Why are so many Aussie kids not keen on studying?? Is there a curse which needs to be broken?? – By Pr Daniel Nalliah20 Comments Published March 8th, 2012 in A Call To Action, Australia, Britain, Christian Church Issues, Education, Elections, Family, Healing, Multiculturalism, Politics, Prayer, Rise Up Australia, World News
Over the past few years, I have been very concerned as to why more and more Aussie kids are dropping out of School and Universities ??
Please hear me out as this is a very real problem developing in our nation that needs to be addressed soon. I am sharing this with you because I love our nation Australia and want to see her rise up to fulfil God’s plans for this generation and generations to come.
I used to be part of a Christian school council for a few years. During this time I found out that immigrant families to Australia, particularly from third world countries, were more keen on encouraging their children to study hard and get good results, which in turn helped these students to secure good jobs when they graduated. On the other hand, children who were fourth or fifth generation Aussies were not as motivated to study.
I have been speaking about this important issue with many people and praying for the Lord’s best course of action.
Recently, a school principal stated, “Where I used to be the principal before, there were 95% Anglo-Saxon children in the school. The year 12 results were not as good as the school that I am at now. The school that I am at now has 70% non-Anglo-Saxon children and the results are very good.”We are also seeing a very strong trend of Aussie kids not getting into University or dropping out of University. As you visit some of our Universities, you may wonder whether you are still in Australia??
I praise God for the Multi-Ethnic society we are and thank Him for Australia opening the doors for all nations to come in and have a fare go, but the fact is that this is a serious issue we need to address. Are Aussie kids studying hard enough??
I used to work in the Middle East where it is very well known that these countries are run by overseas workers. If the overseas workers leave all at once, the Middle East will come to a grinding halt, as it is the foreign workers who keep the Middle East running. The locals who are generally born into wealth (oil money) are very complacent and don’t want to study hard or work at all.
Over the last few days as I was praying about this, I felt very strongly that there could be a specific curse over Australia in reference to this issue that needs to be broken. I suppose this might also be relevant to many other nations. This week at our weekly prayer meeting we spent much time repenting and breaking this curse. Let me share it with you what the Lord showed me.
When the British colonised many nations and occupied those nations, they treated the peoples of those nations as subclass citizens. While declaring and standing as superior human beings, they treated the people of those nations as inferior, uneducated and in many cases as though they were animals. They did preach Christianity and the Word of God, but did not live it, as what happened with the Crusaders and the slave trade.
My country of birth is Sri Lanka. Here the Buddhists and Hindus were told to convert to Christianity with the sword kept to their necks. All who were non-Christians were treated very badly. In Australia the Aboriginal people were treated the same, as in the name of Christianity much wickedness was carried out, although possibly they thought what they were doing was right. However, it certainly was not Godly, nor the teachings of Jesus.
Are we now reaping what our forefathers sowed??
I must say this, I thank God that my great grandparents converted from Hinduism to Christianity during this time. I am sure there would be many from Asia, Africa and many other Third World Nations, where the British, Dutch and other Western Nations occupied, who would thank God for the same reason.
Let me get to the point.
Today from those very same Third World Nations where they thought the people were subclass citizens and uneducated, millions of people are migrating to the West, and their sons and daughters are beginning to do very well in life, while the children of the West seemed to be losing interest to study and the parents seemed to not be motivated to encourage their children to do better. Partly this is also in the name of political correctness, where the child seems to have more rights than the parents.
I believe we as a nation need to repent for the curses spoken by our forefathers over these third world nations and the atrocities carried out in the name of Christianity in Africa, Middle East, Asia and other places, also in particular the Indigenous people of Australia. Then we need to pray a blessing upon them all, irrespective of whether they are Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jewish or others.
I wish to call on all immigrants to the West from Third world countries, as I am one of them myself, to stand in the gap and pray a blessing upon Australia and the West. I pray with all my heart that the curse will be broken and that the Aussie kids will begin to prosper, not forgetting the fact that all who call Australia home, are Aussies.
You could do this in your churches, youth groups, schools, homes and one on one. Let the Lord lead us in a season of repentance and healing as in 2 Chronicles 7:14, ”If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and I will forgive their sin and will heal their land.”
May God bless you mightily as we unite together as one and rise up to see the nations come back to Jesus!
Pr Daniel Nalliah