It’s Nehemiah Time

Nehemiah decided to rebuild the wall of Jerusalem.  So he secured a work leave of absence from his boss, King Artaxerxes, created a plan, inspired others to join him and then he got people organized.

“And they all plotted together to come and fight against Jerusalem and to cause confusion in it.” Nehemiah 4:8

In the fourth chapter of Nehemiah you find that when he found out about a plot to fight against them to stop the building of the wall, Nehemiah neither ignored the threat nor went home.

Rather he protected the work and continued building.

FOUR PRIMARY TACTICS

Basically, everyone who was involved in building the wall was PUT ON RED ALERT.

Then Nehemiah implemented four primary commands to protect the wall.

First, he commanded that half of the servants hold weapons (spears, bows, shields) so that they could quickly hand them to their masters to defend against any attack.

Second, Nehemiah had those who were on the frontlines building the wall to have a sword strapped to his side while working.

Third, he created an alarm system (4:20). The people were told that when they heard the trumpet they were to rally to where the trumpet was sounding.

Finally, Nehemiah instructed everyone to spend the night in Jerusalem (4:22) for safety. They slept with their cloths on and kept their weapons handy (4:23).

PRINCIPLE LESSON

Do not stop doing what God has called you to do.

When you hear about enemies preparing to attack your work, do not ignore the threat and do not stop doing what God has called you to do.

Do not fear. Remember our God who is great and awesome.

Be strategic. Be vigilant.

Prepare your organization for battle and for defending what God has entrusted to you.

PRACTICAL PMC APPLICATION

Do not stop providing alternatives to abortion. Women deserve to have options regarding their pregnancy. If you stop there will be no options for pregnancy women.

With the elections outcomes as they were, it is likely that there are people who are plotting to attack your pro-life work — do not ignore it or pretend that it will go away – but prepare your organization.

Particularity assess the following:

  • Does your client website meet the standards set by the American Marketing Association?
  • Has your Medical Director approved your education about pregnancy, abortion, and birth control?
  • Are you compliant with all national and state regulations (HIPAA, OSHA, CLIA, AIUM, etc)?

If you need help assessing any risks in your organization email me at beth@chaseadvancement.com.

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2 thoughts on “It’s Nehemiah Time

  1. Kim Hartman 11/08/2012 at 4:26 PM Reply

    Thanks Beth. We need some encouragement about now. It’s depressing.

    Kim Hartman

  2. Lu Ann Graf 11/09/2012 at 10:39 PM Reply

    Nehemiah seems to be popping up all over in my life. Must be a reason…Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Beth!

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