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Rebuilding The Walls

This entry is part 7 of 7 in the series The Awakening

At my church, The Solid Rock of Atlanta, on Sunday, September 10th, I received a powerful vision. The Lord provided me with a visual demonstration, vividly depicting the connection between the return of the Babylonian exiles and the current events in our world. The returning exiles had their moment of joy upon returning home, but they were faced with the daunting task of rebuilding their walls, brick by brick. We too will celebrate with unbridled joy when our current situation in the world is resolved, but then we must roll up our sleeves, every man, woman, and child, and begin the process of rebuilding.

That which is has already been, And what is to be has already been; And God requires an account of what is past.

Ecclesiastes 3:11-15

The Vision:

The city of Babylon was a distant blur on the horizon as I watched Ezra, standing by the river Ahava, preparing to lead the people on their journey back to Jerusalem. Then, as I watched, Ezra stood before Cyrus, who was giving the decree for Jerusalem to be built.

The scene changes to Nehemiah inspecting the gates of Jerusalem. I observed him taking in the sight of the broken walls in their shambled state, and his face displayed great sorrow.

 I saw how he and the ones helping to rebuild the wall faced all the opposition to rebuild it. Every man, woman, and child pitched in to help build that wall.

And then Jesus appeared inside the rebuilt walls many years later. His Jerusalem was a complete mess. I marveled at how he chose to come to the earth at a time when there was so much upheaval. 

Then I understood that people thought that the Messiah was going to come and fix everything. That there would be no more wars, poverty or corruption. They didn’t understand that they were going to have to be the ones to fight and rebuild in their own generation. It’s much like the time we live in.

I hear people talking now about how things are going to be straightened out, and that life is going to be like a blissful land of perfection. No more fighting and no more wars or corruption.

As I read through Ezra and Nehemiah, I realized that the challenges they faced are similar to what we are going to face today in trying to rebuild our world. We may have a day of celebration when the evil regime is finally taken down, but after that, there will be a mess to clean up.

Who will be around to provide the answers? Who will people turn to?

They are going to look to us, and it will be all hands on deck. Every man, woman, and child will be needed to rebuild this world.

Jesus said to me …. “Nothing in this world will change like that {where we live in a world of perfection} until the son of man returns”. 

We are going to have to rebuild and fight for the world we want to live in, with Jesus at the center of our culture. He will need all of us, just like all those rebuilding the broken walls of Jerusalem.

Jesus asked me if I understood, and now I do .. I know that we will ALL be needed to rebuild. 

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Marjorie Whitley is a musician and photographer with a prophetic vision. With every snap of her camera, every word she writes, and every note she sings, she shares the messages of hope, healing, and encouragement she receives from her visions of heaven.

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