Worship in the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  ‘The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in Spirit and in truth; for such doth the Father seek to be His worshippers. God is a Spirit, and they that worship Him must worship Him in Spirit and in truth.’–John 4: 23, 24.‘We are the circumcision, who worship […]

Whose is this image? – Andrew Murray

  He saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription? Matt. 21: 20. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness. Gen. 1: 26. WHOSE is this image? It was by this question that Jesus foiled His enemies, when they thought to take Him, and settled the matter of […]

When ye stand praying, forgive – Andrew Murray

  And whatsoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11: 25. THESE words follow immediately on the great prayer-promise, All things whatsoever ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them. We […]

What wilt thou? – Andrew Murray

  And Jesus answered him, and said, what wilt thou that I should do unto thee? Mark 10:51; Luke 18: 41. THE blind man had been crying out aloud, and that a great deal, Thou Son of David, have mercy on me. The cry had reached the ear of the Lord; He knew what he […]

What the Scriptures Teach About the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “Not Without Blood”-Heb.9 : 7 and 18.God has spoken to us in the Scriptures in divers portions and in divers manners; but the Voice is ever the same, it is always the Word of the same God.Hence the importance of treating the Bible as a whole, and receiving the witness it gives in its […]

What Kind of revival Do We Need? – Andrew Murray

  How is the church to be lifted up to the abundant life in Christ, which will fit her for the work that God is putting before Her? Nothing will help but a revival, nothing less than a tremendous spiritual revival. Great tides of spiritual energy must be put into motion if this work is […]

Walking by the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  Walk by the Spirit and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. They that are of Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh, with the passions and lusts thereof. If we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let us also walk.’–Gal.5:16, 24, 25,‘IF we live by the Spirit, by the Spirit let […]

Waiting for the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  He charged them to wait for the promise of the Father, which said he, ye heard from me.’-ACTS 1: 4.In the life of the Old Testament saints ,waiting was one of the loved words in which they expressed the posture of their souls towards God. They waited for God, and waited upon God. Sometimes […]

Victory Through the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “They overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony ; and they loved not their Uves unto death “- Rev. 12: 2.For thousands of years there had been a mighty conflict for the possession of mankind, between the Old Serpent, who led man astray, and ” The […]

Undivided Consecration – Andrew Murray

  “And Ittai answered the king and said, As the Lord liveth, surely in what place my lord the king shall be, whether in death or life, even there also will thy servant be” 2 Samuel 15:21.“Whosoever he be of you that forsaketh not all that he hath, he cannot be My disciple” Luke 14:33.“Come […]

Obedience the Path to Power in Prayer – Andrew Murray

  Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He may give it you. John 15: 16. The fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James. […]

Christ the Intercessor – Andrew Murray

  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. Luke 22: 32. I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you. John 16: 26. He ever liveth to make intercession.  Heb 7: 25. ALL growth in the spiritual life is connected with the clearer insight into what Jesus […]

Christ the High Priest – Andrew Murray

  Father, I will that they also whom Thou hast given me may be with me where I am. John 17: 24. IN His parting address, Jesus gives His disciples the full revelation of what the New Life was to be, when once the kingdom of God had come in power. In the indwelling of […]

The Word and Prayer – Andrew Murray

  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you John 15: 7. THE vital connection between the word and prayer is one of the simplest and earliest lessons of the Christian life. As that newly-converted heathen put it: I pray I […]

Our Boldness in Prayer – Andrew Murray

  And this is the boldness which we have toward Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of Him.  I John 5: 14, 15. ONE of the […]

The All-prevailing Plea – Andrew Murray

  Whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do. If ye shall ask me anything in my Name, that will I do. That whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He may give it you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, if ye shall ask anything of the Father, He […]

The All-Inclusive Condition – Andrew Murray

  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  John 15: 7. IN all God ‘s intercourse with us, the promise and its conditions are inseparable. If we fulfil the conditions, He fulfils the promise. What He is to be to […]

The Holy Spirit and Prayer – Andrew Murray

In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. At that day ye shall ask in my […]

Christ the Sacrifice – Andrew Murray

And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what Thou wilt. Mark 14: 36. WHAT a contrast within the space of a few hours! What a transition from the quiet elevation of that, He lifted up His eyes to heaven, and […]

The Chief End of Prayer – Andrew Murray

I go unto the Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son. John 14: 13. THAT the Father may be glorified in the Son: it is to this end that Jesus on His throne in glory will do all we ask […]

The Secret of believing Prayer – Andrew Murray

Jesus, answering, said unto them, Have faith in God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what He saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. Therefore, I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them, and […]

Trusting Him to keep you – Andrew Murray

“I follow after, if that I may apprehend that for which I also am apprehended of Christ Jesus. “-Phil.3:12MORE than one admits that it is a sacred duty and a blessed privilege to abide in Christ, but shrinks back continually before the question: Is it possible, a life of unbroken fellowship with theSaviour? Eminent Christians, […]

Through the Holy Spirit – Andrew Murray

“The anointing which ye have received of him, abideth in you; and even as it hath taught you, ye shall abide in him.” -I JOHN 2:27.How beautiful the thought of a life always abiding in Christ! The longer we think of it, the more attractive it becomes. And yet how often it is that the […]

A Life of Prayer – Andrew Murray

Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks.  I Thess5: 16, 17, 18. OUR Lord spoke the parable of the widow and the unjust judge to teach us that men ought to pray always and not faint. As the widow persevered in seeking one definite thing, the parable appears to have reference to persevering […]

The Ministry of Intercession – Andrew Murray

An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ. I Peter 2: 5. Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord. Isaiah 11:6. THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me.  These are the words of Jesus in Isaiah. As the fruit […]

The Cure of Unbelief – Andrew Murray

 Then came the disciples to Jesus apart, and said, Why could not we cast him out? And Jesus said unto them, Because of your unbelief: for verily I say unto you, If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, nothing shall be impossible to you. Howbeit this kind goeth not out but by […]

Alone with God – Andrew Murray

But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall recompense thee. Matt. vi. 6. AFTER Jesus had called His first disciples, He gave them their first public teaching in the Sermon on the […]

The Word and Prayer; Preaching and Prayer – Andrew Murray

Little of the word with little prayer is death to the spiritual fife. Much of the word with little prayer gives a sickly life. Much prayer with little of the word gives more life, but without steadfastness. A full measure of the word and prayer each day gives a healthy and powerful life. Think of […]

The Will of God – Andrew Murray

“Thy will be done, in earth as it is in heaven” Matthew 6:10. The glory of heaven, where the Father dwells, is that His will is done there. He who wants to taste the blessedness of heaven must know the Father who is there, and do His will, as it is done in heaven.Heaven is […]

The Unity of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

‘That ye walk with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love; giving diligence to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. There is one body, and one Spirit.’–Eph.4:1-4.  Now there are diversities of gifts, but the same Spirit. . . . All these worketh one and the […]

The Temple of the Holy Spirit – Andrew Murray

Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you ?’–I Cor.3:16.In using the illustration of the Temple as the type of God’s dwelling in us by the Holy Spirit, Scripture invites us to study the analogy. The Temple was made in all things according to […]

The Spirit through Faith – Andrew Murray

Christ hath redeemed us from the curse, that upon the Gentiles might come the blessing of Abraham in Christ Jesus ; we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.’Gal.3:13,14.THE word faith is used the first time in Scripture in connection with Abraham. His highest praise, the secret of his strength for obedience, and […]

The Spirit of Truth – Andrew Murray

But when the Comforter is come, whom I will send unto you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, which proceedeth from the Father, He shall bear witness of me.’–John 15:26.‘When He, the Spirit of Truth, is come, He shall guide you into all the Truth; for He shall not speak from Himself; but […]

The Spirit of Prayer – Andrew Murray

In like manner the Spirit also helpeth our infirmity – for we know not how to pray as we ought but the Spirit Himself maketh intercession for us with groanings that cannot be uttered; and He that searcheth the hearts knoweth what is the mind of the Spirit, because He maketh intercession for the saints […]

The Spirit of Power – Andrew Murray

  Ye shall be baptized with the Holy Ghost not many days hence. Ye shall receive power when the Holy Ghost is come upon you, and ye shall be my witnesses.’–Acts 1: 5, 8.‘Tarry ye in the city, till ye be clothed with power from on high.’-LUKE 24: 49.The disciples had heard from John of […]

The Spirit Glorifying Christ – Andrew Murray

  t is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come ; but if I go, I will send Him unto you. . . . He shall glorify me : for He shall take of mine, and declare it unto you.’-John 16: 7, 14,THERE is […]

The Spirit given to the Obedient – Andrew Murray

  If ye love me, ye will keep my commandments: and I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, even the Spirit of truth.’ –John 14:15,16 ‘The Holy Spirit, whom God hath given to them that obey Him.’Acts 5:32.The truth which these words express has often suggested the question – How can […]

The Spirit Convincing of Sin – Andrew Murray

  If I go, I will send the Comforter unto you ; and He, when He is come, will convince the world in respect of sin. John 16: 7-8 The close connection between the two statements in these words of our Lord is not always noticed. Before the Holy Spirit was to convince the world of […]

The Spirit and the Word – Andrew Murray

  ‘It is the Spirit that quickeneth ; the flesh profiteth nothing; the words that I have spoken unto you are Spirit and are life. Lord, to whom shall we go? I Thou hast the words of eternal life.’–John 6: 63, 68.‘The letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life.’-2 Cor. 3: 6.Our Blessed Lord had […]

The Spirit and the Flesh – Andrew Murray

  Are you so foolish? having begun in the Spirit, are ye now perfected in the flesh?- Gal.3:3 We are the circumcision, who worship by the Spirit of God and glory in Christ Jesus, and have no confidence in the flesh; that I myself might have confidence even in the flesh.- Phil 3:3 The flesh […]

The Sin and Cause of Prayerlessness – Andrew Murray

  If conscience is to do its work, and the contrite heart is to feel its misery, it is necessary that each individual should mention his sin by name. The confession must be severely personal. In a meeting of ministers there is probably no single sin which each one of us ought to acknowledge with […]

The Secret of Redemption – Andrew Murray

  “Have this mind in you which was also in Christ Jesus: who emptied Himself; taking the form of a servant; and humbled Himself; becoming obedient even unto death. Wherefore God also highly exalted Him. “Phil. 2: 5-9.No tree can grow except on the root from which it sprang. Through all its existence it can […]

The Revelation of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  My preaching was not in persuasive words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power: that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God. Howbeit we speak wisdom among the perfect: yet a wisdom not of this world; but we speak God’s […]

The Presence of Christ – Andrew Murray

  But straightway Jesus spake unto them saying, Be of good cheer, it is I, be not afraid. Matt. 14:27.  All we have had about the work of the blessed Spirit is dependent upon what we think of Jesus, for it is from Christ Jesus that the Spirit comes to us; it is to Christ […]

The Prayer Meeting – Andrew Murray

  “Again I say unto you, that if two of you shall agree an earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of My Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in My name, there am I in the midst of them” Matthew […]

The Power Of God’s Word – Andrew Murray

  “Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God” (Romans 10:17).“Receive with meekness the implanted, which is able to save your souls” (James 1:21).“We also thank God without ceasing, because when ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but, […]

The Outpouring of the Spirit. – Andrew Murray

  And when the day of Pentecost was fully come, they were all filled with the Holy Ghost, and began to speak, as the Spirit gave them utterance.’-Acts 1:1-4.In the outpouring of the Holy Spirit, the work of Christ culminates. The adorable mystery of the Incarnation in Bethlehem, the great Redemption accomplished on Calvary, the […]

The Newness of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  But now we have been discharged from the law, having died, to that wherein we were holden; so that we serve in newness of the Spirit, and not in oldness of the letter.’-Rom. 7:6.If ye are led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.’-Gal. 5:18THE work of the indwelling Spirit is to […]

The New Life – Andrew Murray

  —For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotton Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have eternal life” John 3:16.“For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God. Christ is our life” Colossians 3:3,4.—We declare unto you the life, eternal life, which was […]

The Morning Hour – Andrew Murray

  My voice shalt thou hear in the morning, O Lord; in the morning will I direct my prayer unto thee, and will look up (Psalm 5:3)From the earliest ages, God’s servants have thought of the morning as the time especially suitable for worshiping Him. It is still regarded by Christians both as a duty […]

The Ministry of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  ‘Our sufficiency is of God ; who also made us sufficient as ministers of a new covenant; not of the letter, but of the Spirit: for the letter killeth, but the Spirit giveth life. But if the ministration of death came with glory, how shall not rather the ministration of the Spirit be with […]

The Milk of the Word – Andrew Murray

  “As newborn babes, desire the sincere milk of the word, that ye may grow thereby unto salvation” 1 Peter 2:2.Beloved young Christians, hear what your Father has to say in this word. You have just recently given yourselves to the Lord and have believed that He has received you. You have received the new […]

The Might Of Satan – Andrew Murray

  “Simon, Simon, behold Satan hath desired to have you, that he might sift you as wheat: but I prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not” Luke 22:31,32.Nothing makes an enemy more dangerous than the fact that he remains hidden or forgotten. Of the three great enemies of the Christian–the world, the flesh, and […]

The Lord’s Supper – Andrew Murray

  “The cup of blessing which we bless, is it not the communion of the blood of Christ? The bread which we break, is it not the communion of the body of Christ?” 1 Corinthians 10:16.“He that eateth My flesh and drinketh My blood dwelleth in Me, and I in him. He that eateth Me, […]

The Lord’s Day – Andrew Murray

  “And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all His work which God had created” Genesis 2:3.“On that day, the first day of the week, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said unto them, Peace be unto you” John 20:19.“I was in the […]

The Lord The Perfecter – Andrew Murray

  “I will cry unto God most High; unto God that performeth all things for me” Psalm 57:2.“The Lord will perfect that which concerneth me” Psalm 138:8.“Being confident of this very thing, that He which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ” Philippians 1:6.“For of Him, […]

The Life Of Feeling – Andrew Murray

  “We walk by faith, not by sight” 2 Corinthians 5:7.“Blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed” John 20:29.“Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe, thou shouldest see the glory of God” John 11:40.In connection with your conversion, there was no greater hindrance than your feelings. You thought, […]

The Life Of Faith – Andrew Murray

  “The just shall live by his faith” Habakkuk 2:4.“We are delivered from the law, that we should serve in newness of spirit, and not in the oldness of the letter” Romans 7:6.“I live; and yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live […]

The Liberty of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus made me free from the law of sin and death. If by the Spirit ye make to die the deeds of the body, ye shall live.’-Rom. 8: 2:13 In the sixth chapter Paul had spoken (vers. 18, 22) of our having been made free from […]

Leading of the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  An many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.’-Rom.8:14.By very many Christians the leading of the Spirit is chiefly looked for as a suggestion of thoughts for our guidance. In the decision of doubtful questions of opinion or of duty, in the choice of words from Scripture to […]

The Leading Of The Spirit – Andrew Murray

  “As many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God. The Spirit itself beareth witness with our spirit, that we are children of God” Romans 8:14,16.The very same Spirit who leads us as children also assures us that we are children. Without His leading there can be no […]

The Indwelling Spirit – Andrew Murray

  I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may be with you for ever; even the Spirit of truth; whom the world cannot receive; for it beholdeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: ye know Him, for He abideth with you, and shall be in you ‘ John 14:16, […]

The Holy Spirit and the Cross – Andrew Murray

  The Holy Spirit ever leads us to the cross. It was so with Christ. The Spirit taught him and enabled him to offer himself without spot to God. It was so with the disciples. The Spirit, with whom they were filled, led them to preach Christ as the crucified one. Late on he led them […]

The Holy Spirit and Prayer – Andrew Murray

  Is it not sad that our thoughts about the Holy Spirit are so often coupled with grief and self-reproach? Yet he bears the name of Comforter, and is given to lead us to find in Christ our chief delight and joy. But there is something still more sad: he who dwells within us to […]

The Holy Spirit and Missions – Andrew Murray

  Now there were at Antioch, in the church that was there, prophets and teachers, And as they ministered to the Lord and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have called them. Then, when they had fasted and prayed, and laid their hands on them, they […]

The Holy Spirit and Conscience – Andrew Murray

  ‘I say the truth in Christ, I lie not, my conscience also bearing me witness in the Holy Ghost.’-Rom. 9:1.  The Spirit Himself beareth witness with our spirit.’-Rom 8:16. God’s highest glory is His Holiness in virtue of which He hates and destroys the evil, loves and works the good. In man, conscience has […]

The Holy Spirit – Andrew Murray

  “And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into our hearts, crying, Abba, Father” Galatians 4:6.The great gift of the Father, through whom He obtained salvation and brought it near to us, is the Son. On the other hand, the great gift of the Son–whom He sends to […]

THE HIGH PRIVILEGE OF THE CHILDREN OF GOD – Andrew Murray

  We have here two things describing the privilege:-First, “Son, thou art ever with me”-unbroken fellowship with thy Father is thy portion; Second, “All that I have is thine”-all that God can bestow upon His children is theirs. “Thou are ever with me;” I am always near; thou canst dwell every hour of thy life in […]

The Glory of the Creature – Andrew Murray

  “They shall cast their crowns before the throne, so saying: Worthy art Thou, our Lord and our God, to receive the gloty, and the honour and the power: for Thou didst create all things, and because of Thy will then are, and were created. “-Rev. 4:11 When God created the universe, it was with the […]

The Glorified One – Andrew Murray

  “Your life is hid with Christ in God. When Christ, who is our life, shall appear, then shall ye also appear with him in glory.”-COL.3:3-4 HE THAT abides in Christ the Crucified One, learns to know what it is to be crucified with Him, and in Him to be indeed dead unto sin. He that […]

The Glorified Jesus – Andrew Murray

  The Spirit of the glorified Jesus He that believeth on Me, as the Scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water. But this spake He of the Spirit, which they that believe on Him were to receive for the Spirit was not yet; because Jesus was not yet glorified,’ […]

The Freedom of the Christian – Andrew Murray

  “Being then made free from sin, ye became the servants of righteousness. Being made free from sin, Ye have your fruit unto holiness” Romans 6:18,22.“But now we are delivered from the law” Romans 7:6.“The law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death” […]

The Fight Against Prayerlessness – Andrew Murray

  As soon as the Christian becomes convinced of his sin in this matter, his first thought is that he must begin to strive, with God’s help, to gain the victory over it. But alas, he soon experiences that his striving is worth little, and the discouraging thought comes over him, like a wave, that […]

The Fear Of The Lord – Andrew Murray

  “Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord. He shall not be afraid of evil tidings. His heart is established, he shall not be afraid” Psalm 102:1,7,8.“So the Church, walking in the fear of the Lord and in the comfort of the Holy Ghost, was multiplied” Acts 9:31.The Scriptures use the word “fear” in […]

The Expediency of the Spirit’s Coming – Andrew Murray

  I tell you the truth; it is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come ; but if I go, I will send Him unto you.’-John 16: 7. As our Lord is leaving this world, He promises the disciples here that His departure will […]

The Example of Paul – Andrew Murray

  ‘Be Ye followers of me, even as I also am of Christ.’ I Corinthians 11. 1 1. Paul was a minister who prayed much for his congregation Let us read his words prayerfully and calmly so that we may hear the voice of the Spirit. ‘Night and day praying exceedingly that we … might perfect that which […]

The Example of Our Lord – Andrew Murray

  The connection between the prayer life and the Spirit life is close and indissoluble. It is not merely that we receive the Spirit through prayer, but the Spirit life requires, as an indispensable thing, a continuous prayer life. I can be led continually by the Spirit only as I continually give myself to prayer. This […]

The Crucified One.-Gal.2:20 – Andrew Murray

  “I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.”-GAL.2:20.“We have been planted together in the likeness of his death. “Rom.6:5 “I am crucified with Christ.” Thus the apostle expresses his assurance of his fellowship with Christ in His sufferings and death, and his full participation in all the […]

The Cross Spirit in Our Lord – Andrew Murray

  We seek sometimes for the operation of the Spirit, with the object of obtaining more power for work, more love in the life, more holiness in the heart, more light on Scripture or on our path. And yet all these gifts are only subordinate to what is the great purpose of God. The Father […]

The Conflict Of The Christian – Andrew Murray

  “Strive to enter in by the narrow door” Luke 13:24.“Fight the good fight of faith” 1 Timothy 6:12. “I have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept the faith” 2 Timothy 4:7.These texts speak of a twofold conflict. The first is addressed to the unconverted– “Strive to enter in by […]

The Confession Of Sin – Andrew Murray

  “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:9.The one thing which God hates is sin. It grieves and provokes Him, and He will destroy it. The one thing that makes man unhappy is sin. The one thing […]

The Cleansing Of Sin – Andrew Murray

  “If we walk in the light, the blood of Jesus His Son cleanseth us from all sin. If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness” 1 John 1:7,9.The same God who forgives sin also cleanses from it. Cleansing is no […]

The Blessing Secured – Andrew Murray

  Be filled with the Spirit. Ephesians, 5:18. I may have some air, a little air, in my lungs, but not enough to keep up a healthy, vigorous life. But everyone seeks to have his lungs well filled with air, and the benefit of it will be felt in his blood and through his whole […]

The Blessing of Victory; The More Abundant Life – Andrew Murray

  If now we are delivered from the sin of prayerlessness, and understand how this deliverance may continue to be experienced, what will be the fruit of our liberty? He who sees this aright will, with renewed earnestness and perseverance, seek after this liberty. His life and experience will indeed be an evidence that he […]

That your joy may be full – Andrew Murray

  “These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might abide in you, and that your joy might be full. –JOHN 15:11ABIDING fully in Christ is a life of exquisite and overflowing happiness. As Christ gets more complete possession of the soul, it enters into the joy of its Lord. His own joy, […]

That you may not sin – Andrew Murray

  “In him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in him sinneth not.” -1 JOHN 3:5,6.“YE KNOW,” the apostle had said, “that He was manifested to take away our sin,” and had thus indicated salvation from sin as the great object for which the Son was made man. The connection shows clearly that the taking away […]

Sin vs The Holiness of God – Andrew Murray

  To understand grace, to understand Christ aright, we must understand what sin is. And how otherwise can we come to this understanding than through the light of God and his word? Come with me to the beginning of the Bible. See there man created by God, after his image, and pronounced by his creator to […]

I know that Thou hearest me always – Andrew Murray

  Father, I thank Thee that Thou hearest me. And I knew that Thou hearest me always. John 11: 41, 42.  Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of me, and I shall give Thee. Ps 2: 7, 8. IN the New Testament we find a distinction made between faith and […]

Separated Unto The Holy Spirit – Andrew Murray

  “Now there were in the church that was at Antioch certain prophets and teachers; as Barnabas, and Simeon that was called Niger, and Lucius of Cyrene, and Manaen … and Saul. “As they ministered to the Lord, and fasted, the Holy Ghost said, Separate me -Barnabas and Saul for the work whereunto I have […]

Self-Denial – Andrew Murray

  “There said Jesus unto His disciples, If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me” Matthew 16:24.Self-denial was an exercise which the Lord Jesus often spoke about. Several times He mentioned it as an indispensable characteristic of every true disciple. He associates it with […]

Sanctification Through the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “Wherefore Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with bis own blood, suffered without the gate”-Heb13: 12. “Cleansing through the blood” was the subject of our last chapter. SANTIFICATION THROUGH THE BLOOD must now occupy our attention. To a superficial observer it might seem that there is little difference between Cleansing and Sanctification, […]

Redemption by Blood – Andrew Murray

  “Ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things . . . but with the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot”-I Pet 1:18, 7-9.THE shedding of His blood was the culmination of the sufferings of our Lord. The atoning efficacy of those sufferings was in that […]

Reconciliation Through the Blood – Andrew Murray

  ” Being justified freely by his grace through the Redemption that is in Christ Jesus, whom God bath set forth as a Propitiation through faith in his blood.”— 3: 24,25. As we have seen, several distinct blessings have been procured for us by the power of the blood of Jesus, which are all included […]

Privilege and Experience – Andrew Murray

  And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. Luke 15:31. The words of the text are familiar to us all. The elder son had complained and said, that though his father had made a feast, and had killed the fatted calf for the prodigal […]

PRAYER AND THE WILL OF GOD – Andrew Murray

  It is through The Word, and the Word Alone, that the Spirit teaches… One of the greatest difficulties with young believers is to know how they can find out whether what they desire is according to God’s will. I count it one of the most precious lessons God wants to teach through the experience […]

PRAYER AND THE GLORY OF GOD – Andrew Murray

  …to make the glorifying of God his first and only object. We have sought more than once to enforce the truth, that while we ordinarily seek the reasons of our prayers not being heard in the thing we ask not being according to the will of God, Scripture warns us to find the cause […]

Pray without ceasing – Andrew Murray

  Rejoice evermore. Pray without ceasing. In everything give thanks. I Thess. v. 16, 17, 18. OUR Lord spake the parable of the widow and the unjust judge to teach us that men ought to pray always and not faint. As the widow persevered in seeking one definite thing, the parable appears to have reference […]

Pray to thy Father, which is in secret – Andrew Murray

  But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thine inner chamber, and having shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret, and thy Father which seeth in secret shall recompense thee Matt 6: 6. AFTER Jesus had called His first disciples, He gave them their first public teaching in the Sermon on […]

Peter’s Repentance – Andrew Murray

  “And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly” (Luke 22:61, 62). That was the turning point in the life of Peter. Christ had said to […]

Out of and Into – Andrew Murray

  And He brought us out from thence, that He might bring us in, to give us the land which He sware unto our Fathers. Deut. 6:23. I have spoken of the crisis that comes in the life of the man who sees that his Christian experience is low and carnal, and who desires to […]

Obeying His Commandments – Andrew Murray

  “If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I kept my Father’s commandments, and abide in his love.”-JOHN 15:10.How clearly we are taught here the place which good works are to occupy in the life of the believer! Christ as the beloved Son was in the Father’s love. He […]

Obedience; The Victorious Life – Andrew Murray

  In opposition to sin stands obedience. ‘For as by one man’s disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one shall many be made righteous… Ye became the servants of righteousness’ (Rom. 5.19; 6.18). In connection with all that has been said about sin, and the new life, and the reception of […]

Pray the Lord of the harvest – Andrew Murray

  Then saith He unto His disciples, the harvest truly is plenteous, but the laborers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth laborers into His harvest. Matt 19: 37-38. THE Lord frequently taught His disciples that they must pray, and how; but seldom what to pray. This […]

I go unto the Father – Andrew Murray

  Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do. John 14:12, 13. AS the Saviour opened His […]

My words in you – Andrew Murray

  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you. John 15: 7. THE vital connection between the word and prayer is one of the simplest and earliest lessons of the Christian life. As that newly-converted heathen put it: I pray I […]

Much Fruit – Andrew Murray

  He That Abideth in Me, and I in Him, the Same Bringeth Forth Much Fruit John 15.5  Our Lord had spoken of fruit, more fruit. He now adds the thought: much fruit. There is in the Vine such fullness, the care of the divine Husbandman is so sure of success, that the much fruit […]

Money – Andrew Murray

  “Money answereth all things” Ecclesiastes 10:19.“I had wholly dedicated the silver unto the Lord from my hand” Judges 17:3.“Thou oughtest therefore to have put my money to the exchangers, and then at my coming I should have received mine own with usary “Matthew 25:27.In his dealing with the world and its possessions, the Christian […]

Missionary Work – Andrew Murray

  “And He said unto them, Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature. And they went forth, and preached everywhere, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following” Mark 16:15,20.Every friend of Jesus is a friend of missions. Where there is a healthy spiritual life, […]

Love To The Brethren – Andrew Murray

  “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you.” – John 15:12, John 13:34.The Lord Jesus told His disciples that as the Father had loved Him, even so He loved them. And now, following His example, we must love one another, with the same love. “By this shall all […]

Love To Souls – Andrew Murray

  “Let him know, that he which converteth the sinner from the error of his way shall save a soul from death, and shall hide a multitude of sins.” – James 5:20.What a wonderful thought!–that I may save a soul from everlasting death. How can this be? If I convert him from the error of […]

Love One Another – Andrew Murray

  This is My Commandment, That Ye Love One Another. John 15.12 God is love. His whole nature and perfection is love, living not for Himself, but to dispense life and blessing. In His love He begat the Son, that He might give all to Him. In His love He brought forth creatures that He might […]

Love Conquers Selfishness – Andrew Murray

  The fruit of the Spirit is love. Why? Because nothing but love can expel and conquer our selfishness. Self is the great curse, whether in its relation to God, or to our fellow-men in general, or to fellow-Christians, thinking of ourselves and seeking our own. Self is our greatest curse. But, praise God, Christ came […]

Love – Andrew Murray

  “A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another. By this shall all men know that ye are My disciples, if ye have love one to another” John 13:34,35.“Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling […]

Lord, teach us to pray – Andrew Murray

  And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11: 1. THE disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray. They had learnt to understand something of the connection between His wondrous […]

Living In and Through Christ – Andrew Murray

  Christ taught His disciples that to abide in Him was to abide in His love. The hour of His suffering is near, and He cannot speak much more to them. No doubt they have many questions to ask Him about His love and their abiding in Him. He anticipates and meets their wishes, and […]

Light and Joyfulness – Andrew Murray

  “Blessed is the people that know the joyful sound: they shall walk, O Lord, in the light of Thy countenance. In Thy name shall they rejoice all the day” Psalm 89:15,16.“Light is sown for the righteous, and gladness for the upright in heart” Psalm 97:11.“I am the Light of the world: he that followeth […]

Life in the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, 1 say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of Man, and drink bis blood, ye have no life in you. Whoso eateth my flesh, and drinketh my blood, hath eternal life ; and 1 will raise him up at the last day. For my […]

Let us give ourselves to prayer – Andrew Murray

  Let us give ourselves to prayer, intelligent, deliberate, intense prayer. I now venture to offer to God’s children what I trust may be a help in this prayer for revival. I shall ask them to pray very specially that God would give themselves and all his people such a vision of what he positively […]

Let the heart sins be dealt with by God – Andrew Murray

  If God’s church is to be roused, if believers are to be led to a life of greater devotion to Jesus and his service; if streams of living water are to flow out of them; if the interests of Christ’s kingdom and the salvation of souls are to become their first object in life […]

Let Him That Is Healed Glorify God – Andrew Murray

  He jumped to his feet and began to walk. Then he went with them into the temple courts, walking and jumping, and praising God (Acts 3:8).It is a prevalent idea that holiness is easier in sickness than in health; that silence and suffering incline the soul to seek the Lord and enter into communion […]

Knowledge is the most dangerous of enemies – Andrew Murray

  If we study God’s word carefully we shall be surprised to find how many things there are which it contrasts with knowing, and what danger there is in knowing without its leading to that which it was meant to produce. Scripture contrasts knowing and believing. The mind can form a conception of the most […]

Knowing The Spirit – Andrew Murray

  The Spirit of Truth whom the world cannot receive, for it beholdeth Him not, neither knoweth Him: Ye know Him; for He abideth with you, and shall be in you. John 14: 17. ‘Know ye not that ye are a temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwelleth in you? -1 Cor. […]

Kept By The Power Of God – Andrew Murray

  The words from which I speak, you will find in 1 Peter, chapter one, verse five. The third, fourth, and fifth verses are: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, which …hath begotten us again unto a lively hope by the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an […]

Judgment begins at the house of God – Andrew Murray

  Peter had evidently read and pondered the passage of Ezekial 9:5-6, of which the words: begin at my sanctuary are the centre. He had noticed how, before the awful judgments the prophet had to announce against the nations that had oppressed Israel (Chapters 25-32), the force of God’s anger had, in the first part […]

Joy – Andrew Murray

  These Things Have I Spoken Unto You, That My Joy May Be in You, and That Your Joy May Be Fulfilled. John 15.11 If any one asks the question, How can I be a happy Christian? our Lord’s answer is very simple: These things, about the Vine and the branches, I have spoken to you, […]

Jesus, the Model of Perfection – Andrew Murray

  Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. Matt. 5:48It might be said that our circumstances and powers are so different from those of God that it is impossible to apply the standard of his infinite perfection in our little world. But here comes the Son, in the […]

Jesus’ Surrender Of Himself – Andrew Murray

  “Christ also loved the Church, and gave Himself for it; that He might sanctify and cleanse it; that He might present it to Himself a glorious Church, not having spot or wrinkle; but that it should be holy and without blemish” Ephesians 5:25-27.Jesus’ work for the sinner was so great and wonderful that it […]

Jesus The Keeper – Andrew Murray

  “The Lord is thy keeper… The Lord shall preserve thee from all evil,… He shall preserve thy soul” Psalm 121:5,7.“I know Him whom I have believed, and am persuaded that He is able to keep that which I have committed unto Him against that day” 2 Timothy 1:12.The Lord has not only received you, […]

Jesus is the Vine – Andrew Murray

  You doubtless have never repented having come at His call. You experienced that His word was truth; all His promises He fulfilled; He made you partakers of the blessings and the joy of His love. Was not His welcome most hearty, His pardon full and free, His love most sweet and precious? You more […]

Jesus – Andrew Murray

  “Thou shalt call his name JESUS: for he shall save his people from their sins.” – Matthew 1:21.As the Lord Jesus was a person, He had His own individual name.His mother, His disciples, all His friends called Him by this name–Jesus. But they probably thought little of what that name meant. And how little […]

Is there sin in our own heart that we know little of? – Andrew Murray

  There may be sin in God’s sanctuary that men think or know little of. The prophet was shown by God what the men did in the dark, every man in the chambers of his imagining. (Ezek 8:12) They still clung to God’s house, they called it the temple of Jehovah; they were ready to […]

Intercession – Andrew Murray

  “Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints;” – Ephesians 6:18.What an unspeakable blessing there is in intercession. That one should pray down heavenly gifts on himself is a wonder of grace, but that he should bring down blessings on others […]

In the Teaching of Jesus – Andrew Murray

  “Learn of Me, for I am meek and lowly of heart. “-Matt. xi. 29. “Whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant, even as the Son of Man came to server.” Matt.10:27.We have seen humility in the life of Christ, as He laid open His heart to us: let us listen […]

In the Life of Jesus – Andrew Murray

  “I am in the midst of you as he that serveth.” Luke 22: 27.In the Gospel of John we have the inner life of our Lord laid open to us. Jesus speaks frequently of His relation to the Father, of the motives by which He is guided, of His consciousness of the power and […]

In the Disciples of Jesus – Andrew Murray

  “Let him that is chief among you be as he that doth serve.” -Luke 22:26.We have studied humility in the person and teaching of Jesus; let us now look for it in the circle of His chosen companions—the twelve apostles. If, in the lack of it we find in them, the contrast between Christ […]

In Stillness of Soul – Andrew Murray

  “In returning and rest shall ye be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength. “-Isaih 30:15 “Be silent to the Lord, and wait patiently for him.”-Ps.37:7“Truly my soul is silent unto God.”-Ps.62:1THERE is a view of the Christian life that regards it as a sort of partnership, in which God and man have […]

In spirit and truth – Andrew Murray

  The hour cometh, and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth: for such doth the Father seek to be His worshippers. God is a Spirit: and they that worship Him must worship Him in spirit and truth.John 9: 23, 24. THESE words of Jesus to the woman […]

In our prayer for revival we must test ourselves – Andrew Murray

  Unless in our prayer for revival we are ready to test the church, and to test ourselves, by this touchstone, our prayer will be in vain. With Christ his not being of the world meant everything. He proved it by separating himself from its sin, by exposing and reproving it, by accepting the cross […]

In my Name – Andrew Murray

  Whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do. If ye shall ask me anything in my Name, that will I do. That whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He may give it you. Verily, verily, I say unto you, If ye shall ask anything of the Father, He […]

In Daily Life – Andrew Murray

  “He that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?”-1 John 4:20.What a solemn thought, that our love to God will be measured by our everyday intercourse with men and the love it displays; and that our love to God will be found to […]

In Affliction and Trial – Andrew Murray

  “Every branch that bearest fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.”-JOHN 15:2.IN THE whole plant world there is not a tree to be found so specially suited to the image of man in his relation to God, as the vine. There is none of which the fruit and its juice […]

If Ye Abide – Andrew Murray

  If Ye Abide in Me, and My Words, Abide in You, Ask Whatsoever Ye Will, and it Shall be Done Unto You John 15.7  The reason the Vine and its branches are such a true parable of the Christian life is that all nature has one source and breathes one spirit. The plant world […]

If we ask according to His will – Andrew Murray

  And this is the boldness which we have toward Him, that, if we ask anything according to His will, He heareth us. And if we know that He hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions which we have asked of Him.I John 5: 14, 15. One of the greatest […]

If two agree – Andrew Murray

  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt18: […]

I know that Thou hearest me always – Andrew Murray

  Father, I thank Thee that Thou heardest me. And I knew that Thou hearest me always. John 11: 41, 42. Thou art my Son; this day have I begotten Thee. Ask of me, and I shall give Thee. Ps2: 7, 8.IN the New Testament we find a distinction made between faith and knowledge. To […]

I have prayed for thee – Andrew Murray

  But I have prayed for thee, that thy faith fail not. Luke 22: 32. I say not unto you, that I will pray the Father for you. John 16: 26. He ever liveth to make intercession. Heb7: 25. ALL growth in the spiritual life is connected with the clearer insight into what Jesus is […]

I go unto the Father! – Andrew Murray

Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father. And whatsoever ye shall ask in my Name, that will I do. John 14: 12, 13. AS the Saviour opened His […]

I Am The True Vine – Andrew Murray

  All earthly things are the shadows of heavenly realities the expression, in created, visible forms, of the invisible glory of God. The Life and the Truth are in Heaven; on earth we have figures and shadows of the heavenly truths. When Jesus says: I am the true Vine,He tells us that all the vines […]

Humility: The Glory of the Creature – Andrew Murray

  When God created the universe, it was with the objective of making those he created partakers of His perfection and blessedness, thus showing forth the glory of His love and wisdom and power. God desired to reveal himself in and through His creatures by communicating to them as much of His own goodness and […]

Humility And Sin – Andrew Murray

  “Sinners, of whom I am chief.”-1 Tim.1:15Humility is often identified with penitence and contrition. As a consequence, there appears to be no way of fostering humility but by keeping the soul occupied with its sin. We have learned, I think, that humility is something else and something more. We have seen in the teaching […]

Humility And Holiness – Andrew Murray

  “Which say, Stand by thyself;-,for I am holier than thou. ” -Isa. 65: 5.We speak of the Holiness movement in our times, and praise God for it. We hear a great deal of seekers after holiness and professors of holiness, of holiness teaching and holiness meetings. The blessed truths of holiness in Christ, and […]

Humility And Happiness – Andrew Murray

  “Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my weaknesses, that the strength of Christ may rest upon me. Wherefore I take pleasure in weakness: for when I am weak then am I strong. ” -2 Cor.12:9,10.Lest Paul should exalt himself, by reason of the exceeding greatness of the revelations, a thorn in the […]

Humility And Faith – Andrew Murray

  “How can ye believe, which receive glory from one another, and the glory that cometh from the only God ye seek not?”-John 5: 44.In an address I lately heard, the speaker said that the blessings of the higher Christian life were often like the objects exposed in a shop window,-one could see them clearly […]

Humility And Exaltation – Andrew Murray

  “He that humbleth himself shall be exalted. “Luke 14:11, 18:14.“God giveth grace to the humble. Humble yourself in the sight of the Lord, and He shall exalt you.” Jas. 4:10.“Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time. “1 Pet.5:6.Just yesterday I was asked the question, […]

Humility and Death to Self 2 – Andrew Murray

  Humility is the blossom of which death to self is the perfect fruit. Jesus humbled himself unto death and opened the path in which we too must walk. Humility must lead us to die to self: so we prove how wholly we have given ourselves up to it and to God; so alone we […]

Humility And Death to Self – Andrew Murray

  “He humbled Himself and became obedient unto death.” -Phil.2: 8.Humility is the path to death, because in death it gives the highest proof of its perfection. Humility is the blossom of which death to self, is the ,perfect. fruit. Jesus humbled Himself unto death, and opened the path in which we too must walk. […]

Humility 2 – Andrew Murrray

  When I look back upon my own Christian experience, or at the church of Christ as a whole, I am amazed at how little humility is seen as the distinguishing feature of discipleship. In our preaching and in our living, in our daily interaction in our families and in our social life, as well […]

Humility 1 – Andrew Murray

  “And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8“Learn of me that I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” Matthew 11:29.One of the most dangerous enemies the young Christian must […]

Humility – Andrew Murray

  “And what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Micah 6:8“Learn of me that I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls” Matthew 11:29.One of the most dangerous enemies the young Christian must […]

How To Read God’s Word – Andrew Murray

  “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. But his delight is in the law of the LORD; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.” – Psalm 1:1-2.Here are some simple […]

How much more? – Andrew Murray

  Or what man is there of you, who, if his son ask him for a loaf, will give him a stone; or if he shall ask for a fish, will give him a serpent? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father […]

How much more the Holy Spirit – Andrew Murray

  If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask Him? Luke 11: 13. IN the Sermon on the Mount, the Lord had already given utterance to His wonderful HOW MUCH MORE? Here in Luke, […]

HOW DOES GOD BRING US IN -Andrew Murray

  By leading us in a very definite act, viz., that of committing ourselves wholly to Him;-entrusting ourselves to Him, that He may bring us into the land of rest, and keep us in. You remember that the Jordan at the time of harvest overflowed its banks. The hundreds of thousands of Israel were on the […]

Holy Spirit as the Spirit of truth – Andrew Murray

  We all know how little, while the Lord Jesus was on earth with his disciples, his instructions really profited them. What he taught about his death and resurrection, about humility and love, they could not understand. They knew what he said, but it did not enter their hearts; they could not really apprehend it. […]

Holy Spirit as Revealer of the Things of God – Andrew Murray

  The Spirit is the very life and power of God; all that he reveals is truth and power. He gives us to know God because he enters into the life and communicates the very thing which the word speaks in spirit and in truth. Through him we know God by what he is and […]

Holy Baptism – Andrew Murray

  “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptising them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you” Matthew 28:19.“He that believeth and is baptised shall be saved” Mark 16:16.We find the meaning of the institution of […]

Holiness – Andrew Murray

  “But as He which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation: because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy” 1 Peter 1:15,16.“But of Him are ye in Christ Jesus, who of God is made unto us sanctification” 1 Corinthians 1:30.“God hath from the beginning […]

Hints-for the Inner Chamber; Time – Andrew Murray

  At the conference, a brother who had earnestly confessed his neglect of prayer, but who was able, later, to declare that his eyes had been opened to see that the Lord really supplied grace for all that he required from us, asked if some hints could not be given as to the best way […]

Heavenly Joy Through the Blood-Andrew Murray

  “After this I beheld, and lo, a great multitude, which no man could number . . . which stood before the throne, and before the Lamb. . . and they cried with a loud voice saying, g Salvation to our God which sitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb.’ These are they which […]

He is all. He works all. He claims all – Andrew Murray

  This will be the highest glory of the final consummation of all things, when the Son shall have delivered up the kingdom to God, even the Father, and shall himself be subject, unto him that put all things under him, and God shall be all in all. It was for this the Son lived […]

He Died For Everyone – Andrew Murray

  He died for sin, bearing its curse, and suffering death as God’s righteous judgment on account of it. His death opened up the way to God for us. It did for us what we cannot and need not do; it wrought out a finished salvation, which we have but to accept and repose upon. […]

Have faith in God – Andrew Murray

  Jesus, answering, said unto them, Have faith in God. Verily I say unto you, whosoever shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what He saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them, […]

Growth – Andrew Murray

  “So is the kingdom of God, as if a man should cast seed into the ground, and should sleep and rise night and day, and the seed should spring forth and grow up, he knoweth not how. The earth bringeth forth fruit of herself; first the blade, after that the ear, then the full […]

Grieving the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  “Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God, whereby ye are sealed unto the day of redemption” Ephesians 4:30.It is by the Holy Spirit that the child of God is sealed, separated, stamped, and marked as the possession of God. This sealing is not a dead or external action that is finished once and for […]

God’s heart is set on the salvation of men and women – Andrew Murray

  God’s heart is set on the salvation of men and women; the gift of his Son and Spirit is the proof of it. God’s heart is set upon making us fellow-labourers, sharers in the glory and blessedness of his work. For every command the promise holds good: My grace is sufficient for thee. To […]

God’s Word In Our Heart – Andrew Murray

  “Therefore shall ye lay up these My words in your heart and in your soul” Deuteronomy 11:18.“Son of man, all My words that I shall speak unto thee receive in thine heart” Ezekiel 3:10.“Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against Thee” Psalm 119:11.“As newborn babes, desire the […]

God’s Gift Of His Son – Andrew Murray

  “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life” John 3:16.“Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift” II Corinthians 9:15.God held the world so dear that He gave His only begotten Son for everyone who will trust […]

God Works All – Andrew Murray

   God Works All. Through him are all things. He did not only begin; he alone continues and maintains. As wonderful and mysterious as is the of him is also the through him. He did not, as the Deist dreams, part with a certain portion of his life and power, leaving the creature to himself […]

God So Loved The World – Andrew Murray

  The love of God has proved itself in the gift of the son, of himself. In sending Christ to become man God proved that he longed to have man one with himself, that all his life and love as God was for man, that man might be made partaker of the divine nature. And […]

God Maintains Your Surrender – Andrew Murray

  That is the great difficulty with many. People say: I have often been stirred at a meeting, or at a convention, and I have consecrated myself to God, but it has passed away. I know it may last for a week or for a month, but away it fades, and after a time it […]

God Is Love – Andrew Murray

  God has no selfishness, God keeps nothing to Himself. God’s nature is to be always giving. In the sun and the moon and the stars, in every flower you see it, in every bird in the air, in every fish, in the sea . God communicates life to His creatures. And the angels around […]

God is gracious, God is faithful, God is mighty – Andrew Murray

  One word more. Let us believe that deliverance from a worldly spirit is possible. Christ promised it: Be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.John testified of it: Whatsoever is born of God overcometh the world.The new life, the life of the Holy Spirit, can overcome the spirit of the world. Let but […]

God is all – Andrew Murray

  1. God is all. God alone hath life, because he alone hath it in himself. He is the life of all that lives. The heavens and the earth are but his garment, a vesture that he changeth as he will. He alone remaineth, the everlasting one who changeth not. He is the great I […]

God himself must judge our sin – Andrew Murray

  God himself must judge the sin. He alone can do it. This is often the cause of lifelong failure with believers, that when they see sin they seek to deal with it themselves. And by dealing with it they have failed to conquer, they count it a permanent thing that cannot be overcome.Oh, Christians, […]

God Himself has united you to Him – Andrew Murray

  “OF GODARE YE IN CHRIST JESUS, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.”-I COR.1:30 (R.V. marg.). “My Father is the husbandman. “-JOHN 15:1 Ye are in Christ Jesus.” The believers at Corinth were still feeble and carnal, only babes in Christ. And yet Paul wants them, at […]

God Expects Your Surrender – Andrew Murray

  You know in daily life what absolute surrender is. You know that everything has to be given up to its special, definite object and service. I have a pen in my pocket, and that pen is absolutely surrendered to the one work of writing. That pen must be absolutely surrendered to my hand if […]

God Claims All – Andrew Murray

   God Claims All. To him are all things.The end ever returns to the beginning. All that comes forth from God returns to God. In the very nature of things, as all is of God and through God, all must be to him for his sake and glory. To the question, What is the chief […]

God Blesses When You Surrender – Andrew Murray

  This absolute surrender to God will wonderfully bless. What Ahab said to his enemy, King Ben-hadad My lord, O king, according to thy word I am thine, and all that I have shall we not say to our God and loving Father? If we do say it, God’s blessing will come upon us. God […]

God Accomplishes Your Surrender – Andrew Murray

  I am sure there is many a heart that says: Ah, but that absolute surrender implies so much! Someone says: Oh, I have passed through so much trial and suffering, and there is so much of the self-life still remaining, and I dare not face the entire giving of it up, because I know […]

God Accepts Your Surrender – Andrew Murray

  God works it in the secret of our heart, God urges us by the hidden power of His Holy Spirit to come and speak it out, and we have to bring and to yield to Him that absolute surrender. But remember, when you come and bring God that absolute surrender, it may, as far […]

George Muller, and the Secret of His Power In Prayer – Andrew Murray

  I know of no way in which the principal truths of God’s word in regard to prayer can be more effectually illustrated and established than a short review of his life…  When God wishes anew to teach His Church a truth that is not being understood or practiced, He mostly does so by raising […]

From Day To Day – Andrew Murray

  “The inward man is renewed day by day.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16.There is one lesson that all Christians should learn, namely this–the absolute necessity of fellowship with Jesus each day. This lesson is not always taught at the beginning of the Christian life, nor is it always understood by each one who desires to […]

The Model Prayer – Andrew Murray

  After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven . Matt 6: 9 EVERY teacher knows the power of example. He not only tells the child what to do and how to do it, but shows him how it really can be done. In condescension to our weakness, our heavenly Teacher […]

Prayer and Love – Andrew Murray

  And whomsoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11: 25. THESE words follow immediately on the great prayer-promise, all things whatsoever ye pray, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them. We […]

Forsaking all for Him – Andrew Murray

  “I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ, and be found IN Him. PHIL.3:8-9.WHEREVER there is life, there is a continual interchange of taking in and giving out, receiving and restoring. The nourishment I take is given out again in the work I […]

Flesh And Spirit – Andrew Murray

  “And I, brethren, could not speak unto you as unto spiritual, but as unto carnal, even as unto babes in Christ” I Corinthians 3:1.“I am carnal, sold unto sin: to will is present with me, but to perform that which is good I find not. The law of the Spirit of life in Christ […]

The Only Teacher – Andrew Murray

  And it came to pass, as He was praying in a certain place, that when He ceased, one of His disciples said to Him, Lord, teach us to pray. Luke 11: 1. THE disciples had been with Christ, and seen Him pray. They had learnt to understand something of the connection between His wondrous […]

Filled With the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  ‘Be filled with the Spirit, speaking to one another.’– Eph 5:18THESE words are a command. They enjoin upon us, not what the state of apostles or ministers ought to be, but what should be the ordinary consistent experience of every true-hearted believer. It is the privilege every child of God may claim from his […]

The Certainty of the Answer to Prayer – Andrew Murray

  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened, Matt. vii. 7, 8. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss. Jas. […]

The Power of United Prayer – Andrew Murray

  Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching anything that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my Name, there am I in the midst of them. Matt.18: […]

Fellowship With God – Andrew Murray

  “He that loveth me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.” – John 14:21.The Three Persons in the Godhead are the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit.God desires to reveal Himself as a Person. Each one of us is an individual, and we […]

Fear Not Only Believe! – Andrew Murray

  Think of Abraham, “who waxed strong through faith, giving glory to God, being fully assured that what He had promised, He was able also to perform.” It is as we persevere in prayer and take hold of definite promises, and beseech Him greatly to fulfill them, that we shall, in spite of every obstacle, […]

Father, I will – Andrew Murray

  Father, I will that they also whom Thou hast given me may be with me where I am. John 17: 24. In His parting address, Jesus gives His disciples the full revelation of what the New Life was to be, when once the kingdom of God had come in power. In the indwelling of […]

Father! Not what I will – Andrew Murray

  And He said, Abba, Father, all things are possible unto Thee; remove this cup from me: howbeit not what I will, but what Thou wilt. Mark 14: 36. WHAT a contrast within the space of a few hours! What a transition from the quiet elevation of that, He lifted up His eyes to heaven, […]

Faith – Only believe – Andrew

  “Only believe.” – Mark 5:36.We have here a lesson of the greatest importance. When we are alone in the inner chamber, we must send up our petitions trusting implicitly in the love of God and in the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Take time to ask yourself the question: Is my heart full […]

Faith – Andrew Murray

  “Blessed is she that believed; for there shall be a performance of the things which were told her from the Lord” Luke 1:45.“I believe God, that it shall be even as it was told me” Acts 27:25.“Abraham was strong in faith, being fully persuaded that what He had promised, He was able also to […]

Except Ye Abide – Andrew Murray

  As the Branch Cannot Bear Fruit of Itself, Except It Abide In the Vine; No More Can Ye, Except Ye Abide in Me John 15.4  We know the meaning of the word except. It expresses some indispensable condition, some inevitable law. The branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine. […]

Every Moment.-Isa.27:2-3 – Andrew Murray

  “In that day sing ye unto her, A vineyard of red wine. I the Lord do keep it; I will water it every moment: lest any hurt it, I will keep it night and day. “-ISA.27:2,3.THE vineyard was the symbol of the people of Israel, in whose midst the True Vine was to stand […]

Even As I Have Loved You – Andrew Murray

  This is My Commandment, That Ye Love One Another, Even as I Have Loved You John 15.12  This is the second time our Lord uses the expression Even as I. The first time it was of His relation to the Father, keeping His commandments, and abiding in His love. Even so we are to […]

ENTIRE CONSECRATION – Andrew Murray

  “But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? for all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.” To be able to offer anything to God is a perfect mystery. Consecration is a miracle of grace. “All things […]

The Faith that Takes – Andrew Murray

  Therefore, I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11: 24  WHAT a promise! so large, so Divine, that our little hearts cannot take it in, and in every possible way seek to limit it to what we […]

Election – Andrew Murray

  Ye Did Not Choose Me, But I Chose You, and Appointed You That Ye Should Go and Bear Fruit John 15.16  The branch does not choose the vine, or decide on which vine it will grow. The vine brings forth the branch, as and where it will. Even so Christ says: Ye did not […]

The Boldness of God’s Friends – Andrew Murray

  And He said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him and he from within shall answer […]

Prayer in Harmony with the Destiny of Man – Andrew Murray

  He saith unto them, whose is this image and superscription? Matt. 21: 20. And God said, let us make man in our image, after our likeness Gen 1: 26.WHOSE is this image? It was by this question that Jesus foiled His enemies, when they thought to take Him, and settled the matter of duty […]

Dwelling in “The Holiest” Through the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the Holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way which be bath consecrated for us through the veil, that is to say, his flesh, and having a great priest over the house of God, let us draw near with a true heart, in […]

Drawing Near to God – Andrew Murray

  Christ is not the End but the Way. He came to reveal the Father, to bring us unto God, to open a way in which we could draw near to God. Many Christians regard Christ as the End: if they have found him they are content. They do not understand that to have found […]

Draw Near with Boldness – Andrew Murray

  “Let us draw near, that we may receive mercy.” This is the compassion we need when the sense of sin and guilt and unworthiness depress us. In drawing near to the throne of grace, to the mercy-seat, in prayer, we first receive mercy, we experience that God pardons and accepts and loves. “And we […]

Do we not know that throughout Scripture – Andrew Murray

  Do we not know that throughout Scripture a chief element of faith in God is a sense of powerlessness and utter helplessness? I want to speak here on the place faith must have if we are to obtain that deep, intense, living vitality which we are longing for. If we are to appropriate the […]

Divine wisdom as absolute as divine righteousness – Andrew Murray

  The gospel was a revelation of the righteousness of God, and revealed the way in which he himself was righteous, and could righteously accept the ungodly as righteous too. The Corinthians were a people with whom wisdom was everything. In the epistle to them Paul shows that just as absolute as was the need […]

Discretion – Andrew Murray

  “For wisdom entereth into thine heart, and knowledge is pleasant unto thy soul, discretion shall reserve thee, understanding shall keep thee” Proverbs 2:10,11.“My son, keep sound wisdom and discretion: so shall they be life unto thy soul” Proverbs 3:21,22.“Ye ought to be quiet, and to do nothing rash” Acts 19:36.Indiscretion is not merely the […]

Day by Day – Andrew Murray

  “And the people shall go out and gather the portion of a day in his day.”-Ex.16:4(marg.).THE day’s portion in its day: Such was the rule for God’s giving and man’s working in the ingathering of the manna. It is still the law in all the dealings of God’s grace with His children. A clear […]

Daily Fellowship with God – Andrew Murray

  1. The first and chief need of our Christian life is, Fellowship with God. The Divine life within us comes from God, and is entirely dependent upon Him. As I need every moment afresh the air to breathe, as the s sun every moment afresh sends down its light, so it is only in […]

Convicted of Unbelief – Andrew Murray

  We must be convicted of our unbelief. Jesus said to the disciples, O foolish men, slow in heart to believe in all that the prophets have spoken! If we could only get a true picture of the amount of unbelief in the hearts of God’s children, we would be astonished and ashamed. Unbelief bars […]

Consider Jesus – Andrew Murray

  Consider Jesus: these words may be taken as the motto of the Epistle to the Hebrews. The weakness of the Christian living which the writer saw among the Hebrews and their danger of missing God’s promises through unbelief and disobedience was due to their ignorance of the real nature of the perfect redemption which […]

Consecration – Andrew Murray

  But who am I, and what is my people, that we should be able to offer so willingly after this sort? For all things come of Thee, and of Thine own have we given Thee.To be able to offer anything to God is a perfect mystery. Consecration is a miracle of grace. All things […]

Conformity To The World – Andrew Murray

  “I beseech you, brethren, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God. And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is the good and acceptable, and perfect, will of God” Romans 12:1,2.Do not be conformed to […]

Conformity to Jesus – Andrew Murray

  “Predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son” Romans 8:29.“I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you” John 13:15.The Bible speaks of two types of conformity, a twofold likeness which we bear. We may be conformed to the world or to Jesus. The one […]

Confidence in Blood Jesus – Andrew Murray

  God has no other way of dealing with sin, or the sinner, save through the blood. For victory over sin and the deliverance of the sinner God has no other means or thought than “THE BLOOD OF JESUS.” Yes, it is indeed something that surpasses all understanding. All the wonders of grace are focused […]

Confession Of Sin – Andrew Murray

  “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” – 1 John 1:9.Too often the confession of sin is superficial, and often it is quite neglected. Few Christians realize how necessary it is to be in earnest about the matter, or […]

Cleansing Through the Blood – Andrew Murray

  “If ye walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin”-I John 1: 7 WE have already seen that the most important effect of the Blood is reconciliation for sin. The fruit of knowledge […]

Christ’s Love To Us – Andrew Murray

  “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.” – John 15:9.In relationships between friends and family members, everything depends on their love to each other. Of what value is abundance of riches, if love is lacking between husband and wife, or parents and children? And in […]

Christ’s Friendship: Its Origin – Andrew Murray

  Greater Love Hath No Man Than This, That a Man Lay Down His Life for His Friends. John 15.13 In the three following verses our Lord speaks of His relation to His disciples under a new aspect that of friendship. He point us to the love in which it on His side has its origin […]

Christ’s Friendship: Its Intimacy – Andrew Murray

  No Longer Do I Call You Servants; for the Servant Knoweth Not What His Lord Doeth: But I Have Called You Friends; for All Things That I Heard from My Father, I Have Made Known unto You John 15.15  The highest proof of true friendship, and one great source of its blessedness, is the […]

Christ’s Friendship: Its Evidence – Andrew Murray

  Ye Are My Friends, if Ye Do the Things Which I Command You John 15.14  Our Lord has said what He gave as proof of His friendship: He gave His life for us. He now tells us what our part is to be to do the things which He commands. He gave His life […]

Christ in Me – Andrew Murray

  “Examine yourselves to see if your faith is really genuine.”2 Corinthians 13:5Christ is in me. What a difference it would make if we could take time every morning to focus on the thought. Christ is in me.Christ made it clear to His disciples. The Spirit would teach them; “When I am raised to life […]

Children Of God – Andrew Murray

  “As many as received Him, to them gave He the power to become children of God, even to them that believe on His name” John 1:12.What is given must be received, otherwise it does not profit. If the first great deed of God’s love is the gift of His Son, then the first work […]

Chastisement – Andrew Murray

  “Blessed is the man whom Thou chastenest, O Lord, and teachest out of Thy law; that Thou mayest give him rest from the days of adversity” Psalm 94:12,13.“Before I was afflicted, I went astray; but now have I kept Thy word …. It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I […]

Carnal or Spiritual? – Andrew Murray

  And Peter went out and wept bitterly.Luke 22:62 .  These words indicate the turning point in the life of Peter, a crisis. There is often a question about the life of holiness. Do you grow into it? Or do you come into it by a crisis suddenly? Peter has been growing for three years […]

By Faith We Understand – Andrew Murray

  By faith we understand. The seat of faith is not the understanding or the reason, but the heart. Once faith possesses and quickens the heart, it then acts through the understanding. Faith understands divine things; through faith we can have spiritual understanding. If our faith is to worship and work properly, it must truly […]

Blessings From Surrender – Andrew Murray

  Oh, God wants to bless you in a way beyond what you expect. From the beginning, ear hath not heard, neither hath the eye seen, what God hath prepared for them that wait for Him. God has prepared unheard-of-things, blessings much more wonderful than you can imagine, more mighty than you can conceive. They […]

Believe that ye have received – Andrew Murray

  Therefore, I say unto you, all things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye have received them, and ye shall have them. Mark 11:24  WHAT a promise! so large, so Divine, that our little hearts cannot take it in, and in every possible way seek to limit it to what we think […]

Because of his importunity – Andrew Murray

  And He said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go to him at midnight, and say to him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine is come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him, and he from within shall answer […]

Bear fruit, that the Father may give what ye ask – Andrew Murray

  Ye did not choose me, but I chose you, and appointed you, that ye should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should abide: that whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my name, He may give it you. John 15:16. The fervent effectual prayer of a righteous man availeth much. James 5:16THE […]

Be Strong and of Good Courage – Andrew Murray

  Wait on the LORD; be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart; wait, I say, on the LORD!Psalm 27:14 (NKJV) The Pslamist said in the previous verse, I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the LORD in the land of the living. If […]

Be Filled With the Spirit – Andrew Murray

  Other words concerning the Holy Spirit are found in Acts 2:4: They were all filled with the Holy Spirit (NKJV) and Ephesians 5:18: Be filled with the Spirit. The one text is a narrative, telling us what actually happened. The other is a command, telling us what we should be. If there is any […]

Be A Blessing – Andrew Murray

  “Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto the land that I will show thee; and I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee; and thou shalt be a blessing” Genesis 12:1,2.In these first words that God spoke to Abraham, we […]

At this Moment – Andrew Murray

  “Behold, Now is the accepted time; behold, Now is the day of salvation.” 2 Cor 6:2THE thought of living moment by moment is of such central importancelooking at the abiding in Christ from our side-that we want once more to speak of it. And to all who desire to learn the blessed art of […]

At that day – Andrew Murray

  In that day ye shall ask me nothing. Verily, verily, I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall ask the Father in my Name, He will give it you. Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my Name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full. At that day ye shall ask in […]

Assurance Of Faith – Andrew Murray

  “Abraham staggered not at the promise of God through unbelief, but was strong in faith, giving glory to God, and being fully persuaded that, what He had promised, He was able also to perform” Romans 4:20,21.“My little children, let us not love in word, neither in tongue; but in deed and truth. Hereby we […]

Ask, and it shall be given you – Andrew Murray

  Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you: for every one that asketh receiveth, and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened,Matt 7 :7-8. Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask a miss. James 4 […]

As your Wisdom – Andrew Murray

  “Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us WISDOM from God, both righteousness and sanctification, and redemption.”-I COR.1:30 (R.V. marg.).JESUS CHRIST is not only Priest to purchase, and King to secure, but also Prophet to reveal to us the salvation which God bath prepared for them that love Him. Just […]

As your Strength – Andrew Murray

  “All power is given UNTO ME in heaven and in earth.”-MATT.28:18“Be strong IN THE LORD, and in the power of his might.” –EPH.6.10.“My power is made perfect in weakness.”-2 COR.12:9 (R.V.).THERE is no truth more generally admitted among earnest Christians than that of their utter weakness. There is no truth more generally misunderstood and […]

As your Sanctification – Andrew Murray

  “Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who has made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and SANCTIFICATION, and redemption.” I COR.1:30(R.V. marg.).“Paul unto the Church of God which is at Corinth to them that are sanctified in Christ Jesus, called to be saints” ;-thus the chapter opens in which we are taught […]

As your Righteousness – Andrew Murray

  “Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both RIGHTEOUSNESS and sanctification, and redemption.”-I Cor.1:30 (R.V. marg.).THE first of the great blessings which Christ our wisdom reveals to us as prepared in Himself, is -righteousness. It is not difficult to see why this must be first.There can […]

As your Redemption – Andrew Murray

  “Of God are ye in Christ Jesus, who was made unto us wisdom from God, both righteousness and sanctification, and REDEMPTION.”-I COR.1:30(R.V. marg.).HERE we have the top of the ladder, reaching into heaven-the blessed end to which Christ and life in Him is to lead. The word redemption, though sometimes applied to our deliverance […]

As you came to Him, by Faith – Andrew Murray

  “As ye have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk ye in Him: rooted and built up in Him, and stablished in the faith, abounding therein. “CoL.2:6-7 N THESE words the apostle teaches us the weighty lesson, that it is not only by faith that we first come to Christ and are united to Him, […]

As the Surety of the Covenant – Andrew Murray

  “Jesus was made a surety of a better testament. “-Heb 7:22  0F THE old Covenant, Scripture speaks as not being faultless, and God complains that Israel had not continued in it; and so He regarded them not (Heb.8:7-9). It had not secured its apparent object, in uniting Israel and God: Israel had forsaken Him, […]

As the Branch in the Vine – Andrew Murray

  I am the vine, ye are the branches.”-JOHN 15:5 It was in connection with the parable of the Vine that our Lord first used the expression, “Abide in me.” That parable, so simple, and yet so rich in its teaching, gives us the best and most complete illustration of the meaning of our Lord’s […]

As Christ in the Father – Andrew Murray

  “As the Father hath loved me, so I have loved you. Abide in my love, even as I abide in my Father’s love.”-JOHN 15:9,16 CHRIST had taught His disciples that to abide in Him was to abide in His love. The hour of His suffering is nigh, and He cannot speak muchmore to them. They […]

ARE YOU READY TO LEAVE THE WILDERNESS? – Andrew Murray

  You know the mark of Israel’s life in the wilderness-the cause of all their troubles there-was unbelief. They did not believe that God could take them into the promised land. And then followed many sins and failures-lusting, idolatry, murmuring, etc. That has, perhaps, been your life, beloved; you do not believe that God will […]

Andrew Murray Quotes – Andrew Murray

  “A dead Christ I must do everything for; a living Christ does everything for me.”“Christ is the humility of God embodied in human nature; the Eternal Love humbling itself, clothing itself in the garb of meekness and gentleness, to win and serve and save us.”“Faith expects from God what is beyond all expectation.”“Our love […]

And you shall find Rest to your Souls – Andrew Murray

  “Come unto me, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; and ye shall find rest to your souls -MATT.11:28-29REST for the soul: Such was the first promise with which the Saviour sought to win the heavy-laden sinner. Simple though it appears, the promise is indeed as […]

And in Love to the Brethren – Andrew Murray

  “This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. “-JOHN 15:12.“Like as the Father loved me, EVEN so I have loved you; LIKE As I have loved you, EVEN so love ye one another.” God became man; divine love began to run in the channel of a human heart; […]

And in His Love – Andrew Murray

  “As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: abide ye in my love.”–John 15:9.Blessed Lord, enlighten our eyes to see aright the glory of this wondrous word. Open to our meditation the secret chamber of THY LOVE, that our souls may enter in, and find there their everlasting dwelling-place. How else […]

An holy priesthood – Andrew Murray

  An holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.I Peter ii. 5. Ye shall be named the Priests of the Lord.Isaiah lxi. 6.THE Spirit of the Lord God is upon me: because the Lord hath anointed me.These are the words of Jesus in Isaiah. As the fruit of His […]

All you who have come to Him.1 – Andrew Murray

  “Come unto me.”-MATT.11:28“Abide in me.”-JOHN 15:4IT IS to you who have heard and hearkened to the call, “Come unto me,” that this new invitation comes, “Abide in me.” The message comes from the same loving Saviour. You doubtless have never repented having come at His call. You experienced that His word was truth; all […]

All You Who Have Come to Him – Andrew Murray

  No doubt you have never regretted responding to His call and coming to Him. You experienced that His word was truth; all His promises He fulfilled; He made you a partaker of the blessings and the joy of His love. His welcome was heartfelt, His pardon full and free, His love most sweet and […]

All things to Him – Andrew Murray

  Many, very many Christians, may we now say most Christians, have never seen that God claims all, that he asks that every moment of our life, every power of our being, every part of our possessions, shall have but one aim – the pleasure, the glory of God. They think such a life difficult […]

All things of God to him and in him it was indeed to be – Andrew Murray

  We should say this especially about man, made in God’s image. God created him that he might, in creaturely nature and form, show forth the nature of his divine and invisible glory. God created man with the one object that in and through man he might live out his divine life in such a […]

All things are of him – Andrew Murray

  Of him, and through him, and to him, are all things. This is the God of whom we say: To whom be glory for ever. This is his glory, and it is giving him glory when we know, and acknowledge, and live, and act on this blessed truth. All things are of him, as […]

All that God has begun He Himself continues – Andrew Murray

  Men have never had their eyes opened to see that all that God has begun he himself continues; that all that he demands he himself works out; that his divine purpose as author of all carries with it the assurance that he will perfect all he began.The God whom Christ has made known is […]

After this manner pray – Andrew Murray

    After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven. Matt. 6:9 EVERY teacher knows the power of example. He not only tells the child what to do and how to do it, but shows him how it really can be done. In condescension to our weakness, our heavenly Teacher has […]

Abiding Fruit – Andrew Murray

  I Chose You, and Appointed You, That Ye Should Go and Bear Fruit, and That Your Fruit Should Abide  John 15.16 There are some fruits that will not keep. One sort of pears or apples must be used at once; another sort can be kept over till next year. So there is in Christian work […]

Absolute Surrender -Andrew Murray

  “And Ben-hadad the king of Syria gathered all his host together: and there were thirty and two kings with him, and horses, and chariots: and he went up and besieged Samaria, and warred against it. And he sent messengers to Ahab king of Israel into the city, and said unto him, Thus saith Benhadad, […]

Abide In My Love – Andrew Murray

  Even as the Father Hath Loved Me, I Also Have Loved You: Abide Ye in My Love—John 15.9 Abide in My love—We speak of a man’s home as his abode. Our abode, the home of our soul, is to be the love of Christ. We are to live our life there, to be at home […]

Abide – Andrew Murray

  Abide in Me, and I in You—John 15.4 When a new graft is placed in a vine and it abides there, there is a twofold process that takes place. The first is in the wood. The graft shoots its little roots and fibers down into the stem, and the stem grows up into the graft, […]

A WORLDY SPIRIT, THE WORST HERESY – Andrew Murray

  John 15:19 , 17:14-16 I Cor 2:12In this world there are two kingdoms, contending for the master. Each kingdom has its animating spirit, in which its strength lies, by which all it does is guided, and through which it holds rule among men. Everything we are or do derives its character and its worth […]

A Word to Workers – Andrew Murray

  Some time ago I read this expression in an old author: —“The first duty of a clergyman is humbly to ask of God that all that he wants done in his hearers should first be truly and fully done in himself.” These words have stuck to me ever since. What a solemn application this […]

A Testimony & An Epilogue – Andrew Murray

  A Testimony In the following quotations from Starlight, by G. Sterrenberg, the great truth about the cross is expressed in simple and powerful words. Let the chapters on ‘The Fellowship of the Cross’ and ‘The Holy Spirit and the Cross’ especially be read. Our Head Christ took the lowest place on the cross, and so He […]

A Savior From Sin – Andrew Murray

  “Thou shalt call His name Jesus; for He shall save His people from their sins” Matthew 1:21.“Ye know that He was manifest to take away sins; and in Him is no sin. Whosoever abideth in Him sinneth not” I John 3:5,6.It is sin that is the cause of our misery. It is sin that […]

A New Spirit, and God’s Spirit – Andrew Murray

A new heart will I give you, and a new spirit will I put within you. And I will put my Spirit within you.’ -Ezekiel 36: 26, 27. GOD has revealed Himself in two great dispensations. In the Old we have the, time of promise and preparation, in the New that of fulfilment and possession.’ In […]

Follow Me – Andrew Murray

The Lord did not speak these words to all who believed on him, or who hoped to be blessed by him, but to those whom he would make fishers of men. He said this not only at the first calling of the apostles, but also later on to Peter: ‘Henceforth thou shalt catch men’ (Luke […]

Ye Are The Branches – Andrew Murray

AN ADDRESS TO CHRISTIAN WORKERS Everything depends on our being right in Christ. If I want good apples, I must have a good apple tree. If I care for the health of the apple tree, the apple tree will give me good apples. And it is just so with our Christian life and work. If our […]

The Fruit Of The Spirit Is Love – Andrew Murray

I want to look at the fact of a life filled with the Holy Spirit more from the practical side. I want to show how this life will reveal itself in our daily walk and conduct. Under the Old Testament you know the Holy Spirit often came upon men as a divine Spirit of revelation to […]

O Wretched Man That I Am! – Andrew Murray

“0 wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord” (Romans 7:24,25). You know the wonderful location that this text has in the epistle to the Romans. It stands here at the end of the seventh chapter as the gateway into the […]

Impossible With Man, Possible With God – Andrew Murray

“And he said, the things which are impossible with men are possible with God” (Luke 18:27). Christ had said to the rich young ruler, “Sell all that thou hast … and come, follow me.” The young man went away sorrowful. Christ then turned to the disciples,: and said: “How hardly shall they that have riches enter […]

Having Begun In The Spirit – Andrew Murray

The words from which I wish to address you, you will find in the epistle to the Galatians, the third chapter, the second and third verses: “This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith? Are ye so foolish?” And then comes […]