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The Simpson Anthology

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As we commemorate the 100-year anniversary of Alliance Founder A. B. Simpson’s passing, Alliance Life will feature his rich, devotional reflections in place of the Tozer Anthology, which will resume in 2020.

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There is one point that touches the heart, and that is the point God usually strikes the dearest thing in our life, the decisive thing in our plans, the citadel of the will, the center of the heart. When we yield there, there is little left to yield anywhere else, and when we refuse to yield at this point, a spirit of evasion and compromise enters all the rest of our life.

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The brave heart that dares to die once for all and forever is the wise heart, the happy heart, the heart that finds “the yoke easy and the burden light.”

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This act of surrender and this reckoning of faith are recognized in the New Testament as marking a very definite crisis in the spiritual life. It does not mean that we are expected to be going through a continual dying but that there should be one very definite act of dying and then a constant habit of reckoning ourselves as dead and meeting everything from this standpoint.

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Once for all we are to hand over our sin, our self, and all our belongings to the Holy Ghost, and henceforth, whatever comes up in us, we are to reckon it as no longer a part of ourselves but to steadily refuse to recognize it and count it simple as a temptation. Thus we shall have power to overcome it and shall be able to maintain our consciousness of purity and victory unmoved.

from The Holy Spirit or Power from on High Vol. 1

1 response to The Simpson Anthology

  1. Amen, this is very encouraging to me! What a joy to know that we can “by the Spirit . . . put to death the misdeeds of the body . . . live” (Romans 8:13b). We are alive in Christ and can remain so even in the midst of temptations!

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