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Declares the Word of Authority

by Norman P. Grubb

That, then, involves the word of faith. The word of faith in the Bible is the word of authority. You will always find, if you follow through Bible, that these men who are applying the power of God in a situation apply it via the word of authority. “Shout! For the Lord has given you that city. Shout now. He’s given it you.” And there are a thousand illustrations of that same kind. The men of God, the men of authority, said, “It’s going to come to pass. You watch.” That’s applying the promises. That’s not asking for them, it’s applying them. Those are some of the phases of authority.

But as I say, I’ve just touched in a mere light way that which needs a whole session, which I’m afraid we haven’t got. That’s the key to the ascended life. As I often say, “If you live under the devil down here, he’s pretty heavy. If you live up on the throne, it’s quite easy.” Just look down and say, “Get out! Clear out!” I don’t believe in having a heavy devil over me. I believe in looking down on a light devil, telling him to get out from the throne. That’s quite a different life that you live from the foot of the mount and from the top of the mount—quite a different life. That’s the ascended life.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954
Topic: “Saviourhood”