I wrote about this book a few days ago, before I completed the reading of it. After completion of the entire book, I am more convinced than ever that it was written for America today.
For those who haven’t yet read Lord, Send a Revival, a good place to begin would be with a reading of the book of Habakkuk in the Bible. Habakkuk was written at a time in history much like our own. If you need encouragement, there is hope found in this book. Even though the nation of Judah was judged, God in His wrath, remembers mercy.
Pastor Clarence Sexton, in his book Lord, Send a Revival, teaches from the book of Habakkuk. The book is short, as is the book of Habakkuk, but powerful.
I hope this book will be as much help to you as it has been to me.
A brief review:
In the book, Pastor Sexton points to the five woes pronounced on the nation of Judah:
- ‘Woe to him who increases [What] is not his–how long? And to him who loads himself with many pledges’?
- Woe to him who covets evil gain for his house, that he may set his nest on high, that he may be delivered from the power of disaster!
- Woe to him who builds a town with bloodshed, who establishes a city by iniquity!
- Woe to him who gives drink to his neighbor, pressing [him to] your bottle, even to make [him] drunk, that you may look on his nakedness!
- Woe to him who says to wood, ‘Awake!’ To silent stone, ‘Arise! It shall teach!’ Behold, it is overlaid with gold and silver, yet in it there is no breath at all.
As we read about God’s judgement upon the nation of Judah, we are reminded that God cannot be silenced. The atheist may strive to remove His name and all symbols that remind of who God is. The scoffers may mock, but God’s strength and majesty remain. We may busy ourselves with all kinds of activities that keep us from thinking about God, but a time of trouble is coming when we will remember our Maker.
O LORD, I have heard Your speech and was afraid; Habakkuk 3:2
At the close, of the book we are reminded that God is: Able, available, and always the same and that our prayer should be that He will remember mercy.
O LORD, revive Your work in the midst of the years! In the midst of the years make it known; In wrath remember mercy. Habakkuk 3:2
- Clarence Sexton – Lord, Send a Revival (jlue.wordpress.com)
- Sermonette: Intro to Habakkuk (worthyofthegospel.wordpress.com)
- Sermonette: Fearless Fear (worthyofthegospel.wordpress.com)