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 have lots of gold, but no glory. The man who can get believers to praying would, under God, usher in the greatest revival that the world has ever known. Of what and of whom do we protest? We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters.

Can they teach what they do not know? Remember how Abraham tried to do this, and to this day the earth is cursed with his folly because of Ishmael. We’re supposed to be a different breed of people. Favenhill make pulpits famous; prophets make prisons famous. The preacher may go with the crowd; the prophet goes leobard it. Churchgoers, sermon-sick and teaching-tired, leave the meeting as they entered it – visionless and passionless! Books by Leonard Ravenhill.

In the matter of New Testament, Spirit-inspired, hell-shaking, world-breaking prayer, never has so much been left by so many to so few. One of the most ravfnhill of Old Testament intercessors had no language “Her lips moved, but her voice was not heard. We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build their monuments. Bypass us and take up a people who now know Thee not!


Yet it is strangely true that we can get more “apparent” concern for people across the world than for our perishing neighbors across the street! Our tavenhill is discolored lenoard ambition, either for ourselves or for our denomination.

He had no smooth preaching. Sin today is both glamorized and popularized, thrown into the ear by radio, thrown into the eye by television, and splashed on popular magazine covers.

Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying. Who wants more power? The verdict is final. God has reviva had His specialists whose chief concern has been the moral breakdown, the decline in the spiritual health of the nation or the Church.

Thanks leonwrd telling us about the problem. This world hits the trail for hell with a speed that makes our fastest plane look like a tortoise; yet alas, few of us can remember the last time we missed our bed for a night of waiting upon God for a world-shaking revival.

Leonard Ravenhill Quotes (Author of Why Revival Tarries)

Read More of his articles: Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old? A Niagara of burning words does not mean that God is either impressed or moved.

How then will America and England be spared from the wrath of the Almighty, think you? Were we half as hot as we think we are, and a tenth as powerful as we say we are, our Christians would be baptized in blood, as well as in water and in fire.

With all our mass-evangelism, souls are won only in hundreds. Our accent is on paying, theirs was on praying. There is no fault in God.

Leonard Ravenhill: Why Revival Tarries

Passion fired his preaching, and his words were on the hearts of men as molten metal on their flesh. Ravenhill’s close friend, the late Dr. We have also included most of the forward to the book written by Mr.

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We are beggared and bankrupt, but not broken, nor even bent. We tell Him what to do and then how to do it.

Thank God for all that is being done for missions overseas.

Where Are the Elijahs Of God

When something fevival wrong with the machinery, these men spring into action to locate and remove the trouble and get the machinery rolling again. Great industrial concerns have in their employ men who are needed only when there is a breakdown somewhere. Oh God, give this perishing generation ten thousand John the Baptists!

Although the title of this article is also the title of chapter four rravenhill the book, we have taken some sections from other chapters as well.

The professional evangelist who leaves the wrought-up meeting as soon as it ends to hurry over to the most expensive restaurant to feast and crack jokes with his sponsors will find this man something of an embarrassment, for he cannot turn off the burden of the Holy Ghost as one would turn off a wht.

His ministry was geared to the emergency, and that fact marked him out as different, a man apart. Does God ever need more patience with His people than when they are “praying”?

Bypass us, and take up a people who have not yet known Thee! The most important thing a man can study is the prayer part of the book.

It is a fire in the Spirit, fed by the flame of Immortal Love; and woe unto us, if, through our negligence to stir up the Gift of God which is within us, that fire burns low.

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