I made them clean from all that is strange to the word of God

I made them clean from all that is strange

Nehemiah 13:30
So I made them clean from all strange people, and had regular watches fixed for the priests and for the Levites, everyone in his work;

I pray,
that if you are not able
to make yourself clean

from all that is strange to the Word of God,
that you might have someone, a help,
help to make you clean

from all that is strange to the Word of God.
In Jesus mighty name.
Amen.

blessed be the name blessed be the name

of the Lord his name is Jesus we thank

you Lord for this day for the ear the

Sun the moon the night the day the earth

we stand on the food we eat and are

about to eat we thank you for the

fellowship and we thank you for

communion with you Lord blessed be your

Lord in Jesus mighty name amen

Nehemiah chapter 13

I made them clean from all that is

strange to the Word of God I made them

clean from all that is strange to the

Word of God the words of Nehemiah the

words of Nehemiah Nehemiah 13 verse 30

he had seen them the priests do strange

things he had seen the priests do

strange things so he decided to make

them clean to cleanse them from those

strange things

Nehemiah 13 verse 30 so I made them

clean from all strange people and that

regular watch is fixed for the priests

and for the Levites every one in his

word you see

means the same thing here as it means in

Titus to keep clean for to him who is

clean all things are clean all things

are clean so Nehemiah needed the

priesthood to be clean and whether there

were strange people strange people

whenever the word of God speaks of about

strange people they’re talking about

people with a different belief who

worship other gods the bowels and I

share us all the things which are not

God so Nehemiah

made them clean from all strange people

he made the priesthood clean from all

people who believed in the world who

believed them money who believe then

drink a tree in idolatry in gods and

demons in whatever they had a belief

blessed be your Lord yesterday we were

reading about Titus and Titus was about

Titus 1 verse 15 to the clean and heart

all things are clean and a priesthood

needs to be clean in heart all

Christians all who minister mothers

brothers sisters fathers deacons

overseers bishops whatever they may call

themselves elders all need to be clean

in heart so that all things are clean

and Nehemiah cleansed those who

ministered at that time from every

strange thought every strange belief and

with strange we mean strange to the Word

of God

that does not match up with the Word of

God

blessed be your Lord and let the Holy

Spirit increase everywhere in Jesus

mighty name amen

I pray that if you are not able to make
yourself clean from all that is strange
to the Word of God that you might have
someone a help help her to make you
clean from all that is strange
to the Word of God in Jesus mighty name
amen

blessed be your Lord let us do our

reading let us do our reading so lord

give us your word speak with your voice

speak unto those who are under the power

of your voice in Jesus mighty name amen

Nehemiah 13 verse 1

Amaya 30 verse 1

on that day there was a reading from the

book of Moses in the hearing of the

people and they saw that it said in the

book that no ammonite or Moabite might

ever come into the meeting of God none

of the children of Amon or of the stone

of Moab may come into the meeting of God

none of those who worship other gods

because they did not give the children

of Israel bread and water when they came

to them but God Balaam to put a curse on

them though the curse was turned into a

blessing by our God so after hearing the

law they took out of Israel all the

mixed people now before this

Ilia sheep the priests who had been

placed over the rooms of the house of

our God being a friend of Tobiah had

made ready for him a great room where at

one time they kept the meal offerings

the perfume and the vessels and a tenth

of the green and a wine and oil which

were given by order to the Levites and

the music makers and the doorkeepers and

the lifted offerings for the priests but

all this time I was not at Jerusalem for

in the 32nd year of art at Circe’s king

of Babylon I went to the king and after

some days I got the King to let me go

and I came to Jerusalem and it was clear

to me what evil elia sheep had done for

Tobiah

in making ready for

him remember Tobiah was an ammonite

slave to bios and ammonites one who did

not believe in God but uh but Aliya

sheep made a room ready for him in the

temple in making ready for him a room in

the buildings of the house of God and it

was evil in my eyes so I had all two

biases things put out of the room then I

gave orders and they made the rooms

clean and I put back in them the vessels

of the house of God with the meal

offerings and a perfume if you look at

yourself as a house for God if you look

at yourself as a house for God with many

rooms inside things hidden in this room

the Lord may come into the living room

which is neatly made up but not into the

back room that has your dark secrets in

it not into that cupboard or chest which

is in the little room this is what me mi

is speaking about take out of yourselves

cleanse yourselves of every evil thought

of everything

that does not match up to the Word of

God whether that be alas the desire or

pride whether it be something ethnic

your ethnic traditions that you are

holding on to if they do not match up

with the Word of God take them out take

them out and fill them with meal

offerings and perfume with prayers to

God blessed be your Lord blessed be your

Lord

Nehemiah 13 verse 10 and I saw that the

Levites had not been given what was

needed for their support so that the

Levites

and the music makers who did the work

had gone away everyone to his feel they

weren’t receiving anything from the

people so they went away to make money

to be able to feed themselves and their

wives and their children everyone to his

field then I made protests to the Chiefs

and said why has the house of God been

given up and I got them together and put

them in their places

then all Judah came with a tenth part of

the grain and wine and oil and put it

into the storehouses and I made

controllers over the storehouses Shalem

I and a priest and Zadok described and

of the Levites Padilla and with them was

Hainan the son of Zack or the son of

mattaniah they were taken to be true man

and their business was the distribution

of these things to their brothers keep

me in mind oh my god in connection with

this do not let the good which I have

done for the house of my god and its

worship go from your memory completely

in those days I saw in Judah some who

were crushing grapes on the Sabbath and

getting in grain and putting it on asses

as well as wine and grapes and figs and

all sorts of goods which they took into

Jerusalem on the Sabbath day and I gave

witness against them on the day when

they were marketing when they were

marketing food when they were doing

things for a profit it’s not that you

may not do anything a good deed the Lord

says every day is good for a good deed

especially the Sabbath the holy days

especially the days that are holy to you

but marketing

and profit-making is not a good deal

for those days me my 13 verse 16 and

there were man of tired air who came

with fish and all sort of goods trading

with the children of Jerusalem of Judah

and in Jerusalem on the Sabbath then I

made protests to the Chiefs of Judah and

said to them what is this evil which you

are doing not keeping the Sabbath day

holy did not your father’s do the same

and it not our God sent all this evil on

us and on this town but you are causing

more wrath to come on Israel by not

keeping the Sabbath holy on a different

level if your mind should be filled with

testing everything to the Word of God

but you start testing all your thoughts

as to how they may be of profit to you

see how it’s similar the similitude enos

be careful be careful when you say that

you have given your all up to the Lord

and then your toasts are all about how

do I get profit money land adoration

from this hmm

rah causing more rah – come on yourself

verse 19 and so when the streets of

Jerusalem were getting dark before the

Sabbath I gave orders for the doors to

be shut and not to be open again till

after the Sabbath and I put some of my

servants by the door so that nothing

might be taken in on the Sabbath day

so the traders in all swords

of goods took their night’s rest outside

Jerusalem once or twice then I gave

witness against them and said why are

you waiting all night by the wall if you

do so again I will have you taken

prisoners from that time they did not

come again on the Sabbath and I gave the

Levites orders to make themselves clean

and come and keep the doors and make the

Sabbath holy keep this in mind to my

credit oh my god and have mercy on me

for great is your mercy and in those

days I saw the Jews who were married to

women of Ishod and Ammon and Moab and

their children were talking half in the

language of Ishod they had no knowledge

of the Jews as language but made use of

the language of the two peoples and I

took up the cause against them notice

that Nehemiah is mentioning everything

that Paul mentions later on in his

epistles you cannot have two different

faiths on one pillow you cannot marry

things that the Word of God has said

throughout do not marry your sons or

yourselves to women who believe strange

thing even strange gods they will leave

you away from God

verse 25 and I took up a cause against

them cursing them and giving blows to

some of them and pulling out their hair

on fire and I made them take an oath by

God saying you are not to give your

daughters to their sons or take their

daughters for your sons or for

yourselves was it not in these things

that soul Amnon king of Israel did wrong

remember Solomon had 700 wives

over the world and by his deeds in the

next generation Israel was split up was

it not in these things that Solomon king

of Israel did wrong among a number of

nations there was no king like him and

he was dear to his God and God made him

king over all Israel but even he was

made to do evil by strange women and

it’s not again it’s not about their

nationality

it’s not about their ethnicity they are

strange because they worship strange

gods are we then without protest to let

you do all this great evil sinning

against our God by taking strange women

for your wives and one of the sons of

joy joy yada the son of Ilya sheep the

chief priests was son-in-law to sam Bala

the horror night so I sent him away from

me keep them in mind oh my god

because they have put shame on the

priests his name and on the agreement of

the priests and levites

so I made them clean from all strange

people and had regular watches fixed for

the priests and for the Levites everyone

in his work and for the wood offering at

Furyk at fixed times and for the first

fruits keep me in mind

oh my god for good nehemiah cleanse them

from every strange thought from every

strange lust from going after things

that God had not given in his word

not taking care of their priests and

levites to marrying priests onto women

who did not even believe in the God then

the priests worship blessed be your Lord

blessed be your Lord and keep me in mind

oh my god for good I pray I pray for you

over you that you may make clean every

tall everything in that house of God in

yourself and that you may be kept clean

from all that is strange to the Word of

God God keep them in mind oh my god for

good

amen amen and amen

in the beginning was the word and the

Word was with God and the Word was God

and that word is in the beginning was

the word and the word the power of God

in the beginning was the word and that

word is his name is Jesus Lord of glory

Jesus king over Kings his name is Jesus

the light of the world Jesus the bread

of life his name is Jesus word of God

Jesus God with us

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