GOD'S MINORITIES

                                                  . . . If God is for us, who can be against us?

                                                            

                                           David against Goliath            General Washington praying near his horse 

      “When Noah was occupied building the ark, he was definitely in the minority  --— but he won. When Jacob'’s son Joseph was sold into Egypt by his brothers, he was a decided minority --— but he won. When Gideon and his 300 chosen fighters put the Midianites to flight, they were unquestionably in the minority.

      When Elijah prayed for God to rain down fire from heaven and put the prophets of Baal to shame, he was in the minority -- but he won. When David, though ridiculed by his brothers, went to battle with Goliath, he was without doubt in the minority --— but he won. When Martin Luther nailed his theses on the door of the Castle Church, he was unquestionably a minority --— but he won.

      General Washington and his army were easily out-matched by the British army. One of the British soldiers saw Washington on his knees beside his horse under a tree praying. He reported back to his commander that they could not win because he had seen General Washington praying. History records the victory of General Washington and his army.

      We Americans, in our short sightedness, are inclined to believe God is on the side of the greatest numbers. The above examples show this to not necessarily always be the truth. We like to believe that "“the voice of the people" ” is the voice of God. As in the days of our Founding Fathers, as they kept close contact with the Holy Bible, their closeness to Jesus and God, resulted in the founding of a Christian nation. In recent years too many Americans have been voting with one hand on their pocket book. Early Americans and only a few Americans now vote with one hand on their Bible. Many of my personal friends and myself are praying that America does not get what she deserves, but is spared for the ten. Remember Abraham and his prayer. God promised to spare Sodom and Gomorrah if only 10 righteous could be found there.

      Repeatedly God has chosen insignificant minorities as His spokesmen. Again and again His greatest victories have been through individuals who dared to stand up against over-whelming odds. Of one of the early church fathers it was said, “It is "Athanasius against the world".”  And he won.

      Take a sheet of paper and simply write the number " 1"” in the center. Now write as many "“0’"s to left of it as you wish. The number with each "“0"” gets smaller and smaller. Now go below the first one and again write the number "“1"”. Now write one "“0"  to the right of the second "“1”". Now one more, etc. With each "0" to the right the number becomes infinitesimally larger. With God ONE is a majority. As more are added, the majority gets only larger.

      There is a sage remark which Abraham Lincoln is said to have made during the dark days of the Civil War. When asked, “Are you sure God is on our side?”, he responded with, it is more important to know that we are on God'’s side.

      Once we are on God'’s side, we can, with confidence, say with the Apostle Paul, “. . . If God is for us, who can be against us?”  Romans 8:31 (NKJV). We can without fear be numbered among God’s minorities.

      

      Just A Thought Across The Garden Gate by Parson Don.

  

                   

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Updated Nov 13, 2012

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