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A Book You MUST Read…

Have you ever read a book, started highlighting, and then realized you are highlighting MOST of the book?

That’s the experience you will have as you read The Calvary Road by Roy Hession. This little book is free for the Amazon Kindle software. It’s a quick read, and worth reading slowly, twice. It will convict your heart and give you a scriptural perspective of authentic revival in your relationship both with God and men.

The overwhelming impact of this book is that God showed me with great clarity how much “self” still needs to die in my life. I hope you will download this book and read it. Here are a few quotes that challenged me:

“‘Just as water ever seeks and fills the lowest place, so the moment God finds you abased and empty, His glory and power flow in.’ The picture that has made things simple and clear to so many of us is that of the human heart as a cup, which we hold out to Jesus, longing that He might fill it with the Water of Life.”

“Anything that springs from self, however small it may be, is sin. Self-energy or self-complacency in service is sin. Self-pity in trials or difficulties, self-seeking in business or Christian work, self-indulgence in one’s spare time, sensitiveness, touchiness, resentment and self-defence when we are hurt or injured by others, self-consciousness, reserve, worry, fear, all spring from self and all are sin and make our cups unclean.”

“Suppose we are irritated by certain traits in someone. It is not enough just to take our reactions of irritation to Calvary. We must first be broken, that is, we must yield to God over the whole question and accept that person and his ways as His will for us. Then we are able to take our wrong reaction to Jesus, knowing that His Blood will cleanse away our sin; and when we have been cleansed from sin, let us not keep mourning over it, let us not be occupied with ourselves.”

“Colossians 3:15 says, “Let the peace of God rule in your hearts.” Everything that disturbs the peace of God in our hearts is sin, no matter how small it is, and no matter how little like sin it may at first appear to be. This peace is to “rule” our hearts, or (a more literal translation) “be the referee” in our hearts.”

“But if we have lost our peace, it is obvious whose fault it is. We do not lose peace with God over another person’s sin, but only over our own. God wants to show us our reactions, and only when we are willing to be cleansed there, will we have His peace.”

There are many, many more…

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