Steve Coerper (18 Oct 2011)
""Go and sin no more ..."   Post-script"

 
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 11:26).
 
Best,
 
Steve
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