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Open Heaven (December 14th)
Topic: HELP ME, O LORD
Open Heaven Memories: Hear, o lord, and have mercy upon my: Lord, be thou my helper. Psalm 30:10
Read: Psalm 30:10-12
At one point or the other in life, everyone requires a form of help from another person. Whether this help is received or not depends on the direction it is sought from. David was a man who needed great help to actualize his dream in life. It is therefore not surprising that he often sought for help, as seen in today’s memory verse. In Psalm 3:2-3, he also confessed God as his helper, saying:
“Many there be which say of my soul, There is no help for him in Go. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.”
No wonder he achieved great things in life. Do you want God to be your helper like He was to David? If you do, you must make certain that you belong to his kingdom and have the assurance of his salvation, which is obtainable only in Jesus Christ. Jesus is ready to help you, and he will help you as you cry unto him today. He understand everything you are passing through because he has felt what you feel. One of the reason why he became a man was to experience what we go through as mortals, so that he can help us in every area of life as our High Priest. Speaking of this, Hebrews 4:15-16 says:
“For we have not an high priest which cannot be touched with the feeling of our infirmities; but was in all points tempted like awe are, yet without sin. Let us therefore come boldly unto the thrones of grace that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.”
Beloved, intimacy with God is one factor that yields accelerated help from Him. What does it take to be intimate with God? To guide us on this, the Holy Spirit says in Psalm 24:3-5: Open Heaven
“Who shall ascend into the hill of the LORD? Or who shall stand in his holy place? He that hath clean hands, and pure heart; who hath not lifted up his soul unto vanity, nor sworn deceitfully. He shall receive the blessing from the LORD, and righteousness from the God of his salvation.”
Divine help requires a perfect walk with God, such as God demanded from Abraham in Genesis 17:1 and reinforced by Jesus Christ in Matthew 5:48. In order to develop intimate fellowship with God, after becoming born again, we must walk before him in perfection by paying close attention to his word (Psalm119:105). Above all, it is the mercy of God that grant us access to his divine help (Psalm 109:26, Hebrew 4:16). Therefore, if I were you, I would call on his mercy whenever I need help in my life.
Are you doing this or running from pillar to post?
Open Heaven Hymnal: Sing Hymn 8
Open Heaven Prayer Point:
Father, please send your help to me speedily today, in Jesus Name
Bible in one year: Psalm 120-131 Zechariah 1:1-17
Zechariah 1:1-17 King James Version (KJV)
1 In the eighth month, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
2 The Lord hath been sore displeased with your fathers.
3 Therefore say thou unto them, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye unto me, saith the Lord of hosts, and I will turn unto you, saith the Lord of hosts.
4 Be ye not as your fathers, unto whom the former prophets have cried, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; Turn ye now from your evil ways, and from your evil doings: but they did not hear, nor hearken unto me, saith the Lord.
5 Your fathers, where are they? and the prophets, do they live for ever?
6 But my words and my statutes, which I commanded my servants the prophets, did they not take hold of your fathers? and they returned and said, Like as the Lord of hosts thought to do unto us, according to our ways, and according to our doings, so hath he dealt with us.
7 Upon the four and twentieth day of the eleventh month, which is the month Sebat, in the second year of Darius, came the word of the Lord unto Zechariah, the son of Berechiah, the son of Iddo the prophet, saying,
8 I saw by night, and behold a man riding upon a red horse, and he stood among the myrtle trees that were in the bottom; and behind him were there red horses, speckled, and white.
9 Then said I, O my lord, what are these? And the angel that talked with me said unto me, I will shew thee what these be.
10 And the man that stood among the myrtle trees answered and said, These are they whom the Lord hath sent to walk to and fro through the earth.
11 And they answered the angel of the Lord that stood among the myrtle trees, and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth, and, behold, all the earth sitteth still, and is at rest.
12 Then the angel of the Lord answered and said, O Lord of hosts, how long wilt thou not have mercy on Jerusalem and on the cities of Judah, against which thou hast had indignation these threescore and ten years?
13 And the Lord answered the angel that talked with me with good words and comfortable words.
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14 So the angel that communed with me said unto me, Cry thou, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; I am jealous for Jerusalem and for Zion with a great jealousy.
15 And I am very sore displeased with the heathen that are at ease: for I was but a little displeased, and they helped forward the affliction.
16 Therefore thus saith the Lord; I am returned to Jerusalem with mercies: my house shall be built in it, saith the Lord of hosts, and a line shall be stretched forth upon Jerusalem.
17 Cry yet, saying, Thus saith the Lord of hosts; My cities through prosperity shall yet be spread abroad; and the Lord shall yet comfort Zion, and shall yet choose Jerusalem. Site Map(Opens in a new browser tab)