Go and sin no more.


John 5:8 Yahshua / Jesus said to him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” 
9 And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. 
10 The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.”
11 He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’”
12 Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 
13 But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place. 
14 Afterward Yahshua / Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.”

At the pool of Bethsaida, Yahshua heals a man who had been crippled for 38 years. He said to Him, “Rise, take up your bed and walk.” And immediately the man was made well, took up his bed, and walked. And that day was the Sabbath. 

If we want to upset the temple Jews this it seems is a good way to do it. Just healing someone on the Sabbath in their eyes was a sin in their backwards way of things.

The Jews therefore said to him who was cured, “It is the Sabbath; it is not lawful for you to carry your bed.” (Vs 10)

What was He supposed to do? Just leave His bed there at the pool? But, had it violated the Spirit of God’s Law, we can be sure Yahshua would have found some other way.

He answered them, “He who made me well said to me, ‘Take up your bed and walk.’” Then they asked him, “Who is the Man who said to you, ‘Take up your bed and walk’?” 
But the one who was healed did not know who it was, for Yahshua / Jesus had withdrawn, a multitude being in that place.  (Vs 11-13)

He doesn’t even know the name of the Man who had healed Him, but Yahshua is going to fix that.

Afterward Yahshua / Jesus found him in the temple, and said to him, “See, you have been made well. Sin no more, lest a worse thing come upon you.” (Vs 14)

That is very similar to what He said to the woman who was caught in adultery,

“Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” (John 8:11)

Similar because that is what He does, He forgives sin. Which leads me to believe that this man who was disabled because of His lameness, and was crippled either because of his sin, or sin that was passed down to Him from his parents. In either case, His sin was removed from Him when he was healed.

For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments. (Exodus 20:5)

Perhaps we can glean from this short testimony that sickness and adversity is caused by sin. A when there’s an intervention through prayer, and the laying on of hands. what happens to that person who is being prayed over? If indeed sin causes illness, then his or her sin will be forgiven in the healing process.

Something to ponder the next time someone needs to be healed.

“Go and sin no more.”

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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2 Replies to “Go and sin no more.”

    1. You know chuck I’ve been healed; sinned and a worse thing happened to me. I can really relate to the first and story line .

      Hey we may be moving to OK; picking up the truck Monday; heading that way; open minded.

      Thank you, Russ

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