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Leonard Ravenhill

Leonard Ravenhill (1907 ¬Ė 1994)

View images and photos of the speaker Leonard Ravenhill. 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: 'Why Revival Tarries' which has become a classic on revival. 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.

"Those who know of Leonard Ravenhill recognize in him the religious specialist, the man sent from God to battle the priests of Baal on their own mountain top, to shame the careless priest at the altar, to face the false prophet, and to warn the people who are being led astray by him. " - Tozer | "Leonard Ravenhill was one of the few men I have ever known who was a true prophet." - David Wilkerson

SermonIndex Recommends these books by Leonard Ravenhill:
Why Revival Tarries by Leonard Ravenhill
Sodom Had No Bible by Leonard Ravenhill
In Light of Eternity: The Life of Leonard Ravenhill by Mack Tomlinson

Leonard Ravenhill 3

Leonard Ravenhill 3

Description: "There are people who think that God is only around to help us. We have a great utility God, they think. You pray, and He does this! You pray, and He does that! You pray, and He sends you money. You pray, and He gets you out of a jam. He’s not somebody you worship in speechless adoration, but He’s a utility God! And some on TV are exploiting that to the maximum."
Leonard Ravenhill 4

Leonard Ravenhill 4

Description: "We’re preaching an acceptable Gospel today, making it as painless as we can. And all we do is give people a shot to put them to sleep so they get to hell quicker. We need some hellfire preaching on repentance" God himself says in the Bible: "If a liar and deceiver comes and says, 'I will prophesy for you plenty of wine and beer,' he would be just the prophet for this people!" (Micah 2:11)
Leonard Ravenhill 5

Leonard Ravenhill 5

Description: You know what we're doing with our modern methods for effective evangelism? We're grieving God, we're making a fool out of Him! We think the Bible isn't good enough. We need examples! The Holy Ghost is history. We need entertainment. And now we got two problems. First of all, the Church fully relies on these methods (instead of relying on God) and they seem to work. The second problem is that Christianity receives new strength. But not the strength from God. In Isaiah it says: "You were wearied by all your ways, but you would not say, 'It is hopeless.' You found renewal of your strength, and so you did not faint." (Isaiah 57:10). This chapter is directed to the sons of a sorceress, offspring of adulterers and prostitutes! This is the spiritual state of the Church of Christ today! But in spite of her terrible state, she gains new strength...power from this world.
Leonard Ravenhill 6

Leonard Ravenhill 6

Description: Lots of Christians like these days. They think that God is working...well, perhaps I'm wearing very dark sunglasses, but I believe we live in the darkest days ever! I thank God there are still people who see this darkness and they dare to preach boldly. They don't merely point out that there's darkness, but they also lit a candle! Before revival comes, we need to see that we are dead! That's what revival means: RE = again + VIVAL comes from "Life". So revival means to come back to life again, which makes clear that at this moment we (as the Church of Christ) are as dead as a dodo! We're going down people! So let us go down also...to our knees! May we be encouraged by God as He says: "You who call on the Lord, give yourselves no rest, and give Him no rest, till He establishes Jerusalem and makes her the praise of the earth" (Isaiah 62:6-7)
Leonard Ravenhill 7

Leonard Ravenhill 7

Description: We are too earthbound we live too much in time, we invest our time like the world invests it, we invest our money like the world does. We are supposed to be a different breed of people on this earth. This one thing I do..." I sell out to God's will totally.
Well, what does this become? Well, I believe this thing becomes an obsession, as I was saying to a brother this morning. For fifty years I've wept, and I've prayed, and I've groaned, and I've read, and I've fasted, and I've met with guys for nights of prayer, and days of prayer, and days and days of prayer, for revival.
Leonard Ravenhill 8

Leonard Ravenhill 8

Description: You see, what people are seeking today is a painless Pentecost. There isn’t such a thing. What happened immediately after Pentecost? They prospered? Yes? No! They went to jail! It wan’t prosperity; it was prison, pain, privation, and persecution. As I’ve said before, if you say "where two or three are gathered in His name…," if the living Christ is in your meeting, how in God’s name can you have a dead service?! It’s totally impossible!
Leonard Ravenhill 9

Leonard Ravenhill 9

Description: Can you imagine the Apostle Paul daring to step into Rome, this city of hatred and violence with any less comprehension of the power of the Cross than he had? Our gimmick-geared gospel would have fallen as flat in that day as in our day. Can you imagine Paul and his party confronting this pagan, wicked hoard with hip-swinging girls and hand-clapping boys singing, ¬ďSomething Good is Going to Happen to you,¬Ē or offering them a Prosperity Pack for a donation?
Leonard Ravenhill Grave

Leonard Ravenhill Grave

Description: We've got people today that are very happy to celebrate Christmas or Easter or even Pentecost Sunday as long as nothing happens.
Leonard Ravenhill Preaching

Leonard Ravenhill Preaching

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Leonard Ravenhill Preaching

Leonard Ravenhill Preaching

Description: Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men live!
Leonard Ravenhill Preaching 2

Leonard Ravenhill Preaching 2

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Leonard Ravenhill Quote

Leonard Ravenhill Quote

Description: I'm sick and tired of (only) reading about church history; let's make (some) by the grace of God!
Martha Ravenhill 01

Martha Ravenhill 01

Description: An picture of Leonard Ravenhill's Wife Martha. Finney never made an altar call within the first twenty eight nights of preaching. Most of our evangelists don¬ít have twenty eight sermons. Twenty eight nights in a row and he never made an altar call. He didn¬ít preach the love of God. He didn¬ít say ¬ďyou¬íre a sinner, God loves you.¬Ē He said ¬ďGod is angry with the wicked every day¬Ē (Ps 7:11) which the Word of God says. He didn¬ít preach grace, he preached Law. He didn¬ít preach love, he preached judgment. He didn¬ít preach heaven, he preached hell. He didn¬ít say ¬ďyou¬íre a wonderful person¬Ē he said ¬ďyou¬íre a rebel¬Ē. But he got results. 64% of D. L. Moodys converts backslid, 72% of the converts Finney got stood because he knew how to attach the human will, not just the emotions.
Martha Ravenhill 02

Martha Ravenhill 02

Description: An Picture of Leonard Ravenhill's wife Martha. I read of the revivals of the past, great sweeping revivals where thousands of men were swept into the Kingdom of God. I read about Charles G. Finney winning his thousands and his hundreds of thousands of souls to Christ. Then I picked up a book and read the messages of Charles G. Finney and the message of Jonathan Edwards on 'Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God,' and I said, 'No wonder men trembled; no wonder they fell in the altars and cried out in repentance and sobbed their way to the throne of grace!'
Older Age - Ravenhill

Older Age - Ravenhill

Description: I'm concerned in my spirit (that) the reason the world goes to hell-fire tonight is because we've (the church) lost Holy Ghost fire.


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