“When Christ came with His blazing spiritual penetration and His fine moral sensitivity He appeared to the Pharisee to be another kind of religion, which indeed He was if the world had only understood. He could see the soul of the text while the Pharisee could only see the body, and he could always prove Christ wrong by an appeal to the letter of the law or to an interpretation hallowed by tradition. The breach between them was to great to permit them to coexist; so the Pharisee, who was in a position to do it, had the young seer put to death. So it has always been, and so I suppose it will always be till the earth is filled with the knowledge of the Lord as the waters cover the seas.” A. W. Tozer wrote this 50 years ago in his book “Born After Midnight” and if it was true then it is more true now.

There is a worldwide movement toward traditionalism, legalism, form, religious entertainment, cheap grace, and a nominal and lukewarm attitude are replacing the true wonder and miraculous power of the Gospel of Christ. Nothing has really changed except for the few, very few, that know His voice and are led by the Holy Spirit…The question is; Are you? Am I?

Come gracious Spirit heavenly dove,
With light and comfort from above;
Be Thou our guardian, Thou our guide,
O’er every thought and step preside

The light of truth to us display,
And make us know and choose thy way;
Plant Holy fear in every heart,
That we from God may ne’er depart…(Come Gracious Spirit, Heavenly Dove)