Friday, October 19, 2012

Why we need revival, according to Leonard Ravenhill

In a Revival conference from 1989, Leonard Ravenhill was asked what is the greatest need in the church in America today?

"for my people have committed two evils: they have forsaken me, the fountain of living waters, and hewed out cisterns for themselves, broken cisterns that can hold no water." (Jeremiah 2:13)

"No matter how big your church is, the Sunday Morning attendance doesn't matter... everyone goes to church on Sunday morning. Instead, Ravenhill asked, "How many have you got in your prayer meeting? The prayer meeting is almost dead. "I believe the spiritual condition in America at this moment lower than it was during the revival 1700s revival with Jonathan Edwards. We have forsaken God, in particular we have forsaken the prayer meeting."

Pray!

"Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Philippians 4:6)

Prayer offers access by one Spirit unto the Father through Christ. (Ephesians 2:18)

God hears prayer. He hears it, He will not forsake you!

--"O thou that hearest prayer, unto thee shall all flesh come." (Psalms 65:2)
--"And when he had taken the book, the four beasts and four and twenty elders fell down before the Lamb, having every one of them harps, and golden vials full of odours, which are the prayers of saints. (Revelation 5:8)

Prayer brings revival. Pray!




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