As Torah Observant Believers in Messiah Yeshua often have to “Go it Alone” in the Faith.
Going it Alone
Yes it is true that no one is an Island and that with G-d we are truly never alone. But sometimes in our walk we are in such a minority and we can be so isolated that it for all intents and purposes we are alone in the particular place we are at. Yet this is nothing new.
· Adam was alone, the only one to question the act of eating the forbidden fruit.
· Avraham Avinu, was a lone monotheist who according to legend was perused by Nimrod and others. His life was in danger on account he was a monotheist.
· Isaac was alone lying on that cold stone altar right when he was about to get his throat slit and become a burnt offering.
· Jacob was alone to meet Esau his brother and to wrestle the Angel of the L-rd.
· Moshe Rabbinu, many times was alone against an angry mob of Israelites.
· The Nevi’im (Prophets), they were that constant and consistent lone voice against a nation gone mad.
· King David who had to act insane to escape death, whose whole family turned against him and one point.
· Rav Sha’ul, shipwrecked, beaten, imprisoned…
· The Sheliachim (Apostles) When they were martyred, they stood, or hung alone.
Yes, I realize that ultimately G-d was with them, and that with Eliyahu (Elijah) the Prophet that G-d revealed to him that HE had many who had not bowed their knee to Ba’al nor kissed him. I know Moshe had Aaron, but what help was he when he was pressured into making the Golden Calf?
Yeshua Ha Moshiach was the only one in the entire history of eternity to truly be alone. While taking the sins of all time, past, present and future a Holy G-d had to turn His back on the Messiah.
Matt. 27:46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani? that is to say, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?
Yes, I know G-d and Messiah are Echad (John 17), but Yeshua as a sinless human being taking the place of every human that has ever or will ever live was alone? That is more hellish than hell itself!
Psalm 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou [art] there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou [art there].
I read a good quote by a Native American that is oh so true regarding the subject at hand:
"You have to have confidence in your own ability to be able to go it alone, to go against what the rest of the culture is doing." --Eunice Baumann-Nelson, Ph.D., PENOBSCOT
Hold tight and hang tough, for Avraham (according to extra Biblical sources) escaped Nimrod and his fiery furnace. Isaac came off his funeral pyre unscathed. Jacob walked away from his scrap with a limp but faced and survived his encounter with his brother. Moshe was vindicated, feared and revered by the people and was never harmed. As was said before regarding the prophets, though they were scattered and few and far between and went many times unseen, G-d had his faithful remnant who never bowed to, kissed or worshipped Ba’al. David was restored and had an heir to succeed him. Rav Sha’ul had his confidants even though he was alone in prison; we have the evidence of that in his letters to various peoples and congregations. And for our sake, Yeshua survived loneliness and beat death so we would never have to be alone as He was. What a price he paid for us, so in comparison, why can’t we go it alone for Him if and when necessary? Remember: You + G-d = and Majority.