In April, 1947, several missionaries came at my invitation to anEaster Conference which I was organising. I invited them to comeas speakers, because I had heard that they had been experiencingRevival in their field for a number of years, and I was interested inRevival. What they had to say was very different from much of whatI had associated with Revival. It was very simple and very quiet.As they unfolded their message and gave their testimonies, Idiscovered that I was the neediest person in the conference andwas far more in need of being revived than I had ever realised.That discovery, however, only came slowly to me. Being myselfone of the speakers, I suppose I was more concerned aboutothers' needs than my own. As my wife and others humbledthemselves before God and experienced the cleansing of theprecious Blood of Jesus, I found myself left somewhat high anddry--dry just because I was high. I was stumbled by the simplicityof the message, or rather the simplicity of what I had to do to berevived and filled with the Spirit.When others at the end of the conference testified of how Jesushad broken them at His Cross and filled their hearts to overflowingwith His Holy Spirit, I had no such testimony. It was only afterwardsthat I was enabled to give up trying to fit things into my doctrinalscheme, and come humbly to the Cross for cleansing from my ownpersonal sins. It was like beginning my Christian life all over again.My flesh "came again like that of a little child," as did Naaman'swhen he was willing to humble himself and dip himself in Jordan.And it has been an altogether new chapter in life since then.-Excerpt from Roy Hession's classic book 'The Calvary Road'.
_________________SI Moderator - Greg Gordon
Thanks Greg! Roy Hession's books have been a great source of blessing to me. The follow up to The Calvary Road is "We Would See Jesus." Both of these books can be read online at http://www.christianissues.biz/pdf-bin/sanctification/thecalvaryroad.pdf
This is a very edifying book.