AUSTRALIA (THE LAND DOWN UNDER)
Pastor Frank W. Dowsett, Australia
SOME 60 years ago, at the tender age of 14, I met a young lass who eventually became my wife. We now have four children, 13 grandchildren, and 11 great-grandchildren. I had lived for some years as a child in Papua-New Guinea, and when we returned to Australia we finally settled in a southern suburb of Sydney.
In the meantime, my wife's family moved from the north coast of New South Wales to within a short walk from where we had my wife's family moved from the
north coast of New South Wales to within a short walk from where we had settled, and both of us ended up attending the same nearby Baptist Church, where we
were both converted and baptised.
But I have to admit that I eventually got fairly tired of hearing the same kind of message week after week. Added to this was the fact that it was a small church that only qualified for a student pastor. These were changed every two years, the newer pastor then going through the same sermons that we had heard over the past two years. So I gave up going to church. In June 1945 we were married. But I had a problem. Whilst both our parents were fine Christian folk, my mother-in-law was a dedicated believer in something called 'British-Israel'. The fact that I constantly told her that she was quite mad made absolutely no difference.
She had not spoken much to me about this prior to our marriage, but after I had become an official member of the family, she decided it was time that I accepted their beliefs as well as their daughter, and she loaned me a booklet written by a gentlemen named A. J. Ferris titled The Great Pyramid. I stilI have it in my library.
Now my best subjects at school had been English and Mathematics, and that little book changed my whole life around. I soon joined the state branch of the British Israel World Federation, and within a few years was elected as its President, a position that I held, over two separate periods, for some 22 years. So, apart from
my initial training in the primary elements of personal salvation which I had received in the Baptist Church, my entire Bible knowledge from that time onward was
based upon our Israel Identity, and the place and importance of Israel in the plans and purposes of God. Thus, for some 50 years I have taught God's Word.
I have had the pleasure of preaching our Identity in New Zealand, Northern Ireland, Canada, and the U.S.A, as well as throughout most states in Australia. Prior to being forced into retirement in 1984 for health reasons, I had, for a period of 20 years, travelled extensively overseas, and from east to west and from north to south in Australia as a Building Construction Manager. So I've had the pleasure of seeing quite a bit of this wonderful world of ours, and have been able to enjoy so many of the marvels of God's creation.
I often think of His promise recorded in Deuteronomy 32:8:
"When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel."
It is only as we are able to visit these appointed places that we can even begin to understand the fullness of what God has given to us as His people Israel. Now I realise that I am biased, but I have to admit that in all my travels, and with all the wonderful sights I have seen, such as The Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls, and those wonderful Israel features throughout the British Isles, I have found the beauty and stark contrasts of Australia to be unsurpassed.
Australia has an area about the same size as the U.S.A., and not much smaller than Europe. Yet our population is a mere 18 million, mostly spread along the coastal areas. The central regions are a vast desert, second in size only to the Sahara Desert in Africa. The cliffs along so much of our coastline are awe inspiring, intermingled with magnificent sand beaches. I've travelled through much of the inland portions, with the desert stretching as far as the eye can see, dotted throughout with our peculiar desert flora. I've driven through stretches of bull dust, as fine as talcum powder, and come out the other end with a tyre completely shredded. I've worked in some of these areas where the temperature was over 128 degrees Fahrenheit. It's a wonderful country, this land of mine. Or is it? Can I still say that it is mine? I'm afraid that the Australia in which we grew up, is not the Australia we have today.
We look back on these great old days and realise that something quite terrible has happened. And the worst part of it all is that we have not really noticed it happening. We have become the victims, as is common in all the Israel lands, of a creeping disease called 'gradualism', Like the old Chinese proverb says, 'Slowly, slowly, catchee monkey'. Our enemies are expert in this process. When the Lord said of Israel that 'His servants are blind', He wasn't joking. But we're not only blind, but also totally stupid.
Even now when we see what is happening, we ignore it and hope that somehow or other all our troubles will just disappear. But one of the more serious aspects of our present problems is that most people don't recognise them as problems. We have reached a stage of normality which precludes the recognition and discernment of those things which have replaced the fundamental principles of the Christian Faith upon which our entire national existence was based. In fact, to refer to our nation as a 'Christian Nation' is a total fallacy. And the worst aspect of this lunacy is that we now define Christianity in terms of presently accepted
principles and practices.
Australia isn't Australia anymore. Britain isn't Britain anymore. America isn't America anymore. And Christianity isn't Christianity anymore. We have all become what our sworn enemies have made us over a long period of time. And most of our people haven't even noticed the difference. Even those who acknowledge that things have changed don't have the ability, much less the desire, to want to restore the old values. The past is now considered to be irrelevant. And having absolutely no knowledge of anything worthwhile with which to replace our present systems, we continue to wallow in the mire of debauchery and crooked politics, which has become our national status quo.
In Australia, as in every other Israel nation, disobedience to God and His Commandments and Statutes has become a national pastime. We seemingly try to excel each other, as well as each preceding generation, with the grand aim of who can be and do the worst.
During my speaking tours abroad, one of the most often asked questions to me was in regard to conditions here in Australia. I always had a standard reply. 'Whatever it is like in your country, that's what it is like in ours'. We have to remember that the enemy of God and His people does not have a different set of aims for our various Israel nations. There might be different approaches in order to accommodate different national circumstances, but the overall plan remains constant and totally non-negotiable.
It is clearly stated in Psalm 83:2-5:
"For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult and they that hate thee have lifted up the head. They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden (covered) ones. They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance. For they have consulted together with one consent.. they are confederate against thee.."
Here in Australia we are going through a process that has been common to all the 'young lions' of God's appointment. This is the removal of all things British. The labour government of the state of New South Wales has already removed all regal insignia from public buildings and correspondence. I am not aware of the position in other states. But the paranoia of so many of our politicians and public leaders in this area is quite beyond belief. Millions of dollars are being spent by
those representing the Republican Movement in order to brainwash our people into accepting their particular ideology which they are forcing down our collective
throats. Locally produced television programmes, together with a totally biased press, never miss an opportunity to downgrade, insult, caricature, or otherwise oppose anything British.
The Queen, one of whose official titles is 'Queen of Australia', is treated with abject contempt by many influential people, as well as many of the general public. For instance, under the rules of the Olympic committee, the Olympic games must be opened by the 'Head of State' of the host country, which for the 2000 games is Australia. But the Queen has been deliberately ignored in favour of our Prime Minister. There is a concerted push for us to become a Republic, and despite the fact that a referendum has not yet been held, (it is due in November), some authorities are already proceeding on the basis of it having become fact.
And of course, we dare not mention the flag. This, we are assured, is the flag of a foreign nation, with no relevance to us in today's world. The 'Union Jack' in the top left hand corner is as a red rag to a bull with many of our so-called leaders, even in the churches.
Our country has nearly been bought out by foreign countries through their multinational companies. Walk down the street and you have a great game of 'spot the
Aussie'. Our land is full of Islamic Mosques and Buddhist Temples. If they can't build a new one, they buy old Christian Churches and convert them to suit their needs, even if only for the time being.
Elections are 'rigged' in such a way that true, patriotic independent candidates are finding it increasingly difficult to win seats. Our economy, despite protestations to the contrary by our politicians, is going down the tube at a frightening rate of knots.
But I'm sure I don't have to labour these points as you are now reading of your own plight. The enemy has truly come in like a flood. So let us, at the crossroads of our Christian civilisation, 'Look up, and lift up our heads', for our redemption is most certainly nigh at hand. The 'Ensign' is about to be lifted up against these enemies, resulting in their destruction, and the personal reign of the King of Kings upon the Throne of David is about to become a living reality in the lives of His people.
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