She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.” John 8:11
As Christians we love to preach the good news that our sins are forgiven. However do we tell people they also need to Repent and Sin No More? When Jesus came to judge the woman who was caught committing adultery, Jesus forgave her of her sin. However he also instructed her to “Sin No More”! Jesus didn’t say ok go on living your sinful life he called her to repentance
Repent- The Greek word for repent is “Metanoeo” which means “to change ones mind”
True Repentance means a total change in your lifestyle. When Jesus tells us to Repent it doesn’t mean to just say your sorry and make no changes to your life. Repentance is a total transformation of your life. It means to give up your sins and live for God. Many people think becoming a Christian is just repeating a prayer or asking God for forgiveness. Repentance is about truly accepting Jesus as your Lord and Savior and leaving your sinful ways in the past
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, so that you may prove what the will of God is, that which is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:2
Don’t continue to live in sin as the world does, but become transformed (Born Again) by the renewing of your mind. When you truly become saved, you will become baptized by the Holy Spirit, which will dwell in you and work to sanctify you
No longer will you be a slave to sin and death, but you are a new Creature in Christ. Jesus has freed you from your sin at the cross, now “Sin No More” and become a Living Sacrifice for God Amen!