Christians are not perfect.
In the sight of God, we’re just trying to be one.
We’re giving our best shot as much as possible through the abundance of God’s grace to overcome our weaknesses. But no matter how we try, we often find ourselves guilty of committing a sin.
At least, the sin committed was not done willfully. We sin because we are human, with weaknesses. We sin because we lack the control and the faith to overcome the temptations coming over us. We commit sins without our intentions to do them.
The devil will not stop until he succeed on overcoming our weaknesses. If he failed before, he will try again and will never stop. This is the reason why we need to fight him with our faith. 1Pe 5:8 Be sensible and vigilant, because your adversary the Devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking someone he may devour; 1Pe 5:9 whom firmly resist in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions in the world are being completed in your brotherhood.
His hours are numbered and becomes shorter as days go by. That’s why he never stops. Rev 12:12 Therefore rejoice, O heavens, and those tabernacling in them. Woe to the inhabitants of the earth and in the sea! For the Devil came down to you, having great wrath, knowing that he has but a little time.
Since the devil won’t stop, there is a possibility that some of us can be overcome.
And the real problem is that if we sin willfully. This means the devil has already won over us, and the defense we established before has no effect at all.
In Hebrews 10:26-29, it says, For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,but a certain fearful expectation of judgment, and fiery indignation which will devour the adversaries. Anyone who has rejected Moses’ law dies without mercy on the testimony of two or three witnesses. Of how much worse punishment, do you suppose, will he be thought worthy who has trampled the Son of God underfoot, counted the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified a common thing, and insulted the Spirit of grace?
If we sin willfully, we reject the very basis of our covenant with God, which is the blood of Jesus Christ.
God forgives with the understanding that the one forgiven has turned from sin and will continue to overcome it. But when a person sins willfully or deliberately, its a different case.
To prevent this from happening, we must ensure that we always value and appreciate the sacrifice of Christ. Through this, we will always be reminded that we can put Christ back again on the cross by willful sinning and there will never be a chance for us to be forgiven.
There are ways to strengthen our defenses.
One way is to constantly communicate to the Father through prayers and meditations. Let us establish a close relationship with God through constant communications. We speak to Him through prayers and meditations and God speaks to us through listening to His words and through Bible Study sessions. Communications must always be a two way process.
Another way is to disconnect our lives with earthly pleasures. Disconnecting means to totally separate us from worldly lust and perversions, which only nourishes the weaknesses we have. Do not feed the devil because he can be unbeatable.