is recommended reading for Messianic Jewish and Sabbatarian
Churches of God brethren prior to and during the Days of Unleavened
Bread (starting at Passover).
This book is all about putting spiritual "leaven"-sin-out of our lives.
It shows just how evil sin really is, how devastating
it is to our very lives.
And Sin No More" book review
"Go and Sin No More
is a masterful book on an unpopular subject.
Speaking as one who has and is experiencing a revival
of cleansing and deliverance, Michael Brown brings to the
table a rich resource for all who seek a biblical view of
sin and its absolute consequences to the believer's soul."
FRANK DAMAZIO Senior Pastor, City Bible Church, Portland,
"Personal holiness is the key to God's
ultimate plans for us all.
"Be ye holy; for I am holy" (1 Pet. 1:16 KJV) is a
command, not a suggestion.
Romans 8:29 clearly emphasizes this great truth: "For
those God foreknew He also predestinated to be conformed to
the likeness of his Son, that He might be the firstborn among
many brothers." Conformed
to His likeness! That
is what God's call to us to live holy lives is all about. It's the central element of God's wonderful
plan for our lives.
How can we be holy? In ourselves, we cannot. We can only do so by the ministry of the Holy
Spirit within us. [So
if you try-all on your own--to apply this book to your life
to break the chains of a sin or sins that are binding you,
it will not help. You
must be born-again, filled and indwelt by the Holy Spirit
of God before this book will do you any good whatsoever. But if you are indwelt by the Holy Spirit, this
book is powerful. It
is spiritual weaponry of immense power, it is a cutting torch
which directs the Holy Spirit in your life, cutting those
chains of repetitive sin that may be binding you.]
That is why for 47 years Campus Crusade for Christ-now
in 172 countries with a staff of 19,000 and 181,000 volunteers-has
strongly emphasized the ministry of the Holy Spirit. "For it is God which worketh in you both to
will and to do of His good pleasure" (Phil. 2:13, KJV). We cannot
effectively do anything, even witness for Christ, without
the enabling and power of the Holy Spirit.Go and Sin No More is a magnificent, comprehensive
work on the important but oft-neglected subject of holiness. Dr. Michael L. Brown's wonderful insights make
this one of those rare life-changing books. Every Christian who reads it will be blessed
and will never be the same.
I believe it is God's message for this hour.
DR. BILL BRIGHT
[and former] President
Crusade for Christ International"
A Few Excerpts.
provides a massive spiritual assortment of ammunition we can
use to wage war against the flesh, the devil, and the world."
are three things sin will always do.
It will keep you longer than you intended to stay,
take you further than you intended to go, and cost you more
than you intended to spend.
Sin is treacherous!
And since we know we're in a daily battle,
let's arm ourselves with all the ammunition we can to help
us submit to God and say no to the flesh, the devil, and the
world." (pp. 60-61)
wrote that a little leaven leavens the whole lump (see 1 Cor.
5:6; Gal 5:9), and the Word tells us that one man's sin-Achan
in Joshua 7-caused thirty-six Israelites to die, since his
transgression stopped the Lord from going out to battle with
His people. There was
an enemy in God's own camp!
Yet he sinned secretly, none of the leaders knew anything about it-meaning
that our secret sins can have public consequences too. This is a deep spiritual matter, my friend."
can render the anointing ineffective.
It is literally poison to our whole spiritual system. There are tragic stories, stories that we know
too well, of men and women who were mightily used by God until
sin drained them dry. [and
I might add, this is talking about repetitive sin, not the
occasional slip-up which we confess and don't keep repeating.].Think
of a godly woman mightily used to heal the sick.
How much suffering is relieved through her ministry,
how much torment lifted.But she gets caught up in greed, mishandling
the ministry funds an lying to her constituents. Before you know it, the anointing is gone! For a while it appeared as if she could mess
up and minister at the same time.
But no, the pollution gradually drove the Holy Spirit
away. Sin saps the anointing, be it the anointing
to preach or teach, the anointing to heal or deliver, the
anointing to counsel or lead-sin will steal it and leave nothing
in return. Worst of all, by destroying the anointing on
one person's life, hundreds, thousands, even millions of others
who could have been blessed through that vessel will have
to turn elsewhere.you have a sacred duty not to squander that
divine enabling. Many
lives are dependent on your faithfulness.
So don't let sin put out the embers that burn in your
heart; rather, fan them into flame (see 2 Tim. 1:6)."
if you know that sooner or later you're going to get caught? Why do something in secret that eventually will
be known in public? Why
defile yourself under the covering of darkness if your unclean
act will eventually be brought to light?.You see, in God's
universe, nobody really "gets away" with anything.
"The sins of some men are obvious, reaching the place
of judgment ahead of them; the sins of others trail behind
them" (1 Tim. 5:24). One
way or another, what we do will catch up with us, either in
this world or in the world to come.
"In the same way, good deeds are obvious, and even
those that are not cannot be hidden." (1 Tim. 5:25).Of course,
if you truly repent and turn from your sins, the Lord will
wipe them away, sometimes even softening the blow of the negative
consequences of those wrongful acts." (pp. 72-73)
us the traps in advance [through his Word]. Satan only shows us the bait." (p.85)
is all about those traps and bait of Satan, sin, and the reasons why we should avoid
them at all costs. Reading
this book in a slow, meditative way will actually give a believer
the ability to cut through the chains of longstanding habits
of sin. If you find
yourself bound by a particular sinful habit, a secret sin-habit
no one knows about, do read this book. As the late Dr. Bill Bright said, it
will change your life.
name of the book is:
and SIN NO MORE
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