“…He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her” [John 8:7] Picture her there, perhaps on her knees or against a wall or both. Imagine the men who dragged her screaming to the place of stoning and see their faces full of that self-righteous indignation.  Imagine them there picking up bricks, stones, chunks of concrete and getting ready to bludgeon her to death. There are videos on the internet depicting such events. I assure you they are horrible to see. Can you see her in your mind? This woman caught in the very act of adultery.  Where is the man? We don’t know, perhaps escaped, but it matters not; the lesson we’re about to learn is the reason God had the Holy Ghost record this event in the Bible. Read with me in THE Bible, [A.V 1611 King James Bible] verses 1-11 of John chapter 8. {*It should come as no surprise when we find that the highly corrupt modern versions make every effort to get these verses called into question by placing all 11 verses in the margin or indicating that they don’t belong in the Bible by some ridiculous footnote. The NIV and RSV are among those. Many websites on the internet also make absurd claims that these verses and this event are not supposed to be in the Bible}. Nonetheless, some of you are like me…still smart enough to ignore the Bible correctors and Scripture rejectors and let’s just trust God with his Bible (the KJV). In verse 7 come the wonderful words so consistent with the scriptures. A sinner condemned and justly deserving the determined punishment of God. She is without hope and has no one to plead for her life. Oh, but what glory when the Lamb of God [For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved John 3:17] GLORY!!! He spoke on her behalf!  Amen! That is what you need friend! Someone who will speak to God on your behalf!  Turn to Luke chapter 13 with me and read verses 6-9 where we are told about the “barren fig tree” {now of course the context is, in short, Israel} but notice that the order of the owner of the vineyard is to cut down the barren tree (vs 7 “cut it down”) but again we find our Lamb saying “Lord, let it alone this year also, till I dig about it, and dung it:” Here again we see Jesus speaking on behalf of, asking mercy for, interceding for! Praise God for His great love wherewith he loved us. You need the Lamb of God to speak on your behalf!  In Jeremiah 38, the prophet was thrown into a pit under the dungeon and left to starve and die alone in the dark. God however arranged for a man named Ebed-Melech to hear about Jeremiah’s situation and that man went to king on Jeremiah’s behalf and spoke up for him to the king. The king then in turn sent him to go fetch Jeremiah out of the hole and feed him. So, in verse 10-11 Jeremiah is spared – because God arranged for there to be someone to go speak to the king on Jeremiah’s behalf.  God has arranged for someone to speak unto the King of the Universe on your behalf as well. Won’t you throw yourself upon the mercy of God’s son? Calvary Baptist Church invites you to come visit with us soon! We’re on the loop across from Pizza Hut. www.calvarybcpalestine.com  Come This Sunday!