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I don’t think there is that intensity that I was brought up under. I was brought up under C. T. Studd for 10 years. I think there is a need for greater intensity. There is joy in this life, but there is something more. But the mystery and the paradox and the glory of the Gospel is that the very intensities of God have life in them. The intensities of the devil or self-effort have death in them. That’s how we break down. When we are made tense by self-effort or intense by the devil, down we crash in due course. When you are intense by God there is life in God’s intensities. So there is a yoke and there is a burden, but there is a quality of Divine life in it, so we can’t be too intense, we can’t be too desperate. I am not a quarter of what I ought to be, but insofar as I am or insofar as any of you are, there is life in it. That’s this thing.

Karuizawa Japan Conference of 1954

Topic: “Going on to Perfection”


Notes From Norman For 10-6-05 – Divine Madness [Norman P. Grubb]            1


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