Divine Conquest Paperback – 13 Aug 1979
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A.W. Tozer (18971963) is the author of the timeless classic The Pursuit of God and more than 60 books and compilations. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The first half of the book speaks passionately of God's desire for man to be saved and the action He takes as He pursues or "conquers over" sinful man. The second half of the book deals with the sanctification of the one God has chosen, the power and promise of the indwelling Spirit, and the blessing of the Spirit-filled life.
Tozer plainly and forcefully sets forth the truth declared in the scripture: that before man may seek God, God must first seek man. His seamless movement from the election of God to the empowering presence of the Holy Spirit within those chosen of God is both refreshing and welcome in a day of rationalism and pragmatic theology. Tozer always places God in His rightful place of glory and honor. Calvinists will be uncomfortable with Tozer's synergistic approach to salvation and cessationists may feel uneasy in the later chapters of the book, but whatever theological persuasion you may be you cannot walk away from Tozer's writings without having caught a glimpse of the glory of the Almighty and the beauty of our Savior Jesus Christ.
Can a person become a believer in Christ and be no better than he was before? No! Real faith must always mean more than passive acceptance. A genuine encounter with the Savior should begin the "divine conquest" of our lives. Our life motives are changed and our inward drives made new.
Too often we "fear" the Spirit because we are nervous of being labeled charismatic. But in our re-treat from the extremes of the charismatic movement, we have gone too far and out-rightly neglected the doctrine of the spirit!
We Bible believing Christians need to put a moratorium on religious activity, and set our house in order. We need a period of self-examination. Only the Holy Spirit can show us what is wrong in our lives and prescribe a cure. We need an invasion of power from above! Tozier describes the Holy Spirit as buried dynamite. And its awesome power awaits discovery and use by the church.
When the spirit illuminates our heart, a part of us "sees" which never saw before. There is no truth apart from the Spirit. The most brilliant mind may be imbecilic when confronted with the mysteries of God. With the Spirit we can understand the deep things of God.
Those were just a few of the challenging thoughts in this book. When I finished reading this book, I actually turned right back to page one and started to read it again! So much in this book personally challenged me. I highly recommend it.
He goes on to point out that the people who made lasting contributions were the ones who experienced an encounter with God. He reminds us that "God hates artificiality and pretense."
Tozer's reflects hit the spot. He writes in such a way that a reader is inspired to meditate himself. This book will help you to focus on what is significant. I highly recommend it.