ANSWERED PRAYER IN AUSTRALIAN POLITICS.
We have had an important national election here in Australia this past weekend. I have not mentioned it before, as I make a rule NOT to comment on political matters here in my blogs (or on any form of social media). All the polls had suggested that the Conservative party would lose the election, they had been in power for two terms. I am aware that there has been much prayer offered on behalf of the elections, as the opposing party/s are not very tolerant to the Christian church. I find it very difficult to know how to pray regarding such matters, as no party has complete adherence to Biblical Principles. I have mentioned previously that in 1989 there were at least half a million Christians praying for the downfall of Communism in Europe and we know it sure happened. I personally know probably hundreds of Malaysian friends who have been praying for years (and there were thousands that I did not know of) that were praying for a change of government in Malaysia, and again that sure took place last year.
Our Prime Minister attends a Pentecostal/Charismatic church and there is regular prayer for him as he leads our nation, but just because he is a Christian does it therefore mean that his party is “God’s party” and the answer is no, but we can sure pray that the WILL OF GOD SHALL BE DONE, and that is how I prayed (and will continue to pray). Not only have the Conservatives won, but will rule with a majority not a minority.
The challenge now is that we continue to pray for our Prime minister and his government as we are commanded to do in 1 Timothy 2:1-3 NKJV Therefore I exhort first of all that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks be made for all men, for kings and all who are in authority, that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and reverence. For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior,
Again we read in 1 Peter 2:13-15 NKJV Therefore submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord’s sake, whether to the king as supreme, or to governors, as to those who are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers and for the praise of those who do good. For this is the will of God, that by doing good you may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men.
The Prime Minister commenced his acceptance speech by saying I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES, and naturally speaking it was a miracle, but our sovereign God in eternity past knew the outcome of the election.
The next morning (Sunday) the P.M. was found in church,, and went to the altar for prayer and had hands laid on him.
So it is a new day in Australia, may we glorify God as a nation and seek to uphold the Word of God over every aspect of life Amen.