Neither do I Condemn You By Rev Eastwood Anaba


Saturday, April 27, 2019

Theme: Purpose

Topic: Neither do I Condemn You

Scripture Reading:

John  8:1-11; Luke 4:1-19

Main Text:

Luke 4:18

18 The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor; he hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised,

Many  preachers  and  teachers  use the  Word  of God  to  bring  people  into  captivity  instead  of  freeing  them.  They misinterpret  the  Scriptures  and  make  life  more  burdensome  for their  hearers  making  God  inaccessible  to  them. Jesus  Christ demonstrated  practical  aspects  of  the  Gospel  He preached  by  liberating  a  woman  accused  of  adultery.

The  guilt  of sin  held  her  captive  and  her  accusers  used  the  tool  of  religion  to incarcerate her further. Jesus used the power of His  Word and His authority  to  liberate  her (John 8:7-11). The  woman’s  accusers  did  not  bother  to  accuse  the  male  partner in  the  act  of  adultery.  All  they  were  obsessed  with  was  to  destroy  the poor woman.

 Jesus Christ confronted them as He opposed their spirit of  religion,  which  they  used  to  attack  a  woman  who  needed  forgiveness, not  condemnation.  His  words  to  her  –  neither  do  I  condemn  thee:  go, and  sin  no  more  – concluded  this  episode  of  her  deliverance.  These words  were  a  declaration  of  emancipation  that  certainly  would  have triggered  a  flow  of  thanksgiving  and  praise  to  God.


Pray for the wisdom to lift the condemned with your words.

 Extract From: 

“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba

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