I Do Not Have to Live Like This Any Longer (John 8:11-12) )

...And Jesus said to her, “ Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” 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.”
John 8:11-12

The other night I had a comforting and yet perplexing dream. I was in a place surrounded with other believers and while I did not see Jesus, I was filled with tremendous peace knowing that the presence of God was there. Was I supposed to be in Heaven? I did not know. But somehow I realized that any sins I had, frustrations, behaviors that were prone to angry outbursts, were gone. God had recreated and resurrected me to a state where sin could no longer dwell within me. Sin was simply not an option any longer. I would sin no more.

I was confused, unsure whether this was truly happening to me. But then someone came up to me, agitated, demanding an explanation for what was happening. Instead of getting upset, I looked at this person and realized that I no longer needed to respond in anger or hurt because sin no longer existed in me.

I looked around and saw that everyone was earnestly studying and memorizing Bible verses. I knew that unless I truly understood and kept the Word of God at the tip of my lips and within my heart, I would not be able to truly experience the full blessings of God and Heaven.

I awoke with my heart pounding. I am really unsure why; perhaps it was fear of being so close to the presence of God, perhaps it was the fear that I have not done enough with my time on earth to learn God’s Word or to repent of my sins. I recounted the dream and analyzed it, holding it up to God’s Word. There was nothing in the dream that could be supported by the Bible’s description of Heaven. However, the dream was a vivid reminder that someday, sin will no longer an option because Jesus will give me a new body and new nature, like His. I do not have to live like this any longer.

I know my Savior lives and because of Him, all sins are wiped away. Because of Him, I can stand redeemed and reconciled to God.


Love and respect the Lord; seek His will in your life.