The Helper of Israel
âBe silent before me, you islands!
Let the nations renew their strength!
Let them come forward and speak;
let us meet together at the place of judgment.
Â âWho has stirred up one from the east,
calling him in righteousness to his service?
He hands nations over to him
and subdues kings before him.
He turns them to dust with his sword,
to windblown chaff with his bow.
He pursues them and moves on unscathed,Â by a path his feet have not traveled before.
Who has done this and carried it through,Â calling forth the generations from the beginning?
I, the Lordâwith the first of themÂ and with the lastâI am he.â
When I read some scriptures, I cannot help but smile wide at my God – the God we serve.
See how it looks like He is boasting up there.
Summoning nations to come and present their case before Him.
It’s like what Elijah did with the prophets of baal.
Come and show me what you can do…
“The islands have seen it and fear;
Â Â Â Â the ends of the earth tremble.
They approach and come forward;
6Â Â Â Â Â they help each other
Â Â Â Â and say to their companions, âBe strong!â
7Â The metalworker encourages the goldsmith,
Â Â Â Â and the one who smooths with the hammer
Â Â Â Â spurs on the one who strikes the anvil.
One says of the welding, âIt is good.â
Â Â Â Â The other nails down the idol so it will not topple.”
And then see what those who serve idols do when they see His work. They try to encourage each other, let’s nail the god here, let’s smoothen it here.
And I laugh too.
I wanted to do a Bible study today on God being our helper because it was a word God gave me for the year and again is re-emphasizing it for this month. but today, i just felt like declaring the word.
But to declare it, we have to understand where God is coming from.
The nations themselves have nothing to say about God.
They are in awe of His deeds.
The idols and their idol makers try to dance around and encourage themselves that they are strong (by the way idols are not just wooden idols, whatever we elevate above God could be an idol in our life. Ask the Lord to show you ways that you what maybe an idol in your wife so He can take first place, last place and every other place in your life. Sometimes an idol is even that thing or person you run to when you have problems instead of running first to God…. ask God for grace).
But God is calling us all away from that.
This is His word for us:
He is calling us into this:
âBut you, Israel, my servant,
Â Â Â Â Jacob, whom I have chosen,
Â Â Â Â you descendants of Abraham my friend,
9Â I took you from the ends of the earth,
Â Â Â Â from its farthest corners I called you.
I said, âYou are my servantâ;
Â Â Â Â I have chosen you and have not rejected you.
10Â So do not fear, for I am with you;
Â Â Â Â do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
Â Â Â Â I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Three things God told me from the above verse:
I will help you.
I will strengthen you.
I will uphold you.
I don’t know about you guys but I need those words like the air I breathe.
Planning two “the women at the well meets” which will double as book launches.
Working on a Prayer challenge eBook.
Doing a 21 days prayer challenge on social media.
Planning a “purity walk” in schools as part of my NGO
Needing money and divine helpers.
As well as juggling all these but still staying full in Jesus.
Flesh cannot do this, I need the Spirit.
So if God says He will help me, I am staying right in His hands.
But then I feel like I am not to just believe this word but declare it.
I woke up with “calling the things that be not as though they are…” ringing in my heart this morning, with the Holy Spirit telling me to go and call them forth.
So I would not just be believing that God will help me but I would be declaring it daily this month. At least 10 mins of declarations and tongues birthing the word to life.
I am sharing this for that someone out there who needs to know that God is your helper.
Not idols, not even the nations.
When they stand before God they are all nothing.
But He promises to lift you up. The God of all the earth promises to help you!
This is not a study per say, it’s just me sharing…
Lets declare together:
Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.
The helper of Frances (put your name and personalize the “I” as you say them)
So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
I am committed with this blog post to birthing life with those words/promises of God. I hope that you are too.
Happy new month my dear blog family.
May you walk with God this month and enter into the #Growth He has for you, in Jesus name, amen.
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