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“You Need To Take Heed”

Key Verse

“For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins” (Hebrews 10:26).

TEXT — Hebrews 10:19-28


One wonders why many in Christendom think erroneously that once a person becomes converted, irrespective of how he lives and what he does, he remains in fellowship with God. Some even go as far as presuming that Christ’s atoning sacrifice already covers their misdeeds before committing them, so there is no need to watch and pray because their sins are covered. But they are utterly wrong!

Believers must beware of carelessness because there are consequences for falling away. Those who indulge in wilful sin after salvation lose the chance of getting restored. This is because they chose to slight God and take His offer of grace and mercy for granted, trampling on them. The inspired writer in the text, therefore, cautions the believers of the danger of falling into such a state and calls for watchfulness.

The Scripture has numerous examples of people who, at one time, had been in fellowship with God but fell away and were judged. Satan was, at a time, an archangel, but he fell. Sadly, Samson, Solomon, Judas Iscariot, Demas and others did not take heed. Therefore, they faltered, fell out of grace and mercy and were defeated. God’s people must watch and pray constantly to avoid falling away from the faith through wilful sinning.

The need to take heed, however, does not imply that believers should cringe and live in doubt of God’s power to keep His own. The grace of God is sufficient for all, empowers God’s people to deny all ungodliness and worldly lusts, and live soberly, righteously and godly in this world. However, the grace of God must not be taken as licence to sin. We must examine our lives and ensure we have not returned to the world.

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There is no eternal security for backsliders or sinning Christians.

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Pastor W.F. Kumuyi
About Author - Pastor W.F. Kumuyi

Listed among “500 most powerful people on the planet” by the Foreign Policy magazine in 2013, Pastor (Dr.) William F. Kumuyi is the founder and General Superintendent of the Deeper Christian Life Ministry (DCLM) headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. DCLM started in 1973 as a 15-member Bible study group right in Kumuyi’s apartment at University of Lagos where he was a lecturer. His revolutionary Bible teaching on personal holiness and commitment to evangelism soon gained so much traction and resulted in a widespread revival.


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