The Greatness of the Goat

Nehemiah 7:58 The children of Jaala, the children of Darkon, the children of Giddel,

The name Jaala suggests a Mountain Goat. Darkan means a carrier and Giddel means great. All three point to our scape goat – Christ, the great Saviour who carried our burdens. It can reminds us of the goat a metaphor for obstinacy and rebellion – which can manifest in a strength and greatness, similar to Herod the great. As leaders we must be cautious not to receive the greatness and strength of the demonic realm. There are many accomplished and famous men and women who the world will call great, but they are ambassadors of the devil on the earth. They recruit and tempt many with seductions of wealth, power and opportunity and God must strengthen us to remain on the path of salvation and not fall into their traps.

Christ was offered greatness early in His ministry but He replied by rejecting satan and all his gifts. You will have to do the same. Greatness will be presented to you sometimes from the chambers of darkness and you must decline.

Mat 4:8 Again, the devil taketh him up into an exceeding high mountain, and sheweth him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them; 9 And saith unto him, All these things will I give thee, if thou wilt fall down and worship me. 10 Then saith Jesus unto him, Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and him only shalt thou serve. 11 Then the devil leaveth him, and, behold, angels came and ministered unto him.

Verses for further meditation
Genesis 6:5 ; Ephesians 1:19

Thoughts for Business and the work place
There is a greatness that is instant, short lived and dangerous … Leaders shun it.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, help not to lose my salvation. 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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The House of the Mighty

Nehemiah 3:16 After him repaired Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, the ruler of the half part of Bethzur, unto the place over against the sepulchres of David, and to the pool that was made, and unto the house of the mighty.

The Word of God distinguishes between men and has its own hall of faith. Great men and heroes of the faith are mentioned. Men like David and his mighty men. God recognises that there are mighty men. But instead we see only broken down sepulchers and the house of those who should be called mighty in ruins. Men that God called to do great exploits living like there was no purpose to their existence. Do not live in a false modesty. It is not pride to be whom God has called you to be and God needs His mighty men in business, government and ministry. He needs men of valor in the financial markets. Do you sense God’s mighty men in disarray and pitiful ruins? Men, destined to stand in uncommon faith and exploits, hiding in caves.

Nehemiah the son of Azphuk repaired after the others … till the repairs reached the vicinity of the house of the mighty. I pray all that has been broken down in your life will be brought back to life. I pray that the destructions you see all around you will be repaired. I pray that as you begin that venture, you will witness the might of God and be as those that were called mighty in the word of God. May you be mighty in faith, boldness, faithfulness, loyalty, love, forgiveness and holiness by the special grace of God.

There are those that must be brought up to fulfil mighty destinies for God. You may be one of them.

Verses for further meditation
Eccles 7:21; Deut 5:24

Thoughts for Business and the work place
The value of feedback is invaluable … the best leaders seek after it in a 360 degrees circle, but watch who you permit in your circle.

Suggestions for Prayer
O Lord, may your greatness and might overflow in my life. 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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