Procession of Priests

Nehemiah 12:1 Now these are the priests and the Levites that went up with Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and Jeshua: Seraiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, 2 Amariah, Malluch, Hattush, 3 Shechaniah, Rehum, Meremoth, 4 Iddo, Ginnetho, Abijah, 5 Miamin, Maadiah, Bilgah, 6 Shemaiah, and Joiarib, Jedaiah, 7 Sallu, Amok, Hilkiah, Jedaiah. These were the chief of the priests and of their brethren in the days of Jeshua. 8 Moreover the Levites: Jeshua, Binnui, Kadmiel, Sherebiah, Judah, and Mattaniah, which was over the thanksgiving, he and his brethren. 9 Also Bakbukiah and Unni, their brethren, were over against them in the watches. 10 And Jeshua begat Joiakim, Joiakim also begat Eliashib, and Eliashib begat Joiada, 11 And Joiada begat Jonathan, and Jonathan begat Jaddua. 12 And in the days of Joiakim were priests, the chief of the fathers: of Seraiah, Meraiah; of Jeremiah, Hananiah; 13 Of Ezra, Meshullam; of Amariah, Jehohanan; 14 Of Melicu, Jonathan; of Shebaniah, Joseph; 15 Of Harim, Adna; of Meraioth, Helkai; 16 Of Iddo, Zechariah; of Ginnethon, Meshullam; 17 Of Abijah, Zichri; of Miniamin, of Moadiah, Piltai; :18 Of Bilgah, Shammua; of Shemaiah, Jehonathan; 19 And of Joiarib, Mattenai; of Jedaiah, Uzzi; 20 Of Sallai, Kallai; of Amok, Eber; 21 Of Hilkiah, Hashabiah; of Jedaiah, Nethaneel.

The names of priests are mentioned. There is a procession of priests that followed Zerubbabel. Zerubbabel led the first group of Jews, numbering over 42,000, who returned from the Babylonian Captivity in the first year of Cyrus, King of Persia. There can be no restoration if the priests are not restored. I pray for revival and may it start in His Church.

When we pray for Revival, the concern is about God’s people, His chosen ones who have abandoned the narrow way …who have replaced the word with lies, who seek and rejoice in material things and not God. God’s people who have been lured away by wolves in sheep’s clothing …who have long been seduced by entertainment and motivational talks and have long abandoned the truths of scriptures. Today is a good day to pray for Revival. Pray for your pastor, your leader, your overseer, your bishop …they must be revived, woken up or millions will waste in perdition … in a wicked captivity. I pray that this year there will be an awesome revival of Godliness, truth … souls coming back …leaders confessing witchcraft and a return to God that has never been imagined – starting with the shepherds that have long gone astray.

May this restoration and revival begin with you. When the priests come up to God again …when the church rediscovers its mandate of being the salt and light. Then the walls have been built and God’s people will return in their millions to their inheritance … rediscovering a beautiful destiny. The people will be prepared for Christ’s return, and the ultimate procession …the rapture of the saints. Zerubbabel represents Jesus Christ …His saints are His priests who come up with Him to an eternal glory. May you not be absent from this procession for anything the earth has to offer.

Verses for further meditation
Isaiah 43:6 ; Genesis 49:18

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Without true Revival in God’s Church, little can change for the better in the market place.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, send revival … send revival to your people. Amen

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Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami

Bode Ososami retired from a management consulting firm and pastored at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Nigeria for over ten years. In the past, he has published 5 books. His third book " The Majesty of God " was published in December 2010. His fourth work "Perfect Fall Wedding: The Coming of Christ" was released in October 2011. His fifth book , Songs of Joseph, a Bible Devotional, was published in November 2012. He is also the author of "Wealth out of Ashes", a book describing God's plan for our prosperity.

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