Grace Bible Church
Pastor Teacher
Robert R. McLaughlin
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

1. Who was the guest of honor at the last supper? Answer = Judas Iscariot.

Prin-By accepting the honor of the morsel, Judas perpetuated the hypocrisy of reversionism.

1. Reversionism is an act of reversing or turning in the opposite way, or a state of being so turned.

2. In reversionism we turn the other way and cannot be distinguished from our pre-salvation status.

3. Reversionism is the act of reverting to a former state, habit, or belief.

4. Reversionism is a reversal of your priorities, your attitudes, your affections, the object of your personal love accompanied by the destruction of your impersonal love, and the change of your modus operandi and personality.

5. Reversionism can occur in both unbelievers, who reject the laws of divine establishment, or in believers, which is analogous to being under the influence of evil or being apostate.

Prin-God’s love and God’s grace never gave up on Judas Iscariot nor does God’s love and God’s grace ever give up on anyone of us.

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. He doesn’t think that he’s 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.

1. The traitor is usually someone close to you that has become so familiar with you that they believe that they’re 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.

HEB 12:15  See to it that no one comes short of the grace of God; that no root of bitterness springing up causes trouble, and by it many be defiled;

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.

ROM 16:17 Now I urge you, brethren, keep your eye on those who cause dissensions and hindrances contrary to the teaching which you learned, and turn away from them.

ROM 16:18  For such men are slaves, not of our Lord Christ but of their own appetites; and by their smooth and flattering speech they deceive the hearts of the unsuspecting.

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.

LUK 23:12  Now Herod and Pilate became friends with one another that very day; for before they had been at enmity with each other.

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.

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 it’s peek, and then it’s time to strike.

JER 20:10  For I have heard the whispering of many, “Terror on every side! Denounce {him;} yes, let us denounce him!” All my trusted friends, Watching for my fall, say: “Perhaps he will be deceived, so that we may prevail against him And take our revenge on him.”

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 other’s 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 and remember that 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.

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, remember that 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.

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