"Behold, the days come, saith the Lord GOD, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the LORD: And they shall wander from sea to sea, and from the north even to the east, they shall run to and fro to seek the word of the LORD, and shall not find it." Amos 8:11-12
How could there ever be a "famine in the land" for truth if the church is controlled and led by a system of self financed and regenerating apostles, prophets, administrators and the like? How could there be a lack of "hearing the words of the LORD:" with a three dusty Bibles per person quotient?
God has always used individual believers, called to minister to believers, usually concerning individual believers, and specific tasks. The one time it is recorded Jesus healed more than one person at a time was the ten lepers. Nine of those lepers did not get it. Nine could not bother to come back and thank him. I wonder how many made it to the priest for the benefit of his witnesses. I wonder how long the nine stayed clean of their leprosy. Luke 17:11-19
Sure, Jesus fed thousands at one sitting. He did that twice. Once one little boy had his box lunch handy for starters. And once, one disciple said it could not be done.
Daily God puts individual people, & individual circumstances, in your life to draw the only you, to the only Him.
But one cannot tell any one else, anything, anymore. You can not tell your kids, you can not tell your employees, Lord knows you can not tell your spouse, anything. Most of the time they do not listen even if you beg. It is just not fashionable, to tell anyone anything, or to beg. No one will listen anyway. Much less do. Un-asked for advice is usually deemed worth what you pay for it. Sometimes Un-asked for advice is more precious than gold. Proverbs 1:17-20Proverbs 1:19-28Proverbs 1:7-33
There may be thousands and thousands who are vocal and active and think they do God a service, when they do not. Just as the "little flock" is few, God has few who truly "stand in the gap." John 16:1-3Luke 12:29-34Ezekiel 22:30
God does have His humble servants who proclaim unpopular truths. Yet when their voices are stilled, for whatever reasons, then the "foolishness of preaching" will be stopped. 1 Corinthians 1:18-191 Corinthians 1:20-31