Aiden Wilson Tozer

Born: April 21, 1897

Die: May 12, 1963

Occupation: Author

Quotes of Aiden Wilson Tozer

Aiden Wilson Tozer

Trying to be happy without a sense of God’s presence is like trying to have a bright day without the sun.

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The blessed and inviting truth is that God is the most winsome of all beings and in our worship of Him we should find unspeakable pleasure.

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Let God be true but every man a liar" is the language of true faith

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We might be wise to follow the insight of the enraptured heart rather than the more cautious reasoning of the theological mind.

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Has it ever occurred to you that one hundred pianos all tuned to the same fork are automatically tuned to each other? They are of one accord by being tuned, not to each other, but to another standard to...

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The true follower of Christ will not ask, "If I embrace this truth, what will it cost me?" Rather he will say, "This is truth. God help me to walk in it, let come what may!"

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People who are crucified with Christ have three distinct marks: 1. they are facing only one direction, 2. they can never turn back, and 3. they no longer have plans of their own.

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Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society's own level, and congratulating itself...

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Our religious activities should be ordered in such a way as to have plenty of time for the cultivation of the fruits of solitude and silence.

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We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity. Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. The need for solitude and quietness...

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Very few things in life matter.

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A pharisee is hard on others and easy on himself, but a spiritual man is easy on others and hard on himself.

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No man should desire to be happy who is not at the same time holy. He should spend his efforts in seeking to know and do the will of God, leaving to Christ the matter of how happy he should be.

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The unbelieving mind would not be convinced by any proof, and the worshiping heart needs none.

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In every generation the number of the righteous is small. Be sure you are among them.

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There has been grave error. I do not mean so much error of doctrine as error of emphasis.

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It is no sin to doubt some things but it may be fatal to believe everything.

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We get our moral bearings by looking at God. We must begin with God. We are right when, and only when, we stand in a right position relative to God, and we are wrong so far and so long as we stand in any...

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God never uses anyone greatly until He tests them deeply.

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For myself, I long ago decided that I would rather know the truth than be happy in ignorance. If I can not have both truth and happiness, give me truth. We’ll have a long time to be happy in heaven.

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To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men.

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The devil is a better theologian than any of us and is a devil still.

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I find that many men and women are troubled by the thought that they are too small and inconsequential in the scheme of things. But that is not our real trouble -- we are actually too big and too complex,...

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Truth is a glorious but hard mistress. She never consults, bargains or compromises.

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We have become so engrossed in the work of the Lord that we have forgotten the Lord of the work.

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God dwells in eternity but time dwells in God. He has already lived all our tomorrows as He has lived all our yesterdays.

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If God is the Supreme good then our highest blessedness on earth must lie in knowing Him as perfectly as possible.

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Whoever seeks God as a means toward desired ends will not find God. The mighty God, the maker of heaven and earth, will not be one of many treasures, not even the chief of all treasures. He will be all...

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Our pursuit of God is successful just because He is forever seeking to manifest Himself to us.

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There is scarcely anything so dull and meaningless as Bible doctrine taught for its own sake. Truth divorced from life is not truth in its Biblical sense, but something else and something less.

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Men who refuse to worship the true God now worship themselves with tender devotion.

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Every man is as holy as he really wants to be.

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Of all forms of deception self-deception is the most deadly, and of all deceived persons the self-deceived are the least likely to discover the fraud.

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It is doubtful we can be Christian in anything unless we are Christian in everything.

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It appears that too many Christians want to enjoy the thrill of feeling right but are not willing to endure the inconvenience of being right.

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Any nation which for an extended period puts pleasure before liberty is likely to lose the liberty it misused.

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The Lordship of Jesus Christ is not quite forgotten among Christians, but it has been relegated to the hymnal where all responsibility toward it may be comfortably discharged in a glow of religious emotion....

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In the conduct of our public worship where is the authority of Christ to be found? The truth is that today the Lord rarely controls a service, and the influence He exerts is very small. We sing of Him...

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If we can trust the sufferings of Christ for our sake then we can trust Christ when we suffer for His sake.

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Is it ever possible to overdo the talking about the glory of Christ? Is it ever too often to be in God's presence?

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Many things about our salvation are beyond our comprehension, but not beyond our trust.

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You are a mirror of the Almighty...this is the reason you were created...your purpose.

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It is quite impossible to worship God without loving Him.

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God dwells in the heart where praise is.

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What is wrong with Christians today is that we have the gifts of God but have forgotten the God of the gifts.

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God wants us to know that when we have Him, we have everything.

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You can blame circumstances, but backsliding always begins in the heart.

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True and absolute freedom is only found in the presence of God.

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As we come to the Bible, we can come with the holy anticipation of actually meeting with God.

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God doesn't need anything nevertheless He wants worshipers.

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Holiness has nothing to do with what we know and everything to do with Who we know.

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The best way to prove that a stick is crooked is to set a straight one beside it. No words need to be spoken.

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Men are not revived because they sing; they sing because they are revived.

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Man doesnt have the patience or the power to wait. But God does. He has all eternity to accomplish His purposes.

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I can't sing a lick but that's nobody's business. God listens when I sing to Him and He thinks I am an opera star.

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Jesus came not to condemn, but to reclaim.

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Oh, if we would only remember who God is!

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In an effort to get the work of the Lord done we often lose contact with the Lord of work.

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Dare to contend without being contentious. Preserve the truth without hurting people. Love and be charitable.

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When the eyes of the soul looking out meet the eyes of God looking in, heaven has begun right here on earth.

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The glory of God always comes at the sacrifice of self.

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The most dangerous trap is just living and forgetting that God exists.

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The driver on the highway is safe not when He reads the signs, but when He obeys them.

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May God keep fresh the fountain of our laughter and our tears!

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God is never satisfied with anything less than all.

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God purposed redemption in Christ Jesus before the world began, and His plan does not need any editing by man.

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Do not allow the enemy of your soul to rob you of that unique quality God has breathed into you.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The key to prayer is simply praying.

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Wherever we find Jesus is the perfect place to worship.

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Silence is often the most eloquent answer to our critics.

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We Christians must look sharp that our Christianity does not simply refine our sins without removing them.

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If we try to obey without faith, we get nowhere. If we try to have faith without obedience, it ends in nothing.

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What has the church gained if it is popular but there is no conviction, no repentance, no power?

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Any sermon that is not birthed in prayer is not a message from God no matter how learned the preacher.

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Nothing bothers the devil more than a Christian delighting in God’s presence.

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Many Christians are satisfied with their destination but they neglect the journey.

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Save me from the error of judging a church by its size, popularity or the amount of its yearly offerings.

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There is more healing joy in five minutes of true worship than in five nights of revelry.

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God is never impressed with what a man can do. He is more concerned with what a man is.

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When a man of God dies, nothing of God dies.

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Every ransomed man owes his salvation to the fact that during his days of sinning, God kept the door of mercy open.

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I want to be in a place where I have to have God in everything I do . . . where God is indispensable to me.

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It will cost you everything to follow the Lord. And it will cost you even more to be His man for this hour.

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The superior Christian lets God strip him of everything that might serve as a false refuge, a secondary trust.

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Christ calls us to carry the Cross; churches call us to have fun in His name.

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We go astray when we think that we can do spiritual work without spiritual power.

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When we are enjoying the conscious presence of God, we are fulfilling the tenets of our salvation.

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How utterly terrible is the current idea that Christians can serve God at their own convenience.

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Come to the Word with a spirit of longing with devotion and humble expectation. Be determined to know God.

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Unselfish love does not exploit its object and it does not ask for anything in return.

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The importance of coming into God's presence is worth overcoming all obstacles along the way.

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Only the blood of Jesus can cleanse us, yet if we withhold ourselves from that blood, we will be unclean forever.

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We cannot enter into the presence of God while we are rebelling against God.

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Real faith never disappoints because it is in God, grounded on His character, promises, covenant and oath.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

When you focus on the eternal, victorious Son of God, you break the devil's heart and render him powerless.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I like Easter. But let's remember that Christ's resurrection is not truer at Easter than at any other time of the year.

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True worship, worship that is pleasing to God, radiates throughout a person's entire life.

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Too often we are Christians by assumption, manipulation or instruction, rather than Christians by regeneration.

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The Cross is not responsible for God's love; rather it was His love that conceived the Cross.

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A world of confusion and disappointment results from trying to believe without obeying.

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There are rare Christians whose very presence incites others to be better Christians. I want to be that rare Christian.

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Our identification with Christ should be that whatever He is we also want to become.

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There is a strain of loneliness infecting many Christians, which only the presence of God can cure.

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The big problem is not whether the Bible is true. The big problem is whether it is true in you.

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The inner life must overcome the flesh or the flesh will overcome and destroy the inner life.

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It takes simplicity and humility to worship God acceptably.

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Wherever faith has eyes to see, there is a smiling presence of the Son of God.

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Only after all the noise has spent itself do we begin to hear in the silence of our heart, the still, small, mighty voice of God.

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Quoting Scripture leads you to the fountain, but only if you plunge in and come up wet will I know that you are a Christian.

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I'm not afraid of the devil. The devil can handle me - he's got judo I never heard of. But he can't handle the One to whom I'm joined; he can't handle the One to whom I'm united; he can't handle the One...

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God dwells in His creation and is everywhere indivisibly present in all His works. He is transcendent above all His works even while He is immanent within them.

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The faith of Christ offers no buttons to push for quick service. The new order must wait the Lord's own time, and that is too much for the man in a hurry. He just gives up and becomes interested in something...

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The cross is the lightning rod of grace that short-circuits God's wrath to Christ so that only the light of His love remains for believers.

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We must do something about the cross, and there’s only one of two things we can do- flee it or die upon it!

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The world is waiting to hear an authentic voice, a voice from God- not an echo of what others are doing and saying, but an authentic voice.

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We often try to put God in a box. The God who fits in our boxes isn't the God & Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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To be effective the preacher's message must be alive; it must alarm, arouse, challenge; it must be God's present voice to a particular people.

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Plain horse sense ought to tell us that anything that makes no change in the man who professes it makes no difference to God, either.

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Jesus calls us to his rest, and meekness is His method. The meek man cares not at all who is greater than he, for he has long ago decided that the esteem of the world is not worth the effort.

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Gratitude is an offering precious in the sight of God, and it is one that the poorest of us can make and be not poorer but richer for having made it.

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The Bible recognizes no faith that does not lead to obedience, nor does it recognize any obedience that does not spring from faith. The two are at opposite sides of the same coin.

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Justice is not something God has. Justice is something that God is.

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What then are we to do about our problems? We must learn to live with them until such time as God delivers us from them...we must pray for grace to endure them without murmuring. Problems patiently endured...

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If the envious, the defamers and the backbiters were taken out of the average church, there would be revival overnight.

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Faith is not merely a journey for the feet, but it is also a journey for the heart.

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If you have believed but not obeyed, you have postponed your Christian life.

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The pain of sacrificing our old selves is nothing compared to the joy of Christ living in us in our transformed lives.

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You have been forgiven, so act like it!

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Yet if we would know God and for other's sake tell what we know we must try to speak of his love. All Christians have tried but none has ever done it very well. I can no more do justice to that awesome...

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God is looking for those with whom He can do the impossible - what a pity that we plan only the things that we can do by ourselves.

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God is here. Wherever we are, God is here. There is no place, there can be no place, where He is not.

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Faith is seeing the invisible, but not the nonexistent.

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God must do everything for us. Our part is to yield and trust

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Always, everywhere God is present, and always He seeks to discover Himself to each one

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We now demand glamour and fast-flowing dramatic action. A generation of Christians reared among push buttons and automatic machines is impatient of slower and less direct methods of reaching their goals...The...

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God wants the whole person and He will not rest till He gets us in entirety. No part of the man will do" (101) - "The Pursuit of God

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We need never shout across the spaces to an absent God. He is nearer than our own soul, closer than our most secret thoughts

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Teach us to know that we cannot know, for the things of God knoweth no man, but the Spirit of God. Let faith support us where reason fails, and we shall think because we believe, not in order that we may...

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The various elements of truth stand in perpetual antithesis, sometimes requiring us to believe apparent opposites while we wait for the moment when we shall know as we are known.

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The man who would truly know God must give time to Him.

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Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ.

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The Church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble, as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshiping men. This she has not done deliberately, but...

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God has not bowed to our nervous haste nor embraced the methods of our machine age. The man who would know God must give time to Him....

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Faith is the gaze of a soul upon a saving God.

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Whatever God felt about anything, He still feels. Whatever He thought about anyone, He still thinks. Whatever He approved, He still approves. Whatever He condemned, He still condemns. Today we have what...

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Hardly anything else reveals so well the fear and uncertainty among men as the length to which they will go to hide their true selves from each other and even from their own eyes.

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Next to the Holy Scriptures, the greatest aide to the life of faith may be Christian biographies.

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The ideal leader is one who hears the voice of God, and beckons on as the voice calls him and them.

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What we think about when we are free to think about what we will – that is what we are or will soon become.

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The abuse of a harmless thing is the essence of sin.

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We pursue God because, and only because, He has first put an urge within us that spurs us to the pursuit.

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To great sections of the church the art of worship has been lost entirely, and in its place has come that strange and foreign thing called the 'program.' This word has been borrowed from the stage and...

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Without worship, we go about miserable.

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No man gives anything acceptable to God until has has first given himself in love and sacrifice.

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We must never rest until everything inside us worships God.

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God wants us to worship Him. He doesn't need us, for He couldn't be a self-sufficient God and need anything or anybody, but He wants us. When Adam sinned it was not He who cried, "God, where art Thou?"...

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We're here to be worshipers first and workers only second. We take a convert and immediately make a worker out of him. God never meant it to be so. God meant that a convert should learn to be a worshiper,...

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What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.

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The church that can't worship must be entertained. And leaders who can't lead a church to worship must provide the entertainment.

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We're here to be worshipers first and workers only second

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God is trying to call us back to that for which He created us, to worship Him and to enjoy Him forever

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We are saved to worship God. All that Christ has done in the past and all that He is doing now leads to this one end.

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The church can have light only as it is full of the Spirit, and it can be full only as the members that compose it are filled individually.

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Before there can be fullness there must be emptiness. Before God can fill us with Himself we must first be emptied of ourselves.

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Peace of heart that is won by refusing to bear the common yoke of human sympathy is a peace unworthy of a Christian. To seek tranquility by stopping our ears to the cries of human pain is to make ourselves...

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God may allow His servant to succeed when He has disciplined him to a point where he does not need to succeed to be happy. The man who is elated by success and is cast down by failure is still a carnal...

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Leadership requires vision, and whence will vision come except from hours spent in the presence of God in humble and fervent prayer?

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While we are looking at God we do not see ourselves-blessed riddance.

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Most of the world's great souls have been lonely. Loneliness seems to be one price the saint must pay for his saintliness... Always remember: you cannot carry a cross in company. Though a man were surrounded...

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If the Holy Spirit was withdrawn from the church today, 95 percent of what we do would go on and no one would know the difference. If the Holy Spirit had been withdrawn from the New Testament church, 95...

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For the Christian, humility is absolutely indispensable. Without it there can be no self-knowledge, no repentance, no faith and no salvation.

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Nothing that God has ever said about Himself will be modified; nothing the inspired prophets and apostles have said about Him will be rescinded. His immutability guarantees this.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God answers our prayers not because we are good, but because He is good.

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When men no longer fear God, they transgress His laws without hesitation. The fear of consequences is no deterrent when the fear of God is gone.

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The gravest question any of us face is whether we do or do not love the Lord.

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Satan hates God for His own sake, and everything that is dear to God he hates for the very reason that God loves it.

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To be entirely safe from the devil's snares the man of God must be completely obedient to the Word of the Lord. The driver on the highway is safe, not when he reads the signs but when he obeys them.

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It's not my business to try and make God think like me... but to try, in prayer and penitence, to think like God.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Pray; and as you pray, surrender; and as you surrender, believe.

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Come near to the holy men and women of the past and you will soon feel the heat of their desire after God. They mourned for Him, they prayed and wrestled and sought for Him day and night, in season and...

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One of the purest souls ever to live on this fallen planet was Nicholas Herman, known as Brother Lawrence. He wrote very little, but what he wrote has seemed to several generations of Christians to be...

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He (God) may sometimes chasten us, it is true, but even this He does with a smile, the proud, tender smile of a Father who is bursting with pleasure over an imperfect but promising son who is coming every...

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Men are free to decide their own moral choices, but they are also under the necessity to account to God for those choices.

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In Him (God), history and prophecy are one and the same.

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We must meet the uncertainties of this world with the certainty of the world to come.

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God's plan will continue on God's schedule.

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Problems patiently endured will work for our spiritual perfecting.

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There are two classes of Christians: the proud who imagine they are humble and the humble who are afraid they are proud. There should be another class: the self-forgetful who leave the whole thing in the...

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We understand and acknowledge that the Resurrection has placed a glorious crown upon all of Christ's sufferings!

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All things else being equal, our prayers are only as powerful as our lives. In the long pull we only pray as well as we live.

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Let any man turn to God in earnest, let him begin to exercise himself unto godliness, let him seek to develop his powers of spiritual receptivity by trust and obedience and humility, and the results will...

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Sometimes I go to God and say, "God, if Thou dost never answer another prayer while I live on this earth, I will still worship Thee as long as I live and in the ages to come for what Thou hast done already....

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I can safely say, on the authority of all that is revealed in the Word of God, that any man or woman on this earth who is bored and turned off by worship is not ready for heaven.

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Let a man set his heart only on doing the will of God and he is instantly free. If we understand our first and sole duty to consist of loving God supremely and loving everyone, even our enemies, for God's...

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The Bible is a supernatural book and can be understood only by supernatural aid.

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The best book is not one that informs merely, but one that stirs the reader up to inform himself.

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If you have to be reasoned into Christianity, some wise fellow can reason you out of it! If you come to Christ by a flash of the Holy Spirit so that by intuition you know that you are God's child, you...

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Christianity at any given time is strong or weak depending upon her concept of God.

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Love wills the good of all and never wills harm or evil to any

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There is no fear in love, but perfect love casteth out fear. Fear is a painful emotion that arises at the thought that we may be harmed or made to suffer. As long as we must trust for survival to our ability...

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Refuse to be average.

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We are sent to bless the world, but we are never told to compromise with it.

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God often hides His blessing in trouble or trial, which makes it all the sweeter when it comes our way.

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Perhaps it takes a purer faith to praise God for unrealized blessings than for those we once enjoyed or those we enjoy now.

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I am Thy servant to do Thy will, and that will is sweeter to me than position or riches or fame, and I choose it above all things on Earth or in Heaven.

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The meek man will attain a place of soul rest. As he walks on in meekness he will be happy to let God defend him. The old struggle to defend himself is over. He has found the peace which meekness brings.

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The meek man is not a human mouse afflicted with a sense of his own inferiority. He has accepted God's estimate of his own life: In himself, nothing; In God, everything. He knows well that the world will...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The labor of self-love is a heavy one indeed... The heart's fierce effort to protect itself from every slight, to shield its touchy honor from the bad opinion of friend and enemy, will never let the mind...

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True faith rests upon the character of God and asks no further proof than the moral perfections of the One who cannot lie.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Faith is an organ of knowledge, and love an organ of experience.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The reason why many are still troubled, still seeking, still making little forward progress is because they haven't yet come to the end of themselves. We're still trying to give orders, and interfering...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

For this reason the gravest question before the Church is always God Himself, and the most portentous fact about any man is not what he at a given time may say or do, but what he is his deep heart conceives...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Without doubt, the mightiest thought the mind can entertain is the thought of God, and the weightest word in any language is its word for God.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Any faith that must be supported by the evidence of the senses is not real faith.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Teach us, O God, that nothing is necessary to Thee. Were anything necessary to Thee that thing would be the measure of Thine imperfection: and how could we worship one who is imperfect? If nothing is necessary...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To admit the existence of a need in God is to admit incompleteness in the divine Being. Need is a creature-word and cannot be spoken of the Creator. God has a voluntary relationg to everything He has made,...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Nothing is complete in itself but requires something outside itself in order to exist.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The problem of why God created the universe still troubles thinking men; but if we cannot know why, we can at least know that He did not bring His worlds into being to meet some unfulfilled need in Himself,...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Unbelief is actually perverted faith, for it puts its faith not in the living God, but in dying men.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

As a sunbeam perishes when cut off from the sun, so man apart from God would pass back into the void of nothingness from which he first leaped at the creative call.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines him to bestow benefits upon the undeserving. It is a self-existent principle inherent in the divine nature and appears to us as a self-caused propensity...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Men may flee from the sunlight to dark and musty caves of the earth, but they cannot put out the sun. So men may in any dispensation despise the grace of God, but they cannot extinguish it.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Abounding sin is the terror of the world, but abounding grace is the hope of mankind.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

As mercy is God's goodness confronting human misery and guilt, so grace is his goodness directed toward human debt and demerit.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The heart of the world is breaking under this load of pride and pretense. There is no release from our burden apart from the meekness of Christ.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Let every man abide in the calling wherein he is called and his work will be as sacred as the work of the ministry. It is not what a man does that determines whether his work is sacred or secular, it is...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Let us practice the fine art of making every work a priestly ministration. Let us believe that God is in all our simple deeds and learn to find Him there.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

As long as you set yourself up as a little god to which you must be loyal there will be those who will delight to offer affront to your idol.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If I understand this correctly Christ taught here the alarming doctrine that the desire for honor among men made belief impossible.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The believing man does not claim to understand. He falls to his knees and whispers, "God." The man of earth kneels also, but not to worship. He kneels to examine, to search, to find the cause and the how...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The world is perishing for lack of the knowledge of God and the Church is famishing for want of His Presence.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

A true and safe leader is likely to be one who has no desire to lead, but is forced into a position of leadership by the inward pressure of the Holy Spirit and the press of the external situation.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Acquaint thyself with God.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

When you kill time, remember that it has no resurrection.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Self is the opaque veil that hides the Face of God from us. It can be removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Bible is the written word of God, and because it is written it is confined and limited by the necessities of ink and paper and leather. The Voice of God, however, is alive and free as the sovereign...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Bible is not an end in itself, but a means to bring men to an intimate and satisfying knowledge of God, that they may enter into Him, that they may delight in His Presence, may taste and know the inner...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Go to church once a week and nobody pays attention. Worship God seven days a week and you become strange!

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The church that is not jealously protected by mighty intercession and sacrificial labors will before long become the abode of every evil bird and the hiding place for unsuspected corruption. The creeping...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Selfishness is never so exquisitely selfish as when it is on its knees. ... Self turns what would otherwise be a pure and powerful prayer into a weak and ineffective one.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

When we become too glib in prayer we are most surely talking to ourselves.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The neglected heart will soon be a heart overrun with worldly thoughts; the neglected life will soon become a moral chaos.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Word of God well understood and religiously obeyed is the shortest route to spiritual perfection. And we must not select a few favorite passages to the exclusion of others. Nothing less than a whole...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

In almost everything that touches our everyday life on earth, God is pleased when we're pleased. He wills that we be as free as birds to soar and sing our maker's praise without anxiety.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We are not diplomats but prophets, and our message is not a compromise but an ultimatum.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

One hundred religious persons knit into a unity by careful organizations do not constitute a church any more than eleven dead men make a football team. The first requisite is life, always.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Refuse to be average. Let your heart soar as high as it will.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

An infinite God can give all of Himself to each of His children. He does not distribute Himself that each may have a part, but to each one He gives all of Himself as fully as if there were no others.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We have learned to live with unholiness and have come to look upon it as the natural and expected thing.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

An idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Salvation is from our side a choice, from the divine side it is a seizing upon, an apprehending, a conquest by the Most High God. Our 'accepting' and 'willing' are reactions rather than actions. The right...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

You can see God from anywhere if your mind is set to love and obey Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Man appears for a little while to laugh and weep, to work and play, and then to go to make room for those who shall follow him in the never-ending cycle.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

When we try to focus our thought upon One who is pure uncreated being we may see nothing at all, for He dwelleth in light that no man can approach unto. Only by faith and love are we able to glimpse Him...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The fact of God is necessary for the fact of man. Think God away and man has no ground of existence.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We can never know who or what we are till we know at least something of what God is.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Philosophy and science have not always been friendly toward the idea of God, the reason being they are dedicated to the task of accounting for things and are impatient with anything that refuses to give...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. Only to know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Any faith that does not command the one who holds it is not a real belief; it is a pseudo belief only. And it might shock some of us profoundly if we were brought suddenly face to face with our beliefs...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Rules for Self Discovery: 1. What we want most; 2. What we think about most; 3. How we use our money; 4. What we do with our leisure time; 5. The company we enjoy; 6. Who and what we admire; 7. What we...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Christianity takes for granted the absence of any self-help and offers a power which is nothing less than the power of God.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I believe that entertainment and amusements are the work of the Enemy to keep dying men from knowing they're dying; and to keep enemies of God from remembering that they're enemies.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To desire revival...and at the same time to neglect(personal) prayer and devotion is to wish one way and walk another.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If Bible Christianity is to survive the present world upheaval, we shall need to have a fresh revelation of the greatness and the beauty of Jesus.... He alone can raise our cold hearts to rapture and...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Yes, worship of the loving God is man's whole reason for existence.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The constantly recurring question must be: What shall we unite with and from what shall we separate? The question of coexistence does not enter here, but the question of union and fellowship does. The...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Were we able to extract from any man a complete answer to the question, "What comes into your mind when you think about God?" we might predict with certainty the future of that man.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If man had his way, the plan of redemption would be an endless and bloody conflict. In reality, salvation was bought not by Jesus fist, but by His nail-pierced hands; not by muscle but by love; not by...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To expose our hearts to truth and consistently refuse or neglect to obey the impulses it arouses is to stymie the motions of life within us and, if persisted in, to grieve the Holy Spirit into silence.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Secularism, materialism, and the intrusive presence of things have put out the light in our souls and turned us into a generation of zombies.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Let her love God as He is in Himself, and not as her imagination says He is, and pictures Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If we insist upon trying to imagine Him, we end with an idol, made not with hands but with thoughts; and an idol of the mind is as offensive to God as an idol of the hand.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God will not hold us responsible to understand the mysteries of election, predestination, and the divine sovereignty. The best and safest way to deal with these truths is to raise our eyes to God and in...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Like the eye which sees everything in front of it and never sees itself, faith is occupied with the Object upon which it rests and pays no attention to itself at all. While we are looking at God, we do...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I do not think I exaggerate when I say that some of us put our offering in the plate with a kind of triumphant bounce as much as to say: "There - now God will feel better!" I am obliged to tell you that...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch?

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

This is the tragedy and woe of the hour--that we neglect the most important One who could possibly be in our midst--the Holy Spirit of God. Then, in order to make up for His absence, we have to do something...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I remind you that there are churches so completely out of the hands of God that if the Holy Spirit withdrew from them, they wouldn't find it out for many months

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Man must choose his world

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The experiences of men who walked with God in olden times agree to teach that the Lord cannot fully bless the a man until He has first conquered him. The degree of blessing enjoyed by any man will correspond...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The cross where Jesus died became also the cross where His apostle died. The loss, the rejection, the shame, belong both to Christ and to all who in very truth are His. the cross that saves them also slays...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

As base a thing as money often is, yet it can be transmuted into everlasting treasure. It can be converted into food for the hungry and clothing for the poor. It can keep a missionary actively winning...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Between the scribe who has read and the prophet who has seen there is a difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with orthodox scribes, but the prophets, where are they? The hard voice of the...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul’s paradox of love.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The author squares man's depravity with still being made in the image of God with this word picture. A vase that has held beautiful roses though now broken, will nevertheless hold something of the fragrance...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Did you ever stop to think that God is going to be as pleased to have you with Him in Heaven as you are to be there?

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We get the odd notion that God is showing mercy because Jesus died. No. Jesus died because God is showing mercy.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Outside of the will of god, there is nothing I want. And in the will of god there is nothing I fear.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

All things as they move toward God are beautiful, and they are ugly as they move away from Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

He had everything, but he possessed nothing. There is the spiritual secret.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

What is wisdom? It is the skill to achieve the perfect means by the perfect ends

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I want the presence of God Himself, or I don't want anything at all to do with religion... I want all that God has or I don't want any.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

It is the Spirit of Christ in us that will draw satan's fire. The people of the world will not much care what we believe and they will stare vacantly at our religious forms, but there is one thing they...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Jesus Christ left us an example for our daily conduct. He felt no bitter resentment and He held no grudge against anyone! Even those who crucified Him were forgiven while they were in the act. Not a word...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We love the old saints, missionaries, martyrs, and reformers. Our Luthers, Bunyans, Wesleys and Asburys, etc... We will write their biographies, reverence their memories, frame their epitaphs, and build...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God is not silent. It is the nature of God to speak. The second person of the Holy Trinity is called "The Word." The Bible is the inevitable outcome of God's continuous speech. It is the infallible declaration...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The burden borne by mankind is a heavy and a crushing thing. The word Jesus used means a load carried or toil borne to the point of exhaustion. Rest is simply release from that burden. It is not something...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We can afford to follow Him to failure. Faith dares to fail. The resurrection and the judgment will demonstrate before all worlds who won and who lost. We can wait.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The yearning to know what cannot be known, to comprehend the incomprehensible, to touch and taste the unapproachable, arises from the image of God in the nature of man. Deep calleth unto deep, and though...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If a man has only correct doctrine to offer me, I am sure to slip out at the first intermission to seek the company of someone who has seen for himself how lovely is the face of Him who is the Rose of...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The love of Christ both wounds and heals, it fascinates and frightens, it kills and makes alive, it draws and repulses. There can be nothing more terrible or wonderful than to be stricken with love for...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Love is both a principle and an emotion; it is something both felt and willed. It is capable of almost infinite degrees. Love in the human heart may begin so modestly as to be hardly perceptible and go...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The man who has God for his treasure has all things in one.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

O God, I have tasted Thy goodness, and it has both satisfied me and made me thirsty for more. I am painfully conscious of my need for further grace. I am ashamed of my lack of desire. O God, the Triune...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God is so vastly wonderful, so utterly and completely delightful that He can, without anything other than Himself, meet and overflow the deepest demands of our total nature, mysterious and deep as that...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Complacency is a deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people. He waits to be wanted. Too bad that with many of us He waits...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Christians don't tell lies they just go to church and sing them.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Promoting self under the guise of promoting Christ is currently so common as to excite little notice.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Why do some persons 'find' God in a way that others do not? Why does God manifest His Presence to some and let multitudes of others struggle along in the half-light of imperfect Christian experience? Of...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Wise leaders should have known that the human heart cannot exist in a vacuum. If Christians are forbidden to enjoy the wine of the Spirit they will turn to the wine of the flesh....Christ died for our...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

An honest man with an open Bible and a pad and pencil is sure to find out what is wrong with him very quickly.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The essence of idolatry is the entertainment of thoughts about God that are unworthy of Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Whatever a man wants badly and persistently enough will determine the man's character.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The way to deeper knowledge of God is through the lonely valleys of soul poverty and abnegation of all things. The blessed ones who possess the Kingdom are they who have repudiated every external thing...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

God knows instantly and effortlessly all matter and all matters, all mind and every mind, all spirit and all spirits, all being and every being, all creaturehood and all creatures, every plurality and...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To have found God and still to pursue Him is the soul's paradox of love, scorned indeed by the too-easily-satisfied religionist, but justified in happy experience by the children of the burning heart.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Nobody ever got anything from God on the grounds that he deserved it. Haven fallen, man deserves only punishment and death. So if God answers prayer it's because God is good. From His goodness, His lovingkindness,...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Many of us Christians have become extremely skillful in arranging our lives so as to admit the truth of Christianity without being embarrassed by its implications. We arrange things so that we can get...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I say that a Christian congregation can survive and often appear to prosper in the community by the exercise of human talent and without any touch from the Holy Spirit! All that religious activity and...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Complacency is the deadly enemy of spiritual progress. The contented soul is the stagnant soul.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The notion that the careless sinner is the smart fellow and the serious-minded Christian, though well-intentioned, is a stupid dolt altogether out of touch with life will not stand up under scrutiny. Sin...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

What does this word holiness really mean? Is it a negative kind of piety from which so many people have shied away? No, of course not! Holiness in the Bible means moral wholeness-- a positive quality which...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I am a Bible Christian and if an archangel with a wingspread as broad as a constellation shining like the sun were to come and offer me some new truth, I'd ask him for a reference. If he could not show...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Modern civilization is so complex as to make the devotional life all but impossible. It wears us out by multiplying distractions and beats us down by destroying our solitude, where otherwise we might drink...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Without doubt the emphasis in Christian teaching today should be on worship. There is little danger that we shall become merely worshipers and neglect the practical implications of the gospel. No one can...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We modern Christians are long on talk and short on conduct.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The idea that God will pardon a rebel who has not given up his rebellion is contrary both to the Scriptures and to common sense.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The man that believes will obey; failure to obey is convincing proof that there is no true faith present. To attempt the impossible God must give faith or there will be none, and He gives faith to the...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The average Christian is so cold and so contented with His wretched condition that there is no vacuum of desire into which the blessed Spirit can rush in satisfying fullness.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

In the Book of Acts faith was for each believer a beginning, not an end; it was a journey, not a bed in which to lie while waiting for the day of our Lord's triumph. Believing was not a once-done act;...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Worship, I say, rises or falls with our concept of God .... and if there is one terrible disease in the Church of Christ, it is that we do not see God as great as He is.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Faith never means gullibility. The man who believes everything is as far from God as the man who refuses to believe anything.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We Christians must simplify our lives or lose untold treasures on earth and in eternity.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We cannot grasp the true meaning of the divine holiness by thinking of someone or something very pure and then raising the concept to the highest degree we are capable of. God's holiness is not simply...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Prayer is never an acceptable substitute for obedience. The sovereign Lord accepts no offering from His creatures that is not accompanied by obedience. To pray for revival while ignoring or actually flouting...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We desperately need seers who can see through the mist- Christian leaders with prophetic vision. Unless they come soon it will be too late for this generation. And if they do come we will no doubt crucify...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We are in an age of religious complexity. The simplicity which is in Christ is rarely found among us. In its stead are programs, methods, organizations, and a world of nervous activities which occupy time...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The sacred page is not meant to be the end, but only the means toward the end, which is knowing God Himself.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

In many churches Christianity has been watered down until the solution is so weak that if it were poison it would not hurt anyone, and if it were medicine it would not cure anyone.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We need to learn that truth consists not in correct doctrine, but in correct doctrine plus the inward enlightenment of the Holy Spirit.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Apart from God nothing matters. We think that health matters, that freedom matters, or knowledge or art or civilization. And but for one insistent word they would matter indeed. That word is eternity.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To be right with God has often meant to be in trouble with men. This is such a common truth that one hesitates to mention it, yet it appears to have been overlooked by the majority of Christians today.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

It is useless for large companies of believers to spend long hours begging God to send revival. Unless we intend to reform we may as well not pray. Unless praying men have the insight and faith to amend...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Any spirit that permits compromise with the world is a false spirit. Any religious movement that imitates the world in any of its manifestations is false to the cross of Christ and on the side of the devil.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The man who preaches truth and applies it to the lives of his hearers will feel the nails and the thorns. He will lead a hard life, but a glorious one. May God raise up many such prophets. The church needs...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The fact is that, we are not producing saints. We are making converts to an effete type of Christianity, that bears little resemblance to that of the New Testament. The average so-called Bible Christian...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

When the Spirit illuminates the heart, then a part of the man sees which never saw before; a part of him knows which never knew before, and that with a kind of knowing which the most acute thinker cannot...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Keep my eyes fixed on You, Lord. Help me to stop tinkering and realize my total inability to change. I look to You to change me and give me victory as I focus on Your friendly eyes looking lovingly at...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Jesus will never qualify or compromise anything he has said.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Faith in God is to be demonstrated, not defined.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Faith never goes contrary to reason -- faith simply ignores reason and rises above it.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I believe in Christian charity, but I don't believe in Christian tolerance... When we become so tolerate that we lead people into mental fog and spiritual darkness, we are not acting like Christians; we...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I would like to live to see the time when the men and woman of God - holy, separated and spiritually enlightened - walk out of the evangelical church and form a group of their own; when they get off the...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The idea that the Man Christ Jesus has absolute and final authority over the whole church and over all of its members in every detail of their lives is simply not now accepted as true by the rank and file...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Every advance that we make for God and for His cause must be made at our inconvenience. If it does not inconvenience us at all, there is no cross in it.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To become effective men of God, then, we must know and acknowledge that every grace and every virtue proceeds from God alone, and that not even a good thought can come from us except it be of Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Tens of thousands, perhaps millions, have come into some kind of religious experience by accepting Christ, and they have not been saved.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We who preach the gospel must not think of ourselves as public relations agents sent to establish good will between Christ and the world. We must not imagine ourselves commissioned to make Christ acceptable...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The low view of God entertained almost universally among Christians is the cause of a hundred lesser evils everywhere among us. A whole new philosophy of the Christian life has resulted from this one basic...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The idea that God will pardon a rebel who has not given up his rebellion is contrary both to the Scriptures and to common sense. How horrible to contemplate a church full of persons who have been pardoned...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I must be frank in my feeling that a notable heresy has come into being throughout our evangelical Christian circles -- the widely accepted concept that we humans can choose to accept Christ only because...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The Christian woman should remember that she cannot buy true attractiveness; that radiance which really shines forth in beauty is of the heart and spirit and not of the body.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Speaking as a minister it is my strong feeling that no man has a right to preach to a crowd that he has not prayed for.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Nowhere in the Word of God is there any text or passage or line that can be twisted or tortured into teaching that the organic living church of Jesus Christ just prior to His return will not have every...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

What else should we do with the Word of God but obey?

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We may as well face it: the whole level of spirituality among us is low. We have measured ourselves by ourselves until the incentive to seek higher plateaus in the things of the Spirit is all but gone...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

For millions of Christians, nevertheless, God is no more real than He is to the non-Christian. They go through life trying to love an ideal and be loyal to a mere principle.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Before the Christian Church goes into eclipse anywhere there must first be a corrupting of her simple basic theology. She simply gets a wrong answer to the question, ‘What is God like?’ and goes on...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We boast in the Lord but watch carefully that we never get caught depending on Him.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Low views of God destroy the gospel for all who hold them.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

What we need very badly these days is a company of Christians who are prepared to trust God as completely now as they know they must do at the last day... It would be better to invite God now to remove...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Pseudo faith always arranges a way out to serve in case God fails it. Real faith knows only one way and gladly allows itself to be stripped of any second way or makeshift substitutes. For true faith, it...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The task of the church is twofold: to spread Christianity throughout the world and to make sure that the Christianity she spreads is the pure New Testament kind.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Jesus our Lord is Prophet, Priest, and King. The concept is not new, yet many preachers never preach it, and many congregations never hear it.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The shallowness of our inner experience, the hollowness of our worship, and that servile imitation of the world which marks our promotional methods all testify that we, in this day, know God only imperfectly,...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

I have found God to be cordial and generous and in every way easy to live with.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Real faith invariably produces holiness of heart and righteousness of life.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Faith is not a once-done act, but a continuous gaze of the heart at the Triune God. Believing, then, is directing the hearts' attention to Jesus. It is lifting the mind to 'behold the Lamb of God,' and...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Made as we were in the image of God we scarcely find it strange to take again our God as our All. God was our original habitat and our hearts cannot but feel at home when they enter again that ancient...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Our Lord told His disciples that love and obedience were organically united. The final test of love is obedience.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The unattended garden will soon be overrun with weeds; the heart that fails to cultivate truth and root out error will shortly be a theological wilderness.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Prayer will become effective when we stop using it as a substitute for obedience.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Many's very human habit of trusting in himself is generally the last great obstacle blocking his pathway to victory in Christian experience.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Everything God does has purpose and intention behind that design. It is a master design, and every little thing has its proper place and function.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Now, brethren, this is one of our greatest faults in our Christian lives. We are allowing too many rivals of God. We actually have too many gods. We have too many irons in the fire. We have too much theology...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The cross stands high above the opinions of men and to that cross all opinions must come at last for judgment.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The church has lost her testimony. She has no longer anything to say to the world. Her once robust shout of assurance has faded away to an apologetic whisper. She who one time went out to declare now goes...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The idea that this world is a playground instead of a battleground has now been accepted in practice by the vast majority of Christians.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until he has hurt him deeply." God actually rises up storms of conflict in relationships at times in order to accomplish that deeper work in our character....

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Holiness, as taught in the Scriptures, is not based upon knowledge on our part. Rather, it is based upon the resurrected Christ in-dwelling us and changing us into His likeness.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The only cross in all of history that was turned into an altar was the cross on which Jesus Christ died. It was a Roman cross. They nailed Him on it, and God, in His majesty and mystery, turned it into...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

But the sons of this world have not God; they have only each other, and they walk holding to each other and looking to one another for assurance like frightened children.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The vague and tenuous hope that God is too kind to punish the ungodly has become a deadly opiate for the consciences of millions.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

To square the records, however, it should be said that if the Calvinist does not rise as high, he usually stays up longer. He places more emphasis on the Holy Scriptures which never change, while his opposite...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The man who is seriously convinced that he deserves hell is not likely to go there, while the man who believes that he is worthy of heaven will certainly never enter that blessed place.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Whenever you see confusion, you can be sure that something is wrong. Disorder in the world implies that something is out of place. Usually, at the heart of all disorder you will find man in rebellion against...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

All nature has come to expect from God a sense of orderliness. Whatever God does carries with it His fingerprint. And in the world around us His fingerprint of orderliness is evident to anybody who is...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

A satisfying prayer life elevates and purifies every act of body and mind and integrates the entire personality into a single spiritual unit. In the long pull we pray only as well as we live.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Much of our difficulty as seeking Christians stems from our unwillingness to take God as He is and adjust our lives accordingly. We insist upon trying to modify Him and bring Him nearer to our own image.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Let the seeking man reach a place where life and lips join to say continually, "Be thou exalted," and a thousand minor problems will be solved at once. His Christian life ceases to be the complicated thing...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

A man by his sin may waste himself, which is to waste that which on earth is most like God. This is man's greatest tragedy and God's heaviest grief.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

The widest thing in the universe is not space, it is the potential capacity of the human heart

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We must hide our unholiness in the wounds of Christ as Moses hid himself in the cleft of the rock while the glory of God passed by. We must take refuge from God in God. Above all we must believe that God...

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

With the goodness of God to desire our highest welfare, the wisdom of God to plan it, and the power of God to achieve it, what do we lack? Surely we are the most favored of all creatures.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

Grace is the good pleasure of God that inclines him to bestow benefits on the undeserving.

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Aiden Wilson Tozer

We can be in our day what the heroes of faith were in their day - but remember at the time they didn't know they were heroes.

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