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Friday, June 4, 2010

Victory Over Betrayal


John 13:1-4 ESV
1 Now before the Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew that his hour had come to depart out of this world to the Father, having loved his own who were in the world, he loved them to the end.
2 During supper, when the devil had already put it into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, to betray him,
3 Jesus, knowing that the Father had given all things into his hands, and that he had come from God and was going back to God,
4 rose from supper. He laid aside his outer garments, and taking a towel, tied it around his waist.

Jesus nearing his passion, having loved his own until the end and ready to ascend to the Father, is seated at supper with his disciples. Judas, his betrayer, is also at the table. Jesus knew that the devil had already put it in his heart to betray him, and that Judas would carry out the will of the devil. Jesus response was most incredible. Instead of being distracted by the betrayal of Judas, he pushed forward toward his mission of redemption.

Jesus keeps three things in mind that empowers him to keep a proper perspective on his mission with his betrayer in his midst. Verse 3 says that Jesus knew: The Father had given all things into his hands. He had come from God. He was going back to God.

These three revelations will keep you through betrayal. If you can keep in mind that your betrayer, like Jesus' betrayer, can only betray your trust, but never what the Father has given you, where you have come from or where you are going, you will get victory over betrayal.


4 comments:

  1. Very good...I loved it! That is right...he can not stop where I am going or what I am going to do for the Lord!! Thanks!

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  2. Vanessa Cirilo PowellSeptember 25, 2010 at 11:53 PM

    I have been reading over several of your post tonight. Been really enjoying them all but this one was just amazing & needed. Thank you.

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  3. Vanessa:

    thank you very much for your nice comment. I am glad that it was a blessing to you.

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  4. BTW it makes it worth writing when I get feed back. I welcome comments even when they disagree with me.

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