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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Leonard Ravenhill: Why Revival Tarries

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Why Revival Tarries Quotes Showing of 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.

Why Revival Tarries Quotes by Leonard Ravenhill

Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first revigal foremost it is a Book to be believed and after that to be obeyed.

Will no one sound the alarm? They glibly call out: Who wants more power? Who wants a closer tarfies with God?

We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on. Let those who will not pay this price leave it alone! How then will America and England be revivap from the wrath of the Almighty, think you? We have millions of Bibles, scores of thousands of churches, endless preachers—and yet what sin! Brethren, our abilities are our handicaps, and our talents our stumbling blocks! Of what and of whom do we protest? 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.


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God takes all His great revivwl there. If we could live every moment of every 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 tevival 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 on 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.

Repentance is not a few hot tears at the penitent form. It is not emotion or remorse or reformation. Repentance is a change of mind about God, about sin, and about hell!

The only power that God yields to is that of prayer. We will write about prayer-power, but not fight while in prayer.


This handmaid of the Lord is unloved and unwooed because she is not dripping with the pearls of intellectualism, nor glamorous with the silks of philosophy; neither is she enchanting with the tiara of psychology.

He intended it to be an incubator in which to hatch out converts. Cannot the same wonders be done now as of old?

Do not the eyes of the Lord still run to and rabenhill throughout the whole earth to show Himself strong on behalf of those ravenjill put their trust in Him?

Oh, that God would give me more practical faith in Him! Where is now the Lord God of Elijah? He is waiting for Elijah to call on Him. Much of our praying is but giving God advice!

Our praying is discolored with ambition, either for ourselves or for our denomination. Our goal must be God alone. 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.

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