The Destiny of Great Britain. Calling to be a ‘Father of the Nations’ Once more a great missionary nation. Britain’s Calling. ‘to arise again as a great missionary nation to Europe and the world’ Peter Bos ( 2002) The Nations Called. Sovereign World
‘to arise again as a great missionary nation to Europe and the world’
Peter Bos ( 2002) The Nations Called. Sovereign World
1950’s Jean Darnell’s prophetic picture of
spiritual lights burning across the nation.
1990’s John Mulinde of Uganda’s prophecy
Light piercing the dark cloud over Europe as we pray.
(‘Light or Darkness over Europe.’ Pillars of Fire Trust.)
Qualities which are redeemable
Fallen characteristics /nature
abuse of power
Britain was once a great Christian nation
Cross of St George (England)
Cross of St Andrew (Scotland)
The CROSS OF JESUS at the centre!
Patrick, Columba ,Aidan, Cuthbert
Ireland, Iona, Holy Island
King Alfred the Great (871-899)The first true British monarch, the only one to be called ‘Great’He realised the value of diplomacy and ruled with Godly wisdom.
statue at Wantage
Alfred defeated the Vikings, threating them with kindness and Christian love. (King Guthrum was converted and baptised.)
Social reformer, belief in education -translation from Latin to English. Established code of law based on Book of Exodus.
Anglo Saxon King and founder of Parliament at Westminster
Queen Elizabeth II
Coronation Oath : to uphold Christian Faith 1953
The framework of Britain’s legal system is completely Christian
Judgement on pride, decadence, immorality, falling away . Prophets warnings fell on deaf ears.
Protestant Reformation : Break with the Pope (Rome)
Establishment of the Church of England
Queen Elizabeth I - The Coronation Oath: to defend the faith D.G.REG.F.D. on coins = Deo gratia (by the grace of God)
Reg.= Regina Queen) F.D. = defender of the faith
First Translator of the Bible into English
Latimer and Ridley- burned at the stake in Oxford in 1555.
Latimer declared as he was burning : ‘We shall by God’s grace light up such a candle in England, and I trust, will never be put out’
Evangelist and preacher
Abolition of the Slave Trade 1807
Attack on a workhouse
Hospital reformer and nurse during the Crimean War
Robert Raikes: Ragged Schools
Christ Church, Jerusalem
The first Anglican Church in the Middle East
Livingstone: African explorer and missionary
Bible translator and missionary to India
Missionary to China
‘The sun never sets on the British Empire’
The Broken Covenant with IsraelBetween 1922 and 1946 a large part of the land promised to the Jews under the Balfour Declaration was given away by Britain to the Arabs.Jewish survivors of the Holocaust were prevented from entering Israel.The loss of the Empire was probably a result of this mistaken policy.
‘If my people which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.’(1 Chronicles 7:14)
‘Righteousness exalts a Nation’
Ref: Babatunde W. (2002) Great Britain has Fallen. New Wine Press. Chichester. UK