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by Norman P. Grubb

So you see the union pictured right before his eyes and he entered right in. And Moses lived the union life after that. He never had to look here and there to find that living Person. That living Person dwelt in him. And whenever he did look here and there he got it in the neck for doing so. I haven’t time to go into a great deal of detail. But on one occasion when he had spoken out that word of authority from the union, “It’s all right. You won’t see Pharaoh and those hosts again. See what God will do for you. Stand still and see the salvation of the Lord.” But then he wavered a moment and looked up instead of looking in. He looked up and said, “Oh God help us.” God said, “Why cry to Me? Why waste your time praying? (Prayer sometimes is just a waste of time when it’s the prayer of unbelief which is very often the case.) Why waste your time looking up here? You speak to the children of Israel that they go forward; and you lift up your rod, stretch it out, and you divide the sea.” Not “I divide the sea,” but “you divide the sea.” That’s union. “Speak out from the word that is within you. Speak out that word. Stretch out that rod and the sea will open in front of you.” That’s union. That’s the two acting together. The little and the big joined. The naught and the hundred joined. And the hundred comes out through the naught. And so we could repeat instance after instance like that. I’ll touch on one or two more for a brief moment in order to remind us of that fact. They are all familiar to us.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “The Liberated Self”