Break #60

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:

  • 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 dividing.
  • 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 only!).
  • 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 17:21
  • 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.
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. 

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. Romans 16:18

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 Hebrews 9:16,17 - 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 testator liveth.

Now, on to the Nehemiah study break series


Mikel Paulson
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Hazelton, ND, 58544
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