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Tozer Devotional

Sun, December 01, 2019

The Spirit Illuminates

When we study the New Testament record, we see plainly that Christ’s conflict was with the theological rationalists of His day. John’s gospel record is actually a long, inspired, passionately outpoured account trying to save us from evangelical rationalism—the doctrine that says the text is enough. Divine revelation is the ground upon which we stand. The Bible is the book of God, and I stand for it with all my heart; but before I can be saved, there must be illumination, penitence, renewal, and inward deliverance. In our Christendom, we have tried to ease many people into the Kingdom but they have never been renewed within their own beings. The apostle Paul told the Corinthians that their faith should not stand in the wisdom of men but in the power of God! There is a difference. We must insist that conversion to Christ is a miraculous act of God by the Holy Spirit; it must be wrought in the Spirit. There must be an inward illumination!

Verse

Your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. 1 Corinthians 2:5

Thought

Divine revelation is the ground upon which we stand.

Prayer

Lord, speak to me inwardly even as I study Your word to shape my spiritual understanding. Renew my soul as well as my mind, and work in my heart as well as my mind. Make all of me a worthy sacrifice to You.

“What I believe about God is the most important thing about me.”

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 Renewed Day by Day Chapter -

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