Jesus said, "Go and sin no more." Let's go into the word and pray the Holy Spirit gives us understanding. In Jesus name. Amen.
Let's look at John 8:10-1110 When Jesus had lifted up himself, and saw none but the woman, he said unto her, Woman, where are those thine accusers? hath no man condemned thee?11 She said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee: go, and sin no more.
Jesus speaking to the woman says, " hath no man condemned thee? she said, No man, Lord. And Jesus said unto her, Neither do I condemn thee:"
After the woman had been accused of adultery by the scribes and Pharisees they brought her to Jesus. "7 So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her."
The Pharisees were trying to trap Jesus. They didn't care about this woman's act of adultery. These religious leaders were trying to say to Jesus that the Law no longer mattered? Jesus reminds the religious leaders that he did not come to abolish the Law but to fulfill it.
The Pharisees focused on the "letter of the law" not the spirit of it. Christ showed the Pharisees that obeying the" letter of the law" was a physical action but obeying the" spirit of the law" requires more than just an outward action it involves the heart and attitude of the mind.
Let's go to where Jesus confronts a man about sin. John 5:12-1412 Then asked they him, What man is that which said unto thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?
13 And he that was healed wist not who it was: for Jesus had conveyed himself away, a multitude being in that place.14 Afterward Jesus findeth him in the temple, and said unto him, Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee.
The Jews were questioning the man who Jesus healed. Jesus told the man, " Behold, thou art made whole: sin no more, lest a worse thing come unto thee."
We are not told exactly what this mans condition was but by Jesus' words we know it was caused by sin. Was Jesus saying to the man "Go and sin no more" Or was Jesus warning this man that worse things would come upon him IF he sinned that same sin again? Pray for understanding in the name of Jesus.
"Go and sin no more," was this Jesus' warning to the woman and man to sin no more and be perfect? Or was Jesus telling them to change their ways of sinful living, repent and follow HIM?
Since coming to Christ, I have had a change of heart. I want to obey Jesus and follow HIM. I don't want to sin willfully and I repent immediately when I am convicted in my heart of any sin I have committed. Father God changed my heart when I was born again. Amen.
I believe when Jesus said, "Go and sin no more" HE was warning us to not commit the same sin again but to repent. Jesus said, Matthew 4:17 17 From that time Jesus began to preach, and to say, Repent: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.
When will we be free from sin? "7 For he that is dead is freed from sin."
Romans 6:1-7 What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?2 God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?3 Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death?4 Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life.5 For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection:6 Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin.
7 For he that is dead is freed from sin.
In Jesus with love,