Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Revival Hymn

This is a collection of audio recordings of some of the greatest preachers accompanied by music. The speakers include Leonard Ravenhill, Ian Paisley, Paris Reidhead, Duncan Campbell, A.W. Tozer, and T. Austin Sparks.

Leonard Ravenhill comments on one of the stories shared in this video by Duncan Campbell about a boy praying in an aisle at service that Campbell was preaching at. As the boy prayed, the Spirit of the Lord fell on a tavern down the road and a dance being held. Occupants of both fled to the church as if fleeing a plague. Below are Ravenhill's comments,

I had the pleasure of praying very often with Duncan Campbell, a man God used in the Hebrides revival, 1950 onward. I asked him one day about a certain event, he said, "Yes, that's right. When I was ministering the place was like iron; it seemed as though God was a million miles away. And my message was like throwing a rubber ball at the wall, my words came back on me." In front of him were all kinds of ministers, but he didn't say anything to the preachers and the deacons and the elders. He pointed to a boy sitting over there, called him by name and said, "Laddie, will you pray?" A sixteen year old high school boy! And he stood up, and he said in his Scottish way, "Ach, what is the good of praying if we are not right with God?" And he began to quote Psalm 24, "Who shall ascend into the hill of the Lord? He that hath clean hands and pure heart." and so forth and so on. "And when he'd finished," Duncan told me, "The stillness of eternity was on the building." And the boy prayed 10 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes, 40 minutes, 45 minutes. And then, when he prayed as though he could see the invisible he said, "Satan."

Oh, I've heard people say this almost facetiously in some meetings, "Get the Devil out of this place." The young boy stood there and said, "Satan, I rebuke you. Get out of this territory! In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost. I plead the blood of Christ, BE GONE!" And just as though a switch was pulled in heaven God came on the meeting, he came on a tavern at the end of the road and people left it. He came on a dance at the end of the road and people left it.

We have to drag people to the altar; there are no altar calls in the New Testament if you want to be REALLY scriptural. Altar calls are an invention for when the Holy Ghost doesn't deal with people. This boy prayed, the Holy Ghost came and that whole community vibrated with God.

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