Nehemiah Part 8
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So if we refuse Him, The Word of God, that speaks, then how could we escape Him, Almighty God, that spoke on earth and will from heaven? We cannot of course, so why would we not want to take it from Him, take it from His Word, not the traditions of man and religion. God’s voice shook the earth, and HE told us that He will shake both heaven and earth at the return of Jesus Christ, and those things, false doctrine, traditions of men, religion, church doctrines, will be shaken off at the second advent when Jesus’s feet hit the Mount of Olives. God’s Kingdom is eternal, with Jesus setting up that temple on earth eternally at His return. Our God is a consuming fire, so embrace His love today – hear His Word, not man’s. And as quoted from here:
Haggai 2:6 “For thus saith the LORD of hosts; ‘Yet once, it is a little while, and I will shake the heavens, and the earth, and the sea, and the dry land.”
Haggai 2:7 “And I will shake all nations, and the desire of all nations shall come: and I will fill this house with glory, saith the LORD of hosts.”
When the LORD returns and finds the world in bed with Satan, spiritually, all the nations of the world will be part of the devil’s, the son of perdition of II Thessalonians 2:3-4 kingdom. Both heaven and earth shaken up, Jesus setting this earth right as here:
II Peter 3:8 “But, beloved, be not ignorant of this one thing, that one day is with the LORD as a thousand years, and a thousand years, and a thousand years as one day.”
II Peter 3:9 “The LORD is not slack concerning His promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.”
II Peter 3:10 “But the day of the LORD will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens shall pass away with a great noise, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat, the earth also and the works that are therein shall be burned up.”
elements (Strong’s 4747) something orderly in arrangement, i.e. a serial (basal or used for teaching beginners, fundamental, initial) constituent or one who authorizes to act as an agent, initial); rudiment or beginning, unformed or developed; (from base of Strong’s 4748) to march in (military) rank (keep step), i.e. to conform to virtue and piety, walk (orderly).
melt (Strong’s 3089) to loosen, break up, destroy, dissolve, loose, melt, put off.
The Lord’s Day then is one thousand years, the next age which we will be in the spiritual bodies as we read in I Corinthians 15:52. The LORD is very, very patient knowing that the majority of people living today, as Revelation 20:8 states, the number is as the sand of the sea that Satan will then re-released to re-test at the end of the thousand years, as during this earth age, they will worship Satan, son of perdition of II Thessalonians 2:3-4, thinking it is God or Jesus, or the religious figurehead of their religion. Now it will appear exactly when Revelation 12:7-9 happens, at God’s command Michael and his angels kick down Satan and his angels to earth and:
Revelation 6:12 “And I beheld when He had opened the sixth seal, and, lo, there was a great earthquake; and the sun became black as sackcloth of hair, and the moon became as blood;”Revelation 6:13 “And the stars of heaven fell unto the earth, even as a fig tree casteth her untimely figs, when she is shaken of a mighty wind.”
This then is the sixth seal, as Revelation 13:18 states the devil’s number is six, six and six, as Satan appears at the sixth trumpet, seal and vial of the book of Revelation, coming before Jesus, Who appears after at the seventh or last trumpet of I Corinthians 15:52. Then there also will be a great earthquake, Satan, an archangel as Ezekiel 28:13-14 states never born in the flesh, appearing brighter than the sun or moon. The fallen angels, stars are symbolic of angels as Revelation 1:20 states come down to earth. Then we see the time frame, the period of the generation of the fig tree, Satan and the fallen angels called untimely figs as they come before harvest time, or when the Lord Jesus appears. Then Satan’s reign on earth is for that five month period of Revelation 9:5. So as we read in Nehemiah 8:2 the first day of the seventh month as here:
Leviticus 23:23 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,”
Leviticus 23:24 “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, ‘In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.”
Leviticus 23:25 “Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.’”
This gives us the time of the sabbath and the blowing of trumpets, in which they were not to do servile work. And also:
Deuteronomy 31:9 “And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.”
Deuteronomy 31:10 “And Moses commanded them, saying, “At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,”
Deuteronomy 31:11 “When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.”
Deuteronomy 31:12 “Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:”Deuteronomy 31:13 “And that their children, which have not known anything, may hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.”
Every seven years they were to have the feast of tabernacles, or booths, in remembrance of the time the people of Israel spent in the wilderness to get to the promised land. Now back to:
Nehemiah 8:3 “And he read therein before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive unto the book of the law. “
Nehemiah (Strong’s 5166) consolation of Jah; or Jah comforts.
morning (Strong’s 216) illumination or luminary; daylight, morning, sun.
midday (Strong’s 4276) a halving or a middle; and (from Strong’s 3117) to be hot; a day (as the warm hours (literal from sunrise to sunset) or figurative (a space of time defined by an associated term).
hear (Strong’s 8085) to hear intelligently (attention, obedience, to tell), consider, discern, give ear, obey, perceive, witness.
understanding/understand (Strong’s 995) to separate mentally (or distinguish), i.e. understand, consider, instruct, skillful teach, give understanding, wise.
So in the street, or the open square, Ezra, the priest read the Word of God and the people, both men and women, paid attention. They began at sunrise until noon or midday. The role of the priest again is to teach so the people can hear, meaning to hear intelligently and to discern the Word, and then give them understanding, or be skillful in the Word of God so they, too, could study on their own. Not based on men’s traditions or church doctrines, where congregations are going by their churches, mosques or synagogues, or temples rules, but by God’s Rules, which is the Word of God. Now let’s go on:
Nehemiah 8:4 And Ezra the scribe stood upon a pulpit of wood, which they had made for the purpose; and beside him stood Mattithiah, and Shema, and Anaiah, and Urijah, and Hilkiah, and Maaseiah, on his right hand; and on his left hand, Pedaiah, and Mishael, and Malchiah, and Hashum, and Hashbadana, Zechariah, and Meshullam.”
pulpit (Strong’s 4026) a tower (from its size or height); a rostrum; a (pyramidal) bed of flowers.
purpose (Strong’s 1697) a word, matter (a spoken of) or thing; cause; (from Strong’s 1696) to arrange, speak, to subdue.
wood (Strong’s 6086) a tree (from its firmness; hence wood; (from Strong’s 6095) to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes) shut.
Mattithiah (Strong’s 4993) gift of Jah.
Shema (Strong’s 8087) (from Strong’s 8088) something heard, i.e. a sound, rumour, announcement; audience, report.
Anaiah (Strong’s 6055) Jah has covered.
Urijah (Strong’s 223) flame of Jah.
Maaseiah (Strong’s 4641) work of Jah.
Pedaiah (Strong’s 6305) Jah has ransomed.
Mishael (Strong’s 4332) who is that which God is?
Malchiah (Strong’s 4441) king of (i.e.) appointed by God.
Hashum (Strong’s 2828) enriched; (from same as Strong’s 2831) firm or capacious or large in resources) wealthy, princes.
Hashbadana (Strong’s 2806) considerate judge.
Zechariah (Strong’s 2148) Jah has remembered.
Meshullam (Strong’s 4918) allied; (from Strong’s 7999) to be safe (in mind, body or estate); to be completed; to be friendly.
Then they made Ezra the scribe, now he is called as Ezra God used to bring forward God’s Word, and we just studied the book of Ezra. They made him a pulpit, or a tower, of wood, which means wood, and even deeper something to make firm, and it also mean to close the eyes shut. Take note on the right hand the people with him were Mattithiah, meaning gift of Jah, and Shema, meaning something heard, and Anaiah, meaning Jah has covered, and Urijah, meaning flame of Jah, and Maaseiah, meaning work of Jah. We then have on Ezra’s left hand, Pedaiah, meaning Jah has ransomed, and Mishael, meaning who is like God?, and then Malchiah, king of God, and Hashum meaning enriched, and Hashbadana, meaning considerate judge, and Zechariah, meaning Jah has remembered, and then Meshullam, meaning allied. There were thirteen priests, and then with Ezra fourteen total. Then we see Who our High Priest is here:
Zechariah 3:1 "And he shewed me Joshua the high priest standing before the angel of the LORD, and Satan standing at his right hand to resist him."
Joshua (Strong’s 3091) Jehovah-saved Jehoshua; (from Strong’s 3068) the self-Existent or Eternal; (from Strong’s 1961) to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass; and (from Strong’s 3467) to be open, wide, free, i.e. to be safe; causative to free or succor.
We see here then Joshua, or Yehoshua, or Jesus in English, the High Priest before the angel of the LORD. Who is right there at God’s altar, none other than Satan on his right hand to resist Him! As we just read the word “wood”, meaning to close the eyes shut, is how Satan deceived as he did in the first earth age deceiving that one third of God’s people as Revelation 12:4 states. Now let’s see what Satan did right at the beginning of this earth age:
Genesis 2:16 “And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “Of every tree of the garden thou mayest freely eat:”
Genesis 2:17 “But of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat of it: for in the day that thou eatest thereof thou shalt surely die.”
Genesis 2:25 “And they were both naked, the man and his wife, and were not ashamed.
tree (Strong’s 6086) a tree (from its firmness; hence wood; (from Strong’s 6095) to fasten (or make firm), i.e. to close (the eyes) shut.
The LORD God commanded Adam to take of knowledge for anyone except, Satan, the tree, which is the same word as “wood” above, the base meaning to close the eyes shut, as Satan does this using God’s Word twisting it, and uses scripture to deceive as he did with Jesus in Matthew 4 and Luke 4. We see here both Adam and Eve were naked, or nude, but not ashamed. Now Satan, the serpent, beguiled or fully seduced Eve as here:
II Corinthians 11:3 “But I fear, lest by any means, as the serpent beguiled Eve through his subtilty, so your minds should be corrupted from the simplicity that is in Christ.”
beguiled (Strong’s 1818) to seduce wholly; (from Strong’s 1537) from, out, (from Strong’s 538)to cheat, i.e. delude, deceive.
subtilty (Strong’s 3834) adroitness, trickery or sophistry (cunning, craftiness); (from Strong’s 3835)all-working, ie. adroit (shrewd), crafty; (from Strong’s 3956)all, any, every, the whole , and (from Strong’s 2041) (to work) toil (as an effort or occupation); an act, deed, doing, labour, work.
So Satan fully seduced Eve, and with his trickery and craftiness, as remember Satan, an archangel, as in Ezekiel 28:
Ezekiel 28:2 “Son of man, say unto the prince of Tyrus, ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Thus saith the Lord GOD; ‘Because thine heart is lifted up, and thou hast said, ‘I am a GOD, I sit in the seat of God, in the midst of the seas;’ yet thou art a man, and not GOD. though thou set thine heart as the heart of God:”
Ezekiel 28:3 “Behold, thou art wiser than Daniel; there is no secret that they can hide from thee:”
Tyrus (Strong’s 6685) a fast; (from Strong’s 6684) to cover over (the mouth), i.e. to fast.
Satan this prince of Tyrus, meaning to cover over the mouth, or over God’s Word with his lies and deception. Satan then was condemned to perish in Ezekiel 28:18 because he sat in God’s seat claiming to be God over the peoples of the world, as seas or waters represent the nations in Revelation 17:15. God telling us Satan created wiser than Daniel, and no secret people could hide from him, except Satan cannot read our minds, but watches as a snake does its prey then strikes when the victim is at its weakest. Then back to:
Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtil than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, “Yea, hath God said, ‘Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden’?”
Genesis 3:2 “And the woman said unto the serpent, “We may eat of the fruit of the fruit of the trees of the garden:”
Genesis 3:3 “But of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, ‘Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.’”
Genesis 3:4 “And the serpent said unto the woman, “Ye shall not surely die:”
Genesis 3:5 “For God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as gods, knowing good and evil.”
Genesis 3:6 “And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat, and gave also unto her husband with her; and he did eat.”
Genesis 3:7 “And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons”Genesis 3:8 “And they heard the voice of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God amongst the trees of the garden.”
Genesis 3:9 “And the LORD God called unto Adam, and said unto him, “Where art thou?”
Genesis 3:10 “And he said, “I heard Thy voice in the garden and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
Genesis 3:11 “And He said, “Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?”
Genesis 3:12 “And the man said, “The woman whom Thou gavest to be with me, she gave me of the tree, and I did eat.”
Genesis 3:13 “And the LORD God said unto the woman, “What is that thou hast done?” And the woman said, “The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.”Genesis 3:14 “And the LORD God said unto the serpent, “Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life:”
Genesis 3:15 “And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her Seed; It shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise His heel.”
touch (Strong’s 5060) to touch, i.e. lay the hand upon (for any purpose; euphemism to lie with a woman); by implication to reach; violently to strike (punish, defeat, destroy)
seed (Strong’s 2233) seed, figuratively fruit, plant, sowing-time, posterity, child, (from Strong’s 2232) to sow, to disseminate, plant, fructify, bear, conceive seed, set with, sow or yield.
Satan then wiser than any living creature, or beast, and twists what God just commanded them not to listen to the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, or Satan. Eve then was deceived and then Adam. Then they sin, and we know by the location of their covering up their private parts, or aprons, and they were in a fig garden, as they used fig leaves. Before this they were naked with no shame, so it was the shame of the sin we see. Then we see the result of the sin is offspring or seed. There is the woman’s Seed, Jesus, Who did come and as God’s Word states Satan, by way of his, the serpent’s seed, his offspring the sons of Cain, bruised Jesus heel on the cross when they screamed crucify Him! Then Satan will perish, as God names the devil, the only son in God’s Word condemned to perish as Revelation 12:10 states. Satan then when he comes as son of perdition, in the religious role or at that wood pulpit, covering up the truth of God’s Word as here:
II Corinthians 11:13 “For such are false prophets, deceitful workers, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ.”
II Corinthians 11:14 “And no marvel; for Satan himself is transformed into an angel of light.”
transformed (Strong’s 3345) to transfigure or disguise; figuratively to apply (by accommodation); transfer, transform self; (from Strong’s 3346) transport, exchange, change sides, or pervert; (from Strong 3326) amid, association, succession , and (from Strong’s 5087) to place, appoint, bow, kneel down, lay aside, purpose, set forth.
So it’s no wonder that beforehand, at the time of the writing of II Corinthians 11 and up to this day, that Satan is working through religion and churches, these deceitful workers are disguised or changing their external appearance as religious people. So it’s no wonder or surprise that Satan, himself, will be disguised as an angel of light, as we read in Revelation 13:11 looking exactly as the Lamb of God, Jesus, but when the lies and deception come out of his mouth we know he is the dragon, who is Satan per Revelation 12:9 and Revelation 20:2. Now continuing on:
Nehemiah 8:5 “And Ezra opened the book in the sight of all the people; (for he was above all the people;) and when he opened it, all the people stood up:”
Nehemiah 8:6 “And Ezra blessed the LORD, the great God. And all the people answered, Amen, Amen, with lifting up their hands: and they bowed their heads, and worshipped the LORD with their faces to the ground.”Nehemiah 8:7 “Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.”Nehemiah 8:8 “So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.”distinctly (Strong’s 6567) to separate, (to disperse) or (to specify) to wound, scatter, declare, distinctly, shewing.
reading (Strong’s 4744) something called out, i.e. a public meeting (the act, the person, or the place); also a rehearsal, assembly, calling, convocation, reading; (from Strong’s 7121) to call out to (i.e. properly address by name), call for, mention, preach, proclaim, pronounce, publish, read, renowned, say (rather identical to Strong’s 7122 through idea of accosting a person met) to encounter, whether accidently or in a hostile manner, befall, by chance, come upon, fall out, happen, meet.
Ezra in the open square, teaching God’s Word openly, then the people stood up. All the people worshipped the LORD and their faces to the ground. Then we see thirteen more priests here in Nehemiah 8:7 and again, taught the word with understanding, separating subject and object, going chapter by chapter and verse by verse. They read God’s Word distinctly, meaning separating the Word, and reading it aloud in the meeting place. Now going on:
Nehemiah 8:9 “And Nehemiah, which is the Tirshatha, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said unto all the people, This day is holy unto the LORD your God; mourn not, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.”Nehemiah 8:10 “Then he said unto them, “Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
Tirshatha (Strong’s 8660) the title of a Persian deputy or governor
strength (Strong’s 4581) a fortified place, a defense, fortress, rock, strengthen.
Nehemiah was, remember, appointed as Tirshatha, or governor of the Persian government for this location in Jerusalem. So we have governmental authority as well as the religious authority, not appointed by man, but God, and Ezra, a servant of the Lord, a priest and scribe as God’s hand is in this rebuilding of His Wall as they were doing it by God’s Word, not man’s. The Levite priests teaching the people and they were very happy and wept because they had not heard God’s Word in such a long time, with understanding. This happens today when God blesses us with His Truth and we find so much in HIS Word, which we are always learning. Then they celebrated by God’s Word the feasts and remembered God, put Him first, making the day holy. We should be happy and joyous every day for the LORD is our strength, meaning our Rock, when this world is so out of control, especially in these end times, His Word sets up straight and we can relax. Know He is in control and be happy right now with Him! Then let’s go on:
Nehemiah 8:11 “So the Levites stilled all the people, saying, Hold your peace, for the day is holy; neither be ye grieved.”Nehemiah 8:12 “And all the people went their way to eat, and to drink, and to send portions, and to make great mirth, because they had understood the words that were declared unto them.”Nehemiah 8:13 “And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, unto Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.”Nehemiah 8:14 “And they found written in the law which the LORD had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:”Nehemiah 8:15 “And that they should publish and proclaim in all their cities, and in Jerusalem, saying, “Go forth unto the mount, and fetch olive branches, and pine branches, and myrtle branches, and palm branches, and branches of thick trees, to make booths, as it is written.”
The people respected, loved the Lord and listened to His Word and then rejoiced spending time together. Then on the second day, the chief leaders and priests got with Ezra so they, as teachers and leaders, could teach the people with understanding how to discern the Word of God or rightly divide, again following precept by precept, and chapter by chapter, following the subject and object through. They then followed the feasts of the booths or tabernacles as it was the seventh year. They were also to go to all of the cities where they lived and in Jerusalem God’s Word, and to celebrate this feast of booths as here:
Leviticus 23:33 “And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,”
Leviticus 23:34 “Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles for seven days unto the LORD.”
Leviticus 23:35 “On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.”
Leviticus 23:36 “Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.”
Leviticus 23:37 “These are the feasts of the LORD, which ye shall proclaim to be holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering made by fire unto the LORD, a burnt offering, and a meat offering, a sacrifice, and drink offerings, every thing upon his day:”
Leviticus 23:38 “Besides the sabbaths of the LORD, and beside your fits, and beside all your vows, and beside all your freewill offerings, which ye give unto the LORD.”
Leviticus 23:39 “Also in the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when ye have gathered in the fruit of the land, ye shall keep a feast unto the LORD seven days: on the first day shall be a sabbath, and on the eighth day shall be a sabbath.”
Leviticus 23:40 “And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.”
Leviticus 23:41 “And ye shall keep it a feast unto the LORD seven days in the year. It shall be a statute for ever in your generations: ye shall celebrate it in the seventh month.”
Leviticus 23:42 “Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:”
Leviticus 23:43 “That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel to dwell in booths, when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.’”
They followed this per God’s Word, to do no servile work, make the offerings and have the solemn assembly. Then at the fifteenth day of the seventh month, for seven days the feast of booths to remember the people living in the wilderness after God freed them with Moses leading them to the Promised Land. Then let’s finish here:
Nehemiah 8:16 “So the people went forth, and brought them, and made themselves booths, every one upon the roof of his house, and in their courts, and in the courts of the house of God, and in the street of the water gate, and in the street of the gate of Ephraim.”
Nehemiah 8:17 “And all the congregation of them that were come again out of the captivity made booths, and sat under the booths: for since the days of Jeshua the son of Nun unto that day had not the children of Israel done so. And there was very great gladness. “Nehemiah 8:18 “Also day by day, from the first day unto the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according unto the manner.
Jeshua (Strong’s 3091) Jehovah-saved Jehoshua; (from Strong’s 3068) the self-Existent or Eternal; (from Strong’s 1961) to exist, i.e. be or become, come to pass; and (from Strong’s 3467) to be open, wide, free, i.e. to be safe; causative to free or succor.
Nun (Strong’s 5126) perpetuity; (from Strong’s 5125) to resprout, i.e. propagate by shoots; to be perpetual, be continued.
solemn assembly (Strong’s 6116) an assembly, especially on a festival or holiday; (solemn) assembly (meeting); (from Strong’s 6113) to inclose; to hold back; also to maintain, rule, assemble, withhold self.
So they followed God’s Word, had the feasts of tabernacles, and all areas their houses, courts and the temporary houses of God as they were still to rebuild the temple. They had not done this since Joshua, meaning Jehovah saved, the son of Nun, meaning perpetuity, who God used after Moses passed on to lead the people to the promised land. So for many years they had gone so far from God’s Word. They read from the Word of God every day during this time, of rebuilding God’s Wall. This is a good example as today God is rebuilding that wall of protection around His people, because that son of perdition, Satan, will come first and sit in God’s throne for the five months of Revelation 9:5. We have to have the Ephesians 6:11 gospel armor, God’s Word, locked in our minds, that is our wall, so we are not deceived. Thank and praise God, as I do daily, for His Word, as He is the only Way! I love you for coming to His Word and learning more and so does He. His Word is our Wall!
Thank you dear God for your Word!
At His Service,
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