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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Wed, 28 Sep 2011 23:53:47 +1300
-by A W Tozer.

"But why do you call Me "Lord, Lord," and not do the things which 
I say?" - Luke 6:46.

It is my conviction that much, very much, prayer for and talk about  
revival these days is wasted energy. Ignoring the confusion of  
figures, I might say that it is hunger that appears to have no  
object; it is dreamy wishing that is too weak to produce moral 
action. It is fanaticism on a high level for,according to John 
Wesley, "a fanatic is one who seeks desired ends while ignoring 
the  constituted means to reach those ends."...

The correction of this error is extemely difficult for it entails more 
than a mere adjustment of our doctrinal beliefs; it strikes at the 
whole Adam-life and requires self-abnegation, humility and cross 
carrying. In short it requires obedience. And that we will do 
anything to escape.

It is almost unbelievable how far we will go to avoid obeying God. 
We call Jesus "Lord" and beg Him to rejuvenate our souls, but 
we are careful to do not the things He says. When faced with a 
sin, a  confession or a moral alteration in our life, we find it much 
easier to pray half a night than to obey God.  

-Please comment on this article at the website below-


Source - 'The Size of the Soul', pg 18-19.