Amazingly enough, and despite all the re-education process spewed at us by the Ecumenical Church of Deceit of new evangelicalism who is doing her best to please her harlot mother the apostate Church of Rome and undo the the Lord’s Reformation. However God has always been able to manage to call out His children without the help of man.

Undoubtedly the Father has chosen to advance His Gospel through the foolishness of preaching but His intention has always been for us to lift up Jesus Christ and Him crucified. Modern Church Growth experts, of course, think that today they have come up with a better way but as you will see in the following teaching from C.H. Spurgeon he was dealing with the same kind of foolishness…

“How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine, and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone astray?” (Matthew 18:12, KJV)

There is a tendency, apparent at this present time, to think little of the conversion of individuals and to look upon the work of the Holy Spirit upon each separate person as much too slow a business for this progressive age. I am bold to assert that if ever we despise the method of individual conversion, we shall get into an unsound order of business altogether and find ourselves wrecked upon the rocks of hypocrisy.

Even in those right glorious times when the Gospel shall have the freest course, and run the most quickly, and be the most glorified, its progress will still be after the former manner of the conviction, conversion, and sanctification of individuals, who shall each one believe and be baptized, according to the Word of the Lord.

I fear lest in any of you there should be even the least measure of despising the one lost because of the large and philosophical methods that are now so loudly cried up. If the wandering are to be brought in in vast numbers, as I pray they may be, yet must it be accomplished by the bringing of them one by one.

To attempt national regeneration without personal regeneration is to dream of erecting a house without separate bricks. Let us settle in our minds that we cannot do better than obey the example of our Lord Jesus and go after the one sheep that has gone astray. (At the Master’s Feet, November 10)

And to this sage advice A.W. Tozer would add this bit of his own godly wisdom:

The whole Bible and all past history unite to teach that battles are always won before the armies take the field. The critical moment for any army is not the day it engages the foe in actual combat; it is the day before or the month before or the year before…

Preparation is vital. The rule is, prepare or fail. Luck and bluster will do for a while, but the law will catch up with us sooner or later, usually sooner…

It did not take Moses long to lead the children of Israel out through the Red Sea to deliverance and freedom; but his fittedness to lead them out was the result of years of hard discipline. It took David only a few minutes to dispose of Goliath; but he had beaten the giant long before in the person of the lion and the bear…

Preparation is vital. Let this be noted by everyone. We can seek God today and get prepared to meet temptation tomorrow; but if we meet the enemy without first having met God, the outcome is not conjectural; the issue is already decided. We can only lose. (NCA, 077-079)

“Lord, quiet my heart this morning and feed me from Your Word. I can’t enter the battle of today without this vital preparation. Help me even in the busiest of days to maintain this discipline of preparation. Amen.” (Tozer on Christian Leadership, November11)