Quotes from God's Smuggler

Brother Andrew ·  256 pages

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“The bigger the darkness, the easier it is to spot your little light.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Don't curse the darkness but light a candle.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“You can get in anywhere if you go to serve.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“That's the excitement in obedience, finding out later what God had in mind.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Persecution is an enemy the Church has met and mastered many times. Indifference could prove to be a far more dangerous foe.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



“Why are we worried!" Rolf said suddenly. "This is God's work. He'll make a way for us.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Don't complain to yourselves that you can't go to the mission field! Thank God for bringing the mission field to you!”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“I think you're like one of your own lumps of clay, Andy. God has a plan for you, and He's trying to get you into the center of it, and you keep dodging and slithering away.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Whenever, wherever, however You want me, I'll go. And I'll begin this very minute. Lord, as I stand up from this place, and as I take my first step forward, will You consider this is a step toward complete obedience to You? I'll call it the step of yes.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“In the years of living this life of faith, I have never known God's care to fail.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



“I experienced one of the common miracles of the Christian life. Our spirits recognized each other.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Lord, if you show me the way, I will follow You.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“God really is a Father, as displeased with a cramped, niggardly attitude of lack as with its opposite.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“The Church is larger than any one nation or any one political scene.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“The enemy is fierce and he would like for you to think that he has on. Don't believe his lie.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



“It was Sunday morning. I woke very early to a bright and cheery day, anxious to join my fellow Christians in this lovely garden of a land. The clerk in the hotel eyed me a little dubiously when I asked for a church. 'We don't have many of those, you know,' he said. 'Besides, you couldn't understand the language.'
'Didn't you know?' I said, 'Christians speak a kind of universal language.'
'Oh. What's that?'
'It's called "agape".'
'Agape? I never heard of it.'
'Too bad. It's the most beautiful language in the world.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Hatred and greed are heavy loads. Your motive, on the other hand, is love. And instead of priding yourselves on your cunning, you recognize how weak you are...so weak that you must depend totally on the Spirit of God.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“It is never safe to call a church a puppet—no matter how dead, no matter how subservient and temporizing it may appear on the surface. It is called by God’s name, it has God’s eye upon it, at any moment He may sweep the surface away with the purifying wind of His Spirit. ———”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Karl Marx had said, ‘Give me twenty-six lead soldiers and I will conquer the world,’ meaning of course the twenty-six letters of the alphabet.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“What is it, Lord? What am I holding back? What am I using as an excuse for not serving You in whatever You want me to do?' And then, there by the canal, I finally had my answer. My 'yes' to God had always been a 'yes, but'. Yes, but I'm not educated. Yes, but I'm lame.
With the next breath, I did say 'Yes'. I said it in a brand-new way, without qualification. 'I'll go, Lord,' I said, 'no matter whether it's through the route of ordination, or through the WEC programme, or through working on at Ringers'.' Whenever, wherever, however You want me, I'll go. And I'll begin this very minute. Lord, as I stand up from this place, and as I take my first step forward, will You consider that this is a step towards complete obedience to You? I'll call it the Step of Yes.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



“The real purpose of this training,” Mr. Dinnen told me, “is to teach our students that they can trust God to do what He has said He would do. We don’t go from here into the traditional missionary fields, but into new territory. Our graduates are on their own. They cannot be effective if they are afraid or if they doubt that God really means what He says in His Word. So here we teach not so much ideas as trusting.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Game of the Royal Way. I had discovered that when God supplied money He did it in a kingly manner, not in some groveling way. Three”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Ohne Gott und Sonnen schein Holen Wir Die Ernte ein Without God and without sun We will get the harvest done I”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“The saddest part of the story to me is that no one talked about the duplicity. The missing bread was never mentioned. The people were silent. ———”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“In the communes, sir,” he had said proudly, “you will find no churches. You see, religion is for the helpless. Here in China we are not helpless any more.” ———”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



“A group is the right size, I would guess, when each member can pray every day for every other member, individually and by name, interceding for his personal needs as well as for the success of a particular mission. But what is to prevent twenty, fifty, one hundred such groups from springing up wherever the call is heard—each obedient to its own particular genius, each working in its different way for the coming of the one Kingdom. And”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“You can’t use strong-arm tactics against the Church without strengthening it. It’s always been that way. Under persecution a man looks at his faith to see if it’s worth fighting for, and this is a scrutiny Christianity can always withstand. The real danger comes with an indirect attack, where a person is lured away from the Church before he has a chance to become strong.”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“Funny how long it took us to learn the simple fact that God really is a Father, as displeased with a cramped, niggardly attitude of lack as with its opposite failing of acquisitiveness. ———”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“I urged the German Christians to become missionaries; because it has been my experience that a missionary church is an alive church. At”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler


“That’s the excitement in obedience,” he said. “Finding out later what God had in mind.” ———”
― Brother Andrew, quote from God's Smuggler



About the author

Brother Andrew
Born place: in Sint Pancras, Netherlands
Born date May 10, 1928
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