Nehemiah Chapter 5, Complaints and Problems of Judah

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This chapter is full of many different problems which happened during the time of construction if the Walls around Jerusalem. This time frame took 52 days to complete.

Three different problems arose. ONE:Many landless People were without food. TWO:Landlords were forced to mortgage their land because of the famine. THREE: Borrowing was necessary to pay property tax imposed by the Persistent.

Verses 1-5, debts, interests and bondage.
Verses 6-13, payments of interest abolished.
Verses 14-19, examples of Unselfishness.

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The Wilderness And It's Purpose

Arnet and Class,

We must first and always remember Who Created Us and The World we live in. When G-d did this, His Comment about The Work of Creation was: It is Good.

With G-d speaking out and saying the above position, "It is Good", we must then also come under agreement with G-d on this point.

Now with all that said, we must understand why G-d allows us to be drawn into a wilderness.

First and foremost with G-d is Truth and Righteousness. When we fail to live in His Creation and abide in His Word, Torah, then we fail as a People, Called by G-d, to be His Light to other Nations of this World. When America fails to do just that then G-d Calls that Nation into The Wilderness for correction and a turning back unto Him.

This is a message that rings out in The Prophetic Works of G-d's Word.

So with this Understanding in our mind, can we say that we are in the wilderness for a reason? I would believe G-d may be doing the same thing He did in the past to Great Nations who had The Truth of G-d.

This is the job of The Prophet, to point out the whys, and give a direction to go!

When we answer G-d's Call, He places His Holy Spirit within our body/spirit(G-d's New Temple), that is closer than a brother could ever be. He is with in this mortal body which G-d fashioned from dust and said was Good in Genesis. This is a Temple, not made with mortal hands, but fashioned in our mothers womb by G-d.