Rebuilding The Broken Walls
After a tragic event such as Hurricane Irma and Maria, the victims are left in a weakened state both mentally and physically.
The enemy (Satan) used this opportunity to attack us especially the children of God with many evil spirits such as fear, anger, loneliness, depression, and thoughts of giving up.
This situation is similar to the Jews after they were conquered by the Babylonians. The walls of the city were destroyed (many of our church buildings were demolished) and the people ( members) were left defenseless, deprived, poor and terrorized by the enemies.
God commissioned Nehemiah to return to the land of Judah to rebuild the walls and help the people to restore their lives (Nehemiah 1-13).
Lessons from Nehemiah
What did Nehemiah do?
- He fasted and prayed for the leaders and people.
- He encouraged the leaders and people and began to rebuild the walls.
- He armed the people with weapons and told them to look out for each other and sound the alarm at the first sign of the enemy’s attack.
- Nehemiah also helped the physical needs of the people by giving them food and money to help pay their debts.
As a matter of fact, for the entire duration of his time as governor of Judah, Nehemiah did not accept wages from the people.
After the hurricanes ravaged our islands, our walls both physically and spiritually have been destroyed and we need to rebuild.
But, first, let us focus on the individual’s spiritual and physical needs. Similar to the Jews all of us are in great affliction and reproach because many are homeless and jobless; and those who are fortunate to have a roof over their heads, their homes are in shambles.
The Church needs to take this opportunity to practice what we have been preaching all these years. We need to be proactive and visit the members from house to house and help to meet their needs.
We need to come together to help restore each other’s homes, we need to pray and drive out the bad spirits that are present in the homes.
Rebuilding the walls means uniting the members together. Before we can minister to the people outside in the world, our homes must be in order.
The Lord is calling the Church to humble ourselves, repent, obey and practice His Word and He will heal our land.
The healing of the land depends on the obedience of the Church.
We are living in serious times and we need to know the provision that God has made for us and how we can be prepared for the return of the Lord.
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