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Discern the Hidden Things

Nehemiah was a man who learned to discern. Discernment is to see behind the façade; to detect that which is disguised.  Nehemiah had key perceptions and responses that revealed his discerning heart, discerning evil influence from good influence. A neighboring governor, Sanballat, used nice sounding words requesting a meeting on the plain of Ono. This was a place out in the open away from Jerusalem. Nehemiah discerned his nice sounding words as a scheme for harm saying ‘But they were…

Sacrifice Unto Refreshing

I have been ministering recently from the book of Nehemiah where the Holy Spirit reveals several deep spiritual truths.  Nehemiah was an apostolic forerunner….a governmental leader who set things in order spiritually, organizationally, and relationally in Jerusalem. A kingdom principle revealed in Nehemiah’s story is that he sacrificed his rights for a greater good.  He gave up the right to acquire land and eat choice food allotted for governors. If you read Neh. 5:14-18 you will find that Nehemiah made…

Faith, Focus, Finish!

Manteo Mitchel (left) of the USA team. Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images In this series of posts on Nehemiah, we see the character of God revealed through Nehemiah’s actions in rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem. After receiving from King Artaxerxes permission to rebuild, he engaged the Jewish people saying “you see the trouble we are in: Jerusalem lies in ruins, and its gates have been burned with fire. Come, let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no…

Consistent and Firm-Your Response to Opposition

Neh. 4:7, 8 When Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the men of Ashdod heard that the repairs to Jerusalem’s walls had gone ahead and that the gaps were being closed, they were very angry. They all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and stir up trouble against it. The account of Nehemiah rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem reveals many Kingdom principles for today’s leaders.  Nehemiah faced spiritual opposition from neighboring pagan groups who were against God’s…

United Toward a “Good Work”

In Nehemiah 2:17, 18 we find that Nehemiah has garnered the support of the entire city of Jerusalem in his effort to repair the walls of the city. He says, ‘come let us rebuild the wall of Jerusalem, and we will no longer be in disgrace.  I told them about the gracious hand of my God upon me and what the King had said to me. They replied, ‘let us start rebuilding”. So, together they began this good work. Nehemiah began…

Let God Impress Upon Your Heart His Will

The Father very often speaks to us through impressions. As a leader, you must be open to spiritual impressions from the Father. Nehemiah was impressed to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. After rebuilding the wall, the Father spoke to Him through an impression. Nehemiah said, “So my God put it into my heart to assemble the nobles, the officials and the common people for registration by families” (Neh. 7:4,5). God wanted Nehemiah to register all the people in the city.…

Impressions Communicate the Father’s Heart

I’ve been encouraging last days leaders to hear from God in the many ways He speaks to us. We’ve touched upon hearing from His written Word, which is the foundation for all that we hear in other ways. We’ve touched on hearing His audible voice and His gentle whisper, as well as dreams, visions, and trances. But the Father very often speaks to us in “impressions.” Impressions are God’s influence on our feelings, physical senses, and our minds. Impressions lack…