Feb1SunFebruary 1, 2015
“Unless I am convinced by the testimony of the Scriptures or by clear reason (for I do not trust either in the pope or in councils alone, since it is well known that they have often erred and contradicted themselves), I am bound by the Scriptures I have quoted and my conscience is captive to the Word of God. I cannot and will not recant anything, since it is neither safe nor right to go against conscience. May God help me. Amen.” – Martin Luther
Martin Luther was known as a reformer, a revolutionary, considered a heretic and an outlaw. He was banished from the Catholic Church – anyone who assisted him could be punished; if anyone killed him they would go unpunished. With his ninety-five theses and the revelation that “The just shall live by faith”, he challenged the spiritual authority of the Catholic Church with the Truth that had been revealed to him and changed the culture of his day.
Pray for a cultural shift; a cultural change in the habits, behavior, patterns, and trends of this generation. Pray for a demonstrative move of the Holy Ghost upon society that translates into a God-fearing, God-conscious, God-loving community of people who bear the image and likeness of Jesus! Pray for the eyes of the prisoners to be opened. Pray with the conviction that things are wrong and they must be made right.
Pray as if nothing will happen unless you pray. Pray with the understanding that God expects you to pray. Pray with a sense of urgency. Pray with a sense of passion. Pray with the authority and power Jesus gave to you. Pray with the objective to win. Pray with boldness. Pray with confidence. Pray in faith. Pray for God’s wisdom. Pray for the desire/hunger to pray. And after you’ve prayed…keep on praying. “PRAY WITHOUT CEASING!!!” (I Thess. 5:17)
Revolution: “the usually violent attempt by many people to end the rule of one government and start a new one; a sudden, extreme, or complete change in the way people live, work, etc. A fundamental change in the way of thinking about or visualizing something: a change of paradigm (meaning: a change of habit, pattern, or standard).”