God alone is Sovereign

1 Chronicles 29:11

Yours, O LORD, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty, for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours. Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, and you are exalted as head above all.

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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Leonard Ravenhill

A.W. Tozer said of Ravenhill -

"Those who know of Leonard Ravenhill recognize in him the religious specialist, the man sent from God to battle the priests of Baal on their own mountain top, to shame the careless priest at the altar, to face the false prophet, and to warn the people who are being led astray by him. Such a man as this is not an easy companion. He insists on being a Christian all the time and everywhere. That marks him out as different. Why do we have men of such fiery swords as Ravenhill? They are sick inside when they see the children of heaven acting like the sons of earth. To such men as these, the church owes a debt too heavy to pay."

I just finished Mack Tomlinson biography of Leonard Ravenhill. It was such a joy to read. Very convicting, motivating and enlightening. You can pick up a copy here if your interested.

"Lord, engage my heart today
With passion that will not go away;
Now torch it with Thy holy fire,
That never more shall time's desire
Invade or quench the heaven-born power.

I would be trapped within Thy holy will,
Thine every holy purpose to fulfill,
That every effort of my life shall bring
Rapturous praise to my eternal King;
I pledge from this day to the grave
To be Thine own unquestioning slave."

Leonard Ravenhill

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