Least Ones

 

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Are you insignificant in this world?

If you are, then YHVH God can use you.

1.   Who are the least ones?

Poor

Homeless

Unemployed

Old

Single mom

Married mother with children

Divorced woman

Children

At the bottom of the pay scale where you work

Sick

Uneducated, except for maybe the Bible

Regardless of physical, social or financial status, a humble heart

Repentant prisoner or addict

Persecuted and hated by others

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2. The least ones can be empowered

And he said unto him, Oh my Lord, wherewith shall I save Israel? behold, my family is poor in Manasseh, and I am the least in my father’s house. Judges 6:15

When the angel of the Lord told Gideon he was to selected to defeat Israel’s enemies, he could not understand why.

He was not rich, and had no followers.

He was also the least one in his father’s house, as if his brothers were better choices.

What he meant by least one I am not sure. Maybe he was smaller, younger, or not considered as smart as the others.

But YHVH God chose him, because he was a “nothing,” and God would get the glory, not him.

YHVH God does the same thing now if you are a least one.

You are more likely to be picked for the Lord’s service, than those:

in nice suits

who have or are honored on TV shows

who have “credentials”

who are paid well

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3. YHVH God uses the least ones to challenge and test the “important” ones in this world

39 When did we see You sick or in prison and visit You?’

40 And the King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of Mine, you did for Me.’

41 Then He will say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.…

Matthew 25: 39-41

Although one may not feel relevant to God’s plan as a least one, there are many ways God uses them, even if they are not aware of it.

How many people stop and help someone in trouble?

While those who pass by may have an excuse that seems reasonable to them, God may find this inexcusable.

The least one will get a reward in the next life, but those that pass him by will not.

19 “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived in luxury every day.

20 At his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, covered with sores

 

21 and longing to eat what fell from the rich man’s table. Even the dogs came and licked his sores.

 

22 “The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.

 

23 In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side. 

 

24 So he called to him, ‘Father Abraham, have pity on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’

 

25 “But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.

 

26 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’

 

Luke 16: 19-26

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4. The most important quality YHVH God looks for in a person is humility

Reference:

https://billygraham.org/answer/what-does-it-mean-to-be-poor-in-spirit-as-jesus-said-we-ought-to-be/

Jesus said that there is another kind of spiritual poverty—one we should seek.

He said, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).

What did He mean?

Simply this: We must be humble in our spirits. If you put the word “humble” in place of the word “poor,” you will understand what He meant.

In other words, when we come to God, we must realize our own sin and our spiritual emptiness and poverty.

We must not be self-satisfied or proud in our hearts, thinking we don’t really need God.

If we are, God cannot bless us.

The Bible says,

“God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble” (James 4:6).

Pride can take all kinds of forms, but the worst is spiritual pride.

Often the richer we are in things, the poorer we are in our hearts.

Have you faced your own need of Christ?

Do you realize that you are a sinner and need God’s forgiveness?

Don’t let pride or anything else get in the way, but turn to Christ in humility and faith—and He will bless you and save you.

 

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18 Responses to “Least Ones”

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  2. Chanukah anoited song
    http://www.youtube.com
    by Marty Goetz

    At this time of year corresponding when Yeshua declared Himself the Light of the World during the Feast of Dedication we shall all rededicate ourselves to Him who made us and renew our lives. Are we really doing as Yeshua would have done, really living in humbleness knowing He will soon return to gather His sheep? Has a great miracle really happened in each of us that will turn our hearts to Him that made us? Are we ready?

  3. Yes, I start my day in surrender to God, that he has taken care of all my needs and I humbly ask Him to bless others through me. Sometimes I feel myself getting a little authoritative when challenged. I stop, step back and ask God to work through me. It takes lots of practice, but I tell you this changes you, you clearly connect with the Holy Spirit within you and you begin to see God in many things around you. You begin to take your focus off money and things giving things you really don’t need to someone that does, not out of guilt but out of love and like a parent wanting to give to their child. We are truly brothers and sisters to each other. I wonder how many in spirit we will each meet in heaven who come and say thanks for what we did or said because it changed them. That’s how important we each are. Throw out the things of this world and live in the fullness of already living in heaven.

  4. Yes I agree with what you have said Marianne. I just noticed on the website news that China is preparing to go to war with North Korea. We have to be prepared spiritually for anything that is going to happen to us. How we treat other people who genuinely need help or friendship is important and we will be remembered by other people whether you are rich or poor, famous or non famous when we die.

  5. Amen🙏

  6. Marianne, Can you do another post about Joel’s army??

    • snowflake

      i could ….any specific points you want covered?

      • Sorry for late reply. I guess one point being that they are a nation from the north…and at one point the people of Israel lament being ruled by heathens but God calls the northern army HIS army…how can this be…seems like there are a lot of contradictions sometimes…Thank you, Marianne, and Merry Christmas!

        • snowflake

          they are HIS army because everything created is his, whether they believe in him or not. God can also move them to action for his own plans, whether they understand it or not. God will move devils to act to accomplish his plans, as much as he moves the righteous to act.

          we will see this most during the time of wrath as god purges the earth of the wicked by using natural events, but also the devils as agents of torture.

          think back, god used the persians, syrians and chaldeans to punish Israel and to take them into bondage for their sins. God reigns sovereign.

        • Yahveh sometimes will call His something/ someone who is serving His purpose at the time. This is not to say He does not have specific things or people that are His own always.
          The northern armies, meaning armies from countries north of Israel although are not His chosen people will work into His plan to serve His purpose. I for one sometimes see the angry Muslims groups tearing down xmas trees and decorations as Yah’s people at the time of their actions simply because they are in effect tearing down pagan objects of idolatry. Zechariah 5:3 translates the word ALAH as curse send all over the earth because of man’s disobedience.

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