Nothing Can Hinder The Lord From Saving
"Nothing can hinder the Lord from saving, whether by many or by few." (1 Samuel 14:6)
These are the words of Jonathan, the son of King Saul. Jonathan had a heart of faith, surprisingly much unlike his father's. King Saul will forever be remembered as the good-looking guy who just didn't get God. But Jonathan got the Lord very much and even gladly risked his life - not to prove it, but because he was living in it.
Jonathan spoke these words to his armor-bearer as he was in the middle of planning his attack on the Philistines. His plan was to attack the Philistines with only himself and his armor-bearer. Perhaps his armor-bearer had even more faith than Jonathan because he said to Jonathan, "Go ahead; I am with you heart and soul." This is either a testimony of the armor-bearer, or Jonathan's leadership.
In either case, Jonathan has an incredible faith in God. He believes that God really is the one who fights for His people. He believes that God is so great that God doesn't need a whole army to defeat His enemies. God is powerful enough to strike against an army with only two people. There is no doubt that Jonathan was familiar with the stories of his people and how God had done so many miraculous things in their midst over and over.
Jonathan and his armor-bearer struck down twenty men, but it was a drop in the water that caused many ripples that were felt by the whole Philistine army. The Philistines were struck with fear and the ground shook. God was the one who sent the panic throughout the whole army. The panic was so great that the Philistines were attacking each other. The Lord turned the tides so that the Israelites, who did not even have any real weapons, ended up chasing the Philistines away. The Lord saved Israel based on the great faith in action of Jonathan and his armor-bearer.
God blesses those who believe in Him. He brings about the otherwise impossible when even one person steps forward believing that God's plans will come to fruition.
Are there plans in your life that you know God has put in your heart that you have not stepped into because they seem impossible? Know that our God is great and powerful enough to use even you to accomplish His great purposes in this world, like the last bit of snow on a mountain top that starts an avalanche that no one can stop.
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