Great eagles fly alone; great lions hunt alone; great souls walk alone-alone with God. Such loneliness is hard to endure, and impossible to enjoy unless God accompanied. Prophets are lone men; they walk alone, pray alone and God makes them alone.— Leonard Ravenhill
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The true man of God is heartsick, grieved at the worldliness of the Church, grieved at the toleration of sin in the Church, grieved at the prayerlessness in the Church. He is disturbed that the corporate prayer of the Church no longer pulls down the strongholds of the devil.
A man who is intimate with God will never be intimidated by men.
If Jesus had preached the same message that ministers preach today, He would never have been crucified.
You know, people say that today. "I am a saved sinner." That is like saying you are a married bachelor. That is like saying you are an honest thief, or a pure harlot. you can't be a saved sinner. You are either saved or you are a sinner. He came. "Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins."
How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?
Entertainment is the devil's substitute for joy.
The more joy you have in the Lord the less entertainment you need.
Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good.
He came into the world to make dead men live!
There's only one proof of the Holy Ghost in your life and that's a holy life.
All you have to do is get in a closer walk with God and you'll find your enemies are in your own church.
The world out there is not waiting for a new definition of Christianity;
it's waiting for a new demonstration of Christianity.
Smart men walked on the moon, daring men walked on the ocean floor, but wise men walk with God.
Revival is when God gets so sick and tired of being misrepresented that He shows Himself.
Someone asked me, 'Do you pray for the dead?' I said, 'No, I preach to them! I think every pew in every church is death row. Think about that! They're dead! They sing about God; they talk about God, but they're dead! They have no living relationship (with God).
The Church right now has more fashion than passion, is more pathetic than prophetic, is more superficial than supernatural.
The early Church was married to poverty, prisons and persecutions.
Today, the church is married to prosperity, personality, and popularity.
Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously.
But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?
Prayer is not a preparation for the battle; it is the battle!
The tragedy is that we have too many dead men in the pulpits giving out too many dead sermons to too many dead people.
You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.
Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent.
The Sunday morning service shows how popular your church is.
The evening services show how popular your pastor is. Your private prayer time shows you how popular God is!
Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?
Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you damned?
The self-sufficient does not pray, the self-satisfied will not pray, the self-righteous cannot pray. No man is greater than his prayer life.
If you're going to be a true Christian, I'll tell you one thing amongst others: it'll be a lonely life. It's a narrow way and it becomes narrower and narrower and narrower.
Christians don't tell lies, they just go to church and sing them.
How many times have you stood and sang, “Take my life and let it be” when you haven't given Him one ounce?
Thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall save his people from their sins.
Most Christians pray to be blessed. Few pray to be broken.
My main ambition in life is to be on the Devil's most wanted list.
A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience.
In revival, God is not concerned about filling empty churches, He is concerned about filling empty hearts.
You know, we live in a day when we are more afraid of holiness than we are of sinfulness.
A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge.
But he prays because his soul is hungry for God.
The true church lives and moves and has its being in prayer.
The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it.
The Bible definitely is infallible, how else could it survive so many years of bad preaching?
Tell me what time you spend alone with God... and I'll tell you how spiritual you are.
Holiness is not a luxury, it's a necessity.
If you're not holy, you'll never make it to Heaven [Heb. 12:14].
John the Baptist never performed any miracles.
Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.
One of the most amazing things Jesus said is that at the judgment seat, preachers are going to say `I cast out devils, and Jesus will say `I never knew you.
If you have the smile of God what does it matter if you have the frown of men?
Are the things you are living for worth Christ dying for?
The secret of praying is praying in secret.
If Jesus came back today, he wouldn’t cleanse the temple, he’d cleanse the pulpit.
No man is greater than his prayer life.
The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.
The first essential for the coming of the Holy Ghost into a heart today is that the heart should be cleansed from sin, for the Holy Spirit does not fill an unclean heart. What God has cleansed, He then fills. Finally, whom God fills, He uses. A holy life is the authentic sign of being filled with the Spirit.
Prayer is preoccupation with our needs.
Praise is preoccupation with our blessings. Worship is preoccupation with GOD Himself.
If we had more hell fire preaching in the pulpit then we would have less hell bound people in the pew.