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WHAT WILL BECOME OF AUSTRALIA (1974)
by Jack Burrell

Vital Publications N.S.W.
P.O.Box 85
Mudgee N.S.W. 2850

INTRODUCTION

What will become of Australia?

Will it be over-run with ruthless invaders?

Will our property be taken from us?

Will we finish up with, a Government which will make us part of an organized labour Police State?

The writer has received answers to these questions by direct supernatural revelation.

It is the intention of the writer to share with the people of Australia these
revelations so that they too will know what will become of Australia.

It is hoped that there will be a sensible reaction to this revelation, and not the usual typical Australian attitude of “she’ll be right mate.”

There are some theological things to be said without any denominational bias, and without any apology, because Australia is supposed to be a Christian country.




CHAPTER ONE

WHY SUPERNATURAL REVELATION?

Firstly, we are not satisfied with natural, or mere human explanations.
They are not good enough. They end up in confusion.
Human reasoning at its very best is based on facts produced by logic, which sometimes is very doubtful being limited by human capacity.

Our five senses limit our capacity for knowing anything.
That is why, in the natural scientific realm we cannot go back to the origin of man, nor can we probe into the unknown future, and prove anything. We can speculate. We can make wild guesses, but we cannot know for sure. We have to have a super, outside of the natural limitations, revelation.

Secondly, we already have a time tested, thoroughly proved, whole library of supernatural revelation in our Holy Bible, which anyone can try out for themselves, and find to be absolutely reliable.

Thirdly, supernatural revelation is the order of the day. Thousands of people are scanning daily their particular horoscope-forecast, and are turning, to all kinds of occult fortune telling and accepting whatever demonic contact they can find. And all the while, God is speaking to us by means of His supernatural revelations, and gives a satisfactory explanation of the origin of man, and why he is here, and where he is going. He condemns demonic contact, but offers His contact, so that we
mortals can have supernatural revelation and be linked up with Him.

But what has all this to do with what will become of Australia?

Australia is not even mentioned as such in the Bible. However Australia is given a place in direct supernatural revelation which is supported by the Bible as we will see. In the Bible we are told of methods used by God to reveal Himself to man, or to make something in the future known. Many times He spoke through men who are known as Prophets. They came from all walks of life, and some of them were able to preserve their revelations by writing them down. These revelations have come through to us today. Revelations, many of which have been fulfilled with the passing of time, leaving us an assurance of complete fulfilment in the future.

One of these Prophets of old was a man named Joel. When the Spirit of God came upon him he saw down the labyrinth of time to these very days in which we live, and wrote: "It shall come to pass in the last days, saith God, I will pour out of My Spirit upon all flesh, and your sons and daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions and your old men shall dream dreams; and on My servants and on My handmaidens I will pour out of My Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will shew wonders in heaven above, and signs in the earth beneath, blood and fire and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great, and notable day of the Lord. And it shall come to pass that whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved." (Acts 2:17-21.)

This Prophet Joel is speaking about direct super-natural revelation which is taking place in these last days (with) visions and dreams and prophecies.

This is where Australia comes into the prophetic picture. We are in the last days, and revelation has been given of what will become of Australia. Supernatural revelation is available. It is up to date, and it is very exciting.


CHAPTER TWO


"VISIONS." A PERSONAL TESTIMONY

I have been a follower of Jesus Christ for some forty years, having found Him as my Saviour whilst driving a team of Clydesdale horses on my father's property. I had been reading the Bible quite a lot. In fact, I read it through from cover to cover, and many portions several times. These were days when out in the country we were not assailed by the time-absorbing factors of radio, and television, and drive-in theatres. The results of my studies brought me to the conclusion that I was a lost sinner, under the curse of death, bound for Hell, "without God, and without hope in this world." I was disillusioned with Churches which all seemed to teach about God, but left one high and dry on the barren: sands of helpless self-effort salvation, starving and thirsting for that vital life-giving contact with God Himself, Who fills the hungry soul, and gives the thirsty drink. I wished that some man would come along, and shew me about God, but no man came. Then when I was most heavily laden, and most downcast in myself, Jesus came to me in a vision in my mind. He did not say very much, but what He said "changed my life, and set my feet on the road to Heaven.

I always remember this day as my spiritual birthday. The warming sun of August shone down upon me, and the sweating horses were still soft from their Winter break. The smell of the moist earth arose accompanied by the sounds of the trace chains in the equaliser rollers, and the turning of the plough discs as they cut into the ready ground. It was all so pleasant. Yet I knew that if I were killed out there in an accident (like my uncle who fell under an implement), or if Jesus should come again, as "King of Kings and Lord of Lords", I would not be ready for Him. Jesus, the Lord, came to me in a vision in my mind. He said, "I came looking for you through the Cross of Calvary."

In a moment, I saw that Christianity was not just comprised of ornate buildings, and sacred music, and solemn people in dark clothes. Nor was it ecclesiastical organisations, and men with mystical power to get you through to Heaven, nor was it a process of worship designed by doctrine, and by knowledge to sanctify, and make worthy the one who would work hard enough at it.

Jesus said: "God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him, must worship Him in Spirit, and in Truth." (John 4:24). He was quoting Himself to me. And here was the breakthrough that lifted my thinking up from mere religion to Spiritual life. He spoke these words to, a poor woman of sin at a well in Samaria, when she was all bogged down in religion and sin. He offered her life. He was here now in this wheat paddock offering me life. He said: "You are the one who should have died, but I died instead of you, so that you might live forever." Here the vision faded, and I was alone with the horses, and the plough, and the birds chasing along the opened furrow looking for food. But I was a different person. I had accepted Jesus as my Saviour and Lord. The old load was gone. Joy filled my being. This Jesus Who had hung between heaven and earth at Calvary, also hung between God and man to join them together in a bond of love and happiness I had never thought possible. I had passed from death unto life.

It was only a short few years after my spiritual birthday that Australia was at war. I joined the Royal Australian Air Force, and became an airframe fitter. I joined the Royal Australian Air Force, and became an airframe fitter. I was raw to the ways of the world, and to many I must have seemed a strange person because I did not want to smoke, nor drink, nor swear, nor gamble, nor degrade womanhood. I had something better. And I won the respect of my mates who often told me so. Also I found fellowship 'with other young Christian men who read their Bibles, and sought the Lord in Prayer.

One night when I was praying alone down by the end of the aerodrome where we were stationed, I became aware of the presence of the Lord in a remarkable way. I saw no vision, but I felt myself being immersed into God's presence in a way I had never known, and as I talked in prayer, I found that the language I was speaking was not English but some other language spoken through me by the Spirit of the Lord. Because I did not understand these things Scripturally I was content to let this experience be something which was to give me power in my for Jesus Christ. It was not until some years later, after I had married, and was farming again, that I came into the knowledge of the everyday experience of "speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance".

Before I finish this segment of this testimony, I would point out that Joel the Prophet placed a special emphasis on a very important statement he made, when speaking of visions, and dreams, and prophesies. He said: "They that call upon the Name of the Lord shall be saved." The word "saved," here can mean "safe," and also mean "delivered." This statement coming in such a context could well be a warning for us to be safe from false visions and false dreams, and false prophesies by calling on the Name of the Lord. Satan is a counterfeiter, and many people are being deceived by demonic forces. Unless the Lord is our Lord, and the Author of the revelation we receive we can be deceived because our spirits can be susceptible to any voice coming to us from the great spirit world of demons and devils. The Bible shows that people can be snared of the devil, and taken captive by hint at his will. (2 Timothy 2:26). So we need to call upon the Name of the Lord to be delivered from Satan, and from any falsehood. Jesus said: "In My Name shall they cast out devils." (Mark 16:17). The Bible says of Jesus, "neither is there salvation in any other: for there is none other Name under heaven given among men, whereby we must be saved." (Acts 4:12). The Name of the Lord Jesus is our protection. When He is Lord, we are safe, and delivered.

I have received several visions, mostly personal, but the testimony I have given in this chapter is the background experience to supernatural revelation pertaining to what will become of Australia, and so I present it to all to read for the Glory of God and say, as Paul the Apostle said: "I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision."


CHAPTER THREE

DREAMS — AUSTRALIA INVADED

Several years ago, at Easter, I arose early in the morning, in the dark hours, to spend an hour in prayer and supplication with the Lord, as was my custom (the Lord when He was upon this earth, used to go out early in the morning and pray, so how much more do we need to do so). Having prayed I returned to my bed again, and went off to sleep. Perhaps I had not been asleep long before the Lord began to speak to me by way of a vivid dream showing me something of what will become of Australia. The dream came to me in two distinct parts.

PART ONE -

I saw a vision of a great map of the world spread out on a wall before me. The map was a white background with the outlines of the countries in black, very plain and very clear.

As I looked in wonder at this great map, I was amazed to notice that a filling in was slowly taking place of certain of the countries, in black colour.

What I saw reminded me of the pictures we used to see in our newspapers during the War when the Axis Powers were encroaching countries, and each day their advance was indicated by filled-in areas.

I saw the blackness begin to fill in at the Northern end of India, and slowly move down until all of India was black. The black mass kept on moving and spreading, taking in Ceylon and all of Burma, and continueing down to fill in Malaya, and Sumatra and Borneo. On through Java and all of Indonesia, including West Irian.
Then as Papua and New Guinea filled in, so also did the Northern end of Australia, and Australia slowly filled in right down to a line stretching right across the continent from North West Cape in the West to Cape Byron in the East. Here the filling in halted, and remained, leaving less than half of Australia not filled in.

What I saw was the invasion of Australia by an alien force, and as I watched this revelation taking place I was somewhat relieved to see the invaders stop at Byron Bay for my own home was at Balling, only a few miles South. The vision was so real.

The map of the world faded away as I looked, and in my dream I was left thinking about it all, and I was telling myself that away in the far distant future; some day such a thing would happen, but not in my day. And I reasoned like this with myself until I was startled to find myself an actual participant in yet another vision even more vivid than the one I had just seen. A vision in a dream sent to me, I believe, to settle in my thinking a time factor, not in some far off day, but somewhere within my own normal life span. I could be alive, and aware of the very invasion in actual fact.

Nowhere tip to date have I been shown the identity of the invaders. Some people have speculated that they are Russian, or Chinese, or Japanese, or that Islam is to rise in Arabia, and extend its Empire right down to Australia. But I would not like to say anything until it was clearly revealed.

PART TWO -

In this second part of the dream I found myself to be out somewhere in the more Western and arid area of New South Wales or Queensland. It was outback country. I noticed the trees, all small like shrubs, Myall or Gidgea, low and scattered, as far as the eye could see.

The air was full of rising dust, caused by the movement of stock, mostly cattle. And there was the noise of cattle and of stockmen, and of their dogs barking. I noticed that all the movement was in a Southward direction, and they were hurrying. Then I noticed people walking, and stopping to shelter with children in the scanty shade of the small trees because of the heat of the day.

As I just stood there looking at this unusual sight, a vehicle of the Australian Army Forces drove up to me, and one of the occupants, an officer, spoke to me and said: "Get out of here as quickly as you can. We expect a battle to take place right, here today in this area."

At this moment I knew all my reasoning previously had been in vain, for here was a special out of the way, illustrated lesson, to teach me when to expect the invasion of Australia. It was to be within the scope of my normal lifetime which, when thought of as being the usual "three score years and ten", would indicate a date somewhere within the next twelve years, from this time of writing.

Then another strange thing happened. The vision passed from me, and I was alone again. A voice spoke to me, not out of a dream, but audibly, in my bedroom where I was sleeping, so loud and so clear that I was awakened, so startled as to spring out of my bed to my feet.

I believe that I heard the voice of the Lord calling to me. This was the second time in my life that I had heard the audible voice of the Lord, and both times indicated a crisis where I would be involved, and that there was a deep purpose behind the voice which literally shook me.

The words spoken to me on this occasion were just the words of my name. My name, and nothing more spoken loudly and clearly from somewhere behind me.

Some of my evangelical friends have suggested that his calling of my name could mean that the "rapture of the saints," or the meeting of the church with Christ in the air is to take place at the time of Australia's invasion, and that I received a preview of the general call to the people of God. However, I do not share this thought at all, because the call that day will be a trumpet call, followed by the experience of rising up to meet the Lord.

I believe that the true import behind the calling of my name is that I had been shown something, and now was being called as a person responsible with a special message for the people of Australia.

And I have a duty to make it known by every possible means; to tell it, write it, and tape it. Australia is going to be invaded, soon.

I have held back from saying much about this because I wanted further light on the subject, and I did not want to rush in before God's time. Now I have further revelation, and am sure that now is the right time.


CHAPTER FOUR

GOD'S WORD

As we come to the more important portion of this booklet, let us also come onto a sure foundation of scriptural truth. We do not want to be caught up with "old wives fables." We want the security of sound scriptural confirmation.
It is from the Holy Bible that we learn about God the Father, and read of all His dealings with man. The Bible tells us of Jesus, the Son of God, incarnate, born of a virgin, to live without sin, to suffer, and to die, and to live again, and leave an impact, pure and powerful, through all the years upon all men so that even atheistic people date their -calendars from Him. The Bible informs us of the Church, that mystical body, comprised of those people who are born again of the Spirit of God, and "washed in the blood of the Lamb," out of every nation, and out of every denomination, to be a body over which Jesus Christ is Lord and Head.
The Bible gives special directions for the Church for all generations. It is from these directions that we have rules for the administration of Spiritual Gifts within the Church. The Apostle Paul wrote: "Now concerning Spiritual Gifts, brethren, I would not have you ignorant." (1 Corinthians 12:1.) Further on in the same letter he says, "the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man to profit withal." (1 Corinthians 12:7.)
He then speaks of the revelation gifts, the word of wisdom, the word of knowledge, and later on, the discerning of spirits. These gifts bring supernatural revelations to the Church, through those using the gifts.
Let us consider the first of these revelation gifts, the word of wisdom, because it is this gift in operation through the writer that has brought to light many facts regarding what will become of Australia.
The word of wisdom is apart from the Written Word of God, but never contrary to it. It is a spoken word, a manifestation of a Spiritual Gift specially designated to reveal some wisdom God has regarding divine purposes coming to pass in the future.
I was driving along a country road one day, praying as I was driving, and praising the Lord for His loving kindness, both in my own English language, and in the language of the Spirit which the Bible refers to as ",unknown tongues." (1 Corinthians 14:2). It was while I was speaking in the language of the Spirit that I noticed something different, and I realised that the un¬known tongue was a known tongue to me, words of wisdom like prophesy, telling me of things coming to pass, relating to what will become of Australia. I was speaking in the language of the King James version of the Scriptures, under the anointing of the Holy Spirit.

Revelation after revelation kept on coming to me, and I found that I was in complete control of the gift, and that I could stop the revelations, or let them start again as I willed. (1 Corinthians 14:32). I was able to drive my car, go about my business, go to my home, have tea, read my Bible, pray, and yet at any time I could let the revelation flow through me until it lifted away from me altogether after its completion. Then I took pen and paper and wrote down the message as soon as I could because I knew that the Lord had given me something for the people of Australia.

A heaviness came over me of responsibility. I did not want to be the one who, like Jonah the Prophet of old, was sent with a message of doom. No wonder Jonah tried to get out of it. It is not very nice to think of your fellows with whom you have rubbed shoulders for years, and you like them, and respect them, and help them, and they would do the same for you, but now, you have to tell them that destruction is coming. I wished someone else were given the job of warning the inhabitants of Australia. I told the Lord so at the time. I told Him that I was a nobody, of little importance and that I counted for nothing in the world. I said: "They will take no notice of me, and they will think I am mad."

Then the Lord replied: "They do not have to take notice of you. They have to take notice of Me. Some will think you are mad, and they will perish in the anguish of madness. But many will find safety for themselves, and for their loved ones because of your faithfulness to Me."

So here is this booklet, a message to all, submitted with no other authority than the authority of God's Word. "
You, dear reader, can help to promote this message by telling your friends, and by passing on a copy of this booklet to them. I am counting on you to help me. The job is too big for me to do alone. And the message is vital.

CHAPTER FIVE

WHAT THE LORD SAID

As I opened my mouth and spoke, the gift of the Word of Wisdom flowed out in the language of the King James version of the Bible as follows: —

"Thus saith the Lord thy God unto thee, and unto a people who have estranged themselves from Me, and and turned themselves from Me, and turned each one unto his own way, and has acted selfishly towards his neighbour, and towards the Lord God of all might and power.
"Behold, in my hand, are the sons of men, and I can do with them as I please, saith the Lord. I can exalt them to high places, and I can spill them out as blood, and they become as a dried parchment. It is not in a man to thrust himself away from the Lord, when He comes by his dwelling place.

"Man is small like the feeble ant upon the land, and like the mite of the sea for weakness. Yet he lifts up his voice in vanity, and he speaks out great words of emptiness, and he thinks to build a strong tower for himself, a refuge of words. But, the word of the Lord is nigh unto them who will hear Him speaking unto them, to make known unto them that the eternal God is their refuge and strength.

"Therefore, harken unto the Lord, for it shall surely come to pass that the end shall be seen of all those who desire iniquity, for an enemy shall come against them, who is more wicked, and depraved than they themselves, set to rob them of their pleasant land.

"But power shall be in the hands of the righteous for they shall refuse to walk in the way of evil. They shall not trust in their own good works, but will trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, the only Saviour.

"Behold perilous times shall come, and the spoiler shall spoil the people and their goods before their face, and they shall not be able to stay his hand as he utterly destroys."


And so the revelation came forth, bringing out details of things which will come to pass in the near future. It came forth in quaint vernacular of the Old English Scripture.

It was revealed that three kingdoms, or political parties, would rise in Australia, and each would be in variance with the other. One would be to the North, and one would be to the South, and the other would be a breakaway from them both.

Perplexity of lies will be the order of the day, and if arms were ere available they would all go to war with each other. People will lose faith in those in authority, and a breakdown will take place in attitudes leading to open rebellion against all forms of government.

With the build-up of perplexity, and the breakdown of morale, will come a general falling away as we have never envisaged, reaching into homes, and schools, and places of employment, and clubs, and churches, and governments. Iniquity will abound at a rate hitherto undreamed of, and as the scripture says, "evil men shall wax worse and worse."

A last ditch stand shall be made for material security by many people, at any cost, by any means, and across the whole strata of society many people shall be trodden under the feet of so-called neighbours, and so-called friends. Greed and avarice will be like a consuming bush fire taking all before it, in big business, and mono-polising combines. But the Lord himself will see to it that the righteous are fed, and clothed, and not lacking in any good thing.
They shall be a wonder to the wicked, and a help to the poor and needy.

Demonic powers shall be evident as some people will yield themselves to strange forces, causing others to be deceived by them, whose destruction will come upon them from the powers that bind them. But all power which is not of God will utterly fail before the Name of the Lord, and any person who calls on the Name of the Lord shall be delivered.

Lust is going to be like a great epidemic spreading out through the nation, leaving a trail of sorrow, and broken lives in its wake. It will not be safe for any girl, or woman, to be on their own. Sex will be emphasised through every medium possible, to gain and warp the imaginations of people, both young and old. Adultery will not be regarded as sin, and unfaithfulness will not be seen for what it is, a vow made before God, broken asunder. But the Lord will sanctify His people, and in the midst of corruption show them forth to principalities, and powers, as the perfection of His grace.

There will be a strange fear stalking the land, driving many to consume alcohol and take drugs, or do anything in order to escape its darksome shadow. It will come upon people, bringing with it, heart-attacks, nervous-breakdowns, and all manner of sickness. Insane asylums will be full and overflowing. Hospitals will not be able to cope with the sick and dying. There will be many victims of violence, as crime, rape and godlessness abound.

Famine is going to sweep the country, and right here in Australia there are going to be those who will starve to death. The famine will not be caused by droughts alone, although there will be strange weather behaviour bringing loss to rural areas, but the real cause will be political bungling and greed. Farmers will not be able to provide food because of a great fuel shortage, and trans¬port difficulties. Implements will lie in the fields, and food will waste away. At this time world politics will be involved with the affairs of Australia.

There are to be three great kingdoms on the earth who will rise in splendor to outshine each other, and they shall be like the sun, and like the moon, and like a great star, as they shine; And out of these kingdoms shall come a force, like a terrible dust storm,
showing itself stronger, and stronger until all is engulfed by it, as it takes country after country until Australia is reached, and half of Australia is taken.

Right now, at this present time, there are men of "dark countenances" gathering to plan, and to scheme, and to share their ideas for the fall, and take-over of Australia. They are absolutely ruthless. They are not concerned about their own lives. They want to kill, and cause destruction. As the Scripture says, "their feet are quick to shed blood." They are gathering now. They are strengthening their positions. They are making ready to go to war with lands that are like unwalled cities, and defenceless before them. Their dark secret is to take all before them. But the Lord knows their secret, and desires to broadcast it from the housetops, and make it known, for the sake of the righteous, and because of His mercy towards all those who will turn to Him, before it is too late.

When these things start to come to pass people living in the Northern half of Australia will flee to the South to shelter from the invader. Some will flee because they will take their warning from the Lord, and others because of fear. The accommodation of so many will be a terrific problem, and how to feed them will be another.

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There will be trouble in the transportation of goods, and stock from the North to the South. All available means will be used, including travel on foot, carrying loads on backs. Water and food will be a problem.

There will be a programme of conscription of man¬power and womanpower, whipped up by the government bodies for the defence of the country. As the invaders encroach further and further, the more intense the conscription will become, until only the young, and the old will escape.

When the invaders have finally taken possession of all the Northern half of Australia from its most Easterly point to its most Westerly point, a perimeter will be set up, and the advance of the invaders will be stayed because of some world political compromise being reached among world powers. And the invaders will keep the Northern half of Australia, and populate it with people of their own choice.

The Southern part of Australia will be governed by a communist type of government, and all land, and all property will be owned by the state. Farmers from the along will have to work land alone with farmers in the South to provide food for the people. All people will have to do as they are told, and will be oppressed by a police system empowered to make arrests, or kill without trial, for the slightest law infringement.

There will be no substantial peace, or freedom again in Australia, until that day when the Lord Jesus Christ shall return with power and glory to rule the world in righteousness.

This is where the "Word of Wisdom" ceased, and was left speechless. This was so final and so devastating that I wondered if there were any hope left anywhere. I am sure there is.

CHAPTER SIX

FAILURE AND JUDGEMENT

There is a light in the valley. There is hope in spite of all the impending doom. There is only doom because of a problem. We have to deal with the problem. And the problem in Australia is the same problem that has caused nations in days gone by to go down the road of failure and loss into the abyss of God's judgement, to disappear altogether, or to become only a shadow of their previous glory. The problem is sin, in the full meaning of the word. Sin that separates man from God. Sin that is the trade-mark of Satan. Sin that nailed Jesus to the Cross, and sin that rejects Him, in apathy, or in open wilfulness.

Australians have failed to deal with the problem of sin. It is popular to be anti-Christ, and to take His Name in vain. We are throwing out Bible teaching to replace it with the evolution lie. We do not pray any more. We want to be independent, and "do our own thing." We want to build our own little kingdoms. We want the spirit of beer more than we want the Spirit of God. We live for this life alone, and we are prepared to spend eternity in Hell fire. Now we are in danger in this life, of losing all that we have. The enemy is at the door of a demoralised nation who wants sin, even though it costs her the judgement of God.
Our only hope is in God. He made us, and He loves us, and Ile wants us to spend eternity with Him, in that land where there are no more tears, no night, no death, and no more sin. "God so loved the world that He gave us His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life." (John 3;16).

We may be identified with a nation that is doomed, but we as individuals need not be doomed. We can believe in Jesus Christ, and become identified with Him, and receive eternal life now. It is true that "all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God," (Romans 3:23), but it is also true that God made Jesus, who knew no sin, to become sin "that we might be made, the righteousness of God in Him" (2 Corinthians 5:21).

This is God's answer to the problem of sin, and is the light, and hope for us all, at this time.

CHAPTER SEVEN

THE BALANCES OF GOD

In the Book of Daniel the Prophet we read, "King Belshazzar was sitting with a thousand of his lords and ladies, drinking wine, and mocking the Lord God of Israel, when a hand appeared on the wall in front of him, and wrote, 'God Bath numbered thy Kingdom, and finished it.
Thou art weighed in the balances, and found wanting. Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians. In that night was Belshazzar, the King, slain, and Darius, the Median, took the kingdom." (from Daniel 5.)

Australia is weighed in the balances of God. It has been weighing for a long time, and to a certain extent has been carrying its weight. The majority of people who have come and gone, down through the years, have honoured God, and have upheld His principles, and although there have been hard times, and economic depression, and great wars, that brought terrific loss of the nation’s manhood, there has been a prevailing regard and reverence for the things of God.

Unfortunately, a deep decline has become evident, and nationally, we witness a rather swift movement towards that much talked-of permissive society, with its loose moral standards, and its irresponsible gambling habits, and its self indulgent drinking parties, breaking up of homes, and disregarding the authority of God.

The scales are tilting, and like Belshazzar of old, Australia is found wanting. Wanting a lost generation of youth who have not been brought up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord. Wanting in leadership and direction, at a time when the whole world has gone "hog-wild" after materialism.

Belshazzar was drinking his fill of wine, but the rot had already set in. Perhaps neither he, nor any of his lords and ladies, knew it, but God knew it, and sent a hand to write a message telling them so. And then, they could not read the handwriting on the wall, and it was not until Daniel, who exercised a gift of interpretation, made it clear that they knew that the kingdom was already divided; not going to be divided, but was divided now. And that is the situation with Australia, because the balances are hanging in the wrong direction.

I am deeply concerned about Australia as a nation, but I am more concerned about you, dear reader, as a person. When my life hung in the balances of, God, tilted heavily with sin and Godlessness, I accepted Jesus as, the Saviour and Lord of my life. It was as if He stepped into, the other side of the scales, and lifted me up out of sin, and, loss into His wonderful grace. I know that what He did for me, He can do for you.
In fact, He can do the same for Australia, person by person, one by one, until the Nation is saved from ruin. The Bible says: "Righteousness exalteth a nation." (Proverbs 14:34.)
So it is up to you and me to be righteous in the sight of God. This is our only hope, and it is the only hope for Australia.

CHAPTER EIGHT

WHEN PEOPLE REPENT, GOD REPENTS

It is very interesting to read what happened some hundred of years ago in the life of Jonah the Prophet, because of a similar set of circumstances facing Australia, and because of a principle involved that portrays the justice of God.

"Now the word of the Lord came unto Jonah the son of Amittai, saying, "arise, go unto Nineveh that great city, and cry against it; for their wickedness has come up before Me." (Jonah 1:1-2.)

"The people of Nineveh believed God, and proclaimed a fast, and put on sackcloth, from the greatest of them to the least of them." (Jonah 3:5.)

"And God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way; and God repented of the evil that He said that He would do unto them; and He did it not." (Jonah 3:10.)

It has been popular amongst unbelievers to scoff at the story of Jonah, and even some so-called Christians seek to cast aspersions upon its authenticity, but Jesus confirmed the story in a practical way.
He said: "As surely as Jonah was three days, and three nights in the fish's belly, so surely shall I be three days, and three nights in the bowels of the earth." (Matthew 12:40. MT.) And He proved His point by being three days, and three nights buried after His crucifixion, and by rising to life again, to be the first of all of us who shall rise again to eternal life.

Jonah was sent by God to tell the city of Nineveh that her wickedness had come up before Him. God is opposed to wickedness, but in His mercy He warned Nineveh of His intention to destroy her, just like Australia is being today.

Perhaps of all men on the earth Jonah was the only one to hear this word of the Lord, and then he was not anxious to deliver it, and he had to suffer being thrown into the sea to travel inside a great fish for three days to arrive at last as vomit upon the seashore. He had to learn that God had spoken to him for a good reason.

When Jonah passed the word of the Lord on to Nineveh, the people believed God. They repented before God. God saw them, and heard them. He repented of the proposed destruction of Nineveh. He said to Jonah, "and should not I spare Nineveh, that great city, wherein are more than six-score thousand persons; and also much cattle." (Jonah 4:11.)

The focal point of the story of Jonah is repentance. Repentance means a change of direction. The Ninevites Changed their direction, and God changed His direction.

Every Prophet of God has preached repentance. We see it from ancient times, down through the scriptures to John the Baptist, who came calling a nation to repentance. We see it again when the Apostle Peter boldly declared to those who crucified Jesus, "Repent, and be baptised everyone of you in the Name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost, for the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call." (Acts 2:38-39.)

The Apostle Paul preached "repentance towards God, and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ. (Acts 20:21.) Those fiery evangelists who have changed the course of history from time to time, have preached repentance. And we are pleased to see others in this modern age like Billy Graham, preaching repentance, challenging people to change the direction of their lives.

When we repent, and take Jesus Christ as our Saviour, God repents, and changes from being a God of Wrath towards us, to become our loving heavenly
Father, who guides us, as the good Shepherd, in the "paths of righteousness for His Name's sake." (Psalm 23:3.)-

God has bound Himself by His word by saying, "Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing, and I will receive you, and will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons, and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.", (2 Corinthians 6:17-18.)
God not only spared the Ninevites, but He also spared their cattle. When we change our direction, God spares us, and often spares other things endangered by our hitherto wrong behaviour. Often when souls have been saved, sick bodies have been healed, families have been reunited, and prosperity has come, and peace has reigned.

Repentance can change the Hand of God, and Australia can be saved.

CHAPTER NINE

CHRISTIAN ACTION

If it were not for the spiritual significance in the survival of Australia we would be seeking to sound a warning to Governments, and their defence departments. But as it is, Christian action is the only real method of survival, because, not only will it strengthen Governments, and add morale to the defence organisations, it alone will move the hand of God.
In the light of the previous chapters, we must realise that there is an urgent need for positive Christian action. We have to wake up; stand up; and speak up.

Too long we have been sleeping' in worldly comforts, and pleasures, while precious time races quickly away. "She'll be right mate" is a general attitude, and more involvement in any old thing that does not 'matter. More setting up of our own little kingdoms, and more living for self. But the enemy is not sleeping. Satan is busy all the time, and he is "the thief who cometh not, but to steal, and to kill, and to destroy." (John 10:10.)

We are beaten if we do not wake up to see what Satan is doing in our nation, and in our communities, and in our homes.

Christian action demands that we wake up, and stand up, and never lie back down again, because -sve have such a lot to do in a short time. All other people are depending us, because we are the ones that God will use, if we let Him.

So, let us surrender our lives to God. Let us confess our sins to Him. "If we confess our sins, He is faithful, and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness." (John 1:9.)
If we are clean, the Lord can use us as we stand up in the light, and on the authority of His Word, and we will stand up against the "wiles of the devil." (Ephesians 6:11-18)

Christian action succeeds when we speak up. We can either speak up to God, or we can speak up for God. Both have to be done. We are obliged to pray because our country is at stake, and our Governments need our prayers, and we are told that "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." (1 Timothy 2:1-2.)

The Lord promises survival to us if we will but speak up to Him, for He says, "if my people, who are called by My Name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and heal their land." (2 Chronicles 7:14.)

Survival is hinged on our speaking up to God. And the people around us need God, so we have to speak up for God to them. "How shall they believe in Him of whom they have not heard? And how shall they hear without a preacher?" (Romans 10:14.)

Boldly telling the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ the Lord is Christian action, and there is nothing more vital that we can do, than speaking up to God, and for God.

What will become of Australia, depends on Christian action, and Christian action depends, dear Christian, on you and me.


CHAPTER TEN

In concluding this booklet, I am concerned about leaving some people up in the air, who may he asking, "where do we go from here?" So, I will make a few suggestions which I summarise as follows:—


1.- You have heard God's message, and you have received it, and you want further help. I suggest you go to your Minister, or Priest. Tell him that you are going on with God in a deeper way than ever because Jesus is now the Lord of your life, and you want to serve Him. Your Minister or Priest will be pleased because he is your Shepherd, and he needs you, and your prayers, and support. Show him this booklet, and encourage him in his work for the Lord.

2.-If you do not have a Shepherd, I suggest you find one who is a man of God, and filled with the Holy Spirit.

3.-1 suggest you read your Bible, 'and pray. Read about Jesus in the Gospels, and about the Holy Spirit in the Acts of the Apostles, and about directions for the Church in the Epistles, and about the coming King in the Revelations. As you read, and pray, God will help you to understand His Word.

4.-1 suggest that you be trans-denominational in your love for other Christians, because God is trans-denominational. in His love to you. He loves everyone, everywhere.

5.—If you really want to be strong in the Lord, I suggest you tell others about Him, and how you trust Him, regarding the past, and in this life, and for the life

6.—If you really want to know the joy of the Lord, and experience power in your ministry, I suggest you become "charismatic," baptised in the Holy Spirit. Your Shepherd should be able to help you in this. If he cannot, then we can help you by suggesting someone, or group, within your denomination who can. This experience is vital, today.

7.—If you want Australia to be saved, then believe it can be. Faith in God makes for true optimism. Let us believe together for the deliverance of Australia, and let us work together to warn the people of Australia, so that they, being enlightened by supernatural revelation, can take their stand, and be responsible for what will become of Australia.



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