By Paul Dawn On Oct 25, 2004

Sitting here on the porch reading an awesome book called “The Knowledge of The Holy” by A.W. Tozer. This is an awesome book, published in 1961. Mr. Tozer passed away in 1963 and many of his books have been republished. At Crossmap in the library section, you can find hundreds of articles by Tozer as well as other worthy reads by such men as Leonard Ravenhill, Alan Redpath, Andrew Murray and many others. Most of these men that I have read take you right to the heart of God.

In the preface Tozer talks about the church, about Christians losing the sense of the Majesty of God, that unaware, over time, she, the church, universal lost the awesome awareness of the King of Kings, of the Lord, of our Father.

He says “with the loss of the sense of the majesty has come the further loss of religious awe and consciousness of the divine presence.” It ought to be when we come together in our churches, in our places of worship, or where two or three are gathered together, that we can come with an expectancy, an awareness that we are coming into the presence of God and we should be in awe of this honor that we have.

Tozer says further “we have lost our Spirit of worship and ability to withdraw inwardly to meet our God in adoring silence.” This is what our Father is wanting to do. To bring us into a place of worship, into that place that we are consumed by an awareness of who He is and in silence adoring Him, soaking in His presence as spirit ministers to spirit, that the divine presence of God brings healing inwardly. Bringing restoration as we simply behold Him in adoration, in silence, heart to heart.

Tozer also says “Modern Christianity [1961] is simply not producing the kind of Christian who can appreciate or experience the life in the Spirit.” That the words, “Be Still and Know that I am God” mean next to nothing to the self-confident bustling worshiper in the middle period of the twentieth century" and he also says, “The decline of the knowledge of the Holy has brought on our troubles. A rediscovery of the Majesty of God will go a long way toward curing them.”

The Lord want’s to bring us back to that place in our walk and relationship with Him that we learn what it means to walk in the Spirit, to walk in the presence of the Lord. That we will truly learn what it means to be still and know God, to know Him intimately.

Indeed we as the Body of Christ, as the Church, as His sons and daughters need to rediscover the majesty, the awesomeness of our Father, of our Lord and Saviour. We need to remember that when we come together in His name, that He is in our midst, at church or even here on the front porch we can experience the awesomeness of our Father.

We are being brought back to that place of intimacy, to that which He purposed from the very beginning, that place of knowing Him, of knowing our Father intimately and learning anew about His Majesty. Of learning to worship Him, to be caught up in who He is and learn a new what it means to truly sing, to praise Him and hold Him in Adoration.

That our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ is bringing us back to that place of knowing Him, of knowing our Father and that they are revealing themselves to us each day as we draw close to them, as we allow the Holy Spirit to make us aware of the Majesty and Awesomeness of our Heavenly Father, who allows us as His sons and daughters to enter into His presence and say, “Abba Father, be the strength in me. Allow us today, this day to reflect on who You are and what You want to be in us, as your children, as your sons and daughters, as we come into Your presence.”

Till Later,

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