Bible Passage: Nehemiah 4:7-15
Just because the work is started doesn’t mean it’s done. Work is called work for a reason. It’s often hard and difficult to complete. There are breaches in the wall and they must be fixed. It’s the Christian’s responsibility to build their wall of protection.
What Happens Next
The devil doesn’t give up. The devil doesn’t get afraid once a Christian begins building their wall of protection, their faith. In fact, the devil works harder against them. When you do things for God it makes the enemy very upset.
Regardless of what the enemy says or does with God on our side, we are the winner. We must pray unto God when the enemy begins his attack. You MUST have a commitment to pray. There is not anything that the enemy can bring against you that God can’t take care of.
The stand must be taken recognizing that there is an enemy. There must be choices made and often times these choices will require loss. If you don’t stand for something then you’ll fall for anything. The stand can’t be part-time. Working for Christ is a full-time job. Your life should reflect Christ all the time even when you are all by yourself in a pitch-black room. Your enemy doesn’t sleep and is always working against the Christian.
Often times we look at the work and the damage that the enemy has done and we feel overwhelmed. Truth is, we have never been able to. If the power was ours we would have been done a long time ago. The excuse that we hear from each other is that we tried but it didn’t work. There is enough trash in just our community that it’s easy to say there is no hope. How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. If we deal with the trash bit by bit then we can get it cleaned up. Everything you need is already there, you just need to clean off the rubbish from the foundation. Dishonesty to God is rubbish and must be removed.
Anyone watching the news? What does a wicked world have to give a Christian? Most of the news that you will see or hear today is that you will have to bow and submit or else you will die. The devil has a plan but God has a better one. When you know the plan of the enemy it gives you the advantage to have a counter plan. Whatever you need to know, God will let you know. Let God be true and every man a liar.
Are you afraid or fearful? There’s not a single person that hasn’t been fearful at some point or another. Who do you trust? Do you actually think you’re getting out alive? Do you know what will take your life? You could be cancer, heart attack, COVID, accident, or even natural. No matter how you go God called you and knew and it was NOT a mistake. It does no good if you see the issue coming and do not get up and do something about it. Do NOT be afraid of ____________________! God gathers us together and He speaks to us from His word, fellowship, testimonies to lift up. Don’t fill it with the terror of the world but with the mighty power of God. We know what God is and has done and therefore we shouldn’t be afraid of the unknown. When you remember all of these amazing, powerful things that God has done then we need to fight. We should fight for our families, sons, daughters, loved ones. The enemy will try his best to take everything you love and therefore we should fight for them. The world has plans to remove the church. The judgment of God has already begun. People that don’t know if they are male or female.
Came to Not
No matter what the enemy did or does come to pass. So, what do you have to be afraid of? God needs us everywhere, high and low. Most all of the time if we just fight, God takes care of the enemy before he ever touches us.