Judas Kiss-The Ultimate Betrayal
Have you ever been betrayed? Betrayal never comes from an enemy, it always comes from the people who are the closest to us.
A spouse’s betrayal is probably the absolute worst kind. Next, I would say is from family members. And last but not least, is the unfortunate betrayal from a so-called friend.
When betrayal comes from a combination of these two, a spouse and a close personal friend, it would be the most hurtful of all betrayals.
Although Jesus was not married, he did have a close personal friend who betrayed him. Judas, one of Jesus’ disciples, walked with him. He ate with him. They prayed together. Judas even witnessed miracles and healings too.
For three and a half years, they went everywhere together. This disciple and Jesus shared life together. But in the end, he sadly betrayed him with what we call, a “Judas Kiss.”
As a matter of fact, Jesus even went so far as to ask Judas if he was gonna betray him with a kiss. In Luke 22:48 Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?” We know ultimately he did just that.
So You Are A Christian
And then, there is another kind of betrayal that is as almost as harmful as the two previously mentioned. This one is simply because we are Christian.
Betrayal in this form is when someone takes advantage of you since you profess to be a Christian and hold to the Christian teachings and values taught in the bible. This hurts deep down in your soul. Sometimes it’s even faith shakingly devastating.
I know we are supposed to help anyone and everyone who asks, but when they deceptively take advantage of us; it hurts.
Don’t Be Deceived:
So do not be deceived! If you do not keep your word and your vows, or you have deceptive motives, your sins WILL catch up with you. Oh, but look at the pain, the devastation, and the unnecessary suffering it causes.
Sin not only affects you but everyone associated with you. Sin has consequences too. Everyone involved will suffer greatly from it. Numbers 32:23 says, “But if you fail to keep your word, then you will have sinned against the Lord, and you may be sure that your sin will find you out.”
If you think you want to take advantage of Christian people and their prayers; expect to reap a “Judas Kiss.” In Psalms 105:15 it says, “Touch not my anointed ones, do my prophets no harm!”
Ultimately it’s gonna backfire on you. Especially when you ask a believer to pray for you, and you beg them to help you, even though betrayal is your motive.
When We Pray:
Remember this, when Christians pray; expect results. God hears our prayers. The results may not always be exactly what we want or expect to see, but God knows what’s best.
He knows what it will take to get our attention. He knows precisely how to bring us to our knees if He wants to. Sometimes He will do exactly that.
Here’s another thing to keep in mind; don’t be deceived, God will not be mocked; what you sow you will reap according to (Gal. 6:7). This verse is a spiritual law that can not be broken.
Just because you may be slippin around in the dark doesn’t mean it won’t eventually come to light. Judas thought he was covered by the darkness, but his deception was surely brought out in the light for all to see.
And let me remind you, there will be a payday someday if you continue to go down this road of betrayal. It’s gonna feel just like a “Judas Kiss” to you.
Gossipers and busybodies are on this same level of betrayal. You may not realize this, but, If someone talks about someone to you; they will talk about you to someone else. Luke 12:3 says, “What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight. What you have whispered to someone behind closed doors will be shouted from the rooftops.” Gossip…it too feels just like you have kissed by Judas.
You may think you’re being slick and you think it’s funny now, but in the end, when it all catches up to you, and it will; you too will know what it feels like… because it will feel just like a “Judas Kiss.”
Here’s my final thought; when payday comes and darkness finally comes to light, you will have to man-up to it.
In other words, if you have betrayed someone, it all boils down to personal responsibility. Own it, repent of it, and be restored from it.
Judas didn’t do that. He eventually committed suicide over his betrayal.
Even though Jesus was betrayed by a “Judas Kiss” he went on to the cross to restore relationships and to bring about reconciliation. 2 Corinthians 5:19 says, “For God was in Christ, restoring the world to himself, no longer counting men’s sins against them but blotting them out.
This is the wonderful message he has given us to tell. You can be forgiven. You can be restored. And you too can have a right relationship with God.
And that, my friends, is no “Judas Kiss.”
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