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Nehemiah Ch.6. Staying Centered in Christ. Nehemiah 6. Introduction. Nehemiah 6. Introduction The work continues. Nehemiah 6. Introduction The work continues Nehemiah has faced opposition from outside forces and interior corruption. Nehemiah 6. Introduction The work continues

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Nehemiah ch 6

Nehemiah Ch.6

Staying Centered in Christ


Nehemiah 6
Nehemiah 6

  • Introduction


Nehemiah 61
Nehemiah 6

  • Introduction

    • The work continues


Nehemiah 62
Nehemiah 6

  • Introduction

    • The work continues

    • Nehemiah has faced opposition from outside forces and interior corruption


Nehemiah 63
Nehemiah 6

  • Introduction

    • The work continues

    • Nehemiah has faced opposition from outside forces and interior corruption

    • But the wall is almost complete!


Nehemiah 6 1 19 nasb95
Nehemiah 6:1–19 (NASB95)

1 Now when it was reported to Sanballat, Tobiah, to Geshem the Arab and to the rest of our enemies that I had rebuilt the wall, and that no breach remained in it, although at that time I had not set up the doors in the gates,


Nehemiah 6 1 19 nasb951
Nehemiah 6:1–19 (NASB95)

2 then Sanballat and Geshem sent a message to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together at Chephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they were planning to harm me. 3 So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.


Nehemiah 6 1 19 nasb952
Nehemiah 6:1–19 (NASB95)

Why should the work stop while I leave it and come down to you?” 4 They sent messages to me four times in this manner, and I answered them in the same way. 5 Then Sanballat sent his servant to me in the same manner a fifth time with an open letter in his hand.


Nehemiah 6 1 19 nasb953
Nehemiah 6:1–19 (NASB95)

6 In it was written, “It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says, that you and the Jews are planning to rebel; therefore you are rebuilding the wall. And you are to be their king, according to these reports.


Nehemiah 6 1 19 nasb954
Nehemiah 6:1–19 (NASB95)

7 “You have also appointed prophets to proclaim in Jerusalem concerning you, ‘A king is in Judah!’ And now it will be reported to the king according to these reports. So come now, let us take counsel together.”



The enemies new tactic1
The Enemies New Tactic

  • Most of the attack to this point has been against the work and the mission


The enemies new tactic2
The Enemies New Tactic

  • Most of the attack to this point has been against the work and the mission

  • This is a personal attack against Nehemiah


The enemies new tactic3
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open


The enemies new tactic4
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open

    • Get him away from the work


The enemies new tactic5
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open

    • Get him away from the work

    • Get him away from the people


The enemies new tactic6
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open

    • Get him away from the work

    • Get him away from the people

    • Falsely accuse him of self-aggrandizement


The enemies new tactic7
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open

    • Get him away from the work

    • Get him away from the people

    • Falsely accuse him of self-aggrandizement

    • Make him angry so he will come out and fight


The enemies new tactic8
The Enemies New Tactic

  • An attempt to draw him out into the open

    • Get him away from the work

    • Get him away from the people

    • Falsely accuse him of self-aggrandizement

    • Make him angry so he will come out and fight

What is Nehemiah to do?


Nehemiah 64
Nehemiah 6

8 Then I sent a message to him saying, “Such things as you are saying have not been done, but you are inventing them in your own mind.” 9 For all of them were trying to frighten us, thinking,


Nehemiah 65
Nehemiah 6

“They will become discouraged with the work and it will not be done.” But now, O God, strengthen my hands.



Nehemiah s response1
Nehemiah’s Response

  • Nehemiah decides to stay at the work, because he has done nothing wrong.


Nehemiah s response2
Nehemiah’s Response

  • Nehemiah decides to stay at the work, because he has done nothing wrong.

  • He and his people have the truth on their side


Nehemiah 66
Nehemiah 6

10 When I entered the house of Shemaiah the son of Delaiah, son of Mehetabel, who was confined at home, he said, “Let us meet together in the house of God, within the temple, and let us close the doors of the temple,


Nehemiah 67
Nehemiah 6

for they are coming to kill you, and they are coming to kill you at night.” 11 But I said, “Should a man like me flee? And could one such as I go into the temple to save his life? I will not go in.” 12 Then I perceived that surely God had not sent him,


Nehemiah 68
Nehemiah 6

but he uttered his prophecy against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. 13 He was hired for this reason, that I might become frightened and act accordingly and sin, so that they might have an evil report in order that they could reproach me.


Nehemiah 69
Nehemiah 6

14 Remember, O my God, Tobiah and Sanballat according to these works of theirs, and also Noadiah the prophetess and the rest of the prophets who were trying to frighten me.


The opposite extreme
The Opposite Extreme

  • To flee would be to stop the work, and not trust in God


The opposite extreme1
The Opposite Extreme

  • To flee would be to stop the work, and not trust in God

  • To shut himself up in the temple would be a violation of God’s word


The opposite extreme2
The Opposite Extreme

2 Chronicles 23:6 (NASB95) — 6 “But let no one enter the house of the Lord except the priests and the ministering Levites; they may enter, for they are holy. And let all the people keep the charge of the Lord.

  • To flee would be to stop the work, and not trust in God

  • To shut himself up in the temple would be a violation of God’s word


The opposite extreme3
The Opposite Extreme

  • To flee would be to stop the work, and not trust in God

  • To shut himself up in the temple would be a violation of God’s word

  • He sees through the deception by using the scriptures


The opposite extreme4
The Opposite Extreme

1 John 4:1 (NLT) — 1 Dear friends, do not believe everyone who claims to speak by the Spirit. You must test them to see if the spirit they have comes from God. For there are many false prophets in the world.

  • To flee would be to stop the work, and not trust in God

  • To shut himself up in the temple would be a violation of God’s word

  • He sees through the deception by using the scriptures


A common tactic
A Common Tactic

  • God’s enemies are often content to push people into one of two extremes


A common tactic1
A Common Tactic

Fearful Hiding


A common tactic2
A Common Tactic

Fearful Hiding


A common tactic3
A Common Tactic

Fearful Hiding

Over Aggression


A common tactic4
A Common Tactic

Centered in the truth

Fearful Hiding

Over Aggression


Sanballat s objective
Sanballat’s Objective

  • To hinder the progress of the work


Sanballat s objective1
Sanballat’s Objective

  • To hinder the progress of the work

    • Coming out to fight?

    • Hiding in the temple?


Sanballat s objective2
Sanballat’s Objective

  • To hinder the progress of the work

    • Coming out to fight?

    • Hiding in the temple?

  • In both cases the work stops


Sanballat s objective3
Sanballat’s Objective

  • To hinder the progress of the work

    • Coming out to fight?

    • Hiding in the temple?

  • In both cases the work stops

  • Nehemiah is killed, or discredited



Nehemiah avoids the trap1
Nehemiah avoids the trap

  • 1) Stays to what He know God wants Him to do


Nehemiah avoids the trap2
Nehemiah avoids the trap

  • 1) Stays to what He know God wants Him to do

  • 2) Doesn’t feel the need to attack his enemies


Nehemiah avoids the trap3
Nehemiah avoids the trap

  • 1) Stays to what He know God wants Him to do

  • 2) Doesn’t feel the need to attack his enemies

  • 3) Is guided by the truth of God’s word



This tactic is super common1
This Tactic is Super Common

  • Let’s look at two examples of how this works in our culture



1 god s character nature1
1) God’s Character/Nature

God is the

domineering destroyer of fun


1 god s character nature2
1) God’s Character/Nature

God is the

domineering destroyer of fun

God is a wispy, flimsy, spineless, deity, with nothing of substance to say


God the destroyer
God the destroyer

  • Not someone you want to get close to


God the destroyer1
God the destroyer

  • Not someone you want to get close to

  • Who needs more guilt, shame, uptightness?


God the destroyer2
God the destroyer

  • Not someone you want to get close to

  • Who needs more guilt, shame, uptightness?

  • If God is so harsh He must be evil because He allows so much evil in the world


God the destroyer3
God the destroyer

  • Not someone you want to get close to

  • Who needs more guilt, shame, uptightness?

  • If God is so harsh He must be evil because He allows so much evil in the world

  • If He hates us so much, then what is Jesus all about?


God the wimp
God the wimp

  • Why should we respect Him and how can we follow Him if He has nothing to say?


God the wimp1
God the wimp

  • Why should we respect Him and how can we follow Him if He has nothing to say?

  • He must be weak because He allows so much evil in the world


God the wimp2
God the wimp

  • Why should we respect Him and how can we follow Him if He has nothing to say?

  • He must be weak because He allows so much evil in the world

  • If all paths lead to God why did Jesus have to die?


God s enemies
God’s Enemies

  • Paint God in the extremes so that we will fail to see His glory!


The truth is radically different
The Truth is Radically Different

  • Jesus is both the Lion and the Lamb


The truth is radically different1
The Truth is Radically Different

  • Jesus is both the Lion and the Lamb

John 1:29–30 (NASB95) — 29 The next day he saw Jesus coming to him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!


The truth is radically different2
The Truth is Radically Different

  • Jesus is both the Lion and the Lamb

Hebrews 10:30–31 (NASB95) — 30 For we know Him who said, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge His people.” 31 It is a terrifying thing to fall into the hands of the living God.


The truth is radically different3
The Truth is Radically Different

  • It is the cross that unifies this picture of God and reveals His just nature and infinite mercy


The truth is radically different4

Romans 3:25–26 (NLT) — 25 For God presented Jesus as the sacrifice for sin. People are made right with God when they believe that Jesus sacrificed his life, shedding his blood. This sacrifice shows that God was being fair when he held back and did not punish those who sinned in times past, 26 for he was looking ahead and including them in what he would do in this present time. God did this to demonstrate his righteousness, for he himself is fair and just, and he declares sinners to be right in his sight when they believe in Jesus.

The Truth is Radically Different

  • It is the cross that unifies this picture of God and reveals His just nature and infinite mercy


The tactic
The Tactic

  • The enemies of God are satisfied with anything that obscures the truth


The tactic1
The Tactic

  • The enemies of God are satisfied with anything that obscures the truth

You earn your way to God


The tactic2
The Tactic

  • The enemies of God are satisfied with anything that obscures the truth

You earn your way to God

God doesn’t judge evil


The tactic3
The Tactic

  • The enemies of God are satisfied with anything that obscures the truth

You earn your way to God

God doesn’t judge evil


2 the same goes for god s people
2) The same goes for God’s people


2 the same goes for god s people1
2) The same goes for God’s people


2 the same goes for god s people2
2) The same goes for God’s people



What to do1
What to do?

  • Don’t buy the lie!


What to do2
What to do?

  • Don’t buy the lie!

  • Seek out the truth of God’s word


What to do3
What to do?

  • Don’t buy the lie!

  • Seek out the truth of God’s word

  • Seek good council to avoid over-reactions


What to do4
What to do?

  • Don’t buy the lie!

  • Seek out the truth of God’s word

  • Seek good council to avoid over-reactions

  • Beware of fear that takes you away from the work


Nehemiah 6 15 16 nasb95
Nehemiah 6:15–16 (NASB95) —

15 So the wall was completed on the twenty-fifth of the month Elul, in fifty-two days. 16 When all our enemies heard of it, and all the nations surrounding us saw it, they lost their confidence; for they recognized that this work had been accomplished with the help of our God.


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