Betrayal & Persecution Pt. 2- The Judas Kiss

judas kissWe all know that Judas betrayed Jesus with a “kiss”. This was a very intimate act. This was a sign of affection, love, and reverence. This was the way to greet someone you cared for. This demonstrates to us how watchful we must be. The very one that kisses your face will stab you in your back.  Jesus wasn’t ignorant concerning Judas’ scheme against him. This was the ultimate act of betrayal. In fact, Jesus asked Judas, “Betrayest thou the Son of man with a kiss?” Jesus wasn’t caught by surprise. He had just finished praying earnestly to the Father until his sweat was like great drops of blood falling. This is why we must stay before the Lord in prayer, for whatever lies ahead. Even still, it had to happen. The enemy had to use someone to help fulfill Jesus’ purpose on earth. The enemy has to use someone to help fulfill your purpose here on earth. Jesus had to be kissed to be recognized in the crowd, to be arrested by the soldiers, to be beaten, to be tried, to be lifted up and crucified. Jesus said, “If I be lifted up I’ll draw all men unto me”. There had to be a lifting and the kiss was just part of the process.

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