The Day After the Battle

19 May 2019

1.8 MINS

No intelligent soldier wins a battle and then jumps into unrestrained celebrations or unguarded rest the day after.

Soldiers know that the day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle, because this time serves as one of the most important opportunities for the victor and also for those that have lost their ground.

For the victor, this is their chance to fortify their position and to plan to take more ground.

For the loser, this is their opportunity for a counter-attack.

So, how did Australia’s newly re-elected Prime Minister, Scott Morrison (ScoMo), spend the day after his election victory?

In church.

Why? Because a miracle got him there, and miracles are needed to keep him there, and to see more ground taken in the future.

I can’t tell you the amount of times, early on in ministry, that I would have a “win” in the things of God, only to find the day after that I’d be feeling flat, irritable, and battling with sin crouching at my door.

I am so thankful that someone shared with me once what I share with you now.

The day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle.

I believe PM Scott Morrison understands this, and I believe that this is why he is positioning himself for further victory by being in prayer, and in church, today.

As it is with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, so it must be with all Australian Christians who believe that “ScoMo’s” re-election is a victory from God.

We must continue in prayer. We must continue to look to God. We must continue to fight on.

Now is not the time for unrestrained celebration or unguarded rest. Now is the time to take more ground.

Last year, 70,000 + babies were aborted in Australia.

Victoria is on the cusp of its first legal assisted suicides.

Meanwhile, somewhat ironically, our youth suicide rate is one of the highest in the world.

There is still very much an agenda in this nation to see radical left ideologies sweep across our schools.

Millions of Australians still don’t know the hope of the Gospel.

The list could go on.

There is clearly much more to be done.

And so, on this “day after the battle”, I encourage you to fight on.

Pray for Scott Morrison and his family.

Keep leaning into the Spiritual Awakening that is happening across Australia (have you heard of movements like Awakening Australia or the Canberra Declaration?).

Keep preaching the Gospel.

Keep fighting for the unborn.

Keep seeing God’s kingdom come and His will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Keep being the church wherever you live, work, and play.

Australian Church, praise God for this miracle. Let’s walk and work together to see many more!


Originally published at The Scarboroughs.

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  1. Evangeline Pereira 19 May 2019 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    We need to keep active in praying for our nation. We have entered a new era where God has become political. Let’s prsy and praise and keep the momentum going. The Prime Minister will need our prayers, the innocent ones need our prsyers.

  2. Callum 20 May 2019 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Cheers Andrew, great article

  3. Monica Bennett-Ryan 20 May 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Powerful, wonderful, timely article Andrew. Well said! I’m sharing it through facebook!

  4. John Roulston 20 May 2019 at 9:41 am - Reply

    A timely reminder, thanks Andrew

  5. John coverdale 24 May 2019 at 4:04 am - Reply

    Thanks Andrew!

  6. Megan Knight 24 May 2019 at 8:21 am - Reply

    Standing in agreement. Australia for Jesus!

  7. Carol 24 May 2019 at 11:32 am - Reply

    So true Andrew! Keep on our guard! Stay alert in the spiritual! Thank you for saying: “The day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle.“ It’s one thing to pray Christians into government but just because they are there doesn’t mean that they are going to do the right thing. That’s why they need our constant prayer coverage because of the enormous pressure they are under to compromise. Some of the Christian politicians compromised in the same-sex vote in 2017. Also it’s vitally important to pray that they keep their hearts right when they are under attack and for us to keep our hearts right while we pray for them. Australia will be a winning nation if we do not fall into the trap of offense.

  8. Kim 24 May 2019 at 12:11 pm - Reply

    Excellent article. God has so much more for us.

  9. Debbie 24 May 2019 at 2:11 pm - Reply

    Yes, yes, yes!! Especially appreciate the military analogy, particularly about soldiers knowing that the day after the battle is more important than the day of the battle. Very helpful.

  10. Vicki 24 May 2019 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    Thank you for all your encouragement,and doing all we can in prayer for this nation, such a Miracle Scott got in again! Glory be to God Almighty Amen!

  11. Bronwyn 25 May 2019 at 12:45 pm - Reply

    I wonder how many of us have failed to be diligent in prayer for our Leaders…..We can no longer be caring so much for ourselves but for all those things that affect our children and grand children and beyond our own lifetimes. They live with the legacy we leave…..

  12. Margaret Anne Box 30 May 2019 at 1:25 pm - Reply

    Dear Andrew =
    ar Sir,
    i have never heard of voting as a battle. Choosing is not a war.
    Scott Morrisons’ win was not necessarily a victory from God. This idea demeans the votes of all thinking people. – even those who do not believe in God.
    We do not fight after this new Government steps up. It is God who fights beside us. We can do nothing without Him.
    There is not a spiritual awakening in Australia – but the opposite. We are called to continue to preach, teach, heal and deliver – the Gospel – yes.
    Yours faithfully
    Margaret Box.

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  14. Harold Hopper 16 June 2019 at 6:52 am - Reply

    Holy Spirit show me where to stand in the battle line. So many fronts! Where am I to stand dressed in Christ’s armour of light. Who am I to stand with,? The ACL, The Canberra Declaration, other organisations dedicated to bringing Christ to our family, neighbours, suburb, city, state, nation? with those who oppose the killling of our not yet born children. With those who stand against the idolatry of our nation and call for true justice to feed the poor, raise the dead, heal the sick, visit those in prison? So much, so many fronts. Which remanant do I stand with in prayer evangelism, speaking standing?

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