03-24You need to know this story. It will not likely make the evening news, but shows progress in US immigration debate. I find it shocking that Rasmea Odeh was a leader of the “Day Without Women” a few weeks ago (March 8).

  1. She was convicted of terrorism in Israel in 1969 and sentenced to life in prison. She was released in a prisoner swap, after serving ten years.
  2. Her conviction was for two terrorist bombings in Jerusalem which killed two students who were grocery shopping.
  3. Later she moved to the United States and lied on her citizenship application, failing to mention her jail time.
  4. She rose to prominence as an anti-Israel activist and “feminist” which resulted in her leadership of the “Day Without Women”.
  5. Finally, after a lengthy legal process, she was stripped of her falsified US citizenship and will be deported to Jordan on April 15.

I just thought you ought to know that things are beginning to turn around within our government. Here are links to more details about this story.

Ex-Terrorist Who Led ‘Women’s March’ Will be Deported

Left-Wing Darling And Convicted Terrorist Takes Plea Deal, Agrees To Deportation

Convicted Palestinian Terrorist Rasmea Odeh Will Leave U.S. Under Guilty Plea Deal

Convicted Terrorist Odeh to Leave U.S. Under Plea Deal in Immigration Case

In the meantime, when an innumerable multitude of people had gathered together, so that they trampled one another, He began to say to His disciples first of all, “Beware of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy. For there is nothing covered that will not be revealed, nor hidden that will not be known. Luke 12:1-2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 

 

 








%d bloggers like this: