The Compounding Effect of God

How do you make a big impact in the kingdom of God?
                                                           
In Nehemiah, they rebuilt the wall that had been torn down for 150 years. They had actually tried to repair the wall but failed. Have you ever embarked on a really large project that was bigger than you and anything you could have imagined? Did you start working on it, but it ended up being too big for you to overcome?
Well, the only way to accomplish a huge project is to break it down into the smallest of baby steps that anyone could carry out. That’s what Nehemiah did. He had people repair the wall outside of their own home. 

The city walls are torn down. Repairing the whole thing looks like a huge undertaking. But what if each of us repairs the portion of the wall between his two next-door neighbors, one to the left and one to the right? What if we just work on that bit? That doesn’t seem so bad.

What they found out is that the enemy doesn’t like restoration. The enemy doesn’t want us to repair broken-down people or repair and take away strongholds. No, the enemy wants us with our defenses down so we are easy to attack. He wants our neighbors to stay in bondage. To that end, he sends obstacles and threats and all kinds of barriers into our path.
Nehemiah knew they needed to find a way to fight against the enemy who was trying to come in and keep working at the same time. A lot of times, we are either all throwing down in fighting or all working. We need to do what Nehemiah did. He made sure that three hands were holding a weapon and fending off the enemy so that the worker could keep busy with his free hand and continue the work (Nehemiah 4:16–18). For every four hands, three hands defended against the enemy, and one hand did the work.
If we want to see the compounding effects of God’s work in our world, we need to have three hands holding swords and one hand doing the work. What that means for us today is that in our session praying, those people who are praying continuously are holding back forces of darkness we can’t see in the spirit realm for those doing all the labor. They are clearing the roadway, if you will. Let’s say your car is stopped on an interstate because there’s a major traffic jam, but you can’t actually see what the problem is. That’s like the spirit realm. There’s a traffic jam, and the only way to clear it is through prayer because God’s angels will come and push back that darkness.
When we want to see the compounding effects of God’s work in the things we are doing, we need to assign people who are called, gifted, and equipped with prayer and have them intercede on our behalf while we are doing the work.

Compounding effect of God

How do you make a big impact in the kingdom of God?
 
                                                           
In Nehemiah, they rebuilt the wall that had been torn down for 150 years. They had actually tried to repair the wall, but they failed. Have you ever embarked on a really large project and it’s really just bigger than you, bigger than anything you can imagine? You just start working on it and it’s too big to overcome.
Well, actually the only way to overcome a huge project like that is to break it down into the smallest steps. The baby-est steps that anyone can carry out. That’s what Nehemiah did. He had each person just repair the wall outside their home. “So our city walls are torn down. What if we repair the walls just in our two next door neighbors? One to the left and one to the right? What if we just worked on those?”
What they found out is the enemy doesn’t like restoration. The enemy doesn’t want us to repair broken down people or repair and take away strongholds. No, the enemy, in fact, wants us with our defences down and easily attacked. He wants our neighbours to stay in bondage; and because of that, he sends in obstacles and threats and all kinds of barriers into our path.
So what Nehemiah did was say, “Hey we gotta fight against the enemy who is trying to come in, but keep working at the same time.” A lot of times we’re either all throwing down in fighting, or we all have our tools and we’re working. So what we need to do is do what Nehemiah did. What he did was he said, “Hey. I need to have three hands holding a weapon and defeating and fending off the enemy so that the worker with one hand can keep busy and continue his work.” So for every four hands, four hands defended against the enemy and one hand did the work.
If we wanna see the compounding effects of God’s work in our world, we’ve gotta have three hands with a sword and one hands doing the work. Today, what that means is in our session praying, those people that are praying continuously without stop, they’re holding back forces that we can’t see in the spirit realm—darkness—for those doing all the labor. They’re actually kind of clearing the roadway if you will. If there was a major traffic jam on an interstate but you couldn’t see it—let’s just say your car stopped and you can’t actually see that there’s a major traffic jam. That’s like the spirit realm. There’s a traffic jam and the only way to clear it is through prayer because God’s angels will come and push back that darkness.
So when we wanna see the compounding effects of God’s work in the things that we’re doing, we need to assign people that are called and equipped and gifted with prayer and have them intercede on our behalf while we’re doing the work.