“The Plot Unfolds!”
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. Luke 22:3-6
Judas, a man who was one of the Twelve Disciples, who walked and talked with Jesus, who shared many meals with Him, yet when all the other disciples came to love and cherish their relationship with Jesus, Judas’ heart was on his OWN selfish desires, mainly the desire for MONEY. Judas was the treasurer of the group, he was the ‘keeper of the purse,’ and some believe that the only reason that Judas became a part of the Twelve Disciples was for his OWN, SELFISH reasons. It is believed that Judas thought that Jesus would overthrow the Roman government and set up His kingdom, so Judas was conniving enough to try and secure a high position in that kingdom, but when he found out that that was NOT the case, he became angry and felt BETRAYED. So Judas wanted ‘payback.’ And that’s when the PLOT begins to unfold.
Judas’ heart was desperately wicked and opened for Satan to enter in, and so he did. Judas, knowing that the religious leaders had a deep hatred for Jesus, began carrying out his dastardly plans, he did so by first of all, going to the religious leaders and discussing how he might bring about this betrayal. Judas is NO different from the sinner today, a sinner’s heart today, is just as desperately wicked and opened for Satan to enter in, as was Judas’ heart. And just as evil-minded as Judas was, the sinner today, is equally as evil-minded.
The sinner today, betrays Christ and rejects Him and ALL that He stands for. And it is ALL for their OWN SELFISH desires. Some like Judas, live a LIE, by trying to portray something they REALLY are not, they may be church members, who have NEVER TRULY given their hearts to Christ, but want all the other church members think that they have. They will suffer in Hell the same as a sinner who is NOT a part of the church.
There is so MUCH that can be said about this matter, but I think you get the point. We might point a finger at Judas and come down really hard for his acts of betrayal, when many around us are doing the very same thing. They are betraying the very Son of the Living God, and allowing Satan to work in their hearts and lives, and ALL to appease their SINFUL desires.
If you have NOT given your HEART and LIFE to Christ, then you too are living a lie and allowing Satan to work in you. You are destined for that place of torment, torture, suffering and pain that place called HELL. However, God is giving you the opportunity NOW to change your destination by: CONFESSING your sins to Him, and asking Him for His FORGIVENESS, BELIEVING, with ALL your HEART, that Jesus died for YOU, and is ALIVE in Heaven, making intercession for you, before God, then ACCEPT His gift of SALVATION, and STOP betraying Him and allowing Satan to live in you. Do it NOW, while you still can. He’s waiting and coming SOON!!!