Posted by: Hugh Griffiths | May 5, 2006

Perspectives

The church without the Spirit is as helpless as Israel might have been in the wilderness if the fiery cloud had deserted them. The Holy Spirit is our cloud by day and our fire by night. Without him we only wander aimlessly about the desert.

The church can have light only as it is full of the Spirit, and it can be full only as the members that compose it are filled individually. Furthermore no one can be filled until he is convinced that being filled is a part of the total plan of God in redemption; that is, nothing added or extra, nothing strange or queer, but a proper and spiritual operation of God, based upon and growing out of the work of Christ in atonement.

A W Tozer, Leaning into the Wind (p.52 Kingsway, 1985)

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