Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 12. The profile of a traitor.
Wednesday, February 2, 2005
All of the time that the traitor walked with TLJC, the traitor had his privacy.
TLJC was a gentleman and a gentleman or a lady always respects the privacy of others.
TLJC gives the sinner, even the unbelieving traitor, his privacy.
Morsel - “psomion” = a special piece of bread dipped in some meat sauce at the Passover.
The Lord not only gave this man his privacy but in offering him the psomion, He offered him the highest honor from the host at the Passover.
Just because we may be totally convinced that a person will not respond to the Gospel, or doctrine, or being treated graciously, that should not stop us from treating them with honor and respect.
Judas Iscariot was the honored guest at the last supper.
a. One of the many characteristics of a traitor is resentment which is a feeling of extreme displeasure because of some real or imagined wrong.
b. A traitor does not think that he is getting the attention and the respect that he should.
c. He can always be bought for some price - promise him that he will be promoted and he will betray.
d. They have no loyalties in life except loyalty to themselves, and usually leave you when you need them the most.
Judas Iscariot = “praise of the Lord.”
When Judas’ name appears in the lists of the twelve disciples, it is always last, MAT 10:2-4; MAR 3:16-19;
1. The traitor is usually someone close to you that has become so familiar with you that they believe that they are more qualified to do what you are doing,
PSA 41:9; PSA 55:12-14, 20-22.
2. The traitor is usually someone who is bitter about their own personal failures and lack of being elevated.
3. Many times the traitor can have a good personality and even give the appearance that they are leaders.
JUD 1:16 These are grumblers, finding fault, following after their own lusts; they speak arrogantly, flattering people for the sake of gaining an advantage.
4. The traitor can also be very sincere, very emotional, but most of all, very arrogant.
5. The traitor also likes to look for others who have an axe to grind against the one they are betraying.
6. The traitor is usually jealous, covetous, envious and lustful of what the victim of their betrayal has.
7. The traitor likes to get as many individuals involved in his betrayal as he can so that the betrayal will have some credibility and believability.
a. You give the betrayal some credibility and believability.
b. You bully people into supporting something that is evil without them even knowing it.
c. You put them in a position of supporting the betrayal, which is very difficult for them to get out of, unless, they make some drastic decisions.
d. You cause them to get involved with the evil behind the betrayal which can be used in the future to keep them committed to the traitor as well.
8. The traitor is usually promised some form of personal promotion and prosperity for his betrayal.
Sometimes he will get others to do his dirty work while trying to appear the right and innocent one who is a victim rather than a villain.
9. The traitor leads others in his betrayal with lies and inventions, corruption, distortion, inaccuracy, misrepresentation, perversion, defamation, and slander.
10. The traitor works behind the scenes for a long period of time and waits for something to reach its peak, and then it is time to strike.
11. The traitor looks for individuals who can easily be swayed into joining the betrayal.
12. There are some traitors who never face the one they have betrayed, they let others do their dirty work.
13. The traitor will use you as a stepping stone as they are trying to climb the ladder of success.
14. Many traitors assume that the victim of their betrayal has overlooked their talent and ability.
15. Many traitors bear a grudge from a sense of grievance or frustrated ambition.
16. The traitor makes false accusations; those who make accusations and judge others are usually guilty of the very thing they judge others for.
17. The traitor thinks that he should be in a position of authority when in reality he does not have the leadership ability to be there.
Lucifer was the Messiah’s personal angel.
Joseph’s brothers sold Joseph into slavery.
Korah, the cousin of Moses, betrayed Moses.
Absalom was the son of David.
Judas was close to TLJC.
Once you get certain people involved with a betrayal, because they were close to the one in authority, many people think that what they are saying is true.
Propaganda = distortion, lies, rumors, and indoctrination or garbage in the soul.
18. The traitor must be clever, personable, hypocritical, sly and arrogant.
If he is not sly and clever, in the spiritual realm, we wrestle not against flesh and blood but against principalities and powers, etc.
19. The traitor is usually dissatisfied with his circumstances and his niche in life and he wants to be promoted beyond his capacity.
20. In trying to wipe out others, the traitor inevitably wipes out himself, MAT 7:1-2,