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The Behaviour of Surrender.


THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOMEONE WHO HAS SURRENDERED THEIR WHOLE LIVES (such as it is) TO YAHUSHA IS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOMEONE WHO HASN'T........ let's look at what ``surrendering'' involves: SURRENDER: verb (which means WE have to actually do it) 1. STOP RESISTING TO AN ENEMY OR OPPONENT AND SUBMIT TO THEIR AUTHORITY. synonyms: capitulate, give in, give (oneself) up, yield, concede, submit, climb down, give way, defer, acquiesce, back down, cave in, relent, succumb, quit, crumble; be beaten, be overcome, be overwhelmed, fall victim; lay down one's arms, raise/show the white flag, throw in the towel/sponge, accept defeat, concede defeat. Antonyms: resist, withstand 2. GIVE UP OR HAND OVER (A PERSON, RIGHT, OR POSSESSION), TYPICALLY ON COMPULSION OR DEMAND. synonyms: give up, relinquish, renounce, forgo, forswear, cede, abdicate, waive, forfeit, sacrifice; hand over, turn over, deliver (up), yield (up), resign, transfer, commit, grant; part with, let go of. Antonyms: seize. MATITYAHU 16:24 "Then Yahusha said to His talmidim, “If anyone wishes to come after Me (REMEMBER THE BRIDE IN 'SONG OF SONGS', DESPERATELY CHASING HER BRIDEGROOM, DEVASTATED BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T FIND HIM?), “If anyone wishes to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his pole (torture stake), and follow Me. 25“For whoever wishes to save his life shall lose it, and whoever loses his life for My sake shall find it". All Turah is a mirror, showing us how we really think and behave, and only when we are COMPLETELY DISGUSTED AND REPULSED BY WHAT WE SEE IN OURSELF, and the evil we allow to come through (in our words and behaviour to everyone around), can we surrender to Yahusha and let Him bring forth a new character and behaviour in us. It's the reason He gave us His Ruach afterall. SURRENDERING IS A MINUTE BY MINUTE CHOICE TO LET YAHUSHA OWN US, HAVE US (MIND AND BODY), SPEAK THROUGH US AND USE OUR VESSEL FOR HIS PURPOSES INSTEAD OF OUR OWN WORLDY, FLESHLY DESIRES, PLANS AND SCHEMES. The world and it's ways, (opinions, antidotes and enticements), must fade from our eyes as we fill ourselves more and more with the love of our bridegroom, desperately seeking to please Him and keep His favour. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO ENDURE TIL THE END, TO OVERCOME AND NOT BE DESTROYED. This narrow pathway is a very hard walk, but well worth the sacrifice and suffering if we want to be united with Yahusha for eternity. If anyone doesn't want this Turah lifestyle then that's fine, we have no argument with them. IF ANOTHER BELIEVER WAS TO SPEND THE DAY WITH YOU, WOULD THEY BE UPLIFTED AND ENCOURAGED BY THE LOVE OF YAHUSHA IN YOU? WOULD THEY FEEL LIGHT AND BUBBLY AND HAPPINESS FROM YOUR RELATIONSHIP WITH YAHUSHA (AND THEM)? IF NOT, THEN HAVE WE SURRENDERED? REMEMBER..... THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOMEONE WHO HAS SURRENDERED THEIR WHOLE LIFE TO YAHUSHA IS VERY DIFFERENT TO THE BEHAVIOUR OF SOMEONE WHO HASN'T - one behaviour is the Bride and the other is not!! Galatians:5 gives us the behaviours that are within those who have surrendered and overcome ( love - joy - peace - patience - kindness - goodness - trustworthiness - gentleness - self-control ) Halleluyah . . .


By Mark Davidson


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