There is only One God, only One Self in the universe. It is the One who calls Himself the I AM (Exodus 3:14), and says, “I am God and there is none else . . . There is no other God beside Me” (Isaiah 45:21,22).
Through a period of much tension God has taken me to the bottom of things. He has had a distinct goal in mind as He has perfectly led me through all my ‘soul storms’. The point is that it suddenly became crystal clear to me that one of the major temptations we face in our daily living is to accept guilt and condemnation. When we do, we believe the enemy’s bluff that we have an independent self that can act independently from God. There is only one power in the universe and sometimes He takes us along paths we do not understand and they often give us the impression that we somehow have slipped from Him. Every negative, every tension manifests in our lives so that we can be further settled in Him as us. My main point is that we are not to take either guilt or condemnation on the grounds I just gave.
There are no two warring natures in us. There are no two warring selves in us. There is only One Self. All that soul stuff we often have to endure is God taking us on new adventures in faith. Everything is willed by Him. Everything is meant by Him. Thus we take no condemnation and no guilt. This is the rock bottom total truth!