JEHOVAH AZAR – THE LORD YOUR HELP(ER)

SCRIPTURES: Psalm 30:10 Hear, O LORD [JEHOVAH], and have mercy upon me: LORD, be thou MY HELPER [JEHOVAH AZAR].
Psalm 28:7 The LORD [JEHOVAH] is my strength and my shield; my heart trusted in him, and I am HELPED [AZAR]: therefore my heart greatly rejoiceth; and with my song will I praise him.
1 Samuel 7:12 Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the LORD HELPED us [JEHOVAH AZAR].

THOUGHT: Help is the rendering of aid or support​ in some fashion and could be material or non​-​material support.​ When you are in a situation where you have a need or a challenge that is too big for you, it is natural for you to call on someone to assist you. If you are not mechanically inclined then you may call an auto mechanic, a plumber or electrician accordingly, to fix a problem. It is quite natural to do so. Through-out the Bible the instruction given to you as a child of God, is that you call on the LORD first (See Psalm 50:15). In the Old Testament several kings caused problems for the nation of Israel by relying on foreign powers for help rather than calling on the HELP of the LORD. The LORD has a wide range of options to use to HELP you and He can draw from many, many sources. He could make the problem go away, He could show you how to fix it, He could send someone to fix it or He could make sure you get a knowledgeable person to fix it right the first time and for a reasonable fee, etc.  No matter what the problem is call on JEHOVAH AZAR first, cry out to​ Him and allow Him to bring HELP from ways and sources that you may not have imagined. Then you will give HIM the praise as you recognize that He is THE LORD YOUR HELPER.

PRAYER: Dear Heavenly Father, and JEHOVAH AZAR, THE LORD MY HELPER: ​I recognize that I have looked to others for help and have not depended completely on You nor have I made my requests first to You. Please forgive me for not putting You first. LORD, I want You to be MY HELP and the first One that I run to in every situation. In Jesus’ Name, AMEN! 

ADDITIONAL READING:​

2 Chron 14:11 And Asa cried unto the LORD his God, and said, LORD, it is nothing with thee to help, whether with many, or with them that have no power: help us, O LORD our God; for we rest on thee, and in thy name we go against this multitude. O LORD, thou art our God; let not man prevail against thee.​ 12 ​So the LORD smote the Ethiopians before Asa, and before Judah; and the Ethiopians fled.
Ps​alm​ 50:15 And call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me. Ps​alm​ 91:15 He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him. Je​remiah​ 29:12 Then shall ye call upon me, and ye shall go and pray unto me, and I will hearken unto you.

About Pastor Lawrence A. Fox

We believe that along with many others, we are called by Jesus Christ to engage in a world-wide effort to reach those in and out of the Christian world with the message of full salvation and healing in His name. This effort starts in our own hearts through the power of the ministry of the Holy Spirit. It then finds growth and nourishment in the fellowship of the local church and fans out through every believer’s home, in our neighborhoods, with our relatives, in the workplace and in every human interaction that we engage in on this side of eternity. We are excited to be ambassadors for God in bringing His message to a lost and dying world. II Corinthians 5:18-20 And all things are of God, who hath reconciled us to himself by Jesus Christ, and hath given to us the ministry of reconciliation; To wit, that God was in Christ, reconciling the world unto himself, not imputing their trespasses unto them; and hath committed unto us the word of reconciliation. Now then we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us: we pray you in Christ's stead, be ye reconciled to God.
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