What Trump did NOT Do in Israel

26 05 2017

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Here is an excellent summary of what President Trump did not do in Israel – from Joel Rosenberg

  • Did not unveil an American-imposed peace plan and pressure Israel to accept it
  • Did not even use the words “two state solution” during his entire visit
  • Did not criticize Israeli settlements, or mention them publicly at all
  • Did not criticize Israeli policies of any kind
  • Did not surprise the Israelis with major announcements of any kind, much less any policies that weren’t carefully discussed in advance
  • Did not go off message, either in his public remarks or on Twitter

Another big moment came when the President met in Bethlehem with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas: “Peace can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded and even rewarded,” Mr. Trump said during his public remarks, at Mr. Abbas’ side. “We must be resolute in condemning such acts in a single unified voice.”

As the Times of Israel noted, this was a “reference to the salaries paid by the [Palestinian Authority] to jailed Palestinian terrorists and to the families of Palestinian prisoners killed while committing terror attacks.” Joel Rosenberg

We must pray for President Trump. Here is a great Psalm of David, praying for deliverance from his enemies. It is amazingly appropriate for our President.

Deliver me, O Yehovah, from evil men;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who plan evil things in their hearts;
They continually gather together for war.
They sharpen their tongues like a serpent;
The poison of asps is under their lips.Selah
Keep me, O Yehovah, from the hands of the wicked;
Preserve me from violent men,
Who have purposed to make my steps stumble.
The proud have hidden a snare for me, and cords;
They have spread a net by the wayside;
They have set traps for me. Selah
I said to the LORD: “You are my God;
Hear the voice of my supplications, O Yehovah.
O Yehovah the Lord, the strength of my salvation,
You have covered my head in the day of battle.
Do not grant, O Yehovah, the desires of the wicked;
Do not further his wicked scheme,
Lest they be exalted. Selah
“As for the head of those who surround me,
Let the evil of their lips cover them;
10 Let burning coals fall upon them;
Let them be cast into the fire,
Into deep pits, that they rise not up again.
11 Let not a slanderer be established in the earth;
Let evil hunt the violent man to overthrow him.”
12 I know that Yehovah will maintain
The cause of the afflicted,
And justice for the poor.
13 Surely the righteous shall give thanks to Your name;
The upright shall dwell in Your presence. Psalm 140
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read – Trump Speaks for God to Muslim Leaders)
(Why use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)




Back from Idaho, On to Israel

10 05 2017

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Thank you Sandpoint Christian Center, Sandpoint River of Life Church and Cocolalla Cowboy Church for such wonderful meetings last week. My granddaughter Aly and I were so blessed to minister and enjoy the great Pacific Northwest. I always leave part of my heart there on many levels. Ken and Mavis Lawrence are gracious hosts and even more so with Aly along as my assistant.

Now Doreen and I prepare for our extraordinary 50th Anniversary trip to Jerusalem, a beyond generous gift from our daughters’ families and friends. We are so excited to be there to join in the 50 year anniversary celebrations of the reunification of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. It was a prophetically historic event at the end of the 1967 Six Day War.

Yeshua had prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem which occurred in 70 AD.

 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-24

This section is often put into the end times, but notice that after the destruction they will “be led away captive into all nations”. This refers to the nearly 1900 years between the  70 AD fall of Jerusalem, to its reunification of 1967.

But He also prophesied its restoration in verse 24:

And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

There was to be an end to the Gentile rule of Jerusalem. In addition, He connected the restoration of Jerusalem to the Messiah’s coming.

Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Luke 21:29-33

To which generation does He refer in verse 32, that will not pass away till He comes? I submit that it is our generation, the one which sees Jerusalem come back under the sovereignty of Israel instead of Gentile nations.

Hallelujah! Come soon Yeshua ha Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Happy Purim

11 03 2017

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Today and tomorrow Jews around the world celebrate Purim, the festival honoring Esther’s great courage saving the Jews in ancient Persia/Iran. Today Iran again threaten Israel, yet the Jews take time to remember the victory story of Esther (Hebrew name: Hadassah), Mordecai and the evil Haman. Read about it in the Bible’s short Book of Esther.

And Mordecai told them to answer Esther: “Do not think in your heart that you will escape in the king’s palace any more than all the other Jews. For if you remain completely silent at this time, relief and deliverance will arise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. Yet who knows whether you have come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” Then Esther told them to reply to Mordecai: “Go, gather all the Jews who are present in Shushan, and fast for me; neither eat nor drink for three days, night or day. My maids and I will fast likewise. And so I will go to the king, which is against the law; and if I perish, I perish!” Esther 4:13-16
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists        (Read more)




Pray for Israel Rain

9 03 2017

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Sea of Galilee at lowest level in century after driest February – Northern farmers warn they will have to stop watering huge swaths of cultivated land unless government steps in. Times of Israel

Israel desperately needs rain. The Sea of Galilee is at a 100 year low. Yet, Yehovah God has promised “rain in the time of latter rain.” We must pray into God’s promises. (It is the surest way to get our prayers answered.) Rain and snow and dew are part of the restoration of Israel in the last days. We must do our part. Pray for rain. There is one more month of the rainy season. Pray!

Ask Yehovah for rain in the time of the latter rain. Yehovah will make flashing clouds; He will give them showers of rain, Grass in the field for everyone.Zechariah 10:1

Be glad then, you children of Zion, and rejoice in Yehovah your God; For He has given you the former rain faithfully, and He will cause the rain to come down for you—The former rain,
and the latter rain in the first month.Joel 2:26

Yehovah will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of Yehovah your God and walk in His ways. Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Yehovah, and they shall be afraid of you. And Yehovah will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which Yehovah swore to your fathers to give you. Yehovah will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand.Deuteronomy 28:9-12

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

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





ISIS Christian Massacre near Israel Border

27 02 2017

dry-bones-listening-sinaiWhy have you not heard about this genocide in US media? This happened this year in the Egyptian Sinai just a few miles from Gaza and Israel.

Coptic Christians flee N. Sinai homes after Islamist massacre Hundreds of Christian families arrived Friday in the Suez Canal town of Ismailia in flight from their northern Sinai home town of El Arish where ISIS’ Sinai affiliate has massacred some 30 Coptic Christians since early January. Thursday, terrorists shot Kamel Youssef to death in front of his wife and children in El-Arish. The day before, they killed a Christian man and burned his son alive, killing three other Christians in drive-by shootings. DEBKAfile: ISIS launched its latest genocidal rampage following Egyptian army attacks on its strongholds in central SinaiDEBKAfile February 25, 2017

Egypt’s Christians flee Sinai amid Islamic State killing spree Christian families and students fled Egypt’s North Sinai province in droves on Friday after Islamic State killed the seventh member of their community in just three weeks. Reuters

And it will be for a sign and for a witness to Yehovah of hosts in the land of Egypt; for they will cry to Yehovah because of the oppressors, and He will send them a Savior and a Mighty One, and He will deliver them. Then Yehovah will be known to Egypt, and the Egyptians will know Yehovah in that day, and will make sacrifice and offering; yes, they will make a vow to Yehovah and perform it. And Yehovah will strike Egypt, He will strike and heal it; they will return to Yehovah, and He will be entreated by them and heal them.Isaiah 19:20-22

We must pray for the Christians now being targeted all over the world. More Christians have died as martyrs in the 20th century until 2017, than the last two thousand years combined. We are also seeing a dangerous escalation of anti-Semitic attacks in recent years. Pray for Christians and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





Melania and the Lord’s Prayer

20 02 2017

Here is a post from my favorite writer (who happens to be my wife). Doreen was really inspired by Melania last Saturday at the Melbourne, Florida Trump rally. She also responded to horrible criticisms of Melania. I hope you enjoy.

My heart hurts today for a very lovely lady, the First Lady of the United States.I was not on the “Trump Train” in the beginning of the primaries, but before long, I recognized that God’s hand was on a Trump presidency. He was moved forward through a very difficult process to final victory. It had to have been an act of God. But this post is not about President Trump. It is concerning his wife who has been faithfully supporting him all along the way.

I know nothing, really, about Melania’s past. I do know that she is a legal immigrant who speaks five languages, that she is devoted to her husband and her son, and she loves the United States of America. I also know that she is a woman, and she is human, and I can imagine how devastated she must be under the weight of the horrible things that have been said about her this past week. She has been called ugly names, mocked for her (very charming) accent, and criticized for saying the Lord’s Prayer at the Rally in Melbourne, FL yesterday. She was mocked for reading the prayer instead of saying it from memory. How miserably critical and malicious does one have to be to do this to her? One poisonous tweet actually said she couldn’t possibly be a Christian if she couldn’t say the prayer from memory. Seriously? I would address these detractors and ask: “How many languages do you speak?” “Could you stand in front of thousands of people and speak without notes?” “Have you been given the authority to say who is a Christian and who is not?”

My respect for Melania Trump soared after seeing her step forward after being thus maligned, and with grace and humility, lead with, “Let us pray…” I was so proud of her! She continued:

“Our Father in heaven,  Hallowed be Your name.  Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses,as we forgive those who trespass against us. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever (and ever). Amen.”

She said this with sincerity and feeling. The crowd joined in with her, and it was truly a holy moment.

I would like to speak a warning to those who feel it is their duty to tear down another. The scripture that includes this prayer (Matthew 6) doesn’t stop with “Amen”. Jesus felt it necessary to explain one part of this prayer. Do you know what the next verse says?

“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”

I never pray this prayer anymore without thinking about this passage. If I DO NOT FORGIVE, I will not be forgiven. The way I forgive is the way I AM ASKING GOD TO FORGIVE ME! Is the way I forgive the gold standard I want God to use towards me? Lord, have mercy on us all!

Melania Trump is a beautiful, gracious, classy lady. I’m sure she is not without sin, as none of us are. I admire our First Lady greatly and I pray for her. I pray that the weight of her new position and the ugliness of the attacks against her will not crush her. May these experiences, good and bad, serve to drive her further into the loving and accepting arms of Jesus. I believe she will serve us well in the White House.

profile pic You can read other blogs by Doreen here: Happyendtimer

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





Netanyahu at White House Updated

14 02 2017

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Major news this week…President Trump hosts Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu at the White House. He arrived a few hours ago and is meeting with Secretary of State Rex Tillerson among other dignitaries today and tonight. Tomorrow he will meet with President Trump. Here are some prayer points. They are followed by my comments on Thursday after the press conference.

  1. Praise God for a new attitude from our government toward Israel. This was clear in the warm tone of the joint press conference.
  2. Give thanks for godly counsel surrounding both men. We continue to pray for this.
  3. Appreciation that Israel’s Chief Rabbi blessed Netanyahu before he left. This is critical for Israeli unity and for putting God first.
  4. Pray for a clear announcement to move our Embassy to Jerusalem, despite rumorsThis was mentioned as an issue “under consideration with caution.”
  5. Pray for a strong statement in favor of settlement/annexation. This was an issue to be discussed further. But the biggest headline of the meeting was President Trump’s public openness to a “one-state” option in addition to the “two-state” that has prevailed for 70 years. That was a major new path to peace. The knee-jerk  rejection of annexation (one-state), is always based on the widely accepted (but incorrect) idea that Arabs would soon outnumber Israelis. The errant bias believes: a. Incorrect exaggerated Palestinian census numbers, b. Wrong assumptions about comparative birth rates, and c. failure to account for continued aliyah (immigration) of millions of Jews still to come home.
  6. Pray for agreement between the two men to reject the Iran boondoggle. This was clearly stated by both leaders.
  7. Pray for a warm personal connection between the two. This was also clearly evident.
“Let’s see if your idols can save you when you cry to them for help. Why, a puff of wind can knock them down! If you just breathe on them, they fall over! But whoever trusts in me will inherit the land and possess my holy mountain.” God says, “Rebuild the road! Clear away the rocks and stones so my people can return from captivity.” Isaiah 57:13-14 NLT

And as always, pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

Also, check out my prophetic comments on YouTube.








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