‘Natural’ Disasters – A Plague Upon Australia

Is it a ‘natural disaster?

Or is it a plague?

How to know the difference? Read on….

Aussies have always taken great pride in their ability to ‘bounce back’ after natural disasters in this land described in Dorothea Mackellars’ famous poem I Love A Sunburnt Country “… flood and fire and famine..”

Until recent decades they were regular churchgoers who knew God, showed true gratitude and appreciated towards Him as Creator and giver of all that is good. Most turned to Him for help (as well as helping others).

Rev. R Johnson  who conducted the first church service in Australia, just a few days after the first landing quoted from Psalm 116, verse 12:  “What shall I render unto the Lord for all that He has done for me?” 

 Today, many Aussies help out during tough times. Neighbours help neighbours. Anonymous donations pour in to assist with the cost of additional resources and stories of the kindness of strangers abound.

When bushfires strike the almost completely volunteer staffed country fire services swing into action. And this often includes travelling to fight fires in other areas when needed. Volunteers who can’t directly fight fires provide support services to the ‘frontline’. Food is prepared for the fire fighters, emergency accommodation, and often clothing etc. provided for those displaced by the bushfires.

Similar support services are activated when floods and storms occur with, the again mainly voluntary, State Emergency Services swinging into action as and when needed.

But what happens when these disasters are everywhere at once? And the number grows and grows, and grows…

Has it become a plague? A plague can be a curse. A plague can be an epidemic. A plague can be a scourge. A plague can be trouble.

A plague can be a divine chastisement. The plague of hail, with fire and thunder (ref: NKJV Exodus 9:13-33 ).

Plague is looming over Australia.

Warning was given – so many times over so many years…

In these times of constant technological advances seems we have grown accustomed to expecting that we can cope – but only to a ‘tipping’ point. And that point is almost upon Australia!

How many Aussies will call upon almighty God?

Not very many!

And how many heed warnings from Him?

(Warning: A warning is something which is said or written to tell people of a possible danger, problem, or other unpleasant thing that might happen.)

Recently there have been a number of notices sent to Australia’s government (the people’s representatives) cautioning the country about the dire consequences of it’s seriously adverse treatment of an anointed and appointed Man of God (by bureaucrats).

The terrible end result of their behaviour was clearly and concisely explained.

The actions needed to avert this catastrophic damage to the entire nation have been provided in plain English – there was, and is, no room for misunderstanding!

Each cautionary communication has been ignored – even those explaining what will happen to the country – the plagues that will be suffered by all who reside in the land.

This wilful refusal to take notice of these forewarnings of disasters to be visited upon the nation has led to the onset of widespread drought, fires, floods and storms across the continent.

These calamities will inexorably grow larger and larger. And the number of catastrophes will escalate. People will not know where to turn when major disaster after major disaster unfolds and the emergency services have stretched to and beyond breaking point.

God has spoken, and He will not relent – until the government restores what it has taken.

In short, unless the government authorities reinstate and return all they have appropriated from the house of God, and publicly apologise to the Man of God, Australia can expect that by the end of December 2018 it will be severely affected by many monumental ‘plagues’ such as never been seen before.

In no particular order, and without addressing the financial slide, or political chaos, here’s a few examples of what has already begun:

On the first day of summer, December 1, 2018 the Queensland country fire situation was, in the words of the state’s Rural Fires services spokesperson ‘so many fires of abnormal and unprecedented ferocity and intensity – spread almost completely along the eastern side of the state’ as these fires, many of which had by then been burning for days.

Qld Bushfires-Dec 2018The cause of many fires is attributed to lightning strikes.

Volunteers are flying in from all over the country to relieve the exhausted locals who have been fighting these fires for many days.

The Queensland Rural Fires spokesperson said there is no end in sight. Summer has just begun.

Most other parts of Australia are also vulnerable to bushfires.

A few days earlier Sydney received the average rainfall for the month of November in just two hours, causing widespread flooding and other major storm damage from the associated high winds. All public transport was seriously delayed, or completely cancelled for a day. Many people could not get to work. Those who did were advised to go home early by the Bureau of Meteorology because another blast of powerful wind and rain was due about mid afternoon.

Domestic and international flights were cancelled as only a single runway could be safely used. Frustrated and angry passengers clogged the airport as airline staff informed them the weather was considered to be as ‘acts of God’ which, for many their travel insurance (if they even had insurance) didn’t cover. These people were stranded without accommodation and would have to pay for another ticket to get to their destination.

A day or two before, South Australia suffered similar high winds and resultant damage to buildings, trees, and infrastructure that was unrelenting for three days. In the midst of this weather farming communities were decimated by the heavy rain and wind destroying the value of grain crops that had been nurtured all year and were now unsuitable to harvest.

The cost to Australia for these few days of ‘wild weather’ is still being counted – by the billions.

And the major drought destroying the livelihoods of so many Queensland and New South Wales farmers who have no feed for their stock will have major repercussions for the entire Australian population when the city dwellers realise the escalating meat prices are a direct consequence of this disaster. The many donations of hay and other stock fodder will be a mere ‘bandaid’ if the drought continues.

It’s time to act.

Before the plagues worsen.

Contact your local Member of Parliament (most seem to have forgotten they are supposed to represent their electorate). Lobby any, and everyone (especially media – mainstream & alternative / Social media) who can influence the government.

Read the previous post for more suggestions ‘From ‘lucky’ to 5th world country – in less than 10 years!

Thanks for taking the time to read this post.

Be blessed by it – if you don’t know about a problem how can you take action to correct it?

From ‘lucky’ to 5th world country – in less than 10 years

What if Australia is at grave risk of becoming a fifth world country?

It does seem a bit ‘melodramatic’ to make such a statement doesn’t it?

But what if it’s true?

What can we do?

This situation is a symptom of a people who have come to believe they can look after themselves. A people who don’t think they need their God anymore. A people who have turned away from God.

A people who, even worse than turning away, have spurned and persecuted the man whom God appointed; who had been living amongst them.

For more than seven years warnings were ignored, (for those who don’t read the Bible, so didn’t know what God had to say:

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 will heal their land.’ 2 Chronicles 7:14 King James Version (KJV))

… these warnings were given to the government and the courts of the land many times over the years.

Unlike the newspaper headline ‘It’s too late… can’t avoid ‘economic apocalypse’ Australia can dodge total disaster.

How?

By the persecutors (Australian authorities) humbling themselves, asking the man of God to forgive them, and pleading with him to intervene with God for them.

And if you’re not one of these people you can still do something – petition them to do what they need to do – after all they are supposed to represent the people! They are supposed to serve the people of this great country – they have just forgotten it.

Remind them!

Rest assured, God is merciful and doesn’t want to bring retribution – He much prefers forgiveness.

Do we dismiss this looming calamity with a ‘wave of the hand’, or do we take a few moments to consider – ‘what if’?

It’s a huge risk to airily write it off – put it out of the mind…

The rot is widespread – and there are so many clues…

‘Economic Armageddon – $4 trillion blood bath…  the window for action had closed’ — a former Australian government ‘guru’ believes the $4 trillion wipe-out was just the opening act of his apocalyptic prophecy playing out. 

What could have caused an ultra conservative person such as John Adams, a former Coalition policy adviser to use such emotive language as ‘the economic earthquake hits’ and we’re heading for economic armageddon’ when writing about Australia’s financial position?

Is it because over 12 months ago, in an article he co-authored ‘It’s too late’: Seven signs Australia can’t avoid economic apocalypse’

Source: Joe Hildebrand and John Adams: .07.07.2017 : https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/world-economy/its-too-late-seven-signs-australia-cant-avoid-economic-apocalypse/news-story/adb1b93996d48e875abd3877ddde5e24

where he said ‘AUSTRALIA has missed its chance to avoid a potential “economic apocalypse’ that nothing has changed for the better since then?

It seems to have deteriorated even further, a lot further, as he writes in Ten signs we’re heading for ‘economic armageddon’

Source: Frank Chung: 8.02.2018 : https://www.news.com.au/finance/economy/australian-economy/ten-signs-were-heading-for-economic-armageddon/news-story/1b307a7dd620376d0bd8628e015cbf56

‘Apocalypse’ and ‘Armageddon’ are strong, emotive words which are not the normal language of an economist, but these are not normal times.

Perhaps it’s because while Australia is distracted by the ugly death throes of a government that seems to be bent on destroying itself as these hapless politicians cling to an ‘Emperor with no clothes’, this nation is falling apart in so many ways that to list them would take a long time.

So I will attempt to touch the paramount; at least in my opinion.

  • Financial – debt has reached a level that, even if the frenzied spending was to stop today, our children, and their children will be paying back this albatross for most of their lives. Australian household debt as a proportion of disposable income continues to climb to a new record high and now stands at 190.4%. 
  • Legislation – red tape and green tape is strangling business (the only wealth creators), especially small to medium business which is the main employer and innovator.

Bureaucracy – drunk on unfettered power and other people’s money so many of these so-called public servants are almost completely out of touch with the real world. And if there’s anyone left in this leviathan with a conscience, and they become a whistleblower, the rest of the pack tear them to pieces, mercilessly destroying them.

  • The country’s economic advantage of cheap power (from in-country resources) has been carelessly thrown away causing industry to lose confidence in the government and head offshore, while the elderly and poor are choosing between buying food and paying astronomical power bills.

Meanwhile the madness continues as Australia’s natural resources are being sold to our competitors so that they can have cheap power.

  • Free speech is no longer allowed in what has become a truly Orwellian country where anyone attempting to speak about the unspeakable (ie the truth) they receive the same treatment as mentioned above. To voice an opinion that is different to the politically correct is ‘verboten’, and ugly accusations fly.

In some parts of the country anyone with the gumption to attempt to stimulate debate about some of the key issues concerning the general population is charged tens of thousands of dollars by police to protect them from the baying mob. Why? Because they are causing trouble by speaking the truth.

  • Kindergarten children are being taught about their sexuality and gender choices – a sinister ‘grooming’ for which their hapless parents pay exorbitant childcare fees (heavily subsidised by the government).
  • Tough-minded, resilient people of the land, many third, fourth or fifth generation farmers or graziers, the lifeblood of the nation, are on their knees. Many parts of the country have been suffering such severe drought conditions (up to 7 years) that the suicide rate amongst these normally tough, resilient people has reached 2-3 per week.

First forecasts for spring point to ‘intensification’ of dry conditions

The drought savaging farms across much of eastern Australia is likely to intensify in coming months, with odds favouring a continuation of below-average rain and warmer-than-normal temperatures.

Source: Peter Hannam: 16.8.2018: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/first-forecasts-for-spring-point-to-intensification-of-dry-conditions-20180816-p4zxru.html

  • ‘Green’ policies developed by people ignorant to the practicalities of caring for the land have led to fierce bushfires of an intensity not seen when knowledgeable people managed it.

‘Gobsmacked’: 600 firefighters battle winter bushfires in NSW

Source: Rachel Clun, Jenny Noyes with AAP, Bega News: 16.8.2018: https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/gobsmacked-500-firefighters-battle-bushfires-in-nsw-20180816-p4zxqa.html

‘It’s all bad’: Earliest total fire bans on record an ominous sign

Source: Peter Hannam: 15.8.2018: https://www.smh.com.au/environment/weather/it-s-all-bad-earliest-total-fire-bans-on-record-an-ominous-sign-20180815-p4zxn8.html

Bushfire threatening homes on NSW south coast to ‘burn for days’

Source: Megan Gorrey, Peter Hannam, Jenny Noyes with Emily Barton, Milton-Ulladulla Times: 15.8.2018: https:// https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/bushfire-threatens-homes-near-ulladulla-on-nsw-south-coast-20180815-p4zxk1.html

  • Infrastructure is falling apart while government flood the country with migrants who can’t / won’t assimilate because of cultural differences that so contract ‘western civilisation’ and it’s values that the chasm is too great to close. And the welfare burden grows ever heavier upon the back of the long suffering and ever shrinking group of workers bow under the weight of their tax.
  • The Royal Commission into finance – banking, superannuation, financial planning, associated insurance etc. etc. has shone some light into the dark recesses of these so-called services. What has been revealed is so shocking that it almost beggars belief!
  • Banking executives knowingly robbing the dead, charging for services never provided – and thinking it’s quite acceptable to do so. After all it’s about profits – isn’t it?
  • Australian Superannuation funds (the fourth largest pile of money in the world) are being plundered by fee gouging managers and incompetent trustees and boards.
  • Government ‘watchdogs’ investigate, discover many breaches and do nothing about them.

Like the frog that is happy to be put into a water-filled pot and is having a leisurely swim, so doesn’t notice the gradual rise of water temperature until it’s too late – he’s been cooked!

We can ignore the disintegration. At our peril!

Some introspection, a glance or two into the mirror – some repentance, is a little uncomfortable, but the alternative is far, far worse!

Individual and collective change is coming – one way or another.

So why not be pro-active?

Check the facts for yourself – after all you, like all the rest of us will be impacted – big time!

Lobby your local servant = member of parliament (Who swore to uphold the laws ‘so help me God’).

Share this blog page. 

Help others to jump out of that pot of water that’s simmering….

14 days to Peace in Middle East

Could this be possible?

Since the state of Israel was created in 1947 it has been at war or on the precipice of war with it’s neighbours. For 67 years this nation state has defended itself against attacks on most of it’s borders.

Many attempts have been made to broker peace. To no avail. The United Nations (UN) has had peacekeeping forces in the Middle East for most of the 67 years.

Fiji, a tiny nation of less than 1 million people in the South Pacific has provided many soldiers for peace keeping duties in this region.

45 Fijian peacekeepers were captured and detained by the ferocious Jabhat al-Nusra Front, Al Qaeda linked militants, in Syria in September 2014.

Held by Al Quaeda linked terrorist group - 2 Sept 2014
Held by Al Quaeda linked terrorist group – 2 Sept 2014

The next 14 days saw a transformation.

Fijian Lance Corporal Naivola said the captors had removed all their  weapons and they were just left with their clothes they were wearing for two weeks straight. “We surrendered everything except our clothes; but we kept our faith in God that we would be released.”

“For 14 days straight we were just praying and fasting for the captors to change their minds and release us.”

“At first they strictly guarded our area but later on they just left us there, trusting us that nothing would happen. We were well fed and no harm was done to us,” Lance Corporal Naivola said.

Meanwhile in Fiji, the entire country was praying for their safe release. The country came to a standstill and an entire day was devoted to prayer and fasting for this cause. And each day thereafter business closed for an hour at midday so that people could go to their churches and pray. A powerful force of love and compassion was growing stronger and stronger.

Against love there is no defence

A bond of true friendship was built between the formerly fierce fighters and their prisoners. “At first there was very tight surveillance… then they came to us and started talking and as days went we started to build our relationship,” he said. Read the full article in the Fiji Sun.

Captors cried as they released peacekeepers…

Speaking to the Fiji Sun from Syria, Lance Corporal Naivola described the bond of friendship they had developed with their captors during their two weeks of captivity. He said: “It was very emotional for us to say goodbye; the group (captors) had even cried and thanked us for our friendship,” he said.

In an interview with the Fiji Sun, Prime Minister Bainimarama said “These 45 men are heroes.  They kept their cool and showed restraint under the most extreme circumstances imaginable…   … shown the world our discipline and resolve 

Fijians  after their release
Fijians after their release

…not one militant was killed and none of our soldiers were harmed.”

Read the complete article.

In speaking with the Fiji Sun, Reverend Bhagwan said what’s interesting…  the Fijian peacekeepers embracing their captors as they walk through the gate or disembark the van carting them showing, “the forgiving and non-judgmental attitude”.  Read the complete article.

Peacekeepers remain at their posts in the Golan Heights

And these Fijian soldiers remain in the Middle East where they continue to be: … providing a calm, stable and neutral presence ….ease tensions and prevent violence. The Fijian contingent has shown a different way forward – a new road to peace in the Middle East.

Fijian released 14 Sept 2014
Fijian released 14 Sept 2014

A road built with love instead of bombs.

Who will have the courage to travel it?

After 67 years of military conflict, terrorism and hatred is it not time to try another way?

And these Fijians remain at their posts in the Middle East, as beacons shining in the darkness created by so many years of death and destruction. These men demonstrate courage and a powerful faith supported by the heartfelt prayers of their families and compatriots at home on lush tropical islands so far from the arid wastelands in which they spend their days.

Surely they are showing the way forward to the rest of the world? Hatred was replaced by love and true friendships were achieved in only 14 days…

Coincidence or Conspiracy?

Taking everything is not enough!
Taking everything is not enough!

I will detail some facts and leave you to answer the above for yourself:

The Australian Tax Office (ATO [= IRS in USA] attacks one little church/charity – not the Catholic or Anglican church, but a small non denominational Christian church. During the course of the ATO’s persecution about 80 tax officers work on the case.

Senior tax lawyers agree they have never seen anything like this – 2 Assistant Commissioners + 3 Deputy Commissioners + 5 Directors + 7 lawyers and another 60 or so tax officers! Continue reading

Big Government rounds up its critics

An interesting article from Andrew Bolt’s blog of 14th May 2013….

Note: It begs the question: Is the same thing happening in Australia?

To quote from the Bolt post:

Astonishing. The US Internal Revenue Service singled out conservative political groups for treatment, demonstrating how easily Big Government can be turned against critics of the politicians who promote it:

the IRS began targeting “Tea Party or similar organizations” in March 2010. That was when the Cincinnati-based IRS unit responsible for overseeing the applications for tax exempt status starting using the phrases “Tea Party,” “patriots” and “9/12? to search for applications warranting greater scrutiny.

During this first phase, 10 Tea Party cases were identified. By April of 2010, 18 Tea Party organizations were targeted, including three that had already been approved for tax-exempt status.

By June 2011, the unit had flagged over 100 Tea Party-related applications and the criteria used to scrutinize organizations had grown considerably, flagging not just “Tea Party” or “Patriot” in group names, but also groups that were working on issues like “government debt,” “taxes” and even organizations making statements that “criticize how the country is being run.”

The report, done by the Inspector General for the IRS, also shows that senior IRS officials in Washington was aware of what was going on as early as August 4, 2011 when, according to the report, the IRS chief counsel held a meeting with the IRS’s Rulings and Agreements unit “so that everyone would have the latest information on the issue.”

The Richmond Tea Party was one of the groups who received an intrusive and onerous demand for details of all who’d backed it:

Big Gov Rounds Up Its Critics Example

Hand over the names. You do trust Big Government with them, don’t you?

Coincidence?

In April 2012, VanderSloot, who served as the national co-chair of Mitt Romney’s presidential finance committee, was one of eight Romney backers to be defamed as “wealthy individuals with less-than-reputable records” in a post on the Obama campaign’s website.

The post… singled out VanderSloot for being a “litigious, combative and a bitter foe of the gay rights movement.”

Two months later, the IRS informed VanderSloot he and his wife were going to be audited…

 Two weeks after that, VanderSloot was notified by the Labor Department that it was going to “audit workers he employs on his Idaho-based cattle ranch under the federal visa program for temporary agriculture workers…”

http://blogs.news.com.au/heraldsun/andrewbolt/index.php/heraldsun/comments/big_government_rounds_up_its_critics/ _rounds_up_its_critics/

End quote.

There was a time when Australians could be comforted by the thought that what happens in the US won’t happen here for another 20 years….

In this information technology age it happens much faster!

It appears that what happened to Agape is eerily similar:

Within just a few days of the first publicity:

  • Sensationalist, fear mongering media interviews with supposedly wronged people
  • Police raids (illegal) of private homes and other premises
  • So-called unscrupulous activities in a church
  • Tax office maliciously withdrawing charity status, then auditing, assessing and prosecuting, even bankrupting
  • Tax office audits all Agape church goers (finds nothing wrong)
  • Local government withdrawing charity exemptions of rates
  • Tax office hides truth from court and knowingly uses flawed information to have assets frozen
  • State government withdrawing charity exemptions for water rates & land tax

The parallels are interesting…

Terrorism in the ‘not-so-lucky’ country!

As Australians, we had believed we were living in the ‘lucky country’- of golden sand, surf, and sunshine; free to live as we chose.

Free to love, free to work and free to worship as we chose…in the land of the ‘fair go’

In 2010 this all changed.

And it was decided to establish this blog because we are seeing unprecedented attacks by unprincipled people with ‘no holds barred’ attitudes… using their mouths as ‘terrorist weapons’ (see page ‘Attacks’ post for more detail)

Why use the term unprincipled?

Synonyms for unprincipled: devious / dishonest / deceitful / corrupt / wrong

Call us old fashioned, but we believe principled people check the facts before acting.

And we want you to learn the truth now – before having your own ‘terrorism experience’ with people who have forgotten they are supposed to be servants to the people.

If you think perhaps this is a ‘slight’ exaggeration, then please, spend a few minutes exploring this blog!

Note: And yes, we do have the evidence to substantiate what you’re about to read