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Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Glorious Knowledge Indeed



from A.W. Tozer

"This is not a new doctrine and it ought not to sound different and strange to us. Has not Christ made full atonement for us, and should we not renounce everything that would keep us from the conscious experience of knowing and receiving the Kingdom of God within us?

God's face is turned toward us. The famed lady Julian wrote long ago,'The precious amends our Lord hath made for man's sin have turned all our blame into endless honor!' Paul said it in this way, 'Where sin increased, grace increased all the more' (Romans 5:20b).

It is glorious knowledge indeed that the smiling face of God is turned toward us. Why, then, do we not capture the wondrous, divine illumination of our Savior, Jesus Christ? Why do we not know divine fire in our own souls? Why do we not strive to sense and experience the knowledge of exhilaration of reconciliation with God?

A cloud of concealment of our own making."

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