Friday, May 13, 2016


Neh 6:1  Now it came to pass, when Sanballat, and Tobiah, and Geshem the Arabian, and the rest of our enemies, heard that I had builded the wall, and that there was no breach left therein; (though at that time I had not set up the doors upon the gates;) 
Neh 6:2  That Sanballat and Geshem sent unto me, saying, Come, let us meet together in some one of the villages in the plain of Ono. But they thought to do me mischief. 

Sanballat, Toviah and Geshem had tried to mock and interfere with the building of the wall of Jerusalem from the beginning. The work of God was to be done, but the enemy of our souls has his workers too. They will come after you with authority, but there is no greater authority than God. The servant of God must be diligent to continue in the work that he has to do. The enemy will try to use words to convince,to persuade, to discourage, to mock and belittle you. Do not go their way, for they have evil plans for you. 

Neh 6:3  And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you? 

It took courage and dedication to continue in the service of the LORD. When distractions come and they will, can we see clearly what the work of God is for us to do? I suppose some hide in the "busy" work and may not really be seeing and hearing what God has for them in the moment. There were two religious people who passed by an injured man, but a good Samaritan saw what was important and ministered to the hurting man.(Luke 10:30-36) The two busy Jewish Levites were the servants of the temple, but what of needs outside of the temple? We must discern the needs of people, to show love for God and for our neighbor, as well as avoiding the nuisance of the Sanballats and Geshems who seek to stop us from doing the LORD's work.

Luk 10:36  Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves? 

Luk 10:37  And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise. 

The LORD's work may be in the interruptions, but beware of those who are sent to wear you down by the spirit of antiChrist.

Dan 7:25  And he shall speak great words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, ...

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