There are some people, I mean, they can wish you and your loved ones unrighteous things, it’s sad. Stop sending me your homosapien ideology. I thank GOD for my M every day (and he knows it too) therefore that should give you an answer. Every evil conspiracy using evil and demonic manipulation against me and my present and future family, it will not prosper. May the Blood Of JESUS silence every voice and plot attacking me and my family and every one concerning me, and all my well-wishers. LORD, let it be peace. Let YOUR Blood recompense on our behalf. Whatever we have done to cause all these chaos in our lives, please LORD forgive us. Let YOUR Blood just as it removes sins of the world, let it make it peace for all of us, and silence all the things speaking against my life and those connected to me, in our present and future. Forgive and bless us all, LORD, help us repent, for You are GOD Who recompense for all of our wrong doings. I soak everything about me, my family, and those concerning me, in the Blood Of JESUS CHRIST. I soak our lives, our life steps, our hormones, and every part of our bodies’ organs, and our marital destinies in the Blood Of JESUS CHRIST. No weapon programmed against us in our present and future shall prosper. IN THE MIGHTY NAME OF JESUS CHIRST! Protect us LORD from our enemies. THANK YOU HOLY FATHER.
By the grace of GOD, when we finish this series it will help many of us. We will be able to identify some of the evil spirits the devil may operating his agendas through people GOD has placed in our lives to operate all kinds of wickedness and bondage. We will be able to discern our Jezebels, Delilah’s, Herods’, and so forth. We will be able to sense and be sensitive, and say mmh…these characters are familiar, they resemble this type of person we read about in the Bible. And then we will be able to know what to pray about. Some of these people we can’t completely escape them, they are our loved ones. But if we know that they are operating under the wrong spirit, we can rebuke that spirit from them for our sakes and their sakes.
We are not wasting our time when we pray. Just this Thursday, I was going through my emails to clear some of my old emails, and I ran into one of the emails that had Grace Abounds Ministry logo attached to it. I thought I lost everything of my previous ministry, but GOD surprised me. This GOD is Amazing. And I have this feeling; it’s a sign that I shall recover what I lost.
You have to understand, in those days I remember how I used to write GOD every week, love letters, poems, songs. Some of them I shared with others online and offline, some of them I kept to myself. I had so much passion for GOD even though I didn’t know that much that I know today. GOD’s Grace was covering me abundantly. I was very excited each day to get involved in GOD’s affairs, and did them without grumbling. In fact, almost every day of the week I was involved in the things of GOD. On Monday after work at 5pm, I was doing BSF Bible study in another Church. On Friday we had a prayer session for all Church attendees and members at Church at 5pm, which would be after work for me. I was in both Women and Youth ministry. In Women ministry we would meet every Tuesday at 5pm and Youth ministry every Sunday after Church service. Every Saturday at Church there would be different kinds of praise and worship events, charities, and seminars, so I would be there. I also was involved in an Evangelism program outside Church that I attended every Saturday in the morning. On Sunday early morning I would attend our morning Spiritual Growth class, it was like a continuous Bible study offered at the Church, and then when it was over, I would go to Church service, and after Church service I was involved in ministry of welcoming and inviting new comers and explaining about the Church and the different ministries and programs they had for them to join. After that all Youths we would meet and have meetings for Youth developments, and we would also pray for each other and so forth. In some days we would have classes and programs on Spiritual growth, Career growth, and involved in outreaches. On Thursday I would attend a cell fellowship group in my local area after work at 5pm. I mean, on top of that I had a very high demanding job and Grace Abounds International online ministry that was growing very fast. I had several Bible Studies homework and readings I had to go through each day…hahaha. And I honestly really didn’t know that I was walking in GOD’s favor; I thought it was normal for all born-again Christians. So when I went to a serious wilderness without even knowing that it was the wilderness, somehow I lost that glory. I don’t remember exactly what happened really. All I know is that things happened, and I didn’t know how to handle my wilderness. But eventually GOD showed up again in my life, He took me out of my bitterness, confusion, and disappointments, and here I am, He is restoring me little by little every day. Sometimes it’s better to follow GOD’s pace. The blessings were operating too quickly for me and I wasn’t really prepared enough, and rooted and established to handle and the days of my wilderness. I was involved in so many things. I was moving too quickly. Sometimes it’s better to follow GOD’s pace. I remember how the LORD JESUS used to speak with me in dreams, and visions, you know like a screen pop up before my eyes, a picture of what to come. Sometimes it would happen at home, sometimes during Church service. During my serious wilderness I lost that glory, you know…but GOD is faithful. If He has brought me a logo into my remembrance, He would the rest that I have lost.
And I just want to say that the reason why I am sharing some of my testimonies and the prayers publicly is because there are some people may be going through what we are going through, and these testimonies and prayer points that we share, they can really help them in their hard times too. In my early years when I just became a born-again Christian, I really didn’t know that I was supposed to pray for these things like you know, your husband or marital destiny before even you meet them, or for GOD to show your inheritance, what He has in store for you, but also to pray against and denounce evil establishments and foundations whether generational or not in our lives which is what we are doing in this series. By the time I came to learn of them I was already in my wilderness. Some of the evil have already been programmed and I was experiencing them. There are some things that we may be going through in our today’s that were programmed in our pasts. If we prayed about them in those previous years before were formed, we could have stopped them happening or escape them in our today’s. That’s why it’s very important to pray. We need to program what we want to happen and meet in our tomorrow and future. Some of our wilderness experiences we go through are because of wrong foundation issues that are opposing us to fully live as GOD’s children. Some of them unless we pray against, rebuke, and denounce we may have hard times to progress in life because they we will keep pulling us back when we are supposed to move forward.
Therefore we need to pray because prayers are our God-given rights to ask GOD to intervene in our lives. Many of our problems are not won physically but in the spiritual realm. When we fight someone physically we are like putting a band-aid outside into a really deep wound that needs to be healing from inside. You are not really solving the real problem. In the book of Ephesians chapter 6 verse 12, it says “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” In another translation, it says “For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this age, against spiritual hosts of wickedness in the heavenly places.”
The devil can use anyone of us if we give him a chance to harm others and ourselves because eventually what we do to others may come back to us some day. If we are not careful we may open doors for the devil to step into our lives and drive us to betray GOD, ourselves, and our fellow humans. In actuality, when someone attacks, you may think you are fighting with that someone, but you are not. You may even try to move to another area or city or country to escape that person. Even if you run, the devil can use another different person to fight you and cause the same problem to repeat itself in your life, and it may not stop until you solve that issue from the root which usually is in the spiritual realm. Think about it, how many people are you going to run from? When someone attacks you, checkout the spirit behind controlling that person; is it Mammon spirit, Judas spirit? Then rebuke it and cast it out. There is this one time when the LORD JESUS realized there was a spirit of the devil operating in Peter’s life, He quickly rebuked that spirit. The Bible says in the book of Mark chapter 8 verse 33 that “But when Jesus turned and looked at His disciples, He rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.” Even though He was speaking to Peter, but He knew it wasn’t Peter that was His enemy, but a spirit that was operating through Peter at that moment. And He never got rid of Peter as His disciple, in fact until his last day on earth; Apostle Peter was one of the greatest apostles in those days used by GOD to bring many to the Him.
So we must pray. Many people have testimonies of how GOD answered what they prayed in one, to, three, four, five, even ten years ago, in their today’s or present lives. Some of them said they even forgot about them, but when it showed up, they just couldn’t believe that GOD would have remembered what they have forgotten until it showed up. This GOD is so amazing. He remembers our cries, our desires; He remembers even what we prayed in our childhoods. GOD cares for the things that you will not even think that He cares for; even the little things that you may think you are troubling Him with if you ask Him. Let’s not stop praying with thanksgiving, one day GOD will surprise us with the answers of our prayers. Some of them GOD may give to our children, because somehow we were trapped in life, we couldn’t do them in appointed time, therefore He decided to give and transfer to our children.
Now, let’s continue with our series, “The Kingdom Of GOD In,” and today we are discussing the Judas spirit of betrayal. Almost every one of us has heard about Judas Iscariot. If you know about the LORD JESUS, if you know about Easter Holiday, then you pretty sure know a little bit about Judas Iscariot.
- The Judas spirit of betrayal
I have to use that term because in the Bible there are different Judas, and not all of them had the characteristics of Judas Iscariot. Sometimes the names can confuse people so don’t judge people just because of their names. Don’t judge the book by the cover. Some people have those special names in the Bible of holy people of GOD, but their book details do not resemble with the reputation the Bible has written about their names, you know what I mean.
You know, this life if full of fake people. And once again, I would like to put a disclaimer, I am not pointing to anybody, not even myself. I’m not here to accuse nobody, I’m fully aware I’m not perfect either. Let’s learn from wise people, they don’t assume things…hahaha. The best thing you can do when you are not unsure about someone is pray about it. I have learned it a bad way, it’s not really good to point fingers to people. Don’t judge the book by the cover.
Since we are talking about the spirit of betrayal, I have shared this before that it’s better to have enemies who honestly say they hate you than to have a friend putting you down secretly. And that’s why some people in this life believe they need to keep their friends close and their suspects’ closer. And of course, if you only know how to tell them apart because some people can pretend to be your friends that stick closer than your brother or sister, but only GOD knows their true intentions in their hearts. That’s why we need to pray for GOD to reveal and help us escape the fake friends in our lives before they betray and ruin us completely.
So who was Judas Iscariot? The Bible says he was one of the LORD JESUS twelve apostles, disciples, agents, followers, or His representors who would later betrayed HIM. The Bible says in the book of John chapter 13 verses 20 and 30 that “I tell you the truth, anyone who welcomes My messenger is welcoming Me, and anyone who welcomes Me is welcoming the Father Who sent Me.” Now Jesus was deeply troubled, and He exclaimed, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray Me!” The disciples looked at each other, wondering whom He could mean. The disciple Jesus loved was sitting next to Jesus at the table. Simon Peter motioned to him to ask, “Who’s He talking about?” So that disciple leaned over to Jesus and asked, “Lord, who is it?” Jesus responded, “It is the one to whom I give the bread I dip in the bowl.” And when He had dipped it, He gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. When Judas had eaten the bread, satan entered into him. Then Jesus told him, “Hurry and do what you’re going to do.” None of the others at the table knew what Jesus meant. Since Judas was their treasurer, some thought Jesus was telling him to go and pay for the food or to give some money to the poor. So Judas left at once, going out into the night.”
Seriously, even Judas Iscariot had a purpose in life, even though it wasn’t a pleasant one. In the book of Psalm 41 verse 9, it was prophesied about Judas. The Scripture says “Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” The LORD JESUS had to go to the Cross, and somebody has got to be used by the devil to betray Him. May GOD change our stories, and may they never be on the opposing side of GOD.
So let’s get to know Judas in a little bit details. We see Judas as being identified to be the agent of the devil. In the book of John chapter 6 verses 66 to 70, it says “After this, many of His disciples drew back (returned to their old associations) and no longer accompanied Him. Jesus said to the Twelve, Will you also go away? [And do you too desire to leave Me?] Simon Peter answered, Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words (the message) of eternal life. And we have learned to believe and trust, and [more] we have come to know [surely] that You are the Holy One of God, the Christ (the Anointed One), the Son of the living God. Jesus answered them, Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And [yet] one of you is a devil (of the evil one and a false accuser).”
Judas Iscariot was one of the twelve apostles that the LORD JESUS had personally chosen and who had been with Him during His entire public ministry. He was a close friend, a familiar friend. We learn that he was their treasurer. He was entrusted with the moneybag of the LORD JESUS Ministry. We also see Judas as being identified to be the agent of the devil and the one who would lift his heel against the LORD JESUS.
The Bible says “And when He had dipped it, He gave it to Judas, son of Simon Iscariot. When Judas had eaten the bread, satan entered into him.” So I had to Google it because I wanted to know “Why would satan entered Judas after he eat the bread that the LORD JESUS gave him?” I found one article online and it says that “The moment Jesus handed Judas Iscariot the bread, it symbolized His body being handed over. He was handing Himself over for betrayal and laying down His life by His own initiative.” In the book of John chapter 10 verses 17 and 18, the LORD JESUS said that “The Father loves Me because I sacrifice My life so I may take it back again. No one can take My life from Me. I sacrifice it voluntarily. For I have the authority to lay it down when I want to and also to take it up again. For this is what My Father has commanded.”
So what else does the Bible says about Judas Iscariot? The Scriptures say Judas Iscariot betrayed the LORD JESUS for thirty pieces of silver which during that time it wasn’t really a lot of money. According to Scriptures it was the exact price paid to the master of a slave if and when his slave was wounded by an ox. In the book of Exodus chapter 21 verse 32 , it mentioned about it “But if the ox gores a slave, either male or female, the animal’s owner must pay the slave’s owner thirty silver coins, and the ox must be stoned.”
As you can see Judas Iscariot was selfish and greedy. He betrayed the LORD JESUS for little money. The Bible also shows that Judas loved money more than GOD. It records in the book of John chapter 12 verse 1 to 1 to 11 that “Six days before the Passover, Jesus came to Bethany, where Lazarus lived, whom Jesus had raised from the dead. Here a dinner was given in Jesus’ honor. Martha served, while Lazarus was among those reclining at the table with Him. Then Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume. But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected, “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of My burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have Me.” Meanwhile a large crowd of Jews found out that Jesus was there and came, not only because of Him but also to see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. So the chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well, for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in Him.”
One thing we learn about Judas Iscariot is that when he learned that JESUS was innocent and was to be crucified, He attempted to return the money he had been paid to the chief priests, but they refused it, so he ended up committing suicide by hanging himself. The spirit of guilt and shame took over him after he realized what he had done, he became exceedingly sorrowful and he regretted what he did. Instead of repenting and ask the LORD JESUS for mercy, Judas chose to commit suicide. It’s sad.
In the book of Matthew chapter 27 verses 1 to 10, it records that “Early in the morning, all the chief priests and the elders of the people made their plans how to have Jesus executed. So they bound Him, led Him away and handed Him over to Pilate the governor. When Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.” So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself. The chief priests picked up the coins and said, “It is against the law to put this into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they decided to use the money to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. That is why it has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price set on him by the people of Israel, and they used them to buy the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
On the other hand, we see that but the death and resurrection of the LORD JESUS resulted in satan’s final defeat. The Bible says in the book of Colossians chapter 2 verses 13 to 15, it says that “And you who were dead in trespasses and in the uncircumcision of your flesh (your sensuality, your sinful carnal nature), [God] brought to life together with [Christ], having [freely] forgiven us all our transgressions, having cancelled and blotted out and wiped away the handwriting of the note (bond) with its legal decrees and demands which was in force and stood against us (hostile to us). This [note with its regulations, decrees, and demands] He set aside and cleared completely out of our way by nailing it to [His] cross. [God] disarmed the principalities and powers that were ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in Him and in it [the cross].”
Who is your Judas Iscariot and where you would find him or her?
Your Judas Iscariot would give you a kiss even at the moment of betraying you. He or she would betray you with a kiss. You wouldn’t even know because everything will be going well.
The Bible says in the book of Luke chapter 22 verses 47 to 49 that “While He was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss Him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” And when those who were around Him saw what would follow, they said, “Lord, shall we strike with the sword?”
Have you ever watched in a movie these married couples were so in love like never before, and one day bad news come to one of them that the other is cheating on her or him? At the moment that you would never thought it would happen, and everything seemed perfect to you. Your Judas would use an intimate expression of love and respect to betray you. They usually come with masks, they know how to cover their true evil intentions. Judas Iscariot kiss is your worst nightmare.
Your Judas Iscariot will wait until the right time. All this time he or she will be studying you. It would be those close friends, relatives, or co-workers in your life who secretly envy you, and just waiting the right time to destroy you. Haven’t you ever heard some people being betrayed by their friends or closed ones by taking their business ideas, or their spouses? You share everything with them including your weaknesses, but only to find out they are frenemies who pretend to be friends. This is in the Bible, so don’t be surprised if it will happen to you. If it happened to JESUS, it can happen to you. We need to pray to escape all kinds of situations in this life. Don’t share your secrets and weaknesses, or share your important information with everyone, not everybody wants the best for you.
Judas Iscariot’s are untrustworthy, and if they can’t beat you or take your place, they will find a way to betray you even for little money. The spirit of Judas Iscariot is very greedy. It can even betray you using very little things. Judas Iscariot’s symbolize people who turn their backs on those whom they have promised or are supposed to be loyal to. They place too much importance on money than they do with friendship. If they are involved in the work of GOD, you can be sure the spirit of Judas Iscariot doesn’t put GOD the first priority. The spirit of Judas Iscariot is selfish and has its own agendas, and one of them is that it may steal from you. The Bible says Judas Iscariot used to help himself to what was put into the money bag. It teaches us that we must check our motives whether we are really serving GOD or ourselves.
At least JESUS knew His Judas Iscariot, and He was prepared to handle his betrayal. We don’t know who is who. So we are going to pray.
- Heavenly FATHER, help us to honor you in all we do. If there is anytime we love money more than you, help us GOD repent, this we pray in the MIGHTY NAME Of JESUS CHRIST.
- LORD, remind us each time and put in our minds that concern YOU. Help us focus on YOU and not the things of merely human concerns, this we pray in the MIGHTY NAME Of JESUS CHRIST.
- Every spirit of Judas Iscariot that is following us, and what concerning us, we come against you. We rebuke and uproot you from the root from our lives, in the MIGHTY NAME Of JESUS CHRIST.
- LORD, reveal our Judas Iscariot’s that have placed themselves in our lives, help us escape their poisonous plots and schemes, this we pray in the MIGHTY NAME Of JESUS CHRIST.
- We recover everything that was stolen as a result of our Judas Iscariot betrayal experiences, in The MIGHTY NAME Of JESUS CHRIST. THANK YOU HOLY FATHER, In JESUS MIGHTY NAME we have prayed. Amen
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