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Help of the Helpless # 2

Help of the helpless is always available to those who trust and obey God. HIS arm is strong enough to deliver trust in HIS help.

Help of the helpless is always available to those who trust and obey God. HIS arm is strong enough to deliver therefore trust in HIS help.

Help of the helpless is assured at both spiritual and mundane levels but it is predicated on obedience, trust and timeliness in regard to man and God as well as relationship between a person or persons and others. Here is a moral lesson to be learnt from this old school exhortation about a boy whose life was saved as a result of his absolute obedience. The kid found himself on a rail track and was frozen with fear before an on-coming train. No one dared to run to pull him out of danger. the only help that came was a shout of “Lie down”. The kid obeyed instantly without questioning. He laid there motionless because he was too afraid to move. In no time , the train rolled by and people ran to fetch him with unqualified joy. The instruction that asked him to lie down and his attendant obedience saved his life. in other words, it is help of the helpless.

In ll King 13: 1-6, (NKJV) there was another scenario of helplessness and appeal to God brought deliverance. Put in perspective, “In the twenty-third year of Joash the son of Ahaziah, king of Judah, Jehoahaz the son of Jehu became king over Israel in Samaria and reigned seventeen years”. He followed the evil ways of his predecessors. The acts of Jehoahaz angered God and delivered his kingdom into the hand of Hazel king of Syria. Jehoahaz’s army was reduced to rubbles and became absolutely helpless. He had to appeal to the God of Israel who was yesterday, today and will forever be. throughout the history of mankind, it has always been difficult for man to learn from the mistakes of their ancestors. One would surmise that God’s covenant with the patriarchs would have given the Israelites assurance and cogent reason never to serve any other God but Yahweh. It is believed that it was the covenant that made God to agree to save Israel according to ll King 13: 4-5. However, Jehoahaz had to appeal in obedience  to God. “So Jehoahaz pleaded with the Lord, and the Lord listened to him; for HE saw the oppression of Israel, because the king of Syria oppressed them. Then the Lord gave Israel a deliverer, so that they escaped under the hand of the Syrians; and the children of Israel dwelt in their tents as before”. Help will always be made available to those who ardently seek God’s help. Mankind needs to trust and obey.

Help of the Helpless # One

Be strong in the Lord to be able to receive help of the helpless.

Be strong in the Lord to be able to receive help of the helpless.

This topic will definitely be meaningful to those who trust in the Lord or those helpless people who God helped out of their predicament where they had thought there was no way out. The account of event in II Chronicles 13: 1-22 goes in part: “In the eighteenth year of King Jeroboam Abijah became king of Judah…….And there was war between Abijah and Jeroboam. Abijah set the battle in order with an army of valiant warriors, four hundred thousand choice men. Jeroboam also drew up in battle formation against him with eighty hundred thousand choice men of valor.

Love of God breeds trust and faith  that depend on the Almighty God.To such individual, protection, victory, healing in times of sickness are the by-products of walking with God. In times of difficulty, a call on God is easily answered appropriately and in the nick of time. Evidently and from human angle Abijah’s strength was not equal to that of Jeroboam. However, armament cannot ensure victory especially when one has the backing of divine power. Abijah reminded Jeroboam that he was trying to destroy his master’s dynasty. Abijah recalled that King David received God’s covenant of perpetual kingship through generations yet unborn. Abijah also catalogued the ways in which King Jeroboam defied God especially having to trust in graven images instead of God. Ambush is a war tactic Jeroboam adopted to encircle Abijah’s lesser numbered army.  Abijah was surprised but not discouraged. He and prayer warriors used the most potent and unfailing weapon. They worshipped by singing and praising God. All of a sudden “God struck Jeroboam  and all Israel before  Abijah and Judah.” Terror stricken Israel was completely annihilated thus confirming that help will always come to the helpless while the proud stands to be abased in spite of his human prowess. Remember, as a person, David was no match to Goliath but help of the helpless that depended on God came to David as he brought Goliath down with just one  “divine stone” for David to be  able to sever Goliath’s head  in complete victory.