As we approach halfway of this month may our progress increase as we find favor in Jesus Christ. As in the days of Nehemiah when they were building the wall, we are followers of Jesus Christ are building a wall. This is spiritual wall. Each of us as individuals as we build up ourselves in the most holy faith we are doing a great work. When we come together with the love of God in us we are building a spiritual wall together. This wall is the wall of righteousness, holiness, purity and truth. The walls have been broken down through many compromises, lack of knowledge and selfish motives. This wall that we are building will become a testimony to the generations to come. When Nehemiah and those who worked with him build the wall, it was the future generations who would learn of the testimonies of the struggles they had and they reaped and enjoyed the blessings.
The walls of righteousness that we are building will impact the lives of our children, our children’s children, those who we come in contact with and those who will read of our testimonies.
Every good work comes with challenges. The enemies of righteousness Sanballat, Tobiah and Geshem plotted against the work of God. They plotted mischief, send lying report and created fear to weaken the hands of the builders and to pull down the work of God. There was even a conspiracy to kill Nehemiah but he was able to discern what they were up to. Nehemiah realized their spoken words were of evil prophecy or evil expectation. Nehemiah prayed to God about their actions in Nehemiah 6: 14 “My God, think thou upon Tobiah and Sanballat according to these their works, and on the prophetess Noadiah, and the rest of the prophets, that would have put me in fear” We can see that the battle was intense against Nehemiah and those building the wall. The enemies used all kinds of tactics to stop the work of God but by the faithfulness of God Nehemiah and the people of God prevailed.
In our walk with God the devil will fight us in every way possible. We have to be skill with the word of God, walk in the spirit, pray for continual sharp discernment because we can be easily tricked. In the chapter of Nehemiah 6 we see that there was lies being told against Nehemiah, deceptions were planned to get Nehemiah to walk into a trap, spirit of fear was being engineered, false prophet and false prophetess operating. The enemy was operating in both the physical and spiritual realm.
May we through the grace of God be able to withstand the plots of the enemy, reject the distractions, discern the move of the spirit, pray without ceasing because our adversary the devil seeking to stop the work of God in our lives. We are doing a great work so we cannot come down. We by the grace of God will not come down to the level of the enemy. May this writing speak to our hearts, empower us and push us to continue to do the great work so we can resist all hindering forces fighting our calling, the work of God, our blessings and testimonies.