When the Lord Jesus called me back, I knew Him like it is spoken about in this preaching. He showed me His heart, He showed me His burden for the unsaved, He flooded me with rivers of tears for many years. For a few years I went to church on Sunday evening only and did not know anybody there. The Holy Spirit was my teacher. Christians I got to know later, did not understand me, they did not know what I was talking about, how the Lord was revealing to me deep things from His heart, they did not want to pray for hours, they did not want to praise Him and worship all nights, nobody ever mentioned fasting in the church, no deliverance, no praying for the sick like Paul taught. I was shocked to see how almost every meeting was filled with cakes and tea. My heart was very heavy to know that most people are going to hell. I was sent to that small church by the Holy Spirit because it is still one of the few that is lively and teaching the bible without any deception, but my fire for the Lord has been quenched. I have become one of them, sitting on Sunday in the pew twice a day, often falling asleep, and living my life during the week. We do the bible study, we have great singing and many, lovely old people who have lived all their lives with God, they were brought up by Christian parents. They are very nice and God loving people but nobody ever understood the depth of God’s heart and His despair that I was shown. My ideas on what else we can do for Jesus in the outside world are mostly rejected. So, my fire went down and I have become one of the church goers, which bothers me greatly but I don’t really know how to change it as I cannot find anybody else that would be so much on fire as I have been. The preaching below is heart breaking but this is what the real Christianity is. And He is speaking the true about today’s Christians. May God have mercy on us and wake up more of us to this massive battle for human souls.
6 thoughts on ““Agony”by one of th best preachers, Leonard Ravenhill.”
Maybe the Lord is calling you to be more alone—separate from lukewarm Christians and alone with Him.
Thank you Tim. Yes, maybe. I used to be very much separated and alone with Him but it has changed when I joined the church and became more involved with them. What do you think the purpose would be to be just separated and more alone? When the Lord trained the disciples, they were sent to do His work not just to sit separated at home alone. I am not sure what the purpose of such separation would be in the long run.
Spend time in prayer. Prayer/intercession is an end in itself.
Too many Christians are busy, busy, busy with a lot of church activities, yet they do nothing for the Lord. Wait on the Lord and He will reveal to you what He wants you to do.
I will tell you how it works. I am not busy in the church as the church does not do much of what I could be involved in, it’s more like being a spectator than anything else, taking part in worship and listening to sermons. But, it is that there is nobody who could understand what I was shown and what I would like to do because Christians cannot be bothered to do street preaching, or pray for the sick, or pray for hours or even all nights like the churches do in Africa. Churches don’t want to do deliverance as this is an ugly and dangerous business, besides, they don’t believe the full gospel, so they don’t believe demons are real or Christians can have demons. It is safe just to sit in the pew and watch or listen. And on and on, so after some time you just give up on all your ideas or the ideas of the Holy Spirit. Well. What do you do? Have you been shown what to do?
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The Lord told me to get out of the church back in 1991. My life is obedience unto the Lord.
I gave a testimony at a church in Ames, Iowa back in around 1990 about how the Lord delivered me of many demons. It was rejected by the pastor. I gave another testimony six months later of being delivered from demons at the same church and the pastor said that I was glorifying Satan. I left that church two weeks later.
My life of separation from shallow and lukewarm churches is a very powerful testimony. Once in a while, in my hitchhiking journeys, I will visit a church, if someone asks me.
The Kingdom of Heaven is all about obedience to the Lord. Live your life unto the Lord.
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Have you heard about George Muller? What a man of faith he was, I just discovered him a few days ago. You are right, it’s about prayer, lots of time in prayer, God is amazing.