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"Thy wife shall be as a FRUITFUL VINE by the sides of thy house." Psalm 128:3a

God's Helpmeets                              by  J. Kirkpatrick
Hand in Hand                                   a poem by Phyllis C. Michael
A Diligent Purpose                           a matching game  

God's Helpmeets

by J. Kirkpatrick

"And the Lord God said, It is not good that the man should be alone; I will make him an helpmeet for him." Genesis 2:18

The word helpmeet is the Greek word EZER and means "one who helps, succours and supports, one who surrounds, protects, and aids". God desires for us to be an helpmeet for our husbands. We are to surround and protect our homes. We are to be a guard who comes to our husbands aid. Without our support the battle rages.

"...but for Adam there was not found an helpmeet for him." Genesis 2:20

Where are God's helpmeets today? Are we supporting our husbands in the day of battle against all enemies of the home? Or must God look for others to fight the battle? Who are the enemies who are attacking the home?

"And God helped him against the Philistines, and against the Arabian that dwelt in Gurbaal, and the Mehunims." II Chronicles 26:7

Will you become an helpmeet to aid in the day of battle against the Phlilistines, the Arabians, and the Mehunims who are dwelling in Gurbaal? Or must God, alone, be our husbands protection? The word Philistine means "migratory immigrants who are rolling in the dust". The word Arabian means "those who intermeddle with mortgages, pledges and put in surety". The word Mehunims means "a retreat, a den for animals". These escape into their own little world, a retreat into a cave or den of depression. The word Gurbaal means "to turn aside from the road, to shrink back, to gather together for other purposes.

Must God alone guard our husbands, our homes, and our children, while we become part of the enemy camp who migrates with the world, never staying at home? Must God alone support our families while we continue to desire every material gain and place our whole household in the bondage of surety and excessive interest rates through charge cards, etc which only enslave the user thereof? Must He alone protect our homes from within because we have retreated into our own little corner of the house in fits of depression? The spiritual Philistines, Arabians, and Mehunims have caused Godly wives, mothers, and young women to turn aside from the road they were meant to travel. These enemies have so infiltrated modern womens' thoughts that it is very hard for God to find wives, mothers, and young women who desire to be KEEPERS OF THE HOME.

"Teach the young women to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, to love their children." Titus 2:4-5

The phrase keepers at home means " a stayer at home who is domestically inclined and a good housekeeper". She is one who cares for the house, working at home, and taking care of household affairs. She is one who guards and watches over her household. Many will say, "I cannot possibly stay at home. Without two paychecks we would not be able to make it." I challenge you to change your thoughts in this matter. Are you willing to give up a nice home, elaborate interior decorating, designer clothing, new cars, and your independence from the responsibilities a Godly home requires? If you are, I challenge you to become Godly keepers of the home. True riches, satisfaction, peace of mind, freedom from depression and guilt are yours for the taking. God desires these precious treasures for you. Beware for your household! Come out of the Babylonian system of materialism and find God's true riches for you, your husband, your children and your whole household.

"God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early." Psalm 46:5

God desires to help you become an helpmeet for your husband and He will help you as He did the land of Judah in the days of Hezekiah, when the enemy, Sennacherib came against them. The word Sennacherib means "sin multiplied brothers". Are you brave enough to leave the prevailing material society we live in today to help God fight the battle raging in our homes?

"Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty." Judges 5:23

The word Meroz means "refuge". Have you made the material things of our society your refuge? God's Word says we are to curse Meroz, curse them bitterly, because they have not come to the help of the Lord. We can and must curse this way of life if we are to be on God's side to help our husbands in the day of battle.

"For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not: I will help thee." Isaiah 41:10 - 13

Beware of Women's Rights, NOW, Women's Liberation Movement , MS Magazine, Feminism, Full Equality for Women, Free love, and on and on. These are destroying the very fiber of this nation. Please write if you have any questions on the above article. We are here to help you reestablish God's principles in your home.


by Phyllis C. Michael

Hand in hand may you find joy,
True joy beyond all measure;
Hand in hand may you create
Fond memories to treasure.

Hand in hand, as time goes by,
May love grow even stronger --
Hand in hand, year after year,
Though paths seem steeper, longer.

Hand in hand with faith and hope
May you walk close together --
Hand in hand as each day dawns
Regardless of the weather.

Hand in hand may you fulfill
Your every secret longing.
Hand in hand may you each know
The comfort of belonging.

Hand in hand may God guide you,
His grace, His love possessing.
Hand in hand may He grant you
His most abundant blessing.

A Diligent Search to become One in Purpose

Match the following single words in column one to the words in column two to make new compound words to show us how to become God's helpmeets.

                       OVER                    GET
                        OVER                    BOW
                        LONG                    WAY
                        TO                      LOOK
                        TO                      LOOK                    TO                              LIGHT
                        FELLOW                  DAY
                        FIRE                    DAY
                        FARM                    FLOWING
                        EVERY                   SHAKE
                        EVERY                   SHIP
                        EVERY                   SHIP
                        BRIDE                   SHIP
                        HONEY                   SHIP
                        BE                      HOOD
                        BE                      TIME
                        BAND                    STAND
                        HAND                    TOE
                        HAND                    THING
                        MOTHER                  LOVE
                        BY                      CLASP
                        ANY                     AGE     
                        FOR                     GONE
                        PARTNER                 LONGING
                        MOON                    HOUSE
                        IN                      GROOM
                        OUT                     MOON
                        FIRST                   DAY     
                        TIP                     MORROW
                        UNDER                   EVER
                        BE                      SUFFERING
                        LIFE                    BEAT
                        FRIEND                  WOVEN
                        RELATION                LOVED
                        INTER                   HIND 
                        RAIN                    WHERE
                        STAR                    SIDE    
                        FOR                     SIDE
                        PATH                    AGE
                        HEART                   LIGHT

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