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.)





Back from Idaho, On to Israel

10 05 2017

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Thank you Sandpoint Christian Center, Sandpoint River of Life Church and Cocolalla Cowboy Church for such wonderful meetings last week. My granddaughter Aly and I were so blessed to minister and enjoy the great Pacific Northwest. I always leave part of my heart there on many levels. Ken and Mavis Lawrence are gracious hosts and even more so with Aly along as my assistant.

Now Doreen and I prepare for our extraordinary 50th Anniversary trip to Jerusalem, a beyond generous gift from our daughters’ families and friends. We are so excited to be there to join in the 50 year anniversary celebrations of the reunification of Jerusalem as the undivided capital of Israel. It was a prophetically historic event at the end of the 1967 Six Day War.

Yeshua had prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem which occurred in 70 AD.

 “But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her. For these are the days of vengeance, that all things which are written may be fulfilled. But woe to those who are pregnant and to those who are nursing babies in those days! For there will be great distress in the land and wrath upon this people. And they will fall by the edge of the sword, and be led away captive into all nations. And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.” Luke 21:20-24

This section is often put into the end times, but notice that after the destruction they will “be led away captive into all nations”. This refers to the nearly 1900 years between the  70 AD fall of Jerusalem, to its reunification of 1967.

But He also prophesied its restoration in verse 24:

And Jerusalem will be trampled by Gentiles until the times of the Gentiles are fulfilled.”

There was to be an end to the Gentile rule of Jerusalem. In addition, He connected the restoration of Jerusalem to the Messiah’s coming.

Then He spoke to them a parable: “Look at the fig tree, and all the trees. When they are already budding, you see and know for yourselves that summer is now near. So you also, when you see these things happening, know that the kingdom of God is near. Assuredly, I say to you, this generation will by no means pass away till all things take place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will by no means pass away. Luke 21:29-33

To which generation does He refer in verse 32, that will not pass away till He comes? I submit that it is our generation, the one which sees Jerusalem come back under the sovereignty of Israel instead of Gentile nations.

Hallelujah! Come soon Yeshua ha Mashiach, Jesus the Messiah!

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read more)





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)





Glory Hallelu-YAH!

20 01 2017

la-et-ms-trump-inaugural-concert-pg-015President Donald J. Trump was inaugurated today. Glory Hallelu-YAH! I say that not to honor him but to honor Yehovah God. The six prayers spoken by five Christian leaders and one Jewish Rabbi, were the most ever at a Presidential Inauguration.

Fireworks on the eve of the swearing-in were accompanied by a powerful chorale singing the Battle Hymn of the Republic. Here is a LINK to the video in case you missed it. Here are two of the stanzas that moved me to tears:

Mine eyes have seen the glory
of the coming of the lord,
He is trampling out the vintage
where the grapes of wrath are stored,
He hath loosed his fateful lightning
of His terrible swift sword,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

In the beauty of the lilies
Christ was born across the sea,
With a glory in his bosom
that transfigures you and me,
As He died to make men holy
let us live to make men free,
His truth is marching on

Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! Glory! Glory! Hallelujah
Glory! Glory ! Hallelujah! His truth is marching on

The international (Hebrew) word of praise to the Almighty God, Hallelujah, contains the short form of God’s personal covenant name. Jah, or Yah, is short for Yehovah, which occurs 6,828 times in the Hebrew text of the Old Testament (Tanach). Few know His name because it is nearly always mistranslated as LORD (all caps). It is my sincere belief that Yehovah is restoring His name to His people, both Christians and Jews. Even the Talmud says it will be use again in the Messianic Age. My latest book, The Hebrew God Who Has No Name, explains the full story and the scriptural basis for its restoration in these days.

I was also moved to tears by the prayer of Rabbi Hier highlighting the importance of Jerusalem.

The first orthodox Rabbi to give benediction at a US presidential inauguration cited a psalm highlighting Jerusalem at Friday’s ceremony.

Rabbi Marvin Hier —  the 77-year-old founder and dean of the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center — said in his prayer for President Donald Trump: “Bless all of our allies around the world who share our beliefs, ‘By the rivers of Babylon, we wept as we remember Zion…If I forget you O Jerusalem, may my right hand forget its skill’ (Psalm 137).” Algemeiner.com

Pray for President Trump and pray for the peace of Jerusalem.

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists         (Read more – Fake Peace)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)





Jerusalem Embassy Controversy

21 12 2016

jerusalemoct172016The United States has Embassies in 167 countries, but in only one country is our embassy NOT in that country’s capital city. Israel is the only one that the United States refuses an embassy in their capital. Our embassy is in Tel Aviv, not Jerusalem. Israel named Jerusalem as its capital in 1950, not to overlook that King David made it his capital over 3,000 years ago. All Jews have considered Jerusalem their capital for 3,000 years, whether they are in the land or scattered among the nations.

The US Congress passed a law in 1995 requiring our embassy be moved by 1999. However, a six month waiver included, allowed the President to waive the mandate. Each President has signed the waiver every six months for over sixteen years. But this year is different. President-Elect Trump insists that he will move our embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

Most Israelis rejoice with the prospect. Yet, extreme leftists and most nations are in a panic about the move. David Friedman’s nomination as US Ambassador to Israel further confirms Trump’s intention to follow through.

I maintain that the near future will see Israel annexing Judea and Samaria (the entire West Bank). This is the only option for peace. The two-state plan is dead. Hamas is gaining influence over the Palestinian Authority and Israel simply will not allow Hamas to take over the area.

Prophecy is clear that Israel will win the Psalm 83 War as their enemies fight one another. It is the same as the Midianites in Gideon’s day yielding total victory for Israel. Prophecy is also clear about the status of Jerusalem, which is why it is so important for us to pray for the peace of Jerusalem. This is what the sovereign God of Israel says:

This message concerning the fate of Israel came from Yehovah: “This message is from Yehovah, who stretched out the heavens, laid the foundations of the earth, and formed the human spirit. I will make Jerusalem like an intoxicating drink that makes the nearby nations stagger when they send their armies to besiege Jerusalem and Judah. On that day I will make Jerusalem an immovable rock. All the nations will gather against it to try to move it, but they will only hurt themselves. Zechariah 12:2 NLT

Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists          (Read more)

(New explanation for why I use God’s literal covenant Name: Yehovah. Here is a link to the best simple explanation I know, from my friend, Keith Johnson.)





Next Year in Jerusalem!

6 12 2016

Flag at WallThis declaration ends each Passover with the hope of every Jew to return to Jerusalem . How would you like to travel with Doreen and me next November for an intimate guided tour of Israel? We took 14 people in 2015 and hope to have 15-20 this time. Below is the note I sent out to those who had expressed interest earlier. The decision to go or not go must be made this week,  so please act quickly if the Lord is leading.

Shalom,
Thank you for your love for Israel and for expressing interest in our Elisha Vision Israel tour with Doreen and me. The dates are Nov 1-11, 2017 leaving from Raleigh. Departure from another city can be arranged. Here is a link to the preliminary itinerary:
https://elishavision.wordpress.com/2015-israel-tour/ (Click on the mini-pdf brochure above the picture).
We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of Jerusalem as the undivided capitol of Israel. We will also celebrate our own 50th wedding anniversary which was the same date, 6-11-67. Hallelujah! New this year… get your hands dirty at the Temple Mount archaeological dig, a free day in Jerusalem and more.
 
NOTE: We need for you to  send a deposit of $100.00 per person ASAP. I need to reserve the airline seats in order to confirm our flight and tour dates. I now have a donation button on my blog for PayPal or credit card if you prefer that method. Please indicate Israel Tour at checkout. If you prefer a check, send %Elisha Vision PO Box 1601 Wake Forest, NC 27588.
I am committed to keeping the group intimate, so please respond quickly. I hope you can go with us! If you know someone else interested, please forward this note. Thanks.
For Zion’s sake,
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 137:6
Les Lawrence, Voice of Christian Zionists            (Read More)







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