3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?
49 And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?
When we accept an assignment or appointment or a job from GOD you can rest assured that the enemy gets busy that very instant. From the moment you decide to live for Christ and that nothing will detour you. Then you can rest assured that you are getting ready to fight from all sides.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors and also to love our enemies; probably because most of the times they are the same people. Only someone who is close to you can hurt you. This was the case in Nehemiah’s situation. His presence here was a threat to the people around him. They felt the building of the wall would shift the balance of power in the region and rob them of their influence over the people. If you read on around the fourth chapter you will find that as he got the wall half built, as people started honoring GOD with their work, doubt starts to show it’s ugly face. He starts to get death threats from his enemies the bible says in chapter 4vs. 9 that he prayed and set a watch against them.
Trust me, the more you try the more the enemy is going to try and throw kinks in your way every morning you’re on time for work but Sunday you always seem to have a problem, that’s the enemy………. The word of GOD says……. every time I desire to do good ……evil is always present……… (Romans 7:210) You want to come to church and the husband isn’t acting right …. you just keep on with what you’re doing………All great causes have great critics……… It was Aristotle who said, “You can avoid opposition by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing!” Another way of saying it ……is if you don’t want to hunt with the big dogs stay on the porch……..
When you start a work for GOD no matter what it is whether it is teaching a class or preaching a sermon or just witnessing about the goodness of GOD. Not to mention pasturing or building a church. Someone begins to feel threatened………remember the enemy doesn’t want you to succeed in anything you do for GOD. Somebody will have to start questioning your dedication…… What’s he/she teaching? Uh, what are they doing over there? Uh, why do they shout so much? I don’t like they way he teaches the bible ….. I bet they couldn’t find Genesis with a magnifying glass, and they still think the book of JOB means job. You know overnight Christians……. pop tart preachers……… who don’t want to work but constantly seek to hinder your work. You can be a person who has the duty of cleaning the church. The funny thing is, no else will want to do it. But somebody will always try to criticize they way you do it. You missed a spot and you forgot this and you forgot that. Uh, why you doing that? Are you getting paid to do it? Uh, I wouldn’t do that I were you. Look at them and tell them……..I must be about my fathers business!
People want to tell the Pastor what to preach,ministers what to say …..How to say it and when to say it……. well I got little a problem with that…….. because, and I don’t mean any disrespect…… but I wasn’t hired by the people…… my words are not mine I speak on behalf of another………. I heard Jesus say woe unto you when all men shall speak well of you…. (Luke 6:26)
Let them talk let them make plans to try and stop you
7. So thou, O son of man, I have set thee a watchman unto the house of Israel; therefore thou shalt hear the word at my mouth, and warn them from me.
8.When I say unto the wicked, O wicked man, thou shalt surely die; if thou dost not speak to warn the wicked from his way, that wicked man shall die in his iniquity; but his blood will I require at thine hand.
9 Nevertheless, if thou warn the wicked of his way to turn from it; if he do not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but thou hast delivered thy soul.
No one wants to work……. but someone always has a better way to do it……well get thee behind me Satan let me serve my GOD…………Don’t worry what they say about you…. don’t worry what they try to do……For I heard Jesus say:
People will lie on you……. they will talk about you……..they will plot against you …. but do me a favor don’t forget you are a child of the King…….. greater is He that is in you and me than he that is in the world…….. Paul said If God be for us, who can be against us……….
Psalms 121:1-2 (KJV)
1 I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
2 My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
Anything GOD does Satan tries to copy…… everything he does is a lie, everything he says is a lie….. The word says the thief comes to kill…. steal and destroy…. He seeks kill your hopes…… and steal our joy…. and destroys our joy…. that's how he kills us…… But we as a people of GOD……. have to encourage and support one another…………. I believe if I could talk to Paul he would tell me that…… And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.
Romans 8:28 (KJV)
When we are to be about GOD’S business Satan will always try to hold you back………. He will always challenge your commitment…… I’m glad JESUS WAS ABOUT HIS FATHERS BUSINESS FOR OUR SAKE…….. SWEET INNOCENT AND BORN WITH A PURPOSE ……. PURE AND WITHOUT SIN….. BORN INTO A WORLD THAT KNEW HIM NOT……. 33 YEARS HE Walked THIS EARTH…. 11 YEARS FOR THE FATHER 11 FOR THE SON AND 11 FOR THE HOLY GHOST.
Peter denied him three times once for the Father twice for the Son and a third time for the Holy Ghost.
Three times Pilate said he found no fault in him. Once for the Father….. Twice for the Son….. and the third time for the Holy Ghost……
The bible says in Mark 15 and 24 it was the third hour when they crucified him all to fulfill purpose 1 for the Father 1 for the Son 1 for the Holy Ghost…
THE BIBLE SAYS THEY WROTE THIS IS THE KING OF THE JEWS. IN 3 LANGUAGES..... HEBREW, GREEK AND LATIN. ONE FOR THE FATHER ONE FOR THE SON AND ONE FOR THE HOLY GHOST. Jesus gave up the ghost , He died, but on the third day He got up with all power in His hand.
I love the song Three Words, Three Nails And Three days.
HALLELUJAH!!! When the accuser of the brethren comes like a roaring lion, shut his mouth with the word of God and tell him, I don't have time for you Satan, I MUST BE ABOUT MY FATHER'S BUSINESS!!!