Christ's disciples sometimes long for the power God's church once had. Yet Christ can work through a few, as He has with many. Nehemiah's leadership moved the Jews to return to Jerusalem to rebuild the walls and gates which paved the way for a new, but smaller temple. Nehemiah's work is a prequel to and type of Jesus' transcending declaration: "I will build My church," despite inherent human shortcomings. Christ's church is relatively small, but His work is powerful. Christ will grow His church and its power, for the zeal for His House has eaten Him up.
Jerold Aust has served in the ministry for 50 years, as a public speaker for 54 years, a published writer for 34 years, and is employed by UCG’s Media and Communications Services. He is a Senior Writer, interviewer, and editor for Beyond Today Magazine and also teaches Speech Communication for UCG’s ministerial online program and the Book of Revelation for ABC.