BY PURPOSEFUL DETERMINATION
Are you finding yourself falling into repeated sin or into one addicted sin or the other, and yet you have genuinely rededicated your life to Jesus and have determined not to go back into such sin and but still you do. It’s either your re-dedication is not genuine or your determination is not strong enough. You know what it means to rededicate your life to Jesus? It means to repent and re-confess all your sins and forsake them and determine to serve God without looking back.
Now, why do we look back into the sin again after a genuine repentance? It’s because our determination to serve God is not strong ENOUGH. You want to know how I make that conclusion? Now, let’s look at it this way: For example, you have been falling back into masturbation now and then. Now if you see about 10 Christians who have committed masturbation and drop dead immediately and you are told that anyone who by chance or by mistake masturbates will die immediately, please will you still commit the masturbation? No matter the feeling and the pressure, will you? That is what the Bible says in Hebrews 12:4, “You have not yet resisted to bloodshed, striving against sin.” The New Life Version says, “In your fight against sin, you have not yet had to stand against sin with your blood.” That is what it means, “You have not yet resisted or fight against sin” with strong determine of life or dead, that is the reason you still fall back into that sin after several confessions and repentance.
Until you make a strong determination of life or death, you will still be falling back into that sin no matter who pray for you, how many time you confess or repent.