Leonard Ravenhill

Faith Laughs At Impossibilities, Part 2of2, Leonard Ravenhill

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Acts 12:5-18, 5 “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church”

The first requirement in prayer is to believe.
-Believe that God is and that “he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.”

-Believe that God is alive and therefore has power-not only for Peter’s deliverance, but for ours.

-Believe that God is love and that He cares for His own.

-Believe that God is power and therefore no power can stand against Him.

-Believe that God is truth and therefore cannot lie.

-Believe that God is kind and that He will never abdicate His throne or fail in His promise. Read the rest of this entry »

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Faith Laughs At Impossibilities, Part 1of2, Leonard Ravenhill

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Acts 12:5-18, 5 “Peter was therefore kept in prison, but constant prayer was offered to God for him by the church”

Peter in prison! What a jolt! We are too far removed from the actual scene to catch the atmosphere of dismay the Christians of that day felt.

Peter had moved from Pentecost to prison, from jeers to spears. He was guarded by sixteen soldiers. One wonders why such a defenseless man needed such a group to watch him. Could it be that Herod feared the supernatural, seeing he knew that Jesus escaped such a group that guarded Him? Read the rest of this entry »

Pastors Who Don’t Pray, Pastor Gregg T. Johnson

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“What the Church needs today is not more machinery or better, not new organizations or more and novel methods, but men whom the Holy Ghost can use—men of prayer, men mighty in prayer. The Holy Ghost does not flow through methods, but through men. He does not come on machinery, but on men. He does not anoint plans, but men—men of prayer.” —E.M. Bounds

Gospel ministry in America today has achieved a level of proficiency unprecedented in the history of the church. We have million dollar facilities with the latest technologies, marketing strategies that rival Madison Avenue, and unlimited number of programs to meet every conceivable need of the spiritual consumer. Read the rest of this entry »

What You Pray For The Most Indicates Where Your Heart Is, Evans Olang

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Ephesians 1:15-16, “15 Therefore I also, after I heard of your faith in the Lord Jesus and your love for all the saints, 16 do not cease to give thanks for you, making mention of you in my prayers”

Whenever we talk about prayers, multitudes approach it differently. Most people pray for provisions, protection, and guidance over their lives and their loved ones. I’ve been taking a closer look at how Paul and the other disciples prayed and it amazes me how their prayer priorities are not so much common with us today when we pray. What you pray for the most reveals where you heart is. If blessings is what is more important to you, that is where you will concentrate your prayers. Read the rest of this entry »

Standing Strong On Bended Knees, Part 3of3, Evans Olang

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Mark 6:30-32, vs. 30, “Then the apostles gathered to Jesus and told Him all things, both what they had done and what they had taught. 31 And He said to them, “Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while.” For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat. 32 So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves”

Mark 6:32,So they departed to a deserted place in the boat by themselves”. The disciples listened to Jesus’ call. Luke 11:1, “Now it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, when He ceased, that one of His disciples said to Him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John also taught his disciples.” A disciple of Jesus never asked Him to teach them how to preach, heal the sick, raise the dead. They asked Him to teach them to pray. His classes on prayer was always offsite. What about us? Misguided passion leaves us stubborn to do what we want rather than what He wants. Read the rest of this entry »

He Has Magnified His Word, Evans Olang

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Psalm 138:2, “I will worship toward Your holy temple, And praise Your name For Your loving kindness and Your truth; For You have magnified Your word above all Your name.”

I am drawn to hymns primarily for their packed theology. Read the lyrics of many of our songs today and compare to the lyrics of some of the old hymns, you find a huge difference. The hymns are so rich in God’s Word transcending feelings, they are grounded in truth. For the last few years I have had the privilege of tapping into teachings by some long gone preachers and I find again that their preaching and teachings are far different from many of the preaching and teaching we hear today. Their messages just like in the hymns were packed with theology. Oh I praise God for the age of technology (internet) giving us the ability to find materials lost over the years. Read the rest of this entry »

We Give Ourselves To Prayer, Part 4of4, Evans Olang

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Acts 6:4, “But we will give ourselves to prayer, and to the ministry of the word

Desperate people do desperate things. I have come to learn that God answers desperate prayers. Those who do not treat prayers as secondary, what you do when it is convenient or only when there is a need; but you put it as priority because your life depends on it. Those who have learnt the secret prep themselves daily through it. Martin Luther said, “I have so much to do today that I shall spend the first three hours in prayer” (paraphrased). In our time we say, “we are are too busy today to pray”

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