Deliver us from evil

Nehemiah 13:27 Shall we then hearken unto you to do all this great evil, to transgress against our God in marrying strange wives?

The result of listening to men eventually manifest in doing great evil. It may take a while before the evil manifests, but it does. In this case, it was an act of taking strange wives … what could be more harmless or simple – but Nehemiah calls it an act of great evil. This looks like an exaggeration …after all, the women could be changed, the influence of godly men will overcome the strangeness … but Nehemiah calls it a great evil. Nehemiah sees the future destructions and harms that are not evident. Nehemiah sees how the children will be used by the devil as his agents to cause sorrows for the Israelites. Nehemiah sees acts of sabotage that will frustrate the efforts of the children of Israel, in the strange mixtures that will arise.

Nehemiah calls it a transgression against God … not against Nehemiah. Soon wicked fires of envy, lusts and manipulation will rage as these strange women begin to influence the society against God’s plans.

Verses for further meditation
Genesis 6:5; Matthew 6:23

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders can see ahead – evils that must be avoided.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, deliver me from evil. 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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Crisis and Deliverance

Exo 1:13 And the Egyptians made the children of Israel to serve with rigor: 14 And they made their lives bitter with hard bondage, in morter, and in brick, and in all manner of service in the field: all their service, wherein they made them serve, was with rigor… 16 And he said, When ye do the office of a midwife to the Hebrew women, and see them upon the stools; if it be a son, then ye shall kill him: but if it be a daughter, then she shall live.

A new beginning soon develops into what looks like a serious crisis. Joseph is in the grave …dead and forgotten. The multiply only to be bitterly envied … causing them to be afflicted. But God caused them to grow – even as affliction graduated into bitter and hard bondage and eventually murder of the sons. This is now crisis. But God strengthened the midwives to preserve the sons … but these were very difficult times … the children of Israel began to groan under the wicked bondage of Egypt.

But God heard their cries. Years later God sent Moses … prepared him, processed him and guided him to lead the children of Israel in a mighty deliverance out of Egypt. It seems for things to get better they must initially get worse and descend to crisis levels. For the Hebrews, death began to threaten all their sons. But deliverance was also near. I do not know how low you have gone and if things have suddenly gone from bad to worse. Death is now threatening as health problems and depression converge to attack your life. Christ is the deliverer. Sometimes things really go very bad before God steps in … He has already planned an awesome deliverance but the cup of the Amorites must be full. Wait on God. Soon Christ the Lord of Hosts will manifest a victory that will shock you. The cup of enemies of God in your life will soon fill up with their evils …God is about to say …enough. You are about to sing a song of victory. Things went very bad because the time to come out had come. The period close to delivery of a baby can be more painful as the unborn baby kicks. The pain and fears are at their peak at the verge of delivery. The announcement to murder the sons of Egypt coincided with the birth of Moses. The generation that will carry out the bones of Joseph are about to be born in a time when all male Hebrew babies are to be killed. The men that would carry the bones of Joseph would all have been murdered as babies …The victories of God are awesome … wait for it.

Song.

Victory, victory Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
Victory, victory Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil completely
He has given us victory I will lift Him higher Jehovah
I will lift Him higher.
He has given us victory I will lift Him higher Jehovah
I will lift Him higher.
Victory, victory Hallelujah Hallelujah Hallelujah
Victory, victory Hallelujah
Jesus conquered the devil completely

He can never never fail
He can never never fail
He can never never fail
Jesus the same for ever

Prayer : Lord Jesus, Show me your awesome unfailing victories again and again. Amen

The Songs of Joseph is an integration of encouragement scriptural devotions, prayers and a compendium of songs of mercy, salvation, new beginnings and victory. We can expect as we trust and obey that our end will indeed be ultimately glorious because God works His marvellous agenda. Be blessed as you read and sing along, daily. Edited by Bolade Apampa

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