To Create Confusion
Nehemiah 4:8 "And all of them conspired together to come and attack Jerusalem and create confusion."
This verse sums up the day perfectly. As Nehemiah worked to lead the people in a restoration project, the news came to them to create confusion. We all, in times of trying to rebuild our lives, have heard the reports. 'It is impossible' 'let it go' 'the dream is dead' 'you are too old / too young', and it leaves us confused. Most news we hear today has one purpose, to create confusion and doubt.
Psalms 83:5 For they have consulted together with one consent;
The lines of good and evil have never been so clear. God and those who follow God are under attack. World wide persecution of Christians continues to increase. In America, which for so long declared "One Nation Under God", even those words are being attacked.
Nehemiah 4:9 Nevertheless we made our prayer to our God, and because of them we set a watch against them day and night.
The following verse starts out with a great challenge. "Nevertheless". This literally means - in spite of that. Taking the stand of "nevertheless" helps clear the air. Nevertheless, I will seek the Lord. Nevertheless I will give praises to Him. Nevertheless I will trust in the Lord.
When Nehemiah and the workers took this stance a great shift took place.
Nehemiah 4:15 And it happened, when our enemies heard that it was known to us, and thatGod had brought their plot to nothing, that all of us returned to the wall, everyone to his work.
May you not be anxious, distracted, confused about anything, but in everything through prayer with a grateful heart, let your needs be made known to God and the peace of God, which goes beyond human understanding, be a hedge of protection over your heart and mind through Christ Jesus. Phillipians 4:6-7.
Nevertheless- Our God Reigns!
Promise Over Our President
Isaiah 54:17 "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgement you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is from me." Says the Lord.
So the 'trial' begins this week in the halls of the senate. With no reservations I firmly believe God has placed Donald Trump in office. I agree he has a Cyrus anointing on his life, so I remind you of Isaiah 45:1.
Isaiah 45:1 "Thus says the Lord to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right have I have held to subdue nations before him and loose the armour of kings, to open before him the double doors so that the gates will not be shut."
Here is the word the Lord has shown me Monday morning, declare this word over our President this week.
Any accuser who takes you to court will be dismissed as a liar. This is what God's servants can expect.
"I'll see to it that everything works out for the best"- God's decree.
Open wide the gates this week and let the King of Glory come in!
Senior pastor at Grove Christian Center.