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Fueled by intimidation
by Joann Laporte
05/18/11
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Nehemiah 6:9-13 “They were just trying to intimidate us, imagining that they could discourage us and stop the work. So I continued the work with even greater determination 10 Later I went to visit Shemaiah son of Delaiah and grandson of Mehetabel, who was confined to his home. He said, “Let us meet together inside the Temple of God and bolt the doors shut. Your enemies are coming to kill you tonight.” 11 But I replied, “Should someone in my position run from danger? Should someone in my position enter the Temple to save his life? No, I won’t do it!” 12 I realized that God had not spoken to him, but that he had uttered this prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 They were hoping to intimidate me and make me sin. Then they would be able to accuse and discredit me.

Beloved I know that the intensity of the battle has increased. I can see the anxiety that is seeking to overtake you. But have I not said be anxious for nothing? Have I not commanded you to come to Me in prayer and supplication, making your request known to Me? I am not only the Author of your destiny but I am also the Finisher. Do not be dismayed I have decreed that you will finish well. Do not be distracted, instead, yield to My leading because in this hour I am teaching you how to skillfully build and strategically war against every structure that would seek to defy Me by intimidating and harassing you. The enemy wants to intimidate you and ultimately cause you the forfeit the assignment and your destiny. Do not fear and do not be intimidated because this will only lead to the discouragement of your soul. You are not doing this in your own strength; it is by the hand of your Almighty God that you will complete the work that I have given you to do. Remember, it is not by your might or by your power, but by the Spirit of the Living God, your God. We are building this together and I will complete all things that I have started for it is in Me that you live, move and have your being. You have come to a threshold. You have come to the point at which something new begins and your present circumstances must change. You have come to the place where the shift will take place. My child you will cross over into the promise. This threshold that is before you is a doorway and an entrance into the promise. So do not allow yourself to be intimidated to stop the work now; you have come too far to turn back now. Press forward. As you press into the fulfillment your enemy will be put to shame when he realizes that although he has come against you in one way in fright and humiliation he will flee from you in seven different ways. My beloved be fully persuaded that greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world. I Am the restorer of the breaches in the wall of your life and if you will move in faith and trust you will see the full manifestation and restoration of all that has been lost in the last season. Do not be intimidated by your enemy instead let the intimidation develop a resolve in your spirit man to war with greater determination to finish the assignment, says the Lord.

Nehemiah 6:16 “When our enemies and the surrounding nations heard about it, they were frightened and humiliated. They realized this work had been done with the help of our God.”


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