WILL JUDAS, THE SON OF
THIEF, AND BETRAYER
JUDGE THE TRIBES OF ISRAEL
WITH THE OTHER ELEVEN?
Luke 22:30; D.C. 28:3; 1N
"Wherefore art thou come to
betray me with a kiss?
Then came they and laid hands on Jesus, and took him."
Some have believed that Judas, one of the first
Twelve of Jerusalem, will judge Israel because of the scripture
which says that Judas repented himself* (Matt. 27:1-6), and
therefore anyone who repents must be forgiven (Mark 3:22-24). But
all of God’s judgments are not given to men to understand (D.C.
Falwell's Faith Partners KJV footnote translates this as "having
regretted it" - silver worth $52.80)
The Book of Mormon
scriptures shed light on true repentance. The Nephites' military
leader, and man of God, Mormon, had continually warned the wicked
Nephites to repent and return to God. Their enemies, the Lamanites,
had come against them to destroy them, but they didn't repent until
they were “caught” and being destroyed. Mormon rejoiced hoping this
repentance was unto their salvation, but he was disappointed to
learn the truth of that kind of repentance.
it came to pass that the Nephites began to repent of their
iniquity, and began to cry even as had been prophesied by Samuel
the prophet; for behold no man could keep that which was his own,
for the thieves, and the robbers, and the murderers, and the magic
art, and the witchcraft which was in the land.
there began to be a mourning and a lamentation in all the land,
because of these things; and more especially among the people of
Nephi. And it came to pass that when I, Mormon, saw their
lamentations, and their mourning, and their sorrowing before the
Lord, my heart did begin to rejoice within me, knowing the
mercies and the long suffering of the Lord, therefore supposing that
he would be merciful unto them, that they would again become a
behold this my joy was vain, for their sorrowing was not unto
repentance, because of the goodness of God, but it was rather the
sorrowing of the damned, because the Lord would not always
suffer them to take happiness in sin. And they did not come unto
Jesus with broken hearts and contrite spirits, but they did curse
God, and wish to die. Nevertheless they would struggle with the
sword for their lives.
it came to pass that my sorrow did return unto me again, and I saw
that the day of grace was past with them, both temporally and
spiritually, for I saw thousands of them hewn down in open rebellion
against their God, and heaped up as dung upon the face of the land."
Alabaster Box Gift to Jesus
Six days before
the last supper they were in Bethany at the home of Mary, Martha,
and Lazarus who was raised from the dead. Mary came in with the
alabaster box of very expensive ointment. She poured it on Jesus’
feet and wiped it with her hair. Judas contended about it saying
they could have sold it for 300 pence* and given the money to the
poor. Jesus told him to leave her alone, for she was anointing him
for his burial, and that this would be told throughout history as a
memorial to her. (John 12:1-11; Matt. 26:1-13)
John said Judas
didn’t care about the poor, but said this because he was a
“thief”(John 12:3-6) *
(Jerry Falwell's Faith Partners KJV footnote: this was 12 oz,
Mark 14:31 (IV
only) – Judas was “offended” because Jesus rebuked him over the
ointment confrontation with Mary. Judas went from that incident in
his anger to the chief priests and sought the opportunity to betray
Jesus. (Matt. 26:5-13, 16).
JUDAS, A DEVIL, WAS LOST
John 17:12 –
Jesus’ prayer for the 11. He said he had lost only the son of
perdition so the scripture could be fulfilled.
John 6:70 – Jesus
said He called the 12 and one is a devil
John 13:2 – The
Last supper ended and the devil put it in Judas’ heart to betray
whispered to Judas that it was “time” to do it, for Judas had been
trying to find the right time and place to sell Jesus into the hands
of the chief priests when there were not many people around.)
3N 13:9 – Jesus
was teaching the Nephites and spoke of the son of perdition
who sold Him for silver and was led away.
Acts 1:13-26 –
Peter spoke of Judas’ fall and another to take his place (so
scriptures could fulfill, and Judas could go take his own place.
King David wrote in Psalms of Judas’ fall, desolation and another
would take the bishopric – Judas fell to go take his own place
(meaning he was out of it—his place being with demons, for Jesus
called him a devil.
DID JUDAS TRULY REPENT OR JUST
FINALLY REALIZE WHAT HE HAD DONE?
Luke 22:22 Judas was looking for a
way to betray Jesus before the Passover – Jesus had warned him
saying woe to the man who betrays innocent blood.
When Judas saw
Jesus was condemned, he
knowing he had done just that. He told the chief priests and elders
that he had sinned and betrayed innocent blood. Apparently he
wanted to return the money, but they didn't want the money, they
wanted Jesus' life. They told Judas that they didn’t care; that his
sins were upon his
"And he cast down the
pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went, and hanged
himself on a tree. And straightway he fell down, and his
bowels gushed out, and he died. And the chief priests took the
silver pieces, and ...bought with them the potter's field, to bury
strangers in. Wherefore the field was called, The field of
blood unto this day." (Matt. 27:1-10)
Photo of Potter's field
today in Jerusalem
WHAT IS THE UNPARDONABLE SIN?
“For He hath made it impossible for those who were once enlightened,
and have tasted of the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the
Holy Ghost, and have tasted the good word of God, and the powers of
the world to come, if they shall fall away, to be renewed again unto
repentance; seeing they crucify themselves the Son of God afresh,
and put Him to an open shame.” (Heb. 6:4-6) Did Judas do this?
Judas partake of the Holy Ghost witness of the Christ? Was
the Holy Ghost with Jesus during His ministry? Or is it
separate from Him? In Matt. 3:45 the Spirit of God
descended like a dove lighted on Jesus.
After Jesus' baptism
in water, the Spirit descended upon Him. Jesus then baptized men
with the Holy Ghost. (Mark 1:6-8)
"The heavens opened
and the Holy Ghost descended, in bodily shape like a dove,
upon Him; and a voice came from heaven..." (Luke 3:29)
Judas is the only one
of the Twelve who after he had partaken of Jesus' Holy Ghost
ministry, betrayed it. He didn't deny it, he defied it with
the betrayal. Satan and his demonic hosts don't deny that
Jesus is the Christ, they acknowledged it more than once, but 1/3rd
of the hosts of heaven defied God and Christ in the war in heaven,
and fell, never to be forgiven.
Peter spoke of Judas
obtaining part of that ministry--he tasted of the good word of God
through the power of the Holy Ghost with Jesus. Where does
that leave him?
NO MERCY FOR JUDAS
author of 3rd Nephi is Nephi, of Nephi, of Helaman, of Helaman, of
Alma, of Alma, and all from Nephi of Lehi. This is a 600 year
period, for this Nephi wrote in 6 to 8 B.C. He had wept all
night for his people who were gong to be killed the following day if
the sign of Christ's birth didn't appear. Jesus spoke to him
saying that on the morrow He would come into the world. And he
lifetime, Jesus came to the Nephites who survived the great
earthquake. Nephi gave the wicked a warning, and spoke of
Judas' situation. He said:
him that spurns the doings of the Lord; woe to him that shall
deny the Christ and His works. Woe to him that shall deny
the revelations of the Lord, and that shall say, 'The Lord no
longer works by revelation, or by prophecy, or by gifts, or by
tongues, or by healings, or by the power of the Holy Ghost.'
And woe to him that
shall say at that day, to get gain, that there can be no miracle
wrought by Jesus Christ; for he that does this shall become like the
son of perdition, for whom there was no mercy, according to the
word of Christ." 3N 13:58-60
JEWISH CEREMONY OF WASHING FEET
Jesus wash Judas' feet too? (John 13:5)
John 13:18 – Jesus
was washing the feet of the 12 after the Passover meal. This
washing was a Jewish law supposed to cleanse them, but Jesus said
they were not all clean – referring to Judas being among them (vs.
10 & 18) – saying scriptures needed to be fulfilled. (John 6:64, 70;
Jesus Commissioned the
before His Ascension
Jesus told them to wait on
the Pentecostal Endowment before taking the ministry to the nations.
The 11 Apostles and a group of
about 120 (including women) met, prayed, and petitioned the Lord
whom to ordain in the 12th position.
WHY JUDAS WAS NUMBERED WITH THE 12
(Acts 1:25) –
Matthias took the 12th place. Matthias had been with them during the
whole time – apparently having to wait to take his place among the
12, who no doubt were preordained to this position. Peter said
Judas had to be called into the 12 to fulfill scriptures.
“And in those days Peter
stood up in the midst of the disciples, and said... ‘Men and
brethren, this scripture must needs have been fulfilled, when the
Holy Ghost by the mouth of David spake before concerning Judas,
which was guide to them that took Jesus. For he was numbered with
us, and had obtained part of this ministry.
Now this man purchased a
field with the reward of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst
asunder in the midst, and all his bowels gushed out. And it was
known unto all the dwellers at Jerusalem; insomuch as that field is
called, in their proper tongue, Aceldama, that is to say, The field
of blood. For it is written in the book of Psalms, ‘Let his
habitation be desolate, and let no man dwell therein; and, His
bishopric let another take,’
of these men which have companied with us all the time that the
Lord Jesus went in and out among us, beginning from the baptism of
John, unto that same day that he was taken up from us, must one
be ordained to be a witness with us of his resurrection.
And they appointed two,
surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And they prayed, and said, ‘Thou,
Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, show whether of these two
Thou has chosen, that he may take part of this ministry and
apostleship, from which Judas by transgression fell that he might
go to his own place. And they gave forth their lots and the lot
fell upon Matthias; and he was numbered with the eleven apostles.”
Matthias had always been
One day a little ant was
crawling across the kitchen floor and ordinarily I would usher it
outside to its own domain; however, this day I was angry at my
husband, and my anger caused me to react outside of the norm. I
smashed it with no remorse. The Lord didn’t like that and
The following cartoon
appeared in the newspaper shortly after the incident. It was
basically what had happened to me except for the manner of our
disagreement. Nevertheless, the feelings were the same. I chuckled
when I read it. God had quickened me the first time, and reiterated
it through the newspaper—or was that cartoon just a coincidence?
Only the Lord knows, but I know I will never forget it because a
very important principle of judgment was revealed.
The first four drawings are
the original cartoon, the fifth is what happened to me after I
displayed my anger.
Then I understood that we will be judged for the
reason we did what we did—our motivation. Two people can commit
the same sin, but one will receive few stripes and the other,
many stripes. That identifies a merciful and loving Heavenly
What motivates us? Love, hate, ignorance to law,
defiance to God, incapability to understand, greed, lust,
pride? Only God knows and will decide on the Judgment Day.
Judas betrayed Jesus apparently from anger at Him.
From these scriptures above it seem clear that
Judas will never judge anyone.