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A Great Work

  • Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, 'Come! Let's meet together in the villages in the plain of Ono.' But they intended to harm me. I sent messengers to them, saying, 'I am doing a great work, so that I can't come down. Why should the work cease while I leave it and come down to you?' Nehemiah 6:2'3 WEB.

    Jerusalem had been pillaged and destroyed. The inhabitants who were not killed, were taken into exile in a foreign nation. The huge wall that protected the city had been completely broken down. Many years later, Nehemiah returned with a group of exiles, and began rebuilding the wall. When they began, their enemies laughed at them. But as the gaps in the wall started to close, they became much more serious with their threats. They plotted to kill Nehemiah, and to stop the wall from being completed.

    Nehemiah's enemies planned to invite him to a banquet, and then assassinate him. They believed that once Nehemiah was out of the way, the people following him would stop rebuilding the wall. But when they tried to lure Nehemiah into their trap, he simply replied, "I am doing a great work, and I cannot come down." Then he continued building. They completed the wall while working with a trowel in one hand, and a sword in the other (Nehemiah 4:17).

    Our enemy may start out using laughs, jeers, and gossip to attack us. But if we keep on with God's work, he will devise much sneakier traps and distractions for us that scale to our level. He has done this a long time, and he knows what works. Like someone inspecting a wall, he keeps searching for small cracks to get through. Once in, it is hard to get him back out.

    The enemy's plan is to get you distracted, trip you, make you fall, to make your testimony worthless. To make the salt lose its flavor. To stop the work. To stop God from fulfilling His plan in your life. To steal, to kill, and destroy (John 10:10). When you feel temptation coming on, remember that you are doing a great work, and you cannot come down.

    Prayer: Heavenly Father, please give me a clear vision and reveal the traps the enemy has set for me. Help me to focus on the work at hand and not be distracted. Fulfill Your will in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen!

    Note: For those following the Creation Photography weekly challenges, here is this week's theme from group leader, Dianna Wyles: Psalm 113:3 "From the rising of the sun to the place where it sets, the name of the Lord is to be praised." ~ Our next fun-filled theme will be 'Sunrise to Sunset' and is open for creative interpretation as always. Show us what you love from sunrise to sunset, what makes you praise God all day, or some of God's amazing artwork in the Heavens! The sky's the limit, you choose your creative joy. May you week be blessed in every way from sun-up to sun-down ~ God Bless! Here is the link: Creation Photographers


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Kevin J. Eck
Kevin J. Eck Amen, Protect me from the Evil One and the knowledge to stay clear from the snares Father.
July 12, 2022
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Debi Burton
Debi Burton Heavenly Father, please give me a clear vision and reveal the traps the enemy has set for me. Help me to focus on the work at hand and not be distracted. Fulfill Your will in my life. In the name of Jesus Christ, I pray. Amen! ❤️
July 12, 2022
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Kay Collinsworth
Kay Collinsworth

Amen 

July 12, 2022
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Bella Colliander
Bella Colliander

AMEN!

July 12, 2022
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Brenda F
Brenda F

Amen

July 12, 2022
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Dana Rozell
Dana Rozell

Yes Amen.

July 12, 2022
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Candy Laventure
Candy Laventure

Amen!

July 12, 2022
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Patricia Walker
Patricia Walkeredited: July 12, 2022

AMEN. Heavenly Father,   I Thank You for helping me to keep my focus on You.  I am your servant.  Amen

July 12, 2022
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Celeste Strenn
Celeste Strenn

Amen

July 12, 2022
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Yvette York
Yvette York

Amen Father Good Morning Everyone 

July 12, 2022
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David Krull
David Krull

Amen. May Your will be done in my life Father...in Jesus Name 

 

July 12, 2022
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Wanda Pennington
Wanda Pennington

Amen and Amen 

July 12, 2022
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Maria Melendez
Maria Melendez

Amen , G0d Bless everyone !!!

July 12, 2022
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Lynn Brown
Lynn Brown

Fulfill Your will in my life, Amen!

July 12, 2022
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Jeanine Santiago
Jeanine Santiago

Yes Lord. Please speak to me clearly and let the traps set by the enemy for me and my family go back to him 100xs over. I bind every work of the enemy against me and my loved ones, friends and family and send it back to the abyss. In the might name of Jesus Christ. Amen

 

July 12, 2022
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Gloria Nebarez
Gloria Nebarez

Yes Jesus,  give me a clear vision and reveal the traps,  every day,  in Jesus name I pray,  thank you Jesus! 

July 12, 2022
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Marisa Jackson
Marisa Jackson

Amen!!

July 12, 2022
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Richard Mondello
Richard Mondello

Holy Spirit Help me to remain steadfast. In Yeshua's name I pray, Amen.

July 12, 2022
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Schalk  de Beer
Schalk de Beer

Yes Lord please, amen. 

July 12, 2022
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John Smith
John Smith

NOW you're talking!  Amen!!

July 12, 2022
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David  Earlywine
David Earlywine

Amen 

July 12, 2022
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David Fabillaran
David Fabillaran

Amen Lord Jesus!

July 12, 2022
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Mari Kaufmann
Mari Kaufmann

Keep us safe and out of evils snare Amen 

July 12, 2022
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Sherry McCosh
Sherry McCosh

Amen! This is a great devotion. That is what the enemy does to us, he distracts us and then we take our eyes off of the task at hand and off of Jesus. When we take our eyes off of Jesus we fail and that is satan's plan for us. Father God help me to not get distracted by the enemy and to keep my eyes and focus on you and your plan for my life, in the name of Jesus I pray!

July 13, 2022
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Wesley Paulus
Wesley Paulus

Amen! 

July 13, 2022
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Cathy Webb
Cathy Webb

Amen, Pastor Dion! Lord, Help me focus on the work at hand and not be distracted. Thank you. Amen

July 13, 2022