Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Australia Day 2011

Today is Australia Day, the day when Australians celebrate the first settlement of Europeans to this land.  It is not without controversy, as the Aboriginal peoples view this as the day their land was stolen from them.  It is true that there was much harm inflicted upon the people here, and it is also true that there has been much work toward reconcilliation, although more is yet needed. 

One thing the Eurpeans did bring to the land of Australia (the Greath South-Land) was the Word of God.  While they did not always represent God well, they did bring the Good News of salvation.  This morning we had a time of prayer for Australia, and I have been deeply moved in my heart for this land.  I think I have really come to recognize my own inheritance in this land, spiritually.

Australia is the only continent that has not experienced a wide-spread revival.  However, it's coming!  Join me in praying for the Great South-Land to really know their loving Heavenly Father!  This is a land of people who understand mateship, perseverance, giving it a go and celebrating life.

Here are a few prophetic songs over Australia...enjoy them, and please - pray for Australia!

This first one is called "The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit"...many people would like to see this as the National Anthem of Australia.  I'd have to agree.  It's amazing.  For those of you who prefer lyrics, they are below the video.

The Great Southland of the Holy Spirit

This is our nation, this is our land,
This is our future, this is our hope.
A land of reaping, a land of harvest,
This is our land, this is our home.

This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit,
A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
To this sun-burnt land we will see a flood,
And to this Great Southland His Spirit comes.

This is our nation, this is our land,
This land of plenty, this land of hope.
The richest harvest is in her peoples,
We see revival, His Spirit comes. [to chorus]

This is our nation, this is our land,
This lucky country, of dreams gone dry,
And to these people we see a harvest,
And to this land, revival comes. [to chorus]

This next video is of a song called "Save Australia"...I'm sure you'll agree that we could and should be singing this song over all nations of the earth.  It's a bit longer, but really worth it.  Again, the lyrics are below.

Save Australia
Save our nation Lord
There's nothing we want more
This land of hopes and dreams
Lord bring us to our knees

Hear our cry oh Lord it's time
Heal this land Lord send Your fire

Save Australia
Pour Your Spirit out
On this nation
Send revival to this land

Do it through us
Do it in me

Bless this sun burnt land
With Your mighty hand
Take our hearts and lives
So all may know Your Love

Save our nation

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