[anzac] "WHY WE DON'T have REVIVAL"!!

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2015 21:25:06 +1200
WHY we DON'T HAVE REVIVAL
by Leonard Ravenhill

      In an old town in Ireland they'll show you with reverence a 
place where four young men met night after night after night 
praying for revival. In Wales, there's a place in the hills where 
three or four young men only 18 or 19 years old met and prayed 
night after night. They wouldn't let God go; they would not take 
no for an answer. As far as humanly possible they prayed a 
revival into birth. If you're thinking of revival at your church without 
any inconvenience, forget it. Revival costs a lot. 

      I can give you one simple reason why we don't have revival in 
America. Because we're content to live without it. We're not 
seeking God - we're seeking miracles, we're seeking big crusades, 
we're seeking blessings. In Numbers 11, Moses said to God, 
"You're asking me to carry a burden I can't handle. Do something 
or kill me!" Do you love America enough to say, "God, send 
revival or kill me"? Do you think it's time we changed Patrick 
Henry's prayer from, "Give me liberty or give me death," to "Give 
me revival or let me die"? 

      In the 30th chapter of Genesis, Rachael goes to Jacob and 
throws herself down in despair. She says, "Give me children or 
else I die." Are you willing to throw yourself down before God to 
seek the spiritual birth of spiritual children in our country? 

      People say, "I'm filled with the Holy Spirit." If the coming of 
the Spirit didn't revolutionize your prayer life, you'd better check 
on it. I'm not so sure you got what God wanted you to get. 

      We've said that prayer changes things. No! Prayer doesn't 
change things. Prayer changes people and they change things. 
We all want Gabriel to do the job. God says do it yourself - with 
My sufficiency and My strength. 

We need to get like this woman, Hannah. What did she do? She 
wept, she was grieved, she said she had a complaint, she fasted - 
and she prayed. 

      Jesus, the anointed of God, made prayer His custom. Paul, 
with his background and intellect, depended on prayer because 
he said he was weak. David, the king, called himself a poor man 
and cried to the Lord. Hannah prayed for a son and gave birth to 
a prophet. The prayers of a handful of young men sparked revival. 

There's nothing more transfiguring than prayer. 

Copyright (C)1995 by Leonard Ravenhill, Lindale, Texas.