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The Overcomer Magazine - March 2011
Victory in Christ
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“ASK WHAT YOU WILL.”
By Andrew Murray.
The Master does not say, ‘Ask what you wish’ but ‘What you will’. One often wishes for a thing without willing it. I wish to have a certain article, but I find the price too high. I resolve not to take it. I wish but do not will to have it. Many wish to be saved but perish because they do not will it. The will rules the whole heart and life. If I really will to have anything that is within my reach, I do not rest till I have it. And so, when Jesus says to us, “What wilt thou?” He asks us whether it is indeed our purpose to have what we ask at any price, however great the sacrifice. Alas, how many prayers are wishes, sent up for a short time, or sent up year by year as a matter of duty, while we rest content with the prayer without the answer.
The Lord gave the wonderful promise of the free use of His Name with the Father in connection with the doing of His work. It is the disciple who gives himself wholly to live for Jesus’ work and kingdom, for His will and honour, to whom the power will come to appropriate the promise. He that would grasp the promise, when he wants something very special for himself, will be disappointed, because he would make Jesus the servant of his own comfort. But to him who seeks to pray the effectual prayer of faith, because he needs it for the work of the Master, to him it will be given because he has made himself the servant of his Lord’s interests.
God rules the world by the prayers of His saints. Prayer is the power by which Satan is conquered. By prayer the Church on earth has disposal of the powers of the heavenly world.
THE EDITOR’S LETTER
My Dear Friends,
In this issue of ‘The Overcomer’ we look at some of the wonders of the victory, which can be ours day by day, in and through the Lord Jesus Christ and his cross.
The Lord has been so very good to the Trust in providing the finances to maintain the ministry, and to me in enabling me to manage the daily running of the Trust and edit, produce and send out the magazine. He will provide but we need His wisdom to know the way forward.
May you know His continued presence and blessing in your daily witness.
Yours in His wonderful Name,