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Seeds of the Kingdom

Blow the Trumpet

by Jill Southern

2 February 2009

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Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord who is great and awesome and fight...
Nehemiah 4:14, NIV

Lessons from Nehemiah - Day 4

As the rebuilding of the wall progressed well, the enemies stepped up their attack. Nehemiah’s workers had to work with a sword in one hand and a trowel in the other. When one was attacked the trumpet would sound, and all the workers would run and help the one under attack.

What can we learn from this? Wherever we are doing a great work for God we will come under attack. Nehemiah tells them: ‘don’t be afraid, don’t let fear control us - remember the Lord who is great and awesome……….and fight.’ God will do His part but we still have to do ours. We can also learn that God calls us to be inter-dependent.

When you are under enemy attack, have you learned to blow the trumpet so that your brothers and sisters can come and help you and protect you? Then, when they are being attacked, will you go to help them? We need each other in the Body of Christ.

Whatever the enemy does to attack God’s work won’t succeed. Jesus said, ‘I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.’ Today let’s say with Nehemiah: ‘Remember the Lord who is great and awesome and fight!’

Prayer: Dear Lord, Help me today to continue to build the wall that You have given me to build, and not to be distracted by the enemy. Help me to remember that with You on my side I’m always in the majority. In Jesus’ name. Amen.

Jill Southern is the founder of Ellel Ministries Pierrepont and directed the work for 21 years. She has recently stood down from that role but still teaches on the NETS programme and has the passion to train and equip God`s people to fully walk in their destiny and calling. She is the Regional Director for Ellel Ministries International in South East Asia and China and is also on the Executive Leadership of the ministry.


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