For the People of Hong Kong!
Nehemiah 4:4 NKJV
“Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!”
This is a prayer of Nehemiah against political and religious oppression!
History is a great teacher for modern truths. The lesson of history, which is ignored by mostly everyone is simply, someone is always trying to rule over and take away freedom.
The next dictator is always knocking on the door. It could be from someone as small as your spouse, the bully next door, the ego-maniac boss. Or, it could be someone as large as a political group, ideology, or maniacal charismatic politician. The people of Hong Kong are feeling the heat of oppression. They are in kin with the Israelites of Nehemiah’s time seeking to keep their new found freedom. As Nehemiah and his fellow countrymen labored to stand firm against oppression, they realized, only God can help them defeat their enemy.
Christians and freedom loving people everywhere, need to learn history. It is time to realize we are despised and wanted to be put away. It is time to take a stand in the power of love. Therefore, finally my brethren, be strong in the Lord and the power of His might. Let us agree in prayer together with the Prayer of Nehemiah! To those who crave controlling power, we pray to God.
“Hear, O our God, for we are despised; turn their reproach on their own heads, and give them as plunder to a land of captivity!” Amen.
Long May Freedom and Liberty Reign!
In Christ, may there be peace on earth.