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Christ, our heavenly Prophet, can descend and come down into our whole life; with every spiritual perplexity we feel, with every prayer we send up, with every difficulty in our daily path, He can be our Teacher. Let Jesus be your Prophet, let Him be your Teacher; wait on Him, “They that wait on the Lord shall never be ashamed.” Above all, if you are longing that He should lead you into the mysteries and blessedness of the Priesthood; into the very holiest of all within the veil, there ever to dwell in God’s light; if you would have Him lead you into the faith, the experience and the joy of the ransomed, and enable you to sing every day, “Now unto Him who loved us, and washed us from our sins in the blood, and made us priests unto God,” then let Jesus, as the Prophet, come in. Bow before Him even now, yield yourself to Him, rejoice in Him, and trust Him.
This volume contains four addresses given by Andrew Murray in 1895 on our Lord Jesus –
- Our Prophet
- The Completion of the Priesthood
- Our Way into the Holiest
- The Food of the Soul
With the text of Hebrews by his side, Murray explores the role of Jesus as our Prophet and what this means for us practically as a body of believers and as individual followers of Jesus. In his second discourse, Murray again looks at Hebrews to teach us about Jesus’ role as our High Priest. As he says, “What is the object of priesthood? The restoration of fellowship with God. The priest was to take the sinner into God’s presence.” In his third sermon, Murray encourages us to take the Scripture seriously that says, “Let us draw near.” In his warm style, his words seek to strengthen and build our faith up in God’s provision of nearness. Finally, Murray discusses what it means to have the Lord as our meat and drink. Earnestly, Murray ushers us into the invitation to die to sin, the world, our own will and to live in the resurrection power of Jesus.
Andrew Murray pastored churches in Bloemfontein, Worcester, Cape Town and Wellington, all in South Africa. He was an amazingly prolific Christian author. As his popularity grew, Murray’s books found their way into more than twelve foreign languages during his lifetime alone.
In 1889, he was one of the founders of the South African General Mission (SAGM), along with Martha Osborn and Spencer Walton. After Martha Osborn married George Howe, they formed the South East Africa General Mission (SEAGM) in 1891. SAGM and SEAGM merged in 1894. Because its ministry had spread into other African countries, the mission’s name was changed to Africa Evangelical Fellowship (AEF) in 1965. AEF joined with SIM in 1998 and continues to this day.
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