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Here the trumpet

Hello, God has given me something in Nehemiah 4:20 which says,

“Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” “

Nehemiah: Nehemiah and the people were still building the wall. But, to of the three who had ridiculed them, and other people plotted to attack. Nehemiah heard about it, and they had a nightly guard. They eventually made their security better. The builders had their swords strapped to their sides, and people guarded in families. There was also someone with a trumpet, who was with Nehemiah. Nehemiah told the people that they might not be able to hear each other very well, so wherever they heard the trumpet they should come and help attack.

Christians: Christians have God to help fight the battle. In the end of the verse above, he says, “Our God will fight for us!”. That is correct for us too. We have battles, and fight against the evil one, and God helps us. Unbelievers who are trying to get out of their sin without Christ may succeed in not drinking for a week or two. But, without Christ, the temptation is too strong. Why not come and be saved? Why not have the power of Christ in you, and overcome your sins? With Christ, no temptation is ever too strong for us to bear (1 Corinthians 10:13). Why not come, and be freed from your sins?

What to do: Here is one thing, in application to this passage, that we are to do as Christians: Fight with each-other. Some Christians, and churches, may get torn apart from what color the carpet is supposed to be. Nehemiah says that wherever they heard the trumpet sound they were supposed to come and help fight. They weren’t going to fight over how high the wall was going to be while the enemy came in and attacked. Fight together as Christians, side by side.

God: God is almighty, powerful, and amazing. He is loving and kind. He sent His son so that we could be saved and bear temptation. Praise Him, and give thanks with a grateful heart. He loves/loved us so much, that He gave His own son to save us from sin, (John 3:16). Thank God, He is worthy of praise. He fought for Nehemiah, and He is with us as we fight. Thank You, Lord. Thank Jesus, for He gave His own life for wretches. He did not deserve to die, but He did, for us.

Application: How does Nehemiah 4:20 apply to us? Nehemiah said that God would fight for them. They were expecting the attack from a physical enemy, but we have a spiritual one. His name is Satan, and he tempts us. But, Christ is in us, and gives us the power to fight. God would help Nehemiah, and He helps us. We would be overcome by temptation, but Christ has empowered us to overcome, and to fight the good fight, and run the good race. Now, we have Christ in us!

Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for giving Your son for us. Thank You for loving us. Please help me to love You more, and to grow in You. Please help me to fight the good fight. Please strengthen me, and give me Your Holy Spirit. Please encourage believers all over the world. Please send a revival and help other to know and love You, and experience Your Holy Spirit. Please give me the power to overcome temptation. Thank You for making me Your daughter. Please help me to grow in You, and become more and more like You. In Jesus’ name, Amen.

Verse(s):

Bearing temptation, 1 Corinthians 10:13,

“No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.”

Love, John 3:16,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Beginning verse, Nehemiah 4:20,

“Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, join us there. Our God will fight for us!” “

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland

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