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One Desire

I have one desire now – to live a life of reckless abandon for the Lord, putting all my energy and strength into it.

Elisabeth Elliot

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“We Wrestle Not”

Revival tarries because we lack urgency in prayer….

We have not yet resisted unto blood in prayer; nay, we “do not even get a sweat on our souls,” as Luther put it….

A title, undeniably true of the Church today, would be “We Wrestle Not!” We will display our gifts, natural or spiritual; we will air our views, political or spiritual; we will preach a sermon or write a book to correct a brother in doctrine. But who will storm hell’s stronghold? Who will say the devil nay? Who will deny himself good food or good company or good rest that hell may gaze upon him wrestling, embarrassing demons, liberating captives, depopulating hell, and leaving, in answer to his travail, a stream of blood-washed souls?

Leonard Ravenhill

Why Revival Tarries, 61-62

The Impossible

The Impossible

Now obviously 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. Again and again God asks men to do not what they can, but what they can’t. To prove that no sleight of hand does it but that they link their impotence to His omnipotence, the word impossible is dropped from their vocabularies.

Leonard Ravenhill

Why Revival Tarries (47-48)

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Prayer Leads to Intimacy

Prayer is much more than a spiritual discipline to be performed, or the means by which we find our way out of difficult circumstances. Prayer was never meant to be duty-based or merely results-oriented. Rather, it is the place of encounter with God where our spirit is energized as we grow in love with Him. Truly, prayer is the wellspring of life and the very pathway into union with God. Just as our body cannot live without water, so our heart cannot live without connectedness to God through prayer. As we dialogue with Him in prayer, He reveals glimpses of His personality, giving us revelations of His thoughts and feelings toward us. This is a necessary foundation for all who wish to grow in intimacy with God.

Mike Bickle

7 Commitments of a Forerunner (30-31)