If I send but just one!
If no one will listen to me, should I send someone like themselves to become the example of my desires? Many times I have seen the results of my people ignoring me before they are even yet born. What must I do to prove my patience and spend time with them in the streets of sin and the many insults they continue to throw back at me?
I know! I will become one of them, suffering their very insults, their rock throwing, and worse, their rejection of me even if I become like them without sin.
What type of person must I reflect? A king of royalty, a religious leader like the Pharisees that already have corrupted the Ten Commandments, or plain shepherds who work with their hands?
Will they listen to just one person and turn aside from his teaching, or should I just send one who may not understand this created being called man? Is there no justification for my prized creation that I called by name; mankind?
My decision is clear and the only way to bring them back home is to become just like themselves and reach them in spite of their ignominious attitude. They will not listen with open ears or be quick to follow justice willingly, but in the end will see me lifted high above their sins and accept my promise of redemption because of me.
The problem that will ensue once my prototype has finished (“It is finished - (Jn 19: 30) who will follow in my footsteps to reach those not yet born? I know! Another, then more like me will continue and the ones to bring my message of forgiveness shall become the Word of Myself to fruition.
Each prophet I will send will become a series of steps to proclaim the very promise I am giving to the minds of all who are being succumbed by my one enemy, Satan. (The Prince of Tyre). “Because you are haughty of heart, you say, “A god am I! I occupy a godly throne in the heart of the sea! And yet you are a man, and not a god, however you may think yourself like a god.” Among the peoples, all who knew you stand against you; You have become a horror, you shall be no more. (Ez 28: 2, 19).
“How you have fallen from the heavens.O morning star, son of the dawn! How you are cut down to the ground, you who mowed down the nations! You said in your heart “I will scale the heavens: Above the stars of God I will set up my throne; I will take my seat on the Mount of Assembly in the recesses of the North. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will be like the Most High.” (Is 14: 12 - 14).
These two scriptures reflect the audacity of the fallen angel Lucifer needs one like me to save mankind from eternal death. His pronouncement of being like Me will use one that I will send in my place. “If I send but just one” He shall be my Son and those he chooses to be like himself.
Ralph B. Hathaway