Q. 1. Does it say anywhere in the Word that God will release me from my own foolishness as I have paid a very high price for it over and over again. 2. Is it true that He would not have healed me if He had not also forgiven me? 3. Lastly, if someone apostatized – not just backslid, are they still covered under grace?
A. In 2 Cor. 5:17 Paul said is anyone is in Christ He is a new creation, the old has gone the new has come, so from God’s perspective the pre-Christian you no longer exists. When you act like the pre-Christian you, even after being saved, God does not attribute the behavior to you but to the sin that still lives in you (Romans 7:18-20).
It’s important to remember that when you were saved all the sins of your life, past, present, and future, were forgiven (Colossians 2:13-14). By His once-for-all-time sacrifice Jesus has made you perfect forever (Hebr. 10:12-14). Other wise God could not have guaranteed your inheritance when you first believed (Ephes. 1:13-14).
According to James 5:14-15 forgiveness and healing go hand in hand. And it’s impossible for a born again believer to backslide or fall into apostasy. The words “backslide” and “backslider” do not appear in the New Testament, and as I said above our inheritance is guaranteed from the time we believe. No one can take us out of the Lord’s hands (John 10:27-30) or separate us from the Love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord (Romans 8:38-39). No one includes we ourselves.