Tozer Devotional

Sat, March 10, 2018

The Son's Authority

Throughout this letter, the writer leaves us in no doubt concerning the supreme authority vested in Jesus Christ, the eternal Son. Early on, he states the thesis of the letter: Because the message concerning Jesus Christ is true, we must give it our full and complete commitment.

The Holy Scriptures are like that. The Bible is frank, logical, honest. Certain things are true, the Bible is saying, and here they are. And because those things are true, these are your obligations. That is the way God has seen fit to work in His communication with the men and women of this planet.

In the past, there have been those who have looked at what the Bible has to say, and they have reasoned like this: "No argument. Christ carries the supreme authority of God. That leaves us no room to be concerned, no reason to be disturbed. Everything is in God's hands!"

But God's Word declares that it is not quite that simple. God has made everyone of us with a free will. He has made us capable of choosing or rejecting. For us to ignore the authority that God has given to His Son is a grave offense, indeed.


Then Jesus came to them and said, 'All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.' Matthew 28:18


All authority in neaven and on earth belongs to Christ. But God in His sovereignty has given us freedom to submit to or reject that authority. How we respond carries present and eternal consequences.


Father, You have endowed me with freedom of choice. Possession of such freedom sometimes frightens me. Oh, may I clearly discerrn Your will and have the good sense to do it!

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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.

bookHis books have been published around the world and in many languages. This devotional was compiled from the Jesus, Our Man in Glory Chapter 8 - Jesus, Keeper of God's Promises


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