Steve Coerper (18
""Go and sin no more
Dear John and Doves -
I was remiss, in failing to point
out another key detail in this story. Jesus, in John 8:7
and again in verse 10 "raised Himself up" (Strongs
G352) which is the Greek word anakyptō.
This word appears two more times in the New Testament.
The same word is used in Luke 21:28 -
"Now when these things begin to happen, look up
(anakyptō) and lift up your heads, because your
redemption draws near."
The fourth appearance of anakyptō in the New Testament may be the most
remarkable. It appears in Luke 13:11 -
And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity
eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise
[herself] up (anakyptō).
Rewind 18 years from today and
we're in the fall of 1993. The Oslo
Accords were completed on 20 August 1993 officially
signed at a public ceremony in Washington, DC on 13 September
1993. Since that time, "the woman" (Israel) has clearly
had a "spirit of infirmity" and has been precluded from
raising herself up. (These "accords" do not seem to have
hampered Israel's enemies at all!)
So in John 8 we see the Lord
raising His body, in Luke 21 the "raising up" is
connected with our redemption, and in Luke 13 another woman is
given freedom from infirmity. I would submit that this
is a hazy but discernable picture of what we all anticipate in
the very near future: the Body of Christ will be raised
up to a place where she can sin no more, and Israel will touch
the hem of His garment and will be nationally healed (Romans