Tag: Sin

Yes, Everything is Wrong . . . Until Jesus Makes It Right

A.W. Tozerby A.W. Tozer

Having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself . . . whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven. Colossians 1:20

Men and women without God are helpless and hopeless human beings. We do well to remember that sin is to the human nature what cancer is to the human body! Who can argue with the fact that sin has ruined us? Our feverish activity is only one sign of what is wrong with us—sin has plunged us into the depths and so marked us with mortality that we have become brother to the clay. But God never meant it to be so.

I recall being invited to speak at a summer conference where much of the emphasis is upon fun and amusement and jokes, something like Hollywood, I suppose. After my sessions there, the pastor-director told me frankly of his wife’s reaction: “Honey, after listening to Dr. Tozer, can it be true that there isn’t anything good in this world?” Well, I know she had a Bible in her house and I consider her query one of the foolish questions of our times. Of course the world makes its own argument that there are things that can be considered good on the human level-but they belong to us only for a brief day. Nothing is divinely good until it bears the imprint of our Lord Jesus Christ! Men and women may argue and make excuses, but it does not change the fact that in our human society we are completely surrounded by three marks of the ancient curse: everything is recent, temporal and transient! That is why the Holy Spirit whispers faithfully, reminding us of the Christ of God, eternity walking in flesh, God Almighty come to live among us and to save—actually to give us eternity!

by A.W. Tozer

The Position Of Victory

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

In a critical moment in Jehoshaphat’s reign, God gives His people a prophetic Word. He says this: “You need not fight in this battle, station yourselves, stand and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf…” In this is a secret of living a victorious life. The key is in the words “station yourselves.

God wants you to have victory in your life; victory over sin, over bondage, and over attacks from the enemy. It’s His will to bring you victory. But just as it was with the people in Jehoshaphat’s time, there’s something you have to do. You need to station yourself in the proper position for that victory. If you’re stationing yourself in front of the TV all day, you’re not in position for victory. If you’re stationing yourself in thoughts of fear, worry, anxiety, depression, you’re not in position for victory. If you’re stationing yourself to fall into sin, you’re not in position. Station yourself in the will and Word of God. Do what He says, step out in faith, and believe His promises – and you will be in position – stationed for victory.

Today’s Mission

Today, in whatever situation you’re facing, station yourself for victory by standing on the Word that God has given you. Stand and see your victory!

by Jonathan Cahn