The Best of Boone Celebrating 10 Years of Truth!
Two thousand and two marks the tenth year the magazine has been published from our Total Living Center in Boone, North Carolina, so this issue of The Intercessor is a compilation of what the editors deemed the best articles from 1992 until the present. Although necessarily somewhat subjective, we have tried to present articles that best represent their authors and clearly present our Galatians 2:20 truth.
The Missing Truth was the lead article in the first issue from Boone, and we chose to reprint it in this issue for the same reason today: in a few pages Norman Grubb summarizes the secret hidden from the ages which seems to be missing from the body of Christ.
We have also included a bit of history. The future is now! Lets just do it! is the jubilant cry that began the 1993 Zerubbabel Annual Business Meeting reportthe first business meeting held at the physical location of the Zerubbabel total life outreach center. Truly a celebration of Gods faithfulness, the report by Ginny Mansoor describes the steps of faith that brought the center into being from the vision God gave her father, Tom Prewitt, in 1982 through to the purchase of the Alpen Acres Motel facility on June 1, 1992.
In a companion piece written seven years later (Zerubbabel Focus: Total Living Center), Tommy Prewitt relates how the center is currently functioning true to his fathers initial vision: God has accomplished exactly what He said he would a central place where working people can be together and do this thing on a daily basis a place where people can come for short periods of time all during the year when they are in some kind of crisis situation and need input .
On a more personal note, we have included two articles by Ginny describing her search for answers as she and her family found themselves in an intensely painful situation brought on by her fathers adultery. In her review of Normans classic, The Law of Faith, she investigates what kind of faith is required in the face of blatant Biblical sin. Can a faith stand be taken that a sinner will be clothed and in his right mind, and on what basis? And how can one walk through continuing abuse and not emerge Damaged? Such faith as Ginnys may be seen as absurd to the world, but is the true foundation of our spiritual ancestors in the Bible. Thoughts on Abraham takes a look at oneour father in faith.
The articles by Norman Grubb included in this issue present a rich treasury of his understanding and personal application of what he came to call Gods Total Truth. The Story of the Ten, taken from After C.T. Studd, describes the faith challenge facing Norman as he sought to carry on C.T. Studds missionhow to appropriate from God His supply to a great and seemingly impossible need. Dont miss The Committee by C.T. Studd. His rousing call to total abandonment to Jesus Christ rings out as loudly today as when he first published it.
Christianitys Lost Chord clearly and emphatically explains who we are as human beingscontainers of a god, not independent personsand emphasizes our God given commission to take this truth to the body of Christ. In Normans personal message delivered at the Zerubbabel business meeting in 1992, his words ring loud and clear as he issues a battle cry to embrace and spread the Total Truth. And in Revival Norman gives a simple but superb presentation of repentance through open confession of sin, leading to personal and corporate revival. Brett Burrowes takes up a similar theme in About Unconditional Love, as he examines some common misconceptions about repentance and forgiveness.
We include part three of Page Prewitts excellent Body, Soul and Spirit, in which Page imparts the crucial truths she learned in lifes trenches about the difference between soul and spirit, and the necessity of this understanding to make the Christian life work. Step 10, an analysis of the tenth step of Alcoholics Anonymous, shows how this understanding must be personally applied in recovery not only from addictions, but from sin itself.
It has been our highest privilege to publish The Intercessor from our Total Living Center in Boone these past ten years. It is with great expectancy that we look to the future, striving always to remain true to our Colossians 1:28 calling.
More Articles from The Intercessor, Vol 18 No 3
- The Best of Boone Celebrating 10 Years of Truth!
- A Tribute to Norman Grubb In His Own Words
- The Missing Truth
- 1993 Annual Business Meeting
- Zerubbabel Focus: Total Living Center
- A Look at a Book
- Body, Soul, and Spirit
- Tape Talk
- The Story of the Ten
- A Letter
- About Unconditional Love
- Thoughts on Abraham
- Christianitys Lost Chord The Definition of Ourselves as Both Disciples and Apostles
- Message from Norman
- Powerless over Alcohol and Life: Step 10
- Questions And Answers!