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Thursday, March 17, 2005

General William Booth: Founder of the Salvation Army

In our continuing series on Revival, we introduce you to William Booth the founder of the Salvation Army. During the course of William Booths ministry he traveled 5,000,000 miles and preached 60,000 sermons.

General William Booth
On April 9,1865, Lee met Grant in the parlor of a private home at Appomattox Court House. He surrendered his army and brought an end to four long years of death and devastation called the Civil War.

In the same year a 36 year old Englishman by the name of William Booth declared war on the powers of darkness by founding the Salvation Army.

One of the most effective weapons in General Booth's arsenal was fervent prayer. It was not unusual for Booth to hold "an all night of prayer" when he came to preach the Word of God.

People would flood the altars every where he went. "The power of God was wonderfully manifest in the meetings . . . people were frequently, struck down, overwhelmed with a sense of the presence and power of God." ... Continue reading

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