In the 1600’s, God raised up a serious-minded young man.
He was so grieved over the sins of his time that he wandered in a leather suit all over England, calling men back to simple faith in God.
He was George Fox, and he said,
“The Lord said to me, ‘If but one man or woman were raised up by His power to stand in the same spirit that the apostles and prophets were in, that man or woman would shake all the country for miles around.’”
Two centuries later, a huge, rugged young Christian heard Henry Varley say,
“The world has yet to see what God will do with and for and in and by the man who is fully consecrated to Him,” and immediately, Dwight L. Moody resolved to be that man.
The eyes of the Lord were running throughout the earth in the 1600’s, and found George Fox; in the 1800’s, they found Moody (In the 1900’s, they found several. Whom will they discover in the 21st century?).1
“I sought a man who should stand in the gap” (Ezekiel 22:30).
One of the spiritual realities of repentance and revival involves human personality.
“Men are God’s method” (E. M. Bounds).2
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- Vance Havner, It is Time, by Vance Havner, Fleming H. Revell Company, Old Tappan, N J, Copyright MCMXLIII, p. 56