During ancient times, the walls and gates of any city were erected to protect it from enemies and other unwanted invaders. These walls established boundaries, domains, territories, sovereignty, etc. Within the walls, the citizens, thereof were protected, fed, clothed, educated and cared for by their ruling monarch or leader. The city of Jerusalem was a place that God had set aside for His presence to manifest in the lives of His people. It was the place where the presence of God could not be found.
However, in Nehemiah 1:3-4, while serving as a cupbearer to the king, Nehemiah became burdened about the state of current disrepair of the walls and the gates of his beloved Jerusalem. Not only were the walls which once protected the city were broken down and the gates, which were the entry points of access were totally destroyed, but the city had become void of the presence of God and no-one sought their repair.
It is time for the people of God to wake and realize that we are in the last days. Every believer must evaluate his own life and begin to identify areas where spiritual walls and gates may have been broken down which have left you vulnerable to the influences of this world and the attacks of the enemy.
In Psalm 91, the Word of God reveals that he who dwells in the secret place of the Most High God shall abide under the shadow (the watchful care and protection) of the Almighty. We must perpetually seek to “build back the walls” through prayer and cultivating an intimate relationship with God, in so doing, you will erect spiritual walls of protection over your life, family, community, region and nation.
PRAYER: In the name of Jesus, I pray that you will continue to use your life to “build a place” where the Spirit of God can dwell. I come against every plan of the enemy that seeks to distract you from pursing your love for God and the things of God.
PROPHETIC DECLARATION: I decree and declare that every broken area in your life will be built back through prayer, repentance, humility and true holiness, in the mighty name of Jesus!
1 John 2:16