THE ONLY PERSON GOD CAN USE FOR REVIVAL
Sermon By Dr. Jesse M. Hendley
October 11, 1907---November 30, 1994
Colonial Hills Baptist Church
East Point, Ga.
"I say the truth in Christ, 1 lie not, my conscience
also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost, That I have
great heaviness and continual sorrow in my heart. For
I could wish that myself were accursed from Christ for
my brethren, my kinsman according to the flesh."
I want to read again verse 2 and talk about Paul's
unceasing heartache. "I have great heaviness and
continual sorrow in my heart." If you want to know
what it is back of the perennial vitality of a soul
winner, here is the answer: he has a broken heart. He
must have it if he is to be a soul winner. This dear
man says, "The Holy Ghost knows I am not lying when I
say, `I have continual sorrow.' The Holy Ghost knows I
am telling the truth when I say, `I have a continual
heartache, a continual passion for lost souls'." I
tell you, beloved, we are not going to have souls
until we have that. That is dead sure. Every where
Paul went he had a passion for souls. In the midst of
everything he was doing he had a passion for souls. He
was a great theologian; he was a marvelous man of
eloquence; he was a great preacher. But above
everything else, and continuing through to the end of
his marvelous life was a broken heart. Paul, had a
broken heart for souls. Without it we are not going to
win them. We must have the broken heart.
1. ASSURANCE OF SALVATION.
Who is this blessed person with a broken heart? How
can we have it? Who is this person God can use for
revival? The man that God uses for revival must be
truly saved and know it! He must know God. In Daniel
11:32 we read, "The people that do know their God
shall be strong, and do exploits." The man who wants
to be used of God to save others ought to know without
the shadow of a doubt that he himself has been b ...
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