Updated: Sep 8, 2021
Dr. Stephen Phinney
"The remnant there in the province who survived the captivity are in great distress and reproach, and the wall of Jerusalem is broken down and its gates are burned with fire." (Nehemiah 1:3)
At the time of Nehemiah, the protective walls guarding Jerusalem were broken down. The morale & infrastructure of the city was deplorable. The Jews were acting like Babylonians. The men of the city were lazy and functioned like cowards. The leadership was covertly allowing religions outside of Judaism to penetrate the hearts of their people - resulting in a pluralistic lukewarm liberal society.
Does this sound familiar?
Even though the United States is known for dropping its borders, Israel AND many other countries are in the process of being set up by Satan, one more time, to return to a state of affairs of the days of Nehemiah.
According to sound eschatology, there will be NO Nehemiah to be found this last and final round. In fact, two prophets in the likeness of Nehemiah will be sent directly from Heaven. However, since the Age of Grace will have passed by this time, these prophets will handle the liberal modalities of Israel via the Law.
Nehemiah was a gifted young man. He was known for his immovability in Judaism, politics, and ability to build. He was born in Babylon and raised in exile - he understood the ramifications of bondage. He grew up under a father who was passionate regarding the preservation of Israel. So much so, he equips his son with skills that mark the idealism of leadership to this day. In fact, present-day orthodox Jewish leaders consider him one of their greatest historical leaders.
Nehemiah led three returns by the Jewish people following their seventy-year exile in Babylon to set up a plan to rebuild the morale, Judaist rights, practices, and political rule. Little did he realize, his lead