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From an early age he felt that God was going to call him to the ministry, and was even told by his Baptist pastor "Some day you will stand at the end of the aisle and shake hands with the people as I am doing now". Draw on the ground a circle to represent God’s will, and step into it, resolving never to step out of its blessed precincts again. The returning leaders of Israel learned this lesson so well that one of the recurring themes in Ezra and Nehemiah is their determination to worship and live in accordance with God’s commands (vv. 18, 20–21).

Pages: 244

Publisher: Read The Spirit (January 1, 2008)

ISBN: B0038HEQCK

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