The other night, I was listening to a message by Keith Daniel that was so good. It was titled "A Warning to America" and can be found on You Tube. I personally believe that every Christian needs to hear that message. I needed to hear it! He says some pretty strong things, but if we're truly honest and desperate enough for God and for His revival in this land then our hearts, I believe, will be open to what this man has to say.
You know, I think it is so neat how God brings things our way at just the right time! After hearing that message, I came across some notes I had taken when reading some of Leonard Ravenhill's writings. So much of what Leonard Ravenhill wrote parallels so beautifully with the message Keith Daniel had brought forth. I thought I would take the time and share some of his writings with you. Below are some excerpts from his book "Why Revival Tarries".
"The two prerequisites to successful Christian living are vision and passion, both of which are born in and maintained by prayer. The ministry of preaching is open to few; the ministry of prayer - the highest ministry of all human offices - is open to all. Spiritual adolescents say, 'I'll not go tonight, it's only the prayer meeting.' It may be that Satan has little cause to fear most preaching. Yet past experiences sting him to rally all his infernal army to fight against God's people praying. Modern Christians know little of 'binding and loosing', though the onus is on us - 'Whatsoever ye shall bind...' Have you done any of this lately? God is not prodigal with His power; but to be much for God, we must be much with God."
"The secret of praying is praying in secret."
"Prayer is profoundly simple and simply profound."
"Prayer is to the believer what capital is to the business man."
"Someone now warns us lest we become so heavenly minded that we are of no earthly use. Brother, this generation of believers is not, by and large, suffering from such a complex. The brutal, soul-shaking truth is that we are so earthly minded we are of no heavenly use."
Dear sisters, the time to get on our knees and cry out to God for our nation and for our loved ones is now. Let's not wait until it is too late.
For anyone interested in Keith Daniel's message, the link to it is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_25FtH1Lfrg&list=FLnqxlCQc0OODpaxs4GDf1rA&index=21