KEY SCRIPTURE: Matthew 26:21 KJV “And as they did eat, he said, Verily I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me”.
The Lord Jesus announced at the Passover feast that, one of them would betray Him. These were men who have all appeared very loyal to Him. Jesus never told a lie, and so, for Him to state that one of them would betray Him was a very serious matter. Sadly, there are a number of Christians who are betraying the master in one way or the other. Anytime the child of God dishonours God’s word, he betrays the master. Judas was informed about his intended action, yet he went ahead and betrayed His. This is what is known as wilfully sinning against the Lord. Hebrews 10:26 KJV” For if we sin wilfully after that we have received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no more sacrifice for sins”
I ask again would you betray the Lord Jesus? When we deliberately sin against one another we are betraying the Lord of glory. Judas betrayed the Lord because his heart was over charged with the lust for money. Remember that, the love (lust) of money is the root of all evil. Any one filled with pride is a candidate to betray the Lord. A proud person would find it difficult to submit to the will and word of God. The proud does not just sin against God, he rebels against the very rule of God. (1 Samuel 15:23) The Lord said rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft. Witchcraft is basically the act of dominating another person. This is one thing no human should do to his neighbour. Any besetting sin, has a tendency to make you betray the master.
Dear one, our only way out of not being used to betray the Lord, is to surrender everything we cherish to the Lordship of Jesus. Surrender your pride to the rule of God. Nothing should be too dear to be placed at the master’s feet. The Lord said Satan comes, but He has nothing in me. Does the god of this world has something in you? If you can say as the Lord said, then there would be no occasion to betray the Lord in any way or form.
THOUGHT: THE STRONG CHILD OF GOD IS THE ONE SATAN CANNOT INFLUENCE
John 14:30 KJV “Hereafter I will not talk much with you: for the prince of this world cometh, and hath nothing in me.”
1Samuel 15:23 KJV” For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, he hath also rejected thee from being king.”