|Posted by Adeline Prayer Center on October 23, 2015 at 1:20 PM|
Who is Judas Iscariot?
Judas Iscariot was one of the 12 Apostles of Jesus Christ and one of the original disciples of God. He was the whistle blower (a betrayer), the one who for the love of money betrayed Jesus Christ and showed the Chief priests and Pharasees where they could find Jesus to arrest him. After he sold Jesus to the Chief priests for money so Jesus could be crucified, that money (blood money, dirty money, iniquity money) was used to buy a field which is known till this day as the "Akel Dama" meaning "Field of Blood". For more details read John 18: 1-9 and Acts 1: 15-19.
Who is then a Judas? How can we identify the Judas spirit?
A Judas is someone who is a deceiver, a sell out, a hater, a seller of people, someone who is evil, an instrument of the devil, a false accuser, he is someone who does evil for selfish gain, a thief and a robber, someone who will do anything for money; a lover of prosperity more than truth, and a drinker of human blood (a blood shedder, a killer of his fellow brother or sister). He loves to be in control of money or put in charge of money so that he can steal from the money and use it for his own gain and interest. Judas is someone who is unrepentant and his heart is hardened. He can be positioned at the top, he is often close to the head, master or leader, because this gives him an all access to the leader's life, dealings, affairs and whereabout.
Judas is a deceiver because he was not easily identified among the children of God. He walked with them, eat with them, hanged out with them yet none of the disciples knew who he really was because he had a form of godliness. The disciples were deceived by his service to God though his heart was far away from God. Neither one of them were able to identify who he really was, what he was capable off, and what his intentions were, even though he was among them. None could identify him because his ways were cunning. Read John 13: 18-30 for the full details.
Judas is an instrument of the devil because it is written in John 13:2 "And supper being ended, the devil having already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray Him." And it is also written in John 13: 27 "Now after the piece of bread, Satan entered him, "what you do, do quickly". The bible tells us here that satan entered Judas Iscariot and he become an instrument used for destruction by the devil.
He is a false accusser as shown in John 18: 5. He stood with those who accussed Jesus falsely.
He is unrepentant and his heart is hardened as seen in John 13: 18-30. Even when Jesus said to him "what you do, do quickly", nothing in his mind or conscience told he what he was doing was wrong and he should stop it. Even though Jesus had openly said to all of them that one of you will betray me, Judas Iscariot still had no respect for the WORD that Christ spoke. His thirst for money blinded him. He allowed his heart to be so hardened that he didn't repent for the evil in his heart but rather allowed it to take over him and manifest. I tell you beloved, what the devil meant for evil for you God will turn it around for your good. Amen.
You must refuse to become a Judas at all cost. Refuse to be an instrument for the devil's use. Don't allow the devil to use you to destroy others. If you have been a Judas in the past or have availed yourself in the past to be used by the devil, it's not too late, today repent and ask the Lord Jesus Christ for forgiveness of your sins. And He will forgive you. Then ask the Lord to abide with you and use you for His glory. Amen.