God the Consuming Fire Versus Judas Iscariot [1]


Day 34: Monday 1st June, 2020.
Scripture: Matthew 27:1-10
Topic: God the Consuming Fire Versus Judas Iscariot [1]
Text: John 6:71

The troubler called Judas Iscariot (is-kar’-i-ot) means (ioudas iskariotes, i.e. ‘ish qeriyoth, “judas, man of kerioth”). He was one of the twelve Apostles and the betrayer of Jesus. Judas was, as his second name indicates, a native of Kerioth or Karioth. The exact locality of Kerioth (compare Joshua 15:25) is doubtful, but it lay probably to the South of Judea, being identified with the ruins of el Karjetein. He is sometimes called “the son of Simon,” (John 6:71 ; John 13:2 John 13:26) but more commonly ISCARIOTES (Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:19; Luke 6:16 ) etc. The name Iscariot has received many interpretations more of less conjectural. The most probable is from Ish Kerioth, i.e. “man of Kerioth,” a town in the tribe of Judah (Joshua 15:25). Judas’ Name and Early History:

He was the son of Simon (John 13:2) or Simon Iscariot (John 6:71; 13:26), the meaning of Iscariot explaining why it was applied to his father also. The first Scriptural reference to Judas is his election to the apostleship. See Matthew 10:4; Mark 3:19; Luke 6:16. Of the life of Judas before the appearance of his name in the lists of the apostles we know absolutely nothing. What that appearance implies, however, is that he had previously declared himself a disciple.
He was drawn, as the others were, by the preaching of the Baptist, or his own Messianic hopes, or the “gracious words” of the new Teacher, to leave his former life, and to obey the call of the Prophet of Nazareth. The choice was not made, we must remember, without a provision of its issue (John 6:64). The germs of the evil, in all likelihood, unfolded themselves gradually. He may have been present at the preaching of John the Baptist at Bethany beyond Jordan, (John 1:28), but more probably he first met Jesus during the return of the latter through Judea with His followers (John 3:22).
Judas Iscariot before the Betrayal:

The rules to which the twelve were subject in their first journey, (Matthew 10:9-10), sheltered him from the temptation that would have been most dangerous to him. The new form of life, of which we find the first traces in (Luke 8:3) brought that temptation with it. As soon as the twelve were recognized as a body, travelling hither and thither with their Master, receiving money and other offerings, and redistributing what they received to the poor, it became necessary that someone should act as the steward and almoner of the small society, and this fell to Judas, John 12:6; 13:29. The Galilean or Judean peasant found himself entrusted with larger sums of money than before, and with this there came covetousness, unfaithfulness, embezzlement. Several times he showed his tendency to avarice and selfishness. This, even under the best of influences, grew worse and worse, till he betrayed his Master for thirty pieces of silver.

  • Prayer Points:
  • I pray, that God’s grace and glory will pave way for me to His eternal kingdom henceforth, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • I turned my suffering around so as to establish, strengthen, settle and perfect everything concerning me now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • I command all the spirits of Judas Iscariot in my life, jump out now by God’s consuming fire, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • I command attitude and character of Judas Iscariot in my life, catch God’s consuming fire now, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • Oh Lord God, grant me the grace and power to discern every Judas Iscariot in my life so as not to fall into his sin, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • As I have started well o Lord, let me finish well, in the name of Jesus Christ.
  • O Lord God, do not allow me to misuse my present position, in the name of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Timothy Ogundele-Jesu

Pastor Tim Ogundele_Jesu is a Minister of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and an apostle by the grace of God. He has been used by God prominently in the area of salvation, healing, blessing, and especially deliverance.

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