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Union

by Norman P. Grubb

I think itís about the last Iíll refer to Philippians 2:13, ďFor it is God which worketh in you both to will and to do of his good pleasure.Ē It doesnít come out quite so clearly there, but it comes really to the same thing. The Will within us is Godís Will. Thatís why our naturally weak will has become strong since weíve become regenerated. We are able to look back and see how weak-willed we were. Something has happened to us now. So now a commission has come into us from which neither man nor devil will deflect us. We are going to fulfill it. Thatís God willing inside us, not this wretched thing. God willing. When God wills, Heís going to do it, and He puts that sense of Divine constraint and imperative desire upon you and me. Thatís the glory of this lifeóand God does it. Iím just touching on that.

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