Daily Thoughts Blog

Christian Liberty

The Apostle Paul and the Apostle Peter both give direct statements concerning the reality and responsibilities of Christian liberty. Combined together, they affirm and command both positives and negatives— Positives 1. All things (not directly prohibited by Scripture) are lawful. (1 Cor. 10:23) 2. The Christian is called to freedom. (Gal. 5:13) 3. Live as […]

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Continuance in Prayer

Continuance in Prayer “Could you not watch with me one hour?” – Matthew 26:40 Probably many of us would be discomposed by a mathematical estimate of our communion with God. We are often in a hurry in our devotions. How much actual time do we spend in them daily? Can it not be easily reckoned […]

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Vance Havner: 20th Century Prophet

Vance Havner (1901-1986) was one of the most prophetic voices in the American church in the 20th century. Like A. W. Tozer and Leonard Ravenhill, Havner was a voice crying in the wilderness. To read Havner’s 41 books and to hear his sermons online are a deep well of spiritual life and spiritual wisdom. Every […]

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The Wisdom of Tozer

What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us. God never hurries. There are no deadlines against which he must work. To know this is to quiet our spirits and relax our nerves. It is doubtful whether God can bless a man greatly until He has hurt […]

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Significant Truths to Emphasize

First, God is God. God is real. He is magnificent and good. God is wise and is more important than everybody and everything else in the universe. God is God. You’re not and I’m not. God is God, worthy to be worshiped and obeyed. Second, you are created in God’s image and designed to find […]

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The “Modern” Prayer for Revival

Lord, we are in a terrible day. There is Ebola. There is Isis. There is the breakdown of the home. Our morals are gone. Patriotism is outlawed by political correctness. Prayer in Jesus’ name is banned from the public square. Bible reading is forbidden in schools. Devil worship and the occult are gaining in influence. […]

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Christ baptizes with the Holy Spirit

A brother from London emailed me this question this month on Christ baptizing with the Holy Spirit; the following is the question and then my reply— “In John’s Gospel, chapter 1, there is a section that deals with the testimony of John the Baptist. In verse 33, he says that as opposed to himself, who […]

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Loving Preaching but not loving Christ

We may listen to a sermon with pleasure, while the impression produced on us is only temporary and short-lived. Our hearts, like the “stony ground”, may yield a plentiful crop of warm feelings and good resolutions. But all the time there may be no deeply-rooted work in our souls, and the first cold blast of […]

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Voices of Wisdom

The old cross slew men, but the new cross entertains them. The old cross condemned men, but the new cross amuses them. The old cross destroyed confidence in the flesh, but the new cross encourages it. – A. W. Tozer The one thing that is said to have surprised God is that the voice of […]

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The Power of God or the Organization of Man

We don’t know enough about the power of God working in the church, so we have committees where the unfit appoint the unwilling to do the unnecessary. But nothing is going to happen unless the power of the Lord comes down. – Vance Havner

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