Joseph Prince — Break Every Bad Habit With Christ
Jesus paid for my sins to be forgiven. Jesus paid. I am telling you, at the cross, all of God's claims of holiness and righteousness are fully met at the cross. God is glorified. The law has been magnified, fulfilled, and set aside. We are no more under law!
You ready for the Word? Praise God. Last Sunday, we saw the story of the woman caught in adultery. Don't forget that story is only told us in the Gospel of John, all right. In the synoptic gospels Matthew, Mark, and Luke, there's no mention of that story, all right. Some stories are mentioned in all the synoptic gospels, but in John, in John's Gospel only you find the woman caught in adultery.
Because it starts off by telling you that Jesus is the Word made flesh. In the beginning was the Word, the Word made flesh, came and dwelt among us. And the miracles that he did in John are called signs. Everyone say signs.
Signs point to something, all right, that is a reality, okay? Sign itself is nothing, but it's what it points to. So, all the miracles in the Gospel of John, even though the woman caught in adultery is not exactly a miracle in the strictest sense of the word, it's not opening the eyes of the blind or cleansing the leper, which Jesus does also but in fact it's a miracle when someone's life is transformed. And Jesus is able to look at the Jewish people who are holding rocks in their hands and, one by one, they dropped their rocks and left that woman alone.
Jesus saved her. And yet, Jesus did not do it by compromising the law. He upheld the law, amen? He was the only one. He says that, "He that's without sin cast the first stone." And the only one without sin was our Lord Jesus. But he refused to cast a stone. And everyone left, they all slank away. One by one, they left, leaving Jesus and the woman. And don't forget what Jesus told the woman, "Neither do I condemn you. Neither do I condemn you. Go and sin no more."
So, don't forget the order. The order is very important. The reason why we want to free people from no condemnation is because of this order. When people are freed from condemnation, the sin fall off. The addictions fall off. Are you listening, all right?