On The Hour of Decision program recently, a man saved during the Greater London Crusade said that in the course of a service he didn’t so much notice what Billy Graham was saying—all he became conscious of was a voice speaking to his heart and claiming his decision, his surrender, and there could be no possible resistance to it.
I wonder what it is that brings a life into living touch with Christ. What is it that makes a service so different? Well, it is just when God speaks to the heart. I believe that sort of thing happens by … Read More >
The chief character in the Second Book of Kings, the fifth chapter, is a general, a great leader, a commander-in-chief of the armies of the country of Syria. His name is Naaman. He was the idol of the crowd, the hero of his day. Wherever he went, he would be feted and admired. He was the Eisenhower of his time. A man of great reputation; a man of great popularity; a man of great courage who had earned his right to popularity by the sheer bravery of his deeds on the battlefield. This man, however, was stricken with a very … Read More >
We have been studying from the book of Joshua the principles of Christian victory, release from the bondage of failure and misery in the kingdom of Satan, through the blood of the Cross, and through the Lamb that was slain. This deliverance led us out through the Red Sea, out from the kingdom of Satan into the kingdom of God.
But, alas, in our Christian life we have been far too long on the wilderness journey. There we have known in a measure the presence of God and His victory, but we have known defeats and failures. Many have crossed … Read More >
I want to base what I say to you, what I believe God would have to say to us all, upon 2 Corinthians 5:20: “Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God did beseech you by us, we pray you, in Christ’s stead, be ye reconciled to God.”
In that verse the Apostle Paul opens his heart. He reveals to us in those few simple words the secret of all that made him a man of God. As a Christian, he was living an undivided life, which had only one supreme objective: that others might be … Read More >
The opening address at the Mid-America Keswick Convention delivered by Dr. A.W. Tozer, pastor of Christian and Missionary Alliance Church of Chicago.
It has happened many times over the centuries that the church has become so preoccupied with certain vital truths that she has for a time lost sight of other truths fully as important and has allowed them to fall into desuetude and be for all practical purposes wholly lost to the people of God.
This has happened in the immediate historic period through which we have just come and the tragic results are now quite apparent. It … Read More >
“Unto the tribe of Levi, Moses gave not any inheritance. The Lord God of Israel was their inheritance, as he said unto them” (Joshua 13:33).
The first verse of Joshua 13 begins with the Lord’s reminder to Joshua, “there remains yet very much land to be possessed.” We have seen how true that is in relation to the spiritual experience of us all. We remind ourselves that possession of the land by Israel was by lot. In other words, God determined the precise area which each tribe was to occupy, and each was responsible for applying the principles … Read More >
The text you will find in 1 Chronicles 21:26, “And the Lord answered him from heaven by fire upon the altar of the burnt-offering.”
The Lord answered David from heaven by fire upon the altar of the burnt-offering! That is the answer of God to the cry of every heart. It is the uttermost that God in heaven can do for ransomed souls on Earth—fire from heaven. This is the immediate and dynamic response of God for the uttermost yielding of our hearts and lives—fire from heaven.
Let me ask you to observe, in this particular … Read More >
We find this question in Mark 4:38: “He was in a hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow, and they awake Him and say unto Him, ‘Master, carest Thou not that we perish?’”
The incident is familiar, I am sure, to most of you. The day had been a very busy one. The Lord Jesus Christ had preached some wonderful parables; He had effected some amazing cures. At the end of the day He and His disciples took ship to go to the other side of the sea of Galilee. Here the Lord of glory is … Read More >
I want you to consider a most remarkable conversation which took place between Nicodemus and our Lord as recorded in the third chapter of the Gospel of John. Who was Nicodemus? We are told that he was a Pharisee and a ruler of the Jews. This at once provides a clue—a Pharisee. This was not an irreligious man. This man was not a pagan. This man had deep-rooted religious convictions. He had been brought up in a tradition, and it was part of the warp and woof of his personality. Nicodemus was devout, religious and devoted to his religious creed—a … Read More >
There is one major controversy between God and mankind. This is just one supreme issue which confronts every one of us. It is brought out into sharp focus in John 3:19: “This is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.” The issue for which God holds every man and woman responsible is that the One Who came into the world, claiming to be, and proving, indeed, that He was the light of the world, has been rejected.
The Revised Version translates the first phrase … Read More >