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Andrew Murray (1828 - 1917)
Read freely text sermons and articles by the speaker Andrew Murray in text and pdf format. Brother Andrew Murray was a well-known writer/preacher in South Africa who ministered amongst the Dutch Reformed churches. His writings now are widely accepted by modern evangelicals and he is published more than ever in his life-time.
Some of his better known books titles are: "Abide In Christ", "Absolute Surrender," and "Humility." His burden for the body of Christ were teachings on the abiding Spirit of Christ in the believer, the life of faith with God daily, and the life of intercession and prayer in the Church.
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"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 ... read more
MORNING WATCH - EIGHTEENTH DAY
"But I will sing of Thy power; yea, I will sing aloud of Thy mercy in the morning: for Thou hast been my defence and refuge in the day of my trouble." (Ps. lix. 16.)
Here is the secret of joyful morning prayer. It is the thought of what God has done fo ... read more
MORNING WATCH - EIGHTH DAY
"And Moses rose up early in the morning and went up unto Mount Sinai. . . . And the Lord. . . stood with him there and proclaimed the name of the Lord. . . and Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth and worshipped." (Exod. xxxiv. 4, 5, 8.)
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MORNING WATCH - ELEVENTH DAY
"And Joshua rose early in the morning, and the priests took up the ark of the Lord." (Josh. vi. 12, also iii. 1, vii. 16, viii. 10.)
Four times Joshua is spoken of as rising up early in the morning, first at Shittim, where the people were about to pass ... read more
MORNING WATCH - FIFTEENTH DAY
"If thou wouldst seek unto God betimes, and make thy supplication to the Almighty; if thou wert pure and upright, surely now He would awake for thee. . . Though thy beginning was small, yet thy latter end shall greatly increase." (Job viii. 5-7.)
One m ... read more
MORNING WATCH - FIFTH DAY
"And it came to pass on the third day in the morning that there were thunders and lightnings. . . . Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God. . . . And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long and waxed louder and louder, Moses sp ... read more
MORNING WATCH - FIRST DAY
"And Abraham rose up early in the morning." (Gen. xxi. 14 and Gen. xxii. 3.)
Twice we find this said of Abraham, both times in reference to what was painful to him. The first time it was to send away his son Ishmael from his home (xxi. 14), and the sec ... read more
MORNING WATCH - FOURTEENTH DAY
"What is man, that Thou shouldst magnify him, and that Thou shouldst set Thy heart upon him, and that Thou shouldst visit him every morning, and try him every moment?" (Job. vii. 17, 18).
Soul! hast thou ever known that God so magnifies thee, and has s ... read more
MORNING WATCH - NINTEENTH DAY
"O God, Thou art my God, early will I seek Thee, my soul thirsteth for Thee, my flesh longeth for Thee in a dry and thirsty land where no water is." (Ps. lxiii. 1.)
People constantly' speak of themselves as seeking salvation. The Bible never speaks in ... read more
MORNING WATCH - NINTH DAY
"And the fire upon the altar shall be kept burning thereon; it shall not go out; and the priest shall burn wood upon it every morning." (Lev. vi. 12.)
All acknowledge that the fire upon the altar is the type of the Holy Spirit. The sacrifice upon the a ... read more
MORNING WATCH - SECOND DAY
"And Jacob rose up early in the morning," (Gen. xxviii. 19.)
The Lord had appeared to Jacob at Bethel in the night. He had seen the glorious heavenly ladder with God the Lord standing above it. He had received from God the promise that He would be with ... read more
MORNING WATCH - SEVENTEETH DAY
"My voice shalt Thou hear in the morning. 0 Lord, in the morning will I direct my prayer unto Thee and will look up." (Ps. v. 3.)
David here gives expression to his intention that the morning shall continue to be the time when he will make his voice he ... read more
MORNING WATCH - SEVENTH DAY
And thou shalt overlay it ( the altar) with pure gold. . . and Aaron shall burn thereon incense of sweet spices every morning; when he dresseth the lamps he shall burn it." (Exod. xxx. 3, 7.)
The "incense of sweet spices" signifies prayer. "Let my pray ... read more
MORNING WATCH - SIXTEENTH DAY
"If thou prepare thine heart and stretch out thine hands toward Him, if iniquity be in thine hand, put it far away. . . then shalt thou lift up thy face without spot. . . thou shalt shine forth, thou shalf be as the morning." (Job. xi. 13-17.)
We have ... read more
MORNING WATCH - SIXTH DAY
"The one lamb thou shalt offer in the morning and the other lamb thou shalt offer at even. . This shall be a continual burnt offering throughout your generations. . . before the Lord, where I will meet you to speak there unto thee." (Exod. xxix. 39. 42.)
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MORNING WATCH - TENTH DAY
"In the morning the Lord will show who are His, and who is holy, and will cause him to come near unto Him, even him whom He shall choose will He cause to come near unto Him." (Num. xvi. 5.)
The Lord had chosen Aaron and his sons to be His, and had cons ... read more
MORNING WATCH - THIRD DAY
"And it came to pass that in the morning watch the Lord looked unto the hosts of the Egyptians through the pillar of fire and of the cloud, and troubled the host of the Egyptians. And Moses stretched forth his hand over the sea and the sea returned to his ... read more
MORNING WATCH - THIRTEENTH DAY
"And the sons of Job went and held a feast in the house of each one upon his day. . . . And it was so . . . that Job sent and sanctified them and rose up early in the morning and offered burnt offerings. . . . For Job said, It may be that my sons have sin ... read more
MORNING WATCH - THIRTIETH DAY
"And at night He went out and abode in the mount that is called the Mount of Olives. And all the people came early in the morning to Him in the Temple for to hear Him." (Luke xxi. 37-38.)
"And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dr ... read more
MORNING WATCH - THIRTY-FIRST DAY
" And very early in the morning, the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun."
"Now when Jesus was risen early the first day of the week, He appeared first to Mary Magdalene out of whom He had cast seven devils." (M ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWELFTH DAY
"(There shall be) One that ruleth over men righteously, that ruleth in the fear of God. He shall be as the light of the morning, when the sun riseth, a morning without clouds, when the tender grass springeth out of the earth through clear shining after ra ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTIETH DAY
"But unto Thee have I cried, 0 Lord; and in the morning shall my prayer prevent Thee." (Ps. Ixxxviii. 13.)
In this Psalm we find the writer in great darkness and distress. Prayer is his only comfort. "Oh, Lord God of my salvation, I have cried day and ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-EIGHTH DAY
"The just Lord is in the midst thereof; He will not do iniquity; every morning doth He bring His judgment to light." (Zeph. iii. 5.)
As the Almighty Lord, God is the Governor of this world, and faithfully, without fail, He gives anew every morning the ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-FIFTH DAY
"O Lord, be gracious unto us; we have waited for Thee; be Thou their arm every morning, our salvation also in the time of trouble." (Isa. xxxiii. 2.)
When a man in business is not possessed of much means himself, but has a wealthy friend to render him ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-FIRST DAY
"Cause me to hear Thy lovingkindness in the morning, for in Thee do I trust; cause me to know the way wherein I should walk, for I lift up my soul unto Thee." (Ps. cxliii. 8.)
On a previous occasion David had said: "Thy lovingkindness is better than li ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-FOURTH DAY
"With my soul have I desired Thee in the night, yea, with my spirit within me will I seek Thee early," (Isa. xxvi. 9.)
.. Those that seek Me early shall find Me." (Prov. 8. 17.) If I am seeking for a treasure of great value, I am willing to go to much ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-NINTH DAY
"And in the morning. rising up a great while before day. He went out and departed into a solitary place and there prayed." (Mark i. 35.)
We have seen in the Old Testament what a series there was of men of God to whom it is said that they rose up early ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-SECOND DAY
" O satisfy us early with Thy mercy, that we may rejoice and be glad all our days. Let Thy work appear unto Thy servants and Thy glory unto their children." (Ps. xc. 14, 16.)
In our text yesterday the psalmist prays for himself alone: "Cause me to hear ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-SEVETH DAY
"It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning: great is Thy faithfulness." (Lam. iii. 22, 23.)
In the Psalms we often find mention made of the mercies of the Lord in connection espec ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-SIXTH DAY
"The Lord God hath given me the tongue of the learned, that I should know how to speak a word in season to him that is weary; He awakeneth morning by morning, He awakeneth mine ear to hear as the learned." (Isa. 1. 4.)
Thus speaks the prophet of himsel ... read more
MORNING WATCH - TWENTY-THIRD DAY
".. It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord, and to sing praises unto Thy name, 0 Most High, to show forth Thy lovingkindness in the morning and Thy faithfulness every night." (Ps. xcii. 1,2.)
How often we find the thought expressed that we mus ... read more
He That Abideth in Me, and I in Him, the Same Bringeth Forth Much FruitJohn 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 s ... read more
My words in you
If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will, and it shall be done unto you.John xv. 7.
THE vital connection between the word and prayer is one of the simplest and earliest lessons of the Christian life. As that newly- ... read more
Ninteenth Lesson. I go unto the Father! Or, Power for Praying and Working
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 xiv. 12, 13.
AS ... read more
Ninth Lesson. Pray the Lord of the harvest; Or, Prayer provides Labourers
Then saith He unto His disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few. Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that He will send forth labourers into His harvest.Matt. ix. 37-38.
THE Lord frequently taught His discipl ... read more
"Now therefore, if ye will obey my voice indeed, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto Me above all people" Exodus 19:5.
"The Lord shall greatly bless thee, if thou only carefully hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God" Deuteronomy 15:4,5.
"By fa ... read more
Jesus said: My meat is to do the will of Him that sent Me, and to finish His work. John 4:34. I have meat to eat that ye know not of. Jesus had a hidden manna that He received from the Father, and that was the secret of His wonderful power. The nutri ... read more
"Obey my voice...and I will be your God:" - Jeremiah 11:4.
God gave this command to Israel when He gave them the law. But Israel had no power to keep the law. So God gave them a "new covenant," to enable His people to live a life of obedience. We read, ... read more
Obedience; The Victorious Life
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 sa ... read more
Obey And Abide
If Ye Keep My Commandments, Ye Shall Abide In My LoveJohn 15.10
In our former meditation reference was made to the entrance into a life of rest and strength which has often come through a true insight into the personal love of Christ, and the as ... read more
Obeying His Commandments
"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 belo ... read more
Of God, and through God all things
In the life of faith there is no lesson more needful and indispensable, and yet, owing to our self-confidence, none more difficult, than that of the utter weakness and helplessness of the regenerate man to live the spiritual and truly Christlike life with ... read more
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 ca
God Expects Your Surrender Yes, it has its foundation in the very nature of God God cannot do otherwise. Who is God? He is the Fountain of life, the only Source of existence and power and goodness, and throughout the universe there is nothing good but wha ... read more
On those who believe that a revival is needed and is possible
On those who believe that a revival is needed and is possible rests the solemn responsibility of preparing the way of the Lord in speaking to God and men and women about it. To God we speak about it in prayer. We ask him to open our own eyes and hearts, a ... read more
Ordinary sins of daily life must not be tolerated.
If the church is to be an habitation of God in the Spirit, if God is really to dwell among his people, sin must be judged and cast out. Judgment must begin at the sanctuary. In the whole universe of things, sin is the only thing that can hide God or hinde ... read more
our cry for pardon and deliverance will work an entire revolution.
Above all, the sin of having had the love of God to the world given into our heart for the one purpose of communicating it, and then having congratulated ourselves on the small gifts of silver or gold for which we sought to commute our personal service, w ... read more
Our First Priority
If this be the root of the tree, its nature must be seen in every branch and leaf and fruit. If humility be the first, the all-inclusive grace of the life of Jesus - if humility be the secret of His atonement - then the health and strength of our spiritua ... read more
Our Love To Christ
...Jesus Christ: Whom having not seen, ye love; in whom, though now ye see him not, yet believing, ye rejoice with joy unspeakable and full of glory: Receiving the end of your faith, even the salvation of your souls." - 1 Peter 1:7-9.
What a wonderful ... read more
Our Surrender To Jesus
"They gave their own selves to the Lord" 2 Corinthians 8:5.
The chief element of what Jesus has done for me--always does for me--lies in His surrender of Himself for me. I have the main element of what He would have me do in my surrender to Him. For yo ... read more
Our unbelief stands in the way of revival
There is no symptom of a feeble and diseased life more terrible than that we get so accumulated to it as not to believe any great change possible. We settle down and rest content with what we are; we find reason for regarding our state as the best possi ... read more