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The Tozer Anthology

As reported in the June 1, 2014 issue.

Compiled by Harry Verploegh

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God is speaking. . . . He is by His nature continuously articulate. He fills the world with His speaking voice.

Every one of us has had experiences which we have not been able to explain: a sudden sense of loneliness, or a feeling of wonder or awe in the face of the universal vastness. Or we have had a fleeting visitation of light like an illumination from some other sun, giving us in a quick flash an assurance that we are from another world, that our origins are divine.

Whoever will listen will hear the speaking heaven. This is definitely not the hour when men take kindly to an exhortation to listen, for listening is not today a part of popular religion. . . . Religion has accepted the monstrous heresy that noise, size, activity and bluster make a man dear to God.

The Bible will never be a living Book to us until we are convinced that God is articulate in His universe.

I think a new world will arise out of the religious mists when we approach our Bible with the idea that it is not only a Book which was once spoken, but a Book which is now speaking.

If you would follow on to know the Lord, come at once to the open Bible expecting it to speak to you. Do not come with the notion that it is a thing which you may push around at your convenience.

—from The Pursuit of God, originally published in The Alliance Witness, January 20, 1982.

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