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I must be about my fathers business

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Sermon shared by James Thomas

April 2006
Summary: There is a reward in serving God
Denomination: Baptist
Audience: General adults
Sermon:
I must be about my Fathers business

Nehhemiah 6:3
3 And I sent messengers unto them, saying, I am doing a great work, so that I cannot come down: why should the work cease, whilst I leave it, and come down to you?

Luke 2:49
49 And he said unto them, how is it that ye sought me? Wist ye not that I must be about my Father’s business?

When we accept an assignment or appointment or a job from GOD you can rest assured that the enemy gets busy that very instant. From the moment you decide to live for Christ and that nothing will detour you. Then you can rest assured that you are getting ready to fight from all sides.
The Bible tells us to love our neighbors and also to love our enemies; probably because most of the times they are the same people. Only someone who is close to you can hurt you. This was the case in Nehemiah’s situation. His presence here was a threat to the people around him. They felt the building of the wall would shift the balance of power in the region and rob them of their influence over the people. If you read on around the fourth chapter you will find that as he got the wall half built people started honoring GOD with their work that doubt starts to show it’s ugly face. He starts to get death threats from his enemies the bible says in chapter 4vs. 9 that he prayed and set a watch against them.
Trust me the more you try the more the enemy is going to try and throw kinks in your way every morning you’re on time for work but Sunday you always seem to have a problem, that’s the enemy……….The word of GOD says……. every time I desire to do good ……evil is always present………you want to come to church and the husband isn’t acting right ….you just keep on with what you’re doing………All great causes have great critics……… It was Aristotle who said, “You can avoid opposition by saying nothing, doing nothing, being nothing!” Another way of saying it ……is if you don’t want to hunt with the big dawgs stay on the porch……..
When you start a work for GOD no matter what it is whether it is teaching a class or preaching a sermon or just witnessing about the goodness of GOD. Not to mention pasturing or building a church…….. Someone begins to feel threatened………remember the enemy doesn’t want you to succeed in anything you do for GOD……somebody will have to start questioning your dedication…… What’s he/she teaching….uh what are they doing over there……uh why they shout so much…….I don’t like they way he teaches the bible ….but they couldn’t find Genesis with a magnifying glass, and they still think the book of JOB means job……….You know overnight Christians…….pop tart preachers……… who don’t want to work but constantly………..seek to hinder your work……….You can be a person who has the duty of cleaning the church……….The funny thing is …….no else will want to do it ……but somebody will always try to criticize they way you do it. You missed a spot ….and you forgot this and you forgot that……….Uh why you doing that……. are you getting paid to do it……..uh I wouldn’t do that I were you……look at them and tell them……..I must be about my fathers business……..People want to tell the Pastor what to preach……. the ministers what to say …..How to say it and when to say it…….well I got little a problem with that…….. because, and I don’t mean any disrespect…… but I wasn’t hired by the people…… my words are not mine I speak on behalf of another………. I heard
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