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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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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Maturity By Norman P. Grubb

Notes from Norman

By Norman P. Grubb
May I say this—for I shall repeat it later on—it comes somewhat into that same category of acts and ways. It’s one thing to experience. It’s another thing to be able to expound your experience and, lead other people into it. It’s one thing for ourselves to see something even in a small way mentally. But to get it experientially is very much something! It’s very much two feet further down, to come from head to heart. It takes a long time to go those two feet sometimes. We love to think it’s in the heart when it’s only in the head. And even then, it takes a much longer time to have such a clarification of knowledge in the spirit, worked out in experience, tested, tried, proven, so we can both expound to others and lead them into what’s been given to us. 
Now that’s what it is to be teachers as God’s Word says in Hebrews 5:12-14. Now when you ought to be teachers beware lest you have to be taught yourselves again, and beware lest you have to be drinking milk when you ought to be eating meat. And he says, “Strong meat belongeth to them that are of full age, even those who by reason of use have their senses exercised to discern both good and evil.” That’s a strange phrase. It shows how much deeper everything is than we think. 
Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954 

Topic: “Going on to Perfection”
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Unity By Norman P. Grubb

Notes from Norman

By Norman P. Grubb
I am sure our safe place of unity is always in Jesus Himself, and not in any viewpoints concerning Him, and that is our happy meeting place. 
We are “members one of another”. I stand there. God’s calling and commission is to each of us, and we need each other. We have got to come to a place where we all together feel we have the mind of Christ and the place and method of co-operation. 
A new day is dawning, and the sun will soon be fully shining among us. How love edifies! 
From Knight of Faith Volume II
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Resting in Our Spirit Center By Norman P. Grubb

Resting in Our Spirit CenterBy Norman P. Grubb
Q & A Union Life Magazine 
Q I suffer from chronic anxiety and take Valium daily. Can you offer any spiritual counsel for this problem? 
A MOST OF OUR troubles have their source in confusing the outer emotions of our souls with the calm center of our spirits joined to His Spirit (I Cor. 6:17). God means us to experience these negative assaults from anxiety, etc., to establish us in our still center, as Peter says in I Peter 5:10. So thank God for them (just as James tells us to “count it all joy” in our trials—Jas. 1:2). Then recognize them as negative assaults from with­out coming through your emotions. Don’t fight them or they will fight back; but transfer your inner recog­nition to Christ, the Perfect One, who is eternally joined to you and is your real inner self. Count on Him as your Valium. If you still feel the need to take it, do so, but keep saying to Him and yourself that He is your inner calmness. Expect Him to be so real to you that the desire for Valium drops off.
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