The Great Object For Which God Made You
TO MY OFFICERS: A letter from the
General on his eightieth birthday.
(editor’s note: this applies to all
soldiers, of course)
The great object for which God has made
you Salvation Army Officers…:
1. The putting down of rebellion of men
against the Divine government.
2. The expulsion of all wrongdoing from
3. The dethronement of the devils that
now occupy the hearts of men.
4. The universal acceptance by men of
Jesus Christ as their Sovereign Lord.
5. The beginning of the reign of
righteousness, and the obedience of the entire race to the law
of love. (p14,15)
JAC: This is total war leading to total
victory. This is
We cannot rely on gumption or ingenuity or commitment
or networks or credibility or resources.
We need some help!
"I began my career with the
old-fashioned affirmation, ‘I believe in the Holy Ghost’."
“The Holy Ghost is with me.
He is in my heart at the moment.
He is in the work I am doing.
He will be with me in the business and in the Meetings
I am contemplating.
He will inspire me with the words I want to speak.
He will furnish me with the money I need.
He will raise me up the friends I require.
He will see me safely through my whole career, and He
will make me more than a conqueror, living, dying, and for
“Say to yourselves, over and over and
over again, ‘I believe in the Holy Ghost’, and then act
consistently with your belief.” (p36)
JAC: “I believe in the Holy Ghost!”
This is not just a nice historic tickle.
Now. Over and over
again. Make it a
salvo cantillation to recite in your mind while washing the
dishes and cleaning the toilet and travelling to work or
school or the barracks.
And track the changes in your life over the next month.