Against Them

Nehemiah 13:15 In those days saw I in Judah some treading wine presses on the sabbath, and bringing in sheaves, and lading asses; as also wine, grapes, and figs, and all manner of burdens, which they brought into Jerusalem on the sabbath day: and I testified against them in the day wherein they sold victuals.

There are people who deny Christ’s perfect rest. They want to present their own performance and goodness and encourage others to do likewise. They look at sinners and while they offer Christ, they also want to offer their good works in hating things that are evil – which is good … but their righteous works are still rags and cannot make them more glorious before God.

We should testify against those who deny the rest in Christ. We should not add chains and weights unto people’s lives when they are seeking for Christ to lift up their burdens. We cannot walk in Christ’s rest and in our own righteous works at the same time. Only one will stand … never both. If we do not testify against those who preach works we will embrace that doctrine and unable to enjoy the rest we have in Christ.

There are many who say that there are many ways apart from Christ … if we do not testify against this we will be unable to lead others into a saving salvation in Christ. Syncretism was common in the days of Nehemiah …i.e. worshipping the God of Israel and worshipping other gods as well…with equal zeal. Only a firm stance, a strong stand for God and a clear testimony against other religions claiming an alternative way to salvation …will make the way clear for people to see the rest that is in no other name but Christ.

Verses for further meditation
Exodus 33:14; Hebrews 3:11

Thoughts for Business and the work place
The peace and rest we have in Christ is not like any other

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, give me that peace that world does not have, and cannot give nor understand. 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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Bread from Heaven

Nehemiah 9:15 And gavest them bread from heaven for their hunger, and broughtest forth water for them out of the rock for their thirst, and promisedst them that they should go in to possess the land which thou hadst sworn to give them

God showed the children of Israel that He can satisfy their hunger and thirst without any toil from their side. They did not sow, they did not dig … but they had bread and water …as the rock from which water gushed out, followed them through their years in the wilderness. If God can satisfy physical hunger and thirst which will last only while we are in the flesh, will He not be more eager to satisfy our hunger and thirst for righteousness which will make us fit for eternity. Christ said He is the bread of life, and He that has Christ will never hunger or thirst. These pictures are to give us assurance that God will keep us in Christ till we enter His eternal rest … His heaven. Child of God, be not anxious, you will not fall aside on the way.

Nehemiah reminds them of God’s faithfulness which remains great to His own. Today we can be assured that God will help us and meet our needs according to His riches in glory. Today is a good day to cast all anxiety away. Be at peace with yourself with God and with others because all is well. Do not forget though that there is no peace or rest for the wicked.

Verses for further meditation
Matthew 6:11 ; John 6:35

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Peace and abundance tend to go together. Create an environment that is free from anxiety.

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, Bread of Heaven, feed me till I hunger no more. 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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Recessionproofchristianlife.com is a privately owned blog/media site started in 2009 as the internet ministry of the author. It promotes the absolute authority and divine inspiration of the Holy Bible as the Word of God – Infallible and Sufficient.

 

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