Everyone knows the bountiful rain that followed wide circulation of the 2007 call for repentance through Recover Your Dream, Salt Shakers, the Fatherhood Foundation and others. Many Christians were repentant and prayerful and widespread rains fell in most drought stricken areas across Australia. Thousands of farms were saved.
In June 2012 driving through NSW Central West, one was struck by the change in the country and the people. Every dam and lake was full to the brim and running over, fat cattle and sheep grazed on every hill. O how mightily has God blessed our land.
Time and time again one was reminded that God has poured out huge blessings acrossAustralia.
The dire predictions of droughts and devastation though “global warming”, were proven false in no uncertain fashion, because Christians humbled them-selves, repented and prayed! Can we keep it this way?
Thanks to God we recovered from the drought. Yet we still do not fully honour God in our National Parliament. For a time we were led by an atheist not living by God’s standards. On the pretext of ‘’Equality for all” we are at risk of being persuaded to allow the Nation to sanction ungodly same sex coupling (Luke16:15) – thus earning God’s retraction of His favour bestowed on us after our repentance and prayers for rain.
No greater harm to the Nation could be conceived of than to allow it to adopt from the top down a national dishonouring of Holy Matrimony and family life.
God is calling all Christians to repent of complacency and ignoring God’s commands, and for being deceived by a tiny minority hell-bent on destroying our Christian heritage.
Lord deliver us from evil, we pray – Tom Lovett
Don‘t be afraid of God’s Call
Moses was 83 years old when God called him to lead his people out of poverty, hardship and slavery in Egypt to the Promised Land in Canaan, flowing with milk and honey; a journey which lasted forty years.
Moses was a young man when Pharaoh wanted to kill him for killing an Egyptian who was abusing Moses’ people, the Israelites. Moses fled into the desert to escape Pharaoh’s wrath and became a shepherd in the wilderness for forty years.
While tending flocks in the wilderness, Moses was astonished when he heard the voice of God calling him to lead his people out of slavery. But he was reluctant – full of doubts and fears – having been wounded and castigated by his own people he was afraid of being ridiculed again and he was afraid of Pharaoh’s wrath.
I have wondered why the Israelites did not leaveEgyptwhen the famine that sent them there was over and while they were still honoured guests of the Egyptians. Were they disobedient? Did they stay where they were comfortable, forgetting God’s promise to Abraham, instead of returning and repossessing the land God promised to Abraham’s descendants? Surely they could have foreseen that the Egyptians would ultimately turn against them.
At first the Israelites flourished under the regime that God through His servant Joseph had saved and made wealthy by God’s grace. But the good Joseph had done was eventually forgotten. With jealousy and racism the Egyptians turned against God’s people.
Why did God allow them to become slaves? Is their experience analogous to one’s own life? Does God allow us to suffer the results of our own disobedience?
Moses umm’d and arr’d with God, which lead to a very unfortunate consequence
God said, “Go, I am sending you to Pharaoh to bring my people the Israelites out ofEgypt.”
Moses said, “Who am I that I should go…?”
God said, “I will be with you, (with) a sign…”
“Suppose they ask me (Your) name…?”
God said, “Tell them I AM has sent you and say to the Israelites ‘The Lord, the God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac and the God of Jacob’, has sent you…” “I will stretch out my hand and … (do) wonders… And so you will plunder the Egyptians.”
Moses said, “What if they do not believe me or listen to me and say, “The Lord did not appear to you?”
God showed him miracles Moses will do and said, “This s so they may believe that the Lord, the God of their fathers, the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, has appeared to you…”
Moses said, “O Lord, I have never been eloquent, neither in the past nor since you have spoken to your servant. I am slow of speech and tongue.”
God said, “Who gave man his mouth? Who makes him deaf or dumb? Who gives him sight or makes him blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now go, I will help you speak and will teach you what to say.”
But Moses said, “Lord, please send someone else ….”
Then the Lord’s anger burned against Moses and he said, “What about your brother, Aaron the Levite… he can speak well … you shall speak to him and put words in his mouth; I will help both of you speak and will teach you what to do…”
Then Moses obeyed. But later, while Moses climbed the mountain to receive from God the Ten Command-ments the people became impatient and Aaron was the one who made the golden calf for the Israelites to worship instead of God.
If you were persecuted like Moses or wounded and are afraid of or despise the people who wounded you, you may now like Moses be making excuses as to why you will not obey God’s call to receive His mercy. But if you are in need of peace, if some or all of your prayers are not being answered, God is calling you to His higher service, and you are declining to accept His invitation.
O dear brother and sister listen to God, He will forgive you and He will give you words and miracles to bless his people and lead them from slavery in their wounds (like chains) in the world, to the Promised Land He has prepared for them in His tender fatherly Love.
- Exodus chapters 1 – 4 NIV
Don’t be afraid of God’s Call
God is calling wounded shepherds back now to “Feed My Lambs”, “Take Care of My Sheep” and “Feed My Sheep.”
God met Moses, the wounded shepherd in miraculous circumstances and yet Moses made excuses until God allowed him to speak through Aaron. Then Moses confronted his fears – the Israelites and Pharaoh – and God gave him victory.
Remember, Moses’ first fear was of his own people.
Come pray with us in a simple, non-denominational gathering among friendly folk and see how God will equip you and other modern day shepherds and sheep, give them words and answers. We will pray for each other’s healing and for God to restore us to lead His people forward.
God has a dream for you that only you can fulfil – don’t ask him to send a substitute.
Mount Victoria House of Prayer, Inc.
Recover Your Dream Australia
Gatherings held every Wednesday from around 5pm for prayer, music and worship. For details call 0408 167 963
or send Reply to PO Box100, Mt. Victoria NSW 2786