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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 04 Apr 2008 12:03:12 +1200

“Revivals begin with God's own people; the Holy Spirit touches
their heart anew, and gives them new fervor and compassion, and
zeal, new light and life, and when He has thus come to you, He
next goes forth to the valley of dry bones…Oh, what responsibility
this lays on the Church of God! If you grieve Him away from
yourselves, or hinder His visit, then the poor perishing world suffers
sorely!” –Andrew A. Bonar

“In the Irish Revival of 1859, people became so weak that they
could not get back to their homes. Men and women would fall by
the wayside and would be found hours later pleading with God to
save their souls. They felt that they were slipping into hell and that
nothing else in life mattered but to get right with God... To them
eternity meant everything. Nothing else was of any consequence.
They felt that if God did not have mercy on them and save them,
they were doomed for all time to come." - Oswald J. Smith

“We Christians too often substitute prayer for playing the game.
Prayer is good; but when used as a substitute for obedience, it is
nothing but a blatant hypocrisy, a despicable Pharisaism...To your
knees, man! and to your Bible! Decide at once! Don't hedge! Time
flies! Cease your insults to God, quit consulting flesh and blood.
Stop your lame, lying, and cowardly excuses. Enlist! " - C. T. Studd

"The love-slave has no pleasure like that of serving his master.
This is his joy, and his very "crown of rejoicing." The love-slave is
altogether at his master's service. He is all eyes for his master. He
watches. He is all ears for his master. He listens. His mind is
willing. His hands are ready. His feet are swift to sit at the master's
feet and look into his loved face, to listen to his voice and catch his
words; to run on his errands, to do his bidding, to share his
privations and sorrows, to watch at his door, to guard his honor, to
praise his name, to defend his person, to seek and promote his
interests, and, if needs be, to die for his dear sake; this is the joy
of the slave of love, and this he counts his perfect freedom."
 - Samuel L. Brengle

"My Lord was pleased to die for my sins; why should I not be glad
to give up my poor life out of love for Him?" -Girolamo Savanarola

"I feel very happy since the Lord called me to step out in faith, and
I obeyed. The Lord is our inexhaustible treasure." -Pandita Ramabai

“Perhaps if there were more of that intense distress for souls that
leads to tears, we should more frequently see the results we
desire. Sometimes it may be that while we are complaining of the
hardness of the hearts of those we are seeking to benefit, the
hardness of our own hearts and our feeble apprehension of the
solemn reality of eternal things may be the true cause of our want
of success.” - James Hudson Taylor

“This season of waiting is always an essential qualification for
successful service. God would have His children realize the utter
inadequacy of all human means to accomplish His gigantic
purposes, that thus the praise and glory might be afterwards
ascribed exclusively to Him. The disciples were given ten days to
review the field of battle, to recognize the difficulties that bristled
round on every side, to measure the adversaries' strength, and to
understand their own helplessness and weakness; thus were they
driven to their knees in earnest, anxious prayer. Then came the
answer. The promise was fulfilled, and the power stored up in the
almighty Savior was brought down to His disciples in the person of
the Holy Spirit.” -Hugh D. Brown

“The chief danger of the Church today is that it is trying to get on
the same side as the world, instead of turning the world upside
down. Our Master expects us to accomplish results, even if they
bring opposition and conflict. Anything is better than compromise,
apathy, and paralysis. God give to us an intense cry for the
old-time power of the Gospel and the Holy Ghost!” -A. B. Simpson

“It is not the bee's touching on the flowers that gathers the honey,
but her abiding for a time upon them, and drawing out the sweet. It
is not he that reads most, but he that meditates most on divine
truth, that will prove the choicest, strongest Christian.” - Joseph Hall

“The branch of the vine does not worry, and toil, and rush here to
seek for sunshine, and there to find rain. No; it rests in union and
communion with the vine; and at the right time, and in the right
way, is the right fruit found on it. Let us so abide in the Lord Jesus.”
 - James Hudson Taylor

“The reason why many fail in battle is because they wait until the
hour of battle. The reason why others succeed is because they
have gained their victory on their knees long before the battle
came...Anticipate your battles; fight them on your knees before
temptation comes, and you will always have victory.” - R. A. Torrey

“The way to stimulate and provoke others unto good works is to
strive to outrun them in the race. The way to rebuke the cold and
indifferent is to be always full of zeal and ‘abounding in the work of
the Lord’ yourself. Men will be much more ready to answer a call
to come up to your level, than a command to advance beyond you.”
 - Record of Christian Work, May 1909

“A sermon in shoes is often more eloquent than a sermon on
paper.” - Theodore L. Cuyler

“Closet communion needs time for the revelation of God’s presence.
It is vain to say, ‘I have too much work to do to find time.’ You
must find time or forfeit blessing. God knows how to save for you
the time you sacredly keep for communion with Him.” – A. T. Pierson

“Today comes but once, and comes never to return. We hope it
will come again tomorrow; but it does not. It is gone forever, with
its inexhaustible possibilities, privileges and responsibilities.”
 – Record of Christian Work, October 1908

“Elijah on Carmel did not only pray; he kept his eyes open to see
the rising cloud.” – Theodore L. Cuyler

“With some men it would seem, if they could control God's
operations and manipulate His actions they might tolerate a revival;
but to allow God a free hand, fills them with righteous indignation
and horror. If only God would consent to become an 'ecclesiastic'
and respect their dignity and decorum and beautiful order of service
and ways of running the Church, they might condescend to have a
revival.” – William P. Nicholson

“To arouse one man or woman to the tremendous power of prayer
for others, is worth more than the combined activity of a score of
average Christians.” - A. J. Gordon

"I would rather train twenty men to pray, than a thousand to preach;
 - A minister's highest mission ought to be to teach his people to
pray." -H. MacGregor