The Great Southland Australia

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Another prophetic declaration sung over this land of Australia. In 1995 Darlene Zschech came to Perth and with a team of worshipers including the wonderful Michael Battersby (the guy in the middle of the 3 tenors) joined the West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

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The song’s title is interesting. From an article  at Military History Fandom the author notes that Pedro Fernandes de Queirós a Portuguese navigator coined the phrase “The  Australian land of the Holy Spirit”  but he did this while on an island north of Australia, Vanuatu.

In May 1606 the expedition reached the islands later called the New Hebrides and now the independent nation of Vanuatu. Queirós landed on a large island which he took to be part of the southern continent, and named it Australia del Espiritu Santo. In his printed memorials, notably the Eighth (which was published in Italy, Holland, France, Germany and England), this was altered to Austrialia del Espiritu Santo (The Australian Land of the Holy Spirit), a pun on “Austria”, to flatter King Philip III, who was of the House of Austria.

Pedro Fernandes de Queirós was of course Roman Catholic and zealous for the conquest of the nations for Vatican rule. So having a servant of the Popes name this land the land of the Holy Spirit is a bit strained for me —BUT God is the Redeemer and uses anyone to put His prophetic mark and word on something. He prophesied through the High Priest that Jesus would die for all the people. (John 11:51)

Therefore I can sing this song knowing God spoke through the Portuguese Captain long ago prophetically

for God wanted us to KNOW that He has PUT HIS MARK UPON THIS LAND!!

Verse 1:
This is our nation, this is our land,
This is our future, this is our hope.
A land of reaping, a land of harvest,
This is our land, this is our home.

Chorus:
This is the Great Southland of the Holy Spirit,
A land of red dust plains and summer rains,
To this sun-burnt land we will see a flood,
And to this Great Southland His Spirit comes.

Verse 2:
This is our nation, this is our land,
This land of plenty, this land of hope.
The richest harvest is in her peoples,
We see revival, His Spirit comes. [to chorus]

Verse 3:
This is our nation, this is our land,
This lucky country, of dreams gone dry,
And to these people we see a harvest,
And to this land, revival comes. [to chorus]

by Geoff Bullock


By Den Rhodes

This is me Who is blind but My servant, Or deaf as My messenger whom I send? Who is blind as he who is perfect, And blind as the Lord’s servant? “The Lord God has given Me The tongue of the learned, That I should know how to speak A word in season to him who is weary. He awakens Me morning by morning, He awakens My ear To hear as the learned. The Lord God has opened My ear; And I was not rebellious, Nor did I turn away. I gave My back to those who struck Me, And My cheeks to those who plucked out the beard; I did not hide My face from shame and spitting. “For the Lord God will help Me; Therefore I will not be disgraced; Therefore I have set My face like a flint, And I know that I will not be ashamed. He is near who justifies Me; Who will contend with Me? Let us stand together. Who is My adversary? Let him come near Me. Surely the Lord God will help Me; Who is he who will condemn Me? Indeed they will all grow old like a garment; The moth will eat them up. “Who among you fears the Lord? Who obeys the voice of His Servant? Who walks in darkness And has no light? Let him trust in the name of the Lord And rely upon his God. Look, all you who kindle a fire, Who encircle yourselves with sparks: Walk in the light of your fire and in the sparks you have kindled— This you shall have from My hand: You shall lie down in torment.

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