"I've backslidden!"


ESUS SAID, "Repent!"

  Backsliding is a time of compromise.  Compromising holiness, compromising obedience to God, and/or compromising our relationship with God.  Regardless of which, this compromise is sin.

22  But the scripture hath concluded all under sin, that the promise by faith of Jesus Christ might be given to them that believe.

Gal. 3:22

Jesus said, also,

9  If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

I Jn.1:9

Compromising our walk with God will, unless it also hardens our heart, naturally bring about an uncertainty about our standing with God.  Being indefinite in our commitment and response to God creates a similar attitude in us, about the quality of our relationship with God; if we are uncertain about whether we are or wish to obey God fully we will be similarly uncertain about how God sees us.  The key is to MAKE SURE that we are FULLY right with God in order to be SURE of our salvation!

5  Giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge;

6 And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness;

7 And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity.

8 For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

9 But he that lacketh these things is blind, and cannot see afar off, and hath forgotten that he was purged from his old sins.

10 Wherefore the rather, brethren, give diligence to make your calling and election sure: for if ye do these things, ye shall never fall:

11 For so an entrance shall be ministered unto you abundantly into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.        

II Pet. 1: 9


4 Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.

5 Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth in us lusteth to envy?

6 But he giveth more grace. Wherefore he saith, God resisteth the proud, but giveth grace unto the humble.

7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and He will flee from you.

8 Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded.

9 Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.

10 Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.

James 4:4-10


12 Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the LORD; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the LORD, and I will not keep anger for ever.

13 Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou hast transgressed against the LORD thy God.

Jer. 3:12


5 Now the end of the commandment is charity out of a pure heart, and of a good conscience, and of faith unfeigned:                                

I Tim. 1:5




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