United Nations

18 09 2017

This week is the UN General Assembly. You may like this video warning about the UN’s bias against Israel. It was recorded by a young Israeli from a so-called “settlement” in the West Bank, known as Judea and Samaria in the Bible. Pray for God’s purpose of restoration for Israel.

President Trump met with PM Netanyahu today (Monday) and will speak to the General Assembly tomorrow morning. Netanyahu will speak tomorrow afternoon. Pray that they will be on the same page and speak what Yehovah God wants them to say.

This is a very prophetically pregnant week with the Feast of Trumpets/Rosh haShana beginning Wednesday night/Thursday.  This is the first of the Fall feasts, followed by Yom Kippur and Tabernacles. Thursday also happens to be the United Nations Day of Peace and Safety. I am not making this up.

Why do the nations rage, and the people plot a vain thing? The kings of the earth set themselves, and the rulers take counsel together, against Yehovah and against His Anointed, saying, “Let us break Their bonds in pieces and cast away Their cords from us.” He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; the Lord shall hold them in derision. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure: “Yet I have set My King On My holy hill of Zion.” Psalm 2:1-6

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

 

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Good Stories from Israel

15 09 2017

shofarot

  1. SOUNDS OF MESSIAH? HORNS OF JACOB’S SHEEP BLOWN: For the first time since the Temple stood in Jerusalem, the sounds of shofarot (ram horns) from Jacob’s Sheep were heard in Israel, trumpeting out from the mountains of Naftali, in a powerful chorus that may soon be announcing Messiah in the far corners of the world. (This is worth the read… full story).
  2. Argentina Turns Over Tens of Thousands of Holocaust Documents to Israel: Argentina’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs produced the 139,544 documents mostly between 1939 and 1950.
  3. Israel’s UN Ambassador Danny Danon begins term as UN General Assembly Vice President: With the opening of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly this week, Danon will preside over a General Assembly session for the first time when Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu addresses the UN next Tuesday (September 19).
 “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 Yehovah 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
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)
(Why use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)

 





The God of Abundant Mercy

12 09 2017

Irma

Hurricane Irma was cut in half at landfall in what I can only call the mercy of God. Many believers prayed and He answered. Hallelujah! Praise Him. Now is the time to give thanks. Much damage was done of course with some to still be discovered, but nothing like the forecasts. The media credited the Bermuda high for steering the storm, but I credit our Heavenly Father’s mercy.

For You, Lord, are good, and ready to forgive,
And abundant in mercy to all those who call upon You.

But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious,
Longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.Psalm 86:5, 15

But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us, Ephesians 2:4

After Hurricane Andrew 25 years ago, I heard an amazing truth from a pastor friend who lived in Andrew’s path. I asked what he heard from the Lord through the storm. His answer was: “I learned that God loves His people, but He doesn’t care much about our stuff.” Pastor Ray Marco

Again we see that wonderful abundant mercy of God. We just need to praise Him and thank Him.

Shalom!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 





Where is God? Harvey? Irma? Holocaust?

7 09 2017

Bottomless Pit

With our attention riveted on hurricanes, I have two comments about God’s place in the massive death and destruction of cataclysmic events of weather and wars. Is God there?

  1. Six million Jews died in the Holocaust. (Was that the time of Jacob’s trouble?)
  2. Many thousands die in storms, fires and earthquakes.

One is the result of war, the other natural disasters. In either case the question is asked defiantly: Where is God? To answer this question we must distinguish between His dealings with nations from His dealings with individuals.

First, we know that Yehovah God is omnipresent, He is everywhere all the time. Secondly, we know that He is a Father and His primary nature is love. Thirdly, we know from Psalm 19 that His judgments are true and righteous. If you don’t believe that, you reject the God of the Bible.

The law of Yehovah is perfect, converting the soul; ​​the testimony of Yehovah is sure, making wise the simple; the statutes of Yehovah are right, rejoicing the heart; ​​the commandment of Yehovah is pure, enlightening the eyes; the fear of Yehovah is clean, enduring forever; ​​the judgments of Yehovah  are true and righteous altogether. ​​More to be desired are they than gold, ​​yea, than much fine gold; ​​sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb. ​​Moreover by them Your servant is warned, and in keeping them there is great reward. Psalm 19:7-11

  1. Holocaust and wars. Because of the reality of evil and a real devil, there is much sin and death caused not by God but by evil. Ultimately God will end evil. He only delays to allow for many millions more to choose His salvation. Nations hang in the balance of His judgments and receive the consequences of their policies. The Holocaust was the despicable result of Nazi policy conceived by Hitler and the devil straight out of the pits of hell. It is, sadly, quite logical for Jews to ask where God was at that time. Many are atheists rather than accepting a God who would allow such a heinous crime. Yet, individually, Yehovah showed mercy to many as reports attest. And His mercy of salvation personally was still possible for each victim on the basis of their heart toward God and His promise of the Messiah. Only He can know the heart.
  2. Natural disasters. God uses such events as wake-up calls for nations to repent from ungodly pursuits, and turn to Him for blessing and favor on their cities and nation. And also, again, individuals have a personal opportunity to call on Him for mercy and salvation. We heard many inspiring testimonies of Jesus from Hurricane Harvey. Where is your heart toward Him? Are you mad at God? Ask for mercy, humble yourself and repent. Call on the Messiah Yeshua and He will save you eternally. We may or may or not survive physically, but we have the hope of life eternal. Because Jesus was raised from the dead, we know that we also will be raised to be with Him and the Father forever.

When I shut up heaven and there is no rain, or command the locusts to devour the land, or send pestilence among My people, if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14

Therefore, we do pray for our nation in this time of natural disasters of wind and fire. Yehovah have mercy, and may our nation turn back to God. And we also pray for His purpose of restoration, favor and peace for Israel. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

 





Sky Above Israel – 1 min. video

5 09 2017

Here is a little taste of Israel to refresh your day. Enjoy.

Thus says the Lord Yehovah: “On the day that I cleanse you from all your iniquities, I will also enable you to dwell in the cities, and the ruins shall be rebuilt. The desolate land shall be tilled instead of lying desolate in the sight of all who pass by. So they will say, ‘This land that was desolate has become like the garden of Eden; and the wasted, desolate, and ruined cities are now fortified and inhabited.’ Then the nations which are left all around you shall know that I, Yehovah, have rebuilt the ruined places and planted what was desolate. I, Yehovah, have spoken it, and I will do it.”Ezekiel 36:33-36

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

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





Sheep or Lemmings?

30 08 2017

220px-Tunturisopuli_Lemmus_Lemmus Are you a sheep or a lemming? Do you follow the crowd, the mob, mass hysteria? Or are you a sheep who knows the voice of the shepherd and follows it to safety? Propaganda depends on the mob mentality. Today’s cultural chaos requires true believer to know the voice of Jesus. We need to listen to the Holy Spirit, Who was given as our Teacher of all the truths that Jesus taught in His earthly ministry. This post is shared in the context of Hurricane Harvey.

First, let me admit that lemmings committing mass suicide is a myth. However, the metaphor for human behavior does exist:

Someone who blindly follows a crowd—maybe even toward catastrophe—is called a lemming. Over the past century, the myth has been invoked to express modern anxieties about how individuality could be submerged and destroyed by mass phenomena, such as political movements or consumer culture. Encyclopædia Britannica

So, we need to test the spirits to see if they are from God. Do not blindly accept everything you hear. Test it. “Watch the witness!” as brother Arthur Burt always said. Does the report agree with what the Holy Spirit is saying in your heart? Does it agree with the Bible?

Beloved, do not believe  every spirit, but test the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. 1 John 4:1

The coming of the lawless one is according to the working of Satan, with all power, signs, and lying wonders, and with all unrighteous deception among those who perish, because they did not receive the love of the truth, that they might be saved. And for this reason God will send them strong delusion, that they should believe the lie, that they all may be condemned who did not believe the truth but had pleasure in unrighteousness. 2 Thessalonians 2:9-12

This is serious business. As we watch the rise of chaos and anarchy in our nation, we must be more vigilant. Keep our lamps filled with the oil of the Holy Spirit.

On the brighter side, even in the midst of the terrible devastation of Hurricane Harvey this week, hearts have turned to God for His mercy. Even the media cannot ignore the colorblind love of neighbor helping neighbor. The lie of racial division is exposed by the love poured out without respect to skin color from both victim and rescuer. Media types have been heard more than ever sending not only their “thoughts,” but openly sending their “prayers.” I pray that our nation will turn our hearts to Heaven and the fountain of mercy from the living God Yehovah.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the United States.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

 

 





Why We Need Toucans

26 08 2017

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The Best of Elisha Vision Commentary – reprinted from June 17, 2011

I was reading a really horribly twisted article on the Jerusalem Post this morning which I suggest you read, to understand people who try to solve Israel’s problems without Yehovah God. It includes mockery of Glen Beck and his Jerusalem rally in August. The writer also manages to attack Sarah Palin, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann and Mike Huckabee along with other American and Israeli conservatives. He even manages to skewer several godly pastors both living and dead.

There is a mantra of the godless left that says “right-wing” Christians and Jews hate Muslims. This is a lie. Jesus died for Muslims, and God calls them to repentance as He does for all people. God loves people and desires that they choose life in Him. Therefore, we love Muslim people as God does. However, the ideology and religious doctrine of Islam is paganism. It denies that God is a Father and that Jesus is His Son Who died on the cross to save whosoever will come to Him.

So, why do we need toucans? After reading the article, I stared at my computer background which today is the toucan. I just started worshiping the glorious beauty and diversity of our Creator. Could the world get by without that one specie of tropical bird? Probably yes. Yet, God in His infinite wisdom may have just decided one day: “Wouldn’t it be cool to have at least one of my birds with an enormous yellow and orange beak with stark black and white feathers?” Well, if that is what God was thinking, I agree. Even the flight of the toucan is cool. Because of the disproportionate weight of his prize beak, a toucan has to work hard to gain altitude and then falls as he glides, pumps up to heights again, only to fall again as he glides.

Somehow I think life is a bit like a toucan with our own ups and downs, but God is with us! We have a place in His purpose that is uniquely ours. Don’t ever tire of pumping up your altitude in the Holy Spirit, the glide is worth it.

But those who wait on Yehovah shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

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