2 Chronicles 15 The Lord Helps
And the Spirit of God came upon Azariah the son of Oded:
And he went out to meet Asa, and said unto him, Hear ye me, Asa, and all
Judah and Benjamin; The LORD is with you, while ye be with him; and if ye seek him,
he will be found of you; but if ye forsake him, he will forsake you.
2 Chronicles 15 (vss. 1f)
For I was ashamed to require of the king
a band of soldiers and horsemen to help [azar] us against the enemy in the way:
because we had spoken unto the king, saying, The hand of our God is
upon all them for good that seek him; but his power and his wrath is against
all them that forsake him.
Ezra 8:22 (Spoke 15, Cycle 1)
Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.
Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.
James 4:8 (Spoke 15, Cycle 3)
Ezra, Eliazar, and Azariah
Many of dominant themes of Spoke 15 are based on the literal meaning of name of the 15th Letter
The three names Ezra, Eliazar, and Asariah all come from the common root
(Azar) which means help, succor,
and support. God frequently uses Azar and Samek synonymously,
as in Psalm 54.4:
Behold, God is mine helper [ezer]: the Lord is
with them that uphold [samek] my soul.
It is, therefore, stunning to recognize the name of the 15th Book, Ezra, as a synonym of
the name of the Letter governing the Spoke on which it resides!
God then exhibits the fulness of the meaning of Samek in the
Book of James (Spoke 15, Cycle 3) where the importance
of helping others is strongly emphasized.
Exactly the same thing is seen on the Inner Cycles of both Genesis and 2 Chronicles. In both cases, the
first verse of the 15th Chapter opens with the debut of a name based on the root Azar.
Eliazar (God is my Helper) first apppears in Genesis 15, and within 2 Chronicles, Azariah
(Yahovah Helps) first appears in Chapter 15, as quoted above.
Yet this is but the beginning. We have many thematic links between Ezra and 2 Chronicles 15, and even
a near KeyLink.
Seek the Lord!
The highlighted words in the verses quoted at the head of this page are found in only three verses in the
Bible. Searching for the set ("seek him", forsake him) [Verify] yields the two verses quoted above
and one from I Chronicles. We have, therefore, a near keylink between the Inner Cycle of 2 Chronicles
and the Bible Wheel:
|Link: Seek the Lord!|
|P2 Chronicles( 15 ) PBible( 15 )|
Of particular interest is the reiteration of this theme in James 4.8 (quoted above). Note also
that the root Azar appears in the verse from Ezra linked to 2 Chronicles 15. There is much more to
learn here, but I must move on to document the basics of God's ten thousand wonders.