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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

On Removing Doubts

"He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water" (John 7:38)

That every Christian can be and should be filled with the Holy Spirit would hardly seem to be a matter for debate among Christians. Yet some will argue that the Holy Spirit is not for plain Christians.

I want here boldly to assert that it is my happy belief that every Christian can have a copious outpouring of the Holy Spirit in a measure far beyond that received at conversion, and I might also say, far beyond that enjoyed by the rank and file of orthodox believers today.

It is important that we get this straight, for until doubts are removed faith is impossible. God will not surprise a doubting heart with an effusion of the Holy Spirit, nor will He fill anyone who has doctrinal questions about the possibility of being filled.

Doubt ... opens the door to satan and he rushes in to sow tares in the wheat. But faith keeps the door of the heart; faith retains the grace and presence of God, and so the just not only shall, but do, live by faith.

~A. W. Tozer~

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