Tozer Devotional

Wed, May 02, 2018

Living in the Now with Our Man in Glory

The trusting child of God is safe in Jesus Christ. When the lambs are safe in the fold, the wolf can growl and snarl outside, but he cannot get into the fold. When the child of God enters the Father’s house, the enemy of his or her soul can roar and threaten, but he cannot enter. Such a shelter is our high privilege!

In Old Testament terms — the shadow of reality — God promised He would cover the sin of His people. In the New Testament covenant, God declares He will put our sin away forever. This is a vastly different thing! "Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin (that is, without a sin offering), but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him" (Hebrews 9:28).

God chose eight and perhaps nine writers to provide us with the New Testament. These inspired Scriptures agree that the symbolic shadows in the Old Testament have given way to the new covenant of grace and pardon mediated through Jesus Christ, who died and rose again. We look back with gratitude and love to His atoning death at Calvary. We look forward in hope and expectancy to His second coming.

This all adds up to the fact that Jesus Christ is enough for all our needs. He is our great High Priest and Intercessor in heaven. He is the worthy Lamb of God, slain from the foundation of the world. By His blood He has consecrated forever the way into God's presence. He is our Man in glory.

Let us thankfully hide in Him and be safe!

Verse

So Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people; and he will appear a second time, not to bear sin, but to bring salvation to those who are waiting for him. Hebrews 9:28

Thought

Christ is our Man in Glory. He has made the sacrifice for our sins. He intercedes for us. He will come again to take us home. In the intervening period He is all we need. We may draw on His strength, live for Him and confidently hide in Him!

Prayer

You are all I need, Lord, more than I can ever experience. Thank You!

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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 12 - Jesus, Fulfillment of the Shadow

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