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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 in 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 understands your vision, which will encourage you to accomplish it. This group of people will stop at nothing until they see you become the best in 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 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 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”

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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, 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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“JESUS THE MEDIATOR OF THE NEW COVENANT.” Hebrews 12:24.


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Hebrews 12:24
And to Jesus the mediator of the new covenant, and to the blood of sprinkling, that speaketh better things that that of Abel.

This blood does two major things
1. It speaks to God on behalf of we sinners, it plead not for vengeance in respect to that of Abel but for Mercy.
2. To Us sinners it speaks pardon to our sins, peace to our souls, speaks obedience and love to us.

From previous studies, we did identify the need of a redeemer and a middle man that can give us access to God directly.
This verse of the bible makes it clear to us, that the bridge between us and God is Jesus Christ.

~ The gospel covenant is a new covenant, it is different from the covenant of works; and it is now under the new dispensation, distinct from the old covenant.
Remember Ephesians 2:8-9. It is by Grace we are saved and Not by our Works, it is A Gift From God.
~ Christ is the mediator of the new covenant; He is the middle person that goes between both parties, God and man, to bring them together in this covenant, to keep them together not withstanding the sins of the people. And to offer up our prayers to God and to bring down the favours of God to us.
To plead with God for us, to bring God back to His original plans for us.
~ This covenant is ratified by the blood of Christ sprinkled upon, as the blood of the sacrifice was sprinkled upon the alter. This blood of Christ purifies us.
~ This blood speaks better things than that of Abel.

From a simple definition we know a mediator is a person, that stands between two or more people. Like a middle man, like an ambassador.

The Benefits of the Mediator.

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1 Timothy 2:5
For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

The death of Jesus Christ established a better communication and relationship with us as humans and with God our creator. Been our high priest and mediator for a better life and covenant we have countless and endless benefit if only we can embrace Him and let Him take the wheel of our lives.

– He broke the Wall of Partition.
Ephesians 2:14.
For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us.
It means Christ Jesus broke down the high wall, that fence, those laws that were separating the Jews and the Gentiles, that wall of guilt, shame, fear of getting closer to God. Christ gave us direct access to our father in Heaven. Christ abolished the laws, ordinances, and rituals of the old, providing a new covenant for humanity where everybody have equal chance and right.

– Redeemed us from the Curse of the Law.
Galatians 3:13-14
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
Christ bought us back for the curse of the law, we are no longer bondage to it, we won’t bear the pain and face the punishment of our sins no more.
He was made an atonement for sin was consider as bearing the punishment due to sin. If sin, sickness, pain, sufferings, death and all the effect of sin were a part of the curse and the result of it. Christ atoned for them all and removed them from our lives.
Christ allowed us to get the blessings of Abraham and the promise of the Holy Spirit. We can only get this through Faith in God and believing in Jesus as our Lord and personal Saviour.

– Blotted out the Hand Writing of Ordinances.
Colossians 2:14-15
Blotting out the handwriting of ordinances that was against us, which was contrary to us, and took it out of the way, nailing it to his cross; And having spoiled principalities and powers, he made a shew of them openly, triumphing over them in it.
The laws that were written was against us, He blotted them away with His blood. And it had no further claim to hold us in sin nor bondage as they could have done by the mean of the law.
We are no more under it cursed and penalty. He took it out of our way, so we don’t have to stumble on it anymore.
This also makes us have no more excuse to live in sin because we are no more under the law but under grace. Romans 6:14-15.

-Delivered us from the Powers of Darkness.
Colossians 1:13-14.
Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins.
He had freed us from satan and his power and kingdom of sin, sickness and lots more. He placed us under a new government of light and peace. He could only do this through His precious blood that was shed for us.

Finally the mediator gave us boldness to enter into the Holiest by His precious blood. Hebrews 10:19.

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We have daily full access to heave at our disposal, we can talk to God when ever we want and ask anything in accordance to His words and to His glory, asking in the name of Jesus, we will have it.
The Power of the Mediator lies in His Blood. Hebrews 9:11-28 and His death on the Cross. The old covenant was faulty, man needed a sacrifice once and for all that will cleanse us all from our sins. Those of bulls and animals couldn’t get us this far.
– The Devil wrote his WILL (Testament):
Wanted us to suffer, have sicknesses, problems, lack of peace, death. But since he did not die for Man Kind, that Will is of no effect, because ” Without the Death of the Testator, the Testament (Will) is of No Effect and Invalid.
– Christ Jesus came into the scene and offered us Hope, new life, new beginning, forgiveness of our sins, grace, love, fellowship, and in all reconciling us back to our Father , our First Love, Like in the days of Adam before the fall.
He did this going to the Cross to die for our sins, He paid the debts he did not Owe with His own blood.
Because the Bible says without the shedding of blood, there is no remission of sin.
Now we are Free!!! Only if we work according to His Purpose and Plan for our Lives.
I encourage us this day to embrace God and His plans of redemption He Has made provision for.
God Bless.

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