If so, you probably already know there WILL be opposition to it. Just think of Nehemiah who had great opposition in his day as he was rebuilding the walls around Jerusalem.
Now that's good. Your calling doesn't stop because of opposition, as we've seen a great amount of it this year...on the contrary, it happens in the middle of it.
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An Anointing to Build
The Lord recently began to speak to me about the anointing and grace that is on the people of God to build in this season. As the Lord spoke to me about this building season, I sensed strongly that this is an hour for the Nehemiahs to arise! They are the ones who will be courageous and bold enough to build even in difficulty and opposition. God is looking for those who will stand up, just like Nehemiah did, and build for the Kingdom of God in this critical season!
Building in the Midst of Opposition
God called Nehemiah to leave the foreign land where he had been serving a king and go back to rebuild the wall of his own city. Even though Nehemiah had found favor in the sight of the foreign king he served, God called Nehemiah out. When Nehemiah arrived back in his homeland, in Jerusalem, He found the city in ruins and the wall of Jerusalem broken down. The rocks that he needed to use for the wall were scorched and everything around him looked like it was utterly destroyed, maybe even beyond repair.
Just like Nehemiah, God is calling those that will build despite what it may look like now. Whatever God has called you to build, don't be intimidated by what it may look like when you begin. Don't despise the day of small beginnings; begin to build and watch God establish your work in this season! There is a special building anointing on the sons and daughters of God!
Just as God called Nehemiah, God is calling many to build for the Kingdom of God. God may call you to build a ministry, business, a house of prayer, a charity, or a network. Whatever it is God has called you to build, don't let anything stop you! The more progress and momentum Nehemiah and his team gained, the more the opposition grew. As they kept building, Sanballat and Tobiah began to come against them, plotting to stop them from finishing the walls of the city. (Photo via marforpac.marines)
Pay no attention to those that may try to oppose you and what you are building for the Kingdom of God. Now, more than ever, it is important for each of us to stay extremely focused so that we can each do everything God is calling us to do.
Leaders who think they have regional authority may come against you to try to stop you from building what God has called you to build. Do not listen to your critics or opposers! Don't allow those who oppose you to keep you from building what God has called you to build, especially in this season. Stay focused, don't put down your sword or your tools that are helping you build, and refuse to give critics or religious leaders your time or energy.
I truly believe this is a crucial prophetic season for the Body of Christ. This is a building season, a season for the Nehemiah's to fight and build at the same time.
Stay on your wall, Nehemiah. Keep building for the Kingdom of God! Build what God has placed in your heart. Don't come down off of your wall for anything or anyone! God is with you and God will shut the mouth of those that oppose you. It's a Nehemiah time!
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Joe Joe Dawson
Joe Joe Dawson Ministries
Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and Apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson and they have three children Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawson's live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every Believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival.
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