Many will follow the leadership of one person.

The Power of One

“And the angel of the Lord
Appeared unto him, and said unto him,
The Lord is with thee, thou mighty
Man of valor.”
Judges 6:12.

The Church Historian tells us of an event which stopped the gladiators from killing each other in the Coliseum in ancient Rome. It was at a time of cruel showmanship when men who were trained to battle to the death of one – over the other. This happened in the time of 396 A.D. to 401 A.D.

There was a monk from the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea that decided God wanted him to go to Rome. He went reluctantly.  When he arrived in the capital city, there were the vast crowds that mingled in the streets. Then, people went to the Coliseum to watch the debauchery of the gladiators fighting.

The name of the reluctant monk was Telemachus.  He stood in the stands and he ran through the arena and yelled out: “In the name of Christ, stop this!” Again, Telemachus cried out, “In the name of Christ – stop this!”.

 

The crowd responded to this Godly man by yelling: “Kill him!  Kill him!” Then, a soldier did kill him by putting a javelin or sword through his belly.

 

However, a strange thing happened. One man left the coliseum. Then more men got up and left. Thereafter, the Emperor Honorius decided that they shouldn’t participate in the killing any more.

 

The last of these mass murders in the Coliseum was 401 A.D. One man brought it to a conclusion. You and I possess the power – though God’s might to overcome evil.

 

IN A SECULAR WORLD

Sometimes, we think that in the real world there is NO power of one. This is a false idea.  There are many examples as to how one person made a huge difference in what the events were that brought about a shift in the future.

There is one so well known that few people even understood what happened. We take it for granted what happened and we do not take the event as earth changing at all.  But, it was.

Now here is the event. One man said he wanted every person or family to have a car. So, he manufactured an automobile which could be bought very cheaply. As a result of the autos, they needed to build roads so that people could travel further and faster. No horse and buggy could compete. The cars he built were inexpensive, too.   Founder of Ford Motor Company

Previously, only the rich could buy this new-fangled invention. The middle class AND the poor were able to buy cars. Others followed his example – such as Chevrolet, Buick, Chrysler, and Pontiac. All of them had the same basic idea that his man had.

His name was Henry Ford.  This man literally changed the world! It was all in the power of the one person who brought the change. One can only have a deep respect for him.

 

ONE MAN AT A TIME

 

In the Old Testament, it tells us that Jehovah used one man at a time to try to salvage the Nation of the Hebrews. These men were often killed by their fellow countryman. It was so evident that Jesus himself reminded the Jews what they had done to men who spoke for the Lord, God Almighty.

These people had a history, that when a prophet spoke out it was a death warrant or it caused these holy men to be condemned in society. Here is what the Son of God said in Matthew 23:37.

“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, thou
That killest the prophets, and stonest
Them which are sent unto thee, how
Often would I have gathered thy
Children together, even as a hen
Gathereth her chickens under her
Wings, and ye would not!”

 

What Telemachus had done was no different.

It is true that some of these brave men were not killed. But, even Samuel feared for his life because Saul was such a moody man. David often ran for his life.

The history of David had such a powerful input upon all of we Christians. Here was a man that established the framework for the coming Messiah. Here are some of his contributions to our life even now:

  • Psalms,
  • Laying the ground work of the Temple,
  • Great warriors, and
  • Not afraid of death.

The son of David was a most unique, unusual, and unmatched man that ever lived.  We could spend hours discussing the offspring of David. We could list numerous mental gifts that he possessed. His name was Solomon. One man did so much to write proverbs for all ages. Here are some of his accomplishments.

  • Builder of the Temple,
  • Builder of a navy,
  • A sense of justice,
  • A creator of beautiful gardens, and
  • A deep source of wisdom.

This one man gave to us a book which will be quoted when we are long from the face of the earth. It is the book of Proverbs. This magnificent book details all of the facets of living. It appears only one man wrote these short sentences.

Another man who was in captivity much, or maybe all of his life showed us how to meet adversity. Daniel was a man who was gifted with a keen sharp mind. His intellectual power cannot or has not been duplicated in our time.

Such men like David, Solomon, and Daniel would not fit into the socialist, marxist, progressive, communist-lying ways of a Bill Clinton or an Obama. In my opinion, these two low-life creators have not contributed for the welfare of the nation. Both of these scum bags are low-life men.

We could continue with other Old Testament men. You can read about their lives also. Some were called major prophets, while others were named minor prophets.

The writings of Isaiah leave us in awe – especially as we read Isaiah 60 through 66. The beauty of the language leaves us stunned, even now.

Another major prophet was Jeremiah. He was politically incorrect. The reason he was hated so, was because what he said would really happen. Jeremiah was a man who spoke the truth. This was hard to accept. The swamp low life’s we are ruled by now are nothing compared to the Jeremiah-types.


One man standing alone told the truth and what he said came about.

 

Yes, I could continue with other names such as:

  • Ezekiel
  • Hosea
  • Joel
  • Amos
  • Micah

 

Others could be called up. The idea would be the same. One man was the mover and shaker of an entire society.

Our current hero is Donald Trump. He defeated 16 Republicans who all were swamp creatures. Most of them were rich and had large warchests. Then he received the Republican nomination.

 

The Hillary camp wanted Trump as the nominee because they were sure that his right-wing philosophy would be rejected by the populace.  Boy, were they wrong!

 

He defeated the evil Hillary R. Clinton – who is one of the most crooked, evil and truly demonic leaders to ever attempt to lead us.  She is evil. She is demonic. No one can name one thing she has done for Our Nation.

 

It’s shocking to many of us – but, the corruption in the United States is all but incomprehensible!

 

It seems that every week some other evil is exposed. The latest was the manner that drugs are pushed by the large companies. Doctors are given money for dispensing drugs. It is not just a few doctors. It is suggested that you look at the internet for the “Physicians Payment Sunshine Act”. CBS – 60 minutes is to be congratulated for this airing of the greed of various dispensers of drugs. Horrible!

There is a need for one person to stand up to this corruption. Come forward Telemachus! We need you now!

 

NEW TESTAMENT

 There was a man who preached the first Gospel sermon in Jerusalem was his home base, but the Holy Spirit entered into his soul and he spoke out on Pentecost. Acts 2:14, tells the event.

“But Peter, standing up with the
Eleven lifted up his voice, and said
Unto them, ye men of Judea, and all
Ye that dwell at Jerusalem, be this
Known unto you, and hearken to my
Words.”

 

One man started the spread of the good news. At a soldier’s house, Peter opened the door for gentiles to hear about the Gift of God – Jesus Christ. Yes, there were others who taught this – but, it was Peter, who first gave the good news.

The man who established the Church in and among the gentiles was surprising. His name at first was Saul, but it was changed to Paul. Acts 9:5, tells us of his conversion.

“And he said, who art thou,
Lord? And the Lord said, I am Jesus
Whom thou persecutest; it is hard
For thee to kick against the pricks.”

 

It was Paul who brought the gospel to Europe.  Acts 16:9,10, tells us what happened.

“And the vision appeared to Paul in
The night; there stood a man of
Macedonia, and prayed him, saying,
Come over into Macedonia, and help us.
And after he had seen the vision
Immediately we endeavor
To go into Macedonia, assuredly
Gathering that the Lord had called
Us for to preach the gospel unto them.”

 

Again, one person had the way.

 

Many will follow the leadership of one person.CHANGING THE WORLD

The ability of mankind to know the true God comes from Jesus. Here is the perfect example of one standing alone giving out the message. God did not send a vast army to conquer people and subject them to a series of rules. He sent one person to bring about this change.

As we read the four gospels – Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John – it is easily seen one person brought to us God’s will. It only took one to bring about change.

In our day and time, it can easily be seen that one woman can cause a dynamic event. One example is Margaret Thatcher who helped to bring down communism.

 

There is a place for you and me to step out to rid the world of some dark evil. The problem arises when we do not. We should see the end results. The actions of ONE –  can always bring results.

 

CONCLUSION

  1. Observer the evil around you.
  2. One alone can change the world
  3. Speak out against a wrong
  4. You have a task.

 

KEEP THE FAITH!

 

COME WE THAT LOVE THE LORD

Come, we that love the Lord,
And let our joys be known;
Join in a song with sweet accord,
Join in a song with sweet accord
And thus surround the throne,
And thus surround the throne.

[Refrain\]

We’re marching to Zion,
Beautiful, beautiful Zion;
We’re marching upward to Zion,
The beautiful city of God.

The sorrows of the mind
Be banished from the place;
Religion never was designed
Religion never was designed,
To make our pleasures less,
To make our pleasures less.

[Refrain]

Let those refuse to sing,
Who never knew our God;
But favorites of the heavenly King,
But favorites of the heavenly King
May speak their joys abroad,
May speak their joys abroad.

[Refrain]

The God that rules on high,
And thunders when He please,
Who rides upon the stormy sky,
Who rides upon the stormy sky,
And manages the seas,
And manages the seas.

[Refrain]

This awful God is ours,
Our Father and our Love;
He will send down his heav’nly powers,
He will send down his heav’nly powers,
To carry us above,
To carry us above.

[Refrain]

There we shall see His face,
And never, never sin!
There, from the rivers of His grace,
There, from the rivers of His grace,
Drink endless pleasures in,
Drink endless pleasures in.

[Refrain]

Yea, and before we rise,
To that immortal state,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss,
The thoughts of such amazing bliss,
Should constant joys create,
Should constant joys create.

[Refrain]

The men of grace have found,
Glory begun below.
Celestial fruits on earthly ground
Celestial fruits on earthly ground
From faith and hope may grow,
From faith and hope may grow.

[Refrain]

The hill of Zion yields
A thousand sacred sweets
Before we reach the heav’nly fields,
Before we reach the heav’nly fields,
Or walk the golden streets,
Or walk the golden streets.

[Refrain]

Then let our songs abound,
And every tear be dry;
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground,
We’re marching through Immanuel’s ground,
To fairer worlds on high,
To fairer worlds on high.

[Refrain]

 

 

GERALD K. FUGIT
DiggingOldWells.com
October 22, 2017

 

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