The Battle is the Lord's

The Lord enlists a soldier for his army

Daniel Webster Whittle (1840-1901) was a Major in the Northern Army during the Civil War. It was when he was sent home wounded from Vicksburg, having been shot in his sword arm while leading a charge in place of his wounded captain, that he first met the man who was to so greatly influence his life — Mr. D. L. Moody. It was largely due to the influence of D. L. Moody who was already in evangelistic work that he gave up the business he had gone into, and became an evangelist and a well known hymn writer! bio

"When Garibaldi was raising his army he said, " I have no money, no food, no clothing, no stores, no resources; let every man that is willing to suffer poverty, shame, hunger, disease, and death, and who loves Italy, follow me." It is the measure of our suffering that will enable us to be like the Master. It has been said that when he died he left his purse to Judas, his clothes to the soldiers, his mother to John, his pardon to the dying thief, and-his peace to his disciples. Some one has said, " I look for the world and I find it in the church, and I look for the church and I find it in the world." You may try all you please for the baptism of the Holy Ghost, and unless you are willing to present your bodies a living sacrifice to God, you cannot be filled with the Spirit."

He is still calling. "..for many be called, but few chosen." (Matt. 20:16)

Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. (2 Tim. 2:3)

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