Ninth & O Baptist Church

Don’t Be Surprised When the Devil Strikes Back (Nehemiah 4)

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Don’t Be Surprised When the Devil Strikes Back (Nehemiah 4)

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Don’t Be Surprised When the Devil Strikes Back

Nehemiah 4

--There is seldom significant spiritual advancement without supernatural opposition.

--1 Peter 4:12: Dear friends, do not be surprised at the fiery ordeal that has come on you to test you, as though something strange were happening to you.

  1. Godless opposition disparages God’s work: Nehemiah’s enemies (4:1-3)
    2 Prayer and godly determination go hand-in-hand: Nehemiah’s response (4:4-6)
  2. Opposition often intensifies its effort when resisted: Nehemiah’s enemies react (4:7-8)
  3. Beware of growing discouraged and fearful of the enemies' attacks: Nehemiah's challenge (4:9-14)
    --There is so much rubble! What’s the use?
  4. God fights for his people and he expects his people to fight for him: Nehemiah’s call to resistance (4:15-20)