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Sunday, November 17, 2013

Neheymiya




 Story of Nehemiya
Scribe in the period of king Arthakshatha in Persian - Ac 423

When Nehemiya heard the sad news from Hnani a relative and people of his home town, he began to  wept, and mourned for days, fasting and praying.

, ‘O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God who keeps covenant and steadfast love with those who love him and keep his commandments;6let your ear be attentive and your eyes open to hear the prayer of your servant that I now pray before you day and night for your servants the people of Israel, confessing the sins of the people of Israel, which we have sinned against you. Both I and my family have sinned. 7We have offended you deeply, failing to keep the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances that you commanded your servant Moses.8Remember the word that you commanded your servant Moses, “If you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the peoples; 9but if you return to me and keep my commandments and do them, though your outcasts are under the farthest skies, I will gather them from there and bring them to the place at which I have chosen to establish my name.”10They are your servants and your people, whom you redeemed by your great power and your strong hand. 11O Lord, let your ear be attentive to the prayer of your servant, and to the prayer of your servants who delight in revering your name. Give success to your servant today, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man!’
With the permission of King 2nd Sirus in Persian at the time of AC 539 the people who came to Jerusalem  began to renovate the church but had to stop working because of  protest and various problems for 16 years
When prophet Haggai Sekeriya involved during that period and encourages them to precede the task
Under the District leader  Serubibabel and high Priest Joshuwa, again they began the  constructions.
After that people from Judah  along with Esra had to teach them Word of God
After few years later, the 3rd time, Nehemiah came with the Judah crowd as the Governor.

He began to Construct the wall completely  repaired locks of the gates, and repair all ruins.

This is Nehemiah Ch 1:1 The words of Nehemiah son of Hacaliah. In the month of Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capital

Meaning of the name Nehemiya is” Comfort”.

So Now Nehemiya planed every thing in order to build the wall. Within 52 inmidst of difficulties and obstructions he managed to complete the task successfully.

Although within limited period Nehemiah completed the task but to build society, self confidence, encourage the people of Jews, took long time.

He did not forget to Glorify Almighty God, for the vision given to him to build the wall.

This story is a good example for our life. There should be a plan to accomplish a task in time.

The characteristic of Nehemeya

Facing the challengers without hesitation

Sympathy over bereft, honesty and God fearing.