The god called “I”

The god called I

The god called “I”

 “For thou hast said in thine heart, I will ascend into heaven, I will exalt my throne above the stars of God: I will sit also upon the mount of the congregation, in the sides of the north: I will ascend above the heights of the clouds; I will be like the most High.” Isaiah 14:13-14, KJV

This passage is what many scholars call the “Five I Wills of Satan”. It reveals his prideful nature that caused his rebellion in heaven and to be cast out with his followers. Pride was his weakness. The difference between Satan’s weakness and our weakness is that God uses our weakness to reveal His strength.

“And he (God) said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for my strength is made perfect in weakness.” 2 Corinthians 12:9, KJV

Let’s look at another scripture and then I will try to piece this together.

“Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended.” Matthew 26:33, KJV

Peter eventually denied the Lord 3 times. This causes me to ask a few questions:

  • Did Peter really mean it when he told Jesus that he would never deny Him?
  • Have you ever told the Lord that you would never do something and you ended up doing it?
  • Have you ever told the Lord that you would never say something and you ended up saying it?
  • Have you ever told the Lord that you would never look at something and you did it anyway?

So, like Peter, we would say, “I will never do this, that and whatever, again”. When we said it, we used the full capacity of our will at that moment and we meant it. Now look what the Israelites said:

“And all the people responded together, ‘We will do everything the Lord has commanded’.” Exodus 19:8, NLT

The audacity to believe they could obey the law to the fullest! This is what we are like when we say, “I will never do that again.” But a few weeks, days, or even hours later we fail miserably.

Our flesh is susceptible to carnality and is a reflection of Satan’s pride. After we fail in our confession, the devil comes and condemns us. This is a vicious cycle that needs to be broken. But know this:

“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil.” 1 John 3:8, KJV

Okay, so what is the proper way to confess your resolve to do good? Keep in mind that the Holy Spirit is referred to in John 16:7 in the Amplified Bible as the Helper, Comforter, Advocate, Intercessor, Counselor, Strengthener and Standby. So, with that in mind, you can ask the Holy Spirit to help you, guide you, and empower you to never do it again. You must humble yourself to the Holy Spirit and ask Him for help throughout the day and night and do what He leads you to do. This is embracing the Holy Spirit’s power made available to us. This, my friend, helped me to live a life of freedom, and it will help you also.


Holy Spirit, I can do nothing without You.


Father, in Jesus‘ name, I need your deliverer to work in my life. I have this one thing that needs to be put out of my life. I ask you, Holy Spirit, to come and help me, show me, instruct me so that I will rid this from my life. But if I do fail I know you are there to help me again. In Jesus‘ Name, AMEN!

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