If just one person can rise to the top, to stand on the mountaintop they have the potential to change millions of lives.
If just one man or woman can cause evil in the world, why don’t we think and believe that just one person with hope, faith and love can change things for good?
Look at Hitler, whose plan was to take over the earth; the devil raised up this one man to cause such harm, and as we look at our modern world we can see he is now trying to raise up others. But God has a strategy and plan to combat the evil we see when we switch on the news, read a newspaper or scroll through our news feeds. He looks to rise up those who will influence and impact the world for good.
God wants to take us to the top, because whoever is on the top of the mountain controls what is in the mountain. The one’s on top of the mountain living without compromise, are the one’s capable of shifting the climate at the top of the mountain. What is the climate? The climate is that somehow a new culture is trying to redefine the family, the culture of education, music, the arts, politics, our cities, and streets, and even in some cases the Church.
God wants us to go to the top to shift the culture back to the Kingdom of God. For some that means being at the top of their field and profession so that they can be a voice for God and His kingdom. For other’s it is standing up and being a voice in their homes, their family life, their schools, universities, workplaces, and communities. It means knowing how to go to the “mountain tops” in the spirit, in the heavenly places, and learning how to govern above situations, cities and nations so that God’s plans for the world are released and fulfilled.
If God can rise up just one person who will follow Him without compromise, but with faith, love and confidence He knows that they have the potential to affect millions of lives. Noah did it, Abraham did it, Moses did it, Esther did it, Joseph did it, Jesus did it, and He ultimately shifted the authority back into mankind’s hands, so that we can do it. Just one person can do it!
Consider those who have gone before us:
Robert Raikes is remembered as the founder of the Sunday school movement, which sought to provide education to poor children. He changed thousands of children’s lives and future’s by simply teaching them how to read and write.
Florence Nightingale was the founder of modern nursing and a social reformer. She prayed for God to give her a life-defining task, and would not rest until she seized hold of that for what she had been called.
George Mueller established orphanages in Bristol England after a cholera epidemic. For the next 60 years he cared for more than 10,000 orphaned and abandoned children.
William Wilberforce was a Christian abolitionist who also served as a member of England’s House of Commons. Wilberforce campaigned tirelessly for the abolition of slavery beginning in 1789. Just before his death Parliament passed the Abolition Act, by which 700,000 slaves were set free.
Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. A Baptist Minister who spoke in support of fair and equal treatment of African Americans in the United States during the 1960’s. His dream of equality was a catalyst for the beginnings of social and political change.
Not forgetting to mention the scientists, doctors, nurses, educators, social reformers, missionaries, preachers, musicians, artists, parents, teachers and everyday people who simply said “God use me”, and because of that God used them to change the world for good.
Jesus demonstrated that all we need do is choose to follow the Father’s commands. To go where the Father says to go; saying nothing except what the Father speaks. If we say what God says He has to back it up!
John 14:21 “Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
‘Remain in me, as I also remain in you..If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you. This is my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples. (John 15:5; 7-8)
Even if we fall the Bible promises that “though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again.” (Proverbs 24:16) “If we mess up, we “fess up” and get back up again” (Bill Winston)
When we are rising to the top we can’t attempt to be like everyone else, or try to have everyone like us, because people probably won’t understand. We’ve got to keep our eyes on Jesus, feed our spirit’s with His Word, and look up and keep going, because He’s got a job that needs doing and He needs us to do it. Just one can orchestrate a massive shift, and bring change. Just One!
Prayer: Lord would you reveal to me what and where you would have me go, to speak and to be. May my words and actions be without compromise and be those that you direct. Please help me be the one that changes someone’s life for good today, as I learn how to stand on the mountaintops. In Jesus Name Amen.