Rise Up

9 January 2022

Scripture: Nehemiah

Fortification of who you are as a follower of Jesus begins with this declaration! A war is waging, and boundaries must be established so the enemy knows there is a line that must not be crossed. So much time is invested in building up our spiritual temples that we often leave the gates wide open. Just as in the time of Nehemiah the newly constructed temple stood without security, and was open to an enemy that comes to steal, kill and destroy.

Becoming a wall builder is not about seclusion, or keeping others out. It’s about the institution of letting the world know that you choose to seek first the kingdom. Our journey begins when we take a stand to answer God’s calling to overcome defeat, but the battle is not ours alone. God is for us and stands with us on the front line. It is the faithful that are both ready in labor and pursuant to this mission.