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Thursday, March 6, 2014

God Will Manifest Himself

"And the Lord God called unto Adam, and said unto him, Where art thou?" (Genesis 3:9)

If God is present at every point in space, if we cannot go where He is not, cannot even conceive of a place where He is not, why then has not that Presence become the one universally celebrated fact of the world?

The Presence and the manifestation of the Presence are not the same. There can be the one without the other. God is here when we are wholly unaware of it. He is manifest only when and as we are aware of His Presence.

On our part, there must be surrender to the Spirit of God, for His work is to show us the Father and the Son. If we cooperate with Him in loving obedience, God will manifest Himself to us, and that manifestation will be the difference between a nominal Christian life and a life radiant with the light of His face.

Oh, may He come to us now and light up the sanctuary of our hearts until they shall shine like the chambers above! May He open to our vision His own immediate, everlasting presence! Amen!

~A. W. Tozer~

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