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21. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 21

This is my final presentation of Len’s letters to us. ‘Behaving the gospel’, was Len’s way of expressing James’ admonition: “be doers of the word and not hearers only.” James felt it was a deception to hear only and so did Len. Apparently, I had written something to Len on the Laodicean Church. I hope you will take to heart Len’s frequent statement… “A sick church in a dying world…”

December 21: My heart says ‘amen’ to the message of your tract. This for sure is the Laodicean ‘church’ age. The world does not believe the Bible and the church does not behave it. It is revival or revolution. His blood to redeem or man’s blood to ruin. A sick church in a dying world is a sorry sight.

Len obviously felt that the church needed to prepare for the Lord’s return… not because he added something to grace, but because there will be a royal wedding. What bride does not adorn herself with the finest? We will let Ravenhill’s final statement bring a close to this series: We need to buy more gold tried in the fire, purged of all alloy!

Why This Waste?


A woman came to Him with an alabaster vial of very costly perfume, and she poured it upon His head … the disciples were indignant when they saw this, and said, “Why this waste? For this perfume might have been sold for a high price and the money given to the poor.”                                                                                Matthew 26:7-9


n a church, founded a few years ago by a good friend, Slave Valesanov, I heard the testimony of a woman, who had found Christ after the terrible conflict in Croatia. When she and her husband returned after the Serbian army left her city devastated, not even a sparrow could be heard in the streets. Their house was destroyed and they had no money for the needs of their children. They rummaged through the ruins in the neighborhood, searching for some bit of sustenance left behind and sometimes they would encounter bodies of infants. Such discoveries took a psychological toll and they began to take pills for depression. It was at that point, that the lady’s mother began to attend Slave’s church and invited her to special meetings, which Herman Williams, Tom Kyle, our son, Dan, and I were conducting by Slave’s invitation. Soon she and her whole family found Christ, but she confessed that it would never have happened had it not been for the terrible ordeal, through which they had passed. 

20. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 20

Here Len Ravenhill begins by referring to a message given by his son. He was always concerned about the atmosphere in the meetings. He complained if there was a lot of conversation before they began. “It sounds like a cattle market,” he said. Woe to the person who dared to talk, while he preached. I vividly remember how he stopped to reprimand a whisperer at Spiritual Life Week in a Bible college near our home: “When I’m preaching, you don’t talk! I don’t care if you’re the son of the dean. I don’t fast and pray for my messages, so that people can converse, when I’m giving them.” For Len, there was only one way to conduct a meeting and that was under the guidance of the Holy Spirit. He abhorred the manipulations of men and the subtle manifestations of the flesh. If leaders did not know how to move in the Spirit, they had no business in the ministry. No wonder, then, that he wasn’t popular with the 90%, who didn’t have a clue of what it meant to minister by the Spirit of God.

Matt Luneau Writes of Moving Events in The Enosburg Community!


It seems that the people who are experiencing what is happening in the Swanton-Enosburg, Vermont, area, are having a difficult time putting it into words. It is something unique... something that just does not happen anymore in America. A high school is a dark place, a habitat for demons. Many teachers are godless and teach evolution religiously. It is forbidden to bring anything about God into school. Laws have been raised to prevent that. Many young people are given over to their pleasures, do not attend church, and have no time for God. But now this small high school has been confronted with the reality of death. The boy who died was a star basketball player and very well-liked by students and teachers. He came to Christ only a few months ago, but he had no inhibitions about sharing his new-found faith. Through his death, it would seem, the school has responded to this boy´s faith and wants to show their support for it. And it is not contained within the walls of the school; the whole community seems moved.

The following website is the Sunday morning service at our son Dan's church. Many of the friends, including most of the team mates, and families, who wouldn’t normally come to church, were present at the service and the coach spoke very directly to them. He called to them one by one in the meeting and begged them to turn to God. Then Daniel preached on “Life is a Vapor; Teach Us to Number Our Days”. At the close of the service they sang the basketball team’s theme song, “Victory in Jesus”. If you have a chance, listen to it. The story is being shared all around the state of Vermont, I'm sure it's in answer to many prayers for that area. Hope you like it.

19. Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters


Quotes from Leonard Ravenhill's Personal Letters, number 19

Because of Len Ravenhill, we came to meet Dick and Bernie Nelson. They began to come regularly to our house meetings in Minnesota. Dick ministered frequently and when we left for Germany, Dick and Bernie drove to Big Lake every Sunday for another year to minister. I wish now, that he could have stayed longer. A few years later, Dick went to be with the Lord.  

Just a few days ago, David Hunt also went into eternity. His book, The Seduction of Christianity, was an eye-opener to say the least. I have mentioned it before. My heart is burdened for young Christians of this generation, who, because they know nothing else, think that 21st Century Christianity is normal. They are in desperate need of an awakening, in order to see the awful and powerful deception that has invaded the church.