Saturday, April 24, 2010


"When we talk of reformation we are not just talking about manifestations of the Spirit designed to bless us. We are talking about a foundational renovation of everything that the Church is. Therefore, there can be no reformation without conflict. There can be no reformation without confrontation. Things have to break, things have to be remodelled, old things have to be renewed. A reformation is the critical activity of transformation within the very structure of the Church.
"'Behold the days are coming,' says the Lord, 'when I will make a new covenant with the House of Israel and with the House of Judah. Not according to the covenant I made with their fathers.' A new covenant is not a cloning of the old. You cannot take the old things into the new. It must be not according. You can't take with you your old attitudes, your old relationships, your old mentality and your old style. Things have to change. As long as we come over into the new, with the position and the mentality, with the desire and the perception of that which you were in the old, we will miss the frequency. The old vision cannot work in that which is new, there must be a re-evaluation of our personal postions in the Spirit.
"As long as we glorify, as long as we honour, as long as we are filled by that which we now have, there will be no transition, there will be no spiritual journey to a new position. Every reformation emerges from a spirit that is filled with hunger. There has to be a deep spiritual discontent. There has to be a breaking of that which is old. We have to come to a place where we recognize that we can no longer call the old success. If we continue with that which was successful, we now begin to define ourselves into a present failure. Therefore, reformation emerges out of that state of brokenness, that state of chaos, that state of personal tumult, that sense of a loss of the way. The passage to reformation is through violent seeking and through strong desire. There is no comfortable, complacent passage towards a reformation move of God."
Dr. Noel Woodroffe from the song, "Reformation"