"Caught! In the Very Act"

January 2, 2015
“Caught! In the Very Act...”
Blessings folk! As we saw yesterday, the Lord will give us a place to begin again.
Read the passage again. Watch the situation. What occurred? Why?
What was the motivation? What was Jesus’ response? What is the Lord speaking to you?
John 8:2-11 Early in the morning He came again into the temple, and all the people were coming to Him; and He sat down and began to teach them. The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery, and having set her in the center of the court, they *said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in adultery, in the very act. “Now in the Law Moses commanded us to stone such women; what then do You say?” They were saying this, testing Him, so that they might have grounds for accusing Him. But Jesus stooped down and with His finger wrote on the ground. But when they persisted in asking Him, He straightened up, and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him be the first to throw a stone at her.” Again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. When they heard it, they began to go out one by one, beginning with the older ones, and He was left alone, and the woman, where she was, in the center of the court. Straightening up, Jesus said to her, “Woman, where are they? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” And Jesus said, “I do not condemn you, either. Go. From now on sin no more.”
Jesus came early in the morning to the temple to teach the people. He did not wait until Sabbath. Nor should we wait “until Sunday to invite someone to church”. We should be teaching/reaching in every moment of every day. Every true believer should do so as the Spirit directs and gifts.
The religious rulers brought a woman before Jesus. We see their motivation. They wanted ground to accuse Jesus. In their mind they had Him.
If He said “let her go”, then they would accuse Him of denying the Law. If He said “stone her”, then they would use that to turn the people against Him.
The woman had been “...caught in adultery, in the very act”
If so, if in the very act, where is the man?
I suspect he was either a patsy of the religious rulers...who they let go...or one of the rulers. Either way, the man was not there.
This is what the religious spirit will do. Beware of it. It is prevalent in the organizational church.
...to be continued...