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The Work Of Soul-Saving

  By Andrew Murray 

    Every believer has hidden within himself the power of saving souls.  Every believer needs to be taught to know and use the wondrous blessed power with which he has been endowed.  When God said to Abraham, “I will bless thee…and in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed” (Gen. 22:17-18), He called him to a faith not only in the blessing that would come to him from above, but in the power of blessing he would be in the world.  It is a wonderful moment in the life of a child of God when he sees that the second is as sure as the first.

    Our Lord bears the name of Jesus, Savior.  He is the embodiment of God’s saving love.  Saving souls is His own great work, is His work alone.  As our faith in Him grows to know and receive all there is in Him, as He lives in us, and dwells in our heart and disposition, saving souls will become the great work to which our life will be given.  We shall be the willing and intelligent instruments through whom He will do His mighty work. 

    Are there not some whom I could take by the hand, and encourage to begin again?  Are there not many who have never been in the right way, for some of whom Christ Jesus would use me, if I were truly at His disposal?

    If I feel afraid – oh! let me believe that the love of God as a seed dwells within me, not only calling but enabling me actually to do the work.  Let me yield myself to the Holy Spirit to fill my heart with that love, and fit me for its service.  Jesus the Savior lives to save; He dwells in me; He will do His saving work through me.

    More love to souls, born out of fervent love to the Lord Jesus – is not this our great need?  Let us pray for love, and begin to love, in the faith that as we exercise the little we have more will be given.  Lord, open our eyes to see Thee doing Thy great work of saving men, and waiting to give Thy love and strength into the heart of every willing one.  Make each one of Thy redeemed a soul-winner.

    – Adapted.