“On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-five Theses on the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, beginning what would become known as the Protestant Reformation. Ironically, these ‘Theses’ were not an attack on the Church as much as a reintroduction of what true repentance really meant and a call to return to it.”1 Today is “October 31, 2017, the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. The Church today is in a similar place of lack in understanding true repentance. We are still not yet operating in the full potential the Church was established by Jesus to display. In Martin Luther’s Day, sin and corruption were rampant, immorality was destroying the family, and “truth” was whatever influential people said it was. Sound familiar?” (Cindy Jacobs)2
“Now the works of the flesh are evident: sexual immorality, impurity, sensuality, idolatry, sorcery, enmity, strife, jealousy, fits of anger, rivalries, dissensions, divisions, envy, drunkenness, orgies, and things like these. I warn you, as I warned you before, that those who do such things will not inherit the kingdom of God. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control; against such things there is no law.” (Galatians 5:19-26; ESV)
Give Him 15 minutes in prayer:
Find the Reformation Manifesto 2017 here.
Read the document out loud and make it your prayer.
Consider printing it out and posting it on the doors of your home, business, ministry, and church.
Commit to live the words on this page, the concepts which are taken from the Word of God.
A prayer you can pray:
Please see the prayer points above for today.
I decree that we, the Church of Jesus Christ, commit to live our lives in accordance with God’s Word, while we walk daily in the realms of authority God had led us into. We will see His Kingdom come and His will be done throughout our communities and nation, as we bring His presence, wisdom, light, and love into these dark areas of our society.
1 Jacobs, Cindy. The Reformation Manifesto: Your Part in God’s Plan to Change Nations Today. Bloomington, MN: Bethany House Publishers. 2008.
2 You can learn more about the Reformation Day project and Cindy Jacobs here.