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How to attract divine assistance - Taiwo Akinola  

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Our soul is escaped as a bird out of the snare of the fowlers: the snare is broken, and we are escaped. Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth ~ Psalms 124:7-8.                                                                                         

Introduction:

Characteristically, man’s search for the help of God begins at the point where herealizes that his needs are beyond his human strength. Nevertheless, the subject of supernatural assistance should be constantly reflected in our outlooks as Christians in all our pilgrim’s journeys.

It is crucial that we regularly see God as our Mighty Helper, and know that His assistance is closer to us than we could ever think or imagine (Psalms 124:1-8)!That’s the irreducible qualification to secure access to this help beyond ourselves, and to activate it at our critical hours of need!

Giving assistance connotes a sense of bringing ease or relief to a distressed situation. It particularly implies giving aid to someone in need, at which time assistance is mostly cherished.

Needs could be spiritual, physical, social, emotional or even relational. Occasionally, some needs could bare themselves out to us in the form of obstacles beyond our power, and for which we have no answers.

A need may also be a nagging quest to generate more impacts and more significance upon the earth, for which our best of wits and wisdom have proven to be unreliable.

Now, until you receive supernatural assistance to meet your needs, people are bound to see your sweat. But when divine help comes, the miracles that have been dragging on for long become accelerated, and people easily notice God’s grace and favour upon your life. It’s the help of God that makes all the difference!

God is our Mighty Help against the storms, and happily He has chosen to make the believers His place of habitation. Job recognized this when he declared, “Is not my help in me?” (Job 6:13). God will certainly appear for His people to help them at any time and under any circumstances (Isaiah 41:10-14).

Divine assistance always provokes divine blessings. It’s the spiritual substance of God’s assistance that gives affinity (or,attractiveness) to the good things of life. Hence, so many good things become easily consummated for you when supernatural assistance locates you (Psalms 46:1-7).

Notably, with divine assistance, strange things begin to happen to you in righteousness, and help flows in even from quarters you least expected. With supernatural assistance, you’re made strong and big like an oak tree, the size of your beginning notwithstanding.

God is our Shield and the Sword of our excellency; with Him we can tread upon our high places (Deuteronomy 33:29). Healways assists His people in their weaknesses and delivers them from the hands of their strong enemies to secure them in their appointed places.

Divine assistance has no age or social limitations. God helped the then 16-year oldUzziah, King of Judah, to accomplish so many feats (2Chronicles 26:3-15). He built industrial engines, war machines and rocket launchers in Jerusalem, and his fame spread abroad because “he was marvellously helped”.

Jehoshaphat too cried out for divine assistance when the enemies encompassed him; the Lord helped him and his enemies were summarily dispersed (2Chronicles 18:31).

Gleaning from these above, we can safely confirm that divine assistance comes with the following supernatural condiments in its wings: strange victories, enlargement, expansion, fame, security, administrative capabilities, innovation and inventiveness.

Supernatural assistance also promotes resourcefulness, prosperity and wealth, to the degree that even stingy entities will begin to give their lending hands. Thus, David sang: “Our help is in the name of the LORD” (Psalm 124:8).

He looked up to God, and He mightily helped him at the most unusual times and through the most improbable channels (Psalm 121:1). Mighty men played their parts, and even fainting souls contributed their quota to assist him on his journeys (1Samuel 30: 1-20).

Undoubtedly, supernatural assistance is the sure fountain of any genuine accomplishment on earth, and missing it is tantamount to utter helplessness! A man who is denied access to divine assistance cannot find real help from any other quarters.

During the great famine in Samaria as recorded in 2Kings 6:25-30, a desperate woman cried unto the King of Israel for help, and he answered her, saying, “If the LORD do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?”

Meanwhile, seeking help outside God is a serious error, which can also attract a deluge of sorrow and gloominess (Isaiah 31:1). David said, “Unless the LORD had been my help, my soul had almost dwelt in silence” (Psalms 94:17).

Finding Access To Divine Help

Basically, those who plan to enjoy God’sassistance must choose to live in righteousness. Uzziah did that which was right in the sight of the Lord, and he was marvelously helped. They must equally trust God implicitly, and develop a firm confidence in Him.

Confidence and trust go a long way in promoting fellowship and mutual assistance. Hence, as David testified, the help of God shows up marvelously for those who put their trust in Him (Psalms 28:7; 37:40).

Secondly, those who desire to attract divine assistance must learn to wholeheartedly seek the Lord. God has everything you are looking for in His hands (Psalms 24:1-6). When He steps in, everything turns around for good!

Seeking the Lord in prayers is the key here (Deuteronomy 33:7)! Asa sought the Lord in prayers, and he enjoyed supernatural assistance (2Chronicles 14:11). Seeking the Lord in all our ways provokes distinctive miracles!

Thirdly, as we seek the Lord’s assistance, we must also be violent in the spirit against the antics of the enemies (v11). To enjoy peace, prepare for war! Never be complacent with the spiritual “Philistines”. Be warlike in spirit if you must enjoy sweet victories in spiritual conflicts.

In addition to the foregoing, we cannot overemphasize the importance of being regular in God’s presence. The sanctuary is His appointed place of encounter (Psalm 20:2). Everyone that looks up to God for help must keep regular statutory appointments with Him in the sanctuary(Hebrews 4:16).

Friends and brethren, in conclusion, let’s note that God doesn’t help anyone and help his enemy simultaneously (Job 8:20). For as long as God is at work in your life, your enemies remain hopelessly helpless!

God doesn’t require any man’s approval to assist you. When He decides to help you,the only alternative left for your enemies is to chart a course of peace with you (Mark 9:22-24). All those who make God their Help find Him mightily so: “Happy is he that hath the God of Jacob for his help …”(Psalm 146:5).

Divine assistance comes by the administration of the Holy Spirit (Romans 8:26). Now is your lifetime opportunity for an incredible bestowal of His supernatural intervention. Open up to Him right now, you will be marvelously helped and rejoice evermore! You won’t miss this, in Jesus name. Amen. Happy Sunday!

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Bishop Taiwo Akinola,

Rhema Christian Church,

Otta, Ogun State, Nigeria.

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