It Is The Few

“Because strait is the gate, and
narrow is the way, which leadeth
unto life, and few there be that find it.”
Matthew 7:14

“And it repented the Lord that he
had made man on the earth, and
it grieved him at his heart.

“But Noah found grace in the eyes
of the Lord.”

“The earth was also corrupt before
God, and the earth was filled with
violence.”

“And God said unto Noah, the end
of all flesh is come before me; for
the earth is filled with violence
through them; and, behold, I will
destroy them with the earth”.
Genesis 6:6, 8, 11, 13

It is as much a law of mankind as gravity is the nature that it is the few which give rise to advancement. All through history the few give ideas, create wealth and bring beauty for all people. Your author has tired to consider an example where the many brought change. The fact is that there is no example. It is the few.

Actually this fact of the small in number control the masses is a principle that cannot be set aside. The idea that the many bring forth change is rooted in pure ignorance. The many are not capable of making an intelligent decision. As the teenagers remark “Get over it.”

The person or select few who see events taking place know how to formalize the facts and pull together a dynamic change.
PAST TEACHES THIS

In scripture we know from the life of Moses he sought to alleviate problems the Jewish people were having forty years before the Exodus. See Exodus 2: 11-12

“And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown, that he
went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens; and he
spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, on of his brethren.
And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that there was no man, he slew the Egyptian and hid him in the sand.”

The story of the selection of Gideon is a primary example of the one and few over the many. See Judges 6:11, 14

“And there came an angel of the Lord, and sat under an oak which
was in Ophrah, that pertained unto Jo’ash the Abiezrite: and his son
Gideon threshed wheat by the wine-press, to hide it from the Midianites.
And the Lord looked upon him, and said, Go in this thy might, and
Thou shalt save Israel from the hand of the Midianites; have not I sent thee?”

He followed God’s instruction and with three hundred men routed the army of Midian. This is but another example of the leadership of one man overcoming a large force.

There are many other Old Testament people who did the same: Here are names of the few: Deborah and Barak, Jephthah, Samson and Joshua. These were of the warrior class.

Another group arose who had another name that were called prophets. These people acted alone also. The classic example was Samuel. See I Samuel 3:1, 10, See I Samuel 8: 6,7

“And the child Samuel ministered unto the Lord before Eli. And the word
of the Lord was precious in those days; there was no open vision.
And the Lord came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel,
Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.”

“But the thing displeased Samuel, when they said, Give us a king to judge
us. And Samuel prayed unto the Lord. And the Lord said unto Samuel,
Hearken unto the voice of the people in all that they say unto thee: for
they have not rejected thee, but they have rejected me, that I should not
reign over them.”

These men and women stood up for Jehovah. The prophets after the time of Solomon saw the storm cloud gathering of the future captivity.

The brilliant man Isaiah wrote in a beautiful description what was coming. See Isaiah 3:16,17

“Moreover the Lord saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and
walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as
they go, and making a tinkling with their feet; Therefore the Lord will smite
with a scab the crown of the head of the daughters of Zion, and the Lord
will discover their secret parts.”

The weeping prophet Jeremiah lamented over the doings of the nation of Judah. It was this man of the Lord who cried out to all who would listen. See Jeremiah 8:20,22

“The harvest is past, the summer is ended, and we are not saved.
Is there no balm in Gilead; is there no physician there? Why then is not
the health of the daughter of my people recovered?”

Jeremiah knew the many rejected the God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. The nation of Judah was in a death rattle. One man made the prediction.

When the liberation happened again this one saved the Jews. This time the liberator was a beautiful woman. Her name was Esther. A citizen sought to kill all the Jews. The Jewish queen Esther was the one who saved a nation. The book is brief but the plot is easy to read. Esther 3:8

“And Haman said unto King Ahasuerus, there is a certain people
scattered abroad and dispersed among the people in all the provinces
of thy kingdom; and their laws are diverse from all people neither keep
they the king, s laws; therefore it is not for the king’s profit to suffer them.”

Esther saved the Jewish race from a holocaust. The story is fascinating from the beginning. The ending was one person died. Esther 7:6

“And Esther said, the adversary and enemy is this wicked Haman. Then
Haman was afraid before the king and the queen.”

Do not ever think that God does not use the one or the few to assist the many.

Space does not permit a long list of men who stood up and proclaimed what was to happen. Here is a partial list. Ezekiel, Amos, Jonah, Micah, Habakkuk and Malachi.

NEW TESTAMENT

The woman Elizabeth was told she would give birth to a special person. Even her aged husband was told of the future events. See Luke 1:13

“But the angel said unto him, Fear not, Zechariahs: for thy prayer is heard;
and the wife Elisabeth shall bear thee a son, and thou shall call his name
John”.

Again the number given was only to two people. These were the parents of John the Baptist.

The magnificent depiction to Mary the peasant girl is proof of the few changes and benefiting the many. See Luke 1:27-28

“To a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of
David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. And the angel came unto her, and
said, Hail, thou art highly favored, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou
among women.”

The life of Jesus is that of one telling and instructing the many. When Jesus described himself it was in the singular never in the plural. See John 15: 1-3

“I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me
that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit he
purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit. Now ye are clean through the
word which I have spoken to you.”

Paul the Apostle to the Gentiles wrote what one person did for us. The guilt, fear and transgressions are removed. See Romans 11: 26-27.

UNITED STATES EXAMPLES

Over and over it happened that one person brought about a needed change in our culture. There can be no doubt that George Washington was the cement that held the army of the Revolution together. From the time Valley Forge on it was this man, of deep moral character that held the fighting forces together. At times the entire affair was in doubt. Others helped but the General was the force of unity.

It was Andrew Jackson who struck the blow against the British at New Orleans. Even though the war was over this frontiersman was the power that saved the United States. Then as the President he stood up against the robber bankers.

The young President Theodore Roosevelt was instrumental in bringing about the national park system.

It is not all to the benefit of people what men have done. Franklin D. Roosevelt instigated the welfare system that will finally be hurtful to this nation. It is a form of robbery of taking from those who have and paying the have nots.

It was the thought provoking attack that envisioned that turned the Battle of the Bulge into a victory. It was George S. Patton who had the vision to do this.

We Americans honor those who acted in the individual way. Medals are pinned upon their chest or hung around each one of their necks.

Our name for this ceremony is called the Congressional Medal of Honor ceremony. Few men obtain this recognition.

Other nations do this also.

Germany did give the Iron Cross. All groups of people bestow upon single individuals honor when each has done some spectacular accomplishment.

The rule set for in the beginning was true, is true and will be true. It is the few that change the world. The many are sheeple. Put no trust in the actions of the many. In all divisions of labor this remains valid. Economic! Music! Government! Science! Writing! Inventions! Look for the activity of the few or the person.

CHRISTIANS ARE FEW

There has been a special condemnation of the many. In the Old Testament a group of believers were named the remnant.

Paul in writing to the church at Roman 9:27 spoke of this group.

“Esaias also crieth concerning Israel, though the number of the children
of Israel be as the sand of the sea, a remnant shall be saved; “

Then Paul again tells us that there is a special group. See Romans 11:5

“Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to
the election of grace’.

This blog is not meant to be a how to blog. The basis of its thrust is to instruct the reader in obtaining a special status. We as Christians must recognize what to expect in this world.

When you observe the actions of others, watch and listen to them. Here are some fundamental rules:

· What is their motivation-
· Where do they spend their time-
· Why this group embraces certain forms-
· Who do they follow-

As a Christian there will be the necessity to break away from the culture. The Sermon on the Mount is our guide for living. It is not this world though citizenship of a nation is fast disappearing. The Internet has seen this fact. There is only one place we are to seek, that is heaven. The crowd will not take you there. You are the person. Remember how the crowd treated the Perfect One.

This blog seeks for you to be among the few. No way should you be a crowd follower.

It is the few that change the world.

“I stand amazed in the presence
Of Jesus the Nazarene
And wonder how He could love me
A sinner, condemned, unclean.”

Gabriel

Gerald Fugit

February 23, 2014

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