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Turning BACK to GOD !

STOP RUNNING FROM -- And Start Running ( to ) GOD !

Psalms 143:9

“Deliver me, O LORD, from mine enemies: I flee unto thee to hide me.”

Do NOT listen to the voice in your head,

that says you can’t go back to GOD, because you CAN !

Jeremiah 3:14

“Turn, O backsliding children, saith the LORD; for I am married unto you: and I will take you one of a city, and two of a family, and I will bring you to Zion:”

What does all that mean?

What does GOD mean in Jeremiah 3:14? ---”BACKSLIDING”--- Turn, O backsliding children.—

In his desire to individualise his call to repentance, the prophet drops his parable, or rather combines the sign and the thing signified, with the same assonance as before—turn back, ye children who have turned away.

I am married unto you.—

The tender pity of Jehovah leads Him to offer pardon even to the adulterous wife. Jeremiah had learned, in all their fullness,

the lessons of Hosea 1-3.

One of a city, and two of a family.—

The latter word is the wider in its range of the two—a clan, or tribe, that might embrace many cities. The limitation to the “one” and the “two” is after the manner of Isaiah’s reference (Isaiah 1:9) to the “remnant” that should be saved, and reminds of the “ten righteous men” who might have saved the cities of the plain (Genesis 18:32).

…..First, let’s get some terminology straight…..

“Backslide, Backslider, Backslidden” --

“Backsliding”, also known as (falling away) or (committing apostasy),

is a term used within Christianity to describe a process by which an individual who has converted to Christianity [reverts] to

(pre-conversion) habits (and/or)

lapses or falls into sin, when a person turns [from] GOD to pursue their own desire.

( ALL CURABLE, by the way ! )

The word “backslider” or “backsliding” does [not] appear in the New Testament but is used in the Old Testament-

(primarily) of Israel.

The Jews, though they were GOD’S chosen people, continually turned their backs on HIM and rebelled against HIS Word (Jeremiah 8:9).

That is why they were forced to make sacrifices for sin over and over in order to restore their relationship with the GOD they had offended.

The Christian, however, has availed himself of the perfect, once-and-for-all sacrifice of CHRIST and needs no further sacrifice for his sin.

Once you become a Born Again, professing Christian, your trouble (on this earth ) does (not) diminish.

As a matter of fact -

often trouble, (seems) to increase!

But ~ We [ do ] have an Advocate !

HIS Name ( one of many )--- Is: YESHUA, CHRIST JESUS, Our LORD and SAVIOR. Hallelujah !!!

Many people ask, many people wonder, "Is a backsliding Christian still saved?" The answer to that question is: “Y E S” ! ! ! YES of Course.

“Christians” Sin. ( Sorry Brothers & Sisters ) But ( we ) do.

As a matter of fact - According to: 1 John 1:10 -

“If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar,

and his word is not in us.”

Christians do sin. (1 John 1:8)

But the Christian life is [not] to be identified by a life of sin.

Believers are a “new creation” (2 Corinthians 5:17). We have the Holy Spirit in us producing good fruit (Galatians 5:22-23).

A Christian life should be a “changed life”. Christians are forgiven (no matter)

how many times they sin, ( but ) at the same time Christians should live a progressively more holy life as they grow closer to CHRIST. We are NOT licensed to sin. We are under Grace, ( for now ) This Grace is a gift - That is NOT to be abused.

((It is NOT a free pass to continue sinning.))

Romans Chapter 6

1 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?

2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?

3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?

The apostle Paul here, is very full in pressing the necessity of holiness. He does not explain away the free grace of the gospel, but he shows that [connection] between justification and holiness are inseparable.

Let the thought be abhorred, of continuing in sin that grace may abound.

True believers are dead to sin, therefore they ought not to follow it.

No man can at the same time be both dead and alive.

He is a fool who, desiring to be dead unto sin, thinks he may live in it.

We should have serious doubts about a person who claims to be a believer yet lives a life that says otherwise.

Yes, a true Christian who falls back into sin is still saved --

but at the same time, a person who lives a life controlled by sin is not [truly] a Christian.

GOD himself has obtained our salvation for us (2 Corinthians 5:21) and because we are saved by HIM,

a true Christian (cannot) fall away, [so as not to return.]

What about a person who denies CHRIST?

The Bible tells us that if a person denies CHRIST, he never truly knew CHRIST to begin with. 1 John 2:19 declares, “They went out from us, but they did not really belong to us. For if they had belonged to us, they would have remained with us; but their going showed that none of them belonged to us.” A person who rejects CHRIST and turns his back on faith is demonstrating that he never belonged to CHRIST.

There are many people who were saved earlier on in their lives, and then over the years grew further and further away from GOD as a result of chasing after their own fleshly pursuits and/or falling into various types of sins they knew were going against the will and ways of GOD.

Now many of them are at the end of their ropes. They have nowhere else to go and no one else to turn to.

They know the ways they were following in this life were not the ways of GOD.

They had made some serious mistakes with the way they were running and handling their own personal lives.

They know now that they should have turned the reigns of their lives over to the LORD the minute they got saved and from there, should have followed the leadings of the Holy Spirit on a daily basis so GOD could have led them into the perfect divine plan that He had already set up for their lives.

Now they look back and see, feel and think how they have really truly blown it.

Many of these people’s lives are now in total shambles, with many of them now being flat broke, along with all of their marriages ending up in divorce.

Some of them are now in deep pits of despair and depression, feeling that there is no more hope for any of them due to the desperate straits they now found themselves in.

GOD seems so far and so distant to many of them, that they feel there is no way that He would ever take any of them back again because they have simply pushed the envelope too far with HIM with how they have handled and run their lives over the years.

To any of you who are now in this state, I am here to tell you, that no matter how far you have backslid from the LORD, no matter how many bad and evil sins you may have committed against HIM, He can still take you back and start all over again – no matter what your age, and no matter how bad your current condition is right now..!

Not only is our GOD a GOD of big miracles, but HE is also a GOD of second chances. GOD loves to take His people back when they have backslid from HIM, build them up and fully restore them again, and then place them on the path of HIS perfect will for their lives.

It is never too late-

to start to show your love all over again with the LORD !

There is a brand new life and a brand new fresh start for each one of you if you will only humble yourself before the LORD, confess out all of your known sins before HIM, fully surrender your entire life back over to HIM for HIS direction and handling, and then be willing to work with the Holy Spirit to start to clean up your life and any wreckage that has occurred over the years that you have backslid.

If GOD created our entire world in 6 days,

then HE will have no problems in being able to clean up (your) life

and give (you) a brand new fresh start.

If the Bible tells us that nothing is impossible with GOD, then there is nothing in your personal life that HE cannot get properly cleaned up – no matter how dire and how hopeless things may look to you in the natural right now.

All you have to do is believe that GOD can do this for you, and then reach out to HIM and ask HIM to take you back – right as you are right now.

If you do, GOD will then take you into the palm of HIS hand and start to bring you up and out of your broken and defeated life and begin to give you a brand new life in HIM.

GOD Will Forgive All of Your Sins

The next thing you will really need to get a hold of is that GOD can fully forgive all of the sins you have ever committed against HIM, especially the sins you have committed against HIM while you have been in this backslidden state with HIM.

Again, there is no sin so bad, so evil, and so vile that cannot be fully forgiven and fully washed away by the blood of JESUS CHRIST.

No matter how many marriages you have been through, no matter how many people you have fornicated with, no matter how many drugs you have taken or experimented with, no matter how many criminal enterprises you have been involved in, GOD can still fully forgive you of all of your personal sins, no matter how bad and how extreme some of them may have been.

Again, no matter how many bad and evil sins you may have committed against the LORD over the years, HE can still fully forgive you and fully restore you.

You are not a lost cause and your current situation is not a hopeless situation.

The blood of JESUS CHRIST can cover every single bad sin that you have ever committed against the LORD.

Here are some of the most powerful verses in the Bible showing you that the blood of Jesus Christ can fully wash away every single one of your personal sins:

  • “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” (Hebrews 4:16)

  • “Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy and My burden is light.” (Matthew 11:28)

  • “Cast your burden on the Lord, and He shall sustain you; He shall never permit the righteous to be moved.” (Psalm 55:22)

  • “My little children, these things I write to you, that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.” (1 John 2:1)

  • “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” (1 John 1:9)

  • “Repent therefore and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord.” (Acts 3:19)

  • “I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins. Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted.” (Isaiah 43:25-26)

  • “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus …” (Romans 8:1)

  • “Come now and let us reason together,” says the Lord, “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow.” (Isaiah 1:18)

  • “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away, behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

  • “As far as the east is from the west, so far has He removed our transgressions from us.” (Psalm 103:12)

  • “In Him we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins, according to the riches of His grace.” (Ephesians 1:7)

HIS throne is a throne of grace and mercy. The word “grace” in this verse means the “unmerited mercy and favor of GOD.”

In other words, GOD will have mercy on you, take you back, and fully forgive you of all of your sins if you will just make the effort to come back to HIM with a humble, contrite, and repentant heart.

In the second verse, JESUS is calling out to all of those who are in a very heavy laden state.

Many of you who are in this backslidden state are now under a very heavy yoke of bondage and fear due to the desperate straits you now find yourself in.

JESUS is now offering every single one of you a way out.

HE is telling you in this verse that HIS yoke is easy, that your burden can once again be made light, and that you can find real rest and peace for your souls if you will just come back to HIM right as you are now and fully submit yourself back to HIM.

In other words, you can be made completely whole and clean again if you will just come before the LORD and personally confess out all of your sins to HIM. All of the slime that you now have on you from your past sins can be completely washed off you by the blood of JESUS if you will just take the full forgiveness that HE is now offering you.

To really drive home the point that GOD can fully forgive all of your sins, HE uses some additional extreme wording in the above verses such as that all of your sins can be: “blotted out,” that HE will “not remember” your sins, that your garments will be made as “white as snow,” and that your sins will now be removed from HIM as far as “the east is from the west.”

The last verse really says it all – that we simply have full forgiveness for all of our sins through the blood that JESUS has already shed for all of us on the cross. As a result of being able to have all of our sins fully forgiven with the LORD, the Bible tells us that we are now all “new creations” in JESUS, and that all of the old things from our past have now “passed away.”

To add the icing on the above cake, here are some more verses that will show you how loving and merciful both GOD the FATHER and JESUS CHRIST really are. These verses should be meditated on and grounded on, as they are all giving us very powerful revelation into the nature and personality of GOD HIMSELF.

Put both of these kinds of verses together and the Bible is telling you LOUD and CLEAR, that GOD will take you back if you will just make the effort on your end to reach out to HIM.

It really is that simple and that easy. You reach out to GOD and then HE will start to do the rest. HE will help you get your life back in order and put you on the perfect divine path that HE already had set up for your life before you were even born into your mother’s womb.

“… But You are God, ready to pardon, gracious and merciful, slow to anger, abundant in kindness …” (Nehemiah 9:17)

“The Lord is merciful and gracious, slow to anger, and abounding in mercy.” (Psalm 103:8)

“But You, O Lord, are a God full of compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in mercy and truth.” (Psalm 86:15)

“Return to the Lord your God, for He is gracious and merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness …” (Joel 2:13)

“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all, and His tender mercies are over all His works.” (Psalm 145:8)

“The Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting …” (Psalm 100:5)

“For as the heavens are high above the earth, so great is His mercy toward those who fear Him … But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting on those who fear Him.”

(Psalm 103:11,17)

So it is (never) [too] [late] to recommit your life back to the LORD to see what HE can still do with it with what little time you still have left down here !

Those who belong to CHRIST remain with CHRIST.

{ Those who renounce their faith never had it to begin with...}

2 Timothy 2:11-13, “Here is a trustworthy saying:

If we died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure,

we will also reign with him.

If we disown him, he will also disown us; if we are faithless, he will remain faithful, for he cannot disown himself.” Now go………...Pray, Repent and talk to your Heavenly FATHER.

HE’S waiting for YOU !


 

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