Isa 43:10 Ye are my witnesses, saith the LORD, and my servant whom I have chosen: that ye may know and believe me, and understand that I am he: before me there was no God formed, neither shall there be after me

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The DARK Betrayal

Our Master was betrayed by a disciple, “one of the twelve.” The blow came from one of “His own household.” 

The world employed a “friend” to execute its dark design. And so our intimacy with Christ may be our peril; our very association may be made our temptation. 

The devil would rather gain one belonging to the inner circle than a thousand who stand confessed as the friends of the world. 

What am I doing in the kingdom? Can I be trusted? Or am I in the pay of the evil one?

And our Master was betrayed in the garden of prayer. In the most hallowed place the betrayer gave the most unholy kiss.

He brought his defilement into the most awe-inspiring sanctuary the world has ever known. And so may it be with me. I can kindle the unclean fire in the church. I can stab my LORD when I am on my knees. While I am in apparent devotion I can be in league with the powers of darkness.

And this “dark betrayal” was for money!

The LORD of Glory was bartered for thirty pieces of silver!

And the difference between Judas and many men is that they often sell their LORD for less! 

From the power of Mammon, and from the Blindness which falls upon his victims, good LORD, deliver me!

~John Henry Jowett~

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