I Can Only Imagine

20 03 2018

This brand new movie finished third last week and grossed over $17 million its first weekend, in a fraction of theaters compared to the big Hollywood releases. Check out the trailer…

It’s the song that brings ultimate hope to so many … often in the midst of life’s most challenging moments. Amazingly, the song was written in mere minutes by MercyMe lead singer Bart Millard. In reality, those lyrics took a lifetime to craft. (Link)

You need to go see this movie. It is about fatherhood, heartbreak and redemption. It is about real life and the possibility the transcendent God of Heaven. I suggested to my daughter, who is a very popular blogger, that she should write a review of this movie. But then I realized that it was my assignment also. So go see it.

Behold, I will send you Elijah the prophet before the coming of the great and dreadful day of Yehovah. And he will turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers, lest I come and strike the earth with a curse. Malachi 4:5-6
He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children, and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord. Luke 1:17

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)


Lost in Translation…

17 03 2018

For some time now I have listened to the voice of Yehovah God regarding a bombshell controversy in the Bible translation business. Here is the issue in a nutshell. Three major translators today are substituting the name of the god of Islam for Yehovah in Bibles intended for Muslim countries in their own languages. Their rationale is to make it more acceptable to their readers. On the surface, it may sound like a good evangelistic plan.

However, if you trick people into reading the Bible by deceiving them about the nature of God, you confuse rather than convert. Many moderns think Islam is some great complex religion, impossible to grasp. Allow me to simplify. The god of Islam is not a father and does not have a son, according to all their holy books and writings. This is indisputable from their own sources. The God of the Bible is a father and has a son revealed in both the Old Testament and the New Testament.

What does this conclude? The god of Islam is a different god. Period. Full stop. Selah.

Therefore, we do not “all worship the same god” no matter how many people, how high their place (including pastors and presidents) say otherwise. It really is that simple. You need go no further. You do not need 20 hours of comparative religion classes to “understand” Islam. You need to read your Bible. What part of: “You shall have no other gods before me” don’t you get? Exodus 20:3

The translation deception is only possible, because for millenia translators have refused to translate the name of God, Yehovah, conforming instead to Jewish rabbinic tradition. They substitute the generic LORD (in all caps) for His name. Yehovah is His personal name, mentioned 6,828 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament. Try reversing the substitution in your own reading. Say Yehovah every time it says LORD. You will open up an artesian well of revelation through Scripture.

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

I will declare the decree: Yehovah has said to Me, “You are My Son, Today I have begotten You.” Psalm 2:7

Kiss the Son, lest He be angry, And you perish in the way, when His wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all those who put their trust in Him. Psalm 2:12

For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life. For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved. John 3:16-17

 (Today’s commentary is a timely re-post from my blog from March 14, 2012 – See my book, Simple Islam, Kindle version now available.)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                   (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)

Jerusalem: Target… or Prize!

13 03 2018

Israel forever

My last blog was a Messianic view of no more war in the song: “One Day”. Unfortunately, we must wait a bit longer for that glorious time. Today we see wars and rumors of wars abounding. Jerusalem is at the center of it all, both good and bad, but Jerusalem is not the target, it is the prize. Everybody wants a piece of Jerusalem. The Jews have it, the Muslims demand it, the Christians claim it and the United Nations wants to internationalize it. Yet, it will remain the city of God.

My speaking tour in Florida ends tomorrow night at Gulf Coast Church in Largo. The theme of this trip has been Jerusalem, the Prize.

We do not know all that will unfold in the months and years ahead, but I strongly believe Israel is a key player in whatever is to come. On December 6, 2017 President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and began to move our embassy there. That historic pronouncement ranks right up there with the Balfour Declaration. Yehovah God will bless the US because of it, but the world is united against us. It is a monumental prophetic turning point of history training the world’s focus on Jerusalem. Make no mistake, Jerusalem is the issue. Jerusalem is not the target, it is the prize. (Excerpt from Speak to the Dirt!, my new Kindle book available here.)

Jerusalem belongs to Yehovah God, and He has called it His city. There is not another city on earth that has been claimed by God for Himself.

And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there. 1 Kings 11:36 

“This is what Yehovah says: You have said, ‘This is a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.’ Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah’s other towns, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to Yehovah. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to Yehovahh of Heaven’s Armies, for Yehovah is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:10-11 NLT

Make no mistake, though all the nations oppose and threaten Jerusalem, they will fail and Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of the Israel, the apple of God’s eye.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the time of latter rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)

One Day: No More Wars!

8 03 2018

Enjoy this wonder song recorded in Haifa, Israel. 3,000 Israeli Jews, Christians and Muslims singing in harmony. It sounds very Messianic to me. May the Messiah come soon! Enjoy.

Here are the lyrics to “One Day” by Israeli singer, Matisyahu

Sometimes I lay under the moon and thank God I’m breathing then I pray don’t take me soon ’cause I am here for a reason.

Sometimes in my tears I drown but I never let it get me down. So when negativity surrounds I know some day it’ll all turn around because…

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x]

It’s not about win or lose ’cause we all lose when they feed on the souls of the innocent blood-drenched pavement keep on moving though the waters stay raging.

In this maze you can lose your way (your way)
It might drive you crazy but don’t let it faze you, no way (no way)

One day this all will change treat people the same stop with the violence down with the hate.

One day we’ll all be free and proud to be under the same sun singing songs of freedom like: One day [4x]

Sometimes in my tears I drown (I drown) But I never let it get me down (get me down)
So when negativity surrounds (surrounds) I know some day it’ll all turn around because..

All my life I’ve been waiting for
I’ve been praying for
For the people to say
That we don’t wanna fight no more
There will be no more wars
And our children will play
One day [6x] Matisyahu Lyrics (Singing Is Believing!)

And he will judge among the nations, and will rebuke many people: and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. Isaiah 2:4

Pray for the real peace of Jerusalem through Messiah Yeshua, and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

My Hero, Nikki Haley

5 03 2018

If you are not familiar with our UN Ambassador, Nikki Haley, you owe it to yourself to watch this video from today’s AIPAC meeting. It is a great summary of the total change in the U.S. policy toward Israel from Obama to Trump. Enjoy!

My Florida ministry swing continues. We had a wonderful time of worship and ministry at my home church in Clearwater, Flowing River Church.

Thank you for your prayer support.

At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of Yehovah, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of Yehovah, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts. Jeremiah 3:17

Keep praying for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

Speak to the Dirt!

2 03 2018
Speak to the Dirt

Now available on Kindle

Why should I care about Jerusalem? The answer lies in a prophecy made by God to the LAND of Israel over 2,500 years ago. God gave a spoken word assignment to the Biblical prophet Ezekiel. It was a strange command to “speak to the dirt!” Ezekiel was told to literally travel all over the land of Israel and speak verbally to the hills, the valleys, the fields and the streams. We know God made a promise to the people of Israel, but He also gave these unconditional promises to the Land.

Why would God command a man to speak to dirt? Yet “Prophesy!” is the command that the Lord Yehovah gave to Ezekiel. Its force is no less urgent today. End time prophecy regarding Israel is being fulfilled before our very eyes and the church needs to understand what God is doing in the Promised Land today.

The recent proclamation by President Trump for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was followed by moving our Embassy to the city of God. This is indeed a turning point in world history as Yehovah God keeps His faithful promises in our day.

For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of  Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:1-2

A tremendous in-gathering of souls is taking place all over the world. This is even more significant when considering the physical and spiritual in-gathering of the Jewish people. In this book you will see how the events in Israel reflect the Fulfillment of God’s plan, the coming of the Messiah!

The spotlight of history is not held in man’s hand but in the hand of God. He is the Director of the Final Act – He will do precisely what he has always said he would do! (Les Lawrence from Speak to the Dirt! Now available on Kindle!)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

Deceit Meets Truth at Purim

26 02 2018

The opening chapter of a hand-written scroll of the Book of Esther, with reader’s pointer – Purim begins at sundown this Wednesday.

Haman and Mordecai in the Book of Esther have a direct application to today’s news. For several week my heart has heard that there is going to be a major reversal of all the accusations and intrigue against President Trump. The deceit has reached “Biblical proportions” that cries out for truth and justice.

Haman, the Jew’s enemy in Esther, nearly succeeded in the genocide of the Jews in the Persian Empire (modern-day Iran). However, through the courageous appeal of Esther, the King counteracted his decree and saved the Jews. But justice also prevailed against deceitful Haman. He had prepared gallows to hang Mordecai, but in the end was hung on his own gallows.


Now Harbonah, one of the eunuchs, said to the king, “Look! The gallows, fifty cubits high, which Haman made for Mordecai, who spoke good on the king’s behalf, is standing at the house of Haman.” Then the king said, “Hang him on it!” So they hanged Haman on the gallows that he had prepared for Mordecai. Then the king’s wrath subsided. Esther 7:9-10

My suggestion to you intercessors is to pray that the trap that has been set for the President will rather end up entrapping the deceivers. My faith is that Yehovah God is working behind the scenes to expose the wicked plots in fulfillment of His divine purpose of one last great awakening in the United States. God doesn’t care about our politics, He is establishing His Kingdom and His Son as King. Pray about it.

Also He (Jesus) said to them, “Is a lamp brought to be put under a basket or under a bed? Is it not to be set on a lampstand? For there is nothing hidden which will not be revealed, nor has anything been kept secret but that it should come to light. If anyone has ears to hear, let him hear.” Mark 4:21-23

For King Jesus and for His Kingdom!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

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