True meaning of surrender in a spiritual field
True meaning of surrender in a spiritual field – This world is a battleground. Since the fall of man in the Garden of Eden (Bible, Genesis 3:17-19), the world God created has been in conflict with Him (Bible, Romans 8:20-22). Satan is called the “God of this world” (Bible, 2 Corinthians 4:4), and due to Adam’s sin, we are born on his team (Bible, Romans 5:12). This conflict is Holy War.
When we reach the age, when we became free to make moral choices either to follow our own sinful inclinations or to seek God (Bible, Joshua 24:15). God promises that when we seek Him with all our hearts, we will find Him (Bible, Jeremiah 29:13). When we find Him, we have a choice to make – either to follow continuously our own inclinations, or do we surrender to His will?
Surrender is a battle term. It implies giving up all rights to the conqueror. When an opposing army surrenders, they lay down their arms, and the winners take control from then on. Surrendering to God works the same way. God has a plan for our lives, and surrendering to Him means we set aside our own plans and eagerly seek His. The good news is that God’s plan for us is always in our best interest (Bible, Jeremiah 29:11), unlike our own plans that often lead to destruction (Bible, Proverbs 14:12). Our Lord is a wise and beneficent victor; He conquers us to bless us.
There are different levels of surrender, all of which affect our relationship with God. Initial surrender to the drawing of the Holy Spirit leads to salvation (John 6:44; Acts 2:21).
When you think about, “surrendering to God,” you usually think in terms of letting God do what He wants with a situation that you may be undergoing at the present moment. This is certainly good – for most often God does use situations to bring you to surrender. However, if you limit surrender to your situation, you are liable to miss the point.
God wants you to surrender to a situation. But more than this, God wants you to surrender yourselves. Yet it is important for you to grasp the meaning of surrendering yourselves. For again, you often think that this means, “Well, I will die to myself and put aside what I want in this thing, and allow God to do as He pleases.” Again – this is good. But it still is not the real issue.
To surrender myself to God means this: I will let God do in me whatever is necessary to get Himself glory, and whatever is necessary to make me into the person He is after. I hope you see that this is much different that surrendering a situation to God. What I am talking about here is more than surrendering THINGS to God, and then standing back and letting Him work. No. I am talking about surrendering MYSELF to God. There is no standing back. And there is no simple, so-called “cooperation with God.” Rather, the whole issue is my relationship with God. I – my whole self – am falling into His hands so that He can make ME BE what He wants through the current situation.
All of you are passing through rough times. And there are times when everything around you is so bad that it seems impossible for your life to go back the way it was. But even during those times, if you put your trust in the Lord God Kalki, He will rescue you in a miraculous way and grant you peace.
Lord Kalki is a promise keeping God and His words will never fail. He Himself expresses the unfailing nature of His promises in His own words saying, “Heaven and earth shall pass way but My words shall never pass away” So, God will remove the spirit of fear and the spirit of weaknesses from you and fill you with the spirit of strength and boldness. With this strength you will arise with new power and rebuild the broken pieces of your own life, your family, your business, your relationships and all your endeavors.
In all your ways submit to Him and not just in specific situations, and He will make your paths straight. If you completely surrender yourself to Him, no matter how bad the situation is, He will come to your aid and turn everything upside down.