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The Saint Must Walk Alone – A. W. Tozer / Classic Christian Audio Books

An excerpt form the book, “Man – The Dwelling Place of God”

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Shortly before his death, Tozer wrote: “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.” I am convinced that Aiden Wilson Tozer himself was such a man.

In his 1948 classic The Pursuit of God, Tozer challenged the stiff and wooden quality of many Christian lives. He noted: “Complacency is the deadly foe of all spiritual growth. Acute desire must be present or there will be no manifestation of Christ to His people.” Indeed, Tozer believed that thirst for God was the sign of coming revival.

Tozer’s passion for a deeper knowledge of God led him to study the great devotional writers of the past. “These people know God, and I want to know what they know about God and how they came to know it,” he observed. Prayer and worship were the hallmarks of his life. One biographer states that his preaching as well as his writings were simply an extension of his prayer life. Another noted that Tozer spent more time on his knees than at his desk.

He called for a return to astonishment and wonder at the majesty of God. Then he added: “The God of the modern evangelical rarely astonishes anybody. He manages to stay pretty much within the constitution;very well-behaved, very denominational and very much one of us.”

In modern evangelicalism, contended Tozer, we work, we have our agendas–in fact, we have almost everything except the spirit of true worship. He defined worship as a humbling but delightful sense of admiring awe, astonished wonder and overpowering love in the presence of the unspeakable Majesty. He reminded the pastors, “We’re here to be worshippers first and workers only second; Out of enraptured, admiring, adoring souls God does His work. The work done by a worshipper will have eternity in it.”

Tozer believed that worship rises and falls with our concept of God and that if there was one terrible disease in the modern church, it was that we do not see God as great as He is: “We’re too familiar with God. …that is why I do not believe in these half-converted cowboys who call God `the Man Upstairs’.”

In the Preface to The Knowledge of the Holy, his last book, Tozer stated how important our view of God is: “The church has surrendered her once lofty concept of God and has substituted for it one so low, so ignoble as to be utterly unworthy of thinking, worshipping men. .. A whole new philosophy of the Christian life has resulted from this one basic error.”

Tozer addressed the state of the evangelical church even more bluntly in Keys to the Deeper Life. In a chapter entitled “No Revival Without Reformation”, he stated: “A widespread revival of the kind of Christianity we know today in America might prove to be a moral tragedy from which we would not recover in a hundred years.” The imperative need of the day, he affirmed, was not simply revival but a radical reformation that went to the root of our moral and spiritual maladies: “Prayer for revival will prevail when it is accompanied by radical amendment of life; not before.”

Please watch: “A Call to Separation – A. W. Pink Christian Audio Books / Don’t be Unequally Yoked / Be Ye Separate”


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Christian Sermons and Audio Books A large video collection of Christian Sermons and Audio Books of men greatly used of God, such as: Charles Spurgeon, Jonathan Edwards, A.W. Tozer, A.W. Pink, John Owen, Andrew Murray, John MacArthur, E.M. Bounds, John Bunyan, George Whitefield, the Puritans and many more, covering topics on many aspects of the Christian life. You will also find some classic hymns and my original contemporary Scripture / Praise and Worship songs. May your time spent here be blessed. "In fact, there is no worship of God that is better than the hearing of a sermon." - Charles Spurgeon "He must increase, but I must decrease." (John 3:30)

Comment (44)

  1. Man I'm almost to tears how true his statements. I don't know who you are that shares these audios but thanks you again. I notice people today hate this preaching! Again thank you!

  2. My wife and daughter moved out on the same day. My other daughters had lives as young adults, limited contact. The alone time with Jesus was all I had. I knew it was planned. I went through so many things relying completely on Jesus. The people that did make it through were used for trials by the enemy. The enemy communicated through friends and family. The very best times looking back were my low points, broken heart and spiritual battles with thise closest to me. It's because there is only one way to experience the greatness of GOD is when you are at your lowest. When my heart was broken emotionally and physically I had the most amazing realization of who Jesus is. It was worth every moment. I would not have any other life.
    If you truly die to self and give everything to GOD then there will never be a situation that exceeds the commitment. I fear nothing because I have nothing I am not prepared to lose.

  3. You can tell the difference between this new babble that massages the conscience and truth that can touch the soul. You can slightly pay attention to babble and still get the concept with of course no effect other than negative. But to hear this you gotta turn everything off.. to listen..

  4. I've spent so long feeling like an outcast within the church. Why is speaking about taking God at his Word and trusting Him and then acting in that faith such a "radical" thing. Now I understand what the live recording of Tozer with the title about the miracle following the plow was about. It is about Churchianity VS Christianity. Such perfect words for what I've been so confused about for so long.

  5. I want complete wilderness time.
    We have to many distractions in this world that can affect a Christians walk. Phones, technology, tv, and everything else that brings a Christian from experiencing Gods full divine revelation and light.
    I want to experience Gods full light.
    Fellowship is SO much important brethren, but also fell with Jesus Christ is much needed.
    I'm doing this completely now.
    A. W. Tozer was a man of God with wisdom.
    Thank you for this video.
    God Bless.

  6. Tonight I was trying to share my newest revelation from a God that I will not be hear by people for their ears and eyes aren’t in the same light of the Lord. I told him how I struggled with people because they never hear me and they think I’ve said something I didn’t and they attack me, in error. The very thing I was trying to tell my friend, it happened in that conversation and began attacking me. I was silent for I knew my testing was upon me. The lesson is for me to be remain calm and understand they’re not where I am so they cannot see me.

    I was accepting of this for if you want to lead the sheep they’re not in the light as you’re in the light. So after he left I am alone and thought I’d trying hearing from Tozer for the first time as he was recommended to me. I went through a long list and nothing jumped out at me. This drew my attention since it was shorter. They way my feeds are, you can’t see the entire title. So I thought, I’ll click this one and see what it’s about. Wow! It’s a message on walking alone!! It’s as if God in Heaven spoke directly to me. This is my last eat lesson and tonight confirmed it completely for me. God is good always. We are alone being at a place people can’t see or hear when we are so close to God but praise God that He is strong and near for us. I love God forevermore! Amen.

  7. I feel alone quite often. Only my husband is on the same page as I am. I am so grateful for him. God knew I would need at least one person to understand and share y passion for Christ. We feel very strange in this world. But I'd rather that than to feel at home.

  8. Even before I was saved I was alone, now as a Christian I walk alone. Yesterday I felt alone and felt such shame, a man at church asked me who I hung around with and I said "really no one" and it brought tears to my eyes. This morning as I was getting ready for work I looked up Christian Sermons on YT, no special subject, but this video was the one that came up. OH that was GOD. This is the way he has made me. So I rejoice in my aloneness!

  9. Thank you Lord for this confirmation. I did not realize how lonely the journey would be. An introvert from a teenager into adulthood.. after I became saved I was able to understand why I had very few friends, because You set me apart… but I was not prepared for my own family mocking and resisting my faith. I was not prepared for my eyes opening to my sin and growing in Christ, and not being able to share it. I thought that because my husband and I were baptized at the same time, our journey's would be identical. I thought that as I ran my race, I would be able to look around and see some familiar faces… some behind, some ahead… some running at the same pace… but I see no one on the path but me.

  10. Hallelujah! I see nothing wrong with being alone cause the worst influence in my life came from so called friends.
    Jeremiah 9:4
    Take ye heed every one of his neighbour, and trust ye not in any brother: for every brother will utterly supplant, and every neighbour will walk with slanders.

  11. So many of us are experiencing this right now ! I send my love to all my brothers and sisters in Christ one day we will all meet in heaven and never be lonely any more xx until then we keep our hearts and minds on eternity and our saviour this has helped me be at peace

  12. We sing "To Be Like Jesus" but are naively clueless about the weighty meaning of the words. Song of Solomon says "who is this coming up from the wilderness, leaning on her beloved?" There is no coming out of our wilderness places, until we truly learn to lean upon our Beloved. But that process of leaning on Him often entails a "Jacob's limp" and a "Paul's thorn in the flesh" and Jesus' very own "will you also go away?"
    I feel my midnight "chapter" of the book of my life has actually encompassed most of my life. Yet, I still pray "NO price is too great to pay for God's anointing in my life", "NO price is too great for God's will, purpose, and plan to be done in and thru my life", and "NO price is too great to pay for Christ to be formed in me, the Hope of Glory."

  13. "Christ was crucified because he would have nothing to do with the crowd (even though he addressed himself to all). He did not want to form a party, an interest group, a mass movement, but wanted to be what he was, the truth, which is related to the single individual. Therefore everyone who will genuinely serve the truth is by that very fact a martyr. To win a crowd is no art; for that only untruth is needed, nonsense, and a little knowledge of human passions. But no witness to the truth dares to get involved with the crowd." – Søren Kierkegaard

  14. It’s this kind of thought / soul provoking mind, and commitment to Scripture that will keep giving, serve a much needed cup of cold water, and provide oxygen for the soul for an uncompromising follower of God who resides in the presence of Christ.

  15. "Better to offend all men than God."-Thomas Wilson
    You don't have to do anything to offend the world or the worldly church, except be. To exist reminds the self-righteous that he is as vulnerable to suffering as anyone else, and he will not thank you for the reminder. How man hates to suffer, and how little he worries about inflicting suffering on others! But "we have not an high priest Who does not agonize together with us in our weaknesses" (Heb. 4:15).