Neither do I Condemn You By Rev Eastwood Anaba
THE WORD SIROCCO
Saturday, April 27, 2019
Topic: Neither do I Condemn You
John 8:1-11; Luke 4:1-19
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.
“For This Purpose” by Eastwood Anaba
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