Israel Hi-Tech

21 03 2017

Mobileye_logo

Israeli hi-tech innovation leads the world. In the midst of the gloom and doom of surrounding wars and terrorism, Israel is booming with prosperity and blessing. Mobileye, an Israeli start-up, is just the latest example. Its autonomous driving technology innovation attracted the interest of Intel, one of the world’s largest companies. Intel paid $15.3 billion, the most ever for an Israeli start-up.

Hi-tech behemoth Intel is really excited about its acquisition of Israel’s autonomous driving company Mobileye, and its new base of operations in the Jewish state.

At a press conference announcing the acquisition, Intel CEO Brian Krzanich said: “We think of ourselves as an Israeli company as much as a US company.” 

The chip-maker believes so much in Israeli innovation, that it’s going to make Mobileye’s Jerusalem headquarters the new central base of operations for all of Intel’s autonomous vehicle efforts. Israel Today

This is another sign of the favor of God on Israel. After nearly two millennia under God’s judgments, (see Romans 11), the page has turned. We are now in the period of Israel’s favor and restoration.

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

The worst time ever for the Jews was the Holocaust, followed almost immediately by the “page turning” miracle of Israel national rebirth. The Hebrew language was restored. They got their land back, the people back and even their capital city back, with the liberation of Jerusalem in 1967.

What a day to be alive to witness all this with our own eyes. We rejoice for Israel under the favor of God. Israel is meant to be a blessing to all the other nations. This safety technology is another example.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain this month.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





The Merger Miracle

17 03 2017

Merger

Jews and Christians will inevitably be united as one people and one nation.  It will take a miracle! Christian Zionists and Jewish Zionists working together is a great first step. But we have a long way to go, and only God can do it. Our part is to yield, leaning in to His lead. We will have to follow Him. Our sensitivity to His Holy Spirit voice may have life or death consequences.

The merger miracle can be seen in the often quoted verse from the Wisdom of Solomon:

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

The secret to the miracle is more than Jews and Christians working together for Zion. It is Yehovah God as the third strand of cord woven together. All three in unity makes a winning combination.

What motivates Yehovah? Did God bring Jews back to Israel from all over the world to just destroy them? No, that is the mantra of Iran. Did God originally choose Israel as a means to reject the world? No, His motive was to pave the way for all the nations to be blessed through Israel. Did God later choose the Church so He could find a way to completely and permanently reject Israel? No! He never gave up on them. He vowed to restore them and we have seen it in our lifetimes. (See Romans 11 for the full explanation.)

On a physical level, I see more land for Israel as the result of the Arab Spring described in Isaiah 19. The same is true for the Psalm 83 War. Both events, probably concurrent, will mean that Israel will need more immigrants. Many of those may eventually be Christian Zionists invited by Israel.

Spiritually and relationally, a great affinity is already forming between many Jews and Christians. On two separate occasions I heard Israeli Jews say that they “love God, believe in the Messiah, and when He comes they will look at His hands and feet. And then we will rejoice together!” That is an amazing confession.

Christians will have to give up replacement theology and Jews will accept Yeshua as Messiah. Jews will not become culturally gentile-ized, or Christian-ized out of their Judaism, but recognize that Yeshua simply fulfills all of the prophecies about the Messiah. Of course the convincing occurs in their relational interaction with Jesus, one on one. That is God’s part.

It really is a merging of the two, not a swallowing up of Israel by the Church. Israel is destined to be the head and not the tail. A sad fact is that it appears that a majority of “Christendom” (those who by title or nationality are considered Christian) may not actually know Jesus at all as their personal Savior. We are now in the prophetic time of the great apostasy, the falling away of the church. True relational, saved followers of Jesus may prove to be a distinct minority. I am not proposing that all true Christians will move to Israel, but that a substantial number will. It will be seen by all as a true miracle. (today’s post is an excerpt from Chapter 15 in my book, Blessing Israel)

And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; Genesis 26:4

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yehovah’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





Happy Purim

11 03 2017

Dry Bones Purim 2017

Today and tomorrow Jews around the world celebrate Purim, the festival honoring Esther’s great courage saving the Jews in ancient Persia/Iran. Today Iran again threaten Israel, yet the Jews take time to remember the victory story of Esther (Hebrew name: Hadassah), Mordecai and the evil Haman. Read about it in the Bible’s short Book of Esther.

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:13-16
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Pray for Israel Rain

9 03 2017

Dry Bones rain

Sea of Galilee at lowest level in century after driest February – Northern farmers warn they will have to stop watering huge swaths of cultivated land unless government steps in. Times of Israel

Israel desperately needs rain. The Sea of Galilee is at a 100 year low. Yet, Yehovah God has promised “rain in the time of latter rain.” We must pray into God’s promises. (It is the surest way to get our prayers answered.) Rain and snow and dew are part of the restoration of Israel in the last days. We must do our part. Pray for rain. There is one more month of the rainy season. Pray!

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

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yehovah your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain,
and the latter rain in the first month.Joel 2:26

Yehovah will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of Yehovah your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Yehovah, and they shall be afraid of you. And Yehovah will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which Yehovah swore to your fathers to give you. Yehovah will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.Deuteronomy 28:9-12

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.)





Praying for the POTUS

6 03 2017

Trump congress

I DECLARE that the anointing for the Presidency of the United States has been completely transferred from President Obama to President Trump. This means that the authority President Obama had is now gone. He may be surprised himself over his relative political impotence. I am not making this up, it is the truth of Scripture…

Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves.Romans 13:1-2

My good friend, Andrea George, sent me an email with a prayer vision for President Trump. She shows the similarity of the transition from King Saul to King David. David’s prayers in the Psalms could be applied to our praying for President Trump. Enjoy Andrea’s revelation.

Thanks Les.  Here are the prayers:
As you pointed out, the mantle (authority) of the office of President of the USA has been taken off the shoulders of the prior President and placed on the shoulders of President Trump. 
As Samuel anointed David, and Saul realized that he had lost the mantle (authority) of kingship, his heart filled with jealousy and he devised schemes to eliminate David and prevent his rule over the kingdom.  We see a parallel today in what is happening in the attempts to destabilize and remove the President from leadership:
Here are some of David’s words, as he cried to Yehovah during his time of being hunted and maligned.  Please join me in using these words in intercession for President Trump.  (It is also noted that David refused to kill or harm his oppressor.)
 
Psalm 35:26 – Let them be ashamed and brought to confusion together that rejoice at mine hurt; let them be clothed with shame and dishonor that magnify themselves against me (Donald Trump).
Psalm 38:4 – Let them be confounded and put to shame that seek after my (Donald Trump) soul; let them be turned back and brought to confusion that devise my (Donald Trump) hurt.
Psalm 40:14 – Let them be confounded and ashamed together that seek after my soul to destroy it.  Let them be driven backward and put to shame that wish me (Donald Trump) evil.
If, indeed, the prophecy that Donald Trump is a modern-day Cyrus appointed by God (to restore the Temple, and help Israel), then we pray that the blessings and promises of Genesis 12:3 will fall upon our nation and that our nation will turn back to Yehovah and His Kingdom principles.  Amen.
Genesis 12:3 – I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you;  and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.
 Blessings, Andrea
“All that’s necessary for the forces of evil to win in the world is for enough good men to do nothing.” – Edmund Burke
“To Him who is able to keep you from stumbling … be glory and majesty, dominion and power … both now and forever …”Jude 24,25
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ISIS Christian Massacre near Israel Border

27 02 2017

dry-bones-listening-sinaiWhy have you not heard about this genocide in US media? This happened this year in the Egyptian Sinai just a few miles from Gaza and Israel.

Coptic Christians flee N. Sinai homes after Islamist massacre Hundreds of Christian families arrived Friday in the Suez Canal town of Ismailia in flight from their northern Sinai home town of El Arish where ISIS’ Sinai affiliate has massacred some 30 Coptic Christians since early January. Thursday, terrorists shot Kamel Youssef to death in front of his wife and children in El-Arish. The day before, they killed a Christian man and burned his son alive, killing three other Christians in drive-by shootings. DEBKAfile: ISIS launched its latest genocidal rampage following Egyptian army attacks on its strongholds in central SinaiDEBKAfile February 25, 2017

Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. Reuters

And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then Yehovah will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yehovah in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to Yehovah and perform it. And Yehovah will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to Yehovah, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.Isaiah 19:20-22

We must pray for the Christians now being targeted all over the world. More Christians have died as martyrs in the 20th century until 2017, than the last two thousand years combined. We are also seeing a dangerous escalation of anti-Semitic attacks in recent years. Pray for Christians and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





Outside the Box Israel Peace

24 02 2017

dry-bones-uss

Here is an intriguing thought for meditation over the weekend. What if the Psalm 83 War is already over? What if Israel and the Psalm 83 states agree to a regional peace with Israel. This new cartoon raises the question. These same states have been trying to destroy Israel since 1948 through several wars.

I have maintained for several years that there would be one more war which Israel wins and then enjoys real peace for a few years. The big war of Gog and Magog of Ezekiel 38 is clearly when Israel is at peace with un-walled villages. This is not the case today. When Morsi (of the Muslim Brotherhood) ruled Egypt for one year, it seemed the fall of Jordan would allow for one last battle. But then a more friendly government rose in Egypt, and Jordan continues as Israel’s friend. So, I am willing to consider adjusting my scenario.

So what contradicts this new possibility? First, there may not be an agreement at all. The prospect could disappear in a puff of smoke. Also, Syria is certainly not yet in such a position. Plus, Hezbollah now has 100,000 rockets aimed at Israel, and they effectively control Lebanon thus blocking a role for Lebanon to join the peace. Finally, this new scenario is hard to get around Isaiah 17 and 19. The first text declares the complete destruction of Damascus. The second chapter describes a worse Egyptian civil war than Syria’s, along with the Nile River drying up completely, after which the remaining Egyptians accept the God of Israel and His “Savior”. Hmm, maybe I will stick with my original scenario.

And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then Yehovah will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yehovah in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to Yehovah and perform it. And Yehovah will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to Yehovah, and He will be entreated by them and heal them. Isaiah 19:20-22

Have fun figuring this one out, and enjoy your weekend!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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.)








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