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 Leonard Ravenhill - The Specialist

This is actually a Tozer quote, but it's about Ravenhill, from the Foreward of "Why Revival Tarries" (I hope Ravi left it in;-)):

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Great industrial concerns have in their employ men who are needed only when there is a breakdown somewhere. When something goes wrong with the machinery, these men spring into action to locate and remove the trouble and get the machinery rolling again.

For these men a smoothly opertaing system has no interest. They are specialists cocerned with trouble and how to find and correct it.

In the kingdom of God things are not too different, the decline in the spiritual health of the nation or the church. Such men were Elijah, jeremiah, Malachi and others of their kind who appeared at critical moments of history to reprove, rebuke, and exhort in the name of God and righteousness.
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To such men as this the church owes a debt too heavy to pay. The curious thing is that she seldom tries to pay him while he lives, but the next generation builds him a sepulcher and writes his biography, as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored.

Those who know Leonard Ravenhill will recognize in him the religious specialist, the man sent from God not to carry on the conventional work of the church, but to beard the priests of Baal on their own mountain top, to shame the careless priest at the altar, to face the false prophet and warn the people who are being led astray by him.


I read this last night, and it gave me hope. Maybe one day someone will appreciate what I have to say...that is apart from those here. :-)


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 Re: Leonard Ravenhill - The Specialist

"Why Revival Tarries" has changed my life.

 2005/5/2 7:24
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I was at a pastor's house fellowshipping with him and he told me "Why Revival Tarries" was one of the best books he has ever read. I read it and agreed. I then went looking around online for more of his books or what ever I could find. I found a website, ravenhill.org, and found that the sermons were linked here. And now look where I'm at. I have grown tremendously from the resources here and have been changed. And have given many ravenhill sermons out to others for their growth. I enjoy the book because it seems to be a link in the chain in the pilgrimage God has been leading me through.


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PreachParsly wrote:
I was at a pastor's house fellowshipping with him and he told me "Why Revival Tarries" was one of the best books he has ever read. I read it and agreed. I then went looking around online for more of his books or what ever I could find. I found a website, ravenhill.org, and found that the sermons were linked here. And now look where I'm at.



Ravenhill was the one who led me here as well. By the grace of God, I loaned Why Revival Tarries out to a friend, back in 2001, and only just got it back. If it wasn't for that, I would never have ended up here:-).


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Yea I was searching for Ravenhill sermons when I stumbled upon this site.

 2005/5/3 9:15
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Same here :)


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[b]Aaron[/b]

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Ravenhill was the one who led me here as well. By the grace of God, I loaned Why Revival Tarries out to a friend, back in 2001, and only just got it back. If it wasn't for that, I would never have ended up here


If it was not for that book I would not have started this site, the main reason I started SermonIndex was to get video recordings of Leonard Ravenhill up and available to the entire world. Praise God for the burdened message that God put on his heart. I am glad that God led you to this site brother Aaron.


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Isn't is amazing what God does through obeident servants?


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If it was not for that book I would not have started this site, the main reason I started SermonIndex was to get video recordings of Leonard Ravenhill up and available to the entire world.



I must have watched the DVD interview of Ravinhill 30 or more times and still I find that I missed some things he was trying to say. I would encourage everyone on this site to get that interview somehow and watch it at least 10 times.

God Bless,

-Robert


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Amen Josh! God does do amazing things through those who are obedient, As ravenhill said at the end of the video 'trust and obey there is no other way'. What a way to end a powerful interview. I pray I can be available and obedient to the call of God in my life.

[b]Robert[/b]

Man! I have watched it countless times also. I am going to feature it on the front page abit more so people can have a chance to listen and watch it. I had the chance recently to show it to some friends here on campus, what a blessing it was. The things that Ravenhill talk about are so foriegn to us, we need to get back to [i]true Christianity[/i]!


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