“(You) have not walked in my statutes, neither have kept my judgments … Therefore thus saith the Lord God; Behold, I, even I, am against thee, and will execute judgments in the midst of thee …” (Ezekiel 5: 7-8 selected)
Australia is suffering droughts and bushfires, so what is new about that? Australia is said to be the second driest continent on the earth only being beaten by Antarctica where all the water freezes. In ancient times the LORD created droughts to draw His people back to Himself. We know from the Scriptures that God the LORD God changes not. So why would He not cause a drought to come on the wicked nation of Australia? If the surviving nations in the Millennial reign of Christ on earth fail to come to Jerusalem to worship the LORD, what does God send upon them? Hear what God says …
“And it shall come to pass, that every one that is left of all the nations which came against Jerusalem shall even go up from year to year to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, and to keep the feast of tabernacles. And it shall be, that whoso will not come up of all the families of the earth unto Jerusalem to worship the King, the Lord of hosts, even upon them shall be no rain. And if the family of Egypt go not up, and come not, that have no rain; there shall be the plague, wherewith the Lord will smite the heathen that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles. This shall be the punishment of Egypt, and the punishment of all nations that come not up to keep the feast of tabernacles”. (Zechariah 14: 16-19)
Why should this judgment not apply to Australia today? Do we think that we are immune to the judgment of Holy God? Let’s look at the record.
1. Australia has legitimised sodomy,
2. Australia has legitimised abortion,
3. Australia has perverted the sacred rite of marriage,
4. And many Australian Churches are effectively applauding these actions as we have reported earlier, and often.God Changes Not! Tell me why He not the author of our current condition with drought ravishing the country, and terrorising the farmers and destroying their livelihoods? And now we have fires raging as well. Are the fires the plague promised above? We could be witnessing a judgment from our Holy God who hates the sin of modern Australia.
So what is the Church doing? Is the Church an effective witness to all of this? Where are the voices of the clergy shouting out a warning to Australia? There could and should be many of them. If there were any high profile “prophets” the media would mock them mercilessly, wouldn’t they? That’s why I suspect that there are not many speaking out the warnings of a Holy God against the wickedness that is Australia.
The Lord is coming soon and we, the believing Church, have been charged with being His witnesses. Jesus said, “Occupy till I come.” In that parable the Lord gave His Church (Luke 14:12-27) the instruction was to be His witnesses and to proclaim His message “Till He comes.” But what does the modern Church do? Some Churches have sold out their Saviour by making the alleged “old fashioned” Church more like the world. Instead of being His witnesses they are proclaiming the so-called “rights” of those who directly oppose our Holy LORD. They are declaring the rights of the homosexuals, the rights of women to have abortions, and the rights of those perverted people to marry in a Church. The Church of God is thus participating in these sins.
Now we also see the claim that God has made another mistake in assigning us to one sex or the other. It is now being argued that we can change our “assigned-by-God sex” to that which pleases us momentarily. The Church should be proclaiming the truth of God “male and female created He them” and that should be the end of it for the believing Church. Instead the apostate Church is developing liturgies that affirm that God got it all wrong.
The headline said, “Church Of England Introduces Baptism-Style Ceremony For Gender ‘Transitions.” The article declares that, “Priests are being directed to offer baptism-style ceremonies for those announcing their new sexual identity. In a newly issued pastoral guidance, clergy are being told to call men by their new female names, and women by their new male names. The guidance declares, ‘For a trans person to be addressed liturgically by the minister for the first time by their chosen name may be a powerful moment in the service.” It certainly would be to our Holy God.
Referred to as the “Affirmation of Baptismal Faith,” the service invites the “already-christened gender-confused” to ‘renew the commitments made in baptism in a public setting and provides space for those who have undergone a major transition to re-dedicate their life to Jesus Christ.’” (Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/c...baptism-style-ceremony-for-gender-transitions)
Instead of being His faithful witnesses we are seeking to make the Church more like the world. In recent years we have created the “harlot Church,” the “Laodicean Church” promised by God in the “latter days.” It is a fact that Australia is undergoing a drought and suffering bushfires and so we not unreasonably ask, “Is it a judgment from our Holy God?” And we further ask “Where is the voice of the Church in all of this?”