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The Power Of One

So I sought for a man among them who would make a wall,
and stand in the gap before Me on behalf of the land,
that I should not destroy it; but I found no one.
Ezekiel 22:30

One man found grace in the eyes of the LORD to preserve the human race Noah
One man was named the Friend of God to bless all the families of the earth Abraham
One man sent ahead of time to preserve not just his own family, but also the nations around Joseph
One man was called to deliver the whole nation of Israel out of Egypt Moses
One woman became queen to save her nation from total annihilation Esther

Just one man or woman can make the difference. One man infected with SARS affected the rest of the world. Just one case of an infected person can determine whether a nation is clear of the virus or not.

Joseph was alone in the land of Egypt, and so was Daniel in Babylon. God always prepares a man ahead of time to accomplish His purposes at hand. John the Baptist prepared the way for the Lord to come. And he was alone too.

To be part of a group is great if it is a company of wise men and godly counsellors, and they are all embracing the pure teachings of Jesus Christ. But we are now living in a time when many Christians will not endure sound doctrine, but according to their own desires, because they have itching ears, they will heap up for themselves teachers; and they will turn their ears away from the truth, and be turned aside to fables (2 Tim 4:3-4). They are blind leaders of the blind. And if the blind leads the blind and both will fall into a ditch (Matthew 15:14). Beware of false teachers with no or wrong doctrines.

One thing I learnt about true worship is the Audience of One! God is the One and Only Audience. The rest are not audience. They are worshippers too. God alone determines whether our worship is acceptable or not. This makes falsehood in worship difficult as no one can fool God. Whether we are worshipping in spirit and in truth, the Lord will know. But for the ministry of teaching, the audience are the students. False teachers can get by through deception as some hearts are not watchful and vigilant, and they can be easily deceived.

I am writing this to encourage you that you are important and are never alone in this world. Emmanuel! God is always with us. You can become a powerful witness and weapon the Lord can use for His glory and kingdom. Never let anyone underestimate the power of what one person can do when he abides in God, and God abides in him. "Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on Me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto My Father." (John 14:12)

Paul gave this exhortation to young Timothy in 1 Tim 4:12-13, "Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity. Till I come, give attention to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine."