Prophet of old

You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.
Jeremiah 29:13

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(cross on the grounds of Drumcliff Church / Co Sligo, Ireland / Julie Cook / 2015)

“If Christianity is to receive a rejuvenation it must be by other means than any now being used.
If the church in the second half of the twentieth century (an may we now add 21st) is to recover from the injuries
she suffered in the first half, there must appear a new type of preacher.
The proper, ruler-of-the-synagogue type will never do.
Neither will the priestly type of man who carries out his duties,
takes his pay and asks no questions, nor the smooth-talking pastoral type who knows how to
make the Christian religion acceptable to everyone. All these have been tried and found wanting. Another kind of religious leader must arise among us.

He must be of the old prophet type,
a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a voice from the Throne.
When he comes (and I pray God there will not be one but many) he will stand in flat contradiction
to everything our smirking, smooth civilization holds dear.
He will contradict, denounce and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and
opposition of a large segment of Christendom.”

A.W.Tozer

8 comments on “Prophet of old

  1. Couldn’t agree more with what Tozer said. I’ve reading through the Prophets this year, starting with the Minor Prophets. I’m amazed at the audacity of what they shared with God’s people and the common thread that runs through each book. God loves you, Repent of your sins. Receive the promise of your salvation. We need that kind of Prophet in our day. As we seem to be coming closer to His return, I can’t help but believe that He won’t send His Prophets again to inspire a new hunger and thirst for Him.

  2. Julie, it is for this that we pray. How many years have we gone without one who tells it like it is, without restraint and with joy for God’s people and warnings for the rest. Still praying for you and you family. Have a blessed week. ~ Fran

  3. Love the quotes and that celtic cross. I think of you every day and I pray for you and your family as you traverse the path of this difficult and at times overwhelming journey. Love and hugs, N 🙂 ❤

  4. Today, from sea to shining sea, we have about 11,000 wimps in the pulpit who seem to care little about the free fall of our beloved American culture. Some of us have been sounding the alarm for sometime, but each ring of the bell seems to dissipate with little response.
    Compare the lifestyle of many believers today with that reflected in the book, “The Valley of Vision.” It is a book of prayers written by the Puritans. They were nothing like the well known stereotype.
    For now, go to http://isgenesishistory.com/. On Thursday, February 23rd at 7:00 pm, the movie “Is Genesis History” will be shown at 300 theaters. It is part of The Truth Project sponsored by Focus on the Family.
    This is huge! The movie provides massive scientific evidence that supports the Genesis account of history. The information is vital, because virtually every New Testament doctrine is rooted in the Book of Genesis. To the extent that believers find the theory of evolution plausible, evolution weakens faith, relationships, families, and the American culture.

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