Nehemiah had the good hand of the Lord upon him and the favor of God over him. But he did not build the walls around the city by himself. His assignment involved inspiring and encouraging the people of God to “Rise Up” and build.
It started with a burden for a city he did not live in and people he did not know. God not only gave Nehemiah an assignment, but he also gave him a vision. God also gave Nehemiah the favor of the king. The same king who destroyed the walls also funded rebuilding the walls because of God’s favor.
Nehemiah's help came from outside and inside resources. In addition to funding and supplies from the king, the people of God assisted in the rebuilding project. Each family was responsible for rebuilding a portion of the wall near their home.
The walls of our neighborhood, community, and city are torn down, and it will take every member’s involvement to rebuild them. God has given me a vision, but He has given each of you an assignment.
The opposition may come, but we have God's assurance in His word that we will be successful. It is an assignment of NOW. So, let's rise up and build.
Pastor Antoine Scruggs
Loving God's People
UPCOMING CHURCH EVENTS:
FRIDAY, April 7 - Good Friday (He Has Risen) Service 7 PM
SUNDAY, April 9 - RESURRECTION DAY Service 10 AM