The Obedience of Faith 信仰の服従

Notes from Norman

The Obedience of Faith
By Norman P. Grubb


Norman P. Grubb著

But many still regard “Christ in me” as two. It looks like two. Christ in you, Christ in you. It should mean that you’re One, really. But it doesn’t always mean that because we’re so used to separation. We’re so used to preserving separation that we tend to think it’s Christ in me, two of us. Therefore it’s a question when you get through until you say I am Christ in my human form. Not “He’s in me”. Christ IS me. Inside that, there does remain a “two,” but that comes afterwards. Inside it, you are a human, you’re the human, you operate as a human. And, down here on earth, as I say, that human gets pulled out, that’s our enterprise, that’s our adventure, is to get pulled out, as if you are apart from Him. That’s the whole life. It consists of the adventure of this trial stuff.

しかし、多くの人が「私の中のキリスト」を2つと考えています。 それは2つのように見えます。 あなたの中のキリスト、あなたの中のキリスト。 それは、あなたが本当に一つであることを意味するはずです。 しかし、それは必ずしも我々が分離に慣れているので、必ずしもそうであるとは限りません。 私たちは、分離を維持するのにとても慣れています。私たちはそれが私の中でキリストだと思う傾向があります。 それゆえ、私が人間の形でキリストであると言うまで、あなたが通過するときの質問です。 “彼は私の中にいる”ではありません。 キリストは私です。 その中には、「2つ」は残っていますが、それは後になります。 それの中で、あなたは人間、あなたは人間、あなたは人間として動作します。 私が言うように、人間が引き出されるのは、私たちの企業です。それは、私たちの冒険です。あなたがあたかも離れているかのように引き出されることです。 それが一生です。 この試練品の冒険で構成されています。

Presumably, we shan’t have that in heaven. How we operate in heaven when there’s nothing that consciously pulls us out, I don’t know. We still remain two. It’s a paradox. It’s still Christ is Christ and you are you. And yet, He’s kind of overwhelmed you so the real you is Christ and that’s the best you can put it in the human language. But it’s still Christ is Christ and you are you.

おそらく、私たちは天国でそれを持たないでしょう。 私たちが意識的に私たちを引き出してくれるものがないときに私たちが天国で働く方法はわかりません。 我々はまだ2つ残っている。 パラドックスです。 それはまだキリストであり、あなたはあなたです。 それでも、彼はあなたを圧倒しているので、あなたが本当の人であり、人間の言葉で言えば最高です。 しかしそれはまだキリストであり、あなたはあなたです。

Down here on earth, temptation is the one that makes that a consciousness because the devil pulls you out. But the Bible says God is never tempted of evil. That means when we’re into God’s realm there’s no temptation. There are no opposites to pull you. See, when we’re up there we don’t know how we operate as being Christ and yet being ourselves. We can’t answer that. When we get there we’ll talk about that one. How you operate when there’s nothing to pull you out as if you’re yourself. And yet you are yourself. You’re still two as one yet two. That’s the nearest you can put it. So that’s it.

ここでは、悪魔があなたを引き抜くので、誘惑はそれを意識させるものです。 しかし、聖書は、神は決して悪に誘惑されないと言います。 つまり、私たちが神の世界に入っているときには、誘惑はありません。 あなたを引き離す反対はありません。 私たちがそこにいるとき、私たちがキリストでありながら自分自身であるようにどのように行動するのか分かりません。 私たちはそれに答えることはできません。 私たちがそこに着くと、そのことについて話します。 あなた自身のようにあなたを引っ張ってくれるものがないときは、あなたはどのように行動しますか? それでもあなたはあなたです。 あなたはまだまだ2人です。 それはあなたが置くことができる最も近いものです。 そうです。

And I have a new life living in me. A new Life is me. Good news. Christ is me, the hope of glory. Hallelujah.

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そして、私は新しい人生が私の中に住んでいます。 新しい人生が私です。 良いニュース。 キリストは私、栄光の希望です。 ハレルヤ。


Be Transformed by Renewing Your Mind by Tony Maden

Today’s shows from our podcast – Holy Spirit Ethernet is here (the podcast show name changed a few times and might change again as the Spirit continues to fit me into the body but for now, Ethernet is the best description of who He is and how He works). Its the humor of God!

Ether = invisible; Net = Network

So much has happened in just one week.

Now, the Holy Spirit answers before I’ve even finished my request exactly as the promise in Isaiah:

Before they call I will answer; while they are still speaking I will hear. Isaiah 65:24

In this episode I sing a spontaneous song “You’ve got a phone call from above” and “heaven is your mind“.

That leads to sharing about the fact there is no separation between us and God. He’s not ‘out there’, or ‘up there’, and we ‘down here’ – thats a lie from the liar:

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly. (John 10:10)

Todays recording is a winding road journey with the Holy Spirit and if you choose to listen you can see how everything is connected.

Finally, I’m waiting on the Holy Spirit for flights/rail to join other members of the body of Christ in Japan to share the Gospel in June/July.

Its been an amazing ride.

Lord as usual pour out your Holy Spirit on all who listen.

(Sorry my usual backing track 'Kyoto" is missing from my testimony today because I haven't learned how to add it to recordings not made inside Anchor app).

The Power of Love by Michael Curry

Hear again ‘Power of Love’ sermon at Harry and Meghan’s wedding @KensingtonRoyal by @PB_Curry #RoyalWedding2018 #HolySpirit #HolySpiritJesusChrist #Gospel

God wash the world daily with the Holy Spirit that they are each touched by your #livinglove, Amen.

“The Power of Love” by the Most Rev. Michael B Curry for The Marriage of HRH Prince Henry of Wales & Ms. Meghan Markle Saturday, May 19, 2018

Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm; for love is strong as death, passion fierce as the grave. Its flashes are flashes of fire, a raging flame. Many waters cannot quench love, neither can floods drown it. Song of Songs 8:6-7

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said: “We must discover the power of love the redemptive power of love.

And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”

There’s power in love. Do not underestimate it. Anyone who has ever fallen in love, knows what I mean.

But think about love in any form or experience of it. It actually feels good to be loved, and to express love. There is something right about it. And there’s a reason.

An old medieval poem says it: “Where true love is found, God himself is there.”

The Bible, 1 John 4 says it this way:

“Beloved, let us love one another because love is from God; Everyone who loves is born of God. Whoever does not love does not know God For God is love.” (1 John 4:4-8)

There’s power in love. Love can help and heal when nothing else can. Love can lift up and liberate for living when nothing else will.

And the love that brings two people together is the same love that can bind them together, Whether on mountaintops of happiness and through valleys of hardship.

Love is strong as death

It’s flashes are flashes of fire.

Many waters cannot quench love

Love can see you through! There’s power in love.

But the love of which we speak is not only for couples getting married or just for interpersonal relationships.

Jesus of Nazareth taught us that the way of love is the way to a real relationship with the God who created all of us, and the way to true relationship with each other as children of that one God, as brothers and sisters in God’s human family.

One scholar said it this way:

“Jesus had founded the most revolutionary movement in human history: a movement built on the unconditional love of God for the world and the mandate to live that love.” (Charles Marsh’s The Beloved Community)

And in so doing, to change lives and the world itself! There’s a reason.

An old spiritual may suggest why:

“If you cannot preach like Peter,

And you cannot pray like Paul,

You can tell the love of Jesus,

How he died to save us all

There is a balm in Gilead

To make the wounded whole

There is a balm in Gilead

To heal the sin sick soul”

“Just tell the love of Jesus, how he died to save us all.”

He didn’t sacrifice his life for himself, or anything he could get out of it, He did it for others, for the other, for the good and well being of others, That’s love

How does St. Paul say it?

Love is not jealous, rude, or boastful.

Love does not insist on its own way.

Love is unselfish, sacrificial, kind and just.

Love seeks the good and the well-being of the other.

Love makes room and space for the other to be. (See 1 Corinthians 13:4-7)

This love, this is the way of Jesus. And it’s game changer.

Imagine our homes and families when this way of love is the way.

Imagine our neighborhoods and communities when love is the way.

Imagine our governments and countries when love is the way.

Imagine business and commerce when this love is the way.

Imagine our world when love is the way.

No child would go to bed hungry in such a world as that

Poverty would become history in such a world as that.

The earth would be as a sanctuary in such a world as that.

We would treat one another as children of God, regardless of differences.

We would learn how to lay our swords and shields down by the riverside to study war no more.

There would be a new heaven, a new earth, a new world. A new and beautiful human family.

The very dream of God

Love is strong as death

It’s flashes are flashes of fire.

Many waters cannot quench love

The late French Jesuit, Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, was at once a scientist, a Roman Catholic priest, a theologian, a true mystic. His was one of the great minds and spirits of the 20th century.

He suggested that the discovery and harnessing of fire was one of the great technological discoveries of human history.

Fire made it possible to cook food, thereby reducing the spread of disease.

Fire made it possible to stay warm in cold climates, thereby marking human migration possible.

Fire made the Bronze Age, the Iron Age, the Industrial Revolution possible.

If you drove here this morning, you did so in part because of harnessed fire.  I flew here from the U.S. due to controlled burn of fire.

Fire is involved in broadcasting this wedding around the world.

And we can text, tweet, email, and otherwise socially engage one another due to fire.

Fire was one of the great technological discoveries of humanity.

In light of this, de Chardin said that if human beings ever harness the energies of love,  then for the second time in the history of the world, we will have discovered fire. Love is the very fire and energy of real life!

Dr. King was right:

“We must discover the power of love, the redemptive power of love. And when we discover that, we will be able to make of this old world a new world. Love is the only way.”

My brother, my sister,

God love you, God bless you.

My brothers, my sisters,

God love you, God bless you.

And may God hold us all In those almighty hands of love.


Transcribed by the Evening Standard, London, UK

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