Sunday, December 4, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“The God of heaven Himself will prosper us; therefore we His servants will arise and build” Nehemiah 2:20.

Although Nehemiah was King Artaxerxes’ cupbearer and was living in a perfect comfort zone the news brought by one of his brethren made him really sad. The walls surrounding Jerusalem were broken down and the gates were burned with fire. Now this represents the same condition of the present church which is in ruins. When we hear and see what is happening around us we also feel what Nehemiah felt. And it is our responsibility to rebuild the ruins.

As in the days of Nehemiah, God is going to bring people who can rebuild the old ruins. We read in Isaiah 61:4,”And they shall rebuild the old ruins, they shall raise up the former desolations, and they shall repair the ruined cities, the desolations of many generations.” God is going to provide men and resources for rebuilding the ruins. Ezekiel 36:10 says, “I will multiply men upon you, all the house of Israel, all of it; and the cities shall be inhabited and the ruins rebuilt.”

People have started to realize that without God their lives are in ruins. This is what happened to the Israelites and it is happening today. A time is coming and has come when people are going to run to Jesus Christ who is the one and only God who can save you out of your current situation. There are several men of God who are struggling hard to build the wall as Nehemiah did.

As in the days of old, we can find people like Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem and the Prophetess Noadiah during these days too who scheme against God’s plan. As we read in Nehemiah 4:20,”Our God will fight for us.” The plans of the enemies will come to nothing. Therefore, we His servants will arise and build.

Be Blessed!

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