“Agony”by one of th best preachers, Leonard Ravenhill.

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.

 

Fight the enemy with the truth of God’s Word. Paul Washer on Spiritual Warfare and Putting on the Armor of God

Freedom in Christ and freedom from the enemy is not achieved only by casting out demons, which in many cases is very much needed but a Christian has to be filled not only with the Holy Spirit but also with the truth and the light of God and His Word, to be able to stand against our powerful arch enemy, the devil himself. We are in constant war, day and night, we should never forget it as there are victims of this battle, who were not able to stand. We have to stay in the Word every day and as much as possible. If anyone tells you that the bible is not important, that it is only the Holy Spirit that matters, or only something else but not the bible, run away as fast as you can, because that will be a false gospel. The bible is our lifebelt. Make it your priority to stay in the bible every morning, first thing in the morning, shut yourself up with God and His word, this is your tower and power and love, and wisdom and your security, you and God alone in His Holy Book, this is when He speaks to you, teaches you and picks you up when you fall. I thank God for the bible every day, that He preserved it for us today and so many people died and were burned at the stake for translating the bible.

This is another, great message by brother Paul Washer.