Leonard Ravenhill

Leonard Ravenhill– My Top 25 Favorite Quotes

Leonard Ravehill young smIs the world crucified to you tonight? Or does it fascinate you?

The world has lost the power to blush over its vice; the Church has lost her power to weep over it.

Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.

One of these days some simple soul will pick up the Book of God, read it, and believe it. Then the rest of us will be embarrassed.

Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church – with prayer and meditation?

How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don’t even have the strength to turn off your TV?

What good does it do to speak in tongues on Sunday if you have been using your tongue during the week to curse and gossip?

Entertainment is the devil’s substitute for joy

Everyone recognizes that Stephen was Spirit-filled when he was performing wonders. Yet, he was just as Spirit-filled when he was being stoned to death.

A man who is intimate with God is not intimidated by man.

Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?

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.

A man may study because his brain is hungry for knowledge, even Bible knowledge. But he prays because his soul is hungry for God

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

There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin.

Would we send our daughters off to have sex if it would benefit our country? Yet, we send our sons off to kill when we think it would benefit our country!

The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.

John the Baptist never performed any miracles. Yet, he was greater than any of the Old Testament prophets.

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.

No man – I don’t care how colossal his intellect – No man is greater than his prayer life

As long as we are content to live without revival, we will.

Preacher, keep your knees on the ground and  your eyes on the throne.

No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. 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. Failing here, we fail everywhere.

You can have all of your doctrines right – yet still not have the presence of God.

Our God is a consuming fire. He consumes pride, lust, materialism, and other sin.