Your thoughts are welcome! Sir, my concern is not whether God is on our side; my greatest concern is to be on God's side, for God is always right. “More sure” than what? We cannot find certainty in relative thinking. Their work was the achievement of their faith. Many have lost anchor in the Word of God because they have adopted the dogmas of man. No one god claimed single or ultimate truth. 3 For you will spread abroad to the right and to the left, and your offspring will possess the nations and will people the desolate cities. "Expect great things from God, attempt great..." - William Carey quotes from BrainyQuote.com 8 Vishal and Ruth Mangalwadi, The Legacy of William Carey – A Model for the Transformation of a Culture, (Wheaton, Illinois: Crossway Books, 1999), 62. Evangelistic ministries grow by deep conviction that the gospel is true. He used the position of professor to reach the metropolis of Calcutta. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. Do we await great things from God? The cost was enormous to have it printed in Calcutta. ", Carey’s achievements were enormous. Biblical hope is not wishful thinking. Doubt does not paralyze a person who has faith in the Holy Spirit working in the message. He is the supreme Ruler, reigning with unlimited power. Therefore, my discouragement is from Satan. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Having finally convinced the Association in 1792 that it was time to reach the “heathen lands”, Carey had to turn the corner from dreams to reality. I hope it works out.”. For prayer is nothing else than being on terms of friendship with God. We speak to the ears; the Holy Spirit speaks to the heart. They must grab hold of what God wants in the world and hang onto it. God had put Carey into the most strategic of all fields, but Carey had a vision for missions even beyond India. He truly believed it was a duty of all humanity to believe the gospel, and the duty of all pastors to preach invitational sermons for them to come to Christ, and it was the duty of his denomination and fellow Christians to engage in world mission. The third occurrence of the word “in” is “in the Holy Spirit.” The Holy Spirit can reach into the hearts of people where the mere dead words of man cannot reach. 9 Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. We have preached in his church building next door as well. The Bible says in Matthew 28 v 18 to 20 ” Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. True Christian work always originates in faith. The cost on his family was great, and it showed particularly in the case of Mrs. Carey. Lack of faith equates to lack of conviction and expectation. Belief bore fruit. Without burning conviction about the objectives of missions, we are at the mercy of whims that drive our culture. His text was Isaiah 54:2-3, “2 Enlarge the place of thy tent, and let them stretch forth the curtains of thine habitations: spare not, lengthen thy cords, and strengthen thy stakes; 3 For thou shalt break forth on the right hand and on the left; and thy seed shall inherit the Gentiles, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.”.