Gleaning from God's Men
LEARNING FROM MEN WITH BEAUTIFUL SPIRITS
There is a vast wealth of riches to be found in the lives and teachings of God's faithful men. This page offers some nuggets we believe will enrich your walk, your understanding and your love for the Lord. Enjoy!
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Here is a selection of clips from a brother in Christ named Paul Washer. A man who (like any we might add to this page), shows the marks of one who has been in the throne-room of God. The very first video will show precisely what we mean by that. These men are driven by a passion for the Lord which runs so deep, they happily waste themselves on Him. In the words of A.W. Tozer they are those: "who have been pierced with the arrow of infinite desire, who yearn for God with a yearning that has overcome them, who long with a longing that has become pain."
In our day and age it seems most preachers have given in to the itching ears of men (2 Timothy 4:3), preaching words which comfort their audience instead of conforming their flock to the image of Christ. Paul Washer is a rare champion of God's truth in a day of compromise.
Truly a man after God's heart. Tozer spoke with an uncompromising passion for God's truth and was often rejected for it. But nothing could dissuade him from calling men back to the God he knew intimately. His consuming love of his Lord is evident in all his works, but we were most deeply moved by, "The Knowledge of the Holy". It will be a treasure for anyone wanting to expand their understanding of the depths and infinitude of God. His greatest classic also deserves mention, "The Pursuit of God".
“What I am anxious to see in Christian believers is a beautiful paradox. I want to see in them the joy of finding God while at the same time they are blessedly pursuing Him. I want to see in them the great joy of having God yet always wanting Him.” - A.W.Tozer
A man of God with a rich love for His Word and a keen understanding of it. Austin-Sparks is little-known only because he refused to allow his work to be sold at a profit. Clearly that doesn't make them any less precious, but it does mean they have had less circulation. His entire body of works can be downloaded for free from: www.austin-sparks.net
“ [Jesus said], 'I am the Way; I am the Truth; I am the Life; I am the Shepherd; I am the Vine; I am the Resurrection.' It is a Person. It is that which lies behind everything. Christianity is Christ. Christ is Christianity. That is where it all begins and it never departs from HIM. The development of the Christian life is only the development of Jesus Christ in the life.” - T. Austin-Sparks
A man with exceptional insight in spiritual governing dynamics and the work of the Holy Spirit in us. His passion was for the spiritual growth of God's children. He was finally imprisoned for his faith and spent 20 years there until his death. Though his writing style is tricky, it is well worth getting to know his works. We highly recommend "The Normal Christian Life" and "The Release of the Spirit", for the more mature believer.
“Genuine spiritual knowledge lies not in wonderful and mysterious thoughts but in actual spiritual experience through union of the believer's life with truth.” - Watchman Nee