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How to Let God Begin to Deliver You from Your Old Nature
And Form in You, the New Nature He Created You to Be.
We all have a lot of false images, ideas, and thoughts about ourselves that are not of God, or of the Kingdom of God.
As you begin to really surrender your will to your Heavenly Father, he will begin to show you that all these images, ideas, and thoughts are false and not of him. He will also tell you that they are false. When He speaks to you and tells you these things are false, your first reaction might be that giving up these things in your life is asking a lot, and is a very hard thing to do. You will feel this way because you will feel that it is a large part of whom you are.
However, if the attitude of your heart is to genuinely surrender your will to the Father, He will speak to you and ask you this question.
"ARE YOU WILLING, AS MUCH AS YOU ARE ABLE, TO GIVE UP WHAT I AM SHOWING
Jesus says, Your faith is small. However, if you only have a tiny amount, and you are willing to act on it, I will join my faith to your faith, then all the mountains in your life that block you from a
relationship with me will be removed. (Based on Matt 17:20)
Again, If you answer, "Yes", you may find that, temporarily, things get worse. However, this will be short-lived, and you will begin to see things turn around in your life. Why is this so? Because, without realizing it, we are always doing, saying, and believing what our old nature (the nature that is not a part of God) is telling us to do. Remember, the old nature is based upon the childhood memories and images of not being loved and accepted, and the fear of being rejected.
If you continue to accept in faith what God is showing you about yourself, as much as you are able to, He will continue to work in your life and set you free.
Matthew 17:20 [Paraphrased] Jesus says to you. "Because of your unwillingness to trust in me nothing happens in your life. However, if you are willing to exercise just a tiny bit of trust in Me, I will give you the power to speak to the things in your life that are bothering you and they will be removed."
What will happen to you if you do this? You will begin to feel like the new person Jesus created you to be. Your fear of not being loved and accepted will begin to go away. The anger and resentment will begin to disappear. Everything will begin to change. It will not happen overnight, but it will begin to happen, and you will know it. More and more you will know tha Jesus is Lord, and that He love you.
Here is a list of things that might be present in your life because of your fear of not being loved, rejected, and abandoned.
Sex outside of marriage
Bad relationships with people
Isolating yourself from people
Spending money to make myself feel better
Fits of anger
Expectation that people are out to get me
Drugs and alcohol
This is only a partial list and I am sure you can add some of your own to it.
Godís desire is for you to come fully into the New Person He created you to be. Satanís desire is to keep you in your old nature as long as he can. Satanís purpose is get you to die in your old man so you will go to hell with Him. He knows where he is going, and he wants to take as many people as he can with him. He is always deceiving you into doing
the things you donít want to do.
Please, allow God to show you why you "do the things you do not want to do, Romans 7:19
19 For I fail to practice the good deeds I desire to do, but the evil deeds that I do not desire to do are what I am [ever] doing.
20 Now if I do what I do not desire to do, it is no longer I doing it [it is not myself that acts], but the sin [principle] which dwells within me [fixed and operating in my soul].
21 So I find it to be a law (rule of action of my being) that when I want to do what is right and good, evil is ever present with me and I am subject to its insistent demands.
22 For I endorse and delight in the Law of God in my inmost self [with my new nature].
23 But I discern in my bodily members [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh] a different law (rule of action) at war against the law of my mind (my reason) and making me a prisoner to the law of sin that dwells in my bodily organs [in the sensitive appetites and wills of the flesh].
24 O unhappy and pitiable and wretched man that I am! Who will release and deliver me from [the shackles of] this body of death?
25 O thank God! [He will!] through Jesus Christ (the Anointed One) our Lord! So then indeed I, of myself with the mind and heart, serve the Law of God, but with the flesh the law of sin.
Rom 8:1 THEREFORE, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit.
2 For the law of the Spirit of life [which is] in Christ Jesus [the law of our new being] has freed me from the law of sin and of death.
3 For God has done what the Law could not do, [its power] being weakened by the flesh [the entire nature of man without the Holy Spirit]
The amplified Bible, containing the amplified Old Testament and the amplified New Testament. 1987. The Lockman Foundation.
Allow God to show you why you do things you do not want to do, and, as much as you are able, accept them as wrong, and not true, and allow HIM to deliver you.
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[ The story of what happened to me over Thanksgiving weekend 2003, rewritten in this wonderful manner by Dwight Jester. It was taken from two phone conversations and two emails called "As Much as Possible", in my files. Paul Phillips.]