Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Judgement Seat of Christ - Leonard Ravenhill

A stirring, convicting message by Leonard Ravenhill.  These quotations from Ravenhill put life into the correct perspective: the eternal one.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011


          Lately, God has been soaking my spirit in His relentlessness: His pursuit both of us who have accepted His Son and those who have not.  He has been revealing to me the intensity of this attribute of His nature; that its full power, the full extent of its potential is directed wholly towards us who have been made in His image; and this revelation is strengthening and refreshing my spirit.  Do you realize or even scarcely comprehend that God is never ever never discouraged in His pursuit of His beloved (even those who have gone as far as nailing His hands and feet to wooden beams)?  That His relentlessness never drops to a lower level of intensity no matter how impossible the situation may seem? He is always running at 100 mph after you.  Because He wants your affections.  He wants your heart.  He wants you.  And it is absolutely mind-boggling to me, that He would be so consumed with humans.  I can say with full confidence, we are always on His mind.  He is always finding ways to reveal Himself to us so that we are all the more enraptured by Him.  And with this now being cultivated in my inner spiritual garden, I'm beginning to feel, yes feel, this passion to a miniscule degree, and it is a life-giving experience.  And even as I feel His passion well up in my soul, I'm crying out to Him to increase my capacity to be relentlessly, consistently consumed with the creatures for whom Jesus died and rose again.

          This whole experience began in my room when I decided to set aside some time to seek the Lord and allow Him to awaken me to those things that were weighing on His heart.  And as I was engaging my Spirit, speaking in tongues, and extolling the Lord, a real and intense awareness of lost people, especially the repulsive condition of their soul, began to arise in my heart like water.  Then this awareness coupled with that revelation of God's relentlessness and I received this awesome picture of the Father jumping up-and-down, twirling, waving His arms like a wild man, and shouting,"I WANT YOU!  I NEED YOU!  AND I'LL DO WHATEVER IT TAKES JUST TO GET THROUGH!  'CAUSE I LOVE YOU!  I LOVE YOU!"  Then I became inexplicably excited and joyful because I realized that the picture I received perfectly illustrated God's disposition toward lost people: absorbed in love for them.

Here is a song along the lines of what I'm talking about: