Judges 7:2-3 “And the LORD said unto Gideon, The people that are with thee are too many for me to give the Midianites into their hands, lest Israel vaunt themselves against me, saying, Mine own hand hath saved me. Now therefore go to, proclaim in the ears of the people, saying, Whosoever is fearful and afraid, let him return and depart early from mount Gilead. And there returned of the people twenty and two thousand; and there remained ten thousand.”
Judges 7:7 “And the LORD said unto Gideon, By the three hundred men that lapped will I save you, and deliver the Midianites into thine hand: and let all the other people go every man unto his place.”
In a previous post (http://prayatlunch.us/a-needy-people/), I discussed the important truth that even the “one-percenters” need to rely upon God. The verses above provide a different reminder in a different context with respect to the “one-percenters”.
God whittled down the manpower of the Israelite army to less than one percent of its original size to battle against the Midianites. He trimmed it from 32,000 men, to 20,000 men, and then to 300 men. It is with this group of “one-percenters” that the Lord brought a great victory that could only be attributed to Him.
God doesn’t need a majority to succeed. He doesn’t need a majority to bring great victory. He doesn’t need a majority to win a battle or win the war. He simply asks for a faithful group of “one-percenters”.
Don’t be dismayed by our lack of numerical superiority in our twenty-first century American culture. With God, we have the power of a mighty majority.
PLEASE PRAY FOR THE FAITHFUL MINORITY IN THIS LAND TO HARNESS GOD’S POWER. We may just be “one-percenters,” but with God we are a mighty minority.
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