Help From Above

Posted on 23 Aug 2021, Pastor: Tolu Makinde
  • Title: Help From Above
    Text: Ps. 121
    [Psa 121:1]  I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help.
    [Psa 121:2]  My help cometh from the LORD, which made heaven and earth.
    [Psa 121:3]  He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber.
    [Psa 121:4]  Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.
    [Psa 121:5]  The LORD is thy keeper: the LORD is thy shade upon thy right hand.
    [Psa 121:6]  The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night.
    [Psa 121:7]  The LORD shall preserve thee from all evil: he shall preserve thy soul.
    [Psa 121:8]  The LORD shall preserve thy going out and thy coming in from this time forth, and even for evermore.
    • We all need help. I need help, you need help.
    • We need help in all areas of our lives
      • Physically – Divine protection
      • Spiritually – Divine direction
      • Financially – Divine provision
    • We need help because we cannot make it on our own
    • [Joh 15:5]  I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing.
    • Our helper is the Most High God. The God who cannot fail.
    • God is able to send help in any way, shape, or form
    • God knows how to help us much better than we can imagine
    Main Topic
    • The children of Israel were helped many times
      • Moses was an helper – Ex. 2 & 3 – God sent help in the form of Moses to deliver the children of Israel
      • Moses was helped – Aaron was an helper to Moses
      • Joshua was an helper –  Joshua 1
      • Rahab was an helper – Joshua 2
      • God provided manna for them daily in the wilderness
      • God was the pillar of cloud by day and the pillar of fire by night
      • and many more
    • David was helped
      • In battle he was helped 
        • He fought the lion, and he fought the bear
        • He faced Goliath
        • In every battle, he was helped – 2 Sam. 5:17-25 (Battle against the Philistines)
        • [2Sa 5:24]  And let it be, when thou hearest the sound of a going in the tops of the mulberry trees, that then thou shalt bestir thyself: for then shall the LORD go out before thee, to smite the host of the Philistines.
      • At Ziklag he was helped – 2 Sam. 30
        • [1Sa 30:11]  And they found an Egyptian in the field, and brought him to David, and gave him bread, and he did eat; and they made him drink water;
      • With King Saul, he was helped
        • Jonathan was an helper to David
        • [1Sa 18:1]  And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
    • Solomon was helped
      • [1Ki 3:11]  And God said unto him, Because thou hast asked this thing, and hast not asked for thyself long life; neither hast asked riches for thyself, nor hast asked the life of thine enemies; but hast asked for thyself understanding to discern judgment;
      • [1Ki 3:12]  Behold, I have done according to thy words: lo, I have given thee a wise and an understanding heart; so that there was none like thee before thee, neither after thee shall any arise like unto thee.
    • Elijah was helped
      • Brook Cherith
        • [1Ki 17:3]  Get thee hence, and turn thee eastward, and hide thyself by the brook Cherith, that is before Jordan.
        • [1Ki 17:9]  Arise, get thee to Zarephath, which belongeth to Zidon, and dwell there: behold, I have commanded a widow woman there to sustain thee.
      • An angel fed him twice
        • [1Ki 19:5]  And as he lay and slept under a juniper tree, behold, then an angel touched him, and said unto him, Arise and eat.
        • [1Ki 19:6]  And he looked, and, behold, there was a cake baken on the coals, and a cruse of water at his head. And he did eat and drink, and laid him down again.
        • [1Ki 19:7]  And the angel of the LORD came again the second time, and touched him, and said, Arise and eat; because the journey is too great for thee.
        • [1Ki 19:8]  And he arose, and did eat and drink, and went in the strength of that meat forty days and forty nights unto Horeb the mount of God.
    • Peter was helped
      • An angel delivered him from prison
      • [Act 12:7]  And, behold, the angel of the Lord came upon him, and a light shined in the prison: and he smote Peter on the side, and raised him up, saying, Arise up quickly. And his chains fell off from his hands.
    • Paul was helped – Acts 9:9-18
      • Ananias prayed for Paul to receive his sight
    • If all these people were helped, it shows we can’t make it on our own
    • We need help from above
    Help has been provided in some ways already
    • If you are married, you have an helper
      • [Gen 2:18]  And the LORD God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an help meet for him.
    • If you have the Holy Spirit, you have the Helper
      • [Joh 14:16]  And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever;
      • [Joh 14:17]  Even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive, because it seeth him not, neither knoweth him: but ye know him; for he dwelleth with you, and shall be in you.
      • [Joh 14:18]  I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you.
    Steps to receiving help
    1. Realize that you need help
      • A man who does not think he needs help is a proud man that is destined for a fall.
    2. Ask for the help
    3. Recognize the help
      • Help may not come in the form that you expected
    4. Never turn your back on your helper
    5. Always thank God for helping you