Happy Hanukka

14 12 2017

Dry Bones Happy

It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication. John 10:22

Pray for rain and peace for Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

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US Embassy: Recognition of Reality – X4

6 12 2017

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Praise God for President Trump keeping his promise to move the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the eternal capital of the Jewish people. Here are my four prophetic observations that you won’t see in the secular news.

  1. It’s not about Israel, it’s about the United States. Although Israel is rejoicing with today’s Presidential declaration, the real effect is God blessing the US because we are blessing Israel according to Genesis 12:3. We are recognizing the reality on the ground that Jerusalem has been Israel’s modern capital for 70 years , and in the Bible  for over 3,000 years, since King David’s original declaration.
  2. It’s not about Trump, it’s about God. I honor our President for keeping his word from the campaign. Our three previous presidents broke their promise to move the Embassy. But the real credit belongs to God who moved on President Trumps heart, who is simply obeying and carrying out the will of the God of Israel. Derek Prince, one of my mentors, used to say: When you and the Holy Spirit arrive at the same place, at the same time; it makes you look good.” The same applies to Trump’s promise to “drain the swamp”. I believe God is draining the corrupt and immoral swamp of modern American culture way beyond politics in DC. It is God’s doing and the fact that Trump gives voice to God’s purpose actually does make Trump look good, but it is happening because it is God’s timing for restoration.
  3. It does not kill the “peace process” which was already dead. The Arabs and Muslims have been opposing peace for 100 years, blocking every attempt. The most recent major push was the 1993 Oslo accords which have been a joke. How is that working out for you? It only brought suicide bombings and riots with Israel losing land in every “land for peace,” deal, that never brought peace. After 24 years it is time to pronounce that process dead. It is futile to impose the two-state concept for many practical reasons, but the final word is God’s. He has given the land to Israel; and all the nations of the world and all the demons of hell will not cancel out Yehovah’s eternal plan.
  4. Yehovah is raining on the “Days of Rage”. All the usual suspects are lining up to oppose the move with threats and a call for three days of rage. I had to laugh when a Fox News report a few minutes ago suggested that it is going to be cold and  rainy the next three days in Israel, which may reduce the demonstrations. Ha! Pray for rain!
O Yehovah, my strength and my fortress, ​my refuge in the day of affliction, The Gentiles shall come to You from the ends of the earth and say, “Surely our fathers have inherited lies, worthlessness and unprofitable things.” Will a man make gods for himself, which are not gods? “Therefore behold, I will this once cause them to know, I will cause them to know My hand and My might; And they shall know that My name is Yehovah. Jeremiah 16:19-21
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)




Embassy Move Monday?

2 12 2017

O JerusalemAnd it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. Zechariah 12:3

Waiver was not signed yesterday. Friday, December 1, was the deadline to file the waiver to postpone moving the US Embassy for another six months. However, a technicality allows the signing as late as Monday. Reports from at least two inside White House sources suggest three possible choices.

President Trump could sign the waiver and pass the buck for six months. However, the report says he will either not sign it at all, which would require moving the Embassy, or sign it and then make a big announcement Wednesday.

The President may announce that the United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as  Israel’s capital. While that would be a monumental milestone, it would leave our Embassy in Tel Aviv. Yet, it would be a step in the right direction. The Arabs will react either way. Why not just do it all at once? Here are links to a few of the relevant articles.

A Critical Decision – the importance for both countries of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Trump could recognize Jerusalem on Wednesday

TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

Erekat: “Trump recognition of Jerusalem is playing with fire”

Hamas vows renewed ‘intifada’ if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Yehovah also will roar from Zion, 
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But Yehovah will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel. Joel 3:16

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Wonder Woman: Mossad Agent?

29 11 2017

Gal Gadot

This is a true story for a little post-Thanksgiving humor. A Lebanese newspaper writing about a supposed Israeli spy, claimed that his contact was Gal Gadot, Wonder Woman. It was not true, of course, they confused her with someone else. It was just easier to find a picture of Gal Gadot and hope people wouldn’t notice. Ha! They noticed.

It’s a great source of pride for the Jewish state that the modern incarnation of Wonder Woman is being played by proud Israeli actress Gal Gadot. But Gadot found herself cast in a very different role this week by the Lebanese newspaper Al Liwaa.

The Beirut-based daily was reporting on the arrest last Friday of Lebanese actor and playwright Ziad Itani on charges of espionage. Al Liwaa needed a photo of the Israeli agent who turned Itani, identified as one Collette Vianfi, so it published a shot of the most famous and attractive Jewess it could find – Gal Gadot!

Other Lebanese newspapers and online media outlets immediately pointed out the error, and Al Liwaa’s editorial staff issued an apology. Israel Today

On a more serious note, be in prayer for the decision about moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem. The decision by President Trump will be announced in the next 48 hours. If he signs the waiver again, it will be another six months before the US Embassy moves to the Israeli capital city. Every other US Embassy around the world is in the host nation’s capital. It is about time.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 

 

 





THANKS-giving

22 11 2017

Dry Bones Thanksgiving 2017

We pause to grateful and humble THANKS to our wonderful heavenly Father, Yehovah God. Once again we remember to thank Him for His grace and mercy. Here is a flashback to my 2011 Thanksgiving blog where I explained why the emphasis should be on the first syllable.

BE THANKFUL. Yesterday, Doreen and I stopped by to see our “spiritual daughter”, Laura, at her store downtown. We always honor her as the one who taught us how to pronounce this holiday. (She actually teaches a class in how to speak Southern.) I used to say Happy ThanksGIVING, but she emphasized the first syllable: Happy THANKSgiving. And she is right, of course. This day is about being thankful. 11-23-11

A Psalm of Thanksgiving
Make a joyful shout to Yehovah, all you lands!
Serve Yehovah with gladness;
Come before His presence with singing.
Know that Yehovah, He is God;
It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves;[fn]
We are His people and the sheep of His pasture.
Enter into His gates with thanksgiving,
And into His courts with praise.
Be thankful to Him, and bless His name.
For Yehovah is good;
His mercy is everlasting,
And His truth endures to all generations.

Psalm 100

Thank you to all who read and support our ministry. You are loved. May you have a blessed THANKS-giving time this year.

I am thankful for three days of rain this week in Israel.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Saudi Checkmate

18 11 2017

Saudi kings

Saudi Arabia transformation will be complete with the ascension to the throne of Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, aka MBS. Reports are swirling in the media that King Salman, who is 81, will leave the throne next week. His 32-year-old son represents a spectacular departure from many years of elderly kings.

Report claims Saudi king, 81, to hand reins to son next week

The 81-year-old king will continue as a ceremonial figurehead, handing over official leadership of the country to his son — often referred to as MBS, the Daily Mail quoted royal sources as saying.Times of Israel

Fox News Special Report with Bret Baier reported the story Friday night, but it does not appear on their website today. While the timing may change, it is nevertheless inevitable for the young Prince to become King. Stay tuned.

Saudi Prince Muhammad is on eve of accession, plans war on Iran, with Israeli attack on Hizballah DEBKAfile

This has huge implications for Israel and for the Psalm 83 War we have discussed for several years now. Pray for wisdom for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Pray that he will listen to Yehovah God’s guidance from the Holy Spirit. Many world events are falling into place with Biblical prophecy.

There seems to be a rapid rise of millennials as heads-of-state, such as Macron in France and Kim Jung-Un in North Korea. You also see this in the immediate future of the Democrat Party. Sociologists chart the present living generations as: the Greatest Gen, baby boomers, Gen X, millennials and Gen Z. I think it is interesting that they are named using the last letter of the alphabet, since I believe we are living in the last generation before the Messiah comes. I explained this in my book, Generation LAST.

Gen Z kids were the first-born with the Internet and are suspected to be the most individualistic and technology-dependent generation. Sometimes referred to as the iGeneration. NPR

With all the changes on the world stage, you can be sure of one thing. God is right on schedule. He is in control and the Messiah Yeshua is coming soon. Keep looking up!

I tell you the truth, this generation will not pass from the scene until all these things have taken place. Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear. Luke 21:32-33 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in Israel!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)





Rumors of War

11 11 2017

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See that you are not troubled; for all these things must come to pass, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom. Matthew 24:6-7

This week’s resignation of Lebanon’s Prime Minister (via video from Saudi Arabia) has signaled a dangerous escalation in the tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. Until now, they have fought a proxy war in Yemen, but it now threatens expansion to direct war. They represent the two largest sects of Islam. The Saudi Monarchy controls Mecca and leads the Sunni branch of Islam which is about 85% of all Muslims. Even though Iran and the Shia are a much smaller percentage, Iran has a powerful and fanatical military, plus terrorist militias spread through the Middle East.

This poses a real danger to Israel and could even involve the US. We should be watchful and pray for Yehovah God’s purpose and peace.

People better start waking up and paying attention to what is happening in the Middle East, because the situation is becoming quite serious.  If things go badly, we could be facing a major regional war which would involve not only Saudi Arabia and Iran, but also potentially the United States and Israel. Prophecy News Watch

Psalm 83 outlines the present threats to Israel and also gives us the answer in the form of a prayer in verse 9: Deal with them as with Midian. This short prayer is pregnant with revelation. It refers back to the time of Gideon’s victory with his 300 men over the Midianites.

When the three hundred blew the trumpets, Yehovah set every man’s sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; Judges 7:22

This is exactly the pattern now sweeping the Middle East. Israel’s enemies are fighting each other since the Arab Spring. You can see it in internal civil wars like Syria, but also between nations. Most Bible students have not noticed that two different Greek words are used in Matthew 24 (quoted above). It is not repeating itself. First it refers to ethnic divisions and then to national divisions. We also see this pattern in conflicts in the whole world.

Yet, the counsel of Yeshua is clear. “The end is not yet.”

The Psalm 83 War must be settled first, followed by a time of peace before the Ezekiel Gog & Magog War. So, fasten your seat-belt, but know that God is in control and we are right on His schedule.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, and pray for rain!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                  (Read more)








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