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Nehemiah 4 | Frank Mayfield

January 28 2024

Nehemiah 4 | Frank Mayfield

January 28 2024
Book: Nehemiah

Nehemiah 4 sees the return of Sanballat and his cronies,
Nehemiah’s chief opponents. They escalate their threats from merely verbal, to physical
and then mortal, making death threats against Nehemiah’s team. Nehemiah shows us
how to face opposition to God’s work, be it physical opposition or spiritual opposition
from the devil. The key in both Nehemiah’s day and in our day is God’s decisive victory
that changes everything for God’s people. In the gospel, Jesus vanquished our greatest
opponents, Satan sin and death and gives the upper hand in spiritual warfare, in which
we are to be vigilant whilst also safe in the knowledge that Satan cannot do us any real
harm.