The trend in pulpits today is to steer clear from the word of God and for going for all the trendy methods that weak Christianity today is producing. A. W. Tozer has written concerning this weakness among men of God:
“We languish for men who feel themselves expendable in the warfare of the soul, who cannot be frightened by threats of death because they have already died to the allurements of this world. Such men will be free from the compulsions that control weaker men. They will not be forced to do things by the squeeze of circumstances; their only compulsion will come from within–or from above.”
We need to face the fact that the world has gotten into the church, because the world has gotten into men of God. There needs to be a new freedom in the hearts of men of God to preach what God says, instead of what man says. Again, A.W. Tozer:
“This kind of freedom is necessary if we are to have prophets in our pulpits again instead of mascots. These free men will serve God and man kind from motives too high to be understood by the rank and file of religious retainers who today shuttle in and out of the sanctuary. They will make no decisions out of fear, take no course out of a desire to please, accept no service for financial considerations, perform no religious act out of mere custom; nor will they allow themselves to be influenced by the love of publicity or the desire for reputation.”
Any man sensing the call from God to preach needs to be sure it is God speaking to him and to stay faithful to the Bible. The day you feel the fear of man more than the fear of God, is the day that you should get away from the pulpit and seek God in humility until God’s Holy Spirit gets you over that fear of man, and fills you so full of the fear and the love of God for the lost and for making true disciples of Christ that you cannot be quiet about it. If you are faithful to God as a man of God, then God will take care of the rest!
Tozer was right! We need men of God again!