A Fox on the Wall

In the Book of Nehemiah, written by him as a diary, Nehemiah, who had been cup bearer to Persian King Artaxerxes, was allowed by the King, in 445 B.C., to  go to Israel to join the descendants of the Jewish exiles who had gone there with Zerubbabel in 535 B.C. to build the 2nd Temple.   The Temple had already been completed in 516 B.C.  Nehemiah went there to oversee construction of a new wall around Jerusalem.  The previous wall had been broken down by King Nebuchadnezzer in 586 B.C., when he also destroyed the first Temple.

Nehemiah began the work.  In Chapter 4, Nehemiah stated: “Now it came about that when Sanballat [a non-Jew living in Israel] heard that we were rebuilding the wall, he became furious and very angry and mocked the Jews.   And he spoke in the presence of…the wealthy men of Samaria and said, ‘What are these feeble Jews doing? Are they going to restore it for themselves?…Can they finish in a day? Can they revive the stones from the dusty rubble even the burned ones?’  Now Tobiah the Ammonite was near him and he said, ‘Even what they are building – if a fox should jump on it , he would break their stone wall down!'”  Nehemiah then wrote, “Hear, O our God, how we are despised!  Return their reproach on their own heads and give them up for plunder in a land of captivity.  Do not forgive their iniquities and let not their sin be blotted out before Thee, for they have demoralized the builders.  So we built the wall and the whole wall was joined together to half its height, for the people had a mind to work.”  Nehemiah 4:1-6.

“Now it came about when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabs, the Ammonites and the Ashdodites heard that the repair of the walls of Jerusalem went on, and that the breaches began to be closed, they were very angry.  And all of them conspired together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause a disturbance in it.  But we prayed to our God, and because of them we set up a guard against them day and night.”  Nehemiah 4:7-9.  “When I saw their fear, I rose and spoke to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people: ‘Do not be afraid of them; remember the Lord who is great and awesome, and fight for your brothers, your sons, your daughters, your wives and your houses.'”  Nehemiah 4:14. 

“As for the builders, each wore his sword girded at his side as he built, while the trumpeter stood near me.  And I said to the nobles, the officials, and the rest of the people, ‘The work is great and extensive, and we are separated on the wall far from one another.  At whatever place you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there.  Our God will fight for us.'”  Nehemiah 4:18-20.  “So the wall was completed…in fifty-two days.   And it came about when all of our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.”  Nehemiah 5:15-16.

President Trump, Vice-President Pence, the Trump attorneys, and all of us, are fighting and praying for the truth to come out and justice to be served, for the sake of our fellow American citizens, our sons and daughters, our husbands and wives; and for our jobs, our houses, our small businesses, our property and our bank accounts.  The battle is indeed great, and the stakes are everything – all the chips are in;  and our enemies do think we are feeble.  Nevertheless, our God is greater, and I believe that 52 days from the Election, or December 25th, the victory will have been given to President Trump.  Keep interceding and doing spiritual warfare, and do not listen to our enemies, for their father is a liar, and the father of lies.

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