Let’s rebuild the walls and gates
Then said I unto them, Ye see the distress that we are in, how Jerusalem lieth waste, and the gates thereof are burned with fire: come, and let us build up the wall of Jerusalem, that we be no more a reproach.Then I told them of the hand of my God which was good upon me; as also the king’s words that he had spoken unto me. And they said, Let us rise up and build. So they strengthened their hands for this good work.
When Nehemiah heard news about the desolation of Jerusalem he was very concerned and he went into prayer and fasting seeking God for favor before the king.
Nehemiah was the King’s cupbearer. As he went to serve the king, the King asked if he was troubled since he didn’t look sick. He then explained to the king about the condition of his Jerusalem walls; the king gave him permission to travel to rebuild the walls.
When Nehemiah arrived in Jerusalem he took a few men and went in the night to inspect the wall. After He had inspected, he told the noble, Priest and others about rebuilding the walls and they all agreed to rebuild the walls.
Walls: is use as a means of protection and security.
Gates: Control the entry or exit (door ways)
In biblical times the gates was a placed where rulers met and counsel was given, business transactions were made, public announcements were given and court was convened. Prophets also use the gate to prophesy.
How do we rebuild our walls
We rebuild our wall through strategic prayer.
We need to let the Holy Spirit be our spiritual gatekeeper because when he stands there we have security and protection.
We must secure our space and be careful who we let in and who we let out. Not allowing negativity, hopelessness, frustration, doubt and worry into our space but instead we must allow the holy spirit in, which give us love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, goodness, faith and temperance.
Let us rebuild the walls and gates of our lives,
We must prayer for our families.
Our communities and neighborhood.
In our city and nation.
Lift up your heads, O ye gates; and be ye lift up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord strong and mighty, the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your heads, O ye gates; even lift them up, ye everlasting doors; and the King of glory shall come in. Who is this King of glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of glory. Psalm 24:7-10