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Union

by Norman P. Grubb

There’s a centre in me you can’t reach. I can talk about myself, can’t I? I myself. But there’s something down there you can’t get at. It’s I. There’s something in you I can’t get at. That’s right in the centre; that’s the spirit, the spirit of man that knows a man. That’s the very centre. Now, why am I saying this? Because the whole point is that the nature of spirits is to unite, whereas bodies are separate. So the essential nature we have is the united nature. That’s the danger with the devil, because the devil is a spirit also—“the spirit that now worketh in the children of disobedience”—that’s the danger. (Eph. 2:2). Therefore, the heart, the very centre of our being, is a uniting faculty and the proof of that, of course, I have already quoted, I Cor. 6:17, “But he that is joined unto the Lord is one spirit.” And, of course, you can add to that the fact of the Holy Spirit—whenever the Holy Spirit is spoken of He is spoken of as a uniting Person. He always comes in, doesn’t He? Always He is the Indwelling Spirit. “The Spirit itself bears witness with our Spirit.”

So you see what I am getting at. We are made for union.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Union – Central Secret of the Universe”