F.B. Meyer Quotes
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Frederick Brotherton Meyer, a contemporary and friend of D. L. Moody was a Baptist pastor and evangelist in England involved in ministry and inner city mission work on both sides of the Atlantic. Author of numerous religious books and articles, many of which remain in print today, he has been described as The Archbishop of the Free Churches.
Meyer was part of the Higher Life movement and preached often at the Keswick Convention. He was known as a crusader against immorality. He preached against drunkenness and prostitution. He is said to have brought about the closing of hundreds of saloons and brothels.
F. B. Meyer wrote over 40 books, including Christian biographies and devotional commentaries on the Bible. He, along with seven other clergymen, was also a signatory to the London Manifesto asserting that the Second Coming was imminent in 1918.
Frederick Meyer spent the last few years of his life working as a pastor in England's churches, but still made trips to North America, including one he made at age 80 (his earlier evangelistic tours had included South Africa and Asia, as well as the United States and Canada ). A few days before his death, Meyer wrote the following words to a friend:
- I have just heard, to my great surprise, that I have but a few days to live. It may be that before this reaches you, I shall have entered the palace. Don’t trouble to write. We shall meet in the morning.
| Tears are the material out of which heaven weaves its brightest rainbow.|
| Jesus Christ has bought us with His blood, but, alas, He has not had His money's worth! He paid for ALL, and He has had but a fragment of our energy, time and earnings. By an act of consecration, let us ask Him to forgive the robbery of the past, and let us profess our desire to be henceforth utterly and only for Him - His slaves, owning no master other than Himself.|
Topics: Atonement, Consecration
| The supreme test of goodness is not in the greater but in the smaller incidents of our character and practice.|
| It is impossible to be our best at the supreme moment if character is corroded and eaten into by daily inconsistency, unfaithfulness, and besetting sin.|
| Let each of us learn to abide in Christ with the heart open to Him on the one hand, and open to men, women and children on the other.|
Topics: Charity, The Heart
| The church which is not a missionary church will be a missing church when Jesus comes.|
Topics: Church, Missions
| Consecration is not the act of our feelings but of our will.|
Topics: Consecration, Feelings
| Consecration is only possible when we give up our will about everything.|
| You will tell the others that I am going home a little sooner than I thought. Then tell them not to talk about the servant but to talk about the Savior.|
| If there be, therefore, perpetual failure in your life, it cannot arise from any weakness or impotence in the Mighty God; but from some failure on your part. That failure may probably be discovered in one of three hiding places--imperfect surrender, deficient faith; or neglected communion. But when the intention of the soul is right with God, without doubt He will save.|
Topics: Encouragement, Surrender, Failure
| God has set Eternity in our heart, and man's infinite capacity cannot be filled or satisfied with the things of time and sense.|
Topics: Eternity, Time
Source: Our Daily Walk.
| Faith bears Fruit. It cannot help it, because it links the soul with Christ, so that the energy of His life pours into it through the artery of faith, and, as it comes in, so it must make a way for itself out.|