While reading Republican Australia? edited by Geoffrey Dutton, I came across Adam Wynn's words, "In other words, supreme power within this country rests with a single person, and his or her agent and not with the people (p.176)." His comments were in reference to the monarchist form of government, as opposed to a democracy.
This reminded me of a situation where another nation faced an identity crisis, and clamoured for change. Israel's leaders said to Samuel, "Now appoint a king for us to judge us like all the nations around us." Up to that point their form of government had been republican.
Samuel prayed, and God's response was, "Listen to the voice of the people in regard to all that they say to you, for they have not rejected you, but they have rejected Me from being king over them."
Our present Constitution begins, "humbly relying on the blessing of Almightly God ..." and the promise of God is, "Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord," Where God is the Lord, supreme power resides in Him, not the people, the monarch, the president nor in an aristocracy.
Presently, the ruling monarch, the Queen of Australia, is bound to her coronation oath to: "maintain the Laws of God and the true profession of the Gospel". Unless our present constitutional monarchy is replaced by a Christian republic, a change in the form of government will be a wilful rejection of the lordship of Christ over our nation. Then there will need to be more than macro economic reform to save this nation from the hands of an angry God.
God save the Queen!
Defend the Constitution!