Nehemiah 1:3 “And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down and the gates thereof are burned with fire.”

Nehemiah asked after his brethren, like we’ve seen in our previous meditation, even though his body was in Persia his heart was in Jerusalem. Unfortunately, the news he was given was not a good one. It was obvious that his beloved brethren and their homes are in a very bad state.

Even though he was enjoying in the palace, his people were in great turmoil. They were under a terrible affliction. Their problem was very complicated.

Nehemiah’s brethren referred to the people as remnant or survivors from the captivity. They said they were in great affliction and suffering from reproach. They also said the wall of Jerusalem was broken and their gates had been burnt with fire. The enemy was all out against them. The situation as described was very pathetic and it seem as if there was no way out.

There was an extreme demonic attack on those people. When you look critically at all what they said about them, you will discover it is very similar to what people are going through in our days. Those are the major attacks you see people complain about, but the good news is that once you identify those symptoms, you must never give in to them. You must never accept them as your own reality.

Let’s take a look at how they described the men of Jerusalem.

When they called them remnants, it means they were barely surviving, in order words they were just managing to get by.

Beloved, it is a lie of the devil to make you a mere survivor. You must never settle for anything less than what God has called you. Men may describe you as a remnant but you must never accept it as your norm.

When God looks at you even in that seemingly low state, He doesn’t see a remnant or survivor, what God sees is a man that is more than a conqueror.

To be continued…

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