"O Lord, revive Your work" -- Habakkuk 3:2
Our hearts have, during the last few weeks, been full of joy and gratitude at the good news which has come across the sea from the land of the West. We hear that one of the most extraordinary religious awakenings has taken place in the United States. As many as fifty thousand persons are reported to have been added to the churches there in one month. There never has been known, since about a hundred years ago, in the days of Jonathan Edwards, such a thorough shaking throughout the length and breadth of the land, in religious matters. Now, what is there standing in the way of Great Britain, that we should not see the same? Why may not every Christian in England pray for the same? Why shouldn't he work for the same, and why shouldn't we have it at last?
It is on that subject I shall address you tonight, from the well known words in the prayer of Habakkuk, "O Lord, revive Your work"
It is very clear that there are three truths taught in our text:
1. Salvation is God's work.
2. God's work of grace sometimes need reviving.
3. No one can revive God's work but God Himself.
Believe! Believe! Believe! Look, Look, Look, and Live! The Lord is ready
to save you. He Himself invites you, yes, commands you to turn to Him
and be saved: "Turn to me and be saved, all you ends of the earth; for I
am God, and there is no other." I have often told the story of how that
text was blessed to my soul's conversion; it is a Baptist text, and an
Independent text, and an Evangelical text, too. We may not agree in all
things; but, poor sinner, we are agreed in telling you to look to Jesus
Christ for salvation.