Posted on June 20, 2019 in Daily Devotionals, June

Knowing JESUS Daily Devotional | JUNE 20 2019 | HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST – Acts 26:19-23

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles. – Acts 26:19-23.

Beloved,  certainly and assuredly on this side of heaven, you will get to a point in life, when you will need help very desperately. Don’t forget where to get true and unfailing help. To avoid disappointment, don’t bother to seek the help of men or human beings. . At the time, you need them most. That is the time, they will determinedly and deliberately fail you. This is because vain is the help of men or human beings in general. See what the scriptures says.

Psalms 60:11-12. Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

Psalms 108:12-13 Give us help from trouble: for vain is the help of man. Through God we shall do valiantly: for he it is that shall tread down our enemies.

It is very important you understand this. If God does not help you, no mortal being can help you.

2 Kings 6:26-27. And as the king of Israel was passing by upon the wall, there cried a woman unto him, saying, Help, my lord, O king. And he said, If the Lord do not help thee, whence shall I help thee? out of the barnfloor, or out of the winepress?

Beloved, God alone is your true and unfailing help.  His name is Ebenezer, meaning , God that provided continual unfailing help.

1 Samuel 7:12. Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Always look heavenward whenever you need help.  Be assured that concerning this present challenge. God shall help you. He will never fail you.  You shall surely have a testimony.

Hosea 13:9. O Israel, thou hast destroyed thyself; but in me is thine help.

Deuteronomy 33:26-29 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky. The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew. Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.

Psalms 121:1-2. I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Remember this at all times. God alone provides timely and unfailing help.

Psalms 46:1-5. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea; Though the waters thereof roar and be troubled, though the mountains shake with the swelling thereof. Selah. There is a river, the streams whereof shall make glad the city of God, the holy place of the tabernacles of the most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Beloved, do not be afraid to approach Him for help. See His unfailing promises of promised timely and true help.

Isaiah 41:10. Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 41:14. Fear not, thou worm Jacob, and ye men of Israel; I will help thee, saith the Lord, and thy redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

For you to be assured that He will not fail you. This is because, God is too faithful, He can not fail and He has never failed.  See examples  of people of like passion like you, that received His timely help.  You too shall receive same in Jesus name.

1. Samuel and Israel

1 Samuel 7:12. Then Samuel took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the name of it Ebenezer, saying, Hitherto hath the Lord helped us.

2.,King Uzzaih.

2 Chronicles 26:6-7. And he went forth and warred against the Philistines, and brake down the wall of Gath, and the wall of Jabneh, and the wall of Ashdod, and built cities about Ashdod, and among the Philistines. And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabians that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims.

2 Chronicles 26:14-15. And Uzziah prepared for them throughout all the host shields, and spears, and helmets, and habergeons, and bows, and slings to cast stones. He made in Jerusalem engines, invented by cunning men, to be on the towers and upon the bulwarks, to shoot arrows and great stones withal. His name spread far abroad; for he was marvellously helped, till he was strong.

3. Ezra and the captive Jews.

Ezra 8:31: ¶Then we departed from the river of Ahava on the twelfth day of the first month, to go unto Jerusalem: and the hand of our God was upon us, and he delivered us from the hand of the enemy, and of such as lay in wait by the way.

4. King Jehoshaphat

2 Chronicles 18:31-32 And it came to pass, when the captains of the chariots saw Jehoshaphat, that they said, It is the king of Israel. Therefore they compassed about him to fight: but Jehoshaphat cried out, and the Lord helped him; and God moved them to depart from him. For it came to pass, that, when the captains of the chariots perceived that it was not the king of Israel, they turned back again from pursuing him.

5. King David.

Psalms 18:47: It is God that avengeth me, and subdueth the people under me.
Psalms 66:12: Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water: but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.
Psalms 118:10 -13.  All nations compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD will I destroy them.  They compassed me about; yea, they compassed me about: but in the name of the LORD I will destroy them.  They compassed me about like bees; they are quenched as the fire of thorns: for in the name of the LORD I will destroy them. Thou hast thrust sore at me that I might fall: but the LORD helped me.

6. Israel as a nation.
Psalms 124:1 -3. If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, now may Israel say; If it had not been the LORD who was on our side, when men rose up against us: Then they had swallowed us up quick, when their wrath was kindled against us:
Psalms 124:8: Our help is in the name of the LORD, who made heaven and earth.
HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Beloved,  see how to seek for His help. Look toHim and look at no other place.

Psalms 34:5. They looked unto him, and were lightened: and their faces were not ashamed.

 1. king Jehoshaphat and Judah.

2 Chronicles 20:1-4. It came to pass after this also, that the children of Moab, and the children of Ammon, and with them other beside the Ammonites, came against Jehoshaphat to battle. Then there came some that told Jehoshaphat, saying, There cometh a great multitude against thee from beyond the sea on this side Syria;

2. King Hezekiah

2 Chronicles 32:7-8. Be strong and courageous, be not afraid nor dismayed for the king of Assyria, nor for all the multitude that is with him: for there be more with us than with him: With him is an arm of flesh; but with us is the Lord our God to help us, and to fight our battles. And the people rested themselves upon the words of Hezekiah king of Judah.

So go ahead and seek for His unfailing timely help too. He will surely help you in Jesus name.
HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Dearly beloved, when our Lord Jesus Christ was here, during His earthly ministry. He provided timely and unfailing help for His people. See some of them.

Matthew 14:26-31. And when the disciples saw him walking on the sea, they were troubled, saying, It is a spirit; and they cried out for fear. But straightway Jesus spake unto them, saying, Be of good cheer; it is I; be not afraid. And Peter answered him and said, Lord, if it be thou, bid me come unto thee on the water. And he said, Come. And when Peter was come down out of the ship, he walked on the water, to go to Jesus. But when he saw the wind boisterous, he was afraid; and beginning to sink, he cried, saying, Lord, save me. And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

John 11:39-44. Jesus said, Take ye away the stone. Martha, the sister of him that was dead, saith unto him, Lord, by this time he stinketh: for he hath been dead four days. Jesus saith unto her, Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God? Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me. And I knew that thou hearest me always: but because of the people which stand by I said it, that they may believe that thou hast sent me. And when he thus had spoken, he cried with a loud voice, Lazarus, come forth. And he that was dead came forth, bound hand and foot with graveclothes: and his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus saith unto them, Loose him, and let him go.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

However,  prior to His ascension He promised the Bible days believers and also believers of all ages, especially you, that, He will send them a Comforter , that is exactly like Him.  This Comforter when He comes, He also will be providing timely help for them. Comforter : The name given by Christ to the Holy Spirit. The original word is Paraclete , and means first Advocate, a defender, helper, strengthener, as well as comforter

John 14:16-17. And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another Comforter, that he may abide with you for ever; 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.

John 14:26. But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever I have said unto you.

John 15:26. But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of truth, which proceedeth from the Father, he shall testify of me:

John 16:7. Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you.

Romans 8:26-27. Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered. And he that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because he maketh intercession for the saints according to the will of God.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

IT WAS THIS COMFORTER IN THE PERSON OF THE BLESSED HOLY SPIRIT, THAT PROVIDED PAUL APOSTLE, TIMELY HELP AND DELIVERED  HIM OUT OF THE BLOOD THIRSTY JUDAZERS

Acts 26:19-23  Whereupon, O king Agrippa, I was not disobedient unto the heavenly vision: But shewed first unto them of Damascus, and at Jerusalem, and throughout all the coasts of Judaea, and then to the Gentiles, that they should repent and turn to God, and do works meet for repentance. For these causes the Jews caught me in the temple, and went about to kill me. Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come: That Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.

In fact there were many instances before and after this time, that the blessed Holy Spirit provided timely comfort and help for apostle Paul .  The same way the blessed Holy Spirit provided timely help for apostle Paul, so He will be doing for you till Christ comes in Jesus name.
HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

See the several timely help the blessed Holy Spirit helped him.

Acts 14:19-20. ¶And there came thither certain Jews from Antioch and Iconium, who persuaded the people, and, having stoned Paul, drew him out of the city, supposing he had been dead.  Howbeit, as the disciples stood round about him, he rose up, and came into the city: and the next day he departed with Barnabas to Derbe.

Acts 16:25 -26. And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them. And suddenly there was a great earthquake, so that the foundations of the prison were shaken: and immediately all the doors were opened, and every one’s bands were loosed.

Acts 21:31-33.  And as they went about to kill him, tidings came unto the chief captain of the band, that all Jerusalem was in an uproar.  Who immediately took soldiers and centurions, and ran down unto them: and when they saw the chief captain and the soldiers, they left beating of Paul.  Then the chief captain came near, and took him, and commanded him to be bound with two chains; and demanded who he was, and what he had done.

2 Corinthians 1:8 -10 For we would not, brethren, have you ignorant of our trouble which came to us in Asia, that we were pressed out of measure, above strength, insomuch that we despaired even of life:  But we had the sentence of death in ourselves, that we should not trust in ourselves, but in God which raiseth the dead: Who delivered us from so great a death, and doth deliver: in whom we trust that he will yet deliver us;

2 Timothy 3:11: Persecutions, afflictions, which came unto me at Antioch, at Iconium, at Lystra; what persecutions I endured: but out of them all the Lord delivered me.
2 Timothy 4:17: Notwithstanding the Lord stood with me, and strengthened me; that by me the preaching might be fully known, and that all the Gentiles might hear: and I was delivered out of the mouth of the lion.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

Dearly beloved  see His timely promised help for you too. Count on Him. He can not fail and He will never fail you. See how, He brought out this sister out of trouble timely. You are the next, that will receive such help in Jesus name.

Hebrews 13:5-6. Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have: for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do unto me.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

TIMELY SUPERNATURAL HELP  THROUGH THE PROMISED  GIFT OF HOLY SPIRIT FROM JESUS CHRIST, TO BELIEVERS OF ALL  AGES AND YOU. CHAPTER  TWENTY SIX  OF ACTS.

Friend, for you there is no doubt in you again that, the end time is here and the rapture is already dawning. However, like apostle Paul was confronted with divers challenges, so also you shall be challenged, before this great imminent event.

John 16:33. These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.

Acts 14:22. Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God.

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

However, the  message about the rapture is to provide you with comfort, that ,eternal  joy unspeakable awaits everyone who partakes in this event.  The good Lord shall help you. Please do not relent in your preparations, until our Lord comes.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18. For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Wherefore comfort one another with these words.

You also have unfailing promises that in the same way the blessed Holy Spirit provided timely help and deliverances to apostle Paul, till the end of his ministry on earth, so He will without fail do for you too. See some of these unfailing promises.

2 Timothy 4:18: And the Lord shall deliver me from every evil work, and will preserve me unto his heavenly kingdom: to whom be glory for ever and ever. Amen.

2 Timothy 1:12: For the which cause I also suffer these things: nevertheless I am not ashamed: for I know whom I have believed, and am persuaded that he is able to keep that which I have committed unto him against that day.Psalms 73:24: Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory.:

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

 John 10:28 -29  And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.  My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.

1 Thessalonians 5:23: And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 1:5: Who are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.

Jude 1:1: Jude, the servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to them that are sanctified by God the Father, and preserved in Jesus Christ, andcalled:
Jude 1:24: Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy,

HELP BY THE HOLY GHOST OR HOLY SPIRIT – Acts 26:19-23 | Romans 8:26 – the Spirit helps us in our weaknesses and infirmities

So, continue. You have lay your hand on the plough. Don’t look back till Jesus comes. His grace shall be sufficient for you in Jesus name.

Luke 9:62. And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

Acts 11:23. Who, when he came, and had seen the grace of God, was glad, and exhorted them all, that with purpose of heart they would cleave unto the Lord.

Acts 13:43. Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes follow Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God.

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