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 leadership actions would become the last historical writings of the Old Testament - literally ushering in the birth, life, and prophetic actions of Jesus Christ. This leader was the needle’s head of Old Testament prophecies. Today we know that Nehemiah demonstrated the exact actions that Jesus would fulfill in Revelation’s book. I believe that Nehemiah is the Old Testament’s preview of the abilities, actions, and character of Jesus Christ.
The methodology most known by Judaists and indwelt Christians is - Nehemiah’s mandate of the building is by way of keeping a brick in one hand and a sword in the other. Meaning, while rebuilding, be ready to defend your homeland & the doctrines of God at all times. This method propagated a form of leadership that has preserved countries and corporations to this day.
However, due to the Satanic pressure of keeping the masses of countries happy, the lion’s share of governments have dropped their walls to unify under the banner of one-world peace. To keep our message congruent, the greatest percentage of countries are returning to the now updated New Babylon stated in Revelation’s book. The obvious connection - Israel and global societies will return to the place Nehemiah & God’s people were once in bondage.
Solomon once said, “There is nothing new under the sun.” No truer words. Satan is predictable. Since he is not an originator, he reuses the same madness methods throughout continuous history. The keynote to remember is, Babylon has and will continue to be Satan’s kingdom of darkness. Many eschatologists consider America to be this new Babylon. While I get their logic in this claim, Babylon is a global system of function - in belief AND governance. If you look carefully, you can see symbols, rhetoric, and religious beliefs splattered throughout every country in our modern world today.
Satan is relentless in embedding his system of religious governance in every culture, country, and individualized belief of our global society. Horus or Her, Heru, Hor, Har in Ancient Egyptian, is one of the most significant ancient Egyptian Babylonian deities who served many functions, most notably god of kingship and the sky - principality of the air (Eph 2:2). Horus is ultimately depicted as a feminine god that rules all kings. Revelation’s book refers to this entity as “Jezebel” (Revelation 2:20).
Back in Nehemiah’s day, he fought this Horus influence that was permeating Israel. While the Israelites were in bondage to Egypt, they integrated this “she-god” into Judaism, which later surfaced as “feminism” throughout modern cultures. Since Nehemiah was more than familiar with this demonic ideology, he set out to rid this “she-god” from the land of Israel. This was his primary motive hidden behind his God-sized ability to lead and rebuild.
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