Uncategorized — June 9, 2020 at 9:30 am

Out Numbered But Not Out Powered


Elijah went before the people and said, “how long will you waver between two opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing. 1 Kings 18:21

Out Numbered But Not Out Powered (Image, Pinterest)
The Power of God through Elijah. (Image, Pinterest)

One attribute that is common to good fathers, teachers, friends, pastors, etc. is boldness to tell the truth even if it hurts the relationship with the individual(s) for some time. We live in a relativistic generation where everyone’s truth is glorified as the truth. You will be labelled arrogant, intolerant, judgmental, and not a loving person if you do not accept all truths as equal. We no longer believe in absolutes. Like Elijah who was outnumbered 400 to 1, believers are a minority.

We cannot ‘impose’ our truth on the majority. It seems as if a code of silence has been imposed on us in exchange for peace and acceptance in the society. Elijah was not naïve about the situation he faced. The people knew about Yahweh and celebrated His festivals but were also deep in Baal worship. Without imposing his truth on them, Elijah admonished them to choose one of the deities and be totally committed to him. In a simple act, Elijah demonstrated the power of God over Baal and then left them to choose.

Until we are ready to by faith demonstrate the power of God and not just truth to a cynical world, we have no Gospel to preach. “For the kingdom of God is not a matter of talk but of power.” 1 Corth. 4:20. Nothing is impossible with God.


  • Rev. Sunday Bwanhot

    Rev. Sunday Bwanhot is a missionary to America serving with SIM/ECWA. He is an Economist by profession and has worked as a Statistician with Kaduna State Government. He later pioneered and managed the Challenge Press of ECWA in Jos before God’s call to pioneer the Prayer Ministry of ECWA in Jos, Nigeria. In 1993, God called him to Chicago as a missionary and has been serving there since 1995 to date. Currently, he pastors ECWA Chicago which he planted and serves as the Chairman of the ECWA USA District Church Council. Loves being a grandpa of 8 grandchildren and enjoys writing.

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