How to Overcome Opposition: Part 3 Nehemiah

How to overcome opposition: Part 3 Nehemiah

Nehemiah faced very strong opposition as he rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem and he overcame the opposition and finished rebuilding the walls by arming his builders for he says, The builders who rebuilt the walls of Jerusalem had swords girded at their sides as they built. (Nehemiah 4:17-18)

Therefore as you do your physical work that is being opposed, ensure that you are also wearing your spiritual armor. 

This armor which is described in Ephesians 6 consists of:
the helmet  of salvation
the breastplate of righteousness
the belt of truth
the shoes of the Gospel
the shield of faith 
the sword of the spirit 

This means that before you leave for the place where you are doing the work that is facing stiff opposition, you should prepare yourself by wearing the shoes of the Gospel by reading the Bible. 

You should also ensure that you are saved. If you are not saved, say with your mouth that "Jesus is Lord" and believe in your heart that when He died for our sins God raised Him from the dead and you will be saved. (Romans 10:9)

Once you get to your workplace ensure that as you go about doing your physical work you are wearing the breastplate of righteousness by doing the right thing in the sight of God at all times and that you have also tied the belt of truth by being truthful all the time.

Make sure that you also hold the shield of faith by believing that you will succeed in completing the work that is being opposed and utilize the sword of the spirit by speaking overcoming Scriptures as you work like No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17) 
No weapon formed against me shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)

In addition, ensure that you are also meditating on Scriptures for overcoming opposition like the following:
Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh: Is there anything too hard for me? (Jeremiah 32:27)

I will go before you and make the crooked paths straight, I will break in pieces bronze gates and I will cut the iron bars. (Isaiah 45:2)

God gives power to the weak. (Isaiah 40:29)

A sparrow does not fall without God's consent. (Matthew 10:29)

Above all take the shield of faith with which you will be able to put out all the fiery darts of the wicked one. (Ephesians 6:16)

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or distressed. There are more with us than with him. With him are mere men but with us is our God. (2 Chronicles 32:7-8)

Do not be afraid. Do not be dismayed. The battle is not yours. It is the Lord's. (2 Chronicles 20:15)

Do not be afraid because I am with you. Do not be dismayed because I am your God. I will strengthen you. I will help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)

In all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us. (Romans 8:37)

I can do all things through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
10 Scriptures for overcoming opposition



Christian Tip to Remember
You can face stiff opposition as you do God's work for Nehemiah  was facing the strong opposition that you can read about in Nehemiah 4 as he was doing the work that "God had placed in my heart to do in Jerusalem" (Nehemiah 2:12)




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