Embassy Move Monday?

2 12 2017

O JerusalemAnd it shall happen in that day that I will make Jerusalem a very heavy stone for all peoples; all who would heave it away will surely be cut in pieces, though all nations of the earth are gathered against it. Zechariah 12:3

Waiver was not signed yesterday. Friday, December 1, was the deadline to file the waiver to postpone moving the US Embassy for another six months. However, a technicality allows the signing as late as Monday. Reports from at least two inside White House sources suggest three possible choices.

President Trump could sign the waiver and pass the buck for six months. However, the report says he will either not sign it at all, which would require moving the Embassy, or sign it and then make a big announcement Wednesday.

The President may announce that the United States officially recognizes Jerusalem as  Israel’s capital. While that would be a monumental milestone, it would leave our Embassy in Tel Aviv. Yet, it would be a step in the right direction. The Arabs will react either way. Why not just do it all at once? Here are links to a few of the relevant articles.

A Critical Decision – the importance for both countries of moving the US Embassy to Jerusalem

Trump could recognize Jerusalem on Wednesday

TRUMP TO ANNOUNCE JERUSALEM AS CAPITAL OF ISRAEL

Erekat: “Trump recognition of Jerusalem is playing with fire”

Hamas vows renewed ‘intifada’ if US recognizes Jerusalem as Israeli capital

Yehovah also will roar from Zion, 
And utter His voice from Jerusalem;
The heavens and earth will shake;
But Yehovah will be a shelter for His people,
And the strength of the children of Israel. Joel 3:16

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and for rain!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

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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





Happy Jerusalem Day 2017

5 06 2017

Dry Bones Jerusalem Day 2017

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christina Zionists





History Made in Next 7 Days.

16 05 2017

US Amb to Israel

New US ambassador David Friedman arrives in Israel, prays for Trump

It would be hard to overstate the importance of the next seven days. President Trump’s first overseas trip will see him Saturday and Sunday in Saudi Arabia with leaders of 50 Muslim nations pressuring him for their agenda. He then visits Israel on Monday and Tuesday where he will pray at the Western Wall, visit Yad VaShem, the Holocaust Memorial, and meet with PM Netanyahu. He will also be with PA President Abbas in Bethlehem. From there he goes to Rome to meet the Pope and on to EU HQ in Belgium for a NATO meeting. He ends the trip in Sicily for economic talks with the G7.

Billed as a visit to the seats of the “world’s three great religions,” we have serious prayer concerns. We hope he will announce finally moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Israel’s eternal capital. However, there are ominous signs that he may instead resurrect the failed two-state peace plan. Pray that he will hear from Yehovah God in Heaven and show the courage to stand with Israel against all odds, regardless of threats.

White House reports suggest he may state that the terrorists are “perverting Islam’s peaceful religion.” There is great opportunity for him to be deceived here. We must pray for the Holy Spirit of truth to speak directly to him.

Today as I write this, President Trump has a White House meeting with Turkey President Erdogan, who I am sure will give our President an earful of anti-Israel propaganda. Yet, the everlasting eternal God of Israel will triumph!

I will lift up my eyes to the hills—
From whence comes my help?
My help comes from Yehovah,
Who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow your foot to be moved;
He who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, He who keeps Israel
Shall neither slumber nor sleep.
Yehovah is your keeper;
Yehovah is your shade at your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
Nor the moon by night.
Yehovah shall preserve you from all evil;
He shall preserve your soul.
Yehovah shall preserve your going out and your coming in
From this time forth, and even forevermore. Psalm 121

We pray for mercy to “He Who keeps Israel!”

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.)





Jerusalem Plot Thickens

2 05 2017

shofarAs Israel celebrated their Independence Day yesterday, Palestinians mourned the occasion as “the catastrophe.” Even worse, UNESCO voted to deny Israel’s claims to Jerusalem on the same day (not a coincidence). Plus, the PA President, Mahmoud Abbas, is meeting with President Trump in Washington tomorrow, further thickening the plot.

On Independence Day, UNESCO okays resolution denying Israeli claims to Jerusalem

Make no mistake, the goal of Islam remains the complete destruction of all Israel. The “moderates” are willing to proceed incrementally, while the rest demand the entire land of Israel immediately. Each step is critical to the eventual outcome.

We must pray courage for President Trump and PM Netanyahu to resist the enormous pressure from the Palestinians and the nations arrayed against Israel. The ultimate victory of Israel is in Yehovah God’s hands.

Trump’s trajectory seems to be to recognize all of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, which is to simply acknowledge the truth first established over 3,000 years ago by King David. The Jews have always maintained it is their capital. Meanwhile, no other nation has ever existed that named Jerusalem as its capital city.

President Trump’s first ever visit to Israel will be around May 22 when he may make his declarations. Pray that he will do it. It is time! The next day is Jerusalem Day (50 year anniversary of the liberation of Jerusalem from Jordan during the Six Day War). This is a profoundly significant month in Biblical history being fulfilled right before our eyes.

Pray that the United States will recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Pray that we will move our Embassy, leading many other nations to follow. Pray for Presidential courage to resist Abbas and the anti-Israel principality. Pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

But now I have chosen Jerusalem as the place for my name to be honored, and I have chosen David to be king over my people Israel. 2 Chronicles 6:6 NLT

On a personal note, thanks for your prayers for my Idaho ministry trip. It has been wonderful having my granddaughter Aly helping me on her Bat Mitzvah trip. We had a great meeting Sunday at Sandpoint Christian Center, next Friday and Saturday nights at River of Life and next Sunday at Cocalalla Cowboy Church. Please pray for us.

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

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)





Netanyahu at White House Updated

14 02 2017

netanyahu-in-dc-with-trump

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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