In Babylon at the end of March 444 B.C., an opportunity presented itself for Nehemiah to go the Jerusalem to rebuild the walls. Opposition to rebuilding the walls started immediately. San ballet and Tobiah, two enemies of this good work, were greatly disturbed when they found out that Nehemiah had come to do this work. They would go on to create much trouble and try to stop this project which would give security and protection to the Israelites living in Judea.
The opposition by San ballet, Geshem and Tobiah developed in several stages: (1) laughter and scorn (Neh. 2:19) (2) mockery (4:1) (3) conspiracy and threats (4:8) (4) request for a conference (6:2) (5) attempts to frame and smear Nehemiah (6:10). The same techniques have been used by the enemies of the United States to oppose a wall to keep drug smugglers, human traffickers, and illegals from entering.
The Democratic Party, deep state players and Rinos goal is to allow these illegals to vote and sway the election to their advantage. Another goal of these traitors is to destroy our sense of nationality – that we are no longer Americans but citizens of the world. Another goal is to overwhelm our welfare system to move the United States to third world status. Another goal of these people is to bring in young men who see nothing wrong with rape, bestiality, homosexuality, pedophilia, assault and even murder. In time these deviances will be accepted as normal, and laws will be abolished that make these deviances illegal.
As is most always the case when a good work begins, opposition arises, and enemies appear. The enemies realize the wall would make it difficult or impossible for them to take advantage of the citizens of Jerusalem any more.
When San ballet, a Moabite chief, and Tobiah, a chief of a trans-Jordan tribe of Ammonites, and the Arabians, Ashdodites, heard that the walls of Jerusalem were being built, they were very wroth, became exceedingly angry; and they conspired together. They simply did all they could do to hinder, and if possible, stop the work.
When the enemies of Jerusalem observed that the work proceeded and was being carried forward to completion, they admitted that it would succeed if they didn’t take more drastic steps of scorn and ridicule. They decided to combine their forces and stop the work on the walls by force. San ballet and Tobiah entered into an agreement with their heathen neighbors to march against the wall and put an end to efforts to build it.
Why were these people so determined to keep the leaders of the people in Jerusalem from building the wall? They did not wish to see them erect a wall which would make them strong with security and keep undesirables out of their country.
Why is the left so opposed to President Trump’s wall? For the same reason. A wall would keep illegals out which the left is registering to vote for them to keep them in office/power. Also, the drug trafficking, human trafficking, and human organ trafficking would be hindered for those making billions of dollars in these illegal enterprises. These illegals are costing billions a year to feed, house, clothe, provide medical care, education and prison space. Many illegals are criminals, have serious mental health issues and are immoral characters.
Nehemiah’s response to this effort on the part of those who opposed to the wall involved two things: (1) prayer to God for protection and with God’s help the enemy was helpless. (2) A watch maintained day and night. Prayer, work and watchfulness made his efforts invincible. “So build we the wall” (Nah. 4:6).
In spite of all opposition, the wall was built! Why? The people had a mind to work. The will was there, and the scorn and ridicule only served to make them more determined -- not less.
The bottom line is if we follow the pattern of Nehemiah when opposition arises, we will be successful. Prayer, faith and determination are requisites to success.