Robert McLaughlin Bible Ministries
What it means to be initiated into the secret of the mystery. Part 14. The result of a person who rejected the mystery.
Sunday, February 6, 2005
When our Lord offered the morsel or the psomion - ywmivon - to Judas Iscariot, this was the highest honor that could be bestowed on a person like Judas.
His religiosity was about to become manifest, because he was about to become Satan-possessed.
He was willing to take things from the Lord even though he had problems with the Lord and had been contemplating leaving our Lord’s ministry.
Judas is under, 2TH 2:11 - “strong delusion” from Satan and the Kingdom of darkness.
How many of you have had people who accepted things from you habitually only to turn on you and leave you when you needed them most?
Judas took the morsel but did not receive the Savior.
The giving of the morsel to Judas Iscariot at the last supper was a tremendous gesture of grace.
Satan and the Kingdom of darkness have an easy time controlling anyone influenced by religion, legalism or having the self-righteous attitude that they are better than others or that they know better than others.
Religion becomes the basis for communion with the devil, 1CO 10:14-21.
PRO 6:16-19 - There are six things which the Lord hates, Yes, seven which are an abomination to Him: the seventh - one who sows discord among brothers.
We do not reduce Christ to what we are; He raises us to what He is.
Even in the Old Testament with Israel - those who ate the sacrifices offered on God’s altar were sharing with God’s action at the altar.
If you do you will end up reaping what you sow, as with Judas Iscariot - hanging himself, and then falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
Satan and the kingdom of darkness with all its demons promote religion, and you have been elevated higher than both the elect and the fallen angels because you are in union with Christ, Heb 1-2.
He was from the tribe of Judah, JOH 6:71, the same tribe as our Lord.
He was called by Christ, LUK 6:16, and he overtly responded even though he was on negative volition, so he was a hypocrite.
He was a member of a congregation, numbered among the 12, MAT 10:4.
He worked for the ministry, JOH 12:6.
REV 2:4 “But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.”
You cannot have it both ways, on the Lord’s side one day, and rejecting Him the next day.
You cannot have it both ways, banqueting with the Master one day and slumming with demons the next.
Religion, legalism or having the self-righteous attitude that you are better than others or that you know better than others is nothing more that communion with the devil or his demons.
When Judas leaves the table, he rejects the cup of our Lord at the last supper or the Passover meal.
The cross is called a cup in MAT 20:22.
The contents of the cup are the sins of the world poured out on Christ at the cross, MAT 20:22; MAT 26:39,42;
MAR 10:38, “Father, if it be Your will let this cup pass from Me.”
ACT 13:22 “I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after My heart, who will do all My will.”
1JO 2:19 They went out from us, but they were not really of us; for if they had been of us, they would have remained with us; but they went out, in order that it might be shown that they all are not of us.
Judas went negative to the maximum with regard to the cup of the Lord, so he ends up drinking from the cup of Satan and when he does, he is Satan possessed, 1 of 3 recorded cases in history where Satan himself actually indwells a person.
Eis - ei*" + aor-act-ind - eiselthen - ei*shâ€™lqen = to enter into someone.
Judas was possessed by Satan, just like the King of Tyre was possessed by Satan, Eze 28.
The devil had possessed Judas the first of two times during the final week of Jesus’ life,
LUK 22:3, just before the Lord’s supper.
After that we have negative volition creating a vacuum in his frontal lobe, into this vacuum comes religion, religion is the devil’s communion table, 1Co 10.
He made friends easily, and he swayed people, as illustrated in the previous chapter when he was critical of Mary and persuaded the disciples to be critical of Mary.
Satan is going to indwell one other person, the dictator of the revived Roman empire, the beast of Rev 13; every description of this beast, Dan 7, Dan 9, Rev 13, is the same - a brilliant man, an attractive man, a persuasive man, etc.
The serpent who was more crafty than any beast of the field, GEN 3:1.
The king of Tyre, handsome and intelligent, EZE 28:11.
Judas Iscariot, JOH 13:27.
The dictator of the revived Roman empire, in Europe, in the future, Rev 13.
Satan looks for the attractive and the intelligent, but the Lord will use any old clodhopper, for which we are all very thankful.
1CO 1:26-29 Take a good look, friends, at who you were when you got called into this life. I don’t see many of “the brightest and the best” among you, not many influential, not many from high-society families. Isn’t it obvious that God deliberately chose men and women that the culture overlooks and exploits and abuses, chose these “nobodies” to expose the hollow pretensions of the “somebodies”? That makes it quite clear that none of you can get by with blowing your own horn before God.
ACT 1:18 Now this man acquired a field with the price of his wickedness; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his bowels gushed out.
You have to be involved in religion, legalism or having the self-righteous attitude that you are better than others or that you know better than others.
Just before the Church-age, we have Satan indwelling Judas Iscariot.
After the Church-age, the Church goes up, we have Satan indwelling the dictator of Rome.
Because of the restraining ministry of the Holy Spirit, and the operation of a kingdom of priests on the earth, the Church, 2TH 2:7.
1. Do not let anyone or anything ruin your life -
REV 3:11 hold fast what you have, in order that no one take your crown.
2. Do not get discouraged when things are not going right in your life -
REV 2:25 “Nevertheless what you have, hold fast until I come.”
3. Do not become arrogant and think you know more than your teachers -
2JO 1:8 Watch yourselves, that you might not lose what we have accomplished, but that you may receive a full reward.
MAT 10:24 “A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a slave above his master.”
4. Do not lose your compassion and love for the Lord -
REV 2:4 But I have this against you, that you have left your first love.
Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
Sunday, February 6, 2005
1 Cor 11:28 But a man must examine himself, and in so doing he is to eat of the bread and drink of the cup.
1 Cor 10:17 Since there is one bread, we who are many are one body; for we all partake of the one bread.
Is the Lord’s supper PERSONAL or COLLECTIVE??
The Cross is personal, and it is universal.
GAL 2:20 I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
John 12:24 (TLB)Unless I die I will be alone – a single seed. But my death will produce many new wheat kernels – a plentiful harvest of new lives.
The individual death is the doorway to collective blessing.
1 Cor 15:31 I affirm, brethren, by the boasting in you which I have in Christ Jesus our Lord,I die daily.
At the Lord’s Supper, we are led to the cross so that we may die thereupon.
ROM 6:10-11 For the death that He died, He died to sin once for all; but the life that He lives, He lives to God.
Even so, consider yourselves to be dead to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Luke 9:23 If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross daily and follow Me.
We need forgiveness for what we have done, but we need deliverance from what we are.
The DEATH is by its nature SOLITARY.
The LIFE is by its nature SHARED.
The individual death is the doorway to collective blessing, that new life that is shared with others.
If we are dying to self, we will be living for others.
If we are not living for others, it means we have not been dying to self!
The source of their problem was in their priesthood, not their ambassadorship.
1 Cor 10:14 Therefore my beloved, flee from idolatry.
James 3:12 Can a fig tree, my brethren, produce olives, or a vine produce figs?
You can’t have your cake and eat it too.
1 Cor 10:21You cannot drink the cup of the Lord and the cup of demons; you cannot partake of the table of the Lord and the table of demons.
The individual death is the doorway to collective blessing.
2 Cor 4:12 So death works in us, but life in you.