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12 May, 2013

Leonard Ravenhill Quotes


 “Today’s church wants to be raptured from responsibility.”
“The early church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions. Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.”
“If weak in prayer, we are weak everywhere.”
“How can you have a dead service with a living Christ?”
“A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.”
“Men give advice; God gives guidance.”
“Many of us are hunting mice – while lions devour the land.”
“A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.”
“No man – I don’t care how colossal his intellect – No man is greater than his prayer life.”
“Better for you to have one sleepless night on earth than millions in hell.”
“Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?”
“A sinning man stops praying, a praying man stops sinning.”
“Let your iniquities be given speech and hiss and torment you until you repent!”
“The only reason we don’t have revival is because we are willing to live without it!”
“God pity us that after years of writing, using mountains of paper and rivers of ink, exhausting flashy terminology about the biggest revival meetings in history, we are still faced with gross corruption in every nation, as well as with the most prayerless church age since Pentecost.”
“Church unity comes from corporate humility.”
“Nobody else can give you a clean heart but God.”
“Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God.”
“You can’t develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.”
“I doubt that more than two percent of professing Christians in the United States are truly born again.”
“One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed.”
“When there’s something in the Bible that churches don’t like, they call it legalism.”
“Why is there this criminal indifference to the lostness of men? Our condemnation is that we know how to live better than we are living.”
“The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.”
“The opportunity of a lifetime must be seized within the lifetime of the opportunity.”
“My main ambition in life is to be on the devil’s most wanted list.”
“If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.”
“No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.”
“Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy”

Courtesy of: http://www.leonard-ravenhill.com/quotes