Are You A Backslider Who's Sick Of Backsliding?
By: David Hopkins
Wed, Jun 22, 2005
If you're a backslider you need to know what causes you to backslide. If you don't, do you at least know how to get back right with God? But most importantly, how to prevent yourself from backsliding in the first place? If not, you'll discover the answers to those all important questions in this article.
Which Type Of Backslider Are You?
According to Jesus in one of His famous parables there are three ways a person can backslide. (Mark 4:3-20).
Seed that falls by the wayside, seed that falls on stony ground, and seed that falls among thorns.
Seed that falls by the wayside is the word of God that you get but don't understand. The devil comes immediately causing you to forget. Then you go back to what you're used to doing and you backslide.
Seed that falls on stony ground is the word of God that you get and understand but it's not rooted inside you. So when the devil comes with hard times you can't handle it. This offends you, so you get mad and backslide.
Seed that falls among thorns is the word of God mixed in with the cares of this world, pursuit of riches, and other lusts. This chokes the word before it can produce and you go back to doing what the world does, give up and backslide.
How To Turn Back From Backsliding
A backslider is a Christian who withdraws him or herself away from devotion to God and His word to go back under the control of a self-pleasing spirit.
"The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways..." (Proverbs 14:14).
This occurs when fear somehow replaces the faith you have in God. It then causes you to run away from the spirit of God back into the sinful world of the flesh to satisfy your doubt and unbelief.
This means you must be careful not to mix yourself up with former sins and addictions like you did in the past. But if you do there will come a time when you regret it. Your soul will long to be back depending on the Lord your God for direction and guidance. You may even be experiencing these feelings right now as you're reading this article. But don't worry.
God said, "Return, ye backsliding children, and I will heal your backslidings..." (Jeremiah 3:22).
So how do you return to God? "Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord." (Acts 3:19). Therefore repent, get back into the word, and let God blot out your sins. It's that simple. Just pray and ask God to forgive you and clean you up.
What Backslider Prevention Technique?
Right before telling another one of His famous parables Jesus said, "That men ought always to pray, and not to faint." (Luke 18:1)
The keyword in that sentence is the word faint. This is just another way of saying backslide. Jesus is talking about "praying without ceasing" or stopping. (1 Thessalonians 5:17). You should do this instead of giving up and backsliding.
The parable goes on to explain how a wicked judge who had no regard for God avenged a widow even though he could care less whether justice was done for her or not. Yet He avenged her because she showed initiative, was persistent, didn't give up and kept asking him. Because of this he said in his heart "Yet because this widow troubleth me, I will avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me."
The point of the parable is if a wicked judge avenges a widow simply on the basis of her continual asking, "shall not God avenge his own elect, which cry day and night unto him, though he bear long with them?" The answer of course is an astounding YES! So don't forget to keep praying to God without giving up until He gives you whatever you ask Him to do for you.
For example: if the devil steals some word from you, or if hard times come, or even if you love money and sex a little bit too much you can keep praying to God to deliver you from whatever it is that causes you to backslide. Don't be afraid because eventually He will heal you of your backsliding and you will be free. So don't ever give up on praying to God no matter how you feel or how bad your situation looks.
In conclusion, it is also extremely important that you continue to pray after God has forgiven you, and cleanses you and when you are in good standings with Him. Because Jesus said, "Watch and pray, that ye enter not into temptation: the spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak." (Matthew 26:41).
your own life and teach others
did a search on backsliding. shortly after i came
across your page. i just wanted to thank you for
helping me to understand what's happening a little
better. i have been backslidden for over a decade now,
and i so long to return to god. i am struggling with
the doubts (as usual) that god will take me back. your
article was almost like god was speaking to me
today. like corrina, i just googled backsliding and i
was about to give up with no answer but i made one more
look... i have been saved for over 2 years and already
backslidden once, it was horrible. i felt myself
withdrawing from him again but have no one to go to. my
church home is broken. but i can pray. i haven't been
praying for about a week now. anyway, thank you.
article on backsliding because you believe that you
have turned away from the lord yet again and may not be
worthy of forgiveness, than you can be comforted in the
fact in your heart you realize that you have turned
away from him but that his forgiveness is infinitely
larger than our capacity to stray! praise be to god who
loves us beyond understanding.
but backslide everytime, i will try my hardest this
time not to backslide, thanks for the article.
backslidden ways and was hoping that god would take me
back, somehow, but wasnt sure until i read your
article....and as marilyn said it is funny it was today
because i never looked at the date this article was
written until i have read the whole thing and then
looked back to see what date it was....today!..... god
is definitely using you to help others in their
backslidden state who want to return....thank you so
through reading your comment i knew that god was
beginning to work a newness in me. i personally, have
been a backslidder for almost nine years and i thought
how could a god that i desserted want me back? thanks
your post has helped me in ways you have no idea! god
is love and he is real. i too, have a backslidden past
of nine years/ ten and god had you post your message
straight for me!
stop backsliding. i miss my relationship with god but
yet i feel so seperated from him. the funny thing is
that when u fall back in just one sin, u commit many.
this article is something that i needed and god led me
to this website. god bless.
all sailing in the same boat. god is a forgiving god
and he alone will reunite you with his holy spirit. in
my trial i have felt seperated as yourself. on the
otherhand little by little through obedience god is
allowing me to feel his presence once again. i'm sure
he's there for you as well. study his word and ask for
his understanding and he'll show up! may god bless you!
going to pray..fast if i have to but i am determined to
get back on the right path. i know the way and i know
that none of us are perfect but we have to keep
striving. we have to live for god because he died for
us. thanks again
confidence is in him. jeremiah 17:17
i know god is with us, we just have to prove that we
are sincere and be doers of his word. you continue to
be strong as well as i'm doing the same, and i know
that we will once again be renewed through his spirit.
god bless you
same since..thank you for the posts, they have really
helped me get back on track. i have alot of praying to
god bless you all
he? today is my 38th birthday! i have been feeling
truly backslidden for a while now in regards to some
stories i have written and some things that i have said
and did that have made me feel very inferior.
thank you for giving us this site to read. god bless
you all on getting back right with the lord. *hugs* to
you all and happy easter!
but few are giving practical examples like yours
..thats why i like it...somehow. i have gone thru many
searches..i have to settle here for now and keep
i'm a backslider i want to go back home. i'm a kind of
bitter right now
married going on 9 years, i left my church just this
week where i was ordained. i feel like such a hypocrit,
what kind of reverend am i. i know god is married to a
backslider and is forgiving, i just can't forgive
myself. after i committed the sin of adultery, i found
myself drinking, and now i listen to secular music
again. i don't know how i allowed myself to get here.
pray for me please
first and foremost, there is none perfect, but the
father. when the woman at the well confessed her sins
to jesus he forgave her and told her to sin no
more...the men who wanted to condemn her, jesus stated
to them "he who is without sin be the first to cast the
stone." god is a merciful god and he is a forgiving
continue to pray my strength in the lord, because right
now i don't have any.
the flesh....porn....i need help
many years. humbers15:22-21, hebrews 6:4-6,10:26-31,
1pet 2:20-21, 1john 5:16-18. those verses seem to
diqualify me, no matter hoe right i want to be made
right with god
passage romans 8:31-40:
nothing can separate us from god’s love
31 what shall we say about such wonderful things as
these? if god is for us, who can ever be against us? 32
since he did not spare even his own son but gave him up
for us all, won’t he also give us everything else? 33
who dares accuse us whom god has chosen for his own? no
one—for god himself has given us right standing with
died for us and was raised to life for us, and he is
sitting in the place of honor at god’s right hand,
pleading for us.
35 can anything ever separate us from christ’s love?
does it mean he no longer loves us if we have trouble
or calamity, or are persecuted, or hungry, or
destitute, or in danger, or threatened with death? 36
(as the scriptures say, “for your sake we are killed
every day; we are being slaughtered like sheep
is ours through christ, who loved us.
38 and i am convinced that nothing can ever
separate us from god’s love. neither death nor life,
neither angels nor demons,[b] neither our fears for
today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the
powers of hell can separate us from god’s love. 39 no
power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed,
nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate
us from the love of god that is revealed in christ
jesus our lord.
during this time i started talking to a woman on
facebook, long story short i slept with her and now she
says she is pregnant with twins of mine. i've been
sober since then (7 days as of today) and have asked
forgiveness to god. i just get so overwhelmed and don't
know what to do. i'm scared to tell my wife this
because i'm afraid it'll deal the final blow to my
marriage. i don't love this woman that is pregnant.
ago but fell away from god. just don't know what to do
and appreciate any prayers/advice.
when i was 19.fell into a bikie gang and drugs,getting
tattooed,jail etc,etc.thought god had ditched me but
thanks to this website i know he hasnt.first time ive
felt his presence in a long time.thankfully he thinks
more of me than i do.thanks guys!
it was written today. just as i was thinking of
backsliding again this article came up when i
googled.thank you for sharing the different causes of
backsliding.after knowing this, now i know how to
addresss this problem and possibly to stop from
was written today!!!!
i am tired, so very tired of being a hypocrite and
backslider. but how you you seperate yourself from the
person that you are in the backsliding with. without
hurting them or destroying the relationship?
felt i wasn't worthy of god anymore. today though we
had someone come out to fix something in our yard. the
guy happened to know a lot about the bible and started
talking about it. at this point i didn't think i could
return to god. but right after he left i did a search
and your article came up first! it was written the the
day i needed it the most! thank you so much. i wrote
more but its too long.
had willfully sinned. i struggled with hebrews 10:26-29
for so long. i had cried because i thought i was
hopelessly lost. i know now that i am not lost. to jay
there is hope don't stop believing in god's
thank you donovan!
everyday for about a week. it's a record for me in
years and god answered my prayers with your post. thank
you, it is refreshing to know that god's love will
absolutely never separate us from anything. i got saved
10 years ago. for past 5 years, ive been backsilding
but i could feel that jesus is leading me back to him.
thank you. god bless
lovely wife died at age 40. i left the house for only a
moment to get food came back, she was gone. she was
actively searching for the lord but don't know if she
got saved. i'm broken hearted, filled with guilt. i’m
not sure what to live for now but i’ve asked jesus to
forgive me. i’m not sure if he’s tired of me running to
him only when in trouble. please pray for me, ask the
lord to have mercy on my wife. thanks.
(i was having sex out of wedlock) instead of just
asking for forgiveness and going back to the lord, i
just started to get worse doing more sin, having more
guilt, forgetting jesus. now after my situation, i have
a lot of doubt but hopefully he hasn’t forgotten me. i
pray that you ask for forgiveness and he saves you from
addicted to it. it’s so easy to get that garbage on the
internet and it’s like a drug. i pray god takes the
desire for porn out of your heart.
really miss it. the main reason why i stopped going
was because i felt the lord was convicting me to make
restitution in something i was involved with many years
ago. i'm worried if i try to make things right, i will
end up in prison. i've already been to prison once,
and i really don't want to go back. i have already
made alot of restitution, and i got fed up with it, so
i stopped everything.
it and by doggone it, i looked at the date and, it was
only 2 hours ago! i, too, am a backslider of 20 yrs
and i've anguished over "will god take me back?" for a
very long time, now. i'm reminded of the prodigal son.
backsliding leaves a rawness that is hard to recover
dead inside. i need to come home but i am so lost i
don't know where i am even at any more or how to stop
all this and return. please pray for me. it was god i
foudn this today. thank you for being obediant to write
this was just written today. i served the lord
faithfully 30 years. i'd never been with anyone but my
husband. during a bad period in my marriage i committed
adultry and not just with one man. my spiritual
condition has gotten worse and worse.
done so much for me and i continued sinning again and
again. i made my boyfriend my god whilst i continued to
worship god. it was such a mess i was still going to
church every week but having sex once every couple
months. i got pregnant a couple months after me being
saved he was saved also around the same time but
backslidded n doesnt go to church whereas i do
still have a nice house a beautiful daughter and family
that support me etc so im greatful i havent lost
everything! my mum and boyfriend constantly argued and
me believing i had to honour my mother i would never
support my boyfriend n he feels i let him down and has
now left me. my mum wouldnt let him in the house for a
year now not even to see his daughter and so he blames
me and her for missing out on his daughters life.
will restore our family so that my daughter doesnt have
to have a single parent family like me and her father.i
also pray that he genuinely becomes a born again
christian because the only way we can make things work
is if god is the head. today i have genuinely repented
of having sex and god forgives me! he is sooo great
people left this same comment about their disbelief i
scrolled up to see when the date was and was in awe to
see it was posted today! how awesome? it makes me feel
better that i haven't been the only backslider! i want
to be sold out to jesus.
of your friends do not know jesus, nor do they want to,
and your best friend is gay? do you keep loving on them
and showing them god is the way, or do you move on and
surround yourself with supporters who have the same
beliefs as you...?
scripture says "bad companions corrupt good manners."
i know it is hard to find friends that share the same
values but one must love the lord more than friends and
pleasures of this world.
god bless !
circumstance as an excuse to diregard the warning in
gods word. it has taken me a long time to even admit
that i was a backslider in part because i didn't really
know what one was, or what was concidered backsliding,
then all of a sudden i got the idea to google, i am a
backslider, and i found this article which was exactly
what i needed to read. so i wanted to say thank you to
who ever posted this article. thank your. thank you.
as a child of god i have backslidden many times. i
was never more miserable than when i was swept up in
the pleasures of this world and separated from the
intimacy of the holy spirit. once confession of my
sins was made, my conscience was clear, and i keep
trying to walk the straight and narrow.
not to obtain salvation - jesus has already paid for
my sins - but to keep fellowship and to be useful in
in today's society, it is very hard, if not
impossible, to be spotless, without close companions
who help us on our journey, pick us up, know our
struggles, and pray for us daily. be blessed !
thank-you, david hopkins, for this website.
jesus says that he has not lost one that the father has
given him. i have saved for 10 yrs and was recently
tempted to backslide. i moved away from my family and
support network to take a job in a new state and i
became very vulnerable. i prayed to the lord to keep me
and he did!we have an advocate in jesus christ who is
seated at the right hand of the father who prays for us
because as we are tempted he was likewise tempted.
you and god strengthen all of you. i can relate to most
of what all of you have written. i’m a repeated
backslider myself who can never stay faithful to the
lord. i struggle all the time with certain biblical
versus too. i will pray for all of you.
we need to encourage and support each other. i wish
there was a site just for us backsliders…maybe one of
you know how to create one?
god bless and lead all of you,
not lived a good life after converting to christ, and i
know i am going to hell. i can not get god's
forgiveness now. neither can you. so anyone that tells
you that you can come back to god is lying
you know that can't be true...
if it were...most wouldn't get saved...incuding king
perhaps you weren't saved to begin with. salvation is
in christ, not in us. if we could earn it, we wouldn't
need a savior. "if we confess our sins, he is faithful
to forgive us." paul wrote in the book of romans that
a war was going on within us and the good we want to do
we don't do; however 'there in now no condemnation for
those who are in christ.' i sincerely hope you put
your trust in his finished work and not your own.
a very young age. but, from a very young age i started
backsliding. in high school i became interrested in the
things of the devil through heavy metal music. after
school, for a few years i could not even pray. 11 years
ago i returned to the lord. the past 11 years i had the
habit of backsliding severely and returning to the
lord. anyway, this is the first place i find fellow
backsliders like me. may all of us become steadfast in
hopkins. thank you also for the bible reading planner.
thanks to all those who left messages on this site. the
following link is a description of my experience as a
backslider, i found it on the net the other day.
heart/iv_what_are_consequences_of.htm may lord jesus
help us to become steadfast in him.
hebrews 10:26, 6:4-6.
i have said sinners prayer many times because doubt my
salvation because of my back sliding. i know jesus is
god and is the only way and really want to be free from
my hypocricy, drunkeness, homosexuality, temper and
lust. i really want to change. i did a search on
backsliding and again what is today's date? it is
january 11, 2011.
i am starting to think the devil is telling me i am
and doubt my salvation, my aunt keeps encouraging me to
pray and be patient, jesus doesn't always answer prayer
just letting you know you’re not alone in your
struggles and backsliding. it’s certainly not easy.
struggling with sin, backsliding and to top it
off…god’s words…and possibly finding them
threatening…is much to handle at times. let’s pray for
god’s never ending mercy, forgiveness, patients and
compassion. we are all very very broken.
and if satan is telling you something…then you know
not to listen…it can only end in lies.
be well justin…hang in there.
this website where we found people with the same
struggle as us. i also feared that i did the
unforgivable sin. i once read a commentary on it. they
said that the last person that did that sin is the one
that worries whether he/she did it. return to the lord
jesus, my brother. pray for the will to return if you
feel that you do not really want to return. (continued
on next message)
no where else to run, he is our only hope. and his
mercy is endless. i returned to the lord jesus on 2
january 2011. i cried and cried and cried. i was on
drugs again. i cried: "messiah! help me!". he showed me
how very very dark things were around me, how much
destruction i caused in my life and the lives of my
family. i felt that i was the worst off ever. but, he
picked me up.(continued in next message)
him exactly what an awful person you are. tell him
exactly what you think of yourself. tell him exactly
what you did. tell him exactly how dark it is around
you. and, cried out for help. just cry "lord jesus,
messiah, help me! save me! i beg you!". he will surely
show you the truth! he is so very near to the broken
sin is. you will probably want to through up when he
shows you your awful self. but, he will show you the
light. he will come to your rescue. he will give you
purpose. all the sins that you love to do, you will
start to hate those awful sins. everything else will
look so dim and dark compared to his magnificent
wonderful light. nothing can compare to it. (continued)
drank nor fornicated nor looked at pornography since i
i once fear unpardonable sin too and i found articles
about it a few years back that mentioned the fear you
said. the question is, hebrews 6 and hebrews 10
talking about the unpardonable sin? some say it
for him to show the truth! and, cry for help. if you do
not feel like crying for help, pray that he will show
you your helplessness! read ezekiel 18. our only hope
is in verses 21 to 23! lord jesus, messiah, save my
brother justin! in your name i ask this. please bring
him back from the darkness into the light, the only
light, your light. bring him back to you, lord god
christ jesus! amen! hallelujah!
your question: well, i think of apostasy as the
unforgivable sin. as i think, it is the same thing.
but, let us not talk about the darkness anymore, let us
talk about the light. about lord jesus christ. my
brother, may the lord bless you! may he bless us all
and keep us from falling again. love in jesus.
jan-louis. ps: let us delve into the bible, the word of
god, like never before. there are so many treasures.
sorry enough to change?
there is another school of thought that says
repentance means to "change ones mind."
are these different or are they the same?
which denomination group is correct? i am leaning
toward a non-denominational church that is strictly
biblical. i am not affiliated with a church and know
its importance. (continue on next mail...)
posting their thoughts. i sent an e-mail to a fellow
christian saying how much i liked what he said. he
said something along the lines of getting hate mail (i
guess) or trouble for what he said. he said what i
wrote him helped him deal with it.
the same goes for me. christians help each other with
their struggles. i think this is why i need to find a
good church/group. god helps empowers us but we also
give each other strength
before we go to the lord. we are broken and helpless,
then we go to the lord in our sinful state and he works
the change in us. he saves us, forgives our sins,
changes us. love in jesus. jan-louis
condemnation. the purpose of this was to show mankind
that he needed a savior, that he was not capable of
keeping the law, yet the old covenant people rejected
that notion and sought their own righteousness which
led to their destruction in 70 ad. jesus satisfied the
requirements of the law for us
work!! the only sin that will send you to hell is not
exercising faith! .. continued.....
law and are not in faith. if you believe you are going
to hell for something you did then you do not believe
in your heart that jesus bought you out of slavery.
enough to die for us while we were still sinners (over
2000) years ago, then why are still focused on self and
not him? abraham was declared righteous by faith over
400 yrs before the law was given...continued
you where to go, where you must take part. find a
church where you feel the humbleness! i have to go now.
:-) blessings and regards. jan-louis
or you don't. if you don't, you don't have faith. we
are his friends, not bondservants, like the people
under the old covenant. .... continued....
was just wondering what you though of his message and
the throne of grace with boldness, not with sacrifices,
and receive whatever we ask, not doubting. amen and
i get what you are saying but it say to test ourselves
to be sure we are in the faith.
king james bible
"examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove
your own selves. know ye not your own selves, how that
jesus christ is in you, except ye be reprobates?" 2 cor
conscience, walking with him, and abundant life is so
very precious. why am i feeling so very bad when i walk
in sin? why am i feeling so very happy when i return to
the lord? i agree with you, judith! the lord jesus did
the finished work. hallelujah! he defeated death and
sin for us! he is the messiah! how wonderful is our
lord and god! love in jesus.
doesn't salvation produce works?
when a person completely focuses on christ and his
work as a done deed, fulfilled, completed, finished,
then christ produces works in that person. man's works
always fails..just look at the previous posts. freedom
comes in knowing that you are secure in christ and that
when we fail we confess and are restored immediately.
'without faith' it is impossible to please god.
blessed is the man who has faith without works...faith
+ nothing else produces righteousness...
just saying that if we fall into habitual sin does that
mean we are truly saved?
if we are saved we should still try to be a better
person. i know we cannot go to god on the day of
judgement and say, "look what i beat or look at the
things i have corrected."
didn't jesus say in king james bible
"be ye therefore perfect, even as your father which is
in heaven is perfect."
must do. the early christians were mainly jews that
had synagogues in every city and they could not
overcome the 'works' issue and tried to include
circumcision and other things, just like most of you
here. that is what is meant by 'examining yourself to
see if you are in christ.' faith in christ plus no
works will deliver a person from the curse of sin and
that are sanctified. (hebrews 10:14)
also see 1 corinthians 6:11 and acts 20:32, 26:18;
jude 1:1. only one conclusion is possible.
we are perfect before the father
the father, the mercy of the lord jesus, the fellowship
of the holy spirit. forgiveness. our great high pries,
jesus christ. faith, hope, love. the truth and the way
and the life. the light of the world. emmanuel, god
with us. here are some very precious verses. 1 john
1:7, 1 john 2:1-2, 1 john 3:19-24, psalm 32, john
15:1-17. please read these verses. god bless, brother
and sister. love in jesus. jan-louis
and we fornicate. i feel like im dieing inside and i
dont like what i am becoming. of course it is hard to
leave because i love him. just need a support group
with people my age who understand the struggle and
loneliness that often comes with having to choose gods
way even when it means you may have to let go of
someone you love.pray 4 gods enablement a strong
conviction in both of our hearts. thanks
i will pray for you. i am not a saint either. i
repent but i still make some of the same mistakes.
perhaps you need to explain to him how you feel. if
he is a new believer than he should feel the same way
and should feel convicted too i believe. perhaps if
you say something to him it might remind him.
bars and clubs. im not judging him but thats something
that i know that i persoanlly cant deal with in a long
term relationshiop. the anxiety of wondering what hes
doing every time he goes out with friends drinking at a
bar is too much for me to handle. especially since he
puts himself in shady situations.
may lord jesus guide you. may he show you what to do.
i don't know if you do it, but open up to the lord
jesus completely. tell him everything. empty your heart
before him. philippians 4:4-9, hebrews 4:14-16, john
2:1-2. i will pray for you, sister lakisha! blessings
and regards. love in jesus.
"adult". i have come back home...i feel i have a fresh
slate. i'm trying my best.
there is a video i'd like to share. i love the freshly
washed slate at the end.
go to youtube and type in
tenth avenue north you are more
holy spirit to do a divine and most blessed work in us.
if we live by the spirit, let us also walk in the
spirit. this is the obedience that god requires. by
faith in the holy spirit who is in us, we have
sufficient strength to walk by the spirit and yield
ourselves to his mighty power. then, he can work in us
to will and to do all that is pleasing in god's sight.
spirit of christ"
blessings and regards, brothers and sisters!
love in jesus!
in restoring my relationship with god.
backslider for many years i thought jesus would always
“look out for me”. jesus allowed my wife to die at only
age 40. i took her to a doctor and he misdiagnosed her,
i found her dead 8 hours later, did cpr on her, begging
the lord for one heartbeat, he wouldn’t do it. she had
a brain aneurism. she was seeking jesus and reading a
lot of christian literature, but don't know if she got
saved. i’m mad at the lord now.
you need to make the best of this situation you can.
only god and your wife know.
somethings we have no control over. i believe in the
bible it speak of family and friends being saved and
other relatives don't. pray to god to bring peace to
your heart about this. your wife was searching perhaps
she was saved and didn't know how to confront you about
many on here are struggling with really terrible
situations…but i have a question to pose to anyone out
there that i have been struggling with. can anyone
really explain to me romans 9:18-23? what does this
really mean for us that struggle so much? should we be
afraid of god? and how can we be sure where we fit in
to that bible verse? i think it’s an important question
and one that most churches won’t address.
question. i'm no expert but i do know that one must
always ask 'who, what, when, where,' before arriving at
a conclusion. verses and chapters were not the
original purpose. heck the entire nt wasn't even
around then. all they had was moses and the prophets
or law/prophets. so the bereans examined the
scriptures daily to see if the things paul taught were
the jews(as referring to the israelites) and not only
the tribe of judah, which is the origin of 'jew.' had
been scattered all over the world at that time and had
temples in every city. they still adhered to the old
covenant laws, which they thought brought favor with
god. paul was trying to tell them they couldn't earn
salvation that it was totally dependent on god
sacrificing his son and faith in that finished work.
god gets all the glory, man get none.
has faith but no works.' then and only then was christ
truly formed in them. the old covenant age ended in 70
ad. from moses till then the law reigned. before
then, abel, noah and abraham were all declared
righteous by faith w/o works. it was and has always
been by faith but god's chosen/elect people thought
they earned it by the law. hope this makes sense...
your kind words. i’m not sure if you understood my
question but basically in romans chapter 9 verses 18 to
23 it speaks about god deciding to make some for
salvation and some for destruction? it’s a really tough
section…and a frightening one. i really wish paul
didn’t make these statements…it makes one doubt if god
truly loves each and every individual. and if he
doesn’t…how can one ever be sure of that love?
thanks again judith.
i can think of a song (from bible verses, i do not
know which book/chapter/verses) of liberated wailing
wall: "abundant life yeshua (jesus) brings, through all
the ages we have seen, his thoughts are not our
thoughts, his ways are not our ways, so much higher his
plan for you and me. abundant life yeshua brings." and
i can think of ezekiel 18:21-23 and matthew 13:24-29.
god bless you, brother!
be soo nice and ill do pray back in favor. wow now i
understand... i'm soo ridiculous blindfolded. i was
thinking of what is causing me to turn away from god
and do the things i used to do. in fact i was soo
scared, and really weird that i checked this out today
when it has came out lol... itself as god told me to
come here and to show me my way out. amazing!!! i found
out i was just backsliding
following god 5 minutes ago and found this article as i
looked up how to get right with god and backsliding. i
still fell lost and confused but at least i know god
will help me through it all. i feel the joy coming
back just to know i am with the father and he loves me
sure of what love? god made the ultimate sacrifice for
the whole world,his only son jesus christ.think about
what jesus went through. god could have took the cup,
but jesus is the only way for salvation.god has perfect
love and he proved it through jesus. bill i dont wan't
you to doubt, that will bring a destructive
relationship with god. peace be with you.
peace with you also.
christian for a long time but, from time to time i even
question my salvation. i have done many things that i
am ashamed of and would never judge anyone for mistakes
they make. someone once told me something that has
stuck with me thru the years and maybe this will help
someone who is in a relationship that is not pleasing
to god. 5 minutes of pleasure is not worth losing your
soul. god bless you all.
if you are questioning your salvation, then you have
put your trust in your ability to keep it and not in
jesus. he took care of the sin problem over 2000 years
ago. tell your doubts how big your god is when they
come creeping back. salvation is in him, not me....
i've been a christian for over 30 years. 20 of these
i've been more often backslidden. i suffered the loss
of both parents in my late 20s. i'm been in a difficult
and unsatisfactory (sexually and emotionally) marriage
for over 20s years. i've committed all sorts of
habitual sexual sins, lied, and cheated, and been
publicly humiliated because of my sin, even though i've
been a respected officer in the church. i'm sick of who
i am and ashamed of myself. pray for me.
during my marriage. in the beginning i was praying and
believing god to help me. eventually i got tired of
praying and waiting on god so i went back to drinking,
then slowly i went back to drugs and cigs. i would cry
after drinking and smoking. yesterday i asked god to
forgive me because i can't take being apart from him
anymore. thank you for the article because i believe
god has forgiven me.
now. i got saved when i was pretty young and have been
backsliding pretty much ever since. its unfortunate
because i couldve been so much happier and couldve been
so much wiser than i am now. i keep praying and asking
for forgiveness then going right back in sin. im really
ashamed and need prayer.
i was the same way for many years until someone showed
me that jesus died for my sins over 2000 yrs ago. it's
a done deal. salvation is in him, not me. i hope you
can place your trust in him, christ jesus, so you can
be set free from condemnation. once you have a clear
conscious you will never want to go back there again.
love and prayers.
the backsliders home because he's about to come back!
my heart grew cold for the things of the kingdom. i
never thought it would happen to me. but god is raising
me back up!! a righteous falls 7 times, but he gets
back up!! we are made righteous through the blood of
jesus...we have been sealed and a covenant god made
through us when we first beleived. he will leave the
99 sheep to get the one that wondered away!
may god walk close with you and you with him.
thank you for your encouraging words!
forgive and cleanse, if we confess. jon 3:16 for god so
loved the world, he gave his only son. one of my many
favorites i lost count when i backslid, around 12 yrs
ago. lay off the reefer man. glory be to god,
lord 5 years and backslid and then the lord drew me
back for 15 years and now been backslid for 2 years. i
repent and still can't find peace with the lord. i get
mad when things go wrong and blame the lord. i don't
want to be like this. how can i get back? seems like
nothing works. thanks
boat as you. if you read my earlier posts you'll know
why i'm bitter and mad at the lord, but there isn't
anything i can do. i only ask the lord to have mercy on
me and my wife's soul so that we might have peace
happiness in the next life! maybe i'll go speak with a
christian counselor but not in a church, sorry, i find
a lot of them are judgmental. god already judge me by
taking my wife, i'm looking for peace, love and
to get back to the lord nothing happens and i just feel
worse. i was backslid once for 15 years and the lord
drew me back to himself. maby we just have to try to
do the best we can and let the lord draw us back on his
own time. sorry to hear about your wife. it is easy
to get hard hearted when it seems like all efforts are
in vain. i have to take medication for the fear and
same stuff. guess years of sin broke our bodies and
spirit. maybe gone are the days of being on fire for
jesus, high on the holy spirit. maybe we have to regain
the lord's trust. maybe he can still use us. i know the
end-of-days are near. you ever check out hal lindsey?
also check out wayne monbleau at www.lovinggrace.org he
is a true man of god who prayed for me, sent me a
condolence card concerning my wife and never asked me
for a dime
1974. i was rebaptized in the name of jesus christ
according to acts 2:38. you can find a church that
baptizes in the name of jesus christ instead of the
titles of father, son and holy ghost at
www.branham.org. these are called message churches.
something i want you to watch. go to youtube.com and
type in william branham and watch the third and forth
videos down on the list. watch them all the way
through. i know this is the seventh church age
messenger who has the spirit of elijah and is the
forerunner to the second coming of christ. we can pray
for each other and agree that god will have mercy on
both of us.
impossible (with a double negative) to have one's name
erased from the book of life. on that premise, do you
understand what it means to 'put your trust and faith
in the finished work of christ jesus?'
him. then we are transformed by renewing our minds
daily with the word. it is the sword of the spirt that
defeats wrong thoughts that lead to wrong actions.
first put on the helmet of salvation (guarding the
mind, bringing every thought into subjection to christ)
then the breastplate of salvation, etc. we are in a
battle but god has given us the weapons we need to
successfully defeat the spiritual enemies.
reminding me about the helmet of salvation. i have a
hard time reading the bible because it seems like i
apply what will happen to the wicked to myself. i will
have to put my helmet back on when i read it. thanks
this is certainly a great site for christians who
struggle. i usually find myself hiding my struggles
when at church...but here i think we all can be a
little more open with one another. i think this site
can be an avenue to support one another...anyone agree?
site that has helped me. i am still having a hard
time, but still trying to keep my faith in the lord.
i'm not where i want to be with the lord, but hope this
will pass. i got the joy of the lord back at one time
after being backslid for fifteen years. looking for
that joy and strength again.
stay close with god and talk to him often. he hears
before i returned to god, and this book was the big
stepping stone that helped me: when godly peoploe do
ungodly things - by beth moore. people sometimes leave
god because of buried pain and she has immense sympathy
for those people. backsliders need this book
thanks for the information about the book that helped
you. i will try to find it.
have been in torment all day whether god would have me
back. i googled backslidden christian and there it
was. glory be to god...he is so awesome i know i don't
deserve his great love.
i know what to do now...pray, pray, pray!
remember you. here is something that will help you.
go to youtube.com and type in william branham. watch
videos on left from the third one down to the ninth one
my dad about it. he made it very clear to me that god
is specifically talking to the jews in hebrews who were
going back to the old law that jesus had told us doesnt
count. hebrews was saying that if the jews feel the law
is more important than faith in jesus they are
effectively crusifying jesus all over again and this
cannot be forgiven. effectively it's blasphemy. once we
are saved we are saved, but we dont want to be at the
back of the line in heaven with our heads hung low. we
want to walk in bodly! :)
i served the lord for years and i don't know what
happen. i try to pray and get back to him and nothing
works. just in bondage again. when i try to get back
to him i just feel worse. just can't find his peace
anymore. i can't explain how awful this is. i want to
be back with the lord, but it seems like he won't take
me back. please pray for me. thanks and god bless you
worthy of god's forgiveness or love. this however is
what satan tells us, and not what god tells us. god
says 'i will never leave you or forsake you'. if we
didn't sin and disappoint god there would have been no
reason for jesus to have died for us. jesus talks about
bringing back the lost sheep. he rejoices when someone
who has strayed returns to them. don't doubt that jesus
loves you! get rid of your doubt and surround yourself
with god's word, with prayer, with christian music,
with christian people and trust that god has a plan for
you. it's your doubt that is getting in the way.
rejoice in that you belong to god!!! you do!! as long
as you have accepted that jesus died for you and asked
him in your life you are saved because you believe.
thats amazing!! now all u need to do is get your shoes
on and walk for christ! don't stop praying! get rid of
your guilt and your doubt and know that you are his.
god bless x
thanks for your encouraging words. i will do what you
said. seeing that i will be praying, i will remember
you in my prayers. i thank you for what you wrote to
me. it is the first sign of hope i have had in a long
time. i guess it is just time for me to get down to
buisness with the lord. god bless you and thanks
starting my new life with god too after a long time of
being back slidden. but god used my troubled times and
called me back to him and showed me that i need him and
that i will never be happy if i go my own way. i'm
excited, this is my new journey! god bless you too!!
thank god for your understanding of his word and
relaying it to us. i too had a problem with hebrews and
the writings on god not forgiving backsliders and this
has caused me a fear i knew wasn't from god. thank you
for your explanation.
similar situation as myself, i have been backslid for
most of the lat 25 yrs, the slide down the slippery
slope bagan with a soured engagement and resenment that
lead me back to booze and perversion and
so deep in bondage that i have still not escaped, booze
porn and promiscuity thay are like a demon tag team
that continually pummels you into submission.
find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you:
jesus doesnt expect you to do it on your own!! he
understands, and he still loves you but you need to
trust him, thank him and pray pray pray. surround
yourself with his word, music, videos. change what your
spirit is feeding on!! and god will give you strength
to over come any sin, it's only hard now because all
youre feeding on is earthly stuff, and avoiding god!
you have to do the opposite. if you struggle or mess
up, pray. dont feel like you can't pray you must!
remember the parable of the lost son in luke:15. the
father celebrated when his rebelious son returned to
him. don't let satan tell u anything different.
can get it on most modern radios these days. it really
helped me, particully at the times where i was
sometimes struggling with reading the bible. it helped
me get my excitement back over following jesus again :)
i'd posted it and don't know how i got it so wrong
thanks for all you told me. now if i can just put it
to work without getting distracted. still just feel
like when i try to read the word anymore it condems me.
i will try to listen to spiritual music today. there
is some good spiritual music from a church in trinidad,
sa. it is at www.messagemusic.org. favorite songs
there are, thank you lord and god's elective love. god
so encouraged. i have just returned to the lord after
been backsliden for 10 years..i have beenn weeping so
much lately of my backslidin time n sin ...i have
repented but still struggle with memories n guilt....i
think about the saviour leaving the flock to go look
for the 1 lost sheep to bring him home ..our god luvs
us that much ...bless you all
years now. i can see the enemy in my mind's eye. last
month i woke up with rage all over me - wanting to kill
my daughter. i admitted myself into the hospital and
was there 2 weeks. now i'm on all kinds of meds. i've
also lost my job. i have had hate in my heart for my
daughter and husband due to her autism, and both of
resistance to me in doing what's right. i am in a
stronghold! the enemy steals the word from me at night
while i'm sleeping. i want to and need to come back to
the lord but i do not have any conviction/remorse about
i am just extremely tired of the fight and so close to
turning completely away from the lord to the devil.
please pray for me.
even had two men from where i went to church come and
pray for me, but still stayed in the same shape. i
have been away from the lord now for around three years
and also been in hospitals and on medication. i live
in fear everyday so i don't have the answer. sorry
did you get the book by beth moore, when godly people
do ungodly things? i was just wondering if it helped
you at all.
i'm a bad example of a christian, but i prayed for you
anyway. you're not alone in your struggles.
no i didn't get the book. i will try to locate it
again with a google search. thanks for praying for me.
i need deliverance. even in my dreams i am away from
the lord and wake up scared. this fear taked all my
energy away. i will remember you in prayer also.
i found a website that may help you:
9chapter4.htm - anything by watchman nee is deep.
i also found another website with many articles to
help you in your walk:
it is good to know how the enemy works and be on
guard, however i'm noticing that i need to turn my
attention away from him and put it on christ and his
love for me.
i prayed for you both: that the annointing of the holy
spirit will break every yoke of bondage you are under
bringing about freedom in your mind, will and emotions.
jesus went through longsuffering and he is walking
beside you in all of this. just know he loves you and
will never let you go. a suggestion from a minister
friend of mine: read the psalms slowly looking at it
through the eyes of love and grace towards you and let
jesus love on you.
praying for me and bill. i only pray when i lay down
to go to sleep that god won't let me die. i will
remember you in prayer tonight. thanks again for
remembering me and praying for me for god to set my
mind, will and emotions free. i need that sooo bad.
god bless you
i found another excellent website for you to look
number 5 and number 6 are excellent.
call a local spirit filled church (assembly of god,
non-denominational, etc) and ask if they know of any
deliverance ministries in your area. sometimes you
cannot fight this on your own and need outside help.
those ministries do not charge anything to help you.
let me know what you find out, okay?
jesus loves us and wants us free. we will get free of
these demons! praying for you- liz
i will look up the websites. don't know any
deliverance ministers, but can ask around and see if i
can find one. i feel condemnation over something i
done. i loaned a dvd to a brother and he wouldn't give
it back and i ask him for it back and he said he didn't
know where it was. i got mad and sent the people he
works for a letter accusing him of being a thief. i
knew i done wrong and tried to get the letter back
before it got to their address, but post office said i
couldn't because it didn't have a return address.
haven't felt the lord since then three years ago.
yours is a simple issue. try to apologize to the
people at his place of employment and also try and
apologize to the person you got mad at. once you have
done all you can do to humble yourself and do the right
thing, (even if they do not/or cannot accept your
apology, then forgive yourself
and receive god's forgiveness. thant's it. you will be
three years is three years too long to be under
condemnation. jesus wants you free and the devil has
succeeded in keeping you in bondage. accept god's
forgiveness and don't look back.
yourselves you are not worthy of belonging to jesus.
you are not sinners. you are already the riteousness of
christ jesus. god has already paid the price for your
sins through jesus. as for feeling bitterness and anger
and rage and mental health issues. satan is attacking
you when you are weak. where is your faith?! rebuke
your illnesses, depression, anger and doubt in the name
of jesus, repent of your doubt and anger and do not
stop reading your bibles. expect attack from satan,
because it's when youre not being attacked you should
be worried. satan attacks those who he fears are strong
in the lord!! don't hold back from guilt thats the
worst thing you can do. jesus loves you!! reach out to
him!!! god bless you :)x
i think you both for your concern and prayers. i will
do what both of you said. i know i can't stay in this
shape. i been listening to a song called i will
restore at messagemusic.org and it seems to go along
with where i am. also like the song there called thank
you lord and god's elective love. god bless you both.
i just wanted to let you know i checked out one of the
sites you recommended,
greatbiblestudy.com/love_relationship.php. i think it's
a great site and the little bit i've read of it so far
i found to be really helpful.
thank you liz! god bless you.
praise god! i am so glad i could be of some help to
god bless you, too!
point of losing my sanity over my failures. i just cant
seem to accept god's love because i can't love myself.
i am backslidden and sometimes i wonder if i was ever
saved. i feel like i wasn't meant to survive and my
backsliding only strengthens that. i'm tired of crying
over sin only to fall back into it. please pray for
me...signed, at the end of my rope.
her is what got me back to the lord one time. repent
again and find a church in your area that baptizes in
the name of jesus christ instead of the titles of
father, son and holy ghoist and get rebaptized in the
name of jesus christ according to acts 2:38. jesus gave
peter the keys to the kingdom and acts 2:38 is what god
said through peter to do to receive salvation. type in
william branham at youtube.com and watch as many videos
get this book: victory in spiritual warfare by tony
i have suffered from depression and thought i was
going to lose my mind. this book is so sound and will
bring peace to your soul. all the father asks is that
you believe jesus - not religion. jesus himself is the
i’m a perpetual backslider myself…so i understand to
some extent your struggle. but hang in there chris.
remember how gentle jesus dealt with the sinners…but
harsh with the “religious” of the day. it may not feel
like it…but jesus loves you…and desires to be gentle
with you too. we usually give up on ourselves long
before god ever gives up on us. and don’t underestimate
the psychological games satan will play with your mind.
i have followed liz’s reading recommendation in the
past…and it’s been very helpful. i would recommend
reading what she suggests. god bless you christopher…i
pray god to strengthen you…and help you to see his love
and passion for you.
know how much it helps!
as a fellow believer…i just wanted to check in and say
hi to you guys and see how things are going? for
myself…i’m walking and trying to grow…one day at a
time. how are you guys doing?
and learning so much about gods mercy. the most
important thing is being sure that god loves us. and
applying love in everything we do. i'm trying to read
my bible every day and not just read it but study it
with other books now. fun christian books remind me
gods got a sense of humour. christian tapes and radio
when i'm feeling weak. i really have found god speaks
to me on there when i'm falling away from my bible. its
a constant battle but its the best battle in the world!
satan get behind me in the name of jesus. i got my war
boots on. you won't win cos you've already been
defeated by the blood of jesus. this is the attitude we
must all have. every day is a new day. don't let satan
tell you different. satan doesn't want you to think
you're on a journey he wants you to think you've fallen
are stuck are not worthy. you already have authority
over all things. realise it. god bless guys. i'm still
is soooooooooooooooo good!i am blessed! i thank god
that he is who he is! we are so fortunate to have the
love of god!! just a friendly reminder: stewardship is
a key of growth. the more we concentrate on the needs
of others, the closer we get to god.
i have been struggling with anxiety since sunday.i am
still trying to nail it down. i found a great book by
joyce meyer titled "straight talk". it appears to have
the answer i'm looking for. the book is help and
encouragement to combat depression, discouragement,
fear, insecurity, loneliness, stress and worry. i am
diving in to it now.
everything seems senseless to me at the moment perhaps
because i have been struggling with problems and feel
that when is god going to give me a turn to have
something go right for me for a change. its like the
wicked are getting blessed and the good are suffering
all the time and i get so angry about it. i want god to
be real to me.... not a fuzzy memory...
what has happened is you have lost your first love.
you can rekindle the love you once had by getting the
focus off of yourself and your problems. spend time in
worship where your mind is totally focused on the lord.
if you don't have a church get in one that believes
the bible and moves in the gifts of the holy spirit.
also i recommend a book by beth moore entitled,
"praying god's word". i believe the combination of
these three things will get you back on track. god
and pray ,have been a christian for a long time , serve
in a local church, even a leader in my church.i watch
and listen to gospel channels only and love god, but i
just cant seem to find time with my bible and pray as i
ought to ,i am worried and unhappy about this please
please explain what is troubling you? is it a time
issue or a relationship issue?
the lord gives me strength to balance my activities (am
a working mom and wife ) so i can have enough personal
time with the lord , or could it mean i`m slowly
first repent god delivers you from a lot of things and
you are on fire for the lord. you have found that
pearl of great price and throw away everything to serve
him. then over time the devil knowing your weakness
slowly brings things you were delivered from back into
your life. it can be so subtle that you don't even
realize it. satan wants you to be a seed that grows up
among thorns and gets chocked out. then you lose your
first love for the lord and start to cool off and
before you know it satan has you too busy or just
enjoying some worldly things and you start to lose your
desire to read and pray and serve the lord like you
want. the lord isn't gone, but he will let you have
the desires of your heart because he has given you a
free will. use your free will to dig up those things
the devil has put back on you.
are right , i will do exactly that . god bless you
to get rid of those things the devil has put back on
you. when people get off the main path they follow a
path that comes to an end. they can't go back in time
to get back on the right path. you have to go through
the weeds and stickers to get back. satan will remind
you about the things you done wrong and try to condemn
you. just keep your helment of salvation on and don't
listen to his lies he puts in your mind where the
battle is. remember, jesus said i will never leave you
or forsake you. keep your thoughts and mind on him.
he will restore the rest in your soul and mind and give
you faith. if you fall getting back on the path just
get up and continue until you are back on the right
path and you will then know jesus is leading you
everyday. jesus breaks every fetter. god bless!
prayer of wanting him to rekindle the fire in again .
thank you for your post ,you might not know it but god
used you to minister something in ma spirit , like the
bible says the word of god is spirit and alive .just
one word can revive someone who was thinking there is
no more hope. lets keep encouraging each other all
around us as we run this race.
large , so much attacks on the church ,the devil knows
if we are united we can do anything ,lets pray for
unity in the body of christ
the devil tries to get out minds on what people are
doing. we know sin will grow worse here in the end
times until the cup of inquity is full. just be like
those three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil and
speak no evil. don't let anything get between you and
jesus christ. keep your mind on him and where we are
going and not on the things of the earth. jesus is
comming soon and his bride has made herself ready.
somehow makes me guilty of whether god will still
forgive me because i repeatedly sin against him.. and
sometimes, i sin despite knowing that god's heart will
be broken. i always seem to forget the good things that
god has done for me. now, i wanted to ask god's
forgiveness again, but what i think i need is for me to
forgive myself and believe that god loves me even
though i break his heart many many times. help me grow
as a christian.
rebaptized in the name of jesus christ. peter who had
the keys to the kingdom said in acts 2:38 to be
baptized in the name of jesus christ. matt. 28:19
jesus told his deciples to baptize in the name of the
father, son and holy ghost. then 10 days later they
ask peter what to do to be saved. peter told them to
be baptized in the name of jesus christ. why didn't he
say father, son and holy ghost? because he had the
revelation of who the father , son and holy ghost is,
the lord jesus christ. you can find a church that
baptizes in the name of jesus christ at
bad that i rationalized my sin and felt like there was
nothing wrong with it and i didn't need a savior...the
gospel became "foolishness to me". i denounced my
faith to family and friends claimed to be agnostic and
argued that i could not believe in a god that would
send people to hell. just over the past two weeks i
have been convicted of my arrogance and sin and am
pursuing the savior jesus but i fear that it is of my
flesh and not his spirit...i am praying that god will
lead me down the path of true repentance but am often
frightened that hebrews 6 and 10 mean that i will only
have judgment to look forward to.
baptizes in the name of jesus christ instead of the
titles of father, son and holy ghost and get rebaptized
in the name of jesus christ. go to vog recordings at
branham.org and find a church in your area that
baptizes according to acts 2:38. also go to google.com
and type in william branham and watch some videos of
god's end time prophet to the gentiles who has the
spirit of elijah. god will take you back because he
wouldn't have called you in the first place if he
didn't have a purpose for your life. acts 2:38 is
god's provided route to himself. you have to do all
three parts of that verse.
i have also struggled with hebrews 6 and 10 more than
i can tell you. i also can tell you that i had a great
christian friend tell me that god's bark is worse than
his bite. chris...it may be hard for you to get this
right now...but god wants you more than you want him.
just remember, satan is hard at work on you...just like
the rest of us.
hange in there chris...
back to my sins, then 2 years ago i started getting
haunted by hebrews 6 and 10. i believe that god has
shut the door on me and im going to hell with no way
out. satan has done terrible things to me and im in and
out of hospitals. im addicted to drugs, adultery, and
idoltery and i never stop sinning even though i have
knowledge of the truth. god no longer answers my
prayers and i feel like im under a terrible curse.
its not too late , the first thing you need to
understand is god loved us even before we knew him .rom
5 vs 8
the devil is lying to you god does not condem you his
mercy endures for ever psalm 100vs 5 .god does not hate
you ,he hates the sin in you , and you are not the sin
you commit.the devil is the one who condems you , great
man of god in the bible sinned david commited murder
adultary etc , but still god said he is a man after my
heart , if you do wrong things to your natural father
does it mean you cease to be your father child , no the
same with god ,he is our father foerever, all you have
to do first is deal with the condenmation spirit by
knowing that nothing can separate you from the love of
god . to continue
second repent and ask your father god for forgiveness
he is faithfull to forgive us 1 john 1vs 9 .you also
need support of a good spiritual leader who will pray
for you for restoration and to break the power of satan
over your life . its not too late , you can over come
it , change your environment ,to avoid being hooked
again into those things ,it could mean avoid your
friends and places you hang out until you strong enough
to resist all the temptation , flee from whatever can
link you ,wrong music ,movies friends etc , keep your
self busy with things that encourage you for go ,church
meetings ,christian music ,etc. i will pray for you its
not too late as long as you are still breathing .
sister in christ
i totally agree with getrude. she is spot on.
sami...a lot of us have been there and have been
through those scary verses. but as getrude stated, god
loves you more than you can imagine. those terrible
feelings you have are not from god...they are from
satan. follow what getrude stated...and keep praying
and keep your eyes on him. you may have failures but he
won't give up on you.
bless you sami...we will pray with you.
wouldn't have called you in the first place. here is
what to do. repent again and then get rebaptized in
the name of jesus christ according to acts 2:38. you
can find a church in your area by going to
wwww.branham.org. once you are rebaptized in the name
of jesus christ instead of the titles of father, son
and holy ghost god's spirit will deliver you and break
your fetters. after that go to www.youtube.com and
type william branham in the search and watch as many
videos you can. when you do what the word says then
you receive what the word says and acts 2:38 says after
you repent and are baptized in the name of jesus christ
you shall receive the gift of the holy ghost. got
me on aug. 20, 2012. when i was reading it god's
spirit came all over me. i am still feeling it and
it's hard to write this with the tears in my eyes. i
can't tell you how much i appreciate you for letting
god use you. i love you in jesus christ and will
remember you in prayer. god bless you my precious
already paid for; all you have to do is receive it!
also, if you are born again, you are a new creature;
all you have to do is believe it and walk in it. a
sinner is a sinner in nature first, and commits sins as
a result of being a sinner by nature. you are a new
creature, made righteous by god; believe it and walk in
it. it is christ living in you that enables you to live
a clean life; this does not occur because of your
will-power! that's the whole point; christ paid the
price for the sinner's sin, remakes him into a
righteous person thru adoption, then empowers him to
works, he hath whereof to glory; but not before god.
for what saith the scripture? abraham believed god, and
it was counted unto him for righteousness"..it was
abraham's belief in god that made him righteous, not
his works. abraham performed righteous acts because he
believed that god made him righteous. we cannot justify
our salvation by our works; that's religion! it is
christ who justifies! believe that you are righteous
then walk in it!
not sparing his son! do you think your accumulative
sins are greater than the blood of christ? his blood is
overpayment for the combined sins of the world!!! pray
to him, repent and ask for his forgiveness, then walk
in it! god bless you!
it still wont be a canary; as soon as it sees mud, it
will jump in because it is a pig. to be a canary, the
pig must die and be reborn as a canary. if it is reborn
as a canary, but still believes it is a pig, it will
act like a pig, even though it is a canary. so it is
with sinner and saint.
canary, it will no longer act out as a pig. believe and
know that you are a new creature in christ, justified
by his blood and you will find that sin no longer has
power over you. walk in it, not in your strength, but
to repent, satan oppresses me even worst and i dont
feel like im being helped. i just feel abandoned by
god. this has been going on for 2 years now. i have
more evidence that i cant be saved then i can be saved.
it seems like god is angry with me all the time because
ever since ive became a believer (8 years ago) ive been
disobedient and continue to sin.
in a bible believing church that beliebes in the
infilling of the holy spirit? remember the battle is in
the mind and youre feeling like youve lost your
salvation because of the lies satan is putting in your
mind. a mind stayed on god is a peaceful mind. get in
church and go to evetything they offer. you need a
total lifestyle change to help yourself.
i know you're going through a difficult struggle right
now. but please remember a couple of things. first, god
said he is faithful to forgive you when you
confess..he...is...faithful (1john 1:9). don't trust
yourself or satan...but trust god's promise. and you
can hold god to it. second, god's attitude toward you
is the same as his attitude toward the prodigal son.
read luke 15:11-24. read over and over and over until
it really sinks in. remember sami, there will be more
joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over
ninety-nine just persons who need no repentance. god
was hiding from the midians; he believed god instead of
his circumstances and became a mighty man of valor!
don't believe the lies of the devil, your actions, your
emotions or thoughts..trust god!
proverbs, "as a man thinketh, so is he"..if you believe
you're doomed, you are. you must trust god; his power,
his love and mercy are infinitely greater than your
abraham trusted in god's word (that god was willing and
able to accomplish what he said he would)instead of his
old, useless body, and he fathered a son! the tree that
is planted by living water bears fruit! you were dead
in sins before; he has quickened you unto life eternal!
tools that the enemy uses to get you to say in your
heart, i might as well keep on sinning since i'm lost
anyway, dare to believe that you free and try to use
your faith to stand against the feeling (lies) that the
enemy uses to try and destroy you.
sami .terry my brother , i cant begin to say, god used
you and brother bill at a time when i felt so lost ,
and you know since that time you ministered to me
august 2012 the fire was rekindled . so guys lets not
stop encouraging each other, for all this we are doing
is working i am a testimony to it. god bless you all
and keep you . love your sister in christ
sermons, websites or teachings about backsliding like
this one? anything that can help me believe that i can
still be forgiven and that god will accept me back?
david wilkerson's (author of the "cross and the
switchblade")church! full of sermons covering every
conceivable issue! these are holy spirit filled
ministers speaking from god's heart to you! god bless
sermons and have been encouraged .the web adress i have
to listen to some of his sermons is
has david wilkerson's (who went home to be with the
lord) been passed on to pastor carter conlon. check out
the website and download to your heart's content! you
wont be sorry!
preached before baptism in the name of jesus christ was
restored by god's prophet william branham. there are
only seven church age messengers and paul was the first
one and william branham is the seventh one. william
branham has the spirit of elijah which god uses five
times. he also fulfiled rev. 10:7 and malachi 4:5 and
6. you can listen to what god spoke through him at
branham.org. you can also watch videos of him by
typing william branham in search at youtube.com. john
who had the spirit of elijah fulfils the part of
malachi 6 that turns the hearts of the fathers to the
children and bro. branham fulfils the part that turns
the hearts of the children to their fathers. where
paul taught baptism in the name of jesus christ william
branham taught the same.
the lord. did you find a church that baptizes in the
name of jesus christ and get rebaptized? do you really
want to get back to the lord? remember everybody in
the bible was baptized in the name of jesus christ and
not the titles of father, son and holy ghost. those
are titles of the name. the name of the father, son
and holy ghost is the lord jesus christ and peter who
has the keys to the kingdom had that revelation and
that is why he said to be baptized in the name of jesus
christ in acts 2:38. repent again and do this second
part of acts 2:38 and god will do the third part and
give you the gift of the holy ghost. don't let satan
rob you of this truth. just act upon acts 2:38 and you
will receive the results of what that verse says.
from there you can get two books. one is an exposition
of the seven church ages and the other one is the
revelation of the seven seals. the revelation of the
seven church ages explains how the gentile dispenstion
which is 2000 years is divided into seven church ages.
each church age had a church age messenger. the seven
seals book explains how satan comes against the church
with a white, red, black and pale horse and how god
raised up a messenger to each church age to come
against what satan has done and will do. that is why
god raised up his prophet william branham here in the
last church age to call out his bride from these
churches that use a false baptism. the churches that
baptize in the titles of father, son and holy ghost are
the foolish virgins. those that hear what god spoke
through his prophet will get rebaptized in the name of
jesus christ and they are the wise virgins.
himself a "special" messenger from god, and we should
be careful not to deify or reward accolades to any
person. god alone is worthy of praise, not man; we are
merely vessels. the ax cannot boast itself against the
hewer. i suggested a pastor to sami but that pastor is
also merely a vessel, as was elijah..
separate one from the love of god, for god sent his
beloved son to die for us while we were sinners! there
is no formula for salvation that involves human input.
sami needs to repent, read the bible daily, meditate on
god's word daily, pray ceaselessly, obey and examine
the heart; we must choose god! return to god with all
your heart and he will cleanse you of all sins..
there is only one prophet sent to the gentiles here in
the last church age who is william branham. he has the
spirit of elijah and the only ministry to pull the
bride out of these denominational churches that stay
with the mother harlot's false baptism in titles of
father, son and holy ghost instead of the name of jesus
christ. god raised five men from the dead through his
prophet. william branham is a vindicated prophet.
what god done through him we don't give bro. branham
the credit, but we give credit to jesus christ who was
in bro branham doing the works that was done. it was
god speaking through his prophet william branham.
there is only one seventh church age messenger and that
is william branham. there won't be another.
religions. there is only one truth which is the lord
jesus christ and only one true prophet to this
laodecian (last) church age who is william branham. we
don't treat his office anymore then the first church
age messenger paul. the word always comes to the
prophets and god always uses one prophet at a time.
brother branham is the only prophet that fulfils rev.
10:7, but in the days of the voice of the seventh angel
(earthly messenger) when he shall began to sound the
mystery of god should be finished as he hath declared
to his servents the prophets. one god and one prophet
to this age. hear ye him.
the revelation of the seven seals at branham.org. you
can also listen to all god spoke through him at this
website which is voice of god recordings. you can also
get his life story. you can get all his sermons in
print or on disk. at this website you can also read or
listen to all god spoke through his end time prophet to
the gentiles who has the spirit of elijah and who is
the seventh church age messenger. god uses the spirit
of elijah five times (grace). first on elijah then
elisah then john and then william branham and god will
use it one more time after he trurns back to the
gentiles which lays right in our future. william
branhan has thus saith the lord because it was god
speaking through his vindicated prophet. god spoke the
same truth through bro branham that he did through paul
and peter who had the keys to the kingdom. acts 2:38
is thus saith the lord.
the jews. not the gentiles. he has been taking his
bride out of the gentiles now for 2000 years. it is
almost over. we are right at the end of the laodecian
church age which is the last. the seventh church age
messenger has already come. now what god has spoke
through him is going all over the world pulling out his
bride from these organized religions. we now have thus
saith the lord spoke by god through his end time
prophet that takes his bride back to the truth they had
in the first church age where paul was the messenger.
to see who was the messengers to the second to the
sixth church ages get the revelation of the seven
church ages. you can accept acts 2:38 and get
rebaptized in the name of jesus christ or you can
reject that truth with your free will. the decision is
up to you. you are not ignorant of that truth now. or
you can stay with the false baptism in titles which
isn't a name at all.
himself in the same. the truth has to come by
revelation. god has to show it to you. it is hid from
the wise and prudent and revealed unto babes such as
would learn. just like the natural birth which types
the spiritual there is blood, water and then life. it
takes all three to be born again of the spirit. first
repent and you receive the blood and are delivered from
unbelief. many people stop there and receive the false
baptism in titles instead of the name of jesus christ
and don't get the baptism of the holy ghost. second
get baptized in the name of jesus christ, water. then
the third god does himself and gives you the gift of
the holy ghost. many people repent have an experiance
and are delivered from unbelief but leave the second
part undone which keeps them from receiving the third
part of that verse, spirit, holy ghost.
some verses that terrify me so much. im probably going
to give up, ive been looking for hope for 2 years now
and nothing is changing. i cried out to god last night
begging and pleading for forgiveness, peace, and
another chance. god used to answer every prayer now he
just ignores me, just like the proverbs says "he
ignores the wicked" and isaiah says "no peace for the
wicked". whatever im going to hell and theres no way
out of it
for an excuse to give up on god, you'll find one even
if you have to conjure it up yourself. truth is, god
looooovvvvveeeees you with an infinite love that is
beyond human comprehension! jesus did not come to
condemn, but to save! why are you allowing the devil to
present a false image of god to you? god loves you! god
voices to confirm this! if you asked for forgiveness,
he has forgiven you! its done! for we walk by faith,
not by sight! without faith, it is impossible to please
god! believe what he says in his word! adam fell
because he allowed satan to paint a false picture of
god! don't let him do the same to you!
to after elisha because it wasn't written in his word.
i stay within the confines of god's word, where it is
safe, and wait for fresh revelations from the holy
spirit and from his ministers of the words which is
already written. i've not heard of the branhams but i
will look them up. thank you for the information.
thank you for staying in touch on this site. sami…many
of us on this site are here because we have gone
through the terrible experience of
backsliding…sometimes many times over and over. we are
here as proof of god’s forgiveness and love. sami…i
want you to realize something. we are all
broken…terribly broken and full of sin…even if it’s
hidden in our hearts. you are no different from us all.
jesus died and paid the penalty for all of us. the only
difference for you…is your feelings of self
condemnation overwhelming you. and you best believe
that is exactly what satan wants you to feel.
scripture…feeling i was doomed forever without any hope
or pray…for the same reasons you stated. after burning
myself out with tears and fear…i realized god has been
telling me and all of us all along…we are hopeless and
completely sinful…that’s why jesus had to go through
that horrific experience…for me and for you sami…and
all of us. so don’t give up sami. dump all of it on
god’s shoulders…he heard you sami…now be still and let
him be your god again. don’t concentrate on your sins
sami…that’s god’s problem to fix. you concentrate on
getting to know who jesus really is and getting to know
how good god is.
and come back soon to your friends here on this site.
one more thing...i want to leave you with just a few
of my favorite verses for you to meditate on...and
they're not frightening:
isa 1:18 "come now, and let us reason together," says
the lord, "though your sins are like scarlet, they
shall be as white as snow; though they are red like
crimson, they shall be as wool.
joe 2:13 so rend your heart, and not your garments;
return to the lord your god, for he is gracious and
merciful, slow to anger, and of great kindness; and he
relents from doing harm.
2pe 3:9 the lord is not slack concerning his promise,
as some count slackness, but is longsuffering toward
us, not willing that any should perish but that all
should come to repentance.
and say: 'return, backsliding israel,' says the lord;
'i will not cause my anger to fall on you. for i am
merciful,' says the lord; 'i will not remain angry
mic 7:18 who is a god like you, pardoning iniquity and
passing over the transgression of the remnant of his
heritage? he does not retain his anger forever, because
he delights in mercy.
psa 103:8 the lord is merciful and gracious, slow to
anger, and abounding in mercy.
psa 145:8 the lord is gracious and full of compassion,
slow to anger and great in mercy.
psa 86:15 but you, o lord, are a god full of
compassion, and gracious, longsuffering and abundant in
mercy and truth.
my faith would grow but it never does. and my sins are
really bad and constant. i think of myself as wise,
judge others, commit adultery all day long, use drugs,
sell drugs, i dont take care of my sick grandparents, i
have purposely walked away from god after already being
cleansed from these very thingsand now im oppressed by
demons and i dont have any faith anymore,im also
separated from god and have no fellowship whatsoever.
these verses as well..i posted about my struggles with
heb 6 and 10 just a couple of months ago, now i am
choosing to have faith in all the promises that
everyone has shared with you, but i still struggle with
those verses. my encouragement to you is allow those
verses to have their work in your life. when those
verses weigh on you b/c you have willfully sinned and
you have fallen away use that as an opportunity to
repent of your sin and turn to god. our sin is not
trite matter. again, i am believing that it is not to
late for me and it is not to late for you either, but
when you read those verses and feel condemned repent
and then praise god for his love and mercy! b/c that
condemnation would be a true just judgment on you and
all of us, but god in his love and mercy sacrificed his
only son on our behalf...dont disbelieve, believe!
god with your whole heart! if satan or his demons
oppress you with their lies (b/c he is the father of
lies) and they tell you of how your sin disqualifies
you; agree with them! your sin does disqualify
you...but that is only half the story...the other half
says that you are qualified by jesus christ alone! and
his requirement? believe!...the israelites that got bit
by the serpents just had to look on the serpent that
moses lifted up to be healed...and you just have to
look on jesus who heals your "disqualification"....
have an understanding of these passages in hebrews? i
trust that god will either leave them in my life to
keep me humble and to tremble at his word. and if so
praise him! but if someone has a clear understanding on
hebrews 6 and 10 i would love to hear.
god bless you all...i love this thread and when i read
through it and i am reminded of jesus saying, "i come
not to call the righteous, but the sinners to
repentance" praise god our steadfast loving father and
jesus christ his son!
think you are spot on! as far as hebrews…it’s been
awhile since i studied those verses in 6 and 10. i
think part of the problem most of us have is that it’s
not really saying what it first sounds like. that book
is addressing a very specific audience. they were jews
struggling between walking with the new knowledge of
jesus’ sacrifice and the old way of sacrifice in the
old testament. i believe it is referring to what’s in
those believers mind…and not what god is saying of
himself. i’m going to re-study it again to have a
better answer. but as you know chris…if it meant what
we fear…then israel was finished a long long time ago.
and for that matter…so wouldn’t most
christians…including king david. so we know our first
impression of that scripture must be off.
worse than ours. believe sami, god loves you more than
you can possibly conceive. he’s not going to give up on
you…so don’t you give up on him. he is faithful to
forgive…it’s his promise to us…there is no debate on
that piece of scripture (1jo 1:9 if we confess our
sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins
and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness).
hebrews 10:26 for if we sin wilfully after that we
have received the knowledge of the truth, there
remaineth no more sacrifice for sins.
this verse gave me fear until i received the
revelational meaning of it. those who do this never
knew the lord. they are people who hear the word and
only receice the knowledge of it only and then refuse
to accept it. it doesn't apply to a person who has
repented and god made himself know to that person.
they don't just receive the knowledge of the truth, but
they receive jesus christ and cannot sin wilfully
seeing their nature has been changed. read romans 7:17
to 25. i will try to post it here if it isn't too
long. the word has to be revealed to you. it has to
come by revelation. 2 peter 3:16 says: as also in all
his epistles, speaking in them of these things; in
which are some things hard to be understood, which they
that are unlearned and unstable twist, as they do also
the other scriptures, unto their own destruction
17 now then it is no more i that do it, but sin that
dwelleth in me.
18 for i know that in me (that is, in my flesh,)
dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me;
but how to perform that which is good i find not.
19 for the good that i would i do not: but the evil
which i would not, that i do.
20 now if i do that i would not, it is no more i that
do it, but sin that dwelleth in me.
21 i find then a law, that, when i would do good, evil
is present with me.
22 for i delight in the law of god after the inward
23 but i see another law in my members, warring
against the law of my mind, and bringing me into
captivity to the law of sin which is in my members.
24 o wretched man that i am! who shall deliver me from
the body of this death?
25 i thank god through jesus christ our lord. so then
with the mind i myself serve the law of god; but with
the flesh the law of sin.
lord appeared above his bed in burksville, ky. it was
the same angel of the lord that led the children of
israel through the wilderness in a pillar of fire. the
angel spoke to bro. branham all his life. when he was
young the angel of the lore appeared to him in a
whirlwind in a tree and told him to never drink or
smoke or defile his body in any way because there would
be a work for him to do later. this was before he even
repented. later the angel of the lord appeared to him
and gave him his commission. the same angel came to
him each night when he preached the revelation of the
seven seals and gave him the revelation of each seal
before he preached them. to hear how the angel
appeared to him you can listen to the sermon titled,
how the angel came to me preached nov. 7, 1953. you
can read or listen to this sermon at branham.org.
elijah and is the seventh (last) church age messenger
fufills these verses: rev. 10:7 and malachi 4:5 and
part of 6. john fulfiled the part of 6 that turns the
hearts of the fathers to the childern and bro. branham
fulfils the part that turns the hearts of the children
to their fathers (the apostolic fathers in the first
church age). you can listen yo god's prophet at
youtube.com and type william branham in search and
watch the second video down. b9ff9
is scriptural, the only method of information the
christian should accept as fact; you refer to specific
occurrences as if they were indisputable facts. the
"angel of the lord" is not an angel at all, but
pre-incarnate christ, the same who accepted worship,
met joshua on the battlefield, moses in the burning
bush, wrestled with jacob and led israel through the
hand so the angel that allegedly visited mr. branham
cannot be the same that led israel through the
he had bathsheba's husband murdered and took her to be
his consort; god forgave him. jesus' disciples
willfully denied him and he forgave them. even after
israel's apostasy, god restored her. the question here
is do you want to be with lord or not? you abandoned
him; he will never abandon you. he died for you when
you didn't know him or cared to know him. remember
you in a tangible manner because he did it in his word.
you must now exercise faith. sometimes, god likes to be
wooed as well. this is after all, a love affair! seek
after god and he will turn to you!
hagar. the angel speaks as god in the first person, and
in verse 13 hagar identifies the visitor as a god.
genesis 22:11–15. the angel of the lord appears to
abraham and refers to god in the first person.
exodus 3:2–4. the angel of the lord appears to moses
in a flame in verse 2, and god speaks to moses from the
flame in verse 4.
numbers 22:22–38. the angel of the lord meets the
prophet balaam on the road. in verse 38, balaam
identifies the angel who spoke to him as delivering the
word of god.
dream and tells him "i am the god of bethel".
exodus 23:20-21. the lord says he will send an angel
before the israelites, and warns them to obey the
angel's voice, and that the angel "will not pardon
transgressions" because the lord's "name is in him...an
angel that paardons sins?
and his wife. in verse 16, differentiates himself from
god. ("and the angel of the lord said unto manoah. .
.if thou wilt offer a burnt offering, thou must offer
it unto the lord.") is there any doubt that the angel
of god depicted here, is god himself? he calls himself
god, accepts worship and pardons sins. was it not
pre-incarnate christ? the holy spirit does not appear
to accept worship in scripture, so this must be christ.
not allow my situation to get worst then today my
torment has been so much more severe. i cant stop
thinking about hell, and i feel doomed. i cant find any
way of getting relief from this
spoken to you with audible words? how do you know that
he hasn't answered your prayers? you might feel
condemned, but feeling are nothing; the devil can use
them to your chagrin. trust what god says in his love
letter to you! are you sure that you're not doing
something actively to remain in your situation? god
gave you free will..
word, look for him in both the old and new testament.
pray often as you can, thanking and praising god for
all the good and bad in your life! go to a church that
preaches the gospel unadulterated, do something for
someone who cant pay you back, tithe; your heart will
what he said in his word . feelings have nothing to do
with it . you accept forgiveness by faith because he
said in his word 1 john 1 vs 9 if we confess he is
faithfull to forgive us . you do not feel forgiven ,you
know you are forgiven because it is said so in his word
that settles it . christopher is right build your
belief system on what is written in the word and when
feelings or thoughts come bring them unto subjection to
the obidience of christ by rebuking them and declaring
the word of god , 2nd cori 10 vs 5
on what he said in his word . feelings have nothing to
do with it . you accept forgiveness by faith because he
said in his word 1 john 1 vs 9 if we confess he is
faithfull to forgive us . continue...
hi sami you do not feel forgiven ,you know you are
forgiven because it is said so in his word that settles
it . to
christopher is right build your belief system on what
is written in the word and when feelings or thoughts
come bring them unto subjection to the obidience of
christ by rebuking them and declaring the word of god ,
2nd cori 10 vs 5
itself a little bit different. try to not make it
conditional, such as; i confess or repent so that god
will...(specifically forgive and restore) instead
confess and repent b/c god's just judgement is true and
you agree with it...
for instance; when jonah preached to the ninevites and
told them of god's judgement on them, they repented,
but their response was not let us repent so that he
will forgive. instead it was let us repent and who
knows maybe he will forgive...the second repentance is
one that agrees with gods judgement...
all that to say christopher and getrude are totally
right as well...you must ground yourself in the truth
of his word including the fact that if we confess he is
faithful and just to forgive and cleanse...
feelings dont change for the better immediately it is a
great opportunity for you to exercise faith. think
about it, it is easy to believe when "all is right" in
our lives, but when you are in the valley it is a lot
one more thought...the prodigal son got to "the end of
his rope" before he realized that he could go home and
have a better life as his fathers servant...the bible
is silent about his journey home but i think it is safe
to speculate that when he started walking home he
probably struggled with a lot of doubts about how he
would be received by his father (probably a little bit
of a "valley" in itself) but what the bible is not
silent on is his fathers response...when he saw his son
on the horizon walking home his father ran to meet
a lot of stuff to deal with...but ground yourself in
the truth, his truth is an anchor in life's
storms...and never give up! as long as their is breath
in your lungs there is still time to turn from yourself
and your own "righteousness" to him and his
it doesn't mean jesus and god are two persons. jesus
christ is god. right hand means right hand of power.
the father, son and holy ghost is all three jesus
christ, not three gods. heathens believe in many gods,
but jesus said when you have seen me you have seen the
father. when you get baptized in the name of jesus
christ you receive this revelation. bro. branham was
visited many times by the angel of the lord. the same
angel paul spoke to.
back parts and said it looked like a man. christopher,
the times god appeared like you said to joshua he was
in another form where he could appear to man. the
pillar of fire hung in the air in bro. branham's room
and then changed into a form that looked like a man and
gave bro. branham his commission. listen to what bro.
branham said about it himself at youtube.com. type
william branham in search and watch the second video
christ. remember god hides his truth from the wise and
prudent and reveales it to his predestinated. jesus in
matt. 28:19 told his deciples to go and baptize in the
name (singular) of the father, son and holy ghost.
peter was standing right there. then 10 days later in
acts 2:38 he told the people he was preaching to to be
baptized in the name of jesus christ. why? peter had
received the revelation that the name of the father,
son and holy ghost is the lord jesus christ. not three
gods. i am a man and a dad and a person, but that
isn't my name. father, son and holy ghost are titles
of jesus christ. the word says everything yo do in
word or deed (baptism) do all in the name of jesus
christ. not his titles of father, son and holy ghost.
baptism in those titles is a catholic baptism that was
introduced by the false vine around 325 ad.
for his bride he has been taking out of the gentiles
now for the last 2000 years. the word says his wife
has made herself ready. acts 4:12, neither is there
salvation in any other; for there is none other name
under heaven given amoung men whereby we must be saved.
it is important not to reject baptism in the name of
jesus christ. many people repent, but few go on to the
true baptism in the name of jesus christ. that is why
so many never receive the true baptism of the holy
ghost. when you receive the holy ghost who is god
himself and not a second person he will lead you into
all truth. the true baptism in the name of jesus
christ has now been restored by god through his end
time prophet. the same baptism paul and peter taught
and it was god himslef speaking through paul and peter
in his form of the holy ghost. not a third god. god
himself in one of his offices.
i was raised as a catholic but i didnt become a
believer until i was 15. i stopped taking part in
catholic rituals when i came to know the bible (age
17). atm i feel like god is really against me because
when i came to christ i turned away because i loved my
sins more then i loved him, if i really loved him i
would of kept his commands. i feel like god is being
very severe with me, and the bible says that he is
severe to those who are fallen. i know it sounds like
im going crazy over this but this is the only thing on
my mind and im terrified that im going to hell.
this earth before the great triblation period sets in.
the wise virgins (those who has taken his name in
baptism and received the true baptism of the holy
ghost) will be the only ones that will go in the
rapture. the foolish virgins (those that have repented
and received the false catholic baptism in titles
instead of the name of jesus christ) will be left
behind and they will go through the tribulation period
because they didn't get oil (holy ghost) in their
lamps. the holy ghost comes after baptism in the name
of jesus christ. read acts 2:38 yourself. when god
spoke these words through peter acts 2:41 says, then
they that gladly received his word were baptized
(rebaptized) and the same day there were added unto
them about three thousan souls. added to the bride.
they were rebaptized in the name of jesus christ and
received the holy ghost. you will have to come the
and have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses
you as sons? “my son, do not regard lightly the
discipline of the lord, nor be weary when reproved by
him. for the lord disciplines the one he loves, and
chastises every son whom he receives.”
for the moment all discipline seems painful rather
than pleasant, but later it yields the peaceful fruit
of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
peace or rest in your soul. satan can only do what god
allows him to do. jesus (god) loves you or he wouldn't
have called you in the first place if he didn't love
you. i know what a terrible suituation you are in, but
there is a solution. repent again and then find a
church that baptizes in the name of jesus christ and
not his titles of father, son and holy ghost. by
acting upon this truth (acts 2:38) god will do what he
says and will fill you with his spirit. then you will
have power over the world your flesh and the devil.
then you will be sealed until the day of your
redemption. the reason you are in the shape you are in
is because you haven't ever been sealed in by the holy
ghost because you haven't been baptized in the name of
jesus christ yet. like david you haven't lost your
salvation, but you have lost the joy of your salvation.
father is not jesus nor the spirit, and the spirit is
not jesus nor the father.look at the symbol below. your
information is not scriptural and your promotion of
bro. branham is borderline human deification. there are
three distinct persons in the godhead; this is not
three is man, yet each is distinct in agency from the
other. to suggest that the father or the spirit hung on
the cross is borderline blasphemy. the scripture says
the word was with god, the word was god and became
jesus. you cannot apply human limitations to god..
nature but are unconverted and dont have genuine love
for their fellow man. it relates to those who are
pious, and arrogantly believe their religiosity and
dogmatic adherence to ordinances will merit in
judgment. this is a love relationship, not about dos
god and man, became convoluted into bloated ordinances,
legalism, religiosity, politics, hierarchies, ad
nauseum; there was no love! when one is converted, he
enters into a love affair with god and with his fellow
man, created in god's image. jesus says yeah, you
followed this rule and that, but you never got to know
commandments by nature; it will no longer be a dry,
loveless adherence to doctrine but a natural, internal
outpouring of genuine love. the woman was rebuked for
pouring her costly oil on jesus,"sell it for the
poor"..this is loveless ordinance, rigidity
masquerading as concern. loving god is our primary
function; everything comes second.
concern the things that are important to god: love god,
spread the gospel to the lost, the object of god's
heart, and alleviate human suffering! terry, sami,
gertrude, chris and everyone else here..this is our
primary function! all other things come second. if you
love your fellow man, you move god's heart!
garden. sami, try this: forgive everyone that you have
ought against and watch how quickly god moves in your
life. remember the scripture: when you love your
fellowman, you love god, because man was made in god's
image and is the object of his heart. you, sami are the
object of his heart! if you alone sinned, he would have
still hung on the cross for you alone!
god wants from us: expressing love. she was humbled,
worshiping, full of love and sorrow for her sins, in
other words, she was perfect! jesus chastised the
others, who were judgmental, uncaring, pious and not
hospitable. who do you think jesus welcomed into his
you from the father, he shall testify of me.” there is
only one god, but he consists of three distinct
persons, father, son and holy spirit. the creator
appeared to adam and eve in visible form in the garden
of eden (genesis 3:8). "this is not a crude
anthropomorphism, but an actual theophany. the ‘word of
god,’ christ in his preincarnate state, regularly
appeared in the garden for fellowship and communication
with his people.
you have a group of spirit filled christian sinners
who care about you. do you know why? because that is
god speaking to you. take a deep breath…and slow down.
forget about all those troubling verses for now. stop
lying in bed at night rehearsing scripture that you
think leaves you with only a burning hell that awaits
you. don’t do that. that will only in the end push you
further from god. where you are right now, you’re not
ready for scripture or theology or anything else. you
will only see condemnation in every other verse. slow
down and think clearly (continued).
has seen it all sami. your sins don’t shock him. and
unfortunately, he usually doesn’t show up at the foot
of our bed at night and say “sami, it’s ok. i forgive
you. now come and walk with me. i have much to show
right now that involves more than just your
relationship with god. spend some time thinking…not
about bible verses…but about how you got to be where
you are today. when you get your phd in theology then
you can dive into all those troubling verses. but until
then…just be real with god. tell him everything…and
he’s not deaf…you don’t have to keep asking for
forgiveness. he heard you already. he’s not cold or
hash sami. he just wants you to be honest and real with
him. he created you sami. you’re in his image sami.
he’s stuck with you and you’re stuck with him. you can
quit and run…but he’s never going to give up on you
sami. so come home now sami…be still…and simply ask him
to help you where you’re at today…you can’t fix it…but
he can. he delights in doing miracles. challenge him.
please stay in touch with us.
you! i sooooo needed to hear this myself! you packaged
it better than all the theologizing (is there such a
agree that this is a great site? we can express our
weaknesses and help our brothers and sisters at the
same time. it’s a little different from church. we can
be real here.
i like your new creation of the word…theologizing…i’ll
have to remember that…lol.
let’s pray for sami…she’s our sister…she’s in a bad
place right now but god is going to pull her
god bless you christopher,
thing i love about this site is everyone expressed from
a sincere heart using what they have gone through
themslves ,its not just about a prepared sermon but
genuine expriences on our journey with lord . indeed
lets keep in touch guys .
we love you and will keep praying , this will be a
testimony for you to others ,i declare you will come
out of this situation in jesus`s name.
all! i'm so blessed to be able to hear from you all.
most of all i thank god for being who he is! he's
absolutely wonderful! sami, this gospel is too good to
be true...and yet, it is! it is absolutely, abundantly
far better than we deserve, can hope for or imagine!
glory to god! thank you all!
i have struggled with sexual sin for many years and i
have been through some similar thought processes that
sami is going through, so i understand how hard it is
to stand against it and not totally give up, here is a
link to another site that has helped me
and a specific article about david and bathsheba. keep
fighting sami don't give up.
here it is.
message audio. then in the blank type, the way back.
think you will like this message spoke by god through
his prophet of malachi 4, william marrion branham.
hope all is well with you.
guys,let's keep praying for sami.
god bless you terry...and you all.
dont want to face this problem. everytime i think about
the bible it haunts and condemns me. im always thinking
about hell and i came across a verse that really makes
me feel like god doesnt love me anymore like he used to
trying to apply them to you. you will continue to do
this without deliverance from this serious condition
you are in. the enemy wants you to be in fear. just
ignore the thoughts he puts in your mind where the
battle is. just simply repent again and go get
rebaptized in the name of jesus christ and god's
anointing will break your fetters the enemy has put on
you. to find a church that baptizes in the name of
jesus christ go to www.branham.org and there is a place
to write joseph branham. tell him what area you live
in and he can give you the name of a message church in
your area. the enemy will try to get you to put this
off so you won't do it at all. don't listen to him.
just simply go do it which is what peter said to do to
receive the gift of the holy ghost. god bless!
hey, just hang in there. you’re going to be ok. i’m
afraid of all those scriptures too. but you know what?
the bible tells us that he (jesus) died for the least
of us…are you the least? i feel a lot of times i am.
sami, don’t venture into scripture on your own. if
you’re going to read scripture, do it with someone
along side or with an audio bible study. i don’t want
to push a bible teacher but i found dr. chuck missler
to be a great bible teacher. but you may have to find
what works for you.
through…but from someone who has gone through…and
continues to go through…a lot of terrible mistakes…keep
god by your side…hang onto him with a thread…he will
hang on to you tightly. he has seen it all sami…he
knows you…he started loving you when he already knew
what you were going to do in the future. you didn’t
surprise him. you’re a lot harsher on yourself than he
is. and please keep checking in with us sami…you don’t
personally know us…but we are your friends…we have
terrible struggles to share with you also. so please
keep sharing your struggles with us. you’re not alone.
god bell you sami…
remind myself it's not based on feelings, it's based on
the bible. doing a devotional one morning, the
question asked me who am i in christ. i answered very
quickly without thought: i'm forgiven of my past, i'm
washed clean, i'm a child of god, i'm a person with her
name written on the palm of god's hand, i'm a believer,
i'm someone who has her tears saved by god, i'm someone
who has the hairs on her head numbered by god. you are
the same sami, keep your bible close by, call out to
god, he loves you and all the people that have answered
you are proof, you just have to trust and keep your
faith in him which i know you are or you wouldn't feel
convicted. i pray god will give you peace. gaeann
remind myself salvation isn't feeling based, it's based
on the bible. doing a devotional one morning, the
question asked me who am i in christ. i answered very
quickly without thought: i'm forgiven of my past, i'm
washed clean, i'm a child of god, i'm a person with her
name written on the palm of god's hand, i'm a believer,
i'm someone who has her tears saved by god, i'm someone
who has the hairs on her head numbered by god. you are
the same sami, keep your bible close by, call out to
god, he loves you and all the people that have answered
you are proof, you just have to trust and keep your
faith in him which i know you are or you wouldn't feel
convicted. i pray god will give you peace. gaeann
started taking antidepressants and they are helping and
my mood is improving so im more productive and not
feeling down all the time. but whenever i think of god
or the scriptures or even try to pray i can feel
my mind, its just not leading me into a terrible
depression like it was before.
other medications. i believe the lord uses doctors.
if you have a hard time sleeping try lunesta. i cut a
3mg in half and sleep good. my antidepressant is
called mirtazapine. i also take lorazepam for anxiety.
the best prescription though is acts 2:38. hang in
there and acknowledge him in all your ways and he shall
direct your path. lean not to your own understanding.
also pray over your medications before you take them.
exactly how i feel a lot of the time so it helps me
with my own faith to write to you. satan uses any place
in us where he can grab hold and for us it's in our
confidence that we belong to god. god wants none of us
to perish, and we both believe and want to be with god.
if someone you loved wanted to be with you, would you
say no, you're not good enough? of course not, and god
loves you and me so much more than we can fathom. keep
believing, he's talking to you. with love and prayers,
feeling that god does not love her, but sami if you are
reading the bible it is all about god's love. jesus
died on the cross for you! so that you will not parish.
john 3:16 says it all. sami read the word of god and
pray for guidance and understanding, and god will give
it to you.
area is there anyone out there that can recommend a
good bible church?
recordings and you can write joseph branham from there
and he can tell you of a message church in your area.
in the hospital and just got out today, he does this
when ever i start praying or thinking about the bible.
i keep believing that i have crossed a line, beyond
gods forgiveness, after someone said i did.
i'm glad to hear you are out of the hospital. please
remember, nothing can separate us from god. nothing.
you are his. love, peace and prayers, gaeann
turned away from the living god really breaks my heart
to the point of tears. but i too years ago did the
same thing but by the grace of almighty god he brought
me back. as with adam and eve and every bible
character and all of us today god gives us all the
freedom of choice. we can lose our salvation but the
good news is we can also repent of our evil ways and
return to our god, but we need to remember not to wait
bc once we die and we havnt repented its too late we
wont make it to heaven. so, i pray for all of you
struggling out there that our gracious father will have
mercy on you all!
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