Scott Morrison believes he is fulfilling God's work as he leads Australia as Prime Minister.
During his 23-minute speech at the Australian Christian Conference last week, Mr Morrison explained how his faith is helping him lead.
The appearance at the ACC 2021 on the Gold Coast went largely unnoticed until pictures and videos of the Prime Minister's speech started circulating on social media.
His office didn't respond to LADbible's questions about the nature of the trip, nor did they promote his address on his social media accounts or share his speech on his website.
However, the Rationalist Society got a hold of the whole speech thanks to the Vineyard Christian Church and posted the whole thing on YouTube.
It offers an interesting insight into the way Mr Morrison interweaves his Pentecostal faith with his leadership.
During the address, Mr Morrison explained that when he became Prime Minister, his pastor told him to 'use what God has put in your hands...to do what God has put in your heart'.
He even said he received a message from God just before Australia went to the polls. It came when he visited the Ken Duncan Gallery on the New South Wales Central Coast.
Mr Morrison told the crowd: "I must admit I was saying to myself, 'You know, Lord, where are you, where are you? I'd like a reminder if that's okay.'"
"And there, right in front of me, was the biggest picture of a soaring eagle that I could imagine and of course the verse hit me.
"The message I got that day was, 'Scott, you've got to run to not grow weary, you've got to walk to not grow faint, you've got to spread your wings like an eagle to soar like an eagle.'"
Scott Morrison explained how he used the Pentecostal notion of the 'laying of hands' while visiting scenes of natural disaster in Australia.
He said: "I've been in evacuation centres where people thought I was just giving someone a hug and I was praying, and putting my hands on people...laying hands on them and praying in various situations."
But he also mentioned how he believes everyone needs to fulfil God's plan for them.
"We are called, all of us, for a time and for a season and God would have us use it wisely and for each day I get up and I move ahead there is just one little thing that's in my head and that is 'for such a time as this'," he said.
"I can't save the world, we both believe in someone who can. What you do and what you bring to the life and faith of our country is what it needs.
"It's so important that we continue to reach out and let every Australian know that they are important, that they are significant.
"Because we believe that they are created in the image of God."
Mr Morrison also touched on the importance of community, how Australia needs the church right now and how 'corrosive' identity politics is in the country.
His office has since explained how the Prime Minister's appearance at the conference was treated 'the same as he attends many other stakeholder events, including for other religious groups such as the Copts, Maronites, Jewish, Hindu, Buddhist and Muslim'.
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