Crossing the Bridge of Forgiveness

wpid-wp-1436810307735.jpegBut Jesus went to the Mount of Olives.
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. Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such should be stoned. But what do You say?” 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.

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.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. 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. 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?”

She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” (John 8:1-11)

Don’t we all sin? If not with adultery, than many other sins. Are not the sins of worshiping anything else but Our Lord God spiritual adultery? The woman who has sinned was brought before the Pharisees, and they brought her before Jesus for judgment. But has our redemptive soul not brought us to the judgment before our consciousness, where we have condemned ourselves, judged ourselves and failed to forgive ourselves?

Jesus Christ has displayed unconditional love with His grace towards the unfortunate woman, albeit, have we displayed the same grace towards ourselves? “I do not condemn you; go and sin no more” says Jesus to you and I. But we scream at ourselves worse than the Pharisees who walked away, Guilty, Guilty… you do not deserve to call yourself the Child of God, Guilty, you are not forgiven!!!

We are thrown by our own consciousness like kindle in the deep of the world storms; we suffer like a wounded animal hiding from our own shame. We destroy ourselves worse than any tyrant judge in a failing world. We have created our own hell, forgetting about the eternal life and hell.

But God commended his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us. Therefore, fear not, for there is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear: because fear has torment. He that fears is not made perfect in love. (Romans 5:8 & 1 John 4:18)

The Lord God has forgiven you, and not for your own sake, but for the sake of Jesus. “I, even I, am he who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more. Review the past for me, let us argue the matter together; state the case for your innocence.” (Isaiah 45:25-26)

The case of your innocence is the blood! By the Blood of Jesus you have been made white as snow. He invites you to reason, argue and discuss! What kind of God comes down from the Heavens to argue with His creation!?! A Loving Father!!!

For ye have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear; but ye have received the Spirit of adoption, whereby we cry, Abba, Father. (Roman 8:15)

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