Day 5: National Focus - Reformation
The period of time known as the Reformation began in 1517 when a German monk called Martin Luther protested about the Catholic Church. Further societal changes took place in 1700's known as the First Awakening with people such as Whitfield and Wesley proclaiming unpopular truth with boldness and clarity. The second awakeninginvolved speakers like DL Moody and Charles Finney who lived out a faithful witness to God's Word and saw changes throughout geographical locations. Where righteousness, truth and prayer are established places and people change in response coming in line with God's eternal purposes. Kingdom victories that are manifested on earth such as change to abortion or euthanasia laws form part of the works founded on His Word which 'remain' despite the shaking of the nations (Heb 12: 26-27). The Lord is stirring today those who will proclaim His Word and truth with authority and clarity and build a platform for Reformation again in these days. From God's perspective the heart of a person or a nation is built upon its relationship to God in prayer. At the core of societal reformation is a covenant of obedience with God and agreement with certain lifestyle commitments outlined throughout His word.
We cry out for God's mercy on our nation as we contend and confront issue after issue and follow up with action plans.
He will also go before Him in the spirit and power of Elijah, ‘to turn the hearts of the fathers to the children,’ and the disobedient to the wisdom of the just, to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17
You Lord are the Ancient of Days sitting above all thrones and principalities. And your sovereignty, power rule s and reigns. Your people , the saints, the people of the Most High will co operate with You to govern the kingdoms under the whole of heaven. Your Kingdom is an everlasting Kingdom and all rulers will worship and obey you.
Father You are raising up teams of praying committed people to usher in reformed lifestyles, mindsets in agreement with your plans and purposes for mankind. A plan that has never changed throughout all eternity past and will continue being established for all eternity to come will bring you a pure spotless Bride who reflects Your Glory and the glory of your Son and that they rule and reign in your Kingdom on the earth together.
We bless you to know the greatness and power of God, not just in your finite mind but deeply in your spirit. We bless you with knowing the authority which comes from this understanding. We bless you with not looking at circumstances and eventsbut keeping your eye on the Ancient of Days who watches over and cares for you. He has created you for victory and triumph not just for survival.
Additional Verses: 1 Kings 8:44-45, 48, Jer 32:40, Malachi 4:6