Help is Only A Shout Away

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From the last decade up until now, in and around the world, men from different nations, tribes, communities and families, governmental bodies have witnessed and heard noises and shouts of all types. Some shout because they are in pain, agony, distress; some shout for excitement after a football or cricket match; some simply because the darkness was too dark and there didn’t  seem to be light at the end of the tunnel; some shout because of oppression, both visible and invisible; some shout because they suffer confusion of mind and they were no longer aware of who they were, what has taken place that has made them loose their minds and become like another man.  Men are chained in mental homes today because they were out of control, aggressive and their shouts have turned to expression of affliction.  There are inner shouts and verbal shouts of help in and around us, shouts of battle and rumours of war where the heart of men fails them for fear. There have been shoutings of mastery, of slavery and of judgment in our world.  It should be noted that the shout of victory is only made after the war has been won.

There have been shouts on the home front, leading to all sorts of rage, abuse, distrusts, misbehaviours, divorce, man-slaughter and murder; shouts in schools by hurtful, hateful and rebellious young men under the influence of alcohol, drugs and demonic power; and in offices by grown up men , fathers and brothers, states men, and politically inclined men hiding their fears, issues, secrets, losses, insecurity, uncertainty under the covering of the collar job or political positions shouting for help internally, when their voices are not heard,. Good men turned to cowards, refusing to deal with the issue or confront the underlying problems, threaten others, abuse many, engaging their powers, political and social influences,  their professional superiority to intimidate and harass those considered to be lower ranked to them or their equals. We call it bullying and harassment in the work place, very subtle but yet profound issues, so destructive is the practice of hostility that the authority on earth have not been able to solve it.

It is not surprising today that such arrogance in men with unresolved issues have turned men to engage in tribal, religious and national warfare, because of high mindedness. The hearts of men had become callous, wicked and crooked in practice; men without the fear of God neither possess any respect for life or nature.   Men have become so cruel against each other, destroyers of what is good, and wasters of those considered weaker than the mighty, the rich taking advantage of the poor and the mighty deluding our world of justice. So we have called the holy profane and the profane holy, forgetting that when the righteous are quiete, evil will continue to prevail in the land; but when the righteous triumph, there is great elation; but when the wicked rise to power, people go into hiding.  Men have been displaced from their secured homes, offices, communities, nation, businesses have been troubled, and the rich are getting richer, the poor are getting poorer, so there have been shouts of all types.  Some have shouted, and some are shouting still, yet no one is hearing or no one seems to care or concerned about those who were casualties of incidents, captives in the hands of the mighty and victims of family, tribal and national wars (Isa 26:9, Psa 125:1-3, Prov 28:12).

There have been sound of noises and shouts of various types but there is a shout that brings victory before war, breaks down the racial, tribal, religious, political and social barriers, cuts down the satanic chains of oppression, stops harassment, torments the tormentors, terrorises the terrorisers’, spoils the spoilers and causes every adversary to go into captivity, releases those considered to be lawful captives, brings healing to the sick, terminatea the terminating disease, banishes every pain, causes swords to be converted to ploughshares, increasing peace in our borders and comforting us on every side, enabling abundance where there is insufficiency, exposing what lies in darkness, unraveling the hidden agenda of the destroyer, frustrating the token of liars and  causing the wickedness of the wicked to come to an end.

It is only a shout away to the God of Mercy. When man recognises the inability of man without God, the cruelty of the heart and the wickedness of an uncontrolled mind, indiscipline, selfishness and self-centeredness of ambitious men promoting self and mass destruction, internal enemy appearing real externally, wiping away acquired fruits of service, efforts and investment of persons, families, communities, our states and our nation.

A loud shout to the God of Mercy would not only open the blinded eyes but would expose the seared mind and cause men to see the true man that lies within the veil with an inner shout for an inner change and a converted heart. Why? For man’s rest lies within his returning unto His Maker, our God who is the creator of all things.  The shout of victory and triumph can go forth and no longer the shout of displacement and of trouble nor of pain.  We must look up rather than looking around, for the help of man is in vain. “ Awake, awake, clothe yourself in your strength, O Zion; Clothe yourself in your beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city; For the uncircumcised and the unclean Will no longer come into you. Shake yourself from the dust, rise up, O captive Jerusalem; Loose yourself from the chains around your neck, O captive daughter of Zion. For thus says the LORD, “You were sold for nothing and you will be redeemed without money.” (Isa 52: 1- 3, Psa 119:18, Psa 25:14)

It is only a shout away for mercy to prevail over judgement and for peace to reign again in our land.

 

Consider this:

  • “For the Egyptians shall help in vain, and to no purpose: therefore, have I cried concerning this, their strength [is] to sit still. 8 Now go, write it before them in a table, and note it in a book, that it may be for the time to come for ever and ever: 9 That this [is] a rebellious people, lying children, children [that] will not hear the law of the LORD: 10 Which say to the seers, See not; and to the prophets, Prophesy not unto us right things, speak unto us smooth things, prophesy deceits: 11 Get you out of the way, turn aside out of the path, cause the Holy One of Israel to cease from before us. 12 Wherefore thus saith the Holy One of Israel, because ye despise this word, and trust in oppression and perverseness, and stay thereon: 13 Therefore this iniquity shall be to you as a breach ready to fall, swelling out in a high wall, whose breaking cometh suddenly at an instant. 14 And he shall break it as the breaking of the potters’ vessel that is broken in pieces; he shall not spare: so that there shall not be found in the bursting of it a sherd to take fire from the hearth, or to take water [withal] out of the pit. 15 For thus saith the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel; In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and in confidence shall be your strength: and ye would not. 16 But ye said, No; for we will flee upon horses; therefore shall ye flee: and, We will ride upon the swift; therefore shall they that pursue you be swift. 17 One thousand [shall flee] at the rebuke of one; at the rebuke of five shall ye flee: till ye be left as a beacon upon the top of a mountain, and as an ensign on an hill. 18 And therefore will the LORD wait, that he may be gracious unto you, and therefore will he be exalted, that he may have mercy upon you: for the LORD [is] a God of judgment: blessed [are] all they that wait for him. 19 For the people shall dwell in Zion at Jerusalem: thou shalt weep no more: he will be very gracious unto thee at the voice of thy cry; when he shall hear it, he will answer thee. 20 And [though] the Lord give you the bread of adversity, and the water of affliction, yet shall not thy teachers be removed into a corner any more, but thine eyes shall see thy teachers: 21 And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This [is] the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left”. {Isa 30:7-21 KJV]

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