Greece gave us Herodotus. Rome, Tacitus. England, Gibbon. Australia, Fred Nile.
From Your Kingdom Come 080808, A New Day for Australia's Prayer Gathering at yourkingdomcome.com.au. The highlights are mine. The delights all yours:
"1. AUSTRALIA's PROPHETIC ROLE IN WORLD AFFAIRS
(a) Australia's title - 'The Great South Land of the Holy Spirit', and Southern Cross in the sky above Australia.
(b) Australia's beginning in modern history. A dumping ground for convicts who were reformed and renewed.
(c) First evangelical Minister with the First Fleet - RICHARD JOHNSON, who laid evangelical foundations.
"2. WORLD WAR I
(a) Gallipoli - miraculous evacuation with not one casualty.
(b) Beersheba - Australia's Light Horse victory over Turkish Muslim Fortress.
(c) Jerusalem - Victory opened the door for the liberation of Jerusalem, which climaxed with the formation of Israel in 1948. (ZEPHANIAH 3:14-15 'HE HAS CAST OUT YOUR ENEMY'.)
"3. WORLD WAR II
(a) Australian victory at El Alamein Egypt, over Rommel's Africa Corp.
(b) First victories against Japanese Army in Malaya and New Guinea - Kokoda Trail.
(c) KOREA - Royal Australian Regiment stopped and delayed Communist Chinese advance.
(d) VIETNAM - Australian victory at LONG TAN.
(e) GULF WARS - Australian SAS destroyed SCUD Missiles aimed at Israel.
(f) IRAQ - Liberation of Iraq.
(g) AFGHANISTAN - Defeated Taliban Islamic Regime.
(h) EAST TIMOR - Defeated Muslim Militia, restored democratic Government.
"As a small nation, Australia has made an important impact on World Affairs in the providence of God."
Bonus offering from the above document: Fred reckons Australia faces "serious challenges." Could the last of the seven he lists be the most serious of the lot?: "Opposing the growing power and influence of 1 billion Muslims who are forcing their religious-political ideology, based on the Koran on Western Christian nations including Australia because it is an anti-Christ, which was formed by a false prophet Mohammed. (1 John 2: 20-26, 4:1-3, 4:15)."