Welcome to Scribd. Sign in or start your free trial to enjoy unlimited e-books, audiobooks & documents.Find out more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Look up keyword or section
Like this
0Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
Murray Absolute Surrender

Murray Absolute Surrender

Ratings: (0)|Views: 9|Likes:
Published by None other Name

More info:

Published by: None other Name on May 17, 2011
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/23/2014

pdf

text

original

 
Murray - Absolute Surrender
contents
Ch 01. Absolute Surrender .........................................................................................................................1Ch 02. The Fruit of the Spirit is Love........................................................................................................7Ch 03. Separated unto the Holy Spirit.....................................................................................................1Ch 0. !eter"s #epentan$e........................................................................................................................1%Ch 0&. '(possible )ith *an+ !ossible )ith ,od.....................................................................................22Ch 0-.  )ret$hed (an that ' a(/...........................................................................................................2-Ch 07. Havin beun in the Spirit............................................................................................................30Ch 0. ept by the !o)er of ,od............................................................................................................3&Ch 0%. e are the bran$hes.......................................................................................................................2
 Absolute Surrender  by Andrew Murray 
CONTENTS1. Absolute Surrender.2. "The Fruit of the Spirit is Love."3. Separated unto the ol! Spirit.# $eter%s &epentan'e.(. )*possible +ith ,an# $ossible +ith -od.. O +ret'hed *an that ) a*/0. avin beun in the Spirit.. ept b! the $o+er of -od.4. 5e are the bran'hes.
Ch 01. Absolute Surrender 
"And 6en7hadad the 8in of S!ria athered all his host toether9 and there +ere thirt! and t+o 8ins  +ith hi*# and horses# and 'hariots9 and he +ent up and besieed Sa*aria# and +arred aainst it. And he sent *esseners to Ahab 8in of )srael into the 'it!# and said unto hi*# Thus saith 6enhadad# Th! silver and th! old is *ine: th! +ives also and th! 'hildren# even the oodliest# are *ine. And the 8in of )srael ans+ered and said# ,! lord# ; 8in# a''ordin to th! sa!in# ) a* thine and all that ) have" <) ins 2;917=. Ahab ave +hat +as as8ed of hi* b! 6enhadad 7 absolute surrender. ) +ant to use these +ords9 ",! lord# ; 8in# a''ordin to th! sa!in# ) a* thine# and all that ) have#" as the +ords of absolute surrender +ith +hi'h ever! 'hild of -od ouht to !ield hi*self to his Father. >e have heard it before#  but +e need to hear it ver! definitel!7the 'ondition of -od%s blessin is absolute surrender of all into is hands. $raise -od/ )f our hearts are +illin for that# there is no end to +hat -od +ill do for us# and to the blessin -od +ill besto+.
414
 
 Absolute surrender7let *e tell !ou +here ) ot those +ords. ) used the* *!self often# and !ou have heard the* nu*erous ti*es. 6ut on'e# in S'otland# ) +as in a 'o*pan! +here +e +ere tal8in about the 'ondition of Christ%s Chur'h# and +hat the reat need of the Chur'h and of believers is. There +as in our 'o*pan! a odl! Christian +or8er +ho has *u'h to do in trainin other +or8ers for Christ# and ) as8ed hi* +hat he +ould sa! +as the reat need of the Chur'h7the *essae that ouht to be prea'hed. e ans+ered ver! ?uietl! and si*pl! and deter*inedl!9"Absolute surrender to -od is the one thin."The +ords stru'8 *e as never before. And that *an bean to tell ho+# in the Christian +or8ers +ith  +ho* he had to deal# he finds that if the! are sound on that point# the! are +illin to be tauht and helped# and the! al+a!s i*prove. >hereas# others +ho are not sound there ver! often o ba'8 and leave the +or8. The 'ondition for obtainin -od%s full blessin is absolute surrender to i*. And no+# ) desire b! -od%s ra'e to ive to !ou this *essae7that !our -od in heaven ans+ers the pra!ers +hi'h !ou have offered for blessin on !ourselves and for blessin on those around !ou b! this one de*and9 Are !ou +illin to surrender !ourselves absolutel! into is hands@ >hat is our ans+er to  be@ -od 8no+s there are hundreds of hearts +ho have said it# and there are hundreds *ore +ho lon to sa! it but hardl! dare to do so. And there are hearts +ho have said it# but +ho have !et *iserabl! failed# and +ho feel the*selves 'onde*ned be'ause the! did not find the se'ret of the po+er to live that life. ,a! -od have a +ord for all/Let *e sa!# first of all# that -od 'lai*s it fro* us.-O EB$ECTS 5O& S&&ENE&  5es# it has its foundation in the ver! nature of -od. -od 'annot do other+ise. >ho is -od@ e is the Fountain of life# the onl! Sour'e of eDisten'e and po+er and oodness. Throuhout the universe there is nothin ood but +hat -od +or8s. -od has 'reated the sun# the *oon# the stars# the flo+ers# the trees# and the rass. Are the! not all absolutel! surrendered to -od@ o the! not allo+ -od to +or8 in the* ust +hat e pleases@ >hen -od 'lothes the lil! +ith its beaut!# is it not !ielded up# surrendered# iven over to -od as e +or8s in it its beaut!@ And -od%s redee*ed 'hildren# oh# 'an !ou thin8 that -od 'an do is +or8 if there is onl! half or a part of the* surrendered@ -od 'annot do it. -od is life# love# blessin# po+er# and infinite beaut!# and -od delihts in 'o**uni'atin i*self to ever! 'hild  +ho is prepared to re'eive i*. 6ut ah/ this one la'8 of absolute surrender is ust the thin that hinders -od. And no+ e 'o*es# and as -od# e 'lai*s it. 5ou 8no+ in dail! life +hat absolute surrender is. 5ou 8no+ that ever!thin has to be iven up to its spe'ial# definite obe't and servi'e. ) have a pen in *! po'8et# and that pen is absolutel! surrendered to the one +or8 of +ritin. That pen *ust be absolutel! surrendered to *! hand if ) a* to +rite properl! +ith it. )f another holds it partl!# ) 'annot +rite properl!. This 'oat is absolutel! iven up to *e to 'over *! bod!. This buildin is entirel! iven up to reliious servi'es. And no+# do !ou eDpe't that in !our i**ortal bein# in the divine nature that !ou have re'eived b! reeneration# -od 'an +or8 is +or8# ever! da! and ever! hour# unless !ou are entirel! iven up to i*@ -od 'annot. The te*ple of Solo*on +as absolutel! surrendered to -od +hen it +as dedi'ated to i*. And ever! one of us is a te*ple of -od# in +hi'h -od +ill d+ell and +or8 *ihtil! on one 'ondition7absolute surrender to i*. -od 'lai*s it# -od is +orth! of it# and +ithout it -od 'annot +or8 is blessed +or8 in us.-od not onl! 'lai*s it# but -od +ill +or8 it i*self.-O ACCO,$L)SES 5O& S&&ENE& 
424
 
) a* sure there is *an! a heart that sa!s9 "Ah# but that absolute surrender i*plies so *u'h/" So*eone sa!s9 "Oh# ) have passed throuh so *u'h trial and sufferin# and there is so *u'h of the self7life still re*ainin. ) dare not fa'e entirel! ivin it up be'ause ) 8no+ it +ill 'ause so *u'h trouble and aon!." Alas/ alas/ that -od%s 'hildren have su'h thouhts of i*# su'h 'ruel thouhts. ) 'o*e +ith a *essae to those +ho are fearful and anDious. -od does not as8 !ou to ive the perfe't surrender in !our strenth# or b! the po+er of !our +ill: -od is +illin to +or8 it in !ou. o +e not read9 "it is -od that  +or8eth in !ou both to +ill and to do of his ood pleasure" <$hilippians 2913=@ And that is +hat +e should see87to o on our fa'es before -od# until our hearts learn to believe that the everlastin -od i*self +ill 'o*e in to turn out +hat is +ron. e +ill 'on?uer +hat is evil# and +or8 +hat is +ell pleasin in is blessed siht. -od i*self +ill +or8 it in !ou.Loo8 at the *en in the Old Testa*ent# li8e Abraha*. o !ou thin8 it +as b! a''ident that -od found that *an# the father of the faithful and the friend of -od@ o !ou thin8 that it +as Abraha* hi*self# apart fro* -od# +ho had su'h faith and su'h obedien'e and su'h devotion@ 5ou 8no+ it is not so. -od raised hi* up and prepared hi* as an instru*ent for is lor!.id -od not sa! to $haraoh9 "For this 'ause have ) raised thee up# for to sho+ in thee *! po+er" <EDodus 491=@ And if -od said that of hi*# +ill -od not sa! it far *ore of ever! 'hild of is@Oh# ) +ant to en'ourae !ou# and ) +ant !ou to 'ast a+a! ever! fear. Co*e +ith that feeble desire. )f there is the fear +hi'h sa!s7"Oh# *! desire is not stron enouh. ) a* not +illin for ever!thin that *a!'o*e # and ) do not feel bold enouh to sa! ) 'an 'on?uer ever!thin"7l i*plore !ou# learn to 8no+ and trust !our -od no+. Sa!9 ",! -od# ) a* +illin that 5ou should *a8e *e +illin." )f there is an!thin holdin !ou ba'8# or an! sa'rifi'e !ou are afraid of *a8in# 'o*e to -od no+ and prove ho+ ra'ious !our -od is. o not be afraid that e +ill 'o**and fro* !ou +hat e +ill not besto+.-od 'o*es and offers to +or8 this absolute surrender in !ou. All these sear'hins and hunerins and lonins that are in !our heart# ) tell !ou# the! are the dra+ins of the divine *anet# Christ esus. e lived a life of absolute surrender. e has possession of !ou: e is livin in !our heart b! is ol! Spirit. 5ou have hindered and hindered i* terribl!# but e desires to help !ou to et a hold of i* entirel!. And e 'o*es and dra+s !ou no+ b! is *essae and +ords. >ill !ou not 'o*e and trust -od to +or8 in !ou that absolute surrender to i*self 5es# blessed be -od/ e 'an do it# and e +ill do it.-od not onl! 'lai*s it and +or8s it# but -od a''epts it +hen +e brin it to i*.-O ACCE$TS 5O& S&&ENE& -od +or8s it in the se'ret of our heart: -od ures us b! the hidden po+er of is ol! Spirit to 'o*e and spea8 it out# and +e have to brin and !ield to i* that absolute surrender. 6ut re*e*ber# +hen  !ou 'o*e and brin -od that absolute surrender# it *a!# as far as !our feelins or !our 'ons'iousness o# be a thin of reat i*perfe'tion. 5ou *a! doubt and hesitate and sa!9")s it absolute@"6ut# oh# re*e*ber there +as on'e a *an to +ho* Christ had said9 ")f thou 'anst believe# all thins are possible to hi* that believeth" <,ar8 4923=. And his heart +as afraid# and he 'ried out9 "Lord# )
434

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
scribd
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->