The BackSliding Spirit


I never really knew this was a spirit until I became more aware and informed about spirits that attack and try to attach themselves to God’s people to get them out of the Will of God and quit serving God in all capacities. It is so easy to be just a pew member that hears the Word of God and go home and most believers including myself have been tempted to live this life for a long period of time. Yet, we have all been called to purpose and destiny by God and once you have decided to follow the Plan of God for life by walking in your true calling, prepare to suffer and serve in the name of Jesus. When you are discovering and being birthed out your calling in the earth, the first thing God has to put you is in a capacity of servitude in doing the His Work in the Body of Christ. Serving God doesn’t necessarily have to be in the pulpit but in helping show love to others or simply greeting them when they come to church. Whatever capacity you serve, it will be tested and tried by situations, God, and The Enemy. The suffering part of living out your purpose in God comes with having to deal with disappointments, crisis, setbacks, delays, distractions, and hindrances that are there to make you stronger, more depended on God, and able to walk in a greater level of anointing(the Power of God) in your life. You will get discouraged, weary, and weak in the process of becoming the great potential God called you to be from birth and living out the assignment God has given you to do,  but what you don’t do is quit. Many people of God are quitting their assignments in the Body of Christ because of the issues of life and the cares of this world. People want to just stop serving God and sit down on the pew to be poured into by the Word of the Lord because they need a break, physically and spiritually.  Or they stop serving God and coming to church altogether because they want to do their own thing and not truly give up the hidden sins in their life. This is the backsliding spirit.

The backsliding spirit invades the person when they simply make the decision to quit serving God and not committ to their assignment or calling anymore. It is a state of laziness and pure selfishness because they are thinking about themselves and what they need to do to get their spirit right again to serve God again on their own terms. I had the strangest conversation with someone who simply told me that they need to focus on what they need to deal with and sitting back from serving God is the best way to do that. Now, I have been tempted to want to just chill, go to church, and do nothing besides be a spectator of others doing their assignment but I know that doing that would hurt me, God and others in the long run. My spirit was grieved for the rest of the day and didn’t realize until God told me I needed to pray cause folks that quit on God also quit on people who are still serving God. They can be people you were friends with for a long time or someone dear to your hurt who was so dedicated to God for such a long time and then all of sudden decide, I quit. This spirit wants a person to think about themselves all the time and what they need to do for themselves. They are no longer cognizant or aware of the people that love them feelings nor concerns because now they are hiding out from doing any works for God and choose to participate in some activities at church if they want to. Its now all about them and them alone.

What makes this spirit so damaging is that it kills your joy, peace, and zeal for serving and loving God wholeheartedly. Your heart isn’t totally in God anymore and you just going through the motions thinking everything is alright and God is pleased with your backsliding spiritual state. Why would I want to reach to the top in God and slide back to a state that God got me delivered from? The repercussions of backsliding is that all those demons and bondage you had in the past are going to come to you seven-fold bringing more of their friends to invade your spirit. Refusing to live out your purpose and you know better means you are also in a state of rebellion and disobedient which can lead to having a spirit of witchcraft, spirit of anger, spirit of bitterness, spirit of jealousy, and the spirit of pride. Everything that God had for you in terms of blessings is permanently in a state of delay and your spiritual elevation has been cancelled until further notice. All the anointing, power, and revelation you had from God will disappear and you will be in a worse spiritual state than ever before. You also leave more open doors for the enemy to attack your life like never before. This spirit destroys God’s people and effectively helps people renege on living out the Plan of God for their lives. The only way to rid yourself of this spirit is through true repentance.

True repentance means you apologizing to God and releasing everything that is keeping you in a backsliding state. Until this happens, the backslider is going to continue to go backwards spiritually and naturally until they are in a reprobate state of being totally rejected by God completely. You can be saved and backslide your way back to going to Hell if you don’t repent to God. Once you repent to God, then the restoration can begin but it wont’ be easy because you have damaged the trust that people and God had in you to be reliable, trustworthy, and accountable to do your assignment in God without fail. You will have to be a pew member for sometime not by choice but that you will have to work twice as hard to get back to the spiritual state you once were in before you decided to quit serving God. God isn’t going to let you easily obtain what you forsook because of you needing some time to get your mind right, stay married to some fool, or getting a break because you tired of serving God and His people. In addition, you will have to endure the process of repeatedly getting deliverance from things you were free from but since you backslid, you have more demons than before to get rid of since you decided to return to non-victorious state in God.

So, when you feeling weary, tired, or think that its not worth it serving God because it seems too hard, unfair and way to much suffering in the process, think again on the worse things that can happen to you if you decide to backslide on God. I know if I choose to suffer,  God is going to reward and bless me if I continue the race and not faint. Serving and suffering does pay off but are you willing to go through the process or just be a quitter? One thing about quitters, they don’t reap the rewards of finishing the race nor receive the prize for enduring the obstacles. Winning a gold medal in the Olympics means finishing not quitting. You don’t get medals nor any rewards from quitting. Quitting meaning you lose everything by default spiritually and naturally.

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One Response to “The BackSliding Spirit”

  1. A lot of stuff you mentioned is what I struggle with today. I have yet to find a deliverance ministry who can help me with this problem. I have been having problems for 7 years now and I believe I am under demonic possession. I can only pray something happens. I wish more churches spoke about what you speak about. God Bless.

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