Leonard Ravenhill was a man of God who told it like it is. He didn’t mince words and he had a profound way of communicating truth. If I could summarize Ravenhill’s ministry and message into two words, I would quickly choose revival and prayer.
Leonard Ravenhill was a man of prayer. One of his classic statements for how we think highly of certain Christians was “let me live with a man a while and share his prayer life and I’ll tell you how tall I think he is, or how majestic he is in God.” Ravenhill truly believed that prayer changes things and that prayer wasn’t a “tack on” activity to the Christian life, but rather a vital element that could not be neglected.
Ravenhill was also a man passionate about revival. He was constantly studying, praying for, and talking about revival. He studied revivals of the past and was earnest for a similar movement of God in his day. One of his writings on this tremendous subject is entitled Why Revival Tarries. Examining the early church in Acts and contrasting it with the modern day church, Ravenhill beckons believers to live a life of total surrender, spiritual excellence, and mighty-prevailing prayer. He talks about why we aren’t experiencing revival and the necessary changes that must happen before God will move like in the days of old.
Why Revival Tarries is a powerful book I highly encourage you to read. It will bring encouragement and deep conviction as he exhorts you to press all the more into Christ and experience true revival in your life.
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April 2015 Winners!
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