The Book Of Neh Ch 4, What We Must Learn, We All Need Each Other NOW-And A Re Post Of The Recent Prophecy 1000 Pieces, Same Message
Neh 4:1 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat heard that we builded the wall, he was wroth, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.
Neh 4:2 And he spake before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, What do these feeble Jews? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of the rubbish which are burned?
Neh 4:3 Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they build, if a fox go up, he shall even break down their stone wall.
Neh 4:4 Hear, O our God; for we are despised: and turn their reproach upon their own head, and give them for a prey in the land of captivity:
Neh 4:5 And cover not their iniquity, and let not their sin be blotted out from before thee: for they have provoked thee to anger before the builders.
Neh 4:6 So built we the wall; and all the wall was joined together unto the half thereof: for the people had a mind to work.
Neh 4:7 But it came to pass, that when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and the Arabians, and the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were made up, and that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very wroth,
Neh 4:8 And conspired all of them together to come and to fight against Jerusalem, and to hinder it.
Neh 4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer unto our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
Neh 4:10 And Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
Neh 4:11 And our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, till we come in the midst among them, and slay them, and cause the work to cease.
Neh 4:12 And it came to pass, that when the Jews which dwelt by them came, they said unto us ten times, From all places whence ye shall return unto us they will be upon you.
Neh 4:13 Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.
Neh 4:14 And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses.
Neh 4:15 And it came to pass, when our enemies heard that it was known unto us, and God had brought their counsel to nought, that we returned all of us to the wall, every one unto his work.
Neh 4:16 And it came to pass from that time forth, that the half of my servants wrought in the work, and the other half of them held both the spears, the shields, and the bows, and the habergeons; and the rulers were behind all the house of Judah.
Neh 4:17 They which builded on the wall, and they that bare burdens, with those that laded, every one with one of his hands wrought in the work, and with the other hand held a weapon.
Neh 4:18 For the builders, every one had his sword girded by his side, and so builded. And he that sounded the trumpet was by me.
Neh 4:19 And I said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, The work is great and large, and we are separated upon the wall, one far from another.
Neh 4:20 In what place therefore ye hear the sound of the trumpet, resort ye thither unto us: our God shall fight for us.
Neh 4:21 So we laboured in the work: and half of them held the spears from the rising of the morning till the stars appeared.
Neh 4:22 Likewise at the same time said I unto the people, Let every one with his servant lodge within Jerusalem, that in the night they may be a guard to us, and labour on the day.
Neh 4:23 So neither I, nor my brethren, nor my servants, nor the men of the guard which followed me, none of us put off our clothes, saving that every one put them off for washing.
We left all hands at work for the building of the wall about Jerusalem. But such good work is not wont to be carried on without opposition; now here we are told what opposition was given to it, and what methods Nehemiah took to forward the work, notwithstanding that opposition. I. Their enemies reproached and ridiculed their undertaking, but their scoffs they answered with prayers: they heeded them not, but went on with their work notwithstanding (Neh_4:1-6). II. They formed a bloody design against them, to hinder them by force of arms (Neh_4:7, Neh_4:8, Neh_4:10-12). To guard against this Nehemiah prayed (Neh_4:9), set guards (Neh_4:13), and encouraged them to fight (Neh_4:14), by which the design was broken (Neh_4:15), and so the work was carried on with all needful precaution against a surprise (Neh_4:16-23). In all this Nehemiah approved himself a man of great wisdom and courage, as well as great piety.
The message I want to bring is this, we need each other. Unity, unity of bible belieivng, born again, humble, God fear, servants of the lord, unity of these.
We see in this chapter how they all woked together, it clearly shows they had a mind to work. In the Godeps work it takes the desier and want to do so. It can not be done alone, the lord did not set it up this way. A good Cross Refernce is the following.
Exo 17:11 And it came to pass, when Moses held up his hand, that Israel prevailed: and when he let down his hand, Amalek prevailed.
Exo 17:12 But Moses' hands were heavy; and they took a stone, and put it under him, and he sat thereon; and Aaron and Hur stayed up his hands, the one on the one side, and the other on the other side; and his hands were steady until the going down of the sun.
Exo 17:13 And Joshua discomfited Amalek and his people with the edge of the sword.
If it were not for Moses hands being held up, the battle would have been lost, how do we do this today? By praying for each other, standing with each other, not fighting over pet pea doctrines, but fully committed to the true body of Christ.
In a video prophecy the lord gave, it is the same message, 1000 Pieces, the body of Christ is so separated, so segregated, so divided over personal thoughts, agendas and such. This must stop if we are to advanced the Kingdom of God on earth. We have a short time to do this. It must be a great awakening among the lords people. A great awakening must start with you, the individual, and than by prayer, service, action, it spreads into a holy flame.
The wall was completed with all the threats, plans to do them harm. Neh. took prudent action, he set things up so this would not happen. Note in the chapter two times we read, 'the lord fights for us', 'this is the lords battle', (paraphrase) but reader we must partake in this holy battle.
The enemy is taking far to much ground. Judgments are the main reason, but we are not the ones under Judgment, so before, during, after, we have a job to do, build. The building permit was paid for by the blood of Christ, and yet many do not use this permit.
The body needs each other. I know on the internet it is very different, we are scattered all over the world, but we are in the same army, serving the same lord, and we must embrace the body, suffer when it suffers, pray for the remnant world wide and build. It is time to build, work, but it takes a mind to do so.
When will the body of Christ get this mind back? It is the mind of Christ. Why are so many not using it. Time is short, there is much to be done, but many just sit idle and are doing nothing. Reader what are you doing? Complaining, murmuring over pet pea foolishness, divide and conquer, the body of Christ is divided and a house divided can not stand, let us come together and get the wall completed, it will be needed in the days ahead.
I feel lead of the lord to re-post the prophecy given recent 1000 pieces it is the same message.
Think On This, better yet, Pray on this.