On Oct 01
FIVE HUNDRED AFTER LUTHER THUNDERED!
FIVE HUNDRED AFTER LUTHER THUNDERED!
Duke Jeyaraj's practical, short devotions via
www.twitter.com/dukejeyaraj to mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation which culminates on the 31st October, the exact day on which Martin Luther nailed his 95 Biblical arguments of protest against the Roman Catholic Church. Note: Each day's devotion will be shared as a comment on Facebook and via
www.google.com/ +dukejeyarajg4mission. Each day's devotion will be posted via edit option wrapped around this picture itself.
Day 1 - October 1, 2017
"The continued study of Scripture" led Martin Luther to start the Protestant Reformation.Let's study Bible#5hundredAfterLutherThunderedDevo1
Day 2 - October 2, 2017
Luther protested against SALE of 'indulgences'(paper certificates that promised forgiveness of sins').Forgiveness,based on Cross,not ''cost" #5HundredAfterLutherThunderedDevo2
Day 3 - Oct 3, 2017
Full Bible translatd in2 German in 1534 was de gr8est achievement of Luther.1.5 billion ppl r without de full Bible in der 1st language 2day #FiveHundredAfterLutherThundered Devo3.
Day 4, Oct 4, 2017 -
Luther stood 4 Priesthood of ALL believers. God's work can b done both by reverends & rickshawpullers alike,pastors & potters alike(1Pet2:9) #fivehundredafterLutherThunderedDevo4
Day 5, Oct 5, 2017
Luther worked with PHILIPP MELANCHTHON,a less charismatic but more organised man 14 yrs his junior in the reformation work.ThumbsUp4TeamWork #FiveHundredAfterLutherThunderedDevo5
Day 6, Oct 5, 2017
Luther's awakening against salvation thro works teaching came when he read Rom.1:17. Reading 3:7-8 & 6:1-2 gives us awakening against HyperGrace false teaching. #FiveHundredAfterLutherThunderedDevo6
Day 7, Oct 7, 2017
Luther angrily compared infiltrating,clandestine False Teachers 2 being worse than PIG STIES.Holy wrath w.r.t false teachers:need it!Gal5:12 #FiveHundredSinceLutherThundered
Day 8, Oct 8, 2017
Martin Luther was called "drunken little monk" after he hammered the 95 arguments on church door. Stand up for God, persecution will follow!#FiveHundredAfterLutherThunderedDevo8
Day 9, Oct 9, 2017
"As soon as a coin in the coffer RINGS /the soul from purgatory SPRINGS''- so said Roman Catholic preacher Tetzel, promoting the practice of selling ''indulgences"(For offerings, 1. permission for those alive to sin while on earth, 2. and a guarantee for those dead while still unsaved, a place in heaven). Martin Luther protested against his unbiblical teaching and the result was the Protestant Reformation. If carefully chosen rhyming words can be use to promote WRONG Teaching, how much MORE can they be used to bring SOUND teaching? "...in EVERY way...make the teaching about God our Savior ATTRACTIVE," Apostle Paul said in Titus 2:10.#fivehundredSinceLutherThunderedDevo
Day 10, Oct. 10, 2017
Philip Melanchthon, the young theologian of the Protestant Reformation said, "It is faith in Christ alone which saves, but the faith that saves is not alone." That was the message of the book of James as well: faith without good/righteous works is dead (meaning, it was not true faith at all). James 2:17#FiveHundredSinceLutherThunderedDevoDay10
Oct 11, Day 11
While Martin Luther was flayed by Roman Catholic officials, he was supported by elector of Saxony (a state in Germany), Prince Fredrick III(someone like a CM of an Indian state). Unexpected support in unlikely times comes, very often, when you stand up for God and His Word. Luther will tell you. "The King's heart is in the hands of the Lord and he guides it as he guides a water-course"(Prov.21:1). So cheer up! And keep fighting anti-biblical/cultic teachings like Jehovah Witness teaching, hyper-grace teaching, etc. #FiveHundredSinceLutherThunderedDevo Day11
Day 12, Oct 12, 2017
When Luther was in his early twenties, a lightening-bolt struck a tree nearby him and just narrowly missed him. Luther sensed God speaking to him, through this event. He turned his back on a possible lucrative career in law (he was a great communicator) and he said "Yes" to the Divine Calling to study the Law of God. Don't we hear God speak to us through nature? The flowers tell us that our God is a creative God. The storms tell us that our God is a powerful God. Psalm 19:1-4 in the Bible expresses this truth beautifully: God’s glory is on tour in the skies,
God-craft on exhibit across the horizon.
Madame Day holds classes every morning,
Professor Night lectures each evening.
3-4 Their words aren’t heard,
their voices aren’t recorded,
But their silence fills the earth:
unspoken truth is spoken everywhere. (The Message).
Day 13, October 13, 2017
After he refused to recant/take back what he taught about the wrong teachings of the Roman Catholic Church, Martin Luther had to travel back to the town he lived. A long travel. A dangerous travel. On the way, he was ''kidnapped". When he came to the place of his confinement, he was told that the Prince of his state who favored him, secretly arranged for this kidnapping knowing his life was in danger. Luther stayed in confinement and wrote books that further shaped the protestant reformation. If not for this prison-like confinement, Luther would not have found the time to write! All things work together for good! #FiveHundredSinceLutherThundered Day 13
Oct 14, 2017 - Day 14
Luther regularly fought-talked with the Devil. Theological revolutions involve devil fighting as we deal with those deceived by the devil. #FiveHundredSinceLutherThundered Day14
Oct 18, Day 18, Devotion
Martin Luther built the biblical doctrine of justification by faith alone from the Bible verse that is found in FOUR places in the Bible in four different books (Habakkuk 2:4; Romans 1:17; Galatians 3:11; Hebrews 10:38) and cross-supported by famous Scriptures like Eph. 2:8-9 (It is by grace you are saved, not by works, lest any man should boast....). DON'T BUILD A DOCTRINE ON JUST ONE BIBLE VERSE. Jehovah Witnesses have done that. Children of God cult have done that. HyperGrace false teachers have done that. It's wrong. It's dangerous. That wrong doctrine can even take you to hell. #FiveHundredSinceLutherThunderedDay18Devo
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