Friday, May 1, 2015

Andrew Murray author of devotional books

The Secret of…………………………………
the Abiding Presence
Brotherly Love
Christ Our Life
the Cross
the Faith Life
Power from on High
the Throne of Grace
United Prayer

   Andrew Murray wrote the pocket companion books over a period of five years. Brief and to the point, each devotional book can be read in one month.

   “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us.” Gal. 3:13
   “Scripture teaches us that there are two points of view from which we may regard Christ’s death upon the cross. The one is the redemption of the cross: Christ dying for us as our complete deliverance from the curse of sin. The other, the fellowship of the cross: Christ taking us up to die with Him and making us partakers of the fellowship of His death in our own experience…”
   “But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world.” Gal. 6:14
   “One of the blessings of the cross consists in this, that it teaches us to know the worthlessness of our efforts and the utter corruption of our own nature. The cross does not offer to improve human nature or to supplement what man is able to do… the old garment, our old man, must be laid aside and given over to the death of the cross. For the cross causes all that is of the lost nature of man to die the accursed death, and the ‘I’ is revealed as a malefactor. The cross breaks the staff over all that is of the old nature… What we possess by nature must be nailed to the cross and we must put on the new man…”

   “All Judah rejoiced, for they had sought Him with their whole desire; and He was found by them.” 2 Chronicles 15:15
   “The will is the royal faculty of the soul; it rules over the whole man. Many people become the slaves of sin because they do not decide with a firm will to listen to the voice of conscience…”

   “The inner man is renewed from day to day.” 2 Cor. 4:16
   “There is one lesson that all young Christians should learn, namely this: the absolute necessity of fellowship with Jesus each day…”
   “And Jesus said unto them, ‘Because of your unbelief [you were unable]. However this kind goeth not out but by prayer and fasting.’” Matt. 17:20-21
   “…That is, prayer grasps the power of heaven, fasting loosens the hold on earthly pleasure…”
   “Christ is all and in all.” Col. 3:11
   “…Every day and every hour it affords comfort and strength to the child of God who accepts it in faith: Christ is all…”

   “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the sun.” Eccles. 3:1
   “…Is not the most important matter for which we must find time fellowship with God, in which we may experience His love and His power? Give God time, I beseech you.
   You need time to feed upon the Word of God and to draw from it life for your soul. Through His Word, His thoughts and His grace enter our hearts and lives. Take time each day to read the Bible, even if it be only a few verses; meditate upon what you have read, and thus assimilate the bread of life. If you do not take the trouble to let God speak to you through His Word, how can you expect to be led by the Spirit?.. Let the Word of God teach you what God promises, what you need, and in what manner God wishes you to pray. Thus by prayer and the Word your heart will be prepared to have fellowship with God through faith in Christ Jesus… The life and love and holiness of God cannot be ours amidst the distractions and temptations of the world unless we give God time to reveal Himself to us and to make possession of our hearts…”
Blackmon, Selma, editor. The Exchanged Life News. Volume 2 Issue 49. December 8, 2002.

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