THE PEOPLE YOU SHOULD MEET AND THE PEOPLE YOU MUST MISS


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Welcome to the new year, if you are reading this post, well I congratulate you, you made it.

The journey of life involves certain rules and regulations to be strictly followed if we want to have good success in all areas of our lives. There are certain people God has ordained for you to meet in life, likewise there are people also you must miss in life in order to attain your God given destiny.

Taking our example from the Bible, we see lots of people who became successful because of the people they met, and those that failed because of the people they met as well.

Joseph was announced to the Pharaoh because he met someone in jail, David survived the trying times of King Saul because he met Jonathan that gave his life in place of his. Samson ended his ministry and life because he met Delilah, Rehoboam the son of King Solomon lost ten kingdoms to Jeroboam because of the friends he met that advised him. Our first Text is a very renowned prophet, one of the greatest among the major prophets.

Isaiah 6:1

 “In the year that King Uzziah died, I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple.”

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The story of Isaiah and King Uzziah is a rare and strange story, to understand this you need to start from the first chapters when you get to the chapter 6, you read the verse 1-8 and meditate on it, there you see the real message of the story.

Uzziah was a king who started well in the beginning, but his later days was not good enough 2 Chronicles 26. Uzziah did start well but the strong man called pride entered into his life. He met the people he was supposed to miss and missed those he should have met. Isaiah was a Prophet in the era of King Uzziah, notice what the Bible says.

“In the year that King Uzziah died, I Isaiah saw the Lord.”

The simple questions are why didn’t Isaiah see God during the reign of King Uzziah? What happened during the time of Uzziah was alive? What event transpired during chapter 1-5?

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 The answer lies in who you meet and who you miss, this has a great impact on your success and the kind of life you will live.

The connection between Isaiah and King Uzziah was a “Terrible Connection!” Uzziah was the closed Heaven between Isaiah and God, like a blockage between Heaven and Isaiah.

What is a Terrible Connection?

It is a killer at the edge of greatness, a carefully manipulated bond that should never have occurred. It is a wasting bond, a time waster, an emptier. It is planned carefully to obstruct one from achieving their divine goal. A terrible connect is made to waste, empty and render useless an individual. There are countless people who had encounters with the wrong people and wished they did not meet them.

Life is all about who you meet and who you miss, success is all about correct positioning and the right connection.

You came into this world because your parents met each other, either good or bad I leave that for you to decide and judge.

Your purpose in life is to fulfill a destiny, If you Miss Jesus, “Life will be a Shattered Dreams.”

In our journey through life, we will meet certain kinds and groups of people.

You will meet those that will:

  • Inspire you to greatness.
  • Will make you great.
  • Leave you the way they met you.
  • Impact you positively.
  • Impact your life negatively.
  • Those that will De-anoint you.

Uzziah was de-anointing Isaiah, this is a serious matter though overlooked and kept aside. The people we associate with influences the outcome of our lives. Many people have lost their lives, violated in every ramification because the met someone that took them somewhere and connected them somewhere, which triggered tragic event in their lives which could have been avoided assuming they did not meet them.

As Christians don’t just choose people for what hear, assume or see in them. Looks can be deceiving, make sure you know their right standing with God and be sure about it. The right people will propel you to greatness, the wrong people will lead you down the drain.

Finally, dearly beloved and my wonderful youth; Marry the right person so you can achieve your goals. Pray to meet the right one for you, and please pray harder so you miss the wrong person. Watch and Pray with your eyes open. Marriage is deep, and for those with a great destiny, the enemy is working tirelessly to cause them to make the wrong choice.

Abraham, Hannah, Moses, Joshua, Deborah, and others. They married who God intended for them.

“If you want to fulfill destiny then marry the right person.”

You are who you marry because two shall become one! My unmarried fellas, please FLEE FORNICATION; the Bible says Flee, not Preach

Don’t play with your Destiny on the Altar of Pleasure, you will not get it Back.

Don’t be a prayer warrior at the pillar, like Samson in Judges 16:20-31. Don’t start praying when all is destroyed. Don’t find God when He’s already gone. It will be too late to cry when the Head is Cut-Off.

Pray to God so He reveals to you who really are, this narrows your perspective in life, and lead you to the right person with ease. If God is telling and giving you sign about your association, yield to God and obey Him. Don’t get into what God is not involved in.

Samson met the wrong person and she finished it, Ahab met the devil called Jezebel and she wasted him.

Watch your associations, carefully select your friends, pray hard for your partner, Listen to God and Obey His Word. Doing all these God will Save you from every Terrible Connection.

 

God Bless.

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THAT I MAY KNOW HIM. Phil 3:1-20


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You can be attending church for all your life and still not know Jesus. Your parent might have given birth to you inside the church, baptize you there; you grew up there in the church; later joined the choir and started singing in an Angelic manner; joined the youth ministry, yet you don’t know who the Man of Galilee Is. A preacher once preached for over 20 years and did not know Jesus was.

You might have definitely heard the name Jesus but the power in the Name might not know you.

 We need to understand this… Jesus Christ warned us about the danger of professing without faith. Matthew 7:21-23.

Some people claim to know Jesus but deep down in the type of life they live, they do not. Some confess Christ secretly but never profess Him openly.

To confess is very easy, but professing is more of a strong declaration that Jesus is Lord.

 Many tale-evangelist and many mega pastors do not mention the name of Jesus anymore… they only call the name of God. Like Seriously!!! Phil 2:5-11. The vs. 9-11 says,

“Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name:

That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth;

And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”

 Many people these days say “ I AM NOT A CHRISTIAN; I ONLY HAVE A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD” My friend please take a Sit! You cannot have a Relationship with the Father without going through the Son. John 14:6.

 “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”

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 Jesus said He is the only way to the Father, knowing God means having an encounter with Jesus first. If you obey God, it means your know Jesus, this implies you are with fellowship with the father. Having a Relationship with Jesus makes you automatically a Christian. This means you are Christ-Like, of course, we are not perfect, but the bible says,

“ Perfecting Holiness in the Fear of God”

As a Christian though some claim they are not, but you are called a Christian, or you’re a Christian because you’re “Christ-Like” meaning that you do everything in the way and manner Christ did it.

Having a relationship with Christ Jesus is a must priority. In john 15:1-26, Jesus was telling His disciples about associating with Him, which was their only chance of becoming an overcomer.

Many people think theology is all about Jesus. Never! There is no searching of His understanding. Obedience is a must. If we really love God we should gladly do His will.

You have to bring forth the fruits that are associated with Jesus.

You can’t tell me you’re a Christian (though you say you’re), ok agree but please where are your fruits?

 Your association with Christ will rob you of a lot of things, freedom from being and acting like the world. That’s the meaning of taking up your cross and following Jesus. Matthew 16:24.

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, if any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.”

 You deny yourself first, take up your cross and follow Christ. Then you will understand Philippians 3:10-11.

“That I may know him, and the power of his resurrection, and the fellowship of his sufferings, being made conformable unto his death;

If by any means I might attain unto the resurrection of the dead.”

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 The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch in Syria. The world looked at them and saw Jesus in them, they saw the characteristics of Christ, and they saw the attributes of our Lord Jesus.

They said, “ These are the Followers of Christ.” Acts 11:21.

We need this kind of identity, the world needs to know us and sees only Jesus in us. From the way we act, behave, to the way we speak. Christ must be seen, no double life, no faking it. Jesus Only, “Jesus Ever, Jesus All.”

We need to get back to basis. Galatians 2:20-21 talks about being crucified with Christ… Christ lives in us… the live in which we now live, we live only by faith of the Son of God, who love us and gives Himself for us… this implies we must be bold to talk about Jesus.

Preach Him, Live Him, and be Proud of Him.

When the chief priest and rulers of the people threatened the disciples never to preach Christ again. Instead of staying silent, they prayed for Boldness and Preached Christ even more than ever before. They could do this because they have had an encounter with Jesus. Acts 4.

In John 15:15, Jesus said we are no more servants but friends. Everything He knew about His father, He has made it known to us, He chose us. All this signifies that we carry the Traits and the DNA of God.

Jesus said, “ Greater will we do.” John 14:12.

We will get all these benefits if we associate ourselves with Christ.

Your spiritual leaders and clergymen won’t save you, only Jesus will. We need to know God for ourselves, self-righteousness will fail us.

Remember in the last days, many events will occur. We’re already in the perilous times, people love to serve only themselves. Covetousness is real, people boast in themselves than in the Lord.

We should never have a form of godliness and deny the power thereof.

Let’s come together and put away all these negative attributes and put on the character of Christ which is found in Gal 5:22-26. We need to crucify the flesh with the affections and lust thereof; pick up our cross and follow Jesus.

Finally, 2 Timothy 3:2.

Endure Hardship like a Good Soldier of Christ. Don’t just partake of the benefit, be part of the hardship. Then you will understand your place and purpose in Christ Jesus.

Stay Bless,

3 John 2. Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

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THE PREACHER’S UTMOST PRAYER. 1 Corinthians 9:16-27


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1 Corinthians 9:16-27 (KJV)

16 For though I preach the gospel, I have nothing to glory of: for necessity is laid upon me; yea, woe is unto me, if I preach not the gospel!

17 For if I do this thing willingly, I have a reward: but if against my will, a dispensation of the gospel is committed unto me.

18 What is my reward then? Verily that, when I preach the gospel, I may make the gospel of Christ without charge, that I abuse not my power in the gospel.

19 For though I be free from all men, yet have I made myself servant unto all, that I might gain the more.

20 And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law;

21 To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law.

22 To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might by all means save some.

23 And this I do for the gospel’s sake, that I might be partaker thereof with you.

24 Know ye not that they which run in a race run all, but one receiveth the prize? So run, that ye may obtain.

25 And every man that striveth for the mastery is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a corruptible crown; but we an incorruptible.

26 I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air:

27 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

O’ Lord see me through, Jesus see me through, there is a race that I must run, there are victories to be won! Oh God give me power every hour to be true!!! Lord Jesus see me through!!

As ordained servants of God, there is just one goal. The crown on the head and the voice that says “ Well Done and Welcome Home.”

But how do we achieve this goal? Every true believer is a minister of God and a preacher of the gospel. May I remind you, some people were specifically called, some called themselves and some was just simple availability.

Matthew 19:12.

For there are some eunuchs, which were so born from their mother’s womb: and there are some eunuchs, which were made eunuchs of men: and there be eunuchs, which have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven’s sake. He that is able to receive it, let him receive it.

But I tell you, God Equips the Called, He never calls the Equipped! Availability is a key ingredient in the call of God.

“If God Calls you, He will Provide for the Vision.”

Apostle Paul is our example in this study, and our study is divided into three subheadings.

The Pattern of Self-Denial, 1 Corinthians 9:16-19.
As Christians, preaching the gospel of Christ and everything Christ stands for is unavoidable. We are not ashamed of the gospel of Christ.

Romans 1:16

For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.

To some, we might look like fools and sound stupid, but whence we know our target and know that our goal is to win them to Christ, we ought to remain steadfast not boasting about it, nor feeling “ I have arrived.” It is a must as true Christians to preach the gospel.

1 Corinthians 1:18

For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness, but unto us which are saved, it is the power of God.

 Jesus Christ said; if anyone wants to be His servant, he must first denial everything including his own self, pick up his cross and follow Jesus. Luke 14:25-33, Luke 9:23.

Self-denial is a must to become a true child of God. We have to deny ourselves a lot of things, from the way speak, to the way we act. We are now a new creature; our old lifestyles have been nailed to the cross.

There’s a reward for selfless service to God and mankind. We should never abuse the gift of God upon our lives. “ Those who preach the gospel must live the gospel”

 

Serving all men, 1 Corinthians 19-23.
As workers in the vineyard, we ought to remember,

“Your Goal is very much more Important than the Role you Play.”

If we have this at the back of our mind, certainly we will preach Christ effortlessly and selflessly. Our utmost desire for should be the desire of total flexibility. I mean we have to be flexible to change in accordance to God’s words and will. Apostle Paul became four different persons on four different occasions.

And unto the Jews I became as a Jew, that I might gain the Jews; to them that are under the law, as under the law, that I might gain them that are under the law; To them that are without law, as without law, (being not without law to God, but under the law to Christ,) that I might gain them that are without law. To the weak became I as weak, that I might gain the weak: I am made all things to all men, that I might, by all means, save some.

But notice, he was still under God’s commandments and rules. He did not break any of them to please men.

He talks about becoming a Jew so that he could win the Jews; those under the law so he could win them; those without the law; and to the weak he became weak. At the end of the day, he became all things to men, in pursuit of saving them. As fellow laborers in the vineyard, we need to study our situation before we can lead the situation.

We need to add value to our work as ministers before God is going to give us direction.

Striving for a Crown, 1 Corinthians 26-27.
This is it!

I therefore so run, not as uncertainly; so fight I, not as one that beateth the air: But I keep under my body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.

There is a race to run, a crown to be worn. If we truly understand this, our walk with God will have a huge impact on our service towards the propagation of the gospel of Christ. We have to run with Focus, Train & Compete with Passion, and Fight with Purpose and Master our Flesh.

 Mr. Flesh!

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Mr. flesh is one entity that refuses to let go without a fight. Romans 7:15-25, Apostle Paul was talking about the power of the flesh confronting him and trying to prevent him from serving God.

Romans 7:15

What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise.

Galatians 5:16 give us the Antidote to kill the flesh, we have to walk only in the spirit and do the things that are spiritually minded.

“Watch & Pray!” notice the bible says, Watch first. We need to observe every step we are taking and everything we are doing. Focus on the high calling of God in Christ Jesus lay aside every weight of sin and never pamper our weaknesses. Deal with our internal rubbish, confront our foundation because it will spring up and destroy our calling. We need to set our affections on the things that are above, mortify our body, (fornication, uncleanness, inordinate affection, evil concupiscence, and covetousness). We need to put off the old man, which is lying, anger, lust, greed, pride, and filthy communication. Only then can we safeguard ourselves. It is compulsory we put on the new man and practice charity (love), which is the golden rule in becoming perfect in our walk with Christ. This guarantees our finishing well. Col 3:1-17. 

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Finally, continue in prayer and watch in the same with thanksgiving. Please take heed to the ministry, which you have receive from God, that you may fulfill it.

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Have great Passion for the Work, which exceeds our Position, Gains and personal Preferences. Remain fixed on our Mission and Flexible in our Methods in Achieving it.

Remember we have to keep under our body and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means when we have preached to others, we ourselves should be a castaway.

Our goal and target are hearing those sayings from God when we have gone the last mile of the way, and we are resting at the close of the day. We only want to hear God say.

“ Well Done & Welcome Home My Good & Faithful Servant!”

Remembers the true Picture, less you lose sight of the Vision. Priority is key, Discernment is Priceless.

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The Valley Of Restoration. Ezekiel 37:1-14


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Can these bones live? Can we actually come back alive from our past and dead self? Can we be totally free from the power of sin? Can the resurrecting power in the Blood of Jesus resurrect us from the grip and power of the grave? Can our dead glory come back alive? Can be breakthrough unto God’s perfect and divine plans for our lives? Can every dry bone in our lives rise again? Only God Knows!

The book of Ezekiel from chapter 36:24-38 was talking about the restoration of the nation Israel. In chapter 37, God gives a vision and symbol of the methods of its accomplishments. Verse 11 of Ezekiel 37 gives us the clue.

  • The bones, which are the whole house of Israel, who shall be living and the graves, are the nations where they dwell.

The order of the procedure is

  • Bringing the people out. (Vs 12)
  • Bringing them in. (vs 12)
  • Their conversion. (Vs 13)
  • The filling with the spirit. (Vs 14)

Resurrection is very important in our new walk with Christ. It means we are dead to sin; we’ve been crucified with Christ. It means we are no more under the law of sin but of Grace. The law is no more our schoolmaster, our flesh is dead to sin and our inner man has risen with Christ. This entails we are a New Creature.

Note: Romans 6:1-2a “ we cannot continue to live in sin, thinking grace may abound. We should not use the liberty we have as an occasion to glorify and satisfy the flesh.

The Valley of Resurrection is a place where:

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  • The resurrection of the soul occurs from the death of sin to the life of righteousness, to a holy, heavenly, spiritual and divine life by the power of divine grace going down with the word of Christ. John 5:24-25.

God took prophet Ezekiel to a valley full of dead dry bones and asked him, can these Bones Live? The prophet answered only for answering sake, so it wouldn’t be as if he lacked faith! “Oh Lord Thou Knowest”

“In life there comes a time when the situations and difficulties we are facing challenges our faith and hope in God. Then we are asked simple questions, but the answer becomes very difficult. Not because we don’t believe in God or we have lost faith. It’s simply because the situation seems impossible. But thank God we have a God that specializes in making the impossible to become possible.”

 Let’s observe the particulars of this Vision.

  • The Hand of the Lord was upon the Prophet and He carried him to a valley full of dry bones, probably the one of Ezekiel 3:22.

When God asked him if the bones could live vs 3? Is it likely? Can thou devise how it should be done? NO said the prophet, “ I know not how it should be done, but thou knowest Lord.” He didn’t say they couldn’t live, lest it would sound a bit insulting and limiting the power of the Almighty.

Faith and hope are two key ingredients in living a life pleasing to God. We have to trust God no matter how hard and difficult the situation might seem.

  • The spoken command word to bring these dry bones back to life. Vs 4-6.

God asked him to prophesy, pray, speak, and issue a command in the name of the Lord. This means using the power of God to speak life.

“ Life and death are in the power of the tongue.”

God is known to speak things to be. Ezekiel prophesying to dry disperses and scattered bones, commanding them to live must have been done only by prophecy. He had to issue a command (preach), he did so and the dead bones lived by a power that went along with the word of God, which he preached.

He must pray, he did so and the dead bones were made to live in answer to the prayer; for a spirit of life entered into them.

Back to us

There are many dead situations in our lives, so many valleys of dry bones. One thing certain and sure, the word of God can bring them back to life.

Isaiah 55:11

So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

 Jeremiah 23:29

Is not my word like as a fire? Saith the Lord; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Speak the word of God to every area that needs resurrection in your life. God words are powerful; they have the power to bring the invisible things to visible. His words make the impossible to become possible.

Speak the power of resurrection to every dead area in your life, from sin to lust, to immoralities. It doesn’t matter how bad the situation might seem, the power of resurrection can bring you back on track. God can restore you, don’t give up on yourself. There is hope for a better tomorrow. The grace to needed to bounce back from every unpleasant situation must and only be obtained and sought by prayer.

God grace can save us without our preaching, but our preaching cannot save us without God’s grace. You need His grace to resurrect.

We must faithfully and diligently use the means of grace given to us by faith to speak life into every area of our lives. We have to discharge our trust, we must speak life as we are commanded only in the name of Jesus according to Philippians 2:5-11. Only that name has the key to unlock every dead potential in us. The power in the of Jesus makes us dead to sin, that we may have life and live it abundantly.

Speak life and see life in every situation around and within your life.

God Bless.

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REBUILDING YOUR BROKEN WALLS


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We will be talking about Nehemiah, which describes his work in rebuilding Jerusalem during the Second Temple period. He was governor of Persian Judea under Artaxerxes I of Persia.

When they were taken captive, their temple (the one King Solomon built) was destroyed and the walls as well. Ezra the scribe built the temple and Nehemiah the Tirshatha built the walls.

Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king. Learning that the remnants of Judah were in distress and that the walls of Jerusalem were broken down, he wept for Jerusalem. Notice Nehemiah did not just weep, he also asked for forgiveness, took up the challenge and stood in the gap for the Jews. Nehemiah 1:1-11.

Prophet Jeremiah prophesied against Jerusalem, her kings, and the people because of their sins. The prophecy was fulfilled during the reign of king Zedekiah. 2 Chronicles 36.

Sin has a payday, trust me; it is never a good payday!!! Sin opens the door for the enemy to come in. Nehemiah agreed and accepted that the Jews had sin and he asked for forgiveness both for himself and his people. He was not playing the blame game.

In chapter two, he asked for king Artaxerxes permission to return and rebuild the city. Artaxerxes sent him to Judah as governor of the province with a mission to rebuild, letters explaining his support for the venture, and provision for timber from the king’s forest.

Upon his return to Jerusalem at night, he took along with him “ Trusted Few”

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(To be successful in life, you can’t have the crowd as your friend. You need an inner circle of people that understand your vision, which will encourage you to accomplish it. This group of people will stop at nothing until they see you become the best at what you do.)

These trusted few had the same mind, vision, purpose, and goal with him. They observed and took stock of the damage done to the walls. His inner circle was silent, they didn’t speak about it.

We need to learn how to stay silence; Godly silence is a powerful weapon to success. It is not everything happening around us or every plan we have that we are going to broadcast.

In chapter 2:17-18 Nehemiah encouraged his team in building back the walls. We need people to encourage us to get back up when we fall, we people with like minds to push us and make us see success as our only option.

When we have something great to achieve, there is a great door of opposition!

1 Corinthians 16:9. For a great door and effectual is opened unto me, and there are many adversaries. (Other translations says, “ Many Oppose Me, Many Enemies.”

There are forces to contend with on the pathway in rebuilding your broken walls. They are problems at the edge of a breakthrough. The door of opportunity was open for Nehemiah and the Jews but a mighty force of opposition led by Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite was present. Nehemiah 1:10, 2:19-20.

At the peak of your breakthrough, the devil becomes real to you. When you have made the decision of a new start, a new turn around, the opposition will arise. It is very funny and strange to comprehend because you were once down, the devil was not noticing. But as soon as you make the decision for a new start, there’s a rage of hell against you.

When Nehemiah and the builders decided to build and the work for the rebuilding of the walls started from chapter four, they encountered all sorts of oppositions. They conquered because they stayed focus and they were determined.

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  • Opposition by Ridicule: Nehemiah 4:1-6.

The enemies of the Jews mocked them saying, “What do theses Feeble Jews?” people around you who do not understand where you are coming from and where you are heading to will mock and ridicule you as soon as you being rebuilding your broken walls.

You have to stay focus, be determined. It’s your end that matters most. Focus on the positive things you are doing.

  • Opposition by Anger: Nehemiah 4:7-9.

When the enemy mocked Nehemiah and the Jews and didn’t succeed in making them stop the building of the walls. They became very angry with them. Vs 9.

In every good thing you want to achieve in life, the opposition will arise. When people can’t stop you from achieving your God-given dream, they start getting angry with you at every given opportunity. You will defeat this opposition with intense prayer in Nehemiah 4:9.

  • Opposition by Discouraged Co-Workers: Nehemiah 4:10-23.

When oppositions arise from people close to us, it is sometimes very hard to conquer. Nehemiah understood the power of the inner circle and its effects. He tackled the situation immediately. You are the carrier of your own vision. You need to strengthen your inner circle. The prayer of faith is needed and encouraging ourselves in the lord is a weapon to succeed.

  • Opposition by Greed and Heartlessness:

People will envy you when you start taking positive steps and having positive results. It is all because of jealousy. The people who you trusted most will disappoint you. It is not because they hate you; perhaps they can’t handle your new self. Jealousy is very common these days; the only antidote is focus and determination. Keeping and protecting your vision with silence.

Joseph was talkative; he paid the price dearly for it. David did not announce to Saul and the rest of Israel that he has been anointed a king. Jesus stayed silent for 30 years.

To build back our broken walls, silence is a great tool. It keeps the enemy guessing, and we keep on advancing.

  • Opposition by Deceits and Craftiness: Nehemiah 6:1-14.

When the enemies of the Jews had tried every means possible is stopping the rebuilding of the walls and did not succeed, they tried deceits and false prophesy. Nehemiah 6:1-14.

Nehemiah is a man filled with the Spirit of God, without the Spirit of God in man, man is living a life without meaning.

The Spirit of God in man gives Life and Inspiration, which leads to a better Understanding. And Wisdom to be able to Discern and learn the strategies of the devil.

Job 32:8

But there is a spirit in man: and the inspiration of the Almighty giveth them understanding.

The next verse says

“Great men are not always wise: neither do the aged understand judgment.”

The message translations say, “Getting old doesn’t guarantee good sense”

A false prophet was hired to distract and stop the work. We need to say, guard, using the Gift Of Discernment, this way we’re able to conquer the devil. The Spirit of God in us helps in making and taking decisions, it gives insight also on right and wrong bits of advice.

Nehemiah was focused, watchful and prayerful. His inner circle had the same goal and vision with him. Having people around us with the same mindset and goals are the quickest and easiest way to achieve our great dreams. Because they will stop at nothing until they see us as the top.

“We need to carefully choose our circle”

Finally

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The walls were finally built and completed in 52 days, not because they were many and they had the manpower. Nah it was because they were only determined and like minds were working together. Focus and success were their driving force.

Like I said from the beginning, Ezra built the Temple. The Temple signifies the return of True Worship to God. Nehemiah built the Walls. The Walls signifies the Defense of the Jerusalem and its inhabitants.

In the era of Ezra, the opposition was not as fierce as that of Nehemiah. Why? The enemy knew with the walls down and the temple rebuilt, the enemy could still attack with ease. But with the building of the walls of Jerusalem which signifies her defense, the opposition was great and fierce because the enemy knew, she’s now protected and her people are safe.

The enemy doesn’t care about those that are already down. He cares about those that are standing and the one planning to get back up.

“Righteous man falls 7 times and still get back up, because of his Vision.”

You need to get back to your original Vision for your life. Face the opposition and stay focus, you will be victorious if you do. The best is only good enough for you, go for the best and press harder for the utmost goal. You will definitely come out successful.

After Nehemiah had finished building the walls of Jerusalem, he restored order and put everything in place. He placed the right people in the right department.

He read the laws of God to the people. We need to do exactly the same and we will have positive results.

Making God number 1 in our lives will keep our walls, which signifies our defense safe from attacks.

Sin is not Negotiable, we must Avoid Sin.

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