Speaking of the Betrayal

John 13
1 Now before the feast of the passover, when Jesus knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

Jesus knew that he was coming to the end of his life here and he was going to the Father... His love didn't stop, it went all the way... to the CROSS.

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2 And supper being ended, the devil having now put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him;

Judas just finishes his meal and now he feels like doing some dirty work... his feet were about to head where their was some dirty money to be made... The love of money is the root of all evil but it will fail you in the end.

Who put it in Judas' heatt to betrwy Jesus, IT was Satan NOT God and some people get that cofused, they don't work together.

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3 Jesus knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he was come from God, and went to God;

Jesus knew his position, his power even as a man yet he laid down his royalty and became one of us to set us free... In other words, he become sin for us even though he knew NO sin. He was sinless yet he experienced the wages of sin so we would not have to, all that belong to him.

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4 He riseth from supper, and laid aside his garments; and took a towel, and girded himself.

Jesus also rises from supper but his feet are clean, so to speak. He only goes to places to do right, to set people free not to betray or to kill, steal and to destroy...

John 13 cont
5 After that he poureth water into a basin, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.
6 Then cometh he to Simon Peter: and Peter saith unto him, Lord, dost thou wash my feet?
7 Jesus answered and said unto him, What I do thou knowest not now; but thou shalt know hereafter.
8 Peter saith unto him, Thou shalt never wash my feet. Jesus answered him, If I wash thee not, thou hast no part with me.
9 Simon Peter saith unto him, Lord, not my feet only, but also my hands and my head.
10 Jesus saith to him, He that is washed needeth not save to wash his feet, but is clean every whit: and ye are clean, but not all.

         This is a good type... Like Judas we do not need to go walking off to do some dirty business... When Jesus cleans us spirit and soul, we need to walk in that cleansing by submitting to God and resisting the devil.

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11 For he knew who should betray him; therefore said he, Ye are not all clean.
12 So after he had washed their feet, and had taken his garments, and was set down again, he said unto them, Know ye what I have done to you?
13 Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.
14 If I then, your Lord and Master, have washed your feet; ye also ought to wash one another's feet.
15 For I have given you an example, that ye should do as I have done to you.

Serve one another and others... Jesus has done plenty for us and we are to do plenty for one another. He set the pattern and we are to follow.

Jesus gave physical examples to show spiritual truth, time and time again. He humbles himself even further and becomes their servant, waiting on them.
Mark 10:45
"45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many."
We are to follow in his footsteps...
II Cor.4:5
"5 For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake."
         I will focus on John 13:34,35 below in a few minutes.

John 13 cont
16 Verily, verily, I say unto you, The servant is not greater than his lord; neither he that is sent greater than he that sent him.
17 If ye know these things, happy are ye if ye do them.

If you know what to do and you do them then you will be happy...BUT if you don't...
James 4:17 says,
"17 Therefore to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin."

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18 I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.

Now this is a tricky verse, we saw before that God wants all saved and to come into the knowledge of the truth.
I Tim. 2:1-5
"1 I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men;
2 For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.
3 For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Saviour;
4 Who will have all men to be saved, and to come unto the knowledge of the truth.
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;"
cf. II Peter 3:9,
"9 The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance."

John 13 cont
19 Now I tell you before it come, that, when it is come to pass, ye may believe that I am he.
20 Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that receiveth whomsoever I send receiveth me; and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

Jesus said at another time,
"3 And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
4 Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven.
5 And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me.
6 But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea." (Matt. 18:3-6)

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21 When Jesus had thus said, he was troubled in spirit, and testified, and said, Verily, verily, I say unto you, that one of you shall betray me.
22 Then the disciples looked one on another, doubting of whom he spake.
23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.
24 Simon Peter therefore beckoned to him, that he should ask who it should be of whom he spake.
25 He then lying on Jesus' breast saith unto him, Lord, who is it?
26 Jesus answered, He it is, to whom I shall give a sop, when I have dipped it. And when he had dipped the sop, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon.
27 And after the sop Satan entered into him. Then said Jesus unto him, That thou doest, do quickly.

God allows Satan opportunities after he gives us chances to repent and turn to him. We become vessels fit for destruction just as the Pharaoh during Moses' time after he kept hardening his heart...

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28 Now no man at the table knew for what intent he spake this unto him.
29 For some of them thought, because Judas had the bag, that Jesus had said unto him, Buy those things that we have need of against the feast; or, that he should give something to the poor.
30 He then having received the sop went immediately out: and it was night.

We need ears to hear, eyes to see the supernatural just as we do in the natural. Just as the Lord is the creator of our ears, eyes, etc., he is the creator of those same things in the supernatural also. Night seems to be the best time for people to do their dirty work, under cover, and darkness helps in that scenario.

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31 Therefore, when he was gone out, Jesus said, Now is the Son of man glorified, and God is glorified in him.
32 If God be glorified in him, God shall also glorify him in himself, and shall straightway glorify him.
Isa. 42:8 says,
"8 I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images."
         Jesus continually received God's praise and if he wasn't Jehovah God in human flesh then Jehovah is in trouble...

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33 Little children, yet a little while I am with you. Ye shall seek me: and as I said unto the Jews, Whither I go, ye cannot come; so now I say to you.

The Jews who hated Jesus and sought to kill him couldn't go to where Jesus is going BUT neither could his disciples and they loved him. What a trip! That is: they couldn't go with him now but they will go later as we shall see in a minute...

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34 A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another; as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.
35 By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another.

We are to love as Jesus loved, to walk as he walked, to talk as he talked, to minister as he ministered. We are the body of Christ on this planet and we are to be a representation of Jesus Christ, we are living epistles read of all men.
II Cor. 3:2,.
"2 Ye are our epistle written in our hearts, known and read of all men:"

John 13 cont
36 Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards.
37 Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake.
38 Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

Jesus is letting Peter know that he won't lay his life down for him NOW BUT he will when he comes to know Jesus in a more intimate way BY the power of the Holy Ghost...

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