God and You
Then Elijah said to the people, “I alone am left a prophet of the Lord; but Baal’s prophets are four hundred and fifty men.” 1 Kings 18:22
There is an old saying: “God plus one is a majority.” God is eternal and infinite; God is the Creator of us all. Even if all the 7.6 billion souls on earth stood against God, He would still be bigger.
That must have been Elijah’s mindset when he met the prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel. It was 450 prophets of Baal against Elijah and his God, yet Elijah was still in the majority. He had no hesitation in standing for God against a crowd of hundreds who were arrayed against Him. Therein lies the test of faith: Can we see ourselves in the majority when the forces of life are stacked against us—either people or circumstances? Elijah needed God to show up and demonstrate His power to convince the Baal worshipers that their idol was impotent and God was all-powerful. Elijah asked for God to manifest His greatness and He did. And the prophets of Baal—the true minority—fled and were destroyed.
Don’t hesitate to ask God to be with you against the world. With God, all things are possible.
One man with God on his side is always in the majority. John Knox
Praying And Waiting for God’s Timing | Sermon by Tony Evans