TIME TO RETURN TO THE LAND! LESSONS FOR TODAY. NehemiaH. From Egypt to the Promised Land From the Promised Land To Exile Babylon and Assyria From Babylon Exile back to the Promised Land From The Promised Land To The Diaspora From The Diaspora to the Return to the Land
The last King of Babylon is Belshazzar, he is well versed in Jewish prophecy and new that the G-d of Israel had a reputation. He had to be reckoned with and therefore the rulers kept up with Jewish beliefs and took Jewish prophets, such as Jeremiah seriously.
Another feast celebrating G-d’s abandonment of Israel puts in motion a plot to annihilate the Jews.
You would think that the Jews would jump up, pack up and go. But that’s not what happens. Of what is probably a millions Jews living in the empire only 42,000 go back-only about 5% of those that went into exile 70 years earlier go back and the remaining 95% stays put.
The answer is the same for 370 BCE, as it is for 1948, as it is for today. The Diaspora is nice, its more comfortable to live in Brooklyn or Los Angeles or Toronto the in Israel. Why move if you have a nice big house in America and a nice standard of living and two cars, and you have nice schools.Going home
Exiled to Babylon, they witness the fall of a mighty empire before their very eyes as the Persians invade
The book of Nehemiah is not only a wonderful record of a crucial period in the history of Israel, but is also has amazing paraells to Israel today and the Restoration of ALL of IsraelNehemiah the book
Nehemiah was cupbearer to the king, a position of influence and honor. He lived in the palace, and his life was one of physical ease. Yet, he was a man who maintained a passion for the truth of God and Torah and therefore embodied four characteristics that made him Gods man for the hour.
Chapter 1Nehemiah-a man of god
Prayer was the key to Nehemiahs success
Nehemiah was able to transmit his own vision and passion to others as he acknowledged God as the source of all success and the only solution to every problemNehemiahs confidence
Nehemiah was a man who understood the necessity of cooperation in order to achieve Gods purposes. He was a team builder extraordinaire!
He is a picture of
Gods rebuilding of
The House Of David
Ezekiel 37Nehemiahs cooperation
Rebuilding the Wall. Everyone worked in unity to rebuild the wall. Unity is the key to accomplishing G0ds purpose and will.
1 Cor 12Nehemiah 3
Opposition we hear today from those in the traditional Christian Church against us who are returning to Torah and our Hebrew Roots in Yeshua. We are walking the walk He walked!