For What Were You Saved?

April 2023

 “A barracks is meant to be a place where real soldiers were to be fed and equipped for war, not a place to settle down in or as a comfortable snuggery in which to enjoy ourselves. I hope that if ever they, our soldiers, do settle down God will burn their barracks over their heads!” -Catherine Booth

   I remember when I first went through the process of breaking — that is where the Lord comes into your life, breaks you down in order to show you who you are, not to show you who He is (Matthew 3:2; Psalm 51:17; 2 Corinthians 7:10-11).  Remember, until a man is nothing, God can make nothing out of him (Galatians 2:20).

   I also remember when I first was being raised up in Him (Ephesians 4:15), and was asked to give my testimonial by a youth pastor at a local church.

   After giving my testimonial, which was not how bad I was as a sinner but how good Christ is as a Savior (Matthew 1:21), I became involved helping things move forward with the youth group.

   You have to know, friends, that I came from the rock ’n’ roll lifestyle and touring the country (Matthew 4:20), city after city.  So, there was no sitting around to be had.  When I started to notice that this youth pastor spent so much time on emphasizing that they were all saved, I wondered within myself as a baby Christian, why he jus ...

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