The Great Men Of God
It's very interesting how God chooses and calls some of the most unlikely people to do a great work for him.
These are some of the greatest men of God, men of prayer, men who overcame great challenges, men who endured huge obstacles and who succeeded in accomplishing great things for the Kingdom of God.
These are men who were faithful to the end. Let them inspire you no matter who you are. All God needs is a willing heart.
George Muller - the man who lived by faith, trusting God for all his provision, refusing to ask anyone but God for all his needs, and who built orphanages to support more than a hundred thousand children - asking only God to sustain them. And ...he did.
Adoniram and Ann Judson
This is a story that had a particular impact on me. After watching this story I truly had to repent of complaining about the daily little frustrations we all encounter. Their sacrifice and dedication is an example for us all to follow.
The question that burned for so long in Martin Luther's heart was how could he be good enough to gain God's approval. No matter what he tried, he just couldn't do it. He even became a monk, thinking that would solve his anxiety ...but it didn't. Finally, one day as he was pouring over the Scriptures, he received a revelation that would totally change not only him, but multitudes who received it as he preached it to the world.
Called "the Prince of Preachers," Charles Spurgeon was one of the most gifted preachers of the Gospel the world has ever known. At his funeral, businesses were shut down so the people could attend. He started as a young boy preacher and eventually preached to thousands. What a gift of God he not only was, but still is today through his wonderful sermons.
John Wycliffe is a man who dared to come against the sins of the clergy, their pompous pride, and their hatred toward him as he exposed their corruption and dared stand against their self-proclaimed authority over the Bible. In spite of vicious persecution, Wycliffe succeeded in translating the Bible into the English language, believing the Word of God is not just for clergy, but it is the right of all to be able to read the record God himself has given us to make us know his Son and the salvation he provided.
Dwight L Moody
D L Moody, born into poverty, was not an educated man. But when he had an encounter with the Lord, everything in his life changed. Throughout his ministry he would face severe heartaches and pain, but he remained steadfast to the end. On his deathbed he saw loved ones and his face was radiant as he stepped into eternity.
Perhaps the best known of the great men of God is John Wesley. The development of John's spiritual life was a struggle, having come from a very regimented and disciplined background, the Lord had to teach him what it means to be a child of God. Only then was he able to succeed in bringing people into the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. Along with his brother Charles, they reached out to the poor and to all people, and multitudes were saved.
Evan Roberts was a young man, a college student, as the Spirit of God was preparing him for the great role he would play in the Welsh revival. The revival shut down bars and houses of ill repute. Even animals couldn't respond to the commands of their masters because their language was totally cleaned up. Such is the effect a revival from heaven will produce.