GOD DID IT ALL THROUGH ONE MAN
by David Wilkerson
[May 19, 1931 – April 27, 2011]
Consider the plight of Israel in Egypt. God’s nation was in incredible ruin,
with widespread apostasy. Satan had Israel under his heel, manipulating the
political powers of the day to make laws against them and persecute them. The
enemy was ridiculing and mocking God’s testimony on earth.
It was a dark hour in Israel’s history and over time the people grew
discouraged. They began backsliding, indulging in the pleasures and sensuality
of Egypt. Idolatry and fornication became rampant. Israel’s situation seemed
hopeless and the faith of the nation was slowly dying.
What was God’s response to this rising power of darkness? Did He stir up
surrounding empires to act as His rod against Egypt? Did He incite a civil war
among the Egyptians? Did He send avenging angels? No—God did no such thing.
He had a totally different plan and laid His hand on a single man, raising up
“The Lord executeth righteousness and judgment for all that are oppressed. He
made known his ways unto Moses, his acts unto the children of Israel. The Lord
is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and plenteous in mercy” (Psalms
Moses was a man of prayer, totally shut in with God. He said no to the
pleasures, ease and temptations of Egypt, living instead under the total rule
of the Holy Ghost. He had no agenda or ambition of his own. He forsook all his
human ability, relying on the great I AM as his sole provision and resource.
And he came from holy ground, with a firsthand vision of God’s holiness.
So, in the blackest hour of Israel’s history, when it looked as if God’s
people would succumb to the enemy, the Lord raised up a man who would act as a
testimony in the midst of it all. And this one man brought down a whole nation
while raising up another. God did it all through one man!