The Attack on Spiritual Leadership (Nehemiah 6:1-14) - 8/14/22
Remember….Opposition is out there.
From the outside and from the inside
This passage… opposition toward the leadership.
The devil will focus on the leaders of the home and the church
We see the opposition and we see the way to overcome.
The Strategy of the Enemy
Entering into False Alliances– vv. 1-4
Joining with the enemy
Come together… unity, but at what cost
Ultimate end was the harm of Nehemiah
Believing the Lies and Threats – vv. 5-9
Lies, False charges
Stirring up fear
Compromising truth – vv. 10-15
Prophet from within
Hid in the temple
Trust me…disobey the Word of God
Same tactics for us today
Spiritual and Moral compromise
1 Cor. 10:12 – Take heed lest he fall.
The Strategy of the Leader
Nehemiah shows great discernment and courage. How? What was so unique about Nehemiah that allowed Him to stand fast?
He was a man of devotion and prayer – vv. 9 & 14
Trusting the God
ENJOYING OUR WALK WITH GOD MORE THAT WE LIKE LEADING!!!!
He stayed the course with his mission
What he was there for
Stay focused on the most important
Knew His purpose
He trusted God
God’s care, provision, and rule over His people (over all creation)
He knew God had called Him
Go to the city and build the wall
What God has started… God would compete
Easy to trust when things go well….
Verse 11 – Should such a man as I run away?