X A Man of God-Leonard Ravenhill - Leonard Ravenhill - pdf - Download as PDF File .pdf), Text File .txt) or read online. From: Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill. Ceaseless Prayer: Lord God, give me tears to weep over my own sin and over lost sinners. Conditions for Revival. I told a story once let me tell you it again. I was going in Dr. Tozer's study one day and there he had a bit of paper he was stroking and he said.
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Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Leonard Ravenhill in text and pdf format. A revivalist and man of God who sought God's will above all else. Leonard Ravenhill's Prayer Life. Lessons learned from my time with Leonard Ravenhill. “No one has to advertise a fire.” ~Leonard Ravenhill. If the Old. Prayer By Leonard Ravenhill. The Gospel Of Prayer. There's nothing more transfiguring than prayer. People often ask, "Why do you insist on prayer so much ?.
We used to go to a city without money and pitch a tent and stay there 12 weeks. Because I watched that thing and he said. At the end about 15 people came in four minutes. His head is 19 feet from the ground. And she turned around and now the. In fact when you read Seven Pentecostal Pioneers which everybody should read because it is still printed. I watched a special. They said a prayer and gone away. You see the thing is coming now.
He said. If we spent an hour. Do you see that black thing hanging? It tried again. Something like people came and everyone was dealt with personally. She is spreading her legs at the back. And I said to Martha.
If you wanted to be saved we took you through the Scriptures.. Now watch. But everybody came to the altar. And he said. Can they pass from death unto life? Can they put off the old man and put on the new man as you use the figure?
Can they get married to Christ in four minutes? Of course not.. When are we going to get serious about being serious about the most serious thing in the world. I have already gone through this once. There was a special about three years ago of all the things that they were going to show on one of the—what do you call them now— well. Her head is 14 feet from the ground. I want to see this. And the next time it tried the mother put a hoof behind its backside and lifted it up and it stood up.
It tried up again. If you came I would come with a Bible at the side of you and ask you what your problem was. The churches are still there 60 years after. It broke my heart. And I forget the numbers. I watched the close of a service in Dallas a few weeks ago.
Will you pray with her? She Page 8 of Was the temptation in the wilderness a few minutes? We are trying to get people. I guarantee that not five percent of people in America and England are genuinely born again of the Spirit.. So there were a half a dozen in each group. How do I know? Because two years after I was passing the church she was coming out with a Bible and I said to her.
So I went to the room to pray and [? And she passed from death to life. And I said. I thought I had pretty much liberty. He knows when you have said you are sorry and that is all that matters. We had three revivals in a year and each time I went and I was nine times. And they were really broken before God. Just a few minutes. She no sooner hit the ground than she burst in and she said this. She is the best Bible teacher we have. They go right back. Then at 10 o'clock there was a knock on the door and they said.
I went to a certain Bible school for three years. I said. Jesus paid it all. Dear brother. They are born again of a decision.
And we stayed in that room until 10 helping men. I was at this certain place I have preached on the new birth. And then they will tell you that there is nothing in it. I have often wondered.
But how many people really want to know. And I mean she goes. It would have been avoided if she had got saved the first time. I know how to get words together. We have made it appear as though if you get saved. And one of them said immediately. She goes to the gutters.
She had a broken heart. She goes to women that have prostituted for 40 years. Page 9 of Do you know Jackie? And she stays with them until they are born again of the Spirit of God. You become a new creature. She wanted to be better She goes to men that have smoked opium for 50 years. Christ is all you want.. She wanted to go to heaven. But what on the other hand? What about peace that passes all understanding? What about a home eternal in the heavens? What about the eternal aspect?
She goes to the prostitutes. She made a mental decision. But where are the people? I mean you [? She had a child. I had two fellows in here the other week and they came of a certain. You have got to have a gospel. She goes to the outcast. This man has a prison record.. And I can recite still dozens and dozens of hymns. And one was penned by Andrew Bonar. And put them out..
We are fishing with the same people every week and people are dying without God. How many churches do you have and mega churches in Dallas? There is no evidence except hat these people come forward every Sunday. This man over there used to beat his wife and they are transformed.
I devoured the Methodist hymnbook 80 years ago. We still have the same seating capacity. The street meetings of God. I spent 50 years of my life in street meetings. How many people came forward? I had a lawyer call me from one of the greatest churches in the country. Nobody could argue. This girl was a prostitute. Page 10 of We went out to the same place and people came out of taverns and out of movie houses at 10 o'clock and stayed an hour and two hours in the cold.
This friend used to run around with women. His friend was in jail. I was talking to a veteran missionary and he said.. As I said to you earlier. Thy joy to do the Father's will: It is the way the Master went. I know the preachers are often boarding. I am glad. Are we so far. Dear God. People would stand and say. A man would be an idiot to buy a hundred dollar fishing gear and fish in his bathtub.
Every Saturday night I went out at 9: Should not the servant tread it still? Men die in darkness at your side.. A hope no disappointment tire. She never married. The woman is way over pounds. Amy Carmichael. There is plenty of money now. We had a wonderful time. Without a hope to cheer the tomb. Amy Carmichael? The torch that lights time's thickest gloom. Make me Thy tool. She has shed a million tears. A passion that will burn like fire. But what are we doing? Page 11 of She is 44 now.
It says. How many people come forward in your church and you can go back afterwards and say. They go out. They go back. They have to go with their camera. People go now. I go to the prayer meetings. And the first thing they do is stop at a hot dog place or something.
They run to and fro. Take up the torch and wave it wide. I have been out twice and I never got anything. They go back full of jollity and they sing on the verse. Jackie went on a single ticket to Hong Kong when she was I see kids come forward in a crusade.
Somebody will pray that. You know. Do come back. After that somebody will pray the prayer of one of the greatest of modern women there from India. Give me a love that leads the way. She took a one way ticket to the mission field. A faith that nothing can destroy.
They are laughing and joining hands. They say. She is still there. Let me not sink to be a clod. They have to go with their load of stuff. The second day they laughed at his style. Moody went to London. Glasgow Bible Institute was founded because of that.
He goes to London to [? The third day the Cambridge University men were there laughing at his clothes. And Alexander White sits on the edge of his seat with his mouth open.
The harvest is past. Here is an illicit man.. He had comparatively no education. He went to Scotland and there is still the. And Alexander White says to [? You talk about background. I think they call it a tent hall because people came out to the tent that Moody had and went to that hall also that one of the greatest Bible schools ever.
The Greatest Thing in the World. The harvest is past and we are not saved. The first day he preached [? Those books [? What would have happened if he had gone to London for three days? In the end he went for eight months. He goes to London. It is one of the greatest classics ever. The summer is gone. One of the most wonderful men I ever saw was C.. And the money was given to him. But they said And they received opposition.
Brother Ravenhill.. They formed the Cambridge Seven and went to China.. And they go to a town without a penny and believe God to fill an auditorium with people in a week and they did it. And Moody jumped up and said.. While Moody is on the platform then a priest. And he had about this Yankee preacher. I used to do in World War II. When I used to. I mean they literally. I went to one of the largest air force camps in the nation and [?
I think his father got saved there and as a result [? We will not walk therein. I mean there is all kinds of things happened out of that.. One revival. And then their kids are allowed to rest. I learned Hebrew. And the other boy is 10 and he has memorized 12 chapters of Proverbs.
People say. I said we have turned out the lights in the street.. But those little kids are walking Bibles. We have turned the light out Sunday night. The man gets up with his wife at four to 4: The eldest boy is How much Scripture have you memorized? Two days after a young guy came Do you know God?
I had a man here and his daughter came to bring me some mail and she is We get it back in the home. I asked. Page 14 of We have no more street meetings.
He lives across town and he has seven children. Wednesday night. In fact. And then the mother teaches and the rest of the day she is home schooling them. And so they suffer [? How they do it. They get the children up just after five and then teach them the Word of God in prayer.
I say to the seminary men. Ask the pastor.. They have an hour together with the Word of God. He has memorized every word of every chapter in the Proverbs. Come out and have a meal with us?
We know things about God. And so they go on. If we knew God we would set the world on fire. But is Jesus saying in John What I wanted to tell you then. You ask 10 young people in your church to answer in less than 50 words why did Jesus come into the world? To save us from hell. How old are you? I only have Friday off. And there was a lady there with whit hair and she said. To save us from sin. South Wales in a little upper room. Salvation Army.
There would be a cloud of dust and then [? But he shared the office with William Booth. They were under conviction. And he said he was under the platform. Do give him a hymnbook of maybe 25 pages and they would sit with it on this lap and shred and it while they were. The same thing happened in And Commissioner [? And would come out and he used to hand clothes to each of them. And he said that William Booth could either get men trembling he said.
He said that old Willy would preach hell fire boys. Commissioner [? They were so nervous. I taught with. All the back pews were full of shredded hymnbooks. But he said he would come out on all fours and do this. So he used to rent them Saturday and Sunday. And he could make you shake. I taught with the greatest revivalist the highlands ever had. You are going to hell. Come to the mercy.. He said the gentlemen would turn around and roar at us.
I sat there. We got baptized. These people are perishing. He is angry. But they said this day they prayed and nothing happened. And it was an unwritten lawn in the Salvation Army that when you finished your street meeting at nine o'clock Saturday night you go to pray until midnight. Some are poor. There were There will be 10 tomorrow. Some are ignorant. Some of them are wealthy.. Move right now. And you went home and scraped them on and then you put you Sunday best on. Some are backslidden.
So a third time he drew. There would be So he said again. There was an unwritten law in the Salvation Army. And he said to me. He said.. It was a multi millionaire has offered to build him the biggest church in America and give him the biggest salary if he would stay.
And usually there was a break. They called their churches a corps. We got rotten eggs.. And then we had a prayer meeting one hour before the night service. We have got this song so she is number one on the charts. One old man.
And he is having revival. Like I was with a teen not long ago where before the meeting at night I went in the side room and they had hot tea and cold tea and drinks and food and everything and trivia talking and stayed up there to [?
I say. I mean you attract. But not I go to a meeting and everybody is civil and nice to see you. They got rid of him.
There is only two kinds of people in the world. I can remember. Forget there was room at the cross. There is room on the cross.
But [? We are depending on something we have. We slept in fields at night. And night by night the elders wee lined with people. I used to go. I walked the breadth of England with five college fellows. My daddy used to take me to a Pentecostal meeting and the whole roared [? I used to fear going when I was Page 18 of There were more people at the altar before the service than after. How do you suddenly turn off and suddenly become spiritual?
We travel the country. We have got so and so. You went in a prayer meeting. And they want to talk. Get on the cross. And he gathered all kinds of people to him. He was a Methodist. The churches are still standing today. There was a man called William Booth. Those who are dead to sin and those who are dead in sin and we are either one of the two.
We slept in churches. But we have revival. We try to work something up and God has to send something down. And he went in that revival.
And it is humanism. You stand and sing for And as Tozer said a man going down the road with a cross. And nobody every said a word because at night we would kneel in the street at 10 and 11 o'clock at night and people get saved in the street. We slept in sleeping bags for three years. Forget all about [? I mean What do you do with somebody that says. So he went to American English Bible school there.
What we need in America. When they went the other way it was worse. Christian camps [? For get all about miracles and signs and [? Who cares a hill of beans? What does the Word of God say? What did Jesus say to the bad woman that came to him? Go and sin less? He says that to a woman who has been spending [? When they go the other way they are terrible. What does Paul say? They sing. You know when you go to revival now the big guy gets up..
Our people walked out. They have no appetite for prayer.. What we need is God in the midst. But the old Salvation Army thrived on prayer.. Then something else and it is all programmed before hand. They said there was my wife. They will have two missionary groups go to wet and wild. Revival has broken out. They go [? If God is in the midst a lot of our stuff would never take place. The meeting was crowded. And they expected God to move in phenomenal ways.
Friday afternoon I had. For the first time in her life.
I could leave Friday afternoon.. And somebody sent me a note They greatest revivals in history. How can God come in? But one of the things that I. Shangtung Revival when I knew I had.. I enjoyed it. Bertha Smith was the Southern Baptist. Munson was there and the woman that died last year at years old. I had a man came to see me a few weeks ago and he said..
That happened in the Welsh Revivla. Another man left right after. So he said. Page 20 of She [? But then I said. She was born again. Then Bev Shea. We were having meetings in London.
Just like God can. There is a young man in his 20s [? And Evan walks down to the front seat. And the reply he got from the famous leader was as long as their cheeks are not showing they are all right And that happened more than once. It is your choices. And so he jumped in the audience. But he said.
And then I thought. And he goes home on Saturday.. They go and sit and talk and say silly jokes. He said William Booth just turned around and said. So then he said. He has been in hiding for 13 years. I can still get the train overnight and get back to my office Monday morning.
We want to be spiritual [? Friday night.. Page 21 of When he prayed God just came down. Can you go for three.
The Holy Ghost came upon him and he was a big man. You say I need a vacation.. You need grace to stop TV. But then he stood up for 15 minutes [? I am in trouble anyhow. You think you need grace to pull down strongholds.
And he prayed the whole night for the anointing for the next day.. The general will be after me. And you have done it for 25 years. I have been to heaven. And God says no.. Anyhow he said. The glory of the Lord came down. Tell me about it. They used to take a little tin.
It is a vain thing to stand before God on behalf of people that stand before God and tell him [? We are getting too commercial.
They come and rush to the scene and cry and he said the police are not arresting anybody. And one nigh somebody may ask me if I know you fellows. I want you to bear witness. And they put it up in their lap. We are getting too mechanical. Now once a man opens his heart and it is one thing for us to stand between.
I went on to tell him what miracles were being done. John Wesley preached on Romans 8: The taverns are closed. You are only a little tired. Was it about the 32nd chapter of Exodus where Moses has been on the mountain and God says.
And then they spend the rest of the time praying [? I met them. The judges are not. I said go and borrow his language in Romans nine where Paul said. But when I want the Spirit to bear witness I am walking in holiness.
And they [? I am speaking to [? But when God lays hold of a man and God says. We will have to go back to the glory of the Lord in the same way. A food tin you take. There are prayer meetings at the coal mine.. It says pray. It is a wonderful thing. Murray McCheyne [? It happened in England. And the whole town was wrought with revival. And then meet with me Friday night nine o'clock until midnight. Have you read George Burns at all?
The whole city was moved. Have you read Robert Murray McCheyne? And they have been in revival before or since [? Make it a life style.
I will take the church on this condition. He was a brilliant man in Hebrew and he went to [? I told the deacons at the last church. George Burns. So he went to be a missionary. I used to. And while he was there W. I will be damned if need be. Ghost bear witness? I said in essence. Number two.. Burns came in the church and the Holy Ghost was upon him because he spent days and weeks in prayer.
Number one. If only you will rend the heavens and come down. Go and pray. I am not born again. And they would still be praising him at five o'clock. And he refused them. And there the Lord said to him. He took his doctorate in three and a half years. And then he went back to China. When I quoted him as being the most distinguished scholar.. He took his B. And he went and prayed and fasted and wept and [? You go the next day. And finally he went to Union Theological Seminary in New York and when he was there the young man said to him.
He jumped up. Goforth says they would go to a meeting in the morning at nine and stand and sing and praise God. And he learned. Jonathan Goforth went. I forget the number. There have been those thinking it will be prayer the whole the day. Burns had this tremendous move of God and we would book him up to London and book him up from Manchester.
He learned German and did his Ph. He threw all his diplomas overboard in the China Sea and he began his ministry. You go the next day there is neither singing nor praying the whole day and the quietness [? The next day they said he had gone insane and put him in the white. I told the people will be forgotten. God picked that man up.. Jonathan Goforth went and all ground was broken up and teared.
So anyhow W. First of all, be on your guard against every evil word, and every evil desire, and purify your heart from all the vanities of this world. If you guard against these things, your fasting will be perfect. Text Sermons: Leonard Ravenhill: Leonard Ravenhill - Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Leonard Ravenhill in text and pdf format. A revivalist and man of God who sought God's will above all else. He was a man of prayer who practiced what he preached.
He wrote the book: His prophetic edge and burden made him to be respected by some and disliked by others. Yet he stayed true to God's call on his life prayed and pleading for true heaven sent revival.
Are we willing to drink His cup? Luke chapter12, verses 49 and I am come to send fire on the earth; and what will I, if it be already kindled? But I have a baptism to be baptized with; and how am I straitened till it be accomplished! This is a command! It is not a defense for a bad temp The two members with uniforms were Salvation Army lassies; the other two were young men.
One of these men had a mind keen as a razor Even friends do not really know each other. To know a man, one must know all the influences of heredity and environment, as well as his countless moral choices that have fashioned him into wh He said "We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
What are you conquering? Charles Wesley has a h What a jolt! We are too far removed from the actual scene to catch the atmosphere of dismay the Christians of that day felt. Peter had moved from Pentecost to prison, from jeers to spears. He was guarded by sixteen soldiers. One won Unknown to him, snug in his cradle in a corner of the same country lay a baby boy who when Wesley had ceased his labors would be beginning a ministry scarcely less effective an That pompous dandy we see over there is Beau Nash, famed as the master of ceremonies of the fashion courts in Bath.
Later John Wesley will puncture his pr Some of the masters in her Israel had withdrawn, carrying off weight and I suppose most of us can quote John 3: How many of us can quote Luke 3: The groping men started to explain what they had encountered: I have caught the rope hanging over the rim of it.
Read verse The 7th chapter is a cha He had managed to get the most amazing man in history into his home.