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!”

Where is God’s Almighty Power?

“A city full of churches, Great preachers, lettered men,
Grand music, choirs and organs, If these all fail–what then?
Good workers, eager, earnest, Who labor by the hour:
But where, oh where my brother, Is God’s Almighty Power.
Refinement-education, They have the very best.
Their plans & schemes are perfect, They give themselves no rest.
They get the best of talent, They try their uttermost,
But what they need my brother, Is God — the Holy Ghost” Unknown

Who is Jesus: in the Gospel of Luke

Jesus is seen as Lord in the gospel of Luke. Between Luke and Acts, Lord is used one hundred and four times. The word “Lord” (kurios) is the Greek translation of the holy name for God in the Old Testament (Yahweh). In the New Testament, it can mean “sir” or “master”, but mostly when it is use it is basically saying that Jesus is equal with God. This alone is a huge claim showing Jesus as deity. Lord shows Jesus as a ruler with authority. Luke shows Jesus as “Lord of the Sabbath”. (6:5) He is the one who created it and has control over it. He has the right to say what can be done on the Sabbath.

Luke 6:5 And He was saying to them, “The Son of Man is Lord of the Sabbath.”