Double Deep Tozer#

Various Christian writers stand tall at the test of time.

Brennan Manning is one I suspect shall survive as well as Aiden Wilson Tozer who already has. These are men whose faith even surpassed their intellect, whose devotion would not be clouded by duty.

Two brief and deep thoughts from Tozer to stir your day:

1) “When God created the heavens and the earth, darkness was upon the face of the deep. When the Eternal Son became flesh, He was carried for a time in the darkness of the sweet virgin's womb. When He died for the life of the world, it was in the darkness, seen by no one at the last. When He arose from the dead, it was 'very early in the morning.' No one saw Him rise. It is as if God were saying, 'What I am is all that need matter to you, for there lies your hope and your peace. I will do what I will do, and it will all come to light at last, but how I do it is My secret. Trust Me, and be not afraid'."

God reveals deep and hidden things; He knows what lies in darkness, and light dwells with him. (Daniel 2:22)

2) “In every Christian’s heart there is a cross and a throne, and the Christian is on the throne till he puts himself on the cross. If he refuses the cross he remains on the throne. Perhaps this is at the bottom of the backsliding and worldliness among gospel believers today. We want to be saved but we insist that Christ do all the dying. No cross for us, no dethronement, no dying. We remain king within the little kingdom of Mansoul and wear our tinsel crown with all the pride of a Caesar, but we doom ourselves to shadows and weakness and spiritual sterility.” 

When Jonah’s warning reached the king of Nineveh, he rose from his throne, took off his royal robes, covered himself with sackcloth and sat down in the dust. (Jonah 3:6)

Today's Soul Snippet:

"God's promises are to be our pleas in prayer." ~ Matthew Henry

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#Aiden Wilson Tozer, 1897-1963. An American preacher, pastor and prophet. Friend of A.B. Simpson and Leonard Ravenhill in thinking and practise.