Tozer Devotional

Thu, June 07, 2018

Living Under the Threat of Terrorism

It becomes us . . . To be penitent, confident and humbly brave before the mask of terror presented by H-bombs, sputniks and ballistic missiles. We need to make sure that we are morally worthy to be perpetuated as a nation and the God of Sabaoth will guard and protect us. I believe that our country is still the object of God's interest. The warm breath of prayer still hangs as an unseen mist over those woods and templed hills of which we sing, though the praying saints themselves may long since have quitted the land they once loved and baptized with loving tears.

No matter what the circumstances, we Christians should keep our heads. God has not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, of love and of a sound mind. It is a dismal thing to see a son of heaven cringe in terror before the sons of earth. We are taught by the Holy Spirit in Scriptures of truth that fear is a kind of prison for the mind and that by it we may spend a lifetime in bondage.

To recoil from the approach of mental or physical pain is natural, but to allow our minds to become terrorized is quite another thing. The first is a reflex action; the latter is the result of sin and is a work of the devil to bring us into bondage. Terror is or should be foreign to the redeemed mind. True faith delivers from fear by consciously interposing God between it and the object that would make it afraid. The soul that lives in God is surrounded by the divine Presence so that no enemy can approach it without first disposing of God, a palpable impossibility.

Verse

Fear of man will prove to be a snare, but whoever trusts in the LORD is kept safe. Proverbs 29:25

Thought

These words of A. W. Tozer from over 40 years ago are strikingly contemporary to us believers in these post 9/11 days. We are in God's hands not the terrorist's!

Prayer

I trust in You, O God. In You I can safely rest.

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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 The Warfare of the Spirit Chapter 13 - Perfect Love Casts Out Fear

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