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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Leonard Ravenhill: Why Revival Tarries

We tell Him what to do and then how to do it. We must alter the altar, for the altar is a place to die on. Brethren, our abilities are our handicaps, and our talents our stumbling blocks! The curious thing is that She seldom tries to pay him while he lives, but the next generation builds his sepulcher and writes his biography, as if instinctively and awkwardly to discharge an obligation the previous generation to a large extent ignored.

Mere preachers may help anybody and hurt nobody; but prophets will stir everybody and madden somebody. Goodreads helps you follow your favorite authors.

Does God ever need more patience with His people than when they are “praying”? Why Revival Tarries Quotes Showing of If we could live every moment of every day under the eye of God, if we did every act in the light of the judgment seat, if we sold every article in the light of the judgment seat, if we prayed every prayer in the light of the judgment seat, if we tithed all our possessions in the light of the judgment seat, if we preachers prepared every sermon with one eye on damned humanity and the other on the judgment seat—then we would have a Holy Ghost revival that would shake this earth and that, in no time at all, would liberate millions of precious souls.


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They are specialists concerned with trouble and how to find and correct it. Oh God, give this perishing generation ten thousand John the Baptists! Every day the land, fouled with heathen temples and idolatrous rites, saw smoke curling from a thousand cruel altars. With all our mass-evangelism, souls are won only in hundreds.

We have lots of gold, but no glory. Where is now the Lord God of Elijah? We will do anything except imitate them.

Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God’s people praying. Of what and of whom do we lleonard Although the title of this article is also the title of chapter four of the book, we have taken some sections from other chapters as well. Leonardd praying is discolored with ambition, either for ourselves or for our denomination.

On the other hand, Elijah made it as difficult as he could for the Lord.

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.


We have many organizers, but few agonizers; many players and payers, few pray-ers; many singers, few clingers; lots of pastors, few wrestlers; many fears, few tears; much fashion, little passion; many interferers, few intercessors; many writers, but few fighters. Churchgoers, sermon-sick and teaching-tired, leave the meeting as they entered it – visionless and passionless!

Modern Christians know little of “binding and loosing,” though the onus is on us-“Whatsoever ye shall bind He was all passion in his prayers and passionate in his denunciation of evil in the land. Refresh and try again. We have adopted the convenient theory that the Bible is a Book to be explained, whereas first and foremost it is a Book to be believed and after that to be obeyed.

The pulpit can be a shopwindow to display one’s talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Repentance is not a few hot tears at the penitent form.

Published by Bethany House Publishers. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed. Read More of his articles: Prayer is profoundly simple and simply profound. Can they teach tarriws they do not know? Return to Book Page.

The ministry of preaching is open to few; the ministry of prayer-the highest ministry of all human offices-is open to all.