Why Revival Still Tarries
Chad has captured God's passionate heart for the lost in this book. Follow him from the pages of the Bible out into the streets of your own hometown and become the living "letter. . ., known and read by all men" (2 Cor. 3:2) to those around you. This book will inspire you to become creative in your proclamation of the good news so that God's banqueting table will be full. Its harvest time!!!
Wesley and Stacey Campbell
Founding Pastors, New Life Church, Kelowna, BC
Founders: Praying the Bible International and Revival Now! Ministries
"Why Revival Still Tarries" is a timely message for the church. The harvest fields are waiting. Souls are desperately crying out for answers in days of turmoil and darkness. The church has the keys to open the doors of destiny for them, but...we must go...we cannot remain in our comfort zones within the confines of our church buildings and programs! "Why Revival Still Tarries" will provoke you...to go!
Chad Taylor is a burning fiery lamp in the wilderness of today’s religious systems. He’s a prophetic voice, awakening the hearts of men and women into passion and zeal for the lost. The heartbeat of a revivalist echoes throughout the pages of this book as he challenges all of us with a fervent call to prophetic evangelism! He ardently urges the church to invade the marketplace with signs and wonders following. Evoking memories of Leonard Ravenhill, he cuts through tradition, stirring an unquenchable fire for the harvest. If you don’t have a heart for evangelizing the lost, you will when you finish this book!
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Chapter 1 JEREMIAH: THE HEART OF THE PROPHET
"Chad Taylor is the real deal. His book, "A Cry of Harvest" is a 'God-time' book that carries an anointing and impartation of power evangelism that will help bring in the Great Harvest. I recommend it highly!"
Che Ahn - Senior Pastor, Harvest Rock Church, Pasadena, CA.
Revival is not a three-day event that we advertise as “Revival.” It’s not a state of mind, but a state of perpetual impact that drastically changes the moral climate of an area. The way people think in that region changes. The way people treat each other changes. The fog of deception begins to lift and the “eyes of their understanding are enlightened.” Revival is an experience not a definition. It can’t be germinated in a test tube of theology; it can only be demonstrated by radical obedience of those who pursue it. It deals with people, not statistics.
Revival does not look like we expect it to look. Revival is shocking. It never dresses the same, never smells the same; it’s unorthodox. It’s unreligious. It surprises, it’s hardly ever invited or expected. It comes on its own terms and in its own way. Suddenly. And it doesn’t always wear the face we expect. It can be painted black or white; it may have piercing and tattoos. It may smell like urine or fancy cologne. Revival never comes like we expect. It shows up on Sunday morning in the middle of a well-thought-out sermon. It comes and sits at our feet and begs for a piece of bread. It comes to us in its worst while we’re at our best. It demands more than we have to give. It demands God.
Revival is waiting for us on the streets. It’s hiding from us in nursing homes and prisons. It’s calling to us from foreign fields and obscure places. Crying, yearning for even one person who will rise from the confines of normality and pursue it. It’s a person who will approach the throne of grace with boldness and expect a miracle; who will stand on a street corner and wait for its shadow to pass by. Knowing that at any minute the wind that blows where it wants to may touch down in that very spot — exploding, expanding everything it touches. Revival is a fire, and souls are its kindling.
We are the catalysts of this fire. We are the riverbeds that this torrent comes through. We are the gatekeepers who must cry out, “Here am I send me!” Revival is not a hand on a clock waiting for the alarm to sound. It’s the ever-beating heart of every person who contains the treasure of eternal life — that hope of glory, Christ in us. Once we begin to step from the porches of tradition into the ghetto of the impossible, we’ll begin to see His power unprecedented. It’s through our hands He desires to demonstrate His glory. It’s through our lips He longs to express His personality. We are revival.
The next great move of God will be seen in the streets. Harvest is not experienced in test tubes and sheltered places. Harvest is experienced only in the open air with the hot sun and the cool evening breeze. Harvest is not something confined and measured and grown in air-conditioned buildings. Its abundance usually comes forth through sweat and effort. Harvest is outside. Harvest is where the people are. And church, harvest is upon us — Harvest is most surely upon us.
Cry of the Spirit is Harvest
So the harvest of hearts sways
to the sound of church bells,
The child wanders the streets,
with nothing to eat,
The orphan and the widow
search the streets for a home,
The cry of the Spirit is
SPARE NOT! Lengthen your
Stretch out your curtains!
Strengthen your stakes!
This is the day the Lord has
Launch out! Go into the
Then the orphan and widow will
The prisoner will exclaim
The blind man will shout,
The cry of the Spirit is,
The book "Why Revival Still Tarries" is anchored in the Word of God but given to us by a man of God Chad Taylor who 'is' in the harvest fields today ministering Jesus to a lost and needy world. This blend makes for a powerful, life changing book. As Chad points to Jesus and the fields ripe to harvest you will be blessed, empowered and I pray baptized with Fire to reach this world for Christ. I encourage you o read this book now!
Arthur Blessitt (The man who carries the cross around the world...)
Your book is a timely tool in a world on the brink of destruction and without any hope. Your words are an inspiration for me to continue to labor for the Master from the dawn to setting sun. Thanks for making the time to challenge all of us on the front lines to go a step farther behind enemy lines to reach the lost at any cost. "NO greater love hath a man than to lay down his life for another". Great book.
Pastor Phil Aguilar founder of Set Free World Wide Ministries and pioneer of the Los Angeles Dream Center.