Leonard Ravenhill on George Whitefield

(MT) One of Leonard Ravenhill’s favorites in church history was George Whitefield. He reveled in Whitefield’s love for Christ, his passion and power in preaching, and how God used him. Ravenhill said once in a sermon:

Perhaps the most amazing voice in history was George Whitefield, a contemporary and at one time a co-worker with Wesley. A man was sitting on the side of the road a mile away from where Whitefield was speaking without amplification and the man got saved by hearing the sermon. The famous actor Stephen Garrick heard that George Whitefield was to preach in London at 5:00 a.m. and he went to hear him. Would you believe he got up at 5 o’clock in the morning to go hear that man? Oh, mercy! Can you imagine four thousand people, waiting at 5 o’clock in the morning to hear a preacher?

Whitefield was one man whom God possessed completely and his life was astounding.

– Leonard Ravenhill

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