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But be ye doers of the word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves. James 1:22 AMP

The Seeds of Promise Devotional Series

Give It Back!

So we built the wall, and all [of it] was joined together to half its height, for the people had a heart and mind to work. Nehemiah 4:6 AMP

Bible Basis

June Book Read From Read To Devotional
7th Nehemiah Chapter 4 Chapter 6 Give It Back!

Memory Verses

And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughters, your wives, and your houses. Nehemiah 4:14

Restore, I pray you, to them, even this day, their lands, their vineyards, their oliveyards, and their houses, also the hundredth part of the money, and of the corn, the wine, and the oil, that ye exact of them. Nehemiah 5:11

8 Then I sent unto him, saying, There are no such things done as thou sayest, but thou feignest them out of thine own heart. 9 For they all made us afraid, saying, Their hands shall be weakened from the work, that it be not done. Now therefore, O God, strengthen my hands. Nehemiah 6:8-9

15 So the wall was finished in the twenty and fifth day of the month Elul, in fifty and two days. 16 And it came to pass, that when all our enemies heard thereof, and all the heathen that were about us saw these things, they were much cast down in their own eyes: for they perceived that this work was wrought of our God. Nehemiah 6:15-16

Key people

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Today’s Devotional Reading:  Nehemiah 4 – 6


The enemy wants you to tuck tail and run when He shows you the illusion of failure on every side. Do not look into his circus mirror with its distorted view. You who have chosen to stand on the Lord’s side, can look through the very eyes of the Holy Spirit who sees and knows all things (if you have faith).

The undeniable truth of the matter is, we already have the victory.

What shall we then say to these things? If God [be] for us, who [can be] against us? Romans 8:31

Satan designs a phony hourglass, telling you always that your time is running out – that if you do not renounce the Lord and bow to him [Satan], then you will not be able to do this or that, to have this or that; to be what you are striving to become. This fear of loss makes you to move in haste – so you don’t have time to pray anymore; you don’t have time to praise Him more; you don’t have time to give Him thanks before you scarf down that fast-food lunch and rush back to the rat race. Realize, the enemy wants to give you a heart attack to go with that shake.


The only reason why Satan wants to send you packing, is because he knows that Jesus said: And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all [men] unto me (John 12:32).

Stop fearing the unknown; and start living your privilege.

You have the right to stand still and see the Salvation of  The Lord (Exodus 14:13). You have the right to invoke the heavenly host if it be necessary (Psalm 91:11). You have the right to speak those things that are not as though they were – and to keep speaking them till they come to pass. You have the right to say to that  mountain (built of whatever is strong-holding you from the faith), be thou removed and cast into the sea (Mark 11:23). You have the right to prove Satan wrong. The past is his dart-bag; weakness is his venom; but the future is The Lord’s to command. Strength is His trademark; and there is power in His name.

In Jesus’ name, everything the enemy has stolen from the righteous shall be returned.

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