Trump 8 / Media 0

14 10 2017

Trump at Value Voters Summit 2017

If you are keeping score, this week it was President Trump with eight wins and the media with zero. Hollywood was caught knee deep in scandals and infighting to further frustrate the left. But, let’s look at the wins for the Administration.

  1. Trump ended coal power plant restrictions (CPP)
  2. Stopped illegal subsidies in Obama Care
  3. Enacted market-based health insurance reforms
  4. Declined to certify Iran deal
  5. Exited UNESCO over anti-Semitism
  6. Welcomed Pakistan freed hostages
  7. Goodell backed down on the National Football League anthem fight.
  8. Confirmed that the Department of Defense (DOD) severed all ties with the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), scrubbing SPLC training from DOD manuals.

Not a bad week for the good guys. God really answered the intercessors in DC last week at Rise Up/The Call at the Mall. We must keep praying for our government with the same passion with which we pray for Israel. Here is a great intercessors site: Capital Hill Prayer Partners 

In addition, President Trump told the Value Voters Summit that “We must worship God, not government.”

Remember to keep praying for abundant rains to break the drought in northern Israel and fill up the Sea of Galilee.

“He will also send you rain for the seed you sow in the ground,
and the food that comes from the land will be rich and plentiful.
In that day your cattle will graze in broad meadows.”
Isaiah 30:23 NIV 

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

 

Advertisements




Let Israel Rains Begin

11 10 2017

Rain in Israel

Thirsty Sea of Galilee sinking toward lowest level ever recorded – Days before tens of thousands of Israelis descend on the Sea of Galilee for the Sukkot holiday, the Water Authority warned that the freshwater lake is at dangerously low levels and expected to reach “the lowest level ever recorded.”

 

The Lord woke me early Monday morning and led me to pray for rain for Israel. Later Monday, my friend Rob Brown, shared the news from Israel of a surprising early rainstorm. It was an answer to my prayers (and prayers of many others, I am sure). I was elated to be used so directly in intercession. It encouraged me to pray for abundant rains to come and refill the Sea of Galilee. Please let it be a word for you as well to pick up the burden to break the drought in Israel.

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

Water flow into Sea of Galilee at lowest level in a century

150 rescued near Dead Sea as first rain hits Israel 

Pray for rain and for the peace of Jerusalem!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)





You Have An Appointment with God

4 10 2017

IMG_1824blue

We have now entered the final Fall feast, the Feast of Tabernacles. This is the seventh feast and is calling all Jews and also Christians (which I like to call former Gentiles). Most people don’t know that the word “feast” is a wrong translation. The Hebrew word used means “appointment”. It makes a big difference to change from a big party, to an actual appointment with Yehovah.

These seven appointments are listed in Leviticus 23. There are really eight, if you include the Sabbath Day, designed to give God’s creation a day to rest and hang out with Him. Here is a quick outline of the seven appointments. (Here is a link to my radio interview where I spend 10 minutes on each appointment: Radio link ). The first four have already been fulfilled in the ministry of Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).

  1. Passover/Pesach – blood of lamb on doorpost/Jesus Lamb of God.
  2. Unleavened Bread- no leaven symbolizing sin/Jesus was sinless.
  3. Firstfruits – celebrates the early harvest of wheat/Jesus raised from the dead.
  4. Pentecost/Shavuot – celebrates summer harvest with leavened bread/Jesus body of redeemed sinners.
  5. Trumpets/Yom Teruah – celebrates the end of harvest/Jesus Second Coming!
  6. Atonement/Yom Kippur – Day of repentance/Jesus pronounces us clean.
  7. Tabernacles/Sukkot – Looking back to tabernacle in the wilderness/Looking forward to our eternal dwelling place with our Father Yehovah and Son, Yeshua ben Yehovah.

“In addition to the Sabbath, these are Yehovah’s appointed festivals, the official days for holy assembly that are to be celebrated at their proper times each year.” Leviticus 23:4 NLT

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

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.)

 





Terror Murder in Israel

26 09 2017

 

victims of terror

Today, a West Bank Palestinian, with a work permit for Israel, murdered three Israelis (one was an Arab Israeli citizen). He killed the three guards at an Israeli checkpoint. He had been cleaning house for one Israeli customer for two and a half years.  His own house was upper middle class.  He also announced on Facebook (above photo) that he wanted his terrorist pension to be given to his wife. What does this tell us?

  1. This was pre-meditated murder/terror.
  2. It was not done because he lived in poverty.
  3. It was planned well in advance.
  4. He boasted of it on Facebook.
  5. Facebook was his last will and testament.
  6. He banked on the policy of the Palestinian Authority to pay a lifetime salary to his wife for his “martyrdom.”

So, when did murder get defined as martyrdom? The answer is: 1,500 years ago with the birth of Islam. Have you noticed the difference between Christian and Muslim martyrdom? For Christians and Jews, it is simply because they exist. They are hunted down by obedient, observant Muslims and killed. As for Muslims, they initiate the violence as the perpetrators. Yet, in the perverse anti-Christ religion of the Koran, they get glory and eternal rewards for killing infidels. The Palestinians have added a new wrinkle by including millions of dollars in their budget to pay terrorists in prison and their families in the most perverse form of “welfare.” This has become a murder mill for hire. And Israel is supposed to negotiate with these monsters?

This evil criminal was not a “freedom fighter” as they are called by the PA and Hamas. This perversion of terms must be exposed. Yet, he will probably have a street or a soccer field named after him. Seriously, that is what they will do. It is a culture of death.

Here is a report added since I first posted this story…

Facebook page of Abbas’ Fatah movement praises terrorist who murdered 3 Israelis, calls terrorist a ‘Martyr.’

We must stand for truth, love truth and speak up to the propaganda. This same blight on humanity is spreading across the Western world and is coming to America.

My voice You shall hear in the morning, O Yehovah; In the morning I will direct it to You, And I will look up. ​For You are not a God who takes pleasure in wickedness, Nor shall evil dwell with You. The boastful shall not stand in Your sight; You hate all workers of iniquity. You shall destroy those who speak falsehood; ​Yehovah abhors the bloodthirsty and deceitful man.
But as for me, I will come into Your house in the multitude of Your mercy; In fear of You I will worship toward Your holy temple. Lead me, O Yehovah, in Your righteousness because of my enemies; Make Your way straight before my face. Psalm 5:3-8

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and the families of the true martyrs.

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.)





Metal Detectors and World War III

27 07 2017

knifejuly272017

Muslims are literally threatening to blow up the Middle East over metal detectors at the Temple Mount. It started when three terrorists smuggled a sub-machine gun and other weapons onto the Temple Mount. The next day they retrieved them and proceeded to murder two Israeli policemen. The terrorists were killed in the ensuing gun battle with other Israeli police. After all this Israel installed metal detectors to prevent future arms entering the Holy mountain site.

Muslims rioted, demanding the return to the “status quo” before metal detectors. What is missed here is that the metal detectors did not change the status quo. Smuggling arms onto the site was the change. Israel simply wanted to add a layer of security. You cannot enter a mall in Israel without going through a metal detector. This is also true, of course, at the airport, concerts and even the Western Wall plaza. Furthermore, this is especially true at the most revered site in Islam, Mecca.

SAUDIS MAKE MECCA PILGRIMS WEAR ELECTRONIC BRACELETS: In Mecca, Saudi Arabia, there are 5,000 closed-circuit television cameras overseen by a British company, G4S. As a security measure, an electronic bracelet is attached to each of the millions of pilgrims throughout their entire stay in the kingdom, allowing the authorities to monitor them. (Ynet) There are metal detectors also at the Vatican, at Jerusalem’s Western Wall, Westminster and hundreds of other vulnerable sites across the globe. Only Israel is singled out as not being able to protect itself against terrorist murders with preventative security devices. Palestinian leaders in every walk of life continue to condone, teach, honor and promote violence against the Jewish State and then bitterly protest when Israel takes up self-defense measures. Barry Segal JNN News

Meanwhile, one response to the metal detectors in Jerusalem was a terrorist attack in central Israel. A 19-year-old Muslim man murdered three Jews at their Friday night family Shabbat meal. He did it to “defend Al Aksa” (a Muslim name for the Temple Mount). He survived and now qualifies for a $3,000 monthly “martyrs” payment from the Palestinian Authority. That PA fund pays out 300 million dollars annually to terrorists in Israeli prisons and their families. Support the Taylor Force Act in Congress.

The monthly salary of approximately $3,000 that the Palestinian Authority will pay to terrorist Omar al-Abed could be a powerful spur to a pending US legislative bill that would slash aid to the PA over its “martyr payments” policy, a leading Middle East expert told The Algemeiner on Tuesday.
“This is definitely going to put wind in the sails of the Taylor Force Act,” said Jonathan Schanzer, an expert on Palestinian politics at the Washington, DC-based Foundation for the Defense of Democracies (FDD) think tank.
Named in memory of former US Army officer Taylor Force, who was murdered in a Palestinian terrorist attack in Tel Aviv in March 2016, the act, if passed, will place severe restrictions on American aid money to the PA until it ends both incitement to terrorism and the “martyr payments” policy. prophecynewswatch

Here is another example of the perverse idea of justice in radical Islam:

Pakistani council orders “revenge rape” of 16-year-old girl ISLAMABAD (Reuters) – Pakistani police have arrested 25 members of an informal village council accused of ordering the rape of a 16-year-old girl as revenge for her brother’s alleged sexual assault of another girl.

Yehovah shall judge the peoples; Judge me, O Yehovah, according to my righteousness,
And according to my integrity within me. Oh, let the wickedness of the wicked come to an end, But establish the just; For the righteous God tests the hearts and minds. My defense is of God, Who saves the upright in heart. God is a just judge, and God is angry with the wicked every day. Psalm 7:8-11

Our only righteousness is from the blood of the Lamb of God, our Savior, Jesus. Pray for repentance, mercy and salvation for the wicked and pray for the peace of Jerusalem!

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.)





Talking Trees

11 07 2017

Trees400 cover

One highlight of our recent trip to Jerusalem was a 30 minute conversation with my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaachov Kirschen and his wife, Sali. She is also known as the LSW, long-suffering wife. It was a delightful conversation where we discussed how much we have in common in our Zionism. He as an Israeli returned to the Land and me as a voice of Christian Zionists.

A main topic of our talk was his book: Trees: The Green Testament.

“TREES, the Green Testament” draws a cartoon explanation of the basic world view of Judeo Christian civilization and celebrates our shared fundamental belief system. It is the Bible, Zionism, and world history, from the viewpoint of the TREES of the land of Israel! From the Garden of Eden to the End Time promise of mankind beating his swords into plowshares. From the Burning Bush on Mount Sinai to the planting of thousands of trees in the modern, reborn State of Israel.”

The best part of our 50th Anniversary trip was being submerged in the city and its people, celebrating Jerusalem’s 50th Anniversary of its Liberation during the Six Day War. In the end it is not about politics, it is about the faithful God of Israel restoring the Jewish people to their land, their language, their city and their God. His faithful promises of restoration are being precisely fulfilled to the tiniest detail. More to come of what we heard from the Holy Spirit on this great experience. We are forever thankful to our daughters and their families and many friends for the love and sacrifice that enabled our priceless three weeks in Jerusalem!

“Yes, God ’s Message: ‘You’re going to look at this place, these empty and desolate towns of Judah and streets of Jerusalem, and say, “A wasteland. Unlivable. Not even a dog could live here.” But the time is coming when you’re going to hear laughter and celebration, marriage festivities, people exclaiming, “Thank God -of-the-Angel-Armies. He’s so good! His love never quits,” as they bring thank offerings into God ’s Temple. I’ll restore everything that was lost in this land. I’ll make everything as good as new.’ I, God , say so.”
Jeremiah 33:10‭-‬11 MSG

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








%d bloggers like this: