The World Has Yet to See

In spring of 1867, a young American shoe salesman came to Bristol and one day was invited to a prayer meeting in a private home.

During the meeting, the minister, Henry Varley stood up and spoke. He said one memorable thing in that prayer meeting: “The world has yet to see what God can do with one man wholly committed to him.” 


That young American walked out of that prayer meeting an hour later – with these words etched on his mind. They gave him no peace and he resolved to be such a man.

No one remembers Henry Varley – but that young American was D.L.Moody – who went on to become the “Billy Graham” of the 19th Century.

Thousands came to Christ through his ministry his day.

God wants to use you for his glory, but he needs a holy vessel to use.


Are willing to be that holy vessel used for him?

The world has yet to see what God can do with a man totally committed to him. 

Isaiah 6:1-8  In the year of King Uzziah’s death I saw the Lord sitting on a throne, lofty and exalted, with the train of His robe filling the temple.  2 Seraphim stood above Him, each having six wings: with two he covered his face, and with two he covered his feet, and with two he flew.  3 And one called out to another and said, “Holy, Holy, Holy, is the LORD of hosts, The whole earth is full of His glory.”  4 And the foundations of the thresholds trembled at the voice of him who called out, while the temple was filling with smoke.  5 Then I said, “Woe is me, for I am ruined! Because I am a man of unclean lips, And I live among a people of unclean lips; For my eyes have seen the King, the LORD of hosts.”  6 Then one of the seraphim flew to me with a burning coal in his hand, which he had taken from the altar with tongs.  7 He touched my mouth with it and said, “Behold, this has touched your lips; and your iniquity is taken away and your sin is forgiven.”  8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Who is Jesus: in the Book of Matthew

In Matthew, Jesus is seen as the anointed messiah, the Christ who came to save his people from their sins. According to chapter one, Jesus is Emmanuel, which means “God with us.” The prophesied Messiah came as a great light to a dark world. Jesus fulfilled several messianic prophecies in his birth alone. (See Micah 5:2, Is 7:14) People (especially the religious rulers) should have easily seen that Jesus was the prophesied Messiah that was coming to save them. The Messiah spoke with authority, unlike the religious rulers. He was able to forgive the sins of people. As the Messiah, He came this time to die on the cross for the sins of the world, later he will return as a ruler that will set up his everlasting kingdom.

Micah 5:2 “But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.”

Isaiah 7:14 “Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, a virgin will be with child and bear a son, and she will call His name Immanuel.

Is God Knowable?

God is knowable and He has revealed himself with general revelation (creation..Rom 1:20) and with specific revelation through his written word. The entire Christian life is a process of knowing what God is like. The more time that is spent with him, the more one can know about him. Man will never be able to know everything about Him because if that were possible than man would be God. God is knowable, but he is so awesome, man’s finite minds can not explain him completely in man’s limited vocabulary.

Isaiah 40:18 To whom then will you liken God? Or what likeness will you compare with Him?
Anytime that you go through something less then pleasant in your life, and you don’t understand why, remember that God knows and is in complete control. Lean on God (seek and spend time with Him) through those times so you can know Him better.