“Prophets are a strange breed of men. They are God’s emergency men for crisis hours. And the price of being a prophet is that a man has to live alone. All God’s great men have been very, very lonely men.”
When I read words like this from Leonard Ravenhill, I’m challenged. When I look at the state of prophetic ministry today, I’m grieved.
Ravenhill was known for his no-comprising, hard-hitting, sin-blasting messages. He carried the spirit of a prophet. He carried a spirit like John the Baptist that laid the ax to the root-but he didn’t do it with a critical, condemning heart. He did it with pure and undefiled love forged in the fire of God.
“The great need in America tonight, I’m convinced of this-as good as Bible schools are with their assembly lines and producing their preachers-the greatest need in America tonight is prophets,” Ravenhill once said. “Ah, the prophets were men who walked with God, they felt like God, they saw like God, they wept like God, they yearned like God. They had no satisfaction in seeing the beauty of the temple, the ritual, the formality.”
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