by Norman P. Grubb
You must have more than to say you hope your sins are forgiven. You have to say, “I know they’re forgiven.” Faith produces reality. Now be sure you don’t just get that on the child level and not on the adult level. See? Be sure you didn’t just have that on the justified level and not on the sanctified level. Be sure that you don’t just have it on the level that your sins are washed away in His Precious Blood, and you haven’t got it on the level that you are crucified, dead to sin, and alive unto God, and filled with the Holy Ghost. |
You see, you must have it on all levels. And that’s why it’s so important actually to our ministry because, when we’ve learned how to work a practicing faith, we can then, not only work it for our own needs, but for other peoples’ needs. That’s when the law of faith can operate. And so these men in Hebrews 11 did all sorts of marvels, not merely for their own deliverance, but for the deliverance of others too, because they knew how to operate faith. They could produce the goods; stop the mouths of lions, quench the violence of fire, bring out a child in the impossible, open the Red Sea, and so forth. “Faith is the giving of substance to things hoped for and the evidence of things not seen.” It’s its own evidence.
Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “The Obedience of Faith”