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The Prayer for True Revival (Nehemiah 9:6-31) - 9/7/22

Updated: Sep 10, 2022


  • The wall is finished.

  • Now Nehemiah prepares the people to succeed

  • Chapters 8–13 is the preparation of the spiritual people

  • A spiritual revival – A Nation/People set apart for God

  • Nehemiah continues to encourage REVIVAL within the people.

  • They acknowledged God for who He was, what He had done, and what He will continue to do.

Acknowledge God for who He is – v. 6

  • God of Creation

  • In the beginning God created – Gen. 1:1

  • You are God alone…You made

Acknowledge God for what He has done – vv. 7-30

  • Forming the nation

    • Abraham

  • Preparing the people

    • Moses/Egypt – vv. 7-8

    • Deliverance – vv. 9—15

    • Disobedience – vv. 16-18

    • Preparation – vv. 19- 22

    • Occupation – vv. 23-25

  • The cycle of sin – vv. 26-30

    • Obey

    • Wandering/Disobeying

      • Spiritual laziness

      • Lose our focus

      • Mission amnesia

Acknowledge God for what He will continue to do – vv. 31-38

  • Now therefore

    • In the present, Now, TODAY

  • Our God, great, mighty, awesome

  • YET – v. 33

    • In their sin… God has been righteous

  • It is on us. We deserve your judgment – vv. 34-37

  • Therefore we repent – v. 38

    • Make a firm covenant (agreement)

    • Names… it is personal.

  • v. 17But you are a God ready to forgive, gracious and merciful, slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, and did not forsake them

2 Chronicles 7:13–15
When I shut up the heavens so that there is no rain, or command the locust to devour the land, or send pestilence among my people, [14] if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. [15] Now my eyes will be open and my ears attentive to the prayer that is made in this place. (ESV)
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