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The Way Back From Backslidding

 

 

(Hosea 4:16) “For Israel slideth back as a backsliding heifer:” The term “backslider” was not invented by man, but rather God to describe anyone who has slipped back into their old sinful ways of carnality. In other words, they once were people who walked with God, but for one reason or another they are now filled with the flesh and walking again in their old ways. (Prov. 14:14) “A backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways.” The most dangerous place to be as a Christian is in a selfish self-centered place and backslidden away from the Lord. Why? Because when someone is backslidden, they are hard to reach, hard to talk to, and even harder toward God’s Word, for every backslider thinks that he/she has a good reason for why they are in their backslidden place and frame of mind. Usually people are backslidden  because of an offense, or some discouragement, or possibly the result of a trial that caused them to quit, but thank God He has a plan to bring back the backslider. 1) Repent of sin. Admit and confess all known sin. 2) Renew your thinking. Stop complaining about the past and start trusting in God’s Word again. 3) Rededicate yourself.  If  a backslider will just surrender himself again to obey God’s perfect will, and come back from it, God will forgive and accept them again. But it takes a decision !   “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”   (James 4:8)   

 

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