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Reasons For Spiritual Dryness and Backsliding



John 8:30, Heb 10:37-39

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“Preserve your faith by maintaining the company of believers…” 2 Tim. 2:22

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Have you ever experienced a period in your life where you felt disconnected from your spiritual side? Well, you’re not alone! In my latest article, I’m diving into the reasons behind spiritual dryness and backsliding.

We all go through ups and downs, and sometimes our spiritual journey can hit a rough patch. It can feel like the flame that once burned bright within us has suddenly dimmed, leaving us feeling lost and disconnected. But fear not, my friend, because in this article, we’re going to explore the common reasons why this happens.

Seven Reasons Of Spiritual Backsliding Are:

  • Thorns in your life: Matt.13:7 Thorns in a believer may refer to any bad habit which may not hurt at the beginning of faith. They are habits that appear weak at first but as it grows it become stronger and chokes a believer’s spiritual life unto backsliding.

Examples can be: 

  1. Sleeping too much until it affects your devotion and prayer.
  2. Jesting too much 1 Thess. 3:22-24 

Whenever you notice a bad habit, quickly do something about it before it becomes stronger and chokes you into spiritual dryness

  • Ungodly friends: 2 Sam 13:1-4, Friends that you commit sin together or even committed sin with each other, you have to dissociate with them and leave them at far distance. The dangers are:
  1. You will provoke the Lord to anger
  2. You will expose yourself to sinful temptations.
  3. You will make yourself close to satan for easy attack.
  4. An ungodly friend may pull you back to sin.
  • Hearing men’s voice: 1 sam. 24:1-12 Another reason for spiritual backsliding is hearing men’s voices, some men are gossipers, telling lies and false stories of other people to you. Learn to investigate well before you act. Act.28:17-24.
  • Unbelief: Heb.4:1-7 Faith in God and believing in Him opens the door for spiritual freshness. Rom.1:16-17. By faith, the just lives, unbelief leads to spiritual dryness, the gospel of Christ is the gospel of faith.
  • Ungodly Wife/Husband:
  • Bewitchment: Num.22:1-6, 23:7,23, some powers can be sent to weaken your spiritual life, making you powerless and prayerless, it can make you busy with something else in order not to continue with your fellowship with God.
  • Purposeful rejection of light: Jer 6:16-17

This article is from an audio message titiled Reasons For Spiritual Dryness and Backsliding by Pastor Paul Rika. You can get the audio message here

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