Saturday, April 23, 2011

The story of Nehemiah: Chapters 1 & 2

1 Corinthians 3:11 "For no one can lay any foundation other than the one already laid, which is Jesus Christ."

Nehemiah inspects, plans, unifies and focuses the people for the task:

The King sends Nehemiah back to rebuild the walls, and this immediately causes the resentment and opposition of the governors of the province, which meant that he had to go and make his inspection of the ruins under the cover of darkness. Nehemiah then shares his objective and plan with the leaders and the people.

The Lord’s favour helped him do two very important things: he managed to unify all those he spoke to with a “yes” for the project, and he managed to persuade the people to set aside their other priorities and got them to focus on the rebuilding project for a season. Nehemiah shared the vision, which was going to reverse the ruination (perishing).

It will be so powerful when our King, the Lord Jesus Christ, removes His chastening hand and tells us to begin the actual rebuilding process, and the whole wider church rises up together in deep and sincere unity and begins, and perseveres through the Lord’s season, even if we face the opposition from some governors.

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