WRITTEN STUDY NOTES
Let's do a series on the man Nehemiah and the obstacles that appeared
in his life - I think we can all relate to these!
Many of you know how much I truly enjoy doing this type
of 'study.' While I am sure there are a number of these types of
'sermons' somewhere within my website, especially of Nehemiah and Jeremiah,
I have the desire to 'update' Nehemiah with my latest brain and heart waves
when it comes to this subject - helping people's personal lives.
Paul had his challenges, too - and we learn his ways,
of course. I Corinthians 4:17 -For
this cause have I sent unto you Timotheus, who is my beloved son, and faithful
in the Lord, who shall bring you into remembrance of my ways which be in
Christ, as I teach every where in every church.
But as you will see in this series, there is also plenty
we can learn or be reminded from Nehemiah.
I do enjoy having this 'rare' opportunity to do this now:
Looking at Nehemiah in this series of breaks will be presented
as 100% Bible practical life application - Biblical counseling, not humanistic
religious profane and vain babblings from some overly paid Bible / grief
counselor or some psychiatrist, and definitely not from any modern pastoral
counseling session, etc.
It is another opportunity to show people the greatness of
the King James Bible - as well the simplicity and applicability of the
truth of the King James Bible! Yes folks, we can still find gems,
jewels and joys in the OT as well as with Paul's writings.
I have another opportunity to show the importance of rightly
I have another opportunity to expose the words and works
of the modern preachers / pastors as they try to snooker their people (as
they did me) with their great 'special' and 'comfortable' devotional sermonettes
of thoughtful action. Yes, there are some 'good talkers' who expose
what is wrong in life, etc. but they seldom, if ever, correctly show their
listeners the truth of what it is to please God today (according to Paul
It is of great benefit for us all get to know 'personally'
many of the people in the Bible. While we can really get to know
Paul 'as one of us' reading Acts, we can also learn about those OT prophets
and workers to see how they lived their lives trying to obey God while
trying to live with the severity from which God would work on His people.
I also enjoy helping folks understand and appreciate the
dispensation of grace that we live in today.
It also gives me an opportunity to give good Biblical guidance
instead of my personal opinion to those rare individuals who seek to better
please God in their daily walk. I hope I can help some of them with
their thoughts and actions as taught by the RISEN SAVIOUR, not to be deceived
and distracted and then disappointed by the teachings of Jesus to the Jews
in the gospels, early Acts and Hebrews through Jude! Sadly, this
false gospel teachings have become common in almost every church pulpit
and internet site these days - and they are growing in number almost daily.
I find it very exciting to be able to expose Satan, the god
of this world, as he quietly and subtly leads people to their 'expected'
born-again religious happening, which in reality, is the coming of the
antichrist in Revelation 6. For
me to no longer be a minister of righteousness preaching the deceitful
baptistic doctrine as I once did as a pastor gives me great joy.
I hope this and other studies/sermons/breaks help me put
forth my goal / burden which is that folks learn how to read the KJB for
themselves and would eventually quit seeking their knowledge of the risen
Saviour through today's modern media social networks and fancy denominational
high quality online preaching sessions that dupe more and more people with
their false teachings - as they just waste their time as they seek to hear
some new thing. (For all the Athenians and
strangers which were there spent their time in nothing else, but either
to tell, or to hear some new thing.) Acts
I am always 'joyed within' when I think I might have been
able to teach someone somewhere something that has some daily value in
their life as well as for that spiritual eternal gold, silver and precious
stones - by helping them get rid of some of their wood, hay and stubble.
Sadly, I hear more and more "Paul following' people turning
more and more to the psychology folks - although I am sure that some situations
are necessary - but only because of mental and/or medical conditions brought
about by today's ills of society, etc. But
now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn
ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to
be in bondage? Galatians 4:9
And yes, from a rightly dividing position, the studying
of Nehemiah certainly is OT - without a doubt! Yet, you can rest
assure that I am not the typical pastor/preacher/teacher using the OT to
try to put the fear of the severity of God into the lives of the listeners
through guilt and 'hard' preaching, always trying to extort their money
and to develop followers through their good
words and fair speeches deceiving the hearts of the simple.
So while you know that we are NOT going apply the 'works'
of Nehemiah, we can still learn from the troubles Nehemiah encountered
while he went about to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.
Remember, we can always become more aware of the future
by learning from the past - and as we continue to grow in hope through
patience and comfort of the Scriptures - we still must remind ourselves
to be reading
Genesis to Revelation
- while we read and apply Paul's books only. Romans
15:4 - For whatsoever things were
written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience
and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
And to conclude this introduction comments, we certainly
are confident and aware of the 'truth' of the new testament being with
Paul's books not only because each of his books begin with "Paul..."
but also because of
- For where a testament is, there must also
of necessity be the death of the testator. For a testament is of
force after men are dead: otherwise it is of no strength at all while the
Now, on to the Nehemiah
study break series