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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The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need. We do it–or die! Churchgoers, sermon-sick and teaching-tired, leave the meeting as they entered it – visionless and passionless!

Present-day preaching, with its pale interpretation of divine truths, causes us to mistake action for unction, commotion for creation, and rattles for revivals.

God has always had His specialists whose chief concern has been the moral breakdown, the decline in the spiritual health of the nation or the Church.

Where Are the Elijahs Of God

He was all passion in his prayers and passionate in his denunciation of evil in the land. If we could live every moment of revoval day under the eye of God, if we did every act in the light of the judgment seat, if we sold every article in the light of the judgment seat, if we prayed every prayer in the light of the judgment seat, if we tithed all our possessions in the light of the judgment seat, if we preachers prepared every sermon with one eye on damned humanity and the other ervival the judgment seat—then we would have a Holy Ghost revival that would shake this earth and that, in no time at all, would liberate millions of precious souls.



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. Be the first to learn about new releases! When God opens the windows rqvenhill heaven to bless us, the devil will open the doors of hell to blast us. We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on.

A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning.

God’s problem is – dead fundamentalism! The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. Passion fired his preaching, and his words were on the hearts of men as molten metal on their flesh. The preacher will be heralded; the prophet hounded. We know Elijah was “a man of like passions as we are,” but alas!

Why Revival Tarries Quotes

revkval Thank God for all that is being done for missions overseas. Can any deny that in the modern church setup the main cause of anxiety is money? After Pentecost, the onslaught of Peter, fresh from his fiery baptism of the Spirit, shook the crowd until as one man they cried out: The secret of praying is praying in secret.

Return to Book Page. As a man accused of tarroes hears the dread cry of the judge, “Guilty!

It is His honor that is sullied, His blessed Son who is ignored, His laws broken, His name profaned, His Book forgotten, His house made a circus of social efforts. John the Baptist was a new man with a new message.

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When we have paid, the place is ravenbill when they had prayed, the place was shaken! Out of obscurity, Elijah came on to the Old Testament stage, a full-grown man. Darkness covered the land and gross darkness the people, and they were drinking iniquity like water. Preachers make pulpits famous; prophets make prisons famous.

Why Revival Tarries Quotes by Leonard Ravenhill

We have revivall included most of the forward to the book written by Mr. We thank God for how He has used this book in our lives, and in the lives, and in the lives of so many others, to reveal God’s burning heart of love towards His Church. Yet that which tries the modern churches the most, troubled the New Testament Church the least.

Can they teach what they do not know? Every day the land, fouled with heathen temples and idolatrous rites, saw smoke curling from a thousand cruel altars. Today God is bypassing men – not because they are too ignorant, but because they are too self-sufficient. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. God’s smile means the devil’s frown! We pass judgments and make appreciations in our prayers.

Does God ever need more patience with His people than when they are “praying”?