Tozer Devotional

Thu, January 14, 2021

Fulfilling Our Commission

One mighty fact there is which for us men overwhelms all other considerations and gives significance to everything we do. It is that the human race has left its first estate and is morally and spiritually fallen. Since the fall of man the earth has been a disaster area and everyone lives with a critical emergency. Nothing is normal. Everything is wrong and everyone is wrong until made right by the redeeming work of Christ and the effective operation of the Holy Spirit. The universal disaster of the Fall compels us to think differently about our obligation to our fellow men. What would be entirely permissible under normal conditions becomes wrong in the present situation, and many things not otherwise required are necessary because of abnormal conditions.

Verse

Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you." John 20:21

Thought

Our Lord Jesus Christ has sent us into the world as the Father sent Him. We do not come as redeemers but as the Lord's "EMS" Sent Ones, witnessing of Him by life and word.

Prayer

Lord, so easily I fall into tedium as if all were well in the world. Shock me into seeing the emergency!

“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 That Incredible Christian Chapter 32 - Serving in the Emergency

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