I would like to start this thread just to ask first if there is a witness from the Lord on the following short couple statements. If there is, I will have to believe it is from Him and move forward with what I feel are the remaining couple items that go along with it.
About a week or more ago a vision was placed in my spirit which I was not even fully aware of until I saw it clearly today. This may sound strange, it's just how I happened to experience it. Anyway, I examined this vision, and all it was was the clarity of the desolations of Jerusalem as in the times of Nehemiah. The walls were broken down, there was rubble everywhere, charred remains of buildings, the time of day seemed to be pretty clearly just past twilight. I feel that what the Lord was saying to me through this is that "This is the current state of My people. There must be a call to rebuild".
Now, just a few brief points. 1) God did not actually speak these words to me, this is just my explanation of what I took from it that I think He was intending to communicate. 2) I do not see this as a call to rebuild the current old wineskin, but the habitation of the Spirit in truth. I can expound on this if necessary, but I think it will be mostly understood. 3) The call to rebuild would be a spiritual call that would resound in the physical.
IF one or two get a clear witness that this is the Lord, I will proceed with a few other points I believe He clearly laid on my heart. If no one gets a witness, it may not be for now, as I do feel sincerely that He gave me a time period of three to four months before the call to rebuild would go forth, and so more prayer may be required. But again, not stating that these are certainties unless He supplies a strong witness or even two.
Thank you all.
1The words of Nehemiah the son of Hachaliah. And it came to pass in the month Chisleu, in the twentieth year, as I was in Shushan the palace,
2That Hanani, one of my brethren, came, he and certain men of Judah; and I asked them concerning the Jews that had escaped, which were left of the captivity, and concerning Jerusalem.
3And they said unto me, The remnant that are left of the captivity there in the province are in great affliction and reproach: the wall of Jerusalem also is broken down, and the gates thereof are burned with fire.
4And it came to pass, when I heard these words, that I sat down and wept, and mourned certain days, and fasted, and prayed before the God of heaven,
5And said, I beseech thee, O LORD God of heaven, the great and terrible God, that keepeth covenant and mercy for them that love him and observe his commandments:
6Let thine ear now be attentive, and thine eyes open, that thou mayest hear the prayer of thy servant, which I pray before thee now, day and night, for the children of Israel thy servants, and confess the sins of the children of Israel, which we have sinned against thee: both I and my father's house have sinned.
7We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments, nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
8Remember, I beseech thee, the word that thou commandedst thy servant Moses, saying, If ye transgress, I will scatter you abroad among the nations:
9But if ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, yet will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
10Now these are thy servants and thy people, whom thou hast redeemed by thy great power, and by thy strong hand.
11O LORD, I beseech thee, let now thine ear be attentive to the prayer of thy servant, and to the prayer of thy servants, who desire to fear thy name: and prosper, I pray thee, thy servant this day, and grant him mercy in the sight of this man. For I was the king's cupbearer.