Thursday, July 5, 2007

Where Are the Elijahs?


“A Holy Revolution of unprecedented dimension is underway today in America. In the face of relentless spiritual and moral decay, thousands of believers are answering God’s call to a holy life of total and radical abandonment to Christ. In their burning passion for God they stand steadfastly for Jesus, refusing to compromise their lifestyles with the values of an increasingly secularized culture. Fired with the bold spirit of Elijah and the self-giving heart of Esther, these latter-day revolutionaries seek nothing less than the complete transformation of society through revival and spiritual awakening.” Jim Goll and Lou Engle, Elijah Revolution

Leonard Ravenhill's writings influenced many to burn for the things of God, wrote a book called Why Revival Tarries. I want to include a few quotes from chapter four, which is aptly titled: Where Are the Elijahs of God?

“Out of obscurity, Elijah came on to the Old Testament stage, a full-grown man.”

“Therefore the blessed Holy Spirit could write the life of Elijah in two words: ‘He prayed.’ No man can do more….”

“Elijah lived with God. He thought about the nation’s sin like God; he grieved over sin like God; he spoke against sin like God. He was all passion I this prayers and passionate in his denunciation of evil in the land. He had no smooth preaching. Passion fired his preaching, and his words were on the hearts of men as molten metal on their flesh.”

“E.M. Bounds is right in saying that short, powerful public prayers are the outcome of long secret intercession.”

“Our goal must be God alone.”

3 comments:

brandon said...

Brian, out of curiosity did you get my email?

Cathy said...

Luke 1:17
And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the fathers to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord."

Brian Francis Hume said...

Cathy,
That verse is quite dear to my heart. Years ago I had a number of dreams involving the number 117 and I knew it was related to Luke 1:17. At that time it was confirmed in my heart by words given to me concerning this very verse. In the past few weeks this verse has been resurfacing once again! Thanks for your obedience in sharing it.