Yesterday marked 56 years since we made the switch from needing two shillings to make a florin and twenty shillings to make a pound and needing to pay a three pence (pronounced threepence) and a two pence (tuppence) halfpenny, with dollars and cents.
How much easier it is to have to pay $6.55 than 6pound, 5s 5d.
It’s taken – at first glance – less than two years for Australia to be reduced from a “lucky country”, where most people enjoyed prosperity and freedom to indulge their pleasures in sport, leisure activities and relatively satisfactory working lives, to a nation of bickering, backbiting, oppressed, fearful and confused people who wonder what’s going to happen next. How has it come to this?
Firstly, as a nation, Australia has largely turned its back on God, preferring the “pleasures of sin”, if you like. I know that won’t make me many friends, but it is the plain truth. God blesses a nation that honours Him; those that don’t reap what they sow.
Secondly, the Australian people have generally become very gullible, comfortable and ill-prepared for such events as these. There have been the droughts, fires and floods, and I don’t intend to downplay the severity of these, but they didn’t affect the whole population at the same time.
Thirdly, the Australian people have gradually been moved from a position where the government served them, to a sudden sharp change of course where the government now holds the reins. The course has been changing, the plandemic provided a jolt that made it easy for the authorities to finally establish the control they sought.
Fourthly, combining the second and third points, the people made the mistake of trusting the governments and the mainstream media to provide them with honest and factual information. The people’s gullibility and the authorities’ dishonesty and malevolent intent then allowed the current situation to evolve quite rapidly.
Where to from here? That’s up to us. The authorities have no intention of getting life “back to normal”. That was never their intention. and it never will be. The whole thing has been about totalitarian control, which will be the result unless people worldwide decide otherwise.
Is this world reaping what it has sown? I was just pondering some of the blatantly anti-Christian legislation passed in Victoria and other states recently, and measuring it against the scripture that says, “Blessed is that nation whose God is the Lord”, and glimpse how far removed from that we are.
The world turns its back on God, then curses and blames Him when things go wrong. It just doesn’t work that way. God isn’t a bellhop to be summoned by a snap of the fingers when we need something to improve our comfort. He’s given us a blueprint for right living, and we ignore it at our peril.
Denying His existence is all very well – that’s just something you’ll have to explain to Him when you eventually meet 😔
In the meantime, the fate of the nations is actually in the hands of the church within those nations: “If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their terrible ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)
Is that maybe why governments around the world are doing their utmost to destroy the church – because they don’t really want the nations healed? Could be – it’s much easier to rule with an iron fist when people are completely defeated.