Procession of Thanksgiving

Nehemiah 12:37 And at the fountain gate, which was over against them, they went up by the stairs of the city of David, at the going up of the wall, above the house of David, even unto the water gate eastward.

A procession of the company that gave thanks went up the stairs of the city of David. There will be another procession someday. The procession of the saints up to be with Christ. I discern that the thankful will be in this coming assembly. What does it mean to be thankful? To be thankful is to be contented. To be thankful is to see the good hand of God in all dealings. To be thankful is to appreciate the daily grace of God upon our lives. We fell we ought to thank God for the rare deliverance from a pressing disaster, but God wakes us up in the morning. He makes the sun to rise, the air we breathe and even the dew that drops come from Him. Have we thanked Him that when we open our eyes we see …or that we can hear the birds singing.

Rather than thank God, we dwell on our fleshly desires. We pant for what God has given another and strive to outdo each other … we worry and seek for things we do not have. God knows us well, and He who clothes the flowers and the lilies in the valley knows exactly how we should be cared for…

There is a grace to be thankful to God, that causes us to never forget that if it had not been the Lord on our side …we would have been finished.

Gratitude is the hallmark of God’s jewels. Parading the thankful, singing praises before Him gives God far more pleasure than most would think. Nehemiah sought for a company that gave thanks and made them walk up the stairs …singing, thanking God or just being there assembled with a heart of thanksgiving … God hears even the songs in their heart that they do not sing.

Lev_22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.

Verses for further meditation
Col 4:2; 1 Timothy 4:4

Thoughts for Business and the work place
Even in business, be grateful for God’s mercies … keep an attitude of thanksgiving before God. Many would love to be where you are. Stop complaining

Suggestions for Prayer
Lord, may thanks never cease from my lips. Give me a thankful heart. 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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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

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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