Tozer Devotional

Mon, October 08, 2018

Harmonious Unity

A popular belief among Christians divides the work of God between the three Persons, giving a specific part to each, as, for instance, creation to the Father, redemption to the Son, and regeneration to the Holy Spirit. This is partly true but not wholly so, for God cannot so divide Himself that one Person works while another is inactive. In the Scriptures the three Persons are shown to act in harmonious unity in all the mighty works that are wrought throughout the universe.

In the Holy Scriptures the work of creation is attributed to the Father (Genesis 1:1), to the Son (Colossians 1:16), and to the Holy Spirit (Job 26:13 and Psalm 104:30). The incarnation is shown to have been accomplished by the three Persons in full accord (Luke 1:35), though only the Son became flesh to dwell among us. At Christ’s baptism the Son came up out of the water, the Spirit descended upon Him and the Father’s voice spoke from heaven (Matthew 3:16–17). Probably the most beautiful description of the work of atonement is found in Hebrews 9:14, where it is stated that Christ, through the Eternal Spirit, offered Himself without spot to God; and there we behold the three Persons operating together.

The resurrection of Christ is likewise attributed variously to the Father (Acts 2:32), to the Son (John 10:17–18), and to the Holy Spirit (Romans 1:4). The salvation of the individual man is shown by the apostle Peter to be the work of all three Persons of the Godhead (1 Peter 1:2), and the indwelling of the Christian man’s soul is said to by the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit (John 14:15–23).

The doctrine of the Trinity, as I have said before, is truth for the heart. The fact that it cannot be satisfactorily explained, instead of being against it, is in its favor. Such a truth had to be revealed; no one could have imagined it.


     O Blessed Trinity!

   O simplest Majesty! O Three in One!

     Thou art for ever God alone.

        Holy Trinity!

        Blessed equal Three.

        One God, we praise Thee.

          Frederick W. Faber

Verse

As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on him. And a voice from heaven said, "This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased." Matthew 3:16–17

Thought

We see in Scripture that the three Persons are shown to act in harmonious unity in all the mighty works that are done throughout the universe.

Prayer

Holy God, we praise You for the Trinity and for the work You accomplish through the three Persons on our behalf!

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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 Knowledge of the Holy Chapter 4 - The Holy Trinity

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