Why Revival Tarries. Leonard Ravenhill. FOREWORD. GREAT industrial concerns have in their employment men who are needed only when there is a. Leonard Ravenhill was one of the last old-time holiness preachers of the twentieth century. Here is an excerpt from the book by Leonard Ravenhill. It is our privilege to publish these excerpts from Leonard Ravenhill’s powerful first book WHY REVIVAL TARRIES. Although the title of this article is also the title.
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We invest our time as the world invests it. We will write about prayer-power, but not fight while in prayer. The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.
Modern Christians know little of “binding and loosing,” though the onus is on us-“Whatsoever ye shall bind A thousand or ten thousand ordinary priests or pastors or teachers could labor quietly on, almost unnoticed, while the spiritual life of Israel or the Church was normal. He was all passion in his prayers and passionate in his denunciation of evil in the land. Preachers make pulpits famous; prophets make prisons famous.
But he prays because his soul is hungry for God. Our goal must be God alone. As a man accused of murder hears the dread cry of the judge, “Guilty! We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed and after that to be obeyed. The preacher may go with the crowd; the prophet goes against it.
Out of obscurity, Elijah came on to the Old Testament stage, ravenhkll full-grown man.
Why Revival Tarries Quotes
Our compassions are not moved. His ministry was ravejhill to the emergency, and that fact marked him out as different, a man apart. Our praying is discolored with ambition, either for ourselves or for our denomination.
If Thou cannot do something with us and through us, then please God, do something without us! We pass judgments and make appreciations in our prayers.
Bypass us and take up a people who now know Thee not! Elijah lived with God.
Leonard Ravenhill: Why Revival Tarries
He thought about the nation’s sin like God; he grieved over sin like God; he spoke against sin like God. God’s smile means the devil’s frown! Our goal must be God alone. Read Ehy of his articles: Passion fired his preaching, and his words were on the hearts of men as molten metal on their flesh.
We tell Him what to do and then how to do it. Repentance is not a few hot tears at the penitent form. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying.
His acquaintances are divided pretty neatly into two classes, those who love him with all admiration, and those who hate him with perfect hatred! We are beggared and bankrupt, ravfnhill not broken, nor even bent.
For these men a smoothly operating system has no interest. He wanted fire, but yet he soaked the sacrifice with water! And in a sense they were right. He was single-minded, severe, fearless, as these were the qualities the circumstances demanded.
Leonard Ravenhill Quotes (Author of Why Revival Tarries)
Can they teach what they do not know? Revival God’s Way ratings. Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old? Brethren, if we will do God’s work in God’s way, at God’s time, with God’s power, we shall have God’s blessing and the devil’s curses.
We know Elijah was “a man of like passions as we are,” but alas! Oh, that God would give me more practical faith in Him!