Luke 22:21- But, behold, the hand of him (Judas) that betrayeth me (Jesus) IS WITH ME ON THE TABLE (where they ate the passover meal).
22 And truly the Son of man (Messianic title for Christ) goeth (captured, tortured, and executed), as it was determined (this was foretold and preplanned): but woe (damned or cursed) unto that man (Judas) by whom he (Jesus The Christ) is betrayed!
Can you imagine, your own best friend snitching on you for a few bucks to the police for crimes you NEVER commited? Mind you, all you ever did was treat this best friend of yours with unconditional love, grace, kindness, pretection and care though you knew how they were from the start. This best friend of yours slept in the same room as you, y’all shared food from the same plate and everything, but in the end they back stab you, spilling all your secret whereabouts to the police knowing if you were apprehended it may cost you your life, ladies and gentleman MEET JUDAS.
It was prophesied long ago, observe:
Psalm 41:9- Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
Psalm 55:13- For it was not an enemy that reproached me; then I could have borne it: neither was it he that hated me that did magnify himself against me; then I would have hid myself from him:
13 But it was thou, a man mine equal, my guide, and mine acquaintance.
14 We took sweet counsel together, and walked unto the house of God in company.
15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
There are betrayers everywhere in God’s sheep fold mixed in looking like sheeps but they are wolves masked up trying to play a role. At the end when Christ returns they will all be exposed, separated from the sheeps and judged into hell where the fire never goes out. Jesus went through it and we will all go through it if we have already.
Judas had that one way ticket to Heaven but he traded it for 30 pieces of silver, on that day he became a fool. It is nothing to claim Christ because at the end everyone’s profession and works will be tested. This is happening today, what God condemns our government affirms and so called Christians are gradually selling Christ out, maybe not for money but for the approval of men.
The denial and betrayal of Judas was so serious that Judas couldn’t live with himself so he hung himself and his guts busted out. Think about it before you betray Jesus, today people may like you for being godless or a compromiser but God is on the other side waiting to judge you where no one will be able to plead your case, fear God and repent.
Written by Michael Mensah