Ever feel the need for help? Ever feel like you should be able to figure something out without help? Too proud to ask for help? Or how about when you mess up big time and don’t feel deserving of help? Do any of these ring true? (Image by Myriam Zilles from Pixabay)
There is service available 24/7 for all these situations and more. It’s called ‘AZAR’ and it has centuries of World Wide Approved Class A assistance rating.
Never heard of it? Well, David knew about Azar. Here is one of his stories:
Saul in his pride and jealousy, was out to kill David. And in 1 Samuel 23:14-20 this scene unfolds.
David stayed in strongholds in the wilderness and remained in the mountains in the Wilderness of Ziph. Saul sought him every day, but God did not deliver him into his hand. 15 So David saw that Saul had come out to seek his life. And David was in the Wilderness of Ziph in a forest. 16 Then Jonathan, Saul’s son, arose and went to David in the woods and strengthened his hand in God. 17 And he said to him, “Do not fear, for the hand of Saul my father shall not find you. You shall be king over Israel, and I shall be next to you. Even my father Saul knows that.” 18 So the two of them made a covenant before the Lord. And David stayed in the woods, and Jonathan went to his own house.
19 Then the Ziphites came up to Saul at Gibeah, saying, “Is David not hiding with us in strongholds in the woods, in the hill of Hachilah, which is on the south of Jeshimon? 20 Now therefore, O king, come down according to all the desire of your soul to come down; and our part shall be to deliver him into the king’s hand.”
Then in Psalm 30:8-10, David later recorded his cry for help:
I cried out to You, O LORD;
And to the LORD I made supplication:
9 “What profit is there in my blood,
When I go down to the pit?
Will the dust praise You?
Will it declare Your truth?
10 Hear, O LORD, and have mercy on me;
LORD, be my HELPER!”
The LORD drew Saul away from David with another skirmish taking place and David escaped to En Gedi.
Later, when David remembered the LORD’s help, he sang:
Behold, God is my HELPER; (Elohim is my AZAR)
The Lord is with those who uphold my life.
5 He will repay my enemies for their evil. Psalm 54:4-5a
Let’s take a closer look at this word and see what we discover.
The word HELPER is Strong’s H5826 and it looks like this:
עָזַר ʻâzar, aw-zar’; a primitive root; to surround, i.e. protect or aid:—help, succour.
And here are the letters–reading from right to left:
Ayin 70= Completion of time. Means: Eye, to See, Understand, Experience, or to be Seen, Window of the soul-good or bad (made of a Zayin and Yod—Word and Spirit)
Zayin 7 = completeness, Perfection, Fullness. Means: Sword of the Spirit, Dagger, Weapon or Seed
Resh 200 = Insufficiency, Poverty. Picture: Head Means: Head, Chief, Beginning, Highest, Most Important, a Person, Human Reasoning vs. Obedience. (When we allow human reasoning to be our master, our head, poverty of the Spirit results.)
Yeshua as Head over all (Resh) Sees and Understands (Ayin) our need for help-our insufficiency-(Resh) and He comes to Completely Fill our need. And He often uses His Word-Sword of the Spirit- (Zayin)to turn things around.
In Hebrews 13: 5-6, the writer refers back to David’s story. “Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have. For He Himself has said, “I will never leave you (abandon you) nor forsake you.(emotionally grow cold toward you)”So that we may boldly say, The LORD is my HELPER, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me. NKJV
FYI – Did you catch the difference between leave and forsake? Leave is to physically leave and forsake is to emotionally leave. You can ‘forsake’ someone without ‘leaving ‘ them. But Yeshua will do neither.
I love the Message translation of these verses: Don’t be obsessed with getting more material things. Be relaxed with what you have. Since God assured us, “I’ll never let you down, never walk off and leave you,” we can boldly quote, God is there, ready to help; I’m fearless no matter what. Who or what can get to me?
The word Helper in Hebrew is a verb. It isn’t a title, but rather a call to action.
“Behold, God (Elohim-the Supreme God) is my HELPER–“Behold” – pay attention to this fact, “The Lord (Adonai), is moving on my behalf to help me.”
Adonai Aleph-Dallet-Nun-Yod lit. “My Lords”) is the plural form of adon (“Lord”) — Adonai’s grammatical form is usually explained as a plural of majesty. In the Hebrew Bible, it is nearly always used to refer to God.
Reading from right to left Adonai means: Aleph – God, the most important Leader; Dallet – The Door (Yeshua) for all the earth or creation; Nun – Holy Spirit Life; Yod – working together or covering us. — God in His fullness is our HELPER.
And David reminds us again in Psalm 121:1-2 I will lift up my eyes to the hills—From whence comes my help? 2 My HELP comes from the LORD (Yehovah – the Self-Existent, Eternal God) Who made heaven and earth.
There is no greater Help than the Help we have.
Do you need help? No matter what the circumstance, He is available 24/7 to those who call on Him in faith. Faith is born out of a relationship. Spend some time with your Helper this week. Shalom ♥