Sack clothes

Nehemiah 9:1Nehemiah 9:1
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9 1 Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.  

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Now in the twenty and fourth day of this month the children of Israel were assembled with fasting, and with sackclothes, and earth upon them.

Sack clothes symbolizes a mood that bears burdens of great wrong and reproach before a God who will look upon His pained weeping people and be merciful. Many have invented a new smiley gospel of happiness, greed and grabbing, thinking gain is Godliness. The gospel is being perverted every day and this is affecting the people and has also sustained a corrupt society that can no more be convicted of ills. The shepherds have caused many to go astray as much evil is done and called moves of God. Bring out your sack clothes and cover yourself with earth and weep for the body of Christ.

When today, Pastors strengthen the hands of evil doers … who will bear these burdens before God …who will stand in the gap for God’s mercy. Go up to the mountain, lift up your hands …raise a howl and weep like a woman who has lost her only son.

Isa 62:10Isa 62:10
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10 Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.  

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Go through, go through the gates; prepare ye the way of the people; cast up, cast up the highway; gather out the stones; lift up a standard for the people.

Verses for further meditation
Isa 51:9Isa 51:9
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9 Awake, awake, put on strength, O arm of the LORD; awake, as in the ancient days, in the generations of old. Art thou not it that hath cut Rahab, and wounded the dragon?  

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; 1 Cor 15:341 Cor 15:34
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34 Awake to righteousness, and sin not; for some have not the knowledge of God: I speak this to your shame.  

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Thoughts for Business and the work place
Bold people must be found to propel any revolution whether spiritual, industrial or political.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help us to wake up and get right for we have sinned greatly …fallen into a deep slumber. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

I am praying someone with a burden to be used by God in building will receive a fresh vision and get the job done.

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A Solemn Assembly

Nehemiah 8:18Nehemiah 8:18
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18 Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner. a solemn...: Heb. a restraint  

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Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manne
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A solemn assembly is a gathering of people, fasted and sober … prepared to bear spiritual burdens of nations, communities and families before God. On the eighth day, there was a solemn assembly.

Zephaniah 3:18Zephaniah 3:18
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18 I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly, who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. reproach...: Heb. the burden upon it was reproach  

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– “I will gather them that are sorrowful for the solemn assembly who are of thee, to whom the reproach of it was a burden. “

Zephaniah spoke of another assembly at a time when the children of God will be under reproach. The late David Wilkerson wrote once
“…According to Zephaniah, the House of God in the Last Days is going to be under reproach. The Hebrew word here means “shame and disgrace”. There is going to be shame and disgrace in the House of God. We are not talking about the backslidden, liberal modern church. . . . The Lord said on the Judgment Day, He will deal with that Church. We can pray for them, but we are not to spend any of our grief on that which is not really the Church. …God is looking for a people who will sorrow and grieve over the reproach that is being fostered on the Church of Jesus Christ in these last days. I am talking about the Church that was born at Pentecost. I am talking about the Church that was born in the teaching of the Apostle Paul and the Apostles. The Church born in the doctrine of the Godhead of Jesus Christ. That born-again Church is under attack. That Church is suffering reproach.
God has a remnant that will not sit idly by while the Church is invaded. God says, “I will have a people that are not going to be satisfied to go their merry way and just ignore what is happening as Charlatans and money-mad false prophets are coming into the House of God and destroying everything in sight.”

Do you have a burden to please God in the Church, in business, in the market, in governance …have you taken those burdens to God in a solemn meeting? Are you of the remnant that will carry burdens that others laugh and giggle about to a God waiting for His Daniels who want to be different for Him …

Verses for further meditation
Joel 1:14Joel 1:14
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14 Sanctify ye a fast, call a solemn assembly, gather the elders and all the inhabitants of the land into the house of the LORD your God, and cry unto the LORD, solemn...: or, day of restraint  

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; Exodus 32

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is a price to pay for revival. Men sacrificed much … True leaders pay a heavy price

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, raise leaders who will bear the burdens of the present reproach in a solemn assembly. Amen

As Nehemiah’s wall was built,  so will we see a reconstruction in all that may appear in distress and in waste.  Nehemiah trusted and feared God, putting his faith in the Almighty whose strength is limitless to exceed all our expectations. Look out daily for Nehemiah’s Wall in 2015 and do invite friends to subscribe to the free email or social media posts.

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