The Sermon The Destructive "D" Cousins (Part 1) by Terri Rummel
Jun 12, 2022
The Destructive "D" Cousins (Part 1) (25:03)
Referenced Scriptures: Nehemiah 4:1-3; Nehemiah 4:6-11; Nehemiah 6:5-9;; Jude 1:17-19; Nehemiah 2:19-20
The scriptures below are from the WEB Bible.
1) But it happened that when Sanballat heard that we were building the wall, he was angry, and took great indignation, and mocked the Jews.
2) He spoke before his brothers and the army of Samaria, and said, What are these feeble Jews doing? will they fortify themselves? will they sacrifice? will they make an end in a day? will they revive the stones out of the heaps of rubbish, seeing they are burned?
3) Now Tobiah the Ammonite was by him, and he said, Even that which they are building, if a fox go up, he shall break down their stone wall.
6) So we built the wall; and all the wall was joined together to half [the height] of it: for the people had a mind to work.
7) But it happened that when Sanballat, Tobiah, the Arabians, the Ammonites, and the Ashdodites heard that the repairing of the walls of Jerusalem went forward, [and] that the breaches began to be stopped, then they were very angry;
8) and they conspired all of them together to come and fight against Jerusalem, and to cause confusion therein.
9) But we made our prayer to our God, and set a watch against them day and night, because of them.
10) Judah said, The strength of the bearers of burdens is decayed, and there is much rubbish; so that we are not able to build the wall.
11) Our adversaries said, They shall not know, neither see, until we come into the midst of them, and kill them, and cause the work to cease.
5) Then sent Sanballat his servant to me in like manner the fifth time with an open letter in his hand,
6) in which was written, It is reported among the nations, and Gashmu says it, that you and the Jews think to rebel; for which cause you are building the wall: and you would be their king, according to these words.
7) You have also appointed prophets to preach of you at Jerusalem, saying, There is a king in Judah: and now shall it be reported to the king according to these words. Come now therefore, and let us take counsel together.
8) Then I sent to him, saying, There are no such things done as you say, but you feign them out of your own heart.
9) For they all would have made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it not be done. But now, [God], strengthen you my hands.
17) But you, beloved, remember the words which have been spoken before by the apostles of our Lord Jesus Christ.
18) They said to you that "In the last time there will be mockers, walking after their own ungodly lusts."
19) These are they who cause divisions, and are sensual, not having the Spirit.
19) But when Sanballat the Horonite, and Tobiah the servant, the Ammonite, and Geshem the Arabian, heard it, they laughed us to scorn, and despised us, and said, What is this thing that you do? will you rebel against the king?
20) Then answered I them, and said to them, The God of heaven, he will prosper us; therefore we his servants will arise and build: but you have no portion, nor right, nor memorial, in Jerusalem.
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