Queen Victoria’s Testimony

Queen Victoria once attended a service in St. Paul’s Cathedral and listened to a sermon that interested her greatly. Afterwards she asked her chaplain, “Can one be absolutely sure in this life of eternal safety?” His answer was that he knew no way that one could be absolutely sure.

This incident was published in the Court News and came to the notice of a humble minister of the Gospel, John Townsend. After reading of Queen Victoria’s question and the answer she received, he prayed much about the matter and then sent the following note to the Queen.

“To her gracious Majesty our beloved Queen Victoria from one of her most humble subjects: “With trembling hands, but heart filled love, and because I know that we can be absolutely sure now for our eternal life in the Home that Jesus went to prepare, may I ask your Most Gracious Majesty to read the
following passages of Scripture: John 3:16; Romans 10:9-10.

“I sign myself, your servant for Jesus’ sake,” John Townsend
John 3:16. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.”

Romans 10:9-10. “If thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”

John Townsend was not alone in praying about his letter to the Queen. He took others into his confidence and much prayer was offered up to God in Her Majesty’s behalf. About two weeks later he received a modest-looking envelope in which was enclosed the following letter.

“To John Townsend:

“Your letter of recent date received and in reply, would state that I have carefully and prayerfully read the portions of Scripture referred to. I believe in the finished work of Christ for me, and trust by God’s grace to meet you in that Home of which He said, `I go to prepare a place for you’.”

(Signed) Victoria Guelph.

Queen Victoria . . . . ascribed Britain’s greatness to the Word of God. Yet, so exalted a person was not ashamed to make this humble confession of her faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. She knew Him to be the great Saviour and Healer of men, the Redeemer of Israel, and the Architect of this nation’s history, but she confessed Him also as her own personal Saviour.

Mike Martin – Saved By Jesus

Mike MartinI used to be a drug addict and an alcoholic. I started smoking cigarettes when I was 11. By the time I was 21, I was doing crank & cocaine together intravenously. Also eating lots of magic mushrooms and blotter acid. I knew I was killing myself and that I’d better do something or I wasn’t going to live very long so I joined the Navy to get away from myself. One thing I learned; wherever you go, there you are! Little did I realize that when I got sent overseas, THAT’s where the GOOD drugs are! Man, I really went wild. Uncut stuff, black tar opiated hash, even accidentally took Heroin when I was in Jamaica. Met and married a dancer in a bar; needless to say, it ended in divorce. SOMEHOW, I got out of the Navy alive with an honorable discharge and moved back home to my hometown where all my old partying buds were. it didn’t take long til I was killing myself again only this time, I was loading up so hard that I started overdosing. it was after my 2nd overdose and 5day stay in the hospital, after the nurses pumped me back UP to 115 lbs., my friend invited me to an outdoor concert at the park sponsored by VWO Colorado Springs. It was great rock music by a church band called “Axis.” (I still have a recording of the concert on cassette!) This man approached me (thank God for that man) and asked me if I had ever accepted Jesus as my Savior.
I thought about how I had tried drugs, booze, women, hallucinogens and countless other means but I had never tried Jesus. He asked me if I wanted to pray to accept Jesus and I said I did. That date was September 9, 1989. That’s the date I will never forget. the day Jesus changed my life.

Within 3 months I was free from all the drugs and alcohol, within 5 months I had stopped smoking and by now it’s been almost 30 years.

God has given me a beautiful wife, a 13 year old son, 2 businesses and now I’m on the 6th year of pastoring LifeSeed Church in Lamar, Colorado. We are seeing people get saved, delivered from all kinds of stuff and God is still in the business of changing people’s lives. I thank God for Jesus and the pastors He sent into my life Scott, Alan, Mike and I thank God for pastors Ron and Marie Jones of VWO Co. Springs. (they’re the ones who sent Axis to Lamar) If not for them and Jesus, I’d be pushin up daisies.