But they were scheming to harm me; so I sent messengers to them with this reply: "I am carrying on a great project and cannot go down. Why should the work stop while I leave it and go down to you?" Four times they sent me the same message, and each time I gave them the same answer. -- Nehemiah 6: 2b-4 (NIV)
Beloved the enemy is always scheming to harm you. You are carrying on a great project for the Lord! Why should the work of God stop so we can go and meet with someone we know is scheming to harm us? No matter how persistent the enemy is the answer must remain "no." Don't dance with the devil beloved -- he will always insist on leading. We know we have this power inside of us because the key verse assures us that the same Jesus, who cast the demon out of that man in Luke Chapter Nine, is the same Jesus today. The evil spirits of this world still must obey Him. We have to walk within the power that already resides inside of us.
Just one day in the life of Jesus Christ. Two blind men healed. One demon possessed man delivered. One dead girl raised back to life. One hopeless case cured after 12 years of suffering and one paralytic picking up his mat and walking home. That is the God we serve. Do not try and put Him in a box or minimize Him in your life. This one random day can be typical for us in our daily lives if we would just tap into the power that already lives inside of us. We serve an extraordinary God beloved, with extraordinary powers. What He has done yesterday He can do today for us and for our children's children tomorrow.
Reverend Anthony Wade -- January 25, 2013