A Settled Reality
by Norman P. Grubb
The witness of the Spirit, the substance of faith as in Hebrews 11:1 Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. |
This reality comes when the believing is established enough to receive it. 1 John 5:10 Anyone who believes in the Son of God has this testimony in his heart. Anyone who does not believe God has made him out to be a liar, because he has not believed the testimony God has given about his Son
In the inner witness is a given part of the believing, and while we do the believing, the Spirit gives the witness. Sometimes that takes time -— for me two years; for my wife two weeks! I never went back on my established, spoken, written word of faith. The witness is from Him to me, not from me to Him, so I must avoid any seeking of it, or questioning my act of faith. No! Any delay only stirs me to confirm “my obedience of faith” in that five hour act of faith I made, and I just went on with my normal activities until one day He must have seen It was in a right con¬dition, the sudden quiet light was lit in me, “Yes, it really IS Christ in me, expressing Himself in my form, He as me, He living, thinking my thoughts, speaking my words, doing my deeds.” This was so total that for a time I almost thought I was Christ! That didn’t matter while the glory of the inner recognition settled in me.
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