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Sound the Alarm Part 1

Posted by John Smith on January 11, 2013

Nehemiah 4:14 And I looked, and arose and said to the nobles, to the leaders, and to the rest of the people, “Do not be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, great and awesome, and fight for your brethren, your sons, your daughters, your wives, and your houses.

Nehemiah 4:19-20 NKJV Then I said to the nobles, the rulers, and the rest of the people, “The work is great and extensive, and we are separated far from one another on the wall. (20) Wherever you hear the sound of the trumpet, rally to us there. Our God will fight for us.”

Our Christian walk, the race we run (Acts 20:24, 1 Corinthians 9:24, Hebrews 12:1, 2 Timothy 4:7) is not one we run alone. Although we each have a call, a function, and a purpose our lives and races are intermingled with one another as we individually and collectively expand the Kingdom of God. We need each other. None of us can do it alone.

While the Israelites were building the wall each minding their sections and assignments, when one section came under attack a trumpet was blown sounding the alarm. Then the rest of the brethren nearby would charge to their assistance and God would be right there with them fighting. You, me, a few more faith filled Believers, and the Lord God… WOOO! Watch out devil.

There are two distinct things we can learn here. 1. If you need help sound the alarm. 2. When you hear the alarm come running ready to fight. We’ll just look at one today.

Sound the Alarm. When you are under attack, sound the alarm. Call your local church, your pastor, ministry leader, or trusted faith-filled friends and ask for prayer. You don’t have to face the attack all by yourself. Too many times we are too embarrassed to ask people to pray with us. People think, “God hears my prayers, I’ve got FAITH to move this mountain.” And they can… Still, sometimes there are other things going on. Maybe you’re tired from stuff going on in life or maybe the enemy brought a bunch of friends along. Remember “one can put a thousand to flight by two can put ten thousand (Deuteronomy 32:30).” There is power in agreement.

Sometimes people don’t want people to know their struggle or are afraid of telling people what is going in because they don’t want to make a bad confession. In these situations you really need to sound the alarm, because your problem/circumstance that you are facing has teamed up with either pride, and fear leading to denial. If you are under attack, you are under attack. Telling someone doesn’t strengthen the attack just like not telling someone makes it go away. Getting someone you know will agree with you concerning God’s Word only strengthens the resistance and counter attack to push back the enemy and walk in the VICTORY God has provided. Sound the alarm, call for the elders of the church (James 5), they’ll come running armed with faith and His Word; and God will fight for you. FEAR NOT!

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