Devotions » Tozer Devotional
Thu, December 12, 2013
How different is our vision of Jesus Christ from that of the ones who put Him to death, saying, That is the end of him! Our vision is of a risen, victorious, all-powerful and all-wise High Priest. Quietly, triumphantly He pleads the worth and value of His own life and blood for the preservation and victory of God’s believing children.
Just consider, if you will, the gracious implications of God's guarantee. He declares in His Word that Jesus, our Savior and Mediator, "is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them." The King James translation reads "is able to save to the uttermost." There have been preachers who changed the preposition to and made it from. They preached a salvation with emphasis on what the individual sinner is saved from.
I heartily disagree with that emphasis!
Therefore he is able to save completely those who come to God through him, because he always lives to intercede for them. Hebrews 7:25
The phrase translated "completely" is used only once elsewhere in the New Testament. Whatever our need, Christ is able now to save completely, entirely, utterly if we come to God through Himwith final culmination yet in the future.
Yours is the power, Lord, to save me completely. It is for me to surrender myself fully to You that I might experience salvation completeness.
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A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of The Alliance, brought the missionary call to a massive audience. A series of his sermons are available as audio files.
His books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory, Chapter 9 - Jesus, Like unto Melchizedek
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