Jerusalem: Target… or Prize!

13 03 2018

Israel forever

My last blog was a Messianic view of no more war in the song: “One Day”. Unfortunately, we must wait a bit longer for that glorious time. Today we see wars and rumors of wars abounding. Jerusalem is at the center of it all, both good and bad, but Jerusalem is not the target, it is the prize. Everybody wants a piece of Jerusalem. The Jews have it, the Muslims demand it, the Christians claim it and the United Nations wants to internationalize it. Yet, it will remain the city of God.

My speaking tour in Florida ends tomorrow night at Gulf Coast Church in Largo. The theme of this trip has been Jerusalem, the Prize.

We do not know all that will unfold in the months and years ahead, but I strongly believe Israel is a key player in whatever is to come. On December 6, 2017 President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and began to move our embassy there. That historic pronouncement ranks right up there with the Balfour Declaration. Yehovah God will bless the US because of it, but the world is united against us. It is a monumental prophetic turning point of history training the world’s focus on Jerusalem. Make no mistake, Jerusalem is the issue. Jerusalem is not the target, it is the prize. (Excerpt from Speak to the Dirt!, my new Kindle book available here.)

Jerusalem belongs to Yehovah God, and He has called it His city. There is not another city on earth that has been claimed by God for Himself.

And to his son I will give one tribe, that My servant David may always have a lamp before Me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen for Myself, to put My name there. 1 Kings 11:36 

“This is what Yehovah says: You have said, ‘This is a desolate land where people and animals have all disappeared.’ Yet in the empty streets of Jerusalem and Judah’s other towns, there will be heard once more the sounds of joy and laughter. The joyful voices of bridegrooms and brides will be heard again, along with the joyous songs of people bringing thanksgiving offerings to Yehovah. They will sing, ‘Give thanks to Yehovahh of Heaven’s Armies, for Yehovah is good. His faithful love endures forever!’ For I will restore the prosperity of this land to what it was in the past, says Yehovah. Jeremiah 33:10-11 NLT

Make no mistake, though all the nations oppose and threaten Jerusalem, they will fail and Jerusalem will remain the eternal capital of the Israel, the apple of God’s eye.

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain in the time of latter rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists                (Read more)

(Why  do I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah? Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson. Also, here is a link to my book which explains it in detail, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name.)


Speak to the Dirt!

2 03 2018
Speak to the Dirt

Now available on Kindle

Why should I care about Jerusalem? The answer lies in a prophecy made by God to the LAND of Israel over 2,500 years ago. God gave a spoken word assignment to the Biblical prophet Ezekiel. It was a strange command to “speak to the dirt!” Ezekiel was told to literally travel all over the land of Israel and speak verbally to the hills, the valleys, the fields and the streams. We know God made a promise to the people of Israel, but He also gave these unconditional promises to the Land.

Why would God command a man to speak to dirt? Yet “Prophesy!” is the command that the Lord Yehovah gave to Ezekiel. Its force is no less urgent today. End time prophecy regarding Israel is being fulfilled before our very eyes and the church needs to understand what God is doing in the Promised Land today.

The recent proclamation by President Trump for the United States to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital was followed by moving our Embassy to the city of God. This is indeed a turning point in world history as Yehovah God keeps His faithful promises in our day.

For behold, in those days and at that time, when I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem, I will also gather all nations, and bring them down to the Valley of  Jehoshaphat; and I will enter into judgment with them there on account of My people, My heritage Israel, whom they have scattered among the nations; They have also divided up My land. Joel 3:1-2

A tremendous in-gathering of souls is taking place all over the world. This is even more significant when considering the physical and spiritual in-gathering of the Jewish people. In this book you will see how the events in Israel reflect the Fulfillment of God’s plan, the coming of the Messiah!

The spotlight of history is not held in man’s hand but in the hand of God. He is the Director of the Final Act – He will do precisely what he has always said he would do! (Les Lawrence from Speak to the Dirt! Now available on Kindle!)

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and pray for rain.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists              (Read more)

Israelis Ecstatic

22 01 2018

US Embassy moving to Jerusalem next year. Vice President Pence, the first VP to address the Israeli Knesset (Parliament), announced the move will take place before the end of 2019. This is ahead of the three or four years previously projected. This is the President’s decision to save time and millions of dollars by converting the Jerusalem US Consulate instead of new construction. President Trump has scoffed at the millions spent and years taken for the new London US Embassy.

Here are important links about Pence’s Israeli visit this week.

Pence in Knesset: Embassy to open in Jerusalem in 2019 – Times of Israel

Israelis Ecstatic, Palestinians Furious Over Pence’s Knesset Speech – Israel Today

VP Pence recites Hebrew prayer thanking G-d for Jerusalem visit – Arutz Sheva

Full text of Pence’s address at special session of Knesset – Times of Israel

At that time Jerusalem shall be called The Throne of Yehovah, and all the nations shall be gathered to it, to the name of Yehovah, to Jerusalem. No more shall they follow the dictates of their evil hearts. Jeremiah 3:17

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

Palestinians to Suspend Recognition of Israel

15 01 2018

Dry Bones Meet the PressThere is a new phenomena in the Muslim Middle East. Leaders are showing their true colors responding to President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. What used to be only spoken in Arabic for “internal” communication, is now being said out loud before the watching world. It is a good thing. Here are several articles from this week that make my point.

Palestinians to Suspend Recognition of Israel – RAMALLAH  — Palestinian leaders voted on Monday to call for the suspension of recognition of Israel, and to suspend security coordination with Israel, as they met in response to US President Donald Trump’s acknowledgement of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

The speech in which Abbas dug his own grave –  While wishing the POTUS’ “house be destroyed” in traditional Arab fashion, Abbas may have destroyed his own house…  Mahmoud Abbas, chairman of  the Palestine Liberation Organization, has delivered a speech triggered by his rage at the  President of the United States  Donald Trump, going so far as to  hurl the most bitter curse in the Arabic language at the POTUS:  “May your house be destroyed.” This imprecation does not merely relate to someone’s present home, but to all the members of his family being thrown into the street to lead lives of destitution, humiliation and shame. Only someone familiar with Middle Eastern culture understands the real significance of this curse.

Palestinian Leader Abbas is Furious – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas convened the PLO to go on a wild rant about how US President Donald Trump is helping Israel “steal” Jerusalem from its “rightful” Muslim owners. In between taking jabs at Trump, Abbas reiterated his position that the Jews have no historical connection to Jerusalem or the land in general.

Defense minister: Abbas ‘lost his senses,’ gave up on peace – Avigdor Liberman says PA choosing confrontation with Israel and the US; education minister Bennett says fiery speech marks end of Abbas era

Bitter Abbas to Trump: We reject your peace ‘deal of the century’ – “We told Trump we will not accept his project, the ‘deal of the century,’ which has become the ‘slap of the century,’” said Abbas, expressing Palestinian anger over the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “But we will slap back.”

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.” Psalm 2:1-3

Pray for rain and for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

Trump and the Wisdom of Solomon

9 01 2018
Capital of Palestine

PHOTO: Palestinian youth holding signs reading: “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine.” (Abed Rahim Khatib/ Flash90)

President Trump was wise to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, precisely as was Solomon in his famous “cut the baby in half” decision. Trump shocked the world in his first press conference with PM Netanyahu in DC a year ago on February 15. He broke with years of precedent by allowing for “a two state or a one state solution, whatever the two parties agree on.” He is using the same wisdom regarding Jerusalem. The US will not impose the decision, but leaves it up to the negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians. The very fact that the Palestinians are willing to cut the city/baby in half, betrays their true motive of destroying the holy city and its history.

Ironically, the “two state” world leaders accused Trump of “pre-determining” the outcome. Yet, a recent position taken by the British government, does exactly that in reverse. By insisting that Israel share its capital with the capital of (an as yet non-existent)  “State of Palestine,” it is the British who demand a predetermined outcome.

Israel Told It Will Have to “Share” Jerusalem On Monday, British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson reiterated “the UK’s commitment to supporting the Palestinian people and the two-state solution… “Jerusalem should ultimately be the shared capital of the Israeli and Palestinian states,” said Britain’s top diplomat.

What those insisting on such a compromise outcome fail to take into account is that the vast majority of Israelis reject the notion of ever again dividing Jerusalem, and that most Palestinians deny that the Jewish people have any history in, and therefore claim to, the city. Not to mention that Jerusalem was divided between 1948-1967, and the situation was a nightmare for its residents. Israel Today 1-9-18

We should pray for President Trump that he will continue to find the wisdom of Yehovah God in his policy for Israel and Jerusalem.

“For behold, in those days and at that time, 
When I bring back the captives of Judah and Jerusalem,
I will also gather all nations,
And bring them down to the Valley of Jehoshaphat;
And I will enter into judgment with them there
On account of My people, My heritage Israel,
Whom they have scattered among the nations;
They have also divided up My land.” Joel 3:1-2

Pray for the peace of Jerusalem and “pray for rain in the time of latter rain.”

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)

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A Dry Bones New Year

6 01 2018

Dry Bones 2018

Here is a sampling of my favorite Israeli cartoonist, Yaakov Kirschen. His humorous view of very serious subjects makes him a major influencer in Israel and the West. Pray for him.

Dry Bones Iran 2018

A brave Iranian woman protests the sexist, anti-woman, and abusive rule of the Iranian dictatorship. It is an embarrassment that feminist and women’s groups across the West are not marching in solidarity in the streets of our cities.

Dry Bones Iran freedom

The Lion and the Sun are traditional emblems of the Persian nation. They remained the official symbol of Iran until the 1979 revolution, when the “Lion and Sun” symbol was removed from public spaces and government organizations

Iran will come against Israel, but only after the Psalm 83 War (which lists each country by name, not including Iran. Only after this, and a time of peace, do we get to the Ezekiel 38 War of Gog and Magog which includes Iran/Persia by name. Therefore I see Iran diminished somehow in the present time, perhaps by an internal uprising.

Good report of rain and snow this week in Israel. Keep praying. And as we pray for the peace of Jerusalem, let’s also pray for Iranian freedom.

My retina eye surgery was successful in peeling the wrinkled layer, and the prognosis is excellent. I am blessed more than I deserve. Thanks for your prayers.

And He said, “If you will give earnest heed to the voice of Yehovah your God, and do what is right in His sight, and give ear to His commandments, and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have put on the Egyptians; for I, Yehovah, am your healer.” Exodus 15:26 NASB

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists             (Read more)

Thank you for your prayers and financial support of Elisha Vision Ministries. If you would like to make a donation, just click on the “Donate” button here or on this site’s home page. Thank you again and may blessing and favor be yours in 2018.

Blessing and Favor 2018

30 12 2017

Roan Mt 2017 family

What a wonderful holiday with our family and friends at Roan Mountain, TN. Enjoy a glimpse of our blessed Christmas in the mountains!

Roan Mt 2017cabins

Delightful cabins


Roan Mt 2017 Our 3 daughters

Our three daughters, Andrea, Amy, and Angie; a AAA family!

Roan Mt 2017Canyon

Grandson Canyon at Carver’s Gap

Dry Bones Happy 2018

I pray that you and yours will have a blessed and highly favored 2018 as we move into a supernatural time of prophetic restoration. Pray for me as I write a new book on the current transition from the days of Elijah to the double portion ministry of Elisha.

Pray for rain and peace for Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists               (Read more)

Thank you for your prayers and financial support of our Elisha Vision Ministries. If you would like to make an end of year donation, just click on the “Donate” button here or on this site’s home page. Thank you again and may blessing and favor be yours in 2018.

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