Month: August 2020

A Believing Remnant

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Even so then at this present time also there is a remnant according to the election of grace. Romans 11:5

What is God trying to do with His believing people? The Bible calls us a remnant according to grace, believers taken out of the great, teeming swarm of so-called religious people in today’s world. I am inclined to join others in wondering if the Lord is postponing His coming because He is trying to get His Bride ready? For years it has been the popular idea in evangelical Christianity that the whole Body of believers in Christ would rise like a flock of frightened birds when the Lord comes. But A.B. Simpson and William MacArthur and others in the past generation said, “Oh no! The Lord will take with Him those who are prepared and ready for His coming!” I do not presume to give an answer satisfying to everyone in our churches. But I know that many Christians are too smug about this, saying in effect, “I am converted to Christ through grace, so I can live as I please!” Of some things we cannot be dogmatic; but we know this for sure: God has no halfway house between heaven and hell, where He takes us to fumigate us!

by A.W. Tozer

Sweet Surrender

A.B. Simpsonby A.B. Simpson

The people shall be [a freewill offering] in the day of thy power —Psalm 110:3

This is what the term consecration properly means. It is the voluntary or self-offering of the heart, by the constraint of love, to be the Lord’s. Its glad expression is, I am my beloved’s (Song of Solomon 6:3).

Surrender must spring, of course, from faith. There must be the full confidence that we are safe in this abandonment, that we are not falling over a precipice or surrendering ourselves to the hands of a judge but we are sinking into a Father’s arms and stepping into an infinite inheritance!

It is an infinite privilege to be permitted to relinquish ourselves to One who pledges Himself to make us all that we would love to be, yes, all that His infinite wisdom, power and love will delight to accomplish in us. It is the clay yielding itself to the potter’s hands that it may be shaped into a vessel of honor meet for the Master’s use. It is the poor street waif consenting to become the child of a prince in order that he may be educated, provided for and prepared to inherit all the wealth of his guardian.

by A.B. Simpson