"Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature" - Mark 16:15

Leonard Ravenhill Quotes

Quotes by Leonard Ravenhill

"Mercy is love in action."

"Faith needs no crutches."

"The Bible is never wrong!"

"Jealousy is love gone sour."

"Every mother is a career woman."

"Cleansing is immediate - by the Blood."

"Men give advice, God gives guidance."

"The first requirement in prayer is to believe."

"Many ask God for help. Few ask God for mercy."

"It is much easier to wear a cross than to bear a cross."

"Every step you make in Jesus Christ enrages the devil."

"Most Christians pray to be blest few pray to be broken."

"God asks the best we have Because He gave the Best He had."

"You see, God isnít training Boy Scouts. Heís training soldiers!"

"Great soul-winners have always been great lovers of menís souls."

"My main ambition in life is to be on the Devilís most wanted list."

"A true shepherd leads the way. He does not merely point the way."

"If "Christ liveth in me" then I shall be very careful where I take Him."

"There is a cost in discipleship-- God has no basement-bargain blessings."

"No man ever did, or ever will do God a favor - God does all the favors."

"The worst thing that God gives us is better than the best thing Satan offers."

"If Christ is not worth everything you have, He is not worth anything you have."

"You canít develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict."

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

"God does not have to retract, revise, repair, or recall one word He has ever spoken."

"The only people who want to change the Gospel are those who are unchanged by it."

"A popular evangelist reaches your emotions. A true prophet reaches your conscience."

"A man is not to be judged by the height of his ambitions, but by the depth of his compassions."

"Nobody stood by Jesus. Maybe nobody will stand by you. Itís a lonely life, but itís a glorious life."

"I believe every church is either supernatural or superficial. I don't believe there's any middle ground."

"Christ cared enough for sinners to die for them. Do we care enough for sinners to live to reach them?"

"The surest thing in the world is not death and taxes, it's death and eternity. Yet, we're so unconcerned."

"Too many of us want to make a peace treaty with Christ, but will not make a total surrender to Christ."

"Jesus did not come into the world to make bad men good. He came into the world to make dead men live!

The law of spiritual progress goes like this: Process then crisis, followed by a process then crisis, ad infinitum."

"God owed us nothing - He gave us everything pertaining to life and godliness in His Son, the Lord Jesus Christ."

"Just three words - IT IS FINISHED. The Greatest Words Ever Uttered By the Greatest Man That Ever Lived."

"The Christian has every right to tell God he wants to be a saint, but the Christian has no right to tell God how to make him one."

"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?"

"There are two kinds of people in the world-- only two kinds. Not black or white, rich or poor, but those either dead in sin or dead to sin."

"No vice, however horrendous, will keep us out of Heaven if repented of. No virtue, however admirable, will get us into Heaven without the blood of Christ."

"We talk about the baptism of the Spirit - itís really the baptism of Jesus. Thereís nothing you can get this side of eternity that didnít come through Jesus Christ."

"If a million people smiled on me while I knew God frowned on me, I would not be happy. But if God smiled on me while a million people frowned on me, I would not be unhappy."

"The greatest miracle that God can do today is to take an unholy man out of an unholy world and make him holy, then put him back into that unholy world and keep him holy in it."

"There are a lot of wealthy Christians that will get to heaven bankrupt. And there are a lot of Christians who are almost bankrupt, living in poverty, who will be super-millionaires when they get into eternity."

"We're living in an unprecedented day (when) evil is no longer evil. We've changed the terminology-- iniquity is now infirmity; wickedness is now weakness; devilry is now deficiency."

"I don't believe that ever in history, anywhere, at any time, by anybody, were three words more pregnant with meaning than these three words given by one Man at the end of His life - It is finished. It is finished."

"The Bible - It cannot be solved or dissolved by human power. It was not put together by the human mind and cannot be solved by it. It was not put together by human hands and cannot be destroyed by them."

"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."

"You see, today we try to organize. We try to get a bunch of people together. God never did that. God takes individual men. He takes Moses to the backside of the desert. John the Baptist was in the wilderness until the day of his showing forth. Jesus, the Son of God who had left the Glory, spent thirty years in training to minister! John Baptist thirty years in training. The apostle Paul at least thirty years. Moses at least forty years; and we want to go to Bible School six months and come out like a super prophet! Itís the time factor that kills most of us. Tell me how much time you spend alone with God and I will tell you how spiritual you are."

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