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A Word of Encouragement from our Director of Missions
I am again reading through Leonard Ravenhill’s classic book on Why Revival Tarries. I read it years ago. It was written and first published in 1959. Ravenhill lived from 1907-1994. He was an exceptional evangelist and revivalist. His words and messages are as relevant today as when he first preached them.
Since spring time is usually a good time for our churches to plan revival meetings, I want to share a few thoughts from Leonard Ravenhill, as to why revival may be evading us today.
(1) Because evangelism is so highly commercialized (think T.V., internet, social media, some emergents, etc.)
(2) Because of cheapening the Gospel (think “Come one, come all...forget sin, repentance”, etc.)
(3) Because of carelessness. (think “walk isle, fill out card, schedule baptism”, etc.)
(4) Because of fear (think fear of exclusivism, intolerance, naming sins, etc.)
(5) Because we lack urgency in prayer (little or no pre-revival prayer meetings, etc.)
(6) Because we steal the glory that belongs to God (think “Our church, our pastor, our revival”, etc.)
Essentially, Ravenhill would have said, Revival Tarries “because we don’t want it badly enough.” We won’t pray and fast for it. We won’t plan more than three or four or five sermons (and those need to be brief) assuming, if God can’t bring revival in that length of time that we’ve done all we can do.
I hope you’ll join me in fervent continual prayer and for the Pastors to develop “Soul-Hot Preaching” again. May it not be said of us, “They could have had revival but they just didn’t want it badly enough.”
Encouragingly Yours, Russell R. Cook