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 TOZER - TRIALS AND PAIN: EASTER WITHOUT GOOD FRIDAY

December: Trials and Pain

The devil, things and people being what they are, it is necessary for
God to use the hammer, the file and the furnace in His holy work of
preparing a saint for true sainthood. It is doubtful whether God can
bless a man greatly until He has hurt him deeply.

The Root of the Righteous, 157.


December 11

Trials and Pain: Easter Without Good Friday

For to you it has been granted on behalf of Christ, not only to
believe in Him, but also to suffer for His sake.
--Philippians 1:29

...God will crucify without pity those whom He desires to raise
without measure!...

God wants to crucify us from head to foot-making our own powers
ridiculous and useless--in the desire to raise us without measure
for His glory and for our eternal good....

Willingness to suffer for Jesus' sake--this is what we have lost
from the Christian church. We want our Easter to come without the
necessity of a Good Friday. We forget that before the Redeemer
could rise and sing among His brethren He must first bow His head
and suffer among His brethren!

We forget so easily that in the spiritual life there must be the
darkness of the night before there can be the radiance of the
dawn. Before the life of resurrection can be known, there must be
the death that ends the dominion of self. It is a serious but a
blessed decision, this willingness to say, "I will follow Him no
matter what the cost. I will take the cross no matter how it
comes!" I Talk Back to the Devil, 96-99.

"Lord, this morning I come before You on my knees to say, 'I will
follow Him no matter what the cost. I will take the cross no
matter how it comes!' Amen."

 2011/12/11 9:51Profile





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