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The God of the Few

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God chooses the few who are willing to accomplish His purposes.

Only the few who were willing were selected to contribute to and work on the tabernacle(1) and the first temple.(2)

Moses selected 70 out of 600,000 men to lead the Israelites as they camped in the wilderness.(3) It took Gideon several attempts to reduce his army to 300 to take on the entire army of the Mideonites, thus making the odds about 100 to 1.(4) David took only the willing third of his troops to pursue the Amalekites from Ziklag. That campaign was successful.(5)

It was Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego who saved the day, improving the outcomes for the nation of Israel and turning the focus on God instead of the powerful King Nebuchadnezzar.(6)

It was Peter, James and John, the somewhat reluctant disciples, branded as ordinary, uneducated men, who turned the world upside down.(7) The Apostle Paul was a one-man crew that altered the course of history with his messages in witness and writings.

In modern times, it is often the few and the bold entrepreneurs in ministry that make a difference among the nations. Sign up with MissionNext to work on a team and contribute your skills to alter the course of eternity. Connect with organizations that are well-equipped to help you find a good fit. It takes you to be among the few. God can use you to make a significant difference in a ministry, in a nation, or among the nations. God will honor your willingness to serve and multiply your impact 30, 60 or 100-fold to make the nations your heritage “Ask me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession.” Psalm 2:8

1: Exodus 31
2: 1 Kings 5-7
3: Exodus 18; Numbers 11
4: Judges 7
5: 1 Samuel 30
6: Daniel 3
7: Acts 4:12-14

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson Malwitz, Founder, Chief Innovation Officer

Nelson is the generic Evangelical baby-boomer. Born in 1946, raised in the C&MA, he attended Urbana ’67 in college. He holds an MS degree in Chemical Engineering and worked in R&D positions in American industry for 33 years. Nelson is an inventor with formal training in methods of creative problem-solving. He was a founding elder at Walnut Hill Community Church in Bethel, CT (1982) and served in many leadership capacities of what is now one of the largest Evangelical churches in New England. In 1998 Nelson founded the Finishers Project, now MissionNext. Locally he attends a Torah study and serves as chairman of the Sewer Commission in his community to be a witness among unchurched leaders.

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2 thoughts on “The God of the Few”

  1. This article has touched me. God and the Good News does not change. It is useful to think boldly in these unusual times.

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