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How to Overcome Intimidation (1 of 2)
Dr. Ernest L. Easley
With our Bibles opened to the book of Nehemiah, we come to chapter 6 where we're going to read in verse 15, "So the wall was finished on the twenty-fifth day of Elul, in fifty-two days."
Mission accomplished! Mission fulfilled! Mission completed! The impossible became possible! They had completed their God-sized task of repairing the walls and rebuilding the gates of Jerusalem in spite of the opposition!
You just need to know that God's work never goes forward without opposition. That's true in:
*building a life that honors God
*building a home that honors God.
*building a marriage that honors God.
*building a business that honors God.
*building a church that honors God.
There's no way around it! Opposition will come your way. But remember this, without opposition there is no victory! The road to victory is called Opposition Way.
Now as Nehemiah was leading the people of God in rebuilding and repairing the walls around Jerusalem, the Devil kept putting up roadblocks. Remember that when the people of God say, "Let us rise up and build," that the Devil's crowd will say, "Let us arise a stop them."
In chapters 3-4, the Devil's crowd put up the roadblock of discouragement. And how the Devil enjoys discouraging us in our walk and work of God trying to discourage us enough to stop what God is doing in us and through us.
Chapter 4 ends with them overcoming the roadblock of discouragement. We read in verse 22, "… Let each man and his servant stay at night in Jerusalem, that they may be our guard by night and a working party by day."
So … the Devil put up another roadblock in chapter 5: the roadblock of division. He knew that if he could divide them that he could derail them. But once again, Nehemiah led them over that roadblock on their way to fulfilling their God-size project: restoring and repairing the walls that were ...
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