Written over a period of five years, The Secret Series books contain a wealth of teaching that is based on Andrew Murray’s mature and full experience in Christ. The Secret of Intercession teaches that our lives and faith are strengthened when we persistently pursue God. This one month of daily selections rouses Christians to a right sense of the solemn duty, the high privilege and the wonderful power of intercession. Brief and to the point, Murray writes to foster the spirit of devotion and prayer that is so essential to the Christian life.
Andrew Murray’s “Secret Series” booklets have long been classics of devotional literature. Now CLC Publications has collected four of his best in one volume. Brief and to the point, these devotional thoughts contain a wealth of Murray’s teachings, written out of his mature experience in Christ.
Have you learned the secret to a life that is wholly surrendered to the leading of the Holy Spirit? Part of Andrew Murray’s classic Secret Series devotionals, The Secret of Power from On High simply presents how to exercise the great privilege of close fellowship with God in prayer through the Holy Spirit and the meaning of a life of all-prevailing intercession.
This book continues a series of short books about personal relationships with God. The purpose is to inspire and stimulate how you feel about your personal relationship with God within the context of this subject matter. This subject matter is tailored toward those who have a more mature relationship with God. It is not a “how to do it” book. It is a “how do I feel about it” book designed to give the reader an opportunity to search their own heart concerning how the “Secret Place” is viewed and applied to their own personal relationship with God.
As we dive into the Father’s heart we are overwhelmed by His presence, the fullness of joy. From this place we begin to see from His perspective. As we see and understand His world we are compelled to intercede. We are now praying and speaking with fresh insight. We see that we no longer have to pray from a place of defense. Instead, we pray offensive prayers from His presence. When we speak our petitions and most importantly our declarations into the atmosphere, authority and breakthrough come. From the intimate place with our Father, everything is birthed.
Samuel Rees Howells, A Life of Intercession: The Legacy of Prayer and Spiritual Warfare of an Intercessor by Richard A. Maton, Paul Backholer and Mathew Backholer Rees Howells, a powerful intercessor, taught his son Samuel the principles of intercession and commissioned him some weeks before his death, stating, “Whatever you do, stand and maintain these intercessions.” For the next fifty-four years, Samuel Rees Howells exercised a powerful intercessory ministry as he focused prayer on gospel liberty, in order for the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to be given to every creature. With the mantle of intercession weighing heavily upon him, Samuel spent decades participating with others in their own countries, in profound spiritual struggles that shook world events and shaped history for God’s glory! Discover how Samuel was led by the Holy Spirit to exercise authority over the principalities and powers, and to ‘pray through’ until God’s purposes were fulfilled in many lethal world conflicts. Learn how God still intervenes in world history, from the Korean War to the Cuban Missile Crisis, and from the Six-Day War to the fall of the Soviet Union! Beginning in the days of Rees Howells, this book continues this powerful story of intercession and traces its effectual legacy into the twenty-first century. Filled with principles of intercession, faith and spiritual warfare, this book provides a fascinating insight into what is possible when the Holy Spirit finds an individual, who will stand in the gap and become a channel for His intercession. Ezekiel 22:30, Romans 8:26-27, Ephesians 6:12. Richard A. Maton worked under Samuel’s ministry for forty-seven years and provides us with an eyewitness account of Samuel’s life of intercession. Richard is married to Kristine who joined Rees Howells’ Bible College in 1936 and prayed alongside him. Together Richard and Kristine spent more than 120 years at the College!