Dear Family in Christ,
I am just back in my office after 5 days of ministry in Western Australia. Sorry for the delay in bringing out this email.
We at Catch the Fire Ministries congratulate Prime Minister elect Kevin Rudd and the Labor party for winning the election. We will pray for the elected government, as instructed in the Word of God. “I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone-for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth.” (1 Timothy 2:1-4)
I would like to thank every one who took the time to write me emails, letters and send messages to the office of Catch the Fire Minstries. Due to the high volume of emails we continue to receive, we’re unable to personally respond to each one, but hope that this message will help you in better understanding the results of the Election 2007.
Of course, I’m well aware that there will always be some people who will not agree with whatever I say, and I uphold your right to do so. However, the Lord has developed broad shoulders in me to cop quite a bit of flak. If I couldn’t stand tall through the fiery storm of accusation, criticism and persecution, I would not be able to do what I have been doing for the advancement of the Kingdom of God across our nation of Australia. “Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, because great is your reward in Heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.” (Matthew 5:10-12)
Personally, the weekend of the election was one of the worst weekends in my life. On Saturday 24th November, as I was just about to minister at a combined churches service in Albany, Western Australia, I received the shocking news from my wife that John Howard had lost the election. She also told me that upon receiving a telephone call from Sri Lanka, she heard that her father was rushed to the hospital with heart failure. Since I was away from my home at the time, it was really difficult for us as a family. As Bible believing Christians who struggle not against flesh and blood, but wrestle against principalities and powers of spiritual darkness (Ephesians 6:10-20), we all know that our adversary satan waits for the opportune time to attack. “Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of suffering.” (1 Peter 5:8-9)
Immediately I said, “Lord, what’s happening?? How can I even rise up and preach Your Word?” But praise Almighty God, as we prayed together for my father-in-law, the Spirit of the Lord strengthened me to rise up and preach the Word of God. That night he miraculously recovered and is now doing very well. Glory to God!
After ministering to the people of God on Saturday night, I struggled to fall asleep in my motel room in Albany, Western Australia, as I was all alone, in tears and feeling very sad for most of the night. I kept asking the Lord, “DID I GET IT WRONG???”
Around 5.00 am on Sunday morning, I begin to hear the voice of God say, â€œWhy are you so downcast, rise up and fight. The word you received was from Me. Did not I confirm it through many of My servants? I promised My children, through my servant Moses, that they would enter the promise land when they left Egypt. However, they rebelled against Me and My servant, consequently spending 40 years wandering in the wilderness. During this time My servant Moses went through much ridicule and mocking from My own people, with many saying that they should have stayed back in Egypt.â€ (Read Numbers 14:1-5)
At this point I said, â€œLord, why is it when the Body of Christ comes together to pray for rain, You answer our prayers so quickly?â€ The words from the Lord came to me, â€œFor My people are united when they pray for rain.â€ At this moment I felt so prompted to read the prophetic word from the Lord regarding the election that I released on 11th August 2007.
As I begin reading the prophetic word from the Lord, I was greatly stirred in my spirit to read the following words that I had stated, â€œI will boldly declare that PM John Howard will be re-elected in the Nov election â€“ â€˜IF THE BODY OF CHRIST UNITES IN PRAYER AND ACTION.â€™
Again I heard the voice of the Lord, â€œFor My people were not united in prayer and action for this election. If they were, they would have experienced spiritual revival under My freedom reigning in this nation, but now My people have chosen another way. They have not voted for My will, but for self gain and personal change.â€
At the beginning of the court case 5 years ago, some Christian brothers told me, â€œYou will never win this case, just apologize and settle it.â€ Then when I lost the case in Tribunal, they were quick to criticize me, â€œDid we not tell you? At least now apologize and settle it.â€ I told them, â€œWe only lost this present battle, but we will win the war in the Name of Jesus.â€
5 years later the court case ended successfully with the Supreme Court clearing us of any wrong doing.Â We praise the Lord for this tremendous victory for His people and the Kingdom of God, in protecting Australiaâ€™s Judeo-Christian heritage, maintaining freedom of speech and proclamation of the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Victoria and across our nation.Â Now, many of my former critics say, â€œWe thank God you stood your ground and did not back off.â€
I believe we as the Body of Christ in Australia have just lost a spiritual battle (Election 2007), but we will definitely win the spiritual war in the Name of Jesus!
In the Bible, the Israelites (Old Covenant People of God) wandered in the wilderness for 40 years due to disobeying the voice of the Lord God through His prophetic servant Moses, and consequently their generation did not enter the promise land flowing with milk and honey that the Lord had prepared for them. â€œIn spite of this, you did not trust in the Lord your God, who went ahead of you on your journey, in fire by night and in a cloud by day, to search out places for you to camp and to show you the way to go.â€ (Deuteronomy 1:32-33) Did Moses, the prophetic servant of the Lord, hear accurately from Almighty God? YES! Did the children of God (Israelites) disobey the word and voice of the Lord God?- YES!
I do not know how long it will take for the Church in Australia to see God’s prophetic promises fulfilled for this Great South Land, but we must persist in united prayer and corporate repentance, rising up and fighting in the Spirit, as we continue to boldly proclaim the will and Word of God.
Over the past few days I have received many telephone calls from many Pastors and Believers in Christ from across the country. They told me, â€œPastor Danny, you have warned the people of God (Body of Christ) very clearly of the dangers we will face as the Church in Australia. You have done your part.â€ (Read Ezekiel 3)Â I feel that a weight has lifted off my shoulders as I have obeyed what the Lord instructed me to do regarding the Election 2007.
The level of disunity in the Body of Christ was very clear to me closing in on election day. I received emails and messages from many professing Christians who were voting for Labor and the Greens. I just could not understand how they could do that, as their vote could be a vote to change existing laws to give greater rights to same sex-couples, legalise Abortion on demand (up to birth), introduce Federal Vilification Laws (eliminating freedom of speech), stop Prayer in Parliament, force Christian schools to employ homosexual teachers under Anti-Discrimination Laws, and the list goes on and on.
Just for your information, the Labor Government refused to preference the Family First Party, and did all its preferences with the Greens. Now both Labor and the Greens are in bed together. DID YOU VOTE THEM IN????
I hope and pray that we will not take our nation back to Egypt.
At this point I want to caution you, prayerfully watch out for Christian Leaders who support unscriptural, ungodly, and evil legislations as mentioned above, by stating, â€œWe cannot stop them so letâ€™s counter propose by giving them 20-30% of what they ask, giving it a different category or name.â€ (Read 2 Timothy 3:1-5)
Then these so called Christian Leaders will gloat, â€œOh we got a win.â€ No, you did not! You just willingly approved a part of what is evil in the site of an Almighty, Righteous and Holy God.Â The â€˜USERÂ and SEEKER FRIENDLYâ€™ church will continue to tell people what they like to hear rather than what they need to hear.
Itâ€™s not about how much prosperity and success we experience on earth by compromising the WORD of God. It is about standing your ground for the Righteousness, Justice and Truth of the WORD of God.Â Just because 100 Bishops come together to legalise Homosexual Priests, does not change or alter the WORD of God. His WORD stands forever and ever. (Read Hebrews 4:12-13)
I urge all Bible-believing Christians to watch out and unceasingly pray against the enemyâ€™s strategies, for in the days ahead there will be many wolves in sheepâ€™s clothing, deceiving many in the church. They are from within the church and could even be some very prominent Christian Leaders. (Read 2 Peter Ch. 2)
I do not look for my reputation amongst man, but from Almighty God, and will continue to prayerfully seek our Heavenly Father’s perfect will for our nation of Australia.
In His Grace, Mercy, and Love, Ps. Danny Nalliah