Is your joy gone,
Are you loosing the desire you once had to pray, to read your bible,
Are you loosing the desire attend church and worship God.
Has your conversation changed
Do you find yourself more concerned and interested in carnal things that is things of the world than spiritual things
Brothers and sisters,rather than beat around the bush ; out of Love I must share this with you.If you said yes to several of these conditions stated above you are either in or approaching a backsliden state in relationship with God.
This is serious. You are in a Backsliden state
As bad as it may sound and seem
Jesus still Loves you and so do I And Jesus wants you back.
• Is there hope for the backslider?
• Is there help for backsliders?
• Does God have a heart for backsliders?
• Yes! Yes! and Yes! to all three.
• Backsliders, know this — Jesus loves you! What He does not love is your backslidden condition.
Jeremiah 2:19 Your wickedness will punish you; your backsliding will rebuke you. Consider then and realize how evil and bitter it is for you when you forsake the LORD your God…
•• It’s miserable to be backslidden from the Lord.
Consider the real consequences of backsliding
•• Guilt … shame … a sense of isolation … loss of divine blessings (such as health!) …a broken relationship with God… punishment and rebuke from God …
All of this becomes “evil and bitter for the backslider
But praise God All is not Lost The Father patiently awaits foe his son to return back home
WE are going to witness a great move in BACKSLIDERS coming BACK to the Lord.” Amen!
Jeremiah 3:12-15, 22 Go, proclaim this message toward the north: ” ‘Return, faithless Israel,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will frown on you no longer, for I am merciful,’ declares the Lord, ‘I will not be angry forever. (13) Only acknowledge your guilt…. (14) “Return, faithless people,” declares the Lord… (15) Then I will give you shepherds after my own heart, who will lead you with knowledge and understanding….
•• Notice God’s cry to the backslider (It should be our heart’s cry, too!): “RETURN!… RETURN!”
•• What else does He ask? — “Acknowledge your guilt.” Pray for conviction and repentance to fall on all those away from the Lord.
One may ask How does God (and how should we as saints respond to their repentance? —
Praise God with Mercy
Yes with Mercy ..and not anger …
God also places the returning backslider up with godly shepherds.
•Brothers ands sister if you know of a backslider we must Search our heart and respond to them, forgive them and receive them
Are you ready to receive them?
•• God’s cry to backslidden Israel was: “Return to me!”
• God’s reaction to their acts of backsliding was anger. But God’s reaction to them the backslider was: “I am merciful!”
•• Hosea 14:4,says KJV I will heal their backsliding, I will love them freely: for mine anger is turned away from him.
• Christians, love the returning backsliders freely, without judgment, because God the Father loves them; Jesus loves them