1 Picture = 1,000 Words

27 08 2015
New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

New palace of Palestinian Authority Pres. Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah Aug 2015

Top ten Reasons it’s good to be the “King” (Chairman, President, Dictator, Head) of the Palestinian Authority.

10. You get nearly total personal control over billions of bucks given for the “Palestinian Refugees”.

9.  You get to enjoy your tenth year of a four-year elected term of office.

8.  You get to fly around the world as a “diplomat”.

7.  You get all the perks of “Head of State”, even though you don’t have a state.

6.  You get honor for your Doctorate (even though the thesis was denial of the Holocaust).

5.  You get help from the US President in deligitmizing Israel.

4.  You get to speak at the United Nations.

3.  You get to play “good cop” to Hamas as “bad cop”.

2.  You get the starring role as “oppressed victim” in reality TV political soap opera.

And the number one reason it is good to be the Head of the Palestinian Authority is:

1.  You get a really nice house.

 

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Goliath’s Four Brothers

19 08 2015

EV Israel Trip 2015 473Goliath’s Humongous Gate Found

We visited the stream where David picked up five smooth stones to slay Goliath when we were in Israel in February. A huge gate was found in the area at the site of Gath, Goliath’s home town. I even picked up a couple of stones myself while there with our tour group. For years I have said the reason David picked up five stones was because Goliath had four brothers. Israel Today Magazine has a great story about it. Here is sample quotation followed by a link to the rest of the story.

The gate of the Philistine city Gath was so impressive that it received mention in I Samuel 21 in the story of David’s escape from King Saul to Achish, king of Gath.

Gath is one of the largest tells or ancient ruin mounds in Israel and was settled almost continuously from the 5th millennium BCE until modern times.

We know that Goliath had four giant brothers called “Lords of the Philistines” in Joshua 13:3. When David goes out to meet the humongous warrior of Gath he knows that he will also need to deal with his oversized brothers. Indeed, the other four Philistine giants eventually do show up in II Samuel 21:22 only to be defeated by David and his men.

David understood that in order to achieve full victory, Israel must cast out all the giants from the land. You cannot deal with just one stronghold (or sin), but must be prepared to go all the way. Better not to cast that first stone only to discover we are in a battle for which we are not prepared. Israel Today

The writer makes a great point in the last paragraph. We face many giants in our world today, and they are enemies. Make sure you stand in God’s strength and do not lean on the flesh, but stand in the power of the Holy Spirit. We need to prepare for battle. This is serious, but if we stay in Jesus, we win!

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. Therefore, put on every piece of God’s armor so you will be able to resist the enemy in the time of evil. Then after the battle you will still be standing firm. Ephesians 6:10-13 NLT 
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First Sneak Peek at My New Book

6 08 2015

NC writing retreat 8-15Doreen and I are presently writing in the North Carolina mountains. I am finishing my new book on Christian Zionism (sneak peek overview below). Doreen is writing her fourth children’s book, which completes her series. Please pray for us for a free flow of the Holy Spirit as we write. Thank you. Here is a first look at my newest book:

Blessing Israel – The Throne of Zion

Compelling Biblical Evidence of Zion’s Purpose in God’s Heart

Overview: The idea that God would single out one people to bless and favor has been the source of much controversy from the beginning. It started within Jacob’s own family with that famous (or infamous) coat of many colors. Who knew at the time, the great intrigue that would result not only with Joseph, but ultimately all nations.

My goal in writing this little guide to Christian Zionism is that you would lay it down after reading the last chapter concluding that you, too, are a Zionist.

This will involve learning the true Biblical idea of God’s purpose in blessing Israel and the definition of Zionism according to the Bible text. It must also serve to expose the many false definitions of Zionism, which has become a curse to many.

To find the correct understanding we look not to man’s definitions, but to God Himself. We want to know how He defines Zionism. What was in His heart? Did He favor a people only to reject all others? Or, did God set out to raise up a people to show the world what His love and favor produces, and invite them to join? The saga continues throughout human history, but concluding now, in this generation, with the most exciting climax possible.

We are also praying for the financial ability to get both books published as soon as possible. Thank you for your prayers.

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The Lego Church: Some Assembly Required

31 07 2015
Lego Revival

Lego Revival

Batteries not included. Last night in our home Bible study we were in Hebrews 10. There is a familiar verse there that I call the Lego verse. My grandson, Canyon, is quite skilled at putting together very complicated Lego spaceships. In our discussion of this verse, we saw a new tweak on the traditional interpretation of gathering together.

Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful. And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works, not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the Day approaching. Hebrews 10:23-25

The Greek word for assembling is “epi-synogogue” which clearly indicates a gathering. But we saw a little more insight last night. God by His Holy Spirit is also in the process of assembling us together as one would a Lego model. Each piece has a special fit to another piece to complete the whole. We are not alone, and are not purposed to stand alone. The Kingdom of God is relational. We are joined to one another according to His purpose.

Oh, and about batteries? God does much better. He even beats solar cells. We are designed with a wireless connection to Heaven cells for Yehovah’s eternal power supply. So remember to obey both levels of this verse. Gather together with other believers to stir up love and good works; but also yield to Jesus for His placement as He builds His Church to smash the gates of hell.

but, speaking the truth in love, may grow up in all things into Him who is the head—Christ—from whom the whole body, joined and knit together by what every joint supplies, according to the effective working by which every part does its share, causes growth of the body for the edifying of itself in love. Ephesians 4:15-16

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Not My Will!

27 07 2015
Potter Crafting Pot on Potter's Wheel

Potter Crafting Pot on Potter’s Wheel

This year I have had a major word on my heart. It is time for believers to stop chasing our own will and fall in love with God’s will. Pagans commit suicide following their false gods. It is time for true believers lay our lives down for the living God Yehovah, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. He is the God of Israel and His Son Yeshua, Jesus, is the Messiah Savior!

We are not asked to commit physical suicide in some twisted appeasement to a bloodthirsty imaginary god. But we are asked to “die to self”; stop doing our own will, and follow Jesus. Recently, after sharing this word in several other states, I had the honor of sharing it with New Path Church in Raleigh, NC. Today I offer the link for your consideration. Please watch and listen and renew your own decision to serve Yehovah. The message is entitled: The Hinge of History

http://newpathchurch.com/the-hinge-of-history-pastor-les-lawrence/

He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, “O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.” Matthew 26:39

But now, O Yehovah, You are our Father; We are the clay, and You our potter; and all we are the work of Your hand. Isaiah 64:8

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(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.)





Save the Druse

23 07 2015

Dry Bones DruseMy Israeli friend Yaakov Kirschen (Although we have never met, we think alike), has a great cartoon this week. The plight of the Druse is a true concern. Read on to hear his explanation and appeal.

The emergency is dire but to understand it you’ll have to examine the map.

We are proud to call Israel “the Jewish State”, but ever since our fight for independence we have had a covenant with our Israeli Druze brothers and sisters. They are as “Israeli” as Jews are. On the map I’ve shown the Israeli Golan Heights as blue. When we won control of the Golan from the Syrians we “inherited” these additional (non-Israeli) Syrian Druze. They still live there in peace with us.

Inside Syria I’ve labeled “Jabal Druze” as “the Trapped Druze”. About 750,000 Druze now live there. From 1921 to 1936 it was an independent Druze State (Jabal al-Druze). They are about to be attacked, raped, tortured, and slaughtered by ISIS, the Islamic State.

These trapped Druze need weapons to defend themselves. We are in a position to arm them.

I believe that we cannot/should not ignore their plight. Dry Bones

And if a stranger dwells with you in your land, you shall not mistreat him.34 The stranger who dwells among you shall be to you as one born among you, and you shall love him as yourself; for you were strangers in the land of Egypt: Iam Yehovah your God. Leviticus 19:33-34

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Netanyahu: Leader of the Free World

16 07 2015

Iran dealOnly Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has steadfastly, consistently opposed the Iran deal. Tuesday, the Western powers “gave away the farm” to Iran. They even threw in at least two items that were not even previously discussed.

#1 They allowed for Iran to use the 150 BILLION DOLLARS in sanction relief to purchase more sophisticated conventional arms to expand their terror network. The deal legitimizes Iran to become a legal nuclear power in ten years.

#2 They absolved the head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guard of personal charges and sanctions. If you add this to our Administration releasing the five Taliban super-terrorists in the Bergdahl fiasco, you see why I conclude that the US is no longer the leader of the free world. Only Israel stands in the way of Iran’s stated goal of world conquest.

Doreen and I just returned from the Christians United for Israel Summit in Washington, DC with over 6,000 participants. After the sessions, we all fanned out all over Capital Hill to lobby our Senators and Representatives against the Iran deal. All 50 states were in attendance. The timing was supernatural. The Iran announcement was Tuesday morning, the very day we all had our appointments in the offices of our elected officials.

Make no mistake. It is definitely possible to raise the 67 Senate votes to override the certain Presidential veto. I ask you to pray and intercede for the next 60 days of Congress’ consideration. But add action to you prayers by contacting your representatives in every way possible. We can do this!

Finally, pray for Israel and PM Netanyahu. He is the foremost world leader standing against Iran. Imagine the other leaders deciding Israel’s fate while not allowing Israel inside the talks! Unbelievable! It was the same when Chamberlain appeased Hitler (video) by giving him Czechloslavkia without them at the table. Even the Arab countries were left out of the talks! Now we see Israel and Arab countries like Saudi Arabia standing in agreement against Iran and the deal. What an upside down world we live in today!

Praise God we have read the end of the Book. Israel will not be destroyed, but prosper and grow. The enemies of Israel will lose and God’s unconditional promises will be kept. Hallelujah!

Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Psalm 121:3 NLT

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