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by Norman P. Grubb

God requires you to declare, to believe, and to accept what He says you are. Otherwise you are disobedient. Maybe you see that. Well now, do you do it? Do you take some way in your heart, as we did, of gripping this, saying, “Very well, Lord, I don’t care what the future holds? I may fail a thousand times. I don’t care. I am what your Word says. I cease to own myself. You live in me Your Life, your Blessed Life, the good perfect, and acceptable will of God. You work it out in me. Now I am not going to fear”—fancy fearing that One, that One Who loved me and gave His Precious Life for me. That is the One who dwells and lives in me—the One who loved me and gave Himself for me. “So, Lord, I take that plunge.”

Well maybe some of you need to do that. Maybe you have taken but have not gone through. Maybe God has given you light there. You have perhaps many times, as I did many times, taken by faith, but honestly you have not come clear. Now maybe you have to start again. No, you have to start again, that’s all. There is no easy way around. You have to start again until God has clarified your faith. You have to say all over again, “I go back to where I am and stand on God’s Word. I reaffirm God’s Word and I stand on it until the Light is in me, and I know.”

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “The Obedience of Faith”