Posted: 03/12/2012 at 1:22pm
Good Afternoon All!
Will someone help me to connect this verse to what is going on currently in the world?
This morning I was given Nehemiah, Chapter 1 to meditate. There was particular emphasis on Nehemiah 1:3 which says, And they said to me, “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. The wall of Jerusalem is also broken down, and its gates are burned with fire.” (NKJV)
I keep hearing “destruction” in my spirit. In addition “old waste cities.” I know that this chapter is about rebuilding Jerusalem. And I believe Jerusalem to be one of the waste cities. And I believe there will be a “New Jerusalem in the Kingdom.”
However, you have to tear down before you can rebuild. And with so many warnings of late, I believe that I should perceive this as another. I am concerned that our people must return to the Lord or soon be destroyed.
In Joel 2, restoration comes before the Lord pours out His Spirit on all men (Joel 2: 24 -32) This also indicates to me that there must first be the re-establishment of something.To me this restoration or re-establishment is the return of life to us before Adam and Eve sinned.
Kevin or anyone else, any comments?
Thanks for your thoughts and God bless you.
Freely you have received; freely give.(Matthew 10:8)
God bless you all and your families!