John 5:14, John 8:11.
There are two people who Jesus told specifically to “Sin No More”: the man at the pool of Bethesda and the woman caught in adultery, let’s by the help of the Spirit look into their lives individually and glean wisdom therein.
The Woman Caught in Adultery.
If she was caught in adultery, it means she has an husband! Marriage is never an antidote to sexual immorality.
The you you cannot control when you are single, you will never be able to control when you are married.
Nothing, including marriage can deliver us from the onslaught of immorality save the finished works of Christ.
MARRIAGE IS A VACUUM, WHAT WE FIND IN IT IS WHAT WE BRING INTO IT.
She was Caught.
Not by God o, but by fellow sinners.
EVEN SINNERS HATE SIN, HENCE THAT A MAN SPEAKS AGAINST SIN OR CONDEMNS IT DOES NOT MAKE HIM A SAINT.
‘Saintness’ is not by words, don’t be carried away, a man of God is not only known by his anti-sin sermons, it is the received, learned and lived life of Christ that makes saints saints. CATCHING SINNERS IS NOT EQUAL TO RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Where is her partner?
Adultery is a business of two people, so where is her business partner? Who knows where? A sinner is always alone no matter his colleagues, you’re not in it together o, I tell you the truth, you’re on your own.
None who sins with you is in love with you, one who loves you will never sin with you, when you’re caught, then you will realize how alone you are. True love is pure.
She was brought to Christ as a bait.
Is this not the state of some of us- sinners bringing a sinner before God for judgement? Many who are to appear before Christ for their own life are bringing offenders before him for judgements, why pray that God should judge our enemies, when we are due for greater judgement?
SIN DOES NOT SEE ITS GREATER WRONG DOING, IT DOES SEE CLEARLY THE LESSER MISTAKES OF OTHERS AND SINNERS DON’T HAVE MERCY ON THEIR COLLEAGUES.
She was brought to Christ.
This is her victory, she was brought to Christ. Whatever drags you to Christ no matter its motive has done you the greatest favor of your life, for in no wise will Christ cast you away,
don’t despise the shame, it is better to be shamed by sin than to be damned by it,
come to Christ.
Let Christ judge you guiltless, come to him, every other person including you will judge you guilty and due for death.
DON’T ALLOW LIFE TO CATCH YOU, IT MIGHT NOT DRAG YOU TO CHRIST, IT MIGHT TAKE YOU STRAIGHT TO CRISIS. MORE SO, YOU’RE NOT SAFE UNTIL CHRIST FORGIVES YOU.
Be sure the judgement will be SIN NO MORE, all you need is to come to Jesus, He awaits you.
The Man at the Pool of Bethesda
After 38years of being an invalid, he was finally healed and later told by the one who healed him ‘Sin No More’.
If he was sick for 38years and did not die, He must have fallen sick at younger age.
The law of sowing and reaping divides the days of man in two; the time to sow and the time to reap. The days to sow is characterized by the presence of strength, seed and soil; these are the defining days of a man’s life and hence the days when the tempter devotes more time and attention to man. The future we desire and detest are both an harvest, an harvest of a seed sown. Every thought, words and actions are seeds sown, the harvest of which is the future.
He cannot but be a beggar and a victim of hunger him who sleeps at his planting season, HE WHO GROWS FAT IN HIS PLANTING SEASON BY EATING HIS SEED WILL AT THE TIME OF HARVEST DRINK HIS TEARS.
Invalid For 38years.
The bullet that will kill an elephant does not have to be as big as an elephant, few minutes of sin is enough to waste a lifetime, he did not sin for 38years to be an invalid for 38years. Would it have occurred to him that that act of sin would cost him 38years?
WHAT SIN WILL GIVE YOU FOR EMPLOYING YOU FOR FEW MINUTES WILL LAST YOU FOR A LIFETIME.
A lot will embrace the pleasure of sin because they believe God will always forgive their error; this is a great deceitfulness of sin. It’s like allowing a cobra to bite you because there is an anti venom at the hospital. Whatever makes sin appealing is Satan, agreeing with such might be fatal; He was told to sin no more after 38years of his life has been spent on the floor of sickness. The 38 wasted years notwithstanding, it is sin no more.
He had no one to help him into the pool.
Doesn’t he have a family, what of his friends, what could have been his offence that not even someone volunteered to help him into the pool, doesn’t he even have anyone whose heart he has touched before?
It is always better never to be a victim for no one but God can be God no matter the relationship you share, a man in trouble is an island even though he is surrounded by a sea of men.
No relationship should be strong enough to make you fall, just as a trap cannot heal it’s victim, no relationship that makes you fall can sustain you.
Sin No More, so that nothing worse will happen to you.
Does a man whom sin has made an invalid for 38years need to be told not to sin anymore? Yes. Jesus knows that a man’s experience does not have the capacity to stop him from sinning, the consequences of sin does not have the ability to make a man a saint, only the Truth (God’s word) sanctifies, troubles cannot transform a man nor punishment purge him just as no beating can turn a goat into a man. NOTHING BUT GOD’S WORD CAN RESCUE YOU FROM THAT ADDICTION, NOTHING.
Wait o, can something worse happen to a man than being sick for 38years? Yes. Sin has more dangerous wages in stock for every of it’s worker. Have mercy on yourself by running away from sin, after sin has wasted 38years of his life, Jesus told him not to sin anymore lest something worse happen; meaning if he goes back to sin, sin has worse than 38years of invalidity for him; or is eternity in hell not worse than 38years of sickness?
This is the conclusion of the whole matter:
- Knowing that Sin No More is available shouldn’t make us to sin, both the adulterous woman and the invalid got Sin No More, but one got it after 38 wasted years.
- Have you sinned? Sin No More is waiting, don’t wait for it to come to you, it might not meet you alive, better run to it before it is late.
- He who died for you while you’re a sinner will go to any extent to cleanse you from sins, He loves you more than you think, come to Jesus.