Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Revival Fire

Gems to share with you here (and just a few of the many) from Why Revival Tarries, by Leonard Ravenhill.

Most joyfully will I confirm with my blood that truth which I have written and preached.  John Huss at the Stake

The primary qualification for a servant ministering overseas is not love for souls, as we so often hear, but love for Christ.  Vance Havner

Now I leave off to speak any more to creatures, and turn my speech to Thee, O Lord.  Now I begin my  intercourse with God which shall never be broken off.  Farewell, father and mother, friends and relations!  Farewell, meat and drink!  Farewell the world and all delights!  Farewell, sun, moon, and stars! Welcome God and Father!  Welcome Sweet Lord Jesus, Mediator of the New Covenant!  Welcome Blessed Spirit of Grace, God of all Consolation!  Welcome Glory!  Welcome Eternal Life!  Welcome Death!"...  And so, with Christ was Hugh MacKail "with his sweet boyish smile."  "And that will be my welcome," he said; "the Spirit and the Bride say, Come"  The Martyrdom of Hugh MacKail, a Covenanter

O brother (and sister!), pray; in spite of Satan, pray; spend hours in prayer; rather neglect friends than not pray; rather fast, and losse breakfast, dinner, tea and supper- and sleep too- than not pray.   And we must not talk about prayer, we must pray in right earnest.  The Lord is near.  He comes softly while the virgins slumber.  Andrew Bonar

The law of prayer is the law of the harvest:  sow sparingly in prayer, reap sparingly; sow bountifully in prayer, reap bountifully.  The trouble is we are trying to get from our efforts what we never put into them.  (p 119)

And oh friends... there are many more words to be swallowed whole like a fire seed for the soul... but I'm off now for water and Son's light for the seeds planted in me so far.

Off to prayer!

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