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Used of God!
, God uses for his purposes, the most unlikely people to do his work. Billy Sunday, an alcoholic, God saved, and he became a great evangelist, preaching the gospel of Christ, and the evils of alcohol. John Newton, a notorious slave trader, alcoholic, self proclaimed libertine, was, by the grace of God, saved, and became a great preacher of the gospel, and gave to the world his confession in song, the beautiful hymn: "Amazing Grace" and many others.
Saul of Tarsus, the great persecutor of the early Christians was met by Christ as he traveled to Damascus to bind and imprison Christians, and given the great commission to go to the gentile world, and be a witness for Christ, and there after became known as the great apostle Paul, who was responsible for planting churches everywhere he traveled. "And Saul, yet breathing out threatening and slaughter against the disciples of the Lord, went unto the high priest, and desired of him letters to Damascus to the synagogues, that if he found any of this way, whether they were men or women, he might bring them bound unto Jerusalem. And as he journeyed, he came near Damascus: and suddenly there shined round about him a light from heaven: and he fell to the earth, and heard a voice saying unto him, Saul, Saul, why persecutest thou me? And he said, who art thou, Lord? and the Lord said, I am Jesus, whom thou persecutest:It is hard for thee to kick against the pricks. And he trembling and astonished said Lord, what wilt thou have me to do? And the Lord said unto him ,arise, go into the city and it shall be told thee what thou must do." Acts 9: 1-6.
What might God have for us to do for him? If we are saved and in communion with God, the Holy Spirit will speak to us, and tell us what we are to do.