I recently stumbled upon a blog post by Pastor Joe Thorn (www.joethorn.net) in which he summarizes 25 signs that you are in a back-slidden state from a book entitled Revival by Richard Owen Robert. I have to admit that I have not fully vetted the book, nor the blog on which this was posted. But what I can say is that biblically, these points are right on and I wanted to share them with you here. Thanks goes to Pastor Thorn for his summary. Read through them and take stock, as I did when reading them, as to whether or not any of them might be a warning to you of a waining zealousness for Christ and His presence in your life.
As we are studying through the book of Genesis as a church, and specifically the life of Joseph, I am constantly reminded that as Israel was, so are we, and as Israel will be, so too will we be. What I mean by that is that no matter how hard they tried, no matter how many rules they put in place, they could not escape the fact that they were faithless, sinful, broken people. As Israel was, so am I. And yet, in God’s infinite mercy and grace, they will be restored to a place of glory, loving and serving the Lord for all eternity. As Israel will be, so too will we be.