The Fire kept burning

Nehemiah 10:34 And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of the LORD our God, as it is written in the law:

I pray that the fire of God will never be allowed to go out. To enable this they cast lots to determine which priest will bring the wood offering into the house of God. The fire represents the indwelling of the Spirit of God but it needs fuel, our lives. The Bible describes us as living sacrifices, which we voluntarily lay down for God. As we decrease, burning for the most high … God increases as the fire glows. As we withdraw our lives from sacrifice, the fire has no fuel to burn.

The leader gives the most. His life is not just given physically, but spiritually He must often be in the gap for those he shepherds. This may mean giving up many perks, gifts and entitlements or spending more time to study the issues at hand …

God will also not accept strange fires … the purity of the fire is also driven by obedience to God and the word of God. The toughest and riskiest jobs cannot be delegated for self-protection. You are the wood that must be brought to God even as the fire removes all the impurities that disturb accomplishment of divine purpose. Are you ready to burn?

Verses for further meditation
Romans 12: 1; Lev 6:13

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Leaders lead in making costly and personal sacrifices

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, may your fire in my life never go out. 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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Tower of the Furnaces

Nehemiah 3:11 Malchijah the son of Harim, and Hashub the son of Pahathmoab, repaired the other piece, and the tower of the furnaces.

Daniel 3: 23 But these three men, Shadrach, Meshach and Abed-nego, fell into the midst of the furnace of blazing fire still tied up.

Isaiah 48:10 “Behold, I have refined you, but not as silver; I have tested you in the furnace of affliction

Every time we encounter furnaces … we are concerned, for this suggests trouble. But it is through troubles that we often find growth. Why must the tower of the furnaces be repaired? This tower was so called, because it was close to where bread was baked … or where weapons were forged. Either way, the furnace is needed to heat up an object in a process so that it may produce something better. It speaks of testing and examination, the removal of impurities and purification of motives. We need the furnace in our business. There are trials that have a purpose to rearrange our plans and realign our thoughts so God can place everything where He wants.

I have seen business men in troubles which only produced later strength and became means for elevation that otherwise could not have happened. As we repair, we are also repairing scenarios that will someday be the means of testing us …places of strange afflictions that are needed for our progress into a higher dimension of success. If we must be nourished with bread …the dough must be put in the oven and the heat must be right. There are many ideas that are great but have not yet been subjected to the heat that refines.

Most are not ready to do God’s will until they have been through the refiner’s fire when many impurities in our motives have been burnt off …giving us better clarity of purpose to be what God has intended. If the tower of the furnaces is not repaired …the furnaces are vulnerable …the source of bread, strength and refinement is at risk. May we pass our tests.

Verses for further meditation
Mal 3:2-3; Zech 13:9

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Crisis can be a friend, when we know what to do with it.

Suggestions for Prayer
O Lord, May our promotions never be delayed for lack of furnaces. 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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