Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initated into the secret of the mystery, Part 13: A look at a person who rejected the mystery.
Friday, February 4, 2005
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, Jude 1:16.
4. The traitor can also be very sincere, very emotional, but most of all, very arrogant, 2SA 15:2-6.
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, JOH 16:1-2.
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.
8. The traitor is usually promised some form of personal promotion and prosperity for his betrayal, JDG 16:5-19.
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.
They are bitter because they are discontent or malcontent with their niche in life.
They are failures and losers who look for excuses of why they have not succeeded in any areas of life.
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.
ROM 14:4 Who are you to judge the servant of another? To his own master he stands or falls; and stand he will, for the Lord is able to make him stand.
The legalistic, arrogant, self-righteous believer is both presumptuous and blasphemous when he slanders, maligns, gossips, or judges another member of the Royal Family.
JOB 40:8 “Will you really annul My judgment? Will you condemn Me that you may be justified?”
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.
JAM 4:10 “Humble yourselves before the Lord and He will promote you.”
LUK 14:11 “For everyone who exalts himself shall be humbled. And he who humbles himself shall be promoted.”
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, PSA 7:14-16.
Psomion – ywmivon = the highest honor of a banquet.
1. His opportunities.
a. He was from the tribe of Judah, JOH 6:71, from the ruling tribe, he is an aristocrat.
b. He was called by Christ, LUK 6:16, and he overtly responded even though he was on negative volition, so he was a hypocrite.
c. He was numbered among the 12, MAT 10:4.
d. He was the treasurer, JOH 12:6.
e. He was present and honored at the last supper, JOH 13:26.
2. His sowing – the sowing of Judas Iscariot.
a. He was covetous,
JOH 12:4-6, and had a tremendous lust for things – he was materialistic.
b. He was a thief, JOH 12:6.
c. He was Satan possessed, LUK 22:3.
d. He bargained to betray Jesus Christ, MAR 14:10.
e. He was bribed to become a traitor, MAT 26:14-16.
3. His reaping.
a. His repentance, MAT 27:3.
b. His restitution, MAT 27:4.
c. His death, MAT 27:5.
ACT 1:18 falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
d. His curse, ACT 1:20, For it is written in the book of Psalms, “Let his homestead be made desolate, And let no man dwell in it”; and, “His office let another man take.”
e. His replacement, 1CO 15:7-10.
His replacement was the apostle Paul, not that very nice man whom they voted in, Acts 1.
God appointed the apostle Paul, 1CO 12:7-10.
His religiosity was about to become manifest, because he was about to become Satan-possessed.
1. This is our Lord’s last appeal to Judas.
2. This is his final invitation to salvation.
3. By accepting the honor of the morsel, Judas perpetuated the hypocrisy of his soul to the very end.
Judas is under what
2TH 2:11 calls “strong delusion.”
4. Judas accepted this high honor with negative volition in his soul.
5. Even though Judas had done this, God’s love and God’s grace did not change.
6. While Judas was an unbeliever, and continued on negative volition, Jesus Christ had offered him, right down to the wire, the last chance.
7. PSA 41:9, quoted in JOH 13:18 – PSA 41:9 Even my close friend, in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.