A born again child of God must be careful to keep himself pure, unstained by sin and not allow Himself to be distracted from Jesus. We only have the power to resist the devil and overcome evil, as long as we stay focused on Jesus.
Many believers once accepted Jesus, were born again and set free from sin and addictions but they got caught by the snares of satan. Instead of following Jesus, they are controlled and manipulated by the devil. That is the situation with the vast majority of Christian believers. They are not saints, they have fallen, they are sinners.
Many have been deceived by churches, to believe that it is acceptable for a Christian to sin, and therefor they are not even trying to stop sinning and be pure and holy. Most churches do not preach holiness. They preach lies. They say:"We are all snners." Those who follow Jesus do not sin. They are saints. Sinners will not enter heaven.
Those who are born again and who follow Jesus, are in the world, but not of the world. They live to different standards, they obey the teachings of Jesus, as also recorded in the gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. They are led by the Holy Spirit. They live to please Jesus and therefor they do not try to fit in with the ungodly. They do not follow after celebrities and worldly trends. Those who fit in with the world get ensnared by sin and they do not follow Jesus. They are on the broad road that leads to destruction. "Friendship with the world is enmity with God. He who wishes to be friends with the world, makes Himself an enemy of God."
Most so called Chistian churches are of the world, not of Jesus. Most churches are worldly organizations that deceive believers with false teachings, assuring them of eternal salvation, giving them false security, while they ensnare them, cursing those who do not give at least a tenth of their income to the church, and who dare to leave the church. They use Bible verses to deceive and bewitch believers. They are of satan and they are taking many to hell. The greatest deception is in the churches. Do not be caught by them, greedy wolves, looking for sheep to slaughter.
The only way to have eternal life is to follow and obey Jesus Christ, but you have to stay with Him. If you accept Jesus and are born again, He sets you free from the bondage of sin and addictions. He makes you FREE, but if you turn away from Jesus and go back to sin, you will go into bondage. Many believers are in worse sin and bondage than they were when they first believed in Jesus. God is not mocked. If we choose sin above obeying Jesus, He will hand us over to our evil desires and we will bear the consequences. Many believers who have backslid and been caught in sin, are continuously tormented. They have anxiety and panic attacks. They are in constant fear and conviction of their sin. They are being destroyed by their addictions. They have no peace because they know they are heading for destruction.
Don`t get caught by the devil. He will destroy you. Stay with Jesus. Obey and follow Him. If you have been caught in satan's snares, do not let anything stop you. Run back to Jesus. Seek Him with all your heart and all your power. He will set you free if you repent and earnestly seek Him. Then stay with Him at all cost, and do not stray. To be with Jesus is the only safe place to be.
May Jesus bless you.