[anzac] A GEM from TOZER

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From: "REVIVAL List" <prophetic@...>
Date: Fri, 21 Sep 2007 09:40:46 -0700
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"SELF & the CROSS"

-from A.W Tozer's book, "The Pursuit of God".

"Self is the opaque veil that hides the face of God from us. It can be
removed only in spiritual experience, never by mere instruction. We dare
not rest content with a neat doctrine of self-crucifixion. That is to
imitate Saul and spare the best of the sheep and the oxen. We must
invite the cross to do its deadly work within us. We must bring our
self-sins to the cross for judgement. It is never fun to die. To rip
through the dear and tender stuff of which life is made can never be
anything but deeply painful. Yet that is what the cross did to Jesus and
it is what the cross would do to every man to set him free. The cross is
rough and it is deadly, but it is effective. It does not keep its victim
hanging there for ever. There comes a moment when its work is finished
and the suffering victim dies. After that is resurrection glory and
power, and the pain is forgotten for the joy that that veil is taken
away and we have entered, in actual spiritual experience, the Presence
of the Living God".  [pages 46-47]     [Fwded by- T. Hardcastle].