Spirit and Life Devotional is a daily publication by Pastor Chinaemerem Ibezim, senior pastor of Able Ministers Chapel, a church based in Calabar, Cross River State.
“So it came to pass, when they had brought them outside, that he said, ‘Escape for your life! Do not look behind you nor stay anywhere in the plain. Escape to the mountains, lest you be destroyed.’” Genesis 19:17 NKJV
When God has delivered you from something, don’t look back! When Jesus cast out devils from people He warned them not to sin again so that their latter conditions were not worse than the former. Brothers and sisters, if you have been genuinely saved, don’t look back.
Colossians 1:13 says that Christ delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love. Ephesians 2:13 says that now we have been united with Christ Jesus. Once we were far away from God, but now we have been brought near to Him through the blood of Christ.
Demas looked back; his love for the things of this world made him backslide: but we will not turn back in Jesus name; Hebrews 10:39 says that we are not of those who draw back to perdition, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul. Amen.
I will neither look back, turn back or return to what I used to be and to where I used to be. It’s goodbye to the world and to the pleasures of sin forever! I am not of those who draw back, but of those who believe to the saving of the soul.