Discouragement, negativity and slander has been around and very present in the atmosphere these past few weeks.
The devil has no problem slandering us and God! He loves to yank on lies like, “You are not important, after all who do you think you are?” “What you are doing with God is not important”
Disrespect has always been a key signature of his ways.
This is an atmosphere that does not reflect heaven.
So I sat down with Father God and asked him for the key to shut this up.
He immediately took me to Nehemiah.
“When Sanballat, Tobiah, Geshem the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall and that there were no more breaks in it—even though I hadn’t yet installed the gates—Sanballat and Geshem sent this message: “Come and meet with us at Kephirim in the valley of Ono.” I knew they were scheming to hurt me so I sent messengers back with this: “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?” Nehemiah? 6:2-6 MSG
When the enemy talks to us he definitely wants to draw us into the valley of O No!! O no valley is a negative, foreboding place.
Negativity shuts down heaven and God’s truth!
I love Nehemiah response! It was sassy and full of authority. “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?”
His knew his authority and used it to stay in truth and hold value on God, himself and the work God has given to him to steward.
Discouragement, negativity and slander targets our authority. It will always ask us to come down. Come down in our thinking, our honor, our behaviours, our choices.
Remember your authority. God always asks us to come up, lift our eyes up, keep our eyes on Jesus.
We sit as CO-HEIRs with Jesus Christ whose name every knee will bow, who is the mighty glorious powerful son of the Most High God.
Our position is high, it’s next to Jesus!
Hebrews 10:35 says “Therefore do not cast away your confidence, which has great reward.”
Nehemiah was rebuilding the wall to stop the enemies coming into Jerusalem. For too long they had torn Jerusalem apart.
Nehemiah was building a new normal! We are on the same mission!
Use your authority and reply to the Devil’s slander, discouragement, and negativity, “I’m doing a great work; I can’t come down. Why should the work come to a standstill just so I can come down to see you?”
God bless you with the sassy authorative anointing of Nehemiah!
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