20th Anniversary of Norman Grubb’s Home-going By Friends of Norman

Daily Thoughts

20th Anniversary of Norman Grubb’s Homegoing

By Friends of Norman

It was twenty years ago today that Norman Percy Grubb heard God’s ‘Home Call’. Norman’s last words…”Abba Father.” This is the letter we sent out announcing his death and memorial service held at Linda and John Bunting’s the following September.


Born August 2, 1895

Glorified December 15, 1993

Great men need not that we praise them; the need is ours that we know them.

They are our common heritage. Whether we be of their faith or of another, whether we stand where they stand or tread another path, we are the richer that they lived.

He was very human, this hero of ours, fiery-tempered, passionate, imperious, loving withal, warm-hearted and generous, with quickness of perception and subtle English humor.

Full of contradictions, he had the frankness and carelessness of genius, and what he was he fully revealed without concealment or diplomacy. He was unsurpassed in his human sympathies, simplicity of character and transparent honesty.

Norman leaves a legacy to the church of Jesus Christ that he boldly called “Total Truth”:

“Paul’s mystery, now made manifest, which is Christ In You, the hope of Glory.” (Colossians 1:27)

and Galatians 2:20:

“I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live: yet not I,

but Christ liveth in me; and the life I now live in the flesh

I live by the faith of the Son of God.”

For this cause Norman’s life became a living sacrifice.

Now is the time for the church to hear Paul’s great self-discovery of Romans 6-8. The Holy Spirit will condition hearts to understand what, up until this time, has been a partial gospel.

Norman’s passing brings the closing of an era that opens the door to a new dimension for the body of Christ — a body that knows no separated self, no independent nature; the total unity spoken of by Jesus in John 17 and pressed through to by Paul in Romans 8:1

“There is therefore now no condemnation for those in Christ Jesus.”

Norman gave us a total Christ in our total humanity, no longer having a divided consciousness fighting two natures. Through his love and acceptance, we became a body of faith people seeing with the single eye of faith and calling clean and whole that,which by the blood sacrifice and body death of Christ, God calls a new creation.

We have caught the commission, counted the cost, and now await the completion of the prophecy of Isaiah 60″

“Arise and Shine; for your light has come and the glory of the Lord

has risen upon you. For behold, darkness shall cover the earth,

and deep darkness the peoples; but the Lord will rise upon you, and

His Glory will appear on you. And nations will come to your light,

and Kings to the brightness of your rising.”


“By faith, you will find the answers that the Lord has for you ……..

May you always walk in faith until we meet in the Glory of God.”

Norman P. Grubb, December 1993

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Daily Thoughts – Tired of being for others?

Daily Thoughts

Tired of Being for Others?

By Norman Grubb

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Now the danger arises of us thinking that we must rush about being not for ourselves but for others. By no means. Just go on being yourself and don’t give a thought about being for others. Just run your own life, accept yourself, be yourself, love yourself! Appreciate that you are a special person, specially gifted by God. For what? That’s not your business. Don’t try and run His business! Get on with your daily occupations and putting all your heart into them. But of course, there’s a catch in that. You are not really yourself, but Christ in you, Christ the real you. And He is for others and He knows exactly how He will reach others by you in your special life’s situation and with your special equipment, of which you may not even be conscious, and probably good that you are not! If you try to fuss around being something for others, for your neighbors, for good works in your church, your town or out to the world, you may be so occupied in the wrong direction that He will have to do some more work on you to get you where He really wants you!

He is love in us, other-love, so you just can’t help yourself. Without any kind of human effort, you just find yourself drawn into maybe love-contacts with naturally unpleasant neighbors; you find that folks somehow get in touch with you, because you are free from fussing about your affairs or theirs, just free to love, not to condemn or judge or try to change them, and one or another will be coming to you and pouring out their burdens. But when folks do find that you are available, you have to beware against being back under the law. The Spirit is original in each of us and He will get His original plan into action by you in some way which frees you from man-pleasing. So, we are back on the usual paradox: do nothing which stems from self-effort. But in being a do-nothing, you will actually be a do-everything, because the Real Doer whose aim is to get the world back to Himself will surely be busy by you in His own way and time. Yet watch even there when we say “He will be busy by you,” because times will come when you will appear to be useless on the shelf, as if God has forgotten you (how crazy can we be!), and the only word left which can suit you is, “Be still and know that I am God.” Very well, then, be still; and if God wants to be lazy in you, let Him be!

Excerpt taken from Who Am I? by Norman Grubb

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Seeing Single by Norman P. Grubb

Daily Thoughts
Seeing Single

By Norman P. Grubb
Speaking of Job getting “settled in God” he says: 
“You come to the fact that this is a settled fact in life. It evidently wasn’t quite a settled fact yet in Job because he could be unsettled. You see, if you are really settled in God, you are not unsettled again. You can momentarily but you’re not unsettled again because you’re fixed in God. You only know God in faith & knowledge of God in His perfection. You don’t KNOW evil, it’s not there! Evil disappears! You see God in Jesus Christ! Law is not there, judgment is not there, sin is not there — you don’t see it! — nor does God — you’re living in His dimension! And you’re not unsettled. You don’t see it! Maybe you’re a little unsettled when it comes up as a temptation, but you don’t argue about it. If you argue about it it shows you’re not settled.” 
And another: 
“We project a frown from ourselves on God. He says ‘Don’t eat of that tree’ — live in Life — if you eat of that tree I warn you, you come onto the warning side of God — you’re not IN with God — God appears to you as if he has a frown! There is NO LAW in grace — it’s FINISHED! That’s why we’re free. Until you know that there appears to be a mixture — there’s a God with a frown and a God with a smile. But he takes us through everything to settle us more and more in Grace — IT’S ALL POSITIVE!”
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God ONLY! by Norman P. Grubb

Daily Thoughts

By Norman P. Grubb
Just keep on the single path. There is nothing but God-in-love, whether appearances are evil or good. HE ONLY is in all of them. Here is the secret. Thru the Fall we got a divided outlook and see two powers, good and evil, but back in Christ and Christ Universal, we see ONLY ONE, even if He often seems to appear in the devil’s guise! The only battle I have to fight is not against circumstances, or problems, or people, or even devil, except the devil interfering with my inner outlook. If he can get me to see evil, then I am controlled by the evil I am seeing and believing in. But if I replace all such negative beliefs in outer appearances by seeing GOD ONLY in all, then I have the faith that overcomes the world!
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True Seeing By Norman P. Grubb

Notes from Norman
True Seeing

By Norman P. Grubb
There are such subtleties in the discernment between good and evil that it is only the mature, who by reason of use by exercise and experience, are able to discern. That is linked up in the previous chapter where it refers to, “For the Word of God is quick, and powerful and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit . . . .” Hebrews 4:12. That’s such a fine point. It almost implies that the Word of God can hardly get there. It even divides there between soul and spirit. That’s very subtle. 
Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954 

Topic: “Going on to Perfection”
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