The thing that takes on crystal clarity in the Book of Nehemiah is the reality of opposition. The Christian life is not a playground. It is a battleground. Spiritual warfare is real, and you can be sure that the area of your life that you are rebuilding to the glory of God will be opposed. Paul said, “A great effective door is opened to me, and there are many adversaries.” Here, Nehemiah embodies the “push back faith” that is needed by every Christ-follower.
03. I Won't Back Down
Staying on Track in the Face of Opposition
April 14, 2019
07. A Vision for the Finish Line
Building Your Walls, Guarding Your Gates • May 5, 2019
The wall was finished. The task was complete. What seemed impossible and was opposed at every turn, after 52 days, was finished. Don’t take it for granted, but purpose in your heart and life that you are going to be a finisher. The devil is very patient and persistent. He will try to take you out early or late in the game, either way. The testimony shines brightly. Don't let it fade.