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The Holy Spirit: Wide Eyed Fanatics, by A.W. Tozer
 

 *"Do not quench the Spirit. Do not despise prophecies. Test all things;
hold fast what is good"
*--1 Thessalonians 5:19-21

This is a crude illustration, but let me tell you what we did after
planting a field of corn when I was a young fellow in Pennsylvania.
To save the field of corn from the crows, we would shoot an old crow
and hang him by his heels in the middle of the field. This was
supposed to scare off all of the crows for miles around. The crows
would hold a conference and say, "Look, there is a field of corn
but don't go near it. I saw a dead crow over there!"

That's the kind of conference that Satan calls, and that is exactly
what he has done. He has taken some fanatical, weird, wild-eyed
Christians who do things that they shouldn't, and he has stationed
them in the middle of God's cornfield, and warns, "Now, don't you go
near that doctrine about the Holy Spirit because if you do, you will
act just like these wild-eyed fanatics." The Counselor, 63.

"Keep us, Lord, from shying away from such valuable truth and
experience as the ministry of the Holy Spirit because of the
excesses of a few fanatics. We lose too much, and we can't afford
the loss. Amen."


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