President Trump is having much opposition to his proposed border wall. Opposition to it has sprung up from many people and organizations. I have never seen so much resistance to a president in my life. While it is amazing, it is not unprecedented. In the Bible, Nehemiah ran into the same trouble.
But it so happened, when Sanballat heard that we were rebuilding the wall, that he was furious and very indignant, and mocked the Jews. And he spoke before his brethren and the army of Samaria, and said, "What are these feeble Jews doing? Will they fortify themselves? Will they offer sacrifices? Will they complete it in a day? Will they revive the stones from the heaps of rubbish--stones that are burned?” Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall.” (Neh. 4:1-3 NKJV).
Like in Nehemiah’s time, it is shocking to comprehend all the vitriol, hate, and secret conspiracies that have risen against Trump to hinder him. Sanballat was one of the main men opposing Nehemiah. According to The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names, his name means,
Hate in disguise; the enemy is secret. Chaldean: A hidden branch. Hatred (or throne) in secret.
Obama promised to help Trump make a smooth transition into the presidency. We now know he was acting with “hate in disguise” and plotting the whole time with his insiders to do all he could to wreck havoc. We also now know a “hidden branch” still loyal to Obama is still in government agencies , and the Hillary camp is working in secret to oppose Trump. The meaning “throne in secret” is particularly interesting in view of what we know of rich globalists, who secretly want to rule the world (such as Soros) and are plotting against Trump and even paying people to protest against him. Just the meaning of the oppressor Sanballat’s name has amazing relevance to what is happening in our nation today.
In Neh. 2:10, the Scriptures call Sanballat the “Horonite.” The same above dictionary says this means,
As I write this, witches across the country are planning on vexing Trump and his supporters with a “hex” with their witchcraft. Besides pedophiles, sexual perverts, abortionists, and violent rioters, the liberals also have witches and Satanists on their side!
Another of Nehemiah’s protestors was Tobiah the Ammonite. While his name is not revealing like Sanballat’s (it can mean “the Lord is good”), where he came from reveals who his God was. He was an Ammonite from Ammon. This city-state was founded by Lot’s daughters getting him drunk and having sex with him. In other words it was founded by incest and sexual perversion. Ammon’s God was Moloch, to whom they sacrificed children in the fire. This is another parallel to the liberals who oppose Trump. Many want sexual perversions of all kinds to be made legal such as pedophilia, allowing men in girls’ restrooms without question, and sacrificing children through abortion. It seems Trump’s oppressors are coming from the same place as Tobiah!
Tobiah the Ammonite said about the wall,
Now Tobiah the Ammonite was beside him, and he said, “Whatever they build, if even a fox goes up on it, he will break down their stone wall” (Neh. 4:3 NKJV).
Many, including Mexicans, have mocked Trump’s wall saying it would be ineffective.
Another of the people opposing Nehemiah were the Ashdodites. These were people from the Philistine city of Ashdod. According to The Exhaustive Dictionary of Bible Names, some of the possible meanings of “Ashdod” are,
“powerful: only used in a bad sense to oppress; to spoil; to act violently. A friend to fire.”
We have seen rioters from the left act violently by assaulting many of Trump’s supporters and setting fire to cars and buildings, including at Berkley University. They do these things while claiming to be the party of tolerance and love, accusing conservatives of hate.
Why did Nehemiah want to build the wall? He wanted to build it for protection and to keep enemies out. He wanted to build a wall for the welfare of his own people and nation,
“When Sanballat the Horonite and Tobiah the Ammonite official heard about it, it was very displeasing to them that someone had come to seek the welfare of the sons of Israel” (Neh. 2:10 NKJV).
Trump has repeatedly stated that the reason he wants to build the wall, as well as everything else he is doing, is for the safety of the people and nation of the U.S. A leader of a nation should be doing things in the best interest of his nation and people as a priority before other nations. This is Biblical in spite of what some misguided Christian leaders say. They point out that it is Christian to help refugees and migrants, etc. This is true, but the U.S. already takes in more immigrants than any other nation. Trump and his followers just want to do it lawfully. Some reading this may think walls are only found in the Old Testament. I would point out that the city at the end of Ezekiel, which is still in the future since it has not been built yet, had a thick wall around it. Also at the end of the book of Revelation, we read of the city of God having a wall around it.
Like Trump, the enemies of Nehemiah spread “fake news” about him,
Then Sanballat sent his servant to me as before, the fifth time, with an open letter in his hand. In it was written: It is reported among the nations, and Geshem says, that you and the Jews plan to rebel; therefore, according to these rumors, you are rebuilding the wall, that you may be their king. And you have also appointed prophets to proclaim concerning you at Jerusalem, saying, "There is a king in Judah!" Now these matters will be reported to the king. So come, therefore, and let us consult together (Neh. 6:5-7 NKJV).
Part of the fake news the enemies of the Jews were spreading about Nehemiah was that he was planning on making himself king. I just read that Mika on “Morning Joe” on MSMBC is already insinuating that Trump is trying to become a “dictator.” Some things never change—like the tactics of the devil.
The Scriptures treat as being naive and defenseless cities that have no walls.
“Thus says the Lord God: ‘On that day it shall come to pass that thoughts will arise in your mind, and you will make an evil plan: You will say, “I will go up against a land of unwalled villages; I will go to a peaceful people, who dwell safely, all of them dwelling without walls, and having neither bars nor gates”—to take plunder and to take booty, to stretch out your hand against the waste places that are again inhabited, and against a people gathered from the nations, who have acquired livestock and goods, who dwell in the midst of the land”’ (Ezek. 38:10-12 NKJV).
The Bibles also compares a city without walls to a man who has no control over his own spirit,
Whoever has no rule over his own spirit
Is like a city broken down, without walls (Prov. 25:28 NKJV).
God actually called walls “salvation” through Isaiah,
Violence shall no longer be heard in your land,
Neither wasting nor destruction within your borders;
But you shall call your walls Salvation,
And your gates Praise (Isa. 60:18 NKJV).
The Hebrew word for “salvation” in this passage is yeshua, the Hebrew word for “Jesus.” Yet some Christian leaders are against Trump’s wall saying it is not “Christian.” This passage is prophetically calling Jesus a “wall.”
Obama burned the gates of the U.S. with fire, so to speak, by championing Soros’ NWO vision of an “open society” without borders or walls. However, before he moved into his new mansion in D.C., he had a wall erected around it and added security measures! What a hypocrite! Many of the rich elites, who advocate a nation without borders or walls themselves, have walls around their own properties.
After Nehemiah built the wall and Israel was no longer overrun by aliens, they had a spiritual revival. Trump has been very pro-Christian, and Hillary would have passed even more laws against Christians. I am concerned that many Christians will only see the battle between Trump and the left as only a political war and not a spiritual war. The battle lines are becoming clearer. With groups like Satanists on the side of the left and against Trump, it should be clear what side we should be on and pray for him. Besides a political battle for the sovereignty of our nation, we are in a war for the spiritual life of the U.S. Building a wall is one of the most practical, as well as Biblical, things we can do.
In that day this song will be sung in the land of Judah:
"We have a strong city;
God will appoint salvation for walls and bulwarks.
Open the gates,
That the righteous nation which keeps the truth may enter in” (Isa. 26:1-2 NKJV).
I have set watchmen on your walls, O Jerusalem;
They shall never hold their peace day or night.
You who make mention of the Lord, do not keep silent,
And give Him no rest till He establishes
And till He makes Jerusalem a praise in the earth.
(Isa. 62:6-7 NKJV).