The Battle For Revival
Jesse M. Hendley
II Timothy 3:1-5
I want to thank you friends for your prayers for the radio work and for our revival meetings out-of-town. Revival meetings are a great battle! They are a conflict!
I was reading the other day, while coming home on the plane, the words of Jesus in the Gospel of John. Our blessed Saviour said that the world would hate us and would not receive the Gospel. He said, “I testify of the world that its works are evil.” Wherever you see cities that are deep in evil, you find a great battle going on.
So I want to thank you for your prayers. Our revival meetings are a real battle from the very start. How we thank the Lord for the victory He gives in the Name of the Lord Jesus Christ!
First of all, let me remind you WHY it is a battle to have revival. In some communities, you know, the battle is greater than in other communities. In one place, it is easier than in another place. The reason is this. In many places, the leading churches are definitely modernistic and untrue to the Faith. Multitudes of church-goers (professing Christians) do not love Christ. They support, churches that are modernistic, denying the atonement of the blood of Christ and the infallibility of the Word of God and the precious fundamentals of the Faith. I thank God for the little handful of Christians, real Christians, found in every city where we have gone. There are always a few who love the Lord Jesus Christ.
Here in the South, we had better be praying to God to shut out modernism and do our level best to KEEP THE FAITH! In almost all of the Northern cities, large, influential churches are already given over to modern, satanic preaching and even the things of Hell. WE MUST KEEP THE FAITH! God will give victory if people will return to Him with all their hearts and pray and work in the interest of Christ and lost souls.
In a certain city, a preacher from one of the leading churches spoke over the radio on this subject: Twelve ...
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