That was not easy to arrange. This, no doubt, is the secret to great power in prayer: to plead the promises of God. It was not going to be easy, but he knew what he had to do. I think an even greater tragedy is how many Christians live their lives on the basis that they can function quite adequately without Him. Intro: The people of Judah and the city of Jerusalem were in a terrible condition.Over 150 years earlier, Nebuchadnezzar and the armies of Babylon had invaded Israel and had carried many of the people away as slaves. WANTED: PEOPLE OF VISION. As chapter one unfolds, the broken walls are met by the broken heart of Nehemiah. 3. Soon, Nehemiah realized that more than just the walls of the city needed to be rebuilt. . dwelt at Jerusalem--That city being the metropolis of the country, it was right and proper that the seat of government should be there.But the exigency of the times required that special measures should be taken to insure the residence of an … Nehemiah 11:1 Nehemiah 11:2.THE RULERS, VOLUNTARY MEN, AND EVERY TENTH MAN CHOSEN BY LOT, DWELL AT JERUSALEM. But Nehemiah believed that God would help him. It was going to take the authority of the top power in the whole empire. B. Patient and Hopeful. In fact, Nehemiah, Ezra, and Ester are of more recent date that all of the 17 historical books! Nehemiah 1:1-11 NIV The words of Nehemiah son of Hakaliah: In the month of Kislev in the twentieth year, while I was in the citadel of Susa, Hanani, one of my brothers, came from Judah with some other men, and I questioned them about the Jewish remnant … Ephesians 1:11(ESV) Verse Thoughts The first chapter of Ephesians is weighed down and running over with countless spiritual blessings in heavenly places, which God our Father has freely given to us - by grace, through faith in His only begotten Son. . And that’s where rebuilding began. Nehemiah 1:1-11. He was loyal to the king and worked with a good, positive attitude. Nehemiah exhibited patience. 1. Nehemiah was a cupbearer to the Persian King Artaxerxes (Nehemiah 1:11). A. Nehemiah is a book of history like Ezra. (Ch 1:1-11) Neh 1:1-3 - The words of Nehemiah the son of Hacaliah. Nehemiah 1:1-12 Prayer of Nehemiah The greatest evil in our day is the secular humanism that says we do not need God to do what we want to do. He prayed for four months before God answered his first prayer (1:1,2:1). The fourth thing Nehemiah did was request specific help to begin this process. One day, Nehemiah presented the wine with sadness, and the king noticed and asked his cupbearer the reason for his sadness (Nehemiah 2:2). Now it happened in the month Chislev, in the twentieth year, while I was in Susa the capitol, that Hanani, one of my brothers, and some men from Judah came; and I asked them concerning the Jews who had escaped and had survived the captivity, and about Jerusalem. a) The first 6 Chapters of Nehemiah deal with the re-construction of the walls around Jerusalem, and the last 7 deal with the re-instruction of the people about the ways of God! 1. the rulers . 1:1-3 – Nehemiah received a visit from his brother. Nehemiah quoted from both Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 30. i. CHAPTER 11. Nehemiah reminded God of that gracious promise. Nehemiah said, "LORD, You made a promise to Moses and this nation, I ask you now to make good on it." Outline of the Passage.