Summary: Understanding grace and learning the benefits that flow from Christ unto every believer is essential. This word will help every believer to grow in their relationship with Christ.
(A Waterfall of His Grace)
The Power to Sin No More John 8:1-12
1 But Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2 Now early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people came to Him; and He sat down and taught them. 3 Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, 4 they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. 5 Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 6 This they said, testing Him, that they might have something of which to accuse Him. But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, as though He did not hear.7 So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” 8 And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 9 Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience,went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst. 10 When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her,“Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you?” 11 She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” 12 Then Jesus spoke to them again, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows Me shall not walk in darkness, but have the light of life.”
The law teaches, If you stop sinning, God will not condemn you. Grace say’s, “I have taken your sin and condemnation on the cross. Now, you can go and sin no more.” One of the greatest gifts a believer can receive is the gift of no condemnation.
Paul wrote in Romans 6:14 For sin shall not have dominion over you, for you are not under law but under grace.
When you understand that you can live without condemnation, you will experience heaven on earth.
This is the original translation of Romans 8:1ASV There is therefore now no condemnation to them that are in Christ Jesus. (walking in the flesh or the Spirit was added latter)
My forgiveness is not dependent on what I do, but on what Jesus has done.
Look at Mark 2:1-12ASV And when he entered again into Capernaum after some days, it was noised that he was in the house.Â 2 And many were gathered together, so that there was no longer room for them, no, not even about the door: and he spake the word unto them.Â 3 And they come, bringing unto him a man sick of the palsy, borne of four.Â 4 And when they could not come nigh unto him for the crowd, they uncovered the roof where he was: and when they had broken it up, they let down the bed whereon the sick of the palsy lay.Â 5 And Jesus seeing their faith saith unto the sick of the palsy, Son, thy sins are forgiven.6 But there were certain of the scribes sitting there, and reasoning in their hearts,7 Why doth this man thus speak? he blasphemeth: who can forgive sins but one, even God?8 And straightway Jesus, perceiving in his spirit that they so reasoned within themselves, saith unto them, Why reason ye these things in your hearts?9 Which is easier, to say to the sick of the palsy, Thy sins are forgiven; or to say, Arise, and take up thy bed, and walk?10 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath authority on earth to forgive sins (he saith to the sick of the palsy),11 I say unto thee, Arise, take up thy bed, and go unto thy house.12 And he arose, and straightway took up the bed, and went forth before them all; insomuch that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying, We never saw it on this fashion.
What good is healing without forgiveness? Notice, that Jesus telling this man his sins were forgiven, was all about Jesus and nothing about this man’s efforts.
*Hebrew 10:16-20ASV 16 This is the covenant that I will make with them After those days, saith the Lord: I will put my laws on their heart, And upon their mind also will I write them; then saith he, 17 And their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.18 Now where remission of these is, there is no more offering for sin.19 Having therefore, brethren, boldness to enter into the holy place by the blood of Jesus,Â 20 by the way which he dedicated for us, a new and living way, through the veil, that is to say, his flesh;