Tuesday, August 11, 2015
NOT COMING DOWN...
In the account of Nehemiah, the city walls in Jerusalem are being rebuilt. As the restoration process progressed and the walls were nearly complete it seems there were constantly enemies attempting to hinder the final stages.
Finally, a messenger was sent to speak to Nehemiah asking him to come down from his workplace and speak with them. Yet, Nehemiah knew it was a scheme and plot to take his eyes off the task at hand. So in his wisdom and authority he proclaimed "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?"-Nehemiah 6:3
Is this not the case in our own lives? As we are doing a mighty work, or the rebuilding process continues with great progress and the restoration project nearly complete, then comes along a messenger of the enemy or someone sent to distract us from the task at hand! In our authority we too can proclaim "I am doing a great work and I cannot come down." Not down to Satan's level, not falling for Satan's schemes, and surely not taking our eyes off the task-delivering the good news -Jesus!
Jesus did not come down off the cross until after He proclaimed "it is finished"! Let nothing call us down until our work is finished!