Who is Fair?

22 06 2018

Fairness

Here is a little something to ponder as you unplug from work this weekend.

While raising our three daughters, the question of fairness came up occasionally. Children can be quick to conclude they are being treated unfairly, usually because they don’t get their way. But fairness is not so much a question of what, but of who.

When a parent defends his judgement “…because I say so!” it can fall short, because we are imperfect and can be wrong. However when God defines fairness, He is 100% right, since it issues out from His perfect character of righteousness and truth. If you have an argument with God, the solution is simple; admit that you are wrong and He is right. Turn from you wrong-doing and line up with His will. “Turn (repent) and Live!” is His advice.

“Yet you say, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ Hear now, O house of Israel, is it not My way which is fair, and your ways which are not fair? When a righteous man turns away from his righteousness, commits iniquity, and dies in it, it is because of the iniquity which he has done that he dies. Again, when a wicked man turns away from the wickedness which he committed, and does what is lawful and right, he preserves himself alive. Because he considers and turns away from all the transgressions which he committed, he shall surely live; he shall not die. Yet the house of Israel says, ‘The way of the Lord is not fair.’ O house of Israel, is it not My ways which are fair, and your ways which are not fair?

“Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin. Cast away from you all the transgressions which you have committed, and get yourselves a new heart and a new spirit. For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of one who dies,” says the Lord Yehovah. “Therefore turn and live!” Ezekiel 18:25-32

God has no pleasure in death. Many will die in sin, but it grieves the Father God. He has given us the choice to turn to Him or refuse. He does not force us to repent. That is on us. He provided the way out for us by sacrificing His Son, the Messiah Yeshua to die for us and thus satisfy Yehovah’s righteousness. Therefore turn and live!

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

 

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Fruitful Idaho Ministry

18 06 2018

Challis, IdHere is a quick update of our Idaho ministry so far. I have spoken in eight different meetings, seven in Sandpoint and one in Challis. There is an amazing hunger for Israel news. I am finding that in spite of anti-Israel propaganda on media, folks are hearing the voice of Yehovah calling out to pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

We met a precious body of believers in Challis, Idaho which is in the central mountains about an eight hour drive from Sandpoint in northern Idaho. You go through Missoula, Montana to get there, which is halfway. The leader of Living Waters Ranch (2700 acres) is Christopher James whom I know from years ago in Clearwater and St. Petersburg, Florida. We had great fellowship with Christopher and Debbie. They raise cattle, fish, vegetables, and strawberries, as well as a beautiful gourmet quality restaurant. You should visit Tea Cup Cafe when you get to Challis.

My brother Ken and good friend Ross Hall and I had three wonderful days together on that trip. The Living Water Ranch vision is to prepare to accommodate over 40,000 refugees. Thank you for praying for our weeks here in the spectacular Pacific Northwest. I have two more engagements to preach at the Sandpoint Assembly of God on Wednesday night and Cocolalla Cowboy Church next Sunday.

The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. ​​Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. ​​There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard Psalm 19:1-3

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                    (Read more)

 





“War Between the Cross and Crescent”

11 06 2018
Erdogan Merkel

Germany: Keep ‘Door Open’ to Turkey Joining EU

Turkey’s President Erdogan raised the spectre of “war between the cross and crescent” over a dispute in Austria. This reveals a growing boldness by Erdogan to express his radical Sharia brand of Islamic ideology. Pray that Western nations will wake up.

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attacked Austria’s impending closure of mosques and consequent expulsion of Turkish-funded imams, saying the move is anti-Islamic while promising a response. “These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul covered by AFP.

Austria’s populist government made the announcement on Friday morning at a press conference as part of the governing coalition’s campaign against radical Islamic ideology and the influence of countries like Turkey in the Austrian Islamic community, Kronen Zeitung reports.

Media reports that between 40 and 60 imams, including their families, could be expelled in total. The imams all stand accused of receiving funding from abroad. Official investigations have been launched in 11 cases. Two of the imams had already been denied extensions to their residency permits. Erdogan Predicts ‘War Between the Cross and Crescent’ over Austria Mosque Closures

Why is this important? Historians remember the critical significance of Vienna, Austria in the earliest attempts of Islam to conquer Europe.

The Siege of Vienna in 1529 was the first attempt by the Ottoman Empire, led by Suleiman the Magnificent, to capture the city of Vienna, Austria. The siege signaled the pinnacle of the Ottoman Empire’s power and the maximum extent of Ottoman expansion in central Europe. The inability of the Ottomans to capture Vienna in 1529 turned the tide against almost a century of conquest throughout eastern and central Europe. Siege of Vienna

It is not coincidental that Erdogan would raise his threat in the present crisis. The world is focused on Singapore and the Trump/Kim summit, but do not miss the intent of Turkey and Erdogan to resurrect the Ottoman Empire. Pray for Europe!

The Ottoman Islamists devastated the Middle East for over 400 years until the British defeated them a hundred years ago. You may know that they taxed every tree in the Holy Land which caused the denuding of the forests. It turned the glorious land into a desert. Only now is Israel replanting at the rate of over three million trees a year, 250 million trees since 1901.

We continue to pray for rain to water all these new trees throughout Israel, but especially in the Negev desert area which use to be forested. The forest is mentioned in a prophetic judgement:

Son of man, set your face toward the south; preach against the south and prophesy against the forest land, the South (or Negev). Ezekiel 20:46

The wilderness and the wasteland shall be glad for them, and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose; ​​It shall blossom abundantly and rejoice, even with joy and singing. ​​The glory of Lebanon shall be given to it, the excellence of Carmel and Sharon. ​​They shall see the glory of Yehovah, the excellency of our God. Isaiah 35:1-2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)





Idyllic Idaho

8 06 2018

Sandpoint IdahoMany who travel to speak around the country tend to tire of the travel schedules, flights, and logistics. I am not one of those. I love it, and consider it a wonderful, privileged honor. Maybe it has a little to do with the primary areas of my travel: Israel, Florida, New England, and Northern Idaho. (Big Smile)

This month is special because Doreen gets to come with me to the glorious Pacific Northwest town of Sandpoint, Idaho. We get to stay with my brother Ken Lawrence and his wife, Mavis. We will be sharing in five churches including multiple meetings, plus smaller groups of pastors, business leaders, and prayer groups for a total of ten meetings if my count is right. We are still waiting to hear from a church in Libby, Montana.

June 10 – Sandpoint Christian Center 10 am

June 15-17 – Sandpoint River of Life 7 pm and 10:30 am

June 16 – Sandpoint North Summit Church Men’s Bible study 7:30-9 am

June 20 – Sandpoint Assembly of God 7 pm

June 24 – Cocolalla Cowboy Church 10 am

We would much appreciate the prayers of you who cannot join us. If you live in Idaho we would hope to see you at some of the meetings. My heart is full of the great prophetic blessing of God’s restoration of Israel and especially Jerusalem. There is a trickle down effect on our nation as we officially bless Israel. God is moving in our churches, schools, culture, and particularly government.

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

We each have a voice given by Yehovah God to lift up His name and His Son’s name Jesus to a fallen and hurting world. When I say we have a voice, I am not referring to the physical, but to the authority that has been granted to every believer to speak into this society. It is time to wake up, stand up, and speak up for righteousness. We must not submit to the false separation of “church and state”. God is in the government, education, schools, and every corner of our culture. Please pray for Doreen and I this month and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

The heavens declare the glory of God; ​​and the firmament shows His handiwork. ​​Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night reveals knowledge. ​​There is no speech nor language where their voice is not heard. Psalm 19: 1-3

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

 

 





Netanyahu to Iranian People

5 06 2018

This minute and a half video says it all. Israel’s quarrel with Iran has nothing to do with the people, only the radical religious leaders. The Ayatollah regularly calls for the complete genocide of Israel and the Jews.

Prime Minister Netanyahu touches the perfect tone in this amazing video. We need to pray for the liberation of the people of Iran so they can resume to historic good relationship with Israel.

Within the Iranian backed Gaza terrorists, the call is likewise the genocide of the Jews. Even today, the call is out for more violence against Israeli citizens to commemorate the defeat of the Arabs in the Six Day War. There seems to be no end to the “Days of Rage” for one date or another. In fact, they also have rage on no particular occasion at all, just to give vent to their demonic hatred of the Jews.

In only the last two weeks, over 180 rockets were fired from Gaza at Israeli citizens with the intent to murder. That is 180 attempted murders. Just because they failed does not absolve them of the crime.

How amazing that Yehovah God keeps watching over Israel and protecting them from the satanic intentions of the terrorists. Thank you, Jesus.

​“And it shall come to pass that just as you were a curse among the nations, ​​O house of Judah and house of Israel, so I will save you, and you shall be a blessing. ​​Do not fear, let your hands be strong.” For thus says Yehovah of hosts: “‘​Just as I determined to punish you when your fathers provoked Me to wrath,” ​​Says Yehovah of hosts, “​And I would not relent, ​​so again in these days ​​I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah. ​​Do not fear.” Zechariah 8:13-15

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain!

 

 





Prayer Bullseye

1 06 2018

BullseyeHere is your intercession target for the next few days. There is a possible prophetic connection to the date of June 6, 2018. The Bible rarely uses dates down to the month and day, but this date has a prominent mention in the Torah, specifically Esther 8:9. What is the connection to this week?

So the king’s scribes were called at that time, in the third month, which is the month of Sivan, on the twenty-third dayand it was written, according to all that Mordecai commanded, to the Jews, the satraps, the governors, and the princes of the provinces from India to Ethiopia, one hundred and twenty-seven provinces in all, to every province in its own script, to every people in their own language, and to the Jews in their own script and language.Esther 8:9

That reckoning is according to the Jewish calendar which used today indicates June 6 this year. Now, the story of the exposure of Haman’s evil plot for genocide of the Jews the entire Persian Empire, is clear in the Book of Esther. We are talking about the date of the proclamation that would lead to the deliverance of the Jews in their day. The subsequent victory was achieved on the thirteenth day of the twelfth month, some eight and a half months later. (See verse 12)

America and to some degree Israel, are both embroiled in rather unprecedented attempts to attack, delegitimize, and overthrow the elected administrations. I have been writing about this for months here and here.

My prayer is that the lies and secret plots will be exposed. June 6 could be a pivotal date for this turnaround. Since I started interceding, it was announced that the Inspector General’s report on the Clinton FBI investigation could be released June 6. Therefore, I call for all who bear witness by the Holy Spirit in your own heart to join me this week in sober prophetic intercession. Who knows, perhaps we have been called, as Esther, for this very hour?

A final thought: The victory of Mordecai and Esther’s Jews was assured by the king’s degree that they were allowed to defend themselves. After many months of merciless accusations from “anonymous sources,” repeated ad nauseam by the feckless media, I pray that our nation’s leaders will be allowed to defend themselves in the court of truth. Yehovah God is the King and only His truth will stand the test. Selah.

The Jews had light and gladness, joy and honor. And in every province and city, wherever the king’s command and decree came, the Jews had joy and gladness, a feast and a holiday. Then many of the people of the land became Jews, because fear of the Jews fell upon them. Esther 8:16-17

Pray for President Trump and for Prime Minister Netanyahu. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain. (It is raining this weekend again in Israel.)

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                 (Read more)

 

 

 





100 Rockets from Gaza Today

29 05 2018
IDF May 29-2018

Photo from IDF Twitter account

There is no sign of  a slowdown of projectiles fired from Gaza into Israel today. Israel hit back, hitting 40 Hamas targets after the first 35 rockets and then 25 more targets after a second 35 rockets this evening. (Now, over 100.) “No Sign of Ceasefire…:  Israel Today Live blog

At US behest UN Security Council to hold urgent meeting on Gaza barragesNations to convene Wednesday; Haley says council should be ‘outraged’ over rocket, mortar fire at Israeli civilians and ‘Palestinian leadership needs to be held accountable’. “The recent attacks out of Gaza are the largest we have seen since 2014,” US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said in a statement.

Earlier, Hamas and the Iran-backed Islamic Jihad released a joint statement claiming responsibility for the dozens of rockets and mortar shells fired at southern Israel throughout the day. Israel holds Hamas responsible for all violence emanating from the coastal enclave, as it has ruled Gaza since 2007.

As near as I can tell from early reports, there are two Israeli civilians and three soldiers with non life threatening injuries so far. One rocket fell near a kindergarten before school. There are no Israelis living in Gaza since 2007 and no troops stationed there. Yet, the duped world press shouts: “Occupation!”

Top minister warns Israel on cusp of war with Gaza: Israel Katz says neither side wants war but ‘we have a red line’; Steinitz: Israel could be forced to conquer Strip if rocket attacks continue. Israel is the closest its been to war in Gaza since the 2014 war with Hamas, Intelligence Minister Israel Katz told Army Radio Tuesday evening, following a day of intense rocket and mortar fire from the Strip and retaliatory Israeli strikes.

This calls for some serious prayerful intercession. Please join with us in prayer for peace in Israel. Most of the world stands opposed to Israel, but Yehovah God is watching over her and will protect Israel. He turned the page in 1948 after 1900 years of judgement. He is now restoring favor and blessing and prosperity to Israel. Through many wars and rumors of wars He is faithful, and Israel only grows stronger.

My help comes from Yehovah, who made heaven and earth! He will not let you stumble; the one who watches over you will not slumber. Indeed, he who watches over Israel never slumbers or sleeps. Yehovah himself watches over you! Yehovah stands beside you as your protective shade. Psalm 121:2-5 NLT

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.)








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