Dear Brothers and Sisters,
When the new wall of Jerusalem was completed and all the Israelites came back into order the dedication began through the leader Nehemiah. What a glorious day that must have been. Let us learn from them and dedicate ourselves into the Lord for His glory. Let us establish the order that God requires and let us do so with great joy.
Love and Joy in Christ Jesus,
Apostle Brenda D. Cooper
For the dedication of the new wall of Jerusalem, the Levites throughout the land were asked to come to Jerusalem to assist in the ceremonies. They were to take part in the joyous occasion with their songs of thanksgiving and with the music of cymbals, harps, and lyres. The singers were brought together from the region around Jerusalem and from the villages of the Netophathites. They also came from Beth-gilgal and the rural areas near Geba and Azmaveth, for the singers had built their own settlements around Jerusalem. The priests and Levites first purified themselves; then they purified the people, the gates, and the wall. I led the leaders of Judah to the top of the wall and organized two large choirs to give thanks. One of the choirs proceeded southward along the top of the wall to the Dung Gate.
Then came some priests who played trumpets, including Zechariah son of Jonathan, son of Shemaiah, son of Mattaniah, son of Micaiah, son of Zaccur, a descendant of Asaph.
Nehemiah 12:27-31,35 NLT