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.”

…From yesterday…

Beloved, another terminology they used for them is reproach. This talks about shame and disgrace but I’m glad to let you know that even shame has been deal with by Christ for us.

Joshua 5:9 “And the LORD said unto Joshua, This day have I rolled away the reproach of Egypt from off you. Wherefore the name of the place is called Gilgal unto this day.”

He rolled reproach away from us permanently. In case you’re still ashamed or thinking reproach, you’re simply trying to go take back what has been rolled away! In Joshua 5:9, it says the name of the place is called Gilgal “unto this day”; meaning the effect is still potent even today.

They also told Nehemiah that the wall is broken and the gates are destroyed. In order words, those men are completely exposed and left at the mercy of their enemies.

Friend, nobody keeps something valuable in a city without walls. They were actually telling Nehemiah that there is nothing valuable in Jerusalem again. They were claiming that the city is completely destroyed and uninhabitable. Well, hear God:

Zechariah 2:4 “And said unto him, Run speak to this young man, saying Jerusalem shall be inhabited as towns without walls for the multitude of men and cattle therein:”

Zechariah 2:5 “For I, saith the LORD, will be unto her a wall of fire round about, and will be the glory in the midst of her.”

They might think you’re exposed, without a wall or fence, having no defense in place. I have news for you, God is saying, it is for expansion.

God said in Zechariah 2:4 that rather than think you’re exposed, start seeing the multitude coming! Start seeing the limitations removed!

To now keep your mind at rest, God said, himself has become not an ordinary wall but a wall of fire for you!

Friends, we are not exposed, we are kept and surrounded by the Almighty Himself! Anyone that tries to attack because the city seem exposed will be consumed.

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