Nehemiah 3 Part 2–Phoenix Rising

As one reads  the third chapter of Nehemiah, there is a sense of building more than walls, building momentum.  Nehemiah’s trip was born out of saddness and fear for the once great people that were God’s chosen.  It was also a sense of defeat to realize that nothing had really changed in the generation that passed. The people of Israel still lived as exiles.  they rebuilt their homes and started tending the land; but as it realted to the city of David–nothing happened.  
 
But then it did. Families and clans literally poured out of the woodwork and began building sections of the wall and then more and more parts of the walls appeared finally gates were constructed and decorations forming on the gates. Then the city that had been in shambles rose like a Phoenix from the ashes!  The job was not easy and clearly it was far from finished–BUT–the community was once again engaged and the national pride was on the rise.
 
Revival is like that. Once a committed group of faithful folks lock arms and begin the difficult talk of starting again; a flame begins to grow. As more join in and fan the flame then revival ignites. Once ignited, families are restored, hearts come back to life and a nation is committed to a selfless and humble path leading to greatness.  We have to begin the work of revival–PRAYER, STUDY and FELLOWSHIP. Then we will see momentum grow and like Israel our nation will rise out of the ashes. If we will do the work, we will see momentum like never before! Let’s lock arms and begin!!!
 
God Bless You

Hanun and the inhabitants of Zanoah repaired the Valley Gate. They rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars, and repaired a thousand cubits[e] of the wall, as far as the Dung Gate.

14 Malchijah the son of Rechab, ruler of the district of Beth-haccherem, repaired the Dung Gate. He rebuilt it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars.

15 And Shallum the son of Col-hozeh, ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Fountain Gate. He rebuilt it and covered it and set its doors, its bolts, and its bars. And he built the wall of the Pool of Shelah of the king’s garden, as far as the stairs that go down from the city of David.16 After him Nehemiah the son of Azbuk, ruler of half the district of Beth-zur, repaired to a point opposite the tombs of David, as far as the artificial pool, and as far as the house of the mighty men. 17 After him the Levites repaired: Rehum the son of Bani. Next to him Hashabiah, ruler of half the district of Keilah, repaired for his district. 18 After him their brothers repaired: Bavvai the son of Henadad, ruler of half the district of Keilah. 19 Next to him Ezer the son of Jeshua, ruler of Mizpah, repaired another section opposite the ascent to the armory at the buttress.[f] 20 After him Baruch the son of Zabbai repaired[g] another section from the buttress to the door of the house of Eliashib the high priest. 21 After him Meremoth the son of Uriah, son of Hakkoz repaired another section from the door of the house of Eliashib to the end of the house of Eliashib. 22 After him the priests, the men of the surrounding area, repaired. 23 After them Benjamin and Hasshub repaired opposite their house. After them Azariah the son of Maaseiah, son of Ananiah repaired beside his own house. 24 After him Binnui the son of Henadad repaired another section, from the house of Azariah to the buttress and to the corner. 25 Palal the son of Uzai repaired opposite the buttress and the tower projecting from the upper house of the king at the court of the guard. After him Pedaiah the son of Parosh 26 and the temple servants living on Ophel repaired to a point opposite the Water Gate on the east and the projecting tower. 27 After him the Tekoites repaired another section opposite the great projecting tower as far as the wall of Ophel.

28 Above the Horse Gate the priests repaired, each one opposite his own house. 29 After them Zadok the son of Immer repaired opposite his own house. After him Shemaiah the son of Shecaniah, the keeper of the East Gate, repaired. 30 After him Hananiah the son of Shelemiah and Hanun the sixth son of Zalaph repaired another section. After him Meshullam the son of Berechiah repaired opposite his chamber. 31 After him Malchijah, one of the goldsmiths, repaired as far as the house of the temple servants and of the merchants, opposite the Muster Gate,[h] and to the upper chamber of the corner. 32 And between the upper chamber of the corner and the Sheep Gate the goldsmiths and the merchants

Author: Michael Smith

This is an amazing Journey. I hope you will hear from the Lord, as you seek Him with your heart. Matthew 6:33

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