In these last days Christians will be hated not loved part 3
By Arthur Owiti
THE JUDAS ISCARIOT SPIRIT,-THE SPIRIT OF THE WORLD IN THE CHURCH
The hatred we will see and have seen being launched against Christians has come from the world. However we need to know who or what is the world.
Jesus said that when the world hates believers , know that it hated him first.
Jesus uses the word world to show who will hate Christians. He was not talking about trees or buildings, he was talking about a people.
Of course the world in Greek generally means the order of things in the earthly sphere. The word world in English comes from the word orlud..man .
Let us look at who openly hated or was against him Jesus then we will know who the world is:
1. Pharisees and Scribes… Religious/Political Leaders
2. Herod…. Political Leader
3. Judas Iscariot
There are many who believed and many who did not believe therefore rejected God. However the above people led many to hate Jesus.
Thus we can deduce from the above that the WORLD is both RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR in nature.
The religious side represented by the Pharisees while the Secular by Herod.
So THERE EXISTS BOTH RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR EVIL;
RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR WICKEDNESS ;
RELIGIOUS AND SECULAR MURDERERS AND TERRORISTS.
They both work for the same goal and for the love of the world.
Just because one is religious does not mean that they are of God. Check the fruit.
Also remember,the Pharisees used to fast ,pray and give alms to the poor just as a true Christian is supposed to do.However for them they did it to get the praise of men hence it was a public show.
Do not be surprised when you hear of Churches that do good charitable works at the same time working together with the State to commit atrocities against their enemies .
Their enemies are the same and in the last days the enemies of the False Prophet Religious leadership will be the enemies of the Antichrist Political leadership because they are of the same spirit.
BETRAYAL IN THE FAMILY ; BETRAYAL OF BELIEVERS
What about Judas ? Judas represents a family member in the same family of Jesus who for worldly gain and praise of man, hands over Jesus to the world.
Remember that Jesus had to die for our sins, but those that killed him( the religious leaders and secular) knew that they were killing a criminal whom they utterly disliked.
A look at Judas and one gets a shock at how close he was to Jesus.
1. When Jesus sent them to preach he gave them authority over diseases and devils.
Judas, cast out devils, and healed the sick
And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.
2. Judas had the money bag meaning he was trusted
3.Judas claimed to care for the poor
4.Judas did not forsake Jesus when the teaching was hard for many others who left him in John 6
Yet in all this Jesus knew that one was a devil. This had to happen in accordance to the Holy Scriptures that declared that Jesus would be hated and betrayed.
John 6:70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil?
So just because one does miracles and heals others is still not a qualification of being right with God. One can still backslide .
Judas tasted the power of God, but still backslid. Hence we should watch that we do not lose our salvation for the love of money which is the love of this world. Judas lost it for a bag of 30 pieces of silver, in the name of treachery and pleasing the world.
This treachery also took place in the Old Testament where Israel worshiped other idols. God called treachery, betrayal. Idolatry is still a sin against God and God punished Israel seve