Paul N. F. (23 May 2011)


By A. W. Tozer

    As he reasoned of righteousness, temperance, and judgment
to come, Felix trembled.                                   - Acts 24:25

     We who rejoice in the blessings that have come to us
through the Savior, need to bear in mind that the gospel
is not good news only!

     The message of the Cross is good news indeed for the
penitent, but to those who obey not the gospel it carries
an overtone of warning.

     The Spirit's ministry to the impenitent world is to tell of
sin and righteousness and judgment.  For sinners who
want to cease being willful sinners and become obedient
children of God, the gospel message is one of unqualified
peace, but it is by its very nature also an arbiter of the
future destinies of man.

     Actually, the message of the gospel may be received in
either of two ways: in word only without power, or in word
with power.

The truth received in power shifts the bases of life from
Adam to Christ - a new and different Spirit enters the
personality and makes the believing man new in every
department of his being!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.