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Matthew 26- Brotherhood Betrayal

And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Now he that betrayed him gave them a sign, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is he: hold him fast. And forthwith he came to Jesus, and said, Hail, master; and kissed him. And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. Matthew 26:47-50

The Hour has come for the Son of Man to be betrayed and killed at the hands of sinners. Jesus foretold this would happen to his disciples multiple times, but they didn’t understand at the moment. The son of perdition, Judas, came to betray his Lord for 30 pieces of silver, what does it profit to gain the whole world and lose your soul (Matthew 16:26)

Judas betrayed The Lord with a kiss, imagine the wickedness of Judas to betray Christ , it’s obvious Judas was never Born Again, it’s obvious he has no real love or understanding of who Jesus is. Satan has entered him, and used him to do evil for the Kingdom of Darkness. However the wickedness of this world was used for our eternal victory, as Jesus Christ , the Lamb of God, paid the atonement for our sins by the wickedness of this world

And, behold, one of them which were with Jesus stretched out his hand, and drew his sword, and struck a servant of the high priest’s, and smote off his ear. Then said Jesus unto him, Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword. Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angels? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that thus it must be?  Matthew 26:51-54

When they went to seize Christ, Peter actually drew his sword and slashed, struck one of the High Priests servants and cut off his ear (John 18:10) Jesus rebuked him saying “Whoever lives by the sword, will die by the sword” Was Christ rebuking self defense? No, as Jesus said “the scriptures must be fulfilled” Jesus already knew he was going to the cross, to die for the sins of the world, this was being fulfilled by the wickedness of men

As Jesus said “ Don’t you think I can pray to my Father and he will send twelve legions of Angels”?  God is always in control, Christ willingly went to the cross to be the Lamb of God. Satan believed he defeated Jesus at the cross, but Christ actually defeated Satan, Sin, and Death forevermore!

In that same hour said Jesus to the multitudes, Are ye come out as against a thief with swords and staves for to take me? I sat daily with you teaching in the temple, and ye laid no hold on me. But all this was done, that the scriptures of the prophets might be fulfilled. Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled. Matthew 26:55-56

Jesus said “All this was done, that the scripture of the prophets might be fulfilled” Everything Christ endured at the hands of evil men, was for your salvation! But notice the response of the disciples “the disciples forsook him and fled”

The scriptures have been fulfilled, Christ went to the cross for our sins and defeated Satan, Sin, and Death forevermore! Amen!

John 13- Brotherhood Betrayal

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!