Tozer on Leadership - Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Revival: How Much Does Revival Cost?
I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you. I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people. -Leviticus 26:11-12
So we sit down to have a board meeting. What are we going to do to stir ourselves up? Who can we get? Where will we look? We forget that all the time Jehovah is present. "I am Jehovah shammah; I am in the midst of you. Why don't you talk to me?" No, we don't ask Him.
"I am your banner of victory." But we say, "I just wonder how much it will cost?" How much does a revival cost? Absolutely nothing and absolutely everything-that is how much it will cost. It will cost not one dime, and it will cost everything we have. You cannot import it by flying someone in from New Zealand. How many of these blessed preachers have come in from Ireland and England? They did some big things over there, we heard, so we flew them in and they never got anywhere. I never saw anything result from trying to import God. He does not fly over in a jet. He says, "I am Jehovah; I am with you. I am where you are; I am here now. Call on me." Rut, Rot or Revival: The Condition of the Church, 158-159.
"I call upon You this morning, Jehovah. Right here in my study, as I prepare to fulfill the ministry to which You have called me today-I call upon You here and now to work a mighty work in and through me. Amen."
Reprinted from Tozer on Christian Leadership by A.W. Tozer, copyright © 2001 by Zur Ltd. Used by permission of WingSpread Publishers, a division of Zur Ltd.
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