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ONE MAN AND GOD



Among the greatest examples of what can be accomplished through simple faith in the

promises of God is demonstrated in the ministry of a man named George Muller. When

God put it in this man's heart to build orphanages in England, Muller had only two

shillings (50 cents) in his pocket. From this humble beginning and throughout his entire

ministry, Muller never made his needs known to any man, but only to God alone. He

never sent out financial appeals or took offerings. He never contacted donors or had a

fund-raising program.


By trusting God alone, some $7,000,000 in U.S. funds were given to Muller to build and

maintain orphan homes in Bristol, England. Near the time of Muller's death, there were

five immense buildings which accommodated two thousand orphans. In all the years

since the mission was launched, the orphans never went hungry. One of the greatest

effects of Mueller's ministry was to inspire others to follow his example, resulting in at

least one hundred thousand orphans being cared for in England alone some fifty years

after Muller began his work.


In addition to directing the orphanages, Muller preached three times a week from 1830 to

1898. When he turned 70, he fulfilled a life-long dream of missionary work for the next

17 years until he was 87. He traveled to 42 countries, preaching on average of once a day,

addressing some three million people. From the end of his travels in 1892 when he was

87 until his death in March of 1898, Muller preached in his church and worked for the

Scripture Knowledge Institute which he had founded.


His funeral was held in Bristol where he had served for sixty-six years. Tens of

thousands of people reverently stood along the route of the simple procession. Men left

their workshops and offices, women left their homes, all seeking to pay their last respects

to a man who by faith alone had so greatly impacted his generation. George Muller's

advice was:


"Trust in God, not in man, not in circumstances...not in natural prospects, not in

former donors, but solely in God. This is that which brings the blessing. If we say

we trust in Him, but in reality do not, then God, taking us at our word, lets us see

that we do not really confide in Him; and hence failure arises. On the other hand,

if our trust in the Lord is real, help will surely come...We serve a God with

unlimited resources and power, all the resources of the Godhead are at our

disposal."


This is an example of what God can do through one man who places his confidence in

God as his Source. What God did for George Muller, He can do for you. What God did

for Israel and others down through the centuries, He will do for you. You have access to

supernatural sufficiency--all that is needed to achieve your divine destiny.


PRAYER:


My FATHER, My God, this year let my life reflect the blessing of the Lord, I shall not be static, I decree PROGRESS, FAVOR, HONOR, AND INFLUENCE are my portion. My life is SALTED, My speech is SALTED, My Home and Business are SALTED in the name of Jesus.

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