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Nehemiah- the wall builder YOSHINOBU NAMIHIRA MD,FACG 3000 HALLS FERRY ROAD VICKSBURG, MS 39180 PH 601-638-9800,FAX 601-638-9808 E MAIL: NAMIHIRA @VICKSBURG.COM
Discovery of the broken wall “ the walls of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire. “ “The survivors who are left from the captivity in the province are there in great distress and reproach. “
Nehemiah intercedes with God. Sat down and wept Mourned for many days. Fasted and prayed before the God of heaven.
The content of nehemiah ‘s prayer Lord, God of heaven,O great awesome God, you who keep your covenant and mercy with those who love you and observe your commandments. Please let your ear be attentive and your eyes open, that you may hear the prayer of your servant which I pray before you, now, day and night, for the children of Israel your servants.
Confess the sins of the children of Israel which we have sinned against you. Both my father’s house and I have sinned. We have acted very corruptly against you. We have not kept the commandments, the statutes, nor the ordinances, which you commanded your servant Moses.
Remember the word that you commanded you servant Moses, saying “if you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations. But if you return to me, and keep my commandments, and do them, though some of you were cast out to the farthest part of the heavens, yet I will gather them from there, and I will bring them to the place which I have chose as a dwelling (place ) for my name..
These are your servants and your people, whom you have redeemed by your great power and by your strong hand. Please, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of the servants who desire to fear your name and let your servant prosper this day. “
Nehemiah is the cupbearer for the king Artaxerxes. Nehemiah held cup for his king. But Nehemiah could not hide his sad face in the king’s presence. Nehemiah explained why he was sad. The reason : the walls are broken down and gates are burned with fire in Jerusalem.
Nehemiah found favor in the eye of his king. What is your request ? Nehemiah ‘s request #1 : send him to Jerusalem Amazing fact: the king granted his request ! Request # 2: letter of approval to pass through different regions from Babylon (Shushan ) to Jerusalem
Nehemiah 2:1-8 Request #3: permit to obtain building materials from the regions. All requests #1,2,3 were granted to Nehemiah
Arrival of Nehemiah in Jerusalem King artaxexes provide Nehemiah with military protection ( captains of the army and horsemen) Sanballat, the horonite Tobiah, the ammorite Both are deeply disturbed by Nehemiah’s mission and intent to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem
Nehemiah inspects the broken walls Nehemiah do nor reveal any secret information to any one. Nehemiah makes the first move at night. Nehemiah went around the walls in person by night. Nehemiah inspected / examined the situation/ circumstance in person.