The Calvary Road by Roy and Revel Hession

Wow!  What a powerful book!  The Calvary Road developed from a series of brief paper/pamphlets that Roy and Revel Hession produced about the Message of Revival.  God truly worked through the papers as they were originally printed and distributed as individual messages, so eventually they combined some of these messages into this publication.  They recommend reading it a chapter at a time as that was how it was originally written and published.  I think each chapter is so powerful that readers would benefit from time to think about what they read and pray.  That is certainly what I did.  I just kept underlining things, and praying about what I was reading. The chapters are as follows: Brokenness, Cups Running Over, The Way of Fellowship, The Highway of Holiness, the Dove and the Lamb, Revival in the Home, The Mote and the Beam, Are you Willing to be a Servant, The Power of the Blood of the Lamb, and Protesting our Innocence.

There is so much depth to this book.  I felt like it spoke right to my heart.  I plan on reading it again...and again!  Let me share some of the great thoughts and truths in the book.

  • "The Lord Jesus cannot live in us fully and reveal Himself through us until the proud self within us is broken."
  • "The only life that pleases God and that can be victorious is His life-never our life, no matter how hard we try." (which is why we must surrender to His will)
  • "Revival itself is being absolutely filled to overflowing with the Holy Spirit, and that is victorious living."
  • "Before we can enter the Highway, God must bend and break that stiff-necked self, so that Christ reigns in its stead.  To be broken means to have no rights before God and man... It means just being nothing and having nothing that I call my own, neither time, money, possessions nor position."
  • "Revival simply means new life, in hearts where the spiritual life has ebbed--but not a new life of self-effort or self-initiated activity.  It is not man's life, but God's life, the life of Jesus, filling us and flowing through us."
  • "Only a deep hunger for real fellowship with God will make us willing to cry to God for His all-revealing Light and to obey it when it is given."
I hope you'll take time to think about these quotes, or better yet take the time to read the entire book.  It is free for kindle right now, just click here.

I highly recommend this book!  It is a great instrument of conviction and spiritual growth.


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