One of the tricks satan uses to get you to backslide when you give your life to God through Yeshu’a is by giving you the unrealistic expectations that you are meant to be transformed and give up all your bad habits instantaneously. And when this does not happen and you find yourself committing sins, he flashes the condemnatory thought in your mind that you are not really born again and that the whole experience was an emotional one. He subliminally put thoughts of guilt in your mind and if you believe him you will gradually slide out of faith, but satan is a liar! God does not expect you to be immediately perfect because of your born again experience. No! Proverbs 4:18 says “the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and more unto the perfect day”. It is a gradual process that will not be competed until the perfect day. And do you know what the perfect day is? Hebrews 12:23 teaches us that in God’s Kingdom, “spirits of just men (will be) made perfect”. So, perfection will not come in this world! Next time satan tries to bring condemnation into your heart, remind him of your destination (God’s kingdom) and his (the lake of fire) and see if he sticks around!
Reno Omokri is the pastor of the Mind of Christ Christian Center and the author of Shunpiking: No Shortcuts to God