This 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.
“Go 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, Oregon.
“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.
[the late] DR. BILL BRIGHT
Founder [and former] President
Campus Crusade for Christ International”
A Few Excerpts…
“This book provides a massive spiritual assortment of ammunition we can use to wage war against the flesh, the devil, and the world.”
“There 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)
“Paul 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.” (p. 65)
“…sin 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).” (p. 66)
“Why sin 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)
“God shows us the traps in advance [through his Word]. Satan only shows us the bait.” (p.85)
This book 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.
The full name of the book is:
A CALL TO HOLINESS
By Michael L. Brown
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