I have stood before the church door in Wittenberg, Germany where Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses five hundred years ago. Luther’s act sparked the Protestant Reformation. The Wittenberg Door represents how reformation can begin in the Church with a single act of courageous obedience.
Today, as I pondered the reformation currently taking place in the Church, I thought of what a modern day version of the Wittenberg Door would represent.
A Wittenberg Door experience in our day will be….
A dividing line between what was and what could be.
A platform where neglected voices crying in the wilderness can find an audience.
A point of transition in existing relationships that see change as a threat.
A monument in history honoring the place where the spark of a new reformation began.
A place of mixture where the truth will exist alongside error requiring our discernment.
Prophets are nailing to the door of the Church a modern version of Luther’s 95 Theses. The sound of the reformer’s hammer is striking and that sound can create both fear and faith. The choice is ours to make regarding how we will respond.
This reformation does not have to be an either/or experience. Unity amidst diversity will be a hallmark of this reformation. Instead of discarding and demeaning what is already in place, God will show us how very different ways of approaching the Great Commission can actually work together as a larger representation of our unified calling. Prepare your heart for what is coming. The condition of your heart will determine how God will be able to use you in the coming reformation and it will also determine the legacy you leave behind.