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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Thu, 16 Oct 2008 22:12:13 +1300

"When I pastored a country church, a farmer didn't like the 
sermons I preached on hell. He said, 'Preach about the meek and 
lowly Jesus.' I said, 'That's where I got my information about hell.'"
- Vance Havner

"It is one of the ironies of the ministry that the very man who works
in God's name is often hardest put to find time for God. The 
parents of Jesus lost Him at church, and they were not the last 
ones to lose Him there." - Vance Havner

"Where God builds a church the devil builds a chapel." - Martin Luther

"Folks, it's getting late and it's getting serious." - David Wilkerson

"Are we not told to seek first the Kingdom of God --- not the 
means to advance it --- and that 'all these things' shall be added 
to us? Such promises are surely sufficient." - Hudson Taylor

"Our prayers often resemble the mischievous tricks of town 
children, who knock at their neighbors' houses and then run away; 
we often knock at heaven's door and then run off into the spirit of 
the world. Instead of waiting for entrance to be granted, we act as 
if we were afraid of having our prayers answered." - Williams

"But from where shall I fetch my arguments? With what shall I win
them? O that I could tell! I would write to them in tears, I would
weep out every argument, I would empty my veins for ink, I would
petition them on my knees. O thankful should I be if they would be
prevailed with to repent and turn." - Joseph Alleine.

"Today, we are living in desperate times. Yet, the Church is not
desperate before God in prayer." - Chuck Smith

"Now, if the church ever recovers the power to break up demonism 
in the community, it will bring down the wrath of evil and the 
church may land in jail, but she'll learn how to sing in prison, pray 
down an earthquake. Folks are asking "Will the church go 
underground?" Well, she may develop more power underground 
than she's got above ground these days. We're not going to pray 
down earth quakes in committee meetings, sipping coffee and 
reading the minutes of the last meeting." - Vance Havner

"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

"But is not the ground naturally bad in every heart? Undoubtedly. 
And can any but God make it good? None. But it is your business, 
when you hear of the justice and mercy of God, to implore him to 
work in you that which is pleasing in his sight. No man shall be 
condemned because he did not change his own heart, but 
because he did not cry to God to change it, who gave him his Holy 
Spirit for this very purpose, and which he, by his worldly-
mindedness and impiety, quenched. Whoso hath ears to hear let 
him hear: and may the Lord save the reader from an impenitent 
and unfruitful heart!" - Adam Clarke on Matt 13:23

"Instead of preaching the good news that sinners can be made 
righteous in Christ and escape the wrath to come, the gospel has 
degenerated into the pretext that we can be happy in Christ and 
escape the hassles of life." - Ray Comfort

"Suppose I were a lawyer, and should go into court and spread out 
my client's case, the issue is joined, and I make my statements, 
and tell what I expect to prove, and then call in my witnesses. My 
first witness takes his oath, and then rises up and contradicts me 
to my face. What good will all my pleading do? I might address 
the jury a month, and be as eloquent as Cicero, but so long as my 
witnesses contradicted me, all my pleading would do no good. 
Just so it is with a minister who is preaching in the midst of a cold, 
stupid, and God-dishonoring church. In vain does he hold up to 
view the great truths of religion, when every member of the church 
is ready to swear he lies." - Charles Finney