Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he. Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me. John 13:19-21
Now while Jesus and the disciples were at the Lords Supper or known as the Last Supper, Jesus reveals some prophecies. Jesus said “He’s telling them these things so when they are fulfilled they will know He is the Christ” As you can see Jesus is “troubled in his spirit” the things which he is about to reveal are horrific
Jesus reveals someone is going to betray him, now we all know this is Judas, however at the time the disciples had no idea. It’s hard to imagine , Judas spent three years of his life by Jesus side, witnessed many miracles and teachings, and yet allowed Satan to tempt him and betray the Son of God! Let that be a warning to us all!
Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake. Now there was leaning on Jesus’ bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved. Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake. He t hen lying on Jesus’ breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it? John 13:22-25
Notice the disciples reaction to Jesus message, they all looked at each other, like maybe its me! Nobody had any idea it was Judas except Jesus, shows you how deceptive Judas was. Peter , always being the leader, came out and asked Jesus directly “Who is it Lord”?
Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon. And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly. Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him. John 13:26-28
Jesus gave them all a hint, yet they still didnt get it. Perhaps Jesus is giving us hints in our lives and we still are not getting it also. Jesus told Judas “Get it over with “, Jesus knew Judas was going to sell out the Son of God to the Religious Leaders and Romans to have him killed. This was all for us, to save us from our sins!
For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor. He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night. Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him .If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him. John 13:27-32
Satan thought he had defeated Jesus, however God was going to use this moment to glorify Christ. As Jesus said earlier “Nobody has the authority to take his life” (John 10:18) Jesus willingly laid down his life as the atonement for our sins
There’s a lot of Judas’s in the Church today, beware of your intentions and motives, who is driving you, Jesus or Satan? Make sure everything you do is for the Glory of God, Amen!