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Union

by Norman P. Grubb

Therefore, regeneration is a first revelation of an indwelling Person. Of course it is! In other words, you are not regenerated until the Spirit opens your heart to know Him within, so that you know within you an indwelling Christóthe first touch of it. An inner sense is opened in which He is come to your heart. Thatís the real proof of regeneration, or one of the proofs. Itís proof to your own heart, anyhow. So you see straight away you get the first touch. That is the Salvation letter.

Now it passes on from that to what, I am sure, is a great favorite of hundreds of us here. To me itís the outstanding verse in the whole Bible to the saints of God, because itís the perfect analysis of a balanced lifeóGalatians 2:20. Itís a marvelous bit of spiritual psychology as well as penetrating insight by the Holy Ghost into the heart of the matter. Galatians 2:20. I am sure itís written on the heart of many of us here. ďI am crucified with Christ, nevertheless I live, yet not I, but Christ liveth in me.Ē

You see the oscillation? I told you the problem is to find the correct balance between the two personalities in the one. We are one person, yet weíre two. Thatís the problem. So Paul oscillates. He says, ďIím crucified with Christóno, no, Iím hereóno, no, Iím not here, Christ lives in meóno, no, I liveóno, no, I live by the faith of the Son of God.Ē He swings to and fro. Thatís all you can do. Thatís the best human language can do. Itís the best finite mind can do, if I may put it that way, endeavoring to put in human terms the ďun-putable.Ē

Christ at the centre

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: ďUnion Ė Central Secret of the UniverseĒ