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A.B. Simpson (1843 - 1919)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker A.B. Simpson in text and pdf format. Simpson is the founder of the Christian Missionary Alliance Movement that began in Canada with a desire to promote missions and global evangelism. He was used powerfully of the Lord to unify many brothers and sisters in a common purpose of fulfilling the great commission.
A.W. Tozer joined with the Missionary Alliance denomination because of the teachings of A.B. Simpson and specific his writings on holiness: "A Larger Christian Life." He wrote many hymns and added a great emphasis on the person of Jesus Christ in church-life.
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(The Holy Spirit) 13. THE STILL, SMALL VOICE
"And he said, Go forth, and stand upon the mount before the Lord. And behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earth ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 14. THE POT OF OIL
"Tell me: what hast thou in the house? And she said, Thine handmaid hath not anything in the house, save a pot of oil. Then he said, Go, borrow thee vessels abroad of all thy neighbors, even empty vessels; borrow not a few. And when thou art come in, tho ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 15. THE VALLEY OF DITCHES
"Thus saith the Lord, Make this valley full of ditches. For thus saith the Lord, Ye shall not see wind, neither shall ye see rain; yet that valley shall be filled with water, that ye may drink, both ye, and your cattle, and your beasts. And this is but a ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 16. THE SPIRIT OF INSPIRATION
"No prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost.” 2 Peter 1: 20, 21.
This passage directs our attention to the ins ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 17. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF JOEL
“And it shall some to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions." Joel 2: 28.
Joel was the oldest of the prophets o ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 18. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF ISAIAH
"Well spake the Holy Ghost by Esaias the prophet unto our fathers." Acts 28 :25.
The name "Isaiah" means the "Salvation of Jehovah." Isaiah is the prophet of salvation, and the revealer of the Lord Jesus Christ and the Holy Ghost, the divine agent in th ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 19. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN LIFE AND TESTIMONY OF JEREMIAH
JEREMIAH, although occupying in comparison with Isaiah the second place in our Old Testament canons, really occupied the highest place in the mind of his people, and in the estimation of the rabbis and religious leaders of the Jews. So supremely was he ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 2. THE BREATH OF GOD
"And the Lord God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul." Genesis 2: 7.
"The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell wh ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 20. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN EZEKIEL
"The word of the Lord came expressly unto Ezekiel the priest, the son of Buzi, in the land of the Chaldeans by the river Chebar; and the hand of the Lord was there upon him." Ezekiel 1:3.
The ministry of Ezekiel was dramatic and pathetic. Like Jeremiah' ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 21. THE SPIRIT OF THE RESURRECTION -- Ezekiel 37: 8
"For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death." Rom. 8: 2. "But if the Spirit of him that raised up Jesus from the dead dwell in you, he that hath raised up Christ from the dead shall also quicken your ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 22. THE RIVER OF BLESSING
"Afterward he brought me again unto the door of the house; and, behold, waters issued out from under the threshold of the house eastward: for the forefront of the house stood toward the east, and the waters came down from under, from the right side of th ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 23. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE DAYS OF THE RESTORATION
"Not by might, nor by power, but by my Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zechariah 4: 6.
The restoration was a period of Jewish history as distinctly marked as the Patriarchal or the Mosaic age, the times of the Judges, or the Kingdoms of Judah and Isra ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 24. THE OLIVE TREES AND THE GOLDEN LAMPS
"Not by might, nor by power, but by My Spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." Zech. 4: 6.
We have already looked at these words in connection with the history of the Restoration and the mighty movements of God's providence in bringing about that glorious res ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 25. THE LAST MESSAGE OF THE HOLY GHOST TO THE OLD DISPENSATION
“But who may abide the day of his coming, and who shall stand when he appeareth, for he is like a refiner's fire, and like fullers' soap: and he shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver; and he shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gold ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 3. THE SWORD OF THE SPIRIT
"So He drove out the man; and He placed at the east of the Garden of Eden Cherubim, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life."—Genesis 3: 24.
"And the Sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God."—Eph. 6 ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 4. THE PILLAR OF CLOUD AND FIRE
"And the Lord went before them by day in a pillar of cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night: he took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 5. THE LIVING WATER
"And all drink the same spiritual drink; for they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them: and that Rock was Christ." 1 Cor. 10: 4.
“Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 6. THE ANOINTING OIL
"Now He which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God." 2 Cor. 1: 21.
The use of oil is more common in eastern lands than it is with us. The olive tree is one of the typical trees of Palestine. It is a wonderful tree. Its leaf is ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 7. THE BAPTISM WITH FIRE
"He shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire." Matthew 3: 11. "For our God is a consuming fire." Hebrews 12: 29.
Fire is one of the most powerful and striking elements of the material world. It has always been an object of importance and of ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 8. THE SPIRIT OF WISDOM
"God hath . . . given us the Spirit . . . of a sound mind." 2 Tim. 1: 7. "Thou gavest also Thy good Spirit to instruct them." Nehemiah 9: 20.
The latter passage suggests the work of the Holy Sprit as the teacher and guide of God's people through their hi ... read more
(The Holy Spirit) 9. THE HOLY SPIRIT IN THE BOOK OF JUDGES
"But God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen, and thing ... read more
(The Life of Prayer) 1. THE PATTERN PRAYER
"And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth. Give us day by day our daily bread. And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that ... read more
(The Life of Prayer) 2. ENCOURAGEMENTS TO PRAYER
"And he said unto them, Which of you shall have a friend, and shall go unto him at midnight, and say unto him, Friend, lend me three loaves; for a friend of mine in his journey is come to me, and I have nothing to set before him? And he from within shal ... read more
(The Life of Prayer) 3. IN HIS NAME
"And 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. These things hav ... read more
(The Life of Prayer) 4. THE PRAYER OF FAITH
"And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he ... read more
(The Life of Prayer) 5. HINDRANCES TO PRAYER
"That your prayers be not hindered." (1 Peter 3:7).
THE GREATEST HINDRANCE TO THE LIFE OF PRAYER IS SIN.
"The Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; neither his ear heavy, that it cannot hear: but your iniquities have separated between y ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 1. The Wonderful
“His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6.)
The idea of a child king was not unfamiliar to the Old Testament. Little Samuel had been Israel’s best prophet and judge; yo ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 10. The Horn of Our Salvation
“Blessed be the Lord God of Israel; for He has visited and redeemed his people, and has raised up a horn of salvation for us in the house of his servant David; as he spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets, which have been since the world began: that ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 11. The Key of David
“These things says he that is holy, he that is true, he that has the hey of David, he that opens, and no man shuts; and shuts, and no man opens.” (Rev. 3: 7.)
The seven epistles to the churches in Revelation contain the last message of Christ to the ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 12. The Corner
“Out of him came forth the corner, out of him the nail, out of him the battle bow.” (Zech. 10: 4.)
The reference of this verse is to the tribe of Judah, out of which was to come the corner, the nail and the battle bow. This may have referred, in the ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 13. The Refiner
“But who may abide the day of his coming? And who shall stand when he appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire, and like fullers’ soap: and He shall sit as a refiner and purifier of silver: and He shall purify the sons of Levi, and purge them as gol ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 14. The Baptizer
“Upon whom you see the Spirit descending, and remaining on him, the same is He who baptizes with the Holy Ghost.” (John 1: 33.)
This is one of the names given to our dear Lord. And it is especially becoming that we should greatly honor the Holy Gho ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 15. Christ the Living Vine
“I am the vine, you are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same brings forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.” (John 15: 5.)
The vine is the most important production of the vegetable creation; therefore it has been u ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 2. The Rock of Ages
“You will keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on You: because he trusts in You, Trust in the Lord for ever: for in the Lord JEHOVAH is everlasting strength.” (Isa.26: 3, 4.)
The literal translation of this beautiful verse, as it will be ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 3. The First and the Last
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” (Rev. 22:13.)
As we think of the friends of life, how few there are that were linked with our earliest associations and memories! There was a period when every friendship bega ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 4. Christ the Living Way
"Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holiest by the blood of Jesus, by a new and living way, which he has consecrated for us, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh; and having an high priest over the house of God; let us draw near ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 5. Christ Our Surety
“He is the mediator (or surety) of a better covenant, which was established upon better promises.” (Heb. 8: 6.)
“For all the promises of God in him are yes, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us.” (2 Cor. 1: 20.)
“He has made with me an ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 6. Christ our Passover
“Purge out therefore the old leaven, that you may be a new lump, as you are unleavened. For even Christ our Passover is sacrificed for us: therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with t ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 7. Christ our Prophet
“A prophet shall the Lord your God raise up unto you of your brethren, like unto me; him shall you hear.” (Acts 7: 37.)
The Hebrew prophets were the noblest class of men in ancient Israel. The priests were not always pure and true to God, for even th ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 8. Making David King
“All these … were of one heart to make David king.” (1 Chr. 12: 38.)
In one of the chapels of Oxford University there is a beautiful stained glass window, the exterior of which is decorated with sacred pictures from the Old Testament, the interior ... read more
(The Names of Jesus) 9. Christ Our Head
“And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell.” (Col. 1: 18, 19.)
The human body is the ... read more
(The Self Life and the Christ Life) 1. NOT I BUT CHRIST
"If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." (Mat. 16: 24). "I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ." (Gal. 2: 20).
HERE lies the great difference between the world's gospel ... read more
(The Self Life and the Christ Life) 2. RESURRECTED NOT RAISE
THERE is a great difference between risen and resurrected. One may rise from one level to another; but when one is resurrected he is brought from nothing into existence, from death to life, and the transition is simply infinite. A true Christian is not ... read more
(The Self Life and the Christ Life) 3. SAUL, OR SELF LIFE LEADING TO DESTRUCTION
The place of Saul in Old Testament history is significant and, we believe, typical of great spiritual truths. It is conceded that Israel's redemption from Egypt foreshadowed human redemption through the cross of Calvary and the finished work of Christ. ... read more
(The Self Life and the Christ Life) 4. AGAG, OR THE SUBTLETIES OF THE SELF LIFE
"Then said Samuel, Bring ye hither to me Agag, the king of the Amalekites. And Agag came unto him delicately. And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. And Samuel said, As thy sword hath made women childless, so shall thy mother be childless ... read more
(The Self Life and the Christ Life) 5. JONAH, OR THE SHADOW OF SELF
"Therefore now, O Lord, take, I beseech thee, my life from me; it is better for me to die than to live." (Jonah 4: 3).
This was the best prayer that Jonah ever uttered, if he had only really meant it in the right sense. The greatest need of Jonah's life ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 1. LIVING IN THE SPIRIT
"If we live in the Spirit, let us also walk in the Spirit." Gal. 5: 25.
What is it to Live in the Spirit?
It is to be born of the Spirit. It is to have received a new spiritual life from above. "That which is born of the flesh is flesh, that which is ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 10. THE SPIRIT OF LOVE
"Walk in love." Eph. 5: 2.
"The fruit of the Spirit is love." Gal 5: 22.
The legend has come to us that when the apostle John was old, and waiting for His Master's call, he used to rise in the pulpit of the church in Ephesus each Lord's Day, as it cam ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 11. THE SPIRIT OF POWER
"Ye shall receive the power of the Holy Ghost coming upon you." Acts 1: 5.
The world is discovering, even in the scientific field, that power is not to be measured by mere mechanical and material forces. There was a time when the strength of an army co ... read more
(Walking in the Spirit) 12. THE SPIRIT OF PRAYER
"Likewise the Spirit also helpeth our infirmities; for we know not what we should pray for as we ought; but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered." Rom. 8: 26.
"Praying in the Holy Ghost." Jude, verse 20.
... read more