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God able to keep us from backsliding

  • Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ and a brother of James: To those who are the called, loved by God the Father and kept1 by Jesus Christ. Jude 1:1 HCSB
  • Now to Him who is able to keep2 you from stumbling or falling into sin, and to present you unblemished [blameless and faultless] in the presence of His glory with triumphant joy and unspeakable delight Jude 1:24 AMP


  • I will heal3 their backsliding, I will love them freely, For My anger has turned away from him. Hosea 14:4 NKJV
  • though a righteous man may fall seven times, he still gets up Proverbs 24:16 BSB
  • And I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit I will put within you. And I will remove the heart of stone from your flesh and give you a heart of flesh.  And I will put my Spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes and be careful to obey my rules. Ezekiel 36:26-27 ESV

Solution for backslidden

  • Return4, you backsliding children, And I will heal your backslidings.” “Indeed we do come to You, For You are the LORD our God. Jeremiah 3:22 NKJV
  • Therefore say to them, ‘Thus says the LORD of hosts: “Return to Me,” says the LORD of hosts, “and I will return to you,” says the LORD of hosts. Zechariah 1:3 NKJV
  • I have prayed for you, that your faith should not fail; and when you have returned5 to Me, strengthen your brethren.” Luke 22:32 NKJV
  • So repent [change your inner self—your old way of thinking, regret past sins] and return [to God—seek His purpose for your life], so that your sins may be wiped away [blotted out, completely erased], so that times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord [restoring you like a cool wind on a hot day] Acts 3:19 AMP
  • For the Lord GOD, the Holy One of Israel has said this, “In returning [to Me] and rest you shall be saved, In quietness and confident trust is your strength.” Isaiah 30:15 AMP

COMMENT: When backslidden our tendency is to keep away from the things of God. God encourages us to return to Him. Returning to God could be through Quiet TimeWorshipBibleFellowship etc


  1. 5083 τηρέω [THRE/W] {tēréō} \tay-reh'-o\ from τερός [TERO/S] {terós} (a watch; perhaps akin to 2334); to guard (from loss or injury, properly, by keeping the eye upon; and thus differing from 5442, which is properly to prevent escaping; and from 2892, which implies a fortress or full military lines of apparatus), i.e. to note (a prophecy; figuratively, to fulfil a command); by implication, to detain (in custody; figuratively, to maintain); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried); by extension, to withhold (for personal ends; figuratively, to keep unmarried):--hold fast, keep(- er), (pre-, re-)serve, watch.
  2. 5442 φυλάσσω [FULA/SSW] {phylássō} \foo-las'-so\ probably from 5443 through the idea of isolation; to watch, i.e. be on guard (literally of figuratively); by implication, to preserve, obey, avoid:--beward, keep (self), observe, save. Compare 5083.
  3. 7495 רפה רפא [râphâ' râphâh] \{raw-faw'} raw-faw'\ A primitive root; properly to mend (by {stitching}) that {is} (figuratively) to cure: - {cure} (cause to) {heal} {physician} {repair} X {thoroughly} make whole. See 7503.
  4. 7725 שׁוּב [shûb] \shoob\ A primitive root; to turn back ({hence} away) transitively or {intransitively} literally or figuratively (not necessarily with the idea of return to the starting point); generally to retreat; often adverbially again: - ({[break} {build} {circumcise} {dig} do {anything} do {evil} {feed} lay {down} lie {down} {lodge} {make} {rejoice} {send} {take} weep]) X {again} (cause to) answer (+ {again}) X in any case ({wise}) X at {all} {averse} bring ({again} {back} home {again}) call [to {mind]} carry again ({back}) {cease} X {certainly} come again (back) X {consider} + {continually} {convert} deliver ({again}) + {deny} draw {back} fetch home {again} X {fro} get [oneself] (back) {again} X give ({again}) go again ({back} {home}) [go] {out} {hinder} {let} [see] {more} X {needs} be {past} X {pay} {pervert} pull in {again} put ({again} up {again}) {recall} {recompense} {recover} {refresh} {relieve} render ({again}) X {repent} {requite} {rescue} {restore} {retrieve} (cause {to} make to) {return} {reverse} {reward} + say {nay} send {back} set {again} slide {back} {still} X {surely} take back ({off}) (cause {to} make to) turn ({again} self {again} {away} {back} back {again} {backward} {from} {off}) withdraw.
  5. 1994 ἐπιστρέφω [E)PISTRE/FW] {epistréphō} \ep-ee-stref'-o\ from 1909 and 4762; to revert (literally, figuratively or morally):--come (go) again, convert, (re-)turn (about, again).