Behind The Scenes – Why We Are What We Are :: By Ron Ferguson

Australian Republic? Reasons & Applications Even for the USA

Behind The Scenes – Why We Are What We Are – How It Has Happened


So much is changing in the world so quickly that almost every day now, there are things happening that can relate to the last days to a greater or lesser extent. Some writers on Rapture Ready are well acquainted with some of these events, especially in the USA, as that is where most contributors live. The speed of change is mind-boggling, and it can be difficult to catch up with it all. I am reminded of this verse – Daniel 12:4 “As for you, Daniel, conceal these words and seal up the book until the end of time. Many will go back and forth, and knowledge will increase.”

I want to relate to you a move in Australia, but I ask that Americans don’t tune out, because some similarities “behind the scenes” you will see, and you also will go down this path in a similar way, or are experiencing these things already. This relates to everyone.

Satan’s power in the last days is very strong and increasing enormously. He can only get that power as people (not Christians) become more and more wicked, and as such, they are bricks building up his empire. One dear sister who reads RR wrote to me, mentioning that her soul and spirit get hurt by what is happening – the evil that is surrounding us. I feel the same way. Paul’s spirit was grieved when he was in Athens: “his spirit was being provoked within him as he was beholding the city full of idols” (NASB). “Provoked” is this – “To arouse anger, provoke, irritate, stirred up.” Christian, do you feel like that right now in this world? You should be, as the Spirit of God in you is grieved with wickedness.

Before I write more, I want to address Americans so that there is no confusion. You have a republic with a President (even if he is not aware of it). Your system works well; so does ours, which is not a republic. If someone wants to change the whole structure of the USA, you would be upset and question why. Australia does not have a republic, and there is a move in Australia to create one. However, the moves are sinister and could lead to a dictatorship, as some republics do.

Australia belongs to the British Commonwealth, but every now and again, there is a move to make the nation become a republic. Americans might not think that is bad (as I tried to explain above), but it is not good for us. The important underlying fact is why this is happening. It always comes from the Australian Labor Party (ALP) and their communist allies, the Greens. The ALP now runs the nation, a very Marxist Party with hostile attitudes to Christians and Jews. It is very anti-semitic.

What is the reason it wants a republic? Well, the answer is easy if you look at history. The ALP has always had a very strong association with Marxist Unions, and most of these union bosses in the past have been Irish Catholics who hate the British monarchy. Many of them are in Parliament, so their push is for a republic for the reason I stated.


This is a serious matter, as any older Australian knows. When we were at school in the 1940s to the 1980s, children were taught to honor and respect their nation. We always saluted the flag and sang the national anthem, and in some schools, they had a pledge. We were really loyal to our nation, a thing that is despised today.

I don’t know if this happens in the USA that is more loyal to their nation than we are to ours, but there are groups here who burn the Australian flag in protest and do it publicly and trample over the flag. These are found among aborigines, radicals, the Green Party, and some in the Republican movement. Some hate their own country. What is upsetting is that there is no penalty for burning the nation’s flag, and a lot of people don’t even care. We have a radical group of young people now making their presence felt.

You may well ask, “How has this happened, and are there any reasons for it?” There are most certainly reasons for it.

We all know the terms “infiltration” and “indoctrination,” and the enemy is patient until he has achieved his goal. I hope no one reading this thinks “leaven” mentioned in the scriptures is good.

Leaven is ALWAYS evil and a type of evil in the Bible. Leaven works unseen, slowly and thoroughly (until the whole lump is leavened). Satan has been using the leaven of evil in all aspects of human existence.

Here is a verse we all know – 2Corinthians 2:11 “in order that no advantage be taken of us by Satan, for we are not ignorant of his schemes.”

Satan’s cunning and vile working we can see in the world, and we are aware of some of his methods. As I said, “infiltration” and “indoctrination,” and that I will explain more.

When you want to reprogram people or work toward an agenda, then you must start at the base of the organization and work up. At the same time, you manipulate others into the system until it becomes self-fulfilling. That is infiltration. You get your people in; you slowly develop the framework you want. Why do you think critical race theory and WOKEism and the gender destruction of children are happening? It is no secret. The whole education system has been infiltrated for 30 years, imperceptibly small at first, but as key people gained positions, they propagated the takeover of the system. Today, the education system has been leavened to the full.

Schools are the avenue that socialists and Marxists use to force propaganda into young minds. There is no analysis of the material being inserted into the curricula by proper reviewers; it is just brought in and forced into the classrooms by those with the agenda, initially in Review Boards (now that is an excellent place for the infiltrator!). This has been happening at universities for some time, and they are the hotbeds of liberalism and socialism and reactionary thinking. Australian universities today are hostile places for Christians.


This infiltration has happened in politics also. The radical left has been very careful to establish the whole structural hierarchy so that they now claim the whole. If you don’t like it, they will try to cancel you out. In my nation, we have “the Public Service” (“Civil Service” in the UK), and I don’t know the American term – possibly bureaucrats. These people have strategically gained their positions over the years, so they have the greatest influence on politicians, policy, and decision-making. The world outside is very cunning, and Christians are often naïve (a good thing, as it proves we are not of the deceit in the world).

Note this verse – Luke 16:8 “His master praised the unrighteous steward because he had acted shrewdly, for the sons of this age are more shrewd in relation to their own kind than the sons of light.” The sons of this age (that is, the wicked ones outside the Christian grouping) are experts at deception and cunning, and the poor Christian is not in that league.


One of the most insidious infiltrations has happened in the church. Don’t think for one moment that Satan has not had his agents in strategic positions to influence churches to get them to conform to a socialist agenda and now to the aims of the WEF and to liberalism. If you want to weaken and negate the influence of the church, where do you start? Well, at the top. The papacy is a prime position for Satan to control, and that is certainly happening under the current pope. Then you make inroads into theological seminaries and theological colleges, getting onto the teaching staff. You get a weak gospel, a dead Christianity, and a stream of liberalism and lukewarmness.

The wicked influences can easily conquer unconverted people through delusion and graft and deception but meet a barrier when it comes to the church. Therefore, the way to break through to the community is to weaken the church. Do you know the number one hate for abortionists? Well, it is the Christian gospel and Christians in general. That is why they have it legislated that Christians cannot go near an abortion clinic (clinic = a slaughterhouse owned by Moloch).

The second point I mentioned was “indoctrination.” I have come across that in schools in particular, and in government and churches. The indoctrination being rammed down children’s throats is horrific. They are being destroyed by the devil’s multiple lies to be educated as “wonderful little heathens.” The great white throne will be a time of great accountability, but tell that to these people doing the filtration and indoctrination, and they will scorn and mock you because there is no fear of God before their eyes.

We now come to the most powerful bottom line in infiltration and indoctrination – that initial and most far-reaching of powerful forces. The radical left determined a few decades ago that he who controls the media controls the direction of people’s thoughts. They infiltrated the media and got themselves established. Media moguls from the left established their outlets and hired their leftist-deluded journalists and reporters. They work in newspapers, television, films as well in Hollywood, and more and more on the internet like Facebook and especially Twitter (though Elon Musk may be changing that). Now, most of the media in both Australia and the USA is under socialist and radical WOKE control. Their indoctrination is widespread, and the condemnation of people they disagree with has full reign. (They use cancellation and “inclusive platforms” to get rid of them!)

There is an Australian YouTube channel operated by Sky News Australia (part of the FOX network, I think). It has over 3 million subscribers. Many news items from the USA are featured there, and most of the subscribers are Americans who keep saying they are grateful for the channel because they find out about News from the USA that their own news media will not cover. This is the link if you are interested – I think you might appreciate it.


Standards have fallen in education. The level for a 7th grader is what was set 40-50 years ago for a 3rd grader. In Australian State curricula, no longer is our history taught. No settlement; no exploration; no land and sea explorers; no development, and a lot more. We have young people now who have no idea whatsoever about the past, and that is deliberately done. When you cut away the framework of the past, the poor limp soul must be given a new replacement framework of world socialism and Marxism and what the WEF dictates. It is all about climate change, gender assignment, and overthrowing our standards on everything. Language, expression, relationships, free speech, free thought, even words in language – all from the past is wrong and must be overthrown!

The Bible is very stern about removing the old landmarks – Job 24:2 “Some remove the landmarks. They seize and devour flocks.” Sadly, our landmarks of biblical ethics and morality and godliness have been removed in our nations and the lives of people seized and eaten up. It is a horrible thing.

Proverbs 23:10 (NKJV) – “Do not remove the ancient landmark, nor enter the fields of the fatherless.” Removal meant destruction of the values of the past, and that is what happens. All that is good is being removed to be replaced by what is evil. The world has removed the ancient landmarks and plunged itself into chaos. Conditions are approaching what was in Judah before its overthrow – Isaiah 3:24 “Now it will come about that instead of sweet perfume there will be putrefaction; instead of a belt, a rope; instead of well-set hair, a plucked-out scalp; instead of fine clothes, a donning of sackcloth; and branding instead of beauty.”

All that has happened because God’s condemnation is upon the wicked ones – Isa 5:20-21 “Woe to those who call evil good, and good evil, who substitute darkness for light and light for darkness, who substitute bitter for sweet, and sweet for bitter! Woe to those who are wise in their own eyes and clever in their own sight!”

I find people in government and services are becoming more and more apathetic. They don’t seem to care. People are now starting to give up. The world and life are more difficult, the mortgages too high, and the cost of living such a battle that they only want to give up. That is so sad because it has been brought on by factors I have been mentioning.


We honored our soldiers. Now, in some quarters, our brave and giving soldiers are considered as war criminals. There is nothing more reprehensible.

Australia is sitting on a time bomb. What used to be a 100% cohesive nation in the 1960s is now so fragmented that it is dangerous. One report suggests that up to one million Chinese here have no allegiance to Australia but to China. Successive Australian Governments allowed these people (encouraged them) to come from China, and Xi would have encouraged them to come for obvious reasons.

The lunatic authorities in Australia (the current ALP Federal Government) are right now bringing into Australia the brides and children of the ISIS radical Moslems that left Australia to fight against Australian and American soldiers. The ALP is bringing back these terrorist women and radicalized children – back to Australia at ratepayers’ [taxpayers’] expense and settling them in homes here. It is traitorous! I can find not one good thing the ALP does. The whole organization is so wicked! For you Americans, think of your worst anti-Christian socialist-Marxist Democrat, and that is the ALP in Australia.

During the years of the ALP government, about 15 to 20 years ago, they let all these boat people come into Australia, some criminals and radicals – the Moslems, some of them, were agents for Islam – but almost all of them not genuine refugees at all. These people mentioned in the two paragraphs above are all supportive of the ALP; no surprise whatsoever. The ALP feathers its own nest.

This nation is becoming so confused. The greed of the government is unbelievable. They rake money in to spend on radical, socialist ideas. We have just been told power prices next year will rise by 50% and the same after that, etc. This is to pay for the windmills spawning like flies everywhere, all because of the hoax of climate change. I have been following the price of petrol (you call it gas) in the USA, and you are paying about $5 a gallon. Our equivalent is around $9, and about half of that is government tax. In rural and regional areas, the cost of living is very difficult.


Going back to that matter of making Australia a republic, it is the dogged desire of these ALP radicals to change this country. We are already in very serious debt we will never pay off, and all our services are failing – health, education, the aged, poor people. But the Prime Minister, Albanese, wants to spend a fortune to run a referendum for a republic. If it passes (and it probably would because all the young people are dumbed down and brainwashed, and we have anti-Australian people in Australia), then we would be up for possibly tens of billions of dollars as every single item would be changed – all the names, currency, all documentation – the list is endless. All that because the neo-communist Albanese hates Britain, and he thinks there might be votes in it for himself.

If Americans have read this, then there are things you may have noticed and lessons to learn. I know the USA, in places, is equally bad. I suppose if I was living in California, it might be like living in Australia in some ways.


As I have said on many occasions, we are very close to the end of the Church age. Everything is set and in place. The 4 horsemen are ready, so the Rapture must be very close. Everything has lined up. Australia, the USA, Europe, and all over will get worse and keep getting worse until the Lord comes. A fellow believer from the USA wrote to me with the feeling that the Rapture is very close. I think that too; I know others do as well. Many writers on RR do. I don’t think this world in its current state will see the end of the decade before the Rapture.

For our instruction and our settled mind:

2Timothy 3:1 “Realize this, that in the last days DIFFICULT TIMES WILL COME.”

2Timothy 3:2-4 “for men will be lovers of self, lovers of money, boastful, arrogant, revilers, disobedient to parents, ungrateful, unholy, unloving, irreconcilable, malicious gossips, without self-control, brutal, HATERS OF GOOD, TREACHEROUS, reckless, CONCEITED, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God.”

2Timothy 3:12-13 “Indeed, all who desire to live godly in Christ Jesus will be persecuted. Evil men and impostors will proceed FROM BAD TO WORSE, deceiving and being deceived.”

2Timothy 3:14-15 “You, however, continue in the things you have learned and become convinced of, knowing from whom you have learned them, and that from childhood you have known THE SACRED WRITINGS WHICH ARE ABLE TO GIVE YOU THE WISDOM that leads to salvation through faith which is in Christ Jesus.”

We are in those difficult days – days of hardship. We see a growing hatred of what is good, decent, and moral in the world. Men and women are treacherous and conceited and untrustworthy. People in leadership, such as governments, are going from bad to worse. In all of this, though, we are more than conquerors, and the Bible is our solid rock upon which we stand.

Even so, come Lord Jesus, and take us to where all is good and righteous and the Lord is the Light.