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 Scripture Texts That Moulded George Müller



[b]Scripture Texts That Moulded George Müller[/b]
[i]CERTAIN marked Scripture precepts and promises had such a singular influence upon this man of God, and so often proved the guides to his course, that they illustrate Psalm cxix.105:[/i]

"Thy word is a lamp unto my feet,
And a light unto my path."

[i]Those texts which, at the parting of the way, became to him God's sign-boards, showing him the true direction, are here given, as nearly as may be in the order in which they became so helpful to him. The study of them will prove a kind of spiritual biography, outlining his career. Some texts, known to have been very conspicuous in their influence, we put in capitals. The italics are his own.[/i]

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"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 iii.16.)


"Cursed be the man that trusteth in man and maketh flesh his arm." (Jeremiah xvii.5.)


"O, fear the Lord, ye His saints; for there is no want to them that fear Him." (Psa. xxxiv.9.)


"Owe no man anything, but to love one another." (Rom. xiii.8.)


"SEEK YE FIRST THE KINGDOM OF GOD AND HIS RIGHTEOUSNESS; AND ALL THESE THINGS SHALL BE ADDED UNTO YOU." (Matt. vi.33.)


"The holy scriptures, which are able to make thee wise unto salvation." (2 Tim. iii.15.)


"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.)


"WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK IN MY NAME, THAT WILL I DO, THAT THE FATHER MAY BE GLORIFIED IN THE SON: IF YE SHALL ASK ANYTHING IN MY NAME I WILL DO IT." (John xiv.13,14.)


"Therefore I say unto you, Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, and what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body what ye shall put on... Take, therefore, no thought for the morrow." (Matt. vi. 25-34.)


"If any man will do His will, he shall know of the doctrine." (John vii.17.)


"If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed; and ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." (John viii.31,32.)


"And the eunuch said, See, here is water: what doth hinder me to be baptized? And Philip said, If thou believest with all thine heart, thou mayest. And he answered and said, I believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. And they went down both into the water, both Philip and the eunuch, and he baptized him." (Acts viii.36-38.)


"Know ye not that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into His death? Therefore we are buried with Him by baptism into death." (Rom. vi.3, 4.)


"Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread." (Acts xx.7.)


"My brethren, have not the faith of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory, with respect of persons. For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a man in vile raiment; and ye have respect unto him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool, are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?" (James ii.1-6.)


"Having, then, gifts differing according to the grace that is given us." (Rom. xii.6.)


"All these worketh that one and the selfsame Spirit, dividing to every man severally as he will." (1 Cor. xii.11.)


"Not because I desire a gift, but I desire fruit that may abound to your account." (Philip. iv.17.)


"Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body what ye shall put on"... "Behold the fowls of the air... Consider the lilies of the field... For your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of these things." (Matt. vi.25-32.)


"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth." (Matt. vi.19.)


"SELL THAT YE HAVE AND GIVE ALMS." (Luke xii.33.)


"A man can receive nothing except it be given him from heaven." (John iii.27.)


"Simeon hath declared how God at the first did visit the Gentiles, to take out of them a people for His name." (Acts xv.14. Comp. Matt. xiii.24-30, 36-43.)


"This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come... Evil men and seducers shall wax worse and worse, deceiving and being deceived." (2 Tim. iii.1,13.)


"Come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing." (2 Cor. vi.14-18.)


"Not by might, nor by power, but by My spirit, saith the Lord of hosts." (Zech. iv.6.)


"MY GRACE IS SUFFICIENT FOR THEE." (2 COR. xii.9.)


"Let every man abide in the same calling wherein he was called. Let every man, wherein he is called, therein abide with God." (1 Cor. vii.20, 24.)


"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness." (2 Tim. iii.16.)


"OPEN THY MOUTH WIDE, AND I WILL FILL IT." (Psa. lxxxi.10.)


"Mine hour is not yet come." (John ii.4.)


"He took a child, and set him in the midst of them and when He had taken him in His arms, He said unto them, Whosoever shall receive one of such children in My name, receiveth Me; and whosoever shall receive Me, receiveth not Me, but Him that sent Me." (Mark ix.36, 37.)


"If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men." (Rom. xii.18.)


"For they verily for a few days chastened us after their own pleasure; but He for our profit, that we might be partakers of His holiness. Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous; nevertheless, afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby." (Heb.xii.10,11.)


"WHAT THINGS S0EVER YE DESIRE, WHEN YE PRAY, BELIEVE THAT YE RECEIVE THEM, AND YE SHALL HAVE THEM." (Mark xi.24.)


"He that believeth on Him shall not be confounded." (1 Pet. ii.6.)


"O Thou that hearest prayer, unto Thee shall all flesh come." (Psa. lxv.2.)


"Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what He hath done for my soul." (Psa. Ixvi.16.)


"A FATHER OF THE FATHERLESS." (Psa. lxviii.5.)


"My son, despise not thou the chastening of the Lord; neither be weary of His correction." (Prov iii.11.)


"Like as a father pitieth his children, so the Lord pitieth them that fear Him." (Psa. ciii.13.)


"JESUS CHRIST THE SAME YESTERDAY, AND TO-DAY, AND FOR EVER." (Heb.xiii.8.)


" To-morrow shall take thought for the things of itself."
"Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof." (Matt. vi.34.)


"Hitherto hath the Lord helped us." (1 Sam. vii.12.)


"Oh taste and see that the Lord is good:"
"Blessed is the man that trusteth in Him. (Psalm xxxiv.8.)


"All the fat is the Lord's." (Lev. iii.16.)


"I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me." (Psa. xl.17.)


"Delight thyself also in the Lord, and He shall give thee the desires of thine heart." (Psa. xxxvii.4.)


"If I regard iniquity in my heart, the Lord will not hear me." (Psa. Ixvi.18.)


"Know that the Lord hath set apart him that is godly for Himself: The Lord will hear when I call unto Him." (Psa. iv.3.)


"JEHOVAH JIREH." (The Lord will provide.) (Gen. xxii.14.)


"HE HATH SAID, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE, NOR FORSAKE THEE; SO THAT WE MAY BOLDLY SAY, THE LORD IS MY HELPER." (Heb. xiii.5, 6.)


"Be thou not one of them that strike hands, or of those that are sureties for debts." (Prov. xxii.26.)


"He that hateth suretyship is sure." (Prov. xi.15.)


"I will very gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved." (2 Cor. xii.15.)


"Ye are all children of God by faith in Christ Jesus." (Gal. iii.26.)


"CASTING ALL YOUR CARE UPON HIM FOR HE CARETH FOR YOU." (1 Pet. v.7.)


"Be careful for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." (Phil. iv.6.)


"Said I not unto thee, that, if thou wouldest believe thou shouldest see the glory of God?" (John xi.40.)


"WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD TO THEM THAT LOVE GOD." (Rom. viii.28.)


"Shall not the judge of all the earth do right?" (Gen. xviii.25.)


"Of such (little children) is the kingdom of heaven." (Matt. xix.14.)


"He that spared not His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?" (Rom. viii.32.)


"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above." (James i.17.)


"The young lions do lack and suffer hunger; but they that seek the Lord shall not want any good thing." (Psa. xxxiv.1O.)


"There is that scattereth and yet increaseth; and there is that withholdeth more than is meet, but it tendeth to poverty. The liberal soul shall be made fat, and he that watereth shall be watered also himself." (Prov. xi.24, 25.)


"Give and it shall be given unto you: good measure, pressed down and shaken together, and running over, shall men give unto your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." (Luke vi.38.)


"The liberal deviseth liberal things; and by liberal things shall he stand." (Isa. xxxii.8.)


"For ye have the poor with you always, and whensoever ye will ye may do them good. (Mark xiv.7.)


"Let not then your good be evil spoken of." (Rom. xiv.16.)


"Let your moderation (yieldingness) be known unto all men." (Phil. iv.5.)


"MY BRETHREN, COUNT IT ALL JOY WHEN YE FALL INTO DIVERS TEMPTATIONS (i.e. TRIALS); KNOWING THIS, THAT THE TRYING OF YOUR FAITH WORKETH PATIENCE, BUT LET PATIENCE HAVE HER PERFECT WORK, THAT YE MAY BE PERFECT AND ENTIRE, WANTING NOTHING." (James i.2-4.)


"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not into thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct thy paths." (Prov. iii.5, 6.)


"The integrity of the upright shall guide them; but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them." (Prov. xi.3.)


"Commit thy works unto the Lord and thy thoughts shall be established." (Prov. xvi.3.)


"For I say through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think; but to think soberly, according as God has dealt to every man the measure faith." (Rom. xii.3.)


"Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: Wait, I say, on the Lord." (Psa. xxvii.14.)


"After he had patiently endured he obtained the promise." (Heb. vi.15.)


" VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WHATSOEVER YE SHALL ASK THE FATHER IN MY NAME, HE WILL GIVE IT YOU." (John xvi.23.)


"He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparing; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully." (2 Cor. ix.6.)


"Ye are bought with a price: therefore, glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's." (1 Cor. vi.20.)


"THEY THAT KNOW THY NAME WILL PUT THEIR TRUST IN THEE: FOR THOU, LORD, HAST NOT FORSAKEN THEM THAT TRUST THEE." (Psa. ix.10.)


"Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on Thee, because he trusteth in Thee. Trust ye the Lord forever; for in the Lord Jehovah is everlasting strength." (Isa. xxvi.3, 4.)


"If there be first a willing mind it is accepted according to that a man hath and not according to that he hath not." (2 Cor viii.12.)


"BE YE STEADFAST, UNMOVABLE, ALWAYS ABOUNDING IN THE WORK OF THE LORD, FOR AS MUCH AS YE KNOW THAT YOUR LABOUR IS NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD." (1 Cor. xv.58.)


"Let us not be weary in well doing, for in due season we shall reap if we faint not." (Gal. vi.9.)


"Oh how great is Thy goodness, which Thou hast laid up for them that fear Thee; which Thou hast wrought for them that trust in Thee before the sons of men! (Psa. xxxi.19.)


"THOU ART GOOD AND DOEST GOOD." (Psa. cxix. 68.)


"I know, O Lord, that Thy judgments are right, and that Thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me." (Psa. cxix.75.)


"My times are in Thy hand." (Psa. xxxi.15.)


"The LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will He withhold from them that walk uprightly." (Psa. Ixxxiv.11.)


"Hold Thou me up and I shall be safe." (Psa. cxix.117.)


"Behold I come quickly, and My reward is with Me, to give to every man according as his work shall be." (Rev. xxii.12.)


"It is more blessed to give than to receive." (Acts xx.35.)


"Give us this day our daily bread." (Matt. vi.11.)


"Able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think." (Eph. iii.2O.)


"Them that honour Me I will honour." (1 Sam. ii.30.)


"That the trial of your faith, being much more precious than of gold that perisheth, though it be tried with fire, might be found unto praise and honour and glory at the appearing of Jesus Christ." (1 Peter i.7.)


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 Re: Scripture Texts That Moulded George Müller

I remember reading the biography of George Mueller. It changed my life. I was a brand new believer and being given something like that, which was tremendously spiritual, at my stature as a Christian, it destroyed my life(in a good way). The text that God really impressed on my heart that helped shape George Mueller's life was Heb. 11:6.Up to this point in my life it is still my favorite scripture.

Heb 11:6 But without faith [it is] impossible to please [him]: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and [that] he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.


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I too was really challenged by reading a biography of George Muller. He was really distressed with the Christians around him who would be working 16 hours a day trying to support their family and thus have no time to spend alone with God. Or with people who made shady business deals and claimed that if they made honest deals they would not be able to compete in the business world. Muller longed for people to live lives of faith. And he himself was a great example.

“Only rarely was a stand made for God; only rarely was there a determination to trust Him for everything. In these cases, too, Muller longed to demonstrate that God had not changed: that He would reward those who did not 'regard iniquity in their hearts'. Muller had proved God in his own life; he was anxious that others should enjoy the same experience. He wrote, 'I judged myself bound to be the servant of the Church of Christ, in the particular point on which I had obtained mercy, namely, in being able to take God by His word and to rely upon it.' He felt that God had used his encounters with Christians who lacked assurance and conviction in their lives 'to awaken in my heart the desire of setting before the church at large, and before the world, a proof that He had not in the least changed; and this seemed to me best done, by the establishing of an Orphan-House. It needed to be something which could be seen, even by the natural eye'.” - George Muller


And I believe this is a sort of mission statement or a reason as to why he started the orphanage.

"Now, if I, a poor man, simply by prayer and faith, obtained, without asking any individual, the means for establishing and carrying on an Orphan-House: there would be something which, with the Lord's blessing, might be instrumental in strengthening the faith of the children of God, besides being a testimony to the consciences of the unconverted, of the [b]reality of the things of God[/b]." - George Muller


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Outstanding brothers!

Such great words...

Quote:
“Only rarely was a stand made for God; only rarely was there a determination to trust Him for everything.



George Mueller has been on my mind much in recent days as circumstances are difficult to say the least. But this morning the truth of "But the Comforter, which is the Holy Ghost, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall teach you all things, and [b]bring all things to your remembrance[/b], whatsoever I have said unto you." (Joh 14:26) is prominent as the scriptures have been coming fast and furious this morning, primarily just parts:

"[b]a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him[/b]" Heb 11:6 (yeah, me too brother!)

"[b]I will not leave you comfortless: I will come to you[/b]". Joh 14:18

But the seeming 'revelation' to this fallen head came about from:

Psa 57:1 Be merciful unto me, O God, be merciful unto me: [b]for my soul trusteth in thee[/b]: yea, in the shadow of thy wings will I make my refuge, until these calamities be overpast.

It was in prayer that these 6 words were thrust upon me and sent me seeking...

"[i]for my soul trusteth in thee[/i]"

Not my stinking reasoning or this innate proclivity to doubt and unbelief, "logic", not this mountain of impossibility that stands before me...
Not a 'self-talk'; 'your a Christian, you are [b]supposed[/b] to 'have' faith'
Not something to manufacture or 'pretend' while everything is seemingly falling apart at the seems...

Just simply "my [i][b]SOUL[/b][/i] trusteth in Thee"

And in a search it seems that there is much to buttress this:

Psa 16:2 [b]O my soul, thou hast said[/b] unto Jehovah, Thou art my Lord: I have no good beyond thee.

Psa 25:1 [b]Unto thee[/b], O Jehovah, do I lift up [b]my soul[/b].

Psa 34:2 [b]My soul[/b] shall make her boast in the LORD: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.

[i](Psa 34:6 This poor man cried, and the LORD heard him, and saved him out of all his troubles.)[/i](unrelated, but had to leave it in here)

Psa 35:9 And [b]my soul shall be joyful in the LORD: it shall rejoice in his salvation[/b].

Psa 62:1 Truly [b]my soul[/b] waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

Psa 62:5 [b]My soul[/b], wait thou [b]only[/b] upon God; [b]for my expectation[/b] is from him.

Some of these seem to show a cause and effect, a difference between the spiritual and the natural outcome...

Psa 63:5 [b]My soul[/b] shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and [b]my mouth[/b] shall praise thee with joyful lips:

Psa 66:16 [b]Come and hear[/b], all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for [b]my soul[/b].

Psa 71:23 [b]My lips[/b] shall greatly rejoice when I sing unto thee; and [b]my soul[/b], which thou hast redeemed.

Psa 77:2 In the day of my trouble I sought the Lord: my sore ran in the night, and ceased not: [b]my soul[/b] refused to be comforted.

Psa 84:2 [b]My soul longeth, yea, even fainteth for the courts of the LORD: my heart and my flesh crieth out for the living God[/b].


Psa 86:4 Rejoice the soul of thy servant: for [b]unto thee[/b], O Lord, do I lift up [b]my soul[/b].

Psa 94:19 [b]In the multitude of my thoughts within me thy comforts delight my soul[/b].

Psa 103:1 [b]Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name.[/b]

Psa 104:1 Bless the LORD,[b]O my soul[/b]. O LORD my God, thou art very great; thou art clothed with honour and majesty.

Psa 116:4 Then called I upon the name of the LORD; O LORD, I beseech thee, deliver [b]my soul[/b].


Psa 119:175 Let [b]my soul[/b] live, and [b]it[/b] shall praise thee; and let thy judgments help me.


Psa 130:5 I wait for the LORD,[b]my soul[/b] doth wait, and in his word do I hope.

Psa 142:7 Bring [b]my soul[/b] out of prison, that [b]I may praise thy name[/b]: the righteous shall compass me about; for thou shalt deal bountifully with me.

Psa 143:8 Cause me to hear thy lovingkindness in the morning; [b]for in thee do I trust[/b]: cause me to know the way wherein I should walk; for I lift up [b]my soul[/b] unto thee.

Psa 146:1 [b]Praise ye the LORD. Praise the LORD, O my soul.[/b]

Isa 26:9 With [b]my soul[/b] have I desired thee in the night; yea, with my spirit within me will I seek thee early: for when thy judgments are in the earth, the inhabitants of the world will learn righteousness.

Isa 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the LORD,[b]my soul[/b] shall be joyful in my God; for he hath clothed me with the garments of salvation, he hath covered me with the robe of righteousness, as a bridegroom decketh himself with ornaments, and as a bride adorneth herself with her jewels.

Luk 1:46 And Mary said,[b]My soul[/b] doth magnify the Lord,

Sorry for the length of this...it's just kind of pouring out of me.

Lastly, another bit...

"George Müller was an ordinary man, but his undeniable faith, implicit trust and love for God has the same impact on the world today as when he died in 1898. This continues to be an inspiration and witness to all who commit their lives to God.

One of the many fascinating aspects of George Müller's life is that it illustrates very simply the power of God. There are those who find it difficult to accept the authenticity of much of the scriptures and view many of the remarkable stories with scepticism. George Müller received £1,500,000 in answer to prayer without ever needing to ask for funds. At present day prices, this would be well over £75,000,000. Had this happened two or three thousand years ago the same sceptics would, undoubtedly, have questioned its authenticity. As it happened in the latter part of the nineteenth century with modern records and factual evidence, the facts can be challenged but certainly not disputed.

What is perhaps even more remarkable is that it is the SAME TODAY. The George Müller Foundation makes no appeals, yet through the same trust in God, money is received almost daily for the Homes, for the Elderly work and also for The Scriptural Knowledge Institution, which aids the work of missionaries world-wide.

George Müller was the faithful servant whom God used. This fact has an intriguing parallel with many Biblical characters."

[url=https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=article&aid=10573]GEORGE MÜLLER THE MAN [/url]

[url=https://www.sermonindex.net/modules/articles/index.php?view=category&cid=82]George Mueller [/url]


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