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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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Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying.

We see as other men see, we think as other men think. Thanks for telling us about the problem. ravebhill

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We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on. The most important thing a man can study is the prayer part of the book. A thousand or ten thousand ordinary priests or pastors or teachers could gevival quietly on, almost unnoticed, while the spiritual life of Israel or the Church was normal.

When something goes wrong with the machinery, these men spring into action to locate and remove the trouble and get the machinery rolling again. Much of our praying is but giving God advice. Our praying is discolored with ambition, either for ourselves or for our denomination.

Leonard Ravenhill: Why Revival Tarries

Spiritual adolescents say, “I’ll not go tonight, it’s only the prayer meeting. He is waiting for Elijah to call on Him. Oh, that God would give me more practical faith in Him!


Preview — Revival Praying by Leonard Ravenhill. Today God is bypassing men – not because they are too ignorant, but because they are too self-sufficient. The preacher may go with the crowd; the prophet goes against it.

God loves such holy boldness in our prayers. On the other hand, Elijah made it as difficult as he could for the Lord. Can any deny that in the modern church setup the main cause of anxiety is money? We have lots of gold, but no glory.

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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.

He insists upon being a Christian ravenihll the time, everywhere; and again, that marks him out as different. Bypass us and take up a people who now know Thee not! Our goal must be God alone. What Bible school has “prayer” on its curriculum?

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

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They glibly call out: How then will America and England be spared from the wrath of the Almighty, think you? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Bypass us, and take garries a people who have not yet known Thee! 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.

Repentance is not a few hot tears at the penitent form. We will write about prayer-power, but not fight while in prayer. Failing here, we fail everywhere. Such a man was likely to be drastic, radical, possibly at times violent, and the curious crowd that gathered to watch him work soon branded him as extreme, fanatical, negative.


Leonard Ravenhill was a powerful preacher and author of many stirring books, including the classic, “Why Revival Tarries. He shocked some, frightened others, and alienated not a few, but he knew Who had called him and what he was sent to do.

Just as Moses could not mistake the sight of the burning bush, so a nation could not mistake the sight of a burning man! A sinning man will stop praying, and a praying man will stop sinning.

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.

The two prerequisites to successful Christian living are vision and passion, both of which are born in and maintained by prayer. All Quotes Add A Quote. The more joy you have in the Revibal the less entertainment you need. Modern Tarriea know little of “binding and loosing,” though the onus is on us-“Whatsoever ye shall bind The preacher will be heralded; the prophet hounded. Be the first to learn about new releases!

The only power that God yields to is that of prayer. To such men as this the Church owes a debt too heavy to pay. For this kind of prayer there is no substitute. He intended it ravenhiill be an incubator in which to hatch out converts. Remember how Abraham tried to do this, and to this day the earth is cursed with his folly because of Ishmael.