[revival] “WHY REVIVAL TARRIES” – Powerful Insights

PRAYER REQUEST from ANDREW: “I fly out tomorrow for 17 days in Fiji – including the Highlands which are rarely visited by foreigners. It seems I will be preaching virtually every night. I would greatly appreciate your prayers, my friends. – Thanks so much. – Many Blessings. – Andrew Strom.

“WHY REVIVAL TARRIES” – Powerful Insights
-Extracts by Leonard Ravenhill from his classic book ‘Why Revival Tarries’ – Part 2:

“Prophets are lone men: They walk alone, pray alone, and God makes them alone.”

“… the living Holy Ghost is seeking for men to trample underfoot their own learning, deflate their inflated ego, and confess that with all their seeing they are blind.”

“Dear brethren, our eyes are dry because our hearts are dry. We live in a day when we can have piety without pity.”

“Elijah prayed, not for the destruction of the idolatrous priests, nor for thunderbolts from heaven to consume rebellious Israel, but that the glory of God and the power of God might be revealed.”

“We try to help God out of difficulties. Remember how Abraham tried to do this, and to this day the earth is cursed with his folly because of Ishmael. On the other hand, Elijah made it as difficult as he could for the Lord. He wanted fire, but yet he soaked the sacrifice with water! God loves such holy boldness in our prayers.”

“Much of our praying is but giving God advice!”

“God never intended His Church to be a refrigerator in which to preserve perishable piety. He intended it to be an incubator in which to hatch out converts.” – F. Lincicome

“Tell me in light of the Cross, isn’t it a scandal that you and I live today as we do?” – Alan Redpath

“Oh that believers would become eternity-conscious!”

“… there are only three classes of people in the world today: those who are afraid, those who do not know enough to be afraid, and those who know their bibles.”

“For their own lusts they bleed the audience financially in the name of the One who had to borrow a penny to illustrate His sermon.”

“Why does revival Tarry? … because evangelism is so highly commercialized… Revival tarries because of cheapening the gospel… Revival tarries because of carelessness … revival tarries because of fear… Revival tarries because we lack urgency in prayer… Finally, revival tarries because we steal the glory that belongs to God.”

-SOURCE: “Why Revival Tarries” by Leonard Ravenhill.


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