by Adrian Rogers

God's Formula for Financial Freedom
Together We Build Series (#6)
Dr. Adrian Rogers
Nehemiah 5

Take your Bibles please now and turn to Nehemiah chapter 5. Nehemiah is the story of Together We Build and I would say that the theme of Nehemiah is found in Nehemiah chapter 2 and verse 20. "Then answered I them and said unto them, 'The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build.'" But every time God's people say, "Let us arise and build," the devil's crowd says, "Let us arise and blast." And when God's people have a mind to work, the devil's crowd has a mind to wreck. And the devil inspired certain philosophies and problems to keep Nehemiah, the leader and the man of God, from leading his people, at least tried to keep them from building the walls.

And you remember some of the things that we've already talked about. First of all, the first thing that the devil tried was derision. He tried to laugh them out of the work for God. That didn't work. Then he tried discouragement. He tried to discourage them and that didn't work. Then he tried danger. He tried to threaten them and that didn't work. And now, he is trying division, division - just simply to divide the people. And you know, right in the middle of the program, in the middle of the building program, there came a division and guess what it was over? It was over money matters.

Look here in the first five verses if you will. This is Nehemiah 5 verse 1. "And there was a great cry of the people and of their wives against their brethren the Jews." Now, I've said before the devil bad rather start a church fuss any day than to sell a barrel of whiskey, just to get God's people divided, and here's what happened. Here was a division of the people and of their wives against their brethren, the Jews. "For there were that said, 'We, our sons, and our daughters are many, therefore we take up corn for them, that we may eat and live.' Some also there were that said, 'We ha ...

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