Galatians 4:9 (KJV) 9 But now, after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage?
Remember when you got saved? Everything seemed so bright and hopeful. You were floating on Cloud 9! But, then, reality set in and back to earth. That happens to all of us.
For me, everything really did seem brighter, as if my eyes were opened for the first time. How awesome to know that I was finally on the right team and had answers to every question I could possibly have. I knew that God had the answers even though I might not know them at the time. It was almost like I was in a different world! But then reality set in and back to planet earth.
However, even though the “honeymoon” was over, I was still as much on fire as I ever was and still am today. And that’s because when I got saved, it was “all or nothing”, and I chose “all”. I made a total commitment and never wavered from that position.
Now, about people who get saved and then when hard times come, they are tempted to turn back to their “unsaved’ ways. This is not good.
Notice in II Pet. 2:20-22 that those who turn back to their old ways are worse off than before. It never pays to go back. Besides, what is it that you’re going back to? Your life was not ideal before you got saved, so what do you think it can offer now? Really!
We all need to remember what we received when we got saved: the wisdom of God, access to all His promises, the faith of Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Word of God, the Blood of Jesus the ministering angels who are sent to minister for us, plus much, much more! Why would we ever even want to go back to life without Jesus and all that He bought and paid for in His Redemption?
So, brothers and sisters, when the devil tempts you to “turn back” to your old way of doing things, stand your ground, submit to God, rebuke the devil in the Name of Jesus, and he will flee! End of story!
We are the blessed of the Lord!
Hebrews 10:38 (KJV)
38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
Galatians 6:7-8 (KJV) 7 Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
8 For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
2 Peter 2:20-22 (KJV) 20 For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.
21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered unto them.
22 But it is happened unto them according to the true proverb, The dog is turned to his own vomit again; and the sow that was washed to her wallowing in the mire.
James 1:5 (AMP) 5 If any of you is deficient in wisdom, let him ask of the giving God [Who gives] to everyone liberally and ungrudgingly, without reproaching or faultfinding, and it will be given him.
James 4:7-8a (KJV) 7 Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.
8 Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. .
Galatians 5:13 (KJV) 13 For, brethren, ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another.
Galatians 5:19-21 (KJV) 19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,
20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,
21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.
Galatians 5:22-23 (KJV) 22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,
23 Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.