Nehemiah set a couple of requests and the king

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Nehemiah set a couple of requests and the king granted all. Nehemiah left for the city, he rested and then examined the walls to determine a plan. Making some suggestions, he laid out the plan to the officials. Nehemiah had opposition from both inside and outside, there was distress and division among the people. Also the enemies tried stopping their plans. When the wall was finished Nehemiah lacked the manpower to defend the city. As a leader whom God chose we read that Nehemiah had some qualities that helped withstand his enemies. Nehemiah had a very strong faith in God, for he declares in 4:14 in the midst of the opposition that God is great and no enemy can overcome the people of Judea. Nehemiah was a man of prayer; this is encountered throughout the whole book. From the start to the end prayer is a dominant characteristic. - 7 -
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ReadGHL_Historical Books Nehemiah called on God for his protection and stood upon trust in God firm in the face of the opposition while the wall was being rebuilt. Nehemiah was also a man who helped his fellow Judeans and people they had to close up the broken-down parts of the wall and rebuild the gates, which must not have been an easy task to do. Lastly, Nehemiah was obedient to God; therefore he was part of one of the greatest spiritual renewals in the history of Israel. These qualities of which Nehemiah consisted of are very relevant for Christian leaders of today as well. Firstly, a Christian leader must be obedient to the Lord’s plans and instructions; otherwise the word would never get done. For example if a leader decides to do what ever he wants to, then the church would probably take a long time to reach their goals, therefore the helpers, elders also play an important role – accountability. Christian leaders must also be people who pray a lot, making sure what God’s plan and instructions are. To follow a plan and rebuild, one must know the plan and follow certain steps…same with God’s plan. Christian leaders must be servant hearted people, people who love others and want to help those in need and improve the situation. Also a leader must have strong faith in God. Leaders must be able to stand face to face with the enemy and believe that God will protect and continue with the plan He has given the servant. A Christian leader’s faith should be strong and no matter what the odds and how possible it seems, one must believe that God has a miracle waiting to happen, because He is God, great, powerful, almighty and incredible. - 8 -
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ReadGHL_Historical Books Assignment 10: Introduction In this assignment I will briefly explain why there is doubt in some scholars about the history of the book of Esther and also offer some reasons why we should accept its historicity as evangelists. Also I will discuss how God is the central character in the book of Esther.
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  • Fall '19
  • Tanakh, Book of Esther, Ketuvim, Book of Ezra, Books of Chronicles, Book of Nehemiah

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