In John 8: Moses disciples (Pharisees)– are still bickering with Jesus. They never let him alone. Same today.
V33–The try to claim being Abraham’s seed v37– I know that ye are Abraham’s seed;
But ye seek to kill me, because my WORD hath no place in you.
They were LAW keepers; yet Jesus said His Word had no place in them. So his Word was not the LAW.
They were still seeking to kill him; and he was still telling them the truth of the matter.
V39–They answered and said unto him, Abraham is our father. Jesus saith unto them, If ye were Abraham’s children, ye would do the works of Abraham.
V40–But now ye seek to kill me, a man that hath told you the truth, which I have heard from God: this did not Abraham.
V41–Ye do the deeds of your father. (Now Jesus has taken the conversation over into Grace; he is speaking spiritual now; they are still speaking fleshly)- Then said they to him, We be not born of fornication; we have one Father, even God.
See they had tried to go to the flesh for their justification – by claiming to be Abraham’s natural children. This did not work — Jesus took it to the spirit. They understood this; so they also switched and tried to go spiritual by claim God to be their spiritual Father.
Look at Jesus’ answer to this:
V42–Jesus said unto them, If God were your Father, ye would love me: for I proceeded forth and came from God;’ neither came I of myself, but he sent me.
Now, the Jesus only people deny this; and try to make Jesus a lie; by claiming Jesus is the father. See they all find some way to call Jesus wrong.
V43–Why do ye not understand my speech? Even because ye cannot hear my WORD.
See, under the LAW, one cannot hear the WORD.
V44–Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and father of it.
Now do you see, here that Jesus said that lies are the very property of Satan? Satan, the devil, originated lies and murder. So if you tell lies, you have in you the spirit of the devil. These LAW keepers had both lies and murder in their heart; yet they were accusing Jesus of breaking the Sabbath day. My, My.
Look at v59–Then took they up STONES to cast at him: ——
They were of the stony heart = the law. By the law they were to STONE offenders to death; so they felt justified to stone him to death; that was law. That is why they are forever throwing ‘stones’ at me; for I teach grace.
Now, let me see if I can take you into the true depth of this message:
They had brought a woman taken in adultery to Jesus and asked him if he would honor Moses law and let them stone her to death. Well, you know what happened; Jesus baffled them by calling on those without sin to start the stone throwing; but first he had convicted them all of their own sins.
He is smart.
But what was He really doing? Of course — what He came here for — Grace and TRUTH came by Jesus Christ. Now they thought, and most everyone still thinks Jesus was under the LAW; but was He?
He was MADE under the Law – meaning the Law time. Yet he himself, like Moses, the lawgiver, was under and in Grace. He is Grace.
So by Grace, what was his rest? Not the 7th day weekly Sabbath. That is why he constantly broke it. See he was KEEPING THE SABBATH DAY — BUT HE WAS KEEPING THE GRACE SABBATH.
The 7th day, weekly, one day a week, Sabbath is the LAW Sabbath. But Jesus was of Grace; so He kept the Grace Sabbath of the Holy Ghost; was he not filled with the Spirit at his Baptism? Is not this the Grace way of doing things? Is not this the New Testament salvation? Did not Jesus refer to the New Testament in His blood?
So, he did keep the Sabbath Day; but not their Law Sabbath. That is what angered them; they could not understand the NT. Sabbath Day – a Day of salvation- for the Holy Ghost was NOT YET GIVEN TO ANYONE EXCEPT JESUS.
So, Jesus DID keep the whole law; but he was keeping it the Grace way. Glorious revelation! Thank you Lord Jesus for this great truth.
He was the very first one to enter in at the strait gate, which leads to eternal life; He was in Grace; He was resting from his own works and doing the works of the Father.
Jesus could not stone the lady; for he gave her grace.
Jesus could not stop working on the 7th day rest for he was in grace. This is why he said, My Father works hitherto and I work. See, Both the Father and the Son keep the Grace Sabbath; not the Law Sabbath.
Now, watch that broken covenant:
watch that broken Covent
Now, all of the above shows how Jesus was keeping and showing the Grace life; the Grace Sabbath BEFORE his Death. The other side of Calvary.
So now, watch him throw them for a loop, which lasts all the way down to our day.
Jesus first appeared to a WOMAN. He then reveals the message of the resurrection to Mary.Then he does the UNTHINKABLE – (according to the Law)—- He commissions this WOMAN to go tell this message to his disciples. Now these disciples were all men.
So, here goes Jesus again, throwing LAW MINDED people way off into utter darkness —- why? Because they follow their father the devil = Adam. They are choosing death – law- bondage——saying only certain ones can serve God— only certain ones can teach the Word—– only certain ones have a right to God— only certain ones can be partakers—- only certain ones can do a work for God — must be male — must be Jew — must be 7th day resters—- etc. etc.
Get the picture?
Only those of us who have the Grace covenant = the Holy Ghost, can understand – or hear – or see. The rest were and are BLINDED.
Then Paul continues this blinding of those who choose LAW — he writes his words in such a way only those of us who have the Holy Ghost teaching us, can discern how it is to be interpreted.
He causes them to continue to believe that no woman can have or teach the revelation of God’s word; of our Father.
But those of us in Grace know that Jesus still baffles those old Law keepers; and he still sends out the Mary’s who have chosen that good part which not be taken away from us.
Praise your precious Name, my Holy Husband, Jesus for giving to this Mary, your handmaid, Jo, these wonderful words of Life to go and tell your disciples, male or female; for you do not see this flesh thing; to you we are all ONE.
Glory is too small to say — but it is all I know
God just keeps revealing more of this to me. I thought I was finished, but as I went back to read this, more came to me.
You can tell those who are still the old Jerusalem; those still under law today. They have many different clues.
1. They still believe you must go to a certain PLACE to worship = a church building.
2. They still believe you must go on a certain DAY. (Either Sat. or Sun.)
3. They still believe you must give a certain amount of your income – 10%.
4. They still believe you cannot have the Holy Ghost according to Acts today.
5. They still believe you must rest on that 7th day.
6. They still believe women cannot teach the word.
7. They still believe there are no gifts of the Spirit at work today.
8. They still believe you must be ruled over by a certain man (pastor, bishop, priest, etc.). We are all one.
They still believe you must be in that one certain place for God to contact you. For they believe He dwells there and no where else. I have actually had them tell me I will miss God if I do not come to their church. I was receiving almost more than I could handle right at home.
Well, I could just go on and on; but you can put some of it together; at least the Grace people can.
Well, God showed me what some of those stones are that they, (the law minded) attempt to stone me to death with are: