By: Charles AwuzieAwuzie –
Oh Sanballat, Tobiah and Geshem, Wouldst Thou Shut Up?
Anytime a person challenges the status quo, people will start questioning his motives. It’s historic.
Nehemiah burnt with passion to rebuild the broken walls of Jerusalem, his only motive was to rebuild a city that was in ruins. He fasted, wept and prayed to God which nobody witnessed. It was between him and God. Then he found the grace to pursue his passion.
Along the line, Sanballat and Tobiah teamed up with a stranger named Geshem from the Arabian world and attacked Nehemiah with the accusations of Rebellion and Plotting a coup de tat. In fact, they claimed that the allegations were already making headlines as it has already been “repprted”. (Nehemiah 6:6)
But Nehemiah had no such plans. He was only doing what they refused to do. Nehemiah was only willing to tread the path that they were scared to tread. So they hated his vision and plotted to destroy him. Alas, God was ahead of them. Nehemiah had advance knowledge of what transpired and he said to them “there are no such reports, your minds invented this” Nehemiah 6:8
In fact the Bible went further to expose the goal of Sanballat’s crew which was to weaken the hands of Nehemiah lest he finished the work he started. Verse 9.
I have read comments which claims that those of us who are fighting against mammon in other to reveal the true Christ have a hidden agenda. If you are one of those saying such, wouldst thou shut up oh Sanballat?
Like a pastor rightly said “Yes we have an agenda which is only to ENTHRONE JESUS…” and dethrone mammon. Any other agenda was invented by your own minds.
We have been accused of envy…. well, let me remind you, some of us are young, (Not so young not to know what is wrong) and we have seen righteous financial blessings and breakthroughs… We have nothing to envy in anybody of our age… Nothing. There’s nothing they have that God hasn’t also blessed us with. And guess what? We dare not envy those who are old enough to be our biological fathers or mothers. Wouldn’t that be crazy? 😂 When we get to their age, we will still count the blessings of the Lord in multiple folds. So this thing we are doing is not out of envy. Most of us, are young/middle aged and succeeding in the marketplace and ministry. Do your research well.
And for your claims of rebellion, we leave that to God who sees the hearts of men.
I will stop here to invite you to join us as we rebuild the foundations of our faith in a trying time like this. You and I know this truth. You know how mammon has been exalted above the finished work of Christ. You know how God’s people have been manipulated with false doctrines. If some among us offends you, don’t fight from outside. Join us and then correct us in love. Yes in love because that’s your language.
I persuade you in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, please don’t fight LIGHT, it could blind you. There’s nothing you can do against the truth except for the truth.