Join us to pray and vote for a righteous and just Australian government at our Federal Elections 18 May 2019.
- Combined Church Prayer for Federal Elections 2019
- Guides to Voting
- Prayer Points for the Federal Election 2019
- Call by Margaret Court to Pray for 21 Days up to the Federal Election.
- Prophetic Warning to the Australia Church concerning Scott Morrison by Adam F Thompson & Adrian Beale. (Online Video & Article From The Guardian.)
- Australian Prayer Network Call to 30 Days of Prayer
- Three Game Changing Insights Given to Karen Wilson
- The Church has a Prophetic Voice to Society
- Understanding the Shift in our Culture and its Implications for our Future, by Paul Kelly. (Editor at large The Australian)
1. Combined Church Prayer for Federal Elections
Let us engage in extravagant worship before the election – and forever! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6BRS2WlhoY
Worship Declaration for Australia’s Election: https://www.facebook.com/jubileechurchsydney/videos/682191012220429/
- 28 April-18 May Online prayer nightly via Zoom
8pm (AEST). Follow this link (The Zoom meeting ID number is 776881184)
- Fri 10 April – Tues 14 May Canberra House of Prayer
Breakthrough B4 Election Gathering. Book in on our usual C-HOP email of : firstname.lastname@example.org Day Rego cost is $25/ person / day – includes some meals. Details
- Fri 17 May: A Night of Combined Church Prayer & Worship
Pastor Margaret Court and many of our nation’s prophets are calling Australians to gather in praise and worship on the evening of Friday 17 May, on the eve of our election day. Encourage the people in your networks to get together and hold a combined church praise and worship night to declare that God is on the throne in our nation. “Your Kingdom Come! Your will be done by us in Australia, as in heaven!” Register your prayer & worship meetings.
7.30-9.30pm Fri 17 May: Melbourne Night of Combined Church Prayer & Worship Host: Stairway Church Whitehorse, 177 Rooks Rd, Vermont. With Karen Wilson & soaking worship led by Renee Rutherford. Info: email@example.com
- Overnight Prayer National Vigil Online: Eve of Election
8pm Friday 17 May – 8am Saturday 18 May. Follow this link (The Zoom meeting ID number is 776881184)
2. Guides for Voting:
When we do what Jesus wants it is always for the common good of all. We believe that the teachings of Jesus Christ can help both the individual and families, as well as media, arts, justice, business, labour relations, church and government.
The teachings of Jesus Christ and the rest of the Scriptures provide the foundation for what is commonly called the Judeo-Christian Ethic. The Judeo-Christian framework is the basis for all Australian laws and our democratic form of government.
Vote Wisely: Guide for each State & Territory
Family Voice: Know the Key Issues
Australian Christian Lobby: Federal Election Policy Analysis
A Letter to the Church: How Do I Vote God’s Way?
3. Prayer Points for the Federal Election 2019
I was asked by God to be in Canberra on 1 March 2019 to release governmental anointing on young leaders and to discern God’s strategy for the 2019 Federal Elections. As I sat in the Senate with these young leaders I discerned three prayer points:
- Let’s repent of all our laws that are not aligned with God’s laws.
John 3:3-4 AMP “Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness [ignoring God’s law by action or neglect or by tolerating wrongdoing—being unrestrained by His commands and His will]. Everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness; and sin is lawlessness [ignoring God’s law by action or neglect or by tolerating wrongdoing—being unrestrained by His commands and His will].”
- Pray that the people’s eyes are opened to God’s perspective so our voted will, which determines government in our democracy, is aligned with the will of God. Pray the truth prevails over lies – that politicians, the church, young ones, all people have encounters, dreams and visions that reveal God’s truth to them. You may like to release God’s truth over our politicians by name: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candidates_of_the_2019_Australian_federal_election#Australian_Capital_Territory
Pray that the people exercise the privilege they have to release what is true, good & right & fair & kind for our families, neighbours and the children who will inherit what we pass on. Deuteronomy 30:9 Choose life.
Proverbs 16:9 AMP “A man’s mind plans his way [as he journeys through life], But the Lord directs his steps and establishes them.”
- Pray that we, the church, do not pray or speak or act in bitterness or from condemnatory judgements against each other or others – including our governmental leaders. These judgements cut off relationships and redemptive options. Christians often write letters that criticise leaders. We will build relationship if we thank our leaders, clearly describe the life giving initiatives that we would love to support and acknowledge what they are doing well. Practise blessing your ‘enemies’ (those you do not agree with) – blessing them to know how much they mean to God and to us. Bless them to know the glory of God, His goodness, kindness and justice. Pray that the bitterness of adversarial attitudes and behaviour in Parliament and in the media are dissolved. Then we can be one with God and each other for the well being of our nation.
Matthew 7:1 AMP“Do not judge and criticize and condemn [others unfairly with an attitude of self-righteous superiority as though assuming the office of a judge], so that you will not be judged [unfairly].”
1 Peter 2:17-19 AMP “Show respect for all people [treat them honorably], love the brotherhood [of believers], fear God, honor the king. Servants, be submissive to your masters with all [proper] respect, not only to those who are good and kind, but also to those who are unreasonable.”
4. Please also pray for God’s healing revelation of our personal and national sins and wounds and pray for our Father’s love and mercy to cleanse and heal us from our sins and wounds. Then we can receive God’s holy revelation about how God wants us to pray, speak and act. Only then can we pray from God’s revealed perspective – and overflow our Father’s love to the people, nation and regions around us.
John 17:22-23 “I have given them the glory that you gave me, that they may be one as we are one— I in them and you in me—so that they may be brought to complete unity. Then the world will know that you sent me and have loved them even as you have loved me.”
From 11-13 April, the National Prayer Call team and other leaders from Canberra gathered in the Federal Parliament and on mountain tops around Canberra, to discern God’s leading in how to pray for the elections. It was a very powerful time.
Join us in declaring:
- Psalm 132:8-9 “Arise, O Lord, to Your resting place, You and the ark [the symbol] of Your strength. Let Your priests be clothed with righteousness (right living), And let Your godly ones shout for joy.”
- Know yourselves as warriors on assignment from the Lord.
Isaiah 48:17 “This is what the Lord, your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel says, “I am the Lord your God, who teaches you to profit (benefit), Who leads you in the way that you should go.” We are reliant on God’s leading as Moses was. (Exodus 33:12-14)
- God is restoring order, bringing to an end agendas that have usurped His rule.
Psalms 82:1-3,5,8 “God presides in the great assembly; he renders judgment among the “gods”: “How long will you defend the unjust and show partiality to the wicked? Defend the weak and the fatherless; uphold the cause of the poor and the oppressed.“The ‘gods’ know nothing, they understand nothing. They walk about in darkness; all the foundations of the earth are shaken. Rise up, O God, judge the earth, for all the nations are your inheritance.”
- God fights our battles for us! We saw our God deal with a principality (Isaiah 27:1). And then three of us saw a huge sword manifest. The sword of the Lord remains over our Federal Parliament as a reminder of God’s victory over the enemy and God’s sovereign reign. Note: God’s sword is not to be feared. The Sword of the Spirit sets us free to draw near to the throne of grace with confidence. (Hebrews 4:12-16)
Declare Psalm 46: note 5-11 TPT and Ephesians 6:18.
Declare the Word of God as His Sword over our Parliament, over this election and over our nation. Lord, You are the Word, Your Presence reigns!
Ruth Webb has released a short video Strategy to help us pray for the Federal Election. It is based on the Lord’s Prayer. Ruth is from the Tabernacle of David in Bendigo.
4. Call by Margaret Court to Pray 21 Days 28 April-18 May
“You have a Godly Prime Minister and I placed him at the helm of the Nation to steer the Nation into the course I have for it. “When the righteous are in authority, the people rejoice….” (Proverbs 29:2 NKJV) I will shift and sift this Nation to realign it in the Spirit as My hand is on the Nation. Wait and Awake! to what is happening and be not deceived in this time. Have I not declared this “Nation is the South Land of the Holy Spirit”? (1606)
5. Prophetic Warning to the Australia Church concerning Scott Morrison. 2018 by Adam F Thompson & Adrian Beale
See: https://www.facebook.com/adam.f.thompson/videos/10212674605930607/Online Video:27.40 min
‘Darkness’ coming if Scott Morrison not re-elected, Pentecostal leader claims
Pentecostal leaders have warned their congregation that “darkness” will spread across Australia and Christians will be persecuted if Scott Morrison does not win the next election.
Others have been told that Morrison’s rise to power was a “miracle of God” that answered three days of prayer and fasting. They have been told that Morrison has made a public stand for Christian freedoms, and has promised to keep doing so, so God intervened to ensure he beat the home affairs minister, Peter Dutton, in the Liberal leadership spill.
Videos posted to YouTube show how Pentecostal and evangelical religious communities are reacting to the rise of Morrison as prime minister.
Last Sunday, pastor Adam F Thompson from Voice of Fire Ministries and Adrian Beale from Everrest Ministries told a congregation of Hope City Church that Morrison’s elevation to power was divinely inspired.
Thompson, who says he can interpret dreams and that supernatural signs and manifestations accompany his ministry, said he’d received a message from God that Morrison and the Coalition must win the election.
“The Lord woke me up at 4.30am this morning,” Thompson told the Hope City Church congregation on Sunday, in a video he asked to be recorded.
“This is a crucial time right now … In the next six months it’s time for the body of Christ [the Christian church] to put its differences aside … and come together and agree that Jesus is the Messiah and start praying together and calling it in and praying for our prime minister right now, and for our government.
“I really see that the body of Christ is going to have influence in the arena of – the political arena of this nation.
“[But] if the prime minister right now doesn’t get elected in this next election there’s going to be darkness coming. And I’m not being negative. The laws are going to change where darkness is going to come and there will be persecution on the church.”
Thompson asked the congregation if they truly wanted a Pentecostal revival and reformation in Australia.
“If it doesn’t happen in the next six months, in the next year I should say, there is going to be, the laws are going to come in, where they’re going to change and darkness will come,” Thompson said. “The Lord is saying he wants us to rise up and pray, rather than come into persecution where we’ll have no choice.”
In the video, Beale from Everrest Ministries then leads the congregation in prayer for Morrison, calling on God to help Australians grasp the value of his intervention in the leadership spill.
“Just as Scott has come to the fore, unexpected Lord, you’ve kept him hidden for a time such as this,” Beale said.
“Lord, we pray that the whole of the body of Christ in Australia would grasp the value of what you’ve done, Lord, and get behind our new leader … and that the next election would be won so that godly principles would be put into place, rather than the enemy having his way.”
In a different video posted to YouTube, Warwick Marsh from the Australian Christian Values Institute has claimed three days of prayer and fasting had been answered with two miracles.
“Firstly, on the 15th of August, the Senate voted down the euthanasia in the territories proposal. No one expected this. This was an absolute miracle,” Marsh says in the video, which was posted last month.
“Secondly, on Friday the 24th, the Liberal party voted in a new prime minister, Scott Morrison, after a week of political turmoil.
“Many people here in Australia of faith believe this was a miracle of God, as Mr Morrison has a strong faith in God and has made a stand for Christian freedoms and has promised to do so in the future.
“It would seem that this is a direct answer to our prayers, as we prayed against the erosion of our Christian freedoms under the forthcoming Ruddock report.”
Marsh then reminded Christians that there will be another three days of prayer, repentance and fasting, from 7 to 9 September. He asked them to pray for God to intervene to stop the Queensland government’s bill to decriminalise abortion.
“And pray that truth and freedom would win out in the high court case against exclusion zones around abortion clinics,” he said.
Guardian Australia contacted Morrison’s office to ask him if he knows Thompson, Beale or Marsh. His office said he had never met them.
Morrison is Australia’s first Pentecostal prime minister.
He is a member of the Horizon Church in Sutherland, which is part of the Australian Christian Churches network. He attends regularly.
6. Join Australian Prayer Network Call to Pray for the Federal Elections
Register in ongoing united national 24/7 Prayer Watch.
Join 30 Days of Prayer before our Federal Election.
7. Three Game Changing Insights Given to Pastor Karen Wilson, Melbourne.
Who determines the Governmental Authorities Over Us?
In a day of prayer recently at church, during a time of intercession for government, I was pondering the scripture found in Romans 13:1 TPT, “Every person must submit to and support the authorities over him. For there can be no authority in the universe except by God’s appointment, which means that every authority that exists has been instituted by God.”
This scripture had often confused me in the past. As I pondered it before the Lord, He spoke and said, “You misunderstand what is being said. I appoint authorities- so in Australia, I have appointed Federal, State and local governments. Who occupies those authorities is determined by My people, who will humble themselves, lay down their own agendas, seek My face and pray and speak as I lead”.
So lets pray that we, the ecclesia, will do that.
Calling the Gatekeepers
During the course of last year (2018) after we had experienced what seemed a failure of significant prayer efforts (first, the National plebiscite and then the Victorian law regarding assisted dying), I sat with the Lord and asked Him why our prayers had seemed to be powerless in bringing the results we desired.
I heard an immediate answer, “Because the gatekeepers have been silent.”
After submitting this word to prophetic leaders, I was encouraged to pursue further what the Lord was saying. So again I sat with the Lord and asked him who the gatekeepers were.
He led me to Ephesians 4 and said, “The gatekeepers are the fivefold ministry. They have been silent and have not equipped my sheep to be able to discern My will in these decisions, so there has been a lack of agreement among My people.”
Those called to be in the fivefold ministry are God’s gift to His people- let’s pray that there will be a clear, distinct and unified voice coming forth from those who walk in these grace gifts, so that God’s people are equipped to humbly discern the Father’s will as we come to vote in this crucial election.
Some time ago I was spending time in God’s word and came across the story of King Manasseh, who reigned in Jerusalem for fifty-five years after the death of his father, King Hezekiah. Manasseh led Judah into grave sin and rebellion against the Lord- more evil than even the pagan nations that the Lord has destroyed when the people of Israel had entered the land.
I was reminded of the Lord’s heartbreak over man’s evil recorded in Genesis 6 and wondered why He had persisted with the human race. Here was His chosen nation, a nation He had called to be His light to the world, being more evil than even the worst of the pagan nations themselves. Perplexed at God’s enormous patience and forbearance, I cried out, “Father, why have you kept going and not just started all over again with a better product!?”
The answer came immediately and I was stunned by what I heard, “Because I could not bear the thought of eternity without you in it.” Such is the love and desire of God for each one of us- we mean so much to Him.
A Prayer for the Nation
Based on Psalm 43
Send out your light and your truth;
and let them lead our nation,
Let them lead us to your holy mountain,
and into your presence.
Then we will go to the altar of God,
to God—the source of all our joy.
And we will praise You with our hearts,
O God, our God!
Why are we discouraged?
Why are our hearts so sad as we look around us?
We will put hope for our nation in You our God!
We will praise You, our Saviour and our God!
8. The Church has a Prophetic Voice to Society.
NACL Report from Church & State Conference 22-23 Feb. Brisbane.
Australia needs and wants the Church. Despite what journalists, musicians, movies and 100,000 keyboard warriors constantly tell us – the majority of non-Christian Australians do not want the Church to go away quietly or keep the Truth to ourselves.
What our post-truth society craves is Truth. What our post-Christian culture needs is the Gospel. Millions who are gagging on postmodern relativism are hankering for somebody to authoritatively show them reality. They want to be offered a red pill and wake-up from the matrix.
The prophetic voice of the Church to society is every believer’s mandate & authority to declare Truth in the public square. It’s the encouragement to Esther, “Perhaps you were born for such a time as this.” It’s the Word of the Lord through Isaiah, “Seek justice, defend the oppressed.” It’s the wisdom of Proverbs, “Righteousness exalts a nation,” and “Open your mouth, judge righteously.”
It’s the commission of our Master. “Don’t lose your saltiness, flavour the earth. Don’t hide your light, but let it shine brightly.”
25 million neighbours are waiting for us to speak the Truth in love. The Church and State Summit is an annual conference which gathers high calibre speakers to encourage and equip the Body of Christ in this historic mission. It is not only for pastors and Christian leaders, but teenagers and tradies and every believer who wants to be better informed and better involved in practically loving our neighbours through politics. It is eye-opening and non-partisan, presenting every issue only through the lens of Scripture.
You are invited to attend this practical training on how to answer the call to be better informed & better involved, to impact our culture, influence social policy and practically love 25 million neighbours at once.
You’re the voice of the Church to society! Please visit https://churchandstate.com.au/