Part 10 – Revival Results in the Land
Series: Nehemiah The Builder
Lesson: Part 10 – Revival Results in the Land
Speaker: Dr. Benny M. Abante, Jr.
Passage: Nehemiah 10:39 (KJV)
Service: New Life Bible Class
Date: March 10, 2016
NEHEMIAH THE BUILDER
LESSON NO. 10 REVIVAL RESULTS IN THE LAND CHAPTER 10
“For the children of Israel and the children of Levi shall bring the offering of the corn, of the new wine, and the oil, unto the chambers, where are the vessels of the sanctuary, and the priests that minister, and the porters, and the singers: and we will not forsake the house of our God.” —Nehemiah 10:39 (KJV)
Let us review first Israel’s covenant with God to be able to understand the remarkable and life-changing results of this historic revival (Neh. 9:32-38).
A. The sealing of their covenant (10:1-28). All the people were involved from their Tirshatha down to the Nethinims.
1. Nehemiah, the Tirshatha
2. Nehemiah’s deputies
All of these people sealed and witnessed the sealing of their covenant with God as a public manifestation of their revival and devotion to the Lord.
B. Entering into an oath [promise] (10:29-31) – individuals and families to:
1. Walk in God’s law (v.29a);
2. Observe His commandments, judgments and statutes (v.29b);
3. Not be an unequally yoked (v.30);
4. Not to work during the Sabbath day and respect it (v.31);
C. The generous giving of their resources and blessings (10:32-39).
1. They caused the preparation of this ordinance to charge themselves yearly a third of a shekel [a chief unit of weight] for the service of the house of the Lord (10:32).
2. Other contributions were made including work loads for worship and service (10:33-34).
3. The firstfruits of all produce were given including the firstborn sons and firstlings of animals (10:35- 37).
4. Tithes were also given for the Levites (10:37- 38).
Let us make a vow not to forsake the House of the Lord and let us have a covenant with Him that will yield wonderful results. May we all learn to follow the path of revival Nehemiah and his people had confidently taken and pursued. And that is the Path of Grace—God’s approval and blessings upon our lives (Joshua 1:8; Phil. 3:21).