Sunday, February 5, 2023

SPIRIT-filled ministers

Psalm 119:32

King James Version

32 I will run the way of thy commandments, 

when thou shalt enlarge my heart.

How are GOD's ministers to be?

How shall they preach the gospel?

What shall their heart consist of?

How shall they study theology?

What must they be taught at seminaries?

Here are some vital quotes from the late prayer and revival preacher, Leonard Ravenhill, who SPIRIT led me to:

Do you know what you do when you go to seminary?

You get a swollen head and a shrunken heart.

I say, 

if your preacher doesn't weep, 

you weep over the preacher.

Live in a state of brokenness.

How can we be whole 

when the world is damned 

and rotting before our eyes?

Do you have a course on weeping, father?

And when they graduate, 

do you have a course on howling?

GOD controlled weakness

He ignored the whole bunch.

He went to some smelly fishermen, 

and said, "Come on, and follow me."

They were unlearned and ignorant men.

Not intellectuals, 


and presidents of colleges.

God's going to bypass organized religion 

and systems before very long.

I believe that many denominations 

are breathing their last right now.

And the world will say you've got nothing real, 

and vital and powerful!

No life

We've go the letter but no life.

We've got the words but no Spirit.

We've got the terms but no reproduction.

the word of God is alive

The Church has become so carnal...

the glory of the Lord doesn't fill the temple.

I don't believe the modern Christians 

come to church to meet God.

They come to church 

to hear a sermon about God.

In place of a sermon about God, Ravenhill implores churches to MEET God, citing a particular verse spoken by the LORD JESUS:

John 17:3

King James Version

3 And this is life eternal, 

that they might know thee the only true God, 

and Jesus Christ, whom thou hast sent.

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"To the Preacher" - The Idolatry of Intelligence, by Leonard Ravenhill