I love the dead guys. They sought God and sought understanding of God.
Men like E.W. Bullinger, A.W. Tozer, Leonard Ravenhill, and Art Katz. The didn’t have an inkling of the prosperity gospel or purpose driven or all the other garbage that is out there now. They looked to the Word for their very life. They prayed until they could pray no more. They spoke of the Trinity with a reverance that is not seen much now a days. They were holy men seeking a Holy God. Just a snippet here tonight from E.W. Bullinger.
The Christian’s Greatest Need
by E.W. Bullinger
There is one thing that the Christian needs more than he needs any other thing: one thing on which all others rest; and on which all others turn.
It is certain from the Word of God, and also from our own experience, that “we know not what we should pray for as we ought”. But “the Spirit Himself helpeth our infirmities” (Rom_8:26). He knoweth what we should pray for. He knoweth what we need. He maketh intercession for us and in us. He teacheth us how to pray, and in Eph_1:17, we have His prayer set forth in these words: “that the God of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of glory, may give unto you the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of him.”
This, then, must be our greatest need: A true knowledge of God.
A.W. Tozer’s book The Knowledge of the Holy is a must read for any Christian. I bought that book when I was traveling and read it on the plane on the way home. I found my self worshiping that Holy God on that airplane because Tozer gave me a visual of who that Holy God is. It was wonderful.
These “dead guys” understood the foundations of our faith and didn’t have time for all of the false teaching, false prophecy and outright deceit that is rampant today.
I pray that for all of you that are seeking the TRUE God, that you pick up one of their books or listen to one of their teachings. You will certainly see what I mean. A great website for downloading teachings is sermonindex.net. I highly recommend it.