FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10
Scripture: Isaiah 14:12-13a, Genesis 12:1
It is interesting to look at the differences between the ‘I wills’ of Isaiah 14 and the ‘I wills’ of Genesis 12. What we discover is that there are five distinct areas where satan chooses to tempt man to pervert God’s purpose through the principle of ascension. The enemy tries to motivate us to first seek our very own destination which means we have to deny God’s purpose for us. How does this conflict work out? Satan chose his own destination. “I will ascend into heaven.” The five ‘I wills’ of Isaiah 14 pair off with the five ‘I wills’ of Genesis 12. Each one is contradictory to the other. The first area of battle in the will is whether or not we will allow satan to give us his goal for our life or whether we will submit our future to God’s purpose. Whose destination will we choose? Satan has a destination for every individual and it always embraces a shortcut in the path of ascension. We always get to his goal without having to pay a biblical preparational price. For Abraham the biblical prepartional price was, I’m choosing your destination. What if we were not even going to know where it is until we get there. Are we willing to walk with God on that basis because that’s ground level zero? Who chooses our destination? Do we choose it or do we submit to God’s plan? This is the first major test of ascendency!