Rebuilding the City- The Call of this Generation

September 9, 2008

Then I said to them, ‘You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.’” -Nehemiah 2.17

The walls of the city are torn down and God’s people stand exposed. Fierce wolves and lions run in and out of their midst without hindrance. Fiery darts reign down on them without any protection and all the nations make sport of watching the city burn.

This was the state of Jerusalem in 430 B.C. in the time of Nehemiah. It is the state of the church in America today in 2008.

We have been crippled. The wall separating us from the world has been destroyed. Now evil runs to and fro, inside and out, polluting the body of Christ. This generation must work to rebuild. We must grab our tools and our swords and work to restore that which God has called us to defend. This is not a wall of protection from having to go out into the world, but a wall which sets us apart (for we are called a holy people, 1 Peter 2.9), repels the attacks of our enemy, and provides for us a name in the world which is above the derision and humiliation which the world casts on us now.

Leaders must emerge with a heart to do this work, and I will be one!