PREPARE! RISE UP & BUILD!
Elder Dorai Manikam
05 JUN 2022
I set out during the night with a few others. I had not told anyone what my God had put in my heart to do for Jerusalem. There were no mounts with me except the one I was riding on…Then I said to them, “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 longer be in disgrace.”
Nehemiah prepared himself and the people to rise up and build.
God is a God of plans and preparations
Sometimes we are the answers to our own prays. As we pray, God gives us the burden and moves our hearts to take action.
Nehemiah had a Plan
If we have a plan but don’t prepare for it, nothing is going to happen.
To prepare means to make the plan stand
If you want the spirit of God to move in your life, spend time in the Word of God and prayer and He will begin to move in your heart.
As we move in the Spirit, we will be able to sense the right timing and be clothe in the favour of God to do His will.
Nehemiah had Ground Control
Nehemiah went to Jerusalem to inspect the wall. He needed to be on the ground to see the actual situation.
If you want to reach out to a place/community/people, you need to go the place itself and inspect the actual situation
Nehemiah had Courage
Preparation gives you courage to stand against opposition.
Nehemiah could handle opposition because he had conviction
Through it all, God was with Nehemiah. Behind you stands a living God who feels and cares for you. More than that, He chose to live in you.
We need to prepare our mind, our hearts and our hands.
We can restore a missional community through God by His Spirit