Mark of the Beast
Cast the First Stone
It was given to him to give breath to it, to the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause as many as wouldn’t worship the image of the beast to be killed.
Now very early in the morning, he came again into the temple, and all the people came to him. He sat down and taught them.
He causes all, the small and the great, the rich and the poor, and the free and the slave, to be given marks on their right hands, or on their foreheads; and that no one would be able to buy or to sell, unless he has that mark, which is the name of the beast or the number of his name.
The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman taken in adultery. Having set her in the middle, they told him, “Teacher, we found this woman in adultery, in the very act. Now in our law, Moses commanded us to stone such women. What then do you say about her?” They said this testing him, that they might have something to accuse him of.
Here is wisdom. He who has understanding, let him calculate the number of the beast, for it is the number of a man. His number is six hundred sixty-six.
But Jesus stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger. But when they continued asking him, he looked up and said to them,
I saw, and behold, the Lamb standing on Mount Zion, and with him a number, one hundred forty-four thousand, having his name, and the name of his Father, written on their foreheads. I heard a sound from heaven, like the sound of many waters, and like the sound of a great thunder. The sound which I heard was like that of harpists playing on their harps.
“He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone at her.”
They sing a new song before the throne, and before the four living creatures and the elders.
Again he stooped down and wrote on the ground with his finger. They, when they heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning from the oldest, even to the last.
No one could learn the song except the one hundred forty-four thousand, those who had been redeemed out of the earth. These are those who were not defiled with women, for they are virgins.
Jesus was left with the woman where she was, in the middle. Jesus, standing up, saw her and said, “Woman, where are your accusers? Did no one condemn you?” She said, “No one, Lord.” Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you. Go your way. From now on, sin no more.”
Again, therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying, “I am the light of the world. He who follows me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the light of life.”
666 + Cast the First Stone
666 + Cast the First Stone
John 8 records the Woman of Adultery Story which contains the famous line, “he who is without sin, you cast the first stone.” I used this as an example in a series of videos to demonstrate the underlying concepts in Zerah.com. Including the idea of scriptural design, symbolism, parallels, connections, biblical names and revelations.
The interesting part of this story is that Jesus bends down and writes something on the ground. The bible doesn’t say what he wrote. I believe, with the Mark of the Beast parallel, we can determine what Jesus wrote. Or, at the very least, what it means.
Look to your left (or bottom on mobile) to compare the passage in Revelation 13 to John 8.
The Woman of Adultery Story begins with teaching. I believe God himself is in the words of the bible. If you hear the words, and they become part of you, so does Christ.
An opposite is true. You can hear the words of this world, and let them become part of you. That’s Satan’s goal – to speak in ways that distort the words of God, and keep you in this world.
On the left, Satan speaks. On the right, Jesus teaches. The temple in John’s story is on earth. But, I believe it symbolizes the temple in heaven, where, “all the people come to him.” All who belong to him, in his Kingdom.
A woman is brought before Christ, and accused of adultery. She’s brought by the scribes – the writers. Satan wishes to write his mark upon your right hand, or upon your forehead.
This whole thing, to me, is a judgment scene. Imagine Satan standing before the throne of God. He accuses us. He says, according to the law, we deserve to die. We should be marked for destruction. Jesus says otherwise.
This, to me, is the fascinating part. Jesus stoops down and writes something in the ground. It doesn’t say what he wrote. Assuming Jesus is, the “man” of the revelation passage, it is he who has the power to save and the power to condemn.
The interesting thing is who Christ condemns. It’s not the woman. It’s those who accuse her, and we’ll see its effect in just a moment.
Cast the First Stone
The Woman of Adultery Story continues. Jesus says the famous line, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw the first stone.” In Revelations, a great multitude stand with him, on Mount Zion.
The interesting thing is that Jesus is, “the one without sin among you.” He does not throw the first stone. In fact, he brings a great multitude of people out of this world and into his. There they stand, together with Christ.
Present or Not
This is the other side, the mirror, of the fascinating part. Jesus stoops down and writes in the ground again. It is a mirror. It doesn’t say what he wrote, but you can witness its effect. People begin to leave.
I’m all but certain they are marked for destruction. Jesus writes it in the dirt. They are destined for dust. Those who deceive and commit lawlessness are being removed from his Kingdom. That is not true for those who sing a new song, and stand before his throne.
Only Jesus and the woman remain. Only those whom Jesus purchases can learn the song – the story of his salvation. That includes this woman.
Jesus stands up, like a resurrection. He asks, “Woman, where are your accusers.” He might as well ask, “Where is Satan, the beast, the one who accuses you?”
He’s been thrown into a lake of fire, a place of eternal torment, prepared for Satan and his angels. How fitting.
This is not true of the woman of adultery. Her soul is set free.
Jesus is the light of the world – the one who reveals. These amazing parallels are his. He wants us to see it, in fact, it is his mission – to show his bond-servants what must soon take place.
Those who follow him will not walk in darkness. They have the light of life – which burns with him them. That’s Christ. That’s us. Together, in a place of eternity.
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