Ring the Reformation Bells!
Sarah Cheesman

Yesterday was a significant day as it marked the 100 year anniversary of when the 800 light horsemen charged into Beersheba and liberated Jerusalem.

It also marked the 500 year anniversary of the Reformation where Martin Luther nailed the 95 Thesis to to the door of Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

The Reformation brought wonderful revelation of salvation by grace through faith however along with it came great division in the church. But the Father promises to make all things work together for good for those who love Him (Romans 8:28) and in this season there is a great coming together within the whole body of Christ. What unites us is greater than what has divided us and as God heals the divide between us, it’s releasing healing to our nation.

I heard bells ringing and the Father said, “Ring the bells of Reformation over injustice in the land; over same sex marriage, abortion and suicide.” As one, united, we ring the bells of Reformation and release the sound of justice to Australia.

I then heard the phrase, “saved by the bell.” It is believed this is derived from the 1500’s where there was concern that people who were in a state of comatose were mistakingly being buried alive. So they tied a string around their wrists to a bell above the ground so if they awoke they could be rescued. I sense that the enemy has tried to lure this generation into a state of comatose and pronounce them dead but we declare that “We hear a heartbeat.” And we call them to life in Jesus’ name. We ring the bells of awakening over them!

The Reformation also moved Europe out of the Dark Ages and ushered it into a period of time called the Enlightenment. I sensed that a revelation of light is coming again and is going to reveal Jesus Christ; the way, the truth and the life to this land! (John 14:6).

Not only this, “If you are single in vision your whole body will be full of light.” He’s calling forth the enlightened ones to rise in the spirit of the ANZACs and usher in the greatest move of God the world has ever seen! He is commissioning us as Reformers to ring the bells of justice over the nation and awaken the dawn of a new era!