Staying free

 Not Going Back To Your Vomit

2 Peter 2:22

For if, after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, they are again entangled in them and overcome, the latter end is worse for them than the beginning.

For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them. But it has happened to them according to the true proverb: "A dog returns to his own vomit," and, "a sow, having washed, to her wallowing in the mire."(2 Peter 2:20-22 )

Christians who fall back into sin after deliverance or healing, and are overcome by sin. The devil furnishes them with so much guilt and shame that they never want to repent and make things right with God. They decided to go their own way without remorse. There is no more conviction for their sin.  They turn from God and his holy commandments, (1 John 3:23).

"Their latter state becomes worse than their beginning state." They end up being a worse sinner and having more problems than before, it is like a dog returning and eating its vomit or a pig going back into the mud after being washed

Proverbs 26:11-12 A dog that returns to its vomit is like a fool who reverts to his folly. Do you see a man who is wise in his own opinion? There’s more hope for a fool than for him.

John 8:11
But she said, “Not even one, LORD GOD”; and Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go, and from now on, sin no more.”


John 5:14
After this, Jesus found him in the temple complex and said to him, "See, you are well. Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn't happen to you."
Go, and sin no more.

Jesus Christ gave this caution for those who have been delivered and for those who have been pardoned by Jesus, to show gratitude to the mercy showed to them. This means living a life worthy of the grace and benefits showed to you.

What To Do To Keep Your Deliverance

Change your lifestyle.  Change what you think, Change what you believe, Change your preferences and priorities.

Growth requires  change. Growing in Christ requires that you rid yourself of weeds , I'm talking a bout old ungodly habits, evil thoughts and actions, and replace these to achieve holiness.

You may need to rid yourself of old friendships that influences you the wrong way to induce you to sin.

But as he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation; Because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy. (Peter 1:15-16)

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness. (Ephesians 4:22-24

 When a demon TRIES to come back in through your thoughts.
 Resist him, FIGHT him. Speak to the demon and rebuke him and his wicked thoughts in the name of Jesus.

You need to be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might to resist. By submitting to God. Submit all areas of your life by making them obedients to Jesus. Then you will be able to resist.

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.  Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded. (James 4:7-8)


When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none.   Then he saith, I will return into my house from whence I came out; and when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished.  Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there: and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation. (Matthew 12:43-45)

When the demon comes out of a person (his house), it tries to come back to that same person because he loves a familiar enviroment. If the person has not changed the way he lives, and continues in sin, the house is ready to receive the demons back.

Then your situation might be worse than before. The “seven other spirits more wicked than himself” are explained thus:
And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins. Leviticus 26:18


And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins. Leviticus 26:21

Then will I also walk contrary unto you, and will punish you yet seven times for your sins. (Leviticus 26:24)

Then I will walk contrary unto you also in fury; and I, even I, will chastise you seven times for your sins. (Leviticus 26:28)

Daniel 4:16
Let his mind be changed from that of a man and let him be given the mind of an animal, till seven times pass by for him.

This course provides an overview of the foundational truths of Christianity. The contents of this course are based on the Articles of Faith and Practice of CTHIM Ministry. The lessons include studies of doctrinal truths, historical background, and practical Christian living. This course, Cornerstone Foundations, is not an apologetic study (trying to show proofs for the doctrinal statements of the church), but it approaches the Articles of Faith and Practice of the CTHIM Ministry as fact. It is a required course in the discipleship program of CTHIM Ministry. This book will help you to  grow  and flourish in your faith after.