The Merger Miracle

17 03 2017

Merger

Jews and Christians will inevitably be united as one people and one nation.  It will take a miracle! Christian Zionists and Jewish Zionists working together is a great first step. But we have a long way to go, and only God can do it. Our part is to yield, leaning in to His lead. We will have to follow Him. Our sensitivity to His Holy Spirit voice may have life or death consequences.

The merger miracle can be seen in the often quoted verse from the Wisdom of Solomon:

Though one may be overpowered by another, two can withstand him. And a threefold cord is not quickly broken. Ecclesiastes 4:12

The secret to the miracle is more than Jews and Christians working together for Zion. It is Yehovah God as the third strand of cord woven together. All three in unity makes a winning combination.

What motivates Yehovah? Did God bring Jews back to Israel from all over the world to just destroy them? No, that is the mantra of Iran. Did God originally choose Israel as a means to reject the world? No, His motive was to pave the way for all the nations to be blessed through Israel. Did God later choose the Church so He could find a way to completely and permanently reject Israel? No! He never gave up on them. He vowed to restore them and we have seen it in our lifetimes. (See Romans 11 for the full explanation.)

On a physical level, I see more land for Israel as the result of the Arab Spring described in Isaiah 19. The same is true for the Psalm 83 War. Both events, probably concurrent, will mean that Israel will need more immigrants. Many of those may eventually be Christian Zionists invited by Israel.

Spiritually and relationally, a great affinity is already forming between many Jews and Christians. On two separate occasions I heard Israeli Jews say that they “love God, believe in the Messiah, and when He comes they will look at His hands and feet. And then we will rejoice together!” That is an amazing confession.

Christians will have to give up replacement theology and Jews will accept Yeshua as Messiah. Jews will not become culturally gentile-ized, or Christian-ized out of their Judaism, but recognize that Yeshua simply fulfills all of the prophecies about the Messiah. Of course the convincing occurs in their relational interaction with Jesus, one on one. That is God’s part.

It really is a merging of the two, not a swallowing up of Israel by the Church. Israel is destined to be the head and not the tail. A sad fact is that it appears that a majority of “Christendom” (those who by title or nationality are considered Christian) may not actually know Jesus at all as their personal Savior. We are now in the prophetic time of the great apostasy, the falling away of the church. True relational, saved followers of Jesus may prove to be a distinct minority. I am not proposing that all true Christians will move to Israel, but that a substantial number will. It will be seen by all as a true miracle. (today’s post is an excerpt from Chapter 15 in my book, Blessing Israel)

And I will make your descendants multiply as the stars of heaven; I will give to your descendants all these lands; and in your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed; Genesis 26:4

Now it shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of Yehovah’s house shall be established on the top of the mountains, and shall be exalted above the hills; and all nations shall flow to it. Isaiah 2:2

After these things I looked, and behold, a great multitude which no one could number, of all nations, tribes, peoples, and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, clothed with white robes, with palm branches in their hands, and crying out with a loud voice, saying, “Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!” Revelation 7:9

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists           (Read more)

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White Privilege Narrative Danger

6 02 2017

faith

Anarchists are exploiting the white privilege narrative. A fake meme has emerged which claims that there is no hope for minorities because of white privilege. The charge itself can be debated, but the deadly ricochet from the accusation is worse. It is like telling your son: “You lazy good for nothing. You’ll never amount to anything!” Words matter.

FAITH – Christians recognize those words as a curse that can ruin the child’s future. The same is now happening on a massive scale against minorities in the US. It is the opposite of faith and hope. Telling folks they can never advance because of white privilege, is a damnable lie. It is using the words of the devil himself. Jesus declared that all things are possible with God. Faith does not accept limitation. Our nation was built on Biblical faith for everyday challenges. Blessings come from God through walking in His ways of obedience and faith. It actually works. It matters what you believe. If you believe anything is possible with God, you are more likely to succeed. If you believe you can’t win because life isn’t fair or you are a victim of your race or economic status, you will probably fail.

HOPE – What is the American dream? Is it a big house and a fancy car with lots of money? Or, is it believing that in the freedom, liberty and opportunity afforded by this great country, anyone can achieve just about anything they work hard to reach? That is the American dream.

President Obama’s election not only validated that dream, his proclamation of hope and change inspired millions with new faith in the American dream.He used the powerful slogan: “Yes we can!” Ironically, eight years later, we see this ominous cloud of dis-belief. “Yes We Can” was a message of hope, but the fruit was hopelessness

The white privilege narrative is manipulated to convince minorities that there is no hope for them! “No, you can’t!” How utterly contradictory this is to the historical evidence of the Obama win. It is a lie. If blacks cannot make it, how did President Obama, Justice Clarence Thomas, Senator Tim Scott, Ben Carson, actors, lawyers, musicians and athletes by the thousands succeed?

America is not perfect, but it is still the one place where the lowliest person can have a real hope to advance with hard work and faith in God.

Jesus said to him, “If you can believe all things are possible to him who believes.” Mark 9:23

But Jesus looked at them and said, “With men it is impossible, but not with God; for with God all things are possible.” Mark 10:27

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists       (Read more)








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