King Abdullah Demands ’67 Borders

8 08 2017

King Abdullah and AbbasYesterday King Abdullah of Jordan upped the ante as a result of the recent Temple Mount riots. He met Monday with Palestinian Authority President Abbas in Ramallah (only 11 miles north of Jerusalem). They agreed on new demands of the US regarding the failed “two state” idea that gives the Palestinians a new state in Biblical Judea and Samaria which the world calls the “West Bank.”

They are demanding this state on the pre-1967 Six Day War borders. They also demand a complete freeze in Jews building homes including eastern Jerusalem. Every Palestinian offer always includes pre-conditions which are always a non-starter. Israel cannot cede negotiable points before even convening; because then Abbas simply demands more concessions.

My opinion is that Israel should only agree to the post-1967 borders. I wrote about it in two previous blogs with maps. Click on each title.

Yes to ’67 Borders

Israel Should Return to 1967 Borders!

On the same day Yehovah made a covenant with Abram, saying: “To your descendants I have given this land, from the river of Egypt to the great river, the River Euphrates. Genesis 15:18

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; Yehovah 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)





White House Bible Studies

5 08 2017

 

WASHINGTON – A spiritual awakening is underway at the White House. Some of the most powerful people in America have been gathering weekly to learn more about God’s Word, and this Trump Cabinet Bible study is making history. They’ve been called the most evangelical Cabinet in history – men and women who don’t mince words when it comes to where they stand on God and the Bible. CBN News

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Agricultural Secretary Sonny Perdue, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and CIA Director Mike Pompeo are counted among its regular participants. Vice President Mike Pence, who described himself during the 2016 campaign as “a Christian, a conservative, and a Republican, in that order,” is present for the Bible study as often as his travel schedule allows. Lifesitenews

New in the White House: Bible Studies – New reports say current cabinet is one of the most spiritual in history, with weekly meetings for Bible studies. Israel National News

Praise God for this news. Pray for our President and our country.

As the rain and the snow come down from heaven, and do not return to it without watering the earth and making it bud and flourish… so shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.” Isaiah 55: 10-11 ESV

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Pence: Embassy Move Not If, but When

19 07 2017

Pence 7-17-17

“I promise you that the day will come when President Donald Trump moves the American Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem,” Pence said. “It is not a question of if; it is only when.” Vice President Mike Pence 7-17-17

Five to seven thousand Christians met in Washington this week at the Christians United for Israel Summit, led by Pastor John Hagee of San Antonio, Texas. Our Vice President was the keynote speaker. Doreen and I have been members for several years and have attended three previous summits. This year we missed it because of our trip to Israel. But the impact of a Christian Zionist group of over three million members is considerable.

Lines are being drawn all over the political and religious landscape. Even Senator Chuck Schumer, the Senate opposition leader has declared that anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism.

As the Senator said in the above short video, this is not a Republican or Democrat issue. Here is the Israel Pledge as offered by CUFI:

We believe that the Jewish people have a right to live in their ancient land of Israel, and that the modern State of Israel is the fulfillment of this historic right. 

We maintain that there is no excuse for acts of terrorism against Israel and that Israel has the same right as every other nation to defend her citizens from such violent attacks. 

We pledge to stand with our brothers and sisters in Israel and to speak out on their behalf whenever and wherever necessary until the attacks stop and they are finally living in peace and security with their neighbors.

Did God’s people stumble and fall beyond recovery? Of course not! They were disobedient, so God made salvation available to the Gentiles. But he wanted his own people to become jealous and claim it for themselves. Now if the Gentiles were enriched because the people of Israel turned down God’s offer of salvation, think how much greater a blessing the world will share when they finally accept it. Romans 11:11-12 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and stand with Israel!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Romancing Jerusalem

4 07 2017

Les & Doreen June 2017

Light rail Jerusalem

There are those who warn about a romanticized view of Jerusalem, yet, it is possible to face the real threats of our day and still have a palpable love for this eternal capital.

Doreen and I have been here for almost three weeks celebrating our 50th anniversary, along with Jerusalem’s 50th. We love this city of God. We were wed one day after the Six Day War in 1967. We have been exceptionally blessed and are the first to admit it is far more than we deserve. Yet, we have tried to live with a measure of humility while setting an example of relational love. This is most obvious in a loving marriage, but it also available in all of our relationships.

The Kingdom of God is relational. This world keeps trying to make it religious and political. But Jesus warned quite sternly:

Then He charged them, saying, “Take heed, beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the leaven of Herod.” Mark 8:15 NKJV

As they were crossing the lake, Jesus warned them, “Watch out! Beware of the yeast of the Pharisees and of Herod.” Mark 8:15 NLT

The religious spirit is SELF-righteousness. The political spirit is SELF-interest. We certainly must beware of both.

Doreen and I have been living a dream of a marriage. Sometimes we are tempted to feel guilty for this blessing. Yet, we have learned one thing that may be an encouragement to those who have not been blessed with 50 years. We live each day and each year as if it was our last. We have always had a sense of the imminence of the Second Coming of Messiah Yeshua. But also, we have always been thankful for every single blessing in the present tense. From that we have reaped wonderful memories.

For since the creation of the world His invisible attributes are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even His eternal power and Godhead, so that they are without excuse, because, although they knew God, they did not glorify Him as God, nor were thankful, but became futile in their thoughts, and their foolish hearts were darkened. Romans 1:20:21

Treasure your memories. This is our exhortation to those who feel you were slighted when God was blessing others. You have great memories of your own. Treasure them. Your memories may not be 50 years, but whatever the length, they are real. Remember them. Be thankful for them. If you have had a wonderful spouse, even for a short time, be thankful.

For we dare not class ourselves or compare ourselves with those who commend themselves. But they, measuring themselves by themselves, and comparing themselves among themselves, are not wise. We, however, will not boast beyond measure, but within the limits of the sphere which God appointed us—a sphere which especially includes you. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists





Happy Jerusalem Day 2017

5 06 2017

Dry Bones Jerusalem Day 2017

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christina Zionists





Hamas Thanks North Korea

6 05 2017

Dry Bones Hamas - N Korea

‘Israel will receive a merciless, thousand-fold punishment’ North Korea threatens Israel with ‘thousand-fold punishment’ after Defense Minister Liberman calls Kim Jong-un a ‘madman.’

Hamas thanks North Korea for threatening Israel Hamas welcomes North Korea’s threat against Israel and its support for the Palestinian people.

Because I love Zion, I will not keep still. Because my heart yearns for Jerusalem, I cannot remain silent. I will not stop praying for her until her righteousness shines like the dawn, and her salvation blazes like a burning torch. The nations will see your righteousness. World leaders will be blinded by your glory. And you will be given a new name by Yehovah’s own mouth. Yehovah will hold you in his hand for all to see—a splendid crown in the hand of God. Never again will you be called “The Forsaken City” or “The Desolate Land.” Your new name will be “The City of God’s Delight” and “The Bride of God,” for Yehovah delights in you and will claim you as his bride. Isaiah 62:1-4 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)





Embassy Move?

26 04 2017

Holocaust day 2017

PLANS ARE UNDERWAY for President Trump’s first visit to Israel later this month. Timed to be near the Jerusalem reunification celebrations, odds are strong that he may bring a great gift to Israel. He could use the occasion to announce moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. It has been 50 years since re-gaining Jerusalem in the 1967 Six Day War.

Israel is the only nation where our embassy is not in the capital city. It is way past time to act on the law passed by Congress in 1995. A loophole in the law allowed the President to sign a six-month waiver for “national security” reasons. Each President since then has signed a waiver twice a year. The last one was by President Obama on December 1, 2016. The next deadline in June 1.

During his election campaign Trump vowed that if victorious he would relocate the US Embassy to Jerusalem, a highly symbolic move valued by Israel as confirmation of the city as its capital, but strongly opposed by Palestinians and the Arab world which want East Jerusalem as the capital of a future Palestinian state. Times of Israel

Yesterday President Trump spoke warmly about the Jewish people and the State of Israel at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum’s annual Days of Remembrance event. Trump said at the event that he “will always stand with our great friend and partner, the State of Israel “

“And we’ll never be silent — we just won’t — we will never, ever be silent in the face of evil again.,” the American president stressed, saying that the scale of the loss was incomprehensible. “The Nazis massacred six million Jews. Two out of every three Jews in Europe were murdered in the genocide. Millions more innocent people were imprisoned and executed by the Nazis without mercy, without even a sign of mercy.” Arutz Sheva

If I forget you, O Jerusalem,
Let my right hand forget its skill!
If I do not remember you,
Let my tongue cling to the roof of my mouth—
If I do not exalt Jerusalem
Above my chief joy. Psalm 137:5-6

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