Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come and let us meet together at Hakkephirim in the plain of Ono.” But they intended to do me harm. And I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work and I cannot come down.
Have you ever noticed, when you finally make up your mind to obey God, live for Him, follow the Spirit’s lead, that’s when all hell suddenly breaks loose against you? I have come to realize that when you focus on living for God and doing His work, the enemy seeks relentlessly to get you off track.This the case with Nehemiah the governor and rebuilder of the wall of Jerusalem. He and his compatriots were knee-deep in fulfilling the work the Lord had given them. But to get them of track Sanballat and Gehsem decided to throw everything, every trick in the book, to get them off track. Our enemy also, would use all the dirty tricks in the his books to take us out of the game, slow us down, get us playing church, until we fall stupefied under his satanic spell.Check out some of the tricks he tried to pull on Nehemiah and:
Beware of enticements – verse 2 – come let us
Beware of ambushes and traps – verse 2, – they intended to harm him
Beware of smears – verse 6, 7, 13 slanderers, haters
Beware – he never stops verse 5 – always looking for an opportune time
Beware of fear tactics, intimidation – v 9 – fear and discouragement… he wants to catch you slipping
Beware of “the Lord told me to tell you” – verse 12 – lying deceiving spirits
Beware of distractions from prayer… See verse 14
Beware of secret agents-verse 17-19 – they will come in all shape and forms
The enemy will sent everything your way just to get you off track. For he knows as long as you are on track you are a terror to him and his kingdom. Stay the course, stay focused, stay on track, be vigilant for “your enemy the devil is looking for those whom he may devour.” Resist him!
Say “ONO (oh no) I am not coming down. I am not going to compromise. I am not going to fall. I am not going back to my old ways. I am not going to be deceived. I am not giving you a foot hold. I rebuke you satan. Get behind me devil. Be gone in Jesus name!
I am doing a great work I cannot come down.I’ve got some momentumI’m making progressI wouldn’t trade another lifetime for how I feel right nowOno/Oh no