God's Generals: Are You a General in Your Field?

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If “God’s Generals” by Roberts Liardon is to be re-written, there is no doubt that late Billy Graham would be included.

The first ‘general’ that was made mention of was John Alexander Dowie (The healing apostle). He became born again by the preaching of Henry Wright when he (Dowie) was seven years old.

Some of what I gained from his life are:


1. I am made to know that while Satan is a defiler, Jesus is a healer.

2. I am made to know that God’s angels can help, but the war for our destiny is a personal responsibility that we must win.

3. Any sacrifice you made to God (directly) or humans (indirectly to God) is never in vain. John Dowie sold his home and furnishings to finance God’s work, but there came in place of them men and women that were brought to the feet of Jesus. After land, men and women are all you need to succeed in life!

4. Sin causes much of the sicknesses and diseases, therefore, a strong stance on morals (though salvation is necessary) usually goes with a strong healing ministry.

John Alexander Dowie’s Mistakes

There is no perfect man or woman on earth, what we need to do is to continue to work on ourselves by the help of the Holy Spirit, and by learning from the lives of the saints of the old. Hence, since John is a man like us, some of the mistakes he made in life were recorded:

1. His participation in politics. Anything God has chosen for you (Calling) or you have chosen for yourself (profession), concentrate and be focus on it. You can learn a little of everything, but you have to be an expert in just only one to prevent career failure.

2. During his ministry in California, he met Maria Woodworth-Etter, the great woman healing evangelist. Dowie denounced Maria’s method of ministry, which was a tragic mistake on his part. The best way to help remove the negative sides of others is to focus on their positives!

3. John never rested. I think we all know the importance of rest? This is another costly mistake he made in life. Had it been he was not criticising Maria, she would have told him.

4. John took counsel from no one except in minor matters.

All these mistakes caused his untimely death!

Note: John Alexander ( May 25, 1847 – March 9, 1907) was from Scotland.

Notwithstanding, John Alexander Dowie rose to become a ‘General’ in his calling. Are you ready to give it what it takes to become a general in your calling or chosen profession?

Have you heard about Julie Wang, an ‘adwoman’ that determined to become the best pilot ever? If you have listened to her interview on CGTN, you will agree with me she has made it.

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Salvation still remains the number one condition to enjoy God’s blessings here on earth and to make it to heaven.
If you think you need salvation, it’s as simple as ABC.

  1. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, and receive Him into your life (John 1:12a).
  2. Believe unto righteousness with your heart (John 1:12c, Romans 10:10a).
  3. Confess with your mouth. With the mouth, confession is made unto salvation (Romans10:10b).

You’re now born again! If you need counselling about life and how to grow in grace, visit a living church near your house.
Best wishes and regards!

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Author: Peter Adewumi

Peter Adewumi is an Amazon author of "Virtues for Riches" series, "Romantic, Inspirational & Motivational Poems," "Attributes of Successful Employees," "The End Matters Most," & "A Lonely Ward in a Comely World."

0 thoughts on “God's Generals: Are You a General in Your Field?

  1. I do not debate or tell anybody what to do or not to do. I share what Father is doing with me.
    John was right.
    We are wrong.
    We call evil good.
    We call good evil.
    All those so called ‘Ministries’ are not in the will of our Father.
    We do not know our Father/Creator or His ways.
    We are not going to any ‘Heaven’.
    The Kingdom of heaven is in our hearts, but! We take it for granted with our carnal minds.
    The Kingdom of Heaven shall be established in Jerusalem here on earth like it is in heaven.
    These things The Almighty Spirit of our Creator is now revealing to us. To me personally? Quote:
    “My children think, act, live by what they know, but! My children do not ‘know’ Me. In the same way? You just realized it’s the same about you and your children and friends.
    Your children and friends do not know you, but! Regardless? You have not for one instance stopped loving them.
    Even more so? You realize they as well love you despite the lack of knowledge on either end.
    Likewise? It’s between My children and My Being. Only difference? I know it all, but! I only let you know so much as you need to know at any given time, and?
    Today? This Little Portion Of My Knowledge? Hit You Like A Bomb! Why?
    Because it is a bomb—THE BOMB that completely destroyed all traces of evil murdering thoughts about your children et all.
    Go On My Child! Now You Thinking Like I Think ….?”
    Unless the Father/Creator does the work within each one of us personally? We labor in vain.
    Yes, thank our Father for the great workers. Those workers did not mean for us to PRAISE THEM! They all directed us to our Father/Creator Yahuwah/Yahushua.
    Unfortunately? We follow man not our Father/Creator. We have made a ‘God’ of our Father/Creator, but!
    That’s all coming to an end now. Behold! The Power of love and wisdom from on high. It never fails. It always avails.
    Therefore? O well! Our paths have crossed. The plan of restoration to the original intent for our creation is now in effect.
    To Love.
    To Be Loved.
    Your Cherish Family O Mighty One? Forever To be!
    We have been saved, but! We, liken to the Galatians & the Corinthians have remained CARNAL depending in our carnal mind knowledge.
    BUT! No Problem. Our Father is STILL in control of it ALL!
    Much love, thiaBasilia. 🙂

      1. Bless your heart! You have made tears of joy flow. That”s all Father wants from us–humility. Our Father is for REAL! In silence I worship and thank Him for your humble attitude. Much love, thiaBasilia 🙂

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