April 20 A Different Kind of Leader

 Some small boys were marching in a parade, but one was out of step with all the rest.

Closer investigation revealed that he was wearing earphones, listening to music on his iPod. He was marching to a sound from a different place.

“That’s the way the Christian ought to be in this world – out of step with its music and its movement, marching to the (sound) of a different realm. Don’t be afraid to be out of step. This world has to square with the gospel.

Gilbert K. Chesterson said, ‘The world has been moved most by men who contradicted it most.’”1

“The heavens were opened and I saw visions of God” (Ezekiel 1:1).

“Another kind of religious leader must arise among us. He must be of the old prophet type, a man who has seen visions of God and has heard a Voice from the Throne. When he comes (and I pray God there will not be one, but many), he will stand in flat contradiction to everything our smurking, smooth civilization holds dear.

He will contradict, denounce, and protest in the name of God and will earn the hatred and opposition of a large segment of Christendom” (A. W. Tozer).

 

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References:

  1. Vance Havner: Just A Preacher, Selected Messages by Vance Havner, Moody Press, Chicago, IL, Copyright 1981 by The Moody Bible Institute of Chicago, p. 125
  2. Tozer on Christian Leadership: A 366-Day Devotional https://books.google.com/books?isbn=1600663036