Scribes and Prophets   9 comments

“Hearts that are ‘fit to break’ with love for the Godhead are those who have been in the Presence and have looked with opened eye upon the majesty of Deity. Men of the breaking hearts had a quality about them not known to or understood by common men. They habitually spoke with spiritual authority. They had been in the Presence of God and they reported what they saw there. They were prophets, not scribes, for the scribe tells us what he has read, and the prophet tells what he has seen.

“The distinction is not an imaginary one. Between the scribe who has read and the prophet who has seen there is a difference as wide as the sea. We are today overrun with orthodox scribes, but the prophets, where are they? The hard voice of the scribe sounds over evangelicalism, but the Church waits for the tender voice of the saint who has penetrated the veil and has gazed with inward eye upon the Wonder that is God.” (The Pursuit of God)

–A.W. Tozer

“Not all praying men are prophets, but all prophets are praying men.”

–Leonard Ravenhill

A Prophet’s Eyes

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  4. Excellent word from Mr. Tozer! He walked alone for most of his life, because he was a true prophet, warning and exposing the dry, barren “church”.

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