THROUGH THESE HE HAS GIVEN US HIS VERY GREAT AND PRECIOUS PROMISES, SO THAT THROUGH THEM YOU MAY PARTICIPATE IN THE DIVINE NATURE AND ESCAPE THE CORRUPTION IN THE WORLD CAUSED BY EVIL DESIRES
(2 Peter 1:4).
God wants you to participate in His Divine Nature. At the same time, the father-of-lies wants you to participate in his sinful victim nature. The Most High wants you to believe in His Truth; the father-of-lies wants you to believe in his negative, destructive beliefs of abandonment, shame, rejection, and condemnation. The Holy Spirit has certain desires in store for you. At the same time, the father-of-lies wants to control you through his evil desires. God wants His Perfect Will to manage your life, while the father-of-lies wants his spiteful, rebellious will to direct your life. But, you have a will, too—to decide under whose management you want to be.
HIS DIVINE POWER HAS GIVEN US EVERYTHING WE NEED FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS THROUGH OUR KNOWLEDGE OF HIM WHO CALLED US BY HIS OWN GLORY AND GOODNESS
(2 Peter 1:3).
Realize that the Divine Nature of God reigns in you whenever you yield your soul, spirit, and body to Him, and the sinful victim nature of the father-of-lies reigns in you whenever you yield your spirit, soul, and body to him. It all depends on the management that rules your life.
There are many ways to submit your body, soul, and spirit to the Most High. One way is to start praising God for EVERY circumstance in your life, good and bad. When negative thoughts suggest that you have been abandoned, rejected, condemned, or shamed through certain circumstances, thank God for each circumstance these thoughts elicit. By doing this, you are submitting your mind to the Truth, instead of to the negative, destructive beliefs of the father-of-lies. This allows the Holy Spirit’s desires to operate in your soul, instead of the evil desires of the father-of-lies. This permits you to participate in God’s Divine Nature, instead of the victim nature of the father-of-lies. This brings you under the direct management of God’s Perfect Will, instead of the rebellious will of the father-of-lies.
Know that you can escape the corruption in the world caused by the evil desires of the father-of-lies. But, you need to stop submitting your spirit, soul, and body to him. You need an exchange of managements.
PRAYER: Lord God, today, I choose Your Divine Nature to operate in my soul, spirit, and body, so I may escape the evil desires, caused by the father-of-lies’ sinful nature and rebellious will.
Maintain an Awareness
Obedient surrender consists of three steps: EMBRACING, EXPOSING, and giving permission to be EXCHANGED.