Tuesday, September 4, 2012

The Gift Of No Condemnation

John 8:11 - … “Neither do I condemn u; go and sin no more.”

When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brought before Him by the scribes & Pharisees, the religious mafia of His day. They tried 2 trap Him by posing a question that was difficult 2 answer: “Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 
(John 8:5

Jesus answered, “He who is without sin among u, let him throw a stone at her first.” (John 8:7) The scribes & Pharisees began 2 leave one by one till none of them were left.

The people in the crowd who wanted 2 condemn the woman could not. But Jesus, the only one in the crowd who truly had the power 2 condemn her, would not. He then asked her, “Woman… Has no one condemned u?” (John 8:10)

He spoke such words of grace 2 her bcoz He loved her. Also, by asking her the question, He was giving her a chance 2 speak words of no condemnation 2 herself — “No one [condemns me], Lord.” (John 8:11

Jesus not only spoke words of grace 2 her, He also gave her the gift of no condemnation — “Neither do I condemn u; go & sin no more”. It was when she received the gift of no condemnation that she had the power 2 “go & sin no more”.

Today, u have the gift of no condemnation bcoz the Son of God was condemned 4 all your sins. (Romans 8:1) Today, God cannot condemn u when u sin bcoz He is faithful & just 2 what His Son has done. 

So if the devil tries 2 convince u that God is angry with u when u blow it, just say, “God does not condemn me today bcoz He has already condemned Jesus at the cross 2,000 years ago!” 

Unfortunately, we still hear people saying, “Go & sin no more first, then I won’t condemn u.” Maybe u have been saying this 2 yourself too. But God says, “I don’t condemn u. Go & sin no more.” He gives u the gift of no condemnation, so that u have the strength 2 go & sin no more!

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