Snippets from Andrew Murray’s pocket book: The Secret of Adoration:
#3: Intercession and Adoration
Power of intercession
Worship the Lord in the splendor of His holiness.
Psalm 96:9 (NIV).
The better we know God, the more wonderful becomes our insight into the power of intercession. We begin to understand that it is the great means by which man can take part in carrying out God’s purpose.
God has entrusted the whole of His redemption in Christ to His people to make known to men. In all this, intercession is the chief and essential element. Through it, His servants can enter into full fellowship with Christ and receive the power of the Spirit and Heaven as the power of service.
Why God ordered it so
It is easy to see why God has ordered it so. He desires to renew us after His image and likeness. And there is no other way to do this than by making His desires our own so that we breathe His disposition.
This means sacrificing ourselves so that we may become, in a measure, like Christ: ‘ever living to make intercession.’ Such can be the life of the consecrated believer.
Abiding in God’s presence to know His will
The clearer we are able to perceive this great purpose of God, the greater will be our need to enter into His presence via a spirit of humble worship and holy adoration.
The more we take time to abide in His presence, the more fully we will enter into His mind and will. And the more our souls is possessed by the thought of His glorious purpose, the stronger our faith will be that God himself will work out all the good pleasure of His will through our prayers.
As the glory of God shines upon us, we will become conscious of the depths of our helplessness This insight will increase our faith to believe that God will do above all that we can ask or think.
Adoration will give power for intercession
Intercession will lead to the need for deeper adoration. And adoration will give power for intercession. True intercession and deeper adoration will be found to be inseparable.
The secret of true adoration can only be known by the soul that gives time to tarry in God’s presence and yields itself to God for Him to reveal Himself.
Adoration will fit us for the great work of making God’s glory known.
Oh, come let us worship and bow down. Let us kneel before the Lord our Maker, for He is our God.
Give unto the Lord the glory due to His name.