LOSS of REPUTATION -Laura Maré. Perhaps one reason why there is no revival is because the ministers are not willing to pay the cost, namely the loss of reputation. Gilbert Tennent ...was used mightily of God in the First Great Awakening. Hear him give an account of the popular preaching in his day: "They often strengthen the hands of the wicked by promising them life. They comfort people before they convince them; sow before they plough: and are busy in raising a fabric before they lay a foundation. These foolish builders strengthen men's carnal security by their soft, selfish, cowardly discourses. They have not the courage or honesty to thrust the nail of terror into the sleeping souls!" "Despite the atrociousness of it, Satan really does have 'little cause to fear most preaching.' Most preaching in the modern church is completely devoid of unction." - A. Reavis. "With all thy getting, get unction." - Leonard Ravenhill. "Preaching without unction and praying without fervour, are two reasons why revival tarries in our day. We need a moratorium on reputation to see revival. May God rouse this generation to a passionate pursuit for revival and a determined ardour to see it come to pass." - Greg Gordon.