Do you have overwhelming odds stacked against you today? One Overcomer is all God needs, because the Lord can save, by many or by few!
In the Bible, God’s people were under attack by 30,000 chariots and 6,000 horsemen, plus so many soldiers they were like the sand on the seashore.
The people became so distressed and fearful that they hid in caves, among bushes, behind rocks and even in deep pits! Many fled across the Jordan river, until their king was left with only 600 people. Imagine how they must have felt!
But Jonathan, the king’s son, said to his armourbearer, “Come, let us go over to meet the enemy, it may be that the Lord will work for us. For nothing restrains the Lord from saving by many or by few.”
Nothing restrains the Lord from saving! How many did God need to face this mighty enemy? Just One Overcomer, and his faithful servant!
It’s not how strong you are – for how can even the most powerful person ever conquer such a mighty army? No, all God needs is One Overcomer who will believe in him, and who will dream of the impossible, even before facing the enemy!
So Jonathan told his servant, “Let us cross over to our opponents and show ourselves. If they say they’ll come down to us, then we’ll wait. But if they call for us to climb up to them, then we’ll go up – for that’s the sign that the Lord has delivered them into our hand!”
Without hesitation, Jonathan set off and the enemies mockingly challenged him to come up to face them. That was God’s confirmation that he would give them victory. So the two men climbed up on hands and feet, and with just two men the Lord defeated the entire army!
Dear friend, perhaps you’re facing an enemy so large that it’s impossible to even think of victory. But remember, nothing restrains the Lord from saving – by many or by few!
Today, all God needs is One Overcomer who will trust him and go out – and that Overcomer is you!
From 1 Samuel 13-14 NKJV
Thank you for encouraging us that even the least and weakest among us can be used by you, because all you need is ONE overcomer!
Lord, we remember all the lessons from the Bible, how you did great miracles through small and simple things, through weak and imperfect people. And that’s what we are in your hands today!
In our weakness, our imperfection and loneliness Lord, use us to be that One Overcomer!
In Jesus’ Name we pray,