Every Man a Statesman

The Power of One is amplified for us in the Bible, where we see that just One person can impact an entire city.

That person doesn’t need to be famous, or excel the others in physique, academics, business, strength, power, good looks or the many things we give people credit for. That ‘one’ person only needs to be in right standing with God.

The Bible Account of a Man

The Bible shows us that every man can be a powerful, city-changing statesman. That capacity is built into the spiritual DNA of each man.

Have a look at Jeremiah 5:1 and see what I’m talking about.

“Run to and fro through the streets of Jerusalem, and see now, and know, and seek in the broad places thereof, if you can find a man, if there be any that executes judgment, that seeks the truth; and I will pardon it.” Jeremiah 5:1

God looked for just one man who would do what is right in Jerusalem and God would have spared the whole city.

Any Man Could Do the Job

Any one of the men in the city could have fulfilled that role. The man could have been a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker. The issue was not of the man’s personal wealth, political position, military might, social influence or physical strength. The man could have been a virtual unknown in the whole city.

God was looking for a man of godly character. On the basis of that right character the man would have been the Statesman who could do business with God for the whole city.

Every man, therefore, is a Statesman waiting to emerge and fulfil divine destiny for cities and nations.

What is a Statesman?

Why do I use the term ‘statesman‘? A Statesman is “One occupied with the affairs of government, and influential in shaping its policy.”

The highest form of Government is the Government of God (see my other blog posts on the topic “Government of God”). One who influences God in His government of human affairs is a most powerful statesman indeed. How would you like to shape God’s “policy” regarding your nation? How would you like to shape God’s policy regarding the Politician’s policies for your nation?

Do not underestimate your own authority in the highest Courtroom and Throne Room in the Universe. You don’t need to recruit a stadium full of prayer warriors to be that one man. You don’t need to be the most influential religious leader on earth to change God’s policies about what He is doing in the nations.

The Right Kind of Man

All you need to be is a man of God who is able to stand in His presence, with nothing but Righteousness to your record. In fact all you really need to do, according to Jeremiah 5:1, is to execute judgment and seek the truth. However we are talking here about God’s judgement, not your human opinions. And we are talking about God’s truth, not relativist human concepts of reality. Live in the bounds of those two things and you are ready to change history!