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Tozer Devotional

Tue, December 03, 2019

"Now It Is The Lord"

Is it possible to become so enamored of God’s good gifts that we fail to worship Him, the Giver? Invited to preach in a Bible conference in England, Dr. Albert B. Simpson, the founder of The Christian and Missionary Alliance, discovered on his arrival that he was to follow two other Bible teachers. All three had been given the same topic: “Sanctification.” From the pulpit, the first speaker made clear his position that sanctification means eradication—the old carnal nature is removed. The second, a suppressionist, advised: “Sit on the lid and keep the old nature down!” Dr. Simpson in his turn quietly told his audience that he could only present Jesus Christ Himself as God’s answer. “Jesus Christ is your Sanctifier, your all and in all! God wants you to get your eyes away from the gifts. He wants your gaze to be on the Giver—Christ Himself,” he said. This is a wonderful word for those who would worship rightly: Once it was the blessing; now it is the Lord!

Verse

In Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us . . . sanctification. 1 Corinthians 1:30

Thought

“Jesus Christ is your Sanctifier, your all and in all! God wants you to get your eyes away from the gifts. He wants your gaze to be on the Giver—Christ Himself.”

Prayer

Lord, be my vision and my focus. You are the giver of all good gifts, and I worship You today.

“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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