Seeking the Heart of God

Nehemiah 1: 4-11
When I heard these things, I  sat down and wept. For seven days I mourned and fasted and prayed before the God of heaven. V4

Nehemiah was a man who knew God’s heart. The wall of Jerusalem had been broken down and the gates burned, and God was grieved. Some of  the Jewish people had returned home after exile, but the place was in ruins.  Nehemiah was moved with compassion and grief for God’s beloved  Jerusalem.
He was a great leader, with many skills and giftings but more  important  though, he new how to touch and reach God’s heart.
He was able to see the world from God’s  prospective.
He saw the need, and was obedient to the calling.

If you remain in Me, and My words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be given you. John 15: 7a

Under His Wing

When we live a holy life before God, we too can have that privilege,  of sharing His heart. God gives us the burden, we are then led to  persistently intercede, in the spirit, until we see the victory in the natural.

Nehemiah might have been considered righteous, but he was still part of a  sinful nation, and as an individual he prays on behalf of Israel.
Likewise this is what God requires of us. He uses people who are available, who feel His heartbeat, and love Him above all else, and who He  can trust to carry out His commands. Revelation is conditional upon obedience.

Prayer Changes Everything

Through Nehemiah’s life changing prayer, the world was greatly impacted. The wall of Jerusalem was rebuilt. His prayer was based on Moses law, and Solomon built his favourite prayer on Moses too.
The word of God was used as a legitimate copy of God’s word, to the point God can be held bound to what was written.

There has been an inadequate understanding within the body of Christ of the power of using the word of God in prayer.

So is my word that goes out from my mouth, it will not return to Me  empty but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it Isa 55:11

The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do the  words of the law. Duet 29:29

God is in Control

Nothing happens on earth and in heaven until God says. Speaking in faith  the spoken Word, releases powerful supernatural force, backed up by all  the resources of heaven. There is a miracle in our mouth when we send  the word of God prophetically.
The written prophetic word is authoritative, other prophecies given by man need to be judged and tested.

Declaration

No eye as seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived, what God has  prepared for those who love Him, but God has revealed it to us by His Spirit. The Spirit searches all things, and the deep things of God. For  who among men know the thoughts of God, except the Spirit of God. We  have not received the spirit of the world, but the Spirit who is from God,  that we may understand what God has freely given us 1Cor 2: 9-12
For who has known the mind of the Lord that we may instruct him? But we have the of the Lord.  v16

Confession

O Lord God of heaven, the great and awesome God, who keeps His covenant of love, for those who love Him, and keep His commands, let your ear be attentive and you eyes open to hear your servant in praying  for your servants, the people of Israel. I confess the sins of the Israelite’s, including myself and my fathers house have committed against you. Neh 1:4-6

Thank you Lord, for the trust you bestowed upon us in the UK, to nurture  your people Israel. However, we have miserably failed and are guilty. We  never fulfilled our commitment to the Balfour Declaration. We neglected  and failed to act when 6 million Jews were killed in the concentration  camps. We turned the Jewish people away from their homeland after the Holocaust. We repent, and ask for your forgiveness.

We are guilty of allowing anti-Antisemitism to continue, even in the church, and this brings us to “Weep between the portico and the altar.” Joel 2:17
We humbly confess, on behalf of the government, where ungodly laws have been introduced in the past. Lord have mercy.
Your word says “Righteousness exalts a Nation, but sin condemns any people. Prov 14:34

Restoration

Remember the instruction you gave your servant Moses, saying “if you are unfaithful, I will scatter you among the nations, but if you return to me and obey My commands, then even if your people are in the furthest horizon, I will bring them to the place, as a dwelling for My Name.
Neh 1: 8-9

We intercede for the final in gathering of Your people from the four corners of the earth. For all hindrances to go. We know you are whistling for them. May their ears be opened to hear your voice calling them, and to respond accordingly.

O Lord, let your ear be attentive  to the prayers of this your servant, and to the prayers of your servants, who delight in revering your Name. Neh 1:10a 

Proclamation

As for Me, this is my covenant with them says the Lord “My spirit who is on you, and My words that I have put in your mouth, will not depart from your mouth, or from the mouths of your children, or from the  mouths of your descendants , from this time on forever,” says the Lord. Isa 59:21

For He Himself is our peace, who has made the two one, and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by abolishing in the  flesh, the law with it’s commandments and regulations. His purpose was to create in Himself, one new man out of the two, thus making peace,  and in the one body to reconcile both of them to God through the cross, by which He put to death their hostility. He came and preached peace to  you, who were far away, and peace to those who were near. For through  Him, we both have access to the Father by one Spirit. Eph 2:14-17

Nothing happens on earth and in heaven until God says.

Pam Yates