“I saw a man firing randomly with a weapon at people on the streets and many were falling dead. I was very disturbed and was crying. Then the scene changed and I saw fire everywhere with flames burning very high and uncontrollably. With this I awoke from my dream with the interpretation as the following words came to me in a flash from the Spirit of God, ‘My wrath is about to be released upon Australia, in particular Victoria, for approving the slaughter of the innocent children in the womb. Now, call on My people to repent and pray!'”
So the prophecy goes, claimed, by Danny Nalliah to point to the deadly bush fires in Victoria this last week.
The thing is, if this is God’s judgement for Victoria’s recent abortion laws, where was the gunman?
It is an almost certain fact that there will be bush fires somewhere in Australia. Entire departments and teams of volunteers and professionals are dedicated to the task of protecting lives and property in every State and Territory of Australia. Having a serious bush fire in Australia during bush fire season is practically inevitable.
Jesus told us that it rains on the just and the unjust, that natural disasters would be a sign of the times, not a sign of God’s judgement. There are many sound commentaries on this, particularly in light of Nalliah’s claims.
Could this be plain opportunism by Nalliah? To what end?
Whatever his motives, or understanding of scripture, his theology has the potential of further polarising Christians, particularly if we allow this kind of doctrine to become the darling of media resentment of the Church, because there are, amazingly, some who accept what the ‘prophet’ says, and even believe he is right, whilst on the other side, most Christians are horrified by this kind of judgmental theology.
The voices of sound teaching need to be loud and clear right now, and not allow wrong prophecy an ascendancy, especially if opportunists like the Westborough mob in US gain media attention. We should pray for Christian leaders everywhere to be strong in their condemnation of false prophecy.