Wednesday, August 2, 2017

First Of All

A campaign for the good of Australia: First Of All

I think most people would agree that the state of our nation has dramatically changed over the last decade. It's not the same as it used to be. It's definitely not the same as when I grew up. Now I understand change; change is inevitable and it can be said that anything that doesn't change is really stagnant and winds up dead. But has our nation changed for better or for worse?

The changes which stand out the most to me are those regarding morals, values and what I call the basic foundations of human life (ie keeping the Bible as our complete truth and foundation for living, respecting children and protecting their innocence, traditional marriage, parents as the head of the home and so on). 

Some of the changes that I see in Australia which are for the worse are: 

Children being taught (or groomed) in secondary schools with the Safe Schools program 
Children being exposed to sexual education too early 
Transgender theory 
No Christian Religious Education or affiliation allowed in schools 
Christmas decorations, carols and cards being banned in many schools 
Children not allowed to witness or evangelise in the playground 
LGBT rights being taken to extremes 
Parents losing their rights to know and teach their children what they believe is best 

I'm sure there are plenty more points I have not listed. 

Despite the horrible and downright evil that is surrounding the country but especially those targeted at the children there is still hope. Our God is a God of love and hope and provision. 

The Word of God says without a vision people perish. Well I feel it's time that we get a little perspective and a whole lot of vision. 

I'm going to share with you a strategy that God has given me. A strategy they will bring vision and a hope for the future of Australia. 

First of all we must pray for the leaders of our country! 

1 Timothy 2:1-2 KJV
I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty. 

Now we don't have a lot of kings around these days. But we do have prime ministers and premiers. So we should be, according to Gods Word, praying for them. 

I've had a real big revelation that we followers of Christ in Australia need to pray earnestly and with strong commitment daily for our leaders and those in authority. 

I'll be the first to admit (without excuses) that I don't pray for our countries leaders daily. And in fact it's never crossed my mind to do it. I have been praying for them but it's more like once a month thing or when there's an election coming up {insert cringe face here}. 

Also I know that Australian's are opinionated and we all have something to say. But putting our earthly opinions of our leaders aside allows us to get a God perspective. Whether we like them or not is not the point. Whether we agree with what they're doing is not the point. The point is that God tells us to pray for them. 

So God has challenged me to commit myself to pray this way and to campaign and encourage others to join me. Who are we if we can't obey Gods Word and unite together for the good of our nation. 

I believe we can do it. I believe that we can and we want to join together to pray and seek God in this matter. Will you join me? 

Gods Word says: 

Matthew 18:18-19 “Assuredly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven. “Again I say to you that if two of you agree on earth concerning anything that they ask, it will be done for them by My Father in heaven. 

John 15:7 If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire, and it shall be done for you. 

Let's pray and agree together being led by the Holy Spirit to: 

1. First of all pray for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull daily. 
2. Bind the works of enemy in Australia. Bind lust, pride, the spirit of control, spirit of oppression, spirit of discord, spirit of division, the spirit of fear and the spirit of the antichrist. (Yep that's right I said antichrist. The antichrist in human form has not yet been revealed on earth but his spirit is rampant!) 
3. Release Gods love, peace, unity, justice, life, healing, reconciliation, salvation and Holy Spirit over the nation of Australia and its people. 

So what are we waiting for? Let's get going. Spread the word. Tell your fellow Christ followers. Share this article. And get praying First Of All for our Prime Minister and leaders of authority. 

Nat xx

Coming up in my next piece: how and what to pray for our Prime Minister