WHO HEARS THE CALL OF GOD?
By A. W. Tozer
Lord, to whom shall we go? thou hast the words of
eternal life. - John 6:68
Who can deny that there are certain persons who,
though still unconverted, nevertheless differ from the
crowd, marked out of God, stricken with an interior
wound and susceptible to the call of God?
In the prayer of Jesus in John 17:11, He said:
And now I am no more in the world, but these are in
the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through
thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that
they may be one, as we are.
Surely no man is ever the same after God has
laid His hand upon him. He will have certain marks,
perhaps some not easy to detect.
First might be a deep reverence for divine things. A
sense of the sacred must be present or there can be no
receptivity to God and truth.
Another mark is great moral sensitivity. When God
begins to work in a man to bring him to salvation, He
makes him acutely sensitive to evil.
Another mark of the Spirit's working is a mighty moral
discontent. It does take a work of God in a man to sour
him on the world and to turn him against himself; yet
until this has happened he is psychologically unable to
repent and believe!
Yours in Christ,
Paul N. F.