Jan 22, 2016


PP-JesusAndAdulterousWoman_HA_0032-209x300The Jewish elect brings a woman to Christ that was accused of adultery, claiming she had been caught in the act. So my friends what were there real motive. “The question was then asked Teacher, what do you think her punishment should be.

Now Moses, in the law Commanded she be stoned. But the reaction of Christ was swift and to the point, He stooped down and wrote on the ground with His finger, ignoring all of her accusers. But persistent, they continued to ask.

He then raised Himself up and said, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard Him and saw the writing, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one.

And now Jesus and the woman was left alone. When Jesus had raised Himself up and saw no one but the woman, He said to her, “Woman, where are those accusers of yours? Has no one condemned you? She said, “No one, Lord.”

And Jesus said to her, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8:1-11 (NKJV) My friend’s do you ever wonder what Christ was writing with his finger on the ground. Thelightstock-115919-jesus-extending-his-hand-as-an-invitation-to-follow-him-7453687a-a58b-48b7-a320-75149fa186a0 more popular understanding is, it was the sins of all the accusers.

But as I focus on what actually took place I find myself thinking, He could have just as well outlined a picture of the cross that he would soon carry on His back to Calvary for the sins of the world.

Or maybe he thought of his home in heaven that he had left on our behalf, and begin to draw some of the beauty of paradise, maybe the tree of life or the streets of gold. Or maybe He just wrote the words, “My Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name thy kingdom come thy will be done, here on earth as it is in heaven.”

4163-nailed to the cross_edited.630w.tnMy friends, we can’t say for certain what was written with those hands that would eventually be nailed to the cross, the same hands that created the world in six days. The hands that reaches no matter how far we have drifted away to rescue us from the clutches of Satan.

As a child of God, I don’t believe He needed to take the time to write the sins on the ground of her accusers. But like the text tells us, “those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, left out one by one.”

In other words their conviction I could only imagine was driven by their conscious which can only occur in the presence of Christ. A conviction that heals our sin sick souls that  begins with “You wpid-jesus-christ-can-change-your-life1hypocrites, you are completely forgetful of the time that you yourself have erred.

So, it is only when you are willing to suffer yourself, if need be in order to help your erring brothers and sister that you can “see clearly” and be of any help.” So Their conviction as ours must be personal once in the presence of Christ as we say, I’ve been changed, Healed, Freed, and Delivered.

I’ve found joy, Peace, Grace and now I’ve been changed In the presence of the lord, and right now is the moment, today is the day That I have waited for and I won’t let it pass me by because I won’t go back, to the way it used to be Before Christ presence came and changed [my life]. (William McDowell, I Want Go Back)


Every excuse we may give as the reason we cannot serve Christ, was challenged and answered at Calvary.


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