This is a re-post from 2002. This reality in time is quickly approaching and applicable to this day.
“Now the leaders of the people dwelt at Jerusalem, the rest of the people cast lots to bring one out of ten to dwell in Jerusalem, the holy city, and nine-tenths were to dwell in other cities” (Nehemiah 11:1).
The book of Nehemiah has become quickened to me as a blueprint for what God is doing with His church, and how He is ushering in His kingdom on the earth at this very day.
Nehemiah was the spiritual authority and master builder for God’s program. “…the people” were willing to do whatever God wanted them to do. This remnant was a “people” who had forsaken all to help rebuild
“And everyone who has left houses or brothers or father or mother or wife or children or lands, for My name’s sake, shall receive a hundredfold, and inherit eternal life” (Matthew 19:29)
They Were Sold Out for Their God
This time, God, not the people are casting the lots. He is beginning to call forth those whom He has selected. However, we have to be willing participants in His program and His kingdom.
He is calling forth the apostolic, prophetic, pastoral, the minstrels, intercessors, teachers, worshipers, evangelists and those who “carry the burden upon their backs” These are the Marys and the Marthas.
The Angels Will Uncap The Wells
When the angels uncap the ancient wells at the command of our Lord, “the people” will be in place. They will be Geographically situated according to God’s purpose and plan.
Just as Philip the evangelist was whisked away to another location, so shall members of the body of Christ be strategically placed
“When they came up out of the water, the Spirit of the Lord took Philip away; the official never saw him again. The official continued on his way home. He was very happy” (Acts 8:39)
As the Kingdom of God begins to take shape, many are going to have to make difficult decisions. It will require self-denial and courage. THEIR world will be turned upside down, as they are called to turn upside down THE world!.