highest that can be said of any creature is that it fulfilled the purpose for
which God made it," says A.W. Tozer. So what is holding you back from
being all God wants you to be? Are you still holding on to past sins? Do memories
of your spiritual failures haunt you? Or maybe you want to stay in control and
not become one of those "fanatical" Christians?
this collection of sermons first preached to his Chicago
congregation, Tozer tells us "it is one of the devil’s oldest tricks to
discourage the saints by causing them to look back at what they were."
Indeed, Satan has been in the business of intimidating and silencing the people
of God for a very long time. Tozer himself felt attacked by the devil even as
he prepared these sermons.
as we "press forward into maturity in Christ," we are armed with
great strength to engage in battle with that great adversary, the devil! We can
stand up to the devil and shout: "I am a child of God! I will not take
this any longer, and I remind you that the forgiveness and cleansing I have
freely received comes from Jesus Christ!"