The Most Important War You've Never Heard Of: Part 30 ~ The Peace of Westphalia
As a result of the Treaty, the Habsburg dynasty was severely weakened, and their control over the states within the Holy Roman Empire was severely weakened with the granting of more autonomy to the various states, including the ability for rulers to choose their state's religion regardless of the religion of the Emperor. This gave rise to the power of the French Bourbon dynasty, which would reach new heights after the war during the reign of Louis XIV.
The Treaty also resulted in the formation of the modern nation-state. Today, we take for granted the fact that you are subject first and foremost to the laws of the state you live in, but before 1648 this was not the case. Previously, many people offered allegiances to other religious or political entities, such as the Pope, but now a person's loyalties lay with the ruler they were subject to, regardless of religion or ethnicity. Along with this, borders between states were firmly established - France could now be clearly defined on a map.
NO POWER WILL INTERFERE WITH GOD’S WORK IN MY LIFE
READ: Ezra 6:7-8.12-20
The prayer point of today says that no power will interfere with God’s works in your life. The devil is always on a mission to destroy or stop the good things coming your way. 1 Peter 5:8 says he prowls round looking for someone to eat. The powers of delay are on the pursuit of God’s children. They want to stop your spiritual activities. The devil wants to stop your breakthrough from happening. The devil wants to stop your testimony from locating you. What is it that has been stopped by the devil? Today, God is intervening for a new light to shine in your life. A new breeze is about to fan the embers of your faith. The resurrection power is coming to visit you where you are. You are the temple of God and there is an order that says: let the work of this house of God go on.