To regain her lost power, the church must see Heaven opened and have a transforming vision of God. . . . Not the utilitarian God who is having a run of popularity today, whose chief claim to men’s attention is His ability to bring them success in their various undertakings. . . . The God we must learn to know is the Majesty in the heavens.
~ A. W. Tozer, [The Knowledge of the Holy]
“If I look at the world, I will conform to ways of the world. If I look at the Word, I will conform to the will of God”
~ A.W. Tozer
How shall we think of the Spirit? A great deal can be learned about the Holy Spirit from the word spirit itself. Spirit means existence on a level above and beyond matter; it means life subsisting in another mode. Spirit is substance that has no weight, no dimension, no size nor extension in space. These qualities belong to matter and can have no application to spirit. Yet spirit has true being and is objectively real. If this is hard to visualize, just pass it up, for it is at best but a clumsy attempt of the mind to grasp that which is above the mind’s powers. And no harm is done if in our thinking about the Spirit we are forced by the limitations of our intellects to clothe Him in the familiar habiliments of material form.
So I say, live by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the sinful nature.
Spirit means existence on a level above and beyond matter; it means life subsisting in another mode. Spirit is substance that has no weight, no dimension, no size nor extension in space.
Holy Spirit, we long to know You, to have a personal encounter with You.