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The People Have Spoken – And God Always Gets the Last Word

Jun 25, 2019

The masses are awaking from their slumber. They are mad, and they are not going to take it anymore. They have had a gutful of political correctness and the fascist radical left which is always overreaching and always trampling on their faith and freedom. They want the swamp drained, and they want it drained now.

And we have seen plenty of indications of this in the West of late. Just think Trump, and Brexit, and the Morrison miracle win. And now the Israel Folau case is just skyrocketing, as ordinary Australians are getting fed up with the secular left and their war on everything they value and believe in.

The pulling of the GoFundMe campaign for Folau was the last straw for many. And we have the perfect illustration of this late Monday night with the Australian Christian Lobby putting up their own funding campaign for the rugby star and devout Christian.

And check this out: they managed to raise over $750,000 in a mere 15 hours. That is over $800 per minute! It took three days for that amount to be raised on the GayFundMe site. Many folks who had given to the secular site promised to double their giving, and that seems to be happening – big time.

This is just another clear indication that ordinary citizens are absolutely fed up with the radical leftist agendas being crammed down their throats. They have had enough, and they know it is time to start resisting all this tyranny and insanity.

Despite the legion of critics – including those compromised and cowardly Christians – the funding campaign is vitally important. I gave to the Folau campaign because religious freedom is at risk. Tomorrow you and I will likely need such funding. That is how bad things are getting.

And as I am typing this, the amount has raced to well over $800,000. By the time this piece is posted for another hour or so it will have hit the one million mark. This is people power in action. The militant left may have most of the media on its side, much of government and the bureaucracy, most of the funding, and all the other institutions of power and influence on their side.

But at the end of the day they do not have the numbers. They are always a small handful who have never garnered majority support. They are a radical minority that makes a lot of noise, fooling folks into thinking they are many. And there is one more thing they do not have on their side – and this makes all the difference in the world.

They do not have the one true, living God. As they rail in hatred against God, they simply dig their graves even deeper. It is as I just read again in Psalm 2. It is well worth posting the entire psalm here:

Why do the nations conspire
and the peoples plot in vain?
The kings of the earth rise up
and the rulers band together
against the Lord and against his anointed, saying,
“Let us break their chains
and throw off their shackles.”
The One enthroned in heaven laughs;
the Lord scoffs at them.
He rebukes them in his anger
and terrifies them in his wrath, saying,
“I have installed my king
on Zion, my holy mountain.”
I will proclaim the Lord’s decree:
He said to me, “You are my son;
today I have become your father.
Ask me,
and I will make the nations your inheritance,
the ends of the earth your possession.
You will break them with a rod of iron;
you will dash them to pieces like pottery.”
Therefore, you kings, be wise;
be warned, you rulers of the earth.
Serve the Lord with fear
and celebrate his rule with trembling.
Kiss his son, or he will be angry
and your way will lead to your destruction,
for his wrath can flare up in a moment.
Blessed are all who take refuge in him.

God laughs at the God-haters. And one day soon he will unleash his just wrath on those who have shaken their fists in defiance of God Almighty. Simply read about the horrible things described in the book of Revelation to see how all this pans out.

Satan always overplays his hand, and God always gets the last laugh! Satan thought he won at Calvary, but it was his biggest nightmare. He thought he won with GoFundMe, but it again backfired on him big time. The money is now pouring in, and hopefully Folau will be able to take that diabolical Rugby Australia to court and right some wrongs.

A big thanks to all of you who have contributed so far. Tomorrow it may be you and I who need such funding, so we need to stand as one here. And keep praying for Israel and Maria Folau. They have been going through the wringer with all this ugly anti-Christian bigotry and persecution.

They have stood strong so far, and will need to continue to do so. So pray without ceasing for these brave Christian warriors. And please donate here: www.acl.org.au/donate_izzy

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46 Responses to The People Have Spoken – And God Always Gets the Last Word

  • Thanks Bill. There’s nothing like a bit of outrage to wake and galvanize the masses. I’m sure it has tested Israel and Maria’s faith but at the end of the day they will come out stronger and God will bless them for their faithfulness. It’s surreal to see how God is breathing on the dry bones of His church all over the world and turning us into a mighty army!

  • In the end, Christianity changed Pagan Rome to Christianity and is still so to this day. It may well be that Rome will awaken and unleash its legions – again
    John Abbott

  • And over $1 million has now been raised in some 19 hours! Take that Rugby Australia and GayFundMe!!

  • Hallelujah. The secular will, WILL FOLD TO HIS WILL.

  • Praise the LORD Bill. He has the last laugh at the heathen! Wes and Jen.

  • Thank you Bill. I am so happy about this news. God is the greatest. God bless you

  • Indeed! God exercises His authority by the power in heaven and among all the inhabitants on earth (this includes, the good people and the LGBT, ScoMo and Satan).

  • One of the strongest critics of Israel Folau is ‘TV personality’ Peter FitzSimons.

    An interesting read: Who is Causing Youth Suicide — FitzSimons or Folau?
    https://blog.canberradeclaration.org.au/2019/05/20/who-is-causing-youth-suicide-fitzsimons-or-folau/
    – also
    https://www.conservapedia.com/Homosexuality_and_health

  • That is good news indeed.
    However, we need to be cautious about Izzy’s defence.
    There are rarely ‘open and shut cases’ as we saw with the George Pell verdict, and older readers will remember the Azaria Chamberlain case.
    We are not privy to Izzy’s actual contract with RA, and we have only the Code of Conduct to see.
    Since the tribunal based its decision on that, we have something but not everything to go on.
    Let’s keep praying for him and the whole situation.

  • I think Mr Folau has been treated horribly unfair. I am not a Christian but sincerely believe he being criticized and punished for simply stating his beliefs. Unfortunately, the current popular morality of the media and nihilistic masses are bigoted and it seems they are intent on taken it out on Christians. In the next few generations, people will be cognisant of the oppression happening now to those who do believe. I admire Mr Folau and his adherence to his beliefs.

  • Well said,

    Amen! keep up the good fight for the Lord our God is with you wherever you Go, whatever you say! an also give you wisdom. We will Remember you and your ministry in our prayers. And Also Israel

    God is Good

  • “GayFundMe site. ”

    Was that a deliberate mistake in your article? If not, I have missed the subtlety of it.

  • Thanks Roger. But there is nothing subtle about it of course! It is exactly because GoFundMe is so obsessed with promoting the homosexual agenda that they gave Folau the flick. I explained all this in my earlier article:

    https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/06/24/folau-the-left-and-double-standards/

  • Like you and so many others Bill, I am furious and incensed and now activated by the Issi affair. He was a true warrior on the field and is now a true contender for the faith. I hate the spirit of apostasy that has infiltrated aspects of the church at large and with it, it’s hypocrisy. I detest the intolerance of the neo-Marxists who seems to dominate the media. I loathe the distortion of what the man was attempting to convey.

    A little book that has been helpful in leading me by the hand to expose what is behind the serious drift from our moorings and what Issi and other believers are presently experiencing is Melvin Tinker’s “That Hideous Strength”, with a subtitle: How The West Was Lost. Tinker leans heavily on C.S. Lewis’s book with the same title. Tinker points us to the philosophy of the ancient Tower of Babel, which is “an exercise of collective rebellion…which represents a distortion of the nature of God, reshaping Him in their image”. C.S.Lewis writes about how a small town in England “becomes the centre of a gigantic conspiracy against the human race when a truly devilish organization wishes to re-create mankind in the image of slave robots”.
    Whatever or whoever is behind the Issi issue, the one thing that is becoming more and more obvious, is that there is a conspiracy against a perfectly decent man. You are right Bill, the conspirators will not be satisfied until they silence all dissent. That is the nature of totalitarianism. Yes, they will come for us.

  • Thanks Andy. Yes both books by Lewis and Tinker with that title are very good indeed.

  • Hallelujah Amen,As soon I get paid I will donate thank you all for making me stronger than before

  • Thanks Bill.
    It is great to read some positive news.
    I agree, the pulling of the GoFundMe campaign was the last straw for many.
    It has actually worked for Israel Folau’s advantage.
    “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial…” (James 1:12).
    What the Enemy meant for evil, God has turned for the good.
    Praise God.
    Kyle

  • Shows the people won’t take bullies any more. Perhaps change is on the way!

  • A great explanation of the current thinking of the many who are fed up with political correctness. As you state, the commentators arguing against are many times displaying an absolute ignorance of the real issue plus coming up with the most outrageous arguments which turn out to be spiritual nonsense!
    Thank you for your clear explanation!

  • Dear Bill
    “Thanks Roger. But there is nothing subtle about it of course! It is exactly because GoFundMe is so obsessed with promoting the homosexual agenda that they gave Folau the flick. I explained all this in my earlier article:”

    The question I have is, why GO FUND ME agreed to Israel Folau’s GO FUND ME page in the first place. Were they just chasing the 2% Commission OR was it all a planned manoeuvre to cancel the page at some time in the future to maximise the damage and hopefully permanently cripple any chance of Folau had for raising funds for his defence. We of course will never know.

    However, Praise GOD. It all seriously backfired. Go FUND ME by their actions have made the capital raising for legal expenses even more successful. “Satan always overplays his hand, and God always gets the last laugh!” Yes Brilliantly put, Bill .
    The tally is now over $1.274 Million
    Phil

  • Thank you Bill for writing so inspiringly.
    Indeed, the Lord will always fight for His own.
    Two things to note:
    CHRIST WON AT CALVARY
    WE ARE A MAJORITY BECAUSE GOD IS ON OUR SIDE.
    Blessings.

  • Some news on a pro-Christian crowdfunding website:
    https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/gofundme-axes-christian-rugby-stars-500k-fundraiser-showing-need-for-alternative-wonderwe

    This reminds me. What would it take to set up a pro-Christian bank, debit cards and the like? I have no knowledge of the banking and money worlds , that’s why I’m asking all of you.
    Of course, I’m well aware that even if successfully set up, it’ll likely come under attack by the enemy, but first things first, what would it take to first set up such ‘alternative infrastructure’? I know it sounds extreme, but then, consider things like ANZ ‘voicing concerns’ over Maria Folau supporting her husband:
    https://www.spectator.com.au/2019/06/anz-maria-folau-and-the-joke-of-the-year/

    You’ve all probably heard of Islamic banks and the like. Say what you will about such organisations, but at least they seem to show that Muslims take their religious teachings on money seriously. Surely Christians shouldn’t do less and at least try to secure themselves at the money level.

    Oh and do not forget Bernard Gaynor as well:
    http://bernardgaynor.com.au/2019/06/25/israel-folaus-fundraiser-up-and-running-again/

  • The idea of ‘live and let live’ is being lost
    Peta Credlin – Sky News
    Non-Christians coming out and supporting Folau

    “Executive Director of the Institute of Public Affairs John Roskam says the idea of ‘live and let live’ is being lost in Australia, with people ‘preaching’ inclusivity and tolerance, but only supporting one side of the perspective.”

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6051514357001

  • Why Israel Folau is Marked for Destruction
    “Yes, there is a war on Israel Folau. For the woke brigade, he must be discredited at all costs, on all fronts and by any means necessary. This war matters, for reasons not immediately obvious to those who should know much better.”

    https://quadrant.org.au/opinion/qed/2019/06/why-israel-folau-must-be-destroyed/

  • Looks like the move by GoFundMe has backfired big time now that more donations are being entered on the new site. Now all we need is for Morrison to pull his finger out and honour his pre-election pledge to do something about anti-religous and anti-Christian rulings by companies and the like. Or as I suspect he will be just another politician who speaks with a forked tongue?

  • Fabulous effort Bill, this one really hit the top of the charts. “There sure are more of us then there are of them”
    The link to the ACL donation page was most helpful and thoughtful. You do have many followers that respond to this course. Also the ACL has made an enormous impact with this call of support for Israël Falou.
    Defending the call for christianity.
    Bill

  • Thanks guys. It took 3 days to raise $750,000 for Folau on a pagan fund-raising site. In less than 1 day that amount has been doubled to $1.5 million on the ACL Folau funding site. The left and Go FundMe always overreach, and in the end always get burned. Talk about a massive backfire!

  • Dear Bill,
    These leftists have egg all over their silly faces. Is it possible to donate through a bank does anyone know?

  • Thanks Patricia. The link to the ACL funding page for him is at the end of my article.

  • I agree this is a fight to preserve our Christian values and beliefs but it’s actually more than that and it’s the way it will be fought in the courts. It’s a matter of different beliefs and cultures co-existing in a society without fear of reprisals, harm, losing ones job, etc. even if people disagree with their them. People need to know when to say we agree to disagree in a peaceful and loving fashion. What happened to Israel Folau was evil and must be corrected. Even some on the left now are siding with him even though they disagree with this views.

  • Thank you Bill. I love Psalm 2. I love the way the God haters are described.
    And I love the way that God reacts: He laughs.
    Of course. How stupid is the man who thinks he can oppose the Lord?

  • I flew from Sydney to Melbourne last night on Qantas. They were showing Skynews and featured an interview with Martin Iles re ACL’s funding of Israel Folau’s court case. Not sure what comrade Joyce would’ve thought of that.

  • Thanks Ian. Yes I am sure that Qantas will soon ban SkyNews on its flights. All in the name of tolerance and inclusion of course!

  • And now the Christian Pharisees are condemning Folau and the ACL, saying the money should go to the poor. Um, someone else said the exact same thing:

    Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.” (John 12:4-8)

    Why in the world can’t Christians give to both if they want? Why force us to choose one or the other? Away with you Christian Pharisees! You are simply siding with Judas here!!

  • I haven’t been following the various media views on this but today I see:

    ‘We shouldn’t fear truth’: Nine CEO calls for new press freedom laws on the 9news site (https://www.9news.com.au/national/press-freedom-nine-abc-news-police-raids-afp-push-for-new-laws-national-news/61c70121-3780-4ba5-9f17-c2ecd5650213).

    In the article it says: “We shouldn’t fear debate. We shouldn’t fear opinions. The Australian public’s right to know makes our democracy function.”

    Surely with this attitude they’d HAVE to support Israel?

  • Thanks guys. And $2 million has just been raised in 2 days! We support you Izzy!

  • Well said Bill.
    So happy at this groundswell of support for Izzy. Never should have lost his job for this. Praying for a win for freedom of our religion!

  • It would be great if nations such as Tonga, Samoa and other Christian rugby playing islands banned the Australian rugby teams in the same way South African sports teams were banned from international fixtures because of apartheid.
    What genius thought of putting Raelene Castle in charge of Australian Rugby? Why didn’t the Rugby board simply castrate all their players? They would have saved themselves a lot of bother.

    David Skinner UK

  • We know from Gods word in 1 Corinthians 6:9 that those who are in real danger of a lost eternity are The sexually immoral, Idolaters, male prostitutes, homosexual offenders. thieves, the greedy, drunkards, slanderers, nor swindlers. In retrospect though, I’m sure God left another sinful act off his list, i recon that’s got to be those who wear red bandannas because. it’s very possible those particular offenders might just be able to give claim to most of the others.

  • Must watch and share – the Israel Folau and Alan Jones interview:

    https://www.skynews.com.au/details/_6052884328001

  • “And having done all to stand …” We need to take this stand for all the reasons, not least of which is to support a fellow Christian couple.

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