“They said to me, “Things are not going well for those who returned to the province of Judah. They are in great trouble and disgrace. The wall of Jerusalem has been torn down, and the gates have been destroyed by fire.” Nehemiah 1:3
This scripture tells us that Judah was in great trouble. The walls have been torn down and the gates have been destroyed. America’s walls have been torn down and we are in great trouble. The walls are not physical walls, but spiritual walls. If we don’t have God’s spiritual walls protecting us, we are in more trouble than Judah was. We must work at rebuilding these walls in our nation. The first thing we need to do is face reality. Satan is the master of illusion. He wants us to think that there is no problem or that there is nothing that we can do about these problems. These are both lies. The only way that these walls can be repaired is by the power of God. We as followers of Jesus Christ have that power. We have that power by the indwelling of the Holy Spirit. “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do, because I go to the Father. And whatever you ask in My name, that I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. If you ask anything in My name, I will do it. If you love Me, keep my commandments.” (John 14:12-15) God gave this authority to all believers. All we have to do is believe and have faith. We have the power through our prayers. Just like Nehemiah rebuilt the walls around Judah, we can rebuild our spiritual walls and bring our nation back to God.