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What Jesus wrote on the ground ?
Jesus recognizes immediately that it is a set-up—–Jesus lay his life down on Good Friday for the GUILTY, and set us free at CALVARY. In his death, we have received freedom and his righteousness–right standing with God.

Jer 17:13,—-they that depart from me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters
The scribes and Pharisees approach Jesus and present the dilemma. The woman is undoubtedly guilty of adultery, and according to the Law of Moses she should be punished by death. But this cannot be done, since the Roman overlords have stripped Jewish leaders of the power to execute a criminal. What is to be done?
Jesus recognizes immediately that it is a set-up. He knows that if he pronounces the sentence of death on the woman, he is flouting Roman law. If he lets her off, he is flouting the Law of Moses. What is he to do?
Instead of answering, Jesus does something unexpected – always a good ploy. He bends down and writes with his finger on the stone paving of the courtyard. What is he writing? Nobody knows. There have been many erudite theories on the subject, many clever suggestions, but no real answer.
The point is that he uses the time it took to write, and the act of writing, to unnerve his adversaries – and possibly to give himself time to think of a response, or calm his anger. Remember that he was man as well as God, with all a normal human being’s doubts and uncertainties. Many people doodle when they are upset or deep in thought – perhaps he was one of them.
He may also have been trying to avoid confrontation by pretending to ignore it, another common human ploy.
But the questioners are not to be put off. They keep on demanding an answer, until Jesus straightens up and faces them. Then he says the direct, devastating words that have shaped so much of Christian thinking: ‘Let anyone among you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone.’
Then he bends down again and resumes tracing with his finger on the ground.
The authority of his words and presence obviously affects them. They are silenced at last. One by one, beginning with the most respected man among them, they melt away into the gathering crowd. Eventually, Jesus is left alone with the woman still standing in front of him. He straightens up again, and speaks to her. ‘Where are your accusers?’ he asks. ‘Has no-one seen fit to condemn you?’ She simply answers ‘No-one, sir.’
‘Then I do not condemn you either’ says Jesus. ‘Go on your way, and do not sin anymore.’
Jesus does not condone what she had done, or dismiss her sin as unimportant, or understandable. He knows, and she does too, that what she has done is wrong. But he condemns the sin, not the sinner, and commands her not to sin again. The woman is called to change, but the message is aimed directly at each one of us.

The pardoned woman, is now called, the Church of the Living God, The Body of Christ: she replied in: ” Jer 17: 14 Heal me, O lord, and I shall be healed: save me and I shall be saved , for thou art my praise.
The story falls into two sections:
1 The scene is set, with time and place (John 8:2-3) It is early morning, and Jesus is at the Temple, ready to teach whoever comes to listen to him. Some respected Jewish leaders bring a woman to him. She has been found guilty of adultery. Jesus was known to preach forgiveness. Would he condemn this woman, or let her go? After all, adultery was a serious sin that damaged herself, her children, her family, and the community.
2 The dilemma, and Jesus’ response (John 8:4-11) The leaders (scribes and Pharisees) challenged him to find a solution to a problem: what was to be done with this woman, who had been found guilty of adultery, a capital crime? Jesus did not question her guilt, neither did he condone it. He enigmatically refused to speak, but instead wrote in the gravel. Then he straightened up, looked at the crowd of accusers and said ‘Let he who is without sin cast the first stone’. In essence, he was asking them to examine their own consciences. One by one the crowd melted away. Jesus told the woman to go, and not to sin again.
Faith Kennedy Ephesians 5:32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the Church–[The Body of the Living God].
Agatha von Devry In order for the church to display the multifarious wisdom of God to the enemy and to the whole universe, Christ Himself became wisdom from God to us as righteousness, sanctification, and redemption.
ThunderChica After being born again with the divine life, all the believers in Christ are in the process of being sanctified: their old element is being discharged and God’s new element, His holy life and nature, is being added to their being little by little and day by day so that they would be inwardly transformed with God’s life.
Eventually, all the believers in Christ will be transfigured by God through the redemption of their body by Christ, as He fully saturates their being with His divine life.The result is that God gets a corporate expression and through the church He manifests His multifarious wisdom to the enemy, thus defeating him and putting him to shame.It is easy to corrupt someone and then destroy him as Satan did, but it is not that easy to take someone who has been usurped and corrupted, and make him one with God and even the same as God in life and nature but not in the Godhead. This is what God is doing now.
The result is that God gets a corporate expression and through the church He manifests His multifarious wisdom to the enemy, thus defeating him and putting him to shame.

 

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January 11, 2017 at 2:50 am

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