Wednesday, May 30, 2012

He will not revive mice

'The most critical need of the Church at this moment is men-the right kind of men, bold men. The talk is that we need revival, that we need a baptism of the Holy Spirit-and God knows we must have both-but God will not revive mice. He will not fill rabbits with the Holy Spirit.

We languish for men who feel themselves expendable in the warfare of the soul because they have already died to the allurements of this world. Such men will be free from compulsions that control weaker men. They will not be forced to do things by the squeeze of circumstances. Their only compulsion will come from within- or from above. This kind of freedom is necessary if we are to have prophets in our pulpits again instead of mascots'

A.W.Tozer, This World: Playground or Battleground?

From 'Epiphanies of the ordinary', Page 161

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