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.
NORMAN P. GRUBB
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.”
AND THE SHOUT OF A KING IS AMONG US !!!!
“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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