A Letter From Norman
Fort Washington, PA
Yours has just reached me on tour. I’m so glad you have poured out your heart. But I note you are now home, but I haven’t your home address on tour, so can’t mail this for another ten days.
Now, love, you know all these terrible disturbances you write about are in your soul-emotions and body, and not in the real you, where your spirit is joined to His Spirit. But, darling, at the present you have been believing more in the power of this “fury” which surges in you and brings this bitterness, resentment, etc. And you’ll never get through, darling, while you believe in the power of evil. Though it surges in you so furiously, you know Satan is a bluffer and only appears to have power.
So, darling, there’s no way through for you, not even Bible study, while you keep believing in these soul-assaults on you, and the body ones too. A Los Angeles tennis pro asked me what he should do with a besetting sin which was always conquering him, no matter how much he prayed, resolved etc. I told him, Go on sinning! Why? Because you cannot conquer the thing. But I know you are God’s and really believe in Him. So now, while you believe in the power of this sin over you, you will never get out. But if you will deliberately believe ONLY IN God as THE POWER, and that this devil’s temptation has no power over you but is only bluffing you, then don’t try to stop the sinning, but keep believing and saying that it is already conquered in Christ. Then keep on that ONE BELIEVING, no matter if you keep falling into the sin. Get up again and keep believing in GOD ONLY.” Well, I saw him again months later. He then told me that he fell into the sin six times more, got up each time believing that Christ had conquered, and since then he had never done it again!!? Now darling, you will not get through while you believe in the reality of the power of this “fury” over you. You MUST deliberately keep saying it has no power over you, though it seems to have, but you are believing only IN God in HIS power living in you.
That’s all, darling. There’s no other way. DON’T BELIEVE in the power of these soul-emotions and “fury” on you. Don’t fight them. They are assaults of Satan on you and he has a right to assault you while we are living in his world; but while you don’t fight or resist, and don’t try to change them, or stop hating or anything, at the same time you keep saying and believing that God is the only power in you, and that He has delivered you from Satan’s attacks. And keep on saying and believing that only, no matter how fierce the attacks may be.
Darling, you ARE Christ in your Fiona form. KEEP believing that and praising God. Also accept that God means you to have these attacks and fury and eating-compulsion, just because you can learn to believe in Him only through the pressure of these negatives on you.
So there it is my precious darling. Write me again and pour out all your heart to me. The victory is already yours, and I praise God for that with you.