The human being, endowed with body, soul and spirit, is a very complex creature. As such, there are needs and problems that are associated with different areas and whose reconstruction depends solely on each individual.
Take a look at Nehemiah 6:
Now it happened when Sanballat…
Sanballat in this passage symbolizes mockery, fighting against REVOLT.
Tobiah symbolizes the threats, and these fight against the COURAGE to obey God.
Finally, Geshem symbolizes accusation or guilt, and its fight is against PERSEVERANCE in practicing the Word of God.
…the Arab, and the rest of our enemies heard that I had rebuilt the wall…,
In other words, we cannot just rebuild the walls of our life, which is to solve our problems, whether extremely serious or not, we have to go beyond.
…and that there were no breaks left in it…,
It is very necessary that we close the gaps that represent mistakes, sins or faults that must be closed, confessed and forsaken. We cannot stop there, we must go further.
…though at that time I had not hung the doors in the gates…,
These doors represent Salvation, Revival, Spiritual Maturity and our Communion with God… but we must go further.
…that Sanballat and Geshem sent to me, saying, “Come, let us meet together among the villages in the plain of Ono”. But they thought to do me harm…,
Seeing that it could not prevent Nehemiah to rebuild the walls, evil was now trying to get him out of Jerusalem in order to kill him. Evil acts the same way with us today. Failing to stop people from fighting with revolt, courage and perseverance in the reconstruction of their lives, the demons try to take people away from the Church so they can kill them spiritually, as they did with millions of people who, unfortunately, did not see the strategy of evil, and failed to close the gaps, doors and gates of their lives to it.
…So I sent messengers to them, saying, “I am doing a great work”…,
The Work of God has to be complete in our lives, He wants us to not only have LAUGHS (Blessings), He wants us to have JOY (Joy of Salvation) – Extreme joy, being complete. Let’s not stop, let our guard down, but continue to be built upon the Cornerstone, THE LORD JESUS, and using the Sword of the Spirit, intelligent Faith in the Commandments and Promises of our Good God.
…so that I cannot come down.
We cannot go down this life, we cannot throw it all away. When we are tempted, we must resist. When we are suggested things that are bad, we have to counteract these evils. We cannot go down in the dirt, back to the ruins that we left. We cannot leave Jerusalem – the Altar of daily Sacrifice.
Why should the work cease while I leave it and go down to you?
Evil and its children want to distract us and make us turn away from our goal – JESUS – that’s why it does everything, even using religions and sects, to make us succumb to this life. Those who want our well-being will never ask us to leave the UCKG – the Altar of Sacrifice. On the contrary, they’ll want us to stay strong and recognize the ruins we left behind. Those who want the worst for us will always insist on us leaving. Now, you know!