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A man who listened
Nehemiah is revered by many as a model Christian leader. He was cupbearer to the Persian emperor, Artaxerxes. For a member of the Jewish minority to hold such a post was a feat in itself. Despite his heritage, his strength of character shone through earning him a position of trust and prestige.
Clearly Nehemiah was a man of compassion and this is demonstrated in his reaction when he heard about how the remaining Jews were being treated in Jerusalem. He was moved to fast and pray and it became apparent that God's calling on Nehemiah's life was part of the solution. In identifying with his fellow Jews, he confessed his own failure and theirs to follow God. His vision that followed was a direct result of prayer and the way Nehemiah shares that vision with others is contagious. Having caught the dream, together they make it into a reality and rebuild Jerusalem's walls.
Even when times are tough, Nehemiah still held it together in the face of adversity. When his people turned to him in fear and despair, he reminded them of God's promises and gave them the reassurance and encouragement to go on.
“Believe that when you come into the presence of God you can have all you came for. You can take it away, and you can use it, for all the power of God is at your disposal in response to your faith” — Smith Wigglesworth
Billy Graham is probably one of the best-known evangelists in the world. His ministry spans over 60 years and nearly 215 million people have listened to him preach at hundreds of events and through radio and television.
R.T. Kendall is an American and pastored Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. He is known internationally as a Christian teacher and author. R.T. Kendall's ministry continues in retirement in Florida.
Archbishop Desmond who speaks candidly to Premier.tv on matters of faith, politics and world.
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