You’re never going to have 100% participation. If you go study the mount of Transfiguration only 25% of Jesus’ disciples went on to the mount of Transfiguration and got the further revelation. There were twelve of them, but only Peter, James, and John went up with Jesus. How many of the children of Israel that came out of the land of Egypt went into the promised land? Three thousandths of 1%. That’s 0.00003. Which is just two people.
There’s always going to be a remnant that will bring God’s will to pass in the earth. Even though it may look bad and things may be bad, and things may need to be adjusted, God always has a remnant to bring His will to pass on the earth. He always has a remnant praying.
Things are going to be restored – first spiritually and then naturally. Jobs will come back, the economy will come back. Why? Because God’s people are praying. Are all of God’s people praying? No, not everyone is praying. But if you look back through Biblical history, there was never 100% participation. Look at the mount of Transfiguration. Only three men got the further revelation out of the twelve. Nine others sat at the foot of the mount and got nothing. Why? Apparently these three had something in them that sought after something more. And that’s why Jesus took them up.
Some say, I know why Jesus didn’t take all of them up with him. There wasn’t enough room. There was only a little flat spot and not enough room for them. Keep thinking that if you want to.
Another says that the reason Jesus didn’t take them up there was because there wasn’t enough rocks for them to have good, comfortable, nice seats. Keep thinking that if you want to.
No. There was another reason. But the point here is that not everyone is going to participate. It’s not because God is leaving people out, but because people choose to be left out by their own actions, their own dedication and consecration. But just because the other disciples didn’t want to seek after more of God at that moment doesn’t mean that Peter, James, and John didn’t. They didn’t let the other disciples hold them back because of their lack of wanting more, and you don’t have to let other’s lack of desire hold you back either.
But Jehoshaphat said, Is there not here a prophet of the Lord, that we may enquire of the Lord by him? And one of the king of Israel’s servants answered and said, Here is Elisha the son of Shaphat, which poured water on the hands of Elijah.
12 And Jehoshaphat said, The word of the Lord is with him. So the king of Israel and Jehoshaphat and the king of Edom went down to him.
13 And Elisha said unto the king of Israel, What have I to do with thee? get thee to the prophets of thy father, and to the prophets of thy mother. And the king of Israel said unto him, Nay: for the Lord hath called these three kings together, to deliver them into the hand of Moab.
14 And Elisha said, As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. (2 Kings 3:11-14)
As the Lord of hosts liveth, before whom I stand, surely, were it not that I regard the presence of Jehoshaphat the king of Judah, I would not look toward thee, nor see thee. In other words, ‘I wouldn’t even let you come into my presence, if it wasn’t for King Jehoshaphat.’ One man was standing in the gap for two other kings. Because one man had been faithful. Because one king had done what was right. One King of Judah had led his people in the right direction. And today there are a lot of ‘kings’ leading people in the right direction. Don’t take that the wrong way. There are pastors leading their churches in the right way. There are a lot of people today that are standing in the gap, praying for the nation, praying for God’s plan.
After this meeting of Elisha and King Jehoshaphat, God began to bring deliverance for a people because one man was walking in His will and His plan. And today there is a remnant that is praying and seeking God. And they have been petitioning God to restore all things to His church. There’s people standing in the gap for our nation, for the world, for God’s plan to take place on the earth. And God is in the process of doing that. I urge you join with these brothers and sisters across the world, who don’t have international TV ministries, who don’t have satellite television shows, who don’t pastor Mega Churches. But they do pray. And their prayers are making a difference and God is restoring all things to His church.