The enemy of God hates to see God’s people gain momentum. The irony is that the enemy will point fingers and taunt God’s people for doing nothing. He will call them worthless, stupid, and useless and seek to demoralize them when they just sit idly by and fail.
Then, when the revival begins and the people begin to respond properly; the enemy becomes livid and starts to scream and yell all the more. Why what right do they have bettering their position. This is treasonous; they are evil and ungrateful…
Truth be told, the enemy simply hates us. There is no answer that will appease them. There is no act that will gain their approval. As Israel began the reconstruction the enemy taunted them and as momentum grew they threatened and even gathered arms to attack. Fortunately, God’s people, and specifically Nehemiah took the matter back to God in prayer. Prayer, after all is the acknowledgement that it is God doing the work.,
In our Lives, we experience the same level of attack. Our enemy, like Israel’s, will never be appeased. Our destruction is the only goal, and anything that drives us toward God is an act of war. We need to simply accept that we will never make peace with the world. We need to build our lives and act with our focus on pleasing God and loving others. When we are attacked, we simply need to take our cause to our Lord in prayer. Prayer is not the preparation for the greater work…it is the greater work!
God Bless You
Now when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry and greatly enraged, and he jeered at the Jews. 2 And he said in the presence of his brothers and of the army of Samaria, “What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they restore it for themselves?[b] Will they sacrifice? Will they finish up in a day? Will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, and burned ones at that?” 3 Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Yes, what they are building—if a fox goes up on it he will break down their stone wall!” 4 Hear, O our God, for we are despised. Turn back their taunt on their own heads and give them up to be plundered in a land where they are captives. 5 Do not cover their guilt, and let not their sin be blotted out from your sight, for they have provoked you to anger in the presence of the builders.
6 So we built the wall. And all the wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.
7 [c] But when Sanballat and Tobiah and the Arabs and the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem was going forward and that the breaches were beginning to be closed, they were very angry. 8 And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it. 9 And we prayed to our God and set a guard as a protection against them day and night.