Top 21 Leonard Ravenhill Quotes

Leonard Ravenhill was a man on fire for God. When he preached, he was seriously concerned for the souls that were listening. He focused much on the lost and revival. There was no doubt that he believed what he said, and he is one man to model your life after! He converted to Christianity at the age of 15 when he noticed the faith that his own father had. From there it was an amazing journey! Here are 21 of the best quotes from that journey! Enjoy!


21. “How can you pull down strongholds of Satan if you don't even have the strength to turn off your TV?”

20. “You can't develop character by reading books. You develop it from conflict.”

19. “Children can tell you what Channel 7 says, but not what Matthew 7 says.”

18. “Some women will spend thirty minutes to an hour preparing for church externally (putting on special clothes and makeup, etc.). What would happen if we all spent the same amount of time preparing internally for church - with prayer and meditation?”

17. “You can have all of your doctrines right - yet still not have the presence of God.”

16. “Could a mariner sit idle if he heard the drowning cry? Could a doctor sit in comfort and just let his patients die? Could a fireman sit idle, let men burn and give no hand? Can you sit at ease in Zion with the world around you damned?”

15. “Today Christians spend more money on dog food than missions.”

14. “No faith is required to do the possible; actually only a morsel of this atom-powered stuff is needed to do the impossible, for a piece as large as a mustard seed will do more than we have ever dreamed of.”

13. “The Church used to be a lifeboat rescuing the perishing. Now she is a cruise ship recruiting the promising.”

12. “But have we Holy Spirit power - power that restricts the devil's power, pulls down strongholds and obtains promises? Daring delinquents will be damned if they are not delivered from the devil's dominion. What has hell to fear other than a God-anointed, prayer-powered church?”

11. “Why do we expect to be better treated in this world than Jesus was?”

10. “The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Power helpeth our infirmity in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Life ends our deadness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Wisdom delivers us from ignorance in this holy art of prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Fire delivers us from coldness in prayer. The Holy Spirit as the Spirit of Might comes to our aid in our weakness as we pray.”

9. “No man is greater than his prayer life. The pastor who is not praying is playing; the people who are not praying are straying. The pulpit can be a shop window to display one's talents; the prayer closet allows no showing off.”

8. “To be much for God, we must be much with God. Jesus, that lone figure in the wilderness, knew strong crying, along with tears. Can one be moved with compassion and not know tears? Jeremiah was a sobbing saint. Jesus wept! So did Paul. So did John. Though there are some tearful intercessors behind the scenes, I grant you that to our modern Christianity, praying is foreign.”

7. “You never have to advertise a fire. Everyone comes running when there's a fire. Likewise, if your church is on fire, you will not have to advertise it. The community will already know it.”

6. “My main ambition in life is to be on the devil's most wanted list.”

5. “There are only two kinds of persons: those dead in sin and those dead to sin.”

4. “If a Christian is not having tribulation in the world, there's something wrong!”

3. “Many of us are hunting mice - while lions devour the land.”

2. “Notice, we never pray for folks we gossip about, and we never gossip about the folk for whom we pray! For prayer is a great deterrent.”

1. “Many pastors criticize me for taking the Gospel so seriously. But do they really think that on Judgment Day, Christ will chastise me, saying, 'Leonard, you took Me too seriously'?”


Can I get an amen on the #1 quote! Jesus will never chastise us for proclaiming Him! I hope you have been encouraged by these quotes. Leonard doesn’t pull any punches. He is one of the most honest men I have read about. Our world is dying every day, even in the church! We need to stand strong and be a brother to the brotherless! We need to take care of the widows and orphans! We need to be Jesus to every single person we meet! God bless you all!

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