Now there cried a certain woman of the wives of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, Thy servant my husband is dead; and thou knowest that thy servant did fear the Lord: and the creditor is come to take unto him my two sons to be bondmen.
2 And Elisha said unto her, What shall I do for thee? tell me, what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not any thing in the house, save a pot of oil.
3 Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbours, even empty vessels; borrow not a few.
4 And when thou art come in, thou shalt shut the door upon thee and upon thy sons, and shalt pour out into all those vessels, and thou shalt set aside that which is full.
5 So she went from him, and shut the door upon her and upon her sons, who brought the vessels to her; and she poured out.
6 And it came to pass, when the vessels were full, that she said unto her son, Bring me yet a vessel. And he said unto her, There is not a vessel more. And the oil stayed.
7 Then she came and told the man of God. And he said, Go, sell the oil, and pay thy debt, and live thou and thy children of the rest.
Every living man needs help. God did not create a single self-sufficient being. In one way or the other we need other men. And more than anything else; we need God.
While we all need other men it is important to state that the help of man is vain. As Ps 60:11 says “Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man.” It is very easy for men to make other men a pawn in their game of chess. Sad. In fact, my life has taught me that the best help from men is only received when they are inspired of God to help you. When men are inspired of God to help they offer such help willingly; sometimes they even plead to be numbered among your helpers because to them it becomes a privilege. I pray for you today dear reader; in this year 2022; men shall queue up to help you.
Please note that it is not everyone who desires help that gets help. Let me even add that many who deserve help never get help. While everyone needs help, not everyone will get help. It is my prayer for you today dear reader that you will find help in the mighty name of Jesus.
Let me share with you three critical things that makes a man to get the help of God and that of men.
Men who get help are often those who refuse to be silent.
Men only get help when they cry for help. The first law of help is never keep quiet. As I write this I remember the story of Blind Bartimaeus who desperately needed the help of the Saviour as he passed through Samaria. He had blindness that had lasted several years and he was now tired. He wanted change very desperately. The people around him shouted him down. The Bible recorded in Luke 18:39 “And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me”. When he was asked to shut up the Bible says he cried out yet the more. See, many have died needless deaths because they tried to be “man enough”. And please understand, only God is “God enough”. In the final analysis no man really is “man enough” Cry out for help if you need help. Cry out to God. Tell your God you are helpless. Don’t package. Don’t form. In the genuineness of your heart express your utter frustration to your God. He would come to your help.
Move in faith.
One thing I have seen is that people’s faith have moved God to instant help. The woman with the issue of blood said “For she said within herself, If I may but touch his garment, I shall be whole.” (Matt 9:24). She pressed through the crowd inspired essentially by faith. And she got a response from the Lord. She received her help
How hard is it for Christians to understand that God wants us to pray not complain. Children of God spend several hours complaining and bemoaning their dire conditions without falling on their knees. Dear reader please understand that it is far more rewarding to pray than to weep. If you need any kind of help of the Lord or even from men brethren, the first place to go is the place of prayer. Get on your knees in your secret place. Pray out your heart to God and then wait gracefully with an expectant demeanor. I believe with you that God will hear and He will answer.
Happy New Month.
In this new month of April, 2022 you will experience divine help for uncommon signs and wonders in Jesus name