The People Plot a Vain Thing….

Series: What God has to say about Evil

No-one can withstand the Hand of God when He unleashes His righteous judgement…

Warnings have been repeatedly conveyed to various Australian authorities since 2010 when they began oppressing people who are servants of the Lord God Almighty.

They are not coming against man, but against the Spirit of God.

Part 2: Oh Rulers of Australia!

The blood of the saints has reached heaven through their cries unto the Lord God Almighty.

For you have taken their blood, sweat and tears (ie money).

You have prostituted yourself with the surrounding nations.

You have bowed down to smaller nations as if Australia is the ‘tail’ and not the ‘head’ of the region.

You have spread wealth (the blood of the saints) throughout these nations.

When it comes to aid in the Pacific, Australia comes first.

That dwarfs the contributions of every other country.

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-08-09/aid-to-pacific-island-nations/10082702

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Why?

Because your fear of your enemy has overwhelmed you so completely that you undertook this foolhardy spending spree thinking it would be your protection.

By making covenants with these nations you are looking unto man to save Australia, but your faith has been dreadfully misplaced.

Your trust in almighty God above has been abandoned.

Consequently, thus says the Lord:

“the Heavens will turn as brass for you,

the crops continue to fail even more spectacularly than before,

the water will be severely dried up

and the earth will shake violently to such a degree that unless you repent quickly and pay back 4 times* the amount you have stolen from the House Of God and its servants, the plagues will continue – to completely nullify you.

You are your own worst enemy, for you look to other nations to be your help, and not to God.”

Thus says the Lord:

“the shaking will not only be the earthquakes (plagues),

but the entire population of Australia will be traumatized,

as they witness the severity of events encompassing the land.

Every single Australian will be shaken to the core.

Many will be feint hearted and lose their inner strength when they see and/or experience the multiple plagues and disasters the enemy will visit upon them.

However, the righteous, who trust in the Lord, will not be shaken.

The hand of the Lord, the Almighty God is against you, rulers of Australia, who have acted with such great foolishness… unless you proceed with haste to rectify everything you have done to the House Of God and it’s servants.”

This is the Law of God, and not of man.

Psalm 2:1-5 (NKJV)

  1. Why do the nations rage, And the people plot a vain thing?
  2. The kings of the earth set themselves, And the rulers take counsel together, against the Lord and against His Anointed, saying,
  3. “Let us break their bonds in pieces and cast away their cords from us.”
  4. He who sits in the heavens shall laugh; The Lord shall hold them in derision.
  5. Then He shall speak to them in His wrath, and distress them in His deep displeasure:                           Thus says the Lord.

My prayers, day and night are for Australia, and for the ruler-ship to heed the warnings of God, by turning from evil, to do the right thing (restitution) so that the nation can be spared from the consequences of this unwise reliance on man.

May the Lord give you wisdom to amend your ways and be blessed.

* to undo the curses in accordance with the Laws of God.   Ref: NKJV Luke 19 : 4

Pastor Rocco Leo

Thus Says the Lord

Series: What God has to say about Evil

No-one can withstand the Hand of God when He unleashes His righteous judgement…

Warnings have been repeatedly conveyed to various Australian authorities since 2010 when they began oppressing people who are servants of the Lord God Almighty.

They are not coming against man, but against the Spirit of God.

Part 1: Warning of What Is To Come Upon Australia

On Friday, December 7, 2018, the Lord spoke to me and said:

“Let it be known to the whole of Australia,

On this day – Friday December 28th, 2018;

From this date onwards,

I will diminish the water, significantly

I will increase the heat, unbearably

And I will shake the land of Australia ….

But for you righteous ones,

have no fear, and continue in My Holiness and righteousness.”

Pastor Leo

Thousands of Aussies impacted by ‘Acts of God’

Not so sure?

Ask the people who are trying to get their insurance companies to pay for the damages to their homes, cars, crops, droughts, cancelled flights etc.etc., and are being informed by their insurers that they’re not covered for ‘Acts of God’.

And these so-called ‘weather events’ are escalating:

Mid-December 2018

Powerful storms causing 55,000 homes to be without power in NSW – some for days, others for up to a week.

Hailstones the size of tennis balls smashing through house roofs and solar panels destroyed. Car windows smashed and bodies badly damaged.

Torrential rain and floods, from the Gulf of Carpentaria to Hobart

– engulfing the entire east coast of the continent.

 

Owen, the Zombie cyclone  re-forming to again smash far-north Queensland and the Northern Territory

December 2018: 65,000 lightning strikes in South Australia and storms causing great damage.

 

Dec 20 -22: South-east Queensland hit by massive storms with flooding, power outages etc.

Flights cancelled in Sydney and Melbourne due to bad weather and causing flights to/from other airports to be delayed or cancelled.

This disastrous weather will continue – becoming even more ferocious and unrelenting. Most of Australia will be impacted – in one way or another.

The Bureau of Meteorology admits they can’t predict the ‘super storm’ cells that erupt without warning.

Meanwhile chaos continues in the government of the land, with ‘mis-behaviour’ of more and more politicians (so-called servants of the people) exposed. And then there’s the banks’ misconduct…

Why is this happening?

Government is causing the mighty Hand of God to move against Australia

Has My Hand not made all these things? (NKJV Act 7: 50)

As mentioned in previous posts here and here many warnings have repeatedly been given to the authorities – politicians, bureaucrats, judges and others who have turned away from the truth as declared by the Man of God, Pastor Rocco Leo.

Their unrighteousness is causing these catastrophes. Make no mistake, it is the source. It is producing these adverse events.

No-one else. Nothing else.

Despite the years of unjustified attacks and persecution by these people Australia and Australians are greatly beloved to the Man of God, who was raised in this land. A land always known as a blessed country. Ps Leo is deeply concerned for the people, and constantly prays and fasts for Australia to be spared from the Hand of God.

Why?

Because the Australian authorities – government at federal and state level (politicians and bureaucrats) have attacked the Spirit of the Lord through God’s representative, the anointed and appointed Man of God and the House of God established 20 years ago.

By so doing – destroying what has been sanctioned by almighty God, these so-called servants of the people have caused a curse to be placed over the entire nation (which elected them).

This is why the Hand of God is moving towards great devastation for the country. “You who have forsaken Me,” declares the LORD, “You keep going backward. Therefore I will stretch out My Hand against you and destroy you; I am weary of relenting!” (NKJV Jeremiah 15: 6)

What has been stated in numerous written warnings IS coming to pass – quickly!

This ‘first world’ country will quickly deteriorate, sliding straight past second, third (unstable, poverty-ridden, relying on outside aid), fourth (exhibits the lowest indicators of socioeconomic development), and finally, slumping into the despair of a fifth world land of starving people (countries that don’t function at all & are dangerous).

It is important to understand that the deliberate and diabolical actions of these authorities have put Australia in this perilous position. Despite many attempts to point out the lies and provide mountains of evidence (truth) the unreasoned attacks continued until the House of God’s assets were entirely destroyed or stolen.

Those who could have intervened did not. Instead, hiding behind their positions and excuses – ‘I’m just doing my job / following orders’, defended and actioned the indefensible.

What can any Aussie who heeds this warning do?

Just as was done long ago in Egypt, each person who listens to the words of the Man of God (as the Hebrews listened to Moses in Exodus, chapter 12) needs to pray and fast continuously for personal protection against the plagues being moved by the Hand of God.  Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt (NKJV Exodus 12: 13)

This is God’s Law!

Indeed before the day was, I am He; And there is none who can deliver out of My hand; I work, and who will reverse it? (NKJV Isa 43: 13)

This WILL come to pass – unless the Australian authorities (from the Prime Minister down) who have been put on notice, take the right actions towards the House of God.

It doesn’t get any more serious than this!

It’s in the hands of each and every Australian now. The process has begun and accelerates faster and faster each day.

The truth:

God’s laws overarch any of man’s ‘earthly’ laws.

But Peter and the other apostles answered and said: We ought to obey God rather than men. (NKJV Acts 5: 29)

As the scripture says it’s against His ways (laws) to persecute a Man of God.

The Lord forbid that I should stretch out my hand against the Lord’s anointed. (NKJV 1 Samuel 26: 11).  

Let alone reviling a pastor who is interceding with God, for this nation, so that the curses don’t quickly overtake it’s people.

In plain English: God’s laws ‘trump’ any and all laws made by man. To ignore this truth is to invite consequences to fall upon us. And in this case catastrophic consequences.

May God bless you who read and heed this message.

‘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….

Updated – Why is Australia experiencing so many catastrophes?

Natural disasters / unusual weather patterns

  • As recently as April 2018 records were being broken for unseasonably high temperatures in Southern Australia.
  • Out of season bushfire raged and destroyed on the West and East coasts
  • Sustained drought in most of Queensland
  • Floods in NSW and Victoria

Constitutional / Political Crisis

Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce found to be in breach of the Constitution – a criminal offence, yet he saw no reason to quietly ‘go away’. Instead ignoring his unlawful behaviour he chose to stand for re-election. This married man resigned a few months later, in disgrace, when found to acted inappropriately by arranging (in concert with the Prime Minister’s Office) for a female staffer (due to have his baby a few months later) to move to another politician’s office.

A number of his fellow politicians have been found to have fallen foul of the same Constitution clause (that can only be changed by Referendum) and there are likely to be at least three more to come, the most recent being Labour Senator Katy Callaghan.

None have been prosecuted or fined in accordance with the rules.

It begs the question – if it’s ok for the people charged with making the laws to ignore the consequences of flouting the Constitution, is ok for ordinary citizens to follow their lead?

Banking Royal Commission exposing massive corruption

This commission is a long way from finishing it’s examination of Australia’s ‘big 4’ banks, AMP, smaller banks and superannuation managers, and it seems a tsunami of catastrophic proportions could be building momentum.

 

AMP’s CEO rushed off in an unseemly manner months before he was due to exit. The Chairman of the board jumped before being pushed and has been followed by another three board members – so far. The board appears to have interfered with a supposedly independent review of the organisation (by a well known legal firm) for ASIC.

ASIC has been found to be asleep at the wheel.

Law and Order unable to protect the innocent

In Victoria 100+ strong African gangs are trashing the homes of private citizens just because they can, while the police watch. No-one is arrested. Gang members are smashing their way into homes, demanding car keys and cash on threat of beatings, before disappearing with luxury vehicles. Many Victorians are terrified.

 

What did Australia do to deserve these disasters and calamities?

Anyone who seeks to put themselves in a position to judge a Man of God (appointed by God, not chosen by men) risks being judged by God Himself. If such a person judges they bring God’s judgment upon themselves and the entire nation who have appointed such a person.

And this is precisely what has happened.

It did not occur without prior warning:

Extract from Letters to Supreme Court Justice consequences to be visited upon Australia and the people of Australia found at Who Can Judge? because, in accordance with the Word of God (Holy Scriptures), you will be going against the Spirit of the Lord.’

The upshot is that the Hand of God (often referred to as ‘Act of God’) is moving through plagues (Affliction sent as a ‘divine’ chastisement)   to bring people to the understanding that great wrong has been done. What does ‘Hand of God mean? It points to God’s sovereign power in creation and in his actions on his people’s behalf.

Examples of God’s messages that were ignored until major tragedies occurred:

Pharaoh

Egyptian ‘king’  who was filled with arrogance & pride, believing himself to be above God, didn’t take notice of God’s warnings from His messengers (Moses & Aaron) to until the 10th plague killed his only son. Even then, having let the Lord God’s people go, Pharaoh changed his mind and pursued them to the Red Sea. He did not relent and so caused his army, all the men and horses, to be drowned when the sea closed behind the fleeing Israelites.

Israelites wandering the Sinai Desert for 40 years:

Exodus Chapter 20 v 3 – 5 “You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a carved image – any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them, nor serve them……”

Exodus Chapter 32 v 30 -31 “…. you have committed great sin…Then Moses returned to the Lord and said “Oh, these people have committed a great sin, and have made for themselves a calf of gold.”

Exodus Chapter 33 v 37 “So the Lord plagues the people because of what they did with the calf…”

 

What can be done to persuade God to relent?

Beg and plead with the Man of God (Whom God Himself anointed and appointed as His representative) to have him petition God on behalf of those who mercilessly judged him (the Man of God is the person who begged and pleaded with the judges to no avail and was condemned despite having provided copious evidence of his innocence).

For he serves a loving and compassionate God Who did not want to chastise, waiting more than 7 years for the persecutors to relent before moving against them.  

 

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…