Reuben Archer Torrey (January 28, 1856 – October 26, 1928) was an American evangelist, pastor, educator, and writer. He graduated from Yale Divinity School in 1878 and became a Congregational Minister in Ohio. He joined D.L. Moody in Moody’s evangelistic work in Chicago in 1889 and became superintendent of what is now Moody Bible Institute. In 1894 he became pastor of what is now the Moody Church. In 1902-1903, he preached in almost every part of the English-speaking world and between 1903 to 1905 conducted revival services in Great Britain. By the time of his death he had preached throughout the world and had written more than 40 books.
Walking As Jesus Walked
“He who says he abides in Him ought himself also to walk just as He walked.” – 1 John 2:6.
The one great secret of a life full of blessedness is abiding in Christ. Abiding in Christ is the one all-inclusive secret of power in prayer: our Lord Jesus says in John 15:7, “If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ask whatsoever ye will and it shall be done unto you.” Abiding in Christ is also the secret of fruitfulness: our Lord Jesus says, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in me, and I in him, the same beareth much fruit: for apart from me ye can do nothing.” And abiding in Christ is the secret of fullness of joy: in the same chapter to which we have referred twice, the Lord Jesus says, “These things have I spoken unto you (i.e., these things about abiding in Him), that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be made full,” a clear statement that our joy is made full, or filled full, when we abide in Him, and then alone. But according to our text this morning the one proof that we do abide in Him is that we walk even as He walked. The great test of whether we are abiding in Christ or not is not some ecstatic feeling, but our daily conduct. If we walk as He walked that is proof, conclusive proof, that we are abiding in Him whether we have ecstatic feelings or not. On the other hand if we do not walk as He walked, that is conclusive proof that we are not abiding in Him, no matter how many ecstasies and raptures we may boast of. So the practical question that faces each one of us this morning is, Am I walking as Jesus walked?*
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